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The Taming of the Shrew

Act IV, Scene 5

A public road.
 
[Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHERINA, HORTENSIO, and Servants]
 
PETRUCHIO
        ,    2       T     T     T      ,        2       ,
      Come on in | God's name; once | more toward our | father's.
              ,          ,            ,        ,           ,
      Good* Lord | how bright | and good|ly shines | the moon.
 
KATHERINE
            ,         ,      2    ,      T   T    T
      The moon,| the sun:| it is not | moonlight now.
 
PETRUCHIO
         ,        ,         ,            ,           ,
      I say | it is | the moon | that shines | so bright.
 
KATHERINE
          ,        ,        ,            ,          ,
5     I know | it is | the sun | that shines | so bright.
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,           ,         ,          ,          ,
      Now by | my mo|ther's son,| and that's | myself,
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      It shall | be moon,| or star,| or what | I list,
          ,        ,       ,         ,          ,
      Or ere | I jour|ney to | your fa|ther's house.
          ,         ,          ,        ,       ,
      Go on,| and fetch | our hor|ses back | again.
             ,     ,             ,       ,               ,
10    Ever/more crossed | and crossed;| nothing | but crossed.
 
HORTENSIO
       ,            ,        ,          ,      ,
      Say as | he says,| or we | shall ne|ver go.
 
KATHERINE
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      Forward | I pray,| since we | have come | so far,
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      And be | it moon,| or sun,| or what | you please:
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      And if you | please to | call it | a rush-|candle,
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15    Henceforth | I vow | it shall | be so | for me.
 
PETRUCHIO
         ,        ,         ,
      I say | it is | the moon.
 
KATHERINE
                                   ,      3  3      ,
                               I know | it is the moon.
 
PETRUCHIO
            ,         ,        ,         ,       ,
      Nay then | you lie:| it is | the bles|sed sun.
 
KATHERINE
            ,          ,          ,         ,       ,
      Then God | be blessed,| it is | the bles|sed sun:
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20    But sun | it is not,| when you | say it | is not;
                  ,    ,      ,      ,          ,
      And the / moon chan|ges e|ven as | your mind.
            ,           ,         ,       2    ,        ,
      What you | will have | it named,| even that | it is;
           ,        ,         ,        ,      ,
      And so | it shall | be so | for Kath|erine.
 
HORTENSIO
         ,   2     ,         ,          ,         ,
      Petru|chio, go | thy ways,| the field | is won.
 
PETRUCHIO
            ,         ,          ,          ,            ,
25    Well for|ward, for|ward, thus | the bowl | should run,
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      And not | unluck|ily | against | the bi||as.
              ,    ,     ,       ,        ,
      But / soft, com|pany | is com|ing here.
 
[Enter VINCENTIO]
            ,       ,       ,           ,       ,
      Good mor|row gen|tle mis|tress: where | away?
        ,               ,          ,        ,      ,
      Tell me | sweet Kate,| and tell | me tru|ly too,
        ,      2     ,        ,        ,      ,
30    Hast thou be|held a | fresher | gentle|woman?
            ,         ,          ,        ,           ,
      Such war | of white | and red | within | her cheeks:
             ,          ,         x            ,      ,
      What stars | do span|gle heaven | with such | beauty,
           ,           ,        ,          ,    2     ,
      As those | two^eyes | become | that hea|venly face?
              ,       ,           ,          ,         ,
      Fair* love|ly maid,| once^more | good day | to thee.
              ,        ,          ,          ,         ,
35    Sweet Kate,| embrace | her for | her beau|ty's sake.
 
HORTENSIO
        2       ,         ,     ,         ,       ,   2          ->
      It will make | the man | mad to | make a | woman of || him.
 
KATHERINE
        ,      ,         ,         ,          ,            ,   ->
      Young | budding | virgin,| fair and | fresh and || sweet,
       ,          ,          ,           2   ,
      Whi/ther a|way, or | where is | thy abode?
       ,           ,        ,        ,        ,
      Happy | the pa|rents of | so fair | a child;
       ,             ,          ,    ,       ,
40    Happier | the man | whom fa|vora|ble stars
         ,          ,          ,      ,   ,
      Allot | thee for | his love|ly bed|fellow.
 
PETRUCHIO
           ,          ,        ,          ,         ,
      Why how | now Kate,| I hope | thou art | not mad:
             2     ,   ,      ,         ,       ,
      This is a / man old,| wrinkled,| faded,| withered,
           ,       ,        ,          ,         ,
      And not | a mai|den, as | thou sayst | he is.
 
KATHERINE
       ,            ,       ,       ,        ,
45    Pardon | old fa|ther my | mista|king eyes,
             ,          ,      ,         ,         ,
      That have | been so | bedaz|zled with | the sun
            ,      ,         ,         ,        ,
      That ev|erything | I look | on seem|eth green:
       ,   2      ,           ,       ,          ,
      Now I per|ceive thou | art a | reverend | father;
       ,    2      ,    ,              ,       ,
      Pardon I | pray thee / for my | mad mis|taking.
 
PETRUCHIO
       ,              ,     ,             ,           ,
50    Do good | old grand|sire; and | withal | make^known
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      Which way | thou tra|vellest: if | along | with us,
       ,             ,       ,        ,     ,
      We shall | be joy|ful of | thy com|pany.
 
VINCENTIO
        T   T    T     ,        ,       ,
      Fair sir, and | you my | merry | mistress,
        ,                 ,          ,        ,       ,        o
      That with | your strange | encoun|ter much | amazed | me,
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55    My name is | called Vin|centio,| my dwel|ling Pi|sa;    (hex with prev)
            ,        ,       ,  2     ,          x
      And bound | I am | to Pa|dua; there | to visit
         ,         ,            ,              ,    ,
      A son | of mine,| which long | I have / not seen.
 
PETRUCHIO
        ,             ,
      What is | his name?
 
VINCENTIO
                             ,   2   ,       ,
                          Lucen|tio gen|tle sir.
 
PETRUCHIO
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60    Happily | we met;| the hap|pier for | thy son.
           ,        ,         ,        ,    2    ,
      And now | by law,| as well | as rev|erend age,
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      I may | enti|tle thee my | loving | father:
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      The sis|ter to my / wife, this | gentle|woman,
           ,         ,          ,         ,       ,
      Thy son | by this | hath mar|ried. Won|der not,
       ,         ,        ,            ,       ,
65    Nor be | grieved:| she is | of good | esteem,
           ,       ,        ,        ,        ,
      Her dow|ry wealth|y, and | of wor|thy birth;
          ,        ,      ,        ,        ,
      Beside,| so qua|lified | as may | beseem
             ,        ,     ,      ,      ,
      The spouse | of a|ny no|ble gen|tleman.
       ,           ,           ,        ,    ,
      Let me | embrace | with old | Vincen|tio,
           ,       ,       ,         ,       ,
70    And wan|der we | to see | thy hon|est son,
            ,        ,       ,    2     ,     ,
      Who will | of thy | arri|val be full | joyous.
 
VINCENTIO
           ,        ,         ,     ,   2         ,
      But is | it true?| Or else | is it your | pleasure,
             ,        ,       ,         ,         ,
      Like plea|sant tra|vellers,| to break | a jest
        ,         ,     ,       ,      ,
      Upon | the com|pany | you o|vertake?
 
HORTENSIO
         ,       ,          ,       ,       ,
75    I do | assure | thee fa|ther so | it is.
 
PETRUCHIO
            ,      ,         ,          ,          ,
      Come go | along | and see | the truth | hereof;
         2      ,      ,   2             ,           ,       o
      For our first | merriment | hath made | thee jea|lous.
 
[Exeunt all but HORTENSIO]
 
HORTENSIO
        ,      ,   2      ,         ,            ,
      Well Pe|truchio,| this has | put me | in heart.
        ,           ,             ,  ,     ,
      Have to | my wi|dow, and / if she | froward,
             ,            ,         ,   3 3    ,        ,
80    Then hast | thou taught | Horten|sio to be | untoward.
 
[Exit]

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