Measure for Measure


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Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Enter Isabella and Mariana


ISABELLA

To speak so indirectly I am loath.

I would say the truth, but to accuse him so,

That is your part. Yet I am advised to do it,

He says, to veil full purpose.
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan See Topics: Frequency count
veil (v.) conceal, hide, disguise


MARIANA

                         Be ruled by him.


ISABELLA

Besides, he tells me that if peradventure
peradventure (adv.) perhaps, maybe, very likely See Topics: Frequency count

He speak against me on the adverse side,

I should not think it strange, for 'tis a physic
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment See Topics: Frequency count

That's bitter to sweet end.


MARIANA

I would Friar Peter –

Enter Friar Peter


ISABELLA

                         O, peace, the friar is come.


FRIAR PETER

Come, I have found you out a stand most fit,
stand (n.) 2 post, position, station

Where you may have such vantage on the Duke
vantage (n.) 1 right moment, suitable opportunity

He shall not pass you. Twice have the trumpets sounded.
pass (v.) 16 pass over, ignore, disregard

The generous and gravest citizens
generous (adj.) well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded

Have hent the gates, and very near upon
hent (v.) 2 reach, arrive at, occupy

The Duke is entering. Therefore hence, away.

Exeunt

 
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