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The shipwreck of ÆGEON and ÆMILIA.

ÆGE. My wife, more careful for the latter-born, Had fasten’d him unto a small spare mast, Such as seafaring men provide for storms: To him one of the other twins was bound, Whilst I had been like heedful of the other. The children thus disposed, my wife and I, Fixing our eyes on whom our care was fix’d, Fasten'd ourselves at either end the mast; And floating straight, obedient to the stream, Were carried towards Corinth, as we thought.

We were encounter'd by a mighty rock;
Which being violently borne upon,
Our helpful ship was splitted in the midst.

Her part, poor soul! seeming as burden'd
With lesser weight, but not with lesser woe,
Was carried with more speed before the wind.”

Act I. S. 1.



ANTIPHOLUS taking leave of his father, going with

DROMIO to search for his brother.

“ Æge, My youngest boy, and yet my eldest care, At eighteen years became inquisitive After his brother; and importuned me, That his attendant (for his case was likeReft of his brother, but retain'd his name), Might bear him company in quest of him : Whom whilst I labour'd of a love to see, I hazarded the loss of whom I loved.”

Act I, S. 1.

III. .
The marriage of ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus with

.ADRIANA, at the desire of the Duke.

“An. Whom I made lord of me and all I had, At your important letters.”

Acr V. S. 1.

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