Act 4 Scene 2 Much Ado

(ESR X 2 Right if Borrachio) Is our whole dissembly appeared?
Which be the malefactors? Marry, that i am, and my partner.
But which are the offenders that are to be examined? Let them come before Master Constable. Yea, marry, let them come before me. (Borrachio and comrade are brought forward) What is your name, friend?
I am a gentleman, sir, and my name is Conrade. Write down “Mistress Gentlewoman Conrade.” — Masters, it is proved already that you are little better than false knaves. How answer you for yourselves?
Master constable, OU go not the way to examine. You must call forth the watch that are their accusers. Masters, I charge you in the Prince’s name, accuse these men.
This man said, sir, that Don John, the Prince’s brother, was a villain. Write down Prince John a villain.
Master constable— Pray thee, fellow, peace. I do not like thy look, I promise thee.
Marry, that he had received a thousand ducats if Don John for accusing Lady Hero wrongfully. Flat burglary as ever was committed.
And that Count Claudio did mean, upon his words, to disgrace Hero before the whole assembly, and not marry her. O, Villain! Thou wilt be condemned into everlasting redemption for this!
And this is more, masters, than you can deny. Prince John is this morning secretly stolen away. Hero was in this manner accused, in this very manner refused, and upon the grief of this suddenly died. —Master constable, let these men be bound and brought to Leonata’s. I will go before and show him their examination. (Exits) Come, let them be opinioned.
Off, coxcomb! God’s my life, where’s the Sexton? Let him write down the Prince’s officer “coxcomb.” Come, bind them. — thou naughty varlet!
Away! You are an ass, you are an ass! 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 add, though it not be written down, yet forget not that I am an ass.— Bring him away.— O, that I had been writ down an ass! (Storm off stage right)