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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. off. Away, they'll kill us.
[Exeunt Officer, Adr. and Luc. Ant. S. I see, these witches are afraid of swords. Dro. S. She, that would be your wife, now ran from
you. Ant. S. Come to the Centaur ; fetch our stuff 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. [Excunt.
SCENE 1.-The same.
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 Dromio 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 : Besides 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 :
Ant. S. I think, I had; I never did deny it.
Ant. S. Thou art a villain, to impeach me thus:
Enter ADRIANA, LUCIANA, Courtezan, and Others. Adr. Hold, hurt him not, for God's sake; he is
mad; Some get within him, take his sword away : Bind Dromio too, and bear them to my horse. Dro. S. Run, master, run; for God's side, take a
house. This is some priory ;-In, or we are spoild.
[Exeunt Ant. S. and Dro. S. to the Priory.
Enter the Abbess. Abb. Be quiet, people; Wherefore throng you hither?
Adr. To fetch my poor distracted husband hence:
Ang. I knew, he was not in his perfect wits.
Abb. How long hath this possession held the man?
Adr. This week he hath been heavy, sour, sad,
Abb. Hath he not lost much wealth by wreck at sea ?
Adr. To none of these, except it be the last :
Abb. You should for that have reprehended him.
of our conference :
Abb. And thereof came it, that the man was mad :
Luc. She never reprehended him but mildly,
Adr. She did betray me to my own reproof.-
Abb. No, not a creature enters in my house.
Abb. Neither; he took this place for sanctuary,
Adr. I will attend my husband, be his nurse,
Abb. Be patient; for I will not let him stir,