Enter SECOND MERCHANT, ANGELO and an OFFICER
You know since Pentecost the sum is due,
And since I have not much importuned you,
Nor now I had not, but that I am bound
To Persia, and want guilders for my voyage.
5Therefore make present satisfaction,
Or I’ll attach you by this officer.
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,
10He 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 COURTESAN'S house
That labor may you save. See where he comes.
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
15While I go to the goldsmith’s house, go thou
And buy a rope’s end. That will I bestow
Among my wife and her confederates
For locking me out of my doors by day.
But soft. I see the goldsmith. Get thee gone.
20Buy thou a rope, and bring it home to me.