"Claudio: Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: I were
but little happy, if I could say how much. Lady, as
you are mine, I am yours: I give away myself for
you and dote upon the exchange.
Beatrice: Speak, cousin; or, if you cannot, stop his mouth
with a kiss, and let not him speak neither."
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 2, Scene 1.