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Which I could fancy more than any
other. Kath. Minion, thou liest. Is 't not Hortensio?
, Bian. If you affect him, sister, here I swear I'll plead for you myself, but you shall have him.
Kath. O then, belike, you fancy riches more:
Bian. Is it for him you do envý me so ?
Bap. Why, how now, dame! whence grows this
insolence ? Bianca, stand aside.
Poor girl ! she weeps. Go ply thy needle; meddle not with her. For shame, thou hilding of a devilish spirit, Why dost thou wrong her that did ne'er wrong
thee? When did she cross thee with a bitter word ? Kath. Her silence flouts me, and I'll be revenged.
[Flies after Bianca. Bap. What, in my sight? Bianca, get thee in.
[Exit Bianca. Kath. What, will you not suffer me? Nay, now
She is your treasure, she must have a husband;
26. Childing (terni of abuse), unmarried sisters at the wedding low creature.
of a younger. 33. dance barefoot, i.e. with- 34. lead apes in hell, the out shoes, the custom of elder proverbial fate of old maids.
Talk not to me: I will go sit and weep
Bap. Was ever gentleman thus grieved as I?
Enter GREMIO, LUCENTIO in the habit of a mean man ;
PETRUCHIO, with HORTENSIO musician; and Tranio, with BIONDELLO bearing a lute and books.
Gre. Good morrow, neighbour Baptista.
Bap. Good morrow, neighbour Gremio. God save you, gentlemen! Pet. And you, good sir! Pray, have you not
Bap. I have a daughter, sir, called Katharina,
Bap. You 're welcome, sir; and he, for your
good sake. But for my daughter Katharine, this I know, She is not for your turn, the more my grief.
Pet. I see you do not mean to part with her, Or else you like not of my company.
Bap. Mistake me not; I speak but as I find. Whence are you, sir ? what may I call your name?
Pet, Petruchio is my name; Antonio's son, A man well known throughout all Italy. Bap. I know him well: you are welcome for
his sake. Gre. Saving your tale, Petruchio, I pray, Let us, that are poor petitioners, speak too: Baccare! you are marvellous forward. Pet. O, pardon me, Signior Gremio; I would fain
be doing. Gre. I doubt it not, sir ; but you will curse
your wooing. Neighbour, this is a gift very grateful, I am sure of it. To express the like kindness, myself, that have been more kindly beholding to you than any, freely give unto you this young scholar (presenting Lucentio], that hath been long studying 80 at Rheims; as cunning, in Greek, Latin, and
, other languages, as the other in music and mathematics : his name is Cambio ; pray, accept his service.
Bap. A thousand thanks, Signior Gremio. Welcome, good Cambio. [To Tranio] But, gentle sir, methinks you walk like a stranger : may I be so bold to know the cause of your coming ?
Tra. Pardon me, sir, the boldness is mine own,
69. a man, etc., i.e. Antonio. coined in ridicule of some one
73. Baccare, back! retire! a who affected Latin without cant term, said to have been having it.
That, being a stranger in this city here,
may have welcome, 'mongst the rest that woo,
Bap. Lucentio is your name; of whence, I
Tra. Of Pisa, sir; son to Vincentio.
Bap. A mighty man of Pisa ; by report
Enter a Servant.
Sirrah, lead these gentlemen
Pet. Signior Baptista, my business asketh haste, And every day I cannot come to woo.
103. Lucentio is your name. the like was written We may suppose, with Mr. parcel. Lee, that From Lucentio' or 112. orchard, garden.
You knew my father well, and in him me,
Bap. After my death the one half of my lands,
Pet. And, for that dowry, I'll assure her of
Bap. Ay, when the special thing is well obtain'd,
Pet. Why, that is nothing; for I tell you, father, I am as peremptory as she proud-minded; And where two raging fires meet together They do consume the thing that feeds their fury: Though little fire grows great with little wind, Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all : So I to her and so she yields to me; For I am rough and woo not like a babe. Bap. Well mayst thou woo, and happy be thy
speed ! But be thou arm’d for some unhappy words. Pet Ay, to the proof; as mountains are for
winds, That shake not, though they blow perpetually.
Re-enter HORTENSIO, with his head broke. Bap. How now, my friend! why dost thou
look so pale ? 124. assure her of her widow- 127. specialties, a specific
in, settle upon her deed of contract. for the term of her widowhood. VOL. II