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Enter Leonato, Hero, Beatrice, and others,
Mess. He is night to Messi Don Pedro of
tending on Hero.
| LEARN in this letter, that Don Pedro of
Mess. He is very near by this; he was not
Leon. How many gentlemen have you lost! action?
Mess. But few of any sort*, and none of
Leon. A victory is twice itself, when the
Mess. Much deserved on his part, and egy
Enter Leonato, Hero, Beatrice, and others, with a
Leonato. I LEARN in this letter, that Don Pedro of Arra. gon, comes this night 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 vame.
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 borne himself be. yond the promise of his age; doing, in the figure of a lamb, the feats of a lion : he hath, judeed, better
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Beat. And a good soldier to a lady;—But si he to a lord?
Mess. A lord to a lord, a man to a man; with all honourable virtues.
Beat. It is so, indeed; he is no less than a so man : but for the stuffing-Well, we are all m
Leon. You must not, sir, mistake my niece :
Beat. Alas, he gets nothing by that. Inol
Mess. Is it possible?
Beat. Very easily possible: he wears his i as the fashion of his hat, it ever changes v next blockt.
Mess. I see, lady, the gentleman is not books.
Beat. No: ap he were, I would burn m But, I pray you, who is his companion? Is young squarert now, that will make a voy him to the devil?
Mess. He is most in the company of
Beat. O Lord! he will hang upon him
Mess. I will hold friends with you, lady
I as pleasant as ever
re in Messina, and and my uncle's fool, bed for Cupid, and t.--I pray you, how
in these wars? But Endeed, I promised to
signior Benedick too you, I doubt it not. ervice, lady, in these
1, and he hath holp to acher-man, he hath an
* A cuckold
Mould for a