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The Taming of the Shrew
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  • Then tell me, if I get your daughter’s love,
    What dowry shall I have with her to wife?
  • I cannot tell; but I had as lief take her dowry with this condition: to be whipp’d at the high cross every morning.
  • Here is a gentleman whom by chance I met, Upon agreement from us to his liking, Will undertake to woo curst Katherine; Yea, and to marry her, if her dowry please.
  • And, for that dowry, I’ll assure her of Her widowhood, be it that she survive me, In all my lands and leases whatsoever.
  • Marry, so I mean, sweet Katherine, in thy bed; And therefore, setting all this chat aside, Thus in plain terms: your father hath consented That you shall be my wife your dowry ’greed on; And will you, nill you, I will marry you.
  • The wager thou hast won; and I will add Unto their losses twenty thousand crowns; Another dowry to another daughter, For she is chang’d, as she had never been.
  • Wonder not, Nor be not griev’d: she is of good esteem, Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth; Beside, so qualified as may beseem The spouse of any noble gentleman.

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  • In India, there are now laws against the tradition of dowry.
  • If I were to marry again tomorrow, I wouldn’t give up one friend. I’d take them all with me as a sort of dowry and tell my new husband that he was getting a rich wife.
    Merle Shain

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