He, sir? a tapster, sir; parcel-bawd; one that serves a bad woman; whose house, sir, was, as they say, plucked down in the suburbs; and now she professes a hot-house, which, I think, is a very ill house too.
Rather rejoicing to see another merry, than merry at anything which professed to make him rejoice: a gentleman of all temperance.
If anything fall to you upon this, more than thanks and good fortune, by the saint whom I profess, I will plead against it with my life.
Happily You something know; yet I believe there comes No countermand; no such example have we: Besides, upon the very siege of justice, Lord Angelo hath to the public ear Profess’d the contrary.
He professes to have received no sinister measure from his judge, but most willingly humbles himself to the determination of justice: yet had he framed to himself, by the instruction of his frailty, many deceiving promises of life; which I, by my good leisure, have discredited to him, and now he is resolved to die.
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She professed innocence but later admitted her guilt.