« ZurückWeiter »
Thanks, Provost, for thy care and secrefy; We shall employ thee in a worthier place: Forgive him, Angelo, that brought you home The head of Ragozine for Claudio's ; Th'offence pardons itself. Dear Isabel, I have a motion much imports your good, Whereto if you'll a willing ear incline, What's mine is yours, and what is yours is mine: So bring us to our palace, where we'll show What's yet behind, that's meet You all should know.
DON PEDRO, "Prince of Arragon.
two foolish Officers. Verges,
Hero, Daughter to Leonato.
, } two Gentlewomen, attending on Hero.
A Friar, Messenger, Watch, Town-Clerk, Sexton, and At
(S.CE N E, Messina in Sicily.
SCENE, a Court before Leonato's House.
comes this night to Mefina.
Leon. How many gentlemen have you lost in this action?
Mef. But few of any Sort, 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, callid Claudio.
Mel. Much deserved on his part, and equally remembred by Don Pedro: he hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion: he hath, indeed, better better'd expectation, than you must expect of me to tell you how.
Leon. He hath an uncle here in Meffina will be very much glad of it.
Mel. I have already deliver'd him letters, and there appears much joy in him; cven so much, that * The Story from Ariosto, Orl. Fur. 1. 5.