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Kath. I pray you, husband, be not so disquiet; The meat was well, if you were so contented.
Pet. I tell thee, Kate, 'twas burnt and dried away; And I expressly am forbid to touch it, For it engenders choler, planteth anger; And better 'twere, that both of us did fast, Since, of ourselves, ourselves are choleric, Than feed it with such over-roasted flesh. Be patient; to-morrow it shall be mended, And, for this night, we'll fast for company: Come, I will bring thee to thy bridal chamber.
[Exeunt Petruchio, Katharina, and Curtis. Nath. (Advancing] Peter, didst ever see the like? Peter. He kills her in her own humour.
Curt. In her chamber,
Re-enter PETRUCHIO. Pet. Thus have I politicly begun my reign, And 'tis my hope to end successfully: My falcon now is sharp, and passing empty; And till she stoop, she must not be full-gorg’d, For then she never looks upon her lure. Another way I have to man my haggard, To make her come, and know her keeper's call, That is,-to watch her, as we watch these kites, That bate, and beat, and will not be obedient. She eat no meat to-day, nor none shall eat; Last night she slept not, nor to-night she shall not ; As with the meat, some undeserved fault I'll find about the making of the bed; And here I'll fling the pillow, there the bolster, This way the coverlet, another way the sheets:
Ay, and amid this hurly, I intend,
SCENE 11. PADUA. Before Baptista's House.
Enter TRANIO and HORTENSIO.
Hor. Sir, to satisfy you in what I have said,
[They stand aside.
Tra. O despiteful love! unconstant woman-kind !-
Hor. Mistake no more: I am not Licio,
Tra. Signior Hortensio, I have often heard of your entire affection to Bianca;
And since mine eyes are witness of her lightness,
Hor. See, how they kiss and court!—Signior Lucentio,
Tra. And here I take the like onfeigned oath,
(Exit Hor.-Luc. and Bian. advance.
me? Tra. Mistress, we have. Luc.
Then we are rid of Licio,
Bian. God give him joy!
He says so, Tranio.
Enter BIONDELLO, running.
What is he, Biondello?
Luc. And what of him, Tranio?
[Exeunt Lucentio and Bianca.
Enter a PEDANT.
And you, sir, you are welcome. far
on, or are you at the furthest?
Tra. What countryman, I pray?
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, Yon might have heard it else proclaim'd about.
Ped. Alas, sir, it is worse for me than so; For I have bills for money by exchange From Florence, and must here deliver them.
Tra. Well, sir, to do you courtesy,
This will I do, and this will I advise you ;
Ped. Ay, sir, in Pisa have I often been;
Tra. 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, sooth to say, In countenance somewhat doth resemble you. Bion. As much as an apple doth an oyster, and all
[Aside. Tra. To save your life in this extremity, This favour will í do you for his sake; 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 take upon you as you should ; You understand me, sir;--so shall you stay Till you have done your business in the city: If this be courtesy, sir, accept of it.
Ped. O, sir, I do; and will repute you ever
Tra. Then go with me, to make the matter good.
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 clothe you as becomes you. [Exeunt.
SCENE III. A Room in PETRUCHIO's House.
Enter KATHARINA and GRUMIO. Gru. No, no; forsooth; I dare not, for my life. Kath. The more my wrong, the more his spite appears: What, did he marry mne to famish me? Beggars, that come unto my father's door, Upon entreaty, have a present alms; If not, elsewhere they meet with charity :