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-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Note to Much Ado About Nothing, 4.1.234: "Let this be so, and doubt not but success / Will fashion the event in better shape / Than I can lay it down in likelihood"


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Act 4, Scene 1, lines 234.
Let this be so, and doubt not but success / Will fashion the event in better shape / Than I can lay it down in likelihood: If you believe this (my prediction about Claudio's change of heart) can be so, don't doubt that what follows will make the outcome better than I can predict as a likelihood. —A little later the friar says that "this wedding-day / Perhaps is but prolong'd."