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The time was once, when thou, unurg’d, would'st vow,
you not ;
Luc. Fie, brother! how the world is chang'd with
When were you wont to use my sister thus ?
Ant. of Syr. By Dromio ?
tlewoman? Dro. of Syr. I, sir? I never saw her till this mo
ment! Ant. of Syr. Villain, thou liest! for even her very
words Didst thou deliver to me on the mart.
Dro. of Syr. I never spoke with her in all my life. Ant. of Syr. How can she then thus call us by
our names, Unless it be by inspiration?
Adr. How ill agrees it with your gravity,
Luc. Dromio, go bid the servants spread for dinner.
Ant. of Syr. Am I alive? Am I Antipholis?
Adr. Come, come, no longer will I be a fool,
for your master,
[Exit, with LUCIANA and ANTIPHOLIS.
Dro. of Syr. Spread for dinner! I am afraid I shall Be somewhat awkward, as I am not Acquainted with the ways of the house; Though, I suppose they'll be so courteous As to instruct a new.comer. Ay, there they go ;The house with the green doors, and have taken My master with them; I must follow-Sure We are in the fairy land, and converse with 'Sprites and goblins. I wish they mayn't have Infected my poor master already; for, even Now, he swore to a discourse, I held with him On the Mart: when I can swear, I was talking To the strong box at the Centaur.-Mighty odd All this ! However, my comfort is, that, whatsoever Mischief we light on, the master takes place Of the servant, and must fall into it first. [Exit.
ACT THE THIRD.
A Street, with a View of ANTIPHOLIS's House.
Enter ANTIPHOLIS OF EPHESUS, DROMIO OF
EPHESUS, ANGELO, and BALTHASAR.
cuse us ;
To see the making of her bracelet,
what I know, That you
beat me at the Mart, I have the marks to
Dro. of Eph. Oh, he's a little soberer, and he does know his own house now !
(Rings. Ant. of Eph. Will they not hear? Dro. of Eph, In good truth, I think they will not My mistress, sure, means to be quits with you, master—you denied her a while ago, and now she's determined to deny you.
Ant. of Eph. Have done, thou varlet ! Call to them; bid them let us in.
Dro. of Eph. Maud ! Bridget! Marian ! Cicely, Gillian ! Madge !
Dro. of Syr. [Within.] Mome, Malt-horse, Capon, Coxcomb, Idiot, Patch!--Dost thou conjure for wenches, that thou call'st for such store, when one is one too many.-Go, get thee from the gate!
Dro.of Eph. What patch is made our porter ?My master stays in the street.
Dro. of Syr. (Within.] Let him walk from whence he came, lest he catch cold in his feet.
Ant. of Eph. Who talks within there?-Hoa ! open the door!
Dro. of Syr. (Within.] Right, sir-I'll tell you when, an you'll tell me wherefore.
Ant. of Eph. What art thou, there, that keep'st me from mine own house?
Dro. of Syr. Within.] The porter, sir, and my name is Dromio.
Dro. of Eph. O villain, thou hast stole both mine office, and my name.
Bridget. Within.) Why, what a coil is there ! Dromio, who are those, at the door?
Dro. of Eph. Let my master in, Bridget.
Bridget. (Witkin.] Peace, fool! thy master's here already.
Ant. of Eph. Do you hear, you minion :- you'll let us in, I trow?
Bridget. (Within.) Can you tell for whose sake? Dro. of Eph. Master, knock at the door hard. Dro. of Syr. (Within.] Let him knock till it ake. Adriana. [Within.] Who is at the gate, that keeps all this noise ?
Ant. of Eph. Are you there, wife? you might have come before.
Adr. [Within.] Your wife, Sir Knave !-Go, get you from the gate. Ant. of Eph. Get from the gate! What means this
saucy language ? There's something more in this !--Why, Adriana ! Adr. [Within.) Hence, you familiar coxcomb !
Cease your noise, Or you shall dearly pay for all this outrage. Dromio, be sure you keep fast the doors against thein.
Ant. of Eph. Why, wife, I say !
Dro. of Syr. [Within.] She's gone back to dinner, sir, to take a refreshing cup, and has no time to answer idle questions now. Ant. of Eph. Now, on my soul, some strange mys
terious guile, Lurks umderneath this unaccustom'd usage.