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The Taming of a Shrew
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AA PleasantPleasant conceitedconceited HistorieHistory, calledcalled
TheThe TamingTaming ofof aa ShrewShrew.


EnterEnter aa TapsterTapster, beatingbeating outout ofof hishis dooresdoors
SlieSly DroonkenDrunken.


TapsterTapster.
YOuYOu whorsonwhoreson droonkendrunken slaueslave, youyou hadhad bestbest bebe gonegone,
AndAnd emptyempty youryour droonkendrunken panchpaunch some wheresomewhere elseelse
ForFor inin thisthis househouse thouthou shaltshalt notnot restrest to nighttonight.
ExitExit TapsterTapster.
SlieSly.Tilly vallyTilly-vally, byby criseecrisee TapsterTapster IleI’ll fesefeeze youyou anonanon.
FilsFillsfills thethe tothert’other potpot andand allsall’s paidpaid forfor, lookelook youyou
II doodo drinkedrink itit ofof minemine owneown InstegationInstigation, OmneOmne benebene
HeereHere IleI’ll lielie aa whilewhile, whywhy TapsterTapster II saysay,
FilsFills aa freshfresh cushencushion heerehere.
HeighHeyHeigh hoho, heershere’s goodgood warmewarm lyinglying.
HeHe falsfalls asleepeasleep.

EnterEnter aa NobleNoble manman andand hishis menmen
fromfrom huntinghunting.

LordLord.NowNow thatthat thethe gloomiegloomy shaddowshadow ofof thethe nightnight,
LongingLonging toto viewview OrionsOrion’s drislingdrizzling lookeslooks,
LeapesLeaps fromfrom th’antarticketh’antarctic WorldWorld vntounto thethe skiesky
AndAnd dimsdims thethe WelkinWelkin withwith herher pitchiepitchy breathbreath,
AndAnd darkesomedarksome nightnight oreshadeso’ershades thethe christallcrystal heauensheavens,
HereHere breakebreak wewe offoff ourour huntinghunting forfor to nighttonight,
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CuppleCouplecouple vppeup thethe houndshounds andand letlet vsus hiehie vsus homehome,
AndAnd bidbid thethe huntsmanhuntsman seesee themthem meatedmeated wellwell,
ForFor theythey hauehave allall deseru’ddeserved itit wellwell to daieto todayto daieday,
ButBut softsoft, whatwhat sleepiesleepy fellowfellow isis thisthis lieslies heerehere?
OrOr isis hehe deaddead, seesee oneone whatwhat hehe doothdoth lackelack?
SeruingmanServingmanServant.MyMy lordlord, tis’tis nothingnothing butbut aa drunkendrunken (sleepesleep,
HisHis headhead isis tootoo heauieheavy forfor hishis bodiebody,
AndAnd hehe hathhath drunkedrunk soso muchmuch thatthat hehe cancan gogo nono furderfurther.
LordLord.FieFie, howhow thethe slauishslavish villainevillain stinkesstinks ofof drinkedrink.
HoHo, sirhasirrah arisearise. WhatWhat soso soundsound asleepeasleep?
GoGo taketake himhim vppeup andand bearebear himhim toto mymy househouse,
AndAnd bearebear himhim easilieeasily forfor fearefear hehe wakewake,
AndAnd inin mymy fairestfairest chamberchamber makemake aa firefire,
AndAnd setset aa sumptuoussumptuous banquetbanquet onon thethe boordboard,
AndAnd putput mymy richestrichest garmentesgarments onon hishis backeback,
ThenThen setset himhim atat thethe TableTable inin aa chairechair:
WhenWhen thatthat isis doonedone againstagainst hehe shallshall awakeawake,
LetLet heauenlieheavenly musickemusic playplay aboutabout himhim stillstill,
GoGo twotwo ofof youyou awaieaway andand bearebear himhim hencehence,
AndAnd thenthen IleI’ll telltell youyou whatwhat II hauehave deuisdedevised,
ButBut seesee inin anyany casecase youyou wakewake himhim notnot.
ExeuntExeunt twotwo withwith SlieSly.
NowNow taketake mymy cloakecloak andand giuegive meme oneone ofof yoursyours,
AlAll fellowesfellows nownow, andand seesee youyou taketake meme soso,
ForFor wewe willwill waitewait vponupon thisthis droonkendrunken manman,
ToTo seesee hishis countnancecountenance whenwhen hehe doothdoth awakeawake
AndAnd findefind himselfehimself clothedclothed inin suchsuch attireattire,
WithWith heauenlieheavenly musickemusic soundingsounding inin hishis earesears,
AndAnd suchsuch aa banquetbanquet setset beforebefore hishis eieseyes,
TheThe fellowfellow suresure willwill thinkethink hehe isis inin heauenheaven,
ButBut wewe willwill bebe aboutabout himhim whenwhen hehe wakeswakes,
AndAnd seesee youyou callcall himhim LordLord, atat euerieevery wordword,
AndAnd offeroffer thouthou himhim hishis horsehorse toto rideride abroadabroad,
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AndAnd thouthou hishis hawkeshawks andand houndeshounds toto hunthunt thethe deeredeerdear,
AndAnd II willwill askeask whatwhat sutessuits hehe meanesmeans toto wearewear,
AndAnd what so erewhatsoe’er hehe saithsaith, seesee youyou doodo notnot laughlaugh,
ButBut stillstill perswadepersuade himhim thatthat hehe isis aa LordLord.
EnterEnter oneone.
Mes.MessengerMes.AndAnd itit pleaseplease youryour honourhonour youryour plaiersplayers bebe comcome
AndAnd doodo attendattend youryour honourshonour’s pleasurepleasure herehere.
LordLord.TheThe fittestfittest timetime theythey couldcould hauehave chosenchosen outout,
BidBid oneone oror twotwo ofof themthem comecome hitherhither straightstraight,
NowNow willwill II fitfit my selfemyself accordinglieaccordingly,
ForFor theythey shallshall playplay toto himhim whenwhen hehe awakesawakes.
EnterEnter twotwo ofof thethe playersplayers withwith packspacks atat theirtheir
backsbacks, andand aa boyboy.

NowNow sirssirs, whatwhat storestore ofof plaiesplays hauehave youyou?
San.SanderSan.MarrieMarry mymy lordlord youyou maiemay hauehave aa TragicallTragical
OrOr aa comoditiecomoditycommodity, oror whatwhat youyou willwill.
TheThe otherother.AA ComedieComedy thouthou shouldstshouldst saysay, souns’Zounds
thoutthou’lt shameshame vsus allall.
LordLord.AndAnd whatswhat’s thethe namename ofof youryour ComedieComedy?
San.SanderSan.MarrieMarry mymy lordlord tis’tis caldecalled TheThe tamingtaming ofof aa shrewshrew:
Tis’Tis aa goodgood lessonlesson forfor vsus mymy lordlord, forfor vsus ytY arethatyou’re areare mariedmarried menmen
LordLord.TheThe tamingtaming ofof aa shrewshrew, thatsthat’s excellentexcellent suresure,
GoGo seesee thatthat youyou makemake youyou readieready straightstraight,
ForFor youyou mustmust playplay beforebefore aa lordlord to nighttonight,
SaySay youyou areare hishis menmen andand II youryour fellowfellow,
HeesHe’s somethingsomething foolishfoolish, butbut what so erewhatsoe’er hehe saiessays,
SeeSee thatthat youyou bebe notnot dashtdashed outout ofof countenancecountenance.
AndAnd sirhasirrah gogo youyou makemake youyou readyready straightstraight,
AndAnd dressedress your selfeyourself likelike somesome louelielovely ladielady,
AndAnd whenwhen II callcall seesee thatthat youyou comecome toto meme,
ForFor II willwill saysay toto himhim thouthou artart hishis wifewife,
DallieDally withwith himhim andand hughug himhim inin thinethine armesarms,
AndAnd ifif hehe desiredesire toto goego toto bedbed withwith theethee,
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ThenThen fainefain somesome scuse’scuse andand saysay thouthou wiltwilt anonanon.
BeBe gonegone II saysay, andand seesee thouthou doostdost itit wellwell.
B[*]yBoyB●yBoy.FeareFear notnot mymy LordLord, IleI’ll dandelldandledandell himhim wellwell enoughenough
AndAnd makemake himhim thinkethink II louelove himhim mightiliemightily.Ex.ExitEx. boyboy.
LordLord.NowNow sirssirs gogo youyou andand makemake youyou readyready totooto,
ForFor youyou mustmust playplay assooneas soon asas hehe doothdoth wakewake.
San.SanderSan.OO brauebrave, sirhasirrah TomTom, wewe mustmust playplay beforebefore
AA foolishfoolish LordLord, comecome letslet’s gogo makemake vsus readyready,
GoGo getget aa dishcloutdishclout toto makemake cleaneclean youryour shooesshoes,
AndAnd IleI’ll speakespeak forfor thethe propertiesproperties, MyMy LordLord, wewe mustmust
HaueHave aa shouldershoulder ofof muttonmutton forfor aa propertieproperty,
AndAnd aa littlelittle vinegrevinegar toto makemake ourour DiuellDevil roreroar.
LordLord.VeryVery wellwell: sirhasirrah seesee thatthat theythey wantwant nothingnothing.
ExeuntExeunt omnesomnes.

EnterEnter twotwo withwith aa tabletable andand aa banquetbanquet onon itit, andand twotwo
otherother, withwith SlieSly asleepeasleep inin aa chairechair, richlierichly
apparelledapparelled, &and thethe musickmusic plaiengplaying.

OneOne.SoSo: sirhasirrah nownow gogo callcall mymy LordLord,
AndAnd teltell himhim thatthat allall thingsthings isis readyready asas hehe wildwilled itit.
AnotherAnother.SetSet thouthou somesome winewine vponupon thethe boordboard
AndAnd thenthen IleI’ll gogo fetchfetch mymy LordLord presentliepresently.ExitExit.

EnterEnter thethe LordLord andand hishis menmen.
LordLord.HowHow nownow, whatwhat isis allall thingesthings readieready?
OneOne.IAyI mymy LordLord.
LordLord.ThenThen soundsound thethe musickmusic, andand IleI’ll wakewake himhim (straightstraight,
AndAnd seesee youyou doodo asas earsterst II gauegave inin chargecharge.
MyMy lordlord, MyMy lordlord, hehe sleepessleeps soundliesoundly: MyMy lordlord.
SlieSly.TapsterTapster, gisgi’sgis aa littlelittle smallsmall aleale. HeighHeyHeigh hoho,
LordLord.HeersHere’shere’s winewine mymy lordlord, thethe purestpurest ofof thethe grapegrape.
SlieSly.ForFor whichwhich LordLord?
LordLord.ForFor youryour honourhonour mymy LordLord.
Slie.

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SlieSly.WhoWho II, amam II aa LordLord? IesusJesusjesus whatwhat finefine apparellapparel
hauehave II gotgot.
LordLord.MoreMore richerricher farrefar youryour honourhonour hathhath toto wearewear,
AndAnd ifif itit pleaseplease youyou II willwill fetchfetch themthem straightstraight.
Wil.WillWil.AndAnd ifif youryour honourhonour pleaseplease toto rideride abroadabroad,
IleI’ll fetchfetch youyou lustielusty steedessteeds moremore swiftswift ofof pacepace
ThenThanThen wingedwinged PegasusPegasus inin allall hishis pridepride,
ThatThat ranran soso swiftlieswiftly ouerover thethe PersianPersian plainesplains.
Tom.Tom.AndAnd ifif youryour honourhonour pleaseplease toto hunthunt thethe deeredeerdear,
YourYour houndshounds standsstands readieready cuppeldcoupled atat thethe dooredoor,
WhoWho inin runningrunning willwill oretakeo’ertake thethe RowRow,
AndAnd makemake thethe longlong breathdebreathed TygreTiger brokenbroken windedwinded.
SlieSly.ByBy thethe massemass II thinkethink II amam aa LordLord indeedindeed,
WhatsWhat’swhat’s thythy namename?
LordLord.SimonSimon andand itit pleaseplease youryour honourhonour.
SlieSly.SimonSimon, thatsthat’s asas muchmuch toto saysay SimionSimion oror SimonSimon
PutPut foorthforth thythy handhand andand fillfill thethe potpot.
GiueGive meme thythy handhand, SimSim. amam II aa lordlord indeedindeed?
LordLord.IAyI mymy gratiousgracious LordLord, andand youryour louelielovely ladielady
LongLong timetime hathhath moornedmourned forfor youryour absenceabsence heerehere,
AndAnd nownow withwith ioyjoy beholdbehold wherewhere sheshe doothdoth comecome
ToTo gratulategratulate youryour honourshonour’shonours safesafe returnereturn.
EnterEnter thethe boyboy inin WomansWoman’s attireattire.
SlieSly.SimSim. IsIs thisthis sheshe?
LordLord.IAyI mymy LordLord.
SlieSly.MasseMass tis’tis aa prettiepretty wenchwench, whatswhat’s herher namename?
BoyBoy.OhOhO thatthat mymy louelielovely LordLord wouldwould onceonce vouchsafevouchsafe
ToTo lookelook onon meme, andand leaueleave thesethese frantikefrantic fitsfits,
OrOr werewere II nownow butbut halfehalf soso eloquenteloquent,
ToTo paintpaint inin wordswords whatwhat ilei’llI’ll performeperform inin deedesdeeds,
II knowknow youryour honourhonour thenthen wouldwould pittiepity meme.
SlieSly.HarkeHark youyou mistressemistress, wilwill youyou eateat aa peecepiece ofof
 breadbread,
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ComeCome sitsit downedown onon mymy kneeknee, SimSim drinkedrink toto hirher SimSim,
ForFor sheshe andand II willwill gogo toto bedbed anonanon.
LordLord.MayMay itit pleaseplease youyou, youryour honorshonour’s plaiersplayers bebe comecome
ToTo offeroffer youryour honourhonour aa plaieplay.
SlieSly.AA plaieplay SimSim, OOOh brauebrave, bebe theythey mymy plaiersplayers?
LordLord.IAyI mymy LordLord.
SlieSly.IsIs therethere notnot aa foolefool inin thethe plaieplay?
LordLord.YesYes mymy lordlord.
SlieSly.WhenWhen wilwill theythey plaieplay SimSim?
LordLord.EuenEveneven whenwhen itit pleaseplease youryour honorhonour, theythey bebe readieready.
BoyBoy.MyMy lordlord IleI’ll gogo bidbid themthem beginbegin theirtheir plaieplay.
SlieSly.DooDodo, butbut lookelook thatthat youyou comecome againeagain.
BoyBoy.II warrantwarrant youyou mymy lordlord, II wilwill notnot leaueleave youyou thusthus.
ExitExit boyboy.
SlieSly.ComeCome SimSim, wherewhere bebe thethe plaiersplayers? SimSim standstand byby
MeMe andand weelewe’ll floutflout thethe plaiersplayers outout ofof theirtheir cotescoats.
LordLord.IleI’ll calcall themthem mymy lordlord. HoeHoho wherewhere areare youyou therethere?
SoundSound TrumpetsTrumpets.

EnterEnter twotwo yoongyoung GentlemenGentlemen, andand aa manman
andand aa boieboy.

Pol.PolidorPol.WelcomeWelcome toto AthensAthens mymy belouedbeloved friendfriend,
ToTo PlatoesPlato’s schoolesschools andand AristotlesAristotle’s walkeswalks,
WelcomeWelcome fromfrom CestusSestosCestus famousfamous forfor thethe louelove
OfOf goodgood LeanderLeander andand hishis TragedieTragedy,
ForFor whomwhom thethe HelespontHellespont weepesweeps brinishbrinish tearestears,
TheThe greatestgreatest griefegrief isis II cannotcannot asas II wouldwould
GiueGive entertainmententertainment toto mymy deerestdearest friendfriend.
Aurel.AureliusAurel.ThankesThanks noblenoble PolidorPolidor mymy secondsecond selfeself,
TheThe faithfullfaithful louelove whichwhich II hauehave foundfound inin theethee
HathHath mademade meme leaueleave mymy fathersfather’s princelieprincely courtcourt,
TheThe DukeDuke ofof CestusSestosCestus thrisethrice renowmedrenowned seateseat,
ToTo comecome toto AthensAthens thusthus toto findfind theethee outout,
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WhichWhich sincesince II hauehave soso happiliehappily attaindattained,
MyMy fortunefortune nownow II doodo accountaccount asas greatgreat
AsAs earsterst diddid CæsarCaesarCaesar whenwhen hehe conqueredconquered mostmost,
ButBut telltell meme noblenoble friendfriend wherewhere shalshall wewe lodgelodge,
ForFor II amam vnacquaintedunacquainted inin thisthis placeplace.
Poli.PolidorPoli.MyMy LordLord ifif youyou vouchsafevouchsafe ofof schollersscholars’scholars farefare,
MyMy househouse, my selfemyself, andand allall isis yoursyours toto vseuse,
YouYou andand youryour menmen shallshall staiestay andand lodgelodge withwith meme.
Aurel.AureliusAurel.WithWith allall mymy hartheart, II willwill requiterequite thythy louelove..,
EnterEnter SimonSimon, AlphonsusAlphonsus, andand hishis
threethree daughtersdaughters.

ButBut staiestay; whatwhat damesdames areare thesethese soso brightbright ofof hewhue
WhoseWhose eieseyes areare brighterbrighter thenthan thethe lampeslamps ofof heauenheaven,
FairerFairer thenthan rocksrocks ofof pearlepearl andand pretiousprecious stonestone,
MoreMore louelielovely farrefar thenthan isis thethe morningmorning sunnesun,
WhenWhen firstfirst sheshe opesopens hirher orientalloriental gatesgates.
Alfon.AlfonsoAlfon.DaughtersDaughters bebe gonegone, andand hiehie youyou toto yetheyethe churchchurch,
AndAnd II willwill hiehie meme downedown vntounto thethe keyquaykey,
ToTo seesee whatwhat MarchandiseMerchandise isis comecome a shoreashore.
Ex.ExeuntEx. OmnesOmnes.
Pol.PolidorPol.WhyWhy howhow nownow mymy LordLord, whatwhat inin aa dumpedump,
ToTo seesee thesethese damselsdamsels passepass awayaway soso soonesoon?
Aurel.AureliusAurel.TrustTrust meme mymy friendfriend II mustmust confesseconfess toto theethee,
II tooketook soso muchmuch delightdelight inin thesethese fairefair damesdames,
AsAs II doodo wishwish theythey hadhad notnot gonegone soso soonesoon,
ButBut ifif thouthou canstcanst, resolueresolve meme whatwhat theythey bebe,
AndAnd whatwhat oldold manman itit waswas thatthat wentwent withwith themthem,
ForFor II doodo longlong toto seesee themthem onceonce againeagain.
Pol.PolidorPol.II cannotcannot blameblame youryour honorhonour goodgood mymy lordlord,
ForFor theythey areare bothboth louelylovely, wisewise, fairefair andand yongyoung,
AndAnd oneone ofof themthem thethe yoongestyoungest ofof thethe threethree
II longlong hauehave lou’dloved (sweetsweet friendfriend) andand sheshe lou’dloved meme,
ButBut neuernever yetyet wewe couldcould notnot findfind aa meanesmeans
HowHow wewe mightmight compassecompass ourour desireddesired ioyesjoys.
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Aurel.AureliusAurel.WhyWhy, isis notnot herher fatherfather willingwilling toto thethe matchmatch?
Pol.PolidorPol.YesYes trusttrust meme, butbut hehe hathhath solemnliesolemnly swornesworn,
HisHis eldesteldest daughterdaughter firstfirst shallshall bebe espowsdeespoused,
BeforeBefore hehe grauntesgrants hishis yoongestyoungest leaueleave toto louelove,
AndAnd thereforetherefore hehe thatthat meanesmeans toto getget theirtheir louesloves,
MustMust firstfirst prouideprovide forfor herher ifif hehe willwill speedspeed,
AndAnd hehe thatthat hathhath herher shallshall bebe fettredfettered soso,
AsAs goodgood bebe weddedwedded toto thethe diuelldevil himselfehimself,
ForFor suchsuch aa skouldscold asas sheshe diddid neuernever liuelive,
AndAnd tilltill thatthat sheshe bebe spedsped nonenone elseelse cancan speedspeed,
WhichWhich makesmakes meme thinkethink thatthat allall mymy labourslabours lostlost,
AndAnd whosoerewhosoe’er cancan getget hirher firmefirm goodgood willwill,
AA largelarge dowriedowry hehe shallshall bebe suresure toto hauehave,
ForFor herher fatherfather isis aa manman ofof mightiemighty wealthwealth,
AndAnd anan ancientancient CittizenCitizen ofof thethe townetown,
AndAnd thatthat waswas hehe thatthat wentwent alongalong withwith themthem.
Aurel.AureliusAurel.ButBut hehe shallshall keepekeep hirher stillstill byby mymy aduiseadvice,
AndAnd yetyet II needsneeds mustmust louelove hishis secondsecond daughterdaughter
TheThe imageimage ofof honorhonour andand NobilitieNobility,
InIn whosewhose sweetsweet personperson isis comprisdecomprised thethe sommesum
OfOf naturesnature’s skillskill andand heauenlieheavenly maiestiemajesty.
Pol.PolidorPol.II likelike youryour choisechoice, andand gladglad youyou chosechose notnot minemine,
ThenThen ifif youyou likelike toto followfollow onon youryour louelove,
WeWe mustmust deuisedevise aa meanesmeans andand findfind somesome oneone
ThatThat willwill attemptattempt toto wedwed thisthis deuilishdevilish skouldscold,
AndAnd II doodo knowknow thethe manman. ComeCome hitherhither boyboy,
GoGo youryour waiesways sirhasirrah toto FerandoesFerando’s househouse,
DesireDesire himhim taketake thethe painespains toto comecome toto meme,
ForFor II mustmust speakespeak withwith himhim immediatlieimmediately.
BoyBoy.II willwill sirsir, andand fetchfetch himhim presentliepresently.
Pol.PolidorPol.AA manman II thinkethink willwill fitfit hirher humorhumour rightright,
AsAs bluntblunt inin speechspeech asas sheshe isis sharpesharp ofof toongtongue,
AndAnd hehe II thinkethink willwill matchmatch hirher euerieevery waieway,
AndAnd yetyet hehe isis aa manman ofof wealthwealth sufficientsufficient,
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AndAnd forfor hishis personperson worthworth asas goodgood asas sheshe,
AndAnd ifif hehe compassecompass hirher toto bebe hishis wifewife,
ThenThen maymay wewe freeliefreely visitevisit bothboth ourour louesloves.
Aurel.AureliusAurel.OO mightmight II seesee thethe centercentre ofof mymy soulesoul
WhoseWhose sacredsacred beautiebeauty hathhath inchantedenchanted meme,
MoreMore fairefair thenthan waswas thethe GrecianGrecian HelenaHelena
ForFor whosewhose sweetsweet sakesake soso manymany princesprinces didedied,
ThatThat camecame withwith thousandthousand shippesships toto TenedosTenedos,
ButBut whenwhen wewe comecome vntounto hirher fathersfather’s househouse,
TellTell himhim II amam aa MarchantsMerchant’smerchant’s sonneson ofof CestusSestosCestus,
ThatThat comescomes forfor traffiketraffic vntounto AthensAthens heerehere,
AndAnd heerehere sirhasirrah II willwill changechange withwith youyou forfor onceonce,
AndAnd nownow bebe thouthou thethe DukeDuke ofof CestusSestos’cestus’ sonneson,
ReuellRevel andand spendspend asas ifif thouthou wertwert my selfemyself,
ForFor II willwill courtcourt mymy louelove inin thisthis disguisedisguise.
Val.ValeriaVal.MyMy lordlord, howhow ifif thethe DukeDuke youryour fatherfather shouldshould
ByBy somesome meanesmeans comecome toto AthensAthens forfor toto seesee
HowHow youyou doodo profitprofit inin thesethese publikepublic schoolesschools,
AndAnd findfind meme clothedclothed thusthus inin youryour attireattire,
HowHow wouldwould hehe taketake itit thenthen thinkethink youyou mymy lordlord?
Aurel.AureliusAurel.TushTush fearefear notnot ValeriaValeria letlet meme alonealone,
ButBut staiestay, heerehere comescomes somesome otherother companiecompany.

EnterEnter FerandoFerando andand hishis manman SaundersSanderSaunders
withwith aa blewblue coatcoat.

Pol.PolidorPol.HereHere comescomes thethe manman thatthat II diddid teltell youyou ofof.
Feran.FerandoFeran.GoodGood morrowmorrow gentlemengentlemen toto allall atat onceonce.
HowHow nownow PolidorPolidor, whatwhat manman stillstill inin louelove?
EuerEver wooingwooing andand canstcanst thouthou neuernever speedspeed,
GodGod sendsend meme betterbetter luckluck whenwhen II shallshall woowoo.
San.SanderSan.II warrantwarrant youyou maistermaster andand youyou taketake mymy councellcouncil.
Feran.FerandoFeran.WhyWhy sirhasirrah, areare youyou soso cunningcunning?
San.SanderSan.WhoWho II, twere’twere betterbetter forfor youyou byby fiuefive markemark
AndAnd youyou couldcould teltell howhow toto doodo itit asas wellwell asas II.
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Pol.PolidorPol.II wouldwould thythy maistermaster onceonce werewere inin thethe vainevain,
ToTo trietry himselfehimself howhow hehe couldcould woewoowoe aa wenchwench.
Feran.FerandoFeran.FaithFaith II amam eueneven nownow aa goinggoing.
San.SanderSan.I faithI’faithi’faith sirsir, mymy maistersmaster’s goinggoing toto thisthis geeregear nownow.
Pol.PolidorPol.WhitherWhither inin faithfaith FerandoFerando, telltell meme truetrue.
Feran.FerandoFeran.ToTo boniebonnybony KateKate, thethe patientstpatientest wenchwench aliuealive
TheThe diueldevil himselfehimself daresdares scarcescarce venterventure toto woowoo herher,
SigniorSignior AlfonsosAlfonso’s eldesteldest daughterdaughter,
AndAnd hehe hathhath promisdepromised meme sixsix thousandthousand crownescrowns
IfIf II cancan winwin herher onceonce toto bebe mymy wifewife,
AndAnd sheshe andand II mustmust woowoo withwith skouldingscolding suresure,
AndAnd II willwill holdhold hirher tootto’t tilltill sheshe bebe wearieweary,
OrOr elseelse IleI’ll makemake herher yeeldyield toto grauntgrant meme louelove.
Pol.PolidorPol.HowHow likelike youyou thisthis AureliusAurelius, II thinkethink hehe knewknew
OurOur mindesminds beforebefore wewe sentsent toto himhim,
ButBut telltell meme, whenwhen doodo youyou meanemean toto speakespeak withwith herher?
Feran.FerandoFeran.FaithFaith presentliepresently, doodo youyou butbut standstand asideaside,
AndAnd II willwill makemake herher fatherfather bringbring hirher hitherhither,
AndAnd sheshe, andand II, andand hehe, willwill talketalk alonealone.
Pol.PolidorPol.WithWith alall ourour hearteshearts, ComeCome AureliusAurelius
LetLet vsus bebe gonegone andand leaueleave himhim heerehere alonealone.ExitExeuntExit.
Feran.FerandoFeran.HoHo SigniourSigniorsignior AlfonsoAlfonso, whosewho’s withinwithin therethere?
Alfon.AlfonsoAlfon.SigniourSigniorsignior FerandoFerando youryour welcomewelcome hartilieheartily,
YouYou areare aa strangerstranger sirsir vntounto mymy househouse.
HarkeHark youyou sirsir, lookelook whatwhat II diddid promisepromise youyou
IleI’ll performeperform, ifif youyou getget mymy daughtersdaughter’s louelove.
Feran.FerandoFeran.ThenThen whenwhen II hauehave talkttalked aa wordword oror twotwo withwith hirher,
DooDo youyou stepstep inin andand giuegive herher handhand toto meme,
AndAnd telltell herher whenwhen thethe marriagemarriage daieday shalshall bebe,
ForFor II doodo knowknow sheshe wouldwould bebe marriedmarried fainefain,
AndAnd whenwhen ourour nuptiallnuptial ritesrites bebe onceonce performdeperformed
LetLet meme alonealone toto tametame hirher wellwell enoughenough,
NowNow callcall herher foorthforth thatthat II maymay speakespeak withwith hirher.
EnterEnter KateKate.
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Alfon.AlfonsoAlfon.HaHa KateKate, ComeCome hitherhither wenchwench &and listlist toto meme,
VseUse thisthis gentlemangentleman friendliefriendly asas thouthou canstcanst.
Feran.FerandoFeran.TwentieTwentytwenty goodgood morrowesmorrows toto mymy louelylovely KateKate.
KateKate.YouYou iestjest II amam suresure, isis sheshe yoursyours alreadiealready?
Feran.FerandoFeran.II telltell theethee KateKate II knowknow thouthou lou’stlov’st meme wellwell.
KateKate.TheThe deuilldevil youyou doodo, whowho toldtold youyou soso?
Feran.FerandoFeran.MyMy mindmind sweetsweet KateKate dothdoth saysay II amam thethe manman,
MustMust wedwed, andand bedbed, andand marriemarry bonniebonny KateKate.
KateKate.WasWas euerever seeneseen soso grosegross anan asseass asas thisthis?
Feran.FerandoFeran.IAyay, toto standstand soso longlong andand neuernever getget aa kissekiss.
KateKate.HandsHands offoff II saysay, andand getget youyou fromfrom thisthis placeplace;
OrOr II wilwill setset mymy tenten commandmentscommandments inin youryour faceface.
Feran.FerandoFeran.II pretheprithee doodo katekate; theythey saysay thouthou artart aa shrewshrew,
AndAnd II likelike theethee thethe betterbetter forfor II wouldwould hauehave theethee soso.
KateKate.LetLet gogo mymy handhand, forfor fearefear itit reachreach youryour eareear.
Feran.FerandoFeran.NoNo katekate, thisthis handhand isis minemine andand II thythy louelove.
KateKate.InIn faithfaith sirsir nono thethe woodcockwoodcock wantswants hishis tailetail.
Feran.FerandoFeran.ButBut yetyet hishis bilbill wilwill serueserve, ifif thethe otherother failefail.
Alfon.AlfonsoAlfon.HowHow nownow FerandoFerando, whatwhat saiessays mymy daughterdaughter?
Feran.FerandoFeran.SheesShe’s willingwilling sirsir andand louesloves meme asas hirher lifelife.
KateKate.Tis’Tis forfor youryour skinskin thenthen, butbut notnot toto bebe youryour wifewife.
Alfon.AlfonsoAlfon.ComeCome hitherhither KateKate andand letlet meme giuegive thythy handhand
ToTo himhim thatthat II hauehave chosenchosen forfor thythy louelove,
AndAnd thouthou to morrowtomorrow shaltshalt bebe wedwed toto himhim.
KateKate.WhyWhy fatherfather, whatwhat dodo youyou meanemean toto dodo withwith meme,
ToTo giuegive meme thusthus vntounto thisthis brainsickbrainsick manman,
ThatThat inin hishis moodmood carescares notnot toto murdermurder meme?
SheShe turnesturns asideaside andand speakesspeaks.
ButBut yetyet II willwill consentconsent andand marriemarry himhim,
ForFor II methinkesmethinks hauehave liudelived tootoo longlong aa maidmaid,
AndAnd matchmatch himhim totooto, oror elseelse hishis manhoodsmanhood’smanhoods goodgood.
Alfon.AlfonsoAlfon.GiueGive meme thythy handhand FerandoFerando louesloves theethee welwell,
AndAnd willwill withwith wealthwealth andand easeease maintainemaintain thythy statestate.
HereHere FerandoFerando taketake herher forfor thythy wifewife,
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AndAnd sundaysunday nextnext shallshall bebe youryour weddingwedding dayday.
Feran.FerandoFeran.WhyWhy soso, diddid II notnot telltell theethee II shouldshould bebe thethe manman
FatherFather, II leaueleave mymy louelielovely KateKate withwith youyou,
ProuideProvide your seluesyourselves againstagainst ourour mariagemarriage daieday,
ForFor II mustmust hiehie meme toto mymy countriecountry househouse
InIn hasthaste, toto seesee prouisionprovision maymay bebe mademade,
ToTo entertaineentertain mymy KateKate whenwhen sheshe doothdoth comecome.
Alfon.AlfonsoAlfon.DooDodo soso, comecome KateKate, whywhy doostdost thouthou lookelook
SoSo sadsad, bebe merriemerry wenchwench thythy weddingwedding daiesday’sdays atat handhand.
SonneSon farefare youyou wellwell, andand seesee youyou keepekeep youryour promisepromise.
ExitExit AlfonsoAlfonso andand KateKate.
Feran.FerandoFeran.SoSo, allall thusthus farrefar goesgoes wellwell. HoHo SaunderSanderSaunder.
EnterEnter SaunderSanderSaunder laughinglaughing.
San.SanderSan.SanderSander, I faithI’faithi’faith youryou’reyour aa beastbeast, II criecry GodGod hartilieheartily
MercieMercy, mymy hartsheart’s readieready toto runrun outout ofof mymy belliebelly withwith
LaughingLaughing, II stoodstood behindbehind thethe dooredoor allall thisthis whilewhile,
AndAnd heardheard whatwhat youyou saidsaid toto hirher.
Feran.FerandoFeran.WhyWhy didstdidst thouthou thinkthink thatthat II diddid notnot speakespeak (welwell toto hirher?
San.SanderSan.YouYou spokespoke likelike anan asseass toto herher, IleI’ll teltell youyou whatwhat,
AndAnd II hadhad beenbeen therethere toto hauehave woodewooedwood hirher, andand hadhad thisthis
ClokeCloak onon thatthat youyou hauehave, chudchud hauehave hadhad herher beforebefore sheshe
HadHad gonegone aa footaafoot footfoot furderfurther, andand youyou talketalk ofof WoodcocksWoodcocks
withwith herher, andand II cannotcannot telltell youyou whatwhat.
Feran.FerandoFeran.WelWell sirhasirrah, &and yetyet thouthou seestseest II hauehave gotgot herher (forfor allall thisthis.
San.SanderSan.IAyI marrymarry twas’twas moremore byby haphap thenthen anyany goodgood cunningcunning
II hopehope sheeleshe’ll makemake youyou oneone ofof thethe headhead menmen ofof thethe
 parishparish shortlyshortly.
Feran.FerandoFeran.WelWell sirhasirrah leaueleave youryour iestingjesting andand gogo toto PolidorsPolidor’spolidor’s (househouse,
TheThe yongyoung gentlemangentleman thatthat waswas herehere withwith meme,
AndAnd telltell himhim thethe circumstancecircumstance ofof allall thouthou knowstknowest,
TellTell himhim onon sundaysunday nextnext wewe mustmust bebe marriedmarried,
AndAnd ifif hehe askeask theethee whitherwhither II amam gonegone,
TellTell himhim intointo thethe countriecountry toto mymy househouse,
AndAnd vponupon sundaiesunday IleI’ll bebe heerehere againeagain.Ex.ExitEx. FerandoFerando,
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San.SanderSan.II warrantwarrant youyou MaisterMaster fearefear notnot meme
ForFor dooingdoing ofof mymy businessebusiness.
NowNow hanghang himhim thatthat hashas notnot aa liuerielivery cotecoat
ToTo slashslash itit outout andand swashswash itit outout amongstamongst thethe proudestproudest
OnOn themthem. WhyWhy lookelook youyou nownow IleI’ll scarcescarce putput vpup
PlainePlain SaunderSanderSaunder nownow atat anyany ofof theirtheir handeshands, forfor andand anyany Bodieanybody
Bodie
hauehave anyany thingthing toto doodo withwith mymy maistermaster, straightstraight
TheyThey comecome crouchingcrouching vponupon meme, II beseechbeseech youyou goodgood M.MasterM.
SaunderSanderSaunder speakespeak aa goodgood wordword forfor meme, andand thenthen amam II soso
StoutStout andand takestakes itit vponupon meme, &and standsstands vponupon mymy pantofllespantofles
ToTo themthem outout ofof allall criecry, whywhy II hauehave aa lifelife likelike aa giantgiant
NowNow, butbut thatthat mymy maistermaster hathhath suchsuch aa pestilentpestilent mindmind
ToTo aa womanwoman nownow aa latelate, andand II hauehave aa prettiepretty wenchwench
ToTo mymy sistersister, andand II hadhad thoughtthought toto hauehave preferdpreferred mymy
MaisterMaster toto herher, andand thatthat wouldwould hauehave beenebeen aa goodgood
DealeDeal inin mymy waieway butbut thatthat heeshe’s spedsped alreadiealready.
EnterEnter PolidorsPolidor’spolidor’s boieboy.
BoyBoy.FriendFriend, wellwell metmet.
San.SanderSan.Souns’Zounds, friendfriend wellwell metmet. II holdhold mymy lifelife hehe seessees
NotNot mymy maistersmaster’s liuerielivery coatcoat,
PlainePlain friendfriend hophop ofof mymy thumthumbthum, knoknow youyou whowho wewe areare.
BoyBoy.TrustTrust meme sirsir itit isis thethe vseuse wherewhere II waswas borneborn,
ToTo salutesalute menmen afterafter thisthis mannermanner, yetyet notwithstandingnotwithstanding
IfIf youyou bebe angrieangry withwith meme forfor callingcalling ofof youyou friendfriend,
II amam thethe moremore soriesorry forfor itit, hopinghoping thethe stilestyle
OfOf aa foolefool willwill makemake youyou amendsamends forfor allall.
San.SanderSan.TheThe slaueslave isis soriesorry forfor hishis faultfault, nownow wewe cannotcannot bebe
AngrieAngry, welwell whatswhat’s thethe mattermatter thatthat youyou wouldwould dodo withwith vsus.
BoyBoy.MarryMarry sirsir, II hearehear youyou pertainpertain toto signiorsignior
 FerandoFerando.
San.SanderSan.IAyI andand thouthou beestbeest notnot blindblind thouthou maistmayst seesee,
 EcceEcce signumsignum, heerehere.
BoyBoy.ShallShall II intreatentreat youyou toto doodo meme aa messagemessage toto youryour
 MaisterMaster?
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San.SanderSan.IAyay, itit maymay bebe, &and youyou teltell vsus fromfrom whencewhence youyou comcome.
BoyBoy.MarrieMarry sirsir II serueserve yongyoung PolidorPolidor youryour maistersmaster’s
 friendfriend.
San.SanderSan.DoDo youyou serueserve himhim, andand whatswhat’s youryour namename?
BoyBoy.MyMy namename sirhasirrah, II telltell theethee sirhasirrah isis caldcalled CatapieCatapie.
San.SanderSan.CakeCake andand piepie, OOOh mymy teethteeth waterswaters toto hauehave aa peecepiece
 ofof theethee.
BoyBoy.WhyWhy slaueslave wouldstwouldst thouthou eateeat meme?
San.SanderSan.EateEat theethee, whowho wouldwould notnot eateeat CakeCake andand piepie?
BoyBoy.WhyWhy villainevillain mymy namename isis CatapieCatapie,
ButBut wiltwilt thouthou telltell meme wherewhere thythy maistermaster isis.
San.SanderSan.NayNay thouthou mustmust firstfirst telltell meme wherewhere thythy maistermaster isis,
ForFor II hauehave goodgood newesnews forfor himhim, II cancan telltell theethee.
BoyBoy.WhyWhy seesee wherewhere hehe comescomes.
EnterEnter PolidorPolidor, AureliusAurelius andand ValeriaValeria.
Pol.PolidorPol.ComeCome sweetsweet AureliusAurelius mymy faithfullfaithful friendfriend,
NowNow willwill wewe gogo toto seesee thosethose louelielovely damesdames
RicherRicher inin beawtiebeauty thenthan thethe orientorient pearlepearl,
WhiterWhiter thenthan isis thethe AlpineAlpine ChristallCrystal mouldmould,
AndAnd farrefar moremore louelielovely thenthan thethe tereanterrean plantplant,
ThatThat blushingblushing inin thethe aireair turnesturns toto aa stonestone.
WhatWhat SanderSander, whatwhat newesnews withwith youyou?
San.SanderSan.MarryMarry sirsir mymy maistermaster sendssends youyou wordword
ThatThat youyou mustmust comecome toto hishis weddingwedding to morrowtomorrow.
Pol.PolidorPol.WhatWhat, shallshall hehe bebe marriedmarried thenthen?
San.SanderSan.FaithFaith IAyI, youyou thinkethink hehe standesstands asas longlong aboutabout itit asas
 youyou doodo.
Pol.PolidorPol.WhitherWhither isis thythy maistermaster gonegone nownow?
San.SanderSan.MarrieMarry heeshe’s gonegone toto ourour househouse inin thethe CountrieCountry,
ToTo makemake allall thingesthings inin aa readinessereadiness againstagainst mymy newnew
MistresseMistress comescomes thitherthither, butbut heelehe’ll comecome againeagain toto
morrowetomorrowmorrow.
Pol.PolidorPol.ThisThis isis suddainliesuddenly dispatchtdispatched belikebelike,
WellWell, sirhasirrah boyboy, taketake SaunderSanderSaunder inin withwith youyou
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AndAnd hauehave himhim toto thethe buttriebuttery presentliepresently.
BoyBoy.II willwill sirsir: comecome SaunderSanderSaunder.
ExitExit SaunderSanderSaunder andand thethe BoyBoy.
Aurel.AureliusAurel.ValeriaValeria asas ersteerst wewe diddid deuisedevise,
TakeTake thouthou thythy lutelute andand gogo toto AlfonsosAlfonso’s househouse,
AndAnd saysay thatthat PolidorPolidor sentsent theethee thitherthither.
Pol.PolidorPol.IAyI ValeriaValeria forfor hehe spokespoke toto meme,
ToTo helpehelp himhim toto somesome cunningcunning MusitionMusician,
ToTo teachteach hishis eldesteldest daughterdaughter onon thethe lutelute,
AndAnd thouthou II knowknow willwill fitfit hishis turneturn soso wellwell
AsAs thouthou shaltshalt getget greatgreat fauourfavour atat hishis handeshands,
BegonBegoneBegun ValeriaValeria andand saysay II sentsent theethee toto himhim.
ValerValeriaValerII willwill sirsir andand staystay youryour commingcoming atat AlfonsosAlfonso’s
 househouse.
ExitExit ValeriaValeria
Pol.PolidorPol.NowNow sweetesweet AureliusAurelius byby thisthis deuisedevice
ShallShall wewe hauehave leisureleisure forfor toto courtecourt ourour louesloves,
ForFor whilstwhilst thatthat sheshe isis learninglearning onon thethe lutelute,
HirHer sisterssisters maymay taketake timetime toto steelestealsteel abrodeabroad,
ForFor otherwiseotherwise sheleshe’ll keepkeep themthem bothboth withinwithin,
AndAnd makemake themthem workework whilstwhilst sheshe hir selfeherself dothdoth playplay,
ButBut comecome letslet’s gogo vntounto AlfonsosAlfonso’s househouse,
AndAnd seesee howhow ValeriaValeria andand KateKate agreeseagrees,
II doutedoubt hishis MusickMusic skarsescarce willwill pleaseplease hishis skollerscholar,
ButBut staystay herehere comescomes AlfonsoAlfonso.
EnterEnter AlfonsoAlfonso
AlfonsoAlfonso.WhatWhat M.MasterM. PolidorPolidor youyou areare wellwell mettmet,
II thankethank youyou forfor thethe manman youyou sentsent toto meme,
AA goodgood MusitionMusician II thinkethink hehe isis,
II hauehave setset mymy daughterdaughter andand himhim togithertogether,
ButBut isis thisthis gentellmangentleman aa frendfriend ofof youresyours?
Pol.PolidorPol.HeHe isis, II praiepray youyou sirsir bidbid himhim welcomewelcome,
He’sHe’s aa wealthiewealthy MarchantsMerchant’smerchant’s sonneson ofof CestusSestosCestus.
AlfonsoAlfonso.YourYou’reYour welcomwelcome sirsir andand ifif mymy househouse afordeafford
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YouYou anyany thingthing thatthat maymay contentcontent youryour mindmind,
II praypray youyou sirsir makemake boldbold withwith meme.
Aurel.AureliusAurel.II thankethank youyou sirsir, andand ifif whatwhat II hauehave gotgot,
ByBy marchandisemerchandise oror trauelltravel onon thethe seasseas,
SattinsSatins oror lawneslawns oror azureazure collouredcoloured silkesilk,
OrOr pretiousprecious firiefiery pointedpointed stonesstones ofof IndieIndyindy,
YouYou shallshall commandcommand bothboth themthem my selfemyself andand allall.
Alfon.AlfonsoAlfon.ThanksThanks gentlegentle sirsir, PolidorPolidor taketake himhim inin,
AndAnd bidbid himhim welcomewelcome toto vntounto mymy househouse,
ForFor thouthou II thinkethink mustmust bebe mymy secondsecond sonneson,
FerandoFerando, PolidorPolidor doostdost thouthou notnot knowknow
MustMust marrymarry KateKate, andand to morrowtomorrow isis thethe dayday.
Pol.PolidorPol.SuchSuch newesnews II heardheard, andand II camecame nownow toto knowknow.
Alfon.AlfonsoAlfon.PolidorPolidor tis’tis truetrue, goego letlet meme alonealone,
ForFor II mustmust seesee againstagainst thethe bridegroomebridegroom comecome,
ThatThat allall thingesthings bebe accordingaccording toto hishis mindmind,
AndAnd soso IleI’ll leaueleave youyou forfor anan hourehour oror twotwo.ExitExit.
Pol.PolidorPol.ComeCome thenthen AureleusAurcleusAureliusAurcleus comecome inin withwith meme,
AndAnd weelewe’ll gogo sitsit aa whilewhile andand chatchat withwith themthem,
AndAnd afterafter bringbring themthem foorthforth toto taketake thethe aireair.ExitExit.
ThenThen SlieSly speakesspeaks.
SlieSly.SimSim, whenwhen willwill thethe foolefool comecome againeagain?
LordLord.HeeleHe’ll comecome againeagain mymy LordLord anonanon.
SlieSly.GisGi’sGis somesome moremore drinkedrink herehere, souns’zounds’Zounds whereswhere’s
TheThe TapsterTapster, herehere SimSim eateeat somesome ofof thesethese thingsthings.
LordLord.SoSo II doodo mymy LordLord.
SlieSly.HereHere SimSim, II drinkedrink toto theethee.
LordLord.MyMy LordLord heerehere comescomes thethe plaiersplayers againeagain,
SlieSly.OO brauebrave, heershere’s twotwo finefine gentlewomengentlewomen.

EnterEnter ValeriaValeria withwith aa LuteLute andand KateKate
withwith himhim.

Vale.ValeriaVale.TheThe sencelessesenseless treestrees byby musickmusic hauehave binbeen moou’dmoved
AndAnd atat thethe soundsound ofof pleasantpleasant tunedtuned stringsstrings,
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HaueHave sauagesavage beastesbeasts hunghung downedown theirtheir listninglist’ninglistening headsheads,
AsAs thoughthough theythey hadhad beenebeen castcast intointo aa trancetrance.
ThenThen itit maymay bebe thatthat sheshe whomwhom noughtnaught cancan pleaseplease,
WithWith musickesmusic’s soundsound inin timetime maymay bebe surprisdesurprised,
ComeCome louelylovely mistressemistress willwill youyou taketake youryour lutelute,
AndAnd playplay thethe lessonlesson thatthat II taughttaught youyou lastlast?
KateKate.ItIt isis nono mattermatter whetherwhether II doodo oror nono,
ForFor trusttrust meme II taketake nono greatgreat delightdelight inin itit.
Vale.ValeriaVale.II wouldwould sweetsweet mistressemistress thatthat itit laielay inin meme,
ToTo helpehelp youyou toto thatthat thingthing thatsthat’s youryour delightdelight.
KateKate.InIn youyou withwith aa pestlencepestilence, areare youyou soso kindkind?
ThenThen makemake aa nightnight capcap ofof youryour fiddlesfiddle’sfiddles casecase,
ToTo warmewarm youryour headhead, andand hidehide youryour filthiefilthy faceface.
Val.ValeriaVal.IfIf thatthat sweetsweet mistressemistress werewere youryour hartsheart’s contentcontent,
YouYou shouldshould commandcommand aa greatergreater thingthing thenthan thatthat,
AlthoughAlthough itit werewere tenten timestimes toto mymy disgracedisgrace.
KateKate.YourYou’reYour soso kindkind twere’twere pittiepity youyou shouldshould bebe
 hang’dhanged,
AndAnd yetyet methinkesmethinks thethe foolefool doothdoth lookelook asquintasquint.
Val.ValeriaVal.WhyWhy mistressemistress doodo youyou mockemock meme?
KateKate.NoNo, butbut II meanemean toto mouemove theethee.
Val.ValeriaVal.WellWell, willwill youyou plaieplay aa littlelittle?
KateKate.IAyay, giuegive meme thethe LuteLute.
SheShe plaiesplays.
Val.ValeriaVal.ThatThat stopstop waswas falsefalse, playplay itit againeagain.
KateKate.ThenThen mendmend itit thouthou, thouthou filthyfilthy asseass.
Val.ValeriaVal.WhatWhat, doodo youyou bidbid meme kissekiss youryour arsearse?
KateKate.HowHow nownow iackjack sausesauce, youryou’reyour aa iolliejolly matemate,
YourYou’reYour bestbest bebe stillstill leastlest II crossecross youryour patepate,
AndAnd makemake youryour musickemusic fliefly aboutabout youryour earesears,
IleI’ll makemake itit andand youryour foolishfoolish coxcombecoxcomb meetmeet.
SheShe offersoffers toto strikestrike himhim withwith thethe lutelute.
Val.ValeriaVal.HoldHold mistressemistress, souns’zounds’Zounds wilwill youyou breakebreak mymy lutelute?
KateKate.IAyI onon thythy headhead, andand ifif thouthou speakespeak toto meme,
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ThereThere taketake itit vpup andand fiddlefiddle somewheresomewhere elseelse,
SheShe throwesthrows itit downedown.
AndAnd seesee youyou comecome nono moremore intointo thisthis placeplace,
LeastLestlest thatthat II clapclap youryour fiddlefiddle onon youryour faceface.Ex.ExitEx. KateKate.
Val.ValeriaVal.Souns’Zounds, teachteach hirher toto playplay vponupon thethe lutelute?
TheThe deuilldevil shalshall teachteach herher firstfirst, II amam gladglad sheesshe’s gonegone,
ForFor II waswas nearene’er soso fraid’fraid inin allall mymy lifelife,
ButBut thatthat mymy lutelute shouldshould fliefly aboutabout minemine earesears,
MyMy maistermaster shallshall teachteach herher hishis selfeself forfor meme,
ForFor IleI’ll keepekeep meme farfar enoughenough withoutwithout hirher reachreach,
ForFor hehe andand PolydorPolidorPolydor sentsent meme beforebefore
ToTo bebe withwith herher andand teachteach herher onon thethe lutelute,
WhilstWhilst theythey diddid courtcourt thethe otherother gentlewomengentlewomen,
AndAnd heerehere methinkesmethinks theythey comecome togithertogether.
EnterEnter AureliusAurelius, PolidorPolidor, EmeliaEmelia,
andand PhilenaPhilena.

Pol.PolidorPol.HowHow nownow ValeriaValeria, whearswhere’s youryour mistressemistress?
Val.ValeriaVal.AtAt thethe vengeancevengeance II thinkethink andand no wherenowhere elseelse.
Aurel.AureliusAurel.WhyWhy ValeriaValeria, willwill sheshe notnot learnelearn apaceapace?
Val.ValeriaVal.YesYes berladyby’r lady sheshe hashas learntlearntlearned tootoo muchmuch alreadyalready,
AndAnd thatthat II hadhad feltfelt hadhad II notnot spokespoke hirher fairefair,
ButBut sheshe shallshall nearene’er bebe learntlearntlearned forfor meme againeagain.
Aurel.AureliusAurel.WellWell ValeriaValeria gogo toto mymy chamberchamber,
AndAnd bearebear himhim companiecompany thatthat camecame to daieto todayto daieday
FromFrom CestusSestosCestus, wherewhere ourour agedaged fatherfather dwelsdwells.Ex.ExitEx. ValeriaValeria.
Pol.PolidorPol.ComeCome fairefair EmeliaEmelia mymy louelielovely louelove,
BrighterBrighter thenthan thethe burnishtburnished pallacepalace ofof thethe sunnesun,
TheThe eie-sighteyesight ofof thethe gloriousglorious firmamentfirmament,
InIn whosewhose brightbright lookeslooks sparklessparkles thethe radiantradiant firefire,
WilieWily PrometheusPrometheus slilieslily stolestole fromfrom IoueJovejove,
InfusingInfusing breathbreath, lifelife, motionmotion, soulesoul,
ToTo euerieevery obiectobject strikenstricken byby thinethine eieseyes.
OhOhO fairefair EmeliaEmelia II pinepine forfor theethee,
AndAnd eithereither mustmust enioyenjoy thythy louelove, oror diedie.
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The taming of a Shrew.

Eme.EmeliaEme.FieFie manman, II knowknow youyou willwill notnot diedie forfor louelove:
AhAh PolidorPolidor thouthou needstneedst notnot toto complainecomplain,
EternallEternal heauenheaven soonersooner bebe dissoludedissolved,
AndAnd allall thatthat pearsethpierceth PhebusPhoebus’ siluersilver eieeye,
BeforeBefore suchsuch haphap befallbefall toto PolidorPolidor.
Pol.PolidorPol.ThanksThanks fairefair EmeliaEmelia forfor thesethese sweetsweet wordswords,
ButBut whatwhat saithsaith PhylenaPhilenaPhylena toto hirher friendfriend?
Phyle.PhilenaPhyle.WhyWhy II amam buyingbuying marchandisemerchandise ofof himhim.
Aurel.AureliusAurel.MistresseMistress youyou shallshall notnot needneed toto buiebuy ofof meme,
ForFor whenwhen II crostcrossed thethe bublingbubbling CanibeyCanibey,
AndAnd saildesailed alongalong thethe CristallCrystal HelispontHellespont,
II fildefilled mymy coferscoffers ofof thethe wealthiewealthy minesmines,
WhereWhere II diddid causecause MillionsMillions ofof labouringlabouring