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  1. I will be hanged if some eternal villain, Some busy and insinuating rogue, Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office, Have not devised this slander. I will be hanged else. (Emilia, Othello, 4.2.134-137)

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  1. Benedick
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    Come, I will have thee; but, by this light, I take thee for pity. 5.4.91-3

  2. Benedick
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    Do not you love me? 5.4.73

  3. Benedick
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    I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes; and moreover I will go with thee to thy uncle's. 5.2.93-5

  4. Benedick
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    Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably. 5.2.67

  5. Benedick
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    Suffer love! a good epithet! I do suffer love indeed, for I love thee against my will. 5.2.62-3

  6. Benedick
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    But I must tell thee plainly, Claudio undergoes my challenge; and either I must shortly hear from him, or I will subscribe him a coward. And, I pray thee now, tell me for which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me? 5.2.52-57

  7. Benedick
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    By my sword, Beatrice, thou lovest me... I will swear by it that you love me, and I will make him eat it that says I love not you. 2.3.273-6

  8. Hero
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    So turns she every man the wrong side out, And never gives to truth and virtue that Which simpleness and merit purchaseth. 3.1.68-70

  9. Hero
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    But Nature never framed a woman's heart Of prouder stuff than that of Beatrice. Disdain and Scorn ride sparkling in her eyes, Misprising what they look on, and her wit Values itself so highly that to her All matter else seems weak. She cannot love, Nor take no shape nor project of affection, She is so self-endeared. 3.1.49-56

  10. Don Pedro
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    In faith, lady, you have a merry heart. 2.1.287

  11. Don Pedro
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    Come, lady, come; you have lost the heart of Signor Benedick. 2.1.253-4

  12. Benedick
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    O God, sir, here's a dish I love not; I cannot endure my Lady Tongue! 2.1.251-2

  13. Leonato
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    By my troth, niece, thou wilt never get thee a husband, if thou be so shrewd of thy tongue. 2.1.16-17

  14. Benedick
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    it is certain I am loved of all ladies, only you excepted; and I would I could find in my heart that I had not a hard heart, for, truly I love none. 1.1.118-121

  15. Benedick
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    What, my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living? 1.1.112-3

  16. Leonato
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    Faith, niece, you tax Signor Benedick too much 1.1.43

"I was born to speak all mirth and no matter "


Title: Niece to Leonato

Sex: female

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Hometown: Messina

Job: Lady of the house

Often called: "Lady Disdain", "Lady Tongue" or "harpy" by Benedick.

Personal philosophy: "...there was a star danced, and under that was I born." (2.1.309)

Views on marriage: “Lord, I could not endure a husband with a beard on his face! I had rather lie in the woollen... He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man; and he that is more than a youth is not for me, and he that is less than a man, I am not for him... I'll none. Adam's sons are my brethren, and truly, I hold it a sin to match in my kindred.” (2.1.26-57)