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I promis'd to enquire carefully

Tra. Even he. Biondello ! About a schoolmaster for fair Bianca:

Gre. Hark you, sir; You mean not her to And, by good fortune, I have lighted well

Tra. Perhaps, hin and her, sir; What have you On this young man: for learning and behavior,

to do? Fit for her turn; well read in poetry,

Pet. Not her that chides, sir, at any hand, I pray. And other books,- good ones I warrant you.

Tra. I love no chiders, sir : - Biondello, let's Hor. 'Tis well: and I have met a genteman,

away. Hath promis'd me to help me to another,

Luc. Well begun, Tranio.

14 side. A fine inusician, to instruct our mistress;

Hor. Sir, a word ere you go ;.
So shall I no whit be behind in duty
To fair Bianca, so belov'd of me.

Tra. And if I be, sir, is it any offence

xea, or no? Gre. Belov'd of me,-and that my deeds shall Gre. No; if without more words, you will get prove.

you bence. Gru. And that his bags shall prove.. (Aside.

Tra. Why, sir,.. pray, are not the streets as free Hur. Gremio 'tis now no lime to vent our love:

, as Listen to me, and if you speak me fair,


But so is not she. I'll tell you news inditlerent good for either.

Tra. For what reason, I beseech you ? Here is a gentleman, whoin by chance I met, Gre. For this reason if you'll know,Upon agreement from us to bis liking,

That she's the choice love of signior Gremio. Will undertake to woo curst Katharine;

Hor. That she's the chosen of signior Hortensio. Yea, and to marry her, if her dowry please.

Tra. Softly, my master's! if you be gentlemen, Gre. So said, so done, is well:

Do me this right.- hear me with patience.
Hortensio, have you told him all her faults?

Baptista is a noble gentleman,
Pet. I know she is an irksome, brawling scold; To whom my father is not all unknown;
If that be all, masters, I hear no harm.

And, were his daughter fairer than she is, Gre. No, say'st me so, friend? What country- She may more suitors have, and me for one. man?

Fair Leda's daughter had a thousand wooers; Pet. Born in Verona, old Antonio's son:

Then well one more may fair Bianca have: My father dead, my fortune lives for me;

And so she shall; Lucentio shall make one, And I do hope good days, and long, to see. Though Paris came, in hope to speed alone. Gre. 0, sir, such a líte, with such a wife, were Gre. What! this gentleman will out-lalk us all. strange:

Luc. Sir, give him head ; I know he'll prove a But, if you have a stomach, to't, o' God's name;

jade. You shall have me assisting you in all.

Pet. Hortensio, to what end are all these words? But will you woo this wild-cat?

Hor. Sir, let me be so bold as to ask you, Pet.

Will I live! Did you ever yet see Baptista's dau, hter? Gru. Will he woo her? ay, or I'll hang her. Tra. No, sir; but hear I do, that he hath two;

[ Aside. The one as famous for a scolding tongue, Pet. Why came I hither, but to that intent? As is the other for beauteous modesty. Think you, a little din can daunt inine ears?

Pet. Sir, sir, the first's for me; let her go by. Have (not in my time heard lions roar ?

Gre. Yea, leave that labor to great Hercules; Have I not heard the sea, putt”d up with winds, And let it be more than Alcides twelve. Rage like an angry boar, chased with sweat ? Pet. Sir, understand you this of me, in sooth;Have I not heard great ordnance in the field, The youngest daughter whom you hearken for, And heav'ns artillery thunder in the skies? Her father keeps from all access of suitors; Have I not in a pitched battle heard

And will not promise her to any man, Loud 'larums, neighing steeds, and trumpets' clang? Until the eldest sister first be wed : And do you tell me of a woman's tongue;

The younger then is free, and not before. That gives not half so great a blow to the ear, Tra. If it be so, sir, that you are the man As will a chestnut in a farmer's fire ?

Must stead us all, and me among the rest ; Tush! tush! fear boys with bugs.

And if you break the ice, and do this feat,Gru.

For he fears none. Achieve the elder, set the younger free

(Asule. For our access,, whose hap shall be to have her Gre. Hortensio, hark !

Will not so graceless be, to be ingrate. This gentleman is happily arrivid,

Hor. Sir, you say well, and well you do conMy mind presumes, for his own good, and ours.

ceive: Hor. I promis'd we would be contributors, And since you do profess to be a suitor, And bear his charge of wooing, whatsoe'er.

You must, as we do, gratify this gentleman, Gre. And so we will ; provided that he win her. To whom we all rest generally beholden. Gru. I would, I were as sure of a good dinner. Tra. Sir, I shall not be slack : in sign whereof,

(Asidc. Please ye we may contrive this afternoon, Enter Tranio, bravely apparelled; and

And quaff carouses to our mistress' health;

And do as adversaries do in law,-

Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
Tra. Gentlemen, God save you! If I may be bold, Gru. Bion. Ő excellent motion! Fellows, let's
Tell me, 1 beseech you, which is the readiest way

be gone. To the house of signior Baptista Minola?

Hor. The motion's good indeed, and be it so Gre. He that has the two fair daughters :-is't he Petruchio, I shall be your ben venuto. (Exeunt. 1 Aside to TRANIO, 1 you mean?


SCENE I.- A Room in Baptista's House.

Bian. Good sister, wrong me not, nor wrong

To make a bondmaid and a slave of me:
That I disdain ; but for these other gawds..
Unbind my hands, I'll pull them off myself,
Yea, all my raiment, to my petticoat ;
Or, what you will command me, will I do,
60 well I know my duty to my elders.

Kuih. Of all thy suitors, here I charge thee, tell Whom thou lov'st best : see thou dissemble not.

• Fright boys with bugbears. • Trifling ornaments,

Bian. Believe me, sister, of all the men alive,
I never yet beheld that special face
Which I could fancy more than any other.

Kath. Minion, thou liest ; Is't not Hortensio!
Bian. If you affect: him, sister, here I swear,
I'll plead for you niyself, but you shall have him.

Kath. O then, belike, you fancy riches more;
You will have Gremio to keep you fair.

Bian. Is it for him you do envy me so !
Nay, then you jest ; and now I well perceive,
You have but jested with me all this while:
I prythee sister Kate, untie my hands.
Kath. If that be jest, then aŭ the rest war so,

[Strikes Ac 1 Companions.



In the preferment of the eldest sister : Bap. Why, how now, dame! whence grows this This liberty is all that I request, insolence ?

That, upon knowledge of my parentage, Bianca, stand aside ;-poor girl! she weeps ;

I may have welcome 'mongst the rest that woo, Go ply thy needle ; meddle not with her.

And free access and favor as the rest. For shame, thou hildings of a devilish spirit,

And, toward the education of your daughters, Why dost thou wrong her that did ne'er' wrong I here bestow a simple instrument, thee?

And this sinall packet of Greek and Latin books When did she cross thee with a bitter word ? If you accept them, then their worth is great. Kath. Her silence tlouts me, and I'll be reveng'd.

Bap. Lucentio is your name? of whence, I pray (Flies yter BLANCA.

Tru. Of Pisa, sir; son to Vincentio.
Bap. What, in my sight?-Bianca, get thee in. Bap. A mighty man of Pisa ; by report

Erit Bianca. I know him well : you are very welcome, sir.Kath. Will you not suffer me? Nay, now I see, Take you [To Hon.) the lute, and you (To Luc. She is your treasure, she must have a husband;

the set of books, I must dance barefoot on her weddiny-day,

You shall go see your pupils presently. And, for your love to her, lead apes in hell.

Holla! within ! Talk not to me; I will go sit and weep,

Enter a Servant. Till I can find occasion of revenge.

Sirrah, lead (Exit KATHARINA.

These gentlemen to my daughters; and tell them Bap. Was ever gentleman thus griev'd as 1 ?

both But who comes here?

These are their tutors ; bid them use them well.

(Evil Servant, with HORTENSIO, LUCENTIO, Ester GREMIO, with LUCEnrio in the habit of a

and BIOS DELLO.) mean man ; PETRUCHIO, with HORTENSIO us a We will go walk a little in the orchard, musician; and Tranio, with BiONDELLO bear. And then to dinner: You are passing welcome, ing a lute and books.

And so I pray you all to think yourselves. Gre. Good-morrow, neighbor Baptista.

Pet. Signior Baptista, my business asheth hasie, Bap. Good-morrow, neighbor Gremio: God save And every day I cannot coine to woo. you, gentlemen!

You knew my father well; and in bim, me, Pel. And you, good sir! Pray, have you not a Lett solely heir to all his lands and goods, daughter

Which I have belter'd rather than decreas'do Calld Katharina, fair, and virtuous ?

Then tell me,-if I get your daughter's love, Bip. I have a daughter, sir, call d Katharina. What dowry shall I have with her to'wife? Gre. You are loo blunt, go to it orderly.

Bup. After my death, the one-half of my lands: Pit. You wrong me, siguior Gremio; give me And, in possession, twenty thousand crowns. leare.

Pet. And, for that dowry, I'll assure her of I am a gentleman of Verona, sir,

Her widowhood, be it that she survive me,That,-hearing of her beauty, and her wit,

In all my lands and leases whatsoever: Her a fability, and bashful modesty,

Let specialities be therefore drawn between us, Her wondrous qualities, and mild behavior,- That covenants may be kept on either hand. Ain bold to show myself a forward guest

Bap. Ay, when the special thing is well obtain'd Within your house, to make mine eye the witness This is, - her love; for that is all in all. or that report which I so oft have heard.

Pel. Why, that is nothing ; for I tell you, father, And, for an entrance to my entertainment, I am as peremptory as she proud-minded; I do present you with a man of mine,

And where two raging tires meet together, [Presenting HorTENSIO. They do consume the thing that feeds their fury • Cunning in music, and the mathematics,

Though little fire grows great with little wind, To instruct her fully in those sciences,

Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all : Whereof, I know, she is not ignorant :

So I to her, and so she yields to me; Accept of him, or else you do me wrong ;

For I am rough, and woo not like a babe. His name is Licio, born in Mantua.

Bap. Well ma'yst thou woo, and happy be thy Bap. You're welcome, sir; and he, for your good speed! sake :

But be thou arm'd for some unhappy words. But for my daughter Katharine,--this I know, Pet. Ay, to the proof; as mountains are for She is not for your turn, the more my grief.

winds. Pet. I see you do not mean to part with her; That shake not, though they blow perpetually. Or else you like not of my company. Bap. Mistake me not, I speaki but as I find.

Re-enter HORTENSIO, with his head broken. Whence are you, sir? what may I call your name? Bap. How now, my friend? why dost thou look Pdt. Petruchio is my name ; Antonio's son,

so pale ? A man well known throughout all Ita y.

Hor. For fear, I promise you, if I look pale. Bap. I know him well : you are welcome for Bap. What, will my daughter prove a good muhis sake.

sician? Gre. Saving your tale, Petruchio, I pray,

Hor. I think she'll sooner prove a soldier ; Let us that are poor petitioners, speak tov; Iron may hold with her, but never lutes. Haccare! you are marvellous forward.

Bap. Why, then thou canst not break her to the Pet. O, pardon me, signior Gremio; I would fain

lute ? be doing.

Hor. Why, no; for she hath broke the lute to Gre. I doubt it not, sir; but you will curse your wooing:

I did but tell her, she mistook her frets, Neighbor, this is a gift very grateful. I am sure of And bow'd her hand to teach her fingering; it. To express the like kindness myself, that have when, with a most impatient devilish spirit, been more kindly beholden to you than any, I free- Frets call you these? quoth she: I'll fume with ly give unto you this young scholar (Presenting

them: LUCENTIO,) that hath been long studying at ind, with that word, she struck me on the head, Rheims: as cunning in Greek, Latin, and other And through the instrument my pate made way; languages, as the other in music and mathematics: And there I stood amazed for a while, 18 name is Cambio; pray, accept his servi e. Is on a pillory, looking through the lute

Bap. A thousand thanks, signior Gremio; wel. While she did call me-rascal liddler, co ne, good Cambio.—But, gentle sir, [To TRA-And-twanglin: Jack; with twenty such vile terms, N10, methinks you walk like a stranger ; May I Is she had studied to misuse me so. be so bold to know the cause of your coming? Pet. Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench; Tra. Pardon me, sir, the boldness is mine own; I love her ten times more than e'er I did: That, being a stranger in this city here,

O, how I long to have some chat with her! to make myself a suitor to your daughter,

Bup. Well, go with me, and be not so discomfited: Unto Bianca, fair, and virtuous.

Proceed in pratice with my younger daughter or is your firm resolve unknown to me,

She's apt to learn, and thankful for goud lurns. A worthlese woman.

• A fret in music is the stop which causes or regulates • Proverbial exclamation then in use.

the vibration of the string


Signior Petruchio, will you yo with us;

Pet. Now, by Saint George, I am too young fou Orstall I send my daughter Kale to you?

you. Pet. I pray you do; I will attend hier here,- Kath. Yet you are wither'd. Exeunt BAPTISTA, GIEMIO, TRANIO, Pet.

'Tis with cares. und HORTENS10.


I care not And woo her with some spirit when she comes. Pet. Nay, hear you, Kate; in sooth, you 'scape Say, that she rail: Why, then I'll tell her plain,

not so, She sings as sweetly as a nightingale:

Kath. I chafe you, if I tarry ; let me go. Say, that she frown: I'll say, she looks as clear Pet. No, not a whit; I find you passing gentle As inorning roses newly washed with dew: 'Twas to. me, you were rough, and coy, and sullen Say, she will be mute, and will not speak a word; And now I find report a very liar; Then I'll commend her volubility,

For thou art pleasant, gamesome, passing cour. And say---she uttereth piercing eloquence:

teous; If she do bid me pack, Til give her inauks, But slow in speech, yet sweet as spring-time flow. As though she bid me stay by her a week;

ers, If she deny to wed, I'li crave the day

Thou canst not frown, thou canst not look askance, When I shall ask the banns, and when be married.- Nor bite the lip, as angry wenches will; But here she comes; and now, Petruchio, speak. Nor hast thou pleasure to be cross in talk; Enter KATHARINA.

But thou with milduess entertain'st thy wooers ;

With gentle conference, soft and attable. Good-morrow, Kate ; for that's your name, I hear. Kath. Well have you heard, but something hard Oslanderous world! Kate, like the hazel-twig,

Why does the world report, that Kate doth limp? of hearing :

Is straight and slender; and as brown in hue They call me-Katharine, that do talk of me.

As hazel-nuts, and sweeter than the bernels. Pet. You lie, in faith ; for you are call'd plain 0, let me see thee walk: thou dost not halt. Kate,

Kath. Go, fcol, and whom thou keep st command And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst;

Pet. Did ever Dian so become a grove, But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom, As Kate this chamber with her princely gait? kate of Kate-Hall, my super-dainty Kate,

0, be thou Dian, and let her be Kate ; For dainties are all cates; and therefore, Kate,

And then let Kate be chaste, and Dian sportful! Take this of me, Kate of my consolation ;

Kath. Where did you study all this goodly Hearing thy mildness prais d in every town, Thy virtues spoke of, and thy beauty sounded,


Pet. It is extemporc, from my mother-wit. (Yet not so deeply as to thee belongs,)

Kath. A witty mother! witless else her son. Myself am mov d to woo thee for my wife.

Pet. Am I not wise ? Kath. Mov'd! in good time. let him that mov'd


Yes; keep you warm. you hither,

Pet. Marry, so I mean, sweet Katharine, in thy Remove you hence: I knew you at the first,

bed: You were a moveable.

And therefore, setting all this chat aside, Pet.

Why, what's a moveable ? | Thus in plain terms: Your father lath consented Kath. A joint-stool. Pel. Thou hast hit it: come, sit on me.

That you shall be my wife; your dow'ry 'greed on;

And, will you, nill you, I will marry you. Kuth. Asses are made to bear, and so are you.

Now, Kate, I am a husband for your turn; t'et. Women are made to bear, and so are you, Kuth. No such jade, sir, as you, if me you mean. (Thy beauty, that doth make me like thee well.)

For, by this light, whereby I see thy beauty. Pet. Alas, good Kate! I will not burden thee :

Thou must be married to no man but me : For, knowing thee to be but young and light,

For I am he, am born to tame you, Kale; kath. Too light for such a swam as you to catch ; | And bring you from a wild-cai to a Kate And yet as heavy as my weight should be.

Conforınable, as other household Kates.
Pel. Should be! should buz.
Well ta’en, and like a buzzard.

Here comes your father ; never inake denial;

I must and will have Katharine to my wife. Pet. O, slow-winged turtic! shall a buzzard take thee?

Re-enter BAPTISTA, GREMIO, and TRANIO. Kath. Ay, for a turtle; as he takes a buzzard.

Bup. Now, Pct. Come, come, you wasp; i'faith, you are too Signior Petruchio: How speed you with angry.

My daughter ? Kath. If I be waspish, best beware of my sting.


How but well, sir ? how but well! Pet. My remedy is then to pluck it out.

It were impossible I should speed amiss. Kuth. Ay, if the fool could find it where it lies.

Bup. Why, how now, daughter Katharine ? in Pct. Who knows not where a wasp doth wear his sting?

your dumps ?

Kath. Call you me, daughter? now I promise you, In his tail.

You have show'd a tender fatherly regard, Kuth. In bis tongue.

To wish me wed to one-half lunatic; Pet.

Whose tongue ? Kath. Yours, if you talk of tails; and so farewell. That thinks with oathis to face the matter out.

A mad-cap ruflian, and a swearing Jack, Pet. What, with my tongue in your tail? nay

Pet. Father, 'tis thus,--yourself and all the world, come again, Good Kate; I am a gentleman.

That talk d of her, have talk'd amiss of her ;

If she be curst, it is for policy: Kath.

That I'll try.

For she's not froward, but modest as the dove;

(Striking him. She is not hot, but temperate as the morn; Pet. I swear I'll cuff you, if you strike again.

For patience she will prove a second Grissel: Kath. So may you lose your arms:

And Roman Lucrece for her chastity: If you strike me, you are no gentleman ;

And to conclude-we have 'greed so well together, And if no gentleman, why, then no arms.

That upon Sunday is the wedding-day. Pet. A herald, Kate? (), put me in thy books.

Kuth. I'll see thee hang'd on Sunday first. Kath. What is your crest! a coxcomb?

Gre. Hark, Petruchio! she says, she'll see thee Pt. A combless cock, so Kate will be my hen.

hang'd first. Kath. No cock of mine, you crow too like a

Tra. Is this your speeding? nay, then, good

night our part! Pet. Nay, come, Kate, come; you must not louk

Pet. Be patient, gentlemen ! I choose her so:

myself; Kath. It is my fashion, when I see a crab. Pet. Why here's no crab: and therefore look 'Tis bargain'd 'twixt us twain, being alone.

If she and I be pleas'd, what's that to you? not sour.

That she shall still be curst in company. Kate. There is, there is.

I tell you 'us incredible to believe Pet. Then show it me.

How much she loves me : 0, the kindest Kate' Kath.

Had I a glass, I would. She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss
Pet. What, you mean my face?

She viedt so fast, protesting vath on oath,
Well aim'd of such a young one.

*To vye and revye were terms at cards, now supeoseded • A degenerate cock.

by the word brag.


SO sour.

That in a twink she won me to her love.

Myself am struck in years, I must confess,
0), you are novices! 'tis a world to see,

And, if I die tu-morrow, this is hers,
How tame, when men and women are alone, It whilst I live, she will be only mine.
A meacucho wretch can make the curstest shrew. Tru. That only came well in- -Sır, list to ine
Give me thy hand, Kate: I will unto Venice, I am my father's heir, and only son:
To buy apparel 'gainst the wedding-day :-

If I may have your daughter iw my wife,
Provide the feast, father, and bid the guests; I'll leave her houses three or four as good,
I will be sure, my Katherine shall be fine.

Within rich Pisa walls, as any one
Bup. I know not what to say; give me your old signior Gremio has in Padua ;

Besides two thousand ducals by the year,
God send you joy, Petruchio! 'tis a match. Of fruitful land, all which shall be her jointure.

Gre. Tra. Amen, say we; we will be witnesses. What, have I pinch'd you, signior Gremio?
Pit. Father, and wite, and gentlemen, adieu ; Gré. Two thousand Jucats by the year, of land!
I will to Venice, Sunday comes apace :

My land amounts not to so much in all :
We will have rings, and things, and fine array ; That she shall have ; besides an argosy,'
And kiss me, Kate, we will be married o Sunday. That now is lying in Marseilles' road :
(Exeunt PETRUCHJO and KATHARINA, severally. What, have I chok'd you with an argosy?
Gre. Was ever match clapp'd up so suddenly? Iru. Gremio, 'tis known, my father hath no less
Bap. 'Faith, gentleman, now I play a merchant's Than three great argosies; besides two galliasses,

And twelve tight gallies: these I will assure her, And venture madly on a desperate mart,

And twice as much, whate'r thou otler'st next. Tra. 'Twas a commodity lay fretting by you: Gre. Nay, I bave ofler'd all, I have no more; 'T will bring you gain, or perish on the seas.

And she can have no more than all I have ;
Bap. The gain I seek is-quiet in the match. If you like me, she shall have me and mine.

Gré. No doubt but he hath got a quiet catch. Tra. Why, then the maid is mine from all the
But now, Baptista, to your younger daughter ;-

Now is the day we long have looked for;

By your firm promise; Gremio is out-vied.
I am your neighbor, and was suitor first.

Bup. I must confess, your offer is the best :
Tra. And I am one, that love Bianca more And, let your father make her the assurance,
Than words can witness, or your thoughts can guess. She is your own; else, you must pardon me:

Gre. Youngling! thou canst not love so dear as I. If you should die before him, where's her tower?
Tra. Grey-beard! thy love doth freeze.

Tra. That's but a cavil; he is old, I young.

But thine doth fry. Gre. And may noi young men die as weil as old ?
Shipper, stand back; 'tis age that nourisheth. Bap. Well, gentlemen,

Tru. But youth in ladies' eyes that tourisheth. I am thus resolv'd :-On Sunday next you know,
Bap. Content you, gentlemen; I'll compound My daughter Katharine is to be married :
this strife;

Now, on the Sunday following, shall Bianca
*Tis deeds must win the prize ; and he, of both, Be bride to you, if you make this assurance;
That can assure iny daughter greatest dower If not, to signior Gremio:
Shall have Bianca's love.-

And so I take my leave, and thank you both.
Say, signior Gremio, what can you assure her?

(Exit. Gre. First, as you know, my house within the city Gre. Adicu, good neighbor.–Now I fear thee nut; Is richly furnished with plate and gold;

Sirrah, young gamester, your father were a fool
Basons, and ewers, to lave her dainty hands; To give thee all, and in his waning age,
My hangings all of Tyrian tapestry :

Set foot under thy table : Tut! a toy!
In ivory coters I have stull d my crowns;

An old Italian tox is not so kind, my boy. Exil.
In cypress chests my arras, counterpoints,'

Tra. A vengeance on your crafty, wither'd h.de! Costly apparel, tents, and canopies,

Yet I have faced it with a card of ten.s fine linen, Turkey cushions, boss d with pearl, 'Tis in my head to do my master good: Valance of Venice gold in needle-work,

I see no reason, but suppos'd Lucentio
Pewter and brass, and all things that belong Must get a father, call-suppos'd Vicentio ;
To house, or housekeeping : then, at my farm, And that's a wonder : fathers, commonly,
I have a hundred milch-kine to the pail,

Do get their children ; but in this case of wooing,
Sir score tat oxen standing in my stalls,

A child shall get a sire, if I fail not of my cummung And all things answerable to this portion.


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SCENE I-A Room in Baptista's House.
Enter LucentIO, Hortensio, and Bianca.
Luc. Fiddler, forbear; you grow too forward, sir:
Have you so soon forgoi ihe entertainment
Her sister Katharine welcorn'd you withal ?
Hor. But, wrangling pedant, this is
The patroness of heavenly harmony;
Then give me leave to have prerogative;
And when in music we have spent an hour,
Your lecture shall have leisure for as much.
Luc. Preposterous ass ! that never read so far
To know the cause why music was ordain'd!
Wasit not, to refresh the mind of man,
Aller his studies, or his usual pain ?
Then give me leave to rad philosophy,
Anil while I pause, serve in your harmony,

Hyr Sirrah, I will not bear these braves of thine.
Bian. Why, gentlemen. you do me double wrong,
To strive for that which resteth in my choice:
I am no breeching scholars in the schools ;
I'll not be tied to hours, nor 'pointed times,
But learn ny lessons as I please myself.
And to cut off all strife, here sit we down :-
. It is well worth secing. . A dastardly creature.
Coverings for beds; now called counterpanes.
Ne schoolboy, liable to be whipped.

Take you your instrument, play you the whiles;
His lecture will be done, ere you have tun'd.
Hor. You'll leave his lecture when I am in tunc!

(TO BIANCA-HORTexsio retires.
Luc. That will be never; tune your instrumeni.
Bian. Where left we last !
Luc. Here, madain :
Hac ibat Simois; hic est Sigein tellus:

Hic steterat Priami regia celsa senis.
Bian. Construe them.

Luc. Huc ibut, as I told you before,- Simois, I
am Lucentio.hicest, son unto Vincentio of Pisa,
Sigeio tellus, disguised thus to get your love ;-
Hic steterat, and that Lucentio that comes a woo-
ing,- Priumi. is my man Tranio-regia, bearing
my port,-celsa senis, that we might beg uile the old
Hor. Madam, my instrument's in tune.

(Returning. Bian. Let's hear;

(HORTENSIO plays. O fye! the treble jars.

Luc. Spit in the hole, man, and tune again.

Bian. Now let me see if I can construe it: Hac ibat Simuis, I know you not; hic est Sigeia tellus,

3 A large merchant ship. * A vessel of burthen worked bota with sails and oark • The highest caru. • The old cully in Italian farces

I trust you not;— Hic steterat Priami, take heed Tra. Patience, goed Katharine, and Bantista, tong he hear'us not;-regia, presume not ;-celsa senis, Upon my life, Petruchio means but well. despair not.

Whatever fortune stays him from his word: Hor. Madam, 'tis now in tine.

Though he be blunt, I know him passing wise; Luc.

All but the base. Though he be merry, yet withal he's honest. Hor. The base is right ; 'tis the base knave that Kath. 'Would Katharine had never seen him jars.

though! How fiery and forward our pedant is!

(Exit, weeping, followed by BIANCA, and others. Now, for my life, the knave doth court my love: Bap. Go, girl, I cannot blame thee now to weep; Pedascule, I'll watch you better yet.

For such an injury would vex a saint, Buan. In time I may believe, yet I mistrust. Much more a shrew of thy impatient humor. Luc. Mistrust it not; for sure, Æacides Was Ajax,-call’d so from his grandfather.

Enter BIONDELLO. Bian. I must believe my master; else I promise Bion. Master, master! news, old news, and such you,

news as you never heard of! I should be arguing still upon that doubt:

Bap. Is it new and old too? how may that be? But let it rest.-Now, Licio, to you:

Bion. Why, is it not news, to hear of Petruchio's riood masters, take it not unkindly, pray,

coming ? That I have been thus pleasant with you both. Bap. Is he come? Hor. You may go walk, 1To LUCENT10.) and Bion. Why, no, sir. give me leave awhile:

Bap. What then ?
My lessons make no music in three parts.

Bion. He is coming.
Luc. Are you so formal, sir? well, I must wait, Bap. When will he be here?
And watch withal; for, but I be deceivid,

Bion. When he stands where I am, and sees you Our fine musician groweth amorous. [ Aside. there.

Ilor. Madam, before you touch the instrument, Tra. But, say, what:-To thine old news. To learn the order of my fingering,

Bion. Why, Petruchio is coming, in a new hat I must begin the rudiments of art;

and an old jerkin; a pair of old breeches, thrice To teach you gamut in a briefer sort,

turned, a pair of boots that have been candle-cases, More pleasant, pithy, and effectual,

one buckled, another laced ; an old rusty sword Than hath been taught by any of my trade: ta'en out of the town armory, with a broken bilt, And there it is in writing, fairly drawn.

and chapeless; with two broken points: His horse Bian. Why, I ani past my gamut long ago. hipped with an old mothy saddle, the stirrups of no Hor. Yet read the gamut of Hortensio.

kindred : besides. possessed with the glanders, and Bian. (Reads. Gamut I am, the ground of all like to mose in the chine; troubled with the lampas, accord,

infected with the fashions.' full of wind-galls, sped A re, to plead Hortensio's passion:

with spavins, raied with the yellows, past cure of B mi. Bianca, take him for thy lord,

the fives,? stark spoiled with he staggers, begnawn C faut, that lores with all affection; with the bots; swayed in the back, and shoulderD sol re, me cliff, two notes have I;

shotten; ne'er-legg'd before, and with a half-checkil E la mi, show pity, or I die.

bit. and a head-stall of sheep's leather; which, being Call you this-gamút? tut! I like it not:

restrained to keep him from stumbling, hath been Old fashions please me best; I am not so nice, often burst, and now repaired with knots: one girt To change true rules for odd'inventions.

six times pieced, and a woman's crupper of velure, Enter a Servant.

which hath two letters for her name, fairly set

down in studs, and here and there pieced with Serv. Mistress, your father prays you leave your packthread. books,

Bap. Who comes with him! And help to dress your sister's chamber up;

Bion. O, sir, his lackey, for all the world capar. You know, to-morrow is the wedding day.

isoned like the horse: with a linen stocke on one Bian. Farewell, sweet masters, both; I must be leg, and a kersey boot-hose on the other. gartered

gone. (Exeunt BIANCA and Servant. with a red and blue list; an old hat, and The humor Luc. 'Faith, mistress, then I have no cause to of forty fancies prick'd in’t for a feather: a munster, stay.

(Exit. a very monster in apparel; and not like a Christiati Hor. But I have cause to pry into this pedant; foot hoy, or a gentleman's lackey. Methinks, he looks as though he were in love : Tra. "Tis some odd humor pricks him to this Yet if thy thoughts, Bianca, be so humble,

fashion ; To cast thy wand'ring eyes on every stale.. Yet oftentimes he goes but mean apparell d. Seize thee, that list: If once I find thee ranging, Bop. I am glad he is come, howsoe er he comes, Hortensio will be quit with thee by changing. Bion. Why, sir, he comes not.

(Exit. Bip. Didst thou not say, he comes ?

Bion. Who? that Petruchio came?
SCENE II.-Before Baptista's House.

Bap. Ay, that Petruchio came.
Enter BAPTISTA, GREMIO, TRAINIO, KATHARINA, Bion. No, sir; I say, his horse comes with him
BIANCA, LUCENTIO, and Attendants.

on his back. Bap. Signior Lucentio, [To TRANJO.) this is the

Bap. Why, that's all one 'pointed day

Bion. Nay, by saint Jamy, I hold you a penny: That Katharine and Petruchio should be married,

A horse and a man is more than one, and yet not And yet we hear not of our son-in-law:

many. What will be said ! what mockery will it be,

Enter PETRUCAIO and GRUM10. To want the bridegroom, when the priest attends

Pet. Come, where be these gallants ! who is at To speak the ceremonial rites of marriage ?

home? What says Lucentio to this shame of ours !

Bap. You are welcome, sir. Kath. No shame but mine: I must, forsooth, be Pet.

And yet I come not well. forced

Bap. And yet you halt not. To give my hand, oppos'd against my heart,


Not so well apparelrd Unto a mad-brain rudeshy, full of spleen:

As I wish you were.
Who woo'd in haste, and means to wed at lei- Pet. Were it better I should rush in thus.

But where is Kate? where is my lovely bride!I told you, I, he was a frantic fool,

How does my father?-Gentles, methinks you frown Hiding his bitter jests in blunt behavior :

And wherefore gaze this goodly company;
And, to be noted for a merry man,
Fle'll woo a thousand, 'point the day of marriage, Some comet, or unusual prodigy?

As if they saw some wondrous monument,
Make friends, invite, yes, and proclaim the banns; Bap. Why, sir, you know this is your wedding
Yet never means to wed where he hath woo'd.

day: Now must the world point at poor Katharine, First were we sad, fearing you would not come; And say,-L4, there is mad Petruchi's wife, Now sadder, that you come so unprovided If it would please him come and marry her.

• Vires; a distemper un bon • Pedant. • Rait, decoy. • Caprice, inconstancy. Velvet.

• Stocking.


i Farcy.

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