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

Total: 70

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Speech text

1

I,1,355

Mates, maid! How mean you that? No mates for you,
Unless you were of gentler, milder mould.

2

I,1,362

From all such devils, good Lord deliver us!

3

I,1,381

Signior Baptista, will you be so strange?
Sorry am I that our good will effects...

4

I,1,409

So Will I, Signior Gremio; but a word, I pray. Though
the nature of our quarrel yet never brook'd parle, know now, upon...

5

I,1,415

Marry, sir, to get a husband for her sister.

6

I,1,417

I say a husband.

7

I,1,420

Tush, Gremio! Though it pass your patience and mine to
endure her loud alarums, why, man, there be good fellows in the...

8

I,1,426

Faith, as you say, there's small choice in rotten
apples. But, come; since this bar in law makes us friends, it...

9

I,2,573

How now! what's the matter? My old friend Grumio and my
good friend Petruchio! How do you all at Verona?

10

I,2,577

Alla nostra casa ben venuto,
Molto honorato signor mio Petruchio....

11

I,2,594

Petruchio, patience; I am Grumio's pledge;
Why, this's a heavy chance 'twixt him and you,...

12

I,2,608

Petruchio, shall I then come roundly to thee
And wish thee to a shrewd ill-favour'd wife?...

13

I,2,631

Petruchio, since we are stepp'd thus far in,
I will continue that I broach'd in jest....

14

I,2,645

Her father is Baptista Minola,
An affable and courteous gentleman;...

15

I,2,663

Tarry, Petruchio, I must go with thee,
For in Baptista's keep my treasure is....

16

I,2,677

Now shall my friend Petruchio do me grace,
And offer me disguis'd in sober robes...

17

I,2,688

Peace, Grumio! It is the rival of my love. Petruchio,
stand by awhile.

18

I,2,710

Grumio, mum! [Coming forward]
God save you, Signior Gremio!

19

I,2,720

'Tis well; and I have met a gentleman
Hath promis'd me to help me to another,...

20

I,2,727

Gremio, 'tis now no time to vent our love.
Listen to me, and if you speak me fair...

21

I,2,765

I promis'd we would be contributors
And bear his charge of wooing, whatsoe'er.

22

I,2,780

Sir, a word ere you go.
Are you a suitor to the maid you talk of, yea or no?

23

I,2,790

That she's the chosen of Signior Hortensio.

24

I,2,804

Sir, let me be so bold as ask you,
Did you yet ever see Baptista's daughter?

25

I,2,824

Sir, you say well, and well you do conceive;
And since you do profess to be a suitor,...

26

I,2,834

The motion's good indeed, and be it so.
Petruchio, I shall be your ben venuto. Exeunt

27

II,1,987

For fear, I promise you, if I look pale.

28

II,1,989

I think she'll sooner prove a soldier:
Iron may hold with her, but never lutes.

29

II,1,992

Why, no; for she hath broke the lute to me.
I did but tell her she mistook her frets,...

30

III,1,1271

But, wrangling pedant, this is
The patroness of heavenly harmony....

31

III,1,1282

Sirrah, I will not bear these braves of thine.

32

III,1,1291

You'll leave his lecture when I am in tune?

33

III,1,1303

Madam, my instrument's in tune.

34

III,1,1310

Madam, 'tis now in tune.

35

III,1,1312

The bass is right; 'tis the base knave that jars.
[Aside] How fiery and forward our pedant is!...

36

III,1,1324

[To LUCENTIO] You may go walk and give me leave
awhile;...

37

III,1,1330

Madam, before you touch the instrument
To learn the order of my fingering,...

38

III,1,1338

Yet read the gamut of Hortensio.

39

III,1,1357

But I have cause to pry into this pedant;
Methinks he looks as though he were in love....

40

IV,2,1827

Sir, to satisfy you in what I have said,
Stand by and mark the manner of his teaching.

41

IV,2,1837

Quick proceeders, marry! Now tell me, I pray,
You that durst swear that your Mistress Bianca...

42

IV,2,1842

Mistake no more; I am not Licio.
Nor a musician as I seem to be;...

43

IV,2,1853

See, how they kiss and court! Signior Lucentio,
Here is my hand, and here I firmly vow...

44

IV,2,1861

Would all the world but he had quite forsworn!
For me, that I may surely keep mine oath,...

45

IV,3,1995

Mistress, what cheer?

46

IV,3,2008

Signior Petruchio, fie! you are to blame.
Come, Mistress Kate, I'll bear you company.

47

IV,3,2036

[Aside] That will not be in haste.

48

IV,3,2057

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

49

IV,3,2113

God-a-mercy, Grumio! Then he shall have no odds.

50

IV,3,2125

Tailor, I'll pay thee for thy gown to-morrow;
Take no unkindness of his hasty words....

51

IV,3,2155

Why, so this gallant will command the sun.

52

IV,5,2277

Say as he says, or we shall never go.

53

IV,5,2290

Petruchio, go thy ways, the field is won.

54

IV,5,2303

'A will make the man mad, to make a woman of him.

55

IV,5,2342

I do assure thee, father, so it is.

56

IV,5,2346

Well, Petruchio, this has put me in heart.
Have to my widow; and if she be froward,...

57

V,2,2503

For both our sakes I would that word were true.

58

V,2,2513

My widow says thus she conceives her tale.

59

V,2,2524

To her, widow!

60

V,2,2526

That's my office.

61

V,2,2551

Confess, confess; hath he not hit you here?

62

V,2,2562

Content. What's the wager?

63

V,2,2568

Content.

64

V,2,2570

Who shall begin?

65

V,2,2585

Sirrah Biondello, go and entreat my wife
To come to me forthwith. Exit BIONDELLO

66

V,2,2589

I am afraid, sir,
Do what you can, yours will not be entreated....

67

V,2,2599

I know her answer.

68

V,2,2601

She will not.

69

V,2,2613

And so it is. I wonder what it bodes.

70

V,2,2697

Now go thy ways; thou hast tam'd a curst shrow.

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