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Pet. A whoreson, beetle-headed, flap-eard knave!, Hor. Quick proceeders, inurry! Now, tell me, 1
You that durst swear that your mistress Bianca Will yon give thanks, sweet Kate; or else shall I ? Loved none in the world so well as Lucentia, What is this! Mutton ?
Tra. O despiteful love! Unconstant womankind! 1 Serr. Ay.
I tell thee, Licio, this is wonderful.
Hor Mistake no more: I am not Licio,
Nor a musician, as I seem to be;
But one that scorn to live ju this disguise,
Know, Sir, that I an call'd-Hortensio.
(Throws the Viat, &c. about the Slage. of your entire affection to Bianca;
Kath. I pray you, husband, be not so disquiel; Forswear Bianca and her love for ever. (centio,
Never to woo her more; but do forswear her,
As one unworthy all the former favours
That I have fondly Aatter'd her withal.
Tra. And here I take the like unfeigned oath,-
Ne'er to marry with her, though she would entreat: Than feed it with sucli over-roasted flesh.
Fic on her! See, how beastly she doth court him. Be patient; to-morrow it shall be mended,
Hor. 'Would, all the world, but he, had qute And, for this night, we'll fast for company :
forsworn! Come, I will bring thee to thy bridal chamber. For me,-that I may surely keep mine oath,
(Erennt Perruchio, Katharina, and Curtis. I will be married to a wealthy widow, Nath. (Advancing.) Peter, didst ever see the like? Ere three days pass; which hath as long loved Peter. He kills hier in her own hurnour.
As I have loved this proud disdainful haggard :
And so farewell, signior Lucentio.-
Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, l'urt. In her chamber,
Shall win my love :-and so I take my leave,
In resolution as I swore before.
(Erit llortensio.-Lucentio and Bianca soul,
As 'longeth to a lover's blessed case !
And have forsworn you, with Hortensio.
Bian. Tranio, you jest ; but have you both for: Pet. Thus have I politicly begun my reign,
Tra. Mistress, we have.
That shall be woo'd and wedded in a day.
Bian. God give him joy!
Bian. The taming-school! What, is there such a
place? As with the meat, some undeserved fault
Tra. Ay, mistress, and Petruchio is the master;
That teacheth tricks eleven and twenty long-
Enter BIONDELLO, running.
Bion. O master, master, I have watch'd so long
Will serve the turn.
Tra. What is he, Biondello?
I know not what; but formal in apparel,
In gait and conntenance surely like a father.
Tra. If he be credulous, and trust my tale,
And give assurance to Baptista Minola,
As it he were the right Vincentio.
(Ereunt Lucentio and Bianca.
Enter a PEDANT.
[They stand aside. Tra. And you, Sir! You are welcome.
Travel von far on, or are you at the furthest ?
Ped. Sir, at the furihest for a week or two:
Tra. What country man, I pray ?
Pet. Or Mantua.
[They retire. Ped. My life, Sir! How I pray! For that goes
+ Messenger. : Fluiter. Pretend
A merchant or a school-master.
TAMING OF THE SHREW.
207 To come to Padua ;--Know you not the cause ? Kath. 'Faith, as cold as can be. Your ships are ștaid at Venice; and the duke Pet. Pluck up thy spirits, Jook cheerfully opon (For private qurrrel 'twixt your duke and him,) Hath publish'd and proclaim'd it openly:
Here, love; thou see'st how diligent I am. Tis marvel; but that you're but newly come, To dress thy meat myself, and bring it thee : You might have heard it else proclaimi'd about.
(Sets the Dish on a Table. Ped. Alas, Sir, it is worse for me than so;
I am sure, sweet Kate, this kindness merits thanks.
What, not a word ? Nay then, thou lov'st it not;
Here, take away this dish.
Kuth. 'Pray you, let it stand. Fri, tell me, have you ever been at Pisa ?
Pet. The poorest service is repaid with thanks; Pid. Ay, Sir, in Pisa have I often been;
And so shall mine, before you tcuch the meat. Pisa, renowned for grave citizens.
kath. I thank you, Sir.
Ped. I know him not, but I have heard of him; Come, nistress Kate, I'll bear you company.
Pet. Eat it up all, Hortensio, if thou lovest me.
[Aside. In countenance somewhat doth resemble you. Much good do it unto thy gentle heart! Bion. As much as an apple doth an oyster, and Kate, cat apace :—And now, my honey love, all one.
(Aside. Will we return unto thy father's house ; Tra. To save your life in this extremity,
And revel it as bravely as the best,
With silken coats, and caps, and golden rings,
With scarts, and fans, and double change of
Come, tailor, let us see these ornaments;
Lay forth the gown.--What news with you, Sir?
Hab. Here is the cap your worship did bespeak. In all these circumstances I'll instruct you :
Pet. Why, this was moulded on a porringer; Go with me, Sir, to clothe you as becomes you.
A velvet dish ;- Fie, tie! 'Tis lewd and tilthy : (Ereunt. Why, 'tis a cockle, or a walnut-shell,
A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap;
Kath. I'll have no bigger; this doth fit the time,
And gentlewomen wear such caps as these.
And not till then, What, did he marry me to famish me?
Hor. That will not be in haste.
[Aside. that come unto my father's door,
Kath. Why, Sir, I trust I may have leave to Upon entreaty, have a present alms;
speak; It not, elsewhere they incet with charity :
And speak I will ; I am no child, no babe : But 1,-who never knew how to entreat,
Your betters have endured me say my mind; | Am starved for meat, giddy for lack of sleep; And, if you cannot, best you stop your ears.
With oaths kept waking, and with brawling ted: My tongue will tell the anger of my heart ; And that which spites me more than all these Or else my heart, concealing it, will break: wants,
And, rather than it shall, I will be free He does it under name of perfect love ;
Even to the uttermost, as I please, in words. As who should say,-if I should sleep, or eat,
Pet, Why, thou say'st true ; it is a paltry cap, Twere deadly sickness, or else present death.
A custard-coffir: I, a bauble, a silken pie : pr’ythee go, and get me some repast;
I ove thee well, in that thou likest it not. I care not what, so it be wholesome food.
Kath. Love me, or love me not, I like the cap;
And it I will have, or I will have none.
see't. How say you to a fat tripe, finely broil'd ?
( mercy, God! What masking stuff is here? Kath. I like it well; good Grumio, fetch it me. What's this? A sleeve ? 'Tis like a demi-cannon : Gru. I cannot tell; I fear, 'tis choleric.
What! Up and down, carved like an apple-tart? What say you to a piece of beef, and mustard ? Here's snip, and nip, and cut, and slish, and slash, Kath. A dish that I love to feed upon.
Like to a censer ý in a barber's shop :Gru. Ay, but the mustard is too hot a little. Why, what, o’devil's nan.e, tailor, call'st thou kath. Why, then the beef, and let the mustard
Hor. I see, she's like to have neither cap nor Gru. Nay, then I will not ; you shall have the
Tai, You bid me make it orderly and well, Or else you get bo beef of Grumio.
According to the fashion, and the time. hath. Then both, or one, or any thing thou wilt. Pet. Marry, and did; but if you be remember'd Gru. Why, then the mustard without the beef. I did not bid you mar it to the time, Kuth. Go, get thee gone, thou false deluding Go, hop me over every kennel home, slave,
[Beats him. For you shall hop without my custom, Sir: That feed'st me with the very name of meat : I'll none of it; hence, make your best of it. Sorrow on thee, and all the pack of you,
Kath. I never saw a better-tasbion'd gown, That' triumph thus upon my misery!
More quaint |), more pleasing, hor more commendGo, get thee gone, I say.
Belike, you mean to make a puppet of me.
+ Rustling. Lor. Mistress, what cheer?
A collie was the culinary term for raised crust.
These censers resemble our brasiers in shape. • Dispirited; a gallicism.
Tal. She says, your worship means to make a There will we mount, and thither walk on foot.puppet of her.
Let's see; I think, 'tis now some seven o'clock, Pet. O monstrous arrogance! Thou liest, thou And weil we may come there by dinner time. thread,
kath. I dare assure you, Sir, 'tis almost two; Thou thimble,
And twill be supper time, ere you come there. Thou yard, three-quarters, Wall-yard, quarter, nail, Pet. It shall be seven, ére I go to horse : Thou sea, thoi nil, thou winter cricket thou :- Look, what I speak, or do, or think to do, Braved in mine own house with a skein of thread! You are still crossing it.-Sirs, let't alone : Away, thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant; I will not go to-day; and ere I do, Or I shall so Le-mete thee with thy yard,
It shall be what o'clock I say it is. As thou shalt think on prating whilst thou liv'st! Hor. Why so! This gallant will command the I tell thee, I, that thou hast marr'd her gown.
(Eseuns Tai. Your worship is deceived; the gown is made Just as my master had direction :
SCENE IV.-Padua.-Before Baptista's House. Grumio gave order how it should be done.
Gru. I gave him no order, I gave him the stuff. Enter TRAN10, and the PENANT, dressed like
Tra. Sir, this is the house ; Please it you, that I Gru. Thou hast faced many things t.
call? Tai. I have.
Ped. Ay, what else? And, but I be deceived, Gru. Face not me: thou hast braved many men ;
Signior Baptista may remember me, brave not me; I will neither be faced nor braved. Near twenty years ago, in Genoa, where, I say unto thee,-) bid thy master ent out the
We were lodgers at the Pegasus. gown; but I did not Lid him cut it to pieces : ergo,
Tra. 'Tis well: thou liest.
And hold your own, in any case, with such
Ped. I warrant you: but, Sir, here comes your Tai, Imprimis, a loose-bodied gown :
boy ; Gru. Master, if ever I said loose-bodied gown,
'Twere good, he were school'd. sew me in the skirts of it, and beat me to death
Tra. Pear you not him. Sirrah, Biondello, with a bottom of brown thread : I said, a gown.
Now do your duty thoroughly, 1 advise you; Pet. Proceed.
Imagine 'twere the right Vincentio. Tai. With a small compass'd cape t;
Bion. Tut! Fear not ine. Gru. I confess the cape.
Tra. But hast thou done thy errand to Baptista ? Tai. With a trunk sleeve,
Bion. I told him that your father was at Venice ; Gru. I contess two sleeves.
And that you look'd for him this day in Padua. Tai. The sleeves curiously cut.
Tra. Thou’rt a tall fellow; hold thee that to Pet. Ay, there's the villainy.
drink. Gru. Error i' the bill, Sir; error j' the bill. I Here comes Baptista :-Set your countenance, Sir.commanded the sleeves should be cut out, and sew'd up again; and that I'll prove upon thee, Signior Baptista, you are happily met:
Enter BAPTISTA and LUCENTIO. though thy lille finger be arm'd in a thimble.
Tai. This is true, that I say ; an I had thee in Sir, (To the Pedunt.) place where, thou shouldst know it.
This is the gentleman I told you of; Gru. I am for thee straight: take thou the bill, Give me Bianca for my palimony.
I pray you, stand good father to me now, give me thy mete-yard $ and spare not me. Hor: God-it-mercy, Grumio: Then he shall have
Ped. Soft, son ! no odds.
Sir, by your leave; having come to Padua Pet. Well, Sir, in brief, the gown is not for me.
To gaiher in some debts, my son Lucentio Gru. You are ' i' the right, Sir; 'tis for my mis
Made me acquainted with a weighty cause tress.
Of love between your daughter and hiinself: Pet. Go, take it up unto thy master's use.
And,--for the good report I hear of you: Gru. Villain, not for thy life: Take up my mis- And for the love he beareth to your daughter, tress' gown for thy master's use!
And she to him,-to stay him not too long, Pet. Why, Sir, what's your conceit in that? I am content, in a good father's care, Gru. O, Sir, the conceit is deeper than you think To have him match'd ; and--if you please to like for :
No worse than I, Sir,-upon some agreement, Take up my mistress' gown to his master's use ! Me shall you find most ready and most willing 0, fie, tie, fie!
With one consent to have hier so bestow'd : Pet. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the tailor paid : Por curious + Icannot be with you,
(Åside. Signior Baptista, of whom I hear so well. Go take it hence; be gone, and say no more.
Bap. Sir, pardon nie in what 1 liave to say ;Hor. Tailor, I'll pay thee for thy gown to-morrow. Your plainness, and your shortness, please me well. Take no unkindness of his hasty words:
Right true it is, your son Lucentio bere Away, I say ; commend me to thy master.
Doth love my daughter, and she loveth him, (Exit Tailor.
Or both dissemble deeply their allections: Pet. Well, come, my Kate; we will
unto your And, therefore, if you say no more than this
That like a father you will deal with him, Even in these honest niean habiliments;
and pass i my daughter a sufficient dower, Our purses shall be proud, our garments poor :
The match is fully made, and all is done : For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich;
Your son shall have my daughter with consent. And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds,
Tra. I thank you, Sir. Where then do you know So honour peerelh|| in the meanest habit.
best, What, is the jay more precious than the lark, We be aflied y, and such assurance ta'en, Because his feathers are more beautiful?
As shall with either part's agreement stand ? Or is the adder belier than the eel,
Bap. Not in my house, Lucentio ; for, you know, Because his painted skin contents the eye!
Pitchers have ears, and I have many servants : 0, no, good kale; neither art thou the worse Besides, old Gremio is heark’ning siill; For this poor furniture, and inean array.
And, happily II, we might be interrupted. If thou account'st it shame, lay it on me :
Tra. Then at my lodging, aŋ it like you, Sir: And, therefore, frolic; we will hence forthwith, There doth my father lie; and there, this night To feast and sport us at thy father's house.
We'll pass the business privately and well: Go, call my men, and let us straight to him; Send for your daughter by your servant here, And bring our horses unto Long-lane end,
My boy shall fetch the scrivener presently:
The worst is this-that at so slender warning, • Be-measure.
You're like to have a thin and slender pittance. + Turned up many garments with facings. Í A round cape. ♡ Measuring-yard.
• Brave. + Scrupulous. Assure, or convey. Appeareth.
Bctrothcd. 9 Accidentally.
Bap. It likes me well:--Cambio, hie you home, Hast thou beheld a fresher gentlewoman !
Such war uf white and red within her cheeks !
As those two eyes become that lieavenly face !--
Fair lovely maid once more good day to thee :-
sweet, = Bap. I follow you.
Whither away; or where is thy abode ? (Ereunt Tranio, Pedani, and Baptista. Happy the parents of so fair a child : Bion. Cambio.
Happier the man, whom favourable stars Luc. What say'st thou, Biondello?
dlloi thee for his lovely bed-fellow! Bion. You saw my muster wink and laugh upon Het Why, how now, Kate! I hope, thou art not you?
mad: Luc. Biondello, what ot' that?
This is a man, oid, wrinkled, faded, witherd : Blon. 'Faith nothing ; but he has left me here And not a maiden, as thou say'st he is. behind, to expound the meaning or morale of his Kath. Pardon, old father, my mistaking eyes, signs and tokens.
That have been so bedazzled with the sun, Luc. I pray thee, moralize them.
That every thing I look on seemeth green : Bion. Then thus, Baptista is safe, talking with the Now I perceive, thou art a reverend father ; deceiving father of a deceitful son.
Pardon, I pray thee, for my mad mistaking. Luc. And what of him?
Pet. Do, good old grandsire ; and, withal mako Bion. His daughter is to be brought by you to the
Which way thou travellest; if along with us, Luc. And then ?
We shall be joyful of thy company, Bion. The old priest at Saint Luke's church is at Vin. Pair Sir,-and you my merry mistress, your coinmand at all hours.
That with your strange encounter much amazed me ; Luc. And what of all this?
My name is call d-Vincentio; ny dwelling-Pisa ; Bion. I cannot tell ; except they are busied about And bound I am to Padua ; there to visit a counterfeit assurance : Take you assurance of A son of mine, which long 1 have not seen. hier, cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum : To the Pet. What is bis name? church ;---Take the priest, clerk, and some suffici- Vin. Lucentio, gentle Sir. eut honest witnesses :
Pet. Happily met; the happier for thy son. 11 this be not that you looked for, I have no more to And now by law, as well as reverend age, say,
1 may entitle thee-my loving father ; But, bid Bianca farewell for ever and a day: The sister to my wife, this gentlewoman,
(Going. Thy son by this hath married : wonder not, Luc. Hear'st thou, Biondello?
Nor be not grieved ; she is of good esteem, Bion. I cannot tarry: I knew a wench married Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth; in an afternoon as she went to the garden for parsley Beside, so qualified as may beseem lu stuff a rabbit; and so may you, Sir; and só adieu, The spouse of any noble gentleman, Sir. My master hath appointed me to go to Saini Let me embrace with old Vincentio : Like's, to bid the priest be ready to come against And wander we to see thy honest son, you come with your appendix.
(Exit. Who will of thy arrival be full joyous. Luc. I may, and will, if stre be so contented: Vin. But is this true; or is it else your pleasure, Slie will be pleased, then wherefore should I doubt? Like pleasant travellers, to break a jest
p what hap may, I'll roundly go about her ; Upon the company yon overtake?
Pet. Come, go along, and see the truth hereof;
For our first merriment hath made thee jealous.
(Ereunt Petruchio, Katharina, and Vincentio.
Hor. Well, Petruchio, this bath put me in heart. Pet. Come on, o God's name ; once more toward Have to my widow; and if she be forward, our father's.
I hen hast thou taught Hortensto w be untoward. God Lord, how bright and goodly shines the moon!
(Ext. Kath. The moon i The suin ; it is not moonlight
SCENE I.-Padua.-Before LUCENTIO's House. Pel. Now, by my mother's sou, and that's nyselt, Enter on one side BIONDELLO, LUCENTIO, and Bili sivall be moon, er star, or what I list,
ANCA ; GREMIO walking on the other side. Or ere l journey to your fairer's house :* Go on, and fetch our horses back again.
Bion. Softly and swiftly, Sir"; for the priest is Evermore crossd, and cross'd ; nothing but cross'd!
ready: Hor. Say as he says, or we shall never go.
Luc. Illy, Biondello: but they may chance to Kath. Forward, I pray, since we have come so
need thee at bome, therefore leave us.
Bion. Nay, faith, I'll see the church o' your ll And be it moon, or sun, or what you please :
back; and then come back to my master as soon as
I can, And if you please to call it a rush candle,
(Ereunt Lucentio, Bianca, and Biondello. i Henceforth I vow it shall be so for me.
Gre. I marvel, Cainbio comes uot all this while. Pet. I say, it is the moon.
Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHNRINA, VINCENTIO, and Kuth. I know it is.
Attendants. Pet. Nay then you lie ; it is the blessed sun. kath. Then, God be bless'd, it is the blessed sun :
Pet. Sir, here's the door, this is Lacentio's house, But sun it is not, when you say it is not ;
My father's bears more toward the market-place ; And the moon changes, even as your wind.
Thither must ), and here I leave you, Sir. What you will have it named,
even that it is ;
Vir. You shall not choose but drink before you And so it shall be so, for Kathariue.
go; Hor. Petruchio, go thy ways; the field is won.
I think, I shall command your welcome here, Pet. Well, forward, forward : thus the bowl should And, by all likelihood, some cheer is toward.
(Knocks. And not unluckily against the bias.
Gre. They're busy within, you were best kuock Bul soft ; what company is coming here?
Enter PEDANT above, at a Window.
Ped. What's he, that knocks as he would beat
down the gate ?
[7o Vincentio. Vin. Is signior Lucentio within, Sir! Tell me, sweet Kate, and tell me truly wo,
Ped. He's within, Sir, but not to be spoken withal.
Vin. What a man bring lint a Wandred pound • Secret Jaturposes
or two, to make merry widiad.
means to co
Ped. Keep your hundred pounds to yourself; he ; Fin. Thus strangers may be haled and abused shall need none, so long as I live.
O monstrous villain. Pet. Nay, I wild you, your son was beloved in Padua.--Do you hear, Sii ?- To leave frivolous cir: Re-enter BIONDELLO, with LUCENTIO, and BIANCA. cumstances,-I pray yon, tell signior Lucentio, that Bion. 0, we are spoil'd, and yonder he is; deny biis father in come from Pisa, and is here at the him, forswear him, or else we are all undone. door to speak with him.
Luc. Pardon, sweet father.
(Kneeling. Ped. Thou liest; his father is come from Pisa, Vin, Lives my sweetest son. and here looking out at the window.
( Bindello, Tranio, and Pedant run out. I'm. Art thou his father?
Bian. Pardon, dear father.
Where is Laurentio !
That hare by marriage made thy daughter mine,
en somebody in this city under my Gre. Here's packing t, with a witness, to deceive countenance.
Vin. Where is that damned villain, Tranio,
That faced and braved me in this matter so !
While he did bear my countenance in the town;
Unto the wishe heaven of my bliss :Bion. Forgot you? No, Sir: I could not forget What Tranio did, myself enforced him to; you, for I never saw you betore in all my life.
Then pardon him, sweet father, for my sake, Vin, What, yon notorious villain, didst thou vever l'in. I'll slit the villain's nose, that would hart see thy master's father, Vincentio ?
sent ine to the gaol. Bion. Whal, my old, worshipful old master? Yes, Bap. But do you hear, Sir! (To Lucentio.] Hare marry, Sir; see where he looks out of the window. you inarried my daughter without asking my good Vin. Is't so, indeerd?
[Beats Biondello, will ? Bion. Help, help, help! Here's a macman will l'in. Fear not, Baptista; we will content you, murder me.
go to : Ped. Help, son! Help, signior Baptista!
But I will in, to be revenged for this villainy. (Exit, from the windorr.
(Eril. Pet. Priythee, Kate, let's stand aside, and see the Bap. And I, to sound the depth of this knavery. end of this controversy. (7'ley retire.
Luc. Look not pale, Bianca ; thy father will bet Re-enter PEDANT below ; BAPTISTA, TRANIO, and frown.
(Errunt Lucentio and Biaxca. Servants.
Gre. My cake is dough 1: but I'll in among the Tra. Sir, what are you, that offer to beat my
rest ; servants
Out of hope of all,-but my share of the feast, Vin. What am I, Sir? Nay, what are you, Sir ?
(Ert. -O immortal goils ! O fine villain! A silken dog
PETRUCHIO and KATHARINA ad ranee. blet! A relvet hose! A scarlet cloak! And a copa.
Kath. Husband, let's follow to see the end of this tain hat * !-1), I am undone! I ain indone! While
Kath. What, in the midst of the street ?
Pvt. Whai, art thou ashamed of me?
Kath. No, Sir; God forbid : but ashamed to kiss. Tra. Sir, you seem a sober ancient gentleman by
Pet. Why then, let's liome again :-Come, sirrah, your habit, hnt your words shew you a madman : Why, Sir, what concerns it you, if I wear pearl and Kath. Nay, I will give thee a kiss : now pray thet gold! I thank my good father, I am able to main
love, stay. tain it.
Pet. Is not this well?-Come, my sweet Kate ; l'in. Thy father? O villain ! He is a sail-maker in
Better once than never, for never too late. (Ereunt.
Bap. You mistake, Sir; you mistake, Sir; Pray, SCENE II.-A Room in LUCENTIO's House.
A Banquet set out.- Enter BAPTISTA, VINCENTIO, have brought hiin up ever since he was three years
Gremio, the PedanT, LUCENTIO, BIANCO, PEold, and his name is Tranio.
TRUCHIO, KATHARINA, HORTENSIO, und Widow. Ped. Away, away, mad ass ! His name is Lii
TRANIO, BIONDELLO, GRUM10, and others, atiendcentio; and he is mine only son, and heir to the ing. lands of me, signior Vincentio.
Luc. At last, thongh long, our
ir jarring notes agree:
While I with self-same kindness welcome thine: -
My banquet ø is to close our stomachs up.
For now we sit to chat, as well as eat. to primonio
(They sit at table. Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be co- Pet. Nothing but sit and sit, and eat and eat! ney-catch'a + m this business; I dare swear, this is Bar. Parlua affords this kindness, son Petruchio. the right Vincentiv.
Pri. Pariua affords nothing but what is kind. Ped. Swear, if thou darest.
Hor. For both our sakes, I would that word vere
• Deceived they eyes.
Pap. Away with the dotard ; to the gaoi with A proverbial expression, repeate after a dis.
A hangnet was a resection consisting of frait, • A hat with conical crowy. + Chealed. cakes, &c.
he shall go