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Sirrah, Grumio, go to your mistress ;

Kath. Fie, fie ! unknit that threat'ning unSay, I command her to come to me.

kind brow;

[Exit. GRUMIO. And dart not scornful glances from those eyes, Hor. I know her answer.

To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor: Pet. What ?

It blots thy beauty, as frosts bite the meads; Hor. She will not come.

Consounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shake fair Pet. The fouler fortune mine, and there an And in no sense is meet, or amiable. [buds ; end.

A woman mov'u, is like a fountain troubled ;

Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty; Enter CATHARINA.

And, while it is so, none so dry or thirsty Bap. Now, my holidame, here comes Will deign to sip, or touch one drop of it. Katharina !

Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, Kalh. What is you will, Sir, that you send Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for for me?

thee, Pet. Where is your sister, and Hortensio’s And for thy maintenance : commits his body wife?

To painful labour, both by sea and land ; Kath. They sit conferring by the parlour fire. To watch the night in storms, the day in cold, Pet. Go fetch them hither; if they deny to Whilst thou liest warm at home, secure and come,

safe ; Swinge me them soundly forth unto their hus. And craves no other tribute at thy hands, bands :

But love, fair looks, and true obedience ;Away, I say, and bring them hither straight. Too little payment for so great a debt.

[Erit KATHARINA. Such duty as the subject owes the prince, Luc. Here is a wonder, if you talk of won- Even such, a woman oweth to her husband : der.

And, when she's forward, peevish, sullen, sour, Hor. and so it is; I wonder what it bodes. And, not obedient to his honest will, Pet. Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and what is she, but a foul contending rebel, quiet life,

And graceless traitor to her loving lord ?An awful rule, and right supremacy ;

I am asham'd that women are so simple And, to be short, what not, that's sweet and to offer war, where they should kneel for happy.

peace ; Bap. Now fair befall thee, good Petruchio! Or seek for rule, supremacy, and sway, The wager thou hast won; and I will add When they are bound to serve, love, and obey, Unto their losses twenty thousand crowns; Why are our bodies soft, and weak and smooth, Another dowry to another daughter,

Unapt to toil and trouble in the world; For she is chang’d, as she had never been. But that our soft conditions* and our hearts,

Pet. Nay, I will win my wager better yet;/ Should well agree with our external parts ? And show more sign of her obedience, Come, come, you froward and unable worms! Her new-built virture and obedience. My mind hath been as big as one of yours,

My heart as great; my reason haply more, Re-Enter KATHARINA, with Bianca, and

To bandy word for word, and frown for frown: Widow.

But now, I see our lances are but straws; See, where she coines; and brings your fro- Our strength as weak, our weakness past comward wives

pare, As prisoners to her womanly persuasion.- That seeming to be most which we least are. Katharine, that cap of yours becomes you not; Then vail your stomachst for it is no boot; Off with that bauble, ihrow it under foot.

And place your hands below your husbands's [KATHARINA pulls off her cap, and throws In token of which duty, if he please, [foot: it down.

My hand is ready, may it do him ease! Irid. Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh, Pet. Why, there's a wench!

-Come on, and Till I be brought to such a silly pass !

kiss me Kate. Bian. Fie! what a foolish duty call you Luc. Well, go thy ways, old lad; for thou this?

shalt ha't. Luc. I would, your duty were as foolish too:

Vin. 'Tis a good hearing, when children The wisdom of your duty, fair Bianca,

are toward. Hath cost me a hundred crowns since supper- Luc. But a harsh hearing, when women are time.

froward. Bian. The more fool you, for laying on my Pet. Come, Kate, we'll to bed : duty.

We three are married, but we two are sped. Pet. Katharine, I charge thee, tell these 'Twas I won the wager, though you hit the headstrong women


( To LUCENTIO. What duty they do owe their lords and hus- And, being a winner, God give you good night! bands.

(Exeuni PETRUCHIO and Kath. Wid. Come, come, you're mocking; we will Hor. Now go thy ways, thou hast tam'd a have no telling.

curst shrew. Pet. Come on, I say; and first begin with Luc. 'Tis a wonder, by you leave, she will her.

be tamed so.

[Exeunt. Wid. She shall not. Pet. I say, she shall :-and first begin with * Gentle tempers.

+ Abasc vous spirits. her.



Two other Ladies, Attending the Queen.

LEONTES, King of Sicilia.


TIME, as Chorus.
Sicilian Lords.

HERMIONE, Queen to Leontes.

PERDITA, Daughter to Leontes and Hermione. Dion,

Paulina, Wife to Antigonus.
Another Sincian Lord.
ROGERO, a Silician Gentleman.
An Attendant on the young Prince Mamillius. Mopsa,
Officers of a Court of Judicature.


POLIXENES, King of Bohemia.
FLORIZEL, his Son.

Lords, Ladies, and Attendants; Satyrs for ARCHIDAMUS, a Bohemian Lord.

a dance. A Mariner. Jailer.

Shepherds, Shepherdesses, Guards, &c. An old Sheppard, reputed Father of Perditia. Clown, his Son.

SCENE, sometimes in Sicilia ; sometimes in Servant to the old Shepherd.


ACT 1.

embasssies : that they have seemed to be to. SCENE Antechamber in Leon- gether, though absent; shook hands, as over

a vast ;* and embraced, as it were, from the . TES' Palace.

ends of opposed winds. The heavens continue Enter CAMILLO and ARCHIDAMUS.

their loves!

Arch. I think, their is not in the world either Arch. If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit malice, or matter, to alter it. You have an Bohemia, on the like occasion whereon my unspeakable comfort of your young prince services are now on foot, you shall see, as I Mamillius; it is a gentleman of the greatest have said, great difference betwixt our Bo-promise, that ever came into my note. hemia, and your Sicilia.

Cam. I very well agree with you in the Cam. I think, this coming summer, the king hopes of him it is a gallant child; one that, of Sicilia means to pay Bohemia the visitation indeed, physics the subject,t makes old hearts which he justly owes him."

fresh ; they, that went on crutches ere he was Arch. Wherein our entertainment shall born, desire yet their life, to see him a man. shame us, we will be justified in our loves: for Arch. Would they else be content to die ? indeed,

Cam. Yes; if there were no other excuse Cam. 'Beseech you

why they should desire to live. Arch. Verily, I speak it in the freedom of

Arch. If the king had no son, they would my knowledge : we cannot with such magni- desire to live on crutches till he had one. ficence-in so rare-I know not what to say.

[Exeunt. -We will give you sleepy drinks; that your senses, unintelligent of our insufficience, may, SCENE II.—'The same.--A rooin of state in though they cannot praise us, as little accuse

the Palace. Cam. You pay a great deal too dear, for Enter LEONTES, POLIXENES, HERMIONE,

MA what's given freely. Arch. Believe me, I speak as my under

MILLIUS, CANILLO, and allendants. standing instructs me, and as mine honesty

Pol. Nine changes of the wat'ry star have puts it to utterance.

[throne Cam. Sicilia cannot show herself over-kind The shepherd's note since we have left our to Bohemia. They were trained together in Without a burden : time as long again their childhoods; and there rooted betwixt would be fill'd up, my brother, with our thanks; them then such an affection, which cannot And yet we should, for perpetuity, choose but branch now. Since their more Go hence in debt: And therefore, like a cipher, mature dignities, and royal necessities, made Yet standing in rich place, I multiply, separation of their society, their encounters, with one we-thank-you, many thousands more though not personal, have been royally attor. That go before it. nied, * with interchange of gifts,letters, loving



* Wide waste of country * Nobly supplied by substiçution of embassier.

+ Affords a cordial to the State,

peace, until

Leon. Stay your thanks awhile;

Her. Not your jailer then,

[you And pay them when you part.

But your kind hostess. Come, I'll question Pol. Sir, that's to-morrow.

Of my lord's tricks, and yours, when you I am question'd by my fears, of what may You were pretty lordingg* then. (were boys; chance,

Pol. We were,


queen, Or breed upon our absence : That may blow Two lads, that thought there was no more beNo sneaping* winds at home, to make us say, But such a day to-morrow as to-day, [hind, This is put forth too truly! Besides, I have And to he boy eternal. To tire your royalty.


Her. Was not my lord the verier wag o’the Leon. We are together, brother,

two? Than yo can put us to't.

Pol. We were as twinn'd lambs, that did Pol. No longer stay.

frisk i'the sun,

(chang'd Leon. One seven-night longer.

And bleat the one at the other : what we Pol. Very sooth, to-morrow.

Was innocence for innocence; we knew not Leon. We'll part the time between's then : The doctrine of ill-doing, no nor dream'd and in that

That any did : Had we pursued that life, I'll no gain-saying.

And our weak spirits ne'er been higher rear'd Pol. Press me not, 'beseech you, so;

With stronger blood, we should have answer'd There is no tongue that moves, none, none heaven i'the world,

[now, Boldly. Not guilty; the imposition clear'd So soon as yours. could win me : sn it should

Hereditary ours.t
Were there necessity in yout request, although Her. By this we gather,
"Twere needful I denied it. My affairs You have tripp'd since.
Doeven drag me homeward: which to hinder,

Pol. O my most sacred lady,

(for Were, in your love, a whip to me; my stay, Temptations have since then been born to us : To you a charge, and trouble: to save both, In those unfledg'd days was my wife a girl ; Farewell, our brother.

Your precious self had then not cross'd the eyes Leon. Tongue-tied, our queen? speak you. Of my young playfellow. Her. I had thought, Sir, to have held my Her Grace to boot!

of this make no conclusion ; lest you say, You had drawn oaths from him, not to stay. Your queen and I are devils : Yet, go on; You, Sir,

The offences we have made you do, we'll an. Charge him too coldly : Tell him, you are sure, swer; All in Bohemia's well: this satisfaction

If you first sinn'd with us, and that with us The by-gone day proclaim'd : say this to him, You did continue fault, and that you slipp'd not He's beat from his best ward.

With any but with us, Leon. Well said, Hermione.

Leon. Is he won yet? Her. To tell, he longs to see his son, were Her. He'll stay, my lord. strong :

Leon. At my request, he would not.
But let him say so then, and let him go;

Hermione, my dearest, thou never spok'st
But let him swear so, and he shall not stay, To better purpose.
We'll thwack him hence with distaffs.-

Her. Never?
Yet of your royal presence (To POLIXENES.] Leon. Never, but once.
I'll adventure

Her. What? have I twice said well ? when The borrow of a week When at Bohemia

was't before!

[make us You take my lord, I'll give him my commis- I pr’y thee, tell me: Cram us with praise, and sion,

As fast as tame things. One good deed, dying To let him there a month, behind the gesit

tongueless, Prefix'd for his parting: yet, good deed,f Le Slaughters a thousand, waiting upon that. ontes,

Our praises are our wages : You may ride us, I love thee not a jar o'the clock behind

With one soft kiss, a thousand furlongs, ere What lady she her lord.—You'll stay ; With spur we heat an acre. But to the jail:Pol. No madam.

My last good was, to entreat his stay; Her. Nay, but you will?

What was my first? it has an elder sister, Pol. I may not, verily.

Or I mistake you: 0, would her name were Her. Verily!

Grace? You put me off with limber|| vows; But I,

But once before I spoke to the purpose : When? Though you would seek to unsphere the stars Nay, let me have't ; I long;

with oaths, Should yet say, Sir, no going. Verily,

Leon. Why, that was when [to deatl},

Three crabbed months had sour'd themselves You shall not go; a lady's verily is

Ere I could make thee open thy white hand, As potent as a lord's. Will you go yet? Force me to keep you as a prisoner.

And clap thyself my love; then didst thou Not like a guest ; so you shall pay your fees,

I am yours for ever.


Her. It is grace, indeed.- (twice: When you depart, and save your thanks. How say you?

Why, lo you now, I have spoke to the purpose My prisoner? or my guest? by your dread The one for ever earn'd royal husband One of them you shall be.

The other, for some while a friend. Pol. Your guest then, madam :

[giving her hand to POLIXENES. Leon. Too hot, too hot:

To be your prisoner, should import offending; To mingle friendship far, is mingling bloods.
Which is for me less easy to commit,
Than you to punish.

I have tremor cordist on me :-my heart dances;
But not for joy,—not joy.—This entertainment

May a free face put on; derive a liberty
i Gests were the names of the stages where the King
appointed to lie, during a royal progress.

* A diminutive of lords. * Indeed.


† Setting aside original sin.

* Nipping:

Trembling of the heart


From heartiness, from bounty, fertile bosom, Are you so fond of your young prince, as we
And well become the agent : it may, I grant: Do seem to be of ours?
But to be padding palms, and pinching fingers, Pol. If at home, Sir,
As now they are; and making practis'd smiles, He's all my exercise, my mirth, my matter :
As in a looking glass;—and then to sigh, as Now my sworn friend, and then mine enemy:

My parasite, my soldier, statesman, all :
The mort o'the deer;* O, that is entertainment He makes a July's day as short as December ;
My bosom likes not, nor my brows.—Mamil And, with his varying childness, cures in me
Art thou my boy?

[lius, | Thoughts that would thick my blood. Mam. Ay, my good lord.

Leon. So stands this squire Leon. I'fecks?

Offic'd with me: We two will walk, my lord, Why that's my hawcock.+ What, hast smutch'd And leave you to your graver steps.--Herthy nose ?


(welcome; They say, it's a copy out of mine. Come cap- How thou lov’st us, show in our brother's tain,

[tain: Let what is dear in Sicily be cheap: We must be neat; not neat, but cleanly, cap- Next to thyself, and my young rover, he's And yet the steer, the heifer, and the calf,

Apparent* to my heart. Are all call’d, neat.—Still virginalling

Her. If you would seek us, (there (Observing POLIXENES and HERMIONE. We are yours i’the garden : Shall's attend you Upon his palm?--How now, you wanton call? Leon. To your own bents dispose you: you'll Art thou my call?

be found, Mam. Yes, if you will, my lord.

Be you beneath the sky :-I am angling now, Leon. Thou want'st a rough pash, and the Though you perceive me not how I give line. shoot's that I have,

Go to, go to! To be full like me :-yet, they say, we are [ Aside. Observing POLIXENES and HERMOINE Almost as like as eggs : women say so, How she holds up the nebit the bill to him! That will say any thing: But were they false And arms her with the boldness of a wife As o’er-died blacks, as wind, as waters; false To her allowingť husband ! Gone already : As dice are to be wish d, by one that fixes

Inch-thick, knee-deep ; o'er head and ears a No bourn|| twixt his and mine; yet were it

fork'd one. true

[Exeunt POLIXENES, HERMOINE, and To say this boy werelike me,-Come, Sir page,

Altendants. Look on me with your welkin eye: Sweet Go, play, boy, play ;--thy mother plays, and I villain!

Play too; but so disgrac'd a part, whose issue Most dear'st! my collop !-Can thy dam ?- Will hiss me to my grave; contempt and cla

may't be Affection thy intention stabs the centre : Will be my knell.-Go, play, boy, play;Thou dost make possible, things not so held

There have been, Communicat’st with dreams ;-(How can this Or I am much deceiv’d, cuckolds ere now; With what's unreal thou coactive art, [be?)–And many a man there is, even at this present, And fellow'st nothing: Then, 'tis very cre. Now, while I speak this, holds his wife by the dent,** [dost ;

(sence, Thou may'st co-join with something; and thou That little thinks she has been sluc'd in his ab(And that beyond commission; and I find it) And his pond fish'd by his next neighbour, by And that to the infection of my brains,

Sir Smile, his neighbour: nay there's comfort And hardening of my brows.


(open't, Pol. What means Silicia?

Whiles other men have gates; and those gates Her. He something seems unsettled. As mine, against their will: Should all despair, Pol. How, my lord ?

That have revolted wives, the tenth of mankind) What cheer ? how is't with you, best brother | Would hang themselves. Physic for't there Her. You look,

is none; As if you held a brow of much distraction :

It is a bawdy planet that will strike Are you mov'd, my lord ?

Where 'tis predominant; and 'tis powerful Leon. No, in good earnest.-

think it,

[cluded. How sometimes nature will betray its folly, From east, west, north and south: Be it con. Its tenderness, and make itself a pastime No barricado for a belly; know it; To harder bosoms ! Looking on the lines It will let in and out the enemy, Of my boy's face, methoughts, I did recoil

With bag and baggage: many a thousand of us Twenty-three years; and saw myself un- Have the disease and feel't not.--How now, breecha,

In my green velvet coat; my dagger muzzled, Mam. I am like you they say.
Lest it should bite its master, and so prove, Leon Why that's some comfort.-
As ornaments oft do, too dangerous.

What! Camillo there?
How like, methought, I then was to this ker-

Cam. Ay my good lord. nel,


Leon. Go play, Mamillius ; thou'rt an hoThis quash, ti this gentleman:- Mine honest

[Exit MAMILLIOS. Will you take eggs for money:11

Camillo, this great Sir will yet stay longer. Mam. No, my lord, I'll fight.

Cam. You had much ado to make his anchor Leon. You will? why, happy man be his

hold: dole ;$|--My brother,

When you cast out it still came home. * The tune played at the death of the deer,

Leon. Did'st note it? | Hearty fellow.

Cam. He would not stay at your petitions ; 1. e. Playing with ber fingers as if on a spinnet.

His business more material.
Thou wontest a rough head, and the budding horas
Il Boundary,

Leon. Didst perceive it?-
if Peacod,
11 Will you be cajolcd.

Heir apparent, next claimant.

Ahorned ops, 2 cuckold


nest man.



that I have.

11 Bloe.

** Credible.

| Mouth


ey're here with me already ; whispering, Can. I would not be a stander-by, to bear rounding, *

My soverign mistress clouded so, without ilia is a so-forth : 'Tis far gone,

My present vengeance taken: 'Shrew my heart, en I shall gustt it last-How came't, Ca. You never spoke what did become you less At he did stay?

[millo, Than this ; which to reiterate, were sin Cam. At the good queen's entreaty: As deep as that, though true. Leon. At the queen's, be it : good, should be Leon. Is whispering nothing ? pertinent ;

Is leaning cheek to cheek? is meeting noses ! so it is, it is not. Was this taken Kissing with inside lip? stopping the career iny understanding pate but thine ? Of laughter with a sigh ? (a note infallible thy conceit is soaking, will draw in [is't, of breaking honesty :) horsing foot on foot ? ? than the common blocks :—Not noted, Skulking in corners ? wishing clocks more of the finer natures? by some severals,

swift ?

[blind head-piece extraordinary ? lower messes,+ Hours, minutes? noon, midnight? and all eyes Perchance, are to this business purblind : say. With the pin and web,* but theirs, theirs only,

Cam. Business, my lord? I think, most un- That would unseen be wicked? is this nothing? Bohemia stays here longer. [derstand why, then the world, and all that's in't, is noLeon. Ha ?

thing; Cam. Stays here longer.

The covering sky is nothing: Bohemia nothing; Leon. Ay, but why?

My wife is nothing; nor nothing have these Cam. To satisfy your higliness, and the en-If this be nothing.

[nothings Of our most gracious mistress.


Cam. Good my lord, be cur'd Leon. Satisfy

Of this diseas'd opinion, and betimes ;
The entreaties of your mistress?~satisfy ?---

For 'tis most dangerous.
Let that suffice. I have trusted thee, Camillo, Leon. Say, it be ; 'tis true.
With all the nearest things to my heart, as well Cam. No, no, my lord.
My chamber-councils : wherein, priest-like, Leon, It is; you lie, you lie :

I say, thou liest, Camillo, and I hate thee; Hast cleans'd my bosom; I from thee departed Pronounce thee a gross lout, a mindless slave ; Thy penitent reform’d: but we have been Or else a hovering temporizer, that [evil, Deceiv'd in thy integrity, deceiv'd

Canst with thine eyes at once see good and In that which seems so.

Inclining to them both: Were my wife's liver Cam. Be it forbid, my lord !

Infected as her life, she would not live Leon. To bide upon'i ; thou art not honest: The running of one glass.t

Cam. Who does infect her? If thou inclin'st that way, thou art a coward; Leon. Why he, that wears herlike her medal, Which hoaxesy honesty behind, restraining,

hanging From course requir'd: or else thou must be About his neck, Bohemia : Who-if I counted

Had servants true about me : that bare eyes A servant, grafted in my serious trust, To see alike mine honour as their profits, And therein negligent; or else a fool, Their own particular thrifts,—they would do That seest a game play'd home, the rich stake that And tak't it all for jest.

[drawn, Which should undo more doing ; Ay, and thou, Cam. My gracious lord,

His cup-bearer,-whom I from meaner form I may be negligent, foolish, and fearful ; Have bench’d, and reard to worship; who In every one of these no man is free,

may'st see

(heaven, But that his negligence, his folly, fear,

Plainly, as heaven sees earth, and earth sees Amongst the infinite doings of the world, How I am galled,-might'st bespice a cup, Somtiemes puts forth ; In your affairs, my lord To give mine enemy a lasting wink; If ever I were wilful-negligent,

Which draught to me were cordial. It was my folly; if industriously

Cam. Sir, my lord, I play'd the fool, it was my negligence,

I could do this; and that with no rasht portion, Not weighing well the end ;- if ever fearful But with a lingering dram, that should not To do a thing, where I the issue doubted,

work Whereof the execution did cry out

Maliciouslyo like poison : But I cannot Against the non-performance, 'twas a fear Believe this crack to be in my dread mistress Which oft affects the wisest: these, my lord, So sovereignly being honourable. Are such allow'd infirmities, that honesty

I have lov'd thee, Is never free of. But, 'beseech your grace,

Leon. Make't thy question, and go rot! Be plainer with me; let me know my trespass Dost think, I am so muddy, so unsettled, By its own visage : If I then deny it,

To appoint myself in this vexation ? sully "Tis none of mine.

The purity and whiteness of my sheets, Leon. Have not you seen, Camillo, [glass Which to preserve, is sleep; which being (But that's past doubt: you have; or your eye

spotted, Is thicker than a cuckold's horn ;) or heard, Is goads, thorns, nettles, tails of wasps ? (For, to a vision so apparent, rumour

Give scandal to the blood o'the prince my son, Cannot be mute,) or thought, for cogitation Who, I do think is mine, and love as mine ; Resides not in that man, that does not think Without ripe moving to't ? Would I do this ?

Conld man so blench ?ll My wife is slippery? If thou wilt confess, Cam. I must believe you, Sir; (or else be impudently negative, (say, I do and will fetch off Bohemia for't: To have nor eyes, nor ears, nor thought,) then Provided, that when he's remov'd, your highMy wife's a hobby horse ; deserves a name As rank as any flax-wench, that puts to Will take again your queen, as yours at first ; Before her troth-plight: say it, and justify it. * Disorders of the eye.

† Hour-glass. | Hasty

Maliciously, with effects openly hurtful. * To round in the ear was to tell secretly, | Taste. 11. e. Could any man so start off from propriety Inferiors in rank.


To hoax is to hamstrine


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