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saddle, the stirrups of no kindred: besides, possessed with the glanders, and like to mose in the chine; trou. bled 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, begrawn with the hots; swared in the back, and shoulder-shotten; we'er-legged before, and with a hallchecked 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 capari, soned like the horse; with a linen stock or 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 fooi-boy, or a gentleman's lackey. Tra. 'Tis some odd humour pricks him to this

fashion :
Yet oftentimes he goes but mean apparell'd.

Bap. I am glad he is come, howsoe'er he comes.
Bion. Why, sir, he comes not.
Bap. Didst thou not say, he comes ?
Bion. Who? that Petruchio came !
Bap. Ay, that Petruchio came.

Bion. No, sir; I say, his horse comes with hini on his back.

Bap. Why, that's all one.

Bion. Nay, by St Jamy, I hold you a penny, A horse and a man is more than one, and yet not many.

Enter PETRUCHIO and GRUMIO. pel. Come, where be these gallants? who is at home ! Bap. You are welcome, sir. Pei. Bap. And yet you halt not.

And yet I come not well. Tra.

Not so well apparell'd
Pet. Were it better I should rush
But where is Kate? where is my lovely bride ?

thus. How does my father ? - Gentles, methinks you frown : And wherefore gaze this goodly company;

As if they saw some wondrous monument,
Sone comel, or unusual prodigy ?
Bap. Why, sir, you know, this is your wedding-day
First were we sad, fearing you would not conde;
Now sadder, that you come so unprovided.
Ts! doit this hahit, shine to your estate,
An eye-sore to our solemn festival.
Tra. And tell us what occasion of import
Hath all so long detain'd you from your wife,
And sent you hither so unlike yourself!

Pet. Tedious it were to tell, and harsh to bear :
Sufficeth, I am come to keep my word,
Though in some part enforced to digress;
Which at more leisure I will so excuse
As you shall well be satisfied withol.
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 unrererent robes;
Go to my chamber, put on clothes of mine.
Pet

. Not I believe me; thus I'll visit her.
Bap. But thus, I trust, you will not marry her.
Pet. Good sooth, even thus; therefore have done

with words;
To me she's married, not unto my clothes :
Could I repair what she will wear in me,
As I can change these poor accoutrements,
'Twere well for Kate, and better for myself.
But what a fool am I, to chat with you,
When I should bid good-morrow to my bride,
And seal the title with a lovely kiss?

(Breunt Petruchio, Grumio, and Biondello.
Tra. He hath some meaning in his mad attire :
We will persuade him, be it possible,
To put on better, ere he go to church.

Bap. I'll after him, and see the event of this. [Eri.
Tra. Bat, sir, lo her love concerneth us to add
Her father's liking: which to bring to pass,
As I before imparted to your worship,
Tam to get a man--whate er he be,
It skills not much; we'll ft him to our turn,
And he shall be Vincentio of Pisa
And make assurance, here in Padua,
Of greater sums than I have promised.
So shall you quietly enjoy your hope,
And marry sweet Bianca with consent.

Luc. Were it not that my fellow schoolmaster
Doth watch Bianca's steps to narrowly,

As I wish you were.

As if they saw some wondrous monument,
Some comet, or unusual prodigy ?

Bap. Why, sir, you know, this is your weilding-day:
First were we sad, fearing you would not come;
Now sadder, that you come so unprovided.
Fy! doff this habit, shome to your estate,
An eye-sore to our solemn festival.

Tra. And tell us what occasion of import
Hath all so long detain'd you from your wife,
And sent you hither so unlike yourself?

Pet. Tedious it were to tell, and harsh to bear:
Sufficeth, I am come to keep my word,
Though in some part enforced to digress;
Which at more leisure I will so excuse
As you shall well be satisfied withal.
But where is Kate? I stay too long from her ;
The murning 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.
Bap. But thus, I trust, you will not marry her.
Pet. Good sooth, even thus; therefore have done

with words;
To me she's married, not unto my clothes :
Could I repair what she will wear in me,
As I can change these poor accoutrements,
'Twere well for Kate, and better for myself.
But what a fool am I, to chat with you,
When I should bid good-morrow to my bride,
And seal the title with a lovely kiss ?

[Exeunt Petruchio, Grumio, and Biondello.
Tra. He hath some meaning in his mad attire:
We will persuade him, be it possible,
To put on better, ere he go to church.

Bap. I'll after him, and see the event of this. [Erit.
Tra. But, sir, to her love concerneth us to add
Her father's liking : which to bring to pass,
As I before imparted to your worship,
I am to get a man,-whate'er he be,
It skills not much; we'll fit him to our turn,
And he shall be Vincentio of Pisa ;
And make assurance, here in Padua,
of greater sums than I have promised.
So shall you quietly enjoy your hope,
And marry sweet Bianca with consent.

Luc. Were it not that my fellow schoolmaster
Doth watch Bianca's steps so narrowly,

Twere good, methinks, to steal our marriage ; Which once performid, let all the world say - no, I'll keep mine own, despite of all the world.

Tra. That by degrees we mean to look into, And watch our vantage in this business : We'll over-reach the greybeard, Gremio; The narrow-prying father, Minola ; The quaint musician, amorous Licio; All for my master's sake, Lucentio.

Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, BIANCA, BAPTISTA, HORTENSIO, GROMIO, and Train.

Re-enter GREMIO.
Signior Gremio! came you from the church?

Gre. As willingly as e'er I came from school.
Tra. And is the bride and bridegroom coming 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. Why, he's a devil, a devil, a very fiend.
Tra. Why, she's a devil, a devil, the devil's dam.

Gre. Tut she's a lamb, a dova, a fool to him.
I'll tell you, Sir Lucentio : When the priest
Should ask if Katharine should be his wife,
Ay, by gog's-wouns, quoth he ; and swore so loud,
That, all amazed, the

priest let fall the book : And, as he stoop'd again to take it up, The mad-brain a bridegroom took him such a cuff, That down fell priest and book, and book and priest; Now take them up, quoth he, if any list.

Tra. What said the wench, when he arose again? Gre. Trembled and shook ; for why, he stamp'd, and As if the vicar meant to cozen him.

[swore, But after many ceremonies done, He calls for wine,

-A health, quoth he, as it
He had been aboard, carousing to his mates
After a storm,- Quafd off the muscadel,
And threw the sops all in the sexton's face;
Having no other reason,
But that his beard grew thin and hungerly,
And seem'd to ask him sops, as he was drinking.
This done, he took the bride about the neck,
And kiss'd her lips with such a clamorous smack,
That, at the parting, all the church did echo.
I.

seeing this, came thence for very shame;
And after me, I know, the rout is coming :
Such a mad marriage never was before
Hark, hark! I hear the minstrels play.

(Music)

Pet. Gentlemen and friends, I thank you for your

pains:
I know,

you think to dine with me to-day,
And have prepared great store of wedding cheer;
But so it is, my haste doth call me hence,
And therelore here I mean to take my leave.

Bap. Is't possible, you will away to-night?
Pet I must away to-day, before night come, -
Make it no wonder; If you knew my business,
You would entreat me rather go than stay.
And, honest company, I thank you all,
That have bebeld me give away myself
To this most patient, sweet, and virtuous wife:
Dice with my father, drink a health to me;
Por I must bence, and farewell to you all.
Tra. Let us entreat you stay till after dinner.
Pet. It may not be.
Gre.

Let me entreat you.
Pet. It cannot be.
Kath.

Let me entreat you.
Pet. I am content.
Kath.

Are you content to etay?
Pet. I am content you shall entreat me stay;
But yet not stay, entreat me how you can.

Kath. Now, if you love me, stay,
Pd.

Grumio, my horses.
Gru. As, sit, they be ready; the oats have eaten the

horses.
Kath. Nas, then,
Do what thou canst I will not go to-day;
No, nor tomorrow, nor till I please myself.
The door is open, sir, there lies your way.
You may be jogging, whiles your boots are green;
For me, I'll not be gone, till I please myself :-
'Tis like, you'll prose a jolly surly groom,
That take it on you at the Arst so roundly,

Pet. O Kate, content thee; prythee, be not angry
Kath. I will be angry: What hast thou to do?-
Father, be quiet; he shall stay my leisure.

Gr. Ay, marry, sir: now it begins to work.
Kath. Gentlemen, forward to the bridal dinner.--

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Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, BIANCA,

BAPTISTA, HORTENSIO, GRUMIO, and

Train.
Pet. Gentlemen and friends, I thank you for your

pains :
I know, you think to dine with me to-day,
And have prepared great store of wedding cheer;
But so it is, my haste doth call me hence,
And therefore here I mean to take my leave.

Bap. Is 't possible, you will away to-night?
Pet. I must away to-day, before night come,
Make it no wonder; if you knew my business,
You would entreat me rather go than stay.
And, honest company, I thank you all,
That have beheld me give away myself
To this most patient, sweet, and virtuous wife :
Dine with my father, drink a health to me;
For I must hence, and farewell to you all.

Tra. Let us entreat you stay till after dinner.
Pet. It may not be.
Gre.

Let me entreat you.
Pet. It cannot be.
Kath.

Let me entreat you.
Pet. I am content.
Kath.

Are you content to etay?
Pet. I am content you shall entreat me stay;
But yet not stay, entreat me how you can.

Kath. Now, if you love me, stay.
Pet.

Grumio, my horses.
Gru. Ay, sir, they be ready; the oats have eaten the

horses.
Kath. Nay, then,
Do what thou canst, I will not go to-day;
No, nor to-morrow, nor till I please myself.
The door is open, sir, there lies your way,
You may be jogging, whiles your boots are green ;
For me, I'll not be gone, till I please myself :-
'Tis like, you'll prove a jolly surly groom,
That take it on you at the first so roundly.

Pet. O Kate, content thee; pr'ythee, be not angry

Kath. I will be angry: What hast thou to do P-
Father, be quiet; he shall stay my leisure.

Gre, Ay, marry, sir : now ii begins to work.
Kath. Gentlemen, forward to the bridol dinner.-.

is my house,

Bap. Nay, let them go, a couple of quiet ones.
Gre. Went they not quickly? I should die with
Luc. Mistress, what's your opinion of your sister ?
Bian. That, being mad herself, she's madly mated

Bap. Neighbours and friends, though bride and You know, there wants no junkets at the feast.

Tra. Shall sweet Bianca practise how to bride it?
Bap. She shall, Lucentio, -Come, gentlemen, let's

I see a woman may be made a fool,
If she had not a spirit to resist.
Pel. They shall go forward, Kate, at the com-

mand-
Obey the bride, you that attend on her;
Go to the least, revel and domineer,
Carouse full measure to her maidenhead,
Be mad and merry, — or go hang yourselves ;
Nay, look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, por sret ;
i will be master of what is mine owa:
She is my goods, my chattels;

she
My household-stuff, my field, my barn,
And here she stands, touch her whoever dare;
I'll bring my action on the proudest he,

in Padua. - Grumio.
Draw forth thy weapon, we're
Rescue thy mistress, it thou be a man.
Fear not, sweet wench, they shall not touch thee, Kate ;

(Exeunt Petruchio, Katharina, and Grumio. Tra. Of 31

mad matches, never was the like! Gre. I warrant him, Petruchio is Kated.

bridegroom wants Lucentio, you shall supply the bridegroom's place ; And let Bianca take her sister's room.

60.

Taughing.

(Breuni.

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