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Enter Leonato, Hero, Beatrice, and others,
he was not
Leon. How many gentlemen have you lost
Leon. A victory is twice itself, when the
Mess. Much deserved on his part, and egy membered by Don Pedro: he hath borne hin yond the promise of his age ; doing, in the i lamb, the feats of a lion: he hath, indeed
tending on Hero.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
SCENE I. Before Leonato's house.
Enter Leonato, Hero, Beatrice, and others, with a
Leonato. I LEARN in this letter, that Don Pedro of Arragon, 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 pame.
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. Mich deserved on his part, and equally remembered by Doo 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, iudeed, better
ist expect of me to
in Messina will be
d him letters, and even so much, that enough, without a
.ness : There are no : so washed. How than to jog at weep
ne, lady; there was rt. k for, niece? ior Benedick of Pa.
Scene 1. ABOUT NOTHING.
Beat. And a good soldier to a lady; – But w he to a lord?
Mess. A lord to a lord, a man to a man; with all honourable virtues.
Beat. Itis so, indeed; he is no less than a su man*: hut for the stuffing,-Well, we are all in
Leon. You must not, sir, mistake my niece:
Beat. Alas, he gets nothing by that. In ou
month a ne brother.
Mess. Is it possible?
Beat. Very easily possible: he wears his i as the fashion of his hat, it ever changes 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
I as pleasant as ever
re in Messina, and and my uncle's fool, bed for Cupid, and Lt. I pray you, how
in these wars? But ndeed, I promised to
signior Benedick too you,
I doubt it not. rvice, lady, in these 1, and he hath holp to acher-man, he hath an
* A cuckold. + Mould for a