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I thanke you, I am not of many words, but II thank you. I am not of many words, but IMA I.i.148
thanke you.thank you.MA I.i.149
There is no measure in the occasion that There is no measure in the occasion thatMA I.iii.3
breeds, therefore the sadnesse is without limit.breeds; therefore the sadness is without limit.MA I.iii.4
And when I haue heard it, what blessing bringeth And when I have heard it, what blessing bringsMA I.iii.6
it?it?MA I.iii.7
I wonder that thou (being as thou saist thou I wonder that thou – being, as thou sayest thouMA I.iii.10
art, borne vnder Saturne) goest about to apply a morall art, born under Saturn – goest about to apply a moralMA I.iii.11
medicine, to a mortifying mischiefe: I cannot hide what medicine to a mortifying mischief. I cannot hide whatMA I.iii.12
I am: I must bee sad when I haue cause, and smile at noI am. I must be sad when I have cause, and smile at noMA I.iii.13
mans iests, eat when I haue stomacke, and wait for noman's jests; eat when I have stomach, and wait for noMA I.iii.14
mans leisure: sleepe when I am drowsie, and tend on noman's leisure; sleep when I am drowsy, and tend on noMA I.iii.15
mans businesse, laugh when I am merry, and claw no man's business; laugh when I am merry, and claw noMA I.iii.16
man in his in his humour.MA I.iii.17
I had rather be a canker in a hedge, then a roseI had rather be a canker in a hedge than a roseMA I.iii.25
in his grace, and it better fits my bloud to be disdain'd in his grace, and it better fits my blood to be disdainedMA I.iii.26
of all, then to fashion a carriage to rob loue from any: in of all than to fashion a carriage to rob love from any. InMA I.iii.27
this (though I cannot be said to be a flattering honest this, though I cannot be said to be a flattering honestMA I.iii.28
man) it must not be denied but I am a plaine dealing man, it must not be denied but I am a plain-dealingMA I.iii.29
villaine, I am trusted with a mussell, and enfranchisde with villain. I am trusted with a muzzle and enfranchised withMA I.iii.30
a clog, therefore I haue decreed, not to sing in my cage: a clog; therefore I have decreed not to sing in my cage.MA I.iii.31
if I had my mouth, I would bite: if I had my liberty, I If I had my mouth, I would bite; if I had my liberty, IMA I.iii.32
would do my liking: in the meane time, let me be that I would do my liking. In the meantime, let me be that IMA I.iii.33
am, and seeke not to alter, and seek not to alter me.MA I.iii.34
I will make all vse of it, for I vse it onely. Who I make all use of it, for I use it only. WhoMA I.iii.36
comes here? comes here?MA I.iii.37
what newes Borachio?What news, Borachio?MA I.iii.38
Will it serue for any Modell to build mischiefeWill it serve for any model to build mischief MA I.iii.42
on? What is hee for a foole that betrothes himselfe toon? What is he for a fool that betroths himself toMA I.iii.43
vnquietnesse?unquietness?MA I.iii.44
Who, the most exquisite Claudio?Who? The most exquisite Claudio?MA I.iii.46
A proper squier, and who, and who, which A proper squire! And who, and who? WhichMA I.iii.48
way lookes he?way looks he?MA I.iii.49
A very forward March-chicke, how came youA very forward March-chick! How came youMA I.iii.52
to this?to this?MA I.iii.53
Come, come, let vs thither, this may proue Come, come, let us thither; this may proveMA I.iii.60
food to my displeasure, that young start-vp hath all the food to my displeasure. That young start-up hath all theMA I.iii.61
glorie of my ouerthrow: if I can crosse him any way, glory of my overthrow; if I can cross him any way,MA I.iii.62
I blesse my selfe euery way, you are both sure, and will I bless myself every way. You are both sure, and willMA I.iii.63
assist mee?assist me?MA I.iii.64
Let vs to the great supper, their cheere is theLet us to the great supper; their cheer is theMA I.iii.66
greater that I am subdued, would the Cooke were of mygreater that I am subdued. Would the cook were o' myMA I.iii.67
minde: shall we goe proue whats to be done?mind! Shall we go prove what's to be done?MA I.iii.68
Sure my brother is amorous on Hero, and hathSure my brother is amorous on Hero and hathMA II.i.141
withdrawne her father to breake with him about it: thewithdrawn her father to break with him about it. TheMA II.i.142
Ladies follow her, and but one visor remaines.ladies follow her and but one visor remains.MA II.i.143
Are not you signior Benedicke?Are not you Signor Benedick?MA II.i.146
Signior, you are verie neere my Brother in hisSignor, you are very near my brother in hisMA II.i.148
loue, he is enamor'd on Hero, I pray you disswade love. He is enamoured on Hero; I pray you dissuadeMA II.i.149
him from her, she is no equall for his birth: you may him from her; she is no equal for his birth. You mayMA II.i.150
do the part of an honest man in the part of an honest man in it.MA II.i.151
I heard him sweare his affection,I heard him swear his affection.MA II.i.153
Come, let vs to the banquet. Come, let us to the banquet.MA II.i.156
It is so, the Count Claudio shal marry the It is so; the Count Claudio shall marry theMA II.ii.1
daughter of Leonato.daughter of Leonato.MA II.ii.2
Any barre, any crosse, any impediment, will beAny bar, any cross, any impediment will beMA II.ii.4
medicinable to me, I am sicke in displeasure to him, medicinable to me: I am sick in displeasure to him,MA II.ii.5
and whatsoeuer comes athwart his affection, rangesand whatsoever comes athwart his affection rangesMA II.ii.6
euenly with mine, how canst thou crosse this marriage?evenly with mine. How canst thou cross this marriage?MA II.ii.7
Shew me breefely how.Show me briefly how.MA II.ii.10
I remember.I remember.MA II.ii.14
What life is in that, to be the death of this What life is in that, to be the death of thisMA II.ii.17
marriage? marriage?MA II.ii.18
What proofe shall I make of that?What proof shall I make of that?MA II.ii.24
Onely to despight them, I will endeauour Only to despite them, I will endeavourMA II.ii.28
any thing.anything.MA II.ii.29
Grow this to what aduerse issue it can, I willGrow this to what adverse issue it can, I willMA II.ii.46
put it in practise: be cunning in the working this, andput it in practice. Be cunning in the working this, andMA II.ii.47
thy fee is a thousand ducates.thy fee is a thousand ducats.MA II.ii.48
I will presentlie goe learne their day of marriage. I will presently go learn their day of marriage.MA II.ii.51
My Lord and brother, God saue you.My lord and brother, God save you!MA III.ii.72
If your leisure seru'd, I would speake with you.If your leisure served, I would speak with you.MA III.ii.74
If it please you, yet Count Claudio may heare,If it please you; yet Count Claudio may hear,MA III.ii.76
for what I would speake of, concernes him.for what I would speak of concerns him.MA III.ii.77
Meanes your Lordship to be Means your lordship to beMA III.ii.79
married to morrow?married tomorrow?MA III.ii.80
I know not that when he knowes what I know.I know not that, when he knows what I know.MA III.ii.82
You may thinke I loue you not, let that appeareYou may think I love you not; let that appearMA III.ii.85
hereafter, and ayme better at me by that I now will hereafter, and aim better at me by that I now willMA III.ii.86
manifest, for my brother (I thinke, he holds you well, manifest. For my brother, I think he holds you well,MA III.ii.87
and in dearenesse of heart) hath holpe to effect your ensuingand in dearness of heart hath holp to effect your ensuingMA III.ii.88
marriage: surely sute ill spent, and labour ill bestowed.marriage – surely suit ill spent, and labour ill bestowed!MA III.ii.89
I came hither to tell you, and circumstancesI came hither to tell you; and, circumstancesMA III.ii.91
shortned, (for she hath beene too long a talking of) theshortened, for she has been too long a talking of, theMA III.ii.92
Lady is disloyall.lady is disloyal.MA III.ii.93
The word is too good to paint out her wickednesse, The word is too good to paint out her wickedness.MA III.ii.98
I could say she were worse, thinke you of a worseI could say she were worse; think you of a worseMA III.ii.99
title, and I will fit her to it: wonder not till further title, and I will fit her to it. Wonder not till furtherMA III.ii.100
warrant: goe but with mee to night, you shal see her warrant. Go but with me tonight, you shall see herMA III.ii.101
chamber window entred, euen the night before her chamber-window entered, even the night before herMA III.ii.102
wedding day, if you loue her, then to morrow wed her: wedding-day. If you love her then, tomorrow wed her;MA III.ii.103
But it would better fit your honour to change your minde.but it would better fit your honour to change your mind.MA III.ii.104
If you dare not trust that you see, confesse notIf you dare not trust that you see, confess notMA III.ii.107
that you know: if you will follow mee, I will shew youthat you know. If you will follow me, I will show youMA III.ii.108
enough, and when you haue seene more, & heard more,enough; and when you have seen more and heard more,MA III.ii.109
proceed accordingly.proceed accordingly.MA III.ii.110
I will disparage her no farther, till you are myI will disparage her no farther till you are myMA III.ii.116
witnesses, beare it coldly but till night, and let the witness; bear it coldly but till midnight, and let theMA III.ii.117
issue shew it selfe.issue show itself.MA III.ii.118
O plague right well preuented! so will you say, O plague right well prevented! So will you sayMA III.ii.121
when you haue seene the sequele. when you have seen the sequel.MA III.ii.122
Sir, they are spoken, and these things are true. Sir, they are spoken, and these things are true.MA IV.i.65
Fie, fie, they are not to be named my Lord,Fie, fie, they are not to be named, my lord,MA IV.i.93
Not to be spoken of,Not to be spoke of!MA IV.i.94
There is not chastitie enough in language,There is not chastity enough in languageMA IV.i.95
Without offence to vtter them: thus pretty LadyWithout offence to utter them. Thus, pretty lady,MA IV.i.96
I am sorry for thy much misgouernment.I am sorry for thy much misgovernment.MA IV.i.97
Come, let vs go: these things come thus to light,Come, let us go. These things, come thus to light,MA IV.i.109
Smother her spirits vp.Smother her spirits up.MA IV.i.110