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Ang. Here is neither cheer, sir, nor welcome; Hath oftentimes upbraided me withal; we would fain have either.
To her will we to dinner. Get you home, Bal. In debating which was best, we shall part And fetch the chain; by this, I know, 'tis made: with neither'.
Bring it, I pray you, to the Porcupine; E. Dro. They stand at the door, master; bid 5 For there's the house; that chain will I bestow bid them welcome hither.
|(Be it for nothing but to spigiit my wife) E. Ant. There is something in the wind, that Upon nine hostess there: good sir, make haste:
we cannot get in. [garments were thin. Since my own doors refuse to entertain me, E. Dro. You would say so, master, if your I'll knock elsewhere, to see if they'll disdain me. Your cake here is warm within ; you stand here 10 Ang. I'll meet you at that place, some hour, in the cold: [bought and sold.
sir, hence. It would make a man mad as a buck, to be sol | E. Ant. Do so; this jest shall cost me some exE. Ant. Go fetch me something, I'll break opel
The house of Antipholis of Ephesus. sir: and words are but wind ; [behind. | Enter Luciana with Antipholis of Syracuse. Ay, and break it in your face, so he break it not Luc. And may it be that you have quite forgot 'S. Dro. It seems, thou wantest breaking: Out A husband's office? shall, Antipholis, hate, upon thee, hind!
120 Even in the spring of love, thy love-springs rot? E. Dro. .Here's too much, out upon thee! 1 Shall love, in building, grow so ruinate
pray thee let me in. [tish have nofin. If you did wed my sister for her wealth, S. Dro. Ay, when fowls have no feathers, and Then, for her wealth's sake, use her with more E. Ant. Well, I'll break in; Go, borrow me al
[mean you so:25 Or, if you like elsewhere, do it by stealth; (ness : E. Dro. A crow without feather; inaster, Muille your false love with some shew of blindFor a fish without a fin, there's a fowl without a Let not my sister read it in your eye; feather;
(together. Be not thy tongue thy own shame's orator; If a crow help us in, sirrah, we'll pluck a crow Look sweet, speak fair, become disloyalty; E. Ani. Go, get thee gone, fetch me an iron 301 Apparel vice like virtue's harbinger: [ed; crow.
Bear a fair presence, though your heart be taintBal. Have patience, sir; oh, let it not be so; Teach sn the carriage of a holy saint; Herein you war against your reputation,
Be secret false; What need she be acquainted ? And draw within the compass of suspect
What simple thief brags of his own attaint? The unviolated honour of your wife. [dom 35'Tis double wrong, to truant with your bed, Once this, Your long experience of her wis. And let her read it in thy looks at board: Her sober virtue, years, and modesty,
Shame hath a bastard tanie, well managed; Plead on her part some cause to you unknown; m deeds are doubled with an evil word. And doubt not, sir, but she will well excuse, Alas, poor women! make us but believe, Why at this time the doors are made against 401 Being compact' of credit, that you love us ; Be rul'd by me; depart in patience, (you. Though others have the arm, shewus the sleeve; And let us to the Tyger all to dinner.
| Wein your motion turn, and you may move us. And, about evening, come youself alone,
Then, gentle brother, get you in again; To know the reason of this strange restraint. Comfort my sister, cnear her, call her wife: If by strong hand you offer to break in, 145 "Tis holy sport, to be a little vain ; [strife. Now in the stirring passage of the day,
When the sweet breath of flattery conquers A vulgar comment will be made of it;
S. Ant. Sweet mistress, (what your naine is And that supposed by the common rout
else, I know not, Against your yet ungalled estimation,
Nor by what wonder you do hit of mine) That may with foul intrusion enter in,
50 Less, in your knowledge, and your grace, you And dwell upon your grave when you are dead
[divine. For slander lives upon succession; .
Than our eartli's wonder; more than earth For ever hous'd, where 't gets possession.
Teach me, dear creature, how to think and speak; E. Ant. You have prevail'd; I will depart in Lay open to my carthy gross conceit, quiet,
55 Smother d in errors, feeble, shallow, weak, And, in despight of mirth", mean to be metry. The folded meaning of your words' deceit. I know a wench of excellent discourse,-- | Against my soul's pure truth why labour you, Pretty and witty; wild, and yet, too, gentle,-- 'To make it wander in an unknown teld? There will we dine: this woman that I mean, I Are you a god? would you create menew? (vield. My wife (but, I protest, without desert) 100 Transform me then, and to your poner I'll
Meaning, we shall share with neither. ? A proverbial phrase. To make the door, is a provincial expression, signifying to bur or fasten the door. The meaning is, I will be meriy, even out of spight to mirth, which is, now, of all things, the must unpleasill, to me, Compact here means made up. • l'ain here signides not true.
But if that I am I, then well I know,
and yet is she a wondrous fat marriage. Your weeping sister is no wife of mine,
S. Ant. How dost thou mean, a fat inarriage? Nor to her bed no homage do I owe;
| S. Dro. Marry, sir, she's the kitchen-wench, Far more, far more, to you do I decline. [note, jand all grease; and I know not what use to put Oh, train menot, sweet mermaid', with thy her to, but to make a lamp of her, and run from
To drown me in thy sister's flood of tears; T her by her own light. I warrant, her rags, and Sing, syren, for thyself, and I will dote:
the tallow in them, will burn a Poland winter : Spread o'er the silver waves thy golden hairs, if she lives till doomsday, she'll burn a week And as a bed I'll take thee, and there lie; 1 llonger than the whole world.
And, in that glorious supposition, think [die: S. Ant. What complexion is she of?
Let love, being light, be drowned if he sink! | thing like so clean kept; For why, she sweats, a
S. Dro. No, sir, 'tis in grain ; Noali's flood
S. Dro. Nell, sir;- but her name and three Luc. Gaze where you should, and that will quarters (that is, an ell and three quarters,) will clear your sight.
not measure her from hip to hip. S. Ant. As good to wink, sweet love, as look 20) S. Ant. Then she bears some breadth? on night.
so. S. Dro. No longer from head to foot, than Luc. Why call you me, love? call my sister from hip to hip; she is spherical, like a globe; I S. Ant. Thy sister's sister.
could find out countries in her.
(land? Luc. That's my sister.
S. Ant. In what part of her body stands IreS. Ant. No;
(25! S. Dro. Marry, sir, in her buttocks; I found It is thyself, mine own self's better part;
lit out by the bogs. Mine eye'sclear eye, my dear heart's dearer heart: S. Art. Where Scotland ? Wy tood, my fortune, and my sweet hope's aim, S. Dro. I found it by the barrenness; hard, in My sole earth's heaven, and my heaven's claim. the palm of the hand.
Luc. All this my sister is, or else should be. 301 S. Ant. Where France?
S. int. Calithyself sister, sweet, for I mean thee: 1 S. Dro. In her forehead; arm’d and reverted, Thee will love, and with thee lead my life: I making war against her hair'. Thou hast no husband yet, nor I no wife:
S. Ant. Where England ? Give me thy hand.
S. Dro. I look'd for the chalky cliffs, but I Luc. Oh, soit, sir, hold you still;
135 could find no whiteness in them: but I guess, it I'll fetch my sister to get her good-will. [Exit Luc. stood in her chin, by the salt rheum that ran be Enter Dromio of Syrauuse.
tween France and it. S. Ant. Why, how now, Dromio? where | S. Ant. Where Spain ? sun'st thou so fast?
S. Dro. Faith, I saw it not; but I felt it, hot S. Dro. Do you know me, sir? am I Dromio: 40 in her breath. am I your mani ain I myself?
1S. Ant. Where America, the Indies? S. Ant. Thou art Dromio, thou art my man, S. Dro. Oh, sir, upon her nose, all o'er emthou art thyself.
i bellish'd with rubies, carbuncles, sapphires, de S. Dro. I am an ass, I am a woman's man, and clining their rich aspect to the hot breath of besides myself.
45 Spain; who sent whole armadoes of carracks to S. Ant. What woman's man? and how besides ibe ballasted at her nose. thyself?
S. Ant. Where stood Belgia, the Netherlands? S. Dro. Marry, sir, besides myself, I am duel S. Dro. Oh, sir, I did not look so low. To conto a woman; one that clams me, one that haunt: clude, this drudge, or diviner, laid claim to me; me, one that will have me.
50 call'd me Dromio; swore, I was assur'd* to her; S. Ant. What claim lars she to thee?
told me what privy marks I had about me, as the S. Dio. Marry, sir, such a clain as vou would mark of my shoulder, the mole in my neck, the lay to your horse; and she would have me as a great wart on my left arm, that I, amaz'd, ran beat: not that, I being a beast, she would have 55 irom her as a witch: And, I think, if my b east me; but that she, being a very beastly creature, had not been made of faith, and my heart of lays claim to me.
steel, she had transform’d me to a curtail dog, S. Ant. What is she?
and made me turn i' the wheel.
[road; S. Dro. A very reverend body; av, such a one S. Ant. Go, hie thee presently, post to the as a man may not speak of, withoui he say, sir-60% and it the wind blow any way from shore, reyerence: I have but lean luck in the match, I will not harbour in this toun tu-night.
? That is, another name for ayren. ? That is, confounded. This alludes to her having the French disease. + That is, atlianced to her.
If any bark put forth, come to the mart,
S.Ant. What is your will, that I shall do with this? Where I will walk, till thou return to me.
| Ang. What please yourself, sir; I have made If every one know us, and we know none,
it for you. "Tis time, I think, to trudge, pack, and be gone. S. Ant. Made it for me, sir! I bespoke it not.
S. Dro. As from a bear a man would run for life, 5 Ang. Not once, nor twice, but twenty times So fly I from her that would be my wife. (Exit.
you have: S. Ant. There's none but witches do inhabit here; Go home with it, and please your wife withal; And therefore 'tis high time that I were hence. And soon at supper-time I'll visit you, She, that doth call me husband, even my soul And then receive my money for the chain. Doth for a wife abhor: but her fair sister, 110 S. Ant. I pray you, sir, receive the money now, Possess’d with such a gentle, sovereign grace, For fear you ne'er see chain nor money more. Of such inchanting presence and discourse,
Ang. You are a merry man, sir; fare you Hath almost made me traitor to myself:
Erit. But, lest myself be guilty of self-wrong,
S. Ant. What I should think of this, I cannot P'll stop mine ears against the mermaid's song. 15
tell: Enter Angélo with a chain.
| But this I think, there's no man is so vain, Ang. Master Antipholis?
That would refuse so fair an offer'd chain. S. Ant. Ay, that's my name.
I see, a man here needs not live by shifts, Ang. I know it well, sir: Lo, here is the chain; When in the streets he meets such golden gifts. I thought to have ta’en you at the Porcupine: 120('ll to the mart, and there for Droinio stay; The chain unfinish'd made me stay thus long. If any ship put out, then strait away. [Exit.
1 | Ang. Saving your merry humour, here's the note The Street.
|30|How much your chain weighs to the utmost carat;
The fineness of the gold, and chargefui fashion; · Enter a Merchant, Angelo, and an Officer. Which do amount to three odd ducats more Mer. You know, since pentecost the sum is Than I stand debted to this gentleman: due,
il pray you see him presently discharg'd, And since I have not much importun'd you ; 135 For he is bound to sea, and stays but for it. Nor now I had not, but that I am bound
| E. Ant. I am notfurnish'd with the present money; To Persia, and want gilders' for my voyage: Besides, I have some business in the town: Therefore make present satisfaction,
Good signior, take the stranger to my house, Or I'll attach you by this officer.
[you, And with you take the chain, and bid my wife Ang. Even just the sum, that I do owe to 401 Disburse the sum on the receipt thereof; Is growing' to me by Antipholis:
Perchance, I will be tbere as soon as you. [self? And, in the instant that I met with you,
Ang. Then you will bring the chain to ber your lle had of me a chain; at five o'clock,
E. Ant. No; bear it with you, lest I come not I shall receive the money for the same:
time enough. Please you but walk with me down to his house, 45 Ang. Well, sir, I will: Have you the chain I will discherge my bond, and thank you too.
about you? Enter Antipholis of Ephesus, and Dromio of E. Ant. An it I have not, sir, I hope you have; Ephesus, as froin the Courtezan's.
Or else you may return without your money. Offi. That labour you may save; see where he | Ang. Nay, come, I pray you, sir, give me the comes.
[go thou 50 Both wind and tide stays for thisgentleman,[chain; E. Ant. While I go to the godsmith's house, And I, to blame, have held him here too long. And buy a rope's end; that will I bestuw
| E. Ant. Goodlord, you use this clalliance, to exAmong my wife and her confederates,
Your breach of promise to the Porcupine: [cuse For locking me out of my doors by day.-
I should have chuid you for not bringing it, But soft, I see the goldsmith: get the gone; 35 But, like a shrew, you first begin to brawl. (patch, Buy thou a rope, and bring it home to me.
Nier. The hour steals on; I pray yon, sir, disE. Dro. I buy a thousand pound a year! I Ang. You hear, how he importunes me; the buv a rope! [Exit Dromio.
chain E. Ant. A inan is well bolp up, that trusts to you: E. Ant. Why, give it to my wife, and fetch I promised your presence, and the chain;
your money. But neither chain, ner goldsmithi, came to me: 1 Ang. Come, come, you know, I gave it you Bicike, you thought our love would last too long,
even now; liit were chain'd together; and therefore came noi. Either send the chain, or send me by some token.
"A coin worth from eighteen-pence to two shillings.
? That is, accruing to me.
E. Ant. Fie, now you run this humour out of She is too big, I hope, for me to compass. o breath!
[it. Chither I must, although against my will, Come, where's the chain? I pray you let me see For servants must their inestes' miids fulfil.[Erit. M:r. My business cannot brçok this dalliance:
SCEN E II.
The house of Antipholis of Ephesus.
Enter Airiana and Luciana. Ang. The money, that you owe me for the chain. Adr. Ah, Luciana, did he temp! thee so? E.Ant. I owe you none, till I receive the chain. Might'st thou perceive austerely in bis eye Ang. You know, I gave it you half an hour since. 10 That he did plead in earnest, yes or no? E. Ant. You gave me none; you wrong me Look’a he or red, or pale; or sad, or merrily? much to say so.
What observation mad'st thou in this case, Ang. You wrong ine more, sir, in denying it: Of his heart's meteors tilting m his face"? Consider, how it stands upon my credit.
Luc. First he deny'd you had in him no right. Mer. Well, officer, arrest hiin at my suit! 15 Adr. He meant, he did me none; the more Off. I do;
[here. And charge you in the duke's name to obey me. Luc. Then swore he, that he was a stranger Ang. This touches me in reputation:
Adr. Andtrue he suore, though yet forsworn he Either consent to pay the suin for me,
Luc. Then pleaded I for you.
[were. Or I attach you by this officer...
20 Adr. And what said he?
[me. E. Ant. Consent to pay for that I never had ! Luc. That love I begg'd for you, he beggd of Arrest me, foolish fellow, if thou dar'st.
Adr. With whatpersuasiondicherempt thy love? Ang. Here is thy fee; arrest him, officer;
Luc. With words, that in an honest suit might I would not spare my brother in this case,
mové. If he should scorn me so apparently.
25 First, he did praise my beauty; then my speech. Offi. I do arrest you, sir; vou hear the suit. | Adr. Did'st speak nim fair?
E. Ant. I do obey thee, tili I give thee bail:- Luc. Have patience, I beseech. . But, sirrah, you shall buy this sport as dear
Adr. I cannot, nor I will not, hold me still; As all the inetal in your shop will answer.
My tongue, though not my heart, shall have its Ang. Sir, sir, I shall have law in Ephesus, 30 He is deformed, crooked, old and sere', [will, To your notorious shame, I doubt it not.
Ill-fac'd, worse-body'd, shapeless every where; Enter Dromio of Syracuse from the Bay. Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind;
S. Dro. Master there is a bark of Epidamnum, Stigmatical in making", worse in mind. That stays but till her owner comes aboard
Luc. Who would be jealous then of such a one!' Then, sir, she bears away: our fraughtage, sir, 35 No evil lost is wail'd when it is gone. I have convey'd aboard: and I have bought
Adr. Ah! but I think him better than I say, The oil, the balsamum, and aqua-vitæ.
And yet, would berein others'eyesuere worse: The ship is in her trim; the merry wind . Far from her nest th: lapwing cries away: (curse. Blows fair from land: they stay for nought at all, My heart prays forhuun, though my tonguedo But for their owner, master, and yourself.
Enter Dromio of Syracuse. E. Ant. How now? a madman! why, thoul S. Dro. Here, go; the desk, the purse; sweet peevish' skeep,
now, mahe hante. What ship of Epidamnum stays for me?
Luc. How, hast thou lost thy breath? S. Dro. A ship you sent me to, to hire waftage. | S. Dro. By running fast.
[well? E. Ant. Thoudrunkenslave, I sent thee for a rope; 457 Adr. Where is thy master, Dromio ; is be And told thee to what purpose, and what end. S.Dro. No, he's in Tartar limbo,worse than hell:
S. Dro. You sent me for a rope's-end as soon: 1.1 devil in an everlasting' garment hath liv, You sent me to the bay, sir, for a bark. sure, One, whose hard heart is button'd up with steel;
E. Ant. I will debate this inatter at more lei- A fiend, a fairy, pit viess and rough; And teach your ears to list me with more heed. 150 A wolf, nay, worse, a fellow allinbuif; [termands To Adriana, villain, hie thee strait;
1 back-triend, a shoulder-clapper, one that counGive her this ker, and tell her, in the desk
The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands; That's cover'd oer with Turkish tapestry,
A hound that runs counter, and yet draws dryThere is a pulse of ducats; let her send it;
foot weil; Tell her, I am arrested in the street, 1550ne that, before the judgment, carries poor souls And that shall bail me: hie thee, slave, begone:
to hel.. On, ofticer, to prison, till it come. [Ereunt. Adr. Why, man, what is the matter?
S. Dro. To Adriana! that is where we clin'd, 1 S. Dro. I do not know the matter; he is 'rested Where Dowsabel did claim me for her husband:
on the case.
That is, silly. ? Alluding to those meteors in the sky, which have the appearance of lines of armies meeting in the shock. That is, dry, withered. *That is, marhed or tigmatized by nature with deformity. 5 A quibble on everlasting, which is the naine of a kind of durable stuti. "'That is, a dungeon, for which hell was the cant term.
Adr. What, is hie arrested: tell me, at whose suit. | S. Ant. I understand thee not. S. Dro. I know not at whose suit he is arrested | S. Dro. No? why, it is a plain case: he that well;
went like a bass-viol, in a case of leather; the But he's in a suit of buff, which 'rested him, that man, sir, that, when gentlemen are tired, gives I can tell :
15 them a fol), and 'rests them; he, sir, that takes Will you send him, mistress, redemption, the mo- pity on decayed men, and gives 'em suits of du. Hey in his desk?
france; he that sets up his rest to do more exploits Adr. Go fetch it, sister.-- This I wonder at, with his mace, than a morris-pike?.
[Exit Lucianu. | S. Ant. What! thou mean'st an officer? That he, unknown to me, should be in debt! . 10 F. Dro. Av, sir, the serjeant of the band: he, Tell me, was he arrested on a band'?
that brings any man to answer it, that breaks his S. Dro. Not on a band, but on a stronger thing :band; one thai thinks a man always going to bed, A chain, a chain; do you not hear it ring? I and saith, Gol give you good rest! Adr, What, the chain?
(gone. I S. Ant. Weil, sir, there rest in your foolery. S. Dro. No, no; the bell: 'tis time that I were 151 Is there It was two ere I left him, and now the cloch Kiny ship puts forth to-night? may we be gone? strikes one.
[hear. | S. Dro. lliy, sir, I brought you word an hour Adr. The hours come back! that I did ever since, that the bark Expedition put forth toS. Dro. () yes, if any hour meet a serjant, right; and then were you hindered by the sera'turns back for very fear.
120/jeant, to tarry for the bov, Delav: llere are the Adr. As if time were in debt! how fondly dost angels that you sent for, to deliver you. thou reason?
1 S. Ant. The fellow' is distract, and so am I; S. Dro. Time is a very bankrout, and owest and here we wander in illusions :
more than he's woru, to season. (say, Some blessed power deliver us from hence! Nay, he's a thief too: llave you not heard men 25
Entir a Courtesan. That Time comes stealing on by night and day? | Cour. Will wet, well met, master Antipholis. If Time be in debt, and theft, and a serjeant in 11 see, sir, you have found the goldsmith now : the way,
Is that the chain, you promis'd me to-day? [not! Hath he not reason to turn back an hour in a day?! S. Ant. Satan, avoid! I charge thee, tempt me Enter Luciana.
S. Dro. Master, is this mistress Satan? Adr. Go, Dromio; there's the money, bear|| S. Ant. It is the devil. it strait:
S.Dro. Nay, she is worse, she's the devil's dam: And bring thy master home immediately.- land bere she comes in the habit of a light wench; Come, sister: I am press'd down with conceit; and therefore comes, that the wenches say, God Conceit, my comfort,and iny injury.[Exeunt. 35 damn me, that's as much as to say, God make me SCENE III.
ja light wench. It is written, they appear to men
like angels of light: light is an eflect of fire, and The Street.
tire will burn; ergo, light wenches will burn, Enter Antipholis of Syracuse. Come not near her.
[sir. S. Ant. There's not a man I meet, but doth salute 40! Cour. Your man and you are marvellous merry, As if I were their well-acquainted friend; [mel Will you go with me? we'll mendour dinner bere. And every one doth call me by my name.
S. Dro. Master, if you do expect spoon-meat, Some tender money to me, some invite me; Jor bespeak a long spoon. Some other give me thanks for kindnesses;
S. Ant. Why, Dromio? Some offer me comunodities to buy:
S. Dro. Marry, he must have a long spoon, that Eveu now a taylor call'd me in his shop,
must at with the devil.
[ of supping? And slow'd me silks that he had boughi for me, S. Ant. Avoid then, tiend! what tell’st thou me And, therewithal, took measure of my body. Thou art, as you are all, a sorceress: Sure, these are but imaginary wiles,
1 I conjure thee to leave me, and be gone. (ner, And Lapland sorcerers inhabit herc.
150 Cour. Give me the ring of mine you had at dinEnter Dronnio of Syracuse.
Or, for my diarnond, the chain you promis'd; S. Dro. Master, here's the gold you sent ml Jind l'll be gone, sir, and not trouble you. for: What, have you got the picture of old S. Dro. Some devils Adam new apparell'd ?
Ask but the paring of one's nail, a rush, Si dut. What gold is this? What Adam dostisos bair, a drop of blood, a pin, a nut, thion mean?
A cherry-stone; but she, more covetous, S. Dro. Not that Adam, that kept the paradise, Would love a chain. but that Adam, that keeps the prison ; he thai Master, be vis.; an' if you give it her, sit. goes in the calves-skin that was kill'd for the The devil will shake her chain, and fright us with prodigal; he that came bebind you, sir, like arlo Cour. I pray you, sir, Dyring, or else the chain; evil angel, and bid you forsake your liberty. I I hope, you do not mean to cheat me so?
"A bond, i.e. an obligatory writing to pay a sum of money, was anciently spelt band. A band is likewise a nechcloth. On this circumstance, we believe, the humour of the passage turns ? A mors 12-pike was a pike used in a morris or military dance, and is mentioned by our old writers as a for midable weapon. Or bere means before.