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gifts are so good, here is none will hold you. And with her breath she did perfume the air ; Their love is not so great, Hortensio, but we Sacred and sweet, was all I saw in her. may blow our nails together, and fast it fairly Tra. Nay, then, 'tis time to stir him from his out; our cake's dough on both sides. Farewell, I pray, awake,sir; If you love the maid, (trance. --Yet, for the love I bear my sweet Bianca, it Bend thoughts and wits to achieve her. Thus it I can by any means light on a fit man to teach stands : her that wherein she delights, I will wish him Hor eldest sister is so curst and shrewd, to her father.

That, till the father rid his hands of her, Hor. So will I, signior Gremio: but a word, Master, your love must live a maid at home: I pray. Though the nature of our quarrel yet And therefore has he closely mew'd her up, never brook'd parle, know now, upon advice, Because she shall not be annoy'd with suitors. it touches us both, - that we may yet again Luc. Ah, Tranio, what a cruel father's he! have access to our fair mistress, and be happy But art thou not advis'd, be took some care rivals in Bianca's love-to labour and effect one to get her cunning schoolmasters to instruct thing 'specially

her? Gre. What's that, I pray?

Tra. Ay, marry, am I, sir; and now 'tis plotted. Hor. Marry, sir, to get a husband for her sister. Luc. I have it, Tranio. Gre. A husband! a devil.

Master, for my hand Hor. I say, a husband.

Both onr inventions meet and jump in one. Gre. I say, a devil: Think'st thou, Hortensio, Luc. Tell me thine first. though her father be very rich, any man is so Tra.

You will be schoolmaster, very a fool to be married to hell.

And undertake the teaching of the maid : Hor. Tush, Gremio, though it pass your pa- That's your device. tience, and mine, to endure her loud alarums, Luc.

It is: May it be done? why, man, there be good fellows in the world, Tra. Not possible : For who shall bear your an a man could light on them, would take her And be in Padua here Vincentio's son? (part, with all faults, and money enough.

Keep house, and ply his book; welcome his Gre. I cannot tell; but I had as lief take her friends; dowry with this condition,--to be whipped at Visit his countrymen, and banquet them? the high-cross every morning.

Luc. Basta; content thee, for I have it full. Hor. 'Faith, as you say, there's small choice We have not yet been seen in any house i in rotten apples. But, come; since this bar in Nor can we be distinguish d by our faces, law makes us friends, it shall be so far forth For man, or master: theu it follows thus :friendly maintained, -till by helping Baptista's Thou shalt be master, Tranio, in my stead, eldest daughter to a husband, we set his youngest Keep house, and port, and servants, as I should: free for a husband, and then have to't afresh. - I will some other be; some Florentine, Sweet Bianca !-Happy man be his dole! He Some Neapolitan, or mean man of Pisa. that runs fastest, gets the ring. How say you, 'Tis hatch'd, and shall be so; Tranio, at once signior Gremio ?

Uncase thee; take my colour'd hat and cloak: Gre. I am agreed: and 'would I had given When Biondello comes, he waits on thee; him the best horse in Padua to begin his wooing, But I will charm him first to keep his tongue. that would thoroughly woo her, wed her, and Tra. So had you need. (They exchange habits. bed her, and rid the house of her. Come on. In brief then, sir, sith it your pleasure is,

(Exeunt GREMIO and Hortensio. And I am tied to be obedient; Tra. (Advancing.) I pray, sir, tell me,- Is it (For so your father charg'd me at our parting: possible

Be serviceable to my son, quoth he; That love should of a sudden take such hold? Although, I think, 'twas in another sense;)

Luc. O Tranio, till I found it to be true, I am content to be Lucentio, I never thought it possible, or likely;

Because so well I love Lucentio. But see! while idly I stood looking on,

Luc. Tranio, be so, because Lucentio loves, I found the effect of love in idleness:

And let me be a slave to achieve that maid And now in plainness do confess to thee,- Whose sudden sight hath thrall’d my wounded That art to me as secret, and as dear,

eye. As Anna to the queen of Carthage was,

Enter BIONDELLO. Tranio, I burn, I pine, I perish, Tranio, Here comes the rogue.-Sirrah, where have you If I achieve not this young modest girl :


(where are you? Counsel me, Tranio, for I know thou canst; Bion. Where have I been? Nay, how now, Assist me, Tranio, for I know thou wilt. Master, has my fellow Traniostol'n your clothes:

Tra. Master, it is no time to chide you now; Or you stoln his? or both? pray what's the news? Affection is not rated from the heart: (80,- Luc. Sirrah, come hither; 'tis no time to jest, If love have touch'd you, nought remains but And therefore frame your manners to the time. Redime te captura quam qucas minimo. (tents; Your fellow Tranio here, to save my life,

Luc. Gramercies, lad; go forward: this con- Puts my apparel and my countenance on, The rest will comfort, for thy counsel's sound. And I for my escape have put on his;

Tra. Master, you look'd so longly on the maid, For in a quarrel, since I came ashore, Perhaps you mark'd not what's the pith of all. I kill'd a man, and fear I was descried:

Luc. O yes, I saw sweet beauty in her face, Wait you on him, I charge you, as becomes, Such as the daughter of Agenor had, [hand,While I make way from hence to save my life: That made great Jove to humble him to her You understand me? When with his knees he kiss'd the Cretan strand. Bion.

I, sir, ne'er a whit. Tra. Saw you no more? mark'd you not, how Inc. And not a jot of Tranio in your mouth; her sister

Tranio is chang'd into Lucentio. (too! Beran to scold; and raise np such a storm, Bion. The better for hinn : 'Would, I were so That mortal ears might hardly endure the din? Tra. So would I, faith, boy, to bave the next Luc. Tranio, I saw her coral lips to move,

wish after,


That Lucentio indeed had Baptista's youngest | And tell me now, sweet friend, what happy daughter.

[1 advise,

gale But, sirrah, --not for my sake, but your master's Blows you to Padua here, from old Verona ? You use your manners discreetly in all kind of Pui. Such wind as scatters young men through companies:

the world, When I am alone, why then I am Tranio; To seek their fortunes further than at home, But in all places else, your master Lucentio. Where small experience grows. But, in a few, Luc. Tranio, let's go :

Signior Hortensio, thus it stands with me :One thing more rests, that thyself execute :- Antonio, my father, is deceas'd; To make one among these wooers: If thou ask And I have thrust myself into this maze, me why,

Haply to wive, and thrive, as best I may: Sufficeth, my reasons are both good and weighty. Crowns in my purse I have, and goods at home,

(Ereunt. And so am come abroad to see the world. 1 Serv. My lord, you nod; you do not mind the play. Hor. Petruchio, shall I then come roundly to Sly. Yes, by Saint Anne, do 1. A good matter,

thee, surely : Comes there any more of it?

And wish thee to a shrewd ill-favour'd wife ? Page. My lord, 'tis but begun.

Thou'dst thank me but a little for my counsel: Sly. 'Tis a very eccellent piece of work, madam And yet I'll promise thee she shall be rich, lady: 'Would, 'twere done!

And very rich: But thou'rt too much my friend,

And I'll not wish thee to her, SCENE II. The same. Before Hortensio's House.

Pet. Signior Hortensio; 'twixt such friends as Enter PETRUCNio and GRUMIO.

Few words suffice: and, therefore, if thou know Pet. Verona, for a while I take my leave, One rich enough to be Petruchio's wife, To see my friends in Padua; but, of all, (As wealth is burthen of my wooing dance), My best beloved and approved friend,

Be she as foul as was Florentius' love, Hortensio; and, I trow, this is his house : As old as Sibyl, and as curst and shrewd Here, sirrah Grumio; knock, I say,

As Socrates' Xantippe, or a worse, Grú. Knock, sirwhom should i knock? is She moves me not, or not removes, at least, there any man has rebused your worship? Affection's edge in me: were she as rough

Pal. Villain, I say, knock me here soundly. As are the swelling Adriatick seas;

Gru. Knock you here, sir? why, sir, what am I come to wive it wealthily in Padua; I, sir, that I should knock you here, sir? If wealthily, then happily in Padua.

Pet. Villain, I say, knock me at this gate, Gru. Nay, look you, sir, he tells you flatly And rap me well, or I'll knock your knave's pate. what his mind is: Why, give him gold enough Gru. My master is grown qnarrelsome: I and marry him to a puppet, or an aglet-baby; should knock you first,

or an old trot with ne'er a tooth in her head, And then I know after who comes by the worst. though she have as many diseases as two and Pet. Will it not be ?

fifty horses: why, nothing comes amiss, so 'Faith, sirrah, an you'll not knock, I'll wring it; money comes withal. I'll try how you can sol, fa, and sing it.

Hor. Petruchio, since we have stepp'd thus far (He urings GRUMIO by the ears. I will continue that I broach'd in jest. [in, Gru. Help, masters, help! my master is mad. I can, Petruchio, help thee to a wife Pl. Now, knock when I bid you : sirrah! vil. With wealth enough, and young, and beauteous; lain!

Brought up as best becomes a gentlewoman; Enter HORTENSIO.

Her only fault (and that is faults enough) Hor. How now? what's the matter?--My old Is, that she is intolerably curst,

sure, friend Grumio! and my good friend Petruchio! And shrewd, and froward ; 80 beyond all mea-How do you all at Verona?

That, were my state far worser than it is, Pet. Signior Hortensio, come you to part the I would not wed her for a mine of gold. Con tutto il core bene trovato, may I say. [fray? Pet. Hortensio, peace; thou know'st not gold's Hor. Alla nostra casa bene venuto,

effect: Mollo honorato, signor mio Petruchio. {quarrel. Tell me her father's name, and 'tis enough; Rise, Grumio, rise; we will compound this For I will board her, though she chide as loud

Gru. Nay, 'tis no matter what he leges in As thunder, when the clonds in autumn crack. Latin.--If this be not a lawful cause for me to Hor. Her father is Baptista Minola, leave his service.--Look you, sir, he bid me An affable and courteous gentleman: knock him, and rap him soundly, sir: Well, Her name is Katharina Minola, was it fit for a servant to use his master so; be- Renown'd in Padua for her scolding tongue. ing, perhaps (for aught I see), two and thirty, Pet. I know her father, though I know not her; # pip out?

(tirst, And he knew my deceased father well: Whom 'would to God, I had well knock'd at I will not sleep, Hortensio, till I see her; Then had not Grumio come by the worst. And therefore let me be thus bold with you,

Pet. A senseless villain--Good Hortensio, To give you over at this first encounter, I bade the rascal knock upon your gate, Unless you will accompany me thither. And could not get him for my heart to do it. Gru. I pray you, sir, let him go while the hu

Gru. Knock at the gate -0 heavens ! mour lasts. O' my word, an she knew him as Spake you not these words plain,-Sirrah, knock well as I do, she would think scolding would me here,

do little good upon him: She may, perhaps, call Rap me here, knock me well, and knock me soundly? him half a score knaves or so: why, that's noAnd come you now with-knocking at the gate? thing; an he begin once, he'll rail in his rope

Pet. Sirrah, be gone, or talk not, I advise you. tricks. I'll tell you what, sir,-an she stand him Hor. Petruchio, patience; I am Grumio's but a little, he will throw a figure in her face. pledge:

and so distigure her with it, that she shall have Why, this a heavy chance 'twixt him and you; no more ches to see withal than a cat: You Your ancient, trusty, pleasant servant Grumio. know him not, sir.

llor. Tarty, Petruchio, I must go with thee;/ Pet. I know, she is an irksoma brawling scoid; For in Baptista's keep my treasure is : If that be all, masters, I liear no harm. (inan? lle hath the jewel of my life in hold,

Gre. No! say'st me so, friend! What country Ilis youngest daughter, beautiful Bianca ; Pet. Born in Verona, old Antonio's son: And her withholus from me, and other more My father dead, my fortune lives for me; Suitors to her, and rivals in my love:

And I do hope good days, and long, to see. Supposing it a thing impossible,

Gre. O, sir, such a life, with such a wife, wers (For those defects I have before rehears'd),

strange: That ever Katharina will be woo'd;

But, if you have a stomach, to't o'God's name, Therefore this order hath Baptista ta'en ;- You shall have me assisting you in all. That none shall have access tinto Bianca, But will you woo this wild cat? Till Katharine the curst have got a husband. Pet.

Will I live? Gru. Katharine the curst!

Gru. Will he woo her? ay, or I'll hang her. A title for a maid, of all titles the worst.

(4 side. Hor. Now shall my friend Petruchio do me Pet. Why came I hither, but to that intent? And offer me, disguis'd in sober robes, [xrace, Think you, a little din cani dannt mine ears? To old Baptista as a schoolmaster

Have I not in my time heard lions roar ? Well seen in musick, to instruct Bianca : Have I not heard the sea, puff'd up with winds, That so I may by this device, at least, Rage like an angry boar, chafed with sweat? Have leave and leisure to make love to her, Have I not heard great ordnance in the field, And, unsuspected, court her by herself. And heaven's artillery thunder in the skies Enter Gremio; with him Lucentio disguised, Have I not in a pitched battle heard (clang? with books under his arm.

Loud 'larums, neighing steeds, and trüinpets' Gru. Here's knavery! See, to beguile the old And do you tell me of a woman's tongue, folks, how the young folks lay their heads to-That gives not half so great a blow to the ear gether! Master, master, look about you: Who As will a chesnut in a farmer's tire ? goes there? ha!

Tush! tush! fear boys with bugs. Hor. Peace, Grumio; 'tis the rival of my Gru,

For he fears none. (Aside. Petruchio, stand by a while.

(love;- Gre. Hortensio, hark ! Gru. A proper stripling, and an amorous ! This gentleman is happily arriv'd,

They retire. My mind presumes, for his own good, and ours. Gre. O, very well; I have perus'd the nute. Hor. I promis'd we would be contributors, Hark you, sir; I'll have them very fairly bound: And bear his charge of wooing, whatsve'er. All books of love, see that at any hand;

Gre. And so we will; provided that he win her. And see you read no other lectures to her; Gru. I would, I were as sure of a good dinner. You understand me :-Over and beside

[Aside. Signior Baptista's liberality,

(too, Enter Tranio,bravely apparelld; and BIONDELLÓ. I'll mend it with a largess :--Take your papers Tra. Gentlemen, God save you! If I inay be And let me have them very well perfum'd;

bold, For she is sweeter than perfume itsell, Tell me, I bescech yon, which is the readiest way To whom they go. What will you read to her? To the house of Signior Baptista Minola ?

Luc. Whate'er I read to her, I'll plead for you, Gre. He that has the two fair daughters :As for my patron (stand you so assurd), ist (Asule to TRANIO) he you mean? As firmly as yourself were still in place : Tra. Even he. Biondello ! Yea, and perhaps) with more successful words Gre. Ilark you, sir; You mean not her to Than yon, unless you were a scholar, sir. Tra. Perhaps him and her, sir; What have Gre. O this learning; what a thing it is!

you to do? Gru. O this woodcock! what an ass it is! Pet. Not her that chides, sir; at any hand, I P. Peace, sirrah. (Gremio! pray.

[away. Hor. Grumio, mum! God save you, signior Trn. I love no chiders, sir:-Biondello, let's Gre. And you're well met, signior Hortensio. Luc. Well begun, Tranio.

(Aside. Trow you,

Hor. Sir, a word ere we go:Whither I am going ?—To Baptista Minola. Are you a suitor to the maid you talk of, yen I promis'd to inquire carefully

or no? About a schoolmaster for fair Bianca :

Tra. An if I be, sir, is it any offence? And, by good fortune, I have lighted well Gre. No; if without more words, you will get On this young man: for learning and behaviour,

you hence. Fit for her turn; well read in poetry

Tra. Why, sir, I pray, are not the streets as

I And other books,-good ones, i warrant you. For me as for you?

(free Hor. 'Tis well: and I have met a gentleman, Gre.

But so is not she. Hath promis'd me to help me to another, Tra. For what reason, I beseech you? A tine musician to instruct our mistress; Gre. For this reason, if you'll knowSo shall I no whit be behind in duty

That she's the choice love of Signior Gremio. To fair Bianca, so belov'd of me. [prove. Hor. That she's the chosen of Signior HorGre. Belov'd of me, and that my deeds shall tensio. Gru. And that his bags shall prove. (Aside. Tra. Softly, my masters! if you be gentlemen, Hor. Gremio, 'tis now no time to vent our love: Do me this right-hear me with patience. Listen to me, and if yon speak me fair, Baptista is a noble gentleman, I'll tell you news indifferent good for either. To whom my father is not all unknown; Here is a gentleman, whom by chance I met, And, were his daughter fairer than she is, Upon agreement from us to his liking, She may more suitors have, and me for one. Will undertake to woo curst Katharine; Fair Leda's daughter had a thousand wooers; Yea, and to marry her, if her dowry please. Then well one more may fair Bianca have: Gre. So said, so done, is well :

And so she shall; Lucentio shall make one, Hortensio, have you told him all her faults ? Though Paris came in hope to speed alone.

Gre. What! this gentleman will out-talk us all. For shame, thou hilding of a devilish spirit, Luc. Sir, give him head; I know he'll prove & Why dost thou wrong her that did ne'er wrong jade.

(words? thee? Pet. Hortensio, to what end are all these When did she cross thee with a bitter word? Hor. Sir, let me be so bold as to ask you, Kath. Her silence Houts me, and I'll be reDid you yet ever see Baptista's daughter?


[Flies after BIANCA. Tra. No, sir; but hear I do that he hath two; bap. What, in my sight!--Bianca, get thee in. The one as fimous for a scolding tongue,

(Erit BIANCA. As is the other for beauteous modesty.

Kath. Will yon not suffer me? Nay, now I see Pet. Sir, sir, the first's for me; let her go by. She is your treasure, she must have a husband;

Gre. Yca, leave that labour to great Hercules: I must dance barefoot on her wedding-day, And let it be more than Alcides' twelve. And, for your love to her, lead apes in hell.

Pet. Sir, understand you this of me, insooth;--Talk not to me, I will go sit and weep,
The youngest daughter, whom you hearken for, Till I can find occasion of revenge.
Her father keeps from all access of suitors:

[Exit KATHARIXA. And will not promise her to any man,

Bap. Was ever gentleman thus griev'd as 1? Until the elder sister first be wed:

But who comes here? The younger then is free, and not before. Enter GREMIO, with LUCENTIO in the hurhit of a

Tre. If it be so, sir, that you are the man mean man; PETRUCHIO, with HORTEXSIO as a Must stead us all, and me among the rest; Musician; and Tranio, with BIONDELLO, bear An if you break the ice, and do this feat,- ing a Lute and Books. Achieve the elder, set the younger free

Gre. Good-morrow, neighbour Baptista. For our access, --whose hap shall be to have her, 1 ap. Good-morrow, neighbour Gremio: God Will not so graceless be, to be ingrate. save you, gentlemen!

Hor. Sir, you say well, and well you do con- Pet. And you, good sir! Pray, have you not And since you do profess to be a suitor, (ceive; a daughter You must, as we do, gratify this gentleman, Calld Katharina, fair and virtuons ? To whom we all rest generally beholden. Bap. I have a daughter, sir, call'd Katharina.

Tra. Sir, I shall not be slack: in sign whereof, Gre. You are too blunt, go to it orderly. Please ye we may contrive this afternoon, Pet. You wrong me, Signior Gremio: give me And quaff carouses to our mistress' health; I am a gentleman of Verona, sir, [leave.And do as adversaries do in law,

That,--hearing of her beauty and her wit, Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. Her affability and bashful modesty, Gru. Bion. O excellent motion! Fellows, let's Her wondrous qualities, and mild behaviour,begone.

Am bold to show myself a forward guest Hor. The motion's good indeed, and be it so:- Within your house, to make mine eye the witness Petruchio, I shall be your ben venuto. (Exeunt. of that report which I so oft have heard.

And, for an entrance to my entertainment,

I do present you with a man of mine,
Art Srrond.

[Presenting HORTENSIO.

Cunning in musick, and the mathematicks,
The same.

To instruct her fully in those sciences,
4 Room in Baptista's House.

Whereof, I know, she is not ignorant:

Accept of him, or else you do me wrong:

His name is Licio, born in Mantua. (good sake: Bian. Good sister, wrong me not, nor wrong Bap. ou're welcome, sir; and he, for your yourself,

But for my daughter Katharine,-this I know, To make a bondmaid and a slave of me;

She is not for your turn, the more my grief. That I disdain: but for these other gawds,

Pet. I see you do not mean to part with her; Unbind my hands, I'll pull them off myself, Or else you like not of my company. Yea, all my raiment, to my petticoat;

Bap. Mistake me not, I speak but as I find. Or, what you will command me, will I do, Whence are you,sir? what may I call your name? So well I know my duty to my elders.

Pet. Petruchio is my name; Antonio's 8071, Kath. Of all thy suitors, here I charge thee, tell A man well known throughout all Italy. Whom thou lov'st best; see thou dissemble not.

Bap. I know him well: you are welcome for Bian. Believe me, sister, of all the men alive, his sake. i never yet beheld that special face

Gre. Saving your tnle, Petruchio, I pray, Which I could fancy more than any other.

Let us, that are poor petitioners, speak too: Kath. Minion, thou liest; Is't not Hortensio? Baccare! you are marvellous forward.

Bian. If you affect him, sister, here I swear, Pet. O, pardon me, Signior Gremio; I would I'll plead for you myself, but you shall have fain be doing him.

Gre. I doubt it not, sir; but you will curse Kath. O then, belike, you fancy riches more;

your wooingYou will have Gremio to keep you fair. Neighbour, this is a gift very grateful, I am suro

Biu. Is it for him you do envy me so ? of it. To express the like kindness myself, that Nay, then you jest; and now I well perceive,

have been more kindly beholden to you than You have but jested with me all this while:

any, I freely give unto you this young scholar i prythee, sister Kate, untie my hands.

[ presenting LUCENTIO) that hath been long stuKath. If that be jest, then all the rest were so. ldving at Rheims; as cunning in Greek, Latin,

[Strikes her. and other languages, as the other in musick and Enter BAPTISTA.

mathematicks: his name is Cambio: pray, acBap. Why, how now, dame! whence grows cept his service. th's insolence ?

Bip. A thousand thanks, Signior Gremio: Bianca, stand aside: poor girl! she weeps :-- Welcome, good Cambio.-But, gentle sir (lo Gu ply thy needle; meddle not with her.- TRANJO), methinks you walk like a stranger;

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