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Gru. I confess the cape.
Gru. Error i'the bill, sir; error i'the bill. I commanded the sleeves should be cut out, and sewed up again; and that I'll prove upon thee, though thy little finger be armed in a thimble.
Tai. This is true, that I say; an I had thee in place where, thou shoud'st know it.
Gru. I am for thee straight: take thou the bill, give me thy mete-yard, and spare not me.
Hor. God-a-mercy, Grumio! then he shall have no odds.
Pet. Well, sir, in brief, the gown is not for me. Gru. You are i’the right, sir; ’tis for my
mistress. Pet. Go, take it up unto thy master's use.
Gru. Villain, not for thy life: Take up my mistress' gown for thy master's use!
Pet. Why, sir, what's your conceit in that?
gown to his master's use! O, fie, fie, fie! Pet. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the tailor paid:-
[Aside. Go take it hence; be gone, and say no more. Hor. Tailor, I'11 pay
thee for thy gown to-morrow. Take no unkindness of his hasty words: Away, I say; commend me to thy master.
Take up my
Pet. Well, come, my Kate; we will unto your
father's, Even in these honest mean habiliments; Our purses
shall be proud, our garments poor: For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich; And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, So honour peereth in the meanest habit. What, is the jay more precious than the lark, Because his feathers are more beautiful? Or is the adder better than the eel, Because his painted skin contents the eye? 0, no, good Kate; neither art thou the worse For this poor furniture, and mean array. If thou account'st it shame, lay it on me: And therefore, frolick; we will hence forthwith, To feast and sport us at thy father's house. Go, call my men, and let us straight to him; And bring our horses unto Long-lane end, There will we mount, and thither walk on foot.
I think, 'tis now some seven o'clock, And well we may come there by dinner time.
Kath. I dare assure you, sir, 'tis almost two;
Pet. It shall be seven, ere I go to horse:
it is. Hor. Why, so! this gallant will command the sun.
BEFORE BAPTISTA'S HOUSE,
Enter Tranio, and the Pedant dressed like Vincentio.
'Tis well; And hold your own, in any case, with such Austerity as ’longeth to a father.
Enter Biondello. Ped. I warrant you: But, sir, here comes your boy; 'Twere good, he were school'd.
Tra. Fear you not him. Sirrah, Biondello,
Bion. Tut! fear not me.
Bion. I told him, that your father was at Venice; And that you look'd for him this day in Padua.
Tra. Thou'rt a tall fellow; hold thee that to drink. Here comes Baptista:--set your countenance, sir.
Enter Baptista and Lucentio. Signior Baptista, you are happily met:Sir, [To the Pedant.]
This is the gentleman I told you of;
Ped. Soft, son !
Bap. Sir, pardon me in what I have to say ;Your plainness, and your shortness, please me well. Right true it is, your son Lucentio here Doth love my daughter, and she loveth him, Or both dissenble deeply their affections: And, therefore, if you say no more than this,That like a father you will deal with him, And pass my daughter a sufficient dower, The match is fully made, and all is done: Your son shall have my daughter with consent. Tra. I thank you, sir. Where then do you know
best, We be affied; and such assurance ta'en, As shall with either part's agreement stand?
Bap. Not in my house, Lucentio; for, you know, Pitchers have ears, and I have many servants : Besides, old Gremio is heark'ning still; And, happily, we might be interrupted.
Tra. Then at my lodging, an it like you, sir:
the business privately and well:
Bap. It likes me well:-Cambio, hie you home,
Luc. I pray the gods she may, with all my heart!
Tra. Dally not with the gods, but get thee gone. Signior Baptista, shall I lead the way? Welcome! one mess is like to be
cheer: Come, sir; we'll better it in Pisa. Bap.
you. [Exeunt Tranio, Pedant, and Baptista. Bion. Cambio.Luc.
What say’st thou, Biondello? Bion. You saw my master wink and laugh upon
you? Luc. Biondello, what of that?
Bion. ’Faith, nothing; but he has left me here behind, to expound the meaning or moral of his signs and tokens.
Luc. I pray thee, moralize them.