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The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 3 Scene 2
No Fear Act 3 Scene 2 Page 11

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Exeunt PETRUCHIO, KATHERINE, and GRUMIO
PETRUCHIO, KATHERINE, and GRUMIO exit.

BAPTISTA

Nay, let them go, a couple of quiet ones.

BAPTISTA

No, let them go. They’re certainly a peaceful couple!

GREMIO

Went they not quickly, I should die with laughing.

GREMIO

If they hadn’t left soon, I would have died laughing.

TRANIO

215 (as LUCENTIO) Of all mad matches never was the like.

TRANIO

(as LUCENTIO) Of all the mad matches, this is by far the craziest.

LUCENTIO

(as CAMBIO) Mistress, what’s your opinion of your sister?

LUCENTIO

(as CAMBIO) Mistress, what’s your opinion of your sister?

BIANCA

That, being mad herself, she’s madly mated.

BIANCA

That since she’s mad herself, she’s married a madman.

GREMIO

I warrant him, Petruchio is Kated.

GREMIO

I guarantee you, Petruchio’s going to suffer from his Kate.

BAPTISTA

Neighbors and friends, though bride and bridegroom wants
220For to supply the places at the table,
You know there wants no junkets at the feast.

BAPTISTA

Neighbors and friends, though we don’t have anyone for the bride and bridegroom’s places at the table, you know there’s nothing missing in the feast itself.