Shakespeare, W - Much Ado About Nothing (Arden, 2006).pdf

Don john there is no measure in the occasion that

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DON JOHN There is no measure in the occasion that breeds, therefore the sadness is without limit. 18 hold it as consider it but pletive, similar to 'What the devil', 18-19 appear itself materializes possibly derived from the early modern 19 withal with what you have told me Dutch exclamation 'wat goedtjarr': 'as 21 Depending on his speed, Antonio may I hope for a good year' exit only at the general dispersal at 2 out . . . sad excessively melancholy, line 24, as he does in some productions out of sorts and editions. As Oxf' notes, 'the text 3 measure in moderation of; limit to requires only bustle here'. 3-4 occasion that breeds source that 22-23 cry you mercy beg your pardon causes his sadness. The term breeds 24 have a care be careful (may suggest a may suggest that the irremediable stage action of clumsiness for the actor cause of Don John's grief is his own to whom it is addressed) bastardy; alternatively, it could refer to 1.3 The location is in or near Leonato's his melancholy or to the recent defeat house. at the hands of Claudio. 1 What the goodyear a benign ex- 21 SD] Boas 21.1] Capell (Enter several persons, bearing things for the banquet): Exit Antonio. Enter Antonio's son with a Musician I Boas; Exit Antonio. Enter Antonio's son, with a Musician and Others. I Kittredge: Several cross the Stage here / Theobald (after to do 22); Enter Attendants Oxf 22 Cousins] Cousin Waters-Bennett 1.3] Capell (SCENEIII) 0.1 DON] Rome; sirQ 1 goodyear] fgoodyeere;, Malone lord!] Hanmer; lord, Q 3+ SP] Iohn Q 4 breeds] breeds it Theobald 111
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Much Ado About Nothing 1.3.21 CONRADE You should hear reason. 5 DON JOHN And when I have heard it, what blessing brings it? CONRADE If not a present remedy, at least a patient sufferance. DON JOHN I wonder that thou - being as thou sayst 10 thou art, born under Saturn - goest about to apply a moral medicine to a mortifying mischief. I cannot hide what I am. I must be sad when I have cause, and smile at no man's jests; eat when I have stomach, and wait for no man's leisure; sleep when I am drowsy, and 15 tend on no man's business; laugh when I am merry, and claw no man in his humour. CONRADE Yea, but you must not make the full show of this till you may do it without controlment. You have of late stood out against your brother, and he hath ta'en 20 you newly into his grace, where it is impossible you 5 reason The term suggests the exorbi- tance of Don John's sadness. 8 F's change of 'at least' to 'yet' is per- haps to accommodate its erroneous expansion of QJs 'brings' (6) to 'brin- /geth'. 9 sufferance forbearance, endurance; cf. 5.1.38, pain, suffering. 1 1 born under Saturn saturnine, morose - because born under that planet, described by Stephen Bateman in Upon Bartholomew (1582) as 'an euill willed Planet, colde and drie, a night Planet and heauie . . . and therefore a childe . . . that be conceiued & come forth vnder his Lordship, [shall] dye, or haue full euill qualyties' (Bateman, fol. 129', cited by Furness). According to Robert Burton in his Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), those born under Saturn were excessively melancholy (Burton, 1.2001); Andrew Gurr suggests that melancholies dressed emblematically
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