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Curt. Away, you three-inch fool! I am no beast. Gru. Call them forth,

Gru. Am 1'but three inches? why, thy horn is Curt. Do you hear, ho? you must meet my a foot; and so long am I, at the least. "But wilt master, to countenance my mistress. thou make a fire, or shall I complain on thee to our Gru. Why, she hath a face of her own. mistress, whose hand (she being now at hand) thou Curt. Who knows not that? shalt soon seel, to thy cold comfort, for being slow Gru. Thou, it seems; that callest sor company in thy hot oilice.

to countenance her. Curt. I pr’ythee, good Grumio, tell me, How Curt. I call them forth to credit her. goes the world?

Gru. Why, she comes to borrow nothing of them. Gru. A cold world, Curtis, in every office but

Enter several Servants, thine ; and, therefore, tire: Do thy duty, and have thy duty; for my master and mistress are almost Nath. Welcome home, Grumio. frozen to death.

Phil. How now, Grumio ? Curt. There's fire ready ; And therefore, good Jos. What, Grumio ! Grumio, the news?

Nich. Fellow Grumio! Gru. Why, Jack boy! ho boy! and as much Nath. How now, old lad? news as thou wilt.

Gru. Welcome, you ;-how now, you ;-what, Curt. Come, you are so full of conycatching :- you ;-fellow, you; and thus much for greeting.

Gru. Why, therefore, fire ; for I have caughi ex. Now, my spruce companions, is all ready, and all treme cold. Where's the cook? is supper ready, things neat? the house trimmed, rushes strewed, cobwebs swept;

Nath. All things is ready: How near is our the serving-men in their new fustian, their white master ? stockings, and every officer his wedding-garment Gru. E'en at hand, alighted by this; and thereon? Be the jacks fair within, the jills fair without, fore be not, -Cock's passion, silence! I hear the carpets laid, and every thing in order ? my master.

Curt. All ready; And therefore, I pray thee, Enter Petruchio and Katharina.
Gru. First, know, my horse is tired; my master

Pet. Where be these kraves? What, no man at and mistress fallen out.

door, Curt. How?

To hold my stirrup, nor to take my horse ? Gru. Out of their saddles into the dirt; And Where is Nathaniel, Gregory, Philip? thereby hangs a tale.

All Serv. Here, here, sir ; here, sir. Curi, Let's halt, good Grumio.

Pet. Here, sir! here, sir ! here, sir! here, sir! Gru. Lend !hine car.

You logger-headed and ursolish'd grooins! Curt. Here.

What, no attendance ? no regard ? no duty ?-Gru. There.

(Striking hiin. Where is the foolish knave I sent before? Curt. This is to feel a talc, not to hear a tale. Gru. Here, sir ; as foolish as I was before.

Grn. And therefore 'tis called, a sensible tale : Pet. You peasant swain! you whoreson malt. and this cuff was but to knock at your ear, and be

horse drudge! scech listening. Now I begin : Imprimis, we came

Did I not bid thee mect me in the park, down a foul hill, my mastsr riding behind my mis- And bring along these rascal knaves with thee? tress :

Gru. Nathaniel's coat, sir, was not fully made, Curt. Both on one horse ?

And Gabriel's pumps were all unpink'd i'the heel; Gru. What's that to thee?

l'There was no link to colour Peter's hat, Curt. Why, a horse.

And Walter's dagger was not come from sheathing: Gru. Tell thou the tale :- -But hadst thou not There were none fine, but Adam, Ralph, and Grecrossed me, thou shouldst have heard how her horse

gory; fell, and she under her horse; thou should'st have the rest were ragged, old, and beggarly; heard, in how miry a place : how she was bemoil-Yet, as they are, here are they come to meet you. ed ;' how he left her with the horse upon her; howi Pet. Go, rascals, go, and fetch my supper in.he beat me because her horse stumbled ; how she

Tereunt some of ihe Servants. waded through the dirt to pluck him off me; how Where is the life thai late I led

(Sings. he swore; how she prayed--that never prayed be- Where are those- -Sit down, Kate, and welcome. fore; how I cried; how the horses ran away; how Soud, soud, soud, soud !! her bridle was burst;2 how I lost my crupper;

Re-enter Servants, with supper. with many things of worthy memory; which now shall die in oblivion, and thou return unexperienced Why, when, I say ?--Nay, good sweet Kate, be to thy grave.

merry. Curt. By this reckoning, he is more shrew than Off with my boots, you rogues, you villains; When? she.

It was the friar of orders grey, (Sings. Gru. Ay; and that, thou and the proudest of As he forth walked on his way : you all shall find, when he comes home. But what Out, out, you rogue! you pluck my foot awry: Lalk I of this ?-call forth Nathaniel, Joseph, Nich- Take that, and mend the plucking off the other.olas, Philip, Walter, Sugarsop, and the rest; let

(Strikes him. their heads be sleekly combed, their blue coats Be merry, Kate:-Some water, here; what, ho!brushed, and their garters of an indifferent knit: Where's my spaniel Troilus ?-Sirrah, get you let them curtscy with their left legs; and not pre

hence, sume to touch a hair of my master's horse-tail, till And bid my cousin Ferdinand come hither:they kiss their hands. Are they all ready ?

[Ezil Servant. Curt. They are.

One, Kate, that you must kiss, and be acquainted

with. (1) Bemired. (2) Broken. (3) Not different one from the other. (5) A word coined by Shalispeare to express the (4) A torch of pitch.

Inoise made by a person heated and fatigued.


my heart.

I pray,

Where are myslippers ? --Shall I have some water? This is the way to kill a wife with kindness ;

1.4 bason is presented to him. And thus I'll curb her mad and headstrong huCome, Kate, and wash, and welcome hearlily:

(Servant lets the ewer fall. He that knows better how to tame a shrew, You whoreson villain! will you let it till? Now let hiin speak; 'tis charity to show. (Erit.

[Sirikes him. Kath. Patience, I pray you ; 'twas a fault un- SCENE II.-Padua. Before Baptista's house.

Enter Tranio and Hortensio. willing Pel. A whoreson, beetle-headed, Nap-car'd knave! Tra. Is't possible, friend Licio, that Bianca Come, Kate, sit down ; I know you have a stomach. Doth fancy any other but Lucentio ? Will you give thanks, sweet Kate; or else shall I?- I tell you, sir, she bears me fair in hand. What is this? multon ?

Hor. Sir, lo satisfy you in what I have said, 1 Scro. Ay.

Stand by, and mark ihe manner of his teaching: Pet. Who brought it?

[They stand aside. 1 Scru.

I. Pel. 'Tis burnt; and so is all the meat:

Enler Bianca and Lucentio. What dogs are these ?-Where is the rascal cook ? Luc. Now, mistress, profit you in what you read ? How durst you, villains, bring it from the dresser, Biun. What, master, read you? first resolve mo And serve ii thus to me that love it not?

that. There, take it to you, trenchers, cups, and all : Luc. I read that I profess, the art to love.

[Throws the meat, f.c. about the stage. Bian. And may you prove, sir, master of your You hecdless joltheads, and unmanner'd slaves ?

art! What do you grumble? I'll be with you straight. Luc. While you, sweet dear, prove mistress of Kath. I pray you, husband, be not so disquiet;

Į They retire. The meat was well, if you were so contented. Hor. Quick proceeders, marry! Now, tell me, Pu. I tell thee, Käte, 'twas burnt and dried away;

You that durst swear that your mistress Bianca And I expressly am forbid to touch it,

Lor'd none in the world so well as Lucentio. For it engenders choler, planteth anger;

Tra. O despiteful love! unconstant womanAnd betier 'tuerc, that both of us did u ist,

kind! -
Since, of ourselves, ourselves are choleric, I tell thee, Licio, this is wonderful.
Than feed it with such over-roasted Ocsh.

Hor. Mistake no more: I am not Licio,
Be patient; to-morrow it shall be mended, Nor a musician, as I seem to be ;
And, for this night, we'll fast for company : But one that scórn to live in this disguise,
Come, I will bring thce to thy bridal chainber. For such a one as leaves a gentleman,

(Ereunt Petruchio, Katharina, and Curtis. And inakes a god of such a cullion :: Nath. (Advancing.) Peter, didst ever see the know, sir, that I am call'd-Hortensio. like?

Tia. Signior Horiensio, I have osien heard Peter. He kills her in her own humour.

Or your entire aflection to Bianca;

And since mine eyes are witness ci' her lightness, Re-enter Curtis.

I will with you,-if you be so contented, Gru. Where is he?

Forswear Bianca and her love for ever. Curt. In her chamber,

Hor. See, how they kiss and court!-Signior Making a sermon of continency to her:

Lucentio, And rails, and swears, and rates; that she, poor soul, Here is my hand, and here I firmly vowKnows not which way to stand, to look, io speak; Never to woo her mere; but do forswear her, And sits as one new-risen from a dream.

As one unworthy all the former favours Away, away! for he is coining hither. (Exeunt. That I have fondly flatter'd her withal. Re-enter Petruchio.

Tra. And here I take the like unseigned oath,

Ne'er to marry with her though she would entreat: Pet. Thus have I politicly begun my reign, Fie on her! see, how beastly she doth court him. And 'tis my hope to end successfully:

Hor. 'Would, all the world, but he, had quite My falcon now is sharp, and passing empty ;

forsworn! And till she stoop, she must not be full-gorg'd, For me, that I may surely keep mine oath, For then she never looks upon her lure.

I will be married to a wealthy widow, Another way I have to man my haggard,? Ere three days pass; which hath as long lov'd me, To make her come, and know her keeper's call, As I have lov'd this proud disdainful haggard : That is, to watch her, as we watch these kites, And so farewell, signior Lucentio.That batc, and beat, and will not be obedient. Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, She eat no meat to-day, nor none shall eat; Shall win my love :-and so I take my lcave, Last night she slept not, nor to-night she shall not; In resolution as I swore before. As with the meat, some undeserved fault

[Eril Hortensio.-Luc. and Bian. advance, I'll find about the making of the bed ;

Tra. Mistress Bianca, bless you with such grace And here I'll ning the pillow, there the bolster, As 'lon reth to a lover's blessed case ! This way the coverlet, another way the sheets :- Nav, I have ta’en you napping, gentle love; Av, and amid this hurly, I intend,

And have forsworn you, with Hortensio. That all is done in reverent care of her ;

Biun. Tranio, you jest; But have you both for. And, in conclusion, she shall watch all night ;

sworn me? And, if she chance to nod, I'll rail, and brawl, Tra. Mistress, we have. And with the clamour keep her still awake.


Then we are rid of Licio.

Tra. I'faith, he'll have a lusty widow now, (1) A thing stuffed to look like the game which the hawk was to pursue.

(3) Flutter. (4) Pretend. (2) To tame my wild hawk.

(5) Despicable fellow.


That shall be woo'd and wedded in a day. , Ped. O, sir, I do; and will repute you ever Bian. God give him joy!

The patron of my life and liberty. Tra. Ay, and he'll tame her.

Tra. Then go with me, to make the matter good. Bian.

He says so, Tranio. This, by the way, I let you understand ;Tra. 'Faith, he is gone unto the taming-school. My father is here look'd for every day, Bian. The 'taming-school! what, is there such To pass assurance of a dower in marriage a place ?

'Twixt me and one Baptista's daughter here: Tra. Av, mistress, and Petruchio is the master; In all these circumstances I'll instruct you : That teacheth tricks eleven and twenty long,-- Go with me, sir, to clothe you as becomes you. To tame a shrew, and charm her chattering tongue.

(Eseunt. Enter Biondello running.

SCENE III.-.1 room in Petruchio's house.

Enter Katharina and Gruinio.
Bion. O master, master, I have watch'd so long,
That I'm dog-weary; but at last I spicd

Gru. No, no; forsooth; I dare not, for my life. An ancient angel' coming down the hill,

Kath. The more my wrong, the more his spite Will serve the turn.

appears : Trom

What is he, Biondello? What, did he marry me to famish me?
Bion. Master, a mercatanté, or a pedant, Beogars, that come unto my father's door,
I know not what; but formal in apparel, Upon entreaty, have a present alms;
In gait and countenance surely like a father. If not, elsewhere they meet with charity:
Luc. And what of him, Tranio ?

But I,—who never knew how to entreal,Tra. If he be credulous, and trust my tale, Am starv'd for meat, giddy for lack of sleep; I'll make him glad to seem Vincentio ;

With oaths kept waking, and with brawling fed: And give assurance to Baptista Minola,

And that which spites me more than all these wants, As if he were the right Vincentio.

He does it under name of perfect love; Take in your love, and then let me alone.

As who should say,--If I should sleep, or eat, (Exeunt Lucentio and Bianca. 'Twere deadly sickness, or else present death.Enter a Pedant.

! pr’ythee go, and get me some repast;

I care not what, so it be wholesome food. Ped. God save you, sir!

Gru. What say you to a neat's foot ? Tra.

And you, sir! you are welcome. Kath. 'Tis passing good ; I pr’ythee let me "Travel you far on, or are you at the furthest ?

have it.
Ped. Sir, at the furthest for a week or two: Gru. I lear it is too choleric a meat:-
But then up further, and as far as Roine; How say you to a fat tripe, firely broil'd ?
And so to 'Tripoly, if God lend me life.

Kath. I like it well; good Grumio, fetch it me. Tra. What countryman, I pray?

Gru. I cannot tell; T fear 'tis choleric. Pel.

Or Mantua. What say you to a piece of beef, and mustard ? Tra. Or Mantua, sir ?--marry, God forbid ! Kath. A dish that I do love to feed upon. And come to Padua, careless of your lise ?

Gru. Av, but the mustard is too hot a little. Ped. My life, sir! how, I pray? for that goes hard. Kath. Why, then the beel, and let the mustard Tra. 'Tis death for any one in Mantua

rest. To come to Padua ; know you not the cause ? Gru. Nay, then I will not; you shall have the Your ships are staid at Venice; and the duke

inustard, (For private quarrel 'twixt your duke and him,) Or else you get no beef of Grumio. Hath publish'd and proclaim'd it openly:

Kath. Then both, or one, or any thing thou wilt. 'Tis marvel ; but that you're but newly come, Gru. Why, then the mustard without the beet. You might have heard it else proclaim'd about. Kath. Go, get thee gone, thou false deluding Ped. Alas, sir, it is worse for me than so;


(Beats him. For I have bills for money by exchange

That feed'st me with the very name or meat: From Florence, and must here deliver them. Sorrow on thee, and all the pack of you, Tra. Well, sir, to do you courtesy,

That triumph thus upon my misery! This will I do, and this will I advise you ;- Go, get thee

gone, First, tell me, have you ever been at Pisa? Ped. Ay, sir, in Pisa have I often been;

Enter Petruchio with a dish of meat ; and HorPisa, renowned for grave citizens.

tensio. Tra. Among them, know you one Vincentio : Pet. Hoiv fares my Kate? What, sweeting, all Ped. I know him not, but I have heard of him ;

amort? A merchant of incomparable wealth.

Hor. Mistress, what cheer? Tra. He is my father, sir; and, sooth to say, Kath,

Faith, as cold as can be. In countenance somewhat doth resemble you. Pet. Pluck up thy spirits, look cheerfully upon

Bion. As much as an apple doth an oyster, and all one.

(Aside. Here, love ; thou see'st how diligent I am, Tra. To save your life in this extremity, To dress thy meat myself, and bring it thee : This favour will's do you for his sake;

[Sets the dish on a table. And think it not the worst of all your fortunes, I am sure, sweet Kate, this kindness merits thanks. That your are like to sir Vincentio.

What, not a word? Nay, then, thou lov'st it not; His name and credit shall you undertake, And all my pains is sorted to no proof:-And in my house you shall be friendly lodg'd ;Here, take away this dish. Look, that you take upon you as you should ; Kalh.

'Pray vou, let it stand. You understand me, sir ;-50 shall you stay Pel. The poorest service is repaid with thanks ; Till you have done your business in the city: And so shall mine, before you touch the meat. If this be courtesy, sir, accept of it.

Kath. I thank you, sir. (1) Messenger. (2) A merchant or a schoolmaster.

(3) Dispirited; a gallicism.

I say.



Hor. Signior Petruchio, fie ! you are to blame ! Tai. She says, your worship means to make a Come, mistress Kate, I'll bear you company.

puppet of her. Pet. Eat it up all, Hortensio, if thou lov'st me.-- Pet. O monstrous arrogance! Thou liest, thou


thread, Much good do it unto thy gentle heart !

Thou thimble, Kate, eat apace:-And now, my honey love, Thou yard, three-quarters, half-yard, quarter, nai), Will we return unto thy father's house;

Thou flea, thou nit, thou winter cricket thou :And revel it as bravely as the best,

Brav'd in mine own house with a skein of thread! With silken coats, and caps, and golden rings, Away, thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant; With ruffs, and cuffs, and farthingales, and things ; Or I shall so be-metes ihee with thy yard, With scaris, and fans, and double change of bra- As thou shalt think on prating whilst thou liv'st! very,

I tell thee, I, that thou hast marr’d her gown. With amber bracelets, beads, and all this knavery. Tai. Your worship is deceiv'd; the gown is made What, hast thou dined'? The tailor stays thy leisure, Just as my master had direction: To deck thy body with his ruftlinga treasure. Grumio gave order how it should be done. Enter Tailor.

Gru. I gave him no order, I gave him the stuff.

Tai. But how did you desire it should be made ? Come, tailor, let us see these ornaments.

Gru. Marry, sir, with needle and thread.
Enter Haberdasher.

Tai. But did you not request to have it cut ?
Gru. Thou hast faced many things.'

Tai. I have.
Lay forth the gown. What news with you, sir?.
Hab. Here is the cap your worship did bespeak.

Gru, Face not me: thou hast brav'd many men ; Pel. Why, this was moulded on a porringer;

brave not me; I will neither be faced nor braved. A velvet dish;-fie, fie! 'tis lewd and filthy:

I say unto thee,-I bid thy master cut out the Why, 'is a cockle, or a walnut shell,

gown; but I did not bid him cut it to pieces: ergo, A koack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap;

thou liest. Away with it, come, let me have a bigger.

Tai.Why, here is the note of the fashion to testify. Kath. I'll have no bigger; this doth fit the time,

Pet. Read it. And gentlewomen wear such caps as these.

Gru. The note lies in his throat, if he say I said so. Pel. When you are gentle, you shall have one

Tai. Imprimis, a loose-bodied gown : too,

Gru. Master, if ever I said loose-bodied gown, And not till then.

sew me in the skirts of it, and beat mne to death Hor. That will not be in haste. (.Aside. with a bottom of brown thread : I said, a gown.

Pet. Proceed. Kath. Why, sir, I trust I may have leave to speak;

Tai. With a small compassed cape :

Gru. I confess the cape.
And speak I will; I am no child, no babe:
Your betters have endur'd me say my mind;

Tai. With a trunk sleeve ;

Gru. I confess two sleeves.
And, if you cannot, best you stop your ears.
My tongue will tell the anger of my heart;

Tai. The sleeves curiously cut.
Or else my heart, concealing it, will break:

Pet. Av, there's the villany. And, rather than it shall, I will be free

Gru. Error i'the bill, sir; error i'the bill. I Even to the uttermost, as I please, in words.

commanded the sleeves should be cut out, and Pet. Why, thou say'st true; it is a paltry cap,

sewed up again; and that I'll prove upon thee, A custard-coffin, a bauble, a silken pie :

though thy little finger be arm'd in a thimble. I love thee well, in that thou lik’st it not.

Tai. This is true, that I say; an I had thee in Kzh. Love me, or love me not, I like the cap; place where, thou should’st know it

. and it I will have, or I will have none.

Gru. I am for thee straight : take thou the bill, Pet. Thy gown? why, ay :-Come, tailor, let us give me thy mete-yard, and spare no: me. see't.

Hor. God-a-mercy, Grumio! then he shall have O mercy, God! what masking stuff is here? no odds. What's this ? a sleeve ? 'tis like a demi-cannon:

Pet. Well

, sir, in brief, the gown is not for me. What! up and down, carv'd like an apple-tart?

Gru. You are i'the right, sir; 'tis for my mistress. Here's snip, and nip, and cut, and slish, and slash,

Pet. Go, take it up unto thy master's use. Like to a censer in a barber's shop:

Gru. Villain, not for thy life: Take up my misWhy, what, o'devil's name, tailor, call'st thou this ?tress' gown for thy master's use ! Hor. see, she's like to have neither cap nor

Pet. Why, sir, what's your conceit in that? gown.


Gru. O, sir, the conceit is deeper than you think Tai. You bid me make it orderly and well, According to the fashion, and the time.

Take up my mistress' gown to his master's use ! Pet. Marry, and did ; but if you be remembered, 0, fie, fie, fie! I did not bid you mar it to the time.

Pet. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the tailor Go, hop me over every kennel home,

paid :

(Aside. For you shall hop without my custom, sir :

Go take it hence; be gone, and say no more. I'll none of it; hence, make your best of it.

Hor. Tailor, I'll pay thee for thy gown to-mor. Kath. I never saw a better-fashioned gown, More quaint,' more pleasing, nor more commend-Take no unkindness of his hasty words: able :

Away, I say; commend me to thy master. Belike you mean to make a puppet of me.

(Exit Tailor, Pet. Why, true ; he means to make a puppet or Pet. Well, come, my Kate; we will unto your thee.

father's, (1) Finery. (2) Rustling.

(5) Curious. (6) Be-measure. (3) A coffin was the culinary term for raised crust.

(7) Turned up many garments with facings. (4) These censers resembled our brasiers in shape. (8) A round cape. (9) Measuring-yard.

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Even in these honest mean habiliments; To have him match'd; and, if you please to like
Vur purses shall be proud, our garments poor : No worse than 1, sir, -upon some agreeinent,
For 'lis the mind ihat makes the body rich; Me shall you find most ready and most willing
And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, With one consent to have her so beslow'd;
So honour pecreih' in the meanest habit. For curious? I cannot be with you,
What, is the jury more precious than the lark, Signior Baptista, of whom I hear so well.
Because his learhers are more beautiful?

Bup. S r, pardon me in what I have to say ;Or is the adder better than the cel,

Your plainness, and your shortness, please me well. Because liis painted skin contents the eye? Right true it is, your son Lucentio here 0, no, good Kate; neither art thou the worse Doth love my daughter, and she loveth him, For this poor furniture, and mean arrav. Or both disseinble deeply their atlections: If thou account'st it shame, lay it on me: And, therefore, if you say no more than this, And therefore, frolic; we will hence forthwith, That like a father you will deal with him, To least and sport us at thy father's house.- And pass my daughter a suflicient dower, Go, eall my men, and let us straight to him; The inatch is ruly made, and all is done : And bring our horses unto Long-lane end, Your son shall have my daughter with consent. There will we mount, and thither walk on foot.- Tra. I thank you, sir. Where then do you know Let's sce; I think, 'tis now some seven o'clock,

best, And well we may come there by dinner-lime. We be aflied';' and such assurancc ta'en,

Kalh. I dare assure you, sir, 'lis almost two; As shall with either part's agreement stand? And 'twill be supper-lime, ere you come there. Bap. Not in my house, Lucentio; sor, you know,

Pet. It shall be seven, ere I go to horse: Pitchers have ears, and I have many servants : Look, what I speak, or do, or think to do, Besides, old Gremio is heark'ning still; You are still crossing it.-Sirs, let't alone: And, happily, we might be interrupted. I will not go to-day; and ere I do,

Tra. Then at my lodging, an it like you, sir: It shall be what o'clock I say it is.

There doth my father lie; and there, this night, Hor. Why so! this gallant will command the sun. We'll pass ihe business privately and well:

(Exeunt. Send for your daughter by your servant here, SCENE IV.-Padua.–Before Baptista's house. The wor:t is this,-that, at so slender warning,

My boy shall fetch the scrivener presently. Enler Tranio, and the Pedant dressed like Vin- You're like to have a thin and slender pittance. centio.

Bap. It likes me well :-Cambio, hic you home, Tra. Sir, this is the house ; Please it you, that 1 And bid Bianca make her ready straighi ; call ?

And, if you will, tell what liath happened :Ped. Ay, what else ? and, but I be deceived, Lucentio's father is arriv'd in Padua, Signior Baptista may remember me,

And how she's like to be Lucentio's wise. Near twenty years ago, in Genoa, where

Luc. I pray the gods she may, with all my heart! We were lodgers at the Pegasus.

Tra. Dally not with the gods, but get thee gone. Tra.

'Tis well;

Signior Baptista, shall I lead the way?
And hold your own, in any case, with such Welcome ! one mess is like to be your cheer:
Austerity as 'longeth to a father.

Come, sir; we'll belter it in Pisa.
Enter Biondello.


I follow you.

(Exeunt Tranio, Pedant, and Baptista. Ped. I warrant you: But, sir, here comes your Bion. Cambio.boy;


What say'st thou, Biondello? *Twere good he were school'd. Tra. Fear you not him. Sirrah, Biondello,

Bion. You saw my muster wink and laugh upon Now do your duty thoroughly, I advise you; Luc. Biondello, what of that? Imagine 'twere the right Vincentio.

Bion. 'Faith, nothing; but he has lon me here Bion. Tut! fear not me. Tra. But hast thou done thy errand to Baptista ? signs and tokens.

behind, to expound the meaning or morali of his Bion. I told him, that your father was at Venice;

Luc. I pray thee, moralize them. And that you look'd for him this day in Padua.

Bion. Then thus. Baptista is safe, talking with Tra. Thou’rt a tall? fellow; hold thee that to the deceiving father of a deceitful son. drink.

Luc. And what of him?
Herecomes Baptista :-set your countenance, sir.- Bion. His daughter is to be brought by you to
Enter Baptista and Lucentio.

Luc. And then ?-
Signior Baptista, you are haply met:-
Sir, (To the Pedant.)

Bion. The old priest at Saint Luke's church is This is the gentleman I told you of;

at your command at all hours.

Luc. And what of all this? 1

pray youl, stand good father to me now, Give me Bianca for my patrimony.

Bion. I cannot tell; except they are busied Ped. Soft, son !

about a counterfeit assurance: Take your assurance Sir, by your leave: having come to Padua

of her, cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum : To gather in some debts, my son Lucentio

to the church; take the priest, clerk, and some Made me acquainted with a weighty cause

sufficient honest witnesses: Of love between your daughter and himself :

If this be not that you look for, I have no more to And, for the good report I hear of you; And for the love he beareth to your daughter,

But, bid Bianca farewell for ever and a day. And she to him,-to stay him not too long,

(Going. I am content, in a good father's care,

Luc. Hearst thou, Biondello ?

Bion. I cannot tarry: I knew a wench married
Appeareth. (2) Brave. (3) Scrupulous.
Assure or convey.
(5) Betrothed.

(6) Accidentally. (7) Secret purpose.


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