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So work manly the blood and tears are drawn.
Lord. Thou art a lord, and nothing but a lord:
1 Serv. And, till the tears that she hath shed for thee,
Sly. Am I a lord ? and have I such a lady?
and I feel soft things :Upon my life, I am a lord, indeed ; And not a tinker, nor Christophero Sly:Well, bring our lady hither to our sight; And once again, a pot o' the smallest ale. 2 Serv. Will't please your mightiness to wash your
hands? [Servants present an ewer, bason, and O, how we joy to see your wit restor'd !
napkin. 0, that once more you knew but what you are ! These fifteen years you have been in a dream; Or, when you wak'd, so wak'd as if you slept.
Sly. These fifteen years ! by my fay, a goodly nap. But did I never speak of all that time?
1 Serv. O, yes, my lord; but very idle words :For though you lay here in this goodly chamber, Yet would you say, ye were beaten out of door ; And rail upon the hostess of the house ; And say, you would present her at the leet, 2 Because she brought stone jugs and no seal'd quarts: Sometimes you would call out for Cicely Hacket.
Sly. Ay, the woman's maid of the house.
3 Serv. Why, sir, you know no house,nor no such maid;
Sly. Now, Lord be thanked for my good amends!
Enter the Page, as a Lady, with Attendants.
 At the Court-leet, or courts of the manor.
Sly. Marry, I fare well ; for here is cheer enough. Where is my wife ?
Page. Here, noble lord ; What is thy will with her ? Sly. Are you my wife, and will not call me-husband? My men should call me- e-lord; I am your good-man.
Page. My husband and my lord, my lord and husband; I am your wife in all obedience.
Sly. I know it well :- What must I call her?
Page. Ay, and the time seems thirty unto me ; Being all this time abandon'd from your bed.
Sly. 'Tis much ;-Servants, leave me and her alone. Madam, undress you, and come now to-bed.
Page. Thrice noble lord, let me entreat of you,
Sly. Ay, it stands so, that I may hardly tarry so long. But I would be loath to fall into my dreams again ; I will therefore tarry, in despite of the flesh and the blood.
Enter a Servant. Ser. Your honour's players, hearing your amendment, Are come to play a pleasant comedy, For so your doctors hold it very meet ; Seeing too much sadness hath congeal'd your blood, And melancholy is the nurse of frenzy, Therefore, they thought it good you hear a play, And frame your mind to mirth and merriment, Which bars a thousand harms, and lengthens life.
Sly. Marry, I will ; let them play: is not a commonty a Christmas gambol, or a tumbling-trick ?
Page. No, my good lord ; it is more pleasing stuff.
Sly. Well, we'll see't: Come, madam wife, sit by my side, and let the world slip ; we shall ne'er be younger.
¡ They sit down.
SCENE I.-Padua. A public Place. Enter LUCENTIO and
Tra. Mi perdonate, gentle master mine,
2* VOL. III.
Music and poesy, use to quicken you ;
Luc. Gramercies, l'ranio, well dost thou advise.
Tra. Master, some show, to welcome us to town.
HORTENSIO. Lucen 110 and TRANIO stand aside.
Gre. To cart her rather: She's too rough for me :There, there, Hortensio, will you any wife?
Kath. I pray you, sir, [70 BAP.) is it your will to make a stale of me amongst these mates ? Hor. Mates, maid ! how mean you that? no mates for
Kath. I'faith, sir, you shall never need to fear ;
Hor. From all such devils, good Lord, deliver us !
Tra. Hush, master! here is some good pastime toward; That wench is stark mad, or wonderful froward.
Luc. But in the other's silence I do see Maids' mild behaviour and sobriety. Peace, Tranio.
Tra. Well said, master ; mum ! and gaze your fill.
Bap. Gentlemen, that I may soon make good
For I will love thee ne'er the less, my girl.
Kath. A pretty peat !5 'tis best
Bian. Sister, content you in my discontent.
Gre. Why will you mew her up,
Bap. Gentlemen, content ye ; I am resolv'd :-
[Exit BIANCA -And for I know, she taketh most delight In music, instruments, and poetry, Schoolniasters will I keep within my house, Fit to instruct her youth. If you, Hortensio, Or signior Gremio, you,-know any such, Prefer them hither; for to cunning men? I will be very kind, and liberal To mine own children in good bringing-up; And so farewell.--Katharina, you may stay ; For I have more to commune with Bianca. [Exit.
Kath. Why, and I trust, I may go too, may I not ? What, shall i be appointed hours; as though, belike, I knew not what to take, and what to leave ? Ha! (Exit.
Gre. You may go to the devil's dam; your gifts are so good, here is none will hold you. Their love is not so great, Hortensio, but we may blow our nails together, and fast it fairly out ; our cake's dough on both sides. Farewell :-Yet, for the love I bear my sweet Bianca, if I can by any means light on a fit man to teach her that wherein she delights, I will wish him to her father.
Hor. So will I, signior Gremio : But a word, I pray, Though the nature of our quarrel yet never brook'd parle, know now, upon advice, it toucheth us both,
 Peat or pet is a word of endearment from perit, little, as if it meant pretty little thing. JOHNSON
 That is, so odd, so different from others in your conduct. JOHN .  Cunning had not yet lost its original signification of knowing, learned. as may be observed in the translation of the Bible. JOHNSON,