"Beatrice Let me ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Beatrice. Let me go with that I came, which is, with knowing what hath passed between you and Claudio. Benedick. Only foul words; and thereupon I will kiss thee. Beatrice. Foul words is but foul wind, and foul wind is but foul breath, and foul breath is noisome; therefore I will depart unkissed.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Beatrice and Benedick, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 5, sc. 2, l. 47-54. Benedick reports he has not fought with Claudio, and Beatrice plays on the idea of the proverb, "words are but wind."