Much Ado About Nothing

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 5 Scene 4

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MESSENGER

(to DON PEDRO) My lord, your brother John is ta'en in flight
And brought with armed men back to Messina.

MESSENGER

(to DON PEDRO) My lord, your brother John was caught by armed soldiers as he fled. He’s been brought back to Messina.

BENEDICK

125 (to DON PEDRO) Think not on him till tomorrow. I’ll devise
thee brave punishments for him.—Strike up, pipers.

BENEDICK

(to DON PEDRO) Leave him till tomorrow. I’ll think of some awful punishment for him. Play on, musicians!
Dance
They all dance.
Exeunt
They all exit.