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Bian. [Reads.] Gamut I am, the ground | For such an injury would vex a saint, oj' all accord.

Much more a shrew of thy impatient humour. A re, to plead Hortensio's passion ;

Enter BIONDELLO. B mi, Bianca, take him for thy lord, Bion. Master, master! news, old news, and

C faut, that loves with all affection ; such news as you never heard of ! D sol re, one cliff, two notes have I ; Bap. Is it new and old too? Ihow may E la nii; show pity, or I die.

that be? Call you this-gamut? tut! I like it not : Bion. Why, is it not news, to hear of Pe. Old fashions please me best; I am not so nice, truchio's coming ? » To charge true

rules for odd inventions. Bap. Is he come? Enter a Servant. 1 111. doi

Bion. Why, no, sir. Serv. Mistress, your father prays you leave Bap. What then?!! your books,

Bion. He is coming. And help to dress your sister's chamber up; Bap. When will he be here? 1ou know, to-morrow is the wedding day.. Bion. When he i stands where I am, and Bian. Farewell, sweet masters, both; I must sees you there. i 'E

be gone. (Exeunt BIANCA * Servant. Tra. But, say, what To thine old news. Luc. 'Faith, mistress, then I have no cause Bion. Why, Petruchio is coming, in a new to stay

[Exit. hat and an old jerkin; a pair of old breeches, Hor. But I have cause to pry into this pedant; thrice turned; a pair of boots that have been Diethinks, he looks as though he were in love :- candle-cases, one backled, another laced; an Yet if thy thoughts, Bianca, be so hamble, old rusty sword ta'en out of the town armory, To cast thy wand'ring eyes on every stalet, with a broken hilt, and chapeless; with two Seize thee, that list: If once I find thee ranging, broken points: His horse hipped with an old Hortensio will be quit with thee by changing. mothy saddle, the stirrnps of no kindred: be

[Ěxit. sides, possessed with the glanders, and like to SCENE II: The same. Before Baptista's mose in the chine; troubled with the lampass, House.

infected with the fashions , full of wind. Enter Baptista, GREM10, TRANIO, KATHA-) galls; sped with spavins, raied with the yel


lows, past cure of the fivés , stark spoiled RINA, BIANCA, LUCENT10, Attendants.

with the staggers, begrawn with the bots ; Bap. Signior Lucentio, [To Tranio.) this swayed in the back, and shoulder shotten; is the 'pointed day :,

[ried, ne'er-legged before, and with a hálf-checked That Katharine and Petruchio should be mar- bit, and a head-stali of sheep's l'eather; which, And yet we hear not of our son-in-law: being restrained to keep him from stumbling, What will be said ? what mockery will it be, hath been often burst, and now repaired with Po want the bridegroom,when the priest attends, knots, one girt six times pieced, and a wo To speak the ceremonial rites of marriage ? man's crupper of velure, which hath two 1 nat gays Lucentio to this shame of ours? letters for her name, fairly set down in studs, Kath. No shame but mine : I'must, for- and here and there pieced with packthread.

sooth, be forced To give my hand, opposed against my heart, Bion. O, sir, his lackey, for hit the world Into a mad-brain rudes by, full of spleent; caparisoned like the horse; with a linen Who woo'd in haste, and means to wed at lei- stock ** on one leg, and a kersey boot-buse on I told you; I, he was a frantic fool, [sure. the other, gartered with a red and blue list; Hidig his bitter jests in blunt behaviour: an old hat, and The humour of forty fancies And, to be noted for a merry man,

pricked in't for a feather: a monster, a very He'll woo a thousand, 'point the day of mar. monster in apparel; and not like a christian riage,

[banns ; footboy, or a gentleman's lackey: Make friends, invite, yes, and proclaim the Tra, 'Tis some odd humour pricks him 10 Tut never means to wed where he hath woo'd. this fashion: Now must the world point at poor Katharine, Yet oftentimes he goes but mean' apparelle, And say,--Lo, there is mad Petruchio's wife, Вар. If it would please him come and murry her.


!! am glad he is come, how soe'er he Tra. Patience, good Katharine, and Bap- Bion. Why, sir, he coines not. tista top; Sr.

Bap. Didst thou not say, he comes? Upon my life, Petruchio means but well, Bion. Who? that Petruchio came? Whatever fortune stays him from his word: Bup: Ay, thai Petrichia caue. Though he be blunt, I know him passing wise; i Bion. No, sir; Tsay, llis horse comes with Though {re be merry, yet withat he's honest. him on his back: Kuth. 'Would Katharine bad never seen Bap. Why, that's all’oue.

bim though! [Erit, weeping, fol- Bion Nay, by Saint Jamy, I Hold you a II V lowed by Bianca, and others.

penny Bap. Go, girl; I cannot blanie thee now A horse and a man is more than one, and yet sto:weep:

not many.

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Enter Peinchio and GrUnió. Luc. Were it not that my fellow schoolPet. Come, where be these gallants? who master is at lione?

Doth watch Bianca's steps so narrowly, Bap. You are welcome, sir.

'Twere good, methinks, to steal onr marriage; Pet.

And yet I come not well. Which once perform'd, let all the world say --Bap. And yet you halt not.

110, Trà.

Not so well apparella Pll keep mine own, despite of all the world. As I wish you were.

Tra. That by degrees we mean to look
Pet. Were it better I should rush in thus. into,
But where is Kate? where is my lovely bride? And watch our vantage in this business :
How does my father:?;-Gentles, methinks you We'll over-reach the grey beard, Gremio,

The narrow-prying father, Minola;
And wherefore gaze' tliis goodly company; The quaint I musician, amorous Licio ;
As if they saw some wondrous monument, All for my master's sake, Lucentio.
Sone comet, or unusual prodigy?

Re-enter GREMIO. !!!
Bup. Why, sir, you know, this is your wed. Signior Gremio! came you from the church?

[come; Gre. As willingly as e'er I came from First were we såd, fearing you would not school. Now'saddler, that you come so unprovided. Trä. And is the bride and bridegroomi Fie! doff this habit, 'shame to your estate,'

coming home?

[indeel, An eye-sore to our solemn festival.

Gre. A bridegroom, say you? 'tis a groom, Tra. And tell us, wliát occasion of import A grumbling groom, and that the girl shall Hath all so long detained you from your wife, find. And sent you hither so unlike yourself? "Tra. Cnrster than she? why, 'tis impossi. Pet. Tedious it were to tell, aụd barsh to ble.

[fiend. hear:

Gre: Why, he's a 'devil, a devil, a very Sufficeth, I am come to kcep my word, Tra. Why, she's a devil, a devil, the deThough in some part enforced to digress

vil's dam.

[him. Which, at more leisure, I will so excuse Gre. Put!' she's a lamb, 'a dove, a fool to As you shall well be satisfied withal.

I'll tell you, sir Lucentio ; When the priest But, where is Kate? I stay too long from Should ask-if Katharine should be his wife, her;

(church. Ay, by gogs-wouns, quoth he; and swore so The morning wears, 'tis ume we were at lond, Tra. See not your bride in these unreve. That, all amazed, the priest let fall the book : rent robes;

And, as he stoop'd again to take it up, Go to my chamber, put on clothes of mine. The mad-braiu'd bridegroom took him such a Pet. Not I, believe me; thus I'll visit her. cuff,

(priest; Bap. But thus, I trust, you will not marry That down fell priest and book, and book and her.

[done with words; Now take theni un, quoth' he, if any list. Pet. Good sooth, even'thus; therefore have Tra. What said the wench, when he arose To me she's married, not unto my clothes : again?

[stamp'd, and swore, Could' I repair what she will wear in me, Gre. Trembled and shook; for wby, he As I can change these poor accoutrements, As if the yicar meant to cozen him. Twere well for Kate, and better for myself. But after many ceremonies done, But what a fool an I, to chat with you, He calls for wine :-A health, quoth he; as if When I should bid good-morrow to my He had been aboard carousing to his mates bride,

After a storm :--Quaffd off the muscadel S, And seal the title with a lovely kiss?

And threw the sops all in the sexton's face; [Exeunt PETRUCHIO, GRUM10, and Having no other reason,BIONDELLO.

But that his beard grew thin and hungerly, Tra. He hath some meaning in his mad And seem'd to ask him sops as he was drinking. We will persuade him, be it possible, (attire: This done, he took the bride about the neck; To put on better ere he go to church. And kiss'd her lips with such a clamorolis Bap. I'll after him," and see the event of smack, this.'

(Exit. That, at the parting, all the church did echo. Tra. But, sir, to her love concerneth'us to add 1, seeing this, came thence for very shame; Her father's liking: Which to bring to pass, And after me, I know, the rout is coming : As I before imparted to your worship, Such a mad marriage'never was before; I am to get a man, whate'er he be,

Hark, hark! I hear the minstrels play. It skillst not much; we'll fit him to our turn,

Musie. And he shall be Vincentio of Pisa;

Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, BIANCA, And make assurance, here in Padua,

BAPTISTA, HORTENSIO, GRUMIO,' and Of greater sums than I have promised.

Train. So shall you quietly enjoy yonr hope,

Pet. Gentlemen and friends, I thank you And marry sweet Bianca with consent.

for your pains: • i. e., To deviate from my promise.

+ Matters. | Strange. Ø It was the custom for the company present to drink wine immediately after the marriage-ceremony.

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I know, you think to dine with me to-day, I see, a woman may be made a fool,
And have prepared great store of wedding If she had not a spirit to resist.

Pet. They shall go forward, Kate, at thy But so it is, my haste doth call me hence,

command; And therefore here I mean to take my leave. Obey the bride, yon that attend on her:

Bap. Is't possible, you will away to-night? Go to the feast, revel and domineer,
Pet. I must away to-day, before night Carouse full measure to her maidenhead,
come ::

[ness, Be mad and merry, or go hang yourselves; Make it no wonder; if you knew my busi- But for my bonny Kate, she must with me. You wonld entreat me rather go than stay, Nay, look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, por And, honest company, I thank you all,

fret; That have beheld me give away myself I will be master of what is mine own: To this most patient, sweet, and virtuous She is my goods, my chattels; she is my wife:

house, Dine with my father, drink a health to me; My household-staff, my field, my barn, For I must hence, and farewell to you all. My horse, my ox, my ass, my any thing;

Tra. Let usentreat you stay till after dinner. And here she stands, touch her whoever dare; Pet. It may not be.

I'll bring my action on the proudest he Gre, '

Let me entreat you. That stops my way in Padua.-Grumio, Pet. It cannot be.

Draw forth thy weapon, we're beset with Kath. Let me entreat you.

tbieves; Pet. I am content.

Rescue thy mistress, if thou be a man :Kath.

Are you content to stay? Fear not, sweet wench, they shall not touch Pet. I am content you shall entreat me thee, Kate; stay;

I'll buckler thee against a million, But yet not stay, entreat me how you can. (Exeunt PETRUCH10, KATHARINE, and Kath. Now, if you love me, stay.


Grumio, my horses. Bap. Nay, let them go, a couple of quiet Gru. Ay, sir, they be ready; The oats have

(with laughing. eaten the horses.

Gre. Went they not quickly, I should die Kath. Nay, then,

Tra. Of all inad matches, never was the Do what thou canst, I will not go to-day ;


[your sister No, nor to-morrow, nor till I please myself. Lur. Mistress, what's your opinion of The door is open, şir, there lies your way, Bian. That, being mad herself, she's madly You may be jogging, wbiles your boots are mated. green;

Gre, I warrant him, Petruchio is Kated. For me, I'll not be gone, till I please myself; Bap. Neighbours and friends, though bride 'Tis like, you'll prove a jolly surly groom,

and bridegroom wants That take it on you at the first so roundly. For to supply the places at the table, Pet. 0, Kate, content thee; pr'y thee, be You know, there wants no junkets at the not angry:


(place; Kath. I will be angry; What hast thou to Lucentio, you shall supply the bridegroom's dol

And let Bianca take her sister's room. Father, be quiet; he shall stay my leisure. Tra. Shall sweet Bianca practise how to Gre. Ay, marry, sir: now it begins to bride it 3 work.

(dinner :- Bap. She shall, Lucentio.-Come, GentleKuth. Gentlemen, forward to the bridal men, let's go.



ACT IV. SCENE I. A Hall in Petruchio's Country fire, shall warm myself; for, considering the House.

weather, a taller man than I will take cold. Enter GRUMIO.

Holla, boa! Curtis ! Gru. Fie, fie, on all tired jades! on all

Enter CURTIS. mad masters! and all foul ways! Was ever Curt. Who is that, calls so coldly? man so beaten? was ever man so rayed t? Grú. A piece of ice : If thou doubt it, thon was ever man so weary? I am sent before to may'st slide from my shoulder to my heel, make a fire, and they are coming after to with no greater a run but my bead and my warın tbem. Now, were not I a little pot, neck. A fire, good Curtis. and soon hot, my very lips might freeze to Curt. Is my master and his wife coning, my teeth, my tongue to the roof of my month, Grumio ? my heart in my belly, ere I should come by a Gru. O, ay, Cartis, ay: and therefore fire, fire to tbaw me :-But, I, with blowing ibe fire; cast on no water.

• Delicacies. : Bewrayed ; dirty,

Curt. Is she so hot a shrew as she's reported? | I lost my crupper - with many things of

Gru. She was, good Curtis, before this frost: worthy memory; which now shall die in but, thou know'st, winter tames man, woman, oblivion, and thou return unexperienced to and beast; for it hath tamed my old master, thy grave. and my new mistress, and myself, fellow Curt. By this reckoning, he is more shrew Curtis.

than she. Curt. Away, you three-inch fool! I am no Gru. Ay; and that, thou and the proudest beast.

of you all shall find, when he comes home. Gru. Am I but three inches ? why, thy But what talk I of this ?-call forth Nathaniel, horn is a foot; and so long am I, at the least. Joseph, Nicholas, Philip, Walter, Sugarsop, But wilt thou make a fire, or shall I complain and ihe rest; let their heads be sleekly combed, on thee to our mistress, whose hand (she their blae coats brushed, and their garters of being now at hand) thou shalt soon feel, to an indifferent I knit : let them curtscy with thy cold comfort, for being slow in thy hot their left legs; and not presume to touch a office.

hair of my master's horse-tail, till they kiss Curt. I proythee, good Grumio, tell me, their hands. Are they all ready? How goes the world?

Curt. They are. Gru. A cold world, Curtis, in every office Gru. Call them forth. but thine; and, therefore, fire: Do thy duty. Curt. Do you hear, ho ? you must meer and have thy duty; for my master and mistress my master, to countenance my mistress. are almost frozen to death.

Gru. Why, she hath a face of her own. Curt. There's fire ready; And therefore, Curt. Who knows not that? good Grumio, the news !

Gru. Thou, it seems; that callest for comGru. Why, Jack boy ! ho boy! and as pany to countenance her. much news as thou wilt.

Curt. I call them forth to credit her. Curt.Come,youare so full of coney-catching:- Gru. Why, she comes to borrow nothing

Gru. Why therefore, fire; for I have caught of them. extreme cold. Where's the cook ? is supper

Enter several Servants. ready, the house triinmed, rushes strewed, Nath. Welcome home, Grumio. cobwebs swept; the serving-men in their Phil. How now, Grumio? new fustian, their white stockings, and every Jos. What, Gramio ! officer his wedding-garment on? Be the Jacks Nich. Fellow Grumio ! fair within, the Jills fair without, the carpets Nuth. How now, old lad ? Jaid, and every thing in order ?

Gru. Welcome, you ;-how now, you; Curt. All ready; And, therefore, I pray what, you ;-fellow, you ;-and thus much for thee, news?

greeting. Now, my spruce companions, is Gru. First, know, my horse is tired; my all ready, and all things neat? master and mistress fallen out.

Nath. All things is ready: How near is Curt. How ?

our master 3 Grú. Out of their saddles into the dirt; Gru. E'en at hand, alighted by this ; and And thereby hangs a tale.

therefore be not,Cock's passion, silence ! Curt. Let's ha’t, good Grumio.

-I hear my master. Gru. Lend thine ear.

Enter PETRUCHIO and KATHARINA. Curt. Here.

Pet. Where be these knaves ? What, no Gru. There.

[Striking him. man at door, Curt. This is to feel a tale, not to bear a To hold my stirrup, nor to take iny horse ! tale.

Where is Nathaniel, Gregory, Philip! Gru. And therefore 'tis called, a sensible All Serv. Here, here, sir; here, sir. (sir!tale : and this coff was but to knock at your Pet. Here, sir! bere, sir ! here, sir! here, ear, and beseech listening. Now I begin : You logger-headed and unpolish'd grooms ! Imprimis, we came down a foul hill, my What, no attendance? no regard ? no duty ?-master riding behind my mistress :

Where is the foolish kuave I sent before ? Curt. Both on one horse ?

Gru, Here, sir; as foolish as I was before. Gru. What's that to thee?

Pet. You peasant swain !

you whoreson Curt. Why, a horse.

malt-horse drudge! Gru. Tell thou the tale :

-But hadst thou Did I not bid thee meet me in the park, pot crossed me, thou shouldist have heard And bringalong these rascal knaves with thee? how her horse fell, and she under her horse ; Gru. Nathaniel's coat, sir, was not fully thou shouldst have heard, in how miry a made,

(heel; place: how she was bemoiled *; how he left And Gabriel's pumps were all unpink'd i'the her with the horse upon her ; how he beat There was no links to colour Peter's hat, me because her horse stumbled; how she And Walter's dagger was not come from sheath. waded through the dirt to pluck him off me;

ing: how he swore ; how she prayed - that never There were none fine, but Adam, Ralph, and prayed before; how I cried ; how the horses Gregory; rau away; how lier bridle was burst t; how The rest were ragged, old, and beggarly;

• Beraired. + Broken. 1 Not different one from the other. Ś A torch of pitch.

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Yet, as they are, here are they come to meet Nath, (Advancing.] Peter, didst ever sce yon.

the like? Pet. Go, rascals, go, and fetch my supper. Peter. He kills her in her own, bumour. [Ereunt some of the Servants.

Re-enter CURTIS.
Where is the life that late 1 led-- .(Sings. Gru. Where is he?
Where are those -Sit down, Kate, and wel- C'urt. In her chamber,
Soud, coud, sond, soud * !

(come. Making a sermon of continencyto her: Re-enter Servants, with supper: And rails, and swears, and rales; that she, Why, when, I say?-Nay, good sweet Kate, Upoor soul, y gall

[speak; be nerry.

Knows not which way to stand, to look, to Off with my boots, you rogues, you villains; And sits as one new-risen from a dream. When?

Away; away ! for be is coming hither. [Exeunt. It was the friar of orders gray, [Sings.

Re-enter PETRUCHIO. 7. As he forth walked on his way:+ ito Pet. Thus have I polițicly begun my reign, Out, ont, you rogue! you pluck my foot awry: And 'tis my hope to end successfully : Take that, and mend the plucking off the My falcon now is sharp, and passing emply; other.-

[Strikes him. And, till she stoop, she must not be full-gorged, Be merry, Kate:-Some water, here; what, For then she never looks upon her luret. ho!

ut (hence, Another way I have to man, my haggard I, Where's my spaniel Troilus?-Sirrah, yet you To make her come, aưd know her keeper's call, And bid my cousin Ferdinand come hither - That is,-lo watch her, as we watch these kites,

[Erit Servant. That bates, and beat, and will not be obedient. One, Kate, that you must kiss, and be ac- She eat no mcat to day, nor none shall eat; quainted with..i

31, Last niglit she slept not, nor to-night she shall Where are my slippers ?-Shall I have some As with the meat, some undeserved fault (not;

water? [A buson is presented to him. VH find about the making of the bed ;, Come, Kate, and wash, and welcome heartily. And here I'll fing the pillow, there the bolster,

[Servant lets the euer fall. This way, the coverlet, another way the You whoreson villain! will you let it fall? Ay, and amid this hurly, I intend il, (sheets :

Strikes him. That all is done in reverend care of her;: Kath. Patience, I pray you; 'twas a fault And, in conclusion, s. e shall watch all night: unwilling.

[knave! And, if she chance to nod, I'll rail, and brawl, Pet. A whoreson, beetle-headed, nap-eard And with the clampur keep her still awake. Come, Kate, sit down; I know you have a This is a way to kill a wife with kindness; stomach.


, 17 And ilius l’li curb her mad and headstrong Will you give thanks, sweet Kate; cr else humour : What is this? mutton?

...He that knows better how to tame a shrew, 1 Serv. Ay.

Now let him speak : 'tis charity to shew. Pet. Who brought it? !

(Erit. 1 Seri.

Pet. 'T'is burnt; and so is all the ment::.SCENE II. Padua. Before Baptista's House. What dogs are theşc?--\Vhere is the rascal Enter.TRANIO and HORTENSIO. cook?

(dresser, Tra. Is't possible, friend Licio, that Bianca How durst you, villains, bring it from the Doth fancy any other but Lucentio ? Aud serve it thus to ine that love it not ? I tell you, sir, she bears me fair in band, There, take it to you, trenchers, cups, and all: Hor. Sir,to satisfy you in what I have said,

[Throws the meat, drabout the stage. Stand by, and mark the manner o: his teach You heedlessjoltheads, and utmanner'd slaves! 1.-1. ing., nit

' 1 They stand, aside. What do you grumble? 1'11

Enter BIANGA and LECENTIO, straight

[quiet; : Luc. Now, mistress, profit you in what you Kath. I pray you, husband, be not so dis

Til read?ib. The meat was well, if you were so contented. Bian. What, master, read you? first resolve Pet. I tell thee, Kate, 'twas burnt and Luc. I read that I profess, the art to love. dried away;

Bian. And may you prove, şir, master of And I expressiy ain forbid to touch it, !

your art. For it ecgenders choler, planteth anger;

Luc. While yon, sweet dear, prove'nístress and better 'twere, that both of us did fast

of my heart.it

(They retire. Since, of ourselves, ourselves are clioleric, Hor. Quick proceeders, märry? Now, teli Than feed it with such over roasted fesh.

me, I pray, Be patient; to-morrow it shall be mended,? You that dyrst swear that your mistress Bianca And, for this night, we'll fast for company :+Loved inone in the world so well as Lucentio. Come, I will bring thee to thy bridal chamber. Tra. O despiteful love! nnconstant woman. (Exeunt PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, I tell thee, Licio, this is wonderful. [kind! and CURTIS,

Hor. Mistake no more; I am not Licio, • A word coined by Shakspeare to express the noise made by a person heated and fatigued.

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