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Dogb. One word, Sir ; our Watch have, indeed, comprehended two auspicious persons; and we would have them this morning examin'd before your Worship. Leon. Take their examination yourself, and bring
I am now in great haste, as may appear unto you.
Dogb. It shall be suffigance.
fare you well.
it me ;
Enter a Messenger.
[Exeunt Leonato. Dogb. Go, good Partner, go get you to Francis Seacoale, bid him bring his pen and inkhorn to the jail; we are now to examine those men.
Verg. And we must do it wisely. Dogb. We will spare for no wit, I warrant; here's That (touching his forehead) shall drive some of them to a non-come. Only get the learned writer to set down our excommunication, and meet me at the Jail.
A CT IV.
S CE N E I.
Enter D. Pedro, D. John, Leonato, Friar, Claudio,
Benedick, Hero, and Beatrice.
OME, friar Francis, be brief, only to the plain
form of marriage, and you shall recount their particular duties afterwards.
Friar. You come hither, my Lord, to marry this lady?
Friar. Lady, you come hither to be marry'd to this Count.
Hero. I do.
Friar. If either of you know any inward impediment why you should not be conjoin'd, I charge you on your souls to utter it.
Claud. Know you any, Hero?
Bene. How now ! Interjections ? why, then some be of laughing, as, ha, ha, he!
Claud. Stand thee by, friar : father, by your leave, Will you with free and unconstrained soul
5 Some be of laughing.) This is a quotation from the Accidence.
Give me this maid your daughter ?
Leon. As freely, son, as God did give her me. Claud. And what have I to give you back, whose
Pedro. Nothing, unless you render her again.
Leon. What do you mean, my Lord ?
Claud. Not to be marry'd,
Leon. Dear my Lord, if you in your own approof
luxurious bed;] Thatsume, the firn Editors might heis, lafcivious. Luxury is the con fitate at ; tho' it is a very proper feffor's term for unlawful plea- one, and a Word elsewhere used sures of the sex.
by our Author. Besides, in the 7 Dear my Lord, if you in your Passage under Examination, this
oun Proof ] I am surprizd, Word comes in a'most necessathe Poetical Editors did not ob- rily, as Cluudio had said in the line ferve the Lameness of this Verse. immediately preceding ; It evidently wants a Syllable in Not knit my Soul to an apthe last Foot, which I have re. proved Wanton. ford by a Word, which, I pre.
You'll say, she did embrace me as a husband,
Hero. And seem'd I ever otherwise to you?
Claud. Out on thy Seeming! I will write against it':
Hero. Is my Lord well, that he doth speak fo wide ?
Pedro. What should I speak ?
Leon. Are these things spoken, or do I but dream ;
Claud. Leonato, ftand I here?
Leon. All this is so; but what of this, my lord ?
word 100 large ;) So he As to fulfiribe to any thing is uses large joft's in this play, for to allow it, so to write again lantious, not restrained within is to dif low or deny. due bounds.
chaste as the bud] Be. - I will write against it:] fore the air has tafted its sweetWhat? a libel ? nonsense. We ness. should read, I will RATE cgainst
kindly poruer} That it, i. e. rail or revile.
js, natural power. Kind is naWARBURTON. ture.
Leon. I charge thee do so, as thou art my child. .
Hiro. O God defend me, how am I befet! What kind of catechizing call you this?
Claud. To make you answer truly to your name.
Hero. Is it not Hero? who can blot that nanie
Claud. Marry, that can Hero;
Hero. Í talk'd with no man at that hour, my Lord.
Pedro. Why, then you are no maiden. Lcoza:o,
John. Fie, fie, they are not to be nam’d, my Lord.
Claud. O Hero! what a Hero hadst thou been 4,
liberal villain) Li- iliibcral. beral here, as in many places of + I am afraid here is intended these plays, means, frank beyond a poor concuit upon the word. bonefly or decency. Free of tongue, Hiro. Dr.Warburton unnecessarily reads