Much Ado about Nothing: A Comedy in Six Acts (Google eBook)

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Samuel French, 1869 - 61 pages
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A quite humorous and romantic comedy, and a very good read. It teaches the foolishness of humans, and how easily people believe in silly rumors. Being betrayed and deceived play big parts in the play. Sometimes, though, I found it hard to read and had to go on SparkNotes to translate to modern English.  

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Page 48 - The like himself; therefore give me no counsel. Leon. I pray thee, peace ; I will be flesh and blood; For there was never yet philosopher That could endure the tooth-ache patiently ; However they have writ the style of gods, And made a pish at chance and sufferance. Ant. Therein do men from children nothing differ.
Page 24 - To one thing constant never. Then sigh not so, But let them go, And be you blithe and bonny ; Converting all your sounds of woe Into hey nonny, nonny. Sing no more ditties, sing no mo', Of dumps so dull and heavy ; The fraud of men was ever so, Since summer first was leavy. Then sigh not so, &c. Pedro.
Page 47 - Oh, that he were here, to write me down an ass !óbut, masters, remember that I am an ass; though it be not written down, yet forget not, that I am an ass :óNo, thou villain, thou art full of piety, as shall be proved upon thee, by good witness
Page 33 - You are thought here to be the most senseless and fit man for the constable of the watch ; therefore, bear you the lantern. This is your charge: You shall comprehend all vagrom men; you are to bid any man stand, in the prince's name. * Sea.
Page 20 - Bea. The Count is neither sad, nor sick, nor merry, nor well: but civil, Count; civil as an orange, and something of that jealous complexion. Leon. Count, take of me my daughter, and with her my fortunes; his grace hath made the match, and all grace say amen to it! Claud. Silence is the
Page 30 - Nay, I will only be bold with Benedick for his company; for, from the crown of his head to the sole of his foot, he is all mirth; he hath twice or thrice cut Cupid's bow-string, and the little hangman dare not shoot at him ; he hath a
Page 33 - Well, you are to call at all the alehouses, and bid those that are drunk get them to bed. Dog. Why, then, let them alone till they are sober; if they make you not then the better answer, you may say, they are not the men you took them for. Sea.
Page 50 - make it good, how you dare, with what you dare, and when you dare: óDo me right, or I will protest your cowardice. You have killed a sweet lady, and her death shall fall heavy on you ! Let me hear from you. Claud. Heaven bless me from a challenge! Claud. Well, I will meet
Page 27 - Good Margaret, run thee into the parlour, There shall thou find my cousin, Beatrice ; Whisper her ear, and tell her, I and Ursula Walk in the orchard, and our whole discourse Is all of her; say, that thou overheard'st us ; And bid her steal into the garden here, To listen our
Page 33 - Well, sir. Dog. If you meet a thief you may suspect him, by virtue of your office, to be no true man ; and, for such kind of men, the less you meddle or make with them, why, the more is for your honesty. Sea. If we know him to be a thief, shall we not lay hands on him

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