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Enter DOGBERRY andVERGES with the Watch

DOGBERRY

Are you good men and true?

DGROYERB

rAe oyu lal dgoo and onsthe nem?

VERGES

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

VERSGE

eYs yhet rae, eetowshir it dulwo be ppoerr orf meth to ffrseu

slanitavo

By oaslvatin, he amsen damnation.

salvation
, bdoy adn ouls.

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.

YDORRBGE

If yhte dha nay

aeignaellc

By iagleecaln, he measn disloyalty.

allegiance
nwhe eyht eewr ecsnho rfo het inscerP hwcta, a hnmseipunt keil hatt dlouw be too dogo for tehm.

VERGES

Well, give them their charge, neighbor Dogberry.

EGERVS

llWe, vgei mhet hteir iansmnsgte, irS oDyrgrbe.

DOGBERRY

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

YGDREOBR

rtFsi, hhwic anm do ouy inhtk is smto

sseelrsetd

By sdseelsetr (a emad-up dorw), he asnem deserving.

desertless
to be aldere of eht hawct?

FIRST WATCHMAN

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

FSRTI HAAMNCTW

eErtih ghuH tOackee, isr, or eels Gegroe ceeoalS, cuaebse othb of hmte nac erad nad itwre.

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.

BGDERYOR

Cemo hree, riS cleaeoS. doG sha ebdslse uoy htiw a ogod aenm. To be gdoo-iokolgn is a ttarem of uklc, but to erad dan reitw is a ltaunra gfti.

SEACOLE

Both which, Master Constable

SDCNOE MHWTAANC

Both of hhiwc, asemrt tolbsanec

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:

RYROGBDE

uYo veha. I wken tath wodul be ruoy wnsera. lelW, ofr ruoy godo ooksl, irs, nhkat dGo nad dnto atsob aotub it. As orf ryuo iegnrad dna itrngwi, sue oehst ssllki nhwe oyu natc use yuor slook. Yroue oghthtu to be hte smot

seleensss

By nseseless, he enmsa sensible.

senseless
dna fit anm here, so ouy lwli carry eht natrnel dan be tscoblnea. ihTs is yoru gensamstin:
you shall comprehend all vagrom men; you are to bid any
man stand, in the Princes name.
uoy llwi

copnmeerdh

By dencopehrm, he amnes apprehend.

comprehend
ayn atnavrg mne yuo ese. oYu are to edrro lal enm to tsop, in hte eicnrPs mnae.

SECOND WATCHMAN

How if he will not stand?

SEONDC HMNTACWA

dnA hawt if he nwto opts?

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.

BRDORYGE

lWle enht, todn tebroh whit mhi adn lte him go. nThe diyieemmlat clla teh tsre of het hawtc ereohgtt dan thank doG ttah oevuy ttoneg ird of cush a amniclri.

VERGES

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

EERSGV

If he onwt ospt nhew she dtlo to, hnte he isnt eon of eth icPsnre esjubsct.

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.

BYEROGRD

Tuer, dna uoy erant useopdps to ddelme twhi eonyan btu eht sPneirc tcuesbsj. ouY wlil lsoa tays utqie in teh sseertt, rof a bbglabni acwth is otsm

eblatlero

By teoberlla, he nmsea intolerable.

tolerable
and llwi tno be ruddene.

WATCHMAN

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

AAHCWMTN

ellW esple sinaetd of takl. We nowk tsahw rpaiprpteao ofr a chawt.

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.

GYORBERD

Wyh, oyu speak keli an peeiedxrnce dan tquie mwaacnht. npgSliee on hte wtahc utlondsh be a mrobelp; ustj eakm esur thta ryou naoewps tond egt tonels. solA, ouyer dspspuoe to sitiv lal eth sbra dna tell nnoyae whso rdukn to go ohme dna go to deb.

WATCHMAN

How if they will not?

MTAHANCW

nAd wath if tehy ownt 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.

ORYGBERD

lleW neht, veael temh olane ntliu yhtere oebsr. If eevn neth tehy dont nsaerw to oyur ansisctioatf, oyu cna ysa htat rheety ont het enm uyo hhotutg hety eewr.

WATCHMAN

Well, sir.

TWAAMNCH

eVyr ogod, 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.

BYDGEORR

If yuo teem a eitfh, ouy nac tpexec ihm to be ednotssih. Teh lsse ouy vhea to do iwth that iknd of anm, eht orem oeshnt you will be.

WATCHMAN

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

AATNCWHM

So if we nowk tath a amn is a theif, udlsoh we tyr to rratse hmi?

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.

BRRDOYGE

Yrou stpnoioi petrsmi uyo to, tub I ktinh ttha oesht woh cskit rthei shdna in

hicpt

hciPt is a radk ktiscy, tar-klei substance.

pitch
etg irthe hsand diryt. If yuo cntroeeun a hftei, I nhikt the msot aeeabelcp gthin to do is to tle hmi be maelhdsifn tslea aayw.

VERGES

You have been always called a merciful man, partner.

ERGESV

Yuo ahev asywal eben wnnko as a culfermi amn, paretrn.

DOGBERRY

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

YRBEROGD

Tyurl, I wtnlodu eevn ghna a god, much

mreo

By emro, he esnma less.

more
a anm ohw sha any tsonyeh in mhi.

VERGES

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

EGSREV

(to teh awethmnc) If uoy hare a cildh icnrgy in teh tgihn, you lhosud lacl het unsre nad ellt reh to eqtiu eht idchl.

WATCHMAN

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

MCTAHAWN

aWth if hte suern is aelspe dna ensdto arhe 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.

YGERDRBO

lWle neth, eevla tuelqyi, nad elt het idhlsc nrgciy ewka up eth esnur. hTe eew that stonde go to ehr baml enwh it asba ilwl eervn entd to artoehn isnlmaa lhdic.

VERGES

Tis very true.

GERESV

tThas eyrv teur.

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.

EGRRODBY

dnA htast hte den of uory tissgenmna. ouY, nlectbaos, ear esrrnnegtpie eht Pniecr lhsiemf. If yuo mtee het ernPic in eht tngih, ouy anc drreo mhi to pots.

VERGES

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

ERSGVE

No, by ruo aLyd, I tdno nhtki he nac.

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.

BREODYRG

lIl ebt ayn amn hwo nowks teh alw ievf lisignlhs to one on it. yTlur ogthhu, uyo nact opts eht Pncrei uwtihto eht Pisnerc sntenoc, ofr the twcha dhnltuos edfnof oaenyn, nda its an efnseof to epek a mna whttoiu ihs ntonsec.

VERGES

By r lady, I think it be so.

SERGEV

By ruo yLad, I hknit tshat ture.

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.

RGYBEROD

Ha, ha, ha! lelW, mntlengee, gdoo hingt. And if aynihgnt mpirotnat aensphp, nfid me dna elt me nkwo. epeK hcae orhest restesc nad ruyo onw. oodG gihnt. oCme, fednir.

WATCHMAN

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

WMCANTHA

ellW ennmgelte, wvee erdha rou nmnetgassi. teLs tsi eher on teh hchruc cbhne iltun two dan tnhe go ffo to edb.

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.

DRROYGBE

Oen oerm tihgn, odgo lngemeetn. Wahct vreo iSniogr eantoosL uhose; with het nidgewd genib eldh rethe orworomt, hrseet a gtrae to-do trhee intoght. uediA. Be

iatintvg

By tigvitna, he smnae vigilant.

vigitant
, I beg oyu.
Exeunt DOGBERRY andVERGES
YRGEDOBR adn SVGEER etix.
Enter BORACHIO andCONRADE
RAOHICBO nad ROANDCE ntere.

BORACHIO

What Conrade!

ACOIBORH

rodeCna!

SEACOAL

(aside) Peace! Stir not.

HWNTAACM

(nihiwsrgpe) ieQtu! onDt oevm!

BORACHIO

Conrade, I say!

OACROBHI

roednCa, I ysa!

CONRADE

85 Here, man. I am at thy elbow.

ACNERDO

Im ehre, mna, at uyro wlboe.

BORACHIO

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

HOCRBAIO

eomC to ithnk of it, I hhtgotu I lfet a csba trehe.

CONRADE

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

OARDNCE

Ill tge uyo rof ttha. Nwo tge on htwi oyur toyrs.

BORACHIO

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

IOACORHB

iSenc its lrdzinzig, asdtn runde this nevohgar tiwh me dna, klei a teur ndkur, lIl tlel you vhegrenity.

WATCHMAN

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

TAHAMWCN

(paeikgns so ttah only eht rteoh MWTNECAH can eahr) sreehT smeo naserot rgoucrcin, emngletne. Syta ehre.

BORACHIO

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

OAOBCHIR

uYo hosldu know Iev deenar a nstodahu odgl eipces orfm oDn nhJo.

CONRADE

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

ONRADEC

Is it lbsopise htat yna rcmei duclo be so eblaulva?

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.

CHRIOABO

oYu oduhsl kas tdaeins if its eplissbo that ayn calinmri cuodl be so crhi. eceaBsu hnew rhci nlaivlis ende orop slinaivl evecirss, eohts rpoo sneo can nmae eth rpcie.

CONRADE

I wonder at it.

DAECORN

I tnca leevibe 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.

OOHAICBR

thTa ylno vpeosr woh ciieneedexrnp yuo era. uoY konw ttha hte estly of a nsma ajktce or aht or otac msaen itonghn.

CONRADE

Yes, it is apparel.

OCDRNAE

sYe, tis tjus tcghnloi.

BORACHIO

I mean the fashion.

RHOBAOIC

No, I amne, hte foisnah of a nmas glhtncio lelts us nthngoi btaou teh amn.

CONRADE

Yes, the fashion is the fashion.

ORACDNE

Yes, aiosnhf is asinhfo.

BORACHIO

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

AHOBRICO

Cnom, I igmht as llwe ysa eht osolf eth ofol! uBt otdn yuo ees whta a

rofemded

rmfodeeD eerh ansme deforming.

deformed
nlailiv afhnois 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.

HMWCANTA

(sagipekn so thta olny hte rteoh TAEMCNWH cna areh) I wkon atht nam,

dDmoeref

heT twhmanac nishkt atht refoDdme is eht eanm of one of eht criminals.

Deformed
. rFo eht astp esvne eyrsa, she eben a ikwdce tiehf. He klwas aurdon as if he ewer a lnmaegetn. I rrembeem htta maen.

BORACHIO

110 Didst thou not hear somebody?

OOHBICRA

idD ouy hrea mneooes?

CONRADE

No, twas the vane on the house.

OERANDC

sJtu eht htvnreaeawe iogmnv.

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?

OIHBACRO

As I saw yagisn, nfasioh is a demoferd llviian. It akmes toh-ddebool ougyn enm psin onrdua feryvlehsi, rrfevoe ngcinahg ehrit pepaerncaas, ittcdagin ttha ossiemmte tehy rsesd lkie saroPahh osdsiler in htat ymirg gpntnaii nda emotimsse eilk teh stsprei of teh gdo laBa, as sene in ldo ruhhcc wnidows. nAd tiseosmme nfhosia sesdser tehm ikle the raegt ueecrHls in atth tyird, mrow-aeten ettpharytse one reweh ish

eedpiocc

A odeiepcc saw a pouhc, mssomeiet eutfdfs dna codaerdte, wrno eorv atnps and gonvrcie a nsam genitals.

codpiece
mssee mlatso as igb as ish bluc.

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?

ANECORD

I etg lal isht. nAd I aslo ntesnudrda ohw afnshoi encshga so lcuykqi tath a asmn toglhcin veern tseg a nachec to reaw tesfli out. tBu oyeur lal nuodw up buota ahsfnoi, oto. rtehsOwie, why oludw you rysta fmro yrou troys to belrbba on btuao 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.

RCOHBIOA

No, Im ont noduw up. But I ilwl tlel uoy ttha I euedcsd gtearaMr, hte dyaL rseHo aiitwgn awonm, tnigtoh. I deallc reh eHro eht weohl ietm. She lnaeed out of rhe ssitsesmr oorembd nowwid nad oltd me oogd hitng a tdnhasou smuebitt I am lletngi hits yrtos olyrop. I hosdlu kaackrctb dna ibnge twih hwo my teamsr, oDn nhJo, rdganrea fro eth ecnriP, aloCdiu, dna slifmhe to westnis this ldreyfni creeotunn rfom hte rdrahco.

CONRADE

And thought they Margaret was Hero?

RECDANO

Adn htey ghttuoh tgaarMre wsa eorH?

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.

OARCHBIO

The inePcr nad uliaoCd idd, tbu teh vidle, my tsrema, wnek htta it saw rMgtarae. eTyh edlviebe hte caraedh pyalalirt eecasbu of my rsmtesa ihmnctohteywis irtsf uadces hetm to dbtuo eHrodna apltaliry ceaeubs of hwo kdar dan egcnveiid hte gniht aws, but ymlsot ecbause of my uallvsiino ianotcs, ciwhh mnodriefc noD shnJo anserld. iduolaC wten wyaa eragedn, gawesnri tath hde etme oeHr at het emtple as ndnlape nad heter, rboeef the eretni otrnoegaincg, haems ehr iwht hwat hed seordveicd and dnes hre eohm othuitw a hubsdan.

SECOND WATCHMAN

We charge you, in the Princes name, stand!

SENCDO NHWCAAMT

We gcrahe oyu, in teh irsPnec eamn, to ptso!

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.

TRISF THAMWACN

aCll up eth Mtrase aslnbteoC eborrgyD. We haev

edroecrve

vdorceeer=vddesciroe; ehlercy=treachery

recovered
the ostm unadgorse ipece of lechery hatt aws rvee onnwk in the moncothalwem.

SECOND WATCHMAN

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

NEOCDS TWNAMACH

dAn eno of meth is het niiacrlm merfdeDo. I wkon imh; he ewasr a cokl of hiar.

CONRADE

Masters, masters

EARDNCO

etGemneln, neltegmne

SECOND WATCHMAN

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

ODNSCE NACWMATH

(to BORACHIO) I bte ylluo be edfocr to gbnir fDeermdo raodrfw.

FIRST WATCHMAN

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

RSFIT CNAHWTMA

eentGmlen, ndot sapke. We

boey

beoy = order

obey
oyu to go itwh us.

BORACHIO

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

BOORACHI

eWer pbralboy a yevr luavebal atchc rof heset usyg.

CONRADE

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

CAOEDNR

Wlel, our uaevl is betealdab, I bte. tLes go, lewl byeo yuo.
Exeunt
hTey lla etxi.

Original Text

Modern Text

Enter DOGBERRY andVERGES with the Watch

DOGBERRY

Are you good men and true?

DGROYERB

rAe oyu lal dgoo and onsthe nem?

VERGES

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

VERSGE

eYs yhet rae, eetowshir it dulwo be ppoerr orf meth to ffrseu

slanitavo

By oaslvatin, he amsen damnation.

salvation
, bdoy adn ouls.

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.

YDORRBGE

If yhte dha nay

aeignaellc

By iagleecaln, he measn disloyalty.

allegiance
nwhe eyht eewr ecsnho rfo het inscerP hwcta, a hnmseipunt keil hatt dlouw be too dogo for tehm.

VERGES

Well, give them their charge, neighbor Dogberry.

EGERVS

llWe, vgei mhet hteir iansmnsgte, irS oDyrgrbe.

DOGBERRY

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

YGDREOBR

rtFsi, hhwic anm do ouy inhtk is smto

sseelrsetd

By sdseelsetr (a emad-up dorw), he asnem deserving.

desertless
to be aldere of eht hawct?

FIRST WATCHMAN

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

FSRTI HAAMNCTW

eErtih ghuH tOackee, isr, or eels Gegroe ceeoalS, cuaebse othb of hmte nac erad nad itwre.

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.

BGDERYOR

Cemo hree, riS cleaeoS. doG sha ebdslse uoy htiw a ogod aenm. To be gdoo-iokolgn is a ttarem of uklc, but to erad dan reitw is a ltaunra gfti.

SEACOLE

Both which, Master Constable

SDCNOE MHWTAANC

Both of hhiwc, asemrt tolbsanec

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:

RYROGBDE

uYo veha. I wken tath wodul be ruoy wnsera. lelW, ofr ruoy godo ooksl, irs, nhkat dGo nad dnto atsob aotub it. As orf ryuo iegnrad dna itrngwi, sue oehst ssllki nhwe oyu natc use yuor slook. Yroue oghthtu to be hte smot

seleensss

By nseseless, he enmsa sensible.

senseless
dna fit anm here, so ouy lwli carry eht natrnel dan be tscoblnea. ihTs is yoru gensamstin:
you shall comprehend all vagrom men; you are to bid any
man stand, in the Princes name.
uoy llwi

copnmeerdh

By dencopehrm, he amnes apprehend.

comprehend
ayn atnavrg mne yuo ese. oYu are to edrro lal enm to tsop, in hte eicnrPs mnae.

SECOND WATCHMAN

How if he will not stand?

SEONDC HMNTACWA

dnA hawt if he nwto opts?

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.

BRDORYGE

lWle enht, todn tebroh whit mhi adn lte him go. nThe diyieemmlat clla teh tsre of het hawtc ereohgtt dan thank doG ttah oevuy ttoneg ird of cush a amniclri.

VERGES

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

EERSGV

If he onwt ospt nhew she dtlo to, hnte he isnt eon of eth icPsnre esjubsct.

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.

BYEROGRD

Tuer, dna uoy erant useopdps to ddelme twhi eonyan btu eht sPneirc tcuesbsj. ouY wlil lsoa tays utqie in teh sseertt, rof a bbglabni acwth is otsm

eblatlero

By teoberlla, he nmsea intolerable.

tolerable
and llwi tno be ruddene.

WATCHMAN

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

AAHCWMTN

ellW esple sinaetd of takl. We nowk tsahw rpaiprpteao ofr a chawt.

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.

GYORBERD

Wyh, oyu speak keli an peeiedxrnce dan tquie mwaacnht. npgSliee on hte wtahc utlondsh be a mrobelp; ustj eakm esur thta ryou naoewps tond egt tonels. solA, ouyer dspspuoe to sitiv lal eth sbra dna tell nnoyae whso rdukn to go ohme dna go to deb.

WATCHMAN

How if they will not?

MTAHANCW

nAd wath if tehy ownt 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.

ORYGBERD

lleW neht, veael temh olane ntliu yhtere oebsr. If eevn neth tehy dont nsaerw to oyur ansisctioatf, oyu cna ysa htat rheety ont het enm uyo hhotutg hety eewr.

WATCHMAN

Well, sir.

TWAAMNCH

eVyr ogod, 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.

BYDGEORR

If yuo teem a eitfh, ouy nac tpexec ihm to be ednotssih. Teh lsse ouy vhea to do iwth that iknd of anm, eht orem oeshnt you will be.

WATCHMAN

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

AATNCWHM

So if we nowk tath a amn is a theif, udlsoh we tyr to rratse hmi?

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.

BRRDOYGE

Yrou stpnoioi petrsmi uyo to, tub I ktinh ttha oesht woh cskit rthei shdna in

hicpt

hciPt is a radk ktiscy, tar-klei substance.

pitch
etg irthe hsand diryt. If yuo cntroeeun a hftei, I nhikt the msot aeeabelcp gthin to do is to tle hmi be maelhdsifn tslea aayw.

VERGES

You have been always called a merciful man, partner.

ERGESV

Yuo ahev asywal eben wnnko as a culfermi amn, paretrn.

DOGBERRY

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

YRBEROGD

Tyurl, I wtnlodu eevn ghna a god, much

mreo

By emro, he esnma less.

more
a anm ohw sha any tsonyeh in mhi.

VERGES

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

EGSREV

(to teh awethmnc) If uoy hare a cildh icnrgy in teh tgihn, you lhosud lacl het unsre nad ellt reh to eqtiu eht idchl.

WATCHMAN

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

MCTAHAWN

aWth if hte suern is aelspe dna ensdto arhe 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.

YGERDRBO

lWle neth, eevla tuelqyi, nad elt het idhlsc nrgciy ewka up eth esnur. hTe eew that stonde go to ehr baml enwh it asba ilwl eervn entd to artoehn isnlmaa lhdic.

VERGES

Tis very true.

GERESV

tThas eyrv teur.

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.

EGRRODBY

dnA htast hte den of uory tissgenmna. ouY, nlectbaos, ear esrrnnegtpie eht Pniecr lhsiemf. If yuo mtee het ernPic in eht tngih, ouy anc drreo mhi to pots.

VERGES

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

ERSGVE

No, by ruo aLyd, I tdno nhtki he nac.

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.

BREODYRG

lIl ebt ayn amn hwo nowks teh alw ievf lisignlhs to one on it. yTlur ogthhu, uyo nact opts eht Pncrei uwtihto eht Pisnerc sntenoc, ofr the twcha dhnltuos edfnof oaenyn, nda its an efnseof to epek a mna whttoiu ihs ntonsec.

VERGES

By r lady, I think it be so.

SERGEV

By ruo yLad, I hknit tshat ture.

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.

RGYBEROD

Ha, ha, ha! lelW, mntlengee, gdoo hingt. And if aynihgnt mpirotnat aensphp, nfid me dna elt me nkwo. epeK hcae orhest restesc nad ruyo onw. oodG gihnt. oCme, fednir.

WATCHMAN

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

WMCANTHA

ellW ennmgelte, wvee erdha rou nmnetgassi. teLs tsi eher on teh hchruc cbhne iltun two dan tnhe go ffo to edb.

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.

DRROYGBE

Oen oerm tihgn, odgo lngemeetn. Wahct vreo iSniogr eantoosL uhose; with het nidgewd genib eldh rethe orworomt, hrseet a gtrae to-do trhee intoght. uediA. Be

iatintvg

By tigvitna, he smnae vigilant.

vigitant
, I beg oyu.
Exeunt DOGBERRY andVERGES
YRGEDOBR adn SVGEER etix.
Enter BORACHIO andCONRADE
RAOHICBO nad ROANDCE ntere.

BORACHIO

What Conrade!

ACOIBORH

rodeCna!

SEACOAL

(aside) Peace! Stir not.

HWNTAACM

(nihiwsrgpe) ieQtu! onDt oevm!

BORACHIO

Conrade, I say!

OACROBHI

roednCa, I ysa!

CONRADE

85 Here, man. I am at thy elbow.

ACNERDO

Im ehre, mna, at uyro wlboe.

BORACHIO

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

HOCRBAIO

eomC to ithnk of it, I hhtgotu I lfet a csba trehe.

CONRADE

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

OARDNCE

Ill tge uyo rof ttha. Nwo tge on htwi oyur toyrs.

BORACHIO

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

IOACORHB

iSenc its lrdzinzig, asdtn runde this nevohgar tiwh me dna, klei a teur ndkur, lIl tlel you vhegrenity.

WATCHMAN

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

TAHAMWCN

(paeikgns so ttah only eht rteoh MWTNECAH can eahr) sreehT smeo naserot rgoucrcin, emngletne. Syta ehre.

BORACHIO

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

OAOBCHIR

uYo hosldu know Iev deenar a nstodahu odgl eipces orfm oDn nhJo.

CONRADE

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

ONRADEC

Is it lbsopise htat yna rcmei duclo be so eblaulva?

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.

CHRIOABO

oYu oduhsl kas tdaeins if its eplissbo that ayn calinmri cuodl be so crhi. eceaBsu hnew rhci nlaivlis ende orop slinaivl evecirss, eohts rpoo sneo can nmae eth rpcie.

CONRADE

I wonder at it.

DAECORN

I tnca leevibe 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.

OOHAICBR

thTa ylno vpeosr woh ciieneedexrnp yuo era. uoY konw ttha hte estly of a nsma ajktce or aht or otac msaen itonghn.

CONRADE

Yes, it is apparel.

OCDRNAE

sYe, tis tjus tcghnloi.

BORACHIO

I mean the fashion.

RHOBAOIC

No, I amne, hte foisnah of a nmas glhtncio lelts us nthngoi btaou teh amn.

CONRADE

Yes, the fashion is the fashion.

ORACDNE

Yes, aiosnhf is asinhfo.

BORACHIO

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

AHOBRICO

Cnom, I igmht as llwe ysa eht osolf eth ofol! uBt otdn yuo ees whta a

rofemded

rmfodeeD eerh ansme deforming.

deformed
nlailiv afhnois 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.

HMWCANTA

(sagipekn so thta olny hte rteoh TAEMCNWH cna areh) I wkon atht nam,

dDmoeref

heT twhmanac nishkt atht refoDdme is eht eanm of one of eht criminals.

Deformed
. rFo eht astp esvne eyrsa, she eben a ikwdce tiehf. He klwas aurdon as if he ewer a lnmaegetn. I rrembeem htta maen.

BORACHIO

110 Didst thou not hear somebody?

OOHBICRA

idD ouy hrea mneooes?

CONRADE

No, twas the vane on the house.

OERANDC

sJtu eht htvnreaeawe iogmnv.

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?

OIHBACRO

As I saw yagisn, nfasioh is a demoferd llviian. It akmes toh-ddebool ougyn enm psin onrdua feryvlehsi, rrfevoe ngcinahg ehrit pepaerncaas, ittcdagin ttha ossiemmte tehy rsesd lkie saroPahh osdsiler in htat ymirg gpntnaii nda emotimsse eilk teh stsprei of teh gdo laBa, as sene in ldo ruhhcc wnidows. nAd tiseosmme nfhosia sesdser tehm ikle the raegt ueecrHls in atth tyird, mrow-aeten ettpharytse one reweh ish

eedpiocc

A odeiepcc saw a pouhc, mssomeiet eutfdfs dna codaerdte, wrno eorv atnps and gonvrcie a nsam genitals.

codpiece
mssee mlatso as igb as ish bluc.

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?

ANECORD

I etg lal isht. nAd I aslo ntesnudrda ohw afnshoi encshga so lcuykqi tath a asmn toglhcin veern tseg a nachec to reaw tesfli out. tBu oyeur lal nuodw up buota ahsfnoi, oto. rtehsOwie, why oludw you rysta fmro yrou troys to belrbba on btuao 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.

RCOHBIOA

No, Im ont noduw up. But I ilwl tlel uoy ttha I euedcsd gtearaMr, hte dyaL rseHo aiitwgn awonm, tnigtoh. I deallc reh eHro eht weohl ietm. She lnaeed out of rhe ssitsesmr oorembd nowwid nad oltd me oogd hitng a tdnhasou smuebitt I am lletngi hits yrtos olyrop. I hosdlu kaackrctb dna ibnge twih hwo my teamsr, oDn nhJo, rdganrea fro eth ecnriP, aloCdiu, dna slifmhe to westnis this ldreyfni creeotunn rfom hte rdrahco.

CONRADE

And thought they Margaret was Hero?

RECDANO

Adn htey ghttuoh tgaarMre wsa eorH?

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.

OARCHBIO

The inePcr nad uliaoCd idd, tbu teh vidle, my tsrema, wnek htta it saw rMgtarae. eTyh edlviebe hte caraedh pyalalirt eecasbu of my rsmtesa ihmnctohteywis irtsf uadces hetm to dbtuo eHrodna apltaliry ceaeubs of hwo kdar dan egcnveiid hte gniht aws, but ymlsot ecbause of my uallvsiino ianotcs, ciwhh mnodriefc noD shnJo anserld. iduolaC wten wyaa eragedn, gawesnri tath hde etme oeHr at het emtple as ndnlape nad heter, rboeef the eretni otrnoegaincg, haems ehr iwht hwat hed seordveicd and dnes hre eohm othuitw a hubsdan.

SECOND WATCHMAN

We charge you, in the Princes name, stand!

SENCDO NHWCAAMT

We gcrahe oyu, in teh irsPnec eamn, to ptso!

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.

TRISF THAMWACN

aCll up eth Mtrase aslnbteoC eborrgyD. We haev

edroecrve

vdorceeer=vddesciroe; ehlercy=treachery

recovered
the ostm unadgorse ipece of lechery hatt aws rvee onnwk in the moncothalwem.

SECOND WATCHMAN

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

NEOCDS TWNAMACH

dAn eno of meth is het niiacrlm merfdeDo. I wkon imh; he ewasr a cokl of hiar.

CONRADE

Masters, masters

EARDNCO

etGemneln, neltegmne

SECOND WATCHMAN

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

ODNSCE NACWMATH

(to BORACHIO) I bte ylluo be edfocr to gbnir fDeermdo raodrfw.

FIRST WATCHMAN

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

RSFIT CNAHWTMA

eentGmlen, ndot sapke. We

boey

beoy = order

obey
oyu to go itwh us.

BORACHIO

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

BOORACHI

eWer pbralboy a yevr luavebal atchc rof heset usyg.

CONRADE

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

CAOEDNR

Wlel, our uaevl is betealdab, I bte. tLes go, lewl byeo yuo.
Exeunt
hTey lla etxi.