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Say, that she frown ; I'll say, she looks as clear
Good-morrow, Kate ; for that's your name, I hear.
Pet. You lie, in faith ; for you are called plain Kate,
Why, what's a moveable ?
Thou hast hit it: come, sit on me. Kath. Asses are made to bear, and so are you.
6 A joint-stool.] This is a proverbial expression ;
Sce Ray's Collection.
Pet. Women are made to bear, and so are you.
Pet. Alas, good Kate! I will not burden thee:
Kath. Too light for such a swain as you to catch ;
Pet. Should be ? should buz.
Well ta’en, and like a buzzard. Pet. 0, slow-wing'd turtle ! shall a buzzard take
thee? Kath. Ay, for a turtle ; as he takes a buzzard. Pet. Come, come, you wasp ; i’faith, you are too
angry. Kath. If I be waspish, best beware my sting. Pet. My remedy is then, to pluck it out. Kath. Ay, if the fool could find it where it lies. Pet. Who knows not where a wasp doth wear his
sting? In his tail.
Kath. In his tongue.
Whose tongue ?
again, Good Kate; I am a gentleman. Kath.
That I'll try.
[Striking him. Pet. I swear I'll cuff you, if you strike again.
Kath. So may you lose your arms:
Pet. A herald, Kate ? O, put me in thy books.
7 --- a craven.] A cravon is a degenerate, dispirited cock. Craven, was a term also applied to those who in appeals of battle
Pet. Nay, come, Kate, come ; you must not look so
sour. Kath. It is my fashion, when I see a crab. Pet. Why, here's no crab; and therefore look not
Had I a glass, I would.
Well aim'd of such a young one.
'Tis with cares. Kath.
I care not. Pet. Nay, hear you, Kate: in sooth, you 'scape not so. Kath. I chafe you, if I tarry; let me go.
Pet. No, not a whit; I find you passing gentle.
Kath. Go, fool, and whom thou keep'st command.
became recreant, and by pronouncing this word, called for quarter from their opponents, the consequence of which was they were for ever after deemed infamous.
As Kate this chamber with her princely gait ?
Kath. Where did you study all this goodly speech?
Yes; keep you warm.
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How but well, sir ? how but well ?
dumps ? Kath. Call you me, daughter ? now I promise you, You have show'd a tender fatherly regard, To wish me wed to one half lunatick; A mad-cap ruffian, and a swearing Jack, That thinks with oaths to face the matter out.
+ "a wild Kate to a Kate" MALONE.
Pet. Father, 'tis thus,—yourself and all the world,
Kath. I'll see thee hang'd on Sunday first.
our part! Pet. Be patient, gentlemen ; I choose her for myself; If she and I be pleas’d, what's that to you? 'Tis bargain’d 'twixt us twain, being alone, That she shall still be curst in company. I tell you, 'tis incredible to believe How much she loves me: 0, the kindest Kate!She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss She vied so fast”, protesting oath on oath, That in a twink she won me to her love. 0, you are novices ! 'tis a world to see How tame, when men and women are alone, A meacock wretch can make the curstest shrew.Give me thy hand, Kate: I will unto Venice, To buy apparel 'gainst the wedding-day:Provide the feast, father, and bid the guests ; I will be sure, my Katharine shall be fine.
Bap. I know not what to say: but give me your hands; God send you joy, Petruchio ! 'tis a match.
& She vied so fast,] Vye and revye were terms at cards, now superseded by the more modern word, brag.
9- 'tis a world to see] i. e. it is wonderful to see. This expression is often met with in old historians as well as dramatic writers.
? A meacock wretch - ) i. c. a timorous, dastardly creature.