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TAMING OF THE SHREW.
DRAMATIS PERSONÆ. A Lord.
Suitors to Bianca. CHRISTOPHER SLY, a
Persons HORTENSIO, Tinker.
TRANIO, Servants to LuHostess, Page, Players,
In- BIONDELLO, centio. Huntsmen, and Ser
duction. GRUMIO, vants.
Servants to Petruchio.
CURTIS, BAPTISTA, a rich Gentleman of The Pedant.
Padua. VINCENTIO, an old Gentleman of KATHARINA, Daughters to BapPisa.
tista. LUCENTIO, Son to Vincentio.
Widow. PETRUCHIO, a Gentleman of Ve
Tailor, Haberdasher, and Servants attending on Baptista and Petruchio. SCENE, sometimes in Padua; and sometimes in Petruchio's
House in the Country.
Before an Alehouse on a Heath.,
Enter Hostess and SLY.
Sly. Y' are a baggage: the Slys are no rogues; look in the chronicles, we came in with Richard Conqueror. Therefore, paucas pallabris; let the world slide. Sessa!
Host. You will not pay for the glasses you have burst?
Sly. No, not a denier. Go by, S. Jeronimy: Go to thy cold bed, and warm thee. Host. I know my remedy: I must go fetch the head-borough.
[Exit. 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. Wind Horns. Enter a Lord from hunting, with Huntsmen and
1 Hun. Why, Belman is as good as he, my lord;
Lord. Thou art a fool: if Echo were as fleet,
1 Hun. I will, my lord.
breathe? 2 Hun. He breathes, my lord. Were he not warm’d with ale, This were a bed but cold to sleep so soundly.
Lord. O, monstrous beast! how like a swine he lies.