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fell, and she under her horfe : thou should't have beard in how miry a place, how she was bemoiled, how he left her with the horfe upon her, how be beat me because her horse stumbled, how she waded through the dirt to pluck him off me; how he swore, how she prayed that never prayed before; how I cried, how the horses ran away; how her bridle was burst, how I lost my crupper ; with many things of worthy memory, which now shall die in oblivion, and thou return unexperienced to thy grave.
Curt. By this reckoning he is more shrew than she.
Gru. Ay, and that thou and the proudest of you all shall find, when he comes home. But what talk I of this? call forth Nathaniel, Joseph, Nicholas, Thilip, Walter, Sugarsop, and the reft : let their heads be sleekly combed, their blue coats brushed, and their garters of an indifferent knit; let them curt'fy with their left legs, and not presume to touch a hair of my master's horse tail, 'till they kiss their hands. Are they all ready?
Curt. They are.
meet my ma fter to countenance my
mistress. Gru. Why, she hath a face of her own. :? Gurt. Who knows not that ?
Gru. Thon, it feems, that callest for company
Enter four or five Serving-men.
Nich. Fellow Grumio!
you; fellow, you; and thus much for greeting. Now, my spruce companions, is all ready, and all things neat?
Nath. All things are ready; how near is our master?
Gru. E'en at hand, alighted by this; and therefore be not -cock's passion, filence! I hear
Enter PETRUCHIO and KATE. Pet. Where be these knaves ? what, no man at door to hold my stirrup, nor to take my horse? where is Nathaniel, Gregory, Philip?
All Seru. Here, here, Sir, here, Sir.
Pet. Here, Sir, here, Sir, here, Sir, here, Sir?
Gru. Here, Sir, as foolish as I was before.
Gril. Nathaniel's coat, Sir, was not fully made; And Gabriel's pumps were all unpinked i' th' heel: There was no link to colour Peter's hat, And Walter's dagger was not come from sheathing: There were none fine, but Adam, Ralph, and Gre
gory, The rest were ragged, old and beggarly: Yet as they are, here are they come to meet you. Pet. Gó, rascals, go, and fetch my supper in,
Where is the life that late I led ? [Singing.
Enter Servants with Supper.
It was the friar of orders grey, [Singsi
As he forth walked on his way.
awry. Take that, and mind the plucking off the other.
[Strikes him. Be merry,
Kate. Some water here; what hoa!
Ènter One with water. Where's my spaniel Troilus ? firrah, get you hence, And bid my cousin Ferdinand come hither : Oše, Kate, that you must kiss, and be acquainted
with. Where are my flippers? shall I have some water ? Come, Kate, and wash, and welcome heartily: You whoreson villain, will you let it fall? -Cath. Patienci, I pray you, 'twas a fault unwil.
I Ser. Yes,
Pet. 'Tis burnt, and so is all the meat :
[Throws the meat, &c about the stage.
You headless jolt-heads, and unmannered flaves!
Cath. I pray you, husband, be not so difquiet;
Enter Curtis, a Servant.
tinency to her,
To make her come, and know her keeper's call :
way the coverlet, that way the sheets;
SCEN E before Baptista's House.
Enter TRANIO and HORTENSIO. Tra. Is't possible, friend Licio, that Bianca (:9) Doth fancy any other but Lucentio? I tell you, Sir, she bears me fair in hand.
(19) Is't possible, friend Licio, &c.] This scene Mr Pope, upon what authority I can't pretend to giess, has in his editions inade the firjt of the fifth acł: in ding which he has 11:ewn the rery power and force of criticisin. The conseque::ce of this judicious regulation is, that two unpardonable absurdities are fixed upon the Author, which he could not poilibly have committed. For, in the first place, by this 11 ulling the scenes out of their true pofition, we find Hortenlio, in the fourth act, already gone from Baptista's to Petruchio's country.house; and afterwards in the beginning of the fitth act we find him first forming the resolution of quitting Bianca; and Tranio immediately informs us, he is