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Katherine Minola

Taming of the Shrew

Eat it up all, Hortensio, if thou lovest me

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Petruchio, aside to Hortensio
Eat it up all, Hortensio, if thou lovest me.—
Much good do it unto thy gentle heart.
Kate, eat apace.
Katherine and Hortensio prepare to eat.
And now, my honey love,
Will we return unto thy father’s house
And revel it as bravely as the best,

With silken coats and caps and golden rings,
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Good morrow, Kate, for that’s your name, I hear.

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Petruchio
Good morrow, Kate, for that’s your name, I hear.
Katherine
Well have you heard, but something hard of hearing.
They call me Katherine that do talk of me.
Petruchio
You lie, in faith, for you are called plain Kate,
And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst.
But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom,
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Act 2
Scene 1
Line 190

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Come, sit on me

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Petruchio
Come, sit on me.
Katherine
Asses are made to bear, and so are you.
Petruchio
Women are made to bear, and so are you.
Katherine
No such jade as you, if me you mean.
Petruchio
Alas, good Kate, I will not burden thee,
For knowing thee to be but young and light—
Katherine
Too light for such a swain as you to catch,

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Act 2
Scene 1
Line 209

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I chafe you if I tarry. Let me go

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Katherine
I chafe you if I tarry. Let me go.
Petruchio
No, not a whit. I find you passing gentle.
’Twas told me you were rough, and coy, and sullen,
And now I find report a very liar.
For thou art pleasant, gamesome, passing courteous,
But slow in speech, yet sweet as springtime flowers.
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Act 2
Scene 1
Line 255

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Where did you study all this goodly speech?

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Katherine
Where did you study all this goodly speech?
Petruchio
It is extempore, from my mother wit.
Katherine
A witty mother, witless else her son.
Petruchio
Am I not wise?
Katherine
Yes, keep you warm.
Petruchio
Marry, so I mean, sweet Katherine,
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Act 2
Scene 1
Line 277

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Why, how now, daughter Katherine? In your dumps?

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Baptista
Why, how now, daughter Katherine? In your dumps?
Katherine
Call you me daughter? Now I promise you
You have showed a tender fatherly regard,
To wish me wed to one half lunatic,
A madcap ruffian and a swearing Jack,
That thinks with oaths to face the matter out.
Petruchio
Father,
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Act 2
Scene 1
Line 300

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Signior Lucentio, this is the ’pointed day

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Baptista, to Tranio
Signior Lucentio, this is the ’pointed day
That Katherine and Petruchio should be married,
And yet we hear not of our son-in-law.
What will be said? What mockery will it be,
To want the bridegroom when the priest attends
To speak the ceremonial rites of marriage?
What says Lucentio to this shame of ours?
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Act 3
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Gentlemen, forward to the bridal dinner

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Katherine
Gentlemen, forward to the bridal dinner.
I see a woman may be made a fool
If she had not a spirit to resist.
Petruchio
They shall go forward, Kate, at thy command.—
Obey the bride, you that attend on her.
Go to the feast, revel and domineer,
Carouse full measure to her maidenhead,
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Act 3
Scene 2
Line 225

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The more my wrong, the more his spite appears

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Katherine
The more my wrong, the more his spite appears.
What, did he marry me to famish me?
Beggars that come unto my father’s door
Upon entreaty have a present alms.
If not, elsewhere they meet with charity.
But I, who never knew how to entreat,
Nor never needed that I should entreat,
Am starved for meat,
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Act 4
Scene 3
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I never saw a better-fashioned gown

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Katherine
I never saw a better-fashioned gown,
More quaint, more pleasing, nor more commendable.
Belike you mean to make a puppet of me.
Petruchio
Why, true, he means to make a puppet of thee.
Tailor
She says your Worship means to make a puppet of her.
Petruchio
O monstrous arrogance!
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Act 4
Scene 3
Line 106

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