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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 claiin 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 fhoulder, 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' wheelt.
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. S C Ε Ν Ε 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,
And therefore 'tis high time that I were hence :
Enter Angelo, with a chain.
Ang. I know it well, Sir; lo, here is the chain;
S. A. What is your will that I shall do with this?
S. Ant. I pray you, Sir, receive the money now;
ACT IV. SCENE I.
And since I have not much importun'd you;
Nor now I had not, but that I am bound
Ang. Ev’n just the sum that I do owe to you,
as from the courtezan's. off. That labour you may fave: see, where he comes.
E. Ant. While I go to the goldfmith's houfe, go thout 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, see 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 Signior, take the stranger to my house, And with you take the chain, and bid my
wife Difburle 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. No: bear it with you, left I come not time
enough. Ang. Well, Sir, I will: have you the chain about
Ang. Nay, come, I pray you, Sir, give me the chain ;
E. Ant.Good Lord, you use this dalliance to excuse
Mer. The hour steals on; I pray you, Sir, dispatch.
you even now. Or send the chain, or send me by some token.
E. Ant. Fie, now you run this hümour out of breath.
Mer. My business cannot brook this dalliance.
E. Ant. I answer you? why should I answer you?
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.
to say so.
Mer. Well, officer, arreit him at my fuit.
off. I do, and charge you in the Duke’s náme to obey me.
Ang. This touches ine in reputation.
E. Ant. Consent to pay for that I never had !
I would not spare my brother in this case,
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,
. 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 Adriana, 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, flave; 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' againit my will, For servants must their master's ininds fulfil. [Exit.