Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan (eds), The New Oxford Shakespeare: Critical Reference Edition, Vol. 2
1Critical Apparatus1.1Critical ApparatusACT I. SCENE I.
Critical Apparatusscene, A Royal Palace. Critical ApparatusDuke Angelo, Roderick, and Courtiers.Critical Apparatus1
Roderick. My gracious Father, this unwonted Strain
2Visits my Heart with Sadness.
Duke. —————Why, my Son?
3Making my Death familiar to my Tongue
4Digs not my Grave one Jot before the Date.
5I've worn the Garland of my Honours long,
pg 36896And would not leave it wither'd to thy Brow,
7But flourishing and green; worthy the Man,
2Critical Apparatus8Who, with my Dukedoms, heirs my better Glories.Critical Apparatus9
Roder. This Praise, which is my Pride, spreads me with Blushes.Critical Apparatus10
Duke. Think not, that I can flatter thee, my Roderick;
11Or let the Scale of Love o'er-poize my Judgment.
Critical Apparatus12Like a fair Glass of Retrospection, Thou
13Reflect'st the Virtues of my early Youth;
Critical Apparatus14Making my old Blood mend its Pace with Transport:
Critical Apparatus15While fond Henriquez, thy irregular Brother,
Critical Apparatus16Sets the large Credit of his Name at Stake,
Critical Apparatus17A Truant to my Wishes, and his Birth.
Critical Apparatus18His Taints of Wildness hurt our nicer Honour,
19And call for swift Reclaim.
Roder. —————I trust, my Brother
Critical Apparatus20Will, by the Vantage of his cooler Wisdom,
Critical Apparatus21E'er-while redeem the hot Escapes of Youth,
Critical Apparatus22And court Opinion with a golden Conduct.Critical Apparatus23
Duke. Be Thou a Prophet in that kind Suggestion!
Critical Apparatus24But I, by Fears weighing his unweigh'd Course,
pg 3690Critical Apparatus25Interpret for the Future from the Past.
26And strange Misgivings, why he hath of late
27By Importunity, and strain'd Petition,
28Wrested our Leave of Absence from the Court,
Critical Apparatus29Awake Suspicion. Thou art inward with him;
30And, haply, from the bosom'd Trust can'st shape
31Some formal Cause to qualify my Doubts.32
Roder. Why he hath press'd this Absence, Sir, I know not;
Critical Apparatus33But have his Letters of a modern Date,
Critical Apparatus34Wherein by Julio, good Camillo's Son,
Critical Apparatus35(Who, as he says, shall follow hard upon;
Critical Apparatus36And whom I with the growing Hour expect:)
Critical Apparatus37He doth sollicit the Return of Gold
Critical Apparatus38To purchase certain Horse, that like him well.
39This Julio he encounter'd first in France,
40And lovingly commends him to my Favour;
41Wishing, I would detain him some few Days,
Critical Apparatus42To know the Value of his well-placed Trust.3 43
Duke. O, do it, Roderick; and assay to mould him
44An honest Spy upon thy Brother's Riots.
45Make us acquainted when the Youth arrives;
Critical Apparatus46We'll see this Julio, and he shall from Us
pg 369147Receive the secret Loan his Friend requires.
Critical Apparatus48Bring him to Court.[Exeunt.