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Fields without the town.
Fields outside the town.
Enter DUKE VINCENTIO in his own habit, and FRIAR PETER
DUKE VINCENTIO enters in his own clothing, with FRIAR PETER.

DUKE VINCENTIO
These letters at fit time deliver me[.]
DUKE VINCENTIO
At the right time, deliver these letters for me.
Giving letters
Holding letters



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The provost knows our purpose and our plot.
The matter being afoot, keep your instruction,
And hold you ever to our special drift;
Though sometimes you do blench from this to that,
As cause doth minister. Go call at Flavius’ house,
And tell him where I stay: give the like notice
To Valentinus, Rowland, and to Crassus,
And bid them bring the trumpets to the gate;
But send me Flavius first.
The provost knows about my plan. Once things get going, remember your orders and follow my lead, though sometimes you can deviate from the plan, if it seems appropriate. Go to Flavius’ house, and tell him where I’m staying. Inform Valentinus, Rowland, and Crassus, too, and ask them to bring the trumpeters to the gate. But send me Flavius first.

FRIAR PETER
It shall be speeded well.
FRIAR PETER
I’ll do it right away.
Exit
He exits.
Enter VARRIUS
VARRIUS enters.



DUKE VINCENTIO
I thank thee, Varrius; thou hast made good haste:
Come, we will walk. There’s other of our friends
Will greet us here anon, my gentle Varrius.
DUKE VINCENTIO
Thanks, Varrius, you got here fast. Let’s get going. More of our friends will be here soon, honorable Varrius.
Exeunt
They exit.