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Ang. Not once, nor twice, but twenty times you
S. Ant. I pray you, Sir, receive the mony now;
A CT IV.
S CE N E I.
Enter a Merchant, Angelo, and an Officer.
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 receive the mony for the same :
as from the Courtezan's.
Ofi. That labour you may save : see where he comes :
[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
Mer. The hour steals on; I pray you, Sir, dispatch,
Ang. Come, come you know, I gave
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?
to say so.
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 !
Ang. Here is thy fee; arrest bim, 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,
S CE N E
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 :
E. Ant. I will debate this matter at more leisure
There is a purse of ducats, let her send it :
S. Dre. To Adriana ! that is where we din'd,
SC EN E III.
Enter Adriana and Luciana.
Luc. First he deny’d. You had in him no right.
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.
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