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I have no more doublets than backs, no more stock. And not a tinker, nor Christophero Sly.ings than legs, nor no more shoes than feet; nay, Well, bring our lady hither to our sight; sometimes, more feet than shoes, or such shoes as And once again, a pot o' the smallest ale. my toes look through the overleather.

2 Serv. Willi please your mightiness to wash Lord. Heaven cease this idle humour in your

your hands ? honour!

(Servants present an ewer, bason, and napkin. O, that a mighty man, of such descent,

0, how we joy to see your wit restor'd! of such possessions, and so high esteein, O, that once more you knew but what you are! Should be infused with so foul a spirit!

These fifteen years you have been in a dream; Sly. What, would you make me mad? Am not Or, when you wak’d, so wak'd as if you slept. I Christopher Sly, old Sly's son of Burton-heath; Sly. These fifteen years! by my say,a goodly by birth i pedler, by education a card-maker, bý

nap. transmutation a bear-herd, and now by present But did I never speak of all that time? professiou a tinker?.. Ask Marian Hacket, the fat I Serv. O, yes, my lord; but very idle words :ale-wise of Wincot, if she know me nor: if she say For though you lay here in this goodly chamber, I am not fourteen pence on the score for sheer ale, Yet would you say, ye were beaten out of door; score me up for the lyingest knave in Christendom. And rail upon the hostess of the house ; What, I am not bestraught:' Here's-

And say, you would present her at the lect,' 1 Serv. O, this it is that makes your lady mourn. Because she brought sione jugsand no seal'd quarts: 2 Serv. 0, this it is that makes your servants Sometimes you would call out for Cicely Hacket. droop.

Slu. Ay, the woman's maid of the house. Lord. Hence comes it that your kindred shun 3 Serv. 'Why, sir, you know no house, nor no your house,

such maid ; As beaten hence by your strange lunacy. Nor no such men, as you have reckond up,0, noble lord, bethink thee of thy birth;

As Stephen Sly, and old John Naps of Greece. Call home thy ancient thoughts from banishment, And Peter Turf, and Henry Pimpernell; And banish hence these abject lowly dreams : And twenty more such nani «s and men as these, Look how thy servants do attend on thee, Which never were, nor no inan ever saw. Each in his office ready at thy beck.

Sly. Now, Lord be thanked for my good amends! Wilt thou have music ? hark! Apollo plays, . Amen.

(Music. Sly. I thank thee; thou shalt not lose by it. And twenty caged nightingales do sing :

Enter the Page, as a lady, with attendunts. Or wilt thou sleep? we'll have thee to a couch, Page. How fares my noble lord ? Soster and sweeter than the lustful bed

Sly. Marry, I fare well; for here is cheer enough. On purpose trimm'd up for Semiramis.

Where is my wife? Say, thou wilt walk; we will bestrew the ground: Page. Here, noblelord; What is thy will with her? Or wilt thou ride? thy horses shall be trapp'd, Sly. Are you iny wise, and will not call nieTheir harness studded all with gold and pearl.

husband ? Dost thou love hawking? thou hast hawks will soar My men should call me-lord; I am your goodman. Above the morning lark: Or wilt thou hunt ? Page. My husband and my lord, my lord and Thy hounds shall make the welkin answer them,

husband; And fetch shrill echoes from the hollow earth. I am your wife in all obedience. 1 Serv. Say, thou wilt course; thy greyhounds Sly. I know it well :- What must I call her? are as swift

Lord. Madam. As breathed stags, ay, fleeter than the roe.


Al'ce madam, or Joan madam? 2 Serv. Dost thou love pictures ? we will fetch Lord. Madam, and nothing else ; so lords call thee straight

ladies. Adonis, painted by a running brook :

Sly. Madam wise, they say that I have dream'd, And Cytherea all in sedges hid ;

and slept Which seem to move and wanton with her breath, Above some fifteen year and more. Even as the waving sedges play with wind. Page. Ay, and the time seems thirty unto me:

Lord. We'll show thee Io, as she was a maid ; Being all this time abandon'd from your bed. And how she was beguiled and surpris'd,

Sly. "Tis much ;---Servants, leave me and her As lively painted as the deed was done.

alone. 3 Serv. 'Or Daphne, roaming through a thorny Madam, undress you, and come now to bed. wood ;

Page. Thrice noble lord, let me entreat of you, Scratehing her legs that one shall swear she bleeds: To pardon me yet for a night or two; And at that sight shall sad Apollo weep,

Or, if not so, until the sun be set : So workmanly the blood and lears are drawn. For your physicians have expressly charg'd,

Lord. Thou art a lord, and nothing but a lord: In peril to incur your former malady, Thou hast a lady far more beautiful

That I should yet absent me from your bed : Than any woman in this waning age.

I hope, this reason stands for my excuse. 1 Serv. And, till the tears that she hath shed for Sly. Ay, it stands so, that I may hardly tarry so thee,

long. But I would be loath to fall into my dreams
Like envious floods, o'er-ran her lovely face, again; I will therefore tarry, in despite of the flesh
She was the fairest creature in the world ; and the blood.
And yel she is inferior to none.
Sly. Am I a lord ? and have I such a lady ?

Enter a Servant,
Or do I dream? or have I dream'd till now?
I do not sleep: I see, I hear, I speak;

Serv. Your honour's players, hearing your | smell sweet savours, and I feel soft things :

amendment, Upon my life, I am a lord, indeed;

Are come to play a pleasant comedy,

For so your dociors hold it very meet ; (1) Distracted, (2) Faith. (3) Court-leet. Seeing too much sadness hath congeal'd your blood, And melancholy is the nurse of frenzy,

Enter Baptista, Katharina, Bianca, Gremio, and Therefore, they thought it good you hear a play, Hortensio. Lucentio and Tranio stand aside. And frame your mind to mirth and merriment, Which bars a thousand harms, and lengthens life. For how I firmly am resolvd you know;

Bap. Gentlemen, importune me no further, Sly. Marry, I will; let thein play it: Is not a con montyi a Christmas gambol, or a tumbling- Before' have a husband for the elder:

That is,-not to bestow my youngest daughter, trick? Page. No, my good lord; it is more pleasing Because I know you well, and love you well,

either of you both love Katharina, stuff. Sly. What, household stuff ?

Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure. Page. It is a kind of history.

Gre. To cart her rather : She's too 'rough for me : Sly. Well, we'll see't: Come, madam wife, sit There, there, Hortensio, will you any wife ? by my side, and let the world slip; we shall ne'er To make a stale" of'me amongst these mates ?

Kath. I pray you, sir, (To Bap. ) is it your will be younger.

(They sit down.

Hor. Mates, maid ! how mean you that ? no

mates for you,
Unless you were of gentler, milder mould.

Kath. I'faith, sir, you shall never need to fear;

I wis, it is not half way to her heart:
But, if it were, doubt not her care should be

To comb your noddle with a three-legg'd stool, SCENE 1.-Padua. A Public Place. Enter And paint your face, and use you like a fool. Lucentio and Tranio.

Hor. From all such devils, good Lord, deliver us!

Gre. And me too, good Lord ! Luc. Tranio, since-for the great desire I had Tra. Hush, master! here is some good pastime To see sair Padua, nursery of arts,

toward ; I am arriv'd for fruitful Lombardy,

That wench is stark mad, or wonderful froward. The pleasant garden of great Italy;

Luc. But in the other's silence I do see
And, by my father's love and leave, am arm'd Maids' mild behaviour and sobriety.
With his good will, and thy good company, Peace, Tranio.
Most trusty servant, well approv'd in all;

Tra. Well said, master; mum! and gaze your Here let us breathe, and happily institute

fill. A course of learning, and ingenious? studies. Bap. Gentlemen, that I may soon make good Pisa, renowned for grave citizens,

What have I said, --Bianca, get you in : Gave me my being, and my father first,

And let it not displease thee, good Bianca; A merchant of great traffic through the world, For I will love thee ne'er the less, my girl. Vincentio, come of the Bentivolii.

Kath. A pretty peat!' 'tis best Vincentio his son, brought up in Florence, Put finger in the eye,-an she knew why. It shall become, to serve all hopes conceiv'd, Bian. Sister, content you in my discontent.To deck his fortune with his viriuous deeds : Sir, to your pleasure humbly I subscribe : And therefore, Tranio, for the time I study, My books, and instruments, shall be my company; Virtue, and that part of philosophy

On them to look, and practise by myself. Will I apply, thai treats of happiness

Luc. Hark, Tranio! thou may'st hear Minerva By virtue 'specially to be achiev'd.


(Aside. Tell me thy mind : for I have Pisa left,

Hor. Signior Baptista, will you be so strange? And am to Padua come; as he that leaves Sorry am I, that our good will effects A shallow plash,» to plunge him in the deep, Bianca's grief. And with satiety seeks to quench his thirst.

Gre. Why, will you mew:0 her up, Tra. Mi perdonate, “ gentle master mine, Signior Baptista, for this fiend of hell, I am in all'affected as yourself ;

And make her bear the penance of her tonguic? G!d that you thus continue your resolve,

Bap. Gentlemen, content ye; I am resolv'd :To suck the sweets of sweet philosophy.

Go in, Bianca.

(Exit Bianca. Only, good master, while we do admire

And for I know, she taketh most delight This virtue, and this moral discipline,

In music, instruments, and poetry, Let's be no stoics, nor no stocks, I pray :

Schoolmasters will I keep within my house, Or so devote to Aristotle's checks,

Fit to instruct her youth. If you, Hortensio, As Ovid be an outcast quite abjur'd ·

Or signior Gremio, you,-know any such,
Talk logic with acquaintance that you have, Prefer them hither; for lo cunning'? men
And practice rhetoric in your common talk : I will be very kind, and liberal
Music and poesy use to quicken® you ;

To mine own children in good bringing-up;
The mathematics, and the metaphysics,

And so farewell. Katharina, you may stay Fall to them, as you find your stomach serves you: For I have more to commune with Bianca.' Erit. No profit grows, where is no pleasure ta'en;- Kath. Why, and I trust, I may go too; May I not? In brief, sir, study what you most affect.

What, shall I be appointed hours; as though, belikc, Luc. Gramercies, Tranio, well dost thou advise. I knew not what to take, and what to leave? Ha! IT, Biondello, thou wert come ashore,

[Erit. We could at once put us in readiness;

Gre. You may go to the devil's dam ; your gills! And take a lodging, fit to entertain

are so good, here is none will hold you. Their love Such friends, as time in Padua shall beget. is not so great, Hortensio, but we may blow our But stay awhile : What company is this ? nails together, and fast it fairly out ;'o!r cake's

Tra. Master, some show, to welcome us to town. dough on both sides. Farewell :-Yei, for the love (1) For comedy.

(2) Ingenuous. (7) A bait or decoy. (8) Think. (9) Pet. (3) Small piece of water. (4) Pardon me. (10) Shut. (11) Recommend. (5) Harsh rules.

(6) Animate.

(12) Knowing, Icarned. (13) Endowmente I bear my sweet Bianca, if I can by any means Tra. Nay, then, 'tis time to stir him from his light on a fit man, to teach her that wherein she

trance. delights, I will wish hin 10 her father.

I pray, awake, sir; If you love the maid, Hor. So will I, signior Gremio: But a word, 1 Bend thoughts and wits to achieve her. Thus it para sa parte, know now, upon aduce, il toucheth Her elder sister is so curst and shrewd, us voth,--that we may yet again have access to our That, till the father rid his hands of her, fair mistress, and be harry rivals in Bianca's love, Master, your love must live a maid at home; - to labour und effect one thing 'specially. And therefore has he closely mew'd her up, Gre, What's that, I pray?

Because she shall not be annoy'd with suitors. Hor. Marry, sir, io get a husband for her sister. Luc. Ah, Tranio, what a cruel father's he! Gre. A husband! a devil.

But art thou not advis'd, he look some care Hor. I say, a husband.

To get her cunning schoolmasters to instruct her? Gre, I say, a devil: Think'st thou, Hortensio, Tra. Ay marry, am I, sir ; and now 'lis ploited. though her father be very rich, any man is so very Luc. I have it, Tranio. a tool to be married to hell?


Master, for my hand, Hor. Tush, Gremio, though it pass your patience, Both our inventions meet and jump in one. and mine, to endure her loud alarums, why, man, Luc. Tell me thine first. there be good fellows in the world, an a man could Tra.

You will be schoolmaster, light on them, would take her with all faults, and And undertake the teaching of the maid: money enough.

That's your device. Gre. I cannot tell; but I had as lief take her Luc.

It is: May it be done? dowry with this condition,--to be whipped at the Tra. Not possible ; for who shall bear your part, high-cross every morning.

And be in Padua here Vincentio's son ? Hor. 'Faith, as you say, there's small choice in Keep house, and ply his book; welcome his friends ; rotten apples.' But, come; since this bar in law Visit his countryinen, and banquet them? makes us friends, it shall be so far forth friendly Luc. Basta ;8 content thee; for I have it full. maintained, -lill' by helping Baptista's eldest We have not yet been seen in any house ; daughter to a husband, we set his youngest free for Nor can we be distinguished by our faces, a husband, and then have to't afresh. --Sweet Bi. For man, or master: then it follows thus ;anca!-Happy man be his dole!2 He that runs fast- Thou shalt be master, Tranio, in my stead, est, gets the ring. How say you, signior Gremio ? Keep house, and port," and servants, as I should :

Gre. I am agreed : and 'would I had given him I will some other be ; some Florentine, the best horse in Padua to beyin his wooing, that Some Neapolitan, or mean man of Pisa. would thoroughiy woo her, wed her, and bed her, 'Tis hatch'd, and shall be so :-Tranio, at once and rid the house of her. Come on.

Uncase thee; take my colour'd hat and cloak: (Ereunl Gremio and Hortensio. When Biondello conies, he wails on thee; Tra. (Advancing.) I pray, sir, tell me, -Is it But I will charm him first to keep his tongue. possible

Tra. So had you need. [They exchange habits. That love should of a sudden take such hold ? In brief then, sir, sitho it your pleasure is,

Luc. O Tranio, till I found it to be true, And I am tied to be obedient I never thought it possible, or likely;

(For so your father charg'd me at our parting; But see! while idly I siood looking on,

Be serviceuble to my son, quoth he,
I found the effect of love in idleness:

Although, I think, twas in another sense
And now in plainness do confes to thee,- I am content to be Lucentio,
That art to me as sceret, and as dear,

Because so well I love Lucentio.
As Anna to the queen of Carthage was,-

Luc. Tranio, be so, because Lucentio loves : Tranio, I burn, I pine, I perish, Tranio,

And let me be a slave, to achieve that maid, Ill achieve not this young modesi giri:

Whose sudden sight hath thralld my wounded eye. Counsel me, Tranio, for I know thou canst;

Enter Biondello. Assist ine, Tranio, for I know thou wilt.

Tra. Master, it is no time to chide you now; Here comes the rogue.---Sirrah, where have you Affection is not rated from the heart :

been ? Il love have touch'd you, nought remains but so,- Bion. Where have I been? Nay, how now, where Redime et captum quam queas minimo.

are you? Luc. Gramercies, lad; go forward: this contents; Master, has my fellow Tranio slol'n vour clothes ? The rest will comfort, for thy counsel's sound. Or you stol'r, his ? or both ? pray, what's the news ?

Tra. Master, you look'd so longly on the maid, Luc. Sirrah, come hither; 'tis no time to jest, Perhaps you mark'd not what's the pith of all. And therefore Traine your manners to the time.

Luc. O yes, I saw sweet beauty in her face, Your fellow Tranio here, to save my life,
Such as the daughters of Agenor had,

Puts my apparel and my countenance on,
That made great Jove to humble him to her hand, And I for my escape have put on his ;
When with his knees he kiss'd the Cretan strand.' For in a quarrel, since I came ashore,
Tra. Saw you no more ? mark'd you not, how I kill'd a inan, and fear I was descried :'
her sister

Wait you on him, I charge you, as becomes,
Began to scold; and raise up such a storm, While I make way from hence to save my life.
That mortal ears might hardly endure the din? You understand me?
Luc. Tranio, I saw her coral lips to move,


I, sir ? ne'er a whit. And with her breath she did perfume the air; Luc. And not a jot of Tranio in your mouth; Sacred, and sweet, was all I saw in her.

Tranio is chang'd into Lucentio.

Bion. The better for him ; 'Would I were so too! (1) Consideration. (2) Gain or lot. (2) Driven out by chiding. (4) Longingly. (7) Show, appearance.

(8) Since. (5) Europa. 16) 'Tis enough.

(9) Observed.

nse ;)

Tra. So would I, 'faith, boy, to have the next|Rap me here, knock me well, and knock me wish aster,

soundly? That Lucentio indeed had Baptista's youngest And come you now with—knocking at the gate ? daughter.

Pel. Sirrah, be gone, or talk no, I advise you. But, sirrah,not for my sake, but your master's,- Hor. Petruchio, patience; I am Grumio's pledge: I advise

Why, this is a heavy chance 'wixt him and you; You use your manners discreetly in all kind of Your ancient, trusty, pleasant servant Grumio. companies :

And tell me now, sweet liiend,-what happy gale When I am alone, why, then I am Tranio; Blows you to Padua here, from old Verona ? But in all places else, your master Lucentio. Pel. Such wind as scatters young men through Luc. Tranio, let's go:

the world, One thing more rests, that thyself execute ;- To seek their fortunes further than at home, To make one among these wooers : If thou ask me Where small experience grows. But in a few,' why,

Signior Hortensio, thus it stands with me:Sufficeth, my reasons are both good and weighty. Antonio, my father, is deceas'd;

(Exeunt. And I have thrust myself into this maze, 1 Serv. My lord, you nod: you do not mind the Haply to wive, and thrive, as best I may: play.

Crowns in my purse I have, and goods at home, Sly. Yes, by saint Anne, do I. A good matter, And so am come abroad to see the world. surely; Comes there any more of il ?

Hor. Petruchio, shall I then come roundly to Page. My lord, 'lis but begun.

thee, Sly. 'Tis a very excellent piece of work, madam And wish thee to a shrewd ill-favour'd wife? lady; 'Would't were done !

Thou’ust thank me but a little for my counsel : SCENF. II.- The same, Before Hortensio's And yet I'll promise thee she shall be rich, house. Enter Petruchio and Grumio.

And very rich :-but thou'rt too much my friend,

And I'll not wish thee to her. Pel. Verona, for a while I take my leave, Pet. Signior Hortensio, 'twixt such friends as we, To see my friends in Padua; but of all,

Few words sustice: and, therefore, if thou know My best beloved and approved friend,

One rich enough to be Petruchio's wise, Hortensio; and, I trow, this is his house : (As wealth is burthen of my wooing dance,) Flere, sirrah Grumiv; knock, I say.

Be she as foul as was Florentius' love, a Gru. Knock, sir ! whom should I knock? is there As old as Sybil, and as curst and shrewd any man has rebused your worship?

As Socrates' Xantippe, or a worse, Pet

. Villain, I say, knock me here soundly. She moves me not, or not removes, at least, Gru. Knock you here, sir ? why, sir, what am I, Affection's edge in me; were she as rough sir, that I should knock you here, sir ?

As are the swelling Adriatic seas: Pet. Villain, I say, knock me at this gate,

I come to wive it wealthily in Padua ; And rap me well, or I'll knock your knave's pate. If wealthily, then happily in Padua. Gru. My master is grown quarrelsome: I should

Gru. Nay, look you, sir, he tells you flatly what knock you first,

his mind is: Why, give him gold enough, and And then I know after who comes by the worst.

marry him to a puppet, or an aglet-baby ; * or an Pet. Will it not be ?

old trot with ne'er a tooth in her head, though she 'Faith, sirrah, and you'll not knock, I'll wring it; have as many diseases as two and fifty horses : why, I'll try how you can sol, fa, and sing it.

nothing comes amiss, eo money comes withal. [He wrings Grumio by the ears.

Hor. Petruchio, since we have stepp'd thus far in, Gru. Help, masters, help! my master is mad.

I will continue that I broach'd in jest. Pet. Now, knock when I bid you: sirrah! villain! I can, Petruchio, help thee to a wife Enter Hortensio.

With wealth enough, and young, and beauteous ; Hor. How now? what's the matter ?-My old Brought up, as best becomes a gentlewoman: friend Grumio! and my good friend Petruchio!-Her only fault (and that is faults enough,) How do you all at Verona?

Is,-that she is intolerably curst, Pet. Signior Hortensio,come you to part the fray? And shrewd, and froward; so beyond all measure, Con tullo il core bene trovato, may I say.

That, were my state far worser than it is, Hor. Alla nostra casa bene venuto,

I would not wed her for a mine of gold. Molto honorato signior mio Petruchio.

Pet. Hortensio, peace; thou know'st not gold's

effect:Rise, Grumio, rise; we will compound this quarrel.

Gru. Nay,'lis no matter, what he 'leges' in Latin Tell me her father's name, and 'tis enough; --if this be not a lawsul cause for me to leave his For I will board her, though she chide as loud service, -Look you, sir,—he bid me knock him, and As thunder, when the clouds in autumn crack. rap him soundly, sir : Well, was it fit for a servant

Hor. Her father is Baptista Minola, to use his master so; being, perhaps, (for aught i An affable and courteous gentleman : see,) two and thirty, --a pip out ?

Her name is Katharina Minola,
Whom, 'would to God, I had well knock'd at first, Renown'd in Padua for her scolding tongue.
Then had not Grumio come by the worst.

Pet. I know her father, though I know not her; Pet. A senseless villain !-Good Hortensio,

And he knew my deceased father well:I bade tie rascal knock upon your gate,

I will not sleep, Hortensio, till I see her; And could not get him for my heart to do it.

And therefore let me be thus bold with you, Gru. Knock at the gate ?-O heavens !

To give you over at this first encounter, Spake you not these words plain,--Sirrah, knock Unless you will accompany me thither. me here,

Gru. I prav you, sir, let him go while the hu

mour lasts. O' my word, an she knew him as well (1) Alleges. (2) Few words.

as I do, she would think' scolding would do liille (3) See The story, No. 39, of ' A Thousand No tesle Things.'

(4) A small image on the tag of lace.

good upon him: She may, perhaps, call him half So shall I no whit be behind in duty a score knaves, or so: why, that's nothing; an he To fair Bianca, so belov'd of me. begin once, he'll rail in his rope-tricks.'l'll tell Gre. Belov'd of me, and that my deeds shall you whal, sir,-an she stand' him but a little, he

prove. will throw a figure in her face, and so disfigure he. Gru. And that his bags shall prove. (Aside. with it, that she shall have no more eyes to see Hor. Gremio, 'tis now no time to vent our love: withal than a cat: you know him not, sir. Listen to me, and if you speak me fair,

Hor. Tarry, Petruchio, I must go with thee; I'll tell you news indifferent good for cither. For in Baptista's keep my treasure is :

Here is a gentleman, whom by chance I inct, He hath the jewel of my life in hold,

Upon arrecment from us to his liking,
His youngest daughter, beautiful Bianca; Will undertake to woo curst Katharine ;
And her withholds from ine, and other more Yea, and to marry her, if her dowry please.
Suitors to her, and rivals in my love :

Gre. So said, so done, is well:
Supposing it a thing impossible

Hortensio, have you told him all her faults ? (For those defects I have before rehears'd,) Pet. I know, she is an irksome brawling ecold; That ever Katharina will be woo'd,

If that be all, masters, I hear no harm. Therefore this order* hath Baptista ta'en ;

Gre. No, say'st me so, friend? What country. That none shall have access unto Bianca,

Till Katharine the curst have got a husband. Pet. Born in Verona, old Antonio's son:
Gru. Katharine the cuirst!

My father dead, my fortune lives for me ;
A title for a maid, of all titles the worst. And I do hope good days, and long, to see.

Hor. Now shall my friend Petruchio do me grace; Gre. O, sir, such a life,' with such a wise, were And offer me, disguis'd in sober robes,

strange: To old Baptista as a schoolmaster

But, if you have a stomach, to't, o God's name; Well seen in music, to instruct Bianca : You shall have me assisting you in ail. That so I may by this device, at least,

But will you woo this wild cat? Have leave and leisure to make love io her,


Will I live? And, unsuspected, court her by herself.

Gru. Will he woo her ? ay, or I'll hang her.

1.7 side. Enter Gremio; with him Lucentio disguised, with

Pet. Why came I hither, but to that intent? books under his arin.

Think you, a little din can daunt mine ears? Gru. Here's no knavery! See; to beguile the Have I not in my time heard lions rcar? old folks, how the young folks lay their heads to- Have I not heard the sea, puf'd up with wind's, gether! Master, master, look about you: Who Rage like an angry boar, chafed with sweat? goes there? ha!

Have I not heard great ordnance in the field, Hor. Peace, Grumio; 'tis the rival of my love:- Ind heaven's artillery thunder in the skies? Petruchio, stand by a while.

Have I not in a pitched battle heard Gru. A proper stripling, and an amorous ! Loud'larums, neighing steeds, and trumpets'clang?

(They retire. And do you tell me of a woman's tongue; Gre. O, very well ; I have perus'd ihe note. That gives not hall so great a blow to the car, Hark you, sir; I'll have them very fairly bound : As will a chesnut in a farmer's tire ? All books of love, see that at any hand, Tush! tush! fear boys with bugs. And see you read no other lectures to her :


For he fears none. You understand me :-Over and beside

(.1 side. Signior Baptista's liberality,

Gre. Hortensio, hark ! I'll mnend it with a largess: _Take your papers too, This gentleman is happily arriv'd, And let me have them very well perfum'd; My mind presumes, for his own good, and yours. For she is sweeter than perfume itself,

Hor. I promis'd, we would be contributors, To whom they go. What will you read to her ? And bear his charge of wooing, whatsoe'er.

Luc. Whate'er I read to her, I'll plead for you, Gre. And so we will; provided, that he win her. As for my patron (stand you so assur'd,)

Gru. I would, I were as sure of a good Jinner. As firmly as yourself were still in place :

[./side. Yea, and (perhaps) with more successful words Than you, unless you were a scholar, sir.

Enter Tranio, bravely apparelled; and Biondello. Gre. O this Icarning! what a thing it is! Tra. Gentlemen, God save you! Isi may be bold, Gru. O this woodcock! what an ass it is! Tell me, I beseech you, which is the readiest way Pet. Peace, sirrah.

To the house of signior Baptista Minola ? Hor. Grumio, mum!-God save you, signior Gre. He that has the two fair daughters :-is't Gremio!

(Aside to Tranio.] he you mean? Gre. And you're well met, signior Hortensio. Tra. Even he. Biondello!

Gre. Hark you, sir; You mean not her to Whither I am going ?-To Baptista Minola. Tra. Perhaps, him and her, sir; What have I promis'd to inquire carefully

you to do? About a schoolmaster for fair Bianca:

Pet. Not her that chides, sir, at any hard, I prar. And, by good fortune, I have lighted well

Tra. I love no chiders, sir :-Biondello, let's On this young man; for learning, and behaviour, Fit for her turn; well read in poetry,

Luc. Well begun, Tranio.

(Aside. And other books,-good ones, I warrant you. Hor. Sir, a word ere you go :

Hor. 'Tis well: and I have met a gentleman, Are you a suitor to the maid you talk of, yea, Hath promis'd me to help me to another,

or no? A fine musician to instruct our mistress;

Tra. An if I be, sir, is it any offence ? (1) Abusive language. (2) Withstand.

(5) Versed. (6) Rate.

(7) Present Custody.

14) These measures. (8) Pright boys with bug-bears.

Trow you,


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