Much Ado About Nothing

by: William Shakespeare

Act III, scene iii

1

“[Y]ou are to bid any man stand, in the Prince’s name.” “How if he will not stand?” “Why, then, take no note of him, but let him go and presently call the rest of the watch together and thank God you are rid of a knave.”

2

But know that I have tonight wooed Margaret, the Lady Hero’s gentlewoman, by the name of Hero. She leans me out at her mistress’ chamber window, bids me a thousand times good night.

3

Call up the right Master Constable. We have here recovered the most dangerous piece of lechery that ever was known in the commonwealth.