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Katharine, that cap of yours becomes you not;
[Kath. pulls off her Cap, and throws it down. Wid. Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh, Till I be brought to such a silly pass!
Bian. Fie! what a foolish duty call you this?
Hath cost me an hundred crowns since supper-time.
What duty they do owe their lords and husbands.
Pet. Come on, I say; and first begin with her.
say, she shall-and first begin with her.
A woman mov'd, is like a fountain troubled,
And, not obedient to his honest will,
When they are bound to serve, love, and obey.
But that our soft conditions, and our hearts,
My hand is ready, may it do him ease.
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 Katharina. Hor. Now go thy ways, thou hast tam'd a curst
Luc. 'Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will be tam'd
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 sprightly 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.
C. Whittingham, Printer, Chiswick.
Another Sicilian Lord.
Rogero, a Sicilian Gentleman.
An Attendant on the young Prince Mamillius.
Florizel, his Son.
Archidamus, a Bohemian Lord.
An old Shepherd,
Clown, his Son.
reputed Father of Perdita.
Servant to the old Shepherd.
Autolycus, a Rogue.
Time, as Chorus.
Hermione, Queen to Leontes.
Perdita, Daughter to Leontes and Hermione.
Emilia, a Lady,
Two other Ladies, attending the Queen.
Mopsa, Shepherdesses. }
Lords, Ladies, and Attendants; Satyrs for a Dance; Shepherds, Shepherdesses, Guards, &c.
SCENE, sometimes in Sicilia, sometimes in Bohemia.