The Taming of the Shrew
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Enter Tranio, and the Pedant Enter Tranio as Lucentio, and the Pedant, booted, and TS IV.iv.1.1
drest like Vincentio.dressed like Vincentio TS IV.iv.1.2
Tra. TRANIO 
Sirs, this is the house, please it you that I call.Sir, this is the house – please it you that I call? TS IV.iv.1
Ped. PEDANT 
I what else, and but I be deceiued,Ay, what else? And but I be deceived TS IV.iv.2
Signior Baptista may remember meSignor Baptista may remember me TS IV.iv.3
Neere twentie yeares a goe in Genoa.Near twenty years ago in Genoa, TS IV.iv.4
Where we were lodgers, at the Pegasus,Where we were lodgers at the Pegasus.Pegasus (n.)winged horse which sprang from the body of Medusa after her death; he brought thunderbolts to ZeusTS IV.iv.5
Tra. TRANIO 
Tis well, and hold your owne in any case'Tis well, and hold your own, in any case, TS IV.iv.6
With such austeritie as longeth to a father.With such austerity as 'longeth to a father.long (v.)belong, pertain, relateTS IV.iv.7
Enter Biondello.Enter Biondellowarrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmTS IV.iv.8
Ped. PEDANT 
I warrant you: but sir here comes your boy,I warrant you. But sir, here comes your boy. TS IV.iv.8
'Twere good he were school'd.'Twere good he were schooled.school (v.)
old form: school'd
instruct how to act, teach a part to
TS IV.iv.9
Tra. TRANIO 
Feare you not him: sirra Biondello,Fear you not him. Sirrah Biondello,sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]TS IV.iv.10
fear (v.)
old form: Feare
fear for, worry about, be anxious about
Now doe your dutie throughlie I aduise you:Now do your duty throughly, I advise you.advise, avise (v.)
old form: aduise
warn, counsel, caution
TS IV.iv.11
throughly (adv.)
old form: throughlie
thoroughly, fully, completely
Imagine 'twere the right Vincentio.Imagine 'twere the right Vincentio. TS IV.iv.12
Bion. BIONDELLO 
Tut, feare not me.Tut, fear not me. TS IV.iv.13
Tra. TRANIO 
But hast thou done thy errand to Baptista.But hast thou done thy errand to Baptista? TS IV.iv.14
Bion. BIONDELLO 
I told him that your father was at Venice,I told him that your father was at Venice, TS IV.iv.15
And that you look't for him this day in Padua.And that you looked for him this day in Padua.look for (v.)
old form: look't
expect, hope for, anticipate
TS IV.iv.16
Tra. TRANIO 
Th'art a tall fellow, hold thee that to drinke,Th' art a tall fellow, hold thee that to drink.tall (adj.)good, fine, capableTS IV.iv.17
Enter Baptista and Lucentio: Pedant booted and bare headed.Enter Baptista, and Lucentio as Cambiocountenance (n.)demeanour, bearing, mannerTS IV.iv.18
Tra. Here comes Baptista: set your countenance sir.Here comes Baptista. Set your countenance, sir. TS IV.iv.18
Signior Baptista you are happilie met:Signor Baptista, you are happily met.happily (adv.)
old form: happilie
opportunely, propitiously, with good fortune
TS IV.iv.19
Sir, this is the gentleman I told you of,(to the Pedant) Sir, this is the gentleman I told you of. TS IV.iv.20
I pray you stand good father to me now,I pray you stand good father to me now,stand (v.)act as, be, hold good asTS IV.iv.21
Giue me Bianca for my patrimony.Give me Bianca for my patrimony.patrimony (n.)estate, inheritance, propertyTS IV.iv.22
Ped. PEDANT 
Soft son:Soft, son!soft (adv.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quietTS IV.iv.23
sir by your leaue, hauing com to PaduaSir, by your leave, having come to Padua TS IV.iv.24
To gather in some debts, my son LucentioTo gather in some debts, my son Lucentio TS IV.iv.25
Made me acquainted with a waighty causeMade me acquainted with a weighty causecause (n.)affair, business, subjectTS IV.iv.26
Of loue betweene your daughter and himselfe:Of love between your daughter and himself. TS IV.iv.27
And for the good report I heare of you,And – for the good report I hear of you, TS IV.iv.28
And for the loue he beareth to your daughter,And for the love he beareth to your daughter, TS IV.iv.29
And she to him: to stay him not too long,And she to him – to stay him not too long,stay (v.)detain, confine, keepTS IV.iv.30
I am content in a good fathers careI am content, in a good father's care,content (adj.)agreeable, willing, readyTS IV.iv.31
To haue him matcht, and if you please to likeTo have him matched; and, if you please to likematch (v.)
old form: matcht
join in marriage, make a match
TS IV.iv.32
No worse then I, vpon some agreementNo worse than I, upon some agreement TS IV.iv.33
Me shall you finde readie and willingMe shall you find ready and willing TS IV.iv.34
With one consent to haue her so bestowed:With one consent to have her so bestowed.bestow (v.)give in marriage, matchTS IV.iv.35
For curious I cannot be with youFor curious I cannot be with you,curious (adj.)particular, difficult to satisfy, hard to pleaseTS IV.iv.36
Signior Baptista, of whom I heare so well.Signor Baptista, of whom I hear so well. TS IV.iv.37
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Sir, pardon me in what I haue to say,Sir, pardon me in what I have to say. TS IV.iv.38
Your plainnesse and your shortnesse please me well:Your plainness and your shortness please me well.shortness (n.)
old form: shortnesse
directness, straightforwardness, brevity
TS IV.iv.39
Right true it is your sonne Lucentio hereRight true it is your son Lucentio here TS IV.iv.40
Doth loue my daughter, and she loueth him,Doth love my daughter, and she loveth him, TS IV.iv.41
Or both dissemble deepely their affections:Or both dissemble deeply their affections.dissemble (v.)disguise, cloak, give a deceptive appearance toTS IV.iv.42
deeply (adv.)
old form: deepely
profoundly, thoroughly, sincerely
And therefore if you say no more then this,And therefore if you say no more than this, TS IV.iv.43
That like a Father you will deale with him,That like a father you will deal with him, TS IV.iv.44
And passe my daughter a sufficient dower,And pass my daughter a sufficient dower,dower (n.)dowry, property or wealth given with a wifeTS IV.iv.45
pass (v.)
old form: passe
confirm, ratify, affirm
The match is made, and all is done,The match is made, and all is done –  TS IV.iv.46
Your sonne shall haue my daughter with consent.Your son shall have my daughter with consent. TS IV.iv.47
Tra. TRANIO 
I thanke you sir, where then doe you know bestI thank you, sir. Where then do you know best TS IV.iv.48
We be affied and such assurance tane,We be affied and such assurance ta'enassurance (n.)confirmation, pledge, guaranteeTS IV.iv.49
affy (v.)engage, betroth, espouse
As shall with either parts agreement stand.As shall with either part's agreement stand? TS IV.iv.50
Bap. BAPTISTA 
Not in my house Lucentio, for you knowNot in my house, Lucentio, for you know TS IV.iv.51
Pitchers haue eares, and I haue manie seruants,Pitchers have ears, and I have many servants. TS IV.iv.52
Besides old Gremio is harkning still,Besides, old Gremio is hearkening still,still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyTS IV.iv.53
hearken (v.)
old form: harkning
be on the lookout, await an opportunity
And happilie we might be interrupted.And happily we might be interrupted.happily (adv.)
old form: happilie
perhaps, by chance, maybe
TS IV.iv.54
Tra. TRANIO 
Then at my lodging, and it like you,Then at my lodging, an it like you.and, an (conj.)if, whetherTS IV.iv.55
There doth my father lie: and there this nightThere doth my father lie; and there this nightlike (v.)please, suitTS IV.iv.56
lie (v.)live, dwell, reside, lodge
Weele passe the businesse priuately and well:We'll pass the business privately and well.pass (v.)
old form: passe
transact, complete, carry through
TS IV.iv.57
Send for your daughter by your seruant here,Send for your daughter by your servant here. TS IV.iv.58
He winks at Lucentiopresently (adv.)
old form: presentlie
immediately, instantly, at once
TS IV.iv.59
scrivener (n.)
old form: Scriuener
professional scribe, clerk, notary
My Boy shall fetch the Scriuener presentlie,My boy shall fetch the scrivener presently. TS IV.iv.59
The worst is this that at so slender warning,The worst is this, that at so slender warningslender (adj.)slight, trifling, insignificantTS IV.iv.60
You are like to haue a thin and slender pittance.You are like to have a thin and slender pittance.pittance (n.)meal, fare, provisionTS IV.iv.61
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
Bap. BAPTISTA 
It likes me well: / Cambio hie you home, It likes me well. Cambio, hie you home,like (v.)please, suitTS IV.iv.62
hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speed
and bid Bianca make her readie straight:And bid Bianca make her ready straight.straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceTS IV.iv.63
And if you will tell what hath hapned,And, if you will, tell what hath happened –  TS IV.iv.64
Lucentios Father is arriued in Padua,Lucentio's father is arrived in Padua, TS IV.iv.65
And how she's like to be Lucentios wife.And how she's like to be Lucentio's wife. TS IV.iv.66
Exit Lucentio TS IV.iv.66
Biond. BIONDELLO 
I praie the gods she may withall my heart.I pray the gods she may, with all my heart. TS IV.iv.67
Tran. TRANIO 
Dallie not with the gods, but get thee gone.Dally not with the gods, but get thee gone.dally (v.)
old form: Dallie
delay, linger, loiter
TS IV.iv.68
Exit.Exit Biondello TS IV.iv.68
Enter Peter.Enter Peter, a Servingman TS IV.iv.69
Signior Baptista, shall I leade the way,Signor Baptista, shall I lead the way? TS IV.iv.69
Welcome, one messe is like to be your cheere,Welcome! One mess is like to be your cheer.cheer (n.)
old form: cheere
entertainment, fare, food and drink
TS IV.iv.70
mess (n.)
old form: messe
serving of food, dish
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
Come sir, we will better it in Pisa.Come sir, we will better it in Pisa. TS IV.iv.71
Bap. BAPTISTA 
I follow you. I follow you. TS IV.iv.72
Exeunt.Exeunt TS IV.iv.72
Enter Lucentio and Biondello.Enter Lucentio and Biondello TS IV.iv.73
Bion. BIONDELLO 
Cambio.Cambio. TS IV.iv.73.1
Luc. LUCENTIO 
What saist thou Biondello.What say'st thou, Biondello? TS IV.iv.73.2
Biond. BIONDELLO 
You saw my Master winke and laugh vpon you?You saw my master wink and laugh upon you? TS IV.iv.74
Luc. LUCENTIO 
Biondello, what of that?Biondello, what of that? TS IV.iv.75
Biond. BIONDELLO 
Faith nothing: but has left mee here behindeFaith, nothing – but 'has left me here behind, TS IV.iv.76
to expound the meaning or morrall of his signes and tokens. to expound the meaning or moral of his signs and tokens. TS IV.iv.77
Luc. LUCENTIO 
I pray thee moralize them.I pray thee moralize them.moralise, moralize (v.)explain, interpretTS IV.iv.78
Biond. BIONDELLO 
Then thus: Baptista is safe talking with theThen thus – Baptista is safe, talking with thesafe (adj.)safely out of the wayTS IV.iv.79
deceiuing Father of a deceitfull sonne.deceiving father of a deceitful son.deceiving (adj.)
old form: deceiuing
sham, false, bogus
TS IV.iv.80
deceitful (adj.)
old form: deceitfull
sham, false, bogus
Luc. LUCENTIO 
And what of him?And what of him? TS IV.iv.81
Biond. BIONDELLO 
His daughter is to be brought by you to theHis daughter is to be brought by you to the TS IV.iv.82
supper.supper. TS IV.iv.83
Luc. LUCENTIO 
And then.And then? TS IV.iv.84
Bio. BIONDELLO 
The old Priest at Saint Lukes Church is at The old priest at Saint Luke's church is at TS IV.iv.85
your command at all houres.your command at all hours. TS IV.iv.86
Luc. LUCENTIO 
And what of all this.And what of all this? TS IV.iv.87
Bion. BIONDELLO 
I cannot tell, expect they are busied about aI cannot tell, except they are busied about a TS IV.iv.88
counterfeit assurance: take you assurance of her, Cumcounterfeit assurance. Take you assurance of her, cumcounterfeit (adj.)pretended, feigned, shamTS IV.iv.89
assurance (n.)confirmation, pledge, guarantee
cum...by special licence with the sole right to print
preuilegio ad Impremendum solem, to th' Church take privilegio ad imprimendum solum. To th' church! Take TS IV.iv.90
the Priest, Clarke, and some sufficient honest witnesses:the priest, clerk, and some sufficient honest witnesses.sufficient (adj.)able, capable, competentTS IV.iv.91
If this be not that you looke fot, I haue no more to say,If this be not that you look for, I have no more to say, TS IV.iv.92
But bid Bianca farewell for euer and a day.but bid Bianca farewell for ever and a day. TS IV.iv.93
He turns to go TS IV.iv.94
Luc. LUCENTIO 
Hear'st thou Biondello.Hear'st thou, Biondello? TS IV.iv.94
Biond. BIONDELLO 
I cannot tarry: I knew a wench maried in anI cannot tarry. I knew a wench married in anwench (n.)girl, lassTS IV.iv.95
afternoone as shee went to the Garden for Parseley to stuffe a afternoon as she went to the garden for parsley to stuff a TS IV.iv.96
Rabit, and so may you sir: and so adew sir, my Master rabbit. And so may you, sir; and so adieu, sir. My master TS IV.iv.97
hath appointed me to goe to Saint Lukes to bid the hath appointed me to go to Saint Luke's to bid theappoint (v.)direct, order, instructTS IV.iv.98
Priest be readie to come against you come with yourpriest be ready to come against you come with your TS IV.iv.99
appendix. appendix.appendix (n.)appendage, accompaniment, hanger-onTS IV.iv.100
Exit.Exit TS IV.iv.100
Luc. LUCENTIO 
I may and will, if she be so contented:I may and will, if she be so contented.contented (adj.)willing, ready, agreeableTS IV.iv.101
She will be pleas'd, then wherefore should I doubt:She will be pleased, then wherefore should I doubt? TS IV.iv.102
Hap what hap may, Ile roundly goe about her:Hap what hap may, I'll roundly go about her.hap (v.)happen, take place, come to passTS IV.iv.103
roundly (adv.)plainly, to the point, straight out
It shall goe hard if Cambio goe without her. It shall go hard if Cambio go without her. TS IV.iv.104
Exit.Exit TS IV.iv.104
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