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Measure for Measure

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Published: 1604
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,915 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 4,020 6297
Genre: Drama

grant us its peace, but not the King of Hungary's!


LUCIO. Thou concludest like the sanctimonious pirate that went to sea with the ten commandments, but scraped one out of the table.

SECOND GENTLEMAN. Thou shalt not steal?

LUCIO. Ay, that he razed.

FIRST GENTLEMAN. Why, 'twas a commandment to command the captain and all the rest from their functions; they put forth to steal. There's not a soldier of us all that, in the thanksgiving before meat, do relish the petition well that prays for peace.

SECOND GENTLEMAN. I never heard any soldier dislike it.

LUCIO. I believe thee; for I think thou never wast where grace was said.

SECOND GENTLEMAN. No? A dozen times at least.

FIRST GENTLEMAN. What? in metre?

LUCIO. In any proportion or in any language.

FIRST GENTLEMAN. I think, or in any religion.

LUCIO. Ay! why not? Grace is grace, despite of all controversy. As, for example;--thou thyself art a wicked villain, de



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