The Comedy of Errors
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Enter Antipholus of Ephesus, his man Dromio, AngeloEnter Antipholus of Ephesus, his man Dromio, Angelo CE III.i.1.1
the Goldsmith, and Balthaser the Merchant.the goldsmith, and Balthasar the merchant CE III.i.1.2
E.Anti.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Good signior Angelo you must excuse vs all, Good Signior Angelo, you must excuse us all. CE III.i.1
My wife is shrewish when I keepe not howres; My wife is shrewish when I keep not hours.hour (n.)
old form: howres
(plural) fixed time, timetable
CE III.i.2
Say that I lingerd with you at your shop Say that I lingered with you at your shop CE III.i.3
To see the making of her Carkanet, To see the making of her carcanet,carcanet (n.)
old form: Carkanet
jewelled necklace
CE III.i.4
And that to morrow you will bring it home. And that tomorrow you will bring it home. CE III.i.5
But here's a villaine that would face me downe But here's a villain that would face me downface down (v.)
old form: downe
confront with impudence, persist in contradicting
CE III.i.6
He met me on the Mart, and that I beat him, He met me on the mart, and that I beat him,mart (n.)marketCE III.i.7
And charg'd him with a thousand markes in gold, And charged him with a thousand marks in gold,charge (v.)
old form: charg'd
entrust, commission, delegate
CE III.i.8
mark (n.)
old form: markes
accounting unit in England (value: two-thirds of a pound)
And that I did denie my wife and house; And that I did deny my wife and house.deny (v.)
old form: denie
disown, disavow, renounce
CE III.i.9
Thou drunkard thou, what didst thou meane by this? Thou drunkard, thou – what didst thou mean by this? CE III.i.10
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
Say what you wil sir, but I know what I know, Say what you will, sir, but I know what I know: CE III.i.11
That you beat me at the Mart I haue your hand to show; That you beat me at the mart I have your hand to show. CE III.i.12
If yr skin were parchment, & ye blows you gaue were ink, If the skin were parchment and the blows you gave were ink, CE III.i.13
Your owne hand-writing would tell you what I thinke. Your own handwriting would tell you what I think. CE III.i.14
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
I thinke thou art an asse. I think thou art an ass. CE III.i.15.1
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
Marry so it doth appeare Marry, so it doth appearmarry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryCE III.i.15.2
By the wrongs I suffer, and the blowes I beare, By the wrongs I suffer, and the blows I bear. CE III.i.16
I should kicke being kickt, and being at that passe, I should kick, being kicked, and, being at that pass,pass (n.)
old form: passe
predicament, juncture, critical point
CE III.i.17
You would keepe from my heeles, and beware of an asse. You would keep from my heels, and beware of an ass. CE III.i.18
E.An.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Y'are sad signior Balthazar, pray God our cheer You're sad, Signor Balthasar. Pray God our cheercheer (n.)entertainment, fare, food and drinkCE III.i.19
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
May answer my good will, and your good welcom here. May answer my good will, and your good welcome here.answer (v.)live up to, correspond to, be equal toCE III.i.20
Bal.BALTHASAR 
I hold your dainties cheap sir, & your welcom deer. I hold your dainties cheap, sir, and your welcome dear.dainty (n.)delicacy, choice foodstuffCE III.i.21
E.An.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Oh signior Balthazar, either at flesh or fish, O, Signor Balthasar, either at flesh or fish CE III.i.22
A table full of welcome, makes scarce one dainty dish. A table full of welcome makes scarce one dainty dish.scarce (adv.)scarcely, hardly, barely, only justCE III.i.23
Bal.BALTHASAR 
Good meat sir is cõmon that euery churle affords. Good meat, sir, is common. That every churl affords.churl (n.)
old form: churle
peasant, serf, rustic
CE III.i.24
Anti.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
And welcome more common, for thats nothing but words. And welcome more common, for that's nothing but words. CE III.i.25
Bal.BALTHASAR 
Small cheere and great welcome, makes a merrie feast. Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. CE III.i.26
Anti.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
I, to a niggardly Host, and more sparing guest: Ay, to a niggardly host and more sparing guest. CE III.i.27
But though my cates be meane, take them in good part, But though my cates be mean, take them in good part.mean (adj.)
old form: meane
lowly, humble, poor
CE III.i.28
cates (n.)provisions, food, victuals
Better cheere may you haue, but not with better hart. Better cheer may you have, but not with better heart.cheer (n.)
old form: cheere
entertainment, fare, food and drink
CE III.i.29
But soft, my doore is lockt; goe bid them let vs in. But soft, my door is locked. Go bid them let us in.soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quietCE III.i.30
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
Maud, Briget, Marian, Cisley, Gillian, Ginn. Maud, Bridget, Marian, Cicely, Gillian, Ginn! CE III.i.31
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE  
(within) CE III.i.31
Mome, Malthorse, Capon, Coxcombe, Idiot, Patch, Mome, malthorse, capon, coxcomb, idiot, patch,mome (n.)
old form: Mome
blockhead, fool, dolt
CE III.i.32
malthorse, malt-horse (n./adj.)heavy brewer's horse; so: drudge, idiot
patch (n.)fool, clown; rogue, knave
coxcomb (n.)fool's head, fool, simpleton
capon (n.)castrated cockerel; so: fool, dolt [as term of abuse]
Either get thee from the dore, or sit downe at the hatch: Either get thee from the door or sit down at the hatch.hatch (n.)lower part of a door, half-door, gateCE III.i.33
Dost thou coniure for wenches, that yu calst for such store, Dost thou conjure for wenches, that thou callest for such store,wench (n.)girl, lassCE III.i.34
store (n.)abundance, plenty, surplus, quantity
conjure (v.)
old form: coniure
ask solemnly, entreat earnestly, beseech
conjure (v.)
old form: coniure
engage in magic, cast spells, invoke supernatural aid
When one is one too many, goe get thee from the dore. When one is one too many? Go, get thee from the door. CE III.i.35
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
What patch is made our Porter? my Master stayes in the street. What patch is made our porter? – My master stays in the street.stay (v.)
old form: stayes
wait (for), await
CE III.i.36
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE  
(within) CE III.i.37
Let him walke from whence he came, lest hee catch cold on's feet. Let him walk from whence he came, lest he catch cold on's feet. CE III.i.37
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Who talks within there? hoa, open the dore. Who talks within, there? Hoa, open the door. CE III.i.38
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE  
(within) CE III.i.39.1
Right sir, Ile tell you when, and you'll tell me wherefore. Right, sir, I'll tell you when an you'll tell me wherefore.and, an (conj.)if, whetherCE III.i.39
Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Wherefore? for my dinner: I haue not din'd to day. Wherefore? For my dinner. I have not dined today. CE III.i.40
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE  
(within) CE III.i.41
Nor to day here you must not come againe when you may. Nor today here you must not. Come again when you may. CE III.i.41
Anti.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
What art thou that keep'st mee out from the howse I owe? What art thou that keepest me out from the house I owe?owe (v.)own, possess, haveCE III.i.42
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE  
(within) CE III.i.43.1
The Porter for this time Sir, and my name is Dromio. The porter for this time, sir, and my name is Dromio.time (n.)circumstance, particular occasionCE III.i.43
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
O villaine, thou hast stolne both mine office and my name, O, villain, thou hast stolen both mine office and my name.office (n.)role, position, place, functionCE III.i.44
The one nere got me credit, the other mickle blame: The one ne'er got me credit, the other mickle blame.mickle (adj.)great, much, largeCE III.i.45
If thou hadst beene Dromio to day in my place, If thou hadst been Dromio today in my place, CE III.i.46
Thou wouldst haue chang'd thy face for a name, or thy name for an asse. Thou wouldst have changed thy face for a name, or thy name for an ass. CE III.i.47
Enter Luce.Enter Luce CE III.i.48.1
Luce.LUCE 
What a coile is there Dromio? who are those at the gate? What a coil is there, Dromio! Who are those at the gate?coil (n.)turmoil, disturbance, fussCE III.i.48
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
Let my Master in Luce. Let my master in, Luce. CE III.i.49.1
Luce.LUCE 
Faith no, hee comes too late, Faith, no, he comes too late; CE III.i.49.2
and so tell your Master. And so tell your master. CE III.i.50.1
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
O Lord I must laugh, O Lord, I must laugh. CE III.i.50.2
haue at you with a Prouerbe, / Shall I set in my staffe. Have at you with a proverb: shall I set in my staff?staff, set in one's
old form: staffe
make oneself at home, take up abode
CE III.i.51
Luce.LUCE 
Haue at you with another, that's when? can you tell? Have at you with another. That's‘When? Can you tell?' CE III.i.52
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE  
(within) CE III.i.53
If thy name be called Luce, Luce thou hast answer'd him well. If thy name be called Luce, Luce, thou hast answered him well. CE III.i.53
Anti.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Doe you heare you minion, you'll let vs in I hope? Do you hear, you minion? You'll let us in, I trowminion (n.)hussy, jade, minxCE III.i.54
trow (v.)hope, trust, suppose
Luce.LUCE 
I thought to haue askt you. I thought to have asked you. CE III.i.55.1
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE  
(within) CE III.i.55
And you said no. And you said no. CE III.i.55.2
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
So come helpe, well strooke, there was blow for blow. So, come – help. Well struck! There was blow for blow. CE III.i.56
Anti.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Thou baggage let me in. Thou baggage, let me in. CE III.i.57.1
Luce.LUCE 
Can you tell for whose sake? Can you tell for whose sake? CE III.i.57.2
E.Drom.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
Master, knocke the doore hard. Master, knock the door hard. CE III.i.58.1
Luce.LUCE 
Let him knocke till it ake. Let him knock till it ache. CE III.i.58.2
Anti.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
You'll crie for this minion, if I beat the doore downe. You'll cry for this, minion, if I beat the door down. CE III.i.59
Luce.LUCE 
What needs all that, and a paire of stocks in the towne? What needs all that, and a pair of stocks in the town? CE III.i.60
Enter Adriana.Enter Adriana CE III.i.61.1
Adr.ADRIANA 
Who is that at the doore yt keeps all this noise? Who is that at the door that keeps all this noise?keep (v.)keep up, maintain, carry onCE III.i.61
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE  
(within) CE III.i.62.1
By my troth your towne is troubled with vnruly boies. By my troth, your town is troubled with unruly boys.boy (n.)fellow, rogue, wretchCE III.i.62
troth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]
Anti.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Are you there Wife? you might haue come before. Are you there, wife? You might have come before. CE III.i.63
Adri.ADRIANA 
Your wife sir knaue? go get you from the dore. Your wife, sir knave? Go get you from the door.knave (n.)
old form: knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
CE III.i.64
Exit with Luce CE III.i.64
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
If you went in paine Master, this knaue wold goe sore. If you went in pain, master, this knave would go sore. CE III.i.65
Angelo.ANGELO 
Heere is neither cheere sir, nor welcome, we would faine haue either. Here is neither cheer, sir, nor welcome. We would fain have either.cheer (n.)
old form: cheere
entertainment, fare, food and drink
CE III.i.66
fain (adv.)
old form: faine
gladly, willingly
Baltz.BALTHASAR 
In debating which was best, wee shall part with neither. In debating which was best, we shall part with neither.part (v.)depart [from], leave, quitCE III.i.67
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
They stand at the doore, Master, bid them welcome hither. They stand at the door, master. Bid them welcome hither. CE III.i.68
Anti.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
There is something in the winde, that we cannot get in. There is something in the wind, that we cannot get in. CE III.i.69
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
You would say so Master, if your garments were thin. You would say so, master, if your garments were thin.thin (adj.)flimsy, threadbare, insufficientCE III.i.70
Your cake here is warme within: you stand here in the cold. Your cake here is warm within. You stand here in the cold. CE III.i.71
It would make a man mad as a Bucke to be so bought and sold. It would make a man mad as a buck to be so bought and sold.buy and sell, past form bought and soldbetray, exploit, treat treacherouslyCE III.i.72
Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Go fetch me something, Ile break ope the gate. Go fetch me something. I'll break ope the gate.ope (adj.)openCE III.i.73
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE  
(within) CE III.i.74.1
Breake any breaking here, and Ile breake your knaues pate. Break any breaking here, and I'll break your knave's pate. CE III.i.74
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
A man may breake a word with your sir, and words are but winde: A man may break a word with you, sir, and words are but wind;break (v.)
old form: breake
speak, exchange
CE III.i.75
I and breake it in your face, so he break it not behinde. Ay, and break it in your face, so he break it not behind. CE III.i.76
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE  
(within) CE III.i.77.1
It seemes thou want'st breaking, out vpon thee hinde. It seems thou wantest breaking. Out upon thee, hind!hind (n.)boor, fellow, rustic, peasantCE III.i.77
break (v.)train, discipline, mould
want (v.)require, demand, need
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
Here's too much out vpon thee, I pray thee let me in. Here's too much ‘ Out upon thee.’ I pray thee, let me in. CE III.i.78
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE  
(within) CE III.i.79
I, when fowles haue no feathers, and fish haue no fin. Ay, when fowls have no feathers, and fish have no fin. CE III.i.79
Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Well, Ile breake in: go borrow me a crow. Well, I'll break in. Go borrow me a crow.crow (n.)crowbarCE III.i.80
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
A crow without feather, Master meane you so; A crow without feather, master – mean you so? CE III.i.81
For a fish without a finne, ther's a fowle without a fether, For a fish without a fin, there's a fowl without a feather. –  CE III.i.82
If a crow help vs in sirra, wee'll plucke a crow together. If a crow help us in, sirrah, we'll pluck a crow together.sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]CE III.i.83
crow, pluck a
old form: plucke
settle the quarrel, clear up the matter
Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Go, get thee gon, fetch me an iron Crow. Go, get thee gone. Fetch me an iron crow. CE III.i.84
Balth.BALTHASAR 
Haue patience sir, oh let it not be so, Have patience, sir. O, let it not be so. CE III.i.85
Heerein you warre against your reputation, Herein you war against your reputation, CE III.i.86
And draw within the compasse of suspect And draw within the compass of suspectsuspect (n.)suspicion, mistrust, doubtCE III.i.87
compass (n.)
old form: compasse
range, reach, limit, scope
Th' vnuiolated honor of your wife. The unviolated honour of your wife. CE III.i.88
Once this your long experience of your wisedome, Once this: your long experience of her wisdom, CE III.i.89
Her sober vertue, yeares, and modestie, Her sober virtue, years, and modesty,years (n.)
old form: yeares
maturity, experience [coming through age]
CE III.i.90
Plead on your part some cause to you vnknowne; Plead on her part some cause to you unknown. CE III.i.91
And doubt not sir, but she will well excuse And doubt not, sir, but she will well excuseexcuse (v.)explain, give reasons [for]CE III.i.92
Why at this time the dores are made against you. Why at this time the doors are made against you.make (v.)make fast, shut, closeCE III.i.93
Be rul'd by me, depart in patience, Be ruled by me. Depart in patience, CE III.i.94
And let vs to the Tyger all to dinner, And let us to the Tiger all to dinner, CE III.i.95
And about euening come your selfe alone, And about evening come yourself alone CE III.i.96
To know the reason of this strange restraint: To know the reason of this strange restraint.restraint (n.)prohibition, exclusion, keeping outCE III.i.97
If by strong hand you offer to breake in If by strong hand you offer to break inoffer (v.)attempt, start, try, make a moveCE III.i.98
Now in the stirring passage of the day, Now in the stirring passage of the day,stirring (adj.)busy, bustling, activeCE III.i.99
passage (n.)traffic, passing to and fro, movement of people
A vulgar comment will be made of it; A vulgar comment will be made of it,vulgar (adj.)public, general, commonCE III.i.100
And that supposed by the common rowt And that supposed by the common routsuppose (v.)presume to be true, believe to be a factCE III.i.101
rout (n.)
old form: rowt
rabble, mob, disorderly crowd
Against your yet vngalled estimation, Against your yet ungalled estimationestimation (n.)esteem, respect, reputationCE III.i.102
ungalled (adj.)
old form: vngalled
uninjured, unharmed, unhurt
That may with foule intrusion enter in, That may with foul intrusion enter inintrusion (n.)breaking in, forced entryCE III.i.103
And dwell vpon your graue when you are dead; And dwell upon your grave when you are dead. CE III.i.104
For slander liues vpon succession: For slander lives upon succession,succession (n.)transmission, being passed onCE III.i.105
For euer hows'd, where it gets possession. For ever housed where it gets possession. CE III.i.106
Anti.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
You haue preuail'd, I will depart in quiet, You have prevailed. I will depart in quiet, CE III.i.107
And in despight of mirth meane to be merrie: And in despite of mirth mean to be merry.despite of, in (prep.)
old form: despight
in spite of
CE III.i.108
I know a wench of excellent discourse, I know a wench of excellent discourse,wench (n.)girl, lassCE III.i.109
discourse (n.)conversation, talk, chat
Prettie and wittie; wilde, and yet too gentle; Pretty and witty; wild, and yet, too, gentle.wild (adj.)
old form: wilde
wanton, flighty, frivolous
CE III.i.110
There will we dine: this woman that I meane There will we dine. This woman that I mean, CE III.i.111
My wife (but I protest without desert) My wife – but, I protest, without desert – desert, desart (n.)cause, deserving, warrantCE III.i.112
Hath oftentimes vpbraided me withall: Hath oftentimes upbraided me withal.withal (adv.)
old form: withall
with this / it, by this / it
CE III.i.113
To her will we to dinner, get you home To her will we to dinner. (To Angelo) Get you home CE III.i.114
And fetch the chaine, by this I know 'tis made, And fetch the chain. By this, I know, 'tis made. CE III.i.115
Bring it I pray you to the Porpentine, Bring it, I pray you, to the Porpentine, CE III.i.116
For there's the house: That chaine will I bestow For there's the house. That chain will I bestow –  CE III.i.117
(Be it for nothing but to spight my wife) Be it for nothing but to spite my wife –  CE III.i.118
Vpon mine hostesse there, good sir make haste: Upon mine hostess there. Good sir, make haste. CE III.i.119
Since mine owne doores refuse to entertaine me, Since mine own doors refuse to entertain me,entertain (v.)
old form: entertaine
receive, admit, let in
CE III.i.120
Ile knocke else-where, to see if they'll disdaine me. I'll knock elsewhere to see if they'll disdain me. CE III.i.121
Ang.ANGELO 
Ile meet you at that place some houre hence. I'll meet you at that place some hour hence. CE III.i.122
Anti.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Do so, this iest shall cost me some expence. Do so. – This jest shall cost me some expense. CE III.i.123
Exeunt.
Exeunt CE III.i.123
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