The Taming of the Shrew Quotes
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O monstrous beast, how like a swine he lies! Grim death, how foul and loathsome is thine image! Sirs, I will practice on this drunken man. (Induction.1.35-37)
Art and Culture Quotes
LORDPersuade him that he hath been lunatic, And when he says he is, say that he dreams, For he is nothing but a mighty lord. This do and do it kindly, gentle sirs. It will be pastime passing excell...
LUCENTIO, aside to TranioBut in the other's silence do I see Maid's mild behavior and sobriety. Peace, Tranio. (1.1.71-73)
BAPTISTA Faith, gentlemen, now I play a merchant's part And venture madly on a desperate mart. TRANIO, as Lucentio 'Twas a commodity lay fretting by you. 'Twill bring you gain, or perish on the se...
SLYWhat, would you make me mad? Am not I Christopher Sly, old Sly's son of Burton Heath, by birth a pedlder, by education a cardmaker, by transmutation a bearherd, and now by present professio...
Society and Class Quotes
SLYFor God's sake, a pot of small ale. (Induction.2.1)
VINCENTIO Art thou his father?MERCHANT, as Vincentio Ay, sir, so his mother says, if I may believe her. (5.1.34-36)
Language and Communication Quotes
HOSTESSA pair of stocks, you rogue! (Induction.1.2)