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Persons in the
Pedant, an old Fellow, set up to personale l'in-
tending on the Lord,
}Suitors to Bianca. TRANIO, BIONDELLO,
Servants to Lucento. GRUMIO; }Servants to Petruchio.
Baptista and Petruchio.
Petruchio's House in the Country.
TAMING OF THE SHREW.
Enter Hostess and SLY.
Sly. Y'are a baggage; the Slies are no rogues: Look in the chronicles, we came in with Richard Conqueror. Therefore, paucus pallabris ; let the world slide :
Sly. No, not a devier : Go by, says Jeronimy;
Host. I know my remedy, I inust go fetch the thirdborough.
(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.)
I Hun. Believe me, lord, I think he cannot choose.
Enter a Lord from hunting, with
Huntsmen and Serevents.
Hun. Why, Belman is as good as he, my lord;
Lord. Thou art a fool; if Echo were as flect,
here ? one dead, or drunk ? Sec, dotb he breathe 2. Hun. He breathes, my lord: Were he not warnu'd This were a bed but cold to sleep so soundly,
Lord. O monstrous beast : how like a swine he lies Grim death! how foul and loathsome is thine image Sirs, I will practise on this drunken no bed, Wrapp'd in sweet clothes, rings put upon his fingers, And brave attendants near him when he wakes, Would not the beggar then forget himself? 2 Hun. It would seem strange unto him when lo
dulcet and a heavenly sound;
Zord. Tis very true,-thou didst it excellent.
And say; -Wilt please your lor lahip cool your hands ?
say, that he dreams,
1 Hun. My As he shall think
you, we'll play our part,
true diligence, He is no less than what we say he is.
Lord. Take him up gently, and to bed with him; And each one to his office, when he wakes.
(Some bear out Sly. A trumpet sounds.) Sirrah, go see what trumpet'tis that sounds :
[Erit Serrant. Belike some noble gentleman, that means, Travelling some journey, to repose him here.
Re-enter a Sernant.
An it please your honour,
Now, fellows, you are welcome. 1 Play. We thank your honour. Lord. Do you intend to stay with me to-night? % Play. So please your lordship to accept our duts,
Lord. With all my heart. This fellow I remember, Since once he played a farmer's eldest 1 have forgot your name; but, sure, that part Was aptly Atted, and naturally perform d. 1
I think, 'twas Soto that your honour means Well, you are come to me in happy time; The rather for I have some sport in hand, Wherein your cunning can assist me much. There is a lord will hear you play to-night: But I am doubtful of your modesties; Lest, over-eying of his odd behaviour,