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Measure for Measure

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Act IV, Scene 5

Fields without the town.


[Enter DUKE VINCENTIO in his own habit, and FRIAR PETER]

  • Vincentio. These letters at fit time deliver me 2345
    [Giving letters]
    The provost knows our purpose and our plot.
    The matter being afoot, keep your instruction,
    And hold you ever to our special drift;
    Though sometimes you do blench from this to that, 2350
    As cause doth minister. Go call at Flavius' house,
    And tell him where I stay: give the like notice
    To Valentinus, Rowland, and to Crassus,
    And bid them bring the trumpets to the gate;
    But send me Flavius first. 2355



  • Vincentio. I thank thee, Varrius; thou hast made good haste:
    Come, we will walk. There's other of our friends 2360
    Will greet us here anon, my gentle Varrius.