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

Total: 8
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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 V / 2
  • Then never trust me if I be afeard.
  • Then never trust me if I be afeard.
  • Petruchio. Now, for my life, Hortensio fears his widow.

    Widow. Then never trust me if I be afeard.

2 V / 2
  • He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.
  • He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.
  • 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
  • Thus I conceive by him.
  • Thus I conceive by him.
  • Katherina. Mistress, how mean you that?

    Widow. Thus I conceive by him.

4 V / 2
  • Your husband, being troubled with a shrew,
    Measures my husband's sorrow by h...
  • Your husband, being troubled with a shrew,
    Measures my husband's sorrow by his woe;
    And now you know my meaning.
  • 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
  • Right, I mean you.
  • Right, I mean you.
  • Katherina. A very mean meaning.

    Widow. Right, I mean you.

6 V / 2
  • Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh
    Till I be brought to such a silly pa...
  • Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh
    Till I be brought to such a silly pass!
  • Petruchio. Nay, I will win my wager better yet,
    And show more sign of her obedience,
    Her new-built virtue and obedience.
    [Re-enter KATHERINA with BIANCA and WIDOW]
    See where she comes, and brings your froward wives
    As prisoners to her womanly persuasion.
    Katherine, that cap of yours becomes you not:
    Off with that bauble, throw it underfoot.

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

7 V / 2
  • Come, come, you're mocking; we will have no telling.
  • Come, come, you're mocking; we will have no telling.
  • 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
  • She shall not.
  • She shall not.
  • Petruchio. Come on, I say; and first begin with her.

    Widow. She shall not.

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