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longer in monument, than the bell rings, and the widow weeps.
Beat. And how long is that, think you ?
Bene. Question?-Why, an hour in clamour, and a quarter in rheum: Therefore it is most expedient for the wise, (if Don Worm his conscience, find no impediment to the contrary,) to be the trumpet of of his own virtues, as I am to myself: So much for praising myself, (who, I myself will bear witness, is praise-worthy,) and now tell me, How doth your cousin ?
Beat. Very ill.
Bene. Serve God, love me, and mend: there will I leave you too, for here comes one in haste.
Urs. Madam, you must come to your uncle; yonder's old coil 8 at home: it is proved, my lady Hero hath been falsely accused, the Prince and Claudio mightily abused; and Don John is the author of all, who is filed and gone: will you come presently?
Beat. Will you go hear this news, signior? Bene. I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes; and, moreover, I will go with thee to thy uncle's.
The Inside of a Church.
musick and tapers.
Done to death by slanderous tongues
Was the Hero that here lies ;
Gives her fame which never dies :
Praising her when I am dumb.--
Pardon, Goddess of the night,
Midnight, assist our moan;
Hearily, heavily :
Claud. Now, unto thy bones good night!
Yearly will I do this rite. D. Pedro. Good morrow, masters; put your
torches out: The wolves have prey'd; and look, the gentle day, Before the wheels of Phæbus, round about
Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray: Thanks to you all, and leave us ; fare
well. Claud. Good morrow, masters; each his several way. D. Pedro. Come, let us hence, and put on other
weeds ; And then to Leonato's we will go.
Claud. And, Hymen, now with luckier issue speed's, Than this, for whom we render'd up this woe!
A Room in Leonato's House.
Enter LEONATO, ANTONIO, BENEDICK, BEATRICE,
URSULA, Friar, and Hero.
you she was innocent?
her, Upon the error that you heard debated : But Margaret was in some fault for this; · Although against her will, as it appears In the true course of all the question.
Ant. Well, I am glad that all things sort so well.
Bene. And so am I, being else by faith enforc'd To call young Claudio to a reckoning for it.
Leon. Well, daughter, and you gentlewomen all, Withdraw into a chamber by yourselves; And, when I send for you, come hither mask'd: The prince and Claudio promis'd by this hour To visit me :-You know your office, brother ; You must be father to
brother's daughter, And give her to young Claudio. . [Ereunt Ladies.
Ant. Which I will do with confirm'd countenance.
Bene. To bind me, or undo me, one of them.-
true, Bene. And I do with an eye of love requite her.
Leon. The sight whereof, I think, you had from me, From Claudio, and the prince; But what's your will ?
Bene. Your answer, sir, is enigmatical :
Leon. My heart is with your liking.
And my help.
Leon. Good morrow,prince; good morrow, Claudio; We here attend you ; are you yet determin'd To-day to marry with my brother's daughter ?
Claud. I'll hold my mind, were she an Ethiope. Leon. Call her forth, brother, here's the friar ready.
[Exit ANTONIO. D. Pedro. Good morrow, Benedick: Why, what's
the matter, That you have such a February face, So full of frost, of storm, and cloudiness?
Claud. I think, he thinks upon the savage bull: Tush, fear not, man, we'll tip thy horns with gold, And all Europa shall rejoice at thee; As once Europa did at lusty Jove, When he would play the noble beast in love.
Bene. Bull Jove, sir, had an amiable low; And some such strange bull leap'd your father's cow, And got a calf in that same noble feat, Much like to you, for you have just his bleat.
Re-enter ANTONIO, with the Ladies masked. Claud. For this I owe you : here comes other
reckonings. Which is the lady I must seize upon ?
Ant. This same is she, and I do give you her. Claud. Why, then she's mine : Sweet, let me sec
Leon. No, that you shall not, till you take her hand Before this friar, and swear to marry her.
Claud. Give me your hand before this holy friar; I am your husband, if you like of me. Hero. And when I lived, I was your other wife;
[Unmasking And when you loved, you were my other husband,
Claud. Another Hero?