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WOL. II. Y
MUCH Año About Nothing. -
midsummert NIGHT’S DREAM. LOVE'S LABOUR'S Lost
MERCHANT OF VENICE. AS YOU LIKE IT.

LEIPSIC:
BROTHERS SCHUMANN.

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PERSONS REPRESENTED.

DoN PEDRO, Prince of Arragon. Ijon john, his bastard. Brother. cavo, a young Lord of Florence, favourite to Don edro. BENEpic... a young Lord of Padua, favourite likewise of Don Pedro. LEoNA ro, Governor of Messina. ANToNio, his Brother. formAZAR, Servant to Don Pedro.

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HER0, Daughter to Leonato.
BEATRICE, Niece to Leonato.

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Messengers, Watnch, ad Attendants.

Scene, - Messina.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

ACT I.

SCENE I. Before Leonato's House.

Enter LEONAT0, HERQ, BEATRICE, and others, with a - Messenger.

Leonato. I LEARN in this letter, that Don Pedro of Arragon comes this might to Messina. Mess. 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? Mess. But few of any sort, and none of name, Leon. A victory is twice itself, when the achiever brings home full numbers. I find here, that Don Pedro hath bestowed much honour on a young Florentine, called Claudio. Mess. Much deserved on his part, and equally remembered by Don Pedro: He hath horne himself beyond the B."; of his, age; doing, in the figure, of à lamb, the feats of a lion; he hath, indeed, better jettered expectation, than you must expect of me to tell you how. - - Deon. He hath an uncle here in Messina Will be Very much glad of it. Mess. I have already delivered him letters, and there appears much joy in him; even so much, that joy could not show itself modest enough, without a badge of bitterness, Leon. Did he break out into tears? Mess. In great measure. Leon. A kind overflow of kindness: There. Aro o faces truer than those that are so won't

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