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Bion. I cannot tell; except they are busied | This is a man, old, wrinkled, faded, witherd; about a counterfeit assurance: Take you assur- And not a maiden as thou say'st he is. ance of her, cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum: Kath. Pardon, old father, my mistaking eyes, to the church; take the priest, clerk, and some That have been so bedazzled with the sun, sufficient honest witnesses :

[to say, That every thing I look on seemeth green: If this be not that you look for, I have no more Now I perceive, thou art a reverend father; But, bid Bianca farewell for ever and a day. Pardon, I pray thee, for my mad mistaking.

[Going. Pet. Do, good old grandsire; and, withal, Luc. Hear'st thou, Biondello?

make known Bion. I cannot tarry: I knew a wench married Which way thou travellest: if along with us, in an afternooon as she went to the garden for We shall be joyful of thy company. parsley to stuff a rabbit; and so may you, sir; Vin. Fair sir,--and you, my merry mistress,and so adieu, sir. My master hath appointed That with your strange encounter much amaz'd me to go to Saint Luke's, to bid the priest be me;

(Pisa; ready to come against you come with your ap- My name is call'd Vincentio; my dwellingpendix.

[Erit. And bound I am to Padua; there to visit Lau. I may, and will, if she be so contented: A son of mine, which long I have not seen. She will be pleas'd, then wherefore should I Pet. What is his name? doubt?


Lucentio, gentle sir. Hap what hap may, I'll roundly go about her; Pet. Happily met; the happier for thy son. li shall go hard if Cambio go without her. (Exit. And now by law, as well as reverend age, SCENE V. A publick road.

I may entitle thee---my loving father;

The sister to my wife, this gentlewoman, Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, and HORTENSIO. Thy son by this hath married : Wonder not, Pet. Come on, o' God's name; once more to- Nor be not griev'd; she is of good esteem, ward o'ır father's.

Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth; Good l.ord, how bright and goodly shines the Beside, so qualitied as may beseemn moon!

(now. The spouse of any noble gentleman. Kath. The moon! the sun; it is not moonlight Let me embrace with old Vincentio: Pet. I say, it is the moon that shines so bright. And wander we to see thy honest son, Kath. I know it is the sun that shines so bright. Who will of thy arrival be full joyous.

Put. Now, by my mother's son, and that's my- Vin. But is this true? orisitelse your pleasure ? It shall be moon, or star, or what I list, (self, Like pleasant travellers to break a jest Or ere I journey to your father's house :- Upon the company you overtake ? Go on, and fetch our horses back again.

Hor. I do assure thee, father, so it is. Evermore cross'd, and cross'd; nothing but Pet. Come, go along, and see the truth hereof; cross'd!

For our first merriment hath made thee jealous. Hor. Say as he says, or we shall never go.

[Exeunt Pet. KATH. and Vin. Katk. Forward, I pray, since we have come Hor. Well, Petruchio, this hath put me in so far,

heart. And be it moon, or sun, or what you please: Have to my widow; and if she be forward, And if you please to call it a rush candle, Then hast thou taught Hortensio to be untoward. Henceforth I vow it shall be so for me.

(Ect. Pet. I say, it is the moon. Kath.

I know, it is the moon. Pet. Nay, then you lie; it is the blessed sun.

Kath. Then, God be bless'd, it is the blessed But san it is not, when you say it is not;[siin: SCENE I. Padua. Before LUCENTIO's House. And the moon changes, even as your mind. What you will have it nam'd, even that it is;

Enter on one side BIONDELLO, LUCENTIO, anib And so it shall be so, for Katharine.

BIANCA; GREMIO walking on the other side. Hor. Petruchio, go thy ways; the field is won. Bion. Softly and swiftly, sir; for the priest Pet. Well, forward, forward: thus the bowl is ready. should run,

Luc. I fiy, Biondello: but they may chance and pot upluckily against the bias.- to need thee at home, therefore leave us. But soft; what company is coming here? Bion. Nay, faith, I'll see the church o'your

Enter VINCENTio, in a travelling dress. back; and then come back to my master as Good-morrow, gentle mistress: Where away?- soon as I can. (Eseunt Luc. Bian, and Bion.

(To VINCENTIO. Gre. I marvel Cambio comes not all this while. Tell me, sweet Kate, and tell me truly too, Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, VINCENTIO, and Hast thou beheld a fresher gentlewoman?

Attendants. Such war of white and red within her cheeks! Pet. Sir, here's the door, this is Lucentio's What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty, heuse, As those two eyes become that heavenly face? – My father's bears more toward the market-place; Fair lovely maid, once more good day to thee:- Thither must I, and here I leave you, sir. Sweet Kaie, embrace her for her beauty's sake. Vin. You shall not choose but drink before

Hor. 'A will make the man mad, to make a you go woman of him.

(and sweet, I think, I shall command your welcome here, Kath. Young budding virgin, fair, and fresh, And, by all likelihood, some cheer is toward. Whither away: or where is thy abode ?

[K'nocks. Happy the parents of so fair a child;

Gre. They're busy within, you were best Happier the man, whom favourable stars knock louder. Allot thee for his lovely bed-fellow !

Enver PEDANT above at a windoro. Pet. Why, how now, Kate! I hope thou art Prd. What's he, that knocks as he would beat not mad:

down the gate ?

Art Fifth.

Vin. Is Signior Lucentio within, sir? (withal. duke's name:-0, my son, my son!-tell me, Ped. He's within, sir, but not to be spoken thou villain, where is my son, Lucentio?

Vin. What if a man bring him a hundred pound Tra. Call forth an officer: (Enter one with an or two, to make merry withal ?

Officer. carry this mad knave to the gaol:Ped. Keep your hundred pounds to yourself; Father Baptista, I charge you see that he be he shall need none, so long as I live.

Vin. Carry me to the gaol ! [forthcoming. Prt. Nay, I told you, your son was beloved in Gre. Stay, officer; he shall not go to prison. Padua.-Do you hear, sir ?--to leave frivolous Bap. Talk not, signior Gremio; I say, he shall circumstances,- I pray you, tell Signior Lucen- go to prison. tio, that his father is come from Pisa, and is Gre. Take heed, Signior Baptista, lest you be here at the door to speak with him.

coney-catched in this business; I dare swear, Ped. Thou liest; his father is come from Pisa, this is the right Vincentio. and here looking out at the window.

Ped. Swear, if thou darest. Vin. Art thou his father? (believe her. Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it. [Lucentio. Ped. Ay, sir; so his mother says, if I may Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not

Pet. Why, how now, gentleman! [To VIN- Gre. Yes, I know thee to be signior Lucentio. CEN.] why, this is flat knavery, to take upon Bap. Away with the dotard; to the gaol with you another man's name.


(abused: Ped. Lay hands on the villain; I believe 'a Vin. Thus strangers may be haled and means to cozen somebody in this city under O monstrous villain ! my countenance.


Pion. O, we are spoiled, and-Yonder he is;

deny him, forswear him, or else we are all unBion. I have seen them in the church toge- done. ther: God send 'em good shipping !--But who Luc. Pardon, sweet father. [Kneeling. is here ? mine old master, Vincentio ? now we Vin.

Lives my sweetest son ? are undone, and brought to nothing.

(BIONDELLO, TRANIO, and Pedant run out. Vin. Come hither, crack-hemp.

Bian. Pardon, dear father. [Kneeling. (Seeing BIONDELLO. Вар.

How hast thou offended ? Pim. I hope I may choose, sir.

Where is Lucentio ? Vin. Come hither, you rogue: What, have Luc.

Here's Lucentio, you forgot me?

Right son unto the right Vincentio; (mine, Bion. Forgot you? no, sir: I could not forget That have by marriage made thy daughter you, for I never saw you before in all my life. While counterfeit supposes blear'd thine eyne. Vin. What, you notorions villain, didst thou

Gre. Here's packing, with a witness, to de never see thy master's father, Vincentio ? ceive us all!

Bion. What, my old, worshipful old master? Vin. Where is that damned villain, Tranio, yes, marry, sir; see where he looks out of the That fac'd and brav'd me in this matter so? window.

Bap. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio? Vin. Is't so, indeed ? [Beats BIONDELLO.

Bian. Cambio is chang'd into Lucentio. Bion. Help, help, help! here's a madman will

Luc. Love wrought these miracles. Bianca's murder me.


love Ped. Help, son! help, Signior Baptista! Made me exchange my state with Tranio,

(Erit, from the windmo. While he did bear my countenance in the town; Pet. 'Prythee, Kate, let's stand aside, and see And happily I have arrived at last the end of this controversy. [They retire. Unto the wished haven of my bliss :Re-enter Pedant below; BAPTISTA, TRANIO, What Tranio did, myself enforc'd him to; and Servants.

Then pardon him, sweet father, for my sake. 7'ra. Sir, what are you that offer to beat my Vin. i'll slit the villain's nose, that would servant?

have sent me to the gaol. Vin. What am I, sir? nay, what are you, sir? Bup. But do you hear, sir? [TO LUCENTIO.) - immortal gods! O fine villain! A silken Have you married my daughter without asking doublet! a velvet hose! a scarlet cloak! and a my good-will ? oopatain hat!-0, I am undone! I am undone! Vin. Fear not, Baptista; we will content you, while I play the good husband at home, my son go to: But I will in, to be revenged for this and my servant spend all at the university. villany.

[Exit. T'ra. How now, what's the matter?

Bap. And I, to sound the depth of this knavery. Dap. What, is the man lunatick?

(Exit. Tra. Sir, you seem a sober ancient gentleman Luc. Look not pale, Bianca; thy father will by your habit, but your words show you a not frown. [Eceunt Luc. and Bian. madman: Why, sir, what concerns it you, if I Gre. My cake is dough: But I'll in among wear pearl and gold? I thank my good father, the rest : I am able to maintain it.

Out of hope of all, --but my share of the feast. Vin. Thy father? O, villain! he is a sail

[Exit. maker in Bergamo.

PETRUCHIO and KATHARINA advince Rrp. You mistake, sir; you mistake, sir: Kath. Husband, let's follow, to see the end of Pray, what do you think is his name?

this ado. Tin. His name? as if I knew not his name: Pet. First kiss me, Kate, and we will. I have brought him up ever since he was three Kath. What, in the midst of the street ? years old, and his name is-Tranio.

Pet. What, art thou ashamed of me? (kiss. Prd. Away, away, mad ass ! his name is Lu- Kath. No, sir; God forbid but ashamed to centio; and he is mine only son, and heir to Pet. Why, then let's home again :-Come, sirthe lands of me, Signior Vincentio.

rah, let's away: Vin. Lucentio ! 0), he hath murdered his Kath. Nay, I will give thee a kiss: now, pray master!

--Lay hold on him, I charge you, in the thee, love, stay.


Pet. Is not this well ?--Come, my sweet Kate; This bird you aim'd at, though you hit her not; Detier once than never, for never too late. Therefore, a health to all that shot and miss'd.

(Exeunt. Tra. O, sir, Lucentio slipp'd me like his SCENE II.

greyhound, A Room in Lucentio's Tlouse. A Banquet set out. Which runs himself, and catches for his master.

Pet. A good swift simile, but something cnrEnter BAPTISTO, VINCENTIO, GREMIO, the Pedant, rish.

(self; LUCENTIO, BIANCA, PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, Tra. "Tis well, sir, that you hunted for yourHORTENSIO, and Widow. Tranjo, BIONDELLO, 'Tis thought, your deer does hold you out a bay. Geumio, and others attending.

Bap. O ho, Petruchio, Tranio hits you now. Luc. At last, though long, our jarring notes Luc. I thank thee for that gird, good Tranio. agree;

Hor. Confess, confess, hath he not hit you And time it is, when raging war is done,

here? To smile at 'scapes and perils overblown.- Pet. 'A has a little gall'd me, I confess; My fair Bianca, bid my father welcome, And, as the jest did glance away from me, While I with selfsame kindness welcome 'Tis ten to one it maim'd you two outright. thine:

Bap. Now, in good sadness, son Petruchio, Brother Petruchio,-sister Katharina,

I think thou hast the veriest shrew of all. And thou, Hortensio, with thy loving widow,- Pet. Well, I say-no; and therefore, for asFeast with the best, and welcome to my house : Let's each one send unto his wife; (surance; My banquet is to close our stomachs up, And he, whose wife is most obedient After our great good cheer: 'Pray you, sit down; To come at first when he doth send for her, For now we sit to chat, as well as eat.

Shall win the wager which we will propose.

[Thry sit at table. Hor. Content What is the wager? Pet. Nothing but sit and sit, and eat and eat! Luc.

Twenty crowns. Bap. Padua affords this kindness, son Petru- Pet. Twenty crowns ! chio.

I'll venture so much on my hawk, or hound,
Pet. Padua affords nothing but what is kind. But twenty times so much upon my wife.
Hor. For both our sakes, I would that word Luc. A hundred tben.
were true.


Pet. Now, for my life, Hortensio fears his Pet.

A match ; 'tis done. Wid. Then never trust me if I be afeard. Hor. Who shall begin ? Pel. You are sensible, and yet you miss my


That will I. Go, I mean, Hortensio is afeard of [sense; Biondello, bid your mistress come to me. Wid. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns

Bion. I go.

[Erit. Pet. Roundly replied.

[round. Bap. Son, I will be your half, Bianca comes. Kath.

Mistress, how mean you that? Luc. I'll have no halves; I'll bear it all myself. Wid. Thus I conceive by him.

Re-enter BIONDELLO. Pet. Conceives by me!-How likes Hortensio How now! what news? that?

(tale. Bion. Sir, my mistress sends you word Hor. My widow says, thus she conceives her That she is busy, and she cannot come. Pet. Very well mended: Kiss him for that, Pet. How ! she is busy, and she cannot come! good widow.

[round: Is that an answer ? Kath. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns Gre,

Ay, and a kind one too: I pray you, tell me what you meant by that. Pray God, sir, your wife send you not a worse. Wid. Your husband, being troubled with a Pet. I hope, better.

(wife shrew,

Hor. Sirrah, Biondello, go, and entreat my Measures my husband's sorrow by his woe: To come to me forth with. [Exit BIONDELLO. And now you know my meaning.

0, hol entreat her! Kath. A very mean meaning.

Nay, then she must needs come.
Right, I mean you.

I am afraid, sir, Kath. And I am mean indeed, respecting you. Do what you can, yours will not be entreated. Pet. To her, Kate!

Re-enter BIONDELLO. Hor. To her, widow ! [down. Now where's my wife ?

(hand; Pet. A hundred marks, my Kate does put her Bion. She says, you have some goodly jest in Hor. That's my office.

She will not come; she bids you come to her. Pet. Spoke like an officer :-Ha' to thee, lad. Pet. Worse and worse; she will not come!

[Drinks lo HORTENSIO. Intolerable, not to be endur'd! [O vile, Bap. How likes Gremio these quick-witted Sirrah, Grumio, go to your mistress; folks?

Say, 1 command her come to me.[Exit GrumIO. Gre. Believe me, sir, they butt together well. Hor. I know her answer. Bian. Head, and butt? a hasty witted body Pet.

What? Would say, your head and butt were head and Hor.

She will not come. horn,

(you ? Pel. The fouler fortune mine, and there an Vin. Ay, mistress bride, hath that awaken'd end. Bian. Ay, but not frighted me; therefore I'll

Enter KATHARINA. sleep again.

Bap. Now, by my holidame, here comes KaPet. Nay, that you shall not: since you have tharina

[for me? Have at you for a bitter jest or two. [begun, Kath. What is your will, sir, that you send

Bian. Am I your bird? I mean to shift my bush, Pel. Where is your sister, and Hortensio's And then pursue me as you draw your bow :

wife? You are welcome all.

Kath. They sit conferring by the parlour fire. [Exeunt Bianca, Katharina, and Widow. Pet. Go fetch them hither; if they deny to Pet. She hath prevented me.-Here, Signior come,

(bands : Tranio,

Swingo me them soundly forth unto their bus


Away, I say, and bring them hither straight. Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper,

(Ecit KATHARINA. Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee, Luc. Here is a wonder, if you talk of a wonder. And for thy maintenance : commits his body Hor. And so it is; I wonder what it bodes. To painful labour, both by sea and land; Pet. Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and To watch the night in storms, the day in cold, quiet life,

While thou liest warm at home, secure and safe; An awful rule, and right supremacy; [happy. And craves no other tribute at thy hands, And, to be short, what not, that's sweet and Bat love, fair looks, and true obedience;

Bap. Now fair befall thee, good Petruchio! Too little payment for so great a debt. The wager thou hast won; and I will add Such duty as the subject owes the prince, Unto their losses twenty thousand crowns; Even such a woman oweth to her husband: Another dowry to another daughter,

And, when she's froward, peevish, sullen, sour, For she is chang'd, as she had never been. And, not obedient to his honest will,

Pet. Nay, I will win my wager better yet; What is she, but a foul contending rebel, And show more sign of her obedience, And graceless traitor to her loving lord ? Her new-built virtue and obedience.

I am asham'd, that women are so simple Re-enter KATHARINA, with Bianca, and Widow. To offer war, where they should kneel for peace,

Or seek for rule, supremacy and sway, See, where she comes; and brings your froward When they are bound to serve, love, and obey. wives

Why are our bodies soft, and weak, and smooth, As prisoners to her womanly persuasion.- Unapt to toil and trouble in the world; Katharine, that cap of yours becomes you not; But that our soft conditions and our hearts Off with that bauble, throw it under foot. Should well agree with our external parts ? (KATHARINA pulls off her cap, and throws Come, come, you froward and unable worms! it down.

My mind hath been as big as one of yours, Wid. Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh, My heart as great; my reason, haply, more, Till I be brought to such a silly pass ! To bandy word for word, and frown for frown:

Bian. Fye! what a foolish duty call you this? But now, I see, our lances are but straws; Luc. I would, your duty were as foolish too; Our strength as weak, our weakness past comThe wisdom of your duty, fair Bianca, [time. pare, Hast cost me a hundred crowns since supper- That seeming to be most, which we least are.

Bian. The more fool you for laying on my duty. Then vail your stomachs, for it is no boot; Pet. Katharine, I charge thee, tell these head-And place your hands below your husband's foot: strong women

In token of which duty, if he please, What duty they do owe their lords and husbands. My hand is ready, may it do him

ease. Wid. Come, come, you're mocking; we will Pet. Why, there's a wench !--Come on, and have no telling.

kiss me, Kate.

[shalt ha't. Pet. Come on, I say; and first begin with her. Luc. Well, go thy ways, old lad; for thou Wid. She shall not.

Vin. 'Tis a good hearing, when children are Pat. I say she shall, and first begin with her. towaru.

[froward. Kath. Fye, fye! unknit that threatning un- Luc. But a harsh hearing when women are kind brow;

Pet. Come, Kate, we'll to bed :And dart not scornful glances from those eyes, We three are married, but you two are sped. To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor : 'Twas I won the wager, though you hit the white; It blots thy beauty, as frosts do bite the meads;

[TO LUCENTIO. Confounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shake fair And, being a winner, God give you good night! And in no sense is meet or amiable. (buds;

[Exeunt PETRUCHIO and Kath. A woman mov'd, is like a fountain troubled, Hor. Now go thy ways, thou hast tam d a Muddy, ill seeming, thick, bereft of beauty;

curst shrew. And, while it is so, none so dry or thirsty Luc. 'Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will Will deign to sip, or touch one drop of it.

be tam'd so.


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Mopsa, Shepherdesses.

Persons Represented. LEONTES, King of Sicilia.

An old Shepherd, reputed Father of Perdita. MAMILLIUS, his Son.

Clown, his Son. CAMILLO,

Servant to the old Shepherd.

AUTOLYCU's, a Rogue.
Sicilian Lords.

Time, as Chorus.

HERMIONE, Queen to Leontes.
Another Sicilian Lord.
Rogero, a Sicilian Gentleman.

PERDITA, Daughter to Leontes and Hermione.

PAULINA, Wife to Antigonus.
An Attendant on the young Prince Mamillius.
Officers of a Court of Judicature.

Two other Ladies, }attending the Queen.
POLIXENES, King of Bohemia.
FLORIZEL, his Son.

ARCHIDAMUS, a Bohemian Lord.
A Mariner.

Lords, Ladies, and Attendants; Satyrs for a Gaoler.

Dance ; Shepherds, Shepherdesses, Guards,&c. SCENE-sometimes in Sicilia, sometimes in Bohemia.

shook hands, as over a vast; and embraced, ag Art First.

it were, from the ends of opposed winds. The

heavens continue their loves! SCENE T.

Arch. I think, there is not in the world either Sicilia, An Antichamber in Leontes' Palace.

malice, or matter, to alter it. You have an un

speakable comfort of your young prince MamilEnter CAMILLO and ARCHIDAMUS. lius; it is a gentleman of the greatest promise, Arch. If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit that ever came into my note. Rohemia, on the like occasion whereon my

Cam. I very well agree with you in the hopes services are now on foot, you shall see, as 1 of him: it is a gallant child; one that, indeed, have said, great difference betwixt our Bohe- physics the subject, makes old hearts fresh: mia, and your Sicilia.

they, that went on crutches ere he was born, Cam, I think, this coming summer, the King desire yet their life, to see him a man. of Sicilia means to pay Bohemia the visitation

Arch. Would they else be content to die? which he justly owes him.

Cam. Yes; if there were no other excuse why Arch. Wherein ourentertainment shallshame they should desire to live. us, we will be justified in our loves: for, indeed, - Arch. If the king had no son, they would deCam. Beseech you,

sire to live on crutches till he had one. [Exeunt. Arch. Verily, I speak it in the freedom of my

SCENE II. knowledge: we cannot with such magnificence -in so rare-I know not what to say-We

The same.

A Room of State in the Palace. will give you sleepy drinks: that your senses, Enter LEONTES, POLIXENES, HERMIONE, MAMILinintelligent of our insuflicience, may, though LIUS, CAMILLO, and Attendants. they cannot praise us, as little accuse us. Pol. Nine changes of the wat’ry star have been

Cam. You pay a great deal too dear for what's The shepherd's note, since we have left our given freely.

Without a burden: time as long again throne Arch. Believe me, I speak as my understanding Would be fill'd up, my brother, with our thanks: instructs me, and as mine honesty puts it to And yet we should, for perpetuity, utterance.

Go hence in debt: And therefore, like a cipher, Cam. Sicilia cannot show himself over-kind Yet standing in rich place, I multiply, to Bohemia. They were trained together in With one we-tbank-you, many thousands more their childhoods; and there rooted betwist them That go before it. then such an affection, which cannot choose but Leon.

Stay your thanks awhile; branch now. Since their more mature digni- And pay them when you part. ties, and royal necessities, made separation of Pol.

Sir, that's to-morrow. their society, their encounters, though not per- I am question'd by my fears, of what may chance, sonal, have been royally attornied, with inter- Or breed upon our absence : That may blow change of gifts, letters, loving embassies; that No sneaping winds at home, to make us say, they have seemed to be together, though absent; This is put forth too truly! Besides, I have stay'd

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