What Meme Through Yonder Window Breaks…?

It is passed to me by the fair (and much healthier) Mitchy ! That on seeing Shakespeare herein quoted, thou shoulds’t go forth and do likewise. Thus herewith I give thee Petruchio and Kate from The Taming of the Shrew:

PETRUCHIO. Good morrow, Kate- for that’s your name, I hear.
KATHERINA. Well have you heard, but something hard of hearing:
They call me Katherine that do talk of me.
PETRUCHIO. You lie, in faith, for you are call’d plain Kate,
And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst;
But, Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom,
Kate of Kate Hall, my super-dainty Kate,
For dainties are all Kates, and therefore, Kate,
Take this of me, Kate of my consolation-
Hearing thy mildness prais’d in every town,
Thy virtues spoke of, and thy beauty sounded,
Yet not so deeply as to thee belongs,
Myself am mov’d to woo thee for my wife.
KATHERINA. Mov’d! in good time! Let him that mov’d you hither
Remove you hence. I knew you at the first
You were a moveable.
PETRUCHIO. Why, what’s a moveable?
KATHERINA. A join’d-stool.
PETRUCHIO. Thou hast hit it. Come, sit on me.
KATHERINA. Asses are made to bear, and so are you.
PETRUCHIO. Women are made to bear, and so are you.
KATHERINA. No such jade as you, if me you mean.
PETRUCHIO. Alas, good Kate, I will not burden thee!
For, knowing thee to be but young and light-
KATHERINA. Too light for such a swain as you to catch;
And yet as heavy as my weight should be.
PETRUCHIO. Should be! should- buzz!
KATHERINA. Well ta’en, and like a buzzard.
PETRUCHIO. O, slow-wing’d turtle, shall a buzzard take thee?
KATHERINA. Ay, for a turtle, as he takes a buzzard.
PETRUCHIO. Come, come, you wasp; i’ faith, you are too angry.
KATHERINA. If I be waspish, best beware my sting.
PETRUCHIO. My remedy is then to pluck it out.
KATHERINA. Ay, if the fool could find it where it lies.
PETRUCHIO. Who knows not where a wasp does wear his sting?
In his tail.
KATHERINA. In his tongue.
PETRUCHIO. Whose tongue?
KATHERINA. Yours, if you talk of tales; and so farewell.
PETRUCHIO. What, with my tongue in your tail? Nay, come again,
Good Kate; I am a gentleman.

Taming of the Shrew Act II Scene 1


About Kat Richardson

Writer, editor, eccentric pain in the tail, bestselling author of the Greywalker novels.
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4 Responses to What Meme Through Yonder Window Breaks…?

  1. Adele says:

    there’s a review of wolfsbane & mistletoe at http://www.scifiguy.ca/
    Sci fi guy rates yours as his fave story in the selection, thought you might like to know. 🙂

  2. Really? Wow! Thanks!

  3. Sandy says:

    Thanks for the tip about the review, what a great one. I have just read your story Kat! Yowsa!!! It was so clever and so smooth, I loved it!!! Also thanks for being part of such a talented group of authors. I confess that I had not previously read ANY of them, but have become a FAN of many of them through reading these. What a great book. Thanks to all of you.

  4. It’s a great way to get some new authors for your TBR pile. hehehe…

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