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jogal obedience, that runs through all Catharine's speech, thews the business of the play to be compleared in her being fo thoroughly reformed. But this comedy has likewise a fubfervient walk, which, from the beginning, is connected Bo, and made a part of the main plot; ziz. the marriage of Bianca. This marriage, according to the regulation of all the copies, is executed and cleared up in the fourth act: and the fifth act is not made to begin till the whole company meet at Lucentio's apartment. By this regulation, there is not only an unreasonable disproportion in length: betwixt the 4th and 5th acts, bur a manifest absurdity committed in the conduct of the fable. By the division I have ventue red at, these inconveniencies are remedied, and the action lyé's more uniform. For not the whole catastrophe is wound up in the sth act: it begins with Lucentio going to church to marry Bianca : the true Vincentio arrives to difcover the imposture carried on by the pedant: and after this eclairciffement is hung in suspence (always a pleasure to an audience,) till towards the middle of the sth act; the main business is wound up, of Catharine 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 aét; that is a matter of no importance. Their Mort interlocution was never defigned to mark the intervals of the aets.

(27) We two are married, but you two are sped.] This is the reading only of the modern copies, I have chose to read with the older books : Petruchio, I think verily, would say this: 1, and you Lucentio, and you Hortenfio, are all under the same predicament in one respect, we are all three

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