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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 me; I will neither be faced nor braved. I say unto thee,_Ibid 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. s or Gru. The note lies in his throat, if he say I said SO, 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. JWith a small compassed cape;4 Gru. I confess the cape. Tai. With a trunk sleeve;— 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. Tai. 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. * 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 : 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, I'll pay thee for thy gown to-morrow. Take no unkindness of his hasty words: Away, I say; commend me to thy master. [Erit Tailor. Pet. Well, come, my Kate; we will unto your 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?
5 Measuring yard. 9 Appeareth.
Or is the adder better than the eel,
Enter TRAN Io, and the Pedant dressed like VINCENTIo.
Tra. Sir, this is the house; Please it you, that I call 2 Ped. Ay, what else? and, but I be deceived, Signior Baptista may remember me.
Near twenty years ago, in Genoa, where
Tra. 'Tis well;
Enter BioN DEL.Lo.
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 not 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 tall 5 fellow; hold thee that t drink. Here comes Baptista:—set your countenance, sir.—
Enter BAPTISTA and LUCENTIo.
Signior Baptista, you are happily met:—
Of love between your daughter and himself:
* Scrupulous. 7 Assure or convey. 8 Betrothed. 9 Accidentally.