The Taming of the Shrew

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 4 Scene 3

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Oh, no, good Kate. Neither art thou the worse
For this poor furniture and mean array.
If thou account’st it shame, lay it on me,
And therefore frolic! We will hence forthwith
180To feast and sport us at thy father’s house.
(to GRUMIO) Go, call my men, and let us straight to him,
And bring our horses unto Long Lane end.
There will we mount, and thither walk on foot.
Let’s see, I think ’tis now some seven o'clock,
185And well we may come there by dinnertime.
Hardly, Kate. By the same token you are worth no less for your simple clothes and lack of finery. If you regard it as shameful, put the shame on me. So, let’s perk up! We’re off to eat and whoop it up at your father’s house.(to GRUMIO) Go, call my men so we can leave right away. And bring our horses to the end of Long Lane. We’ll walk there on foot and mount up there. Let’s see, I think it must be seven o'clock, so we should get there easily by lunchtime.

KATHERINE

I dare assure you, sir, ’tis almost two,
And ’twill be supper time ere you come there.

KATHERINE

I hate to say it, but it’s almost two and we won’t get there before suppertime.

PETRUCHIO

It shall be seven ere I go to horse.
Look what I speak, or do, or think to do,
190You are still crossing it. Sirs, let ’t alone.
I will not go today, and ere I do
It shall be what o'clock I say it is.

PETRUCHIO

It shall be seven o'clock before I get on my horse. Whatever I say, or think, or do, you’re continually contradicting it. Sirs, never mind. We won’t go today—or any day until it’s clear that it shall be whatever time I say it is.

HORTENSIO

(aside) Why, so this gallant will command the sun.

HORTENSIO

(to himself) I see this fellow intends to command the sun.
Exeunt
They all exit.