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my heart.

Where's my spaniel Troilus? - Sirrah, get you

Enter Bianca and LUCENTIO. hence, And bid my cousin Ferdinand come hither :

Luc. Now, inistress, profit you in what you read?

Bian. What, master, read you? first resolve me (Exit Servant.

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

Luc. I read that I profess, the art of love. with. Where are my slippers?-Shall I have some water?

Bian. And may you prove, sir, master of your

art! [A buson is presented to him. Come, Kate, and wash, and welcome heartily:

Luc. While you, sweet dear, prove mistress of Servant lets the twer fall.

(They retire. You whoreson villain! will you let it fall?

Hor. Quick proceeders, marry ! Now, tell me, I


(Strikes him. You that durst swear that your mistress Bianca Kath. Patience, I pray you; 'twas a fault un

Lov'd none in the world so well as Lucentio. willing. Pet. A whoreson beetle-headed, flap-ear'd knave! I tell thee, Licio, this is wonderful.

Tra. () despiteful love! unconstant woman-kind; Come, Kate, sit down; I know you have a stomach. Will you give thanks, sweet Kate; or else shall 1?- Nor a musician as I seem to be;

Hor. Mistake no inore : I am not Licio, What is this! mutton?

But one that scorn to live in this disguise,
1 Sent.

For such a one as leaves a gentlemali,
Who brought it?

And makes a god of such a cullion :9 1 Seri.

1. Know, sir, that I am calid-Hortensio. l'el. 'Tis burnt; and so is all the meat;

Tra. Signior Hortensio, I have often heard What dogs are these ?-Where is the rascal cook?

Of your entire ailection to Bianca; How durst you, villains, bring it from the dresser,

And since my eyes are witness of her lightness, And serve it thus to me that love it not ?

I will with you,-if you be so contented, There, take it to you, trenchers, cups and all: Forswear Bianca and her love for ever.

|Throws the meat, fc. about the stage. You heedless joltheads, and unmannerd slaves !

Hor. See, how they hiss and court! - Signior

Lucentio, What, do you grumble? I'll be with you straight.

Here is my hand, and here I firmly vow-
Kath. I pray, you husband, be not so disquiet;

Never to woo her more; but to forswear her,
The meat was well, if you were so contented.
Pet. I tell thee, Kate, twas burnt and dried away; That I have fondly Mattered her withal.

As one unworthy all the former favors
And I expressly am forbid to touch it.

Tra. And here I take the like unfeigned oath, For it engenders choler, planteth anger;

Ne'er to marry with her though she would entreat: And better 'iwere, that both of us did fast,

Fie on her! see, how beastly she doth court him. Since of ourselves, ourselves are choleric,

Hor. 'Would all the world, but he, had quite forThan teed it with such over-roasted flesh.

sworn! Be patient; to-morrow it shall be mended, And, for this night, we'll fast for company :

For me, that I may surely keep mine oath,

I will be married to a wealthy widow, Come, I will bring thee to thy bridal chamber.

Ere three days pass; which hath as long lov'd me, Ereunt PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, and Curtis. As I have lovd this proud disdainful haggard : Neth. [ Adrancing. Peter, didst ever see the like? And so farewell, signior Lucentiv.Pier, He kills her in her own humor

Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, Re-enter CCRTIS.

Shall win my love-and so I take my leave,

In resolution as I swore before.
Gril. Where is he?
Curi. In her chamber,


adrance. Making a sermon of continency to her: And rails, and swears, and rates; that she, poor soul, As longeth to a lover's blessed case!

Tra. Mistress Bianca, bless you with such grace Knows not which way to stand, to look, to speak; Nay, I have ta’en you napping, gentle love; And sits as one new-risen from a dream. Away, away! for he is coming hither. (Exeunt.

And have forsworn you with Hortensio.

Bian. Tranio, you jest : But have you both forRe-enter PETRUCHIO.

sworn me ! Pet. Thus have I politicly begun my reign,

Tra. Mistress, we have.

Luc. And 'tis my hope to end successfuliy:

Then we are rid of Licio. My falcon now is sharp, and passing empty;

Tra. I'faith, he'll have a lusty widow now, And till she stoop, she must not be full-gorged,

That shall be wood and wedded in a day. For then she never looks upon her lure,

Bian. God give him joy! Another way have I to man my haggard,

Tra. Ay, and he'll tame her.

Bian. To make her come, and know her keeper's call,

He says so, Tranio. That is,-to watch her, as we watch these kites,

Tra. Faith he is gone unto the taming-school. That bate," and beat, and will not be obedient.

Bian. The taminy-school! what, is there such a She eat no meat to-day, nor none shall eat;

place! Last night she slept not, nor to-night she shall not; That teacheth tricks eleven and twenty long,

Tra. Ay, mistress, and Petruchio is the master; As with the meat, some undeserved fault I'll tind about the making of the bed;

To tame a shrew, and charm her chattering tongue. And here I'll fling the pillow, there the bolster,

Enter Brondello, running.
This way the coveriet, another way the sheets:-
Ay, and amid this hurly, I intendo

Bion. O master, master, I have watch'd so long That all is done in reverend care of her;.

That I'ın dog-weary; but at last I spied And, in conclusion, she shall watch all night:

An ancient angell coming down the hill, And, if she chance to nod, I'll rail and brawl,

Will serve the turn. And with the clamor keep her still awake.


What is he, Biondello? This is the way to kill a wite with kindness;

Bion. Master, a mercatante, or a pedant,a
And thus I'll curb her mad and headstrong humor: I know not what; but formal in apparel,
He that knows better how to tame a shrew,

In gait and countenance surely like a father.
Now let him speak; 'tis charity to shew. [Exit.

Luc. And what of him, Tranio!

Tra. If he be credulous, and trust my tale,
SCENE II.-Padua. Before Baptista's House. I'll make him glad to seem Vincentio ;

And give assurance to Baptista Minola,

As if he were the right Vincentio.
Tro. Is't possible, friend Licio, that Bianca
Doth fancy any other but Lucentio ?

Take in your love, and then let me alone.

[Exeunt LUCENTIO and BIANCA, I tell you, sir, she bears me fair in hand. Hor. Sir, to satisfy you in what I have said,

Enter a Pedant. Stand by, and mark the manner of his teaching.

Ped. God save you, sir ! [They stand aside. Tru.

And you, sir! you are welcome A thing stuffed to look like the game which the hawk Travel you far on, or are you at the furthest ?

9 Despicable fellow.

1 Messenger. • To tame my wild hawk.

Flutter. Pretend. "A merchant or a schoolmaster.


Was to pursue.

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Ped. Sir, at the furthest for a week or two: Sorrow on thee, and all the pack of you, But then up further; and as far as Rome;

That triumphi thus upon my misery!
And so to i'ripoly, if God lend me life.

Go, get thee gone, I say.
Tra. What countryman, I pray ?

Enter PETRUCHO with a dish of mcat; and
Of Mantua.

Tra. Of Mantua, sir?-marry, God forbid!
And come to Padua, careless of your lite?

Pet. How fares my Kate? What, sweeting, all
Peil. My life, sir! how, I pray? for that goes bard.

ainort? Tra. 'Tis death for any one in Mantua

Hor. Mistress, what cheer? To come to Padua ; know you not the cause ?


Faith, as cold as can be Your ships are staid at Venice; and the duke

Pet. Pluck up thy spirits, look cheerfully upon me. (For private quarrel 'twixt your duke and him)

Ilere, love ; thou seest how diligent I am, Hath publish d and proclaim'd it openly:

To dress thy meat myself, and bring it thee; 'Tis marvel; but that you're but newly corne,

(Sets the dish on a table. You might have heard it e se proclaim d about.

I am sure, sweet Kate, this kindness merits thanks. Ped. Alas, sir, it is worse for me than so;

What, not a word? Say then, thou lov'st it not ;
For I have bills for money by exchange

And all my pains is sorted to no proof:-
From Florence, and musi here deliver them. Here, take away this dish.
Tra. Well, sir, to do you courtesy,


'Pray you, let it stand. This will I do, and this will I advise you ;-

Pet. The poorest service is repaid with thanks ;
First, tell me, have you ever been at Pisa? And so shall mine before you touch the meal.
Ped. Ay, sir, in Pisa have I often been;

Kath. I thank you, sir.
Pisa, renowned for grave citizens.

Hor. Signior Petruchio, fye! you are to blame. Tru. Among them, know you one Vincentio ?

Come, mistress Kate, I'll bear you company. Ped. I know him not, but I have heard of him;

Pet. Eat it up all, Hortensio, ii thou lov st me.A merchant of incomparable wealth.

[Aside. Tra. He is my father, sir; and, sooth to say,

Much good do it unto thy gentle heart! In countenance somewhat doth resemble you.

Kate, eat apace :- And now, my honey love, Bion. As much as an apple doth ani oyster, and Will we return unto thy father's house ; all one.

LÁside. And revel it as bravely as the best, Tra. To save your life in this extremity,

With silken coats, and caps, and golden rings, This favor will I do for his sake;

With rulls, and cuils, and farthingales, and things; And think it not the worst of all your fortunes,

With scarfs, and fans, and double change of That you are like to sir Vincentio.

bravery, His name and credit shall you undertake,

With amber bracelets, beads, and all this knavery. And in my house you shall be triendly lodg'd ;

What, hast thou dined? The tailor stays thy leisure, Look that you take upon you as you should;

To deck thy body with his ruilling treasure.
You understand me, sır;-so shall you stay

Enter Tailor.
Till you have done your business in the city:
If this be courtesy, sir, accept of it.

Come, tailor, let us see these ornaments;
Ped. O, sir, I do; and will repute you ever

Enter Haberdasher. The patron of my life and liberiy.

Lay forth the gown.-What news with you, sir ? Tra, Then go with me, to make the matter good. Hab. Here is the cap your worship did bespeak. This, by the way, I let you understand;

Pet. Why, this was moulded on a porringer? My father is here look'd for every day,

A velvet dish; tie, fie! 'tis lewd and dilthy! To pass assurance of a dower in marriage

Why, tis a cockle, or a walnut shell,
'Twixt me and one Baptista's daughter here: A kvack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap;
In all these circumstances l'll instruct you :

Away with it, come, let me have a bigger.
Go with me, sir, to clothe you as becomes you. kuth. I'll have no bigger; this doth fit the time,

[Exeunt. And gentlewomen wear such caps as these.

Pet. When you are gentle, you shall have one too,
SCENE III.-A Room in Petruchio's House.

And not till then.


That will not be in haste. [ Aside.

Kath. Why, sir. I trust, I may have leave to speak;
Gru. No, no, forsooth: I dare not for my life. Aud speak I will; I am no child, no babe';
Kuth. The more my wrong, the more his spite Your betters have endured me say my mind;

And, if you cannot, best you stop your ears.
What, did he marry me to famish me ?

My tongue will tell the anger of my heart; Beggars, that come unto my father's door

Or else my heart, concealing it, will break; Upon entreaty, have a present alms;

And rather than it shall, I will be free If not, elsewhere they ineet with charity:

Even to the uttermost. as I please, in words. But I,-who never knew how to entreat,

Pet. Why, thou say'st true; it is a paltry cap,
Nor never needed that I should entreat,---

A custard-coflin, a bauble, a silken pie:
Am starv'd for meat, giddy for lack of sleep; Love thee well, in that thou lik'st it not.
With oaths kept waking, and with brawling fed : Kuth. Love me, or love me not, I like the cap;
And that which spites me more than all these wants, and it I will have, or I will have none.
He does it under name of perfect love :

Pel. Thy rown? why ay: Come, tailor, let us see't.
As who should say,--If I should sleep, or eat, O mercy, God! what masking stuff is here?
'Twere deadly sickness, or else present death.- What's this! a sleere? 'tis like a demi-cannon:
I prythee go, and get me some repast;

What! up and down, carv'd like an apple-tart?
I care not what, so it be wholesome food.

Here's snip, and nip, and cut, and slisti, and slash,
Gru. What say you to a neat's foot!

Like to a censero in a barber's shop:
Kullh. Tis passing good; I prythee let me have it. Why, what, o'devil's name, tailor, call'st thou this?
Gru. I fear it is too choleric a meat:-

Hor. I see, she's like to have neither cap nor
How say you to a fat tripe, finely bruild?


(Aside. Kath. I like it well; good Grumio, fetch it me. Tai. You bid me make it orderly and well, Grit. I cannot tell; I fear 'tis choleric.

According to the fashion, and the time, What say you to a piece of beef, and mustard ?

Pet. Marry and did; but if you be remember'd,
Kauh. A dish thai I do love to feed upon.

I did not bid you mar it to the time.
Gru. Ay, but the mustard is too hot a little. Go, hop me over every kennel home,
Kath. Why, then the beet, and let the mustard For you shall hop without my custom, sir:

Tll none of it; hence make your best of it. Gru. Nay, then I will not; you shall have the kath. I never saw a better-fashion d gown, mustard,

More quaint, more pleasing, nor more commend. Or else you get no beef of Grumio.

able; Kath. Then both or one, or any thing thou wilt. Belike, you mean to make a puppet of me. Gru. Why then the mustard without the beef.

3 Dispiritei; a Gallicism.

• Finery. Kath. Go, get thee gone, thou false deluding • A cothin was the culinary term for raised crust. slave,

[Beats him. 6 These censers resembled our braziers in shape. That feed'st me with the very name of meat :



Pet. Why, true; he means to make a puppet of Let's see; I think 'lis now some seven o'clock, thee.

And well we may come there by dinner-lime. Toi. She says your worship means to make a kath. I dare assure you, sir, 'tis almost two; puppet of her.

And 'lwill be supper time, ere you come there. Pet. O monstrous arrogance! Thou liest, thou Pet. It shall be seven.ere I go to horse: thread,

Look, what I speak, or do, or think to do, Thou thimble,

You are still crossing it.-Sirs, let't alone: Thou yard, three-quarters, half-yard, quarter, nail, I will not go to-day; and ere I do, Thou llea, thou nit, thou winter cricket thou :- It shall be what o'clock I say it is. Braved in mine own house with a skein of thread! Hor. Why, so! this gallant will command the Away thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant:

(Exeunt. Or I shall so be-mele. thee with thy yard, As thou shalt think on prating whilst thou liv'st!

SCENE IV.-Padua. Before Baptista's House. I tell thee, I, that thou hast marr'd her gown.

Enter TRANIO, and the Pedant dressed like Tai. Your worsbip is deceiv'd; the gown is made

VINCENTIO. Just as my master had direction:

Tra. Sir, this is the house : Please it you, that I Grumio gave order how it should be done.

call ?
Gru. I gave him no order, I gave him the stuff. Ped. Ay, what else ? and, but I be deceived,
Tai. But how did you desire it should be made ? Signior Baptista inay remember me,
Grut. Marry, sir, with needle and thread.

Near twenty years ago, in Genoa, where
Tai. But did you not request to have it cut ? We were lodgers at the Pegasus.
Grue. Thou hast faced many things.


'Tis well; Tai. I have.

And hold your own, in any case, with such Gru. Face not ine: thou hast brav'd many men;

Austerity as 'longeth to a father. brave not me: I will neither be faced nor braved. I say unto thee,- | bid thy master cut out the

Enter BiospxLLO. gown; but did I not bid him cut to pieces: ergo, Ped. I warrant you : But, sir, here comes your thou liest.

boy ; Tai. Why, here is the note of the fashion to testify. / 'Twere good, he were school'd. Pet. Read it.

Tra. Fear you not him. Sirrah, Biondello Gru. The note lies in his throat, if he says I said so. Now do your duty thoroughly, I advise you ; Tai. Imprimis. a loose-bodiel gown:

Imagine 'lwere the right Vincentio. Gru. Master, if ever ( said loose-bodied gown, Bion. Tut! fear not me. sew me in the skirts of it, and beat me to death Tra. But hast thou done thy errand to Baptista ? with a bottom of brown thread: I said, a gown. Bion. I told him, that your father was at Venice; Pet. Proceed.

And that you look'd for him this day in Padua. Tai. With a small compassed cape;

Tra. Thou’rt a tall fellow; hold thee that to Gru. I confess the ca pe.

drink. Tai. With a trunk sleeve;

Here comes Baptista :-set your countenance, sir.Grie. I confess two sleeves.

Tai. The sleeres curiously cut.
Pet. Ay, there's the villany.

Signior Baptista, you are happily met :-
Gru. Error i the bill, sir ; error i'the bill. I com- Sir, I To the Pedant.]
manded the sleeves should be cut out, and sewed This is the gentleman I told you of;
up again; and that I'll prove upon thee, though I pray you, stand good father to me now,
thy little finger be armed in a thimble.

Give me Bianca for my patrimony. Tai. This is true, that I say; an I had thee in

Pel. Soft, son ! place where, thou shouldst know it.

Sir, by your leave; having come to Padua Gru. I am for thee straight; take thou the bill, To gather in some debts, my son Lucentio give me the mete-yard, and spare not me.

Made me acquainted with a weighty cause Hor. God-a-mercy, Grumio! then he shall have of love between your daughter and himself: no odds,

And,--for the good report I hear of you;. Pet. Well, sir, in brief, the gown is not for me.

And for the love he beareth to your daughter, Gru. You are i the right, sir: 'tis for my mistress. And she to him--to stay him not too long, Pet. Go take it up unto thy master's use.

I am content, in a good father's care, Gru. Villain, not for thy life: Take up my mis- To have bim match'd ; and, --if you please to like tress' gown for thy master's use!

No worse than I, sir,-upon some agreement, Pet. Why, sir, what's your conceit in that? Me shall you find most ready and most willing Gru. (), sir, the conceit is deeper than you think With one consent to have her so bestowed; for :

For curious. I cannot be with you, Take up my mistress' gown to his master's use ! Signior Baptista, of whom I hear so well. 0, fie, fie, fie!

Bap. Sir, pardon me in what I have to say ;Pet. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the tailor Your plainness, and your shortness, please me well. paid :


Right true it is, your son, Lucentio here, Go, take it hence; be gone, and say no more.

Doth love my daughter, and she loveth him, Hor. Tailor, I'll pay thee for thy gown to-morrow.

Or both dissemble deeply their aflections : Take no unkindness of his hasty words:

And therefore, if you say no more than this, Away, I say; commend me to thy master. That like a father you will deal with him,

(Exit Tailor. And pass my daughter a sufficient dower, Pet. Well, come, my Kate ; we will unto your The match is fully made, and all is done : father's,

Your son shall have my daughter with consent. Even in these honest mean babiliments;

Tra. I thank you, sir. Where then do you knorr Our purses shall be proud, our garments poor :

best, For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich;

We be aftied;' and such assurance ta'en,
And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, As shall with either pari's arreement stand?
So honor peereth in the meanest habit.

Bap. Not in my house, Lucentio ; for you know, What is the jay more precious than the lark,

Pitchers have ears, and I have many servants : Because his feathers are more beautiful?

Besides, old Gremio is harh'ning still; Or is the adder better than the eel,

And, happily,s we might be interrupted. Because his painted skin contents the eye?

Tra. Then at my lodging, an it like you, sir : 0, no. good Kate: neither art thou the worse

There doth my father lie; and there, this night, For this poor furniture, and mcan array.

We'll pass the business privately and well : If thou account'st it shame, lay it on me:

Send for your daughter by your servant here, And therefore frolic; we will hence forthwith,

My boy shall fetch the scrivener presently. To feast and sport us at thy father's house.

The worst is this,-that, at so slender warning, Go, call my men, and let us straight to him;

You're like to have a thin and slender pittance. And bring our horses unto Long-lane end,

Bap. It likes me well ;-Cambio, hie you home, There will we mount, and thither walk on foot.

And bid Bianca make her ready straight;

1 Brave. * Scrupulous. 3 Assure or convey. 8 Bo measure. • Measuring yard. • Betrothed.

• Haply, perhaps.


And, if you will, tell what hath happened:

Kath. Then, God be blessed, it is the blessed sun: Lucentio's father is arrived in Padua,

But sun it is not, when you say it is not; And how she's like to be Lucentio's wife.

And the moon changes, even as your mind. Luc. I pray the gods she may, with all my heart! What you will have it named, even that it is; Tra. Dally not with the gods, but get thee gone. And so it shall be so, for Katharine. Signior Baptista, shall I lead the way?

Hor. Petruchio, go thy ways; the field is won. Welcome!'one mess is like to be your cheer : Pet. Well, forward, forward : thus the bowl Come, sir; we'll better it in Pisa.

should run, Bap.

I follow you.

And not unluckily against the bias-
(Exeunt Tranio, Pedant, and Baptista. But soft; what company is coming here?
Bion. Cambio,-

What say'st thou, Biondello? Enter ViXCENTIO, in a travelling dress. Bion. You saw my master wink and laugh upon Good morrow, gentle mistress: Where away!

[To VINCENTIO. L'ic. Biondello, what of that?

Tell me, sweet Kate, and tell me truly too, Bion. 'Faith nothing ; but he has left me here Hast thou beheld a fresher gentlewoman? behind, to expound the meaning or moral of his Such war of white and red within her cheeks! signs and tokens.

What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty, Lic. I pray thee, moralize them.

As those two eyes become that heavenly face buon. Then thus. Baptista is safe, talking with Fair lovely maid, once more good day to thee :the deceiving father of a deceitful son.

Sweet Kate, embrace her for her beauty's sake. Luc. And what of him ?

Hor. 'A will make the man inad, to make a Bion. His daughter is to be brought by you to woman of him. the supper.

Kuth. Young budding virgin, fair, and fresh, and Luc. And then ?

sweet, Bion. The old priest at Saint Luke's church is at Whither away; or where is thy abode ? your command at all hours.

Happy the parents of so fair a child ; Luc. And what of all this?

Happier the man, whom favorable stars Bion. I cannot tell; except they are busied about Allot thec for his lovely bed-lellow! a counterfeit assurance: Take you assurance of her, Pel. Why, how now, Kate! I hope thou art not cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum : 10 the

mad: church ;-take the priest, clerk, and some sufficient This is a man, old, wrinkled, faded, wither'd; honest witnesses :

And not a maiden, as thou say'st he is. If this be not what you look for, I have no more to Kath. Pardon, old father, my mistaking eyes, say,

That have been so bedazzled with the sun, But, bid Bianca farewell for ever and a day. That every thing I look on seemeth green :

[Going. Now I perceive, thou art a reverend father ; Luc. Hear'st thou, Biondello ?

Pardon, I pray thee, for my mad mistaking: Bion. I cannot tarry: I knew a wench married Pel. Do, good old grandsire; and, withal, make in an afternoon as she went to the garden for pars

known ley to stuff a rabbit; and so may you, sir; and so which way thou travellest : if along with us, adieu, sir. My inaster hath appointed me to go to We shall be joyful of thy company. Saint Luke's, to bid the priest be ready to come Vin. Fair sir,--and you, my merry mistress,against you come with your appendix. [Exit. That with your stranze encounter much amaz'd me;

Luc. I may, and will, if she be so contented : My name is call d--Vincentio; my dwelling-Pisa;
She will be pleas'd, then wherefore shonld I doubt? And bound I am to Padua ; there to visit
Hap what hap may, I'll roundly go about her. A son of mine, which long I have not seen.
It shall go hard, if Cambio go without her. (Exit. Pet. What is his name?


Lucentio, gentle sir SCENE V.- A public Road.

Pet. Happily met ; the happier for thy son.

And now by law, as well as reverend age, Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, and Hortensio.

I may entitle thee-my loving father; Pet. Come on, o'God's name ; once more toward The sister to my wife, this gentlewoman, our father's,

Thy son by this hath married : Wonder not, Good Lord, how bright and goodly shines the moon! Nor be not griev'd; she is of yood esteem, Kath. The moon! the sun; it is not moonlight Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth ;

Besides, so qualitied as may beseem Pet. I say, it is the moon that shines so bright. · The spouse of any noble gentleman. Kath. I know, it is the sun that shines so bright. Let me embrace with old Vincentio :

Pet. Now, by my mother's son, and that's myself, And wander we to see thy honest son, It shall be moon, or star, or what I list,

Who will of thy arrival be full joyous. Or ere I journey to your father's house:

Vin. But is this true ? or is it else your pleasure, Go on, and fetch our horses back again,

Like pleasant travellers, to break a jest Evermore crossd, and cross'd; nothing but cross'd! Upon the company you overtake ?. Hor. Say as he says, or we shall never go.

Hor. I do assure thee, father, so it is. Kath. Forward, I pray, since we have come so Pet. Come, go alons, and see the truth hereof; far,

For our first merriment bath made me jealous. And be it moon, or sun, or what you please:

[Exeunt PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, and And if you please to call it a rush candle,

VINCESTIO. Henceforth vow it shall be so for me.

Hor. Well, Petruchio, this hath put me in heart. Pel. I say, it is the moon.

Have to my widow; and if she be froward, Kath.

I know it is.

Then hast thou taught Hortensio to be untoward. Pet. Nay, then you lie ; it is the blessed sun.




SCENE 1.-Padua. Before Lucentio's Housc. Enter PETRUCUJO, KATHARINA, VINCENTIO, and

Enter on one side BioxnellO, LUCESTIO, and
BLANCA ; GREN10 walking on the other side.

Pet. Sir, here's the door, this is Lucentio's house,

My father's bears inore toward the market place; Bion. Sonly and swiftly, sir; for the priest is ready. Thither must I, and here I leave you, sir.

Luc. I fy: Biondello: but they may chance to Vin. You shall not choose but drink before you go; need thee at home, therefore leave us.

I think, I shall command your welcome bere, Bion. Nay, faith, I'll see the church o’your back; And by all likelihood, some cheer is toward. and then come back to my master as soon as I can.

(Knocks. | Exeunl !UCextIO, BIANCA, and BIONDELLO. Gre. They're busy within, you were best knock Gre. I marvel Cambio comes not all this while. louder

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Enter Pedant above, at a window.

Ped. Swear, if thou darest. Ped. What's he, that knocks as he would beat Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it. down the gate ?

Tru. Then thou wert best say, that I am not Vin. Is signior Lucentio within, sir?

Lucentio. Ped. He's within, sir, but not to be spoken withal. Gre. Yes, I know thee to be signior Lucentio.

Vin. What it' a man bring him a hundred pound Bap. Away with the dotard; to the gaol with him. or two, to make merry withal.

Vin. Thus strangers may be haled and abused:Pet. Keep your hundred pounds to yourself; he o monstrous villain ! shall need none, so long as I live.

Pet. Nay, I told you, your son was beloved in Re-enter BIONDELLO, with LUCENT10 and Bianca. Padua.- Do you hear, sir?-to leave frivolous cir- Bion. 0, we are spoiled, and - Yonder he is; cumstances,-1 pray you, icll signior Lucentio, that deny him, forswear him, or else we are all undone. his father is come from Pisa, and is here at the door Luc. Pardon, sweet father.

(Kneeling: to speak with him.


Lives my sweetest son? Pert. Thou liest ; his father is come from Pisa, (BIONDELLO, TRANIO, and Pedant run out. and here looking out at the window.

Bian. Pardon, dear father.

(Kneeling. l'in, Art thou his father?


How hast thou oitended! Ped. Ay, sir; so his mother says, if I may be- Where's Lucentio ? lieve her.


Here's Lucentio, Pet. Why, how now, gentleman! [TO VINCEx.l Right son unto the right Vincentio ; why, this is tat knavery, to take upon you another That have by marriage made thy daughter mine, man's name.

While counterfeit supposes blear'd thine eyne.: Perl. Lay hands on the villain; I believe a means Gre. Here's packing, with a witness, ti) deceive to cozen somebody in this city under my counte- us all!

Vin. Where is that damned villain Tranio, Re-enter BIOX DELLO.

That faced and braved me in this matter so ! Bion. I have seen them in the church together:

Bup. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio? But who is here? mine old master, Vincentio? now

Bün. Cambio is changed into Lucentio. we are undone, and brought to nothing.

Luc. Love wrought these miracles. Bianca's love Vin. Come hither, crack-hemp.

Made me exchange my state with Tranio.

Seeing Biondelio. While he did bear iny countenance in the town; Bion. I hope, I may choose, sir.

And happily I have arrived at last
Vin. Come hither, you rogue : What, have you What Tranio did, myself enforced him to;

Unto the wished haven of my bliss :forgot me!

Bion. Forgot you ? no, sir: I could not forget Then pardon him, sweet father, for my sake. you, for I never saw you before in all my life.

Vin. I'll slit the villain's nose, tbal would have l'in. What, you notorious villain, didst thou sent me to the gaol. never see thy master's father, Vincentio?

Bup. But do you hear, sir ? [TO LUCENTIO. Bion. What, my old, worshipful old master? yes, Have you married my daughter without asking my marry, sir; see where he looks out of the window.good-will? Vin. Ist so, indeed?


lin. Fear not, Baptista; we will content you, go Bion. Help, help, help! here's a madman will to : But I will in, to be revenged for this villany. murder me. (Exit.

Erit. Ped. Help, son! help, signior Paptista !

Bap. And I, to sound the depth of this knavery. [Exit from the window.

[Exit. Pzt. Prythee, Kate, let's stand aside, and sec the

Luc. Look not pale, Bianca; thy father will not end of this controversy.

[They retire.


Exeunt Luc., and Bian.

Gre. My cake is dough :: But I'll in among the Re-enter Pedant below; BAPTISTA, TRANIO, and

rest: Servants.

Out of hope of all,—but my share of the feast. Tra. Sir, what are you, that offer to beat my

[Erit. servant ?

PETRUCHIO and KATHARINA advance. Vin. What am I, sir ? nay what are you, sir?

Kath. Ilusband, let's follow, to see the end of O immortal gods ! ( fine villain! A silken doublet!

this ado. a velvet hose! a scarlet cloak! and a copatain hat!

Pet. First kiss me, Kate, and we will. -0. Lain undone! I am undone! while I play

Kath. What, in the midst of the street ? the good husband at home, my son and my servant

Pet. What, art thou ashamed of me? spend all at the university.

Kalh. No, sir: God forbid :--but ashamed to kiss. Tra. How now! what's the matter !

Pet. Why, then let's home again:--Come, sirrah, Bap. What, is the man lunatic?

let's away. Tra. Sir. you seem a sober ancient gentleman

Kath. Nay, I will give thee a kiss: now pray by your habit, but your words show you a madman :

thee, love, stay. Why, sir, what concerns it to you, if I wear pearl

Pet. Is not this well!--Come, my sweet Kate; and gold! I thank my good father, I ain able to

Better once than never, for never too late. maintain it.

(Ecit. Vin. Thy father? O, villain! he is a sail-maker

SCENE II.- A Room in Lucentio's House. in Bergamo.

B:1p. You inistake, sir; you mistake, sir: Pray,| A Banquet set out. Enter BAPTISTA, VINCENTIO, what do you think is his name?

GREMIO, the Pedant, LUCENTIO, BIANCA, PEVin. His name? as if I knew not his name: I TRUCH 10, KATHARINA, HORTENSIO, and Wid. have brought him up ever since he was three years ow; TRANIO, BIONDELLO, GruM10, and others, old, and his name is-Tranio.

attending. Pet. Away, away, mad ass! his name is Lucen- Luc. At last, though long, our jarring notes agree; tio ; and he is mine only son, and heir to the lands ind time it is, when raging war is done, of me, signior Vincentio.

To smile at 'scapes and perils overblown.Vin. Lucentio! 0, he hath murdered his master! My fair Bianca, bid my father welcome, -Lay hold on him, I charge you, in the duke's while I with self-same kindness welcome thine: name :-0, my son, my son!-tell me, thou villain, Brother Petruchio,-sister Katharina where is my son Lucentio ?

And thou, Hortensio, with thy loving widow, Tra. Call forth an officer:--[Enter une with an Feast with the best. and welcome to my house; Officer. Carry this mad knave to the gaol :--Father My banquet is to close our stomachs up, Baptista, I charge you, see that he be forthcoming. After our great good cheer. Pray you, sit down, Via. Carry me to the gaol!

For now we sit to chat as well as eat. Gre. Stay, officer: he shall not go to prison.

(They sit at table. Bip. Talk not, signior Gremio; I say he shall go Pet. Nothing but sit and sit, and eat and eat!

Bap. Padua affords this kindness, son Petruchio. Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be

Deceived thine eyes. cheated in this business; I dare swear, this is the

• Tricking, underhand contrivances. right Vincentio,

• Proverbial expression, repeated after a disappoint• A bat with a conical crown.


to prison:

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