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greets with nature's best and fondest feelings.
Another tie my fortune yet allots,
And thus I claim it !
Ant. of Syr. Welcome, dearest brother!

[They embrace. Both Dro: Welcome, dearest brother! Ant. of Syr. Ne'er may we feel a separation more

Duke. Why, here begins the morning story right. These plainly are the parents to these children, Who thus amazingly are met together.

Æmilia. Most gracious duke !
Duke. One moment's pause, and all your griefs

shall end.
Antipholis, thou cam'st from Corinth first?

Ant. of Syr. Not I, my lord; I came from Syra.


Duke, Stay, stand apart-I know not which is

which. Ant. of Eph. I came from Corinth, my most gra

cious lord. Dro. of Eph. And I with him. Ant.of Eph. Brought to this town by that right fa

mous warrior, Duke Minaphon, your most renowned uncle. Angelo. That is the bracelet, sir, you had of me.

. Ant. of Syr. I think it be, sir, I deny it not. Ant. of Eph. And you, sir, for the same arrested me. Adr. I sent you me

ey, sir, to be

your bail, By Dromio, but I think he brought it not.

Dro. of Eph. No, none by me.

Ant. of Syr. This purse of ducats I receiv'd for you, And Dromio, my man, did bring them me, I see, we still did meet each other's man, And, thereupon, these errors all arose.

Dro. of Eph. You see, brother, these wise folks can't blame us in these matters.

Dro. of Syr. Really, brother, I think not.

Ant. of Eph. These ducats pawn I for my father here.

Ant. of Syr. It shall not be-I will procure his life,

To make some small amends for leaving him,
Alone, and friendless.

Adr. Which of you two did dine with me to-day? Ant. of Syr. I, gentle mistress.

Adr. Are you not my husband?

Ant. of Eph. No; I say nay to that.

Ant. of Syr. And so do I-yet she did call me


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;
And, that the heart which beats alone for you,
May, now the mist of error is dispers'd,
Which made thee fearful for thy virgin fame,
Obtain a gentle hearing.

Luc. Should I find thee

Worthy, and constant, as my mind suggests,
The general joy, that smiles around, shall not
Be damp'd by any vain reserve of mine.

Abbess. Renowned duke, vouchsafe to take the


To go with us into the abbey here,

And hear, at large discoursed, all our fortunes;
And all, that are assembled in this place,
That by this sympathized one day's errors
Have suffer'd wrong, go, keep us company,
And you shall have full satisfaction.
The duke, my husband, and my children both,
And you, the kalendars of their nativity,
Go to a gossip's feast; go all with me;
After so long grief, such festivity!

Duke. With all my heart, I'll gossip at this feast, And be a cheerful witness of the blessings,

Your pious faith, and virtuous resignation,
Have drawn upon you from relenting Heaven !

Ægeon. Come, and partake
The joys, that gild the evening of our days.
Æmilia. Joys past the reach of hope !-our lesson

That misery past endears our present bliss;
Wherein we read with wonder and delight,
This sacred truth, “Whatever is, is right.”

[Exeunt omnes.


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