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Widow

Though my estate be fall’n, I was well born

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Widow 
Though my estate be fall’n, I was well born,
Nothing acquainted with these businesses,
And would not put my reputation now
In any staining act.

Let us assay our plot, which, if it speed,
Is wicked meaning in a lawful deed,
And lawful meaning in a lawful act,
Where both not sin, and yet a sinful fact.
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Source:
Act 3
Scene 7
Line 4

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Gentle madam, You never had a servant

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Widow
Gentle madam,
You never had a servant to whose trust
Your business was more welcome.

But with the word the time will bring on summer,
When briers shall have leaves as well as thorns,
And be as sweet as sharp.

Helen
Nor you, mistress,
Ever a friend whose thoughts more truly labor
To recompense your love.
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Source:
Act 4
Scene 4
Line 15

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Katherine, I charge thee tell these headstrong women

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Petruchio
Katherine, I charge thee tell these headstrong women
What duty they do owe their lords and husbands.
Widow
Come, come, you’re  mocking. We will have no telling.
Petruchio
Come on, I say, and first begin with her.
Widow
She shall not.
Petruchio
I say she shall.—And first begin with her.
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Source:
Act 5
Scene 2
Line 144

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