The Taming of the Shrew

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Enter Grumio. Enter Grumio TS IV.i.1.1
Fie, fie on all tired Iades, on all mad Masters, &Fie, fie on all tired jades, on all mad masters, andjade (n.)

old form: iades
worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
TS IV.i.1
all foule waies: was euer man so beaten? was euer man so all foul ways! Was ever man so beaten? Was ever man sofoul (adj.)

old form: foule
dirty, miry, muddy
TS IV.i.2
way (n.)

old form: waies
path, track, trail
raide? was euer man so weary? I am sent before to make rayed? Was ever man so weary? I am sent before to makeray (v.)

old form: raide
dirty, soil, make filthy
TS IV.i.3
a fire, and they are comming after to warme them: now a fire, and they are coming after to warm them. Now TS IV.i.4
were not I a little pot, & soone hot; my very lippes might were not I a little pot and soon hot, my very lips might TS IV.i.5
freeze to my teeth, my tongue to the roofe of my mouth, myfreeze to my teeth, my tongue to the roof of my mouth, my TS IV.i.6
heart in my belly, ere l should come by a fire to thaw me, heart in my belly, ere I should come by a fire to thaw me.come by (v.)
find, acquire, come across
TS IV.i.7
but I with blowing the fire shall warme my selfe: for considering But I with blowing the fire shall warm myself, for, considering TS IV.i.8
the weather, a taller man then I will take cold: the weather, a taller man than I will take cold. TS IV.i.9
Holla, hoa Curtis.Holla, ho! Curtis. TS IV.i.10
Enter Curtis.Enter Curtis TS IV.i.11
Who is that calls so coldly?Who is that calls so coldly? TS IV.i.11
A piece of Ice: if thou doubt it, thou maist slide A piece of ice. If thou doubt it, thou mayst slide TS IV.i.12
from my shoulder to my heele, with no greater a run but from my shoulder to my heel with no greater a run but TS IV.i.13
my head and my necke. A fire good head and my neck. A fire, good Curtis. TS IV.i.14
Is my master and his wife comming Grumio?Is my master and his wife coming, Grumio? TS IV.i.15
Oh I Curtis I, and therefore fire, fire, cast on O ay, Curtis, ay – and therefore fire, fire, cast on TS IV.i.16
no water. TS IV.i.17
Is she so hot a shrew as she's reported.Is she so hot a shrew as she's reported?hot (adj.)
hot-tempered, angry, passionate
TS IV.i.18
She was good Curtis before this frost: but thouShe was, good Curtis, before this frost. But thou TS IV.i.19
know'st winter tames man, woman, and beast: for itknow'st winter tames man, woman, and beast; for it TS IV.i.20
hath tam'd my old master, and my new mistris, and hath tamed my old master, and my new mistress, and TS IV.i.21
my selfe fellow Curtis.myself, fellow Curtis. TS IV.i.22
Away you three inch foole, I am no beast.Away, you three-inch fool! I am no beast. TS IV.i.23
Am I but three inches? Why thy horne is a footAm I but three inches? Why, thy horn is a foot, TS IV.i.24
and so long am I at the least. But wilt thou make a fire,and so long am I at the least. But wilt thou make a fire, TS IV.i.25
or shall I complaine on thee to our mistris, whose handor shall I complain on thee to our mistress, whose hand TS IV.i.26
(she being now at hand) thou shalt soone feele, to thy – she being now at hand – thou shalt soon feel, to thy TS IV.i.27
cold comfort, for being slow in thy hot office.cold comfort, for being slow in thy hot office?office (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
TS IV.i.28
I prethee good Grumio, tell me, how goes theI prithee, good Grumio, tell me, how goes the TS IV.i.29
world?world? TS IV.i.30
He kindles a fire TS IV.i.31
A cold world Curtis in euery office but thine, A cold world, Curtis, in every office but thine –  TS IV.i.31
& therefore fire: do thy duty, and haue thy dutie, for and therefore fire. Do thy duty, and have thy duty, forduty (n.)

old form: dutie
due, desert, deserving
TS IV.i.32
my Master and mistris are almost frozen to master and mistress are almost frozen to death. TS IV.i.33
There's fire readie, and therefore good GrumioThere's fire ready – and therefore, good Grumio, TS IV.i.34
the newes.the news. TS IV.i.35
Why Iacke boy, ho boy, and as much newes asWhy, ‘ Jack, boy, ho boy!’ and as much news as TS IV.i.36
wilt thou.wilt thou. TS IV.i.37
Come, you are so full of conicatching.Come, you are so full of cony-catching.cony-catching (n.)

old form: conicatching
rabbit-catching; trickery, evasion, knavery
TS IV.i.38
Why therefore fire, for I haue caught extremeWhy therefore fire, for I have caught extreme TS IV.i.39
cold. Where's the Cooke, is supper ready, the housecold. Where's the cook? Is supper ready, the house TS IV.i.40
trim'd, rushes strew'd, cobwebs swept, the seruingmentrimmed, rushes strewed, cobwebs swept, the servingmen TS IV.i.41
in their new fustian, the white stockings, and in their new fustian, their white stockings, andfustian (n.)
type of coarse cloth [of cotton and flax]
TS IV.i.42
euery officer his wedding garment on? Be the Iackes every officer his wedding-garment on? Be the JacksJack (n.)

old form: Iackes
TS IV.i.43
faire within, the Gils faire without, the Carpets laide, and fair within, the Jills fair without, the carpets laid, andJill (n.)

old form: Gils
TS IV.i.44
fair (adj.)

old form: faire
clean, unsoiled, not dirty
euerie thing in order?everything in order? TS IV.i.45
All readie: and therefore I pray thee newes.All ready – and therefore, I pray thee, news. TS IV.i.46
First know my horse is tired, my master & First know my horse is tired, my master and TS IV.i.47
mistris falne out. mistress fallen out. TS IV.i.48
How?How? TS IV.i.49
Out of their saddles into the durt, and therebyOut of their saddles into the dirt, and thereby TS IV.i.50
hangs a tale.hangs a tale. TS IV.i.51
Let's ha't good Grumio.Let's ha't, good Grumio. TS IV.i.52
Lend thine eare.Lend thine ear. TS IV.i.53
Heere.Here. TS IV.i.54
There.There. TS IV.i.55
He boxes Curtis's ear TS IV.i.56
This 'tis to feele a tale, not to heare a tale.This 'tis to feel a tale, not to hear a tale. TS IV.i.56
And therefore 'tis cal'd a sensible tale: and thisAnd therefore 'tis called a sensible tale; and thissensible (adj.)
sensitive, responsive, capable of feeling
TS IV.i.57
Cuffe was but to knocke at your eare, and beseech listning: cuff was but to knock at your ear and beseech listening. TS IV.i.58
now I begin, Inprimis wee came downe a fowle hill, my Now I begin. Imprimis, we came down a foul hill, myimprimis (adv.)

old form: Inprimis
in the first place
TS IV.i.59
foul (adj.)

old form: fowle
dirty, miry, muddy
Master riding behinde my Mistris.master riding behind my mistress –  TS IV.i.60
Both of one horse?Both of one horse? TS IV.i.61
What's that to thee?What's that to thee? TS IV.i.62
Why a horse.Why, a horse. TS IV.i.63
Tell thou the tale: but hadst thou not crost Tell thou the tale. But hadst thou not crossedcross (v.)

old form: crost
interrupt, cut in on
TS IV.i.64
me, thou shouldst haue heard how her horse fel, and me, thou shouldst have heard how her horse fell, and TS IV.i.65
she vnder her horse: thou shouldst haue heard in how she under her horse; thou shouldst have heard in how TS IV.i.66
miery a place, how she was bemoil'd, how hee left her miry a place, how she was bemoiled, how he left herbemoil (v.)

old form: bemoil'd
cover with dirt, bemire
TS IV.i.67
with the horse vpon her, how he beat me because her with the horse upon her, how he beat me because her TS IV.i.68
horse stumbled, how she waded through the durt to horse stumbled, how she waded through the dirt to TS IV.i.69
plucke him off me: how he swore, how she prai'd, that pluck him off me, how he swore, how she prayed that TS IV.i.70
neuer prai'd before: how I cried, how the horses ranne never prayed before, how I cried, how the horses ran TS IV.i.71
away, how her bridle was burst: how I lost my crupper, away, how her bridle was burst, how I lost my crupperburst (adj.)
broken, shattered, rent in two
TS IV.i.72
crupper (n.)
leather saddle-strap on a horse
with manie things of worthy memorie, which now shall – with many things of worthy memory, which now shall TS IV.i.73
die in obliuion, and thou returne vnexperienc'd to thy die in oblivion, and thou return unexperienced to thyunexperienced (adj.)

old form: vnexperienc'd
in ignorance, lacking in knowledge
TS IV.i.74
graue.grave. TS IV.i.75
By this reckning he is more shrew than she.By this reckoning he is more shrew than she. TS IV.i.76
I, and that thou and the proudest of you all Ay, and that thou and the proudest of you all TS IV.i.77
shall finde when he comes home. But what talke I of this?shall find when he comes home. But what talk I of this? TS IV.i.78
Call forth Nathaniel, Ioseph, Nicholas, Phillip, Walter,Call forth Nathaniel, Joseph, Nicholas, Philip, Walter, TS IV.i.79
Sugersop and the rest: let their heads bee slickely Sugarsop, and the rest. Let their heads be slicklyslickly (adv.)

old form: slickely
smoothly, sleekly, neatly
TS IV.i.80
comb'd, their blew coats brush'd, and their garters combed, their blue coats brushed, and their garters TS IV.i.81
of an indifferent knit, let them curtsie with their left of an indifferent knit. Let them curtsy with their leftindifferent (adj.)
not different, identical, same
TS IV.i.82
knit (n.)
style, pattern, type
legges, and not presume to touch a haire of my Masters legs, and not presume to touch a hair of my master's TS IV.i.83
horse-taile, till they kisse their hands. Are they all readie?horse-tail till they kiss their hands. Are they all ready? TS IV.i.84
They are.They are. TS IV.i.85
Call them forth.Call them forth. TS IV.i.86
Do you heare ho? you must meete my maister to Do you hear, ho? You must meet my master to TS IV.i.87
countenance my mistris.countenance my mistress.countenance (v.)
honour, grace, pay respect to
TS IV.i.88
Why she hath a face of her owne.Why, she hath a face of her own. TS IV.i.89
Who knowes not that?Who knows not that? TS IV.i.90
Thou it seemes, that cals for company to countenance Thou, it seems, that calls for company to countenance TS IV.i.91
her.her. TS IV.i.92
I call them forth to credit her.I call them forth to credit (v.)
do credit to, grace, give esteem to
TS IV.i.93
Why she comes to borrow nothing of them.Why, she comes to borrow nothing of them. TS IV.i.94
Enter foure or fiue seruingmen.Enter four or five Servingmen TS IV.i.95
Welcome home Grumio.Welcome home, Grumio. TS IV.i.95
How now Grumio.How now, Grumio. TS IV.i.96
What Grumio.What, Grumio. TS IV.i.97
Fellow Grumio.Fellow Grumio. TS IV.i.98
How now old lad.How now, old lad. TS IV.i.99
Welcome you: how now you: what you: Welcome, you. How now, you. What, you. TS IV.i.100
fellow you: and thus much for greeting. Now my spruceFellow, you. And thus much for greeting. Now, my sprucespruce (adj.)
brisk, lively, smart
TS IV.i.101
companions, is all readie, and all things neate?companions, is all ready, and all things neat? TS IV.i.102
All things is readie, how neere is our master?All things is ready. How near is our master? TS IV.i.103
E'ne at hand, alighted by this: and therefore beE'en at hand, alighted by this. And therefore be TS IV.i.104
not--- Cockes passion, silence, I heare my master.not – Cock's passion, silence! I hear my master.cock (n.)
softened variant of 'God'
TS IV.i.105
Enter Petruchio and Kate.Enter Petruchio and Katherine TS IV.i.106.1
Where be these knaues? What no man at dooreWhere be these knaves? What, no man at doorknave (n.)

old form: knaues
servant, menial, lackey
TS IV.i.106
To hold my stirrop, nor to take my horse?To hold my stirrup nor to take my horse? TS IV.i.107
Where is Nathaniel, Gregory, Phillip.Where is Nathaniel, Gregory, Philip? TS IV.i.108
Heere, heere sir, heere sir.Here, here sir, here sir. TS IV.i.109
Heere sir, heere sir, heere sir, heere sir.Here sir, here sir, here sir, here sir! TS IV.i.110
You logger-headed and vnpollisht groomes:You loggerheaded and unpolished grooms!loggerheaded (adj.)
thick-headed, stupid, doltish
TS IV.i.111
groom (n.)

old form: groomes
fellow, character, creature
What? no attendance? no regard? no dutie?What, no attendance? No regard? No duty?regard (n.)
consideration, concern, thought, heed
TS IV.i.112
Where is the foolish knaue I sent before?Where is the foolish knave I sent before? TS IV.i.113
Heere sir, as foolish as I was before.Here, sir, as foolish as I was before. TS IV.i.114
You pezant, swain, you horson malt-horse drudgYou peasant swain, you whoreson malthorse drudge!malthorse, malt-horse (n./adj.)
heavy brewer's horse; so: drudge, idiot
TS IV.i.115
peasant (adj.)

old form: pezant
base, low, villainous
whoreson (adj.)

old form: horson
[abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
swain (n.)
[contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
drudge (n.)

old form: drudg
slave, serf, lackey
Did I not bid thee meete me in the Parke,Did I not bid thee meet me in the park TS IV.i.116
And bring along these rascal knaues with thee?And bring along these rascal knaves with thee? TS IV.i.117
Grumio. GRUMIO 
Nathaniels coate sir was not fully made,Nathaniel's coat, sir, was not fully made, TS IV.i.118
And Gabrels pumpes were all vnpinkt i'th heele:And Gabriel's pumps were all unpinked i'th' heel.unpinked (adj.)

old form: vnpinkt
unadorned, lacking ornamentation
TS IV.i.119
There was no Linke to colour Peters hat,There was no link to colour Peter's hat,link (n.)

old form: Linke
blacking [from a burnt torch]
TS IV.i.120
colour (v.)
dye, stain a new colour
And Walters dagger was not come from sheathing:And Walter's dagger was not come from sheathing.sheathing (n.)
being fitted with a sheath
TS IV.i.121
There were none fine, but Adam, Rafe, and Gregory,There were none fine but Adam, Rafe, and Gregory –  TS IV.i.122
The rest were ragged, old, and beggerly,The rest were ragged, old, and beggarly. TS IV.i.123
Yet as they are, heere are they come to meete you.Yet, as they are, here are they come to meet you. TS IV.i.124
Go rascals, go, and fetch my supper in. Go, rascals, go and fetch my supper in. TS IV.i.125
Ex. Ser.Exeunt Servingmen TS IV.i.125
He sings TS IV.i.126
Where is the life that late I led?Where is the life that late I led? TS IV.i.126
Where are those? Where are those –  TS IV.i.127
Sit downe Kate, / And welcome. Soud, soud, soud, soud.Sit down, Kate, and welcome. Food, food, food, food! TS IV.i.128
Enter seruants with supper.Enter Servants with supper TS IV.i.129
Why when I say? Nay good sweete Kate be merrie.Why, when, I say? Nay, good sweet Kate, be merry. TS IV.i.129
Off with my boots, you rogues: you villaines, when?Off with my boots, you rogues! You villains, when? TS IV.i.130
He sings TS IV.i.131
It was the Friar of Orders gray,It was the friar of orders grey, TS IV.i.131
As he forth walked on his way.As he forth walked on his way –  TS IV.i.132
Out you rogue, you plucke my foote awrie,Out, you rogue! You pluck my foot awry.pluck (v.)

old form: plucke
tug, yank, pull sharply
TS IV.i.133
He strikes the Servant TS IV.i.134.1
Take that, and mend the plucking of the other.Take that, and mend the plucking off the other.plucking (n.)
pulling off, removal
TS IV.i.134
mend (v.)
amend, improve, make better, put right
Be merrie Kate: Some water heere: what hoa.Be merry, Kate. Some water here. What ho! TS IV.i.135
Enter one with water.Enter one with water TS IV.i.136.1
Where's my Spaniel Troilus? Sirra, get you hence,Where's my spaniel Troilus? Sirrah, get you hence,sirrah (n.)
sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
TS IV.i.136
And bid my cozen Ferdinand come hither:And bid my cousin Ferdinand come hither. TS IV.i.137
Exit another Servingman TS IV.i.137
One Kate that you must kisse, and be acquainted with.One, Kate, that you must kiss and be acquainted with. TS IV.i.138
Where are my Slippers? Shall I haue some water?Where are my slippers? Shall I have some water? TS IV.i.139
Come Kate and wash, & welcome heartily:Come, Kate, and wash, and welcome heartily. TS IV.i.140
He knocks the basin out of the Servant's hands TS IV.i.141.1
you horson villaine, will you let it fall?You whoreson villain, will you let it fall?whoreson (adj.)

old form: horson
[abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
TS IV.i.141
He strikes the Servant TS IV.i.142
Patience I pray you, 'twas a fault vnwilling.Patience, I pray you, 'twas a fault unwilling. TS IV.i.142
A horson beetle-headed flap-ear'd knaue:A whoreson, beetle-headed, flap-eared knave!knave (n.)

old form: knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
TS IV.i.143
flap-eared (adj.)

old form: flap-ear'd
with long hanging ears
beetle-headed (adj.)
thick-headed, doltish
Come Kate sit downe, I know you haue a stomacke,Come, Kate, sit down, I know you have a stomach.stomach (n.)

old form: stomacke
appetite, desire [for food]
TS IV.i.144
Will you giue thankes, sweete Kate, or else shall I?Will you give thanks, sweet Kate, or else shall I?give thanks

old form: giue thankes
say grace before meals
TS IV.i.145
What's this, Mutton?What's this? Mutton? TS IV.i.146.1
I.Ay. TS IV.i.146.2
Who brought it?Who brought it? TS IV.i.146.3
Peter. PETER 
I.I. TS IV.i.146.4
'Tis burnt, and so is all the meate:'Tis burnt, and so is all the meat. TS IV.i.147
What dogges are these? Where is the rascall Cooke?What dogs are these! Where is the rascal cook? TS IV.i.148
How durst you villaines bring it from the dresserHow durst you, villains, bring it from the dresserdresser (n.)
serving-table, kitchen table
TS IV.i.149
And serue it thus to me that loue it not?And serve it thus to me that love it not? TS IV.i.150
There, take it to you, trenchers, cups, and all:There, take it to you, trenchers, cups, and all.trencher (n.)
plate, platter, serving dish
TS IV.i.151
He throws the food and dishes at them TS IV.i.152.1
You heedlesse iolt-heads, and vnmanner'd slaues.You heedless joltheads and unmannered slaves!jolthead, jolt-head (n.)

old form: iolt-heads
blockhead, dolt, numskull
TS IV.i.152
unmannered (adj.)

old form: vnmanner'd
ill-mannered, rude, insolent
heedless (adj.)

old form: heedlesse
careless, slack, inattentive
What, do you grumble? Ile be with you straight.What, do you grumble? I'll be with you straight.straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
TS IV.i.153
Exeunt Servants hurriedly TS IV.i.153
I pray you husband be not so disquiet,I pray you, husband, be not so disquiet.disquiet (adj.)
upset, disturbed, troubled
TS IV.i.154
The meate was well, if you were so contented.The meat was well, if you were so contented.contented (adj.)
not disposed to complain, amenable
TS IV.i.155
well (adj.)
fine, all right, satisfactory
I tell thee Kate, 'twas burnt and dried away,I tell thee, Kate, 'twas burnt and dried away, TS IV.i.156
And I expressely am forbid to touch it:And I expressly am forbid to touch it, TS IV.i.157
For it engenders choller, planteth anger,For it engenders choler, planteth anger;choler (n.)

old form: choller
anger, rage, wrath
TS IV.i.158
engender (v.)
produce, develop, generate
And better 'twere that both of vs did fast,And better 'twere that both of us did fast, TS IV.i.159
Since of our selues, our selues are chollericke,Since, of ourselves, ourselves are choleric,choleric (adj.)

old form: chollericke
inclined to anger, hot-tempered, irascible
TS IV.i.160
Then feede it with such ouer-rosted flesh:Than feed it with such overroasted flesh. TS IV.i.161
Be patient, to morrow't shalbe mended,Be patient, tomorrow't shall be mended,mend (v.)
amend, improve, make better, put right
TS IV.i.162
And for this night we'l fast for companie.And for this night we'll fast for company. TS IV.i.163
Come I wil bring thee to thy Bridall chamber. Come, I will bring thee to thy bridal chamber. TS IV.i.164
Exeunt.Exeunt TS IV.i.164
Enter Seruants seuerally.Enter Servants severallyseverally (adv.)

old form: seuerally
separately, individually
TS IV.i.165.1
Peter didst euer see the like.Peter, didst ever see the like?like, the
the same
TS IV.i.165
Peter. PETER 
He kils her in her owne humor.He kills her in her own humour.kill (v.)
put down, outdo, master
TS IV.i.166
humour (n.)

old form: humor
fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
Enter Curtis a Seruant.Enter Curtis TS IV.i.167
Grumio. GRUMIO 
Where is he?Where is he? TS IV.i.167
In her chamber, In her chamber, TS IV.i.168
making a sermon of continencie to her, Making a sermon of continency to her,continency (n.)

old form: continencie
moderation, self-restraint, patience
TS IV.i.169
and railes, and sweares, and rates, that shee (poore soule) And rails, and swears, and rates, that she, poor soul,rate (v.)
berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
TS IV.i.170
rail (v.)

old form: railes
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
knowes not which way to stand, to looke, to speake, Knows not which way to stand, to look, to speak, TS IV.i.171
and sits as one new risen from a dreame. And sits as one new-risen from a dream. TS IV.i.172
Away, away, for he is comming hither.Away, away, for he is coming hither. TS IV.i.173
Exeunt TS IV.i.173
Enter Petruchio.Enter Petruchio TS IV.i.174.1
Thus haue I politickely begun my reigne,Thus have I politicly begun my reign,politicly (adv.)

old form: politickely
in a politic manner, strategically, shrewdly
TS IV.i.174
And 'tis my hope to end successefully:And 'tis my hope to end successfully. TS IV.i.175
My Faulcon now is sharpe, and passing emptie,My falcon now is sharp and passing empty,passing (adv.)
very, exceedingly, extremely
TS IV.i.176
sharp (adj.)

old form: sharpe
[falconry] famished, hungry, starving
And til she stoope, she must not be full gorg'd,And till she stoop she must not be full-gorged,stoop (v.)

old form: stoope
[falconry] swoop, descend swiftly
TS IV.i.177
full-gorged (adj.)

old form: full gorg'd
allowed to eat her fill
For then she neuer lookes vpon her lure.For then she never looks upon her lure.look upon (v.)
take notice of, turn towards
TS IV.i.178
lure (n.)
[falconry] baited apparatus for recalling a hawk
Another way I haue to man my Haggard,Another way I have to man my haggard,man (v.)
[falconry] tame, make tractable
TS IV.i.179
haggard (n.)
[falconry] wild hawk
To make her come, and know her Keepers call:To make her come and know her keeper's call, TS IV.i.180
That is, to watch her, as we watch these Kites,That is, to watch her, as we watch these kiteskite (n.)
bird of prey; thieving bird [of ill omen; also, strong term of abuse]
TS IV.i.181
watch (v.)
[falconry, in taming a hawk] prevent from sleeping, keep awake
That baite, and beate, and will not be obedient:That bate and beat and will not be obedient.beat (v.)

old form: beate
[falconry] beat the wings, flap wildly
TS IV.i.182
bate (v.)

old form: baite
[falconry] beat the wings, flutter
She eate no meate to day, nor none shall eate.She eat no meat today, nor none shall eat. TS IV.i.183
Last night she slept not, nor to night she shall not:Last night she slept not, nor tonight she shall not. TS IV.i.184
As with the meate, some vndeserued faultAs with the meat, some undeserved fault TS IV.i.185
Ile finde about the making of the bed,I'll find about the making of the bed, TS IV.i.186
And heere Ile fling the pillow, there the boulster,And here I'll fling the pillow, there the bolster, TS IV.i.187
This way the Couerlet, another way the sheets:This way the coverlet, another way the sheets. TS IV.i.188
I, and amid this hurlie I intend,Ay, and amid this hurly I intendhurly (n.)

old form: hurlie
commotion, uproar, turmoil
TS IV.i.189
intend (v.)
pretend, convey, purport, profess
That all is done in reuerend care of her,That all is done in reverend care of her.reverend (adj.)

old form: reuerend
revered, worthy, respected
TS IV.i.190
And in conclusion, she shal watch all night,And, in conclusion, she shall watch all night,watch (v.)
stay awake, keep vigil
TS IV.i.191
And if she chance to nod, Ile raile and brawle,And if she chance to nod I'll rail and brawl,rail (v.)

old form: raile
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
TS IV.i.192
brawl (v.)

old form: brawle
quarrel, squabble, contend
And with the clamor keepe her stil awake:And with the clamour keep her still awake.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
TS IV.i.193
This is a way to kil a Wife with kindnesse,This is a way to kill a wife with kindness, TS IV.i.194
And thus Ile curbe her mad and headstrong humor:And thus I'll curb her mad and headstrong humour.humour (n.)

old form: humor
mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
TS IV.i.195
He that knowes better how to tame a shrew,He that knows better how to tame a shrew, TS IV.i.196
Now let him speake, 'tis charity to shew. Now let him speak – 'tis charity to show. TS IV.i.197
ExitExit TS IV.i.197
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