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

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2.2.8 Much Ado About Nothing BORACHIO Not honestly, my lord, but so covertly that no dishonesty shall appear in me. DON JOHN Show me briefly how. 10 BORACHIO I think I told your lordship, a year since, how much I am in the favour of Margaret, the waiting- gentlewoman to Hero. DON JOHN I remember. BORACHIO I can, at any unseasonable instant of the night, 15 appoint her to look out at her lady's chamber window. DON JOHN What life is in that to be the death of this marriage? BORACHIO The poison of that lies in you to temper. Go you to the prince your brother; spare not to tell him that 20 he hath wronged his honour in marrying the renowned Claudio - whose estimation do you mightily hold up to a contaminated stale, such a one as Hero. DON JOHN What proof shall I make of that? BORACHIO Proof enough to misuse the prince, to vex 25 Claudio, to undo Hero and kill Leonato. Look you for any other issue? DON JOHN Only to despite them I will endeavour anything. 15 unseasonable instant late hour modern sense of irritate) 16 appoint instruct 26 undo ruin in reputation chamber bedroom kill Leonato As if to underscore the 19 temper concoct, mix degree to which the assault on Hero's 22 estimation reputation and/or worth honour is an attack on male identity, hold up maintain, affirm Borachio considers the effects of the 23 contaminated stale depraved pros- slander to be more lethal to the aged titute; stale was the term for a decoy 7 , Leonato than to his daughter or the including the prostitute used by others abused. thieves to lure victims (OED n? 4). 27 issue result 24 How will I demonstrate that? 28 despite maliciously or contemptuous- 25 misuse abuse, deceive ly injure; Shakespeare's only use of the vex injure, distress (stronger than the word as a verb 12-13 waiting-gentlewoman] ('waiting gentlewoman,), Rome m.
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Much Ado About Nothing 2.2.44 BORACHIO Go, then. Find me a meet hour to draw Don 30 Pedro and the Count Claudio alone. Tell them that you know that Hero loves me. Intend a kind of zeal both to the prince and Claudio - as in love of your brother's honour, who hath made this match, and his friend's reputation, who is thus like to be cozened with the 35 semblance of a maid - that you have discovered thus. They will scarcely believe this without trial; offer them instances, which shall bear no less likelihood than to see me at her chamber window, hear me call Margaret 'Hero', hear Margaret term me 'Claudio'. And bring 40 them to see this the very night before the intended wedding (for in the meantime I will so fashion the matter that Hero shall be absent), and there shall appear such seeming truth of Hero's disloyalty that 30 meet hour convenient time 32 Intend pretend zeal
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