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prove the better by the help of good Epilogues. What a case am I in then, that am neither a good Epilogue, "nor can infinuate with you in the behalf of a good play! I am not furnish'd like a beggar; therefore to beg will not become me. · My way is to conjure you, and I'll begin with the women. í charge you, O women, for the love you bear to men, to like as much of this Play as pleafes you: and I charge you, O men, for the love you bear to women, (as I perceive by your fimpring, none of you hate them) that between you and the women, the Play may please. If I were a woman, I would kiss as many of you as had beards that pleas'd me, complexions that lik’d me, and breaths that I defy'd not: and, I am sure, as many as have good beards, or good faces, or sweet breaths, will for my kind offer, when I make curt'sy, bid me farewel.

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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

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Characters in the Induction.

to be played. Chriftopher Sly, a drunken Tinker. Hoflefs. Page, Players, Huntsmen, and orber Servants attending on

the Lord.

Dramatis Personæ.

Baptifta, Father to Catharina and Bianca ; very rich.
Vincentio, an old gentleman of Pisa,
Licentio, Son to Vincentio, in love with Bianca.
Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, a suitor to Catharina.
Gremio,
Hortenfio,

Pretenders to Bianca.
Tranio,

Servants to Lucentio.
Biondello,
Grumio, Servant to Petruchio.
Pedant, an old fellow fet up to perfenate Vincentio.

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Catharina, the Shrew.
Bianca, ber Sifter.
Widow.

Taylor, Haberdofbers; with Servants attending on

Baptista, and Petruchio.

SCENE, fometimes in Padua, and sometimes in

Petruchio's House in the Country.

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