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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
S. Ant. There's none but witches do inhabit here;
Enter Angelo, with a Chain.
Ang. I know it well, Sir; lo, here is the chain ;
S. Ant. What is your will, that I shall do with this?
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
S. Ant. I pray you, Sir, receive the mony now;
(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.
Enter a Merchant, Angelo, and an Officer.
U know, since Pentecost the sum is due;
And since I have not much importun'd you ;
Ang. Ev’n just the sum, that I do owe to you,
I shall receive the mony for the same :
as from the Courtezan's:
Off. That labour you may save: fee where he comes:
Ang. Saving your merry humour, here's the note,
E. Ant. I am not furnish'd with the present mony,
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
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.
breath Come, where's the chain ? I pray you, let me see it.
Mer. My business cannot brook this dalliance:
E. Ant. I answer you? why should I answer you?
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 !
Ang. Here is thy fee ; arreft him, officer ;
Ofi. I do arrest you, Sir; you hear the suit.
E. Ant. I do obey thee, 'till I give thee bail.
Ang. Sir, Sir, I shall have law in Ephesus,
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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:
E. Ant. I will debate this matter at more leisure