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Dro. E. Mistress, respice Anem, respect your end; | That would behold me in this shameful sport. rather the prophcey, like the parrot, Bewure

(Pinch and his Attendants bind Antipholus we rope's end.

and Dromio. dut. E. Wilt thou still talk!

(Beats him. Adr. O, bind him, bind him, let him not come Cour. How say you now? Is not your husband

near me. miad?

Pinch. More company ;-the fiend is strong with. Adr. His incivility confirms no less.

in him. Good doctor Pinch, you are a conjurer,

Luc. Ah me, poor man, how pale and wan he Establish him in his true sense again,

looks! And I will please you what you will demand. Ant. E. What, will you murder me? Thon gaoler, Luc. Alas, how fiery and how sharp he looks !

thou, Cour. Mark, how he trembles his extacy!

I am thy prisoner; wilt thou suffer them Pinch. Give me your hand, and let me feel To make a rescue ? your pulse.

Off Masters, let him go: Ant. É. There is my hand, and let it feel your He is my prisoner, and you shall not have him.

Pinch. Go, bind this man, for he is frantic too. Pinch. I charge thee, Satan, housed within this Adr. What will thou do, thot peevish officer ? man,

Hast thou delight to see a wretched man To yield possession to my holy prayers,

Do outrage and displeasure to himself? And to thy stale of darkness hie thee straight; Off. He is my prisoner; if I let him go, I conjure thee by all the saints in heaven.

The debt be owes, will be required of me. Ant. E. Peace, doting wizard, peace; I am not Adr. I will discharge thee, ere I go from thee: mad.

Bear me fortli with unto his creditor, Adr. O, that thon wert not, poor distressed soul! | And, knowing how the debt grows, I will pay it. Ant. E. You minion you, are these your cus. Good master doctor, see him sale convey'd tomers ?

Home to my house.-0 most unhappy day! Did this companion • with a saffron face

Aut. E. O most unhappy + strumpel! Revel and feast it at my house to-day,

Dro. E. Master, I am here enter'd in bond for Whilst upon me the guilty doors were shut,

you. And I denied to enter in my house?

Ant. É. Out on thee, villain! Wherefore dost Adr. O, husband, God doth know, you dined at

thou mad me? home,

Dro. E. Will you be bound for nothing? Be Where 'would you have remain'd until this time,

mad, Free from these slanders, and this open shame! Good master; cry, the devil. Ant. E. I dined at hoine! Thou villain, what Luc. God help, poor souls, how idly do they talk! say'st thou ?

Adr. Go bear him hence.-Sister, go you with Dro. E. Sir, sooth to say, you did not dine at home.

(Ereunt Pinch and Assistants, with Antiphorus Ant. E. Were not my doors lock'd up, and I

and Dromio. shut out?

Say now, whose suit is he arrested at? Dro. E. Perdy +, your doors were lock'd and op. One Angelo, a goldsmith; Do you know him? you shut out.

Adr. I know the man : what is the sum he owes? Ant. É. And did not she herself revile me there? of Two hundred ciucats. Dro. E. Sans l'able 1, she herself reviled you there. Adr. Say, how grows it due ? Ant. E. Did not her kitchen-maid rail, taunt, off. Due for a chain, your husband had of him. and scorn me?

Ädr. He did bespeak a chain for me, but had it Dro. E. Certes ¢, she did ; the kitchen-vestal

not. scorn'd you:

Cour. When as your husband, all in rage, to-day Ant. E. And did not I in rage depart from Came to my house, and took away my ring thence?

(The ring I saw upon his finger now), Dro. E. In verity you did ;-my bones bear wit Straight after, did I nieet him with a chain. ness,

Adr. It may be so, but I did never see it :That since have felt the vigour of his rage. Come, gaolor, bring me where the goldsmith is, Adr. Is't good to sooth him in the-e contraries? I long to know the truth hereof at large. Pinch. It is no shame; the fellow finds his vein,

Enter ANTIPHOLUS of SYRACUSA, with his Rapier And, yielding to him humours well his phrenzy.

drawn, and PROMO of SYRACUSE. Ant. E. Thou hast suborn'd the goldsmith to Luc. God, for thy mercy! they are loose again. arrest me.

Adr. And come with naked swords; let's call Adr. Alas, I sent you money to redeem you,

more help, By Dromio here, who came in haste for it.

To have them bound again. Dro. E. Money by me? Heart and good will you Oj. Away, they'll kill us. might,

(Ereunt Officer, Adr. and Luc, But, surely. master, not a rag of money.

Ant. s. I see, these witches are afraid of swords, Ani. E. Went'st not thou to her for a purse of Dro. S. She, that would be your wife, now ran

ducats ? Adr. He came to me, and I deliver'd it.

Ant. S. Come to the Centaur; fetch our stuits Luc. And I am witness with her, that she did.

from thience : Dro. E. God and the rope maker bear me wit. I ong, that we were safe and sound aboard. ness,

Dro. S. Paith, stay here this night, they will That I was sent for nothing but a rope !

surely do us no harm; you saw, they speak us fair, Pinch. Mistress, both man and master is pos- give us gold : methinks, they are such a gentle nao sess'd;

tion, that, but for the mountain of mad fesh that. I know it by their pale and deadly looks :

claiins marriage of me, I could find in my heart They must be bound, and laid in some dark room. to stay here still, and turn witch, Ant. E Say, wherefore didst thou lock me forth Ant. $. I will not stay to-night for all the town; to-day,

Therefore away, to get our stuff aboard. (Ereund.
And why dost' thou deny the bag of gold?
Adr. I did not, gentle husband, Jock thee forth.

Dro. E. And, gentle master, I received no gold;
But I conless, Sir, that we were lock'd out.

SCENE 1.-The same.
Adr. Dissembling villain, thou speak'st false in

Enter MERCHANT and ANGELO. Ant. E. Dissembling harlot, thou art false in all; But, protest, he had the chain of me,

Ang.' I am sorry, Sir, that I have hinder'd you ; And art confederate with a damned pack, To make a loathsome abject scoru of me :

Though most dishonestly he doth deny it. But with these bails I'll pluck out these false Mer. How is the man esteemi'd here in the city ? eyes,

Ang. Of very reverent reputation, Sir, • Fellow.

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Thereof the raging fire of fever bred; Second to none that lives here in the city; And what's a fever but a fit of madness?

***y; His word might bear my wealth at any time. Thou say'st, his sports were hinderd by thy brawls aan u Mer. Speak softly: yonder, as I think, he walks. Sweet recreation barı'd, what doth ensue,

try. But moody and dull melancholy, Enter ANTIPHOLUS and Drox10 of SYRACUSE. (Kinsman to grim and comfortless despair :)

1 muffe Ang. 'Tis so; and that self chain about his neck, And, at her heels, a huge infectious troop Which he forswore, most monstrously, to have, of pale distemperatures, and foes to life i Good Sir, draw near to me, I'll speak to him.- In food, in sport, and life-preserving rest

a be brou Signior Antipholas, I wonder much

To be disturbid, would mad or man, or beast; That you would put me to this shame and trouble; The consequence is then, thy jealous fits

Log sin And not without some scandal to yourself, Have scared thy husband from the rise of wits.

ST E2r; With circumstance, and oaths, so to deny

Luc. She never reprehended him but mildly, This chain, which now you wear so openly: When he demean'd himself rough, rude, and didst 1 Besides the charge, the shame, imprisonment,


** all the You have done wrong to this my honest friend ; Why bear you these rebukes, and answer not?

Dt of pove, Who, but for staying on our controversy,

Adr. She did betray me to my own reproof.Had hoisted sail, and put to sea to-day:

Good people, enter, and lay hold on him.
This chain you had of me, can you deny it!

Abb. No, not a creature enters in my house.
Ant. S. I think, I had ; I never did deny it. Adr. Then, let your servants bring my husband

E Mer. Yes, that you did, Sir; and forswore it

forth. too.

Abb. Neither; he took this place for sanctuary, Ant. S. Who heard me to deny it, or forswear it? And it shall privilege him from your hands,

der and hi Mer. These ears of mine, thou knowest, did hear Till I have brought him to his wits again, thee :

Or lose my labour in assaying it.
Fie on thee, wretch ! 'lis pity, that thou livest Adr. I will attend my husband, be his nurse,
To walk where any honest men resort.
Diet his sickness, for 'it is my office,

is it bla Ant. S. Thou art a villain, to impeach me thus : And will have no attorney but myself ; I'll prove mine honour, and mine honesty,

And therefore let me have him home with me. Against thee presently, if thou darest stand,

Abb. Be patient; for I will not let him stir, Mer. I dare, and do defy thee for a villain. Till I have used the approved means I have,

(They draw. With wholesome syrups, drugs, and holy prayers, a thera the To make of him a formal man again.:

Peace, fool Enter ADRIANA, LOCIANA, COURTEZAN, and others. It is a branch and parcel + of mine oath, Adr. Hold, hurt him not, for God's sake; he is A charitable duty of my order ; mad:

Therefore depart, and leave him here with me. Some get within him, take his sword away: Adr. I will not hence and leave my husband that breathe Bind Dromio too, and bear them to my house.

here; Dro. S. Run, master, run; for God's sake, take And ill it doth beseem your holiness,

your fac a house t.

To separate the husband and the wife. This is some priory ;-In, or we are spoil'd.

Abb. Be quiet and depart, thou shalt not have shark, I heai (Exeunt Antipholus and Dromio to the Priory.


(Exit Abbess. Come, sia

Luc. Complain unto the duke of this indignity. Tith halbe Enter the ABBESS.

Adr. Come, go; I will fall prostrate at his feet, Abb. Be quiet, people ; wherefore throng you And never rise until my tears and prayers hither!

Have won his grace to come in person hither, Adr. To fetch my poor distracted husband And take perforce my husband from the abbess. hence ;

Mer. By this, I think, the dial points at five:
Let as come in, that we may bind him fast, Anon, I am sure, the duke himself in person
And bear him home for his recovery.

Comes this way to the melancholy vale,
Ang. I knew, he was not in his perfect wits. The place of death and sorry I execution,
Mer. I am sorry now, that I did draw on him. Behind the ditches of the abbey here.
Abb. How long hath this possession held the Ang. Upon what cause ?
nian ?

Mer. To see a reverend Syracusan merchant,
Adr. This week he hath been heavy, sour, sad, Who put unluckily into this bay
And much, much different from the man he was ; Against the laws and statates of this town,
But, till this afternoon, his passion

Beheaded publicly for his offence.
Ne'er brake into extremity of rage.

Ang. See, where they come; we will behold my son an Abb. Hath he not lost much wealth by wreck at

his death. sea!

Luc. Kneel to the duke, before he pass the Buried some dear friend ? Hath not else his eye

abbey. Stray'd his affection in unlawful love? A sin, prevailing much in youthful men,

Enter Dokt attended ; ÆG EON bare-headed; with Who give their eyes the liberty of gazing.

the Headsman and other Officers. Which of these sorrows is he subject to

Duke. Yet once again proclaim it publicly,
Adr. To none of these, except it be the last : If any friend will pay the sum for him,
Namely, sonie love, that drew him oft from home. He shall not die, so much we tender him.

Abb. You should for that have reprehended him. Adr. Justice, most sacred duke, against the ab.
Adr. Why, so I did.

bess 1 Abb. Ay, but not rongh enough.'

Duke. She is a virtuous and a reverend lady;
Adr. As roughly as my modesty would let me, It cannot be, that she hath done thee wrong.
Abb. Haply, in private.
Adr. May it please your grace, Antipholus, myt No

, my Adr. And in assemblies too.

husband, Abb. Ay, but not enough.

Whom I made lord of me and all I had, Adr. It was the copy of our conference : At your important letters,--this ill day In bed, he slept not for my urging it;

A most outrageous fit of madness took him ; At board, he fed not for my urging it:

That desperately he hurried through the street, Alone, it was the subject of my theme ;

(With him his bondman, all as mad as he,) In company, I often glanced it;

Doing displeasure to the citizens Still did I tell him it was vile and bad.

By rashing in their houses, bearing thence Abb. And thereof came it, that the man was Rings, jewels, any thing his rage did like. mad:

Once did I get him bound and sent him home,
The venom clamours of a jealous woman

Whilst to take order for the wrongs I went,
Potson more deadly than a mad dog's tooth That here and there his fury had committed.
It seems, his sleeps .were hinder'd by thy raising : Anon, I wat not by what strong escape,
And thereof comes it that his head is light, He broke from those that had the guard of him,
Thou say'st, his meat was sauced with thy upbraid. And, with his mad attendant and himself,

Each one with ireful passion, with drawn swords,
Unquiet meals make ill digestions,

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Promising to bring it to the Porcupine, Chased us a way; till raising of more aid,

Where Balthazar and I did dine together. We came again to bind them : then they fled Our dinner done, and he not coming thither, Into this abbey, whither we pursued them ; I went to seek him : in the street I met him; And here the abbess shuts the gates on us,

And in his company, that gentleman. And will not suffer us to fetch hinı out,

There did this perjured goldsmith swear me down, Nor send him forth, that we may bear him hence. That I this day of him received the chain, Therefore, most gracious duke, with thy command, Which, God he knows, I saw not: for the which, Let him be brought forth, and borne hence for He did arrest me with an officer. help.

I did obey; and sent my peasant home Dake. Long since, thy husband served me in For certain ducats : he with none return'd. my wars ;

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And I to thee engaged a prince's word,

To go in person with me to my house.
When thou didst make him master of thy bed, By the way we met
To do him all the grace and good I could.- My wife, her sister, and a rabble more
Ga, some of you, knock at the abbey-gate,

oi vile confederates; along with them And bid the lady abbess come to me ;

They brought one Pinch ; a hungry lean-faced vil I will determine this, before I stir.

lain, Enter a SERVANT.

A mere anatomy, a mountebank,

A thread-bare juggler, and a fortune-teller ; Sere. O mistress, mistress, shift and save your. A needy, hollow-eyed, sharp-looking wretch, self!

A living dead man : this pernicious slave, Ny master and his man are both broke loose, Forsooth, took on hini as a conjurer ; Beaten the maids a-row, and bound the doctor, And, gazing in mine eyes, feeling my pulse, Whose beard they have singed off with brands of And with no face, as 'twere, outfacing me, fire ;

Cries out, I was possess'd : then all together And ever as it blazed, they threw on him

They fell upon me, bound me, bore me thence; Great pails of puddled mire to quench the hair : And in a dark and dankish vault at home My master preaches patience to him, while There left me and my man, both bound together ; His man with scissars nicks + him like a fool : Till gnawing with my teeth my bonds in sander, And, sare, unless you send some present help, I gain'd my freedom, and immediately Between them they will kill the conjurer.

Ran hither to your grace ; whom I beseech Adr. Peace, fool, thy master and his man are To give me ample satisfaction here ;

For these deep shames and great indignities. And that is false, thou dost report to us.

Ang. My lord, in truth, thus far I witness with Serv. Mistress, upon my life, I tell you true ;

hím ; I have not breathed almost, since I did see it. That he dined not at hoine, but was lock'd out. He cries for you, and vows, if he can take you, Duke. But had he such a chain of thee, or no! To scorch your face, and to disfigure you :

Ang. He had, my lord ; and when he ran in here,

(Cry within. These people saw ihe chain about his neck. Hark, hark, I hear him, mistress ; fly, be gone. Mer. Besides, I will be sworn, these ears of mine Duke. Come, stand by me, fear nothing : Guard Heard you confess you had the chain of him,

After you first forswore it on the mart, Adr. Ah me, it is my husband ! Witness you, And, thereupon, I drew my sword on you; That he is borne about invisible :

And then, you fled into this abbey here, Even now we housed him in the abbey here ; From whence, I think, you are come by miracle. And now he's there, past thought of human reason. Ant. E. I never came within these abbey walls,

Nor ever didst thou draw thy sword on me : Enter ANTIPHOlus and DROM10 of Ephesus.

I never saw the chain, so help me heaven! Ant. E. Justice, most gracious duke, oh, grant And this is false, you burden me withal. me jnstice!

Duke. What an intricate impeach is this ! Even for the service that long since I did thee, I think, you all have drank of Circe's cup. When I bestrid thee in the wars, and took

If here you housed him, here he would have been ; Deep scars to save thy life ; even for the blood If he were mad, he would not plead so coldly :That then I lost for thee, now grant me justice. Yon say, he dined at home; the goldsmith here Ege. Uhless the fear of death doth make me Denies that saying :--Sirrah, what say you ? dote,

Dro. E. Sir, he dined with her there, at the PorI see my son Antipholus, and Dromio.

cupine. Ant. E. Justice, sweet prince, against that wo- Cour. He did ; and from my finger snatch'd that man there.

ring, She whom thou gavest to me to be my wife ; Ant. Ę. '1'is true, my liege, this ring I had of her. That hath abused and dishonour'd me,

Duke. Saw'sự thou him enter at the abbey here? Eren in the strength and height of injury !

Cour. As sure, my liege, as I do see your grace. Beyond imagination is the wrong,

Duke. Why, this is strange :-Go call the abbess That she this day hath shameless thrown on me.

hither; Duke. Discover how, and thou shalt find me just. I think you are all mated , or stark mad. Ant. E. This day, great duke, she shut the doors

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Æge. Most mighty duke, vouchsafe me speak a While she with harlots 1 feasted in my house.

word; Duke. A grievous fault: Say, woman, didst thou Haply I see a friend will save my life, so 1

And pay the sum that will deliver me. Adr. No, my good lord ;-myself, he, and my Duke. Speak freely, Syracusan, what thou wilt. sister,

Age. Is not your name, Sir, cali'd Antipholus ? To-day did dine together: so befal my soul, And is not that your bondman Dromio? As this is false, he burdens me withal !

Dro. E. Within this hour I was his bondman, Sir, Luc. Ne'er may I look on day, nor sleep on night, Bat he, I thank him, gnaw'd in iwo my cords; But she tells to your highness simple truth! Now am I Dromio, and his man, anbound.

Ang. O perjured woman! They are both forsworn, Æge. I am sure, you both of you remember me. In this the madman justly chargeth them.

Dro. E. Ourselves we do remember, Sir, by you; Ant. E. My liege, I am advised what say; For lately we were bound as you are now. Neither disturb'd with the effect of wine,

You are not Pinch's patient, are you, Sir? Nor heady-rash, provoked with raging ire,

Æge. Why look you strange on me? you know Albeit, my wrongs might make one wiser mad.

me well. This woman lock'd me out this day from dinner: Ant. E. I never saw you in my life, till now. That goldsmith there, were he not pack'd with her, Æge. Oh! grief hath changed me, since you saw Could witness it, for he was with me then;

ne last; Who parted with me to go fetch a chain,

And careful hours, with Time's deformed hand,

Have written strange defeatures + in my face: • i. e. Successively, one after another.

But tell me yet, dost thou not know my voice? + i. e. Cuts his hair close.

Ant. E. Neither. Harlots was a term of reproach applied to cheats among men as well as to wantons among women. • Confounded. + Alteration of features.

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Ant. E. I came from Corinth, my most graciou Dro. No, trust me, Sir, nor 1.

Jord. Ege. I am sure, thou dost.

Dro. E. And I with him. Dro. E. Ay, Sir ? but I am sure, I do not; and Ant. E. Brought to this town by that most fa whatsoever a man denies, you are now bound to

mous warrior believe himn.

Duke Menaphon, your most renowned uncle. Æge. Not know my voice! O, time's extremity! Adr. Which of you two did dine with me to-day1 Hast thou so crack'd and splitted my poor tongue, Ant. S. 1, gentle mistress. In seven short years, that here my only son

Adr. And are not you my husband ! K110ws not my feeble key of untuned cares?

Ant. E. No, I say nay to that. Though now this grained • lace of mine be hid Ant. $. And so do I, yet did she call me so ; In sap-consuming winter's drizzled show,

And this fair gentlewoman, her sister here, And all the conduits of my blood froze up;

Did call me brother :- What I told you then, Yet hath my night of life sonie niemory,

I hope, I shall have leisure to make good ; My wasting lamp some fading glimmer left,

If this be not a dream, I see, and hear. My dull deat ears a little use to hear :

Ang. That is the chain, Sir, which you had of me. All these old witnesses (I cannot err),

Ant, $. I think it be, Sir; I deny it not. Tell me, thou art my son Antipholus.

Ant. E. And you, Sir, for this chain arrested me. Ant. E. I never saw my father in my life.

Ang. I think I did, Sir; I deny it not.
Age. But seven years since, in Syracusa, boy, Adr. I sent you money, Sir, to be your bail,
Thou know'st, we parted : but, perhaps, my son, By Dromio ; but I think he brought it not.
- Thou shamest to acknowledge me in misery.

Dro. E. No, none by me. Ant. E. The duke and all that know me in the Ant. S. This purse of ducats I received from you, city,

And Dromio my man did bring them me : Can witness with me that it is not so ;

I see, we still did meet each other's man, I ne'er saw Syracusa in my life.

And I was ta'en for him, and he for me, Duke. I tell thee, Syracusan, twenty years And thereupon these Errors are arose. Have I been patron lo Antipholus,

Ant. E. These ducats pawn I for my father here. During which time he ne'er saw Syracusa :

Duke. It shall not need, thy father hath his life. I see, thy age and dangers make thee dote.

Cour. Sir, I must have that diamond from you.

Ant. E. There, take it; and much thanks for my Enter the ABBESS, with ANTIPHOLUS SYRACUSAN,

good cheer. and DROM10 SYRACUSAN.

Abb. Renowned duke, vouchsafe to take the Abb. Most mighty duke, behold a man much

pains wrong'd.

(Al gather to see him. To go with us into the abbey bere, Adr. I see two husbands, or mine eyes deceive And hear at large discoursed all our fortunes :me.

And all that are assembled in this place, Duke. One of these men is Genius to the other ; That by this sympathized one day's error And so of these : Which is the natural man,

Have suffer'd 'wrong, go, keep us company,
And which the spirit ? Who deciphers them? And we shall make fuil satisfaction.-

Dro. 8. I, Sir, am Dromio; command hiin away. Twenty-five years have I but gone in travail
Dro. E, I, Sir, am Dromio; pray, let me stay.


you, my sons ; nor, till this present hour, Ant. S. Æçeon, art thou not? or else his ghost ? My heavy burdens are delivered :Dro. S. 0, my old master! Who hath bound him The duke, my husband, and my children both, here?

And you the calendars of their nativity, Abb. Whoever bound him, I will loose his bonds, Go to a gossip's feast, and go with me; And gain a husband by his liberty :

After so long griet, such nativity! Speak, old Ægeon, if ihou be'st the man

Duke. With all my heart, l'Il gossip at this feast. That hadst a wife once call'd Æmilia,

(Exeunt Duke, Abbess, Ægron, Courtezan, ' That bore thee at a burden two fair sons :

Merchant, Angelo, and Attendants. 0, if thou be'st the same Ægeon, speak,

Dro. S. Master, shall I fetch your stuff from And speak unto the same Æmilia!

ship-board? Æge. Til dream ffot, thou art Æmilia ;

Ant. E. Dronio, what stuff of mine hast thou emIf thou art she, tell me, where is that son

bark'd ? That floated with thee on the fatal rall!

Dro. S. Your goods, that lay at host, Sir, in the Abb. By men of Epidamnum, he, and I,

Centaur. And the iwin Dromio, all were taken up;

Ant. S. He speaks to me; I am your master, But, by and by rude fishermen of Corinth

By force took Dromio and my son from them, Come, go with us : we'll look to that anon:
And me they left with those of Epidamnum; Einbrace thy brother there, rejoice with him.
What then became of them, I cannot tell :

(Ereunt Antipholus s. and E., Adr. and Luc. I, to this fortune that you see me in.

Dro. $. There is a fat friend at your master's Duke. Why, here' begins his morning story

house, right* ;

That kitchen'd me for you to-day at dinner ; These two Antipholus's, these two so like,

She now shall be my sister, not my wife. And these two Dromio's, one in semblance, Dro. E. Methinks, you are my glass, and not my Besides her urging of her wreck at sea,

brother : These are the parents to these children,

I see by you, I am a sweet-faced youth. Which accidentally are met together.

Will you walk in to see their gossipping? Antipholus, thou camest from Corinth first.

Dro. S. Not I, Sir; you are my elder. Ant. S. No, Sir, not l; I came from Syracuse. Dro. E. That's a question : How shall we try it! Duke. Stay, stand apart! I know not which is Dro. 8. We will draw cuts for the senior i till which.

then, lead thou first,

Dro. E. Nay, then thas: • Furrowed, lined.

We came into the world, like brother and brother; +. The morning story is what Ægeon tells the duke | And now let's go hand in hand, not one before in the first scene of this play.



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PERSONS REPRESENTED. SATURNINUS, Son to the late Emperor of Rome, and | ALARBUS,

allerwards declared Emperor himself. CHIRON, Sons to Tamora. | Bassianus, Brother to Saturninus ; in love with DEMETRIUS, Lavinia.

AARON, a Moor, beloved by Tamora. TITOS ANDRONICUS, a noble Roman, General against A Captain, Tribune, Messenger, and Clown; Ro

the Goths.
MARCUS ANDRONICUS, Tribune of the People; and Goths and Romans.
Brother to Titus.

TAMORA, Queen of the Goths.
UINTUS, Sons to Titus Andronicus.

LAVINIA, Daughter to Titus Andronicus,

A Nurse, and a black Child. NCTIUS,

Kinsmen of Titns, Senators, Tribunes, Officers, YOUNG Lucius, a Boy, Son to Lucius.

Soldiers, and Attendants.
PUBLIUS, Son to Marcus the Tribune.
ELius, a noble Roman.

Scene, Rome; and the Country near it.


That you withdraw you, and abate your strength;

Dismiss your followers, and, as suitors should, SCENE 1.-Rome.-Before the Capitol.

Plead your deserts in peace and humbleness.

Sut. How fair the tribune speaks to calın my The Tomb of the Andronici appearing; the Tribunes

thoughts ! and Senators aloft, as in the Senate.

Bas. Marcus Andronicus, so I do affy

In thy uprightness and integrity, Exter, below, SATURNINUS and his Followers, on one side'; and BASSIANUS and kis Followers, on the fly nobler brother Tilus, and his sons,

And so love and honour thee and thine, ether; with Druin and Colours.

tid her to whom my thoughts are humbled all, Saf. Noble patricians, patrons of my right, Gracious Lavinia, Rome's rich ornament, Delend the justice of my cause with arms;

That I will here dismiss my loving friends ;
Aid, countrymen, my loving followers,

And to my fortunes, and the people's favour,
Piead ony successive lille • with your swords: Commit niy cause in balance to be weigh'd.
I am his first-born son, that was ihe last

(Erennt the Followers of Bassianus, inat ware the imperial diadem of Rome ;

Sat. Friends, that have been thus forward in my Then let my father's honours live in me,

right, Nor wrong mine age with this indignity.

I thank you all, and here dismiss you all; Bas. Romans,-friends, followers, javourers of And to the love and favour of my country my right,

Commit myself, my person, and the cause. If ever Bassianus, Cæsar's son,

(Exeunt the followers of Saturninus. Were gracious in the eyes of royal Rome,

Rome, be as just and gracious unto me Keep then this passage to the Capitol ;

As I am conhdent and kind to thee. And suffer not dishonour to approach

Open the gates, and let me in. The imperial seat, lo virtue consecrate,

Bas. Tribunes! and me, a poor competitor. To justice, continence, and nobility :

(Sat. and Bas. go into the Capitol, and exeunt But let desert in pare election shine ;

with Senators, Marcus, &c. And, Romans, fight for freedom in your choice.

SCENE II.-The same.
Enter MARCUS ANDRONICUs aloft, with the Crown.
Mar. Princes that strive by factions, and by

Enter a CAPTAIN, and others.

('ap. Romans, make way; the good Andronicus, Ambitiously for rule and enipery,

Patron of virtue, Rome's best champion, Know, ibat the people of Rome, for whom we stand Successful in the battles that he fights, A special party, have, by common voice,

With honour and with fortune is return'd, In election for the Roman empery,

From where he circumscribed with his sword, Chosen Andronicus, surnamed Pius

And brought to yoke, the enemies of Rome. For many good and great deserts to Rome;

Flourish of Trumpets, &c.- Enter Motius and MAR. A nobler man, a braver warrior, Lives not this day within the city walls:

Tius: ofter them, turo Men bearing a (ofin cover.

ed with black; then QUINTUS and Lucius. After He by the senate is accited + home, From weary wars against the barbarous Goths ;

them, Titus ANDRONICUS: and then TAMORA, with That, with his sons, a terror to our fves,

ALARBUS, CHIRON, DEMETRHS, AARON, and other Hath yoked a nation strong, train'd up in arms.

Goths, prisonı rs ; Soldiers und People, following.

The Bearers set down the Coffin, und Titus speuks. Ten years are spent, since tirst he undertook This canse of Rome, and chastised with arms Tit. Hail, Rome, victorious in thy mourning Our enemies' pride : five times he hath return'd

weeds! Bleeding to Rome, bearing his valiant sons

Lo, as the bark that hath discharged her fraught, In coffins from the field ;

Returns with precious lading to the bay, And now at last, laden with honour's spoils, From whence at first she weigh'd her anchorage, Returns the good Andronicus to Rome,

Cometh Andronicus, bound with laurel boughs, Renowned Titus, fourishing in arms.

To re-salute his country with his tears;
Let us entreat,-By honour of his name,

Tears of true joy for his return to Rome.-
Whom, worthily, you would have now succeed, Thou great detender of this Capitol +,
And in the Capitol and senate's right,

Stand gracivus 10 the riles that we intend !-
Whom you pretend w honour and adore,- Romans, of five and twenty valiant sons,
• l. e. My title to the succession.

• Freight. Summoned.

+ Jupiter, to whom the Capitol was sacred.

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