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TRAN10, CHRISTOPHER SL1, a drunken tinker: Persons

Servants to Lucentio. Hostess, Page, Players, Huntsmen and in chenna GREMIS, } Servants to Petruchio.

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PEDANT, an old Fellow, set up to personate Vlo BAPTISTA, a rich gentleman of Padua. VINCENTIO, an old gentleman of Pisa. Lucestio, Son to Vincentio, in love with Bianca. KATHARINA, the Shreu,} Daughters to Baptista. PETROCHIO, a Genlleman of Verona, a Suitor to BIANCA, her sister, Katharina.


Tauor, Haberdasher, and Servants, attending on HORTEN'$10,} Suitors to Bianca.

Baptista and Petruchio


SCENE I.-Before an alehouse on a healh. And brave attendants near him when he wakes,

Would not the beggar then forget himself?
Enter Hostess and SLY.

1 Hunt. Believe me, lord, I think he cannot

choose. Sly. I'll pheese! you, in faith. Hist. A pair of stocks, you rogue!

2 Hunt. It would seem strange unto him when

he wak'd. Slu. Y'are a baguage; the Slies are no rogies. Look in the chronicles, we came in with Richard

Lord. Even as a flattering dream, or worthless Conquerer. Therefore parcus pallabris ;; let the

fancy. world slide : Sessa! 3

Then take him up, and manage well the jest: Host. You will not pay for the glasses you have Carry him gently to my fairest chamber, burst?

And bang it round with all my wanton pictures: Sly. No, not a denier: Go by, says Jeronimo;- Balm his foul head with warm distilled waters, Go to thy cold bed, and warm thee..

And bur sweet wood to make the lodging sweet. Host. Í know my remedy; I must go fetch the Procure me music ready when he wakes, third borough.s

To make a dulcet and a heavenly sound; Sly. Third, or fourth, or fifth borough, I'll an- And if he chance to speak, be ready straight, swer him by law : I'll not budye an inch, boy; let And, with a low subniissive reverence him come, and kindly.

Say,-- What is it your honor will command ? (Lies doun on the ground, and falls asleep. Full of rose-water, and bestrew d with flowers;

Let one attend him with a silver bason, Wind horns. Enter a Lord from hunting, with Another bear the ewer, the third a diaper, Huntsman and Servants.

And say,-Will't please your lordship cool your

hands? Lord. Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my some one be ready with a costly suit,

hounds; Brach. Merriman,- the poor cur is embosed,

And ask him what apparel he will wear; And couple Clowder with the deep-mouthed brach. Another tell him of his hounds and horse, Saw st thou not, boy, how Silver made it good

And that his lady mourns at his disease: It the hedge corner, in the coldest fault?

Persuade him that he hath been lunatic; I would not lose the dog for twenty pound.

And, when he says he is,-say that he dreams, i Hunt. Why, Belman is as good as he, my lord; This do, and do it kindly, genile sirs;

For he is nothing but a mighty lord.
He cried upon it at the inerest Toss,
And twice to-day pick'd out the dullest scent:

It will be pastime passing excellent,
Trust me, I take him for the better dog.

If it be husbanded with modesty. Lord. Thou art a fool; if Echo were as fleet,

1 Hunt. My lord, I warrant you, we'll play our I would esteem him worth a dozen sucb.


As he shall think, by our true di.igence, But sup then well, and look unto them all;

He is no less than what we say he is. Tomorrow I intend to hunt again. | Hunt. I will, my lord.

Lord. Take him up gently, and to bed with him, Lord. What's here? one dead, or drunk? See,

And each vne to his office when he wakes.-doth he breathe ?

(Some bcur out Sly. A trumpet sounds, 2 Hunt. He breathes, iny lord: Were he not

Sirrah, go see what truinpet 'tis that sounds:

(Exit Servant warm d with ale. This were a bed but cold to sleep so soundly.

Belike, some noble gentleman; that means, Lord. O monstrous beast ! how like a swine he Traveling some journey, to repose him here.lies!

Re-enter a Servant.
Grim death, how foul and loathsome is thine image! How now? who is it?
Sirs, I will practise on this drunken man.


An it please your honor What think you, if he were convey'd to bed, Wrapp'd in sweet clothes, rings put upon his fingers,

Players that offer service to your lordship.

Lord. Bid them come near :A most delicious banquet by his bed,

Enter Players. Beat or knock. Few words

• Be quiet.

Now, fellows, you are welcome. This line and scrap of Spanish is ured in burlesque 1 Play. We thank your honor. trom an old play called llieronymo, or the Spanish Trag. Lord. Do you intend to stay with me to-night dy. . An officerwhose authority equals that of a constable.

2 Play. So please your lordship to accept our dutv • Bitch. Strained,

• Moderation

Lord. With all my heart.—This fellow I remem- by birth a pedlar, by education a card-maher, hy bor,

transmutation a bear-herd, and now by present Since once he play'd a farmer's eldest son ;

profession a tinker! Ask Marian Hacket, the fat 'Twas where you wood the gentlewoman so well: ale-wife of Wincot, if she know me not: if she say I have forgot your naine; but sure that part I ain not fourteeni pence on the score for sheer ale, Was aptly fitted, and naturally perforin d.

score me up for the lyingest knave in Christendon 1 Ply. I think 'twas Soto, that your bonor means. What, I ani not bestraught; Here's

Lord."'Tis very true ;-thou didst it excellent. 1 Sérv. O, this it is that makes your lady mourn. Well, you are come to me in happy time;

2 Serv. 0, this it is that makes your servants The rather, for I have some sport in hand,

droop. Wherein your cunning can assist me much.

Lord. Hence comes it that your kindred shun There is a lord will hear you play to-night:

your house, But I am doubtful of your modesties;

As beaten hence by your strange lunacy. Lest, over-eying of his odd behavior,

0, noble lord, bethink thee of thy birth; (For yet his honor never heard a play,)

Call home thy ancient thoughts from banishment, You break into some merry passion,

And banish hence these abject lowly dreains: And so offend him; for I tell you, sirs,

Look how thy servants do attend on thee, If you should smile, he grows impatient.

Each in his office ready at thy beck. 1 Play. Fear not, my lord; we can contain our- Wilt thou have music? hark! A pollo plays, selves,

(Musu. Were he the veriest antic in the world.

And twenty caged nightingales do sing : Lord. Go, sirrah, take them to the buttery, Or wilt thou sleep? we'll have thee to a couch, And give them friendly welcome every one: Softer and sweeter than the lustful bed Let them want nothing that my house affords.- On purpose trimm'd up for Seiniramis.

įExeunt Šervant and Players. Say, thou wilt walk; we will bestrew the ground: Sirrah, go you to Bartholomew, my page,

Or wilt thou ride ? thy horses shall be trapp d,

iTo a Servant. Their harness studded all with gold and pearl. And see him dress'd in all suits like a lady: Dost thou love hawking! thou hast hawks will soai That done, conduct him to the drunkard's chamber, Above the morning lark: Or wilt thou hunt? And call him-madam, do him obeisance,

Thy hounds shall make the welkin answer them, Tell him from me, (as he will win my love,) And fetch shrill echoes from the hollow earth. He bear himself with honorable action,

1 Serv. Say, thou wilt course; thy greyhounds Such as he hath observed in noble ladies

are as swift Unto their lords, by them accomplished:

As breathed stays, ay, fleeter than the roe. Such duty to the drunkard let him do.

2 Serv. Dost thou love pictures ? we will fetch With soft low tongue, and lowly courtesy ;

thiee straight And say-What is't your honor will command, Adonis, painted by a running brook: Wherein your lady, and your humble wife, And Cytherea all in sedges hid; May show her duty, and make known her love? Which seem to move and wanton with her breath, And then--with kimd embracements, tempting kisses, Even as the waving sedges play with wind. And with declining head into his bosom,–

Lurd. We'll show thee lo, as she was a maid ; Rid him shed tears, as being overjoy d.

And how she was beguiled and surpris de To see her noble lord restor'd lo health,

As lively painted as the deed was done. Who, for twice seven years, hath esteemed him 3 Serv. Or Daphne, roaining through a thorny No better than a poor and loathsome beggar;

wood : And if the boy have not a woman's gift,

Scratching her legs that one shall swear she bleeds: To rain a shower of commanded tears,

And at that siglit shall sad Apollo weep, An onion will do well for such a shift;

So workmanly the blood and tears are drawn. Which in a napkin being close convey'd,

Lord. Thou art a lord, and nothing but a lord: Shall in despite enforce a watery eye.

Thou hast a lady far more beautiful See this despatch'd with all the haste thou canst ;| Than any woman in this waning age. Anon I'll give thee more instructions.

1 Serv. And, till the tears that stie had shed for (Exit Servant.

thee, I know, the boy will well usurp the grace,

Like envious floods, o'er-ran her lovely face. Voice, gait, and action of a gentlewoman:

She was the fairest creature in the world;
I long to hear him call the drunkard, husband; And yet she is inferior to none.
And how my men will stay themselves from laugh- Sły. Am I a lord? and have I such a lady?

Or do I dream ? or have I dream'd till now
When they do homage to this simple peasant. I do not sleep; I see, I hear, I speak;
I'll in to counsel them: haply my presence

I smell sweet savors, and I feel soft things:May well abate the over merry spleen,

Upon my life, I am a lord, indeed; Which otherwise would go into extremes.

And not a tinker, nor Cristophero Sly.

(Exeunt. Well, bring our lady hither to our sight: SCENE II.- A Bedchamber in the Lord's House. And once again, a pot o' the smallest ale.

2 Serv. Will't please your mightiness to wish Sur is discovered in a rich night-gown, with Attend

your hands? ants; some with apparel, others with basın.

(şervants present an ewer, basin, and mpkin. ewer, and asher appurtenances. Enter Lord, o, how we joy to see your wit restor'd! dressed liha w Sorvant.

0, that once more you knew but what you are! Sly. For God's sake, a pot of small ale.

These fifteen years, you have been in a dream; i Serv. Will't please your lordship drink a cur Or. when you wak'd, so wak’d as if you slept. of sack ?

Sly. These fifteen years! by my fay, a goodly nap 2 Serv. Will't please your honor taste of these But did I never speak of all that time? conserves ?

1 Serv. O, yes, my lord; but very idle words. 3 Scru. What raiment will your honor wear to-day? For though you lay here in this goodly chamber,

Sly. I am Christopher siy; call not me-honor. Yet you would say, ye were beaten out of doors; nor lordship: I never drank sack in my life ; and if And rail upon the hostess of the house; you give me any conserves, give me conserves of And say, you would present her at the leet,' beef: Neur ask me what raiment l'll wear, for 1 Because she brought stone jugs and no seal'd quarts have no more doublets than backs, no more stock. Sometimes you would call out for Cicely Hacket. ings than legs, nor no niore shoes than feet; nay, Sly. Ay, the woman's maid of the house. sometimes, more feet than shoes, or such shoes as 3 Serv. Why, sir, you know no house, nor no my toes look through the over-leather.

such maid Lord. Heaven cease this idie huinor in your Nor no such men, as you have reckond up,honor!

As Stephen Sly, and old Jolin Naps of Greece, O, that a mighty man of such descent,

And Peter Turf, and Henry Pimpernell; Of such possessions, and so high esteem,

And twenty more such names and men as these Should be infused with so foul a spirit!

Which never were, nor no man ever saw. Sly. What, would you make me mad? Am not Sly. Now, Lord be thanke i tor my good amende I Christopher Sly, old Sly's son of Burton-heath;

. Distracted.

* Courtieel

AU. Amen.

Or, if not so, until the sun be set:
Sly. I thank thee; thou shall not lose by it. For your physicians have expressly charged,

Enter the Page, as a Lally, with Attendants. In peril to incur your foriner malady,
Page. How fares my noble lord ?

That I should yet absent me from your bed :
Sly. Marry. I fare well; for here is cheer enough. I hope, this reason, stands for my excuse.
Where is my wife?

Sly. Ay, it stands so, that I may hardly tarry so Page. Here, noble lord; what is thy will with her? long. But I would be loath to fall into my dreams Sly. Are you my wife, and will not call me

again; I will therefore tarry, in despite of the flesh husband?

and the blood. My men should call me-lord; I am your goodman.

Enter a Servant. Page. My husband and my lord, my lord and

Serv. Your honor's players, hearing your amend. husband;

ment, I am your wife in all obedience.

Are come to play a pleasant comedy: Sly. I know it well :- What must I call her ? For so your doctors hold it very meet; Lord. Madam.

Seeing ioo much sadness hath congeald your blood, Sly. Al'ce madam, or Joan madam?

And melancholy is the nurse of frenzy, Lord. Madam and nothing else; so lords call ladies. Therefore, they thought it good you hear a play, Sly. Madam wife, they say that I have dream'd, And frame your mind to mirth and merriment, and slept

Which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life. Above some fifteen year and more.

Sly. Marry, I will; let them play it: Is not a Page. Ay, and the time seems thirty unto me: commonly a Christmas gambol, or a tumbling-trick? Being all this time abandon'd from your bed.

Page. No, my good lord: it is more pleasing stuif. Sly. 'Tis much ; Servants, leave me and her Sly. What, household stuff? alone.

Puge. It is a kind of history. Madam, undress you, and come now to bed.

Sly. Well, we'll see't: Come, madam wife, sit Page. Thrice noble lord, let me entreat of you, by my side, and let the world slip; we shall ne'er To pardon me yet for a night or two;

be younger.

[Thzy sil down.

ACT 1.

SCENE I.- Padua. A public Place.

For how I firmly am resolved you know,

That is, - not to bestow my youngest daughter, Enter LUCENTIo and Tran10.

Before I have a husband for the elder: Luc. Tranio, since - for the great desire I had If either of you both love Katharina, To see fair Padua, nursery of arts,

Because I know you well, and love you well, I am arrived for fruitful Lombardy,

Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure. The pleasant garden of great Italy:

Gra. To cart her rather: She's too rough for me:And, by my father's love and leave, am arm'd There, there, Hortensio, will you any wife? With his good will, and thy good company,

Kath. I pray you, sir, [To BAP) is it your will Must trusty servant, well approv'd in all;

To make a stale of me amongst these mates! Here let us breathe, and happily institute

Hor. Mates, maid! how mean you that ? no mates A course of learning, and ingenious studies.

for you, Pisa, renowned for grave citizens,

Unless you were of gentler, milder mould. Gave me my being, and my father first,

Kath. I'faith, sir, you shall never need to fear; A merchant of great traffic through the world, I wis," it is not half way to her heart : Vincentio, come of the Bentivolii.

But, if it were, doubt vot her care should be Vincentio, his son, brought up in Florence, To comb your noddle with a three-legg d stool, It shall become, to serve all hopes conceivid, And paini your face, apd use you like a fool. To deck his fortune with his virtuous deeds:

Hor. From all such devils, good Lord, deliver us! And therefore, Tranio, for the time I study,

Gre. And me, too, good Lord ! Virtue, and that part of philosophy

Tra. Hush, master! here is some good pastime Will I apply, that treats of happiness

toward; By virtue specially to be achievid.

That wench is stark mad, or wonderful froward. Tell me thy mind: for I have Pisa left,

Luc. But in the other's silence I do see
And am to Padua come: as he that leaves

Maid's mild behavior and sobriety.
A shallow plash. to plunge him in the deep, Peace, Tranio.
And with satiety seeks to quench his thirst.

Tra. Well said, master; mum! and gaze your fil. Tra. Mi perdonate,' genile master mine,

Bap. Gentlemen, that I may soon make good I am in all affected as yourself;

Wbai I have said, — Bianca, get you in : Glad that you thus continue your resolve,

And let it not displease thee, good Bianca; To suck the sweets of sweet philosophy.

For I will love thee ne'er the less, my girl. Only, good master, while we do admire

Kath. A pretty peat !'lis best This virtue, and this moral discipline,

Put finger in the eye,-an she knew why. Let's be no stoics, nor no stocks, I pray;

Bian. Sister, content you in my discontent.-Or so devote to Aristotle's checks,

Sir, to your pleasure humbly I subscribe; As Ovid be an outcast quite abjur’d:

My books, and instruments, shall be my company. Talk logic with acquaintance that you have, On them to look, and practise by myself, And practise rhetoric in your common talk:

Luc. Hark, Tranio! thou mayst hear Minerva Music and poesy uzed to quicken you;


| Aside The mathemnatics and the metaphysics,

Hor. Signior Baptista, will you be so strange? Fall to them as you find your stomach serves you: Sorry am I, that our good will effects No profit grows, where is no pleasure ta'en ;- Bianca's grief. In brief, sir, study what you most affect.


Why will you mew, her up, Luc. Gramercies, Tranio, well dost thou advise. Signior Baptista, for this fiend of hell, If, Biondello, thou wert come ashore,

And make her bear the penance of her tongue ?We could at once put us in readiness:

Bup. Gentlemen, content ye; I am resolv*d:And take a lodging fit to entertain

Go in, Bianca.

| Exit Bianca. Such friends, as the time in Padua shall beget. And for I know, she taketh most delight fut stay awhile: What company is this?

In music, instruments, and poetry, Tra. Master, some show, to welcome us to town. school masters will I keep within my house Enter BAPTISTA, KATHARINA, BIANCA, GREMIO, Fit to instruct her youth.- If you, Hortensio und HORTENS10.

LUCENTIO and TRANJO Or Signior Gremio, you,- know any such, stand aside.

Prefer them hither; for to cunning men Bap. Gentlemen, importune me no further,

I will be very kind, and liberal

To mine own children in good bringing up;
3 Ingenuous. •Small pieces of water.
Pardon me.


* Think. . Harsh rules.


For Comedy,

And so farewell. Katharina, you may stay ; And therefore has he closely mew'd her up,
For I have more to commune with Bianca. [Exit. Because she shall not be annoy'd with suitors

Kuth. Why, and I trust, I inay go too; May I not? Luc. Ah, Tranio, what a cruel father's he!
What, shall I be appointed hours; as though, belike, But art thou not advised, he took some care
I knew not what to take, and what to leave? | Exit. To get her cunning masters to instruct her!

Gre. You may go to the devil's dam; your giftsi Tra. Ay, marry, am I, sir; and now 'tis plotted.
are so good, here is none will hold you. Our love Luc. I have it, Tranio.
is not so great, Hortensio, but we may blow our nails Tra.

Master, for my hand, together, and fast it fairly out; our cake's dough on Both our inventions meet and jump in one. both sides. Farewell:-- Yet, for the love I bear Luc. Tell me thine first. my sweet Bianca, if I can by any means light on a Tra.

You will be schoolmaster, fit man, to teach her that wherein she delights, I And undertake the teaching of the inaid : will wish hun to her father.

That's your device. Hor. So will I, signior Gremio: But a word, I Luc.

It is: May it be done ? pray. Though the nature of our quarrel yet never Tra. Not possible ; For who shall bear your part, 1,700k'd parle, know now, upon advice,a ii toucheth And be in Padua here Vincentio's son ! us both, that we may yet again have access to keep house, and ply his book; welcome his friends. our fair mistress, and be happily rivals in Bianca's Visii his countrymen, and banquet them? love,- to labor and effect one thing 'specially. Luc. Basta ;" content thee ; for I have it full. Gre. What s that, I pray ?

We have not yet been seen in any house; Hor. Marry, sir, to get a husband for her sister. Nor can we be distinguished by our faces, Gre. A husband! a devil.

For man, or master; then it follows thus; Hor. I say, a husband.

Thou shalt be master, Tranio, in my stead, Gre. I say, a devil: Think'st thou, Hortensio, Keep house and port, and servants as I should: though her father be very rich, any man is so very

I will scine other be; some Florentine, a fool to be married to her?

Some Ne

politan, or mean man of Pisa. Hor. Tush, Gremio; though it pass your patience, 'Tis hatch'd, and shall be so:-Tranio, at once and mine to endure her loud alarunis, why, man, Uncase thee; take my colord hat and cloak: there be good fellows in the world, an a man could When Biondello comes, he waits on thee; light on them, would take with her all faults, and But I will charm him first to keep his tongue. money enough.

Tra. So had you need. They exchange habits. Gré. I cannot tell; but I had as lief take her In brief then, sir, sitho it your pleasure is, dowry with this condition, -- to be whipped at the And I am tied to be obedient: high-cross, every morning.

(For so your father charg'd me at cur parting, Hor. Faith as you say, there's small choice in Be serviceable to my sm, quoth he, rotten apples. But, come; since this bar in law Although, I think, iwar in another sense ;) makes us friends, it shall be so far forth friendly I am content to be Lucentio, maintained, — till by helping Baptista's eldest Because so well I love Lucentio. daughter to a husband, we set his youngest free Lluc. Tranio, be so, becaus Lucentio loves : for a husband, and then have tot afresh. — Sweet And let me be a slave, to achiere ibai maid Bianca! - Happy man be bis dole !3 How say you, Whose sudden sight hath thrall'd my wounded eye. signior Gremio ?

Enter Bios DELLO. Gre. I am agreed : and would I had given him Here comes the rogue. Sirrah, where have you been? the best horse in Padua to begin his wooing, that Bion. Where have I been? Nay, how nuw, where would thoroughly woo her, wed her, and bed her.

are you? and rid the house of her. Come on.

Master, has my fellow Tranio stol'n your clothez ! | Ereunt Gremio and HORTENSIO. Or you stol'n his? or both ? pray, what's the new Tra. (Advancing.) I pray, sir, tell me,-Is it Luc. Sirrah, come hither; 'tis no time ti ya possible

And therefore frame your manners to the tichom
That love should of a sudden take such hold? Your fellow Tranio here, to save my life,
Liu. O Tranio, till I found it to be true,

Puts my apparel and my countenance on,
I never thought it possible, or likely ;

And I for my escape have put on his; But see! while idly I stood looking on,

For in a quarrel, since I came ashore, I found the effect of love in idleness :

I kill'd a inan, and fear I was descried: And now in plainness do confess to thee,-

Wait you on him, I charge you, as becomes, That art to me as secret, and as dear,

While I make way from hence to save my life. As Anna to the queen of Carthage was,

You understand me. Tranio, I burn, I pine, I perish, Tranio,

Bion. I, sir? ne'er a whit.
If I achieve not this young modest girl :

Luc. And not a jot of Tranio in your mouth,
Counsel me, Tranio, for I know thou canst; Tranio is changed into Lucentio
Assist me, Tranio, for I know thou wilt.

Bion. The better for him: 'Would I were so too!
Tra. Master, it is no time to chide you now; Tra. So would I, faith, boy, to have the next wish
Affection is not rated from the heart:

after,If love have touched you, nought reinains but so,- | That Lucentio indeed had Baptista's younges Redime te captum quam queas minimo:

Luc. Gramercies, lad; go forward: this contents; But, sirrah,- not for my sake, but your master's
The rest will comfort, for thy counsel's sound.

I advise
Tra. Master, you look'd so longlys on the maid, You use your manners discreetly in all kind al
Perhaps you mark'd not what's the pith of all.

Luc. o yes, I saw sweet beauty in her face, When I am alone, why, then I am Tranio:
Such as the daughter of Agenors had,

But in all places else, your master Lucentio.
That made great Jove to humble bim to her hand, Luc. Tranio, let's go:-
When with his knees he kissd the Cretan strand. One thing more rests, that thyself execute;-
Tra. Saw you no more ? mark'd you not, how her To make one among these wooers: Il' thou ask me

Began to scold; and raise up such a storm, Sufficeth, my reasons are both good and weighty
That mortal ears might hardly endure the din ?

(Errunt. Luc. Tranio, I saw her coral lips to move,

1 Serv. My lord, you nod: you do not mind the And with her breath she did perfume the air ;

play. Sacred and sweet was all I saw in her.

Sly. Yes, by saint Anne, do I. good matter,
Tra. Nay, then 'tis time to stir him from his trance. surely; Comes there any more of it?
I pray awake, sir; If you love the maid,

Page. My lord lis but begun.
Bend thoughts and wits to achieve her. Thus it Sly. Tis a very excellent piece of work, madam
stands :-

lady: 'Would t were done! Her eldest sister is so curst and shrewd,

SCENE 11.- Before Hortensio's House. That, till the father rid his hands of her,

Enter PETRUCH10 and GRUM10. Master, your love must live a maid at home;

Pet. Verona, for a while I take my leapi, 1 Endowments. . Consideration. a Gain or lot.

To see my friends in Padua; but, of all, • Drives out by chiding. • Longingly. • Europa. 'Tis enough. •Show, appearance.


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My best beloved and approved f iend,

I can, Petruchio, help thee to a wife
Hortensio; and, I rrow, this is his house :-

With wealth enough, and young, and beautrous:
Here, sirrah Giomio: hneck, I say.

Brought up as best !ecomes a gentlewoman:
Gru. knoch, sir! whoin should I knock? is there Her only fault (and that is fault enough)
any man has rebused your worship?

Is,- that she is intolerably curst,
Pet. Viliain, I say, knock me here soundly. And shrewd, and froward; so beyond all measure,

Gru. knock you here, sir? why, sir, what am I That, were my state far worser than it is,
sir, that I should knock you here, sir?

I would not wed her for a mine of gold.
Pel. Villain, I say, knock me at this gate,

Pet. Hortensio, peace; thou know'st not gold's
And rap me well, or I'll knock your knave's pate.

effect :
Gru. My master is grown quarrelsome: I should Tell me her father's name, and 'tis enough;
knock you first,

For I will board her, though she chide as loud
And then I know after, who comes by the worst. As thunder, when the clouds in autumn crack.
Pct. Will it not be !

Hor. Her father is Baptista Minola,
'Faiti, sirrah, an you'll not knock, l'll wring it; An aflable and courteous gentieman:
I'll try how you can, sol, fa, and sing it.

Her name is Katharina Minola,
[He wrings GRUMIO by the ears. | Renown'd in Padua for her scolding tongue.
Gru. Help, masters, help! my master is mad. Pet. I know her father, though I know not her
Pet. Now, knock when i bid you: sirrah! villain! And he knew my deceas'd father well :-

I will not sleep, Hortensio, till I see her;
Hor. How now? what's the matter ? – My old And therefore let me be thus bold with you,
friend Grumio! and my good friend Petruchio!- To give you over at this first encounter,
Ilow do you all at Verona ?

Unless you will accompany me thither.
Pet. Signor Hortensio, come you to part the Grue. I pray you, sir, let him go while the humor
fray? Con tutto il core bene trovato, may I say. lasts. O’ my word, an she knew him as well as I
Hor. Alla nostra cura bene venuto,

do, she would think scolding would do little good Molt bonoruto signor mio Petruchi.

upon him: Slie may, perhaps, call him halt' a score Risa, Gruinio, rise; we will compound this quarrel.knaves, or so: why, that's nothing; and be begin

Gru. Nay, 'tis no matter, what he 'legesa in Latin. once, he'll rail in his rope-tricks. I'll tell you what,
-If this be not a lawful cause for me to leave his sir, -- and she stand him but a little, he will throw a
service.- Look you, sir,-- he bid me knock him, figure in her face, and so distigure her with it, that
ani rap him soundly, sir: Well, was it fit for a ser- she shall have no more eyes to see withal than a cat:
Fant wyse hismasterso; being, perhaps, (für aught You know him not, sir.
I see, two-and-thirty,- a pip oui !

Hor. Tarry, Petruchio, I must go with thee;
Whom would to God, I had well knockd at first, For in Baptista's keep my treasure is:
Then had not Grumio come by the worst.

He hath the jewel of my life in hold,
Pel. A senseless villain! - Good Hortensio, His youngest daughter, beautituri Bianca;
I bade the rascal knock upon your gaie

And her withholds from me, and other more
And could not get him for my heart to do it. Suitors to her, and rivals in my love:
Gru. knock at the gate? -- () heavens!

Supposing it a thing impossible,
Spake you not these words plain - Sirrah, knock (For those detects I have before rehears d,)
me here,

That ever Katharina will be woo'd;
Rop me well knock me well, and knock me Therefore this orders hath Baptista ta'en :-

That none shall have accese unto Bianca,
And come you now with --- knocking at the gate? Till Katharine the curst have got a husband.

Pel. Sirah, be gone, or talk not, I advise you. Gru. Katharine the curst!
Hor. Petruchio, patience; I am Grumio's pledge; A title for a maid, of all titles the worst.
Why, this is a heavy chance twixt him and you; Hor. Now shall my friend Petruchio do me grace,
Your ancient, trusty, pleasant servant Grumio. And offer me disguis'd in sober robes,
And tell me now, sweet friend,—what happy gale To old Baptista as a schoolmaster
Blows you to Padua here, from old Verona

Well seeni in music, to instruct Bianca:
Pct. Such wind as scatters young men through That so I may by this device, at least,
the world,

Have leave and leisure to make love to her,
To set their fortunes further than at home, And, unsuspected, court her by herself.
Where small experience grows. But, in a few,
Siznior Hortensio, thus it stands with me:-

Enter GREMIO; with him LUCENTIO, disguised,
Antonio, my father, is deceased:

with books under his arm. And I have thrust myself into this maze,

Gru. Here's no knavery! See; to beguile the Haply to wive, and thrive as I best may

old folks, how the young folks lay their heads to Crowns in my purse I have, and goods at home, And so am come abroad to see the world.

gether! Master, master, look about you: Who Jur. Petruchio, sball I then come roundly to thee,

goes there? ha!' Ani wish thee to a shrewd ill-favored witë?

Hor. Peace, Grumio, 'tis the rival of my love ::

Petruchio, stand by a while.
Thou'dist thank me but a little for my counsel:
And yet l'li promise thee she shall be rich,

Gru. A proper stripling, and an amorous !

[They retire.
And very rich:- but thou'rt too much my friend, Gre. O, very well; I have perused the note.
And I'll not wish thee to her.
Pet. Signior Hortensio, 'twixt such friends as we,

Hark you, sir; I'll have them fairly bound :

All books of love, see that at any liand:
Few words suffice: and iherefore, if thou know

And see you read no other lectures to her;
One rich enough to be Petruchio's wife
(As wealth is burthen of my wooing dance,)

You understand me: - over and beside
Be she as foul as was Florentius love, a

Signior Baptista's liberality,

Til mend it with a largess : --- Take your papers too,
As old as Sybil, and as curst and shrewd
As Socrales Xantippe, or a worse,

And let me have them very well perfum'd;

For she is sweeter than perfume itself,
She moves me not, or not removes at least,
Affection's edge in me; were she as rough

To whom they go. What will you read to her?

Luc. Whate'er I read to her, I'll plead for you,
As are the swelling Adriatic seas:

As for my patron, (stand you so assured,)
1.come to wive it wealthily in Padua ;
li wealthily, then happily in Padua.

As firmly as yourselt were still in place;
Gru. Nay, look you, sir, he tells you fatly what Than you, unless you were a scholar, sir.

Yea, and (perhaps) with more successful words
his mind is: Why, give bim gold enough and marry Gre. o this learning! what a thing it is!
hun w a puppet, or an aglet baby;or an old trot

Gru. O this woodcock! what an ass it is! with ne'er a tooth in her head, though she have as

Pt. Peace, sirrah.
inany diseases as two and fifty horses; why noth- Hor. Grumio, mum!-God save you, signiop
mz comes amiss, so money comes withal.

Hor. Petruchio, siņce we have stepp'd thus far in,
I will continue that I broach'd in jest.

Gre. And you're well met, signior Hortensio.

Trow you,

Whither I am going ? - To Baptista Minola.
See the story, No. 39, C! " A Thousand Notable Things."
• A small image in the tag of a lace.

• Abusive language.

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