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As you shall well be satisfied withal.
Tra. See not your bride in these unreverent robes
Pet. Not I, believe me ; thus I'll visit her.
Pet. Good sooth, even thus; therefore have done with words;
(Exeunt PETRUCHIO, GRUMIO, and BIONDELLO
The rest discourse of other matters, and then follow Baptista. The wedding ensues; the particulars of which are thus gathered from one of the persons present :
Tranio. Signior Gremio! come you from church?
Gre. A bridegroom, say you ? 'tis a groom, indeed,
Tra. Curster than she? why, 'tis impossible.
Gre. Tut! she's a lamb, a dove, a fool to him.
Tra. What said the wench, when he arose again!
Gre. Trembled and shook; for why, he stamp'd and swore,
Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, BIANCA, BAPTISTA, HORTENS,
GRUMIO, and TRAIN.
Bap. Is't possible you will away to-night?
Pet. I must away to-day, before night come ;-
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,
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 :
Pet. They shall go forward, Kate, at thy command:
[Exeunt PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, and GRUMIO
SCENE.-A Hall in Petruchio's Country House.
Enter GRUMIO. Gru. Fye, fye on all tired jades! on all mad masters! and all foui ways ! Was ever man so beaten ? was ever man so rayed ?* was ever man so weary!
• Rayed, bewrayed, bemired.
I am sent before to make a fire, and they are coming after to warm them. Now, were not I a little pot, and soon hot, my very lips might freeze to my teeth, ere I should come by a fire to thaw me. Holla! hoa! Curtis.
Curt. Who is that, calls so coldly?
Gru. A piece of ice. If thou doubt it, thou may'st slide from my shoulder to my heel, with no greater run but my head and my neck. A fire, good Curtis.
Curt. Is my master and his wife coming, Grumio?
Gru. She was, good Curtis, before this frost : but thou knowest, winter tames man, woman and beast; for it hath tamed my old master, and my new mistress, and myself, fellow Curtis. -We came down a foul hill, my mas. ter riding behind my mistress.
Curt. Both on one horse?
Gru. Tell thou the tale.-But had'st thou not crossed me, thou should'st have heard how her horse fell, and she under her horse; thou should'st have heard, in how miry a place: how she was bemoiled, how he left her with the horse upon her; how he beat me because her horse stumbled; how she waded through the dirt to pluck him off me; how he swore; how she prayed—that never prayed before; how I cried; how the horses ran away, how her bridle was burst, how I lost my crupper;-with many things of worthy memory which now shall die in oblivion, and thou return inex. perienced to thy grave.
Curt. By this reckoning, he is more shrew than she.
Gru. Ay, and that thou and the proudest of you all shall find, when he-silence !- I hear my master.
Enter PETRUCHIO and KATHARINA.
Pet. Where be these knaves ? What, no man at the door,
Pet. Here, sir! here, sir ! here, sir! here, sir !
Gru. Here, sir; as foolish as I was before.
Pet. You peasant gwain!
Gru. Nathaniel's coat, sir, was not fully made,
And Gabriel's pumps were all unpink'd i' the heel ;
[Exeunt some of the Servants. " Where is the life that late I led"
[Sings Where are those Sit down, Kate, and welcome. Soud, soud, soud, soud !*
Re-enter SERVANTS, with supper Why, when, I say?
-Nay, good sweet Kate, be merry. off with my boots, you rogues, you villains; when ? * It was the friar of orders grey
[Sings. As he forth walked on his way:-" Out, out, you rogue! You pluck my foot awry: Take that, and mend the plucking off the other.
[Strikes him. Be merry, Kate :—Some water here; what, ho! Where's my spaniel Troilus ?-Sirrah, get you hence, And bid my cousin Ferdinand come hither :
[Exit Sero. One, Kate, that you must kiss, and be acquainted with. — Where are my slippers ?-Shall I have some water?
(A bason is presented to him Come, Kate, and wash, and welcome heartily
[Servant lets the ewer fall You villain! will you let it fall ?
[Strikes him. Kath. Patience, I pray you ; 'twas a fault unwilling.
Pet. A beetle-headed, flat-ear'd knave!
Who brought it? 1st Sero.
[Throws the meat, &c., about the stage
• Soud, Soud, an expression of heat and weariness,