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Much Ado About Nothing

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Enter HERO,MARGARET, and URSULA
HERO, MARGARET, andURSULA enter.


HERO
Good Ursula, wake my cousin Beatrice and desire her to
rise.
HERO
Good Ursula, go wake my cousin and ask her to get up.

URSULA
I will, lady.
URSULA
I will, lady.

HERO
And bid her come hither.
HERO
And request that she come here.

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URSULA
Well.
URSULA
Very well.
Exit
She exits.

MARGARET
Troth, I think your other rebato were better.
MARGARET
Really, I think your other ruff is better.

HERO
No, pray thee, good Meg, I’ll wear this.
HERO
No, please good Meg, I’ll wear this one.


MARGARET
By my troth, ’s not so good, and I warrant your cousin will
say so.
MARGARET
Honestly, it’s not as good as the other one, and I’m sure your cousin will agree with me.

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HERO
My cousin’s a fool, and thou art another. I’ll wear none but
this.
HERO
My cousin’s a fool, and you are too. I’ll wear this one and none other.



MARGARET
I like the new tire within excellently, if the hair were a
thought browner; and your gown’s a most rare fashion, i'
faith. I saw the Duchess of Milan’s gown that they praise so.
MARGARET
I like your new wig and headdress, though I’d like it more if the hair were a shade browner. And your gown is really stylish. You know, I saw the Duchess of Milan’s gown, the one that everyone praises so highly.

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HERO
Oh, that exceeds, they say.
HERO
Oh, they say that dress surpasses all others.

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