Speeches (Lines) for Tailor
in "Taming of the Shrew"

Total: 12

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1

IV,3,2058

Hortensio. [Aside] I see she's like to have neither cap nor gown.

Tailor. You bid me make it orderly and well,
According to the fashion and the time.


2

IV,3,2069

Petruchio. Why, true; he means to make a puppet of thee.

Tailor. She says your worship means to make a puppet of her.


3

IV,3,2079

Petruchio. O monstrous arrogance! Thou liest, thou thread, thou
thimble,
Thou yard, three-quarters, half-yard, quarter, nail,
Thou flea, thou nit, thou winter-cricket thou-
Brav'd in mine own house with a skein of thread!
Away, thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant;
Or I shall so bemete thee with thy yard
As thou shalt think on prating whilst thou liv'st!
I tell thee, I, that thou hast marr'd her gown.

Tailor. Your worship is deceiv'd; the gown is made
Just as my master had direction.
Grumio gave order how it should be done.


4

IV,3,2083

Grumio. I gave him no order; I gave him the stuff.

Tailor. But how did you desire it should be made?


5

IV,3,2085

Grumio. Marry, sir, with needle and thread.

Tailor. But did you not request to have it cut?


6

IV,3,2087

Grumio. Thou hast fac'd many things.

Tailor. I have.


7

IV,3,2092

Grumio. Face not me. Thou hast brav'd many men; brave not me. I
will neither be fac'd nor brav'd. I say unto thee, I bid thy
master cut out the gown; but I did not bid him cut it to pieces.
Ergo, thou liest.

Tailor. Why, here is the note of the fashion to testify.


8

IV,3,2095

Grumio. The note lies in's throat, if he say I said so.

Tailor. [Reads] 'Imprimis, a loose-bodied gown'-


9

IV,3,2100

Petruchio. Proceed.

Tailor. [Reads] 'With a small compass'd cape'-


10

IV,3,2102

Grumio. I confess the cape.

Tailor. [Reads] 'With a trunk sleeve'-


11

IV,3,2104

Grumio. I confess two sleeves.

Tailor. [Reads] 'The sleeves curiously cut.'


12

IV,3,2109

Grumio. Error i' th' bill, sir; error i' th' bill! I commanded the
sleeves should be cut out, and sew'd up again; and that I'll
prove upon thee, though thy little finger be armed in a thimble.

Tailor. This is true that I say; an I had thee in place where, thou
shouldst know it.


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