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MEASURE FOR MEASURE,

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A COMEDY,

REVISED BY

J. P. KEMBLE;

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AND NOW FIRST PUBLISHED AS IT IS ACTED AT
THE THEATRE ROYAL

Cobent <Sat&en.

LONDON:

MINTED FOR J. RIDGWAY, YORK STREET, ST. JAMES'S SQUARE

AND SOLD IN THE THEATRE,

1803.
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PERSONS REPRESENTED.

Vincentio, Duke of Austria, — Mr. Kemble.

Angelo, — — -— — — — Mr. Cooke.

Escalus, — — — - — — — Mr. Murray.

Claudio, — — — — — — Mr. C. Kemble.

Lucio, — — — — — — Mr. Knight.

Frederick, — — — — — Mr. Curties.

Leopold, — — — — — — Mr. Field.'

Friar Peter, — -r- — — — Mr. Hull.
Gentlemen.

Mr1. Abbot, Mr. L. Bologna, Mr. Harley, Mr. King
Mr. Lee, Mr. Platt, Mr. Sarjant, Mr. Wilkinson.

Provost, — — — — — — Mr. Davenport.

Froth, — — — — — — Mr. Beverly.

Elbow, — — — — — — Mr. Blanchard.

Pompey, — — — — — — Mr. Emery.

Abhorson, — — — — — Mr. Waddy.

Barnardine, — — — — — Mr. Farley.

Thomas, — — — — , ,— Mr. Klanert.

., e — — — — — Mr. Atkins.

Apparitors, { , _ Mr. pOWERS>

,p. , f — — — — — Mr. Lewiss.

Tipstaves, [ Mr. Truman.

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MEASURE EOR MEASURE.

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ACT I.

SCENE I.

The Dukes Palace.

The Duke, Escalus, Frederick, and Leopold, discovered.

Duke. Escalus,

Escal. My lord.

Duke. Of government the properties to unfold, Would seem in me to 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: The nature of our people, Our city's institutions, and the terms For common justice, you are as pregnant in, As art and practice hath enriched any That we remember: There is our commission, From which we would not have you warp.—

[escalus kneels, and takes his commission.] Call hither,

I say, bid come before us Angelo.

[Exit Leopold. 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, dress'd him with our love j And given his deputation all the organs Of our own power:—What think you of it? Escal. If any in Vienna be of worth

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