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Please ye we may contrive this afternoon,
540 Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
Gru. O excellent motion! Fellows, let's begone.
Hor. The motion's good indeed, and be it so ;Petruchio, I shall be your ben venuto. [Exeunt.
ACT II. SCENE 1.
BAPTISTA's House in Padua. Enter KATHARINA,
Good sister, wrong me not, nor wrong yourself, -
Kath. Of all thy suitors, here I charge thee, tell Whom thou lov'st best: see thou dissemble not.
Bian. Believe me, sister, of all the men alive,
Bian. If you affect him, sister, here I swear, I'll plead for you myself, but you shall have him.
Kath. Oh then, belike you fancy riches more ; You will have Gremio to keep you fair,
Bian. Is it for him you do envy me so ? Nay, then you jest; and now I well perceive, You have but jested with me all this while : 20 I pr’ythee, sister Kate, untie my hands, Kath. If that be jest, then all the rest was so.
[Strikes her. Enter BAPTISTA. Pap. Why, how now, dame! whence grows this
insolence? Bianca, stand aside;-poor girl ! she weeps :Go ply thy needle ; meddle not with her. For shame, thou hilding of a devilish spirit, Why dost thou wrong her that did ne'er wrong theç When did she cross thee with a bitter word ? Kath. Her silence flouts me, and I'll be reveng'd.
[Flies after BIANCA. Bap. What, in my sight ?-Bianca, get thee in. 30
[Exit BIANCA Kath. Will you not suffer me ? Nay, now I see, She is your treasure, she must have a husband; I must dance bare-foot on her wedding-day, And, for your love to her, lead apes in hell. Talk not to me; I will go sit and wecp, 'Till I can find occasion of revenge. [Exit KATH.
Bap. Was ever gentleman thus griev'd as I? But who comes here?
Enter GREMIO, LUCENTi0 in the Habit of a mean Man; PETRUCHIO with HORTENSIO, like a Musician; TRANIO, and BIONDELLO bearing a Lute and Books. Gre. Good-morrow, neighbour Baptista. Bapa Good-morrow, neighbour Gremio: God save you, gentleman!
40 Pet. And you, good sir! Pray have you not a
Bap. I have a daughter, sir, callid Katharina.
Bap. You're welcome, sir; and he, for your good sake :
60 But for my daughter Katharine—this I know, She is not for your turn, the more my grief.
Pet. I see, you do not mean to part with her; Or else you like not of my company.
Bap. Mistake me not, I speak but as I find. Whence are you, sir ? what may I call your name?
Pet. Petruchio is my name; Antonio's son, A man well known throughout all Italy. Bap. I know him well : you are welcome for his
sake. Gre. Saving your tale, Petruchio, I pray, 70 Let us, that are poor petitioners, speak tvo: Baccare ! you are marvellous forward. Pet. Oh, pardon me, signior Gremio ; I would
fain be doing.
curse your wooing. Neighbour, this is a gift very grateful, I am sure of it. To express the like kindness myself, that have been more kindly beholden to you than any, free leave give to this young scholar, that hath been long studying at Rheims [Presenting LUCENTIO]; as cun. ning in Greek, Latin, and other languages, as the other in musick and mathematicks : his name is Cam. bio; pray, accept his service.
82 Bap. A thousand thanks, signior Gremio: wel. come, good Cambio.-But, gentle sir, methinks, you
walk like a stranger; [To TRANIO.] May I be so bold to know the cause of your coming ?
Tra. Pardon me, sir, the boldness is mine own;
Bap. Lucentio is your name? of whence I pray ?
Bap. A mighty man of Pisa ; by report
[To HORTENSIO and LUCENTIO. You shall go see your pupils presently. Holla, within !
Enter a Servant.