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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure Translation Act 4, Scene 6

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Enter ISABELLA and MARIANA

ISABELLA

To speak so indirectly I am loath: I would say the truth; but to accuse him so, That is your part: yet I am advised to do it; He says, to veil full purpose.

ISABELLA

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MARIANA

Be ruled by him.

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ISABELLA

Besides, he tells me that, if peradventure He speak against me on the adverse side, I should not think it strange; for 'tis a physic That's bitter to sweet end.

ISABELLA

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MARIANA

I would Friar Peter—

MARIANA

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ISABELLA

O, peace! the friar is come.

ISABELLA

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Enter FRIAR PETER

FRIAR PETER

Come, I have found you out a stand most fit, Where you may have such vantage on the duke, He shall not pass you. Twice have the trumpets sounded; The generous and gravest citizens Have hent the gates, and very near upon The duke is entering: therefore, hence, away!

FRIAR PETER

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About the Translator: Bailey Sincox

Bailey Sincox is a PhD student in English at Harvard University, where she researches the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Her teaching experience includes accessible online courses with edX on Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice. She holds a Master's from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor's from Duke University.