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Measure for Measure
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  • 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.
  • She professes not to be worried.

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