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Against the laws and statutes of this town, Even in the strength and height of injury !
Beheaded publicly for his offence.

Beyond imagination is the wrong, Ang. See, where they come; we will behold his That she this day hath shameless thrown on me. death.

Duke. Discover how, and thou shalt tind me just. Luc. Kneel to the duke, before he pass the abbey. Ant. E. This day, great duke, she suut the doors Enter Duke attended; ÆGeox bare-hearted; with While she with biarlotse feasted in my house.

upon me, the Headisman and other vifcers.

Duke. A grievous fault: Say, wonian, didst thou Duke. Yet once again proclaim it publicly,

so! If any friend will pay the sum for hin,

Adr. No, my good lord :-myself, he, and my He shall not die, so much we tender him.

sister, Adr.Justice, most sacred duk, against the abbess! To-day did dine together: so befall my soul,

Duke. She is a virtuous and a reverend lady ; As this is false, he burdens me withal! It cannot be, that she hath done thee wrong.

Luc. Ne'er may I look on day, nor sleep on night, Aur. May it please your grace, Antipholus, my But she tells to your highness simple truth! husband,

Ang. () perjured woman! They are both forsworn. Whom I made lord of me and all I had,

In this the madman justly chargeth them. At your important: letters,—this ill day

Ant. E. My liege, 1 ani advised what I say; A most outrageous fit of madness took him; Neither disturbid with the effect of wine, That desperately he hurried through the street, Nor heady-rash, provok'd with raging ire, (With hiin his bondman, all as mad as he,)

Albeit, my wrongs might make one wiser mad. Doing displeasure to the citizens

This woman lock'd ine out this day from dinner: By rushing in their houses, bearing thenco

That yoldsmith there, were he not pack'd with her, Rings, jewels, any thing his rage did like.

Could witness it; for he was with ine then; Once did I get him bound, and sent him home,

Who parted with me to go fetch a chain, Whilst to take order for the wrongs I went, Promising to bring it to the Porcupine, That here and there his fury had committed. Where Balthazar and I did dine together. Anon, I wot* not by what strong escape,

Our dinner done, and he not coming thither, lle broke from those that had the guard of him; I went to seek him: in the street I met him; And, with his mad attendant and himself,

And in his company, that gentleman; Each one with ireful passion, with drawn swords, There did this perjur'd goldsmith swear me down, Met us again, and, madiy bent on us,

That I this day of him receiv'd the chain, Chased us away ; till raising of more aid,

Which, God he knows, I saw not: for the which, We came again to bind them: then they fled He did arrest me with an officer. Into this abbey, whither we pursued them;

I did obey; and sent my peasant home And here the abbess shuts the gates on us,

For certain ducats : he with none return'd.
And will not sutler us to fetch him out,

Then tairly I bespoke the officer,
Nor send him forth, that we may bear him hence;
Therefore, most gracious duke, with thy command, By the way we met

To go in person with me to my house.
Let him be brought forth, and borne hence for help. My wife, her sister, and a rabble more
Duke. Long since, thy husband serv'd me in my Of vile contederates: along with thein
wars ;

They brought one Pinch; a hungry, lean-faced And I to thee engaged a prince's word,

villain, When thou didst make him master of thy bed,

a mere anatomy, a mountebank, To do him all the grace and good I could.- A thread bare juggler, and a fortune-teller ;

2 Go some of you, knock at the abbey-gate,

A needy, hollow-ey'd, sharp-looking wretch, And bid the lady abbess come to me;

A living dead man: this pernicious slave,
I will determine this before I stir.

Forsooth, took on him as a conjurer;
Enter a Servant.

And gazing in my eyes, feeling my pulse,
Serv. O mistress, mistress, shift and save yourself! And with no face, as 'twere, out-facing me,
My master and his man are both broke loose,

Cries out, I was possess'd: then altogether Beaten the maids a-row, and bound the doctor,

They fell upon me, bound me, bore me thence; Whose beard they have singed off with brands of And in a dark and danhish vault at home

There left me and my man, both bound together; fire; And ever as it blazed, they threw on him

Till gnawing with my teeth my bonds in sunder, Great pails of puddled mire to quench the hair:

I gain'd my freedom, and immediately My master preaches patience to him, while

Ran hither to your grace; whom I beseech His man with scissors nicks him like a fool:

To give ine ample satisfaction And, sure, unless you send some present help,

For these deep shames and great indignities. Between them they will kill the conjurer.

Ang. My lord, in truth, thus far, I witness with Adr. Peace, fool, thy master and his man are here; That he dined not at home, but was lock'd out.

him; And that is false thou dost report to us.

Duke. But had lie such a chain of thee, or, no? Serv. Mistress, upon my life, I tell you true; I have not breath'd almost since I did see it.

Ang. He had, my lord: and when he ran in here, He cries for you, and vows, if he can take you,

These people saw the chain about his neck.

Mer. Besides I will be sworn, these ears of mine To scorch your face, and to disfigure you.

(Cry within.

Heard you confess you had the chain of him,

After Hark, hark, I hear him, mistress; fly, begone.

you first forswore it on the mart. Duke. Come, stand by me, fear nothing: Guard And, thereupon, I drew my sword on you; with halberts.

And then you fled into this abbey here, Adr. Ah me, it is my husband! Witness you,

From whence, I think, you are come by miracle. That he is borne about invisible:

Ant. E. I never came within these abbey walls,

Nor ever didst thou draw thy sword on me :
Even now we hous'd him in the abbey here;
And now he's there, past thought of human reason.

I never saw the chain, so help me heaven !

And this is false you burden ine withal. Enter ANTIPHOLUS and DROMIO of Ephesus. Duke. Why, what an intricate impeach is this? Ant. E. Justice, most gracious duke, oh, grant I think, you all have drank of Circe's cup. me justice !

If here you hous'd him, here he would have been; Even for the service that long since I did thee, If he were mad, he would not plead so coldly: When I bestrid thee, in the wars, and took

You say he dined at home; the goldsmith here Deep scars to save thy life; even for the blood Denies that saying :-sirrah, what say you? That then I lost for thee, now grant me justice. Dro. E. Sir, he dined with her there, at the PorÆge. Unless 'he fear of death doth make me dote,

cupine. I see my son Antipholus, and Dromio.

Cour. He did; and from my finger snatch'd that Ant. E. Justice, sweet prince, against that wo

ring. man there.

Ant. E. Tis true, my liege, this ring I had of her. She whom thou gav'st to me to be my wife;

Duke. Saw'st thou bien enter at the abbey here? That hath abused and dishonor'd me

Cour. As sure, my liege, as I do see your grace. 9 Importunate. ai. e. To take measures. • Know. « Harlot was a term of reproach applied to cheats among Si. e. Successively, one after another.

men, as well as to wantons among women.


Duke. Why, this is strange :-Go call the abbess Duke. Why, here begins his morning story right;: hither;

These two Antipholus's, these two so like, I think you are all matcd, or stark mad.

And these two Dromnios, one in seinblance,

| Exit am Attendant. Besides ber urging of her wreck at sea,Ege. Most mighty duke, vouclisule me speak a These are the parents to these childien, word;

Which accidentally are met together. Haply I see a friend will save my life,

Antipholus, thou cam'st from Corinth first. And pay the sun that inay deliver me.

Art. S. No, sir, not l; came from Syracuse. Dike. Speak freely, Syracusan, what thou wilt. Duke. Stay, stand apart; I know not which is Ege. Is not your name, sir, called Antipholus?

Which. And is not that your bondinan Dromio ?

Ant. E. I came from Corinth, my most gracious Dro. E. Within this bour I was his bondman, sir,

lord. Bul he, I thank hiin, gnaw'd in two my cords ; Dro. E. And I with him. Now ain I Dromio, and his man, unbound.

Ant E. Brought to this town with that most Æge. I am sure, you both of you remember me.

famous warrior Dro. E. Ourselves we do remember, sir, by you ; Duke Menaphon, your most renowned uncle. For lately we were bound, as you are now.

Adr. Which of you two did dine with me toYou are not Pinch's patient, are you, sir? Æge. Why look you strange on me ? you know Ant. S. 1, gentle mistress. me well.


And are not you my husband ?
Ant. E. I never saw you in my life, till now. Ant. E. No, I say nay to that.
Æge. Oh! grief hath changed me since you saw Ant. S. And so do I, yet did she call me so;
me last;

And this fair gentlewoman, her sister here,
And careful hours, with Time's deformed hand Did call me brother:- What I told you then,
Have written strange defeatures' in my face : I hope, I shall bave leisure to make good;
But tell me yet, dust thou not know my voice ? If this be noi a dream, I see, and hear.
Ant. E. Neither.

Ang. That is the chain, sir, which you had of me. Æge.

Dromio, nor thou? Anl. s. I think it be, sir; I deny it not. Dro. E. No, trust me, sir, nor I.

Ant. E. And you, sir, for this chain, arrested me. Æge.

I am sure thou dost. Ang. I think I did, sir; I deny it not. Dro. E. Ay, sir? but I am sure I do not; and Alri I sent you woney, sir, to be your bail, whatsoever a man denies, you are now bound to By_Dromio; but I think he brought it not. believe bio.

Dro. E. No, none by me.
Æge. Not know my voice! O, time's extremity! A1.S. This purse of ducats I received from you,
Hast thou so crack'd and splitted iny poor tungue, / And Dromio my man did bring them me:
In seven short years, that here my only son

I see, we still did meet each other's man,
Knows not my feeble key of untuned cares? And I was ta'en for him, and he for me,
Though now this grained" face of mine be hid And thereupon these Errors are arose.
In sap-consuming winter's drizzled snow,

Ant. E. These ducats pawn I for my father here. And all the conduits of my blood froze up;

Duke. It shall not need, thy father hath his life. Yet hath my night of life some memory,

Cour. Sir, I must have that diamond from you. My wasting lamp some fading glimmer left,

Ant. E. There, take it; and much thanks for my My dull deaf ears a little use lo hear:

good cheer. All these old witnesses (I cannot err)

A55. Renowned duke, vouchsa fe to take the pains Tell me, thou art my son Antipholus.

To go with us into the abbey here, Ant. E. I never saw my father in my life.

and hear at large discoursed all our fortunes :Æse. But seven years since, in Syracusi, boy, And all that are assembled in this place, Thou know'st we parted: but, perhaps, my son, That by this syinpathized one day's error Thou sham'st to acknowledge me in my misery. Have suffer'd wrong, go, keep us company, Ant. E. The duke, and all that know me in the And we shall make full,

Twenty-five years have I but gone in travail Can witness with me that it is not so;

of you, my sons; nor, till this present hour, I ne'er saw Syracusa in my life.

My heavy burdens are delivered :Duke. I tell thee, Syracusan, twenty years The duke, my husband, and my children both, Have I been patron to Antipholus,

And you the calendars of their nativity, During which time he ne'er saw Syracusa:

Go to a gossip's feast, and go with me; I see thy age and dangers make thee dote.

After so long grief, such nativity. Enter the Abbess, with ANTIPAOLUS Syracusan,

Duhe. With all my heart, Ill gossip at this feast. and Duonio Syracusan.

(Exeunt Duke, Abbess, Ægton, Courtezan,

Merchant, ANGELO, and Attendants. 4bb. Most mighty duke, behold a man much Dro. S. Master, shall I fetch your stuff from wrong'd. [ All gather to see him.

ship-board ? Adr. I see two husbands, or mine eyes deceive Ant. E. Dromio, what stuff of mine hast thou

embarkid? Duke. One of these men is Genius to the other; Dro. S. Your goods that lay at host, sir, in the And sn of these: Which is the natural man,

And which the spirit? Who deciphers them! Ant. S. He speaks to me; I am your master,
Dro. S. I, sir, am Dromio; command him away.

Dro. E. I, sir, am Dromio; pray let me stay. Come, go with us: we'll look to that anon:
Ant. S. Ægeon, art thou noi ? or else bis ghost ? Embrace thy brother there, rejoice with him.
Dro. S. 0, my old master, who hath bound him

(Exeunt Asripuolus S. and E., ADR, here?

and Luc. Abb. Whoever bound him, I will loose his bonds, Dro. $. There is a fat friend at your master's And gain a husband by his liberty:

house. Speak, old Ægeon, if thou best the man

That kitchen'd me for you to-day at dinner; That hadst a wife once called Æmilia,

Sbe now shall be my sister, not my wife. That bore thee at a burden two fair sons:

Dro. E. Methinks you are my glass, and not my o, if thou be st the same Ægeon, speak,

brother: And speak unto the same milia!

I see by you, I am a sweet-faced youth. Æge. If I dream not, thou art Æmilia ;

Will you walk in to see their gossiping ? If thou art she, tell me where is that son

Drü. S. Not I, sir; you are my elder. That toated with thee on the fatal raft?

Dro. E. That's a question : how shall we try it? Abb. By men ot' Epidamnum, he and I,

Dro. s. We will draw cuts for the senior: till And the twin Dromio, all were taken up;

then, lead thou first. But, by and by, rude fishermen of Corinth

Dro. E. Nay, then thus : By force took Dronio and my son from them, We came into the world, like brother and brother. And me they left with those of Epidamnum: And now let's go hand in hand, not one before What then became of them I cannot tell;


(Exeunt. I, to this fortune that you see me in.

9 The morning story is what Ægeon tells the Duke in Alteration of features. • Furrowed, lined. the first scene of this play.






DUNCAN, King of Scotland.

Young SIWARN, his Son.
} his Sons.

SEYTON, an Officer attending on Macbeth.

Son to Macduit.
Generals of the King's Army.

An English Doctor, A Scotch Dortor.

A Solidier. A Porier. An old Mun. MACDUFF,


LADY MACDUFF. Rosse, Noblemen of Scotland.

Gentlewoman atten/ling on Lady Macbeth.

HECATE, and three Witches.

Lords, Gentlemen, Oficers, Soldiers, Murlerers, FLEANCE, Son to BANQUO,

Attendunts, and Messengers. SIWARD, Earl of Northumberland, General of the The Ghost of Banquo, und sereral other AppariEnglish Forces.

tions. SCENE, in the End of the Fourth Act, lies in England; through the rest of the Play, in Scotland;

and, chiefly, at Macbeth's Casile.



SCENE I.-- An upen Place.

Dun. () valiant consin! worthy gentleman!

Sold. As whence the sun 'rins his retection, Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches.

Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break; 1 Witch. When shall we three meet again, So trom that spring, whence comfort seem'd to In thunder, lightning, or in rain ?

come, 2 Witch. When the hurlyburly's' done,

Discomfort swells. Mark, king of Scotland, mark: When the battle's lost and won.

No sooner justice had, with valor arm’d, 3 Witch. That will be ere set of sun.

Compell’d these shipping Kernes to trust their heels; 1 Witch. Where the place.

But the Norweyan lord, surveying vantage, 2 Witch.

Upon the heath: With furbish'd arms, and new supplies of men, 3 Witch. There to meet with Macbeth.

Began a fresh assault. 1 Witch. I come, Graymalkin!


Dismay'd not this All. Paddock calls :- Anon.

Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo? Fair is foul, and foul is fair:

Sold. Hover through the fog and filthy air.

As sparrows, eagles; or the hare, the lion. [Witches vanish. If I say sooth,» I must report they were

As cannons overcharged with double cracks; SCENE II.-4 Camp near Forres.

So they Alarum within. Enter King Dorcan, Malcolm. Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds,

Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe:
DON ALBAIN, LENOx, with Attendants, mecting Or memorize another Golgotha,
a bleeding Soldier.

I cannot tell:
Dun. What bloody man is that? He can report, But I am faint, my gashes cry for help.
As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt

Dun. So well thy words' become thee, as thy The newest state.

wounds; Mal. This is the sergeant,

They smack of honor both:-Go, get him surgeons. Who, like a good and hardy soldier, fought

[Exil Soldier, ultended. 'Gainst my captivity :-Hail, brave friend! Say to the king the knowledge of the broil,

Enter Rosse.
As thou didst leave it.

Who comes here?
Doubtfully it stood;


The worthy thane of Rosse. As two spent swimmers, that do cling together, Len. What a haste looks through his eyes! So And choke their art. The merciless Macdonwald

should he look, (Worthy to be a rebel; for, to that,

That seems to speak things strange. The multiplying villanies of nature


God save the king; Do swarm upon him) from the western isles

Dun. Whence cam'st thou, worthy thane? Of Kernes and Gallowglasses was supplied ;?


From Fife, great king, And fortune on his damned quarrel smiling, Where the Norweyan banners tlout the sky, Show'd like a rebel's 'whore: But all's too weak: And fan our people cold. For brave Macbeth, (well he deserves that name,) Norway hiinself, with terrible numbers, Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel, Assisted by that most disloyal traitor Which smok'd with bloody execution,

The thane of Cawdor, 'gan a dismal conflict : Like valor's minion,

Till that Bellona's bridegroom. lapp'd in proof,
Carv'd out his passage, till he faced the slave; Confronted him with self-comparisons,
And ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him, Point against point rebellious, arm 'gainst arm,

Till he unseam'd him from the nave to the chaps, Curbing his lavish spirit: And, to conclude,
And fix'd his head upon our battlements.

The victory fell on us;1 Tumult.

• Shakspeare means Mars. ai. e. Supplied with light and heavy armed troops. • Defended by armor of proof.

3 Truth.


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