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Ant. of Eph. An if I have not, sir, I hope you have, Or else you may return without your money. Angelo. Nay, come, I pray you, sir, give me the
jewel, Both wind and tide stay for the gentleman, And I, to blame, have held him here too long.
Ant. of Eph. I guess you use this dalliance to ex
Your breach of promise at the Porcupine.
patch. Angelo. You hear how he importunes me;-the
bracelet Ant. of Eph. Why, give it to my wife, and fetch
your money. Angelo. Come, come, you know I gave it you even
now; Or give it me, or send me by some token. Ant. of Eph. Fie ! now you run this humour out
of breathCome, where is it?-I pray you let me see it.
2 Mer. My business cannot brook this dalliance Good'sir, say, if you'll answer me, or no; If not, I'll leave him to the officer.
Ant. of Eph. I answer you !-what should I answer
you? Angelo. The
you owe me for the brace
let. Ant. of Eph. I owe you none, till I receive the
bracelet. Angelo. You know I gave it you half an hour since. Ant. of Eph. You gave me none; you wrong me
much to say so. Angelo. You wrong me more, sir, in denying it; Consider how it stands upon my credit.
2 Mer. Well, Officer, arrest him at my suit.
Ofi, I do, and charge you, in the duke's name,
obey me. Angelo. This touches me, sir, in my reputation ; Either consent to pay the sum for me, Or I attach you by this officer.
Ant. of Eph. Consent to pay for what I never had Arrest me, foolish fellow, if thou dar'st.
Angelo. Here is thy fee-arrest him, officer
Offi. I do arrest you, sir-you hear the suit.
Ant. of Eph. I do obey thee, till I give thee bail. But, sirrah, you shall buy this sport as dear, As all the metal in your shop will answer.
Angelo. Sir, sir, I shall have law in Ephesus, To your notorious shame, I doubt it not.
Enter DROMIO OF SYRACUSE. Dro. of Syr. Master, there is a bark of Epidamnum That stays but till her owner comes aboard ; Then, sir, she bears away. Our fraughtage, sir, I have convey'd aboard; and I have bought The oil, the balsamum, and aqua vitæ. The ship is in her trim, the merry wind Blows fair from land, they stay for nought at all, But for the owner, master, and yourself. Ant. of Eph. How now, madman! Why, thou pee
vish sheep, What ship of Epidamnum stays for me? Dro. of Syr. A ship you sent me to, sir, to hire
waftage. Ant. of Eph. Thou drunken slave, I sent thee for
a rope; And told thee to what purpose, and for whom. Dro. of Syr. You sent me to the bay, sir, for a
bark. Ant. of Eph. I will debate the mattter at more leisure,
And teach your ears to list me with more heed.
[Ereunt ANTIPHOLIS OP EPHESUS, ANGELO,
MERCHANT, and OfficeR. Dro. of Syr. To Adriana's !--that is where we dined
-Go There again !-Surely my poor master's mind is strangely altered. -But now he sent me to seek a vessel, and swore he would not stay an hour longer-now he denies it all, and rather seems inclined to take up his abode here; for, upon the strength of one visit only, he has got the key of Adriana's treasure, I see; and sends for her ducats as familiarly as he would for his own. Then how he should come arrested !-I'll venture, however, to her house once more, and get the money for him, if that Blow zabel, wło claimed me for her husband, does not set her kitchenstuff countenance in my way, and fright me from my purpose.
Enter ADRIANA and LUCIANA.
Adr. What, Luciana, did he tempt thee so?
Look'd he or pale, or red, or sad, or merry?
Luc. First, he denied you had in him a right.
Luc. With words that in an honest suit might move First did he praise my beauty, then my speech.
Adr. Didst speak him fair?
Adr. I cannot, nor I will not hold me still,
Luc. Yet do not give such way to your affliction,
To change his mind; nor soil, with partial breath,
Adr. Oh, but I think him better than I say,
Enter DROMIO OF SYRACUSE.
sweet now, make haste.
One whose hard heart is button'd up with steel;
passages of alleys, creeks and lanes.
Dro. of Syr. I do not know at whose suit he is arrested, but arrested he is—and his suit to you is, that you will send him Mistress Redemption, the money in his desk.
Adr. Go, fetch it, sister, [Exit LUCIANA. This I wonder at. That he, unknown to me, should be in debt. Tell me, was he arrested on a bond ? Dro. of Syr. No, on the mart.-Come, 'tis time that I were gone.
Enter LUCIANA with a Purse. Adr. Go, Dromio, there's the money, bear it strait, And bring thy master home immediaiely.
[Exit Dromio. Yet wherefore bring him home, since he has lost All token of regard, and slights the place Where, once, he said, his ev'ry comfort dwelt? Why should I wish him here? and yet, without him, What is this home to me?
Luc. Some vague conceit,