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As she had studied to misuse me so.
Pet. Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench;
Bap. Well, go with me, and be not so discomfited:
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and HORTENSIO. And woo.her with some spirit when she comes. Say, that she rail; Why, then I'll tell her plain, She sings as sweetly as a nightingale : Say, that she frown; I'll say, she looks as clear As morning roses newly wash'd with dew: Say, she be mute, and will not speak a word; Then I'll commend her volubility, And say—she uttereth piercing eloquence: If she do bid me pack, I'll give her thanks, As though she bid me stay by her a week; If she deny to wed, I'll crave the day When I shall ask the banns, and when be married :But here she comes; and now, Petruchio, speak.
Good-morrow, Kate; for that's your name, I hear. Kath. Well have you heard, but something hard
of hearing; They call me-Katharine, that do talk of me.
Pet. You lie, in faith; for you are call'd plain Kate,
And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst;
Kath. Mov'd! in good time: let him that moy'd
you hence: I knew you at the first, You were a moveable. Pet.
Why, what's a moveable? Kath. A joint-stool. Pet.
Thou hast hit it: come, sit on me, Kath. Asses are made to bear, and so are you. Pet. Women are made to bear, and so are you. Kath. No such jade, sir, as you, if me you mean,
Pet. Alas, good Kate! I will not burden thee: For, knowing thee to be but young and light,
Kath. Too light for such a swain as you to catch; And yet as heavy as my weight should be. Pet. Should be? should buz.
Well ta'en, and like a buzzard. Pet. O, 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
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. Pet.
Whose tongue? Kath. Yours, if you talk of tails; and so farewell. Pet. What, with my tongue in your tail ? nay,
come again, Good Kate; I am a gentleman. Kath.
That I'll try.
[Striking him. Pet. I swear I'll cuff
strike again. Kath. So may you
your arms: If
you strike me, you are no gentleman; And if no gentleman, why, then no arms.
Pet. A herald, Kate? O, put me in thy books.
hen. Kath. No cock of mine, you crow too like a
craven.4 Pet. Nay, come, Kate, come; you must not look
Had I a glass, I would. Pet. What, you mean my
face ? Kath.
Well aim'd ofs such a young one.
Pet. Now, by Saint George, I am too young for
you. Kath. Yet you are wither’d. Pet.
'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. 'Twas told me, you were rough, and coy, and sullen, And now I find report a very liar ; For thou art pleasant, gamesome, passing courteous; But slow in speech, yet sweet as spring-time flowers: Thou canst not frown, thou canst not look askance, Nor bite the lip, as angry wenches will ; Nor hast thou pleasure to be cross in talk ; But thou with mildness entertain'st thy wooers, With gentle conference, soft and affable. Why does the world report, that Kate doth limp? O slanderous world! Kate, like the hazle-twig, Is straight, and slender; and as brown in hue As hazle nuts, and sweeter than the kernels. 0, let me see thee walk : thou dost not halt.
Kath. Go, fool, and whom thou keep’st command.
Pet. Did ever Dian so become a grove,
Kath. Where did you study all this goodly speech?
Yes; keep you warm. Pet. Marry, so I mean, sweet Katharine in thy
bed : And therefore, setting all this chat aside, Thus in plain terms :-Your father hath consented That you shall be my wife; your dowry 'greed on; And, will you, nill you, I will marry you. Now, Kate, I am a husband for your turn; For, by this light, whereby I see thy beauty, (Thy beauty, that doth make me like thee well) Thou must be married to no man but me: For I am he, am born to tame you, Kate; And bring you from a wild cat to a Kate Conformable, as other houshold Kates. Here comes your father; never make denial, I must and will have Katharine to my wife.
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How but well, sir? how but well?
your 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.
Pet. Father, 'tis thus,-yourself and all the world, That talk'd of her, have talk'd amiss of her ;