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me;

Tai. But did you not request to have it cut?
Gru. Thou hast faced many things.3
Tai. I have.

Gru. Face not me: thou hast braved many men; brave not I will neither be faced nor braved. I say

unto thee,-I bid thy master cut out the gown; but I did not bid him cut it to pieces : ergo, thou liest.

Tai. Why, here is the note of the fashion to testify.

Pet. Read it.
Gru. The note lies in his throat, if he say I said

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Tai. Imprimis, a loose-bodied gown :

Gru. Master, if ever I said loose-bodied gown, sew me in the skirts of it, and beat me to death with a bottom of brown thread: I said, a gown.

Pet. Proceed.
Tai. With a small compassed cape ;4
Gru. I confess the cape.
Tai. With a trunk sleere ;-
Gru. I confess two sleeves.
Tai. The sleeves curiously cut.
Pet. Ay, there's the villainy.

Gru. Error i'the bill, sir ; error i'the bill. I commanded the sleeves should be cut out, and sewed up again; and that I'll prove upon thee, though thy little finger be armed in a thimble.

Tui. This is true, that I say; an I had thee in place where, thou shoud'st know it,

3 Turned up many garments with facings.

4 A round cape.

Gru. I am for thee straight: take thou the bill, give me thy mete-yard, and spare not me.

Hor. God-a-mercy, Grumio! then he shall have no odds.

Pet. Well, sir, in brief, the gown is not for me.

Gru. You are i'the right, sir ; 'tis for my mistress.

Pet. Go, take it up unto thy master's use.

Gru. Villain, not for thy life: Take up my mistress' gown for thy master's use !

Pet. Why, sir, what's your conceit in that?
Gru. O, sir, the conceit is deeper than you

think

for :

I'll

Take up my mistress' gown to his master's use!
O, fye, fye, fye!
Pet. Hortensio, say thou wilt see the tailor paid:-

[Aside. Go take it hence; be gone, and say no more. Hor. Tailor, pay

thee for thy gown to-morrow. Take no unkindness of his hasty words : Away, I say; commend me to thy master.

[Exit Tailor. Pet. Well, come, my Kate; we will unto you

father's, Even in these honest mean habiliments; Our

purses shall be proud, our garments poor : For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich; And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, So honour peereth in the meanest habit. What, is the jay more precious than the lark, Because his feathers are more beautiful ?

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Or is the adder better than the eel,
Because his painted skin contents the eye?
O, no, good Kate; neither art thou the worse
For this

poor furniture, and mean array.
If thou account'st it shame, lay it on me:
And therefore, frolick; we will hence forthwith,
To feast and sport us at thy father's house.
Go, call my men, and let us straight to him;
And bring our horses unto Long-lane end,
There will we mount, and thither walk on foot.-
Let's see; I think, 'tis now some seven o'clock,
And well we may come there by dinner time.

Kath. I dare assure you, sir, 'tis almost two;
And 'twill be supper time, ere you come there.

Pet. It shall be seven, ere I go to horse :
Look, what I speak, or do, or think to do,
You are still crossing it. --Sirs, let't alone :
I will not go to-day ; and ere I do,
It shall be what o'clock I say it is.
Hor. Why, so! this gallant will command the

[Exeunt.

sun,

SCENE IV.

Padua. Before Baptista's House.

Enter TRANIO, and the Pedant dressed like

VINCENTIO.
Tra. Sir, this is the house; Please it you, that I

call ?
Ped. Ay, what else ? and, but I be deceived,
Signior Baptista may remember me.

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Near twenty years ago, in Genoa, where
We were lodgers at the Pegasus.
Tra.

'Tis well; And hold your own, in any case, with such Austerity as 'longeth to a father.

Enter BIONDELLO.

Ped. I warrant you: But, sir, here comes your

boy; 'Twere good, he were school'd.

Tra. Fear you not him. Sirrah, Biondello,
Now do your duty throughly, I advise you ;
Imagine 'twere the right Vincentio.

Bion. Tut! fear ņot me.
Tra. But hast thou done thy errand to Baptista?

Bion. I told him, that your father was at Venice;
And that you look'd for him this day in Padua.
Tra. Thou’rt a talls fellow; hold thee that to

drink. Here comes Baptista :-set your countenance, sir.

Enter BAPTISTA and LUCENTIO.

Signior Baptista, you are happily met :-
Sir, [To the Pedant.]
This is the gentleman I told you of;
I pray you, stand good father to me now,
Give me Bianca for my patrimony.

Ped. Soft, son!
Sir, by your leave; having come to Padua
To gather in some debts, my son Lucentio
Made me acquainted with a weighty cause

Ś Brave.

Of love between your daughter and himself:
And for the good report I hear of you ;
And for the love he beareth to your daughter,
And she to him,-to stay him not too long,
I am content, in a good father's care,
To have him match'd; and, if you please to like
No worse than I, sir,—upon some agreement,
Me shall you find most ready and most willing
With one consent to have her so bestow'd ;
For curious 6 I cannot be with you,
Signior Baptista, of whom I hear so well.

Bap. Sir, pardon me in what I have to say;
Your plainness, and your shortness, please me well.
Right true it is, your son Lucentio here
Doth love my daughter, and she loveth him,
Or both dissemble deeply their affections :
And, therefore, if you say no more than this,
That like a father you will deal with him,
And pass 7 my daughter a sufficient dower,
The match is fully made, and all is done :
Your son shall have my daughter with consent.
Tra. I thank you, sir. Where then do you know

best, We be affied ;8 and such assurance ta’en, As shall with either part's agreement stand?

Bap. Not in my house, Lucentio; for, you know, Pitchers have ears, and I have

many servants : Besides, old Gremio is heark'ning still ; And, happily, 9 we might be interrupted.

Tra. Then at my lodging, an it like you, sir :

6 Scrupulouse

8 Betrothed.

7 Assure or convey.

9 Accidentally.

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