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Enter LUCENTIO and his man TRANIO.
Tra. Mi perdonato, gentle master mine, 9. ingenio liberal.
pol. 19. apply, attend to make 25. Mi perdonato, with your my study.
permission. Ff. 'me pardonato.' 26. affected, disposed.
I am in all affected as yourself;
stomach serves you ;
Luc. Gramercies, Tranio, well dost thou advise.
Tra. Master, some show to welcome us to town.
Enter BAPTISTA, KATHARINA, BIANCA, GREMIO,
and HORTENSIO. LUCENTIO and TRANIO stand by.
Bap. Gentlemen, importune me no farther,
34. balk logic, chop logic 32. checks, i.e. his ‘moral (from the notion of balking, or discipline.' But 'ethics' (ethicks) blocking, one ar
nent with is a plausible emendation. another).
Because I know you well and love you well,
rough for me.
Kath. I pray you, sir, is it your will
mates for you,
Kath. I' faith, sir, you shall never need to fear :
Hor. From all such devils, good Lord deliver us!
Luc. But in the other's silence do I see
Kath. A pretty, peat ! it is best
58. stale, laughing - stock. Mates, companions, fellows, probably with a play on stalemute,
62. I wis, iwis, indeed.
Sir, to your pleasure humbly I subscribe :
Why will you mew her up,
Bap. Gentlemen, content ye; I am resolvel:
[Exit Bianca. And for I know she taketh most delight In music, instruments and poetry, Schoolmasters will I keep within my house, Fit to instruct her youth. If you, Hortensio, Or Signior Gremio, you, know any such, Prefer them hither; for to cunning men I will be very kind, and liberal To mine own children in good bringing up: And so farewell. Katharina, you may stay, For I have more to commune with Bianca. [Exit.
Kath. Why, and I trust I may go too, may I not? What, shall I be appointed hours ; as though, belike, I knew not what to take, and what to leave, ha ?
[Exit. Gre. You may go to the devil's dam : your gifts are so good, here's none will hold you. Their love is not so great, Hortensio, but we may blow our nails together, and fast it fairly out: 97. Prefer, direct.
their suit is for the present vain, ib. cunning, accomplished. Baptista will not finally let 104. belike, presumably. Bianca suffer for Katharina's
108. Their love, that of sake; meantime let them fast Baptista and Katharina. Gremio out' the interval as best they appears to mean that, though
our cake's dough on both sides.
Farewell : yet, 110 for the love I bear my sweet Bianca, if I can by any means light on a fit man to teach her that wherein she delights, I will wish him to her father.
Hor. So will I, Signior Gremio : but a word, I pray. Though the nature of our quarrel yet never brooked parle, know now, upon advice, it toucheth us both, that we may yet again have access to our fair mistress and be happy rivals in Bianca's love, to labour and effect one thing specially
Gre. What's that, I pray ?
Hor. Marry, sir, to get a husband for her sister.
Gre. A husband ! a devil.
Gre. I say, a devil. Thinkest thou, Hortensio, though her father be very rich, any man is so very a fool to be married to hell ?
Hor. Tush, Greinio, though it pass your 130 patience and mine to endure her loud alarums, why, man, there be good fellows in the world, an a man could light on them, would take her with all faults, and money enough.
Gre. I cannot tell ; but I had as lief take her dowry with this condition, to be whipped at the high cross every morning.
Hor. Faith, as you say, there's small choice in rotten apples. But come; since this bar in law makes us friends, it shall be so far forth friendly maintained till by helping Baptista's
110. our cake's dough, our 113. wish him to, recommend game is spoilt.
him (to apply) to. on both sides, i.e. yours
117. parle, debate. as well as mine,
ib. advice, consideration.