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S H A K E S P E A R.
VOLUME the SICOND.
MUCH ADO about NOTHING.
E DIN BU R G H :
Printed by ALEXANDER DONALD Son.
Much ado about Nothing *.
DRAMATIS PERSON Æ.
Don PEDRO, Prince of Arra-Borachin, confident to Don Johti gon.
Conrade, friend to Borachio. Leonato, . Don John, baffard-brother 10 * Der Verecesity
, Ztwo feolifs officers. , Don , Pedro.
Hero, daughter to Leonato. Claudio, a young Lord of Florence, Beatrice, niece to Leonato. favourite to Don Pedro.
Margaret, 2 two gentlewomen Benedick, a young Lord of Padua, Ursula, s attending on Hero.
favoured likewise by Don Pedro. A Friar, Mejjinger, Watch, Balthazar, servant to Don Pedro. Town-Clerk, Sexton, and AtAntonio, brother to Leonato.
A C Τ Ι.
A court before Leonato's bouse. Enter Leonato, Hero, and Beatrice, with a melenger. Leon. LEARN in this letter, that Don Pedro of
Arragoni comes this night to Messina.
Meff. He is very near by this; he was
not three leagues off when I left him. Leon. How many gentlemen have you lost in this action ?
Mel. But few of any fort, and none of name.
Leon. A vi&tory is twice itself, when the atchiever brings home full numbers; I find here, that Don Pedro hath bestowed much honour on a young Florentine, called Claudio.
Mell. Much deserved on his part, and equally rea membered by Don Pedro: he hath-borne himself be.
The story from Ariosto, Orl. Fur. los. Mr Pope, V oi. II.