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Much adoe about Nothing. Prin.

Indeed that tels a heauy tale for him: conclude,

he is in loue.

Clau.

Nay, but I know who loues him.

Prince.
[1230]

That would I know too, I warrant one that

knowes him not.

Cla.

Yes, and his ill conditions, and in despight of all,

dies for him.

Prin.

Shee shall be buried with her face vpwards.

Bene.
[1235]

Yet is this no charme for the tooth‑ake, old sig­

nior, walke aside with mee, I haue studied eight or nine

wise words to speake to you, which these hobby‑horses

must not heare.

Prin.

For my life to breake with him about Beatrice.

Clau.
[1240]

'Tis euen so, Hero and Margaret haue by this

played their parts with Beatrice, and then the two Beares

will not bite one another when they meete.

Enter Iohn the Bastard. Bast.

My Lord and brother, God saue you.

Prin.

Good den brother.

Bast.
[1245]

If your leisure seru'd, I would speake with you.

Prince.

In priuate ?

Bast.

If it please you, yet Count Claudio may heare,

for what I would speake of, concernes him.

Prin.

What's the matter?

Basta.
[1250]

Meanes your Lordship to be married to mor­

row?

Prin.

You know he does.

Bast.

I know not that when he knowes what I know.

Clau.

If there be any impediment, I pray you disco­

[1255]

uer it.

Bast.

You may thinke I loue you not, let that appeare

hereafter, and ayme better at me by that I now will ma­

nifest, for my brother (I thinke, he holds you well, and in

dearenesse of heart) hath holpe to effect your ensuing

[1260]

marriage: surely sute ill spent, and labour ill bestowed.

Prin.

Why, what's the matter?

Bastard.

I came hither to tell you, and circumstances

shortned, (for she hath beene too long a talking of) the

Lady is disloyall.

Clau.
[1265]

Who Hero?

Bast.

Euen shee, Leonatoes Hero, your Hero, euery

mans Hero.

Clau.

Disloyall?

Bast.

The word is too good to paint out her wicked­

[1270]

nesse, I could say she were worse, thinke you of a worse

title, and I will fit her to it: wonder not till further war­

rant: goe but with mee to night, you shal see her cham­

ber window entred, euen the night before her wedding

day, if you loue her, then to morrow wed her: But it

[1275]

would better fit your honour to change your minde.

Claud.

May this be so?

Princ.

I will not thinke it.

Bast.

If you dare not trust that you see, confesse not

that you know: if you will follow mee, I will shew you

[1280]

enough, and when you haue seene more, & heard more,

proceed accordingly.

Clau.

If I see any thing to night, why I should not

marry her to morrow in the congregation, where I shold

wedde, there will I shame her.

Prin.
[1285]

And as I wooed for thee to obtaine her, I will

ioyne with thee to disgrace her.

Bast.

I will disparage her no farther, till you are my

witnesses, beare it coldly but till night, and let the issue

shew it selfe.

Prin.
[1290]

O day vntowardly turned!

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Claud.

O mischiefe strangelie thwarting!

Bastard.

O plague right well preuented! so will you

say, when you haue seene the sequele.

Exit.
[Act 3, Scene 3] Enter Dogbery and his compartner with the watch. Dog.

Are you good men and true?

Verg.
[1295]

Yea, or else it were pitty but they should suffer

saluation body and soule.

Dogb.

Nay, that were a punishment too good for

them, if they should haue any allegiance in them, being

chosen for the Princes watch.

Verges.
[1300]

Well, giue them their charge, neighbor

Dogbery.

Dog.

First, who thinke you the most desartlesse man

to be Constable?

Watch. 1.

Hugh Ote‑cake sir, or George Sea‑coale, for

[1305]

they can write and reade.

Dogb.

Come hither neighbour Sea‑coale, God hath

blest you with a good name: to be a wel‑fauoured man,

is the gift of Fortune, but to write and reade, comes by

Nature.

Watch 2.
[1310]

Both which Master Constable

Dogb.

You haue: I knew it would be your answere:

well, for your fauour sir, why giue God thankes, & make

no boast of it, and for your writing and reading, let that

appeare when there is no need of such vanity, you are

[1315]

thought heere to be the most senslesse and fit man for the

Constable of the watch: therefore beare you the lan­

thorne: this is your charge: You shall comprehend all

vagrom men, you are to bid any man stand in the Prin­

ces name.

Watch 2.
[1320]

How if a will not stand?

Dogb.

Why then take no note of him, but let him go,

and presently call the rest of the Watch together, and

thanke God you are ridde of a knaue.

Verges.

If he will not stand when he is bidden, hee is

[1325]

none of the Princes subiects.

Dogb.

True, and they are to meddle with none but

the Princes subiects: you shall also make no noise in the

streetes: for, for the Watch to babble and talke, is most

tollerable, and not to be indured.

Watch.
[1330]

We will rather sleepe than talke, wee know

what belongs to a Watch.

Dog.

Why you speake like an ancient and most quiet

watchman, for I cannot see how sleeping should offend:

only haue a care that your bills be not stolne: well, you

[1335]

are to call at all the Alehouses, and bid them that are

drunke get them to bed.

Watch.

How if they will not?

Dogb.

Why then let them alone till they are sober, if

they make you not then the better answere, you may say,

[1340]

they are not the men you tooke them for.

Watch.

Well sir.

Dogb.

If you meet a theefe, you may suspect him, by

vertue of your office, to be no true man: and for such

kinde of men, the lesse you meddle or make with them,

[1345]

why the more is for your honesty.

Watch.

If wee know him to be a thiefe, shall wee not

lay hands on him.

Dogb.

Truly by your office you may, but I think they

that touch pitch will be defil'd: the most peaceable way

[1350]

for you, if you doe take a theefe, is, to let him shew him­

selfe what he is, and steale out of your company.

Ver.

You haue bin alwaies cal'd a merciful man partner.

Dog.

Truely I would not hang a dog by my will, much

more a man who hath anie honestie in him.

K2 Verges.

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[Act 3, Scene 3] Enter Dogbery and his compartner with the watch. Dog.

Are you good men and true?

Verg.
[1295]

Yea, or else it were pitty but they should suffer

saluation body and soule.

Dogb.

Nay, that were a punishment too good for

them, if they should haue any allegiance in them, being

chosen for the Princes watch.

Verges.
[1300]

Well, giue them their charge, neighbor

Dogbery.

Dog.

First, who thinke you the most desartlesse man

to be Constable?

Watch. 1.

Hugh Ote‑cake sir, or George Sea‑coale, for

[1305]

they can write and reade.

Dogb.

Come hither neighbour Sea‑coale, God hath

blest you with a good name: to be a wel‑fauoured man,

is the gift of Fortune, but to write and reade, comes by

Nature.

Watch 2.
[1310]

Both which Master Constable

Dogb.

You haue: I knew it would be your answere:

well, for your fauour sir, why giue God thankes, & make

no boast of it, and for your writing and reading, let that

appeare when there is no need of such vanity, you are

[1315]

thought heere to be the most senslesse and fit man for the

Constable of the watch: therefore beare you the lan­

thorne: this is your charge: You shall comprehend all

vagrom men, you are to bid any man stand in the Prin­

ces name.

Watch 2.
[1320]

How if a will not stand?

Dogb.

Why then take no note of him, but let him go,

and presently call the rest of the Watch together, and

thanke God you are ridde of a knaue.

Verges.

If he will not stand when he is bidden, hee is

[1325]

none of the Princes subiects.

Dogb.

True, and they are to meddle with none but

the Princes subiects: you shall also make no noise in the

streetes: for, for the Watch to babble and talke, is most

tollerable, and not to be indured.

Watch.
[1330]

We will rather sleepe than talke, wee know

what belongs to a Watch.

Dog.

Why you speake like an ancient and most quiet

watchman, for I cannot see how sleeping should offend:

only haue a care that your bills be not stolne: well, you

[1335]

are to call at all the Alehouses, and bid them that are

drunke get them to bed.

Watch.

How if they will not?

Dogb.

Why then let them alone till they are sober, if

they make you not then the better answere, you may say,

[1340]

they are not the men you tooke them for.

Watch.

Well sir.

Dogb.

If you meet a theefe, you may suspect him, by

vertue of your office, to be no true man: and for such

kinde of men, the lesse you meddle or make with them,

[1345]

why the more is for your honesty.

Watch.

If wee know him to be a thiefe, shall wee not

lay hands on him.

Dogb.

Truly by your office you may, but I think they

that touch pitch will be defil'd: the most peaceable way

[1350]

for you, if you doe take a theefe, is, to let him shew him­

selfe what he is, and steale out of your company.

Ver.

You haue bin alwaies cal'd a merciful man partner.

Dog.

Truely I would not hang a dog by my will, much

more a man who hath anie honestie in him.

Verges.
[1355]

If you heare a child crie in the night you must

call to the nurse, and bid her still it.

Watch.

How if the nurse be asleepe and will not

heare vs?

Dog.

Why then depart in peace, and let the childe

[1360]

wake her with crying, for the ewe that will not heare

her Lambe when it baes, will neuer answere a calfe when

he bleates.

Verges.

'Tis verie true.

Dog.

This is the end of the charge: you constable

[1365]

are to present the Princes owne person, if you meete the

Prince in the night, you may staie him.

Verges.

Nay birladie that I thinke a cannot.

Dog.

Fiue shillings to one on't with anie man that

knowes the Statutes, he may staie him, marrie not with­

[1370]

out the prince be willing, for indeed the watch ought to

offend no man, and it is an offence to stay a man against

his will.

Verges.

Birladie I thinke it be so.

Dog.

Ha, ah ha, well masters good night, and there be

[1375]

anie matter of weight chances, call vp me, keepe your

fellowes counsailes, and your owne, and good night,

come neighbor.

Watch.

Well masters, we heare our charge, let vs go

sit here vpon the Church bench till two, and then all to

[1380]

bed.

Dog.

One word more, honest neighbors. I pray you

watch about signior Leonatoes doore, for the wedding be­

ing there to morrow, there is a great coyle to night,

adiew, be vigitant I beseech you.

Exeunt. Enter Borachio and Conrade. Bor.
[1385]

What, Conrade?

Watch.

Peace, stir not.

Bor.

Conrade I say.

Con.

Here man, I am at thy elbow.

Bor.

Mas and my elbow itcht, I thought there would

[1390]

a scabbe follow.

Con.

I will owe thee an answere for that, and now

forward with thy tale.

Bor.

Stand thee close then vnder this penthouse, for it

drissels raine, and I will, like a true drunkard, vtter all to

[1395]

thee.

Watch.

Some treason masters, yet stand close.

Bor.

Therefore know, I haue earned of Don Iohn a

thousand Ducates.

Con.

Is it possible that anie villanie should be so deare?

Bor.
[1400]

Thou should'st rather aske if it were possible a­

nie villanie should be so rich ? for when rich villains haue

neede of poore ones, poore ones may make what price

they will.

Con.

I wonder at it.

Bor.
[1405]

That shewes thou art vnconfirm'd, thou knowest

that the fashion of a doublet, or a hat, or a cloake, is no­

thing to a man.

Con.

Yes, it is apparel.

Bor.

I meane the fashion.

Con.
[1410]

Yes the fashion is the fashion.

Bor.

Tush, I may as well say the foole's the foole, but

seest thou not what a deformed theefe this fashion is?

Watch.

I know that deformed, a has bin a vile theefe,

this vii. yeares, a goes vp and downe like a gentle man:

[1415]

I remember his name.

Bor.

Did'st thou not heare some bodie?

Con.

No, 'twas the vaine on the house.

Bor.

Seest thou not (I say) what a deformed thiefe

this fashion is, how giddily a turnes about all the Hot­

[1420]

blouds, betweene foureteene & fiue & thirtie, sometimes

fashioning them like Pharaoes souldiours in the rechie

painting, sometime like god Bels priests in the old

Church window, sometime like the shauen Hercules in

the smircht worm‑eaten tapestrie, where his cod‑peece

[1425]

seemes as massie as his club.

Con.

All this I see, and see that the fashion weares out

more apparrell then the man; but art not thou thy selfe

giddie with the fashion too that thou hast shifted out of

thy tale into telling me of the fashion?

Bor.
[1430]

Not so neither, but know that I haue to night

wooed Margaret the Lady Heroes gentle‑woman, by the

name of Hero, she leanes me out at her mistris chamber‑

vvindow window , bids me a thousand times good night: I tell

this tale vildly. I should first tell thee how the Prince

[1435]

Claudio and my Master planted, and placed, and possessed

by my Master Don Iohn, saw a far off in the Orchard this

amiable incounter.

Con.

And thought thy Margaret A line of ink runs through part of this word. was Hero?

Bor.

Two of them did, the Prince and Claudio, but the

[1440]

diuell my Master knew she was Margaret and partly by

his oathes, which first possest them, partly by the darke

night which did deceiue them, but chiefely, by my villa­

nie, which did confirme any slander that Don Iohn had

made, away vvent went Claudio enraged, swore hee vvould would

[1445]

meete her as he was apointed next morning at the Tem­

ple, and there, before the whole congregation shame her

with vvhat what he saw o're night, and send her home againe

vvithout without a husba nd.

Watch. 1.

We charge you in the Princes name stand.

Watch. 2.
[1450]

Call vp the right master Constable, vve we haue

here recouered the most dangerous peece of lechery, that

euer vvas was knowne in the Common‑wealth.

Watch. 1.

And one Deformed is one of them, I know

him, a vveares weares a locke.

Conr.
[1455]

Masters, masters.

Watch. 2.

Youle be made bring deformed forth I war­

rant you,

Conr.

Masters, neuer speake, vve we charge you, let vs o­

bey you to goe vvith with vs.

Bor.
[1460]

We are like to proue a goodly commoditie, be­

ing taken vp of these mens bils.

Conr.

A commoditie in question I warrant you, come

vveele weele obey you.

Exeunt.
 

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   <sp who="#F-ado-ver">
      <speaker rend="italic">Verges.</speaker>
      <p n="1373">Birladie I thinke it be so.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-dog">
      <speaker rend="italic">Dog.</speaker>
      <p n="1374">Ha, ah ha, well masters good night, and there be
      <lb n="1375"/>anie matter of weight chances, call vp me, keepe your
      <lb n="1376"/>fellowes counsailes, and your owne, and good night,
      <lb n="1377"/>come neighbor.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-wat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Watch.</speaker>
      <p n="1378">Well masters, we heare our charge, let vs go
      <lb n="1379"/>sit here vpon the Church bench till two, and then all to
      <lb n="1380"/>bed.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-dog">
      <speaker rend="italic">Dog.</speaker>
      <p n="1381">One word more, honest neighbors. I pray you
      <lb n="1382"/>watch about signior<hi rend="italic">Leonatoes</hi>doore, for the wedding be­
      <lb n="1383"/>ing there to morrow, there is a great coyle to night,
      <lb n="1384"/>adiew, be vigitant I beseech you.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt.</stage>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Borachio and Conrade.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1385">What,<hi rend="italic">Conrade</hi>?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-wat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Watch.</speaker>
      <p n="1386">Peace, stir not.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1387">
         <hi rend="italic">Conrade</hi>I say.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-con">
      <speaker rend="italic">Con.</speaker>
      <p n="1388">Here man, I am at thy elbow.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1389">Mas and my elbow itcht, I thought there would
      <lb n="1390"/>a scabbe follow.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-con">
      <speaker rend="italic">Con.</speaker>
      <p n="1391">I will owe thee an answere for that, and now
      <lb n="1392"/>forward with thy tale.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1393">Stand thee close then vnder this penthouse, for it
      <lb n="1394"/>drissels raine, and I will, like a true drunkard, vtter all to
      <lb n="1395"/>thee.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-wat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Watch.</speaker>
      <p n="1396">Some treason masters, yet stand close.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1397">Therefore know, I haue earned of<hi rend="italic">Don Iohn</hi>a
      <lb n="1398"/>thousand Ducates.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-con">
      <speaker rend="italic">Con.</speaker>
      <p n="1399">Is it possible that anie villanie should be so deare?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1400">Thou should'st rather aske if it were possible a­
      <lb n="1401"/>nie villanie should be so rich<c rend="italic">?</c>for when rich villains haue
      <lb n="1402"/>neede of poore ones, poore ones may make what price
      <lb n="1403"/>they will.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-con">
      <speaker rend="italic">Con.</speaker>
      <p n="1404">I wonder at it.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1405">That shewes thou art vnconfirm'd, thou knowest
      <lb n="1406"/>that the fashion of a doublet, or a hat, or a cloake, is no­
      <lb n="1407"/>thing to a man.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-con">
      <speaker rend="italic">Con.</speaker>
      <p n="1408">Yes, it is apparel.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1409">I meane the fashion.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-con">
      <speaker rend="italic">Con.</speaker>
      <p n="1410">Yes the fashion is the fashion.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1411">Tush, I may as well say the foole's the foole, but
      <lb n="1412"/>seest thou not what a deformed theefe this fashion is?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-wat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Watch.</speaker>
      <p n="1413">I know that deformed, a has bin a vile theefe,
      <lb n="1414"/>this vii. yeares, a goes vp and downe like a gentle man:
      <lb n="1415"/>I remember his name.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1416">Did'st thou not heare some bodie?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-con">
      <speaker rend="italic">Con.</speaker>
      <p n="1417">No, 'twas the vaine on the house.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1418">Seest thou not (I say) what a deformed thiefe
      <lb n="1419"/>this fashion is, how giddily a turnes about all the Hot­<cb n="2"/>
         
      <lb n="1420"/>blouds, betweene foureteene &amp; fiue &amp; thirtie, sometimes
      <lb n="1421"/>fashioning them like<hi rend="italic">Pharaoes</hi>souldiours in the rechie
      <lb n="1422"/>painting, sometime like god Bels priests in the old
      <lb n="1423"/>Church window, sometime like the shauen<hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>in
      <lb n="1424"/>the smircht worm‑eaten tapestrie, where his cod‑peece
      <lb n="1425"/>seemes as massie as his club.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-con">
      <speaker rend="italic">Con.</speaker>
      <p n="1426">All this I see, and see that the fashion weares out
      <lb n="1427"/>more apparrell then the man; but art not thou thy selfe
      <lb n="1428"/>giddie with the fashion too that thou hast shifted out of
      <lb n="1429"/>thy tale into telling me of the fashion?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1430">Not so neither, but know that I haue to night
      <lb n="1431"/>wooed<hi rend="italic">Margaret</hi>the Lady<hi rend="italic">Heroes</hi>gentle‑woman, by the
      <lb n="1432"/>name of<hi rend="italic">Hero</hi>, she leanes me out at her mistris chamber‑
      <lb n="1433"/>
         <choice>
            <orig>vvindow</orig>
            <corr>window</corr>
         </choice>, bids me a thousand times good night: I tell
      <lb n="1434"/>this tale vildly. I should first tell thee how the Prince
      <lb n="1435"/>
         <hi rend="italic">Claudio</hi>and my Master planted, and placed, and possessed
      <lb n="1436"/>by my Master<hi rend="italic">Don Iohn</hi>, saw a far off in the Orchard this
      <lb n="1437"/>amiable incounter.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-con">
      <speaker rend="italic">Con.</speaker>
      <p n="1438">And thought thy<hi rend="italic">Margaret</hi>
         <note resp="#ES">A line of ink runs through part of this word.</note>was<hi rend="italic">Hero</hi>?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1439">Two of them did, the Prince and<hi rend="italic">Claudio</hi>, but the
      <lb n="1440"/>diuell my Master knew she was<hi rend="italic">Margaret</hi>and partly by
      <lb n="1441"/>his oathes, which first possest them, partly by the darke
      <lb n="1442"/>night which did deceiue them, but chiefely, by my villa­
      <lb n="1443"/>nie, which did confirme any slander that<hi rend="italic">Don Iohn</hi>had
      <lb n="1444"/>made, away<choice>
            <orig>vvent</orig>
            <corr>went</corr>
         </choice>
         <hi rend="italic">Claudio</hi>enraged, swore hee<choice>
            <orig>vvould</orig>
            <corr>would</corr>
         </choice>
         
      <lb n="1445"/>meete her as he was apointed next morning at the Tem­
      <lb n="1446"/>ple, and there, before the whole congregation shame her
      <lb n="1447"/>with<choice>
            <orig>vvhat</orig>
            <corr>what</corr>
         </choice>he saw o're night, and send her home againe
      <lb n="1448"/>
         <choice>
            <orig>vvithout</orig>
            <corr>without</corr>
         </choice>a husba<c rend="inverted">n</c>d.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-wat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Watch. 1.</speaker>
      <p n="1449">We charge you in the Princes name stand.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-wat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Watch. 2.</speaker>
      <p n="1450">Call vp the right master Constable,<choice>
            <orig>vve</orig>
            <corr>we</corr>
         </choice>haue
      <lb n="1451"/>here recouered the most dangerous peece of lechery, that
      <lb n="1452"/>euer<choice>
            <orig>vvas</orig>
            <corr>was</corr>
         </choice>knowne in the Common‑wealth.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-wat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Watch. 1.</speaker>
      <p n="1453">And one Deformed is one of them, I know
      <lb n="1454"/>him, a<choice>
            <orig>vveares</orig>
            <corr>weares</corr>
         </choice>a locke.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-con">
      <speaker rend="italic">Conr.</speaker>
      <p n="1455">Masters, masters.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-wat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Watch. 2.</speaker>
      <p n="1456">Youle be made bring deformed forth I war­
      <lb n="1457"/>rant you,</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-con">
      <speaker rend="italic">Conr.</speaker>
      <p n="1458">Masters, neuer speake,<choice>
            <orig>vve</orig>
            <corr>we</corr>
         </choice>charge you, let vs o­
      <lb n="1459"/>bey you to goe<choice>
            <orig>vvith</orig>
            <corr>with</corr>
         </choice>vs.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="1460">We are like to proue a goodly commoditie, be­
      <lb n="1461"/>ing taken vp of these mens bils.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-con">
      <speaker rend="italic">Conr.</speaker>
      <p n="1462">A commoditie in question I warrant you, come
      <lb n="1463"/>
         <choice>
            <orig>vveele</orig>
            <corr>weele</corr>
         </choice>obey you.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt.</stage>
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