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faith, and my heart of steel, she had transform’d me to a curtal-dog, and made me turn i'th' wheel.

S. Ant. Go, hie thee presently; post to the road ; And if the wind blow any way from shore, I will not harbour in this town to night. If any bark put forth, come to the mart ; Where I will walk, 'till thou return to me: If every one know us, and we know none, 'Tis time, I think, to trudge, pack and be gone.

S. Dro. As from a bear a man would run for life, So Ay I from her that would be my



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S. Ant. There's none but witches do inhabit here;
And therefore ʼtis high time that I were hence :
She, that doth call me husband, even my soul
Doth for a wife abhor. But her fair fifter,
Poffest with such a gentle sovereign grace,
Of such inchanting presence and discourse,
Hath almost made me traitor to myself:
But left myself be guilty of self-wrong,
I'll stop mine ears againft the mermaid's fong.

Enter Angelo, with a Chain.
Ang. Master Antipholis,
S. Ant. Ay, that's my name.

Ang. I know it well, Sir; lo, here is the chain ;
I thought thave ta’en you at the Porcupine ;
The chain, unfinishid, made me stay thus long.

S. Ant. What is your will, that I shall do with this?
Ang. What please yourself, Sir; I have made it for

you. S. Ani. Made it for me, Sir! I bespoke it not.

however the Oxford Editor thinks curity, and has therefore put it a brejt made of flint, better fe- in.



Ang. Not once, nor twice, but twenty times you

have :
Go home with it, and please your wife withal ;
And soon at fupper-time I'll visit you,
And then receive my mony for the chain.

S. Ant. I pray you, Sir, receive the mony now;
For fear you ne'er see chain, nor mony, more.
Ang. You are a merry man, Sir ; fare

(Exit, S. Ant. What I should think of this, I cannot tell ; But this I think, there's no man is so vain, That would refuse so fair an offer'd chain. I fee, a man here needs not live by shifts, When in the streets he meets such golden gifts : I'll to the mart, and there for Dromio stay ; If any fhip put out, then strait away. (Exit.

you well.




Enter a Merchant, Angelo, and an Officer.



U know, since Pentecost the sum is due;

And since I have not much importun'd you ;
Nor now I had not, but that I am bound
To Perfia, and want gilders for my voyage :
Therefore make prefent satisfaction;
Orl'll attach you by this officer.

Ang. Ev’n just the sum, that I do owe to you,
Is growing to me by Antipholis;
And, in the instant that I met with you,
He had of me a chain : at five o'clock,

I shall

I shall receive the mony for the same :
Please you but walk with me down to his house,
I will discharge my bond, and thank you too.

Enter Antipholis of Ephesus, and Dromio of Ephesus,

as from the Courtezan's:


Off. That labour you may save: fee where he comes:
Ē. Ant. While I go to the goldsmith's house, go

And buy a rope's end ; that will I bestow
Among my wife and her confederates,
For locking me out of my doors by day.
But, fot; I see the goldsmith : get thee gone,
Buy thou a rope, and bring it home to me.
E. Dro. I buy a thousand pound a year! I buy a
rope !

[Exit Dromio.
E. Ant. A man is well holp up, that trusts to you :
I promised your presence, and the chain :
But neither chain, nor goldsmith, came to me:
Belike, you thought, our love would last too long
If it were chain’d together ; therefore came not.

Ang. Saving your merry humour, here's the note,
How much your chain weighs to the utmost carrat;
The fineness of the gold, the chargeful fashion;
Which do amount to three odd ducats more,
Than I stand debted to this gentleman ;
I pray you, see him presently discharg'd;
For he is bound to fea, and stays but for it.

E. Ant. I am not furnish'd with the present mony,
Besides, I have some business in the town;
Good Signior, take the stranger to my house,
And with you take the chain, and bid my

Disburse the sum on the receipt thereof;
Perchance, I will be there as foon as you.

Ang. Then you will bring the chain to her yourself? E. Ant. No; bear it with you, lest I come not time enough.


Ang. Well, Sir, I will : have you the chain about

you ?

E. Ant. An if I have not, Sir, I hope, you have : Or else you may return without your mony. Ang. Nay, come, I pray you, Sir, give me the

chain Both wind and tide stay for this gentleman ; And I, to blame, have held him here too long.

E. Ant. Good Lord, you use this dalliance to excuse Your breach of promise to the Porcupine : I should have chid you for not bringing it; But, like a shrew, you first begin to brawl.

Mer. The hour steals on; I pray you, Sir, dispatch. Ang. You hear, how he importunes me; the chainE. Ant. Why, give it my wife, and fetch your

mony. Ang. Come, come, you know, I gave it you ev'n


Or send the chain, or send me by some token.
E. Ang. Fy, now you run this humour out of

breath Come, where's the chain ? I pray you, let me see it.

Mer. My business cannot brook this dalliance:
Good Sir, fay, whe'r you'll answer me or no;
If not, I'll leave him to the officer.

E. Ant. I answer you? why should I answer you?
Ang. The mony, that you owe me for the chain.
Ang. I owe you none, 'till I receive the chain.
Ang. You know, I



you half an hour since. E. Ant. You gave me none ; you wrong me much

to say so. Ang. You wrong me more, Sir, in denying it ; Consider, how it stands upon my credit.

Mer. Well, officer, arrest him at my suit.

Off. I do, and charge you in the Duke's name to obey me.

sing. This touches me in reputation. Either consent to pay the sum for me,


Or I attach you by this officer.

E. Ant. Consent to pay for that I never had !
Arrest me, foolish fellow, if thou dar'lt.

Ang. Here is thy fee ; arreft him, officer ;
I would not spare my brother in this case,
If he should scorn me fo apparently.

Ofi. I do arrest you, Sir; you hear the suit.

E. Ant. I do obey thee, 'till I give thee bail.
But, Sirrah, you shall buy this sport as dear
As all the metal in your shop will answer.

Ang. Sir, Sir, I shall have law in Ephesus,
To your notorious shame, I doubt it not.



Enter Dromio of Syracuse, from the Bay.

S. Dro. Mafter, there is a bark of Epidamnum, That stays but till her owner comes aboard; Then, Sir, she bears away. Our fraughtage, Sir, I have convey'd aboard; and I have bought The Oil, the Balsamum, and Aqua-vitæ. The ship is in her trim ; the merry wind Blows fair from land ; they stay for nought at all, But for their owner, master, and yourself. E. Ant. How now! a mad man! why, thou peevish

sheep, What ship of Epidamnum stays for me?

S. Dro. A ship you sent me to, to hire waftage.

E. Ant. Thou drunken slave, I sent thee for a rope ; And told thee to what purpose, and what end.

S. Dro. You sent me for a rope's-end as foon:
You fent me to the bay, Sir, for a bark.

E. Ant. I will debate this matter at more leisure
And teach your ears to lift me with more heed.
To Adriana, villain, hie thee strait,
Give her this key, and tell her, in the desk
That's cover'd o'er with Turkish tapestry,


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