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To take off so much grief from you, as he

Dear life redeeins you.-You perceive, she stirs ; Will piece up in himself.

(HERMIONE comes down from the pedestai. Paul.

Indeed, my lord. Start not : her actions shall be holy, as, If I had thought, the sight of my poor image You hear, my spell is lawful: do not shun her, Would thus have wrought you (for the stone is mine,) Until you see her die again; for then I'd not have shew'd it.

You kill her double ; Nay, present your hand : Leon,

Do not draw the curtain. When she was young, you woo'd her; now, in age, Paul. No longer shall you gaze on't ; lest your Is she become the suitor. May think anon, it moves. [fancy Leon. 0, she's warm !

(Embracing her. Lenn.

Let be, let be. If this be magic, let it be an art Would I were dead, but that, methinks, already

Lawful as eating What was he, that did make it ?-See, my lord, Pol.

She embraces him.
Would you not deem, it breath'd? and that those veins Cam. She hangs about his neck ;
Did verily bear blood ?

If she pertain to life, let her speak too.
Pol.
Masterly done:

Pol. Ay, and make'ı manifest where she has liv'd, The very life seems warm upon her lip..

Or, how stol’n from the dead ? Leon. The fixture of her eye has motion in't, Paul.

That she is living, As we are inock'd with art.

Were it but told you, should be hooted at Paul.

I'll draw the curtain ; Like an old tale ; but it appears, she lives, My lord's almost so far transported, that

Though yet she speak not. Mark a little while.He'll think anon, it lives.

Please you to interpose, fair madam ; kneel, Leon.

O sweet Paulina, And pray your mother's blessing.–Turn, good lady; Make me to think so twenty years together ; Our Perdita is found. No settled senses of the world can match

[Presenting PERDITA, who kneels av ITERMIONE. The pleasure of that madness. Let't alone.

Her.

You gods, look down, Paul. I am sorry, sir, I have thus far stirr'd you: but And from your sacred vials pour your graces I could affict you further.

Upon my daughter's head !--Tell me, mine own, Leon.

Do, Paulina ;

Where hast thou been preserv'd ? vhere liv'd? how For this affliction has a taste as sweet

found As any cordial comfort.-Still, methinks,

Thy father's court? for thou shalt hear, that I, -
There is an air comes from her: What fine chisel Knowing by Paulina, that the oracle
Could ever yet cut breath ? Let no man mock me, Gave hope thou wave in being, -have preserv'd
For I will kiss her.

Myself, to see the issue.
Paul.
Good my lord, forbear :

Paul.

There's time enough for that; The ruddiness upon her lip is wet ;

Lest they desire, upon this push to trouble You'll mar it, if you kiss it; stain your own Your joys with like relation.—Go together, With oily painting : Shall I draw the curtain? You precious winners all; your exultation Leon. No, not these twenty years.

Partake to every one. 1, an old turtle, Per.

So long could I Will wing me to some wither'd bough; and there Stand by, a looker on.

My mate, that's never to be found again,
Paul.
Either forbear,

Lament till I am lost.
Quit presently the chapel; or resolve you

Lemm.

() peace, Paulina ; For more amazement : If you can behold it, Thou should'st a husband take by my consent, I'll make the statue move indeed ; descend, As I by thine, a wife: this is a match, And take you by the hand : but then you'll think, And made between's by vows. Thou hast found mine; (Which I protest against.) I am assisted

But how, is to be question'd : for I saw her, By wicked powers.

As I thought, dead ; and have, in vain, said many Leon. What you can make her do, А

prayer upon her grave : I'll not seek far I am conten* to look on : what to speak,

(For him, I partly know his mind,) to hnd thee I am content to hear : for 'tis as easy

Àn honourable husband :---Cime, Camillo, To make her speak, as move.

And take her by the hand: whose worth, and honesty, Paul.

It is requir’d, Is richly noted ; and here justified You do awake your faith: Then, all stand still; By us, a pair of kings.--Let's from this place.-Or those, that think it is unlawful business

What?—Look upon iny brother :--both your pardons, I am about, let them depart.

That c'er I put between your holy look: Levn.

Proceed;

My ill suspicion.—This your son-in law, No foot shall stir.

And son unto the king. (whon heavens directing,) Paul. Music; awake her : strike.- (Music. Is troth-plight to your caughter.-Good Paulina, 'Tis time ; descend ; be stone no more : approach ; Lead us from hence; where we may leisurely Strike all that look upon with marvel. Come; Each one demand, and answer to his part I'll fill your grave up: slir; nay, come away; Perform'd in this wide gap of time, since first Bequeath to death your numbress, for from him We were dissever'd : llastily lead away. (Eseuns Tuis play, of which the first edition was that of the folio 1623. is mentioned by Meres in 1598, and exhibius internal proofs of

This play, as Dr. Warburton justly observes, is, with all its i misled some of great name into a wrong judgment of its merit, absurdities, very entertaining. The character of Autolycus is which, as far as it regards sentiment and character, is scarce is Data rally conceived, and strongly represeulea.-IUHNSON. ferior to any in the whole collection."

Warburton is not guilty of a criticism so frigid as Joboson The persons of great name to whom Warburtop alludes art nas represented.-Ills words are

Dryden and Pople. The former of whom mentions this play * This play, throughout, is written in the very spirit of its with no great indulgence, in the Essay at the end of the second author. Aod in telling this homely and simple, though agree- part of the Conquest of Grenada ; while the latter, in the preface able, country tale,

to his edition of our author's works, is rash enough to class it (Our suretest Shakspeare, fancy's child,

with Love's Labour's lost, the Comedy of Errors, and i'icus Il'arbles his narire uvod-nwies wild.

Andronicus, as one of the plays, iu which Shakspeare had pro This was necessary to oliserve in mere justice to the play; as duced only some characters, or cicle scenes, or perhaps a few the seancese of the fable...d the extravagant conduct or it, bad I particular passages.

having been oue of Shakspeare's earliest productions. A translation of the Nenechmi of Plautus by W. W (i.e, according to Ward, William Warner) was published in 1545, and may have afforded the ground work of the present comedy.

PERSONS REPRESENTED. Unto a woman, happy but for me,

And by me too, had not our hap been bad. Solinus, Duke of Ephesus.

With her I liv'd in joy; our wealth increas'd, ACEON, a merchant of Syracuse.

By prosperous voyages I often made ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus, S

(win brothers, and sons to To Epidamnum, till my factor's death, Astiriiolus of Syracuse, unknown to each other. Ægeon and Æmilia, but

and he (great care of goods at random left)

Drew me from kind embracements of my spouse DROM10 of Ephesus, I twin brothers, and Attendants From whom my absence was not six months old. Dromo of Syracuse, i on the two Antipholus's.

Before herself (almost al fainting, under BALOITAZAR, a merchant.

The pleasing punishment that women bear,) Angelo, a goldsmith.

Had made provision for her following me, A Merchant, friend to Antipholus of Syracuse.

And soon, and safe, arrived where I was. Pixcn, a schoolmaster, and a conjurer.

There she had not been long, but she became Ennia, wife 10 Ægeon, an Abbess at Ephesus. A joyful inother of two goodly sons ; Avriana, wile to Antipholus of Ephesus.

And, which was strange the one so like the other LUCIANA, Ser sister.

As could not be distinguish'd but by names. Lucf, her servant.

That very hour, and in the self same inn,
A Courtesun.

A poor mean woman was delivered
Goo.er, Officers, and other Attendants.

of such a burden, male iwins, both alike :

Those, for their parents were exceeding poor,
SCENE,-EPHESUS.

I bought, and brought up to attend my sons.
My wife, not meanly proud of two such boys,

Made daily motions for our home return:
ACT I.

Unwilling 1 agreed ; alas, too soon.

We came aboard SCENE I. A Hall in the Duke's Palace.

A league from Epidamnum had we sail'd, Enter Dure, Ægeon, Gaoler, Officers, and other Before the always-wind-obeying deep Attendants.

Gave any tragic instance of our harm : Æge. Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall, But longer did we not retain much hope ; And, by the doom of death, end woes and all. For what obscured light the heavens did grant

Duke. Merchant of Syracusa, plead no more ; Did but convey unto our fearful minds I am not partial, to infringe our laws :

A doubtful warrant of iininediate death ; The enriiy and discord, which of late

Which, though not would gladly have embrac'd, Sprung from the rancorous outrage of

Yet the incessant weupings of my wife, To merchants, our well-dealing countrymen,- Weeping before for what she saw must come. Who, wanting gilders to redeem their lives, And pireous plaininys of the pretty babes, Have sealed his rigorous statutes with their bloods, That mourn'd for fashion, ignorant what to fear, Excludes all pity from our threat'ning looks. Forc'd me to seek delays for them and me. For, since the mortal and intestine jars

And this it was,-for other means was none.Twixt thy seditious countrymen and us,

The sailors sought for safety by our buit, It hath in solemn synods been decreed,

And left the ship, then sinking-lipe, to js: Both by the Syracusans and ourselves,

My wife, more careful for the latier.born, To admit no tratfic to our adverse towns :

Had fasten'di bim unto a small spare mast, Nay, more,

Such as sea-faring inen provide for stornis : If any, born at Ephesus, be seen

To hin one of the other iwins was bound, At any Syracusan marts and fairs,

Whilst I had been like heedful of the other. Again, 11 any Syracusan born,

The children thus dispos'd, my wife and I, Come to the bay of Ephesus, he dies,

Fixing our eyes on whom our care was fix'd, His goods confiscale to the duke dispose ;

Fasten'id ourselves at either end the inast; Unless a thousand mais be levied,

And Hoating straight, obedient to the stream, To quit the penalty, and to ransom liin.

Were carried towards Corinth, as we thought. Thy substance, valued at the highest rate,

At length the sun, gazing upon the earth, Cannot amount unto a hundred marks;

Dispers 'd those vapours that offended us; Therefore, by the law thou art condemnd to die. And, by the benefii of his wish'd light,

Aye. Yet this my comfort; when your words are The seas wax'd calm, and we discovered
Aly woes end likewise with the evening sun. (done, Two ships from far making amain to us,

Duke. Well. Syracusan, say in brief the cause Of Corinth that, of Epidaurus this :
Why thou departedse from thy native home; But ere they came,-0), let me say no more!
And for what cause thou cam si to Ephesus. Gather the sequel by that went before.

Age. A heavier task could not have been iinpos'd, Duke. Nay. forward, old man, do not break off so,
Than I to speak my grief's unspeakable :

For we may pity, though not pardon thee. Yer, that thic world may witness, that my end ye. , had the gods done so, I had no! now Was wrought by nature, not by vile offence, Worthily term d them merciless to us! I'll ulter what my sorrow gives me leave.

For, ere the ships could meet by twice five leagues In Syracusa was i born; and wed

. We were encounter'd by a mighty rock :

your duke

Which being violently borne upon,

Till that, I'll view the manners of the town, Our helpful ship was splitted in the midst, l'eruse the traders, gaze upon the buildings, So that, in this unjust divorce of us,

And then return, and sleep within mine ina; Fortune had left to both of us alike

For with long travel I am stiff and weary. What to delight in, what to sorrow for.

Get thee away Her part, poor soul! seeming as burdened

Dro. S. Many a man would take you at your word, With lesser weight, but not with lesser woe, And go indeed, having so good a mean. [ Exit Dro. & Was carried with more speed before the wind ; Ant. S. A trusty villain, sir ; that very oft, And in our sight they three west caken up When I am dull with care and melancholy, By fishermen of Corinth, as we thought.

Lightens my humour with his merry jests. Ai length, another ship had seiz'd un us;

Whal, will you walk with me about the town, And, knowing whom ii was their hap to save, And then go to my inn, and dine with ine ? Gave helpful welcome 10 their shipwreck'd guests ; Mer. I am invited, sir, to certain inerchants, And would have reft the fishers of their prey, Of whom I loupe to inake much benefit ; Had not their bark been very slow of sail,

I crave your paruon. Soon, at five o'clock, And therefore homeward did they bend their course. Please you, I'll meet with you upon the mart, Thus have you heard me sever'd from my bliss ; And afterwards consort you till bed-time ; That by misfortunes was my life prolong'd, My present business calls me from you now. To tell sad stories of my own mishaps.

Ant. S. Farewell till then : 1 will go lose myself, Duke. And for the sake of them thou sorrowest for, And wander up and down to view the city. Do me the favour to dilale at full

Mer. Sir, I cominend you to your own content. What hath befall'u of them, and thee, till now.

( Erit Merchant. Æge. My youngest boy, and yet ry eldest care, Ant. S. He that commends me to mine own content, At eighteen years became inquisitive

Commends me to the thing I cannot get. After his brother; and importun'd me,

I to the world am like a drop of water, That liis attendant, (for his case was like,

That in the ocean seeks another drop; Rest of his brother, but retain'd his name.) Who, falling there to find his fellow forth, Nlight bear him company in the quest of him : Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself: Whom whilst I labour'd of a love to see,

So I, lo find a mother, and a brother I hazarded the loss of whom I lov'd.

In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself. Five summers have I spent in furthest Greece,

Enter Dromio of Ephesus. Roaming clean through the bounds of Asia,

Here comes the almanac of my true date.And, coasting homeward, came to Ephesus; What now? Ilow chance, thou art return'd so soon? llopeless to find, yet loath to leave unsought, Dro. E. Return'd so soon! rather approach'd loo lato: Or that, or any place that harbours men.

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

The clock hath strucken lwelve upon the bell, And happy were l in my timely death,

Dly 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 Ægeon. 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 no 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 disangul,

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, thougb 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,

To pay the saddler for my mistress' crupper ;Yet will I favour thee in what I can:

The saddler had it, sir, 1 kept it not. Therefore, merchant, I'll limit thee this day,

Ani.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 Bey 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 sií at dianu • Gaoler, take him to thy custody.

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

If I return, I shall be post indeed ;
Æge. Hopeless, and helpless, doth Ægeon wend. For she will score your fault upon my pate.
But to procrastinate his lifeless end. (Eseunt. 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 Dromo of Syracuse, and a Reserve them till a merrier hour than this: (season; Merchant,

Where is the gold I gave io charge to Thee ? Mer. Therefore, give out, you are of Epidamnum, Dro. E. To me, sir ? why you gave no gold to nie. Lest that your goods too soon be confiscate.

Ani. S. Come on, sir knave; have done your fool This very day a Syracusan merchant

ishness, Is apprehended for arrival here ;

And tell me, how thou hast dispos'd thy charge. And, not being able to buy out his life,

Dro. E. My charge was but to fetch you from the man According to the statute of the town,

Home to your house, the Phænix, sir, to dinner ; Dies ere ihe weary sun set in the west.

My mistress, and her sister, stay for you. There is your money that I had to keep.

Ant. S. Now, as I am a christian, answer me, Ant. s. Go bear it to the Centaur, where we host, In what safe place you have beslow'd my money; And stay there, Dromio, till I come to thee.

Or I shall break that merry scoace of yours, Within this bour it will be dinner-time:

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Where is the thousand marks thou hadst of ine? But, if thou live to see like right berest,

Dro. £. I have some marks of yours upon my pate, This fool.begg'd patience in thee will be left.
Some of niy mistress' marks upon my shoulders, Luc. Well, I will marry oue day, but to try :-
Rul not a thousand marks between you both. Here conies your man, now is your husband nigh
If I should pay your worship those again,

Enter Dromio of Ephesus.
Perchance, you will not bear them patiently.
Ant. S. Thy inistress' marks! what mistress, slave,

Adr. Say, is your tardy master now at hand ?
hast thou ?

[Phænix;
Dro. E. Nay, he is at two hands with me, and that

(his mind? Dro. E. Your worship's wife, my mistress at the my two ears can witness. She that dɔth fast, till you come home to dinner,

Adr. Say, didst thou speak with him ? know'st thou And

Dro. E. Ay, ay, he told his mind upon mine ear; prays, that

will hie you hoine to dinner. you

Beshrew his hand, I scarce could understand it. Ant. s. What, wilt thou fout me thus unto my face,

Luc. Spake he so doubtfully, thou couldst not feel Being forbid ? There, take you that, sir knave.

his meaning ? Dro. E. What mean you, sir ? for God's sake, hold

Dro. E. Nay, he struck so plainly, I could to well Nay, an you will not, sir, I'll take my heels. (Exit.

feel his blows; and withal so doubifully, that I could

scarce understand them. Anl. S. Upon my life, by some device or other, The villain is o'er-raught of all my inoney.

Adr. But say, I pr’ythee, is he coming home ? They say, this town is full of cozenage ;

It seems he hath greal care to please bis wife.

Dro. E. Why, mistress, sure my master is horn-mail. As, nimble jugglers, that deceive the eye,

Adr. Horn-mad, thou villain ? Dark-working sorcerers, that change the mind,

(stark mad Dro. E. I mcan not cuckold mad;

sure, be's Soul-killing witches, that deform the body;

When I desir'd him to come home to dinner, Disguised cheaters, prating mountebanks,

He ask'd me for a thousand marks in gold : And many such like liberties of sin :

'Tis dinner time, quoth 1; My gold, quoth he: If it prove so, I will be gone the sooner. I'll to the Centaur, to go seek this slave;

Your meat doth burn, quoth 1; My gold, quoth he :

Will | greatly fear, my money is not safe. [Exit.

you come home ? quoth I; My gold, quoth he ·
Where is the thousand marks I guve :hee, villin?

The pig, quoth 1, is burn'd; My gola, quoth he :
ACT II.

My mistress, sir, quoth I; Hang up thy mistress.;

I know nwt thy inistress ; out on thy mistress !
SCENE I.--A public Place.

Luc. Quoth who?

Dro. E. Quoth my master :
Enter ADRIANA and LUCIANA.

I know, quoth he, io house, no wife, no mistress :
Adr. Neither my husband, nor the slave return'd, that my errand, du unto my tongue,
That in such haste I sent to seek his master ! I thank him, I bare home upon my shoulders ;
Sure, Luciana, it is two o'clock.

For, in conclusion, he did beat me there.
Luc. Perhaps, some merchant hath invited him,

Adr. Go back again, thou slave, and fetch him home, And from the mart he's somewhere gone to dinner. Dro. E, Go back again, and be new beaten home Good sister, let us dine, and never fret.

For God's sake send some other messenger. A man is master of his liberty:

Adr. Back, slave, or I will break thy pate across. Time is their master; and, when they see time, Dro. E. And he will bless that cross with other They'll go, or come: If so, be patient, sister.

Between you I shall have a boly tead. (beating: Adr. Why should their liberty than ours be more ? Adr. Hence, prating peasant; fetch thay niaster home. Luc. Because their business still lies out o' door. Dro. E. Am I so round with you, as you with me, Adr. Look, when I serve him so, he takes it ill. That like a football you do spurn me thus ? *Luc. 0, know, he is the bridle of your will. You spurn me hence, and he will spurn me hither : Adr. There's none, but asses, will be bridled so. If I last in this service, you must case me in leather. Luc. Why, headstrong liberty is lash d with woe.

{E:* There's nothing, situate under heaven's eye,

Luc. Fye, how iinpatience lowreh in your face
But hath his bound, in earth, in sea, in sky:

Adr. His company must do his minions grace, .
l'he beasts, the fishes, and the winged fowls, Whilst I at home starve for a merry look.
Are their males' subject, and at their controls : Hath homely age the alluring beauty took
Men, more divine, the masters of all these,

From my poor cheek? then he hath wasted it;
Lords of the wide world, and wild wat'ry seas, Are iny discourses dull ? barren my wit ?
Indued with intellectual sense and souls,

If voluble and sharp discourse be marr'd, Of moro pre-eminence than fish and fowls,

Unkindness blunts it, inore than marble hard. Are masters to their females and their lords :

Do their gay vestments his affections bait?
Then let your will attend on their accords

That's not my fault, he's master of my state :
Adr. This servitude toakes you to keep unwed. What ruias are in me, that can be found
Luc. Not this, but lipubles of the marriage-bed. By him not ruin'd? then is he the ground
Adr. But, were you wedded you would bear some of my defeatures: My decayed fair
Luc. Ere I learn love, I'll practise to obey. (sway: A sunny look of his would soon repair :
Adr. How if your husband start some other where? But, too unruly deer, he breaks the pale,
Luc. Till he come home again, I would forbear. And feeds from home; poor 1 am but lris stale.

Adr. Pacience, unmov'd, no marvel though she Luc. Self-harming jealousy!—fyc. bear it hience They can be meek, that have no other cause. (pause; Adr. Unfeeling tools can with such wrongs dispense. A wretched soul, bruis'u with adversity,

I know his eye doth homage otherwhere;
We bid be quiel 'when we hear it cry;

Or else, what lets it but he would be here !
Bul were we burden'd with like weight of pain, Sister, you know, he promised me a chain ;-
As much, or more, we should ourselves complain: Would that alone alone he would detain,
So liou, that hast no unkind mate to grieve thee, So he would keep fair quarter with his bed !
With urging lielpless patience would'st relieve me: 1 sec the jewel, best enamelled,

W:! lose his beauty; and though gold 'bides still, ! Ant. . Your reason ! l'hal vihers touch, yet cften touching will

Dro. S. Lest it make you choleric, and pi:chase Wear gold ; and so no man that hath a name, me another dry basting. But falsehood and corruption doth it shame.

Ant. S. Well, sir, learu to jest in good tim e; Sjace that my beauty cannot please his eye,

There's a time for all things. I'll weep what's left away, and weeping die.

Dro. S. I durst have denied that, before you were Luc. How many fond fools serve mad jealousy! S so choleric.

(Eseunt. Ant. S. By what rule, sir ? SCENE 11.- The same.

Dro. S. Narry, sir, by a rule as plain as the plain Enter AXTIPUOLUS of Syracuse.

bald pate of father Time himself. Ant. S. The gold I gave to Dromio, is laid up

Ant. S. Let's hear it. Safe at the Centaur ; and the heedful slave

Dro. S. There's no time for a man to recover sus Is wander'd forth, in care to seek me out.

hair, that grows bald by nature. By computation, and mine host's report,

Ani. S. May he not do it by fine and recovery? I could not speak with Dromio, since at first

Dro. S. Yes, to pay a fine for a peruke, and rtI sent him from the mart: See, here he comes.

cover the lost hair of another inan. Enter DKomio of Syracuse.

Ant. S. Why is Time such a niggard of hair, being, How now, sir ? is your merry humour alter'd ?

as it is, so plentiful an excrement? As you love strokes, so jest with me again.

Dro. S. Because it is a blessing that he be tuw$

on beasts : and what he hath scanted men in Tiair, You know no Centaur ? you receiv'd no gold? Your mistress sent to have me home to dinner ?

he hath given them in wit.

Ant. S. Why, but there's many a man hath moro My house was at the Phænix ? Wast thou mad,

hair than wit. That thus so madly thou didst answer me?

Dro. S. Not a man of those, but he hath the wit Dro. S. What answer, sir ? when spake I such a word ? dul. S. Even now, even here, not half an hour since. to lose his hair. Dro. S. I did not see you since you sent me hence,

Ant. S. Why, thou didst conclude hairy men plain

dealers without wit. Home to the Centaur, with the gold you gave me. Ant. S. Villain, thou didst deny the gold's receipt ; he loseth it in a kind of jollity.

Dro. S. The plainer dealer, the sooner lost : Yet And told'st me of a mistress, and a dinner;

Aut. S. For what reason ! For which, I hope, thou felt'st I was displeas'd.

Dro. S. For two ; and sound ones too. Dro. S. In glad to see you in this merry vein :

'Ant. S. Nay, not sound, I pray you. What means this jest ? I pray you, master, tell me.

Dro, S. Sure ones then.
Ant. S. Yea, dost thou jeer, and Aout me in the teeth?
Think'st thou, I jest ? Hold, take thou that, and that.

Ant. S. Nay, not sure, in a thing falsing.

Dro. S. Certain ones then. [Beating him.

Ant. S. Name them. Dro. S. Hold, sir, for God's sake : now your jest is

Dro. S. The one, to save the money that he spends Upon what bargain do you give it me? (earnest :

in tiring; the other, that at dinner they should not Aut. S. Because that I familiarly sometimes Do use you for iny fool, and chat with you,

drop in his porridge. Your sauciness will jest upon my love,

Ånt. s. You would all this time have proved,

there is no time for all things. And make a common of my serious hours. When the sun shines, let foolish gnats make sport,

Dro. S. Marry, and did, sir; namely, no time to

recover hair lost by nature. But creep in crannies, when he hides his beams. If you will jest with me, know my aspect,

Ant. S. But your reason was not substantial, why

there is no'tiine to recover. And fashion your demeanour to my looks, Or I will beat this method in your sconce.

Dro. S. Thus I mend it: Time himself is bald, and Dro. S. Sconce, call you it? so you would leave therefore, to the world's end, will have bald followers. battering, I had rather have it a head: an you use But soft! who wafts us yonder ?

Ant. $. I knew, 'twould be a bald conclusion : these blows long, I must get a sconce for and insconce it too; or else I shall seek my wit in

Enter ADRIANA und LUCIANA. my shoulders. But, I pray sir, why am I beaten ? Adr. Ay, ay, Antipholus, look strange, and frown; Ant. S. Dost thou not know ?

Some other mistress hath thy sweet aspects,
Dro. S. Nothing, sir, but that I am beaten. I am not Adriana, noi thy wife.
Ant. S. Shall I tell you why?

The time was once, when ihou unurg'd wouldst vow Dro. S. Ay, sir, and wherefore ; for, they say, That never words were music to thine ear, every why haih a wherefore.

That never object pleasing in thine eye, Ans. S. Why, first, — for flouting me; and then, That never touch well welcome to thy hand, For urging it a second time to me. (wherefore, That never meat sweet-savourd in thy taste, Dro. S. Was there ever any man thus beaten out Unless 1 spake, look'd, touch'd, or carvid to ther. of season?

How comes it now, my husband, oh, how comics .. When, in the why, and the wherefore, is neither rhyme That thou art then estranged froin thyself? Well, sir, I thank you.

(nor reason ?- Thyself I call it, being strange to me, Ant. S. Thank me, sir ? for what?

That undividable incorporale, Dro. S. Marry, sir, for this something that you Ain better than thy dear sell's better part. gave me for nothing.

Ah, do not tear away thyself from me;
Aut. S. I'll make you amends next, to give you no. For know, my love, as easy may'st thou fall
thing for something But, say, sir, is it dinner-time? A drop of water in the breaking gulpu,

Dro. S. No, sir; I think the meat wants that I have. And take unmingled thence that drop again,
Ant. S. ln good time, sir, what's that?

Without addition or diminishing,
Dro. S. Basting:

As take from me thyself, and not one too. Ant. S. Well, sir, then 'twill be dry.

How dearly would it touch thee to the quick Dro S if it be, sir, I pray you eat none of it. Should'st thou but hear I were licentious!

my head,

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