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The Taming of the Shrew. And then let Kate be chaste, and Dian sportfull. Kate.
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Where did you study all this goodly speech?
Petr. It is extempore, from my mother wit. Kate. A witty mother, witlesse else her sonne. Pet. Am I not wise? Kat. Yes, keepe you warme. Pet.
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Marry so I meane sweet Katherine in thy bed: And therefore setting all this chat aside, Thus in plaine termes: your father hath consented That you shall be my wife; your dowry greed on, And will you, nill you, I will marry you.
[1100]
Now Kate, I am a husband for your turne, For by this light, whereby I see thy beauty, Thy beauty that doth make me like thee well Thou must be married to no man but me, Enter Baptista, Gremio, Trayno. For I am he am borne to tame you Kate,
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And bring you from a wilde Kate to a Kate Conformable as other houshold Kates: Heere comes your father, neuer make deniall, I must, and will haue Katherine to my wife.
Bap. Now Signior Petruchio, how speed you with my (daughter? Pet.
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How but well sir ? how but well ? It were impossible I should speed amisse.
Bap. Why how now daughter Katherine, in your (dumps? Kat. Call you me daughter? now I promise you You haue shewd a tender fatherly regard,
[1115]
To wish me wed to one halfe Lunaticke, A mad‑cap ruffian, and a swearing Iacke, That thinkes with oathes to face the matter out.
Pet. Father, 'tis thus, your selfe and all the world That talk'd of her, haue talk'd amisse of her:
[1120]
If she be curst, it is for pollicie, For shee's not froward, but modest as the Doue, Shee is not hot, but temperate as the morne, For patience shee will proue a second Grissell, And Romane Lucrece for her chastitie:
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And to conclude, we haue greed so well together, That vpon sonday is the wedding day.
Kate. Ile see thee hang'd on sonday first. Gre. Hark Petruchio, she saies shee'll see thee hang'd (first. Tra. Is this your speeding? nay thē them godnight our part. Pet.
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Be patient gentlemen, I choose her for my selfe, If she and I be pleas'd, what's that to you? 'Tis bargain'd twixt vs twaine being alone, That she shall still be curst in company. I tell you 'tis incredible to beleeue
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How much she loues me: oh the kindest Kate, Shee hung about my necke, and kisse on kisse Shee vi'd so fast, protesting oath on oath, That in a twinke she won me to her loue. Oh you are nouices, 'tis a world to see
[1140]
How tame when men and women are alone, A meacocke wretch can make the curstest shrew: Giue me thy hand Kate, I will vnto Venice To buy apparell 'gainst the wedding day; Prouide the feast father, and bid the guests,
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I will be sure my Katherine shall be fine.
Bap. I know not what to say, but giue me your hāds hands , God send you ioy, Petruchio, 'tis a match. Gre. Tra. Amen say we, we will be witnesses. Pet. Father, and wife, and gentlemen adieu,
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I will to Venice, sonday comes apace, We will haue rings, and things, and fine array,

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And kisse me Kate, we will be married a sonday. Exit Petruchio and Katherine. Gre. Was euer match clapt vp so sodainly? Bap. Faith Gentlemen now I play a marchants part,
[1155]
And venture madly on a desperate Mart.
Tra. Twas a commodity lay fretting by you, 'Twill bring you gaine, or perish on the seas. Bap. The gaine I seeke, is quiet me the match. Gre. No doubt but he hath got a quiet catch:
[1160]
But now Baptista, to your yonger daughter, Now is the day we long haue looked for, I am your neighbour, and was suter first.
Tra. And I am one that loue Bianca more Then words can witnesse, or your thoughts can guesse. Gre.
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Yongling thou canst not loue so deare as I.
Tra. Gray‑beard thy loue doth freeze. Gre. But thine doth frie, Skipper stand backe, 'tis age that nourisheth. Tra. But youth in Ladies eyes that florisheth. Bap.
[1170]
Content you gentlemen, I wil cōpound compound this strife 'Tis deeds must win the prize, and he of both That can assure my daughter greatest dower, Shall haue my Biancas loue. Say signior Gremio, what can you assure her?
Gre.
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First, as you know, my house within the City Is richly furnished with plate and gold, Basons and ewers to laue her dainty hands: My hangings all of tirian tapestry: In Iuory cofers I haue stuft my crownes:
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In Cypres chests my arras counterpoints, Costly apparell, tents, and Canopies, Fine Linnen, Turky cushions bost with pearle, Vallens of Venice gold, in needle worke: Pewter and brasse, and all things that belongs
[1185]
To house or house­keeping: then at my farme I haue a hundred milch‑kine to the pale, Sixe‑score fat Oxen standing in my stalls, And all things answerable to this portion. My selfe am strooke in yeeres I must confesse,
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And if I die to morrow this is hers, If whil'st I liue she will be onely mine.
Tra. That only came well in: sir, list to me, I am my fathers heyre and onely sonne, If I may haue your daughter to my wife,
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Ile leaue her houses three or foure as good Within rich Pisa walls, as any one Old Signior Gremio has in Padua, Besides, two thousand Duckets by the yeere Of fruitfull land, all which shall be her ioynter.
[1200]
What, haue I pincht you Signior Gremio?
Gre. Two thousand Duckets by the yeere of land, My Land amounts not to so much in all: That she shall haue, besides an Argosie That now is lying in Marcellus roade:
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What, haue I choakt you with an Argosie?
Tra. Gremio, 'tis knowne my father hath no lesse Then three great Argosies, besides two Galliasses And twelue tite Gallies, these I will assure her, And twice as much what ere thou offrest next. Gre.
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Nay, I haue offred all, I haue no more, And she can haue no more then all I haue, If you like me, she shall haue me and mine.
Tra. Why then the maid is mine from all the world By your firme promise, Gremio is out‑vied. Bap.
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I must confesse your offer is the best, And let your father make her the assurance, T Shee

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[Act 2, Scene 1] Enter Katherina and Bianca. Bian. Good sister wrong me not, nor wrong your self, To make a bondmaide and a slaue of mee,
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That I disdaine: but for these other goods, Vnbinde my hands, Ile pull them off my selfe, Yea all my raiment, to my petticoate, Or what you will command me, wil I do, So well I know my dutie to my elders.
Kate.
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Of all thy sutors heere I charge tel Whom thou lou'st best: see thou dissemble not.
Bianca. Beleeue me sister, of all the men aliue, I neuer yet beheld that speciall face, Which I could fancie, more then any other. Kate.
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Minion thou lyest: Is't not Hortensio?
Bian. If you affect him sister, heere I sweare Ile pleade for you my selfe, but you shal haue him. Kate. Oh then belike you fancie riches more, You wil haue Gremio to keepe you faire. Bian.
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Is it for him you do enuie me so? Nay then you iest, and now I wel perceiue You haue but iested with me all this while: I prethee sister Kate, vntie my hands.
Ka. If that be iest, then all the rest was so. Strikes her Enter Baptista. Bap.
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Why how now Dame, whence growes this in­ solence? Bianca stand aside, poore gyrle she weepes: Go ply thy Needle, meddle not with her. For shame thou Hilding of a diuellish spirit, Why dost thou wrong her, that did nere wrong thee?
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When did she crosse thee with a bitter word?
Kate. Her silence flouts me, and Ile be reueng'd. Flies after Bianca Bap. What in my sight? Bianca get thee in. Exit. Kate. What will you not suffer me: Nay now I see She is your treasure, she must haue a husband,
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I must dance bare‑foot on her wedding day, And for your loue to her, leade Apes in hell. Talke not to me, I will go sit and weepe, Till I can finde occasion of reuenge.
Bap. Was euer Gentleman thus greeu'd as I?
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But who comes heere.
Enter Gremio, Lucentio, in the habit of a meane man, Petruchio with Tranio, with his boy bearing a Lute and Bookes. Gre. Good morrow neighbour Baptista. Bap.

Good morrow neighbour Gremio: God saue

you Gentlemen.

Pet.

And you good sir: pray haue you not a daugh­

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ter, cal'd Katerina, faire and vertuous.

Bap. I haue a daughter sir, cal'd Katerina. Gre. You are too blunt, go to it orderly. Pet. You wrong me signior Gremio, giue me leaue. I am a Gentleman of Verona sir,
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That hearing of her beautie, and her wit, Her affability and bashfull modestie: Her wondrous qualities, and milde behauiour, Am bold to shew my selfe a forward guest Within your house, to make mine eye the witnesse
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Of that report, which I so oft haue heard, And for an entrance to my entertainment, I do present you with a man of mine Cunning in Musicke, and the Mathematickes, To instruct her fully in those sciences,
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Whereof I know she is not ignorant, Accept of him, or else you do me wrong. His name is Litio, borne in Mantua.
Bap. Y'are welcome sir, and he for your good sake. But for my daughter Katerine, this I know,
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She is not for your turne, the more my greefe.
Pet. I see you do not meane to part with her, Or else you like not of my companie. Bap. Mistake me not, I speake but as I finde, Whence are you sir? What may I call your name. Pet.
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Petruchio is my name, Antonio's sonne, A man well knowne throughout all Italy.
Bap. I know him well: you are welcome for his sake. Gre.

Sauing your tale Petruchio, I pray let vs that are

poore petitioners speake too ? Bacare, you are meruay­

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lous forward.

Pet.

Oh, Pardon me signior Gremio, I would faine be

doing.

Gre. I doubt it not sir. But you will curse Your wooing neighbors: this is a guift
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Very gratefull, I am sure of it, to expresse The like kindnesse my selfe, that haue beene More kindely beholding to you then any: Freely giue vnto this yong Scholler, that hath Beene long studying at Rhemes, as cunning
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In Greeke, Latine, and other Languages, As the other in Musicke and Mathematickes: His name is Cambio: pray accept his seruice.
Bap. A thousand thankes signior Gremio: Welcome good Cambio. But gentle sir,
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Me thinkes you walke like a stranger, May I be so bold, to know the cause of your comming?
Tra. Pardon me sir, the boldnesse is mine owne, That being a stranger in this Cittie heere, Do make my selfe a sutor to your daughter,
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Vnto Bianca, faire and vertuous: Nor is your firme resolue vnknowne to me, In the preferment of the eldest sister. This liberty is all that I request, That vpon knowledge of my Parentage,
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I may haue welcome 'mongst the rest that woo, And free accesse and fauour as the rest. And toward the education of your daughters: I heere bestow a simple instrument, And this small packet of Greeke and Latine bookes:
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If you accept them, then their worth is great:
Bap. Lucentio is your name, of whence I pray. Tra. Of Pisa sir, sonne to Vincentio. Bap. A mightie man of Pisa by report, I know him well: you are verie welcome sir:
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Take you the Lute, and you the set of bookes, You shall go see your Pupils presently. Holla, within. Enter a Seruant. Sirrah, leade these Gentlemen To my daughters, and tell them both
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These are their Tutors, bid them vse them well, We will go walke a little in the Orchard, And then to dinner: you are passing welcome, And so I pray you all to thinke your selues.
Pet. Signior Baptista, my businesse asketh haste,
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And euerie day I cannot come to woo, You knew my father well, and in him me, Left soli eire to all his Lands and goods, Which I haue bettered rather then decreast, Then tell me, if I get your daughters loue,
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What dowrie shall I haue with her to wife.
Bap. After my death, the one halfe of my Lands, And in possession twentie thousand Crownes. Pet. And for that dowrie, Ile assure her of Her widdow‑hood, be it that she suruiue me
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In all my Lands and Leases whatsoeuer, Let specialties be therefore drawne betweene vs, That couenants may be kept on either hand.
Bap. I, when the speciall thing is well obtain'd, That is her loue: for that is all in all. Pet.
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Why that is nothing: for I tell you father, I am as peremptorie as she proud minded: And where two raging fires meete together, They do consume the thing that feedes their furie. Though little fire growes great with little winde,
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Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire an So I to her, and so she yeelds to me For I am rough, and woo not li
Bap. Well m st thou wo But be thou arm' Pet.
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I to the That shakes not
Enter Bap. How now my friend, why dost thou looke so pale? Hor. For feare I promise you, if I looke pale. Bap. What, will my daughter proue a good Musiti­ an? Hor.
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I thinke she'l sooner proue a souldier, Iron may hold with her, but neuer Lutes.
Bap. Why then thou canst not break her to the Lute? Hor. Why no, for she hath broke the Lute to me: I did but tell her she mistooke her frets,
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And bow'd her hand to teach her fingering, When (with a most impatient diuellish spirit) Frets call you these ? (quoth she) Ile fume with them: And with that word she stroke me on the head, And through the instrument my pate made way,
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And there I stood amazed for a while, As on a Pillorie, looking through the Lute, While she did call me Rascall, Fidler, And twangling Iacke, with twentie such vilde tearmes, As had she studied to misvse me so.
Pet.
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Now by the world, it is a lustie Wench, I loue her ten times more then ere I did, Oh how I long to haue some chat with her.
Bap. Wel go with me, and be not so discomfited. Proceed in practise with my yonger daughter,
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She's apt to learne, and thankefull for good turnes: Signior Petruchio, will you go with vs, Or shall I send my daughter Kate to you.
Exit. Manet Petruchio. Pet. I pray you do. Ile attend her heere, And woo her with some spirit when she comes.
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Say that she raile, why then Ile tell her plaine, She sings as sweetly as a Nightinghale: Say that she frowne, Ile say she lookes as cleere As morning Roses newly washt with dew: Say she be mute, and will not speake a word,
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Then Ile commend her volubility, And say she vttereth piercing eloquence: If she do bid me packe, Ile giue her thankes, As though she bid me stay by her a weeke: If she denie to wed, Ile craue the day
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When I shall aske the banes, and when be married. But heere she comes, and now Petruchio speake. Enter Katerina. Good morrow Kate, for thats your name I heare.
Kate. Well haue you heard, but something hard of hearing: They call me Katerine, that do talke of me. Pet.
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You lye infaith, for you are call'd plaine Kate, And bony Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst: But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendome, Kate of Kate‑hall, my super‑daintie Kate, For dainties are all Kates, and therefore Kate
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Take this of me, Kate of my consolation, Hearing thy mildnesse prais'd in euery Towne, Thy vertues spoke of, and thy beautie sounded, Yet not so deepely as to thee belongs, My selfe am moou'd to woo thee for my wife.
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in good time, let him that mou'd you new you at the first
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are you.
Pet. Women are made to beare, and so are you. Kate. No such Iade as you, if me you meane. Pet. Alas good Kate, I will not burthen thee,
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For knowing thee to be but yong and light.
Kate. Too light for such a swaine as you to catch, And yet as heauie as my waight should be. Pet. Shold be, should: buzze. Kate. Well tane, and like a buzzard. Pet.
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Oh slow‑wing'd Turtle, shal a buzard take thee?
Kat. I for a Turtle, as he takes a buzard. Pet. Come, come you Waspe, y'faith you are too angrie. Kate. If I be waspish, best beware my sting. Pet. My remedy is then to plucke it out. Kate.
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I, if the foole could finde it where it lies.
Pet. Who knowes not where a Waspe does weare his sting? In his taile. Kate. In his tongue? Pet. Whose tongue. Kate. Yours if you talke of tales, and so farewell. Pet.
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What with my tongue in your taile. Nay, come againe, good Kate, I am a Gentleman,
Kate. That Ile trie. She strikes him Pet. I sweare Ile cuffe you, if you strike againe. Kate. So may you loose your armes,
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If you strike me, you are no Gentleman, And if no Gentleman, why then no armes.
Pet. A Herald Kate? Oh put me in thy bookes. Kate. What is your Crest, a Coxcombe ? Pet. A comblesse Cocke, so Kate will be my Hen. Kate.
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No Cocke of mine, you crow too like a crauen
Pet. Nay come Kate, come: you must not looke so sowre. Kate. It is my fashion when I see a Crab. Pet. Why heere's no crab, and therefore looke not sowre. Kate. There is, there is. Pet.
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Then shew it me.
Kate. Had I a glasse, I would. Pet. What, you meane my face. Kate. Well aym'd of such a yong one. Pet. Now by S.Saint George I am too yong for you. Kate.
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Yet you are wither'd.
Pet. 'Tis with cares. Kate. I care not. Pet. Nay heare you Kate. Insooth you scape not so. Kate. I chafe you if I tarrie. Let me go. Pet.
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No, not a whit, I finde you passing gentle: 'Twas told me you were rough, and coy, and sullen, And now I finde report a very liar: For thou art pleasant, gamesome, passing courteous, But slow in speech: yet sweet as spring‑time flowers.
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Thou canst not frowne, thou canst not looke a sconce, Nor bite the lip, as angry wenches will, Nor hast thou pleasure to be crosse in talke: But thou with mildnesse entertain'st thy wooers, With gentle conference, soft, and affable.
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Why does the world report that Kate doth limpe? Oh sland'rous world: Kate like the hazle twig Is straight, and slender, and as browne in hue As hazle nuts, and sweeter then the kernels: Oh let me see thee walke: thou dost not halt.
Kate.
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Go foole, and whom thou keep'st command.
Pet. Did euer Dian so become a Groue As Kate this chamber with her princely gate: O be thou Dian, and let her be Kate, And then let Kate be chaste, and Dian sportfull. Kate.
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Where did you study all this goodly speech?
Petr. It is extempore, from my mother wit. Kate. A witty mother, witlesse else her sonne. Pet. Am I not wise? Kat. Yes, keepe you warme. Pet.
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Marry so I meane sweet Katherine in thy bed: And therefore setting all this chat aside, Thus in plaine termes: your father hath consented That you shall be my wife; your dowry greed on, And will you, nill you, I will marry you.
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Now Kate, I am a husband for your turne, For by this light, whereby I see thy beauty, Thy beauty that doth make me like thee well Thou must be married to no man but me, Enter Baptista, Gremio, Trayno. For I am he am borne to tame you Kate,
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And bring you from a wilde Kate to a Kate Conformable as other houshold Kates: Heere comes your father, neuer make deniall, I must, and will haue Katherine to my wife.
Bap. Now Signior Petruchio, how speed you with my (daughter? Pet.
[1110]
How but well sir ? how but well ? It were impossible I should speed amisse.
Bap. Why how now daughter Katherine, in your (dumps? Kat. Call you me daughter? now I promise you You haue shewd a tender fatherly regard,
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To wish me wed to one halfe Lunaticke, A mad‑cap ruffian, and a swearing Iacke, That thinkes with oathes to face the matter out.
Pet. Father, 'tis thus, your selfe and all the world That talk'd of her, haue talk'd amisse of her:
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If she be curst, it is for pollicie, For shee's not froward, but modest as the Doue, Shee is not hot, but temperate as the morne, For patience shee will proue a second Grissell, And Romane Lucrece for her chastitie:
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And to conclude, we haue greed so well together, That vpon sonday is the wedding day.
Kate. Ile see thee hang'd on sonday first. Gre. Hark Petruchio, she saies shee'll see thee hang'd (first. Tra. Is this your speeding? nay thēthem godnight our part. Pet.
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Be patient gentlemen, I choose her for my selfe, If she and I be pleas'd, what's that to you? 'Tis bargain'd twixt vs twaine being alone, That she shall still be curst in company. I tell you 'tis incredible to beleeue
[1135]
How much she loues me: oh the kindest Kate, Shee hung about my necke, and kisse on kisse Shee vi'd so fast, protesting oath on oath, That in a twinke she won me to her loue. Oh you are nouices, 'tis a world to see
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How tame when men and women are alone, A meacocke wretch can make the curstest shrew: Giue me thy hand Kate, I will vnto Venice To buy apparell 'gainst the wedding day; Prouide the feast father, and bid the guests,
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I will be sure my Katherine shall be fine.
Bap. I know not what to say, but giue me your hādshands , God send you ioy, Petruchio, 'tis a match. Gre. Tra. Amen say we, we will be witnesses. Pet. Father, and wife, and gentlemen adieu,
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I will to Venice, sonday comes apace, We will haue rings, and things, and fine array, And kisse me Kate, we will be married a sonday.
Exit Petruchio and Katherine. Gre. Was euer match clapt vp so sodainly? Bap. Faith Gentlemen now I play a marchants part,
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And venture madly on a desperate Mart.
Tra. Twas a commodity lay fretting by you, 'Twill bring you gaine, or perish on the seas. Bap. The gaine I seeke, is quiet me the match. Gre. No doubt but he hath got a quiet catch:
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But now Baptista, to your yonger daughter, Now is the day we long haue looked for, I am your neighbour, and was suter first.
Tra. And I am one that loue Bianca more Then words can witnesse, or your thoughts can guesse. Gre.
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Yongling thou canst not loue so deare as I.
Tra. Gray‑beard thy loue doth freeze. Gre. But thine doth frie, Skipper stand backe, 'tis age that nourisheth. Tra. But youth in Ladies eyes that florisheth. Bap.
[1170]
Content you gentlemen, I wil cōpoundcompound this strife 'Tis deeds must win the prize, and he of both That can assure my daughter greatest dower, Shall haue my Biancas loue. Say signior Gremio, what can you assure her?
Gre.
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First, as you know, my house within the City Is richly furnished with plate and gold, Basons and ewers to laue her dainty hands: My hangings all of tirian tapestry: In Iuory cofers I haue stuft my crownes:
[1180]
In Cypres chests my arras counterpoints, Costly apparell, tents, and Canopies, Fine Linnen, Turky cushions bost with pearle, Vallens of Venice gold, in needle worke: Pewter and brasse, and all things that belongs
[1185]
To house or house­keeping: then at my farme I haue a hundred milch‑kine to the pale, Sixe‑score fat Oxen standing in my stalls, And all things answerable to this portion. My selfe am strooke in yeeres I must confesse,
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And if I die to morrow this is hers, If whil'st I liue she will be onely mine.
Tra. That only came well in: sir, list to me, I am my fathers heyre and onely sonne, If I may haue your daughter to my wife,
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Ile leaue her houses three or foure as good Within rich Pisa walls, as any one Old Signior Gremio has in Padua, Besides, two thousand Duckets by the yeere Of fruitfull land, all which shall be her ioynter.
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What, haue I pincht you Signior Gremio?
Gre. Two thousand Duckets by the yeere of land, My Land amounts not to so much in all: That she shall haue, besides an Argosie That now is lying in Marcellus roade:
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What, haue I choakt you with an Argosie?
Tra. Gremio, 'tis knowne my father hath no lesse Then three great Argosies, besides two Galliasses And twelue tite Gallies, these I will assure her, And twice as much what ere thou offrest next. Gre.
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Nay, I haue offred all, I haue no more, And she can haue no more then all I haue, If you like me, she shall haue me and mine.
Tra. Why then the maid is mine from all the world By your firme promise, Gremio is out‑vied. Bap.
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I must confesse your offer is the best, And let your father make her the assurance, Shee is your owne, else you must pardon me: If you should die before him, where's her dower?
Tra. That's but a cauill: he is olde, I young. Gre.
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And may not yong men die as well as old?
Bap. Well gentlemen, I am thus resolu'd, On sonday next, you know My daughter Katherine is to be married: Now on the sonday following, shall Bianca
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Be Bride to you, if you make this assurance: If not, to Signior Gremio: And so I take my leaue, and thanke you both.
Exit. Gre. Adieu good neighbour: now I feare thee not: Sirra, yong gamester, your father were a foole
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To giue thee all, and in his wayning age Set foot vnder thy table: tut, a toy, An olde Italian foxe is not so kinde my boy.
Exit. Tra. A vengeance on your crafty withered hide, Yet I haue fac'd it with a card of ten:
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'Tis in my head to doe my master good: I see no reason but suppos'd Lucentio Must get a father, call'd suppos'd Vincentio, And that's a wonder: fathers commonly Doe get their children: but in this case of woing,
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A childe shall get a sire, if I faile not of my cunning.
Exit.
 

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   <head type="supplied">[Act 2, Scene 1]</head>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Katherina and Bianca.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bia">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bian.</speaker>
      <l n="823">Good sister wrong me not, nor wrong your self,</l>
      <l n="824">To make a bondmaide and a slaue of mee,</l>
      <l n="825">That I disdaine: but for these other goods,</l>
      <l n="826">Vnbinde my hands, Ile pull them off my selfe,</l>
      <l n="827">Yea all my raiment, to my petticoate,</l>
      <l n="828">Or what you will command me, wil I do,</l>
      <l n="829">So well I know my dutie to my elders.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="830">Of all thy sutors heere I charge tel</l>
      <l n="831">Whom thou lou'st best: see thou dissemble not.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bia">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bianca.</speaker>
      <l n="832">Beleeue me sister, of all the men aliue,</l>
      <l n="833">I neuer yet beheld that speciall face,</l>
      <l n="834">Which I could fancie, more then any other.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="835">Minion thou lyest: Is't not<hi rend="italic">Hortensio</hi>?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bia">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bian.</speaker>
      <l n="836">If you affect him sister, heere I sweare</l>
      <l n="837">Ile pleade for you my selfe, but you shal haue him.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="838">Oh then belike you fancie riches more,</l>
      <l n="839">You wil haue<hi rend="italic">Gremio</hi>to keepe you faire.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bia">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bian.</speaker>
      <l n="840">Is it for him you do enuie me so?</l>
      <l n="841">Nay then you iest, and now I wel perceiue</l>
      <l n="842">You haue but iested with me all this while:</l>
      <l n="843">I prethee sister<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, vntie my hands.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ka.</speaker>
      <l n="844">If that be iest, then all the rest was so.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="business">Strikes her</stage>
   <pb facs="FFimg:axc0235-0.jpg" n="215"/>
   <cb n="1"/>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Baptista.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="845">Why how now Dame, whence growes this in­
      <lb/>solence?</l>
      <l n="846">
         <hi rend="italic">Bianca</hi>stand aside, poore gyrle she weepes:</l>
      <l n="847">Go ply thy Needle, meddle not with her.</l>
      <l n="848">For shame thou Hilding of a diuellish spirit,</l>
      <l n="849">Why dost thou wrong her, that did nere wrong thee?</l>
      <l n="850">When did she crosse thee with a bitter word?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="851">Her silence flouts me, and Ile be reueng'd.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="business">Flies after Bianca</stage>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="852">What in my sight?<hi rend="italic">Bianca</hi>get thee in.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="853">What will you not suffer me: Nay now I see</l>
      <l n="854">She is your treasure, she must haue a husband,</l>
      <l n="855">I must dance bare‑foot on her wedding day,</l>
      <l n="856">And for your loue to her, leade Apes in hell.</l>
      <l n="857">Talke not to me, I will go sit and weepe,</l>
      <l n="858">Till I can finde occasion of reuenge.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="859">Was euer Gentleman thus greeu'd as I?</l>
      <l n="860">But who comes heere.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Gremio, Lucentio, in the habit of a meane man,
      <lb/>Petruchio with Tranio, with his boy
      <lb/>bearing a Lute and Bookes.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <l n="861">Good morrow neighbour<hi rend="italic">Baptista</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <p n="862">Good morrow neighbour<hi rend="italic">Gremio:</hi>God saue
      <lb n="863"/>you Gentlemen.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <p n="864">And you good sir: pray haue you not a daugh­
      <lb n="865"/>ter, cal'd<hi rend="italic">Katerina</hi>, faire and vertuous.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="866">I haue a daughter sir, cal'd<hi rend="italic">Katerina</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <l n="867">You are too blunt, go to it orderly.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="868">You wrong me signior<hi rend="italic">Gremio</hi>, giue me leaue.</l>
      <l n="869">I am a Gentleman of<hi rend="italic">Verona</hi>sir,</l>
      <l n="870">That hearing of her beautie, and her wit,</l>
      <l n="871">Her affability and bashfull modestie:</l>
      <l n="872">Her wondrous qualities, and milde behauiour,</l>
      <l n="873">Am bold to shew my selfe a forward guest</l>
      <l n="874">Within your house, to make mine eye the witnesse</l>
      <l n="875">Of that report, which I so oft haue heard,</l>
      <l n="876">And for an entrance to my entertainment,</l>
      <l n="877">I do present you with a man of mine</l>
      <l n="878">Cunning in Musicke, and the Mathematickes,</l>
      <l n="879">To instruct her fully in those sciences,</l>
      <l n="880">Whereof I know she is not ignorant,</l>
      <l n="881">Accept of him, or else you do me wrong.</l>
      <l n="882">His name is<hi rend="italic">Litio</hi>, borne in<hi rend="italic">Mantua</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="883">Y'are welcome sir, and he for your good sake.</l>
      <l n="884">But for my daughter<hi rend="italic">Katerine</hi>, this I know,</l>
      <l n="885">She is not for your turne, the more my greefe.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="886">I see you do not meane to part with her,</l>
      <l n="887">Or else you like not of my companie.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="888">Mistake me not, I speake but as I finde,</l>
      <l n="889">Whence are you sir? What may I call your name.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="890">
         <hi rend="italic">Petruchio</hi>is my name,<hi rend="italic">Antonio's</hi>sonne,</l>
      <l n="891">A man well knowne throughout all Italy.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="892">I know him well: you are welcome for his sake.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <p n="893">Sauing your tale<hi rend="italic">Petruchio</hi>, I pray let vs that are
      <lb n="894"/>poore petitioners speake too<c rend="italic">?</c>
         <hi rend="italic">Bacare</hi>, you are meruay­
      <lb n="895"/>lous forward.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <p n="896">Oh, Pardon me signior<hi rend="italic">Gremio</hi>, I would faine be
      <lb n="897"/>doing.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <l n="898">I doubt it not sir. But you will curse</l>
      <l n="899">Your wooing neighbors: this is a guift</l>
      <l n="900">Very gratefull, I am sure of it, to expresse</l>
      <l n="901">The like kindnesse my selfe, that haue beene</l>
      <l n="902">More kindely beholding to you then any:</l>
      <cb n="2"/>
      <l n="903">Freely giue vnto this yong Scholler, that hath</l>
      <l n="904">Beene long studying at<hi rend="italic">Rhemes</hi>, as cunning</l>
      <l n="905">In Greeke, Latine, and other Languages,</l>
      <l n="906">As the other in Musicke and Mathematickes:</l>
      <l n="907">His name is<hi rend="italic">Cambio</hi>: pray accept his seruice.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="908">A thousand thankes signior<hi rend="italic">Gremio</hi>:</l>
      <l n="909">Welcome good<hi rend="italic">Cambio</hi>. But gentle sir,</l>
      <l n="910">Me thinkes you walke like a stranger,</l>
      <l n="911">May I be so bold, to know the cause of your comming?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-tra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Tra.</speaker>
      <l n="912">Pardon me sir, the boldnesse is mine owne,</l>
      <l n="913">That being a stranger in this Cittie heere,</l>
      <l n="914">Do make my selfe a sutor to your daughter,</l>
      <l n="915">Vnto<hi rend="italic">Bianca</hi>, faire and vertuous:</l>
      <l n="916">Nor is your firme resolue vnknowne to me,</l>
      <l n="917">In the preferment of the eldest sister.</l>
      <l n="918">This liberty is all that I request,</l>
      <l n="919">That vpon knowledge of my Parentage,</l>
      <l n="920">I may haue welcome 'mongst the rest that woo,</l>
      <l n="921">And free accesse and fauour as the rest.</l>
      <l n="922">And toward the education of your daughters:</l>
      <l n="923">I heere bestow a simple instrument,</l>
      <l n="924">And this small packet of Greeke and Latine bookes:</l>
      <l n="925">If you accept them, then their worth is great:</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="926">
         <hi rend="italic">Lucentio</hi>is your name, of whence I pray.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-tra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Tra.</speaker>
      <l n="927">Of<hi rend="italic">Pisa</hi>sir, sonne to<hi rend="italic">Vincentio</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="928">A mightie man of<hi rend="italic">Pisa</hi>by report,</l>
      <l n="929">I know him well: you are verie welcome sir:</l>
      <l n="930">Take you the Lute, and you the set of bookes,</l>
      <l n="931">You shall go see your Pupils presently.</l>
      <l n="932">Holla, within.</l>
      <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter a Seruant.</stage>
      <l n="933">Sirrah, leade these Gentlemen</l>
      <l n="934">To my daughters, and tell them both</l>
      <l n="935">These are their Tutors, bid them vse them well,</l>
      <l n="936">We will go walke a little in the Orchard,</l>
      <l n="937">And then to dinner: you are passing welcome,</l>
      <l n="938">And so I pray you all to thinke your selues.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="939">Signior<hi rend="italic">Baptista</hi>, my businesse asketh haste,</l>
      <l n="940">And euerie day I cannot come to woo,</l>
      <l n="941">You knew my father well, and in him me,</l>
      <l n="942">Left soli<gap extent="3"
              unit="chars"
              reason="absent"
              agent="hole"
              resp="#ES"/>eire to all his Lands and goods,</l>
      <l n="943">Which I haue bettered rather then decreast,</l>
      <l n="944">Then tell me, if I get your daughters loue,</l>
      <l n="945">What dowrie shall I haue with her to wife.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="946">After my death, the one halfe of my Lands,</l>
      <l n="947">And in possession twentie thousand Crownes.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="948">And for that dowrie, Ile assure her of</l>
      <l n="949">Her widdow‑hood, be it that she suruiue me</l>
      <l n="950">In all my Lands and Leases whatsoeuer,</l>
      <l n="951">Let specialties be therefore drawne betweene vs,</l>
      <l n="952">That couenants may be kept on either hand.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="953">I, when the speciall thing is well obtain'd,</l>
      <l n="954">That is her loue: for that is all in all.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="955">Why that is nothing: for I tell you father,</l>
      <l n="956">I am as peremptorie as she proud minded:</l>
      <l n="957">And where two raging fires meete together,</l>
      <l n="958">They do consume the thing that feedes their furie.</l>
      <l n="959">Though little fire growes great with little winde,</l>
      <l n="960">Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire an<gap extent="3"
              unit="words"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>
      </l>
      <l n="961">So I to her, and so she yeelds to me<gap extent="3"
              unit="words"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>
      </l>
      <l n="962">For I am rough, and woo not li<gap extent="0.5"
              unit="lines"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>
      </l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="963">Well m<gap extent="2"
              unit="chars"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>st thou wo<gap extent="0.5"
              unit="lines"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>
      </l>
      <l n="964">But be thou arm'<gap extent="0.5"
              unit="lines"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>
      </l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="965">I to the<gap extent="0.5"
              unit="lines"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>
      </l>
      <l n="966">That shakes not<gap extent="0.5"
              unit="lines"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>
      </l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter<gap extent="0.5"
           unit="lines"
           reason="absent"
           agent="torn"
           resp="#ES"/>
   </stage>
   <pb facs="FFimg:axc0236-0.jpg" n="216"/>
   <cb n="1"/>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="967">How now my friend, why dost thou looke so
      <lb/>pale?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-hor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Hor.</speaker>
      <l n="968">For feare I promise you, if I looke pale.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="969">What, will my daughter proue a good Musiti­
      <lb/>an?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-hor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Hor.</speaker>
      <l n="970">I thinke she'l sooner proue a souldier,</l>
      <l n="971">Iron may hold with her, but neuer Lutes.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="972">Why then thou canst not break her to the Lute?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-hor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Hor.</speaker>
      <l n="973">Why no, for she hath broke the Lute to me:</l>
      <l n="974">I did but tell her she mistooke her frets,</l>
      <l n="975">And bow'd her hand to teach her fingering,</l>
      <l n="976">When (with a most impatient diuellish spirit)</l>
      <l n="977">Frets call you these<c rend="italic">?</c>(quoth she) Ile fume with them:</l>
      <l n="978">And with that word she stroke me on the head,</l>
      <l n="979">And through the instrument my pate made way,</l>
      <l n="980">And there I stood amazed for a while,</l>
      <l n="981">As on a Pillorie, looking through the Lute,</l>
      <l n="982">While she did call me Rascall, Fidler,</l>
      <l n="983">And twangling Iacke, with twentie such vilde tearmes,</l>
      <l n="984">As had she studied to misvse me so.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="985">Now by the world, it is a lustie Wench,</l>
      <l n="986">I loue her ten times more then ere I did,</l>
      <l n="987">Oh how I long to haue some chat with her.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="988">Wel go with me, and be not so discomfited.</l>
      <l n="989">Proceed in practise with my yonger daughter,</l>
      <l n="990">She's apt to learne, and thankefull for good turnes:</l>
      <l n="991">Signior<hi rend="italic">Petruchio</hi>, will you go with vs,</l>
      <l n="992">Or shall I send my daughter<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>to you.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit. Manet Petruchio.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="993">I pray you do. Ile attend her heere,</l>
      <l n="994">And woo her with some spirit when she comes.</l>
      <l n="995">Say that she raile, why then Ile tell her plaine,</l>
      <l n="996">She sings as sweetly as a Nightinghale:</l>
      <l n="997">Say that she frowne, Ile say she lookes as cleere</l>
      <l n="998">As morning Roses newly washt with dew:</l>
      <l n="999">Say she be mute, and will not speake a word,</l>
      <l n="1000">Then Ile commend her volubility,</l>
      <l n="1001">And say she vttereth piercing eloquence:</l>
      <l n="1002">If she do bid me packe, Ile giue her thankes,</l>
      <l n="1003">As though she bid me stay by her a weeke:</l>
      <l n="1004">If she denie to wed, Ile craue the day</l>
      <l n="1005">When I shall aske the banes, and when be married.</l>
      <l n="1006">But heere she comes, and now<hi rend="italic">Petruchio</hi>speake.</l>
      <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Katerina.</stage>
      <l n="1007">Good morrow<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, for thats your name I heare.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1008">Well haue you heard, but something hard of
      <lb/>hearing:</l>
      <l n="1009">They call me<hi rend="italic">Katerine</hi>, that do talke of me.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1010">You lye infaith, for you are call'd plaine<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>,</l>
      <l n="1011">And bony<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, and sometimes<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>the curst:</l>
      <l n="1012">But<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, the prettiest<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>in Christendome,</l>
      <l n="1013">
         <hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>of<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>‑hall, my super‑daintie<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>,</l>
      <l n="1014">For dainties are all<hi rend="italic">Kates</hi>, and therefore<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>
      </l>
      <l n="1015">Take this of me,<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>of my consolation,</l>
      <l n="1016">Hearing thy mildnesse prais'd in euery Towne,</l>
      <l n="1017">Thy vertues spoke of, and thy beautie sounded,</l>
      <l n="1018">Yet not so deepely as to thee belongs,</l>
      <l n="1019">My selfe am moou'd to woo thee for my wife.</l>
      <l n="1020">
         <gap extent="0.5"
              unit="lines"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>in good time, let him that mou'd you</l>
      <l n="1021">
         <gap extent="0.5"
              unit="lines"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>
      </l>
      <l n="1022">
         <gap extent="0.5"
              unit="lines"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>new you at the first</l>
      <l n="1023">
         <gap extent="0.5"
              unit="lines"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>
      </l>
      <l n="1024">
         <gap extent="0.5"
              unit="lines"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>
      </l>
      <l n="1025">
         <gap extent="0.5"
              unit="lines"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>
      </l>
      <l n="1026">
         <gap extent="0.5"
              unit="lines"
              reason="absent"
              agent="torn"
              resp="#ES"/>are you.</l>
   </sp>
   <cb n="2"/>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1027">Women are made to beare, and so are you.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1028">No such Iade as you, if me you meane.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1029">Alas good<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, I will not burthen thee,</l>
      <l n="1030">For knowing thee to be but yong and light.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1031">Too light for such a swaine as you to catch,</l>
      <l n="1032">And yet as heauie as my waight should be.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1033">Shold be, should: buzze.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1034">Well tane, and like a buzzard.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1035">Oh slow‑wing'd Turtle, shal a buzard take thee?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kat.</speaker>
      <l n="1036">I for a Turtle, as he takes a buzard.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1037">Come, come you Waspe, y'faith you are too
      <lb/>angrie.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1038">If I be waspish, best beware my sting.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1039">My remedy is then to plucke it out.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1040">I, if the foole could finde it where it lies.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1041">Who knowes not where a Waspe does weare
      <lb/>his sting? In his taile.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1042">In his tongue?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1043">Whose tongue.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1044">Yours if you talke of tales, and so farewell.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1045">What with my tongue in your taile.</l>
      <l n="1046">Nay, come againe, good<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, I am a Gentleman,</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1047">That Ile trie.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="business">She strikes him</stage>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1048">I sweare Ile cuffe you, if you strike againe.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1049">So may you loose your armes,</l>
      <l n="1050">If you strike me, you are no Gentleman,</l>
      <l n="1051">And if no Gentleman, why then no armes.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1052">A Herald<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>? Oh put me in thy bookes.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1053">What is your Crest, a Coxcombe<c rend="italic">?</c>
      </l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1054">A comblesse Cocke, so<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>will be my Hen.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1055">No Cocke of mine, you crow too like a crauen</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1056">Nay come<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, come: you must not looke so
      <lb/>sowre.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1057">It is my fashion when I see a Crab.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1058">Why heere's no crab, and therefore looke not
      <lb/>sowre.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1059">There is, there is.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1060">Then shew it me.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1061">Had I a glasse, I would.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1062">What, you meane my face.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1063">Well aym'd of such a yong one.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1064">Now by<choice>
            <abbr>S.</abbr>
            <expan>Saint</expan>
         </choice>George I am too yong for you.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1065">Yet you are wither'd.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1066">'Tis with cares.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1067">I care not.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1068">Nay heare you<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>. Insooth you scape not so.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1069">I chafe you if I tarrie. Let me go.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1070">No, not a whit, I finde you passing gentle:</l>
      <l n="1071">'Twas told me you were rough, and coy, and sullen,</l>
      <l n="1072">And now I finde report a very liar:</l>
      <l n="1073">For thou art pleasant, gamesome, passing courteous,</l>
      <l n="1074">But slow in speech: yet sweet as spring‑time flowers.</l>
      <l n="1075">Thou canst not frowne, thou canst not looke a sconce,</l>
      <l n="1076">Nor bite the lip, as angry wenches will,</l>
      <l n="1077">Nor hast thou pleasure to be crosse in talke:</l>
      <l n="1078">But thou with mildnesse entertain'st thy wooers,</l>
      <l n="1079">With gentle conference, soft, and affable.</l>
      <l n="1080">Why does the world report that<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>doth limpe?</l>
      <l n="1081">Oh sland'rous world:<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>like the hazle twig</l>
      <l n="1082">Is straight, and slender, and as browne in hue</l>
      <l n="1083">As hazle nuts, and sweeter then the kernels:</l>
      <l n="1084">Oh let me see thee walke: thou dost not halt.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1085">Go foole, and whom thou keep'st command.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1086">Did euer<hi rend="italic">Dian</hi>so become a Groue</l>
      <l n="1087">As<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>this chamber with her princely gate:</l>
      <l n="1088">O be thou<hi rend="italic">Dian</hi>, and let her be<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>,</l>
      <pb facs="FFimg:axc0237-0.jpg" n="217"/>
      <cb n="1"/>
      <l n="1089">And then let<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>be chaste, and<hi rend="italic">Dian</hi>sportfull.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1090">Where did you study all this goodly speech?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Petr.</speaker>
      <l n="1091">It is extempore, from my mother wit.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1092">A witty mother, witlesse else her sonne.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1093">Am I not wise?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kat.</speaker>
      <l n="1094">Yes, keepe you warme.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1095">Marry so I meane sweet<hi rend="italic">Katherine</hi>in thy bed:</l>
      <l n="1096">And therefore setting all this chat aside,</l>
      <l n="1097">Thus in plaine termes: your father hath consented</l>
      <l n="1098">That you shall be my wife; your dowry greed on,</l>
      <l n="1099">And will you, nill you, I will marry you.</l>
      <l n="1100">Now<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, I am a husband for your turne,</l>
      <l n="1101">For by this light, whereby I see thy beauty,</l>
      <l n="1102">Thy beauty that doth make me like thee well</l>
      <l n="1103">Thou must be married to no man but me,</l>
      <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Baptista, Gremio, Trayno.</stage>
      <l n="1104">For I am he am borne to tame you<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>,</l>
      <l n="1105">And bring you from a wilde<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>to a<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>
      </l>
      <l n="1106">Conformable as other houshold<hi rend="italic">Kates</hi>:</l>
      <l n="1107">Heere comes your father, neuer make deniall,</l>
      <l n="1108">I must, and will haue<hi rend="italic">Katherine</hi>to my wife.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="1109">Now Signior<hi rend="italic">Petruchio</hi>, how speed you with my
      <lb rend="turnover"/>
         <pc rend="turnover">(</pc>daughter?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1110">How but well sir<c rend="italic">?</c>how but well<c rend="italic">?</c>
      </l>
      <l n="1111">It were impossible I should speed amisse.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="1112">Why how now daughter<hi rend="italic">Katherine</hi>, in your
      <lb rend="turnover"/>
         <pc rend="turnover">(</pc>dumps?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kat.</speaker>
      <l n="1113">Call you me daughter? now I promise you</l>
      <l n="1114">You haue shewd a tender fatherly regard,</l>
      <l n="1115">To wish me wed to one halfe Lunaticke,</l>
      <l n="1116">A mad‑cap ruffian, and a swearing Iacke,</l>
      <l n="1117">That thinkes with oathes to face the matter out.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1118">Father, 'tis thus, your selfe and all the world</l>
      <l n="1119">That talk'd of her, haue talk'd amisse of her:</l>
      <l n="1120">If she be curst, it is for pollicie,</l>
      <l n="1121">For shee's not froward, but modest as the Doue,</l>
      <l n="1122">Shee is not hot, but temperate as the morne,</l>
      <l n="1123">For patience shee will proue a second<hi rend="italic">Grissell</hi>,</l>
      <l n="1124">And Romane<hi rend="italic">Lucrece</hi>for her chastitie:</l>
      <l n="1125">And to conclude, we haue greed so well together,</l>
      <l n="1126">That vpon sonday is the wedding day.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <l n="1127">Ile see thee hang'd on sonday first.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <l n="1128">Hark<hi rend="italic">Petruchio</hi>, she saies shee'll see thee hang'd
      <lb rend="turnover"/>
         <pc rend="turnover">(</pc>first.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-tra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Tra.</speaker>
      <l n="1129">Is this your speeding? nay<choice>
            <abbr>thē</abbr>
            <expan>them</expan>
         </choice>godnight our part.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1130">Be patient gentlemen, I choose her for my selfe,</l>
      <l n="1131">If she and I be pleas'd, what's that to you?</l>
      <l n="1132">'Tis bargain'd twixt vs twaine being alone,</l>
      <l n="1133">That she shall still be curst in company.</l>
      <l n="1134">I tell you 'tis incredible to beleeue</l>
      <l n="1135">How much she loues me: oh the kindest<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>,</l>
      <l n="1136">Shee hung about my necke, and kisse on kisse</l>
      <l n="1137">Shee vi'd so fast, protesting oath on oath,</l>
      <l n="1138">That in a twinke she won me to her loue.</l>
      <l n="1139">Oh you are nouices, 'tis a world to see</l>
      <l n="1140">How tame when men and women are alone,</l>
      <l n="1141">A meacocke wretch can make the curstest shrew:</l>
      <l n="1142">Giue me thy hand<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, I will vnto<hi rend="italic">Venice</hi>
      </l>
      <l n="1143">To buy apparell 'gainst the wedding day;</l>
      <l n="1144">Prouide the feast father, and bid the guests,</l>
      <l n="1145">I will be sure my<hi rend="italic">Katherine</hi>shall be fine.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="1146">I know not what to say, but giue me your<choice>
            <abbr>hāds</abbr>
            <expan>hands</expan>
         </choice>,</l>
      <l n="1147">God send you ioy,<hi rend="italic">Petruchio</hi>, 'tis a match.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre #F-shr-tra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre. Tra.</speaker>
      <l n="1148">Amen say we, we will be witnesses.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-ptr">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pet.</speaker>
      <l n="1149">Father, and wife, and gentlemen adieu,</l>
      <l n="1150">I will to<hi rend="italic">Venice</hi>, sonday comes apace,</l>
      <l n="1151">We will haue rings, and things, and fine array,</l>
      <cb n="2"/>
      <l n="1152">And kisse me<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, we will be married a sonday.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit Petruchio and Katherine.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <l n="1153">Was euer match clapt vp so sodainly?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="1154">Faith Gentlemen now I play a marchants part,</l>
      <l n="1155">And venture madly on a desperate Mart.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-tra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Tra.</speaker>
      <l n="1156">Twas a commodity lay fretting by you,</l>
      <l n="1157">'Twill bring you gaine, or perish on the seas.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="1158">The gaine I seeke, is quiet me the match.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <l n="1159">No doubt but he hath got a quiet catch:</l>
      <l n="1160">But now<hi rend="italic">Baptista</hi>, to your yonger daughter,</l>
      <l n="1161">Now is the day we long haue looked for,</l>
      <l n="1162">I am your neighbour, and was suter first.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-tra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Tra.</speaker>
      <l n="1163">And I am one that loue<hi rend="italic">Bianca</hi>more</l>
      <l n="1164">Then words can witnesse, or your thoughts can guesse.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <l n="1165">Yongling thou canst not loue so deare as I.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-tra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Tra.</speaker>
      <l n="1166">Gray‑beard thy loue doth freeze.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <l n="1167">But thine doth frie,</l>
      <l n="1168">Skipper stand backe, 'tis age that nourisheth.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-tra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Tra.</speaker>
      <l n="1169">But youth in Ladies eyes that florisheth.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="1170">Content you gentlemen, I wil<choice>
            <abbr>cōpound</abbr>
            <expan>compound</expan>
         </choice>this strife</l>
      <l n="1171">'Tis deeds must win the prize, and he of both</l>
      <l n="1172">That can assure my daughter greatest dower,</l>
      <l n="1173">Shall haue my<hi rend="italic">Biancas</hi>loue.</l>
      <l n="1174">Say signior<hi rend="italic">Gremio</hi>, what can you assure her?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <l n="1175">First, as you know, my house within the City</l>
      <l n="1176">Is richly furnished with plate and gold,</l>
      <l n="1177">Basons and ewers to laue her dainty hands:</l>
      <l n="1178">My hangings all of<hi rend="italic">tirian</hi>tapestry:</l>
      <l n="1179">In Iuory cofers I haue stuft my crownes:</l>
      <l n="1180">In Cypres chests my arras counterpoints,</l>
      <l n="1181">Costly apparell, tents, and Canopies,</l>
      <l n="1182">Fine Linnen, Turky cushions bost with pearle,</l>
      <l n="1183">Vallens of Venice gold, in needle worke:</l>
      <l n="1184">Pewter and brasse, and all things that belongs</l>
      <l n="1185">To house or house­keeping: then at my farme</l>
      <l n="1186">I haue a hundred milch‑kine to the pale,</l>
      <l n="1187">Sixe‑score fat Oxen standing in my stalls,</l>
      <l n="1188">And all things answerable to this portion.</l>
      <l n="1189">My selfe am strooke in yeeres I must confesse,</l>
      <l n="1190">And if I die to morrow this is hers,</l>
      <l n="1191">If whil'st I liue she will be onely mine.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-tra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Tra.</speaker>
      <l n="1192">That only came well in: sir, list to me,</l>
      <l n="1193">I am my fathers heyre and onely sonne,</l>
      <l n="1194">If I may haue your daughter to my wife,</l>
      <l n="1195">Ile leaue her houses three or foure as good</l>
      <l n="1196">Within rich<hi rend="italic">Pisa</hi>walls, as any one</l>
      <l n="1197">Old Signior<hi rend="italic">Gremio</hi>has in<hi rend="italic">Padua</hi>,</l>
      <l n="1198">Besides, two thousand Duckets by the yeere</l>
      <l n="1199">Of fruitfull land, all which shall be her ioynter.</l>
      <l n="1200">What, haue I pincht you Signior<hi rend="italic">Gremio</hi>?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <l n="1201">Two thousand Duckets by the yeere of land,</l>
      <l n="1202">My Land amounts not to so much in all:</l>
      <l n="1203">That she shall haue, besides an Argosie</l>
      <l n="1204">That now is lying in Marcellus roade:</l>
      <l n="1205">What, haue I choakt you with an Argosie?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-tra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Tra.</speaker>
      <l n="1206">
         <hi rend="italic">Gremio</hi>, 'tis knowne my father hath no lesse</l>
      <l n="1207">Then three great Argosies, besides two Galliasses</l>
      <l n="1208">And twelue tite Gallies, these I will assure her,</l>
      <l n="1209">And twice as much what ere thou offrest next.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <l n="1210">Nay, I haue offred all, I haue no more,</l>
      <l n="1211">And she can haue no more then all I haue,</l>
      <l n="1212">If you like me, she shall haue me and mine.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-tra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Tra.</speaker>
      <l n="1213">Why then the maid is mine from all the world</l>
      <l n="1214">By your firme promise,<hi rend="italic">Gremio</hi>is out‑vied.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="1215">I must confesse your offer is the best,</l>
      <l n="1216">And let your father make her the assurance,</l>
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      <cb n="1"/>
      <l n="1217">Shee is your owne, else you must pardon me:</l>
      <l n="1218">If you should die before him, where's her dower?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-tra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Tra.</speaker>
      <l n="1219">That's but a cauill: he is olde, I young.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <l n="1220">And may not yong men die as well as old?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-shr-bap">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bap.</speaker>
      <l n="1221">Well gentlemen, I am thus resolu'd,</l>
      <l n="1222">On sonday next, you know</l>
      <l n="1223">My daughter<hi rend="italic">Katherine</hi>is to be married:</l>
      <l n="1224">Now on the sonday following, shall<hi rend="italic">Bianca</hi>
      </l>
      <l n="1225">Be Bride to you, if you make this assurance:</l>
      <l n="1226">If not, to Signior<hi rend="italic">Gremio</hi>:</l>
      <l n="1227">And so I take my leaue, and thanke you both.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-shr-gre">
      <speaker rend="italic">Gre.</speaker>
      <l n="1228">Adieu good neighbour: now I feare thee not:</l>
      <l n="1229">Sirra, yong gamester, your father were a foole</l>
      <l n="1230">To giue thee all, and in his wayning age</l>
      <l n="1231">Set foot vnder thy table: tut, a toy,</l>
      <l n="1232">An olde Italian foxe is not so kinde my boy.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-shr-tra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Tra.</speaker>
      <l n="1233">A vengeance on your crafty withered hide,</l>
      <l n="1234">Yet I haue fac'd it with a card of ten:</l>
      <l n="1235">'Tis in my head to doe my master good:</l>
      <l n="1236">I see no reason but suppos'd<hi rend="italic">Lucentio</hi>
      </l>
      <l n="1237">Must get a father, call'd suppos'd<hi rend="italic">Vincentio</hi>,</l>
      <l n="1238">And that's a wonder: fathers commonly</l>
      <l n="1239">Doe get their children: but in this case of woing,</l>
      <l n="1240">A childe shall get a sire, if I faile not of my cunning.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit.</stage>
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