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Enter Hortenfio. Hor. How now? what's the matter?-My old friend Grumio! and my good friend Petruchio !-How do
you all at Verona?
Pet. Signior Hortensio, come you to part the fray ?
Hor. "Alla nostra casa ben venuto,
Gru. Nay, 'tis no matter, what be leges in Latin, if this be not a lawful cause for me to leave his service. Look you, sir,he bid me knock him, and rap him foundly, sir: Well, was it fit for a servant to use his mas. ter so; being, perhaps, (for ought I see) two and thirty, -a pip out ? Whom, would to God, I had well knock'd at first, Then had not Grumio come by the worst.
Pet. A senseless villain !-Good Hortensio,
Gru. Knock at the gate ?-0 heavens !.
Pet. Sirrah, be gone, or talk not, I advise you.
Hor. Petruchio, patience; I am Grumio's pledge :
you to Padua here, from old Verona ? Pet. Such wind as scatters young men through the world,
Con tutto il core ben trovato, ]-Well met with all my heart. "Alla nostra casa ben venuto, Molto honorato fignor mio Petruccio.) Welcome to our house, my much honoured Lord Petruchio. * what be leges)—what is law.
To seek their fortunes farther than at home,
Hor. Petruchio, shall I then come roundly to thee,
Pet. Signior Hortensio, 'twixt such friends as we,
Gru. Nay, look you, sir, he tells you flatly what his mind is: Why, give him gold enough, and marry him to a puppet, or an ? aglet-baby; or an old trot with ne'er a tooth in her head, though she have as many diseases * too as fifty horses : why, nothing comes amiss, so money comes withal.
* in a few, ]-in short, in few words. * burden)—the leading step:
y Florentius' love,]-a Knight who vow'd to marry a deformed hag, provided the taught him to solve a riddle, whereon his life depended.
z aglet-baby ; ]-image in the tag of a point.
Hor. Petruchio, since we have stept thus far in,
Pet. Hortensio, peace; thou know'st not gold's effect :-
Hor. Her father is Baptista Minola,
Pet. I know her father, though I know not her ;
you will accompany me thither. Gru. I pray you, sir, let him go
while the humour lasts. Ꭴ
my word, an she knew him as well as I do, she would think scolding would do little good upon him : She may, perhaps call him half a score knaves, or so : why, that's
as two and The fifty diseases of a horse, was a proverbial expression,
nothing; an he begin once, he'll rail in his rope-tricks. I'll tell you what, sir,----an she stand him but a little, he will 'throw a figure in her face, and so disfigure her with it, that the fhall have no more eyes to see withal than a cat: You know him not, fir.
Hor. Tarry, Petruchio, I must go with thee ;
Gru. Katherine the curft!
Hor. Now shall my friend Petruchio do me grace ;
Gru. Here's no knavery ! See ; to beguile the old folks,
d he'll rail in his rope-tricks. )-roguery--rhetoricks-he'll overwhelm her with a torrent of abuse.
• throw a figure in her face, &c.]-give her such a specimen of practical rhetorick, as shall leave her no more light than a muffled cat -he'll seal up her eyes.
keep)--the strongest part, the inner works of a castle-in his custody. 8 jeen)-kill'd, vers’d.
how the young folks lay their heads together! Mafter, master, look about you : Who goes there ? ha. Hor. Peace, Grumio ; 'tis the rival of
love :-Petruchio, stand by a while.
Gru. A proper stripling, and an amorous !
Gre. O, very well; I have perus’d the note.
you, sir ; I'll have them very fairly bound:
Luc. Whate’er I read to her, I'll plead for you,
you were a scholar, fir. Gre. O this learning! what a thing it is! Gru. O this woodcock! what an ass it is ! Pet. Peace, firrah. Hor. Grumio, mum! -God save you, signior Gremio!
Gre. You are well met, signior Hortensio. Trow you Whither I am going ?-To Baptista Minola. I promis'd to enquire carefully About a schoolmaster for the fair Bianca : And, by good fortune, I have lighted well On this young man; for learning, and behaviour, Fit for her turn; well read in poetry, And other books,-good ones, I warrant you.
proper Aripling,]--ironically, Gremio being advanced in years. band; ]--at all events.