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And for I know she taketh most delight
For I have more to commune with Bianca. [exit.
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. Our love is not so great, Hortensio, but we may blow our nails together, and fast it fairly out: our cake's dough on both sides. Farewell : yet, 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 wisho him to her
I father. HOR. So will I, Signior Gremio: but, a word, I pray.
Though the nature of our quarrel yet never brook'd 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.
her father be very rich, any man is so very? a fool to
be married to Hell ? HOR. Tush, Gremio, though it pass your 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
3 i.e. 'mine and yours.' 14
2 do nothing.
4 recommend. 7 absolute.
with this condition, to be whipp'd at the High-Cross ACT I every morning.
Sc. I HOR. Faith, as you say, there's small choice in rotten
apples. But come; since this bar in law makes us
best horse in Padua to begin his wooing, that would
[Exeunt ambo. TRA. I pray, Sir, tell me, is it possible
That love should of a sudden take such hold ?
I never thought it possible or likely.
Assist me, Tranio, for I know thou wilt.
Redime te captum quam queas minimo.
The rest will comfort, for thy counsel's sound.
Perhaps you mark'd not what's the pith of all.
Such as the daughter of Agenor had,
When with his knees he kiss'd the Cretan strand.
Began to scold, and raise up such a storm
That mortal ears might hardly endure the din?
And with her breath she did perfume the air :
Sacred and sweet was all I saw in her.
I pray, awake, Sir: if you love the maid,
Because he will not be annoy'd with suitors.
But art thou not advis'd he took some care
To get her cunning schoolmasters to instruct her?
Master, for my hand, ,
You will be schoolmaster,
It is: may it be done?
And be in Padua here Vincentio's son,
Visit his countrymen, and banquet them?
When Biondello comes, he waits on thee;
But I will charm him first to keep his tongue.
In brief, Sir, sithence it your pleasure is,
Because so well I love Lucentio.
been ? Bion. Where have I been! Nay, how now! where are
Master, has my fellow Tranio stol’n your clothes ?
Or you stol'n his ? or both? pray, what's the news ?
And therefore frame your manners to the time.
You understand me?
I, Sir! ne'er a whit.
Tranio is chang'd into Lucentio.
? name and identity.
III : C
You use your manners discreetly in all kind of
But in all places else your master Lucentio.
self execute, to make one among these wooers: if thou
[They sit, and mark.
SCENE II. The Same. Before HORTENSIO's House.
Enter PETRUCHIO and his man GRUMIO,
To see my friends in Padua ; but of all
Here, sirrah Grumio; knock, I say.
man has rebus'd your Worship?
that I should knock you here, Sir ?
And then I know after who comes by the worst.
Faith, sirrah, an you 'll not knock, I'll ring it;
[He wrings him by the ears.