Abridged Measure for Measure/#8/Disguise/Act 2, Scene 3

Disguised as Friar Lodowick, the Duke visits the prison. The Provost asks him “What’s your will, good friar?” The disguised Duke says “Do me the common right to visit the afflicted spirits here in the prison that I may minister to them.” He’s given permission. Juliet enters. The Provost says “She is with child, and he that begot it to die for this.” The Duke-Friar says “When must he die?” The Provost says “As I do think, tomorrow.” Duke-Friar says “Repent you, fair one, of the sin you carry?” Juliet says “I do.” He says “Love you the man that wronged you?” Juliet replies “Yes, as I love the woman that wronged him.” He says “So then it seems your most offenseful act was mutually committed?” She says “Mutually. I do repent me as it is an evil. And take the shame with joy.” He says “Your partner, as I hear, must die tomorrow, and I am going with instruction to him. Grace be with you.” Juliet cries “Must die tomorrow?” Provost says “’Tis pity of him.”

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