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Would have a chain.

shoulders, as a beggar wont her brat: and, I think, Master, be wise; an' if you give it her,

when he hath lamed me, I shall beg with it from The devil will shake her chain, and fright us with it. door to door.

Cour. I pray you, sir, my ring, or else the chain; Enter ADRIANA, LUCIANA, and the Courtezan, with I hope, you do not mean to cheat me so.

Pinch, and others. · Ant. S. Avaunt, thou witch! Come, Dromio, let

Ant. E. Come, go along; my wife is coming

yonder. Dro. S. Fly pride, says the peacock : Mistress, Dro. E. Mistress, espice finem, respect your end; that you know. (Ereunt Ant. S. and Dro. S. rope's end.

or rather the prophecy, like the parrot, Beware the Cour. Now, out of doubt, Antipholus is mad,

Ant. E. Wilt thou still talk ?

[Beats him. Else would he never so demean himself:

Cour. How say you now? is not your busband A ring he hath of mine worth forty ducats,

mad? And for the same he promis'd me a chain;

Adr. His incivility confirms no less.Both one, and other, he denies me now,

Good doctor Pinch, you are a conjurer; The reason that I gather he is mad,

Establish him in his true sense again, (Besides this present instance of his rage,)

And I will please you what you will demand. Is a mad tale, he told to-day at dinner,

Luc. Alas, how fiery and how sharp he looks ! Of his own doors being shut against his entrance. Cour. Mark, how he trembles in his extasy! Belike, his wife, acquainted with his fits,

Pinch. Give me your hand, and let me feel your On purpose shut the doors against his way.

pulse. My way is now, to hie home to his house,

Ant. E. There is my hand, and let it feel your ear. And tell his wife, that, being lunatick,

Pinch. I charge thee, Satan, hous'd within this He rush'd into my house, and took perforce

man, My ring away: This course 1 fittest choose ;

To yield possession to my holy prayers,
For forty ducats is too much to lose. [Erit. And to thy state of darkness hie thee straight;

I conjure thee by all the saints in heavens.
SCENE IV.- The same.

Ani. E. Peace, doting wizard, peace; I am not

mad. Enter Antipholus of Ephesus, and an Officer.

Adr. O, that thou wert not, poor distressed soul ! Ant. E. Fear me not, man, I will not break Ant. E. You minion, you, are these your custo. away :

mers ? I'll give thce, ere I leave thee, so much money Did this companion with the saffron face To warrant thee, as I am 'rested for.

Revel and feast it at my house to-day, My wife is in a wayward mood. In-day;

Whilst upon me the guilty doors were shut, And will not lightly trust the messenger,

And I denied to enter in my house ? That I should be attach'd in Ephesus:

Adr. O husband, God doth know, you din’d at I tell you, 'twill sound harshly in her ears.

home, Enter DROMIO of Ephesus, with a rope's end Where 'would you had remain'd until this time, Here comes my man; I think, he brings the money. Free from these slanders, and this open shame! How now, sir ? have you that I sent you for?

Ant. E. I din'd at home! Thou villain, what say'st Dro. E. Here's that, I warrant you, will pay them

thou ?

įhome. all

Dro. E. Sir, sooth to say, you did not dine at Ant. E. But where's the money?

Ant. E. Were not my doors lock'd up, and I shat Dro. E. Why, sir, I gave the money for the rope.

out ? Ant. E. Five hundred ducats, villian, for a rope ? Dro. E. Perdy, your doors were lock'd, and you Dro. E. I'll serve you, sir, five hundred at the

shut out. rate.

(home ? Ant. E. And did not she herself revile me there? Ant. E. To what end did I bid thee hie thee

Dro. E. Sans fable, she herself revil'd you there. Dro. E. To a rope's end, sir; and to that end am Ant. E. Did not her kitchen maid rail, taunt, and I return'd. (Beating him.

[you. Ant. E. And to that end, sir, I will welcome you. Dro. E. Certes, she did ; the kitchen-vestal scorn'a Off Good sir, be patient.

Ant. E. And did I not in rage depart from thence ? Dro. E. Nay, 'tis for me to be patient; I am in Dro. E. In verity, you did ;-my bones bear witadversity.

ness, Oft: Good now, hold thy tongue.

That since have felt the vigour of his rage. Dro. E. Nay, rather persuade him to hold his Adr. Is't good to sooth him in these contraries ? hands.

Pinch. It is no shame; the fellow finds his veia, Ant. E. Thou whoreson, senseless villain ! And, yielding to him, humours well his frenzy.

Dro. E I would I were senseless, sir, that I night Ant. E. Thou hast suborn’d the goldsmith to arnot feel your blows.

rest me. Ant. E. Thou art sensible in nothing but blows, Adr. Alas! I sent you money to redeem you. and so is an ass.

By Dromio here, who came in haste for it. Dro. E. I am an ass, indeed; you may prove it Dro. E. Money by me ? heart and good-will you by my long ears. I have served him from the hour of

might, my nativity to this instant, and have nothing at his But, surely, master, not a rag of money. hands for my service, but blows: when I am cold, Ant. E. Went'st not thou to her for a purse of he heats me with beating : when I am warm, he

ducats ? cools me with beating: I am waked with it, Adr. He came to me, and I deliver'd it. when I sleep; raised with it, when I sit; driven out Luc. And I am witness with her, that she did. of doors with it, when I go from home; welcomed Dro. E. God and the rope-maker, bear me wituose, home with it, when I return : nay, I bear it on my That I was sent for nothing but a rope !

scorn me?

from you.

Pinch. Mistress, both man and master is possess'd;


Away, they'll kill us. I know it by their pale and deadly looks :

[Exeunt Officer, Adr. and Luc. They must be bound, and laid in some dark room. Ant. S. I see, these witches are afraid of swords. Ant. E. Say, wherefore didst thou lock me forth Dro. S. Sbe, that would be your wife, now ran to-day,

(thence: And why dost thou deny the bag of gold ?

Ant. S. Come to the Centaur: fetch our stuff from Adr. I did not, gentle husband, lock thee forth. I long that we were safe and sound aboard.

Dro. E. And, gentle master, I receiv'd no gold; Dro. S Faith, stay here this night, they will But I confess, sir, that we were lock'd out.

surely do us no harm; you saw, they speak us fair, Adr. Dissembling villain, thou speak’st false in give us gold: methinks, they are such a gentle naboth.

tion, that but for the mountain of mad tiesh that Ant. E. Dissembling harlot, thou art false in all; claims marriage of me, I could find in my heart to And art confederate with a damned pack,

stay bere still, and turn witch. To make a loathsome abject scorn of me:

Ant. S. I will not stay to night for all the town; But with these nails I'll pluck out these false eyes, Therefore away, to get our stuff on board. (Ereunt. That would behold me in this shameful sport. (Pinch and his Assistants bind ANT. E. and DRO. E

(near me. .Idr. O, bind him, bind him, let him not come

ACT V. (Pinch. More company ;-the fiend is strong within him.


SCENE I.-The same.
Luc. Ah me, poor man! how pale and wan he
Ant. E. What, will you murder me? Thou

Enter Merchant and ANGELO.
gaoler, thou,
I am thy prisoner: wilt thou suffer them

Ang. I am sorry, sir, that I have hinder'd you , To make a rescue ?

But, I protest, he had the chain of me,
Masters, let him go :

Though most dishonestly he doth deny it.
He is my prisoner, and you shall not have him.

Mer. How is the man esteem'd here in the city ? Pinch. Go, bind this man, for he is frantic too. Ang. Of very reverent reputation, sir, Adr. What wilt thou do, thou peevish officer ?

Of credit infinite, highly belov'd, Hast thou delight to see a wretched man

Second to none that lives here in the city; Do outrage and displeasure to himself ?

His word might bear my wealth at any time. Off He is my prisoner; if I let him go,

Mer. Speak softly: yonder, as I think, he walks The debt he owes, will be requird of me.

Enter ANTIPHOLUS and DROMIO of Syracuse. Adr. I will discharge thee, ere I go from thee :

Ang. 'Tis so; and that self chain about his neck, Bear me forthwith unto his creditor,

Which he foreswore, most monstrously, to have And, knowing how the debt grows, I will pay it. Good master doctor, see him safe convey'd

Good sir, draw near to me, I'll speak to him.Home to my house.-0 most unhappy day!

Signior Antipholus, I wonder much Ant. E. O most un happy strumpet! (you.

That you would put me to this shame and trouble ; Dro. E. Master, I am here enter'd in bond for With circumstance and oaths, so to deny

And not without some scandal to yourself, Ant. E. Out on thee, villain; wherefore dost thou This chain, which now you wear so openly:

mad me? Dro. E. Will you be bound for nothing ? be mad, You have done wrong to this my honest friend ;

Besides the charge, the shame, imprisonment,
Good master; cry, the devil.-
Luc. God help, poor soul, how idly do they talk! Had hoisted sail, and put to sea to-day:

Who, but for staying on our controversy,
Adr. Go bear him hence.-Sister, go yo with

This chain you had of me, can you deny it? (Ereunt Pinch and Assistants, with Ant. E.

Ant. S. I think, I had; I never did deny it. and Dro. E.

Mer. Yes, that you did, sir; and foreswore it loo.

Ant. S. Who heard me to deny it, or forswear it? Say now, whose suit is he arrested at ?

Mer. These ears of mine, thou knowest, did hear Off. One Angelo, a goldsmith; Do you know him?

thee :
Adr. I know the man: What is the sum he owes ? Fye on thee, wretch ! 'tis pity that thou liv’st
Off. Two hundred ducats.

To walk where any honest men resort.
Say, how grows it due ?

Ant. S. Thou art a villain to impeach me thus : Off Due for a chain, your husband had of him.


mine honour and mine honesty Adr. He did bespeak a chain for me, but had it

Against thee presently, if thou dar’st stand. not.

Mer. I dare, and do defy thee for a villain. Cour. When as your husband, all in rage, to-day

[They drau. Camc to my house, and took away my ring, (The ring I saw upon his finger now,)

Enter ADRIANA, LUCIANA, Courtezan, and others. Straight after, did I meet him with a chain.

Adr. Hold, hurt him not, for God's sake; he is Adt. It may be so, but I did never see it,

mad; Come, gaoler, bring me where the goldsmith is, Some get within him, take his sword away: I long to know the truth heroof at large.

Bind Dromio too, and bear them to my house. Enter ANTOPHILUS of Syracuse, with his rapier

Dro. S. Run, master, run; for God's sake, take a

house. drawn ; and DRONIO of Syracuse.

This is some priory ;-In, or we are spoild. Luc. God, for thy mercy! they are loose again. (Exeunt Ant. S. and Dro. S. to the Priory. Adr. And come with naked 'swords ; let's call

Enter the Abbess. more help,

Abb. Be quiet, people; Wherefore throug you To have them bound again.



Adr. To fetch my poor distracted husband hence: Therefore depart, and leave him here with me, Let us come in, that we may bind him fast,

Adr. I will not hence, and leave my husband here; And bear him home for his recovery.

And ill it doth beseem your holiness, Ang. I knew, he was not in his perfect wits. To separate the husband and the wife. Mer. I am sorry now, that I did draw on him. Abb. Be quiet, and depart, thou shalt not have Abb. How long hath this possession held the man?


[Erit Abbess. Adr. This week he hath been heavy, sour, sad, Lur. Complain unto the duke of this indignity. And much, much different from the man he was; Adr. Come, go; I will fall prostrate at his feet. But, till this afternoon, his passion

And never rise until my tears and prayers Ne'er brake into extremity of rage.

(sea? Have won his grace to come in person hither, Abb. Hath he not lost much wealth by wreck at And take perforce my husband from the abbess. buried some dear friend? Hath not else his eye Mer. By this, I think, the dial points at five: Stray'd his affection in unlawful love ?

Anon, I ain sure, the duke himself in person A sin, prevailing much in youthful men,

Comes this way to the melancholy vale: Who give their eyes the liberty of gazing.

The place of death and sorry execution, Which of these sorrows is he subject to ?

Behind the ditches of the abbey here.
Adr. To none of these, except it be the last; Ang. Upon what cause ?
Namely, some love, that drew him oft from home. Mer. To see a reverend Syracusan merchant,

Abb. You should for that have reprehended him. Who put unluckily into this bay
Adr. Why, so I did.

Against the laws and statutes of this town,
Ay, but not rough enough. Beheaded publicly for his offence.

(death. Adr. As roughly, as my modesty would let me. Ang. See, where they come: we will behold his Abb. Haply, in private.

Luc. Kneel to the duke, before he pass the abbey. Adr

And in assemblies too. Abb. Ay, but not enough.

Enter Duke attended; Ægeon, bure-headed; with Adr. It was the copy of our conference :

the Headsman and other Officers. lu bed, he slept not for my urging it;

Duke. Yet once again proclaim it publicly, At board, he fed not for my urging it;

If any friend will pay the sum for him, Alone, it was the subject of my theme;

He shall not die, so much we tender him. In company, I often glanced it;

Adt. Justice, most sacred duke, against the ab. Still did I tell him it was vile and bad.

bess! Abb. And thereof came it, that the man was mad:

Duke. She is a virtuous and a reverend lady; The venom clamours of a jealous woman

It cannot be, that she hath done thee wrong. Poison more deadly than a mad dog's touth.

Adr. May it please your grace, Antipholus, my It seems, his sleeps were hinder'd by thy railing :

husband, And therefore comes it, that his head is light. Whom I made lord of me and all I had; 'Thou say’st, his meat was sauc'd with thy upbraid. At your important letters,—this ill day, Unquiet meals make ill digestions, [ings : A most outrageous fit of madness took him ; Thereof the raging fire of fever bred;

That desperately he hurried through the street, And what's a fever but a fit of madness ?

(With him his bondman, all as mad as he,) Thou say’st, his sports were hinder'd by thy brawls : Doing displeasure to the citizens Sweet recreation barr'd, what doth ensue,

By rushing in their houses, bearing thence But moody and dull melancholy,

Rings, jewels, any thing his rage did like. (Kinsman to grim and comfortless despair ;)

Once did I get him bound, and sent him home, And, at her heels, a huge infectious troop

Whilst to take order for the wrongs I went, of pale distemperatures, and foes to life?

That here and there his fury had committed. In food, in sport, and life-preserving rest

Anon, I wot not by what strong escape, To be disturb'd, would mad or man, or beast : He broke from those that had the guard of him; The consequence is then, thy jealous fits

And, with his mad attendant and himself, Have scar'd thy husband from the use of wits.

Each one with ireful passion, with drawn swords, Luc. She never reprehended him but mildly, When he demean'd himself rough, rude and wildly.- Chased us away; till, raising of more aid,

Met us again, and, madly bent on us, Why bear you these rebukes, and answer not?

We came again to bind them: then they fled Adr. She did betray me to my own reproof. Into this abbey, whither we pursued them; Good people, enter, and lay hold on him.

And here the abbess shuts the gate on us, Abb. No, not a creature enters in my house. And will not suffer us to fetch him out, Adr. Then, let your servants bring my husband Nor send him forth, that we may bear him hence. forth.

Therefore, most gracious duke, with thy command, Abb. Neither; he took this place for sanetity,

Let him be brought forth, and borne hence for help. And it shall privilege him from your hands,

Duke. Long since, thy husband servd me in my Till I have brought him to his wits again,

And I to thee engag'd a prince's word, (wars; Or lose my labour in assaying it.

When thou didst make him master of thy bed,
Adr. I will attend my husband, be his nurse, To do him all the grace and good I could.-
Diet his sickness, for it is my office,
And will have no attorney but myself ;

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

And bid the lady abbess come to me;
And therefore let me have him home with me.

I will determine this, before I stir.
Abb. Be patient: for I will not let him stir,
Till I have used the approved means I have,

Enter a Servant.
With wholesome syrups, drugs, and holy prayers, Serv. O mistress, mistress, shift and save yourself!
To make of him a formal man again :

My master and his man are both broke loose, It is a branch and parcel of mine oath,

Beaten the maids a row, and bound the doctor, A charitable duty of my order;

Whose beard they have singed off with brands of fire; And ever as it blazed, they threw on him

Of vile confederates; along with them Llaia,
Great pails of puddled mire to quench the hair : They brought one Pinch; a hungry lean-faced vil.
My master preaches patience to him, while A mere anatomy, a mountebank,
His man with scissars nicks him like a fool; A thread-bare juggler, and a fortune-teller;
And sure, unless you send some present help, A needy, hollow-ey'd, sharp-looking wretch,
Between them they will kill the conjuror.

A living dead man: this pernicious slave,
Adr. Peace, fool, thy master and his man are here; Forsooth, took on him as a conjuror:
And that is false, thou dost report to us.

And gazing in mine eyes, feeling my pulse,
Serv. Mistress, upon my life, I tell you true : And with no face, as 'twere, outfacing me,
I have not breath'd almost, since I did see it. Cries out, I was possess’d: then altogether
He cries for you, and vows, if he can take you, They fell upon me, bound me, bore me thence;
To scorch your face, and to disfigure you.

And in a dark and dankish vault at bome

(Cry within. There left me and my man, both bound together; Hark, hark, I hear him, mistress ; fly, begone. Till gnawing with my teeth my bonds in sunder, Duke. Come, stand by me, fear nothing: Guard I gain'd my freedom, and immediately with halberds.

Ran hither to your grace; whom I beseech
Adr. Ah me, it is iny husband! Witness you, To give me ample satisfaction
That he is borne about invisible :


these deep shames, and great indignities. (him; Even now we hous'd him in the abbey bere;

Ang. My lord, in truth, thus far I witness with And now he's there, past thought of human reason. That he dined not at home, but was lock'd out. Enter ANTIPHOLUS and Dromio of Ephesus.

Duke. But had he such a chain of thee, or no?

Ang. He had, my lord : and when he ran in here, Ant. E. Justice, most gracious duke; oh, grant These people saw the chain about his neck. me justice !

Mer. Besides, I will be sworn, these ears of mine Even for the service that long since I did thee, Heard you confess, you had the chain of him, When I bestrid thee in the wars, and took

After you first forswore it on the mart, Deep scars to save thy life; even for the blood And thereupon I drew my sword on you ; That then I lost for thee, now grant me justice. And then you fled into this abbey here,

Æge. Unless the fear of death doth make me dote, From whence, I think, you are come by miracle. I see my son Antipholus, and Dromio. (there, Ant. E. I never came within these abbey walls,

Ant. E. Justice, sweet prince, against that woman Nor ever didst thou draw thy sword on me; She whom thou gav'st to me to be my wife; I never saw the chain, so help me heaven! That hath abused and dishonour'd me,

And this is false, you burden me withal. Even in the strength and height of injury!

Duke. What an intricate impeach is this ! Beyond imagination is the wrong,

I think, you all have drank of Circe's cup. That she this day hath shameless thrown on me. If here you hous’d him, here he would have been •

Duke. Discover how, and thou shalt find me just. If he were mad, he would not plead so coldly:Ant. E. This day, great duke, she shut the doors You say, he dined at home; the goldsmith here upon me,

Denies that saying: Sirrah, what say you ? While she with harlots feasted in my house. (so ? Dro. E. Sir, he dined with her there, at the Duke. A grievous fault : Say, woman, did’st thou Porcupine.

ring. Adr. No, my good lord ;--myself, he, and my Cour. He did; and from my finger snatch'd that sister,

Ant. E. 'Tis true, my liege, this ring I had of To-day did dine together : So befal my soul,

her. As this is false, he burdens me withal !

Duke. Saw'st thou him enter at the abbey here? Luc. Ne'er may I look on day, nor sleep on night, Cour. As sure, my liege, as I do see your grace. But she tells to your highness simple truth.

Duke. Why, this is strange :-Go call the abbess Ang. O perjur'd woman! They are both forsworn.

hither; In this the madman justly chargeth them.

I think, you are all mated, or stark mad. Ant. E. My liege, I am advised what I say;

(Fxit an Attendant. Neither disturb'd with the effect of wine,

Æge. Most mighty duke, vouchsafe me speak a Nor heady rash, provoked with raging ire,

word, Albeit, my wrongy might make one wiser mad. Haply, I see a friend will save my life, This woman lock”d me out this day from dinner: And pay the sum that may deliver me. That goldsmith there, were he not pack'd with her, Duke. Speak freely, Syracusan, what thou wilt. Could wituess it, for he was with me then;

Æge. Is not your name, sir, called Antipholus ? Who parted with me to go fetch a chain,

And is not that your bondman Dromio ? Promising to bring it to the Porcupine,

Dro. E. Within this hour, I was his bondman, sir, Where Balthazar and I did dine together.

But he, I thank him, gnaw'd in two my cords : Our dinner done, and he not coming thither, Now I am Dromio, and his man, unuvund. I went to scek him: In the street I met him ;

Æge. I am sure you both of you remember me. And in his company that gentleman.

Dro. E. Ourselves we do remember, sir, by you; There did this perjur'd goldsmith swear me down, For lately we were bound, as you are now. That I this day of him receive the chain,

You are not Pinch's patient, are you, sir? (well. Which, God he knows, I saw not : for the which, Æge. Why look you strange on me? you know me He did arrest me with an officer.

Ant. E I never saw you in my life, till now. I did obey; and sent my peasant home

Æge. Oh! grief hath changed me, since you saw For certain ducats: he with none return'd.

me last; Then fairly I bespoke the officer,

And careful hours, with Time's deformed band, To go in person with me to my house.

Have written strange defeatures in my face : By the way we met

But tell me yet, dost thou not know my voice ? Dly wife, her sister, and a rabble autre

Ant E. Neither.


Dromio, por thou ?

Dro. E. And I with him.
Dro E. No, trust me, sir, nor I.

Ant. E. Brought to this town by that most faÆge. I am sure, thou dost.

mous warrior Dro. E. Ay, sir? but I am sure, I do not; and Duke Menaphon, your most renowned uncle. whatsoever a man denies, you are now bound to Adr. Which of you two did dine with me to-day? believe him.

Ant. S. I, gentle mistress. Æge. Not know my voice ? O, time's extremity! Adr.

And are you not my husband ? Has thou so crack'd and splitted my poor tongue,

Ant. E. No, I say vay to that In seven short years, that here my only son

Ant. S. And so do I, yet did she call me so; Knows not my feeble key of untun'd cares ? And this fair gentlewoman, her sister here, Though now this grained face of mine be hid Did call me brother :- What I told


then, In sap-consuming winter's drizzled snow,

I hope, I shall have leisure to make good; And all the conduits of my blood froze up;

If this be not a dream I see and hear. Yet hath my night of life some memory,

Ang. That is the chain, which you had of me. My wasting lamps some fading glimmer left,

Ant. s. I think it be, sir; I deny it not. My dull deaf ears a little use to hear :

Ant. E. And you, sir, for this chain arrested ice. All these old witnesses (I cannot err);

Ang. I think I did, sir; I deny it not. Tell me, thou art my son Antipholus.

Adr. I sent you money, sir, to be your bail, Ant. E. I never saw my father in my life. By Dromio; but I think he brought it not. Ege. But seven years since, in Syracusa, boy,

Dro. E. No, none by me. Thou know’st, we parted; but, perhaps, my son, Ant. S. This purse of ducats I receiv'd from you, Thou sham'st to acknowledge me in misery. And Dromio my man did bring them me: Ant. E. The duke, and all that know me in the I sec, we still did meet each other's man, city,

And I was ta’en for him, and he for me, Can witness with me that it is not so;

And thereupon these Errors are arose.' I ne'er saw Syracusa in my life.

Ant. E. These ducats pawn I for my father here. Duke. I tell thee, Syracusan, twenty years

Duke. It shall not need, thy father hath his liic. Have I been patron to Antipholus,

Cour. Sir, I must have that diamond from you. During which time he ne'er saw Syracusa

Ant. E. There, tuke it; and much thanks for my I see, thy age and dangers make thee dote.

good cheer. Enter ihe Abbess, with Antipholus Syracusan, Abb. Renowned duke, vouchsafe to take the pains and Dromi0 Syracusan.

To go with us into the abbey here, Abb. Most mighty Duke, behold a man much And hear at large discoursed all our fortunes ·wrong'd.

(All gather to see him. 'And all that are assembled in this place, Adr. I see two busbands, or mine eyes deceive That by this sympathized one day's error

| Have suffer'd wrong, go, keep us company,
Duke. One of these men is genius to the other; And we shall make full satisfaction.
And so of these : Which is the natural man, Twenty-five years have I but gone in travail
And which the spirit ? Who deciphers them ? Of you, my sons; nor, till this present hour,

Dro. S. I, sir, am Dromio; command him away. My heavy burdens are delivered
Dro. E. I, sir, am Dromio; pray let me stay. The duke, my husband, and my children both,
Ant. S. Ægeon, art thou not? or else his ghost ? And you the calendars of their nativi y,
Dro. S. O, my old master, who hath bonnd him Go to a gossip's feast, and go with me;

After so long grief, such nativity!
Abb. Whoever bound him, I will loose his bonds, Duke_With all my heart, I'll gossip at this feast.
And gain a husband by his liberty :-

[Exeunt Duke, Abbess, ÆGEON, Courtezan, Speak, old Ægeon, if thou be'st the man

Merchant, ANGELO, and Attendants. That had'st a wife once called Æmilia,

Dro. S. Master, shall I fetch your stuff from shipThat bore thee at a burden two fair sons :

board ?

(bark'd ? 0, if thou be'st the same Ægeon, speak,

Ant. E. Dromio, what stuff of mine hast thou cmAnd speak unto the same Æmilia !

Dro. S. Your goods that lay at host, sir, in the Æge. If I dream not, thou art Æmilia;


(Dromio : If thou art she, tell me, where is that son

Ant. S. He speaks to me; I am your master, That floated with thee on the fatal raft?

Come, go with us; Fe'll look to that anon: Abb. By men of Epidamnum, he, and I, Embrace thy brother there, rejoice with him. And the twin Dromio, all were taken up:

[Ereunt ANTIPHOLUS S. and E., ADR, and Luc. But, by and by, rude fishermen of Corinth'

Dro. S. There is a fat friend at your master's By force took Dromio, and my son from them,

house, And me they left with those of Epidamnum: That kitchen' me for you to-day at dinner: What then became of them, I cannot tell;

She now shall be my sister, not my wife. I, to this fortune that you see me in.

Dro. E. Methinks, you are my glass, and not Duke. Why, here begins his morning story right: Those two Antipholuss, these two so like,

I see, by you, I am a sweet-faced youth. And these two Dromios, one in semblance, Will you walk in to see their gossiping ? Besides her urging of her wreck at sea,

Dro. S. Not I, sir; you are my elder. These are the parents to these children,

Dro. E. That's a question: how shall we try it? Which accidentaly are met together.

Dro. S. Wc will draw cuts for the senior: till Antipholus, thou cam’st from Corinth first.

then, lead thou first. Ant S. Nu, sir, not I; I came from Syracuse. Dro. E. Nay, then, thus :: Duke. Stay, stand apart; I know not which is We come into the world like brother and brother: which,

{lord And now let's go hand in hand, not one before an Ant. E. I came from Corinth, my inost gracious



my brother:

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