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Escalus

Of government the properties to unfold

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Duke
Of government the properties to unfold
Would seem in me t’ affect speech and discourse,
Since I am put to know that your own science
Exceeds, in that, the lists of all advice
My strength can give you.Hyperbaton

For you must know, we have with special soul
Elected him our absence to supply,
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We must not make a scarecrow of the law

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Angelo
We must not make a scarecrow of the law,
Setting it up to fear the birds of prey,
And let it keep one shape till custom make it
AntithesisTheir perch and not their terror.Metaphor

Well, heaven forgive him and forgive us all.
Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall.
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Come you hither to me, Master Tapster

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Escalus
Come you hither to me, Master Tapster. What’s your
name, Master Tapster?
Pompey
Pompey.
Escalus
What else?
Pompey
Bum, sir.

Does your Worship mean to geld and
splay all the youth of the city?

Escalus
Troth, and your bum is the greatest thing
about you,
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Good even, good father

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Escalus
Good even, good father.
Duke, as Friar
Bliss and goodness on you.
Escalus
Of whence are you?
Duke, as Friar
Not of this country, though my chance is now
To use it for my time. I am a brother
Of gracious order,
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Come, sir, did you set these women on to slander Lord Angelo?

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Escalus, to disguised Duke
Come, sir, did you set these women on to slander
Lord Angelo? They have confessed you did.
Duke, as Friar
’Tis false.
Escalus
How? Know you where you are?

Laws for all faults,
But faults so countenanced that the strong statutes
Stand like the forfeits in a barber’s shop,
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