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Measure for Measure
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  • Come hither, Mariana:— Say, wast thou e'er contracted to this woman?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Craft against vice I must apply; With Angelo to-night shall lie His old betrothed but despis'd; So disguise shall, by the disguis'd, Pay with falsehood false exacting, And perform an old contracting.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nor, gentle daughter, fear you not at all; He is your husband on a pre-contract: To bring you thus together 'tis no sin, Sith that the justice of your title to him Doth flourish the deceit.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She should this Angelo have married; was affianced to her by oath, and the nuptial appointed: between which time of the contract and limit of the solemnity her brother Frederick was wrecked at sea, having in that perished vessel the dowry of his sister.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Thus stands it with me:—Upon a true contract I got possession of Julietta's bed: You know the lady; she is fast my wife, Save that we do the denunciation lack Of outward order;: this we came not to Only for propagation of a dower Remaining in the coffer of her friends; From whom we thought it meet to hide our love Till time had made them for us.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • ] This is that face, thou cruel Angelo, Which once thou swor'st was worth the looking on: This is the hand which, with a vow'd contract, Was fast belock'd in thine; this is the body That took away the match from Isabel, And did supply thee at thy garden-house In her imagin'd person.  (not reviewed by editor)

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