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Kath. Go, get thee gone, thou false deluding Nave,

[Beats him. That feed’It 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 and Hortenfio, with meat. Pet. How fares my Kate? What sweeting all amort? Hor. Mistress, what cheer? Kath. 'Faith, as cold as can be.

Pet. Pluck up thy spirits, look chearfully upon me. Here, love ; thou see'st how diligent I am, To dress thy meat myself, and bring it thee : I am sure, sweet Kate, this kindness merits thanks. What, not a word ? Nay then, thou lov'st it not ; And all my pains fis forced to no proof: Here, take away this dish.

Kath. I 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, fye! you are to blame : Come, mistress Kate, I'll bear you company. .

Pet. Eat it up all, Hortensio, if thou lov'st me.--[Aide. 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 fardingals, 6 and things ;

all amort ?]-in the dumps.
fis forted to no proof :]-taken to no purpose.
& and things ; ]-toys, trinkets.

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With scarfs, and fans, and double change of bravery,
With amber bracelets, beads, and all this knavery.
What, hast thou din’d? The taylor stays thy leisure,
To deck thy body with his rustling treasure.

Enter Taylor.
Come, taylor, let us see these ornaments ;

Enter Haberdasher.
Lay forth the gown.-What news with you, fir?

Hab. Here is the cap your worship did bespeak.

Pet. Why, this was moulded on a porringer;
A velvet dish ;-fye, fye !, 'tis lewd and filthy:
Why, 'tis a cockle, or a walnut-shell,
A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap;
Away with it, come, let me have a bigger.

Kath. I'll have no bigger; this “ doth fit the time,
And gentlewomen wear such caps as these.
· Pet. When you are gentle, you shall have one too,
And not 'till then.
Hor. That will not be in haste.

Kath. Why, fir, I trust, I may have leave to speak;
And speak I will; I am no child, no babe :
Your betters have endur'd me say my mind;
And, if you cannot, best you stop your ears.
My tongue will tell the anger of my heart;
Or else my heart, concealing it, will break :
And, rather than it shall, I will be free
Even to the uttermost, as I please, in words.

Pet. Why, thou say'st true; it is a paltry cap,
A custard-coffin, a bauble, a filken pye:
I love thee well, in that thou lik'st it not.

h doth fit the time, ]-is in fashion.
I cuftard-coffin,]- like the crust of a custard.

Kath. 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, taylor, let us fee't. O mercy, God! what masking stuff is here? What's this ? a Neeve? 'tis like a demi-cannon : What ! up and down, carv'd like an apple-tart ?'. Here's snip, and nip, and cut, and Nish, and Nash, Like to a censer in a barber's shop:Why, what, o' devil's name, taylor, call'st thou this? Hor. I see, she's like to have neither cap nor gown.

[Afde. Tay. You bid me make it orderly and well, According to the fashion and the time.

Pet. Marry, and did ; but if you be remembred,
I did not bid you mar it to the time.
Go, hop me over every kennel home,
For you shall hop without my custom, sir :
I'll none of it; hence, make your best of it.

Kath. I never saw a better fashion'd gown,
More quaint, more pleasing, nor more commendable :
Belike, you mean to make a puppet of me."

Pet. Why, true; he means to make a puppet of thee.

Tay. She says, your worship means to make a puppet of her.

Pet. Oh monstrous arrogance !
Thou lyest, thou thread, thou thimble,
Thou yard, three-quarters, half-yard, quarter, nail,
Thou flea, thou nit, thou winter cricket thou :-
Brav'd in mine own house with a skein of thread!
Away, thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant;
Or I shall so k be-mete thee with thy yard,
As thou shalt think on prating whilst thou liy'st!

* be-mete thee)-belabour.


I tell

I tell thee, I, that thou hast marr'd her gown.

Tay. Your worship is deceiv'd; the gown is made
Just as my master had direct
Grumio gave order how it should be done.

Gru. I gave him no order, I gave him the stuff. Tay. But how did you desire it should be made ? Gru. Marry, sir, with needle and thread. Tay. But did you not request to have it cut ? Gru, Thou hast 'fac'd many things. Tay. I have. Gru. Face not me: thou hast * brav'd many men; brave not me; I will neither be fac'd, nor brav’d. I say unto thee,--I bid thy master cut out the gown; but I did not bid him cut it to pieces : ergo, thou lieft.

Tay. Why, here is the note of the fashion to testify.
Pet. Read it.
Gru. The note lies in his throat, if he say I said so.
Tay. Imprimis, a loose-bodied gown :

Gru. Master, if ever I said " loose-body'd gown, sow me up in the skirts of it, and beat me to death with a . bottom of brown thread : I said, a gown.

Pet. Proceed.
Tay. With a small o compass'd cape ;
Gru. I confess the cape.
Tay. With a trunk Neeve ;
Gru. I confess two sleeves...
Tay. The Neeves curiously cut.
Pet. Ay, there's the villany.

Gru. Error i the bill, fir ; error i? the bill. I commanded the Neeves should be cut out, and fow'd up again ;

facd]-turn'd up with facings—and out faced. 'm" brav'd)---made fine-and bully'd, dunn'd. n looje-body'd gown,)--the dress of harlots-loose-body's gown. o compass'd ]-round.


and that I'll prove upon thee, though thy little finger be armed in a thimble. · Tay. This is true, that I say; an I had thee in place where, thou shou'dít know it.

Gru, I am for thee straight : take thou P the bill, give me thy 'mete-yard, and spare not me. Hor. God-a-mercy, Grumio! then he lhall have no

Pet. Well, sir, in brief, the gown is not for me.
Gru. You are i’ the right, fir; '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. Oh, sir, the conceit is deeper than you think for; Take up my mistress' gown unto his master's use ! Oh, fye, fye, fye! Pet. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the taylor paid :

[Aide. Go take it hence; be gone, and say no more.

Hor. Taylor, 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 Taylor.

Pet. Well, come, my Kate; we will unto your father's, Even in these honest mean habiliments; Our purses shall be proud, our garments poor : For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich; And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, So honour peereth in the meanest habit. What, is the jay more precious than the lark, Because his feathers are more beautiful ? Or is the adder better than the eel,

P the bill,]-weapon--and taylor's bill. 9 mete-yard ]-measuring yard.


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