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Go take it hence, be gone, and say no more.

H6r. Tailor, I'll pay thee for thy gown to-morrow,
Take no unkindness of his hafty words:
Away, I fay; commend me to thy master. [Exit Tai.

Pet. Well, come, my Kate, we will unto your fa-
Even in these honest mean habiliments: [ther's,
Our purses fhall be proud, our garments poor;
For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich:
And as the fun breaks through the darkest clouds,
So honour peereth in the meanest habit.
What, is the jay more precious than the lark,
Because his feathers are more beautiful?
Or is the adder better than the eel,
Because his painted skin contents the eye?
Oh, no, good Káté; neither art thou the worfe
For this

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furniture, and mean array.
If thou account'st it frame, lay it on me;
And therefore frolic;, we will hence forth with,
To feast and sport us at thy father's house. -
Go call my men, and let us straight to hiin,
And bring our horses unto Long-lane end,
There will we mount, and thither walk on foot.
Let's see, I think ’tis now fome feven o'clock,
And well we may come there by dinner time.

Cath. I dare assure you, Sir, 'tis almost two;
And 'twill be fupper-time ere you come there.

Pet. It shall be seven ere I
Look, what I speak, or do, or think to do,
You are still crossing it; Sirs, let't alone,
I will not go to-day, and ere I do,
It shall be what o'clock I say it is.
Hor. Why, fo: this gallant will command the
fun. [Exeunt Pet. Cath, and Hor.

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case, Séru. “ It shall be done, my Lord: come, help 36.to bear him hence."

[They bear of Sly. SCENE, before Baptista's Houfe. Enter TRANIO, and the Pedant dressed like

VINCENTIO.

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Tra. Sir, this is the house, please it you that I call?

Ped. Ay, what eller and (but I be deceived,) Signior Baptista may remember me Near twenty years ago in Genoa, Where we were lodgers, at the Pegasus. (22)

Tra. 'Tis well, and hold your own in any case, With such austerity as 'longeth to a father,

Enter TIONDELLO. Ped. I warrant you: but, Sir, here comes your "Twere good he were schooled.

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Tra. Fear you not him : firrah, Biondello,
Now do your duty throughly, I advise you:
Imagine 'twere the right Vincentia.

Bion. Tut, fear not me.
Tra. But halt thou done thy errand to Baptista?

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(22) Tra. tl'here we were lodgers at the Pegasus.] This line has in all the editions hitherto been given to Tranio.

But Tranio could with no propriety speak this, either in his assumed or real charader ducentio was too young to

know any thing of lodging with his father, twenty years "before at Genoa : and Tranio must be as much too young, or very unfit to represent and perfonate Lucentio. Ibave ventured to place the line to the Pedant, to whom it must sccrtainly belong, and is a lequel of what he was before saying.

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Bion. I told him that your father was in Venice, And that you looked for him this day in Padua...

. Tra Th’art a tall fellow, hold thee that to drink;
Here comes Baptista; fet your countenance, Sir.

Enter BAPTISTA and LUCENTIO.
Signior Baptista, you are happily met:
Sir, this is the gentleman I told you of;
I pray you ftand, good father, to me now,
Give me Bianca for my patrimony,

Ped. Soft, son. Sir, by your leave, having come to
To gather in fome debts, my fon Lucentio [Padua
Made me acquainted with a weighty cause
Of love between your daughter and himself:..
And for the good report I hear of you,
And for the love he beareth to your daughter,
And she to him; to stay him not too long,
I am content in a good father's care,
To have him matched; and if you please to like
No worse than I, Sir, upon some agreement,
Me shall you find molt ready and most willing
With one content to have her so bestowed :
For curious I cannot be with you,
Signior Baprift, of whom I hear so well..

Bap. Sir, pardon me in what I have to say:
Your plainness and your shortness please me well.
Right true it is, your son Lucentio here
Doth love my danghter, and the loveth him,,
Or both dilleinble deeply their affections ;
And therefore if you fay no more than tuis,
That like a father you will deal with him,.
And pass my daughter a fufficient dowry,
The match is made, and all is done,
Your son shall have my daughter with consent.
Tra.I thank you, Sir. Where then do you know beste

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Be we affied; and such affurance ta’en,
As fhall with either part's agreement ftand?

Bap. Not in my house, Lucentio; for, you know,
Pitchers have ears, and have many fervants;
Befides, old Gremio is hearkning still;
And, haply, then we might be interrupted.

Tra. Then at my lodging, an it like you, Sir,
There doth my father ly; and there this night
We'll pass the business privately and well:
Send for your daughter by your servant here,
My boy shall fetch the scrivener presently.
The worst is this, that at fo flender warning
You're like to have a thin and flender pittance.

Bap. It likes me well. Go, Cambio, hye you bomex
And bid Bianca make her ready straight:
And if you will, tell what hath happened here:
Lucentio's father is arrived in Padua,
And how she's like to be Lucentio's wife.
Luc. I pray the gods fhe nray, with all my heart!

[Exit.
Tra. Dally not with the gods, but get thee gone.
Signior Baptista, foaff I lead the way?
Welcome: one mess is like to be
Come, Sir, we will better it in Pisa.
Bap. I'll follow you.

[Exeunt.
Entor LUCENTIQ and BIONDELLO.
Bion. Cambio.
Luc. What fayeit thou, Biondello?

Bion. You saw my malter wink and laugh upon you.

lur. Biondello, what of that?

Bion. 'Faith, nothing; but l’as left me here be. hind to expound the meaning or moral of his figas and tokens.

Lur. I pray thee, moralize theme

your cheer.

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Bion. Then thus. Baptida is fafę, talking with the deceiving father of a deceitful fon. Luc. And what of him?.

Bion. His daughter is to be brought by you, to the supper.

· Luc. And then? : Bion. The old priest at St Luke's church is at your command at all hours.. Luc. And what of all this?

Bion. I cannot tell, except they are busied about a counterfeit alsurance; take you assurance of her, cum privilegio ad imprimendum folùn; to th' church. take the priest, clerk, and some sufficient honest witnesses. If this be not that you look for, I have no more to say, But bid Bianca farewel for ever and a day. .

Luc. Hearest thou, Biondello ?

Bion. I cannot tarry; I knew a wench married in an afternoon as the went to the garden for parfly to stuff a rabbet; and fo may you, Sir, and io adieu, Sir; iny maiter hath appointed me to go tó St Luke's, to bid the priest be ready to come an gainst you come with your appendix.. [Exit.

Luc. I may, and will, if flue be so contented : She will be pleased, then wherefore lhould I doubt?' Hap what hap may, I'll roundly go about her: It Thall-go-hard if. Cambio go without her. [Exit.

SCENE, a green

Lane... Enter PETRUCHIO, CAT-HARINA, and HORTENSIO, Pet. Come on, o' God's naine, once more towards our father's.

[moon! Good Lord, how bright and goodly shines the Cath.: The moon! the sun; it is not moon: now.

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