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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:
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.
[Exeunt Pet., GRU., and Bion.
[Exit. Tra. But, sir, to her? love concerneth us to add Her father's liking; which to bring to pass, As I before imparted to your worship,
1 i. e. to deviate from my promise. 2 The old copy reads, “ But, sir, love concerneth us to add, Her father's liking.” The emendation is Mr. Tyrwhitt's. The nominative case to the verb concerneth is here understood.
I am to get a man,-whate’er he be,
greater sums than I have promised, So shall you quietly enjoy your hope, And marry sweet Bianca with consent.
Luc. Were it not that my fellow schoolmaster
Tra. That by degrees we mean to look into,
Gre. As willingly as e’er I came from school.
home? Gre. A bridegroom, say you ? 'Tis a groom indeed, A grumbling groom, and that the girl shall find.
Tra. Curster than she? Why, 'tis impossible.
Gre. Tut! she's a lamb, a dove, a fool to him.
1 “It matters not much," it is of no importance.
2 Quaint had formerly a more favorable meaning than strange, awkward, fantastical, and was used in commendation, as neut, elegant, dainty, derterous.
That down fell priest and book, and book and priest. Now take them up, quoth he, if any
list. Tra. What said the wench, when he arose again?
Gre. Trembled and shook ; for why, he stamped As if the vicar meant to cozen him. But after many ceremonies done, He calls for wine.— A health, quoth he; as if He had been aboard carousing to his mates After a storm ;-quaffed off the muscadel, And threw the sops all in the sexton's face; Having no other reason, But that his beard grew thin and hungerly, And seemed to ask him sops as he was drinking. This done, he took the bride about the neck, And kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack, That, at the parting, all the church did echo. I, seeing this, came thence for very shame; And after me, I know, the rout is coming. Such a mad marriage never was before ; Hark, hark! I hear the minstrels play. [Music.
Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, BIANCA, BAPTISTA
HORTENSIO, GRUMIO, and Train.
Bap. Is't possible you will away to-night?
Pet. I must away to-day, before night come.Make it no wonder; if
business, You would entreat me rather
Tra. Let us entreat you stay till after dinner.
Let me entreat you.
Let me entreat you.
Are you content to stay?
Kath. Now, if you love me, stay.
Grumio, my horses. Gru. Ay, sir, they be ready; the oats have eaten the horses.
Kath. Nay, then,
whiles your boots are green:
Pet. 0, Kate, content thee; prythee 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.I see a woman may be made a fool, If she had not a spirit to resist.
Pet. They shall go forward, Kate, at thy command
—or go hang yourselves;
i That is, bluster or swagger.
My horse, my ox, my ass, my any thing;
[Exeunt Per., Kath., and Gru. Bap. Nay, let them go, a couple of quiet ones! Gre. Went they not quickly, I should die with
Tra. Shall sweet Bianca practise how to bride it ? Bap. She shall, Lucentio.—Come, gentlemen, let's go.
A Hall in Petruchio's Country-House.
Gru. Fie, fie on all tired jades, on all mad masters, and all foul ways! Was ever man so beaten ? Was ever man so rayed ? Was ever man so weary? I
1 Bewrayed, dirty.