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won the

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In token of which duty, if he please,
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 ;
(27) We three are married, but you two are sped.
'Twas I

you

hit the white; And being a winner, God give you good night.

[Exeunt Petruchio and Catharina. Hor. Now.go thy ways, thou haft tam'd a curft threw. Luc. 'Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will be tam'd fo.

[Exeunt omnes. Enter two servants bearing Sly in his own apparel, and

leave him on the Stage. Then enter a Tapfter. Sly awaking.) Sim, give's fome more wine-what, all the Players gone ? am not I a Lord ?

Tap.ALord, with a murrain! come, art thou drunk fill?

Sly. Who's this? Tapster! oh, I have had the bravest dream that ever thou heardst in all thy life.

Tap. Yea, marry, but thou hadft befi get thee home, for your wife vill course you for dreaming here all night. arrives, to discover the imposture carried on by the Pedant : and after this eclaircissement is hung in fufpence (always a pleasure to an audience) till towards the middle of the 5th act; the main business is wound up, of Carbarine approving herself to be a convert; and an instructer, in their duty, to the other new-married Ladies.If it be objected, that, by the change I make, the Lord and his servants (who are characters out of the Drama) speak in the middle of an act; that is a matter of no importance. Their short interlocution was never de. Sign'd to mark the intervals of the acts.

(27) We two are married, but you two are sped.] This is the reade ing only of the modern copies, I have chose to read with the older books. Petruchio, I think verily, would say this : I, and you Lucentio, and you Hortensio, are all under the same predicament in one respect, we are all three married; but you two are finely help'd up with wives, that don't know the duty of obedience.

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Sly. Will she? I know how to tame a shrew. I dreamt upon it all this night, and thou hast wak'd me out of the best dream that ever I had. But I'll to my wife, and tame her too, if the anger me.

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