Much Ado About Nothing is a Shakespearean comedy that tells the story of Hero, Beatrice, Benedick, and Claudio, young nobles of Messina. When Hero and Claudio fall in love, they decide to trick their prickly friends Beatrice and Benedick into doing the same, but the villain Don John's schemes soon result in Hero's disgrace and Benedick and Claudio turning on each other.
Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare. First published in 1600, it was likely first performed in the winter of 1598-1599.
Beatrice: It is so indeed, he is no less than a stuffed man, but for the stuffing,— Well, we are all mortal.
Benedick : And by my two faiths and troths, my lord, I spoke mine. Claudio : That I love her, I feel. Don Pedro : That she is worthy, I know. Benedick : That I neither feel how she should be loved nor know how she should be worthy, is the opinion that fire cannot melt out of me: I will die in it at the stake.
Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues;
Let every eye negotiate for itself,
And trust no agent: for beauty is a witch
Against whose charms faith melteth into blood.
One foot in sea, and one on shore,
To one thing constant never.
Then sigh not so,But let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.
Bashful sincerity and comely love.
To start into her face; a thousand innocent shames
In angel whiteness beat away those blushes.
Whiles we enjoy it, but being lack’d and lost,
Why, then we rack the value; then we find
The virtue, that possession would not show us
Whiles it was ours.
And every lovely organ of her life,
Shall come apparell’d in more precious habit,
More moving-delicate, and full of life,
Into the eye and prospect of his soul.
Which they themselves not feel.
But no man’s virtue nor sufficiency,
To be so moral, when he shall endure
The like himself.