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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 fee chain, nor mony, more.
Ang. You are a merry man, Sir ; fare you well.

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 see, a man here needs not live by shifts.
When in the streets he meets such golden gifts :
l'll to the mart, and there for Dromio Itay;
If any flip put out, then strait awaay. [Exit.




Enter a Merchant, Angelo, and an Officer.


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OU know, since Pentecost the sum is due;

And Gince I have not much importun'd you ; Nor now I had not, but that I am bound To Persia, and want gilders for my voyage : Therefore make present satisfaction ; Or I'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 :
Pleate you but walk with me down to his house, ,
I will discharge ny bond, and thank you too.
Enter Antipholis of Ephesus, and Dromio of Ephesus,

as from the Courtezan's.

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Ofi. That labour you may save : see where he comes :
E. Ant. While I go to the goldsmith's houle, go

And buy a rope's end ; that I will bestow
Among my wife and her confederates,
For locking me out of my doors by day.
But, foft; 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 trufts 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 sea, 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 wife Disburse the sum on the receipt thereof; Perchance, I will be there as soon as you.

Ang. Then you will bring the chain to her yourself? E. Ant. No; bear it with you, lest I come not țime 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 chain
E. Ant. Why, give it my wife, and fetch your


Ang. Come, come you know, I gave

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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, say, 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, ’ull I receive the chain.
Ang. You know, I gave it 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, arreft him at my suit.

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

Ang. 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; arrest bim, officer;
I would not spare my brother in this case,
If he should scorn me so 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 flame, I doubt it not.



Enter Dromio of Syracufe, from the Bay.

S. Dro. Mafter, there is a bark of Epidamnui, 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 reevith

sheep, What ship of Epidamnum says for me?

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

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

S. Dro. You sent me for a rope’s-end as 100:1 :
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,


There is a purse of ducats, let her send it :
Tell her, I am arrested in the street,
And that shall bail me ; hie thee, Nave ; be gone:
On, officer, to prison ’till it come. | Exeuni.

S. Dre. To Adriana ! that is where we din'd,
Where. Dowfabel did claim me for her husband ;
She is too big, I hope, for me to compals.
Thither I must, altho’against my will,
For fervants must their master's minds fulfil. (Exit.

Changes to E. Antipholis's House.

Enter Adriana and Luciana.
Adr. Ah, Luciana, did he tempt thee fo?
Might'st thou perceive austerely in his eye
That he did plead in earnest, yea or no?
Look’d he or red or pale, or fad or merrily ?
What observation mad'st thou in this case,
Of his heart's meteors tilting in his face ??

Luc. First he deny’d. You had in him no right.
Adr. He neant, he did me none, the more my

spight. Luc. Then swore he, that he was a stranger here. Adr. And true he swore, though yet forsworn he


Luc. Then pleaded I for you.
Adr, And what said he ?
Luc. That love I begg’d for you, he begg'd of me.
Adr. With what pertualion did he tempt thy love?
Luc. With words, that in an honest suit might move.

meteors tilting in his troubled heav'n, face ?) Alluding to those me- All of one nature of one fubftakt teors in the sky which have the bred, appearance of lines of armies Did lately meet in the inteftine meeting in the shock. To this Shock appearance he compares civil And furious close of civil butchery. wars in another place.

WARBURTON, Which, like the meteors of a


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