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That shall be woo'd and wedded in a day.
He says so, Tranio. Tra. 'Faith, he is gone unto the taming-school. Bian. The taming-school! what, is there such a
place? Tra. Ay, mistress, and Petruchio is the master; That teacheth tricks eleven and twenty long, To tame a shrew, and charm her chattering tongue.
Enter Biondello, running.
What is he, Biondello ?
Luc. And what of him, Tranio ?. .
Tra. If he be credulous, and trust my tale,
[Exeunt Lucentio and Bianca.
Enter a Pedant.
And you, sir ! you are welcome. Travel you far on, or are you at the farthest ?
Ped. Sir, at the furthest for a week or two :
Tra. What countryman, I pray?
* Messenger. of A merchant or a schoolmaster.
And come to Padua, careless of your life?
Ped. Alas, sir, it is worse for me than so; .
Tra. Well, sir, to do you courtesy, .
Ped. Ay, sir, in Pisa have I often been; Pisa, renowned for grave citizens.
Tra. Among them, know you one Vincentio ?
Ped. I know him not, but I have heard of him; A merchant of incomparable wealth.
Tra. He is my father, sir ; and, sooth to say, In countenance somewhat doth resemble you.
Bion. As much as an apple doth an oyster, and all one.
[Aside. Ped. To save your life in this extremity, This favour will I do you for his sake; 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 lodged ; Look, that you take upon you as you should ; You understand me, sir ;-so shall you stay Till you have done your business in the city: If this be courtesy, sir, accept of it.
Ped, 0, sir, I do; and will repute you ever The patron of my life and liberty. • Tra. Then go with me, to make the matter good. This, by the way, I let you understand ;
My father is here look'd for every day,
Enter Katharina and Grumio, Gru. No, no, forsooth; I dare not, for my life. Kath. The more my wrong, the more his spite
Gru. What say you to a neat's foot ?
Gru. I fear it is too cholerick a meat:
Kath. I like it well; good Grumio, fetch it me.
Gru. I cannot tell; I fear 'tis cholerick,
Kath. A dish that I do love to feed upon.
Gru. Nay, then I will not; you shall have the
mustard, Or else you get no beef of Grumio.
Kath. Then both, or one, or any thing thou wilt. Gru. Why, then the mustard without the beef. Kath. Go, get thee gone, thou false. deluding i slave,
[Beats him. That feed'st me with the very name of meat : Sorrow on thee, and all the pack of you, That triumph thus upon my misery! Go, get thee gone, I say. Enter Petruchio with a dish of meat ; and Hor
amort * ?
'Faith, as cold as can be. • Pet. Pluck up thy spirits, look cheerfully upon
me. Here, love, thou see'st how diligent I am, To dress thy meat myself, and bring it thée :
[Sets the dish on a table. I am sure, sweet Kate, this kindness merits thanks. What, not a word ? Nay, then, thou lov'st it not; And all my pains is sorted to no proof : Here, take away this dish. Kath.
'Pray you, let it stand. Pet. The poorest service is repaid with thanks; And so shall mine, before you touch the meat.
Kath. I thank you, sir..
Hor. Signior Petruchio, fye! you are to blame ! Come, mistress Kate, I'll bear you company. Pet. Eat it up all, Hortensio, if thou lov'st me.
[Aside. Much good do it unto thy gentle heart ! Kate, eat apace :-And now, my honey love,. Will we return unto thy father's house ; . : And revel it as bravely as the best,
* Dispirited ; a gallicism. VOL. III.
With silken coats, and caps, and golden rings, With ruffs, and cuffs, and farthingales, and things; With scarfs, and fans, and double change of bra
Hab. Here is the cap your worship did bespeak.
Pet. Why, this was moulded on a porringer;
Kath. I'll have no bigger ; this doth fit the time,
Hor. That will not be in haste. Aside.
Pet. Why, thou say'st true ; it is a paltry cap,
t Rustling. | A coffin was the culinary term for raised crust.