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Since, of ourselves, ourselves are choleric,
Enter Curtis, a Servant.
tinency to her;
S CE N E III.
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 :
S CE N E IV.
Enter Tranio and Hortensio.
Hor. To satisfy you, Sir, in what I said,
[They stand by.
[They retire backward.
Tra. Despightful love, unconstant womankind!
Hor. Mistake no more, I am not Licio,
Tra. Signior Hortensio, I have often heard
And since mine eyes are witness of her lightness,
Tra. And here I take the like unfeigned oath,
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,
Bian. God give him joy!
SC E N E V.
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,
[Exeunt Lucentio and Bianca.
Enter a Pedant.
Ped. Sir, at the farthest for a week or two;
Tra. What countryman, I pray?
Tra. Of Mantua, Sir? God forbid !
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..
You might have heard it else proclaim'd about.
Ped. Alas, Sir; it is worse for me than fo;
Tra. Well, Sir, to do you courtesy,
Ped. Ay, Sir, in Pisa have I often been;
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.