"Good Counselors Lack No Clients"

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Last Updated on May 7, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 116

Context: Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, leaves the city on short notice and turns over his office to his deputy, Angelo. Angelo loses no time in enforcing "strict statutes and most biting laws" that have been ignored for fourteen years by the loose and bawdy element in the city. Angelo proclaims that all houses of ill-repute in the suburbs of Vienna are to be pulled down. Mistress Overdone, who owns one of the brothels, questions Pompey, her servant, when he tells her the news.

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MISTRESS OVERDONE
Why here's a change indeed in the commonwealth. What shall become of me?
POMPEY
Come, fear not you. Good counsellors lack no clients; though you
change your place, you need not change your trade. . . .

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