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Curt. Away, you threc-inch fool! I am no beast. Gru. Call them forth.
Gr. Am 1 but three inches? why, thy horn is Curl. Do you hear, ho ? you must meet my a foot; and so long am I, at the least. But wilt master, to countenance my mistress. thou make a fire, or shall I complain on thee to our Gru. Why, she hath a face of her own. mistress, whose hand (she being now at hand) thou Curt. Who knows not that? shalt soon leel, to thy cold comfort, for being slow Gru. Thou, it seems; that callest for company in thy hot office.
to countenance her. Curt. I pr’ythee, good Grumio, tell me, How Curt. I call them forth to credit her. goes the world?
Gru. Why, she comes to borrow nothing of them. Gru. A cold world, Curtis, in every office but thine; and, therefore, fire: Do thy duty, and have
Enter several Servants. thy duty; for my master and mistress are almost Nalh. Welcome home, Grumio. frozen to death.
Phil. How now, Grumio ? Curt. There's fire ready; And therefore, good Jos. What, Grumio! Grumio, the news?
Nich. Fellow Grumio! Gru. Why, Jack boy! ho boy! and as much Nath. How now, old lad ? news as thou wilt.
Gru. Welcome, you ;-how now, you ;-what, Curt. Come, you are so full of conycatching you ;-sellow, you; and thus much for greeting.
Gru. Why, therefore, fire; for I have caughi es. Now, my spruce companions, is all ready, and all treme cold. Where's the cook? is supper ready, things ncat? the house trimmed, rushes strewed, cobwebs swept; Nath. All things is ready: How near is our the serving-men in their new sustian, their white masier ? stockings, and every officer his wedding-garment Gru. E'en at hand, alighted by this ; and thereon ? Be the jacks fair within, the jills fair without, fore be not, -Cock's passion, silence !--I bear the carpets laid, and every thing in order ? my master Curt. All ready; And therefore, I pray thee,
Enler Petruchio and Katharina. news?
Gru. First, know, my horse is tired; my master Pel. Where be these knaves ? What, no man at and mistress fallen out.
door, Curt. How?
To hold my stirrup, nor to take my horse ? Gru. Out of their saddles into the dirt; And Where is Nathaniel, Gregory, Philip? thereby hangs a tale.
AU Serv. Here, here, sir ; here, sir. Curi. Let's ha't, good Grumio.
Pet. Here, sir! here,'sir ! here, sir! here, sir!Gru. Lend thine ear.
You logger-headed and unpolish'd grooms! Curt. Here.
What, no attendance ? no regard ? no duty ?Gru, There.
(Striking him. Where is the foolish knave I sent before ? Curt. This is to feel a tale, not to hear a tale. Gru. Here, sir ; as foolish as I was before.
Gru. And therefore 'tis called, a sensible tale: Pet. You peasant swain! you whoreson maltand this cuff was but to knock at your ear, and be
horse drudge! seech listening. Now I begin : Imprimis, we came Did I not bid thee meet me in the park, down a foul hill, my mastsr riding behind my mis- And bring along these rascal knares with thee? tress :
Gru. Nathaniel's coat, sir, was not fully made, Curt. Both on one horse ?
And Gabriel's pumps were all unpink'd i'ihe heel; Gru. What's that to thee?
There was no link to colour Peter's hat, Curt. Why, a horse.
And Walter's dagger was not come from sheathing: Gru. Tell thou the tale :-But hadst thou not There were none fine, but Adam, Ralph, and Grecrossed me, thou shouldst have heard how her horse
gory; fell, and she under her horse; thou should'st have The rest were ragged, old, and beggarly; heard, in how miry a place : how she was bemoil-Yet, as they are, here are they come to meet you. ed;' how he left her with the horse upon her ; howi Pet. Go, rascals, go, and leich my supper in.he beat me because her horse stumbled; how she
(Exeunt some of the Servants. waded through the dirt to pluck him off 'me; how Where is the life that late I led
(Sings. he swore; how she prayed-that never prayed be- Where are those- -Sit down, Kate, and welcome. fore; how I cried; how the horses ran away; how Soud, soud, soud, soud ! her bridle was burst ;? how I lost my crupper ;
Re-enter Servants, with supper. with many things of worthy memory; which now shall die in oblivion, and thou return unexperienced Why, when, I say?-Nay, good sweet Kate, be to thy grave.
merry. Curi. By this reckoning, he is more shrew than Off with my boots, you rogues, you villains; When? she.
Il was the friar of orders grey, (Sings. Gru. Ay; and that, thou and the proudest of As he forlh walked on his way :you all shall find, when he comes home. But what Out, out, you rogue! you pluck my foot awry: talk I of this ?-call forth Nathaniel, Joseph, Nich-Take that, and mend the plucking off the other.olas, Philip, Walter, Sugarsop, and the rest; let
(Strikes hin. their heads be sleekly combed, their blue coats Be merry, Kate:-Some water, here ; what, ho!brushed, and their garters of an indifferent' knit : Where's my spaniel Troilus ?—Sirrah, get you let them curtscy with their left legs, and not pre
hence, sume to touch a hair of my master's horse-tail, till And bid my cousin Ferdinand come hither :they kiss their hands. Are they all ready ?
(Exil Servant. Curt. They are.
Onc, Kate, that you must kiss, and be acquajuted
(5) A word coined by Shakspeare to express the 4) A torch of pitch.
Inoise made by a person heated and fatigued.
Where are my slippers ?-Shall I have some water? This is the way to kill a wife with kindness ;
[A bason is presented to him. And thus I'll curb her mad and headstrong huCome, Kate, and wash, and welcome heartily:
mour: (Servant lets the cuer fall. He that knows better how to tame a shrew, You whoreson villain! will you let it fall? Now let him speak; 'tis charity to show. (Exil.
(Strikes him. Kalh. Patience, I pray you ; 'twas a fault un
SCENE II.-Padua. Before Baptista's house. willing.
Enter Tranio and Hortensio. Pel. A whoreson, beetle-hcaded, Hap-ear'd knavc!), Tra. Is't possible, friend Licio, that Bianca Come, Kate, sit down; I know you have a stomach. Doth fancy any other but Lucentio ? Will you give thanks, sweet Kate; or else shall 13– I tell you, sir, she bears me fair in hand. What is this? mutton ?
Hor. Sir, to satisfy you in what I have said, 1 Serv. Ay.
Stand by, and mark ihe manner of his teaching: Pel. Who brought it?
(They stand aside. I Sero.
1. Pel. 'Tis burnt; and so is all the meat:
Enler Bianca and Lucentio. What dogs are thesc?-Where is the rascal cook ? Luc. Now, mistress, profit you in what you read ? How durst you, villains, bring it from the dresser, Bian. What, master, read you ? first resolve ine And serve it thus to me that love it not ?
that. There, take it to you, trenchers, cups, and all : Luc. I read that I profess, the art to love.
[Throws the meat, &c. about the stage. Bian, And may you prove, sir, master of your You heedless joltheads, and unmanner'd slaves ?
art! What, do you gruinble? I'll be with you straight. Luc. While you, sweet dear, prove mistress of Kath. I pray you, husband, be not so disquiet;
[They retire. The meat was well, if you were so contented. Hor. Quick proceeders, marry! Now, lell me, Pel. I tell thce, Kate, 'twas burnt and dried away;
You that durst swear that your mistress Bianca And I expressly am forbid to touch it,
Lor'd none in the world so well as Lucentio. For it engenders choler, planteth anger;
Tra. O despiteful love! unconstant woman And better 'twere, that both of us did fast,
Hor. Mistake no more: I am not Licio,
(Excunt Petruchio, Katharina, and Curtis. And makes a god of such a cullion : Nath. Advancing.) Peter, didst ever see the Know, sir, that I am calld-Hortensio. like?
Tra. Signior Hortensio, I have often heard
And since mine eyes are witness of her lightness,
you,-if you be so contented, Gru. Where is he?
Forswear Bianca and her love for ever. Curt. In her chamber,
Hor. Sce, how they kiss and court! - Signior Making a sermon of continency to her :
Lucentio, And rails, and swears, and rates; that she, poor soul, Here is my hand, and here : firmly vowKnows not which way to stand, to look, to speak; Never to woo her more; but do forswear her, And sits as one new-risen from a dream.
As one unworthy all the former favours Away, away! for he is coming hither. (Exeunt. That I have fondly flatter'd her withal. Re-enter Petruchio.
Tra. And here I take the like upseigned oath,
Ne'er to marry with her though she would entreat: Pet. Thus have I politicly begun my reign, Fie on her! see, how bcastly she doth court him. And 'tis my hope to end successfully:
Hor. 'Would, all the world, but he, had quite My falcon now is sharp, and passing empty;
forsworn! And till she stoop, she must not be full-gorg'd, For me,--that I may surely keep mine oath, For then she never looks upon her lure.
I will be married to a wealthy widow, Another way I have to man my haggard, Bre three days pass ; which hath as long lor'd me, To make her come, and know her keeper's call, As I have lov'd this proud disdainful haggard: That is,-to watch' her, as we watch these kites, And so farewell, signior Lucentio. That báte, and beat, and will not be obedient. Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, She eat no meat to-day, nor none shall eat;, Shall win my love :-and so I take my leave, Last night she slept not, nor to-night she shall not; In resolution as I swore before. As with the meat, some undeserved fault
(Eril Hortensio.-Luc. and Bian. advance. I'll find about the making of the bed ;
Tra. Mistress Bianca, bless you with such grace And here I'll fling the pillow, there the bolster, As 'longeth to a lover's blessed case ! This way the coverlet, another way the sheets :- Nay, I have ta'en you napping, gentle love ; Ay, and amid this hurly, I intend,
And have forsworn you, with Hortensio. That all is done in reverent care of her ;
Bian. Tranio, you jest; But have you both forAnd, in conclusion, she shall watch all night ;
sworn me? And, if she chance to nod, I'll rail, and brawl, Tra. Mistress, we have. And with the clamour keep her still awake.
Then we are rid of Licio.
Tra. I'faith, he'll have a lusty widow now, (1) A thing stuffed to look like the game which the hawk was to pursue.
(3) Flutter. (4) Pretend. (2) To tame my wild hawk.
(5) Despicable fellow.
That shall be woo'd and weddcd in a day. Ped. O, sir, I do ; and will repute you ever Bian. God give him joy!
The patron of my life and liberty. Tra. Ay, and he'll tame her.
Tra. Then go with me, to make the matter good. Bian.
He says so, Tranio. This, by the way, I let you understand ;Tra. 'Faith, he is gone unto the taining-school. My father is here look'd for every day, Bian. The taming-school! what, is there such To pass assurance of a dower in marriage a place?
'Twixt me and onc Baptista's daughter here: Tra. Ay, mistress, and Petruchio is the master; In all these circumstances I'll instruct you : That teachcth tricks eleven and twenty long, Go with me, sir, to clothe you as becomes you. To tame a shrew, and charm her chatiering tongue.
(Ercat. Enter Biondello running.
SCENE III.-A room in Petruchio's house,
Enter Katharina and Grumio.
Gru. No, no; forsooth; I dare not, for my life. An ancient angeli coining down the hill,
Kath. The more my wrong, the more his spite Will serve the turn.
appears : Tra,
What is he, Biondello? What, did be marry me to famish me?
But I, --who never knew how to entreal,Tra. If he be credulous, and trust my talc, Am starv'd for mcat, giddy for lack of sleep; I'll make him glad to seem Vincentio;
With oaths kept waking, and with brawling led: And give assurance to Baptista Minola,
And that which spites me more than all these wants, As if he were the right Vincentio.
le docs it under name of perfect love; Take in your love, and then let me alone.
Is who should say,--If I should sleep, or eat, (Exeunt Luccntio and Bianca. 'Twere deadly sickness, or else present death.Enter a Pedant.
I pr’ythee go, and get me some repast;
I care not what, so it be wholesome food. Ped. God save you, sir !
Gru. Whal say you to a neat's foot? Tra.
And you, sir! you are welcome. Kath. 'Tis passing good; I pr'ylhee let me Travel you far on, or are you at the lurtlust?
Kalh. I like it will; good Grumio, fetch it me. Tra. What countryınan, I pray?
Gru. I cannot tell; I scar 'tis choleric. Ped.
OC Mantua. What say you to a piece of beer, and mustard ? Tra. Of Mantua, sir ?---marry, God forbid ! Kath. A dish that I do love to feed upon. And come to Paduir, careless of your life?
Gru. Ay, but the mustard is too hot a little. Ped. My life, sir! how, I pray? for that goes hard. Kuth. Why, then the beef, and let the mustard Tra. 'Tis death for any one in Mantua
rest. To come to Padua ; know you not the causc ? Gru. Nay, then I will not; you shall have the Your ships are staid at Venice; and the duke
mustard, (For private quarrel 'trixt your duke and hinn) Or else you get no beef or Grumio. Hath publish'd and proclaim'd it openly:
Kath. Then both,
or one, or any thing thou wilt. "Tis marvel; but that you're but newly come, Gru. Why, then the mustard without the beel. You might have heard it else proclaim'd about. Kath. Go, get thee gone, thou false deluding Ped. Alas, sir, it is worse for me than so;
[Beals kin. For I h:ive bills for inoney by exchange
That secd'st me with the very name of meat:
That triumph thus upon my misery!
ever been at Pisa ? Ped. Ay, sir, in Pisa have I often bcen;
Enter Petruchio with a dish of meat ; and Hor. Pisa, renowned for grave citizens.
tensio. Tra, Ainong them, know you one Vincentio : Pel. How fares my Kate? What, swecling, all Pril. I know hiin not, but I have lıcard of himn;
amort?? A merchant of incomparable wealth.
Jlor. Mistress, what cheer? Tra. He is my father, sir; and, sooth to say, Kath.
'Faith, as cold as can be. In countenance somewhat doth resemble you. Pel. Pluck up thy spirits, look cheerfully upon
Bion. As much as an apple doch an oyster, and all one.
(Aside. Herc, love; thou see'st how diligent I am, Tra. To save your life in this extremity, To dress thy meat mysell, and bring it thee: This favour will I do you for his suke;
[Sels the dish on a table. And think it not the worst of all your fortunes, I am sure, sweet Kate, this kindness merits thanks. That your are like to sir Vincentio.
What, not a word ? Nay, then, thou lov'st it not ; llis name and credit sh:1l you undertake, And all my pains is sorted to no proof:-And in my house you shall be friendly lodg'];- llcre, take away this dish. Look, that you take upon you as you should; Kalh.
.'Pray you, let it stand. You understand me, sir ;---so shall you stay Pet. The poorest service is repaid with thanks; Till you have done your business in the city: And so shall mine, before you touch the meat. If this be courtesy, sir, accept of it.
Kath. I thank you, sir. (1) Messenger. (2) A merchant or a schoolmaster. (3) Dispirited; a gallicism.
Hor. Signior Petruchio, fie! you are to blame ! Tai. She says, your worship means to make a Come, mistress Kate, I'll bear you company.
puppet of her. Pel. Eat it up all, Hortensio, if thou lov'si me.- Pet. O monstrous arrogance! Thou licst, thou
(Aside. thread, Much good do it unto thy gentle heart!
Thou slea, thou mit, thou winter cricket thou:-
Brav'd in mine own house with a skein of throad!
I tell thee, I, that thou hast marr'd her gown.
Grumio gave orier how it should be done.
Gru. I gave him no order, I gave him the stull.
Tai. But how did you desire it shonld be made?
Gru. Marry, sir, with needle and thread.
Tai. Bit did you not request to have it cut ?
Gru. Thou hast fuced many things.'
Tai, I havc. flab. Here is the cap your worship did bespeak.
Grui. Face not me: thou hast brav'd many men, Pel. Why, this was moulded on a porringer;
brave not me; I will neither be faced nor braved. A velvet dish; -fie, fie! 'lis lewd and filthy:
say unto thice,-! bid thy master cut out the Why, 'uis a cockle, or a walnut shell,
gown; but I did not bid him cut it to pieces: ergo, A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap;
thon liest. Away with it, come, let me have a bigger.
Tai.Why, here is the note of the fashion to testify. Kath. I'll have no bigger; this doth fit the time,
Pet. Read it. And gentlewomen wear such caps as these.
Gru. The note lies in his throat, if hc say I said so. Pet. When you are gentle, you shall have one
Tai. Imprimis, a loose-borlied goron: too,
Gru, Master, if ever I said loose-bodied
Loin, And not till then.
sew me in the skirts of it, and beat me to death Hor. That will not be in haste. (.Aside, with a bottom of brown thread : I said, a gown, Kath. Why, sir, I trust I may have leave to
Pel. Proceed. speak;
Tai. With a small compassed cape :' And speak I will; I am no child, no babe:
Gru. I confess the cape. Your betters have endur'd me say my mind;
'Tai. Wilh a trunk sleere;--And, if you cannot, best you stop your cars.
Gru. I confess two sleeves. My tongue will tell the anger of my heart;
Tai. The sleeres curiously cut. Or else my heart, concealing it, will break:
Pel. Av, there's the villay And, rather than it shall, I will be free
Gru. Error i'the bill, ; error i'the bill. I Even to the uttermost, as I please, in words.
commanded the sleeves could be cut out, and Pet. Why, thou say'st true; it is a paltry cap,
sewed up again; and that l'!! prove pon thee, A custard-coffin, a bauble, a silken pie :
though thy little finger be arm'd in a thimble. I love thee well, in that thou lik'st it not.
Tai. This is true, that I say ; an I had thee in
Gru. I ain for the straight: take thou the bill,
Hor. God-a-mercy, lrumio! then he shall have O mercy, God! what masking stuff is here?
no odds. What's this ? a sleeve? 'tis like a demi-cannon :
Pet. Well, sir, in brief, the gown is not for me. What! up and down, carr'd like an apple-tart?
Gru. You are i'the right, sir; 'lis for my mistress. Here's snip, and nip, and cut, and slish, and slash,
Pet. Go, take it up unto thy master's itse.
Gru. Villain, no: for thy life: Take up my mis-
Gru. 0, sir, the conceit is deeper than you think
Take up my mistress' gown to his master's use !
'Pei. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the tailo: Go, hop me over every kennel home,
1. Iside. For you shall hop without my custom, sir :
Go take it hence; be gone, and say no more. I'll none of it; hence, make your best of it.
llor. Tailor, I'll pay thee for thy gown to-mer. Kath. I never saw a better-fashioned gown, More quaint, more pleasing, nor more commend- Take no unkindness of his hasty words: able :
Away, I say; commend me to thy master. Belike you mean to make a puppet of me.
(E.cil Tailor. Pel. Why, true; he means to make a puppet or
Pel. Well, come, my Kate; we will unto your thee.
father's, (1) Finery. (2) Rustling.
(5) Curious. (6) Be-measure. (3) A collin was the culinary terin for raised crust. (7) Turned up many garments with Cucings. 14) These censers resembled our brasiers in shape.
181 A round care.
Even in these honest mean habiliments ; To have him match'd; and, if you please to like
Bap. Sir, pardon me in what I have to say ;-, Or is the adder better than the cel,
Your plainness, and your shortness, please me well. Because his painted skin contents the eye ? Right true it is, your son Lucentio here 0, no, good Kale; neither art thou the worse Doth love my daughter, and she loveth him, For this poor furniture, and mean array. Or both dissernble deeply their affections : If thou account'st it shame, lay it on me: And, therefore, if you say no more than this, And therefore, frolic; we will hence forthwith, That like a father you will deal with him, To least and sport us at thy father's house.- And pass my daughter a sufficient dower, Go, call my men, and let us straight to him; The match is fully made, and all is done : And bring our horses unto Long-lane end, Your son shall have my daughter with consent. There will we mount, and thither walk on foot. Tra. I thank you, sir. Where then do you know Let's see ; I think, 'tis now some seven o'clock,
best, And well we may come there by dinner-lime. We be affied;' and such assurance ta'en,
Kath. I dare assure you, sir, 'lis almost two; As shall with either part's agreement stand ? And 'twill be supper-lime, ere you come there. Bap. Not in my house, Lucentio ; for, you know,
Pet. It shall be seven, ere I go to horse : Pitchers have ears, and I have many servants : Look, what I speak, or do, or think to do, Besides, old Gremio is heark’ning still; You are still crossing it.-Sirs, let't alone: And, happily, we might be interrupted. I will not go to-day; and ere I do,
Tra. Then at my lodging, an it like you, sir: It shall be what o'clock I say it is.'
There doth my father lie; and there, this night, Hor. Why so! this gallant will command the sun. We'll pass the business privately and well :
(Excunt. Send for your daughter by your servant here, SCENE IV. -Padua.-Before Baptista's house. The worst is this,-that, at so slender warning,
My boy shall felch the scrivener presently. Enter Tranio, and the Pédant dressed like Vin- You're like to have a thin and slender pittance. centio.
Bap. It likes me well :-Cambio, hie you home, Tra. Sir, this is the house ; Please it you, that 1 And bid Bianca make her ready straight; call ?
And, if you will tell what hath happened :Ped. Ay, what else ? and, but I be deceived, Lucentio's father is arriv'd in Padua, Signior Baptista may remember me,
And how she's like to be Lucentio's wife. Near twenty years ago, in Genoa, where
Luc. I pray the gods she may, with all my heart! We were lodgers at the Pegasus.
Tra. Dally not with the gods, but get thee gone. Tra.
'Tis well ;
Signior Baptista, shall I lead the way ?
Come, sir ; we'll bcller it in Pisa.
I follow you. Ped. I warrant you: But, sir, here comes your
(Erent Tranio, Pedant, and Baplista.
What say'st thou, Biondello? 'Twere good' he were school'd.
Bion. You saw my master wink and laugh upon Tra. Fear you not him. Sirrah, Biondello, Now do your duty thoroughly, I advise you ;
Luc. Biondello, what of that? Imagine 'twere the right Vincentio.
Bion. 'Faith, nothing; but he has left me here Bion. Tut! fear not me. Pra, But hast thou done thy errand to Baptista ? behind, to expound the meaning or moral' of his Bion. I told him, that your father was at Venice;
Luc. I pray thce, moralize them. And that you look'd for him this day in Padua. Bion. Then thus. Baptista is safe, talking with Tra. Thou'rt a tallfellow; hold thee that to the deceiving father of a deceitful son. drink.
Luc. And what of him? Here comes Baptista :-set your countenance, sir.- Bion. His daughter is to be brought by you to Enter Baptista and Lucentio.
the supper. Signior Baptista, you are haply mot :
Luc. And then ?Sir, (To the Pedant.)
Bion. The old priest at Saint Luke's church is This is the gentleman I told you of ;
at your command at all hours,
Luc. And what of all this?
Bion. I cannot tell; except they are busied Ped. Soft, son !
about a counterfeit assurance: Take your assurance Sir, by your leave: having come to Padua of her, cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum : To gather in some debts, my son Lucentio
to the church; take the priest, clerk, and some Made me acquainted with a weighty cause
sufficient honest witnesses: Of love between your daughter and himself:
If this be not that you look for, I have no more to And, for the good report I hear of you ;
Luc. Hear'st thou, Biondello?
Bion. I cannot tarry : I knew a wench married
(6) Accidentally, (7) Secret purposes
But, bid Bianca farewell for ever and a day Going.