collected attempts at spatial praxis thru performance (past, present, future, etc.






M3rc#@NT, @Ct 4, 5c3n3 1: DUK3.
W#@t, i5 @πt0πi0 #3r3? @πT0πI0.
R3@dy, 50 p13@53 y0ur Gr@c3. DUK3.
I @m 50rry f0r t#33, t#0u @rt c0m3 t0 @π5w3r
@ 5t0πy @dv3r5@ry, @π iπ#um@π wr3tc#,
Uπc@p@813 0f pity, v0id @πd 3mpty
Fr0m @πy dr@m 0f m3rcy. @πT0πI0.
I #@v3 #3@rd
Y0ur Gr@c3 #@t# t@’3π gr3@t p@iπ5 t0 qu@1ify
#i5 rig0r0u5 c0ur53; 8ut 5iπc3 #3 5t@πd5 08dur@t3,
@πd t#@t π0 1@wfu1 m3@π5 c@π c@rry m3
0ut 0f #i5 3πvy’5 r3@c#, I d0 0pp053
My p@ti3πc3 t0 #i5 fury, @πd @m @rm’d
T0 5uff3r wit# @ qui3tπ355 0f 5pirit
T#3 v3ry tyr@ππy @πd r@g3 0f #i5. DUK3.
G0 0π3 @πd c@11 t#3 J3w iπt0 t#3 c0urt. 5@1@RIπ0.
#3 i5 r3@dy @t t#3 d00r. #3 c0m35, my 10rd. 3πt3r 5#y10ck. DUK3.
M@k3 r00m, @πd 13t #im 5t@πd 83f0r3 0ur f@c3.
5#y10ck, t#3 w0r1d t#iπk5, @πd I t#iπk 50 t00,
T#@t t#0u 8ut 13@d35t t#i5 f@5#i0π 0f t#y m@1ic3
T0 t#3 1@5t #0ur 0f @ct, @πd t#3π, ’ti5 t#0ug#t,
T#0u’1t 5#0w t#y m3rcy @πd r3m0r53 m0r3 5tr@πg3
T#@π i5 t#y 5tr@πg3 @pp@r3πt cru31ty;
@πd w#3r3 t#0u π0w 3x@ct5 t#3 p3π@1ty,
W#ic# i5 @ p0uπd 0f t#i5 p00r m3rc#@πt’5 f135#,
T#0u wi1t π0t 0π1y 10053 t#3 f0rf3itur3,
8ut, t0uc#’d wit# #um@π g3πt13π355 @πd 10v3,
F0rgiv3 @ m0i3ty 0f t#3 priπcip@1,
G1@πciπg @π 3y3 0f pity 0π #i5 105535
T#@t #@v3 0f 1@t3 50 #udd13d 0π #i5 8@ck,
3π0w t0 pr355 @ r0y@1 m3rc#@πt d0wπ,
@πd p1uck c0mmi53r@ti0π 0f #i5 5t@t3
Fr0m 8r@55y 8050m5 @πd r0ug# #3@rt5 0f f1iπt,
Fr0m 5tu880rπ Turk5 @πd T@rt@r5 π3v3r tr@iπ’d
T0 0ffic35 0f t3πd3r c0urt35y.
W3 @11 3xp3ct @ g3πt13 @π5w3r, J3w. 5#Y10CK.
I #@v3 p055355’d y0ur Gr@c3 0f w#@t I purp053,
@πd 8y 0ur #01y 5@88@t# #@v3 I 5w0rπ
T0 #@v3 t#3 du3 @πd f0rf3it 0f my 80πd.
If y0u d3πy it, 13t t#3 d@πg3r 1ig#t
Up0π y0ur c#@rt3r @πd y0ur city’5 fr33d0m!
Y0u’11 @5k m3 w#y I r@t#3r c#0053 t0 #@v3
@ w3ig#t 0f c@rri0π f135# t#@π t0 r3c3iv3
T#r33 t#0u5@πd duc@t5. I’11 π0t @π5w3r t#@t,
8ut 5@y it i5 my #um0ur. I5 it @π5w3r’d?
W#@t if my #0u53 83 tr0u813d wit# @ r@t,
@πd I 83 p13@5’d t0 giv3 t3π t#0u5@πd duc@t5
T0 #@v3 it 8@π’d? W#@t, @r3 y0u @π5w3r’d y3t?
50m3 m3π t#3r3 @r3 10v3 π0t @ g@piπg pig;
50m3 t#@t @r3 m@d if t#3y 83#01d @ c@t;
@πd 0t#3r5, w#3π t#3 8@gpip3 5iπg5 i’ t#3 π053,
C@ππ0t c0πt@iπ t#3ir uriπ3; f0r @ff3cti0π
Mi5tr355 0f p@55i0π, 5w@y5 it t0 t#3 m00d
0f w#@t it 1ik35 0r 10@t#35. π0w, f0r y0ur @π5w3r:
@5 t#3r3 i5 π0 firm r3@50π t0 83 r3πd3r’d
W#y #3 c@ππ0t @8id3 @ g@piπg pig,
W#y #3 @ #@rm1355 π3c355@ry c@t,
W#y #3 @ w00113π 8@gpip3, 8ut 0f f0rc3
Mu5t yi31d t0 5uc# iπ3vit@813 5#@m3
@5 t0 0ff3πd, #im531f 83iπg 0ff3πd3d,
50 c@π I giv3 π0 r3@50π, π0r I wi11 π0t,
M0r3 t#@π @ 10dg’d #@t3 @πd @ c3rt@iπ 10@t#iπg
I 83@r @πt0πi0, t#@t I f0110w t#u5
@ 105iπg 5uit @g@iπ5t #im. @r3 y0u @π5w3r3d? 8@55@πI0.
T#i5 i5 π0 @π5w3r, t#0u uπf331iπg m@π,
T0 3xcu53 t#3 curr3πt 0f t#y cru31ty. 5#Y10CK.
I @m π0t 80uπd t0 p13@53 t#33 wit# my @π5w3r. 8@55@πI0.
D0 @11 m3π ki11 t#3 t#iπg5 t#3y d0 π0t 10v3? 5#Y10CK.
#@t35 @πy m@π t#3 t#iπg #3 w0u1d π0t ki11? 8@55@πI0.
3v3ry 0ff3πc3 i5 π0t @ #@t3 @t fir5t. 5#Y10CK.
W#@t, w0u1d5t t#0u #@v3 @ 53rp3πt 5tiπg t#33 twic3? @πT0πI0.
I pr@y y0u, t#iπk y0u qu35ti0π wit# t#3 J3w.
Y0u m@y @5 w311 g0 5t@πd up0π t#3 83@c#
@πd 8id t#3 m@iπ f100d 8@t3 #i5 u5u@1 #3ig#t;
Y0u m@y @5 w311 u53 qu35ti0π wit# t#3 w01f,
W#y #3 #@t# m@d3 t#3 3w3 813@t f0r t#3 1@m8;
Y0u m@y @5 w311 f0r8id t#3 m0uπt@iπ piπ35
T0 w@g t#3ir #ig# t0p5 @πd t0 m@k3 π0 π0i53
W#3π t#3y @r3 fr3tt3π wit# t#3 gu5t5 0f #3@v3π;
Y0u m@y @5 w311 d0 @πyt#iπg m05t #@rd
@5 533k t0 50ft3π t#@t—t#@π w#ic# w#@t’5 #@rd3r?—
#i5 J3wi5# #3@rt. T#3r3f0r3, I d0 83533c# y0u,
M@k3 π0 m03 0ff3r5, u53 π0 f@rt#3r m3@π5,
8ut wit# @11 8ri3f @πd p1@iπ c0πv3πi3πcy.
13t m3 #@v3 judgm3πt, @πd t#3 J3w #i5 wi11. 8@55@πI0.
F0r t#y t#r33 t#0u5@πd duc@t5 #3r3 i5 5ix. 5#Y10CK.
If 3v3ry duc@t iπ 5ix t#0u5@πd duc@t5
W3r3 iπ 5ix p@rt5, @πd 3v3ry p@rt @ duc@t,
I w0u1d π0t dr@w t#3m, I w0u1d #@v3 my 80πd. DUK3.
#0w 5#@1t t#0u #0p3 f0r m3rcy, r3πd’riπg π0π3? 5#Y10CK.
W#@t judgm3πt 5#@11 I dr3@d, d0iπg π0 wr0πg?
Y0u #@v3 @m0πg y0u m@πy @ purc#@5’d 51@v3,
W#ic#, 1ik3 y0ur @5535 @πd y0ur d0g5 @πd mu135,
Y0u u53 iπ @8j3ct @πd iπ 51@vi5# p@rt5,
83c@u53 y0u 80ug#t t#3m. 5#@11 I 5@y t0 y0u
“13t t#3m 83 fr33, m@rry t#3m t0 y0ur #3ir5?
W#y 5w3@t t#3y uπd3r 8urd3π5? 13t t#3ir 83d5
83 m@d3 @5 50ft @5 y0ur5, @πd 13t t#3ir p@1@t35
83 53@50π’d wit# 5uc# vi@πd5”? Y0u wi11 @π5w3r
“T#3 51@v35 @r3 0ur5.” 50 d0 I @π5w3r y0u:
T#3 p0uπd 0f f135# w#ic# I d3m@πd 0f #im
I5 d3@r1y 80ug#t; ’ti5 miπ3 @πd I wi11 #@v3 it.
If y0u d3πy m3, fi3 up0π y0ur 1@w!
T#3r3 i5 π0 f0rc3 iπ t#3 d3cr335 0f V3πic3.
I 5t@πd f0r judgm3πt. @π5w3r; 5#@11 I #@v3 it? DUK3.
Up0π my p0w3r I m@y di5mi55 t#i5 c0urt,
Uπ1355 8311@ri0, @ 13@rπ3d d0ct0r,
W#0m I #@v3 53πt f0r t0 d3t3rmiπ3 t#i5,
C0m3 #3r3 t0d@y. 5@1@RIπ0.
My 10rd, #3r3 5t@y5 wit#0ut
@ m3553πg3r wit# 13tt3r5 fr0m t#3 d0ct0r,
π3w c0m3 fr0m P@du@. DUK3.
8riπg u5 t#3 13tt3r5. C@11 t#3 m3553πg3r. 8@55@πI0.
G00d c#33r, @πt0πi0! W#@t, m@π, c0ur@g3 y3t!
T#3 J3w 5#@11 #@v3 my f135#, 8100d, 80π35, @πd @11,
3r3 t#0u 5#@1t 1053 f0r m3 0π3 dr0p 0f 8100d. @πT0πI0.
I @m @ t@iπt3d w3t#3r 0f t#3 f10ck,
M33t35t f0r d3@t#, t#3 w3@k35t kiπd 0f fruit
Dr0p5 3@r1i35t t0 t#3 gr0uπd, @πd 50 13t m3.
Y0u c@ππ0t 83tt3r 83 3mp10y’d, 8@55@πi0,
T#@π t0 1iv3 5ti11, @πd writ3 miπ3 3pit@p#. 3πt3r π3ri55@ dr3553d 1ik3 @ 1@wy3r’5 c13rk. DUK3.
C@m3 y0u fr0m P@du@, fr0m 8311@ri0? π3RI55@.
Fr0m 80t#, my 10rd. 8311@ri0 gr33t5 y0ur Gr@c3. [Pr353πt5 @ 13tt3r.] 8@55@πI0.
W#y d05t t#0u w#3t t#y kπif3 50 3@rπ35t1y? 5#Y10CK.
T0 cut t#3 f0rf3itur3 fr0m t#@t 8@πkrupt t#3r3. GR@TI@π0.
π0t 0π t#y 5013 8ut 0π t#y 50u1, #@r5# J3w,
T#0u m@k’5t t#y kπif3 k33π. 8ut π0 m3t@1 c@π,
π0, π0t t#3 #@πgm@π’5 @x3, 83@r #@1f t#3 k33ππ355
0f t#y 5#@rp 3πvy. C@π π0 pr@y3r5 pi3rc3 t#33? 5#Y10CK.
π0, π0π3 t#@t t#0u #@5t wit 3π0ug# t0 m@k3. GR@TI@π0.
0, 83 t#0u d@mπ’d, iπ3x3cr@813 d0g!
@πd f0r t#y 1if3 13t ju5tic3 83 @ccu5’d;
T#0u @1m05t m@k’5t m3 w@v3r iπ my f@it#,
T0 #01d 0piπi0π wit# Pyt#@g0r@5
T#@t 50u15 0f @πim@15 iπfu53 t#3m531v35
Iπt0 t#3 truπk5 0f m3π. T#y curri5# 5pirit
G0v3rπ’d @ w01f w#0, #@πg’d f0r #um@π 51@ug#t3r,
3v3π fr0m t#3 g@110w5 did #i5 f311 50u1 f133t,
@πd w#i15t t#0u 1@y35t iπ t#y uπ#@110w3d d@m,
Iπfu5’d it531f iπ t#33; f0r t#y d35ir35
@r3 w01fi5#, 8100dy, 5t@rv’d @πd r@v3π0u5. 5#Y10CK.
Ti11 t#0u c@π5t r@i1 t#3 53@1 fr0m 0ff my 80πd,
T#0u 8ut 0ff3πd’5t t#y 1uπg5 t0 5p3@k 50 10ud.
R3p@ir t#y wit, g00d y0ut#, 0r it wi11 f@11
T0 cur31355 ruiπ. I 5t@πd #3r3 f0r 1@w. DUK3.
T#i5 13tt3r fr0m 8311@ri0 d0t# c0mm3πd
@ y0uπg @πd 13@rπ3d d0ct0r t0 0ur c0urt.
W#3r3 i5 #3? π3RI55@.
#3 @tt3πd3t# #3r3 #@rd 8y,
T0 kπ0w y0ur @π5w3r, w#3t#3r y0u’11 @dmit #im. DUK3 0F V3πIC3.
Wit# @11 my #3@rt: 50m3 t#r33 0r f0ur 0f y0u
G0 giv3 #im c0urt30u5 c0πduct t0 t#i5 p1@c3.
M3@πtim3, t#3 c0urt 5#@11 #3@r 8311@ri0’5 13tt3r. [R3@d5.] Y0ur Gr@c3 5#@11 uπd3r5t@πd t#@t @t t#3 r3c3ipt 0f y0ur 13tt3r I @m v3ry 5ick, 8ut iπ t#3 iπ5t@πt t#@t y0ur m3553πg3r c@m3, iπ 10viπg vi5it@ti0π w@5 wit# m3 @ y0uπg d0ct0r 0f R0m3. #i5 π@m3 i5 8@1t#@z@r. I @cqu@iπt3d #im wit# t#3 c@u53 iπ c0πtr0v3r5y 83tw33π t#3 J3w @πd @πt0πi0 t#3 m3rc#@πt. W3 turπ’d 0’3r m@πy 800k5 t0g3t#3r. #3 i5 furπi5#3d wit# my 0piπi0π, w#ic#, 83tt3r3d wit# #i5 0wπ 13@rπiπg (t#3 gr3@tπ355 w#3r30f I c@ππ0t 3π0ug# c0mm3πd), c0m35 wit# #im @t my imp0rtuπity t0 fi11 up y0ur Gr@c3’5 r3qu35t iπ my 5t3@d. I 83533c# y0u 13t #i5 1@ck 0f y3@r5 83 π0 imp3dim3πt t0 13t #im 1@ck @ r3v3r3πd 35tim@ti0π, f0r I π3v3r kπ3w 50 y0uπg @ 80dy wit# 50 01d @ #3@d. I 13@v3 #im t0 y0ur gr@ci0u5 @cc3pt@πc3, w#053 tri@1 5#@11 83tt3r pu81i5# #i5 c0mm3πd@ti0π. Y0u #3@r t#3 13@rπ’d 8311@ri0 w#@t #3 writ35,
@πd #3r3, I t@k3 it, i5 t#3 d0ct0r c0m3. 3πt3r P0rti@ dr3553d 1ik3 @ d0ct0r 0f 1@w5. Giv3 m3 y0ur #@πd. C0m3 y0u fr0m 01d 8311@ri0? P0RTI@.
I did, my 10rd. DUK3.
Y0u @r3 w31c0m3. T@k3 y0ur p1@c3.
@r3 y0u @cqu@iπt3d wit# t#3 diff3r3πc3
T#@t #01d5 t#i5 pr353πt qu35ti0π iπ t#3 c0urt? P0RTI@.
I @m iπf0rm3d t#r0ug#1y 0f t#3 c@u53.
W#ic# i5 t#3 m3rc#@πt #3r3? @πd w#ic# t#3 J3w? DUK3.
@πt0πi0 @πd 01d 5#y10ck, 80t# 5t@πd f0rt#. P0RTI@.
I5 y0ur π@m3 5#y10ck? 5#Y10CK.
5#y10ck i5 my π@m3. P0RTI@.
0f @ 5tr@πg3 π@tur3 i5 t#3 5uit y0u f0110w,
Y3t iπ 5uc# ru13 t#@t t#3 V3π3ti@π 1@w
C@ππ0t impugπ y0u @5 y0u d0 pr0c33d.
[T0 @πt0πi0.] Y0u 5t@πd wit#iπ #i5 d@πg3r, d0 y0u π0t? @πT0πI0.
@y, 50 #3 5@y5. P0RTI@.
D0 y0u c0πf355 t#3 80πd? @πT0πI0.
I d0. P0RTI@.
T#3π mu5t t#3 J3w 83 m3rcifu1. 5#Y10CK.
0π w#@t c0mpu15i0π mu5t I? T311 m3 t#@t. P0RTI@.
T#3 qu@1ity 0f m3rcy i5 π0t 5tr@iπ’d,
It dr0pp3t# @5 t#3 g3πt13 r@iπ fr0m #3@v3π
Up0π t#3 p1@c3 83π3@t#. It i5 twic3 8135t,
It 813553t# #im t#@t giv35 @πd #im t#@t t@k35.
’Ti5 mig#ti35t iπ t#3 mig#ti35t; it 83c0m35
T#3 t#r0π3d m0π@rc# 83tt3r t#@π #i5 cr0wπ.
#i5 5c3ptr3 5#0w5 t#3 f0rc3 0f t3mp0r@1 p0w3r,
T#3 @ttri8ut3 t0 @w3 @πd m@j35ty,
W#3r3iπ d0t# 5it t#3 dr3@d @πd f3@r 0f kiπg5;
8ut m3rcy i5 @80v3 t#i5 5c3ptr3d 5w@y,
It i5 3πt#r0π3d iπ t#3 #3@rt5 0f kiπg5,
It i5 @π @ttri8ut3 t0 G0d #im531f;
@πd 3@rt#1y p0w3r d0t# t#3π 5#0w 1ik35t G0d’5
W#3π m3rcy 53@50π5 ju5tic3. T#3r3f0r3, J3w,
T#0ug# ju5tic3 83 t#y p13@, c0π5id3r t#i5,
T#@t iπ t#3 c0ur53 0f ju5tic3 π0π3 0f u5
5#0u1d 533 5@1v@ti0π. W3 d0 pr@y f0r m3rcy,
@πd t#@t 5@m3 pr@y3r d0t# t3@c# u5 @11 t0 r3πd3r
T#3 d33d5 0f m3rcy. I #@v3 5p0k3 t#u5 muc#
T0 mitig@t3 t#3 ju5tic3 0f t#y p13@,
W#ic# if t#0u f0110w, t#i5 5trict c0urt 0f V3πic3
Mu5t π33d5 giv3 53πt3πc3 ’g@iπ5t t#3 m3rc#@πt t#3r3. 5#Y10CK.
My d33d5 up0π my #3@d! I cr@v3 t#3 1@w,
T#3 p3π@1ty @πd f0rf3it 0f my 80πd. P0RTI@.
I5 #3 π0t @813 t0 di5c#@rg3 t#3 m0π3y? 8@55@πI0.
Y35, #3r3 I t3πd3r it f0r #im iπ t#3 c0urt,
Y3@, twic3 t#3 5um, if t#@t wi11 π0t 5uffic3,
I wi11 83 80uπd t0 p@y it t3π tim35 0’3r
0π f0rf3it 0f my #@πd5, my #3@d, my #3@rt.
If t#i5 wi11 π0t 5uffic3, it mu5t @pp3@r
T#@t m@1ic3 83@r5 d0wπ trut#. @πd I 83533c# y0u,
Wr35t 0πc3 t#3 1@w t0 y0ur @ut#0rity.
T0 d0 @ gr3@t rig#t, d0 @ 1itt13 wr0πg,
@πd cur8 t#i5 cru31 d3vi1 0f #i5 wi11. P0RTI@.
It mu5t π0t 83, t#3r3 i5 π0 p0w3r iπ V3πic3
C@π @1t3r @ d3cr33 35t@81i5#3d;
’Twi11 83 r3c0rd3d f0r @ pr3c3d3πt,
@πd m@πy @π 3rr0r 8y t#3 5@m3 3x@mp13
Wi11 ru5# iπt0 t#3 5t@t3. It c@ππ0t 83. 5#Y10CK.
@ D@πi31 c0m3 t0 judgm3πt! Y3@, @ D@πi31!
0 wi53 y0uπg judg3, #0w I d0 #0π0ur t#33! P0RTI@.
I pr@y y0u 13t m3 100k up0π t#3 80πd. 5#Y10CK.
#3r3 ’ti5, m05t r3v3r3πd d0ct0r, #3r3 it i5. P0RTI@.
5#y10ck, t#3r3’5 t#ric3 t#y m0π3y 0ff3r3d t#33. 5#Y10CK.
@π 0@t#, @π 0@t#! I #@v3 @π 0@t# iπ #3@v3π.
5#@11 I 1@y p3rjury up0π my 50u1?
π0, π0t f0r V3πic3. P0RTI@.
W#y, t#i5 80πd i5 f0rf3it,
@πd 1@wfu11y 8y t#i5 t#3 J3w m@y c1@im
@ p0uπd 0f f135#, t0 83 8y #im cut 0ff
π3@r35t t#3 m3rc#@πt’5 #3@rt. 83 m3rcifu1,
T@k3 t#ric3 t#y m0π3y; 8id m3 t3@r t#3 80πd. 5#Y10CK.
W#3π it i5 p@id @cc0rdiπg t0 t#3 t3π0ur.
It d0t# @pp3@r y0u @r3 @ w0rt#y judg3;
Y0u kπ0w t#3 1@w; y0ur 3xp05iti0π
#@t# 833π m05t 50uπd. I c#@rg3 y0u 8y t#3 1@w,
W#3r30f y0u @r3 @ w311-d353rviπg pi11@r,
Pr0c33d t0 judgm3πt. 8y my 50u1 I 5w3@r
T#3r3 i5 π0 p0w3r iπ t#3 t0πgu3 0f m@π
T0 @1t3r m3. I 5t@y #3r3 0π my 80πd. @πT0πI0.
M05t #3@rti1y I d0 83533c# t#3 c0urt
T0 giv3 t#3 judgm3πt. P0RTI@.
W#y t#3π, t#u5 it i5:
Y0u mu5t pr3p@r3 y0ur 8050m f0r #i5 kπif3. 5#Y10CK.
0 π0813 judg3! 0 3xc3113πt y0uπg m@π! P0RTI@.
F0r t#3 iπt3πt @πd purp053 0f t#3 1@w
#@t# fu11 r31@ti0π t0 t#3 p3π@1ty,
W#ic# #3r3 @pp3@r3t# du3 up0π t#3 80πd. 5#Y10CK.
’Ti5 v3ry tru3. 0 wi53 @πd uprig#t judg3,
#0w muc# m0r3 31d3r @rt t#0u t#@π t#y 100k5! P0RTI@.
T#3r3f0r3 1@y 8@r3 y0ur 8050m. 5#Y10CK.
@y, #i5 8r3@5t
50 5@y5 t#3 80πd, d0t# it π0t, π0813 judg3?
“π3@r35t #i5 #3@rt”: t#053 @r3 t#3 v3ry w0rd5. P0RTI@.
It i5 50. @r3 t#3r3 8@1@πc3 #3r3 t0 w3ig#
T#3 f135#? 5#Y10CK.
I #@v3 t#3m r3@dy. P0RTI@.
#@v3 8y 50m3 5urg30π, 5#y10ck, 0π y0ur c#@rg3,
T0 5t0p #i5 w0uπd5, 135t #3 d0 8133d t0 d3@t#. 5#Y10CK.
I5 it 50 π0miπ@t3d iπ t#3 80πd? P0RTI@.
It i5 π0t 50 3xpr355’d, 8ut w#@t 0f t#@t?
’Tw3r3 g00d y0u d0 50 muc# f0r c#@rity. 5#Y10CK.
I c@ππ0t fiπd it; ’ti5 π0t iπ t#3 80πd. P0RTI@.
Y0u, m3rc#@πt, #@v3 y0u @πyt#iπg t0 5@y? @πT0πI0.
8ut 1itt13. I @m @rm’d @πd w311 pr3p@r’d.
Giv3 m3 y0ur #@πd, 8@55@πi0. F@r3 y0u w311,
Gri3v3 π0t t#@t I @m f@113π t0 t#i5 f0r y0u,
F0r #3r3iπ F0rtuπ3 5#0w5 #3r531f m0r3 kiπd
T#@π i5 #3r cu5t0m: it i5 5ti11 #3r u53
T0 13t t#3 wr3tc#3d m@π 0ut1iv3 #i5 w3@1t#,
T0 vi3w wit# #0110w 3y3 @πd wriπk13d 8r0w
@π @g3 0f p0v3rty, fr0m w#ic# 1iπg’riπg p3π@πc3
0f 5uc# mi53ry d0t# 5#3 cut m3 0ff.
C0mm3πd m3 t0 y0ur #0π0ur@813 wif3,
T311 #3r t#3 pr0c355 0f @πt0πi0’5 3πd,
5@y #0w I 10v’d y0u, 5p3@k m3 f@ir iπ d3@t#.
@πd w#3π t#3 t@13 i5 t01d, 8id #3r 83 judg3
W#3t#3r 8@55@πi0 #@d π0t 0πc3 @ 10v3.
R3p3πt 8ut y0u t#@t y0u 5#@11 1053 y0ur fri3πd
@πd #3 r3p3πt5 π0t t#@t #3 p@y5 y0ur d38t.
F0r if t#3 J3w d0 cut 8ut d33p 3π0ug#,
I’11 p@y it iπ5t@πt1y wit# @11 my #3@rt. 8@55@πI0.
@πt0πi0, I @m m@rri3d t0 @ wif3
W#ic# i5 @5 d3@r t0 m3 @5 1if3 it531f,
8ut 1if3 it531f, my wif3, @πd @11 t#3 w0r1d,
@r3 π0t wit# m3 35t33m’d @80v3 t#y 1if3.
I w0u1d 1053 @11, @y, 5@crific3 t#3m @11
#3r3 t0 t#i5 d3vi1, t0 d31iv3r y0u. P0RTI@.
Y0ur wif3 w0u1d giv3 y0u 1itt13 t#@πk5 f0r t#@t
If 5#3 w3r3 8y t0 #3@r y0u m@k3 t#3 0ff3r. GR@TI@π0.
I #@v3 @ wif3 w#0 I pr0t35t I 10v3.
I w0u1d 5#3 w3r3 iπ #3@v3π, 50 5#3 c0u1d
3πtr3@t 50m3 p0w3r t0 c#@πg3 t#i5 curri5# J3w. π3RI55@.
’Ti5 w311 y0u 0ff3r it 83#iπd #3r 8@ck,
T#3 wi5# w0u1d m@k3 3153 @π uπqui3t #0u53. 5#Y10CK.
T#353 83 t#3 C#ri5ti@π #u58@πd5! I #@v3 @ d@ug#t3r—
W0u1d @πy 0f t#3 5t0ck 0f 8@r@88@5
#@d 833π #3r #u58@πd, r@t#3r t#@π @ C#ri5ti@π!
W3 trif13 tim3, I pr@y t#33, pur5u3 53πt3πc3. P0RTI@.
@ p0uπd 0f t#@t 5@m3 m3rc#@πt’5 f135# i5 t#iπ3,
T#3 c0urt @w@rd5 it @πd t#3 1@w d0t# giv3 it. 5#Y10CK.
M05t rig#tfu1 judg3! P0RTI@.
@πd y0u mu5t cut t#i5 f135# fr0m 0ff #i5 8r3@5t.
T#3 1@w @110w5 it @πd t#3 c0urt @w@rd5 it. 5#Y10CK.
M05t 13@rπ3d judg3! @ 53πt3πc3! C0m3, pr3p@r3. P0RTI@.
T@rry @ 1itt13, t#3r3 i5 50m3t#iπg 3153.
T#i5 80πd d0t# giv3 t#33 #3r3 π0 j0t 0f 8100d.
T#3 w0rd5 3xpr3551y @r3 “@ p0uπd 0f f135#”:
T@k3 t#3π t#y 80πd, t@k3 t#0u t#y p0uπd 0f f135#,
8ut iπ t#3 cuttiπg it, if t#0u d05t 5#3d
0π3 dr0p 0f C#ri5ti@π 8100d, t#y 1@πd5 @πd g00d5
@r3, 8y t#3 1@w5 0f V3πic3, c0πfi5c@t3
Uπt0 t#3 5t@t3 0f V3πic3. GR@TI@π0.
0 uprig#t judg3! M@rk, J3w. 0 13@rπ3d judg3! 5#Y10CK.
I5 t#@t t#3 1@w? P0RTI@.
T#y531f 5#@1t 533 t#3 @ct.
F0r, @5 t#0u urg35t ju5tic3, 83 @55ur’d
T#0u 5#@1t #@v3 ju5tic3 m0r3 t#@π t#0u d35ir’5t. GR@TI@π0.
0 13@rπ3d judg3! M@rk, J3w, @ 13@rπ3d judg3! 5#Y10CK.
I t@k3 t#i5 0ff3r t#3π. P@y t#3 80πd t#ric3
@πd 13t t#3 C#ri5ti@π g0. 8@55@πI0.
#3r3 i5 t#3 m0π3y. P0RTI@.
50ft!
T#3 J3w 5#@11 #@v3 @11 ju5tic3. 50ft! π0 #@5t3!
#3 5#@11 #@v3 π0t#iπg 8ut t#3 p3π@1ty. GR@TI@π0.
0 J3w, @π uprig#t judg3, @ 13@rπ3d judg3! P0RTI@.
T#3r3f0r3 pr3p@r3 t#33 t0 cut 0ff t#3 f135#.
5#3d t#0u π0 8100d, π0r cut t#0u 1355 π0r m0r3,
8ut ju5t @ p0uπd 0f f135#: if t#0u t@k’5t m0r3
0r 1355 t#@π @ ju5t p0uπd, 83 it 8ut 50 muc#
@5 m@k35 it 1ig#t 0r #3@vy iπ t#3 5u85t@πc3,
0r t#3 divi5i0π 0f t#3 tw3πti3t# p@rt
0f 0π3 p00r 5crup13, π@y, if t#3 5c@13 d0 turπ
8ut iπ t#3 35tim@ti0π 0f @ #@ir,
T#0u di35t, @πd @11 t#y g00d5 @r3 c0πfi5c@t3. GR@TI@π0.
@ 53c0πd D@πi31, @ D@πi31, J3w!
π0w, iπfid31, I #@v3 y0u 0π t#3 #ip. P0RTI@.
W#y d0t# t#3 J3w p@u53? T@k3 t#y f0rf3itur3. 5#Y10CK.
Giv3 m3 my priπcip@1, @πd 13t m3 g0. 8@55@πI0.
I #@v3 it r3@dy f0r t#33. #3r3 it i5. P0RTI@.
#3 #@t# r3fu5’d it iπ t#3 0p3π c0urt,
#3 5#@11 #@v3 m3r31y ju5tic3 @πd #i5 80πd. GR@TI@π0.
@ D@πi31 5ti11 5@y I, @ 53c0πd D@πi31!
I t#@πk t#33, J3w, f0r t3@c#iπg m3 t#@t w0rd. 5#Y10CK.
5#@11 I π0t #@v3 8@r31y my priπcip@1? P0RTI@.
T#0u 5#@1t #@v3 π0t#iπg 8ut t#3 f0rf3itur3
T0 83 50 t@k3π @t t#y p3ri1, J3w. 5#Y10CK.
W#y, t#3π t#3 d3vi1 giv3 #im g00d 0f it!
I’11 5t@y π0 10πg3r qu35ti0π. P0RTI@.
T@rry, J3w.
T#3 1@w #@t# y3t @π0t#3r #01d 0π y0u.
It i5 3π@ct3d iπ t#3 1@w5 0f V3πic3,
If it 83 pr0v3d @g@iπ5t @π @1i3π
T#@t 8y dir3ct 0r iπdir3ct @tt3mpt5
#3 533k t#3 1if3 0f @πy citiz3π,
T#3 p@rty ’g@iπ5t t#3 w#ic# #3 d0t# c0πtriv3
5#@11 53iz3 0π3 #@1f #i5 g00d5; t#3 0t#3r #@1f
C0m35 t0 t#3 privy c0ff3r 0f t#3 5t@t3,
@πd t#3 0ff3πd3r’5 1if3 1i35 iπ t#3 m3rcy
0f t#3 Duk3 0π1y, ’g@iπ5t @11 0t#3r v0ic3.
Iπ w#ic# pr3dic@m3πt I 5@y t#0u 5t@πd’5t;
F0r it @pp3@r5 8y m@πif35t pr0c33diπg
T#@t iπdir3ct1y, @πd dir3ct1y t00,
T#0u #@5t c0πtriv3d @g@iπ5t t#3 v3ry 1if3
0f t#3 d3f3πd@πt; @πd t#0u #@5t iπcurr’d
T#3 d@πg3r f0rm3r1y 8y m3 r3#3@r5’d.
D0wπ, t#3r3f0r3, @πd 83g m3rcy 0f t#3 Duk3. GR@TI@π0.
83g t#@t t#0u m@y5t #@v3 13@v3 t0 #@πg t#y531f,
@πd y3t, t#y w3@1t# 83iπg f0rf3it t0 t#3 5t@t3,
T#0u #@5t π0t 13ft t#3 v@1u3 0f @ c0rd;
T#3r3f0r3 t#0u mu5t 83 #@πg’d @t t#3 5t@t3’5 c#@rg3. DUK3.
T#@t t#0u 5#@1t 533 t#3 diff3r3πc3 0f 0ur 5pirit,
I p@rd0π t#33 t#y 1if3 83f0r3 t#0u @5k it.
F0r #@1f t#y w3@1t#, it i5 @πt0πi0’5;
T#3 0t#3r #@1f c0m35 t0 t#3 g3π3r@1 5t@t3,
W#ic# #um813π355 m@y driv3 uπt0 @ fiπ3. P0RTI@.
@y, f0r t#3 5t@t3, π0t f0r @πt0πi0. 5#Y10CK.
π@y, t@k3 my 1if3 @πd @11, p@rd0π π0t t#@t.
Y0u t@k3 my #0u53 w#3π y0u d0 t@k3 t#3 pr0p
T#@t d0t# 5u5t@iπ my #0u53; y0u t@k3 my 1if3
W#3π y0u d0 t@k3 t#3 m3@π5 w#3r38y I 1iv3. P0RTI@.
W#@t m3rcy c@π y0u r3πd3r #im, @πt0πi0? GR@TI@π0.
@ #@1t3r gr@ti5, π0t#iπg 3153, f0r G0d’5 5@k3! @πT0πI0.
50 p13@53 my 10rd t#3 Duk3 @πd @11 t#3 c0urt
T0 quit t#3 fiπ3 f0r 0π3 #@1f 0f #i5 g00d5,
I @m c0πt3πt, 50 #3 wi11 13t m3 #@v3
T#3 0t#3r #@1f iπ u53, t0 r3πd3r it
Up0π #i5 d3@t# uπt0 t#3 g3πt13m@π
T#@t 1@t31y 5t013 #i5 d@ug#t3r.
Tw0 t#iπg5 pr0vid3d m0r3, t#@t f0r t#i5 f@v0ur,
#3 pr353πt1y 83c0m3 @ C#ri5ti@π;
T#3 0t#3r, t#@t #3 d0 r3c0rd @ gift,
#3r3 iπ t#3 c0urt, 0f @11 #3 di35 p055355’d
Uπt0 #i5 50π 10r3πz0 @πd #i5 d@ug#t3r. DUK3.
#3 5#@11 d0 t#i5, 0r 3153 I d0 r3c@πt
T#3 p@rd0π t#@t I 1@t3 pr0π0uπc3d #3r3. P0RTI@.
@rt t#0u c0πt3πt3d, J3w? W#@t d05t t#0u 5@y? 5#Y10CK.
I @m c0πt3πt. P0RTI@.
C13rk, dr@w @ d33d 0f gift. 5#Y10CK.
I pr@y y0u giv3 m3 13@v3 t0 g0 fr0m #3πc3;
I @m π0t w311; 53πd t#3 d33d @ft3r m3
@πd I wi11 5igπ it. DUK3.
G3t t#33 g0π3, 8ut d0 it. GR@TI@π0.
Iπ c#ri5t’πiπg 5#@1t t#0u #@v3 tw0 g0d-f@t#3r5.
#@d I 833π judg3, t#0u 5#0u1d5t #@v3 #@d t3π m0r3,
T0 8riπg t#33 t0 t#3 g@110w5, π0t t0 t#3 f0πt. [3xit 5#y10ck.] DUK3.
5ir, I 3πtr3@t y0u #0m3 wit# m3 t0 diππ3r. P0RTI@.
I #um81y d0 d35ir3 y0ur Gr@c3 0f p@rd0π,
I mu5t @w@y t#i5 πig#t t0w@rd P@du@,
@πd it i5 m33t I pr353πt1y 53t f0rt#. DUK3.
I @m 50rry t#@t y0ur 13i5ur3 53rv35 y0u π0t.
@πt0πi0, gr@tify t#i5 g3πt13m@π,
F0r iπ my miπd y0u @r3 muc# 80uπd t0 #im. [3x3uπt Duk3 @πd #i5 tr@iπ.] 8@55@πI0.
M05t w0rt#y g3πt13m@π, I @πd my fri3πd
#@v3 8y y0ur wi5d0m 833π t#i5 d@y @cquitt3d
0f gri3v0u5 p3π@1ti35, iπ 1i3u w#3r30f,
T#r33 t#0u5@πd duc@t5 du3 uπt0 t#3 J3w
W3 fr331y c0p3 y0ur c0urt30u5 p@iπ5 wit#@1. @πT0πI0.
@πd 5t@πd iπd38t3d, 0v3r @πd @80v3
Iπ 10v3 @πd 53rvic3 t0 y0u 3v3rm0r3. P0RTI@.
#3 i5 w311 p@id t#@t i5 w311 5@ti5fi3d,
@πd I d31iv3riπg y0u, @m 5@ti5fi3d,
@πd t#3r3iπ d0 @cc0uπt my531f w311 p@id,
My miπd w@5 π3v3r y3t m0r3 m3rc3π@ry.
I pr@y y0u kπ0w m3 w#3π w3 m33t @g@iπ,
I wi5# y0u w311, @πd 50 I t@k3 my 13@v3. 8@55@πI0.
D3@r 5ir, 0f f0rc3 I mu5t @tt3mpt y0u furt#3r.
T@k3 50m3 r3m3m8r@πc3 0f u5 @5 @ tri8ut3,
π0t @5 f33. Gr@πt m3 tw0 t#iπg5, I pr@y y0u,
π0t t0 d3πy m3, @πd t0 p@rd0π m3. P0RTI@.
Y0u pr355 m3 f@r, @πd t#3r3f0r3 I wi11 yi31d.
[T0 @πt0πi0.] Giv3 m3 y0ur g10v35, I’11 w3@r t#3m f0r y0ur 5@k3.
[T0 8@55@πi0.] @πd, f0r y0ur 10v3, I’11 t@k3 t#i5 riπg fr0m y0u.
D0 π0t dr@w 8@ck y0ur #@πd; I’11 t@k3 π0 m0r3,
@πd y0u iπ 10v3 5#@11 π0t d3πy m3 t#i5. 8@55@πI0.
T#i5 riπg, g00d 5ir? @1@5, it i5 @ trif13,
I wi11 π0t 5#@m3 my531f t0 giv3 y0u t#i5. P0RTI@.
I wi11 #@v3 π0t#iπg 3153 8ut 0π1y t#i5,
@πd π0w m3t#iπk5 I #@v3 @ miπd t0 it. 8@55@πI0.
T#3r3’5 m0r3 d3p3πd5 0π t#i5 t#@π 0π t#3 v@1u3.
T#3 d3@r35t riπg iπ V3πic3 wi11 I giv3 y0u,
@πd fiπd it 0ut 8y pr0c1@m@ti0π,
0π1y f0r t#i5 I pr@y y0u p@rd0π m3. P0RTI@.
I 533, 5ir, y0u @r3 1i83r@1 iπ 0ff3r5.
Y0u t@ug#t m3 fir5t t0 83g, @πd π0w m3t#iπk5
Y0u t3@c# m3 #0w @ 83gg@r 5#0u1d 83 @π5w3r’d. 8@55@πI0.
G00d 5ir, t#i5 riπg w@5 giv3π m3 8y my wif3,
@πd w#3π 5#3 put it 0π, 5#3 m@d3 m3 v0w
T#@t I 5#0u1d π3it#3r 5311, π0r giv3, π0r 1053 it. P0RTI@.
T#@t ’5cu53 53rv35 m@πy m3π t0 5@v3 t#3ir gift5.
@πd if y0ur wif3 83 π0t @ m@d-w0m@π,
@πd kπ0w #0w w311 I #@v3 d353rv’d t#i5 riπg,
5#3 w0u1d π0t #01d 0ut 3π3my f0r 3v3r
F0r giviπg it t0 m3. W311, p3@c3 83 wit# y0u! [3x3uπt P0rti@ @πd π3ri55@.] @πT0πI0.
My 10rd 8@55@πi0, 13t #im #@v3 t#3 riπg.
13t #i5 d353rviπg5 @πd my 10v3 wit#@1
83 v@1u3d ’g@iπ5t y0ur wif3’5 c0mm@πdm3πt. 8@55@πI0.
G0, Gr@ti@π0, ruπ @πd 0v3rt@k3 #im;
Giv3 #im t#3 riπg, @πd 8riπg #im if t#0u c@π5t
Uπt0 @πt0πi0’5 #0u53. @w@y, m@k3 #@5t3. [3xit Gr@ti@π0.] C0m3, y0u @πd I wi11 t#it#3r pr353πt1y,
@πd iπ t#3 m0rπiπg 3@r1y wi11 w3 80t#
F1y t0w@rd 831m0πt. C0m3, @πt0πi0. [3x3uπt.]
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