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Thereof the raging fire of fever bred;
Luc. She never reprehended him but mildly, When he demean'd himself rough, rude, and
wildly. Why bear you these rebukes, and answer not?
Adr. She did betray me to my own reproof.Good people, enter, and lay hold on him. .Abb. No, not a creature enters in my house. Adr. Then let your servants bring my husband
Adr. I will attend my husband, be his nurse,
Abb. Be patient; for I will not let him stir,
Adr. I will not hence and leave my husband here; And ill it doth beseem your holiness, * i. e. To bring him back to bis senses.
To separate the husband and the wife. Abb. Be quiet and depart, thou shalt not have him.
[Exit Abbess. Luc. Complain unto the duke of this indignity.
Adr. Come, go; I will fall prostrate at his feet,
Mer. By this, I think, the dial points at five:
Ang. Upon what cause?
Mer. To see a reverend Syracusan merchant, Who put unluckily into this bay Against the laws and statutes of this town, Beheaded publickly for his offence. Ang. See, where they come, we will behold his
death. Luc. Kneel to the duke, before he pass the abbey. Enter Duke attended ; Ægeon bare-headed ; with
the Headsman and other officers. Duke. Yet once again proclaim it publickly, If any friend will pay the sum for him, He shall not die, so much we tender him. Adr. Justice, most sacred duke, against the ab
bess! Duke. She is a virtuous and a reverend lady; It cannot be, that she hath done thee wrong. Adr. May it please your grace, Antipholus, my
• husband, Whom I made lord of me and all I had, At your important letters,--this ill day A most outrageous fit of madness took him; That desperately he hurried through the street (With him his bondman, all as mad as he,) Doing displeasure to the citizens
By rushing in their houses, bearing thence
Enter a Servant.
* i. e. To take measures. I i. e. Successively, one after another. § i. e. Cuts his hair close.
Between them they will kill the conjurer.
Adr. Peace, fool, thy master and his man are here; And that this is false thou dost report to us.
Serv. Mistress, upon my life, I tell you true;
if he can take you, To scorch your face and to disfigure you :
[Cry within. Hark, hark, I hear him, mistress ; fly, be gone. Duke. Come, stand by me, fear nothing : Guard
Enter Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus.
me justice !
Æge. Unless the fear of death doth make me dote, I see my son Antipholus, and Dromio. Ant. E. Justice, sweet prince, against that wo
Duke. Discover how, and thou shalt find me just.
Duke. A grievous fault : Say, woman, didst thou Adr. No, my good lord ;-myself, he, and my
* Harlot was a term of reproach applied to cheats among men, as well as to wantons among women.
sister, To-day did dine together : so befal my soul, As this is false, he burdens me withal!
Luc. Ne'er may I look on day, nor sleep on night, But she tells to your highness simple truth !
Ang. O perjur'd woman! They are both forsworn. In this the madman justly chargeth them.
Ant. E. My liege, I am advised what I say; Neither disturb’d with the effect of wine, Nor heady-rash, provok'd with raging ire, Albeit, my wrongs might make one wiser mad. This woman lock'd me out this day from dinner : That goldsmith there, were he not pack'd with her, Could witness it, for he was with me then; Who parted with me to go fetch a chain, Promising to bring it to the porcupine, Where Balthazar and I did dine together. Our dinner done, and he not coming thither, I went to seek him : in the street I met him; And in his company, that gentleman. There did this perjur’d goldsmith swear me down, That I this day of him receiv'd the chain, Which, God he knows, I saw not: for the which, He did arrest me with an officer. I did obey; and sent my peasant home For certain ducats : he with none return'd. Then fairly I bespoke the officer, Το go in
person with me to my house.