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DON PEDRO, Prince of Arragon.
two foolish Officers. Verges,
Hero, Daughter to Leonato.
two Gentlewomen attending on Hero.. Ursula,
Friar, Melenger, Watch, Town-Clerk, Sexton, and
SCENE, Melina in Sicily.
(1) Much Ado about Nothing.
SCENE, a Court before Leonato's House
Enter Leonato, Hero, and Beatrice,
with a Messenger.
Mel. 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 ?
Mes. But few of any Sort, and none of Name.
Leo. A victory is twice itself, when the atchiever brings home full numbers ; I find here, that Don Pedro
(1) Much Ado about Nothing. ] Innogen, the Mother of Hero) in the oldest Quarto that I have seen of this Play, printed in 7600, is mention'd to enter in two several Scenes. The succeeding Editions have all continued her Name in the Dra. matis Persone. But I have ventur'd to expunge it; there being no mention of her through the Play, no one Speech address’d to her, nor one Syllable spoken by her. Neither is there any