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What Tranio did, myself enforc'd him to; I pray you, tell me what you meant by that. Then pardon him, sweet father, for my fake. Wid. Your husband, being troubled with a fhrew,

Vin. I'll fit the villain's nose, that would have Measures my husband's forrow by his woe : sent me to the jail.

And now you know my meaning. Bap. But do you hear, sir? Have you married Kath. A very mean meaning. my daughter without asking my good-will?

Wid. Right, I mean you. Vin. Fear not, Baptista : we will content you,

Kath. And I am mcan, indeed, respecting you. go to :

Pct. To her, Kate! But I will in, to be reveng'd for this villainy. (Exit. Hor. To her, widow ! Bap. And I, to found the depth of this knavery. Pet. A hundred marks, my Kate does put her


down. Luc. Look not pale, Bianca; thy father will not Hor. That's my office. frown.

[Exeunt. Pei. Spoke like an officer :--Ha' to thee, lad. Gre. My cake is dough): But I'll in among the

[Drinks to Hortensio.

Bap. How likes Gremiothese quick-witted folks! Out of hope of all,--but my hare of the feat. [Exit. Gre. Believe me, fir, they butt together welle

Petruebio, and Katharine; advancing. Bian. Head and butt? an haity-witted body Kath. Husband, let's follow, to see the end of this would say, your head and butt were head and horn, . First kiss me Kate, and we will. [ado. Vin. Ay, mistress bride, hath that awaken'd you? Kath. Whil, in the midst of the street?

Bian. Ay, but not frighted me; therefore I'll Pet. What, art thou asham'd of me?

Neep again.

(begun, Kuth. No, fir; God forbid: but afhım'd to kiss. Pet. Nay, that you shall not ; fince you have Pet. Why, then let's home again : Come, firrah, Have at you for a better jest or two. let's away.

Bian. Am I your bird ? I mean to shift my bush, Kasb. Nay, I will give thec a kiss : now pray And then pursue me as you draw your bow :thee, love, Itay.

You are welcome all. Per. Is not this well ? --Come, my fweet Kate ;

[E.xeunt Bianca, Katharine, and Widow. Better once than never, for never too late. [Exeunt. Pet. She hath prevented me.-

--Here, signior


This bird you aim'd at, though you hit her not ;
Lucentio's Apartments.

Therefore, a health to all that hot and miss'd. Enter Baptista, Vincentio, Gremio, the Pedant, Lu Tra. Oh, fir, Lucentio flipp'd me like his greycentio, Bianca, Tranio, Biondello, Petruchio, Ka

hound, tharine, Grumio, Horten fin, and Widow. The Which runs himself, and catches for his master. Serving-men with Tranio bringing in a Banquet. Pet. A good swift 2 simile, but something currilh.

Luc. At last, though long, our jarring notes Tra. 'Tis well, sir, that you hunted for yourself; And time it is, when raging war is done, (agree : 'Tis thought, your deer does hold you at a bay. To smile at 'ícapes and perils over-blown.- Bap. Oh, oh, Petruchio, Tranio hits you now. My fair Bianca, bid my father welcome,

Luc. I thank thee for that gird 3, good Tranio. While I with self-fame kindness welcome thine : Hor. Confess, confess; hath he not hit you there? Brother Petruchio,-fifter Katharina,

Pet. 'A has a little gall’d me, I confess; And thou, Hortenfio, with thy loving widow,- And, as the jest did glance arvay from me, Feat with the best, and welcome to my house; 'Tis ten to one it maim'd you two outright. My banquet is to close our stomachs up,

Bap. Now, in good sadness, fon Petruchio, After our great good cheer: Pray you, sit down; I think thou haft the veriett ihrew of all. For now we fit and chat, as well as eat.

Per. Well,I sayếno: and therefore, for assurance, Pet. Nothing but fit and fit, and eat and eat! Let's each one send unto his wife; Bap. Padua affords this kindness, fon Petruchio. And he, whose wife is most obedient Pet. Padua affords nothing but what is kind. To come at first when he doth send für her, Hor. For both our fakes, I would that word Shall win the wager which we will propose. tvere true.

llor. Content;----What's the rager? Per. Now, for my life, Hortenfio fears his svidow. Luc. Twenty crowns. Wid. Then never trust me, if I be afeard. Pit. Twenty crowns !

Pe. You are very sensible, and yet you miss my I'll venture so much on my hawk, or hound, I mean Hortensio is afeard of you. (iente; But twenty times so much upon my wife.

Wid. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns Luc. A hundred then.
Pet. Roundly reply'd.

[round. Hor. Content. Kath. Mistress, how mean you that ?

Pct. A match; 'tis done. Wid. Thus I conceive by him.


Hor. Who shall begin? Pct. Conceive by me!-How likes Hortensio Luc. That will I. Hor. My widow says, thus the conceives her tale. Go, Biondello, bid your mistress come to me. Pes. Very well mended : Kiss him for that, good

(E.cit. widow.

[round: Bep. Son, I will be your half, Bianca comes. Katb. 'He that is giddy, thinks the world turns Luc. I'll have no halves; I'll bear it all myself.

1 A well known proverbial expresion. 2 Meaning, a good quick-witted fimile. 3 A gird is a furca, a gibi.


Bim. I go.


Re-enter Biondelio.

Whar duty they do owe their lords and hurbinds. How now! what news?

Wid. Come, come, you're mocking; we will have Bion. Sir, my mistress sends you word

no telling. That he is busy, and she cannot come.

Per. Come on, I say, and first begin with her. Pel. How! Te is busy, and the cannot come! Hid. She shall not. Is that an answer?

Pcr. I say, the shall;--and fust begin with her. Gre. Ay, and a kind one too:

Kaib. Fye! fye! unknit that threat'ning unkind Pray God, lir, your wife send you not a worse.

brow; Pe. I hope, better.

And dart not fcomful glances from those eyes, Hor. Sirrah, Biondello, go, and intreat my wife To wound thy lord, thy king, thy.governor: To come to me forthwith. [Exit Biondildo. It blots thy beauty, 25 frosts bite the meads; Per. Oh, ho! intreat her!

Confounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shake får buds; Xay, then the needs must come.

And in no sense is meet or amiable. Hor. I am afraid, sir,

A woman mov'd is like a fountain troubled, Do what you can, yours will not be entreated. Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty; Enter Biondello.

And, while it is fo, none so dry or thirtty Now, where's my wife?

Will deign to fip, or touch one drop of it. bion. She says, you have some goodly jest in hand; Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, She will not come; she bids you come to her. Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee,

Pcr. Wolfe and worse; she will not come! And for thy maintenance: commits his body Oh vile, intolerable, not to be endur'd!

To painful labour, both by sea and land; Sirrah, Grumio, go to your mistress ;

To watch the night in 1torms, the day in cold, Say, I command her come to me. [Exit Grumio. While thou ly'st warm at home, secure and fafe; Hor. I know her aniver.

And craves no other tribute at thy hands, Pet. What?

But love, fair looks, and true obedience ; Hor. She will not.

Too little payment for so great a debt. Pct. The fouler fortune mine, and there an end. Such duty as the subject owes the prince, Enter Karbarine.

Even luch, a woman oweth to her husband : Bep. Now, by my holidame, here comes Ka- And, when she's froward, peevith, fullen, four, tharina !

And not obedient to his honeft will,
Kuib. What is your will, fır, that you sent for me? What is the but a foul contending rebel,
Put. Where is your hifter, and liortensiu's wife? And graceless traitor to her loving lord :-
Kach. They fit conferring by the parlour fire. I am atham'd, that women are fo fimple

Pet. Go), fetch them hither; if they deny to come, To offer war where they thould kneel for peace s
Swinge me them foundly forth unto their husbands : Or seek for rule, lupremacy, and sway,
Away, I say, and bring them hither itraight. When they are bound to serve, love, and obey.

[Exit Katharine. Why are our bodies soft, and weak, and imooth, Luc. Here is a wonder, if you talk of a wonder. Unapt to toil and trouble in the world ; Hor. And so it is; I wonder what it bodes. But that our soft condition, and our hearts,

Per. Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and quiet life, Shonld well agree with our external parts? And awful rule, and right supremacy ;

Come, come, you froward and unable worms! And, to be short, what not, that's tweet and happy ? My mind hath been as big as one of yours,

Bap. Now fair befal thee, good Petruchio!“ My heart as great ; my realon, haply, more, The wager thou hast won; and I will add

To bandy word for word, and frown for frown: Unto their lofles twenty thoutand crouns; But now, I see our lances are but Itraws; Another dowry to another daugliter,

Our strength as weak, our weakness part compare, For the is chang'd, as the ha never been. That leeming to be most, which we indeed leaft are.

Per. Nay, I will win my wager better yet ; Then vail your stomachs', for it is no boot; And how more rigu of her obedience,

and place your lands below your husband's foot : Her new-built virtue and obedilence.

In token of which duty, if he please, Re-enter barbarine, wish Bisma ard Wideu. My hand is ready, may it do him eale. [me, Kate. Seewhere Be comes; and brings your fruward wives Pei. Why there's a wench -Come on, and kiss As prifoners tu her womanly pertuahun.

Luc. Well, gothy ways, old lad; for thou shalt ha'c. Katharine, that cap of yours becomes you not ; Vin. 'Tis a good hearing, when children are Off with that bauble, throw it under foot.


(froward. [She pulis off ber cap, and ibrosus it down. Luc. But a harth hearing, when women are Wid. Lond, let me never luile a cute to figli, Pei. Cume, Kate, we'll to-bed :Till I be brought to such a filly pass!

We three are married, but you two are sped. L'iuin. Fye! what a foolith duly call you this? 'Twas I won the ivager, though you hit the white? ;

Luí. I would, your duty were as fuolith tuo: And, being a winner, God give you good night! The wisdom of your duty, fair Bianca,

(Exiuri Persuchio and Kurbarine. Hath coft me an hundred crowns since supper-time. Hor. Now go thy ways, thou bait tain'd a curft Bian. The more fool you, for laying on my duty.

throw. Pet. Katharine, I charge thee, tell thele head Luc. 'Tis a wonder, by your leave, the will be Itrong women

tan'd fo.

(Exeund Ormes. ! Meaning, lower your pride. 2 A phrale borrowed from archery : the mark beira commanly white.




K” of France.


Clown, Duke of Florinic.

Scrvants to the Countess of Roxfillon. BERTRAM, Count of Rousillon. LAFEU, an old Lord.

Countess of Roufillin, Morber 10 Bertram. PAROLLES, a parasitical Follower of Bertram; a HELENA, Daughter to Gerard de Narbon, a famous

Coward, but vain, and a great Pre Phiyfician, fome Time fince dead.
tender to Valour.

An old Widow of Florence. Several goung French Lords, that serve with Bertram Diana, Daughter to obe Widow. in sbe Florentine War.


Lords attending on the King ; Oficers, Soldiers, &c.
SCENE lies partly in France, and partly in Tuscany.

} Neighbours and Friends to the Widow.

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Laf. How call d you the man you speak of,

madam? The Countess of Rowjillan's House in France.

Count. He was famous, sir, in his profession, and Enter Bertram, the Countess of Rousillon, Helena, and it was his great right to be fo : Gerard de Narbon. Lafei, all in black.

Laf. He was excellent, indeed, madam ; the Count. In declare ting bay.fon from me, I bury

mourningly : he was fkilful enough to have liv'd ber. And I, in going, madam, weep o'er my still, if knowledge could have been set up against father's death anew : but I must attend his majesty i mortality. command, to whom I am now in ward", ever Ber. What is it, my good lord, the king lanmore in subjection.

guithes of? Laf. You shall find of the king a husband, ma Laf. A fiftula, my lord. dam ;--you, sir, a father : He that so generally is Ber. I heard not of it before.. at all times good, muft of neceflity hold his virtue Laf. I would, it were not notorious. Was this to you; whole worthinets would stir it up where gentlewoman the daughter of Gerard de Narbon ? it wanted, rather than lack it where there is such Coun:. His sole child, my lord; and bequeathed abundance.

to my overlooking. I have those hopes of her Count. What hope is there of his majesty's good, that her education promises : her disposiamendment

tions the inherits, which makes fair gifts faiser : Laf. He hath abandon d his physicians, madam ; for where an unclean mind carries virtuous quaunder whose practices he hath perfecuted time with lities, there commendations go with pity, they are hope ; and firds no other advantage in the process, våtues and traitors too 3; in her they are the bet. but only the lofi:g of hope by time.

ter for their simpleness 4 ; fhe derives her honesty, Count. This young gentlewoman had a father, and atchieves her goodness. (0, that bad! how fad a pallage 2 'tis! whose skill Laf. Your commendations, madam, get from was almost as great as his honesty ; had it atretch'd her tears. so far, it would have made nature immortal, and Count. 'Tis the best brine a maiden can season death should have play'd for lack of work. 'Would, her praise in. The remembrance of her father for the king's fake, he were living ! I think, it never approaches her heart, but the tyranny of her would be the death of the king's dileale.

forrows takes all livelihood from her cheek. No

1 The heirs of great fortunes were anciently the king's wards. ? Palige means any thing that falles, and is here applied in the faine fenfe as when we say the paffige of a book. 3 Dr. Jonnion thus comments upon this partage : “ Eftimable and uleful qualities, joined with an evil disposition, give that evil disposition power over others, who, by admiring the viitne, are betrayed to the maicrolence.” *1. c. her excellencies are the better because they are articls and open, without fraud, without deligne



we fee

more of this, Helena, go to, no more ; left it be Look bleak in the cold wind : withal, full oft rather thought you aifect a forrow, than to have.

Hel. I do affect a forrow, indeed, but I have Cold 4 wisdom waiting on superfluous fully. it too.

Par. Save you, fair queen. Laf. Moderate lamentation is the right of the Hel. And you, monarch. dead, exceliive grief the enemy to the living.

Par. No. Count. If the living be enemy to the grief, the

Hel. And no. excess makes it foon mortal 1.

Par. Are you meditating on virginity ? Ber. Madam, I desire your holy wishes.

Hel. Ay. You have some s stain of soldier in Laf. How understand we that? [father you ; let me ask you a question : Man is enemy to

Count. Be thou blest, Bertram! and succeed thy virginity; how may we barricado it again't him : In manners, as in shape! Thy blood, and virtue, Par. Keep him out. Contend for empire in thee; and thy goodness Hel. But he allails; and our virginity, though Share with thy birth-right! Love all, trust a few, valiant, in the defence yet is weak; unfold to us Do wrong to none : be able for thine enemy Tome warlike resistance, Rather in power, than use; and keep thy friend Par. There is none; man, sitting down before Under thy own life's key : be check'd for filence, you, will undermine you, and blow you up. · But never tax’d for speech. What heaven more will, Hel. Bless our poor virginity from underminers, That thee may furnish, and iny prayers pluck down, and blowers up !Is there no military policy, Fall on thy head ! Farewell. My lord,

how virgins might blow up men? 'Tis an unseafon'd courtier, good my lord,

Par. Virginity being blown down, man will Advise him.

quicklier be blown up: marry, in blowing him Laf. He cannot want the best,

down again, with the breach yourselves made, you That shall attend his love,

lose your city. It is not politick in the commonCount. Heaven bless him! Farewell, Bertram. wealth of nature, to preserve virginity. Loss of

[Exit Countess. virginity is rational increase; and there was never Ber. (To Helena.] The best wishes, that can be virgin got, till virginity was first lost. That, you forg'd in your thoughts, be servants to you! Be were made of, is metal to make virgins. Virgicomfortable to my mother, your mistress, and nity, by being once loft, may be ten times found ; make much of her.

by being ever kept, is ever lost: 'tis too cold a Laf. Farewell, pretty lady : You must hold compunion ; away with it. the credit of your father. (Ex. Bertram and Lajeu. Hel. I will Itand fort a little, though therefore Hel. Oh, were that all! I think not on my I die a virgin. father;

Par. There's little can be said in't ; 'tis against And these great tears 2 grace his remembrance more, the rule of nature. To speak on the part of virgiThan thote I shed for him. What was he like? nity, is to accure your mothers; which is most in1 have forgot him : my imagination

fallible disobedience. He, that hangs himself, is a Carries no favour in it, but Bertram's.

virgin : virginity murders itself; and thould be I am undone ; there is no living, none,

buried in highways, out of all sanctified limit, as If Bertram be away. It were all one,

a desperate oftendress against nacure. Virginity That I should love a bright particular star, breeds mites, much like a cheere ; consumes itself And think to wed it, he is so above me: to the very paring, and so dies with feeding its In his bright radiance and collateral light own stomach. Besides, virginity is peevith, proud, Must I be comforted, not in his sphere.

idle, made of self-love, which is the most intiThe ambition in my love thus plagues itself : bited o fin in the canon. Keep it not; you cannot The hind, that would be mated by the lion, chuse but lose hy't: Out with’t ; within ten years Muit die for love. 'Twas pretty, though a plague, it will make itíelf two, which is a goodly increase ; To see him every hour; to fit and draw

and the principal itielf not much the worse. Away His arched brows, his haw-king cye, his curls, With't. In our heart's table ; heart, too capable

Hel. How might one do, fir, to lose it to her Of every line and 3 trick of his sweet favour, own liking? But now he's gone, and my idolatrous fancy

Par. Let me see: Marry, ill, to like him that Must fanctify his relicks. Who comes here! ne'er it likes. 'Tis a commodity will lose the gloss Enter Parodles.

with lying; the longer kept, the less worth : off One that goes with him : I love him for his sake; with’t, while 'tis vendible: answer the time of re. And yet I know him a notorious liar,

quer. Virginity, like an old courtier, wears her Think him a great way fool, folely a coward ; cap out of fathion ; richly suited, but unfuitable : Yet these fix'd evils fit fo fit in him,

just like the brooch and the tooth-pick, which That they take place, when virtue's steely bones wear not now : Your date is better in your pye

That is, “ if the living do not indulge grief, grief deltroys itself by its own excess." ? i. c. the tears of the king and counteís. 3. !. e. fome peculiar feature of his face. 4 Cold is here put for nakee, and thus contrasted with luterfluous or over.cloathed. 5 Meaning, fonie colour of soldier. Paroiles was in red, as appears from his bling afterwards callid red-tail'd humble beç. i. e. forbidden fin,


and your porridge, than in your cheek? : And thou diest in thine unthankfulness, and thine ignoyour virginity, your old virginity, is like one of our rance makes thee away ; farewel. When thou French wither'd pears: it looks ill, it eats dryly; haft leisure, say thy prayers ; when thou haft none, marry, 'tis a wither'd pear: it was formerly bet- remember thy friends : get thee a good husband, ler ; marry, yet, 'tis a wither'd pear : Will you and use him as he utes thee; fo farewel

. [Exit. any thing with it?

Hel. Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Hel. Not my virginity yet.

Which we ascribe to heaven: the fated sky There shall your master have a thousand lores, Gives us free scope ; only, doth backwart pull A mother, and a mistress, and a friend,

Our Now designs, when we ourselves are dull. A phonix, captain, and an enemy,

What power is it, which mounts my love fo high; A guide, a goddess, and a sovereign,

That makes me fee, and cannot feed mine eve? A counsellor, a traitress, and a dear ;

The mightiest space in fortune nature brioss His humble ambition, proad humility,

To join like likes, and kiss like native things 4. His jarring concord, and his discord dulcet, Impoffible be ftrange attempts, to those His faith, his sweet disaster; with a world That weigh their paia in servíe; and do suppose, QE pretty, fond, adoptious christendoms,

What hath been cannot be : Who ever trove That blinking Cupid gossips 2. Now Thall he To thew her merit, that did miss her love? I know not what he shall:God send him well! - The king's disease-amy project may deceive me, The court's a lcarning place ;--and he is one-But my intents are fix'd, and will not leave me. Par. What one, i'faith?

[Exit. Hel. That I wish well

.-'Tis pityPar. What's pity ?

Hel. That withing well had not a bouy in't,

The Court of France.
Which might be felt : that we, the poorer born,
Whose baser stars do fhut us up in wiihes,

Flourish Cornets. Enter the King of France, with Might with effects of them follow our friends,

Letters, and divers Attendants. And thew what we alone must think; which never King. The Florentines and Senoys 5 are by the Returns us thanks. Enter Page.

Have fought with equal fortune, and continue Page. Monsieur Paroiles, my lord calls for you. A braving war.

(Exi: Page i Lord. So 'eis reported, sir. Par. Little Helen, farewel: if I can remember King. Nay, 'tis most credible; we here receive it thee, I will think of thee at court.

A certainty, vouch'd from our cousin Austria, Hel. Monsieur Parolles, you were born under a With caution, that the Florentine will move us charitable star.

For speedy ajd; wherein our dearest friend Par. Under Mars, I.

Prejudicates the business, and would seem Hel. I especially think, under Mars.

To have us make denial. Par. Why under Mars ?

i Lord. His love and wisdom, Hel. The wars have kept you so under, that you Approv'd lo to your majesty, may plead muft needs be born under Mars.

For amplest credence. Par. When he was predominant.

king. He hath arm'd our answer, Hel. When he was retrograde, I think, rather. And Florence is deny'd before he coines : Par. Why think you so ?

Yet, for our gentlemen, that mean to see Hel. You go so much backward, when you fight. The Tuscan service, freely have they leave Par. That's for advantage.

To stand on either part. Hel. So is running away, when fear proposes the 2 Lord. It may well serve fofety: Bue the composition, that your valour and | A nursery to our gentry, who are fick fear makes in you, is a virtue of a good wing :, For breathing and exploit. and I like the wear well.

King. What's he comes here? Par. I am so full of businesses, I cannot answer Enter Bertram, Lemon are? Parolles. thee acutely: I will return perfect courtier ; in the 1 Lord. It is the counc Rousilion, my good lord, which, my instruction shall serve to naturalize thee, Young Bertram. to thou wilt be capable of courtier's counsel, and King. Youth, thou hear'lt thy father's face; understand what advice ihall thrust upon thee ; elle Frank nature, rather curious than in harte,

ears ;

1 Shak fpeare here quibbles on the word dute, which means both age, and a kind of candied fruit. 2 Dr. Warburton is of opinion, that the eight lines following friend, is the nonsense of some foolilh conceited player, who finding a thousand loves spoken of, and only three reckoned up, namely, a mother's, a mistrefi's, and a friend's, would help out the number by the intermediate nonsense. The meaning of Helen, however, in this pallage may be, tha: ihe full prove every thing to Berrun. 3. A metaphor taken from falconry; and in aning, a viroue place will fly high, 4 Dr. Join'on explains these lines thus ; " Nuture brings like qualities and dilpoitions to meet through any distance that fortune may have let tictween thein ; le joins them, and makes them kiss like things born together.” 'The Senois were the people of a small republick, of which the capital was Siennics, and with whoin the Florentines were as conítani variance.

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