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  • Title: Much Ado About Nothing (Quarto 1, 1600)
  • Editor: Gretchen Minton
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-516-2

    Copyright Gretchen Minton. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Gretchen Minton
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    Much Ado About Nothing (Quarto 1, 1600)

    Much adoe
    thee a double dealer, which out of question thou wilt be, if my
    coosin do not looke exceeding narrowly to thee.
    Bene. Come, come, we are friends, lets haue a dance ere we
    2675are maried, that we may lighten our own hearts, and our wiues
    Leon. Weele haue dancing afterward.
    Bene. First, of my worde, therefore plaie musicke, Prince,
    thou art sad, get thee a wife, get thee a wife, there is no staffe
    2680more reuerent then one tipt with horne.
    Enter Messenger.
    Mess. My Lord, your brother Iohn is tane in flight,
    And brought with armed men backe to Messina.
    Bene. Thinke not on him till to morrow, ile deuise thee
    braue punishments for him: strike vp Pipers. dance.

    2685 FINIS.