What, in my sight? Bianca, get thee in.
What, will you not suffer me? Nay, now I see
She is your treasure, she must have a husband;
dance bare-foot on her wedding day
And for your love to her lead apes in hell.
Talk not to me: I will go sit
Till I can find occasion of revenge.
Was ever gentleman thus grieved as I?
But who comes here?
Enter GREMIO, LUCENTIO in the habit of a mean man; PETRUCHIO, with HORTENSIO as a musician; and
TRANIO, with BIONDELLO bearing a lute and books
Good morrow, neighbour Baptista.
Good morrow, neighbour Gremio.
God save you, gentlemen!
And you, good sir! Pray, have you not a daughter
Call'd Katharina, fair and virtuous?
I have a daughter, sir, called Katharina.
You are too blunt: go to it orderly.
You wrong me, Signior Gremio: give me leave.
I am a gentleman of Verona, sir,
That, hearing of her beauty
and her wit,
Her affability and bashful modesty,
Her wondrous qualities and mild behavior,
Am bold to show
myself a forward guest
Within your house, to make mine eye the witness
Of that report which I so oft
And, for an entrance to my entertainment,
I do present you with a man of mine,
Cunning in music and the mathematics,
To instruct her fully in those sciences,
Whereof I know she is not
Accept of him, or else you do me wrong:
His name is Licio, born in Mantua.
You're welcome, sir; and he, for your good sake.
But for my daughter Katharina, this I know,
She is not for
your turn, the more my grief.
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd,
and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
See our FAQ for more details.