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how he left her with the horse upon her; how he beat me locause her horse stumbled; how she waded through the dirt to pluck him off me; how he swore; how she prayed—that never prayed before; how I cried; how the horses ran away; how her bridle was burst;} how I lost my crupper ;-with many things of worthy memory; which now shall die in oblivion, and thou return unexperienced to thy grave.
Curt. By this reckoning, he is more shrew than she.
Gru. Ay; and that, thou and the proudest of you
all shall find, when he comes home. But what talk I of this?--call forth Nathaniel, Joseph, Nicholas, Philip, Walter, Sugarsop, and the rest; let their heads be sleekly combed, their blue coats brushed, and their garters of an indifferent 4 knit: let them curtsey with their left legs; and not presume to touch a hair of my master's horse-tail, till they kiss their hands. Are they all ready?
Curt. They are.
Curt. Do you hear, ho? you must meet my master, to countenance my mistress.
Gru. Why, she hath a face of her own.
Gru. Thou, it seems; that callest for company to countenance her.
Curt. I call them forth to credit her.
Not different one from the other.
Enter several Servants.
Nath. Welcome home, Grumio.
Gru. Welcome, you; - how now, you; what, you ;-fellow, you;-and thus much for greeting. Now, my spruce companions, is all ready, and all things neat?
Nath. All things is ready: How near is our master?
Gru. E'en at hand, alighted by this; and therefore be not, Cock's passion, silence !--I hear my master.
Enter PETRUCHIO und KATHARINA, Pet. Where be these knaves ? What, no man at
door, To hold my stirrup, nor to take my horse! Where is Nathaniel, Gregory, Philip?
All Serv. Here, here, sir; here, sir.
Pet. Here, sir! here, sir! here, sir, here, sir!-
Gru. Here, sir; as foolish as I was before.
Gru. Nathaniel's coat, sir, was not fully made,
And Gabriel's pumps were all unpink'd i'the heel;
[Exeunt some of the Servants. Where is the life that late I led
[Sings. Where are those Sit down, Kate, and welcome. Soud, soud, soud, soud !6
Re-enter Servants, with supper. Why, when, I say?-Nay, good sweet Kate, be
merry. Off with my boots, you rogues, you villains; When?
It was the friar of orders grey, [Sings.
As he forth walked on his way: Out, out, you rogue! you pluck my foot awry : Take that, and mend the plucking off the other.
[Strikes him. Be merry, Kate: Some water, here; what, ho! Where's my spaniel Troilus ? -Sirrah, get you hence, And bid my cousin'Ferdinand come hither :-
[Erit Servant. One, Kate, that you must kiss, and be acquainted
with. Where are my slippers ?-Shall I have some water?
[A bason is presented to him,
S A torch of pitch. A word coined by Shakspeare to express the noise made by a person heated and fatigued.
Come, Kate, and wash, and welcome heartily:-
[Servant lets the ewer fall. You whoreson villain! will you let it fall?
[Strikes him. Kath. Patience, I pray you; 'twas a fault un.
willing Pet. A whoreson, beetleheaded, flap-ear'd knave! Come, Kate,' sit down; I know you have a stomach. Will you give thanks, sweet Kate; or else shall I?What is this? mutton ? 1 Sero,
Who brought it? 1 Serv.
I. Pet. 'Tis burnt; and so is all the meat: What dogs are these?-_Where is the rascal cook? How durst you, villains, bring it from the dresser, And serve it thus to me that love it not? There, take it to you, trenchers, cups, and all :
[Throws the meat, fc. about the stage. You heedless joltheads, and unmanner'd slaves ! What, do you grumble? I'll be with you straight.
Kath. I pray you, husband, be not so disquiet;
Come, I will bring thee to thy bridal chamber.
[Exeunt PetruCHIO, KATHARINA, and
CURTIS. Nath. [Advancing.] Peter, didst ever see the like! Peter. He kills her in her own humour.
Re-enter Curtis. Gru. Where is he?
Curt. In her chamber, Making a sermon of continency to her : And rails, and swears, and rates; that she, poor soul, Knows not which way to stand, to look, to speak; And sits as one new-risen from a dream. Away, away! for he is coming hither. [Exeunt.
Pet. Thus have I politickly begun my reign,
her lure.? Another
way I have to man my haggard, 8 To make her come, and know her keeper's call, That is, to watch her, as we watch these kites, That bate, 9 and beat, and will not be obedient. She eat no meat to-day, nor none shall eat; Last night she slept not, nor to-night she shall not; As with the meat, some undeserved fault I'll find about the making of the bed ;
A thing stuffed to look like the game which the hawk was to pursue.
8 To tame my wild hawk. 9 Flutter.