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Take, O take those lips away

Enter Mariana, and Boy singing.

Take, O take those lips away,
That so sweetly were forsworn,
And those eyes, the break of day,
Lights that do mislead the morn.
But my kisses bring again, bring again,
Seals of love, but sealed in vain, sealed in vain.

Tis good, though music oft hath such a charm
To make bad good and good provoke to harm.

Enter Duke as a Friar.

Mariana, to Boy
Break off thy song and haste thee quick away.
Here comes a man of comfort, whose advice
Hath often stilled my brawling discontent.
Boy exits.
I cry you mercy, sir, and well could wish
You had not found me here so musical.
Let me excuse me, and believe me so,
My mirth it much displeased, but pleased my woe.
Duke, as Friar
‘Tis good, though music oft hath such a charm
To make bad good and good provoke to harm.

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Act 4
Scene 1
Line 1

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