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0, soft, sir, hold you still: Ant. S. Where Spain? I'll fetch my sister, to get her good-will.

Dro). S. Faith, I saw it not; but I felt it, hot in

|Eril. Luc. her breath. Enter, from the house of ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus,

Ant. S. Where America, the Indies ?

Dro. S. O, sir, upon her nose, all o'er embellish'd DIOMIO of Syracuse.

with rubies, carbuncles, sapphires, declining their Anl. S. Why, how now, Dromio? where run'strich aspect to the hot breath of Spain ; who sent thou so fist?

whole armadas of carracks to be ballast at her nose. Dro. S. Do you know me, sir? am I Dro:nio? Anl. S. Where stood Belgia, the Netherlands? um I your man? am I myself?

Dro. S. O, sir, I did not look so low. To conAnt. S. Thou art Dromio, thou art my man, clude, this drudge, or diviner, laid claim to me; thou art thyself.

call'd me Dromio; swore, I was assured' to her ; Dro. S. I am an ass, I am a woman's man, and told me what privy marks I had about me, as the besides myself.

mark of my shoulder, the mole in my neck, the Ant. S. What woman's man? and how besides great wart on my left armı, that I, amazed, ran from thyse!c?

her as a witch : and, I think, if my breast had not Dro. S. Marry, sir, besides myself, I am due to been made of faith, and my heart of stec), she had a woman; one that claims me, one that haunts me, transform’d me to a curtail-doy, and made me turn one that will have me.

i'the wheels Ant. S. What claim lay she to thee?

Ant. S. Go, hie thee presently, post to the road; Dro. S. Marry, sir, such claim as you would lay And if the wind blow any way from the shore, to your horse; and she would bave me as a beast: I will not harbor in this town to-night. noi that, ! being a beast, she would have me; but If any bark put forth, come to the mart, that she, being a very beastly creature, lays claim Where I will walk, till thou return to me. to me.

If every one know us, and we know none, Ant. S. What is she?

'Tis time, I think, to trudge, pack, and be gone. Dro. S. A very reverend body; ay, such a one

Dro. S. As from a bear a man would run for life. as a man may not speak of, without he say, sir So fly I from her that would be my wife. (Erit. reverence: I have but lean luck in the match, and

Ant. S. There's none but witches do inhabit here; yet is she a wondrous fit marriage.

And therefore 'lis high time that I were bence. Ant. S. How dost thou mean, a fat marriage?

She, that doth call me husband, even my soul Dro. S. Marry, sir, she's the kitchen wench, and Doth for a wife abhor: but her fair sister, all grcase; and I know not what use to put her to Possess'd with such a gentle sovereign grace, but to make a lamp of her, and run from her by of such enchanting presence and discourse, her own light. I warrant, her rags, and the tallow

Hath almost made me traitor to myself : in them, will burn a Poland winter: if she lives But, lest myselt' be guilty to self-wrong, till doomsday, she'll burn a week longer than the I'll stop mine ears against the mermail's song. whole world

Enter ANGELO. Ant. S. What complexion is she of?

Dro. S. Swart, like my shoe, but her face no- Ang. Master Antipholus. thing like so clean kept; For why? she sweats, a Anl. S. Ay, that's my name. man may go over shoes in the grime of it.

Ang. I know it well, sir : Lo, here is the chain ; Anl. S. That's a fault that water will mend. I thought to have ta`en you at the Porcupine:

Dro. S. No, sir, 'tis in grain; Noah's flood could The chain unfinish'd made me stay thus long. not do it.

Ant. S. What is your will that I shall do with Ant. S. What's her name?

this? Dro. S. Nell, sir :-but her name and three

Ang. What please yourself, sir; I have made it quarters, that is, an ell and three quarters, will not measure her from hip to hip.

Ant. S. Made it for me, sir! I bespoke it not. Ant. S. Then she bears some breadth !

Ang. Not once, nor twice, but twenty times you Dro. S. No longer from head to foot, than troin

have : hip to hip: she is spherical, like a globe; I could Go home with it, and please your wise withal ; find out countries in her.

And soon at supper-time, I'll visit you, Ant. S. In what part of her body stands Ireland? And then receive my money for the chain. Dro. S. Marry, sir, in her buttocks; found it Ant. S. I pray you, sir, receive the money, now, out by the boys.

For fear you ne'er see chain, nor money, more. Ani. S. Where Scotland ?

Ang. You are a merry man, sir; fare Dro. S. I found it by the barrenness; hard, in

[Exit. the palm of the hand.

Ant. $. What I should think of this, I cannot Ant. S. Where France ?

tell; Dro. S. In her forehead; arm’d and reverted, But this I think, there's no man is so vain, making war against her hair.

That would refuse so fair an offer'd chain. Ant. S. Where England ?

I see, a man here needs not live by shifts, Dro. S. I look'd for the chalky cliffs, but I could When in the streets he meets such golden gifts. find no whiteness in them: but I guess it stood in roll to the mart, and there for Dromio stay ; her chin, by the salt rheum that ran between France If any ship put out, then straight away. [Exit. and it.

for you.

you well.



SCENE 1.-The same.
Enter a Merchant, ANGELO, and an Onicer.
Mer. You know, since Pentecost the sum is due,
And since I have not much importuned you;
Nor now I had not, but that I am bound
Tó Persia, and want gilders for my voyage :
Therefore make present satisfaction,
Or 111 attach you by this officer.

Ang. Even just the sum, that I do owe to you,
Is growing: to me by Antipholus;
And, in the instant that I met with you,
He had of me a chain; at five o'clock,
I shall receive the money for the same:
Pleaseth you walk with me down to his house,
I will discharge my bond, and thank you too.
• Swarthy.

• Accruing.

Enter AxTIPHOLUS of Ephesus, and Droxio of

Off. That labor may you save; see where he
Ant E. While I go to the goldsmith's house, go

And buy a rope's end; that will I bestow
Among my wife and her confiderates,
For locking me out of my doors by day.-
But soft, I see the goldsmith: get thee gone;
Buy thou a ropy', and bring it home to me.
Dro. E. I buy a thousand pounds a year! I buy
a rope !

(Exit Dro. E. Ant. E. A man is well holp up, that trusts to you: I promised your presence, and the chain;

Large ships. 6 A turn-spit. • Adanced


But neither chain, nor goldsmith, came to me: Dro. S. A ship you sent me to, to hire waftage. Belike, you thought our love would last too long, Ant. E. Thou drunken slave, I sent thee for a if it were chain'd together; and therefore came not.

rope; Ang. Saving your merry humor, here's the note, and told thee to what purpose and what end. How much your chain weighs to the utmost carat ; Dro. S. You sent me, sir, for a rope's end as soon: The fineness of the yold, and chargeful fashion ; You sent me to the bay, sir, for a bark. Which doth amount to three odu ducat; mure

Ant. E. I will debate this matter at more leisure, Than I stand debted to this gentleman;

And teach your ears to listen with more heed. I pray you, see him presently discharged,

To Adriana, villain, hie thee straight: För he is bound to sea, and stays but for it.

Give her this key, and tell her, in the desk Ant. E. I am not furnishid with the present That's cover'd o'er with Turkish tapestry, money ;

There is a purse of ducats; let her send it; Besides, I have some business in the town:

Tell her, I am arrested in the street, Good signior, take the stranger to my house, And that shall bail me: hie thee, slave; be gone. And with you take the chain, and bid my wife On, officer, to prison till it come. Disburse the sum on the receipt thereof;

(Ereunt Mer., ANG.. Oficer, and Ant. E. Perchance I will be there as soon as you.

Dro. $. To Adriana ; that is where we dined, Ang. Then wilt thou bring the chain to her your- Where Dowsabel did claim me for her husband: self!

She is too biz, I hope, for me to compass. Ant. E. No; hear it with you, lest I come not Thither I must, although against my will,, time enough.

For servants must their master's minds fulfil. Ang. Well, sir, I will: Have you the chain about

(Exit. you? Ant. É. An if I have not, sir, I hope you have;

SCENE II.-The same. Or else you may return without your money.

Enler ADRIANA and LUCIANA. Ang. Nay, come, I pray you, sir, give ine the chain ;

Adr. Ah, Luciana, did he tempt thee so ? Both wind and tide stays for this gentleman,

Mightst thou perceive austerely in his eye And I, to blame, have held him here too long. That he did plead in carnest, yea or no ? Ant. E. Good lord, you use this dalliance, to Look'd be or red, or pale; or sad or merrily? excuse

What observations mad'st thou in this case, Your breach of promise to the Porcupine :

Of bis heart's ineteors tilting in his face ? I should have chid you for not bringing it,

Luc. First, be denied you had in him no right. But, like a shrew, yon first begin to brawl.

Adr. He meant, he did me none; the more my Mer. The hour steals on; I pray you, sir, despatch. spite. Ang. You hear, how he importunes me; the

Luc. Tien swore he, that he was a stranger here. chain

Alr. And true he swore, though yet forsworn he Ant. E. Why, give it to my wife, and fetch your money.

Luc. Then pleaded I for you. Ang. Come, come, you know, I gave it you even


And what said he? now;

Luc. That love I begg'd for you, he begg'd of ine. Either send the chain, or send by me some token. Alr. With what persuasion did he tempt thy love? Ant. E. Fye! how you run this humor out of Luc. With wo.ds that in an honest suit might breaih:

move. Come, where's the chain? I pray you let me see it. First he did praise my beauty; then, my speech.

Mer. My business cannot brook this dalliance; dür. Didst speak him fair? Good sir, siy, whe'r you'll answer me or nu;


Have patience, I beseech. If not, I'll leave him to the officer.

Atr. I cannot, nor I will not, hold me still; Ant. E. I answer you! What should I answer My tongue, though not my heart, shall have his will.

He is detorined, crooked, old, and sere,3 Ang. The money that you owe me for the Ill-faced, worse-bodied, shapeless every where : chain.

Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind; Ant. E. I owe you none, till I receive the chain. Stigmatical in making,e worse in mind. Ang. You know, I gave it you half an hour Luc. Who would be jealous then of such a one; since.

No evil lost is waitd when it is yone. Ant. E. You gave me none; you wrong me Adr. Ah! but I think him beiter than I say, much to say so.

And yet would herein others' eyes were worse : Ang. You wrong me more, sir, in denying it: Far from her nest the lapwing cries away ;' Consider, how it stands upon my credit.

My heart prays for him, though my tongue do Mer. Well, officer, arrest him at my suit. Off. I do ; and charge you in the duke's name, to obey ine.

Enter DROMIO of Syracuse Ang. This touches me in reputation :

Dro. S. Here, go; the desk, the purse; sweet Either consent to pay this suni for me,

now, make haste. Or I attach you by this officer.

Luc. How'hast thou lost thy breath? Ant. E. Consent to pay thee that I never had ! Dro. S.

By running fast. Arrest me, foolish fellow, it thou dar’st.

Adr. Where is thy master, Dromio! is he well? Ang. Here is thy fee; arrest him, officer;

Dro. S. No, he's in Tartar limbo, worse than hell: I would not spare my brother in this case,

A devil in an everlasting garments bath him, If he should scorn me so apparently.

One, whose hard heart is button'd up with steel; Off. I do arrest you, sir; you hear the suit. A fiend, a fairy, pitiless and rough; Ant. E. I do obey thee, till I give thee bail A wolf, nay worse, a follow all in buff; But, sirrah, you shall buy this sport as dear A back-friend, a shoulder-clapper, one that counAs all the metal in your shop will answer.

termands Ang. Sir, sir, I shall have law in Ephesus, The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands; To your notorious shame, I doubt it not.

A hound that runs counter, and yet draws dry-toot Enter Dromo of Syracuse.

well; Dro. S. Master, there is a bark of Epidamnum,

One that, before the judgment, carries poor souls

to hell.: That stays but till her owner comes aboard, And then, sir, bears away; our fraughtage: sir,

Adr. Why, man, what is the matter?

Dro. S. I do not know the matter: he is 'rested I have convey'd aboard; and I have bought

on the case. The oil, the balsamum, and aqua-vitæ. The ship is in her trim; the merry wind

1 Carriage. Blows fáir from land: they stay for nought at all,

1 An allusion to the redness of the northern lights But for their owner, master, and yourself.

likened to the appearance of armies. a Dry, withered Ant. E. How now! a madman! Why, thou

Marked by nature with deformity.

Who crieth most where her nest is not. peevishs sheep, What ship of Epidamnnum stays for me?

R 'The officers in those days were clad in buff, which is

also a rant expression for a man's skin. & Freight, cargo.

1 flell was the cant term for prison.



• Silly.


Adr. What, is he arrested ? tell me, at whose suit.

Enter a Courtezan. Dro. S. I know not at whose suit he is arrested, well;

Cour. Well met, well met, master Antipholus. But he's in a suit of buff, which ’rested him, that is that the chain, you promised me to-day?

I see, sir, you have found the goldsmith now; can I tell;

Ant. S. Satan, avoid ! I charge thee, tempt mo Will you send him, mistress, redemption, the mo

nut! ney in the desk ! Adr Go fetch it, sister.—This I wonder at,

Dro. S. Master, is this mistress Satan?

Ant. S. It is the devil.

Exit LUCIANA. That he, unknown to me, should be in debt:

Dro. S. Nay, she is worse, she is the devil's dam;

and here she comes in the habit of a light wench; Tell me, was he arrested on a band ?« Dro. S. Not on a band, but on a stronger thing;

and thereof comes, that the wenches say, God

damn me, that's as much as to say, God make me A chain, a chain; do you not hear it ring? Adr. What, the chain ?

a light wench. It is written, they appear to men Dro. S. No, no, the bell; 'tis time that I were gone. fire will burn; ergo, light wenches will burn; Come

like angels of light: light is an effeci of five, and It was two ere I lett him, and now the clock strikes

not near her. Adr. The hours come back! that did I never hear.

Cour. Your man and you are marvellous merry,

sir. Dro. S. O yes, if any hour meet a sergeant, Will you go with me? We'll mend our dinner here.

a'turns back for very fear. Adr. As if time were in debt! how fondly dust

Dri. S. Master, if you do expect spoon-meat, thou reason ?

bespeak a long spoon. Dro. S. Time is a very bankrupt, and owes more

Ant. S. Why, Dromio ? than he's worth to season.

Dro. S. Marry, he inust have a long spoon, that Vay, he's a thief too: Have you not heard men say,

must eat with the devil. That time comes stealing on by night and day?

Ant. S. Avoid then, fiend! what tell'st thou me If he be in debt, and theft, and a sergeant in the way; | Thou art, as you are all, a sorceress :

of supping? Hath he not reason to turn back an hour in a day?

I conjure thee to leave me, and be gone.

Cour. Give me the ring of mine you bad at dinner,

Or, for my diamond, the chain you promis'd: Adr. Go, Dromio; there's the money, bear it and I'll be gone, sir, and not trouble you. straight ;

Dro. S. Some devils ask but the paring of one's And bring thy master home immediately:

nail, Come, sister: I ain press'd down with conceit;: A rush, a hair, a drop of blood, a pin, Conceit my comfort, and my injury. [Eréunt. A nut, a cherry-stone: but she, inore covetous,

Would have a chain.
SCENE III.-The same.

Master, be wise; and if you give it her,

The devil will shake her chain, and tright us with it. Enter ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse.

Cour. I pray you, sir, my ring, or else the chain; Ant. S. There's not a man I meet, but doth sa.

I hope, you do not mean to cheat me so. lute me

Ant. Š. Avaunt, thou witch! Come, Dromio, let As if I were their well-acquainted friend;

us go. And every one doth call me by my name.

Dro. S. Fly pride, says the peacock: Mistress, Some tender money to me, some invite me;

that you know. Some other give me thanks for kindnesses;

(Ereunt Axt. S. and Dro. S. Some offer me commodities to buy :

Cour. Now, out of doubt, Antipholus is mad, Even now a tailor call'd me in his shop,

Else would he never so demean himself: And show'd me silks that he had bought for me,

A ring he hath of mine worth forty ducats, And, therewithal, took measure of niy body.

And for the same he promis d me a chain ! Sure, these are but imaginary wiles,

Both one, and other, he denies me now. And Lapland sorcerers inhabit here.

The reason that I gather he is mad,

(Besides this present instance of his rage,) Enter DROMO of Syracuse.

Is a mad tale, he told to-day at dinner,

Of his own doors being shut against his entrance. Dro. S. Master, here's the gold you sent me for : Belike, his wife, acquainted with his fits, What, have you got the picture of old Adam new On purpose shut the doors against his way. appareld?

My way is now, to nie home to his house, Ant. S. What gold is this? what Adam dost thou And tell his wife, that, being a lunatic, mean?

He rush d into my house, and took perforce Dro. S. Not that Adam, that kept the paradise, My ring away: This course I fittest choose; but that Adam, that keeps the prison: he ihal goes For forty ducats is too much to lose. [Exit. in the calf's-skin that was kill'd for the prodigal; he that came behind you, sir, like an evil angel,

SCENE IV.-The same. and bid you forsake your liberty. Ant. $. I understand thee not.

Enter ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus, and an Officer. Dro. S. No? why, 'tis a plain case: he that went like a base-viol, in a case of leather; the man, sir, I'll give thee, ere I leave thee, so much money

Ant. E. Fear me not, man, I will not break away; that, when gentlemen are tired, gives then a fob, and 'rests them; he, sir, that takes pity on decayed To warrant thee, as I am 'rested for. men, and gives them suits of durance; he that sets My wife is in a wayward mood to-day : up his rest to do more exploits with his mace, than

And will not lightly trust the messenger, morris-pike.

That I should be attach d in Ephesus: Ant. s. What! thou mean'st an officer ?

I tell you, 'lwill sound harshly in her ears. Dro. S. Ay, sir, the sergeant of the band; he,

Enter Dromio of Ephesus, with a rope's end. that brings any man to answer it, that breaks his band; one that thinks a man always going to bed, Here comes my man; I think, he brings the money and says, Got gire you good rest!

How now, sir? have you that I sent you for? Ant. S. We!l, sir, there rest in your foolery. Is Dro. E. Here's that, I warrant you, will pay there any ship puts forth to-night? may we be

them all."

Ant. E. But where's the money ? Dro. S. Why, sir, I brought you word an hour Dro. E. Why, sir, I gave the money for the rope: since, that the bark Expedition put forth to-night, Ant. E. Five hundred ducats, villain, for a rope ? and then were you hindered by the sergeant, to Dro. E. I'll serve you, sir, five hundred at the rate. tarry for the hoy, Delay: Here are the angels, that Ant. E. To what end did I bid thee hie thee home? you sent for, to deliver you.

Dro. E. To a rope's end, sir; and to that end am Ant. S. The fellow is distract, and so am I; I return d. And here we wander in illusions ;

Ant. E. And to that end, sir, I will welcome you Some blessed power deliver us from hence!

[Beating him. si: Bond. o Fanciful conception.

1 Correct them all.


near me.

Off. Good sir, be patient.

Dro. E. Money by me ? beart and good-will you Dro. E. Nay, 'tis for me to be patient; I am in

might, adversity.

But, surely, master not a ray of money. Off. Good now, hold thy tongue.

Ant. E. Went'st not thou to her for a purse of Dro. E. Nay, rather persuade him to hold his

ducats? hands.

Adr. He came to me, and I deliver'd it. Ant. E. Thou whoreson, senseless villain!

Luc. And I am wilness with her, that she did. Dro. E. I would I were senseless, sir, that I Dru. E. God and the rope-maker, bear me wit. might not feel your blows.

ness, Ant. E. Thou art sensible in nothing but blows, That I was sent for nothing but a rope! and so is an ass.

Pinch. Mistress, buth man and master is posDro. E. I am an ass indeed; you may prove it

sess'd; by my long ears. I have served him from the hour I know it by their pale and deadly looks : of my nativity to this instant, and have nothing at They must be bound and laid in some dark room. bis lands for my service, but blows: when I am Ait. E. Say, wherefore didst thou lock me forth cold, he heats me with beating: when I am warm,

to-day, he cools me with beating: I am waked with it And why dost thou deny the bag of gold? when I sleep; raised with it, when I sit; driven out Allr. I did not, gentle husband, lock thee furth. of doors with it, when I go from home; welcomed Dro. E. And, gentle master, I receiv'd no gold; home with it, when I return: nay, I bear it on my But I confess, sir, that we were lock'd out. shoulders, as a beggar wont her brat; and, I think, Adr. Dissembling villain, thou speak'st false in when he hath lamed me, I shall bey with it from

both. door to door.

Ant. E. Dissembling barlot, thou art false in all.

And art confederate with a damned pack, Enter ADNIANA, Lucians, and the Courtezan, But with these nails I'll pluck out these false eyes,

To make a loathsome abject scorn of me : with Pinch, and others.

That would behold in me this shameful sport. Ant. E. Come, go along; my wife is coming

[Pisch and his Assistants bind Axt. E

and Dro. E. yonder. Dro. É. Mistress, respicfinem, respect your end;

Adr. O, bind him, bind him, let him not come or rather the prophecy, like the parrot, Beware the rope's end.

Pinch. More company!- the fiend is strong Ant. E. Wilt thou still talk ?

within him.

Beats him. Cour. How say you now ? is not your husband

Luc. Ab me, poor man, how pale and wan he

looks! mad? Adr. His incivility confirms no less.

Ant. E. What, will you murder me? Thou gaoler, Good doctor Pinch, you are a conjurer;

thou, Establish him in his true sense again,

I am thy prisoner; wilt thou suffer them

To make a rescue?
And I will please you what you will demand.
Luc. Alas, how fiery and how sharp he looks!


Masters, let him go; Cour. Mark, how lie trembles in his ecstasy!

He is my prisoner, and you shall not have him. Pinch. Give me your hand, and let me feel your

Pinch. Go, bind this man, for he is frantic too pulse.

Adr. What wilt thou do, thou peevisho ufficer? Ant. E. There is my hand, and let it feel your car.

Hast thou delight to see a wretched man Pinch. I charge thee, Satan, hous'd within this

Do outrage and displeasure to himselt?

off. He is my prisoner; if I lei bim go, To yield possession to my holy prayers,

The debt he owes, will be required of me.

Atr. I will discharge thee, ere I go from thee:
And to try state of darkness hie thee straight;
I cónjure thee by all the saints in heaven.

Bear me turthi with unto his creditor,
Ant. E. Peace, doting wizard, peace; I am not Good master doctor, see him safe convey'd

And knowing how the debt grows, I will pay it.
Adr. O, that thou wert not, poor distressed soul! | Home to my house.-0 most unhappy day!
Ant. E. You minion, you, are these your cus-

Ant. E. Ó most unhappy strumpet! tomers?

Dro. E. Master, I am here entered in bond for

you. Did this companion with a saffron face

Ant. É. Out on thee, villain! wherefore dost thou Revel and feast it at my house to-day,

mad me! Whilst upon me the guilty doors were shut, And I denied to enter in my house?

Dro. E. Will you be bound for nothing? be mad, Adr. O, husband, God doth know, you dined at

Good master; cry, the devil.

Luc. God help, poor souls, how idly do they home,

talk ! Where 'would you had remaind until this time, Free from these slanders, and this open shame!

Adr. Go, bear him hence.-Sister, go you with

me.Ant. E. I dined at home! Thou, villain, what

(Exeunt Pixch and Assistants, with Ant. E. say'st thou ?

and DRO. E. Dro. E. Sir

, sooth to say, you did not dine at say now, whose suit is he arrested at? home. Ant. E. Were not my doors lockd up, and I

00. One Augelo, a goldsmith; Do you know

him? shut out?

Adr. I know the man: What is the sum he owes? Dro. E. Perdy,your doors were lock'd, and you

Off Two hundred ducats. shut out.


Say, how grows it due ? Ant. E. And did not she herself revile me there?

Off. Due for a chain your husband had of him. Dro. E. Sans fable, she herself reviled you there. Ant. E. Did not her kitchen-maid rail, taunt, and

Adr. He did bespeak a chain for me, but had it

not. scorn me? Dro. E. Certes,« she did; the kitchen-vestal Came to my house, and took away my ring,

Cour. When as your husband, all in a rage, to-day scorn'd you. Ant. E. And did not I in rage depart from thence? (The ring I saw upon his finger now,) Dro. E: In verity you did ; - my bones bear Straight after, did I meet him with a chain.

Adr. It may be so, but I did never see it :witness, That since have felt the vigor of his rage.

Come, gaoler, bring me where the goldsmith is, Adr. Ist good to sooth him in these contraries ?

I long to know the truth hereof at large. Pinch. It is no shame; the fellow finds bis vein, Enter Antipholu's of Syracuse, with his rapier And, yielding to him, humors well his frenzy. Anl. E. Thou hast suborn’d the goldsmith to

druwn, und DROMIO of Syracuse. arrest me.

Lic. God, for thy mercy! they are loose again. Adr. Alas, I sent you money to redeem you, Idr. And come with naked swords ; let's call By Dromio here, who came in baste for it.

more help, ? A corruption of the French oath-pardicu.

To have them bound again. * Without a fable. • Certainly.

5 Foolish.



Away, they'll kill us. Dr. S. Faith, stay lere this night, they will

[Errint Onicer, A.11., and Luc. surely do us no harm; you saw, they speak us fair Ant. S. I see, these witches are afraid of sworiis. give us gold: methinkis, they are such a gentle Dro. S. She, that would be your wife, now ran nation, that but for the mountain of mad flesh that

claims marriage of me, I could find in my heart Ant. S. Come to the Centaur ; fetch our stull: to stay here still, and turn witch. from thence:

Ant. E. I will not stay to-night for all the town; I long, that we were safe and sound aboard. Therefore away, to get our stuif aboard. (Exeunt.

from you.


SCENE I.-The same.

Adr. As roughly, as my modesty would le me.
Enter Merchant and ANGELO.

Abb. Haply, in private.

And in assemblies too.
Ang. I am sorry, sir, that I have hinder'd you; bb. Ay, but not enough.
But, I protest, he had the chain of me,

Adr. It was the copye of our conference : Though most dishonestly he doth deny it.

In bed, he slepl not fur iny urging it; Mer. How is the man esteem d here in the city? | At board, he ted not for my urging it; Ang. Of very reverend reputation, sir,

Alone, it was the subject of my theine; Of credit infinite, highly belov'd,

In company, I often glanced it; Second to none that lives here in the city ;

Still did I tell him it was vile and bad. His word might bear my wealth at any time.

dbb. And thereof caine it, that the man was mad: Mer. Speak sonly: yonder, as I think, he walks. The venom clamors of a jealous woman Enter AntiPOLUS, and DROMIO of Syracuse.

Poison more deadly than a mad dog's tooth.

It seems his sleeps were hinder'd by thy railing : Ang. 'Tis so; and that self chain about his neck, And thereof comes it that his head is light. Which he forswore, most monstrously, to bave. Phou say'st his meat was sauced with thy upGood sir, draw near to me, I'll speak to him.

braidings: Signior Antipholus, I wonder much

Unquiet meals make ill digestions, That you would put me to this shame and trouble; Thereof the raging fire of fever bred; And not without some scandal to yoursell,

And what's a fever but a fit of madness? With circumstance, and oaths, so to deny

Thou say'st his sports were hinder’d by thy brawls. This chain, which now you wear so openly: Sweet recreation barr'd, what doth ensue, Besides the charge, the shame, imprisonment, But moody and dull melancholy; You have done wrong to this my honest friend, (Kinsman to grim and comfortless despair;) Who, but for staying on our controversy,

And, at her lieels, a huge infectious troop Had hoisted sail, and put to sea to-day :

Of pale distemperatures, and foes to life?
This chain you had of me, can you deny it? In food, in sport, and life-preserving rest

Ant. s. I think, I had; I never did deny it. To be disturbed, would mad or man, or beast;
Mer. Yes, that you did, sir; and forsivore it too. The consequence is then, thy jealous fits
Ant. S. Who heard me to deny it, or forswear it? Have scared thy husband from the use of wits.
Mer. These ears of mine, thou knowest, did hear Luc. She never reprehended bim but mildly,
thee :

When he demeand himself rough, rude, and Fye on thee, wretch! 'tis pity, that thou liv'st

wildly:To walk where any honest men resort.

Why bear you these rebukes, and answer not? Ant. S. Thou art a villain, to impeach me thus: Adr. She did betray me to my own reproof.I'll prove mine honor, and mine honesty:

Good people, enter, and lay hold on him. Against thee presently, it thou dar'st stand.

Abb. No, not a creature enters in my house. Mer. I dare, and do defy thee for a villain.

Adr. Then, let your servants bring my husband (They draw.

forth. Enter ADRIANA, LUCIANA, Courtezan, and others. Abb. Neither; he took this place for sanctuary, Adr. Hold, hurt him not, for God's sake; he is till I have brought him to his wits again,

And it shall privilege him from your hands, mad; Some get within him,s take his sword away:

Or lose my labor in essaying it. Bind Dromio too, and bear them to my house.

Adr. I will attend my husband, be his nurse,

Diet his sickness, for it is my office, Dro. S. Run, master, run; for God's sake, take a house.

And will have no attorney but myself;, This is some priory;-In, or we are spoil'd.

And therefore let me bave him home with me. (Exeunt Ant. S. and Duo. s. to the Priory. Till I have used the approved means I have,

Abb. Be patient; for I will not let him stir,
Enter the ABBESS.

With wholesome syrups, drugs and holy prayers, Abb. Be quiet, people; Wherefore throng you To make of bim a torinal man again : hither?

It is a branch and parcel of mine oath,
Ardr. To fetch my poor districted husband hence: A charitable duty of my order;
Let us come in, that we may bind him fus!,

Therefore depart, and leave him here with me. And bear him home for his recovery.

Adr. I will not hence, and leave my husband Ang. I knew, he was not in his perfect wits.

here; Mr. I am sorry now, that I did draw on him. And ill it doth beseem your holiness, Abb. How long hath this possession held the man? To separate the husband and the wife.

Air. This week he hath been heavy, sour, sad, Abb. Be quiet, and depart, thou shall not have And much, much different from the man he was ;


(Eri ANRESS But, till this afternoon, his passion

Luc. Complain unto the duke of this indimity Ne'er brake into extremity of rage.

Adr. Come, go; I will fall prostrale at his feel, Abb. Hath he not lost much wealth by wreck at And never rise until my tears and prayers

llave won his grace to come in person hither, Buried some dear friend? Iath not else his eye And take perforce my husband from the abbess. Stray'd his affection in unlawful love?

Mer. By this, I think, the dial points at five: A sin, prevailing much in youthful men,

Anon, I am sure, the duke himself in person Who give their eyes the liberty of

Comes this way to the melancholy vale; Which of these sorrows is be subject to?

The place of death and sorry' execution, Adr. To none of these, except it be the last; Behind the ditches of the abbey here. Namely, some love, that drew him on from home. Ang. Upon what cause?

Abb. You should for that have reprehended him. Mer. To see a reverend Syracusan merchant,
Adr Why, so I did.

Who put unluckily into this bay
Ay, but not rough enough.

• The theme, Hi. G. Close, grapple with him. * Baggage.

riie. To bring him back to bis genses.

1 Sad.

sea ?

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