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  • All houses in the suburbs of Vienna must be plucked down.
  • SCENE: Vienna ACT I. SCENE I. An apartment in the DUKE’S Palace.
  • If any in Vienna be of worth To undergo such ample grace and honour, It is Lord Angelo.
  • But the law will not allow it, Pompey: nor it shall not be allowed in Vienna.
  • If this law hold in Vienna ten year, I’ll rent the fairest house in it, after threepence a bay.
  • Here in Vienna, sir.
  • But I do bend my speech To one that can my part in him advertise; Hold, therefore, Angelo; In our remove be thou at full ourself: Mortality and mercy in Vienna Live in thy tongue and heart!
  • I have deliver’d to Lord Angelo,— A man of stricture and firm abstinence,— My absolute power and place here in Vienna, And he supposes me travell’d to Poland; For so I have strew’d it in the common ear, And so it is received.
  • As any in Vienna, on my word.
  • My business in this state Made me a looker-on here in Vienna, Where I have seen corruption boil and bubble Till it o’errun the stew: laws for all faults, But faults so countenanc’d that the strong statutes Stand like the forfeits in a barber’s shop, As much in mock as mark.

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  • Of all the world’s cities, they ranked Vienna as the best place to live.
  • We had a good time while he was in Paris, and then he went off to Vienna.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises

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