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Bian. And may you prove, fir, master of your art !
[They retire backward.
Tra. O despightful love ! unconstant womankind !
Tra. Signior Hortensio, I have often heard
| Hor. See, how they kiss and court ! - Signior Lucentio,
Tra. And here I take the like unfeigned oath,
her! For me,—that I may surely keep mine oath, I will be marry'd to a wealthy widow,
"Marry, quick proceeders! ]—They have made a rapid progress, trul;; they have foon taken their degrees in that line ; and now tell me your sentiments of the scene before you.
W cullion :]-[coundrel.
Ere three days pass ; which hath as long lov'd me,
[Lucentio and Bianca come forward. Bian. Tranio, you jest; But have you both forsworn me? Tra. Mistress, we have. Luc. Then we are rid of Licio.
Tra. I'faith, he'll have a lusty widow now,
Bian. God give him joy!
Tra. Ay, mistress, and Petruchio is the master ;
Enter Biondello, running.
Tra. What is he, Biondello?
* eleven and twenty long, ]-as good as any at the game of “ One and thirty."
y charm]-stop, still, z dog-weary;]--quite jaded, tired out.
angel]-[o Biondello, in his transport, files him. VOL. II,
Bion. Master, "a mercatantè, or a pedant,
Luc. And what of him, Tranio ?
Tra. If he be credulous, and trust my tale,
[Exeunt Lucentio, and Bianca.
Enter a Pedant. Ped. God save you, sir!
Tra. And you, fir! you are welcome. Travel you far on, or are you at the farthest ?
Ped. Sir, at the farthest for a week or two :
Tra. What countryman, I pray ?
Tra. Of Mantua, sir?-marry, God forbid !
Ped. My life, sir! how, I pray? for that goes hard.
Tra. 'Tis death for any one in Mantua To come to Padua; Know you not the cause? Your ships are staid at Venice; and the duke (For private quarrel 'twixt your duke and him) Hath publish'd and proclaim'd it openly : 'Tis marvel; but that you're but newly come, You might have heard it elfe proclaim'd about.
Ped. Alas, sir, it is worse for me than fo; For I have bills for money by exchange
ba mercatantè, or a pedant, ]-a merchant, or a teacher of languages. surely like a father. ]-he cuts a very fatherly figure.
From Florence, and must here deliver them.
Tra. Well, sir, to do you courtesy,
Ped. Ay, sir, in Pisa have I often been ;
Tra. Among them, know you one Vincentio ?
Ped. I know him not, but I have heard of him; A merchant of incomparable wealth.
Tra. He is my father, sir; and, footh to say, In countenance somewhat doth reseinble you. Bion. As much as an apple doth an oyster, and all one.
[ Afide. Tra. To save your life in this extremity, This favour will I do you for his fake; And think it not the worst of all your fortunes, That you are like to sir Vincentio. His name and credit shall you undertake, And in my house you shall be friendly lodg'd ;Look that you take upon you as you should; You understand me, fir ;-so shall you stay 'Till you have done your business in the city : If this be courtesy, sir, accept of it.
Ped. Oh, fir, 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 cloath you as becomes you. [Exeunt. .
o pass assurance]—make a conveyance.
S c E N E III.
Enter Katharine, and Grumio.
Kath. The more my wrong, the more his fpite appears :
Gru. I fear, it is too phlegmatick a meat: How say you to a far tripe, finely broil'd ?
Kath. I like it well; good Grumio, ferch it me.
Gru. I cannot tell ; I fear 'tis cholerick.
Kath. A dish that I do love to feed upon.
Gru. Nay, then I will not ; you shall have the mustard, Or else you get no beef of Grumio.
Kath. Then both, or one, or any thing thou wilt.