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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.

COMEDY,

BY

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE.

ACCURATELY PRINTED

FROM THE TEXT OF

MR. STEEVENS'S LAST EDITION.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

A Lord.
Christopher Sly, a drunken tinker. Persons in the
Hostess, Page, Players, Huntsmen, and í Induction.

other servants attending on the Lord. )

Baptista, a rich gentleman of Padua. ,
Vincentio, an old gentleman of Pisa.
Lucentio, son to Vincentio, in love with Biancu.
Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, a suitor to Katharina.

Gremio,

} Suitors to Bianca.

Hortensio, vuitors to Bianca.
Tranio, Servants to Lucentio.
Biondello,
Grumio,

rvants to Petruchio.
Curtis,
Pedant, un old fellow set up to personate Vincentio.

Katharina, the Shrew; 2

Daughters to Baptista.
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: ook 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?

Go to th

thirdborough.

Sly. No, not a denier: Go by, says Jeronimy ;

to thy cold bed, and warm thee. Host. I know my remedy, I must go fetch the

[Erit. Sly. Third, or fourth, or fifth borough, I'll anWer 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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