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Much adoe about Nothing. Kemp.

Flat Burglarie as euer was committed.

Const.

Yea by th'masse that it is.

Sexton.

What else fellow?

Watch 1.

And that Count Claudio did meane vpon his

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words, to disgrace Hero before the whole assembly, and

not marry her.

Kemp.

O villaine! thou wilt be condemn'd into euer­

lasting redemption for this.

Sexton.

What else ?

Watch.
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This is all.

Sexton.

And this is more masters then you can deny,

Prince Iohn is this morning secretly stolne away: Hero

was in this manner accus'd, in this very manner refus'd,

and vpon the griefe of this sodainely died: Master Con­

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stable, let these men be bound, and brought to Leonato,

I will goe before, and shew him their examination.

Const.

Come, let them be opinion'd.

Sex.

Let them be in the hands of Coxcombe.

Kem.

Gods my life, where's the Sexton? let him write

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downe the Princes Officer Coxcombe: come, binde them

thou naughty varlet.

Couley.

Away, you are an asse, you are an asse.

Kemp.

Dost thou not suspect my place? dost thou not

suspect my yeeres? O that hee were heere to write mee

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downe an asse! but masters, remember that I am an asse:

though it be not written down, yet forget not y t I am an

asse: No thou villaine, y u art full of piety as shall be prou'd

vpon thee by good witnesse, I am a wise fellow, and

which is more, an officer, and which is more, a houshoul­

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der, and which is more, as pretty a peece of flesh as any in

Messina, and one that knowes the Law, goe to, & a rich

fellow enough, goe to, and a fellow that hath had losses,

and one that hath two gownes, and euery thing hand­

some about him: bring him away: O that I had been writ

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downe an asse !

Exit.
Actus Quintus. [Act 5, Scene 1] Enter Leonato and his brother. Brother. If you goe on thus, you will kill your selfe, And 'tis not wisedome thus to second griefe, Against your selfe. Leon. I pray thee cease thy counsaile,
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Which falls into mine eares as profitlesse, As water in a siue: giue not me counsaile, Nor let no comfort delight mine eare, But such a one whose wrongs doth sute with mine. Bring me a father that so lou'd his childe,
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Whose ioy of her is ouerȑwhelmed like mine, And bid him speake of patience, Measure his woe the length and bredth of mine, And let it answere euery straine for straine, As thus for thus, and such a griefe for such,
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In euery lineament, branch, shape, and forme: If such a one will smile and stroke his beard, And sorrow, wagge, crie hem, when he should grone, Patch griefe with prouerbs, make misfortune drunke, With candleȑwasters: bring him yet to me,
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And I of him will gather patience: But there is no such man, for brother, men Can counsaile, and speake comfort to that griefe, Which they themselues not feele, but tasting it, Their counsaile turnes to passion, which before,

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Would giue preceptiall medicine to rage, Fetter strong madnesse in a silken thred, Charme ache with ayre, and agony with words, No, no, 'tis all mens office, to speake patience To those that wring vnder the load of sorrow:
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But no mans vertue nor sufficiencie To be so morall, when he shall endure The like himselfe: therefore giue me no counsaile, My griefs cry lowder then aduertisement.
Broth. Therein do men from children nothing differ. Leonato.
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I pray thee peace, I will be flesh and bloud, For there was neuer yet Philosopher, That could endure the toothȑake patiently, How euer they haue writ the stile of gods, And made a push at chance and sufferance.
Brother.
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Yet bend not all the harme vpon your selfe, Make those that doe offend you, suffer too.
Leon. There thou speak'st reason, nay I will doe so, My soule doth tell me, Hero is belied, And that shall Claudio know, so shall the Prince,
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And all of them that thus dishonour her.
Enter Prince and Claudio. Brot. Here comes the Prince and Claudio hastily. Prin. Good den, good den. Clau. Good day to both of you. Leon. Heare you my Lords? Prin.
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We haue some haste Leonato.
Leo. Some haste my Lord! wel, fareyouwel my Lord, Are you so hasty now? well, all is one. Prin. Nay, do not quarrel with vs, good old man. Brot. If he could rite himselfe with quarrelling,
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Some of vs would lie low.
Claud. Who wrongs him? Leon. Marry y u dost wrong me, thou dissembler, thou: Nay, neuer lay thy hand vpon thy sword, I feare thee not. Claud.
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Marry beshrew my hand, If it should giue your age such cause of feare, Infaith my hand meant nothing to my sword.
Leonato. Tush, tush, man, neuer fleere and iest at me, I speake not like a dotard, nor a foole,
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As vnder priuiledge of age to bragge, What I haue done being yong, or what would doe, Were I not old, know Claudio to thy head, Thou hast so wrong'd my innocent childe and me, That I am forc'd to lay my reuerence by,
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And with grey haires and bruise of many daies, Doe challenge thee to triall of a man, I say thou hast belied mine innocent childe. Thy slander hath gone through and through her heart, And she lies buried with her ancestors:
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O in a tombe where neuer scandall slept, Saue this of hers, fram'd by thy villanie.
Claud. My villany? Leonato. Thine Claudio, thine I say. Prin. You say not right old man. Leon.
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My Lord, my Lord, Ile proue it on his body if he dare, Despight his nice fence, and his actiue practise, His Maie of youth, and bloome of lustihood.
Claud. Away, I will not haue to do with you. Leo.
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Canst thou so daffe me? thou hast kild my child, If thou kilst me, boy, thou shalt kill a man.
Bro. He shall kill two of vs, and men indeed, But that's no matter, let him kill one first: Win

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Actus Quintus. [Act 5, Scene 1] Enter Leonato and his brother. Brother. If you goe on thus, you will kill your selfe, And 'tis not wisedome thus to second griefe, Against your selfe. Leon. I pray thee cease thy counsaile,
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Which falls into mine eares as profitlesse, As water in a siue: giue not me counsaile, Nor let no comfort delight mine eare, But such a one whose wrongs doth sute with mine. Bring me a father that so lou'd his childe,
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Whose ioy of her is ouerȑwhelmed like mine, And bid him speake of patience, Measure his woe the length and bredth of mine, And let it answere euery straine for straine, As thus for thus, and such a griefe for such,
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In euery lineament, branch, shape, and forme: If such a one will smile and stroke his beard, And sorrow, wagge, crie hem, when he should grone, Patch griefe with prouerbs, make misfortune drunke, With candleȑwasters: bring him yet to me,
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And I of him will gather patience: But there is no such man, for brother, men Can counsaile, and speake comfort to that griefe, Which they themselues not feele, but tasting it, Their counsaile turnes to passion, which before,
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Would giue preceptiall medicine to rage, Fetter strong madnesse in a silken thred, Charme ache with ayre, and agony with words, No, no, 'tis all mens office, to speake patience To those that wring vnder the load of sorrow:
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But no mans vertue nor sufficiencie To be so morall, when he shall endure The like himselfe: therefore giue me no counsaile, My griefs cry lowder then aduertisement.
Broth. Therein do men from children nothing differ. Leonato.
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I pray thee peace, I will be flesh and bloud, For there was neuer yet Philosopher, That could endure the toothȑake patiently, How euer they haue writ the stile of gods, And made a push at chance and sufferance.
Brother.
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Yet bend not all the harme vpon your selfe, Make those that doe offend you, suffer too.
Leon. There thou speak'st reason, nay I will doe so, My soule doth tell me, Hero is belied, And that shall Claudio know, so shall the Prince,
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And all of them that thus dishonour her.
Enter Prince and Claudio. Brot. Here comes the Prince and Claudio hastily. Prin. Good den, good den. Clau. Good day to both of you. Leon. Heare you my Lords? Prin.
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We haue some haste Leonato.
Leo. Some haste my Lord! wel, fareyouwel my Lord, Are you so hasty now? well, all is one. Prin. Nay, do not quarrel with vs, good old man. Brot. If he could rite himselfe with quarrelling,
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Some of vs would lie low.
Claud. Who wrongs him? Leon. Marry y u dost wrong me, thou dissembler, thou: Nay, neuer lay thy hand vpon thy sword, I feare thee not. Claud.
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Marry beshrew my hand, If it should giue your age such cause of feare, Infaith my hand meant nothing to my sword.
Leonato. Tush, tush, man, neuer fleere and iest at me, I speake not like a dotard, nor a foole,
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As vnder priuiledge of age to bragge, What I haue done being yong, or what would doe, Were I not old, know Claudio to thy head, Thou hast so wrong'd my innocent childe and me, That I am forc'd to lay my reuerence by,
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And with grey haires and bruise of many daies, Doe challenge thee to triall of a man, I say thou hast belied mine innocent childe. Thy slander hath gone through and through her heart, And she lies buried with her ancestors:
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O in a tombe where neuer scandall slept, Saue this of hers, fram'd by thy villanie.
Claud. My villany? Leonato. Thine Claudio, thine I say. Prin. You say not right old man. Leon.
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My Lord, my Lord, Ile proue it on his body if he dare, Despight his nice fence, and his actiue practise, His Maie of youth, and bloome of lustihood.
Claud. Away, I will not haue to do with you. Leo.
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Canst thou so daffe me? thou hast kild my child, If thou kilst me, boy, thou shalt kill a man.
Bro. He shall kill two of vs, and men indeed, But that's no matter, let him kill one first: Win me and weare me, let him answere me,
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Come follow me boy, come sir boy, come follow me Sir boy, ile whip you from your foyning fence, Nay, as I am a gentleman, I will.
Leon. Brother. Brot. Content your self, God knows I lou'd my neece,
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And she is dead, slander'd to death by villaines, That dare as well answer a man indeede, As I dare take a serpent by the tongue. Boyes,apes, braggarts, Iackes, milkeȑsops.
Leon. Brother Anthony. Brot.
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Hold you content, what man? I know them, yea And what they weigh, euen to the vtmost scruple, Scambling, outȑfacing, fashionȑmonging boyes, That lye, and cog, and flout, depraue, and slander, Goe antiquely, and show outward hidiousnesse,
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And speake of halfe a dozen dang'rous words, How they might hurt their enemies, if they durst. And this is all.
Leon. But brother Anthonie. Ant. Come, 'tis no matter,
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Do not you meddle, let me deale in this.
Pri. Gentlemen both, we will not wake your patience My heart is sorry for your daughters death: But on my honour she was charg'd with nothing But what was true, and very full of proofe. Leon.
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My Lord, my Lord.
Prin. I will not heare you. Enter Benedicke. Leo. No come brother, away, I will be heard. Exeunt ambo. Bro. And shall, or some of vs will smart for it. Prin. See, see, here comes the man we went to seeke. Clau.
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Now signior, what newes?

Ben.

Good day my Lord.

Prin.

Welcome signior, you are almost come to part

almost a fray.

Clau.

Wee had likt to haue had our two noses snapt

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off with two old men without teeth.

Prin.

Leonato and his brother, what think'st thou? had

wee fought, I doubt we should haue beene too yong for

them.

Ben.

In a false quarrell there is no true valour, I came

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to seeke you both.

Clau.

We haue beene vp and downe to seeke thee, for

we are high proofe melancholly, and would faine haue it

beaten away, wilt thou vse thy wit?

Ben.

It is in my scabberd, shall I draw it?

Prin.
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Doest thou weare thy wit by thy side?

Clau.

Neuer any did so, though verie many haue been

beside their wit, I will bid thee drawe, as we do the min­

strels, draw to pleasure vs.

Prin.

As I am an honest man he lookes pale, art

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thou sicke, or angrie?

Clau.

What, courage man: what though care kil'd a

cat, thou hast mettle enough in thee to kill care.

Ben.

Sir, I shall meete your wit in the careere, and

you charge it against me, I pray you chuse another sub­

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iect.

Clau.

Nay then giue him another staffe, this last was

broke crosse.

Prin.

By this light, he changes more and more, I thinke

he be angrie indeede.

Clau.
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If he be, he knowes how to turne his girdle.

Ben.

Shall I speake a word in your eare?

Clau.

God blesse me from a challenge.

Ben.

You are a villaine, I iest not, I will make it good

how you dare, with what you dare, and when you dare:

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do me right, or I will protest your cowardise: you haue

kill'd a sweete Ladie, and her death shall fall heauie on

you, let me heare from you.

Clau.

Well, I will meete you, so I may haue good

cheare.

Prin.
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What, a feast, a feast?

Clau.

I faith I thanke him, he hath bid me to a calues

head and a Capon, the which if I doe not carue most cu­

riously, say my knife's naught, shall I not finde a wood­

cocke too?

Ben.
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Sir, your wit ambles well, it goes easily.

Prin.

Ile tell thee how Beatrice prais'd thy wit the o­

ther day: I said thou hadst a fine wit: true saies she, a fine

little one: no said I, a great wit: right saies shee, a great

grosse one: nay said I, a good wit: iust said she, it hurts

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no body: nay said I, the gentleman is wise: certaine said

she, a wise gentleman: nay said I, he hath the tongues:

that I beleeue said shee, for hee swore a thing to me on

munday night, which he forswore on tuesday morning:

there's a double tongue, there's two tongues: thus did

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shee an howre together transȑshape thy particular ver­

tues, yet at last she concluded with a sigh, thou wast the

proprest man in Italie.

Claud.

For the which she wept heartily, and said shee

car'd not.

Prin.
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Yea that she did, but yet for all that, and if shee

did not hate him deadlie, shee would loue him dearely,

the old mans daughter told vs all.

Clau.

All, all, and moreouer, God saw him vvhen when he

was hid in the garden.

Prin.
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But when shall we set the sauage Bulls hornes

on the sensible Benedicks head?

Clau.

Yea and text vnderȑneath, heere dwells Bene­ dicke the married man.

Ben.

Fare you well, Boy, you know my minde, I will

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leaue you now to your gossepȑlike humor, you breake

iests as braggards do their blades, which God be thank­

ed hurt not: my Lord, for your manie courtesies I thank

you, I must discontinue your companie, your brother

the Bastard is fled from Messina: you haue among you,

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kill'd a sweet and innocent Ladie: for my Lord Lackeȑ

beard there, he and I shall meete, and till then peace be

with him.

Prin.

He is in earnest.

Clau.

In most profound earnest, and Ile warrant you,

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for the loue of Beatrice.

Prin.

And hath challeng'd thee.

Clau.

Most sincerely.

Prin.

What a prettie thing man is, when he goes in his

doublet and hose, and leaues off his wit.

Enter Constable, Conrade, and Borachio. Clau.
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He is then a Giant to an Ape, but then is an Ape

a Doctor to such a man.

Prin.

But soft you, let me be, plucke vp my heart, and

be sad, did he not say my brother was fled?

Const.

Come you sir, if iustice cannot tame you, shee

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shall nere weigh more reasons in her ballance, nay, and

you be a cursing hypocrite once, you must be lookt to.

Prin.

How now, two of my brothers men bound? Bo­ rachio one.

Clau.

Ha ken after their offence my Lord.

Prin.
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Officers, what offence haue these men done?

Const.

Marrie sir, they haue committed false report,

moreouer they haue spoken vntruths, secondarily they

are slanders, sixt and lastly, they haue belyed a Ladie,

thirdly, they haue verified vniust things, and to conclude

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they are lying knaues.

Prin.

First I aske thee what they haue done, thirdlie

I aske thee vvhat's what's their offence, sixt and lastlie why they

are committed, and to conclude, what you lay to their

charge.

Clau.
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Rightlie reasoned, and in his owne diuision, and

by my troth there's one meaning vvell well suted.

Prin.

Who haue you offended masters, that you are

thus bound to your answer? this learned Constable is too

cunning to be vnderstood, vvhat's what's your offence?

Bor.
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Sweete Prince, let me go no farther to mine an­

swere: do you heare me, and let this Count kill mee: I

haue deceiued euen your verie eies: vvhat what your wise­

domes could not discouer, these shallow fooles haue

brought to light, vvho who in the night ouerheard me con­

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fessing to this man, how Don Iohn your brother incensed

me to slander the Ladie Hero, how you were brought

into the Orchard, and saw me court Margaret in Heroes

garments, how you disgrace'd her vvhen when you should

marrie her: my villanie they haue vpon record, vvhich which

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I had rather seale with my death, then repeate ouer to

my shame: the Ladie is dead vpon mine and my masters

false accusation: and briefelie, I desire nothing but the

reward of a villaine.

Prin. Runs not this speech like yron through your bloud? Clau.
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I haue drunke poison whiles he vtter'd it.
Prin. But did my Brother set thee on to this? Bor. Yea, and paid me richly for the practise of it. Prin. He is compos'd and fram'd of treacherie, And fled he is vpon this villanie. Clau.
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Sweet Hero, now thy image doth appeare In the rare semblance that I lou'd it first.
Const.

Come, bring away the plaintiffes, by this time

our Sexton hath reformed Signior Leonato of the matter:

and masters, do not forget to specifie when time & place

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shall serue, that I am an Asse.

Con. 2.

Here, here comes master Signior Leonato, and

the Sexton too.

Enter Leonato. Leon. Which is the villaine? let me see his eies, That when I note another man like him,
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I may auoide him: vvhich which of these is he?
Bor. If you vvould would know your wronger, looke on me. Leon.

Art thou the slaue that with thy breath

hast kild mine innocent childe ?

Bor.

Yea, euen I alone.

Leo.
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No, not so villaine, thou beliest thy selfe, Here stand a paire of honourable men, A third is fled that had a hand in it: I thanke you Princes for my daughters death, Record it with your high and worthie deedes,
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'Twas brauely done, if you bethinke you of it.
Clau. I know not how to pray your patience, Yet I must speake, choose your reuenge your selfe, Impose me to what penance your inuention Can lay vpon my sinne, yet sinn'd I not,
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But in mistaking.
Prin. By my soule nor I, And yet to satisfie this good old man, I ould bend vnder anie heauie vvaight waight , That heele enioyne me to. Leon.
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I cannot bid you bid my daughter liue, That were impossible, but I praie you both, Possesse the people in Messina here, How innocent she died, and if your loue Can labour aught in sad inuention,
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Hang her an epitaph vpon her toomb, And sing it to her bones, sing it to night: To morrow morning come you to my house, And since you could not be my sonne in law, Be yet my Nephew: my brother hath a daughter,
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Almost the copie of my childe that's dead, And she alone is heire to both of vs, Giue her the right you should haue giu'n her cosin, And so dies my reuenge.
Clau. O noble sir!
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Your ouerkindnesse doth wring teares from me, I do embrace your offer, and dispose For henceforth of poore Claudio.
Leon. To morrow then I will expect your comming, To night I take my leaue, this naughtie man
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Shall face to face be brought to Margaret, Who I beleeue was packt in all this wrong, Hired to it by your brother.
Bor. No, by my soule she was not, Nor knew not what she did when she spoke to me,
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But alwaies hath bin iust and vertuous, In anie thing that I do know by her.
Const.

Moreouer sir, which indeede is not vnder white

and black, this plaintiffe here, the offendour did call mee

asse, I beseech you let it be remembred in his punish­

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ment, and also the vvatch watch heard them talke of one Defor­

med, they say he weares a key in his eare and a lock hang­

ing by it, and borrowes monie in Gods name, the which

he hath vs'd so long, and neuer paied, that now men grow

hardÓharted and will lend nothing for Gods sake: praie

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you examine him vpon that point.

Leon.

I thanke thee for thy care and honest paines.

Const.

Your vvorship worship speakes like a most thankefull

and reuerend youth, and I praise God for you.

Leon.

There's for thy paines.

Const.
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God saue the foundation.

Leon.

Goe, I discharge thee of thy prisoner, and I

thanke thee.

Const.

I leaue an arrant knaue vvith with your vvorship worship ,

which I beseech your worship to correct your selfe, for

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the example of others: God keepe your vvorship worship , I

wish your worship vvell well , God restore you to health,

I humblie giue you leaue to depart, and if a mer­

rie meeting may be wisht, God prohibite it: come

neighbour.

Leon.
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Vntill to morrow morning, Lords, farewell.

Exeunt. Brot.

Farewell my Lords, vve we looke for you to mor­

row.

Prin.

We will not faile.

Clau.

To night ile mourne with Hero:

Leon.
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Bring you these fellowes on, weel talke vvith with

Margaret,How her acquaintance grew vvith with this lewd

fellow.

Exeunt.
 

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      <l n="2055">Would giue preceptiall medicine to rage,</l>
      <l n="2056">Fetter strong madnesse in a silken thred,</l>
      <l n="2057">Charme ache with ayre, and agony with words,</l>
      <l n="2058">No, no, 'tis all mens office, to speake patience</l>
      <l n="2059">To those that wring vnder the load of sorrow:</l>
      <l n="2060">But no mans vertue nor sufficiencie</l>
      <l n="2061">To be so morall, when he shall endure</l>
      <l n="2062">The like himselfe: therefore giue me no counsaile,</l>
      <l n="2063">My griefs cry lowder then aduertisement.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ant">
      <speaker rend="italic">Broth.</speaker>
      <l n="2064">Therein do men from children nothing differ.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leonato.</speaker>
      <l n="2065">I pray thee peace, I will be flesh and bloud,</l>
      <l n="2066">For there was neuer yet Philosopher,</l>
      <l n="2067">That could endure the toothȑake patiently,</l>
      <l n="2068">How euer they haue writ the stile of gods,</l>
      <l n="2069">And made a push at chance and sufferance.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ant">
      <speaker rend="italic">Brother.</speaker>
      <l n="2070">Yet bend not all the harme vpon your selfe,</l>
      <l n="2071">Make those that doe offend you, suffer too.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <l n="2072">There thou speak'st reason, nay I will doe so,</l>
      <l n="2073">My soule doth tell me,<hi rend="italic">Hero</hi>is belied,</l>
      <l n="2074">And that shall<hi rend="italic">Claudio</hi>know, so shall the Prince,</l>
      <l n="2075">And all of them that thus dishonour her.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Prince and Claudio.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ant">
      <speaker rend="italic">Brot.</speaker>
      <l n="2076">Here comes the<hi rend="italic">Prince</hi>and<hi rend="italic">Claudio</hi>hastily.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <l n="2077">Good den, good den.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <l n="2078">Good day to both of you.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <l n="2079">Heare you my Lords?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <l n="2080">We haue some haste<hi rend="italic">Leonato</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leo.</speaker>
      <l n="2081">Some haste my Lord! wel, fareyouwel my Lord,</l>
      <l n="2082">Are you so hasty now? well, all is one.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <l n="2083">Nay, do not quarrel with vs, good old man.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ant">
      <speaker rend="italic">Brot.</speaker>
      <l n="2084">If he could rite himselfe with quarrelling,</l>
      <l n="2085">Some of vs would lie low.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Claud.</speaker>
      <l n="2086">Who wrongs him?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <l n="2087">Marry y<c rend="superscript">u</c>dost wrong me, thou dissembler, thou:</l>
      <l n="2088">Nay, neuer lay thy hand vpon thy sword,</l>
      <l n="2089">I feare thee not.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Claud.</speaker>
      <l n="2090">Marry beshrew my hand,</l>
      <l n="2091">If it should giue your age such cause of feare,</l>
      <l n="2092">Infaith my hand meant nothing to my sword.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leonato.</speaker>
      <l n="2093">Tush, tush, man, neuer fleere and iest at me,</l>
      <l n="2094">I speake not like a dotard, nor a foole,</l>
      <l n="2095">As vnder priuiledge of age to bragge,</l>
      <l n="2096">What I haue done being yong, or what would doe,</l>
      <l n="2097">Were I not old, know<hi rend="italic">Claudio</hi>to thy head,</l>
      <l n="2098">Thou hast so wrong'd my innocent childe and me,</l>
      <l n="2099">That I am forc'd to lay my reuerence by,</l>
      <l n="2100">And with grey haires and bruise of many daies,</l>
      <l n="2101">Doe challenge thee to triall of a man,</l>
      <l n="2102">I say thou hast belied mine innocent childe.</l>
      <l n="2103">Thy slander hath gone through and through her heart,</l>
      <l n="2104">And she lies buried with her ancestors:</l>
      <l n="2105">O in a tombe where neuer scandall slept,</l>
      <l n="2106">Saue this of hers, fram'd by thy villanie.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Claud.</speaker>
      <l n="2107">My villany?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leonato.</speaker>
      <l n="2108">Thine<hi rend="italic">Claudio</hi>, thine I say.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <l n="2109">You say not right old man.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <l n="2110">My Lord, my Lord,</l>
      <l n="2111">Ile proue it on his body if he dare,</l>
      <l n="2112">Despight his nice fence, and his actiue practise,</l>
      <l n="2113">His Maie of youth, and bloome of lustihood.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Claud.</speaker>
      <l n="2114">Away, I will not haue to do with you.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leo.</speaker>
      <l n="2115">Canst thou so daffe me? thou hast kild my child,</l>
      <l n="2116">If thou kilst me, boy, thou shalt kill a man.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ant">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bro.</speaker>
      <l n="2117">He shall kill two of vs, and men indeed,</l>
      <l n="2118">But that's no matter, let him kill one first:</l>
      <pb facs="FFimg:axc0138-0.jpg" n="118"/>
      <cb n="1"/>
      <l n="2119">Win me and weare me, let him answere me,</l>
      <l n="2120">Come follow me boy, come sir boy, come follow me</l>
      <l n="2121">Sir boy, ile whip you from your foyning fence,</l>
      <l n="2122">Nay, as I am a gentleman, I will.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <l n="2123">Brother.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ant">
      <speaker rend="italic">Brot.</speaker>
      <l n="2124">Content your self, God knows I lou'd my neece,</l>
      <l n="2125">And she is dead, slander'd to death by villaines,</l>
      <l n="2126">That dare as well answer a man indeede,</l>
      <l n="2127">As I dare take a serpent by the tongue.</l>
      <l n="2128">Boyes,apes, braggarts, Iackes, milkeȑsops.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <l n="2129">Brother<hi rend="italic">Anthony</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ant">
      <speaker rend="italic">Brot.</speaker>
      <l n="2130">Hold you content, what man? I know them, yea</l>
      <l n="2131">And what they weigh, euen to the vtmost scruple,</l>
      <l n="2132">Scambling, outȑfacing, fashionȑmonging boyes,</l>
      <l n="2133">That lye, and cog, and flout, depraue, and slander,</l>
      <l n="2134">Goe antiquely, and show outward hidiousnesse,</l>
      <l n="2135">And speake of halfe a dozen dang'rous words,</l>
      <l n="2136">How they might hurt their enemies, if they durst.</l>
      <l n="2137">And this is all.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <l n="2138">But brother<hi rend="italic">Anthonie</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ant">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ant.</speaker>
      <l n="2139">Come, 'tis no matter,</l>
      <l n="2140">Do not you meddle, let me deale in this.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pri.</speaker>
      <l n="2141">Gentlemen both, we will not wake your patience</l>
      <l n="2142">My heart is sorry for your daughters death:</l>
      <l n="2143">But on my honour she was charg'd with nothing</l>
      <l n="2144">But what was true, and very full of proofe.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <l n="2145">My Lord, my Lord.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <l n="2146">I will not heare you.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Benedicke.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leo.</speaker>
      <l n="2147">No come brother, away, I will be heard.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt ambo.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ant">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bro.</speaker>
      <l n="2148">And shall, or some of vs will smart for it.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <l n="2149">See, see, here comes the man we went to seeke.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2150">Now signior, what newes?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ben">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ben.</speaker>
      <p n="2151">Good day my Lord.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2152">Welcome signior, you are almost come to part
      <lb n="2153"/>almost a fray.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2154">Wee had likt to haue had our two noses snapt
      <lb n="2155"/>off with two old men without teeth.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2156">
         <hi rend="italic">Leonato</hi>and his brother, what think'st thou? had
      <lb n="2157"/>wee fought, I doubt we should haue beene too yong for
      <lb n="2158"/>them.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ben">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ben.</speaker>
      <p n="2159">In a false quarrell there is no true valour, I came
      <lb n="2160"/>to seeke you both.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2161">We haue beene vp and downe to seeke thee, for
      <lb n="2162"/>we are high proofe melancholly, and would faine haue it
      <lb n="2163"/>beaten away, wilt thou vse thy wit?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ben">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ben.</speaker>
      <p n="2164">It is in my scabberd, shall I draw it?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2165">Doest thou weare thy wit by thy side?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2166">Neuer any did so, though verie many haue been
      <lb n="2167"/>beside their wit, I will bid thee drawe, as we do the min­
      <lb n="2168"/>strels, draw to pleasure vs.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2169">As I am an honest man he lookes pale, art
      <lb n="2170"/>thou sicke, or angrie?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2171">What, courage man: what though care kil'd a
      <lb n="2172"/>cat, thou hast mettle enough in thee to kill care.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ben">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ben.</speaker>
      <p n="2173">Sir, I shall meete your wit in the careere, and
      <lb n="2174"/>you charge it against me, I pray you chuse another sub­
      <lb n="2175"/>iect.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2176">Nay then giue him another staffe, this last was
      <lb n="2177"/>broke crosse.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2178">By this light, he changes more and more, I thinke
      <lb n="2179"/>he be angrie indeede.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2180">If he be, he knowes how to turne his girdle.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ben">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ben.</speaker>
      <p n="2181">Shall I speake a word in your eare?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2182">God blesse me from a challenge.</p>
   </sp>
   <cb n="2"/>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ben">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ben.</speaker>
      <p n="2183">You are a villaine, I iest not, I will make it good
      <lb n="2184"/>how you dare, with what you dare, and when you dare:
      <lb n="2185"/>do me right, or I will protest your cowardise: you haue
      <lb n="2186"/>kill'd a sweete Ladie, and her death shall fall heauie on
      <lb n="2187"/>you, let me heare from you.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2188">Well, I will meete you, so I may haue good
      <lb n="2189"/>cheare.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2190">What, a feast, a feast?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2191">I faith I thanke him, he hath bid me to a calues
      <lb n="2192"/>head and a Capon, the which if I doe not carue most cu­
      <lb n="2193"/>riously, say my knife's naught, shall I not finde a wood­
      <lb n="2194"/>cocke too?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ben">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ben.</speaker>
      <p n="2195">Sir, your wit ambles well, it goes easily.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2196">Ile tell thee how<hi rend="italic">Beatrice</hi>prais'd thy wit the o­
      <lb n="2197"/>ther day: I said thou hadst a fine wit: true saies she, a fine
      <lb n="2198"/>little one: no said I, a great wit: right saies shee, a great
      <lb n="2199"/>grosse one: nay said I, a good wit: iust said she, it hurts
      <lb n="2200"/>no body: nay said I, the gentleman is wise: certaine said
      <lb n="2201"/>she, a wise gentleman: nay said I, he hath the tongues:
      <lb n="2202"/>that I beleeue said shee, for hee swore a thing to me on
      <lb n="2203"/>munday night, which he forswore on tuesday morning:
      <lb n="2204"/>there's a double tongue, there's two tongues: thus did
      <lb n="2205"/>shee an howre together transȑshape thy particular ver­
      <lb n="2206"/>tues, yet at last she concluded with a sigh, thou wast the
      <lb n="2207"/>proprest man in Italie.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Claud.</speaker>
      <p n="2208">For the which she wept heartily, and said shee
      <lb n="2209"/>car'd not.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2210">Yea that she did, but yet for all that, and if shee
      <lb n="2211"/>did not hate him deadlie, shee would loue him dearely,
      <lb n="2212"/>the old mans daughter told vs all.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2213">All, all, and moreouer, God saw him<choice>
            <orig>vvhen</orig>
            <corr>when</corr>
         </choice>he
      <lb n="2214"/>was hid in the garden.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2215">But when shall we set the sauage Bulls hornes
      <lb n="2216"/>on the sensible<hi rend="italic">Benedicks</hi>head?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2217">Yea and text vnderȑneath, heere dwells<hi rend="italic">Bene­
      <lb n="2218"/>dicke</hi>the married man.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ben">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ben.</speaker>
      <p n="2219">Fare you well, Boy, you know my minde, I will
      <lb n="2220"/>leaue you now to your gossepȑlike humor, you breake
      <lb n="2221"/>iests as braggards do their blades, which God be thank­
      <lb n="2222"/>ed hurt not: my Lord, for your manie courtesies I thank
      <lb n="2223"/>you, I must discontinue your companie, your brother
      <lb n="2224"/>the Bastard is fled from<hi rend="italic">Messina</hi>: you haue among you,
      <lb n="2225"/>kill'd a sweet and innocent Ladie: for my Lord Lackeȑ
      <lb n="2226"/>beard there, he and I shall meete, and till then peace be
      <lb n="2227"/>with him.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2228">He is in earnest.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2229">In most profound earnest, and Ile warrant you,
      <lb n="2230"/>for the loue of Beatrice.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2231">And hath challeng'd thee.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2232">Most sincerely.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2233">What a prettie thing man is, when he goes in his
      <lb n="2234"/>doublet and hose, and leaues off his wit.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Constable, Conrade, and Borachio.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2235">He is then a Giant to an Ape, but then is an Ape
      <lb n="2236"/>a Doctor to such a man.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2237">But soft you, let me be, plucke vp my heart, and
      <lb n="2238"/>be sad, did he not say my brother was fled?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-dog">
      <speaker rend="italic">Const.</speaker>
      <p n="2239">Come you sir, if iustice cannot tame you, shee
      <lb n="2240"/>shall nere weigh more reasons in her ballance, nay, and
      <lb n="2241"/>you be a cursing hypocrite once, you must be lookt to.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2242">How now, two of my brothers men bound?<hi rend="italic">Bo­
      <lb n="2243"/>rachio</hi>one.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2244">Ha<gap extent="1"
              unit="chars"
              reason="illegible"
              agent="partiallyInkedType"
              resp="#ES"/>ken after their offence my Lord.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2245">Officers, what offence haue these men done?</p>
   </sp>
   <pb facs="FFimg:axc0139-0.jpg" n="119"/>
   <cb n="1"/>
   <sp who="#F-ado-dog">
      <speaker rend="italic">Const.</speaker>
      <p n="2246">Marrie sir, they haue committed false report,
      <lb n="2247"/>moreouer they haue spoken vntruths, secondarily they
      <lb n="2248"/>are slanders, sixt and lastly, they haue belyed a Ladie,
      <lb n="2249"/>thirdly, they haue verified vniust things, and to conclude
      <lb n="2250"/>they are lying knaues.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2251">First I aske thee what they haue done, thirdlie
      <lb n="2252"/>I aske thee<choice>
            <orig>vvhat's</orig>
            <corr>what's</corr>
         </choice>their offence, sixt and lastlie why they
      <lb n="2253"/>are committed, and to conclude, what you lay to their
      <lb n="2254"/>charge.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2255">Rightlie reasoned, and in his owne diuision, and
      <lb n="2256"/>by my troth there's one meaning<choice>
            <orig>vvell</orig>
            <corr>well</corr>
         </choice>suted.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2257">Who haue you offended masters, that you are
      <lb n="2258"/>thus bound to your answer? this learned Constable is too
      <lb n="2259"/>cunning to be vnderstood,<choice>
            <orig>vvhat's</orig>
            <corr>what's</corr>
         </choice>your offence?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="2260">Sweete Prince, let me go no farther to mine an­
      <lb n="2261"/>swere: do you heare me, and let this Count kill mee: I
      <lb n="2262"/>haue deceiued euen your verie eies:<choice>
            <orig>vvhat</orig>
            <corr>what</corr>
         </choice>your wise­
      <lb n="2263"/>domes could not discouer, these shallow fooles haue
      <lb n="2264"/>brought to light,<choice>
            <orig>vvho</orig>
            <corr>who</corr>
         </choice>in the night ouerheard me con­
      <lb n="2265"/>fessing to this man, how<hi rend="italic">Don Iohn</hi>your brother incensed
      <lb n="2266"/>me to slander the Ladie<hi rend="italic">Hero</hi>, how you were brought
      <lb n="2267"/>into the Orchard, and saw me court<hi rend="italic">Margaret</hi>in<hi rend="italic">Heroes</hi>
         
      <lb n="2268"/>garments, how you disgrace'd her<choice>
            <orig>vvhen</orig>
            <corr>when</corr>
         </choice>you should
      <lb n="2269"/>marrie her: my villanie they haue vpon record,<choice>
            <orig>vvhich</orig>
            <corr>which</corr>
         </choice>
         
      <lb n="2270"/>I had rather seale with my death, then repeate ouer to
      <lb n="2271"/>my shame: the Ladie is dead vpon mine and my masters
      <lb n="2272"/>false accusation: and briefelie, I desire nothing but the
      <lb n="2273"/>reward of a villaine.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <l n="2274">Runs not this speech like yron through your
      <lb/>bloud?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <l n="2275">I haue drunke poison whiles he vtter'd it.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <l n="2276">But did my Brother set thee on to this?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <l n="2277">Yea, and paid me richly for the practise of it.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <l n="2278">He is compos'd and fram'd of treacherie,</l>
      <l n="2279">And fled he is vpon this villanie.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <l n="2280">Sweet<hi rend="italic">Hero</hi>, now thy image doth appeare</l>
      <l n="2281">In the rare semblance that I lou'd it first.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-dog">
      <speaker rend="italic">Const.</speaker>
      <p n="2282">Come, bring away the plaintiffes, by this time
      <lb n="2283"/>our<hi rend="italic">Sexton</hi>hath reformed<hi rend="italic">Signior Leonato</hi>of the matter:
      <lb n="2284"/>and masters, do not forget to specifie when time &amp; place
      <lb n="2285"/>shall serue, that I am an Asse.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ver">
      <speaker rend="italic">Con. 2.</speaker>
      <p n="2286">Here, here comes master<hi rend="italic">Signior Leonato</hi>, and
      <lb n="2287"/>the<hi rend="italic">Sexton</hi>too.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Leonato.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <l n="2288">Which is the villaine? let me see his eies,</l>
      <l n="2289">That when I note another man like him,</l>
      <l n="2290">I may auoide him:<choice>
            <orig>vvhich</orig>
            <corr>which</corr>
         </choice>of these is he?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <l n="2291">If you<choice>
            <orig>vvould</orig>
            <corr>would</corr>
         </choice>know your wronger, looke on me.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <p n="2292">Art thou the slaue that with thy breath
      <lb n="2293"/>hast kild mine innocent childe<c rend="italic">?</c>
      </p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <p n="2294">Yea, euen I alone.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leo.</speaker>
      <l n="2295">No, not so villaine, thou beliest thy selfe,</l>
      <l n="2296">Here stand a paire of honourable men,</l>
      <l n="2297">A third is fled that had a hand in it:</l>
      <l n="2298">I thanke you Princes for my daughters death,</l>
      <l n="2299">Record it with your high and worthie deedes,</l>
      <l n="2300">'Twas brauely done, if you bethinke you of it.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <l n="2301">I know not how to pray your patience,</l>
      <l n="2302">Yet I must speake, choose your reuenge your selfe,</l>
      <l n="2303">Impose me to what penance your inuention</l>
      <l n="2304">Can lay vpon my sinne, yet sinn'd I not,</l>
      <l n="2305">But in mistaking.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <l n="2306">By my soule nor I,</l>
      <l n="2307">And yet to satisfie this good old man,</l>
      <cb n="2"/>
      <l n="2308">I<gap/>ould bend vnder anie heauie<choice>
            <orig>vvaight</orig>
            <corr>waight</corr>
         </choice>,</l>
      <l n="2309">That heele enioyne me to.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <l n="2310">I cannot bid you bid my daughter liue,</l>
      <l n="2311">That were impossible, but I praie you both,</l>
      <l n="2312">Possesse the people in<hi rend="italic">Messina</hi>here,</l>
      <l n="2313">How innocent she died, and if your loue</l>
      <l n="2314">Can labour aught in sad inuention,</l>
      <l n="2315">Hang her an epitaph vpon her toomb,</l>
      <l n="2316">And sing it to her bones, sing it to night:</l>
      <l n="2317">To morrow morning come you to my house,</l>
      <l n="2318">And since you could not be my sonne in law,</l>
      <l n="2319">Be yet my Nephew: my brother hath a daughter,</l>
      <l n="2320">Almost the copie of my childe that's dead,</l>
      <l n="2321">And she alone is heire to both of vs,</l>
      <l n="2322">Giue her the right you should haue giu'n her cosin,</l>
      <l n="2323">And so dies my reuenge.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <l n="2324">O noble sir!</l>
      <l n="2325">Your ouerkindnesse doth wring teares from me,</l>
      <l n="2326">I do embrace your offer, and dispose</l>
      <l n="2327">For henceforth of poore<hi rend="italic">Claudio</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <l n="2328">To morrow then I will expect your comming,</l>
      <l n="2329">To night I take my leaue, this naughtie man</l>
      <l n="2330">Shall face to face be brought to<hi rend="italic">Margaret</hi>,</l>
      <l n="2331">Who I beleeue was packt in all this wrong,</l>
      <l n="2332">Hired to it by your brother.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-bor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bor.</speaker>
      <l n="2333">No, by my soule she was not,</l>
      <l n="2334">Nor knew not what she did when she spoke to me,</l>
      <l n="2335">But alwaies hath bin iust and vertuous,</l>
      <l n="2336">In anie thing that I do know by her.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-dog">
      <speaker rend="italic">Const.</speaker>
      <p n="2337">Moreouer sir, which indeede is not vnder white
      <lb n="2338"/>and black, this plaintiffe here, the offendour did call mee
      <lb n="2339"/>asse, I beseech you let it be remembred in his punish­
      <lb n="2340"/>ment, and also the<choice>
            <orig>vvatch</orig>
            <corr>watch</corr>
         </choice>heard them talke of one Defor­
      <lb n="2341"/>med, they say he weares a key in his eare and a lock hang­
      <lb n="2342"/>ing by it, and borrowes monie in Gods name, the which
      <lb n="2343"/>he hath vs'd so long, and neuer paied, that now men grow
      <lb n="2344"/>hardÓharted and will lend nothing for Gods sake: praie
      <lb n="2345"/>you examine him vpon that point.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <p n="2346">I thanke thee for thy care and honest paines.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-dog">
      <speaker rend="italic">Const.</speaker>
      <p n="2347">Your<choice>
            <orig>vvorship</orig>
            <corr>worship</corr>
         </choice>speakes like a most thankefull
      <lb n="2348"/>and reuerend youth, and I praise God for you.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <p n="2349">There's for thy paines.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-dog">
      <speaker rend="italic">Const.</speaker>
      <p n="2350">God saue the foundation.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <p n="2351">Goe, I discharge thee of thy prisoner, and I
      <lb n="2352"/>thanke thee.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-dog">
      <speaker rend="italic">Const.</speaker>
      <p n="2353">I leaue an arrant knaue<choice>
            <orig>vvith</orig>
            <corr>with</corr>
         </choice>your<choice>
            <orig>vvorship</orig>
            <corr>worship</corr>
         </choice>,
      <lb n="2354"/>which I beseech your worship to correct your selfe, for
      <lb n="2355"/>the example of others: God keepe your<choice>
            <orig>vvorship</orig>
            <corr>worship</corr>
         </choice>, I
      <lb n="2356"/>wish your worship<choice>
            <orig>vvell</orig>
            <corr>well</corr>
         </choice>, God restore you to health,
      <lb n="2357"/>I humblie giue you leaue to depart, and if a mer­
      <lb n="2358"/>rie meeting may be wisht, God prohibite it: come
      <lb n="2359"/>neighbour.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <p n="2360">Vntill to morrow morning, Lords, farewell.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ant">
      <speaker rend="italic">Brot.</speaker>
      <p n="2361">Farewell my Lords,<choice>
            <orig>vve</orig>
            <corr>we</corr>
         </choice>looke for you to mor­
      <lb n="2362"/>row.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-ped">
      <speaker rend="italic">Prin.</speaker>
      <p n="2363">We will not faile.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-cla">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clau.</speaker>
      <p n="2364">To night ile mourne with<hi rend="italic">Hero:</hi>
      </p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-ado-leo">
      <speaker rend="italic">Leon.</speaker>
      <p n="2365">Bring you these fellowes on, weel talke<choice>
            <orig>vvith</orig>
            <corr>with</corr>
         </choice>
         
      <lb n="2366"/>
         <hi rend="italic">Margaret</hi>,How her acquaintance grew<choice>
            <orig>vvith</orig>
            <corr>with</corr>
         </choice>this lewd
      <lb n="2367"/>fellow.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt.</stage>
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