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Since, of ourselves, ourselves are choleric,
Than feed it with such over-roasted flesh:
Be patient, for to morrow't shall be mended,
And for this night we'll faft for company.
Come, I will bring thee to thy bridal-chamber.

Enter Servants severally.
Nath. Peter, didst ever see the like?
Pet. He kills her in her own humour.
Gru. Where is he?

Enter Curtis, a Servant.
Curt. In her chamber, making a sermon of con-

tinency to her;
And rails, and swears, and rates; that she, poor soul,
Knows not which way to stand, to look, to speak,
And sits as one new-risen from a dream.
Away, away, for he is coming hither. [Exeunt.


Enter Petruchio.
Pet. Thus have I politically begun my reign,
And 'tis my hope to end successfully.
My faulcon now is sharp, and palling empty,
And till the stoop, she must not be full-gorg’d,
For then she never looks upon her lure.
Another way I have to man my haggard *
To make her come, and know her keeper's call;
That is, to watch her as we watch theie kites
That bait and beat, and will not be obedient.
She ate no meat to-day, nor none shall eat.
Last night The Nept not, nor to-night shall noi:
As with the meat, some undeserved fault
I'll find about the making of the bed:
And here I'll fling the pillow, there the bolster,
This way the coverlet, that way the sheets;
Ay, and amid this hurly I'll pretend,

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A haggard is a wild hawk; to man a hawk, is to tame her. Johnjon. VOL. III.


That all is done in reverend care of her :
And, in conclusion, she shall watch all night;
And, if Me chance to nod, I'll rail and brawl,
And with the clamour keep her still awake.
This is a way to kill a wife with kindness ;-
And thus I'll curb her mad and headstrong humour.
He that knows better how to tame a shrew,
Now let him speak, 'tis charity to fhew. [Exit.



Before Baptista's House.

Enter Tranio and Hortensio.
Tra. Is't possible, friend Licio, that Bianca
Doth fancy any other but Lucentio?
I tell you, Sir, she bears me fair in hand.

Hor. To satisfy you, Sir, in what I said,
Stand by, and mark the manner of his teaching.

[They stand by.
Enter Bianca and Lucentio.
Luc. Now, mistress, profit you in what you read?
Bian. What, master, read you? first resolve me

Luc. I read that I profess, the art of love.
Bian. And may you prove, Sir, master of your art!
Luc. While you, sweet dear, prove mistress of
my heart.

[They retire backward.
Hor. Quick proceeders! marry! now tell me, I
pray, you that durst swear that your Misress Bianca
Jov'd none in the world so well as Lucentio.

Tra. Despightful love, unconstant womankind!
I tell thee, Licio, this is wonderful.

Hor. Mistake no more, I am not Licio,
Nor a musician, as I seem to be;
But one that scorn to live in this disguise
For fuch a one as leaves a gentleman,
And makes a god of such a cullion :
Know, Sir, that I am call'd Hortenfio.

Tra. Signior Hortensio, I have often heard
Of your entire affection to Bianca;

And since mine eyes are witness of her lightness,
I will with you, if you be so contented,
Forswear Bianca and her love for ever.
Hor. See how they kiss and court !--Signior

Here is my hand, and here I firmly vow
Never to woo her more; but to forfwear her,
As one unworthy all the former favours
That I have fondly flatter'd her withal.

Tra. And here I take the like unfeigned oath,
Never to marry her, tho' she intreat.
Fy on her! see how beastly she doth court him.
Hor. 'Would all the world but he had quite

forsworn her! For me, that I may surely keep mine oath, I will be married to a wealthy widow Ere three days pass, which has as long lov'd me, As I have lov'd this proud disdainful haggard. And fo farewell, Signior Lucentio. Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, Shall win my love: and so I take my leave, In resolution as I swore before. [Exit Hor.

Tra. Mistress Bianca, bless you with such grace As 'longeth to a lover's blessed case. Nay, I have ta’en you napping, gentle love, And have forsworn you with Hortensio.

[Lucentio and Bianca come forward. Bian. Tranio, you jest: but have you both for

sworn me? Tra. Mistrefs, we have. Luc. Then we are rid of Licio.

Tra.. I' faith he'll have a lusty widow now,
That shall be woood and wedded in a day.

Bian. God give him joy!
Tra. Ay, and he'll tame her.
Bian. He says so, Tranio?
Tra. 'Faith he's gone unto the taming school.
Bian. The taming school? what, is there such a

Tra. Ay, mistress, and Petruchio is the master,
That teacheth tricks eleven and twenty long,
To tame a shrew, and charm her chattering tongue.


Enter Biondello, running. Bion. Oh master, master, I have watch'd so long, That I'm dog-weary; but at last I fpied An ancient Angel * going down the hill, Will serve the turn.

Tra. What is he, Biondello?

Bion. Mafter, a mercantant, or else a pedant; I know not what; but formal in apparel; In gait and countenance surly like a father.

Luc. And what of him, Tranio ?

Tra. If he be credulous, and trust my tale,
I'll inake him glad to seem Vincentio,
And give him assurance to Baptista Minola,
As if he were the right Vincentio.
Take in your love, and then let me alone.

[Exeunt Lucentio and Bianca.

Enter a Pedant.
Ped. God save you, Sir.
Tra. And you, Sir; you are welcome :
Travel you far on, or are you at the farthest?

Ped. Sir, at the farthest for a week or two;
But then up farther, and as far as Rome;
And so to Tripoly, if God lend me life.

Tra. What countryman, I pray?
Ped. Of Mantua.

Tra. Of Mantua, Sir? God forbid !
And come to Padua, careless of your life?
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), Hat publish'd and proclaim'd it openly: 'Tis marvel, but that you're but newly come,

* For angel Mr-Theobald, and after him Sir T. Hanmer and Di Warburton, scad Engle. Johnson..

all one.

You might have heard it else proclaim'd about.

Ped. Alas, Sir; it is worse for me than fo;
For I have bills for money by exchange
From Florence, and must here deliver them.

Tra. Well, Sir, to do you courtesy,
This will I do, and this will I advise you;
First, tell me, have you eyer been at Pila?

Ped. Ay, Sir, in Pisa have I often been;
Pisa, renowned for grave citizens.

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 countnance somewhat doth resemble you. Bion. As much as an apple doth an oyster, and

[Aside. Tra. To save your life in this extremity, This favour will I do you for his sake; And think it not the worst of all your fortunes, That you are like to Sir Vincentio : His name and credit shall you underta'se, And in my house you shall be friendly lodg’d: Look that you take upon you as you lhould. You understand me, Sir : so shall you stay, 'Till you have done your business in the city. If this be court'sy, Sir, arcept of it.

Ped. Oh, Sir, I do; and will repute you ever The patron of my life and liberty. Trã. 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.


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