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To fair Bianca, so belov'd of me.
Gre. Belov'd of me,-and that my deeds shall prove.,
Hor. Gremio, 'tis now no time to vent our love.
Gre. So faid, so done, is well;
Pet. Iknow the is an irksome brawling scold;
Gre. No, fayeft me fo, friend? what countryman?
Pet. Born in Verona, old Antonio's fon ; My father's dead, my fortune lives for me, And I do hope good days and long to see.
Gre. Oh, Sir, such a life with such a wife were trange :
Pet. Will I live?
Pet. Why came 1 hither, but to that intent:
tell me of a woman's tongue,
Gru. For he fears none.
My mind presumes, for his own good, and ours.
Hor. I promis’d, we would be contributors ;
Gre. And fo we will, provided that he win her.
Tra. Gentlemen, God save you. If I may be bold, tell me, I beseech you, which is the readiest way to the house of Signior Baptista Minola?
Bion. He that has the two fair daughters ? is't he you, mean?
Tra. Even he, Biondella..
Hor. Sir, a word ere you go:
fuitor to the maid you talk of, yea or no? Tra. An if I be, Sir, is it any
offence? Gre. No; if without more words you
will Tra. Why, Sir, I pray, are not the streets as free For me as for you?
Gre. But so is not fhe..
Gre. For this reason, if you'll know :
Hor. That she's the chosen of Signior Hortenfio..
Tra. Softly, my masters; if you be gentlemen,
get you hence.
Luc. Sir, give him head; I know he'll prove a jade.
you, Did you yet ever fee Baptista's daughter?
Tra. No, Sir; but, hear I do, that he hath two:
Pet. Sir, Sir, the first's for me; let her go by.
Gre. Yea, leave that labour to great Hercules ; And let it be more than Alcides' twelve.
Pet. Sir, understand you this of me, insooth:
keeps from all access of suitors,
Tra. If it be fo, Sir, that you are the man
Hor. Sir, you say well, and well you do conceive :
(10) Sir, I fall not be flack ; in fign wbereof,
Please you, we may contrive this afiernoon, ] What were they to contrive? or how is it any testimony of Tranio's consenting to be liberal, that he will join in contriving with them? in short, a foolish corruption pofleffes the place, that quite strips the poet of his intended humour. What was said here is purely evines, as the old Scholiaffs call it, in character. Tranio is but a suppos'd gentleman : his habit is all the gentility he has about him: and the poet, I am perfuaded, meant that the Servingmar's qualities ihould break out upon him; and that his mind should rather run on good cbeer than contrivances. I have therefore ventured to suspect;
Please you we may convive this afternoon, This agrees with, quaff carouses; and with what he says at the conclusion of this speech, but eat and drink es friends. And this word
Please ye, we may convive this afternoon,
Gru. Bion. O excellent motion : fellows, let's be gone.
Hor. The motion's good indeed, and be it so, Petruchio, I shall be your ben venuta. [Exeunt.
[The Presenters, above, speak here, 1 Man. My Lord, you nod; you do not mind the play.
Sly. Yea, by St. Anr., de I: a good matter, surely ! comes there
any more of it? Lady. My Lord, 'tis but begun.
Sly. 'Tis a very excellent piece of work, Madam Lady. Would 'twere done!-
OOD Sister, wrong me not, nor wrong yourself,
To make a bond-maid and a llave of me; That I disdain ; (u) but for these other gawds,
convive, however queint and uncommon it may be, is again used by qur poet in his Troilus and Cressida :
First, all you Peers of Greece, go to my tent;
There in the full convive you. It is regularly deriv'd from convivium of the Latins; and the active verb, used more obfoletely instead of the passive.
Si calendis convivant idibus cænant foris.
Malo bercle fuo magno convivant, fine modo.
(11) But for these other goods,] Th so trifling and un. expreflive a word, that, I am fatisfied, our author wrote, gawds, (i. e.
Unbind my hands, I'll pull them off myself;
Cath. Of all thy fuitors here, I charge thee, tell
Bian. Believe me, fifter, of all men alive
Cath. Minion, thou lyeft; is't not Hortenfio ?
Bian. If you affect him, fifter, here I swear, I'll plead for you myself, but you shall have him.
Cath. Oh, then, belike, you fancy riches more ; You will have Gremio, to keep you fair.
Biąn. Is it for him you do so envy me?
[Strikes her. Enter Baptista. Bap. Why, how now,dame, whencegrows this insolence? Bianca, stand aside; poor girl, she weeps ; Go ply thy needle, meddle not with her. toys, trifling ornaments;) a term that he frequently uses and seems fond of. Midsummer Night's dream.
With bracelets of thy hair, rings, gawds, conceits,
Knacks, trifles,And again,
As the remembrance of an idle gawde,
Which in my childhood I did doat upon.. King John.
Is all too wanton, and too full of gawdsor
To give me audience.
Her rules and precepts hung with gawds and ribbands.
What a mee child is fancy,