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S. Ant. Then she bears fome breadth ?
S. Dro. No longer from head to foot, than from hip to hip; she is sperical, like a globe: I could find out countries in her.
S. Ant. In what part of her body stands Ireland ?
S. Dro. I found it by the barrenness, hard in the palm of her hand.
S. Ant. Where France?
S. Dro. In her forehead, arm’d, and reverted, making war against her hair.
S. Ant. Where England ?
S. Dro. I look'd for the chalky cliffs, but I could find no whiteness in them; but I guess, it stood in her chin, by the falt rheum that ran between France and it.
S. Ant. Where Spain ?
S. Dro. O, sir, upon her nose, all o'er embellish'd with rubies, carbuncles, saphires, declining their rich aspect to the hot breath of Spain, who sent whole armadoes of caracks to be ballast at her nose.
S. Ant. Where stood Belgia, the Netherlands ?
S. Dro. O, sir, I did not look so low. To conclude, this drudge, or diviner, lay'd claim to me, call’d me Dromio, swore I was assur’d to her, told me what privy marks I had about me, as, the marks of my shoulder, the mole in my neck, the great wart on my left arm, that I amaz’d ran from her as a witch. And, I think, if my breast had not been made of Aint, and my heart of steel, she had transform’d me to a cur-tail dog, and made me turn i'th' wheel.
S. Ant. Go, hie thee presently; post to the road;
• A jingle intended between the words hair and heir; France being thin in arms against the he'r of the crown Henry IV.
If any bark put forth, come to the mart;
S. Dro. As from a bear a man would run for life,
Enter Angelo, with a chain.
Ang. I know it well, fir; lo, here is the chain;
S. Ant. What is your will that I shall do with this?
Ang. Not once, nor twice, but twenty times you have:
S. Ant. I pray you, fir, receive the money now,
well. [Exit. S. Ant. What I should think of this, I cannot tell:
Y Awdknow, fince
Enter a Merchant, Angelo, and an Officer.
And since I have not much importun'd you ;
Ang. Ev’n just the sum that I do owe to you,
Enter Antiph. Eph. and Dro. Eph. as from the courtezan's.
But, soft; I see the goldsmith: get thee gone,
Ang. Saving your merry humour, here's the note,
E. Ant. I am not furnish'd with the present money;
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. An if I have not, fir, I hope, you have:
Ang. Nay, come, I pray you, sir, give me the chain,
E. Ant. Good lord, you use this dalliance to excuse
Mer. The hour fteals on; I pray you, fir, dispatch.
E. Ant. Why, give it to my wife, and fetch your money.
Ang. Come, come; you know, I gave it you ev'n now. Or send the chain, or send me by some token.
E. Ant. Fie, now you run this humour out of breath :
Mer. My business cannot brook this dalliance:
E. Ant. I answer you! why should I answer you?
Ang. You wrong me more, sir, in denying it;
Mer. Well, officer, arrest him at my fuit.
. I do,
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 him, officer;
E. Ant. I do obey thee 'till I give thee bail.
Ang. Sir, sir, I shall have law in Ephesus,
your notorious shame, I doubt it not.