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CENTI0.) that hath been long studying at Rheims;
Her affability, and bashful modesty,
Pet. I see, you do not mean to part with her ;
will curse your
, this is a gift very grateful, I am sure of
than any, I freely give
unto you this young scholar [Presenting.Lu.
4 A proverbial exclamation then in use.
as cunning in Greek, Latin, and other languages, as the other in musick and mathematicks : his name is Cambio; pray, accept his service.
Bap. A thousand thanks, signior Gremio : welcome, good Cambio. - But, gentle sir, [To TRANIO.] methinks, you walk like a stranger; May I be so bold to know the cause of your coming ?
Tra. Pardon me, sir, the boldness is mine own;
may have welcome 'mongst the rest that woo,
the set of books,
Enter a Servant.
And then to dinner : You are passing welcome,
Pet: Signior Baptista, my business asketh haste,
Bap. After my death, the one half of my lands :
Pet. And, for that dowry, I'll assure her of
for that is all in all.
winds, That shake not, though they blow perpetually.
Re-enter HORTENSIO, with his head broken. Bap. How now, my friend? why dost thou look
so pale? Hor. For fear, I promise you, if I look pale.
Bap. What, will my daughter prove a good mu
sician? Hor. I think, she'll sooner prove a soldier ; Iron may hold with her, but never lutes. Bap. Why, then thou canst not break her to the
lute? Hor. Why, no; for she hath broke the lute to me. I did but tell her, she mistook her frets', And bow'd her hand to teach her fingering ; When, with a most impatient devilish spirit, Frets, call you these? quoth she : I'll fume with them: And, with that word, she struck me on the head, And through the instrument my pate
way; And there I stood amazed for a while, As on a pillory, looking through the lute: While she did call me, rascal fiddler, And—twangling Jack; with twenty such vile terms, As she had studied to misuse me so.
Pet. Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench;
[Exeunt BAPTISTA, GREMIO, TRANIO,
5 A fret in music is the stop which causes or regulates the vibration of the string.
Then I'll commend her volubility,
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
Kate, And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst; But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom, Kate of Kate-Hall, my super-dainty Kate, For dainties are all cates : and therefore, Kate, Take this of me, Kate of my consolation ; Hearing thy mildness prais'd in every town, Thy virtues spoke of, and thy beauty sounded, (Yet not so deeply as to thee belongs,) Myself am mov’d to woo thee for my
wife. Kath. Mov'd! in good time: let him that mov'd
you hither, Remove
hence: I knew you at the first,
Why, what's a moveable ?
Thou hast hit it: come, sit on me.
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 catch; And yet as heavy as my weight should be.
Pet. Should be? should buz,