The Taming of the Shrew
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Enter Petruchio, and his man Grumio.Enter Petruchio and his man Grumio TS I.ii.1
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Verona, for a while I take my leaue,Verona, for a while I take my leave, TS I.ii.1
To see my friends in Padua; but of allTo see my friends in Padua, but of all TS I.ii.2
My best beloued and approued friendMy best beloved and approved friend, TS I.ii.3
Hortensio: & I trow this is his house:Hortensio; and I trow this is his house.trow (v.)think, expect, believeTS I.ii.4
Heere sirra Grumio, knocke I say.Here, sirrah Grumio, knock, I say.sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]TS I.ii.5
Gru. GRUMIO 
Knocke sir? whom should I knocke? Is there any Knock, sir? Whom should I knock? Is there any TS I.ii.6
man ha's rebus'd your worship?man has rebused your worship?rebuse (v.)
old form: rebus'd
malapropism for ‘abuse’
TS I.ii.7
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Villaine I say, knocke me heere soundly.Villain, I say, knock me here soundly.villain (n.)
old form: Villaine
scoundrel, rogue, rascal
TS I.ii.8
Gru. GRUMIO 
Knocke you heere sir? Why sir, what am I sir,Knock you here, sir? Why, sir, what am I, sir, TS I.ii.9
that I should knocke you heere sir.that I should knock you here, sir? TS I.ii.10
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Villaine I say, knocke me at this gate,Villain, I say, knock me at this gate, TS I.ii.11
And rap me well, or Ile knocke your knaues pate.And rap me well, or I'll knock your knave's pate.pate (n.)head, skullTS I.ii.12
knave (n.)
old form: knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
Gru. GRUMIO 
My Mr is growne quarrelsome: / I should knocke you first,My master is grown quarrelsome. I should knock you first, TS I.ii.13
And then I know after who comes by the worst.And then I know after who comes by the worst. TS I.ii.14
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Will it not be?Will it not be? TS I.ii.15
'Faith sirrah, and you'l not knocke, Ile ring it,Faith, sirrah, an you'll not knock, I'll ring it.and, an (conj.)if, whetherTS I.ii.16
Ile trie how you can Sol,Fa, and sing it.I'll try how you can sol-fa and sing it.sol-fa (v.)
old form: Sol,Fa
sing a scale, make a tune
TS I.ii.17
try (v.)
old form: trie
prove, ascertain, find out
He rings him by the earesHe wrings him by the ears TS I.ii.18
Gru. GRUMIO 
Helpe mistris helpe, my master is mad.Help, masters, help! My master is mad. TS I.ii.18
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Now knocke when I bid you: sirrah villaine.Now knock when I bid you, sirrah villain. TS I.ii.19
Enter Hortensio.Enter Hortensio TS I.ii.20
Hor. HORTENSIO 
How now, what's the matter? My olde friendHow now, what's the matter? My old friend TS I.ii.20
Grumio, and my good friend Petruchio? How do you allGrumio and my good friend Petruchio! How do you all TS I.ii.21
at Verona?at Verona? TS I.ii.22
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Signior Hortensio, come you to part the fray?Signor Hortensio, come you to part the fray? TS I.ii.23
Contutti le core bene trobatto, may I say.Con tutto il cuore ben trovato, may I say. TS I.ii.24
Hor. HORTENSIO 
Alla nostra casa bene venuto Alla nostra casa ben venuto, TS I.ii.25
multo honorata signior mio Petruchio.Molto honorato signor mio Petruchio. TS I.ii.26
Rise Grumio rise, we will compound this quarrell.Rise, Grumio, rise. We will compound this quarrel.compound (v.)agree, settleTS I.ii.27
Gru. GRUMIO 
Nay 'tis no matter sir, what he leges in Latine. If Nay, 'tis no matter, sir, what he 'leges in Latin. If'lege (v.)
old form: leges
allege
TS I.ii.28
this be not a lawfull cause for me to leaue his seruice,this be not a lawful cause for me to leave his service, TS I.ii.29
looke you sir: He bid me knocke him, & rap him look you, sir. He bid me knock him and rap him TS I.ii.30
soundly sir. Well, was it fit for a seruant to vse his soundly, sir. Well, was it fit for a servant to use hisuse (v.)
old form: vse
treat, deal with, manage
TS I.ii.31
master so, being perhaps (for ought I see) two and thirty, master so, being perhaps, for aught I see, two and thirty,aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
TS I.ii.32
a peepe out? a pip out?pip (n.)
old form: peepe
mark on a playing card [as used in the game of ‘one-and-thirty’]
TS I.ii.33
Whom would to God I had well knockt at first,Whom would to God I had well knocked at first, TS I.ii.34
then had not Grumio come by the worst.Then had not Grumio come by the worst. TS I.ii.35
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
A sencelesse villaine: good Hortensio,A senseless villain. Good Hortensio,senseless (adj.)
old form: sencelesse
lacking in sense, stupid, foolish
TS I.ii.36
I bad the rascall knocke vpon your gate,I bade the rascal knock upon your gate,bid (v.), past form bade
old form: bad
command, order, enjoin, tell
TS I.ii.37
And could not get him for my heart to do it.And could not get him for my heart to do it.heart, for myfor my lifeTS I.ii.38
Gru. GRUMIO 
Knocke at the gate? O heauens: spake you notKnock at the gate? O heavens! Spake you not TS I.ii.39
these words plaine? Sirra, Knocke me heere: rappe me heere: these words plain, ‘ Sirrah, knock me here, rap me here, TS I.ii.40
knocke me well, and knocke me soundly? And come you knock me well, and knock me soundly ’? And come you TS I.ii.41
now with knocking at the gate?now with ‘ knocking at the gate ’? TS I.ii.42
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Sirra be gone, or talke not I aduise you.Sirrah, be gone, or talk not, I advise you. TS I.ii.43
Hor. HORTENSIO 
Petruchio patience, I am Grumio's pledge:Petruchio, patience, I am Grumio's pledge.pledge (n.)guarantor, suretyTS I.ii.44
Why this a heauie chance twixr him and you,Why, this's a heavy chance 'twixt him and you,chance (n.)event, occurrence, situation [especially, bad]TS I.ii.45
heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
Your ancient trustie pleasant seruant Grumio:Your ancient, trusty, pleasant servant Grumio.ancient, aunchient (adj.)long-established, long-standingTS I.ii.46
pleasant (adj.)merry, festive, jolly
And tell me now (sweet friend) what happie galeAnd tell me now, sweet friend, what happy gale TS I.ii.47
Blowes you to Padua heere, from old Verona?Blows you to Padua here from old Verona? TS I.ii.48
Petr.PETRUCHIO 
Such wind as scatters yongmen throgh ye world,Such wind as scatters young men through the world TS I.ii.49
To seeke their fortunes farther then at home,To seek their fortunes farther than at home, TS I.ii.50
Where small experience growes but in a few.Where small experience grows. But in a few,few, in (a)in few words, in short, in briefTS I.ii.51
Signior Hortensio, thus it stands with me,Signor Hortensio, thus it stands with me:stand (v.)be, appearTS I.ii.52
Antonio my father is deceast,Antonio, my father, is deceased, TS I.ii.53
And I haue thrust my selfe into this maze,And I have thrust myself into this maze,maze (n.)chance wandering about, labyrinthine businessTS I.ii.54
Happily to wiue and thriue, as best I may:Haply to wive and thrive as best I may.haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luckTS I.ii.55
Crownes in my purse I haue, and goods at home,Crowns in my purse I have, and goods at home,crown (n.)coin [usually showing a monarch's crown], English value: 5 shilllingsTS I.ii.56
And so am come abroad to see the world.And so am come abroad to see the world.abroad (adv.)away from home, out of the houseTS I.ii.57
Hor. HORTENSIO 
Petruchio, shall I then come roundly to thee,Petruchio, shall I then come roundly to theecome (v.)speak, talk, express oneselfTS I.ii.58
roundly (adv.)plainly, to the point, straight out
And wish thee to a shrew'd ill-fauour'd wife?And wish thee to a shrewd ill-favoured wife?ill-favoured (adj.)
old form: ill-fauour'd
ugly, unattractive, unsightly
TS I.ii.59
shrewd (adj.)shrewish, bad-tempered, difficult
wish (v.)commend, recommend
Thou'dst thanke me but a little for my counsell:Thou'dst thank me but a little for my counsel, TS I.ii.60
And yet Ile promise thee she shall be rich,And yet I'll promise thee she shall be rich, TS I.ii.61
And verie rich: but th'art too much my friend,And very rich. But th' art too much my friend, TS I.ii.62
And Ile not wish thee to her.And I'll not wish thee to her. TS I.ii.63
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Signior Hortensio, 'twixt such friends as wee,Signor Hortensio, 'twixt such friends as we TS I.ii.64
Few words suffice: and therefore, if thou knowFew words suffice; and therefore, if thou know TS I.ii.65
One rich enough to be Petruchio's wife:One rich enough to be Petruchio's wife –  TS I.ii.66
(As wealth is burthen of my woing dance)As wealth is burden of my wooing dance – burden, burthen (n.)bass accompaniment [in a song]TS I.ii.67
Be she as foule as was Florentius Loue,Be she as foul as was Florentius' love,Florentius (n.)knight in Gower's 'Confessio Amantis' who married an ugly woman in return for the answer to a riddle on which his life dependedTS I.ii.68
foul (adj.)
old form: foule
plain-looking, unattractive, ugly
As old as Sibell, and as curst and shrow'dAs old as Sibyl, and as curst and shrewdSibyl, Sybilla (n.)priestess inspired by Apollo, her prophecies being written on leaves; Apollo granted her as many years of life as she could hold grains of sand in her handTS I.ii.69
curst (adj.)bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, cross
shrewd (adj.)
old form: shrow'd
shrewish, bad-tempered, difficult
As Socrates Zentippe, or a worse:As Socrates' Xanthippe, or a worse,Xanthippe (n.)[pron: zan'tipay] wife of Socrates, 5th-c BCTS I.ii.70
Socrates (n.)[pron: 'sokrateez] Greek philosopher, 5th-c BC
She moues me not, or not remoues at leastShe moves me not, or not removes at leastmove (v.)
old form: moues
shake one's resolve, alter one's position
TS I.ii.71
Affections edge in me. Were she is as roughAffection's edge in me, were she as roughaffection (n.)fancy, inclination, desireTS I.ii.72
edge (n.)ardour, keen desire
As are the swelling Adriaticke seas.As are the swelling Adriatic seas. TS I.ii.73
I come to wiue it wealthily in Padua:I come to wive it wealthily in Padua; TS I.ii.74
If wealthily, then happily in Padua.If wealthily, then happily in Padua. TS I.ii.75
Gru. GRUMIO 
Nay looke you sir, hee tels you flatly what hisNay, look you, sir, he tells you flatly what hisflatly (adv.)plainly, straight, bluntlyTS I.ii.76
minde is: why giue him Gold enough, and marrie him to mind is. Why, give him gold enough and marry him tomind (n.)
old form: minde
intention, purpose, intent
TS I.ii.77
a Puppet or an Aglet babie, or an old trot with ne're aa puppet or an aglet-baby, or an old trot with ne'er aaglet-baby (n.)
old form: Aglet babie
[unclear meaning] small ornamental figure forming the tag of a lace
TS I.ii.78
trot (n.)old woman, hag
tooth in her head, though she haue as manie diseases tooth in her head, though she have as many diseases TS I.ii.79
as two and fiftie horses. Why nothing comes amisse, soas two and fifty horses. Why, nothing comes amiss, so TS I.ii.80
monie comes withall.money comes withal. TS I.ii.81
Hor. HORTENSIO 
Petruchio, since we are stept thus farre in,Petruchio, since we are stepped thus far in,step in (v.)
old form: stept
move forward, go along
TS I.ii.82
I will continue that I broach'd in iest,I will continue that I broached in jest.broach (v.)
old form: broach'd
raise, introduce into conversation
TS I.ii.83
I can Petruchio helpe thee to a wifeI can, Petruchio, help thee to a wife TS I.ii.84
With wealth enough, and yong and beautious,With wealth enough, and young and beauteous, TS I.ii.85
Brought vp as best becomes a Gentlewoman.Brought up as best becomes a gentlewoman.become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate toTS I.ii.86
Her onely fault, and that is faults enough,Her only fault – and that is faults enough –  TS I.ii.87
Is, that she is intollerable curst,Is that she is intolerable curst,curst (adj.)bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, crossTS I.ii.88
intolerable (adv.)
old form: intollerable
excessively, exceedingly, extremely
And shrow'd, and froward, so beyond all measure,And shrewd and froward so beyond all measureshrewd (adj.)
old form: shrow'd
shrewish, bad-tempered, difficult
TS I.ii.89
froward (adj.)perverse, obstinate, wilful, ungovernable
That were my state farre worser then it is,That, were my state far worser than it is,state (n.)estate, property, wealth, meansTS I.ii.90
I would not wed her for a mine of Gold.I would not wed her for a mine of gold. TS I.ii.91
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Hortensio peace: thou knowst not golds effect,Hortensio, peace. Thou know'st not gold's effect. TS I.ii.92
Tell me her fathers name, and 'tis enough:Tell me her father's name and 'tis enough. TS I.ii.93
For I will boord her, though she chide as loudFor I will board her though she chide as loudboard (v.)
old form: boord
accost, address, approach, tackle
TS I.ii.94
As thunder, when the clouds in Autumne cracke.As thunder when the clouds in autumn crack.chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveTS I.ii.95
Hor. HORTENSIO 
Her father is Baptista Minola,Her father is Baptista Minola, TS I.ii.96
An affable and courteous Gentleman,An affable and courteous gentleman. TS I.ii.97
Her name is Katherina Minola,Her name is Katherina Minola, TS I.ii.98
Renown'd in Padua for her scolding tongue.Renowned in Padua for her scolding tongue. TS I.ii.99
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
I know her father, though I know not her,I know her father, though I know not her, TS I.ii.100
And he knew my deceased father well:And he knew my deceased father well. TS I.ii.101
I wil not sleepe Hortensio til I see her,I will not sleep, Hortensio, till I see her, TS I.ii.102
And therefore let me be thus bold with you,And therefore let me be thus bold with you TS I.ii.103
To giue you ouer at this first encounter,To give you over at this first encounter,give over (v.)
old form: giue ouer
desert, leave, abandon
TS I.ii.104
Vnlesse you wil accompanie me thither.Unless you will accompany me thither. TS I.ii.105
Gru. GRUMIO 
I pray you Sir let him go while the humor lasts.I pray you, sir, let him go while the humour lasts.humour (n.)
old form: humor
fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
TS I.ii.106
A my word, and she knew him as wel as I do, she wouldO' my word, an she knew him as well as I do, she wouldand, an (conj.)if, whetherTS I.ii.107
thinke scolding would doe little good vpon him. Shee may think scolding would do little good upon him. She may TS I.ii.108
perhaps call him halfe a score Knaues, or so: Why that's perhaps call him half a score knaves or so. Why, that'sknave (n.)
old form: Knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
TS I.ii.109
nothing; and he begin once, hee'l raile in his rope trickes. nothing; an he begin once, he'll rail in his rope-tricks.rail (v.)
old form: raile
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
TS I.ii.110
rope-trick (n.)
old form: rope trickes
[unclear meaning] possibly a malapropism of ‘rhetoric’ or ‘rope-rhetoric’ [i.e. bombastic rhetoric]
and, an (conj.)if, whether
Ile tell you what sir, and she stand him but a litle, he I'll tell you what, sir, an she stand him but a little, hestand (v.)withstand, endure, stand up toTS I.ii.111
and, an (conj.)if, whether
wil throw a figure in her face, and so disfigure hir with will throw a figure in her face, and so disfigure her withfigure (n.)figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoricTS I.ii.112
it, that shee shal haue no more eies to see withall then a it that she shall have no more eyes to see withal than a TS I.ii.113
Cat: you know him not sir.cat. You know him not, sir. TS I.ii.114
Hor. HORTENSIO 
Tarrie Petruchio, I must go with thee,Tarry, Petruchio, I must go with thee,tarry (v.)
old form: Tarrie
stay, remain, linger
TS I.ii.115
For in Baptistas keepe my treasure is:For in Baptista's keep my treasure is.keep (n.)
old form: keepe
keeping, custody, care
TS I.ii.116
He hath the Iewel of my life in hold,He hath the jewel of my life in hold,hold (n.)guard, custody, confinementTS I.ii.117
His yongest daughter, beautiful Bianca,His youngest daughter, beautiful Bianca, TS I.ii.118
And her with-holds from me. Other moreAnd her withholds from me and other more, TS I.ii.119
Suters to her, and riuals in my Loue:Suitors to her and rivals in my love, TS I.ii.120
Supposing it a thing impossible,Supposing it a thing impossible, TS I.ii.121
For those defects I haue before rehearst,For those defects I have before rehearsed,rehearse (v.)
old form: rehearst
relate, recount, give an account of
TS I.ii.122
That euer Katherina wil be woo'd:That ever Katherina will be wooed. TS I.ii.123
Therefore this order hath Baptista tane,Therefore this order hath Baptista ta'en,order (n.)arrangement, disposition, directionTS I.ii.124
That none shal haue accesse vnto Bianca,That none shall have access unto Bianca TS I.ii.125
Til Katherine the Curst, haue got a husband.Till Katherine the curst have got a husband.curst (adj.)bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, crossTS I.ii.126
Gru. GRUMIO 
Katherine the curst,Katherine the curst, TS I.ii.127
A title for a maide, of all titles the worst.A title for a maid of all titles the worst. TS I.ii.128
Hor. HORTENSIO 
Now shal my friend Petruchio do me grace,Now shall my friend Petruchio do me grace,grace (n.)favour, good willTS I.ii.129
And offer me disguis'd in sober robes,And offer me disguised in sober robessober (adj.)subdued in colour, somberTS I.ii.130
To old Baptista as a schoole-masterTo old Baptista as a schoolmaster TS I.ii.131
Well seene in Musicke, to instruct Bianca,Well seen in music, to instruct Bianca,seen, well
old form: seene
well-versed, with good qualifications
TS I.ii.132
That so I may by this deuice at leastThat so I may by this device at leastdevice (n.)
old form: deuice
plot, stratagem, trick
TS I.ii.133
Haue leaue and leisure to make loue to her,Have leave and leisure to make love to her, TS I.ii.134
And vnsuspected court her by her selfe. And unsuspected court her by herself. TS I.ii.135
Gru. GRUMIO 
Heere's no knauerie. See, to beguile the olde-folkes, Here's no knavery! See, to beguile the old folks,beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trickTS I.ii.136
knavery (n.)
old form: knauerie
roguish trick, rouguery, trickery
how the young folkes lay their heads together.how the young folks lay their heads together. TS I.ii.137
Enter Gremio and Lucentio disgused.Enter Gremio, and Lucentio disguised as Cambio, a TS I.ii.138.1
schoolmaster TS I.ii.138.2
Master, master, looke about you: Who goes there? ha.Master, master, look about you. Who goes there, ha? TS I.ii.138
Hor. HORTENSIO 
Peace Grumio, it is the riuall of my Loue.Peace, Grumio. It is the rival of my love. TS I.ii.139
Petruchio stand by a while.Petruchio, stand by a while. TS I.ii.140
Grumio. GRUMIO 
A proper stripling, and an amorous.A proper stripling and an amorous!proper (adj.)good-looking, handsome, comelyTS I.ii.141
They stand asidenote (n.)list, record, rollTS I.ii.142
Gremio. GREMIO 
O very well, I haue perus'd the note:O, very well – I have perused the note. TS I.ii.142
Hearke you sir, Ile haue them verie fairely bound,Hark you, sir, I'll have them very fairly bound – fairly (adv.)
old form: fairely
neatly, elegantly, handsomely, beautifully
TS I.ii.143
All bookes of Loue, see that at any hand,All books of love, see that at any hand – hand, at / in anyin any case, at any rateTS I.ii.144
see (v.)see to, manage, attend to
And see you reade no other Lectures to her:And see you read no other lectures to her.lecture (n.)classroom lessonTS I.ii.145
You vnderstand me. Ouer and besideYou understand me. Over and beside TS I.ii.146
Signior Baptistas liberalitie,Signor Baptista's liberality, TS I.ii.147
Ile mend it with a Largesse. Take your paper too,I'll mend it with a largess. Take your paper too.mend (v.)supplement, augmentTS I.ii.148
largess (n.)
old form: Largesse
free gift, generous present
And let me haue them verie wel perfum'd;And let me have them very well perfumed, TS I.ii.149
For she is sweeter then perfume it selfeFor she is sweeter than perfume itself TS I.ii.150
To whom they go to: what wil you reade to her.To whom they go to. What will you read to her? TS I.ii.151
Luc. LUCENTIO 
What ere I reade to her, Ile pleade for you,Whate'er I read to her, I'll plead for you TS I.ii.152
As for my patron, stand you so assur'd,As for my patron, stand you so assured,assured (adj.)
old form: assur'd
certain, definite, sure
TS I.ii.153
stand (v.)act as, be, hold good as
As firmely as your selfe were still in place,As firmly as yourself were still in place,place, inpresent, attending, at handTS I.ii.154
Yea and perhaps with more successefull wordsYea, and perhaps with more successful words TS I.ii.155
Then you; vnlesse you were a scholler sir.Than you, unless you were a scholar, sir. TS I.ii.156
Gre. GREMIO 
Oh this learning, what a thing it is.O this learning, what a thing it is! TS I.ii.157
Gru. GRUMIO  
(aside)woodcock (n.)
old form: Woodcocke
type of game bird, thought to be easily tricked or snared; simpleton
TS I.ii.158
Oh this Woodcocke, what an Asse it is.O this woodcock, what an ass it is! TS I.ii.158
Petru. PETRUCHIO  
(aside)sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]TS I.ii.159
Peace sirra.Peace, sirrah. TS I.ii.159
Hor. HORTENSIO  
(aside) TS I.ii.160.1
Grumio mum: God saue you signior Gremio.Grumio, mum! (Coming forward) God save you, Signor Gremio.mum (int.)be quiet, shushTS I.ii.160
Gre. GREMIO 
And you are wel met, Signior Hortensio.And you are well met, Signor Hortensio. TS I.ii.161
Trow you whither I am going? To Baptista Minola,Trow you whither I am going? To Baptista Minola.trow (v.)know, guess, imagineTS I.ii.162
I promist to enquire carefullyI promised to enquire carefully TS I.ii.163
About a schoolemaster for the faire Bianca,About a schoolmaster for the fair Bianca, TS I.ii.164
And by good fortune I haue lighted wellAnd by good fortune I have lighted welllight on (v.)come across, meet with, chance uponTS I.ii.165
On this yong man: For learning and behauiourOn this young man, for learning and behaviour TS I.ii.166
Fit for her turne, well read in PoetrieFit for her turn, well read in poetryturn (n.)
old form: turne
need, requirement, purpose [especially in the phrase ‘serve one's turn’ = meet one's need]
TS I.ii.167
And other bookes, good ones, I warrant ye.And other books – good ones, I warrant ye.warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmTS I.ii.168
Hor. HORTENSIO 
'Tis well: and I haue met a Gentleman'Tis well. And I have met a gentleman TS I.ii.169
Hath promist me to helpe one to another,Hath promised me to help me to another, TS I.ii.170
A fine Musitian to instruct our Mistris,A fine musician to instruct our mistress. TS I.ii.171
So shal I no whit be behinde in dutieSo shall I no whit be behind in duty TS I.ii.172
To faire Bianca, so beloued of me.To fair Bianca, so beloved of me. TS I.ii.173
Gre. GREMIO 
Beloued of me, and that my deeds shal proue.Beloved of me, and that my deeds shall prove. TS I.ii.174
Gru. GRUMIO  
(aside)bag (n.)money-bag, purseTS I.ii.175
And that his bags shal proue.And that his bags shall prove. TS I.ii.175
Hor. HORTENSIO 
Gremio, 'tis now no time to vent our loue,Gremio, 'tis now no time to vent our love.vent (v.)utter, express, air, proclaimTS I.ii.176
Listen to me, and if you speake me faire,Listen to me, and if you speak me fair,fair (adv.)
old form: faire
kindly, encouragingly, courteously
TS I.ii.177
Ile tel you newes indifferent good for either.I'll tell you news indifferent good for either.indifferent (adv.)equally, alike, correspondinglyTS I.ii.178
Heere is a Gentleman whom by chance I metHere is a gentleman whom by chance I met, TS I.ii.179
Vpon agreement from vs to his liking,Upon agreement from us to his liking, TS I.ii.180
Will vndertake to woo curst Katherine,Will undertake to woo curst Katherine,curst (adj.)bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, crossTS I.ii.181
Yea, and to marrie her, if her dowrie please.Yea, and to marry her, if her dowry please. TS I.ii.182
Gre. GREMIO 
So said, so done, is well:So said, so done, is well. TS I.ii.183
Hortensio, haue you told him all her faults?Hortensio, have you told him all her faults? TS I.ii.184
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
I know she is an irkesome brawling scold:I know she is an irksome brawling scold.scold (n.)abusive woman, quarrellerTS I.ii.185
If that be all Masters, I heare no harme.If that be all, masters, I hear no harm. TS I.ii.186
Gre. GREMIO 
No, sayst me so, friend? What Countreyman?No, say'st me so, friend? What countryman? TS I.ii.187
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Borne in Verona, old Butonios sonne:Born in Verona, old Antonio's son. TS I.ii.188
My father dead, my fortune liues for me,My father dead, my fortune lives for me, TS I.ii.189
And I do hope, good dayes and long, to see.And I do hope good days and long to see. TS I.ii.190
Gre. GREMIO 
Oh sir, such a life with such a wife, were strange:O sir, such a life with such a wife were strange. TS I.ii.191
But if you haue a stomacke, too't a Gods name,But if you have a stomach, to't a God's name – a (prep.)variant form of 'in'TS I.ii.192
stomach (n.)
old form: stomacke
wish, inclination, desire
You shal haue me assisting you in all.You shall have me assisting you in all. TS I.ii.193
But will you woo this Wilde-cat?But will you woo this wildcat? TS I.ii.194.1
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Will I liue?Will I live? TS I.ii.194.2
Gru. GRUMIO 
Wil he woo her? I: or Ile hang her.Will he woo her? Ay, or I'll hang her. TS I.ii.195
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Why came I hither, but to that intent?Why came I hither but to that intent?intent (n.)intention, purpose, aimTS I.ii.196
Thinke you, a little dinne can daunt mine eares?Think you a little din can daunt mine ears? TS I.ii.197
Haue I not in my time heard Lions rore?Have I not in my time heard lions roar? TS I.ii.198
Haue I not heard the sea, puft vp with windes,Have I not heard the sea, puffed up with winds, TS I.ii.199
Rage like an angry Boare, chafed with sweat?Rage like an angry boar chafed with sweat?chafe (v.)enrage, irritate, angerTS I.ii.200
Haue I not heard great Ordnance in the field?Have I not heard great ordnance in the field,ordnance, ordinance (n.)cannon, artilleryTS I.ii.201
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
And heauens Artillerie thunder in the skies?And heaven's artillery thunder in the skies? TS I.ii.202
Haue I not in a pitched battell heardHave I not in a pitched battle heard TS I.ii.203
Loud larums, neighing steeds, & trumpets clangue?Loud 'larums, neighing steeds, and trumpets' clang?alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)
old form: larums
disturbance, turbulence, trouble, loud noise
TS I.ii.204
And do you tell me of a womans tongue?And do you tell me of a woman's tongue, TS I.ii.205
That giues not halfe so great a blow to heare,That gives not half so great a blow to hear TS I.ii.206
As wil a Chesse-nut in a Farmers fire.As will a chestnut in a farmer's fire? TS I.ii.207
Tush, tush, feare boyes with bugs.Tush, tush, fear boys with bugs!bug (n.)bogey, bugbear, imaginary terrorTS I.ii.208.1
fear (v.)
old form: feare
frighten, scare, terrify, daunt
Gru. GRUMIO 
For he feares none.For he fears none. TS I.ii.208.2
Grem. GREMIO 
Hortensio hearke:Hortensio, hark. TS I.ii.209
This Gentleman is happily arriu'd,This gentleman is happily arrived,happily (adv.)opportunely, propitiously, with good fortuneTS I.ii.210
My minde presumes for his owne good, and yours.My mind presumes, for his own good and yours. TS I.ii.211
Hor. HORTENSIO 
I promist we would be Contributors,I promised we would be contributors TS I.ii.212
And beare his charge of wooing whatsoere.And bear his charge of wooing, whatsoe'er.charge (n.)expense, cost, outlayTS I.ii.213
Gremio. GREMIO 
And so we wil, prouided that he win her.And so we will – provided that he win her. TS I.ii.214
Gru. GRUMIO 
I would I were as sure of a good dinner.I would I were as sure of a good dinner. TS I.ii.215
Enter Tranio braue, and Enter Tranio, bravely dressed as Lucentio, and TS I.ii.216.1
Biondello.Biondello TS I.ii.216.2
Tra. TRANIO 
Gentlemen God saue you. If I may be boldGentlemen, God save you. If I may be bold,bravely (adv.)in fine clothes, splendidly dressedTS I.ii.216
Tell me I beseech you, which is the readiest wayTell me, I beseech you, which is the readiest wayready (adj.)easy, quick, convenientTS I.ii.217
To the house of Signior Baptista Minola?To the house of Signor Baptista Minola? TS I.ii.218
Bion. BIONDELLO 
He that ha's the two faire daughters: ist he He that has the two fair daughters – is't he TS I.ii.219
you meane?you mean? TS I.ii.220
Tra. TRANIO 
Euen he Biondello.Even he, Biondello. TS I.ii.221
Gre. GREMIO 
Hearke you sir, you meane not her to---Hark you, sir, you mean not her too? TS I.ii.222
Tra. TRANIO 
Perhaps him and her sir, what haue you to do?Perhaps him and her, sir. What have you to do? TS I.ii.223
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Not her that chides sir, at any hand I pray.Not her that chides, sir, at any hand, I pray.chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveTS I.ii.224
hand, at / in anyin any case, at any rate
Tranio. TRANIO 
I loue no chiders sir: Biondello, let's away.I love no chiders, sir. Biondello, let's away.chider (n.)quarreller, abusive personTS I.ii.225
Luc LUCENTIO  
(aside) TS I.ii.226
Well begun Tranio.Well begun, Tranio. TS I.ii.226.1
Hor. HORTENSIO 
Sir, a word ere you go:Sir, a word ere you go. TS I.ii.226.2
Are you a sutor to the Maid you talke of, yea or no?Are you a suitor to the maid you talk of, yea or no? TS I.ii.227
Tra. TRANIO 
And if I be sir, is it any offence?And if I be, sir, is it any offence? TS I.ii.228
Gremio.GREMIO 
No: if without more words you will get you hence.No, if without more words you will get you hence. TS I.ii.229
Tra. TRANIO 
Why sir, I pray are not the streets as freeWhy, sir, I pray, are not the streets as free TS I.ii.230
For me, as for you?For me as for you? TS I.ii.231.1
Gre. GREMIO 
But so is not she.But so is not she. TS I.ii.231.2
Tra. TRANIO 
For what reason I beseech you.For what reason, I beseech you? TS I.ii.232.1
Gre. GREMIO 
For this reason if you'l kno,For this reason, if you'll know, TS I.ii.232.2
That she's the choise loue of Signior Gremio.That she's the choice love of Signor Gremio.choice (adj.)
old form: choise
chosen, specially worthy, excellent
TS I.ii.233
Hor. HORTENSIO 
That she's the chosen of signior Hortensio.That she's the chosen of Signor Hortensio. TS I.ii.234
Tra. TRANIO 
Softly my Masters: If you be GentlemenSoftly, my masters! If you be gentlemen,softly (adv.)slowly, gentlyTS I.ii.235
Do me this right: heare me with patience.Do me this right – hear me with patience. TS I.ii.236
Baptista is a noble Gentleman,Baptista is a noble gentleman, TS I.ii.237
To whom my Father is not all vnknowne,To whom my father is not all unknown, TS I.ii.238
And were his daughter fairer then she is,And were his daughter fairer than she is, TS I.ii.239
She may more sutors haue, and me for one.She may more suitors have and me for one. TS I.ii.240
Faire Ladaes daughter had a thousand wooers,Fair Leda's daughter had a thousand wooers,Leda (n.)[pron: 'leeda] daughter of Thestius; loved by Jove, who turned himself into a swan to seduce herTS I.ii.241
Leda (n.)[pron: 'leeda] daughter of Thestius; loved by Jove, who turned himself into a swan to seduce her
Then well one more may faire Bianca haue;Then well one more may fair Bianca have. TS I.ii.242
And so she shall: Lucentio shal make one,And so she shall. Lucentio shall make one, TS I.ii.243
Though Paris came, in hope to speed alone.Though Paris came, in hope to speed alone.Paris (n.)youngest son of Priam and Hecuba; he stole Helen away from her Greek husband, Menelaus, causing the Trojan wars; character in Troilus and CressidaTS I.ii.244
speed (v.)meet with success, prosper, flourish
Gre. GREMIO 
What, this Gentleman will out-talke vs all.What, this gentleman will out-talk us all! TS I.ii.245
Luc. LUCENTIO 
Sir giue him head, I know hee'l proue a Iade.Sir, give him head, I know he'll prove a jade.head (n.)power, strength, scopeTS I.ii.246
jade (n.)
old form: Iade
worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Hortensio, to what end are all these words?Hortensio, to what end are all these words? TS I.ii.247
Hor. HORTENSIO 
Sir, let me be so bold as aske you,Sir, let me be so bold as ask you, TS I.ii.248
Did you yet euer see Baptistas daughter?Did you yet ever see Baptista's daughter? TS I.ii.249
Tra. TRANIO 
No sir, but heare I do that he hath two:No, sir, but hear I do that he hath two; TS I.ii.250
The one, as famous for a scolding tongue,The one as famous for a scolding tongue TS I.ii.251
As is the other, for beauteous modestie.As is the other for beauteous modesty. TS I.ii.252
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Sir, sir, the first's for me, let her go by.Sir, sir, the first's for me, let her go by. TS I.ii.253
Gre. GREMIO 
Yea, leaue that labour to great Hercules,Yea, leave that labour to great Hercules,Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievementsTS I.ii.254
And let it be more then Alcides twelue.And let it be more than Alcides' twelve.Alcides (n.)[pron: al'siydeez] original name of Hercules, after his grandfather AlceusTS I.ii.255
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
Sir vnderstand you this of me (insooth)Sir, understand you this of me in sooth,sooth (n.)truthTS I.ii.256
The yongest daughter whom you hearken for,The youngest daughter whom you hearken forhearken for (v.)desire, be attracted toTS I.ii.257
Her father keepes from all accesse of sutors,Her father keeps from all access of suitors, TS I.ii.258
And will not promise her to any man,And will not promise her to any man TS I.ii.259
Vntill the elder sister first be wed.Until the elder sister first be wed. TS I.ii.260
The yonger then is free, and not before.The younger then is free, and not before. TS I.ii.261
Tranio. TRANIO 
If it be so sir, that you are the manIf it be so, sir, that you are the man TS I.ii.262
Must steed vs all, and me amongst the rest:Must stead us all – and me amongst the rest – stead (v.)
old form: steed
help, assist, benefit
TS I.ii.263
And if you breake the ice, and do this seeke,And if you break the ice and do this feat, TS I.ii.264
Atchieue the elder: set the yonger free,Achieve the elder, set the younger free TS I.ii.265
For our accesse, whose hap shall be to haue her,For our access – whose hap shall be to have herhap (n.)fortune, lot, fateTS I.ii.266
Wil not so gracelesse be, to be ingrate.Will not so graceless be to be ingrate.ingrate (adj.)ungrateful, unthankful, unappreciativeTS I.ii.267
Hor. HORTENSIO 
Sir you say wel, and wel you do conceiue,Sir, you say well, and well you do conceive.conceive (v.)
old form: conceiue
understand, comprehend, follow
TS I.ii.268
And since you do professe to be a sutor,And since you do profess to be a suitor, TS I.ii.269
You must as we do, gratifie this Gentleman,You must, as we do, gratify this gentleman,gratify (v.)
old form: gratifie
reward, repay, show gratitude for
TS I.ii.270
To whom we all rest generally beholding.To whom we all rest generally beholding.beholding (adj.)beholden, obliged, indebtedTS I.ii.271
Tranio. TRANIO 
Sir, I shal not be slacke, in signe whereof,Sir, I shall not be slack. In sign whereof,slack (adj.)
old form: slacke
less attentive, remiss, lax
TS I.ii.272
Please ye we may contriue this afternoone,Please ye we may contrive this afternoon,contrive (v.)
old form: contriue
pass the time, spend, while away
TS I.ii.273
And quaffe carowses to our Mistresse health,And quaff carouses to our mistress' health,carouse (n.)
old form: carowses
toast, long draught, cup filled to the brim to be downed in one go
TS I.ii.274
quaff (v.)
old form: quaffe
drink down, take a long draught of
And do as aduersaries do in law,And do as adversaries do in law, TS I.ii.275
Striue mightily, but eate and drinke as friends.Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. TS I.ii.276
Gru.Bion.GRUMIO and BIONDELLO 
Oh excellent motion: fellowes let's be gon.O excellent motion! Fellows, let's be gone.motion (n.)proposal, proposition, suggestion, offerTS I.ii.277
Hor. HORTENSIO 
The motions good indeed, and be it so,The motion's good indeed, and be it so. TS I.ii.278
Petruchio, I shal be your Been venuto. Petruchio, I shall be your ben venuto.ben venuto (n.)
old form: Been
warm welcome
TS I.ii.279
Exeunt.Exeunt TS I.ii.279
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