Much Ado About Nothing

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 5 Scene 3

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CLAUDIO

Now, unto thy bones good night!
15Yearly will I do this rite.

CLAUDIO

Now I say good night to your bones, Hero. I will perform this ceremony every year.

DON PEDRO

Good morrow, masters. Put your torches out.
The wolves have preyed, and look, the gentle day,
Before the wheels of Phoebus, round about
Dapples the drowsy east with spots of grey.
20Thanks to you all, and leave us. Fare you well.

DON PEDRO

Good morning, gentlemen. Put out your torches. The wolves have finished preying for the night, and look—the gentle dawn is rising, dappling the sleepy eastern sky with spots of light.

CLAUDIO

Good morrow, masters. Each his several way.

CLAUDIO

Good morning, gentlemen. We go our separate ways.
Exeunt LORDS and Musicians
LORDS and musicians exit

DON PEDRO

Come, let us hence, and put on other weeds,
And then to Leonato’s we will go.

DON PEDRO

Come, let’s go and change our clothes. Then we’ll visit Leonato’s.

CLAUDIO

And Hymen now with luckier issue speed ’s
25Than this for whom we rendered up this woe.

CLAUDIO

And I hope

Hymen

Hymen was the god of marriage.

Hymen
will give us better luck than Hero got.
Exeunt
They all exit.