Imatges de pÓgina

Pet. Why, there's a wench !-Come on, and kiss

me, Kate.

Luc. Well, go thy ways, old lad; for thou shalt ha't.

Vin. 'Tis a good hearing, when children are toward.

Luc. But a harsh hearing, when women are froward.

Pet. Come, Kate, we'll to bed :

We three are married, but you two are sped. 'Twas I won the wager, though you hit the white;

[To Lucentio. And, being a winner, God give you good night! [Exeunt Petruchio and Kath. Hor. Now, go thy ways, thou hast tam'd a curst


Luc. 'Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will be [Exeunt.

tam'd so.

Of this play the two plots are so well united, that they can hardly be called two, without injury to the art with which they are interwoven. The attention is entertained with all the variety of a double plot, yet is not distracted by unconnected incidents. The part between Katharine and Petruchio is eminently spritely and diverting. At the marriage of Bianca, the arrival of the real father, perhaps, produces more perplexity than pleasure. The whole play is very popular and diverting.— JOHNSON.


W. WILSON, Printer, 4, Greville-Street, London.

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