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Ant. of Eph. Peace, doting wizard, peace I am not mad! Adr. Oh, that thou wert not, poor distressed soul! Ant, of Eph. You minion, you, are these your customers ? Did this companion, with the saffron face, Revel and feast it at my house to-day While upon me the guilty doors were shut, And I denied to enter in my house Adr. Oh, husband Heaven doth know you din'd at home, Where, would you had remain'd until this time, Free from these slanders, and this open shame. Ant. of Eph. Din’d at home !—Thou villain, what say'st thou? Dro. of Eph, Sir, sooth to say, you did not dine at home. Ant. of Eph. Were not my doors lock'd up, and I shut out? Dro. of Eph. In sooth, your doors were lock'd, and you shut out. Ant. of Eph. And did not she herself revile me there? Dro. of Eph. Sans fable, she herself revil'd you there. Ant. of Eph. And did not I, in rage, depart from thence Dro. of Eph. In verity you did—my bones bear witness, That since have felt the vigour of your rage. Ant. of Eph. Thou hast suborn'd the goldsmith to arrest me. Adr. Alas! I sent you money to redeem you. By Dromio here, who came in haste for it. Dro. of Eph. Money by me !—Heart and good will you might, But surely, master, not a doit of money.
Ant. of Eph. Went'st thou not to her for a purse of ducats Adr. He came to me, and I delivered it. Luc. And I am witness with her, that she did. Dro. of Eph. Heaven, and the rope-maker, can bear me W1tneSS That I was sent for nothing but a rope. Pinch. Mistress, both man and master are possess'd, I know it by their pale and deadly looks; They must be bound, and laid in some dark room. Ant. of Eph. Say, wherefore didst thou lock me forth to-day And why dost thou deny the bag of gold Adr. I did not, gentle husband, lock thee forth. Dro. of Eph. And, gentle master, I received no gold; But I can swear, sir, that we were locked out. Adr. Dissembling villain, thou speak'st false in both. Ant. of Eph. Dissembling harlot, thou art false in all
And art confederate with a damned pack,
near me! [ATTEN DANTs seize him. Pinch. More company 1 the fiend is strong within him.
Ant. of Eph. What, will you murder me?—Thou gaoler, thou,
I am thy prisoner; wilt thou suffer them
Offi. Masters, let him go :
Pinch. Go, bind that man, for he is frantic too.
Adr. What wilt thou do, thou peevish officer?
Hast thou delight to see a wretched man
Enter ANTIPHolls of SYRAcuse and DRom Io or SYRAcuse, with drawn Swords.
Let's call more help, to have them bound again.
Ant. of Syr. Come to the Centaur; fetch our stuff from thence. I long that we were safe and sound aboard. Dro. of Syr. 'Faith, stay here this night—they wil surely do us no harm—you saw they spake us fair, gave us gold.—Methinks they are such a gentle nation, that, but for the mountain of mad flesh, who" claims marriage of me, I could find in my heart to stay here still, and turn witch myself. Ant. of Syr. I will not stay, to-night, for all the town, So many, and such strange events, pursue me, "Tis madness all ! and I begin to doubt, That even love and beauty are but snares,
To plunge my soul in yet severer cares. [Ereunt. .*. * * ACT THE FIFTH. SCENE I.
A Street before a Priory.
Enter ANGELo and Second Merch ANT.
Angelo. I am sorry, sir, that I have hinder'd you; But I protest he had the jewel of me, Though most dishonestly he did deny it.
2 Mer. How is the man esteem'd here in the city
Angelo. Of very reverend estimation, sir,
2 Mer. Speak softly; yonder, as I think, he comes.
Angelo. 'Tis so, and that same bracelet on his arm,
Enter ANTIPHolis of SYRAcuse and DRom Io or
Signor Antipholis, I wonder much
Enter ADRIANA, Luci ANA, LESBIA, and
Adr. Hold 1 hurt him not, for Heaven's sake 1– he's mad!