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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. Marry, sir, in her buttocks; I found it out by the bogs.
S. Ant. Where Scotland ?

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. 'Faith, I saw it not, but I felt it hot in her breath.
S. Ant. Where America, the Indies?

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;
And if the wind blow any way from shore,
I will not harbour in this town to-night.

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;
Where I will walk 'till thou return to me:
If every one knows us, and we know none,
'Tis time, I think, to trudge, pack, and be gone.

S. Dro. As from a bear a man would run for life,
So fly I from her that would be my wife.


S. Ant. There's none but witches do inhabit here;
And therefore 'tis high time that I were hence :
She that doth call me husband, even my soul
Doth for a wife abhor. But her fair fifter,
Poffefs’d with such a gentle sovereign grace,
Of such enchanting presence and discourse,
Hath almost made me traitor to myself:
But left myself be guilty of self-wrong,
I'll stop mine ears against the mermaid's song.

Enter Angelo, with a chain.
Ang. Master Antipholis !
S. Ant. Ay, that's my name.

Ang. I know it well, fir; lo, here is the chain;
I thought t' have ta’en you at the porcupine;
The chain unfinish'd made me stay thus long.

S. Ant. What is your will that I shall do with this?
Ang. What please yourself, fir; I have made it for you.
S. Ant. Made it for me, sir! I bespoke it not.

Ang. Not once, nor twice, but twenty times you have:
Go home with it, and please your wife withal;
And soon at supper-time I'll visit you,
And then receive my money for the chain.

S. Ant. I pray you, fir, receive the money now,
For fear you ne'er fee chain nor money more.
Ang. You are a merry man, fir; fare you

well. [Exit. S. Ant. What I should think of this, I cannot tell:


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Enter a Merchant, Angelo, and an Officer.

OU know, since pentecost the sum is due;

And since I have not much importun'd you ;
Nor now I had not, but that I am bound
To Perfa, 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 owing 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 money for the same:
Please you but walk with me down to his house,
I will discharge my bond, and thank you too.

Enter Antiph. Eph. and Dro. Eph. as from the courtezan's.
Ofi. That labour you may save: see, where he comes.
Ē. Ant. While I go to the goldsmith’s house, go

And buy a rope's end; that I will bestow
Among my wife and her confederates,
For locking me out of my doors to-day.
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But, soft; 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 trusts 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 carat,
The fineness of the gold, the chargeful fashion,
Which doth 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 money;
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 in time.
Ang. Well, fir, I will: have you the chain about you?

E. Ant. An if I have not, fir, I hope, you have:
Or else you may return without your money.

Ang. Nay, come, I pray you, sir, give me the chain,
Both wind and tide stay for the 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 fteals on; I pray you, fir, dispatch.
Ang. You hear how he importunes me; the chain.

E. Ant.

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 :
Come, where's the chain? I pray you, let me see it.

Mer. My business cannot brook this dalliance:
Good fir, fay, if 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 money that you owe me for the chain.
E. Ant. I owe you none 'till 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, arrest him at my fuit.

. 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’st.

Ang. Here is thy fee; arrest him, officer;
I would not spare my brother in this case,
If he should scorn me fo

Offi. I do arrest you, fır; you hear the suit.

E. Ant. I do obey thee 'till I give thee bail.
But, firrah, 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,

your notorious shame, I doubt it not.

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