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Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon.
wise of Don Pedro.
followers of Don John.
gentlewomen attending on Hero. Ursula, 5%
Messengers, watch, and attendants.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
SCENE I. Before Leonato's house.
Enter Leonato, Hero, Beatrice, and others, with a
Leonato. I LEARN in this letter, that Don Pedro of Arra. gon, comes this night to Messina.
Mess. He is very near by this; he was not three leagues off when I left bim.
Leon. How many gentlemen have you lost in this action?
Mess. But few of any sort*, and none of name.
Leon. A victory is twice itself, when the achiever brings bome full numbers. I find here, that Don Pedro hath bestowed much honour on a young Florentine, called Claudio.
Mess. Much deserved on his part, and equally remembered by Don Pedro: he hath borne himself be. yond the promise of his age; doing, in the figure of a lamb, the feats of a lion : he hath, indeed, better