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Come hither, Isabel. Your friar is now your prince

Duke
Come hither, Isabel.
Your friar is now your prince. As I was then
Advertising and holy to your business,
Not changing heart with habit, I am still
Attorneyed at your service.
Isabella
O, give me pardon
That I, your vassal, have employed and pained
Your unknown sovereignty.

But peace be with him.
That life is better life past fearing death
Than that which lives to fear.

Duke
You are pardoned, Isabel.
And now, dear maid, be you as free to us.
Your brother’s death, I know, sits at your heart,
And you may marvel why I obscured myself,
Laboring to save his life, and would not rather
Make rash remonstrance of my hidden power
Than let him so be lost. O most kind maid,
It was the swift celerity of his death,
Which I did think with slower foot came on,
That brained my purpose. But peace be with him.
That life is better life past fearing death
Than that which lives to fear. Make it your comfort,
So happy is your brother.
Isabella
I do, my lord.
 Enter Angelo, Mariana, Friar Peter, and Provost.

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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 432

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