andVERGES with the Watch
Are you good men and true?
Yea, or else it were pity but they should suffer salvation,
body and soul.
Nay, that were a punishment too good for them, if they
5should have any allegiance in them, being chosen for the
Well, give them their charge, neighbor Dogberry.
First, who think you the most desartless man to be
Hugh Otecake, sir, or George Seacole, for they can write
Come hither, neighbor Seacole. 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.
Both which, Master Constable—
15You have. I knew it would be your answer. Well, for your
favor, sir, why, give God thanks, and make no boast of it,
and for your writing and reading, let that appear when there
is no need of such vanity. You are thought here to be the
most senseless and fit man for the constable of the watch;
20therefore bear you the lantern. This is your charge: