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my life.


Bap. Talk not, signior Gremio ; 'a means to cozen somebody in this city under


say, my countenance.

sball go to prison. Re-enter BIONDELLO.

Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you Bion. I have seen them in the church be coney-catched † in this business; I dare together; God send 'em good shipping !- But swear, this is the right Vincentio. who is here ? mine old master, Vincentio ? Ped. Swear, if thou darest. now we are undone, and brought to nothing. Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it. Vin. Come hither, crack-hemp:

Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am [Seeing BIONDELLO. not Lucentio. Bion. I hope, I may choose, sir.

Gre. Yes, I know thee to be signior Lucentio. Vin. Come hither, you rogue ; What, have Bap. Away with the dotard ; to the gaol you forgot me ?

with him. Bion. Forgot you? no, sir : I could not Vin. Thus strangers may be haled and abused: forget you, for I never saw you before in all o monstrous villain !

Re-enter BIONDELLO, with LUCENTIO, Vin. What, you notorious villain, didst

and BIANCA. thou never see thy master's father, Vincentio ? Bion. O, we are spoiled, and-Yonder be

Bion. What, my old, worshipful old mas- is; deny him, forswear him, or else we are ter? yes, marry, sir; see where he looks out all undone. of the window,

Luc. Pardon, sweet father. (Kneeling, Vin. Is't so, indeed ? (Beats BIONDELLO. Vin.

Lives my sweetest son! Bion. Help, help, help! here's a madman (Biondello,TRANIO, and Pedant runout, will murder me.

[Erit. Bian. Pardon, dear father. [Kneeling. Ped. Help, son ! help, signior Baptista ! Bup.

How hast thou offended [Exit, from the window. Where is Lucentio? Pet. Pr'ythee, Kate, let's stand aside, and


Here's Lucentio, see the end of this eontroversy. [They retire. Right son unto the right Vincentio; Re-enter Pedant below; BAPTISTA, TRANIO, That have by marriage made thydaughter mine, and Servants.

While counterfeit supposes blear'd thine eyne. Tra. Sir, what are you, that offer to beat Gre. Here's packing ý, with a witness, to my servant ?

deceive us all! Vin. What am I, sir? nay, what are you,

Vin. Where is that damned villain, Tranio, sir ?- immortal gods! O fine villain! A That faced and braved me in this inatter so! silken doublet ! a velvet hose ! a scarlet cloak! Bap. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio? and a copatain hat*!-0, I am undone! I am Bian. Cambio is changed into Luceutio. undone ! while I play the good husband at Luc. Love wrought these miracies. Bian. home, my son and my servant spend all at

ca's love the university.

Made me exchange my state with Tranio, Tra. How now ! what's the matter? While he did bear my countenance in the town; Bap. What, is the man lunatic?

And happily I have arrived at last Tra. Sir, you seem a sober ancient gentle Unto the wished haven of my bliss :man by your habit, but your words show you What Tranio did, myself enforced him to; a madman ; Why, sir, what concerns it you, Then pardon him, sweet father, for my sake. if I wear pearl and gold ? I thank my good Vin. I'll slit the villain's nose, that would father, I am able to niaintain it.

have sent me to the gaol. Vin. Thy father? 0, villain ! be is a sail- Bap. But do you hear, sir? [TO Lucentio.) maker in Bergamo.

Have you married my daughter without ask. Bap. You mistake, sir; you mistake, sir: ing my good will? Pray, what do you think is his name?

Vin. Fear_not, Baptista; we will content Vin. His name? as if I knew not his name: you, go to : But I will in, to be revenged for I have brought him up ever since he was this villany. three years old, and his name is-Tranio. Bap. And I, to sound the depth of this Ped. Away, away, mad ass! his name is knavery.

(Exit. Lucentio ; and he is mine only son, and heir Luc. Look not pale, Bianca ; thy father to the lands of me, signior Vincentio.

will not frown. (Exeunt Luc. and BIAN. Vin. Lucentio ! o, he hath nurdered his Gre. My cake is dough || : But I'll in among master!-Lay hold on him, I charge you, in the duke's name:-0, my son, my son!-tell Out of hope of all, but my share of the feast. me, thou villain, where is my son Lucentio?

[Escit. T'ra. Cali forth an officer: (Enter one with PETRUCATO and KATHARINA advance. an Officer.] Carry this mad knave to the Kath. Husband, let's follow, to see the end gaol :-Father Baptista, I charge you see,

of this ado. that he be forth-coming.

Pet. First kiss me, Kate, and we will. Vin. Carry me to the gaol !

Kath. What, in the midst of the street ? Gre. Stay, officer; he shall not go to prison. Pet. What, art thou ashamed of me?


the rest ;

A hat with a conical crown.

+ Cheated. | Deceived thy eyes. $ Tricking, anderhand contrivances. || A proverbialexpression, repeated after a disappointment

Kath. No, sir; God forbid :--but ashamed Gre. Believe me, sir, they butt together well. to kiss.

[sirrah, let's away. Bian. Head, and butt? an hasty-witted body Pet. Why, then let's home again :-Corne, Would say, your head and butt were head and Kath. Nay, I will give thee a kiss : now


[you? pray thee, love, stay.

(Kate; Vin. Ay, mistress bride, hath that awaken'd Pet. Is not this well?-Come, my sweet Bian. Ay, but not frighted me; therefore Better once than never, for never too late.

I'll sleep again.

[have begun. Ereunt. Pet. Nay, that you shall not; since you SCENE II. A Room in Lucentio's House.

Have at you for a bitter jest or two. (bush, A Banquet set out. Enter BAPTISTA, VIN- And then pursue me as you draw your bow :

Bian. Am I your bird? I mean to shift my CENTIO, GRENO, the Pedant, LUCENTIO, You are welcome all. Bianca, Petruchio, KATHARINA, HOR. (Exeunt BIANCA, KATHARINA, and Widow. TENSIO, and Widow. TRANIO, BION

Pet. She hath prevented me.--Here, signior DELLO, GRUMIO, and Others, attending.

Tranio, Luc. At last, though long, vur jarring notes This bird you aim'd at, though you hit her not; agree:

Therefore a health to all that shot and miss'd. And time it is, when raging war is done, Tra, 0, sir, Lucentio slipp'd me like his To smile at 'scapes and perils overblown.


[master. My fair Bianca, bid my father welcome, Which runs himself, and catches for his While I with self-same kindness welcome thine: Pet. A good swift I simile, but something Brother Petruchio,-sister Katharina,


(self; And thou, Hortensio, with thy loving widow,- Tra. 'Tis well, sir, that you hunted for yourFeast with the best, and welcome to my house; 'Tis thought, your deer does hold you at a bay. My banquet is to close our stomachs up, Bap. Oho, Petruchio, Tranio hits you now. After our great good cheer : Pray you sit down; Luc. I thank thee for that girdį, good Tranio. For now we sit to chat, as well as eat.

Hor. Confess, confess, hath he not hit you (They sit at table, here? Pet. Nothing but sit and sit, and eat and eat! Pet. 'A has a little gall'd me, I confess; Bap. Padua affords this kindness, son Pe. And, as the jest did glance away from me, truchio.

'Tis ten to one it maim'd you two outright. Pet. Padaa affords nothing but what is kind, Bap. Now, in good sadness, son Petruchio, Hor. For both our sakes, I would that word I think thou hast ihe veriest shrew of all. were true.

[widow. Pet. Well, I say-no: and therefore, for Pet. Now, for my life, Hortensio fears + his Let's each one send unto his wife; (assurance, Wid. Then never trust me if I be afeard. And he, whose wife is most obedient Pet. You are sensible, and yet you miss my To come at first when he doth send for her, sense ;

Shall win the wager which we will propose. I mean, Hortensio is afeard of you.

Hor. Content: What is the wager? Wid. He that is giddy, thinks the world Luc.

Twenty crowns. turns round.

Pet. Twenty crowns ! Pet. Roundly replied.

I'll venture so much on my hawk, or hound, Kath.

Mistress, how mean you that? But twenty times so much upon my wife.
Wid. Thus I conceive by him. (tensio that? Luc. A hundred then.
Pet. Conceives by mel-How likes Hor. Hor.

Hor. My widow says, thus she conceives Pet.

A match; 'tis done. her tale.

Hor. Who shall begin? Pet. Very well mended : Kiss him for that, Luc.

That will l. Go, good widow. (turns round: Biondello, bid your mistress come to me. Kath. He that is giddy, thinks the world

Bion. I go.

(Exit. I

pray you, tell me what you meant by that, Bap. Son, I will be your balf, Bianca Wid. Your husband, being troubled with a

(self. shrew,

Luc. I'll have no balves; I'll bear it all my. dleasures my husband's sorrow by his woe :

Re-enter BIONDELLO. And now you know my meaning.

How now! what news? Kath. Å very mean meaning.

Bion. Sir, my mistress sends you word Wid,

Right, I mean you. That she is busy, and she cannot come. Kuth. And I am mean, indeed, respecting Pet. How ! she is busy, and she cannot come! Pet. To her, Kate !

[you. Is that an answer? Hor. To her, widow ! [her down. Gre.

Ay, and a kind one too: Pet. A handred marks, my Kate does pat Pray God, sir, your wife send you not a worse. Hor. That's my office. (lad. Pet. I hope, better.

(wife Pet. Spuke like an officer:-Ha’ to thee, Hor. Sirrah, Biondello, go, and entreat iny

[Drinks to HORTENSIO. To come to me forth with. (Exit BIONDELLO. Bap. How likes Gremio thcse quick-witted


O, ho! entreat her! folky?

Nay, then she must needs come. • A banquet was a refection consisting of fruit, cakes, &c. † Dreads. | Witty. Ø Sarcasm.



I am afraid, sir, 1

Wid. She shall not. Do what you can, yours will not be entreated. Pet. I say, she shall;—and first begin with Re-enter BIONDELLO.


(kind brow; Now where's my wife?

[in hand; Kath. Fie, fie! unknit that threatning un. Bion. She says, you have some goodly jest And dart not scornful glances from those eyes, She will not come; she bids you come to her. To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor:

Pet. Worse and worse; she will not come! It blots thy beauty, as frosts bite the meads; Intolerable, not to be endured! (O vile, Confounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shake fair Sirrah, Grumio, go to your mistress;

And in no sense is meet, or amiable. (buds; Say, I command her come to me.

A woman moved, is like a fountain troubled,

[Exit GRUMIO. Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauy; Hor. I know her answer.

And, while it is so, none so dry or thirsty Pet.


Will deign to sip, or touch one drop of it. Hor.

She will not come. Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, Pet. The fouler fortune mine, and there Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee, an end.

And for thy maintenance : commits his body Enter KATHARINA.

To painful labour, both by sea and land; Bap. Now, by my holidame, here comes To watch the night in storms, the day in cold, Katharina.

(for me? While thou liest warm at home, secure and safe, Kath. What is your will, sir, that you send And craves no other tribute at thy hands, Pet. Where is your sister, and Hortensio's But love, fair looks, and true obedience;wife?

Too little payment for so great a debt. Kath. They sit couferring by the parlour fire. Such duty as the subject owes the prince, Pet. Go fetch them hither; if they deny to

Even such, a woman oweth to her husband : come,

[bands : And, when she's froward, peevish, sullen,sour, Swinge me them soundly forth unto their hus. And not obedient to his honest will, Away, I say, and bring them hither straight.

What is she, but a foul contending rebel, [Erit KATHARINA. And graceless traitor to her loving lord ?Luc. Here is a wonder, if you talk of a

I am ashamed, that women are so simple wonder.

To offer war, where they should kneel for peace; Hor. And so it is; I wonder what it bodes. Or seek for rule, supremacy, and sway, Pet. Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and when they are bound to serve, love, and obey. quiet life,

Why are our bodies soft, and weak, and smooth, An awful rule, and right supremacy; [happy. Unapt to toil and trouble in the world; And, to be short, what not, that's sweet and

But that our soft conditions * and our hearts, Bap. Now fair befal thee, good Petruchio!

Should well agree with our external parts? The wager thou hast won; and I will add Coine, come, you froward and unable worms! Unto their losses twenty thousand crowns;

My mind hath been as big as one of yours, Another dowry to another daughter,

My heart as great; my reason, baply, more, For she is changed, as she had never been.

To bandy word for word, and frown forfrown: Pet. Nay, I will win my wager better yet; But now, I see our lances are but straws; And show more sign of her obedience,

Our strength as weak, our weakness past comHer new-built virtue and obedience.

pare, Re-enter KATHARINA, with BIANCA, and That seeming to be most, which we least are. Widow.

Tben vail your stomachst, for it is no boot; See, where she comes ; and brings your fro

And place your hands below your husband's ward wives

In token of which duty, if he please, (foot: As prisoners to her womanly persuasion.

My hand is ready, may it do him ease. Katharine, that cap of yours becomes you not;

Pet. Why, there's a wench!--Come on, and Off with that bauble, throw it under foot.

kiss me, Kate.

(sbalt ha't. [KATHARINA pulls off her cap, and

Luc. Well, go thy ways, old lad; for thvu throws it down.

Vin. 'Tis a good hearing, when children Wid. Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh,

are toward. Till I be brought to such a silly pass!

Luc. But a harsh hearing, when women Bian. Fie! whata foolish duty call you this ?

are froward. Luc. I would, your duty were as foolish too:

Pet. Come, Kate, we'll to bed :--The wisdom of your duty, fair Bianca,

We three are'married, but you two are spel. Hath cost me an hundred crowns since sup.

'Twas I won the wayer, though you hit the per-time


[70 LUCENTIU. Bian. The more fool you, for laying on my And, being a winner, God give you good night! Pet. Katharine, I charge thee, tell these

(Ereunt PETRICH 10 und KATU. headstrong women

(bands. Hor, Now go thy ways, thon hast tamed a What duty they do owe their lords and hus

curst sbrew. W'id. Come, come, you're mocking, we will Luc. 'T'is a wonder, by your leave, she have no telling.


will be tained so. Pet. Come on, I say; and first begin with


• Geatle tempers.

+ Abate your spirits.


Persons represented. LEONTES, King of Sicilia.

An old Shepherd, reputed father of Perdla. MAYILLIUS, his son.

Clown, his son. CANILLO,

Servant to the old shepherd.

AUTOLYCOS, a rogue.
Sicilian Lords.

Time, as Chorus.
Another Sicilian Lord.
ROGERO, a Sicilian gentleman.

HERMIONE, Queen to Leontes.
An Attendant on the young prince Mamillius. Perdita, daughter to Leontes and Her.
Officers of a court of judicature.

mione. POLIXENES, King of Bohemia.

PAULINA, wife to Antigonus.
FLORIZEL, his son.
ARCHIDAVUS, a Bohemian lord.

Two other Ladies

, }attending the Queen. A Mariner. Gavler.

DORCAS, }shepherdesses. Lords, Ladies, and Attendants; Satyrs for a dance ; Shepherds, Shepherdesses, Guards,&c.

Scene,- sometimes in Sicilia, sometimes in Bohemia.

ACT I. SCENE I. Sicilia. An Antechamber in though not personal, have been royally attorLeontes' Palace.

nied*, with interchange of gifts, letters, loving Enter CAMILLO and ARCHIDAMUS.

embassies; that they have seemed to be to

gether, though absent; shook hands as uver a Arch. If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit vastt; and embraced, as it were, from the ends Bohemia, on the like occasion whereon my of opposed winds. The heavens continue their services are now on foot, you shall see, as I loves! bave said, great difference betwixt our Bohe. Arch. I think, there is not in the world mia, and your Sicilia.

either malice, or matter, to alter it. You have Cum, I think, this coming summer, the king an unspeakable comfort of your young prince of Sicilia means to pay Bohemia the visitation Mamillius; it is a gentleman of the greatest which he justly uwes bim.

promise, that ever came into my note. Arch. Wherein our entertainment shall Cam. I very well agree with you in the shame us, we will be justified in our loves : hopes of him: it is a gallant child; one that, for, in leed,

indeed, physics the subject I, makes old hearts Cam. 'Beseech you,

fresh: they, that went on crutches ere he was Arch. Verily, speak it in the freedom of born, desire yet their life, to see him a man. my knowledge: we cannot with such magnifi- Arch. Would they else be content to die? cence-ini so rare--I know not what to say. Cam. Yes; if there were no other excuse We will give you sleepy drinks; that your why they should desire to live. senses, unintelligent of our insufficience, may, Arch. If the king had no son, they would though they cannot praise us, as little accuse us. desire to live on crutches till he had one. Cam. You pay a great deal too dear, for

(Exeunt. what's given freely.

SCENE II. The same. A Room of State Arch. Believe me, I speak as my under

in the Palace. standing instructs me, and as mine honesty puts it to utterance,

Enter LEONTES, POLIXENES, HERMIONE, Cam. Sicilia cannot shew himself over-kind MAMILLIUS, CAMILLO, and Attendants. to Botiemia. They were trained together in Pol. Nine changes of the watery star have their childhoods; and there rooted betwixt

(throne them then such an affection, which cannot The shepherd's note, since we have left our choose but branch now. Since their more Without a burden : time as long again mature dignities, and royal necessities, made Would be fill'd up, my brother, with our separation of their society, their encounters, And yet we should, for perpetuity; (thanks • Nolly supplied by substitution of embassies. + Wide waste of country. Affords a cordial to the state.


peace, 'until

Go hence in debt: And therefore, like a cipher, Not like a guest; so you shall pay your fees, Yet standing in rich place, multiply, When you depart, and save your thanks. With one we-thank-you, many thousands more How say you?

(verily, That go before it.

My prisoner? or my guest ? by your dread Leon.

Stay your thanks awhile ; One of them you shall be. And pay them when you part.


Your guest then, madam: Pol. Sir, that's to-morrow. (chance, To be your prisoner, should import offendiug; I am question'd by my fears, of what may which is for me less easy to commit, Or breed upon our absence : That inay blow Than you to punishı. No sneaping* winds at home, to make us say, Her.

Not your gaoler then, This is put forth too truly! Besides, I have But your kind hostess. Cone, l'Il question you To tire your royalty.

(stay'd of my Lord's tricks, and yours, when you Leon,

We are tougher, brother, You were pretty lordings I then. (were boys; Than you can put us to't.

Pol. We were, fair qneen, (belind, Pol.

No longer stay. Two lads, that thought there was no more Leon One seven-night longer.

But such a day to-morrow as to-day,
Very sooth, to-morrow. And to be boy eternal.

[two? Leon. We'll part the time between's then : Her. Was not my lord the verier wag o' the I'll no gain-saying.

[and in that Pol. We were as twinn'd lambs, that did Pol. Press me not, 'beseech you, so;

frisk i' the sun,

(changel, There is no tongue that moves, uone, none And bleat the one at the other: what we i'the world,

(now, Was innocence for innocence; we knew not So soon as yours, could win me : so it should The doctrine of ill-doing, no, nor dream'd Were there necessity in your request, although That any did : Had we pursued that life, 'Twere needful I devied it. My affairs And our weak spirits ne'er been higher rear'd Do even drag me homeward: which to hinder, With stronger blood, we should have answer'd Were in your love, a wbip to me; my stay,

heaven To you a charge, and trouble: to save both, Boldly, Not guilty; the imposition clear'd, Farewell, our brother.

Hereditary ours**. Leon. Tongue-tied, our queen ? speak yon. Her.

By this we gather, Her. I had thought, sir, to have held my You have tripp'd since.

(You, sir, Pol. O my most sacred lady, (for You had drawn oaths from him, not to stay. Teinptations have since then been born to us: Charge

him too colilly: Tell him, you are sure, In those unfledged days was my wife a girl : All in Bohemia's well: this satisfaction Your precious self had then not cross'd ihe eyes The by-gone day proclaim'd: say this to him, Of my young play-fellow. He's beat from his best ward.


Grace to boot! Leon.

Well said, Hermione. of this make no conclusion ; lest you say, Her. To tell, he longs to see his son, were Your queen and I are devils: Yet, go on; strong:

The offences we have made you do, we'll But let him say so then, and let him go;

answer; But let him swear so, and he shall not stay, If you first sinn'd with us, and that with us We'll thwack him hence with distaffs

You did continue fault, and that you slipp'd not Yet of your royal presence [To Polix.] I'll With any but with us. adventure


Is he won yet? The borrow of a week. When at Bohemia Her. He'll stay, my lord. You take my Jord, I'll give him my com- Leon.

At my request, he would not. inission,

Hermione, my dearest, thou never spokest
To let him there a month, behind the gestt To better purpose.
Prefix'd for his parting : yet, good deed I, Her.



Never, but once. I love thee not a jar o' the clock behind Her. What? have I twice said well? when What lady she her lord.-You'll stay?

was't before?

(make us Pol.

No, madam. I prøythee, tell me: Cram us with praise, and Her. Nay, but you will ?

As fat as tame things: One good deed, dying Pol.

may not, verily.

tongueless, Her. Verily!

Slaughters a thousand, waiting upon that. You put me off with limber || vows: But I, Oar praises are our wages : You may ride us, Though you would seek to unsphere the stars With one soft kiss, a thousand furlongs, ere with oaths,

With spur we heat an acre. But to the goal; Should yet say, Sir, no gving. Verily, My last good was, to entreat his stay ; You shall not go; a lady's verily is

What was my first? it has an elder sister, As potent as a lord's.

Will you go yet? Or I mistake yon: 0, would ber name were Force me to keep you as a prisoner,

+ Gests were the names of the stages where the king appointed to lie
during a royal progress.

I Indeed.
Ø Tick

T A diminutive of lords.

** Setting aside original sin.

• Nipping.

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