« ZurückWeiter »
“ Feran. Then sit we downe, and let us send for
them. Alfon. I promise thee, Ferando, I am afraid thou
wilt lose. “ Aurel. Ile send for my wife first: Valeria, “ Go bid your mistris come to me. " Val. I wil, my lord.
[Exit Valerie. “ Aurel. Now for my hundred pound :“ Would any lay ten hundred more with me, “ I know I should obtaine it by her love. “ Feran. I pray-you have not laid too much al.
ready. “ Aurel. Trust me, Ferando, I am sure you have; “ For you, I dare presume, have lost it al.
« Enter Valeria againe. “ Now, sirha, what saies your mistris ?
“Val. She is something busie, but sheele come
“ Feran. Why so ? did I not tel you this before ? “ She was busie, and cannot come.
“ Aurel. I pray-your wife send you so good an
“ She may be busie, yet she saies shele come.
“ Feran. Wel, wel: Polidor, send you for your wife. “ Pol. Agreed. Boy, desire your mistris to come
hither. “ Boy. I will, sir.
[Exit. " Feran. I, so, so; he desires her to come.
Alfon. Polidor, I dare presume for thee, * I thinke thy wife wil not denie to coine ;
« And I do marvel much, Aurelius,
« Enter the Boy againe. « Pol. Now, wher's your mistris ?
“ Boy. She bade me tell you that shee will not come; " And you have businesse, you must come to her.
“ Feran. O monstrous intollerable presumption, • Worse than a blasing star, or snow at midsummer, “ Earthquakes, or any thing unseasonable ! 6. She will not come; but he must come to her.
“ Pol. Wel, sir, I pray you, let's hear what “ Answere your wife wil make.
« Feran. Sirha, command your mistris to come 6. To me presently.
[Exit Sander. “ Aurel. I thinke, my wife, for all she did not
come, « Will prove most kind ; for now I have no feare, " For I am sure Ferando's wife she will not come. • Feran. The more's the pitty ; then I must lose,
" Enter Kate and Sander, , * But I have won, for see where Kate doth come.
“ Kate. Sweete husband did you send for me?
“ Feran. I did, my love, I sent for thee to come: • Come hither, Kate : What's that upon thy head?
“ Kate. Nothing, husband, but my car, I thinke,
“ Feran. Pul it off and tread it under thy feet: or 'Tis foolish ; I'wil not have thee weare it.
[“ She takes off her cap and treads on it, “ Pol. O wonderful metamorphosis !
« Aurel. This is a wonder, almost past beleefe.
“ Feran. This is a token of her true love to me;
“ Kate. They be sitting in the bridal chamber.
« Kate. I will.
« Thy wife would ne'er have done so much for thee.
“ Feran. But you shal see she wil do more than this ; “ For see where she brings her sisters forth by force.
“ Enter Kate thrusting Phylema and Emilia before her,
and makes them come unto their husbands cal.
“ Kate. See, husband, I have brought them both.
“ Phyle. I, for making a foole of herself and us.
“ Aurel. Beshrew thee, Phylema, thou hast
“ Poi But thou, Emilia, hast lost me a great deal
“'Emil. You might have kept it better then : " Who bade you lay?
« Feran. ' Now, lovely Kate, before their husbands
here, “ I prethee tel unto these head-strong women 6. What dewty wives do owe unto their husbands. “ Kate. Then, you that live thus by your pamper'd
wils, « Now list to me, and marke what I shall say— " Th' eternal power, that with his only breath, “ Shall cause this end, and this beginning frame, “ Not in time, nor before time, but with time confus'd, “ For al the course of yeares, of ages, months, “ Of seasons temperate, of dayes and houres, " Are tun'd and stopt by measure of his hands“ The first world was a forme without a forme, « A heape confus’d, a mixture al deform’d, “ A gulfe of gulfes, a body bodilesse, " Where al the elements were orderlesse, « Before the great commander of the world, “ The King of kings, the glorious God of heaven, " Who in six daies did frame his heavenly worke, “ And made al things to stand in perfect course“ Then to his image he did make a man, « Olde Adam, and from his side asleepe, “ A rib was taken ; of which the Lord did make " The woe of man, so term'd by Adam then,
Woman, for that by her came sinne to us, $ And for her sinne was Adam doom'd to die. " As Sara to her husband, so should we "Obey them, love them, keepe and nourish them, 11 If they by any meanes do want our helpes :
" Laying our hands under their feet to tread,
[" She laies her hand under her husband's feet. “ Feran. Inough, sweet ; the wager thou hast won; " And they, I am sure, cannot deny the same.
“ Alfon. I, Ferando, the wager thou hast won ;
• Exeunt Ferando, Kate, and Sander.
" Pol. I say, thou art a shrew.