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To have them bound again.
Enter the Abbess. Off
Away, they'll kill us.
Abb. Be quiet, people; Wherefore throng you (Exeunt OX. Adr. and Luc.
hither? Ant. S. I see, these witches are afraid of swords.
Adr. To fetch my poor distracted husband hence ; Dro. S. She, that would be your wise, now ran Let us come in, that we may bind him fast, from you.
And bear him home for his recovery, Ant. S. Come to the Centaur ; fetch our stuff
Ang. I knew, he was not in his perfect wits. from thence :
Mer. I am sorry now, that I did draw on him. I long, that we were safe and sound aboard.
Abb. How long hath this possession held the Dro. S. Faith, stay here this night, they will
man? surely do us no harm; you saw, they speak us fair, Adr. This week he hath been heavy, sour, sad, give us gold : melhínks, they are such a gentle And much, much different from the man he was; nation, that, but for the mountain of mad flesh that But, till this afternoon, his passion claims marriage of me, I could find in my heart to Ne'er brake into extremity of rage. stay here still, and turn witch.
Abb. Hath he not lost much wealth by wreck at Ant. S. I will not stay to-night for all the town: Therefore away, to get our stuff aboard. (Ere. Bury'd some dear friend ? Hath not else his eye
Stray'd his affection in unlawful love ?
A sin, prevailing much in youthful men,
Who give their eyes the liberty of gazing.
Adr. To none of these, except it be the last : SCENE 1.- The same. Enter Merchant and Namely, some love, that drew him oft from home. Angelo.
Abb. You should for that have reprehended him.
Adr. Why, so I did. Ang. I am sorry, sir, that I have hinder'd you; Abb.
Ay, but not rough enough. But, I protest, he had the chain of me,
Adr. As roughly, as my modesty would let me. Though most dishonestly he doth deny it.
Abb. Haply, in private. Mer. How is the man esteem'd here in the city ? Adr.
And in assemblies too. Ang. Of very reverend reputation, sir,
Abb. Ay, but not enough. Of credit infinite, highly belov’d,
Adr. It was the copy« of our conference : Second to none that lives here in the city;
In bed, he slept not for my urging it:
In company, I often glanced it;
Abb. And thereof came it, that the man was mad: Which he forswore, most monstrously, to have.
The venom clamours of a jealous woman Good sir, draw near to me, I'll speak to him.
Poison more deadly than a mad dog's tooth. Signior Antipholus, I wonder much
It seems his sleeps were hindered by thy railing; That you would put me to this shame and trouble ; And thereof comes it that his head is light, And not without some scandal to yourself,
Thou say'st his meat was sauc'd with thy upbraidWith circumstance, and oaths, so to deny
'ings : This chain, which now you wear so openly:
Unquiet meals make ill digestions, Besides the charge, the shame, imprisonment,
Thereof the raging fire of sever bred; You have done wrong to this my honest friend;
And what's a fever but a fit of madness ? Who, but for staying on our controversy,
Thou say'st, his sports were hinder'd by thy brawls: Had hoisted sail, and put to sea to-day :
Sweet recreation barr'd, what doth ensue, This chain you had of me, can you deny it?
But moody and dull melancholy, Ant. S. I think, I had ; I never did deny it.
(Kinsman to grim and comfortless despair ;) Mer. Yes, that you did, sir; and forswore it too. And, at her heels, a huge infectious troop Ant. S. Who heard me to deny it, or forswear it ? of pale distemperatures, and foes to life? Mer. These ears of mine, thou knowest, did In food, in sport, and life-preserving rest, hear thee:
To be disturbid, 'would mad or man, or beast;
Have scared thy husband from the use of wits.
Luc. She never reprehended him but mildly, I'll prove mine honour, and mine honesty,
When he demeaned himself rough, rude, and Against thee presently, if thou dar'st stand.
wildly. Mer. I dare, and do defy thee for a villain.
Why bear you these rebukes, and answer not? [They draw.
Adr. She did betray me to my own reproof.
Good people, enter, and lay hold on him. Enter Adriana, Luciana, Courtezan, and others.
Abb. No, not a creature enters in my house.
Adr. Then, let your servants bring my husband Adr. Hold, hurt him not, for God's sake ; he is forth. mad :
Abb. Neither; he took this place for sanctuary, Some get within him, take his sword away: And it shall privilege him from your hands, Bind Dromio too, and bear them to my house. Till I have hrought him to his wits again, Dro. S. Run, master, run; for God's sake, take Or lose my labour in assaying it. a house.)
Adr. I will attend my husband, be his nurse,
(Exeunt Ant. and Dro. lo the priory. And will have no attorney but myself;
And therefore let me have him home with me. Duke. Long since, thy husband serr'd me in Abb. Be patient; for I will not let him stir,
my wars; Till I have us'd the approved means I live,
And I to thee engag'd a prince's word, With wholesome syrups, drugs, and holy prayers, When thou didst make him master of thy bed, To make of him a formal man again :
To do him all the grace and good I could.It is a branch and parcel of mine oath,
Go, some of you, knock at the abbey-gate, A charitable duty of my order;
And bid the lady abbess come to me; Therefore depari, and leave him here with me. I will delermine this, before I stir. Adr. I will not hence and leave my husband
Enter a Servant. here; And ill doth it beseem your holiness,
Serv. O mistress, mistress, shift and save yourself! To separate the husband and the wife.
My master and his man are both broken loose, Abb. Be quiet and depart, thou shalt not have Beaten the maids a-row,' and bound the doctor, him.
(Erit Abbess. Whose beard they have singed off with brands of Luc. Complain unto the duke of this indignity.
Adr. Come, go; I will fall prostrate at his feet, And ever as it blazed, they threw on him And never rise until my tears and prayers Great pails of puddled mire to quench the hair ; Have won his grace to come in person hither, My master preaches patience to him, while And take perforce my husband from the abbess. His man with scissars nicks him like a fool:
Mer. By this, I think, the dial points at five: And, sure, unless you send some present help, Anon, I am sure, the duke himself in person Between them they will kill the conjurer. Comes this way to the melancholy vale,
Alr. Peace, fool, thy master and his man are The place of death and sorry. execution,
here; Behind the ditches of the abbey here.
And that is false thou dost report to us. Ang. Upon what cause ?
Serv. Mistress, upon my life, I tell you true; Mer. To see a reverend Syracusan merchant, I have not breath'd almost, since I did see it. Who put unluckily into this bay
He cries for you, and vows, if he can take you, Against the laws and statutes of this town, To scorch your face, and to disfigure you : Beheaded publicly for his offence.
I Cry within. Ang. See, where they come; we will behold his Hark, hark, I hear him, mistress ; Aly, be gone. death.
Duike. Come, stand by me, fear nothing: Guard Luc. Kneel to the duke, before he pass the abbey. with halberds. Enter Duke attended; Ægeon bare-headed; with that he is borne about invisible :
Adr. Ah me, it is my husband! Witness you, the Headsman and other officers.
Even now we hous'd him in the abbey here; Duke. Yet once again proclaim it publicly, And now he's there, past thought of human reason. If any friend will pay the sum for him,
Enter Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus. He shall not die, so much we tender him. Adr. Justice, most sacred duke, against the Ant. E. Justice, most gracious duke, oh, grant abbess!
me justice! Duke. She is a virtuoue and a reverend lady; Even for the service that long since I did thee, It cannot be, that she hath done thee wrong. When I bestrid thee in the wars, and took Adr. May it please your grace, Antipholus, my Deep scars to save thy life ; even for the blood husband,
Thai then I lost for thee, now grant me justice. Whom I made lord of me and all I had,
Æge. Unless the fear of death doth make me dote, At your important letters,—this ill day
I see my son Antipholus and Dromio. A most outrageous fit of madness took him ; Ant. E. Justice, sweet prince, against that Thit desperately he hurried through the street
woman there. (With him his bondman, all as mad as he,) She whom thou gav'st to me to be my wife; Doing displeasure to the citizens
That hath abused and dishonour'd ine, By rushing in their houses, beuring thence Even in the strength height of injury! Rings, jewels, any thing his rage did like.' Beyond imagination is the wrong, Once did I get him bound, and sent him home," That she this day hath shameless thrown on me. Whilst to take order for the wrongs I went, Duke. Discover how, and thou shalt find me just. That here and there his fury had committed. Ant. E. This day, great duke, she shut the doors Anon, I wote not by what strong escape,
upon me, He broke from those that had the guard of him; While she with harlots feasted in my house. And, with his mad attendant and himsell,
Duke. A grievous fault : Say, woman, didst Each one with ireful passion, with drawn swords, thou so? Met us again, and, madly bent on us,
Adr. No, my good lord ;--myself, hé, and my Chas'd us away; till raising of more aid,
sister, We came again to bind them: then they fled To-day did dine together: So befall my soul, Into this abbey, whither we pursued them; As this is false, he burdens me withal ! And here the abbess shuts the gates on us,
Luc. Ne'er may I look on day, nor sleep on night, And will not suffer us to fetch him out,
But she tells to your highness simple truth! Nor send him forth, that we may bear him hence. Ang. O perjur'd woman! They are both for. Therefore, most gracious duke, with thy command,!
sworn, Let him be brought forth, and borne hence for In this the madman justly chargeth them. help.
Ant. E. My liege, I am advised what I say; (1) i. e. To bring him back to his senses.
(8) i. e. Cuts his hair close. (2) Part. (3) Sad. (4) Importunate. (9) Harlot was a term of reproach applied to 15) 2. e. To take measures. (6) Know..
cheats among men as well as to wantons among (7) i. e. Successively, one after another.
Duncan, king of Scotland.
| An English Doctor. A Scotch Doctor. Malcolm,
A Soldier. A Porter. An old Man. his sons. Donalbain, Macbeth, generals of the king's army.
Lady Macbeth, Banquo,
Lady Macduff. Macduff,
Gentlewoman attending on lady Macbeth.
Hecate, and three Witches.
noblemen of Scotland. Angus,
Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murderes, Cathness,
Altendants, and Messengers. Fleance, son to Banquo.
The Ghost of Banquo, and severul other Appari Siward, earl of Nürthumberland, general of the
tions. English forces. Young Siward, his son.
Scene, in the end of the fourth act, lies in Eng. Seyton, an officer allending on Macbeth,
land; through the rest of the play, in Scotland Son lo Macduff.,
and, chiefly, at Macbeth's castlé.
Do swarm upon him,) from the western isles SCENE I.-An open place. Thunder and Light- And fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling,
or Kernes and Gallowglasses is supplied ;: ning. Enter three Witches.
Show'd like a rebel's whore : But all's too weak: 1 Wilch.
For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name,) When shall we three meet again
Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel,
Which smok'd with bloody execution, In thunder, lightning, or in rain ?
Like valour's minjon, 2 Witch. When the hurlyburly's' done, Carv'd out his passage, till he fac'd the slave;. When the battle's lost and won.
And ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him, 3 Witch. That will be ere set of sun.
Till he unsean'd him from the nave to the chaps, i Witch. Where the place ?
And tix'd his head upon our baltlements. 2 Witch,
Upon the heath. Dun. O, valiant cousin! worthy gentleman ! 3 Witch. There to meet with Macbeth.
Sold. As whence the sun 'gins his reflexion I Witch. I come, Gravmalkin!
Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break; All. Paddock calls:-Anon.
So from that spring, whence comfort seem'd to come, Fair is foul, and soul is fair :
Discomfort* swells. Mark, king of Scotland, mark: Hover through the fog and filthy air.
No sooner justice had, with valour armid,
(Witches vanish. Compell’dihese skipping Kernes to trust their heels: SCENE II.-A Camp near Fores. Alorum with. With furbish'd arms, and new supplies of men,
But the Norweyan lord, surveying vantage, in. Enter King Duncan, Malcolm, Donalbain, Began a fresh assault. Lenox, with attendants, meeting a bleeding Sol
Dismay'd not this dier.
Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo ?
If I say sooth, I must report they were
As cannons overcharg'd with double cracks ;
Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, As thou didst leave it.
Or memorize another Golgotha,
I cannot tell :
But I am faint, my gashes cry for help. And choke their art. The merciless Macdonwald Dun. So well ihy words become thee, as thy (Worthy to be a rebel; for, to that,
wounds; The multiplying villanies of nature
They smack of honour both:-Go, get him surgeons.
(Exit Soldier, attended. (1) Tumult.
(2) i. e. Supplied with light and heavy-armed (5) Truth. troops.
(6) Make another Golgotha as memorable as the (3) Cause,
(4) The opposite to comfort. Orst.