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And woo her with some spirit when she comes.
ried:But here she comes ; and now, Petruchio, speak.
Good-morrow, Kate; for that's your name, I hear. Kath. Well have you heard, but something hard
of hearing; They call me-Katharine, that do talk of me. Pet. You lie, in faith ; for you are call'd plain
Why, what's a moveable?
Kath. A joint-stool.
Thou hast hit it: come, sit on me.
mean. Pet. Alas, good Kate! I will not burden thee: For, knowing thee to be but young and light,
Kath. Too light for such a swain as you to
And yet as heavy as my weight should be.
Pet. Should be? should buz.
Well ta'en, and like a buzzard. Pet. O, slow-wing'd turtle! shall a buzzard take
thee? Kath. Ay, for a turtle; as he takes a buzzard. Pet. Come, come, you wasp; i'faith, you are too
angry. Kath. If I be waspish, best beware my sting. Pet. My remedy is then, to pluck it out. Kath. Ay, if the fool could find it where it lies. Pet. Who knows not where a wasp doth wear his
sting? In his tail.
Kath. In his tongue.
well. Pet. What, with my tongue in your tail? nay,
come again, Good Kate; I am a gentleman. Kath.
That I'll try.
[Striking him. Pet. I swear I'll cuff you, if you strike again.
• A joint-stool.] This is a proverbial expression :
See Ray's Collection,
Kath. So may you lose your arms:
Pet. A herald, Kate? O, put me in thy books.
. So sour.
Had I a glass, I would.
Well aim'd of such a young one.
'Tis not with cares. Kath.
I care not. Pet. Nay, hear you, Kate: in sooth, you 'scape
not so. Kath. I chafe you, if I tarry; let me go.
Pet. No, not a whit; I find you passing gentle. 'Twas told me, you were rough, and coy, and sullen, And now I find report a very liar; For thou art pleasant, gamesome, passing courteous; But slow in speech, yet sweet as spring-time flowers: Thou canst not frown, thou canst not look askance, Nor bite the lip, as angry wenches will; Nor hast thou pleasure to be cross in talk;
7- a craven.] A craven is a degenerate, dispirited cock. Craven was a term also applied to those who in appeals of battle became recreant, and by pronouncing this word, called for quarter from their opponents; the consequence of which was they were for ever after deemed infamous.
But thou with mildness entertain'st thy wooers, .
Kath. Go, fool, and whom thou keep'st com
Kath. Where did you study all this goodly speech?
Yes; keep you warm.
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How but well, sir? how but well?
your dumps ?
Pet. Father, 'tis thus,-yourself and all the world,
Kath. I'll see thee hang’d on Sunday first.
night our part! Pet. Be patient, gentlemen; I choose her for
. myself; If she and I be pleas’d, what's that to you? 'Tis bargain'd 'twixt us 'twain, being alone, That she shall still be curst in company. I tell you, 'tis incredible to believe How much she loves me: O, the kindest Kate!She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss She vied so fast, protesting oath on oath,
• She vied so fast,) Vye and recye were terms at cards, now superseded by the more modern word, brug.