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Each one demand, and answer to his part
Perform'd in this wide gap of time, since first
We were dissever'd: Hastily lead away.

(Eseunt.

This play, as Dr. Warburton justly observes, is, with all its absurdities, very entertaining. The character of Autolycus is naturally conceived, and strongly represented.

JOHNSON.

COMEDY OF ERRORS.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

Solinus, duke of Ephesus.
Ægeou, a merchant of Syracuse.

twin brothers, and sons Antipholus of Ephesus, to Ægeon and Æmilia, Autipholus of Syracuse,

but unknown to each

olher.

twin brothers, and at. Dromio of Ephesus,

tendants on the two Dromio of Syracuse,

Antipholus's. Balthazar, a merchant. Angelo, a goldsmith. A merchant, friend to Antipholus of Syracuse. Finch, a schoolmaster, and a conjuror.

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Æmilia, wife to Ægeon, an abbess at Ephesus.
Adriana, wife to Antipholus of Ephesus.
Luciava, her sister.
Luce, her serdant.
A courtezan,

Gaoler, officers, and other attendants.

Scene, Ephesus.

COMEDY OF ERRORS.

ACT I.

SCENE I.-A hall in the Duke's palace.

Enter Duke, Ægeon, Gaoler, officer, and other

attendants.

Egcon.
PROCEED, Solinus, to procure my fall,
And, by the doom of death, end woes and all.

Duke. Merchant of Syracusa, plead no more;
I am not partial, to infringe our laws :
The enmity and discord, which of late
Sprung from the rancorous outrage of your duke
To merchants, our well-dealing countrymen,-
Who, wanting gilders* to redeem their lives,
Hlave sealed his rigorous statutes with their bloods,
Excludes all pity from our threat’ning looks.
For, since the mortal and intestine jars
'Twixt thy seditious countrymen and us,
It hath in solemn synods been decreed,
Both by the Syracusans aud ourselves,

• Name of a coin.

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