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Pet. Nay, come, Kate, come; you must not look fo four.
Kath. It is my fashion, when I fee, a crab.
Pet. Why, here's no crab; and therefore look not four.
Kath. There is, there is.
Kath. Had I a glafs, I would.
Pet. What, you mean my face?
Kath. Well aim'd of fuch a young one.
Pet. Now, by faint George, I am too young for you.
Pet. Tis with cares.
Kath. I care not.
Pet. Nay, hear you, Kate: in footh, you 'fcape not fo.
Kath. I chafe you, if I tarry; let me go.
For thou art pleafant, gamefome, paffing courteous,
Kath. Go, fool, and whom thou keep'it command".
Go fool, and exhon thou keep ft command.] This is exactly the Пocáμ imitacos of Theocritus, Eid. xv. v. 93. and yet i would not be pofitive that Shakspeare had ever read even a tranf bition of Theocritus. Tin....IIT.
Pet. Did ever Dian fo become a grove,
And then let Kate be chafte, and Dian sportful!
Kath, Yes; keep you warm.
Pet. Marry, fo I mean, fweet Katharine, in thy bed: And therefore, fetting all this chat afide, Thus in plain terms:-Your father hath confented. That you fhall be my wife; your dowry 'greed on; And, will you, nill you, I will marry you. Now, Kate, I am a husband for your turn; For, by this light, whereby I fee thy beauty, (Thy beauty, that doth make me like thee well) Thou must be married to no man but me: For I am he am born to tame you, Kate; And bring you from a wild Cat to a Kate 3 Conformable, as other houthold Kates. Here comes your father; never make denial, I muft and will have Katharine to my wife.
Am I not wife?
Yes; keep you warm.]
So, in Beaumont and Fletcher's Scornful Lady:
- your house has been kept warm, fir.
"I am glad to hear it; pray God, you are wife too." Again, in our poet's Much Ado about Nothing:
that if he has wit enough to keep himself warm." STEEVENS. 2-nill you,] So, in the Death of Robert Earl of Huntington,
"Will you or mill you, you must yet go in."
Again, in Damon and Pythias, 1582:
"Neede hath no law; will I, or nill I, it must be done." STEEVENS.
3 -a wild Kate to a Kate
Thus the folic, and the quarto 1631. The fecond folio readsa wild Kat to a Kate, &c. STEEVENS.
Re-enter Baptifta, Gremio, and Tranio.
Bap. Now, fignior Petruchio; how speed you
Pet. How but well, fir? how but well?
Kath. Call you me daughter? now, I promife you,
Pet. Father, 'tis thus,-yourself and all the world,
For fhe's not froward, but modeft as the dove;
Kath. I'll fee thee hang'd on Sunday first.
Tra. Is this your fpeeding? nay, then, good night our part!
Pet. Be patient, gentlemen; I chufe her for myself; If the and I be pleas'd, what's that to you? 'Tis bargain'd 'twixt us twain, being alone,
4 - a fecond Griffel; &c.] So, in the Fair Maid of Bristow, 1605, bl. 1.
"I will become as mild and dutiful
There is a play entered at Stationers' Hall, May 28, 1599, called "The plaie of Patient Griffel." Bocaccio was the inventor of the ftory, and Chaucer copied in it his Clerke of Oxenforde's Tale. STEEVENS.
That he fhall ftill be curft in company.
How much he loves me: Oh, the kindest Kate!
Bap. I know not what to fay: but give me your
God fend you joy, Petruchio! 'tis a match.
Gre. Tra. Amen, fay we; we will be witneffes. Pet. Father, and wife, and gentlemen, adieu; I will to Venice, Sunday comes apace:-We will have rings, and things, and fine array; And kifs me, Kate, we will be married o'Sunday. [Exeunt Petruchio, and Katharine feverally.
kifs on kifs She vy'd fo faft-— Vie and revye were terms at cards, now fuperfeded by the more modern word, brag. Our author has in another place, revyes us," which has been unneceffarily altered. The words were frequently ufed in a fenfe fomewhat remote from their original one. In the famous trial of the feven bishops, the chief juftice fays, "We must not permit vying and revying upon one another." See vol. iv. p. 126. FARMER.
6 -'tis a world to fee,] i. e. It is wonderful to fee. See vol. ii. p. 342. STEEVENS.
7 - a meacock wretch,] i. e, a timorous daftardly creature. So, in Decker's Honeft Whore, 1635:
"A woman's well holp up with fuch a meacock."
Again, in Glapthorne's Hollander, 1640:
They are like my hufband; mere meacocks verily." Again, in Apus and Virginia, 1575 :
As ftout as a stockfish, as meek as a meacock.
Gre. Was ever match clap'd up fo fuddenly? Bap. Faith, gentlemen, now I play a merchant's part,
And venture madly on a defperate mart. Tra. 'Twas a coinmodity lay fretting by you: "Twill bring you gain, or perifh on the feas.
Bap. The gain I feek is-quiet in the match. Gre. No doubt, but he hath got a quiet catch. But now, Baptifta, to your younger daughter;Now is the day we long have looked for; I am your neighbour, and was fuitor firft.
Tra. And I am one, that love Bianca more Than words can witnefs, or your thoughts can guefs. Gre. Youngling! thou canst not love fo dear as 1. Tra. Grey-beard! thy love doth freeze. Gre. But thine doth fry.
Skipper, ftand back; 'tis age that nourisheth.
"Tis deeds, muft win the prize; and he, of both, That can affure my daughter greatest dower, Shall have Bianca's love.
Say, fignior Gremio, what can you affure her?
But thine doth fry.] Old Gremio's notions are confirmed by Shadwell:
"The fire of love in youthful blood,
"Like fire in logs, it burns, and warms us long;
"And though the flame be not fo great,
"Yet is the heat as frong." JoHNSON.
A fimilar thought occurs in A Woman never Vex'd, a comedy by Rowley, 1632:
My old dry wood fhall make a lufty bonfire, when thy green chips lie hilling in the chimney-corner." STEEVENS.