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MUCH ADO about NOTHING.
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The TAMING of the SHREW,
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Much ado about Nothing
Don PEDRO, Prince of Arra-Borachio, confident to Don John. Conrade, friend to Borachio. Dogberry,
Leonato, Governor of Messina.
Claudio, a young Lord of Florence,
A C T I. SCENE I.
A court before Leonato's house.
Enter Leonato, Hero, and Beatrice, with a messenger. LEARN in this letter, that Don Pedro of Arragon comes this night to Messina.
Me. He is very near by this; he was not three leagues off when I left him. Leon. How many gentlemen have you loft in this action?
Verges, Stwo foolish officers!
Hero, daughter to Leonato.
Melina in Sicily.
Me. 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 beftowed much honour on a young Florentine, called Claudio.
Me. Much deferved of his part, and equally remembered by Don Pedro: he hath borne himself be
The story from Ariosto, Orl. Fur. 1. 5. Mr Pope. VOL. II.