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Dro. E. Perdy," your doors were lock'd, and you

shut out. Ant. E. And did not she herself revile me there? Dro. E. Sans fable, she herself revil'd you there. Ant. E. Did not her kitchen maid rail, taunt,

and scorn me? Dro. E. Certes,' she did; the kitchen-vestalo

scorn'd you. Ant. E. And did not I in rage depart from

thence? Dro. E. In verity, you did ;-my bones bear wit

ness, That since have felt the vigour of his rage.

Adr. Is’t good, to sooth him in these contraries?

Pinch. It is no shame; the fellow finds his vein, And, yielding to him, humours well his frenzy. Ant. E. 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. E. Money by me? heart and good-will you

might, But, surely, master, not a rag of money. . Ant. E. Went'st not thou to her for a purse

of ducats? Adr. He came to me, and I deliver'd it. Luc. And I am witness with her, that she did. Dro. E. God and the rope-maker, bear me wit

ness, That I was sent for nothing but a rope! Pinch. Mistress, both man and master is pos

sess'd;

7 Perdy,] A corruption of the common French oath-Pardieu. Chaucer's personages are frequent in their use of it. 8 Certes,] i. e. certainly.

kitchen-vestal -] Her charge being like that of the vestal virgins, to keep the fire burning. JOHNSON.

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I know it by their pale and deadly looks:
They must be bound, and laid in some dark room.
Ånt. E. 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. E. And, gentle master, I receiv'd no gold; But I confess, sir, that we were lock'd out. Adr. Dissembling villain, thou speak'st false in

both. Ant. E. Dissembling harlot, thou art false in all; And art confederate with a damned pack, To make a loathsome abject scorn of me: But with these nails I'll pluck out these false eyes, That would behold me in this shameful sport.

[Pinch and his Assistants bind Ant. E. and

DRO. E. Adr. O, bind him, bind him, let him not come

near me.

Pinch. More company ;-the fiend is strong

within him. Luc. Ah me, poor man! how pale and wan he

looks! Ant. E. What, will you murder me? Thou

gaoler, thou,
I am thy prisoner: wilt thou suffer them
To make a rescue?
Off.
Masters, let him

go:
He is my prisoner, and you shall not have him.

Pinch. Go, bind this man, for he is frantick too.

Adr. What wilt thou do, thou peevish officer? Hast thou delight to see a wretched man Do outrage and displeasure to himself?

Off. He is my prisoner; if I let him go, The debt he owes, will be requir'd of me.

Adr. I will discharge thee, ere I go from thee: Bear me forthwith unto his creditor,

And, knowing how the debt grows, I will pay it.
Good master doctor, see him safe convey'd
Home to my house.-0 most unhappy day!

Ant. E. O most unhappy strumpet!!
Dro. E. Master, I am here enter'd in bond for

you. Ant. E. Out on thee, villain! wherefore dost

thou mad me? Dro. E. Will you be bound for nothing? be mad, Good master; cry, the devil. Luc. God help, poor souls, how idly do they

talk! Adr. Go bear him hence.—Sister, go you with

me.

you know

[Exeunt Pinch and Assistants, with Ant. E.

and Dro. E. Say now, whose suit is he arrested at? Off. One Angelo, a goldsmith; Do

him? Adr. I know the man: What is the sum he

owes Off. Two hundred ducats. Adr.

Say, how

grows

it due? Off. Due for a chain, your husband had of him. Adr. He did bespeak a chain for me, but had it

not. Cour. When as your husband, all in rage, to-day Came to my house, and took away my ring, (The ring I saw upon his finger now,) Straight after, did I meet him with a chain.

Adr. It may be so, but I did never see it:Come, gaoler, bring me where the goldsmith is, I long to know the truth hereof at large.

unhappy strumpet !] Unhappy is here used in one of the senses of unlucky ; i. e. mischievous. ŠTEEVENS.

Enter ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse, with his Rapier

drawn, and DROMIO of Syracuse. Luc. God, for thy mercy! they are loose again. Adr. And come with naked swords; let's call

more help, To have them bound again. Off:

Away, they'll kill us.

[Exeunt Officer, ADR. and Luc. Ant. S. I see, these witches are afraid of swords. Dro. S. She, that would be your wife, now ran

from you.

Ant. S. Come to the Centaur; fetch our stuff?

from thence: I long, that we were safe and sound aboard.

Dro. S. Faith, stay here this night, they will surely do us no harm; you saw, they speak us fair, give us gold: methinks, they are such a gentle nation, that but for the mountain of mad flesh that claims marriage of me, I could find in my heart to stay here still, and turn witch.

Ant. S. I will not stay to-night for all the town; Therefore away, to get our stuff aboard.

[Exeunt.

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our stuff - ) i. e. our baggage. In the orders that were issued for the Royal Progresses in the last century, the king's baggage was always thus denominated. MALONE.

ACT V.

SCENE I. The same.

Enter Merchant and Angelo. Ang. I am sorry, sir, that I have hinder'd

you; But, I protest, he had the chain of me, Though most dishonestly he doth deny it.

Mer. How is the man esteem'd here in the city?

Ang. Of very reverent reputation, sir,
Of credit infinite, highly belov’d,
Second to none that lives here in the city;
His word might bear my wealth at any time.

Mer. Speak softly: yonder, as I think, he walks.

Enter ANTIPHOLUS, and DROMIO of Syracuse. Ang. 'Tis so; and that self chain about his neck, Which he forswore, most monstrously, to have. Good sir, draw near to me, I'll speak to him.Signior Antipholus, I wonder much That you

would put me to this shame and trouble;
And not without some scandal to yourself,
With circumstance, and oaths, so to deny
This chain, which now you wear so openly:
Besides the charge, the shame, imprisonment,
You have done wrong to this my honest friend;
Who, but for staying on our controversy,
Had hoisted sail, and put to sea to-day:
This chain you had of me, can you deny it?

Ant. S. I think, I had; I never did deny it.
Mer. Yes, that you did, sir; and forswore it too.
Ant. S. Who heard me to deny it, or forswear it?
Mer. These ears of mine, thou knowest, did hear

thee:

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