Enter LEONATO, Governor of
Messina;HERO, his daughter; and
BEATRICE his niece, with a MESSENGER
I learn in this letter that Don Pedro of Aragon comes this
night to Messina.
He is very near by this. He was not three leagues off when
I left him.
5How many gentlemen have you lost in this action?
But few of any sort, and none of name.
A victory is twice itself when the achiever brings home full
numbers. I find here that Don Pedro hath bestowed much
honor on a young Florentine called Claudio.
10Much deserved on his part, and equally remembered 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 bettered expectation than you must
expect of me to tell you how.
15He hath an uncle here in Messina will be very much glad of