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WORKS

OF

S HI A K E S P E A R.

VOLUME the SECOND.

CONTAINING,

MUCH ADO about NOTIIING.
The MERCHANT of VENICE.
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST.
AS YOU LIKE IT.

The TAMING of the SHREW.

EDINBURGH:

Printed by ALEXANDER DONALD Són.

MDCCLXIX.

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Much ado about Nothing *

DR AM A TIS PERSON Æ.

Don PEDRO, Prince of Arra-, Borachin, confident to Don John. gono

Conrade, friend to Borachio. Leonato, Governor of Melina. Don John, bastard-brother to Don Verges,

two Pedro.

Hero, daughter to Leonato. Claudio, a young Lord of Florence, Beatrice, niece to Leonato. favourite to Don Pedro.

Margaret, two gentlewomen Benedick, a young Lord of Padua, Ursula, attending on Hero.

favoured likewise by Don Pedro. A Friar, Mejjinger, Watch, Balthazar; servant to Don Pedro. Town-Clerk, Sexton, and Ate Antonio, brother to Leonato.

tendants. SCE NE, Mefina in Sicily.

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A C T I.

S CE NE I,

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A court before Leonato's bouse. Enter Leonato, Hero, and Beatrice, with a messenger. Leon. LEARN in this letter, that Don Pedro of

Arragona comes this night to Messina.

Mef. 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 fort, and none of name.

Leon. A victory is twice itself, when the atchierer brings home full numbers; I find here, that Don Pedro hath bestowed much honour on a young Florentine, called Glaudio.

Mell: Much deserved on his part, and equally rea membered by Don Pedro: he hath-borne himself be.

* The story froin Ariosto, Orl. Fur. l. 5. Mr Pope, Voi. II.

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