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MUCH ADO about NOTHING.
The MERCHANT of VENICE.
LOVE'S LABOUR's LOST.

AS YOU LIKE IT.

The TAMING of the SHREW,

EDINBURGH:

Printed by WAL. RUDDIMAN and Company.'

MDCCLXIX.

Much ado about Nothing *.

DRAMATIS PERSON Æ.

Don PEDRO, Prince of Arra-Borachio, confident to Don John.

gon.
Leonato, Governor of Messina.
Don John, baftard-brother to Don
Pedro.

Claudio, a young Lord of Florence,
favourite to Don Pedro.
Benedick, a young Lord of Padua,
favoured likewife by Don Pedro.
Balthazar, Jervant to Don Pedro.
Antonio, brother to Leonato.

SCENE,

A Ċ T I.

Courade, friend to Borachio.
Dogberry, 2
Verges, two foolish officers.

Hero, daughter to Leonato.
Beatrice, niece to Leonato.
Margaret, two gentlewomen
Urfula, attending on Hero.
A Friar, Meffenger, Watch,
Town-Clerk, Sexton, and At-
tendants.

Mefina in Sicily.

SCENE I.

A court before Leonato's house.

Enter Leonato, Hero, and Beatrice, with a messenger.

Leon.

I

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?

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.

VOL. II.

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Mr Pope.

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