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Bian. And may you prove, sir, master of your
art! Luc. While you, sweet dear, prove mistress of
[They retire. Hor. Quick proceeders, marry! Now, tell me, I
pray, You that durst swear that
mistress Bianca Lov'd none in the world so well as Lucentio. Tra. O despiteful love! unconstant
Hor. Mistake no more: I am not Licio,
Tra. Signior Hortensio, I have often heard
be so contented, Forswear Bianca and her love for ever.
Hor. Signior Lucentio,
Tra. And here I take the like unfeigned oath, Ne'er to marry with her though she would entreat: Hor. 'Would, all the world, but he, had quite
forsworn! For me, – that I may surely keep mine oath, I will be married to a wealthy widow, Ere three days pass; which hath as long lov'd me, As I have lov'd this proud disdainful haggard : And so farewell, signior Lucentio.Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks,
6 Despicable fellow.
Shall win my love: - and so I take my leave, In resolution as I swore before. [Exit Hortensio. - LUCENTIO and BIANCA
Then we are rid of Licio.
Bian. Heaven give him joy!
says so, Tranio.
Enter BIONDELLO, running.
What is he, Biondello ?
Luc. And what of him, Tranio ?
Tra. If he be credulous, and trust my tale, I'll make him glad to seem Vincentio;
8 A merchant or a schoolmaster.
And give assurance to Baptista Minola,
[Exeunt LUCENTIO and BIANCA.
Enter a Pedant.
Ped. God save you, sir !
And you, sir! you are welcome.
far on, or are you at the furthest? Ped. Sir, at the furthest for a week or two: But then
far as Rome; And so to Tripoly, if God lend me life.
Tra. What countryman, I pray?
marry, heaven forbidi And come to Padua, careless of
not the cause? Your ships are staid at Venice; and the duke (For private quarrel 'twixt your duke and him) Hath publish'd and proclaim'd it openly: 'Tis marvel; but that you're but newly come, You might have heard it else proclaim'd about.
Ped. Alas, sir, it is worse for me than $0; For I have bills for money by exchange From Florence, and must here deliver them.
Tra. Well, sir, to do you courtesy, This will I do, and this will I advise you; First, tell me, have you ever been at Pisa ?
Ped. Ay, sir, in Pisa have I often been; Pisa, renowned for grave citizens.
Tra. Among them, know you one Vincentio?
Ped. I know him not, but I have heard of him; A merchant of incomparable wealth.
Tra. He is my father, sir; and, sooth to say, In countenance somewhat doth resemble you.
Bion. As much as an apple dota an oyster, and
[ Aside. Tra. To save your life in this extremity, This favour will I do
for his sake;
so shall you stay
have done business in the city :
be courtesy, sir, accept of it.
Tra. Then with me, to make the matter good.
A Room in Petruchio's House.
Enter KATHARINA and GRUMI0.
life. Kath. The more my wrong, the more his spite
Am starv'd for meat, giddy for lack of sleep';
Gru. What say you to a neat's foot ?
Kath. I like it well; good Grumio, fetch it me.
Gru. I cannot tell; I fear, 'tis cholerick.
Kath. A dish that I do love to feed upon.
9 Dispirited; a Gallicism,