Double Falsehood

  • Double Falsehood: Act 1, Scene 1

  • The province of Andalusia in Spain. A royal palace.

  • (Duke Angelo; Roderick)

  • Enter Roderick and the Duke.

  • Profile Picture of Roderick in Double Falsehood

    Roderick

    My gracious father, this unwonted strain

  • Visits my heart with sadness.

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    Duke

    Why, my son?

  • Making my death familiar to my tongue

  • Digs not my grave one jot before the date.

  • I've worn the garland of my honors long,

  • And would not leave it wither'd to thy brow,

  • But flourishing and green; worthy the man,

  • Profile Picture of Roderick in Double Falsehood

    Roderick

    Who, with my Dukedoms, heirs my better glories.

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    Duke

    This praise, which is my pride, spreads me with blushes.

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    Roderick

    Think not, that I can flatter thee, my Roderick;

  • Or let the scale of love o'er-poise my judgment.

  • Like a fair glass of retrospection, thou

  • Reflect'st the virtues of my early youth;

  • Making my old blood mend its pace with transport:

  • While fond Henriquez, thy irregular brother,