The Taming of the Shrew
Persons in the Induction
CHRISTOPHER SLY, a tinker
BAPTISTA MINOLA, a gentleman of Padua
VINCENTIO, a Merchant of Pisa
LUCENTIO, son to Vincentio, in love with Bianca
PETRUCHIO, a gentleman of Verona, a suitor to Katherina
Suitors to Bianca
Servants to Lucentio
Servants to Petruchio
Daughters to Baptista
KATHERINA, the shrew
Tailor, Haberdasher, and Servants attending on Baptista and
SCENE: Padua, and PETRUCHIO'S house in the country
INDUCTION. SCENE I
Before an alehouse on a heath
Enter HOSTESS and SLY
SLY. I'll pheeze you, in faith.
HOSTESS. A pair of stocks, you rogue!
SLY. Y'are a baggage; the Slys are no rogues. Look in the
chronicles: we came in with Richard Conqueror. Therefore,
pallabris; let the world slide. Sessa!
HOSTESS. You will not pay for the glasses you have burst?
SLY. No, not a denier. Go by, Saint Jeronimy, go to thy cold
and warm thee.
HOSTESS. I know my remedy; I must go fetch the third-borough.
SLY. Third, or fourth, or fifth borough, I'll answer him by
I'll not budge an inch, boy; let him come, and kindly.
Wind horns. Enter a LORD from hunting, with his train
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.
FIRST HUNTSMAN. Why, Belman is as good as he, my lord;
He cried upon it at the merest loss,