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I, seeing this, came thence for very shame;
TISTA, HORTENSIO, GRUMIO, and Train,
Bap. Is't possible, you will away to-night?
Pet. I must,away to-day, before night come:-
Tra. Let us entreat you stay 'till after dinner,
Let me entreat you.
Let me entreat
Are you content to stay?
But yet not stay, entreat me how you can.
Kath. Now, if you love me, stay.
Grumio, my horses. Gru. Ay, sir, they be ready; the oats have eaten the horses.
Kath. Nay, then, Do what thou canst, I will not go to-day ; No, nor to-morrow, nor till I please myself. The door is open, sir, there lies your way, You may be jogging, wbiles your boots are green; For me, I'll not be gone, 'till I please myself: 'Tis like, you'll prove a jolly surly groom, That take it on you at the first so roundly. Pet. O, Kate, content thee; pr’ythee, be not
angry. Kath. I will be angry; What hast thou to do? Father, be quiet; he shall stay my leisure.
Gre. Ay, marry, sir: now it begins to work.
Kath. Gentlemen, forward to the bridal dinner:1
see, a woman may be made a fool, If she had not a spirit to resist. Pet. They shall go forward, Kate, at thy com
She is my goods, my chattels; she is my house,
[Ereunt Petruchio, Katharine, and Grumio. Bap. Nay, let them go, a couple of quiet ones: Gre. Went they not quickly, I should die with
Tra. Shall sweet. Bianca practise how to bride it? Bap. She shall, Lucentio.-Come, gentlemen, let's go.
ACT IV. SCENE I.
A Hall in Petruchio's Country House.
Gru. Fie, fie, on all tired jades! on all mad masters! and all foul ways! Was ever man so beaten? was ever man so ray'd 46? was ever man so weary? I am sent before to make a fire, and they are coming after to warm them. Now, were not I a little pot, and soon hot, my very lips might freeze to my teeth, my tongue to the roof of my mouth, my heart in my belly, ere I should come by a fire to thaw me:-But, 1, with blowing the fire, shall warm myself; for, considering the weather, a taller man than I will take cold. Holla, hoa! Curtis !
Enter CURTIS. Curt. Who is that, calls so coldly?
Gru. A piece of ice: If thou doubt it, thou may’st slide from my shoulder to my heel, with no greater a run but my head and my neck. A fire, good Curtis.
Curt. Is my master and his wife coming, Grumio?
Gru. O, ay, Curtis, ay: and therefore fire, fire; cast on no water.
Curt. Is she so hot a shrew as she's reported ?
Gru. She was, good Curtis, before this frost: but, thou know'st, winter tames man, woman, and beast;
for it hath tan'd my old master, and my new mistress, and myself 47, fellow Curtis.
Curt. Away, you three-inch fool! I am no beast.
Gru. Am I but three inches? why, thy horn is a foot; and so long am I, at the least. But wilt thou make a fire, or shall I complain on thee to our mistress, whose hand (she being now at hand,) thou shalt soon feel, to thy cold comfort, for being slow in thy bot office.
Curt. I prythee, good Grumio, tell me, How goes the world?
Gru. A cold world, Curtis, in every office but thine; and, therefore, fire: Do thy duty, and have thy duty; for my master and mistress are almost frozen to death.
Curt. There's fire ready; And therefore, good Grumio, the news?
Gru. Why, Jack boy! ho boy! and as much news as thou wilt.
Curt. Come, you are so full of coneycatching :
Gru. Why therefore, fire: for I have caught extreme cold. Where's the cook? is supper ready, the house trimmd, rushes strew'd, cobwebs swept; the serving men in their new fustian, their white stockings, and every officer his wedding-garment on? Be the jacks fair within, the jills fair without 48,
carpets laid, and every thing in order ?
Curt. All ready; and therefore, I pray thee, news?
Gru. First, know, my horse is tired; my master and mistress fallen out.