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The Revenger's Tragedy
The Revenger’s Tragedy

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wln 0001TheThe ReuengersRevengers TragædieTragaedieTragedytragedy.

wln 0002ACT.ACT. 1.1. SCÆ.SCAE.SCENASCAE. 1.1.
wln 0003EnterEnter VendiciVindiceVendici, thethe DukeDuke, DutchesseDuchess, LusuriosoLusurioso herher sonneson,
wln 0004SpurioSpurio thethe bastardbastard, withwith aa trainetrain, passepass ouerover thethe
wln 0005StageStage withwith Torch-lightTorchlight.

wln 0006Vindi.VindiceVindi.DVkeDUkeduke: royallroyal letcherlecher; goego, gray hayredgray hayrdegray-hairedgrey haired adulteryadultery,
wln 0007AndAnd thouthou hishis sonneson,, asas impiousimpious steeptsteeped asas heehe:
wln 0008AndAnd thouthou hishis bastardbastard true-begotttrue-begottrue-beget inin euillevil:
wln 0009AndAnd thouthou hishis DutchesseDuchess thatthat willwill doedo withwith DiuillDevil,
wln 0010FoureFourfour exlentexc’llent CharactersCharacters OOOh thatthat marrow-lessemarrowless ageage,
wln 0011WouldWould stuffestuff thethe hollowhollow BonesBones withwith dambddamned desiresdesires,
wln 0012AndAnd stead’steadstead ofof heateheat kindlekindle infernallinfernal firesfires,
wln 0013WithinWithin thethe spend-thriftspendthrift veynesveins ofof aa dryedry DukeDuke,
wln 0014AA parchtparched andand iuicelessejuiceless luxurluxur. OO God!God! oneone
wln 0015ThatThat hashas scarcescarce bloudblood inoughenough toto liuelive vponupon.
wln 0016AndAnd heehe toto ryctriotryct itit likelike aa sonneson andand heyreheir?
wln 0017OO thethe thoughtthought ofof thatthat
wln 0018TurnesTurns mymy abusedabused heart-stringsheartstrings intointo fretfret.
wln 0019ThouThou sallowsallow picturepicture ofof mymy poysonedpoisoned louelcuelove,
wln 0020MyMy studiesstudy’s ornamentornament, thouthou shellshell ofof DeathDeath,
wln 0021OnceOnce thethe brightbright faceface ofof mymy betrothedbetrothed LadyLady,
wln 0022WhenWhen lifelife andand beautybeauty naturallynaturally fildfilled outout
wln 0023TheseThese raggedragged imperfectionsimperfections;
wln 0024WhenWhen two-heauen-pointedtwo heaven-pointedtwo-heaven-pointed DiamondsDiamonds werewere setset
wln 0025InIn thosethose vnsightlyunsightly RingsRings; thenthen ’twas’twas aa faceface
wln 0026SoSo farrefar beyondbeyond thethe artificiallartificial shineshine
wln 0027OfOf anyany womanswoman’s boughtbought complexioncomplexion
wln 0028ThatThat thethe vprightestuprightest manman, (ifif suchsuch therethere bebe,
wln 0029ThatThat sinnesin butbut seauenseven timestimes aa dayday) brokebroke customecustom
wln 0030AndAnd mademade vpup eighteight withwith lookinglooking afterafter herher,
wln 0031OhOhO sheshe waswas ableable toto haha’ mademade aa VsurersUsurer’susurer’s sonneson
wln 0032MeltMelt allall hishis patrimonypatrimony inin aa kissekiss,
wln 0033AndAnd whatwhat hishis fatherfather fiftiefifty yearesyears toldtold
wln 0034ToTo hauehave consumdeconsumed, andand yetyet hishis sutesuit beenebeen coldcold:
wln 0035ButBut ohoho accursedaccursed PallacePalace!
wln 0036TheeThee whenwhen thouthou wertwert appareldapparelled inin thythy fleshflesh,
wln 0037TheThe oldold DukeDuke poyson’dpoisoned,
wln 0038BecauseBecause thythy purerpurer partpart wouldwould notnot consentconsent
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wln 0039VntoUnto hishis palsey-lustpalsy-lust, forfor oldold menmen lust-fulllustful
wln 0040DoDo showshow likelike youngyoung menmen angryangry, eagereager violentviolent,
wln 0041Out-bidOutbid likelike theirtheir limitedlimited performancesperformances
wln 0042OOOh ware’warebeware anan oldold manman hothot, andand viciousvicious
wln 0043AgeAge asas inin goldgold,, inin lustlust isis couetouscovetous.
wln 0044VengenceVengeance thouthou murdersmurder’smurders Quit-rentQuit-rentQuitrent, andand wherebywhereby
wln 0045ThouThou shoustshow’stshowst thy selfethyself TennantTenant toto TragedyTragedy,
wln 0046OhOhO keepekeep thythy dayday, hourehour, minuteminute, II beseechbeseech,
wln 0047ForFor thosethose thouthou hasthast determinddetermineddetermined: humhum: whowho eree’erere knewknew
wln 0048MurderMurder vnpaydunpaid, faithfaith giuegive ReuengeRevenge herher duedue
wln 0049Sha’sSh’asSha’s keptkept touchtouch hethertohitherto bebe merrymerry, merrymerry,
wln 0050AduanceAdvance theethee, OOOh thouthou terrorterror toto fatfat folkesfolks
wln 0051ToTo hauehave theirtheir costlyCostlyCostlycostly three-pildethree-piled fleshflesh worneworn ofoffof
wln 0052AsAs barebare asas thisthis forfor banquetsbanquets: easeease andand laughterlaughter,
wln 0053CanCan makemake greatgreat menmen,, asas greatnessegreatness goesgoes byby clayclay,
wln 0054ButBut wisewise menmen littlelittle areare moremore greatgreat thenthan theythey?
wln 0055EnterEnter herher brotherbrother HippolitoHippolito.
wln 0056Hip.HippolitoHip.StillStill sighingsighing oreo’er deathsdeath’s vizardvizard.
wln 0057Vind.VindiceVind.BrotherBrother welcomewelcome,
wln 0058WhatWhat comfortcomfort bringstbring’stbringst thouthou? howhow gogo thingsthings atat CourtCourt?
wln 0059Hip.HippolitoHip.InIn silkesilk andand siluersilver brotherbrother: neuernever brauerbraver.
wln 0060Vind.VindiceVind.PuhPuh,
wln 0061ThouThou playstplay’st vponupon mymy meaningmeaning pree-theeprithee saysay
wln 0062HasHas thatthat baldbald MadamMadam, OpportunityOpportunity?
wln 0063YetYet thoughtthought vpon’supon ’supon’s, speakespeak areare wewe happyhappy yetyet?
wln 0064ThyThy wrongswrongs andand minemine areare forfor oneone scabberdscabbard fitfit.
wln 0065Hip.HippolitoHip.ItIt maymay proueprove happinessehappiness?
wln 0066Vind.VindiceVind.WhatWhat istis ’tis’t maymay proueprove?
wln 0067GiueGive meme toto tasttaste.
wln 0068Hip.HippolitoHip.GiueGive meme youryour hearinghearing thenthen,
wln 0069YouYou knowknow mymy placeplace atat CourtCourt.
wln 0070Vind.VindiceVind.IAyI; thethe DukesDuke’s ChamberChamber
wln 0071ButBut tis’tis aa maruailemarvel thourtthou ’rtthou’rt notnot turndturned outout yetyet!
wln 0072Hip.HippolitoHip.FaithFaith II hauehave beenebeen shooudshovedshooud atat, butbut twas’twas stillstill mymy haphap
wln 0073ToTo holdhold by’thby th’ DuchesseDuchess’Duchess skirtskirt, youyou gesseguess atat thatthat,
wln 0074WhomeWhom suchsuch aa CoateCoat keepeskeeps vpup cancan nerene’er fallfall flatflat,
wln 0075ButBut toto thethe purposepurpose.
wln 0076LastLast eueningevening predecessorpredecessor vntounto thisthis,
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wln 0077TheThe DukesDuke’s sonneson warilywarily enquirdenquired forfor meme,
wln 0078WhoseWhose pleasurepleasure II attendedattended: hehe beganbegan,
wln 0079ByBy policypolicy toto openopen andand vnhuskeunhusk meme
wln 0080AboutAbout thethe timetime andand commoncommon rumourrumorrumour:
wln 0081ButBut II hadhad soso muchmuch witwit toto keepekeep mymy thoughtsthoughts
wln 0082VpUp inin theirtheir builtbuilt houseshouses, yetyet affordedafforded himhim
wln 0083AnAn idleidle satifactionsatisfaction withoutwithout dangerdanger,
wln 0084ButBut thethe wholewhole aymeaim, andand scopescope ofof hishis intentintent
wln 0085EndedEnded inin thisthis, coniuringconjuring meme inin priuateprivate,
wln 0086ToTo seekeseek somesome strange digestedstrange-digestedstrange digested fellowfellow forthforth:
wln 0087OfOf ill-contentedill-contented naturenature, eithereither disgracstdisgraced
wln 0088InIn formerformertimesformer timestimes, oror byby newnew groomesgrooms displacstdisplaced,
wln 0089SinceSince hishis Step-mothersStepmother’sstepmother’s nuptiallsnuptials, suchsuch aa bloudblood
wln 0090AA manman thatthat werewere forfor euillevil onelyonly goodgood;
wln 0091ToTo giuegive youyou thethe truetrue wordword somesome base coyndbase-coinedbase coined PanderPander?
wln 0092Vind.VindiceVind.II reachreach youyou, forfor II knowknow hishis heateheat isis suchsuch,
wln 0093WereWere therethere asas manymany ConcubinesConcubines asas LadiesLadies
wln 0094HeHe wouldwould notnot bebe contayndcontained, hehe mustmust fliefly outout:
wln 0095II wonderwonder howhow illill featurdefeatured, vildevild proportiondproportioned.
wln 0096ThatThat oneone shouldshould bebe: ifif sheshe werewere mademade forfor womanwoman,
wln 0097WhomWhom atat thethe InsurrectionInsurrection ofof hishis lustlust
wln 0098HeHe wouldwould refuserefuse forfor onceonce, heartheart, II thinkethink nonenone,
wln 0099NextNext toto aa skullskull, thothough moremore vnsoundunsound thenthan oneone
wln 0100EachEach faceface hehe meetesmeets hehe stronglystrongly doatesdotes vponupon.
wln 0101Hip.HippolitoHip.BrotherBrother y’auey’aveyou’ve trulytruly spokespoke himhim?
wln 0102HeHe knowesknows notnot youyou, butbut IleI’ll sweareswear youyou knowknow himhim.
wln 0103Vind.VindiceVind.AndAnd thereforetherefore ilei’llI’ll putput onon thatthat knaueknave forfor onceonce,
wln 0104AndAnd bebe aa rightright manman thenthen, aa manman a’tho’ th’o’th’ TimeTime,
wln 0105ForFor toto bebe honesthonest isis notnot toto bebe ithi’ th’i’th’ worldworld,
wln 0106BrotherBrother ilei’llI’ll bebe thatthat strangestrange composedcomposed fellowfellow.
wln 0107Hip.HippolitoHip.AndAnd ilei’llI’ll preferprefer youyou brotherbrother.
wln 0108Vind.VindiceVind.GoGo tooto thenthen,
wln 0109TheThe smallstsmall’st aduantageadvantage fattensfattens wrongedwronged menmen
wln 0110ItIt maymay pointpoint outout, occasionoccasion, ifif II meetemeet herher,
wln 0111IleI’ll holdhold herher byby thethe fore-topforetop fastfast ynoughenough;
wln 0112OrOr likelike thethe FrenchFrench MoaleMolemole heaueheave vpup hayrehair andand allall,
wln 0113II hauehave aa habithabit thatthat wilwill fitfit itit quaintlyquaintly,
wln 0114HereHere comescomes ourour MotherMother.Hip.HippolitoHip.AndAnd SisterSister.
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wln 0115Vind.VindiceVind.WeWe mustmust quoynecoinquoin.
wln 0116WomenWomen areare aptapt youyou knowknow toto taketake falsefalse moneymoney,
wln 0117ButBut II daredare stakestake mymy soulesoul forfor thesethese twotwo creaturescreatures
wln 0118OnelyOnly excuseexcuse exceptedexcepted thatthat they’lethey’ll swallowswallow,
wln 0119BecauseBecause theirtheir sexesex isis easieeasy inin beleefebeleesebelief.
wln 0120Moth.MotherMoth.WhatWhat newesnews fromfrom CourCourtCour sonneson CarloCarlo?
wln 0121Hip.HippolitoHip.FaithFaith MotherMother,
wln 0122Tis’Tis whisperdwhispered therethere thethe DuchesseDuchess’Duchess yongestyoungest sonneson
wln 0123HasHas playdplayed aa RapeRape onon LordLord AntoniosAntonio’s wifewife.
wln 0124Moth.MotherMoth.OnOn thatthat relligiousreligious LadyLady!
wln 0125Cast.CastizaCast.RoyallRoyal bloudblood: monstermonster hehe deseruesdeserves toto diedie,
wln 0126IfIf ItalyItaly hadhad nono moremore hopeshopes butbut hehe.
wln 0127Vin.VindiceVin.SisterSister y’auey’aveyou’ve sentenc’dsentenced mostmost directdirect, andand truetrue,
wln 0128TheThe LawesLaw’sLaws aa womanwoman, andand wouldwould sheshe werewere youyou:
wln 0129MotherMother II mustmust taketake leaueleave ofof youyou.
wln 0130Moth.MotherMoth.LeaueLeave forfor whatwhat?
wln 0131Vin.VindiceVin.II IntendIntend speedyspeedy trauailetravail.
wln 0132Hip.HippolitoHip.ThatThat hehe do’sdoes MadamMadam.Mo.MotherMo.SpeedySpeedy indeedindeed!
wln 0133Vind.VindiceVind.ForFor sincesince mymy worthyworthy fathersfather’s funerallfuneral,
wln 0134MyMy life’slife’s vnnaturallyunnaturally toto meme, e’ene’en compeldcompelled
wln 0135AsAs ifif II liu’dhu’dlivedhued nownow whenwhen II shouldshould bebe deaddead.
wln 0136Mot.MotherMot.IndeedIndeed hehe waswas aa worthyworthy GentlemanGentleman
wln 0137HadHad hishis estateestate beenebeen fellowfellow toto hishis mindmind.
wln 0138Vind.VindiceVind.TheThe DukeDuke diddid muchmuch deiectdeject himhim.
wln 0139Moth.MotherMoth.MuchMuch?
wln 0140Vind.VindiceVind.ToTootoo muchmuch.
wln 0141AndAnd throughthrough disgracedisgrace oftoft smotherdsmothered inin hishis spiritspirit,
wln 0142WhenWhen itit wouldwould mountmount, surelysurely II thinkethink heehe dyeddied
wln 0143OfOf discontentdiscontent: thethe NoblemansNobleman’s consumptionconsumption.
wln 0144Moth.MotherMoth.MostMost suresure hehe diddid!
wln 0145Vind.VindiceVind.DidDid hehe? lack’lacklack, youyou knowknow allall
wln 0146YouYou werewere hishis mid-nightmidnight secretarysecretary.
wln 0147Moth.MotherMoth.NoNo.
wln 0148HeHe waswas totoo wisewise toto trusttrust meme withwith hishis thoughtsthoughts.
wln 0149Vind.VindiceVind.YfaithI’ faithI’faith thenthen fatherfather thouthou wastwast wisewise indeedindeed,
wln 0150WiuesWives areare butbut mademade toto gogo toto bedbed andand feedefeed.
wln 0151ComeCome mothermother, sistersister: youleyou’ll bringbring meme onwardonward brotherbrother?
wln 0152Hip.HippolitoHip.II willwill.
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wln 0153Vind.VindiceVind.IleI’ll quicklyquickly turneturn intointo anotheranother.ExeuntExeunt.
wln 0154EnterEnter thethe oldold DukeDuke, LussiuriosoLussiurioso, hishis sonneson, thethe DuchesseDuchess; thethe Bast-BastardBast∣ardBastard
wln 0155ard,
wln 0155thethe DuchesseDuchess’Duchess twotwo sonnessons AmbitiosoAmbitioso, andand SuperuacuoSupervacuoSuperuacuo, thethe
wln 0156thirdthird herher yongestyoungest broughtbrought outout withwith OfficersOfficers forfor thethe RapeRape twotwo
wln 0157IudgesJudgesjudges.

wln 0158DukeDuke.DuchesseDuchessduchess itit isis youryour yongestyoungest sonneson, we’rewe’re sorysorry,
wln 0159HisHis violentviolent ActAct hashas e’ene’en drawnedrawn bloudblood ofof honorhonorhonour
wln 0160AndAnd staindstained ourou●our honorshonorshonours,
wln 0161ThrowneThrown inckink vponupon thethe for-headforehead ofof ourour statestate
wln 0162WhichWhich enuiousenvious spiritsspirits willwill dipdip theirtheir penspens intointo
wln 0163AfterAfter ourour deathdeath; andand blotblot vsus inin ourour ToombesTombs.
wln 0164ForFor thatthat whichwhich wouldwould seemeseem treasontreason inin ourour liueslives
wln 0165IsIs laughterlaughter whenwhen we’rewe’re deaddead.., whowho daresdares nownow whisperwhisper
wln 0166ThatThat daresdares notnot thenthen speakespeak outout, andand e’ene’en proclaimeproclaim,
wln 0167WithWith lowdloud wordswords andand broadbroad penspens ourour closestclosest shameshame.
wln 0168Iud.JudgeIud.YourYour gracegrace hathhath spokespoke likelike toto youryour siluersilver yearesyears
wln 0169FullFull ofof confirmedconfirmed grauitygravity; forfor whatwhat isis itit toto hauehave,
wln 0170AA flatteringflattering falsefalse insculptioninsculption onon aa ToombeTomb:
wln 0171AndAnd inin mensmen’s heartshearts reprochreproach, thethe boweldbowelled CorpsCorpse,
wln 0172MayMay bebe seardseared inin, butbut withwith freefree tonguetongue II speakespeak,
wln 0173TheThe faultsfaults ofof greatgreat menmen throughthrough theirtheir fearcefierce clothesclothes breakebreak,
wln 0174Duk.DukeDuk.TheyThey dodo, we’rewe’re sorysorry for’tfor ’tfor’t, itit isis ourour fatefate,
wln 0175ToTo liuelive inin fearefear andand diedie toto liuelive inin hatehate,
wln 0176II leaueleave himhim toto youryour sentancesentence domedoom himhim LordsLords
wln 0177TheThe factfact isis greatgreat; whilstwhilst II sitsit byby andand sighsigh.
wln 0178Duch.DuchessDuch.MyMy gratiousgracious LordLord II praypray bebe mercifullmerciful,
wln 0179AlthoughAlthough hishis trespassetrespass farfar exceedexceed hishis yearesyears,
wln 0180ThinkeThink himhim toto bebe youryour owneown asas II amam yoursyours,
wln 0181CallCall himhim notnot sonne in lawson-in-lawson in law: thethe lawlaw II fearefear
wln 0182WilWill falfall tootoo soonesoon vponupon hishis namename andand himhim:
wln 0183TemperTemper hishis faultfault withwith pittypity?
wln 0184Luss.LussuriosoLuss.GoodGood mymy LordLord.
wln 0185ThenThen twill’twill notnot tasttaste soso bitterbitter andand vnpleasantunpleasant
wln 0186VponUpon thethe IudgesJudges’judge’s pallatpalate, forfor offencesoffensesoffences
wln 0187GiltGilt oreo’er withwith mercymercy, showshow likelike fayrestfairest womenwomen,
wln 0188GoodGood onelyonly forfor therrtheirtheir beautiesbeauties, whichwhich washtwashed ofoffof: nono sinsin isis oug-ougliesoug∣liesuglierouglies(lier
wln 0189AmbitisAmbitiosoAmbitisII beseechbeseech youryour gracegrace,
wln 0190BeBe softsoft andand mildmild, letlet notnot RelentlesseRelentless LawLaw,
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wln 0191LookeLook withwith anan ironiron for-headforehead onon ourour brotherbrother.
wln 0192Spu.SpurioSpu.HeHe yeeldsyields smallsmall comfortcomfort yetyet, hopehope hehe shallshall diedie,
wln 0193AndAnd ifif aa bastardsbastard’s wishwish mightmight standstand inin forceforce,
wln 0194WouldWould allall thethe courtcourt werewere turndeturn deturnedturn de intointo aa coarsecorsecorpse,
wln 0195Duc,DuchessDuc,NoNo pittypity yetyet? mustmust II riserise fruitlessefruitless thenthen,
wln 0196AA wonderwonder inin aa womanwoman; areare mymy kneesknees,
wln 0197OfOf suchsuch lowelow mettallmetalmettle thatthat withoutwithout RespectRespect
wln 01981.1. Iudg.JudgeIudg.LetLet thethe offenderoffender standstand forthforth,
wln 0199Tis’Tis thethe DukesDuke’s pleasurepleasure thatthat ImpartiallImpartial DoomeDoom,
wln 0200ShallShall taketake firstfirst holdhold ofof hishis vncleaneunclean attemptattempt,
wln 0201AA RapeRape! whywhy tis’tis thethe veryvery corecore ofof lustlust,
wln 0202DoubleDouble AdulteryAdultery.
wln 0203Iuni.JuniorIuni.SoSo SirSir.
wln 02042.2. Iud.JudgeIud.AndAnd whichwhich waswas worseworse,
wln 0205CommittedCommitted onon thethe LordLord AntonioesAntonio’s wifewife,
wln 0206ThatThat GenerallGeneral honesthonest LadyLady, confesseconfess mymy LordLord!
wln 0207WhatWhat mou’dmoved youyou tootto ’tto’t?
wln 0208Iuni.JuniorIuni.whywhy fleshflesh andand bloodblood mymy LordLord.
wln 0209WhatWhat shouldshould mouemove menmen vntounto aa womanwoman elseelse,
wln 0210Luss.LussuriosoLuss.OO dodo notnot iestjest thythy doomedoom, trusttrust notnot anan axeaxe
wln 0211OrOr swordsword tootoo farfar; thethe LawLaw isis aa wisewise serpentserpent
wln 0212AndAnd quicklyquickly cancan beguilebeguile theethee ofof thythy lifelife,
wln 0213ThoThough marriagemarriage onelyonly hashas mademade theethee mymy brotherbrother,
wln 0214II louelove theethee soso farfar, playplay notnot withwith thythy DeathDeath,
wln 0215Iuni.JuniorIuni.II thankethank youyou trothtroth, goodgood admonitionsadmonitions faithfaith,
wln 0216IfIfideIf idei’d thethe gracegrace nownow toto makemake vseuse ofof themthem,
wln 02171.1. Iud.JudgeIud.ThatThat LadyesLady’s namename hashas spredspread suchsuch aa fairefair wingwing
wln 0218OuerOver allall ItalyItaly; thatthat ifif ourour TongsTonguestongues,
wln 0219WereWere sparingsparing towardtowardtowards thethe FactFact, IudgmentJudgementjudgement it selfeitself,
wln 0220WouldWould bebe condemnedcondemned andand suffersuffer inin mensmen’s thoughtsthoughts,
wln 0221Iuni.JuniorIuni.WellWell thenthen tis’tis donedone, andand itit wouldwould pleaseplease meme wellwell
wln 0222WereWere itit toto doedo agenagain: suresure sheesshe’s aa GoddesseGoddess,
wln 0223ForFor idei’dI’d nono powerpower toto seesee herher, andand toto liuelive,
wln 0224ItIt fallsfalls outout truetrue inin thisthis forfor II mustmust diedie,
wln 0225HerHer beautybeauty waswas ordayndordained toto bebe mymy scaffoldscaffold,
wln 0226AndAnd yetyet my thinksmethinks II mightmight bebe easiereasier ceastceased,
wln 0227MyMy faultfault beingbeing sportsport, letlet meme butbut diedie inin iestjest,
wln 02281.1. Iud.JudgeIud.ThisThis bebe thethe sentencesentence,
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wln 0229Dut.DuchessDut.OO keeptkeep ’tkept vponupon youryour TongueTongue, letlet itit notnot slipslip,
wln 0230DeathDeath tootoo soonesoon stealessteals outout ofof aa LawyersLawyer’slawyer’s liplip,
wln 0231BeBe notnot soso cruell-wisecruel-wise?
wln 02321.1. Iudg.JudgeIudg.YourYour GraceGrace mustmust pardonpardon vsus,
wln 0233’Tis’Tis butbut thethe IusticeJusticejustice ofof thethe LaweLaw.
wln 0234Dut.DuchessDut.TheThe LaweLaw,
wln 0235IsIs grownegrown moremore subtillsubtle thenthan aa womanwoman shouldshould bebe.
wln 0236Spu.SpurioSpu.NowNow, nownow hehe dyesdies, ridrid ’em’em awayaway.
wln 0237Dut.DuchessDut.OO whatwhat itit isis toto hauehave anan old-cooleold-cool DukeDuke,
wln 0238ToTo beebe asas slackslack inin tonguetongue, asas inin performanceperformance.
wln 02391.1. Iudg.JudgeIudg.ConfirmdeConfirmedconfirmed, thisthis bebe thethe doomedoom irreuocableirrevocable.
wln 0240Dut.DuchessDut.OhOh!OhOh!!!1.1. Iudg.JudgeIudg.To morrowTomorrowTomorrow earlyearly.
wln 0241Dut.DuchessDut.PrayPray bebe a beda-bed mymy LordLord.
wln 02421.1. Iudg.JudgeIudg.YourYour GraceGrace muchmuch wrongswrongs your selfeyourself.
wln 0243Ambi.AmbitiosoAmbi.NoNo ’tis’tis thatthat tonguetongue,
wln 0244YourYou’reYour tootoo muchmuch rightright, dosdoes dodo vsus tootoo muchmuch wrongwrong.
wln 02451.1. Iudg.JudgeIudg.LetLet thatthat offenderoffender
wln 0246Dut.DuchessDut.LiueLive, andand bebe inin healthhealth.
wln 02471.1. IudJudgejudBeBe onon aa ScaffoldScaffoldDuk.DukeDuk.HoldHold, holdhold, mymy LordLord.
wln 0248Spu.SpurioSpu.PaxPoxPax onton ’ton’t,
wln 0249WhatWhat makesmakes mymy DadDad speakespeak nownow?
wln 0250DukeDuke.WeWe willwill deferdefer thethe iudgementjudgement tilltill nextnext sittingsitting,
wln 0251InIn thethe meane timemeantimemean time letlet himhim bebe keptkept closeclose prisonerprisoner:
wln 0252GuardGuard bearebear himhim hencehence.
wln 0253Ambi.AmbitiosoAmbi.BrotherBrother, thisthis makesmakes forfor theethee,
wln 0254FeareFear notnot, weelewe’ll hauehave aa tricktrick toto setset theethee freefree.
wln 0255Iuni.JuniorIuni.BrotherBrother, II willwill expectexpect itit fromfrom youyou bothboth; andand inin thatthat hopehope
wln 0256II restrest.Super.SupervacuoSuper.FarewellFarewell, bebe merrymesrymerry.ExitExit withwith aa gardeguard.
wln 0257Spu.SpurioSpu.DelaydDelayed, deferddeferred naynay thenthenthan ifif iudgementjudgement hauehave coldcold bloudblood,
wln 0258FlatteryFlattery andand bribesbribes willwill killkill itit.
wln 0259DukeDuke.AboutAbout itit thenthen mymy LordsLords withwith youryour bestbest powerspowers,
wln 0260MoreMore seriousserious businessebusiness callscalls vponupon ourour houreshomeshourshomes.Exe.ExeuntExe. manetmanctmanet Du.DuchessDu.
wln 0261Dut.DuchessDut.WastWast euerever knowneknown step-Dutchessestep-Duchessstep-duchess waswas soso mildemild,
wln 0262AndAnd calmecalm asas II? somesome nownow wouldwould plotplot hishis deathdeath,
wln 0263WithWith easieeasy DoctorsDoctors, thosethose loose liuingloose-livingloose living menmen,
wln 0264AndAnd makemake hishis witherdwithered GraceGrace fallfall toto hishis GraueGrave,
wln 0265AndAnd keepekeep ChurchChurch betterbetter?
wln 0266SomeSome secondsecond wifewife wouldwould dodo thisthis, andand dispatchdispatch
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wln 0267HerHer double loathddouble-loatheddouble loathed LordLord atat meatemeat andand sleepesleep,
wln 0268IndeedIndeed ’tis’tis truetrue anan oldold mansman’s twicetwice aa childechild,
wln 0269MineMine cannotcannot speakespeak, oneone ofof hishis singlesingle wordswords,
wln 0270WouldWould quitequite hauehave freedfreed mymy yongestyoungest deerestdearest sonneson
wln 0271FromFrom deathdeath oror durancedurance, andand hauehave mademade himhim walkewalk
wln 0272WithWith aa boldbold footefoot vponupon thethe thorniethorny lawlaw,
wln 0273WhoseWhose PricklesPrickles shouldshould bowbow vnderunder himhim, butbut ’tis’tis notnot,
wln 0274AndAnd thereforetherefore wedlockwedlock faithfaith shallshall bebe forgotforgot,
wln 0275IleI’ll killkill himhim inin hishis fore-headforehead, hatehate therethere feedefeed,
wln 0276ThatThat woundwound isis deepestdeepest thothough itit neuernever bleedbleed:
wln 0277AndAnd herehere comescomes heehe whomwhom mymy heartheart pointspoints vntounto,
wln 0278HisHis bastardbastard sonneson, butbut mymy loueslove’s true-begottrue-begottrue-beget,
wln 0279ManyMany aa wealthywealthy letterletter hauehave II sentsent himhim,
wln 0280SweldSwelled vpup withwith IewelsJewelsjewels, andand thethe timoroustimorous manman
wln 0281IsIs yetyet butbut coldlycoldly kindekind,
wln 0282ThatThat Iewel’sJewel’sjewel’s minemine thatthat quiuersquivers inin hishis eareear,
wln 0283MockingMocking hishis MaistersMaster’smaster’s chilnessechillness andand vainevain fearefear,
wln 0284Ha’sH’asHas spidespied meme nownow.
wln 0285Spu.SpurioSpu.MadameMadammadam? youryour GraceGrace soso priuateprivate.
wln 0286MyMy duetyduty onon youryour handhand.
wln 0287Dut.DuchessDut.VponUpon mymy handhand sirsir, trothtroth II thinkethink youdeyou’d fearefear,
wln 0288ToTo kissekiss mymy handhand tootoo ifif mymy liplip stoodstood therethere,
wln 0289Spi.SpurioSpi.WitnesseWitness II wouldwould notnot MadamMadam.
wln 0290Dut.DuchessDut.Tis’Tis aa wonderwonder,
wln 0291ForFor ceremonieceremony ha’shas mademade manymany foolesfools,
wln 0292ItIt isis asas easieeasy wayway vntounto aa DutchesseDuchess,
wln 0293AsAs toto aa Hatted-dameHatted-dame, (ifif herher louelove answeranswer)
wln 0294ButBut thatthat byby timoroustimorous honorshonorshonours, palepale respectsrespects,
wln 0295IdleIdle degreesdegrees ofof fearefear, menmen makemake theirtheir wayesways
wln 0296HardHard ofof themseluesthemselves whatwhat hauehave youyou thoughtthought ofof meme?
wln 0297Spi.SpurioSpi.MadamMadam II euerever thinkethink ofof youyou, inin dutyduty,
wln 0298RegardRegard andand
wln 0299Dut.DuchessDut.PuhPuh, vponupon mymy louelove II meanemean.
wln 0300Spu.SpurioSpu.II wouldwould ’twere’twere louelove, butbut ’tustus’t hastus aa fowlerfouler namename
wln 0301ThenThan lustlust; youyou areare mymy fathersfather’s wifewife, youryour GraceGrace maymay gesseguess nownow,
wln 0302WhatWhat II couldcould callcall itit.
wln 0303Dut.DuchessDut.WhyWhy th’artth’ artthou’rt hishis sonneson butbut falslyfalsely,
wln 0304Tis’Tis aa hardhard questionquestion whetherwhether hehe begotbegot theethee.
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wln 0305Spu.SpurioSpu.IfaithI’ faithi’faith ’tis’tis truetrue tootoo; ImeI’m anan vncertaineuncertain manman,
wln 0306OfOf moremore vncertaineuncertain womanwoman; maymay bebe hishis groomegroom ’atho’ th’o’th’ stablestable be-begotbe∣gotbegot
wln 0307got
wln 0307meme, youyou knowknow II knowknow notnot, heehe couldcould rideride aa horsehorse wellwell, aa
wln 0308shrowdshrewdshroud suspitionsuspicion marrymarry heehe waswas wondrouswondrous talltall, heehe hadhad hishis
wln 0309lengthlength yfaithi’ faithi’faith, forfor peepingpeeping ouerover halfe shuthalf-shuthalf shut holy-dayholiday windoweswindows,
wln 0310MenMen wouldwould desiredesire himhim light’lightlight, whenwhen hehe waswas a foota footeafoota foot,
wln 0311HeHe mademade aa goodlygoodly showshow vnderunder aa Pent-housePenthouse,
wln 0312AndAnd whenwhen hehe ridrid, hishis HattHat wouldwould checkcheck thethe signessigns, andand clatterclatter
wln 0313BarbersBarbers’barber’s BasonsBasinsbasins.
wln 0314Dut.DuchessDut.NayNay setset youyou a horse backa-horsebacka horse back onceonce,
wln 0315YouleYou’ll nerene’er lightlight offoff.
wln 0316Spu.SpurioSpu.IndeedIndeed II amam aa beggarbeggar.
wln 0317Dut.DuchessDut.That’sThat’s moremore thethe signesign thou’artthou artthou’rt GreatGreat butbut toto ourour louelove.
wln 0318LetLet itit standstand firmefirm bothboth inin thoughtthought andand mindemind,
wln 0319ThatThat thethe DukeDuke waswas thythy FatherFather, asas nono doubtdoubt thenthen
wln 0320HeeHe bidbid fairefair fortfor ’tfor’t, thythy iniurieinjury isis thethe moremore,
wln 0321ForFor hadhad heehe cutcut theethee aa rightright DiamondDiamond,
wln 0322ThouThou hadsthadst beenebeen nextnext setset inin thethe Duke-doomesDukedom’sdukedom’s RingRing,
wln 0323WhenWhen hishis worneworn selfeself likelike AgesAge’sAges easieeasy slaueslave,
wln 0324HadHad droptdropped outout ofof thethe ColletCollet intointo th’th’ GraueGrave;
wln 0325WhatWhat wrongwrong cancan equallequal thisthis? canstcanst thouthou bebe tametame
wln 0326AndAnd thinkethink vppon’tupon ’tupon’t.
wln 0327Spu.SpurioSpu.NoNo madmad andand thinkethink vpon’tupon ’tupon’t.
wln 0328Dut.DuchessDut.WhoWho wouldwould notnot bebe reuengdrevenged ofof suchsuch aa fatherfather,
wln 0329E’enE’en inin thethe worstworst wayway? II wouldwould thankethank thatthat sinnesin,
wln 0330ThatThat couldcould mostmost iniuryinjury himhim, andand beebe inin leagueleague withwith itit,
wln 0331OhOhO whatwhat aa griefegrief ’tis’tis, thatthat aa manman shouldshould liuelive
wln 0332ButBut onceonce ithi’ th’i’th’ worldworld, andand thenthen toto liuelive aa BastardBastard,
wln 0333TheThe cursecurse a’theo’ thea’the wombewomb, thethe theefethief ofof NatureNature,
wln 0334BegotBegot againstagainst thethe seauenthseventh commandementcommandment,
wln 0335HalfeHalf dambddamned inin thethe conceptionconception, byby thethe iusticejustice
wln 0336OfOf thatthat vnbribedunbribed euerlastingeverlasting lawlaw.
wln 0337Spu.SpurioSpu.OhOhO IdeI’d aa hot-backthot-backed DiuillDevil toto mymy fatherfather.
wln 0338Dut.DuchessDut.WouldWould notnot thisthis madmad e’ene’en patiencepatience, makemake bloudblood roughrough?
wln 0339WhoWho butbut anan EunuchEunuch wouldwould notnot sinnesin? hishis bedbed
wln 0340ByBy oneone falsefalse minuteminute disinheriteddisinherited.
wln 0341Spi.SpurioSpi.IAyay, there’sthere’s thethe vengeancevengeance thatthat mymy birthbirth waswas wraptwrapped inin,
wln 0342IleI’ll bebe reuengdrevenged forfor allall, nownow hatehate beginbegin,
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wln 0343IleI’ll callcall foulefoul IncestIncest butbut aa VeniallVenial sinnesin.
wln 0344Dut.DuchessDut.ColdCold stillstill: inin vainevain thenthen mustmust aa DutchesseDuchess woowoo?
wln 0345Spu.SpurioSpu.MadamMadam II blushblush toto saysay whatwhat II willwill doodo.
wln 0346Dut.DuchessDut.ThenceThence flewflew sweetsweet comfortcomfort, earnestearnest andand farewellfarewell.
wln 0347Spu.SpurioSpu.OhOhO oneone incestuousincestuous kissekiss pickspicks openopen hellhell.
wln 0348Dut.DuchessDut.FaithFaith nownow oldold DukeDuke; mymy vengeancevengeance shallshall reachreach highhigh,
wln 0349IleI’ll armearm thythy browbrow withwith womanswoman’s HerauldrieHeraldry.ExitExit.
wln 0350Spu.SpurioSpu.DukeDuke, thouthou didstdidst dodo meme wrongwrong, andand byby thythy ActAct
wln 0351AdulteryAdultery isis mymy naturenature;
wln 0352FaithFaith ifif thethe truthtruth werewere knowneknown, II waswas begotbegot
wln 0353AfterAfter somesome gluttonousgluttonous dinnerdinner, somesome stirringstirring dishdish
wln 0354WasWas mymy firstfirst fatherfather; whenwhen deepedeep healthshealths wentwent roundround,
wln 0355AndAnd LadiesLadies’ladies’ cheekescheeks werewere paintedpainted redred withwith WineWine,
wln 0356TheirTheir tonguestongues asas shortshort andand nimblenimble asas theirtheir heelesheels
wln 0357VtteringUttering wordswords sweetsweet andand thickthick; andand whenwhen theythey riserise,
wln 0358WereWere merrilymerrily disposddisposed toto fallfall agenagain,
wln 0359InIn suchsuch aa whispringwhispering andand with-drawingwithdrawing hourehour,
wln 0360WhenWhen base-male-Bawdsbase male-Bawdsbase-male-Bawds keptkept CentinellSentinelsentinel atat staire-headstairhead
wln 0361WasWas II stolnestol’nstolen softlysoftly; ohoho damnationdamnation metmet
wln 0362TheThe sinnesin ofof feastsfeasts, drunkendrunken adulteryadultery.
wln 0363II feelefeel itit swellswell meme; mymy reuengerevenge isis iustjust,
wln 0364II waswas begotbegot inin impudentimpudent WineWine andand LustLust:
wln 0365Step-motherStepmother II consentconsent toto thythy desiresdesires,
wln 0366II louelove thythy mischiefemischief wellwell, butbut II hatehate theethee,
wln 0367AndAnd thosethose threethree CubsCubs thythy sonnessons, wishingwishing confusionconfusion
wln 0368DeathDeath andand disgracedisgrace maymay bebe theirtheir EpitaphsEpitaphs,
wln 0369AsAs forfor mymy brotherbrother thethe DukesDuke’s onelyonly sonneson,
wln 0370WhoseWhose birthbirth isis moremore beholdingbeholding toto reportreport
wln 0371ThenThan minemine, andand yetyet perhapsperhaps asas falselyfalsely sownesown.
wln 0372(WomenWomen mustmust notnot bebe trustedtrusted withwith theirtheir owneown)
wln 0373IleI’ll looselooselose mymy dayesdays vponupon himhim hatehate allall II,
wln 0374DukeDuke onon thythy browebrow IleI’ll drawedraw mymy BastardieBastardy.
wln 0375ForFor indeedindeed aa bastardbastard byby naturenature shouldshould makemake CuckoldsCuckolds,
wln 0376BecauseBecause hehe isis thethe sonneson ofof aa Cuckold-makerCuckold-maker.ExitExit.
wln 0377EnterEnter VindiciVindici andand HippolitoHippolito, VindiciVindici inin disguisedisguise toto
wln 0378attendattend L.LordL. LussuriosoLussurioso thethe DukesDuke’s sonneson.

wln 0379Vind.VindiceVind.WhatWhat brotherbrother? amam II farrefar inoughenough fromfrom my selfemyself?
wln 0380Hip.HippolitoHip.AsAs ifif anotheranother manman hadhad beenebeen sentsent wholewhole
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wln 0381IntoInto thethe worldworld, andand nonenone wistwist howhow hehe camecame.
wln 0382Vind.VindiceVind.ItIt wilwill confirmeconfirm meme bouldbold: thethe childchild a’ao’ thth’ CourtCourt,
wln 0383LetLet blushesblushes dwelldwelli’thdwell i’thi’ th’i’th’ CountryCountry impudenceimpudence!
wln 0384ThouThou GoddesseGoddess ofof thethe pallacepalace, MistrsMistressmistress ofof MistessesMistresses
wln 0385ToTo whomwhom thethe costlycostly perfumd-peopleperfumed-people praypray,
wln 0386StrikeStrike thouthou mymy fore-headforehead intointo dauntlessedauntless MarbleMarble;
wln 0387MineMine eyeseyes toto steadysteady SaphiresSapphiresSaphires: turneturn mymy visagevisage,
wln 0388AndAnd ifif II mustmust needesneeds glowglow, letlet meme blushblush inwardinward
wln 0389ThatThat thisthis immodestimmodest seasonseason maymay notnot spyspy,
wln 0390ThatThat schollerscholar inin mymy cheekescheeks, foole-bashfullnesfoole bashfullnesfool-bashfulnessfool bashfulness.
wln 0391ThatThat MaideMaid inin thethe oldold timetime, whosewhose flushflush ofof GraceGrace
wln 0392WouldWould neuernever suffersuffer herher toto getget goodgood cloathsclothes;
wln 0393OurOur maidesmaids areare wiserwiser; andand areare lesseless ashamdashamed,
wln 0394SaueSave GraceGrace thethe bawdebawd II seldomeseldom hearehear GraceGrace nam’dnamed!
wln 0395Hip.HippolitoHip.NayNay brotherbrother youyou reachreach outout a’tho’ th’o’th’ VergeVerge nownow, Sfoote’Sfoot’sfoot
wln 0396thethe DukesDuke’s sonneson, settlesettle youryour lookeslooks.
wln 0397Vind.VindiceVind.PrayPray letlet meme notnot bebe doubteddoubted.Hip.HippolitoHip.MyMy LordLord
wln 0398Luss.LussuriosoLuss.HipolitoHippolitoHipolito? bebe absentabsent leaueleave vsus.
wln 0399Hip.HippolitoHip.MyMy LordLord afterafter longlong searchsearch, warywary inquiryesinquiries
wln 0400AndAnd politickpolitic siftingssiftings, II mademade choisechoice ofof yonyonyond fellowfellow,
wln 0401WhomWhom II gesseguess rarerare forfor manymany deepedeep imploymentsemployments;
wln 0402ThisThis ourour ageage swimsswims withinwithin himhim: andand ifif TimeTime
wln 0403HadHad soso muchmuch hayrehair, II shouldshould taketake himhim forfor TimeTime,
wln 0404HeHe isis soso neerenear kinnekin toto thisthis presentpresent minuteminute?
wln 0405Luss.LussuriosoLuss.Tis’Tis ynoughenough.
wln 0406WeWe thankethank theethee: yetyet wordswords areare butbut great-mensgreat men’sgreat-men’s blanckesblanks
wln 0407GoldGold thothough itit bebe dumdumb do’sdoes vtterutter thethe bestbest thankesthanks.
wln 0408Hip.HippolitoHip.YourYour plenteousplenteonsplenteous honorhonorhonour anan exlentexc’llent fellowfellow mymy LordLord.
wln 0409Luss.LussuriosoLuss.SoSo, giuegive vsus leaueleave welcomewelcome, beebe notnot farfar offoff, wewe mustmust beebe
wln 0410betterbetter acquaintedacquainted, pushpush, bebe bouldbold withwith vsus, thythy handhand:
wln 0411Vind.VindiceVind.WithWith allall mymy heartheart yfaithi’ faithi’faith howhow dostdost sweetesweet Musk-catMusk-cat.
wln 0412WhenWhen shallshall wewe lielie togithertogether?
wln 0413Luss.LussuriosoLuss.WondrousWondrous knaueknave!
wln 0414GatherGather himhim intointo bouldnesseboldness, Sfoote’Sfoot’sfoot thethe slaue’sslave’s
wln 0415AlreadyAlready asas familiarfamiliar asas anan AgueAgue,
wln 0416AndAnd shakesshakes meme atat hishis pleasurepleasure, friendfriend II cancan
wln 0417ForgetForget my selfemyself inin priuateprivate, butbut elseelse wherewhere,
wln 0418II praypray dodo youyou rememberremember meme.
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wln 0419Vind.VindiceVind.OhOhO veryvery wellwell sirsir II consterconsterconstrue my selfemyself sawcysaucy!
wln 0420Luss.LussuriosoLuss.WhatWhat hasthast beenebeen,
wln 0421OfOf whatwhat professionprofession.
wln 0422Vind.VindiceVind.AA bone-setterbone-setterbonesetter!Luss.LussuriosoLuss.AA bone-setterbone-setterbonesetter!
wln 0423Vind.VindiceVind.AA bawdebawd mymy LordLord,
wln 0424OneOne thatthat settssets bonesbones togithertogether.
wln 0425Luss.LussuriosoLuss.NotableNotable bluntnessebluntness?
wln 0426FitFit, fitfit forfor meme, e’ene’en trayndtrained vpup toto mymy handhand
wln 0427ThouThou hasthast beenebeen ScriuenerScrivener tototoo muchmuch knaueryknavery thenthen.
wln 0428Vind.VindiceVind.FooleFool, toto abundanceabundance sirsir; II hauehave beenebeen witnessewitness
wln 0429ToTo thethe surrenderssurrenders ofof aa thousandthousand virginsvirgins,
wln 0430AndAnd notnot soso littlelittle,
wln 0431II hauehave seeneseen PatrimonyesPatrimonies washtwashed a peicesa-piecesa pieces
wln 0432Fruit-feildsFruit-fields turndturned intointo bastardsbastards,
wln 0433AndAnd inin aa worldworld ofof AcresAcres,
wln 0434NotNot soso muchmuch dustdust duedue toto thethe heireheir t’was’twaswas leftleft toototoo
wln 0435AsAs wouldwould wellwell grauellgravel aa petitionpetition!
wln 0436Luss.LussuriosoLuss.FineFine villainevillain? trothtroth II likelike himhim wonderouslywondrously
wln 0437HeesHe’s e’ene’en shaptshaped forfor mymy purposepurpose, thenthenthan thouthou knowstknow’stknowest
wln 0438IthI’ th’i’th’ worldworld strangestrange lustlust.
wln 0439Vind.VindiceVind.OO DutchDutch lustlust! fulsomefulsome lustlust!
wln 0440DrunckenDrunken procrearionprocreationprocrearionprocreation, whichwhich begetsbegets, soso manymany drunckardsdrunkards;
wln 0441SomeSome fatherfather dreadsdreads notnot (gonnegone toto beddebed inin winewine) toto slideslide fromfrom
wln 0442thethe mothermother,
wln 0443AndAnd clingcling thethe daughter-in-lawdaughter-in-law,
wln 0444SomeSome VnclesUnclesuncles areare adulterousadulterous withwith theirtheir NeecesNieces,
wln 0445BrothersBrothers withwith brothersbrothers’brother’s wiueswives, OOOh howrehour ofof IncestIncest!
wln 0446AnyAny kinkin nownow nextnext toto thethe RimRim atho’ th’o’th’ sistersister
wln 0447IsIs mansman’s meatemeat inin thesethese dayesdays, andand inin thethe morningmorning
wln 0448WhenWhen theythey areare vpup andand drestdressed, andand theirtheir maskemask onon,
wln 0449WhoWho cancan perceiueperceive thisthis? sauesave thatthat eternalleternal eyeeye
wln 0450ThatThat see’sseessee’s throughthrough fleshflesh andand allall, wellwell: IfIf anyany thingthing bebe dambddamned?
wln 0451ItIt willwill bebe tweluetwelve a clocko’clock atat nightnight; thatthat tweluetwelve
wln 0452WillWill neuernever scapescape;
wln 0453ItIt isis thethe IudasJudasjudas ofof thethe howershours; whereinwherein,
wln 0454HonestHonest saluationsalvation isis betraydebetrayed toto sinsin,
wln 0455Luss.LussuriosoLuss.InIntrothIntrothIn trothtroth itit isis tootoo? butbut letlet thisthis talketalk glideglide
wln 0456ItIt isis ourour bloudblood toto erreerr, thothough hellhell gaptegaped lowdeloud
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wln 0457LadiesLadies knowknow LuciferLucifer fellfell, yetyet stillstill areare proudeproud!
wln 0458NowNow sirsir? wertwert thouthou asas secretsecret asas thou’rtthou ’rtthou’rt subtilsubtle,
wln 0459AndAnd deepelydeeply fadomdfathomed intointo allall estatesestates
wln 0460II wouldwould embraceembrace theethee forfor aa neerenear imploymentemployment,
wln 0461AndAnd thouthou shouldstshouldst swellswell inin moneymoney, andand bebe ableable
wln 0462ToTo makemake lamelame beggersbeggars crouchcrouch toto theethee.
wln 0463Vind.VindiceVind.MyMy LordLord?
wln 0464SecretSecret? II nerene’er hadhad thatthat diseasedisease atho’ th’o’th’ mothermother
wln 0465II praisepraise mymy fatherfather: whywhy areare menmen mademade closseclose?
wln 0466ButBut toto keepekeep thoughtsthoughts inin bestbest, II grantgrant youyou thisthis
wln 0467TellTell butbut somesome womanwoman aa secretsecret ouer nightovernightover night,
wln 0468YourYour doctordoctor maymay findefind itit inin thethe vrinallurinal ithi’ th’i’th’ morningmorning,
wln 0469ButBut mymy LordLord.
wln 0470Luss.LussuriosoLuss.SoSo, thou’rtthou ’rtthou’rt confirmdconfirmed inin meeme
wln 0471AndAnd thusthus II enterenter theethee.
wln 0472Vind.VindiceVind.ThisThis IndianIndian diuilldevil,
wln 0473WillWill quicklyquickly enterenter anyany manman: butbut aa VsurerUsurer,
wln 0474HeHe preuentsprevents thatthat, byby entringent’ringentering thethe diuilldevil firstfirst.
wln 0475Luss.LussuriosoLuss.AttendAttend meme, II amam pastpast mymy depthdephtdepth inin lustlust
wln 0476AndAnd II mustmust swimswim oror drownedrown, allall mymy desiresdesires
wln 0477AreAre leueldlevelled atat aa VirginVirgin notnot farfar fromfrom CourtCourt,
wln 0478ToTo whomwhom II hauehave conuaydeconveyed byby MessengerMessenger
wln 0479ManyMany waxtwaxed LinesLines, fullfull ofof mymy neatestneatest spiritspirit,
wln 0480AndAnd iewellsjewels thatthat werewere ableable toto rauishravish herher
wln 0481WithoutWithout thethe helpehelp ofof manman; allall whichwhich andand moremore
wln 0482SheeShe foolishfoolish chastchaste sentsent backback, thethe messengersmessengers,
wln 0483ReceiuingReceiving frownesfrowns forfor answeresanswers.
wln 0484Vind.VindiceVind.PossiblePossible!
wln 0485Tis’Tis aa rarerare PhænixPhaenixPhoenix who erewhoe’erwho ere sheshe beebe,
wln 0486IfIf youryour desiresdesires bebe suchsuch, sheshe soso repugnantrepugnant,
wln 0487InIn trothtroth mymy LordLord idei’dI’d bebe reuengderevenged andand marrymarry herher.
wln 0488Luss.LussuriosoLuss.PushPush; thethe dourydowry ofof herher bloudblood &and ofof herher fortunesfortunes,
wln 0489AreAre bothboth tootoo meanemean, goodgood ynoughenough toto bebe badbad withalwithal
wln 0490ImeI’m oneone ofof thatthat numbernumber cancan defenddefend
wln 0491MarriageMarriage isis goodgood: yetyet ratherrather keepekeep aa friendfriend,
wln 0492GiueGive meme mymy bedbed byby stealthstealth theresthere’s truetrue delightdelight
wln 0493WhatWhat breedsbreeds aa loathingloathing in’tin ’tin’t, butbut nightnight byby nightnight.
wln 0494Vind.VindiceVind.AA veryvery finefine relligionreligion?
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wln 0495Luss.LussuriosoLuss.ThereforeTherefore thusthus,
wln 0496IleHeI’llHe trusttrust theethee inin thethe businessebusiness ofof mymy heartheart
wln 0497BecauseBecause II seesee theethee welwell experienc’stexperienced
wln 0498InIn thisthis LuxuriousLuxurious dayday whereinwherein wewe breathbreathebreath,
wln 0499GoGo thouthou, andand withwith aa smoothsmooth enchauntingenchanting tonguetongue
wln 0500BewitchBewitch herher earesears, andand CouzenCozenCousin herher ofof allall GraceGrace
wln 0501EnterEnter vponupon thethe portionportion ofof herher soulesoul,
wln 0502HerHer honorhonorhonour, whichwhich sheshe callscalls herher chastitychastity
wln 0503AndAnd bringbring itit intointo expenceexpense, forfor honestyhonesty
wln 0504IsIs likelike aa stockstock ofof moneymoney laydlaid toto sleepesleep,
wln 0505WhichWhich nerene’er soso littlelittle brokebroke, do’sdoes neuernever keepkeep:
wln 0506Vind.VindiceVind.YouYou hauehave gintgiv’n ’tgint thethe TangTang yfaithi’ faithi’faith mymy LordLord
wln 0507MakeMake knowneknown thethe LadyLady toto meme, andand mymy brainebrain,
wln 0508ShallShall swellswell withwith strangestrange InuentionInvention: II willwill mouemove itit
wln 0509TillTill II expireexpire withwith speakingspeaking, andand dropdrop downedown
wln 0510WithoutWithout aa wordword toto sauesave meme; butbut ilei’llI’ll workework
wln 0511Luss.LussuriosoLuss.WeWe thankethank theethee, andand willwill raiseraise theethee: receiuereceive herher namename,
wln 0512itit isis thethe onlyonly daughterdaughter, toto MadameMadammadam GratianaGratiana thethe latelate widdowwidow..
wln 0513Vind.VindiceVind.OhOhO, mymy sistersister, mymy sistersister? Luss.LussuriosoLuss.WhyWhy dostdost walkewalk asideaside?
wln 0514Vind.VindiceVind.MyMy LordLord, II waswas thinkingthinking howhow II mightmight beginbegin
wln 0515AsAs thusthus, ohoho LadieLady oror twentytwenty hundredhundred deuicesdevices,
wln 0516HerHer veryvery bodkinbodkin willwill putput aa manman inin.
wln 0517Luss.LussuriosoLuss.IAyay, oror thethe waggingwagging ofof herher hairehair.
wln 0518VindVindiceVindNoNo, thatthat shallshall putput youyou inin mymy LordLord.
wln 0519Luss.LussuriosoLuss.Shal’tShall ’tShalt? whywhy contentcontent, dostdost knowknow thethe daughterdaughter thenthen?
wln 0520Vind.VindiceVind.OO exlentexc’llent wellwell byby sightsight.
wln 0521Luss.LussuriosoLuss.ThatThat waswas herher brotherbrother
wln 0522ThatThat diddid preferprefer theethee toto vsus.
wln 0523Vind.VindiceVind.MyMy LordLord II thinkethink soso,
wln 0524II knewknew II hadhad seeneseen himhim some wheresomewhere
wln 0525Luss.LussuriosoLuss.AndAnd thereforetherefore pree-theeprithee letlet thythy heartheart toto himhim,
wln 0526BeBe asas aa VirginVirgin, closseclose.Vind.VindiceVind.OhOhO meme goodgood LordLord.
wln 0527Luss.LussuriosoLuss.WeWe maymay laughlaugh atat thatthat simplesimple ageage withinwithin himhim;
wln 0528Vind.VindiceVind.HaHa, haha, haha.
wln 0529Luss.LussuriosoLuss.HimselfeHimself beingbeing mademade thethe subtillsubtle instrumentinstrument,
wln 0530ToTo windewind vpup aa goodgood fellowfellow.
wln 0531Vind.VindiceVind.That’sThat’s II mymy LordLord.
wln 0532Luss.LussuriosoLuss.That’sThat’s thouthou.
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wln 0533ToTo enticeentice andand workework hishis sistersister.
wln 0534Vind.VindiceVind.AA purepure nouicenovice?Luss.LussuriosoLuss.T’was’TwasWas finelyfinely manag’dmanaged.
wln 0535Vind.VindiceVind.GallantlyGallantly carriedcarried;
wln 0536AA prety-perfumdepretty-perfumed villainevillain.
wln 0537Luss.LussuriosoLuss.I’ueI’ve bethoughtbethought meme
wln 0538IfIf sheshe prooueprove chastchaste stillstill andand immoueableimmovable,
wln 0539VentureVenture vponupon thethe MotherMother, andand withwith giftesgifts
wln 0540AsAs II willwill furnishfurnish theethee, beginbegin withwith herher.
wln 0541Vin.VindiceVin.OhOhO fiefie, fiefie, that’sthat’s thethe wrongwrong endend mymy LordLord. Tis’Tis meeremere impos-impossibleimpos∣sibleimpossible
wln 0542sible
wln 0542thatthat aa mothermother byby anyany giftsgifts shouldshould becomebecome aa bawdebawd toto herher
wln 0543owneown DaughterDaughter!
wln 0544Luss.LussuriosoLuss.NayNay thenthen II seesee thou’rtthou ’rtthou’rt butbut aa punypuny inin thethe subtillsubtle MisteryMystery ofof
wln 0545aa womanwoman: whywhy tis’tis heldheld nownow nono daintydainty dishdish: TheThe namename
wln 0546IsIs soso inin leagueleague withwith ageage, thatthat now adaiesnowadaysnow adays
wln 0547ItIt do’sdoes EclipseEclipse threethree quartersquarters ofof aa MotherMother;
wln 0548Vind.VindiceVind.DostDost soso mymy LordLord?
wln 0549LetLet meme alonealone thenthen toto EclipseEclipse thethe fourthfourth.
wln 0550Luss.LussuriosoLuss.WhyWhy wellwell saydsaid, comecome ilei’llI’ll furnishfurnish theethee, butbut firstfirst
wln 0551sweareswear toto bebe truetrue inin allall.
wln 0552Vind.VindiceVind.TrueTrue?Luss.LussuriosoLuss.NayNay butbut sweareswear!
wln 0553Vind.VindiceVind.SweareSwear? II hopehope youryour honorhonorhonour littlelittle doubtsdoubts mymy faythfaith.
wln 0554Luss.LussuriosoLuss.YetYet forfor mymy humourshumor’shumour’s sakesake causecause II louelove swearingswearing.
wln 0555Vind.VindiceVind.Cause’Cause’cause youyou louelove swearingswearing, slud’slud II willwill.
wln 0556Luss.LussuriosoLuss.WhyWhy ynoughenough,
wln 0557EreErelongEreErelong longlong lookelook toto bebe mademade ofof betterbetter stuffstuff.
wln 0558Vind.VindiceVind.ThatThat willwill dodo wellwell indeedindeed mymy LordLord.
wln 0559Luss.LussuriosoLuss.AttendAttend meme?
wln 0560Vind.VindiceVind.OhOh.
wln 0561NowNow letlet meme burstburst, I’ueI’ve eateneaten NobleNoble poysonpoison,
wln 0562WeWe areare mademade strangestrange fellowesfellows, brotherbrother, innocentinnocent villainesvillains,
wln 0563WiltWilt notnot bebe angryangry whenwhen thouthou hearsthear’sthearst on’ton ’ton’t, thinkstthink’stthinkst thouthou?
wln 0564IfaythI’ faithi’faith thouthou shaltshalt; sweareswear meme toto foulefoul mymy sistersister.
wln 0565SwordSword II durstdurst makemake aa promisepromise ofof himhim toto theethee,
wln 0566ThouThou shaltshalt dis-heiredisheirdis-heir himhim, itit shallshall bebe thinethine honorhonorhonour,
wln 0567AndAnd yetyet nownow angryangry froathfroth isis downedown inin meme,
wln 0568ItIt wouldwould notnot proueprove thethe meanestmeanest policypolicy
wln 0569InIn thisthis disguizedisguise toto trytry thethe faythfaith ofof bothboth,
wln 0570AnotherAnother mightmight hauehave hadhad thethe selfe sameselfsameself same officeoffice,
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wln 0571SomeSome slaueslave, thatthat wouldwould hauehave wroughtwrought effectuallyeffectually,
wln 0572IAyI andand perhapsperhaps ore-wroughto’erwrought em’em, thereforetherefore II,
wln 0573BeingBeing thoughtthought trauayldtravailed, willwill applyapply my selfemyself,
wln 0574VntoUnto thethe selfe sameselfsameself same formeform, forgetforget mymy naturenature,
wln 0575AsAs ifif nono partpart aboutabout meme werewere kinkin toto em’em,
wln 0576SoSo touchtouch ’em’em, thothough II durstdurst almosta mostalmosta most forfor goodgood,
wln 0577VentureVenture mymy landslands inin heauenheaven vponupon theirtheir goodgood.ExitExit.
wln 0578EnterEnter thethe discontenteddiscontented LordLord AntonioAntonio, whosewhose wifewife thethe DuchessesDuchess’sduchess’s
wln 0579youngestyoungest SonneSon rauishtravished;; hehe DiscoueringDiscovering thethe bodybody ofof herher deaddead
wln 0580toto certainecertain LordsLords: andand HippolitoHippolito.

wln 0581L.LordL. Ant.AntonioAnt.DrawDraw neerernearer LordsLords andand bebe sadsad witnesseswitnesses
wln 0582OfOf aa fayrefair comelycomely buildingbuilding newlynewly falnefall’nfallen,
wln 0583BeingBeing falselyfalsely vnderminedundermined: violentviolent raperape
wln 0584HasHas playdplayed aa gloriousglorious actact, beholdbehold mymy LordsLords
wln 0585AA sightsight thatthat strikesstrikes manman outout ofof meme:
wln 0586PieroPieroThatThat vertuousvirtuous LadyLady??Ant.AntonioAnt.PresidentPrecedentprecedent forfor wiueswives?
wln 0587Hip.HippolitoHip.TheThe blushblush ofof manymany weomenwomen, whosewhose chastchaste presencepresence,
wln 0588WouldWould enee’en callcall shameshame vpup toto theirtheir cheekescheeks,
wln 0589AndAnd makemake palepale wantonwanton sinnerssinners hauehave goodgood colourscolorscolours.
wln 0590L.LordL. Ant.AntonioAnt.DeadDead!
wln 0591HerHer honorhonorhonour firstfirst drunkedrunk poysonpoison, andand herher lifelife,
wln 0592BeingBeing fellowesfellows inin oneone househouse diddid pledgepledge herher honourhonorhonour,
wln 0593Pier.PieroPier.OO greefegrief ofof manymany!
wln 0594L.LordL. Anto.AntonioAnto.II marktmarked notnot thisthis beforebefore.
wln 0595AA prayerprayer BookeBook thethe pillowpillow toto herher cheekecheek,
wln 0596ThisThis waswas herher richrich confectionconfection, andand anotheranother
wln 0597Plaste’dPlast●●dPlasteredplastered inin herher rightright handhand, withwith aa leafeleaf tuckttucked vpup,
wln 0598PoyntingPointing toto thesethese wordswords.
wln 0599MeliusMelius virtutevirtute morimori, QuamQuam perper DedecusDedecus viuerevivere.
wln 0600TrueTrue andand effectualleffectual itit isis indeedindeed.
wln 0601Hip.HippolitoHip.MyMy LordLord sincesince youyou enuiteinvite vsus toto youryour sorrowessorrows,
wln 0602LetsLet’slet’s truelytruly tast’emtaste ’em, thatthat withwith equallequal comfortcomfort,
wln 0603AsAs toto our seluesourselves wewe maymay releiuerelieve youryour wrongswrongs,
wln 0604WeWe hauehave greefegrief tootoo, thatthat yetyet walkeswalks withoutwithout TongTonguetongue,
wln 0605CuræCuraeleuesCuraeCuraeleves leuesleves loquunturl●quunturloquuntur, MaioresMajoresMaiores stupentstupent.
wln 0606L.LordL. Ant.AntonioAnt.YouYou dealedeal withwith truthtruth mymy LordLord.
wln 0607LendLend meme butbut youryour AttentionsAttentions, andand IleI’ll cutcut
wln 0608LongLong greefegrief intointo shortshort wordswords: lastlast reuellingrevelling nightnight.
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wln 0609WhenWhen Torch-lightTorchlight mademade anan artificiallartificial noonenoon
wln 0610AboutAbout thethe CourtCourt, somesome CourtiersCourtiers inin thethe maskemasquemask,
wln 0611PuttingPutting onon betterbetter facesfaces thenthan theirtheir owneown,
wln 0612BeingBeing fullfull ofof frawdefraud andand flatteryflattery: amongstamongst whomewhom,
wln 0613TheThe DuchesesDuchess’sduchess’s yongestyoungest sonneson (thatthat mothmoth toto honorhonorhonour)
wln 0614FildFilled vpup aa RoomeRoom; andand withwith longlong lustlust toto eateat,
wln 0615IntoInto mymy wearingwearing; amongstamongst allall thethe LadyesLadies,
wln 0616SingledSingled outout thatthat deeredear formeform; whowho euerwhowhoever euerever liu’dlived,
wln 0617AsAs coldcold inin LustLust asas sheeshe isis nownow inin deathdeath;
wln 0618(WhichWhich thatthat step Duchesstep-Duchessstep Duchess MonsterMonster knewknew totooto wellwell;)
wln 0619AndAnd thereforetherefore inin thethe heightheight ofof allall thethe reuellsrevels,
wln 0620WhenWhen MusickMusic waswas hardhard lowdestloudest, CourtiersCourtiers busiestbusiest,
wln 0621AndAnd LadiesLadies greatgreat withwith laughterlaughter; OOOh VitiousVicious minuteminute!
wln 0622VnfitUnfit butbut forfor relationrelation toto bebe spokespoke ofof,
wln 0623ThenThen withwith aa faceface moremore impudentimpudent thenthan hishis vizardvizard
wln 0624HeHe harriedharried herher amidstamidstamid aa throngthrong ofof Panders