The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1879 Monday, 29 September 2003
From: L. Swilley <
Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2003 07:01:58 -0500
Subject: 14.1870 Measure for Measure
Comment: Re: SHK 14.1870 Measure for Measure
Dana Wilson quotes, and asks:
>If my brother be condemned, I will unmake these
>ciphers, set the actors free, and let him find fault
>whose record is most fine.
>Measure for Measure, II,ii,30-40
>Can one suggest?
What text are you using? G. B. Harrison's is as follows:
Isabel: I have a brother is condemned to die.
I do beseech you, let it be his fault,
And not my brother.
Prov.: [Aside] Heaven give thee moving graces!
Angelo: Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it?
Why, every fault's condemned ere it be done.
Mine were the very cipher of a function
To fine the faults whose fine stands in the record
[i.e, mine would be an office worth nothing to punish faults that were
MM,II, ii, 34-41.
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