Act 5 - Scene 1
Enter HOLOFERNES, SIR NATHANIEL, and DULL
Satis quod sufficit.
I praise God for you, sir: your reasons at dinner
have been sharp and sententious; pleasant without
witty without affection, audacious without
impudency, learned without opinion, and strange with-
I did converse this quondam day with
a companion of the king's, who is intituled, nomi-
nated, or called,
Don Adriano de Armado.
Novi hominem tanquam te: his humour is lofty, his
discourse peremptory, his tongue filed, his eye
his gait majestical, and his general
behavior vain, ridiculous, and thrasonical. He is
too picked, too spruce,
too affected, too odd, as it
were, too peregrinate, as I may call it.
A most singular and choice epithet.
Draws out his table-book
He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer
than the staple of his argument. I abhor such
phantasimes, such insociable and
point-devise companions; such rackers of
orthography, as to speak dout,
fine, when he should
say doubt; det, when he should pronounce debt, d,
e, b, t, not d, e, t: he clepeth a
half, hauf; neighbour vocatur nebor; neigh
abbreviated ne. This is abhominable, which he
call abbominable: it insinuateth me of
insanie: anne intelligis, domine? to make frantic, lunatic.
Laus Deo, bene intelligo.
Bon, bon, fort bon, Priscian! a little scratch'd,
Videsne quis venit?
Video, et gaudeo.
Enter DON ADRIANO DE ARMADO, MOTH, and COSTARD
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