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To the Original Play of The Taming of a Shrew,
Suitors to the Daughters of Alphonsus.
Tailor, Haberdasher, and Servants to Ferando and Alphonsus.
SCENE, Athens; and sometimes Ferando's Country-House.
Characters in the Induction,
A Lord, before whom the Play is supposed to be play'd.
Pretenders to Bianca.
Servants to Lucentio.
Tailor, Haberdasher ; with Servants attending on Baptista,
SCENE, sometimes in Padua ; and sometimes in Petruchio's
House in the Country.
Before an Alehouse on a Heath. Enter Hostess, and Sly.
Host. A pair of stocks, you rogue!
Sly. Y’are a baggage ; the Slies are no rogues :
9 Host. I know my remedy, I must go fetch the thirdborough.
Sly. Third, or fourth, or fifth borough, I'll answer him by law : I'll not budge an inch, boy; let him come, and kindly.
[Falls asleep. Wind Horns. Enter a Lord from Hunting, with a Train. Lord. Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my
Hunt. Why, Belman is as good as he, my lord;
Lord. Thou art a fool; if Echo were as fleet,
Hunt. I will, my lord.
zo 2 Hunt. He breathes, my lord: Were he not warm’d
Lord. O monstrous beast! how like a swine he lies!