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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,

EDINBURGH:

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Printed by WAL. RUDDIMAN and Company.'
MDCCLXIX.

ETA

Much ado about Nothing

DRAMATIS PERSONE.

Don PEDRO, Prince of Arra-Borachio, confident to Don John. Conrade, friend to Borachio. Dogberry,

gon.

Leonato, Governor of Messina.
Don John, baftard-brother to Don
Pedro.

Claudio, a young Lord of Florence,
favourite to Don Pedro.
Benedick, a young Lord of Padua,
favoured likewife by Don Pedro.
Balthazar, fervant to Don Pedro.
Antonio, brother to Leonato.

SCENE,

A C T I. SCENE I.

A court before Leonato's house.

Enter Leonato, Hero, and Beatrice, with a messenger. LEARN in this letter, that Don Pedro of Arragon comes this night to Messina.

Me. He is very near by this; he was not three leagues off when I left him. Leon. How many gentlemen have you loft in this action?

Leon.

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Verges, Stwo foolish officers!

Hero, daughter to Leonato.
Beatrice, niece to Leonato.
Margaret, two gentlewomen
Urfula, attending on Hero.
A Friar, Meffenger, Watch,
Town-Clerk, Sexton, and At-
tendants.

Melina in Sicily.

Me. 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 beftowed much honour on a young Florentine, called Claudio.

Me. Much deferved of his part, and equally remembered by Don Pedro: he hath borne himself be

The story from Ariosto, Orl. Fur. 1. 5. Mr Pope. VOL. II.

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