Abbildungen der Seite
PDF
EPUB
[ocr errors]

The jeweller, that owes ? the ring, is sent for,
And he shall surety me.

But for this lord,
Who hath abus'd me, as he knows himself,
Though yet he never harm’d me, here I quit him :
He thinks himself, my bed he hath defild;
But 'twas his wife who then became with child:
And now behold the meaning.

Re-enter Widow, with HELENA. King.

Is there no exorcist
Beguiles the truer office of mine eyes ?
Is't real, that I see?
· Hel.

No, my good lord;
'Tis but the shadow of a wife you see,
The name, and not the thing.
Ber.

, Both, both; 0, pardon! Hel. O, my good lord, when I was like this maid, I found you wondrous kind. There is

your ring, And, look you, here's your letter; This it

says, When

from my finger you can get this ring, And

are by me with child, &c. - This is done: Will

you be mine, now you are doubly won ? Ber. If she, my liege, can make me know this

clearly, l'll love her dearly, ever, ever dearly.

Hel. If it appear not plain, and prove untrue, Deadly divorce step between me and you ! 0, my dear mother, do I see you living?

Laf. Mine eyes smell onions, I shall weep anon:

Good Tom Drum, [To PAROLLES.] lend me a handkerchief: So, I thank thee; wait on me home, I'll make sport with thee: Let thy courtesies alone, they are scurvy ones.

King. Let us from point to point this story know, To make the even truth in pleasure flow : If thou be'st yet a fresh uncropped flower,

[T. Diana.

[blocks in formation]

Choose thou thy husband, and I'll pay thy dower ;
For I can guess, that, by the honest

aid,
Thou kept'st a wife herself, thyself a maid. -
Of that, and all the progress, more and less,
Resolvedly more leisure shall express :
All yet seems well ; and, if it end so meet,
The bitter past, more welcome is the sweet.

[Flourish.

Advancing.
The king's a beggar, now the play is done :
All is well ended, if this suit be won,
That
you express content ; which

we
will

pay,
With strife to please you, day exceeding day :
Ours be your patience then, and yours our parts,
Your gentle hands lend us, and take our hearts.

[Exeunt.

8 i. c. Take our parts, support and defend us.

[ocr errors]

TAMING

OF

THE SHREW.

F

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

A Lord.
CHRISTOPHER Sly, a drunken tinker.) Persons in
Hostess, Page, Players, Huntsmen and the Intro-

other Servants attending on the Lord. duction.

BAPTISTA, a rich gentleman of Padua.
Vincentio, an old gentleman of Pisa.
LUCENTIO, son to Vincentio, in love with Bianca.
PETRUCHIO, a gentleman of Verona, a suitor to Ka-

tharina.
GREMIO,
HORTENSIO,
TRANIO,

servants to Lucentio. BIONDELLO, GRUMIO,

servants to Petruchio. CURTIS, PEDANT, an old fellow set up to personate Vincentio.

} suitors to Bianca.

KATHARINA, the Shrew;
BIANCA, her sister,
Widow.

} 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.

CHARACTERS IN THE INDUCTION

To the Original Play of The Taming of a Shrew,

entered on the Stationers' books in 1594, and

printed in quarto in 1607.,
A Lord, &c.
SLY.

A Tapster.

Page, Players, Huntsmen, &c.

ns Intro jon.

[merged small][ocr errors][merged small]

ALPHONSUS, a merchant of Athens.
JEROBEL, Duke of Cestus.
AURELIUS, his son,

suitors to the daughters of FERANDO,

Alphonsus.
POLIDOR,
VALERIA, servant to Aurelius.
SANDER, servant to Ferando.
PHYLOTUS, a Merchant who personates the Duke.

[ocr errors][merged small]

KATE,
EMILIA,
PHYLEMA,

daughters to Alphonsus.

riding on

Tailor, Haberdasher, and Servants to Ferando and.

Alphonsus.

etimes i

SCENE, Athens ; and sometimes Ferando's Country

House.

« ZurückWeiter »