Speeches (Lines) for First Merchant in "The Comedy of Errors"

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1 I / 2
  • Therefore give out you are of Epidamnum,
    Lest that your goods too soon be co...
  • Therefore give out you are of Epidamnum,
    Lest that your goods too soon be confiscate.
    This very day a Syracusian merchant
    Is apprehended for arrival here;
    And not being able to buy out his life
    According to the statute of the town,
    Dies ere the weary sun set in the west.
    There is your money that I had to keep.
  • Aegeon. Hopeless and helpless doth AEgeon wend,
    But to procrastinate his lifeless end.

    First Merchant. Therefore give out you are of Epidamnum,
    Lest that your goods too soon be confiscate.
    This very day a Syracusian merchant
    Is apprehended for arrival here;
    And not being able to buy out his life
    According to the statute of the town,
    Dies ere the weary sun set in the west.
    There is your money that I had to keep.

2 I / 2
  • I am invited, sir, to certain merchants,
    Of whom I hope to make much benefit...
  • I am invited, sir, to certain merchants,
    Of whom I hope to make much benefit;
    I crave your pardon. Soon at five o'clock,
    Please you, I'll meet with you upon the mart
    And afterward consort you till bed-time:
    My present business calls me from you now.
  • Antipholus of Syracuse. A trusty villain, sir, that very oft,
    When I am dull with care and melancholy,
    Lightens my humour with his merry jests.
    What, will you walk with me about the town,
    And then go to my inn and dine with me?

    First Merchant. I am invited, sir, to certain merchants,
    Of whom I hope to make much benefit;
    I crave your pardon. Soon at five o'clock,
    Please you, I'll meet with you upon the mart
    And afterward consort you till bed-time:
    My present business calls me from you now.

3 I / 2
  • Sir, I commend you to your own content.
  • Sir, I commend you to your own content.
  • Antipholus of Syracuse. Farewell till then: I will go lose myself
    And wander up and down to view the city.

    First Merchant. Sir, I commend you to your own content.

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