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Ant. S. There's none but witches do inhabit
And therefore 'tis high time that I were hence.
Ang. I know it well, sir. Lo, here is the chain :
this? Ang. What please yourself, sir; I have made it
Ant. S. Made it for me, sir? I bespoke it not.
Ant. S. I pray you, sir, receive the money now,
Ant. S. What I should think of this, I cannot
tell ; But this I think, there's no man is so vain, That would refuse so fair an offer'd chain. I see, a man here needs not live by shifts, When in the streets he meets such golden gifts. I'll to the mart, and there for Dromio stay; If any ship put out, then straight away. [Exit.
Enter a MERCHANT, ANGELO, and an OFFICER.
Ang. Even just the sum, that I do owe to you,
Enter ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS and DROMIO OF
EPHESUS, from the Courtezan’s.
Off. That labor may you save :
see where he
Ant. E. While I go to the goldsmith's house, go
gone; Buy thou a rope, and bring it home to me. Dro. E. I buy a thousand pound a year! I buy a rope !
[Exit Dromio E. Ant. E. A man is well holp up, that trusts to
you : I promised your presence, and the chain ; But neither chain nor goldsmith came to me : Belike, you thought our love would last too long, If it were chain’d together; and therefore came not.
Ang. Saving your merry humor, here's the note, How much your chain weighs to the utmost carract ; The fineness of the gold, and chargeful fashion ; Which doth amount to three odd ducats more Than I stand debted to this gentleman : I pray you, see him presently discharged, For he is bound to sea, and stays but for it. Ant. E. I am not furnish'd with the present
money; Besides, I have some business in the town. Good signior, take the stranger to my house,
And with you take the chain, and bid my
wife Disburse the sum on the receipt thereof. Perchance, I will be there as soon as you. Ang. Then you will bring the chain to her your
self ? Ant. E. No; bear it with you, lest I come not
time enough. 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,
Ant. E. Good lord, you use this dalliance, to
Your breach of promise to the Porcupine :
patch. Ang. You hear, how he importunes me; the
chainAnt. E. Why, give it to my wife, and fetch your
money. Ang. Come, come, you know, I
now; Either send the chain, or send me by some token. Ant. E. Fie! now you run this humor out of
Come, where's the chain ? I pray you, let me
Mer. My business cannot brook this dalliance : Good sir, say, whe'r 1 you 'll answer me, or no; If not, I 'll leave him to the officer.
Ant. E. I answer you! What should I answer
you? Ang. The
that you owe me for the chain. Ant. E. I owe you none, till I receive the chain. Ang. You know, I
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 ;
Ang. This touches me in reputation :-
this sum for me, Or I attach you by this officer.
Ant. E. Consent to pay thee that I never had ! Arrest me, foolish fellow, if thou darest.
Ang. Here is thy fee; arrest him, officer :
Off. I do arrest you, sir ; you hear the suit.
Ant. E. I do obey thee, till I give thee bail : But, sirrah, you shall buy this sport as dear