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May I be so bold to know the cause of your And bow'd her hand to teach her fingering; coming ?

When, with a most impatient, devilish spirit, Tra. Pardon me, sir, the boldness is mine own; Frets all you these : quoth she: I'U fume with That, being a stranger in this city here,

them: Do make myself a suitor to your daughter, And, with that word, she struck me on the head, Unto Bianca, fair and virtuous.

And through the instrument my pate made way; Nor is your firm resolve unknown to me, And there I stood amazed for a while, In the preferment of the eldest sister: As on a pillory, looking through the lute: This liberty is all that I request,

While she did call me,-rascal fiddler, That, upon knowledge of my parentage, And-twangling Jack; with twenty such vile I may have welcome'mongst the rest that woo, As she had studied to misuse me so. (termina And free access and favour as the rest.

Pet. Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench; And toward the education of your daughters, I love her ten times more than e'er I did: I here bestow a simple instrument,

O, how I long to have some chat with her! And this small packet of Greek and Latin books: Bap. Well, go with me, and be not so disIf you accept them, then their worth is great. comfited :

Bip. Lucentio is your name? of whence, I Proceed in practice with my younger daughter: Trz. Of Pisa, sir; son to Vincentio. (pray? She's apt to learn, and thankful for good turns.

Bap. A mighty man of Pisa, by report Signior Petruchio, will you go with us; I know him well: you are very welcome, sir.-Or, shall I send my daughter Kate to you? Take you (to Hor.) the lute, and yon [to Luc.) Pet. I pray you do; I will attend her here,the set of books,

Exeunt BAPTISTA, GREMIO, TRANIO, You shall go see your pupils presently.

and HORTENSIO. Holloa, within.

And woo her with some spirit when she comes. Euter a Servant.

Say, that she rail; Why, then I'll tell her plain, Sirrah, lead

[them both, She sings as sweetly as a nightingale: These gentlemen to my daughters : and tell Say, that she frown; I'll say, she looks as clear These are their tntors; bid then use them well. As morning roses newls washid with dew: (Exit Servant, with HORTENSIO, LUCENTIO, Say, she be mute, and will not speak a word; and BIONDELLO.

Then I'll commend her volubility, We will go walk a little in the orchard, And say, she uttereth piercing eloquence: And then to dinner: You are passing welcome, If she do bid me pack, I'll give her thanks, And so I pray you all to think yourselves. As though she bid me stay by her a week: Pet. Signior Baptista, my business asketh If she deny to wed, I'll crave the day

(ried : And every day I cannot come to woo. [haste, When I shall ask the banns, and when he marYou knew my father well; and in him, me, But here she comes; and now, Petruchio, speak. Left solely heir to all his lands and goods,

Enter KATHARINA. Which I have better'd rather than decreas'd; Good-morrow, Kate; for that's your name, I Then tell me, if I get your daughter's love,


(hard of hearing; What dowry shall I have with her to wife? Kath. Well have you heard, but something

Bop. After my death, the one half of my lands: They call me-Katharine, that'do talk of me. And, in possession, twenty thousand crowns. Pét. You lie, in faith; for you are call'a plain Pet. And for that dowry I'll assure her of

Kate, Her widowhood --be it that she survive me,- And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst: In all my lands and leases whatsoever : But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom, Let specialities be therefore drawn between us, Kate of Kate-Hall, my super-dainty Kate, That covenants may be kept on either hand. For dainties are all cates: and therefore, Kate,

Bap. Ay, when the special thing is well ob- Take this of me, Kate of my consolation ;This is,-her love; for that is all in all. [tain'd, Hearing thy mildness prais'd in every town,

Pet. Why, that is nothing; for I tell you, father, Thy virtues spoke of, and thy beauty sounded, I am as peremptory as she proud-minded; (Yet not so deeply as to thee belongs, And where two raging fires meet together, Myself am mov'd to woo thee for my wife. They do consume the thing that feeds their fury: Kath. Mov'dl in good time : let him that Thongh little fire grows great with little wind, mov'd you hither, Yet extreme grists will blow out fire and all: Remove you hence: I knew you at the first, So I to her, and so she yields to me;

You were a moveable. For I am rengh, and woo not like a babe.


Why, what's a moveable ? Bap. Well mayst thou woo, and happy be thy Kath. A joint-stool. speed !

Pet. Thou hast hit it: come, sit on me. But be thou arm'd for some unhappy words. Kath. Asses are made to bear, and so are you. Pet. Ay, to the proof; as mountains are for Pet. Women are made to bear, and so are you. winds,

Kath. No such jade, sir, as you, if me you mean. That shake not, though they blow perpetually. Pet. Alas, good Kate, I will not burden thee:

Re-enter HORTENSIO, with his head broken. For knowing thee to be but young and light, Pap. How now, my friend? why dost thou Kath. Too light for such a swain as you to look so pale?

catch; Hor. For fear, I promise you, if I look pale. And yet as heavy as my weight should be. Bap. What, will my daughter prove a good Pet. Should be? should buz. musician?


Well ta'en, and like a buzzard. Hor. I think she'll sooner prove a soldier; Pet. O, slow-wing'd turtle! shall a buzzard Iron may hold with her, but never lutes.

take thee? Bup. Why, then thou canst not break her to Kath. Ay, for a turtle; as he takes a buzzard. the lute?

(me. Pet. Come, come, you wasp; i'faith, you are For. Wry, no; for she hath broke the lute to

too angry. i did but tell her, ske mistook her frets, Kath. If I be waspish, best beware my sting.


Pet. My remedy is then, to pluck it out. For I am he, am born to tame you, Kate, Kath. Ay, if the fool could find it where it lies. And bring you from a wild Kate to a Kate:

Prt. Who knows not where a wasp doth wear Conformable, as other household Kates. In his tail.

[his sting? Here comes your father; never make denial, Kath. In his tongue.

I must and will have Katharine to my wife. Pet.

Whose tongne ? Re-enter BAPTISTA, GRÉMIO, and TRAXIO. Kath. Yours, if you talk of tails; and so fare- Bap. Now, well.

Signior Petruchio: How speed you with Pet. What with my tongue in your tail? nay, My daughter? Good Kate; I am a gentleman. [come again, Pet. How but well, sir? how bnt well? Kath,

That I'll try. (Striking him. It were impossible I should speed amiss. Pet. I swear I'll cuff you, if you strike again. Bap. Why, how now, daughter Katharine; Kath. So may you lose your arms :

in your dumps ?

[you, If you strike me, you are no gentleman; Kath. Call you me daughter? now I promise And if no gentleman, why then no arms. You have show'd a tender fatherly regard,

Pet A herald, Kate! O, put me in thy books. To wish me wed to one half lunatic;
Kath. What is your crest? a coxcomb? A mad-cap ruffian, and a swearing Jack,
Pe. A combless cock, so Kate will be my hen. That thinks with oaths to face the matter out.
Kath. No cock of mine, you crow too like a Pet. Father, 'tis thus :---yourself and all the

world, Pet. Nay, come, Kate, come; you must not That talk'd'of her, have talk'd amiss of her; look 60 sour.

If she be curst, it is for policy: Kath. It is my fashion when I see a crab. For she's not froward, biit modest as a dove; Pet. Why here's no crab; and therefore look. She is not hot, but temperate as the morn; Kath. There is, there is.

(not sour. For patience, she will prove a second Grissel; Per. Then show it me.

And Roman Lucrece for her chastity : Kath.

Had I a glass, I would. And to conclude,--we have 'greed so well to Pet. What, you mean my face?

That upon Sunday is the wedding-day. [gether, Kath. Well aim'd of such a young one. Kath. I'll see thee hang'd on Sunday first. Pet. Now, by Saint George, I am too young Gre. Hark, Petruchio! she says she'll see Kath. Yet you are wither'd.

(for you.

thee hang'd first. Pet.

'Tis with cares. Tra. Is this your speeding? nay, then, good Kath.

I care not.
night our part!

(myself; Pl. Nay, hear you, Kate: in sooth you 'scape Pet. Be patient, gentlemen; I choose her for not so.

If she and I be pleas'd, what's that to you? Kath. I chafe you, if I tarry ; let me go. 'Tis bargain'd 'iwixt us twain, being alone,

Pet. No, not a wit; I find you passing gentle. That she shall still be curst in company. 'Twas told me, you were rough and coyand sullen, I tell you 'tis incredible to believe And now I find report a very liar;

llow ninch she loves me: 0, the kindest Kate! For thou art pleasant, gamesome, passing cour- She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss teous;

[flowers : She vied so fast, protesting oath on oath, But slow in speech, yet sweet as spring-time That in a twink she won me to her love. Thou canst not frown, thou canst not look as- 0, you are novices ! 'tis a world to see, kance,

llow tame, when men and women are alone, Nor bite thy lip, as angry wenches will; Ameacock wretch can make the curstest shrewNor hast thou pleasure to be cross in talk; Give me thy hand, Kate : I will unto Venice, But thou with mildness entertain'st thy wooers, To buy apparel 'gainst the wedding-day :-With gentle conference, soft and affable. Provide the feast, father, and bid the guests; Why does the world report that Kate doth limp? I will be sure, my Katharine shall be fine. O slanderous world ! Kate, like the hazel-twig, Bap. I know not what to say: but give me Is straight, and slender; and as brown in hue

your hands; As hazel nuts, and sweeter than the kernels. God send you joy. Petruchio! 'tis a match. o, let me see thee walk : thou dost not halt.

Gre. Tro. Amen, say we; we will be witnesses. Kath. Go, fool, and whom thou keep'st com- Pet. Father, and wife, and gentlemen, adieu; mand.

I will to Venice, Sunday comes apace: Pel. Did ever Dian so become a grove, We will have rings, and things, and fine artay; As Kate this chamber with her princely gait? And kiss me, Kate, we will he married o'SunO, be thou Dian, and let her be Kate;

day. (Exeunt Pet. and Kath. severaiiy. And then let Kate be chaste, and Dian sportful! Gre. Was ever match clapp'd up so suddenly? Kath. Where did you study all this goodly Bap. 'Faith, gentlemen, now i play a merspeech ?

chant's part, Pet. It is extempore, from my mother-wit. And venture madly on a desperate mart. kath. A witty mother! witless else her son. Tra. 'Twas a commodity lay fretting by you? Pet. Am I not wise ?

"Twill bring you gain, or perish on the seas. Kath.

Yes; keep you warm. Dop. The gain I seek is--quiet in the match. Pet. Marry, so I mean, sweet Katharine, in Gre. No doubt but he hath got a quiet catch. thy bed :

But now, Baptista, to your younger daughter;And therefore, setting all thischataside, [sented Now is the day we long have looked for; Thus in plain terms :-Your father haih con- I am your neighbour, and was suitor first. That you shall be my wife ; your dowry 'greed Tra. And am one that love Bianca more And, will you, nill you, I will marry you. (on; Than words can witne, or your thoughts can Now, Kate, I am a husband for your turn,

guess. For, by this light, whereby I see thy beauty, Gre. Youngling! thon canst not love so deer (Thy beauty, that doth make me like theo well), Tra. Gray-beard! thy love doth freeze. Thou must be married to do man but ine : Grei

But thinc doth fry.

(as I

Art Third.

Skipper, stand back; 'tis age that nourisheth. And that's a wonder: fathers, commonly, [ing,

Tra. But youth in ladies'eves that flourisheth. Do get their children; but, in this case of wooBap. Content you, gentlemen; I'll compound A child shall get a sire, if I fail not of my cunthis strife :


[Erit. 'Tis deeds must win the prize; and he of both, That can assure my daughter greatest dower, Shall have Bianca's love Say, Signior Gremio, what can you assure her ? Gre. First, as you know, my house within SCENE I. A Room in Baptista's House. the city

Enter LUCENTIO, HORTENSIO, and Bianca, Is richly furnished with plate and gold ; Luc. Fiddler, forbear; you grow too forward, Basons, and ewers, to lave her dainty hands;

sir: My hangings all of Tyrian tapestry:

Have you so soon forgot the nter inment In ivory coffers I have stuff"d my crowns ; Her sister Katharine welcom'd you withal! In cypress chests my arras, connterpoints, Hor. But, wrangling pedant, this is Costly apparel, tents, and canopies.

The patroness of heavenly harmony: Fine linen, Turkey cushions boss'd with pearl, Then give me leave to have prerogative; Valance of Venice gold in needle-work, And when in musick we have spent an hour, Pewter and brass, and all things that belong Your lecture shall have leisure for as much. To house, or housekeeping: Then, at my farm, Luc. Preposterous ass! that never read so far I have a hundred milch-kine to the pail, To know the cause why musick was ordain'u ? Six score fat oxen standing in my stalls, Was it not to refresh the mind of man, And all things answerable to this portion. After his studies, or his usual pain? Myself am struck in years, I must confess; Then give me leave to read philosophy, And, if I die to-morrow, this is hers,

And, while I pause serve in your harmony. If, whilst I live, she will be only mine. (me: Hor. Sirrah, I will uot bear these braves of Tra. That, only, came well in.---Sir, list to thine.

(wrong I am my father's heir and only son:

Bian. Why, gentlemen, yon do me double If I may have your danghter to my wife, To strive for that which restcth in my choice : I'll leave her houses three or four as good, I am no breeching scholar in the schools : Within rich Pisa walls, as any one

I'll not be tied to hours, nor 'pointed times, Old Signior Gremio has in Padua ;

But learn my lessons as I please myself. Besides two thousand ducats by the year, And, to cut off all strife, here sit we down: Offruitful land, all which shall be her jointure.- Take you your instrument, play you the whiles; What, have I pinch'd you, Signior Gremio? His lecture will be done ere you have tun'd.

Gre. Two thousand ducats by the year, of land! Hor. You'll leave his lecture when I am in My land amounts not to so much in all':

tune? [To Bianca.-HORTENSIO retires. That she shall have: besides an argosy,

Luc. That will be never!--tune your instruThat now is lying in Marseilles' road;

Bian. Where left we last?

(ment. What, have I chok'd you with an argosy? [less Luc. Here inadam:

Tra. Gremio, 'tis known, my father hath no Hac ibrint Simois ; his est Sigeia tellus ; Than three greatargosies; besides two galiasses, Ilic stelerat Priami regia celsa senis. And twelve tight galleys: these I will assure her, Bian. Construe them. And twice as much, whate'er thou offer'st next. Luc. Hac ibal, as I told you before, Simois,

Gre. Nay, I have offer'd all, I have no more; I am Lucentio, --hic est, son unto Vincentio of And she can have no more than all I have; Pisa, --Sigeia tellus, disguised thus to get your If you like me, she shall have me and mine. love ;-Hic steterat, and that Lucentio that Ira. Why then the maid is mine from all comes a wooing.-- Priami, is my man Tranio, the world,

- regia, bearing my port, --celsa senis, that we By your firm promise ; Gremio is out-vied.

might beguile the old pantaloon. Bap. I must confess, your offer is the best; Hor. Madam, my instrument's in tune. And, let your father make her the assurance,

[Returning. She is your own; else, you must pardon me : Bian. Let's hear - (HORTENSIO puuys. If you should die before him, where's her dower? O fye! the treble jars.

Tra. That's but a cavil; he is old, I young. Luc. Spit in the hole, man, and tune again, Gre. And may not young men die, as well as Bian. Now let me see if I can construe it: Bap. Well, gentlemen,

[old ? Hac itat Simois, I know you not;-hic est Sigeia Jam thus resolv'd :-On Sunday next, you know, tellus, I trust you not;- Hic steterat Priami, take My daughter Katharine is to be married : heed he hear us not;-regio, presume not;Now, on the Sunday following, shall Bianca celsa senis, despair not. Be bride to you, if you make this assurance; Hor. Madam, 'tis now in tune, If not, to Signior Gremio:


All but the bass. And so I take my leave, and thank you both, Hor. The bass is right; 'tis the bass knave

(Exit. How fiery and forward our pedant is ! [that jarr. Gre. Adien, good neighbour.---Now I fear thee Now for my life, the knave doth court my love : not ;

Pedascule, I'll watch you better yet. Sirrah, young gamester, your father were a fool Bian. In time I may believe, yet I mistrust. To give thee all, and, in his waning age,

Luc. Mistrust it not; for, sure, Æacides Set foot under thy table: Tut! a toy!

Was Ajax, call'd so from his grandfather. An old Italian fox is not so kind, my boy. (Erit. Bian. I must believe my master; else, I proTra. A vengeance on your crafty wither'd

mise you, Yet I have faced it with a card of ten. (hide! I should be arguing still upon that dourt: "Tis in my head to do my master good : But let it rest.-Now, Licio, to you:I see no reason, but suppos'd Lucentio Good masters, take it not unkindly, pray, Must get a father, call'd-suppos'd Vincentio; That I have been thus pleasant with you both.

be gone.

Hor. You may go walk to LUCENTIO) and Bap. Go, girl; I cannot blame thee vow to give me leave awhlie;

weep; My lessons make no music in three parts. For such an injury would vex a very saint,

Luc. Are you so formal, sir? well, I must wait, Much more a shrew of thy impatient humour. And watch withal; for, but I be deceiv'd,

Enter BIONDELLO. Our fine musician groweth amorous. (Aside. Bion. Master, master! news, old news, and

Hor. Madam, before you touch the instrument, such as you never heard of! To learn the order of my fingering,

Pap. Is it new and old too? how may that be! I must begin with rudiments of art:

Bion. Why, is it not news to hear of PetruTo teach you gamut in a briefer sort,

chio's coming ? More pleasant, pithy, and effectnal,

Bap. Is he come? Than hath been taught by any of my trade : Bion. Why, no, sir. And th it is in writing, fairly drawn.

Bap. What then? Bian Whiy, I am past my gamut long ago. Bion. He is coming. Hor. Yet read the gamut of Hortensio. Bap. When will he be here? [you there. Bian. [Reads. Gamut I am, the ground of all Bion. When he stands where I am, and sees

A re, to plead Hortensio's passion ; [accord. Tra. But, say, what to thine old news. B mi, Bianca, take him for thy lord,

Bion. Why, Petruchio is coming, in a new C faut, that loves with all affection ;

hat and an old jerkin; a pair of old breeches, D sol re, one cliff, two notes have I ;

thrice turned ; a pair of boots that have been E la mi, show pity, or I die.

candle-cases, one buckled, another laced; an Call you this--gamut? tut! I like it not: old rusty sword ta'en out of the town armory, Old fashions please me best: I am not so nice with a broken hilt and chapeless; with two To change true rules for odd inventions. broken points: His horse hipped with an old Enter a Servant.

mothy saddle, the stirrups of no kindred : beServ. Mistress, your father prays you leave sides, possessed with the glanders, and like to your books,

mose in the chine; troubled with the lampass, And help to dress your sister's chamber up; infected with the fashions, full of wind-galls, You know, to-morrow is the wedding-day. sped with spavins, raied with the yellows, past Bian. Farewell, sweet masters both; I must cure of the fives, stark spoiled with the stage

(Exeunt Bianca and Servant. fers, begnawn with the bots; swayed in the Luc. 'Faith, mistress, then I have no cause back, and shoulder-shotten; ne'er legged before; to stay.

(Exil. and with a half-checked bit, and a head-stall of Hor. But share cause to pry into this pedant; sheep's leather; which, being restrained to keep Methinks, he looks as though he were in love: him from stumbling, hath been often burst, and Yet if thy thoughts, Bianca be so humble, now repaired with knots: one girt six times To cast thy wand'ring eyes on every stale, pieced, and a woman's crupper of velure, which Seize thee that list; If once I find thee ranging, liath two letters for her name, fairly set down Hortensio will be quit with thee, by changing in studs, and here and there pieced with pack

(Exit. Bap. Who comes with him? (thread. SCENE II. The same. Before Baptista's House. parisoned'like the horse with a linen stock

Bion. O, sir, his lackey, for all the world caEnter BAPTISTA, GREMIO, TRANIO, KATHARINA, on one leg, and a kersy boot-hose on the other, BIANCA, LUCENTIO, and Attendants.

gartered with a red and blue list; an old hat Bap. Signior Lucentio, (to TRAN10), this is the and The humour of forty funcies pricked in't for a 'pointed day

(ried. feather: a monster, a very monster in apparel; That Katharine and Petruchio should be mar- and not like a christian footboy, or a gentleman's And yet we hear not of our son-in-law :


(this fashion !What will be said ? what mockery will it be, Tra. 'Tis some odd humour pricks him to To want the bridegroom, when the priest attends Yet oftentimes he goes but mean apparell’d. To speak the ceremcnial rites of marriage? Bip. I am glad he is come, howsoever he What says Lucentio to this shame of ours? Bion. Why, sir, he comes not. (comes. Kath No shame but mine : I must, forsooth, Bap. Didst thou not say, he comes ? be forc'd

Rion. Who? that Petruchio came? To give my hand, oppos'd against my heart, Bip. Ay, that Petruchio came. Unto a mad-brain rudesby, full of spleen; Bion. No, sir; I say, his horse comes with Who woo'd in haste and means to wed at leisure. him on his back. I told you, I, he was a frantic fool,

Bap. Why, that's all one. Hiding his bitter jest in blunt behaviour : Bion. Nay, by Saint Jamy, I hold you a penny, And, to be noted for a merry man,

A horse and a man is more than one, and yet He'll woo a thousand,'point the day of marriage,

not many Make friends invite them, and proclaim the

Enter PETRUCHO and GRUMIO. banns ;

Pet. Come, where be these gallants? who is Yet never means to wed where he hath woo'd.

Bap. You are welcome, sir. [at home! Now must the world point at poor Katharine, Pet.

And yet I come not well. And say,-Lo, there is mad Petruchio's wife, Dap. And yet you halt not, If it would please him come and marry her. [too.


Not so well apparell'd Tra. Patience, good Katharine, and Baptista As I wish you were. Upou my life, Petruchio means but well, Pet. Were it better, I should rush in thus. Whatever fortune stays him from his word: But where is Kate? Where is my lovely bride?-Though he be blunt, i know him passing wise; How does my father?--Gentles, methinks you Though he be merry, yet withal he's honest.

frown: Kath. 'Would, Katharine had never seen him And wherefore gaze this goodly company, thoigi !

As if they saw some wondrous inonument, [Frit, wer ping, followed by Bianca and others. Some coinet, or unusual prodigy?

Bap. Why, sir, you know. this is your wed- | The mad-brain'd bridegroom took him such a ding day:


[priest : First were we sad, fearing yon would not come; That down fell priest and book, and book and Now sadder, that you come so unprovided. Nor take them up, quoth he, any list. Fye! doff this babit, shame to your estate, Tra. What said the wench, when he aroso An eye-sore to our solemn festival.


[and swore, I'ra, And tell us, what occasion of import Gre. Trembled and shook; for why, he stamp'd liath all so long detain'd you from your wife, As if the vicar meant to cozen him, And sent you hither so unlike yourself? But after many ceremonies done,

Pet. Tedious it were to tell, and harsh to hear: He calls for wine :- A health, quoth he; as if Satřiceth, I am come to keep my word,

He had been aboard carousing to his mates Though in some part enforced to digress; After a storin:Quaff'd off the muscadel, Which, at more leisure I will so excuse And threw the sops all in the sexton's face; As you shall well be satisfied withal.

Having no other reason,But, where is Kate? I stay too long from her; But that his beard grew thin and hungerly, The morning wears,'tis time we were at church. And seem'd to ask him sops as he was drinking. Tra. See not your bride in these unreverent This done, he took the bride about the neck; robes;

And kiss'd' herlips with such a clamorous smack, Go to my chamber, put on clothes of mine. That, at the parting, all the church did echo.

Pet. Not I, believe me; thus l'll visit her. I, seeing this, came thence for very shame; Bar. But thus, I trust, you will not marry her. And after me, I know the rout is coming: Pet. Good sooth, even thus; therefore have such a mad marriage never was before; done with words;

Hark, hark! I hear the minstrels play. (Musick. To me she's married, not unto my clothes :

Enter PETRUCHIO, KATIABINA, BIANCA, BAP Could I repair what she will wear in me,

TISTA As I can change these poor accoutrements,

HORTENSIO, GRUMIO, and Train 'T'were well for Kate, and better for myself. Pet. Gentlemen, and friends, I thank you for Bat wha: a fool am I to chat with you,

your pains: When I should bid good-morrow to my bride, I know you think to dine with me to-day, And seal the title with a lovely kiss!

And have prepar'd great store of wedding cheer; (Exeunt Pet. Gru. and Bion. But so it is, my haste doth call me hence, Tra. He hath some meaning in his mad attire: And therefore here I mean to take my leave. We will persuade him, be it possible,

Bap. Ist possible you will away to-night? To put on letter ere he go to church.

Pet. I must away to-day, before night come :-Bap. I'll after him, and see the event of this. Make it no wonder; if you knew my business,

[Erit. You would entreat me rather go than stay. Tra. But, sir, to her love concerneth us to add And, honest company, I thank you all, ller father's liking: which to bring to pass, That have beheld me give away myself As I before imparted to your worship,

To this most patient, sweet, and virtuons wife: I am to get a man,-whate'er he be,

Dine with my father, drink a health to me; It skills not much; we'll fit him to our turn, For I must hence, and farewell to you all. And he shall be Vincentio of Pisa;

Tra. Let us entreat you stay till after dinner. And make assurance, here in Padua,

Pet. It may not be. Of greater sums than I have promised,


Let me entreat you. So shall you quietly enjoy your hope,

Prt. It cannot be. And marry sweet Bianca with consent.


Let me entreat you.
Luc. Were it not that my fellow schoolmaster Pet. I am content.
Doth watch Bianca's steps so narrowly,


Are you content to stay "Twere good, methinks, to steal our marriage ; Pet. I am content you shall entreat me stay, Which once perform'd, let all the world say--no, But yet not stay, entreat me how you can. l'll keep mine own, despite of all the world. Kath. Now, if you love me, stay. Tra. That by degrees we mean to look into, Pet.

Grumio, my horses And watch our vantage in this business : Gru. Ay, sir, they be ready; the oats have We'll overreach the gray-beard Gremio, eaten the horses. The narrow-prying father Minola;

Kath. Nay, then, The quaint musician, amorous Licio;

Do what thou canst, I will not go to-day; All for my master's sake, Lucentio.-

No nor to-morrow, nor till I please myself.

The door is open, sir, there lies your way,
Re-enter GREMO.

You may be jogging whiles your boots are green; Signior Gremio! came you from the church? For me, I'll not be gone till I please myself;

Gre. As willingly as ere I came from school. 'Tis like you'll prove a jolly surly groom, Tra, And is the bride and bridegroom coming That take it on you at the first so roundly. home?

[indeed, Pet. O, Kate, content thee; prythee, be not Gre. A bridegroom, say you ? 'tis a groom, angry. A grumbling groom, and that the girl shall find. Kath. I will be angry: What hast thon to do?

Tra. Curster than she? why, 'tis impossible. Father, be quiet; he shall stay my leisure. Gre. Why, he's a devil, a devil, a very fiend. Gre. Ay, marry, sir; now it begins to work. Tra. Why, she's a devil, a devil, the devil's Kath. Gentlemen, forward to the bridal disdam.

I see a woman may be made a fool, (ner :Gre, Tut! she's a lamb, a dove, a fool to him. If she had not a spirit to resist. [command : I'll tell you, Sir Lucentio: When the priest Tel. They shall go forward, Kate, at thy Should ask-if Katharine would be his wife.

Obey the bride, you that attend on her: Ay, by gogo-rouns, qnoth he; and swore so loud, Go to the feast, revel and domineer, That, all amaz'd, the priest let fall the book : Carouse full measure to her : aidenhead, And, as be stoop'd again to take it up,

Be mad and merry, or go hang yourselves:

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