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Bion. Mafter, a mercatantè, or a pedant,
Tra. If he be credulous, and trust my tale, I'll make him glad to seem Vincentio ; And give affurance to Baptista Minola, As if he were the right Vincentio. Take in your love, and then let me alone. [Exeunt Lucentio, and Bianca.
Enter a Pedant.
Ped. God fave you, fir!
Tra. And you, fir! you are welcome.
Travel you far on, or are you at the fartheft?
Ped. Of Mantua.
Tra. Of Mantua, fir?-marry, God forbid! And come to Padua, careless of your life?
Ped. My life, fir! how, I pray? for that goes hard.
To come to Padua; Know you not the cause?
a mercatantè, or a pedant,]—a merchant, or a teacher of languages.
furely like a father.]-he cuts a very fatherly figure.
From Florence, and must here deliver them.
Ped. Ay, fir, in Pifa have I often been;
Tra. Among them, know you one Vincentio? Ped. I know him not, but I have heard of him; A merchant of incomparable wealth.
Tra. He is my father, fir; and, footh to say, In countenance fomewhat doth resemble you.
Bion. As much as an apple doth an oyster, and all one.
Tra. To fave your life in this extremity,
This favour will I do you for his fake;
And think it not the worst of all your fortunes, you are like to fir Vincentio.
His name and credit shall you undertake,
And in my house you shall be friendly lodg'd;-
Ped. Oh, fir, I do; and will repute you ever
Tra. Then go with me, to make the matter good.
'Twixt me and one Baptista's daughter here: In all these circumstances I'll inftruct you:
Go with me, fir, to cloath you as becomes you. [Exeunt.
d pafs affurance]-make a conveyance.
Enter Katharine, and Grumio.
Gru. No, no, forfooth; I dare not for my life.
Kath. The more my wrong, the more his fpite appears. What, did he marry me to famish me? Beggars, that come unto my father's door Upon entreaty, have a prefent alms;
If not, elsewhere they meet with charity:
As who should say,-if I should sleep, or eat,
I care not what, fo it be wholesome food.
Kath. 'Tis paffing good; I pr'ythee, let me have it.
Kath. I like it well; good Grumio, fetch it me.
Kath. Then both, or one, or any thing thou wilt.
Kath. Go, get thee gone, thou falfe deluding flave,
That feed'ft me with the very name of meat:
Enter Petruchio and Hortenfio, with meat.
Pet. How fares my Kate? What sweeting all amort? Hor. Miftrefs, what cheer?
Kath. 'Faith, as cold as can be.
Pet. Pluck up thy fpirits, look chearfully upon me. Here, love; thou fee'ft how diligent I am,
To drefs thy meat myself, and bring it thee :
Kath. I pray you, let it stand.
Pet. The poorest service is repaid with thanks; And fo fhall mine, before you touch the meat.
Kath. I thank you, fir.
Hor. Signior Petruchio, fye! you are to blame : Come, mistress Kate, I'll bear you company.
Pet. Eat it up all, Hortenfio, if thou lov'ft me.-[Afide. Much good do it unto thy gentle heart!
Kate, eat apace:-And now, my honey love,
With filken coats, and caps, and golden rings,
all amort ?]-in the dumps.
is forted to no proof:]-taken to no purpose. and things ;]-toys, trinkets.
With scarfs, and fans, and double change of bravery,
Come, taylor, let us see these ornaments;
Lay forth the gown.-What news with you, fir?
Kath. I'll have no bigger; this " doth fit the time, And gentlewomen wear fuch caps as these.
Pet. When you are gentle, you shall have one too, And not 'till then.
Hor. That will not be in hafte.
Kath. Why, fir, I trust, I may have leave to speak;
My tongue will tell the anger of my heart;
I love thee well, in that thou lik'ft it not.
doth fit the time,]—is in fashion.
j euftard.coffin,]-like the cruft of a custard.