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And then let Kate be chast, and Dian sportful!
Carb. Where did you study all this goodly speech ?
Pet. Why, fo I mean, sweet Catharine, in thy bed :
SC Ε Ν Ε V. Enter Baptista, Gremio, and Tranio. Bap. Now, Signior Petruchio, how speed you with
my daughter ? Pet. How but well, Sir ? how but well ? It were impossible, I should speed amiss. Bap. Why, how now, daughter Catherine, in your
dumps ? Cath. Call you me daughter ? now, I promise you, You've shew'd a tender fatherly regard, To with me wed to one half lunatick; A madcap ruffian, and a fwearing Jack, That thinks with oaths to face the matter out.
Pet. Father, 'tis thus; yourself and all the World, That talk'd of her, have talk'd amiss of her ; If she be curst, it is for policy; For she's not froward, but modest as the dove :
She is not hot, but temperate as the morn ;
Cath. I'll see thee hang'd on Sunday first.
our part! Pet. Be patient, Sirs, I chuse her for myself; If she and I be pleas'd, what's that to you 'Tis bargain’d 'twixt us twain, being alone, That she shall fill be curft in company. . I tell you, 'tis incredible to believe How much she loves me ; oh, the kindest Kate !
She hung about my neck, and kiss on kiss * | She vy'd so fast, protesting oath on oath,
That in a twink she won me to her love.
Bap. I know not what to say, but give your hands ; God send you joy, Petruchio ! 'tis a match.
Gre. Tra. Amen, say we; we will be witnesses.
Pet. Father, and wife, and Gentlemen, adieu ;
[Ex. Petruchio, and Catharine severally. kiss on kils
place; we may easily read, She vydd ffat,] I know not that the word vie has any
Kiss on kiri
She ply'd so far. Construction that will suit this
Gre. Was ever match clapt up fo fuddenly?
Bap. Faith, gentlemen, I play a merchant's part, And venture madly on a desperate mart.
Tra. 'Twas a commodity lay fretting by you; 'Twill bring you gain, or perish on the seas.
Bap. The gain I seek is quiet in the match.
Gre. No doubt, but he hath got a quiet catch:
Tra. And I am one, that love Bianca more
Gre. Youngling! thou canst not love so dear as I,
Gre. But thine doth fry.'
that nourisheth. Tra. But youth, in ladies' eyes that flourisheth. Bap. Content you, Gentlemen, I will compound this
'Tis deeds must win the prize ; and he, of both,
1 Old Gremio's notions are
It glows, and with a fullen
(beat, Like fire in logs, it burns, and
[warms us long ; And though the flame be not
[lo great Yet is the heat as forong,
In ivory coffers I have stuft my crowns ;
Tra. That only came well in -Sir, list to me;
Gre. Two thousand ducats by the year of land ! ? My land amounts but to so much in all : That she shall have, besides an Argose
· Gre. Two thousand ducats by negative in the second line salves the year of land!
the absurdity, and sets the palMy land amounts not to so much fage right. Gremio and Tranio in all:
are vyeing in their offers to carry That she fall have, and -] Bionca : The latter boldly proTho' all the copies concur in this poses to settle land to the amount reading, furely, if we examine of two thousand ducats per anthe reasoning, something will be num. My whole estate, says the found wrong. Gremio is startled other, in land, amounts but to at the high settlement Tranio that value ; yet the shall have proposes ; lays, his whole estate that : I'll endow her with the in land can't match it, yet he'll whole; and consign a rich vessel settle so much a year upon her, to her use, over and above. Thus &c. This is playing at cross- all is intelligible, and he goes on purposes. The change of the to outbid his sival. WARBURT.
That now is lying in Marseilles's road.
Tra. Gremio, 'cis known, my father hath no less
Gre. Nay, I have offer'd all; I have no more ;
Tra. Why, then the maid is mine from all the world, By your firm promise ; Gremio is out-vied.
Bap. I must confess, your offer is the best
Tra. That's but a cavil; he is old, I young.
Bap. Well, gentlemen, then I am thus resolv'd:
Gre. Adieu, good neighbour.—Now I fear thee not: Sirrah, young gamester, your father were a fool To give thee all ; and in his waining age Set foot under thy table: tut! a toy! An old Italian fox is not so kind, my boy. [Exit.
Tra. A vengeance on your crafty wither'd hide! Yet I have fac'd it with a card of ten :
'Tis 3 Yet I have fai'd it with a And so our
face him with a card card of ten :) That is,
of ten. with the higheft card, in the old And Ben Johnson in his Sad Shepfimple games of our ancestors. herd, So that this became a proverbial
a Hart of ten expression. So Skelton,
I trow he besFyrfte pycke a quarrel, and fall i. e, an extraordinary good one. out with him then,