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Bap. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio ?
Luc. Love wrought these miracles. Bianca's love
Vin. I'll slit the villain's nose, that would have sent me to the jail.
Bap. But do you hear, sir? [To LUCENTIO.] Have you married my daughter without asking my good-will ?
Vin. Fear not, Baptista; we will content you, go to. But I will in, to be revenged for this villany. [Erit.
Bap. And I, to sound the depth of this knavery. ČExit. Luc. Look not pale, Bianca; thy father will not frown.
[Exeunt Luc. and BIAN. Gre. My cake is dough; but I'll in among the rest; Out of hope of all, — but my share of the feast. [Exit.
PETRUCHIO and KATHARINA advance. Kath. Husband, let's follow, to see the end of this ado. Pet. First, kiss me, Kate, and we will. Kath. What, in the midst of the street ? Pet. What, art thou ashamed of me? Kath. No, sir; God forbid:- but ashamed to kiss. Pet. Why, then let's home again. — Come, sirrah, let's
away. Kath. Nay, I will give thee a kiss; now pray thee, love,
stay. Pet. Is not this well ? — Come, my sweet Kate; Better once than never, for never too late. [Exeunt.
SCENE II. A Room in Lucentio's House.
Enter BAPTISTA, VINCENTIO, GREMIO, the Pedant, LUCEN
TIO, BIANCA, PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, HORTENSIO, and Widow. TRANIO, BIONDELLO, GRUMIO, and others,
Luc. At last, though long, our jarring notes agree; And time it is, when raging war is done, To smile at 'scapes and perils overblown. — My fair Bianca, bid iy father welcome,
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While I with self-same kindness welcome thine.—
Pet. Nothing but sit and sit, and eat and eat !
Pet. You are sensible, and yet you miss my sense. I mean, Hortensio is afeard of you.
Wid. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns round.
Mistress, how mean you that?
Kath. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns round.
Wid. Your husband, being troubled with a shrew,
Kath. A very mean meaning.
Right, I mean you.
[Drinks to HORTENSIO. Bap. How likes Gremio these quick-witted folks? Gre. Believe me, sir, they butt together well.
Bian. Head, and butt? A hasty-witted body Would say, your head and butt were head and horn.
Vin. Ay, mistress bride, hath that awakened you? Bian. Ay, but not frighted me; therefore I'll sleep
again. Pet. Nay, that you shall not; since you have begun, Have at you for a bitter jest or two.
Bian. Am I your bird ? I mean to shift my bush,
And then pursue me as you draw your bow. -
[Exeunt BIANCA, KATHARINA, and Widow. Pet. She hath prevented me. — Here, seignior Tranio, This bird you aimed at, though you hit her not; Therefore, a health to all that shot and missed.
Tra. O, sir, Lucentio slipped me like his greyhound, Which runs himself, and catches for his master.
Pet. A good swift simile, but something currish.
Tra. 'Tis well, sir, that you hunted for yourself; 'Tis thought, your deer does hold you at a bay.
Bap. Oho, Petruchio, Tranio hits you now.
Pet. 'A has a little galled me, I confess;
Bap. Now, in good sadness, son Petruchio, I think thou hast the veriest shrew of all.
Pet. Well, I say—no; and therefore, for assurance
Hor. Content. - What is the wager ?
Luc. A hundred, then.
A match; 'tis done.
That will l. Go,
[Exit. Bap. Son, I will be your half, Bianca comes. Luc. I'll have no halves : I'll bear it all myself.
Sir, my mistress sends you word
Ay, and a kind one too. Pray God, sir, your wife send you not a worse.
Pet. I hope, better.
Hor. Sirrah, Biondello, go, and entreat my wife To come to me forthwith.
[Exit BIONDELLO. Pet.
Oho! entreat her!
I am afraid, sir,
Re-enter BIONDELLO. Now where's my wife ?
Bion. She says, you have some goodly jest in hand; She will not come; she bids you come to her.
Pet. Worse and worse; she will not come! O vile,
Hor. I know her answer.
She will not. Pet. The fouler fortune mine, and there an end.
Enter KATHARINA. Bap. Now, by my holidame, here comes Katharina ! Kath. What is your will, sir, that you send for me? Pet. Where is your sister, and Hortensio's wife? Kath. They sit conferring by the parlor fire.
Pet. Go fetch them hither; if they deny to come, Swinge me them soundly forth unto their husbands. Away, I say, and bring them hither straight.
[Exit KATHARINA. Luc. Here is a wonder, if you talk of a wonder. Hor. And so it is; I wonder what it bodes.
Pet. Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and quiet life;
Bap. Now fair befall thee, good Petruchio!
Pet. Nay, I will win my wager better yet;
Re-enter KATHARINA, with BIANCA and Widow. See, where she comes; and brings your froward wives As prisoners to her womanly persuasion.Katharina, that .cap of yours becomes you not; Off with that bauble; throw it under foot. [KATHARINA pulls off her cap, and throws
it down. Wid. Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh, Till I be brought to such a silly pass!
Bian. Fie! what a foolish duty call you this?
Luc. I would your duty were as foolish too.
Bian. The more fool you for laying on my duty.
women What duty they do owe their lords and husbands. Wid. Come, come, you're mocking; we will have no
Kath. Fie, fie! unknit that threatening, unkind brow;