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MUCH ADO about NOTHING.
Much ado about Nothing *.
DRAMA TIS PERSON Æ.
Dogberry, Zrwo foolish officers.'
Don PEDRO, Prince of Arra-, Borachio, confident to Don John. 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, s attending on Hero.
favoured likewise by Don Pedro. A Friar, Melinger, Watch, Balthazar, servant to Don Pedro. Town-Clerk, Sexton, and AtAntonio, brother to Leonato.
tendants. SCE NE, Mefina in Sicily.
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 Mellina.
Mell. 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 sort, 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.
Mel. Much deserved on his part, and equally remembered by Don Pedro : hath borne himself be
The story from Ariosto, Orl. Fur. dos. Mr Pope,