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MUCH ADO about NOTHING.
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Much ado about Nothing *.
DRAMATIS PERSON Æ.
Dogberry, 3rwo foolis officers.
Don PEDRO, Prince of Arra-, Borachio, confident to Don Joha. gon.
Courade, friend to Borachio. Leonato, Governor of Mefina. Don John, bastard-brother to Don Verges, Pedro.
Hero, daughter to Leonato. Claudio, a young Lord of Florence, Beatrice, niece to Leonato.
favourite to Don Pedro. Margaret, two gentlewomen Benedick, a young Lord of Padua, Ursula, Ś attending on Hero.
favoured likewise by Don Pedro. A Friar, Millinger, Watch, Balthazar, servant to Don Pedro. Town-Clerk, Sexton, and AtAntonio, brother to Leonato.
AĆ T I.
S C Ε Ν Ε
A court before Leonato's house. Enter Leonato, Hero, and Beatrice, with a melenger. Leon. LEARN in this letter, that Don Pedro of
Arragon comes this night to Mesina.
Mel. 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 victory 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.
Mes. Much deserved of his part, and equally remembered by Don Pedro : he hath borne himself be
The story from Ariosto, Orl. Fur. I. s. Mr Pope. VOL. II.