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Hon. Alas, my liege, my wife is dead to-night; And she, too desperate, would not go with me, that Grief of my son's exile hath stopp'd her breath : But (as it seems), diu violence on herself.
What further woe conspires against mine age ? All this I know ; and to the marriage
Her purse is privy: and, if aught in this
Be sacrificed, some hour before his time,
Prince. We still have known thee for a holy and know their spring, their head, their true de. scent ;
Where's Romeo's man? What can he say in this. And then will I be general of your woes,
Bal. I brongtit my master news of Juliet's death; and lead you even to death : mean time forbear, And then in post he came from Mantua, And let niischance be slave to patience.
To this same place, to this same monument. jesering forth the parties of suspicion.
This letter he early bid me give his father ; Fri. I am the greatest, able to do least,
And threaten'd me with death, going in the vault, Yet most suspected, as the time and place
If I departed not, and left him there. Doth make against me, of this direful murder; Prince. Give me the letter, I will look on it.And here I stand, both to impeach and purge Where is the county's page, that raised the My self condemned and myself excused.
watchPrince. Then say at once what thou dost kuow Sirrah, what made your master in this place! in this.
Page. He came with flowers to strew his lady's Fri. I will be brief, for my short date of breath
grave; is not so long as is a tedious tale.
And bid me stand aloof, and so do I: 1 Romeo, there dead, was husband to that Juliet; Anon, comes one with light to ope the tomb;
And she, there dead, that Romeo's faithful wife : And, by and by, my master drew on him;
I married them; and their stolen-marriage-day And then I ran away to call the watch. 'itie Was Tybalt's dooms-day, whose untimely death Prince. This letter doth make good the friar's
Banish'd the new-made bridegroom from this city; words,
Por whoni, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pined. Their course of love, the tidings of her death : relayou-to remove that siege • of griet from her,- And here he writes that he did buy a poison
Betroth'd, and would have married her perforce, Of a poor 'pothecary, and therewithal lo county Paris :--Then comes she to nie ;
Came to this vault to die, and lie with Juliet. And, with wild looks, bid me devise some means Where be these enemies? Capulet! Montague !To rid her from this second marriage,
See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate, Or, in my cell there would she kill' herself. That heaven finds means to kill your joys with Then gave I her, so tutor'd by my art,
love! A sleeping-potion : which so took effect
And I, for winking at your discords too, As I intended, for it wrought on her
Have lost a brace of kinsmen :--All are panish'd. The form of death : meantime I writ to Romeo, Cap, 0, brother Montague, give me thy hand : That he should hither come as this dire night, This is my daughter's jointure, for no more To help to take her from her borrow'd grave, Can I demand. Being the time the potion's force should cease. Mon. But I can give thee more : But he which bore my letter, friar John,
For I will raise her statue in pure gold ; Was staid by accident; and yesternight
That, while Verona by that name is known, Retorn'd my letter back: then all alone,
There shall no figure at such rate be set, Ai the prefixed hour of her waking,
As that of true and faithful Juliet. Came I to take her from her kindred's vault; Cap. As rich shall Romeo by his lady lie ; leaning to keep her closely at my cell,
Poor sacrifices of our enmity! lul I conveniently could send to Romeo:
Prince. A glooming peace this morning with it But, when I came (some minute ere the time
brings; or her awakening), here untimely lay
The sun for sorrow will not shew his head : The noble Paris, and true Romeo, dead.
Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; She wakes ; and I entreated her come forth, Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished: and bear this work of heaven with patience: For never was a story of more woe, Bat then a noise did scare me from the tomb; Than this of Juliet and her Romeo. (Exeunt. • Seat.
• Mercutio and Paris.
SOLINUS, Duke of Ephesus.
A MERCRANT, Friend to Antipholus of Syracuse.
Pinch, a Schoolmaster, and a Conjuror.
Æmitia, but un- ADRIANA, Wife to Antipholus of Ephesus.
known to each other. LUCIANA, her Sister. DROMO of Ephesus, sTwin Brothers, and Ato Luce, her Servant. DROM10 of SYRACUSE,
tendants on the two A COURTEZAN.
Gaoler, Officers, and other Attendants.
A joyful mother of two goodly sons ;
And, which was strange, the one so like the other,
As could not be distinguish'd but by names.
That very hour, and in the self-same inn,
or such a burden, male twins, both alike :
Those, for their parents were exceeding poor,
I bought, and brought up to attend my sons.
My wife, not meanly proud of two such boys,
Made daily motions for our home return;
Unwilling I agreed ; alas, too soon.
We came aboard :
A league from Epidamnum had we saild,
Before the always-wind-obeying deep
Gave any tragic instance of our harm :
But longer did we not retain much hope ;
For what obscured light the heavens did grant
Did but convey unto our fearful minds
A doubtful warrant of inmediate death;
Which, though myself would gladly have em-
Yet the incessant weepings of my wife,
Weeping before for what she saw must come,
And piteous plainings of the pretty babes,
That mourn's for fashion, ignorant what to fear,
Forced me to seek delays for them and me.
And this it was,- for other means was none, -
The sailors sought for safety by our boat,
And left the ship, then sinking-ripe, lo us :
My wife, more careful for the latier born,
Had fasten'd him unto a small spare mast,
Such as sea-faring men provide for storms:
To him one of the other twins was bound,
Whilst I had been like heedful of the other.
The children thus disposed, my wife and I,
Fixing our eyes on whom our care was fix'd,
Fasten'd ourselves at either end the mast;
And floating straight, obedient to the stream,
Were carried towards Corinth, as we thought.
At length the sun, gazing upon the earth,
Dispersed those vapours that offended us ;
And, by the benefit of his wish'd light,
The seas, wax'd calm, and we discovered
Two ships from far making amain to us,
of Corinth that, of Epidaurus this :
Bat ere they came,-0, let me say no more !
Gather the sequel by that went before.
Duke. Nay, forward, old man, do not break of:
For we may pity, though not pardon thee.
Age. O, had the gods done so, I had not now
We were encounter'd by a mighty rock;
Which being violently borne upon,
Our helpful ship was splitted in the midst,
So that, in this unjust divorce of us,
Fortune had left to both of us alike
What to delight in, what to sorrow for • Name of a coin.
Markets. Her part, poor soul! seeming as burdened * Natural affcction.
With lesser weight, but not with lesser woe,
Was carried with more speed before the wind; And afterwards consort you till bed-time;
Ant. s. Farewell till then: I will go lose myself,
And wander up and down, to view the city.
[Exit Merchant. And would have rest. the fishers of their prey, Ant. s. He that commends me to mine own conHad not their bark been very slow of sail,
Who, falling there to find his fellow forth,
So I, to find a mother, and a brother,
In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself.
Enter Dromio of EPAESUS.
Here comes the almanack of my true date.After his brother; and importuned me,
What now? How chance, thou art return'd so That his attendant, (for his case was like,
soon? Reft of his brother, but retain'd his name),
Dro. E. Return'd so soon 1 rather approach'd loo Might bear him company in the quest of him:
late; Whom whilst I labour'd of a love to see,
The capon burns, the pig falls from the spit ;
The clock hath strucken twelve upon the bell,
You have no stomach, having broke your fast;
But we, that know what 'tis to fast and pray, And happy were I in my timely death,
Are penitent for your default to-day. Could all my travels warrant me they live.
Ant. S. Stop in your wind, Sir ; tell me this, I Duke. Hapless Ægeon, whom the fates have
pray ; mark'd
Where have you left the money that I gave you? To bear the extremity of dire mishap!
Dro. E. 0,-six-pence, that I had o' Wednesday Now, trust me, were it not against our laws,
last, Against my crown, my oath, my dignity,
To pay the saddler for my mistress' crupper ;-
Ant. s. I am not in a sportive humour now:
We being strangers here, how darest thou trust But to our honour's great disparagement,
So great a charge from thine own custody?.
Dro. E. I pray you, jest, Sir, as you sit at dinner :
If I return, I shall be post indeed :
For she will score your fault upon my pate. Beg thou, or borrow, to make up the sam,
Methinks, your maw, like mine, should be your And live; if not, then thou art doom'd to die :
clock, Gaoler, take him to thy custody.
And strike you home without a messenger. Gaol. I will, my lord.
Ant. S. Come, Dromio, come, these jests are out Æge. Hopeless, and helpless, doth Ægeon wend 1,
of season ;
Where is the gold I gave in charge to thee?
Dro. E. To me, Sirl why you gave no gold to
me. Enter ANTIPHOLUS and Dronio of SYRACUSE, and a Ant. S. Come on, Sir knave, have done your MERCHANT.
foolishness, Mer. Therefore, give out, you are of Epidamn. And tell me, how thou hast disposed thy change. num,
Dro. E. My charge was but to fetch you from the Lest that your goods too soon be confiscate.
mart This very day, a Syracasan merchant
Home to your house, the Phænix, Sir, to dinner; Is apprehended for arrival here ;
My mistress, and her sister, stay for you. And, not being able to buy out his life,
Ant. 8. Now, as I am a Christian, answer me, According to the statute of the town,
In what safe place you have bestow'd niy money ; Dies ere the weary sun set in the west.
Or I shall break that merry sconce of yours, There is your money that I had to keep.
That stands on tricks when I am undisposed : Ant, s. Go bear it to the Centaur ø, where we Wbere is the thousand marks thou hadst of me? host,
Dro. E. I have some marks of yours upon my And stay there, Dromio, till I come to thee.
pate, Within this bour it will be dinner time :
Some of my inistress' marks upon my shoulders,
Ant. S. Thy mistress' marks! What mistress,
slave, hast thou ? Dro. S. Many a man would take you at your Dro. E. Your worship's wife, my mistress at the word,
Phenix ; And go indeed, having so good a mean.
She that doth jast, till you come home to dinner,
(Erit Dro. S. And prays, that you will hie you home to dinner. Ant. $. A trusty villain II, Sir; that very oft, Ani. 8. What, wilt thou flout me thus unto my When I am dull with care and melancholy,
face, Lightens my humour with his merry jests.
Being forbid ? There, take you that, Sir knave. What, will you walk with me about the town, Dro. E. What mean you, Sir 3 for God's sake, And then go to my inn, and dine with me
hold your hands; Mer. I am invited, Sir, to certain merchants, Nay, an you will pot, Sir, I'll take my heels. or whom I hope'to make much benefit;
(Exit Dromio Eph. I crave your pardon. Soon, at five o'clock,
Ant. S. Upon my life, by some device or other,
They say, this town is full of cozenage ;
Dark-working sorcerers, that change the mind, Dro. E. Qnoth my inaster:
So that iny errand, due unto my tongue,
I thank him, I bear home upon my shoulders ; If it prove so, I will be gone the sooner.
For, in conclusion, he did beat me tliere. P'll to the Centaur, to go seek this slave,
Adr. Go back again, thou slave, and fetch htm I greatly fear, my money is not safe. [Erit.
Dro. E. Go back again, and be new beaten home ACT IL
For God's sake, send some other messenger.
Adr. Back, slave, or I will break thy pate across. SCENE 1.-A public Place.
Dro. E. And he will bless that cross with other
beating : Enter ADRIANA, and LUCIANA.
Between you I shall have a holy head. Adr. Neither my husband, nor the slave return'd, Adr. Hence, prating peasant; fetch thy master That in such haste I sent to seek his master!
home. Sure, Luciana, it is two o'clock.
Dro. E. Am I so round with you, as you with Luc. Perhaps, some merchant bath invited him,
me, And from the mart he's somewhere gone to dinner. That like a football you do spurn me thus ? Good sister, let us dine, and never fret:
You spurn me hence, and he will spurn me hither: J A man is master of his liberty:
If I last in this service, you must case me in lea. Time is their master; and, when they see time,
(Erit. They'll go, or come: if so, be patient, sister. Luc. Fie, how impatience lowreth in your face! Adr. Why should their liberty than ours be more? Adr. His company must do his minions grace, Luc. Because their business still lies out o' door. Whilst I at home starve for a merry look. Adr. Look, when I serve him so, he takes it ill. Hath homely age the alluring beauty took Luc. 0, know, he is the bridle of your will. From my poor cheek? Then he hath wasted it: Adr. There's none, but asses, will be bridled so. Are my discourses dull ! Barren my wit Luc. Why, headstrong liberty is lash'd with woe. If voluble and sharp discourse be marrd, There's nothing, situate under heaven's eye, Unkindness blunts it, more than marble hard. But hath his bound, in earth, in sea, in sky: Do their gay vestments his affections bait The beasts, the fishes, and the winged fowls, That's not my fault, he's master of my states Are their males' subject, and at their controls: What ruins are in me that can be found Men, more divine, and masters of all these, By him not ruin'd ? Then is he the ground Lords of the wide world, and wild watry seas, of my defeatures: my decayed fairt Indued with intellectual sense and souls, A sunny look of his would soon repair :
1. Of more pre-eminence than fish and fowls,
But, too unruly deer, he breaks the pale, Are inasters to their females, and their lords : And feeds from home; poor I am but his stalet. Then let your will attend on their accords.
Luc. Self-arming jealousy!-Fie, heat it hence.
18 Adr. This servitude makes you to keep unwed. Adr. Unfeeling tools can will such wrongs dis
1 Luc. Not this, but troubles of the marriage bed.
pense. Adr. Rut, were you wedded, you would bear I know his eye doth homage otherwhere; sone sway.
Or else, what lets ø it but he would be here: Luc. Ere I learn love, I'll practise to obey. Sister, you know he promised me a chain ; Adr. How if your husband start some other Would that alone, alone he would detain, where!
So he would keep fair quarter with his bedi
That others touch, yet often touching will
But falsehood and corruption doth it shame
Since that my beanty cannot please his eye, But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, I'll weep what's left away, and weeping die. As much, or more, we should ourselves complain : Luc. How many fond tools serve piad jealousy! So thou, that hast no unkind mate to grieve thee,
(Exeuul. With urging helpless patience wouldst relieve me: But, if thou live to see like right bereft,
SCENE II.-The same.
Enter ANTIPHOLUS of SYRACUSB.
& Here comes your man, now is your husband nigh. Ant. S. The gold, I gave to Dromio, is laid up Enter Dromio of Ephesos.
Safe at the Centaur; and the heedful slave
Is wander'd forth, in care to seek nie out. Adr. Say, is your tardy master now at hand !
By computation, and mine host's report, Dro. E. Nay, he is at two hands with me, and I could not speak with Dromio, since at first that my two ears can witness,
I sent him from the mart: see, here he comes
Enter DROMIO of SYRACUSE.
S. feel his meaning?
Your mistress sent to have me home to dinner ! Dro. E. Nay, he struck so plainly, I could too My house was at the Phænix ? Wast thou mad, well feel his blows; and withal so doubtfully, that that thus so madly thou didst answer
me! I could scarce understand them.
Dro. $. What answer, Sir When spake I such a Adr. But say, I pr'y thee, is be coming home!
word ? It seems, he hath great care to please his wife. Anf. S. Even now, even here, not half an how
18. Dro. E. Why, mistress, sure my master is horn.
Dro. S. I did not see you since you sent me Adr. Horn-mad, thou villain !
hence, Dro. E. I mean not cuckold.mad; but, sure, he's Home to the Centaur, with the gold you gave me. stark mad :
Ant. S. Villain, thou didst deny the gold's ro When I desired him to come home to dinner,
ceipt ; He ask'd me for a thousand marks in gold: And told'st me of a mistress and a dinner; 'Tis dinner-time, quoth I; My gold, quoth he: For which, I hope, thou selt'st I was displeased. Your meat doth burn, quoth ; 21 y gold, quoth he : Dro. $. I am glad to see you in this merry vein : 18 Will you come home I quoth T; My gold, quoth he : What means this jest! I pray you, master, tell me. Where is the thousand marks I gare thee, villain? dut. S. Yea, dust thou jeer, and tluut me in the The pig, quoth I, is burn'd; Wy gold, quoth he:
teeth ? My mistress, Sir, qnoch I; Hang up thy mistress; Think'st thou, I jest? Hold, take thou that, and I know not thy mistress; out on ihy mistress !
that. Luc. Quoth who?
• Alteration of features.
+ Fair, for fairness. • 1. e. Scarce stand under them.
Dro. J. Hold, Siv, for God's sake: now your jest Dro. S. Thus I mend it : Time himself is bald, is earnest :
and therefore, to the world's end, will have bald Upon what bargain do you give it me?
followers. Ant. $. Because that I familiarly sometimes Ant. s. I knew, 'twould be a bald conclusion : Do use yon for my fool, and chat with you, But soft! who wafts • us yonder? Your sauciness will jest upon my love, And make a common of my serious hours.
Enter ADRIANA and LUCIANA. When the sun shines, let foolish gnats make sport, Adr. Ay, ay, Antipholus, Jook strange, and But creep in crannies, when he hides his beams.
frown; If yon will jest with me, know my aspect t, Some other mistress hath thy sweet aspects, And fashion your demeanour to my looks,
I am not Adriana, nor thy wife. Or I will beat this method in your sconce.
The time was once, when thou unurged wouldst vow, Dro. S. Sconce, call you iti So you woold leave That never words were music to thine ear, ballering, I had rather have it a head : an you That never object pleasing in thine eye, use these blows long, I must get a sconce for my That never touch well-welcome to thy hand, head, and insconcei it too; or else I shall seek That never meat sweet-savour'd in thy taste, my wit in my shoulders. But, I pray, Sir, why Unless I spake, look'd, touch'd, or carved to thee. an I beaten ?
How comes it now, my busband, oh, how comes it, Ant. S. Dost thou not know
That thou art then estranged from thyself ?
That, ondividable, incorporate,
Ah, do not tear away thyself from me; Ant. S. Why, first,-for fouting me; and then, For know, my love, as easy may'st thon fall wherefore,
A drop of water in the breaking gulph, Por urging it the second time to me.
And take unmingled thence that drop again, Dro. S. Was there ever any man thus beaten without addition, or diminishing, out of season!
As take from me thyself, and not me too. When, in the why, and the wherefore, is neither How dearly would it touch thee to the quick, rhyme nor reason
Shouldst thou but hear I were licentious; Well, Sir, I thank you.
And that this body, consecrate to thee, Ant. s. Thank me, Sir ? For what?
By rnftian lust should be contaminate!' Dro. S. Marry, Sir, for this something that you Wouldst thou not spit at me, and sparn at me, gave me for nothing.
And hurl the name of husband in my face, Ant. S. I'll make you amends next, to give you and tear the stain'd skin off my harlot brow, Dothing for something. But say, Sir, is it dinner. And from my false hand cat the wedding ring, Unie?
And Lreak it with a deep-divorcing vow? Dro. S. No, Sir; I think, the meat wants that I know thou canst; and therefore, see, thou do it. I have.
I am possess'd with an adulterate blot; Ant. S. In good time, Sir, what's that?
My blood is mingled with the crime of last : Dro. S. Basuing.
For, if we two be one, and thou play false, Ant. S. Well, Sir, then 'twill be dry.
I do digest the poison of thy flesh, Dro. s. If it be, Sir, I pray you eat none of it. Being strumpeted by thy contagion, Ant. S. Your reason !
Keep then fair league and truce with thy true bed; Dro. S. Lest it make you choleric, and purchase Dive dis-stain'd, thou undishonoured. me another dry basting.
Ant. S. Plead you to me, fair dame? I know Ant. S. Well, Sir, learn to jest in good time;
you not: There's a time for all things.
In Ephesus I am but two hours old, Dro. S. I durst have denied that, before yon As strange unto your town, as to your talk; were so choleric,
Who, every word by all my wit being scann'd, Ant. S. By what rule, Sir
Want wit in all one word to understand. Dro. S. Marry, Sir, by a rule as plain as the plain Luc. Fie, brother! How the world is changed bald pate of father T'ime himself.
with you! Ani. S. Let's hear it.
When were you wont to use my sister thus ? Dro. S. There's no time for a man to recover his She sent for you by Dromio home to dinner hair, that grows bald by nature.
Ant. S. By Dromio? Ant. 8. May he not do it by fine and recovery? Dro. 8. By me?
Dro. s. Yes, to pay a fine for a peruke, and re- Adr. By thee: and, this thou didst return from cover the lost hair of another man.
him,Ant. S. Why is Time such a niggard of hair, being, That he did buset thee, and, in his blows, as it is, so plentiful an excrement ?
Denied my house for his, me for his wise. Dro. s. Because it is a blessing that he bestows Ant. S. Did you converse, Sir, with this gentle. on beasts : and what he hath scanted men in hair,
woman? he hath given them in wit.
What is the course and drift of your compact Ant. s. why, but there's many a man hath more Dro. S. I, Sir! I never saw her till this time. hair than wit.
Ant. S. Villain, thou liest ; for even her very Dro. S. Not a man of those, but he hath the wit
words to lose his hair.
Didst thou deliver to me on the mart. Ant. S. Why, thou didst conclude hairy men Dro. S. I never spake with her in all my life. plain dealers without wit.
Ant. 8. How can she thus then call us by our Dro. S. The plainer dealer, the sooner lost: yet
names, he loseth it in a kind of jollity.
Unless it be by inspiration! Ant. S. For what reason !
Adr. How ill agrees it with your gravity, Dro. s. For two; and sound ones too.
To counterfeit thus grossly with your slave, Ant. S. Nay, not sound, I pray you.
Abetting him to thwart me in my mood ! Dro. S. Sure ones then.
Be it my wrong, you are from me exempt, Ant. S. Nay, not sure, in a thing falsing.
But wrong not that wrong with a more contempt. Dro. s. Certain ones then.
Come, I will fasten on this sleeve of thine: Ant. S. Name them.
Thou art an elm, my husband, I a vine ; Dro. S. The one, to save the money that he Whose weakness, parried to thy stronger state, spends in tiring; the other, that at dinner they Makes me with thy strength to communicate : should not drop in his porridge.
If aught possess thee from me, it is dross, Ant. S. You would all this time have proved Usurping ivy, briar, or idlet moss: there is no time for all things.
Who, all for want of pruning, with intrusion Dro. S. Marry, and did, Sir; namely, no time to Infect thy sap, and live on thy confusion. recover hair lost by nature.
Ant. s. To me she speaks; she moves me for her Ant. s. But your reason was not substantial,
theme: why there is no time to recover.
What, was I married to her in my dream .
Or sleep I now, and think I hear all this ? • . e. lutrude on them when you please, What error drives our eyes and cars amniss ? Study my countenance. A scone was a fortification.