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Re: Question about Taming of the Shrew
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0846  Wednesday, 20 March 2002

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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Mar 2002 19:33:58 +0100
Subject: 13.0837 Question about Taming of the Shrew
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0837 Question about Taming of the Shrew

> "I will be master of what is mine own:
> She is my goods, my chattels; she is my house,
> My household stuff, my field, my barn,
> My horse, my ox, my ass, my any thing;" TOS III, ii
>
> I seem to remember that this speech of Petruchio is a parody of some
> passage from either the Bible or the Book of Common Prayer.  Can anyone
> give me the quote and the passage that this is parodying?
>
> Joe Conlon,
> Warsaw, IN, USA

"Thou shalt not couet thy neighbours house, nether shalt thou couet thy
neighbours wife, nor his man seruant, nor his maid, nor his oxe, nor his
asse, nether any thing that is thy neighbours" (10th commandment, Geneva
Bible, Exodus 20.17)

(found in: Thomas Ruetschi, ed. The Taming of the Shrew,
Englisch-deutsche Studienausgabe, T

 

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