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Men. Tra. O Jupiter !
Men. Cit. About seven yeare old: for even then I 485
shedde teeth, and since that time I never heard of
anie of my kindred. Mess. Had ye never a brother? Men. Cit. Yes, as I remember, I heard them say, we were two Twinnes.
490 Men. Tra. O Fortune! Mess. Tush, can ye not be quiet ? Were ye both of
one name? Men. Cit. Nay, (as I think) they cald my brother, Sosicles.
495 Men. Tra. It is he, what need further proofe? O brother,
brother, let me embrace thee! Men. Cit. Sir, if this be true, I am wonderfully glad :
but how is it that ye are called Menechmus ? Men. Tra. When it was tolde us that you and our father 500
were both dead, our Graundsire (in memorie of my
father's name) chaungde mine to Menechmus.
let me aske ye one question more: what was
505 Men, Tra. Theusimarche. Men. Cit. Brother, the most welcome man to mee, that
the world holdeth. Men. Tra. I joy, and ten thousand joyes the more, having
taken so long travaile and huge paines to seeke 510
it was that the Gentlewoman had ye in to dinner,
Men. Cit. True it is I willed a dinner to be provided for 515
me heere this morning; and I also brought hither
520 Men. Tra. This woman met me; had me in to dinner ;
enterteined me most kindly; and gave me this
cloake, and this chaine. Men. Cit. Indeed she took ye for mee: and I believe I
have bene as straungely handled by occasion of 525
your comming. Mess. You shall have time inough to laugh at all these
matters hereafter. Do ye remember maister, what
ye promised me? Men. Cit. Brother, I will intreate you to performe your 530
promise to Messenio; he is worthie of it. Men. Tra. I am content. Mess. Io Tryumphe. Men. Tra. Brother, will ye now go with me to Syracusis ? Men. Cit. So soone as I can sell away such goods as I 535
possesse here in Epidamnum, I will go with you. Men. Tra. Thanks, my good brother. Men. Cit. Messenio, plaie thou the Crier for me, and
make a proclamation. Mess. A fit office. Come on.
or elsewhere, that will repaire to Menechmus house
ground and all; so they bring readie money. Will
ye sell your wife too Sir? Men. Cit. Yea, but I think no bodie will bid money for her.
550 Mess. Thus Gentlemen we take our leaves, and if we
have pleasde, we require a Plaudite,
The References are to the Notes
basting, dry, 33.
bay (boy F 1), 119.
beard singed, 110.
become disloyalty, 57.
bob (F 1 sob), 85.
blood, drop of, 89.
bought and sold, 52.
boy (F I) for bay, 118.
break a word, 53
break any breaking, 52.
buy out, 13
cares, key of untun'd, 118.
case, 26, 81, 85.
case, arrested on the, 81.
chalky cliffs, 64.
changed (world), 41.
children (trisyllabic), 121.