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in the time of good neighbours; if a man do not ered in this age his own tomb ere he dies, he shall live no longer in monuments, than the bells ring, and the
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 wife, if Don worm (his conscience) find no impediment to the contrary, to be the trumpet 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 haite.
Enter Ursula. Urfu. Madam, you must come to your uncle; yonder's old coil at home; it is proved, my lady Hero hath been falsely accused; the Prince and Claudio mightily abus'd ; 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 eyes, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy heart; and moreover I will go with thee to thy uncle.
[Exeunt. SCENE changes to a CHURCH. Enter Don Pedro, Claudio, and Attendants avith tapersos Cloud. S this the monument of Leonato ?
Atten. It is, my lord,
Ε Ρ Ι Τ Α Ρ Η.
Was the Hero, that here lyes ;
So the life, that dy'd with shame,
Hang thou there upon the tomb,
Praising her when I am dumb.
The wolves have prey'd ; and, look, the gentle day, Before the wheels of Phæbus, round about
Dapples the drowsy east with spots of grey : Thanks to you all, and leave us ;
well. Claud. Good-morrow, masters ; each his several way,
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, (28) Than this, for whom we render
this woe! [Exeunt.
(28) And Hymen notv wirb luckier issue speeds,
Tban this, for wbom we renier'd up this quce.) Claudio could not know, without being a prophet, that this new-propos'd match should have any luckier event than that design'd with Hero. Certainly, therefore, this should be a wish in Claudio; and, to this end, the poet might have wrote, speed's; i. e, speed us; and so it becomes prayer $Hymeno
SCENE changes to Leonato's House,
Enter Leonato, Benedick, Margaret, Ursula, Antonio,
Friar, and Hero. Friar. ID I not
Ant. Well; I am glad, that all things fort fo well.
Bene. And so am I, being elfe by faith enforc'd
Leon. Well, Daughter, and you gentlewomen all,
Ant. Which I will do with confirm'd countenance.
Bene. To bind me, or undo me, one of them;
Leon. That eye my daughter lent her, 'tis moft true.
, From Claudio and the Prince; but what's your will?
Bene. Your anfwer, Sir, is enigmatical;
Leon. My heart is with your liking.
Enter Don Pedro and Claudio, with Attendants,
Leon. Good-morrow, Prince; good-morrow, Claudio,
Claud. I'll hold my mind, were she an Ethiope.
Claud. I think, he thinks upon the favage bull:
Bene. Bull Jove, Sir, had an amiable low,
Ant. This same is she, and I do give you her.
Leon. No, that you shall not, 'till you take her hand
like of me.
[Unmasking And when you lov'd, you were my other husband. Claud. Another Hero ? (29)
I am your
(29) Claud. Anet ber Here!
Hero. Nothing certainer.
Pedro. The former Hero! Hero, that is dead!
Friar. All this amazement can I qualify.
Bene. Soft and fair, friar. Which is Beatrice?
Bene: Why, then your Uncle, and the Prince, and Claudio, have been deceiv'd; they swore you did.
Beat. Do not you love me?
Beat. Why, then my Coufin, Margaret, and Ursula, Have been deceived; for they did swear, you
Bene. They swore, you were almost fick for me.
Claud. And I'll be sworn upon't, that he loves her ;.
Hero. And here's another,
One Hero dy'd; but I do live,
And surely as I lide l am a maid.] Befdest hat the last line but one wants a whole foot in measure, it is as defective in the meaning; For how are the words made out? One Hero dy'd, and yet that Hero dives, but how is the then another Hero ? The supplement, which I have restor’d from the old Quarto, solves all that difficulty, and makes she last line reasonable,