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  • Here comes Signior Claudio, led by the provost to prison: and there’s Madam Juliet.
  • Has censur’d him Already; and, as I hear, the provost hath A warrant for his execution.
  • Now, what’s the matter, provost?
  • Hail to you, provost! so I think you are.
  • Where is the provost?
  • I am the provost.
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  • Provost, a word with you.
  • The best and wholesom’st spirits of the night Envelop you, good provost!
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  • As near the dawning, Provost, as it is, You shall hear more ere morning.
  • Friar, where is the provost?
  • Enter at opposite doors DUKE, VARRIUS, Lords; ANGELO, ESCALUS, LUCIO, PROVOST, Officers, and Citizens.
  • My lord, here comes the rascal I spoke of, here with the Provost.
  • Provost, how came it Claudio was beheaded At an unusual hour?
  • Thanks, Provost, for thy care and secrecy; We shall employ thee in a worthier place.
  • Would lie were here, my lord; for he indeed Hath set the women on to this complaint: Your provost knows the place where he abides, And he may fetch him.
  • —Where is the provost?
  • —Go with him, Provost.
  • ] [Enter PROVOST.
  • More of him anon. There is written in your brow, Provost, honesty and constancy: if I read it not truly, my ancient skill beguiles me; but in the boldness of my cunning I will lay myself in hazard.
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  • — Proclaim it, Provost, round about the city, If any woman wrong’d by this lewd fellow,— As I have heard him swear himself there’s one Whom he begot with child,—let her appear, And he shall marry her: the nuptial finish’d, Let him be whipp’d and hang’d.
  • [Enter PROVOST, CLAUDIO, JULIET, and Officers; LUCIO and two Gentlemen.
  • [Enter ANGELO, ESCALUS, a JUSTICE, PROVOST, Officers, and other Attendants.
  • [Enter PROVOST and a SERVANT.
  • [Exeunt LUCIO, ISABELLA, PROVOST.
  • [Enter DUKE, habited like a Friar, and PROVOST.
  • [Exit PROVOST.
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  • [Enter DUKE, CLAUDIO, and PROVOST.
  • [Exeunt DUKE and PROVOST.
  • ] Provost, a word with you.
  • [Enter ESCALUS, PROVOST, BAWD, and Officers.
  • [Exeunt ESCALUS and PROVOST.
  • [Enter PROVOST and CLOWN.
  • [Knocking within—PROVOST goes out.
  • ] This is a gentle provost: seldom when The steeled gaoler is the friend of men.
  • [PROVOST returns, speaking to one at the door.
  • [Re-enter PROVOST.
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  • ] Provost, my brother Angelo will not be altered, Claudio must die to-morrow: let him be furnished with divines, and have all charitable preparation: if my brother wrought by my pity it should not be so with him.
  • ] The provost knows our purpose and our plot.
  • [Re-enter the DUKE in his friar’s habit, and PROVOST.
  • [The PROVOST lays hands on the DUKE.
  • — First, Provost, let me bail these gentle three:— Sneak not away, sir[To Lucio.
  • [Exeunt ANGELO, MARIANA, PETER, and PROVOST.
  • [Re-enter ANGELO, MARIANA, PETER, and PROVOST.
  • [Re-enter PROVOST, with BARNARDINE, CLAUDIO (muffled) and JULIET.
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  • ] Now will I write letters to Angelo,— The provost, he shall bear them,—whose contents Shall witness to him I am near at home, And that, by great injunctions, I am bound To enter publicly: him I’ll desire To meet me at the consecrated fount, A league below the city; and from thence, By cold gradation and well-balanced form.

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  • The survey asked presidents, provosts and admissions directors to assess peer institutions.
  • He spoke not another word to her informally, becoming all business again as he instructed her to write out a memorandum to SS Sturmbannfuhrer Fritz Hartjenstein, commanding officer of the SS garrison, directing that a search be made for the candlesticks in the enlisted barracks and that every effort be exerted to apprehend the culprits, who would then be placed in custody of the camp provost marshal for discipline.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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