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ytiur adore by the scroll : Mastere, spiead your>
selves.

Qwrn Answer, as I call you.— Nick Bottom, th«
weaver.

BoL Readf. Name what pait I am for, and
prticued.

Qum. Tou, Nick Bottom, are set down (or Py-
raiiiua

Bot. What is Pyramus T a lover, or a tyrant T

Qum. A lover, that kills himself roust gallantly
for luve

BoL Tliat will ask some tears in the true per-
fonning of it : If 1 do it, let the aodieiioe look to
their eyes : I will move storms, 1 will condole in
some measure. To the rest:— Yet my chief
humour is fur a tyrant : I could play Ercles rarely,
or a part to tear a cat in, to make all aplit.

** The raging rocks,

•* With shiveniur shocks,

** Shall break the hicks

** Of priMm gsttes :
"And Phiblius* car
"Shall shine from far,
** And make and mur

** The foolish fates.**

This was lofty t— Now name the rest nf the players
— This IS Ercles* vein, a tyrant's vein ; a lover is
more condoling.

Ogfin. Francis Flute, the bellows-mender.

Ftu. Here. Peter Quince.

Quin. Y*iu must take Thisby on you.

FlH What is I'hisliy T a wsndenng knight T

Qmtn. It IS the lady that Pyramus must love

Ftu Nay, faith, hit me not play a wonum ; 1
have a beard c<iniing.

Qutn. Tliat's all one : yon shall play it in a
mask, and vo<i may %ptmk as small as you will

Bot. An 1 mav hide my dot, let m« play 'l*hisbf



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MIDSUMMER. NIt3HT»S DREAM.



[ACTl.






Araimit mv child, injr dwifthter Hermia—
Stand forth, I)em«tnii8 ;— My noble lord,
Thut man hatli my consent to ranrry her :—
Stand forlli, l.yrander ; — and, my irrnrioas dake.
This hath hewitcird the husom of my child :
Thna.thoii.l.yyander.thou hastinven her rhvmes,
And interchan^'d love-tokens with my child :
1 hou hast by nioon-iiffht at her window sanf,
With feienmg Toicr, verses of feiminr love ;
And stol'n th« impression of her faintasy
With bracelets of thy hair, rinci. piwds, conceits,
Knocks, trifles, nosemys, sweetmeats: messengers
Of strong prevailmeiit in unhanlen'd youth :
With cunning hast thou filch'd my daughter**

heart;
Turned her obedience, which is doe to me.
To stubborn harshness :— And. my gradoos duke,
Be it so she will not here before your grace
Consent to marry with Demetrius
1 beg the ancient privilege of Athens ;
As she IS mine, 1 may distpoae of her :
Which shall be either to this gentleman.
Or to her death ; according ti* onr law,
bnmedintely provided in liint case. fmaid :

TV. What say y<iu. Hermin ? be advised, fair
t'o you your father should be ss a Rod;
One that oompoM'd your beauties ] yea. and one
To whom you are bat as a form in wax.
By him imprinted, and within his power
1 o leave the fUrore, or disfiirure it.
Demetrius is a worthy gentlemoa

Her. So« Lysander.

7V. In himself he is:

But, in thb kind, wantine your father's voice.
The oilier must be held the worthier.

Her. I would, my father hiok'd but with my eyes.

The Rather your eyes must with his judgment
look.

Her, 1 do entreat your grace to pardon me.
I know not by what power I am mmle bold ;
Nor how it may rwmcem my modes'y.
In surh a presence here, to plead my thoughts:
But I beseech your grace thut i nmy kmiw
I'he worst that may ivefal me in tins case,
If I refuse to wod Demetrius.

TV. Either to die the death, or to abjure
For ever the society of men.
Therefore, fair Hermra, question your desires.
Know of your youth, examine well your bUMid.
Whether, if you yield not to vour fatlier's clioioe,
You can endure the livery or a nun :
Fur aye to he in shady cloister niew'd.
To live a barren sister ail your life.
Chanting faint hvuins to the cold fruitless moon.
Thnce blesaed they, that master so their blood,
To undergo such maiden pilgrimage :
But earthlier hap|iy is the rose distiJl'd,
Hian that, which, witherine on the virgin thorn.
Orowi, lives, and dies, in single blessedness.

Htr. So will I tn^iw, so live, so die, my lord.
Ere I wUl yield my virgin patent up
Uuto his lordship, whose unwished yoke
My soul oiinseiiis not to give sovereignty, [moon,

YV Take time to pause ; ami, by the next new
(The sealing-duy betwixt my lt>ve ami me,
For everlasting bond of fellowship,)
UiMin that day either prepare to die,
Fiir disobedience to your father's will ;
Or else, to wed Demetrius, as he would ;
Or on Diana's altar to protest.
For aye, austerity and single life. [yield

Dem. Kelent, sweet Uermiu ; — And, Lysuider,
Thy cnued title Ui my certain richt.

Zff. You have her father's love, Deme'rius
\M me have Hemiia's : do you marry lum.



Ege. Scornful Lysander ! true he hath my k»«» ,
And what is mine my love shall render him ,
And she is mine : and all my right of her t
I do estate unto Demetrius.

Li/t. I am, mv lord, as well denvM as he.
As well pos sess 'd ; my love is more than hto;
My fortunes every way as fiiirly rauk'd,
If not with vaotaffe. as Demetrius.
And, which ie more than all iheso boasts can tM.
I am belov'd of beauteous Hermia :
Why should not I then prosecute mv right t
Demetrius. Til avouch it to his head.
Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena,
And won her soul ; and she. sweet lady, dotea,
Devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry,
Upon this spotted and inconstant man.

TV. 1 roust cinifess that I have heard so moeh.
And with Demetrius thoiirlii to have spoke therr-
But, being over-full of self-affairs. [of;

My minU did lose it —But, Demetrius, oome ;
And come, Egeiis; you stiall go with me.
I have some private schriolinv ftw you both.—
For you. fair Hermia. look vou arm yourself
To fit your fancies to your ^ther^ will ;
Or else the law of Athens yields you up
(Which by no means we may extenoate,)
1'o death, or to a vow of single life —
Come, mv HiprKilvta; What cheer, my love!
Demetrius, and Lgeiis, go along :
I must employ you in some buniness
AiCHinst our nuptial ; and cmifur with you
Of Biimetliing nearly that omcems voursdves.

Eiie. With diifv. and desire, we utilow you.
[Exmnt iTies., Hip , F^e., Dem.. enrf train.

Ufl. How now. my love T Why \a your cheek so
How chance the roaes there do fadesofisstT (pale?

Her. Belike for want of rain ; whir4i I could well
Beteem them from the tempest of mine eyes.

Lws. Ah me ! f<ir aught that ever i could reed.
Could ever bear by tale or historv,
The course of true love never did run smooth :
But, either it was different in blood :

Htr. O nues ! too hiirh to be enUiraU'd to low!

Z^tf Or else misgrafletl. in respect of years;

Jhr, O spite ! too old to be engaged to yiMinc'I

Im. Or else it stood upon the choice of fnends:

Her. O hell ! to choose love by anoUier's eye I

Lyt. Or, if there were a sym(mthy u chuioa.
War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it ;
Makinc it momentarv an a sound.
Swifi as a shadow, short as anv dream ;
Brief as the lightning in the cu4lied night,
Thar, in a spleen, unfolds both hi*Hven and earth.
And ere a man hath power to say,— Behold I
The jaws of darkness du devour it up:
So autek bright things come to oonfusioa.

Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd,
(t staials as an edict in destiny :
Then let us teach our trial patience.
Because it is a customary cn«s ;
Asdue to love, as thooghis. and drBami,and aighs
Wishes, and tears, poor Lucy's followers.

Ul». A good persuasion ; therefore, hear me.
I have a widow aunt, a dowager [Hermia.

Of great revenue, antl she liaih no child ;
From Athens is her hou>ie remote seven leagues ;
And she respects me as her only son.
There, gentle Hermia. may 1 marry tiiee ;
And to that place Uie sharp Athenian law
Cannot pursue us : If thou lov'si me then,
Steal forth thy father's house to-morrow nigfat ;
And in the wood, a league without the town
Where I did meet tliee once with Heteaa,
To do observMncA to a ni<ini of May,
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Arc. *Ti» no such matter :— Then jruo do not
love me r

Btft No, truijr. bm in friendljr recompenM.

Lkm. Comv. riMiain, I am vure yuu lure the
gentleman. (her;

Ciratf. And 111 be eworn apon*L, that he toves
For h ?re*s a paper, written in his hand,
A lia'tinc ennnet o( h» own |>ure bnun,
rwb*on'd to Beatrice.

Arno. And here's another.

Writ m mj ooosin's hand, sUiIen from her puckeU
CoMi «iuinc her atfecuon unto Btsueilick.

Br*ie. A miracle ! here's our uwu hands against
•or beana! — Come. I will have thee; but, by
IfaM licht. I Uke thee fur piiy.

Bw, 1 would not deny yuu ;— bat, by this good
day. I yield upon great per!«uasioii ; and. partly,
to save yoai liib, for 1 was toldyua were in aoun-
•oapUoa.

Bern. Faace, I will stop your month.

iKuiingher.

D. Peiro. How dost thoa, Beoedick the mar-
ried man?

Bmt, 111 tell thee what, prince : a college of
witHcraekera caonuC float nie out ur my humour :
Dm! thoa think. I care for a saure, or an epigram ? <
No : if a man will be beaten with bram*. he ^hall
wear ■Mthing liaialsoine about htm: In brtef,



since I do pn^Mse to marry. I will think nutbing
to anv purpose that the world can say against it;
and thereh»re never flout at nie fur what 1 have
said against it ; for man is a gakly thing, and this
IS my conclusiou— For thy part, Claudio, 1 dal
think to have beaten thee: but lu that thou art
like to be my kinamau, Uve uubruiaed, and love
my cuusia.

ClawL I had well hoped, thuu wouklst have
denied Beatrice, that I might have cudgelled thee
out of thy fiiigle life, to make thee a double
dealer; which, uut of question, thou wilt lie. if my
cousin do nut look exoeedinxly narniwly to tliee.

Bene. Come, come, we are triends :— let's have
a dunce ere we are married, that we may lighten
our own hearts, and oar wives' heels.

JJon. We'll have daiiciiiir afterwards.

Bent, Fust, o' my word ; tliertilbre, play n



Prince, thou art sad ; get thee a wife, get thee a
wife : there is no staff more reverend than one
tipped with horn.

Enter a Messenger.

Ifest. My lord.yuur brut her John is ta*en in flight.
And brought with armed men back to Messina

Btne. Think iMit on hiui till to-nNim*w; 111
deviae thee brave puoishmeuts for him — Stnke
op, pipers. [fltfaoe.— jgffiwal.



HIDSUHMER-NIQHT'S DREAM.



PERSONS REPRESENTED.
Tbeseos. Adte oTiliAau.
^m^Utker to Ikrmim.

i%tkMMmUu master ^tkemelM to Tkemta.

Qmiue*, the carpenter.

Saug, (JksyoMer.

Bottom. Mr asesser.

Plate, <V beUtnoe-matder.

Snout, (te OaJker.

Starveling, the tailor.

nippotyta, 9H(m ef tkt Amaaons, betrothed tc

TaMCVf-
Hermia, imtf'UM' to Eoeme, in loae wUh Lpeander.
Heiem, in love mitklkmetriia.

ObefDO, hat efmemriea.
Iltaaia. ««ecii o^fAe/btmt.
Pa3k. er A)6m Oee4^ii<M», a/UriL



C4ibwM>,

Moth,

Mustard- asad.

T^» {dmraetere in the bOertmU verformad
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Oiker Fbirke attendhtg Ikar King and Omen.
Mitmdante on Thaetu and Uippottta

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ACT I.

SCENE 1. — Athens. A room m tkt Pataee V
Theseus.

Enter Theaeas, Hippnlvta, Philoatrete, and
Attendants.

Tke Now, fiur Hippolyta. our nuptial hoar
Draws on apace : four iiappy days bnue in
Another mtKMi : bat, uh. methiuks. how clow
This old moon wanes I she Ungem my desurea,
Uke to a stepnlame, or a dowucer,
Long withering out a younx muu^ revenue.

Htp. Four davs will quickly steep theinaelvaa
iu iiigtits ;
Four nights will quickly dream away the tima ;
And then the iiioihi, hke to a silver bow
New bent in heaven, shall behold the iiighl
Uf our solemmties.

7:1k; Go, Philostrate,

Stir up the Athenian yonth to merriments ;
Awake the pert and iiMible spirit uf mirth;
Tom roelanclioty forth ti* funerals.
The pale oompauiun is not fur our pomp —

iExtl Piiilustrala.
Hippolyta. I woo'd thee with my sword.
Ami won thy luv«, duing thee iujunes;
But I will wed thee in »flo; her kev,
Wiih pomp, with iriuuiph, and with revelbof.

Enter Kgetis, Hermia, Lysander, and DeuMtrius.
Etje. Happy lie I'heseas. uur renowned dake I
TAe. I'hauks. auod Egeus: Wliat's the newi

with thee?
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CSoMd [Bfois/nmatcroUl

Dome to dfoth bf almtderom tomgrnB

Wat the Hrro that hen ties:
JkatK in guerdon of her wnmgg.

Gives her fame which never dte$:
So the life, that died with shame.
Lives in death with giurious fame,
Hano thorn there upon the tomb^ [affiziiifit
Pramng her when lam dumb.-'
Htm, mono, khukI, wid ring your ■olenm hymn.
SONG.
Pardon, Goddess of the mght.
Those that slew th\t vnyim hoffkt,
Fbr the which, wtth soma of woe,
Rmtnd about her tomb thet 90.

Midnight, assist our wtoan ;

" '9 us to siuh and aroan.



Graves, ymni, ami phtd your dead,
tiU death be uttered,
Utatntf, heamlf.

CfawL Now unto thy bones fcood oifht I

YMrljr will 1 du ihia lile.
D. Pedro. Guod niorruw, musters; pnt foor
torches out :
The wolves liave prey'd : and look, the gentle
duj.
Before the wheels of Phtebiis, round about.

Dapples the dniwsy east with itfNits of graj
llianks to you mU, and leuve us ; (are you w«lL
Ciaud, GoihI morrow, musien ; each his several

way.
D. Pedro. Come, let us hence, and pnt on other
And then tu Leoniiiu'k we will gu. [wevds;

Ciaud. And, Hymen, now with luckier issue
•peeds.
Than this, (or whtHO we render'd up this woe I
lExeunL

SCENE IV.— A Room in Leonato's Houst.

Enter Leonato. Antonio, Benedick, Beatrice.
Ursula, Pnar, ami Hero.

F\r1ar. [>id I wA tell you slie wns Innocent f

Letm. Si> are the pnnce and Claudio, who ac-
cus'd her.
Upon the error that you heard debated :
But Haigaret was in some fHuli fi»r this ;
AUboogh against iirr will, wt it appeurs
In the true course of all the quest mn.

Ant. Well. I am glad that all Uiings sort so well.

Bern. And so am I, being elM hy fuilh eulurc'd
To call vonng Claud 10 lu a reckoning for it.

X/CM. Well.tlaushier.aiid yuu R«>nilewiiuien all,
Wiihdrmw into a chiimher by younw Ives ;
And, when I semi for yuu, ooine hither mssk'd:
Itte prince and Claiidiu promis'd hy tliis hour
I'o visit nw :— You know jr«*ur office, brother;
Yon must be father to vuur hrocher's dnofihter.
And give her to yiMiiig Cluudio. [Exetmt Ladies.

Atu. Which I will do with conrirm'd cooute-



Bene. FrUtr, I must entreat your pains, I thfaik.
P)iar. To do what, suciiiur f
Bene. To bind me, or undo me. one of them.—
Signior Leonatii, truth it is. giMxl Ki^nior,
y«mr niece regards roe with uii eye of fnvnur.
Leon. I'hai eye my daughter lent her; Tis

aumt true.
Bmc And I do with an eye of love requite her.
I The tight whereof 1 think, you bad fnim
ma, (will r

ftam CUudw and tlie prince ; But what's your



Bene, Your answer, sir. m enigmatical :
But, for my will, my will is, your giMid will
May stand with ours, this dny to be cn^joiu'd
In the estate of honouraMe niarnaire ;—
In which, good friar, I shall desire your help.

l^tm. My heart is with your liking.

Phar. And my hetpu

Here comes the prince, and Claadiu.

Enter Don Pedro and Claudkt. iitIA Attendants.

D, Pedro, Good morrow to this fair assembly

Leon. Good morrow, prince; good morrow,
Claodio;
We here attend you : Are you yet iletermmM
To-dsy to marry with my brntbKr'k danght«r T

Gaitd. I'll hold my mind, were she an Etlibpe.

Leon. Call her forth, brother, here's the Alar
ready. [Emt Antonio.

D. Pedro. Good morrow. Benedick : Why, whafft
the matter,
That you have such a Pebraary fkoe.
So full of fnwt, of storm, and cloodineas T

Ctaud. I think, he thinks upim the savage ball :—
Tush, fear not, man, we'll tip thy horns with gold.
And all Kuropa shall rejoice at thee ;
As once Europa did at lusty Jove,
When he would play the noble be«4 in lore.

Bene. Bull Jove, sir. had an aiiiiahle low ;
And aome such strange hull leap'd your fiither^
And got a calf in that same mtble feat, (cow,
Much like to you, for you have just his bleaL

Rs^enier Antonio, with the Ladies wtatked.

Claud. For this 1 owe you: here come other

reckonings
Which is the lady I must seize upimt
Ant. This same is she, and 1 do give yoo her.
Claud. Why, then she's mine: Sweet, let oie

see your luce.
Leon. No.tliat yuu shall not.till you take htr haad
Before this friar, and sweur t4i marry her.

Ctaud. Give me your hand before this holy firiar ;
I am yourliusbaud, if you like of me.
Hero. And when I lived, 1 was your other wife :
iUwnaskmg.
And when you lov'd, you were my o.hu' husband.
Claud. Another Hero I
Hero. Nothiitg certainer :

One Hero died defil'd ; but 1 do live,
And, surely as I live, I am a maid.
D. Pedro. The former Hero ! Hero that Is dead I
Leon. She died, my lonl, but whiles her slander

hved.
F^iar. All this amazement can I quality ;
When, after that the holy rites are euded,
I'll tell you hirgely of fair Hero's death :
Meantiuie, let wonder aeeni familiar.
And to the chapel let us prraently.
Bern. Soft aud fair, friar— Which is Beatrice f
Beat. I answer to that uame; [Uamaskiug.}

Wliat is your will 7
Bene. Do not you love me 7
Beat. No, no mors than rsasoa.

Bern. Why, then your aade, awl the pnnce,
ami Claudio,
Hare been deneiv'd : fiir ther swora yoo did.
Beat. Do not you love roe 7
Bene. No, no more than reason.

BeaL Why, then my cousin, Margaret, and
Ursula,
Are much deceiv'd ; for they did swear you did
Beat. They swore that you were aimuit sick

for me.
BeaL They swore that yoa w«re welWaigh
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■BHi vara mt im^. mm uvtv^T JMlid. Uutt DOW men

prntw lianl-he in«d, and will l«nd noUiing wr
God's sake : Pray jrou, examine him upou that
pgioU

Lem. I thank th je fur thy care and honest paina.

Dogb. T«Mir wonthip speaks hke a mitf thankful
•■d revei«nd yc'U^h ; and 1 pratite Oud fur jrua.

Leom There's for ihv pains.

Dagb. GoJ save the fuandatinn !

Lran. Go, 1 diachaige thee of thy prisoner, and
lUiankthee.

Dtgb. I leave an arrant knare with your wor-
ship ; whteh, 1 beseech rour worship, to oiirrect
yoormA ior the example uf others. God keep
foar wonbip; I wish your worship well; God
restore you t«> health : I hunihly give yon leave to
depart ; and if a merry meeting may be wished,
God prohibit it.— C'ome. neirblMiur.

[ExeuiU Dogberry. Verges, and Watch.

J>en. Uutd to-morrow moniing, Ionia, frffewell.

A$U. F^weli. my lordM ; we look (or you to-

JD. iVrire. We will not fiiil. [morrow.

Ctnd. T(»-nig1it 111 moara with Hero.

iExeuMt Dun Pedro attd Claudio.

Leem. Bring von these follows on; we'll talk
with Hargaret,
How her acguiuntanoa grew with this lewd
follow. lExewU

SCENE 11.— Leonato's Garden.

Bnter fieoedkk and Margaret, meetrng.

Bern. Prsy thee, sweet mistcvsR Margaret, de-

Sbrve well at my hands, by helping me to the

qispch uf Beatrice.

Mmrg. Will yoa then write me a sonnet in

B of my beauty f



Jbit. in so high a style. Margaret, that no man
Kviiig shall come over it ; for, in inast oumely
truth, thutt deserveet iu

Mtrg. To have no man oome over me? why,
shall 1 always keep below stairs?

Bnse. Thy wit is as quick as the greyhound's
laooth, it catches.

Marg. And yoars as Unnt as the fencer'k (nils,
which hit, but hurt nut.

Btm. A must manly wit, Margaret : it will nut
harta woman : and su, 1 pray thee, call Beatrice :
I give thee tlie booklers.

Mmrg. Give us the swords, we have bodclers of
oorown.

Bam. If yon use them. Margaret, yon must pot
in the pikes with a vice; and they are dangerous
weapons for maids.

Mm. Well. I will call Beatrkse to you, who. I
think, hath legs [£xtl Margaret.

Bern. And therefore will oome.

Tht god rf Un>*t [Singing.

That tils abov^f
Andkn o m $ tne.imd kiiowtPief
Ham pUifid I detervt.—

in, in singing : but in loving. — Leander the
«M awimmer. Troilus the first employer of paii-
ra, and a whole buok full uf theee quondam
arpet-moogera. wIhwo names yet run smuotlily
,n the even rond of a blank verae, why. they were
never so truly innied urer and over as my poor
self, in love : Marry. I cannut sliow it in rhvme ;
I have tried ; 1 can find uut no rhyme to laiif but
tabf. an innooent riiyme ; for soora, Aom, a hard
ihyme; lur tekool^Joo^ a bNlibling rhyme; very
uonaoos endings: No, 1 was not liuru under h
cbynunff planet, mtr I cannot wuo m fostival



CBud
dera,




Etder Beatrice.
Sweet Beatrice, wuuld'st thou come when 1 called
theel

Beat. Tea, signior, and depart when yoa bid me.

Bene. O. stay but till then !

Beat. Then, iM spoken ; fare you well now :—
and yet. ere I iro, let me go with that 1 came fitr,
which IS, with knowing what hath passed be-
tween you and CUudiu.

Bene. Only fool words; and thereupon I will
kiss thee. , , .

Beat. Fool words is but foul wind, and foul
wind is hut foul breath, and foul breath is noi>
some ; therefore I will depart uiikissed.

Bme. Thou hast fngliieU the word out of his
riclit sense, so forcible is thy wit : But, 1 most
tell thee ulaiiily, Cluiidio undentoes my chai-
l^ge; anu either I iiiu.Ht sburily hear frum him.
or 1 will siib^rihe him a coward. And, 1 pray
thee now, tell me, for which of my bad parts
dalst thoo first fall in love with me 7

Beat. For them all toaeiher; which maintained
so poliik: a state of evil, that ihey will nut admit
any good part to intermingle with them. But lor
which of my guod parts did yuu first 8uff««r love
for me I , _

Bene. Suffer ktve; a good epithet! I dn sum*r
love, indeed, fur I love thee against my will.

Beat. In spite of your heart, 1 think ; alas I
poor heart 1 If you spite it for my sake, 1 will
spite it for yours; fur 1 will never lose that
which my friend hates

Bene. Thun and 1 are too wise to woo peaceably.

BeiU, It appears not in this oimfessiou : there^
not one wise mun among twenty, that will pratso
himselC

Bene. An old, an old instance, Beatrice, that
lived in the time of so<id neighbours : if a man do
nut erect in this axe his own tomb ere he diea. he
shall live no longer in monument, than the bell
rimes, and the widow weens

Beat And how hmir \m that, think you t

Bene. Question I — Why, an hour in clamour,
and a quarter in rheum: llterefore it is must
expedient for the wise, (if Dun Wurm, his cuu-
science, find no impediment to the contrary ,) to
be the trumpet of his own virtues, as 1 am tu iny-
self ; So much for pruisiiig myself, (who, 1 mysell
will bear witness, is prsisewurthy.) and now tall
me. How doth your cousin T

Beat Very ill

Bene. And how do you t

Beat Very ill too.

Bene. Serve Gud. love me. and mend : there
will 1 leave yuu too, fur here comes one in has^e.

Enter Ursula.

Vt». Madam, you must come to your uncle ;
yonder's old coil at home : it is proved, my Ladv
Hem hath lieeii falsely accused, the orinoe au.1
Claudio mightily abus'd ; and Don John is the
auUiur »( all, who is fled and guna ; will you
oimie presently?

Beai. Will yuu xo hear this news, signior?

Bne. I will live in thy heart, die in thy Isp.
and be buried m thy eyes ; and, moreover, 1 will
gu with thee tu thy uncle's.

SCENE \U.—The Inside of a Cknrek.

Enter Don Pedro, Claudio. and Attundants, mdk
wtuaeand taper*.

Claud. Is this the monument of Leunatol
Atten. It at. my lord.



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CiautL All, all : find mcmover, Ood $am him
token he was hid m the garden.

D. P^dro. But wben shall we set the mTage
bull's lionic on Uie sensible Benedick's head T

CUmd, Yea, and text underaeath. Htrt dwdls
Benedick Vie married man 1

Bern. Fare jrou well, buy ! yoa know mj mind ;
I will leave you now to your irossip-like liumoon
you break jests as branptrts do their bludes,
whir4i. God be thanked, hurt not.—Uy lord, for
your many courtesies 1 thank you : I must discon-
tinue your compainy : y<iur bnitiier, the bustard. Is
fled Ihmi Messina : you have- amimc you, killed a
sweet and inuooent lady : For my Lord Lack-
beard, there, be and 1 shall meet; and till then,
peace be with him. iExU Benedick.

D. Pedrv. He is in earnest.

Ciand. In most profound earnest; and 111 war-
nnt you, for the love of Beatrice.

JX Pedro. And hath chuUensed theef

Claud. Most sincerely.

D. Pedro, What a preUy thing roan is. when he
gnes in hm doulilel and hose, and leaves off his



EmUr Dogberry, Verges, a$td the Watch, with
Courade and Bomchio.

aand. He is then a giant to an ape : but then
is an ape a doctor to such a man.

D. Pedro. But, soft yoa, let be ; plock ap, my
haait^nd be sad i Did he not say, my brother

Boob. Come, you, sir; if jostioe cannot Ume



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