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Much Ado About Nothing

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Enter DON PEDRO, DON JOHN, LEONATO, FRIAR FRANCIS, CLAUDIO, BENEDICK,HERO, BEATRICE, and Attendants
DON PEDRO, DON JOHN,LEONATO, FRIAR FRANCIS,CLAUDIO, BENEDICK,HERO, and BEATRICE enter withATTENDANTS.



LEONATO
Come, Friar Francis, be brief, only to the plain form of
marriage, and you shall recount their particular duties
afterwards.
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) You come hither, my lord, to marry this lady?
FRIAR FRANCIS
(to CLAUDIO) Have you come here, my lord, to marry this lady?

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CLAUDIO
No.
CLAUDIO
No.

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

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

HERO
I do.
HERO
I do.


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FRIAR FRANCIS
If either of you know any inward impediment why you
should not be conjoined, charge you on your souls to utter
it.
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
Know you any, Hero?
CLAUDIO
Do you know any, Hero?

HERO
None, my lord.
HERO
None, my lord.

FRIAR FRANCIS
Know you any, count?
FRIAR FRANCIS
Do you know any, count?

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