minstrel: Shakespere Quote
warden_2 at comcast.net
Tue Feb 7 15:25:28 PST 2006
Thought the list would enjoy this quote.
(just call me a rascal fiddler;)
The Taming of the Shrew
What, will my daughter prove a good musician?
I think she'll sooner prove a soldier
Iron may hold with her, but never lutes.
Why, then thou canst not break her to the lute?
Why, no; for she hath broke the lute to me.
I did but tell her she mistook her frets,
And bow'd her hand to teach her fingering;
When, with a most impatient devilish spirit,
'Frets, call you these?' quoth she; 'I'll fume
And, with that word, she struck me on the head,
And through the instrument my pate made way;
And there I stood amazed for a while,
As on a pillory, looking through the lute;
While she did call me rascal fiddler
And twangling Jack; with twenty such vile terms,
As had she studied to misuse me so.
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