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Luce. Have at you with another: that's, Be rul'd by me; depart in patience,
And let us to the Tiger all to dinner: Dro. S. If thy name be call'd Luce, Luce, And, about evening, come yourself alone, thou hast answer'd him well.
To know the reason of this strange restrainti Ant. E. Do you hear, you minion ? you'll let If by strong band you offer to break in, us in, I hope ?
Now in the stirring passage of the day, Luce. I thought to have ask'd you.
A vulgar comment will be made on it; Dro. S. And you said, no.
And that suppos'd by the common rout Dro. E. So, come, help; well struck; there Against your yet ungalled estimation, was blow for blow.
That may with foul intrusion enter in, Ant E. Thou baggage, let me in.
And dwell upon your grave wben you are Luce. Can you tell for whose sake ? For slander lives upon succession ; (dead: Dro. E. Master, knock the door hard. For ever hous'd, where it once gets possession. Luce. Let him knock till it ake.
Ant. E. You have prevail'd; I will depart Ant. E. You'll cry for this, minion, if I beat
in quiet, the door down.
And, in despight of mirth, mean to be merry. Luce. What needs all that, and a pair of 1 know a wench of excellent discourse, stocks in the town?
Pretty and witty : wild, and, yet too, gentle ;Adr. [Within.) Who is that at the door, that There will we dine: this woman that I mean, keeps all this noise ?
My wife (but, 1 protest, without desert,) Dro. S. By my troth, your town is troubled Hath oftentimes upbraided me withal; with unruly boys.
To her will we to dinner.-Get you home, Ans. E. Are you there wife? you might have and fetch the chain; by this," I know, 'tis come before.
Bring it, I pray you, to the Porcupine; (made: Adr. Your wife, Sir knave! go, get you from For there's the house ; that chain will I bestov the door.
(Be it for nothing but to spite my wife,) Dro. E. If you went in pain, master, this Upon mine hostess there : good Sir, make knave would go sore.
haste : Ang. Here is neither cheer, Sir, nor we! Since mine own doors refuse to entertain me,
come; we would fain have either. I'll knock elsewhere, to see if they'll disdain Bal. In debating which was best, we shall part* with neither.
Ang. I'll meet you at that place, some bour Dro. E. They stand at the door, master; bid
hence. them welcome hither.
Ant. E. Do so; This jest shall cost me some Int. E. There is something in the wind, that
expense. we cannot get in.
SCENE II.-The same. ro. E. You would say so, master, if your garments were thin.
Euter Luciana, and ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse. Your cake here is warm within ; you stand Luc. And may it be that you have quite forhere in the cold:
got It would make a man mad as a back, to be so A husband's office ? shall, Antipholus, hate, bought and sold.t
Even in the spring of love, thy love-springs! Ant. B. Go, fetch me something, I'll break
rot? ope the gate.
Shall love, in building, grow 50 ruinate ? Dro. S. Break any breaking here, and I'll If you did wed my sister for her wealth, break your knave's pate.
Then, for her wealth's sake, use her with Dro. E. A man may break a word with you, more kindess :
Sir; and words are but wind; Or, if you like elsewhere, do it by stealth ; Ay, and break it in your face, so he break it Mufile your false love with some show of not behind.
blindness : Dro. S. It seems, thou wantest breaking; Let pot my sister roed it in your eye; Out upon thee, hind!
Be not thy tongue thy own shame's orator; Dro. E. Here's too much, out upon thee! I Look sweet, speak fair, become disloyalty ; pray thee, let me in.
Apparel vice like virtue's harbinger : Dro. S. Ay, when fowls have no feathers, Bear a fair presence, though
your heart be and fish have no fin.
tainted; Ant. E. Well, I'll break in; Go borrow me Teach sin the carriage of a holy saint ; (ed?
Be secret-false : What need she been acquaintDro. E. A crow without a feather; master, What simple thief brags of his own attaint? mean you so ?
[a feather: 'Tis double wrong, to truant with your bed, For a fish without a fin, there's a fowl without And let her read it in thy looks at board : If a crow help us in, sirrah, we'll pluck a crow Shame hath a bastard fame, well managed ; together.
Jal deeds are doubled with an evil word. Ant. E. Go, get thee gone, fetch me an iron Als, poor women! make us not believe,
Being compact of credit, that you love us; Bal. Have patience, Sir; 0, let it not be so ; | Though others have the arm, show us the Horein you war against your reputation,
sleeve; And draw within the compass of suspect
We in your motion turn, and you may move The unviolated honour of your wiie.
Then, gentle brother, get you in again; (us. Once this,-Your long experience of her wis- Comfort my sister, cheer her, call her wife : Her sober virtue, years, and modesty, (dom, | 'Tis holy sport, to be a little vain, Plead on her part some cause to you unknown; When the sweet breath of flattery conquers And donbt not, Sir, but she will well excuse Why at this time the doors are made against you.
* By this time,
Love-springs are young plants or shoots of lore. A proverbial phrase.
1. e. Being made altogether of credality. 11... Madi fast
Vaid, is bight of tongue.
Ant. S. Sweet mistress, (what your name is Dro. S. Marry, Sir, besides myself, I am due else I know not,
to a woman ; one that claims me, one that Nor by what wonder you do hit on mine,) baunts me, one that will have me, Less, in your knowledge, and your grace, you
Ant. S. What claim lays she to thee? show not,
(divine. Dro. S. Marry, Sir, such claim as you would Than our earth's wonder; more than earth lay to your horse; and she would have me as a Teach me, dear creature, how to think and beast í not that, I being a beast, she would have speak;
me; but that she, being a very beastly creature, Lay open to my earthly gross conceit, lays claim to me. Smother'd in errors feeble, shallow, weak, Ant. S. What is she?
The folded meaning of your words' deceit. Dro. S. A very reverent body; ay, such a Against my soul's pure truth why labour you, one as a man may not speak of, without he say,
To make it wander in an unknown field? sir-reverence: I have but lean luck in the Are you a god ? would you create me new ? match, and yet is she a wondrous fat marriage ?
Transform me then, and to your power I'll Ant. S. How dost thou mean, a fat marriage ? But if that I am I, then well I know, [yield. Dro. S. Marry, Sir, she's the kitchen-wench,
Your weeping sister is no wife of mine. and all grease: and I know not what use to Nor to her bed no homage do I owe;
put her to, but to make a lamp of her, and run Far more, far more, to you do I decline. from ber by her own light. I warrant, her 0, train me not, sweet mermaid," with thy rags, and the tallow in them, will burn a Po. note,
land winter: if she lives till doomsday, she'll To drown ine in thy sister's Mood of tears ; burn a week longer than the whole world. Sing, siren, for thyself, and I will dote:
Ant. S. What complexion is she of ? Spread o'er the silver waves thy golden Dro. S. Swart,“ like my shoe, but her face hairs,
nothing like so clean kept ; For why ? she And as a bed I'll take thee, and there lie ; sweats, a man may go over shoes in the grime
And, in that glorious supposition, think of it. He gains by death, that bath such means to Ant. S. That's a fault that water will mend. die:
Dro. S. No, Sir, 'tis in grain ; Noah's flood Let love, being light, be drowned if she sink! could not do it. Luc. What, are you mad, that you do reason
Ant. S. What's her name? so
Dro. S. Nell, Sir ;-but her name and three Ant. S. Not mad, but mated ;t how, I do quarters, that is, an ell and three quarters, will not know.
not measure her froin bip to hip. Lue. It is a fault that springeth from your
Ant. S. Then she bears some breadth ? eye.
Dro. S No longer from head to foot, than „Ant. S. For gazing on your beams, fair sun, from hip to hip: she is spherical, like a globe ; being by.
I could find out countries in her. Lue. Gaze where you should, and that will Ant S. In what part of her body stands Ireclear your sight.
land? Ant. S. As good to wink, sweetlove, as look Dro. S. Marry, Sir, in ber buttock's: I found on night.
it out by the bogs. Luc. Why call you me love ! call my sister
Ant. S. Where Scotland ?
Dro. S. I found it by the barrenness: hard, in Ant. S. Thy sister's sister.
the palm of the hand. Luc. That's my sister
Ant. S. Where France ? Ant. S. No;
Dro. S. In her forehead; arm'd and revertIt is thyself, mine own sell's better part ; ed, making war against her hair. Mine eye's clear eye, my dear heart's dearer Ant. S. Where England ? heart ;
[aim, Dro. S. I look'd for the chalky cliffs, but I My food, my fortune, and my sweet hope's could find no whiteness in them: but I guess, My sole earth's heaven, and my heaven's claim. it stood in her chin, by the salt rheum that ran
Luc. All this my sister is, or else should be. between France and it.
Ant. S. Where Spain ?
Dro. S. Faith, I saw it not; but I felt it, hot There will I love, and with thee lead my life ; in her breath. Thou hast no husband yet, nor I no wife: Ant. S. Where America, the Indies ? Give me thy hand.
Dro. S. 0, Sir, upon her nose, all o'er emLuc. O soft, Sir, hold you still :
bellished with rubies, carbuncles, sapphires, I'll fetch my sister, to get her good will. declining their rich aspect to the hot breath
(Exit. Luc. of Spain; who sent whole armadas of carrack st
to be ballast to her nose. Enter from the house of ANTIPHOLUs of Ephesus, Ant. S. Where stood Belgia, the NetherDromio of Syracuse.
lands? Ant. S. Why, how now, Dromio ? where
Dro. S. O, Sir, I did not look so low. To run'st thou so fast?
conclude this drudge, or diviner, laid claim Dro. S. Do you know me, Sir ? am I Dro- to me; called me Dromio; swore, I was asmio ? am I your man? am I myself?
sur'dt to her; told me what privy marks I had Ant. S. Thou art Dromio, thou art my man,
about me, as the mark on my shoulder, the thou art thyself.
mole in my neck, the great wart on my left Dro. $. I am an ass, I am a woman's man, arm, that I, amazed, ran from her as a witch: and besides myself.
and, I think, if my breast had not been made Ant. S. What woman's man? and how be of faith, and my heart of steel, she had transsides thyself?
formed me to a curtail-dog ,and made me tura
i'the wheel. * Mermaid for giren. t1.e. Confounded.
Large ships Allianced.
V A turn-spit. Vol. I. QG
Ant. S. Go, hie thee presently, post to the Enter ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus, and DROMO of road;
Ephesus. And if the wind blow any way from shore, offi. That labour may you save; see where I will not harbour in this town to-night.
he comes. If any bark put forth, come to the mart,
Ant. E. While I go to the goldsmith's house, where I will walk, till thou return to me. If every one know us, and we know none, And buy a rope's end ; that will I besto 1 Tis time, I think, to trudge, pack, and be Among my wife and her confederates. gone.
For locking me out of doors by day — Dro. S. As from bear to a man would run for But soft, I see the goldsmith :-get thee gone; life,
Buy thou a rope, and bring it home to me. So fly! from her that would be my wife. Dro. E. I buy a thousand pound a year! I
[Erit DROMIO. Ant. S. There's none but witches do inhabit Ant. E. A man is well holp up, that trusts here;
to you: And therefore 'tis high time that I were hence. I promised your presence, and the chain ; She, that doth call me husband, even my soul But neither chain, nor goldsmith, came to me! Doth for a wife abhor: but her fair sister, Belike, you thought our love would last too Possess'd with such a gentle sovereign grace,
long, Of such enchanting presence and discourse, If it were chain'd together: and therefore Hath almost made me traitor to myself:
came not. But, lest myself be guilty to self wrong,
Ang. Saving your merry lumour, here's I'll stop mine ears against the mermaid's song.
(carrat; How much your chain weighs to the utmost Enter ANGELO.
The fineness of the gold, and chargeful fashion; Ang. Master Antipholus ?
Which doth amount to three old ducats more Ant. S. Ay, that's my name.
That I stand debted to this gentleman; Ang. I know it well, Sir: Lo, liere is the pray you, see him presently discharg’d, chain ;
For he is bound to sea, and stays but for it. I thought to have ta’en you at the Porcupine :
Ant. E. I am not surnish'd with the present The chain unfinish'd made me stay thus long.
money: Ant. S. What is your will, that'I should do Besides, I have some business in the town: with this?
Good segnior take the stranger to my house, Ing. What please yourself, Sir ; 1 have And with you take the chain, and bid my wife made it for you.
Disburse the sum on the receipt thereof; Ant. S. Made it for me, Sir! I bespoke it Perchance. I will* be there as soon as you. not.
Ang. Then you will bring the chaiu to trer Ing. Not once, nor twice, but twenty times
Ant. E. Nv; bear it with you lest I come Go home with it, and please your wife withal ;
not time e ough And soon at supper-time I'll visit you,
Ang. Well, Sir, I will: Have you the chain And then receive my money for the chain.
about you ? Ant. S. I pray you, Sir, receive the money
Anl. E. An if I have not, Sir I hope you
have; Forfear you ne'er see chain, nor money, more.
Or else you may return without your money. Ang. You are a merry man, Sir ; fare you
Ang. Nay, come I pray you, Sir, give me well.
the chain; Ant. S. What I should think of this, I cannot Both wind and tide stays for this gentleman, tell;
And I, to blame, have held bim here too long. But this I think, there's no man is so vain,
Ant. E, Good lord, you use this dalliance, That would refuse so fair an ofier'd chain.. I see, a man here needs not live by shifts,
Your breach of romise to the Porcupine : When in the streets he meets such golden gifts. I should have chid you for not bringing it, I'll to the mart, and there for Dromio stay ;
But, like a shrew, you first began to brawl. If any ship putout, then straight away. (Exit.
Mer. The hour steals on; I pray you, Sir,
despatch. ACT IV.
Ang. You hear, how he importunes me; the SCENE 1.- The sami.
Ant E. Why, give it to my wife, and fetch Enter a MERCHANT, Angelo and an OFFICER.
your money Mer. You know, since pentecost the sum is
Ang. Come, come, you know I gave it you due,
[tokien. And since I have not much importun'd you;
Either send the chain, or send me by some Nor now I had not, but that I am bound
Ant E. Fie! now you run this humour out To Perzia, and want gilders* for my voyage : Come, where's the chain ? I pray you let me
of breath: Therefore make present satisfaction, Or I'll attach you by this officer.
Mer. My business cannot brook this dalAng. Even just the sum, that I do owe to God Sir, say, whe’ryou'll answer me, or noi
liance ; Is growingt to me by Antipholus ; [you, And, in the instant that I met with you,
If not, I'll leave him to the officer. Ile had of me a chain ; at five o'clock,
Ant. E, I answer you! What should I aní sball receive the money for the same:
swer you? Pleaseth you walk with me down to his house,
Ang. The money, that you owe me for the I will discharge my bond, and thank you too.
Ani. E. I owe you none, till I receive the
chain, A coin † Accruin
* I shall
you have :
Ang. You know I gave it you half an hour, What observation mad'st thou in this case, since.
Of his heart's metors tilting in his face ?* .Int. E. You gave me none; you wrong Luc. First, he denied you had in him no me much to say so.
right. Ang. You wrong me more in denying it; Adr. He meant, he did me none; the more Consider how it stands upon my credit.
my spite. Mr. Well officer, arrest him at my suit. Lue. Then swore he, that he was a stranger Offi. I do; and charge you in the duke's name, here. to obey me.
Adr. And true he swore, though yet forsworn Ang. This touches me in reputation :
he were. Either consent to pay this sum for me,
Luc. Then pleaded I for you Or I attach you by this officer.
Adr. And what said he ? Ant. E. Consent \o pay thee that I neverhad! Luc. That love I begg’d for you, he begg'd. Arrest me, foolish fellow, if thou dar’st.
of me. Ang. Here is thy fee ; arrest him officer; Adr. With what persuasion did he tempt thy I would not spare my brother in this case,
love ? If he should scorn me so apparently.
Luc. With words, that in an honest suit Offi. I do arrest you, Sir; you hear the suit.
might move. Ant. E. I do obey thee, till I give thee First, he did praise my beauty; then my speech bail :
Adr. Did'st speak him fair? But, sirrah, you shall buy this sport as dear Luc. Have patience, I beseecb, As all the metal in you shop will answer. Adr. I cannot, nor I will not, hold me stil);
Ang. Sir, Sir, I shall have law in Ephesus, My tongue, though not my heart, shall have To your notorions shame, I doubt it not.
his will Enter DRomio of Syracuse.
He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,t Dro. S. Master, there is a bark of Epidam
IIl-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind; num, That stays but till her owner comes aboard,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind. And then, Sir, bears away : our fraughtage, * No evil lost is wail'd when it is gone.
Luc. Who would be jealous then of such a Sir,
[one? I have convey'd aboard ; and I have bought
Adr. Ah! but I think him better than I say, The oil, the balsamum, and acqua-vitæ.
And yet would herein others' eyes were The ship is in her trim; the merry wind [all Far from her nest the lapwing cries away ; Blows fair from land: they stay for nought at But for their owner, master, and yourself
My heart prays for him, though my tongue
do curse. Ant. E. How now! a madan! Why thou peevish sheep,
Enter Dronio of Syracuse. What ship of Epidamnum stays for me ?
Dro. S. Here, go; the desk, the purse; sweet Dro. S. A ship you sent me to, to hire waf
now, make haste. tage. Ant. E. Thou drunken slave, I sent thee for
Luc. How hast thou lost thy breath ?
Dro. S. By running fast. a rope; And told thee to what purpose and what end.
Adr. Where is thy master, Dromio ? is he
well ? Dro. S. You sent me, Sir, for a rope's end,
Dro. S. No he's in tartar limbo, worse than
hell : You sent me to the bay, Sir, for a bark. Ant. E. I will debate this matter at more One, whose hard heart is button'd up with
A devil in an everlasting garment|| hath him leisure, And teach your ears to listen with more heed. A wolf
, nay, worse, a fellow all in buff;
A fiend, a fairy, pitiless and rough: (steel; To Adriana, villain, hie thee straight :
A back-friend, a shoulder-clapper, one than Give her this key, and tell her, in the desk
countermands That's cover'd o'er with Turkish tapestry,
[lands ; There is a purse of ducats: let her send it;
The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow Tell her, I am arrested in the street,
A hound that runs counter, and yet draws dryAnd that shall bail me; hie thee, slave; be one that, before the judgment, carries poor
foot well ; On, officer, to prison till it come. [gone.
souls to hell.
Adr. Why, man, what is the matter?
Dro. S. I do not know the matter ? he is Where Dowsabel did claim me for her hus.
'rested on the case. band :
Adr. What, is he arrested? tell me, at whose
suit. She is too biy, I hope, for me to compass.
Dro. S. I know not at whose suit be is ar
that can I tell : SCENE II.-- The same.
Will you send him, mistress, redemption, the
money in the desk ? Enter ADRIANA and LUCIANA.
* An allusion to the redness of the nothera lights, liken. Adr. Ah, Luciana, did he tempt thee so ? ed to the appearance of armies. Might'st thou perceive austerely in bis eye † Dry, withered That he did plead in earnest, yea or no ? [ly?
Marked by nature with deformity.
O Who crieth most where her nest is not Look'd he or red, or pale; or sad or merri
fi The officers in those days wero clad in bull, which isy
also a cant expression for a man's skin.. • Freight, cargo. † Silly. Carriage.
1 Hell was the cant terug for yison.
Adr. Go fetch it, sister.- This I wonder at, breaks his band; one that thinks a man always
Erit LUCIANA. going to bed, and says, God give you good That he, unknown to me, should be in debt : rest. Tell me, was he arresteted on a band ? *
Ant. S. Well, Sir, there 'rest in your foolery. Dro. S. Not on a band, but on a stronger Is there any ship puts forth to-night? may we thing:
be gone ? A chain, a chain ; do you not hear it ring? Dro. S. Why, Sir, I brought you word an Adr. What, the chain ?
hour since, that the bark expedition put forth Dro. S. No, no, the bell : 'tis time, that I to night ? and then were you hindered by the were gone.
sergeant, to tarry for the hoy, Delay: Here It was two ere I left him, and now the clock are the angels that you sent for, to deliver you. strikes one.
Ant s. The fellow is distract, and so aml; Adr. The hours come back! that did I never And here we wander in allusions : hear.
Some blessed power deliver us from hence! Dro. S. O yes, If any hour meet a sergeant,
Enter a COURTEZAN. a'turns back for very fear.
Cour. Well met, well met, master Antipbo. Adr. As if time were in debt! how fondly
lus, dost thou reason ?
I see, Sir, you have found the goldsmith now; Dro. S. Time is a very bankrupt, and owes Is that the chain you promis'd me to-day? more than he's worth to season.
Ant. S. Satan, avoid! I charge thee tempt Nay he's a thief too : Have you not heard men
me not! say,
Dro. S. Master, is this mistress Satan? That time comes stealing on by night and day? Ant. S. It is the devil. If he be in debt, and theft, and a sergeant in Dro. S. Nay, she is worse, she is the devil's
day ? | dam; and here she comes in the habit of a light Hath he not reason to turn back an hour in a wench; and thereof comes, that the wench Enter LUCIANA.
es say, God dam me, that's as much as to say, Adr. Go, Dromio ; there's the money, bear God make me a light wench. It is written, they it straight;
appear to men like angels of light : light is an And bring thy master home immediately.-- effect of fire, and fire will burn ; ergo, light Come sister; I am press'd down with conwenches will burn ; Coine not near her. ceit it
Cour. Your man and you are marvellous Conceit, my comfort, and my injury.
here. [Exeunt. Will you go with me? We'll mend our dinner SCENE III.- The same.
Dro. S. Master, If you do expect spoon. Enter ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse.
meat, or bespeak a long spoon.
Ant. S. Why Dromio ? Ant. S. There's not a man I meet, but doth
Dro. S. Marry, he must have a long spoon. salute me
that must eat with the devil. As if I were there well acquainted friend; Ant. S. Avoid them, fiend! why tell'st thoa And every one doth call me by my name. me of supping : Some tender money to me, some invite me; Thou art, as you are all; a sorceress : Some other give me thanks for kindnesses;
I conjure thee to leave me, and be gone. Some offer me commodities to buy : Even now a tailor call'd me in his shop, [me,
Cour. Give me the ring of mine you had et
dinner, And show'd me silks that he had bought for Or, for my diamond, the chain you promiss'd And, therewithal, took measure of my body. Sure, these are but immaginary wiles,
And I'll be gone, Sir; and not trouble you.
Dio. S. Some devils ask but the paring of And Lapland sorceres inhabit here.
one's nail, Enter DR Mio of Syracuse.
A rush, a hair, a drop of blood, a pin, Dro. S. Master, here's the gold you sent me
A nut a cherry-stone: but she more covetous, for: What, have you got the picture of old Master, be wise ; and if you give it her,
Would have a chain. Adam new apparelled ? Ant. S. What gold is this ? what Adam dost The devil will shake her chain, and fright us tbou mean?
with it. Dro. S. Not that Adam, that kept the para
Cour. I pray you, sir, the ring or else the dise, but that Adam, that keeps the prison :
chain; he that goes in the calf's skin that was killed I bope, you do not mean to cheat me so. for the prodigal; he that came behind you, Sir,
Ant. S. Avaunt, thou witch! Come Dromio like an evil angel, and bid you forsake your liberty.
Dro. S. Fly pride, says the peacock: MisAnt. S. I understand thee not.
tress, that you know.
Exeunt. ANT. and Dro. Dro. S. No? why, 'tis a plain case: he that went like a base viol, in a case of leather; the Else would he never so demean himself :
Cour. Now, out of doubt, Antipholusis mad man Sir, that, when gentleman are tired; A ring he hath of mine worth forty ducats; gives them a fob, and rests 'them; he Sir, that And for the same he promised me a chain! takes pity on decayed inen, and gives them Both one, and other he denotes me now. suits of durance ; he that sets up his rest to do The reason that I gather he is man, more exploits with his mace, than a morns- (Besides this present instance of his rage.) pike. Ant. S. What! thou mean'st an officer?
Is a mad tale, he told 10-day at dinner, Dro. S. Ay, Sir, the sergeant of the band; of his own doors being shut agaiust his enhe, that brings any man to answer it, that Belike his wife, acquainted with his fits,
On purpose shut the doors against bis way.
let us go