"crying 'Kiss me, Kate!'"
Ada Rehan as Katherina in an 1887 production of 'The Taming of the Shrew'
Public DomainAda Rehan as Katherina in an 1887 production of 'The Taming of the Shrew' - Credit: unknown

Once again, Mr Bliss is indicating his familiarity with the work of William Shakespeare.

This line is taken from Act II, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew. It is said by Petruchio to Katherina, the heroine of the drama, and the shrew of the title:

We will have rings and things and fine array;
And kiss me, Kate, we will be married o' Sunday.

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Kiss me Kate is also the title of a musical, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, which was first performed in 1948. A film version of the musical was released in 1953.

Listen on Spotify to the song Kiss me, Kate from the musical.