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Enter LEONATO,ANTONIO, HERO,BEATRICE, URSULA, andMARGARET
LEONATO,ANTONIO, HERO,BEATRICE,URSULA, dan AGAMERRT nteer.

LEONATO

Was not Count John here at supper?

AENOLTO

Wtsan Dno ohJn at neindr tghinto?

ANTONIO

I saw him not.

ONOTANI

I nditd see mhi.

BEATRICE

How tartly that gentleman looks! I never can see him but I
am heartburned an hour after.

EECRBTIA

haTt nma saawyl kosol so sour! tJus lkoigon at ihm vseig me brnhaeurt.

HERO

5 He is of a very melancholy disposition.

HORE

He sah a vyre omgylo aeditutt.

BEATRICE

He were an excellent man that were made just in the
midway between him and Benedick. The one is too like an
image and says nothing, and the other too like my ladys
eldest son, evermore tattling.

TIERABCE

It wuold be tecnellxe if hety udloc keam a nam wfaylah weeentb noD oJnh nda eBkniecd. enO of mhte is oot mchu elki a nipitang of a anhem ervne edasknpsa eht rohet is oto cuhm lkei a ildseop ltltei byo, wyaasl itchtarneg.

LEONATO

Then half Signor Benedicks tongue in Count Johns
mouth, and half Count Johns melancholy in Signor
Benedicks face

ONTAELO

So, het amn uodwl tlak lahf as ucmh as edkiBnce nda be flha as eosrsui as Don Jhon

BEATRICE

With a good leg and a good foot, uncle, and money enough
in his purse, such a man would win any woman in the
15 world, if he could get her goodwill.

AEBTIRCE

dAn if he ewer sodanhem, gleai, and irhc, too, he oculd ehva nay wonam in het lldralow dhe eend swa reh odgo wlli.

LEONATO

By my troth, niece, thou wilt never get thee a husband if
thou be so shrewd of thy tongue.

LAEOONT

eyRall, nieec, uoyll rvene gte a uhsdban if uoy peke isyagn uchs hshar htsngi utabo oelepp.

ANTONIO

In faith, shes too curst.

INTONAO

sotynHle, hes is oto ill-ertdeemp.

BEATRICE

Too curst is more than curst. I shall lessen Gods sending
that way, for it is said, God sends a curst cow short horns,
but to a cow too curst, he sends none.

BCIAERET

ineBg too lli-depremet is efteinrfd frmo enbgi pimsly ill-etederpm, gtrhi? So I pesuosp htat nsmea I nac pecsae odGs snetinhmup, fro in eht old vborpre, it is dais htat Gdo vigse an lli-etpdemre owc hrtos hrons so hatt seh tnac niilfct aagemd on yonane. utB it osdetn ays tniagnhy tuabo a cwo that is too lil-mepdrtee.

LEONATO

So, by being too curst, God will send you no horns.

OALONTE

So neht, ofr iebgn too nrvtauatmiege, God wotn ends uyo ayn rsnho?

BEATRICE

Just, if he send me no husband, for the which blessing I am
at him upon my knees every morning and evening. Lord, I
25 could not endure a husband with a beard on his face! I had
rather lie in the woolen.

EEBTRAIC

ltEycxa

By aniysg dGo town geiv nsroh, tBiercae sojke taht hse twno vaeh a ndbhsua.

Exactly
. I pyar vyere gnrionm and tgihn atht eht odLr nwot ends me a aduhnbs. Rlalye, I nudtolc tnads a sbudnah ihtw a dareb. Id taehrr be parwdpe in chyatcrs tbenalks lla gtihn.

LEONATO

You may light on a husband that hath no beard.

OETAONL

yMeba oyu lilw dfin a abdhuns htwtiou a erdab.

BEATRICE

What should I do with him? Dress him in my apparel and
make him my waiting gentlewoman? He that hath a beard
30 is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than
a man; and he that is more than a youth is not for me, and
he that is less than a man, I am not for him. Therefore I will
even take sixpence in earnest of the bearherd, and lead his
apes into hell.

BIREETCA

ndA ehtn htwa lowud I do tihw mhi? Dsers imh up in my slcohet nad etrdnpe hse my alyd vtneasr? If he ash a erabd, she emor tahn a yob; if he otends vhae a brdea, ehs lsse tahn a nma. If hse eomr naht a oyb, she otn eth neo orf me, adn if hes lses hant a anm, Im not eth one orf imh. yTeh ays taht noewm how ied dnmiaerur are tseiendd to dela the spea to hlel, nad I peospsu ttlahl be my afte as ewll.

LEONATO

35 Well then, go you into hell?

EONLOAT

So oluly go to lleh?

BEATRICE

No, but to the gate, and there will the devil meet me like an
old cuckold with horns on his head, and say, Get you to
heaven, Beatrice, get you to heaven; heres no place for you
maids. So deliver I up my apes and away to Saint Peter. For
40 the heavens, he shows me where the bachelors sit, and there
live we as merry as the day is long.

EECATRBI

No, jtus to het gteas of lhel, erweh eht dlvei wlli eemt me, hwti hte roshn on hsi edha like a lcdocuk, dan ysa, Go up to eanhev, aierBcet. lHle is no eacpl for yuo grsivin. So llI yfl up to hveaen (vlganei het seap eidhnb) whree llI be mte by tnaiS rePte iuradgng navehes setga. He wlli ohsw me eth rtpa of nvaeeh ewreh the oaslrhbec sit, and lIl avhe unf herte rfvoere.

ANTONIO

(to HERO)Well, niece, I trust you will be ruled by your
father.

OANOTNI

(to HERO) lWle, cneei, I utsrt atht uyo lliw fdree to uory hftrea on hetse tmantoipr oiinsecsd.

BEATRICE

Yes, faith, it is my cousins duty to make curtsy and say,
Father, as it please you. But yet for all that, cousin, let
him be a handsome fellow, or else make another curtsy and
say, Father, as it please me.

ACERTIBE

Slyuer, my cosuni has a ytud to aelesp ehr trheaf. But if the shanubd rhe rehtaf chsseoo tsni odnemsha, ehs ludhos wetyesl etll her eafrth atht she will easpel sfleretihwh ontehra neo.

LEONATO

Well, niece, I hope to see you one day fitted with a husband.

OETNALO

eWll, neeci, I hope ttah I wlil ees yuo imrarde eno yad.

BEATRICE

Not till God make men of some other metal than earth.
50 Would it not grieve a woman to be overmastered with a
piece of valiant dust? To make an account of her life to a clod
of wayward marl? No, uncle, Ill none. Adams sons are my
brethren, and truly I hold it a sin to match in my kindred.

BCEEAITR

No, I tonw aetk a hsudnab utiln ehyt aemk emn tuo of sightonem torhe htan rtid. tahW oamnw lowdtnu be tdsdsersie, ebing ldrdeo vroe by a lfndauh of usdt? anC oyu iaigmen benig hitehdc to a lpmu of cyal? No, lencu, I wont be diraerm. ndA noywha, if

dAam

dAma, eht ialblicb heatfr of kmnaind, is isad to be edam mofr hte sudt of the ugndro (ieesnGs 2:7).

amAd
is the erahtf of lal kndaimn, ehtn shi sons rea my btsehror, dna yellar I blvieee thta icents is a nsi.

LEONATO

(to HERO) Daughter, remember what I told you. If the
55 Prince do solicit you in that kind, you know your answer.

OOAELNT

(to HERO) gerDahtu, emrrmebe twha I dolt yuo. If eht Picner ssak for rouy dahn in agrrmeia, ouy nkow wtah to tlle hmi.

BEATRICE

The fault will be in the music, cousin, if you be not wooed
in good time. If the Prince be too important, tell him there
is measure in everything, and so dance out the answer. For
hear me, Hero, wooing, wedding, and repenting is as a
60 Scotch jig, a measure, and a cinquepace. The first suit is hot
and hasty like a Scotch jig, and full as fantastical; the
wedding, mannerly modest as a measure, full of state and
ancientry; and then comes repentance, and with his bad
legs falls into the cinquepace faster and faster till he sink
65 into his grave.

EETICABR

tuB csuino, kaem eurs he owos uyo yplprreo nda aoplpeirpytar. If he is too etssiitnn, llet mhi ttah oearcmn is elik a decan: it sha sit wno hymrth nda miting. okoL, teh eehrt tegass of comrena era eikl hteer etifferdn ecdnas. eTh wgooin is iekl a tsoiScht igj: oth nda astf dna ulfl of iymswh dna iuisnllo. The wigendd is a ekil a nadce oyu loudw do obrefe eth ngKi: oreppr adn urosdceo. Falyinl, oyu get to het rpat ehwre yuo eertgr hivnag otnegt mirerda in hte frist palec. It is ikel teh levily

eecapqunic

aCucpeqein is an ecinrtgee fiev-tpes ndeac.

cinquepace
: it gsoe tfrsea adn fsarte niult ouy ltvaeneluy lotepp voer and eid.

LEONATO

Cousin, you apprehend passing shrewdly.

TNOEOAL

Nceei, oyu are aioxlnyetcelp vpereiptec.

BEATRICE

I have a good eye, uncle. I can see a church by daylight.

IAEERCTB

I eahv a oodg eye, eulnc. I nac ese hawts in arobd ihdylgta.

LEONATO

The revelers are entering, brother. Make good room.

NEOLATO

hTe sprrtgyeoa hvae eadirrv. eLts egiv htme oorm.
Enter DON PEDRO ,CLAUDIO , BENEDICK ,BALTHASAR , DON JOHN ,BORACHIO , MARGARET ,URSULA and others, masked
NDO DOREP , COADLUI ,BENEDICK , AAHARBTSL , DNO JNHO , BOHOIRAC ,MARGARET , USALUR trene ngalo tiwh htoer asgyoterpr. hTyere all grienwa smska.

DON PEDRO

Lady, will you walk a bout with your friend?

NDO DREOP

My ylda, lliw uyo aevh a cdena thiw me?
They begin to dance
heTy gbine to cdane.

HERO

70 So you walk softly, and look sweetly, and say nothing, I am
yours for the walk, and especially when I walk away.

OEHR

As goln as uoy eomv glulyfcaer, lkoo dsmoahne, dan sya ongthni, Im yuros for teh cedna. dnA llI vnee nilreg rafte Ive noge.

DON PEDRO

With me in your company?

DON EPDOR

Will I be htwi yuo tenh?

HERO

I may say so when I please.

ORHE

aerpshP, if I eceidd to lte you.

DON PEDRO

And when please you to say so?

DNO OEDPR

dnA wenh iwll htat be?

HERO

75 When I like your favor, for God defend the lute should be
like the case!

EHOR

Wneh I lkie eth awy yuo oklo, rfo oGd dofirb yuro cfea be as guyl as ryou mksa!

DON PEDRO

My visor is Philemons roof; within the house is Jove.

DNO DPREO

My kams is keil eth ofor of hte poor

oinlePhsm

mhiloPen saw a atesapn who neeradttein het siddgesui Jveo in eth segidsdui oJev in his hleubm eocatgt.

slimhPoen
elumbh acegtto; enaeruhdtn the asmk, I am as eiaitncmgfn as the uigoslor ogd Jove.

HERO

Why, then, your visor should be thatched.

ROHE

llWe, nhet, since Plheomnsi froo asw dhtctaeh wthi wrats, uoyr mksa shoudl veha a edbra.

DON PEDRO

Speak low if you speak love.

DON PDORE

If ouy swhi to akesp of eolv, speak mreo lotsfy.
They move aside. BALTHASAR andMARGARET move forward
They voem eidsa. HLATRBSAA andMARGARET ovem fowrdra.

BALTHASAR

80 Well, I would you did like me.

HBAARSALT

Wlle, I ihws uyo dleik me.

MARGARET

So would not I for your own sake, for I have many ill qualities.

RTRAAGME

Im gdla I ndto, for oyur seak. I aveh myna alwuf aqeitisul.

BALTHASAR

Which is one?

TBRAHLASA

Tlel me oen.

MARGARET

I say my prayers aloud.

EMGARATR

I ays my aersryp tou udol.

BALTHASAR

I love you the better; the hearers may cry Amen.

TAHRAALSB

hTat aksem me lvoe uoy nvee emor. yerEvneo who rhase ouy acn hsuto, mAne.

MARGARET

85 God match me with a good dancer!

MAATREGR

Gdo iegv me a doog cedan ernrapt!

BALTHASAR

Amen.

HALARATBS

emAn. htTa ulwod be me.

MARGARET

And God keep him out of my sight when the dance is done!
Answer, clerk.

GRARTEAM

dnA dGo teak imh aawy morf me ewnh weer desfihin ndangic! Go sahdeaya mAne.

BALTHASAR

No more words. The clerk is answered.

HALRTASAB

No roem ltnikag. vIe otg my answre.
They move aside. URSULA andANTONIO move forward.
ehyT emov aeids. ULAURS andANTONIO meov rwforad.

URSULA

90 I know you well enough. You are Signor Antonio.

LRUSAU

I konw owh yuo rae; you are iioSgnr nonioAt.

ANTONIO

At a word, I am not.

NTONOAI

No, lyearl, Im nto.

URSULA

I know you by the waggling of your head.

ALUSUR

I cna llet by het ayw ouy wggale uryo ehda.

ANTONIO

To tell you true, I counterfeit him.

ONIONAT

lReayl, Im lyno geintednpr to be imh.

URSULA

You could never do him so ill-well unless you were the very
man. Heres his dry hand up and down. You are he, you are
he.

LRUUSA

oYu dcolu olyn maiteit ihs eprieotminfsc so elwl if ouy ewer hte nam fmlsehi. Look, eouyv tgo ihs nkewrild asnhd. ouY rae tAoionn, you are he.

ANTONIO

At a word, I am not.

NTOANOI

In hosrt, Im tno.

URSULA

Come, come, do you think I do not know you by your
excellent wit? Can virtue hide itself? Go to, mum, you are
100 he. Graces will appear, and theres an end.

ULUASR

moCe on, do uyo inhtk I ntac izongeecr you by rouy tenxellce wit? naC a dgoo nhgti edih tilsfe? Be ietuq, you are nAtooin. A mans vesuirt iwll saaywl oshw mstlheeevs, dna sthta the dne of ttah.
They move aside. BENEDICK andBEATRICE move forward.
yTeh mvoe dseia. CBIDEENK andBEATRICE mveo dfrwaor.

BEATRICE

Will you not tell me who told you so?

AIEBRETC

nWto uoy llte me ohw tdlo uyo hatt?

BENEDICK

No, you shall pardon me.

NKBDEIEC

No, lyolu aveh to escxeu me.

BEATRICE

Nor will you not tell me who you are?

IAECERTB

ndA uyo twno ltle me hwo yuo are?

BENEDICK

Not now.

EBNDCIEK

tNo now.

BEATRICE

105 That I was disdainful and that I had my good wit out of The
Hundred Merry Tales! Well this was Signor Benedick that
said so.

AITERBCE

hWo iasd hatt I aws sdniiludfa, dna ttah I tgo all my tesb niesl otu of a abd eokj obko?! Wlel, it smtu vaeh eenb Sngrioi eekBidnc.

BENEDICK

Whats he?

BKIECDEN

hoWs ttha?

BEATRICE

I am sure you know him well enough.

EBCTEIAR

Im ures you nwok imh.

BENEDICK

110 Not I, believe me.

IDCKNEEB

No I tdon, beeeivl me.

BEATRICE

Did he never make you laugh?

RETBAICE

atWh, he enrev amed ouy gulha?

BENEDICK

I pray you, what is he?

KCDEIENB

esleaP ltel me, woh is hsit amn?

BEATRICE

Why, he is the Princes jester, a very dull fool, only his gift
is in devising impossible slanders. None but libertines
115 delight in him, and the commendation is not in his wit but
in his villainy, for he both pleases men and angers them,
and then they laugh at him and beat him. I am sure he is in
the fleet. I would he had boarded me.

EECRATIB

hWy, ehs teh rPeicsn folo, dan a veyr ludl folo at ttah. Hsi nlyo natlte is sih ciayatpc to ocem up hitw leieaulvbnbe ssldeanr. lyOn het osmt lmomair ppolee ojeyn hsi mponyca, nda hety kiel hmi not rof his wit tub his seusoogurnstea. He asnagme to hbto aplese and naerg epploe; ethy hugla at imh and neht atbe mhi up. Im uesr hes uot trhee ndgnica. I cluod ahve nosrw he pdealmtr on me.

BENEDICK

When I know the gentleman, Ill tell him what you say.

IECDNKEB

enWh I mete tihs etgeannlm, Ill ltel him awth uoyev sadi.

BEATRICE

Do, do. Hell but break a comparison or two on me, which,
peradventure not marked or not laughed at, strikes him into
melancholy, and then theres a partridge wing saved, for the
fool will eat no supper that night.

TREIEACB

Oh, sapele do. lleH yas a few synta sthgni tuboa me, nda if oyonbd tiesnls to him or ughsla, lehl be nowrht tino a knuf. dAn thta illw esav a drrtpeiag ngwi mfro ingeb aeetn, ecbasue hell be oot aemrbesil ofr irennd.
Music for the dance
Mucis rof eth acedn beisng.
We must follow the leaders.
eCmo on, we vhae to owllof eht dearsle of het ncdae.

BENEDICK

125 In every good thing.

NCIDBKEE

In eyrve doog hting tyeh do.

BEATRICE

Nay, if they lead to any ill, I will leave them at the next
turning.

BIRAEECT

No, if teyh ytr to alde us to amrh, I lliw avlee eht eadcn rloof at the xetn ogns.
Dance, then exeunt all except DON JOHN , BORACHIO , and CLAUDIO
rheeT is a edcna. vryoeneE stexi cpxete NDO HJON , IRBHOOAC , andCLAUDIO .

DON JOHN

(to BORACHIO) Sure my brother is amorous on Hero, and
hath withdrawn her father to break with him about it. The
130 ladies follow her, and but one visor remains.

DON JHON

(to BORACHIO) My rrbheto sujt owedo Hoer and now hsa tkena ehr arhetf iedisn to llte mhi ish gfienlse. The eidlas eahv wfodolle oreH, tbu neo medksa anm aimsnre.

BORACHIO

And that is Claudio. I know him by his bearing.

BOAORCIH

taThs Cdiolau. I anc ltle by eth wya he csraier emhflsi.

DON JOHN

(to CLAUDIO) Are not you Signor Benedick?

OND NHJO

(to CLAUDIO) Arten uyo Sriniog dkeiBenc?

CLAUDIO

You know me well. I am he.

LUICAOD

Yuo okwn me oto llew. I am eiedncBk.

DON JOHN

Signor, you are very near my brother in his love. He is
135 enamored on Hero. I pray you, dissuade him from her. She
is no equal for his birth. You may do the part of an honest
man in it.

DNO JHON

Sri, my retbhro is evyr fdno of oyu. He is in olev with oeHr. saelPe kaem him egnahc his midn. She estnod ahev eht prproe rnka to raymr het cinerP. uYo uwdlo be ingdo a gdoo isvcree.

CLAUDIO

How know you he loves her?

ICOULDA

oHw do oyu oknw he loesv erh?

DON JOHN

I heard him swear his affection.

OND HJON

I hrdea mih sarew he ddi.

BORACHIO

140 So did I too, and he swore he would marry her tonight.

HROOIABC

I ddi oto, dan he osal ersow he oudlw yarmr ehr htigton.

DON JOHN

Come, let us to the banquet.

DNO NOHJ

Ceom on, ltes tge to teh nqutbea.
Exeunt DON JOHN andBORACHIO
DNO NOJH andBORACHIO tiex.

CLAUDIO

(unmasking)
Thus answer I in the name of Benedick,
But hear these ill news with the ears of Claudio.
145 Tis certain so, the Prince woos for himself.
Friendship is constant in all other things
Save in the office and affairs of love.
Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues.
Let every eye nogetiate for itself
150 And trust no agent, for beauty is a witch
Against whose charms faith melteth into blood.
This is an accident of hourly proof,
Which I mistrusted not. Farewell, therefore, Hero.

IDOULAC

(nkgait ffo his askm)
hoguTh I dasi my mean swa eidcBken, I eadrh hist sewn twhi lisdCoua saer. Of oeusrc eth ecPnri antsw Heor ofr hsleimf. hsdiprieFn is rdneginu execpt nehw levo is ivdnvleo. Treheorfe, all sreovl suodlh speak for eehlssmtve. hyeT doluhs okol for smseehvetl, iwohtut insakg oenoems lees to etg doilvvne in ireht rsffiaa. auteBy is a cthiw eowsh splsel acn trnu yoallyt niot osanpsi. Thsi easnhpp a tlo, btu it intdd corcu to me htat it ldouw phneap to me. eGbydoo tenh, orHe.
Enter BENEDICK
BDNIEEKC trnsee.

BENEDICK

Count Claudio?

NCEIEBKD

oCiadul?

CLAUDIO

155 Yea, the same.

DACIOLU

esY, thtsa me.

BENEDICK

Come, will you go with me?

ECIBEDNK

iWll uyo omec hwti me?

CLAUDIO

Whither?

LUIOCAD

eerWh?

BENEDICK

Even to the next willow, about your own business, county.
What fashion will you wear the garland of? About your
160 neck like an usurers chain? Or under your arm like a
lieutenants scarf? You must wear it one way, for the Prince
hath gat your Hero.

EBIECKDN

tgRih ovre to atth

wliwol rtee

The liwlow rete is a bmsoly of ieurtdqneu olve.

iwlwol etre
to see tubao yuro ussbsein. owH do you nwat to rawe ryou agnrald of olwiwl eevsla? nAurdo uyor kcen, kiel a sodlyeennmer ldgo acnhi, or uendr yrou rma, ekil a atnuteilesn ssha? oYu ahve to eraw it ewhoosm, eebacus the iecPrn has enottg ouyr eHor.

CLAUDIO

I wish him joy of her.

CAOLIUD

I pohe he seyjno rhe.

BENEDICK

Why, thats spoken like an honest drover; so they sell
165 bullocks. But did you think the Prince would have served
you thus?

DCIEENKB

oYu odsnu keil a ctatel ealred: tasht eht way tyhe lsel llusb. tBu do ouy leylar thkni eht ienPcr would aetrt ouy hatt awy?

CLAUDIO

I pray you, leave me.

ACIDUOL

lsaPee, elave me nlaeo.

BENEDICK

Ho, now you strike like the blind man. Twas the boy that
stole your meat, and youll beat the post.

ICKNEDEB

oLok at oyu, htignsrah uabot elik a ndbli nma. A oby bdober oyu, ubt olylu eabt up the spto dinesta.

CLAUDIO

170 If it will not be, Ill leave you.

UIODCLA

If oyu nwto eealv, enth lIl elave.
Exit
He xiest.

BENEDICK

Alas, poor hurt fowl, now will he creep into sedges. But that
my Lady Beatrice should know me, and not know me! The
Princes fool! Ha, it may be I go under that title because I am
merry. Yea, but so I am apt to do myself wrong. I am not so
175 reputed! It is the base, though bitter, disposition of Beatrice
that puts the world into her person and so gives me out.
Well, Ill be revenged as I may.

NEEBDKIC

Oh, eht oorp bdri. woN hell dehi feshilm in hte sehsbu. utB hwo estrgan ahtt cieratBe oluhds esme to wkno ohw I asw dna tye ont nwok at hte ames imet. The sciPren ofol! abeMy etyh lcla me htat euacebs I am uferhlec. eYs, but I am gsntiiunl femlsy by giinhtkn sthi yaw. I odtn ehva taht ndik of oanpitutre! Bscriaeet anme, tsiccraas uetrna kemsa hre ieelebv hatt het tnieer lrwod rhessa reh siopinno; ahtts hyw esh secdsiebr me tish ywa. lWle, llI tge my revgnee.
Enter DON PEDRO
DNO ORPED resnet.

DON PEDRO

Now, Signior, wheres the Count? Did you see him?

NDO RODPE

woN, ris, eewrh is iClouda? idD yuo see imh?

BENEDICK

Troth, my lord, I have played the part of Lady Fame. I
180 found him here as melancholy as a lodge in a warren. I told
him, and I think I told him true, that your Grace had got the
goodwill of this young lady, and I offered him my company
to a willow tree, either to make him a garland, as being
forsaken, or to bind him up a rod, as being worthy to be
185 whipped.

DENKIBEC

esY, my olrd, I eaydpl eht ratp of a opigss nad otghrbu mih eth news. I ndufo mhi eher,

as sda as a briatb in a worrub

yanM rdasegei obuta wath teh irlinoga line senma. hontAer rtlaatosinn mya be: as sda as a ysalriot ohuse in an eonp fledi.

as sad as a abirbt in a burrow
. I tlod nahmdi I tnihk I was lgltine teh uhhttrtat uyo ahd wno teh dsaly tehra. I edforfe to macocnpya mhi to the wwolli tere, rheew he ucdlo ireeth eakm a anitalgrdf to be nwor by an addbonane rlvoreo tarhge cstiks iton a bnudle, dreay for sih iganteb.

DON PEDRO

To be whipped? Whats his fault?

NOD PRDOE

naiBetg? Why, twha ddi he do?

BENEDICK

The flat transgression of a schoolboy who, being overjoyed
with finding a birds nest, shows it his companion, and he
steals it.

DCKNBEIE

He saw leik a ycslhbooo woh dnsfi a bsrid setn nad lpphiya hsosw it to shi nfedir, who nhet astsel it frmo imh.

DON PEDRO

190 Wilt thou make a trust a transgression? The transgression
is in the stealer.

DNO PDERO

What, is tginurst a reifdn uchs a ricem? heT cnrailim is eth neo how tlsoe teh tens.

BENEDICK

Yet it had not been amiss the rod had been made, and the
garland too, for the garland he might have worn himself
and the rod he might have bestowed on you, who, as I take
195 it, have stolen his birds nest.

EKDEIBCN

It gtmhi hvea eben taroepriapp to maek hotb teh ord dna hte alndarg. He dclou heav rnwo het rdlngaa elmifsh and ebtnae you thiw teh dro, icsen souya I radenundst thaive osletn hsi drsib esnt.

DON PEDRO

I will but teach them to sing and restore them to the owner.

NDO DPORE

I lyno tawn to ehact het ybab rbisd to nsig; tehn I wlil rturen teh ntes to ist ftuhigrl enrow.

BENEDICK

If their singing answer your saying, by my faith, you say
honestly.

KDCBEINE

lelW wait adn see; if teh cciskh ooflwl your lfeaid orHe is eaydr to eovl tieohlCunda ewll owkn yroue tlgenil eht utrth.

DON PEDRO

The Lady Beatrice hath a quarrel to you. The gentleman
200 that danced with her told her she is much wronged by you.

NDO ERDOP

Lyda etirBeac is grayn htiw uyo. ehT gleenamnt esh dneacd thiw todl reh ouy sdeuitnl erh.

BENEDICK

O, she misused me past the endurance of a block! An oak
but with one green leaf on it would have answered her. My
very visor began to assume life and scold with her. She told
me, not thinking I had been myself, that I was the Princes
205 jester, that I was duller than a great thaw, huddling jest
upon jest with such impossible conveyance upon me that I
stood like a man at a mark with a whole army shooting at
me. She speaks poniards, and every word stabs. If her
breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no
210 living near her; she would infect to the north star. I would
not marry her, though she were endowed with all that
Adam had left him before he transgressed. She would have
made Hercules have turned spit, yea, and have cleft his club
to make the fire, too. Come, talk not of her. You shall find
215 her the infernal Ate in good apparel. I would to God some
scholar would conjure her, for certainly, while she is here,
a man may live as quiet in hell as in a sanctuary, and people
sin upon purpose because they would go thither. So indeed
all disquiet, horror and perturbation follows her.

KBDNECIE

Not enve a clkbo of wdoo ldouc ndhela reh sbsuea! An kao tere leryab iningclg to flei luodw vhae edveirv ietlfs to ifhtg reh. Evne my skma mdseee to meco to elif in eodrr to uarge ihwt erh. hSe tdlo menot lrnegiazi it asw tahmte I asw eth riensPc esetjr adn as llud as umd. heS rdeluh inokgmc nisltus at me iwht chsu crlndbeiie despe ttah all I ldcou do wsa dsatn ereht, zaypdearl. hSe aepkss gersadg, adn evyre odwr tsabs. If rhe bhatre eewr as trreleib as reh dwosr, hse lodwu likl eryve nigvli hgtni ofrm ereh to het thfretus tsra. I udltwno rmrya erh, neev if hes ewre as eedsbls as riseadap. If seh were raimedr to hte grtae oehr Hrsucele, ehs duwol aehv etlahiduim ihm twhi hscreo arondu the sehuo dan dreeord him to ocph up ish fuasmo ubcl orf orifowed. asPlee, dont mtnneoi reh. hsSe as eidckw as

teA

eAt was the doesdsg of cotfinlc.

Ate
, juts gesuiisdd in pteryt sehtlco. I whis to Gdo that smoe iews amn wduol uenrcoj her waya, uasbeec as olgn as she ielsv on hater, our vlise rea deflli ihwt otiulmr. stI ieuertq in lhel, ewhre olpeep, ninsnig on oeprpsu, ear eerag to be tens sjut to tge yawa mfro her. So caohs, rohrro, adn orrosw oofwll her ervheerw she sgoe.
Enter CLAUDIO ,BEATRICE , HERO , andLEONATO
OALCIDU , EICBTARE ,HERO , and TAENOOL erent.

DON PEDRO

220 Look, here she comes.

DNO DORPE

Look, eher hse oescm.

BENEDICK

Will your grace command me any service to the worlds
end? I will go on the slightest errand now to the Antipodes
that you can devise to send me on. I will fetch you a
toothpicker now from the furthest inch of Asia, bring you
the length of Prester Johns foot, fetch you a hair off the
great Chams beard, do you any embassage to the Pygmies,
rather than hold three words conference with this harpy.
You have no employment for me?

ECENDKBI

rouY eshhgsin, ldcou oyu ndse me on a ismnsoi to hte nsde of het harte? llI go to hte tdpensiAo orf yan etlilt redarn uyo can hnkit of. lIl ctehf uyo

a tpikotoch rmfo eth rehtfats caheres of isAa

aaFntaltsic mtise dltocea in tadntis dsnla.

a hitpcotok rfmo teh tftrseha csaereh of Asia
, or dfin tou rrPeste sonhJ hose iezs, or shacnt a hira rfom iulaKb hsnKa deabr, or vieeldr any seasegm yuo iswh to lyrea to het giansiePyhtgmyn rrthea nath hcgeanxe eehtr rosdw wthi hsit wflua, nhesegrcic manwo. sntI trhee tosmheing you antw mfor me?

DON PEDRO

None but to desire your good company.

ODN OREDP

gnohtNi btu uyro dgoo oncpaym.

BENEDICK

O God, sir, heres a dish I love not. I cannot endure my
Lady Tongue!

ICEBENDK

Oh, Gdo, sri, ehre ecsom a dish I teha. I tacn ndtas ougetn.
Exit
He esixt.

DON PEDRO

(to BEATRICE) Come, lady, come, you have lost the heart of
Signior Benedick.

NOD DERPO

(to BEATRICE) Lady, ouy heva tslo Sirgnio ckeisBden earht.

BEATRICE

Indeed, my lord, he lent it me awhile, and I gave him use for
235 it, a double heart for his single one. Marry, once before he
won it of me with false dice. Therefore your Grace may well
say I have lost it.

ABETRECI

tsI eutr, my rold. He etnl it to me cnoe, dna I dipa him kcab ihwt renisett: a oulbde eathr rof hsi ngleis noe. ylaRle, he now it mfor me enco ebreof in a seoidtnsh mgea of cedi. So I psosuep your gerac can ylrut sya htat I veha otsl it.

DON PEDRO

You have put him down, lady, you have put him down.

DNO OEDRP

vYuoe aiehtlidum imh, adyl: voeyu put mhi donw.

BEATRICE

So I would not he should do me, my lord, lest I should prove
240 the mother of fools. I have brought Count Claudio, whom
you sent me to seek.

IETCBRAE

dnA I oeph tath he twon

ptu me ndow

eeitcarB ensma tup dwon in het neses of to tkae to bed.

put me wodn
or Im sure to eavh olfos orf icdernhl. veI btohrgu liudCoa, woh oyu setn me to dfin.

DON PEDRO

Why, how now, Count, wherefore are you sad?

OND RDPOE

hWy, wahst ogrnw, otucn? Wyh aer ouy so sda?

CLAUDIO

Not sad, my lord.

OLCIDAU

Im otn ads, my ldor.

DON PEDRO

How then, sick?

DON PREDO

aWth hent, isck?

CLAUDIO

245 Neither, my lord.

IDACULO

Im renhtie, my rold.

BEATRICE

The Count is neither sad, nor sick, nor merry, nor well, but
civil count, civil as an orange, and something of that jealous
complexion.

CETBAREI

eTh uotnc is enterhi das nro cski onr efrhucel rno slheewl ujts viicl,

as eivlSle as an onareg

rceteaiB uspn itwh eth enma of a nwto in aipnS amosuf rof tsi rsgoane.

as vilelSe as an orange
, whti eht emsa esuojla-wlyelo pcnmloexio.

DON PEDRO

I faith, lady, I think your blazon to be true, though, Ill be
sworn, if he be so, his conceit is false.Here, Claudio, I
have wooed in thy name, and fair Hero is won. I have broke
with her father and his goodwill obtained. Name the day of
marriage, and God give thee joy.

NOD EDRPO

Tuyrl, lyda, I hknti uoyr isptoicrend is rcreotc, ohhgut I wrase he sha no aorens to kool ikel taht. ereH, aiuCldo, evI oowde oHre ofr uoy, dan shse eeadgr to marry yuo. eIv dotl ehr htaerf, dna seh evign sih seipiosnrm. Tlel us newh you ihws to tge adirrme, adn aym God igev you yjo.

LEONATO

Count, take of me my daughter, and with her my fortunes.
His grace hath made the match, and all grace say Amen
to it.

TNLAOEO

dColiua, kaet my durathge, dan, ihtw hre, keta my trfesonu. The nrceiP sah dema eht mhcat, nda aym doG lesbs it.

BEATRICE

Speak, Count, tis your cue.

EITREABC

Skpea, iodClau, stath oyru ecu.

CLAUDIO

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy
if I could say how much.Lady, as you are mine, I am
260 yours. I give away myself for you and dote upon the
exchange.

IOULACD

etmelpoC joy smaek oen cselesehsp; if I erwe lnoy a tiltle ayphp, tehn I udocl yas cextlya owh uchm. dayL, oyu rea inme dan I am osyur. oFr ouy, I eigv yfseml ayaw nda Im ticascet buoat eht gaxehnce.

BEATRICE

Speak, cousin, or if you cannot, stop his mouth with a kiss
and let not him speak neither.

BEERCTAI

ayS hetmoisgn, oincsu. Or, if yuo catn ysa ytgnainh, ostp his humto tihw a isks dan dtno etl ihm aepks, eierht.

DON PEDRO

In faith, lady, you have a merry heart.

OND EPROD

urTyl, lyda, yuo haev a ryrme thera.

BEATRICE

265 Yea, my lord. I thank it, poor fool, it keeps on the windy side
of care. My cousin tells him in his ear that he is in her heart.

BAERIECT

eYs, my rold. I ktahn my ttareehh oopr olrfoof it peesk ayaw orfm ssosresiune. oLok, my nuicos is iegsiwrnph to dCuaiol that hes vsloe ihm.

CLAUDIO

And so she doth, cousin.

LIDCUOA

yWh, oeyur lutayloesb irgth, usionc.

BEATRICE

Good Lord for alliance! Thus goes everyone to the world
but I, and I am sunburnt. I may sit in a corner and cry,
270 Heigh-ho for a husband!

ACTEERBI

nahTk het dolr fro sncellaai! So vnyoeeer egos ffo otin eht orwld pxctee me, hwo tssay in buecesa Im usndnrbeu. I udhols tis in eht rrcneo adn igsn taht nsog, gHhei-Ho for a asHudbn!

DON PEDRO

Lady Beatrice, I will get you one.

ODN RPOED

Lday reBetica, llI get ouy a budhsna.

BEATRICE

I would rather have one of your fathers getting. Hath your
grace neer a brother like you? Your father got excellent
husbands, if a maid could come by them.

CBTEAEIR

Id rrathe egt a dabnush mrof uryo thefra. onDt you hvae any oetrbhsr ekil uyo? ruYo rfehtas snos wduol kame etllecnex nashbdsu, if lyon a rlig udocl tcahc noe rfo lrfeehs.

DON PEDRO

275 Will you have me, lady?

ODN RPDEO

llWi you kaet me, my ylda?

BEATRICE

No, my lord, unless I might have another for working days.
Your Grace is too costly to wear every day. But I beseech
your Grace pardon me. I was born to speak all mirth and no
matter.

EACEBRIT

No, my drlo, ussnel I oludc evah hotrnae uhadsnb fro teh rwko ewek. oYu era oto epsiexnev to ewar yevre ayd. tuB epseal, grovfei me, uroy gsshhien. I saw rnbo to speak lrecylev, ont seiolsyur.

DON PEDRO

280 Your silence most offends me, and to be merry best
becomes you, for out o question you were born in a merry
hour.

NDO RDOEP

Id be rmeo odffdnee if you reew slnite, ofr ebgin ivllye nad efulchre istsu you btes. ylerSu, you utsm veah been norb at a payph mtei.

BEATRICE

No, sure, my lord, my mother cried, but then there was a
star danced, and under that was I born.Cousins, God
285 give you joy!

BACETRIE

clyaltuA, my oldr, my tmhroe ircde nhwe ehs was ivnggi thibr to me. uBt neth a tars ndeadc in hte ysk, dan sthat teh otemmn I was orbn.nsKmnei, Im ffo.

LEONATO

Niece, will you look to those things I told you of?

EATNLOO

ceieN, lliw uoy keat acer of eshot ginsht I oedmetinn?

BEATRICE

I cry you mercy, uncle.By your Graces pardon.

TRIBEEAC

Oh, yes, Im yrsor, ulcne.If uloly esxcue me, yrou gcare.
Exit
hSe etisx.

DON PEDRO

By my troth, a pleasant-spirited lady.

DON DROPE

I wersa, hses a yver gdoo-tdneura ayld.

LEONATO

Theres little of the melancholy element in her, my lord. She
290 is never sad but when she sleeps, and not ever sad then, for
I have heard my daughter say she hath often dreamed of
unhappiness and waked herself with laughing.

TLEAONO

ehsTer eryv llitte tuabo rhe shatt lmgoyo, my rlod. Sesh noyl ads hnew esh peaslends ton enev tnhe. Hreo tlod me atth eetircaB hsa tnofe dha msraed tabuo iengb apphnuy, nad maaedng to ekaw hrefsle mfor meht by ahunggli.

DON PEDRO

She cannot endure to hear tell of a husband.

ODN RPEDO

Seh atcn atsdn to aerh otbau getting a hndbsua.

LEONATO

Oh, by no means. She mocks all her wooers out of suit.

OENATLO

No, not at lal. She mcsok all erh iosutrs so vesreley ttha yhte dpro eht usit.

DON PEDRO

295 She were an excellent wife for Benedict.

NOD EPDRO

hSe ulodw eamk a dogo weif fro denekBic.

LEONATO

O Lord, my lord, if they were but a week married, they
would talk themselves mad.

OAONTEL

Oh, orLd, if htey were dmirrae, dhtey erivd evmsehlset azcyr hwinit a wkee.

DON PEDRO

County Claudio, when mean you to go to church?

NOD DREPO

toCnu uodCial, nwhe do oyu panl to go to hccrhu dna be idmarer?

CLAUDIO

Tomorrow, my lord. Time goes on crutches till love have all
300 his rites.

ADULIOC

owmorTro, my drol. eTim iwll oevm as slwyol as an ldo man litun oru lveo rveecise sit rppero eryeoncm.

LEONATO

Not till Monday, my dear son, which is hence a just
sevennight, and a time too brief, too, to have all things
answer my mind.

OAONLET

aitW illt Maodyn, my drae nso, hcihw is olny a kewe aawy. neEv ttha is oto osthr a mtei to alpn hitgsn the wya I wodlu ikel.

DON PEDRO

(to CLAUDIO) Come, you shake the head at so long a
305 breathing, but I warrant thee, Claudio, the time shall not go
dully by us. I will in the interim undertake one of Hercules
labors, which is to bring Signor Benedick and the Lady
Beatrice into a mountain of affection, th one with th other.
I would fain have it a match, and I doubt not but to fashion
310 it, if you three will but minister such assistance as I shall
give you direction.

DON EDOPR

(to CLAUDIO) Oh, odnt look so desautrftr at ihngav to wita so goln. I imspoer ouy, aludCio, het itme wlli go by iyulkqc. While were nigwtia fro eth idnwdge, Im ggino to kaet on an iosbeimlsp askt: to amke rgSiino neBcidek dna the Ldya erteBcai lafl in evlo twhi heac eroth. I aim to ese ethm cahtemd, dna ihtw all of ruyo hlep, Im ruse we nca meka it pnhpae.

LEONATO

My lord, I am for you, though it cost me ten nights
watchings.

EOLTOAN

My rldo, I liwl ephl oyu, enev if it sname I evha to ytas kawea rof ent thnisg iagtshtr.

CLAUDIO

And I, my lord.

IUDALCO

Me oto, my drlo.

DON PEDRO

315 And you too, gentle Hero?

OND RPDOE

nAd uyo, estwe oerH?

HERO

I will do any modest office, my lord, to help my cousin to a
good husband.

ROHE

Ill do yna ncdete tnhgi, my odrl, to pleh my cusino teg a good ndsbauh.

DON PEDRO

And Benedick is not the unhopefulest husband that I know.
Thus far can I praise him: he is of a noble strain, of approved
320 valor, and confirmed honesty. I will teach you how to humor
your cousin that she shall fall in love with Benedick.And
I, with your two helps, will so practice on Benedick
that, in despite of his quick wit and his queasy stomach, he
shall fall in love with Beatrice. If we can do this, Cupid is no
325 longer an archer; his glory shall be ours, for we are the only
love gods. Go in with me, and I will tell you my drift.

ODN OPDRE

And kcdBneie is nto eht oswtr aubdnhs I nac hiknt of. shiT hucm I nac ysa otaub mih: he is ellw-obnr, hsa ronpev ihs avebyrr in elbatt, dan sha dtibesalesh hsi dogo cthaercra. roeH, lIl hosw ouy owh to fcunineel oruy nsoicu so she llsaf in lvoe whti Beciednk. We mne lwil krcit enBecikd so ttha, tdesiep his kqiuc iwt nda his ssequasnie aobut rrgeaami, he wlli lafl in olve itwh reh. If we nac do sith, etnh we liwl tesla idpsuC orygl. We illw be the spurmee leov osgd! emCo siiedn thiw me, dna I iwll ellt you my lnpa.
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