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KATHARINE AND PETRUCHIO,
THE TAMING OF A SHREW :
J. P. KEMBLE;
AND NOW FIRST PUBLISHED AS IT IS ACTED AT
THE THEATRE ROYAL
PRINTED FOR THE THRATRE.
Price One Shilling.
KATHARINE AND PETRU CHIO.
ACT I ,
Enter BAPTISTA, Petruch10,--and GRUMIO, who
waits behind. Bap. Thus have I, 'gainst my own self-interest, Repeated all the worst you 're to expect From my shrewd daughter, Katharine :-if you
'11 venture, Maugre my plain and honest declaration, You have my free consent, win her and wed her.
Pet. Signior Baptista, thus it stands with me. Antonio, my father, is deceas'd : You knew him well, and, knowing him, know me, Left solely heir to all his lands and goods, Which I have better'd, rather than decreas'd : And I have thrust myself into the world, Haply to wive and thrive, as best I may. My business asketh haste, old signior, And every day I cannot come to woo : Let specialties be therefore drawn between us, That covenants may be kept on either hand.
Bap. Yes, when the special thing is well obtain'd, My daughter's love ; for that is all in all.
Pet. Why, that is nothing; for I tell you, father, I am as peremptory, as she proud-minded;