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to himself: if he had so offended,
Isa. And is this all ?
woe, As I, thus wrong’d, hence unbelieved go!
Duke. I know, you'd fain be gone :- An officer !
Isa. One that I would were here,-Friar Lodowick.
Duke. Words against me? This' a good friar belike?
Lucio. But yesternight, my lord, she and that friar
Duke. Good friar, let's hear it.-
[Exit FRIAR PETER, Take her hence awhile.
[Exeunt ISABELLA and two APPARITORS.
Enter MARIANA, veiled, and FRIAR PETER.
Mari. Pardon, my lord; I will not show my face, Until
my husband bid me.
a maid? Mari. No, my lord. Duke. A widow then. Mari. Neither, my lord.
Duke. Why, you are nothing then: Neither maid, widow, nor wife? Lucio. My lord, she may be a punk; for many
of them are neither maid, widow, nor wife.
Duke. Silence that fellow: I would, he had some
To prattle for himself.
Lucio. Well, my lord.
Mari. My lord, I do confess, I ne'er was marry'd; And, I confess, besides, I am no maid: I have known my husband; yet my husband knows
not, That ever he knew me. Lucio. He was drunk, then, my lord? it can be no better.
Duke. For the benefit of silence, would thou wert
Lucio. Well, my lord.
Ang. Charges she more than me?
Duke. Know you this woman?
Ang. My lord, I must confess, I know this woman; And, five years since, there was some speech of mar
riage Betwixt myself and her: which was broke off, Partly, for that her promised proportions Came short of composition; but, in chief, For that her reputation was disvalu'd In levity: since which time, of five years, I never spake with her, saw her, nor heard from her, Upon my faith and honour.
Mari. Noble prince,
[Kneels. As there comes light from Heaven, and words from
Dake. Aye, with my heart;
[The Duke rises.
Duke. Go, do it instantly. [Exit Provost.
stir not you,
In any chastisement: I for a while
have well Determined upon
these slanderers. Esca. My lord, we'll do it throughly.
[Exit DUKE.—Angelo and Escalus sit. Signior Lucio, did not you say, you knew that Friar Lodowick to be a dishonest person?
Lucio. Cucullus not facet monachum : honest in nothing, but in his clothes; and one that hath spoke most villainous speeches of the Duke.
Esca. We shall entreat you to abide here till he come, and enforce them against him. We shall find this friar a notable fellow.
Lucio. As any in Vienna, on my word.
Esca. Know you that Friar Lodowick, that he speaks of?
Peter. I know him for a man divine and holy;
Lucio. My lord, most villainously; believe it.
Peter. Well, he in time may come to clear himself; But at this instant he is sick, my lord, Of a strange fever: Upon his mere request, (Being come to knowledge that there was complaint Intended ’gainst Lord Angelo,) came I hither, To speak, as from his mouth, what he doth know Is true, and false; and what he with his oath, And all probation, will make up full clear, Whensoever he's convented. Esca. Call that same Isabel here once again.
[Exit a GENTLEMAN. I would speak with her :—'Pray you, my lord, give me leave to question; you shall see how I'll handle her.
Lucio. Not better than he, by her own report.