I was reading through Act 2 Scene 1 of Much Ado About Nothing and I found this rather difficult to interpret because I am stuck between two meanings.
LEONATO: Cousin, you apprehend passing shrewdly.
BEATRICE: I have a good eye, uncle; I can see a church by daylight.
I assumed that Leonato was being sarcastic and complimenting Beatrice for the way she talked about death, etc and in response, Beatrice was agreeing with him by saying she was has a good eye (she can view things well). However, Leonato could instead be calling her remarks as blasphemy and Beatrice responds by saying she is only joking and that she can see a church as well as anyone.
So I'm just wondering which one is more accurate or is there another way to interpret this text?