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

I beseech you let it be remembered in his punishment

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ass. I beseech you let it be remembered in his punishment. And also the watch heard them talk of one Deformed; they say he wears a key in his ear and a lock hanging by it, and borrows money in God's name, the which he hath used so long, and never paid, that 300 now men grow hard-hearted and will lend nothing for God's sake. Pray you examine him upon that point. LEONATO I thank thee for thy care and honest pains. DOGBERRY Your worship speaks like a most thankful and reverent youth, and I praise God for you. 305 LEONATO [Gives him money.] There's for thy pains. DOGBERRY God save the foundation! LEONATO Go, I discharge thee of thy prisoner, and I thank thee. DOGBERRY I leave an arrant knave with your worship, 310 which I beseech your worship to correct yourself, for the example of others. God keep your worship! I wish your worship well! God restore you to health! I humbly give you leave to depart, and if a merry meeting may be wished, God prohibit it! Come, neighbour. 315 [Exeunt Dogberry and Verges.] LEONATO Until tomorrow morning, lords, farewell. 294-5 under . . . black i.e. written down 305 reverent malapropism for 'reverend' 298 a key In Dogberry's garbled apprehen- youth malapropism for 'elder' sion, Deformed's love-lock has acquired 307 the usual thanks given by recipients a key, and the man himself the financial of charity, especially at the entrances habits of a borrower who invokes God's to convents or monasteries name like a beggar. 310 arrant (1) thorough; (2) perhaps a 299-300 the which i.e. the trick of per- mistake for 'errant' suading men to lend for God's sake 314 give malapropism for 'ask' 300 paid repaid 315 prohibit malapropism for'permit' 294 SP] Rome (Dog.); Const. Q 301 hard-hearted] fhard hearted;, F 305 reverent] reuerend F 306 SD] Oxf 315 SD] F (Exeunt.) after 316 299
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5.1.317 Much Ado About Nothing ANTONIO Farewell, my lords. We look for you tomorrow. DON PEDRO We will not fail. CLAUDIO Tonight I'll mourn with Hero. LEONATO [to the Watch ] Bring you these fellows on. We'll talk with Margaret, 319 How her acquaintance grew with this lewd fellow. Exeunt. [5.2] Enter BENEDICK and MARGARET. BENEDICK Pray thee, sweet mistress Margaret, deserve well at my hands by helping me to the speech of Beatrice. MARGARET Will you then write me a sonnet in praise of my beauty? 5 BENEDICK In so high a style, Margaret, that no man living shall come over it; for in most comely truth thou deservest it. MARGARET To have no man come over me? Why, shall I always keep below stairs? 10 320 lewd worthless, wicked, rascally, as 6 style with pun on 'stile' (a step for in e.g. Acts, 17.5: 'the Jews . . . took climbing over a fence); cf. Chaucer, unto them certain lewd fellows of the The Squire's Tale, 97-8: 'Al be it that baser sort' I can nat sowne his style, / Ne can nat 5.2 The location is the vicinity of clymen over so high a style.' Leonato's house. 7 come over surpass; climb over 0.1 Capell's addition (see t.n.) interposes comely pleasant a separation between Benedick and 9 come over me cover me in the act of Margaret, although their dialogue (e.g. intercourse Margaret's knowledge of Benedick's 10 keep below stairs remain a servant
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