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And in no sense is meet, or amiable.
payment for so great a debt.
, &c. Then 'vail your stomachs, for it is no boot; And place your hands below your husband's foot : In token of which duty, if he please, My hand is ready, may it do him ease. Pet. Why, there's a wench !—Come on, and kiss me,
Kate. Luc. Well, go thy ways, old lad; for thou shalt ha't. Vin. 'Tis a good hearing, when children are toward. Luc. But a harsh hearing, when women are froward.
Pet. Come, Kate, we'll to-bed : We three are married, but you two are sped. 'Twas I won the wager,
" though you hit the white :
[To Lucentio. And, being a winner, God give you good night!
[Exeunt Petruchio, and Katharine. Hor. Now go thy ways, thou hast tam'd a curst shrew. Luc. 'Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will be tam'd so.
I vail your Aomachs,]—bend your stubborn wills, abate your pride. m though you hit the white :) - Bianca, the white mark.
KING of France.
vain, and a great pretender to Valour. Several young French Lords, that serve with BERTRAM in the
Florentine War. STEWARD,
Servants to the Countess of Rousillon. CLOWN,
COUNTESS of Rousillon, Mother to BERTRAM.
fician, fome Time since dead.
Lords, attending on the King ; Officers, Soldiers, &c.
SCENE-lies partly in France, and partly in Tuscany.
THIS PLAY is said to have passed under the various Titles of “ Love's Labour won ;'-"A bad Beginning makes a good Ending~;" “ and Mr. Parolles :" it was probaby written about the Year 1598, and in some of the graver Scenes Sbakspeare availed himself of a Novel of Boccace, or rather his Translator Painter, in the Palace of Pleasure, called Giletta of Narbon.
artram, the Countess of Rousillon, Helena, and
Lafeu, all in black.
Count. In delivering my son from me, I bury a second husband.
Ber. And I, in going, madam, weep o'er my father's death anew : but I must attend his majesty's command, to whom I am now in ward, evermore in subjection.
Laf. You shall find of the king a husband, madam ; you, sir, a father : He that fo generally is at all times good, muft of necessity hold his virtue to you ; whose
* In delivering my fon from me, ]-In yielding up the care of my son. o to whom I am now in ward,)~under whole tutelage I am at present.