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My cousin meanes Signior Benedick of PaduaMy cousin means Signor Benedick of Padua.MA I.i.33
He is of a very melancholy disposition.He is of a very melancholy disposition.MA II.i.5
So you walke softly, and looke sweetly, and saySo you walk softly, and look sweetly, and sayMA II.i.78
nothing, I am yours for the walke, and especially when nothing, I am yours for the walk; and especially whenMA II.i.79
I walke away.I walk away.MA II.i.80
I may say so when I please.I may say so, when I please.MA II.i.82
When I like your fauour, for God defend the Lute When I like your favour; for God defend the luteMA II.i.84
should be like the case.should be like the case!MA II.i.85
Why then your visor should be thatcht.Why, then, your visor should be thatched.MA II.i.87.1
I will doe any modest office, my Lord, to helpe my I will do any modest office, my lord, to help myMA II.i.347
cosin to a good husband.cousin to a good husband.MA II.i.348
Good Margaret runne thee to the parlour,Good Margaret, run thee to the parlour;MA III.i.1
There shalt thou finde my Cosin Beatrice,There shalt thou find my cousin BeatriceMA III.i.2
Proposing with the Prince and Claudio,Proposing with the Prince and Claudio.MA III.i.3
Whisper her eare, and tell her I and Vrsula,Whisper her ear, and tell her I and UrsulaMA III.i.4
Walke in the Orchard, and our whole discourseWalk in the orchard, and our whole discourseMA III.i.5
Is all of her, say that thou ouer-heardst vs,Is all of her; say that thou overheardst us,MA III.i.6
And bid her steale into the pleached bower,And bid her steal into the pleached bower,MA III.i.7
Where hony-suckles ripened by the sunne,Where honeysuckles, ripened by the sun,MA III.i.8
Forbid the sunne to enter: like fauourites,Forbid the sun to enter – like favourites,MA III.i.9
Made proud by Princes, that aduance their pride,Made proud by princes, that advance their prideMA III.i.10
Against that power that bred it, there will she hide her,Against that power that bred it. There will she hide her,MA III.i.11
To listen our purpose, this is thy office,To listen our propose. This is thy office;MA III.i.12
Beare thee well in it, and leaue vs alone. Bear thee well in it, and leave us alone.MA III.i.13
Now Vrsula, when Beatrice doth come,Now, Ursula, when Beatrice doth come,MA III.i.15
As we do trace this alley vp and downe,As we do trace this alley up and down,MA III.i.16
Our talke must onely be of Benedicke,Our talk must only be of Benedick;MA III.i.17
When I doe name him, let it be thy part,When I do name him, let it be thy partMA III.i.18
To praise him more then euer man did merit,To praise him more than ever man did merit.MA III.i.19
My talke to thee must be how BenedickeMy talk to thee must be how BenedickMA III.i.20
Is sicke in loue with Beatrice: of this matter,Is sick in love with Beatrice. Of this matterMA III.i.21
Is little Cupids crafty arrow made,Is little Cupid's crafty arrow made,MA III.i.22
That onely wounds by heare-say: now begin,That only wounds by hearsay. Now begin;MA III.i.23
For looke where Beatrice like a Lapwing runsFor look where Beatrice, like a lapwing, runsMA III.i.24
Close by the ground, to heare our conference.Close by the ground, to hear our conference.MA III.i.25
Then go we neare her that her eare loose nothing,Then go we near her, that her ear lose nothingMA III.i.32
Of the false sweete baite that we lay for it:Of the false sweet bait that we lay for it.MA III.i.33
No truely Vrsula, she is too disdainfull,No, truly, Ursula, she is too disdainful;MA III.i.34
I know her spirits are as coy and wilde,I know her spirits are as coy and wildMA III.i.35
As Haggerds of the rocke.As haggards of the rock.MA III.i.36.1
So saies the Prince, and my new trothed Lord.So says the Prince and my new-trothed lord.MA III.i.38
They did intreate me to acquaint her of it,They did entreat me to acquaint her of it;MA III.i.40
But I perswaded them, if they lou'd Benedicke,But I persuaded them, if they loved Benedick,MA III.i.41
To wish him wrastle with affection,To wish him wrestle with affection,MA III.i.42
And neuer to let Beatrice know of it.And never to let Beatrice know of it.MA III.i.43
O God of loue! I know he doth deserue,O god of love! I know he doth deserveMA III.i.47
As much as may be yeelded to a man:As much as may be yielded to a man;MA III.i.48
But Nature neuer fram'd a womans heart,But Nature never framed a woman's heartMA III.i.49
Of prowder stuffe then that of Beatrice:Of prouder stuff than that of Beatrice.MA III.i.50
Disdaine and Scorne ride sparkling in her eyes,Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eyes,MA III.i.51
Mis-prizing what they looke on, and her witMisprizing what they look on, and her witMA III.i.52
Values it selfe so highly, that to herValues itself so highly that to herMA III.i.53
All matter else seemes weake: she cannot loue,All matter else seems weak. She cannot love,MA III.i.54
Nor take no shape nor proiect of affection,Nor take no shape nor project of affection,MA III.i.55
Shee is so selfe indeared.She is so self-endeared.MA III.i.56.1
Why you speake truth, I neuer yet saw man,Why, you speak truth. I never yet saw man,MA III.i.59
How wise, how noble, yong, how rarely featur'd.How wise, how noble, young, how rarely featured,MA III.i.60
But she would spell him backward: if faire fac'd,But she would spell him backward. If fair-faced,MA III.i.61
She would sweare the gentleman should be her sister:She would swear the gentleman should be her sister;MA III.i.62
If blacke, why Nature drawing of an anticke,If black, why, Nature, drawing of an antic,MA III.i.63
Made a foule blot: if tall, a launce ill headed:Made a foul blot; if tall, a lance ill-headed;MA III.i.64
If low, an agot very vildlie cut:If low, an agate very vilely cut;MA III.i.65
If speaking, why a vane blowne with all windes:If speaking, why, a vane blown with all winds;MA III.i.66
If silent, why a blocke moued with none.If silent, why, a block moved with none.MA III.i.67
So turnes she euery man the wrong side out,So turns she every man the wrong side out,MA III.i.68
And neuer giues to Truth and Vertue, thatAnd never gives to truth and virtue thatMA III.i.69
Which simplenesse and merit purchaseth.Which simpleness and merit purchaseth.MA III.i.70
No, not to be so odde, and from all fashions,No, not to be so odd and from all fashionsMA III.i.72
As Beatrice is, cannot be commendable,As Beatrice is, cannot be commendable;MA III.i.73
But who dare tell her so? if I should speake,But who dare tell her so? If I should speak,MA III.i.74
She would mocke me into ayre, O she would laugh meShe would mock me into air; O, she would laugh meMA III.i.75
Out of my selfe, presse me to death with wit,Out of myself, press me to death with wit!MA III.i.76
Therefore let Benedicke like couered fire,Therefore let Benedick, like covered fire,MA III.i.77
Consume away in sighes, waste inwardly:Consume away in sighs, waste inwardly.MA III.i.78
It were a better death, to die with mockes,It were a better death than die with mocks,MA III.i.79
Which is as bad as die with tickling.Which is as bad as die with tickling.MA III.i.80
No, rather I will goe to Benedicke,No; rather I will go to BenedickMA III.i.82
And counsaile him to fight against his passion,And counsel him to fight against his passion.MA III.i.83
And truly Ile deuise some honest slanders,And, truly, I'll devise some honest slandersMA III.i.84
To staine my cosin with, one doth not know,To stain my cousin with. One doth not knowMA III.i.85
How much an ill word may impoison liking.How much an ill word may empoison liking.MA III.i.86
He is the onely man of Italy,He is the only man of Italy,MA III.i.92
Alwaies excepted, my deare Claudio.Always excepted my dear Claudio.MA III.i.93
Indeed he hath an excellent good name.Indeed, he hath an excellent good name.MA III.i.98
Why euerie day to morrow, come goe in,Why, every day, tomorrow. Come, go in;MA III.i.101
Ile shew thee some attires, and haue thy counsell,I'll show thee some attires, and have thy counselMA III.i.102
Which is the best to furnish me to morrow.Which is the best to furnish me tomorrow.MA III.i.103
If it proue so, then louing goes by haps,If it prove so, then loving goes by haps;MA III.i.105
Some Cupid kills with arrowes, some with traps. Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.MA III.i.106
Good Vrsula wake my cosin Beatrice, and desire Good Ursula, wake my cousin Beatrice, and desireMA III.iv.1
her to rise.her to rise.MA III.iv.2
And bid her come hither.And bid her come hither.MA III.iv.4
No pray thee good Meg, Ile weare this.No, pray thee, good Meg, I'll wear this.MA III.iv.7
My cosin's a foole, and thou art another, ile weare My cousin's a fool, and thou art another. I'll wearMA III.iv.10
none but this.none but this.MA III.iv.11
O that exceedes they say.O, that exceeds, they say.MA III.iv.16
God giue mee ioy to weare it, for my heart is exceeding God give me joy to wear it, for my heart is exceedinglyMA III.iv.22
heauy.heavy.MA III.iv.23
Fie vpon thee, art not asham'd?Fie upon thee! Art not ashamed?MA III.iv.25
Good morrow Coze.Good morrow, coz.MA III.iv.35
Why how now? do you speake in the sick tune?Why how now? Do you speak in the sick tune?MA III.iv.37
These gloues the Count sent mee, they are an excellent These gloves the Count sent me; they are an excellentMA III.iv.55
perfume.perfume.MA III.iv.56
There thou prickst her with a thissell.There thou prickest her with a thistle.MA III.iv.69
Helpe to dresse mee good coze, good Meg, good Help to dress me, good coz, good Meg, goodMA III.iv.89
Vrsula. Ursula.MA III.iv.90
I doe.I do.MA IV.i.9
None my Lord.None, my lord.MA IV.i.14
And seem'd I euer otherwise to you?And seemed I ever otherwise to you?MA IV.i.53
Is my Lord well, that he doth speake so wide?Is my lord well, that he doth speak so wide?MA IV.i.60
True, O God!True? O God!MA IV.i.66.2
O God defend me how am I beset,O God defend me! How am I beset!MA IV.i.75
What kinde of catechizing call you this?What kind of catechizing call you this?MA IV.i.76
Is it not Hero? who can blot that nameIs it not Hero? Who can blot that nameMA IV.i.78
With any iust reproach?With any just reproach?MA IV.i.79.1
I talkt with no man at that howre my Lord.I talked with no man at that hour, my lord.MA IV.i.84
They know that do accuse me, I know none:They know that do accuse me; I know none.MA IV.i.175
If I know more of any man aliueIf I know more of any man aliveMA IV.i.176
Then that which maiden modestie doth warrant,Than that which maiden modesty doth warrant,MA IV.i.177
Let all my sinnes lacke mercy. O my Father,Let all my sins lack mercy! O my father,MA IV.i.178
Proue you that any man with me conuerst,Prove you that any man with me conversedMA IV.i.179
At houres vnmeete, or that I yesternightAt hours unmeet, or that I yesternightMA IV.i.180
Maintain'd the change of words with any creature,Maintained the change of words with any creature,MA IV.i.181
Refuse me, hate me, torture me to death.Refuse me, hate me, torture me to death!MA IV.i.182
And when I liu'd I was your other wife,And when I lived, I was your other wife;MA V.iv.60
And when you lou'd, you were my other husband.And when you loved, you were my other husband.MA V.iv.61
Nothing certainer.Nothing certainer;MA V.iv.62.2
One Hero died, but I doe liue,One Hero died defiled, but I do live,MA V.iv.63
And surely as I liue, I am a maid.And surely as I live, I am a maid.MA V.iv.64
And heeres another,And here's anotherMA V.iv.88.2
Writ in my cosins hand, stolne from her pocket,Writ in my cousin's hand, stolen from her pocket,MA V.iv.89
Containing her affection vnto Benedicke. Containing her affection unto Benedick.MA V.iv.90