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What is the news from this good deputy?

Duke, as Friar
What is the news from this good deputy?
Isabella
He hath a garden circummured with brick,
Whose western side is with a vineyard backed;
And to that vineyard is a planchèd gate
That makes his opening with this bigger key.
This other doth command a little door
Which from the vineyard to the garden leads.
There have I made my promise, upon the
Heavy middle of the night, to call upon him.

To bring you thus together ’tis no sin,
Sith that the justice of your title to him
Doth flourish the deceit.

Duke, as Friar
But shall you on your knowledge find this way?
Isabella
I have ta’en a due and wary note upon ’t.
With whispering and most guilty diligence,
In action all of precept, he did show me
The way twice o’er.
Duke, as Friar
Are there no other tokens
Between you ’greed concerning her observance?
Isabella
No, none, but only a repair i’ th’ dark,
And that I have possessed him my most stay
Can be but brief, for I have made him know
I have a servant comes with me along
That stays upon me, whose persuasion is
I come about my brother.
Duke, as Friar
’Tis well borne up.
I have not yet made known to Mariana
A word of this.—What ho, within; come forth.
 Enter Mariana.
 
To Mariana.
I pray you be acquainted with this maid.
She comes to do you good.
Isabella
I do desire the like.
Duke, as Friar, to Mariana 
Do you persuade yourself that I respect you?
Mariana
Good friar, I know you do, and have found it.
Duke, as Friar
Take then this your companion by the hand,
Who hath a story ready for your ear.
I shall attend your leisure. But make haste.
The vaporous night approaches.
Mariana, to Isabella
Will ’t please you walk aside?
 Isabella and Mariana exit.
Duke
O place and greatness, millions of false eyes
Are stuck upon thee; volumes of report
Run with these false, and, most contrarious, quest
Upon thy doings; thousand escapes of wit
Make thee the father of their idle dream
And rack thee in their fancies.
 Enter Mariana and Isabella.
Duke, as Friar
Welcome. How agreed?
Isabella
She’ll take the enterprise upon her, father,
If you advise it.
Duke, as Friar
It is not my consent
But my entreaty too.
Isabella, to Mariana
Little have you to say
When you depart from him, but, soft and low,
“Remember now my brother.”
Mariana
Fear me not.
Duke, as Friar
Nor, gentle daughter, fear you not at all.
He is your husband on a precontract.
To bring you thus together ’tis no sin,
Sith that the justice of your title to him
Doth flourish the deceit. Come, let us go.
Our corn’s to reap, for yet our tithe’s to sow.
 They exit.

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Act 4
Scene 1
Line 26

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