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eldest daughter to a husband we set his youngest free for a husband, and then have to 't afresh. Sweet Bianca ! Happy man be his dole! He that runs fastest gets the ring. Signior Gremio ?
Gre. I am agreed; and would I had given him the best horse in Padua to begin his wooing that would thoroughly woo her, wed her and bed her and rid the house of her!
[Exeunt Gremio and Hortensio.
Luc. O Tranio, till I found it to be true,
Tra. Master, it is no time to chide you now;
Tra. Master, you look'd so longly on the maid, 170 144. Happy man be his dole! 165. rated, expelled by scoldmay it be his portion to be
ing. a 'happy man';
167. 'Buy yourself off though somewhat antiquated cheaply as you may' (Ter. phrase.
Eunuchus). 145. the ring, the prize.
170. so longly, so longingly.
Perhaps you mark'd not what 's the pith of all.
Luc. O yes, I saw sweet beauty in her face,
Luc. Tranio, I saw her coral lips to move
Luc. Ah, Tranio, what a cruel father's he !
Master, for my hand, Both our inventions meet and jump in one.
Luc. Tell me thine first.
You will be schoolmaster
191. art thou not advised? 175. strond, strand.
did you not notice ? 185. Curst and shrewd, cross 195. jump, coincide.
And undertake the teaching of the maid :
It is: may it be done?
part, And be in Padua here Vincentio's son, Keep house and ply his book, welcome his
friends, Visit his countrymen and banquet them ?
Luc. Basta ; content thee, for I have it full.
Tra. So had you need.
Luc. Tranio, be so, because Lucentio loves : And let me be a slave, to achieve that maid Whose sudden sight hath thrall’d my wounded
eye. Here comes the rogue. 203. Basta, enough.
208. port, outward state. 216. sith, since.
you been ? Bion. Where have I been! Nay, how now! where are you? Master, has my fellow Tranio stolen
clothes ? Or you stolen his ? or both ? pray, what's the news ?
Luc. Sirrah, come hither : 'tis no time to jest,
I, sir ! ne'er a whit.
wish after. That Lucentio indeed had Baptista's youngest
daughter. But, sirrah, not for my sake, but your master's,
I advise You use your manners discreetly in all kind of
companies : When I am alone, why, then I am Tranio; But in all places else your master Lucentio.
Luc. Tranio, let's go: one thing more rests, 250 that thyself execute, to make one among these 230. what's the news ? what's the matter ?
250. rests, remains.
wooers : if thou ask me why, sufficeth, my reasons are both good and weighty.
The presenters above speak. First Serv. My lord, you nod; you do not mind
the play. Sly. Yes, by Saint Anne, do I. A good matter, surely : comes there any more of it?
Page. My lord, 'tis but begun.
Sly. 'Tis a very excellent piece of work, madam lady: would 'twere done !
[They sit and mark.
Padua. Before HORTENSIO's house.
Enter PETRUCHIO and his man GRUMIO.
Pet. Verona, for a while I take my leave,
Gru. Knock, sir! whom should I knock? is there any man has rebused
worship? Pet. Villain, I say, knock me here soundly.
Gru. Knock you here, sir! why, sir, what am I, sir, that I should knock you here, sir?
Pet. Villain, I say, knock me at this gate And rap me well, or I'll knock
knave's pate. Gru. My master is grown quarrelsome. I
should knock you first, And then I know after who comes by the worst.
Pet. Will it not be ?
7. rebused, i.e. abused.
8. me, for me.