Speeches (Lines) for Dogberry
in "Much Ado about Nothing"

Total: 52

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

III,3,1323

Are you good men and true?

2

III,3,1326

Nay, that were a punishment too good for them, if
they should have any allegiance in them, being...

3

III,3,1330

First, who think you the most desertless man to be
constable?

4

III,3,1334

Come hither, neighbour Seacole. God hath blessed
you with a good name: to be a well-favoured man is...

5

III,3,1338

You have: I knew it would be your answer. Well,
for your favour, sir, why, give God thanks, and make...

6

III,3,1348

Why, then, take no note of him, but let him go; and
presently call the rest of the watch together and...

7

III,3,1353

True, and they are to meddle with none but the
prince's subjects. You shall also make no noise in...

8

III,3,1359

Why, you speak like an ancient and most quiet
watchman; for I cannot see how sleeping should...

9

III,3,1365

Why, then, let them alone till they are sober: if
they make you not then the better answer, you may...

10

III,3,1369

If you meet a thief, you may suspect him, by virtue
of your office, to be no true man; and, for such...

11

III,3,1375

Truly, by your office, you may; but I think they
that touch pitch will be defiled: the most peaceable...

12

III,3,1380

Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more
a man who hath any honesty in him.

13

III,3,1385

Why, then, depart in peace, and let the child wake
her with crying; for the ewe that will not hear her...

14

III,3,1389

This is the end of the charge:—you, constable, are
to present the prince's own person: if you meet the...

15

III,3,1393

Five shillings to one on't, with any man that knows
the statutes, he may stay him: marry, not without...

16

III,3,1399

Ha, ha, ha! Well, masters, good night: an there be
any matter of weight chances, call up me: keep your...

17

III,3,1405

One word more, honest neighbours. I pray you watch
about Signior Leonato's door; for the wedding being...

18

III,5,1582

Marry, sir, I would have some confidence with you
that decerns you nearly.

19

III,5,1585

Marry, this it is, sir.

20

III,5,1588

Goodman Verges, sir, speaks a little off the
matter: an old man, sir, and his wits are not so...

21

III,5,1594

Comparisons are odorous: palabras, neighbour Verges.

22

III,5,1596

It pleases your worship to say so, but we are the
poor duke's officers; but truly, for mine own part,...

23

III,5,1601

Yea, an 'twere a thousand pound more than 'tis; for
I hear as good exclamation on your worship as of any...

24

III,5,1610

A good old man, sir; he will be talking: as they
say, when the age is in, the wit is out: God help...

25

III,5,1619

Gifts that God gives.

26

III,5,1621

One word, sir: our watch, sir, have indeed
comprehended two aspicious persons, and we would...

27

III,5,1626

It shall be suffigance.

28

III,5,1633

Go, good partner, go, get you to Francis Seacole;
bid him bring his pen and inkhorn to the gaol: we...

29

III,5,1637

We will spare for no wit, I warrant you; here's
that shall drive some of them to a non-come: only...

30

IV,2,1984

Is our whole dissembly appeared?

31

IV,2,1987

Marry, that am I and my partner.

32

IV,2,1991

Yea, marry, let them come before me. What is your
name, friend?

33

IV,2,1994

Pray, write down, Borachio. Yours, sirrah?

34

IV,2,1996

Write down, master gentleman Conrade. Masters, do
you serve God?

35

IV,2,1999

Write down, that they hope they serve God: and
write God first; for God defend but God should go...

36

IV,2,2006

A marvellous witty fellow, I assure you: but I
will go about with him. Come you hither, sirrah; a...

37

IV,2,2011

Well, stand aside. 'Fore God, they are both in a
tale. Have you writ down, that they are none?

38

IV,2,2015

Yea, marry, that's the eftest way. Let the watch
come forth. Masters, I charge you, in the prince's...

39

IV,2,2020

Write down Prince John a villain. Why, this is flat
perjury, to call a prince's brother villain.

40

IV,2,2023

Pray thee, fellow, peace: I do not like thy look,
I promise thee.

41

IV,2,2028

Flat burglary as ever was committed.

42

IV,2,2033

O villain! thou wilt be condemned into everlasting
redemption for this.

43

IV,2,2045

Come, let them be opinioned.

44

IV,2,2048

God's my life, where's the sexton? let him write
down the prince's officer coxcomb. Come, bind them....

45

IV,2,2052

Dost thou not suspect my place? dost thou not
suspect my years? O that he were here to write me...

46

V,1,2281

Come you, sir: if justice cannot tame you, she
shall ne'er weigh more reasons in her balance: nay,...

47

V,1,2288

Marry, sir, they have committed false report;
moreover, they have spoken untruths; secondarily,...

48

V,1,2324

Come, bring away the plaintiffs: by this time our
sexton hath reformed Signior Leonato of the matter:...

49

V,1,2380

Moreover, sir, which indeed is not under white and
black, this plaintiff here, the offender, did call...

50

V,1,2390

Your worship speaks like a most thankful and
reverend youth; and I praise God for you.

51

V,1,2393

God save the foundation!

52

V,1,2395

I leave an arrant knave with your worship; which I
beseech your worship to correct yourself, for the...

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