The Comedy of Errors
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Enter the Merchant and the Goldsmith.Enter Second Merchant and Angelo the goldsmith CE V.i.1
Gold.ANGELO 
I am sorry Sir that I haue hindred you, I am sorry, sir, that I have hindered you; CE V.i.1
But I protest he had the Chaine of me, But I protest he had the chain of me, CE V.i.2
Though most dishonestly he doth denie it. Though most dishonestly he doth deny it. CE V.i.3
Mar.SECOND MERCHANT 
How is the man esteem'd heere in the Citie? How is the man esteemed here in the city? CE V.i.4
Gold.ANGELO 
Of very reuerent reputation sir, Of very reverend reputation, sir,reverend (adj.)
old form: reuerent
revered, worthy, respected
CE V.i.5
Of credit infinite, highly belou'd, Of credit infinite, highly beloved, CE V.i.6
Second to none that liues heere in the Citie: Second to none that lives here in the city. CE V.i.7
His word might beare my wealth at any time. His word might bear my wealth at any time. CE V.i.8
Mar.SECOND MERCHANT 
Speake softly, yonder as I thinke he walkes. Speak softly. Yonder, as I think, he walks. CE V.i.9
Enter Antipholus and Dromio Enter Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Syracuse CE V.i.10.1
againe.again CE V.i.10.2
Gold.ANGELO 
'Tis so: and that selfe chaine about his necke, 'Tis so; and that self chain about his neckself (adj.)
old form: selfe
same, selfsame, identical, exact
CE V.i.10
Which he forswore most monstrously to haue. Which he forswore most monstrously to have.forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworedeny, repudiate, refuse to admitCE V.i.11
Good sir draw neere to me, Ile speake to him: Good sir, draw near to me. I'll speak to him. CE V.i.12
Signior Antipholus, I wonder much Signor Antipholus, I wonder much CE V.i.13
That you would put me to this shame and trouble, That you would put me to this shame and trouble, CE V.i.14
And not without some scandall to your selfe, And not without some scandal to yourself,scandal (n.)
old form: scandall
shame, discredit, disgrace
CE V.i.15
With circumstance and oaths, so to denie With circumstance and oaths so to denycircumstance (n.)special argument, detailed explanationCE V.i.16
This Chaine, which now you weare so openly. This chain, which now you wear so openly. CE V.i.17
Beside the charge, the shame, imprisonment, Beside the charge, the shame, imprisonment,charge (n.)expense, cost, outlayCE V.i.18
You haue done wrong to this my honest friend, You have done wrong to this my honest friend, CE V.i.19
Who but for staying on our Controuersie, Who, but for staying on our controversy,stay on / upon (v.)wait for, awaitCE V.i.20
Had hoisted saile, and put to sea to day: Had hoisted sail and put to sea today. CE V.i.21
This Chaine you had of me, can you deny it? This chain you had of me. Can you deny it? CE V.i.22
Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE 
I thinke I had, I neuer did deny it. I think I had. I never did deny it. CE V.i.23
Mar.SECOND MERCHANT 
Yes that you did sir, and forswore it too. Yes, that you did, sir, and forswore it, too. CE V.i.24
Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE 
Who heard me to denie it or forsweare it? Who heard me to deny it or forswear it? CE V.i.25
Mar.SECOND MERCHANT 
These eares of mine thou knowst did hear thee: These ears of mine, thou knowest, did hear thee. CE V.i.26
Fie on thee wretch, 'tis pitty that thou liu'st Fie on thee, wretch. 'Tis pity that thou livest CE V.i.27
To walke where any honest men resort. To walk where any honest men resort. CE V.i.28
Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE 
Thou art a Villaine to impeach me thus, Thou art a villain to impeach me thus.impeach (v.)accuse, charge, challengeCE V.i.29
Ile proue mine honor, and mine honestie I'll prove mine honour and mine honesty CE V.i.30
Against thee presently, if thou dar'st stand: Against thee presently, if thou darest stand.presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceCE V.i.31
stand (v.)make a stand, be resolute [on a point]
Mar.SECOND MERCHANT 
I dare and do defie thee for a villaine. I dare, and do defy thee for a villain. CE V.i.32
They draw. They draw CE V.i.33.1
Enter Adriana, Luciana, Courtezan, & others.Enter Adriana, Luciana, the Courtesan, and others CE V.i.33.2
Adr.ADRIANA 
Hold, hurt him not for God sake, he is mad, Hold, hurt him not, for God's sake; he is mad. CE V.i.33
Some get within him, take his sword away: Some get within him, take his sword away.get within (v.)[fencing] get inside the guard of, get within the defences ofCE V.i.34
Binde Dromio too, and beare them to my house. Bind Dromio too, and bear them to my house. CE V.i.35
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE 
Runne master run, for Gods sake take a house, Run, master, run! For God's sake take a house.take (v.)take refuge in, go into, enter [for safety]CE V.i.36
This is some Priorie, in, or we are spoyl'd. This is some priory. In, or we are spoiled.spoil (v.)
old form: spoyl'd
ruin, destroy, bring to an end
CE V.i.37
Exeunt Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of CE V.i.38.1
Enter Ladie Abbesse.Syracuse to the Priory CE V.i.38.2

Enter Æmilia the Lady Abbess CE V.i.38
Ab.ABBESS 
Be quiet people, wherefore throng you hither? Be quiet, people. Wherefore throng you hither? CE V.i.38
Adr.ADRIANA 
To fetch my poore distracted husband hence, To fetch my poor distracted husband hence.distracted (adj.)perplexed, confused, agitatedCE V.i.39
Let vs come in, that we may binde him fast, Let us come in, that we may bind him fast CE V.i.40
And beare him home for his recouerie. And bear him home for his recovery. CE V.i.41
Gold.ANGELO 
I knew he was not in his perfect wits. I knew he was not in his perfect wits. CE V.i.42
Mar.SECOND MERCHANT 
I am sorry now that I did draw on him. I am sorry now that I did draw on him. CE V.i.43
Ab.ABBESS 
How long hath this possession held the man. How long hath this possession held the man? CE V.i.44
Adr.ADRIANA 
This weeke he hath beene heauie, sower sad, This week he hath been heavy, sour, sad,sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemnCE V.i.45
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
And much different from the man he was: And much, much different from the man he was. CE V.i.46
But till this afternoone his passion But till this afternoon his passionpassion (n.)emotional state, mental conditionCE V.i.47
Ne're brake into extremity of rage. Ne'er brake into extremity of rage.rage (n.)madness, insanity, derangementCE V.i.48
Ab.ABBESS 
Hath he not lost much wealth by wrack of sea, Hath he not lost much wealth by wrack of sea?wrack (n.)wreck, loss, shipwreckCE V.i.49
Buried some deere friend, hath not else his eye Buried some dear friend? Hath not else his eyeelse (adv.)elsewhere, in another directionCE V.i.50
Stray'd his affection in vnlawfull loue, Strayed his affection in unlawful love,stray (v.)
old form: Stray'd
lead astray, distract, cause to wander
CE V.i.51
A sinne preuailing much in youthfull men, A sin prevailing much in youthful men, CE V.i.52
Who giue their eies the liberty of gazing. Who give their eyes the liberty of gazing? CE V.i.53
Which of these sorrowes is he subiect too? Which of these sorrows is he subject to? CE V.i.54
Adr.ADRIANA 
To none of these, except it be the last, To none of these except it be the last, CE V.i.55
Namely, some loue that drew him oft from home. Namely some love that drew him oft from home.oft (adv.)oftenCE V.i.56
Ab.ABBESS  
You should for that haue reprehended him. You should for that have reprehended him. CE V.i.57
Adr.ADRIANA 
Why so I did. Why, so I did. CE V.i.58.1
Ab.ABBESS  
I but not rough enough. Ay, but not rough enough. CE V.i.58.2
Adr.ADRIANA 
As roughly as my modestie would let me. As roughly as my modesty would let me. CE V.i.59
Ab.ABBESS 
Haply in priuate. Haply, in private.haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luckCE V.i.60.1
Adr.ADRIANA 
And in assemblies too. And in assemblies, too. CE V.i.60.2
Ab.ABBESS 
I, but not enough. Ay, but not enough. CE V.i.61
Adr.ADRIANA 
It was the copie of our Conference. It was the copy of our conference.conference (n.)conversation, talk, discourseCE V.i.62
copy (n.)
old form: copie
theme, subject, topic
In bed he slept not for my vrging it, In bed he slept not for my urging it. CE V.i.63
At boord he fed not for my vrging it: At board he fed not for my urging it. CE V.i.64
Alone, it was the subiect of my Theame: Alone, it was the subject of my theme; CE V.i.65
In company I often glanced it: In company I often glanced at it.glance at (v.)allude to, refer to, mention in passingCE V.i.66
Still did I tell him, it was vilde and bad. Still did I tell him it was vile and bad.still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyCE V.i.67
Ab.ABBESS 
And thereof came it, that the man was mad. And thereof came it that the man was mad. CE V.i.68
The venome clamors of a iealous woman, The venom clamours of a jealous womanvenom (adj.)
old form: venome
venomous, poisonous, spiteful
CE V.i.69
Poisons more deadly then a mad dogges tooth. Poisons more deadly than a mad dog's tooth. CE V.i.70
It seemes his sleepes were hindred by thy railing, It seems his sleeps were hindered by thy railing,railing (n.)abuse, insulting speech, vilificationCE V.i.71
And thereof comes it that his head is light. And thereof comes it that his head is light. CE V.i.72
Thou saist his meate was sawc'd with thy vpbraidings, Thou sayst his meat was sauced with thy upbraidings. CE V.i.73
Vnquiet meales make ill digestions, Unquiet meals make ill digestions.ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourableCE V.i.74
Thereof the raging fire of feauer bred, Thereof the raging fire of fever bred; CE V.i.75
And what's a Feauer, but a fit of madnesse? And what's a fever but a fit of madness? CE V.i.76
Thou sayest his sports were hindred by thy bralles. Thou sayst his sports were hindered by thy brawls.sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainmentCE V.i.77
Sweet recreation barr'd, what doth ensue Sweet recreation barred, what doth ensue CE V.i.78
But moodie and dull melancholly, But moody and dull melancholy, CE V.i.79
Kinsman to grim and comfortlesse dispaire, Kinsman to grim and comfortless despair, CE V.i.80
And at her heeles a huge infectious troope And at her heels a huge infectious troop CE V.i.81
Of pale distemperatures, and foes to life? Of pale distemperatures and foes to life?distemperature (n.)ailment, disorder, maladyCE V.i.82
In food, in sport, and life-preseruing rest In food, in sport, and life-preserving restsport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainmentCE V.i.83
To be disturb'd, would mad or man, or beast: To be disturbed would mad or man or beast.mad (v.)madden, exasperate, infuriateCE V.i.84
The consequence is then, thy iealous fits The consequence is, then, thy jealous fits CE V.i.85
Hath scar'd thy husband from the vse of wits. Have scared thy husband from the use of wits. CE V.i.86
Luc.LUCIANA 
She neuer reprehended him but mildely, She never reprehended him but mildly, CE V.i.87
When he demean'd himselfe, rough, rude, and wildly,When he demeaned himself rough, rude, and wildly.demean (v.)
old form: demean'd
behave, conduct, comport [oneself]
CE V.i.88
(to Adriana) CE V.i.89
Why beare you these rebukes, and answer not? Why bear you these rebukes, and answer not? CE V.i.89
Adri.ADRIANA 
She did betray me to my owne reproofe, She did betray me to my own reproof.reproof (n.)
old form: reproofe
shame, disgrace, reproach
CE V.i.90
betray (v.)give up, expose, lay open [especially: to punishment]
Good people enter, and lay hold on him. Good people, enter, and lay hold on him. CE V.i.91
Ab.ABBESS 
No, not a creature enters in my house. No, not a creature enters in my house. CE V.i.92
Ad.ADRIANA 
Then let your seruants bring my husband forth Then let your servants bring my husband forth. CE V.i.93
Ab.ABBESS 
Neither: he tooke this place for sanctuary, Neither. He took this place for sanctuary,take (v.)
old form: tooke
take refuge in, go into, enter [for safety]
CE V.i.94
And it shall priuiledge him from your hands, And it shall privilege him from your hands CE V.i.95
Till I haue brought him to his wits againe, Till I have brought him to his wits again, CE V.i.96
Or loose my labour in assaying it. Or lose my labour in assaying it.assay (v.)attempt, try, ventureCE V.i.97
Adr.ADRIANA 
I will attend my husband, be his nurse, I will attend my husband, be his nurse,attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]CE V.i.98
Diet his sicknesse, for it is my Office, Diet his sickness, for it is my office,office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibilityCE V.i.99
And will haue no atturney but my selfe, And will have no attorney but myself.attorney (n.)
old form: atturney
substitute, deputy, agent
CE V.i.100
And therefore let me haue him home with me. And therefore let me have him home with me. CE V.i.101
Ab.ABBESS 
Be patient, for I will not let him stirre, Be patient, for I will not let him stir CE V.i.102
Till I haue vs'd the approoued meanes I haue, Till I have used the approved means I have,approved (adj.)
old form: approoued
tested, tried, established, proven
CE V.i.103
With wholsome sirrups, drugges, and holy prayers With wholesome syrups, drugs, and holy prayers,wholesome (adj.)
old form: wholsome
good, nutritious, fit to eat
CE V.i.104
To make of him a formall man againe: To make of him a formal man again.formal (adj.)
old form: formall
normal, sane, rational
CE V.i.105
It is a branch and parcell of mine oath, It is a branch and parcel of mine oath,parcel (n.)
old form: parcell
part, piece, portion, bit
CE V.i.106
branch (n.)division, section, part [of an argument]
A charitable dutie of my order, A charitable duty of my order. CE V.i.107
Therefore depart, and leaue him heere with me. Therefore depart, and leave him here with me. CE V.i.108
Adr.ADRIANA 
I will not hence, and leaue my husband heere: I will not hence and leave my husband here. CE V.i.109
And ill it doth beseeme your holinesse And ill it doth beseem your holinessill (adj.)evil, wicked, immoralCE V.i.110
beseem (v.)
old form: beseeme
befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
To separate the husband and the wife. To separate the husband and the wife. CE V.i.111
Ab.ABBESS 
Be quiet and depart, thou shalt not haue him. Be quiet, and depart. Thou shalt not have him. CE V.i.112

Exit CE V.i.112
Luc.LUCIANA  
(to Adriana) CE V.i.113
Complaine vnto the Duke of this indignity. Complain unto the Duke of this indignity. CE V.i.113
Adr.ADRIANA 
Come go, I will fall prostrate at his feete, Come, go. I will fall prostrate at his feet, CE V.i.114
And neuer rise vntill my teares and prayers And never rise until my tears and prayers CE V.i.115
Haue won his grace to come in person hither, Have won his grace to come in person hither CE V.i.116
And take perforce my husband from the Abbesse. And take perforce my husband from the Abbess.perforce (adv.)forcibly, by force, violentlyCE V.i.117
Mar.SECOND MERCHANT 
By this I thinke the Diall points at fiue: By this, I think, the dial points at five.dial (n.)
old form: Diall
watch, timepiece, pocket sundial
CE V.i.118
Anon I'me sure the Duke himselfe in person Anon, I'm sure, the Duke himself in personanon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyCE V.i.119
Comes this way to the melancholly vale; Comes this way to the melancholy vale, CE V.i.120
The place of depth, and sorrie execution, The place of death and sorry executionsorry (adj.)
old form: sorrie
sorrowful, painful, sad, pitiable
CE V.i.121
Behinde the ditches of the Abbey heere. Behind the ditches of the abbey here. CE V.i.122
Gold.ANGELO 
Vpon what cause? Upon what cause? CE V.i.123
Mar.SECOND MERCHANT 
To see a reuerent Siracusian Merchant, To see a reverend Syracusian merchant,reverend (adj.)
old form: reuerent
revered, worthy, respected
CE V.i.124
Who put vnluckily into this Bay Who put unluckily into this bay CE V.i.125
Against the Lawes and Statutes of this Towne, Against the laws and statutes of this town, CE V.i.126
Beheaded publikely for his offence. Beheaded publicly for his offence. CE V.i.127
Gold.ANGELO 
See where they come, we wil behold his death See where they come. We will behold his death. CE V.i.128
Luc.LUCIANA 
Kneele to the Duke before he passe the Abbey. Kneel to the Duke before he pass the abbey. CE V.i.129
Enter the Duke of Ephesus, and theEnter Solinus, Duke of Ephesus, and Egeon, the CE V.i.130.1
Merchant of Siracuse bare head, with the Headsman, merchant of Syracuse, barehead, with the Headsman CE V.i.130.2
& other Officersand other officers CE V.i.130.3
Duke.DUKE 
Yet once againe proclaime it publikely, Yet once again proclaim it publicly, CE V.i.130
If any friend will pay the summe for him, If any friend will pay the sum for him, CE V.i.131
He shall not die, so much we tender him. He shall not die, so much we tender him.tender (v.)feel concern for, hold dear, care forCE V.i.132
Adr.ADRIANA 
Iustice most sacred Duke against the Abbesse. Justice, most sacred Duke, against the Abbess!sacred (adj.)revered, respected [as if a holy thing]CE V.i.133
Duke.DUKE 
She is a vertuous and a reuerend Lady, She is a virtuous and a reverend lady.reverend (adj.)
old form: reuerend
revered, worthy, respected
CE V.i.134
It cannot be that she hath done thee wrong. It cannot be that she hath done thee wrong. CE V.i.135
Adr.ADRIANA 
May it please your Grace, Antipholus my husbãd, May it please your grace, Antipholus my husband, CE V.i.136
Who I made Lord of me, and all I had, Who I made lord of me and all I had CE V.i.137
At your important Letters this ill day, At your important letters, this ill dayimportant (adj.)urgent, pressing, demanding, importunateCE V.i.138
ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourable
A most outragious fit of madnesse tooke him: A most outrageous fit of madness took him, CE V.i.139
That desp'rately he hurried through the streete, That desperately he hurried through the street,desperately (adv.)
old form: desp'rately
recklessly, disregarding all risks
CE V.i.140
With him his bondman, all as mad as he, With him his bondman all as mad as he,bondman (n.)bondsman, serf, slaveCE V.i.141
Doing displeasure to the Citizens, Doing displeasure to the citizensdispleasure (n.)injury, wrong, hurtCE V.i.142
By rushing in their houses: bearing thence By rushing in their houses, bearing thence CE V.i.143
Rings, Iewels, any thing his rage did like. Rings, jewels, anything his rage did like.rage (n.)madness, insanity, derangementCE V.i.144
Once did I get him bound, and sent him home, Once did I get him bound, and sent him home CE V.i.145
Whil'st to take order for the wrongs I went, Whilst to take order for the wrongs I went,order, takemake arrangementsCE V.i.146
That heere and there his furie had committed, That here and there his fury had committed. CE V.i.147
Anon I wot not, by what strong escape Anon, I wot not by what strong escape,wot (v.)learn, know, be toldCE V.i.148
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
He broke from those that had the guard of him, He broke from those that had the guard of him,guard (n.)protection, keeping, custodyCE V.i.149
And with his mad attendant and himselfe, And with his mad attendant and himself, CE V.i.150
Each one with irefull passion, with drawne swords Each one with ireful passion, with drawn swordsireful (adj.)
old form: irefull
wrathful, angry, furious
CE V.i.151
passion (n.)fit of anger, feeling of rage
Met vs againe, and madly bent on vs Met us again, and, madly bent on us,bend (v.)turn, direct one's steps, proceedCE V.i.152
Chac'd vs away: till raising of more aide Chased us away; till, raising of more aid, CE V.i.153
We came againe to binde them: then they fled We came again to bind them. Then they fled CE V.i.154
Into this Abbey, whether we pursu'd them, Into this abbey, whither we pursued them, CE V.i.155
And heere the Abbesse shuts the gates on vs, And here the Abbess shuts the gates on us, CE V.i.156
And will not suffer vs to fetch him out, And will not suffer us to fetch him out,suffer (v.)allow, permit, letCE V.i.157
Nor send him forth, that we may beare him hence. Nor send him forth that we may bear him hence. CE V.i.158
Therefore most gracious Duke with thy command, Therefore, most gracious Duke, with thy command CE V.i.159
Let him be brought forth, and borne hence for helpe. Let him be brought forth, and borne hence for help.help (n.)
old form: helpe
treatment, cure, relief
CE V.i.160
Duke.DUKE 
Long since thy husband seru'd me in my wars Long since, thy husband served me in my wars; CE V.i.161
And I to thee ingag'd a Princes word, And I to thee engaged a prince's word,engage (v.)
old form: ingag'd
pledge, give the guarantee of
CE V.i.162
When thou didst make him Master of thy bed, When thou didst make him master of thy bed, CE V.i.163
To do him all the grace and good I could. To do him all the grace and good I could. CE V.i.164
Go some of you, knocke at the Abbey gate, Go, some of you, knock at the abbey gate, CE V.i.165
And bid the Lady Abbesse come to me: And bid the Lady Abbess come to me. CE V.i.166
I will determine this before I stirre. I will determine this before I stir.determine (v.)make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]CE V.i.167
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messenger CE V.i.168.1

MESSENGER 
Oh Mistris, Mistris, shift and saue your selfe, O mistress, mistress, shift and save yourself!shift (v.)escape, flee, slip [away]CE V.i.168
My Master and his man are both broke loose, My master and his man are both broke loose, CE V.i.169
Beaten the Maids a-row, and bound the Doctor, Beaten the maids a-row, and bound the Doctor,a-row (adv.)one after the other, in successionCE V.i.170
Whose beard they haue sindg'd off with brands of fire, Whose beard they have singed off with brands of fire, CE V.i.171
And euer as it blaz'd, they threw on him And ever as it blazed they threw on him CE V.i.172
Great pailes of puddled myre to quench the haire; Great pails of puddled mire to quench the hair.puddled (adj.)muddily stirred up, filthy, foulCE V.i.173
My Mr preaches patience to him, and the while My master preaches patience to him, and the while CE V.i.174
His man with Cizers nickes him like a foole: His man with scissors nicks him like a fool. CE V.i.175
And sure (vnlesse you send some present helpe) And sure, unless you send some present help, CE V.i.176
Betweene them they will kill the Coniurer. Between them they will kill the conjuror.conjuror, conjurer (n.)
old form: Coniurer
exorcist, sorcerer, raiser of spirits
CE V.i.177
Adr.ADRIANA 
Peace foole, thy Master and his man are here, Peace, fool; thy master and his man are here, CE V.i.178
And that is false thou dost report to vs. And that is false thou dost report to us.false (adj.)wrong, mistakenCE V.i.179
Mess.MESSENGER 
Mistris, vpon my life I tel you true, Mistress, upon my life I tell you true. CE V.i.180
I haue not breath'd almost since I did see it. I have not breathed almost since I did see it. CE V.i.181
He cries for you, and vowes if he can take you, He cries for you, and vows, if he can take you, CE V.i.182
To scorch your face, and to disfigure you: To scorch your face and to disfigure you.scorch (v.)slash with a knife, gashCE V.i.183
Cry within.Cry within CE V.i.184
Harke, harke, I heare him Mistris: flie, be gone. Hark, hark, I hear him, mistress. Fly, be gone! CE V.i.184
Duke.DUKE 
Come stand by me, feare nothing: guard with Halberds. Come, stand by me. Fear nothing. Guard with halberds!halberd (n.)long-handled weapon ending in a combination of axe-blade and spearheadCE V.i.185
Adr.ADRIANA 
Ay me, it is my husband: witnesse you, Ay me, it is my husband. Witness you CE V.i.186
That he is borne about inuisible, That he is borne about invisible. CE V.i.187
Euen now we hous'd him in the Abbey heere. Even now we housed him in the abbey here,house (v.)
old form: hous'd
pursue into a house, drive into a house
CE V.i.188
And now he's there, past thought of humane reason. And now he's there, past thought of human reason. CE V.i.189
Enter Antipholus, and E. Dromio of Ephesus.Enter Antipholus of Ephesus and Dromio of Ephesus CE V.i.190
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Iustice most gracious Duke, oh grant me iustice, Justice, most gracious Duke, O grant me justice, CE V.i.190
Euen for the seruice that long since I did thee, Even for the service that long since I did thee CE V.i.191
When I bestrid thee in the warres, and tooke When I bestrid thee in the wars, and tookbestride (v.)
old form: bestrid
stand over, protect, safeguard
CE V.i.192
Deepe scarres to saue thy life; euen for the blood Deep scars to save thy life. Even for the blood CE V.i.193
That then I lost for thee, now grant me iustice. That then I lost for thee, now grant me justice! CE V.i.194
Mar.Fat.EGEON  
(aside) CE V.i.195.1
Vnlesse the feare of death doth make me dote, Unless the fear of death doth make me dote,dote (v.)become deranged, behave foolishlyCE V.i.195
I see my sonne Antipholus and Dromio. I see my son Antipholus, and Dromio. CE V.i.196
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Iustice (sweet Prince) against yt Woman there: Justice, sweet prince, against that woman there, CE V.i.197
She whom thou gau'st to me to be my wife; She whom thou gavest to me to be my wife; CE V.i.198
That hath abused and dishonored me, That hath abused and dishonoured me CE V.i.199
Euen in the strength and height of iniurie: Even in the strength and height of injury. CE V.i.200
Beyond imagination is the wrong Beyond imagination is the wrong CE V.i.201
That she this day hath shamelesse throwne on me. That she this day hath shameless thrown on me. CE V.i.202
Duke.DUKE 
Discouer how, and thou shalt finde me iust. Discover how, and thou shalt find me just.discover (v.)
old form: Discouer
reveal, show, make known
CE V.i.203
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
This day (great Duke) she shut the doores vpon me, This day, great Duke, she shut the doors upon me CE V.i.204
While she with Harlots feasted in my house. While she with harlots feasted in my house.harlot (n.)prostitute, whoreCE V.i.205
Duke.DUKE 
A greeuous fault: say woman, didst thou so? A grievous fault. Say, woman, didst thou so? CE V.i.206
Adr.ADRIANA 
No my good Lord. My selfe, he, and my sister, No, my good lord. Myself, he, and my sister CE V.i.207
To day did dine together: so befall my soule, Today did dine together. So befall my soulbefall (v.), past forms befallen, befellhappen to, come toCE V.i.208
As this is false he burthens me withall. As this is false he burdens me withal.false (adj.)wrong, mistakenCE V.i.209
burden, burthen (v.)charge, accuse, lay on
Luc.LUCIANA 
Nere may I looke on day, nor sleepe on night, Ne'er may I look on day nor sleep on nighton (prep.)atCE V.i.210
But she tels to your Highnesse simple truth. But she tells to your highness simple truth. CE V.i.211
Gold.ANGELO  
(aside) CE V.i.212.1
O periur'd woman! They are both forsworne, O perjured woman! They are both forsworn.forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworeswear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's wordCE V.i.212
In this the Madman iustly chargeth them. In this the madman justly chargeth them. CE V.i.213
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
My Liege, I am aduised what I say, My liege, I am advised what I say,liege (n.)lord, sovereignCE V.i.214
advise, avise (v.)
old form: aduised
consider, take thought, reflect
Neither disturbed with the effect of Wine, Neither disturbed with the effect of wine CE V.i.215
Nor headie-rash prouoak'd with raging ire, Nor heady-rash provoked with raging ire,heady-rash (adj.)
old form: headie-rash
hasty-headed, full of reckless thoughts
CE V.i.216
Albeit my wrongs might make one wiser mad. Albeit my wrongs might make one wiser mad. CE V.i.217
This woman lock'd me out this day from dinner; This woman locked me out this day from dinner. CE V.i.218
That Goldsmith there, were he not pack'd with her, That goldsmith there, were he not packed with her,packed (adj.)
old form: pack'd
in league, acting as an accomplice
CE V.i.219
Could witnesse it: for he was with me then, Could witness it, for he was with me then,witness (v.)
old form: witnesse
bear witness to, attest, testify to
CE V.i.220
Who parted with me to go fetch a Chaine, Who parted with me to go fetch a chain,part (v.)depart [from], leave, quitCE V.i.221
Promising to bring it to the Porpentine, Promising to bring it to the Porpentine, CE V.i.222
Where Balthasar and I did dine together. Where Balthasar and I did dine together. CE V.i.223
Our dinner done, and he not comming thither, Our dinner done, and he not coming thither, CE V.i.224
I went to seeke him. In the street I met him, I went to seek him. In the street I met him, CE V.i.225
And in his companie that Gentleman. And in his company that gentleman. CE V.i.226
There did this periur'd Goldsmith sweare me downe, There did this perjured goldsmith swear me downswear down (v.)
old form: sweare downe
reduce to silence by swearing, put down by swearing
CE V.i.227
That I this day of him receiu'd the Chaine, That I this day of him received the chain, CE V.i.228
Which God he knowes, I saw not. For the which, Which, God he knows, I saw not. for the which CE V.i.229
He did arrest me with an Officer. He did arrest me with an officer. CE V.i.230
I did obey, and sent my Pesant home I did obey, and sent my peasant homepeasant (n.)
old form: Pesant
servant, fellow, rascal
CE V.i.231
For certaine Duckets: he with none return'd. For certain ducats. He with none returned.ducat (n.)gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countriesCE V.i.232
Then fairely I bespoke the Officer Then fairly I bespoke the officerbespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespokeask, request, entreatCE V.i.233
To go in person with me to my house. To go in person with me to my house. CE V.i.234
By'th' way, we met By the way we met CE V.i.235
my wife, her sister, and a rabble more My wife, her sister, and a rabble more CE V.i.236
Of vilde Confederates: Along with them Of vile confederates. Along with them CE V.i.237
They brought one Pinch, a hungry leane-fac'd Villaine; They brought one Pinch, a hungry, lean-faced villain, CE V.i.238
A meere Anatomie, a Mountebanke, A mere anatomy, a mountebank,mountebank (n.)
old form: Mountebanke
itinerant quack, travelling drug-seller, charlatan
CE V.i.239
mere (adj.)
old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
anatomy (n.)
old form: Anatomie
body, skeleton, skin and bones
A thred-bare Iugler, and a Fortune-teller, A threadbare juggler and a fortune-teller,juggler (n.)
old form: Iugler
sorcerer, conjuror, magician
CE V.i.240
A needy-hollow-ey'd-sharpe-looking-wretch; A needy, hollow-eyed, sharp-looking wretch,sharp-looking (adj.)
old form: sharpe-looking
hungry-looking
CE V.i.241
A liuing dead man. This pernicious slaue, A living dead man. This pernicious slave, CE V.i.242
Forsooth tooke on him as a Coniurer: Forsooth, took on him as a conjuror,take on (v.)
old form: tooke
assume a role, carry on
CE V.i.243
forsooth (adv.)in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
conjuror, conjurer (n.)
old form: Coniurer
exorcist, sorcerer, raiser of spirits
And gazing in mine eyes, feeling my pulse, And gazing in mine eyes, feeling my pulse, CE V.i.244
And with no-face (as 'twere) out-facing me, And with no face, as 'twere, outfacing me, CE V.i.245
Cries out, I was possest. Then altogether Cries out I was possessed. Then all togetherpossessed (adj.)
old form: possest
mad, crazy, under demonic control
CE V.i.246
They fell vpon me, bound me, bore me thence, They fell upon me, bound me, bore me thence, CE V.i.247
And in a darke and dankish vault at home And in a dark and dankish vault at homedankish (adj.)dank, damp, humidCE V.i.248
There left me and my man, both bound together, There left me and my man, both bound together, CE V.i.249
Till gnawing with my teeth my bonds in sunder, Till, gnawing with my teeth my bonds in sunder,sunder, inasunder, apart, into piecesCE V.i.250
I gain'd my freedome; and immediately I gained my freedom, and immediately CE V.i.251
Ran hether to your Grace, whom I beseech Ran hither to your grace, whom I beseech CE V.i.252
To giue me ample satisfaction To give me ample satisfaction CE V.i.253
For these deepe shames, and great indignities. For these deep shames and great indignities. CE V.i.254
Gold.ANGELO 
My Lord, in truth, thus far I witnes with him: My lord, in truth, thus far I witness with him: CE V.i.255
That he din'd not at home, but was lock'd out. That he dined not at home, but was locked out. CE V.i.256
Duke.DUKE 
But had he such a Chaine of thee, or no? But had he such a chain of thee, or no? CE V.i.257
Gold.ANGELO 
He had my Lord, and when he ran in heere, He had, my lord, and when he ran in here CE V.i.258
These people saw the Chaine about his necke. These people saw the chain about his neck. CE V.i.259
Mar.SECOND MERCHANT  
(to Antipholus of Ephesus) CE V.i.260
Besides, I will be sworne these eares of mine, Besides, I will be sworn these ears of mine CE V.i.260
Heard you confesse you had the Chaine of him, Heard you confess you had the chain of him CE V.i.261
After you first forswore it on the Mart, After you first forswore it on the mart,forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworedeny, repudiate, refuse to admitCE V.i.262
And thereupon I drew my sword on you: And thereupon I drew my sword on you; CE V.i.263
And then you fled into this Abbey heere, And then you fled into this abbey here, CE V.i.264
From whence I thinke you are come by Miracle. From whence I think you are come by miracle. CE V.i.265
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
I neuer came within these Abbey wals, I never came within these abbey walls, CE V.i.266
Nor euer didst thou draw thy sword on me: Nor ever didst thou draw thy sword on me. CE V.i.267
I neuer saw the Chaine, so helpe me heauen: I never saw the chain, so help me heaven, CE V.i.268
And this is false you burthen me withall. And this is false you burden me withal. CE V.i.269
Duke.DUKE 
Why what an intricate impeach is this? Why, what an intricate impeach is this!impeach (n.)charge, accusation, indictmentCE V.i.270
I thinke you all haue drunke of Circes cup: I think you all have drunk of Circe's cup.Circe (n.)[pron: 'ser'see] enchantress who detained Odysseus and his followers on the isle of Aeaea, transforming his’ men into swine with a magic drinkCE V.i.271
If heere you hous'd him, heere he would haue bin. If here you housed him, here he would have been.house (v.)
old form: hous'd
pursue into a house, drive into a house
CE V.i.272
If he were mad, he would not pleade so coldly: If he were mad, he would not plead so coldly.coldly (adv.)calmly, coolly, objectively, rationallyCE V.i.273
(to Adriana) CE V.i.274
You say he din'd at home, the Goldsmith heere You say he dined at home. The goldsmith here CE V.i.274
Denies that saying. Sirra, what say you? Denies that saying. (to Dromio of Ephesus) Sirrah, what say you?sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]CE V.i.275
 

DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
Sir he din'de with her there, at the Porpen-tine. Sir, he dined with her there at the Porpentine. CE V.i.276
Cur.COURTESAN 
He did, and from my finger snacht that Ring. He did, and from my finger snatched that ring. CE V.i.277
E.Anti.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Tis true (my Liege) this Ring I had of her. 'Tis true, my liege, this ring I had of her. CE V.i.278
Duke.DUKE 
Saw'st thou him enter at the Abbey heere? Sawest thou him enter at the abbey here? CE V.i.279
Curt.COURTESAN 
As sure (my Liege) as I do see your Grace. As sure, my liege, as I do see your grace. CE V.i.280
Duke.DUKE 
Why this is straunge: Go call the Abbesse hither. Why, this is strange. Go call the Abbesss hither. CE V.i.281
I thinke you are all mated, or starke mad. I think you are all mated, or stark mad.mated (adj.)bewildered, confusedCE V.i.282
Exit one to the Abbesse.Exit one to the Abbess CE V.i.282
Fa.EGEON 
Most mighty Duke, vouchsafe me speak a word: Most mighty Duke, vouchsafe me speak a word.vouchsafe (v.)allow, permit, grantCE V.i.283
Haply I see a friend will saue my life, Haply I see a friend will save my lifehaply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luckCE V.i.284
And pay the sum that may deliuer me. And pay the sum that may deliver me. CE V.i.285
Duke.DUKE 
Speake freely Siracusian what thou wilt. Speak freely, Syracusian, what thou wilt. CE V.i.286
Fath.EGEON 
Is not your name sir call'd Antipholus? Is not your name, sir, called Antipholus? CE V.i.287
And is not that your bondman Dromio? And is not that your bondman Dromio?bondman (n.)bondsman, serf, slaveCE V.i.288
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
Within this houre I was his bondman sir, Within this hour I was his bondman, sir,bondman (n.)bondsman, serf, slaveCE V.i.289
But he I thanke him gnaw'd in two my cords, But he, I thank him, gnawed in two my cords. CE V.i.290
Now am I Dromio, and his man, vnbound. Now am I Dromio, and his man, unbound. CE V.i.291
Fath.EGEON 
I am sure you both of you remember me. I am sure you both of you remember me. CE V.i.292
Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
Our selues we do remember sir by you: Ourselves we do remember, sir, by you, CE V.i.293
For lately we were bound as you are now. For lately we were bound as you are now. CE V.i.294
You are not Pinches patient, are you sir? You are not Pinch's patient, are you, sir? CE V.i.295
Father.EGEON 
Why looke you strange on me? you know me well. Why look you strange on me? You know me well.strange (adv.)without recognition, as if a strangerCE V.i.296
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
I neuer saw you in my life till now. I never saw you in my life till now. CE V.i.297
Fa.EGEON 
Oh! griefe hath chang'd me since you saw me last, O, grief hath changed me since you saw me last, CE V.i.298
And carefull houres with times deformed hand, And careful hours with time's deformed handdeformed (adj.)deforming, disfiguring; or: deformed, disfiguredCE V.i.299
careful (adj.)
old form: carefull
anxious, concerned, worried
Haue written strange defeatures in my face: Have written strange defeatures in my face.defeature (n.)disfigurement, defacement, loss of beautyCE V.i.300
But tell me yet, dost thou not know my voice? But tell me yet, dost thou not know my voice? CE V.i.301
Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Neither. Neither. CE V.i.302
Fat.EGEON 
Dromio, nor thou? Dromio, nor thou? CE V.i.303
Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
No trust me sir, nor I. No, trust me, sir, nor I. CE V.i.304.1
Fa.EGEON 
I am sure thou dost? I am sure thou dost. CE V.i.304.2
E.Dromio.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
I sir, but I am sure I do not, Ay, sir, but I am sure I do not, CE V.i.305
and whatsoeuer a man denies, you are now bound to and whatsoever a man denies you are now bound to CE V.i.306
beleeue him. believe him. CE V.i.307
Fath.EGEON 
Not know my voice, oh times extremity Not know my voice? O time's extremity,extremity (n.)utmost severity, extreme intensity, hardshipCE V.i.308
Hast thou so crack'd and splitted my poore tongue Hast thou so cracked and splitted my poor tongue CE V.i.309
In seuen short yeares, that heere my onely sonne In seven short years that here my only son CE V.i.310
Knowes not my feeble key of vntun'd cares? Knows not my feeble key of untuned cares? CE V.i.311
Though now this grained face of mine be hid Though now this grained face of mine be hidgrained (adj.)furrowed, lined, wrinkledCE V.i.312
In sap-consuming Winters drizled snow, In sap-consuming winteres drizzled snow, CE V.i.313
And all the Conduits of my blood froze vp: And all the conduits of my blood froze up,conduit (n.)channel, passage, veinCE V.i.314
Yet hath my night of life some memorie: Yet hath my night of life some memory, CE V.i.315
My wasting lampes some fading glimmer left; My wasting lamps some fading glimmer left,lamp (n.)
old form: lampes
eye
CE V.i.316
My dull deafe eares a little vse to heare: My dull deaf ears a little use to hear.dull (adj.)insensitive, incapable of sensationCE V.i.317
All these old witnesses, I cannot erre. All these old witnesses, I cannot err, CE V.i.318
Tell me, thou art my sonne Antipholus. Tell me thou art my son Antipholus. CE V.i.319
Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
I neuer saw my Father in my life. I never saw my father in my life. CE V.i.320
Fa.EGEON 
But seuen yeares since, in Siracusa boy But seven years since, in Syracusa, boy, CE V.i.321
Thou know'st we parted, but perhaps my sonne, Thou knowest we parted. But perhaps, my son, CE V.i.322
Thou sham'st to acknowledge me in miserie. Thou shamest to acknowledge me in misery. CE V.i.323
Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
The Duke, and all that know me in the City, The Duke and all that know me in the city CE V.i.324
Can witnesse with me that it is not so. Can witness with me that it is not so. CE V.i.325
I ne're saw Siracusa in my life. I ne'er saw Syracusa in my life. CE V.i.326
Duke.DUKE 
I tell thee Siracusian, twentie yeares I tell thee, Syracusian, twenty years CE V.i.327
Haue I bin Patron to Antipholus, Have I been patron to Antipholus, CE V.i.328
During which time, he ne're saw Siracusa: During which time he ne'er saw Syracusa. CE V.i.329
I see thy age and dangers make thee dote. I see thy age and dangers make thee dote.dote (v.)become deranged, behave foolishlyCE V.i.330
Enter the Abbesse with Antipholus Siracusa,Enter Æmilia, the Abbess, with Antipholus of CE V.i.331.1
and Dromio SirSyracuse and Dromio of Syracuse CE V.i.331.2
Abbesse.ABBESS 
Most mightie Duke, behold a man much wrong'd. Most mighty Duke, behold a man much wronged. CE V.i.331
All gather to see them.All gather to see them CE V.i.332
Adr.ADRIANA 
I see two husbands, or mine eyes deceiue me. I see two husbands, or mine eyes deceive me. CE V.i.332
Duke.DUKE 
One of these men is genius to the other: One of these men is genius to the other;genius (n.)alter ego, second selfCE V.i.333
And so of these, which is the naturall man, And so, of these, which is the natural man, CE V.i.334
And which the spirit? Who deciphers them? And which the spirit? Who deciphers them?decipher (v.)distinguish, make outCE V.i.335
S.Dromio.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE 
I Sir am Dromio, command him away. I, sir, am Dromio. Command him away. CE V.i.336
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
I Sir am Dromio, pray let me stay. I, sir, am Dromio. Pray let me stay. CE V.i.337
S.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE 
Egeon art thou not? or else his ghost. Egeon art thou not? or else his ghost. CE V.i.338
S.Drom.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE 
Oh my olde Master, who hath bound him heere? O, my old master – who hath bound him here? CE V.i.339
Abb.ABBESS 
Who euer bound him, I will lose his bonds, Whoever bound him, I will loose his bonds, CE V.i.340
And gaine a husband by his libertie: And gain a husband by his liberty. CE V.i.341
Speake olde Egeon, if thou bee'st the man Speak, old Egeon, if thou beest the man CE V.i.342
That hadst a wife once call'd Aemilia, That hadst a wife once called Æmilia, CE V.i.343
That bore thee at a burthen two faire sonnes? That bore thee at a burden two fair sons.burden, burthen (n.)
old form: burthen
birth, state of pregnancy
CE V.i.344
Oh if thou bee'st the same Egeon, speake: O, if thou beest the same Egeon, speak, CE V.i.345
And speake vnto the same Aemilia. And speak unto the same Æmilia. CE V.i.346
Duke.DUKE 
Why heere begins his Morning storie right: Why, here begins his morning story right.right (adv.)just, preciselyCE V.i.347
These two Antipholus, these two so like, These two Antipholuses', these two so like,like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equalCE V.i.348
And these two Dromio's, one in semblance: And these two Dromios, one in semblance,semblance (n.)appearance, outward showCE V.i.349
Besides her vrging of her wracke at sea, Besides her urging of her wrack at sea – wrack (n.)
old form: wracke
wreck, loss, shipwreck
CE V.i.350
urging (n.)
old form: vrging
pressing on the attention, bringing forward
These are the parents to these children, These are the parents to these children, CE V.i.351
Which accidentally are met together. Which accidentally are met together. CE V.i.352
Fa.EGEON 
If I dreame not, thou art Aemilia, If I dream not, thou art Æmilia. CE V.i.353
If thou art she, tell me, where is that sonne If thou art she, tell me, where is that son CE V.i.354
That floated with thee on the fatall rafte. That floated with thee on the fatal raft? CE V.i.355
Abb.AEMELIA 
By men of Epidamium, he, and I, By men of Epidamnum he and IEpidamnum (n.)[pron: epi'damnum] town on the coast of Illyricum (Dalmatia), Adriatic SeaCE V.i.356
And the twin Dromio, all were taken vp; And the twin Dromio all were taken up. CE V.i.357
But by and by, rude Fishermen of Corinth But by and by rude fishermen of Corinthrude (adj.)violent, harsh, unkindCE V.i.358
Corinth (n.)Greek city-state; on an isthmus separating the Adriatic and the Aegean
By force tooke Dromio, and my sonne from them, By force took Dromio and my son from them, CE V.i.359
And me they left with those of Epidamium. And me they left with those of Epidamnum. CE V.i.360
What then became of them, I cannot tell: What then became of them I cannot tell. CE V.i.361
I, to this fortune that you see mee in. I, to this fortune that you see me in. CE V.i.362
Duke.DUKE  
(to Antipholus of Syracuse) CE V.i.363
Antipholus thou cam'st from Corinth first. Antipholus, thou camest from Corinth first. CE V.i.363
S.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE 
No sir, not I, I came from Siracuse. No, sir, not I. I came from Syracuse. CE V.i.364
Duke.DUKE 
Stay, stand apart, I know not which is which. Stay, stand apart. I know not which is which. CE V.i.365
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
I came from Corinth my most gracious Lord I came from Corinth, my most gracious lord. CE V.i.366
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
And I with him. And I with him. CE V.i.367
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Brought to this Town by that most famous Warriour, Brought to this town by that most famous warrior CE V.i.368
Duke Menaphon your most renowned Vnckle. Duke Menaphon, your most renowned uncle. CE V.i.369
Adr.ADRIANA 
Which of you two did dine with me to day? Which of you two did dine with me today? CE V.i.370
S.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE 
I, gentle Mistris. I, gentle mistress.gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindCE V.i.371.1
Adr.ADRIANA 
And are not you my husband? And are not you my husband? CE V.i.371.2
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
No, I say nay to that. No, I say nay to that. CE V.i.372
S.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE 
And so do I, yet did she call me so: And so do I. Yet did she call me so, CE V.i.373
And this faire Gentlewoman her sister heere And this fair gentlewoman, her sister here, CE V.i.374
(To Luciana) CE V.i.376.1
Did call me brother. What I told you then, Did call me brother. (To Luciana) What I told you then CE V.i.375
I hope I shall haue leisure to make good, I hope I shall have leisure to make good,leisure (n.)opportunity, moment, available timeCE V.i.376
If this be not a dreame I see and heare. If this be not a dream I see and hear. CE V.i.377
Goldsmith.ANGELO 
That is the Chaine sir, which you had of mee. That is the chain, sir, which you had of me. CE V.i.378
S.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE 
I thinke it be sir, I denie it not. I think it be, sir. I deny it not. CE V.i.379
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
And you sir for this Chaine arrested me. And you, sir, for this chain arrested me. CE V.i.380
Gold.ANGELO 
I thinke I did sir, I deny it not. I think I did, sir. I deny it not. CE V.i.381
Adr.ADRIANA  
(to Antipholus of Ephesus) CE V.i.382
I sent you monie sir to be your baile I sent you money, sir, to be your bail CE V.i.382
By Dromio, but I thinke he brought it not. By Dromio, but I think he brought it not. CE V.i.383
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
No, none by me. No, none by me. CE V.i.384
S.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE 
This purse of Duckets I receiu'd from you, This purse of ducats I received from you, CE V.i.385
And Dromio my man did bring them me: And Dromio my man did bring them me. CE V.i.386
I see we still did meete each others man, I see we still did meet each other's man,still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyCE V.i.387
And I was tane for him, and he for me, And I was ta'en for him, and he for me, CE V.i.388
And thereupon these errors are arose. And thereupon these errors are arose. CE V.i.389
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
These Duckets pawne I for my father heere. These ducats pawn I for my father here. CE V.i.390
Duke.DUKE 
It shall not neede, thy father hath his life. It shall not need. Thy father hath his life. CE V.i.391
Cur.COURTESAN 
Sir I must haue that Diamond from you. Sir, I must have that diamond from you. CE V.i.392
E.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
There take it, and much thanks for my good cheere. There, take it, and much thanks for my good cheer.cheer (n.)
old form: cheere
entertainment, fare, food and drink
CE V.i.393
Abb.AEMELIA 
Renowned Duke, vouchsafe to take the paines Renowned Duke, vouchsafe to take the pains CE V.i.394
To go with vs into the Abbey heere, To go with us into the abbey here, CE V.i.395
And heare at large discoursed all our fortunes, And hear at large discoursed all our fortunes,large, atat length, in full, thoroughlyCE V.i.396
discourse (v.)relate, talk about, recount
And all that are assembled in this place: And all that are assembled in this place, CE V.i.397
That by this simpathized one daies error That by this sympathized one day's errorsympathized (adj.)
old form: simpathized
in which all have shared, consisting of corresponding elements
CE V.i.398
Haue suffer'd wrong. Goe, keepe vs companie, Have suffered wrong. Go, keep us company, CE V.i.399
And we shall make full satisfaction. And we shall make full satisfaction. CE V.i.400
Thirtie three yeares haue I but gone in trauaile Thirty-three years have I but gone in travailtravail, travel (n.)
old form: trauaile
suffering, torment, distress
CE V.i.401
Of you my sonnes, and till this present houre Of you, my sons, and till this present hour CE V.i.402
My heauie burthen are deliuered: My heavy burden ne'er delivered.deliver (v.)
old form: deliuered
be born, bring forth
CE V.i.403
heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
The Duke my husband, and my children both, The Duke, my husband, and my children both, CE V.i.404
And you the Kalenders of their Natiuity, And you, the calendars of their nativity, CE V.i.405
Go to a Gossips feast, and go with mee, Go to a gossips' feast, and go with me.gossip (n.)godparent, baptismal sponsorCE V.i.406
After so long greefe such Natiuitie. After so long grief, such nativity. CE V.i.407
Duke.DUKE 
With all my heart, Ile Gossip at this feast. With all my heart I'll gossip at this feast.gossip (v.)be a close companion, talk togetherCE V.i.408
Exeunt omnes. Manet the two Dromio's andExeunt all but the two Dromios and the CE V.i.408.1
two Brotherstwo brothers Antipholus CE V.i.408.2
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE  
(to Antipholus of Ephesus) CE V.i.409.1
Mast. shall I fetch your stuffe from shipbord? Master, shall I fetch your stuff from shipboard?stuff (n.)baggage, belongings, luggageCE V.i.409
E.An.ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS 
Dromio, what stuffe of mine hast thou imbarkt Dromio, what stuff of mine hast thou embarked? CE V.i.410
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE 
Your goods that lay at host sir in the Centaur. Your goods that lay at host, sir, in the Centaur.host (n.)inn, lodging, place of shelterCE V.i.411
S.Ant.ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE 
He speakes to me, I am your master Dromio. He speaks to me – I am your master, Dromio! CE V.i.412
Come go with vs, wee'l looke to that anon, Come, go with us, we'll look to that anon.anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyCE V.i.413
Embrace thy brother there, reioyce with him.Embrace thy brother there, rejoice with him. CE V.i.414
ExitExeunt the brothers Antipholus CE V.i.414
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE 
There is a fat friend at your masters house, There is a fat friend at your master's house CE V.i.415
That kitchin'd me for you to day at dinner: That kitchened me for you today at dinner.kitchen (v.)
old form: kitchin'd
entertain in the kitchen
CE V.i.416
She now shall be my sister, not my wife, She now shall be my sister, not my wife! CE V.i.417
E.D.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
Me thinks you are my glasse, & not my brother: Methinks you are my glass, and not my brother.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: Me thinks
it seems / seemed to me
CE V.i.418
glass (n.)
old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
I see by you, I am a sweet-fac'd youth, I see by you I am a sweet-faced youth.sweet-faced (adj.)
old form: sweet-fac'd
good-looking, handsome
CE V.i.419
Will you walke in to see their gossipping? Will you walk in to see their gossiping?gossiping (n.)
old form: gossipping
merry-making, joyful meeting
CE V.i.420
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE 
Not I sir, you are my elder. Not I, sir. You are my elder. CE V.i.421
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
That's a question, how shall we trie it. That's a question. How shall we try it? CE V.i.422
S.Dro.DROMIO OF SYRACUSE 
Wee'l draw Cuts for the Signior, till then, lead thou first. We'll draw cuts for the senior. Till then, lead thou first.draw cutsdraw straws, cast lotsCE V.i.423
E.Dro.DROMIO OF EPHESUS 
Nay then thus: Nay then, thus: CE V.i.424
We came into the world like brother and brother: We came into the world like brother and brother, CE V.i.425
And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another. And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another. CE V.i.426
Exeunt.

Exeunt CE V.i.426
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