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First, he did praise my beauty, then my speech.

Adr. Did It speak him fair ?
Luc. Have patience, I beseech.

Adr. I cannot, nor I will not, hold me still ; My tongue, though not my heart, shall have its will. He is deformed, crooked, old and * sere, lll-fac’d, worse-body'd, Mapeless every where ; Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind, + Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.

Luc. Who would be jealous then of such a one?
No evil loft is wail'd, when it is gone.
Adr. Ah! but I think him better than I say,

And yet, would herein others' eyes were worse : For from her nest the lapwing cries away ;

My heart prays for him, tho' my tongue do curse.


Enter Dromio of Syracuse.
S. Dro. Here, go : the desk, the purse; sweet now

make hafte.
Luc. How haft thou lost thy breath?
S. Dro. By running fast.
Adr. Where is thy master, Droinio? is he well ?

S. Dro. No, he's in Tartar Limbo, worse than hell;
A devil in an everlasting garment hath him,
One, whose hard heart is button'd up with steel :
A fiend, a fairy, pitiless and rough,
A wolf, nay, worse, a fellow all in buff";

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Sere, that is, dry, withered. a Creature, such as, a Devil, a + Stigmatical in making - Fiend, a l'elf, &c. But how That is, marked or stigmatized does Fairy come up to these terby nature with deformity, as a sible Ideas ? We should read token of his vicious difpofition. a Fiend, a Furv,&. Turob. 3 A Fiend, a Fairy, pitills Mr. Thcobalt seems to have for

and rough,] Dromio here gotten that there were fairies like bringing word in haste that his hobgoblins, pitileis and rough, Master is arrested, describes the and delcribed as malevolent and Bailiff by Names proper to raise mischievous His emendation is, Horror and Detellation of such however, plautible.


can tell.

A back-friend, a shoulder-clapper, one that commands
The passages of allies, creeks, and narrow lands;
A hound that * runs counter, and yet draws dry-foot

well; One, that before the judgment carries poor souls to hell.

Adr. Why, man, what is the matter ?
S. Dro. I do not know the matter ; he is 'rested on

the case.
Ads. What, is he arrested? tell me, at whose fuit?

S. Dro. I know not at whose suit he is arrested, well; but he's in a suit of buff, which 'refted him, that I


you fend hin, mistress, redemption, the mony in his dek? Adr. Go fetch it, fifter. This I wonder at.

[Exit Luciana. That he, unknown to me, should be in debt! Tell me, was he arrested on a bord ?

S. Dro. Not on a bond, but on a stronger thing, A chain, a chain; do you not hear it ring?

Adr. What, the chain ?

S. Dro. No, no, the bell ; 'tis time that I were gone, It was two ere I left hiin, and now the clock strikes one.

Adr. The hours come back! that I did never hear. S. Dro. O



any hour meet a ferjeant, a' turns back for very fear. Adr. As if time were in debt! how fondly dost

thou reason ? S. Dro. Time is a very bankrout, and owes more

than he's worth, to season. Nay, he's a thief too ; have you not heard men say, That time comes stealing on by night and day? * A hound that runs counter, The jest consists in the ambiguity

and jei drau's dry-foot well;] of the word crunter, which means To run counter, is to run back- the wrong way in the chase, and ward, by mistaking the course a frifon in London. The officer of the animal pursued; to draw that arrested him was a serjeant dry fiot is, I believe, to pursue of the counter. For the conby the track or prick of the foot; gruity of this jest with the Scene to run counter and draw dry foot of aâion, let our author an. will are, therefore, inconfiftent. fwer.

If Time be in debt and theft, and a ferjeant in the way,
Hath he not reason to turn back an hour in the day?

Enter Luciana.
Adr. Go, Dromio ; there's the mony, bear it ftrait,

And bring thy master home immediately.
Come, fifter, I am preft down with conceit;

Conceit, my comfort and my injury. (Exeunt.

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Enter Antipholis of Syracuse.
S. Ant. There's not a man I meet, but doth falute

As if I were their well-acquainted friend;
And every one doth call me by my name.
Some tender mony to me, fome invite me;
Some other give me thanks for kindneffes ; .
Some offer me commodities to buy.
Even now a taylor call'd me in his shop,
And how'd me fiks that he had bought for me,
And therewithal took measure of my body.
Sure, these are but imaginary wiles,
And Lapland forcerers inhabit here.

Enter Dromio of Syracuse. 3. Dró. Master, here's the gold you sent me for ; * what, have you got the picture of old Adam new apparelld ?

S. Ant.

What, have you got the Pic- Servant home for Mony to reture of old Adam new apparell d?] deem him: He running back A short Word or two must have with the Mony meets the Twin fipt out here, by fome Accident Antipholis, whom he mistakes for in copying, or at Press ; other his Mafter, and feeing him clear wife I have no conception of of the Oficer before the Mony the meaning of the Paffage. The was come, he cries in a SurCase is this. Dromio's Master prize; had been arrested, and sent his VOL. III.


S. Ant. What gold is this ? what Adam dost thou

mean? S. Dro. Not that Adam, that keeps the paradise; but that Adam, that keeps the prison ; he that goes in the calves-skin, that was kill'd for the prodigal ; he that came behind you, Sir, like an evil angel, and bid you forsake your liberty.

S. Ant. I underttand thee not.

S. Dro. No ? why, 'tis a plain case. Hë that went like a base-viol in a case of leather ; the man, Sir, that, when gentlemen are tired, gives them a fob, and 'rests them; he, Sir, that takes pity on decay'd men, and gives 'em suits of durance; she, that sets up his


What, bave you got rid of the traordinary length. As the arPicture of old Adam new appa- tists improved the strength of rell'd?

their powder, the foldiers proFor so have I ventur’d to supply, portionably shortned their arms by Conjecture. But why is the and artillery ; so that the cannon Officer call’d old Adam new ap. which Froissart tells us was once parellid? The Allusion is to fifty foot long, was contracted Adam in his State of Innocence to less than ten. This propor. going naked; and immediately tion likewise held in their muafter the Fall, being cloath'd in skets; so that, till the middle of a Frock of Skins. Thus he was the last century, the musketeers new apparell’d: and, in like always supported their pieces manner, the Sergeants of the when they gave fire, with a Rejt Counter were formerly clad in fuck before them into the ground, Buff, or Calves-skin, as the Au. which they called setting up tbeir thor humorously a little lower Resi, and is here alladed to. calls it.

THEOBALD. There is another quibbling alThe explanation is very good, lufion too to the serjeant's office but the text does not require to

of arresting. But what molt be amended.

wants animadversion is the mor. Sibe, that sets up his rest to do ris-pike, which is without meanmore exploits with his mace, than ing, impertinent to the sense, 4 MORRIS-pike.] Sets up bis Reft, and false in the allufion; no pike is a phrase taken from military being used amongst the dancers exercise. When gunpowder was so called, or at least not fam'd first invented, its force was very for much execution. In a word, weak compared to that in pre. Shakespeare wrote, Sent use. This necessarily re a MAURICE-Pike, quired fire-arms to be of an ex. i.c. a Pikeman of Prince Mas

reft to do more exploits with his mace, than a morrispike.

S. Ant. What! thou mean'ft an officer?

S. Dro. Ay, Sir, the serjeant of the band , he, that brings any man to answer it, that breaks his bond; one that thinks a man always going to bed, and faith, God give you good rest !

3. Ant. Well, Sir, there rest in your foolery. Is there any ship puts forth to-night, may we be gone?

S. Dro. Why, Sir, I brought you word an hout since, that the bark Expedition puts forth to-night, and then were you hindered by the serjeant, to tarry for the hoy Delay ; here are the angels that you sent for, to deliver you.

S. Ant. The fellow is distract, and so am I,
And here we wander in illusions ;.
Some blessed power deliver us from hence !

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Cour. Well met, well met, master Antipholis: I see, Sir, you have found the goldsmith now : Is that the chain you promis'd me to-day?

rice's army. He was the greatest unnecessarily of the rest of a mxgeneral of that age, and the sker, by which he makes the beconductor of the Low-country ro of the speech set up the rest wars againit Spain, under whom of a musket, to do exploits with a all the English Gentry and No. pike. The rift of a piké was a bility were bred to the service. common term, and signified, I Being frequently overborn with believe, the manner in which it Dumbers, he became famous for was fixed to receive the rush of his fine Retreats, in which a stand the enemy. A morris pike was a of Pikes is of great service. pike used in a morris or a militaHence the Pikes of his army be- ry dance, and with which great came famous for their military exploits were done, that is, great exploits. WARBURTON. feats of dexterity were shewn.

This conjecture is very inge- There is no need of change. nious, yet the commentator talks

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S. Ant.

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