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She concluded with a sigh thou wast the properest man

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she concluded, with a sigh, thou wast the properest man in Italy. CLAUDIO For the which she wept heartily and said she cared not. 170 DON PEDRO Yea, that she did, but yet for all that, an if she did not hate him deadly, she would love him dearly. 153 curiously cleverly made me happy, / Or else I often had naught useless, blunt been miserable.' 155 ambles moves (as in - ironic - praise 164—5 a double tongue double = deceit- for a horse's gait) ful. Beatrice's alleged comment goes easily doesn't exert itself; goes paraphrases her own account of away quickly, i.e. is of no import her personal history with Benedick, 157 fine excellent; diminutive delivered to the Prince at 2.1.255-6. 159 Just just so 166 trans-shape metamorphose (as Hero 161 a wise gentleman Johnson suggests claims she does at 3.1.59-70) that 'perhaps "wise gentleman" was 167 properest most handsome, finest in that age used ironically, and always 171-2 an ... dearly proverbial: 'A woman stood for silly fellow'. either loves or hates to extremes' 162 hath the tongues speaks various (Dent, W651); cf. Lyly, Anatomy, 238: languages; cf. TGV 4.1.33-5: '2 'I haue heard that women eyther loue OUTLAW Have you the tongues? / entirely or hate deadly.' VALENTINE My youthful travel therein 171 an if if 157 said she] saies she F 157-65 'True . . . tongues.'] Capell subst.; True . . . tongues Q 171 an] (and) 292
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Much Ado About Nothing 5.1.193 The old man's daughter told us all. CLAUDIO All, all. And moreover, God saw him when he was hid in the garden. 175 DON PEDRO But when shall we set the savage bull's horns on the sensible Benedick's head? CLAUDIO Yea, and text underneath: 'Here dwells Benedick the married man.' BENEDICK Fare you well. Boy, you know my mind. I will 180 leave you now to your gossip-like humour. You break jests as braggarts do their blades, which, God be thanked, hurt not. My lord, for your many courtesies, I thank you. I must discontinue your company. Your brother the bastard is fled from Messina; you have 185 among you killed a sweet and innocent lady. For my Lord Lack-beard there, he and I shall meet, and till then peace be with him. [Exit.] DON PEDRO He is in earnest. CLAUDIO In most profound earnest. And, I'll warrant 190 you, for the love of Beatrice. DON PEDRO And hath challenged thee? CLAUDIO Most sincerely. 173 old man's daughter i.e. Hero 182 as . . . blades as cowardly boasters 174-75 God . . . garden The allusion in break their swords in order to give the Claudio's hint about Benedick's eaves- impression they've been fighting; cf. dropping in 2.3 is to Genesis, 3.8, when 1H4 2.4.296-8, where Falstaff 'hacked God discovers Adam and Eve in a state [his sword] with his dagger, and said of post-lapsarian shame in the wake of he would swear truth out of England eating from the tree of the knowledge but he would make you believe it was of good and evil: they 'heard the voice done in fight'. of the Lord walking in the garden in the 1 84 discontinue your company cool of the day: and . . . hid themselves Benedick is resigning from his service from the presence of the Lord God to the Prince, amongst the trees of the garden'. 187 Lord Lack-beard i.e. Claudio, a ref- 181 gossip-like humour talkative worn- erence to his youth
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