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The Taming of the Shrew

Act I, Scene 2

Padua. Before HORTENSIO'S house.
 
[Enter PETRUCHIO and his man GRUMIO]
 
PETRUCHIO
         ,      ,        ,         ,         ,
      Vero|na, for | a while | I take | my leave,
          ,          ,          ,   ,      2    ,
      To see | my friends | in Pa|dua;| but of all
           ,       ,      ,       ,         ,
      My best | belo|ved and | appro|ved friend,
          ,    ,      2    ,      ,             ,
      Horten|sio;| and I trow | this is | his house.
             ,       ,    ,     T    T  T
5     Here* sir|rah Gru|mio;| knock, I say.
 
GRUMIO
Knock, sir! Whom should I knock? Is there man has rebused your worship?
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,           ,      T    T   T      ,
      Villain | I say,| knock me here | soundly.
 
GRUMIO
Knock you here, sir! why, sir, what am I, sir, that I should knock you here, sir?
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,           ,      ,         ,         __
      Villain | I say,| knock me | at this | gate,
           ,         ,      2       ,             ,       __
      And rap | me well,| or I'll knock | your knave's | pate.
 
GRUMIO
          ,             ,     ,       ,    oo
      My mas|ter is / grown quar|relsome.|
      ,            ,           ,
10    I should | knock you | first,  (pickup)
            ,        ,     ,            ,       2      ,
      And then | I know | after | who comes | by the worst.
 
PETRUCHIO
        ,            ,
      Will it | not be?  (picked up)
        ,    ,                ,           ,             ,
      Faith sir|rah, and | you'll not | knock, I'll | ring it;
            ,         ,         ,     ,          ,
      I'll try | how you | can sol,| fa, and | sing it.
 
[He wrings him by the ears]
 
GRUMIO
       __     ,           ,         ,           ,
15    Help | mistress | help, my | master | is mad.
 
PETRUCHIO
            ,               ,   ,     ,        ,
      Now knock | when I / bid you,| sirrah | villain.
 
[Enter HORTENSIO]
 
HORTENSIO
How now, what's the matter? My old friend Grumio, and my good friend Petruchio? How do you all at Verona?
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,            ,   2     ,       2     ,          ,
      Signior | Horten|sio, come | you to part | the fray?
           ,    2    ,     3   3    ,      ,       ,
      Con tut|to il cuo|re, ben trova|to, may | I say.
 
HORTENSIO
Alla nostra casa ben venuto, molto honorato signor mio Petruchio. Rise, Grumio, rise: we will compound this quarrel.
 
GRUMIO
Nay, 'tis no matter, sir, what he 'leges in Latin. if this be not a lawful case for me to leave his service, look you, sir, he bid me knock him and rap him soundly, sir: well, was it fit for a servant to use his master so, being perhaps, for aught I see, two and thirty, a pip out? Whom would to God I had well knocked at first, Then had not Grumio come by the worst.
 
PETRUCHIO
          ,         ,          ,        ,    ,
      A sense|less vil|lain: Good | Horten|sio,
          ,         ,        ,       ,           ,
20    I bade | the ras|cal knock | upon | your gate
            ,          ,         ,         ,          x
      And could | not get | him for | my heart | to do it.
 
GRUMIO
Knock at the gate? O heavens: spake you not these words plain?  Sirrah, knock me here: rap me here: knock me well, and knock me soundly? And come you now with, knocking at the gate?
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,    2       ,          ,   ,           ,
      Sirrah be | gone, or | talk not / I ad|vise you.
 
HORTENSIO
         ,    2   ,         ,       ,    2      ,
      Petru|chio pa|tience, I | am Gru|mio's pledge:
            ,       ,        ,            ,         ,
      Why this | a hea|vy chance | twixt^him | and you,
            ,         ,       ,        ,        ,   3  3->
25    Your an|cient trus|ty pleas|ant ser|vant Gru|mio:
            ,        ,             ,           ,       ,
      And tell | me now |(sweet friend)| what hap|py gale
        ,      2      , 2      ,          ,      ,
      Blows you to | Padua | here from | old Ve|rona?
 
PETRUCHIO
             ,         ,         ,      ,                  ,
      Such wind | as scat|ters young | men through | the world,
           ,           ,         ,         ,         ,
      To seek | their for|tunes far|ther than | at home
              ,        ,    2     ,          ,      ,
30    Where small | exper|ience grows.| But in | a few,
           ,        ,   2     ,          ,           ,
      Signior | Horten|sio, thus | it stands | with me.
         ,   ,       ,       ,        ,
      Anto|nio | my fa|ther is | deceased;
          ,           ,         ,       ,          ,
      And I | have thrust | myself | into | this maze,
       ,           ,           ,          ,       ,
      Haply | to wive | and thrive,| as best | I may:
         ,             ,         ,          ,          ,
35    Crowns in | my purse | I have,| and goods | at home,
           ,        ,       ,         ,          ,
      And so | am come | abroad | to see | the world.
 
HORTENSIO
          ,   2     ,         ,           ,       ,        2->
      Petru|chio, shall | I then | come round|ly to || thee
            ,          ,   .    T    T   T         ,
      And wish | thee to | a shrewd ill-fa|vored wife?
        ,              ,           2     x      ,        ,
      Thou wouldst | thank me | but a little | for my | counsel:
           ,          ,         ,          ,          ,
40    And yet | I'll pro|mise thee | she shall | be rich
           ,      ,           ,      2      ,          ,
      And ve|ry rich:| but thou | art too much | my friend,
            ,          ,          ,
      And I'll | not wish | thee to | her.  \\
 
PETRUCHIO
           ,        ,   2     ,             ,          ,
      Signior | Horten|sio, twixt | such friends | as we,
            ,          ,          ,          ,          ,
      Few^words | suffice;| and there|fore, if | thou know
            ,       ,         ,      ,    2      ,
45    One rich | enough | to be | Petru|chio's wife
             ,         ,       ,       ,        ,
      (As wealth | is bur|den of | my woo|ing dance)
          ,         ,        ,        ,   2      ,
      Be she | as foul | as was | Floren|tius' love,
          ,        ,      ,         ,            ,
      As old | as Si|byl and | as curst | and shrewd
          ,     ,         ,       ,       ,
      As Soc|rates'| Xanthip|pe, or | a worse:
            ,         ,        ,        ,          ,
50    She moves | me not,| or not | removes | at least
         ,           ,        ,         ,         ,
      Affec|tion's edge | in me.| Were she | as rough
          ,          ,        ,   ,       ,
      As are | the swel|ling Ad|ria|tic seas:
          ,         ,         ,      ,       ,   ,
      I come | to wive | it weal|thily | in Pa|dua;
           ,      ,         ,     ,       ,   ,
      If weal|thily,| then hap|pily | in Pa|dua.  (hex with prev)
 
GRUMIO
Nay, look you, sir, he tells you flatly what his mind is: Why give him gold enough and marry him to a puppet or an aglet-baby; or an old trot with nere a tooth in her head, though she have as many diseases as two and fifty horses: why, nothing comes amiss, so money comes withal.
 
HORTENSIO
         ,    2     ,                 ,      ,         ,
55    Petru|chio, since | we are / stepped thus | far in,
          ,        ,       ,          ,           ,
      I will | contin|ue that | I broached | in jest.
         ,       ,         ,          ,       ,
      I can | Petru|chio help | thee to | a wife
              ,        ,           ,           ,     ,
      With wealth | enough | and young | and beau|teous,
         ,      2       ,       ,        ,      ,
      Brought up as | best be|comes a | gentle|woman:
           ,      ,           ,          ,        ,
60    Her on|ly fault,| and that | is faults | enough,
           ,         ,      ,    ,       ,
      Is that | she is | intol|era|ble curst
             ,          ,         ,       ,         ,       2->
      And shrewd,| and fro|ward, so | beyond | all mea||sure
             ,         ,      ,   ,                 ,
      That were | my state | far wor/ser than | it is,
          ,          ,         ,        ,         ,
      I would | not wed | her for | a mine | of gold.
 
PETRUCHIO
          ,   2    ,             ,           ,          ,
65    Horten|sio peace:| thou knowst | not gold's | effect,
        ,            ,          ,          ,       ,
      Tell me | her fa|ther's name,| and 'tis | enough;
          ,          ,            ,            ,          ,
      For I | will board | her, though | she chide | as loud
           ,         ,           ,         ,        ,
      As thun|der, when | the clouds | in au|tumn crack.
 
HORTENSIO
           ,       ,       ,    2   ,    o
      Her fa|ther is | Baptis|ta Mino|la,
          ,    ,          ,    2    ,      ,
70    An af|fable | and cour|teous gen|tleman,
       ,             ,     ,   2   ,    o
      Her name | is Ka|theri|na Mino|la,
           ,         ,   ,      2      ,          ,
      Renowned | in Pa|dua | for her scol|ding tongue.
 
PETRUCHIO
          ,         ,          ,         ,         ,
      I know | her fa|ther, though | I know | not her;
           ,     ,           ,      ,        ,
      And he | knew my | deceas|ed fa|ther well.
          ,          ,         ,   2    ,       ,         ->
75    I will | not sleep | Horten|sio till | I see || her;
              ,   ,        2    ,          ,          ,
      And / therefore | let me be | thus bold | with you
           ,        ,    2     ,      ,        ,
      To give | you o|ver at this | first en|counter,
          ,          ,       ,   2    ,    ,
      Unless | you will | accom|pany me | thither.
 
GRUMIO
I pray you, sir, let him go while the humour lasts. O' my word, an she knew him as well as I do, she would think scolding would do little good upon him: she may perhaps call him half a score knaves or so: why, that's nothing; an he begin once, he'll rail in his rope-tricks. I'll tell you what sir, an she stand him but a little, he will throw a figure in her face and so disfigure her with it that she shall have no more eyes to see withal than a cat. You know him not, sir.
 
HORTENSIO
       ,         ,        ,         ,          ,
      Tarry | Petru|chio, I | must go | with thee,
           ,       ,         ,         ,        ,
80    For in | Baptis|ta's keep | my trea|sure is:
           ,         ,      ,        ,         ,
      He hath | the jew|el of | my life | in hold,
            ,         ,          ,     ,     x
      His young|est daugh|ter, beau|tiful | Bianca,
           ,          ,           ,       ,        ,
      And her | withholds | from me | and o|ther more,
       ,            ,         ,       ,        ,
      Suitors | to her | and ri|vals in | my love,
          ,       ,       ,        ,     ,
85    Suppo|sing it | a thing | impos|sible,
            ,      ,            ,        ,         ,
      For those | defects | I have | before | rehearsed,
           ,      ,     ,      ,         ,
      That e|ver Ka|their|na will | be wooed;
             ,          ,       ,        ,       ,
      Therefore | this or|der hath | Baptis|ta tane,
             ,            ,     ,        ,  2    ,
      That none | shall have | access | unto Bi|anca
            ,      ,          ,           ,       ,       ->
90    Till Ka|therine | the curst | have got | a hus||band.
 
GRUMIO
       ,      ,          ,     oo
      Ka|therine | the curst,|
      <-   ,       ,        ,        ,     ,             ,
        A ti||tle for | a maid | of all | titles | the worst.
 
HORTENSIO
       ,                ,        ,    2   ,        ,
      Now shall | my friend | Petru|chio do | me grace,
           ,      ,         ,         ,       ,
      And of|fer me | disguised | in so|ber robes
          ,        ,      ,        ,    ,
95    To old | Baptis|ta as | a school|master
        T    T   .  T       ,        ,      x
      Well seen in mu|sic, to | instruct | Bianca;
            ,      ,         ,        ,         ,
      That so | I may | by this | device | at least
             ,          ,              ,    ,        ,
      Have leave | and lei|sure to / make love | to her
           ,     ,        ,          ,        ,
      And un|suspec|ted court | her by | herself.
 
GRUMIO
Here's no knavery! See, to beguile the old folks, how the young folks lay their heads together! Master, master, look about you: who goes there, ha?
 
[Enter GREMIO, and LUCENTIO disguised]
 
HORTENSIO
        ,    ,            ,        ,      ,         ,  ->
100   Peace Gru/mio,| it is | the ri|val of || my love.
         ,     ,          ,       ,
      Petru|chio,| stand by | a while.
 
GRUMIO
         ,        ,          ,       ,     ,
      A pro|per strip|ling, and | an a|morous.
 
GREMIO
         ,      ,        ,        ,           ,
      O ve|ry well;| I have | perused | the note.
        ,     2             ,          ,      ,       ,
      Hark you sir,| I'll have | them ve|ry fair|ly bound:
            ,          ,          ,       ,      ,
105   All books | of love,| see that | at a|ny hand,
           ,          ,       ,       ,         ,        ->
      And see | you read | no o|ther lec|tures to || her:
       ,      2    ,         ,      ,       ,
      You | understand | me. O|ver and | beside
           ,        ,        ,    ,    ,
      Signior | Baptis|ta's lib|era|lity,
               x           2      ,     ,          ,      ,
      I'll mend it | with a lar/gess. Take | your pa|per too,
           ,         ,          ,      ,         ,
110   And let | me have | them ve|ry well | perfumed
           ,         ,        ,         ,        ,
      For she | is swee|ter than | perfume | itself
           ,          ,         ,        2      ,        ,
      To whom | they go | to. What | will you read | to her?
 
LUCENTIO
           ,        ,        ,           ,          ,
      Whatere | I read | to her,| I'll plead | for you
          ,        ,         ,          ,       ,
      As for | my pa|tron, stand | you so | assured,
           ,      ,         ,           ,          ,
115   As firm|ly as | yourself | were still | in place:
       ,             ,           ,         ,        ,
      Yea and | perhaps | with more | success|ful words
            ,        ,          ,        ,       ,
      Than you;| unless | you were | a scho|lar sir.
 
GREMIO
      ,          T   T     T        ,         ,
      O this | learning, what | a thing | it is.
 
GRUMIO
      ,          T   T     T        ,        ,
      O this | woodcock, what | an ass | it is.
 
PETRUCHIO
       ___     ,
      Peace | sirrah.  \\
 
HORTENSIO
       ,  2     ,           ,          ,        ,  2
120   Grumio | mum: God | save you,| Signior | Gremio.
 
GREMIO
           ,       2      ,         ,        ,    ,
      And you | are well met,| Signior | Horten|sio.
        , 2       ,     3 3      ,        2    ,    2   ,    ->
      Trow you | whither I am | going?| To Baptis|ta Mino||la.
      ,     ,                ,     ,      ,
      I | promised | to in/quire care|fully
         ,         ,    ,          2      ,     x
      About | a school|master | for the fair | Bianca:
           ,     ,   ,                  ,        ,
125   And by | good for/tune I | have ligh|ted well
       .   T    T    T          ,        ,       ,      ->
      On this young man:| for lear|ning and | beha||vior
       ,       2      ,           ,        ,    ,
      Fit | for her turn,| well read | in po|etry
          ,        ,       ,            ,        ,
      And o|ther books,| good ones,| I war|rant ye.
 
HORTENSIO
             ,        ,         ,       ,      ,
      'Tis well;| and I | have met | a gen|tleman
            ,         ,        ,      3  3  ,      o
130   Hath pro|mised me | to help | me to ano|ther,
          ,       ,     3  3     ,          ,         o
      A fine | musi|cian to instruct | our mis|tress;
       ,         ,        ,    2     ,        ,
      So shall | I no | whit be be|hind in | duty
           ,       ,      ,      ,    2    ,
      To fair | Bian|ca, so | belo|ved of me.
 
GREMIO
         ,    2    ,         ,         ,             ,
      Belo|ved of me;| and that | my deeds | shall prove.
 
GRUMIO
And that his bags shall prove.
 
HORTENSIO
       ,  2          ,         ,         ,          ,
135   Gremio,| 'tis now | no time | to vent | our love:
       ,           ,        ,         ,          ,
      Listen | to me,| and if | you speak | me fair,
             ,          ,       ,           ,         ,      ->
      I'll tell | you news | indif|ferent good | for ei||ther.
        ,      2   ,     2     ,          ,        ,
      Here | is a gen|tleman whom | by chance | I met,
        ,       ,         ,     ,   2       ,
      Upon | agree|ment from | us to his | liking,
            ,      ,        ,      ,     ,
140   Will un|dertake | to woo | curst Kath/erine,
        ,            ,      ,      2     ,        ,
      Yea, and | to mar|ry her,| if her dow|ry please.
 
GREMIO
           ,         ,         ,    oo   oo
      So said,| so done,| is well:|    |
          ,   2     ,          ,         ,           ,
      Horten|sio, have | you told | him all | her faults?
 
PETRUCHIO
          ,         ,       ,         ,         ,
      I know | she is | an irk|some braw|ling scold:
           ,        ,     ,            ,         ,
145   If that | be all | masters,| I hear | no harm.
 
GREMIO
       T    T    T    T     T      T      ,   2
      No, sayst me | so, friend? What | countryman?
 
PETRUCHIO
        ,          ,      ,       ,  2     ,
      Born in | Vero|na, old | Anto|nio's son:
          ,        ,        ,         ,          ,
      My fa|ther dead,| my for|tune lives | for me;
          ,        ,           ,          ,        ,
      And I | do hope | good days | and long | to see.
 
GREMIO
         ,      ,        ,           ,        ,            ___
150   O sir,| such a | life with | such a | wife, were | strange:
           ,         ,       ,         ,             ,     ,
      But if | you have | a sto|mach, to | it in / God's name:  (hex with prev)
        ,           ,          ,        ,        ,
      You shall | have me | assis|ting you | in all.
            ,         ,           ,
      But will | you woo | this wild|cat?
 
PETRUCHIO
                                           ,        ,
                                         Will | I live?
 
GRUMIO
        ,        ,         ,               ,         o
155   Will he | woo her?| Aye, or | I'll hang | her.
 
PETRUCHIO
            ,       ,       ,         ,        ,
      Why came | I hi|ther but | to that | intent?
        ,            ,       ,          ,            ,
      Think you | a lit|tle din | can daunt | mine^ears?
           ,        ,        ,           ,       ,
      Have I | not in | my time | heard li|ons roar?
           ,         ,          ,       ,               ,
      Have I | not heard | the sea | puffed up | with winds
        ,             ,       ,      ,             ,
160   Rage like | an an|gry boar | chafed | with sweat?
           ,         ,       ,    ,                   ,
      Have I | not heard | great ord/nance in | the field,
             x          ,    2    ,       ,         ,
      And heaven's | artil|lery thun|der in | the skies?
        T  T  T      2    ,       ,        ,
      Have I not | in a pitch|ed bat|tle heard
        T     Tx      T          ,           ,          ,
      Loud 'larums, neigh|ing steeds,| and trum|pets' clang?
           ,         ,        ,      ,          ,
165   And do | you tell | me of | a wom|an's tongue,
             ,           ,         ,         ,         ,
      That gives | not half | so great | a blow | to hear
           ,        ,        ,      ,          ,
      As will | a chest|nut in | a far|mer's fire?
              ,           ,           ,
      Tush, tush,| fear boys | with bugs.
 
GRUMIO
                                             ,           ,
                                        For he | fears^none.
 
GREMIO
          ,  2    ,
170   Hortensio hark:  \\
            ,      ,        ,     ,       ,
      This gen|tleman | is hap|pily | arrived,
           ,         ,          ,          ,          ,
      My mind | presumes | for his | own good | and ours.
 
HORTENSIO
          ,        ,          ,       ,      ,
      I prom|ised we | would be | contri|butors
            ,          ,      2    ,        ,     ,
      And bear | his char|ging of woo|ing what|soere.
 
GREMIO
           ,        ,       ,        ,        ,        o
175   And so | we will,| provi|ded that | he win | her.
 
GRUMIO
          ,         ,         ,             ,   ,      o
      I would | I were | as sure | of a / good din|ner.   (hex with prev)
 
[Enter TRANIO brave, and BIONDELLO]
 
TRANIO
       ,      T    T    T          ,      ,         ,
      Gentle|men, God save | you. If | I may | be bold,
        ,        2    ,            ,       2      ,    2   ,
      Tell me | I beseech | you, which | is the read|iest way
        2      ,         ,        ,   ,   2    ,
      To the house | of Sig|nior Bap|tista Mi|nola?
 
BIONDELLO
He that has the two fair daughters: is it he you mean?
 
TRANIO
Even he Biondello.
 
GREMIO
        ,         ,           ,         ,
180   Hark you | sir; you | mean not | her to--  (cut off deliberately?)
 
TRANIO
           ,     ,         ,               ,       2    ,
      Perhaps | him and | her sir:| what have | you to do?
 
PETRUCHIO
           ,            ,      ,        ,       ,       __
      Not her | that chides | sir, at | any | hand I | pray.
 
TRANIO
          ,        ,        ,      2  ,        ,       ,
      I love | no chi|ders sir:| Biondel|lo, let's | away. (hex with prev)
 
LUCENTIO
        ,     ___    ,    _
      Well be|gun,| Trani|o.
 
HORTENSIO
       ,        __     ,        __
185   Sir, a | word | ere you | go;  (match previous)
         3   3   ,     3  3      ,          ,         ,        ,
      Are you a sui|tor to the maid | you talk | of, yea | or no?
 
TRANIO
           ,      ,         ,      ,   2    ,
      And if | I be | sir, is | it a|ny offence?
 
GREMIO
       ,           ,             ,        2      ,          ,
      No: if | without | more* words | you will get | you hence.
 
TRANIO
           ,        ,         ,           ,           ,
      Why sir,| I pray | are not | the streets | as free
           ,     2     ,
190   For me | as for you?
 
GREMIO
                                ,       ,    ___
                           But so | is not | she.
 
TRANIO
       ,          ,       ,      ,
      For what | reason,| I be|seech you?
 
GREMIO
       T    T   T       ,            ,
      For this rea|son if | you'll know,  (tetra with prev)
             ,            ,       ,        ,         ,  2
      That she's | the choice | love of | Signior | Gremio.
 
HORTENSIO
             ,          ,     2    ,    ,       ,  2
195   That she's | the cho|sen of Sig|nior Hor|tensio.
 
TRANIO
        ,          ,         ,      2    ,      ,
      Softly | my mas|ters: if | you be gen|tlemen,
       ,             ,       ,             ,         o
      Do me | this right;| hear me | with pa|tience.
          ,      ,      ,      ,      ,
      Baptis|ta is | a no|ble gen|tleman,
           ,        ,            ,   ,         ,
      To whom | my fa|ther is / not all | unknown;
            ,          ,         ,       ,         ,
200   And were | his daugh|ter fair|er than | she is,
           ,          ,         ,         ,        ,
      She may | more sui|tors have | and me | for one.
            ,        ,        ,        ,          ,
      Fair Le|da's daugh|ter had | a thou|sand wooers;
            ,           ,          ,       ,      ,
      Then well | one more | may fair | Bian|ca have:
           ,         ,        ,   2    ,           ,
      And so | she shall;| Lucen|tio shall | make one,
              ,       ,         ,         ,        ,
205   Though Pa|ris came | in hope | to speed | alone.
 
GREMIO
        ,           ,      ,          T    T   .  T
      What, this | gentle|man will | out-talk us all.
 
LUCENTIO
            ,          ,        ,            ,         ,
      Sir give | him head:| I know | he'll prove | a jade.
 
PETRUCHIO
          ,   2    ,         ,         ,            ,
      Horten|sio, to | what end | are all | these words?
 
HORTENSIO
       ,             ,        ,        ,
      Sir, let | me be | so bold | as ask | you,
      <- ,      ,        ,       ,       ,          ,
210     Did || you yet | ever | see Bap|tista's | daughter?
 
TRANIO
       ,             ,       ,         ,         ,
      No sir,| but hear | I do | that he | hath two,
           ,        ,       ,        ,          ,
      The one | as fa|mous for | a scol|ding tongue
          ,       ,     2   2  ,    2    ,    ,
      As is | the o|ther for beau|teous mod|esty.
 
PETRUCHIO
       T    T    .     T           ,    ,            ,
      Sir, sir, the first's | for me;| let her | go by.
 
GREMIO
            ,           ,             ,    ,     ,
215   Yea leave | that la|bour to / great Her|cules;
           ,        ,     ,            ,         ,
      And let | it be | more than | Alci|des' twelve.
 
PETRUCHIO
           ,      ,           ,        ,        ,
      Sir un|derstand | you this | of me |(in sooth)
            ,         ,         ,          ,       ,
      The youn|gest daugh|ter whom | you hear|ken for
           ,        ,         2     ,   ,        ,
      Her fa|ther keeps | from all^ac|cess of | suitors,
            ,     ,   ,                ,     ,
220   And will | not pro/mise her | to a|ny man
         ,         ,      ,        ,         ,
      Until | the el|der sis|ter first | be wed:
            ,        ,         ,         ,        ,
      The youn|ger then | is free | and not | before.
 
TRANIO
          ,       ,    ,           ,             ,
      If it | be so | sir, that | you are | the man
             ,         ,         ,       ,           ,
      Must stead | us all | and me | amongst | the rest,
           ,         ,          ,         ,          ,
225   And if | you break | the ice | and do | this feat,
          ,          ,       ,          ,        ,
      Achieve | the el|der: set | the youn|ger free,
       .   T   T  T           ,           ,        ,        2->
      For our access,| whose hap | shall be | to have || her
            ,         ,         ,       ,       ,
      Will not | so grace|less be | to be | ingrate.
 
HORTENSIO
       ,         ,               ,         ,        ,
      Sir you | say well | and well | you do | conceive;
            ,          ,        ,        ,        x
230   And since | you do | profess | to be | a suitor,
            ,        ,        ,     ,         ,      3  3->
      You must | as we | do, gra|tify | this gen||tleman,
           ,     ,         ,   ,     2       ,
      To whom | we all | rest gen/erally be|holding.
 
TRANIO
           ,          ,         ,          ,          ,
      Sir, I | shall not | be slack:| in sign | whereof,
         ,            ,         ,           ,      ,
      Please ye | we may | contrive | this af|ternoon,
            ,        ,       ,        ,            ,
235   And quaff | carou|ses to | our mis|tress' health,
           ,       ,     ,       ,       ,
      And do | as ad|versa|ries do | in law,
         ,     ,              ,          ,           ,
      Strive migh/tily,| but eat | and drink | as friends.
 
GRUMIO and BIONDELLO
         ,    2     ,        ,         ,          ,
      O ex|cellent mot|ion: fel|lows let's | be gone.
 
HORTENSIO
           ,          ,        ,         ,       ,
      The mo|tion's good | indeed | and be | it so,
         ,   2    ,          ,         ,      2  ,
240   Petru|chio, I | shall be | your ben | venuto.
 
[Exeunt]

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