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Tai. “ With a small compassed cape;"
Gru. Error i’ the bill, sir; error i' the bill. I commanded the sleeves should be cut out, and sewed up again : and that I 'll prove upon thee, though thy little finger be armed in a thimble.
Tai. This is true, that I say; an I had thee in place where, thou shouldst know it.
Gru. I am for thee straight : take thou the bill, give me thy mete-yard, and spare not me.
Hor. God-a-mercy, Grumio! then he shall have no odds.
Pet. Well, sir, in brief, the gown is not for me.
Gru. Villain, not for thy life : Take up my mistress' gown for thy master's use !
Pet. Why, sir, what is your conceit in that ?
Gru. O, sir, the conceit is deeper than you think for : Take up my mistress' gown to his master's use ! O, fie, fie, fie! Pet. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the tailor paid :
[Aside. Go, take it hence; begone, and say no more.
Hor. Tailor, I 'll pay thee for thy gown to-morrow.
So honour peereth in the meanest habit.
Kath. I dare assure you, sir, 't is almost two ;
to horse : Look, what I speak, or do, or think to do, You are still crossing it.--Sirs, let 't alone : I will not go to-day; and ere I do, It shall be what o'clock I say it is. Hor. Why, so! this gallant will command the sun.
SCENE IV.–Padua. Before Baptista's House. Enter TRANIO, and the Pedant dressed like VINCENTIO. Tra. Sir, this is the house. Please it you that I
Tra. 'T is well; and hold your own, in any case, With such austerity as 'longeth to a father.
Enter BIONDELLO, Ped. I warrant you : But, sir, here comes your boy; 'T were good he were school'd.
Tra. Fear you not him. Sirrah Biondello,
Bion. Tut! fear not me.
Bion. I told him, that your father was at Venice; And that you look'd for him this day in Paduą.
Tra. Thou 'rt a tall fellow ; hold thee that to drink. Here comes Baptista :-set your countenance, sir.
Enter BAPTISTA and LUCENTIO,
Ped. Soft, son!
Bap. Sir, pardon me in what I have to say ;-
Doth love my daughter, and she loveth him,
Bap. Not in my house, Lucentio; for, you know,
Tra. Then at my lodging, an it like you :
Bap. It likes me well: Cambio, hie you home,
[Exeunt Tra., Ped., and Bap. Bion. Cambio. Luc.
What say'st thou, Biondello ?
I follow you.
Bion. You saw my master wink and laugh upon Luc. Biondello, what of that?
Bion. 'Faith, nothing; but he has left me here behind, to expound the meaning or moral of his signs and tokens.
Luc. I pray thee, moralize them.
Bion. Then thus. Baptista is safe, talking with the deceiving father of a deceitful son.
Luc. And what of him?
Bion. His daughter is to be brought by you to the supper.
Luc. And then ?
Bion. The old priest at saint Luke's church is at your command at all hours.
Luc. And what of all this?
Bion. I cannot tell : expect a they are busied about a counterfeit assurance : Take you assurance of her cum privilegio ad imprimendum solùm : to the church; -take the priest, clerk, and some sufficient honest witIf this be not that you look for, I have no more to say, But bid Bianca farewell for ever and a day. [Going.
Luc. Hear'st thou, Biondello ?
Bion. I cannot tarry : I knew a wench married in an afternoon as she went to the garden for parsley to stuff a rabbit; and so may you, sir; and so adieu, sir. My master hath appointed me to go to saint Luke's, to bid the priest be ready to come against you come with your appendix.
[Exit. Luc. I may, and will, if she be so contented : She will be pleas’d, then wherefore should I doubt ? Hap what hap may, I 'll roundly go about her; It shall go hard, if Cambio go without her. [Exit.
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