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Pet. Come, Kate, we'll to-bed: We three are married, but you two are sped.* 'Twas I won the wager, though you hit the white;'
[To Lucentio. And, being a winner, God give you good night!
[Exeunt PETRUCHIO and Kath. Hor. Now go thy ways, thou hast tam'd a curst
shrew. Luc. 'Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will be tam'd so.
- you two are sped.) i. e. the fate of you both is decided; you have wives who exhibit early proofs of disobedience.
though you hit the white;] To hit the white is a phrase borrowed from archery: the mark was commonly white. Here it alludes to the name, Bianca, or white.
6 Of this play the two plots are so well united, that they can hardly be called two without injury to the art with which they are interwoven. The attention is entertained with all the variety of a double plot, yet is not distracted by unconnected incidents.
The part between Katharine and Petruchio is eminently spritely and diverting. At the marriage of Bianca the arrival of the real father, perhaps, produces more perplexity than pleasure. The whole play is very popular and diverting. Johnson.
Old Shepherd. Ühat have we here ! Mercy ons, a barne:
a very pretty barne!