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O, my dear lord,
Duke. Never crave him ; we are definitive.
You do but lose your labour; Away with him to death.--Now, sir, [to Lucio] to you. Mari. O, my good lord !-Sweet Isabel, take my
Duke. He dies for Claudio's death.
Most bounteous sir, [Kneeling.
Merely, my lord. Duke. Your suit 's unprofitable; stand up, I say. I have bethought me of another fault:
Provost, how came it Claudio was beheaded
It was commanded so.
Duke. For which I do discharge you of your office:
Pardon me, noble lord :
His name is Barnardine. Duke. I would thou hadst done so by Claudio.Go, fetch him hither; let me look upon him.
[Exit Provost. Escal. I am sorry, one so learned and so wise
lord Angelo, have still appear'd, Should slip so grossly, both in the heat of blood, And lack of temper'd judgment afterward.
Ang. I am sorry that such sorrow I procure :
Duke. Which is that Barnardine?
This, my lord.
I leave him to your hand.What muffled fellow 's
[Unmuffles Claudio. Duke. If he be like your brother, [to ISABELLA) for
Lucio. 'Faith, my lord, I spoke it but according to the trick :b If you will hang me for it, you may, but I had rather it would please you I might be whipped.
Duke. Whipp'd first, sir, and hang’d after.
Lucio. I beseech your highness, do not marry me to a whore! Your highness said even now,
I made you a a Quits- requites.
b According to the trick-after the fashion of banter and exaggeration.
duke; good my lord, do not recompense me in making me a cuckold.
Duke. Upon mine honour, thou shalt marry her.
Lucio. Marrying a punk, my lord, is pressing to death, whipping, and hanging.
Duke. Slandering a prince deserves it.She, Claudio, that you wrong'd, look you restore. Joy to you, Mariana !-love her, Angelo; I have confessd her, and I know her virtue. Thanks, good friend Escalus, for thy much goodness : There 's more behind that is more gratulate.a Thanks, provost, for thy care and secresy ; We shall employ thee in a worthier place : Forgive him, Angelo, that brought you home The head of Ragozine for Claudio's; The offence pardons itself.—Dear Isabel, I have a motion much imports your good; Whereto if you 'll a willing ear incline, What 's mine is yours and what is yours is mine: So, bring us to our palace; where we 'll show What 's yet behind, that 's meet you all should know.
[Exeunt. & More gratulate-more to be rejoiced in.
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Whilst the partisans of the present and the late administrations are disputing for the honour of having suggested the ope. rations which have led to the termination of the war in China, it has not been unnoticed that to the sagacity and experience of the author of this and the following work is to be traced the public announcement of the principle through which the Chinese goverument was to be most effectnally contended against. The following is the conclusion of Mr. Davis's last work, published in 1841 :-“ The cruise of the Conway and Algerine has esta. blished the most important fact, that the great Keang is navigable forty miles inwards from its mouth, and that a clear chanuel exists for vessels of any size, with a depth of five or six fathoms water. Whenever it shall be found necessary or expedient to 'make war' on the Chinese government, in the sense which that term bears everywhere else, nothing can at once so severely distress and perplex it as the blockade of the Grand Canal at Kwa-chow; but this, to be completely effective, must commence before the grain and tribute junks begin their departure for the northward, in the month of May, or perhaps earlier. When it is considered that the food and clothing of Peking, the rice and tea, the silk and cotton, proceed almost entirely from the south of the great river, by what may really be called the alimentary canal of the empire, it is impossible not to acknowledge the importance of this point, so vulnerable to our steamers and ships of war, and at the same time so vital to the Chinese."
The next extract is from "The Chinese,' the first edition of which was published as far back as 1836 :-“ When the pirate Kothinga ravaged tie eastern coasts, he sailed easily up the mouth of the Keang to Nanking; and there is reason to suppose