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Pet. And you, good Sir; pray, have you not a daughter call'd Catharina, fair and virtuous?
Bap. I have a daughter, Sir, call'd Catharina.
Her wondrous qualities and mild behaviour,
I do prefent you with a man of mine,
Bap You're welcome, Sir, and he for your good fake.
Pet. I tee you do not mean to part with her;
Bap. Miftake me not, I fpeak but what I find.
Bap. Iknow him well: you are welcome for his fake.
8 ·Baccare, you are marvellous forward.] We muft read, Baccalare; by which the Italians mean, thou arrogant, prefump
tuous man! the word is used fcornfully, upon any one that would affume a port of grandeur. WARBURTON.
Pet. Oh, pardon me, Signior Gremio, I would fain be doing.
Gre. I doubt it not, Sir, but you will curfe your wooing
Neighbour, this is a gift very grateful, I am fure of it. To exprefs the like kindness myfelf, that have been more kindly beholden to you than any, free leave give to this young scholar, that hath been long ftudying at Reims, [Prefenting Lucentio.] as cunning in Greek, Latin, and other languages, as the other in mufick and mathematicks; his name is Cambio; pray; accept his fervice.
Bap. A thoufand thanks, Signior Gremio: welcome, good Cambio. But, gentle Sir, methinks, you walk like a ftranger; [To Tranio] may I be fo bold to know the cause of your coming?
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Tra. Pardon me, Sir, the boldness is mine own, That, being a ftranger in this city here, Do make myself a fuitor to your daughter, Unto Bianca, fair and virtuous: Nor is your firm refolve unknown to me, In the preferment of the eldest fifter. This liberty is all that I request, That, upon knowledge of my parentage, I may have welcome 'mongst the reft that wooe, And free accefs and favour as the reft, And, toward the education of your daughters, I here beftow a fimple Inftrument, And this finall packet of Greek and Latin books. If you accept them, then their worth is great., [They greet privately.
9 I doubt it not, Sir, but you will curfe your wooing neighbours. This is a gift] This nonfenfe may be rectified by only pointing
Bap. Lucentio is your name? of whence, I pray?
[To Hortenfio and Lucentio,
Enter a Servant,
Sirrah, lead these gentlemen
To my two daughters; and then tell them Both,
Pet. Signior Baptifta, my business afketh hafte,
Bap. After my death, the one half of my lands: And, in poffeffion, twenty thoufand crowns.
Pet. And, for that dowry, I'll affure her of
Bap. Ay, when the fpecial thing is well obtain'd, That is, her love; for that is all in all.
Pet. Why, that is nothing; for I tell you, father, I am as peremptory as the proud-minded. And where two raging fires meet together, They do confume the thing that feeds their fury:
Tho' little fire grows great with little wind,"
For I am rough, and wooe not like a babe.:
Bap. Well may'ft thou wooe, and happy be thy
But be thou arm'd for fome unhappy words.
Bap. How now, my friend, why doft thou look fo
Hor. For fear, I promise you, if I look pale.
Hor. I think, fhe'll fooner prove a foldier;
Bap. Why, then thou canst not break her to the lute?
As on a pillory, looking through the lute:
And twangling Jack, with twenty fuch vile terms,
Pet. Now, by the world, it is a lufty wench
Bap. Well, go with me, and be not fo discomfited,
Signior Petruchio, will you go with us,
Say, that the frowns, I'll fay, the looks as clear
S CEN E IV.
Good morrow, Kate; for that's your name, I hear.
They call me Catharine, that do talk of me.
Pet. You lye, in faith, for you are call'd plain Kate.
Cath. Mov'd?-in good time-let him that mov'd
Remove you hence; I knew you at the firft