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Vin, Come hither, you rogue; What, have you forgot me ?
Bion. Forgot you ? no sir : I could not forget you, ACT V.
for I never saw you before in all my life.
Vin. What you notorious villain, didst thou
never see thy master's father, Vincentio ? SCENE I-Padua. Before Lucentio's House.
Bion. What, ay old, worshipful old master ?
yes, marry, sir; see where he looks out of the Enter on one side BIONDELL), LUCENTIO, and window.
Vin. It's so indeed! BIANCA; GREMIO walking on the other side
[Beats BIONDEI CO.
Bion. Help, help, help! here's a madman will Bion. Softly and swiftly, sir ; for the priest is murder me.
Ped. Help, son! help, signior Baptista ! Luc. I fly, Biondello : but they may chance to
[Exit, from the window. need thee at home, therefore leave us.
Pet Pr’ythee, Kate, let's stand aside, and see the Bion. Nay, faith, I'll see the church o' your
end of this controversy.
[They retire. back; and ther. come back to my master as soon as I can.
Re-enter Pedant below; BAPTISTA, TRANIO, and (Exeunt LUCENTIO, BIANCA, and BIONDELLO.
Servants. Ge. I marvel Cambio comes not all this while.
Tra. Sir, what are you, that offer to beat my Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, Vincentio, and servant ? Attendants.
Vin. What am I, sir ? nay, what are you, sir ?
O immortal gods ? O fine villain ? A silken doublet! Pet. Sir, here's the door, this is Lucentio's house, a velvet hose ! a scarlet cloak! and a copatain hat! My father's bears more toward the market place;
-O, I am undone! I am undone! while I play the Thither must I, and here I leave you, sir.
good husband at home, my son and my servant Vin. You shall not choose but drink before you spend all at the university.
Tra. How now! what's the matter? go; I think, I shall command your welcome here,
Bap. What, is the man lunatick ? And, by all likelihood, some cheer is toward. Tra. Sir, you seem a sober ancient gentleman by
[Knocks. your habit, but your words show you a madman: Gre. They're busy within, you were best knock Why, sir, what concerns it you, if I wear pearl and louder.
gold? I thank my good father, I am able to main
tain it. Enter Pedant above, at a window.
Vin. Thy father ? O villain! he is a sail-maker
in Bergamo. Ped. What's he, that knocks as he would beat Bap. You mistake, sir; you mistake, sir; Pray, down the gate ?
what do you think is his name? Vin is signior Lucentio within, sir ?
Vin. His name? as if I knew not his name: I Ped. He's within, sir, but not to be spoken have brought him up ever since he was three years withal.
old, and his name is Tranio. Vin. What if a man bring him a hundred pound Ped. Away, away, mad ass! his name is Lucen. or two, to make merry withal ?
tio; and he is mine only son, and heir to the lands Ped. Keep your hundred pounds to yourself; he of me, signior Vincentio. shall need none, so long as I live.
Vin. Lucentio ! O, he hath murdered his master! Pet. Nay, I told you, your son was beloved in -Lay hold on him, I charge you, in the duke's Padua.—Do you hear, sir?-to leave frivolous cir- name :-0, my son, my son !-tell me, thou villain, cumstances, -I pray you, tell signior Lucentio, that where is my son, Lucentio ? his father is come from Pisa, and is here at the door Tra, Call forth an officer : (Enter one with an to speak with him.
Officer.] carry this mad knave to the gaol :-Father, Ped. Thou lies; his father is come from Pisa, Baptista, I charge you see, that he be forthcoming. and here looking out at the window.
Vin. Carry me to the gaol ! Vin. Art thou his father ?
Gre. Stay, officer; he shall not go to prison. Ped. Ay, sir; so his mother says, If I may be- Bap. Talk not, signior Gremio; I say he shall go lieve her.
to prison. Pet. Why, how now, gentleman! [TO VINCEN.) Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be why, this is flat knavery, to take upon you another coney-catched in this business ; 1 dare swear, this man's name.
is the right Vincentio. Ped. Lay hands on the villain; I believe, 'a Ped. Swear, if thou darest. means to cozen somebody in this city under my Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it. countenance.
Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not
Gre. Yes, I know thee to be signior Lucentio.
Bap. Away with the dotard; to the gaol with Bron. I have seen them in the church together; him. God send 'em good shipping !-But who is here? Vin. Thus strangers may be haled and abus'd. mine old master, Vincentio i now we are undone, O monstrous villain ! and brought to nothing. Vin. Come hither, crack-hen.p.
Re-enter BIONDELLO, with LUCENTIO and Bianca.
(Seeing BIONDELLO.! Bion. O we are spoiled, and— Yonder he is; Bion. I hope, I may choose, sir.
deay him, forswcar him, or else we are all undone.
go to :
Luc. Pardon, sweet father.
[Kneeliny. Brother Petruchio,-sister Katharina, Vin,
Lives my sweetest son ? And thou, Hortensio, with thy loving widow,(Biondello, Tranio, and Pedant run out. Feast with the best, and welcome to my house ; Bion, Pardon, dear father,
[ Kneeling. My banquet is to close our stomachs up, Bap.
How hast thou offended? After our great good cheer: Pray you sit down; Where is Lucentio ?
For now we sit to chat as well as eat.
(They sit at table Right son unto the right Vincentio;
Pet. Nothing but sit and sit, and eat and eat! That have by marriage made thy daughter mine, Bap. Padua affords this kindness, son Petruchio. While counterfeit supposes blear'd thine eyne. Pet. Padua affords nothing but what is kind:
Gre. Here's packing, with a witness, to deceive Hor. For both our sakes I would that word were us all!
true. Vin. Where is that damned villain, Tranio, Pet. Now, for my life, Hortensio fears his widow That fac'd and brav'd me in this matter so ?
Wid. Then never trust me if I be afeard. Bup. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio ? Pet. You are sensible, and yet you miss my sense; Bian. Cambio is chang'd into Lucentio. I mean, Hortensio is afeard of you. Luc. Love wrought these miracles. Bianca's Wid. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns love
round. Made me exehange my state with Tranio,
Pet. Roundly replied. While he did bear my countenance in the town
Mistress, how mean you that ? And happily I have arriv'd at last
Wid. Thus I conceive by him. Unto the wished haven of my bliss :
Pet. Conceives by me!-How likes Hortensio What Tranio did, myself enforc'd him to;
that? Then pardon him, sweet father, for my sake.
Hor. My widow says, thus she conceives her tale, Vin. I'll slit the villain's nose, that would bave Pet. Very well mended : Kiss him for that, good sent me to the gaol.
widow. Bap. But do you hear, sır ? ( To LUCENTIO. Kath. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns Have yon married my daughter without asking my
round :good-will ?
I pray you tell me what you meant by that. Vin. Fear not, Baptista ; we will content you, Wid. Your husband, being troubled with a shrew,
Measures my husband's sorrow by his woe : But I will in, to be revenged for this villainy! And now you know my meaning
(Exit. Kath. A very mean meaning. Bap. And I, to sound the depth of this knavery. Wid.
Right, I mean you
[Erit. Kath. And I am mean, indeed, respecting you. Luc. Look not pale, Bianca ; thy father will not Pet. To her, Kate ! frown.
(Ereunt Luc. and Bian. Hor: To her, widow ! Gre. My cake is dough : But I'll in among the Pet. A hundred marks, my Kate does put her rest;
down. Out of hope of all,--but my share of the feast. Hor. That's my office.
Erit. Pet. Spoke like an officer :-Ha’ to thee, lad.
[Drinks to Hortensio. Petruchio and KATHARINA, advance. Bap. How likes Gremio these quick-witted folks ?
Gre. Believe me, sir, they butt together well. Kath. Husband, let's follow to see the end of Bian. Head, and butt ? an hasty witted body. this ado.
Would say your head and butt were head and horn. Pet. First kiss me, Kate, and we will.
Vin. Ay, mistress bride, hath that awaken'd you ? Kath. What, in the midst of the street ?
Bian, Ay, but not frighted me; therefore I'll Pet. What, art thou ashamed of me ?
sleep again. Kath. No, sir ; God forbid :—but asham'd to kiss. Pet. Nay, that you shall not ; since you have Pet. Why, then, let's home again :-Come, sir
begun, rah, let's away:
Have at you for a bitter jest or two. Kath. Nay, I will give thee a kiss : now pray Bian. Am I your bird ? I mean to shift my bush, thee, love, stay.
And then pursue me as you draw your bow:-
Exeunt BIANCA, KATHARINE, and Widow.
This bird you aim'd at, though you hit her not; SCENE II.-A Room in Lucentio's House, Therefore, a health to all that shot and miss'd.
Tra. O, sir, Lucentio slipp'd me like his grey. A Banquet set out. Enter BAPTISTA, VINCENTIO,
hound, GREMIO, the Pedant, LUCENTIO, BIANCA, PE- Which runs himself, and catches for his master TRUCHI, KATHARINA, HORTENSIO, and Widow. Pet. A good swift simile, but something currish. TRANIO, BIONNELLO, Grumio, and others, at Tra. 'Tis well, sir, that you hunted for yourself tending.
'Tis thought, your deer does hold you at a bay.
Bap. Oho, Petruchio, Tranio hits you now. Luc. At last, though long, our jarring notes agree; Luc. I thank thee for that gird, good Tranio. And time it is, when raging war is done,
Hor. Confess, confess, hath he not hit you here To smile at 'scapes and perils overblown.
Pet. 'A has a little gall’d me, I confess; My fair Bianca, bid my father welcome,
And, as the jest did glance away from me, While I with self-samé kiudness welcome thine:- 'Tis ten to one it maim'd you two outright
Bup. Now, in good sadness, son Petruchio,
An awful rule, and right supremacy; I think thou hast the veriest shrew of all.
And, to be short, what not, that's sweet and happy Pet. Well, I say—no: and therefore, for as. Bap. Now fair befal thee, good Petruchio ! surance,
The wager thou hast won; and I will add Let's each one send unto his wife;
Unto their losses twenty thonsand crowns ! And he, whose wife is most obedient
Another dowry to another daughter, To come at first when he doth send for her,
For she is chang'd, as she had never been. Shall win the wager which we will propose.
Pet. Nay, I will win my wager better yet; Hor. Content: What is the wager ?
And show more signs of her obedience, Luc,
Twenty crowns. Her new-built virtue and obedience. Pet. Twenty crowns !
Re-enter KATHARINA, wrth BIANCA and Widow. I'll venture so much on my hawk, or hound, But twenty times so much upon my wife,
See, where she comes; and brings your forward Luc. A hundred then.
wives Hor. Content.
As prisoners to her womanly persuasion.Pet,
A match ; 'tis done.
Katharina, that cap of yours becomes you not ; Hor Who shall begin ?
Off with that bauble, throw it under foot. Luc. That will I. Go,
(KATHARINA pulls of her cap, and throws it Biondello, bid your mistress come to me.
doun. Bion. I go.
[Erit. Wid. Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh, Bap. Son, I will be your half, Bianca comes. Till I be brought to such a silly pass ! Luc. I'll have no halves ; I'll bear it all myself. Bian. Fye! what a foolish duiy call you this ?
Luc. I would, your duty were as foolish too : Re-enter BIONDELLO.
The wisdom of your duty, fair Bianca.
Hath cost me an hundred crowns since supperHow now! what news ?
Sir, my mistress sends you word Bian. The more fool you, for laying on my duty. That she is busy, and she cannot come.
Pet. Katharina, I charge thee, tell these headPet. How! she is busy, and she cannot come !
strong women, Is that an answer?
What duty they do owe their lords and husbands. Gre. Ay, and a kind one too.
Wid. Come, come, you're mocking; we will have Pray God, sir, your wife send you not a worse.
no telling: Pet. I hope, better
Pet. Come on, I say; and first begin with her. Hor Sirrah, Biondello, go, and entreat my wife Wid. She shall not. To come to me forthwith. [Exit BIONDELLO. Pet. I say, she shall;-and first begin with her. Pet.
O, ho! entreat her! Kath. Fye, fye! unknit that threal’ning unkind Nay, then she must needs come. Hor.
I am afraid, sir, And dart not scorn.ul glances from those eyes, Do what you can, yours will not be entreated. To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor:
It blots thy beauty, as frosts bite the meads;
Confounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shake fair buds
And in no sense is meet or amiable. Now, where's my wife ?
A woman mov'd, is like a fountain troubled, Bion. She says, you have some goodly jest in Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty;
And, while it is so, none so dry or thirsty She will not come; she bids you come to her. Will deign to sip, or touch one drop of it. Pet. Worse and worse ? she will not come! O Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, vile,
Thy head, thy sovereign, one that cares for thee, Intolerable, not to be endur'd!
And for thy maintenance: commits his body Sirrah, Grumio, go to your mistress;
To painful labour, both by sea and land; Say I command her come to me. (Exit Grumio. To watch the night in storms, the day in cold, Hor. I know her answer.
While thou liest warm at home, secure and safe ; Pet. What ?
And craves no other tribute at thy hands, Hor.
She will not come. ' But love, fair looks, and true obedience ;
Such duty as the subject owes the prince,
Even such a woman oweth to her husband:
And when she's froward, peevish, sullen, sour, Bap. Now, by my holidame, here comes Ka And not obedient to his honest will, tharina!
What is she, but a foul contending rebel, Kath. What is your will, sir, that you send for And graceless traitor to her loving lord ? me?
I am asham’d, that women are so simple Pet. Where is your sister, and Hortensio's wife? To offer war, where they should kneel for peace; Kath. They sit conferring by the parlour fire. Or seek for rule, supremacy, and sway, Pet Go, fetch them hither ; if they deny to When they are bound to serve, love, and obey. come,
Why are our bodies soft, and weak, and smooth, Swinge me them soundly forth unto their husbands : Unapt to toil, and trouble in the world; Away, I say, and bring them hither straight. But that our soft conditions, and our hearts,
(Erit KATHARINA. Should well agree with our external parts ? Luc. Here is a wonder, if you talk of a wonder. Come, come, yju broward and unable worms! Hor. And so it is; I wonder what it bodes. My mind hath been as big as one of yours, Pet. Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and quiet l'fr, My beart as great; my reason, haply, more,
To bandy word for word, and frown fur frown;
Pet. Why, there's a wench !—Come on, and kiss
ha't. Vin 'Tis a good hearing, when children are
Luc. But a barsh hearing, when women are fre
ward. Pet. Come Kate, we'll to bed :We three are married, but you two are sped. 'Twas I won the wager, though you hit the whi'd ;
To LUCENTIC And, being a winner, God give you good night!
(Ereuni PETRUCHIO and KATE. Hor. Now go thy ways, thou hast tam'd a curst
shrew. Luc. 'Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will be tam'd so.
Arch. Wherein our entertainment shall shame us,
we will be justified in our loves : for, indeed, LEONTES, King of Sicilia.
Cam. 'Beseech you,MAMILLIus, his son.
Arch. Verily, I speak it in the freedom of my CAMILLO,
knowledge: we cannot with such magnificence in ANTIGONUS,
so rare-I know not what to say: -We will give Sicilian Lords. CLEOMENES,
you sleepy drinks; that your senses, unintelligent of Dion,
our insufficience, may, though they cannot praise Another Sicilian lord.
us, as little accuse us. Rogero, a Sicilian gentleman.
Cum. You pay a great deal too dear, for what's An Attendunt on the young Prince Mamillius given freely. Officers of a Court of Judicature.
Arch. Believe me, I speak as my understanding POLIXENES, King of Bohemia.
instructs me, and as mine honesty puts it to utterFLORIZEL, his son. ARCHIDAMUS, a Bohemian lord.
Cam. Sicilia cannot show himself over-kind to A Mariner
Bohemia. They were trained together in their childGaoler.
hoods; and there rooted betwixt them then such an An old Shepherd, reputed fatner of Perdita. affection, which cannot choose but branch now. Clown, his son.
Since their more mature dignities, and royal necesServant to the old shepherd.
sities, made separation of their society, their enAUTOLYCUS, a rogue.
counters, though not personal, have been royally Time, as Chorus.
attornied, with interchange of gifts, letters, loving
embassies; that they have seemed to be together, HERMIONE, Queen to Leontes
though absent ; sbook hands, as over a vast; and Perdita, daughter to Leontes and Hermione.
einbraced, as it were, from the ends of opposed PAULINA, wife to Antigonus.
winds. The heavens continue their loves ! lady,
Arch. I think, there is not in the world either
malice, or matter, to alter it. You have an unMopsa,
speakable comfort of your young prince Mamillius ; Dorcas,
it is a gentleman of the greatest promise, that ever
came into my note. Lords, Ladies, and Attendants ; Satyrs for a Dance ;
Cam. I very well agree with you in the hopes of Shepherds, Sheperdesses, Guards, &c. him: It is a gallant child; one that, indeed phy
sicks the subject, makes old hearts fresh ; they that SCENE,- sometimes in Sicilia, sometimes in
went on crutches ere he was born, desire yet their BOHEMIA.
l.fe, to see him a man.
Arch. Would they else be content to die ?
Cam. Yes; if there were no other excuse why they should desire to live.
Arch. If the king had no s'n, they would desire to live on crutches till he had one.
(Ereunt. ACT I.
Enter LEONTES, POLIXENES, HERMIUNE, MAMIL-
LIOS, CAMILLO, and Attendants. Arch. If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit Bo- Pol. Nine changes of the wat’ry star have been hemia, on the like occasion whereon my services are The shepherd's note, since we have left our throne now on foot, you shall see, as I have said, great dif- ; 'Without a burden : time as long again ference betwixt our Bohemia, and your Sicilia. Would be fill'd up, my brother, with our thanks;
Cam. I think, this coming summer, the king of Aud yet we should, for perpetuity, Sicilia means to pay Bohemia the visitation which (io hence in debt: And therefore, like a cipher, be justly owes him.
S'et standing in rich place, I multiply,
I'wo other ladies attending the Queen. }sheperdesses