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with this condition, to be whipp'd at the High-Cross ACT I every morning.
Sc. I Hor. Faith, as you say, there's small choice in rotten
apples. But come; since this bar in law makes us
best horse in Padua to begin his wooing, that would
[Exeunt ambo. TRA. I pray, Sir, tell me, is it possible
That love should of a sudden take such hold ?
I never thought it possible or likely.
Assist me, Tranio, for I know thou wilt.
Affection is not rated from the heart :
Redime te captum quam queas minimo. .
The rest will comfort, for thy counsel's sound.
Perhaps you mark'd not what 's the pith of all.
Such as the daughter of Agenor had,
When with his knees he kiss'd the Cretan strand.
Began to scold, and raise up such a storm
That mortal ears might hardly endure the din?
And with her breath she did perfume the air :
Sacred and sweet was all I saw in her.
pray, awake, Sir: if you love the maid,
Because he will not be annoy'd with suitors.
But art thou not advis'd he took some care
To get her cunning schoolmasters to instruct her?
You will be schoolmaster,
It is: may it be done?
And be in Padua here Vincentio's son,
Visit his countrymen, and banquet them?
We have not yet been seen in any house ;
When Biondello comes, he waits on thee;
But I will charm him first to keep his tongue.
In brief, Sir, sithence it your pleasure is,
Because so well I love Lucentio.
And let me be a slave to achieve that maid,
Sirrah, where have you been? Bion. Where have I been! Nay, how now! where are
fellow Tranio stol’n your clothes? Or
you stol’n his ? or both ? pray, what's the news ?! Luc. Sirrah, come hither : 'tis no time to jest,
And therefore frame your manners to the time.
You understand me?
I, Sir! ne'er a whit.
Tranio is chang'd into Lucentio.
? name and identity.
III : C
You use your manners discreetly in all kind of
But in all places else your master Lucentio.
self execute, to make one among these wooers : if thou
[exeunt. The Presenters above speak. FIRST SERV. My Lord, you nod; you do not mind the
play. Sly. Yes; by Saint Anne, do 1. A good matter, surely:
comes there any more of it ? PAGE. My Lord, 'tis but begun. Sly. 'Tis a very excellent piece of work, Madam Lady: would 'twere done!
[They sit, and mark.
SCENE II. The Same. Before HORTENSIO's House.
Enter PETRUCHIO and his man GRUMIO.
To see my friends in Padua; but of all
Here, sirrah Grumio; knock, I say.
man has rebus'd your Worship?
that I should knock you here, Sir?
And then I know after who comes by the worst.
Faith, sirrah, an you 'll not knock, I'll ring it;
[He wrings him by the ears.
Gru. Help, Masters, help! my master is mad.
Grumio! and my good friend Petruchio! How do
you all at Verona ?
Con tutto il cuore ben trovato, may I say.
Rise, Grumio, rise: we will compound this quarrel.
If this be not a lawful cause for me to leave his
Then had not Grumio come by the worst.
I bade the rascal knock upon your gate,
And could not get him for my heart to do it.
these words plain : Sirrah, knock me here, rap me here,
now with knocking at the gate ?
Why, this 's a heavy chance 'twixt him and you, ,
Blows you to Padua here from old Verona ?
To seek their fortunes farther than at home,
Haply to wive and thrive as best I may: i drunk (from the game called Bone-ace or One-and-thirty).
2 (cards) spot.
3 in brief.