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Why, what, o'devil's name, tailor, call'st thou Pet. Why, Sir, what's your concert is that! this?

Gru. O sir, the conceit is deeper than a Hor. I see, she's like to have neither cap nor

think for : gown.

[Aside. Take up my mistress' gown to his master's me! Tai. You bid me make it orderly and well, 0, fe, fie, tie! According to the fashion, and the time.

Pei. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the tik Pet. Marry, and did ; but if you be remem.

paid :

A. ber'd,

Go take it hence; be gone, and say no me. I did niet bid you mar it to the time.

Hor. Tailor, I'll pay thee for thy gaan Go, hop me over every kennel borne.

morrow. For you sball bop without my custom, Sir: Take no unkindrese of his basty words: I'll noue of it ; hence, make your best of it. Away, I say ; commend me to thy matter. kath. I never saw a better-fashion'd gown,

(Exit Tailor More quaint, more pleasing, nor more com

Pet. Well, come, my Kate; se si sete mendable :

your fatber's, Belike, you mean to make a puppet of me. Even in these honest mean habiliments; Pet. Why, true ; he means to make a puppet Our purses shall be proud, our gar nu als par : of thee.

For 'lis the inind that makes the tract: Tai. She says, your worship means to make a And as ihe sun breaks ibrough ibe cartes puppet of her.

clouds, Pet. O monstrous arrogance ! Thou liest, thou so honour peereth • in the meanest bant thread,

What, is the jay more precious than the last Thou thimble,

(nail. Because his feathers are more beautata! Thon yard, three-quarters, half-yard, quarter, or is the adder better than the eci, Thou fiea, thou nit, thou winter cricket thou :- Because his painted skin coulefits the opet Bray'd ia mine own house with a skein of o no, good Kate ; neither art thog the surse thread !

For this poor furniture, and mean array. Away, thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant ; If thou account'st it sbame, lay it on : Or I shall so be-mete i thee with thy yard, Aud therefore, frolic ; we will benceforth ih, As thou shalt think on prating whilst ibou To seast and sport us at thy fath: ': bosse, liv'st!

Go, call my men, and let us straight to kin; I tell tbee, I, that thou hast marr'd her gown. And bring our horses unto Long-lane end,

Tai. Your worship is deceiv'd ; the gown is There will we mount, and thither valt a Just as my master had direction : (in ade

foot. Gruinio gave order how it should be done. Let's see ; I think, "lis now some seres o'rtach, Gru. i. gave him no order, I gave him the And well we may come there by dianei tie. stuff.

Kath. I dare assure you, Sir, ris ala-**; Tri. But how did you desire it should be And 'twill he supper time, ere you come leie. made?

Pet. It shall be seven, ere I go to borse : Gru. Marry, Sir, with needle and thread. Look, what I speak, or do, or think to do, Tai. But did you not request to have it cut ? You are still crossing it.-Sirs, le 't alac: Gru. Thou bast faced many things. I

I will not go to-day; and ere I do, Tai. I have.

It shall be what o'clock I say it is. Gru. Face not me : thou bast braved many Hor. Why, so ! this gallant will competed the men ; brave not me; I will neither be faced nor


(Eest. braved. I say unto thee,-1 bid thy master cut out the gown ; but I did not bid him cut it to SCENE IV.Padua.-Before BAPTISTA': pieces : ergo, thou liest.

house. T'ai. Why, here is the note of the fashion to testify.

Enter Tranio, and the PEDANT &Tessed litr Pet. Read it.

VINCENTIO. Gru. The note lies in his throat, if he say I Tra. Sir, this is the house ; Plezze it yea, that said so.

I call 1 Tai. Imprimis, a loose-bodied goun : Ped. Ay, wbat else ? and, but I be deceret,

Gru. Master, if ever I said a loose-bodied gown, Siguior Baptista may remeinber me. sew me in the skirts of 11, and beat me to death Near twenty years ago, in Genoa, where with a bottom of brown thread : I said, a gown. We were lodgers at the Pegasus. Pet. Proceed.

Tra. 'Tis well;
Tai. With a small compassed cape ; And hold your own, in any case, with such
Gru. I confess the cape.

Austerity as 'longeth to a father.
Tai. With a trunk sleere ;
Gru. confess sleeves.

Tai. The sleeres curiously cut.

Ped. I warrant you : Bat, Sir, bere 33 Pet. Ay, there's the villany.

your boy ; Gru. Error i'the bill, Sir ; error i'the bill. 'Twere good he were school'd. commanded the sleeves should be cut out, and Tra. Fear you not biu, Sirrab, Biondelo, sewed up again ; and that I'll prove mpoli thee, Now do your daty throughly, I advise pou; though thy little Anger be armed in a thimble. Imagine 'twere the right Vincentio.

Tai. This is true, that I say ; an I had thee Bion, Tut I fear not me, in place where thou should'st know it.

Tra. But bast thou done thy errand to Bap Gru. I am for thee straight : take thou the

tista 1 bill, and give me my mete-yard, ll and spare not Bion. I told him, that your father was a me.

Venice ; Hor. God-a-mercy, Grumio! then be shall And that you look'd for bim this day in Padua have no odds.

Tra. Thou’rt a tall fellow ; bold thee that to Pet. Well, Sir, in brief, the gown is not for

drink. me.

Here comes Baptista :- set your countenance Gru. You are i'the right, Sir ; 'tis for my

Sir.-mistress. Pet. Go, take it mp unto thy master's use.

Enter BAPTISTA and LUCENTIO. Gru. Villain, not for thy life: Take up my signior Baptista, you are happily met :mistress' gown for thy master's use !

Sir, [To the PEDANT.) • Curious,

• Be-measure.

This is the gentleman I told you of;
Turned up many garments with facings.
A round cape.
1 Measuring yard.

• Appeareth.

I pray you stand good father to me now, If this be not that you look for, 1 bave no more Give me Bianca for my patrimony.

to say, Ped. Soft, son !

But, bid Biauca farewell for ever and a day. Sir, by your leave ; having come to Padua

(Going. To gather in some delts, iny son Luceutio Luc. Hear'st thou, Biandello! Made me acquainted with a weighty cause

Bion. I cannot tarry : I knew a wench or love betweeu your daughter and binself : married in an afternoon as sbe went to the And,-for the good report I bear of you; garden for parsley to stuff a rabbit; and so Aud for the love be beareth to your danghter, may you, Sir ; and so adieu, Sir. My master And she to him,--to stay biin not too long, hath appointed me to go to Saint Luke's, to I am content, in a good father's care,

bid the priest be ready to come against you To have him match'd ; and, if you please to come with your appendix.

(Erit. like

Lue. I may, and will, if she be so contented : No worse than I, Sir, -upon some agreement, She will be pleas'd, then wherefore should I Me sball you find most ready and most willing

doubt? With one consent to have her so bestow'd ; Hap what ipay, I'll roundly go abont her; For curious * I camot be with you,

It sball go bard, is Cambio go without her. Signior Baptista, of whom I hear so well.

(Erit. Bap. Sir, pardon me iu what I have to say ;-Your plainness, and your shortness, please me

SCENE V.-A public Road
Right true it is, your son Lucemtio here (weil.
Loth love my daughter, and she loveth hini,


TENSIO On both dissemble deeply their atlections : And, therefore, If you say no more than this, Pet. Come on, o'God's name; once more toThat like a father you will deal with hiin,

ward our father's.

(moon! And pass + my daughter a sufficient dower, Good Lord, bow bright and goodly shines the The inatch is fully made, and all is done ;

Kath. The moon ! the sun; it is not moonYour son sball bave my daughter with con

light now. sent.

Pet. I say, it is tbe moon that sbives so Tra. I thank you, Sir. Where then do you

bright. know best,

Kath. I know it is the sun that shines so We be affed i and such assurance ta'en,

(bright. As shall with either part's agreement stand? Pet. Now, by my mother's son, and that's Bup. Not in iny house, Lucentio ; for, you

myself, know,

It shall be moon, or star, or what I list, Pitchers have ears, and I have many servants : Or ere I jopruey to your father's house :Besides, old Gremio is heark'uing still,

Go on, and fetch our horses back again.-And, happily, we might be interrupted. Evermore cross'd, and cross'd; nothing but Tra. Tbeu at my loda ing, an it like you, sir :

cross'd! There doth my father lie ; and there, this night, Hor. Say as he says, or we shall never go. We'll pass the business privately and well : Kath. Forward, I pray, since we bave come Send for your daughter by your servant bere,

so far, My boy shall fetch the scrivener presently. And be it moon, or sun or what you please : The worst is this,-that, at so slender warning, And if you please to call it a rusb candle, You're like to bave a thin and slender pittance. Henceforth i vow it sball be so for me. Bup. It likesine well :-Cambio, bie you Pet. I say, it is the moon. home,

Kath. I know it is. And bid Bianca make her ready straight;

Pet. Nay, then you lie ; it is the blessed sun. And, if you will, tell what hath happened :- Kath. Then, God be bless'd, it is the blessed Lucentio's father is arriv'd in Padua, And how she's like to be Lucentio's wife. But son it is not, when you say it is not, Luc. I pray the gods she may, with all my And the moon changes, even as your mind. heart !

What you will bave it nam'd, even that it is ; Tra. Dally not with the gods, but get thee Aud só it shall be so, for Katharine. Signior Baptista, shall I lead the way! (gone. Hor. Petruchio, go thy ways; the Meld is won. Welcome ! oue biess is like to be your cheer : Pet. Well, forward, forward i tbus the bowl Come, Sir ; we'll belter it in Pisa.

should run, Bap. I follow you.

And not unluckily against the bias.-
(Eseunt TRANIO, PEDANT, and BAPTISTA. But soft; what company is coming here I
Pion. Cambio.-
Inc. What say'st thou, Bioudello ?

Enter VINCENTIO, in a travelling dress. Bion. You saw my master wink and laugh Good-morrow, gentle mistress : Where away ?upou yout

(T. VINCENTIO. Luc. Biondello, what of that?

Tell me, sweet Kate, and tell me truly too, Bion. 'Faith nothing; but he has left me here Hast thou bebeld a fresher gentlewoman! behind, to expound the meaning or moral of Such war of white and red within ber cheeks! bis signs and tokens.

What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty, Luc. I pray thee, moralize them.

As those two eyes become that heavenly face? Bion. Then tbus. Baptista is safe, talking Fair lovely maid, once more good day to thee :with the deceiving father of a deceitful sou. Sweet Kate, einbrace her for her beauty's sake. Luc. And what of him !

Hor. 'A will make the man mad, to make a Bion. His daughter is to be brought by you to woman of him. the supper.

Kath. Young hudding virgin, fair, and fresh, Luc. And then i

and sweet, Bion. The old priest at St. Luke's church is hither away; or where is the abode ? at your command at all hours.

Ilappy the parents of so fair a child ; Luc. And wbat of all this?

Tappier the man, whom favourable stars Bion. I cannot tell ; except they are busice Allot thee for his lovely bed fellow ! about 2 counterfeit assurance : Take you 26- Pet. Why, how now, Kate ! I bope thou art surauce of her, cum privilegio ad imprimendum

not mad : solum : to the church ;--take the priest, eltok, This is a man, old, wrinkled, faded, witber'd; aud some sufficient bunest witesses :

and not a maiden, as thou say'st he is.

Kath. Pardon, old father, my mistaking eyes Scrupulous. Assure or convey.

Betro hed

That have been so bedazzled with the sun,

secret purpose.
That every thing I look ou keemeth green :


Now I perceive thou art a reverend father ; Ped. Keep your bundred pounds to yours!!;
Pardor, I pray thee, for my mad mistaking. Le shall need none, so long as I live.
Pet. Do, good old grandsire ; and, witbal, Pet. Nay, I told you, your son *a: beloved
make kuown

in Padua.- Do you hear, Sir 1-to leave friWhich way thou travellest ; if along with us, volous circunstauces, I pray you, tell sca We shall be joyful of thy company.

Lucentio, tbat bis father is come from Pisa, 2-3 Vin. Fair Sir,-and you my merry mistress, is here at the door to speak with bim. That with your 'strange encounter much aupaz’d Ped. Thou liest ; bis father is come from Pia, me ;

and bere looking out at the window. My uame is call’d-Vincentio ; my dwelling- Vin. Art tbou his father Pisa;

Ped. Ay, Sir; so his motber says, if I say And bound I am to Padua ; there to visit

believe ber. A son of mine, which long I have not seen. Pet. Why, how now, gentleman ! (T. FisPet. What is his name?

cox.) why, this is fiat knavery, te tree wa Vin, Lucentio, gentie şir.

you another man's name. Pet. Happily met; the bappier for thy son. Ped. Lay bands on the villain ; I believe And now hy law, as well as reverend age, means to cozen somebody in this city under sy I may entitle thee-my loving father ;

countenance. The sister to my wife, this gentlewoman, Thy son by this bath inarried : Wonder not,

Re-enter BIONDILLO. Nor be not griev'd ; she is of good esteem,

Bion. I bave seen them in the church tope Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth; ther ; God send 'em good shipping - Bat she Beside, so qualified as may beseem

is here ? mine old master, Vinceulo! Das we The spouse of any noble gentleman.

are undone, and brought to rotting. Let me embrace with old Vincentio :

Vin. Come hitber, crack-hemp. And wander we to see thy honest sou,

[Seeing BIONDELLE Who will of thy arrival be full joyous.

Bion. I bope, I may choose, Sir. Vin. But is this true ? or is it else your plea- Vin. Coune hither, you rogue : Wbat, bare sure,

you forgot me ? Like pleasant travellers, to break a jest

Bion. Forgot you ? no, Sir: I could not for Upon the company you overtake!

get you, for I never saw you before in all Hor. I do assure, thee, father, so it is.

life. Pet. Come, go along, and see the truth hereof; Vin. What, you notorious villain, didst thoa For our first merrinent hath made thee jealous." never see thy master's father, Vincetio (Ereunt PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, and Bion. What, my old, worshipful old master! VINCENTIO.

yes, marry, Sir ; see where be looks ost of the Kor. Well, Petruchio, ibis bath put me in window. heart.

Vin. Is't so, indeed ? (Beats Broxbile Have to my widow ; and if she be forward, Bion. Help, help, help, belp i bere's a baca Then bast thou taugbt Hortensio to be unto will murder me ward.

(Exit. Ped. Help, son! help, signior Baptista !

(Erit from the vinder. Pet. Prythee, Kate, let's stand aside, wh

see the end of tbis controversy. They retire. ACT V.


and SERVANTS. House.

Tra. Sir, wbat are you, that offer to beat my

servant 3 Enter on one side BIONDELLO, LUCENTIO, and Vin. What am I, Sir? bay, what are res,

BIANCA ; GREM10 walking on the other side. Sir 2-0 immortal gods ! o tige villain!
Bion. Softly and swifty, Sir : for the priest is ken doublet ! a velvet bose ! a

and a copatain bat ! Oh! I am uodode! | as Luc. I dy, Biondello : but they may chance undone! while I play the good bustand at book, to lieed thee at home, therefore leave us.

my son and my servant spend all ai tbe use Bion. Nay, faith, I'll see the church o'your versity, back; and then come back to my master as Tra. How now! what's the matter 8000 as I can. (Exeunt LUCENTIO, BIANCA, Bap. Wbat, is the man tunatic ? and BIONDELLO.

Tra. Sir, you seem a sober ancient gentle Gre. I marvel Cambio comes not all this man by your habit, but your words sbos yua while.

a madinan : Why, Sir, what concerts it you, Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, VINCENTIO, father, I am able to maintain it.

if I were pearl and gold? I thank my goud and Attendants.

Vin. Thy fatber? O villaiu ! be is a selle Pet. Sir, here's the door, this is Lucentio's maker in Bergamo. house,

Bap. You mistake, Sir ; you mistake, Sir : My fatber's bears more toward the market. Pray, what do you think is his babe ! place ;

l'in. His name? as if I knew not bts rome: Thither mast i, and here I leave you, Sir. I have brought him up ever since be was tree Vin. You shall not cboose but drink before years old, and bis name is--Trania you go ;

Ped. Away, away, and ass ! his time is LoI think, I shall command your welcome here, centio : and he is wine ouls son, and beir te And, by all likelihood, some cheer is toward. the lands of me, sigaior Vincentio.

(Knocks. Vin, Lucentio ! Oh! he hath murdered bis Gre. They're busy within, you were best master !-Lay hold on him, I cbarge you, 15 knock louder.

the duke's name :-O my son, may well

me, thou villain, where is my son Lacentio ! Enter PEDANT above, at a window.

Tra. Call forth an officer: (Enter ene with Ped. What's be, that knocks as he would an officer.) carry this mad knave to be ja:) :beat down the gate 3

Father Baptista, I cbarge you see, ibai be de Vin. Is signior Lucentio within, Sir

forthcoming. Ped. He's within, Sir, but not to be spoken Vin. Carry me to the jail ! witbal.

Gre. Stay, officer; be shall not go to prisca. Vin. What if a man bring bim a hundred poond or 'no, to make merry withal 3

• A hat with a conical crowa.

Bap. Talk not, signior Gremio ; I say, he shall SCENE 11.-A Room in Lrcentio's House. go to prison.

Euter BAPTISTA, VIN. Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be A Banquet set out. coney-catched in this business; I dare swear,

CENTIO, GREM10, the PEDANT, LUCENTIO, this is the right Vincentio.

BIANCA, PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, HORTAN: Ped. Swear, if tbou darest.

sio, and WIDOW.' TRANTO, BIONDELLO, Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it.

GRUMIO, and others, attending. Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not Luc. At last, though long, our jarriog notes Lucentio.

agree : Gre. Yes, I know thee to be signior Lucen. And time it is, when raging war is done, tio.

To sinile at 'scapes and perils overblown.Bap. Away with the dotard ; to the jail with My fair Biauca, bid my father welcome, him.

While I with self-saine kiuduess welcome Vin. Thus strangers may be baled and abus'd :

thine : - monstrous villain !

Brother Petruchio,-sister Katharina,

And thou, Hortensio, with thy loving widow, Re-enter BIONDELLO, with LUCENT!0, and Feast with the best, and welcome to my bouse ; BIANCA.

My banquet is to close our stomacbs up, Bion. Oh! we are spoiled, and-Yonder he after our great good cheer: Pray you sit down ; is; deny him, forswear him, or eise we are all For yow we sit lo chat, as well as eat. undone.

(They sit at table. Luc. Pardon, sweet father. (Kneeling. Pet. Nothing but sit and sit, atid cal and eat! Vin. Lives my sweetest son !

Bap. Padua affords this kinduess, son Pe[BIONDELLO, TRANIO, and PEDANT run

truchio. out.

Pet. Padua atfords nothing but what is kind. Bian. Pardon, dear father. (Kneeling. Hor. For both our sakes, I would that word l'ap. How hast thou ofleuded ?

were true. Where is Lucentio ?

Pet. Now, for my life, Hortensio fears + bis Luc. Here's Lucentio,

widow. Right son unto the right Vincentio ;

Wu. Then never trust me if I be afeard. That have by marriage made thy daughter mine, Pet. You are sensible, and yet you miss my Wbile counterfeit supposes blear'd thine eyne. +

sense : Gre. Here's packing, I with a witness, lo deceive I mean, Hortensio is afeard of you. us all!

Wid. He that is giddy, thinks the world inrns Fin. Where is that damned villain, Tranio,

Tbat fac's and brav'd me in this matter so? Pet. Roundly replied.

Bap. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio? Kath. Mistress, bow mean you that I
Bian. Cambio is chang'd into Lucentio.

Wid. Thus I conceive by him. Luc. Love wrougbt these miracles. Bianca's Pet. Conceives by me!-How likes Hortensio love

that I Made me exchange my state with Tranio,

Hor. My widow says, thus sbe conceives her

tale. Wbile be did bear my countenance in the town:

Pet. Very well mended : Kiss him for that, And happily I have arriv'd at last

good widow. Uuto the wished baven of my bliss :

Kath. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns What Tranio did, myself enforc'd him to ;

round:-Tben pardon bim, sweet father, for my sake. I pray you, tell me what you meant by that. Vin. I'll slit the villain's nose, that would bave

Wid. Your busbaud, being troubled with a sent me to the jail.

shrew, Bap. But do you hear, Sir? [TO LUCENTIO] Measures my husband's sorrow by his woe : Have you married my daughter without asking And now you know iny meaning: my good will 1

Kath. A very mean meaning. Vin. Fear not, Baptista ; we will content you,

W’id. Right, I mean you. go to : But I will in, to be revenged for this Kath. And i am mean, indeed, respecting villany.


yoll. Bap. And I, to sound the depth of this kna- Pet. To her, Kate ! very.

(Esit. Hor. To ber, widow ! Luc. Look not pale, Bianca ; thy father will not Pet. A bundred marks, my Kate does put her frown. (Exeunt Luc. und BIAN.

dowo. Gre. My cake is dough : 9 But I'll in among

Hor. That's my office. the rest ;

Pet. Spoke like an officer :-Ha’ to thee, lad. Out of hope of all,-but my share of the feast.

(Drinks to HORTENSIO, (Exit. Bap. How likes Gremio these quick-witted

folks ? PETRUCHIO and KATHARINA advance. Gre. Believe me, Sir, they butt together well. Kath. Husband, let's follow, to see the eud of

Bian. Head, and butt? an basty-witted body this ado.

Would say, your bead and butt were bead and Pet. First kiss me, Kate, and we will.

born. Kath. Wbat, in the midst of the street ?

Vin. Ay, mistress bride, bath that awaken'd Pet. Wbat, art thou ashamed of me? Kath. No, Sir ; God forbid :-but ashamed to

Bian. Ay, but not frighted me : therefore I'll kiss.

sleep again. Pet. Why, then let's home again :--Come,

Pet. Nay, that you shall not; since you have sirrah, let's away.

begun, Kath. Nay, I will give thee a kiss ; now pray Have at you for a bitter jest or two. , thee, love, stay.

Bian. Am I your bird? I mean to sbift my Pet. Is not this well k--Come, my sweet

bush, Kate;

And then pursue me as you draw your bow :Better onc than Dever, for never too late.

You are welcome all. [Ereunt. (Eseunt BLANCA, KATHARINA, and Widow.

Pet. She hatua prevealed we.--Ilere, sigutor Cheated. Deceived thy eyes.

Tranio, Tricking, anderhand contriyances.

A prererbial expression, tepeated after a disappoint- • A banquet was a refection consisting of fruit, ealco, meni.


1 Dread.

you !

This bird you aim'd at, though you bit her not ; | Swinge me them soundly forth unto their bresTherefore, a health to all that shot and miss'd.

bands : Tra. O sir, Lucentio slipp'd me like his grey. Away, I say, and bring them bither straight. bound,

[Erit KATKARIKA Which runs himself, and catches for his master. Juc. Here is a wonder, if you talk or is Pet. A good swift . simile, but something

der. currisb.

Hor. And so it is; I wonder what it bodes. Tra, 'Tis well, Sir, that you bunted for your. Pet. Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and self;

quiet life, 'Tis thought, your deer does hold yon at a bay. An awful rale, and right supremacy;

Bap. Oho, Petruchio, Tranio hits you now. And, to be short, wbat not, that's speet and Luc. I thank thee for that gird, + good Tranio.

happy: Hor. Confess, confess, bath he not hit you Bap. Now fair befall thee, good Petrochie ! bere !

The wager thou bast won; and I will add
Pet, 'A bas a little gall'd me, I confess; Unto their losses twenty thousand crosas;
And, as the jest did glance away from me, Apother dowry to anotber daagbiter,
'Tis ten to one it maim'd you two outright. For she is chang'd, as she had never bets.

Bap. Now, in good sadness, son Petruchio, Pet. Nay, I will win my wager better yet; I think thou hast the veriest shrew of all. And show more sign of her obedience,

Pet. Well, I say-no: and therefore, for assur. Her new-built virtue and obedience.
Let's each one send unto his wife ; (ance,
And he, whose wife is most obedient

Re-enter KATRARIXI, tith BIANCS, and

WIDOW. To come at first when he doth send for ber, Sball win the wager which we will propose. See, where she comes; and brings your frowd Hor. Content: What is the wager ?

wives Luc. Twenty crowns.

As prisoners to her womanly persuasion.Pet. Twenty crowds !

Katbarine, that cap of your's becomes pot 206; I'll venture so much on my hawk, or hound, off with that bauble, throw it under sooi. But twenty times so much upon my wise.

(KATHARINA pulls off her cay, and threes Luc. A hundred then.

it down. Hor. Content.

Wid. Lord, let me never have a canse te sich, Pet. A match ; 'tis done.

Till I be brought to such a silly pass 1 Hor. Wbo sball begin ?

Bian. Fie i wbat a foolish dety call you this! Luc. That will l. Go,

Luc. I would, your duty were as foolish se: Biondello, bid your mistress come to me. The wisdom of your duty, fair Bianca, Bion. I go.

[Erit. Hath cost me a hundred crowds since supper Bap. Son, I will be your half, Bianca comes.

time. Luc. l'll have no halves ; l'ul bear it all my- Bian. The more fool you, for laying new self.


Pet. Katharine, 1 charge thee, tell these bead Re-enter BIONDELLO.

strong women How now! what news ?

What duty they do owe their lords and be Bion. Sir, my mistress sends you word

bands. That she is busy, and she cannot come.

Wid. Come, come, you're mocking ; ve vl Pet. How ! she is busy, and she cannot come !

bave no telling. Is tbat an answer ?

Pet. Come on, I say ; and first begia vita Gre. Ay, and a kind one too :

her, Pray God, Sir, your wife send you not a worse. Wid. She shall not. Pet. I hope, better.

Pet. I say, sbe sball ;-and first begie Hor. Sirrah, Biondello go, and entreat my

her. wife

Kath. Fie, fie! unknit that threat'ning maTo come to me forthwith. [Erit BIONDELLO.

kind brow; Pet. O hot entreat ber!

And dart not scornful glances from those eyes, Nay, then she must needs come.

To wound thy lord, thy king, thy goverbor: Hor. I am afraid, Sir,

It blots thy beauty, as frosts bite the meads; Do what you can, your's will not be entreated. Coufounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shate täis

buds; Re-enter BIONDELLO.

And in no seuse is meet, os amiable. Now where's my wife?

A woman mov'd, is like a fountain treadled, Bion. Sbe says, you bave some goodly jest in Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty;

And, wbile it is so, none so dry or thirsty She will not come ; she bids you come to her. Will deigu to sip, or touch one drop of it.

Pet. Worse and worse ; she will not come! Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, Jutolerable, not to be endur'd!

(vile Thy head, thy sovereign ; one that cases fa Sirrah Grumio, go to your mistress ;

thee, Say, I command ber to come to me.

And for thy maintenance : commits his body

(Extt GRUMIO. To painful labour, both by sea and land ; Hor, I know ber answer.

To watch the night in storms, the day in cold, Pet. Wbat

While thou liest warm at home, secure and safe ; Hor. She will not come.

And craves no other tribute at thy bands, Pet. The fouler fortune mine, and there an But love, fair looks, and true obedience ; end.

Too little payment for so great a debi.

Snch duty as the subject owes the prince,

Even such, a woman oweth to her husband : Bap. Now, by my bolidame, here comes And, when she's froward, peevish, salles, sol, Katharina !

And, not obedient to his honest will, Kath. What is your will, Sir, that you send What is she, but a foul contending rebel,

And graceless traitor to her loving lord 1 Pe Where is your sister, and Hortensio's I am asham'd, that women are so simple wife

To offer war, where they should kneed for Kath. They sit conferring by the parlour fire.

peace; Pet. Go fetch them bither; if they deny to or seek for rule, supremacy, and sway, come,

When they are bound to serve, love, and obey,

Wby are our bodies soft, and weak and sold, + Sarcasm. Unapt to toil and trouble in the world;

band ;

for me

• Witty.

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