• Enter DON PEDRO, DON JOHN, LEONATO, FRIAR FRANCIS, CLAUDIO, BENEDICK,HERO, BEATRICE, and Attendants

    LEONATO

    Come, Friar Francis, be brief, only to the plain form of
    marriage, and you shall recount their particular duties
    afterwards.

    FRIAR FRANCIS

    (to CLAUDIO) You come hither, my lord, to marry this lady?

    CLAUDIO

    5No.

    LEONATO

    To be married to her.—Friar, you come to marry her.

    FRIAR FRANCIS

    Lady, you come hither to be married to this count?

    HERO

    I do.

    FRIAR FRANCIS

    If either of you know any inward impediment why you
    10should not be conjoined, charge you on your souls to utter
    it.

    CLAUDIO

    Know you any, Hero?

    HERO

    None, my lord.

    FRIAR FRANCIS

    Know you any, count?
  • DON PEDRO, DON JOHN,LEONATO, FRIAR FRANCIS,CLAUDIO, BENEDICK,HERO, and BEATRICE enter withATTENDANTS.

    LEONATO

    All right, Friar Francis, let’s keep this short. Do a simple ceremony, and list all the particular duties of marriage later.

    FRIAR FRANCIS

    (to CLAUDIO) Have you come here, my lord, to marry this lady?

    CLAUDIO

    No.

    LEONATO

    No, he comes to be married to her. Friar, you are the one who has come to marry her.

    FRIAR FRANCIS

    Lady, do you come here to be married to this count?

    HERO

    I do.

    FRIAR FRANCIS

    If either of you knows any secret reason why you two should not be joined in marriage, I order you on your souls to say so.

    CLAUDIO

    Do you know any, Hero?

    HERO

    None, my lord.

    FRIAR FRANCIS

    Do you know any, count?