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Bap. Ay, that Petruchio came. · Bion. No, sir; I say, his horse comes with him on his back.
Bap. Why, that's all one.
Bion. Nay, by Saint Jamy, I hold you a penny, A horse and a man is more than one, and yet not
Enter PETRUCHIO and GRUMIO.
And yet I come not well.
Not so well apparell’d
Pet. Were it better I should rush in thus.
Tra. And tell us, what occasion of import
Pet. Tedious it were to tell, and harsh to hear:
toiligress ;] To deviate from my promise.
Which, at more leisure, I will so excuse
Pet. Not I, believe me; thus I'll visit her.
[Exeunt Petruchio, GRUMIO, and BIONDELLO.
Exit. Tra. But, sir, to her love concerneth us to add Her father's liking: Which to bring to pass, As I before imparted to your worship, I am to get a man,--whate’er he be, It skills not much; we'll fit him to our turn, And he shall be Vincentio of Pisa; And make assurance, here in Padua, Of greater sums than I have promised. So shall you quietly enjoy your hope, And marry sweet Bianca with consent.
Luc. Were it not that my fellow schoolmaster Doth watch Bianca's steps so narrowly, 'Twere good, methinks, to steal our marriage;
Which once perform’d, let all the world say--no,
Tra. That by degrees we mean to look into,
Re-enter GREMIO. Signior Gremio! came you from the church? Gre. As willingly as ere I came froin school. Tra. And is the bride and bridegroom coming
home? Gre. A bridegroom, say you? 'tis a groom, in
deed, A grumbling groom, and that the girl shall find.
Tra. Curster than she? why, 'tis impossible. Gre. Why, he's a devil, a devil, a very fiend. Tra. Why, she's a devil, a devil, the devil's
dam. Gre. Tut! she's a lamb, a dove, a fool to him. I'll tell you, sir Lucentio; When the priest Should ask-if Katharine should be his wife, Ay, by gogs-wouns, quoth he; and swore so loud That, all amaz’d, the priest let fall the book: And, as he stoop'd again to take it up, The mad-brain'd bridegroom took him such a cuff, That down fell priest and book, and book and
priest; Now take them up, quoth he, if any list.
Tra. What said the wench, when he arose again? Gre. Trembled and shook; for why, he stamp'd,
and swore, As if the vicar meant to cozen him. But after many ceremonies done,
He calls for wine:-A health, quoth he; as if
Enter PetrucHIO, KATHARINA, BIANCA, BAPTISTA,
HORTENSIO, GRUMIO, and Train.
Bap. Is't possible, you will away to-night?
Pet. I must away to-day, before night come:
1- Quaff'd off the muscadel,] The fashion of introducing a bowl of wine into the church at a wedding, to be drank by the bride and bridegroom, and persons present, was very anciently a constant ceremony; and, as appears from this passage, not abolished in our author's age.
2 And kiss'd her lips —] This also is a very ancient custom, as appears from the following rubrick: “ Surgant ambo, sponsus et sponsa, et accipiat sponsus pacem a sacerdote, et ferat sponsæ, osculans eam, et neminem alium, nec ipse, nec ipsa.” Manuale Sarum, Paris, 1533, 4to, fol. 69.
That have beheld me give away myself
Tra. Let us entreat you stay till after dinner.
Let me entreat you.
Let ine entreat you.
Are you content to stay? Pet. I am content you shall entreat me stay; But yet not stay, entreat me how you can.
Kath. Now, if you love me, stay.
Grumio, my horses. Gru. Ay, sir, they be ready; the oats have eaten the horses.
Kath. Nay, then, Do what thou canst, I will not go to-day; No, nor to-morrow, nor till I please myself. The door is open, sir, there lies your way, You may be jogging, whiles your boots are green; For me, I'll not be gone, till I please myself: 'Tis like, you'll prove a jolly surly groom, That take it on you at the first so roundly.
Pet. O, Kate, content thee; pr’ythee, be not
Kath angry. Content
Kath. I will be angry; What hast thou to do? Father, be quiet; he shall stay my leisure.
Gre. Ay, marry, sir : now it begins to work. Kath. Gentlemen, forward to the bridal din
ner:I see, a woman may be made a fool, If she had not a spirit to resist. Pet. They shall go forward, Kate, at thy com
inand:-Obey the bride, you that attend on her: