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ACT V BENE. And how do you?
BENE. Serve God, love me, and mend. There will I
leave you too, for here comes one in haste.
URS. Madam, you must come to your uncle. Yonder 's
old coil at home: it is prov'd my Lady Hero hath
you come presently? BEAT. Will you go hear this news, Signior? BENE. I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be
buried in thy eyes; and moreover I will go with thee to thy uncle's.
SCENE III. The Church.
Enter CLAUDIO, PRINCE, and three or four
CLAUD. Is this the monument of Leonato ?
Done to death by slanderous tongues
Was the Hero that here lies :
Gives her fame which never dies.
Praising her when I am dumb.
i the devil to pay.
Midnight, assist our moan;
Yearly will I do this rite.
The wolves have prey'd; and look, the gentle Day,
Dapples the drowsy East with spots of grey
And then to Leonato's we will go.
SCENE IV. LEONATO's House.
Enter LEONATO, ANTONIO, BENEDICK, BEATRICE,
MARGARET, URSULA, FRIAR FRANCIS, and HERO.
Upon the error that you heard debated :
In the true course of all the question.
To call young Claudio to a reckoning for it.
Withdraw into a chamber by yourselves.
You must be father to your brother's daughter,
And give her to young Claudio.
Signior Leonato, truth it is, good Signior,
Your niece regards me with an eye of favour.
will? BENE. Your answer, Sir, is enigmatical:
But, for my will, my will is your good-will
In which, good Friar, I shall desire your help.
And my help.
Enter Don PEDRO and CLAUDIO, with Attendants.
[Exit ANTONIO. D. PEDRO. Good morrow, Benedick. Why, what's the
So full of frost, of storm, and cloudiness?
the savage bull.
When he would play the noble beast in love.
And some such strange bull leap'd your father's cow,
And got a calf in that same noble feat
you have just his bleat.
Re-enter ANTONIO, with the Ladies masked. Which is the lady I must seize upon
? ANT. This same is she, and I do give you her. CLAUD. Why, then she's mine. Sweet, let me see your
face. LEON. No; that you shall not, till you
take her hand
I am your husband, if you like of me.
And, surely as I live, I am a maid.
When, after that the holy rites are ended,
And to the Chapel let us presently.
BENE. Do not you love me? ?
Why, no; no more than reason.
Troth, no; no more than reason.
Are much deceiv'd; for they did swear you did. BENE. They swore that you were almost sick for me.
II : K
ACT V BEAT. They swore that you were well-nigh dead for me.
Beat. No, truly, but in friendly recompense.
CLAUD. And I 'll be sworn upon 't that he loves her;
For here's a paper, written in his hand,
Fashion'd to Beatrice.
And here's another,
Containing her affection unto Benedick.
hearts. Come, I will have thee; but, by this light, I
take thee for pity: BEAT. I would not deny you; but, by this good day, I
yield upon great persuasion; and partly to save your
life, for I was told you were in a consumption.
crackers cannot flout me out of my humour. Dost
I will think nothing to any purpose that the world can say against it; and therefore never flout at me for what I have said against it; for man is a giddy thing, and this is my conclusion. For thy part, Claudio, I did think to have beaten thee; but, in that thou art like to be my kinsman, live unbruis'd,
and love my cousin. CLAUD. I had well hop'd thou would’st have denied
Beatrice, that I might have cudgell’d thee out of thy single life, to make thee a double-dealer ;? which, out of question, thou wilt be, if my cousin do not look
exceeding narrowly to thee. BENE. Come, come, we are friends. Let's have a dance
ere we are married, that we may lighten our own hearts and our wives' heels.
1 chaffed out of his designs.
2 a notorious adulterer.