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Tra. O despightful love, unconftant womankind! I tell thee, Licio, this is wonderful.
Hor. Miftake no more, I am not Licio,
Tra. Signior Hortensio, I have often heard
Tra. And here I take the like unfeigned oath,
Tra. Mistress Bianca, bless you with such grace,
[Lucentio and Bianca come forward. Bian. Tranio, you jeft: but have you both for
· Lat. Then we ure rid of Licio.
Tra. I'faith, he'll have a lusty widow now,
Bian. God give him joy!
Tra. Ay, mistress, and Petruchio is the master ;
Enter Biondello, running.
Tra. What is he, Biondello ?
but at laft I spird
Will serve the turn.] Tho' all the printed Copies agree in this Reading, I am confident, that hakespeare intended no Profanation here; nor indeed any, Compliment to this old Man who was to be impos'd upon, and made a Property of. The Word I have restor'd, certainly retrieves the Author's Meaning: and means, either in its first Signification, a Burdash; (for the Word is of Spanish Extraction, Ingle, which is equivalent to inguen of the Latines;) or, in its metaphorical Sense, a Gull, a Cully, one fit to be made a Tool of. And in both Şenses it is frequently us’d by B. Jonson. Cynthia's Revels.
and sweat for every venial Trespass we cammit, as fome Author: would, if he had such fine Engles as we. The Case is alter'd ; (a Comedy not printed among B. Jonson's Works)
What, Signior Antonio Balladino! welcome, sweet Engle. Poetaster.
What, pall I have my son a Stager now ? an Engle for Players? And he likewise uses it, as a Verb, in the fame Play, signifying to be. guile, defraud.
P'll prefently go, and engle fame Broker for a Poet's Gown, and bespeak a Garland.
I know not what; but formal in apparel; (21)
Luc. And what of him, Tranio ?
Tra. If he be credulous, and trust my tale,
[Ex. Luc. and Bian.
Enter a Pedant. Ped. God save you, Sir.
Tra. And you, Sir ; you are welcome :
Ped. Sir, at the farthest for a week or two;
Tra. What countryman, I pray?
Tra. Of Mantua, Sir? God forbid !
Ped. My life, Sir! how, I pray? for that goes hard.
Tra. ?Tis death for any one in Mantua
Ped. Alas, Sir; it is worfe for me than so;
Tra. Well, Sir, to do you courtesie, This will I do, and this will I adyise you; (21)
but formal in Apparel; In Gate and Countenance surely like a Father.] I have made bold to read, furly, and surely, I believe, I am right in doing so. Our Poet always represents his Pedants, imperious and magisterial. Besides, Trario's Directions to the Pedant for his Behaviour vouch for my Emendation.
'Tis well; and hold your own in any Cafe,
First, tell me, have you ever been at Pifa?
Ped. Ay, Sir, in Pisa have I often been;
Ped. I know him not, but I have heard of him i
Tra. He is my father, Sir; and, footh to say, In count'nance somewhat doth resemble you. Bion. As much as an apple doth an oyster, and all
[Afide. Tra. To save your life in this extremity, This favour will I do you for his fake; And think it not the worst of all your fortunes, That you are like to Sir Vincentio : His name and credit shall you undertake, And in my house you shall be friendly lodg’d: Look, that you take upon You as you Mould. You understand me, Sir: so fhall you stay 'Till you have done
business in the city. If this be court’sie, Sir, accept of it.
Ped. Oh, Sir, I do; and will repute you ever
Tra. Then go with me to make the matter goodi
[Exeunt. Enter Catharina and Grumio. Gru. No, no, forsooth, I dare not for my
life. Cath. The more my wrong, the more his spite ap
Nor never needed that I should intreat,
Gru. What say you to a neat's foot?
Gru. I fear, it is too fegmatick a meat :
Cath. I like it well; good Grumio, fetch it me.
Gru. I cannot tell; — I fear, it's cholerick:
Cath. A dish, that I do love to feed upon.
Enter Petruchio and Hortensio, with meat.
Pet. Pluck up thy spirits; look cheerfully upon me;