Much Ado About Nothing

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Enter Hero, and Margaret, and Vrsula.Enter Hero, and Margaret, and Ursula MA III.iv.1
Hero. HERO 
Good Vrsula wake my cosin Beatrice, and desire Good Ursula, wake my cousin Beatrice, and desire MA III.iv.1
her to rise.her to rise. MA III.iv.2
I will Lady.I will, lady. MA III.iv.3
Her. HERO 
And bid her come hither.And bid her come hither. MA III.iv.4
Well.Well. MA III.iv.5
Exit MA III.iv.5
Troth I thinke your other rebato were better.Troth, I think your other rebato were better.rebato (n.)
stiff ornamental collar, ruff
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troth, good troth (n.)
exclamations, emphasizing an assertion - truly, indeed
Bero. HERO 
No pray thee good Meg, Ile weare this.No, pray thee, good Meg, I'll wear this. MA III.iv.7
By my troth's not so good, and I warrant By my troth, 's not so good, and I warranttroth, by my
by my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]
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warrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
your cosin will say so.your cousin will say so. MA III.iv.9
Bero. HERO 
My cosin's a foole, and thou art another, ile weare My cousin's a fool, and thou art another. I'll wear MA III.iv.10
none but this.none but this. MA III.iv.11
I like the new tire within excellently, if theI like the new tire within excellently, if thetire (n.)
head-dress, ornament for the head, raiment
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haire were a thought browner: and your gown's a mosthair were a thought browner; and your gown's a most MA III.iv.13
rare fashion yfaith, I saw the Dutchesse of Millaines gowne rare fashion, i'faith. I saw the Duchess of Milan's gown MA III.iv.14
that they praise so.that they praise so. MA III.iv.15
Bero. HERO 
O that exceedes they say.O, that exceeds, they say.exceed (v.)

old form: exceedes
outdo, surpass, excel, be superior
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By my troth's but a night-gowne in respect ofBy my troth, 's but a nightgown in respect ofnightgown, night-gown (n.)

old form: night-gowne
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yours, cloth a gold and cuts, and lac'd withsiluer, set yours – cloth o' gold, and cuts, and laced with silver, setcut (n.)
ornamental gap in a dress to show the colour underneath
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with pearles, downe sleeues, side sleeues, and skirts, round with pearls, down-sleeves, side-sleeves, and skirts, rounddown-sleeve (n.)
long sleeve to the wrist
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side-sleeve (n.)
hanging sleeves open from the shoulder and falling away backwards
vnderborn with a blewish tinsel, but for a fine queint underborne with a bluish tinsel; but for a fine, quaint,underborne (adj.)

old form: vnderborn
trimmed at the bottom
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gracefull and excellent fashion, yours is worth ten on't.graceful and excellent fashion, yours is worth ten on't. MA III.iv.21
Hero. HERO 
God giue mee ioy to weare it, for my heart is exceeding God give me joy to wear it, for my heart is exceedingly MA III.iv.22
heauy.heavy.heavy (adj.)

old form: heauy
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
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'Twill be heauier soone, by the waight of a man.'Twill be heavier soon, by the weight of a man. MA III.iv.24
Hero. HERO 
Fie vpon thee, art not asham'd?Fie upon thee! Art not ashamed? MA III.iv.25
Of what Lady? of speaking honourably? isOf what, lady? Of speaking honourably? Is MA III.iv.26
not marriage honourable in a beggar? is not your Lordnot marriage honourable in a beggar? Is not your lord MA III.iv.27
honourable without marriage? I thinke you would hauehonourable without marriage? I think you would have MA III.iv.28
me say, sauing your reuerence a husband: and bad me say, ‘ saving your reverence, a husband ’; and bad MA III.iv.29
thinking doe not wrest true speaking, Ile offend no body, thinking do not wrest true speaking, I'll offend nobody.wrest (v.)
twist, pervert, warp
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is there any harme in the heauier for a husband? none Is there any harm in ‘ the heavier for a husband ’? None, MA III.iv.31
I thinke, and it be the right husband, and the right wife,I think, an it be the right husband and the right wife;and, an (conj.)
if, whether
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otherwise 'tis light and not heauy, aske my Ladyotherwise 'tis light, and not heavy; ask my Lady MA III.iv.33
Beatrice else, here she comes.Beatrice else, here she comes. MA III.iv.34
Enter Beatrice.Enter Beatrice MA III.iv.34
Hero. HERO 
Good morrow Coze.Good morrow, coz.morrow (n.)
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Good morrow sweet Hero.Good morrow, sweet Hero. MA III.iv.36
Hero. HERO 
Why how now? do you speake in the sick tune?Why how now? Do you speak in the sick tune?tune (n.)
state of mind, mood
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I am out of all other tune, me thinkes.I am out of all other tune, methinks.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
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Claps into Light a loue, (that goes without aClap's into ‘ Light o' love ’; that goes without aclap into (v.)
strike up with, enter briskly into
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burden,) do you sing it and Ile dance it.burden. Do you sing it, and I'll dance it.burden, burthen (n.)
bass accompaniment [in a song]
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Ye Light aloue with your heeles, then if yourYe light o' love, with your heels! Then if yourlight (adj.)
promiscuous, licentious, immoral, wanton
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husband haue stables enough, you'll looke he shall lacke no husband have stables enough, you'll see he shall lack no MA III.iv.42
barnes.barnes.barn, barne (n.)
child, baby
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O illegitimate construction! I scorne that withO illegitimate construction! I scorn that with MA III.iv.44
my heels. MA III.iv.45
'Tis almost fiue a clocke cosin, 'tis time you'Tis almost five o'clock, cousin; tis time you MA III.iv.46
were ready, by my troth I am exceeding ill, hey ho.were ready. By my troth, I am exceeding ill; heigh-ho!ill (adj.)
sick, indisposed, unwell
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For a hauke, a horse, or a husband?For a hawk, a horse, or a husband? MA III.iv.48
For the letter that begins them all, H.For the letter that begins them all, H. MA III.iv.49
Well, and you be not turn'd Turke, there's noWell, an you be not turned Turk, there's noturn Turk

old form: turn'd Turke
change completely, become a renegade [as if in religion, from Christian to infidel]
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and, an (conj.)
if, whether
more sayling by the starre.more sailing by the (n.)

old form: starre
pole-star, lodestar, guiding star
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What meanes the foole trow?What means the fool, trow?trow (v.)
(I) wonder, (I) ask you
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Nothing I, but God send euery one their Nothing I; but God send everyone their MA III.iv.53
harts desire.heart's desire! MA III.iv.54
Hero. HERO 
These gloues the Count sent mee, they are an excellent These gloves the Count sent me; they are an excellent MA III.iv.55
perfume.perfume. MA III.iv.56
I am stuft cosin, I cannot smell.I am stuffed, cousin, I cannot smell.stuffed (adj.)

old form: stuft
filled with a head-cold, clogged
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A maid and stuft! there's goodly catching A maid, and stuffed! There's goodly catching MA III.iv.58
of colde.of cold. MA III.iv.59
O God helpe me, God help me, how long haueO, God help me! God help me! How long have MA III.iv.60
you profest apprehension?you professed apprehension?profess (v.)

old form: profest
practise, pursue, claim knowledge of
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apprehension (n.)
sharpness of mind, quickness of uptake
Euer since you left it, doth not my wit Even since you left it. Doth not my witwit (n.)
mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
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become me rarely?become me rarely?rarely (adv.)
splendidly, beautifully, excellently
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become (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
It is not seene enough, you should weare it inIt is not seen enough; you should wear it in MA III.iv.64
your cap, by my troth I am sicke.your cap. By my troth, I am sick. MA III.iv.65
Get you some of this distill'd carduus benedictusGet you some of this distilled Carduus Benedictus,carduus benedictus
[Latin] blessed thistle, a medicinal herb
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and lay it to your heart, it is the onely thing for a and lay it to your heart: it is the only thing for a MA III.iv.67
qualm.qualm.qualm (n.)
sudden sickness, feeling of nausea, fainting attack
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Hero. HERO 
There thou prickst her with a thissell.There thou prickest her with a thistle. MA III.iv.69
Benedictus, why benedictus? you haue some Benedictus! Why Benedictus? You have some MA III.iv.70
morall in this benedictus.moral in this Benedictus.moral (n.)

old form: morall
hidden meaning, import, significance
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Morall? no by my troth, I haue no morall Moral? No, by my troth, I have no moral MA III.iv.72
meaning, I meant plaine holy thissell, you may thinke perchance meaning; I meant plain holy-thistle. You may think perchance MA III.iv.73
that I thinke you are in loue, nay birlady I that I think you are in love. Nay, by'r Lady, I MA III.iv.74
am not such a foole to thinke what I list, nor I list not to am not such a fool to think what I list, nor I list not tolist (v.)
wish, like, please
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thinke what I can, nor indeed I cannot thinke, if I would think what I can, nor indeed I cannot think, if I would MA III.iv.76
thinke my hart out of thinking, that you are in loue, or think my heart out of thinking, that you are in love, or MA III.iv.77
that you will be in loue, or that you can be in loue: yet that you will be in love, or that you can be in love. Yet MA III.iv.78
Benedicke was such another, and now is he become a Benedick was such another, and now is he become a MA III.iv.79
man, he swore hee would neuer marry, and yet now in man; he swore he would never marry, and yet now, in MA III.iv.80
despight of his heart he eates his meat without grudging, despite of his heart, he eats his meat without grudging; MA III.iv.81
and how you may be conuerted I know not, but me thinkes and how you may be converted I know not, but methinks MA III.iv.82
you looke with your eies as other women look with your eyes as other women do. MA III.iv.83
What pace is this that thy tongue keepes.What pace is this that thy tongue keeps? MA III.iv.84
Not a false gallop.Not a false gallop.false (adj.)
sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
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Enter Vrsula.Enter Ursula MA III.iv.85
Vrsula. URSULA 
Madam, withdraw, the Prince, the Count, signior Madam, withdraw; the Prince, the Count, Signor MA III.iv.86
Benedicke, Don Iohn, and all the gallants of the towne are Benedick, Don John, and all the gallants of the town, aregallant (n.)
fine gentleman, man of fashion
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come to fetch you to Church.come to fetch you to church. MA III.iv.88
Hero. HERO 
Helpe to dresse mee good coze, good Meg, good Help to dress me, good coz, good Meg, good MA III.iv.89
Vrsula. Ursula. MA III.iv.90
Exeunt MA III.iv.90
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