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Speak, old Ægeon, if thou be'st the man
That had'ft a wife once call'd Emilia,
That bore thee at a burden two fair fons :
O, if thou be'st the fame Ægeon, speak,
And speak unto the fame Emilia !

EGE. If I dream not, thou art Æmilia; If thou art fhe, tell me, where is that fon That floated with thee on the fatal raft?

ABB. By men of Epidamnum, he, and I,
And the twin Dromio, all were taken up;
But, by and by, rude fishermen of Corinth
By force took Dromio, and my fon from them,
And me they left with thofe of Epidamnum :
What then became of them, I cannot tell;
I, to this fortune that you see me in.

DUKE. Why, here begins his morning ftory right:
These two Antipholus's, these two so like,
And these two Dromio's, one in femblance,-
Befides her urging of her wreck at sea,—
These are the parents to these children,
Which accidentally are met together.
Antipholus, thou cam'ft from Corinth first.

ANT. S. No, fir, not I; I came from Syracufe.
DUKE. Stay, ftand apart; I know not which is which.
ANT. E. I came from Corinth, my moft gracious lord.
DRO. E. And I with him.

ANT. E. Brought to this town by that moft famous


Duke Menaphon, your most renowned uncle.

ADR. Which of you two did dine with me to-day?

ANT. S. I gentle mistress.

ADR. And are not you my husband?

ANT. E. No, I fay nay to that.



ANT. S. And fo do I, yet did she call me so;
And this fair gentlewoman, her fifter here,
Did call me brother:-What I told
you then,
I hope, I fhall have leifure to make good;
If this be not a dream, I fee, and hear.

ANG. That is the chain, fir, which you had of me.
ANT. S. I think it be, fir; I deny it not.

ANT. E. And you, fir, for this chain arrested me.
ANG. I think I did, fir; I deny it not.
ADR. I fent you money, fir, to be your bail,
By Dromio; but I think he brought it not.

DRO. E. No, none by me.

ANT. S. This purse of ducats I receiv'd from you,
And Dromio my man did bring them me:
I fee, we ftill did meet each other's man,
And I was ta'en for him, and he for me,
And thereupon these Errors are arose.

ANT. E. These ducats pawn I for my father here.
DUKE. It fhall not need, thy father hath his life.
COUR. Sir, I must have that diamond from you.
ANT. E. There, take it; and much thanks for my
good cheer.

ABB. Renowned duke, vouchsafe to take the pains go with us into the abbey here,


And hear at large difcourfed all our fortunes :-
And all that are assembled in this place,
That by this fympathized one day's error
Have fuffer'd wrong, go, keep us company,
And we fhall make full fatisfaction.-
Twenty-five years have I but gone in travail
Of you, my fons; nor, till this present hour,
My heavy burdens are delivered :-
The duke, my husband, and my children both,



the calendars of their nativity, Go to a goffip's feast, and go with me; After fo long grief, fuch nativity!

DUKE. With all my heart, I'll goffip at this feast. GEON, COURTEZAN, MER


CHANT, ANGELO, and Attendants.

DRO. S. Mafter, fhall I fetch your ftuff from shipboard? ANT. E. Dromio, what stuff of mine haft thou embark'd?

DRO. S. Your goods, that lay at hoft, fir, in the Centaur. ANT. S. He fpeaks to me; I am your mafter, Dromio; Come, go with us; we'll look to that anon : Embrace thy brother there, rejoice with him. [Exeunt ANT. S. and E. ADR. and Luc. DRO. S. There is a fat friend at your mafter's house, That kitchen'd me for you to-day at dinner; She now shall be my fifter, not my wife.

DRO. E. Methinks, you are my glafs, and not my brother:

I fee by you, I am a fweet-faced youth.
Will you walk in to see their goffiping?

DRO. S. Not I, fir; you are my elder.

DRO. E. That's a queftion: how fhall we try it?

DRO. S. We will draw cuts for the senior: till then, lead thou first.

DRO. E. Nay, then thus:

We came into the world, like brother and brother; And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.



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