The Duchess has just been warned by her brothers, Ferdinand and the
DUCHESS I sent for you: sit down;
Take pen and ink, and write: are you ready?
DUCHESS. What did I say?
ANTONIO. That I should write somewhat.
DUCHESS. O, I remember.
After these triumphs and this large expense
It 's fit, like thrifty husbands, we inquire
What 's laid up for to-morrow.
ANTONIO. So please your beauteous excellence.
Indeed, I thank you. I look young for your sake;
You have ta'en my cares upon you.
ANTONIO. I 'll fetch your grace
The particulars of your revenue and expense.
DUCHESS. O, you are
An upright treasurer: but you mistook;
For when I said I meant to make inquiry
What 's laid up for to-morrow, I
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