• Enter DOGBERRY,VERGES, andSEXTON, in gowns; and the Watch, withCONRADE and BORACHIO

    DOGBERRY

    Is our whole dissembly appeared?

    VERGES

    Oh, a stool and a cushion for the Sexton.
    A stool is brought in. SEXTON sits

    SEXTON

    Which be the malefactors?

    DOGBERRY

    Marry, that am I and my partner.

    VERGES

    5Nay, that’s certain; we have the exhibition to examine.

    SEXTON

    But which are the offenders that are to be examined? Let
    them come before Master Constable.

    DOGBERRY

    Yea, marry, let them come before me.
    What is your name, friend?
    BORACHIO andCONRADE come forward
    10What’s your name, friend?

    BORACHIO

    Borachio.

    DOGBERRY

    Pray, write down, “Borachio.”—Yours, sirrah?

    CONRADE

    I am a gentleman, sir, and my name is Conrade.
  • DOGBERRY, VERGES, the SEXTON (in his official gown), and theWATCHMEN enter, bringing CONRADE and BORACHIO.

    DOGBERRY

    Is our whole dissembly here?

    dissembly

    “Dissembly” is a mistake for “assembly.”

    VERGES

    Oh, we need a stool and a cushion for the sexton.
    A stool is brought in. The SEXTON sits down.

    SEXTON

    Which ones are the malefactors?

    DOGBERRY

    Sir, that would be me and my partner.

    VERGES

    Yes, yes, we’ve been exhibitioned to examine this case.

    exhibitioned

    “Exhibitioned” is a mistake for “commissioned.”

    SEXTON

    No, you’ve misunderstood me—where are the criminals whom I’m supposed to examine? Have them come in front of the master constable.

    DOGBERRY

    Yes, indeed, bring them before me.
    BORACHIO and CONRADE come forward.
    What’s your name, friend?

    BORACHIO

    Borachio.

    DOGBERRY

    Please, write down “Borachio.”—And yours?

    CONRADE

    I’m a gentleman, sir, and my name is Conrade.