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Much Ado About Nothing: Act 5 Scene 3
Scene III A church.
- [Enter DON PEDRO, CLAUDIO, and three or four
- with tapers]
- Is this the monument of Leonato?
- It is, my lord.
- [Reading out of a scroll]
- Done to death by slanderous tongues
- Was the Hero that here lies:
- Death, in guerdon of her wrongs,
- Gives her fame which never dies.
- So the life that died with shame
- Lives in death with glorious fame.
- Hang thou there upon the tomb,
- Praising her when I am dumb.
- Now, music, sound, and sing your solemn hymn.
- Pardon, goddess of the night,
- Those that slew thy virgin knight;
- For the which, with songs of woe,
- Round about her tomb they go.
- Midnight, assist our moan;
- Help us to sigh and groan,
- Heavily, heavily:
- Graves, yawn and yield your dead,
- Till death be uttered,
- Heavily, heavily.
- Now, unto thy bones good night!
- Yearly will I do this rite.
- DON PEDRO
- Good morrow, masters; put your torches out:
- The wolves have prey'd; and look, the gentle day,
- Before the wheels of Phoebus, round about
- Dapples the drowsy east with spots of grey.
- Thanks to you all, and leave us: fare you well.
- Good morrow, masters: each his several way.
- DON PEDRO
- Come, let us hence, and put on other weeds;
- And then to Leonato's we will go.
- And Hymen now with luckier issue speed's
- Than this for whom we render'd up this woe.