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And gain a husband by his liberty:—
Speak, old AEgeon, if thou be'st the me."
That had'st a wife once call'd AF milia,
That bore thee at a burden two fair son it
0, if thou be'st the same Ægeon, speak
And speak unto the same AEmilia .
JEge. If I dream not, thou art AEmilia;
If thou art she, tell me, where is that son
That floated with thee on the fatal rast 7
.dbb. By men of Epidamnum, he, and I,
And the twin Dromio, all were taken up;
But, by and by rude hshermen of Corinth
By force took Dromio and my son from them,
And me they left with those of Epidamnum;
What then became of them, I cannot tell:
I, to this sortune that you see me in.
€. ... here begins his morning story right;"
These two Antipholus's, these two so like,
And these two }. one in semblance,—
Besides her urging of her wreck at sea
These are the parents to these children.
Which accidentally are met together.
Antipholus, thou cam'st from Corinth irst.
.Amt. S. No, sir, not I ; I came from 3yracuse.
Duke. Stay, stand apart 1 I know rot which is
.int. E. I came from Corinth, my most gracious

ord. Dro. E. And I with him. ..Ant. E. Brought to this town with that most famous warrior Duke Menaphon, your most renowned uncle. .Adr. Which of you two did dine with me to day? ..?nt. S. I, gentle mistress. - And are not you my husband? . E. No, I say may to that. ini. S. And so do I, yet did she call me so; And this fair gentlewoman, her sister here, Did call me brother:-What I told you then, I hope, I shall have leisure to make good; If this be not a dream, I see, and hear. .Ang. That is the chain, sir, which you had of me. ..Ani. S. I think it be, sir; I deny it not. .dnt. E. And you, sir, for this chain arrested me. .ing. I think I did, sir; I deny it not. .Adr. I sent you money, sir, 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 see, we still did meet each other's man, And I was ta'en for him, and he for me, And thereupon these Errors are arose. .int. E. These ducats pawn I for my father here. Duke. It shall not need, thy father hath his life. Cour. Sir, I must have that diamond from you. .iii. E. There, take it; and much thanks for my good cheer. .Abb. Renowned duke, vouchsafe to take the pains Tofo with us into the abbey here, And hear at large discoursed all our fortunes:

{} The morning story is what Ægeon tel', the duke in the first scene of this olav

And all that are assembled in this place,
That by this sympathized one day's error
Have suffer'd wrong, go, keep us company,
And we shall make full satisfaction.—
Twenty-five years have I but gone in travail
Of you, my sons; nor, till this present hour,
My heavy burdens are deliver'd :—
The duke, my husband, and my children both,
And you the calendars of their nativity,
Go to a †. feast, and go with me;
After so long gries, such nativity
Duke. With all my heart, I'll#. at this feast.
[Ereunt Duke, Abbess, AEgeon, Courtezan,
Merchant, #"Fo and attendants.
Dro. S. Master, shall I fetch your stuff from
shipboard 7
Jīnt. E. Dromio, what stuff of mine hast thou
Dro. S. Your goods, that lay at host, sir, in the
./int. S. He speaks to me; I am your master,
Dromio :
Come, go with us: we'll look to that anon:
Embrace thy brother there, rejoice with him.
[Ereunt Antipholus S. and E. Adr. and Luc.
Dro. S. There is a sat friend at your master's

ouse that kitchen'd me for you to-day at dinner; She now shall be my sister, not my wife. Dro. E. Methinks, you are my glass, and not my brother: I see by you, I am a sweet-faced youth. Will you walk in to see their gossiping 7 Dro. S. Not I, sir; you are my elder. Dro. E. That's a question: how shall 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. [Exeunt.


On a careful revision of the foregoing scenes, I do not hesitate to pronounce them the composition of two very unequal writers. Shakspeare had undoubtedly a share in them; but that the entire play was no work of his, is an opinion which (as Benedict says) “fire cannot melt out of me; I will die in it at the stake.” Thus, as we are informed by Aulus Gellius, Lib. III. Cap. 3. some plays were absolutely ascribed to Plautus, which in truth had only been (retractata et expolitar) retouched and polished by him. In this comedy, we find more intricacy of plot than distinction of character; and our attention is less forcibly engaged, because we can guess in great measure how the denouement will be brought about. Yet the subject appears to have been reluctantly dismissed, even in this last and unnecessary scene; where the same mistakes are continued, till the power of affording entertainment is entirely lost. TEEVENS.

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Do swarm upon him,) from the western isles
Os Kernes and Gallowglasses is supplied ;”
And fortune, on his damned o smiling,
Show'd like a rebel's whore: But all’s too weak:
For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name,)
Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel,
Which smok'd with bloody execution,
Like valour's minion,
Carv'd out his passage, till he sac'd the slave,
And ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him,
Till he unsom'd him from the nave to the chap,
And fix’d his head upon our battlements.

Dun. O, valiant cousin worthy gentleman!

Sold. As whence the sun 'gins his reflexion Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break; So from that spring, whence comfort seem'd to come, Discomfort" swells. Mark, king of Scotland, mark: No sooner justice had, with valour arm’d, Compell'd these skipping Kernes to trust their heels: But the Norweyan lord, surveying vantage, With furbish'd arms, and new supplies of men, Began a sresh assault.

ttro. Dismay’d not this

Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo?

Sold. es As sparrows, eagles; or the hare, the lion. If I say sooth,” I must report they were §: * overcharg'd with double cracks; So they Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe: Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, Or memorize another Golgotha," I o tell:— But I am saint, my gashes cry for help.

Dun. So well {i} o: thee, as thy

wounds; They smack of honour both:—Go, get him surgeons. [Erit Soldier, attended. 5) Truth.

s 6) Make another Golgotha as memorable as the irst.

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Seene III. "Jo MACBETH. 3.19
Enter Rosse. .All. The weird sisters," hand in hand,
Who comes here? Posters of the sea and land,
JMul. The worthy thane of Rosse. Thus do go about, about ; -
Len. What a haste looks through his eyes! So!Thrico to thine, and thrice to mine,
should he look And thrice again, to make up nine:
That seems to speak things strange. Peace!—the charm's wound up. ... }% of *: ,

osse. God save the king ! Dun. Whence cam'st thou, worthy thane Rosse. From Fife, great king, Where the Norweyan banners flout the sky, And fan our people cold. Norway himself, with terrible numbers, Assisted by that most disloyal traitor The thane of Cawdor, 'gan a dismal conflict: Till that Bellona's bridegroom,” lapp'd in proof,” Confronted him with self-comparisons, Point againt point rebellious, arm 'gainst arm, Curbing his lavish spirit: And, to conclude, The victory fell on us;– Dun. Great happiness! Rosse. That now Swenc, the Norways' king, craves composition; Nor would we deign him burial of his men, Till he disbursed, at Saint Colmes' inch, Ten thousand dollars to our general use. Dun. No more that thane of Cawdor shall decelve Qur bosom interest:—Go, pronounce his death, And with his former title greet Macbeth. Rosse. I’ll see it done. Dun. What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won. [Exeunt.

SCE.WE III.--1 Heath. Thunder. Enter the three Witches.

1 Witch. Where hast thou been, sister? 2. Witch. Killing swine. 3 Witch. Sister, where thou? 1. Witch. A sailor's wife had chesnuts in her lap, And mounch'd, and mounch'd, and mounch'd:— Give me, quoth I: Jiroint thee," witch! the rump-fed ronyon" cries. Her husband's to Aleppo gone, master o'the Tiger: But in a sieve I'll thither sail, And, like a rat without a tail, fido, iii do, and iii do. 2. Witch. I'll give thee a wind. 1 Witch. Thou art kind. 3 Witch. And I another. 1 Witch. I myself have all the other; And the very ports they blow, All the quarters that they know I'the shipman's card." I will drain him dry as hay: Sleep shall, neither night nor day, Hang upon his pent-house lid; He shall live a man forbid:" Weary sev’n-nights, nine times nine, Shall }. dwindle, peak, and pine: Though his bark cannot be lost, Yet it shall be tempest-toss'd. Look what I have. 2. Witch. Show me, show me. 1. Witch. Here I have a pilot's thumb, Wieck'd, as homeward he did come.

[Drum within. 3 Witch. A drum, a drum; Macbeth doth come.

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Things that do sound so fair?—I'the name of truth,
Are ye fantastical,” or that indeed
Which outwardly ye show? My noble partner
You grect with present grace, and great prediction
Of noble having,” and of royal hope,
That he seems rapt" withal; to me you speak not:
If you can look into the seeds of time,
And say, which grain will grow, and which will not,
Speak then to me, who neither beg, nor sear,
Your favours, nor your hate.

i Witch. His

2. Witch. Hail I

3 Witch. Hail!

1 Witch. Lesser than Macbeth, and greater.

2. Witch. Not so happy, yet much happier.

3 Witch. Thou shalt get kings, though thou be

none : So, all hail, Macbeth, and Banquo! 1. Witch. Banquo, and Macbeth, all hail! .Macb. Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell memore: By Sinel's death, I know, I am thane of Glamis; But how of Cawdor? the thane of Cawdor lives, A prosperous gentleman; and to be king, Stands not within the prospect of belies, No more than to be Cawdor. Say, from whence You owe this strange intelligence? or why \pon this blasted heath you stop our way With such prophetic greeting?—Speak, I charge you. [Wiiches punish. Ban. The earth hath bubbles, as the water has, And these are of them:—Whither are they wanish'd? JMacb. Into the air; and what seem'd corporal, melted As breath into the wind.—"Would they had staid : Ban. Were such things here, as we do speak about 7 | Or have we eaten of the insane root,” That takes the reason prisoner? JMacb. Your children shall be kings. Ban. You shall be king.

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