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Her part, peight, but not with lesser woe,

Was wrought by nature, not by vile offence, At length, another ship had seiz'd on us ;
I'll atter what my sorrow gives me leave. And, knowing whom it was their bap to save.
In Syracusa was I boro ; and wed

Gave helpful welcome to their shipwreck'd Unto a wompan, happy but for me,

guests; And by me too, bad not our hap been bad. And would bave reft. the flsbers of their prey, With her i liv'd in joy; our wealth increas'd, Had not their bark been very slow of sail, By prosperous voyages I often made

And therefore homeward did they bend their To Epidamnum, till my factor's death ;

course. And he (great care of goods at random left) Thus have you heard me sever'd from my bliss ; Drew me from kind embracements of my spouse : That by misfortunes was my life prolong'a From whom my absence was not six months old, To tell sad stories of my own mishaps. Before herself (almost at fainting, under

Duke. And, for the sake of thein thou sor. The pleasing punishment that women bear,)

rowest for, Had made provision for her following me, Do me the favour to dilate at full And soon, and sale, arrived where I was,

What bath befall'o of them, and thee, till now. There she had not been long, but she becaine Ege. My youngest boy, and yet my eldest A joyful mother of two goodly sons ;

care, And, which was strange, the one so like the At eighteen years became inquisitive other,

After his brother; and importun'd me, As could not be distinguish'd but by names. That his attendant, (for his case was like, That very hour, and in the self-same inu, Rest of his brother, but retain'd his name,) A poor mean woman was delivered

Might bear hinn company in the guest of him : Of such a burden, male twins, both alike : whom whilst I labour'd of a love to see, Those, for their parents were exceeding poor, I bazarded the loss of whom I lov'd. I bought, and brought up to attend my sons. Five summers have I spent in furthest Greece, My wife, not meanly proud of two such boys, Roaming clean + though the bounds of Asia, Made daily motious for our home return : And coasting homeward, came to Ephesus; Unwilling I agreed ; alas, too soon.

Hopeless to find, yet loath to leave unsought, We came aboard :

Or that, or any place that barbours men. A league from Epidamnum bad we sail'd, But here must end the story of my life ; Before the always-wind-obeying deep

And happy were I in my timely death, Gave any tragic instance of our barin :

Could all my travels warrant me they live. But longer did we pot retain much bope ;

Duke. Hapless Ægeon, whom the fates have For what obscured ligbt the heavens did grant

mark'd Did but convey onto our fearful minds

To bear the extremity of dire mishap ! A doublful warrant of immediate death;

Now, trust me, were it not against our laws, Which, though myself would gladly bave em Against my crown, my oath, niy dignity, brac'd,

Which princes, would they, may not disannul, Yet the incessant weepings of my wife,

My soul should sue as advocate for thee, Werping before for what she saw must come, But, though thou art adjudged to the death, And piteous plainings of the pretty babes, And passed sentence may not be recall's, That mourn' for fashion, ignorant what to fear, But to our honour's great disparagement, Forc'd me to seek delays for them and me.

Yet will I favour thee in wbat I can : And this it was,- for other means was none.- Therefore, mercbant, I'll limit thee this day, The sailors songht for safety by our boat, To seek thy help by beneficial belp : And left the ship, theu sinking-ripe, to us : Try all the friends thou hast in Ephesus ; My wife, more careful for the latter-born, Beg thou, or borrow, to make up the sum, Had fasten'd him upto a small spare mast, And live ; if not, then thou art doom'd to die :Such as sea-faring men provide for storms ; Jailer, take bim to thy custody. To bicu one of the other twins was bound, Jail. I will, my lord. Whilst I had been like heedful of the other. Æge. Hopeless, and helpless,

doth Ægeon The children thus dispos'd, my wife and I,

Fixing our eyes on whom our care was fix'd, But to procrastinate his lifeless end. (Ercunt.
Fasten'd ourselves at either end the mast;
And fioating straight, obedient to the stream,

SCENE II.-A public Place.
Were carried towards Corinth, as we thougbt.
At length the sun, gazing upon the eartb,

Enter ANTIPHOLUS and DROMIO of Syra. Dispers'd those vapours that offended us ;

cuse, and a MERCHANT. And, by the benefit of bis wish'd light,

Mer. Therefore, give out you are of EpiThe seas wax'd calm, and we discovered

damnum, Two ships from far making amaia to us,

Lest that your goods too soon be conoscate. of Corinth that, of Epidaurug this :

This very day, a Syracusan merchant
But ere they came,-0 let ine say no more! Is apprehended for arrival here ;
Cather the sequel by what went before.
Duke. Nay, forward, old man, do not break And, not being able to buy out his life,

According to the statute of the town,

Dies ere the weary sun set in the west.
For we may pity, though not pardon thee. There is your money that I had to keep.
Age. Oh! had the gods done so, I had not now
Worthily term'd them merciless to us!

Ant. S. Go bear it to the Centaur, I where

we lost,
For, ere the ships could meet by twice five and stay there, Dromio, till I come to thce.

Within this hour it will be dinner-time :
We were encouuter'd by a mighty rock ; Till that, I'll view the manners of the town,
Which being violently borne upon,

Peruse the traders, gaze upon the buildings,
Our belpful ship was splitted in the midst, And then return, and sleep withiu mine inn;
So that, in this anjust divorce of us,
Fortune bad left to both of us alike

For with long travel I am stiff and weary.

Get thee away. What to delight in, what to sorrow for.

Dro. S. Many a man would take you at yone soul! seeming as burdened

word, Nas carrieu with more speed before the wind;

And go indeed, having so good a mean,

(E.cit Dro. S. And in our sight they three were taken up By fishermen of Corinth, as we thought.

• Deprived.

• Clear, completely. • Natural affection.

The sign of their hotel.

off so;

Adr. How if your husband start some other

Ant. 8. A trusty villain, . Sir, that very oft, Dro. E. I have some marks of your's aper
When I am dull with care and melancholy,

my pate,
Liglitens my bumour with his inery jests. Some of my mistress' marks upon my shoulders,
What, will you walk with me about the town, But not a thousand marks between you both.-
Aud iben, go to my inn, and dine with me If I should pay your worship those again,
Mer. I am invited, Sir, to certain merebants, Percbance, you will not bear them paticotly

of whom I hope to make much benefit ;

Ant. S. Thy mistress' marks! what mistai, I crave your pardon. Soon, at five o'clock,

slave, hast thou ! Please you, I'll ineet with you upon the mart, + Dro. E. Your worship’s wife, my mistress at And afterwards consort you till bed-time;

the Pbænix ; My present business calls me from you now. She tbat doth fast, till you come home to dig. Ant. S. Farewell till theu : I will go lose

ner, myself,

And prays, that you will hie you bome to And wauder up and down, to view the city.

dinger. Mer. Sir, I commend you to your own con Ant. S. What, wilt thou fiout me thus uute tent. (Exit MERCHANT,

my face, Ant. S. He that commends me to mine own Being forbid; There, take you that, sir kazke. content,

Dro. E. What mean you, Sir 1 for God's sake, Commends me to the thing I cannot get.

bold your hands; I to the world am like a drop of water,

Nay, an you will not, Sir, I'll take my beels. That in the ocean seeks another drop ;

(Erit DRONI", L. Who, falling there to find his fellow forth, Ant. S. Upon my life, by some device of Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself :

So I, to find a mother and a brother,

The villain is o'er-raught of all my money.
In quest of thein, unhappy, lose myself. They say, this town is full of cozenage ;
Enter Drom10 of Ephesus.

As nimble jugglers, that deceive the eye,

Dark-working sorcerers, that change the wind, Here comes the almanack of my true date, Soul-killing witcbes, that deform the body What bow | How chance, thou art returu'd 80 Disguised cheaters, prating mountebanks, soon :

And many such like liberties of sin :
Dro. E. Return'd so soon ! rather approach's If it prove so, I will be gone the sooner.
too late :

I'll to the Centaur, to go seek this stave ;
The capon burus, the pig falls from the spit: I greatly fear, my money is not safe. (Ext.
The clock bath strucken twelve upon the bell,
My mistress made it one upon my cheek :
She is so bot, because the meat is cold :
The meat is cold, because you come not bome;

You come not home, because you have no

stomach ;
You have no stomach, baving broke your fast;

SCENE I.-A public place.
But we, that know wbat 'tis to fast and pray,

Enter A DRIANA, and Luciana.
Are penitent for your default to-day.
Ant. S. Stop in your wind, Sir ; tell me this, I

Adr. Neither my husband, por the stare le

turn'd, pray ;

(you ? That' in such haste I sent to seek his master ! Where bave you left the money that I gave Sure Luciana, it is two o'clock. Dro. E. Oh!-sixpence, that I had o'Wednes

Luc. Perhaps soine mercbant haid invited day last,

To pay the saddler for my mistress' crupper ; And from the mart he's somewhere gone to
The saddler had it, Sir, I kept it not.

Ant. s. I am not in a sportive bumour now : Good sister, let us dive, and never fret:
Tell me, and dally not, where is the money ?

A man is master of his liberty:
We being strangers here, how dar'st thou trust

Time is their master; and, when they we lime,
So great a charge from tbine own custody?
Dro. E. I pray you, jest, Sir, as you sit at

They'll go, or come: If so, be patient, sister.

Adr. Why should their liberty than our's bee dinner :

more ? I from my inistress come to you in post;

Luc. Because their business still lies til 11 I return, I shall be post indeed ;

For she will score your fault upon my pate.
Methinks your maw, like mine, sbould be your

Adr. Look, when I serve bim so, he tales !

And strike you home without a messenger.

Luc, Oh! know he is the bridle or guat

Ant. S. Come, Dromio, come, these jests Adr. There's none but asses, will be bridled

are out of season ;
Reserve thein till a merrier bour than this :
Where is the gold I gave in charge to thee !

Luc. Why, headstrong liberty is lasi'd with
Dro. E. To me, Šir ? why you gave so gold There's nothing, situate ander beaven's eze:

to me.
Ant. S. Come on, sic kaave, have done your The beasts, the fishes, and the winged for ls

But bath its bound, in earth, in sea, in sky:
And tell me, bow thou hast dispos's thy charge. Men, more divine, and nasters of all these,

Are their males' subject, and at their controls : Dro. E. My charge was but to fetch you from Lords of the wide world, and wild wal'ry seas,

the mart ' Home w your house, the Phænix, sir, to din. of more pre-eminence than fish and folo

lodued with intellectual sense and souls, ner;

Are masters to their females,

and their lords

: My mistress, and her sister, stay for you.

Then let your will attend on their accords.
Ant. $. Now, as I am a Cbristian, answer

Adr. This servitude makes you to keep 19. me,

wed. In what safe place you bave bestow'd my mo

Luc. Not this, but troubles of the marriage ney ;

bed. Or, I will break that merry sconce of your's, That stands on tricks when I am indispos'd : Adn Bat, were you wedded, you would be

some sway. where is the thousand parks thou had'st of

Luc. Ere I learn love, I'll practise to obes, me? . L. Servant. + Exchange, market-place.

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me :

Luc. Till he come home again, I would for. If I last in this service, you must tase me in bear.


(Exit. Adr. Patience unmov'd, no marvel though Luc. Fie, how impatience lowereth in your

face. They can be meek, that have no other cause. Adr. His company must do his minions A wretched soul, bruis’d with adversity,

grace, We bid be quiet, when we hear it cry ;

Whilst i at home starve for a merry look. But were we borthen'd with like weight of Hath homely age the alluring beauty took pain,

From my poor cheek ? then he bath wasted it: As much, or more, we should ourselves com- Are my discourses dull ? barren my wit? plain :

I volable and sharp discourse be marr'd, So thou, that hast no unkind mate to grieve Unkindness blunts it, more than marble bard. thee,

Do their gay vestments his affections bate ? With urging helpless patience would'st relieve That's not iny fault, he's master of my state :

What ruins are in me, that can be found But, if thou live to see like right bereft,

By him not rrin'd ? then is he the ground This fooi-begg'd patience in thee will be left. of my defeatures : * My decayed fair +

Luc. Weil, I will marry one day, but to try ;-) A suuny look of his would soon repair : Here comes your mau, now is your husband But, too unruly deer, he breaks the pale, migh.

And reeds fron ; poor I am but his stale.

Luc. Seli-arming jealousy !--fie, beat it hence. Enter DROMIO of Ephesus.

Adr. Uulceling fools can with such wrongs Adr. Say, is your tardy master now at hand ?

dispense. Dro. E. Nay, he is at two hands with me, and I know his eye doth homage otherwhere ; that my two ears can witness.

Or else, wliat lets ♡ it but be would be bere? Adri Say, didst thou speak with him know'st Sister, you know, he promis'dine a chain ;thou his mind?

Would that alone alone he would detais, Dro. E. Ay, ay, be told bis mind upou mine So be would keep fair quarter with his bed ! ear:

I see the jewel, best enamelled, Beshrew his hand, I scarce could understand it. Will lose his beauty; and though gold 'bides Luc. Spake he so doubtfully, thou couldst not

still, feel his meaning ?

That others íouch, yet often touching will Dro. E. Nay, he struck so plainly, I could too Wear gold : and so no man, that hath a name, well feel his blows; and withal so doubtfully, But false bood and corruption doth it shame. that I could scarce understand them.

Since that my beauty cannot please his eye, Adr. But say, I pr'ythee, is he coming I'll weep what's left away, and weeping dié. home! It seems, he hath great care to please Luc. How many fond fools serve mad jea. bis wife.


(Exeunt. Dro. E. Why, mistress, sure my master is horn-mad.

SCENE II.-The same.
Adr. Horn-mad, thou villain
Dro. E. I mean not cuckold-mad; but, sure,

Enter ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse.
he's stark inad :

Ant. S. The gold I gave to Dromio is laid up When I desir'd him to come home to dinner, Safe at the Centaur ; and the heedful slave He ask'd me for a thousand marks in gold : 18 wander'd forth, in care to seek me out. Tis dinner time, quoth I; My gold, quoth By computation), and mine bost's report, he :

I could not speak with Dromio, since at first Your meat doth burn, quotb1; My gold, I send him from the mart : See here he comes.

quoth be : will you come home ? quoth I; My gold,

Enter Dromi0 of Syracuse. quoth be :

How now, Sir ? is your merry humour alter'd ? Where is the thousand marks I gave thee, vil. As you love strokes, so jest with me again. lain !

You know no Centaur ? you receiv'd no gold ! The pig, quoth I, is burn'd, My gold, quoth Yoar mistress sent to have me home to dinner ?

My house was at the Phoenix? Wast thou mad, My mistress, Sir, quoth 1 ; Hang up thy mis. That thus so madly thou didst answer me? tress:

Dro. S. What answer, Sir, when spake I such I know not thy mistress ; out on thy mis.

a word ? tress!

Ant. S. Even now, even here, not balf an hout Luc. Quoth who?

since. Dro. E. Quoth my master :

Dro. $. I did not see you since you sent me I knou, quoth he, no house, no wife, no mis

hence. tress ;

Home to the Centaur, with the gold you gave So ibat iny errand, due unto my tongue,

me. I thank him, I bear bome upon my shoulders; Ant. S. Villain, thou didst deny the gold's reFor, in conclusion, he did beat me there.

ceipt; Adr. Go back again, thou slave, and fetch And told'st me of a mistress, and a dinner; bim bome.

For which, I bope, thou felt'st I was displeas'd. Dro. E. Go back again, and be uew beaten Dro. S. I am glad to see you in this merry bome

vein: For God's sake, send some other messenger.

What means this jest ? I pray you, master, Adr. Back, slave, or I will break thy pate

tell me. across.

Ant. S. Yea, dost thou jeer, and flout me in Dro. E. And he will bless that cross with

the teeth other beating :

Think'st thou, 1 jest ? Hold, take thon that, and Between you I shall trave a boly head.


(Beating him. Adr. Hence, prating peasant ; lett b thy master

Dro. S. Hold, Sir, for God's sake : Dow your hoine,

jest is earnest : Dro. F. Am I so round with you, as you with U pou what bargain do you give it me? me,

Ant. S. Because that I familiarly sometimes That like a football do you spurn me thus ! Do use you for my foul, and chat with you, You spurn me bence, and he will spurn me hither :

• Alteration of leatores.

Fair, for fairness. 1 •. Scarce stand under them.

* Hinders.

i stalking horse.


Your sauciness will jest upon my love,

Dro. S. Marry, and did, Sir ; namely, bo tigre
And make a common of my serious bours. to recover hair lost by nature.
When the sun shines, let foolish guats make Ant. S. But your reason was ikut substantial,

why there is no time to recover.
But creep in crannies, when be hides his beams. Dro. $. Thus I mend it: Time bimself is tald,
Ir you will jest with me kuow my aspect, t and therefore to the world's end, will bave bald
And fashion your demeanour to my looks, followers.
Or I will beat this method in your sconce. Ant. S. I knew, 'twould be a bald conclu
Dro. $. Scouce, call you it so you would

sion :
leave battering, 1 bad ratber bave it a head : an But soft! who wafts us yonder?
you use these blows long, I must get a sconce for

Enter ADRIANA and LUCIANA. my head, and insconcet it too; or else I shall seek my wit in my shoulders. But, I pray, Sir, Adr. Ay, ay, Antipbolus, look strange, and why am I beaten ?

frowu ; Ant. S. Dost thou not know

Some other mistress bath thy swcet aspécta,
Dro. S. Nothing, Sir; but that I am beaten. I am not Adriana, nor thy wife.
Ant. S. Shall I tell you why?

The time was once, when thou nourg'd woulds
Dro. S. Ay, Sir, and wherefore ; for, they say,

VOW every why bath a wherefore.

That never words were music to thine ear, Ant. S. Why, frst,--for fouting me; and That never object pleasing in thine eye, then, wherefore,

That never touch well-welcome to thy band, For urging it the second time to me.

That bever meat sweet-savour'd in thy taste, Dro. S. Was there ever any man thus beaten Unless I spake, look'd, touch'd, or card is out of season

thee. When, in the why, and the wherefore, is neither How comes it now, my husband, oh! bor rhymne nor reason 1

comes it, Well, Sir, I thank you.

That thou art tben estranged from thyself! Ant. S. Thank me, Sir, for what?

Thyself I call it, being strange to me, Dro. S. Marry, Sir, for this something that That undividable, incorporate, you gave me for nothing.

Am better than thy dear sell's better part. Ant. s. I'll make you amends neat, to give Ah ! do not tear away thyself from me ; you nothing for something. But say, Sir, is it for know, my love, as easy may'st thou fall dinner-time!

A drop of water in the breaking gulpb,
Dro. S. No, Sir; I think the meat wants that and take unmingled thence that drop again,
I have.

Without addition or diminishing,
Ant. S. In good time, Sir, what's that? As take from me thyself, and not me too.
Dro. S. Basting.

How dearly would it touch thee to the quick,
Ant. S. Well, Sir, then 'twill be dry.

Should'st thou but hear I were licentious! Dro. S. If it be, Sir, I pray you eat none And that this body, consecrate to thee, of it.

By ruffian lust should be contaminate ? Ant. S. Your reason?

Would'st thou not spit at me, and spurn at me, Dro. S. Lest it make you choleric, and pur. And hurl the name of husband in my face, chase me another dry basting.

And tear the stain'd skin off my harlot brok, Ant. S. Well, Sir, learn to jest in good time; And from my false band cut the wedding ring, There's a time for all things.

And break it with a deep-divorcing vow Dro. S. I durst have denied that, before you I know thou canst ; and therefore, tee, thou were so choleric.

do it. Ant. S. By what rule, Sir?

I am possess'd with an adulterate blot; Dro. s. Marry, sir, by a rule as plain as the My blood is mingled with the crime of lust : plain bald pate of fatber Time himself.

Fur, if we two be one, and thou play false, Ant. S. Let's hear it.

I do digest the poison of thy flesh, Dro. $. There's no time for a man to recover Being strumpeted by thy contagion. his bair, that grows bald by nature.

Keep then fair league and truce with thy trae Ant. S, May he not do it by one and recovery

I live dis-stain'd, thou uudishonoured. Dro. S. Yes, to pay a fine for a peruke, and Ant. S. Plead you to me, fair dame! I knox recover the lost hair of another may.

you not: Ant. S. Why is time such a niggard of hair, In Ephesus I am but two hours old, being, as it is, 80 plentiful an excrement ? As strange unto your town, as to your talk;

Dro, S. Because is a blessing that he be. Who, every word by all my wit being scann'd, stows on beasts : and what he hath scanted men Want wit in all one word to understand. in hair, he hath given them in wit.

Luc. Fie, brother ! how the world is chang'd Ant. S. Why, but there's many a man hath

with you : more hair than wit.

When were you wont to use my sister thus ? Dro. S. Not a man of those, but he hath the Sbe sent for you by Dromio home to dioner. wit to lose his hair.

Ant. S. By Dromio ? Axt. 8. Why, thou didst conclude hairy men Dro, S. By me? plain dealers without wit.

Adr. By thee : and this thou didst returs Dro. S. The plainer dealer, the sooner lost :

from him,Yet he loseth it in a kind of jollity,

That he did buffet thee, and, in his blows Ant. S. For what reason

Denied my house for bis, me for bis wife. Dro. S. For two; and sound ones too.

Ant. S. Did you converse, sir, with this geilAnt. S. Nay, not sound, I pray you.

tlewoman Dro. S. Sure ones then.

What is the course and drift of yonr compáct ! Ant. $. Nay, not sure, in a thing falsing. Dro. S. I, Sir ? I never saw her till this time. Dro. 8. Certain ones then.

Ant, S. Villain, tbou liest ; for even her very Ant. S. Name them.

words Dro. S. The one, to save the money that be Didst thou deliver to me on the mart. spends in tiring; the other, that at dinner they Dro.

s. I never spake with her in all my life. should not drop in his porridge.

Ant. S. How can she thus then call us by our Ant. $. You would all this time have proved,

names, there is no time for all things.

Vuless it be by inspiration !
l.e. Intrude on them when you please Adr. How ill agrees it with your gravity,

+ Study my countenance.
• A sconce was a fortification.

• Beckons.

bed ;


ail ass.


To counterfeit thus grossly with your slave, But here's a villain, that would face me down
A betting him to thwart me in my mood ? He met me on the niart; and that I beat him.
Be it my wrong, you are from me exempt, And charg'd him with a thousand marks in
Bat wrong not tbat wrong with a more con-


And that I did deny my wife and house :-
Come, I will fasten on this sleeve of thive : Thou drunkard, thou, what didst thou meaa by
Tbou art an elm, my husband, I a vine ;

tbis 1
Whose weakness, married to my stronger state, Dro. E. Say what you will, Sir, but I know
Makes me with thy strength to communicale :

wbat I know : If anght possess thee from me, it is dross, That you beat me at the mart, I have your hand Usurping ivy, brier, or idle moss ;

to show : Who all for want of pruning, with intrusion If the skin were parchment, and the blows you Infect tby sap, and live on thy confusion.

gave were ink,
Ant. S. To me she speaks ; she moves me for your own handwriting would tell you what I
her theme :

What, was I married to her in my dream ? Ant. E. I think, thou art an ass.
Or sleep I now, and think I hear all this?

Dro. E. Marry, so it dotb appear.
What error drives our eyes and ears amiss ? By the wrongs I suffer, and the blows I bear.
Until I know this sure uncertainty,

I should kick, being kick'd ; and, being at that
I'll entertain the offer'd fallacy.

pass, Luc. Dromio, go bid the servants spread for You would keep from my heels, and beware of

Dro. S. Ob! for my beads ! I cross me for a Ant. E. You are sad, signior Balthazar : 'Pray

God, our cheer
This is the fairy land ;-0 spite of spites ! May answer my good will, and your good wel.
We talk with goblins, owls, and elvish sprites ;

come here.
If we obey them not, this will ensue,

Bal. I hold your dainties cbeap, Sir, and your Tbey'll suck our breath, or piuch us black and

welcome dear. blue.

Ant. E. O siguior Balthazar, either at Mesh Luc. Why prat'st thou to thyself, and an

or fish, swer'st not?

A table full of 'welcome makes scarce one dainty Dromio, thou drone, thou spail, thou slug, thou

Jish. sot!

Bal. Good meat, Sir, is common; that every Dro. S. I am transformed, master, am not I?

cburl atfords. Ant. s. I think thou art, in mind, and so Ant. E. And welcome more common ; for am I.

that's nothing but words. Dro. S. Nay, master, both in mind and in my Bal. Small cheer, and great welcome, makes shape.

a merry feast. Ant. S. Thou hast thine own form.

Ant. E. Ay, to a niggardly host, and more Dro. S. No, I am an ape.

sparing guest ; Luc. If thou art chang'd to aught, 'tis to an But though my catea * be mean, take them in ass.

good part ; Dro. S. 'Tis true; she rides me, and I long Better cheer inay you have, but not with better

beart. Tis so, I am an ass ; else it could never be, But, soft ; my door is loch'd ; Go bid them let But I should know her as well as she knows

us in. me.

Dro. E. Maud, Bridget, Marian, Cicely,
Adr. Come, come, no longer will I be a fool,

Gillian, Jen'!
To pat the finger in the eye and weep,

Dro. S. (Within.) Mome, + malt-borse, capon,
Wbilst man and master, laugh my woes to

coxcomb, idiot, patch !! soor.

Either get thee from the door, or sit down at Come, sir, to dinner ; Dromio, keep the gate :

the hatch: Husband, I'll dine above with you to-day, Dost thou conjiire for wenches, that thou callst And shrive + you of a thousand idle pranks :

for such store, Sirrah, if any ask you for yoar master,

When one is one too many ? Go, get thee from Say, be dines forth, and let no creature enter.

the door. Come, sister :--Dromio, play the porter well. Dro. E. What patch is made our porter ? My Ant. s. Am I in earth, in beaven , or in bell?

master stays in the street. Sleeping or waking ? mad, or well-advis'd ? Dro. S. Let bim walk from whence he came, Kouwn unto these, and to myself disguis'd !

lest he catch cold on's feet. I'll say as they say, and perséver so,

Ant. E. Who talks within there? bo, open And in this mist at all adventures go.

the door. Dro. S. Master, shall I be porter at the gate ? Dro. S. Right, Sir, I'll tell you wben, and Adr. Ay; and let pone enter, lest I break

you'll tell me wberefore. your pate.

Ant. E. Wherefore ? for my dinner; I have Luc. Come, come, Antipholus, we dine too tiọt địn’d to-day. late.

(Exeunt. Dro. S. Nor to day here you must not ; come

again, when you may. Ant. E. What ait thou, tbat keep'st me out

from the house I owe ? 0 ACT III.

Dro. S. The porter for this time, Sir, and my

name is Dromio. SOENE I.-The same.

Dro. E. O villain, thou hast stolen both

mine office and my name ; Enter ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus, Drowo of The one ne'er got me credit, the other mickle Ephesus, ANGELO, and BALTHAZAR.

blame. Ant. E. Good signior Angelo, you must ex. Ir thon had'st been Dromio in my place, cuse us all ;

Thou would'st have chang'd thy face for a My wife is shrewish, when I keep not hours :

name, or thy name for an ass. Say, that I linger'd with you at your shop Luce. (Wilhin.) What a coil is there ? DroTo see the making of her carkanet, :

mio, who are those at the gate 1 And that to murrow you will bring it horne.

• Disbes of meat.

+ Blockhead. • Unfertile.

+ Absolve.


I own, am owuer af, 1 A necklace strong with pearls.

| Bustlé, tumuh

for grass.

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