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  1. I am afeard. Being in night, all this is but a dream, Too flattering-sweet to be substantial. (Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, 2.1.181-3)

O wall, O sweet, O lovely wall

  1. Benedick
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    Come, come, we are friends: let's have a dance ere we are married, that we may lighten our own hearts and our wives' heels. 5.4.115-7

  2. Benedick
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    For thy part, Claudio, I did think to have beaten thee, but in that thou art like to be my kinsman, live unbruised and love my cousin. 5.4.99-109

  3. Hero
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    And when I lived I was your other wife; And when you loved, you were my other husband ... One Hero died defiled, but I do live, And surely as I live, I am a maid. 5.4.60-64

  4. Benedick
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    For my Lord Lackbeard there, he and I shall meet: and, till then, peace be with him. 5.1.186-88

  5. Benedick
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    You are a villain. I jest not. I will make it good how you dare, with what you dare, and when you dare. Do me right, or I will protest your cowardice. You have killed a sweet lady, and her death shall fall heavy on you. Let me hear from you. 5.1.143-148

  6. Leonato
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    Know, Claudio, to thy head, Thou hast so wronged mine innocent child and me That I am forced to lay my reverence by, And with grey hairs and bruise of many days Do challenge thee to trial of a man. 5.1.62-66

  7. Beatrice
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    Is ’a not approved in the height a villain, that hath slandered, scorned, dishonoured my kinswoman? O, that I were a man! 4.1.300-302

  8. Hero
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    Is my lord well that he doth speak so wide? 4.1.61

  9. Don John
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    You may think I love you not. Let that appear hereafter, and aim better at me by that I now will manifest. For my brother - I think he holds you well and in dearness of heart - hath holp to effect your ensuing marriage; surely suit ill spent and labour ill bestowed. 3.2.85-9

  10. Benedick
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    I do much wonder that one man, seeing how much another man is a fool when he dedicates his behaviours to love, will, after he hath laughed at such shallow follies in others, become the argument of his own scorn by failing in love. And such a man is Claudio. I have known when there was no music with him but the drum and the fife, and now had he rather hear the tabor and the pipe. I have known when he would have walked ten mile afoot to see a good armour, and now will he lie ten nights awake, carving the fashion of a new doublet. He was wont to speak plain and to the purpose, like an honest man and a soldier, and now is he turned ortography; his words are a very fantastical banquet, just so many strange dishes. 2.3.8-21

  11. Beatrice
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    The count is neither sad, nor sick, nor merry, nor well - but civil count, civil as an orange, and something of that jealous complexion. 2.1.269-71

  12. Don John
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    That young start-up hath all the glory of my overthrow. If I can cross him any way, I bless myself every way. 1.3.61-63

  13. Benedick
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    You hear, Count Claudio: I can be secret as a dumb man; I would have you think so; but, on my allegiance, mark you this, on my allegiance. He is in love. With who? now that is your grace's part. Mark how short his answer is;--With Hero, Leonato's short daughter. 1.1.196-201

  14. Beatrice
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    God help the noble Claudio! If he have caught the Benedick, it will cost him a thousand pound ere ’a be cured. (1.1.83-85)

"war-thoughts have left their places vacant, in their rooms come thronging soft and delicate desires "


Title: A Lord of Florence

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Hometown: Florence

Job: Soldier, serving under Don Pedro (Prince of Aragon)

Often called: "the right noble Claudio" or "the most exquisite Claudio" or "Monsieur love!".

Personal philosophy: "Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love. Therefore, all hearts in love use their own tongues: Let every eye negotiate for itself, and trust no agent; for Beauty is a witch against whose charms faith melteth into blood." (2.1.160-165)

Reputation on the battlefield: "He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion" (1.1.13-15)