Speeches (Lines) for Don Pedro
in "Much Ado about Nothing"

Total: 135

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1

I,1,85

Good Signior Leonato, you are come to meet your
trouble: the fashion of the world is to avoid...

2

I,1,92

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

3

I,1,97

You have it full, Benedick: we may guess by this
what you are, being a man. Truly, the lady fathers...

4

I,1,131

That is the sum of all, Leonato. Signior Claudio
and Signior Benedick, my dear friend Leonato hath...

5

I,1,144

Your hand, Leonato; we will go together.

6

I,1,184

What secret hath held you here, that you followed
not to Leonato's?

7

I,1,187

I charge thee on thy allegiance.

8

I,1,200

Amen, if you love her; for the lady is very well worthy.

9

I,1,202

By my troth, I speak my thought.

10

I,1,206

That she is worthy, I know.

11

I,1,210

Thou wast ever an obstinate heretic in the despite
of beauty.

12

I,1,222

I shall see thee, ere I die, look pale with love.

13

I,1,229

Well, if ever thou dost fall from this faith, thou
wilt prove a notable argument.

14

I,1,234

Well, as time shall try: 'In time the savage bull
doth bear the yoke.'

15

I,1,243

Nay, if Cupid have not spent all his quiver in
Venice, thou wilt quake for this shortly.

16

I,1,246

Well, you temporize with the hours. In the
meantime, good Signior Benedick, repair to...

17

I,1,254

The sixth of July: Your loving friend, Benedick.

18

I,1,262

My love is thine to teach: teach it but how,
And thou shalt see how apt it is to learn...

19

I,1,266

No child but Hero; she's his only heir.
Dost thou affect her, Claudio?

20

I,1,278

Thou wilt be like a lover presently
And tire the hearer with a book of words....

21

I,1,288

What need the bridge much broader than the flood?
The fairest grant is the necessity....

22

II,1,475

Lady, will you walk about with your friend?

23

II,1,478

With me in your company?

24

II,1,480

And when please you to say so?

25

II,1,483

My visor is Philemon's roof; within the house is Jove.

26

II,1,485

Speak low, if you speak love.

27

II,1,595

Now, signior, where's the count? did you see him?

28

II,1,603

To be whipped! What's his fault?

29

II,1,607

Wilt thou make a trust a transgression? The
transgression is in the stealer.

30

II,1,613

I will but teach them to sing, and restore them to
the owner.

31

II,1,617

The Lady Beatrice hath a quarrel to you: the
gentleman that danced with her told her she is much...

32

II,1,642

Look, here she comes.

33

II,1,653

None, but to desire your good company.

34

II,1,657

Come, lady, come; you have lost the heart of
Signior Benedick.

35

II,1,663

You have put him down, lady, you have put him down.

36

II,1,667

Why, how now, count! wherefore are you sad?

37

II,1,669

How then? sick?

38

II,1,674

I' faith, lady, I think your blazon to be true;
though, I'll be sworn, if he be so, his conceit is...

39

II,1,690

In faith, lady, you have a merry heart.

40

II,1,698

Lady Beatrice, I will get you one.

41

II,1,702

Will you have me, lady?

42

II,1,707

Your silence most offends me, and to be merry best
becomes you; for, out of question, you were born in...

43

II,1,716

By my troth, a pleasant-spirited lady.

44

II,1,722

She cannot endure to hear tell of a husband.

45

II,1,724

She were an excellent wife for Benedict.

46

II,1,727

County Claudio, when mean you to go to church?

47

II,1,733

Come, you shake the head at so long a breathing:
but, I warrant thee, Claudio, the time shall not go...

48

II,1,745

And you too, gentle Hero?

49

II,1,748

And Benedick is not the unhopefullest husband that
I know. Thus far can I praise him; he is of a noble...

50

II,3,852

Come, shall we hear this music?

51

II,3,855

See you where Benedick hath hid himself?

52

II,3,859

Come, Balthasar, we'll hear that song again.

53

II,3,862

It is the witness still of excellency
To put a strange face on his own perfection....

54

II,3,869

Now, pray thee, come;
Or, if thou wilt hold longer argument,...

55

II,3,874

Why, these are very crotchets that he speaks;
Note, notes, forsooth, and nothing.

56

II,3,895

By my troth, a good song.

57

II,3,897

Ha, no, no, faith; thou singest well enough for a shift.

58

II,3,903

Yea, marry, dost thou hear, Balthasar? I pray thee,
get us some excellent music; for to-morrow night we...

59

II,3,907

Do so: farewell.
[Exit BALTHASAR]...

60

II,3,921

May be she doth but counterfeit.

61

II,3,926

Why, what effects of passion shows she?

62

II,3,931

How, how, pray you? You amaze me: I would have I
thought her spirit had been invincible against all...

63

II,3,940

Hath she made her affection known to Benedick?

64

II,3,967

It were good that Benedick knew of it by some
other, if she will not discover it.

65

II,3,971

An he should, it were an alms to hang him. She's an
excellent sweet lady; and, out of all suspicion,...

66

II,3,975

In every thing but in loving Benedick.

67

II,3,980

I would she had bestowed this dotage on me: I would
have daffed all other respects and made her half...

68

II,3,990

She doth well: if she should make tender of her
love, 'tis very possible he'll scorn it; for the...

69

II,3,994

He hath indeed a good outward happiness.

70

II,3,996

He doth indeed show some sparks that are like wit.

71

II,3,998

As Hector, I assure you: and in the managing of
quarrels you may say he is wise; for either he...

72

II,3,1005

And so will he do; for the man doth fear God,
howsoever it seems not in him by some large jests...

73

II,3,1012

Well, we will hear further of it by your daughter:
let it cool the while. I love Benedick well; and I...

74

II,3,1019

Let there be the same net spread for her; and that
must your daughter and her gentlewomen carry. The...

75

III,2,1199

I do but stay till your marriage be consummate, and
then go I toward Arragon.

76

III,2,1203

Nay, that would be as great a soil in the new gloss
of your marriage as to show a child his new coat...

77

III,2,1216

Hang him, truant! there's no true drop of blood in
him, to be truly touched with love: if he be sad,...

78

III,2,1220

Draw it.

79

III,2,1223

What! sigh for the toothache?

80

III,2,1228

There is no appearance of fancy in him, unless it be
a fancy that he hath to strange disguises; as, to be...

81

III,2,1239

Hath any man seen him at the barber's?

82

III,2,1244

Nay, a' rubs himself with civet: can you smell him
out by that?

83

III,2,1247

The greatest note of it is his melancholy.

84

III,2,1249

Yea, or to paint himself? for the which, I hear
what they say of him.

85

III,2,1253

Indeed, that tells a heavy tale for him: conclude,
conclude he is in love.

86

III,2,1256

That would I know too: I warrant, one that knows him not.

87

III,2,1259

She shall be buried with her face upwards.

88

III,2,1265

For my life, to break with him about Beatrice.

89

III,2,1271

Good den, brother.

90

III,2,1273

In private?

91

III,2,1276

What's the matter?

92

III,2,1279

You know he does.

93

III,2,1288

Why, what's the matter?

94

III,2,1293

Even she; Leonato's Hero, your Hero, every man's Hero:

95

III,2,1304

I will not think it.

96

III,2,1312

And, as I wooed for thee to obtain her, I will join
with thee to disgrace her.

97

III,2,1317

O day untowardly turned!

98

IV,1,1669

Nothing, unless you render her again.

99

IV,1,1705

What should I speak?
I stand dishonour'd, that have gone about...

100

IV,1,1731

Why, then are you no maiden. Leonato,
I am sorry you must hear: upon mine honour,...

101

V,1,2115

Good den, good den.

102

V,1,2118

We have some haste, Leonato.

103

V,1,2121

Nay, do not quarrel with us, good old man.

104

V,1,2147

You say not right, old man.

105

V,1,2179

Gentlemen both, we will not wake your patience.
My heart is sorry for your daughter's death:...

106

V,1,2184

I will not hear you.

107

V,1,2188

See, see; here comes the man we went to seek.

108

V,1,2192

Welcome, signior: you are almost come to part
almost a fray.

109

V,1,2196

Leonato and his brother. What thinkest thou? Had
we fought, I doubt we should have been too young for them.

110

V,1,2204

Dost thou wear thy wit by thy side?

111

V,1,2208

As I am an honest man, he looks pale. Art thou
sick, or angry?

112

V,1,2216

By this light, he changes more and more: I think
he be angry indeed.

113

V,1,2228

What, a feast, a feast?

114

V,1,2234

I'll tell thee how Beatrice praised thy wit the
other day. I said, thou hadst a fine wit: 'True,'...

115

V,1,2250

Yea, that she did: but yet, for all that, an if she
did not hate him deadly, she would love him dearly:...

116

V,1,2255

But when shall we set the savage bull's horns on
the sensible Benedick's head?

117

V,1,2269

He is in earnest.

118

V,1,2272

And hath challenged thee.

119

V,1,2274

What a pretty thing man is when he goes in his
doublet and hose and leaves off his wit!

120

V,1,2278

But, soft you, let me be: pluck up, my heart, and
be sad. Did he not say, my brother was fled?

121

V,1,2284

How now? two of my brother's men bound! Borachio
one!

122

V,1,2287

Officers, what offence have these men done?

123

V,1,2293

First, I ask thee what they have done; thirdly, I
ask thee what's their offence; sixth and lastly, why...

124

V,1,2299

Who have you offended, masters, that you are thus
bound to your answer? this learned constable is...

125

V,1,2316

Runs not this speech like iron through your blood?

126

V,1,2318

But did my brother set thee on to this?

127

V,1,2320

He is composed and framed of treachery:
And fled he is upon this villany.

128

V,1,2349

By my soul, nor I:
And yet, to satisfy this good old man,...

129

V,1,2404

We will not fail.

130

V,3,2532

Good morrow, masters; put your torches out:
The wolves have prey'd; and look, the gentle day,...

131

V,3,2538

Come, let us hence, and put on other weeds;
And then to Leonato's we will go.

132

V,4,2581

Good morrow to this fair assembly.

133

V,4,2588

Good morrow, Benedick. Why, what's the matter,
That you have such a February face,...

134

V,4,2616

The former Hero! Hero that is dead!

135

V,4,2653

How dost thou, Benedick, the married man?

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