Act 2 - Scene 2

A prison.

Enter PAULINA, a Gentleman, and Attendants


The keeper of the prison, call to him;
let him have knowledge who I am.

Exit Gentleman

Good lady,
No court in Europe is too good for thee;
What dost thou then in prison?

Re-enter Gentleman, with the Gaoler

Now, good sir,
You know me, do you not?


For a worthy lady
And one whom much I honour.


Pray you then,
Conduct me to the queen.


I may not, madam:
To the contrary I have express commandment.


Here's ado,
To lock up honesty and honour from
The access of gentle visitors!
Is't lawful, pray you,
To see her women? any of them? Emilia?


So please you, madam,
To put apart these your attendants, I
Shall bring Emilia forth.


I pray now, call her.
Withdraw yourselves.

Exeunt Gentleman and Attendants


And, madam,
I must be present at your conference.


Well, be't so, prithee.

Exit Gaoler

Here's such ado to make no stain a stain
As passes colouring.

Re-enter Gaoler, with EMILIA

Dear gentlewoman,
How fares our gracious lady?

  By PanEris using Melati.

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