Act 5 - Scene 1
Before LEONATO'S house.
Enter LEONATO and ANTONIO
If you go on thus, you will kill yourself:
And 'tis not wisdom thus to second grief
I pray thee, cease thy counsel,
Which falls into mine ears as profitless
As water in a sieve: give not me
Nor let no comforter delight mine ear
But such a one whose wrongs do suit with mine.
a father that so loved his child,
Whose joy of her is overwhelm'd like mine,
And bid him speak of patience;
his woe the length and breadth of mine
And let it answer every strain for strain,
As thus for thus and such
a grief for such,
In every lineament, branch, shape, and form:
If such a one will smile and stroke his beard,
sorrow wag, cry 'hem!' when he should groan,
Patch grief with proverbs, make misfortune drunk
candle-wasters; bring him yet to me,
And I of him will gather patience.
But there is no such man: for, brother,
Can counsel and speak comfort to that grief
Which they themselves not feel; but, tasting it,
turns to passion, which before
Would give preceptial medicine to rage,
Fetter strong madness in a silken
Charm ache with air and agony with words:
No, no; 'tis all men's office to speak patience
that wring under the load of sorrow,
But no man's virtue nor sufficiency
To be so moral when he shall
The like himself. Therefore give me no counsel:
My griefs cry louder than advertisement.
Therein do men from children nothing differ.
I pray thee, peace. I will be flesh and blood;
For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the
However they have writ the style of gods
And made a push at chance and sufferance.
Yet bend not all the harm upon yourself;
Make those that do offend you suffer too.
There thou speak'st reason: nay, I will do so.
My soul doth tell me Hero is belied;
And that shall Claudio
know; so shall the prince
And all of them that thus dishonour her.
Here comes the prince and Claudio hastily.
Enter DON PEDRO and CLAUDIO
Good den, good den.
Good day to both of you.
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