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8ee, where she comes; and brings your froward
As prisoners to her womanly persuasion.—
Katharine, that cap of yours becomes you not;
Off with that bauble, throw it under foot.
o pulls off her of: and throws it down.
Wid. Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh,
Till I be brought to such a silly pass!
Bian. Fie! what a foolish duty call you this?
Luc. I would, your duty were as foolish too:
The wisdom of your duty, fair Bianca,
Hath cost me a #. crowns since supper-time.
Bian. The more fool you, for laying on my

uty. Pet. Koine, I charge thee, tell these headstrong women What §§ they do owe their lords and husbands. Wid. Come, come, vou're mocking; we will have no telling Pet. Come on, I say; and first begin with her. Wid. She shall not Pet. I say, she shall;-and first begin with her. Kath. Fie, fie! unknit that threat'ning unkind

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Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee,
And for thy maintenance: commits his body
To painful labour, both by sea and land;
To watch the night in storms, the day in cold,
While thou liest warm at home, secure and safe,
And craves no other tribute at thy hands,
But love, fair looks, and true obedience, -
Too little payment for so great a debt.
Such duty as the subject owes the prince,
Even such, a woman oweth to her husbani.
And, when she's froward, peevish, sullen, sour,
And, not obedient to his honest will,
What is she, but a foul contending rebel
And graceless traitor to her loving lord
I am asham'd, that women are so simple
To offer war, where they should kneel for peace,
Or seek for rule, supremacy, and sway,
When they are bound to serve, love, and obey.
Why are our bodies soft, and weak, and smooth,
Unapt to toil and trouble in the world;
But that our soft conditions,' and our hearts,
Should well agree with our external parts?
Come, come, you froward and unable worms!
My mind hath been as big as one of yours,
My heart as great; my reason, haply, more,
To bandy word for word, and łrown for frown
But now, I see our lances are but straws;
Our strength as weak, our weakness past com
That seeming to be most, which we least are.
Then vail your stomachs,” for it is no boot;
And place your hands below your husband's foot
In token of which duty, if he please,
M}o is ready, may it do him ease.
et. Why, there's a wench l—Come on, and kiss

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Vin. Tis a good hearing, when children are toward. Luc.

But a harsh hearing, when women are froward. Pet. Come, Kate, we'll to bed:– We three are married, but you two are sped. 'Twas I won the wager, though you hit the white;

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Of this play the two plots are so well united, that they can hardly be called two, without injury to the art, with which they are interwoven. attention is entertained with all the variety of a double plot, yet is not distracted by unconnected incidents.

The part between Katharine and Petruchio is eminently sprightly and diverting. At the marriage of Bianca, the arrival of the real father, perhaps, produces more perplexity than pleasure. The whole play is very popular and diverting.

(1) Gentle temper.

JOHNSON. (2) Abate your spirits.

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If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit Bohemia, on the sike occasion whereon my services are now on foot, you shall see, as I have said, great difference betwixt our Bohemia and your Sicilia. Cam. I think, this coming summer, the king of Sicilia means to pay Bohemia the visitation which ne justly owes him. rch. Wherein our entertainment shall shame us, we will be justified in our loves: for, indeed,— Cam. 'Beseech y ..?rch. Verily, I speak it in the freedom of my knowledge: we cannot with such magnificence— in so rare—I know not what to say.--—We will give you sleepy drinks; that your senses, unintelligent of our insufficience, may, though they cannot praise us, as little accuse us. Cam. You pay a great deal too dear, for what's given freely, ..Arch. Believe me, I speak as my understanding instructs me, and as mine honesty puts it to utterance. Cam. Sicilia cannot show himself over-kind to

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Bohemia. They were trained together in their childhoods; ...' there rooted betwixt them then such an affection, which cannot choose but branch now. Since their more mature dignities, and royal i.ecessities, made separation of their society, § encounters, though not personal, have been royally attornied with interchange of gifts, letters, ióving embassies; that they have seemed to be together, though absent; shook hands, as over a vast;" and embraced, as it were, from the ends of opposed winds. The heavens continue their loves! .drch. I think, there is not in the world either 1) Nobly supplied by substitution of embassies. {} Wide waste of country.

malice, or matter, to alter it. You have an unspeakable comfort o. young prince Mamillius; it is a gentleman of the greatest promise, that ever came into my note.

Cam. I very well agree with you in the hopes of him :, it is a gallant child; one that, indeed, physics the subject,” makes old hearts fresh: they, that went on crutches ere he was born, desire yet their life, to see him a man.

..}rch would they else be content to die?

Cam. Yes; if there were no other excuse why o should desire to iive.

rch. If the king had no son, they would desire

to live on crutches till he had one. [Exeunt.

SCE.N'E II.-The same. J1 room of state in the
§: Enter Leontes, Polixenes, Hermione,
Tamillius, Camillo, and attendants.
Pol. Nine changes of the wat'ry star have been
The shepherd's note, since we have left our throne
Without a burden: time as long again
Would be fill’d . my brother, with our thanks:
And yet we should, for perpetuity,
Go hence in debt: And therefore, like a cipher,
Yet standing in rich place, I multiply,
With one we-thank-you, many thousands more
That go before it.
Le Stay your thanks awhile;
you part.
- Sir, that's to-morrow.
I am question'd by my fears, of what may chance,
Or breed upon our absence: That may blow
No sneaping" winds at home, to make us say,
This is put forth too truly 1 Besides, I have stay'd
To tire your royalty.

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Leon. We are tougher, brother Than you can put us to't. Pol. No longer stay.

Leon. One seven-night longer.

ol. Very sooth, to-morrow. Leon. We’ll part the time between's then : and in that

(3) Affords a cordial to the state. (4) Nipping.

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unti You had drawn oaths from him, not to stay. You, sir, Charge him too o Tell him, you are sure, All in Bohemia's well: this satisfaction The by-gone day proclaim'd ; say this to him, He's beat from his best ward. Well said, Hermione.


Her. To tell, he longs to see his son, were strong: But let him say so then, and let him go; But let him swear so, and he shall not stay, We'll thwack him hence with distaffs.Yet of your royal presence [To Polixenes.] I'll ad


The borrow of a week. When at Bohemia
You take my lord, I'll give him my commission,
To let him there a month, behind the gest:
Prefix'd for his parting : yet, good deed,” Leontes,
I love thee not a jaro o' the clock behin
What lady she her lord.—You'll stay ?

Pol. No, madam.
Her. Nay, but you will ?

Her. Verily : You put me off with limber" vows: But I, Though you would seek to unsphere the stars with

I may not, verily.

oaths, Should yet say, Sir, no going. Verily, You shall not go; a lady's verily is As potent as a lord's. Will you go yet? Force Ine to keep you as a prisoner, Not like a guest; so you shall pay your fees, When you ** save your thanks. How say you My prisoner? or my guest? by your dread verily, One of them you shall be. Pol. Your guest then, madam: To be your prisoner, should import offending; Which is for me less easy to commit, Than you to punish. Her. Not your gaoler then, But your kind hostess. Come, I'll question you Of my lord's tricks, and yours, when you were

boys; You were pretty lordings” then. Pol. We were, fair queen, Two lads, that thought there was no more behind, But such a day to-morrow as to-day, And to be boy eternal. Her. Was not my lord the verier wago' the two? Pol. We were as twinn’d lambs, that did frisk i' the sun, And bleat the one at the other: what we chang'd, Was innocence for innocence; we knew not The doctrine of ill-doing, no, nor dream'd That any did : Had we pursued that life, And our weak spirits ne'er been higher rear'd

(1) Gests were the names of the stages where the king appointed to lie, during a royal progress.

(2) Indeed. , (3) Tick. (4) Flimsy.

(5) A diminutive of lords.

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To better purpose.
Her. Never ?

Her. What? have I twice

was’t before ? I pr’ythee, tell me: Cram us with praise, and

make us As fat as tame things: One good deed, dying

tongueless, Slaughters a thousand, waiting upon that. Qur praises are our wages: You may ride us, With one soft kiss, a thousand furlongs, ere With spur we heat an acre. But to the goal;§ last good was, to entreat his stay; What was my first 7 it has an elder sister, Or I mistake you: 0, would her name were Grace! But once besore I spoke to the purpose. When? No. let me have’t; I long.

Never, but once. said well ? when

- Why, that was when Three o months had sour'd themselves to eath, Ere I could make thee open thy white hand, And clap thyself my love; then didst thou utter, I am yours for ever. Her. It is Grace, indeed. Why, lo you now, I have spoke to the purpose twice: The one for ever earn’d a royal husband; The other, for some while a friend. [Giving her hand to Polixenes. Leon. Too hot, too hot: [..?side. To mingle friendship far, is mingling bloods. I have tremor cordis' on me: my heart dances; But not for ło joy.—This entertainment May a free face put on ; derive a liberty From heartiness, from bounty, fertile bosom, And well become the agent: it may, I grant': But to be paddling palms, and pinching fingers, As now they are; and making practis'd smiles, As in a looking-glass;–and then to sigh, as 'twere The mort o'the deer;" O, that is entertainment My bosom likes not, nor my brows.—Mamillius, Art thou my boy? JMam.

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6) Setting aside original sin.

! Trembling of the heart. 8) The tune played at the death of the deer. 9) Hearty fellow,

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