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As on a pillory, looking through the lute :
Pet. Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench;
Bap. Well, go with me, and be not so discomfited :
do. I will attend her here,
[Exit Bap. with Grem. Horten. and Tranig: And woo her with some spirit when she comes. Say, that the rail; why, then I'll tell her plain, She sings as sweetly as a nightingale : Say, that the frown; I'll say, she looks as clear As morning roses newly wash'd with dew: Say, she be niute, and will not speak a word; Then I'll commend her volubility, And say, she uttereth piercing eloquence : If she do bid me pack, I'll give her thanks, As tho’she bid me stay by her a week; If she deny to wed, I'll crave the day When I shall ask the banns, and when be married: But here she comes; and now, Petruchio, speak.
Enter Catharine, Good-morrow, Kate ; for that's your name, I hear. Cath. Well have you heard, but something hard of
hearing: They call me Catharine, that do talk of me. Pét. You lye, in faith; for you are callid plain
But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom,
Cath. Mov’d!~in good time :- let him that mov'd
Remove you hence: I knew you at the first
Pet. Why, what's a moveable?
Pet. Alas, good Kate, I will not burden thee: For knowing thee to be but young
and light, Cath. Too light for such a swain as you to catch; And yet as heavy as my weight should be. Pet. Should bee?
-should buzCarb. Well ta’en, and like a buzzard. Pet. Oh, Now-wing'd turtle! shall a buzzard take
thee? Cath. Ay, for a turtle; as he takes a buzzard. ? Pet. Come, come, you wasp; i'faith you are too
“ Cry you mercy, I took you for a join'd stool.” See Ray's Collection. STEEVENS.
* Ay, for a turtle, as be takes a buzzard.] Perhaps we may read better,
Ay, for a turtle, and be takes a buzzard. That is, he may take me for a turtle, and he shall find me a hawk.
Cath. If I be waspilh, best beware my fting.
sting? In his tail.
Cath. In his tongue.
(She firikes kim. Pet. I swear, I'll cuff you strike again.
Caib. So may you lose your arms:
Pet. A herald, Kate ? oh, put me in thy books.
so four. Cath. It is my fashion, when I see a crab. Pet. Why, here's no crab, and therefore look not
four. Cath. There is, there is. Pet. Then, shew it me. Catb. Had I a glass, I would. Pet. What, you mean my face? Cath. Well aim'd of such a young one.-Pet. Now, by St. George, I am too young for you. Cath. Yet you are wither'd. Pet. 'Tis with cares. Cath. I care not. Pet. Nay, hear you, Kate : in sooth, you 'scape not fo.
Catb. I chafe you, if I tarry; let me go.
Pet. No, not a whit; I find you passing gentle. 'Twas told me, you were rough, and coy, and sullen, And now I find report a very liar ; For thou art pleasant, gamesome, passing courteous, But Now in speech, yet sweet as spring-time flowers. Thou canst not frown, thou canst not look askance, Nor bite the lip, as angry wenches will; Nor hast thou pleasure to be cross in talk ; But thou with mildness entertain'st thy wooers, With gentle conference, soft, and affable. Why doth the world report, that Kate doth limp? Oh Nanderous world! Kate, like a hazle-twig, Is strait, and fender; and as brown in hue As hazle-nuts, and sweeter than the kernels. O, let me see thee walk : thou dost not halt.
Cath. Go, fool, and whom thou keep'ít command.
Pet. Did ever Dian so become a grove,
Cath. Where did you study all this goodly speech?
Pet. Why, so I mean, sweet Catharine, in thy bed :
8 Am I not wise ?
Yes, keep you warm.)
—your house bas been kept warm, fir.
I am glad to bear it; pray God, you are wise 100. So in our poet's Much Ado, &c. -that if he has wit enough to keep himself warm.
shall be my wife; your dowry 'greed on;
I will marry you.
Re-enter Baptista, Gremio, and Tranio.
your dumps ?
Pet. Father, 'tis thus ; yourself and all the world,
- a wild Kate to a Kale
Conformable,] Thus the folio, and the quarto 1631. · The modern editors read, with an appearance of probability, but without authority or notice, a wild Cat to a Kate, &c. STEEVENS.