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And where two raging fires meet together,
Gru. Nay, look you, sir, he tells you flatly what his mind" is : Why, give him gold enough, and marry him to a puppet, or an old trot with ne'er a tooth in her head. Though she have as many diseases as two and fifty horses-Why, nothing comes amiss, so money comes withall. You know him not.
Bap. And will you woo her, sir?
Pet. Why came Į hither, but to that intent? Think you, a little din can daunt my ears? Have I not, in my time, heard lions roar ? Have I not heard great ordnance in the field, And heaven's artillery thunder in the skies? Have I not, in a pitched battle, heard Loud 'larums, neighing steeds, and trumpets' clapg? And do you tell me of a woman's tongue; That gives not half so great a blow to hear, As will a chesnut in a farmer's fire ? Tush, tush ! fear boys with bugs.
Bap. Then, thou 'rt the man,
I come to wive it wealthily in Padua ;
Pet. 'Ay, to the proof; as mountains are for winds,
Enter Musick-master, with his Forehead bloody, and
a broken Lute in his Hand.
How now, my friend, why dost thou look so pale ?
Mas. For fear, I promise you, if I do look pale.
may hold with her, but never lutes.
And, with that word, she struck me on the head,
And twangling Jack, with twenty such vile terms,
Pet. Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench ;
Mas. I would not have another grapple with her,
[Exit Musick-master. Bap: What, are you mov'd, Petruchio ? Do you
finch ? Pet. I'm more and more impatient, sir ; and long To be a partner in these favourite pleasures.
Bap. O, by all means, sir.-Will you go Or shall I send my daughter Kate to you? Pet. I pray you do, I will attend her here.
[Exit BAPTISTA. Grumio,---retire, and wait my call within.
[Exit GRUMIO. Since that her father is so resolute, I'll woo her with some spirit, when she comes : Say, that she rail,-Why then, I'll tell her plain, She sings as sweetly as a nightingale :Say, that she frown,-I'll say, she looks as clear As morning roses, newly wash'd with dew:If she do bid me pack, I'll give her thanks, As though she bade me stay by her a week :If she deny to wed, I 'll crave the day When I shall ask the banns, and when be married.
[KATHARINE and BAPTISTA without.] Kat. Sir,-father,—surely Bap. Hence, Kate !-ne'er tell me. Pet. O, here she comes--and now, Petruchio,
father's house? Reduc'd to this, or none ? the maid's last prayer? Sent to be woo'd, like bear unto the stake? Trim wooing like to be !--and he the bear ; For I shall bait him.--Yet, the man's a man.
Per. Kate in a calm ? - Maids must not be
Good morrow, Kate ;—for that's your name, I hear.
Kat. Well have you heard, but impudently said :
Pet. A moveable! Why, what's that?
Pet. Women are mnade to bear, and so are you.
[Going] Pet. Come, come, you wasp ; i' faith, you are too
angry. Kat. If I be waspish, best beware my sting. Pet. My remedy then is, to pluck it out.