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LEONATO

Cousin, you apprehend passing shrewdly.

LEONATO

Niece, you are exceptionally perceptive.

BEATRICE

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

BEATRICE

I have a good eye, uncle. I can see what’s in broad daylight.

LEONATO

The revelers are entering, brother. Make good room.

LEONATO

The partygoers have arrived. Let’s give them room.
Enter DON PEDRO,CLAUDIO, BENEDICK,BALTHASAR, DON JOHN,BORACHIO, MARGARET,URSULA and others, masked
DON PEDRO, CLAUDIO,BENEDICK, BALTHASAR, DON JOHN, BORACHIO,MARGARET, URSULA enter along with other partygoers. They’re all wearing masks.

DON PEDRO

Lady, will you walk a bout with your friend?

DON PEDRO

My lady, will you have a dance with me?
They begin to dance
They begin to dance.

HERO

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

HERO

As long as you move gracefully, look handsome, and say nothing, I’m yours for the dance. And I’ll even linger after I’ve gone.

DON PEDRO

With me in your company?

DON PEDRO

Will I be with you then?

HERO

I may say so when I please.

HERO

Perhaps, if I decide to let you.

DON PEDRO

And when please you to say so?

DON PEDRO

And when will that be?

HERO

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

HERO

When I like the way you look, for God forbid your face be as ugly as your mask!

DON PEDRO

My visor is Philemon’s roof; within the house is Jove.

DON PEDRO

My mask is like the roof of the poor

Philemon’s

Philemon was a peasant who entertained the disguised Jove in the disguised Jove in his humble cottage.

Philemon’s
humble cottage; underneath the mask, I am as magnificent as the glorious god Jove.