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Sly. Madam wife, they say, that I have dream'd, and slept Above some fifteen year and more.

Taming of the Shrew.

A

COMEDY,

BY

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE.

ACCURATELY PRINTED

FROM THE TEXT OF

MR. STEEVENS'S LAST EDITION.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

A Lord.
Christopher Sly, a drunken tinker.
Hostess, Page, Players, Huntsmen, and

other servants attending on the Lord.

Persons in the

Induction.

Baptista, a rich gentleman of Padua.
Vincentio, an old gentleman of Pisa.
Lucentio, son to Vincentio, in love with Bianca.
Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, a suitor to Katharina.
Gremio,

} Suitors to Bianca.
Hortensio,
Tranio,

} Servants to Lucentio.
Biondello,
Grumio,
Curtis,

}Servants to Petruchio.
Pedant, un old fellow set up to personate Vincentio.

Katharina, the Shrew;
Bianca, her sister,
Widow.

}Daughters to Baptista.

Tailor, Haberdasher, and Servants attending on Baptista

and Petruchio.

Scene, sometimes in Padua; and sometimes in Petruchio's

House in the Country.

TAMING OF THE SHREW.

INDUCTION.

SCENE I.

BEFORE AN ALEHOUSE ON A HEATH.

Enter Hostess and Sly.
Sly. I'll pheese you, in faith.
Host. A pair of stocks, you rogue!

Sly. Y’are a baggage; the Slies are no rogues: Look in the chronicles, we came in with Richard Conqueror. Therefore, paucas pallabris; let the world slide: Sessu !

Host. You will not pay for the glasses you have burst

Sly. No, not a denier: Go by, says Jeronimy ;Go to thy cold bed, and warm thee.

Host. I know my remedy, I must go fetch the thirdborough.

[Erit. Sly. Third, or fourth, or fifth borough, I'll answer him by law: I'll not budge an inch, boy; let him come, and kindly.

[Lies down on the ground, and falls asleep.

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