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Straight after did I meet him with a chain.
Adr. It may be so, but I did never see it. Come, jailer, bring me where the goldsmith is ; I long to know the truth hereof at large.
Enter ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE, with his rapier
drawn, and DROMIO OF SYRACUSE. Luc. God, for thy mercy! they are loose again. Adr. And come with naked swords : let's call
more help, To have them bound again. Of
Away; they 'll kill us.
[Exeunt Officer, Adr. and Luc. Ant. S. I see, these witches are afraid of swords. Dro. $. She, that would be your wife, now ran
Ant. S. Come to the Centaur ; fetch our stuff 1
from thence : I long, that we were safe and sound aboard.
Dro. S. Faith, stay here this night: they will surely do us no harm; you saw, they speak us fair, give us gold: methinks, they are such a gentle nation, that but for the mountain of mad flesh that claims marriage of me, I could find in my heart to stay here still, and turn witch.
Ant. S. I will not stay to-night for all the town; Therefore away, to get our stuff aboard. [Exeunt.
The same. Before an abbey.
Enter MERCHANT and ANGELO. Ang. I am sorry, sir, that I have hinder'd
you; But, I protest, he had the chain of me, Though most dishonestly he doth deny it.
Mer. How is the man esteem'd here in the city ?
Ang. Of very reverent reputation, sir;
Mer. Speak softly : yonder, as I think, he walks.
Enter ANTIPHOLUS and DRCMIO OF SYRACUSE.
Ang. 'Tis so; and that self chain about his neck, Which he forswore, most monstrously, to have. Good sir, draw near to me, I'll speak to him. Signior Antipholus, I wonder much That you would put me to this shame and trouble ; And, not without some scandal to yourself, With circumstance, and oaths, so to deny This chain, which now you wear so openly : Beside the charge, the shame, imprisonment, You have done wrong to this my honest friend; Who, but for staying on our controversy, Had hoisted sail, and put to sea to-day.
This chain you had of me; can you deny it?
Ant. S. I think, I had ; I never did deny it.
Ant. S. Thou art a villain, to impeach me thus : I 'll prove
mine honor and mine honesty Against thee presently, if thou darest stand. Mer. I dare, and do defy thee for a villain.
Enter ADRIANA, LUCIANA, COURTEZAN, and others.
Adr. Hold, hurt him not, for God's sake; he is
mad :Some get within him,1 take his sword away : Bind Dromio too, and bear them to my house. Dro. S. Run, master, run; for God's sake, take
a house.? This is some priory.—In, or we are spoil’d.
[Exeunt Ant. S. and Dro. S. to the abbey.
Abb. Be quiet, people. Wherefore throng you
Close, grapple with him.
2 Go into a house.
Adr. To fetch my poor distracted husband hence.
Ang. I knew, he was not in his perfect wits.
Abb. Hath he not lost much wealth by wreck of
Buried some dear friend ? Hath not else his eye
Adr. To none of these, except it be the last ; Namely, some love, that drew him oft from home.
Abb. You should for that have reprehended him.
Ay, but not rough enough.
And in assemblies too.
In bed, he slept not for my urging it;
Abb. And thereof came it that the man was mad.
braidings : Unquiet meals make ill digestions, Thereof the raging fire of fever bred ; And what's a fever but a fit of madness ? Thou say'st, his sports were hinder’d by thy brawls : Sweet recreation barr'd, what doth ensue, But moody and dull melancholy, Kinsman to grim and comfortless despair ; And, at their heels, a huge infectious troop Of pale distemperatures, and foes to life? In food, in sport, and life-preserving rest To be disturb’d, would mad or man or beast : The consequence is then, thy jealous fits Have scared thy husband from the use of wits.
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.