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Pet. You wrong me, signior Gremio; give me
I am a gentleman of Verona, sir,
That,--hearing of her beauty and her wit,
Her wond'rous qualities and mild behaviour, To make a bondmaid and a slave of me;
Ain bold to shew myself a forward guest That I disdain: but for these other gawds, - Within your house, to make mine eye the witness Unbind my hands, I'll pull them off myself, Of that report which I so oft have heard. Yea, all my raiment, to my petticoat;
10 And, for an entrance to my entertainment, Or, what you will command me will I do,
[Presenting Hortensio. So well I know my duty to my elders.
I do present you with a man of mine, Kath. Of all thy suitors, here I charge thee, tell Cunning in music and the mathematicks, Whom tho u lov'st best : see thou dissemble not. To instruct her fully in those sciences,
Bian. Believe me, sister, of all the men alive, 115 Whereof, I know, she is not ignorant : I never yet beheld that special face
| Accept of hin, or else you do me wrong; Which I could fancy more than any other.
His name is Liciv, born in Maptua. Kath. Minion, thou ly'st ; Is't not Hortensio? | Bup. You're welcome, sir; and he for your Bian. If you affect him, sister, here I swear,
good sake: I'll plead for you myself, but you shall have him. 20 But for my daughter Katharine,—this I know,
Kath. Oh then, belike, you fancy riches more: She is not for your turn, the more my grief. You will have Gremio to keep you fair,
Pet. I see you do not mean to part with her; Bian. Is it for him you do envy me so ?
Or else you like not of my company. Nay, then you jest ; and now I well perceive, I | Bap. Mistake me not, I speak but as I find. You have but jested with me all this while: 125 Whence are you, sir ? what may I call your name? I prythee, sister Kate, untie my hands.
Pet. Petruchio is my name ; Anthonio's son, Kath. If that bejest, then all the rest was so. A man well known throughout all Italy. [sake.
[Strikes her. Bap. I know him well : you are welcome for his Enter Baptista.
Gie. Saving your tale, Petruchio, I pray, Bap. Why, how now, dame! whence grows30 Let us, that are poor petitioners, speak too: this insolence?
Baccare ?! you are marvellous forward, Bianca, stand aside ;-poor girl ! she weeps : Pet. On, pardon me, signior Gremio; I would Go ply thy needle; meddle not with her.
fain be doing. For shame, thou hilding of a devilish spirit, Gre. I doubt it not, sir, ; but you will curse Why dost thou wrong her that did ne'er wrong 351 yoth wooing. When did she cross thee with a bitter word? (thee? Neighbour, this is a gift very grateful, I am sure of Kath. Hersilence flouts me, and I'll bereveng'd. lit. To express the like kindness myself, that have
[Flies after Bianca. been more kindly beholding to you than any, free Bap. What, in my sight:-Bianca, get thee in.) leave give to this young scholar, that hath been
[Exit Bianca. 40 long studying at Rheims ; [presenting Lucentiv.] Kath. Will you not suffer me? Nay, now I see, las cunning in Greek, Latin, and other languages, She is your treasure, she must have a husband; / las the other in musick and mathematicks; his name I must dance bare-foot on her wedding-day, Jis Cambio; pray, accept his service, And for your love to her, lead apes in hell.
Bup. A thousand thanks, signior Gremio: welTalk not to me; I will go sit and weep, 145 come, good Cambio.-But, gentle sir, methinkis, "Till I can find occasion of revenge. (Exit Kath. you walk like a stranger; (to Tranio.] May I be
Bap. Was ever gentleman thus griev'd as I? so bold to knowthe cause of your coming ? But who comes here?
| Ira. Pardon me, sir, the boldness is mine own : Enter Gremio, Lucentio in the habit of a mean That, being a stranger in this city here, man; Petruchiowith Hortensio,like a musician; 50 Do make myself a suitor to your daughter, Tranio, and Biondello bearing alute and books. Unto Bianca, fair and virtuous. Gre. Good-morrow, neighbour Baptista. Nor is your firm resolve unknown to me,
Bap. Good-morrow, neighbour Gremio: God In the preferment of the elder sister: save you, gentlemen! i (daughter This liberty is all that I request,
Pet. And you, good sir! Pray, have you not a 55 That, upon knowledge of my parentage, Call'd Katharina, fair, and virtuous ?
I may have welcome 'mongst the rest that woo, Bap. I have a daughter, sir, called Katharina. And free access and favour as the rest. · Gre. You are too blunt; go to it orderly. And, toward the education of your daughters, Ililding, or hinderling, means a low zeretch. ? An old proverbial word.
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 amazed for a while, If you accept them, then their worth is great. I As on a pillory, looking through the lute:
Bap. Lucentio is your name? of whence, I prayo! While she did call me rascal tidler, [terms, Tru. Of Pisa, sir; son to Vincentio.
15 And twangling Jack; with twenty such vile Bap. A mighty man of Pisa; by report 1 as she had studied to misuse me so. I know him well: you are very welcome, sir.
Pet. Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench; Take you the lute, and you the set of books, I love her ten times more than e'er I did :
[To Hortensio und Lucentio. Oh, how I long to have some chat with her! You shall go see your pupils presently, 110 Bup. Well, go with me, and be not so discomHolla, within!
fited : Enter a Servant.
Proceed in practice with my younger daughter; Sirrah, lead
[both, She's apt to learn, and thankful for good turns. These gentlemen to my daughters; and tell them signior Petruchio, will you go with us; These are their tutors; bid then use them well. 115 Or shall I send my daughter kate to you?
[Erit Servant with Hortensio and Lucentio. 1 Pet. I pray you do; I will attend her here, We will go walk a little in the orchard,
[Er. Baptista with Grem. Horten. and Tranio. And then to dinner: You are passing welcome, 1 land woo her with some spirit when she comes. And so I pray you all to think yourselves.
say, that she rail; why then I'll tell her plain, Pet. Signior Baptista, my business asketh haste, 20 She sings as sweetly as a nightingale: And every day I cannot come to woo.
Say, that she frown; I'll say she looks as clear You knew my father well; and in him, me,, I As morning roses newly washed with dew: Left solely heir to all his lands and goods,
say she be mute and will not speak a word; Which I have bettered rather than decreas'd: I Then I'll commend her volubility, Then tell me,--if I get your daughter's love, 25 And say she uttereth piercing eloquence: What dowry shall I have with her to wife?
fit she do bid me pack, I'll give her thanks, Bap. After my death, the one halfof my lands ;| As though she bid me stay by her a week: And, in possession, twenty thousand crowns. If she deny to wed, I'li crave the day [ried :
Pet. And, for that dowry, l'll assure her of When I shall ask the banns, and when be marHer widowhood, be it that she survive me,- 30 But here she comes; and now, Petruchio, speak. In all my lands and leases whatsoever :
Enter Katharine. Let specialties be therefore drawn between us, 1 Good-morrow, Kate ; for that's your name, I hear. That covenants may be kept on either hand.
Kath. Well have you heard, but something Bap. Ay, when the special thing is well cb
hard of hearing; That is,-lier love; for that is all in all, stained, 35 They call me-Katharine, that do talk of me.
Pet. Why that is nothing; for I tell you, father, 1 Pet. You lye, in faith; for youarecall’dplain Kate, I am as peremptory as she proud-minded;
And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst; And wliere two raging fires meet together, But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom, They do consume the thing that meets their fury: Kate o kate-wall, my super-dainty Kate, Though little tire grows great with liitle wind, 40 For dainties are allcates; and therefore, Kate, Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all: Take this of me, Kate of my consolation;-So I to her, and so she yields to me;
Hearing thy mildness prais'd in every town,
Bap. Well may'st thou woo, and happy be thy Yet not so deeply as to thee belongs)
Pet. Ay, to the propf; as mountainsarefor winds, Kath. Mov'd! in good time : let him that mor'd That shake not, though they blow perpetually.
you bither, Re-enter Hortensio, ruith his lead broke. | Remove vou hence: I knew you at the first, Bap. How now, my friend why dost thou You werea moveable. look so pale?
501 Pet. Why, what's a moveable? Hor. For fear, I promise you, if I look pale. Kath. Ajoint-stool. Bap. What, will my daughter prove a good mu Pet, Thou hast hit it: come, sit on me. sician?
kath. Asses are made to bear, and so are you. Hor. I think, she'll sooner prove a soldier ;
Pet. Women are made to bear, and so are you. Iron may hold with her, bụt never lutes. Plute?55 Kuth. No such jade, sir, as you, if me you inean.
Bap. Why, then thou canst not break her to the Pet. Alas, good Kate, I will not burden thee: • Hor. Why,no; for she hath broke the lute to me. For knowing thee to be but young and light, I did but tell her, she mistook her frets',
| Kuth. Too light for such a swain as you tocatch; And bow'd her hand to teach her fingering; And yet as heavy as my weight should be, When, with a most impatient devilish spirit, 160 · Pet. Should be? should buz. « Frets call you these quoth she; " I'll fume Kath. Well ta'en, and like a buzzard. (thee? with them :"
Pat. Oh,slow-wing'dturtle! shallabuzzard take And, with that word, she struck me on the head, 1 Kath. Ay, for a turtle; as he takes a buzzard.
A fręt is that stop of a musical instrument which causes or regulates the vibration of a string.
of a string
Pet. Come, come, you wasp ; i'faith, you are 1 Pet. Marry, so I mean, sweet Katharine, in thy too angry.
And therefoie, setting all this chat aside, [bed: Kath. If I be waspish, best beware my sting. libus, in plain terms: Your father hath consented Pet. My remedy is then, to pluck it out. That you shall be my wife; your dow'ry'greed on; Kath. Ay, if the fool could find it where it lies. 5 And will you, nill you, I will marry you.
Pet. Who knows not where a wasp doth wear Now, kate, I am a busband for your turn; In his tail.
[his sting? For, by this light, whereby I see thy beauty, Kuitth. In his tongue.
(Thy beauty that doth make me like thee well) Pct. Whose tongue?
Thou must be married to no man but me; Kuth. Your's, if you talk of tails; and so farewel. 10 For I am he am born to tame you, Kate;
Pet. What, with my tongue in your tail? nay And bring you from a wild Kate to a Kate Good Kate; I am a gentleman. [come again, Conformable, as other houshold Kates. Kath. That I'll try.
[She strikes him. Here comes your father; never make denial, Pet. I swear, I'll cuff you, if you strike again. I must and will have Katharine to my wife. Knih. So may you lose your arms:
115 Re-enter Baptista, Gremio and Tranio. If you strike me, you are no gentleman;
Bap. Now, signior Petruchio: how speed you And if no gentleman, why, then no arms.
with my daughter Pet. A herald, kate? oh, put me in thy books. Pet. How but well, sir ? how but well? Kath. What is your crest a coxcomb?
It were impossible, I should speed amiss. Pet. A combless cock, so Kate will be my hen.20 Bap. Why, how now, daughter Katharine? in Aute. No cock of mine, you crow too like al
your dumps ?
[so sour. | Kath. Call you me, daughter? now I promise Pet. Nay, come, Kate, come; you must not look You have shew'd a tender fatherly regard, Kath. It is my fashion, when I see a crab. To wish me wed to one half lunatick; Pct. Why, here's no crab, and therefore look|25 A mad-cap ruffian, and a swearing Jack, Kath. There is, there is.
[not sour. That thinks with oaths to face the matter out. Pet. Then shew it me,
| Pet. Father, 'tis thus,-yourselfand all the world, Kath. Had I a glass, I would.
(That talk'd of her, have talk'd amiss of her; Pit. What, you mean my face?
If she be curst, it is for policy: Kath. Well aim'd of such a young one. (you. 30 For she's not froward, but modest as the dove; Pct. Now, by St. George, I am too young for! She is not hot, but temperate as the morn; Kuh. Yet you are wither'd.
For patience she will prove a second Grissel; Pet. 'Tis with cares.
And Ronian Lucrece for her chastity: [ther kuth. I care not..
(not so. And to conclude,--we have 'greed so well togePet. Nay, hear you, Kate: in sooth you 'scape 35 That upon Sunday is the wedding-day. Kath. I chafe you, if I tarry; let me go
kuth. V'll see thee hang'd on Sunday first. Pet. No, not å whit; I find you passing gentle. Gre. Hark, Petruchio ! she says, she'll see thee 'Twas told me, you were rough, and coy, and
[our part ! And now I find report a very liar; [sullen, Tra. Is this your speeding? nay, then, good-night . For thou art pleasant,gamesome,passing courteous, 40 Pet. Be patient, gentlemen; I chuse her for But slow in speech, yetsweet asspring-time flowers:
That she shall still be curst in company.
¡How inuch she loves me: Oh, the kindest Kate!
That in a twink she won me to her love. As hazle-nuts, and sweeter than the kernels. 50 Oh, you are novices! 'tis a'world to see 3 0, let me see thee walk : thou dost not halt. How tame, when men and women are alone,
Kath. Go, fool, and whom thou keep'st com- A meacock * wretch can make the curstest Pet. Did ever Dian so become a grove, [mand.
shrew.-As Kate this chamber with her princely gait ? Give me thy hand, Kate; I will unto Venice, O, be thou Dian, and let her be Kate;
155/To buy apparel 'gainst the wedding-day:And then let kate be chaste, and Dian sportful ! Provide the feast, father, and bid the guests; Kath. Where did you study all this goodly speech?' I will be sure, iny Katharine shall be fine. [hands; Pet. It is extempore, from my mother-wit.
Bap. I know not what to say, but give me your Kath. A witty mother! witless else her son, God send you joy, Petruchio! 'tis a match. Ptt. Am I not wise ?
1601 Gre. Tru. Amen, say we; we will be witnesses. Kath. Yes; keep you warm.
Il Pet. Father, and wife, and gentlemen, adicu ; 'A craten is a degenerate cock. : Dr. Johnson proposes to read, “ply'd so fast.” : Meaning, 'Tis wonderful to see. i. e, a timorous, dastardly creature.
I will to Venice, Sunday comes apace:-- 1 Within rich Pisa walls, as any one.
ill have rings, and things, and fine array: Old signior Gremio has in Padua; And kiss me, Kate, we will be married o'Sunday. Besides two thousand ducats by the year
Exe. Peiruchio and Katharine severulli. JOf fruitful land, all which shall be her jointure. Gre. Was ever match clap'd up so suddenly 5 What, have I pinch'd you, signior Gremio ? Bap. Faith, gentlemen, now I play a mer- Gre. Two thousand ducats by the year, of land! chant's part,
My land amounts not to so much in all: And venture madly on a desperate mart.
That she shall have; besides an argosy, Tra. Twas a commodity lay fretting by you; That now is lving in Marseilles' road:Twill bring you gain, or perish on the seas. 10 What, have I choak'd you with an argosy ?
Bap. The gain I seek is-quiet in the match. Tra. Gremio, 'tis known my father hath no less
Gre. No doubt, but he hath got a quiet catch. | Than three great argosies; besides two galliasses, But now, Baptista, to your younger daughter; And twelve tight gallies : these I will assure ber, Now is the day we long have looked for;
And twice as much, whate'er thou oifer'st next. I am your neighbour, and was suitor tirst. 15 Gre. Nay, I have otler'd all, I have no more;
Trú. And I am one, that love Bianca more 1 And she can have no more than all I have; Than wordscan witness, or your thoughis can guess. If vou like me, she shall have me and mine. Gre. Youngling! thou canst not loveso dear as I. 1 Tra. Why, then the maid is mine from all the Tra. Grey-beard! thy love doth freeze.
world, Gre. But thine doth fry.
1201By your firm promise; Gremio is out-vied'. Skipper, stand back; 'tis age, that nourisheth. Bap. I must confess, your offer is the best ;
Tra. But youth, in ladies' eyes that tlourisheth. And, let your father make her the assurance, Bup. Content you, gentlemen; I will compound She is your own; else, you must pardon me:. this strife:
1 if you should die before him, where's her dower? 'Tis deeds must win the prize ; and he of both, 25 Tra. That's but a cavil; he is old, I young. That can asiure my daughter greatest dower, Gre. And may not young men die as well as old? Skall have Bianca's love.
| Bar. Well, gentlemen, Sav,signiorGremio, what can you assure her? [city I am thus resolv'd:-On Sunday next, you know,
Gre. First, as you know, my house within the My daughter Katharine is to be marry'd: Is richly furnished with plate and gold;
30 Now, on the Sunday following, shall Bianca Basons and ewers, to lave her dainty hands; I Be bride to you, if you make this assurance; My hangings all of Tyrian tapestry:
If not, to signior Gremio: In ivory coiters I have stuil'd my crowns; And so I take my leave, and thank you both. In cypress chests my arras counterpoints',
[Erit. Costly apparel, tents, and canopies,
135 Gre. Adieu, good neighbour. Now I fear thee Finelinen, Turky cushions boss'd with pearl,
not; ? Valance of Venice gold in needle-work,
Sirrah, young gamester, your father were a fool Peuter and brass, and all things that belong To give thee all, and, in his waining age, To house or housekeeping; then at my farın, Set foot under thy table: Tut! a toy! I have a hundred milch-kine to the pail, 40 An old Italian fox is not so kind, my boy. [Erit. Six score fat oxen standing in my stalls,
| Tra. I vengeance on your crafty withered hide! And all things answerable to this portion.
Yet I have fac'd it with a card of ten*. Myself am struck in years, I must confess; (Tis in my head to do my master good; And, if I die to-morrow, this is bers,
I see no reason, but suppos'd Lucentio If, whilst I live, she will be only mine.
45 Must get a father, calld-suppos'd Vincentio; Tra. That only, came well in—Sir, list to me; And that's a wonder: fathers, commonly, I am ny father's heir, and only son:
Do get their children; but in this case of wooing, If I may have your daughter to my wife,
A child shall get a sire, if I fail not of my cunning. I'll leave her houses three or four as good,
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Her sister Katharine welcom'd you withal ?
| Hor. But, wrangling pedant, this is
60 And when in musick we have spent at hour, Have you so soon forgot the entertainment | Your lecture shall have leisure for as much.
'j. e. counterpanes. ? Gallias was a vessel with both sails and oars, partaking of the nature of a ship and a galley. i. e. out-bid: vye and rerye were terms used used at the game of gleek, now superseded by the modern word brag. + That is, with the highest card, in the old simple games of our ancestors; so that this became a proverbial expression.
Luc. Preposterous ass! that never read so far I must begin with rudiments of art; To know the cause why musick was ordain'd! To teach you gamut in a briefer sort, Was it not, to refresh the mind of man,
More pleasant, pithy, and effectual, After his studies, or his usual pain ?
(Than hath been taught by any of my trade: Then give me leave to read philosophy, 5 And there it is in writing, fairly drawn. And, while I pause, serve in your harmony.
Bian. Why, I am past my gamut long ago. Hor. Sirrali, I will not bear these braves of thine. Hor. Yet read the gamut of Hortensio. (accord, Bian. Why, gentlemen, you do nie double | Bian. [reading.) Gamut I am, the ground of all, wrong,
A re, to plead Hortensio's passion; To strive for that which resteth in my choice: 10 B mi, Bianca, take him for thy lord, I am no breeching scholar' in the schools;
C faut, that loves with all affection: I'll not by ty'd to hours, nor 'pointed times,
D sol re, one cliff, two notes have 1; But learn my lessons as I please myself,
E la mi, sheru pity, or I die. And, to cut off all strife, here sit we down :--- Call you this gamut? tut! I like it not : Take you your instrument, play you the whiles; 15 Old fashions please me best; I am not so nice, His lecture will be done, ere you have tun'd. To change true rules for odd inventions. Hor. You'll leave his lecture, whenlam in tune?
Enter a Servant. [Hortensio retires. Ser. Mistress, your father prays you leave your Luc. That will be never;-tune your instru
books, Bian. Where left we last?
[ment. 20 And help to dress your sister's chamber up; Luc. Here, madam:
You know, to-morrow is the wedding-day. Hac ibat Simois; hic est Sigeia tellus;
Bian. Farewel, sweet masters, both; I must be Hic steterat Priami regiu celsa senis.
Erit. Bian. Construe them.
Luc. Faith, mistress, then I have no cause to Luc. Hac ibat, as I told you before,- Somois,|25
[Exit. I am Lucentio,--hic est, son unto Vincentio of 1 Hor. But I have cause to pry into this pedant; Pisa, - Sigeia tellus, disguised thus to get your Methinks, he looks as though he were in love: love ;--Hic steterat, and that Lucentio that comes Yet if thy thoughts, Bianca, be so humble, a wooing,—Priami, is my man Tranio,-regia, To cast thy wandering eyes on every stale, bearing my port--celsa senis, that we might be- 30 Seize thee, that list: If once I find thee ranging, guile the old Pantaloon,
Hortensio will be quit with thee by changing. Hor. Madam, my instrument's in tune.
healin. 135 Enter Baptista, Gremio, Tranio, Katharine,
135nter Bian. Now let me see if I can construeit: Hac
Lucentio, Biancu, and attendants. ibat Simois, I know you not;,hic est Sigeia tel- Bap. Signior Lucentio, this is the pointed day lus, I trust you not; -Hic steterat Priami, take That Katharine and Petruchio should be marry'd, heed he hear us not ;-regia, presume not; And yet we hear not of our son-in-law : celsa senis, despair not.
40 What will be said ? what mockery will it be, · Hor. Madam, 'tis now in tune.
To want the bridegroom, when the priest attends Luc. All but the base.
To speak the ceremonial rites of marriage? Hor. The base is right;
What says Lucentio to this shame of ours? 'Tis the base knave that jars.
kath. No shame but mine: I must, forsooth, How fiery and forward our pedant is!
be forc'd Now, for my life, the knave doth court my love: To give my hand, oppos'd against my heart, Peduscule, l'll watch you better vet.
Unto a mad-brain rudesby, full of spleena;
Luc. Mistrust it noi; for, sure, Æacides I told you, I, he was a frantic fool,
Bian, I must believe my master; else, I promise And, to be noted for a merry man,
He'll woo a thousand, 'point the day of marriage, But let it rest.--Now, Licio, to you:
Make friends, invite, yes, and proclaim the banys. Good masters, take it not unkindly, pray,
Yet never means to wed where he hath woo'd. That I have been thus pleasant with vou both. 55 Now must the world point at poor Katharine,
Hor. You may go walk, and give me leave! And say,--Lo there is mad Petruchio's wife, Mylessons make nomusick in three parts. [awhile; If it would please him come and marry her.
Luc. Are you so formal, sir? well, I inust wait, Tra. Patience, good Katharine, and Baptista too; And watch withal; for, but I ve deceiv'd,
Upon my life, Petruchio means but well, Our fine musician groweth amorous. [ Aside. 60 Whatever fortune stays him from his word:
Hor. Madam, before you touch the instrument, Though he be blunt, I know him passing wise ; To learn the order of my fingering,
Though he be merry, yet withal he's honest. ! That is, no school-boy liable to be whipped. ? i. e, caprice.