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I tell you, Sir, she bears me fair in hand.

Hor. To satisfy you, Sir, in what I said, Stand by, and mark the manner of his teaching.


fand by Enter Bianca and Lucentio. Luc. Now, mistress, profit you in what you read ?

Bian. What, master, read you? first, resolve me that.

Luc. I read That I profess, the art of Love.
Bian. And may you prove, Sir, master of your

art! Luc. While you, sweet dear, prove mistress of my heart.

[They retire backward. Hor. Quick proceeders ! marry! now, tell me, I pray, you

that durft Iwear that your mistress Bianca lov'd none in the world so well as Lucentio.

Tra. Despightful love, unconstant womankind !
I tell thee, Licio, this is wonderful.

Hor. Miftake no more, I am not Licio,
Nor a musician, as I seem to be ;
But One that scorn to live in this disguise
For such a One as leaves a gentleman,
And makes a God of such a cullion ;
Know, Sir, that I am call'd Hortenfio.

Tra. Signior Hortenfio, I have often heard

your entire affection to Bianca;
And since mine eyes are witness of her lightness,
I will with you, if you be so contented,
Forswear Bianca and her love for ever.
Hor. See, how they kiss and court ! Signior

Here is my hand, and here I firmly vow
Never to woo her more; but do forswear her,
As one unworthy all the former favours,

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of an Ait, or one word intervening, he comes out again équipp'd like Vincentio. If such a Critick be fit to publish a Stage-Writer, I fhall not envy Mr. Pope's Admirers, if they hould think fit to applaud his Sagacity. I have replac'd the Scoses in that Order, in which I found them in the Old Books.


That I have fondly flatter'd her withal.

Tra. And here I take the like unfeigned oath,
Never to marry her, tho' she intreat.
Fie on her! see, how beastly she doth court him.
Hor. 'Would all the world, but he, had quite for:

sworn her!
For me, that I may surely keep mine oath,
I will be married to a wealthy widow,
Ere three days pass, which has as long lov'd me,
As I have lov'd this proud disdainful haggard.
And so farewel, Signior Lucentio.
Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks,
Shall win my love: and so I take my leave,
In resolution as I swore before.

[Exit Hor, Tra. Mistress Bianca, bless

with such

As longeth to a lover's blessed cafe:
Nay, I have ta’en you napping, gentle Love,
And have forsworn you with Hortensio.

(Lucentio and Bianca come forward. Bian. Tranio, you jeft: but have you both for

sworn me? Tra. Mistress, we have. Luc. Then we are rid of Licio.

Tra. l'faith, he'll have a lusty widow now,
That shall be wood and wedded in a day.

Bian. God give him joy!
Tra, Ay, and he'll tame her.
Bian. He says so, Tranio.
Tra. 'Faith, he's gone unto the Taming school.
Bian. The Taming school? what, is there such a

Tra. Ay, mistress, and Petruchio is the master;
That teacheth tricks eleven and twenty long,
To tame a Shrew, and charm her chattering tongue.

Enter Biondello, running.

Bion. Oh master, master, I have watch'd so long,


That I'm dog-weary ; but at laft I spied (17)
An ancient Engle, going down the hill,
Will serve the turn.

Tra. What is he, Biondello ?

Bion. Master, a mercantant, or else a pedant; I know not what ; but formal in apparel ; (18) In gate and countenance surly like a father,

Luc. And what of him, Tranio?

Tra. If he be credulous, and trust my tale,
I'll make him glad to seem Vincentio,
And give him assurance to Baptifta Minola,
As if he were the right Vincentio :
Take in your love, and then let me alone.

[Ex. Luc, and Bian.

Enter a Pedant. Ped. God save you, Sir.

Tra. And you, Sir; you are welcome : Travel you far on, or are you at the farthest ?


but at last I Spied
An ancient Angel going down the Hill,

Will serve the turn.] Tho' all the printed Copies agree in this Reading, I am confident, that Shakespeare intended no Profanation here; nor indeed any Compliment to this old man who was to be impos'd upon, and made a Property of. The Word I have restor’d, certainly retrieves the Author's Meaning: and means, either in its firft signification, a Burdash; (for the Word is of Spanisla Extra&tion, Ingle, which is equivalent to inguen of the Latines ;) or, in its metaphorical Sense, a Gull, a Cully, one fit to be made a Tool of. (18)

but formal in Apparel; In Gate and Countenance surely like a Father.] I have made bold to read, Surly; and surely, I believe, I am right in doing so. Our Poet always represents his Pedants, imperious and magisterial. Belides, Tranio's Dire&ions to the peo, dant for his Behaviour vouch for my Emendation.

"Tis well; and hold your own in any Cafe,
With such Austerity as longeth to a Father.


Ped. Sir, at the farthest for a week or two;
But then up farther, and as far as Rome ;
And so to Tripoly, if God lend me life.
Tra. What countryman, I pray?
Ped. Of Mantua.

Tra. Of Mantua, Sir! God forbid !
And come to Padua, careless of your Life ?

Ped. My life, Sir! how, I pray for that goes hard,

Tra. 'Tis death for any one in Mantua
To come to Padua ; know you not the cause ?
Your ships are staid at Venice, and the Duke
(For private quarrel 'twixt your Duke and him,)
Hath publish'd and proclaim'd it openly :
'Tis marvel, but that you're but newly come,
You might have heard it else proclaim'd about.

Ped. Alas, Sir; it is worse for me than fo;
For I have bills for mony by exchange
From Florence, and must here deliver them.

Tra. Well, Sir, to do you courtesie,
This will I do, and this will I advise you ;
First, tell me, have you ever been at Pisa?

Ped. Ay, Sir, in Pisa have I often been ;
Pisa, renowned for


Ira. Among them know you one Vincentio ?

Ped. I know him not, but I have heard of him ;
A merchant of incomparable wealth.

Tra. He is my father, Sir; and, footh to say, In count'nance somewhat doth resemble you. Bion. As much as an apple doth an oyster, and all

Tra. To save your life in this extremity,
This favour will I do you for his fake;
And think it not the worst of all your fortunes,
That you are like to Sir Vincentio :
His name and credit shall you undertake,
And in my house you shall be friendly lodg'd:
Look, that you


You understand me, Sir: so shall

you ftay,
'Till you have done your business in the city.
If this be court'fie, Sir, accept of it.



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Ped. Oh, Sir, I do ; and will repute you ever
The Patron of my life and liberty.

Tra. Then go with ine to make the inatter good :
This by the way I let you understand,
My father is here look'd for every day,
To pass assurance of a dower in marriage
'Twixt me and one Baptista's daughter here:
In all these Circumstances I'll instruct

you :
Go with Me, Sir, to cloath you as becomes you.

[ Exeunt. Enter Catharina and Grumio. Gru. No, no, forsooth, I dare not for my life. Cath. The more my wrong, the more his spite ap

pears :
What, did he marry me to familh me?
Beggars, that come unto my father's door,
Upon intreaty, have a present alms;
If not, elsewhere they meet with charity:
But I, who never knew how to intreat,
Nor never needed that I should intreat,
Am starv'd for meat, giddy for lack of sleep ;
With oaths kept waking, and with brawling fed ;
And that, which fpites me more than all these wants,
He does it under name of perfect love :
As who would say, if I should seep or eat.
"Twere deadly fickness, or else present death :
I pr’ythee go, and get me some repaft ;
I care not what, so it be wholesome food.

Gru. What say you to a neat's foot ?
Cath. 'Tis passing good; I proythee, let me have it.

Gru. I fear, it is too flegmatick a meat :
How say you to a fat tripe finely broild ?

Cath. I like it well ; good Grumio, fetch it me.

Gru. I cannot tell;- I fear, it's cholerick:
What say you to a piece of beef and mustard ?

Cath. A dith, that I do love to feed upon.
Gru. Ay, but the mustard is too hot a little.
Cath. Why, then the beef, and let the mustard reft.
Gru. Nay, then I will not ; you shall have the mus-



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