Speeches (Lines) for Balthasar in "Much Ado About Nothing"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 II / 1
  • Well, I would you did like me.
  • Well, I would you did like me.
  • Don Pedro. Speak low, if you speak love.

    Balthasar. Well, I would you did like me.

2 II / 1
  • Which is one?
  • Which is one?
  • Margaret. So would not I, for your own sake; for I have many
    ill-qualities.

    Balthasar. Which is one?

3 II / 1
  • I love you the better: the hearers may cry, Amen.
  • I love you the better: the hearers may cry, Amen.
  • Margaret. I say my prayers aloud.

    Balthasar. I love you the better: the hearers may cry, Amen.

4 II / 1
  • Amen.
  • Amen.
  • Margaret. God match me with a good dancer!

    Balthasar. Amen.

5 II / 1
  • No more words: the clerk is answered.
  • No more words: the clerk is answered.
  • Margaret. And God keep him out of my sight when the dance is
    done! Answer, clerk.

    Balthasar. No more words: the clerk is answered.

6 II / 3
  • O, good my lord, tax not so bad a voice
    To slander music any more than once....
  • O, good my lord, tax not so bad a voice
    To slander music any more than once.
  • Don Pedro. Come, Balthasar, we'll hear that song again.

    Balthasar. O, good my lord, tax not so bad a voice
    To slander music any more than once.

7 II / 3
  • Because you talk of wooing, I will sing;
    Since many a wooer doth commence hi...
  • Because you talk of wooing, I will sing;
    Since many a wooer doth commence his suit
    To her he thinks not worthy, yet he wooes,
    Yet will he swear he loves.
  • Don Pedro. It is the witness still of excellency
    To put a strange face on his own perfection.
    I pray thee, sing, and let me woo no more.

    Balthasar. Because you talk of wooing, I will sing;
    Since many a wooer doth commence his suit
    To her he thinks not worthy, yet he wooes,
    Yet will he swear he loves.

8 II / 3
  • Note this before my notes;
    There's not a note of mine that's worth the notin...
  • Note this before my notes;
    There's not a note of mine that's worth the noting.
  • Don Pedro. Now, pray thee, come;
    Or, if thou wilt hold longer argument,
    Do it in notes.

    Balthasar. Note this before my notes;
    There's not a note of mine that's worth the noting.

9 II / 3
  • Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
    Men were deceivers ever,
    One foot in...
  • Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
    Men were deceivers ever,
    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.
    Sing no more ditties, sing no moe,
    Of dumps so dull and heavy;
    The fraud of men was ever so,
    Since summer first was leafy:
    Then sigh not so, &c.
  • Benedick. Now, divine air! now is his soul ravished! Is it
    not strange that sheeps' guts should hale souls out
    of men's bodies? Well, a horn for my money, when
    all's done.

    Balthasar. Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
    Men were deceivers ever,
    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.
    Sing no more ditties, sing no moe,
    Of dumps so dull and heavy;
    The fraud of men was ever so,
    Since summer first was leafy:
    Then sigh not so, &c.

10 II / 3
  • And an ill singer, my lord.
  • And an ill singer, my lord.
  • Don Pedro. By my troth, a good song.

    Balthasar. And an ill singer, my lord.

11 II / 3
  • The best I can, my lord.
  • The best I can, my lord.
  • Don Pedro. Yea, marry, dost thou hear, Balthasar? I pray thee,
    get us some excellent music; for to-morrow night we
    would have it at the Lady Hero's chamber-window.

    Balthasar. The best I can, my lord.

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