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PERSONS OF THE DRAMA
Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon.
Hero, Daughter to Leonato.
Messengers, Watch, and Attendants.
Enter Leonato, Hero, and Beatrice, with a Messenger.
LEARN in this letter, that Don Pedro of Arragon comes this night to Messina.
Mes. 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?
Leon. A victory is twice itself, when the achiever brings home full numbers. I find here, that Don Pedro hath bestowed much honour on a young Florentine, called Claudio.
Mes. Much deserved on his part, and equally remembered by Don Pedro: He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age; doing, in the figure of a lamb, the feats of a lion: he hath, indeed, better bettered expectation, than you must expect of me to tell you
how. Leon. He hath an uncle here in Messina will be very much glad of it.
Mes. I have already delivered him letters, and there ap