Katharine; A Travesty

Katharine; A Travesty

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... With hallowed joy My heart doth cloy. Her heart't would bewitch To know me rich; For't is not want that love inspires, And after riches the maid aspires. Lucentio; Bianca, candidly, I'm but a youth From Pisa's walls, to speak the truth, Who'd fain instruct thee in the arts of Cupid. Bianca: Oh, now I see. How could I be so stupid? Lucentio: The man who's called Lucentio Is but my valet, Tranio. 'T is love for thee alone has brought me here. Be kind to me and bid me call thee " Dear." Bianca: Hush, gentle sir, for Licio may catch on. He sniffs a rodent. We 'll talk of this anon. Aloud. I fear I do not like thy Latin vile. To Lucentio I 'll meet thee at two down by the stile, Where we our lesson will resume. Aloud. For Licio now you must make room. Lucentio: Thou hast done well, fair pupil mine; School will begin again at nine. To Bianca. And at the stile we 'll talk of love, You 'll find me there at quarter of. Exit. Hortensio tunes up and begins to sing "A Wandering Minstrel I" Bianca: Interrupting. Kindly musician, give us a rest; That tune's more or less of a nut from the chest; I'd prefer to begin with a polka or waltz. Just as a flyer, likewise to see, Whether mine auricle's true or is false; Tune up the banjo and strike the key. Hortensio: Fairest Bianca, does not your heart betray That I'm no professor of this art? Hast thou no notion of what I'd say? If thou hastest not, thou hast no heart. Bianca: Strange words are these--a heart I hast, And one that beateth exceeding fast; But, to speak the truth, I greatly fear It's more my pearly pinky ear That proclaims thee deficient in that art Which Pa has hired thee to impart. Hortensio: But, lovely maid, look in these eyes And tell me whom you recognize. Bianca I know...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972511
  • 9781236972514