I learn in this letter that Don Pedro of Aragon comes this night to Messina
Leonato, with a letter
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.
He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age,
doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion.
How 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.
Much deserved on his part, and equally
remembered by Don Pedro.Anapodoton He hath borne himself
beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure
of a lamb the feats of a lion.Metaphor & Paradox He hath indeed better
bettered expectation than you must expect of me to
tell you how.Anthimeria & Polyptoton
He hath an uncle here in Messina will be
very much glad of it.
I have already delivered him letters, and
there appears much joy in him,Hyperbaton even so much that
joy could not show itself modest enough without a
Alliterationbadge of bitterness.Personification
Did he break out into tears?
In great measure.Anapodoton
A kind overflow of kindness.Anapodoton & Polyptoton There are no
faces truer than those that are so washed.Synecdoche How
much better is it to weep at joy than to joy at weeping!Antimetabole