Act 5 - Scene 1
A street before a Priory.
Enter Second Merchant and ANGELO
I am sorry, sir, that I have hinder'd you;
But, I protest, he had the chain of me,
Though most dishonestly
he doth deny it.
How is the man esteemed here in the city?
Of very reverend reputation, sir,
Of credit infinite, highly beloved,
Second to none that lives here in the
His word might bear my wealth at any time.
Speak softly; yonder, as I think, he walks.
Enter ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse and DROMIO of Syracuse
'Tis so; and that self chain about his neck
Which he forswore most monstrously to have.
Good sir, draw
near to me, I'll speak to him.
Signior Antipholus, I wonder much
That you would put me to this shame and
And, not without some scandal to yourself,
With circumstance and oaths so to deny
which now you wear so openly:
Beside the charge, the shame, imprisonment,
You have done wrong to
this my honest friend,
Who, but for staying on our controversy,
Had hoisted sail and put to sea to-day:
chain you had of me; can you deny it?
I think I had; I never did deny it.
Yes, that you did, sir, and forswore it too.
Who heard me to deny it or forswear it?
These ears of mine, thou know'st did hear thee.
Fie on thee, wretch! 'tis pity that thou livest
To walk where
any honest man resort.
Thou art a villain to impeach me thus:
I'll prove mine honour and mine honesty
Against thee presently, if
thou darest stand.
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