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The Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 3 Scene 1
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ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS

You have prevailed. I will depart in quiet
And, in despite of mirth, mean to be merry.
115I know a wench of excellent discourse,
Pretty and witty, wild and yet, too, gentle.
There will we dine. This woman that I mean,
My wife—but, I protest, without desert—
Hath oftentimes upbraided me withal;
120To her will we to dinner. (to ANGELO) Get you home
And fetch the chain; by this I know ’tis made.
Bring it, I pray you, to the Porpentine,
For there’s the house. That chain will I bestow—
Be it for nothing but to spite my wife—
125Upon mine hostess there. Good sir, make haste.
Since mine own doors refuse to entertain me,
I’ll knock elsewhere, to see if they’ll disdain me.

ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS

You’re right—I’ll go quietly. And even though I’m in a distasteful mood, I’ll work on being happy. I know a terrific wench. She’s beautiful and charming—a little wild, but also gentle. We’ll eat at her place. My wife has accused me more than once of misbehaving with this woman. I swear to her that I haven’t, but it doesn’t change anything. We’ll go to her place for lunch. (to ANGELO) Go get the necklace, which I’m sure is done by now. Bring it to the Porcupine, where this woman is. I’ll to give it to her, just to spite my wife. Hurry, good sir. Since my own doors refuse to admit me, I’ll knock somewhere else and see if they turn me away as well.

ANGELO

I’ll meet you at that place some hour hence.

ANGELO

I’ll meet you there in an hour.

ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS

Do so. This jest shall cost me some expense.

ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS

Do that. This little prank of hers is going to cost me.
Exeunt
They exit.

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