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Ant. S. This purse of ducats I received from you, And Dromio my man did bring them me. I see, we still did meet each other's man, And I was ta'en for him, and he for me; And thereupon these errors are arose.

Ant. E. These ducats pawn I for my father here. Duke. It shall not need; thy father hath his life. Cour. Sir, I must have that diamond from you. Ant. E. There, take it; and much thanks for my good cheer.

Abb. Renowned duke, vouchsafe to take the pains To go with us into the abbey here,


And hear at large discoursed all our fortunes :-
And all that are assembled in this place,
That by this sympathised one day's error
Have suffer'd wrong, go, keep us company,
And we shall make full satisfaction.-
Twenty-five years have I but gone in travail
Of you, my sons; until this present hour,
My heavy burden not delivered.—

The duke, my husband, and my children both,
And you, the calendars of their nativity,1

Go to a gossip's feast, and go with me ;

After so long grief such nativity!

Duke. With all my heart, I'll gossip at this feast. [Exeunt Duke, Abbess, Egeon, Courtezan, Merchant, Angelo, and Attendants.

Addressing the two Dromios, who were born on the same

day with their masters.

Dro. S. Master, shall I fetch your stuff 1 from ship-board ?

Ant. E. Dromio, what stuff of mine hast thou embark'd?

Dro. S. Your goods, that lay at host, sir, in the Centaur.

Ant. S. He speaks to me. I am your master,


Come, go with us; we 'll look to that anon :
Embrace thy brother there; rejoice with him.

[Exeunt Ant. S. and E. Adr. and Luc. Dro. S. There is a fat friend at your master's house,

That kitchen'd me for you to-day at dinner :
She now shall be my sister, not my wife.

Dro. E. Methinks, you are my glass, and not my brother.

I see by you, I am a sweet-faced youth.
Will you walk in to see their gossiping?

Dro. S. Not I, sir; you are my elder.

Dro. E. That's a question: how shall we try it? Dro. S. We'll draw cuts for the senior: till then, lead thou first.

Dro. E. Nay, then thus:

We came into the world like brother and brother;

And now let's go hand in hand, not one before an[Exeunt.


1 Baggage.


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