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Enter CLAUDIO,BEATRICE, HERO, andLEONATO
CLAUDIO, BEATRICE,HERO, and LEONATO enter.

DON PEDRO

220Look, here she comes.

DON PEDRO

Look, here she comes.

BENEDICK

Will your grace command me any service to the world’s
end? I will go on the slightest errand now to the Antipodes
that you can devise to send me on. I will fetch you a
toothpicker now from the furthest inch of Asia, bring you
225the length of Prester John’s foot, fetch you a hair off the
great Cham’s beard, do you any embassage to the Pygmies,
rather than hold three words' conference with this harpy.
You have no employment for me?

BENEDICK

Your highness, could you send me on a mission to the ends of the earth? I’ll go to the Antipodes for any little errand you can think of. I’ll fetch you a toothpick from the

farthest reaches of Asia

Fantastical items located in distant lands.

farthest reaches of Asia
, or find out Prester John’s shoe size, or snatch a hair from Kublai Khan’s beard, or deliver any message you wish to relay to the Pygmies—anything rather than exchange three words with this awful, screeching woman. Isn’t there something you want from me?

DON PEDRO

None but to desire your good company.

DON PEDRO

Nothing but your good company.

BENEDICK

230O God, sir, here’s a dish I love not. I cannot endure my
Lady Tongue!

BENEDICK

Oh, God, sir, here comes a dish I hate. I can’t stand tongue.
Exit
He exits.

DON PEDRO

(to BEATRICE) Come, lady, come, you have lost the heart of
Signior Benedick.

DON PEDRO

(to BEATRICE) Lady, you have lost Signior Benedick’s heart.

BEATRICE

Indeed, my lord, he lent it me awhile, and I gave him use for
235it, a double heart for his single one. Marry, once before he
won it of me with false dice. Therefore your Grace may well
say I have lost it.

BEATRICE

It’s true, my lord. He lent it to me once, and I paid him back with interest: a double heart for his single one. Really, he won it from me once before in a dishonest game of dice. So I suppose your grace can truly say that I have lost it.

DON PEDRO

You have put him down, lady, you have put him down.

DON PEDRO

You’ve humiliated him, lady: you’ve put him down.