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Ped. Keep your hundred pounds to yourself; he shall need none, so long as I live.
Pet. Nay, I told you, your son was beloved in Padua.-Do you hear, sir?-to leave frivolous circumstances, I pray you, tell signior Lucentio, that his father is come from Pisa, and is here at the door to speak with him.
Ped. Thou liest; his father is come from Pisa, and here looking out at the window.
Vin. Art thou his father?
Ped. Ay, sir; so his mother says, if I may believe her.
Pet. Why, how now, gentleman! [To Vincen.] why, this is flat knavery, to take upon you another
Ped. Lay hands on the villain; I believe 'a means to cozen somebody in this city under my counte
Bion. I have seen them in the church together; God send 'em good shipping!-But who is here? mine old master, Vincentio? now we are undone, and brought to nothing.
Vin. Come hither, crack-hemp.
[Seeing Biondello. Bion. I hope, I may choose, sir. Vin. Come hither, you rogue; What, have you forgot me ?
Bion. Forgot you? no, sir: I could not forget you, for I never saw you before in all my life.
Vin. What, you notorious villain, didst thou never see thy master's father, Vincentio ?
Bion. What, my old, worshipful old master? yes, marry, sir; see where he looks out of the window.
Vin. Is't so, indeed?
[Beats Biondello. Bion. Help, help, help! here's a madman will murder me.
Ped. Help, son! help, signior Baptista!
[Exit from the window. Pet. Pry'thee, Kate, let's stand aside, and see the
end of this controversy.
They retire. Re-enter Pedant below; Baptista, Tranio, and ser
Tra. Sir, what are you that offer to beat my servant?
Vin. What am I, sir? nay, what are you, sir?— O immortal gods! O fine villain! A silken doublet! a velvet hose! a scarlet cloak! and a copatain hat* ! -O, I am undone! I am undone! while I play the good husband at home, my son and my servant spend all at the university.
Tra. How now! what's the matter?
Tra. Sir, you seem a sober ancient gentleman by your habit, but your words show you a madman: Why, sir, what concerns it you, if I wear pearl and gold? I thank my good father, I am able to main
Vin. Thy father? O, villain! he is a sail-maker in Bergamo.
Bap. You mistake, sir; you mistake, sir: Pray, what do you think is his name?
Vin. His name? as if I knew not his name! I have brought him up ever since he was three years old, and his name is-Tranio.
Ped. Away, away, mad ass! his name is Lucentio!-and he is mine only son, and heir to the lands of me, signior Vincentio.
Vin. Lucentio! O, he hath murdered his master! -Lay hold on him, I charge you, in the duke's name:-0, my son, my son !-tell me, thou villain, where is my son Lucentio?
Tra. Call forth an officer: [Enter one with an officer.] carry this mad knave to the gaol :-Father Baptista, I charge you see, that he be forthcoming.
A hat with a conical crown.
Vin. Carry me to the gaol!
Gre. Stay, officer; he shall not go to prison.
Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be coney-catched * in this business; I dare swear this is the right Vincentio.
Ped. Swear, if thou darest.
Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it.
Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not Lucentio.
Gre. Yes, I know thee to be signior Lucentio, Bap. Away with the dotard; to the gaol with him.
Vin. Thus strangers may be haled and abused:O monstrous villain!
Re-enter Biondello, with Lucentio, and Bianca. Bion. O, we are spoiled, and-Yonder he is; deny him, forswear him, or else we are all undone. Luc. Pardon, sweet father. [Kneeling. Vin.
Lives my sweetest son? [Biondello, Tranio, and Pedant run out.
Bian. Pardon, dear father.
Where is Lucentio ?
How hast thou offended?
Right son unto the right Vincentio ;
That have by marriage made thy daughter mine, While counterfeit supposes blear'd thine eyne †. Gre. Here's packing ‡, with a witness, to deceive us all!
Vin. Where is that damned villain, Tranio, That fac'd and brav'd me in this matter so ? Bap. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio? Bian. Cambio is chang'd into Lucentio.
Luc. Love wrought these miracles. Bianca's love Made me exchange my state with Tranio,
While he did bear my countenance in the town;
Unto the wished haven of my bliss:-
Vin. I'll slit the villain's nose, that would have sent me to the gaol.
Bap. But do you hear, sir? [To Lucentio.] Have you married my daughter without asking my goodwill?
Vin. Fear not, Baptista; we will content you, go to: But I will in, to be revenged for this villainy.
Bap. And I, to sound the depth of this knavery.
Luc. Look not pale, Bianca; thy father will not [Exeunt Luc. and Bian. Gre. My cake is dough*: But I'll in among the
Out of hope of all,-but my share of the feast.
Petruchio and Katharina advance.
Kath. Husband, let's follow, to see the end of this ado.
Pet. First kiss me, Kate, and we will.
Kath. No, sir; God forbid; but ashamed to kiss. Pet. Why, then let's home again :-Come, sirrah, let's away.
Kath. Nay, I will give thee a kiss: now pray thee, love, stay.
Pet. Is not this well?-Come, my sweet Kate; Better once than never, for never too late.
* A proverbial expression, repeated after a disappointment.
A room in Lucentio's house.
A banquet set out. Enter Baptista, Vincentio, Gremio, the Pedant, Lucentio, Bianca, Petruchio, Katharina, Hortensio, and Widow. Tranio, Biondello, Grumio, and others, attending.
Luc. At last, though long, our jarring notes agree:
And time it is, when raging war is done,
[They sit at table.
Pet. Now, for my life, Hortensio fears + his widow.
Wid. Then never trust me if I be afeard.
Pet. You are sensible, and yet you miss my sense;
I mean, Hortensio is afeard of you.
Wid. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns round.
Pet. Roundly replied.
Mistress, how mean you that?
* A banquet was a refection consisting of fruit, cakes, &c.