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think, forty more; all great doers in our trade, and are now for the Lord's sake.
Clo. Master Barnardine! you must rise and be hang'd, master Barnardine!
Abhor. What, ho, Barnardine!
Barnar. [within.) A pox o’your throats! Who makes that noise there? What are you?
Clo. Your friends, sir; the hangman: You must be so good, sir, to rise and be put to death.
Barnar. [within.] Away, you rogue, away; I am sleepy.
Abhor. Tell him he must awake, and that quickly
Clo. Pray, master Barnardine, awake till you are executed, and sleep afterwards.
Abhor. Go in to him, and fetch him out.
Clo. He is coming, sir, he is coming; I hear his straw rustle.
Barnar. How now, Abhorson? what's the news with you?
Abhor. Truly, sir, I would desire you to clap into
your prayers; for, look you, the warrant's Barnar. You rogue, I have been drinking all night, I am not fitted for't.
Clo. O, the better, sir; for he that drinks all night, and is hang'd betimes in the morning, may sleep the sounder all the next day.
Enter Duke. Abhor. Look you, sir, here comes your ghostly father; Do we jest you now, think you?
Duke. Sir, induced by my charity, and hearing how hastily you are to depart, I am come to advise
pray Barnar. Friar, not 1; I have been drinking hard all night, and I will have more time to prepare me, or they shall beat out my brains with billets : I will not consent to die this day, that's certain,
Duke. O, sir, you must: and therefore, I beLook forward on the journey you shall go.
Barnar. I swear, I will not die to-day for any man's persuasion.
Duke. But hear you.
Barnar. Not a word: if you have any thing to say to me, come to my ward; for thence will not I to-day.
[Erit. Enter Provost. Duke. Unfit to live or die: O, gravel heart ! After him, fellows; bring him to the block.
[Exeunt ABHORSON and Clown. Prov. Now, sir, how do you find the prisoner ?
Duke. A creature unprepar'd, unmeet for death ;
Here in the prison, father,
Duke. O, 'tis an accident that heaven provides ! Despatch it presently; the hour draws on Prefix'd by Angelo : See, this be done, And sent according to command: whiles I Persuade this rude wretch willingly to die.
Prov. This shall be done, good father, presently.
Prov. I am your free dependant.
Duke. Convenient is it: Make a swift return; For I would commune with you of such things, That want no ear but yours.
3 The antipodes.
I'll make all speed.
(Exit. Isab. [within.] Peace, ho, be here ! Duke. The tongue of Isabel :- - She's come to
daughter. Isab. The better, given me by so holy a man. Hath yet the deputy sent my brother's pardon? Duke. He hath releas’d him, Isabel, from the
Isab. Nay, but it is not so.
It is no other : Show your wisdom, daughter, in your close pa
tience. Isab. O, I will to him, and pluck out his eyes. Duke. You shall not be admitted to his sight.
Isab. Unhappy Claudio! Wretched Isabel ! Injurious world! Most damned Angelo!
Duke. This nor hurts him, nor profits you a jot: Forbear it therefore; give your cause to heaven. Mark what I say, which you shall find By every syllable, a faithful verity : The duke comés home to-morrow;—nay, dry
your eyes; One of our convent, and his confessor, Gives me this instance: Already he hath carried Notice to Escalus and Angelo;
Who do prepare to meet him at the gates,
bosom 4 on this wretch,
I am directed by you.
yours, I'll perfect him withal; and he shall bring you Before the duke; and to the head of Angelo Accuse him home, and home. For my poor self, I am combined by a sacred vow, And shall be absent. Wends you with this letter; Command these fretting waters from your eyes With a light heart; trust not my holy order, If I pervert your course. - - Who's here?
Not within, sir. Lucio. O, pretty Isabella, I am pale at mine heart, to see thine eyes so red: thou must be patient: 1 am fain to dine and sup with water and bran; I dare not for my head fill my belly; one fruitful meal would set me to't: But they say the duke will be here to-morrow. By my troth, Isabel, I lov’d thy brother: if the old fantastical
4 Your heart's desire.