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NOTE ON THE FRONTISPIECE

This portrait was formerly the property of Thomas Turton, Bishop of Ely (1845-64). It is inscribed Æ. 39 x. 1603, but its authenticity is not entirely beyond doubt. The portrait is now the property of the Trustees of Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon, by whose permission, and with

whose assistance, it is here presented.

THE TAMING OF

THE SHREW

III : A

PERSONS

REPRESENTED

A LORD.
CHRISTOPHER SLY: A TINKER. PERSONS IN THE
HOSTESS, PAGE, PLAYERS, HUNTSMEN, INDUCTION.

AND SERVANTS.

LUCENTIO:{
PETRUCHIO:{

BAPTISTA: A RICH GENTLEMAN OF PADUA.
VINCENTIO: AN OLD GENTLEMAN OF Pisa.

SON TO VINCENTIO, IN LOVE WITH

BIANCA.
A GENTLEMAN OF VERONA, A SUITOR

TO KATHARINA.
GREMIO:

SUITORS TO BIANCA.
HORTENSIO
TRANIO:

SERVANTS TO LUCENTIO.
BIONDELLO:
GRUMIO :)

SERVANTS TO PETRUCHIO.
CURTIS :

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TAILOR, HABERDASHER, AND SERVANTS ATTENDING

ON BAPTISTA AND PETRUCHIO.

SCENE-Padua ; Petruchio's House.

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

THE INDUCTION

SCENE I. A Hedge-Tavern on a Heath.

Enter Hostess and SLY.

Sly. I'll pheeze you,' in faith.
Host. A pair of stocks, you Rogue !
Sly. Y'are a baggage: the Slys are no rogues; look in

the Chronicles; we came in with Richard Conqueror.

Therefore, paucas pallabris;o let the world slide : sessa! 3
Host. You will not pay for the glasses you have burst ?
Sly. No; not a denier. Go by, Jeronimy: go to thy

cold bed, and warm thee.
Host. I know my remedy; I must go fetch the third-
borough.

[exit.
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.

[falls asleep.

8

Wind horns. Enter a Lord from hunting,

with his Train.
LORD. Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my

hounds:
Trash Merriman—the poor cur is emboss'd ;
And couple Clowder with the deep-mouth'd brach.
Saw'st thou not, Boy, how Silver made it good
At the hedge-corner, in the coldest fault ?

I would not lose the dog for twenty pound.
FIRST Hun. Why, Belman is as good as he, my Lord ; 20
He cried to upon

it at the merest loss,
And twice to-day pick'd out the dullest scent:
Trust me, I take him for the better dog.

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pay you out. ? (slang) for pocas palabras = 'dry up.' 3 (slang)='trot !' 'outside!'
* constable. 3 aptly, here and now. stay, slow down (by means of a trailing thong).
7 foaming with exertion, over-run.

8 bitch. picked up the scent. 10 gave tongue.

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