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I bear my sweet Bianca, if I can by any means Tra. Nay, then, 'tis time to stir him from his
light on a fit man, to teach her that wherein she
delights, I will wish him to her father.

I pray, awake, sir; If you love the maid,
Hor. So will 1, signior Gremio: But a word, 1 Bend thoughts and wits to achieve her. Thus it
Though the nature quarrel never

:
provok’a parte, know now, upon advice, il moucheth Her elder sister is so curst and shrewd,
us both,—that we may yet again have access to our That, till the father rid his hands of her,
fair mistress, and be happy rivals in Bianca's love, Master, your love must live a maid at home;
-o labour and effect one thing 'specially. And therefore has he closely mew'd her up,
Gre, What's that, I pray?

Because she shall not be annoy'd with suitors. Hor. Marry, sir, io get a husband for her sister.. Luc. Ah, Tranio, what a cruel father's he! Gre, A husband ! a devil.

But art thou not advis'd, he look some care Hor. I say, a husband.

To get her cunning schoolmasters to instruct her? Gre. I say, a devil: Think'st thou, Hortensio, Tra. Ay marry, am I, sir; and now 'tis pleed. though her father be very rich, any man is so very Luc. I have it, Tranió. a fool to be married to hell ?

Master, for my hand, Hor. Tush, Gremio, though it pass your patience, Both our inventions meet and jump in one. and mine, to endure her loud alarums, why, man, Luc. Tell me thine first. there be good fellows in the world, an a man could Tra.

You will be schoolmaster, light on them, would take her with all faults, and And undertake the teaching of the maid: money enough.

That's your device. Gré. I cannot tell ; but I had as lief take her Luc.

It is : May it be done? dowry with this condition,—to be whipped at the Tra. Not possible; for who shall bear your part, high-cross every morning.

And be in Padua here Vincentio's son ? Hor. Faith, as you say, there's small choice in Keep house, and ply his book; welcome his friends ; rotten apples.' But, come ; since this bar in law Visit his countrymen, and banquet them? makes us friends, it shall be so far forth friendly Luc. Basta ;8 content thee; for I have it full. maintained,- till by helping, Baptista's eldest We have not yet been seen in any house; daughter to a husband, we set his youngest free for Nor can we be distinguished by our faces, a husband, and then have to't afresh. -Sweet Bi- For man, or master: then it follows thus anca!-Happy man be his dole!? He that runs fast- Thou shalt be master, Tranio, in my stead, est, gets the ring. How say you, signior Gremio ? Keep house, and port, and servants, as I should:

Gre. I am agreed: and 'would I had given him I will some other be ; some Florentine, the best horse in Padua to begin his wooing, that Some Neapolitan, or mean man of Pisa. would thoroughly woo her, wed her, and bed her, 'Tis hatch'd, and shall be so :-Tranio, at once and rid the house of her. Come on.

Uncase thee; take my colour'd hat and cloak: (Ereunl Gremio and Hortensio. When Biondello comes, he waits on thee; Tra. (Advancing.) I pray, sir, tell me, -Is it But I will charm him first to keep his tongue. possible

Tra. So had you need. [They exchange habits. That love should of a sudden take such hold ? In brief then, sir, sith it your pleasure is,

Luc. O Tranio, till I found it to be true, And I am tied to be obcdient I never thought it possible, or likely;

(For so your father charg'd me at our parting; But see! while idly I stood looking on,

Be serviceable to my son,

quoth he, I found the effect of love in idieness:

Although, I think, twas in another sense ;)
And now in plainness do confess to thee,- I am content to be Lucentio,
That art to me as secret, and as dear,

Because so well I love Lucentio.
As Anna to the queen of Carthage was,-

Luc. Tranio, be so, because Lucentio loves : Tranio, I burn, I pine, I perish, Tranio,

And let me be a slave, to achieve that maid,
If I achieve not this young modest girl:

Whose sudden sight hath thrall’d my wounded eye.
Counsel me, Tranio, for I know thou canst;
Assist me, 'Tranio, for I know thou wilt.

Enter Biondello.
Tra. Master, it is no time to chide you now; Here comes the rogue.-Sirrah, where have you
Affection is not rated' from the heart :

been?
If love have touch'd you, nought remains but so,- Bion. Where have I been? Nay, how now, where
Redime el caplum quam queas minimo.

are you? Luc. Gramercies, lad; go forward : this contents; Master, has my fellow Tranio stol'n your clothes ? The rest will comfort, for thy counsel's sound. Or you stol'nı his ? or both ? pray, what's the news ?

Tra. Master, you look'd so longly* on the maid, Luc. Sirrah, come hither; 'tis no time to jest, Perhaps you mark'd not what's the pith of all. And therefore frame your manners to the time.

Luc. O yes, I saw sweet beauty in her face, Your fellow Tranio here, to save my life, Such as the daughters of Agenor had,

Puts my apparel and my countenance on,
That made great Jove to humble him to her hand, And I for my escape have put on his;
When with his knees he kiss'd the Cretan strand.' For in a quarrel, since I came ashore,
Tra. Saw you no more ? mark'd you not, how I kill'd a inan, and fear I was descried ::
her sister

Wait you on him, I charge you, as becomes,
Began to scold; and raise up such a storm, While I make way from hence to save my life.
That mortal ears might hardly endure the din ? You understand me?
Luc. Tranio, I saw her coral lips to move, Bion.

I, sir ? ne'er a whit.
And with her breath she did perfume the air; Luc. And not a jot of Tranio in your mouth;
Sacred, and sweet, was all I saw in her.

Tranio is chang'd into Lucentio.

Bion. The better for him ; 'Would I were so too! (1) Consideration. (2) Gain or lot. (2) Driven out by chiding. (4) Longingly. (7) Show, appearance.

(8) Sinco. (5) Europa. 16) 'Tis enough.

(9) Observed.

Tra. So would I, 'faith, boy, to have the next Rap me here, knock me well, and knock me

soundly That Lucentio indeed had Baptista's youngest And come you now with-knocking at the gate ? daughter.

Pel. Sirrah, be gone, or talk noi, I advise you. But, sirrah, -not for my sake, but your master's,– Hor. Petruchio, patience; I am Grumio's pledge: I advise

Why, this is a heavy chance 'wixt him and you ; You use your manners discreetly in all kind of Your ancient, trusty, pleasant servant Grumio. companics :

And tell me now, sweet friend, -what happy gale When I am alone, why, then I am Tranio; Blows you to Padua here, from old Verona ? But in all places else, your master Lucentio. Pet. Such wind as scaiters young men through Luc. Tranio, let's go:

the world, One thing more rests, that thyself execute;- To seek their fortunes further than at home, To make one among these wooers: If thou ask me Where small experience grows. But in a few, why,

Signior Hortensio, thus it stands with me :Suliceth, my reasons are both good and weighty. Antonio, my father, is deceas'd;

[Ereunt. And I have thrust myself into this maze, 1 Serv. My lord, you nod: you do not mind the Haply to wive, and thrive, as best I may: play:

Crowns in my purse I have, and goods at home, Sly. Yes, by saint Anne, do I. A good matter, And so am come abroad to see the world. surely; Comes there any more of it ?

Hor. Petruchio, shall I then come roundly to Page. My lord, 'lis but begun.

thee, Sly. 'Tis a very excellent piece of work, madam And wish thee to a shrewd ill-favour'd wife ? lady; 'Would't were done!

Thou’ust thank me but a little for my counsel : SCENE II.-The same. Before Hortensio's And yet I'll promise thee she shall be rich, house, Enter Petruchio and Grumio.

And very rich :--but thou'rt too much my friend,

And I'll not wish thee to her. Pel. Verona, for a while I take my leave, Pet. Signior Hortensio, 'twixt such friends as we, To see my friends in Padua; but of all,

Few words sustice: and, therefore, if thou know My best beloved and approved friend,

One rich enough to be Petruchio's wise, Hortensio; and, I trow, this is his house : (As wealth is burthen of my wooing dance,) Here, sirrah Grumiv; knock, I say:

Be she as foul as was Florentius' love,' Gru. Knock, sir ! whom should I knock ? is there As old as Sybil, and as curst and shrewd any man has rebused your worship?

As Socrates' Xantippe, or a worse, Pet. Villain, I say, knock me here soundly.

She moves me not, or not removes, at least, Gru. Knock you here, sir ? why, sir, what am I, Affection's edge in me; were she as rough sir, that I should knock you here, sir?

As are the swelling Adriatic seas: Pel. Villain, I say, knock me at this gate, rap me well, or I'll knock your knave's pate, if wealthily, then happily in Padua.

! come to wive it wealthily in Padua ; And Gru. My master is grown quarrelsome: I should

Gru. Nay, look you, sir, he tells you flatly what knock you first,

his mind is: Why, give him gold enough, and And then I know after who comes by the worst.

marry him to a puppet, or an aglet-baby ; * or an Pet. Will it not be?

old trot with ne'er a tooth in her head, though she 'Faith, sirrah, and you'll not knock, I'll wring it; have as many diseases as two and fifty horses: why, I'll try how you can sol, fa, and sing it.

nothing comes amiss, so money comes withal. (He wrings Grumio by the ears.

Hor. Petruchio, since we have stepp'd thus far in, Gru. Help, masters, help! my master is mad.

I will continue that I broach'd in jest. Pel. Now, knock when I bid you: sirrah! villain! i can, Petruchio, help thee to a wise Enter Hortensio.

With wealth enough, and young, and beauteous; Hor. How now? what's the matter?-My old Brought up, as best becomes a gentlewoman: friend Grumio! and my good friend Peiruchio!-Her only fault (and that is faults enough,) How do you all at Verona ?

Is,-thai she is intolerably curst, Pet. Signior Hortensio,come you to part the fray? And shrewd, and froward; so beyond all measure, Con tutto il core bene trovato, may I say.

That, were my state far worser than it is, Hor. Alla nostra casa bene venuto,

I would not wed her for a mine of gold. Mello honorato signior mio Pelruchio.

Pet. Hortensio, peace; thou know'st not gold's Rise, Grumio, rise; we will compound this quarrel.

effect:Gru. Nay, 'tis no matter, what he 'leges' in Latin Tell me her father's name, and 'tis enough; --if this be not a lawful cause for me to leave his For I will board her, though she chide as loud service, -Look you, sir,-he bid me knock him, and As thunder, when the clouds in autumn crack. rap him soundly, sir : Well, was it fit for a servant

Hor. Her father is Baplista Minola, to use his master so; being, perhaps, (for aught i An affable and courteous gentleman : see,) two and thirty, -a pip out ?

Her name is Katharina Minola,
Whom, 'would to God, I had well knock'd at first, Renown'd in Padua for her scolding tongue.
Then had not Grumio come by the worst.

Pet. I know her father, though I know not her; Pet. A senseless villain!-Good Hortensio,

And he knew my deceased father well :I badetje rascal knock upon your gate,

I will not sleep, Hortensio, till I see her; And could not get him for my heart to do it.

And therefore let me be thus bold with you, Gru. Knock at the gate ?_0 heavens!

To give you over at this first encounter, Spake you not these words plain,--Sirrah, knock Unless you will accompany me thither. me here,

Gru. I prav you, sir, let him go while the hu

mour lasts. I'my word, an she knew him as well (1) Alleges. (2) Few words.

as I do, she would think' scolding would do liille (3) See The story, No. 39, of* A Thousand No

(4) A small image on the tag of lace.

tadle Things.'

good upon him: She may, perhaps, call him half So shall I no whit be behind in duty a score knaves, or so: why, that's nothing; an he To fair Bianca, so belov'd of me. begin once, he'll rail in his rope-tricks.'l'll tell Gre. Belov'd of me, and that my deeds shall you whal, sir,-an she stand' him but a little, he

prove. will throw a figure in her face, and so disfigure he. Gru. And that his bags shall prove. (Aside. with it, that she shall have no more eyes to see Hor. Gremio, 'tis now no time to vent our love: withal than a cat: you know him not, sir. Listen to me, and if you speak me fair,

Hor. Tarry, Petruchio, I must go with thee; I'll tell you news indifferent good for cither. For in Baptista's keep my treasure is :

Here is a gentleman, whom by chance I inct, He hath the jewel of my life in hold,

Upon arrecment from us to his liking,
His youngest daughter, beautiful Bianca; Will undertake to woo curst Katharine ;
And her withholds from ine, and other more Yea, and to marry her, if her dowry please.
Suitors to her, and rivals in my love :

Gre. So said, so done, is well:
Supposing it a thing impossible

Hortensio, have you told him all her faults ? (For those defects I have before rehears'd,) Pet. I know, she is an irksome brawling ecold; That ever Katharina will be woo'd,

If that be all, masters, I hear no harm. Therefore this order* hath Baptista ta'en ;

Gre. No, say'st me so, friend? What country. That none shall have access unto Bianca,

man?
Till Katharine the curst have got a husband. Pet. Born in Verona, old Antonio's son:
Gru. Katharine the cuirst!

My father dead, my fortune lives for me ;
A title for a maid, of all titles the worst. And I do hope good days, and long, to see.

Hor. Now shall my friend Petruchio do me grace; Gre. O, sir, such a life,' with such a wise, were And offer me, disguis'd in sober robes,

strange: To old Baptista as a schoolmaster

But, if you have a stomach, to't, o God's name; Well seen in music, to instruct Bianca : You shall have me assisting you in ail. That so I may by this device, at least,

But will you woo this wild cat? Have leave and leisure to make love io her,

Pet.

Will I live? And, unsuspected, court her by herself.

Gru. Will he woo her ? ay, or I'll hang her.

1.7 side. Enter Gremio; with him Lucentio disguised, with

Pet. Why came I hither, but to that intent? books under his arin.

Think you, a little din can daunt mine ears? Gru. Here's no knavery! See; to beguile the Have I not in my time heard lions rcar? old folks, how the young folks lay their heads to- Have I not heard the sea, puf'd up with wind's, gether! Master, master, look about you: Who Rage like an angry boar, chafed with sweat? goes there? ha!

Have I not heard great ordnance in the field, Hor. Peace, Grumio; 'tis the rival of my love:- Ind heaven's artillery thunder in the skies? Petruchio, stand by a while.

Have I not in a pitched battle heard Gru. A proper stripling, and an amorous ! Loud'larums, neighing steeds, and trumpets'clang?

(They retire. And do you tell me of a woman's tongue; Gre. O, very well ; I have perus'd ihe note. That gives not hall so great a blow to the car, Hark you, sir; I'll have them very fairly bound : As will a chesnut in a farmer's tire ? All books of love, see that at any hand, Tush! tush! fear boys with bugs. And see you read no other lectures to her :

Gru.

For he fears none. You understand me :-Over and beside

(.1 side. Signior Baptista's liberality,

Gre. Hortensio, hark ! I'll mnend it with a largess: _Take your papers too, This gentleman is happily arriv'd, And let me have them very well perfum'd; My mind presumes, for his own good, and yours. For she is sweeter than perfume itself,

Hor. I promis'd, we would be contributors, To whom they go. What will you read to her ? And bear his charge of wooing, whatsoe'er.

Luc. Whate'er I read to her, I'll plead for you, Gre. And so we will; provided, that he win her. As for my patron (stand you so assur'd,)

Gru. I would, I were as sure of a good Jinner. As firmly as yourself were still in place :

[./side. Yea, and (perhaps) with more successful words Than you, unless you were a scholar, sir.

Enter Tranio, bravely apparelled; and Biondello. Gre. O this Icarning! what a thing it is! Tra. Gentlemen, God save you! Isi may be bold, Gru. O this woodcock! what an ass it is! Tell me, I beseech you, which is the readiest way Pet. Peace, sirrah.

To the house of signior Baptista Minola ? Hor. Grumio, mum!-God save you, signior Gre. He that has the two fair daughters :-is't Gremio!

(Aside to Tranio.] he you mean? Gre. And you're well met, signior Hortensio. Tra. Even he. Biondello!

Gre. Hark you, sir; You mean not her to Whither I am going ?-To Baptista Minola. Tra. Perhaps, him and her, sir; What have I promis'd to inquire carefully

you to do? About a schoolmaster for fair Bianca:

Pet. Not her that chides, sir, at any hard, I prar. And, by good fortune, I have lighted well

Tra. I love no chiders, sir :-Biondello, let's On this young man; for learning, and behaviour, Fit for her turn; well read in poetry,

Luc. Well begun, Tranio.

(Aside. And other books,-good ones, I warrant you. Hor. Sir, a word ere you go :

Hor. 'Tis well: and I have met a gentleman, Are you a suitor to the maid you talk of, yea, Hath promis'd me to help me to another,

or no? A fine musician to instruct our mistress;

Tra. An if I be, sir, is it any offence ? (1) Abusive language. (2) Withstand.

(5) Versed. (6) Rate.

(7) Present Custody.

14) These measures. (8) Pright boys with bug-bears.

Trow you,

atay.

Gre, No; if, without more words, you will gett. Kath. Of all thy suitors, here I charge thee, tell you hence.

Whom thou lov'st best: see thou dissemble not. Tra. Why, sır, I pray, are not the streets as free Bian. Believe me, sister, of all the men alive, For me, as for you?

I never yet beheld that special lace Gre,

But so is not she. Which I could fancy more than any other. Tra. For what reason, I beseech you?

Kath, Minion, thou liest ; Is't nut Hortensio? Gre. For this reason, if you'll know,

Bian. If you affect him, sister, here I swear, That she's the choice love of signior Gremio. I'll plead for you myself, but you shall have him.

Hor. That she's the chosen of signior Hortensio. Kath. O, then, beiike, you fancy riches more

Tra. Solliy, my masters! if you be gentlemen, You will have Gremio to keep you fair. Do me this richt, -hear me with patience.

Bian. Is it for him you do envy me so ? Baptista is a noble gentleman,

Nay, then you jest; and now I will perceive, To whom my father is not all unknown; You have but jested wiih me all this while ; And, were his daughter fairer than she is, I pr'ythee, sister Kate, untie iny hands. She may more suitors have, and me for one. Kath. If that be just, then all the rest was so. Fair Leda's daugh'er had a thousand wooers;

(Strikes has Then well one more may fair Bianca have: And so she stall; Lucentio shall make one,

Enter Baptista. Though Pars came, in hope to speed alone. Bap. Why, how now, dame! whence grows Gre. What! this gentleman will oui-talk us all.

this insolence? Luc. Sir, give him head; I know, he'll prove a Bianca, stand aside ;- poor girl! she weeps : jade.

Go ply thy needle; meddle not with her.Pet. Hortensio, to what end are all these words ? For shame, thou hildings of a devil sh spirit,

Hor. Sir, let me be so bold, as to ask you, Why dost thou wrong her that did ne'er wrong thee? Did you vet ever see Baptista's daughter ? When did she cross thee with a bitter word?

Tra. No, sir; but hear I do, that he hath two; Kath. Her silence tlouts me, and I'll be reveng'd. The one as famous for a scolding tongue,

(Flies afler Bianca. As is the other for beauteous modesty.

Bap. What, in my sight ?-Bianca, get thee in. Pet. Sir, sir, the first's for me ; let her go by.

(Erit Bianca. Gre. Yea, leave that labour to great Hercules ; Kath. Will you not suffer me? Nay, now I see, And let it be more than Alcides' twelve.

She is your treasure, she must have a husband ? Pet. Sir, understand you this of mc, in sooth;- I must dance bare-foot on her wedding-day, The youngest daughter, whom you hearken for, And, for your love to her, lead in hell. Her father keeps from all access of suitors;

apes

Talk not to me; I will go sil and weep, And wi'l not promise her to any man,

Till I can find occasion of revengc. (Erit Kath. Until the elder sister first be wed:

Bap: Was ever gentleman thus griev'd as 1 ? The younger then is free, and not before.

But who comes here?
Tra. If it be 30, sir, that you are the man
Must stead ris all, and me among the rest;

Enler Gremio, wilh Luccntio in the habit of a An if you break the ice, and do this feat,

mean mun ; Petruchio, with Hortensio as a muAchieve the elder, set the younger free

sician; and Tranio, with B.und. llo bearing a For our access,—whose hap shall be to have her,

lute and books. Will not so graceless be, to be ingrate."

Gre. Good-morrow, neishbour Baptista.
Hor. Sir, you say well, and well you do conceive;
And since you do prosess to be a suitor,

Bap. Good-morrow, neighbour Gremio: God You must, as we do, gratify this gentleman,

save you, gentlemen!

Pei. And you, good sir ! Pray, have you not a To whom we all rest generally beholden. Tra. Sir, I shall not be slack: in sign whereof, Callid Katharina, fair, and virtuous ?

daughter Please ye we may contrive this afternoon,

Bup. I have a daughter, sir, cali'd Katharina. And quaff carouses to our mistress' health ; And do as adversarics do in law,

Gre. You are too blunt, go to it orderly. Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.

Pet. You wrong me, signior Gremio; give me Gru. Bion.'b excellent motion!–Fellows, ' let's I am a gentleman of Verona, sir,

leave.begone. Hor. The motion's good indeed, and be it so ;

That,-hearing of her beauty, and her wit, Petruchio, I shall be your ben venuto.

Her affability, and bashsul modesty, (Exeunt. Her wondrous qualities, and mild behaviour,

Am bold to show myself a forward guest

Within your house, to make mine eye the witness ACT II.

of that report which I so oft have heard.

And, for an entrance to my entertainment, SCENE I.-The same. A room in Baptista's I do present you wiih a man of mine, house. Enter Katharina and Bianca.

(Presenting Hortensio.

Cunning in music, and the mathematics, Bian. Good sister, wrong me not, nor wrong To instruct her fully in those sciences, yourself,

Whereof, I know, she is not ignorant: To make a bondmaid and a slave of me; Accept of him, or else you do me wrong ; That I disdain : but for those other gawds, His name is Licio, born in Mantua. Unbind my hands, I'll pull them off myself, Bap. You're welcome, sir ; and he, for your Yea, all my raiment, to my petticoat;

good sake : Or, what you will command me, will'I do, But for my daughter Katharine,-this I know, So well I know my duty to my elders.

She is not for your turn, the more my grief.

Pet. I see, you do not mean to part with her, (1) Ungrateful. (2) Companions. (3) Trifling ornaments.

(4) Love. (5) A worthless woman.

Or else you like not of my company.

Her widowhood, -be it that she survive me,Bap. Mistake me not, I speak but as I find. In all my lands and leases whatsoever : Whence are you, sir ? what may I call your name? Let specialties be therefore drawn between us,

Pet. Petruchio is my name ; Antonio's son, That covenants may be kept on either hand. A man well known throughout all Italy.

Bap. Ay, when the special thing is well obtain'd, Bap. I know him well : you are welcome for his This is,-her love; for that is all in all. sake.

Pet. 'Why, that is nothing; for I tell you, father, Gre. Saving your tale, Petruchio, I pray, I am as peremptory as she proud-minded; Let us, that are poor petitioners, speak too: And where two raging fires meet together, Baccare!' you are marvellous forward.

They do consume the thing that feeds their sury: Pel. O, pardon me, signior Gremio; I would sain Though little fire grows great with little wind, be doing.

Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all: Gre. I doubt it not, sir ; but you will curse your So I to her, and so she yields to me: wooing.

For I am rough, and woo not like a babe. Neighbour, this is a gist very grateful, I am sure of Bap. Well may'st thou woo, and happy be the it. To express the like kindness myself, that have speed ! been more kindly beholden to you than any, I freely But be thou arm’d for some unhappy words. give unto you this young scholar, [Presenting Lu- Pel. Ay, to the proof; as mountains are for winds, centio.] that hath been long studying at Rheims; That shake not, though they blow perpetually. as cunning in Greek, Latin, and other languages, as the other in music and mathematics: his name

Re-enter Hortensio, with his head broken. is Cambio; pray, accept his service.

Bap. How now, my friend? why dost thou look Bap. A thousand thanks, signior Gremio: wel- so pale? come, good Cambio. ---But, gentle sir, (To Tranio.) Hor. For fear, I promise you, if I look pale. methinks you walk like a stranger; May I be so Bap. What, will my daughter prove a good mubold to know the cause of your coming ?

sician? Tra. Pardon me, sir, the boldness is mine own; Hor. I think, she'll sooner prove a soldier ; That, being a stranger in this city here,

Iron may hold with her, but never lutes. Do make myself a suitor to your daughter, Bap. Why, then thou canst not break her to the Unto Bianca, fair, and virtuous.

lute Nor is your firm resolve unknown to me,

Hor. Why, no; for she hath broke the lute to me. In the preferment of the eldest sister:

I did but tell her, she mistook her frets, This liberty is all that I request,

And bow'd her hand to teach her fingering ; That, upon knowledge of my parentage,

When, with a most impatient devilish spirit, I may have welcome 'mongst the rest that woo, Frels, call you these l quoth she: I'll jume with And Tree access and favour as the rest.

them : And, toward the education of your daughters, And, with that word, she struck me on the head, I here bestow a simple instrument,

And through the instrument my pate made way; And this small packet of Greek and Latin books: And there I stood anazed for a while, If you accept them, then their worth is great. As on a pillory, looking through the lute: Bap. Lucentio is your name? of whence, 1 While she did call me, -rascal fiddler, pray ?

And—twangling Jack;' with twenty such vile Tra. Or Pisa, sir; son to Vincentio.

terms, Bap. A mighty man of Pisa; by report

As she had studied to misuse me so. 1 know him well: you are very welcome, sir.- Pet. Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench; Take you (To Hor.) the lute, and you (T. Luc.] I love her ten times more than e'er I did: the set of books,

O, how I long to have some chat with her! You shall go see your pupils presently.

Bap. Well, go with me, and be not so discomfited: Holla, within !

Proceed in practice with my younger daughter;

She's apt to learn, and thankful for good turns.Enter a Servant,

Signior Petruchio, will you go with us; Sirrah, lead

Or shall I send my daughter Kate to you? These gentlemen to my daughters; and tell them Pel. I pray you do; I will attend her here, both,

[Ere. Bap. Gre. Tra. and Hor. These are their tutors: bid them use them well. And woo her with some spirit when she comes. [Eril Servant, with Hortensio, Lucentio, and Say, that she rail ; Why, then I'll tell her plain, Biondello.

She sings as sweetly as a nightingale : We will go walk a little the orchard,

Say, that she frown; I'll say, she looks as clear And then to dinner: You are passing welcome, As morning roses newly wash'd with dev: And so I pray you all to think yourselves. Say, she be mutc, and will not speak a word;

Put. Signior Baptista, my business asketh haste, Then I'll commend her volubility, And every day I cannot come to woo.

And say-she uttereth piercing eloquence: You knew my father well; and in him, me, If she do bid mc pack, I'll give her thanks, Lest solely heir to all his lands and goods, As though she bid me stay by her a week; Which I have better'd rather than decreas'd : If she dery to wcd, I'll crave the day Then tell me,-if I get your daughter's love, When I shüllask the banns, and when be married:What dowry shall I have with her to wise? But here she comes; and now, Petruchio, speak.

Bap. After my death, the one half of my lands: And, in possession, twenty thousand crowns.

Enter Katharina. Pél. And, for that dowry, I'll assure her of Good morrow, Kate ; for that's your name, I hear.

Kath. Well have you heard, but something hard (1) A proverbial esclamation then in use.

of hearing; 12) A (ret in music is the stop which causes or regulates the vibration of the string.

(3) Paltry musician,

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