Another random opening of my Relationship Devotional this morning by Abigail Wilentz…
by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Kate spares no insult in letting Petruchio know her lack of interest, but he takes her for his wife regardless. It’s an exhausting road for both, but he wears her down, and by the end of the play, Kate has changed her tune.
Act 2,Scene 1
PETRUCHIO. Enter KATHARINA
Good morrow, Kate; for that’s your name, I hear.
Well have you heard, but something hard of hearing:
They call me Katharina that do talk of me.
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 the mildness praised in every town,
Thy virtues spoke of, and thy beauty sounded,
Yet not so deeply as to thee belongs,
Myself am moved to woo thee for my wife.
Moved! in good time: let him hat moved you hither
Remove your hence: I knew you at the first
You were a moveable.
Flattery will always get you far… especially honest flattery. 🙂