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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 inan is more than one, and yet not
Enter PETRUCHIQ and GRUMIO.
And yet I come not well. Bap. And yet you halt not.
Not so well apparella As I wish you were.
Pet. Were it better I should rush in thus. But where is Kate? where is my lovely bride? How does my father?-Gentles, methinks you
frown: And wherefore gaze this goodly company; As if they saw some wondrous monument, Some comet, or unusual prodigy? Bap. Why, sir, you know, this is your wedding
day: First were we sad, fearing you would not come; Now sadder, that you come so unprovided. Fye! doff this habit, shame to your estate, An eye-sore to our solemn festival.
Tra. And tell us, what occasion of import Hath all so long detain'd you from your wife, And sent you hither so unlike yourself?
Pet. Tedious it were to tell, and harsh to hear: Sufficeth, I am come to keep my word, Though in some part enforced to digress;o
long from her:
Tra sing wears,' 'tis time
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,
Gre. As willingly as ere I came from school.
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.
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:Make it no wonder; if you knew my business, You would entreat me rather go than stay. And, honest company, I thank you all,
i- Quaffd 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.
? 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 me entreat you.
Are you content to stay?
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
angry. 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
mand: Obey the bride, you that attend on her: