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kuth. Why, and I trust I may go too; May Luc. O yes, I saw sweet 'cauty in her face; I not?

(belike, Such as the daughter of Agenor bad, What, shall I be appointed hours; as though, That made greai Jove to bumble him to her I knew not what to take, and what to leave?

hand,

(strand. Ha!

[Exit. When with his knees he kiss'd the Cretan Gre. You may go to the devil's dam; your Tra. Saw you no more ? mark'd you not how gitts are so good, here is none will hold you.

her sister their love is not so great, Hortensio, but we Began to scold; and raise up such a storm, inay blow our nails together, and fast it fairly That mortal ears might hardly endure the din? out; our cake's dough on both sides. Fare. Luc. Tranio, I saw her coral lips to move, well :-Yet, for the love I bear my sweet And with her breath she did perfume the air; Bianca, if I can by any means light on a fit Sacred, and sweet, was all I saw in her. man, to teach her that wherein she delights, Tra. Nay, then, 'tis time to stir him from his I will wish him to her father.

trance. Hor. So will I, signior Gremio: But a word, I pray, awake, Sir; if you love the maid, I pray: Though the nature of our quarrel yet Bend thoughts and wits to achieve her. Thus never brook'd parle, know now, upon advice,

it stands :it toucheth us both,—that we may yet again Her elder sister is so curst and shrewd, have access to our fáir mistress, and be happy That, till the father rid his hands of her, rivals in Bianca's love,-to labour and effect Master, your love must live a maid at home; one thing 'specially.

And therefore has he closely mew'd her up, Gre, What's that, I pray?

Because she shall not be annoy'd with suitors, Hor. Marry, Sir, to get a husband for her Luc. Ah, Tranio, what a cruel father's he! sister.

But art thou not advis'd, he took some care Gre. A husband! a devil.

To get her cunning schoolmasters to instruct Hor. I say, a husband.

her? Gre. I say, a devil: Think'st thou, Hortensio, Tra. Ay, marry, am I, Sir; and now 'tis? though her father be very rich, any man is su

plotted. very a fool to be married to hell ?

L. I have it, Tranio. Hor. Tush, Gremio, though it pass your pa

Tra. Master, for my hand, tience, and mine, to endure her loud alarums, Both our inventions meet and jump in one. why, man, there be good fellows in the world, Luc. Tell me thine first. an a man could light on them, would take her Tru. You will be schoolmaster, with all faults, and money enough.

And undertake the teaching of the maid : Gre. I cannot tell ; but I had as lief take her That's your device. dowry with this condition,—to be whipped at Luc. It is: May it be done? the high-cross every morning.

Tra. Not possible; For who shall bear yout Hor. 'Faith, as you say, there's small choice And be in Padua here Vincentio's son? (part, in rotten apples. Buit, come ; since this bar Keep house, and ply his book; welcome his in law makes us friends, it shall be so far

friends; forth friendly maintained,—till by helping Bap- Visit his countrymen, and banquet them? tista's eldest daughter to a husband, we set his Liu, Basta ;t content thee; for I have it full. youngest free for a husband, and then have We have not yet been seen in any house; to't afresh.-Sweet Bianca !~Happy man be Nor can we be distinguished by our faces, his dole!: He that runs fastest gets the ring. For man or master : then it follows thus ;How say you, signior Gremio ?

Thou shalt be master, Tranio, in my stead, Gre. I ain agreed : and 'would I had given Keep house, and port, and servants, as I him the best horse in Padua to begin his woo

should; ing, that would thoroughly woo her, wed her, I will some other be ; some Florentine, and bed her, and rid the house of her. Comé Some Neapolitan, or mean man of Pisa.

(Exeunt Gremio and HORTENSIO. 'Tis hatch'd, and shall be so :-Tranio, at once - Tra. (Adruncing.) I pray, Sir, tell me,- Is it Uncase thee; take my colour'd hat and cloak: possible

When Biondello comes, he waits on thee; That love should of a sudden take such hold ? But I will charm him first to keep his tongue.

Luc. () Tranio, till I found it to be true, Tra. So had you need. [They exchange habits. I never thought it possible, or likely;

In brief then, Sir, sithş it your pleasure is, But see! while idly I stood looking on,

And I am tied to be obedient; I found the effect ot love in idleness :

(For so your father charg'd me at our partingi And now in plainness do confess to thee, Be serviceable to my son, quoth he, That art to me as secret, and as dear,

Although, I think, 'twas in another sense,) As Anna to the queen of Carthage was,

I am content to be Lucentio, Tranio, I burn, l pine, I perish, Tranio, Because so well I love Lucentio. If I achieve not this young modest girl :

Luc. Tranio, be so, because Lucentio loves : Counsel me, Tranio, for I know thou canst; And let me be a slave, to achieve that maid Assist me, Tranio, for I know thou wilt. Whose sudden sight hath thrall’d my wounded Tru. Master, it is no time to chide you now;

eye. Affection is not rated from the heart: (so,

Enter BIONDELLO, It love have touch'd you, nought remains but Here comes the rogue.-Sirrah, where have Redime te captum quam queas minimo.

you been? Lu. Gramercies, lad; go forward: this Bion. Where have I been? Nay, how now, contents;

where are you?

(clothes? The rest will comfort, for thy counsel's sound. Master, has my fellow Tranio stolen your Tri. Master, you look'd so longlyll on the Or you stolen his? or both? pray, what's the maid,

news ? etiraps you mark'd not what's the pith of all. Luc. Sirrah, come hither; 'tis no time to jest, Endowments. + Consideration. Gain or lot. * Europa + 'Tis enough. Show, appear ince Driven out by chiding. !! Lorgingly.

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on.

And therefore frame your manners to the time. Rise, Grumio, rise; we will compound this Your fellow Tranio here, to save my life,

quarrel. Puts my apparel and my countenance on, Gru. Nay, 'tis no matter, what he 'leges* in And I for my escape have put on his;

Latin.-If this be not a lawful cause for me to For in a quarrel, since I came ashore,

leave his service,-Look you, Sir,-he bid me I kill'd a man, and fear I was descried :* knock him, and rap him soundly, Sir: Well, Wait you on him, I charge you, as becomes, was it fit for a servant to use his master so; beWhile I make way from hence to save my life : ing, perhaps, (for aught I see,) two and thirty, You understand me?

La pip out? Bion. I, Sir, ne'er a whit.

Whom, 'would to God, I had well knock'd at Luc. And not a jot of Tranio in your mouth; first, Tranio is chang'd into Lucentio.

Then had not Grumio come by the worst. Bion. The better for him; Would I were so Pet. A senseless villain-Good Hortensio, too!

I bade the rascal knock upon your gate, Tra. So would I, faith, boy, to have the next And could not get him for my heart to do it. wish after,

(daughter. Gru. Knock at the gate?-0 heavens ! That Lucentio indeed had Baptista's youngest Spake you not these words plain, --Sirrah, But, sirrah,--not for my sake, but your mas- knock me here,

(soundly? ter's, I advise

Rap me here, knock me well, and knock me You use your manners discreetly in all kind of And come you now with-knocking at the companies :

gate ? When I am alone, why, then I am Tranio ; Pet. Sirrah, be gone, or talk not, I advise But in all places else, your master Lucentio.

you. Luc. Tranio, let's go

Hor. Petruchio, patience; I am Grumio's One thing more rests, that thyself execute ;

pledge: To make one among these wooers: If thou ask why, this a heavy chance 'twixt him and you me why,

Your ancient, trusty, pleasant servant Grumio. Sufficeth, my reasons are both good and And tell me now, sweet friend,—what happy weighty.

[Ereunt.

gale 1 Serv. My lord, you nod; you do not mind the Blows you to Padua here, from old Verona? play.

Pet. Such wind as scatters young men Sly. Yes, by saint Anne, do I. A good matter,

through the world, wrely ; Comes there any more of it?

To seek their fortunes further than at home, Page. My lord, 'tis but begun.

Where small experience grows. But, in a few,t Sly. 'Tis u rery excellent piece of work, madam Signior Hortensio, thus it stands with me : Ady; 'Would't were done!

Antonio, my father, is deceas'd ;

And I have thrust myself into this maze, SCENE II.The same.-Before Hortensio's Haply to wive, and thrive, as best I may: House.

Crowns in my purse I have, and goods at home, Enter PETRUCHIO and GRUMIO.

And so am come abroad to see the world. Pet. Verona, for a while I take my leave,

Hor. Petruchio, shall I then come roundly

to thee. To see my friends in Padua; but, of all,

And wish thee to a shrewd ill-favour'd wife? My best beloved and approved friend, Hortensio; and, I trow, this is his house:

Thoud'st thank me but a little for my counsel; Here, sirrah Grumio; knock, I say.

And yet I'll promise thee she shall be rich, Gru. Knock, Sir! whom should I knock? is And very rich:--but thou’rt too much my friend, there any man has rebused your worship?

And I'll not wish thee to her. Pet. Villain, I say, knock me here soundly.

Pet. Signior Hortensio, 'twixt such friends Gru. Knock you here, Sir? why, Sir, what Few words sutřice: and, therefore, if thou know

as we, am I, Sir, that I should knock you here, Sir ? Pet. Villain, I say, knock me at this gate,

One rich enough to be Petruchio's wife, And rap me well, or I'll knock your knave's As wealth is burden of my wooing dance,

Be she as foul as was Florentius' fove, pate. Gru. My master is grown quarrelsome : I As old as Sybil, and as curst and shrewd should knock you first,

As Socrates' Xantippe, or a worse, And then I know after who comes by the worst. She moves me not, or not removes, at least, Pet. Will it not be ?

Affection's edge in me; were she as rough 'Faith, sirrah, an you'll not knock, l'll wring I come to wive it wealthily in Padna ;

As are the swelling Adriatic seas: I'll try how you can sol, fa, and sing it. efit

; if wealthily, then happily in Padua. (He wrings GRUMIO by the ears. Gru. Help, 'masters, help! my master is what his mind is : Why, give him gold enough

Gru. Nay, look you, Sir, he tells you fatly mad. Pet. Now, knock when I bid you: sirrah! and marry him to a puppet

, or an aglet-baby;s villain!

or an old trot with ne'er a tooth in her head,

though she have as many diseases as two and Enter Hortensto.

fifty borses: why nothing comes amiss, so Hor. How now? what's the matter ?-My money comes withal. old friend Grumio! and my good friend Petru

Hor. Petruchio, since we have stepp'd thus

far in, chio!-How do you all at Verona? Pet. Signior Hortensio, come you to part the I will continue that I broach'd in jest. fray?

Petruchio, help thee to a wife (ous; Con tutto il core bene trocuto, may I say.

With wealth enough, and young, and beaute. Hor. A sul nostra casa hene venuto,

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Is,-that she is intolerably curst, (sure, To whom they go. What will you

read to her ? And shrewd, and froward; so beyond all mea- Luc. Whate'er I read to her, I'll plead for That, were my state far worser than it is,

you, I would not wed her for a mine of gold. As for my patron, (stand you so assur'd.) Pet. Hortensio, peace; thou know'st not As firmly as yourself were still in place: gold's effect:

Yea, and (perhaps) with more successful words Tell me her father's name, and 'tis enough; Than you, unless you were a scholar, Sir, For I will board her, though she chide as loud Gre: 0 this learning! what a thing it is! As thunder, when the clouds in autumn crack. Gru. O this woodcock! what an ass it is! Hor. Her father is Baptista Minola,

Pet. Peace, sirrah. An affable and courteous gentleman :

Hor. Grumio, mum!-God save you, signior Her name is Katharina Minola,

Gremio! Renown'd in Padua for her scolding tongue. Gre. And you're well met, signior HortenPet, I know her father, though I know not

sio. Trow you, her;

Whither I am going ?-To Baptista Minola. And he knew my deceased father well :- I promis’d to enquire carefully I will not sleep, Hortensio, till I see her; About a schoolmaster for fair Bianca: And therefore let me be thus bold with you, And, by good fortune, I have lighted well To give you over at this first encounter, On this young man; for learning, and beUnless you will accompany me thither.

haviour, Gru. I pray you, Sir, let him go while the Fit for her turn; well read in poetry, humour lasts. "O''my word, an she knew him And other books,-good ones, 'I warrant you. as well as I do, she would think scolding Hor. 'Tis well: and I have met a gentlemas, would do little good upon him : She may, per- Hath promis'd me to help me to another, haps, call him half a score knaves, or so : why, A fine musician to instruct our mistress! that's nothing; an he begin once, he'll rail in So shall I no whit be behind in duty his rope-tricks. I'll tell you what, Sir,-an To fair Bianca, so belov'd of me. she standt him but a little, he will throw a Gre. Belov'd of me,-and that my deeds figure in her face, and so disfigure her with it, that she shall have no more eyes to see withal Gru. And that bis bags shall prove, [Aside. than a cat: You know him not, Sir.

Hor. Gremio, 'tis now no time to vent our Hor. Tarry, Petruchio, I must go with thee; Listen to me, and if you speak me fair, slove: For in Baptista's keept my treasure is : I'll tell you news indifferent good for either. He hath the jewel of my life in hold,

Here is a gentieman, whom by chance I met, His youngest daughter, beautiful Bianca; Upon agreement from us to his liking, And her withholds from me, and other more Will undertake to woo curst Katharine; Suitors to her, and rivals in my love :

Yea, and to marry her, if her dowry please. Supposing it a thing impossible,

Gre. So said, so done, is well :(For those defects I have before rehears'd,) Hortensio, have you told him all her faults ! That ever Katharina will be woo’d,

Pet. I know, she is an irksome brawling Therefore this ordere hath Baptista ta'en ;

scold; That none shall have access unto Bianca, If that be all, masters, I hear no harm. Till Katharine the curst have got a husband. Gre. No, say'st me so, friend ? What cousGru. Katharine the curst!

tryman? A title for a maid, of all titles the worst. Pet. Born in Verona, old Antonio's son: Hor. Now shall my friend Petruchio do me My father dead, my fortune lives for me ; grace ;

And I do hope good days, and long, to see. And offer me, disguis'd in sober robes,

Gre. 0, Sir, such a life, with such a wife, To old Baptista as a schoolmaster

were strange: Well seen in music, to instruct Bianca: But, if you have a stomach, to't o'God's name, That so I înay by this device, at least,

You shall have me assisting you in all.
Have leave and leisure to make love to her, But will you woo this wild cat?
And, unsuspected, court her by herself.

Pet. Will I live?
Enter GREMIO ; with him LUCENTIO disguised,

Gru. Will he woo her? ay, or I'll bang her. with books under his arm.

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Pet. Why came I hither, but to that intent! Gru. Here's no knavery! See ; to beguile Think you, a little din can daunt mine ears? the old folks, how the young folks lay their Have I not in my time heard lions roar? heads together! Master, master, look about Have I not heard the sea, puff’d up with winds, you : Who goes there? ha!

Rage like an angry boar, chased with sweat? Hor. Peace, Grumio ; 'tis the rival of my Have I not heard great ordnance in the field, Petruchio, stand by a while. [love; And heaven's artillery thunder in the skies? Gru. A proper stripling, and an amorous ! Have I not in a pitched battle beard

(They retire. Loud ’larums, neighing steeds, and trumpets' Gre. 0, very well; I have perus'd the note.

clang? Hark you, Sir; I'll have ihem very fairly And do you tell me of a woman's tongue; bound :

That gives not half so great a blow to the ear, All books of love, see that at any hand;9

As will a chesnut in a farmer's fire ? And see you read no other lectures to her:

Tush! tush! fear boys with bugs.* You understand me :--Over and beside

Gru. For he fears pone.

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361 Hor. I promis’d, we would be contributors, For our access,---whose hap shall be to have And bear his charge of wooing, whatsoe'er. Will not so graceless be, to be ingrate." [her, Gre. And so we will; provided, that he win Hor. Sir, you say well, and well you do her.

conceive;
Gru, I would, I were as sure of a good din- | And since you do profess to be a suitor,

[Aside. You must, as we do, gratify this gentleman,

To whom we all rest generally beholden. Enier Tranio, bravely apparelled ; and Bron- Tra. Sir, I shall not be slack: in sign whereof,

Please ye we may contrive this afternoon,

And quaff carouses to our mistress' health; Tra. Gentlemen, God save you! If I may be and so as adversaries do in law,bold,

(way Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. Tell me, I beseech you, which is the readiest Gre. Bion. O excellent motion! Fellows,t To the house of signior Baptista Minola ?

let's begone. Gre. He that has the two fair daughters :- Hor. The motion's good indeed, and be it is't (Aside to TRANIO.] be you mean?

so; Tra. Even he. Biondello!

Petruchio, I shall be your ben venuto. [Exeunt, Gri. Hark you, Sir; You mean not her to Tra. Perhaps, him and her, Sir; What have

ACT II. you to do? Pet. Not her that chides, Sir, at any band, I / SCENE 1.- The sume.--A Room in Baptista's

House. pray. Tra. I love no chiders, Sir :-Biondello, let's Enter KATHARINA and BIANCA.

away. Luc. Well begun, Tranio.

Bian. Good sister, wrong me not, nor wrong

[Aside. Hor. Sir, a word ere you go ;

yourself, Are you a suitor to the maid you talk of, yea, That I disdain : but for these other gawds,

To make a bondmail and a slave of me; Tra. An if I be, Sir, is it any offence ?

Unbind my hands, I'll pull them off myself, ; Gre. No; if, without more words, you will Yea, all my raiment to my petticoat;

Or, what you will command me will I do, get you hence. Tra. W by, Sir, I pray, are not the streets as

So well I know my duty to my elders. For me, as for you?

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Kath. Of all thy suitors, here I charge theo,

tell Gre. But so is not she. Tra. For what reason, I beseech you?

Whom thou lov'st best; see thou dissemble poto Gre. For this reason, if you'll know,

Bian. Believe me, sister, of all the men alive, That she's the choice love of signior Gremio.

I never yet beheld that special face Hor. That she's the chosen of signior Hor. Which I could fancy more than any other. tensio.

Kath. Minion, thou liest; Is't not Hortensio? Tra. Softly, my masters! if you be gentlemen, l'II plead for you myself, but you shall have

Biun. If you affects him, sister, here I swear, Do me this right, hear me with patience.

him. Baptista is a noble gentleman, To wbom my father is not all unknown;

Kath. O then, belike, you fancy riches more; And, were his daughter fairer than she is,

You, will have Gremio to keep you fair. She may more suitors have, and me for one.

Bian. Is it for him you do envy me so? Fair Leda's daughter had a thousand wooers ; | You’have but jested with me all this while:

Nay, then you jest; and now I well perceive, Then well one more may fair Bianca have; And so she shall; Lucentio shall make one,

I prythee, sister Kate, untie my hands. Though Paris came, in hope to speed alone.

Kath. If that be jest, then all the rest was so. Gre. What! this gentleman will out-talk us

[Strikes her. all.

Enter BAPTISTA. Luc. Sir, give him head; I know, he'll prove a jade.

Bup. Why, how

now,

dame! whence grows Pet. Hortensio, to what end are all these Bianca, stand aside ;-poor girl! she weeps:

this insolence? words? Hor. Sir, let me be so bold as to ask you,

Go ply thy needle ; meddle not with her.Did you yet ever see Baptista's daughter?

For shame, thou hilding|l of a devilish spirit, Tra. No, Sir; but bear I do, that he hath Why dost thou wrong her that did ne'er wrong

thee? two; The one as famous for a scolding tongue,

When did she cross thee with a bitter word ? As is the other for beauteous modesty.

Kath. Her silence flouts me, and I'll be Pet. Sir, Sir, the first's for me ; let her go by.

reveng'd. [Flies after BIANCA. Gre. Yea, leave that labour' to great Her

Bap. What, in my sight?–Bianca, get thee cules;

in.

[Erit BIANCA And let it be more than Alcides' twelve.

Kath. Will you not suffer me? Nay, now I Pet. Sir, understand you this of me, in

She is your treasure, she must have a husband;
The youngest daughter, whom you hearken for, And, for your love to her, lead apes is hall.

I must dance bare-foot on her wedding day,
Her father keeps from all access of suitors;
And will not promise her to any man,

Talk not to me; I will go sit and weep,
Until the elder sister first be wed:

Till I can find occasion of revenge. The younger then is free, and not before.

(Exit KATHARINA Tra. If it be so, Sir, then you are the man

Bup. Was ever gentlemau thus grier'd as If Must stead us all, and me among the rest;

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Enter GREM10, witn Lucentio in the habit of a And, toward the education of your daughters

mean man; PETRUCHIO, with HORTENSIO as I here bestow a simple instrument, (books a Musician; and Tranio, with BIONDELLO And this small packet of Greek and Latin bearing a lute and books.

If you accept them, then their worth is great. Gre. Good-morrow, neighbour Baptista.

Bap. Lucentio is your name? of whence, a Bap. Good-morrow, neighbour Gremio: God

pray? save you, gentlemen!

Trı. Of Pisa, Sir; son to Vincentio. Pet. And you, good Sir! Pray, have you not I know him well: you are very welcome, Sir.

Bap. A mighty man of Pisa; by report a daughter Cali'd Katharina, fair, and virtuous ?

Take you [To Hor.) the lute, and you [To Bup. I have a daughter, Sir, callid Katha.

Luc.) the set of books, rina.

You shall go see your pupils presently. Gre. You are too blunt, go to it orderly.

Holla, within! Pet. You wrong me, signior Gremio ; give me leave.

Enter a SERVANT. I am a gentleman of Verona, Sir,

Sirrah, lead That,- hearing of her beauty, and her wit, These gentlemen to my daughters; and tell Her affability, and bashful modesty,

them both, Her wondrous qualities, and mild behaviour,- These are their tutors; bid them use them well. Am bold to show myself a forward guest [Exit Servant, with HORTENSIO, LUCENTIO, Within your house, to make mine eye the wit

and BIONDELLO.

We will go walk a little in the orchard, Of that report which I so oft have heard. And then to dinner: You are passing welcome, And, for an entrance to my entertainment, And so I pray you all to think yourselves. I do present you with a man of mine,

Pet. Signior Baptista, my business asketh [Presenting HortenSIO. And every day I cannot come to woo. [haste, Cunning in music, and the mathematics, You knew my father well; and in him, me, To instruct her fully in those sciences, Left solely heir to all his lands and goods, Whereof, I know, she is not ignorant:

Which I have better'd rather than decreas'd: Accept of him, or else you do me wrong; Then tell me,-if I get your daughter's love, His name is Licio, born in Mantua.

What dowry'shall I have with her to wife? Bap. You're welcome, Sir; and he, for your Bap. After my death, the one half of my good sake:

lands: But for my daughter Katharine,—this I know, And, in possession, twenty thousand crowns. She is not for your turn, the more my grief. Pet. And for that dowry, I'll assure her of

Pet. I see you do not mean to part with her; Her widowhood,-be it that she survive me,.. Or else you like not of my company,

la all my lands and leases whatsoever: Bap. Mistake me not, I speak but as I find. Let specialties be therefore drawn between us, Whence are you, Sir? what may I call your That covenants may be kept on either hand.

Bap. Ay, when the special thing is well oba Pet. Petruchio is my name; Antonio's son,

tain'd, A man well known throughout all Italy. This is,-her love; for that is all in all. Bap. I know him well : you are welcome for Pet. Why, that is nothing; for I tell you, his sake.

father, Gre. Saving your tale, Petruchio, I pray, I am as peremptory as she proud-minded; Let us, that are poor petitioners, speak too: And where two raging fires meet together, Baccare !* you are marvellous forward. They do consume the thing that feeds their Pet. O, pardon me, signior Gremio; I would

fury: fain be doing.

Though little fire grows great with little wind, Gre. I doubt it not, Sir; but you will curse Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all : your wooing

So I to her, and so she yields to me; Neighbour, this is a gift very grateful, I am For I am rough, and woo not like a babe. sure of it. To express the like kindness my- Bup. Well may'st thou woo, and happy be self, that have been more kindly beholden to thy speed! you than any, I freely give unto you this young But be thou arm'd for some unhappy words. scholar, [Presenting LUCENTIO.) that hath been Pet. Ay, to the proof; as mountains are for long studying at Rheims; as cunning in Greek, winds, Latin, and other languages, as the other in That shake not, though they blow perpetually. music and mathematics: his name is Cambio; pray, accept his service.

Re-enter HORTENSIO, with his head broken. Bap. A thousand thanks, signior Gremio: Bap. How now, my friend? why dost thou welcome, good Cambio.-But, gentle Sir, (To

look so pale? TRANIO.) methinks, you walk like a stranger; Hor. For fear, I promise you, if I look pale. May I be so bold to know the cause of your Bup. What, will my daughter prove a good coming?

musician? Tra. Pardon me, Sir, the boldness is mine Hor. I think, she'll sooner prove a soldier; That, being a stranger in this city here, [own; Iron may hold with her, but never lutes. Do make myself a suitor to your daughter, Bap. Why, then thou canst not break her to Unto Bianca, fair, and virtuous.

the lute? Nor is your firm resolve unknown to me, Hor. Why, no; for she hath broke the lute In the preferment of the eldest sister :

to me. This liberty is all that I request,

I did but tell her, she mistook her frets," That, apon knowledge of my parentage, And bow'd her band to teach her fingering; I may have welcome 'mongst the rest that woo, When, with a most impatient devilish spirit, And free access and favour as the rest.

* A fret in music is the stop which causes or regulator a proverbial exclamation then in use.

the vibration of the string.

name?

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