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

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 IV / 3
  • You bid me make it orderly and well,
    According to the fashion and the time.
  • You bid me make it orderly and well,
    According to the fashion and the time.
  • 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
  • She says your worship means to make a puppet of her.
  • She says your worship means to make a puppet of her.
  • 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
  • Your worship is deceiv'd; the gown is made
    Just as my master had direction....
  • Your worship is deceiv'd; the gown is made
    Just as my master had direction.
    Grumio gave order how it should be done.
  • 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
  • But how did you desire it should be made?
  • But how did you desire it should be made?
  • Grumio. I gave him no order; I gave him the stuff.

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

5 IV / 3
  • But did you not request to have it cut?
  • But did you not request to have it cut?
  • Grumio. Marry, sir, with needle and thread.

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

6 IV / 3
  • I have.
  • I have.
  • Grumio. Thou hast fac'd many things.

    Tailor. I have.

7 IV / 3
  • Why, here is the note of the fashion to testify.
  • Why, here is the note of the fashion to testify.
  • 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
  • [Reads] 'Imprimis, a loose-bodied gown'-
  • [Reads] 'Imprimis, a loose-bodied gown'-
  • Grumio. The note lies in's throat, if he say I said so.

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

9 IV / 3
  • [Reads] 'With a small compass'd cape'-
  • [Reads] 'With a small compass'd cape'-
  • Petruchio. Proceed.

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

10 IV / 3
  • [Reads] 'With a trunk sleeve'-
  • [Reads] 'With a trunk sleeve'-
  • Grumio. I confess the cape.

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

11 IV / 3
  • [Reads] 'The sleeves curiously cut.'
  • [Reads] 'The sleeves curiously cut.'
  • Grumio. I confess two sleeves.

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

12 IV / 3
  • This is true that I say; an I had thee in place where, thou
    shouldst know it...
  • This is true that I say; an I had thee in place where, thou
    shouldst know it.
  • 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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