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Against the laws and statutes of this town,
Ang. See, where they come; we will behold his death.
Luc. Kneel to the duke, before he pass the abbey. Enter DUKE attended; ÆGEON bare-headed; with the Headsman and other Officers.
Duke. Yet once again proclaim it publicly,
Adr. Justice, most sacred duke, against the abbess!
Whom I made lord of me and all I had,
By rushing in their houses, bearing thenco
Enter a Servant.
Serv. O mistress, mistress, shift and save yourself! My master and his man are both broke loose, Beaten the maids a-row, and bound the doctor, Whose beard they have singed off with brands of fire;
And ever as it blazed, they threw on him
Great pails of puddled mire to quench the hair:
Serv. Mistress, upon my life, I tell you true;
Cry within. Hark, hark, I hear him, mistress; fly, begone. Duke. Come, stand by me, fear nothing: Guard
Adr. Ah me, it is my husband!
Even for the service that long since I did thee,
Ant. E. Justice, sweet prince, against that woman there.
She whom thou gav'st to me to be my wife;
Importunate. ai. e. To take measures.
5 i. e. Successively, one after another.
To-day did dine together: so befall my soul,
Luc. Ne'er may I look on day, nor sleep on night,
Ant. E. My liege, I ami advised what I say;
I did obey; and sent my peasant home
To go in person with me to my house.
My wife, her sister, and a rabble more
A mere anatomy, a mountebank,
A thread bare juggler, and a fortune-teller;
For these deep shames and great indignities.
Duke. But had he such a chain of thee, or, no? Ang. He had, my lord: and when he ran in here, These people saw the chain about his neck.
Mer. Besides I will be sworn, these ears of mine Heard you confess you had the chain of him, After you first forswore it on the mart. And, thereupon, I drew my sword on you; And then you fled into this abbey here, From whence, I think, you are come by miracle. Ant. E. I never came within these abbey walls, Nor ever didst thou draw thy sword on me: I never saw the chain, so help me heaven! And this is false you burden ine withal.
Duke. Why, what an intricate impeach is this? I think, you all have drank of Circe's cup. If here you hous'd him, here he would have been; If he were mad, he would not plead so coldly:You say he dined at home; the goldsmith here Denies that saying:-Sirrah, what say you?
Dro. E. Sir, he dined with her there, at the Por
Cour. He did; and from my finger snatch'd that ring.
Ant. E. Tis true, my liege, this ring I had of her. Duke. Saw'st thou him enter at the abbey here? Cour. As sure, my liege, as I do see your grace. Harlot was a term of reproach applied to cheats among men, as well as to wantons among women.
Duke. Why, this is strange :-Go call the abbess hither;
I think you are all mated, or stark mad.
Exit an Attendant. Ege. Most mighty duke, vouchsafe me speak a word;
Haply I see a friend will save my life,
Duke. Speak freely, Syracusan, what thou wilt. Ege. Is not your name, sir, called Antipholus? And is not that your bondman Dromio?
Dro. E. Within this hour I was his bondman, sir, But he, I thank him, gnaw'd in two my cords; Now am I Dromio, and his man, unbound.
Ege. I am sure, you both of you remember me. Dro. E. Ourselves we do remember, sir, by you; For lately we were bound, as you are now. You are not Pinch's patient, are you, sir?
Ege. Why look you strange on me? you know me well.
Ant. E. I never saw you in my life, till now. Ege. Oh! grief hath changed me since you saw me last;
And careful hours, with Time's deformed hand
Dromio, nor thou?
Dro. E. No, trust me, sir, nor I.
I am sure thou dost. Dro. E. Ay, sir? but I am sure I do not; and whatsoever a man denies, you are now bound to believe him.
Ege. Not know my voice! O, time's extremity! Hast thou so crack'd and splitted my poor tongue, In seven short years, that here my only son Knows not my feeble key of untuned cares? Though now this grained face of mine be hid In sap-consuming winter's drizzled snow, And all the conduits of my blood froze up; Yet hath my night of life some memory, My wasting lamp some fading glimmer left, My dull deaf ears a little use to hear: All these old witnesses (I cannot err) Tell me, thou art my son Antipholus.
Ant. E. I never saw my father in my life.
Can witness with me that it is not so;
Duke. I tell thee, Syracusan, twenty years
Enter the Abbess, with ANTIPHOLUS Syracusan, and DROMIO Syracusan.
Abb. Most mighty duke, behold a man much wrong'd. [All gather to see him. Adr. I see two husbands, or mine eyes deceive
Duke. One of these men is Genius to the other;
Dro. S. I, sir, am Dromio; command him away.
Abb. Whoever bound him, I will loose his bonds,
Ege. If I dream not, thou art Æmilia;
Abb. By men of Epidamnum, he and I,
Duke. Why, here begins his morning story right; These two Antipholus's, these two so like, And these two Dromios, one in semblance,Besides her urging of her wreck at sea,— These are the parents to these children, Which accidentally are met together. Antipholus, thou cam'st from Corinth first. Ant. S. No, sir, not I; I came from Syracuse. Duke. Stay, stand apart; I know not which is which.
Ant. E. I came from Corinth, my most gracious lord.
Dro. E. And I with him.
Ant E. Brought to this town with that most famous warrior
Duke Menaphon, your most renowned uncle.
Ant. S. I, gentle mistress.
And are not you my husband? Ant. E. No, I say nay to that.
Ant. S. And so do I, yet did she call me so;
Ang. That is the chain, sir, which you had of me.
Ant. S. This purse of ducats I received from you, And Dromio my man did bring them me: I see, we still did meet each other's man, And I was ta'en for him, and he for me, And thereupon these Errors are arose.
Ant. E. These ducats pawn I for my father here. Duke. It shall not need, thy father hath his life. Cour. Sir, I must have that diamond from you. Ant. E. There, take it; and much thanks for my good cheer.
Abb. Renowned duke, vouchsafe to take the pains To go with us into the abbey here, And hear at large discoursed all our fortunes :And all that are assembled in this place, That by this sympathized one day's error Have suffer'd wrong, go, keep us company, And we shall make full satisfaction.Twenty-five years have I but gone in travail Of you, my sons; nor, till this present hour, My heavy burdens are delivered:The duke, my husband, and my children both, And you the calendars of their nativity, Go to a gossip's feast, and go with me; After so long grief, such nativity. Duke. With all my heart, I'll gossip at this feast. [Exeunt Duke, Abbess, ÆGEON, Courtezan, Merchant, ANGELO, and Attendants. Dro. S. Master, shall I fetch your stuff from ship-board?
Ant. E. Dromio, what stuff of mine hast thou embark'd?
Dro. S. Your goods that lay at host, sir, in the
Dro. S. There is a fat friend at your master's house.
That kitchen'd me for you to-day at dinner;
I see by you, I am a sweet-faced youth.
Will you walk in to see their gossiping?
Dro. E. That's a question: how shall we try it? Dro. S. We will draw cuts for the senior: till then, lead thou first.
Dro. E. Nay, then thus:
We came into the world, like brother and brother. And now let's go hand in hand, not one before [Exeunt.
The morning story is what Egeon tells the Duke in the first scene of this play.
FLEANCE, Son to BANQUO,
A Scotch Doctor.
An old Mun.
Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth.
HECATE, and three Witches.
Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murderers,
Attendants, and Messengers.
Earl of Northumberland, General of the The Ghost of Banquo, and several other Appari-
SCENE, in the End of the Fourth Act, lies in England; through the rest of the Play, in Scotland; and, chiefly, at Macbeth's Castle.
SCENE II-A Camp near Forres. Alarum within. Enter KING DUNCAN, MALCOLM. DONALBAIN, LENOX, with Attendants, meeting a bleeding Soldier.
Dun. What bloody man is that? He can report,
The multiplying villanies of nature
Cary'd out his passage, till he faced the slave;
a. e. Supplied with light and heavy armed troops.
Dun. O valiant cousin! worthy gentleman! Sold. As whence the sun 'gins his reflection, Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break; So from that spring, whence comfort seem'd to
Discomfort swells. Mark, king of Scotland, mark:
Dismay'd not this Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo? Sold.
As sparrows, eagles; or the hare, the lion.
Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds,
I cannot tell:
That seems to speak things strange.
Where the Norweyan banners flout the sky,
Norway himself, with terrible numbers,