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in an afternoon as she went to the garden for pars- Which way thou travellest: if along with us, ley to stuff a rabbit; and so may you, sir, and so We shall be joyful of thy company. adieu, sir. My master hath appointed me to go to Vin. Fair sir,-and you my merry mistress, Saint' Luke's, to bid the priest be ready to come That with your strange encounter much amaz'd against you come with your appendix. (Erit.

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 should 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, il Cambio go without her. (Exit. Pet. What is his name?

Vin. SCENE V.A public road. Enter Petruchio, Pet. Happily met; the happier for thy son.

Lucentio, gentle sir. Katharina, and Hortensio.

And now by law, as well as reverend age, Pel. Come on, o God's name; once more to- I may entitle thee-my loving father ; ward our father's.

The sister to my wife, this gentlewoman,
Good Lord, how bright and goodly shines the moon! Thy son by this hath married : Wonder not,
Kath. The moon! the sun; ii is not moonlight Nor be not griev'd; she is of good esteem,

Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth;
Pet. I say, it is the moon that shines so bright. Beside, so qualified as may beseem
Kath. I know, it is the sun that shines so bright. The spouse of any noble gentleman.
Pet. Now, by my mother's son, and that's myself

, Let me embrace with old Vincentio : It shall be moon, or star, or what I list,

And wander we to see thy honest son, Or ere I journey to your father's house :

Who will of thy arrival be full joyous. Go on, and fetch our horses back again.

Vin. But is this true? or is it else your pleasure, Evermore cross'd, and cross'd; nothing but cross'd : Like pleasant travellers, to break a jest Hor. Say as he says, or we shall never go.

Upon the company you overtake? Kath. Forward, I pray, since we have come so

Hor. I do assure thee, father, so it is. far,

Pet. Come, go along, and see the truth hereof; And be it moon, or sun, or what you please :

For our first merriment hath made thee jealous.. And if you please to call it a rush candle,

(Exeunt Petruchio, Katharina, and Vincentio. Henceforth I vow it shall be so for me,

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

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

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

(Exil. Kath. Then, God be bless'd, it is the blessed But sun it is not, when you say it is not ;

ACT V. And the moon changes, even as your mind. What you will have it nam'd, even that it is; SCENE 1.--Padua. Before Lucentio's house, And so it shall be so, for Katharine.

Enter on one side Biondello, Lucentio, and BiHor. Petruchio, go thy ways; the field is won.

anca; Gremio walking on the other side. Pet. Well, forward, forward : thus the bowl should run,

Bion. Sofly and swistly, sir ; for the priest is And not unluckily against the bias.

ready. But soft ; what company is coming here?

Luc. I ny, Biondello: but they may chance to Enter Vincentio, in a travelling dress.

nced thee at home, therefore leave us.

Bion. Nay, faith, I'll see the church o' your Good-morrow, gentle mistress : Where away?- back; and then come back to my master as soon (To Vincentio. as I can.

(Exeunt Luc. Bian. and Bion. Tell me, sweet Kate, and tell me truly too, Gre. I marvel Cambio comes not all this while. Hast thou beheld a fresher gentlewoman? Such war of white and red within her cheeks! Enter Petruchio, Katharina, Vincentio, and atWhat stars do spangle heaven with such beauty,

tendants. As those two eyes become that heavenly face? Fair lovely maid, once more good day to thee:

Pet. Sir, here's the door, this is Lucentio's house. Sweet Kate, embrace her for her beauty's sake.

My father's bears more toward the markel-place; Hor. 'A will make the man mad, to make a Thither must I, and here I leave you, sir. woman of him.

Vin. You shall not choose but drink before you Kath. Young budding virgin, fair, and fresh, and go; sweet,

I think, I shall command your welcome here, Whither away; or where is thy abode ? And, by all likelihood, some cheer is toward. Happy the parents of so fair a child;

[Knocks. Happier the man, whom favourable stars

Gre. They're busy within, you were best knock Allot thee for his lovely bed-fellow!

louder. Pel. Why, how now, Kate! I hope thou art not

Enter Pedant above at a window. This is a man, old, wrinkled, faded, wither'd; Ped. What's he, that knocks as he would beat And not a maiden, as thou say'st he is.

down the gate ? Kath. Pardon, old father, my mistaking eyes, Vin. Is signior Lucentio within, sir? That have been so bedazzled with the sun,

Ped. He's within, sir, but not to be spoken withal. That every thing I look on seemeth green! Vin. What if a man bring him a hundred pound Now I perceive, thou art a reverend father ; or two, to make merry withal ? Pardon, I pray thee, for my mad mistaking Ped. Keep your hundred pounds to yourself: he Pet. Do, good old grandsire; and, withal, make shall need none, so long as I live. known

Pet, Nay, I told you, your son was beloved in


Padua.-Do you hear, sir ?-1o leave frivolous cirlamc:-), my son, my son ! -tell me, thou villan, cumstances, I pray you, tell signior Luccntio, where is my son Lucciitio ? that his father is come from Pisu, and is here at Tra. Call forth an officer: [Enter one with an the door to speak with him.

officer.) carry this inad knave to the guoli-Fathet Ped. Thou liest ; his father is come from Pisa, Baptista, I charge you see, that he bc forth-coming. and here looking out at the window.

t'in. Carry me to the gaol ! Vin. Art thou his father ?

Gre. Stay, officer; he shall not go to prison. Ped. Ay, sir ; so his mother says, if I may be- Bap. Talk' not, signior Greinio; I say, he shall lieve her.

go to prison. Pel. Why, how, now, gentlemen! [To Vincen.) Gré. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be why, this is ilat knavery, w take upon you another conycatched in this business ; I dare swcur, this man's name.

is the right Vincentio. Peil. Lay hands on the villain ; I believe 'a Ped. Swear, if thou darest. means to cozen somebody in this city under my Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it. countenance.

Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not Re-enler Biondello,


Gre. Yes, I know thee to he signior Luccntio. Bion. I have seen them in the church together ; Bap. Away with the dotard ; to the gaol with God send 'em good shipping !-Dut who is here? him. mine old master, Vincentio ? now we are undone, l'in. Thus strangers may be haled and abus'd:and brougnt to nothing,

O monstrous villain! Vin. Come hither, crack-hems:

Seeing Biondello. Re-enter Biondello, wilh Lucentio, and Bianca. Bion. I hope, I may choose, sir.

Vin. Comc, hither, you rogue; What, have you Bion. O, we are spoiled, and-Yonder he is; forgot me ?

deny him, sorswear him, or else we are all undone. Bion. Forgot you? no, sir : I could not forget Luc. Pardon, sweet father.

[Kneeling: you, for I never saw you before in all my hle. l'in.

Lives my sweetest son! Vin. What, you notorious villain, didst thou [Biondello, Tranio, and Pedant, run out. never see thy master's father, Vincentio ?

Bian. Pardon, deur father.

Kneeling, Bion. Whal, my old, worshipful old master ? Bap.

How hast thou oftended ?yes, marry, sir; see where he looks out of the win- Where is Lucentio ? dow.


Here's Lucentio, Vin. Is't so, indced ? (Beats Biondello. Right son unto the right Vincentio ;

Bion. Help, help, help! here's a madman will That have by marriage made thy daughter mine, murder me.

(Eril. While comerleit supposes blear'd thine eyne.. Ped. Help, son! help, signior Baptista!

Gre. Here's packing, á with a witness, to deceive (Evil fruin the window. us all! Pel. Pr'yihec, Kate, let's stand aside, and see Vin. Where is that damned villain, Tranio, the end of this controversy.

[They rrlire. That fac'd and brav'd me in this matter so?

Bap. Whv, tell me, is not this my Cambio? Re-enter Pedant below ; Baptista, Tranio, and Bian. Cambio is chang'd into Lucentio. serranl3.

Luc. Love wrought these miracles. Bianca's love Tra. Sir, what are you, that offer to beat my Made me exchange my stale with Tranio, servant?

While he did bear my countenance in the town; Vin. What am I, sir ? nay, what are you, sir?- And happily I have arriv'd at last O immortal gods ! 'o fine villain! A siken doublet! Unto the wished laven of my bliss :a velvet hose! a scarlet cloik! and a copatain hat! What Tranio did, myself enforc'd him to; -0), I am undone! I am undiere while I play the Then pardon him, sweet father, for my sake. good husband at home, iny yon ang my servant

Vin. I'll slit the villain's nose, that would have spend all at the universiiv.

seit me to the gaol. Tra, Ilow now! what's the matter ?

Bap. But do you hear, sir? (To Lucentin.) Have Bap. What, is the man lupatici

you married my daughter without asking my goodTra. Sir, you seem a sobe: ancient gentleman will ? by your habit, but your words show you a mad- Vin. Fear not, Baptista; we will content you, man: Why, sir, what concerns it you, if I wear go to: But I will in, io be revenged for this villaor. pearl and gold ? I think my good father, I am able

(Ezit. to maintain it.

Bap. And I, to sound the depth of this knavery. Vin. Thy father? O, villain! he is a sail-maker

(Eril. in Bergamo.

Luc, Look not pale, Bianca; thy father will not Bap. You mistake, sir; you mistake, sir : Pray,


(Ereuni Luc. and Bian. what do you think is his name?

Gre. My cake is dough :5 But I'll in among the Vin. Ilis nanie! as if I kuew not his name! I have brought him up ever since he was three years Out of hope of all,--but my share of the feast. old, and his name is--Tranio.

(Erit. Ped. Away, away, mad ass! his name is Lucen

Petruchio and Katharina adrance. tio!--and he is mine only son, and heir to the lands kath. Husband, let's follow, to see the end of of me, signior Vincentio.

this ado. Vin. Lucentio! (), he hath murdered his mas- Pe. First kiss me, Kate, and we will. ter !-Lay hold on him, I charge you, in the duke's

Kath. What, in the midst of the streel?

Pet. What, art thou ashamed of me? (1) A hat with a conical crown. (2) Cheated. (3) Deccived thy eyes,

(5) A proverbial expression, repealed aller a (4) Tricking, underhand contrivances.


rest ;

let's away:


Kath. No, sir; God forbid:—but ashamed to kies.!. Pet. Nay, that you shall not ; since you have Pet. Why, then let's home again :-Come, sirrah, begun,

Have at you for a biller jest or two. Kalk. Nay, I will give thee a kiss : now pray Bian. Åm 1 your bird 1 I mean lo shist my bush, thee, love, stay.

And then pursue me as you draw your bow :-Pet. Is not this well ? -Come, my sweet Kale; You are welcome all. Better once than never, for never too late. (Exe. (Exeunt Bianca, Katharina, and Widow.

Pet. She hath prevented me.--Here, Signior SCENE II. room in Lucentio's house. A

banquet set out. Enter Baptista, Vincentio, This bird you aim'd at, though you hit her not; Gremio, the Pedant, Lucentio, Bianca, Petruchio, Therefore, a health to all that shot and miss'd. Katharina, Hortensio, and Widow. Tranio, Tra, 0, sir, Lucentio slipp'd me like his grcy. Biondello, Grumio, and others, atlending.

hound, Luc. At last, though long, our jarring notes Which runs himsell

, and catches for his master.

Pel. A good swiná simile, but something currish. agrec : And time it is, when raging war is done,

Tra. 'Tis well, sir, that you hunted for yourself; To smile at 'scapes and perils overblown.

'Tis thought, your deer does hold you at a bay. My fair Bianca, bid my father welcome,

Bap. O ho, Petruchio, Tranio hits you now. While I with self-same kindness welcome thine :

Lic. I thank thee for that gird, good Tranio, Brother Petruchio,-sister Katharina,

Hor. Confess, confess, hath he not hit you here ? And thou, Hortensio, with thy loving widow,

Pet. 'A has a little galld me, I confess; Feast with the best, and welcome to my house ;

And as the jest did glance away from me, My banquet' is to close our stomachs up,

'Tis ten to one it maim'd you two outright. After our great good cheer: Pray. you, sit down; I think thou has the veriest shrew of all.

Bap. Now, in good sadness, son Petruchio, For now we sit to chat, as well as eat.

[They sit at table. Pet. Well, I say-no: and therefore, for assiPet. Nothing but sit and sit, and eat and eat!

rance, Bap. Padua affords this kindness, son Petruchio. Let's each one send unto his wife; Pei. Padua affords nothing but what is kind.

And he, whose wife is most obedient Hor. For both our sakes, I would that word To come at first, when he doth send for her, were true.

Shall win the wager which we will propose. Pet. Now for my life, Hortensio fears his widow.

Ilor. Content:--What is the wager?

Luc. Wid. Then never trust me if I be aseard.

Twenty crowns, Pel. You are sensible; and yet you miss my l'11 venture so much on my hawk, or hound,

Pet. Twenty crowns ! sense ; I mean, Hortensio is afeard of you.

But twenty times so much upon my wise.

Luc. A hundred then. Wid. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns round.



Pet. Pet. Roundly replied.

A match ; 'tis done, Kalh. Mistress, how mean you that?

Hor. Who shall begin?

Luc. Wid. Thus I conceive by him.

That will t. Go, Pel. Conceives by me !-How likes Hortensio Biondello, bid your mistress come to me. that?

(Exil. Hor. My widow says, thus she conceives her Bap. Son, I will be your hall, Bianca comes. tale.

Luc. I'll have no halves ; I'll bear it all myself. Pet. Very well mended: Kiss him for that, good

Re-enter Biondello. widow. Kath. He that is giddy thinks the world turns How now! what news ? round:

Bion. Sir, my mistress sends you word, I pray you, tell me what you meant by that. That she is busy, and she cannot come. 'Wid. Your husband, being troubled with a Pet. How! she is busy, and she cannot come! shrew,

Is that an answer ? Measures my husband's sorrow by his wo:


Ay, and a kind one too : And now you know my meaning.

Pray God, sir, your wife send you not a worse. Kath. A very mean meaning.

Pel. I hope, better. Wid.

Right, I mean you.

Hor. Sirrah, Biondello, go, and entreat my Kath. And I am mean, indecd, respecting you.

wife Pet. To her, Kate !

To come to me forthwith. (Exit Biondello. Hor. To her, widow !


0, ho entreat her! Pel. A hundred marks, my Kate does put her Nay, then she must needs coine. down.


I am afraid, sir, Hor. That's my office.

Do what you can, yours will not be cnlreated. Pet. Spoke like an oilicer :-Ha, to thee, lad. [Drinks to Hortensio.

Re-enler Biondello. Bap. How likes Gremio these quick-witted folks? Now, where's my wife? Gre. Believe me, sir, they butt together well, Bion. She says, you have some goodly jest in Biun. Head, and butt?'a hasty-witted body Would say, your head and butt were head and horn. She will not come; she bids you come to her.

Vin. Ay, mistress bride, hath that awaken'd you? Pet. Worse and worse; she will not come! 0 Bian. Ay, but not frighted mo; therefore I'll vile, sleep again.

Irtolerable, not to be endur'd!

Sirrah, Grumio, go to your mistress ; (1) A banquet was a resection consisting of fruit, cakes, &c,

(2) Dreuds, (3) Witty,

(4) Sarcasm, M

Bion. I go..


Say, I comman her come to me. [Exit Grumio.Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee, Hor. I know her answer.

And for thy maintenance: commits his body Pet.


To painful labour, both by sea and land; Hor.

She will not come. To watch the night in storms, the day in cold, Pel. The fouler fortune mine, and there an end. While thou liest warm at home, secure and safe ;

And craves no other tribute at thy hands,
Enter Katharina.

But love, fair looks, and true obedience; -
Bap. Now, by my holidame, here comes Katha- Too little payment for so great a debt.

Such duty as the subject owes the prince, Kath. What is your will, sir, that you send for Even such, a woman oweth to her husband : me ?

And, when she's froward, peevish, sullen, sour, Pet. Where is your sister, and Hortensio's wife? And, not obedient to his honest will, Kath. They sit conferring by the parlour fire. What is she, but a foul contending rebel, Pet. Go, letch them hither; if they deny to And graceless traitor to her loving lord? come,

I am asham'd, that women are so simple Swinge me them soundly forth unto their husbands: To offer war, where they should kneel for peace, Away, I say, and bring them hither straight. Or seek for rule, supremacy, and sway,

(Exit Katharina. When they are bound to serve, love, and obey. Luc. Here is a wonder, if you talk of a wonder. Why are our bodics soft, and weak, and smooth, Hor. And so it is : I wonder what it bodes. Unapt to toil and trouble in the world; Pet. Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and quiet But that our soft conditions,' and our hearts, lise,

Should well agree with our external parts ? An awful rule, and right supremacy ;

Come, come, you froward and unable worms! And, to be short, what not, that's sweet and happy. My mind hath been as big as one of yours,

Eap. Now fair befall thee, good Petruchio! My heart as great; my reason, haply, more, The wager thou hast won; and I will add To bandy word for word, and frown for frown. Unto their losses twenty thousand crowns; But now, I see our lances are but straws; Another dowry to another daughter,

Our strength as wcak, our wcakness past com · For she is chang'd, as she had never been.

pare,Pet. Nay, I will win my wager better yet; That seeming to be most, which we least are. And show more sign of her obedience,

Then rail your stomachs,” for it is no boot; Her new-built virtue and obedience.

And place your hands below your husband's foot

In token of which duty, if he please, Re-enter Katharina, wilh Bianca, and Widow.

My hand is ready, may it do him ease. See, where she comes; and brings your froward Pet. Why, there's a wench !-Come on, and kiss

wives As prisoners to her womanly persuasion.- Luc. Well, go thy ways, old lad ; for thou shalt Katharine, that cap of yours becomes you not;

ha't. Off' with that bauble, throw it under foot.

Vin. 'Tis a good hearing, when children are (Katharina pulls off her cap, and throws it down. toward.

Wid. Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh, Luc. But a harsh hearing, when women are Till I be brought to such a silly pass !

Bian. Fie! what a foolish duiy call you this? Pet. Come, Kate, we'll to bed :-
Luc. I would, your duty were as foolish too: We three are married, but you two are sped.
The wisdom of your duty, fair Bianca,

l'T'was I won the wager, though you hit the white ; Hath cost me a hundred crownis since supper-time.

[To Lucentio. Bian. The more fool you, for laying on my And, being a winner, God give you good night! duty.

(Eseunt Petruchio and Kath. Pet. Katharine, I charge thee, tell these head- Hor. Now go thy ways, thou hast tam'd a curst strong women

shrew. What duty they do owe their lords and husbands. Luc. 'Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will be Wid. Come, come, you're mocking; we will tam'd so.

(Ezcunthave no telling. Pet. Come on, I say; and first begin with her. Wid. She shall not. Pet. I say, she shall; and first begin with her. Kath. Fie, fie! unknit that threat'ning unkind that they can hardly be called two, without injury

or this play the two plots are so well united, brow;

to the art with which they are interwoven. The And dart not scornful glances from those eyes,

attention is entertained with all the variety of a To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor:

double plot, yet is not distracted by unconnected It blots thy beauty, as frosts bite the meads ;

incidents. Consounds thy same, as whirlwinds shake fair buds; And in no sense is meet, or amiable.

The part between Katharine and Petruchio is A woman mov’d, is like a fountain troubled, eminently sprightly and diverting. At the marriage Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty;

of Bianca, the arrival of the real father, perhaps, And, while it is so, none so dry or thirsty

produces more perplexity than pleasure. The Will deign to sip, or touch one drop of it.

whole play is very popular and diverting. Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy kceper,

JOHNSON, (1) Gentle temper,

(2) Abate your spirits,

me, Kate.

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