DUKE VINCENTIO: Very well met, and well come. 
What is the news from this good deputy?
ISABELLA: He hath a garden circummured with brick,
Whose western side is with a vineyard back'd;
And to that vineyard is a planched gate,
That makes his opening with this bigger key: 
This other doth command a little door
Which from the vineyard to the garden leads;
There have I made my promise
Upon the heavy middle of the night
To call upon him. 
DUKE VINCENTIO: But shall you on your knowledge find this way?
ISABELLA: I have ta'en a due and wary note upon't:
With whispering and most guilty diligence,
In action all of precept, he did show me
The way twice o'er. 
DUKE VINCENTIO: Are there no other tokens
Between you 'greed concerning her observance?
ISABELLA: No, none, but only a repair i' the dark;
And that I have possess'd him my most stay
Can be but brief; for I have made him know 
I have a servant comes with me along,
That stays upon me, whose persuasion is
I come about my brother.
DUKE VINCENTIO: 'Tis well borne up.
I have not yet made known to Mariana 
A word of this. What, ho! within! come forth!
I pray you, be acquainted with this maid;
She comes to do you good.
ISABELLA: I do desire the like.
DUKE VINCENTIO: Do you persuade yourself that I respect you? 
MARIANA: Good friar, I know you do, and have found it.
DUKE VINCENTIO: Take, then, this your companion by the hand,
Who hath a story ready for your ear.
I shall attend your leisure: but make haste;
The vaporous night approaches. 
MARIANA: Will't please you walk aside?
[Exeunt MARIANA and ISABELLA]
DUKE VINCENTIO: O place and greatness! millions of false eyes
Are stuck upon thee: volumes of report
Run with these false and most contrarious quests
Upon thy doings: thousand escapes of wit 
Make thee the father of their idle dreams
And rack thee in their fancies.
[Re-enter MARIANA and ISABELLA]
Welcome, how agreed?
ISABELLA: She'll take the enterprise upon her, father,
If you advise it.