Much Ado About Nothing Act 3 Quotes

When I do name him, let it be thy part to praise him more than ever man did merit. Hero – Ursula
Now begin, for look where Beatrice like a lapwing runs close by the ground, to hear our conference. Hero – Ursula
The pleasant’st angling is to see the fish cut with her golden oars the silver stream and greedily devour the treacherous bait. Ursula – Hero
I know her spirits are as coy and wild as haggards of the rock. Hero – Ursula
Doth not the gentleman deserve as full as fortunate a bed as ever Beatrice shall couch upon? Ursula – Hero
She cannot love nor take no shape nor project of affection. Hero – Ursula
Therefore let Benedick, like covered fire, consume away in sighs, waste inwardly. Hero – Ursula
Yet tell her of it. Hear what she will say. Ursula – Hero
She cannot be so much without true judgment, having so swift and excellent a wit as she is prized to have, as to refuse so rare a gentleman as Signior Benedick. Ursula – Hero
He is the only man of Italy, always excepted my dear Claudio. Hero – Ursula
She’s limed, I warrant you. We have caught her, madam. Ursula – Hero
What fire is in mine ears? Can this be true? Beatrice – Audience
Contempt, farewell, and maiden pride, adieu! Beatrice – Audience
If thou dost love, my kindness shall incite thee to bind our loves up in a holy band. Beatrice – Audience
Then go we near her, that her ear lose nothing of the false sweet bait that we lay for it. Hero – Ursula
But Nature never framed a woman’s heart of prouder stuff than that of Beatrice. Hero – Ursula
Gallants, I am not as I have been. Benedick – Don Pedro, Claudio, Leonato
Hang him, truant! There’s no true drop of blood in him, to be truly touched with love. If he be sad, he wants money. Don Pedro – Claudio, Leonato
There is no appearance of fancy in him, unless it be a fancy that he hath to strange disguises. Don Pedro – Claudio, Leonato
If he be not in love with some woman, there is no believing old signs. Claudio – Don Pedro
No, but the barber’s man hath been seen with him, and the old ornament of his cheek hath already stuffed tennis balls. Claudio – Don Pedro
Nay, ‘a rubs himself with civet. Can you smell him out by that? Don Pedro – Claudio
Yea, or to paint himself? Don Pedro – Claudio
Conclude, conclude he is in love. Don Pedro – Claudio
If your leisure served, I would speak with you. Don John – Don Pedro
I know not that, when he knows what I know. Don John – Don Pedro
If there be any impediment, I pray you discover it. Claudio – Don John
I came hither to tell you, and, circumstances shortened, for she has been too long a-talking of, the lady is disloyal. Don John – Don Pedro
If I see anything tonight why I should not marry her, tomorrow in the congregation where I should wed, there will I shame her. Claudio – Don John
God hath blessed you with a good name. To be a well-favored man is the gift of fortune, but to write and read comes by nature. Dogberry – Seacoal
If he will not stand when he is bidden, he is none of the Prince’s subjects. Verges – Dogberry
Why, then, let them alone till they are sober. Dogberry – Watch
If you meet a thief, you may suspect him, by virtue of your office, to be no true man; and for such kind of men, the less you meddle or make with them, why, the more is for your honesty. Dogberry – Watch
The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company. Dogberry – Watch
You have been always called a merciful man, partner. Verges – Dogberry
Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more a man who hath any honesty in him. Dogberry – Verges
This is the end of the charge: you, Constable, are to present the Prince’s own person. If you meet the Prince in the night, you may stay him. Dogberry – Verges
Stand thee close, then, under this penthouse, for it drizzles rain, and I will, like a true drunkard, utter all to thee. Borachio – Conrade
Some treason, masters. Yet stand close. Seacoal – Watches
Therefore know I have earned of Don John a thousand ducats. Borachio – Conrade
Is it possible that any villainy should be so dear? Conrade – Borachio
I know that Deformed. ‘A has been a vile thief this seven year; ‘a goes up up and down like a gentleman. Seacoal – Watches
But art not thou thyself giddy with the fashion too, that thou hast shifted out of thy tale into telling me of the fashion? Conrade – Borachio
Not so, neither. But know that I have tonight wooed Margaret, the Lady Hero’s gentlewoman, by the name of Hero. Borachio – Conrade
We charge you, in the Prince’s name, stand! Seacoal – Borachio, Conrade
Troth, I think your other rabato were better. Margaret – Hero
By my troth, ‘s but a nightgown in respect of yours. Margaret – Hero
‘Twill be heavier soon by the weight of a man. Margaret – Hero
Why, how now? Do you speak in the sick tune? Hero – Beatrice
How long have you professed apprehension? Beatrice – Margaret
Get you some of this distilled carduus benedictus and lay it to your heart. Margaret – Beatrice
There thou prick’st her with a thistle. Hero – Margaret
Marry, sir, I would have some confidence with you that decerns you nearly. Dogberry – Leonato
Yes, I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old man and no honester than I. Verges – Dogberry
Neighbors, you are tedious. Leonato – Dogberry, Verges
Marry, sir, our watch tonight, excepting your worship’s presence, ha’ ta’en a couple of as arrant knaves as any in Messina. Verges – Leonato
One word, sire. Our watch, sir, have indeed comprehended two aspicious persons, and we would have them this morning examined before your worship. Dogberry – Leonato
Take their examination yourself and bring it me. I am now in great haste, as it may appear unto you. Leonato – Dogberry
Go, good partner, go, get you to Francis Seacoal. Bid him bring his pen and inkhorn to the jail. We are now to examination these men. Dogberry – Verges