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The Taming of the Shrew

Act II, Scene 1

Padua. A room in BAPTISTA'S house.
 
[Enter KATHERINE and BIANCA]
 
BIANCA
            ,        ,         ,          ,           ,
      Good sis|ter wrong | me not,| nor wrong | yourself,
           ,        ,    ,            ,         ,
      To make | a bond|maid and | a slave | of me;
        ,           ,         ,          ,        ,
      That I | disdain:| but for | these o|ther gawds,
          ,         ,            ,          ,        ,
      Unbind | my hands,| I'll pull | them off | myself,
           ,        ,         ,       ,      ,
5     Yea all | my rai|ment, to | my pet|ticoat;
           ,          ,         ,         ,       ,
      Or what | you will | command | me will | I do,
           ,        ,        ,  ,   2      ,
      So well | I know | my du|ty to my | elders.
 
KATHERINE
          ,         ,         ,         ,            ,
      Of all | thy sui|tors here | I charge | thee tell
        ,           T     T    T        2    ,       ,
      Whom thou | lovst best: see | thou dissem|ble not.
 
BIANCA
          ,         ,      2    ,         ,       ,
10    Believe | me sis|ter, of all | the men | alive,
         ,      ,        ,          ,         ,
      I ne|ver yet | beheld | that spe|cial face
        ,    2         ,        ,         ,     ,
      Which I could | fancy | more than | any | other.
 
KATHERINE
       ,              x      ,       ,       ,  2
      Minion,| thou liest.| Is it | not Hor|tensio?
 
BIANCA
          ,        ,         ,         ,        ,
      If you | affect | him sis|ter, here | I swear
             ,          ,        ,         ,            ,        2->
15    I'll plead | for you | myself,| but you | shall have || him.
 
KATHERINE
          ,        ,         ,       ,       ,
      O then | belike | you fan|cy rich|es more:
       ,               ,    ,        ,          ,
      You will | have Gre|mio | to keep | you fair.
 
BIANCA
       ,           ,     ,        ,         ,
      Is it | for him | you do | envy | me so?
       ,               ,         ,        ,         ,
      Nay then | you jest,| and now | I well | perceive
            ,         ,        ,        ,           ,
20    You have | but jes|ted with | me all | this while:
         ,        ,        ,       ,         ,
      I pri|thee sis|ter Kate,| untie | my hands.
 
KATHERINE
           ,         ,          ,          ,         ,
      If that | be jest,| then all | the rest | was so.
 
[Strikes her.  Enter BAPTISTA]
 
BAPTISTA
           ,          ,             ,           ,     ,
      Why how | now dame,| whence^grows | this in|solence?
       x         ,       T     T    T          ,
      Bianca | stand a|side, poor girl | she weeps:
          ,         ,        ,       ,          ,
25    Go ply | thy nee|dle, med|dle not | with her.
            ,           ,        ,      ,    2      x
      For shame | thou hel|ding of | a dev|ilish spirit,
            ,           ,            ,          ,            ,
      Why dost | thou wrong | her, that | did nere | wrong thee?
            ,          ,       ,            ,        ,
      When did | she cross | thee with | a bit|ter word?
 
KATHERINE
           ,          ,                 ,   ,        ,
      Her si|lence flouts | me, and / I'll be | revenged.
 
[Flies after BIANCA]
 
BAPTISTA
        ,            ,        ,     ,          ,
30    What in | my sight?| Bian|ca get | thee in.
 
[Exit BIANCA]
 
KATHERINE
        ,      2       ,   ,                 ,       ,
      What will you | not suf/fer me:| Nay* now | I see
       ,    2         ,         ,           ,       ,
      She is your | treasure,| she must | have a | husband,
      ,          T     T    T      2     ,        ,
      I must | dance bare-foot | on her wed|ding day.
           ,           ,        ,           ,         ,
      And for | your love | to her,| lead^apes | in hell.
        T   T   .  T   ,            ,          ,
35    Talk not to me,| I will | go sit | and weep,
           ,         ,       ,       ,       ,
      Till I | can find | occa|sion of | revenge.
 
[Exit]
 
BAPTISTA
          ,      ,      ,            ,         ,
      Was e|ver gen|tleman | thus grieved | as I?
           ,            ,
      But who | comes here.  \\
 
[Enter GREMIO, LUCENTIO in the habit of a mean man; PETRUCHIO, with HORTENSIO as a musician; and TRANIO, with BIONDELLO bearing a lute and books]
 
GREMIO
Good morrow neighbor Baptista.
 
BAPTISTA
Good morrow, neighbour Gremio. God save you, gentlemen.
 
PETRUCHIO
And you good sir: pray have you not a daughter, called Katherina, fair and virtuous?
 
BAPTISTA
I have a daughter sir, called Katherina.
 
GREMIO
           ,          ,         ,       ,     ,
40    You are | too blunt,| go to | it or|derly.
 
PETRUCHIO
            ,         ,        ,   2     ,         ,
      You wrong | me Sig|nior Gre|mio: give | me leave.
      ,         ,      ,      2   ,     ,
      I am | a gen|tleman | of Vero|na sir,
            ,        ,         ,      ,         ,
      That hea|ring of | her beau|ty and | her wit,
           ,    ,   3 3      ,       ,     ,
      Her af|fabil|ity and bash|ful mod|esty,
           ,         ,    2     ,      ,      ,
45    Her won|drous qua|lities and | mild be|havior,
           ,         ,        ,       ,         ,
      Am bold | to show | myself | a for|ward guest
          ,           ,          ,          ,         ,      2->
      Within | your house,| to make | mine^eye | the wit||ness
           ,        ,          ,       ,           ,
      Of that | report | which I | so oft | have heard.
       ,     2      ,          ,       ,      ,
      And for an | entrance | to my | enter|tainment,
         ,        ,          ,       ,         ,
50    I do | present | you with | a man | of mine,
       ,     2      ,       ,         ,     ,
      Cunning in | music,| and the | mathe|matics,
        2     ,          ,      ,          ,     ,
      To instruct | her ful|ly in | those^sci|ences,
            ,       ,         ,        ,     ,
      Whereof | I know | she is | not ig|norant:
          ,        ,         ,         ,        ,
      Accept | of him,| or else | you do | me wrong:
            ,        ,   ,     ,        ,  2
55    His name | is Li|cio,| born in | Mantua.
 
BAPTISTA
              ,        ,         ,                ,    ,
      You're wel|come sir;| and he,| for your / good sake.
           ,         ,        ,    2       ,        ,
      But for | my daugh|ter Ka|therine, this | I know,
           ,        ,           ,          ,         ,
      She is | not for | your turn,| the more | my grief.
 
PETRUCHIO
         ,         ,         ,         ,          ,
      I see | you do | not mean | to part | with her,
           ,          ,     ,           ,     ,
60    Or else | you like | not of | my com|pany.
 
BAPTISTA
          ,         ,        ,          ,       ,
      Mistake | me not;| I speak | but as | I find.
              ,         ,          ,        ,           ,
      Whence^are | you sir?| What may | I call | your name?
 
PETRUCHIO
         ,    2   ,        ,       ,  2     ,
      Petru|chio is | my name;| Anto|nio's son,
         ,           ,             ,     ,  ,
      A man | well known | throughout | all I/taly.
 
BAPTISTA
          ,          ,       2     ,              ,    ,
65    I know | him well:| you are wel|come for / his sake.
 
GREMIO
Saving your tale Petruchio, I pray let us that are poor petitioners speak too? Baccare, you are marvellous forward.
 
PETRUCHIO
O pardon me Signior Gremio, I would fain be doing.
 
GREMIO
          ,         ,          ,     T    T    T
      I doubt | it not | sir. But | you will curse
            ,        ,         o         ,       ,
      Your woo|ing neigh|bors:   | this is | a gift
       ,       ,         2     ,        ,     2    ,
      Very | grateful,| I am sure | of it,| to express
            ,      ,            ,           ,
      The like | kindness | myself,| that have | been
      <-  ,      ,          ,      2    ,         ,
70      More || kindly | behol|ding to you | than a|ny:
      <-  ,     2      ,     ,           ,       ,              ,
        Free||ly give^un|to you | this young | scholar,| that hath
             ,     ,     ,          ,          ,
      Been long | study|ing at | Rheims; as | cunning
           ,      ,          ,       ,      ,
      In Greek,| Latin,| and o|ther lan|guages,
       ,       ,    2      ,   2       ,     ,
      As the | other in | music and | mathe|matics:
            ,        ,   2     ,        ,         ,       2->
75    His name | is Cam|bio; pray | accept | his ser||vice.
 
BAPTISTA
          ,          ,      ,        ,    ,
      A thou|sand thanks,| Sig|nior Gre|mio.
       ,               ,    ,         ,       ,
      Welcome,| good* Cam|bio. | But gen|tle sir,
           ,           ,      ,        ,
      Methinks | you walk | like a | stranger:
      <- ,       ,        ,          ,          ,     2        ,
        May I || be so | bold, to | know the | cause of your | coming?
 
TRANIO
       ,           ,          ,        ,         ,
80    Pardon | me sir,| the bold|ness is | mine^own,
            ,    2    ,        ,         ,      ,
      That be|ing a stran|ger in | this ci|ty here,
           ,        ,       ,       ,          ,        ->
      Do make | myself | a sui|tor to | your daugh||ter,
       ,   2   ,       ,         ,     ,
      Un|to Bian|ca, fair | and vir|tuous:
       ,              ,        ,         ,         ,
      Nor is | your firm | resolve | unknown | to me,
       ,    2     ,         ,        ,        ,
85    In the pre|ferment | of the | eldest | sister.
            ,     ,       ,         ,       ,
      This lib|erty | is all | that I | request,
        ,     ,    ,                 ,      ,
      That u|pon know/ledge of | my par|entage,
         ,          ,      2    ,           ,          ,
      I may | have wel|come amongst | the rest | that woo
            ,     ,            ,      ,         ,
      And free | access | and fa|vor as | the rest:
             ,          ,   ,       ,          ,        2->
90    And toward | the ed|uca|tion of | your daugh||ters,
          ,        ,       ,       ,       ,
      I here | bestow | a sim|ple in|strument,
                   ,     ,          ,          ,       ,
      And this / small pack|et of Greek | and La|tin books:
          ,        ,            ,            ,          ,
      If you | accept | them, then | their worth | is great.
 
BAPTISTA
         ,   2   ,          ,          ,         ,
      Lucen|tio is | your name;| of whence | I pray.
 
TRANIO
          ,     ,     ,           ,    ,
95    Of Pi|sa sir,| son to | Vincen|tio.
 
BAPTISTA
          ,      ,        ,      ,       ,
      A might|y man | of Pi|sa; by | report
          ,          ,       2     ,     ,        ,
      I know | him well:| you are ve|ry wel|come sir:
        ,              ,         ,         ,         ,
      Take you | the lute,| and you | the set | of books;
            ,         ,          ,        ,      ,
      You shall | go see | your pu|pils pres|ently.
         ,        ,     ,         ,           ,    2
100   Holla,| within.| Sirrah,| lead these | gentlemen
       ,        ,               ,           ,
      To my | daughters;| and tell | them both,
      <-  ,                 ,        ,          ,           ,    oo
        These are || their tu|tors: bid | them use | them well.|
 
[Exit Servant, with LUCENTIO and HORTENSIO, BIONDELLO following]
       ,     2       ,       ,        ,        ,
      We will go | walk a | little | in the | orchard,
            ,        ,        ,          ,       ,        ->
      And then | to din|ner. You | are pass|ing wel||come,
       ,      2    ,         ,         ,            ,
105   And | so I pray | you all | to think | yourselves.
 
PETRUCHIO
           ,        ,     2    ,         ,        ,
      Signior | Baptis|ta, my bus|iness ask|eth haste,
           ,      ,       ,        ,        ,
      And ev|ery day | I can|not come | to woo.
            ,        ,        ,         ,        ,
      You knew | my fa|ther well,| and in | him me,
             ,       ,        ,          ,           ,
      Left^sole|ly heir | to all | his lands | and goods,
            ,         ,         ,        ,         ,
110   Which I | have bet|tered ra|ther than | decreased:
             ,         ,      ,           ,           ,
      Then tell | me, if | I get | your daugh|ter's love,
            ,       ,         ,          ,         ,
      What dow|ry shall | I have | with her | to wife?
 
BAPTISTA
       ,           ,          ,      ,            ,
      After | my death | the one | half of | my lands,
           ,       ,         ,       ,          ,
      And in | posses|sion twen|ty thou|sand crowns.
 
PETRUCHIO
           ,          ,        ,        ,         ,
115   And for | that dow|ry, I'll | assure | her of
           ,      ,     ,   2        ,        ,
      Her wid|owhood,| be it that | she sur|vive me,
          ,         ,          ,        ,     ,
      In all | my lands | and lea|ses what|soere:
           ,        ,         ,          ,            x
      Let spe|cialties | be there|fore drawn | between us,
            ,      ,       2     ,        ,        ,
      That cov|enants | may be kept | on ei|ther hand.
 
BAPTISTA
       ,               ,         ,          ,         ,
120   Aye, when | the spe|cial thing | is well | obtained,
            ,         ,          ,        ,        ,
      That is | her love;| for that | is all | in all.
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,      2      ,         ,        ,         ,
      Why that is | nothing:| for I | tell you | father,
      ,   2         ,    2        ,    ,     ,
      I am as | peremp|tory as / she proud-|minded;
       .    T    T   T        x       ,      ,
      And where two ra|ging fires | meet to|gether
            ,        ,          ,            ,            ,     ->
125   They do | consume | the thing | that feeds | their fu||ry:
                  x    x             ,           ,        ,
      Though / little fire | grows^great | with lit|tle wind,
               ,     ,            ,          ,         ,
      Yet ex/treme 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.
 
BAPTISTA
             ,           ,         ,      ,         ,
130   Well mayst | thou woo,| and hap|py be | thy speed:
           ,          ,           ,       ,       ,
      But be | thou armed | for some | unhap|py words.
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,             ,          ,         ,          ,
      Aye to | the proof;| as moun|tains are | for winds,
             ,             ,            ,        ,  2   ,
      That shake | not, though | they blow | perpe|tually.
 
[Re-enter HORTENSIO, with his head broke]
 
BAPTISTA
           ,          ,      ,                ,         ,
      How now | my friend,| why dost | thou look | so pale?
 
HORTENSIO
            ,        ,       ,       ,          ,
135   For fear | I prom|ise you,| if I | look pale.
 
BAPTISTA
        ,       2       ,          ,         ,      ,
      What, will my | daughter | prove a | good mu|sician?
 
HORTENSIO
          ,             ,        ,        ,       o
      I think | she'll soo|ner prove | a sol|dier,
      ,            ,          ,         ,       ,
      Iron | may hold | with her,| but ne|ver lutes.
 
BAPTISTA
            ,           ,           ,          ,         ,
      Why then | thou canst | not break | her to | the lute?
 
HORTENSIO
           ,        ,           ,           ,        ,
140   Why no,| for she | hath broke | the lute | to me.
         ,          ,         ,         ,          ,
      I did | but tell | her she | mistook | her frets,
            ,           ,         ,          ,      ,
      And bowed | her hand | to teach | her fin|gering;
        ,              ,       ,        ,   2       x
      When (with | a most | impa|tient de|vilish spirit)
        T     T   .    T             ,           ,           ,
      Frets call you these?| (quoth^she)| I'll fume | with them:
            ,           ,           ,         ,         ,
145   And with | that word | she struck | me on | the head,
             ,           ,       ,         ,          ,
      And through | the in|strument | my pate | made way;
            ,         ,       ,      ,        ,
      And there | I stood | ama|zed for | a while,
          ,      ,    2     ,         ,            ,
      As on | a pil|lory, look|ing through | the lute;
             ,          ,        ,       ,    ,
      While she | did call | me ras|cal fid|dler
            ,          ,           ,              ,    ,
150   And twang|ling Jack;| with twen|ty such / vile terms,
          ,          ,       ,       ,        ,
      As had | she stud|ied to | misuse | me so.
 
PETRUCHIO
           ,         ,         ,      ,       ,
      Now by | the world,| it is | a lus|ty wench;
          ,         ,            ,          ,       ,
      I love | her ten | times^more | than ere | I did:
         ,        ,         ,           ,          ,
      O how | I long | to have | some chat | with her.
 
BAPTISTA
            ,         ,      2    ,     ,      ,   2
155   Well go | with me | and be not | so dis|comfited:
           ,         ,         ,         ,        ,       ->
      Proceed | in prac|tise with | my youn|ger daugh|ter;
        ,        2     ,           ,               ,    ,
      She's | apt to learn | and thank|ful for / good turns.
           ,       ,    2     ,         ,         ,
      Signior | Petru|chio, will | you go | with us,
           ,         ,         ,         ,        ,
      Or shall | I send | my daugh|ter Kate | to you?
 
[Exeunt all but PETRUCHIO]
 
PETRUCHIO
          ,         ,   ,            ,          ,
160   I pray | you do.| I will | attend | her here,
           ,          ,          ,        ,          ,
      And woo | her with | some spi|rit when | she comes.
       ,               ,          ,           ,          ,
      Say that | she rail;| why then | I'll tell | her plain
            ,          ,       ,       ,       ,
      She sings | as sweet|ly as | a night|ingale:
       ,               ,           ,          ,          ,
      Say that | she frown,| I'll say | she looks | as clear
          ,        ,      ,        ,           ,
165   As mor|ning ro|ses new|ly washed | with dew:
       ,             ,          ,          ,         ,
      Say she | be mute | and will | not speak | a word;
             ,         ,         ,    ,    ,
      Then I'll | commend | her vol|ubil|ity,
           ,         ,   2      ,        ,     ,
      And say | she ut|tereth pier|cing el|oquence:
          ,        ,         ,           ,           ,
      If she | do bid | me pack,| I'll give | her thanks,
            ,          ,         ,        ,        ,
170   As though | she bid | me stay | by her | a week:
          ,       ,       ,           ,          ,
      If she | deny | to wed,| I'll crave | the day
        ,   2         ,          ,           ,        ,
      When I shall | ask the | banns and | when be | married.
            ,          ,          ,        ,   2    ,
      But here | she comes;| and now | Petru|chio speak.
            ,        ,          ,            ,        ,
      Good mor|row Kate;| for that's| your name | I hear.
 
KATHERINE
        ,      2        ,            ,           ,         ,
175   Well have you | heard, but | something | hard of | hearing:
             ,        ,    2      ,         ,        ,
      They call | me Ka|therine that | do talk | of me.
 
PETRUCHIO
           ,         ,      ,               T     T     T
      You lie | in faith;| for you are | called plain Kate,
           ,       ,          ,          ,          ,
      And bon|ny Kate | and some|times Kate | the curst;
            ,          ,    2     ,         ,       ,
      But Kate,| the pret|tiest Kate | in Chris|tendom
        T   .   T    T        ,       ,       ,
180   Kate of Kate Hall,| my su|per-dain|ty Kate,
            ,              ,    ,           ,          ,
      For dain|ties are / all Kates,| and there|fore Kate,
             ,        ,     ,    2      ,     ,
      Take this | of me,| Kate of my | conso|lation;
        ,             ,          ,          ,       ,
      Hearing | thy mild|ness praised | in ev|ery town,
           ,         ,      ,     2       ,        ,
      Thy vir|tues spoke | of, and thy | beauty | sounded,
           ,         ,      ,        ,        ,
185   Yet not | so deep|ly as | to thee | belongs,
          ,         ,         ,          ,         ,
      Myself | am moved | to woo | thee for | my wife.
 
KATHERINE
        T     .   T    T         ,           ,          ,      2->
      Moved, in good time,| let him | that moved | you hi||ther
          ,          ,         ,         ,         ,
      Remove | you hence:| I knew | you at | the first
       ,            ,     2
      You were | a move|able.
 
PETRUCHIO
                              ,      ,          ,  2
190                          Why,| what's a | moveable?
 
KATHERINE
           ,      ,
      A joined-|stool.
 
PETRUCHIO
                          2         Tx      T    T     ,
                      Thou hast | hit it: come, sit | on me.
 
KATHERINE
       ,            ,         ,         ,        ,
      Asses | are made | to bear,| and so | are you.
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,            ,         ,         ,        ,
      Women | are made | to bear,| and so | are you.
 
KATHERINE
       ,          ,        ,         T  T    T
195   No such | jade as | you, if | me you mean.
 
PETRUCHIO
        ,      T    T   T       2     ,        ,
      Alas | good Kate, I | will not bur|den thee;
            ,        ,        ,         ,           ,
      For know|ing thee | to be | but young | and light.
 
KATHERINE
            ,           ,        ,         ,         ,
      Too light | for such | a swain | as you | to catch;
           ,        ,      ,         ,             ,
      And yet | as hea|vy as | my weight | should be.
 
PETRUCHIO
              ,              ,
200   Should be, | should: buzz.
 
KATHERINE
                                       ,          ,       ,       ->
                                Well tane,| and like | a buz||zard.
 
PETRUCHIO
            ,     ,      ,            2   ,         ,          ->
      O / slow-winged | turtle,| shall a buz|zard take || thee?
 
KATHERINE
       ,       2   ,        ,        ,        ,       2->
      Aye | for a tur|tle, as | he takes | a buz||zard.
 
PETRUCHIO
              ,          ,         ,       ,    2       ,
      Come* come,| you wasp;| in faith,| you are too | angry.
 
KATHERINE
         ,       ,         ,         ,         ,
205   If I | be was|pish, best | beware | my sting.
 
PETRUCHIO
          ,    ,        ,         ,         ,
      My rem|edy | is then | to pluck | it out.
 
KATHERINE
       ,              ,            ,         ,          ,
      Aye, if | the fool | could find | it where | it lies.
 
PETRUCHIO
            ,           ,         ,           ,          ,
      Who knows | not where | a wasp | does wear | his sting?
       T  T    T
      In his tail.
 
KATHERINE
                     ,          T
                    In his | tongue.
 
PETRUCHIO
                                           T      T
                                         Whose tongue?
 
KATHERINE
        ,              ,         ,          ,        ,
210   Yours if | you talk | of tails:| and so | farewell.
 
PETRUCHIO
        ,              ,        2       ,     ,            ,
      What with | my tongue | in your tail?| Nay, come^|again,
              ,    ,         ,    2
      Good* Kate,| I am | a gen|tleman.
 
KATHERINE
                                        ,          ,
                                      That | I'll try.
 
[She strikes him]
 
PETRUCHIO
          ,            ,          ,         ,         ,
      I swear | I'll cuff | you, if | you strike | again.
 
KATHERINE
          ,          ,           ,    oo   oo
215   So may | you lose | your arms:|    |
          ,      ,          ,         ,  ,
      If you | strike me,| you are | no gen/tleman;
           ,       ,            ,    ,         ,
      And if | no gen|tleman,/ why then | no arms.
 
PETRUCHIO
         ,        ,        ,        ,         ,
      A her|ald Kate?| Oh put | me in | thy books.
 
KATHERINE
        ,              ,        ,   __    oo
      What is | your crest?| A cox|comb?|
 
PETRUCHIO
          ,         ,         ,          ,       ,
220   A comb|less cock,| so Kate | will be | my hen.
 
KATHERINE
           ,         ,          ,          ,       ,      2->
      No cock | of mine;| you crow | too like | a cra||ven.
 
PETRUCHIO
             ,      ,     ,                T    T   .   T
      Nay* come | Kate, come;/ you must | not look so sour.
 
KATHERINE
          ,       ,          ,       ,        ,
      It is | my fa|shion, when | I see | a crab.
 
PETRUCHIO
            ,           ,          ,          ,          ,
      Why here's | no crab,| and there|fore look | not sour.
 
KATHERINE
             ,          ,
225   There is,| there is.
 
PETRUCHIO
             ,        ,
      Then show | it me.   (di with prev)
 
KATHERINE
       ,          ,         ,
      Had I | a glass,| I would.
 
PETRUCHIO
        ,           T   T   T
      What, you | mean my face?  (tri with prev)
 
KATHERINE
             ,          ,        ,
      Well aimed of | such a | young one.  (pickup)
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,                ,     ,            ,          ,
230   Now by | Saint^George | I am | too young | for you.
 
KATHERINE
       ,     2       ,
      Yet you are | withered.  (picked up)
 
PETRUCHIO
        ,          ___
      'Tis with | cares.
 
KATHERINE
                         _    __    ___
                         I | care | not.
     
PETRUCHIO
           ,           ,         ,           ,          ,
      Nay hear | you Kate.| In sooth | you scape | not so.
 
KATHERINE
          ,          ,      ,       ,        ,
235   I chafe | you if | I tar|ry: let | me go.
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,     2      ,         ,         ,         ,
      No, not a | whit, I | find you | passing | gentle.
              ,        ,           ,          ,           x
      'Twas told | me you | were rough | and coy | and sullen,
           ,        ,        ,       ,      x
      And now | I find | report | a ve|ry liar;
       ,      2        ,          ,         ,          ,   2
      For thou are | pleasant,| gamesome,| passing | courteous,
            ,          ,           ,      .    T     T     Tx
240   But slow | in speech,| yet sweet | as spring-time flowers:
             ,           ,            ,           ,        ,
      Thou canst | not frown,| thou canst | not look | askance,
            ,         ,        ,      ,         ,
      Nor bite | the lip,| as an|gry wen|ches will,
            ,           ,        ,        ,          ,
      Nor hast | thou plea|sure to | be cross | in talk,
            ,           ,        ,      ,             x
      But thou | with mild|ness en|tertainst | thy wooers,
            ,       ,     2       ,        ,    ,
245   With gen|tle con|ference, soft, and af|fable.
            ,          ,         ,           ,           ,
      Why does | the world | report | that Kate | doth limp?
           ,     2     ,       T    T   .   T       ,
      Oh slan|derous world:| Kate like the ha|zel-twig
             ,            ,       ,         ,         ,
      Is straight | and slen|der and | as brown | in hue
          ,       ,          ,        ,         ,        ->
      As ha|zel nuts | and swee|ter than | the ker||nels:
       ,      2    ,           ,           ,          ,
250   Oh | let me see | thee walk:| thou dost | not halt.
 
KATHERINE
      __    __          ,            ,          ,
      Go | fool,| and whom | thou keepst | command.
 
PETRUCHIO
          ,      ,     ,       ,        ,
      Did e|ver Di|an so | become | a grove
           ,           ,        ,          ,         ,
      As Kate | this cham|ber with | her prince|ly gait?
      ,        ,      ,             ,         ,
      O be | thou Di|an, and | let her | be Kate;
            ,          ,          ,          ,      ,
255   And then | let Kate | be chaste,| and Di|an sport||ful.
 
KATHERINE
        ,        2      ,     ,           ,        ,
      Where | did you stud|y all | this good|ly speech?
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,         ,     ,       2    ,       ,
      It is | extem|pore,| from my mo|ther-wit.
 
KATHERINE
         ,      ,        ,         ,         ,
      A wit|ty mo|ther, wit|less else | her son.
 
PETRUCHIO
       T T  T      T
      Am I not | wise?
 
KATHERINE
                       T     T          ,
260                   Yes; keep | you warm.
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,        2    ,             ,    2     ,        ,
      Marry | so I mean | sweet* Kath|erine, in | thy bed:
            ,          ,        ,           ,       ,
      And there|fore, set|ting all | this chat | aside,
          2     ,       ,            ,         ,       ,
      Thus in plain | terms: your | father | hath con|sented
            ,           ,        ,          ,    2    ,      , ->
      That you | shall be | my wife;| your dow|ry agreed || on,
              ,          ,         2      ,      ,
265   And | will you,| nill you,| I will mar|ry you.
            ,       ,      ,        ,           ,
      Now Kate,| I am | a hus|band for | your turn;
           ,          ,           ,      ,          ,      ->
      For by | this light,| whereby | I see | thy beau||ty,
       ,      ,             ,        2     ,           ,
      Thy | beauty | that doth | make me like | thee well,
             ,        ,             ,  ,         ,
      Thou must | be mar|ried to / no man | but me;
          ,       ,        ,         ,          ,
270   For I | am he | am born | to tame | you Kate,
            ,           ,        ,      ,           ,
      And bring | you from | a wild | Kate to | a Kate
          ,     ,       ,        ,          ,
      Confor|mable | as o|ther house|hold Kates.
             ,           ,        ,       ,        ,
      Here comes | your fa|ther: ne|ver make | denial;
          ,          ,           ,    2    ,        ,
      I must | and will | have Kath|erine to | my wife.
 
[Re-enter BAPTISTA, GREMIO, and TRANIO]
 
BAPTISTA
            ,     2   ,   2     ,      ,           ,          ,      ->
275   Now Sign|ior Petru|chio, how | speed you | with my || daughter?
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,          ,         ,          ,
      How but | well sir?| How but | well?
      <-        ,      ,     ,               ,        ,
        It || were im|possi|ble I | should speed | amiss.
 
BAPTISTA
           ,          ,         ,    2     ,          ,
      Why how | now daugh|ter Kath|erine, in | your dumps?
 
KATHERINE
            ,         ,         ,       ,        ,
      Call you | me daugh|ter? Now | I pro|mise you
       ,            ,        ,        ,   2         ,
280   You have | showed a | tender | fatherly | regard,
           ,        ,     .  T    T   T    ,
      To wish | me wed | to one half lu|natic;
         ,        ,   2    ,        ,         ,
      A mad-|cup ruf|fian and | a swea|ring Jack,
              ,            ,          ,         ,       ,
      That thinks | with oaths | to face | the mat|ter out.
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,              ,          ,         ,          ,
      Father,| 'tis thus,| yourself | and all | the world
              ,         ,            ,        ,        ,
285   That talked | of her,| have talked | amiss | of her:
          ,         ,         ,        ,    ,
      If she | be curst,| it is | for pol|icy,
            ,          ,       2     ,       ,         ,
      For she's | not fro|ward, but mo|dest as | the dove;
           ,        ,         ,    2     ,         ,
      She is | not hot,| but tem|perate as | the morn;
           ,         ,           ,        ,         x
      For pa|tience she | will prove | a se|cond Grissel,
           ,    2   ,      ,          ,     ,
290   And Ro|man Lucre|ce for | her chas|tity:
       ,    2      ,      3    3    ,          ,      ,
      And to con|clude, we have a|greed so | well to|gether,
        ,     T   T  T      2     ,        ,
      That u|pon Sunday | is the wed|ding-day.
 
KATHERINE
            ,            ,         ,        ,
      I'll see | thee hanged | on Sun|day first.
 
GREMIO
      <-  ,       ,   2          ,            ,           ,       ,
        Hark Pe||truchio;| she says | she'll see | thee hang|ed first.
 
TRANIO
           ,           ,         ,        2       ,           ,
295   Is this | your spee|ding? Nay | then good night | our part.
 
PETRUCHIO
          ,        ,     2    ,      ,            2    ,
      Be pa|tient gen|tlemen, I | choose her | for myself:
          ,        ,         ,               ,        ,
      If she | and I | be pleased,| what's that | to you?
            ,           ,          ,      ,         ,
      'Tis bar|gained twixt | us twain,| being | alone,
            ,            ,          ,         ,     ,
      That she | shall still | be curst | in com|pany.
          ,          ,        ,    2   ,       ,
300   I tell | you 'tis | incred|ible to | believe
            ,          ,          ,        ,         ,
      How much | she loves | me: oh | the kin|dest Kate,
            ,       ,         ,          ,         ,
      She hung | about | my neck;| and kiss | on kiss
            ,         ,        ,         ,         ,
      She vied | so fast,| protes|ting oath | on oath,
            ,       ,          ,        ,         ,
      That in | a twink | she won | me to | her love.
          ,         ,    ,        2    ,         ,
305   Oh you | are no|vices,| 'tis a world | to see
            ,          ,         ,      ,       ,
      How tame | when men | and wo|men are | alone,
         ,          ,           ,          ,         ,
      A mea|cock wretch | can make | the curs|test shrew.
        ,             ,      ,         ,   2      ,
      Give me | thy hand | Kate: I | will unto | Venice,
          ,       ,         ,          ,        ,
      To buy | appa|rel 'gainst | the wed|ding-day;
           ,          ,      ,            ,           ,
310   Provide | the feast | father,| and bid | the guests;
          ,         ,         ,          ,          ,
      I will | be sure | my Kath|erine shall | be fine.
 
BAPTISTA
          ,          ,        ,          ,      2       ,
      I know | not what | to say:| but give | me your hands;
            ,         ,       ,    2     ,        ,
      God^send | you joy,| Petru|chio, 'tis | a match.
 
GREMIO and TRANIO
         ,        ,    ,            ,      ,
      Amen | say we:| we will | be wit|nesses.
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,             ,         ,      ,       ,
315   Father,| and wife,| and gen|tlemen | adieu;
          ,        ,        ,        ,        ,
      I will | to Ven|ice, Sun|day comes | apace:
           ,           ,            ,           ,       ,
      We will | have rings,| and things,| and fine | array;
            ,         ,     ,     2      ,     2      ,
      And kiss | me Kate,| we will be | married on | Sunday.
 
[Exeunt PETRUCHIO and KATHERINA severally]
 
GREMIO
          ,       ,              ,       ,      ,
      Was e|ver match | clapped^up | so sud|denly?
 
BAPTISTA
        ,    ,            ,        ,       ,              , ->
320   Faith gen/tlemen | now I | play a | merchant's || part,
             ,         ,        2   ,     2     ,
      And | venture | madly | on a des|perate mart.
 
TRANIO
         ,          ,   2   ,      ,            ,
      'Twas a | commod|ity lay | fretting | by you:
               ,           ,        ,       ,         ,
      'Twill bring | you gain,| or per|ish on | the seas.
 
BAPTISTA
            ,        ,        ,      ,         ,
      The gain | I seek,| is qui|et in | the match.
 
GREMIO
           ,          ,         ,       ,       ,
325   No doubt | but he | hath got | a qui|et catch.
           ,        ,       ,          ,        ,        ->
      But now | Baptis|ta, to | your youn|ger daugh||ter:
       ,      2     ,         ,           ,      ,
      Now | is the day | we long | have look|ed for:
      ,             ,          ,         ,        ,
      I am | your neigh|bour, and | was sui|tor first.
 
TRANIO
          ,       ,           ,       ,      ,
      And I | am one | that love | Bian|ca more
             ,          ,         ,            ,            ,
330   Than words | can wit|ness, or | your thoughts | can guess.
 
GREMIO
        ,                ,           ,         ,       ,
      Youngling | thou canst | not love | so dear | as I.
 
TRANIO
        ,               ,            ,
      Graybeard | thy love | doth freeze.
 
GREMIO
                                               ,           ,
                                         But thine | doth fry.
        ,               ,          ,           ,      ,
      Skipper | stand back,| 'tis age | that nour|isheth.
 
TRANIO
            ,         ,         ,           ,       ,
335   But youth | in la|dies' eyes | that flour|isheth.
 
BAPTISTA
           ,          ,     2    ,       2     ,             ,
      Content | you, gen|tlemen: I | will compound | this strife:
             ,           ,          ,          ,        ,
      'Tis deeds | must win | the prize;| and he | of both
            ,        ,         ,         ,         ,
      That can | assure | my daugh|ter grea|test dower
              ,      2   ,        ,    oo
      Shall have | my Bian|ca's love.|
      <-     ,         ,    ,     ,         ,       ,
340     Say Sig||nior Gre|mio,| What can | you a|ssure her?
 
GREMIO
        ,      2        ,          ,        ,         ,
      First, as you | know, my | house wi|thin the | city
           ,      ,       ,          ,           ,
      Is rich|ly fur|nished | with plate | and gold;
       ,            ,    2     ,          ,       ,
      Basins | and ew|ers to lave | her dain|ty hands;
           ,        ,        ,   2   ,     ,
      My hang|ings all | of Tyr|ian tap|estry;
         ,  2    ,       ,           ,            ,
345   In i|vory cof|fers I | have stuffed | my crowns;
          ,          ,         ,       ,        ,
      In cy|press chests | my ar|ras coun|terpoints,
        ,         ,        ,          ,     ,
      Costly | appar|el, tents,| and can|opies,
            ,       ,        ,          ,            ,
      Fine^lin|en, Tur|key cush|ions bossed | with pearl,
       ,            ,        ,        ,       ,
      Valance | of Ven|ice gold | in nee|dlework,
       ,             ,          ,       ,              ,
350   Pewter | and brass | and all | things that | belong
           ,          ,    ,          ,            ,
      To house | or house|keeping:| then at | my farm
          ,       ,         ,      ,             ,
      I have | a hun|dred milch-|kine to | the pail,
       T   T    T      x    ,                  ,
      Sixscore fat | oxen stan/ding in | my stalls,
       .   T     T    T   2   ,     ,         ,
      And all things an|swerable | to this | portion.
          ,          ,          ,         ,         ,
355   Myself | am struck | in years,| I must | confess;
           ,      ,       ,         ,         ,
      And if | I die | tomor|row, this | is hers,
            ,         ,          ,        ,      ,
      If whilst | I live | she will | be on|ly mine.
 
TRANIO
            ,      ,          ,         ,        ,
      That on|ly came | well^in.| Sir list | to me:
      ,          ,          ,         ,     ,
      I am | my fa|ther's heir | and on|ly son:
         ,         ,           ,        ,        ,
360   If I | may have | your daugh|ter to | my wife,
             ,          ,        ,          ,         ,
      I'll leave | her hou|ses three | or four | as good,
                 ,   ,      ,        ,     ,
      Within / rich Pi|sa walls,| as a|ny one
            ,       ,   2   ,        ,   ,
      Old Sign|ior Gre|mio has | in Pa|dua;
          ,           ,        ,       ,         ,
      Besides | two thou|sand du|cats by | the year
           ,         ,     ,                 ,         ,       ->
365   Of fruit|ful land,| all which | shall be | her join||ture.
        ,        2     ,            ,       ,    ,
      What,| have I pinched | you Sign|ior Gre|mio?
 
GREMIO
            ,        ,       ,         ,         ,
      Two thou|sand du|cats by | the year | of land,
           ,        ,          ,        ,        ,
      My land | amounts | not to | so much | in all:
        ,                ,        ,         ,    ,
      That she | shall have;| besides | an ar|gosy
            ,        ,      ,        ,         ,
370   That now | is ly|ing in | Marseil|les' road.
        ,               ,           ,        ,    ,
      What, have | I choked | you with | an ar|gosy?
 
TRANIO
       ,  2           ,         ,        ,         ,
      Gremio,| 'tis known | my fa|ther hath | no less
             ,       T    T .  T        ,          ,      ,
      Than three | great argosies;| besides | two gal|liases,  ????
       .     T     T    T          ,     ,     2    ,
      And twelve tight gal|leys: these | I will as|sure her,
            ,          ,         ,          ,         ,
375   And twice | as much,| whatere | thou of|ferst next.
 
GREMIO
       ,             ,        ,        ,         ,
      Nay, I | have of|fered all,| I have | no more;
           ,          ,         ,          ,        ,
      And she | can have | no more | than all | I have:
       ,         ,             ,           ,         ,
      If you | like me,| she shall | have me | and mine.
 
TRANIO
            ,          ,         ,          ,          ,
      Why then | the maid | is mine | from all | the world,
                  ,   ,         ,   2        ,    ,
380   By your / firm pro|mise: Gre|mio is / out-vied.
 
BAPTISTA
          ,         ,          ,      ,         ,
      I must | confess | your of|fer is | the best;
           ,          ,        ,     ,     2    ,
      And let | your fa|ther make | her the as|surance,
           ,         ,          ,          ,       ,
      She is | your own;| else you | must par|don me:
          ,            ,        ,           ,             x
      if you | should die | before | him, where's | her dower?
 
TRANIO
        ,             ,       ,       ,        ,
385   That's but | a ca|vil: he | is old,| I young.
 
GREMIO
           ,          ,          ,         ,        ,
      And may | not young | men die | as well | as old?
 
BAPTISTA
            ,      ,    ,        ,       __
      Well gen|tlemen,| I am | thus re|solved:
       T  T  T      T    T    T    oo
      On Sunday | next, you know |
           ,         ,    2    ,       ,    ,
      My daugh|ter Kath|erine is | to be | married:
           ,        ,       ,     2      ,      x
390   Now on | the Sun|day fol|lowing, shall | Bianca
           ,         ,     ,         ,      2    ,
      Be bride | to you,| if you | make this as|surance;
          ,         ,        ,   ,   oo
      If not,| to Sign|ior Gre|mio:|
           ,       ,         ,           ,           ,
      And so | I take | my leave,| and thank | you both.
 
[Exit BAPTISTA]
 
GREMIO
         ,           ,         ,        ,          ,
      Adieu | good neigh|bor. Now | I fear | thee not:
          ,            ,          ,     ,           2    ,
395   Sirrah | young^game|ster, your | father | were a fool
           ,          ,         ,        ,       ,
      To give | thee all,| and in | his wa|ning age
            ,     ,           ,       ,       ,
      Set foot | under | thy ta|ble: tut,| a toy,
          ,       ,       ,        ,         ,        ,
      An old | Ital|ian fox | is not | so kind,| my boy.  (hex with prev)
 
[Exit]
 
TRANIO
         ,          ,          ,      ,          ,
      A ven|geance on | your craf|ty wi|thered hide,
          ,          ,          ,        ,        ,
400   Yet I | have faced | it with | a card | of ten.
            ,        ,        ,       ,        ,
      'Tis in | my head | to do | my mas|ter good:
         ,        ,       ,         ,        ,    ,
      I see | no rea|son but | supposed | Lucen|tio
            ,       ,          ,          ,      ,  ,
      Must get | a fa|ther, called | supposed | Vincen/tio, (hex with prev)
            ,         ,        ,        ,      ,
      And that's | a won|der: fa|thers com|monly
          ,            ,         ,         ,      ,        ,
405   Do get | their chil|dren; but | in this | case of | wooing,
          ,            ,        ,      2    ,     ,    2      ,
      A child | shall get | a sire,| if I fail | not of my | cunning. (hex with prev)
 
[Exit]

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