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Much Ado About Nothing

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Published: 1599
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,541 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 12,862
mnybks.net#: 6301
Genre: Drama
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RICE. No, not till a hot January.

MESSENGER. Don Pedro is approached.

[Enter DON PEDRO, DON JOHN, CLAUDIO, BENEDICK, BALTHAZAR, and Others.]

DON PEDRO. Good Signior Leonato, you are come to meet your trouble: the fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it.

LEONATO. Never came trouble to my house in the likeness of your Grace, for trouble being gone, comfort should remain; but when you depart from me, sorrow abides and happiness takes his leave.

DON PEDRO. You embrace your charge too willingly. I think this is your daughter.

LEONATO. Her mother hath many times told me so.

BENEDICK. Were you in doubt, sir, that you asked her?

LEONATO. Signior Benedick, no; for then were you a child.

DON PEDRO. You have it full, Benedick: we may guess by this what you are, being a man. Truly the lady fathers herself. Be happy, lady, for you are like an honourable father.

BENEDICK. If Signior Leonato be her father, she would not have his head o

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.09.29
David Spake
*****

It's a great book. One must read it. Perhaps, the best romantic story.


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