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you ?

And, if you will, tell what hath happened:

Kath. Then, God be blessed, it is the blessed Lucentio's father is arrived in Padua,

But sun it is not, when you say it is not; And how she's like to be Lucentio s wife.

And the moon changes, even as your mind Luc. ! pray the gods she may, with all my heart! What you will have it named, even that I Tra. Dally not with the gods, but get thee gone. And so it shall be so, for Katharine. Signior Baptista, shall I lead the way?

Hor. Petruchio, go thy ways; the field Welcome!' one mess is like to be your cheer : Pet. Well, forward, forward : thus Come, sir; we'll better it in Pisa.

should run, Bap.

I follow you. And not unluckily against the bias, (Exeunt Tranio, Pedant, and Baptista. But soft; what company is coming here Bion. Cambio, Luc.

What say'st thou, Biondello? Enter VINCENTIo, in a trarelling Bion. You saw my master wink and laugh upon Good morrow, gentle mistress: Where awe

(TO VINO L'. Biondello, what of that?

Tell me, sweet Kate, and tell me truly toe, Bion. 'Faith nothing ; but he has left me here Hast thou beheld a fresher gentlewoman behind, to expound the meaning or moral of his such war of white and red within her cher signs and tokens.

What stars do spangle heaven with such Llic. I pray thee, moralize them.

As those two eyes become that heavenly Bion. Then thus. Baptista is safe, talking with Fair lovely maid, once more good day to the deceiving father of a deceitful son.

Sweet Kate, embrace her for her beauty's L'ic. And what of him?

Hor. 'A will make the man mad, to Bion. His daughter is to be brought by you to woman of him. the supper.

Kath. Young budding virgin, fair, and fire Luc. And then ?

sweet, Bion. The old priest at Saint Luke's church is at Whither away; or where is thy abode ? your command ai all hours.

Happy the parents of so fair a child; Luc. And what of all this?

Happier the man, whom favorable stars Bion. I cannot tell ; except they are busied about Allot thee for his lovely bed-fellow! a counterfeit assurance: Take you assurance of her, Pet. Why, how now, Kate ! I hope thous cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum : to the

mad: church ;-take the priest, clerk, and some sufficient This is a man, old, wrinkled, faded, wither'd honest witnesses :

And not a maiden, as thou say'st he is. If this be not what you look for, I have no more to Kath. Pardon, old father, my mistaking ex say,

That have been so bedazzled with the sun, But, bid Bianca farewell for ever and a day; That every thing I look on seemeth green:

(Going. Now I perceive, thou art a reverend father ; Luc. Hear'st thou, Biondello?

Pardon, I pray thee, for my mad mistaking. Bion. I cannot tarry: I knew a wench married Pet. Do, good old grandsire; and, witha.. in an afternoon as she went to the garden for pars

known ley to stuff a rabbit; and so may you, sir; and so which way thou travellest : if along with us adieu, sir. My master hath appointed me to go to We shall be joyful of thy company. Saint Luke's, to bid the priest be ready to come Vin. Fair sir,--and you, my merry mistress against you come with your appendix. [Exit

. That with your strange encounter much ama L!ic. I may, and will, if she be so contented : My name is call'd-Vincentio; my dwelling She will be pleas'd, then wherefore should I doubt? And bound I am to Padua ; there to visit Hap what hap may, I'll roundly go about her. A son of mine, which long I have not seen. It shall go hard, ir Cambio go without her. (Exit. Pet. What is his name?

Lucentio, gend SCENE V.- A public Road.

Pet. Happily met ; the happier for thy som

And now by law, as well as reverend age, Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, and HORTENSIO. I may entitle thee---my loving father; Pel. Come on, o'God's name; once more toward The sister to my wife, this gentlewoman, our father's,

Thy son by this hath married : Wonder not, Good Lord, how bright and goodly shines the moon! Nor be not griev'd; she is of good esteem, Kath. The moon! the sun; it is not moonlight Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth;

Besides, so qualitied as may beseem Pet. I say, it is the moon that shines so bright. The spouse of any noble gentleman. Kath. I know, it is the sun that shines so bright. Let me embrace with old Vincentio :

Pet. Now, by my mother's son, and that's myself, And wander we to see thy honest son, It shall be moon, or star, or what I list,

Who will of thy arrival be full joyous. Or ere I journey to your father's house:

Vin. But is this true ? or is it else your plea Go on, and fetch our horses back again,

Like pleasant travellers, to break a jest
Evermore crossd, and cross'd; nothing but cross'd! Upon the company you overtake?
Hor. Say as he says, or we shall never go.

Hor. I do assure thee, father, so it is.
Kath. Forward, I pray, since we have come so Pet. Come, go along, and see the truth hrrei

For our first merriment hath made me jealous. And be it moon, or sun, or what you please:

(Exeunt PATRUCHTO, KATLARINA, And if you please to call it a rush candle,


Hor. Well, Petruchio, this hath put me in b Pet. I say, it is the moon.

Have to my widow ; and if she be froward, Kath.

I know it is.

Then hast thou taught Hortensio to be untowi Pet. Nay, then you lie ; it is the blessed sun.





SCENE 1.–Padua. Before Lucentio's Housc. Enter PETRUCUJO, KATHARINA, VINCENTIO. Enter on one side BIONdeLLO, LUCENTIO, and

Attendants. BIANCA ; GREMIO walking on the other side.

Pet. Sir, here's the door, this is Lucentio's hi

My father's bears more toward the market pie Bion. Softly and swiftly. sir; for the priest is ready. Thither must I, and here I leave you, sir.

Luc. I fly, Biondello: but they may chance to Vin. You shall not choose but drink before yo need thee at home, therefore leave us.

I think, I shall command your welcome here, Bion. Nay, faith, I'll see the church o'your back; And by all likelihood, some cheer is toward. and then come back to my master as soon as I can.

(K'ni Exeunt LOCENTIO, BLANCA, and BIONDELLO. Gre. They're busy within, you wer- best kj Gre. I marvel Cambio comes not all this while. i louder.

Deak with him.



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Enter fedant above, at a window.

Ped. Swear, if thou darest What's he, that knocks as he would beat Gre. Nay, 1 dare not swear it. and the gate ?

Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not Vier Is signior Lucentio within, sir?

Lucentio. ty w He's within, sir, but not to be spoken withal. Gre. Yes, I know thee to be signior Lucentio to me What if a man bring him a hundred pound Bap. Away with the dotard; to the gaol with him to make merry withal.

Vin. Thus strangers may be haled and abused:3. Keep your hundred pounds to yourself; he o monstrous villain! LOT sc geed none, so long as I live.

Nay, I told you, your son was beloved in Re-enter BiONDELLO, with Lucentio and BIANCA, 10, in Do you hear, sir?-to leave frivolous cir- Bion. O, we are spoiled, and — Yonder he is, Die Fances, -I pray you, tell signior Lucentio, that deny him, forswear him, or else we are all undone. Iber is come from Pisa, and is here at the door Luc. Pardon, sweet father.

Kneeling: Vin.

Lives my sweetest son? der 1. Thou liest; his father is come from Pisa, (BIONDELLO, TRANIO, and Pedant run out red reddere looking out at the window.

Bian. Pardon, dear father.

[Kneeling heater Art thou his father!


How bast thou offended ? DAy, sir ; so his mother says, if I may be - Where's Lucentio ?


Here's Lucentio, Why, how now, gentleman! [To Vincev.1 Right son unto the right Vincentio ; this is flat knavery, to take upon you another That have by marriage made thy daughter mine,

While counterfeit supposes blear'd thine eyne. 2. Lay hands on the villain; I believe 'a means Gre. Here's packing, with a witness, to deceive szen somebody in this city under my counte- us all!

Vin. Where is that damned villain Tranio, Re-enter BIOS DELLO.

That faced and braved me in this matter so ? 1 ion. I have seen them in the church together : Bap. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio? Star who is here! mine old master, Vincentio? now

Biun. Cambio is changed into Lucentio. pare andone, and brought to nothing.

Luc. Love wrought these miracles. Bianca's lovo in. Come hither, crack-hemp.

Made me exchange my state with Tranio.

While he did bear my countenance in the town; silinn. I hope, I may choose, 'sir.

And happily I have arrived at last in. Come hither, you rogue : What, have you What Tranio did, myself enforced him to;

Unto the wished haven of my bliss : dion. Forgot you ? no, sir: I could not forget Then pardon bim, sweet father, for my sake. mad, for I never saw you before in all my life.

Vin. l'll slit the villain's nose, that would have ein. What, you notorious villain, didst thou sent me to the gaol. ister see thy master's father, Vincentio?

Bap. But do you hear, sir ? [TO LUCENTIOJ Bion. What, my old, worshipful old master? yes, Have you married my daughter without asking my tasarry, sir; see where he boks out of the window.) good-will? Fin. Ist so, indeed?

| Beats BioNNELLO.

Vin. Fear not, Baptista; we will content you, go Bion. Help, help, help! here's a madman will

to : But I will in, to be revenged for this villany. order me. (Exu.

Éxit. Ped. Help, son! help, signior Paptista!

Bap. And I, to sound the depth of this knavery [Exit from the window.

(Exi. si Pal. Prythee, Kate, let's stand aside, and see the

Luc. Look not pale, Bianca; thy father will not nd of this controversy.

[They retire.


[Exeunt Luc., and Bian.

Gre. My cake is dough: But I'll in among the tenter Pedant below ; BAPTISTA, TRANIO, and

rest: Servants.

Out of hope of all,—but my share of the feast. Tra. Sir, what are you, that offer to beat my

[Exit. servant ?

PETRUCHIO and KATHARINA advance. Vin. What am I, sir? nay what are you, sir ?Dimınortal gods ! ó fine villain ! A silken doublet!

Kath. Husband, let's follow, to see the end of

this ado. I velvet hose! a scarlet cloak ! and a copatain hat! -0. I am undone! I am undone! while I play

Pet. First kiss me, Kate, and we will. the good husband at home, my son and my servant

Kath. What, in the midst of the street ?

Pet. What, art thou ashamed of me? spend all at the university. Tre. How now! what's the matter?

Kath. No, sir: God forbid :—but ashamed to kiss. *Bap. What, is the man lunatic?

Pet. Why, then let's home again:--Come, sirrah,

let's away. Tra. Sir. you seem a sober ancient gentleman by your habit, but your words show you a madman :

Kath. Nay, I will give thee a kiss: now pray Why, sir, what concerns it to you, if I wear pearl

thee, love, stay. und gold! I thank my good father, I am able to

Pet. Is not this well ?-Come, my sweet Kate;

Better once than never, for never too late. (Exit. maintain it. Fin. Thy father? O, villain! he is a sail-maker in Bergamo.

SCENE II.-A Room in Lucentio's House. Bap. You mistake, sir; you mistake, sir : Pray, A Banquet set out. Enter BAPTISTA, VINCENTIO, what do you think is his name?

GREMIO, the Pedant, LUCENTIO, BIANCA, PEFin. His name? as if I knew not his name: I TRUCHIO, KATHARINA, HORTENSIO, and Wid. bare brought him yp ever since he was three years ow; Tranio, BIONDELLO, GRUM10, and others, old, and his name is-Tranio.

attending. Ped. Away, away, mad ass ! his name is Lucen- Luc. At last, though long, our jarring notes agree , bio; and he is mine only son, and heir to the lands And time it is, when raging war is done, of me, signior Vincentió.

To smile at 'scapes and perils overblow11.Vin Lucentio! 0, he hath murdered his master! My fair Bianca, bid my father welcome, -Lay hold on him, I charge you, in the duke's While I with self-same kindness welcome thine:Name :-), my son, my son 5-tell me, thou villain, Brother Petruchio,--sister KatharinaWhere is my son Lucentio ?

And thou, Hortensio, with thy loving widow, Tra. Call forth an officer:-[Enter one with an Feast with the best, and welcome to my house ; nflicer.) Carry this mad knave to the gaol :-Father My banquet is to close our stomachs up, Baptista, I charge you, see that be be forthcoming. After our great good cheer. Pray you, sit down, tia. Carry me to the gaol !

For now we sit to chat as well as eat. Gre. Stay, officer: he shall not go to prison.

[They sit al table Bap. Talk not, signior Gremio ; I say he shall go Pet. Nothing but sit and sit, and eat and eat!

Bap. Padua affords this kindness, son Petruchiu Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be ebeated in this business; I dare swear, this is the

Deceived thine eyes. night Fincentio,

• Tricking, underhand contrivances.

& Proverbial expression, repeated after a disaddoin • A hat with a conical crown.


to prison.

ret. Padua affords nothing but what is kind. Pet. How! she is busy, and she cannot come! Hor. For both our sakes, I would that word were Is that an answer ? true.


Ay, and a kind one too : Pet. Now, for my life, Hortensio fears his widow. Pray God, sir, your wife send you not a worse. Wul. Then never trust me if I be afeard.

Pet. I hope, belter. Pet. You are sensible, and yet you miss my Hor. Sırrah, Biondello, go, and entreat my wii sense; I mean Hortensio is afeard of you.

To come to me forthwith. (Exit B1OX DELO Wid. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns Pet.

Oho! entreat her! round.

Nay, then she must needs come. Pet. Roundly replied.


I am afraid, sur Kalh.

Mistress, how mean you that? Do what you can, yours will not be entrealed. Wil. Thus I conceive by him.

Pct. Conceives by me!-How likes Hortensio that?
lor. My widow says, thus she conceives her tale. Now, where's my wife?
Pet. Very well mended: Kiss him for that, good

Bion. She says, you have some goodly jest in widow.

hand; Kath. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns She will not come; she bids you come to her. round :

Pet. Worse, and worse; she will not come ! O vile. I pray you, tell me what you meant by that. Intolerable, not to be endured!

l'id.' Your husband, being troubled with a shrew, Sirrah, Grumio, go to your mistress; Measures iny husband's sorrows by his woe:

Say, 1 command her come to me. (Exit Getxo. And now you know my meaning.

Hor. I know her answer. Kath. A very mean meaning,


Right, I mean you.

She will not come. Kuth. And I am mean, indeed, respecting you.

Pet. The fouler fortune mine, and there an end. Pel. To her, Kate!

Enter KATHARINA. Hor. To her, widow !

Bap. Now, by my holidame, here comes Kath. Pet. A hundred marks, my Kate does put her

arina ! down.

Kath. What is your will, sir, that you send for me Hor. That's my office. Pet. Spoke like an officer:-Ha, to thee, lad.

Pet. Where is your sister, and Hortensio's wife ! (Drinks to HORTENSIO.

Kath. They sit conterring by the parlor fire. Bap. How likes Gremio these quick-witted folks ? Swinge me them soundly forth unto their husbands :

Pet. Go fetch them hither; if they deny to come, Gre. Believe bien. Beleases and sir, they butt together well. Away, I say, and bring them hither straight

Erit KATHARINA. Would say, your head and butt were head and horn.

Luc. Here is a wonder, if you talk of a wonder. Vin. Ay, mistress bride, hath that awakend you ?

Hor. And so it is; I wonder what it bodes. Bian. Ay, but not frighted me; therefore I'll

Pet. Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and quiet sleep again.

life, P t. Nay, that you shall not; since you have an awful rule, and right supremacy; begun,

And, to be short, whai noi, ihat's sweet and happy. Have at you for a bitter jest or two.

Bap. Now, fair befal thee, good Petruchio! Bian. Am I your bird? I mean to shift my bush, The wager thou hast won; and I will add And then pursue me as you draw your bow : Unto their losses twenty thousand crowns; You are welcome all.

Another dowry to another daughter,
(E.ceunt Bunca, KATHARINA, and Widow.
Pet. She hath prevented me.- Here signior

For she is changed, as she had never been.

Pet. Nay, I will win my wager better yet; This bird you aim'd at, though you hit her not;

And show more sign of hier obedience,

Her new-built viriue and obedience. Therefore, a health to all that shot and miss'd. Tru. O'sir, Lucentio slipp d me like his grey. See, where she comes; and brings your froward

Re-enter KathARINA, with Bianca and Widow. hound, Which runs himself, and catches for his master.

wives Pet. A good swift simile, but something currish. As prisoners to her womanly persuasion.Tra. 'Tis well, sir, that you hunted for yourself; Katharme, that cap of yours becoine you not ; 'Tis thought, your deer does hold you at a bay. Otf with that bauble, throw it under foot. Bap. Oho, Petruchio, Tranio hits you now.

(KATHARINA pulls off her cap, and throw Luc. I thank thee for that girl, good Tranio.

it down. Hur. Confess, confess, hath he not hit you here? Wid. Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh, Pet. 'A has a little gall'd me, I confess;

Till I be brought to such a silly pass ! And as the jest did glance away from me,

Biun. Fye! what a foolish duty call you this? 'Tis ten to one it maim'd you two outright.

Luc. I would your duty were as foolish too: Bap. Now, in good sadness, son Petruchio,

The wisdom of your duty, fair Bianca, I think thou hast the veriest shrew of all.

Hath cost me an hundred crowns since supper-time. Pet. Well, I say-no: and therefore, for assu

Bian. The more fool you, for laying on my duty. rance,

Pet. Katharine, 1 charge thee, tell these head. Let's each one send unto his wife;

strong women And he, whose wife is most obedient

What duty they do owe their lords and husbands. To come at first when he doth send for her,

Wid. Corne, come, you're mocking; we will have Shall win the wager which we will propose.

no telling. Hor. Content - What is the wager?

Pet. Come on, 1 say; and first begin with her. Luc.

Twenty crowns.

Wid. She shall not. Pet. Twenty crowns!

Pet. I say, she shall ;-and first begin with her. I'll venture so much on my hawk, or hound,

Kath. Fye, fye! unknit that threat ning unkind But twenty times so much upon my wife.

brow; Luc. A hundred then.

And dart not scornful glances from those eyes, Content.

To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor; Pet.

A match ; 'tis done. It blots thy beauty, as frosts bite the meads; Hor. Who shall begin ?

Confounds thy farne, as whirlwinds shake fair buds Luc.

That will l. Go, And in no sense is meet, or amiable. Biondello, bid your mistress come to me.

A woman mov'd, is like a fountain trouble!, Bion. I go.

(Exit. Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty; Bap. Son, I will be your half, Bianca comes. And, while it is so, none so dry or thirsty Luc. I'll have no halves: I'll bear it all myself. Will deign to sip, or louch one drop of it. Re-enter BIONDELLO.

Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keepel,

Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for bou, How now! what news?

And for thy maintenance : commits his oody Bin.

Sir, my mistress sends you word To painful labor, both by sea and land; That she is busy, and she cannot come!

To watch the night in storms, the day in cold, Sarcusm.

While thou liest warm at home speure sad wh.


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and craves no other tribute at thy hands,
But love, fair looks, and true obedience ;
Too little payment for so great a debt.
Such duty' as the subject owes the prince,
Even such, a woman oweth to her husband:
And when she's froward, peevish, sullen, sour,
And not obedient to his honest will,
What is slie, but a foul contending rebel,
And graceless traitor to her loving lord ?
I am ashamed, that women are so simple
To offer war, where they should knees for peace:
Or seek for rule, supremacy, and sway,
When they are bound to serve, love, and obey.
Why are our bodies soft, and weak, and smooth,
Unapt to toil and trouble in the world;
But that our soft conditions and our hearts,
Should well agree with our external parts ?
Come, come, you froward and unable worms!
My mind hath been as big as one of yours,
My heart as great; my reason, haply more
To bandy word for word, and frown for frown.
But now, I see our lances are but straws;
Our strength as weak, our weakness past compare,—

•Contje tompors.

That seeming to be most, which we least are.
Then vail your stomachs, for it is no boot;
And place your hands below your husband's foot :
In token of which duty, if he please,
My hand is ready, may it do him ease.
Pet. Why, there's a 'wench !-Come on, and kira

me, Kate. Luc. Well, go thy ways, old lad; for thou shalt

ha't. Vin. 'Tis a good hearing, when children are to

ward. Lac. But a harsh hearing, when women are fro

ward. Pet. Come, Kate, we'll to bed :We three are married, but you two are sped. 'Twas I won the wager, though you hit the white:

[To LuceNTIO And, being a winner, God give you good night!

[Exeunt PETRUCHIO and KATI Ilor. Now go thy ways, thou hast tamed a cursi

shrew. Luc. 'Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will be tamed so.

(Eseuri : Abato your spirito

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SCENE I.-Sicilia. An Antechamber in Leontes' Cam. Yes: if there were no other excuse why Palace.

they should desire to live.

Arch. If the king had no son, they would desire Enter CAMILLO and ARCHIDAMUS.

to live on crutches till he had one. [Ereunt. Arch. If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit Bo

SCENE II.-A Room of state in the Palace. hemia, on the like occasion whereon my services are now on foot, you shall see, as I have said, great Enter LEONTES, POLIXENES, HERMIONE, Manila difference betwixt our Bohemia and your Sicilia.

LIUS, CAMILLO, and Attendants. Cam. I think, this coming summer, the king of

Pol. Nine changes of the watry star have been Sicilia means to pay Bohemia the visitation whici: The shepherd's nole, since we have left our throne he justly owes him.

Without a burden : time as long again Arch. Wherein our entertainment shall shame us, would be filld up, my brother, with our thanks; we will be justified in our loves: for, indeed, - And yet we should, for perpetuity, Cam. 'Beseech you,

Go hence in debt: And therefore, like a cipher, Arch. Verily, I speak it in the freedom of my Yet standing in rich place, I multiply, knowledge : we cannot with such magnificence with one we-thank-you, many thousands more in so rare--I know not what to say.-We will give That go before it. you sleepy drinks: that your senses, unintelligent Leon,

Stay your thanks awhile; of our insufficience, may, though they cannot praise And pay them when you part. us, as little accuse us.


Sir, that's to-morrow. Cam. You pay a great deal too dear, for what's I am question d by my fears, of what may chauen given freely.

Or breed upon our absence: That may blow Arch. Believe me, I speak as my understanding in- No sneaping winds at home, to make us say, structs me, and as mine honesty puts it to utterance. This is put forth too truly! Besides, I have stay'd

Cam. Sicilia cannot show himself over-kind to To tire your royalty. Bohemia. They were trained together in their


We are tougher, brother, childhoods; and there rooted betwixt them then than you can put us to't. such an affection, which cannot choose but branch


No longer stay. now. Since their more mature dignities, and royal Leon. One seven-night longer. necessities, made separation of their society, their Pol.

Very sooth, to-mort. w. encounters, though not personal, have been royally Leon. We'll part the time between's then : and attornied, ' with interchange of gifts, letters, loving

in that embassies ; that they have seemed to be together, I'll no gain-saying. though absent; shook hands, as over a vast;a and Pol.

Press me not, 'beseech you so: embraced as it were, from the ends of opposed There is no tongue that moves, none, none i the winds. The heavens continue their loves!

world, Arch. I think, there is not in the world either so soon as yours, could win me: so it should now, malice, or matter, to alter it. You have an un- Were there necessity in your request, although speakable comfort of your young prince Mamillius; / 'Twere needful I denied it. My affairs it is a gentleman of the greatest promise, that ever No even drag me homeward: which to hinder, came into my note.

Were, in your love, a whip to me; my stay, Cam. I very well agree with you in the hopes of To you a charge, and trouble: to save both, him: it is a gallant child; one that, indeed, physics Farewell, our brother. the subject, inakes old hearts fresh: they, that went Leon. Tongue-tied, our queen ! speak you. on crutches ere he was born, desire yet their life, to Her. I had thought, sir, to have bek my peace. see him a man.

until Arch. Would they else be content to die? You had drawn oaths from him, not to stay. You

sir, : fupplied by substitution of embassies. • Wide waste of country.

Charge him too coldly: Tell him, you are sure, • Affords a cordial to the state.

• Nipping.

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