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How now, sir? have you that I sent you for? Dro. E. Sir, sooth to say, you did not dine at Dro. E. 'Here's that, I warrant you, will pay home. them all.
Ant. E. Were not my doors lock'd up, and I Ant. E. But where's the money ?
shut out? Dro. E. Why, sir, I gave the money for the Dro. E. Perdy, your doors were lock'd, and rope?
you shut out. Ant. E. Five hundred ducats, villain, for a Ant. E. And did not she herself revile me
there? Dro. E. I'll serve you, sir, five hundred at Dro. E. Sans fable, she herself revil'd you the rate.
there. Ant E. To what end did I bid thee hie thee Ant. E. Did not her kitchen maid rail, taunt, home?
and scorn me? Dro. E. To a rope's end, sir : and to that end Dro. E. Certes, she did ; the kitchen-vesta! am I return'd.
scorn'd you. Ant. E. And to that end, sir, I will welcome Ant. E. And did not I in rage depart from you.
[Beating him. thence ? Off. Good sir, be patient.
Dro. E. In verity, you did ;-my bones bear Dro. E. Nay, 'lis for me to be patient: I am witness, in adversity.
That since have felt the vigour of his rage. Off. Good now, hold thy tongue.
Adr. Is't good to sooth him in these contraries? Dro. E. Nay, rather persuade him to hold his Pinch. It is no shame; the fellow finds his vein, hands.
And, yielding to him, humours well his frenzy. Ant. E. Thou whoreson, senseless villain ! Ant. E. Thou hast suborn'd the goldsmith to Dro. E. I would, I were senseless, sir, that I might not feel your blows.
Adr. Alas, I sent you money to redeem you, Ant. E. Thou art sensible in nothing but blows, By Dromio here, who came in haste for it. and so is an ass.
Dro. E. Money by me? heart and good-will Dro. E. I am an ass, indeed; you may prove yon might, it by my long ears. I have served him from the But, surely, master, not a rag of money. hour of my nativity to this instant, and have 110 Ant. E. Went'st not thou to her for a purse of thing at his hands for my service, but blows: ducats? when I am cold, he heats me with beating: when Adr. He came to me, and I deliver'd it. I am warm, he cools me with beating: I am Luc. And I am witness with her, that she did. waked with it, when I sleep: raised with it, Dro. E. God and the rope-maker, bear me when I sit ; driven ont of doors with it, when I witness, go from home; welcomed home with it, when I That I was sent for nothing but a rope ! return: nay, I bear it on my shoulders, as a Pinch. Mistress, both man and master is posbeggar wont her brat; and, I think, when he sess'd; hath lained me, I shall' beg with it from door to I know it by their pale and deadly looks: door.
They must be bound, and laid in some dark
room. Enter Adriana, Luciana, and the Courtezan,
Ant. E. Say, wherefore didst thou lock me forth with Pinch, and others.
to-day, Ant. E. Come, go along; my wife is coming And why dost thou deny the bag of gold? yonder.
Adr. I did not, gentle husband, lock thee forth Dro. E. Mistress, respice finem, respect your Dro. E. And, genue master, I receiv'd no gold; end; or rather the prophecy, like the parrot, But I confess, sir, that we were lock'd out. Beware the rope's end.
Adr. Dissembling villain, thou speak’st false in Ant. E. Wilt thou still talk? [Beats him.
both. Cour. How say you now? is not your husband Ant. E. Dissembling harlot, thou art false in mad?
all; Adr. His incivility confirms no less.
And art confederate with a damned pack, Good doctor Pinch, you are a conjurer;
To make a loathsome abject scorn of me: Establish him in his true sense again,
But with these nails I'll pluck out these false eyes, And I will please you what you will demand. That would behold in me this shameful sport. Luc. Alas, how fiery and how sharp he looks! Pinch and his Assistants bind Ant. and Dro. Cour. Mark, how he trembles in his ecstasy! Adr. O, bind him, bind him, let him not come Pinch. Give me your hand, and let me feel your pulse.
Pinch. More company ;-the fiend is strong Ant. E. There is my hand, and let it feel your within himn. ear.
Luc. Ah mne, poor man, how pale and wan be Pinch charge thee, Satan, hous'd within this
Ant. E. What, will you murder me? Thou To yield possession to my holy prayers,
gaoler, thou, And to thy state of darkness hie thee straight; I am thy prisoner; wilt thon suffer them I conjure thee by all the saints in heaven.
To make a rescue? Ant. E. Peace, doting wizard, peace; I am not Off
Masters, let him go; mad.
He is my prisoner, and you shall not have him. Adr. O, that thou wert not, poor distressed Pinch. Go, bind this man, for he is frantic toa soul!
Adr. What wilt thou do, thou peevish officer 3 Ant. E. You minion, you, are these your cus. Hast thou delight to see a wretched man tomers?
Do outrage and displeasure to himself? Did this companion with a saffron face
Off He is my prisoner; if I let him go, Revel and feast it at my house to-day,
The debt he owes will be requir'd of me. Whilst upon me the guilty doors were shut, Adr. I will discharge thee, ere I go from thee: And I denied to enter in my house?
Bear me forthwith unto his creditor, Adr. ho, husband, God doth know yon din’d at And, knowing how the debt grows, I will pay it Where 'would, you had remain'd until this time, Home to my house. -O most unhappy day! Free from these slanders, and this open shame! Ant. E. O most unhappy strumpet! Ant. E. Din'd at homet thou villain, what Dro. E. Master, I am here enter'd in bond for say'st thou?
Ant. E. Out on thee, villain! wherefore dost| This chain, which now you wear so openly : thou mad me?
Besides the charge, the shame, imprisonment, Dro. E. Will you be bound for nothing ? be You have done wrong to this my honest friend ; mad,
Who, but for staying on our controversy, Good master; cry, the devil.-.
Had hoisted sail, and put to sea to-day : Luc. God help, poor souls, how idly do they This chain you had of me, can you deny it? talk !
Ant. s. I think, I had ; I never did deny it. Adr. Go, bear him hence.-Sister, go you with Mer. Yes, that you did, sir ; and forswore it me.
too. [Exeunt Pinch and Assistants with An- Ant. S. Who heard me to deny it, or for tipholus and Dromio.
swear it ? Say now, whose suit is he arrested at?
Mer. These ears of mine, thou knowest, did Off One Angelo, a goldsmith: Do you know hear thee : him?
Fie on thee, wretch! 'tis pity, that thou liv'st Adr. I know the man: What is the sum he To walk where any honest men resort. owes?
Ant. S. Thou art a villain to impeach me thus: Offi. Two hundred ducats.
I'll prove mine honour, and mine honesty. Adr.
Say, how grows it due ? Against thee presently, if thou dar'st stand. Offi. Due for a chain, your husband had of him. Mer. I dare, and do defy thee for a villain Adr. He did bespeak a chain for me, but had
[They draw. it not Cour. When as your husband, all in rage, to- Enter Adriana, Luciana, Courtezan, and others. day
Adr. Hold, hurt him not, for God's sake: he Came to my house, and took away my ring,
is mad; (The ring I saw upon his finger now,)
Some get within him, take his sword away: Straight after, did I meet him with a chain. Bind Dromio too, and bear them to my house.
Adr. It may be so, but I did never see it : Dro. S. Run, master, run; for God's sako
[Exeunt Antiph. and Dro. to the Priory. Enter Antipholus of Syracuse, with his rapier drawn, and Dromio of Syracuse.
Enter the Abbess. Luc. God, for thy mercy : they are loose again. Abb. Be quiet, people : Wherefore throng you Adr. And come with naked swords; let's call hither? more help,
Adr. To fetch my poor distracted husband To have them bound again.
hence : Of
Away, they'll kill us. Let us come in, that we may bind him fast,
[Exeunt Officer, Adr. and Luc. And bear him home for his recovery. Ant. S. I see these witches are afraid of swords. Ang. I knew, he was not in his perfect wits. Dro. S. She, that would be your wife, now Mer. I am sorry now, that I did draw on him. ran from you.
Abb. How long hath' this possession held the Ant. S. Come to the Centaur; fetch our stuff from thence :
Adr. This week he hath been heavy, sour,
sad, I long, that we were safe and sound aboard. And much different from the man he was ; Dro.' S. 'Faith, stay here this night, they will But, till this afternoon, his passion surely do us no harm; you saw, they speak us Ne'er brake into extremity of rage. fair, give us gold: methinks, they are such a Abb. Hath he not lost much wealth by wreck gentle nation, that but for the mountain of mad at sea ? flesh that claims marriage of me, I could find Buried some dear friend? Hath not else his eye in my heart to stay here still, and turn witch. Stray'd his affection in unlawful love? Ani. s. I will not stay to-night for all the town; A sin, prevailing much in youthful men, Therefore away, to get our stuff aboard. Who
give their eyes the liberty of gazing [Exeunt. Which of these sorrows is he subject to?
Adr. To none of these, except it be the last ;
Namely, some love, that drew him oft from home, ACT V.
Abb. You should for that have reprehended SCENE I. The same.
Adr. Why, so I did.
Ay, but not rough enough. Ang. I am sorry, sir, that I have hinder'a Adr. As roughly, as my modesty would let me. you ;
Abb. Haply, in private. But, I protest, he had the chain of me,
And in assemblies too. Though most dishonestly he doth deny it. Abb. Ay, but not enough. Mer. How is the man esteem'd here in the Adr. It was the copy of our conference : city ?
In bed, he slept not for my urging it; Ang. Of very reverend reputation, sir, At board, he fed not for ny urging it; Of credit infinite, highly belov'd,
Alone, it was the subject of my theme; Second to none that lives here in the city : In company, I often glanced it; His word might bear my wealth at any time. Still did I tell him it was vile and bad. Mer. Speak softly : yonder, as I think, he Abb. And therefore came it, that the man was walks.
The venom clamours of a jealous woman Enter Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse.
Poison more deadly than a mad dog's tooth. Ant. 'Tis so; and that self chain about his It seems his sleeps were hinder'd by thy railing : neck,
And therefore comes it that his head is light. Which he forswore, most monstrously, to have. Thou say'st his meat was sauc'd with thy up Good sir, draw near to me, I'll speak to him. braidings: Signior Antipholus, I wonder much
Unqniet meals make ill digestions, That you would put me to this shame and Thereof the raging fire of fever bred; trouble ;
And what's a fever but a fit of madness? And not without some scandal to yourself, Thou say'st his sports were hinder'd by thy With circumstance and oath, so to deny
Sweet recreation barr'd, what doth ensue, He broke from those that had the guard of him But moody and duil melancholy,
And, with his mad attendant and hiroself, (Kinsman to grim and comfortless despair ;) Each one with ireful passion, withdrawn And, at her heels, a huge infectious troop
swords, Of pale distemperatures, and foes to life? Met us again, and, madly bent on us, In food, in sport, and life-preserving rest Chas'd us away; till raising of more aid, To be disturb'd, would mad or man, or beast : We came again to bind them; then they fled The consequence is then, thy jealous fits Into this abbey, whither we pursued them; Have scar'd thy husband from the use of wits. And here the abbess shuts the gates on us, Luc. She never reprehended him but mildly, And will not suffer us to fetch him out, When he demean'd himself rough, rude, and Nor send him forth, that we may bear him wildly.
hence. Why bear you these rebukes, and answer not? Therefore, most gracious duke, with thy comAdr. She did betray me to my own reproof.
mand, Good people, enter, and lay hold on him. Let him be brought forth, and borne hence for Abb. No, not a creature enters in my house.
help Adr. Then, let your servants bring my hus. Duke. Long since, thy husband serv'd me in band forth
Go, some of you, knock at the abbey-gate,
I will determine this, before I stir.
Enter a Servant.
self! With wholesome syrups,drugs and holy prayers, My master and his man are both broke loose, To make of him a formal man again:
Beaten the maids a row, and bound the doctor, It is a branch and parcel of mire oath, Whose beard they have singed off with brands A charitable duty of my order ;
of fire; Therefore depart, and leave him here with me. And ever as it blaz'd, they threw on him Adr. I will not hence, and leave my husband Greet pails of puddled mire to quench the hair ; here;
My master preaches patience io him, and the And ill it doth beseem your holiness,
while To separate the husband and the wife.
His man with scissors nicks him like a fool; Abb. Be quiet, and depart, thou shalt not have And, sure, unless you send some present help, him.
[Erit Abbess. Between them they will kill the conjurer. Luc. Complain unto the duke of this indignity. Adr. Peace, fool, thy master and his man are Adr. Come, go; I will fall prostrate at his feet,
here; And never rise until my tears and prayers And that is false, thou dost report to as. Have won his grace to come in persor hither, Ser. Mistress, upon my life, I tell you true; And take perforce my husband from the abbess. I nave no' breath'd almost, since I did see it.
Mer. By this, I think, the dial points at five : He cries for you, and vows, if he can take you, Anon, I am sure, the dnke himself in person To scorch your face, and to disfigure you: Comes this way to the melancholy vale;
(Cry within. The place of death and sorry execution, Hark, hark, I hear him, mistress ; fly, be gone Behind the ditches of the abbey here.
Duke. Come, stand by me, fear nothing; Guard Ang. Upon what cause?
with halberds. Mer. To see a reverend Syracusan merchant, Adr. Ah me, it is my husband! Witness you, Who put unluckily into this bay
That he is borne about invisible :
And now he's there, past thought of human Ang. See, where they come; we will behold
reason. his death. Luc. Kneel to the duke, before he pass the
Enter Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus. abbey.
Ant. E. Justice, most gracious duke, oh, grant Enter Duke attended; Ægeon bare-headed ; Even for the service that long since I did thee,
me justice! with the Headsman and other Officers.
When I bestrid thee in the wars, and took Duke. Yet once again proclaim it publickly, Deep scars to save thy life; even for the blood If any friend will pay the sum for hím,
That then I lost for thee, now grant me justice He shall not die, so much we tender him.
Æge. Unless the fear of death doth make me Adr. Justice, inost sacred duke, against the dote, ubbess!
I see my son Antipholus, and Dromio. Duke. She is a virtuous and a reverend lady ; Ant. E. Justice, sweet prince, against that It cannot be, that she hath done thee wrong
That hath abused and dishonour'd me,
That she this day hath shameless thrown on me Thai desperately he hurried through the street Duke. Discover how, and thou shalt find me (With him his bondman, all as mad as he,)
just. Doing displeasure to the citizens
Ant. E. This day, great duke, she shut the By rushing in their houses, bearing thence
doors upon me, Rings, jewels, any thing his rage did like. While she with harlots feasted in my house, Once did I get him bound, and sent him home, Duke. A grievous fault: Say, woman, didst Whilst to take order for the wrongs I went,
thou so? That here and there his fury had committed. Adr. No, my good lord ;-myself, he, and my Anon, I wot not by what strong escape,
To-day did dine together : So befall my soul, Duke. Saw'st thou him enter at the abbey here? As this is false he burdens me withal !
Cour. As sure, my liege, as I do see your grace Luc. Ne'er may I look on day, nor sleep on Duke. Why, this is strange ;-Go call the abnight,
bess híther; But she tells to your highness simple truth! I think, you are all mated, or stark mad. Ang. O perjur'd woman! they are both for
[Erit an Attendant sworn.
Æge. Most mighty duke, vouchsafe me speak In this the madman justly chargeth thcm.
a word; Ant. E. My liege, I am advised what I say ; Haply I see a friend will save my life, Neither disturbed with the effect of wine, And pay the sum that may deliver me. Nor heady rash, provok'd with racing ire, Duke. Speak freely, Syracusan, what thou wilt Albeit, my wrongs might make one wiser mad, Ege. Is not your name, sir, call'd Antipholus ? This woman lock'd me out this day from dinner: And is not that your bondman Dromio ? That goldsmith there, were he not pack'd with Dro. E. Within this hour I was his bondman,
sir, Could witness it, for he was with me then; But he, I thank him, gnaw'd in two my cords ; Who parted with me to go fetch a chain, Now am I Dromio, and his man, unbound. Promising to bring it to the Porcupine,
Æge. I am sure, you both of you remember me. Where Balthazar and I did dine together. Dro. E. Ourselves we do remember, sir, by Our dinner done, and he not coming thither,
you ; I went to seek him : in the street I met him ; For lately we were bound as you are now. And in his company, that gentleman.
You are not Pinch's patient, are yon; There did this perjur'd goldsmith swear me Æge. Why look you strange on me ? you know down,
me well. That I this day of him received the chain, Ant. E I never saw you in my life, till now. Which, God he knows, I saw not: for the which, Ege. Oh! grief hath chang'd me, since you He did arrest me with an officer.
saw me last; I did obey; and sent my peasant home
And careful hours, with Time's deformed hand, For certain ducats : he with none return'd.
Have written strange defeatures in my face : Then fairly I bespoke the officer,
But tell me yet, dost thou not know my voice ? To go in person with me to my house.
Ant. E. Neither. By the way we met
Dromio, nor thou ? My wife, her sister, and a rabble more
Dro. E. No, trust me, sir, nor I. of vile confederates, along with them
I am sure, thou dost. They brought one Pinch; a hungry lean-faca Dro. E. Ay, sir ? but I am sure, I do not, and villain,
whatsoever a man denies, you are now bound to A mere anatomy, a mountebank,
believe him. A thread-bare juggler, and a fortune teller;
Æge. Not know my voice! O, time's extreA needy, hollow-ey'd, sharp-looking wretch,
mity! A living dead man: this pernicious slave, Hast thou so crack'd and splitted my poor tongue, Forsooth, took on him as a conjurer ;
In seven short years, that here my only son And, gazing in mine eyes, feeling my pulse, Knows not my feeble key of untun'd cares? And with no face, as 'twere, outfacing me, Though now this grained face of mine be bid Cries out, I was possess'd: then altogether
In sap-consuming winter's drizzled snow, They fell upon me, bound me, bore me thence; And all the conduits of my blood froze up; And in a dark and dankish vault at home Yet hath my night of life some memory, There left me and my man, both bound together : My wasting lamp some fading glimmer left, Till gnawing with my teeth my bonds in sunder, My dull deaf ears a little use to hear : I gain'd my freedom, and immediately
All these old witnesses (I cannot err,) Ran hither to your grace; whom I beseech Tell me, thou art my son Antipholus. To give me ample satisfaction
Ant. E. I never saw my father in my life. For these deep shames and great indignities.
Ege. But seven years since, in Syracusa, boy, Ang. My lord, in truth, thus far I witness with Thou know'st we parted: but, perhaps, my son,
Thou sham'st to acknowledge me in misery. That he dined not at home, but was lock'd out.
Ant. E. The duke, and all that know me in this
I ne'er saw Syracusa in my life.
During which time he ne'er saw Syracusa :
I see, thy age and dangers make thee dote.
Enter the Abhess, with Antipholus Syracusan, And then you fled into this abbey here,
and Dromio Syracufan. From whence, I think, you are come by miracle. Abb. Most mighty duke, behold a man much Ant. E. I never came within these abbey walls, wrong'd.
(All gather to see him. Nor ever didst thou draw thy sword on me : Adr. I see two husbands, or mine eyes deceive I never saw the chain, so help me heaven!
me. And this is false, you hurden me withal.
Duke. One of these men is Genius to the other ; Duke. Why, what an intricate impeach is this! And so of these ; Which is the natural man, I think, you all have drunk of Circe's cup. And which the spirit? Who deciphers them? If here you hous'd him, here he would have been: Dro. S. I, sir, am Dromio ; command him If he were mad, he would not plead so coldly : away. You say, he dined at home; the goldsmith here Dro. E. I, sir, am Dromio; 'pray, let me stay; Denies that saying :-Sirrah, what say you? Ant. S. Ægeon, art thou not? or else his ghost ? Dro. E. Sir, he dined with her there, at the Dro. s. o, my old master ! who hath bound Porcupine.
him here? Cour. He did; and from my finger snatch'd Abb. Whoever bound him, I will loose his bonds, that ring.
And gain a husband by his liberty : Anh E. 'Tis true, my liege, this ring I bad of Speak, old Ægeon, if thou be'st the man her.
That hadst a wife once call'd Æmilia,
Ant. E. There, take it; and much thanks for
my good cheer.
Have suffer'd wrong, go, keep us company,
Twenty-five years have I but gone in travail
The duke, my husband, and my children botlı,
Go to a gossip's feast, and go with me :
Merchant, Angelo, and Attendants. Ant. E. I came from Corinth, my most gra. Dro. S. Master, shall I fetch your stuff from cious lord.
ship-board Dro. E. And I with him.
Ant. E. Dromio, what stuff of mine hast thou Ant. E. Brought to this town with that most embark'd ? famous warrior
Dro. S. Your goods, that lay at host, sir, in the
And are not you my husband ? Come, go with us; we'll look to that anon:
Embrace thy brother there, rejoice with him.
She now shall be my sister, not my wife.
Dro. s. Not I, sir ; you are my elder.
then, lead thou first.
YOUNG SIWARD, his Son.
SEYTON, an Officer attending on Macbeth.
Son to Macduff.
An English Doctor. A Scotch Doctor.
HECATE, and three Witches.
Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murderera,
Attendants, and Messengers. SIWARD, Earl of Northumberland, General The Ghost of Banquo, and several other Appa of the English Forces.
ritions. SCENE-In the end of the Fourth Act, lies in England; through the rest of the play, ir
Scotland : and, chiefly, at Macbeth's Castle
2 Witch. When the hurlyburly's done, SCENE I. An open place.
When the battle's lost and won.
3 Witch. That will be ere set of sun. Thunder and Lightning. Enter three Witches. i Witch. Where the place ? 1 Witch. When shall we three meet again, 2 Witch.
Upon the heatha In thunder, lightning, or in rain ?
3 Witch. There to meet with Macbeth.