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The Comedy of Errors

Act V, Scene 1

A street before a Priory.
 
[Enter Second Merchant and ANGELO]
 
ANGELO
       2    ,      ,         ,         ,         ,
      I am sor|ry sir | that I | have hin|dered you,
          ,        ,        ,          ,         ,
      But I | protest | he had | the chain | of me,
               ,        ,      ,        ,        x
      Though most | disho|nestly | he doth | deny it.
 
SECOND MERCHANT
       ,    2       ,        ,     ,              ,
      How is the | man es|teemed here / in the | city?
 
ANGELO
          ,     ,   2     ,    ,       ,
      Of ve|ry re|verend rep|uta|tion sir,
          ,       ,     ,      ,          ,
      Of cre|dit in|finite,| highly | beloved,
       ,            ,           ,       ,    2       ,
      Second | to none | that lives | here in the | city:
            ,            ,          ,        ,      ,
      His word | might bear | my wealth | at a|ny time.
 
SECOND MERCHANT
        T     T  T    ,         2    ,          ,
      Speak softly,| yonder | as I think | he walks.
 
[Enter ANTIPHOLUS of SYRACUSE and DROMIO of SYRACUSE]
 
ANGELO
            ,                ,    ,        ,          ,
      'Tis so:| and that / self chain | about | his neck,
             ,        ,       ,   ,                  ,
      Which he | forswore | most mon/strously | to have.
            ,           ,        ,          ,         ,
      Good sir | draw near | to me,| I'll speak | to him:
       ,           ,     ,       ,        ,
      Signior | Anti|pholus,| I won|der much
            ,           ,     ,   2         ,           ,
      That you | would put | me to this | shame and | trouble,
           ,         ,           ,       ,         ,
      And not | without | some scan|dal to | yourself,
            ,        ,           ,      ,         ,
      With cir|cumstance | and oaths,| so to | deny
             ,            ,          ,       ,     ,
      This chain,| which now | you wear | so o|penly.
          ,           ,           ,        ,       ,
      Beside | the charge,| the shame,| impri|sonment,
       ,                ,          ,        ,         ,
      You have | done^wrong | to this | my ho|nest friend,
           ,          ,     2    ,        ,      ,
      Who but | for stay|ing on our | contro|versy,
           ,         ,         ,        ,       ,
      Had hoi|sted sail,| and put | to sea | today:
             ,          ,        ,    ,            x
      This chain | you had | of me,| can you | deny it?
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE
          ,        ,       ,      ,        x
      I think | I had,| I ne|ver did | deny it.
 
SECOND MERCHANT
            ,         ,          ,         ,         ,
      Yes^that | you did | sir, and | forswore | it too.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE
       ,    ,                ,       ,           x
      Who heard / me to | deny | it or | forswear it?
 
SECOND MERCHANT
              ,         ,            ,      T    T    T
      These ears | of mine | thou knowst | did hear thee:
       ,               ,           ,      ,           ,
      Fie on | thee wretch,| 'tis pi|ty that | thou livst
           ,          ,     ,       ,        ,
      To walk | where a|ny ho|nest man | resort.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE
        ,           ,        ,       ,          ,
      Thou art | a vil|lain to | impeach | me thus,
             ,           ,       ,          ,    ,
      I'll prove | mine^ho|nor, and | mine ho|nesty
          ,           ,       ,        ,            ,
      Against | thee pre|sently,| if thou | darst^stand:
 
SECOND MERCHANT
          ,         ,      ,     ,     2     ,
      I dare | and do | defy | thee for a | villain.
 
[They draw. Enter ADRIANA, LUCIANA, the Courtezan, and others]
 
ADRIANA
       __      ,         ,                ,      2    ,
      Hold,| hurt him | not for | God's^sake,| he is mad.
            ,        ,           ,          ,       ,
      Some^get | within | him, take | his sword | away:
        ,   ,         ,           ,           2     ,
      Bind Dro/mio | too, and | bear them*| to my house.
 
DROMIO OF SYRACUSE
      ___    ,        ,           T     T    T        ,
      Run | master | run, for | God's sake take | a house,
        ,             ,    ,    ,        T  T     T
      This is | some pri|ory,| in, or | we are spoiled.   (hex with prev)
 
[Exeunt Antipholus of SYRACUSE and Dromio of SYRACUSE to the Priory. Enter the Lady Abbess, AMELIA]
 
AMELIA
          ,      ,         ,           ,          ,       2->
      Be qui|et peo|ple, where|fore throng | you hi||ther?
 
ADRIANA
           ,          ,        ,        ,         ,
      To fetch | my poor | distrac|ted hus|band hence,
       ,             ,         ,         ,          ,
      Let us | come^in,| that we | may bind | him fast,
            ,          ,         ,       ,    ,
      And bear | him home | for his | reco|very.
 
ANGELO
          ,     ,        ,            ,         ,
      I knew | he was | not in | his per|fect wits.
 
SECOND MERCHANT
       2    ,      ,         ,         ,        ,
      I am sor|ry now | that I | did draw | on him.
 
AMELIA
            ,           ,        ,         ,         ,
      How long | hath this | posses|sion held | the man.
 
ADRIANA
             ,         ,          ,       ,     ,
      This week | he hath | been hea|vy, sou|r sad,
            ,     ,           ,         ,        ,
      And much | differ|ent from | the man | he was:
            ,          ,      ,         ,
      But till | this af|ternoon | his pas|sion
      <-  ,       ,       ,     ,     ,       __
        Nere || break in|to ex|tremi|ty of | rage.
 
AMELIA
        ,             ,            ,          ,         ,
      Hath he | not lost | much^wealth | by wreck | of sea,
       ,              ,       ,                 ,         ,
      Buried | some dear | friend, hath | not else | his eye
         ,             ,             , ,        ,
      Strayed his | affec|tion in / unlaw|ful love,
         ,       ,         ,         ,        ,
      A sin |prevai|ling much | in youth|ful men,
            ,            ,         ,    ,        ,       ->
      Who give | their eyes | the li|berty | of ga||zing.
        ,       2       ,        ,       ,        ,
      Which | of these sor|rows is | he sub|ject^to?
 
ADRIANA
           ,         ,         ,        ,         ,
      To none | of these,| except | it be | the last,
        ,             ,           ,         ,           ,
      Namely,| some love | that drew | him oft | from home.
 
AMELIA
             ,           ,          ,     ,       ,
      You should | for that | have rep|rehen|ded him.
 
ADRIANA
           ,      ,
      Why so | I did.
 
AMELIA
                       ,              ,        ,
                      Aye but | not rough | enough.
 
ADRIANA
           ,       ,       ,    ,           ,       ->
      As rough|ly as | my mo|desty | would let || me.
 
AMELIA
       ,    2    ,
      Hap|ly in pri|vate.
 
ADRIANA
                           ,          ,         ,
                          And in | assem|blies too.
 
AMELIA
      ___        ,       ,
      Aye,| but not | enough.  \\
 
ADRIANA
       ,            ,     ,        ,      ,
      It was | the co|py of | our con|ference:
          ,         ,      ,            ,       ,
      In bed | he slept | not for | my ur|ging it,
           ,         ,     ,            ,       ,
      At board | he fed | not for | my ur|ging it:
         ,     ,            ,    ,            ,
      Alone,| it was | the sub|ject of | my theme:
          ,     ,      ,       ,       ,
      In com|pany | I of|ten glan|ced it:
        ,             ,         ,         ,         ,
      Still did | I tell,| him it | was vile | and bad.
 
AMELIA
            ,        ,          ,         ,         ,
      And there|of came | it, that | the man | was mad.
           ,      ,    ,    2     ,         ,
      The ve|nom cla|mors of a | jealous | woman,
       ,                ,                ,    ,     ,
      Poisons | more* dead|ly than a // mad dog's tooth.
           ,            ,           ,    ,     2       ,
      It seems | his sleeps | were hin|dered by thy | railing,
            ,          ,          ,          ,         ,
      And there|fore comes | it that | his head | is light.
             ,           ,           ,       ,     2     ,
      Thou sayst | his meat | was sauced | with thy up|braidings,
         ,       ,           ,       ,        o
      Unqui|et meals | make^ill | diges|tions,
            ,        ,        ,        ,       ,
      Thereof | the ra|ging fire | of fe|ver bred,
             ,        ,  ,      2     ,        ,
      And what's | a fe|ver, but a | fit of | madness?
             ,            ,           ,         ,          ,
      Thou sayst | his sports | were hin|dered by | thy brawls.
              ,    ,         ,            ,       ,
      Sweet* re|crea|tion barred,| what doth | ensue
           ,             ,   ,     ,      o
      But moo|dy and / dull me|lancho|ly,
       ,             ,         ,        ,         ,
      Kinsman | to grim | and com|fortless | despair,
           ,         ,         ,       ,          ,
      And at | her heels | a huge | infec|tious troop
           ,         ,       ,           ,         ,
      Of pale | distempe|ratures,| and foes | to life?
           ,         ,           ,       ,         ,
      In food,| in sport,| and life-|preser|ving rest
          ,        ,             ,        ,         ,
      To be | disturbed,| would mad | or man,| or beast:
           ,       ,          ,         ,         ,
      The con|sequence | is then,| thy jea|lous fits
              ,          ,         ,         ,         ,
      Have scared | thy hus|band from | the use | of wits.
 
LUCIANA
           ,      ,     ,       ,          ,      o
      She ne|ver rep|rehen|ded him | but mild|ly,
        ,            ,         ,       T      T    .    T      o
      When he | demeaned | himself | rough, rude, and wild|ly,
            ,          ,         ,          ,       ,
      Why bear | you these | rebukes,| and an|swer not?
 
ADRIANA
           ,        ,        ,       ,        ,
      She did | betray | me to | my own | reproof,
             ,       ,             ,    ,        ,
      Good* peo|ple en|ter, and / lay hold | on him.
 
AMELIA
       ,            ,        ,       ,        ,
      No, not | a crea|ture en|ters in | my house.
 
ADRIANA
            ,          ,          ,         ,         ,
      Then let | your ser|vants bring | my hus|band forth.
 
AMELIA
       ,             ,           ,           ,     x
      Neither:| he took | this place | for sanc|tuary,
           ,          ,      ,          ,           ,
      And it | shall pri|vilege | him from | your hands,
           ,           ,           ,         ,       ,
      Till I | have brought | him to | his wits | again,
           ,        ,      ,      ,       ,
      Or lose | my la|bor in | assay|ing it.
 
ADRIANA
      ,            ,        ,         ,         ,
      I will | attend | my hus|band, be | his nurse,
       ,           ,         ,      2    ,    ,
      Diet | his sick|ness, for | it is my | office,
            ,          ,      ,       ,        ,
      And will | have no | attor|ney but | myself,
            ,         ,         ,          ,          ,
      And there|fore let | me have | him home | with me.
 
AMELIA
          ,         ,    ,         ,              ,
      Be pa|tient, for | I will | not let | him stir,
           ,          ,       2   ,        ,         ,
      Till I | have used | the appro|ved means | I have,
             ,         ,         ,          ,       ,
      With whole|some sy|rups, drugs,| and ho|ly prayers
           ,        ,       ,       ,       ,
      To make | of him | a for|mal man | again:
       ,           ,          ,       ,          ,
      It is | a branch | and par|cel of | mine oath,
         ,    2  ,     ,      ,       ,
      A cha|ritable | duty | of my | order,
             ,        ,          ,           ,          ,
      Therefore | depart,| and leave | him here | with me.
 
ADRIANA
          ,          ,           ,         ,         ,
      I will | not hence,| and leave | my hus|band here:
           ,         ,        ,          ,     ,
      And ill | it doth | beseem | your ho|liness
          ,     ,         ,        ,          ,
      To se|parate | the hus|band and | the wife.
 
AMELIA
          ,      ,        ,           ,           ,         o
      Be qui|et and | depart,| thou shalt | not have | him.
 
[Exit]
 
LUCIANA
           ,      ,           ,         ,       ,     ,
      Complain | unto | the duke | of this | indig|nity. (hex with prev)
 
ADRIANA
            ,   ,          T   T    T       2      ,
      Come^go,| I will | fall prostrate | at his feet,
           ,       ,       ,         ,            ,
      And ne|ver rise | until | my tears | and prayers
            ,          ,          ,        ,       ,       o
      Have won | his grace | to come | in per|son hi|ther,
            ,         ,         ,         ,         ,      o
      And take | perforce | my hus|band from | the ab|bess.  (hex with prev)
 
SECOND MERCHANT
           ,        ,          ,       ,          ,
      By this | I think | the di|al points | at five:
        ,          ,          ,         ,        ,      ->
      Anon | I'm sure | the duke | himself | in per||son
        ,           ,      2     ,     ,       ,
      Comes | this way | to the me|lancho|ly vale:
            ,          ,          ,      x   ,
      The place | of death,| and sor|ry exe|cution, ??
          ,         ,        ,        ,       ,
      Behind | the dit|ches of | the ab|bey here.
 
ANGELO
Upon what cause?
 
SECOND MERCHANT
          ,        ,         x   ,        ,
      To see | a reve|rend Syra|cusian | merchant,  ??
           ,        ,    ,    ,           ,
      Who put | unluck|ily | into | this bay
           ,          ,          ,        ,          ,
      Against | the laws | and stat|utes of | this town,
         ,       ,      ,        ,        ,
      Behea|ded pub|licly | for his | offense.
 
ANGELO
             ,            ,     ,            ,          ,
      See* where | they come,| we will | behold | his death.
 
LUCIANA
        ,     2        ,       ,         ,         ,
      Kneel to the | duke be|fore he | pass the | abbey.
 
[Enter DUKE SOLINUS, attended; AEGON bareheaded; with the Headsman and other Officers]
 
DUKE SOLINUS
       T    T  .  T         ,         ,      ,
      Yet once again | proclaim | it pub|licly,
         ,       ,           ,         ,         ,
      If a|ny friend | will pay | the sum | for him,
           ,          ,         ,        ,       ,
      He shall | not die,| so much | we ten|der him.
 
ADRIANA
       ,              ,        ,   x             ,
      Justice | most sa|cred duke against the | abbess.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
       ,    2     ,     ,     2      ,         ,
      She is a | virtu|ous and a | reverend | lady:
          ,       ,         ,           ,           ,
      It can|not be | that she | hath done | thee wrong.
 
ADRIANA
         2      ,            ,        ,    2    ,    ,
      May it please | your grace,| Anti|pholus my | husband,
           ,          ,        ,        ,       ,
      Whom I | made^lord | of me,| and all | I had,
       ,     2    ,         ,          T   T   T
      At your im|portant | letters | this ill day,
          ,        ,        ,        ,         ,         ->
      A most | outra|geous fit | of mad|ness took || him:
        ,     ,   3   3        ,          ,             ,
      That | desperately*| he hurr|ied through | the street,
        ,              ,        ,        ,        ,
      With him | his bond|man, all | as mad | as he,
       ,           ,        ,        ,     ,
      Doing | displea|sure to | the ci|tizens,
           ,       ,          ,         ,         ,
      By rush|ing in | their hou|ses: bear|ing thence
        T      Tx    T     ,           ,          ,
      Rings, jewels, a|nything | his rage | did like.
        ,           ,          ,           ,          ,
      Once did | I get | him bound,| and sent | him home,
         ,          ,   ,                  ,         ,
      Whilst to | take or/der for | the wrongs | I went,
             ,          ,          ,     ,          x
      That here | and there | his fu|ry had | committed,
        ,       ,     ,                ,        ,
      Anon | I wot | not, by | what strong | escape,
           ,            ,           ,          ,         ,
      He broke | from those | that had | the guard | of him,
       ,              ,       ,        ,         ,
      And with | his mad | atten|dant and | himself,
            ,          ,       ,                 ,      ,
      Each^one | with ire|ful pas|sion, with / drawn swords
       ,          ,         ,       ,        ,
      Met us | again,| and mad|ly bent | on us
         ,          ,          ,              ,   ,
      Chased us | away:| till rai|sing of / more aid
           ,       ,         ,            ,           ,
      We came | again | to bind | them: then | they fled
       ,  2        ,       ,         ,       ,
      Into this | abbey,| whither | we pur|sued them,
            ,         ,        ,           ,         ,
      And here | the ab|bess shuts | the gates | on us,
            ,         ,       ,        ,          ,
      And will | not suf|fer us | to fetch | him out,
            ,          ,           ,         ,          ,
      Nor send | him forth,| that we | may bear | him hence.
             ,          ,          ,          ,         ,
      Therefore | most^gra|cious duke | with thy | command,
       ,              ,        ,            T     T    .    T
      Let him | be brought | forth, and | borne hence for help.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
        ,              ,          ,         ,        ,
      Long since^|thy hus|band served | me in | my wars
          ,        ,        ,         ,         ,
      And I | to thee | engaged | a prin|ce's word,
             ,            ,         ,       ,        ,
      When thou | didst^make | him mas|ter of | thy bed,
          ,        ,          ,           ,        ,
      To do | him all | the grace | and good | I could.
           ,        ,      ,             ,       ,
      Go some | of you,| knock at | the ab|bey gate,
           ,         ,     ,        ,        ,
      And bid | the la|dy ab|bess come | to me:
          ,       ,         ,        ,        ,
      I will | deter|mine this | before | I stir.
 
SERVANT
         ,          ,           ,           ,          ,
      O mis|tress, mis|tress, shift | and save | yourself,
          ,       ,         ,     .    T    T     T
      My mas|ter and | his man | are both broke loose,
       ,    2        ,       ,           ,          ,
      Beaten the | maids a-|row, and | bound the | doctor,
              ,                    ,    ,           ,           ,
      Whose beard | they have / singed off | with brands | of fire,
          ,      ,         ,            ,         ,
      And e|ver as | it blazed,| they threw | on him
        T     T    .  T         ,          ,           ,
      Great pails of pud|dled mire | to quench | the hair;
          ,        ,        ,       2    ,       2      ,
      My mas|ter prea|ches pat|ience to him,| and the while
           ,           ,         ,           ,        ,
      His man | with scis|sors nicks | him like | a fool:
            ,        ,          ,          ,         ,
      And sure |(unless | you send | some pre|sent help)
          ,            ,           ,         ,     ,
      Between | them they | will kill | the con|jurer.
 
ADRIANA
       ___      ,          ,          2     ,          ,
      Peace | fool, thy | master | and his man | are here,
            ,         ,            ,        ,        ,
      And that | is false | thou dost | report | to us.
 
SERVANT
       ,           ,         ,        ,          ,
      Mistress,| upon | my life | I tell | you true,
          ,            ,       ,         ,              x
      I have | not breathed | almost | since I | did see it.
           ,          ,          ,     ,   2        ,
      He cries | for you,| and vows | if he can | take you,
            ,            ,     ,           ,       ,
      To scorch | your face,| and to | disfig|ure you:
        T     T   .   T         ,          ,         ,
      Hark, hark, I hear | him mis|tress: fly,| be gone.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
Come stand by me, fear nothing: guard with halberds!
 
ADRIANA
       ,   ,               ,         ,        ,
      Aye me,/ it is | my hus|band: wit|ness you,
            ,        ,        ,       ,    ,
      That he | is borne | about | invi|sible,
        2   ,          ,          ,        ,       ,
      Even now | we housed | him in | the ab|bey here.
       ,     2         T      T     T     .    ,       ,
      And now^he's | there, past thought of | human | reason.
 
[Enter ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus and DROMIO of Ephesus]
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
       ,              ,          ,         ,         ,       ->
      Justice | most gra|cious duke,| oh grant | me jus||tice,
       ,   3   3     ,      2       ,      ,        ,
      Ev|en for the ser|vice that long | since I | did thee,
           ,       ,           ,         ,          ,
      When I | bestrid | thee in | the wars,| and took
        T    T    .   T          ,     ,        2      ,
      Deep scars to save | thy life;| even | for the blood
             ,        ,       2       ,      ,         ,
      That then | I lost | for thee, now | grant me | justice.
 
AEGON
Unless the fear of death doth make me dote, I see my son Antipholus and Dromio.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
       ,                  ,         ,           ,       ,
      Justice |(sweet* prince)| against | that wo|man there:
       ,                ,         ,       ,        ,
      She whom | thou gavst | to me | to be | my wife;
             ,      ,      ,        ,        ,
      That hath | abu|sed and | disho|nored me,
      ,        2        ,             ,         ,    ,
      Even | in the strength | and height | of in|jury:
          ,      ,    ,       ,         ,
      Beyond | ima|gina|tion is | the wrong
            ,          ,           ,           ,         ,
      That she | this day | hath shame|less thrown | on me.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
          ,      ,          ,            ,         ,
      Disco|ver how,| and thou | shalt find | me just.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
             ,           ,          ,          ,      x
      This^day |(great^duke)| she shut | the doors | upon me,
             ,          ,         ,       ,        ,
      While she | with har|lots feas|ted in | my house.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
          ,         ,          ,        ,           ,
      A grie|vous fault:| say wo|man, didst | thou so?
 
ADRIANA
       ,             ,        ,     ,     2      ,
      No my | good lord.| Myself,| he, and my | sister,
         ,          ,       ,      3  3    ,         ,
      Today | did dine | toge|ther: so befall | my soul,  ??
           ,         ,         ,        ,       ,
      As this | is false | he bur|dens me | withal.
 
LUCIANA
        ,            ,        ,          ,          ,
      Nere may | I look | on day,| nor sleep | on night,
           ,      ,               ,        ,        ,
      But she | tells to | your high|ness sim|ple truth.
 
ANGELO
         ,         ,        ,          ,         ,
      O per|jured wo|man! They | are both | forsworn,
           ,         ,         ,       ,         ,
      In this | the mad|man* just|ly char|geth them.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
           ,        ,      ,       ,       ,
      My liege,| I am | advi|sed what | I say,
       ,             ,        ,            ,         ,
      Neither | disturbed | with the | effect | of wine,
           ,       ,         ,           ,       ,
      Nor hea|dy rash | provoked | with ra|ging ire,
          x          ,             ,         ,      ,
      Albeit | my wrongs | might make | one^wi|ser mad.
            ,        ,         ,          ,            x
      This wo|man locked | me out | this day | from dinner;
             ,          ,           ,          ,       ,
      That gold|smith^there,| were he | not packed | with her,
             ,        ,        ,         ,         ,
      Could wit|ness it:| for he | was with | me then,
           ,        ,             ,   ,         ,
      Who par|ted with | me to / go fetch | a chain,
       ,      ,         ,          2     ,       ,
      Promi|sing to | bring it | to the Por|pentine,
             ,      ,        ,         ,       ,      o
      Where Bal|thazar | and I | did dine | toge|ther.
           ,        ,         ,        ,       ,       o
      Our din|ner done,| and he | not co|ming thi|ther,  (hex with prev)
          ,         ,     ,     2         ,        ,
      I went | to seek | him. In the | street I | met him,
           ,        ,     ,         ,      ,
      And in | his com|pany | that gen|tleman.
        ,               ,          ,          ,          ,
      There did | this per|jured gold|smith swear | me down,
           ,         ,        ,         ,           ,
      That I | this day | of him | received | the chain,
             ,         ,        ,     ,               ,
      Which God | he knows,| I saw | not. For | the which,
          ,        ,         ,        ,    ,
      He did | arrest | me with | an of|ficer.
         ,      ,          ,        ,         ,
      I did | obey,| and sent | my pea|sant home
           ,        ,        ,          ,         ,
      For cer|tain du|cats: he | with none | returned.
             ,     ,       ,          ,    ,
      Then fair|ly I | bespoke | the of|ficer
          ,       ,        ,        ,        ,
      To go | in per|son with | me to | my house.
        2     ,        ,         ,         ,          ,
      By the way | we met | my wife,| her sis|ter, and a rabble more  ????
           ,        ,     ,        ,           ,
      Of vile | confe|derates:| along | with them
              ,            ,         ,       ,          ,
      They brought | one^Pinch,| a hung|ry lean-|faced^villain;  ????
          ,      ,    ,       ,      ,
      A mere | ana|tomy,| a moun|tebank,
      .    T    T   T           2     ,   ,    ,
      A threadbare jug|gler, and a / fortune-|teller,
         ,      ,              ,     ,         ,
      A nee|dy hol|low-eyed^/sharp-look|ing wretch;
         ,        ,     ,              ,         ,
      A li|ving dead | man. This | perni|cious slave,
           ,           ,        ,      ,     ,
      Forsooth | took on | him as | a con|jurer:
           ,       ,          ,     ,             ,
      And ga|zing in | mine eyes,| feeling | my pulse,
                  ,   ,          ,         ,       ,
      And with / no face |(as 'twere)| outfa|cing me,
             ,    T  T   .    T           ,       ,      2->
      Cries^out,| I was possessed.| Then all | toge||ther
             ,      ,          ,           ,          ,
      They fell | upon | me, bound | me, bore | me thence,
           ,       ,          ,        ,          ,
      And in | a dark | and dank|ish vault | at home
              ,     ,    2      ,           ,       ,
      There left | me and my | man, both^|bound to|gether,
        ,     ,          2       ,          ,         ,
      Till, gnaw/ing with my | teeth my | bonds in | sunder,
           ,          ,        ,       ,   2   ,
      I gained | my free|dom; and | imme|diately
       ,   ,                  ,          ,       ,
      Ran hi/ther to | your grace,| whom I | beseech
           ,        ,      ,     ,       o
      To give | me am|ple sa|tisfac|tion
                    ,     ,           ,        ,      ,
      For these / deep shames,| and great | indig|nities.
 
ANGELO
           ,         ,           ,       ,         ,         ->
      My lord,| in truth,| thus far | I wit|ness with || him:
        ,      2       ,         ,                 ,    ,
      That | he dined^not | at home,| but was / locked out.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
           ,         ,        ,          ,        ,
      But had | he such | a chain | of thee,| or no?
 
ANGELO
          ,         ,          ,        ,         ,
      He had | my lord,| and when | he ran | in here,
             ,       ,          ,        ,          ,
      These^peo|ple saw | the chain | about | his neck.
 
SECOND MERCHANT
          ,         ,         ,             ,         ,
      Besides,| I will | be sworn | these^ears | of mine,
        ,              ,         ,          ,         ,
      Heard you | confess | you had | the chain | of him,
       ,            ,          ,         ,         ,
      After | you first | forswore | it on | the mart,
            ,     ,        ,         ,         ,
      And there|upon | I drew | my sword | on you:
            ,          ,       ,         ,       ,
      And then | you fled | into | this ab|bey here,
              ,         ,        2      ,        ,    ,
      From whence | I think | you are come | by mi|racle.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
         ,       ,        ,           ,       ,
      I ne|ver came | within | these ab|bey walls,
          ,       ,            ,          ,         ,
      Nor e|ver didst | thou draw | thy sword | on me:
         ,      ,          ,          ,          x
      I ne|ver saw | the chain,| so help | me Heaven:
            ,         ,          ,       ,       ,
      And this | is false | you bur|den me | withal.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
       ,             ,           ,  ,          ,
      Why what | an in|tricate^/impeach | is this?
          ,          ,           ,         ,        ,
      I think | you all | have drunk | of Cir|ce's cup:
           ,           ,            ,         ,            ,
      If here | you housed | him, here | he would | have been,
                ,   ,     ,      2        ,          ,
      If he / were mad,| he would not | plead so | coldly:
           ,         ,          ,          ,          ,
      You say | he dined | at home,| the gold|smith^here
          ,          ,        ,               ,   ,
      Denies | that say|ing. Sir|rah, what / say you?
 
DROMIO OF EPHESUS
       ,         ,       2        ,              ,       ,
      Sir he | dined with her | there, at | the Por|pentine.
 
COURTEZAN
          ,          ,        ,          ,             ,
      He did,| and from | my fin|ger snatched | that ring.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
             ,         ,            ,       ,        ,
      'Tis true |(my liege)| this ring | I had | of her.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
        T     T   T     ,        2     ,       ,
      Sawst thou him | enter | at the ab|bey here?
 
COURTEZAN
           ,         ,        ,       ,           ,
      As sure |(my liege)| as I | do see | your grace.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
       ,      2         ,           ,         ,        ,
      Why this is | strange: go | call the | abbess | hither.
          ,                ,   ,             ,    ,
      I think | you are / all ma|ted, or / stark mad.
 
[Exit one to Abbess]
 
AEGON
             ,       ,           ,         ,         ,
      Most^migh|ty duke,| vouchsafe | me speak | a word:
       ,         ,         ,            ,         ,
      Haply | I see | a friend | will save | my life,
           ,         ,          ,       ,      ,
      And pay | the sum | that may | deli|ver me.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
        ,     ,           ,        ,           ,
      Speak free/ly Sy|racu|sian what | thou wilt.
 
AEGON
          ,           ,           ,        ,     ,
      Is not | your name | sir called | Anti|pholus?
           ,         ,           ,       ,    ,
      And is | not^that | your bond|man Dro|mio?
 
DROMIO OF EPHESUS
          ,           ,       ,          ,       ,
      Within | this hour | I was | his bond|man sir,
           ,       ,            ,         ,         ,
      But he | I thank | him gnawed | in two | my cords,
       ,    2     ,  2     ,         T    T  T
      Now am I | Dromio,| and his | man, unbound.
 
AEGON
       2     ,          ,        ,       ,       ,
      I am sure | you both | of you | remem|ber me.
 
DROMIO OF EPHESUS
            ,         ,      ,       ,        ,
      Ourselves | we do | remem|ber sir | by you:
            ,      ,          ,         ,         ,
      For late|ly we | were bound | as you | are now.
                 ,   ,        ,         ,         ,
      You are / not Pin|ch's pa|tient, are | you sir?
 
AEGON
            ,           ,          ,         ,         ,
      Why look | you strange | on me?| You know | me well.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
         ,      ,         ,        ,          ,
      I ne|ver saw | you in | my life | till now.
 
AEGON
      __     ,             ,              2     ,         ,
      Oh!| Grief hath | changed me | since^you saw | me last,  ??
            ,        ,            ,         ,        ,
      And care|ful hours | with time's | defor|med hand,
             ,         ,         ,         ,        ,
      Have writ|ten strange | defea|tures in | my face:
            ,        ,           ,          ,         ,
      But tell | me yet,| dost thou | not know | my voice?
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
Neither.
 
AEGON
Dromio, nor thou?
 
DROMIO OF EPHESUS
No trust me sir, nor I.
 
AEGON
I am sure thou dost?
 
DROMIO OF EPHESUS
Aye sir, but I am sure I do not; and whatsoever a man denies, you are now bound to believe him.
 
AEGON
            ,         ,          ,        ,     ,
      Not know | my voice,| O time's | extre|mity
             ,          ,            ,              ,     ,
      Hast thou | so cracked | and split|ted my / poor tongue
       .  Tx     T     T            ,        ,     ,
      In seven short years,| that here | my on|ly son
             ,        ,       ,     .  T  T     T
      Knows^not | my fee|ble key | of untuned cares?
              ,           ,        ,         ,        ,
      Though now | this grai|ned face | of mine | be hid
          ,       ,       ,          ,         ,
      In sap-|consu|ming win|ter's driz|zled snow,
           ,         ,    2    ,        ,            ,
      And all | the con|duits of | my blood | froze^up:
            ,         ,          ,          ,    ,
      Yet hath | my night | of life | some me|mory:
          ,         ,           ,        ,        ,
      My was|ting lamps | some fa|ding glim|mer left;
           ,      T    T  .  T       ,         ,
      My dull | deaf ears a lit|tle use | to hear:
       ,               ,      ,       ,       ,
      All these | old^wit|nesses,| I can|not err.
        ,         ,            ,       ,     ,
      Tell me,| thou art | my son | Anti|pholus.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
         ,      ,        ,       ,        ,
      I ne|ver saw | my fa|ther in | my life.
 
AEGON
       .   Tx     T     T         ,    ,     ,
      But seven years since,| in Sy|racu|sa boy
              ,         ,        ,         ,        ,
      Thou knowst | we par|ted, but | perhaps | my son,
              ,       2    ,         ,       ,    ,
      Thou shamst | to acknow|ledge me | in mi|sery.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
            ,         ,           ,     ,   2       ,
      The duke,| and all | that know | me in the | city,
           ,         ,         ,             ,   ,
      Can wit|ness with | me that | it is / not so.
          ,         ,    ,     ,        ,
      I nere | saw Sy|racu|sa in | my life.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
          ,          ,    ,         ,       ,
      I tell | thee Sy|racu|sian, twen|ty years
           ,         ,       ,      ,     ,
      Have I | been pa|tron to | Anti|pholus,
        x              ,          ,         ,    ,
      During which | time, he | nere saw | Syra|cusa:
         ,         ,         ,         ,           ,
      I see | thy age | and dan|gers make | thee dote.
 
[Re-enter AMELIA, with ANTIPHOLUS of SYRACUSE and DROMIO of SYRACUSE]
 
AMELIA
             ,       ,        ,    .  T    T      T
      Most^migh|ty duke,| behold | a man much wronged.
 
ADRIANA
         ,     ,   ,           2        ,       ,
      I see | two hus/bands, or mine^|eyes de|ceive me.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
       ,    2         ,        ,        ,       ,
      One of these | men is | Genius | to the | other:
           ,        ,       ,             ,   2    ,
      And so | of these,| which is | the nat|ural man,
            ,          ,        ,       ,         ,
      And which | the spi|rit? Who | deci|phers them?
 
DROMIO OF SYRACUSE
      ,           ,    ,        ,       2  ,
      I sir | am Dro|mio,| command | him away.
 
DROMIO OF EPHESUS
      ,    2      ,    T    T   T         ,
      I sir am | Dromi|o, pray let | me stay.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE
       ,       T    T   T         ,          ,
      Aegon | art thou not?| Or else | his ghost?
 
DROMIO OF SYRACUSE
       ,           ,        ,           ,           ,
      Oh my | old mas|ter, who | hath bound | him here?
 
AMELIA
         ,       ,          ,          ,           ,
      Whoe|ver bound | him, I | will loose | his bonds,
            ,       ,        ,        ,     ,
      And gain | a hus|band by | his li|berty:
        T    T   T       ,          ,          ,
      Speak old Ae|gon, if | thou beest | the man
             ,         ,      T     T   . T   ,
      That hadst | a wife | once called Ame|lia,
             ,      ,    2     ,        T    T    T
      That bore | thee at a | burden | two fair sons?
          ,          ,           ,     ,       ___
      Oh if | thou beest | the same | Aegon,| speak:
            ,      ,           ,      ,   ,
      And speak | unto | the same | Ame|lia.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
            ,         ,         ,        ,       ,
      Why here | begins | his mor|ning sto|ry right:
             ,       ,      x            ,         ,
      These two | Anti|pholuses,| these^two | so like,
       .    T    T   T    ,     ,        ,
      And these two Dro|mios,| one in | semblance:
          ,          ,       ,         ,         ,
      Besides | her ur|ging of | her wreck | at sea,
        ,              ,              ,     ,
      These are | the pa|rents to / these chil|dren,
      <-   ,       ,    ,      ,        ,      ,
         Which || acci|dental|ly are | met to|gether.
 
AEGON
         ,     T    T     T       2  ,   ,
      If I | dream not, thou | art Ame|lia,
           ,         ,      ,         ,              ,
      If thou | art she,| tell me,| where is | that son
             ,        ,          ,        ,       ,
      That floa|ted with | thee on | the fa|tal raft.
 
AMELIA
          ,       ,    ,   2    ,        ,
      By men | of E|pida|mium, he, | and I,
                  ,   ,   2    ,          ,      ,
      And the / twin Dro|mio, all | were ta|ken up;
           ,        ,     ,    ,    2         ,
      But by | and by,| rude fish/ermen of | Corinth
           ,       ,   ,   2             ,      ,
      By force | took Dro/mio, and | my son | from them,
           ,          ,           ,        ,    ,    2  ->
      And me | they left | with those | of E|pida||mium.
        ,        2    ,         ,       ,        ,
      What | then became | of them,| I can|not tell:
      ,             ,         ,         ,        ,
      I, to | this for|tune that | you see | me in.
 
DUKE
         ,     ,           ,           ,         ,
      Anti|pholus | thou camst | from Co|rinth first.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE
       ,           ,       ,          ,     ,
      No sir,| not I,| I came | from Sy|racuse.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
        T     T   .  T        ,          ,          ,
      Stay, stand apart,| I know | not which | is which.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
          ,          ,               ,   ,          ,
      I came | from Co|rinth, my / most gra|cious lord.
 
DROMIO OF EPHESUS
          ,     ,
      And I | with him.  (cut off)
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
         ,      2         ,              ,     ,        ,  2
      Brought to this | town by | that most | famous | warrior,
        T   T .  T           ,         ,      ,
      Duke Menaphon,| your most | renowned | uncle.
 
ADRIANA
        ,             ,          ,          ,      ,
      Which of | you two | did dine | with me | today?
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE
      _    ,        ,
      I,| gentle | mistress.
 
ADRIANA
                                  ,         ,         ,       ->
                             And are | not you || my hus|band?
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
       ,      ,     ,        __
      No,| I say | nay to | that.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE
           ,      ,        ,          ,        ,
      And so | do I,| yet did | she call | me so:
            ,           ,      ,    2     ,        ,
      And this | fair* gen|tlewo|man her sis|ter here
            ,        ,          ,        ,          ,
      Did call | me bro|ther. What | I told | you then,
          ,                ,   ,              ,    ,
      I hope | I shall / have lei|sure to / make good,
           ,        ,        ,        ,          ,
      If this | be not | a dream | I see | and hear.
 
ANGELO
        ,             ,            ,          ,        ,
      That is | the chain | sir, which | you had | of me.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE
          ,         ,        ,      ,       ,
      I think | it be | sir, I | deny | it not.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
           ,     ,          T    T   .  T       ,
      And you | sir for | this chain arres|ted me.
 
ANGELO
          ,        ,         ,      ,       ,
      I think | I did | sir, I | deny | it not.
 
ADRIANA
          ,         ,      ,        ,          ,
      I sent | you mo|ney sir | to be | your bail
          ,   2    ,        ,           ,          ,
      By Dro|mio, but | I think | he brought | it not.
 
DROMIO OF EPHESUS
      __     T   T  T
      No,| none by me.  (cut off)
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE
             ,         ,      ,        ,           ,
      This purse | of du|cats I | received | from you,
           ,    ,       ,          ,           ,
      And Dro|mio | my man | did bring | them me:
         ,         ,           ,         ,         ,
      I see | we still | did meet | each o|ther's man,
          ,         ,         ,         ,        ,
      And I | was tane | for him,| and he | for me,
            ,     ,           ,       ,       ,
      And there|upon | these er|rors are | arose.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
             ,        ,    ,           ,        ,
      These du|cats pawn | I for | my fa|ther here.
 
DUKE SOLINUS
           ,           ,         ,        ,          ,
      It shall | not need,| thy fa|ther hath | his life.
 
COURTEZAN
          ,          ,          ,    ,          ,
      Sir I | must have | that di|amond | from you.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
               ,                ,     ,                ,    ,
      There* take | it, and / much thanks | for my / good cheer.
 
AMELIA
         ,        ,           ,         ,          ,
      Renow|ned duke,| vouchsafe | to take | the pains
          ,         ,      ,        ,       ,
      To go | with us | into | the ab|bey here,
            ,         ,           ,       ,         ,
      And hear | at large | discoursed | all our | fortunes,
           ,          ,       ,        ,          ,
      And all | that are | assem|bled in | this place:
            ,         ,       ,      ,          ,
      That by | this sym|pathized | one day's^|error
            ,          ,      T    T   .  T     ,
      Have suf|fered wrong.| Go, keep us com|pany,
           ,           ,      T   T .  T
      And we | shall make | full satisfac|tion.
        ,       T     T     T     2      ,      2     ,
      Thirty-|three years have | I but gone | in travail
          ,         ,          ,          ,         ,
      Of you | my sons,| and till | this pre|sent hour
          ,      ,        ,       ,    ,
      My hea|vy bur|den nere | deli|vered:
            ,        ,         ,         ,         ,
      The duke,| my hus|band, and | my chil|dren both,
           ,         ,      ,         ,        ,    ,
      And you | the ca|lendars | of their | nati|vity,
       ,         ,          ,          ,         ,
      Go to | a gos|sips' feast,| and go | with me,
       ,       T   T    T       ,       ,   __
      After | so long grief | such fes|tivi|ty.  (hex with above)
 
DUKE SOLINUS
            ,         ,           ,       ,          ,
      With all | my heart,| I'll gos|sip at | this feast.
 
[Exeunt all but Antipholus of SYRACUSE, Antipholus of Ephesus, Dromio of SYRACUSE and Dromio of Ephesus]
 
DROMIO OF SYRACUSE
       ,         ,         ,            ,            ,
      Master | shall I | fetch your | stuff from | shipboard*?
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
       ,  2      T    T    .   T           ,         ,
      Dromio,| what stuff of mine | hast thou | embarked?
 
DROMIO OF SYRACUSE
             ,           ,         ,          2       ,   ,
      Your goods | that lay | at host | sir in the / Centaur.
 
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE
            ,         ,   ,   2        ,        ,  2
      He speaks | to me,| I am your | master | Dromio.
            ,         ,           ,         ,      ,
      Come^go | with us,| we'll look | to that | anon,
          ,          ,         ,         ,           ,
      Embrace | thy bro|ther there,| rejoice | with him.
 
[Exeunt Antipholus of SYRACUSE and Antipholus of Ephesus]
 
DROMIO OF SYRACUSE
        ,           ,       ,              ,          ,
      There is | a fat | friend at | your mas|ter's house,
            ,          ,        ,       ,          x
      That kit|chened me | for you | today | at dinner:
           ,           ,       ,        ,         ,
      She now | shall be | my sis|ter, not | my wife.
 
DROMIO OF EPHESUS
           ,      ,     2       ,           ,        ,
      Methinks | you are my | glass, and | not my | brother:
         ,        ,    ,   2      T     T     T
      I see | by you,| I am a | sweet-faced youth,
            ,          ,       ,           ,      ,
      Will you | walk^in | to see | their gos|siping?
 
DROMIO OF SYRACUSE
          ,         ,            ,
      Not I | sir, you | are my elder.
 
DROMIO OF EPHESUS
      <-  ,          ,          ,                x   ->
        That's a | question,|| how shall | we try it.
 
DROMIO OF SYRACUSE
              ,      ,     2       ,               ,      T    T    T   ->
      We'll draw | cuts for the | senior,|| till then,| lead thou first.
 
DROMIO OF EPHESUS
       T    T    T
      Nay then thus:
           ,       ,         ,      __     ,        ___    ,        oo
      We came | into | the world | like | brother | and | brother:|
           ,           ,     T   T   T         ,        ,      ,       o
      And now | let's^go | hand in hand,| not one | before | ano|ther.    (oct with prev)
 
[Exeunt]

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