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SHAKESTEAR.

VOLUME the SECOND,

CONTAINING,

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.

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Much ado about Nothing

DRAMATIS PERSON Æ.

Don Pedro, Prince of Arra-
gon.

Leonato, Governor os Messma.
Don John, basttrd-lrother lo Don
Pedro.

Claudio, a young Lord of Florence,

favourite to Don Pedro. Benedick, a young Lord os Padua,

savoured like-wise by Don Pedro. Balthazar, servant to Don Pedro. Antonio, brother to Lconato.

Borachio, confident to Don John.
Courade, friend to Borachio.

Hero, daughter to Lconato.

Beatrice, niece to Lconato.

Margaret, p two gentlewomen

Ursula, 5 attending on Hero.

A Friar, Mejsenger, Watch, Town-Clerk, Sexton, and Attendants.

I

SCENE, MeJJina in Sicily.

ACT I. SCENE I.

A court before Leo/iato's house.

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

Leon. T LEARN in this letter, that Don Pedro of Arragon comes this night to Meilina.

Me/s. 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?

Mejj. But sew of any fort, and none of name.

Leon. A victory is twice itself, when the atchiever brings home sull numbers; I sind here, that Don Pedro hath bestowed much honour on a young Florentine, called Claudio.

Mess. Much deserved 08 his part, and equally remembered by Don Pedro: he hath borne himself be

* The (tory from Ariosto, Orl. Fur. 1. j. Mr Pope.

Vol. H. A

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