The Taming of the Shrew. Act 4, Scene 3. Katherina
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2. The more my wrong, the more his spite appears:
3. What, did he marry me to famish me?
4. Beggars, that come unto my father’s door,
5. Upon entreaty have a present aims;
6. If not, elsewhere they meet with charity:
7. But I, who never knew how to entreat,
8. Nor never needed that I should entreat,
9. Am starved for meat, giddy for lack of sleep,
10. With oath kept waking and with brawling fed:
11. And that which spites me more than all these wants,
12. He does it under name of perfect love;
13. As who should say, if I should sleep or eat,
14. ‘Twere deadly sickness or else present death.
15. I prithee go and get me some repast;
16. I care not what, so it be wholesome food.