Measure for Measure :: Scenes :: Measure for Measure: Act IV, Scene 5

Scene 5

Fields without the town.

(Duke; Friar Peter; Varrius)

The Duke, now dressed as himself again, arranges his entrance to Vienna, giving Friar Peter letters that are to be publically delivered to him at the right moment, and sending him to summon some of his lords. ( line)

Enter Duke in his own habit and Friar Peter.


These letters at fit time deliver me.

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,

As cause doth minister. Go call at Flavio’s house,

And tell him where I stay. Give the like notice

To Valentius, Rowland, and to Crassus,

And bid them bring the trumpets to the gate.

But send me Flavius first.


It shall be speeded well.


Enter Varrius.


I thank thee, Varrius, thou hast made good haste.

Come, we will walk. There’s other of our friends

Will greet us here anon. My gentle Varrius!




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