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Please ye we may contrive this afternoon,
And quaff carouses to our mistress' health;
And do as adversaries do in law

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,

and BIANCA.

Bianca.

Good sister, wrong me not, nor wrong yourself, -
To make a bondmaid and a slave of me;
That I disdain : but for these other gawds-
Unbind my hands, I'll pull them off myself,
Yea, all my raiment, to my petticoat;
Or, what you will command me, will I do,
So well I know my duty to my elders.

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,
I never yet beheld that special face
Which I could fancy more than any other.
Kath. Minion, thou ly'st; Is't not Hortensio?
E

Bian,

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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

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

daughter
Call’d Katharina, fair, and virtuous ?

Bap. I have a daughter, sir, callid Katharina.
Gre. You are too blunt í go to it orderly.
Pet. You wrong me, signior Gremio; give me

leave,
I'am a gentleman of Verona, sir,
That-hearing of her beauty, and her wit,
Her affability, and bashful modesty,
Her wondrous qualities, and mild behaviour-
Am bold to shew myself a forward guest
Within your house, to make mine eye the witness
Of that report which I so oft have heard.
And, for an entrance to my entertainment,

[Presenting HORTENSIO.
I do present you with a man of mine,
Cunning in musick, and the mathematicks,
To instruct her fully in those sciences,
Whereof, I know, she is not ignorant :
Accept of him, or else you do me wrong;
His name is Licio, born in Mantua.

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Bap.

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.
Gre. I doubt it not, sir; but

you
will

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

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;
That, being a stranger in this city here,
Do make myself a suitor to your daughter,
Unto Bianca, fair, and virtuous.

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Nor is your firm resolve unknown to me,
In the preferment of the eldest sister:
This liberty is all that I request-
That, upon knowledge of my parentage,
I may have welcome 'mongst the rest that woo,
And free access and favour as the rest.
And, toward the education of your daughters,
I here bestow a simple instrument,
And this small packet of Greek and Latin books :
If you accept them, then their worth is great.

Bap. Lucentio is your name? of whence I pray ?
Tra. Of Pisa, sir; son to Vincentio.

Bap. A mighty man of Pisa ; by report
I know him well: you are very welcome, sir.-
Take you the lute, and you the set of books,

[To HORTENSIO and LUCENTIO. You shall go see your pupils presently. Holla, within !

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Enter a Servant.

Sirrah, lead
These gentlemen to my daughters; and tell them both,
These are their tutors; bid them use them well. 110
[Exit Servant with HORTENSIO and Lucen,
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