2. Scene II. A Room in LEONATO'S House.
[Enter DON PEDRO, CLAUDIO, BENEDICK, and LEONATO.]
I do but stay till your marriage be consummate, and then go I
I'll bring you thither, my lord, if you'll vouchsafe me.
Nay, that would be as great a soil in the new gloss of your marriage,
as to show a child his new coat and forbid him to wear it. I will only
be bold with Benedick for his company; for, from the crown of his head
to the sole of his foot, he is all mirth; he hath twice or thrice cut
Cupid's bowstring, and the little hangman dare not shoot at him. He
hath a heart as sound as a bell, and his tongue is the clapper; for
what his heart thinks his tongue speaks.
Gallants, I am not as I have been.
So say I: methinks you are sadder.
I hope he be in love.
Hang him, truant! there's no true drop of blood in him, to be truly
touched with love. If he be sad, he wants money.
I have the tooth-ache.
You must hang it first, and draw it afterwards.
What! sigh for the tooth-ache?
Where is but a humour or a worm?
Well, every one can master a grief but he that has it.
Yet say I, he is in love.