[XVe] Monologue de Sir Benedick, II, 3, "Much Ado About Nothing", William Shakespeare

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fountain.jpgMuch Ado About Nothing, 1600

Benedick :
I do much wonder, that one man seeing how much another man is a fool when he dedicates his behaviours to love, will after he hath laughed at such shallow follies in others, become the argument of his own scorn by falling in love. And such a man is Claudio. I have known when there was no music with him but the drum and the fife, and now had he rather hear the tabor and the pipe : I have known when he would have walked ten mile afoot, to see a good armour, and now will he lie ten nights awake carving the fashion of a new doublet : he was wont to speak plain, and to the purpose (like an honest man and a soldier) and now is he turned orthography -- his words are a fantastical banquet, just so many strange dishes. May I be so converted, and see with these eyes? I cannot tell --  I think not : I will not be sworn but love may transform me to an oyster, but I'll take my oath on it, till he have made an oyster of me, he shall never make such a fool. One woman is fair, yet I am well : another is wise, yet I am well : another virtuous, yet I am well : but till all graces be in one woman, one woman shall not come in my grace.

Acte II, scène 3

William Shakespeare

-- Illustration : Much Ado About Nothing, by Kenneth Branagh


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