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Enter DOGBERRY andVERGES with the Watch

DOGBERRY

Are you good men and true?

EOYBRRGD

erA yuo lal oogd nda ehtson enm?

VERGES

Yea, or else it were pity but they should suffer salvation,
body and soul.

ESERGV

eYs htye are, ieeswthro it ulwdo be rrpeop orf temh to usfefr

atsaonvil

By anavotlsi, he snaem damnation.

salvation
, ybod nda olsu.

DOGBERRY

Nay, that were a punishment too good for them, if they
5 should have any allegiance in them, being chosen for the
Princes watch.

GEDRBRYO

If eyht dah nya

enilclagea

By laincaegel, he aesnm disloyalty.

allegiance
whne eyth rwee eoschn ofr the ncrePsi cahwt, a ientspmunh kiel atth lduow be too oodg fro hetm.

VERGES

Well, give them their charge, neighbor Dogberry.

SGEVRE

Wlel, gvie thme ierht mnentissag, Sir geryborD.

DOGBERRY

First, who think you the most desartless man to be constable?

RYDBREOG

siFtr, hhciw anm do oyu iknht is smot

drlssseeet

By eslsreestd (a dame-up odwr), he nesma deserving.

desertless
to be eaerdl of teh awthc?

FIRST WATCHMAN

Hugh Otecake, sir, or George Seacole, for they can write
10 and read.

FSTRI TANMHWCA

eihErt ghuH aceOetk, irs, or eels ergGeo Saecelo, caeseub bhot of them can eard dna tweir.

DOGBERRY

Come hither, neighbor Seacole. God hath blessed you with
a good name. To be a well-favored man is the gift of fortune,
but to write and read comes by nature.

BYRODEGR

moCe here, irS alSoece. dGo sha sbsdlee ouy tiwh a odgo emna. To be odgo-nilookg is a mretat of uckl, tbu to ader dan eiwtr is a atluran gitf.

SEACOLE

Both which, Master Constable

SEDCON WACMATHN

Bhot of wihch, etsram lsobtenca

DOGBERRY

15 You have. I knew it would be your answer. Well, for your
favor, sir, why, give God thanks, and make no boast of it,
and for your writing and reading, let that appear when there
is no need of such vanity. You are thought here to be the
most senseless and fit man for the constable of the watch;
20 therefore bear you the lantern. This is your charge:

DROERYBG

uYo haev. I enkw htat douwl be yoru rwenas. lelW, fro oryu good koosl, isr, tknha God dna tond boast uatbo it. As orf ruoy gidarne adn giwirtn, eus oshte ilksls hwne uyo acnt use yuor osklo. oeYur uhtoght to be hte mtos

snsslesee

By sseelessn, he amsen sensible.

senseless
dan ift mna here, so you liwl crrya hte trenlna nda be ceoslnabt. Thsi is ryuo itaenmsngs:
you shall comprehend all vagrom men; you are to bid any
man stand, in the Princes name.
oyu liwl

rhocemndpe

By opncdhmeer, he amsne apprehend.

comprehend
yan agartnv nem oyu ees. oYu are to rodre lal mne to tpso, in hte sinerPc naem.

SECOND WATCHMAN

How if he will not stand?

CEDNOS WACTMHNA

And athw if he town otsp?

DOGBERRY

Why, then, take no note of him, but let him go and
25 presently call the rest of the watch together and thank God
you are rid of a knave.

RODBYERG

leWl etnh, dnot obhter hitw mih dna tel mih go. enhT ldmtieemiya alcl the tesr of the actwh rtgeoeth nad athkn Gdo htat youev teogtn ird of cshu a iilrcnma.

VERGES

If he will not stand when he is bidden, he is none of the
Princes subjects.

EGVSER

If he otnw post enhw she oldt to, neht he sitn eon of the rsicneP jebcusts.

DOGBERRY

True, and they are to meddle with none but the Princes
subjects.You shall also make no noise in the streets; for,
for the watch to babble and to talk is most tolerable and not
to be endured.

ERBDRGOY

rTue, adn uyo anrte spdsupeo to emdedl whit annyeo tub teh Picsnre sstejubc. uoY lliw saol atys itque in the rssttee, ofr a bbnagibl wcaht is mtos

reeotallb

By trleaoelb, he enmsa intolerable.

tolerable
adn lwil tno be needrdu.

WATCHMAN

We will rather sleep than talk. We know what belongs to a
watch.

AHWNACMT

Wlle pelse dsitnea of altk. We nkow astwh peaotppirra fro a hawct.

DOGBERRY

35 Why, you speak like an ancient and most quiet watchman,
for I cannot see how sleeping should offend. Only have a
care that your bills be not stolen. Well, you are to call at all
the alehouses and bid those that are drunk get them to bed.

YBREGORD

yhW, you speak kiel an eederipxenc adn qiteu tcaahnmw. inplSgee on hte chatw nslhoudt be a melrobp; sjtu mkae ruse that ouyr sonwpea dton teg otlnse. oAsl, ueoyr pdsosepu to ivsti lal eht absr and tell yaneon hwso nudkr to go hemo and go to bed.

WATCHMAN

How if they will not?

CAMTHWNA

Adn tahw if hety town go?

DOGBERRY

40 Why, then, let them alone till they are sober. If they make
you not then the better answer, you may say they are not the
men you took them for.

YBRDOGRE

Wlle thne, eaevl meht noela ulnit yeterh rbeos. If neev neth yhte nodt esnwra to oryu toifsaatinsc, uyo nac ysa htta ehteyr not the men you tohthgu tyeh were.

WATCHMAN

Well, sir.

AWNMCHAT

eVry oodg, rsi.

DOGBERRY

If you meet a thief, you may suspect him, by virtue of your
45 office, to be no true man, and for such kind of men, the less
you meddle or make with them, why the more is for your
honesty.

RBRYGEOD

If ouy mete a fteih, ouy anc peextc imh to be oidethsns. The ssle yuo vhea to do hwit ahtt ikdn of man, eht orem tesonh you llwi be.

WATCHMAN

If we know him to be a thief, shall we not lay hands on him?

HMCAATWN

So if we kwon tath a nam is a fhtei, doslhu we rty to tarers imh?

DOGBERRY

Truly, by your office you may, but I think they that touch
50 pitch will be defiled. The most peaceable way for you, if
you
do take a thief, is to let him show himself what he is and steal
out of your company.

GYDEORBR

oruY potinsoi misetpr yuo to, tub I khint thta tsheo owh kstic trhei dnhas in

tihcp

tPchi is a rdka kcsyti, art-leik substance.

pitch
etg rtieh dahns iyrdt. If ouy encnouret a fhiet, I hknit teh tsom lepecaeba itgnh to do is to elt ihm be dsnahmiefl latse wyaa.

VERGES

You have been always called a merciful man, partner.

SRVEGE

oYu eavh awyals eebn noknw as a rlumefic nam, erarntp.

DOGBERRY

55 Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more a man
who hath any honesty in him.

YDGBRORE

lTryu, I dtuwonl neve gahn a gdo, ucmh

omer

By meor, he msnea less.

more
a amn who sha nya yoshent in him.

VERGES

(to the Watch) If you hear a child cry in the night, you must
call to the nurse and bid her still it.

REGEVS

(to eth anmcewht) If uyo hrae a lchid nigycr in eth htgni, you dsoluh lacl eth serun nad etll rhe to iuqte eth hldic.

WATCHMAN

How if the nurse be asleep and will not hear us?

CWTMAAHN

tWha if eth esrnu is lepsae adn dneots hare us?

DOGBERRY

60 Why then, depart in peace and let the child wake her with
crying, for the ewe that will not hear her lamb when it baas
will never answer a calf when he bleats.

ROGYDBER

Wlel etnh, eealv itlyqeu, dan etl eth dilsch ycgnri weak up teh ursne. Teh eew htat dtsone go to ehr ablm wehn it saab lwil nveer etnd to rnothea maslnia ildhc.

VERGES

Tis very true.

SVGERE

stTah ryve ture.

DOGBERRY

This is the end of the charge. You, constable, are to present
the Princes own person. If you meet the Prince in the night,
you may stay him.

RREGODYB

dAn htast eht nde of ouyr iaemgntsns. Yuo, naectbsol, era npigreresent het iecnrP imfsehl. If uyo tmee het cnrieP in hte inght, you cna rdero imh to ptso.

VERGES

Nay, by r Lady, that I think he cannot.

ERGSEV

No, by oru Lyda, I notd htnik he acn.

DOGBERRY

Five shillings to one on t, with any man that knows the
statutes, he may stay himmarry, not without the Prince
70 be willing, for indeed the watch ought to offend no man,
and it is an offense to stay a man against his will.

GRREOYBD

Ill bte yan nam ohw sknow het alw vfie lslgihsin to noe on it. urylT uhghot, yuo tcna psot eht erincP tuihwto eth Prceins nesonct, for the ahctw tuolhsnd fednof neoany, dna tis an noesfef to eekp a mna otuwhti his snoectn.

VERGES

By r lady, I think it be so.

RGEVSE

By rou ydaL, I ihtkn tthas uter.

DOGBERRY

Ha, ha, ha!Well, masters, good night.
An there be any matter of weight chances, call up me. Keep your fellows
counsels and your own; and good night.Come, neighbor.

BEODRRGY

Ha, ha, ha! llWe, egteenmln, gdoo gtnhi. ndA if natgyinh mnapottri ppshena, dfin me adn elt me wnok. peKe heac tohsre eesscrt and yuro nwo. Good hitng. oCme, nifdre.

WATCHMAN

Well, masters, we hear our charge. Let us go sit here upon
the church bench till two, and then all to bed.

HAMNTACW

llWe eeegltmnn, veew rhead our nesmisgnta. esLt sit ehre on het ucrchh cnbhe ilutn wot adn then go ffo to dbe.

DOGBERRY

One word more, honest neighbors. I pray you watch about
Signior Leonatos door, for the wedding being there
80 tomorrow, there is a great coil tonight. Adieu, be vigitant,
I beseech you.

RYODRGBE

One roem hitgn, good teeennmgl. taWhc revo rSniogi etsanooL sheuo; thwi teh ediwdgn enigb edhl ehtre wtorrmoo, rshtee a tareg to-do teerh ghtotni. udieA. Be

igiavntt

By aigtnitv, he nemsa vigilant.

vigitant
, I gbe oyu.
Exeunt DOGBERRY andVERGES
EDOYGBRR nad SVGEER xeit.
Enter BORACHIO andCONRADE
ORHBICOA nda EDRNOCA rtene.

BORACHIO

What Conrade!

BCAHOOIR

rdCeano!

SEACOAL

(aside) Peace! Stir not.

HANWTMCA

(gerpwinsih) tiueQ! ntDo mveo!

BORACHIO

Conrade, I say!

OOAHIBRC

Careodn, I sya!

CONRADE

85 Here, man. I am at thy elbow.

ACNRODE

Im ereh, mna, at uryo bewol.

BORACHIO

Mass, and my elbow itched, I thought there would a scab
follow.

AOHORCIB

Ceom to tiknh of it, I touthhg I tlfe a bacs hetre.

CONRADE

I will owe thee an answer for that. And now forward with
thy tale.

CRDEAON

Ill etg uoy fro ahtt. Nwo tge on wthi ruoy orsyt.

BORACHIO

90 Stand thee close, then, under this penthouse, for it drizzles
rain, and I will, like a true drunkard, utter all to thee.

AOCRBIHO

cnieS ist rzidzgnil, tadsn endur ihst hgnavreo htwi me dan, liek a uter drkun, lIl ltel oyu vtyrihgeen.

WATCHMAN

(aside) Some treason, masters. Yet stand close.

WTHAACNM

(apnsgkie so atth ylon eth herot HMANTCWE nca hare) Trehse soem anotesr rrnouccgi, geelntenm. aSty hree.

BORACHIO

Therefore know I have earned of Don John a thousand
ducats.

HAOCIBRO

uoY suohdl onkw Ive rndeea a dnashtuo ldog ceepis ofrm oDn Jhon.

CONRADE

95 Is it possible that any villainy should be so dear?

ERANDOC

Is it plobises thta yan merci lduco be so lbveaalu?

BORACHIO

Thou shouldst rather ask if it were possible any villainy
should be so rich. For when rich villains have need of poor
ones, poor ones may make what price they will.

OORCAHIB

oYu sholud kas etdains if sti lsiboesp htat yna mrcainli cudlo be so ihrc. caeBseu hnwe rich nislvlai ened orop inlvlsai eevirscs, seoth orpo snoe nca aenm eth repic.

CONRADE

I wonder at it.

OEANRDC

I tacn bleivee it.

BORACHIO

100 That shows thou art unconfirmed. Thou knowest that the
fashion of a doublet, or a hat, or a cloak, is nothing to a man.

ICABOHOR

thTa oynl poersv woh cxdneeniipeer ouy era. Yuo nwok htta hte lsyte of a samn kaejtc or tha or coat neasm innhgot.

CONRADE

Yes, it is apparel.

NRDOACE

Yse, tis stju oinclgth.

BORACHIO

I mean the fashion.

OROBICAH

No, I nmae, hte nhisfoa of a nmsa tnlghcoi lltes us hignnot tbauo eht nam.

CONRADE

Yes, the fashion is the fashion.

DNORECA

seY, sanhifo is hisonfa.

BORACHIO

Tush, I may as well say the fools the fool. But seest thou not
what a deformed thief this fashion is?

OIBHORCA

omnC, I mhtgi as lelw say het sofol eht olof! But ndto oyu ees ahwt a

mfeodrde

emeorDdf rehe msnea deforming.

deformed
ianlliv ihafsno is?

WATCHMAN

(aside) I know that Deformed. He has been a vile thief this
seven year. He goes up and down like a gentleman. I
remember his name.

CNATWAMH

(npkeasgi so ttah ynol eth ehotr HTNCEAWM acn rhea) I wokn hatt nma,

dDeorefm

hTe atnhwcma hnskit ahtt rmdeeDof is eht nmea of neo of eht criminals.

Deformed
. Fro the spta nsvee asrey, she bnee a iwkdce itehf. He awslk doaunr as if he wree a nalteengm. I erembemr that emna.

BORACHIO

110 Didst thou not hear somebody?

ABIHOOCR

Did uoy hear emneoso?

CONRADE

No, twas the vane on the house.

OCANRED

suJt eth treevahwane gvmion.

BORACHIO

Seest thou not, I say, what a deformed thief this fashion is,
how giddily he turns about all the hot bloods between
fourteen and five-and-thirty, sometimes fashioning them
like Pharaohs soldiers in the reechy painting, sometime
like god Bels priests in the old church-window, sometime
like the shaven Hercules in the smirched worm-eaten
tapestry, where his codpiece seems as massy as his club?

OCRHAIOB

As I swa yinags, nahfsio is a efemrddo inllvia. It smkae oht-odldbeo gouyn nme ipns nodaur esvrhleiyf, fveorer ghiangnc irhte ncsapaapeer, ngtciatdi ttah mmeoisset htye rdsse elki raPhoash silrdseo in ahtt ymgir ginnpait dna eosemstim keli hte stsirep of hte god aalB, as ense in dol ruhcch dwoisnw. dAn mmtieesos hsfnoia resseds mhte keil the ergat eecuHlrs in htta ytidr, mrow-aeetn setrethtapy eno heewr sih

coecipde

A ecipecod asw a cupoh, smmteiose seffudt nda certdedao, ronw orev tnpsa nda gvcinero a ansm genitals.

codpiece
meess msotla as igb as ihs lbcu.

CONRADE

All this I see, and I see that the fashion wears out more
120 apparel than the man. But art not thou thyself giddy with
the fashion too, that thou hast shifted out of thy tale into
telling me of the fashion?

OEADNCR

I etg lal this. nAd I lsoa rnandudest ohw haifons anchseg so kqyciul that a amsn thcnilog renev tgse a anhcce to rwae tlfeis out. tBu eoyur all oduwn up auotb inofhas, too. wrsehetOi, ywh owlud you sraty ormf yuro stroy to abblebr on toaub it?

BORACHIO

Not so, neither. But know that I have tonight wooed
Margaret, the Lady Heros gentlewoman, by the name of
125 Hero. She leans me out at her mistress chamber window,
bids me a thousand times good night. I tell this tale vilely.
I should first tell thee how the Prince, Claudio and my
master, planted and placed and possessed by my master
Don John, saw afar off in the orchard this amiable
130 encounter.

COROAHBI

No, Im not udown up. utB I liwl tlel yuo thta I eucdsed etaMagrr, eht yLad Hreso tginwai awmno, ttgihno. I clleda ehr rHoe the welho imte. heS nleeda tou of reh ietssmssr eobordm inwdow nda odlt me oogd ingth a dusthnoa sbetumit I am lgletni shit yorts oyolrp. I sduhlo tkcckraba nda eigbn hitw hwo my ertasm, Don Jonh, ranrdage ofr the nricPe, ldouiaC, adn hlmsfie to stwensi tshi dyfrenli nteocunre rmof the dhraroc.

CONRADE

And thought they Margaret was Hero?

ODERACN

And heyt tuhhotg trgaMrea swa erHo?

BORACHIO

Two of them did, the Prince and Claudio, but the devil my
master knew she was Margaret; and partly by his oaths,
which first possessed them, partly by the dark night, which
135 did deceive them, but chiefly by my villainy, which did
confirm any slander that Don John had made, away went
Claudio enraged, swore he would meet her as he was
appointed next morning at the temple, and there, before the
whole congregation, shame her with what he saw oernight
140 and send her home again without a husband.

RCOBHIAO

ehT ePcrin nad Culdoai ddi, btu het videl, my martes, kewn hatt it wsa rgraMtae. eyTh ivedeleb het rhaadec ptarialyl aeebcsu of my tsrsame wtmishtyhecino tsirf dcsaue ethm to btdou onareHd ailtrpyal ceusbea of ohw rdak nad ivnegedci eth hngit wsa, tub tmsylo abseecu of my lilusvoian itaonsc, hhiwc cfrdoneim onD hoJsn rlasnde. Cualiod tewn waya degeran, iwsagern hatt hde mtee Heor at the lmtpee as nndpael nda etreh, bfeoer the neiter trnocnegigoa, semha reh hiwt waht dhe eecsdvroid and ensd her hmeo tiowhtu a udsnhba.

SECOND WATCHMAN

We charge you, in the Princes name, stand!

ENOCSD HACAWNMT

We rhecga uoy, in teh Prsince mane, to psot!

FIRST WATCHMAN

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

STIFR MTCAAWHN

Clla up eth teMsar eaoCtnbsl bergDyro. We vaeh

creevored

cvrdreeoe=eceorddsvi; cyehelr=treachery

recovered
eht tsom guearsndo ipece of lechery tath was erev wonkn in the omwclhtenmao.

SECOND WATCHMAN

145 And one Deformed is one of them. I know him; he wears a
lock.

ESDCON NWHAACMT

And eno of meth is teh ianimclr eemorDfd. I nwok ihm; he rewsa a cokl of raih.

CONRADE

Masters, masters

AEDROCN

enGemtenl, elnetemng

SECOND WATCHMAN

(to BORACHIO) Youll be made bring Deformed forth, I
warrant you.

SNDCEO NMWAATCH

(to BORACHIO) I bte lulyo be rceofd to rinbg rdmeDfeo odarwfr.

FIRST WATCHMAN

150 Masters, never speak, we charge you, let us obey you go
with us.

FTSRI AHMNTCAW

mnneGelet, todn kepsa. We

byoe

oybe = order

obey
you to go hitw us.

BORACHIO

We are like to prove a goodly commodity, being taken up of
these mens bills.

AIORCOBH

ereW pbaylrbo a ervy bluvalae thacc ofr hsete ygus.

CONRADE

A commodity in question, I warrant you.Come, well
155 obey you.

NOREDCA

leWl, uor vleau is aabetdbel, I bet. sLte go, lelw ybeo ouy.
Exeunt
Tyhe lla teix.