Much Ado About Nothing


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Act I
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Act III
Act IV
Act V
Enter Leonato and Antonio, meeting


LEONATO

How now, brother! Where is my cousin, your

son? Hath he provided this music?


ANTONIO

He is very busy about it. But, brother, I can tell

you strange news that you yet dreamt not of.


LEONATO

Are they good?


ANTONIO

As the event stamps them; but they have a
event (n.) outcome, issue, consequence
stamp (v.) 2 authenticate, endorse, validate

good cover, they show well outward. The Prince and

Count Claudio, walking in a thick-pleached alley in
thick-pleached (adj.) thickly hedged, with hedges made of closely interlaced branches

mine orchard, were thus much overheard by a man of

mine: the Prince discovered to Claudio that he loved
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known See Topics: Frequency count

my niece your daughter, and meant to acknowledge it

this night in a dance; and if he found her accordant, he
accordant (adj.) sympathetic, ready to agree, responsive

meant to take the present time by the top and instantly
top (n.) 2 head

break with you of it.
break (v.) 2 broach a matter, speak


LEONATO

Hath the fellow any wit that told you this?
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability See Topics: Frequency count


ANTONIO

A good sharp fellow; I will send for him, and

question him yourself.


LEONATO

No, no; we will hold it as a dream, till it appear

itself; but I will acquaint my daughter withal, that she

be the better prepared for an answer, if peradventure
peradventure (adv.) perhaps, maybe, very likely See Topics: Frequency count

this be true. Go you and tell her of it.

Attendants cross the stage, led by Antonio's son, and

accompanied by Balthasar the musician

Cousin, you know what you have to do. (To the musician)

O, I cry you mercy, friend; go you with me, and I will

use your skill. Good cousin, have a care this busy time.

Exeunt

 
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