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Enter Prouost, Seruant.Enter Provost, and a Servantstraight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceMM II.ii.1
Ser. SERVANT 
Hee's hearing of a Cause; he will come straight,He's hearing of a cause; he will come straight; MM II.ii.1
I'le tell him of you.I'll tell him of you. MM II.ii.2.1
Pro. PROVOST 
'Pray you doe;Pray you, do. MM II.ii.2.2
Exit Servant MM II.ii.2
Ile knowI'll know MM II.ii.2.3
His pleasure, may be he will relent; alasHis pleasure; maybe he'll relent. Alas, MM II.ii.3
He hath but as offended in a dreame,He hath but as offended in a dream. MM II.ii.4
All Sects, all Ages smack of this vice, and heAll sects, all ages smack of this vice, and hesect (n.)class, kind, sortMM II.ii.5
To die for't?To die for it! MM II.ii.6.1
Enter Angelo.Enter Angelo MM II.ii.6
Ang. ANGELO 
Now, what's the matter Prouost?Now, what's the matter, provost? MM II.ii.6.2
Pro. PROVOST 
Is it your will Claudio shall die to morrow?Is it your will Claudio shall die tomorrow? MM II.ii.7
Ang. ANGELO 
Did not I tell thee yea? hadst thou not order?Did not I tell thee, yea? Hadst thou not order? MM II.ii.8
Why do'st thou aske againe?Why dost thou ask again? MM II.ii.9.1
Pro. PROVOST 
Lest I might be too rash:Lest I might be too rash. MM II.ii.9.2
Vnder your good correction I haue seeneUnder your good correction, I have seen MM II.ii.10
When after execution, Iudgement hathWhen, after execution, judgement hath MM II.ii.11
Repented ore his doome.Repented o'er his doom.doom (n.)
old form: doome
judgement, sentence, decision
MM II.ii.12.1
Ang. ANGELO 
Goe to; let that be mine,Go to; let that be mine. MM II.ii.12.2
Doe you your office, or giue vp your Place,Do you your office, or give up your place,office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibilityMM II.ii.13
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
And you shall well be spar'd.And you shall well be spared.crave (v.)
old form: craue
beg, entreat, request
MM II.ii.14.1
Pro. PROVOST 
I craue your Honours pardon:I crave your honour's pardon. MM II.ii.14.2
What shall be done Sir, with the groaning Iuliet?What shall be done, sir, with the groaning Juliet?groaning (adj.)crying out in labourMM II.ii.15
Shee's very neere her howre.She's very near her hour. MM II.ii.16.1
Ang. ANGELO 
Dispose of herDispose of her MM II.ii.16.2
To some more fitter place; and that with speed.To some more fitter place, and that with speed. MM II.ii.17
Enter Servant MM II.ii.18
Ser. SERVANT 
Here is the sister of the man condemn'd,Here is the sister of the man condemned MM II.ii.18
Desires accesse to you.Desires access to you. MM II.ii.19.1
Ang. ANGELO 
Hath he a Sister?Hath he a sister? MM II.ii.19.2
Pro. PROVOST 
I my good Lord, a very vertuous maid,Ay, my good lord, a very virtuous maid, MM II.ii.20
And to be shortlie of a Sister-hood,And to be shortly of a sisterhood, MM II.ii.21
If not alreadie.If not already. MM II.ii.22.1
Ang. ANGELO 
Well: let her be admitted,Well, let her be admitted. MM II.ii.22.2
Exit Servant MM II.ii.22
See you the Fornicatresse be remou'd,See you the fornicatress be removed;fornicatress (n.)
old form: Fornicatresse
woman guilty of fornication
MM II.ii.23
Let her haue needfull, but not lauish meanes,Let have needful, but not lavish, means.mean (n.)
old form: meanes
(plural) resources, wherewithal, wealth
MM II.ii.24
There shall be order for't.There shall be order for't. MM II.ii.25.1
Enter Lucio and Isabella.Enter Lucio and Isabella MM II.ii.25
Pro. PROVOST 
'Saue your Honour.God save your honour. MM II.ii.25.2
Ang. ANGELO 
Stay a little while: y'are welcome: what's your will?Stay a little while. (To Isabella) Y'are welcome. What's your will? MM II.ii.26
Isab. ISABELLA 
I am a wofull Sutor to your Honour,I am a woeful suitor to your honour, MM II.ii.27
'Please but your Honor heare me.Please but your honour hear me.suit (n.)
old form: suite
formal request, entreaty, petition
MM II.ii.28.1
Ang. ANGELO 
Well: what's your suite.Well, what's your suit? MM II.ii.28.2
Isab. ISABELLA 
There is a vice that most I doe abhorre,There is a vice that most I do abhor, MM II.ii.29
And most desire should meet the blow of Iustice;And most desire should meet the blow of justice, MM II.ii.30
For which I would not plead, but that I must,For which I would not plead, but that I must, MM II.ii.31
For which I must not plead, but that I amFor which I must not plead, but that I am MM II.ii.32
At warre, twixt will, and will not.At war 'twixt will and will not. MM II.ii.33.1
Ang. ANGELO 
Well: the matter?Well: the matter? MM II.ii.33.2
Isab. ISABELLA 
I haue a brother is condemn'd to die,I have a brother is condemned to die. MM II.ii.34
I doe beseech you let it be his fault,I do beseech you, let it be his fault, MM II.ii.35
And not my brother.And not my brother. MM II.ii.36.1
Pro.PROVOST  
(aside) MM II.ii.36
Heauen giue thee mouing graces.Heaven give thee moving graces. MM II.ii.36.2
Ang. ANGELO 
Condemne the fault, and not the actor of it,Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it? MM II.ii.37
Why euery fault's condemnd ere it be done:Why, every fault's condemned ere it be done. MM II.ii.38
Mine were the verie Cipher of a FunctionMine were the very cipher of a function,cipher (n.)figure nought, nonentity, mere nothingMM II.ii.39
To fine the faults, whose fine stands in record,To fine the faults whose fine stands in record,fine (n.)punishment, penalty, retributionMM II.ii.40
fine (v.)punish, impose a penalty [on]
And let goe by the Actor:And let go by the actor.actor (n.)doer, performerMM II.ii.41.1
Isab. ISABELLA 
Oh iust, but seuere Law:O just, but severe law! MM II.ii.41.2
I had a brother then; heauen keepe your honour.I had a brother then; heaven keep your honour. MM II.ii.42
Luc. LUCIO  
(aside to Isabella) MM II.ii.43
Giue't not ore so: to him againe, entreat him,Give't not o'er so. To him again, entreat him, MM II.ii.43
Kneele downe before him, hang vpon his gowne,Kneel down before him, hang upon his gown; MM II.ii.44
You are too cold: if you should need a pin,You are too cold. If you should need a pin, MM II.ii.45
You could not with more tame a tongue desire it:You could not with more tame a tongue desire it. MM II.ii.46
To him, I say.To him, I say. MM II.ii.47
Isab. ISABELLA 
Must he needs die?Must he needs die? MM II.ii.48.1
Ang. ANGELO 
Maiden, no remedie.Maiden, no remedy. MM II.ii.48.2
Isab. ISABELLA 
Yes: I doe thinke that you might pardon him,Yes, I do think that you might pardon him, MM II.ii.49
And neither heauen, nor man grieue at the mercy.And neither heaven nor man grieve at the mercy. MM II.ii.50
Ang. ANGELO 
I will not doe't.I will not do't. MM II.ii.51.1
Isab. ISABELLA 
But can you if you would?But can you if you would? MM II.ii.51.2
Ang. ANGELO 
Looke what I will not, that I cannot doe.Look what I will not, that I cannot do. MM II.ii.52
Isab. ISABELLA 
But might you doe't & do the world no wrongBut might you do't, and do the world no wrong, MM II.ii.53
If so your heart were touch'd with that remorse,If so your heart were touched with that remorseremorse (n.)pity, compassion, tendernessMM II.ii.54
As mine is to him?As mine is to him? MM II.ii.55
Ang. ANGELO 
Hee's sentenc'd, tis too late.He's sentenced; 'tis too late. MM II.ii.56.1
Luc. LUCIO  
(aside to Isabella) MM II.ii.56
You are too cold.You are too cold. MM II.ii.56.2
Isab. ISABELLA 
Too late? why no: I that doe speak a wordToo late? Why, no. I that do speak a word MM II.ii.57
May call it againe: well, beleeue thisMay call it back again. Well, believe this, MM II.ii.58
No ceremony that to great ones longs,No ceremony that to great ones longs,ceremony (n.)symbol of state, external sign of pompMM II.ii.59
long (v.)belong, pertain, relate
Not the Kings Crowne; nor the deputed sword,Not the king's crown, nor the deputed sword,deputed (adj.)acting as a symbol of officeMM II.ii.60
The Marshalls Truncheon, nor the Iudges RobeThe marshal's truncheon, nor the judge's robe,truncheon (n.)military baton, staff of officeMM II.ii.61
Become them with one halfe so good a graceBecome them with one half so good a gracebecome (v.)grace, honour, dignifyMM II.ii.62
As mercie does:As mercy does. MM II.ii.63
If he had bin as you, and you as he,If he had been as you, and you as he, MM II.ii.64
You would haue slipt like him, but he like youYou would have slipped like him; but he, like you,slip (v.)
old form: slipt
err, sin, transgress
MM II.ii.65
Would not haue beene so sterne.Would not have been so stern. MM II.ii.66.1
Ang. ANGELO 
Pray you be gone.Pray you, be gone. MM II.ii.66.2
Isab. ISABELLA 
I would to heauen I had your potencie,I would to heaven I had your potency,potency (n.)
old form: potencie
power, authority, command
MM II.ii.67
And you were Isabell: should it then be thus?And you were Isabel; should it then be thus? MM II.ii.68
No: I would tell what 'twere to be a Iudge,No, I would tell what 'twere to be a judge, MM II.ii.69
And what a prisoner.And what a prisoner. MM II.ii.70.1
Luc. LUCIO  
(aside to Isabella)touch (v.)affect, move, stirMM II.ii.70
vein (n.)
old form: veine
right line, proper course to follow
I, touch him: there's the veine.Ay, touch him; there's the vein. MM II.ii.70.2
Ang. ANGELO 
Your Brother is a forfeit of the Law,Your brother is a forfeit of the law, MM II.ii.71
And you but waste your words.And you but waste your words. MM II.ii.72.1
Isab. ISABELLA 
Alas, alas:Alas, alas; MM II.ii.72.2
Why all the soules that were, were forfeit once,Why, all the souls that were were forfeit once, MM II.ii.73
And he that might the vantage best haue tooke,And He that might the vantage best have tookvantage (n.)advantage, benefit, advancement, profitMM II.ii.74
Found out the remedie: how would you be,Found out the remedy. How would you be, MM II.ii.75
If he, which is the top of Iudgement, shouldIf He, which is the top of judgement, shouldtop (n.)summit, peak, epitome, perfect exampleMM II.ii.76
But iudge you, as you are? Oh, thinke on that,But judge you as you are? O think on that, MM II.ii.77
And mercie then will breathe within your lipsAnd mercy then will breathe within your lips, MM II.ii.78
Like man new made.Like man new made.content (adj.)contented, patient, accepting, undisturbedMM II.ii.79.1
Ang. ANGELO 
Be you content, (faire Maid)Be you content, fair maid, MM II.ii.79.2
It is the Law, not I, condemne your brother,It is the law, not I, condemns your brother; MM II.ii.80
Were he my kinsman, brother, or my sonne,Were he my kinsman, brother, or my son, MM II.ii.81
It should be thus with him: he must die to morrow.It should be thus with him. He must die tomorrow. MM II.ii.82
Isab. ISABELLA 
To morrow? oh, that's sodaine, / Spare him, spare him:Tomorrow? O, that's sudden; spare him, spare him. MM II.ii.83
Hee's not prepar'd for death; euen for our kitchinsHe's not prepared for death. Even for our kitchens MM II.ii.84
We kill the fowle of season: shall we serue heauenWe kill the fowl of season. Shall we serve heavenseason, ofin season, at the appropriate timeMM II.ii.85
With lesse respect then we doe ministerWith less respect than we do ministerrespect (n.)attention, heed, deliberationMM II.ii.86
To our grosse-selues? good, good my Lord, bethink you;To our gross selves? Good, good my lord, bethink you:bethink (v.), past form bethoughtcall to mind, think about, consider, reflectMM II.ii.87
gross (adj.)
old form: grosse
earthly, lowly
Who is it that hath di'd for this offence?Who is it that hath died for this offence? MM II.ii.88
There's many haue committed it.There's many have committed it. MM II.ii.89.1
Luc. LUCIO  
(aside to Isabella) MM II.ii.89
I, well said.Ay, well said. MM II.ii.89.2
Ang. ANGELO 
The Law hath not bin dead, thogh it hath sleptThe law hath not been dead, though it hath slept. MM II.ii.90
Those many had not dar'd to doe that euillThose many had not dared to do that evil MM II.ii.91
If the first, that did th' Edict infringeIf that the first that did th' edict infringe MM II.ii.92
Had answer'd for his deed. Now 'tis awake,Had answered for his deed. Now 'tis awake, MM II.ii.93
Takes note of what is done, and like a ProphetTakes note of what is done, and like a prophet MM II.ii.94
Lookes in a glasse that shewes what future euilsLooks in a glass that shows what future evils,glass (n.)
old form: glasse
magic mirror, crystal ball
MM II.ii.95
Either now, or by remissenesse, new conceiu'd,Either now, or by remissness new, conceived,remissness (n.)
old form: remissenesse
negligence, laxity, carelessness
MM II.ii.96
And so in progresse to be hatch'd, and borne,And so in progress to be hatched and born, MM II.ii.97
Are now to haue no successiue degrees,Are now to have no successive degrees, MM II.ii.98
But here they liue to end.But, ere they live, to end. MM II.ii.99.1
Isab. ISABELLA 
Yet shew some pittie.Yet show some pity. MM II.ii.99.2
Ang. ANGELO 
I shew it most of all, when I show Iustice;I show it most of all when I show justice, MM II.ii.100
For then I pittie those I doe not know,For then I pity those I do not know, MM II.ii.101
Which a dismis'd offence, would after gauleWhich a dismissed offence would after gall,gall (v.)
old form: gaule
vex, annoy, irritate
MM II.ii.102
And doe him right, that answering one foule wrongAnd do him right that, answering one foul wrong, MM II.ii.103
Liues not to act another. Be satisfied;Lives not to act another. Be satisfied MM II.ii.104
Your Brother dies to morrow; be content.Your brother dies tomorrow. Be content.content (adj.)contented, patient, accepting, undisturbedMM II.ii.105
Isab. ISABELLA 
So you must be ye first that giues this sentence,So you must be the first that gives this sentence,suffer (v.)perish, be destroyed, collapseMM II.ii.106
And hee, that suffers: Oh, it is excellentAnd he, that suffers. O, 'tis excellent MM II.ii.107
To haue a Giants strength: but it is tyrannousTo have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous MM II.ii.108
To vse it like a Giant.To use it like a giant. MM II.ii.109.1
Luc. LUCIO  
(aside to Isabella) MM II.ii.109
That's well said.That's well said. MM II.ii.109.2
Isab. ISABELLA 
Could great men thunderCould great men thunder MM II.ii.110
As Ioue himselfe do's, Ioue would neuer be quiet,As Jove himself does, Jove would ne'er be quiet,Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godMM II.ii.111
For euery pelting petty OfficerFor every pelting, petty officerpelting (adj.)paltry, petty, worthless, insignificantMM II.ii.112
Would vse his heauen for thunder;Would use his heaven for thunder, MM II.ii.113
Nothing but thunder: Mercifull heauen,Nothing but thunder. Merciful heaven, MM II.ii.114
Thou rather with thy sharpe and sulpherous boltThou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous boltbolt (n.)thunderboltMM II.ii.115
Splits the vn-wedgable and gnarled Oke,Splits the unwedgeable and gnarled oakunwedgeable (adj.)
old form: vn-wedgable
unsplittable, incapable of being cleft
MM II.ii.116
Then the soft Mertill: But man, proud man,Than the soft myrtle; but man, proud man, MM II.ii.117
Drest in a little briefe authoritie,Dressed in a little brief authority, MM II.ii.118
Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd,Most ignorant of what he's most assured, MM II.ii.119
(His glassie Essence) like an angry ApeHis glassy essence, like an angry apeglassy (adj.)
old form: glassie
[unclear meaning] frail as glass, brittle; or: mirroring, reflecting [divinity]
MM II.ii.120
Plaies such phantastique tricks before high heauen,Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven MM II.ii.121
As makes the Angels weepe: who with our spleenes,As makes the angels weep; who, with our spleens,spleen (n.)
old form: spleenes
temper, spirit, passion [part of the body seen as the source of both gloomy and mirthful emotions]
MM II.ii.122
Would all themselues laugh mortall.Would all themselves laugh mortal.mortal (adv.)
old form: mortall
fatally, lethally, destructively
MM II.ii.123
Luc. LUCIO  
(aside to Isabella)wench (n.)girl, lassMM II.ii.124
Oh, to him, to him wench: he will relent,O, to him, to him, wench; he will relent. MM II.ii.124
Hee's comming: I perceiue't.He's coming, I perceive't. MM II.ii.125.1
Pro. PROVOST 
(aside) MM II.ii.125
Pray heauen she win him.Pray heaven she win him. MM II.ii.125.2
Isab. ISABELLA 
We cannot weigh our brother with our selfe,We cannot weigh our brother with ourself.weigh (v.)judge, rate, assess the value ofMM II.ii.126
Great men may iest with Saints: tis wit in them,Great men may jest with saints: 'tis wit in them,wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityMM II.ii.127
But in the lesse fowle prophanation.But in the less, foul profanation. MM II.ii.128
Luc. LUCIO  
(aside to Isabella) MM II.ii.129
Thou'rt i'th right (Girle) more o'that.Thou'rt i'th' right, girl, more o' that. MM II.ii.129
Isab. ISABELLA 
That in the Captaine's but a chollericke word,That in the captain's but a choleric wordcholeric (adj.)
old form: chollericke
irritable, angry, enraged
MM II.ii.130
Which in the Souldier is flat blasphemie.Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy. MM II.ii.131
Luc. LUCIO  
(aside to Isabella)advise, avise (v.)
old form: auis'd
inform, be aware, apprise
MM II.ii.132
Art auis'd o'that? more on't.Art avised o' that? More on't. MM II.ii.132
Ang. ANGELO 
Why doe you put these sayings vpon me?Why do you put these sayings upon me?put (v.)force, press, thrustMM II.ii.133
Isab. ISABELLA 
Because Authoritie, though it erre like others,Because authority, though it err like others, MM II.ii.134
Hath yet a kinde of medicine in it selfeHath yet a kind of medicine in itself MM II.ii.135
That skins the vice o'th top; goe to your bosome,That skins the vice o'th' top. Go to your bosom,skin (v.)cover up, cover with skinMM II.ii.136
Knock there, and aske your heart what it doth knowKnock there, and ask your heart what it doth know MM II.ii.137
That's like my brothers fault: if it confesseThat's like my brother's fault; if it confess MM II.ii.138
A naturall guiltinesse, such as is his,A natural guiltiness such as is his, MM II.ii.139
Let it not sound a thought vpon your tongueLet it not sound a thought upon your tongue MM II.ii.140
Against my brothers life.Against my brother's life. MM II.ii.141.1
Ang. ANGELO  
(aside) MM II.ii.141
Shee speakes, and 'tis such senceShe speaks, and 'tis MM II.ii.141.2
That my Sence breeds with it; fare you well.Such sense that my sense breeds with it. Fare you well.sense (n.)
old form: sence
common sense, natural feeling, reasonableness
MM II.ii.142
sense (n.)feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
Isab. ISABELLA 
Gentle my Lord, turne backe.Gentle my lord, turn back.gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleMM II.ii.143
Ang. ANGELO 
I will bethinke me: come againe to morrow.I will bethink me. Come again tomorrow.bethink (v.), past form bethought
old form: bethinke
call to mind, think about, consider, reflect
MM II.ii.144
Isa. ISABELLA 
Hark, how Ile bribe you: good my Lord turn back.Hark how I'll bribe you. Good my lord, turn back. MM II.ii.145
Ang. ANGELO 
How? bribe me?How? Bribe me? MM II.ii.146
Is. ISABELLA 
I, with such gifts that heauen shall share with you.Ay, with such gifts that heaven shall share with you. MM II.ii.147
Luc. LUCIO  
(aside to Isabella) MM II.ii.148
You had mar'd all else.You had marred all else. MM II.ii.148
Isab. ISABELLA 
Not with fond Sickles of the tested-gold,Not with fond sicles of the tested gold,sicle, sickle (n.)shekelMM II.ii.149
fond (adj.)foolish, trifling, frivolous
Or Stones, whose rate are either rich, or pooreOr stones whose rates are either rich or poorstone (n.)precious stone, gemMM II.ii.150
As fancie values them: but with true prayers,As fancy values them; but with true prayersfancy (n.)
old form: fancie
whim, inclination, caprice
MM II.ii.151
That shall be vp at heauen, and enter thereThat shall be up at heaven and enter there MM II.ii.152
Ere Sunne rise: prayers from preserued soules,Ere sunrise: prayers from preserved souls,preserved (adj.)
old form: preserued
kept safe from evil, protected
MM II.ii.153
From fasting Maides, whose mindes are dedicateFrom fasting maids whose minds are dedicatededicate (adj.)dedicated, devoted, committedMM II.ii.154
To nothing temporall.To nothing temporal.temporal (adj.)
old form: temporall
secular, civil, worldly
MM II.ii.155.1
Ang. ANGELO 
Well: come to me to morrow.Well, come to me tomorrow. MM II.ii.155.2
Luc. LUCIO  
(aside to Isabella) MM II.ii.156
Goe to: 'tis well; away.Go to, 'tis well; away. MM II.ii.156
Isab. ISABELLA 
Heauen keepe your honour safe.Heaven keep your honour safe. MM II.ii.157.1
Ang. ANGELO  
(aside) MM II.ii.157
Amen.Amen. MM II.ii.157.2
For I am that way going to temptation,For I am that way going to temptation, MM II.ii.158
Where prayers crosse.Where prayers cross.cross (v.)
old form: crosse
afflict, plague, go against
MM II.ii.159.1
Isab. ISABELLA 
At what hower to morrow,At what hour tomorrow MM II.ii.159.2
Shall I attend your Lordship?Shall I attend your lordship?forenoon (n.)
old form: 'fore-noone
part of the day before noon
MM II.ii.160.1
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
Ang. ANGELO 
At any time 'fore-noone.At any time 'forenoon. MM II.ii.160.2
Isab. ISABELLA 
'Saue your Honour.God save your honour. MM II.ii.161.1
Exeunt Isabella, Lucio, and Provost MM II.ii.161
Ang. ANGELO 
From thee: euen from thy vertue.From thee: even from thy virtue. MM II.ii.161.2
What's this? what's this? is this her fault, or mine?What's this? What's this? Is this her fault or mine? MM II.ii.162
The Tempter, or the Tempted, who sins most?The tempter, or the tempted, who sins most? MM II.ii.163
ha?Ha? MM II.ii.164
Not she: nor doth she tempt: but it is I,Not she, nor doth she tempt; but it is I MM II.ii.165
That, lying by the Violet in the Sunne,That, lying by the violet in the sun, MM II.ii.166
Doe as the Carrion do's, not as the flowre,Do as the carrion does, not as the flower,carrion (n.)carcass, wretch, worthless beastMM II.ii.167
Corrupt with vertuous season: Can it be,Corrupt with virtuous season. Can it beseason (n.)time of year, weather conditionsMM II.ii.168
virtuous (adj.)
old form: vertuous
capable of producing great growth, beneficial
That Modesty may more betray our SenceThat modesty may more betray our sensesense (n.)
old form: Sence
senses, sensation, organs of sense
MM II.ii.169
Then womans lightnesse? hauing waste ground enough,Than woman's lightness? Having waste ground enough,lightness (n.)
old form: lightnesse
lewdness, wantonness, licentiousness
MM II.ii.170
Shall we desire to raze the SanctuaryShall we desire to raze the sanctuaryraze, raze outerase, obliterate, wipe outMM II.ii.171
And pitch our euils there? oh fie, fie, fie:And pitch our evils there? O, fie, fie, fie!evil (n.)
old form: euils
[unclear meaning] hovel; privy; brothel
MM II.ii.172
What dost thou? or what art thou Angelo?What dost thou? Or what art thou, Angelo? MM II.ii.173
Dost thou desire her fowly, for those thingsDost thou desire her foully for those things MM II.ii.174
That make her good? oh, let her brother liue:That make her good? O, let her brother live: MM II.ii.175
Theeues for their robbery haue authority,Thieves for their robbery have authority MM II.ii.176
When Iudges steale themselues: what, doe I loue her,When judges steal themselves. What, do I love her, MM II.ii.177
That I desire to heare her speake againe?That I desire to hear her speak again, MM II.ii.178
And feast vpon her eyes? what is't I dreame on?And feast upon her eyes? What is't I dream on? MM II.ii.179
Oh cunning enemy, that to catch a Saint,O cunning enemy that, to catch a saint, MM II.ii.180
With Saints dost bait thy hooke: most dangerousWith saints dost bait thy hook. Most dangerous MM II.ii.181
Is that temptation, that doth goad vs onIs that temptation that doth goad us on MM II.ii.182
To sinne, in louing vertue: neuer could the StrumpetTo sin in loving virtue. Never could the strumpetstrumpet (n.)harlot, prostitute, whoreMM II.ii.183
With all her double vigor, Art, and NatureWith all her double vigour, art and nature,vigour (n.)
old form: vigor
power, efficacy, effect
MM II.ii.184
Once stir my temper: but this vertuous MaidOnce stir my temper; but this virtuous maidtemper (n.)self-control, self-restraint, moderationMM II.ii.185
Subdues me quite: Euer till nowSubdues me quite. Ever till now, MM II.ii.186
When men were fond, I smild, and wondred how. When men were fond, I smiled and wondered how.fond (adj.)infatuated, doting, passionateMM II.ii.187
Exit.Exit MM II.ii.187
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