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Duke. Pursue him, and entreat him to a peace:
He hath not told us of the captain yet;

When that is known, and golden time convents,
A solemn combination shall be made

Of our dear souls. Mean time, sweet sister,
We will not part from hence. - Cesario, come;
For so you shall be, while you are a man;
But, when in other habits you are seen,
Orsino's mistress, and his fancy's queen.



Clo. When that I was and a little tiny boy,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,

A foolish thing was but a toy,

For the rain it raineth every day.

But when I came to man's estate,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
'Gainst knaves and thieves men shut their gate,
For the rain it raineth every day.

But when I came, alas! to wive,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
By swaggering could I never thrive,
For the rain it raineth every day.

But when I came unto my bed,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
With toss-pots still had drunken head,
For the rain it raineth every day.

A great while ago the world begun,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain ;

But that's all one, our play is done,

And we'll strive to please you every day. [Exit.


VOL. I.-17


VINCENTIO, Duke of Vienna.

ANGELO, Lord Deputy in the Duke's absence. ESCALUS, an ancient Lord, joined with Angelo in

the Deputation.

CLAUDIO, a young Gentleman.

LUCIO, a Fantastic.

Two other like Gentlemen.

VARRIUS, a Gentleman, Servant to the Duke.

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Lords, Gentlemen, Guards, Officers, and other


SCENE. Vienna.



SCENE I. An Apartment in the Duke's Palace. Enter Duke, ESCALUS, Lords, and Attendants. Duke. ESCALUS,

Escal. My lord.

Duke. Of government the properties to unfold,
Would seem in me to affect speech and discourse;
Since I am put to know, that your own science
Exceeds, in that, the lists of all advice

My strength can give you: then no more remains,
But that to your sufficiency, as your worth is able,
And let them work. The nature of our people,
Our city's institutions, and the terms

For common justice, you are as pregnant in,
As art and practice hath enriched any
That we remember: there is our commission,
From which we would not have you warp.

Call hither,

I say, bid come before us, Angelo.- [Exit an Attendant.
What figure of us think you he will bear?
For you must know, we have with special soul
Elected him our absence to supply;

Lent him our terror, dressed him with our love;
And given his deputation all the organs
Of our own power: what think you of it?
Escal. If any in Vienna be of worth
To undergo such ample grace and honor,
It is lord Angelo.



Look, where he comes.

Ang. Always obedient to your grace's will, I come to know your pleasure.


There is a kind of character in thy life,

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