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Ang MASTER Antipholus?
Ant. Ang Ant. Ang
? Ay, my name. I know it well, Sir: lo, here is the .chain; I thought to have ta’en you at the Porcupine: the chain unfinish'd made me stay thus long. What is your will, that I should do with this? What please yourself, Sir; I have made it for you. Made it for me, Sir! I bespoke it not. Not once, nor twice, but twenty times you have: go home with it, and please your wife withal; and soon at supper-time I'll visit you, and then receive my money for the chain. I pray you, Sir, receive the money now for fear you ne'er see chain, nor money, more. You are a merry man, Sir; fare you well. What I should think of this, I cannot tell; but this I think, there's no man is so vain, that would refuse so fair an offered chain. I see, a man here needs not live by shifts, when in the streets he meets such golden gifts. I'll to the mart, and there for Dromio stay; if any ship put out, then straight away.
W His :
CHOSE lodging's this? is't not the astrologers? R.
of most divine Albumazar. P. Good Sir,
if the door break, a better shall redeem it. R. How? all your land, sold at a hundred years' purchase,
cannot repair the damage of one poor rap:
of great Albumazar!
pregnant with mysteries of metaphysicks,
the arméd fruit of Vulcan's midwifery.
and cause that miscarry, that might have prov'd
than Apollonius the magician wrought.
he pulls you not a hair, nor pares a nail,
THE WORLD'S A STAGE
and all the men and women merely players;
1463 DIALOGUE BETWEEN A FATHER AND A SOPHIST
TUTOR TO HIS SON
HOU hast destroyed the morals of my son,
and turned his mind, not so disposed, to vice, unholy pedagogue! With morning drams, a filthy custom which he caught from thee, clean from his former practise, now he saps
his youthful vigour. Is it thus you school him? S. And if I did, what harms him? Why complain you?
He does but follow what the wise prescribe,
and how but thus can pleasure be obtained?
And what but virtue is our philosophy? When have you met one of our sect flushed and disguised with wine? or one, but one of those you tax so roundly
on whom to fix a fault? F.
Not one, but all, all who march forth with supercilious brow high-arched with pride, beating the city rounds, like constables in quest of rogues and outlaws, to find that prodigy in human nature a wise and perfect man! What is your science but kitchen-science? wisely to descant upon the choice bits of a savoury carp, and prove by logic that his summum bonum lies in his head; there you can lecture well, and, whilst your grey beards wag, the gaping guest sits wondering with a foolish face of praise.
THEREFORE, give out, you are of Epidamnum,
This very day, a Syracusian merchant
Ant. Go bear it to the Centaur, where we host,
and stay there, Dromio, till I come to thee.
Get thee away.
and go indeed, having so good a mean. Ant. A trusty villain, sir; that very oft,
when I am dull with care and melancholy,
and then go to my inn, and dine with me? Mer. I am invited, sir, to certain merchants,
of whom I hope to make much benefit;
my present business calls me from you now.
JAFFIER-PIERRE 'M thinking Pierre, how that damned starving quality
P. Why, powerful villany first set it up
for its own ease and safety: honest men
and lord it uncontrolled above their betters.
like wit much talked of, not to be defined:
he that pretends to most has least share in it:
'tis a ragged virtue. Honesty! no more on't.
but they are mistaken, Jaffier; I am a rogue
WOULD, you had but the wit; 'twere better than
your dukedom.-Good faith, this same young soberblooded boy doth not love me; nor a man cannot make him laugh ;—but that's no marvel, he drinks no wine. There's never any of these demure boys come to any proof: for thin drink doth so over-cool their blood, and making many fish-meals, that they fall into a kind of male green-sickness; and then, when they marry, they get wenches: they are generally fools and cowards;which some of us should be too, but for inflammation. A good sherris-sack hath a two-fold operation in it. It ascends me into the brain; dries me there all the foolish, and dull, and crudy vapours which environ it: makes it apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of nimble, fiery, and delectable shapes; which delivered o'er to the voice, (the tongue,) which is the birth, becomes excellent wit. The second property of your excellent sherris is,—the warming of the blood ; which, before cold and settled, left the liver white and pale, which is the badge of pusillanimity and cowardice: but the sherris warms it, and makes it course from the inwards to the parts extreme. It illumineth the face; which, as a beacon, gives warning to all the rest of this little kingdom, man, to arm: and then the vịtal commoners, and inland petty spirits, muster me all to their captain, the heart; who, great and puffed up with this retinue, doth any deed of courage; and this valour comes of