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A land itself at large, a potent Dukcdom.
First, in this forest, let us do these ends
That here were well begun, and well begot :
And, after, every of this happy number,
That have endur'd Ihrewd days and nights with us
Shall share the good of our return'd fortune,
According to the measure of their states.
Mean time, forget this new. fall’n dignity,
And fall into our rustick revelry:
Play, mufick; and you brides and bridegrooms all,
With measure heap'd in joy, to th' measures fall.

Jaq. Şir, by your patience : if. I heard you rightly,
The Duke hath put on a religious life,
And thrown into neglect the pompous court.

Jaq. de B. He hath.

Jaq. To him will !: out of these convertites There is much matter to be heard and learn'd.. You to your former honour I bequeath, [To the Dinkes Your patience and your virtue well deserve it. You to a love, that your true faith doth merit ; [7. Orla. You to your land, and love, and great allies; To Oli, You to a long and well deserved bed ; And you to wrangling; for thy loving voyage

[To the Clowns I's but for two months victual'd : fo to your pleasures :1.am for other than for dancing measures..

Duke Sen. Stay, Jaques, ftay.

Jaq. To see no pastime, I : what you would have; I!ll ftay to know at your abandon'd cave. (Exit.

Duke Sen: Proceed, proceed; we will begin these rites; As, we do trust they'll end, in true delights.

Rol. It is not the fashion to see the Lady the epilogue ; but it is no more un handsome, than to see the Lord the prologue. If it be true, that good wine needs no bulb, 'tis true, that a good play needs no epilogue. Let to good wine they do use good bushes; and good plays prove the better by the help of good epilogues. What a case am I in then, that am neither a good epilogue, nor can insinuate with you in the behalf of a good play? I. am: no: furnith'd like a beggar; therefore to beg will

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not become me. My way is to conjure you, and Pit begin with the women. I charge you, O women, for the love you bear to men, to like as much of this play as pleafes you: and I charge you, O men, for the love you bear to women, (as I perceive by your fimpring, none of you hate them) that between you and the women, the play may please. If I were a woman, I would kiss as many of you as had beards that pleas'd me, complexions that lik'd me, and breaths that I defy'd not: and I am fure, as many as have good beards, or good faces, or sweet breaths, will for my kind offer, when I makecurt'ly, bid me farewel.

[Exeunt omnes.

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A a to be. play'd.

Christopher Sly, a drunken Tinker. Page, Players, Huntsmen, and other Servants attending:

on the Lord,

Hoftefs.

Dramatis Personæ.

Baptista, Father to Catharina and Bianca, very rich.
Vincentio, an old gentleman of Pisa.
Lucentio, Son to Vincentio, in love with Bianca.
Petruchio, a Gentleman of Verona, a suitor to Catharinan.
Gremio,

Pretenders to Bianca,
Hortenfio, )
Tranio.

Servants to Lucentio.
Biondello.
Grumio, Servant to Petruchio.
Pedant, an old fellow set up 10 personale Vincentio..

Catharina, the Shrew.
Bianca, her Sifter.
Widow.

Taylor, Haberdashers; with Servants attending on

Baptista, and Petruchio.

SCENE, sometimes in Padua; and sometimes in

Petruchio's House in the Country.

Τ Η Ε.

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