Come, bring away the plaintiffs: by this time our sexton hath reformed Signior Leonato of the matter.
Moreover, sir,—which, indeed, is not under white and black,— this plaintiff here, the offender, did call me ass: I beseech you, let it be remembered in his punishment.
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