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  • He is contrasted to a boorish Launce, who in Dogberry-like fashion murders a Queen's good English by silly malapropisms.

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  • The Dogberry is the fruit either of the Cornus sanguinea or of the

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  • One cannot help recalling Dogberry's saying that "good looks come by Fortune and learning by Nature" when contemplating the universal belief that Chatterton wrote the poems of Rowley.

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  • A blundering official may be called a Dogberry (the foolish constable in Much Ado About Nothing, who says [Act IV, Scene 2], "though it be not written down, yet forget not that I am an ass.").

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  • a soil in the grave alarm of a titled Dogberry of our neighbourhood, that a spy was actually sent down from the government pour surveillance of myself and friend.

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  • The village "Dogberry" drew nigh with his victim and halted, as empurpled as probably the elder Weller was, after ducking Mr. Stiggins in the horse-trough.

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  • I play Beatrice, and unfortunately Beatrice and Fillion's character Dogberry don't have one scene together, but I got to see him in passing, but Alexis Denisof was Benedick, so that was a mini-Angel reunion.

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  • Like Dogberry, he murders a denunciation as good as cannot keep a train of suspicion starting nonetheless tripping over both ideas as good as words.

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  • So I choose Dogberry, Bottom or better still Malvolio of 12th knight, a character too ridiculous for evil who is hilariously and sadly deluded about his attractions.

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  • So I choose Dogberry, Bottom or better still Malvolio of 12th Night, a character too ridiculous for evil who is hilariously deluded about his attractions.

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  • Dogberry – an ignorant, self-important official

    (From the name of a foolish constable in Shakespeare's "Much Ado about Nothing".)

    April 10, 2013