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Gremio; ita et
Baptih lela nefs; Idazz
Aa 5. Scene 2.] TAMING OF THE SHREW,
pray you, tell me what you meant by that.
Vin. I'll hit the villain's nose, that would have Measures my husband's forrow by his woe :
And now you know my meaning. my geed lake
Bap. But do you hear, fir? Have you married 5 Kath. A very mean meaning.
Wid. Right, I mean you.
Pet. To her, Kate !
Bap. And I, to found the depth of this knavery. 10 Pet. A hundred marks, my Kate does put her ime!
down. Luc. Look not pale, Bianca; thy father will not Hor. That's my office. ince he made frown.
[Exeunt. Pe. Spoke like an officer :-Ha' to thee, lad. no Gre. My cake is dough!: But I'U in among the
[Drinks to Hortenfio.
151 Bap. How likesGremio these quick-witted folks ?
Bian. Head and butt? an hasty-witted body
[ado. Vin. Ay, mistress bride, hath that awaken'd you ?
Bian. Ay, but not frighted me; therefore I'll
(begun, Kab. No, fir; God forbid: but alhamid to kiss. Pet. Nay, that you shall not; since you have 11 Pet. Why, then let's home again : Come, firrah, Have at you for a better jest or two.
Bian. Am I your bird? I mean to shift my bush,
You are welcome all.
(Exeunt Bianca, Katharine, and Widowo
30 This bird you aim'd at, though you hit her not;
Therefore, a hсalth to all that shot and miss'd.
35 Pet. A good swift? fimile, but something currish.
Bap. Oh, oh, Petruchio, Tranio hits you now.
Luc. I thank thee for that gird 3, good Tranio.
Pet. 'A has a little gallid me, I confefs ;
Feast with the best, and welcome to my house; 'Tis ten to one it maim'd you two outright. | My banquet is to close our stomachs up,
Bap. Now, in good sadness, fon Petruchio,
Pe. Well, I say--no: and therefore, for assurance,
. Padua affords nothing but what is kind. To come at first when he doth fend for her,
Hor. Content ;What's the wager?
Pet. Twenty crowns !
Wid. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns Luc. A hundred chen.
(round.) Hor. Content.
Pet. A match ; 'tis done.
Hur. Who shall begin?
Bion. I go.
(round : Bap. Son, I will be your half, Bianca comes.
Luc. I'll have no halves; I'll bear it all myself.
3 A gird is a
What duty they do owe their lords and husbands. How now! what news?
Wid. Come, come, you're mocking; we will have Bion. Sir, my mistress sends you word
no telling. That she is busy, and the cannot come.
Pet. Come on, I say, and first begin with her.
Per. I say, the hall;—and first begin with her.
Karb. Fye! fye! unknit that threat'ning unkind Pray God, fir, your wife send you not a worse.
brow; Pet. I hope, better.
And dart not scornful glances from those eyes, Hor. Sirrah, Biondello, 60, and intreat my wife 10 To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor': To come to me forthwith.
[Exit Biondello. It blots thy beauty, as frosts bite the meads; Pet. Oh, oh! intreat her!
Confounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shake fair buda; Nay, then the needs must come.
And in no sense is meet or amiable. Hor. I am afraid, fir,
A woman mov'd is like a fountain troubled, Do what you can, yours will not be entreated. 15 Muddy, ill-feeming, thick, bereft of beauty; Enter Biondello.
And, while it is so, none so dry or thirsty
Will deign to fip, or touch one drop of it.
Pet. Worse and worse; the will not come! 20 And for thy maintenance: commits his body
To painful labour, both by sea and land;
121. Sirrah, Grumio, go to your mistress;
To watch the night in storms, the day in cold, Say, I command her come to me." [Exit Grumio. While thou ly't warm at home, secure and safe; Hor. I know her answer.
And craves no other tribute at thy hands, Pet. What?
125 But love, fair looks, and true obedience; Hor. She will not.
Too little payment for so great a debt. Pct. The fouler fortune mine, and there an end.) Such duty as the subject owes the prince, Enter Katharine,
Even such, a woman oweth to her husband : Bap. Now, by my holidame, here comes Ka And, when she's froward, peevith, fullen, four, tharina !
130 And not obedient to his honest will,
Pet. Go, fetch them hither; if they deny to come, To offer war where they should kneel for peace;
[Exit Katbarine. Why are our bodies soft, and weak, and smooth,
Pet. Marry, peace it bodes,and love,and quiet life, 40 Should well agree with our external parts? And awful rule, and right supremacy;
Come, come, you froward and unable worms ! And, to be short, what not, that's sweet and happy? My mind hath been as big as one of yours,
Bap. Now fair befal thee, good Petruchio ! My heart as great; my reason, haply, more, The wager thou hast won; and I will add
To bandy word for word, and frown for frowa : Unto their lofses twenty thousand crowns; 145]But now, I fee our lances are but ftraws; Another dowry to another daughter,
Our strength as weak, our weakness pait comparez-For she is chang'd, as she had never been.
That seeming to be most, which we indeed leaf are. Pet. Nay, I will win my wager better yet; Then vail your stomachs", for it is no boot; And show more sign of her obedience,
And place your hands below your husband's foot : Her new-built virtue and obedience.
50 In token of which duty, if he please, Re-enter Kasberine, witb Bianca and Widow.
My hand is ready, may it do him eale. [me, Kate. See where the comes; and brings your froward wives
Pc. Why there's a wench !--Come on, and kiss As prisoners to her womanly persuasion.
Luc. Well, go thy ways,old lad; for thou shalt ha't. Katharine, that cap of yours becomes you not; Vin. "Tis a good hearing, when children are Off with that bauble, throw it under foot.
toward, [Sbe pulls off ber cap, and throws it down.
Luc. But a harsh hearing, when women are Wid. Lord, let me never have a cause to ligh, Pet. Come, Kate, we'll to-bed: 'Till I be brought to such a filly pass!
We three are married, but you two are sped. Bian. Fye! what a foolish duty call you this ?
"Twas I won the wager, though you hit the white ? ; Luc. I would, your duty were as foolish too : 60 And, being a winner, God give you good night! The wisdom of your duty, fair Bianca,
[Exeune Petruchio and Karbarinc. Hath coit me an hundred crowns fince supper-time.
Hor. Now go thy ways, thou haft tam'd a curft Bian. The more fool you, for laying on my duty.
Ihrew. Pe. Katharine, I charge thee, tell these head Luc. 'Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will be strong women 1651 tam'd fo.
[Excant chemise * Meaning, lower your pride. 2 A phrase borrowed frem archery: the mark being commonly whit;
PERSONS REPRESENTE D.
King of France.
} "Servants to the Countess of Reu fillor. Duke of Florence.
Countess of Roufillon, Mober 10 Bertram.
Coward, but vain, and a great Pretender to Pbysician, fume Time fince diad.
An old Widow of Florence.
} Neighbours and Friends to the Widow.
A C Τ Ι.
S CE N E I.
Laf. How call d you the man you speak of,
madam ? The Countess of Roufillon's House in France.
Count. He was famous, sir, in his profession, and Enter Bertran, rbe Countess of Roufillon, Helena, and ic was his great right to be so: Gerard de Narbon. Lafeu, all in black.
5 Laf. He was excellent, indeed, madam; the Count. | N delivering my son from me, I bury
I king very lately spoke of him, admiringly, and a second husband.
mourningly: he was skilful enough to have liv'd Ber. And I, in going, madam, weep o'er my Atill, if knowledge could have been set up against father's death anew: but I must attend his majesty's mortality. command, to whom I am now in ward', ever 10 Ber. What is it, my good lord, the king lanmore in subjection.
guishes of ? Laf. You thall find of the king a hufand, ma Laf. A fistula, my lord. dam;-you, sir, a father : He that so generally is Ber. I heard not of it before. at all times good, muft of necessity hold his virtue Laf. I would, it were not notorious.-Was this to you; whose worthiness would stir it up where 15 gentlewoman the daughter of Gerard de Narbon ? it wanted, rather than lack it where there is such Count. His fole child, my lord; and bequeathed
to my overlooking. I have those hopes of her Count. What hope is there of his majesty's good, that her education promises : her dispofiamendment ?
tions the inherits, which makes fair gifts fairer : Laf. He hath abandon’d his physicians, madam;20 for where an unclean mind carries virtuous quaunder whose practices he hath persecuted time with lities, there commendations go with pity, they are hope ; and finds no other advantage in the process, virtues and traitors too 3; in her they are the betbut only the losing of hope by time.
ter for their simpleness 4; the derives her honesty, Count. This young gentlewoman had a father, and atchieves her goodness. (0, that bad! how sad a passage 2 'tis !) whose skill 25 Laf. Your commendations, madam, get from was almost as great as his honesty; had it stretch'd
her tears. so far, it would have made nature immortal, and Count. 'Tis the best brine a maiden can season death should have play'd for lack of work. 'Would, her praise in. The remembrance of her father for the king's fake, he were living! I think, it never approaches her heart, but the tyranny of her would be the death of the king's disease. 13ollorrows cakes all livelihood from her cheek. No
The heirs of great fortunes were anciently the king's wards. 2 Pasage means any thing that passes, and is here applied in the same fenfe as when we say the passage of a book. 3 Dr. Johnson thus comments upon this passage : “ Eftimable and useful qualities, joined with an evil disposition, give that evil disposition power over others, who, by admiring the virtue, are betrayed to the malevolence." 4 i. e. her excellencies are the better because they are artless and open, without fraud, without design.
more of this, Helena, go to, no more; left it be I look bleak in the cold wind: withal, full oft rather thought you affect a forrow, than to have.
we see Hel. I do affect a sorrow, indeed, but I have it Cold + wisdom waiting on superfluous foly.
Par. Save you, fair queen. Laf. Moderate lamentation is the right of the Hel. And you, monarch. dead, excessive grief the enemy to the living.
Par. No. Count. If the living be enemy to the grief, the
Hel. And no. Cxcess makes it soon mortal'.
Par. Are you meditating on virginity? Ber. Madam, I desire your holy wishes.
Hel. Ay. You have some sftain of soldier in Laf. How understand we that? (father you; let me ask you a question : Man is enemy to
Count. Be thou blest, Bertram! and fucceed thy virginity; how may we barricado it against him ? In manners, as in Thape! Thy blood, and virtue, Par. Keep him out. Contend for empire in thee; and thy goodness Hel. But he assails; and our virginity, though Share with thy birth-right! Love all, trust a few, valiant in the defence, yet is weak; unfold to us Do wrong to none : be able for thine enemy 15 some warlike refiftance. Rather in power, than use; and keep thy friend Par. There is none ; man, fitting down before Under thy own life's key: be check'd for filence, you, will undermine you, and blow you up. But never tax'd for speech. What heaven more will, Hel. Bless our poor virginity from underminers, That thec may furnish, and my prayers pluck down, and blowers up!Is there no military policy, Fall on thy head! Farewell. My lord,
20 how virgins might blow up men? 'Tis an unseason'd courtier, good my lord,
Par. Virginity being blown down, man will Advise him,
quicklier be blown up: marry, in blowing him "Laf. He cannot want the best,
down again, with the breach yourselves made, you That thall attend his love.
lose your city. It is not politick in the commonCount. Heaven bless him! Farewell, Bertram. 25 wealth of nature, to preserve virginity. Lofs of
Exit Countess. virginity is rational increase; and there was never Ber. (To Helena.] The best wishes, that can be virgin got, till virginity was first loft. That, you forg'd in your thoughts, be servants to you! Be were made of, is metal to make virgins. Virgicomfortable to my mother, your mistress, and nity, by being once loft, may be ten times found : make much of her.
30 by being ever kept, is ever loft : 'tis too cold a Laf. Farewell, pretty lady: You must hold the companion; away with it. credit of your father. (Ex. Bertram and Lafer. Hel. I will stand for't a little, though therefore Hel. Oh, were that all! I think not on my
i die a virgin.
Par. There's little can be said in't; 'tis against And these great tears? grace his remembrance more, 35 the rule of nature. To speak on the part of virgiThan those I thed for him. What was he like? Inity, is to accuse your mothers; which is most inI have forgot him: my imagination
fallible disobedience. He, that hangs himself, is a Carries no favour in it, but Bertram's.
virgin : virginity murders itself; and thould be I am undone; there is no living, none,
buried in highways, out of all sanctified limit, as If Bertram be away. It were all one,
14 a desperate offendress against nature. Virginity That I should love a bright particular star,
breeds mites, much like a cheese; consumes itself And think to wed it, he is to above me:
to the very paring, and so dies with feeding its In his bright radiance and collateral light
own stomach. Besides, virginity peevish, proud, Must I be comforted, not in his sphere.
idle, made of self-love, which the most inhiThe ambition in my love thus plagues itself : 145 bited fin in the canon.
Kapit not; you cannot The hind, that would be mated by the lion, Ichure but lose by't : Out with't: within ten years Muft die for love. "Twas pretty, though a plague, fit will make itself two, which is a goodly increase ; To see him every hour; to fit and draw
and the principal itself not much the worse. Away His arched brows, his hawking cye, his curls, Iwith't. In our heart's table ; heart, too capable
50 Hel. How might one do, fir, to lose it to her Of every line and 3 trick of his fweer favour, own liking ? But now he's gone, and my idolatrous fancy
Per. Let me see : Marry, ill, to like him that Must sanctify his relicks. Who comes here? ne'er it likes. 'Tis a commodity will lose the gloss Enter Parolles.
(with lying; the longer kept, the less worth : off One that goes with him: I love him for his fake ; 55 with't, while 'tis vendible : apļwes the time of reAnd yet I know him a notorious liar,
queft. Virginity, like an old courtier, wears her Think him a great way fool, folely a coward ; cap out of fashion; richly suited, but unsuitable : Yet there fix'd evils at ro fit in him,
just like the brooch and the tooth--pick, which That they take place, when virtue's steely bones lwear not now : Your date is better in your pye
'That is, “ if the living do not indulge grief, grief destroys itself by its own excess.” 3 j. e, the tears of the king and countess. 3 i.e. fome peculiar feature of his face. 4 Cold is here put for naked, and thus contrafted with superfluous or over-cloathed. S Meaning, some colour of soldier. Parolles was in red, as appcars from his being afterwards called red-tail'd bumble tee. 6 i. e. forbidder lin.
note and your porridge, than in your cheek': And thou diest in thine unthankfulness, and thine igno
your virginity, your old virginity, is like one of our rance makes thee away; farewel. When thou
Hel. Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie,
Which we ascribe to heaven : the fated lky
Our Now designs, when we ourselves are dull.
10 What power is it, which mounts my love so high;
That makes me fee, and cannot feed mine eye?
The mightiest space in fortune nature brings
To join like lıkes, and kiss like native things 4.
That weigh their pain in senle; and do suppose,
What hath been cannot be : Who ever trove
But my intents are fix'd, and will not leave me.
S C E N E II.
The Court of France.
Letters, and divers Attendants.
Have fought with equal fortune, and continue
(Exit Page i Lurd. So 'tis reported, fir.
A certainty, vouch'd from our cousin Austria, Hel. Monsieur Parolles, you were born under a With caution, that the Florentine will move us charitable star.
For speedy aid; wherein our dearest friend
Prejudicates the business, and would feem
To have us make denial.
I Lord. His love and wisdom,
40 For ampleft credence,
King. He hath arm'd our answer,
Yet, for our gentlemen, that mean to see
. You gou much backward, when you fight. The Tuscan service, freely have they leave
145 To stand on either part.
For breathing and exploit.
King. What's he comes here!
Shakspeare here quibbles on the word dare, which means both age, and a kind of candied fruil.
5. The Snois were