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Speeches (Lines) for Second Watchman
in "Much Ado about Nothing"

Total: 5

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Dogberry. Come hither, neighbour Seacole. God hath blessed
you with a good name: to be a well-favoured man is
the gift of fortune; but to write and read comes by nature.

Second Watchman. Both which, master constable,—



Dogberry. You have: I knew it would be your answer. Well,
for your favour, sir, why, give God thanks, and make
no boast of it; and for your writing and reading,
let that appear when there is no need of such
vanity. You are thought here to be the most
senseless and fit man for the constable of the
watch; therefore bear you the lantern. This is your
charge: you shall comprehend all vagrom men; you are
to bid any man stand, in the prince's name.

Second Watchman. How if a' will not stand?



First Watchman. We charge you, in the prince's name, stand!

Second Watchman. Call up the right master constable. We have here
recovered the most dangerous piece of lechery that
ever was known in the commonwealth.



Conrade. Masters, masters,—

Second Watchman. You'll be made bring Deformed forth, I warrant you.



Sexton. What heard you him say else?

Second Watchman. Marry, that he had received a thousand ducats of
Don John for accusing the Lady Hero wrongfully.

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