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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

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INDUCTION. SCENE II.

A ROOM IN THE LORD'S HOUSE.

SLY, WITH LORD AND ATTENDANTS; SOME WITH APPAREL, BASON AND EWER, AND OTHER APPURTENANCES.

Sly. AM I a lord? and have I such a lady? Or do I dream, or have I dream'd till now? I do not sleep: I see, I hear, I speak;
I smell sweet savours, and I feel soft things:— Upon my life, I am a lord, indeed;
And not a tinker, nor Christophero Sly.— Well, bring our lady hither to our sight;
And once again, a pot o' the smallest ale.

Painted by Robert Smirke, R.A. Engraved by Robert Thew.


ACT III. SCENE II.

BAPTISTA'S HOUSE.

PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, BlANCA, HORTENSIA, BAPTISTA, GRUMIO, AND TRAIN.

Petruchio. BUT for my bonny Kate, she must with me.
Nay, look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, nor fret;
I will be master of what is mine own :
She is my goods, my chattels; she is my house,
My household-stuff, my field, my barn,
My horse, my ox, my ass, my anything;
And here she stands, touch her whoever dare;
I'll bring mine action on the proudest he
That stops my way in Padua. Grumio,
Draw forth thy weapon, we are beset with thieves;
Rescue thy mistress, if thou be a man:—
Fear not, sweet wench, they shall not touch thee, Kate;
I'll buckler thee against a million.

Painted by Francis Wheatley, R. A. Engraved .by John Peter Simon.

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