• Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHERINE, HORTENSIO and Servants

    PETRUCHIO

    Come on, i' God’s name, once more toward our father’s.
    Good Lord, how bright and goodly shines the moon!

    KATHERINE

    The moon? The sun! It is not moonlight now.

    PETRUCHIO

    I say it is the moon that shines so bright.

    KATHERINE

    5I know it is the sun that shines so bright.

    PETRUCHIO

    Now, by my mother’s son, and that’s myself,
    It shall be moon, or star, or what I list,
    Or e'er I journey to your father’s house.
    (to servants) Go on, and fetch our horses back again.—
    10Evermore crossed and crossed, nothing but crossed!

    HORTENSIO

    (to KATHERINE) Say as he says, or we shall never go.

    KATHERINE

    Forward, I pray, since we have come so far,
    And be it moon, or sun, or what you please.
    An if you please to call it a rush candle,
    15Henceforth I vow it shall be so for me.

    PETRUCHIO

    I say it is the moon.

    KATHERINE

    I know it is the moon.

    PETRUCHIO

    Nay, then you lie. It is the blessèd sun.
  • PETRUCHIO, KATHERINE and HORTENSIO enter, accompanied by servants.

    PETRUCHIO

    Come, let’s continue on toward your father’s house. Good Lord, how bright and splendid is the moon tonight!

    KATHERINE

    The moon? You mean the sun! It is not nighttime now.

    PETRUCHIO

    I say it’s the moon that shines so bright.

    KATHERINE

    I know it’s the sun that shines so bright.

    PETRUCHIO

    Now, by my mother’s son, and that’s me, it will be moon or star or whatever I want before I’ll travel to your father’s house. (to servants) Go return our horses.— Constantly contradicted and contradicted, and nothing but contradicted!

    HORTENSIO

    (to KATHERINE) Say what he wants or we’ll never go.

    KATHERINE

    Since we’ve come this far, please—let’s continue on. And whatever it is—moon or sun or anything you like—if you want to call it a tea candle, that’s what it is as far as I’m concerned. From now on, I promise.

    PETRUCHIO

    I say it’s the moon.

    KATHERINE

    I know it’s the moon.

    PETRUCHIO

    Well, you’re a liar, then. It’s the blessed sun.