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Sirrah, Grumio, go to your mistress;
Kath. Fie, fie ! unknit that threatning unSay, I command her to come to me.
[Exit Grumio. And dart not scornful glances from those eyes, Hor. I know her answer.
To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor: Pet. What?
It blots thy beauty, as frosts bite the meads; Hor. She will not come.
Confounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shake fair Pet. The fouler fortune mine, and there an And in no sense is meet, or amiable. (buds; end.
A woman mov’d, is like a fountain troubled, Enter KATHARINA.
Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty;
And, while it is so, none so dry or thirsty Bap. Now, by my holidame, here comes Will deign to sip, or touch one drop of it. Katharina !
Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, Kuth. What is your will, Sir, that you send Thy head, thy sovereign ; one that cares for for me?
thee, Pet. Where is your sister, and Hortensio's And for thy maintenance : commits his body
wife? Kath. They sit conferring by the parlour fire. To watch the night in storms, the day in cold,
To painful labour, both by sea and land; Pet. Go fetch them hither; if they deny to While thou liest warm at home, secure and come,
safe; Swinge me them soundly forth unto their hus. And craves no other tribute at thy hands, bands :
But love, fair looks, and true obedience;Away, I say, and bring them hither straight.
Too little payment for so great a debt.
[Exit KATHARINA. Such duty as the subject owes the prince, Luc. Here is a wonder, if you talk of a won. Even such,
a woman oweth to her husband: der. Hor. And so it is; I wonder what it bodes. And, not obedient to his honest will,
And, when she's forward, peevish, sullen,
[sour, Pet. Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and what is she, but a foul contending rebel,
quiet life, An awful rule, and right supremacy ;
And graceless traitor to her loving lord ?
I am asham'd, that women are so simple And, to be short, what not, that's sweet and To offer war, where they should kneel for
happy. Bap. Now fair befall thee, good Petruchio! Or seek for rule, supremacy, and sway,
peace; The wager thou hast won ; and I will add
When they are bound to serve, love, and obey. Unto their losses twenty thousand crowns;
Why are our bodies soft, and weak, and smooth, Another dowry to another daughter,
Unapt to toil and trouble in the world; For she is chang'd, as she had never been.
But that our soft conditions and our hearts, Pet. Nay, I will win my wager better ret;
Should well agree with our external parts ? And show more sign of her obedience,
Come, come, you froward and unable worms! Her new-built virtue and obedience.
My mind hath been as big as one of yours, Re-enter KATHARINA, with BIANCA, and My heart as great; my reason, haply, more, WIDOW.
To bandy word for word, and frown for frown: See, where she comes; and brings your fro- But now, I see our lances are but straws; ward wives
Our strength as weak, our weakness past comAs prisoners to her womanly persuasion.
pare,Katharine, that cap of yours becomes you not; That seeming to be most, which we least are. Off with that bauble, throw it under foot. Then vail your stomachst for it is no boot;
[KATHARINA pulls off her cap, and throws And place your hands below your husband's it down.
In token of which duty, if he please, [foot: Wid. Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh, My hand is ready, may it do him ease ! Till I be brought to such a silly pass !
Pet. Why, there's a wench !-Come on, and Bian. Fie! what a foolish duty call you
kiss me, Kate. this?
Luc. Well, go thy ways, old lad; for thou Luc. I would, your duty were as foolish too :
shalt ha't. The wisdom of your duty, fair Bianca,
Vin. 'Tis a good hearing, when children are Hath cost me a hundred crowns since supper
Luc. But a harsh hearing, when women are Bian. The more fool you, for laying on my
Pet. Come, Kate, we'll to-bed : Pet. Katharine, I charge thee, tell these We three are married, but we two are sped. headstrong women
'Twas I won the wager, though you hit the What duty they do owe their lords and hus
[To LUCENTIO. bands.
And, being a winner, God give you good night! Wid. Come, come, you're mocking; we will
[Exeunt PETRUCHIO and Kath. have no telling.
Hor. Now go thy ways, thou hast tam'd a Pet. Come on, I say; and first begin with
curst shrew. her.
Luc. "Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will Wid. She shall not.
be tain'd so.
(Exeunt. Pet. I say, she shall ;--and first begin with her.
+ Abate your spirits.
* Gentle temnern
LEONTES, King of Sicilia.
AUTOLycus, a Rogue.
Time, as Chorus.
Hermione, Queen to Leontes.
PERDITA, Daughter to Leontes avd Hermione. Dion,
PAULINA, Wite to Antigonus.
Two other Ladies
, Attending the Queen. An Attendant on the young Prince Mamillius. Mopsa, Ollicers of a Court of Judicature,
}Shepherdesses. POLIXENES, King of Bohemia. FLORIZEL, his Son.
Lords, Ladies, and Attendants; Salyrs for ARCHIDAMUS, a Bohemian Lord.
a dance. A Mariner. Jailer.
Shepherds, Shepherdesses, Guards, &c. An old Shepherd, reputed Father of Perdita. Clown, his Son.
Scene, sometimes in Sicilia; sometimes in Servant to the old Shepherd.
bassies; that they have seemed to be together, SCENE 1.-Siciliu.--An Antechamber in Leon- though absent; shook hands, as over a vast; TES' Paluce.
and embraced, as it were, from the ends of
opposed winds. The heavens continue their Enter Camillo and ARCHIDAMUS. loves ! Arch. If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit malice, or matter, to alter it. You have an
Arch. I think, there is not in the world either Bohemia, on the like occasion whereon my services are now on foot, you shall see, as I unspeakable comfort of your young prince have said, great difference betwixt our Bo- Mamillius; it is a gentleman of the greatest
promise, that ever came into my note. hemia, and your Sicilia. Cam. I think, this coming summer, the king of him: it is a gallant child; one that, indeed,
Cam. I very well agree with you in the hopes of Sicilia means to pay Bohemia the visitation physics the subject, makes old hearts fresh: wbich he justly owes him. Arch. Wherein our entertainment shall shame they, that went on crutches ere he was born,
desire yet their life, to see him a man. us, we will be justified in our loves : for, in
Arch. Would they else be content to die? deed,
Cam. Yes; if there were no other excuse Cam. 'Beseech you,
why they should desire to live. Arch. Verily, I speak it in the freedom of my knowledge: we cannot with such magni- desire to live on crutches till he had one.
Årch. 'If the king had no son, they would ficence~in so rare-I know not what to say. -We will give you sleepy drinks; that your
(Exeunt. senses, unintelligent of our insufficience, may, SCENE II.-The same.- A Room of state in though they cannot praise us, as little accuse
the Palace. Cam. You pay a great deal too dear, for Enter Leontes, POLIXENES, Hermione, MAwhat's given freely. Arch. Believe me, I speak as my under
MILLIUS, Camillo, and Attendants. standing instructs me, and as mine honesty Pol. Nine changes of the wat’ry star have puts it to utterance.
(throne Cam. Sicilia cannot show himself over-kind The shepherd's note, since we have left our to Bohemia. They were trained together in Without a burden: time as long again their childhoods; and there rooted betwixt Would be fill' up, my brother, with our them then such an affection, which cannot And yet we should, for perpetuity, (thanks; choose but branch now. Since their more ma- Go hence in debt: And therefore, like a cipher, ture dignities, and royal necessities, made sepa- Yet standing in rich place, I multiply, ration of their society, their encounters, though With one we-thank-you, many thousands more not personal, have been royally attornied,” That go before it. with interchange of gifts, leiters, loving em.
Wide waste of country. * Nobly supplied by substitution of embassics.
† Afords a cordial to thic State.
Leon. Stay your thanks awhile;
Her. Not your jailer then,
(you And pay them when you part.
But your kind hostess. Come, I'll question Pol. Sir, that's to-morrow.
Of my lord's tricks, and yours, when you I am question'd by my fears, of what may You were pretty lordings* then. (were boys; chance,
Pol. We were, fair queen, Or breed upon our absence: That my blow Two lads, that thought there was no more beNo sneaping* winds at home, to make us say, But such a day to-morrow as to-day, [hind, This is put forth too truly! Besides, I have And to be boy'eternal. To tire your royalty.
[stay'd Her. Was not my lord the verier wag o'the Leon. We are tonigher, brother,
two? Than you can put us to't.
Pol. We were as twinn'd lambs, that did Pol. No longer stay.
frisk i'the sun,
[chang'd, Leon. One seven-night longer.
And bleat the one at the other: what we Pol. Very sooth, to-morrow,
Was innocence for innocence; we knew not Leon. We'll part the time between's then: The doctrine of ill-doing, no, nor dream'd and in that
That any did: Had we pursued that life, I'll no gain-saying.
And our weak spirits ne'er been higher rear'd Pol. Press me not, 'beseech you, so;
With stronger blood, we should have answer'd There is no tongue that moves, none, none
heaven i'the world,
'[now, Boldly, Not guilty; the imposition clear'd, So soon as yours, could win me: so it should Hereditary ours. Were there necessity in your request, although
Her. By this we gather, "Twere needful I denied it. My affairs You have tripp'd since. Do even drag me homeward: which to hinder, Pol. O my most sacred lady,
[for Were, in your love, a whip to me; my stay, Temptations have since then been born to us: To you a charge, and trouble: to save both, In those unfledg'd days was my wife a girl; Farewell, our brother.
Your precious self had then not cross'd the eyes
Of my young playfellow.
The offences we have made you do, we'll an-
You did continue fault, and that you slipp'd not He's beat from his best ward.
With any but with us. Leon. Well said, Hermione.
Leon. Is he won yet? Her. To tell, he longs to see his son, were
Her. He'll stay, my lord. strong:
Leon. At my request, he would not. But let him say so then, and let him go;
Hermione, my dearest, thou never spok'st But let him swear so, and he shall not stay,
To better purpose.
Her. What?' have I twice said well? when The borrow of a week. When at Bohemia
(make us You take my lord, I'll give him my commis- I pr’ythee, tell me: Cram us with praise, and sion,
As fat as iame things: One good deed, dying To let him there a month, behind the gestt
tongueless, Prefix'd for his parting: 'yet, good deed, Le- Slaughters a thousand, waiting upon that. ontes,
Our praises are our wages: You may ride us, I love thee not a jars o'the clock behind With one soft kiss, a thousand furlongs, ere What lady she her lord.-You'll stay?
With spur we heat an acre. But to the jail:Pol. No, madam.
My last good was, to entreat his stay; Her. Nay, but you will ?
What was my first ? it has an elder sister, Pol. I may not, verily.
Or I mistake you: 0, would her name were Her. Verily!
Grace! You put me off with limber|| vows: But I, But once before I spoke to the purpose: When? Though you would seek to unsphere the stars Nay, let me have't; I long. with oaths,
Leon. Why, that was when (to death, Should yet say, Sir, no going. Verily,
Three crabbed months had sour'd themselves You shall not go; a lady's verily is
Ere I could make thee open thy white hand, As potent as a lord's. Will you go yet?
And clap thyself my love; then didst thou Force me to keep you as a prisoner,
I am yours for ever.
[utter, Not like a guest; so you shall pay your fees,
Her. It is Grace, indeed.
[iwice : When you depart, and save your thanks. Why, lo you now, I have spoke to the purpose How say you ?
[verily, The one for ever earn'd a royal husband; My prisoner? or my guest? by your dread The other, for some while a friend. One of them you shall be.
[Giving her hand to POLIXENES. Pol. Your guest then, madam:
Leon. Too hot, too hot:
[Aside. To be your prisoner, should import offending; To mingle friendship far, is mingling bloods. Which is for me less easy to commit,
I have tremor cordist on me:--my heart dances; Than you to punish.
But not for joy,-not joy. This entertainment
May a free face put on; derive a liberty • Nipping. + Gests were the names of the stages where the King * A diminutive of lords. appointed to lie, during a royal progress.
+ Setting aside original sin. 1 Indeed. Tick. || Flimsy.
Trembling of the heart.
From heartiness, from bounty, fertile bosom, Are you so fond of your young prince, as we
My parasite, my soldier, statesman, all :
[lius, Thoughts that would thick my blood. Mum. Ay, my good lord.
Leon. So stands this squire Leon. I'tecks?
Offic'd with 'me: We two will walk, my lord, Why that's my bawcock.t What, hast smutch'd And leave you to your graver steps.--Herthy nose?
(welcome; They say, it's a copy out of mine. Come, cap- How thou lov'st us, show in our brother's tain,
(tain: Let what is dear in Sicily, be cheap: We must be neat; not neat, but cleanly, cap. Next to thyself, and my young rover, he's And yet the steer, the heifer, and the calf, Apparents to my heart, Are all call’d, neat.-Still virginallingt Her. If you would seek us, (there?
[Ohserring Polixenes and HERMIONE, We are yours i’the garden: Shall's attend you Upon his palm ?-How now, you wanton calf ? Leon. To your own bents dispose you : you'll Art thou my calf?
be found, Mam. Yes, if you will, my lord.
Be you beneath the sky :-I am angling now, Leon. Thou want’st a rough pash, and the Though you perceive me not how I give line. shoot's that I have,
Go to, go to ! To be full like me :-yet, they say, we are (Aside. Observing POLIXENES and HERMOINE. Almost as like as eggs; women say so, How she holds up the neb,t the bill to him! That will say any thing : But were they false And arms her with the holdness of a wise As o'er-died blacks, as wind, as waters; false To her allowingt husband! Gone already; As dice are to be wish’d, by one that fixes Inch-thick, knee-deep; o'er head and ears a No bourn|| twixt his and mine ; yet were it fork'd one. true
[Exeunt Polixenes, Hermoine, and To say this boy were like me.-Come, Sir page,
Attendunts. Look on me with your welkins eye: Sweet Go, play, boy, play ;-thy mother plays, and I villain!
Play too; but so disgrac'd a part, whose issue Most dear'st! my collop!-Can thy dam ?- Will hiss me to my grave; contempt and cla
may't be? Affection! thy intention stabs the centre: Will be my knell.-Go, play, boy, playThou dost make possible, things not so held
There have been,
[sence, Thou may'st co-join with something; and thou That little thinks she has been sluc'd in his ab(And that beyond commission; and I find it,) And his pond fish'd by his next neighbour, by And that to the infection of my brains, Sir Smile, his neighbour: nay, there's comfort And hardening of my brows.
[open'd, Pol. What means Silicia?
Whiles other men have gates; and those gates Her. He something seems unsettled. As mine, against their will: Should all despair, Pol. How, my lord ?
That have revolted wives, the tenth of mankind What cheer? how is't with you, best brother? Would hang themselves. Physic for't there Her. You look,
is none; As if you held a brow of much distraction : It is a bawdy planet, that will strike Are you mov'd, my lord ?
Where 'tis predominant; and 'tis powerful, Leon. No, in good earnest.
[cluded, How sometimes nature will betray its folly, From east, west, north, and south: Be it conIts tenderness, and make itself a pastime No barricado for a belly; know it; To harder bosoms! Looking on the lines It will let in and out the enemy, Of my boy's face, methoughts, I did recoil With bag and baggage : many a thousand of us Twenty-three years; and saw myself un- Have the disease, and feel't not.—How now, breech'd,
What! Camillo there? How like, methought, I then was to this ker. Cam. Ay, my good lord. nel,
[friend, Leon. Go play, Mamillius; thou'rt an honest This quash,tt this gentleman:-Mine honest
(Exit MAMILLIUS. Will you take eggs for money ?i!
Camillo, this great Sir will yet stay longer. Mam. No, my lord, I'll fight.
Cam. You had much ado to make his anchor Leon. You will? why, happy man be his dole !$$-My brother, i
When you cast out, it still came home. *The tune played at the death of the deer.
Leon. Didst note it? + Hearty fellow
Cam. He would not stay at your petitions; 1 1. e. Playing with her fingers as if on a spinnet.
[made Thou wantest a rough head, and the budding horns His business more material. that I have || Boundary.
Leon. Didst perceive it?1 Blue.
** Credible. tt Peacod. 11 Will you be cajoled. * Heir apparent, next claimant.
+ Mouth. Ij May his share of life be a happy one.
( A horned me, a cuckold.
They're here with me already; whispering, Cam. I would not be a stander-by, to hear rounding,
My sovereign mistress clouded so, without Sicilia is a so-forth: 'Tis far gone,
My present vengeance taken: 'Shrew my heart, When I shall gustt it last.- How came't, Ca. You never spoke what did become you less That he did stay?
[millo, Than this; which to reiterate, were sin Cam. At the good queen's entreaty. As deep as that, though true, Leon. At the queen's, be't: good, should be Leon. Is whispering nothing? pertinent;
Is leaning cheek to cheek? is meeting noses? But so it is, it is not. Was this taken Kissing with inside lip? stopping the career By any understanding pate but thine? Of laughter with a sigh? (a note infallible For thy conceit is soaking, will draw in [is't, of breaking honesty :) horsing foot on foot? More than the common blocks :-Not noted, Skulking in corners ? wishing clocks more But of the finer natures? by some severals,
.(blind Of head-piece extraordinary? lower messes, Hours, minutes? noon, midnight ? and all eyes Perchance, are to this business purblind : say. With the pin and web, but theirs, theirs only,
Cam. Business, my lord ? I think, most un. That would unseen be wicked ? is this nothing? Bohemia stays here longer. [derstand why, then the world, and all that's in't, is noLeon. Ha ?
thing; Cam. Stays here longer.
The covering sky is nothing: Bohemia nothing; Leon. Ay, but why?
My wife is nothing; nor nothing have these Cam. To satisfy your highness, and the en-If this be nothing.
[nothings Of our most gracious mistress. [treaties Cam. Good my lord, be cur'd Leon. Satisfy
Of this diseas'd opinion, and betimes;
I say, thou liest, Camillo, and I hate thee;
Canst with thine eyes at once see good and In that which seems so.
Inclining to them both: Were my wife's liver Cam. Be it forbid, my lord !
Infected as her life, she would not live Leon. To bide upon't ;-Thou art not honest: The running of one glass.t or,
Cam. Who does infect her? If thou inclin'st that way, thou art a coward; Leon. Why he, that wears her like her medal, Which hoxesg honesty behind, restraining
hanging From course requir'd: Or else thou must be About his neck, Bohemia : Who-if I counted
Had servants true about me: that bare eyes A servant, grafted in my serious trust, To see alike mine honour as their profits, And therein negligent; or else a fool,
Their own particular thritis,-they would do That seest a game play'd home, the rich stake
that And tak'st it all for jest.
[drawn, which should undo more doing: Ay, and thou, Cam. My gracious lord,
His cup-bearer,-whom I from meaner form I may be negligent,
foolish, and fearful; Have bench’d, and rear'd to worship; who In every one of these no man is free,
(heaven, But that his negligence, his folly, fear, Plainly, as heaven sees earth, and earth sees Amongst the infinite doings of the world, How I am galled,-might'st bespice a cup, Sometime puts forth: In your affairs, my lord, To give mine enemy a lasting wink; If ever I were wilful-negligent,
Which draught to me were cordial. It was my folly; if industriously
Cam. Sir, my lord, I play'd the fool, it was my negligence, I could do this; and that with no rashi potion, Not weighing well the end; if ever fearful But with a ling’ring dram, that should To do a thing, where I the issue doubted,
work Whereof the execution did cry out
Maliciouslyt like poison : But I cannot Against the non-peformance,'twas a fear Believe this crack to be in my dread mistress Which oft affects the wisest: these, my lord, So sovereignly being honourable. Are such allow'd infirmities, that honesty I have lov'd thee, Is never free of. But, 'beseech your grace, Leon. Make't thy question, and go rot! Be plainer with me; let me know my trespass Dost think, I am so muddy, so unsettled, By its own visage: if I then deny it,
To appoint myself in this vexation? sully "Tis none of mine.
The purity and whiteness of my sheets, Leon. Have not you seen, Camillo, [glass Which to preserve, is sleep; which being (But that's past doubt: you have; or your eye
spotted, Is thicker than a cuckold's horn;) or heard, Is goads, thorns, nettles, tails of wasps ? (For, to a vision so apparent, rumour
Give scandal to the biood o'the prince my son, Cannot be mute,) or thought, (for cogitation Who, I do think is mine, and love as mine; Resides not in that man, that does not think Without ripe moving to't? Would I do this? it,)
Could man so blench ?ll My wife is slippery? If thou wilt confess, Cam. I must believe you, Sir; (Or else be impudently negative, (say, I do; and will fetch off Bohemia fort: To have nor eyes, nor ears, nor thought,) then Provided, that when he's remov'd, your highMy wife's a hobbyhorse; deserves a name Aš rank as any flax-wench, that puts to Will take again your queen, as yours at first; Before her troth-plight: say it, and justify it.
* Disorders of the eye. + Hour-glass. Hasty. To round in the car was to tell secretly. + Taste. Maliciously, with effects openly hurtful, * Inferiors in rank To hox is to harnstring. I. e. Could any man so start ofl' from propriety?