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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.
FROM THE TEXT OF
MR. STEEVENS'S LAST EDITION.
Christopher Sly, a drunken tinker.
Persons in the
Baptista, a rich gentleman of Padua.
Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, a suitor to Katharina.
Suitors to Bianca.
} Servants to Lucentio.
} Servants to Petruchio.
Pedant, un old fellow set up to personate Vincentio.
}Daughters to Baptista.
Katharina, the Shrew;
Bianca, her sister,
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.
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
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.