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Go, hop me over every kennel home,
For you shall hop without my custom, sir :
I'll none of it; hence, make your best of it.

Kath. I never saw a better fashion'd gown,
More quaint, more pleasing, nor more commendable;
Belike, you mean to make a puppet of me. 441
Pet. Why, true ; he means to make a puppet of

thee.
Tai. She says, your worship means to make a pup-

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Pet. Oh monstrous arrogance!
Thou liest, thou thread, thou thimble,
Thou yard, three-quarters, half-yard, quarter, nail,
Thou flea, thou nit, thou winter cricket thou :-
Brav'd in mine own house with a skein of thread!
Away, thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant;

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Or I shall so be-mete thee with thy yard,
As thou shalt think on prating whilst thou liv'st !
I tell thee, I, that thou hast marr'd her gown.

Tai. Your worship is deceiv'd; the gown is made
Just as my master had direction :
Grumio gave order how it should be done.
Gru. I gave him no order, I gave him the stuff,
Tai. But how did you desire it should be made ?
Gru. Marry, sir, with needle and thread.
Tai. But did you not request to have it cut ?
Gru.. Thou hast fac'd many things.
Tai. I have,
Grų. Face not me : thou hast brav'd many men ;
brave not me; I will neither be. fac’d, nor brav’d. I

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say unto thee-I bid thy master cut out the gown; but I did not bid him cut it to pieces : ergo, thou liest.

Tai. Why, here is the note of the fashion to tese tify. Pet. Read it.

470 Grų. The note lies in his throat, if he say I said so. Tai. Imprimis, a loose-bodied gown:

Gru. Master, if ever I said loose-body'd gown, sow me up in the skirts of it, and beat me to death with a bottom of brown thread : I said, a gown.

Pet. Proceed,
Tai, With a small compass'd cape;
Gru. I confess the cape.
Tai. With a trunk sleeve;
Gru. I confess two sleeves.

480 Tai. The sleeves curiously cut. Pet. Ay, there's the villany.

Gru. Error i'the bill, sir; error i'the bill. I commanded the sleeves should be cut out, and sow'd again ; and that I'll prove upon thee, though thy little finger be armed'in a thimble.

Tai. This is true that I say; an I had thee in place where, thou should'st know it.

Gru. I am for thee straight: take thou the bill, give me thy mete-yard, and spare not me. 490 Hor. God-a-mercy, Grumio! then he shall have

no odds, Pet. Well, sir, in brief, the gown is not for me. Gru. You are i'the right, sir; 'tis for my mistress.

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Pet. Go, take it up unto thy master's use.
i Gru. Villain, not for thy life: Take up my mistress'
gown for thy master's use!

Pet. Why, sir, what's your conceit in that?
Gru. Oh, sir, the conceit is deeper than you

think

for :

Take up my mistress' gown unto his master's use !
Oh, fye, fye, fye!

500 Pet. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the tailor paid :

[ Aside. Go take it hence ; be gone, and say no more.

Hor. Tailor, I'll pay thee for thy gown to-mor

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row.

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Take no unkindness of his hasty words :
Away, I say ; commend me to thy master.

[Exit Tailor. Pet. Well, come, my Kate; we will unto your fa

ther's,
Even in these honest mean habiliments;
Our purses shall be proud, our garments poor:
For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich;
And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds,
So honour peereth in the meanest habit.

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What, is the jay more precious than the lark,
Because his feathers are more beautiful ?
Or is the adder better than the eel,
Because his painted skin contents the eye?
Oh, no, good Kate; neither art thou the worse
For this poor furniture, and mean array.
If thou account'st it shame, lay it on me :

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And therefore, frolick; we will hence forthwith,
To feast and sport us at thy father's house. 520
Go, call my men, and let us straight to him;
And bring our horses unto Long-lane end,
There will we mount, and thither walk on foot.--
Let's see; I think, 'tis now some seven o'clock,
And well we may come there by dinner-time.

Kath. I dare assure you, sir, 'tis almost two;
And ’twill be supper-time, ere you come there.

Pet. It shall be seven, ere I go to horse : Look, what I speak, or do, or think to do, You are still crossing it. Sirs, let't alone : 530 I will not go to-day; and ere I do, It shall be what o'clock I

say

it is. Hor. Why, so ! this gallant will command the sun.

[Exit Pet. KATH. and Hor.

SCENE IV.

Before BAPTISTA's House. Enter TRANIO, and the

Pedant, dressed like VINCENTIO.
Tra. Sir, this is the house; Please it you, that I

call ?
Ped. Ay, what else ? and, but I be deceiv'd,
Signior Baptista may remember me,
Near twenty years ago, in Genoa,
Where we were lodgers at the Pegasus.

Tra. 'Tis well; and hold your own, in any case, With such austerity as 'longeth to a father. 549

Enter

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Enter BIONDELLO,

Ped. I warrant you : But, sir, here comes your

boyi 'Twere good, he were school'd.

Tra. Fear you not him. Sirrah, Biondello,
Now do your duty thoroughly, I advise you ;
Imagine 'twere the right Vincentio.

Bion. Tut! fear not me.
Tra. But hast thou done thy errand to Baptista ?

Bion. I told him, that your father was in Venice ;
And that you look'd for him this day in Padua.
Tra. Thou’rt a tall fellow į hold thee that to
drink.

550 Here comes Baptista :--set your countenance, sir.

Enter BAPTISTA, and LUCENTIO.
Signior Baptista, you are happily met:
Sir, this is the gentleman I told you of;
I pray you, stand good father to me now,
Give me Bianca for my patrimony.

Ped. Soft, son!-
Sir, by your leave; having come to Padua
To gather in some debts, my son Lucentio
Made me acquainted with a weighty cause
Of love between your daughter and himself : 360
And-for the good report I hear of you;
And for the love he beareth to your daughter,
And she to him—to stay him not too long,
I am content, in a good father's care,

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