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DRO. S. [within.] The porter for this time, Sir, and my ACT III name is Dromio. Sc. I
DRO. E. O villain, thou hast stolen both mine office and
The one ne'er got me credit, the other mickle blame.
Thou would'st have chang'd thy face for a name, or
LUCE. [within.] What a coil is there? Dromio, who are those at the gate?
DRO. E. Let my master in, Luce.
And so tell your master.
'Faith, no; he comes too late:
O, Lord, I must laugh! Have at you with a proverb: Shall I set in my staff?
LUCE. [within.] Have at you with another! that's
DRO. S. [within.] If thy name be call'd Luce-Luce,
ANT. E. Do you hear, you minion? you'll let us in, I
LUCE. [within.] I thought to have ask'd you.
DRO. S. [within.]
ANT. E. Thou baggage, let me in.
Can you tell for whose sake?
DRO. E. Master, knock the door hard.
LUCE. [within.] What needs all that, and a pair of stocks in the town?
ADR. [within.] Who is that at the door that keeps all this noise?
DRO. S. [within.] By my troth, your Town is troubled with unruly boys.
ANT. E. Are you there, Wife? you might have come
ACT III ADR. [within.] Your wife, Sir Knave! go, get you from the door.
DRO. E. If you went in pain, Master, this knave would
ANG. Here is neither cheer, Sir, nor welcome: we would
BAL. In debating which was best, we shall part1 with
DRO. E. They stand at the door, Master: bid them
ANT. E. There is something in the wind-that we cannot
DRO. E. You would say so, Master, if your garments
Your cake here is warm within; you stand here in
It would make a man mad as a buck to be so bought
ANT. E. Go, fetch me something: I'll break ope the
DRO. S. [within.] Break any breaking here, and I'll break
DRO. E. A man may break a word with you, Sir; and
Ay, and break it in your face, so he break it not
DRO. S. [within.] It seems thou want'st breaking out
DRO. E. Here's too much out upon thee! I
let me in.
DRO. S. [within.] Ay, when fowls have no feathers, and
ANT. E. Well, I'll break in. Go borrow me a crow. 80
If a crow help us in, sirrah, we'll pluck a crow together.
Herein you war against your reputation,
And draw within the compass of suspect
Once1 this: your long experience of her wisdom,
Plead on her part some course to you unknown;
And let us to the Tiger all to dinner,
And about evening come yourself alone
To know the reason of this strange restraint.
For ever housed where it gets possession.
ANT. E. You have prevail'd: I will depart in quiet,
Pretty and witty; wild and yet, too, gentle :
And fetch the chain; by this I know 'tis made:
For there's the house. That chain will I bestow
My wife (but I protest without desert)
Hath oftentimes upbraided me withal:
To her will we to dinner. [to ANGELO.] Get you
I'll knock elsewhere to see if they'll disdain me.
SCENE II. The Same.
Enter LUCIANA and ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse.
If you did wed my sister for her wealth,
Then for her wealth's sake use her with more kindness.
Or, if you like elsewhere, do it by stealth:
Muffle your false love with some show of blindness.
Be not thy tongue thy own shame's orator;
Bear a fair presence, though your heart be tainted;
What simple thief brags of his own attaint ??
And let her read it in thy looks at board:
Ill deeds are doubled with an evil word.
Being compact of credit, that you love us!
Comfort my sister, cheer her, call her Wife:
When the sweet breath of flattery conquers strife. ANT. S. Sweet Mistress (what your name is else, I
Nor by what wonder you do hit on mine)
Less in your knowledge and your grace you shew not
Lay open to my earthy-gross conceit,
1 make your treason graceful. 2 conviction. 8 credulity. 4 light of tongue.
Smother'd in errors, feeble, shallow, weak,
To make it wander in an unknown field?
Your weeping sister is no wife of mine,
Far more, far more, to you do I decline!1
Spread o'er the silver waves thy golden hairs,
He gains by death that hath such means to die.
Let Love, being light, be drowned if she sink!
ANT. S. As good to wink,* sweet Love, as look on night.
ANT. S. Thy sister's sister.
That's my sister.
It is thyself, mine own self's better part,
4 be blind.
5 aim at. 325