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Act IV. Scene VI.

Scene VI.—Street near the City Gate.

Enter ISABELLA and MARIANA.

Isab. To speak so indirectly I am loath:
I would say the truth; but to accuse him so,
That is your part: yet I'm advis'd to do it;
He says, to veil full purpose.
Mari. Be rul'd by him.
Isab. Besides, he tells me that if peradventure
He speak: against me on the adverse side,
I should not think it strange; for 'tis a physic
That's bitter to sweet end.
Mari. I would, Friar Peter—
Isab. O, peace! the friar is come.

Enter FRIAR PETER.
F. Peter. Come; I have found you out a stand
most fit,
Where you may have such vantage on the duke,
He shall not pass you. Twice have the trumpets
sounded:
The generous and gravest citizens
Have hent the gates, and very near upon
The duke is ent'ring: therefore hence, away!
[Exeunt.
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