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Dogberry (Character)
from Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

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Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Dogberry: A good old man, sir; he will be talking: as they say, when the age is in, the wit is out: God help us! it is a world to see. Well said, i' faith, neighbour Verges: well, God's a good man; an two men ride of a horse, one must ride behind. An honest soul, i' faith, sir; by my troth he is, as ever broke bread; but God is to be worshipped; all men are not alike; alas, good neighbour!
Leonato: Indeed, neighbour, he comes too short of you.

Don Pedro of Aragon: Officers, what offense have these men done?
Dogberry: Marry, sir, they have committed false report; moreover, they have spoken untruths; secondarily, they are slanders; sixth and lastly; they have belied a lady; thirdly, they have verified unjust things; and, to conclude, they are lying knaves.
Don Pedro of Aragon: What is your offense, masters? This learned constable is too cunning to be understood.

Dogberry: Thou wilt be condemned into everlasting redemption for this.

Dogberry: Are you good men and true?
All: Yea.
Dogberry: Being chosen for the Prince's watch. This is your charge: You are to bid any man stand, in the prince's name.
Francis Seacole: How if a' will not stand?
Dogberry: Why, then take no note of him, but let him go.
Verges: If he will not stand when he is bidden, he is none of the prince's subjects.
Dogberry: True. and we are to meddle with none but the prince's subjects. You shall also make no noise in the streets.
George Seacole: We will rather sleep than talk.
Dogberry: Why, you speak like an ancient and most quiet watchman, for I cannot see how sleeping should offend.

Conrade: You are an ass, you are an ass.
Dogberry: Dost thou not suspect my place? Dost thou not suspect my years? O that he were here to write me down an ass. But masters, remember that I am an ass: though it be not written down, yet forget not that I am an ass.

Dogberry: Were I as tedious as a king, I could find it in my heart to bestow it all on Your Worship.
Leonato: All thy tediousness on me?

Dogberry: And Master, sir, do not forget to specify, when time and place shall assert, that I am an ass.