You embrace your charge too willingly: I
thinke this is your daughter.
Her mother hath many times told me so.
Were you in doubt that you askt her?
Signior Benedicke, no, for then were you a
You haue it full Benedicke, we may ghesse by
this, what you are, being a man, truely the Lady fathers
her selfe: be happie Lady, for you are like an honorable
Leonato be her father, she would not
haue his head on her shoulders for al Messina, as like him
as she is.
I wonder that you will still be talking, signior
Benedicke, no body markes you.
What my deere Ladie Disdaine! are you yet
Is it possible Disdaine should die, while shee
hath such meete foode to feede it, as Signior Benedicke?
Curtesie it selfe must conuert to Disdaine, if you come in
Then is curtesie a turneȑcoate, but it is cer
taine I am loued of all Ladies, onely you excepted: and
I would I could finde in my heart that I had not a hard
heart, for truely I loue none.
A deere happinesse to women, they would else
haue beene troubled with a pernitious Suter, I thanke
God and my cold blood, I am of your humour for that, I
had rather heare my Dog barke at a Crow, than a man
sweare he loues me.
God keepe your Ladiship still in that minde,
Scratching could not make it worse, and 'twere
such a face as yours were.
Well, you are a rare Parrat teacher.
A bird of my tongue, is better than a beast of
I would my horse had the speed of your tongue,
and so good a continuer, but keepe your way a Gods
name, I haue done.
You alwaies end with a Iades tricke, I know
you of old.
This is the summe of all:
, and signior
Benedicke; my deere friend Leonato, hath
inuited you all, I tell him we shall stay here, at the least
a moneth, and he heartily praies some occasion may de
taine vs longer: I dare sweare hee is no hypocrite,
but praies from his heart.
If you sweare, my Lord, you shall not be for
sworne, let mee bid you welcome, my Lord, being re
conciled to the Prince your brother: I owe you all
I thanke you, I am not of many words, but I
Please it your grace leade on
Leonato, we will goe together.
Benedicke, didst thou note the daughter of sig
I noted her not, but I lookt on her.
Is she not a modest yong Ladie?
Doe you question me as an honest man should
doe, for my simple true iudgement? or would you haue
me speake after my custome, as being a professed tyrant
to their sexe