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MUCH ADO about NOTHING.
AS YOU LIKE IT.
The TAMING of the SHREW,
Printed by WAL. RUDDIMAN and Company.'
Much ado about Nothing
DRAMATIS PERSON Æ.
Don PEDRO, Prince of Arra-|Borachio, confident to Don John.
Claudio, a young Lord of Florence,
Conrade, friend to Borachio.
Hero, daughter to Leonato.
Mefina in Sicily.
A court before Leonato's house.
Enter Leonato, Hero, and Beatrice, with a messenger.
LEARN in this letter, that Don Pedro of
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?
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 deserved of his part, and equally remembered by Don Pedro: he hath borne himself beThe story from Ariofto, Orl. Fur. 1. s.