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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.

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Dramatis Persona.

DON PEDRO, "Prince of Arragon.
Leonato, Governor of Messina.
Don John, Bastard-Brother to Don Pedro.
Claudio, a young Lord of Florence, Favourite to Don

Pedro.
Benedick, a young Lord of Padua, favour'd likewise by

Don Pedro.
Balthazar, Servant to Don Pedro.
Antonio, Brother to Leonato.

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Borachio, Confident to Don John.
Conrade, Friend to Borachio.
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two foolish Officers. Verges,

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Hero, Daughter to Leonato.
Beatrice, Neice to Leonato.

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A Friar, Messenger, Watch, Town-Clerk, Sexton, and At

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SCENE, a Court before Leonato's House.
Enter Leonato, Hero, and Beatrice, with a Messenger.

LEONATO.
Learn in this letter, that Don Pedro of Arragon
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comes this night to Mefina.
Meff. 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?

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.

Mr. Pope.

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