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First were we sad, fearing you would not come ;
Tra. And tell us, what occasion of import
Pet. Tedious it were to tell, and harsh to hear : * Sufficeth, I am come to keep my word,
Though in some part enforced to digress;
Tra. See not your bride in these unreverent robes ; Go to my chamber, put on clothes of mine.
Pet. Not I, believe me ; thus I'll visit her."
"Twere well for Kate, and better for myself. - But what a fool am I, to chat with you,
When I should bid good-morrow to my bride,
Tra. He hath some meaning in his mad attire :
Bap. I'll after him, and see the event of this. [Exit.
Tra. But, sir, to her love concerneth us to add
Luc. Were it not that my fellow schoolmaster
Which once perform’d, let all the world say-80,
Tra. That by degrees we mean to look into,
Gre. As willingly as e'er I came from school
Gre. A bridegroom, say you ? 'tis a groom indeed,
Tra. Curster than she ? why, 'tis impossible.
Gre. Tut! she's a lamb, a dove, a fool to him.
Tra. What said the wench, when he arose again?
 Quaffd of the muscadel.-It appears froin this passage, and the following one in The History of the Two Maids of Moreclacke, a comedy by Robert Armin, 1609, that it was the custom to drink wine immediately after the marriage cere
Armin's play begins thus :
“ Maid. Strew, strew.
* To make them man and wife." STEEVENS. The fashion of introducing a bowl of wine into the church at a wedding, to be drank by the bride and bridegroom, and persons present, was very anciently a constapt ceremony ; add as appears from this passage, not abolished in our author's age.
But that his beard grew thin and hungerly,
[Music. Enter PETRICHIO, KATHARINA, BIANCA, BAPTISTA, HOR
TENSIO, GRUmio, and Train. Pet. Gentlemen and friends, I thank you for your pains. I know, you think to dine with me to-day, And have prepar'd great store of wedding cheer; But so it is, my haste doth call me hence, And therefore here I mean to take my leave.
Bap. Is’t possible, you will away to-night?
Pet. I must away to-day, before night come
Tra. Let us entreat you stay till after dinner.
Pet. I am content you shall entreat me stay ;
Kath. Now, if you love me, stay.
Gru. Ay, sir, they be ready; the oats have eaten the horses.?
Kath. Nay, then, Do what thou canst, I will not go to-day ;  It appears that this was also part of the marriage ceremonial. STEEVENS:
There is still a ludicrous expression used when horses have staid so long in a place as to have eaten more than they are worth-viz. that their heads are too big for the stable-door. STEEVENS. 19 Vol. III
No, nor to-morrow, nor till I please myself.
Pet. 0, Kate, content thee ; pr’ythee, be not angry.
Kath. I will be angry; What hast thou to do? -Father, be quiet; he shall stay my leisure.
Gre. Ay, marry, sir : now it begins to work.
Kath. Gentlemen, forward to the bridal dinner:
Pet. They shall go forward, Kate, at thy command:
Bap. Nay, let them go, a couple of quiet ones.
For to supply the places at the table,
(1) Alluding to the tenth commandment: "-thou shalt not covet thy neighe bour's house, nor his oz, dor his ass." RITSON.
And let Bianca take her sister's room.
Tra. Shall sweet Bianca practise how to bride it ?
ACT IV. SCENE I.--A Hall in Petruchio's Country House. En
Grumio. Fre, fye, on all tired jades! on all mad masters ! and all foul ways! Was ever man so beaten ? was ever man so rayed ?s was ever man so weary? I am sent before to make a fire, and they are coming after to warm them. Now, were not I a little pot, and soon hot, my very lips might freeze to my teeth, my tongue to the roof of my mouth, my heart in my belly, ere I should come by a fire to thaw me :-But, I, with blowing the fire, shall warm myself; for, considering the weather, a taller man than I will take cold.--Holla, hoa! Curtis !
Enter Curtis. Curt. Who is that, calls so coldly ?
Gru. A piece of ice : If thou doubt it, thou may'st slide from my shoulder to my heel, with no greater a run but my head and my neck. A fire, good Curtis.
Curt. Is my master and his wife coming, Grumio ?
Gru. O, ay, Curtis, ayo and therefore fire, fire on no water.
Curt. Is she so hot a shrew as she's reported ?
Gru. She was, good Curtis, before this frost : but, thou know'st, winter tames man, woman, and beast ; for it hath tamed my old master, and my new mistress, and myself, fellow Curtis. Curt. Away, you three-inch fool ! I am no beast. Grú. Am I but three inches ? why, thy horn is a foot ;
 That is, was ever man so marked with lashes. JOHNSON. It rather means bewrayed, i, e. made dirty. So Spenser, speaking of a fountait;
" Which she increased with her bleeding heart,
And the clean waves with purple gore did ray.' Again, ip book 111. cant. 8. st. 32.
“Who whiles the piteous lady up did rise,
Ruffled and foully'ray'd with filthy soil.” TOLLET.  i. e. with a skull three inches thick, a phrase taken from the thicker sort of planks. WARBURTON.