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Tra. He is my father, Sir, and sooth to say,
Ped. O, Sir, I do; and will repute you ever The patron of my life and liberty.
Tra. Then go with me, to make the matter good. This, by the way, I let you understand ;My father is here look'd for every day, To pass assurance* of a dower in marriage 'Twixt me and one Baptista's daughter here: In all these circumstances I'll instruct you : Go with me, Sir, to clothe you as becomes you. [Exeunt.
SCENE III.- A Room in PETRUCHIO's House.
Enter KATHARINA and GRUMIO.
Gru. No, no; forsooth; I dare not, for my life.
Gru. What say you to a neat's foot ?
Gru. I fear it is too choleric à meat:
Kath. I like it well; good Grumio, fetch it me.
Kath. A dish that I do love to feed upon.
Gru. Nay, then, I will not; you shall have the mustard,
Kath. Then both, or one, or anything thou wilt. Gru. Why, then, the mustard without the beef. Kath. Go, get thee gone, thou false deluding slave, [Beats him. That feed'st me with the very name of meat: Sorrow on thee, and all the pack of you, That triumph thus upon my misery! Go, get thee gone, I say.
Enter PETRUCHIO with a dish of meat; and HORTENSIO.
Pet. Pluck up thy spirits, look cheerfully upon me.
[Sets the dish on a table.
Kath. ’Pray you, let it stand.
Pet. The poorest service is repaid with thanks; And so shall mine, before you touch the meat.
Kath. I thank you, Sir.
Hor. Signior Petruchio, fie! you are to blame! Come mistress Kate, I'll bear you company.
Pet. Eat it up all, Hortensio, if thou lov’st me.- [Aside. Much good do it unto thy gentle heart ! Kate, eat apace :-And now, my honey love, Will we return unto thy father's house; And revel it as bravely as the best, With silken coats, and caps, and golden rings, With ruffs, and cuffs, and farthingales, and
things; With scarfs, and fans, and double change of bravery,I With amber bracelets, beads, and all this knavery. What, hast thou dined ? The tailor stays thy leisure, To deck thy body with his ruffling treasure.
+ Find no approval.
Pet. Why, this was moulded on a porringer ?
Kath. I'll have no bigger, this doth fit the time,
Pet. When you are gentle, you shall have one too,
Pet. Why, thou say'st true, it is a paltry cap,
A custard coffin,* a bauble, a silken pie: I love thee well, in that thou lik’st it not.
Kath. Love me, or love me not, I like the cap; And it I will have, or I will have none.
Pet. Thy gown? why ay:-Come tailor, let us see't.
Hor. I see, she's like to have neither cap nor gown. [Aside.
Tai. You bid me make it orderly and well,
Pet. Marry, and did; but if you be remember'd,
Kath. I never saw a better fashion'd gown,
Pet. Why, true; he means to make a puppet of thee.
Pet. O monstrous arrogance! Thou liest, thou thread,
* Raised crust.
+ These censers resembled our brasiers in shape.
I said a gown.
As thou shalt think on prating whilst thou liv'st!
Tai. Your worship is deceived; the gown is made
Gru. Face not me: thou hast braved † many men; brave not me; I will neither be faced nor braved. I say unto thee,-I bid thy master cut out the gown; but I did not bid him cut it to pieces : ergo, thou liest.
Tai. Why, here is the note of the fashion to testify.
Gru. Master, if ever I said loose-bodied gown, sew me in the skirts of it, and beat me to death with a bottom of brown thread:
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 shouldst know it.
Gru. I am for thee straight: take thou the bill, and 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?
Gru. O, Sír, the conceit is deeper than you think for:
Pet. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the tailor paid :- [Aside. Go take it hence; be gone, and say no more.
Hor. Tailor, I'll pay thee for thy gown to-morrow. Take no unkindness of his hasty words: Away, I say ; commend me to thy master. [Exit TAILOR.
* Put facings to.
† Many brave, i. e. fine.
A round cape.
Pet. Well, come, my Kate; we will unto your father's,
Kath. I dare assure you, Sir, 'tis almost two;
Pet. It shall be seven ere I go to horse :
Hor. Why, so! this gallant will command the sun. [Exeunt.
SCENE IV.-Padua. Before BAPTISTA's house. Enter TRANIO, and the PEDANT dressed like VINCENTIO. Tra. Sir, this is the house; Please it you, that I call?
Ped. Ay, what else ? and, but + I be deceived,
Tra. "Tis well;
Tra. Fear you not him. Sirrah, Biondello,
Bion. Tut! fear not me.