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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,

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DRAMATIS PERSON Æ.

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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.

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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.

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