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

Total: 8

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

V,2,2505

Petruchio. Now, for my life, Hortensio fears his widow.

Widow. Then never trust me if I be afeard.


2

V,2,2508

Petruchio. YOU are very sensible, and yet you miss my sense:
I mean Hortensio is afeard of you.

Widow. He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.


3

V,2,2511

Katherina. Mistress, how mean you that?

Widow. Thus I conceive by him.


4

V,2,2517

Katherina. 'He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.'
I pray you tell me what you meant by that.

Widow. Your husband, being troubled with a shrew,
Measures my husband's sorrow by his woe;
And now you know my meaning.


5

V,2,2521

Katherina. A very mean meaning.

Widow. Right, I mean you.


6

V,2,2631

(stage directions). [KATHERINA complies]

Widow. Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh
Till I be brought to such a silly pass!


7

V,2,2640

Petruchio. Katherine, I charge thee, tell these headstrong women
What duty they do owe their lords and husbands.

Widow. Come, come, you're mocking; we will have no telling.


8

V,2,2642

Petruchio. Come on, I say; and first begin with her.

Widow. She shall not.


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