1 Father, and wife, and gentlemen, adieu.
2 Never make denial; I must and will have Katherine to my wife.
3 Sirrah Biondello, go and entreat my wife To come to me forthwith.
4 Ay, and a kind one too: Pray God, sir, your wife send you not a worse.
5 My husband and my lord, my lord and husband; I am your wife in all obedience.
6 Madam wife, they say that I have dream'd And slept above some fifteen year or more.
7 Come, madam wife, sit by my side and let the world slip: we shall ne'er be younger.
8 This is a way to kill a wife with kindness; And thus I'll curb her mad and headstrong humour.
9 And, honest company, I thank you all, That have beheld me give away myself To this most patient, sweet, and virtuous wife.
10 And now by law, as well as reverend age, I may entitle thee my loving father: The sister to my wife, this gentlewoman, Thy son by this hath married.
11 Cambio, hie you home, And bid Bianca make her ready straight; And, if you will, tell what hath happened: Lucentio's father is arriv'd in Padua, And how she's like to be Lucentio's wife.
12 Well, I say no; and therefore, for assurance, Let's each one send unto his wife, And he whose wife is most obedient, To come at first when he doth send for her, Shall win the wager which we will propose.
13 Marry, so I mean, sweet Katherine, in thy bed; And therefore, setting all this chat aside, Thus in plain terms: your father hath consented That you shall be my wife your dowry 'greed on; And will you, nill you, I will marry you.'
14 Sir, list to me: I am my father's heir and only son; If I may have your daughter to my wife, I'll leave her houses three or four as good Within rich Pisa's walls as anyone Old Signior Gremio has in Padua; Besides two thousand ducats by the year Of fruitful land, all which shall be her jointure.