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And give assurance to Baptista Minola,
Kath. The more my wrong, the more his spite As if he were the right Vincentio.
What, did he marry me to famish me? [appears: Take in your love, and then let me alone. Beggars, that come unto my father's door,
[Exeunt Lucentio and Bianca. Upon entreaty, have a present alms;
5 If not, elsewhere they meet with charity: Ped. God save you, sir !
But I,—who never knew how to entreat, Tra. And you, sir! you are welcome.
Nor never needed that I should entreat,Travel you får on, or are you at the tarthest ? Am starv'd for meat, giddy for lack of sleep;
Ped. Sir, at the farthest for a week or two: With oaths kept waking, and with brawling fed : Put then up farther; and as far as Rome; 10 Andthat which spites me more than all these wants, And so to Tripoly, if God lend me life.
He does it under name of perfect love; Tra. What countryman, I pray?
As who should say,-if I should sleep, or eat, Ped. Of Mantua.
Twere deadly sickness, or else present death.— Tru. Of Mantua, sir ?—marry, God forbid ! I pr’ythee go, and get me some repast ; And come to Padua, careless of your lite? (hard.|15j1 care not what, so it be wholesome food.
Ped. My life, sir! how, I pray? for that goes Gru. What say you to a neat's foot ? [it. Tra. 'Tis death for any one in Mantua
Kuth. 'Tis passing good; I prythee, let me have To come to Padua ; Know you not the cause? Gru. I fear, it is too phlegmatick a meat: Your ships are staid at Venice; and the duke How say you to a fat tripe, tmely broild? (For private quarrel 'twixt your duke and him) 120 Kath. Plike it well: good Grumio, fetch it me. Ilath publish'd and proclaim'd it openly:
Gru. I cannot tell; I fear, 'tis cholerick. 'Tis marvel ; but that you're but newly come, What say you to a piece of beef, and mustard ? You might have heard it else proclaim'd about. kath. A dish that I do love to feed upon. Ped. Alas, sir, it is worse for me than so;
Giu. Ay, but the mustard is too hot a little. For I have bills for money by exchange
23 Kuth. Why, then the beef, and let the mustard From Florence, and musi here deliver them.
[mustard, Tra. Well, sir, to do you courtesy,
Gru. Nay, then I will not; you shall have the This will I do, and this will I advise you ;
Or else you get no beef of Grumio. First, tell me, liave you ever been at Pisa?
Kath. Then both, or one, or any thing thou wilt. Ped. Ay, sir, in Pisa have I often been;
301 Gru. Why, then the mustard without the beef. Pisa, renowned for grave citizens.
Kath. Go get thee gone, thou faise deluding slave, Tra. Among them, knew you one Vincentio?
[Beats hiir. Ped. I know him not, but I have heard of him; That feed'st me with the very name of meat: A merchant of incomparable wealth.
Sorrow on thee, and all the pack of you, Tru. He is my father, sir; and, sooth to say, 35 That triumph thus upon my misery! In countenance somewhat doth resemble you. Go, get thee gone, I say: Bion. As much as an apple doth an oyster, and Enter Petruchio and Mortensio, trith meat, all one.
[Aside. Pet. How fares my Kate? What, sweeting, all Tra. To save your life in this extremity,
ainort?? This favour will I do you for his sake;
140 Flor. Mistress, what cheer? And think it not the worst of all your fortunes, kath. 'Faith, as cold as can be.
[me. That you are like to sir Vincentio.
Pet. Pluck up thy spirits, look chearfully upon His name and credit shall you undertake, Here, love; thou seest how diligent I am, And in my house you shall be friendly lodg’d; To dress thy meat myself, and bring it thee: Look that you take upon you as you should; 45 I am sure, sweet Kate, this kindness merits thanks. You understand me, sir ; so
What, not a word? Nay then, thou lov'st it not; 'Till you have done your business in the city: And all my pains is sorted to no proof' :If this be courtesy, sir, accept of it.
Here, take away this dish.
Pet. The poorest service is repaid with thanks; Tra. Then go with me, to make the matter good. And so shall mine, before you touch the meat. This, by the way, I let you understand ;
Kuth. I thank you, sir. My father is here look'd for every day,
Hor. Signior Petruchio, fye! you are to blame: To pass assurance' of a dower in marriage
Come, mistres, Kate, I'll bear you company. Tsixt me and one Baptista's daughter here:
55 Pct. Eat it up all, Hortensio, if thou lov'st me.In all these circumstances I'll instruct you:
[Aside, Go with me, sir, to cloath you as becomes yon. Much good do it unto thy gentle heart !
Kate; eat apace:-And now, my honey love,
Will we return unto thy father's house ;
life. With silken coats, and caps, and golden rings, That is, to make a conveyance or deed. ? A gallicism, meaning dejected, depressed, spiritless. Meaning, has ended in notling.
With ruffs, andcuffs, and fardingales, and things'; Away, thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant:
Just as my master had direction :
uff. Lay forth the gown.—What news with you, sir ? Tuy. But how did you desire it should be made?
Hab. Ilere is the cap your worship did bespeak. 10 Gru. Marry, sir, with needle and thread.
Pet. Why, this was moulded on a porringer; Tuy. But did you not request to have it cut ? A velvet dish ;-fye, tye! 'tis lewd and filthy: Gru. Thou hast fac'd many things *. Why, 'tis a cockle, or a walnut-shell,
Tay. I have. A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap;
Gru. Face not me: thou hast brav'd' many Away with it; come, let me have a bigger. 15 men; brave not me; I will neither be fac'd nor
Kath. I'll have no bigger; this doth tit the time, brav'd. I say untothee.--I bid thy master cutout And gentlewomen wear such caps as these. the gown; but I did not bid him cut it to pieces: Pet. When you are gentle, you shall have one too,
pergo, thou liest. And not 'till then.
Tay. Why, here is the note of the fashion to Hor. That will not be in haste. [Aside. 20 testity. kuth. Why, sir, I trust, I may have leave to Pet. Read it. speak;
Gru. The note lies in his throat, if he say I said so. And speak I will; I am no child, no babe:
Tay. Imprimis, a loose-bodied gown: Your betters have endur'd me say my mind; Gru. Master, if ever I said loose-body'd gown, And, if you cannot, best you stop your ears. 25 sew meup in the skirts of it, and beat me to death Mly tongue will tell the
with a bottom of brown thread. I said, a gown.' Orelse my heart, concealing it, will break:
Pet. Proceed. And, rather than it shall, I will be free
Tuy. With a small compass'd cape“. Even to the uttermost, as I please in words.
Gru. I confess the cape. Pet. Why, thou say'st true; it is a paltry cap, 30 Tay. With a trunk sleeve;A custard-coffin', a bauble, a silken pye:
Gru. I confess two sleeves. I love thee well, in that thou lik’st it not.
Tay. The streits curiously cut. Kath. Love me, or love me not, I like the cap; Pet. Ay, there's the villainy. And it I will have, or I will have none. [us seet. Gru. Error i' the bill, sir; error i' the bill. I
Pet. Thy gown? why, ay:-Come, taylor, lei 35 cominanded the sleeves should be cut out and sew'd O mercy, God! what masking stuff is here? up again ; and that I'll prove upon thee, though What's this? a sleeve? 'tis like a demi-cannon: thy little finger be armed in a tinimble. What! up and down, carv'd like an apple-tart? Tuy. This is true, that I say; an I had thee in Here's snip, and pip, and cut, and slish, and slash, place where, thou should't know it. Like to a censer in a barber's shop [this: 40 Gru. I am for thee straight: take thou the bill, Why, what o' devil's name, taylor, call'st thou give me thy mete-yard, and spare not me. (noodds. Hor. I see, she's like to have neither cap nor Ilor. God-a-mercy, Grumiu! then he shall have gown.
[ Aside. Pet. Well, sir, in brief, the gown is not for me. Tay. You bid me make it orderly and well, Gru. You are i' the right, sir;’tis formy mistress. According to the fashion, and the time.
Pet. Go, take it up unto thy master's use. Pet. Marry, and did; but if you berememb’red, Gru. Villain, not for thy life: Take up my I did not bid you mar it to the time.
mistress' gown for thy master's use. Go, hop me over every kennel home,
Pet. Why, sir, what's your conceit in that? For you shall hop without my custom, sir:
Gru. Oh, sir, the conceit is deeper than you I'll none of it; hence, make your best of it. 501
think for: Kath. I never saw a better fashion'd gown, [able: Take up my mistress' gown unto his master's use ! More quaint, more pleasing, nor more commend- Oh, fye, fye, fye! Belike, you mean to make a puppet of me. [thee. Pet. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the taylor Pet. Why, true; he means to make a puppet o'
[Aside. Tay. She says, your worship means to make a 55 Go take it hence: be gone, and say no more. puppet of her.
Hor. Taylor, I'll pay thee for thy gown tv-morPet. Oh monstrous arrogance!
Take no unkindness of his hasty words: [row: Thou lyest, thou thread, thou thimble,
Away, I say; commend me to ihy master. Thou yard, three-quarters, half-yard, quarter, nail,
[Erit Taylor. Thou flea, thou nit, thou winter cricket thou:- 60 Pet. Well, come, my Kate ; we will unto your Bray'd in mine own house with a skein of thread!
father's, Meaning, trifles too insignificant to deserve enumeration. 2 This was the old culinary term for the raised crust of a custard. 3 i. be-measure. *j. e. turned up many garments with facings, &c. i. e. made many men fine, bravery being formerly used to signify elegance of dress.
a round cape.
Even in these honest mean habiliments ; I am content in a good father's care,
To have him match'd ; and,—if you please to like
Signior Baptista, of whom I hear so well. Or is the adder better thus the eel,
Bap. Sir, pardon me in what I have to say :Because his painted skin contents the eye? Your plainness, and your shortness, please me well. Oh, no, good Kate: neither art thou the worse 10 Right true it is, your son Lucentio here For this poor furniture, and mean array.
Doth love my daughter, and she loveth bim, If thou account'st it shame, lay it on me:
Or both dissemble deeply their affections :
Bap. Not in my house, Lucentio; for, you
25 Besides, old Gremio is hearkening still ; It shall be what o'clock I say it is.
And happily ?, we might be interrupted. Hor. Why, so! this gallant will command the sun. Tra. Then, at my lodging, an it like you, sir : [Exe. Petruchio, Katharina, and Hortensio. There doth my father lie ; and there, this night, SCENE IV.
We'll pass the business privately and well :
30 Send for your daughter by your servant here, Before Baptista's House.
My boy shall fetch the scrivener presently. Enter Tranio, and the Pedant dressed like The worst is this,--that, at so slender warning, Vincentio.
You're like to have a thin and slender pittance. Tra. Sir, thisis the house; Please it you that I call? Bap. It likes me well:-Cambio, hie you home,
Ped. Ay, what else ? and but I be deceiv'd, 35 And bid Bianca make her ready straight: Signior Baptista may reinember me,
And, if you will, tell what hath happened ;Near twenty years ago, in Genoa,
Lucentio's father is arriv'd in Padua, Where we were lodgers at the Pegasus.
And how she's like to be Lucentio's wife. Tra. 'Tis well; and hold your own in any case, Luc. I pray the gods she may, with all my heart. With such austerity as longeth to a father. 40
Erit. Enter Biondelle.'
Tra. Dally not with the gods, but get thee gone.
Tra. Fear you not him. Sirrah Biondello, Come, sir; we will better it in Pisa.
[Ereunt. Imagine 'twere the right Vincentio.
[Lucentio returns. Bion. Tut! fear not me.
Luc. What say'st thou, Biondello? Tra. But hast thou done thy errand to Baptista? Bion. You saw my master wink and laugh upon
Bion. Itold him that your father was in Venice; Luc. Biondello, what of that? And that you look'd for him this day in Padua. 501 Bion. 'Faith, nothing; But he hath left me here
Tra. Thou’rt a tall fellow; hold thee that to drink. behind, to expound the meaning or moral of his Here comes Baptista ;—set your countenance, sir. signs and tokens. Enter Baptista and Lucentio.
Luc. I pray thee, moralize them. Signior Baptista, you are happily met:
Bion. Then thus. Baptista is safe, talking with Sir, this is the gentleman I told you of; |55|the deceiving father of a deceitful son. I pray you, stand good father to me now,
Luc. And what of lim? Give me Bianca for my patrimony.
Bion. His daughter is to be brought by you to Ped. Soft, son Sir, by your leave; having come to Padua
Luc. And then?To gather in some debts, my son Lucentio 1601 Bion. 'The old priest at Saint Luke's church is at Made me acquainted with a weighty cause your command at all hours. Of love between your daughter and himself: Luc. And what of all this? And,-for the good report I hear of you;
Bion. I cannot tell; expect they are busied about And for the love he beareth to your daughter, a counterfeit assurance: take your assurance of her And she to hin,-to stay him not too long, 165 cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum: to the church Meaning, scrupulous. i. e. aceidentally, in which sense happily was used in Shakspeare's time.
take the priest, clerk, and some sufficient honest Such war of white and red within her cheeks! witnesses:
What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty If this be not that you look for, I have no more to As those two eyes become that heavenly face? But, bid Bianca farewell for ever and a day. Fair lovely maid, once more good day to thee:Luc. Hear'st thou, Biondello?
5 Sweet Kate, embrace her for her beauty's sake. Bion. I cannot tarry: I knew a wench married Hor. 'A will make the man mad, to make a in an afternoon a; she went to the garden for pars- woman of him. ly to stuti a rabbet; and so may you, sir; and so Kath. Young budding virgin, fair, and fresh, adieu, sir. My master bath appointed me to go
and sweet, to Saint Luke's, to bid the priest be ready to come 10 Whither away; or where is thy abode : against you come with your appendix. [Erit. Happy the parents of so fair a child;
Luc. I may, and will, if she be so contented : Happier the man, whom favourable stars
And not a maiden, as thou say’st he is.
Kath. Pardon, old father, my mistaking eyes,
That have been so bedazzled with the sun, Enter Petruchio, Kuthurine, and Hortensio. That every thing I look on seemeth green: Pet. Come on, o'God's name; once more 10-20 Now I perceive, thou art a reverend father : ward our father's.
Pardon, I pray thee, for my mad mistaking. Good Lord, how bright and goodly shines the Pet. Do, good old grand-sire; and, withal, moon!
make known Kath. The moon! the sun: it is not moon- Which way thou travellest; if along with us, light now.
25 We shall be joyful of thy company: Pet. I say, it is the moon that shines so bright. Vin. Fair sir, and you my merry mistress, [me; Kath. I know it is the sun that shines so bright. That with your strange encounter much amaz'd
Pet. Now, by my mother's son, and that's my- My name is called-Vincentio ; my dwelling, It shall be moon or star, or what I list, (self, And bound I am to Padua; there to visit [Pisa; Or ere I journey to your father's house:-- 301 A son of mine, which long 1 bave not seen. Go on, and fetch our horses back again.
Pet. What is his name? Evermore crost, and crost; nothing but crost. Vin. Lucentio, gentle sir.
Ilor. Say as he says, or we shall never go. Pet. Happily met; the happier for thy son.
Kat. Forward, I pray, since we are come so far, And now by law, as well as reverend age, And be it moon, or sun, or what you please : 35 I may entitle thiée--my loving father ; And if you please to call it a rush candle, The sister to my wife, this gentiewoman, Ilenceforth I vow it shall be so for me.
Thy son by this hath marry'J:-wonder not, Pet. I say, it is the moon.
Nor be not griev'd: she is of good esteem, Kath. I know it is the moon.
Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth; Pet. Nay, then you lye; it is the blessed sun. 40 Beside, so qualified as may beseen
Kath. Ther, God be blest, it is the blessed The spouse of any noble gentleman. But sun it is not, when you say it is not ; [sun: Let me embrace with old Vincentio : And the moon changes, even as your mind. And wander we to see thy honest son, What you will have it nam’d, even that it is; Who will of thy arrival be full joyous. And so it shall be so, for Katharine.
45 Vin. But is this true? or is it else
your pleaHor. Petruchio, go thy ways; the field is won. Like pleasant travellers, to break a jest [sure, Pet. Well, forward, forward: thus the bowi Upon the company you overtake?
Hor. I do assure thee, father, so it is. And not unluchily against the bias.
Pet. Come, go alo..., and see the truth hereof; But soft; company is coming here.
150 For our first inerriment hath made thee jealous. Eritor l'incentio.
[Exeunt Petruchio, Katharine, and V'inceniio. Good-morrow, gentle mistress: Where away? Hor. Well, Petruchio, this hath put me in heart.
[To l'incertio. Have to my widow: and if she be froward, Tell me, sweet Kate, and tell me truly 100,- Then hast thou taught Hortensio to be untoklast thou beheld a fresher gentlewoman?
Ito need thee at home, therefore leave us.
Bion. Nay, faith, I'll see the church o'your Enter Biondello, Lucentio,and Biuncu; Gremio buck; and then come back to iny master as soun walking on one siite. as I can.
[Ereunt. Bion. SOFTLY and swistly, sir; for the 60 Gre. I marvel, Cambio comes not all this while. priest is ready
Enter Ptt Kath. Vincentio, and sittendants. Lyc. Illy, Biondello: but they may chance) Pet. Sir, here's the door, this is Lucentio's house,
My father's bears more toward the market-place: Tra. How now! what's the matter?
Bup. What, is the man lunatick?
Knocks. pearl and gold: I thank my good ather, I am Gre. They're busy within, you were best knock ible to mamtain it. louder. [P.dunt looks out of the ruindou. Vin. Thy father -Oh villain! he is a sail
Ped. What's he, that knocks as he would beat naker in Bergamo. down the gate?
IC Bap. You mistake, sir; you mistake, sir: Pray, Vin. Is signior Lucentio within, sir? [vithal. shat do you think is his name? Ped. He's within, sir, but not to be spoken Vin. His name? as if I knew not his name: I
Vin. What if a man bring him a hundred pound nave brought him up ever since he was three or two, to make merry withal ?
years old, and his name is Tranio. Ped. Keep your hundred pounds to yourself; 1: Ped. Away, away, mad ass! bis name is Lite he shall need none, so long as I live.
entio; and he is mine only son, and heir to the Pet. Nay, I told you, your son was beloved frands of me signior Vincentio. in Padua. ---Do you hear, 'sir ?--To leave frivo- l'in. Lucentio!-oh, he hath murdered his lous circumstances, -I pray you, tell signior L11- master!--Lay hold on him, I charge you, in the centio, that his father is come from Pisa, and is 20 luke's name:-Oh my son, my son!--tell me, here at the door to speak with him.
chou villain, where is my son Lucentio? Ped. Thou liest; his father is come to Padua, Tru. Call to than officer: carry this mad knave and here looking out at the window.
to the jail:--father Baptista, I charge you, see, Vin. Art thou his father?
that he be forth-coming: Ped Ay, sir : so his mother says, if I may be-25 Fin. Carry me to the jail! lieve her.
Gre. Stay, officer; he shall not go to prison. Pet. Why, how now, gentleman ! why, this is Bip. Taik not, signior Gremio; I say he shall flat knavery, to take upon you another man's go to prison.
Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be Ped. Lay hands on the villain; I believe, a'30 coney-catched in this business; I dare 'swear, means to cozen somebody in this city under my this is the right Vincentio. countenance.
Ped. Swear, if thou dar’st.
Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it. Bion. I have seen them in the church together; Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not God send'em good shipping !—But who is here: 35 Lucentio ? mine old master Vincentio now we are undone, Gre. Yes, I know thee to be signior Lucentio. and brought to nothing.
Bap. Awaywith the dotard; to the jail with him. Vin. Come hither, crack-hemp.[Secing Bion. l'in. Thusstrangers may be haldand abus'd:Bion. I hope, I may chuse, sir.
Oh monstrous villain! Vin. Come hither, you rogue; What, have 40 Re-enter Biondello, with Lucentin, and Bianca. you forgot me?
Bion. Oh, we are spoiled, and Yonder he is; Bion. Forgot you? no, sir: I could not forget deny him, forswear hiin, or else we are all undone. you, for I never saw you before in all my life.
[Exeunt Biondello, Trunio, and Prılant. Vin. What, you notorious villain, did'st thou Luc. Pardon, sweet father. [Kneeling never see thy master's father Vincentio? 145 Vin. Lives my sweet son?
Bion. What, my worshipful old master? yes, Bian. Pardon, dear father. marry, sir; see where he looks out of the window. Bap. How hast thou offended ?
Vin. Is't so indeed ? [He beats Biondelo. Where is Lucentio?
Bion. Ilelp, help, help! here's a madman will Luc. Here's Lucentio, murder me.
[Exit. 50 Right son unto the right Vincentio; Ped. Help, son ! help, signior Baptista! That have by marriage made thy daughter mine,
Pet. Pr'yihee, Kate, let's stand aside, and see While counterfeit supposes bleard thine eyne. the end of this controversy. [They retire. Gre. Here's packing, with a witness, to deceive Re-enter below, the Pedunt with scrvants, Baptista, and Tranio.
55 Vin. Where is that damned villain, Tranio, Tra. Sir, what are you, that offer to beat my That fac'd and brav'd me in this matter so? servant?
Bap. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio? Vin. What am I, sir? nay, what are you, sir?- Bion. Cambio is chang'd into Lucentio. Oh, immortal gods! Oh, fine villain ! a silken Luc. Lovewrought these miracles. Bianca'slove doublet! a velvet hose ! a scarlet cloak! and a 60 Made me exchange my state with Tranio, copatain' hat!--Oh, I am undone! I am undone! Wbile he did bear my countenance in the town; While I play the good husband at home, my son And happily I have arriv'd at last and my servant spend all at the university. Unto the wished haven of my bliss: ! i.e. a hat with a very high conical crown. ? i. e. tricked, cheated.