Speeches (Lines) for Officer in "The Comedy of Errors"

Total: 11
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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 IV / 1
  • That labour may you save: see where he comes.
  • That labour may you save: see where he comes.
  • Angelo. Even just the sum that I do owe to you
    Is growing to me by Antipholus,
    And in the instant that I met with you
    He had of me a chain: at five o'clock
    I shall receive the money for the same.
    Pleaseth you walk with me down to his house,
    I will discharge my bond and thank you too.
    [Enter ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus and DROMIO of Ephesus]
    from the courtezan's]

    Officer. That labour may you save: see where he comes.

2 IV / 1
  • I do; and charge you in the duke's name to obey me.
  • I do; and charge you in the duke's name to obey me.
  • Second Merchant. Well, officer, arrest him at my suit.

    Officer. I do; and charge you in the duke's name to obey me.

3 IV / 1
  • I do arrest you, sir: you hear the suit.
  • I do arrest you, sir: you hear the suit.
  • Angelo. Here is thy fee; arrest him, officer,
    I would not spare my brother in this case,
    If he should scorn me so apparently.

    Officer. I do arrest you, sir: you hear the suit.

4 IV / 4
  • Good sir, be patient.
  • Good sir, be patient.
  • Antipholus of Ephesus. And to that end, sir, I will welcome you.

    Officer. Good sir, be patient.

5 IV / 4
  • Good, now, hold thy tongue.
  • Good, now, hold thy tongue.
  • Dromio of Ephesus. Nay, 'tis for me to be patient; I am in adversity.

    Officer. Good, now, hold thy tongue.

6 IV / 4
  • Masters, let him go
    He is my prisoner, and you shall not have him.
  • Masters, let him go
    He is my prisoner, and you shall not have him.
  • Antipholus of Ephesus. What, will you murder me? Thou gaoler, thou,
    I am thy prisoner: wilt thou suffer them
    To make a rescue?

    Officer. Masters, let him go
    He is my prisoner, and you shall not have him.

7 IV / 4
  • He is my prisoner: if I let him go,
    The debt he owes will be required of me....
  • He is my prisoner: if I let him go,
    The debt he owes will be required of me.
  • Adriana. What wilt thou do, thou peevish officer?
    Hast thou delight to see a wretched man
    Do outrage and displeasure to himself?

    Officer. He is my prisoner: if I let him go,
    The debt he owes will be required of me.

8 IV / 4
  • One Angelo, a goldsmith: do you know him?
  • One Angelo, a goldsmith: do you know him?
  • Adriana. Go bear him hence. Sister, go you with me.
    [Exeunt all but Adriana, Luciana, Officer and]
    Courtezan]
    Say now, whose suit is he arrested at?

    Officer. One Angelo, a goldsmith: do you know him?

9 IV / 4
  • Two hundred ducats.
  • Two hundred ducats.
  • Adriana. I know the man. What is the sum he owes?

    Officer. Two hundred ducats.

10 IV / 4
  • Due for a chain your husband had of him.
  • Due for a chain your husband had of him.
  • Adriana. Say, how grows it due?

    Officer. Due for a chain your husband had of him.

11 IV / 4
  • Away! they'll kill us.
    [Exeunt all but Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio]
  • Away! they'll kill us.
    [Exeunt all but Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio]
    of Syracuse]
  • Adriana. And come with naked swords.
    Let's call more help to have them bound again.

    Officer. Away! they'll kill us.
    [Exeunt all but Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio]
    of Syracuse]

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