Enter DON PEDRO, CLAUDIO
BENEDICK, and LEONATO
I do but stay till your marriage be consummate, and then go
I toward Aragon.
I’ll bring you thither, my lord, if you’ll
Nay, that would be as great a soil in the new gloss of your
5marriage as to show a child his new coat and forbid him to
wear it. I will only be bold with Benedick for his company,
for from the crown of his head to the sole of his foot he is all
mirth. He hath twice or thrice cut Cupid’s bow-string,
the little hangman dare not shoot at him. He hath a heart as
10sound as a bell, and his tongue is the clapper, for what his
heart thinks, his tongue speaks.
Gallants, I am not as I have been.
So say I. Methinks you are sadder.
I hope he be in love.
15Hang him, truant! There’s no true drop of blood in him
be truly touched with love. If he be sad, he wants money.
I have the toothache.
20You must hang it first, and draw it afterwards.