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Mariana: “This is that face, thou cruel Angelo”


Measure for Measure

My husband bids me; now I will unmask.
This is that face, thou cruel Angelo,
Which once thou sworest was worth the looking on;
This is the hand which, with a vow’d contract, 2615
Was fast belock’d in thine; this is the body
That took away the match from Isabel,
And did supply thee at thy garden-house
In her imagined person.

Painting by John Everett Millais (1851)

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