Note to Much Ado About Nothing, 1.1.317: "The fairest grant is the necessity"


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Act 1, Scene 1, line 317.
The fairest grant is the necessity: the best gift is the one that is urgently needed. —Don Pedro's gift to Claudio is going to be Hero's hand in marriage, and Don Pedro is proud to give a gift that Claudio really wants.