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Bap. Now, by my holidame, here comes Katharina !
Kath. What is your will, Sir, that you send for me?
Pet. Where is your sister, and Hortensio's wife?
Kath. They sit conferring by the parlour fire.

Pet. Go fetch them hither; if they deny to come,
Swinge me them soundly forth unto their husbands :
Away, I say, and bring them hither straight.

[Exit KATHARINA, Luc. Here is a wonder, if you talk of a wonder. Hor. And so it is; I wonder what it bodes.

Pet. Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and quiet life,
An awful rule, and right supremacy.
And, to be short, what not, that's sweet and happy.

Bap. Now fair befall thee, good Petruchio!
The wager thou hast won; and I will add
Unto their losses twenty thousand crowns;
Another dowry to another daughter,
For she is changed, as she had never been.

Pet. Nay, I will win my wager better yet;
And show more sign of her obedience,
Her new-built virtue and obedience.

Re-enter KATHARINA, with BIANCA and WIDOW.
See, where she comes; and brings your froward wives,
As prisoners to her womanly persuasion.-
Katharine, that cap of yours becomes you not;
Off with that bauble, throw it under foot.

[KATHARINA pulls off her cap, and throws it down. Wid. Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh, Till I be brought to such a silly pass !

Bian. Fie! what a foolish duty call you this ?
Luc. I would, your duty were as foolish too:
The wisdom of your duty, fair Bianca,
Hath cost me a hundred crowns since supper-time.

Bian. The more fool you, for laying on my duty.
Pet. Katharine, I charge thee, tell these headstrong women
What duty they do owe their lords and husbands.

Wid. Come, come, you're mocking; we will have no telling. Pet. Come on, I say; and first begin with her. Wid. She shall not. Pet. I say, she shall ;-and first begin with her. Kath. Fie, fie! unknit that threat'ning unkind brow; And dart not scornful glances from those eyes, To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor: It blots thy beauty, as frosts bite the meads; Confounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shake fair buds; And in no sense is meet, or amiable. A woman moved, is like a fountain troubled, Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty; And, while it is so, none so dry or thirsty

Will deign to sip, or touch one drop of it.
Thy husband is thiy lord, thy life, thy keeper,
Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee,
And for thy maintenance: commits his body
To painful labour, both by sea and land;
To watch the night in storms, the day in cold,
While thou liest warm at home, secure and safe ;
And craves no other tribute at thy hands,
But love, fair looks, and true obedience;-
Too little payment for so great a debt.
Such duty as the subject owes the prince,
Even such, a woman oweth to her husband :
And, when she's forward, peevish, sullen, sour,
And, not obedient to his honest will,
What is she, but a foul contending rebel,
And graceless traitor to her loving lord ?-
I am ashamed, that women are so simple
To offer war, where they should kneel for peace;
Or seek for rule, supremacy, and sway,
When they are bound to serve, love, and obey.
Why are our bodies soft, and weak, and smooth,
Unapt to toil and trouble in the world;
But that our soft conditions* and our hearts,
Should well agree with our external parts ?
Come, come, you froward and unable worms !
My mind hath been as big as one of yours,
My heart as great; my reason, haply more,
To bandy word for word, and frown for frown:
But now, I see our lances are but straws;
Our strength as weak, our weakness past compare, -
That seeming to be most, which we least are.
Then vail your stomachst for it is no boot;
And place your hands below your husband's foot:
In token of which duty, if he please,
My hand is ready, may it do him ease!
Pet. Why, there's a wench!-Come on, and kiss me, Kate.
Luc. Well, go thy ways, old lad; for thou shalt ha’t.
Vin. 'Tis a good hearing, when children are toward.
Lric. But a harsh hearing, when women are froward.

Pet. Come Kate, we'll to bed :-
We three are married, but you two are sped. I
'Twas I won the wager, though you hit the white; $

[TO LUCENTIO. And, being a winner, God give you good night!

[Exeunt PETRUCHIO and KATH. Hor. Now go thy ways, thou hast tamed a curst shrew. Luc. 'Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will be tamed so.

[Exeunt. * Gentle temper.

† Abate your spirits. I I.e. done for

An allusion to Bianca.



LEONTES, King of Sicilia.

SERVANT to the old Shepherd. MAMILLIUS, his Son.


TIME, as Chorus.

Sicilian Lords.

HERMIONE, Queen to Leontes. Another SICILIAN LORD.

PERDITA, Daughter to Leontes and ROGERO, a Sicilian Gentleman. Hermione. An ATTENDANT on the young PAULINA, Wife to Antigonus. PRINCE MAMILLIUS.

EMILIA, a Lady, OFFICERS of a Court of Judicature.

Queen. POLIXENES, King of Bohemia. MOPSA, FLORIZEL, his Son.


} Shepherdesses. ARCHIDAMUS, a Bohemian Lord. A MARINER.


Satyrs for a dance. An old SHEPHERD, reputed Father of Perdita.


SCENE, sometimes in Sicilia ; sometimes in Bohemia.


SCENE I.--Sicilia. An Antechamber in LEONTES's Palace.

Enter CAMILLO and ARCHIDAMUS. Arch. If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit Bohemia, on the like occasion whereon my services are now on foot, you shall see, as I have said, great difference betwixt our Bohemia and your Sicilia.

Cam. I think, this coming summer, the king of Sicilia means to pay Bohemia the visitation which he justly owes him.

Arch. Wherein our entertainment shall shame us, we will be justified in our loves :* for, indeed

* Make it up by our love.

Cam. 'Beseech you,

Arch. Verily, I speak it in the freedom of my knowledge: we cannot with such magnificence-in so rare-I know not what to say. -We will give you sleepy drinks; that your senses, unintelligent of our insufficience, may, though they cannot praise us, as little accuse us.

Cam. You pay a great deal too dear, for what's given freely.

Arch. Believe me, speak as my understanding instructs me, and as mine honesty puts it to utterance.

Cam. Sicilia cannot show himself over-kind to Bohemia. They were trained together in their childhoods; and there rooted betwixt them then such an affection, which cannot choose but branch now. Since their more maturé dignities, and royal necessities, made separation of their society, their encounters, though not personal, have been royally attornied, * with interchange of gifts, letters, loving embassies; that they have seemed to be together, though absent; shook hands, as over a vast it and embraced, as it were, from the ends of opposed winds. The heavens continue their loves!

Arch. I think, there is not in the world either malice, or matter, to alter it. You have an unspeakable comfort of your young prince Mamillius; it is a gentleman of the greatest promise, that ever came into my note.

Cam. I very well agree with you in the hopes of him: it is a gallant child; one that, indeed, physics the subject, I makes old hearts fresh: they, that went on crutches ere he was born, desire yet their life, to see him a man. Arch. Would they else be content to die?

Cam. Yes; if there were no other excuse why they should desire to live.

Arch. If the king had no son, they would desire to live on crutches till he had one.

[Exeunt. SCENE II.-The same. A Room of State in the Palace. Enter LEONTES, POLIXENES, HERMIONE, MAMILLIUS, CAMILLO,

and Attendants.
Pol. Nine changes of the wat’ry star have been
The shepherd's note, since we have left our throne
Without a burden: 'time as long again
Would be fill'd up, my brother, with our thanks
And yet we should, for perpetuity,
Go hence in debt: And therefore, like a cipher,
Yet standing in rich place, I multiply,
With one we-thank-you, many thousands more
That go before it.

Leon. Stay your thanks awhile;

them when you part. Pol. Sir, that's to-morrow. I am question’d by my fears, of what may ce, * Nobly supplied by ambassadors.

† Waste. # Affords a cordial to the state.

Or breed upon our absence. * That may blow
No sneapingt winds at home, to make

us say,
This is put forth too truly! Besides, I have stay'd
To tire your royalty.

Leon. We are tougher, brother, Than you can put us toʻt.

Pol. No longer stay.
Leon. One seven-night longer.
Pol. Very sooth, to-morrow.
Leon. We'll part the time between's then: and in that
I'll no gain-saying.

Pol. Press me not, 'beseech you so;
There is no tongue that moves, none none i' the world,
So soon as yours, could win me; so it should now,
Were there necessity in your request, although
"Twere needful I denied it. My affairs
Do even drag me homeward; which to hinder,
Were, in your love, a whip to me; my stay,
To you a charge, and trouble: to save both,
Farewell, our brother.

Leon. Tongue-tied, our queen ? speak you.

Her. I had thought, Sir, to have held my peace, until
You had drawn oaths from him, not to stay. You, Sir,
Charge him too coldly: Tell him, you are sure,
All in Bohemia’s well: this satisfaction
The by-gone day proclaim’d; I say this to him,
He's beat from his best ward.

Leon. Well said, Hermione.

Her. To tell, he longs to see his son, were strong:
But let him say so then, and let him go;
But let him swear so, and he shall not stay,
We'll thwack him hence with distaffs.-
Yet of your royal presence [To POLIXENES], I'll adventure
The borrow of a week. When at Bohemia
You take my lord, Ill give him my commission,
To let him there a month, behind the gests
Prefix'd for his parting: yet, good deed. || Leontes,
I love thee not a jarT o’the clock behind
What lady she her lord.-You'll stay?

Pol. No, Madam.
Her. Nay, but you will ?
Pol. I may not, verily.

Her. Verily!
You put me off with limber** vows: But I,
Though you would seek to unsphere the stars with oaths,
Should yet say, Sir, no going. Verily,
You shall not go; a lady's verily is
As potent as a lord's. Will you go yet?
Force me to keep you as a prisoner,

* (Oh!)

† Nipping. * The satisfactory intelligence we had yesterday. Post stage. | Indeed.


** Flimsy.

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