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in the chine; troubled with the lampass, infected with the fashions,' full of wind-galls, sped with spavins, raied with the yellows, past cure of the fives,» stark spoiled with the staggers, begnawn with the bots; swayed in the back, and shoulder-shotten; ne'er-legged before, and with a half-checked bit, and a head-stall of sheep's leather; which, being restrained to keep him from stumbling, hath been often burst, and now repaired with knots: one girt six times pieced, and a woman's crupper of velure, which hath two letters for her name, fairly set down in studs, and here and there pieced with packthread.
Bap. Who comes with him?
Bion. O, sir, his lackey, for all the world caparisoned like the horse; with a linen stock 4 on one leg, and a kersey boot-hose on the other, gartered with a red and blue list; an old hat, and The humour of forty fancies pricked in't for a feather : a monster, a very monster in apparel ; and not like a christian footboy, or a gentleman's lackey. Tra. 'Tis some odd humour pricks him to this
Bap. I am glad he is come, howsoe'er he comes.
i Farcy. : Vives; a distemper in horses, little differing from the strangles. 3 Velvet.
Biron. No, sir; I say, his horse comes with him on his back.
Bap. Why, that's all one.
Biron. Nay, by Saint Jamy, I hold you a penny, A horse and a man more than one, and yet not
Enter PETRUCHIO and GRUMIO.
TRUC Pet. Come, where be these gallants ? who is at
home? Bap. You are welcome, sir. Pet.
And yet I come not well. Bap. And yet you halt not. Tra.
Not so well apparellid As I wish you were.
Pet. Were it better I should rush in thuş.
eye-sore to our solemn festival.
Pet. Tedious it were to tell, and harsh to hear : Suffiçeth, I am come to keep my word,
Though in some part enforced to digress;s
shall well be satisfied withal. But, where is Kate? I stay too long from her ; The morning wears, 'tis time we were at church.
Tra. See not your bride in these unreverent robes; Go to my chamber, put on clothes of mine.
Pet. Not I, believe me; thus I'll visit her.
[Exeunt PETRUCHIO, GRUMIO, and
Si. e. To deviate from my promise.
And make assurance, here in Padua,
Luc. Were it not that my fellow schoolmaster
Tra. That by degrees we mean to look into,
Gre. As willingly as e'er I came from school.
home? Gre. A bridegroom, say you ? 'tis a groom, indeed, A grumbling groom, and that the girl shall find.
Tra. Curster than she? why, 'tis impossible.
Gre. Tut! she's a lamb, a dove, a fool to him.
And, as he stoop'd again to take it up,
Tra. What said the wench, when he arose again?
As if the vicar meant to cozen him.
TISTA, HORTENSIO, GRUMIO, and Train.
your pains : I know, you think to dine with me to-day, And have prepar'd great store of wedding cheer ;
8 It was the custom for the company present to drink wine immediately after the marriage-ceremony.