The Taming of the Shrew
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Enter Katherina and Bianca.Enter Katherina, and Bianca with her hands tied TS II.i.
Bian.BIANCA 
Good sister wrong me not, nor wrong your self,Good sister, wrong me not, nor wrong yourself, TS II.i.1
To make a bondmaide and a slaue of mee,To make a bondmaid and a slave of me.bondmaid (n.)
old form: bondmaide
slave girl
TS II.i.2
That I disdaine: but for these other goods,That I disdain. But for these other gauds,gaud (n.)gaudy toy, showy plaything, trinketTS II.i.3
Vnbinde my hands, Ile pull them off my selfe,Unbind my hands, I'll pull them off myself, TS II.i.4
Yea all my raiment, to my petticoate,Yea, all my raiment, to my petticoat,petticoat (n.)
old form: petticoate
long skirt
TS II.i.5
raiment (n.)clothing, clothes, dress
Or what you will command me, wil I do,Or what you will command me will I do, TS II.i.6
So well I know my dutie to my elders.So well I know my duty to my elders. TS II.i.7
Kate. KATHERINA 
Of all thy sutors heere I charge telOf all thy suitors here I charge thee tell TS II.i.8
Whom thou lou'st best: see thou dissemble not.Whom thou lov'st best. See thou dissemble not.dissemble (v.)deceive, disguise the truth, pretendTS II.i.9
Bianca. BIANCA 
Beleeue me sister, of all the men aliue,Believe me, sister, of all men alive TS II.i.10
I neuer yet beheld that speciall face,I never yet beheld that special face TS II.i.11
Which I could fancie, more then any other.Which I could fancy more than any other.fancy (v.)
old form: fancie
like, love, admire
TS II.i.12
Kate. KATHERINA 
Minion thou lyest: Is't not Hortensio?Minion, thou liest. Is't not Hortensio?minion (n.)hussy, jade, minxTS II.i.13
Bian. BIANCA 
If you affect him sister, heere I sweareIf you affect him, sister, here I swearaffect (v.)love, like, be fond ofTS II.i.14
Ile pleade for you my selfe, but you shal haue him.I'll plead for you myself but you shall have him. TS II.i.15
Kate. KATHERINA 
Oh then belike you fancie riches more,O then, belike, you fancy riches more.belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seemsTS II.i.16
fancy (v.)
old form: fancie
like, love, admire
You wil haue Gremio to keepe you faire.You will have Gremio to keep you fair.fair (adj.)
old form: faire
handsome, good-looking, beautiful
TS II.i.17
Bian. BIANCA 
Is it for him you do enuie me so?Is it for him you do envy me so?envy, envy at (v.)
old form: enuie
show malice [towards], hate, regard with ill will
TS II.i.18
Nay then you iest, and now I wel perceiueNay then you jest, and now I well perceive TS II.i.19
You haue but iested with me all this while:You have but jested with me all this while. TS II.i.20
I prethee sister Kate, vntie my hands.I prithee, sister Kate, untie my hands. TS II.i.21
Ka. KATHERINA 
Strikes herStrikes her TS II.i.22
If that be iest, then all the rest was so. If that be jest, then all the rest was so. TS II.i.22
Enter Baptista.Enter Baptistadame (n.)woman, girlTS II.i.23
insolence (n.)overbearing pride, haughtiness, presumptuous arrogance
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Why how now Dame, whence growes this insolence? Why, how now, dame, whence grows this insolence? TS II.i.23
Bianca stand aside, poore gyrle she weepes:Bianca, stand aside. Poor girl, she weeps. TS II.i.24
He unties her hands TS II.i.25
Go ply thy Needle, meddle not with her.Go ply thy needle, meddle not with her. TS II.i.25
For shame thou Hilding of a diuellish spirit,(to Katherina) For shame, thou hilding of a devilish spirit,hilding (n.)good-for-nothing, worthless individualTS II.i.26
Why dost thou wrong her, that did nere wrong thee?Why dost thou wrong her that did ne'er wrong thee? TS II.i.27
When did she crosse thee with a bitter word?When did she cross thee with a bitter word?cross (v.)
old form: crosse
afflict, plague, go against
TS II.i.28
Kate. KATHERINA 
Her silence flouts me, and Ile be reueng'd.Her silence flouts me, and I'll be revenged.flout (v.)insult, abuse, mockTS II.i.29
Flies after BiancaShe flies after Bianca TS II.i.30
Bap. BAPTISTA 
What in my sight? Bianca get thee in. What, in my sight? Bianca, get thee in. TS II.i.30
Exit.Exit Bianca TS II.i.30
Kate. KATHERINA 
What will you not suffer me: Nay now I seeWhat, will you not suffer me? Nay, now I seesuffer (v.)put up with, tolerate, do nothing aboutTS II.i.31
She is your treasure, she must haue a husband,She is your treasure, she must have a husband. TS II.i.32
I must dance bare-foot on her wedding day,I must dance bare-foot on her wedding-day, TS II.i.33
And for your loue to her, leade Apes in hell.And for your love to her lead apes in hell. TS II.i.34
Talke not to me, I will go sit and weepe,Talk not to me, I will go sit and weep, TS II.i.35
Till I can finde occasion of reuenge.Till I can find occasion of revenge.occasion (n.)circumstance, opportunityTS II.i.36
Exit Katherina TS II.i.36
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Was euer Gentleman thus greeu'd as I?Was ever gentleman thus grieved as I?grieve (v.)
old form: greeu'd
vex, hurt, trouble
TS II.i.37
But who comes heere.But who comes here? TS II.i.38
Enter Gremio, Lucentio, in Enter Gremio, with Lucentio, disguised as Cambio, in TS II.i.39.1
the habit of a meane man, Petruchio with the habit of a mean man; Petruchio, with Hortensio, TS II.i.39.2
Tranio, disguised as Licio; and Tranio, disguised as Lucentio, TS II.i.39.3
with his boy bearing a Lute and Bookes.with his boy, Biondello, bearing a lute and books TS II.i.39.4
Gre. GREMIO 
Good morrow neighbour Baptista.Good morrow, neighbour Baptista.mean (adj.)
old form: meane
lowly, humble, poor
TS II.i.39
morrow (n.)morning
habit (n.)dress, clothing, costume
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Good morrow neighbour Gremio: God saueGood morrow, neighbour Gremio. God save TS II.i.40
you Gentlemen.you, gentlemen. TS II.i.41
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
And you good sir: pray haue you not a daughter, And you, good sir. Pray have you not a daughter TS II.i.42
cal'd Katerina, faire and vertuous.Called Katherina, fair and virtuous? TS II.i.43
Bap. BAPTISTA 
I haue a daughter sir, cal'd Katerina.I have a daughter, sir, called Katherina. TS II.i.44
Gre. GREMIO 
You are too blunt, go to it orderly.You are too blunt, go to it orderly.orderly (adv.)according to the rules, properly, in the prescribed wayTS II.i.45
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
You wrong me signior Gremio, giue me leaue.You wrong me, Signor Gremio, give me leave. TS II.i.46
I am a Gentleman of Verona sir,I am a gentleman of Verona, sir, TS II.i.47
That hearing of her beautie, and her wit,That hearing of her beauty and her wit,wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityTS II.i.48
Her affability and bashfull modestie:Her affability and bashful modesty, TS II.i.49
Her wondrous qualities, and milde behauiour,Her wondrous qualities and mild behaviour, TS II.i.50
Am bold to shew my selfe a forward guestAm bold to show myself a forward guest TS II.i.51
Within your house, to make mine eye the witnesseWithin your house, to make mine eye the witness TS II.i.52
Of that report, which I so oft haue heard,Of that report which I so oft have heard.oft (adv.)oftenTS II.i.53
And for an entrance to my entertainment,And for an entrance to my entertainmententertainment (n.)pleasant reception, favourable welcomeTS II.i.54
entrance (n.)admission, right of entering, entrance-fee
I do present you with a man of mineI do present you with a man of mine, TS II.i.55
(presenting Hortensio)cunning (adj.)knowledgeable, skilful, cleverTS II.i.56
Cunning in Musicke, and the Mathematickes,Cunning in music and the mathematics, TS II.i.56
To instruct her fully in those sciences,To instruct her fully in those sciences,science (n.)area of knowledge, field of learningTS II.i.57
Whereof I know she is not ignorant,Whereof I know she is not ignorant. TS II.i.58
Accept of him, or else you do me wrong,Accept of him, or else you do me wrong. TS II.i.59
His name is Litio, borne in Mantua.His name is Licio, born in Mantua. TS II.i.60
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Y'are welcome sir, and he for your good sake.Y'are welcome, sir, and he for your good sake. TS II.i.61
But for my daughter Katerine, this I know,But for my daughter Katherine, this I know, TS II.i.62
She is not for your turne, the more my greefe.She is not for your turn, the more my grief.turn (n.)
old form: turne
need, requirement, purpose [especially in the phrase ‘serve one's turn’ = meet one's need]
TS II.i.63
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
I see you do not meane to part with her,I see you do not mean to part with her, TS II.i.64
Or else you like not of my companie.Or else you like not of my company. TS II.i.65
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Mistake me not, I speake but as I finde,Mistake me not, I speak but as I find. TS II.i.66
Whence are you sir? What may I call your name.Whence are you, sir? What may I call your name? TS II.i.67
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Petruchio is my name, Antonio's sonne,Petruchio is my name, Antonio's son, TS II.i.68
A man well knowne throughout all Italy.A man well known throughout all Italy. TS II.i.69
Bap. BAPTISTA 
I know him well: you are welcome for his sake.I know him well. You are welcome for his sake. TS II.i.70
Gre. GREMIO 
Sauing your tale Petruchio, I pray Saving your tale, Petruchio, I praysaving (prep.)
old form: Sauing
with all respect to, without offence to
TS II.i.71
let vs that are poore petitioners speake too? Let us that are poor petitioners speak too. TS II.i.72
Bacare, you are meruaylous forward.Baccare! You are marvellous forward.baccare, backare (v.)[mock Latin] back, stand back, give placeTS II.i.73
marvellous (adv.)
old form: meruaylous
very, extremely, exceedingly
forward (adj.)insistent, demanding, eager
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Oh, Pardon me signior Gremio, I would faine be doing.O pardon me, Signor Gremio, I would fain be doing.fain (adv.)
old form: faine
gladly, willingly
TS II.i.74
Gre. GREMIO 
I doubt it not sir. But you will curse / Your wooing I doubt it not, sir, but you will curse your wooing. TS II.i.75
neighbors: this is a guift / Very gratefull, I am (to Baptista) Neighbour, this is a gift very grateful, I amgrateful (adj.)pleasing, agreeable, gratifyingTS II.i.76
sure of it, to expresse / The like kindnesse my selfe, that haue sure of it. To express the like kindness, myself, that haveexpress (v.)
old form: expresse
show, reveal, display
TS II.i.77
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
beene / More kindely beholding to you then any: / Freely giue been more kindly beholding to you than any, freely givebeholding (adj.)beholden, obliged, indebtedTS II.i.78
vnto this yong Scholler, that unto you this young scholar (presenting Lucentio) that TS II.i.79
hath / Beene long studying at Rhemes, as cunning / In Greeke, hath been long studying at Rheims, as cunning in Greek,cunning (adj.)knowledgeable, skilful, cleverTS II.i.80
Latine, and other Languages, / As the other in Musicke and Latin, and other languages, as the other in music and TS II.i.81
Mathematickes: / His name is Cambio: pray accept his mathematics. His name is Cambio. Pray accept his TS II.i.82
seruice.service. TS II.i.83
Bap. BAPTISTA 
A thousand thankes signior Gremio: / Welcome A thousand thanks, Signor Gremio. Welcome, TS II.i.84
good Cambio. But gentle sir, / Me thinkes you good Cambio. (To Tranio) But, gentle sir, methinks youmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems /seemed to meTS II.i.85
walke like a stranger, / May I be so bold, to know the cause walk like a stranger. May I be so bold to know the cause TS II.i.86
of your comming?of your coming? TS II.i.87
Tra. TRANIO 
Pardon me sir, the boldnesse is mine owne,Pardon me, sir, the boldness is mine own TS II.i.88
That being a stranger in this Cittie heere,That, being a stranger in this city here, TS II.i.89
Do make my selfe as utor to your daughter,Do make myself a suitor to your daughter, TS II.i.90
Vnto Bianca, faire and vertuous:Unto Bianca, fair and virtuous. TS II.i.91
Nor is your firme resolue vnknowne to me,Nor is your firm resolve unknown to me TS II.i.92
In the preferment of the eldest sister.In the preferment of the eldest sister.preferment (n.)advancement, promotionTS II.i.93
This liberty is all that I request,This liberty is all that I request –  TS II.i.94
That vpon knowledge of my Parentage,That, upon knowledge of my parentage, TS II.i.95
I may haue welcome 'mongst the rest that woo,I may have welcome 'mongst the rest that woo, TS II.i.96
And free accesse and fauour as the rest.And free access and favour as the rest. TS II.i.97
And toward the education of your daughters:And toward the education of your daughters TS II.i.98
I heere bestow a simple instrument,I here bestow a simple instrument, TS II.i.99
And this small packet of Greeke and Latine bookes:And this small packet of Greek and Latin books. TS II.i.100
Biondello steps forward with the lute and the books TS II.i.101
If you accept them, then their worth is great:If you accept them, then their worth is great. TS II.i.101
Bap. BAPTISTA  
(opening one of the books) TS II.i.102
Lucentio is your name, of whence I pray.Lucentio is your name? Of whence, I pray? TS II.i.102
Tra. TRANIO 
Of Pisa sir, sonne to Vincentio.Of Pisa, sir, son to Vincentio. TS II.i.103
Bap. BAPTISTA 
A mightie man of Pisa by report,A mighty man of Pisa. By reportmighty (adj.)
old form: mightie
influential, important, leading
TS II.i.104
I know him well: you are verie welcome sir:I know him well. You are very welcome, sir. TS II.i.105
Take you the Lute, and you the set of bookes, (to Hortensio) Take you the lute, (to Lucentio) and you the set of books. TS II.i.106
You shall go see your Pupils presently.You shall go see your pupils presently.presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceTS II.i.107
Holla, within.Holla, within! TS II.i.108.1
Enter a Seruant.Enter a Servant TS II.i.108
Sirrah, leade these GentlemenSirrah, lead these gentlemen TS II.i.108.2
To my daughters, and tell them bothTo my daughters, and tell them both TS II.i.109
These are their Tutors, bid them vse them well,These are their tutors. Bid them use them well. TS II.i.110
Exit Servant, conducting Hortensio TS II.i.110.1
and Lucentio, followed by Biondello TS II.i.110.2
We will go walke a little in the Orchard,We will go walk a little in the orchard,orchard (n.)gardenTS II.i.111
And then to dinner: you are passing welcome,And then to dinner. You are passing welcome,passing (adv.)very, exceedingly, extremelyTS II.i.112
And so I pray you all to thinke your selues.And so I pray you all to think yourselves. TS II.i.113
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Signior Baptista, my businesse asketh haste,Signor Baptista, my business asketh haste,ask (v.)demand, require, call forTS II.i.114
And euerie day I cannot come to woo,And every day I cannot come to woo. TS II.i.115
You knew my father well, and in him me,You knew my father well, and in him me, TS II.i.116
Left solie heire to all his Lands and goods,Left solely heir to all his lands and goods,solely (adv.)
old form: solie
alone, by oneself
TS II.i.117
Which I haue bettered rather then decreast,Which I have bettered rather than decreased. TS II.i.118
Then tell me, if I get your daughters loue,Then tell me, if I get your daughter's love, TS II.i.119
What dowrie shall I haue with her to wife.What dowry shall I have with her to wife? TS II.i.120
Bap. BAPTISTA 
After my death, the one halfe of my Lands,After my death the one half of my lands, TS II.i.121
And in possession twentie thousand Crownes.And in possession twenty thousand crowns.crown (n.)coin [usually showing a monarch's crown], English value: 5 shilllingsTS II.i.122
possession (n.)actual holding, real ownership, immediate possession
Pet PETRUCHIO 
And for that dowrie, Ile assure her ofAnd, for that dowry I'll assure her of TS II.i.123
Her widdow-hood, be it that she suruiue meHer widowhood – be it that she survive me – widowhood (n.)
old form: widdow-hood
estate settled upon a widow, widow's rights
TS II.i.124
In all my Lands and Leases whatsoeuer,In all my lands and leases whatsoever. TS II.i.125
Let specialties be therefore drawne betweene vs,Let specialties be therefore drawn between us,specialty (n.)sealed contract, special agreementTS II.i.126
That couenants may be kept on either hand.That covenants may be kept on either hand.covenant (n.)
old form: couenants
contract, legal agreement, compact
TS II.i.127
Bap. BAPTISTA 
I, when the speciall thing is well obtain'd,Ay, when the special thing is well obtained, TS II.i.128
That is her loue: for that is all in all.That is, her love; for that is all in all. TS II.i.129
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Why that is nothing: for I tell you father,Why, that is nothing. For I tell you, father, TS II.i.130
I am as peremptorie as she proud minded:I am as peremptory as she proud-minded;peremptory (adj.)
old form: peremptorie
determined, resolved, absolutely decided
TS II.i.131
And where two raging fires meete together,And where two raging fires meet together, TS II.i.132
They do consume the thing that feedes their furie.They do consume the thing that feeds their fury. TS II.i.133
Though little fire growes great with little winde,Though little fire grows great with little wind, TS II.i.134
yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all:Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all. TS II.i.135
So I to her, and so she yeelds to me,So I to her, and so she yields to me, TS II.i.136
For I am rough, and woo not like a babe.For I am rough and woo not like a babe. TS II.i.137
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Well maist thou woo, and happy be thy speed:Well mayst thou woo, and happy be thy speed.speed (n.)fate, lot, fortuneTS II.i.138
But be thou arm'd for some vnhappie words.But be thou armed for some unhappy words.unhappy (adj.)
old form: vnhappie
objectionable, harsh, bad-tempered
TS II.i.139
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
I to the proofe, as Mountaines are for windes,Ay, to the proof, as mountains are for winds,proof (n.)
old form: proofe
tested strength, proven power of resistance, impenetrability
TS II.i.140
That shakes not, though they blow perpetually.That shakes not though they blow perpetually. TS II.i.141
Enter Hortensio with his head broke.Enter Hortensio with his head brokebreak (v.)graze, bruise, cut openTS II.i.142
Bap. BAPTISTA 
How now my friend, why dost thou looke so pale?How now, my friend, why dost thou look so pale? TS II.i.142
Hor. HORTENSIO 
For feare I promise you, if I looke pale.For fear, I promise you, if I look pale. TS II.i.143
Bap. BAPTISTA 
What, will my daughter proue a good Musitian? What, will my daughter prove a good musician? TS II.i.144
Hor. HORTENSIO 
I thinke she'l sooner proue a souldier,I think she'll sooner prove a soldier. TS II.i.145
Iron may hold with her, but neuer Lutes.Iron may hold with her, but never lutes.hold (v.)stay unbroken, hold out [in a fight]TS II.i.146
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Why then thou canst not break her to the Lute?Why then, thou canst not break her to the lute?break (v.)train, discipline, mouldTS II.i.147
Hor. HORTENSIO 
Why no, for she hath broke the Lute to me:Why no, for she hath broke the lute to me. TS II.i.148
I did but tell her she mistooke her frets,I did but tell her she mistook her frets,fret (n.)ridge for guiding the fingers on the neck of a lute [or similar instrument]TS II.i.149
And bow'd her hand to teach her fingering,And bowed her hand to teach her fingering,bow (v.)
old form: bow'd
make to bend, cause to bend
TS II.i.150
When (with a most impatient diuellish spirit)When, with a most impatient devilish spirit, TS II.i.151
Frets call you these? (quoth she) Ile fume with them:‘ Frets, call you these?’ quoth she, ‘ I'll fume with them.’quoth (v.)saidTS II.i.152
fret (n.)irritation, annoyance, vexation
fume (v.)be in a rage, show anger
And with that word she stroke me on the head,And with that word she struck me on the head, TS II.i.153
And through the instrument my pate made way,And through the instrument my pate made way,pate (n.)head, skullTS II.i.154
And there I stood amazed for a while,And there I stood amazed for a while,amazed (adj.)dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmedTS II.i.155
As on a Pillorie, looking through the Lute,As on a pillory, looking through the lute, TS II.i.156
While she did call me Rascall, Fidler,While she did call me rascal fiddler TS II.i.157
And twangling Iacke, with twentie such vilde tearmes,And twangling Jack, with twenty such vile terms,Jack (n.)
old form: Iacke
Jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
TS II.i.158
twangling (adj.)twanging, resounding, jingling
As had she studied to misvse me so.As had she studied to misuse me so. TS II.i.159
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Now by the world, it is a lustie Wench,Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench.wench (n.)girl, lassTS II.i.160
lusty (adj.)
old form: lustie
merry, cheerful, lively
I loue her ten times more then ere I did,I love her ten times more than e'er I did. TS II.i.161
Oh how I long to haue some chat with her.O, how I long to have some chat with her! TS II.i.162
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Wel go with me, and be not so discomfited.Well, go with me, and be not so discomfited.discomfit (v.)discourage, disconcert, dejectTS II.i.163
Proceed in practise with my yonger daughter,Proceed in practice with my younger daughter,practice (n.)
old form: practise
occupation, profession, line of work
TS II.i.164
She's apt to learne, and thankefull for good turnes:She's apt to learn and thankful for good turns.apt (adj.)fit, ready, preparedTS II.i.165
Signior Petruchio, will you go with vs,Signor Petruchio, will you go with us, TS II.i.166
Or shall I send my daughter Kate to you.Or shall I send my daughter Kate to you? TS II.i.167
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
I pray you do. I pray you do. TS II.i.168.1
Exit. Manet Petruchio.Exeunt all but Petruchioattend (v.)await, wait for, expectTS II.i.168
Ile attend her heere,I'll attend her here, TS II.i.168.2
And woo her with some spirit when she comes,And woo her with some spirit when she comes. TS II.i.169
Say that she raile, why then Ile tell her plaine,Say that she rail, why then I'll tell her plainrail (v.)
old form: raile
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
TS II.i.170
She sings as sweetly as a Nightinghale:She sings as sweetly as a nightingale. TS II.i.171
Say that she frowne, Ile say she lookes as cleereSay that she frown, I'll say she looks as clearclear (adj.)
old form: cleere
serene, cheerful, unclouded
TS II.i.172
As morning Roses newly washt with dew:As morning roses newly washed with dew. TS II.i.173
Say she be mute, and will not speake a word,Say she be mute and will not speak a word, TS II.i.174
Then Ile commend her volubility,Then I'll commend her volubility,commend (v.)praise, admire, extolTS II.i.175
And say she vttereth piercing eloquence:And say she uttereth piercing eloquence.piercing (adj.)moving, touching, poignantTS II.i.176
If she do bid me packe, Ile giue her thankes,If she do bid me pack, I'll give her thanks,pack (v.)
old form: packe
take [oneself] off, be off, depart
TS II.i.177
As though she bid me stay by her a weeke:As though she bid me stay by her a week. TS II.i.178
If she denie to wed, Ile craue the dayIf she deny to wed, I'll crave the daydeny (v.)
old form: denie
refuse, decline, scorn
TS II.i.179
crave (v.)
old form: craue
need, demand, require
crave (v.)
old form: craue
beg, entreat, request
When I shall aske the banes, and when be married.When I shall ask the banns, and when be married. TS II.i.180
But heere she comes, and now Petruchio speake.But here she comes, and now, Petruchio, speak. TS II.i.181
Enter Katerina.Enter Katherinamorrow (n.)morningTS II.i.182
Good morrow Kate, for thats your name I heare.Good morrow, Kate – for that's your name, I hear. TS II.i.182
Kate. KATHERINA 
Well haue you heard, but something hard of hearing:Well have you heard, but something hard of hearing;something (adv.)a little, to some extentTS II.i.183
They call me Katerine, that do talke of me.They call me Katherine that do talk of me. TS II.i.184
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
You lye infaith, for you are call'd plaine Kate,You lie, in faith, for you are called plain Kate, TS II.i.185
And bony Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst:And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst.bonny (adj.)
old form: bony
fine, beautiful, splendid
TS II.i.186
curst (adj.)bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, cross
But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendome,But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom, TS II.i.187
Kate of Kate-hall, my super-daintie Kate,Kate of Kate Hall, my super-dainty Kate,super-dainty (adj.)
old form: super-daintie
supremely excellent
TS II.i.188
For dainties are all Kates, and therefore KateFor dainties are all Kates, and therefore, Kate,dainty (n.)delicacy, choice foodstuffTS II.i.189
Take this of me, Kate of my consolation,Take this of me, Kate of my consolation – consolation (n.)comfort, good cheer, contentmentTS II.i.190
Hearing thy mildnesse prais'd in euery Towne,Hearing thy mildness praised in every town, TS II.i.191
Thy vertues spoke of, and thy beautie sounded,Thy virtues spoke of, and thy beauty sounded,sound (v.)cry out, declare, proclaimTS II.i.192
Yet not so deepely as to thee belongs,Yet not so deeply as to thee belongs,deeply (adv.)
old form: deepely
loudly, sonorously, resoundingly
TS II.i.193
My selfe am moou'd to woo thee for my wife.Myself am moved to woo thee for my wife.move (v.)
old form: moou'd
arouse, affect, stir [by emotion]
TS II.i.194
Kate. KATHERINA 
Mou'd, in good time, let him that mou'd you hetherMoved, in good time! Let him that moved you hithertime, in goodindeedTS II.i.195
Remoue you hence: I knew you at the firstRemove you hence. I knew you at the first TS II.i.196
You were a mouable.You were a movable. TS II.i.197.1
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Why, what's a mouable?Why, what's a movable? TS II.i.197.2
Kat. KATHERINA 
A ioyn'd stoole.A joint-stool.joint-stool, join-stool, joined-stool (n.)
old form: ioyn'd stoole
well-made stool [by a joiner] [also used in phrases of ridicule]
TS II.i.198.1
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Thou hast hit it: come sit on me.Thou hast hit it. Come, sit on me. TS II.i.198.2
Kate. KATHERINA 
Asses are made to beare, and so are you.Asses are made to bear, and so are you. TS II.i.199
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Women are made to beare, and so are you.Women are made to bear, and so are you. TS II.i.200
Kate. KATHERINA 
No such Iade as you, if me you meane.No such jade as you, if me you mean.jade (n.)
old form: Iade
[contemptuous] wretch, worthless individual
TS II.i.201
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Alas good Kate, I will not burthen thee,Alas, good Kate, I will not burden thee!burden, burthen (v.)charge, accuse, lay onTS II.i.202
For knowing thee to be but yong and light.For knowing thee to be but young and light – light (adj.)joyful, merry, light-heartedTS II.i.203
Kate. KATHERINA 
Too light for such a swaine as you to catch,Too light for such a swain as you to catch,swain (n.)
old form: swaine
[contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
TS II.i.204
And yet as heauie as my waight should be.And yet as heavy as my weight should be. TS II.i.205
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Shold be, should: buzze.Should be? Should – buzz!buzz (int.)impatient request for silence (usually because news is already known)TS II.i.206.1
buzzard (n.)ignoramus, stupid person; also: inferior kind of hawk
buzz (n.)
old form: buzze
rumour, whisper, report
take (v.)make use of, seize on
Kate. KATHERINA 
Well tane, and like a buzzard.Well ta'en, and like a buzzard. TS II.i.206.2
Pet.PETRUCHIO 
Oh slow-wing'd Turtle, shal a buzard take thee?O slow-winged turtle, shall a buzzard take thee?turtle (n.)turtle-dove, loverTS II.i.207
Kat. KATHERINA 
I for a Turtle, as he takes a buzard.Ay, for a turtle, as he takes a buzzard.buzzard (n.)
old form: buzard
[unclear meaning] night-flying insect; cockchafer
TS II.i.208
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Come, come you Waspe, y'faith you are too angrie.Come, come, you wasp, i'faith, you are too angry. TS II.i.209
Kate. KATHERINA 
If I be waspish, best beware my sting.If I be waspish, best beware my sting. TS II.i.210
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
My remedy is then to plucke it out.My remedy is then to pluck it out. TS II.i.211
Kate. KATHERINA 
I, if the foole could finde it where it lies.Ay, if the fool could find it where it lies. TS II.i.212
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Who knowes not where a Waspe does weare his sting? Who knows not where a wasp does wear his sting? TS II.i.213
In his taile.In his tail. TS II.i.214.1
Kate. KATHERINA 
In his tongue?In his tongue. TS II.i.214.2
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Whose tongue.Whose tongue? TS II.i.214.3
Kate. KATHERINA 
Yours if you talke of tales, and so farewell.Yours, if you talk of tails, and so farewell.tale (n.)false rumour, story, tittle-tattleTS II.i.215
She turns to goagain (adv.)
old form: againe
back [to a former position]
TS II.i.216
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
What with my tongue in your taile. / Nay, come againe, What, with my tongue in your tail? Nay, come again. TS II.i.216
He takes her in his armstry (v.)
old form: trie
put to the test, test the goodness [of]
TS II.i.217
good Kate, I am a Gentleman,Good Kate, I am a gentleman –  TS II.i.217.1
Kate. KATHERINA 
That Ile trie. That I'll try. TS II.i.217.2
she strikes himShe strikes himagain (adv.)
old form: againe
in return, back [in response]
TS II.i.218
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
I sweare Ile cuffe you, if you strike againe.I swear I'll cuff you, if you strike again. TS II.i.218
Kate. KATHERINA 
So may you loose your armes,So may you loose your arms. TS II.i.219
If you strike me, you are no Gentleman,If you strike me, you are no gentleman, TS II.i.220
And if no Gentleman, why then no armes.And if no gentleman, why then no arms. TS II.i.221
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
A Herald Kate? Oh put me in thy bookes.A herald, Kate? O, put me in thy books! TS II.i.222
Kate. KATHERINA 
What is your Crest, a Coxcombe?What is your crest – a coxcomb?coxcomb (n.)
old form: Coxcombe
fool's head, fool, simpleton
TS II.i.223
crest (n.)heraldic device placed above the shield and helmet in a coat-of-arms
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
A comblesse Cocke, so Kate will be my Hen.A combless cock, so Kate will be my hen. TS II.i.224
Kate. KATHERINA 
No Cocke of mine, you crow too like a crauenNo cock of mine, you crow too like a craven.craven (n.)
old form: crauen
[cock-fighting] cock that shows no fighting spirit
TS II.i.225
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Nay come Kate, come: you must not looke so sowre.Nay, come, Kate, come, you must not look so sour. TS II.i.226
Kate. KATHERINA 
It is my fashion when I see a Crab.It is my fashion when I see a crab.crab (n.)crab-apple, sour appleTS II.i.227
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Why heere's no crab, and therefore looke not sowre.Why, here's no crab, and therefore look not sour. TS II.i.228
Kate. KATHERINA 
There is, there is.There is, there is. TS II.i.229
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Then shew it me.Then show it me.glass (n.)
old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
TS II.i.230.1
Kate. KATHERINA 
Had I a glasse, I would.Had I a glass, I would. TS II.i.230.2
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
What, you meane my face.What, you mean my face?young (adj.)
old form: yong
immature, inexperienced, raw
TS II.i.231.1
Kate. KATHERINA 
Well aym'd of such a yong one.Well aimed of such a young one. TS II.i.231.2
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Now by S. George I am too yong for you.Now, by Saint George, I am too young for you.George, Saintin Christian tradition, the patron saint of England, 3rd-cTS II.i.232
young (adj.)
old form: yong
in good condition, strong
Kate. KATHERINA 
Yet you are wither'd.Yet you are withered. TS II.i.233.1
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
'Tis with cares.'Tis with cares. TS II.i.233.2
Kate. KATHERINA 
I care not.I care not. TS II.i.233.3
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Nay heare you Kate. Nay, hear you, Kate –  TS II.i.234.1
She strugglesscape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoidTS II.i.234
Insooth you scape not so.In sooth, you scape not so.sooth (n.)truth [in exclamations, emphasizing an assertion]TS II.i.234.2
Kate. KATHERINA 
I chafe you if I tarrie. Let me go.I chafe you, if I tarry. Let me go.chafe (v.)enrage, irritate, angerTS II.i.235
tarry (v.)
old form: tarrie
stay, remain, linger
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
No, not a whit, I finde you passing gentle:No, not a whit. I find you passing gentle.passing (adv.)very, exceedingly, extremelyTS II.i.236
'Twas told me you were rough, and coy, and sullen,'Twas told me you were rough, and coy, and sullen,coy (adj.)unresponsive, distant, standoffish, disdainfulTS II.i.237
And now I finde report a very liar:And now I find report a very liar. TS II.i.238
For thou art pleasant, gamesome, passing courteous,For thou are pleasant, gamesome, passing courteous,passing (adv.)very, exceedingly, extremelyTS II.i.239
pleasant (adj.)merry, festive, jolly
gamesome (adj.)sportive, merry, playful
But slow in speech: yet sweet as spring-time flowers.But slow in speech, yet sweet as spring-time flowers.slow (adj.)not readily moved, easy-goingTS II.i.240
Thou canst not frowne, thou canst not looke a sconce,Thou canst not frown, thou canst not look askance,askance, askaunce (adv.)
old form: a sconce
with disdain, maliciously, scornfully
TS II.i.241
Nor bite the lip, as angry wenches will,Nor bite the lip, as angry wenches will,wench (n.)girl, lassTS II.i.242
Nor hast thou pleasure to be crosse in talke:Nor hast thou pleasure to be cross in talk.cross (adj.)
old form: crosse
perverse, contrarious, contradictory
TS II.i.243
But thou with mildnesse entertain'st thy wooers,But thou with mildness entertain'st thy wooers,entertain (v.)
old form: entertain'st
welcome, receive kindly, treat well, show hospitality to
TS II.i.244
With gentle conference, soft, and affable.With gentle conference, soft and affable.conference (n.)conversation, talk, discourseTS II.i.245
He lets her go TS II.i.246
Why does the world report that Kate doth limpe?Why does the world report that Kate doth limp? TS II.i.246
Oh sland'rous world: Kate like the hazle twigO slanderous world! Kate like the hazel-twig TS II.i.247
Is straight, and slender, and as browne in hueIs straight and slender, and as brown in hue TS II.i.248
As hazle nuts, and sweeter then the kernels:As hazel-nuts and sweeter than the kernels. TS II.i.249
Oh let me see thee walke: thou dost not halt.O, let me see thee walk. Thou dost not halt.halt (v.)limp, proceed lamelyTS II.i.250
Kate. KATHERINA 
Go foole, and whom thou keep'st command.Go, fool, and whom thou keep'st command.keep (v.)
old form: keep'st
look after, watch over, maintain
TS II.i.251
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Did euer Dian so become a GroueDid ever Dian so become a groveDiana, Dian (n.)Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and huntingTS II.i.252
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
As Kate this chamber with her princely gate:As Kate this chamber with her princely gait?gait (n.)
old form: gate
manner of walking, bearing, movement
TS II.i.253
O be thou Dian, and let her be Kate,O, be thou Dian, and let her be Kate, TS II.i.254
And then let Kate be chaste, and Dian sportfull.And then let Kate be chaste and Dian sportful.sportful (adj.)
old form: sportfull
playful, frolicsome, wanton
TS II.i.255
Kate. KATHERINA 
Where did you study all this goodly speech?Where did you study all this goodly speech?study (v.)learn by heart, commit to memoryTS II.i.256
Petr. PETRUCHIO 
It is extempore, from my mother wit.It is extempore, from my mother-wit.extempore (adj./adv.)without preparation, improvised, for the occasionTS II.i.257
mother-wit
old form: mother wit
natural intelligence
Kate. KATHERINA 
A witty mother, witlesse else her sonne.A witty mother, witless else her son.witless (adj.)
old form: witlesse
stupid, foolish, crazy
TS II.i.258
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Am I not wise?Am I not wise? TS II.i.259.1
Kat. KATHERINA 
Yes, keepe you warme.Yes, keep you warm. TS II.i.259.2
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Marry so I meane sweet Katherine in thy bed:Marry, so I mean, sweet Katherine, in thy bed.marry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryTS II.i.260
And therefore setting all this chat aside,And therefore, setting all this chat aside, TS II.i.261
Thus in plaine termes: your father hath consentedThus in plain terms – your father hath consented TS II.i.262
That you shall be my wife; your dowry greed on,That you shall be my wife; your dowry 'greed on; TS II.i.263
And will you, nill you, I will marry you.And will you, nill you, I will marry you.nill (v.)will notTS II.i.264
Now Kate, I am a husband for your turne,Now, Kate, I am a husband for your turn,turn (n.)
old form: turne
need, requirement, purpose [especially in the phrase ‘serve one's turn’ = meet one's need]
TS II.i.265
For by this light, whereby I see thy beauty,For by this light whereby I see thy beauty, TS II.i.266
Thy beauty that doth make me like thee well,Thy beauty that doth make me like thee well,like (v.)loveTS II.i.267
Thou must be married to no man but me,Thou must be married to no man but me. TS II.i.268
For I am he am borne to tame you Kate,For I am he am born to tame you, Kate, TS II.i.269
And bring you from a wilde Kate to a KateAnd bring you from a wild Kate to a Kate TS II.i.270
Conformable as other houshold Kates:Conformable as other household Kates.conformable (adj.)compliant, submissive, tractableTS II.i.271
household (adj.)
old form: houshold
domesticated, house-trained
Enter Baptista, Gremio, Trayno.Enter Baptista, Gremio, and Tranio TS II.i.272
Heere comes your father, neuer make deniall,Here comes your father. Never make denial; TS II.i.272
Imust, and will haue Katherine to my wife.I must and will have Katherine to my wife. TS II.i.273
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Now Signior Petruchio, how speed you with my daughter?Now, Signor Petruchio, how speed you with my daughter?speed (v.)fare, manage, get onTS II.i.274
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
How but well sir? how but well?How but well, sir? How but well? TS II.i.275
It were impossible I should speed amisse.It were impossible I should speed amiss. TS II.i.276
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Why how now daughter Katherine, in your dumps?Why, how now, daughter Katherine? In your dumps?dump (n.)(plural) low spirits, feeling of melancholyTS II.i.277
Kat. KATHERINA 
Call you me daughter? now I promise youCall you me daughter? Now I promise you TS II.i.278
You haue shewd a tender fatherly regard,You have showed a tender fatherly regard TS II.i.279
To wish me wed to one halfe Lunaticke,To wish me wed to one half lunatic, TS II.i.280
A mad-cap ruffian, and a swearing Iacke,A madcup ruffian and a swearing Jack,madcap (adj.)
old form: mad-cap
reckless, impulsive, wildly behaved
TS II.i.281
Jack (n.)
old form: Iacke
Jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
That thinkes with oathes to face the matter out.That thinks with oaths to face the matter out.face out (v.)brazen out, carry through shamelesslyTS II.i.282
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Father, 'tis thus, your selfe and all the worldFather, 'tis thus – yourself and all the world TS II.i.283
That talk'd of her, haue talk'd amisse of her:That talked of her have talked amiss of her. TS II.i.284
If she be curst, it is for pollicie,If she be curst, it is for policy,curst (adj.)bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, crossTS II.i.285
policy (n.)
old form: pollicie
stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
For shee's not froward, but modest as the Doue,For she's not froward, but modest as the dove.modest (adj.)moderate, reasonable, mild, limitedTS II.i.286
froward (adj.)perverse, obstinate, wilful, ungovernable
Shee is not hot, but temperate as the morne,She is not hot, but temperate as the morn.morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
TS II.i.287
hot (adj.)hot-tempered, angry, passionate
temperate (adj.)self-restrained, abstemious, gentle-natured
For patience shee will proue a second Grissell,For patience she will prove a second Grissel,Grissel (n.)Griselda, model of wifely patience in Chaucer's 'Clerk’s Tale'TS II.i.288
And Romane Lucrece for her chastitie:And Roman Lucrece for her chastity.Lucrece, Lucretia (n.)[lu'krees] legendary Roman heroine, 6th-c BC, who killed herself after being raped by TarquinTS II.i.289
And to conclude, we haue greed so well together,And to conclude, we have 'greed so well together TS II.i.290
That vpon sonday is the wedding day.That upon Sunday is the wedding-day. TS II.i.291
Kate. KATHERINA 
Ile see thee hang'd on sonday first.I'll see thee hanged on Sunday first. TS II.i.292
Gre. GREMIO 
Hark Petruchio, she saies shee'll see thee hang'd first.Hark, Petruchio, she says she'll see thee hanged first. TS II.i.293
Tra.TRANIO 
Is this your speeding? nay thẽ godnight our part.Is this your speeding? Nay then, good night our part.speeding (n.)success, good fortuneTS II.i.294
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Be patient gentlemen, I choose her for my selfe,Be patient, gentlemen, I choose her for myself. TS II.i.295
If she and I be pleas'd, what's that to you?If she and I be pleased, what's that to you? TS II.i.296
'Tis bargain'd twixt vs twaine being alone,'Tis bargained 'twixt us twain, being alone, TS II.i.297
That she shall still be curst in company.That she shall still be curst in company.curst (adj.)bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, crossTS II.i.298
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
I tell you 'tis incredible to beleeueI tell you 'tis incredible to believe TS II.i.299
How much she loues me: oh the kindest Kate,How much she loves me – O, the kindest Kate! TS II.i.300
Shee hung about my necke, and kisse on kisseShe hung about my neck, and kiss on kiss TS II.i.301
Shee vi'd so fast, protesting oath on oath,She vied so fast, protesting oath on oath,vie (v.)
old form: vi'd
[cards] raise the stakes, add to a total
TS II.i.302
That in a twinke she won me to her loue.That in a twink she won me to her love.twink (n.)
old form: twinke
twinkling, winking of an eye
TS II.i.303
Oh you are nouices, 'tis a world to seeO, you are novices! 'Tis a world to seeworld, it is ait's a marvel, it's a great thingTS II.i.304
How tame when men and women are alone,How tame, when men and women are alone, TS II.i.305
A meacocke wretch can make the curstest shrew:A meacock wretch can make the curstest shrew.curst (adj.)bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, crossTS II.i.306
meacock (adj.)
old form: meacocke
spiritless, languid, docile
Giue me thy hand Kate, I will vnto VeniceGive me thy hand, Kate, I will unto Venice, TS II.i.307
To buy apparell 'gainst the wedding day;To buy apparel 'gainst the wedding-day.apparel (n.)
old form: apparell
clothes, clothing, dress
TS II.i.308
Prouide the feast father, and bid the guests,Provide the feast, father, and bid the guests. TS II.i.309
I will be sure my Katherine shall be fine.I will be sure my Katherine shall be fine.fine (adj.)finely clothed, smartly dressedTS II.i.310
Bap. BAPTISTA 
I know not what to say, but giue me your hãds,I know not what to say – but give me your hands. TS II.i.311
God send you ioy, Petruchio, 'tis a match.God send you joy! Petruchio, 'tis a match. TS II.i.312
Gre.Tra. GREMIO and TRANIO 
Amen say we, we will be witnesses.Amen, say we. We will be witnesses. TS II.i.313
Pet. PETRUCHIO 
Father, and wife, and gentlemen adieu,Father, and wife, and gentlemen, adieu, TS II.i.314
I will to Venice, sonday comes apace,I will to Venice – Sunday comes apace.apace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rateTS II.i.315
We will haue rings, and things, and fine array,We will have rings, and things, and fine array, TS II.i.316
And kisse me Kate, we will be married a sonday.And kiss me, Kate, we will be married o' Sunday. TS II.i.317
Exit Petruchio and Katherine. Exeunt Petruchio and Katherina TS II.i.317
Gre. GREMIO 
Was euer match clapt vp so sodainly?Was ever match clapped up so suddenly?clap up (v.)
old form: clapt vp
seal, settle hastily, complete suddenly
TS II.i.318
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Faith Gentlemen now I play a marchants part,Faith, gentlemen, now I play a merchant's part, TS II.i.319
And venture madly on a desperate Mart.And venture madly on a desperate mart.desperate (adj.)risky, dangerous, hazardousTS II.i.320
mart (n.)bargaining, buying and selling, trading
Tra. TRANIO 
Twas a commodity lay fretting by you,'Twas a commodity lay fretting by you,fret (v.)wear out, eat away, erodeTS II.i.321
'Twill bring you gaine, or perish on the seas.'Twill bring you gain, or perish on the seas. TS II.i.322
Bap. BAPTISTA 
The gaine I seeke, is quiet me the match.The gain I seek is quiet in the match.match (n.)bargain, contract, agreementTS II.i.323
quiet (n.)calmness, peace of mind, serenity
Gre. GREMIO 
No doubt but he hath got a quiet catch:No doubt but he hath got a quiet catch. TS II.i.324
But now Baptista, to your yonger daughter,But now, Baptista, to your younger daughter –  TS II.i.325
Now is the day we long haue looked for,Now is the day we long have looked for. TS II.i.326
I am your neighbour, and was suter first.I am your neighbour, and was suitor first. TS II.i.327
Tra. TRANIO 
And I am one that loue Bianca moreAnd I am one that love Bianca more TS II.i.328
Then words can witnesse, or your thoughts can guesse.Than words can witness or your thoughts can guess. TS II.i.329
Gre. GREMIO 
Yongling thou canst not loue so deare as I.Youngling, thou canst not love so dear as I.youngling (n.)
old form: Yongling
stripling, youngster, beginner
TS II.i.330
Tra. TRANIO 
Gray-beard thy loue doth freeze.Greybeard, thy love doth freeze. TS II.i.331.1
Gre. GREMIO 
But thine doth frie,But thine doth fry. TS II.i.331.2
Skipper stand backe, 'tis age that nourisheth.Skipper, stand back, 'tis age that nourisheth.skipper (n.)light-brain, frivolous wretchTS II.i.332
Tra. TRANIO 
But youth in Ladies eyes that florisheth.But youth in ladies' eyes that flourisheth. TS II.i.333
Bap.BAPTISTA 
Content you gentlemen, I wil cõpound this strifeContent you, gentlemen, I will compound this strife.content (v.)calm [down], settle, relaxTS II.i.334
compound (v.)
old form: cōpound
agree, settle
'Tis deeds must win the prize, and he of both'Tis deeds must win the prize, and he of both TS II.i.335
That can assure my daughter greatest dower,That can assure my daughter greatest dowerassure (v.)settle, convey, leave [to]TS II.i.336
Shall haue my Biancas loue.Shall have my Bianca's love. TS II.i.337
Say signior Gremio, what can you assure her?Say, Signor Gremio, what can you assure her?assure (v.)settle, convey, leave [to]TS II.i.338
Gre. GREMIO 
First, as you know, my house within the CityFirst, as you know, my house within the city TS II.i.339
Is richly furnished with plate and gold,Is richly furnished with plate and gold,plate (n.)special tableware, household utensils of valueTS II.i.340
Basons and ewers to laue her dainty hands:Basins and ewers to lave her dainty hands – ewer (n.)pitcher containing water for washing handsTS II.i.341
lave (v.)
old form: laue
wash, bathe, soak
My hangings all of tirian tapestry:My hangings all of Tyrian tapestry. TS II.i.342
In Iuory cofers I haue stuft my crownes:In ivory coffers I have stuffed my crowns,crown (n.)coin [usually showing a monarch's crown], English value: 5 shilllingsTS II.i.343
In Cypres chests my arras counterpoints,In cypress chests my arras counterpoints,arras (adj.)made of Arras tapestry fabricTS II.i.344
counterpoint (n.)counterpane, quilted bed-covering
Costly apparell, tents, and Canopies,Costly apparel, tents, and canopies,apparel (n.)
old form: apparell
clothes, clothing, dress
TS II.i.345
canopy (n.)covering above a bed
tent (n.)fabric hung over and around a bed
Fine Linnen, Turky cushions bost with pearle,Fine linen, Turkey cushions bossed with pearl,bossed (adj.)
old form: bost
ornamented, studded
TS II.i.346
Vallens of Venice gold, in needle worke:Valance of Venice gold in needlework,valance (n.)
old form: Vallens
drapery making up the border of a bed canopy
TS II.i.347
Pewter and brasse, and all things that belongsPewter and brass, and all things that belongs TS II.i.348
To house or house-keeping: then at my farmeTo house or housekeeping. Then at my farm TS II.i.349
I haue a hundred milch-kine to the pale,I have a hundred milch-kine to the pail,milch-kine (n.)dairy-milk cowsTS II.i.350
Sixe-score fat Oxen standing in my stalls,Six score fat oxen standing in my stalls, TS II.i.351
And all things answerable to this portion.And all things answerable to this portion.answerable (adj.)corresponding, commensurate, proportionateTS II.i.352
portion (n.)dowry, marriage gift, settlement
My selfe am strooke in yeeres I must confesse,Myself am struck in years, I must confess,struck (adj.)
old form: strooke
marked, provided, beset
TS II.i.353
And if I die to morrow this is hers,And if I die tomorrow this is hers, TS II.i.354
If whil'st I liue she will be onely mine.If whilst I live she will be only mine.only (adv.)
old form: onely
alone, solely, exclusively
TS II.i.355
Tra. TRANIO 
That only came well in: sir, list to me,That ‘ only ’ came well in. Sir, list to me.list (v.)listenTS II.i.356
I am my fathers heyre and onely sonne,I am my father's heir and only son. TS II.i.357
If I may haue your daughter to my wife,If I may have your daughter to my wife, TS II.i.358
Ile leaue her houses three or foure as goodI'll leave her houses three or four as good, TS II.i.359
Within rich Pisa walls, as any oneWithin rich Pisa walls, as any one TS II.i.360
Old Signior Gremio has in Padua,Old Signor Gremio has in Padua, TS II.i.361
Besides, two thousand Duckets by the yeereBesides two thousand ducats by the yearducat (n.)gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countriesTS II.i.362
Of fruitfull land, all which shall be her ioynter.Of fruitful land, all which shall be her jointure.jointure (n.)
old form: ioynter
marriage settlement, part of a husband's estate due to his widow
TS II.i.363
What, haue I pincht you Signior Gremio?What, have I pinched you, Signor Gremio?pinch (v.)
old form: pincht
cause trouble, bring into difficulties
TS II.i.364
Gre. GREMIO 
Two thousand Duckets by the yeere of land,Two thousand ducats by the year of land! TS II.i.365
My Land amounts not to so much in all:(aside) My land amounts not to so much in all. TS II.i.366
That she shall haue, besides an Argosie(to them) That she shall have, besides an argosyargosy (n.)large merchant shipTS II.i.367
That now is lying in Marcellus roade:That now is lying in Marseilles road.road (n.)
old form: roade
harbour, anchorage, roadstead
TS II.i.368
What, haue I choakt you with an Argosie?What, have I choked you with an argosy?choke (v.)
old form: choakt
silence, quieten, still
TS II.i.369
Tra. TRANIO 
Gremio, 'tis knowne my father hath no lesseGremio, 'tis known my father hath no less TS II.i.370
Then three great Argosies, besides two GalliassesThan three great argosies, besides two galliassesgalliass (n.)
old form: Galliasses
heavily built warship using sails and oars [larger than a galley]
TS II.i.371
And twelue tite Gallies, these I will assure her,And twelve tight galleys. These I will assure her,assure (v.)settle, convey, leave [to]TS II.i.372
tight (adj.)
old form: tite
water-tight, seaworthy, shipshape
And twice as much what ere thou offrest next.And twice as much whate'er thou off'rest next. TS II.i.373
Gre. GREMIO 
Nay, I haue offred all, I haue no more,Nay, I have offered all, I have no more, TS II.i.374
And she can haue no more then all I haue,And she can have no more than all I have. TS II.i.375
If you like me, she shall haue me and mine.If you like me, she shall have me and mine. TS II.i.376
Tra. TRANIO 
Why then the maid is mine from all the worldWhy, then the maid is mine from all the world TS II.i.377
By your firme promise, Gremio is out-vied.By your firm promise. Gremio is out-vied.out-vie (v.)
old form: out-vied
outbid, outdo, better
TS II.i.378
Bap. BAPTISTA 
I must confesse your offer is the best,I must confess your offer is the best, TS II.i.379
And let your father make her the assurance,And let your father make her the assurance,assurance (n.)confirmation, pledge, guaranteeTS II.i.380
Shee is your owne, else you must pardon me:She is your own. Else, you must pardon me, TS II.i.381
If you should die before him, where's her dower?If you should die before him, where's her dower?dower (n.)dowry, property or wealth given with a wifeTS II.i.382
Tra. TRANIO 
That's but a cauill: he is olde, I young.That's but a cavil. He is old, I young.cavil (n.)
old form: cauill
quibble, hair-splitting objection
TS II.i.383
Gre. GREMIO 
And may not yong men die as well as old?And may not young men die as well as old? TS II.i.384
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Well gentlemen, Well, gentlemen, TS II.i.385
I am thus resolu'd, / On sonday next, you knowI am thus resolved. On Sunday next you know TS II.i.386
My daughter Katherine is to be married:My daughter Katherine is to be married. TS II.i.387
Now on the sonday following, shall BiancaNow, on the Sunday following shall Bianca TS II.i.388
Be Bride to you, if you make this assurance:Be bride to you, if you this assurance; TS II.i.389
If not, to Signior Gremio:If not, to Signor Gremio. TS II.i.390
And so I take my leaue, and thanke you both. And so I take my leave, and thank you both. TS II.i.391
Gre. GREMIO 
Adieu good neighbour: Adieu, good neighbour. TS II.i.392.1
Exit.Exit Baptista TS II.i.392
now I feare thee not:Now I fear thee not. TS II.i.392.2
Sirra, yong gamester, your father were a fooleSirrah, young gamester, your father were a foolgamester (n.)gambler, adventurerTS II.i.393
To giue thee all, and in his wayning ageTo give thee all, and in his waning age TS II.i.394
Set foot vnder thy table: tut, a toy,Set foot under thy table. Tut, a toy!toy (n.)piece of nonsense, foolish affairTS II.i.395
An olde Italian foxe is not so kinde my boy. An old Italian fox is not so kind, my boy. TS II.i.396
Exit.Exit TS II.i.396
Tra. TRANIO 
A vengeance on your crafty withered hide,A vengeance on your crafty withered hide! TS II.i.397
Yet I haue fac'd it with a card of ten:Yet I have faced it with a card of ten.face (v.)
old form: fac'd
brazen out, carry through shamelessly
TS II.i.398
'Tis in my head to doe my master good:'Tis in my head to do my master good. TS II.i.399
I see no reason but suppos'd LucentioI see no reason but supposed Lucentiosupposed (adj.)
old form: suppos'd
pretended, false, counterfeit
TS II.i.400
Must get a father, call'd suppos'd Uincentio,Must get a father, called supposed Vincentio. TS II.i.401
And that's a wonder: fathers commonlyAnd that's a wonder. Fathers commonlywonder (n.)miracle, prodigy, marvelTS II.i.402
Doe get their children: but in this case of woing,Do get their children; but in this case of wooingget (v.)beget, conceive, breedTS II.i.403
A childe shall get a sire, if I faile not of my cunning.A child shall get a sire, if I fail not of my cunning.cunning (n.)deviousness, deceit, craftiness, artfulnessTS II.i.404
Exit.Exit TS II.i.404
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