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Lut if that I am I, then well I know,

Jis the a wondrous fat marriage. . Your Weeping fifter is no wife of mine,

S. Ang. How doit thou mean, a fat marriage? Ver to her bed no homage do I owe;

S. Dro. Marry, fir, fhe's the kitchen-wench, and For more, far more, to you do I decline. all grease; and I know not what use to put her to, 0, train me not, sweet mermaid , with thy note, but to make a lamp of her, and run from her by

To drown me in thy sitter's flood of tears ; Ther own light. I warrant, her rags, and the tallove Sose fyren, for thyself, and I will dote : in them, will burn a Poland winter: if the lives till

Spread o'er the filver waves thy golden hairs, doomsday, the 'll burn a week longer than the And as a bed rll take thee, and there lie; whole world. And, in that glorious fuppofition, think

S. Ant. What complexion is the of?
He gains by death, that hath such means to die :- S. Dro. Swart, like my thoe, but her face nothing

La love, being light, be drowned if he fink! I like so clean kept: For why, the sweats, a man
La, Whit, are you mad, that you do reafon fo:may go over shoes in the grime of it.
S. att. Not mad, but mated 2 ; how, I do not S. Ani. That's a fault that water will mend.

S. Dro. No, sir, 'tis in grain; Noah's flood could
Lä. It is a fault that springeth from your cye. not do it.
S... For gazing on your beams, fair fun, S. Ant. What's her name?
being by.

S. Dro. Nell, fır ;---but her name and three L. Gaze where you should, and that will clear quarters (that is, an ell and three quarters,) will your light.

not measure her from hip to hip. S. A. As good to wink, sweet love, as look S. Ant. Then the bears fome breadth? on night.

S. Dro. No longer from head to foot, than from L. Why call you me, love? call my fifter so. hip to hip; she is spherical, like a globe; I could S. 4. Thy fifter's sifter.

find out countries in her. L. That's my fifter.

S. Ant. In what part of her body stands Ireland ? S . No;

S. Dro. Marry, fir, in her buttocks; I found it I stay felf, mide own self's better part; out by the bogs.

pe ce's clear eve, my dear heart's dearer heart: S. Ant. Where Scotland? Mix food, my fortune, and my sweet hope's aim, S. Dro. I found it by the barrenness; hard, in My Ive earth's heaven, and my heaven's claim. the palm of the hand. L. All this my fiter is, or else should be. S. Ant. Where France?

t. Call chyself filter, sweet, for I mean thee: | S. Dro. In her forehead; arm'd and reverted, Thee wa I love, and with thee lead my life: making war against her hair 3. Tout no husband yet, nor I no wife:

S. Ant. Where England 2 Give me thy hand.

S. Dro. I look'd for the chalky cliffs, but I could 1 . Oli, foft, fir, hold you still;

find no whiteness in them: but I guess, it ftood in Setch my fifter, to get her good-will. [Exit Luc. her chin, by the salt rheum that ran between France Enter Dromio of Syracuje.

and it. S. Áu. Why, how now, Dromiowhere run'ft S. Ant. Where Spain? duo io fatt?

I S. Dro. Faith, I saw it not; but I felt it, hot in S. Dro. Do you know me, fir? am I Dromio? her breath. * I your man? am I myself?

S. Gint. Where America, the Indies? S. sa, Thou art Dromio, thou art my man, thou S. Dro. Oh, sir, upon her nose, all o'er embelthidí.

(lith'd with rubies, carbuncles, fapphires, declining S. Ds. I am an afs, I am a woman's man, and their rich aspect to the hot breath of Spain ; wha berio myself.

rent whole armadues of carracks to be ballafted at S. A. What woman's man and how besides her nose. Def?

S. Ant. Where stood Belgia, the Netherlands? 3. Dra. Marry, sir, besides myself, I am due to al S. Dro. Oh, fir, I did not look folow. To consama, we that claims me, one that haunts me, clude, this drudge, or diviner, laid claim to me; ve that will have me.

callid me Dromio; fwore, I was assurd 4 to her ; I. de. What claim lays the to thee?

(told me what privy marks I had about me, as the S. Drs. Marry, sir, such a claim as you would lay mark of my shoulder, the mole in my neck, the Dovou konse; and she would have me as a beaft: great wart on my left arm, that I, amaz'd, ran

thut, I being a beart, she would have me; but from her as a witch: And, I think, if my breast the, being a very beastly creature, lays claim had not been made of faith, and iny heart of steel,

the had transform'd me to a curtail-clog, and made det. What is the

me turn i' the wheel. LD.. A very reverend body; ay, such a one as S. Ant. Go, hie thee presently, post to the road; i duy not fpeak of, without he say, fir-reve- And if the wind blow any way from shore, rele: I have but lean luck in the match, and yet I will not harbour in this town to-night.

: That is, sweet fyren. ? That is, confounded. 3 This alludes to her having the French disease. • That is, athanced to her.

If any bark put forth; come to the mart,

S. Ant. What is your will, that I fall do with tliis Where I will walk, till thou return to me.

Ang. What please yourself, fir; I have made it If every one know us, and we know none,

for you. Tis time, I think, to trudge, pack, and be gone. S. Ant. Made it for me, fır! I bespoke it not.

S. Dro. As from a bear a man would run for life, Ang. Not once, nor twice, but twenty times So fly I from her that would be my wife. (Exit.

you have : S. Ant. There's none but witches do inhabit here; Go home with it, and please your wife withal; And therefore 'tis high time that I were hence. And foon at supper-time I'll visit you, She, that doth call me husband, even my soul And then receive my money for the chain. Doth for a wife abhor : but her fair sister,

S. Ant. I pray you, sir, receive the money now, Poffess'd with such a gentle sovereigni grace, For fear you ne'er fee chain, nor money more. Of such inchanting presence and discourse,

Ang. You are a merry man, fir ; fare you Hath almost made me traitor to myself :


[Exis. But, lest myself be guilty of self-wrong, Į S. Ant. What I should think of this, I cannot I'll stop mine ears againīt the mermaid's song.

tell : Enter Angelo with a chain.

But this I think, there's no man is so vain, Ang. Master Antipholis?

That would refuse fo fair an offer'd chain. S. Ant. Ay, that's my name.

I see, a man here needs not live by shifts, Ang. I know it well, sir : Lo, here is the chain; When in the treets he meets such golden gifts. I thought to have ta'en you at the Porcupine : I'll to the mart, and there for Dromio stay ; The chain unfinish'd made me stay thus long. If any fhip put out, then itrait away. (Exit.


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1 Ang. Saving your merry humour, here's the nore, The Sorcei.

How much your chain weighs to the utmost carrat;

| The fineness of the gold, and chargefal fathion; Enter a Mercbakı, Angelo, and an Oficer.

Which do amount to three odd ducats more
Mer. Y ou know, since pentecost the sum is Than I stand debted to this gentleman :
L due,

|I pray you see him presently discharga,
And since I have not much importun'd you; . For he is bound to rea, and stays but for it.
Nor now I had not, but that I am bound

| E. Ant. I am not furnish'd with the present money; to Persia, and want gilders à for my voyage : Befides, I have some business in the town : Therefore make present satisfaction,

Good signior, take the stranger to my house,
Or I'll attach you by this officer.

And with you take the chain, and bid my wife
Ang. Even just the Tum, that I do owe to you, Difurse the sum on the receipt thereof;
Is growing 2 to me by Antipholis:

Perchance, I will be there as foon as you." [self? And, in the instant that I met with you,

Ang. Then you will bring the chain to her yourHe had of me a chain; at five o'clock,

E. Ant. No; bear it with you, left I come not I shall receive the money for the same :

time enough. Please you but walk with me down to his house, I Ang. Well, fir, I will: Have you the chain I will discharge my bond, and thank you too. about you? Enter Antipholis of Ephesus, and Dromio of Ephesus, E. Ani. An if I have not, sir, I hope you have; as from the Courtezan's.

Or else you may return without your money. on. That labour you may save ; see where he Ang. Nay, come, I pray you, fir, give me the comes.

(thou Both wind and tide tags for this gentleman, [chain ; E. Ant. While I go to the goldfinith's houie, go And I, to blame, have held him here too long. And buy a rope's end ; that will I bestowy:

E. Ant. Good lord, you use this dalliance, to excure Among my wife and her confederates,

Your breach of promisc to the Porcupine: For locking me out of my doors by day.-- I thould have cbid you for not bringing it, But soft, I see the goldsmith get thee gone; But, like a shrew, you firít begin to brawl. Buy thou a rope, and bring it home to me.

Mer. The hour ficals on; I pray you, fir, dispatch. E. Dro. I buy a thousand pound a year! I buy Ang. You hear, how he importunes me; the a rope!

Exi: Dromio,

chain E. Ant. A man is well holp up, that trusts to you :) E. An:. Why, give it to my wife, and fetch your I promised your presence, and the chain ;

money. But neither chain, nor goldsmith, came to me: Ang. Come, come, you know, I gave it you even Belike, you thought our love would last too long,

now; If it were chain'd together; and therefore came not. Either send the chain, or send me by some token.

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E. A. Fie, now you run this humour out of She is too big, I hope, for me to compass. breath!

Thither I must, although against my will, Come, where's the chain? I pray you, let me see it. For servants must their master's minds fulfil. (Exit. Mer. My business cannot brook this dalliance: 1

s'c E N E 11. Good fir, fay, whe'r you'll answer me, or no; If not, I'll leave him to the officer.

Im The boufe of Antipbolis of Epbefus. . E. Act. I answer you! why should I answer you?

Enter Adriana and Luciana. Az. The money, that you owe me for the chain. Adr. Ah, Luciana, did he tempt thee fo? E. d. I owe you none, till I receive the chain. Might'ft thou perceive austerely in his eye ting. You know, I gave it you half an hour since. That he did plead in earnest, yea or not fi E. Ant. You gave me none; you wrong me much Look'd he or red, or pale; or sad, or merrily? to say ro.

What observation mad'ft thou in this case, Ap. You wrong me more, sir, in denying it: Of his heart's meteors tilting in his face 2 Consider, how it stands upon my credit.

Luc. First he deny'd you had in him no right. Mr. Well, officer, arreft him at my suit. | Adr. He meant, he did me none; the more my 09. I do;

..! Spight. 1, And charge you in the duke's name to obey me. Luc. Then swore he, that he was a stranger here. Ang. This couches me in reputation :

Adr. And true he swore, though yet forsworn he Either consent to pay the sum for me,

Luc. Then pleaded I for you

(were. Or I attach you by this officer.

Adr. And what faid he E. Ari. Consent to pay for that I never had! Luc. That love I begg'd for you, he begg'd of me. Arreft me, foolith fellow, if thou dar'ft.

Adr. With what persuasion did he tempt thy love? Ang. Here is thy fee; arrest him, officer; Luc. With words, that in an honest suit might I would not spare my brother in this cafe, .

move. If he should scorn me fo apparently.

First, he did praise my beauty; then my speech. Of. I do arrest you, fir; you hear the suit. | Adr. Did'st speak him fairs

E. Art. I do obey thee, till I give thee bail : Luc. Have patience, I beseech. But, firrah, you shall buy this sport as dear

Adr. I cannot, nor I will not, hold me still; As all the metal in your shop will answer. My tongue, though not my heart, shall have its will

Ang. Sr, fir, I shall have law in Ephesus,' He is deformed, crooked, old and sere 3, To your notorious shame, I doubt it not.

Ill-fac'd, worse-body'd, thapeless every-where; Enter Dromio of Syracuse, from the Bay. Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind; S. Dre Mafter, there is a bark of Epidamnum, Stigmatical in making 4, worse in mind." That stays but till her owner comes aboard,

Luc. Who would be jealous then of such a one? Then, fir, the bears away: our fraughtage, fir, No evil loft is wail'd when it is gone. " I have ceavey'd aboard; and I have bought | Adr. Ah! but I think him better than I say, The oil, the balsamum, and aqua-vitæ.

And yet, would herein others' eyes were worse: The ship is in her trim; the merry wind

Far from her nest the lapwing cries away : [curse. Blous fair from land: they stay for nought at all, My heart prays for him, though my tongue do Eut for their owner, master, and yourself..

Enter Dromio. of Syracuse. E. Ant. How now! a madman! why, thou . S. Dro. Here, go; the desk, che purse; sweet peevith Theep,

now, make halte. What ship of Epidamnum stays for me?

Luc. How, halt thou loft hy breath? S. Dro. A ship you sent me to, to hire waftage. S. Dro. By running fast.

E. Ant. Thou drunken Lave, I sent thee for a rope ;- Adr. Where is thy inalter, Dromio? is he well ? And told thee to what purpose, and what end. S. Dro. No, he's in Tartar limbo, worse than hell:

S. Dro. You sent me for a rope's-end as soon: A devil in an everlasting - garment hath him, You fent me to the bay, fir, for a bark.

One, whose hard heart is button'd up with steels E. Art. I will debate this matter at more leisure, A fiend, a fairy, pitilefs and rough; And teach your ears to lift me with more heed. A wolf, nay, worie, a fellow all in buff; [termands To Adriana, villain, hie thee strait;

A back-friend, a shoulder-clapper, one that counGive her this key, and tell her, in the desk The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands; That's cover'd o'er with Turkish tapettry, A hound that runs counter, and yet draws dry-foot There is a purse of ducats; let her send it;

well; Td her, I am arrested in the Itreet,

One that, before the judgment, carries poor souls Asd that ihall bail me: hie thee, slave, begone:

to hell 6. On, officer, to prison, till it come. [Exeunt. Adr. Why, man, what is the matter ?

S. Dro. To Adriana! that is where we din'd, I S. Dro. I do not know the matter; he is 'rested Where Dowsabel did claim me for her husband:

on the case.

1 Th.: is, filly. 2 Alluding to those meteors in the sky, which have the appearance of lincs darmies meeting in the shock. 3 That is, dry, withered. 4 That is, branded or marked with free token of infamy. 5 A quibble on everlasting, which is the name of a kind of durable stuff. . That is, a dungeon, for which hell was the cant term.

Sür. What, is he arrested? tell me, at whose suit. S. Ant. I understand thee not.

3. Dro. I know not at whose suic he is ar- S. Dro. No? why, it is a plain cale: he that went .. rested, well;. '. :

like a bass-viol, in a case of leather; the man, fir, But he's in a suit of buff, which 'rested him, that I that, when gentlemen are tired, gives them a fub, can tell :

and 'refts them; he, fire that takes pity on decayed Will you send him, mistress, redemption, the money men, and gives 'em suits of Jurance; he that iets in his derk e so

up his reft to do more exploits with his mace, whan Adr. Go fetch it, fufter. This I wonder at, la morris-pike 2,

minim venia [Exit Luciana. S. Ant. What I thou mean't an officer : That he, unknown to me, should be in debt! . S. Dro. Ay, far, the serjeant of the band , he, that Tell me, was he arrested on a band's

brings any man to answer it, that breaks his bànda S. Dro. Not on a band, but on a Itronger thing; one that thinks a man always going to bed, and faith, A chain, a chain; do you not hear it ring? God give you good reft! Adr. What, the chain?.

[gone. S. Ant. Weți, sir, there reft in your foolery: Is i S. Dro. No, no; the bell: 'tis time that I were - there

It was two ere I left him, and now the clock strikes Any ships puts forth to-night? may we be gone? i one. . .':

1. S. Dro. Why, fir, I brought you word an hour L'Adr. The hours come back! that I did never hear. lince, that the bark Expedition put forth to-night ; : 19-S. Dro. O yes, if any hour meet a serjeant, a'turns and then were you hindered by the Terjeant, to tarry back for very fear.

for the hoy, Delay: Here are the angels that you 9:01 Adr. As if time were in debt! how fondly doft sent for, to deliver you. ig,, thou 'reason?

S. Art. The fellow is distract, and so am I;' 2015. Dro. Time is a very bankrout, and owes more And here we wander, in illusions : "* than he's worth, to fearon.

Some blessed power deliver us from hence I'. Nay, he's a thieftoo: Have you not heard men say,

Enter a Courteman. That Time comes stealing on by night and day ? Cour. Well met, well met, master Antipholis. If Time be in debt, and theft, and a ferjeant in see, fir, you have found the goldsmich naar: ;" the way, "

Is that the chain, you promis'ů me to-day? (nor ! .!! Hath he not reason to turn back an hour in a day? | S. Ant. Satan, avoid ! I charge thee, tempt me Enter. Laciana.

S. Dro. Master, is this mistress Satan?
Adr. Go, Dromio; there's the money, hear it S. Ant. It is the devil.
:* ftrait ;

1 S. Dro. Nay, the is worse, she's the devil's dami And bring thy master home immediately.-- and here the comes in the habit of a light wench: Gome, fifter: d am prefs'd down with conceit; and therefore comes, that the wenches fay, God

Conceit, my comfort, and my injury. (Excunt. damn me, that's as much as to say, God make me a **

I ligbe wencb. It is written, they appear to men like shaw S CE N E III.

angels of light : light is an effect of fire, and fire op . Tbe Street.

will burn; ergo, light wenches will burn : Come : Enter Antipbolis of Syracuse.

not near her. S. Ant. There's not a man í meet, but doth salute Cour. Your man and you are marvellous merry, lir. As if I were their well-acqnainted friend; mc Will you go with me? we'll mendour dinner here. And every one doth call me by my name. 1 S. Dro. Master, if you do expect spoon-meat, Some tender money to me, some invite me; or 3 bespeak a long spoon. Some other give me thanks for kindnelles; - S. Ani.. Why, Dromio? Some offer me commodities to buy:

1 S. Dro. Marry, he mult have a long spoon, that Even now a taylor call'd me in his thop,

must eat with the devil.

[supping? And fhow'd me filks that he had bought 'or me, S. sini. Avoid then, fiend! what tell'At thou me of And, therewithal, took measure of my body. Thou art, as you are all, a sorcerels : Sure, there are but imaginary wiles,

I conjure thee to leave me, and be gone. And Lapland forcerers inhabit here.

Cour. Give me the ring of mine you had at dinner, Enter Dromio of Syracuse.

Or, for my diamond, the chain you promisdi S. Dro. Master, here's the void you sent me for: And I'll be gone, sir, and not trouble you. What, bave you got the picture of old Adam new S. Dro. Some devils.

| Ask but the paring of one's nail, a ruth, S. Ant. What gold is this? What Adam dost thou A hair, a drop of blood, a pin, a nut, mean?

A cherry-Itone ; but the, more cuvetuus, S. Dro. Not that Adam, that kept the paradise, Would have a chain. but that Adam, that keeps the prison; he that goes Master, be wise; an’ if you give it her, in the calves-skin that was killid for the prodigal; The devil willfhake her chain, and fright us with it

he that came behind you, fir, like an evil angel, and Cour. I pray you, sir, my ring, or else the chain, ** bid you forsake your liberty.

I hope, you do not mean to cheat me so? " A bond, i. e. an obligatory writing to pay a sum of money, was anciently spelt band. A band is likewise a neckcloth. Ori this circumstance, we believe, the humour of the passage turns. ? A morris. pike was a pike used in a mortis or military dancs, and is mentioned by our old writers as a for. midable weapon. 3 Or here mcans before.

S. Anta


Šu. Avannt, thou witéh! Comie, Dromio, com'd home with it, when I retum: nay, I be:r let us go

..! on it on my thoulders, as a beggar wont her brat ; $. Dra. Fly pride, says the peacock Miftress, and, I think; when he hath lam'd me, I shall beg

that you know. (E.ec. Ant. and Dro. with it from door to door. Csar. Now, out of doubt, Antipholis is mad, Enter. Adriana, Luciana, and the Courtezan, with a Ese would he never fo demean himself : " * fit sebuolmafter called Pincb, and of bers. A ring he hath of mine worth forty'ducats,

E. int. Come, go along, my wife is coming And for the same he promis'd me a chain ; ; Ii . yonder. . Both one, and other, he denies me now.?

E. Dro. Mistrefs, refpice finem, respect your end; The reason that I gather he is mad, .

or rather the prophecy, like the parrot, Bewart (Beides this present instance of his rage)

be rope's-end. . is a mad tale, he told to-day at dinner, .' | E. Ant. Wilt thou still talk? [Beats Dro. Of his own doors being shut against his entrance. Cour. How say you now is not your husband Belike, bis wife, acquainted with his fits,

Adr. His incivility confirms no lesso m ad?
De purpose shut the doors against lais way. '. Good doctor Pinch, you are a conjurer;
My way is now, co hie home to his house, Establish him in his true sense again,
And tell his wife, that, being lanáticos And I will please you what you will demand.
He ruil'd into my house, and took perforce in Luc. Alas, how fiery and how sharp he looks !
My ring away: This course I fifceft chufes Cour. Mark, how he trembles in his ecitacy!
For furty ducalts is too much to lofená (Exit Pinch. Give me your hand, and let me feel your




pulse, ".




E. Ant. There is my hand, and let it feel your ear. The Street.

Pinch. I charge thee, Sathan, hous'd within this Este Antipbalis of Epbesus, with a Fuilor. - To yield poilellion to my holy prayers, (man, E. Art. Fear me not, man, I will not break away; And to thy state of darkness hie thee ftrait ; Til give thee, ere I leave thee, so much money I conjure thee by all the saints in heaven., [mad. To waTant thee, as I am 'rested for:

E. Ant. Peace, doting wizard, peace , I am not My wife is in a wayward mood to-day';

Adr. Oh, that thou wert not, poor diftrefled soul ! And will not lightly trust the messenger,..' in E. Ant. You minion, you, are these your cusThat I should be attach'd in Ephesus :' "!! (Did this companion with the saffron face (corners! I tell you, 'twill sound harshly in her ears. (Revel and feast it at my house to-day,

Exto Dramaio of Epbelus, with a rope's-endo: Whilft upon me the guilty doors were fhut, Here comes my man; I think, he brings the money. And I deny'd to enter in my house? How now, fir ? have you that I sent you for? | Ad. Oh, husband, God doch know, you din'd E. Drs. Here's that, I warrant you, will pay them

at home, E. id. But where's the money

[an. Where would you had remain'd until this time, E. Drs. Why, sir, I gave the money for the rope. Free from these Nanders, and this open shame! · E. Ad. Five hundred ducats, villain, for a rope ? E. Ant. Din'd I at home? Thou villain, what . E. Dra. I'll serve you, fir, five hundred at the rate. In fay'st thou

shome. E. A.:. Towhat end did I bid thee hie the home? . E. Dre Sir, footh to say, you did not dine at · E. Dro. To a rope's-end, fir; and to that end E. Ant. Were not my doors lock'd up, and I en I retum'd

Shut out ?

• (thut out. • £. dsi. And to that end, fir, I will welcome you. E. Dro. Perdy, your doors were lock'd, and you

E. Ant. And did not The herself revile me there? 09. Good fir, be patient.

E. Dro. Sans fable, the herself revild you there. E. Dro. Nay, 'tis for me to be patient ; I am in/ E. Ant. Did not frer kitchen-maid rail, taunt, adrerity.

and scorn me? Off. Good now, hold thy tongue. ,

E. Dro. Certes", she did ; the kitchen-vestal E. Dro. Nay, rather persuade him to hold his o scorn'd you.

E. Ant. And did not I in rage depart from thence? E. Ant. Thou whoreson, senseless villain !. E. Dro. In verity you did ; my bones bearwitness,

E Dra. I would I were senseless, fir, shat Is That fince have felt the vigour of his rage. might not feel your blows.

Adr. Is 't good to sooth him in these contraries ? E. An. Thou art fenfible in nothing but blows, Pinch. It is no Thame; the fellow finds his vein, ad fo is afs.

And, yielding to him, humours well his frenzy. E. Dre. I am an ass, indeed : you may prove it, E. An:. Thouhaitsuborn'd the goldsmith to arrest by my long ears. I have ferv'd him from the hour Adr. Alas, I sent you money to redeem you, (me. or may nativity to this instant, and have nothing at By Drommo here, who came in haste for it. [might, Es hands for my service, but blows: when I am E. Dro. Money by me? Heart and good-will you ook, be heats me with beating ; when I'am warm, But, surely, master, not a rag of money. [ducats? Iz cools me with beating ; I am wak'd with it, E. Ant. Went'ft not thou to her for a purse of when I Neep; rais'd with it, when I fit ; driven Adr. He came to me, and I deliver'd it. Z of doors with it, when I go from home; wel Luc. And I ain witness with her, that she did. 1 That is, certainly. Obrclete

E. Dro.

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