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

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

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

Bian. What, master, read your first, resolve me that.

Luc. I read That I profefs, 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 Swear 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. Mistake 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 callid Hortenfio.

Tra. Signior Hortenfio, I have often heard
Of your entire affection to Bianca;
And fince mine eyes are witness of her lightnefs,
I will with

you,

if
you

be fo contented, Forswear Bianca and her love for ever. Hor. See, how they kiss and court! Signior

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

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

That

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 the 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 you

with such

grace,
As longeth to a lover's blessed case :
Nay, I have ta'en you napping, gentle Love,
And have forsworn you with Hortenfio.

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

me ?

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

Tra. l'faith, he'll have a lufty widow now,
That shall be woo'd 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

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

Enter Biondello, running.
Bion. Oh master, maker, I have watch'd so long,

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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 furly 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.

[Exeunt Luc. and Biank

Enter a Pedant,
Ped. God fave

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

you, Sir,

(17)

but at lapt I spied An ancient Angel going down the Hill,

Will serve the turn.] Tho' all the printed Copies agree in this Reading, I am confi. dent, that Shakespeare intended no Profanation here ; nor in. deed any Compliment to this old Man who was to be impos'd upon, and made a Property of. The Word I have restor’d, cer. tainly retrieves the Author's Meaning: and means, either in its first signification, a Burdah ; (for the Word is of Spanijs Extraction, Ingle, which is equivalent to inguen of the Latines ;) for, 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 Fatber. ] I have made bold to read, surly ; and surely, I believe, I am right in doing fo. Our Poet always represents his Pedants, imperious and magisterial. Besides, Tranio's Directions to the Pee dant for his Behaviour vouch for my Emendation,

'Tis well ; and bold your own in any Cafe,
With sucb Austerity as longeth to a Father,

Ped.

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.

Tre. Of Mantua, Sir? God forbid !
And come to Padna, 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 elle 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 Pifa?

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

Fra. 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. Biron. As much as an apple doth an oyfer, and all

[Afides
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 Mall you undertake,
And in my house you shall be friendly lodgd:
Look, that

you
take

upon You as you should. You understand me, Sir: fo fhall

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

Ped.

one,

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

Tra. Then go with me to make the matter 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.

[Extunt.
Exeunt 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 spites me more than all these wants,
He does it under name of perfect love:
As who would say, if I should sleep or eat
'Twere deadly fickness, or else present death :
1 pr'ythee go, and get me some repast;
I care not what, so it be wholesome food.

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

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

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 dish, 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 muttard rest.
Gru. Nay, then I will not; you shall have the mas-
tard,

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