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Art Fourth.

But for my bonny Kate, she must with me. thine; and, therefore, fire: Do thy duty, and Nay, look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, nor fret; have thy duty; for my master and mistress are I will be master of what is mine own:

almost frozen to death She is my goods, my chattels; she is my house, Curt. There's fire ready : And therefore, good My household-stuff, my field, my barn, Grumio, the news? My horse, my ox, my ass, my any thing: Gru. Why, Jack boy! ho boy! and as much And here she stands, touch her whoever dare ; news as thou wilt. I'll bring my action on the proudest he

Curt. Come, you are so full of cony catching:-That stops my way in Padua.----Grumio, Gru. Why, therefore, fire; for I have caught Draw forth thyweapon, we're beset with thieves; extreme cold. Where's the cook? is supper Rescue thy mistress, if thou be a man:- ready, the house trimmed, rushes strewed, cobFear not, sweet wench, they shall not touch webs swept; the serving men in their new fusI'll buckler thee against a million. (thee, Kate; tian, their white stockings, and every officer his

(Exeunt Per. Kath. and Gru. wedding garmenton? Be the jacks fair within, Bap. Nay, let them go, a couple of quiet ones! the jills fair without the carpets laid, and every Gre. Went they not quickly, I should die with thing in order?

(news' laughing.

Curt. All ready; And therefore, I pray thee, Tra. Of all mad matches, never was the like! Gru. First, know my horse is tired; my masLuc. Mistress, what's your opinion of your ter and mistress fallen out. sister?

[mated. Curt. How? Bian. That being mad herself, she's madly Gru. Out of their saddles into the dirt; and Gre. I warrant him, Petruchio is Kated. thereby hangs a tale. Bap. Neighbours and friends, though bride Curl. Let's ha't, good Grumio. and bridegroom wants

Gru. Lend thine ear. For to supply the places at the table,

Curt. Here. You know there wants no junkets at the feast.- Gru. There.

[Striking him. Lucentio, you shall supply the bridegroom's Curt. This is to feel a tale,and not to heara tale. place,

Gru. And therefore 'tis called a sensible tale: And let Bianca take her sister's room. (it? and this cuff was but to knock at your ear, and

Tra. Shall sweet Bianca practise how to bride beseech listening. Now I begin: Imprimis, we Bap. She shall, Lucentio.-Come, Gentlemen, came down a foul hill, my master riding behind

[Lxeunt. Curt. Both ou one horse? (my mistress :

Gru. What's that to thee?
Curl, Why, a horse.

Gru. Tell thou the tale : but hadst thou

not crossed me, thou should'st have heard how SCENE I. A Hall in Petruchio's Country House. her horse fell, and she under her horse; thou Enter GRUMIO.

should’st have heard in how miry a place: how Gru. Fye, fye on all tired jades ! on all mad she was bemoiled; how he left her with the masters! and all foul ways! Was ever man so horse upon her; how he beat me because her beaten? was ever man so rayed? was ever man horse stumbled; how she waded through the so weary? I am sent before to make a fire, and dirt to pluck him off me; how he swore; how they are coming after to warm them. Now, she pray'd-that never pray'd before; how ! were not I a little pot, and soon hot, my very cried; how the horses ran away, how her bridle lips might freeze to my teeth, my tongue to the was burst; how I lost my crupper;-with many roof of my mouth, my heart in my belly, ere I things of worthy memory: which now shall should come by a fire to thaw me :- But I, die in oblivion, and thou return unexperienced with blowing the fire shall warm myself; for, to thy grave.

(than she. considering the weather, a taller man than I Curt. By this reckoning, he is more shruv will take cold, Holla ! hoa! Curtis !

Gru. Ay, and that thou and the proudest of Enter CURTIS.

you all shall find, when he comes home. But Curt. Who is that, calls so coldly ?

what talk I of this?-call forth Nathaniel, JoGru. A piece of ice : If thou doubt it, thou seph, Nicholas, Philip, Walter, Sugarsop, and may'st slido from my shoulder to my heel, with the rest; let their heads be sleekly combed, no greater run kit my head and my neck. A their blue coats brushed, and their garters of an fire, good Curtis.

(mio? indifferent knit:let them curtsey with their left Curt. Is my master and his wife coming, Gru- legs; and not presume to touch a hair of my

Gru. O, ay, Curtis, ay: and therefore fire, master's horse-tail, till they kiss their hands. fire ; cast on no water.

Are they all ready? Curt. Is she so hot a shrew as she's reported ? Curt. They are.

Gru. She was, good Curtis, before this frost: Gru. Call them forth. but thou know'st, winter tames man, woman,

Curt. Do you hear, ho! you must meet my and beast; for it hath tamed my old master, master, to countenance my mistress. And my new mistress, and myself, fellow Curtis. Gru. Why, she bath a face of her own.

Curt. Away, you three-inch fool! I am no Curt. Who knows not that? beast.

Gru. Thou, it seems; that callest for comGru. Am I but three inches? why, thy horn pany to countenance her. is a foot; and so long am I, at the least. But Curt. I call them forth to credit her. [them. wilt thou make a fire, or shall I complain on Gru. Wly, she comes to borrow nothing cf thee to our mistress, whose hand (she being now

Enter several Servants. at hand) thou shalt soon feel, to thy cold com- Na th. Welcome home, Grumio. fort, for being slow in thy hot office.

Phil. How now. Grumio ? Curt. I prythee, good Grumio, tell me, How Jos. What Grumio! goes the world?

Nich. Fellow Crumio! Gru. a cold world, Curtis, in every office but Nath. How now, old lad?

Gru. Welcome, you; how now, you; what, You heedless joltheads, and unmanner'd slaves! you; fellow, you; -and thus much for greet- What do you grumble? I'll be with you straight. ing. Now, my spruce companions, is all ready, kath. I pray you, husband, be not so disquiet; and all things neat?

(master? The meat was well, if you were so contented. Nath. All things is ready : How near is our Pet. I tell thee, Kate, 'twas burnt and dried

Gru. E'en at hand, alighted by this; and And I expressly am forbid to touch it, (away; therefore be not -Cock's passion, silence !- For it engenders choler, planteth anger; I hear my master.

And better 'twere that both of us did fast,Enter PETRUCHIO and KATHARINA. Since, of ourselves, ourselves are cholerick,Pet. Where be these knaves? What, no man Than feed it with such over-roasted flesh. at doos,

Be patient; to-morrow it shall be mended, To hold my stirrup, nor to take my horse! And, for this night, we'll fast for company :Where is Nathaniel, Gregory, Philip? Come, I will bring thee to thy bridal chamber. All Serv. Here, here, sir; here, sir.

(Excunt Per. KATH. and Curt. Pet. Here, sir! here, sir! here, sir! here, sir ! Nath. (Advancing.) Peter, didst ever see the You logger-headed and unpolish'd grooms! Peter.'He kills her in her own humour. (like? What, no attendance? no regard ? no duty ?-

Re-enter CURTIS. Where is the foolish kuave I sent before ?

Gru. Where is he? Gru. Here, sir; as foolish as I was before. Curt. In her chamber, Pet. You peasant swain! you whoreson malt- Making a sermon of continency to her: (soul, horse drudge!

And rails, and swears, and rates; that she, poor Did I not bid thee meet me in the park, Knows not which way to stand, to look, to speak; And bring along tiese rascal knaves with thee? And sits as one new-risen from a dream.

Gru. Nathaniel's coat, sir, was not fully made, Away, away! for he is coming hither. (Exeunt. And Gabriel's pumps were all unpink'd i'the

Re-enter PETRUCHIO. There was no link to colour Peter's hat, [heel ; Pt. Thus have I politickly begun my reign, And Walter's dagger was not come from sheath And 'tis my hope to end successfully: ing:

[Gregory; My falcon now is sharp, and passing empty; There were none fine, but Adam, Ralph, and And, till she stoop, she must not be full-gorg'd, The rest were ragged, old, and beggarly; For then she never looks upon her lure. Yet, as they are, here are they come to meet you. Another way I have to man my haggard, Tu. Go, rascals, go, and fetch my supper To make her come, and know her keeper's call. in.

(Exeunt some of the Servants. That is, to watch her, as we watch these kites Where is the life that late I le

[Sings. That bate, and beat, and will not be obedient. Where are those---Sit down, Kate, and wel. She eat no meat to-day, nor none shall eat; Soud, sond, soud, soud!

[come. Last night she slept not, nor to-night she shall Re-enter Servants, with supper. As with the meat, some undeserved fault (not; Why, when, I say?-Nay, good sweet Kate, be I'll find about the making of the bed; merry.

(When? And here I'll ting the pillow, there the bolster, Of with my boots, you rogues, you villains; This way the coverlet, another way the sheets:

It was the friar of orders grey, (Sings. Ay, and amid this hurly, I intend
As he forth valkal on his way :-

That all is done in reverend care of her;
Out, out, you rogue! you plack my foot awry: And, in conclusion, she shall watch all night:
Take that, and mend the plucking on the other.-- And, if she chance to nod, I'll rail and brawl,

[Strikes him. And with the clamour keep her still awake. Be merry, Kate :-Some water here; what, ho! This is a way to kill a wife with kindness; Where's my spaniel Troilus? Sirrah, get you and thus I'll curb her mad and headstrong hu

heuce, And bid my cousin Ferdinand come bither :- He that knows better how to tame a shrew,

[Exit Servant. Now let him speak; 'tis charity to shew. [Exit. One, Kate, that you must kiss, and be acquaint-SCENE II. Padua. Before Baptista's House.

ed with.-Where are my slippers ?-Shall I have some Enter TRANIO and HORTENSIO.

water? (A bason is presented to him. Tra. Is't possible, friend Licio, that Bianca Come, Kate, and wash, and welcome heartily:- Doth fancy any other but Lucentio ?

(Servant lets the ever fal. I tell you, sir, she bears me fair in hand. You whoreson villain! will you let it fall? Hor. Sir, to satisfy you in what I have said,

Strikes him. Stand by, and mark the manner of his teaching. Kath. Patience, I pray you; 'twas a fault un

(They stand aside. willing.


Enter BIANCA and LUCENTIO. Pet. A whoreson, beetleheaded, flap-eard Luc. Now, mistress, profit you in what you Come, Kate, sit down; I know you have a sto- read ?

(me that. mach.

[1?-- Bian. What, master, read you? first resolve Will you give thanks, sweet Kate; or else shall Luc. I read that I profess the art to love. What is this? Mutton?

Bian. And may you prove, sir, master of 1 Serv. Ay.

your art! Pet.

Who brought it? Luc. While you, sweet dear, prove mistress 1 Serv.

of my heart.

(They retire. Pzt. 'Tis burnt; and so all the meat: Hor. Quick proceeders, marry! Now, tell me, What dogs are these! - Where is the rascal cook? How durst you, villains, bring it from the You that durst swear that your mistress Bianca dresser,

Lov'd none in the world so well as Lucentio. And serve it thus to me that love it not? Tra. O despiteful love! unconstant womanThere, take it to you, trenchers, cups, and all: I tell thee, Lício, this is wonderful. [kind! [Throws the meat, &c. about the stage. Hor. Mistake no more : I am not Licio,



I pray,

Nor a musician, as I seem to be;

Tra. What countryman, I pray? But one that scorn to live in this disguise, Ped.

Of Mantua. For such a one as leaves a gentleman,

Tra. Of Mantua, sir?-marry, God forbid ! And makes a god of such a cullion:

And come to Padua, careless of your life? Know, sir, that I am call'd-Hortensio.

Ped. My life, sir! how, I pray? for that goes Tra. Signior Hortensio, I have often heard Tra. 'Tis death for any one in Mantua (hard. of your entire affection to Bianca;

To come to Padua : Know you not the cause ? And since mine eyes are witness of her lightness, Your ships are staid

at Venice; and the duke I will with you,-if you be so contented,- (For private quarrel 'twixt your duke and him) Forswear Bianca and her love for ever. Hath publish'd and proclaim'd it openly: Hor. See, how they kiss and court.-Signior 'Tis marvel; but that you're but newly come, Lucentio,

You might have heard it else proclaim'd about. Here is my hand, and here I firmly vow

Ped. Alas, sir, it is worse for me than so; Never to woo her more; but do forswear her, For I have bills for money by exchange As one unworthy all the former favours From Florence, and must here deliver them. That I have fondly flatter'd her withal.

Tra. Well, sir, to do you courtesy, Tra, And here I take the like unfeignedoath,- This will I do, and this will I advise you : Ne'er to marry with her though she would en- First, tell me, have you ever been at Pisa ? treat:

Ped. Ay, sir, in Pisa have I often been ; Fye on her! see, how beastly she doth court him. Pisa, renowned for grave citizens. Hor. 'Would, all the world, but he, had quite Tra. Among them, know you one Vincentio ? forsworn!

Pred. I know him not, but I have heard of him; For me,-that I may surely keep mine oath, A merchant of incomparable wealth. I will be married to a wealthy widow, [me, Tra. He is my father, sir; and, sooth to say, Ere three days pass; which hath as long loved in countenance somewhat doth reserable you. As I have lov'd this proud disdainful haggard: Bion. As much as an apple doth an oyster, And so farewell, signior Lucentio.

and all one.

Aside. Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, Tra. To save your life in this extremity, Shall win my love and so I take my leave, This favour will I do you for his sake; In resolution as I swore before.

And think it not the worst of all your fortunes, [Exit HORTENSIO.--LUCENTIO and Bianca That you are like to Sir Vincentio. advance.

His name and credit shall you undertake, Tra. Mistress Bianca, bless you with such and in my house you shall be friendly lodged;As 'longeth to a lover's blessed case! [grace Look, that you take upon you as you should; Nay, I have ta'en you napping, gentle love; You understand me, sir;--so shall you stay And have forsworn you, with Hortensio. Till you have done your business in the city : Bian. Tranio, you jest; But have you both this be courtesy, sir, accept of it. forsworn me?

Ped. O, sir, I do; and will repute you ever Tra. Mistress, we have.

The patron of my life and liberty.

(good. Inc.

Then we are rid of Licio. Tra. Then go with me, to make the matter Tra. I' faith, he'll have a lusty widow now, This, by the way, I let you understand ;That shall be woo'd and wedded in a day. My father is here look'd for every day, Bian. God give him joy!

To pass assurance of a dower in marriage Tra. Ay, and he'll tame her.

"Twixt me and one Baptista's daughter here : Bian.

He says so, Tranio. In all these circumstances I'll instruct you : Tra. 'Faith, he is gone unto the taming-school. Go with me, sir, to clothe you as becomes you. Bian. The taming-school! what, is there such

[Ereunt, & place? Tra. Ay, mistress, and Petruchio is the master:

SCENE III. A Room in Petruchio's House. That teacheth tricks eleven and twenty long.-

Enter KATHARINA and GRUMIO. To tame a shrew, and charm her chattering Gru. No, no; forsooth; I dare not, for my life. tongue.

Kath. The more my wrong, the more his spite Enter BIONDELLO, running.

appears: Bion. O master, master, I have watch'd so long What, did he marry me to famish me? That I'm dog-weary ; but at last I spied Beggars, that come unto my father's door, An ancient angel coming down the hill, Upon entreaty, have a present alms; Will serve the turn.

If not, elsewhere they meet with charity : Tra.

What is he, Biondello? But I, -who never knew how to entreatBion. Master, a mercatante, or a pedant, Am starv'd for meat, giddy for lack of sleep: I know not what; but formal in apparel, With oaths kept waking, and with brawling ted: In gait and countenance surely like a father. And that which spites me more than all these Luc. And what of him, T'ranio?

He does it under name of perfect love, (wants, Tra. If he be credulous, and trust my tale, As who should say,- if I should sleep, or eat, I'll make him glad to seem Vincentio; "Twere deadly sickness, or else present death.And give assurance to Baptista Minola, I prythee go, and get me some repast; As if he were the right Vincentio.

I care not what, so it be wholesome food. Take in your love, and then let me alone. Gru. What say you to a neat's foot? {it.

(Éreunt LUCENTio and Bianca. Kath. "Tis passing good; I pr'y thee let me have Enter a Pedant.

Gru. I fear, it is too cholerick a meat:Pod. God save you, sir!

How say you to a fat tripe, finely broil'd ? Tra. And you, sir! you are welcome. Kath. I like it well; good Grumio, fetch it me. Travel you far on, or are you at the furthest ? Gru. I cannot tell; I fear, 'tis cholerick.

Ped. Sir, at the furthest for a week or two: What say you to a piece of beef, and mustard ? But then up further; and as far as Rome; Kath. A dish that I do love to feed upon. And so to Tripoly, if God lend ine life.

Gru. Ay, but the mustard is too hot a little. able;

Kath. Why, then the beef, and let the mustard And it I will have, or I will have none. rest.

[mustard, Pet. Thy gown? why, ay :Come, tailor, let Gru. Nay, then I will not; you shall have the us see't. Or else you get no beef of Grumio.

O mercy, God! what masking stuff is here? Kath. Thea both, or one, or any thing thou wilt. What's this? a sleeve? 'tis like a demi-cannon : Gru. Why, then the mustard without the beef. Whatup and down, carv'd like an apple-tart? Kath. Go, get thee gone, thou false deluding Here's snip, and nip, and cut, and slish, and slave,

[Beats him. slash, That feed'st me with the very name of meat: Like to a censer in a barber's shop:- (this? Sorrow on thee, and all the pack of you, Why, what o'devil's name, tailor, call'st thou That triumph thus upon my misery!

Hor. I see, she's like to have neither cap nor Go, get thec gone, I say.


[Aside. Enter PETRUCHI0 with a dish of meat; and Tai. You bid me make it orderly and well, HORTENSIO.

According to the fashion, and the time. P4. How fares my Kate? What, sweeting, all Pel. Marry,and did; but if you be remember'd, Hor, Mistress, what cheer?

[amort. I did not bid you mar it to the time. Kath.

'Faith, as cold as can be. Go, hop me over every kennel home, Pet. Pluck up thy spirits, look cheerfully upon For you shall hop without my custom, sir: Here, love; thou see'st how diligent I am, me. I'll none of it; hence, make your best of it. To dress thy meat myself, and bring it thee; Kath. I never saw a better-fashion'd gown,

(Sets the dish on a table. More quaint, more pleasing, nor nore commendI am sure, swect Kate, this kindness merits thanks.

Belike, you mean to make a puppet of me. What, not a word? Nay then, thou lov'st it not; Pet. Why, true; he means to make a puppet And all my pains is sorted to no 'proof :

of thee.

(puppet of her. Ilere, take away this dish.

Tai. She says, your worship means to make a Kath. 'Pray you, let it stand.

Pel. O monstrous arrogance! Thou liest, thou Pet. The poorest service is repaid with thanks, Thou thimble,

(thread, And so shall mine, before you touch the meat. Thou yard, three-quarters, half-yard, quarter, Kath. I thank you, sir.

nail, Hor. Siguior Petruchio, fye! you are to blame! Thou flea, thou nit, thon winter cricket thou:Come, mistress Kate, I'll bear you company, Brav'd in mine own house with a skein of thread! Pet. Eat it up all, Hortensio, if thou lov'st Away, thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant; me.

(Aside. Or I shall so be-mete thee with thy yard, Much good do it unto thy gentle heart! As thou shalt think on prating whilst thou liv'st! Kate, eat apace :--And now, my honey love, I tell thee, I, that thou hast marr'd her gown. Will we return unto thy father's house;

Tai. Your worship is deceived; the gown is And revel it as bravely as the best,

Just as my master had direction: (made With silken coats, and caps, and golden rings, Gramio gave order how it should be done. With ruffs, and cuffs, and farthingales, and Gru. I gave him no order, I gave him the stuff. things;

(bravery, Tai. But how did you desire it should be made? With scari's, and fans, and double change of Gru. Marry, sir, with needle and thread. With amber bracelets, beads, and all this kna- Tai. But did you not request to have it cut? very.

(sure, Gru. Thou hast faced many things. What, hast thou din'd? The tailor stays thy lei- Tai. I have. To deck thy body with his ruffling treasure. Gru. Face not me; thou hast braved many Enter Tailor.

men; brave not me; I will neither be faced Come, tailor, let us see these ornaments; nor braved. I say unto thee,-1 bid thy master Enter Haberdasher.

cut out the gown; but I did not bid him cut it Lay forth the gown.-What news with you, sir? to pieces; ergo, thou liest.

[testify. Hab. Here is the cap your worship did bespeak. Tai. Why, here is the note of the fashion to Pet. Why, this was moulded on a porringer; Pet. Read it.

(said so. A velvet dish ;-fye, fye! 'tis lewd and filthy: Gru. The note lies in his throat, if he say I Why, 'tis a cockle, or a walnutshell,

Tai. Imprimis, a loose-bodied gown: A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap;

Gru. Master, if ever I said loose-bodied gown, Away with it, come, let me

have a bigger. sew me in the skirts of it, and beat me to death Kath. I'll have no bigger; this doth fit the time, with a bottom of brown thread: I said, a gown. And gentlewomen wear such caps as these. Pet. Proceed.

Pel. When you are gentle, you shall have one Tai. With a small compassed cape : And not till then.

[too, Gru. I confess the cape. Hor. That will not be in haste. Tai. With a trunk sleeve:

(Aside. Gru. I confess two sleeves. Kath. Why, sir, I trust, I may have leave to Tai. The sleeves curiously cut. speak;

Pet. Ay, there's the villany. And speak I will; I am no child, no babe: Gru. Error i' the bill, sir; error i' the bill. I Your betters have endur'd me say my mina; commanded the sleeves should be cut out, and And, if you cannot, best you stop your ears. sewed up again; and that I'll prove upon thee, My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, though thy little finger be armed in a thimble. Or else my heart, concealing it, will break: Tai. This is true, that I say; an I had theo And, rather than it shall, I will be free in place where, thou should'st know it. Even to the uttermost, as I please, in words. Gru. Iam for thee straight: take thou the bill,

Pet. Why, thou say'st true; it is a paltry cap, give me thy mete-yard, and spare not me. A custard-coffin, a banble, a silken pie:

Hor. God-a-mercy, Grumio! then he shall I love thee well, in that thou lik'st it not. have no odds.

Kath. Love me, or love me not, I like tbe cap; Pet. Well, sir, in brief, the gown is not for me.

Gru. You are i’ the right, sir; 'tis for my mis- Signior Baptista, you are happily met:-

Sir, (to the Pedant.)
Pet. Go, take it up into thy master's use. This is the gentleman I told you of;

Gru. Villain, not for thy life: Take np my I pray you, stand good father to me now, mistress' gown for thy master's use!

Give me Bianca for my patrimony.
Pet. Why, sir, what's your conceit in that? Ped. Soft, son !
Gru. O, sir, the conceit is deeper than you Sir, by your leave: having come to Padıla
think for:

To gather in some debts, iny son Lucentio Take up my mistress' gown to his master's use. Made me acquainted with a weighty cause 0, fye, fye, fye!

Of love between yonr daughter and himself: Pet. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the tailor And,- for the good report I hear of you; paid :-

(Aside. And for the love he beareth to your daughter, Go take it hence; be gone, and say no more. And she to him,-to stay him not too long

Hor. Tailor, I'll pay thee for thy gown to-mor- I am content, in a good father's care,
Take no unkindness of his hasty words: [row. To have him match'd; and,-if you please tolike
Away, I say; commend me to thy muster. No worse than I, sir, -- upon some agreement,

[Exit Tailor. Me shall you tind most ready and most willing, Pet. Well, come, my Kate; we will unto your With one consent to have her so bestow'd; father's,

For curious I cannot be with you,
Even in these honest mean habiliments; Signior Baptista, of whom I hear so well.
Our purses shall be proud, our garments poor; Bap. Sir, pardon me in what I have to say :-
For 'tis the mind that makes the body rieb; Your plainness, and your shortness, please me
And asthe sun breaksthrough the darkest clouds, Right true it is, your son Lucentio here [well.
So honour peercth in the meanest habit. Doth love my daughter, and she loveth him,
What, is the jay more precious than the lark, or both dissemble deeply their affections :
Because his feathers are more beantiful? And, therefore, if you say no more than this,
Or is the adder better than the eel,

That like a father you will deal with him,
Because his painted skin contents the eye? And pass my daughter a sufficient dower,
0, no, good Kate; neither art thou the worse The match is fully made, and all is done:
For this poor furniture, and mean array. Your son shall have my daughter with consent.
If thou account'st it shame, lay it on me:

Tra. I thank you, sir.

Where then do you
And therefore, frolick; we will hence forth with, know best,
To feast and sport us at thy father's house. We be atfied; and such assurance ta'en,
Go, call my men, and let us straight to him; As shall with either part's agreement stand ?
And bring our horses unto Long-lane end, Bap. Not in my house, Lucentio; for, you
There will we mount, and thither walk on foot.- know,
Let's see;

I think, 'tis now some seven o'clock, Pitchers have ears, and I have many servants:
And well we may come there by dinner time. Besides, old Gremio is hearkening still;

Kath. I dare assure you, sir, 'tis almost two; And, happily, we mnight be interrupted.
And 'twill be supper time, ere you come there. Tra. Then at my lodging, an it like you, sir:

Pet. It shall be seven, ere I go to horse: There doth my fatherlie; and there, this night,
Look, what I speak, or do, or think to do, We'll pass the business privately and well:
You are still crossing it.--Sirs, let 't alone : Send for your daughter by your servant here,
I will not go to-day; and ere I do,

My boy shall fetch the scrivener presently,
It shall be what o'clock I say it is.

The worst is this,-that, at so slender warning, Hor. Why, so! this gallant will command the You're like to have a thin and slender pittance: sun.

[Exeunt, Lap. It likes me well :--Cambio, hie you SCENE IV. Padua. Before Baptista's House. And, if you will tell what hath happened :

And bid Bianca make her readystraight: [home, Enter TRANIO, and the Pedant dressed like Lucentio's father is arrived in Padua, VINCENTIO.

And how she's like to be Lucentio's wife.
Tra. Sir, this is the house; Please it that

Luc. I pray the gods she may, with all my
I call ?

Ped. Ay, what else? and, but I be deceived, Tra. Dally not with the gods,but get thee gone.
Signior Baptista may remember me.

Signior Baptista, shall I lead the way?
Near twenty years ago, in Genoa, where Welcome ! one mess is like to be your cheer:
We were lodgers at the Pegasus.

Come, sir; we'll better it in Pisa.
"Tis well: Вар..

I follow you. And hold your own, in any case, with such

[Errunt TRANIO, Pedant, and Baptista. Austerity as 'longeth to a father.

Bion. Cambio.-


What say'st thou, Biondello? Ped. I warrant you : But, sir, here comes your Bion. You saw my master wink and laugh "Twere good, he were school'd.

[boy; Luc. Biondello, what of that? (upon you ? Tra. Fear you not him. Sirrah, Biondello, Bion. 'Faith, nothing; but he has left me here Now do your duty thoroughly, I advise you; behind, to expound the meaning or moral of his Imagine 'twere the right Vincentio.

signs and tokens. Bion. Tut! fear not me.

Luc. I pray thee, moralize them.
Tra. But hast thou done thyerrand to Baptista? Bion. Then thus. Baptista is safe, talking
Bion. I told him, that your father was at Ve- with the deceiving father of a deceitful son.

Luc. And what of him ?
And that you look'd for him this day in Padua. Bion. His daughter is to be brought by you to
Tru. Thou’rt a tall fellow; hold thee that to Luc. And then ?

(the supper. drink.

[sir.- Bion. The old priest at St. Luke's church is Here comes Baptista : set your countenance, at your command at all hours. Enter BAPTISTA and LUCENTIO.

Luc. And what of all this?

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