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INDUCTION.

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.

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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,

} Servants to Petruchio.

Curtis,

Pedant, un old fellow set up to personate Vincentio.

}Daughters to Baptista.

Katharina, the Shrew;

Bianca, her sister,
Widow.

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 Therefore, paucas pallabris; let the

Conqueror.

world slide: Sessa!

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 third borough. [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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