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S. Dro. In her forehead; arm's and reverted, ma'. king war against her heir *.

S. Ant. Where England ?

S. Dro. I look'd for the chalky cliffs, but I could find no whiteness in them; but I guess it stood in her chin, by the falt rheum that ran between France and it.

S. Ant. Where Spain ?

S. Dro. 'Faith I saw it not, but I felt it hot in her breath.

S. Ant. Where America, the Indies?

S. Dro. Oh, Sir, upon her nose, all o’er embellifh'd with rubies, carbuncles, fapphires; declining their rick aspect to the hot breath of Spain, who sent whole armadoes of carracts to be ballaf at her nose.

S. Ant. Where stood Belgia, the Netherlands?

S. Dro. Oh, Sir, I did not look so low. To conclude, this drudge of the devil, this diviner, laid claim to me, calld me Dromis, fwore i was assured to her, told me what privy marks I had about me, as the marks of my shoulder, the mole in my neck, the great wart on my left arm, that I, amaz'd, ran from her as a witch. And, I think, if my breast had not been made of faith, and my heart of steel, she had transform’d me to a curtal-dog, and made me turn i'th' whcel +.

S. Ant. Go, hie thee presently; post to the road; And if the wind blow any way from shore, I will not harbour in this town to-night. If any bark

put forth, come to the mart, Where I will walk till you return to me: If every one know us, and we know none, 'Tis time, I think, to trudge, pack, and be gone.

S. Dro. As from a bear a man would run for life, So fly I from her that would be


wife. [Exit. SCENE IV. S. Ant. There's none but witches do inhabit here;

* Henry IV. of France. At that time the league was in arms a• gainst him.

† Alluding to the superstition of the common people, that nothing could refift a witch's power, of transtorming men into animals, but a great firare of faith,



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And therefore 'tis high time that I were hence :
She that doth call me husband, even my soul
Doth for a wife abhor. But her fair fister,
Poffefs'd with such a gentle sovereign grace,
Of such inchanting presence and discourse,
Hath almost made me traitor to myself.
But lest myself be guilty of self-wrong,
I'll stop mine ears against the mermaid's song.

Enter Angelo, with a chain.
Ang. Master Antipholis,-
S. Ant. Ay, that's my name.

Ang. I know it well, Sir; lo, here is the chain;
I thought to have ta’en you at the Porcupine ;
The chain, unfinish’d, made me stay thus long?

S. A. What is your will that I shall do with this?
Ang. What please yourself, Sir; I have made it
S. Ant. Made it for me, Sir; I bespoke it not.
Ang. Not once, nor twice, but twenty times, you

have :
Go home with it, and please your wife withal ;
And soon at supper-time I'll visit you,
And then receive my money for the chain.

S. Ant. I pray you, Sir, receive the money now;
For fear you ne'er fee chain, nor money, more.
Ang. You are a merry man, Sir ; fare you well.

S. Ant. What I should think of this, I cannot tell.
But this I think, there's no man is so vain,
That would refuse fo fair an offer'd chain.
I fee á man here need not live by shifts,
When in the streets he meets fuch golden gifts.
I'll to the mart, and there for Dromio stay;
If any ship put out, then straight away. [Exit.

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The street.
Enter a Merchant, Angelo, and an Officer.
Mer. OU know, since Pentecost the sum is due,

And since I have not much importun'd you;


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Nor now I had not, but that I am bound
To Perfia, and want gilders for my voyage :
Therefore make present satisfaction,
Or I'll attach you by this officer.

Ang. Ev’n just the sum that I do owe to you,
Is growing to me by. Antipholis ;
And, in the instant that I met with you,
He had of me a chain : at five o'clock
I shall receive the money for the fame.
Please you but walk with me down to his house,
I will discharge my bond, and thank you too.
Ènter Antipholis of Ephesus, and Dromio of Ephesus,

as from the courtezan's. off. That labour you may fave: see, where he comes.

Ė. Ant. While I go to the goldfmith's houfe, go thoui And buy a rope's end ; that will I bestow Among my wife and her confederates, For locking me out of my doors by day. But soft; } see the goldsmith: get thee gone, Buy thou a rope, and bring it home to me. É. Dro. I buy a thousand pound a-year! I buy a rope !

[Exit Dromio. E. Ant. A man is well holp up, that trusts to you. I promised your presence, and the chain; But neither chain nor goldsmith came to me. Belike you thought our love would last too long If it were chain'd together, therefore came not.

Ang. Saving your merry humour, here's the note, How much


chain weighs to the utmost carrat; The fineness of the gold, the chargeful fashion; Which do amount to three odd ducats more Than I stand debted to this gentleman. I pray you, fee him presently discharged; For he is bound to fea, and stays but for it.

E. int. I am not furnish'd with the present money. Besides, I have some business in the town. Good Signiur, take the stranger to my house, And with you take the chain, and bid my

wife Disburse the sum on the receipt thereof; Perchance I will be there as soon as you, Ang. Then you will bring the chain to her yourself?

E. Ant.


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E. Ant. No: bear it with you, left I come not time

enough. Ang. Well, Sir, I will: have you the chain about

E. Ant. An if I have not, Sir, I hope you have ;
Or else you may return without your money.

Ang. Nay, come, I pray you, Sir, give me the chain
Both wind and tide stay for this gentleman;
And I, to blame, have held him here too long.

E. Ant.Good Lord, you use this dalliance to excuse
your breach of promise to the Porcupine :
Í should have chid you for not bringing it;
But like a shrew you first begin to brawl.

Mer. The hour steals on; I pray you, Sir, dispatch.
Ang. You hear how he importunes me; the chain –
E. Ant. Why, give it to my wife, and fetch your

Ang. Come, come, you know, I gave


you even now. Or send the chain, or send me by some token.

E. Ant. Fie, now you run this hümour out of breath.
Come, where's the chain? I pray you let me see it.

Mer. My business cannot brook this dalliance.
Good Sir, say, whe'r you'll answer me, or no;
If not, I'll leave him to the officer.

E. Ant. I answer you? why should I answer you?
Ang. The


that you owe me for the chain. E. Ant. I owe you none till I receive the chain.

Ang. You know I gave it you half an hour since.
| E. Ant, You gave me none; you wrong me much

to say so.
Ang. You wrong me more, Sir, in denying it;
Consider how it stands upon my credit.

Mer. Well, officer, arreit him at my fuit.

off. I do, and charge you in the Duke's name to obey me.

Ang. This touches ine in reputation.
Either consent to pay the sum for me,
Or I attach you by this oificer.

E. Ant. Consent to pay for that I never had !
Arrest me, foolish fellow, if thou dar'ít.
Ang. Here is thy fee; arrest him officer.


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I would not spare my brother in this case,
If he should scorn me so apparently.

Off. I do arrest you, Sir ; you hear the suit.

E. Ant. I do obey thee, till I give thee bail. But, firrah, you shall buy this sport as dear As all the metal in your shop will answer.

Ang. Sir, Sir, I shall have law in Ephesus, To your notorious shame, I doubt it not. SCENE II. Enter Dromio of Syracuse, from the bay.

S. Dro. Master, there is a bark of Epidamnum,
That stays but till her owner comes aboard;
· Then, Sir, the bears away. Our fraughtage, Sir,
I have convey'd aboard ; and I have bought
The oil, the balsamum, and aquavitæ.
The ship is in her trim;


lows fair from land; they stay for nought at all,
But for their owner, master, and yourself

. E. Ant. How now, a madman ! why, thou peevith

sheep, What ship of Epidamnum stays for me?

S. Dro. A ship you sent me to, to hire waftage.

E. Ant. Thou drunken slave, I sent thee for a rope And told thee to what purpose, and what end.

S. Dro. You sent me for a rope's end as soon : You sent me to the bay, Sir, for a bark.

E. Ant. I will debate this matter at more leisure, And teach your ears to lift me with more heed. To Adrianá, villain, hie thee straight, Give her this key; and tell her, in the desk That's cover'd o'er with Turkish tapeitry, There is a purse of ducats, let her send it. Tell her, I am arrested in the street, And that shall bail me, hie thee, slave; begone. On, officer, to prison till it come. : ; [Exeunt.

S. Dro. To Adriana ! that is where we din'd, Where Dowfabel did claim me for her husband; She is too big, i hope, for me to compass. Thither I mult, altho' against my will, For servants must their master's ininds fulfil. [Exit.


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