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Escalus

Duke
Escalus.

Escalus
My lord.
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.

For you must know, we have with special soul
Elected him our absence to supply,
Lent him our terror, dressed him with our love

Then no more remains
But that, to your sufficiency, as your worth is able,
And let them work. The nature of our people,
Our city’s institutions, and the terms
For common justice, you’re as pregnant in
As art and practice hath enrichèd any
That we remember. There is our commission,
   He hands Escalus a paper.
From which we would not have you warp.—Call hither,
I say, bid come before us Angelo.
   An Attendant exits.
What figure of us think you he will bear?
For you must know, we have with special soul
Elected him our absence to supply,
Lent him our terror, dressed him with our love,Catachresis
And given his deputation all the organs
Of our own power. What think you of it?
Escalus
If any in Vienna be of worth
To undergo such ample grace and honor,
It is Lord Angelo.

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Act 1
Scene 1
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