The Taming of the Shrew

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Enter Lucentio, and his man Triano.Enter Lucentio and his man Tranioman (n.)
servant, attendant, lackey
TS I.i.1.1
Tranio, since for the great desire I hadTranio, since for the great desire I hadsince for (conj.)
because of
TS I.i.1
To see faire Padua, nurserie of Arts,To see fair Padua, nursery of arts,art (n.)
knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
TS I.i.2
I am arriu'd for fruitfull Lumbardie,I am arrived for fruitful Lombardy, TS I.i.3
The pleasant garden of great Italy,The pleasant garden of great Italy, TS I.i.4
And by my fathers loue and leaue am arm'dAnd by my father's love and leave am armed TS I.i.5
With his good will, and thy good companie.With his good will and thy good company, TS I.i.6
My trustie seruant well approu'd in all,My trusty servant well approved in all,approve (v.)
put to the proof, test, try
TS I.i.7
approved (adj.)

old form: approu'd
tested, tried, established, proven
Heere let vs breath, and haply instituteHere let us breathe and haply instituteinstitute (v.)
begin, introduce, set up
TS I.i.8
haply (adv.)
perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
breathe (v.)

old form: breath
catch breath, pause, rest
A course of Learning, and ingenious studies.A course of learning and ingenious studies.ingenious (adj.)
intellectual, refined, in liberal arts
TS I.i.9
Pisa renowned for graue CitizensPisa renowned for grave citizens TS I.i.10
Gaue me my being, and my father firstGave me my being and my father first,being (n.)
physical existence, life
TS I.i.11
A Merchant of great Trafficke through the world:A merchant of great traffic through the world,traffic (n.)

old form: Trafficke
trade, commerce, business, merchandise
TS I.i.12
Vincentio's come of the Bentiuolij,Vincentio come of the Bentivolii.come of (v.)
descend from
TS I.i.13
Vincentio's sonne, brough vp in Florence,Vincentio's son, brought up in Florence, TS I.i.14
It shall become to serue all hopes conceiu'dIt shall become to serve all hopes conceivedbecome (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
TS I.i.15
To decke his fortune with his vertuous deedes:To deck his fortune with his virtuous deeds.fortune (n.)
good fortune, success
TS I.i.16
deck (v.)

old form: decke
cover, adorn, decorate
And therefore Tranio, for the time I studie,And therefore, Tranio, for the time I studytime, for the
for the time being, at present
TS I.i.17
Vertue and that part of PhilosophieVirtue, and that part of philosophy TS I.i.18
Will I applie, that treats of happinesse,Will I apply that treats of happinessapply (v.)

old form: applie
pursue, practise, devote oneself to
TS I.i.19
By vertue specially to be atchieu'd.By virtue specially to be achieved. TS I.i.20
Tell me thy minde, for I haue Pisa left,Tell me thy mind, for I have Pisa left TS I.i.21
And am to Padua come, as he that leauesAnd am to Padua come as he that leaves TS I.i.22
A shallow plash, to plunge him in the deepe,A shallow plash to plunge him in the deep,plash (n.)
pool, puddle, pond
TS I.i.23
And with sacietie seekes to quench his thirst.And with satiety seeks to quench his thirst. TS I.i.24
Me Pardonato, gentle master mine:Mi perdonato, gentle master mine.gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
TS I.i.25
I am in all affected as your selfe,I am in all affected as yourself,affected (adj.)
disposed, inclined, minded
TS I.i.26
Glad that you thus continue your resolue,Glad that you thus continue your resolve TS I.i.27
To sucke the sweets of sweete Philosophie.To suck the sweets of sweet philosophy. TS I.i.28
Onely (good master) while we do admireOnly, good master, while we do admireadmire (v.)
revere, marvel at, respect
TS I.i.29
This vertue, and this morall discipline,This virtue and this moral discipline,discipline (n.)
learning, schooling, course of instruction
TS I.i.30
Let's be no Stoickes, nor no stockes I pray,Let's be no stoics nor no stocks, I pray,stoic (n.)

old form: Stoickes
pleasure-despiser, over-rigorous person
TS I.i.31
stock (n.)

old form: stockes
senseless person, stupid individual
Or so deuote to Aristotles checkesOr so devote to Aristotle's checkscheck (n.)

old form: checkes
restraint, control, counsel of moderation
TS I.i.32
Aristotle (n.)
[pron: 'aristotl] Greek philosopher, 4th-c BC
devote (adj.)

old form: deuote
devoted, dedicated, addicted
As Ouid; be an out-cast quite abiur'd:As Ovid be an outcast quite abjured.Ovid, Ovidius (n.)
[pron: 'ovid] Latin poet; exiled to live among the Goths in AD 8
TS I.i.33
abjure (v.)

old form: abiur'd
swear to abandon, solemnly reject
Balke Lodgicke with acquaintance that you haue,Balk logic with acquaintance that you have,acquaintance (n.)
friends, companions, associates
TS I.i.34
balk, baulk (v.)

old form: Balke
argue over, quibble about
And practise Rhetoricke in your common talke,And practise rhetoric in your common talk,common (adj.)
average, usual, general, ordinary
TS I.i.35
Musicke and Poesie vse, to quicken you,Music and poesy use to quicken you,quicken (v.)
revive, rejuvenate, give life [to]
TS I.i.36
The Mathematickes, and the MetaphysickesThe mathematics and the metaphysics TS I.i.37
Fall to them as you finde your stomacke serues you:Fall to them as you find your stomach serves you.serve (v.)

old form: serues
provide opportunity [to], be favourable [to], favour
TS I.i.38
stomach (n.)

old form: stomacke
wish, inclination, desire
fall to (v.)
begin to do, abandon oneself to
No profit growes, where is no pleasure tane:No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en. TS I.i.39
In briefe sir, studie what you most affect.In brief, sir, study what you most affect.affect (v.)
incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
TS I.i.40
Gramercies Tranio, well dost thou aduise,Gramercies, Tranio, well dost thou advise.gramercy, gramercies (int.)
great thanks
TS I.i.41
If Biondello thou wert come ashore,If, Biondello, thou wert come ashore, TS I.i.42
We could at once put vs in readinesse,We could at once put us in readiness, TS I.i.43
And take a Lodging fit to entertaineAnd take a lodging fit to entertainentertain (v.)

old form: entertaine
welcome, receive kindly, treat well, show hospitality to
TS I.i.44
Such friends (as time) in Padua shall beget.Such friends as time in Padua shall beget.beget (v.), past form begot
produce, engender, give rise to
TS I.i.45
Enter Baptista with his two daughters, Katerina & Enter Baptista with his two daughters Katherina and TS I.i.46.1
Bianca, Gremio a Pantelowne, Hortentio sister Bianca; Gremio, a pantaloon, and Hortensio, suitorpantaloon (n.)

old form: Pantelowne
old man, dotard [i.e. one wearing pantaloons = breeches]
TS I.i.46.2
to Bianca. Lucen. Tranio, stand Bianca. Lucentio and Tranio stand by TS I.i.46.3
But stay a while, what companie is this?But stay awhile, what company is this? TS I.i.46
Master some shew to welcome vs to Towne.Master, some show to welcome us to (n.)
spectacle, display, ceremony
TS I.i.47
Gentlemen, importune me no farther,Gentlemen, importune me no farther,importune (v.)
beg [for], ask persistently [for]
TS I.i.48
For how I firmly am resolu d you know:For how I firmly am resolved you know; TS I.i.49
That is, not to bestow my yongest daughter,That is, not to bestow my youngest daughterbestow (v.)
give, provide, grant
TS I.i.50
Before I haue a husband for the elder:Before I have a husband for the elder. TS I.i.51
If either of you both loue Katherina,If either of you both love Katherina, TS I.i.52
Because I know you well, and loue you well,Because I know you well and love you well, TS I.i.53
Leaue shall you haue to court her at your pleasure.Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure. TS I.i.54
To cart her rather. She's to rough for mee,To cart her rather. She's too rough for me.rough (adj.)
difficult to manage, not thoroughly trained
TS I.i.55
cart (v.)
drive around in a cart [usual punishment for a prostitute]
There, there Hortensio, will you any Wife?There, there, Hortensio, will you any wife? TS I.i.56
(to Baptista) TS I.i.56
I pray you sir, is it your willI pray you, sir, is it your will TS I.i.57
To make a stale of me amongst these mates?To make a stale of me amongst these mates?mate (n.)
fellow, individual
TS I.i.58
stale (n.)
dupe, sap, laughing-stock
Mates maid, how meane you that? / No mates for you,Mates, maid, how mean you that? No mates for you TS I.i.59
Vnlesse you were of gentler milder mould.Unless you were of gentler, milder mould.mould (n.)
nature, frame, character
TS I.i.60
gentle (adj.)
soft, tender, kind
I'faith sir, you shall neuer neede to feare,I'faith, sir, you shall never need to fear. TS I.i.61
I-wis it is not halfe way to her heart:Iwis it is not halfway to her heart.iwis (adv.)

old form: I-wis
[archaism] assuredly, certainly, truly
TS I.i.62
But if it were, doubt not, her care should be,But if it were, doubt not her care should be TS I.i.63
To combe your noddle with a three-legg'd stoole,To comb your noddle with a three-legged stool, TS I.i.64
And paint your face, and vse you like a foole.And paint your face, and use you like a fool.use (v.)

old form: vse
treat, deal with, manage
TS I.i.65
From all such diuels, good Lord deliuer vs.From all such devils, good Lord deliver us! TS I.i.66
And me too, good Lord.And me too, good Lord! TS I.i.67
(aside to Lucentio) TS I.i.68.1
Husht master, heres some good pastime toward;Husht, master, here's some good pastime toward.husht (int.)
be quiet
TS I.i.68
toward (adv.)
impending, forthcoming, in preparation
That wench is starke mad, or wonderfull froward.That wench is stark mad or wonderful froward.wench (n.)
girl, lass
TS I.i.69
froward (adj.)
perverse, obstinate, wilful, ungovernable
wonderful (adv.)

old form: wonderfull
wonderfully, remarkably, incredibly
(aside to Tranio) TS I.i.70
But in the others silence do I see,But in the other's silence do I see TS I.i.70
Maids milde behauiour and sobrietie.Maid's mild behaviour and sobriety. TS I.i.71
Peace Tranio.Peace, Tranio. TS I.i.72
(aside to Lucentio) TS I.i.73.1
Well said Mr, mum, and gaze your fill.Well said, master. Mum! And gaze your fill.mum (int.)
be quiet, shush
TS I.i.73
Gentlemen, that I may soone make goodGentlemen, that I may soon make goodmake good
perform well, succeed in carrying out
TS I.i.74
What I haue said, Bianca get you in,What I have said – Bianca, get you in. TS I.i.75
And let it not displease thee good Bianca,And let it not displease thee, good Bianca, TS I.i.76
For I will loue thee nere the lesse my girle.For I will love thee ne'er the less, my girl. TS I.i.77
A pretty peate, it is best A pretty peat! It is bestpeat (n.)

old form: peate
pet, spoilt darling
TS I.i.78
put finger in the eye, and she knew why.Put finger in the eye, an she knew why.and, an (conj.)
if, whether
TS I.i.79
Sister content you, in my discontent.Sister, content you in my discontent.content (v.)
take pleasure in, enjoy
TS I.i.80
Sir, to your pleasure humbly I subscribe:Sir, to your pleasure humbly I subscribe.pleasure (n.)
wish, desire, will
TS I.i.81
subscribe to (v.)
concur with, give assent to
My bookes and instruments shall be my companie,My books and instruments shall be my company, TS I.i.82
On them to looke, and practise by my selfe.On them to look and practise by myself. TS I.i.83
(aside) TS I.i.84.1
Harke Tranio, thou maist heare Minerua speak.Hark, Tranio, thou mayst hear Minerva speak.Minerva (n.)

old form: Minerua
Roman goddess of wisdom, the arts, and trades
TS I.i.84
Signior Baptista, will you be so strange,Signor Baptista, will you be so strange?strange (adj.)
aloof, distant, reserved
TS I.i.85
Sorrie am I that our good will effectsSorry am I that our good will effectseffect (v.)
cause, produce, bring about
TS I.i.86
Bianca's greefe.Bianca's grief. TS I.i.87.1
Why will you mew her vpWhy will you mew her up,mew up (v.)
coop up, confine, shut up
TS I.i.87.2
(Signior Baptista) for this fiend of hell,Signor Baptista, for this fiend of hell, TS I.i.88
And make her beare the pennance of her tongue.And make her bear the penance of her tongue? TS I.i.89
Gentlemen content ye: I am resolud:Gentlemen, content ye. I am resolved.content (v.)
calm [down], settle, relax
TS I.i.90
Go in Bianca.Go in, Bianca. TS I.i.91
Exit Bianca TS I.i.91
And for I know she taketh most delightAnd for I know she taketh most delightfor (conj.)
TS I.i.92
In Musicke, Instruments, and Poetry,In music, instruments, and poetry, TS I.i.93
Schoolemasters will I keepe within my house,Schoolmasters will I keep within my house TS I.i.94
Fit to instruct her youth. If you Hortensio,Fit to instruct her youth. If you, Hortensio, TS I.i.95
Or signior Gremio you know any such,Or Signor Gremio, you, know any such, TS I.i.96
Preferre them hither: for to cunning men,Prefer them hither; for to cunning menprefer (v.)

old form: Preferre
present, put forward, introduce
TS I.i.97
cunning (adj.)
knowledgeable, skilful, clever
I will be very kinde and liberall,I will be very kind, and liberal TS I.i.98
To mine owne children, in good bringing vp,To mine own children in good bringing up. TS I.i.99
And so farewell: Katherina you may stay,And so farewell. Katherina, you may stay, TS I.i.100
For I haue more to commune with Bianca. For I have more to commune with Bianca.commune (v.)
talk, converse, discourse
TS I.i.101
Exit.Exit TS I.i.101
Why, and I trust I may go too, may I not?Why, and I trust I may go too, may I not? TS I.i.102
What shall I be appointed houres, as thoughWhat, shall I be appointed hours, as though, belike,hour (n.)

old form: houres
(plural) fixed time, timetable
TS I.i.103
belike (adv.)
probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
(Belike) I knew not what to take, / And what to leaue? Ha. I knew not what to take and what to leave? Ha? TS I.i.104
ExitExit TS I.i.104
You may go to the diuels dam: your guifts are soYou may go to the devil's dam. Your gifts are sogift (n.)

old form: guifts
quality, accomplishment, talent
TS I.i.105
dam (n.)
good heere's none will holde you: Their loue is not sogood here's none will hold you. There! Love is not sohold (v.)

old form: holde
bear, tolerate, endure
TS I.i.106
great Hortensio, but we may blow our nails together,great, Hortensio, but we may blow our nails together,blow one's nail / nails
twiddle one's thumbs, wait patiently
TS I.i.107
and fast it fairely out. Our cakes dough on both sides.and fast it fairly out. Our cake's dough on both sides.fairly (adv.)

old form: fairely
cordially, warmly, becomingly
TS I.i.108
fast out (v.)
pass a period of abstinence
Farewell: yet for the loue I beare my sweet Bianca, if IFarewell. Yet, for the love I bear my sweet Bianca, if I TS I.i.109
can by any meanes light on a fit man to teach her thatcan by any means light on a fit man to teach her thatlight on (v.)
come across, meet with, chance upon
TS I.i.110
wherein she delights, I will wish him to her father.wherein she delights, I will wish him to her father.wish (v.)
commend, recommend
TS I.i.111
So will I signiour Gremio: but a word ISo will I, Signor Gremio. But a word, I TS I.i.112
pray: Though the nature of our quarrell yet neuerpray. Though the nature of our quarrel yet never TS I.i.113
brook'd parle, know now vpon aduice, it toucheth vsbrooked parle, know now, upon advice, it toucheth ustouch (v.)
affect, concern, regard, relate to
TS I.i.114
parle, parley (n.)
negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
brook (v.)

old form: brook'd
allow, permit, bear
advice (n.)

old form: aduice
consideration, reflection, deliberation
both: that we may yet againe haue accesse to our faireboth – that we may yet again have access to our fair TS I.i.115
Mistris, and be happie riuals in Bianca's loue, tomistress and be happy rivals in Bianca's love – to TS I.i.116
labour and effect one thing specially.labour and effect one thing specially. TS I.i.117
What's that I pray?What's that, I pray? TS I.i.118
Marrie sir to get a husband for her Sister.Marry, sir, to get a husband for her sister.marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
TS I.i.119
A husband: a diuell.A husband? A devil. TS I.i.120
I say a husband.I say a husband. TS I.i.121
I say, a diuell: Think'st thou Hortensio, thoughI say a devil. Think'st thou, Hortensio, though TS I.i.122
her father be verie rich, any man is so verie a foole to beher father be very rich, any man is so very a fool to bevery (adj.)

old form: verie
[intensifying] thoroughgoing, absolute
TS I.i.123
married to hell?married to hell? TS I.i.124
Tush Gremio: though it passe your patienceTush, Gremio. Though it pass your patiencepass (v.)

old form: passe
surpass, go beyond, outdo
TS I.i.125
& mine to endure her lowd alarums, why man there beeand mine to endure her loud alarums, why, man, there bealarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)
disturbance, turbulence, trouble, loud noise
TS I.i.126
good fellowes in the world, and a man could light on them,good fellows in the world, an a man could light on them,light on (v.)
come across, meet with, chance upon
TS I.i.127
good (adj.)
amenable, tractable, manageable
fellow (n.)

old form: fellowes
companion, associate
and, an (conj.)
if, whether
would take her with all faults, and mony enough.would take her with all faults, and money enough. TS I.i.128
I cannot tell: but I had as lief take her dowrieI cannot tell. But I had as lief take her dowrylief, had as
should like just as much
TS I.i.129
with this condition; To be whipt at the hie crossewith this condition – to be whipped at the high-crosshigh-cross (n.)

old form: hie crosse
cross in a town centre
TS I.i.130
euerie morning.every morning. TS I.i.131
Faith (as you say) there's small choise inFaith, as you say, there's small choice in TS I.i.132
rotten apples: but come, since this bar in law makes vsrotten apples. But come, since this bar in law makes usbar (n.)
objection, impediment
TS I.i.133
friends, it shall be so farre forth friendly maintain'd, till by helping Baptistas eldest daughter to afriends, it shall be so far forth friendly maintained till by TS I.i.134
husband, wee sethelping Baptista's eldest daughter to a husband we set TS I.i.135
his yongest free for a husband, and then haue too this youngest free for a husband, and then have to'thave to't

old form: haue too
let's go at it, let's renew the fight
TS I.i.136
afresh: Sweet Bianca, happy man be his dole: hee thatafresh. Sweet Bianca! Happy man be his dole. He thatdole, happy man be his
destiny, fate, lot
TS I.i.137
runnes fastest, gets the Ring: How say you signior Gremio?runs fastest gets the ring. How say you, Signor Gremio? TS I.i.138
I am agreed, and would I had giuen him the best I am agreed, and would I had given him the best TS I.i.139
horse in Padua to begin his woing that would thoroughlyhorse in Padua to begin his wooing that would thoroughly TS I.i.140
woe her, wed her, and bed her, and ridde the housewoo her, wed her, and bed her, and rid the house TS I.i.141
of her. Come on.of her. Come on. TS I.i.142
Exeunt ambo. Manet Tranio and LucentioExeunt Gremio and Hortensio TS I.i.142
I pray sir tel me, is it possibleI pray, sir, tell me, is it possible TS I.i.143
That loue should of a sodaine take such hold.That love should of a sudden take such hold?sudden, of / on / upon a / the

old form: sodaine
TS I.i.144
Oh Tranio, till I found it to be true,O Tranio, till I found it to be true, TS I.i.145
I neuer thought it possible or likely.I never thought it possible or likely. TS I.i.146
But see, while idely I stood looking on,But see, while idly I stood looking on, TS I.i.147
I found the effect of Loue in idlenesse,I found the effect of love in idleness, TS I.i.148
And now in plainnesse do confesse to theeAnd now in plainness do confess to thee, TS I.i.149
That art to me as secret and as deereThat art to me as secret and as dear TS I.i.150
As Anna to the Queene of Carthage was:As Anna to the Queen of Carthage was – Anna (n.)
sister of Dido, to whom Dido confides her love for Aeneas
TS I.i.151
Tranio I burne, I pine, I perish Tranio,Tranio, I burn, I pine, I perish, Tranio, TS I.i.152
If I atchieue not this yong modest gyrle:If I achieve not this young modest girl.achieve (v.)

old form: atchieue
gain, obtain, procure
TS I.i.153
Counsaile me Tranio, for I know thou canst:Counsel me, Tranio, for I know thou canst. TS I.i.154
Assist me Tranio, for I know thou wilt.Assist me, Tranio, for I know thou wilt. TS I.i.155
Master, it is no time to chide you now,Master, it is no time to chide you now;chide (v.), past form chid
scold, rebuke, reprove
TS I.i.156
Affection is not rated from the heart:Affection is not rated from the heart.rate (v.)
berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
TS I.i.157
affection (n.)
love, devotion
If loue haue touch'd you, naught remaines but so,If love have touched you, naught remains but so –  TS I.i.158
Redime te captam quam queas minimo.Redime te captum quam queas minimo.redime...
free yourself from captivity at the lowest ransom
TS I.i.159
Gramercies Lad: Go forward, this contents,Gramercies, lad. Go forward, this contents.go forward (v.)
carry on, keep it up
TS I.i.160
content (v.)
please, gratify, delight, satisfy
gramercy, gramercies (int.)
great thanks
The rest wil comfort, for thy counsels sound.The rest will comfort, for thy counsel's sound. TS I.i.161
Master, you look'd so longly on the maide,Master, you looked so longly on the maid,longly (adv.)
for a long time, constantly, persistently
TS I.i.162
Perhaps you mark'd not what's the pith of all.Perhaps you marked not what's the pith of all.pith (n.)
essence, central point, main purpose
TS I.i.163
mark (v.)

old form: mark'd
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Oh yes, I saw sweet beautie in her face,O yes, I saw sweet beauty in her face, TS I.i.164
Such as the daughter of Agenor had,Such as the daughter of Agenor had,Agenor (n.)
[pron: a'jenor] king of Tyre; father of daughter Europa and sons Cadmus, Phoenix, and Cilix
TS I.i.165
That made great Ioue to humble him to her hand,That made great Jove to humble him to her hand,Jove (n.)
[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
TS I.i.166
When with his knees he kist the Cretan strond.When with his knees he kissed the Cretan strand.strand, strond (n.)
shore, land, region
TS I.i.167
Saw you no more? Mark'd you not how hir sisterSaw you no more? Marked you not how her sistermark (v.)

old form: Mark'd
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
TS I.i.168
Began to scold, and raise vp such a storme,Began to scold and raise up such a storm TS I.i.169
That mortal eares might hardly indure the din.That mortal ears might hardly endure the din? TS I.i.170
Tranio, I saw her corrall lips to moue,Tranio, I saw her coral lips to move TS I.i.171
And with her breath she did perfume the ayre,And with her breath she did perfume the air. TS I.i.172
Sacred and sweet was all I saw in her.Sacred and sweet was all I saw in her.sacred (adj.)
revered, respected [as if a holy thing]
TS I.i.173
Nay, then 'tis time to stirre him frõ his trance:Nay, then 'tis time to stir him from his trance. TS I.i.174
I pray awake sir: if you loue the Maide,I pray, awake, sir. If you love the maid, TS I.i.175
Bend thoughts and wits to atcheeue her. Thus it stands:Bend thoughts and wits to achieve her. Thus it stands:wits, also five wits
faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
TS I.i.176
achieve (v.)

old form: atcheeue
gain, obtain, procure
bend (v.)
aim, direct, level, turn
Her elder sister is so curst and shrew'd,Her eldest sister is so curst and shrewdshrewd (adj.)

old form: shrew'd
shrewish, bad-tempered, difficult
TS I.i.177
curst (adj.)
bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, cross
That til the Father rid his hands of her,That till the father rid his hands of her, TS I.i.178
Master, your Loue must liue a maide at home,Master, your love must live a maid at home, TS I.i.179
And therefore has he closely meu'd her vp,And therefore has he closely mewed her up,mew up (v.)

old form: meu'd vp
coop up, confine, shut up
TS I.i.180
closely (adv.)
securely, in strict confinement
Because she will not be annoy'd with suters.Because she will not be annoyed with suitors.annoy (v.)

old form: annoy'd
harm, molest, hurt, injure
TS I.i.181
because (conj.)
so that, in order that
Ah Tranio, what a cruell Fathers he:Ah, Tranio, what a cruel father's he! TS I.i.182
But art thou not aduis'd, he tooke some careBut art thou not advised he took some careadvise, avise (v.)

old form: aduis'd
inform, be aware, apprise
TS I.i.183
To get her cunning Schoolemasters to instruct her.To get her cunning schoolmasters to instruct her?cunning (adj.)
knowledgeable, skilful, clever
TS I.i.184
I marry am I sir, and now 'tis plotted.Ay, marry, am I, sir – and now 'tis plotted. TS I.i.185
I haue it Tranio.I have it, Tranio. TS I.i.186.1
Master, for my hand,Master, for my hand,for (prep.)
TS I.i.186.2
Both our inuentions meet and iumpe in one.Both our inventions meet and jump in one.invention (n.)

old form: inuentions
plan, scheme, stratagem
TS I.i.187
jump (v.)

old form: iumpe
agree, coincide, tally
Tell me thine first.Tell me thine first. TS I.i.188.1
You will be schoole-master,You will be schoolmaster, TS I.i.188.2
And vndertake the teaching of the maid:And undertake the teaching of the maid –  TS I.i.189
That's your deuice.That's your device.device (n.)

old form: deuice
plan, scheme, intention
TS I.i.190.1
It is: May it be done?It is. May it be done? TS I.i.190.2
Not possible: for who shall beare your part,Not possible. For who shall bear your part TS I.i.191
And be in Padua heere Vincentio's sonne,And be in Padua here Vincentio's son, TS I.i.192
Keepe house, and ply his booke, welcome his friends,Keep house and ply his book, welcome his friends,ply one's book

old form: booke
study, work at, apply oneself to
TS I.i.193
keep (v.)

old form: Keepe
look after, watch over, maintain
Visit his Countrimen, and banquet them?Visit his countrymen and banquet them? TS I.i.194
Basta, content thee: for I haue it full.Basta, content thee, for I have it full.full (adv.)
fully, completely, properly
TS I.i.195
content (v.)
calm [down], settle, relax
We haue not yet bin seene in any house,We have not yet been seen in any house, TS I.i.196
Nor can we be distinguish'd by our faces,Nor can we be distinguished by our faces TS I.i.197
For man or master: then it followes thus;For man or master. Then it follows thus –  TS I.i.198
Thou shalt be master, Tranio in my sted:Thou shalt be master, Tranio, in my stead, TS I.i.199
Keepe house, and port, and seruants, as I should,Keep house, and port, and servants, as I should.port (n.)
style of living, way of life
TS I.i.200
I will some other be, some Florentine,I will some other be – some Florentine,Florentine (n.)
someone from Florence, Italy
TS I.i.201
Some Neapolitan, or meaner man of Pisa.Some Neapolitan, or meaner man of Pisa.mean (adj.)
lowly, humble, poor
TS I.i.202
'Tis hatch'd, and shall be so: Tranio at once'Tis hatched, and shall be so. Tranio, at once TS I.i.203
Vncase thee: take my Conlord hat and cloake,Uncase thee, take my coloured hat and cloak.uncase (v.)

old form: Vncase
take off outer garments, undress
TS I.i.204
When Biondello comes, he waites on thee,When Biondello comes, he waits on thee, TS I.i.205
But I will charme him first to keepe his tongue.But I will charm him first to keep his tongue.charm (v.)

old form: charme
bind, order, tell
TS I.i.206
So had you neede:So had you need. TS I.i.207
They exchange garments TS I.i.208.1
In breefe Sir, sith it your pleasure is,In brief, sir, sith it your pleasure is,pleasure (n.)
wish, desire, will
TS I.i.208
sith (conj.)
And I am tyed to be obedient,And I am tied to be obedient – tie (v.)

old form: tyed
oblige, constrain, force
TS I.i.209
For so your father charg'd me at our parting:For so your father charged me at our parting: TS I.i.210
Be seruiceable to my sonne (quoth he)‘ Be serviceable to my son,’ quoth he,quoth (v.)
TS I.i.211
serviceable (adj.)

old form: seruiceable
diligent, subservient, ready to do anything
Although I thinke 'twas in another sence,Although I think 'twas in another sense –  TS I.i.212
I am content to bee Lucentio,I am content to be Lucentio,content (adj.)
agreeable, willing, ready
TS I.i.213
Because so well I loue Lucentio.Because so well I love Lucentio. TS I.i.214
Tranio be so, because Lucentio loues,Tranio, be so, because Lucentio loves. TS I.i.215
And let me be a slaue, t'atchieue that maide,And let me be a slave t' achieve that maidachieve (v.)

old form: atchieue
gain, obtain, procure
TS I.i.216
Whose sodaine sight hath thral'd my wounded eye.Whose sudden sight hath thralled my wounded eye.thrall (v.)

old form: thral'd
enslave, make captive
TS I.i.217
Enter Biondello.Enter Biondello TS I.i.218.1
Heere comes the rogue. Sirra, where haue you bin?Here comes the rogue. Sirrah, where have you been?sirrah (n.)
sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
TS I.i.218
Where haue I beene? Nay how now, whereWhere have I been? Nay, how now, where TS I.i.219
are you? Maister, ha's my fellow Tranio stolne yourare you? Master, has my fellow Tranio stolen yourfellow (n.)
fellow-servant, colleague
TS I.i.220
cloathes, or you stolne his, or both? Pray what's theclothes, or you stolen his, or both? Pray, what's the TS I.i.221
newes?news? TS I.i.222
Sirra come hither, 'tis no time to iest,Sirrah, come hither. 'Tis no time to jest, TS I.i.223
And therefore frame your manners to the timeAnd therefore frame your manners to the time.frame (v.)
adapt, adjust, shape, accommodate
TS I.i.224
Your fellow Tranio heere to saue my life,Your fellow Tranio here, to save my life, TS I.i.225
Puts my apparrell, and my count'nance on,Puts my apparel and my countenance on,countenance (n.)

old form: count'nance
demeanour, bearing, manner
TS I.i.226
apparel (n.)

old form: apparrell
clothes, clothing, dress
And I for my escape haue put on his:And I for my escape have put on his. TS I.i.227
For in a quarrell since I came a shore,For in a quarrel since I came ashore TS I.i.228
I kil'd a man, and feare I was descried:I killed a man, and fear I was descried.descry (v.)
catch sight of, make out, espy, discover
TS I.i.229
Waite you on him, I charge you, as becomes:Wait you on him, I charge you, as becomes,become (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
TS I.i.230
While I make way from hence to saue my life:While I make way from hence to save my life. TS I.i.231
You vnderstand me?You understand me? TS I.i.232.1
I sir, ne're a whit.I, sir? Ne'er a whit. TS I.i.232.2
And not a iot of Tranio in your mouth,And not a jot of Tranio in your mouth. TS I.i.233
Tranio is chang'd into Lucentio.Tranio is changed into Lucentio. TS I.i.234
The better for him, would I were so too.The better for him, would I were so too! TS I.i.235
So could I 'faith boy, to haue the next wish after,So could I, faith, boy, to have the next wish after, TS I.i.236
that Lucentio indeede had Baptistas yongest daughter.That Lucentio indeed had Baptista's youngest daughter. TS I.i.237
But sirra, not for my sake, but your masters, I aduiseBut, sirrah, not for my sake but your master's, I advise TS I.i.238
you vse your manners discreetly in all kind of companies:You use your manners discreetly in all kind of companies. TS I.i.239
When I am alone, why then I am Tranio: When I am alone, why then I am Tranio, TS I.i.240
but in all places else, your master Lucentio.But in all places else your master Lucentio. TS I.i.241
Tranio let's go:Tranio, let's go. TS I.i.242
One thing more rests, that thy selfe execute,One thing more rests, that thyself executeexecute (v.)
carry out, fulfil, perform
TS I.i.243
rest (v.)
remain [to be done], be left
To make one among these wooers: if thou ask me why,To make one among these wooers. If thou ask me why,make (v.)
become, form, make up
TS I.i.244
Sufficeth my reasons are both good and waighty.Sufficeth, my reasons are both good and weighty. TS I.i.245
Exeunt. Exeunt TS I.i.245
The Presenters aboue speakes.The Presenters above speak TS I.i.246.1
1. Man. LORD 
My Lord you nod, you do not minde the play.My lord, you nod, you do not mind the play.mind (v.)

old form: minde
pay attention to, take notice of
TS I.i.246
Beg. SLY 
Yes by Saint Anne do I, a (coming to with a start) Yes, by Saint Anne, do I. A TS I.i.247
good matter surely: Comes there any more of it?good matter, surely. Comes there any more of it?matter (n.)
subject-matter, content, substance
TS I.i.248
surely (adv.)
certainly, doubtless, assuredly
Lady. PAGE 
My Lord, 'tis but begun.My lord, 'tis but begun.but (adv.)
TS I.i.249
Beg. SLY 
'Tis a verie excellent peece of worke, Madame Ladie:'Tis a very excellent piece of work, madam lady. TS I.i.250
would 'twere done. Would 'twere done! TS I.i.251
They sit and marke.They sit and markmark (v.)
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
TS I.i.251.1
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