CONJUNCTIONS. And emphatic in answersAnd is frequently found in answers in the sense of "you are right and" or "yes and," the "yes" being implied.1 Hence the "and," introducing a statement in exact conformity with a previous statement, comes almost to mean "exactly." It is frequently found before "so."
“Hamlet. Will the king hear this piece of work?
Pol. (Yes) And the queen too.
i.e. "you are right, and so it is;" or "just so," "even so."
“Cass. This rudeness is a sauce to his good wit.
Brut. And so it is.
i.e. "You say well, and you shall," or "So you shall," "that you shall," emphatically.
“Pompey. I'll try you on the shore.
Antony. And shall, sir.
“Sir M. And there's . . . a head of noble gentlemen.
Archbishop. And so there is.
i.e. "that is just what I will do."
“Parolles. After them, and take a more dilated farewell.
Bertram. And I will do so.
i.e. "To that very end," "even to that end."
“Mayor. But I'll acquaint our duteous citizens
With all your just proceedings in this cause.
Glouc. And to that end we wish'd your lordship here.