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Adr. And come with naked swords;
(They run out,
S. Ant. Come to the Centaur, fetch our stuff from thence:
S. Dro. Faith, ftay here this night; they will surely do us no harm ; you' faw, they spake us fair, gave us gold; methinks, they are such a gentle nation, that but for the mountain of 'mad Aesh that claims marriage of me, I could find in my heart to stay here ftill, and turn witch.
S. Ant. I will not stay to-night for all the town ; Therefore away, to get our stuff aboard. (Exeunt.
A c T v.
Enter the Mercbant and Angelo.
But, I protest he had the chain of me,
Mer. How is the man efteem'd here in the city }
Ang. Of very reverent reputation, Sir,
Enter Antipholis and Dromio of Syracuse.
Good Sir, draw near to me, I'll speak to him.
S. Ant. I think, I had ;-I never did deny it.
Mer. These ears of mine, thou knoweft, did hear thee: -
S. Ant. Thou art a villain, to impeach me thusi I'll prove mine honour and my honesty Against thee presently, if thou dar'it itand. Mer. I dare, and do defy thee for a villain. (They draw.'
Enter Adriana, Luciana, Courtezan, and others. Adr. Hold, hurt him not, for God's sake; he is mad; Some
within him, take his sword away: Bind Dremio too, and bear them to my house.
S. Dro. Run,.master, run; for God's sake, take a house ; ; This is some priory: in, or we are spoil'd.
[Exeunt: to the Priory-
Adr. To fetch my poor distracted husband hence;
Ang. I knew, he was not in his perfect witso.
Adr. This week he hath been heavy, soner, sad,
But 'till this afternoon, his paffion
Abb. Hath he not loft much wealth by wreck at feas!
Adr. To none of these, except it be the last ; Namely, fome love, that drew him oft from home.
Abb. You should for that have reprehended him.
Adr. It was the copy of our conference (20).
(20) It was the copy of our conference.) We are not to underland this wordibere, as it is now used, in opposition to an original; any thing done after a pattern; but we are to take it in the nearest sense to the Latin word copia, from which it is derived. Adriana would say, her reproofs were the burden, the fulness of ber conference, all the subject of her talk. And in these acceptations the word copie was used by writers before our Author's time, as well as by his conteń. poraries. So Hall, in his reign of King Henry Vth. p. 8. says;
If you vanquish the Numidians, you shall have copie of beats. i. e. plenty, And To B. Jonson in his Every-man out of his humour;
that, being a woman, he was blest with no more copy of wir, but to serve his humour thus. And, again, in his Cynthia's Revels.
to be sure to bave daily about him copy and variety of com Jours. And in many other pastages of his works,
Abb. And thereof came it, that the man was mad.
Thou fay't, his meat was fauc'd with thy upbraidings;
Luc. She never reprehended him but mildly,
these rebukes, and answer not?
house. Adr. Then, let your servants bring my husband forth,
Abb. Neither ; he took this place for sanctuary,
Adr. I will attend my husband, be his nurse,
Abb. Be patient, for I will not let him ftir,
A charitable duty of my order ;
Adr. I will not hence, and leave my husband here;
Abb. Be quiet and depart, thou shalt not have him.
Mer. By this, I think, the dial points at five :
Ang. Upon what cause?
Ang. See, where they come; we will behold his death,
Luc. Kneel to the Duke, before he pass the abbey.
man, and other Oficers.
the sum for him, He shall not die, so much we tender him.
Adr. Justice, moft facred Duke, againft the Abbess.
Duke. She is a virtuous and reverend Lady;
Adr. May it please your Grace, Antipholis my husband,
(21) The place of death and forry execution.] i. e. dismal, lamene (able, to be griev'd at. In the like acceptations our Poet employs it again, where Macberb, after the murder of Duncan, is looking on his owa bloody hands. - This is a forry fight