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257 Bohemia stops his ears, and threatens them

Enter a third Gentleman.
With divers deaths in death.

Here comes the lady Paulina's steward; he can deli-
Per. 0, my poor father!

ver you more.--How goes it now, sir? this news, The heaveus set spies upon us, will not have


is called true, is so like an old tale, that the verity of Our contract celebrated.

it is in strong suspicion. Has the king found his heir ? Leon. You are married ?

3 Gent. Most true; if ever truth were pregnant by Flo. We are not, sir, nor are we like to be; circumstance: that, which you hear, you'll swear you The stars, I see, will kiss the valleys first:

see, there is such unity in the proofs. The mantle of Theodds for high and low's alike.

queen Hermione: her jewel about the neck of it :-the Leon. My lord,

lettersof Antigonus, found with it,which they know to Is this the daughter of a king?

be his character--the majesty of the creature,in resemFlo. She is,

blance of the mother; the affection of uobleness,which When once she is my wife.

nature shows above her breeding,-aud many other eviLeon. That once, I see, by your good father's speed, dences, proclaim her, with all certainty,to be the king's Will come on very slowly. I am sorry,

daughter. Did you see the meeting of the two kings? Most sorry, you have broken from his liking,

2 Gent. No. Where you were tied in duty: and as sorry,

3 Cent. Then have you lost a sight, which was to be Your choice is not so rich in worth, as beauty, seen, cannot be spoken of. There might you have beThat you might well enjoy her.

held one joy crown another, so, and in such manFlo. Dear, look up!

ner,thai, it seemed, sorrow wept to take leave of them : Though fortune, visible an enemy,

for their joy waded in tears. There was casting up of Should chase us with my father: power no jot eyes, holding up of hands; with countenance of such Hath she, to change our loves.--'Beseech you, sir, distraction, that they were to be known by garment, Remember since you ow'd no more to time, not by favour. Our king, being ready to leap out of Than I do now: with thought of such affections, himself for joy of his found daughter, as if that joy Step forth mine advocate; at your request, were now become a loss, cries, 0, thy mother, thy moMy father will grant precious things, as trifles. ther! then asks Bohemia forgiveness; then embraces Leon. Would he do so, I'd beg your precious mis- his son-in-law; then again worries he his daughter, tress,

with clipping her; now he thanks the old shepherd, Which hccounts but a trifle,

which stands by, like a weather-bitten conduit of maPaul. Sir, my liege,

ny kings' reigns. I never heard of such another enYour eye hath too much youth in't : not a month counter, which lames report to follow it, and undoes 'Fore your queen died, she was more worth such gazes, description to do it. Than what you look on now.

2 Gent. What, pray yon, became of Antigonus, that Leon I thought of her,

carried hence the child ? Even in these looks, I made.- But your petition 3 Gent. Like an old tale still; which will have mat

[To Florizel. ter to rehearse, though credit be asleep, and not an Is yet unanswered, I will to your father ;

car open. He was torn to pieces with a bear: this Your honour not o'erthrown by your desires, arouches the shepherd's son ; who has not only his I am a friend to them, and you; upon which errand, innocence (which seems much,) to justify him, but a I now go toward him; therefore follow me, | handherchief, and rings, of his, that Paulina knows. And mark what way I make! Come, good my lord ! 1 Gent. What became of his back, and his followers?

(Exeunt 3 Gent. Wrecked, the same instant of their master's

death ; and in the view of the shepherd: so that all SCENE II.-The same. Before the palace. the instruments, which aided to expose the child, were Enter AUTOLYCUS and a Gentleman.

even then lost, when it was found. But, 0, the noble

combat,that,'twistjoy and sorrow,was fought in PauAut. 'Beseech you, sir, were you present at this lina! She had one eye declined for the loss of her husrelation?

band; another elevated, that the oracle was fulfil1 Gent. I was by at the opening of the fardel, heard led. She lifted the princess from the earth, and so the old shepherd deliver the manner, how he found it: locks her in embracing, as if she would pin her to her whereupon, after a little amazedness, we were all com- heart, that she might no more be in danger of losing. manded out of the chamber; only this, methought, 1 Gent. The dignity of this act was worth the auIleard the shepherd say, he found the child. dience of kings and princes; for by such wasit acted. Aut. I would most gladly know the issue of it.

2 Gent. One of the prettiest touches of all, and that 1 Gent. I make a broken delivery of the business : which angled for mine eyes, (caught the water, thongh but the changes, I perceived in the king, and Camillo, not the fish,).was, when at the relation of the queen's were very notes of admiration: they seemed almost, death, with the manner, how she came to it, (bravely with staring on one another, to tear the cases of their confessed and lamented by the king, ) how attentiveeyes; there was speech in their dumbness, language ness wounded his daughter: till, from one sign of in their very gesture: they looked, as they had heard dolour to another, she did, with an alus! I would of a world ransomed, or one destroyed. A notable fain say, bleed tears ; for, I am sure, my heart wept passion of wonder appeared in them; but the wiscst blood. Who was most marble there, changed colour; beholder, that knew no more but seeing, could not some swooped, all sorrowed : ifall the world could say, if the importance were joy, or sorrow: but in the have seen it, the woe had been universal. extremity of the one, it must needs be.

1 Gent. Are they returned to the court? Enter another Gentleman.

3 Gent. No: the princess, hearing of her mother's Here comes a gentleman, that, happily, knows more. statue, which is in the keeping of Paulina, -a piece The news, Rogero ?

many ycars in doing, and now newly performed by that 2 Gent. Nothing but bonfires. The oracle is ful- rare Italian master, Julio Romano; who, had he himfilled; the king's daughter is found; such a deal of selt eternity, and could put breath into his work, wonder has broken out within this hour, that ballad- would beguile nature of her custom, so perfectly he is makers cannot be able to express it.

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that, they say, one would speak to her, and stand in 1 SCENE III. --The same. A Room in Paulina's house.
hope of answer: thither with all greediness of affec- Enter Leontes, Polixenes, FLORIZEL, Perdita, Ca-
tion, are they gone; and there they intend to sup. MILLO, PAULIXA, Lords, and Attendants.

1 Gent. I thought, she had some great matter there Leon. O, grave and good Paulina,the great comfort,
in hand; for she hath privately, twice or thrice a day. That I have had of thee!
ever since the death of Hermione, visited that re- Paul. What, sovereign sir,
moved house. Shall we thither, and with our com- i did not well, I meant well: all my services,
pany piece the rejoicing ?

You have paid home: but that you have vouchsaf’d,
3 Gent. Who would be thence, that has the bene- With your crown'd brother and these your contracted
fit of access? every wink of an eye, some new grace Heirs of your kingdoms, my poor house to visit,
will be born : our absence makes us unthrifty to our It is a surplus of your grace, which never
knowledge. Let's along. (Exeunt Gentlemen. My life may last to answer.

Aut. Now, had I not the dash of my former life in me, Leon, 0 Paulina,
would preferment drop on my head. I brought the old We honour you with trouble: but we came
man and his son aboard the prince; told him, I heard To see the statne of our queen; your gallery
him talk of a fardel, and I know not what: but he at that llave we pass’d through, not without much content
time, overfond of the shepherd's daughter, (so he then In many singularities; but we saw not
took her to be,) who began to be much sea sick, and That which my daughter came to look upon,
himselflittle better, extremity of weather continuing, The sfatue of her mother.
this mystery remained undiscovered. But 'tis all one Paul, As she liv'd peerless,
to me: for had I been the finder-out of this secret, it So her dead likeness, I do well believe,
would not have relished among my other discredits. Excels whatever yet you
Enter Shepherd and Clown.

Or hand of man hath done; therefore I keep it
Here come those, I have done good to against my will, Lonely apart. But there it is: prepare
and already appearing in the blossoms of their fortune. To see the life as lively mock'd, as ever

Shep. Come, boy; I am past more children ; but thy Still sleep mock'd death! behold; and say, 'tís well. sons and daughters will be all gentlemen born.

[Paulinu undraws a curtain, and discovers a Clo. You are well met, sir. You denied to fight with me this other day, because I was no gentleman born. I like your silence, it the more shows off See you these clothes? say,you see them not, and think Your wonder: but yet speah ; — first, you, my liege, me still no gentleman born: you were best say, these Comes it not something near ? robes are not gentlemen born. Give me the lie; do,and Leon. Her natural posture! try, whether I am not now a gentleman born. Chide me, dear stone, that I may say, indeed, Aut. I know, you are now, sir, a gentleman born. Thou art Hermione: or, rather, thou art she, Clo. Ay, aud have been so any time these four hours. In thy not chiding: for she was as tender, Shep. And so have I, boy.

Asintancy, and grace. But yet, Paulina,
Clu. So you have :--but I was a gentleman born be- Hermione was not so much wrinkled; nothing
fore my father: for the king's son took me by the hand, So aged, as this seems.
and called me brother; and then the two kings called Pol. O, not by much.
my father brother: and then the prince, my brother, Paul. So much the more our carver's excellence,
and the princess, my sister, called my father father; Which lets go by some sixteen years, and makes her
and so we wept; and there was the first gentleman-As she liv'd now.
like tears that ever we shed.

Leon. As now she might have done,
Shep. We may live, son, to shed many more. So much to my good comfort, as it is
Clo. Ay; or else 'twere hard luck, being in so pre-Now piercing to my soul. O, thus she stood,
posterous estate, as we are.

Even with such life of majesty, (warm life,
Aut. I humbly beseech you, sir, to pardon me all the as now it coldly stands,) when first I wood her!
faults, I have committed to your worship, and to give I am ashamed. Does not the stone rebuke me,
me your good report to the prince, my master. For being more stone than it?-0, royal piece,

Shep. Pry'thee, sou, do; for we must be gentle, now There's magic in thy majesty, which has we are gentlemen.

My evils conjur'd to remembrance; and Clo. Thou wilt amend thy life?

From thy admiring daughter took the spirits,
Aut, Ay, an it like your good worship.'

Standing like stone withi thee!
Clo. Give me thy land! I will swear to the prince Per. And give me leave;
thou art as honest a true fellow, as any is in Bohemia. And do not say, 'tis superstition, that
Shep. You may say it, but not swear it.

I kneel, and then implore her blessing.--Lady,
Clo. Not swear it, now I am a gentleman ? Let boors Dear queeo, that ended, when I but began,
and franklins say it, I'll swear it.

Give me that hand of yours, to kiss! Shep. How if it be false, son ?

Paul. O patience; Clo.If it be ne'er so false, a true gentleman may swear | The statue is but newly fix'd, the colour's it in the behalf of his friend : -and I'll swear to Not dry. the prince, thou art a tall fellow of thy hands, and Cam. My lord, your sorrow was too sorc laid on; that thou wilt not be drunk; but I know, thou art no Which sixteen winters cannot blow away, tall fellow ofthy hands, and that thou wilt be drunk: So many summers, dry: scarce any joy but I'll swear it': and I would, thou would'st be a tall Did ever so long live; 'no sorrow, fellow of thy hands.

But kiil'd itself much sooner. Aut. I will prove so, sir, to my power.

Pol. Dear my brother, Clo. Av, by any means prove a tall felow; if I do Let him that was the cause of this, have power do wonder, how thou darest venture to be drunk, not To take off so much grief from you, as le being a tall fellow, trust me not-Hark! the kings and Will piece up in himself. the princes, our kindred, are going to see the queen’s Paul. Indeed, my lord, picture. Come, follow us : we'll be thy good masters. If I had thought, the sight of my poor image

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259 I'd not have show'd it.

You hear, my spell is lawful: do not shun her,
Leon. Do not draw the curtain !

Until you see her die again; for then
Paul. No longer shall you gaze on't, lest your fancy You kill her double. Nay, present your hand!
May think anon, it moves.

When she was young, you woo'd her;
Leon. Let be, let be.

; now, in age,

Is she become the suitor.
Would, I were dead, but that, methinks, already- Leon. O, she's warm !
What was he that did make it? – See, my lord,

[Embracing her.

If this be magic, let it be an art
Would you not deem, it breath'd ? and that those veins Lawful as eating!
Did verily bear blood ?

Pol. She embraces him.
Pol. Masterly doue!

Cam. She hangs about his neck;
The very life seems warm upon her lip.

If she pertain to life, let her speak too.
Leon. The fixure of her eye has motion in't, Pol. Ay, and make't manifest where she has liv’d,
As weare mock'd with art.

Or, how stolen from the dead?
Paul, I'll draw the curtain;

Paul. That she is living,
My lord's almost so far transported, that

Were it but told you, should be hooted at
He'll think abon, it lives.

Like an old tale; but it appears, she lives,
Leon. O sweet Paulina,

Though yet she speak not. Mark a little while !-
Make me to think so twenty years together; Please you to interpose, fair madam ; kneel,
No settled senses of the world can match

And pray your mother's blessing:— Turn, good lady;
The pleasure of that madness. Let's alone.

Our Perdita is found.
Paul. I am sorry, sir, I have thus far stirr'd you: but (Presenting Perdita, who kneels to Ilermione.
I could afflict you further.

Her. You gods, look down,
Leon. Do, Paulina;

And from your sacred vials pour your graces
For this affliction has a taste as sweet

Upon my daughter's head !--Tell me, mine own,
As any cordial comfort. ----Still, methinks,

Where hast thou been preserv'd? where liv'd ? how
There is an air comes from her: what five chizzel found
Could ever yet cut breath? Let no man mock me, Thy father's court? for thon shalt hear, that I,
For I will kiss her.

Knowing by Paulina, that the oracle
Paul. Good my lord, forbear:

Gave hope, thou wast in being, -have preserv'd
The ruddiness upon her lip is wet;

Myself to see the issue.
You'll mar it, if you kiss it; stain yonr own

Paul. There's time enough for that;
With oily painting. Shall I draw the curtain ? Lest they desire, upon this push, to trouble
Leon. No, not these twenty years.

Your joys with like relation, -Go together,
Per. So long could I

Yon precious winners all; your exultation
Standby, a looker on,

Partake to every one! I, an old tartle,
Paul. Either forbear,

Will wing me to some wither'd bough; and there
Quit presently the chapel; or resolve yon

My mate, that's never to be found again,
For more amazement! If you can behold it, Lament, till I am lost.
I'll make the statue move indeed ; descend, Leon. O peace, Paulina !
And take you by the hand: but then you'll think, Thou should'st a husband take by my consent,
(Which I protest against, I am assisted

As I by thine, a wife: this is a match,
By wicked powers.

And made between's hy vows. Thou hast found mine;
Leon. What you can make her do,

But how, is to be question'd: for I saw her,
I am content to look on: what to speak,

As I thought, dead; and have, in vain, said many
I am content to hear; for 'tis as easy

A praver upon her grave: I'll not seek far
To make her speak, as move.

(For him, I partly know his mind, ) to find thee
Paul. It is requir’d,

Àu honourable husband: – come, Camillo,
You do awake yonr faith : then, all stand still ; And take her by the hand : whose worth and honesty
Orthose, that think, it is unlawful business,

Is richly noted, and here justified
I am about, let them depart.

By us, a pair of kings. — Let's from this place! -
Leon, Proceed!

What? - Look upon my brother;
No foot shall stir.

Paul. Music! awake her, strike! - (Music. That'e'er I put between your holy looks
'Tistime; descend; be stone no more ; approach; My ill suspicion.--- This your son-in-law,
Strike all that look upon with marvel! Come ; And son unto the king, (whom heavens directing)
I'll fill your grave up: stir; nay, come away; Is troth-plight to your daughter.—Good Paulina,
Bequeath to death your numbness, for from him Lead us from hence ; where we may leisurely
Dear life redeems you.— You perceive, she stirs : Each one demand, and answer to his part

[Hermione comes down from the pedestal. Perform'd in this wide gap of time, since first Start not! her actions shall be holy, as,

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ANGELO, a goldsmith.
Axgeon, a merchant of Syracuse.

A Merchant, friend to Antipholus of Syracuse.

Twin brothers, and Piscu, a schoolmaster, and a conjurer.
ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus, sons to Aegeon and Aemilia, wife to Aegeon, an abbess at Ephesus.
ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse, Acmilia, but unknown Adriana, wife to Antipholus of Ephesus.

to each other, LUCIANA, her sister.
DROMO of Ephesus,

Twin brothers, and Luce, her servant,
Dronio of Syracuse,

attendants on the two A Courtezan.

Gaoler, Officers, and other Attendants.
BALTHAZAR, a merchant.

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And soon, and safe, arrived, where I was.

There she had not been long, but she became
SCENEI.-shall in the Duke's palace. A joyful mother of two goodly sons ;
Enter Duke, Aegeox, Gaoler, Officers, and other And, which was strange, the one so like the other,

As could not be distinguish'd but by names.
Aege. Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall, That very hour, and in the selfsame inn,
And, by the doom of death, end woes and all ! A poor mean woman was delivered

Duke. Merchant of Syracusa, plead no more! of such a burden, male twins, both alike.
I am not partial to infringe our laws :

Those, for their parents were exceeding poor,
The enmity and discord, which of late

I bought, and brought up to attend my sons.
Sprang from the rancorous outrage of your duke My wife, not meanly proud of two such boys,
To merchants, our well-dealing countrymen,- Made daily motions for our home returu:
Who, wanting gilders to redeem their lives, Unwilling I agreed; alas, too soon.
Have sealed his rigorous statutes with their bloods,- We came aboard :
Excludes all pity from our threat'ning looks. A league from Epidamnum had we sailid,
For, since the mortal and intestine jais

Before the always-wind-obeying deep
'Twixt thy seditious countrymen and us,

Gave any tragic instance of our harm:
It hath in solemn synods been decreed,

But longer did we not retain much hope;
Both by the Syracusans and ourselves,

For what obscured light the heavens did grant,
To admit no traffic to our adverse towns :

Did but convey unto our fearful minds
Nay, more,

A doubtful warrant of immediate death;
If any, born at Ephesus, be seen

Which, though myself would gladly have embracid,
At any Syracusan marts and fairs,

Yet the incessant weepings of my wife,
Again, if any Syracusan born

Weeping before for what she saw must come,
Come to the bay of Ephesus, he dies,

And piteous plainings of the pretty babes,
His goods confiscate to the duke's dispose;

That mourn'd for fashion, ignorant, what to fear,
Unless a thousand marks belevied,

Forc'd me to seek delays for them and me,
To quit the penalty, and to ransome him.

And this it was,- for other means was none.
Thy substance, valued at the highest rate,

The sailors sought for safety by our boat,
Cannot amount unto a hundred marks;

And left the ship, then sinking-ripe, to us.
Therefore, by law thou art coudemn’d to die. My wife, more careful for the latter-born,
dege. Yet this my comfort; when your words are Had fasten’d him unto a small spare mast,

Such as sea-faring men provide for stornis;
My woes end likewise with the evening sun. To him one of the other twins was bound,

Ďuke. Well, Syracusan, say, in brief, the canse Whilst I had been like heedful of the other.
Why thou departedst from thy native home, The children thus dispos'd, my wife and I,
And for what cause thou cam'st to Ephesus. Fixing our eyes on whom our care was fix'd,

dege. A heavier task could not have been impos’d, Fasteu'd ourselves at either end the mast,
Than I to speak my griefs unspeakable :

And floating straight, obedient to the stream,
Yet that the world may witness, that my end Were carried towards Corinth, as we thought.
Was wrought by natare, not by vile offence, At length the sun, gazing upon the earth,
I'll after, what my sorrow gives me leave.

Dispers'd those vapours that offended us,
In Syracusa was I born, and wed

And, by the benefit of his wish'd light,
Unto a woman, happy but for me,

The seas wax'd calm, and we discovered
And by me too, had not our bap been bad.

Two ships from far making amain to us,
With her I liv'd in joy; our wealth increas’d, Of Corinth that, of Epidaurus this:
By prosperous voyages I often made

But ere they came, - 0, let me say no more!
To Epidamnum, 'till my factor's death;

Gather the sequel by that went before!
And he(great care of goods at random left) Duke. Nay, forward, old man, do not break off so!
Drew me from kind embracements of my spouse: For we may pity, though not pardon thee.
From whom my absence was not six months old, dege. O, had the gods done so, I had not now
Before herself (almost at fainting under

Worthily term'd them merciless to us!
The pleasing punishment, that women bear,) For, ere the ships could meet by twice five leagues,
Had made provision for her following me,

We were encounter'd by a mighty rock;

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Peruse the traders, gaze upon the buildings, Our helpful ship was splitted in the midst,

And then return, and sleep within mine inn;
So that, in this unjust divorce of us,

For with long travel I am stiff and weary.
Fortune had left to both of us alike
What to delight in, what to sorrow for.

Dro. S. Many a man would take you at your word, Her part, poor soul! seeming as burdened

And goindeed, having so good a mean.[Exit Dromio S. With lesser weight, but not with lesser woe,

Ant. S. A trusty villain, sir, that very oft, Was carried with more speed before the wind; When I am dull with care and melancholy, And in our sight they three were taken up

Lightens my humour with his merry jests. By fishermen of Corinth, as we thought.

What, will you walk with me about the towy,
At length, another ship had seiz'd on us,

And then go to my inn, and dine with me?
And, knowing whom it was their hap to save, Mer. I am invited, sir, to certain merchants,
Gave helpful welcome to their shipwreck'd guests, Of whom I hope to make much benefit;
And would have reft the fishers of their prey, I crave your pardon. Soon, at five o'clock,
Had not their bark been very slow of sail;

Please you, I'll meet vith you upon the mart,
And therefore homeward did they bend their course. And afterwards consort you till bed-time;
Thus have you heard me sever'd from my bliss; My present business calls me from you now.
That by mistortunes was my life prolong'd, Ant. S. Farewell till then! I will golose myself,
To tell sad stories of my own mishaps.

And wander up and down, to view the city. Duke. And, for the sake of them thou sorrowest for, Mer. Sir, I commend you to your own content. Do me the favour, to dilate at full

(Exit Merchant. What hath befall’n of them, and thee, till now! Ant. S. He, that commends me to mine own content, Aege. My youngest boy, and yet my eldest care, Commends me to the thing, I cannot get. At eighteen years became inquisitive

I to the world am like a drop of water, After his brother, and importun'd me,

That in the ocean seeks another drop, That his attendant, (for his case was like,

Who, falling there to find his fellow forth, Reft of his brother, but retain'd his name,) Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself. Might bear lim company in the quest of him : Sol, to find a mother, and a brother, Whom whilst I labour'd of a love to see,

In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself. I hazarded the loss of whom I lov'd.

Enter Dromio of Ephesus. Five summers have I spent in furthest Greece, Here comes the almanac of my true date. Roaming clean through the bounds of Asia, What now? How chance, thou art return'd so soon? And, coasting homeward, came to Ephesus ;

Dro. E. Return'd so soou! rather approach'd too Hopeless to find, yet loath to leave unsought,

late: Or that, or any place that harbours men.

The capon barns, the pig falls from the spit; But here must end the story of my life,

The clock has strucken twelve upon the bell, And happy were I in my timely death,

My mistress made it one upon my cheek: Could all my travels warrant me, they live. She is so hot, because the meat is cold;

Duke. Hapless Aegeon, whom the fates have mark'd The meat is cold, because you come not home ; To bear the extremity of dire mishap!

You come not home, because you have no stomach; Now, trust me, were it not against our laws,

You have po stomach, having broke your fast;
Against my crown, my oath, my dignity,

But we, that know what'tis to fast and pray,
Which princes, would they, may not disannul, Are penitent for your default to-day.
My soul should sue as advocate for thee.

Ant. S. Stop in your wind, sir! tell me this, I pray: But though thou art adjudged to the death,

Where have you left the money, that I gave you? And passed sentence may not be recall’d,

Dro. E. 0,-sixpence, that I had o' Wednesday last, But to our honour's great disparagement,

Το "pay the saddler for my mistress'crupper? Yet will I favour thee in what I can.

The saddler had it, sir, I kept it not. Therefore, merchant, I'll limit theo this day,

Ant. S. I am not in a sportive humour now: To seek thy help by beneficial help.

Tell me,

and dally not, where is the money? Try all the friends thou hast in Ephesus;

We being strangers here, how dar’st thou trust Beg thou, or borrow, to make up the sum,

So great a charge from thine own custody? And live; if not, then thou art doom'd to die. - Dro. E. I pray you, jest, sir, as you sit at dinner: Gaoler, take him to thy custody !

I from my mistress come to you in post; Gaol. I will, my lord.

If I return, I shall be postindeed; dege. Hopeless, and helpless, doth Aegeon wend, For she will score your fault npon my pate. But to procrastinate his lifeless end. (Exeunt. Methinks, your maw, like mine, should be your clock,

And strike you-home without a messenger.
SCENE II. – A public place.

Ant. S. Come, Dromio, come, these jests are out of
Enter ANTIPHOLUS and Dromio of Syrucuse, and a season;

Reserve them till a merrier hour than this! Mer. Therefore, give out, you are of Epidamnum, Where is the gold, I gave in charge to thee? Lest that your goods too soon be confiscate.

Dro. E. To me, sir? why you gave no gold to me. This very day, a Syracusan merchant

Ant. S. Come on, sir knave, have done your fooIs apprehended for arrival here,

lishness, And not being able to buy out his life,

And tell me, how thou hast dispos'd thy charge. According to the statute of the town,

Dro. E. My charge was but to fetch you from the Dies, erethe weary sun set in the west.

mart There is your money, that I had to keep.

Home to your house, the Phoenix, sir, to dinner; Ant. S. Go bear it to the Centaur, where we host, My mistress, and her sister, stay for you. And stay there, Dromio, till I come to thee!

Ant. s. Now, as I am a Christian, answer me, Within this hourit will be dinner-time:

In what safe place you have bestow'd my money; Till that, I'll view the magners of the town,

Or I shall break that merry scouce of yours,

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