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

Total: 3

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1

I,2,163

(stage directions). Enter ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse, DROMIO of Syracuse, and First Merchant]

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,2,187

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,2,195

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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