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Come, sister; I am press'd down with conceit; 1
Conceit, my comfort, and my injury. [Exeunt.
Enter ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE.
Ant. S. There's not a man I meet, but doth
Enter DROMIO OF SYRACUSE.
Dro. S. Master, here's the gold you sent me for. What, have you got rid of the picture of old Adam new appareled? Ant. S. What gold is this? what Adam dost thou
į Fanciful conceptions.
Dro. S. Not that Adam that kept the paradise
, .but that Adam that keeps the prison; he that goes in the calf's skin that was killed for the prodigal: he that came behind you, sir, like an evil angel, and bid you forsake your liberty.
Ant. S. I understand thee not.
Dro. S. No? why, 'tis a plain case : he that went like a bass-viol, in a case of leather; the man, sir, that, when gentlemen are tired, gives them a fob, and 'rests them ; he, sir, that takes pity on decayed men, and gives them suits of durance; he that sets up his rest 1 to do more exploits with his mace, than a morris-pike.
Ant. S. What! thou meanest an officer ?
Dro. S. Ay, sir, the serjeant of the band; he, that brings any man to answer it, that breaks his band; one that thinks a man always going to bed, and says, 'God give you good rest.'
Ant. S. Well, sir, there rest in your foolery. Is there any ship puts forth to-night ? may we be gone
Dro. S. Why, sir, I brought you word an hour since, that the bark Expedition put forth to-night; and then were you hindered by the serjeant, to tarry for the hoy Delay. Here are the angels that you sent for, to deliver you.
1 Is firmly resolved : a phrase taken from military exercise.' -Malone.
2 “A morris-pike was a pike used in a morris, or military dance.'-Johnson.
Ant. S. The fellow is distract, and so am I;
you have found the goldsmith now. Is that the chain, you promised me to-day? Ant. S. Satan, avoid! I charge thee, tempt me
not! Dro. S. Master, is this mistress Satan? Ant. S. It is the devil.
Dro. S. Nay, she is worse, she is the devil's dam; and here she comes in the habit of a light wench; and thereof comes, that the wenches say, “God damn me,' that 's as much as to say, 'God make me a light wench. It is written, they appear to men like angels of light: light is an effect of fire, and fire will burn; ergo, light wenches will burn. Come not near her. Cour. Your man and you are marvellous merry,
sir. Will you go with me? We'll mend our dinner
here. Dro. S. Master, if you do, expect spoon-meat, or bespeak a long spoon.
Ant. S. Why, Dromio ?
Dro. S. Marry, he must have a long spoon, that must eat with the devil. Ant. S. Avoid then, fiend! What tell’st thou me
Thou art, as you all are, a sorceress :
nail, A rush, a hair, a drop of blood, a pin, A nut, a cherry-stone ; but she, more covetous, Would have a chain. Master, be wise ; and if you give it her, The devil will shake her chain, and fright us with it.
Cour. I pray you, sir, my ring, or else the chain. I hope, you do not mean to cheat me so.
Ant. S. Avaunt, thou witch! Come, Dromio, let
Dro. S. Fly, pride, says the peacock. Mistress,
[Exeunt Ant. S. and Dro. S.
My way is now, to hie home to his house,
Enter ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS and an OFFICER.
Enter DROMIO OF EPHESUS with a rope's end. Here comes my man: I think, he brings the money. sir ? have
for Dro. E. Here's that, I warrant you, will pay them
all.1 Ant. E. But where's the money. Dro. E. Why, sir, I gave
money Ant. E. Five hundred ducats, villain, for a rope ?
for the rope.
i Correct them all.