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And there I food amazed for a while,
As on a pillory, looking through the lute:
While she did call me, rascal fidler,
And, wangling Jack; with twenty such vile terms,
As she had study'd to misuse me so

Pet. Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench;
I love her ten times more than e'er I did :
O, how I long to have some chat with her!
Bap. Well, go with me, [10 Hor.] and be not so dif

comfited :
Proceed in practice with my younger daughter ;
She's apt to learn, and thankful for good turns.-
Signior Petruchio, will you go with us;
Or laall I send my daughter Kate to you?
. I pray you, do; I will attend her here,

[Exeunt Bap. Gre. Tra. and Hor.
And woo her with some spirit when she comes.
Say, that the rail ; why, then I'll tell her plain,
She fings as sweetly as a nightingale :
Say, that the frown ; I'll say, the looks as clear
As morning roses newly wash'd with dew:
Say, the be mute, and will not speak a word ;
Then I'll commend her volubility,
And sayshe uttereth piercing eloquence :
If lhe do bid me pack, I'll give her thanks,
As though the bid me ftay by her á week;
Jf she deny to wed, I'll crave the day
When I Mall ak the banns, and when be marry'd t :
But here she comes ; and now, Petruchio, speak.

Enter Catherine. Good morrow, Kate; for that's your name, I hear. Cat. Well have you heard, but something hard of

hearing; They call me-Catherine, that do talk of me.

This description of the treatment he has met, is moft humor. ously picturesque, and affords food for laughter in every line.

Perucbio's idea of dealing with. Carberine by contradi&tion, is a very politic propofition for one of her turbulent character; as une doubtedly nothing sooner, or more effectually subdues a violent teme per, than a real or affected one of the same kind in opposition.

Pet. You lie, in faith ; for you are call'd plaia Kate,. And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curft ; But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Chriftendom, Kate of Kate-ball, my super-dainty Kate, Bor dainties are all cates : And therefore, Katt,. Take this of me, Kate of my consolation ; Hearing thy mildness prais'd in every town, Thy virtues spoke of, and thy beauty founded,, (Yet not so deeply as to thee belongs) Myself am mov'd to woo thee for my wife. Cat. Mor'd! in good time: Let him that mor'd you:

Remove you hence : I knew you at the firft,-
You were a moveable.

Pet. Why, what's a moveable ...
Cat. A joint-ftool.
Peet. Thou haft hit it: come, fit on me.
Cat. Asses are made to bear, and so are you.
Pet. Women are made to bear, and so are you.
Cat. No such jade, fir, as you, if me you mean.

Pet. Alas, good Kate! I will not burthen thee : ".For, knowing thee to be but young and light,

"* Cat. Too light for fuch a swain as you to catch ;, “ And yet as heavy as my weight should be.

" Pet. Should be ? should buz. Cat. Well ta'en, and like buzzard. Pet. O flow-wing'd turtle ! Malli a buzzard takes

*thee? “ Cat. Ay, for a turtle ; as he takes a buzzard. " Pet. Come, come, you wasp; i' faith, you are too:

angry. “ Cat. If I be waspish, best beware my sting. * Pet. My remedy is then to pluek it out. Cat. Ay, if the fool could find it where it lies. “ Pet. Who knows not where a wasp does wear his

“ fting? in lo bis tail.

« Cat. In his tail! in his tongue.
Pet. In his tongue? whose tongue ?
" Cai. Yours, if you talk of tails; and so farewel,


Pet. What, with my tongue in your tail i nay,

come again,' Good Kate; I am a gentleman Cat. That I'll try.

[Striking bin. Pet. I swear, I'll cuff you, if you strike again. * Cat. So may you lose your arms : if you


me, “ You are no gentleman; and if no gentleman, “ Why, then no arms.

« Pet. A herald, Kate ? O, put “ Me in thy books.

Cat. What is your crest ? a coxcomb? ri Pet. A combless cock, so Kate will be

my hen. “ Cat. No cock of mine, you crow too like a craven. " Pet. Nay, come, Kate, come; you must not look

« so four. Cat. It is my fashion, when I see á crab. “ Pet. Why, here's no crab; and therefore look nos

" four,

« Cat. There is, there is. « Pet. Then thew it me. “ Cat. Had I a glass, I would. Pet. What, you mean my face. • Cat. Well aim'd of such a young one. Pet. Now, by saint George, I am too young for you. Cat. Yet you are wither!d. 6. Pet. 'Tis with cares. « Cat. I care not. Pet. Nay, hear you, Kate: in footh, you 'scape not fo. Cat. I chafe you, if I tarry ; let me go.

Pet. No, not a whit; I find you paling gentle. "Twas told me, -you were rough, and coy,

and sullen, And now I find report a very liar; For thou art pleasant, gamefome, paling courteous, But now in speech, yet sweet as spring time flowers : Thou canst not frown, thou canst not look alkaace, Nor bite the lip, as angry wenches will ;

* This conversation, though very {pirited, is much too long; bofdes, some of the lines marked for omission are unpardonably indecent,


Nor haft thou pleasure to be cross in talk;
But thou with mildness entertain'st thy wooers,
With gentle conference, soft, and affable.
Why does the world report, that Kate doth limp?
O Nand'rous world! Kate like the hazle twig
Is straight, and slender ; and as brown in hue
As hazle nuts, and sweeter than the kernels.
0, let me see thee walk : thou doft not halt *.

Cat. Go; fool, and whom thou keep'st command.

Pet. Did ever Dian so become a grove,
As Kate this chamber with her princely gaita
O, be thou Dian, and let her be Kate;
And then let Kate be chast, and Dian sportful.

Cat, Where did you ftudy all this goodly speech ?
Pet. It is 'extempore from my mother-wit.
Cat. A witty mother! witness else her son.
Pet. Am I not wife?

Cat. Yes ; keep you warm.
· Pet. Marry, fo I mean, Sweet Catherine, in thy bed :
And therefore, setting all this chat aside,
Thus in plain terms ;-Your father hath consented,

you shall be my wife; your dowry 'greed on; And will


I will marry you.
Now, Kate, I am a husband for your turn;
For, by this light-whereby I see thy beauty ;
Thy beauty, that doch make me like thee well,
Thou must be marry'd to no man but me :
For I am he am born to tame you, Kate ;
And bring you from a wild Kate to a Kate
Conformable, as other houshold Kates.

Re-enter Baptifta, Gremio, and Tranio.
Here comes your father ; never make denial,
I must and will have Catherine to my wife.

Bap. Now, fignior Petruchio, how speed
You with my daughter?

Pet. How but well, fir: how but well? It were imposible, I should speed amiss.

* This is a very mafterly speech, as the pleasant ironical ideas it contains are judiciously; and by no meaos rudely, thrown out.

Bap. Why, how now, daughter Catberine ? in your

Cat. Call you me-daughter ? now I promise you,
You bave shew'd a tender fatherly regard,
To with me wed to one half lunatick;

A mad-cap ruffian, and a swearing Jack,
That thinks with oaths to face the matter out.

Pet. Father, 'tis thus, -yourself and all the world,
That talk'd of her, have talk'd amiss of her ;-
If the be curft, it is for policy:
For lhe's not froward, but modeft as the dove ;
She is not hot, but temperate as the morn ;
For patience the will prove a second Grizelde,
And Roman Lucrece for her chastity :
And to conclude, --we have 'greed so well together,
That upon Sunday is the wedding-day.

Cat. l'll see thee hang'd oʻSunday first.

Gre. Hark, Petruchio ! She says, she'll see thee hang'd o'Sunday first. Tra. Is this your speeding ? nay, then, good night

our part. Pet. Be patient, gentlemen; I choose her for myself ; If the and I be pleas'd, what's that to you: "Tis bargain’d 'twixt us twain, being alone, That the Mall still be curst in company. I tell you, 'tis incredible to believe How much she loves me : 0, the kindest Kate! She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss She vy'd so fast, proteiting oath on oath, That in a twink the won me to her love. O, you are novices ! ’ris a world to see, How tame, when men and women are alone, A meacock wretch can make the curfteft Ihrew.Give me thy hand, Kate; ' will unto Venice, To buy apparel 'gainst the wedding-day :-Provide the feaft, father, and bid the guests; I will be fure, my Catherine hall be fine.

Bap. I know not what to fay: but give me your hands; God lend you joy, Petruchio! 'tis a match.

Gre. Tra. Amen, say we; we will be witnesses..
Pet. Pather, and wife, and gentlemen, adieu ;

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