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Ang. You are a merry man, sir; fare you well.
[Exit. Ant. S. What I should think of this, I cannot
But this I think, there's no man is so vain,
SCENE I. The same.
Enter a Merchant, ANGELO, and an Officer.
Mer. You know, since pentecost the sum is due, And since I have not much impórtun'd you;
Nor now I had not, but that I am bound
Or I'll attach you by this officer.
Ang. Even just the sum, that I do owe to you, Is growing to me by Antipholus:
And, in the instant that I met with you,
I shall receive the money for the same:
want gilders-] A gilder is a coin valued from one
shilling and six-pence, to two shillings.
• Is growing to me-] i. e. accruing to me.
Enter ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus, and DROMIO
Off. That labour may you save; see where he
Ant. E. While I go to the goldsmith's house,
And buy a rope's end; that will I bestow
Dro. E. I buy a thousand pound a year! I buy a
I pray you, see him presently discharg'd,
Besides, I have some business in the town:
Ang. Then you will bring the chain to her
Ant. E. No; bear it with you, lest I come not
Ang. Well, sir, I will: Have you the chain about you?
Ant. E. An if I have not, sir, I hope you have; Or else you may return without your money.
Ang. Nay, come, I pray you, sir, give me the
Both wind and tide stays for this gentleman,
Your breach of promise to the Porcupine:
Mer. The hour steals on; I pray you, sir, despatch.
Ang. You hear, how he impórtunes me; the
Ant. E. Why, give it to my wife, and fetch
Ang. Come, come, you know, I gave it you even
Either send the chain, or send me by some token. Ant. E. Fye! now you run this humour out of
Come, where's the chain? I pray you, let me see it.
Ant. E. I answer you! What should I answer you?
Ang. The money, that you owe me for the chain. Ant. E. I owe you none, till I receive the chain. Ang. You know, I gave it you half an hour since. Ant. E. You gave me none; you wrong me much to say so.
Ang. You wrong me more, sir, in denying it: Consider, how it stands upon my credit.
Mer. Well, officer, arrest him at my suit. Off. I do; and charge you, in the duke's name, to obey me.
Ang. This touches me in reputation:Either consent to pay this sum for me, Or I attach you by this officer.
Ant. E. Consent to pay thee that I never had!
Ang. Here is thy fee; arrest him, officer;→
Off. I do arrest you, sir; you hear the suit.
Ang. Sir, sir, I shall have law in Ephesus,
Enter DROMIO of Syracuse.
Dro. S. Master, there is a bark of Epidamnum, That stays but till her owner comes aboard, And then, sir, bears away: our fraughtage, sir, I have convey'd aboard; and I have bought The oil, the balsamum, and aqua-vitæ. The ship is in her trim; the merry wind Blows fair from land: they stay for nought at all, But for their owner, master, and yourself. Ant. E. How now! a madman? Why thou peevish sheep,7
What ship of Epidamnum stays for me?
Dro. S. A ship you sent me to, to hire waftage.
And told thee to what purpose, and what'end.
7-thou peevish sheep,] Peevish is silly.
Dro. S. You sent me, sir, for a rope's-end as
You sent me to the bay, sir, for a bark.
Ant. E. I will debate this matter at more leisure, And teach your ears to listen with more heed. To Adriana, villain, hie thee straight; Give her this key, and tell her, in the desk That's cover'd o'er with Turkish tapestry, There is a purse of ducats; let her send it; Tell her, I am arrested in the street,
And that shall bail me: hie thee, slave; be gone. On, officer, to prison till it come.
[Exeunt Merchant, ANGELO, Officer, and ANT. E. Dro. S. To Adriana! that is where we din'd, Where Dowsabel did claim me for her husband: She is too big, I hope, for me to compass. Thither I must, although against my will, For servants must their masters' minds fulfil. [Exit.
Enter ADRIANA and LUCIANA.
Adr. Ah, Luciana, did he tempt thee so? Might'st thou perceive austerely in his eye That he did plead in earnest, yea or no?
Look'd he or red, or pale; or sad, or merrily? What observation mad'st thou in this case, Of his heart's meteors tilting in his face ?
Luc. First, he denied you had in him no right. Adr. He meant, he did me none; the more my spite.
meteors tilting in his face?] Alluding to those meteors in the sky, which have the appearance of lines of armies meeting in the shock.