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We will make amends, ere long:
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
BAPTISTA, a rich Gentleman of Padua.
Persons in the
LUCENTIO, Son to VINCENTIO, in love with Bianca.
PEDANT, an old fellow set up to personate Vincentio.
KATHERINA, the Shrew, Daughters to Baptista.
Tailor, Haberdasher, and Servants attending on Baptista and Petruchio.
SCENE, sometimes in Padua; and sometimes in Petruchio's House in the Country.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.
SCENE I. Before an Alehouse on a Heath.
'LL pheese you, in faith.
Host. A pair of stocks, you rogue 1 Sly. Y'are a baggage; the Slys are no rogues. Look in the chronicles, we came in with Richard Conqueror. Therefore, paucas pallabras; let the world slide. Sessa! Host. You will not pay for the glasses you have burst? Sly. No, not a denier; go by, Signior1 Jeronimy. Humph! go to thy cold bed, and warm thee.
Host. I know my remedy, I must go fetch the headborough.
[Exit. 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.
Wind Horns. Enter a Lord from Hunting, with Huntsmen and Servants.
Lord. Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my
Bathe2 Merriman—the poor cur is emboss'd—