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And give assurance to Baptista Minola,
| Kath. The more my wrong, the more his spite As if he were the right Vincentio.
What, did he marry me to famish me? (appears: Take in your love, and then let me alone.
Beggars, that come unto my father's door, [Ereunt Lucentio and Bianca. Upon entreaty, have a present alms; Enter a Pedant.
5|1f not, elsewhere they meet with charity: Ped. God save you, sir !
But I,—who never knew how to entreat, Tra, And you, sir! you are welcome.
Nor never needed that I should entreat,Travel you far on, or are you at the farthest? Am starv'd for meat, giddy for lack of sleep;
Ped. Sir, at the farthest for a week or two: With oaths kept waking, and with brawling fed : Put then up farther; and as far as Rome ; 10 Andthat which spites me more than all these wants, And so to Tripoly, if God lend me life. | Je does it under name of perfect love; Tra. What countryman, I pray?
As who should say,- if I should sleep, or eat, Ped. Of Mantua.
Twere deadly sickness, or else present death.
Ped. My life, sir! how, I pray? for that goes Gru. What say you to a neat's foot ?
Kuth. 'Tis passing good; I prythee, let me have
Gru. I cannot tell; I fear, 'tis cholerick. 'Tis marvel; but that you're but newly come, What say you to a piece of beef, and mustard ? You might have heard it else proclaim'd about. Kath. A dish that I do love to feed upon. Ped. Alas, sir, it is worse for me than so;
Gru. Ay, but the mustard is too hot a little. For I have bills for money by exchange
23 Kuth. Why, then the beet, and let the mustard From Florence, and must here deliver them. '
[mustard, Tra. Well, sir, to do you courtesy,
Gru. Nay, then I will not; you shall have the This will I do, and this will I advise vou ;
Or else you get no beef of Gruinio. First, tell me, have you ever been at Pisa?
Kath. Then both, or one, or any thing thou wilt. Ped. Ay, sir, in Pisa have I often been;
Gru. Why, then the mustard without the beef. Pisa, renowned for grave citizens.
Kath.Go get thee gone, thou false deluding slave, Tra. Among them, knew you one Vincentio?
[Beats hiir. Ped. I know hiin not, but I have heard of him ; That feed'st me with the very name of meat: A merchant of incomparable wealth.
Sorrow on thee, and all the pack of you, Tru. He is my father, sir; and, sooth to say, 35 That triumph thus upon my misery! In countenance somewhat doth resemble you. Go, get thee gone, I say. Bion. As much as an apple doth an oyster, and Enter Petruchio and Hortensio, trith meat, all one.
[dside. Pet. How fares my Kate? What, sweeting, all Tra. To save your life in this extremity,
ainort?? This favour will I do you for his sake;
Hor. Mistress, what cheer? And think it not the worst of all your fortunes, Kath. 'Faith, as cold as can be.
[me. That you are like to sir Vincentio.
Pet. Pluck up thy spirits, look chearfully upon His name and credit shall you undertake,
Here, love; thou seest how diligent I am,
Here, take away this dish.
1501 Pet. The poorest service is repaid with thanks; Tra. Then go with me, to make the matter good. And so shall mine, before you touch the meat. This, by the way, I let you understand ;
Kuth. I thank you, sir. My father is here look'd for every day,
| Hor. Signior Petruchio, fye! you are to blame: To pass assurance' of a dower in marriage
Come, mistress Kate, I'll bear you company. Tixt me and one Baptista's daughter here: 55 Pet. Eat it up all, Hortensio, if thou lov'st me.In all these circumstances I'll instruct you :
[Aside, Go with me, sir, to cloath you as becomes you. Much good do it unto thy gentle heart !
[Eicunt. Kate; eat apace:--And now, my honey love, SCENE III.
Will we return unto thy father's house; Enter Katharine and Grumio. 160 And revel it as bravely as the best, Gru. No, no, forsooth; I dare not for my life. With silken coats, and caps, and golden rings,
That is, to make a conveyance or deed. Meaning, has ended in nothing.
? A gallicism, meaning dejected, depressed, spiritless,
With ruffs, andcuffs, and fardingales, and things ? ; Away, thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant:
Just as my master had direction :
Gru. I gave him no order, I gave him the stuff. Lay forth the gown.- What news with you, sir? | Tay. But how did you desire it should be made?
Hab. Here is the cap vour worship did bespeak. 10 Gru. Marry, sir, with needle and thread.
P«t. Why, this was moulded on a porringer; Tuy. But did you not request to have it cut? A velvet dish ;- fye, fye! 'tis lewd and filthy : Gru. Thou hast fac'd many things 4. Why, 'tis a cockle, or a walnut-shell,
Tay. I have. A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap;
Gru. Face not me: thou hast brav'd' many Away with it; come, let me have a bigger. 15 men; brave not me; I will neither be fac'd nor
Kath. I'll have no bigger; this doth it the time, brav'd. I say unto thee,--I bid thy master cutout And gentlewomen wear such caps as these. the gown; but I did not bid him cut it to pieces:
Pet. When you are gentle, you shall have one too, kergo, thou liest. And not 'till then.
1 Tay. Why, here is the note of the fashion to Hor. That will not be in haste. [ Aside. 20 testify. kuth. Why, sir, I trust, I may have leave to Pet. Read it. . speak;
Gru. The note lies in his throat, if he say I said so. And speak I will; I am no child, no babe:
Tay. Imprimis, a loose-bodied gown: Your betters have endur'd me say my mind; Gru. Master, it ever I said loose-body'd gown, And, if you cannot, best you stop your ears. 25 sew me up in the skirts of it, and beat me to death Mly tongue will tell the anger of my heart; with a bottom of brown thread. I said, a gown.' Orelse my heart, concealing it, will break:
Pet. Proceed. And, rather than it shall, I will be free
Tuy. Viith a small coinpass'd cape". Even to the uttermost, as I please in words.
Gru. I confess the cape. Pet. Why, thou say'st true; it is a paltry cap, 30) Tay. With a trunk slieve; A custard-coffin?, a bauble, a silken pye:
Gru. I confess two sleeves. I love thee well, in that thou lik'st it not.
Tau. The sleerts curiously cut. Kath. Love me, or love me not, I like the cap:) Pet. Ay, there's the villainy. And it I will have, or I will have none. [us see't. Gru. Error i' the bill, sir; error i' the bill. I
Pet. Thy gown? why, ay :-Come, taylor, lei 35 cominanded the sleeves should be cut out and sew'd O mercy, God! what masking stuts is here? up again ; and that I'll prove upon thee, though What's this? a sleeve? 'tis like a deini-cannon: I thy little finger be armed in a thimble. What! up and down, carv'd like an apple-tart? Tay. This is true, that I say; an I had thee in Here's snip, and pip, and cut, and slish, and slash, place where, thou should'st know it. Like to a censer in a barber's shop :- [this: 40 Gru. I am for thee straight: take thou the bill, Why, what o' devil's name, tavlor, call'st thou give me thy mete-vard, and spare not me. (no odds. Hor. I see, she's like to have neither cap uor Ilor. God-a-mercy, Grumio! then he shall have goun.
Aside. Pet. Well, sir, in brief, the gown is not for me. Tay. You bid me make it orderly and well, Gru. You are i'the right, sir;'tis formy mistress. According to the fashion, and the time.
Pet. Go, take it up unto thy master's use. Pet. Marry, and did; but if you be rememb'red, Gru. Villain, not for thy life: Take up my I did not bid you mar it to the time.
I mistress' gown for thy master's use. Go, hop me over every kennel home,
Pet. Why, sir, wliat's your conceit in that? For you shall hop without my custom, sir: | Gru. Oh, sir, the conceit is deeper tban you I'll none of it; hence, make your best of it. 150
think for: Kath. I never saw a better fashion'd gown, [able: Take up my mistress' gown unto his master's use! More quaint, more pleasing, nor more commend- Oh, fye, fye, fye! Belike, you mean to make a puppet of me. [thee. Pet. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the taylor Pet. Why, true; he means to inake a puppet o'
[Aside. Tay. She says, your worship means to make a 55 Go take it hence: be gone, and say no more. puppet of her.
| Hor. Taylor, l'il pay thee for thy gown tv-morPet. Oh monstrous arrogance !
Take no unkindness of his hasty words: [row: Thou lyest, thou thread, thou thimble, I Away, I say; commend me to thy master. Thou yard, three-quarters, half-yard, quarter, nail,
[Erit Taylor. Thou flea, thou nit, thou winter cricket thou:- 60 Pet. Well, come, my Kate; we will unto your Bray'd in mine own house with a skein of thread!
Meaning, trifles too insignificant to deserve enumeration. This was the old culinary term for the raised crust of a custard. ? i. e. be-measure. 4i. e. turned up many garments with facings, &c. i. e. made many men fine, bravery being formerly used to signify elegance of dress. i.e. a round cape.
Even in these honest mean habiliments;
lI am content in a good father's care, Our purses shall be proud, our garments poor: To have him match'd; and,- if you please to like For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich ; No worse than I, sir,-upon some agreement And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, Me shall you find ready and willing So honour peereth in the meanest habit. 7 5 With one consent to have her so bestow'd : What, is the jay more precious than the lark, For curious ! I cannot be with you, Because his feathers are more beautiful ?
Signior Baptista, of whom I hear so well. Or is the adder better th... the eel,
Bap. Sir, pardon me in what I have to say Because his painted skin contents the eye?
Your plainness, and your shortness, please me well. Oh, no, good Kate: neither art thou the worse 10 Right true it is, your son Lucentio here For this poor furniture, and mean array.
Doth love my daughter, and she loveth bim, . If thou account'st it shame, lay it on me:
Or both dissemble deeply their affections : And therefore, frolick; we will hence forthwith, And, therefore, if you say no more than this, To feast and sport us at thy father's house.
That like a father you will deal with him, Go, call iny men, and let us straight to him; 15 And pass my daughter a sufficient dower, And bring our horses unto Long-lane end,
The match is made, and all is done!
Bap. Not in my house, Lucentio ; for, you Look, what I speak, or do, or think to do,
know, You are still crossing it.- Sirs, let 't alone: Pitchers have ears, and I have many servants; I will not go to-day: and ere I do,
125 Besides, old Gremio is hearkening still ; It shall be what o'clock I say it is.
And happily ?, we might be interrupted. Hor. Why, so! this gallant will command the sun. | Tra. Then, at my lodging, an it like you, sir : [Exe. Petruchio, Katharina, and Hortensio. There doth my father lie; and there, this night, SCENE IV.
| We'll pass the business privately and well :
|30|Send for your daughter by your servant here, Before Baptista's House.
My boy shall fetch the scrivener presently, Enter Tranio, and the Pedant dressed like The worst is this,--that, at so slender warning, Vincentio.
You're like to have a thin and slender pittance. Tra. Sir, thisis the house; Please it you that I call?! Bap. It likes me well:-Cambio, hie you home,
Ped. Ay, what else ? and but I be deceiv'd, 135 And bid Bianca make her ready straight: Signior Baptista may reinember me,
And, if you will, tell what hath happened ; Near twenty years ago, in Genoa,
Lucentio's father is arriv'd in Padua, Where we were lodgers at the Pegasus.
And how she's like to be Lucentio's wife. Tra. 'Tis well; and hold your own in any case, Luc. I pray the gods she may, with all my heart. With such austerity as longeth to a father.
[Erit. Enter Biondelle.'
| Tra. Dally not with the gods, but get thee gone. Ped. I warrant you: But, sir, here comes your Signior Baptista, shall I lead the way? Twere good, he were school'd, .
[boy: Welcome! one mess is like to be your cheer: Tra. Fear you not him. Sirrah Biondello, Come, sir; we will better it in Pisa. Now do your duty thoroughly, I advise you; 451 Bap. I follow you.
[Ereunt. Imagine 'twere the right Vincentio.
[Lucentio returns. Bion. Tut! fear not me.
Luc. What say'st thou, Biondello ? [you? Tra. But hast thou done thy errand to Baptista: Bion. You saw my master wink and laugh upon
Bion. I told him that your father was in Venice; Luc. Biondello, what of that? And that you look'd for him this day in Padua. 501 Bion. 'Faith, nothing; But he hath left me here
Tra. Thou'rta tall fellow; hold thee that to drink. behind, to expound the meaning or moral of his Here comes Baptista ;-set your countenance, sir. signs and tokens. Enter Baptista and Lucentio.
Luc. I pray thee, moralize them. Signior Baptista, you are happily met:
Bion. Then thus. Baptista is safe, talking with Sir, this is the gentleman I told you of; |55|the deceiving father of a deceitful son. I pray you, stand good father to me now,
Luc. And what of lim? Give me Bianca for my patrimony.
| Bion. His daughter is to be brought by you to Ped. Soft, son
the supper. Sir, by your leave ; having come to Padua
Luc. And then? To gather in some debts, my son Lucentio 60! Bion. 'The old priest at Saint Luke's church is at Made me acquainted with a weighty cause Jyour command at all hours. Of love between your daughter and himself: " Luc. And what of all this? And, for the good report I hear of you; U Bion. I cannot tell; expect they are busied about And for the love he beareth to your daughter, a counterfeit assurance: take your assurance of her And she to hin,-to stay him not too long 165 cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum: to the church
· Meaning, scrupulous, . i. e. aceidentally, in which sense happily was used in Shakspeare's time.
take the priest, clerk, and some sufficient honest! Such war of white and red within her cheeks! witnesses:
(say, What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty If this be not that you look for, I have no more to As those two eyes become that heavenly face? But, bid Bianca farewell for ever and a day. Fair lovely maid, once more good day to thee:Luc. Hear'st thou, Biondello?
| 5 Sweet Kaie, embrace her for her beauty's sake. Bion. I cannot tarry: I knew a wench married Hor. 'A will make the man mad, to make a in an afternoon a; she went to the garden for pars woman of him. ly to stuffa rabbet; and so may you, sir; and so Kath. Young budding virgin, fair, and fresh, adieu, sir. My master bath appointed me to go
and sweet, to Saint Luke's, to bid the priest be ready to come 10 Whither away; or where is thy abode ? against you come with your appendix. [Erit. Happy the parents of so fair a child;
Luc. I may, and will, it she be so contented: (Happier the man, whom favourable stars She will be pleas'd, then wherefore should I doubt! Allot thee for his lovely bedfellow! (not mad : Hap what hap may, I'll roundly go about her; Pet. Why, how now, Kate! I hope, thou art It shall go hard, if Cambio go without her. [Erit. 15 This is a man, old, wrinkled, faded, wither'd; SCENE V.
And not a maiden, as thou say'st he is.
Kath. Pardon, old father, my mistaking eyes, A green Lane.
That have been so bedazzled with the sun, Enter Petruchio, Katharine, and Hortensio. That every thing I look on seemeth green: Pet. Come on, o'God's name; once inore to-20 Now I perceive, thou art a reverend tather : ward our father's.
Pardon, I pray thee, for my mad mistaking. Good Lord, how bright and goodly shines the Pet. Do, good old grand-sire; and, withal, moon!
make known Kath. The moon! the sun: it is not moon- Which way thou travellest; if along with us, light now.
125/ We shall be joyful of thy company. Pet. I say, it is the moon that shines so bright. Vin. Fair sir, and you my merry mistress, me; Kath. I know it is the sun that shines so bright. That with your strange encounter much amaz'd
Pet. Now, by my mother's son, and that's my- My name is called-Vincentio ; my dwelling, It shall be moon or star, or what I list, (self, And bound I am to Padua; there to visit (Pisa; Or ere I journey to your father's house:-- 30 A son of mine, which long I bave not seen. Go on, and fetch our horses back again.
Pet. What is his name? Evermore crost, and crost; nothing but crost. Vin. Lucentio, gentle sir.
Ilor. Say as he says, or we shall never go. | Pet. Happily met; the happier for thy son.
Kat. Forward, I pray, since we are come so far, And now by law, as well as reverend age, And be it moon, or sun, or what you please: 35/I may entitle thee-my loving father ; And if you please to call it a rush candle,
The sister to my wife, this gentlewoman, Henceforth I vow it shall be so for me.
Thy son by this hath marry'd:-wonder not, Pet. I say, it is the moon.
Nor be not griev'd: she is of good esteem, Kath. I know it is the moon.
Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth; Pet. Nay, then you lye; it is the blessed sun. 40 Beside, so qualitied as may beseem
Kath. Then, Göd be blest, it is the blessed The spouse of any noble gentleman. But sun it is not, when you say it is not; [sun: Let me embrace with old Vincentio : And the moon changes, even as your mind. And wander we to see thy honest son, What you will have it nam'd, even that it is; Who will of thy arrival be full joyous. And so it shall be so, for Katharine.
145 Vin. But is this true? or is it else your plea. Hor. Petruchio, go thy ways; the field is won. Like pleasant travellers, to break a jest [sure, Pet. Well, forward, forward : thus the bowi Upon the company you overtake? should run,
| Hor. I do assure thee, father, so it is. And not unluchily against the bias.
1 Pet. Come, go alom..., and see the truth hereof; But soft; company is coming here.
150 For our first inerriment hath made thee jealous. Enter l'incentio.
I [Ereunt Petruchio, Katharine, and l'incentio. Good-morrow, gentle mistress: Where away-1 Hor. Well, Petruchio, this hath puinein heart.
so l'incentio. Have to my widow: and if she be froward, Tell me, sweet Kate, and tell me truly 100,- Then hast thou tauglit Hortensio to be untoLast thou beheld a fresher gentlewoman? 1551 ward.
A C T V.
Ito need thee at home, therefore leave us.
| Bion. Nav, faith, I'll see the church o' your Enter Biondello, Lucentio,und Biuncu; Gremio buck; and then come back to iny master as soon walking on one side. as I can.
[Ereunt. Bion. SOFTLY and swistly, sir; for the 60 Gre. I marvel, Cambio comés not all this while. W priest is ready.
Enter Ptt Kath. Vincentio, and watendants. Lyc. I fly, Biondello: but they may chance) | Pet. Sir, here's the door, this is Lucentio's house,
My father's bears more toward the market-place:1 | Tra. How now! what's the matter?
Bup. What, is the man lunatick?
[Knocks. Learl and gold? I thank my good ather, I am - Gre. They're busy within, you were best knockl Jible to mamtain it. louder. [Pédunt looks out of the windoui | Vin. Thy father?-Oh villain! he is a sail
Ped. What's he, that knocks as he would beat naker in Bergamo. down the gate?
Ic Bap. You mistake, sir; you mistake, sir: Pray, Vin. Is siguior Lucentio within, sir? riithal. shat do you think is his name? Ped. He's within, sir, but not to be spoken Vin. His name? as it I knew not his name: I
Vin. What if a man bring bim a hundred pound save brought him up ever since he was three or two, to make merry withal ?
years old, and his name is-Tranio. Ped. Keep your hundred pounds to yourself;1: Ped. Away, away, mad ass! bis name is LHhe shall need none, so long as I live.
entio; and he is mine only son, and heir to the Pet. Nay, I told you, your son was belovedl lands of me signior Vincentio. in Padua.- Do you hear, sir?-To leave frivol l'in. Lucentio!-oh, he hath murdered his lous circumstances, -I pray you, tell signior Lu- master!--Lay hold on him, I charge you, in the centio, that his father is come from Pisa, and is 20 luke's name:-Oh my son, my son!-tell nie, here at the door to speak with him.
I thou villain, where is my son Lucentio? Ped. Thou liest; his father is come to Padua, | Tru.Call toithan officer: carry this mad knave and here looking out at the window.
to the jail:--father Baptista, I charge you, see, Vin. Art thou his father?
that he be forth-coming. Ped Ay, sir : so his mother says, if I may be-2: Tin. Carry me to the jail ! lieve her.
| Gre. Stay, officer; he shall not go to prison. Pet. Why, how now, gentleman! why, this is Bip. Talk not, signior Gremio ; I say he shall fiat knavery, to take upon you another man's go to prison. name.
| Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be Ped. Lay hands on the villain; I believe, a'3 coney-catched? in this business; I dare swear, means to cozen somebody in this city under my this is the right Vincentio. countenance.
Ped. Swear, if thou dar’st.
Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it. Bion. I have seen them in the church together; Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not God send 'em good shipping -But who is here: 35 Lucentio ? mine old master Vincentio? now we are undone, I Gre. Yes, I know thee to be signior Lucentio. and brought to nothing.
Bap. Awaywith the dotard; to the jail with him. Vin. Come hither, crack-hemp.[Seeing Bion. Pin. Thusstrangers may be hald and abus'd:Bion. I hope, I may chuse, sir.
Oh monstrous villain! Vin. Come hither, you rogue; What, have 10 Re-enter Biondello, with Lucentin, and Bianca. you forgot me?
Bion. Oh, we are spoiled, and Yonder he is; Bion. Forgot you? no, sir: I could not forget deny him, forswear hiin, or else we are all undone. you, for I never saw you before in all my life. I
[Exeunt Biondello, Trunio, and Prilant. Vin. What, you notorious villain, did'st thoul | Luc. Pardon, sweet father. [Kneeling. never see thy master's father Vincentio? 1451 Vin. Lives my sweet son?
Bion. What, my worshipful old inaster? yes, I Bian. Pardon, dear father. marry, sir; see where he looks out of the window. | Bap. How hast thou offended ?
Vin. Is't so indeed? [He beats Biondelo. Where is Lucentio?
Bion. Ilelp, help, help! here's a madman will | Luc. Here's Lucentio, murder me.
[Erit. 50 Right son unto the right Vincentio; Ped. Help, son! help, signior Baptista! That have by marriage made thy daughter mine,
Pet. Pr'yihee, Kate, let's stand aside, and see While counterfeit supposes blear'd thine eyne. the end of this controversy. [Thy retire. Gre. Here's packing, with a witness, to deceive Re-enter below, the Pedant with servants, Bap- Jus all! tista, and Tranio.
1551 Vin. Where is that damned villain, Tranio, Tra. Sir, what are you, that offer to beat my That fac'd and brav'd me in this matter so? servant?
Bap. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio? Vin. What am I, sir? nay, what are you, sir? - Bion. Cambio is chang'd into Lucentio. Oh, immortal gods! Oh, fine villain! a silken: 1 Luc. Lovewrought these miracles. Bianca'slove doublet! a velvet hose! a scarlet cloak! and a 60 Made me exchange my state with Tranio, copatain' hat! Oh, I am undone! I am undone! Wbile he did bear my countenance in the town; While I play the good husband at home, my son And happily I have arriv'd at last and my servant spend all at the university. TUnto the wished haven of my bliss :
? i.e. a hat with a very high conical crown.
?i. e. tricked, cheated.