Taming Of The Shrew

  • Taming of the Shrew: Prologue, Scene 1

  • Before an alehouse on a heath.

  • (Christopher Sly; Hostess; Lord; First Huntsman; Second Huntsman; First Servingman; First Player; Second Player)

  • Enter beggar, Christopher Sly, and Hostess.

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    Christopher Sly

    I'll pheeze you, in faith.

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    Hostess

    A pair of stocks, you rogue!

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    Christopher Sly

    Y' are a baggage, the Slys are no rogues. Look in the chronicles; we came in with Richard Conqueror. Therefore paucas pallabris, let the world slide. Sessa!

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    Hostess

    You will not pay for the glasses you have burst?

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    Christopher Sly

    No, not a denier. Go by, Saint Jeronimy! Go to thy cold bed, and warm thee.

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    Hostess

    I know my remedy; I must go fetch the thirdborough.

  • Exit.

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    Christopher 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.

  • Wind horns. Enter a Lord from hunting, with his Train.

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    Lord

    Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my hounds

  • (Brach 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.

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