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The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 3 Scene 2
No Fear Act 3 Scene 2 Page 4

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BIONDELLO

Why, sir, he comes not.

BIONDELLO

Why, sir, he’s not coming.

BAPTISTA

Didst thou not say he comes?

BAPTISTA

Didn’t you just say he was?

BIONDELLO

50Who? That Petruchio came?

BIONDELLO

Who? Petruchio?

BAPTISTA

Ay, that Petruchio came.

BAPTISTA

Yes, Petruchio.

BIONDELLO

No, sir, I say his horse comes, with him on his back.

BIONDELLO

No, I said his horse is coming, with him on its back.

BAPTISTA

Why, that’s all one.

BAPTISTA

Well, that’s the same thing.

BIONDELLO

Nay, by Saint Jamy,
55I hold you a penny,
A horse and a man
Is more than one
And yet not many.

BIONDELLO

No, by Saint Jamy,
I’ll bet you a penny!
A man and his horse
Aren’t the same person—
Not that there’s much difference.
Enter PETRUCHIO and GRUMIO
PETRUCHIO and GRUMIO enter.

PETRUCHIO

Come, where be these gallants? Who’s at home?

PETRUCHIO

Whoa! Where is everybody?

BAPTISTA

60You are welcome, sir.

BAPTISTA

You are welcome, sir.

PETRUCHIO

And yet I come not well.

PETRUCHIO

I don’t feel well.

APTISTA

And yet you halt not.

BAPTISTA

I don’t notice you limping.

TRANIO

(as LUCENTIO) Not so well appareled as I wish you were.

TRANIO

(as LUCENTIO) And I would like it if you were a bit more formally dressed.