Much Ado About Nothing
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Enter Leonato and an old man, brother to Leonato.Enter Leonato and Antonio, meeting MA I.ii.1
Leo. LEONATO 
How now brother, where is my cosen your How now, brother! Where is my cousin, your MA I.ii.1
son: hath he prouided this musicke?son? Hath he provided this music? MA I.ii.2
Old. ANTONIO 
He is very busie about it, but brother, I can tellHe is very busy about it. But, brother, I can tell MA I.ii.3
you newes that you yet dreamt not of.you strange news that you yet dreamt not of. MA I.ii.4
Lo. LEONATO 
Are they good?Are they good? MA I.ii.5
Old. ANTONIO 
As the euents stamps them, but they haue a As the event stamps them; but they have aevent (n.)
old form: euents
outcome, issue, consequence
MA I.ii.6
stamp (v.)authenticate, endorse, validate
good couer: they shew well outward, the Prince and good cover, they show well outward. The Prince and MA I.ii.7
Count Claudio walking in a thick pleached alley in Count Claudio, walking in a thick-pleached alley inthick-pleached (adj.)
old form: thick pleached
thickly hedged, with hedges made of closely interlaced branches
MA I.ii.8
my orchard, were thus ouer-heard by a man of mine orchard, were thus much overheard by a man of MA I.ii.9
mine: the Prince discouered to Claudio that hee loued mine: the Prince discovered to Claudio that he loveddiscover (v.)
old form: discouered
reveal, show, make known
MA I.ii.10
my niece your daughter, and meant to acknowledge it my niece your daughter, and meant to acknowledge it MA I.ii.11
this night in a dance, and if hee found her accordant, hee this night in a dance; and if he found her accordant, heaccordant (adj.)sympathetic, ready to agree, responsiveMA I.ii.12
meant to take the present time by the top, and instantly meant to take the present time by the top and instantlytop (n.)headMA I.ii.13
breake with you of it.break with you of it.break (v.)
old form: breake
broach a matter, speak
MA I.ii.14
Leo. LEONATO 
Hath the fellow any wit that told you this?Hath the fellow any wit that told you this?wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityMA I.ii.15
Old. ANTONIO 
A good sharpe fellow, I will send for him, andA good sharp fellow; I will send for him, and MA I.ii.16
question him your selfe.question him yourself. MA I.ii.17
Leo. LEONATO 
No, no; wee will hold it as a dreame, till it appeare No, no; we will hold it as a dream, till it appear MA I.ii.18
it selfe: but I will acquaint my daughter withall, that she itself; but I will acquaint my daughter withal, that she MA I.ii.19
may be the better prepared for an answer, if peraduenture be the better prepared for an answer, if peradventureperadventure (adv.)
old form: peraduenture
perhaps, maybe, very likely
MA I.ii.20
this bee true: goe you and tell her of it: this be true. Go you and tell her of it. MA I.ii.21
Attendants cross the stage, led by Antonio's son, and MA I.ii.22.1

accompanied by Balthasar the musician MA I.ii.22.2
coosins, you know what you haue to doe, Cousin, you know what you have to do. (To the musician) MA I.ii.22
O I crie you mercie friend, goe you with mee and I will O, I cry you mercy, friend; go you with me, and I will MA I.ii.23
vse your skill, / good cosin haue a care this busie time. use your skill. Good cousin, have a care this busy time. MA I.ii.24
Exeunt. Exeunt MA I.ii.24
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