Imatges de pÓgina


A son of mine, which long I have not seen.

Pet. What is his name?
Vin. Lucentio, gentle Sir.

Per. Happily met, the happier for thy fon;
And now by law, as well as reverend age,
I may entitle thee my loving father:
The fifter of my wife, this gentlewoman,
Thy fon by this hath married. Wonder not,
Nor be not griev'd, she is of good esteem,
Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth;
Befide, fo qualified, as may beseem
The spouse of any noble gentleman.
Let me embrace with old Vincentio,
And wander we to see thy honest son,
Who'will of thy arrival be full joyous.-

Vin. But is this true, or is it else your pleasure,
Like pleasant travellers, to break a jest
Upon the company you overtake?
Hor. I do assure thee, father, so it is:

Pet. Come, go along, and see the truth hereof:
For our first merriment hath made thee jealous. [Exe.

Hor. Well, Petrůchio, this hath put me in heart,
Have to my widow; and if the be froward,
Then halt thou taught Hortenfio to be untoivard. [Exit.


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Enter Biondello, Lucentio ånd Bianca, Gremio,

walking on one fide. Bion. Oftly and swiftly, Sir, for the priest is ready. Softly

Luc. I Ay, Biondello; but they may chance to need thee at home, therefore leave us.

Bion. Nay, faith, I'll see the church o'your back, (24) and then come back to my master as foon as I can. [Exit.

Gre. I marvel, Cambio comes not all this while.
Enter Petruchio, Catharina, Vincentio and Grumio,

with attendants.
Per. Sir, here's the door, this is Lucentio's house,
My father's bears more towards the market-place;
Thither muft I, and here I leave you, Sir.

Vin. You shall not chuse but drink before you go;'
I think, I shall command your welcome here;
And by all likelihood fome cheer is toward. (Knock.
Gre. They're busy within, you were beft knock louder.

[Pedane looks out of the window, Ped. What's he, that knocks as he would beat down the gate ?

Vir. Is Signior Lucentio within, Sir?
Ped. He's within, Sir, but not to be spoken withal.
Vin. What, if a man bring him a hundred pound or



withal ? (24) And then come back to my mistress as soon as I can.] The editions all agree in this reading; but what mistress was Biondello to come back to ? he must certainly mean; “ Nay, faith, Sir, I muft see you " in the church; and then, for fear I should be wanted, I'll run

back to wait on Tranio, who at present personates you, and whom “ therefore I at present acknowledge for my master.'

two, to make

Ped. Keep your hundred pounds to yourself, he shall need none as long as I

I live. Pet. Nay, I told you, your fon was belov'd 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 lyelt ; his father is come to Padua, and here looking out of the window.

Vin. Art thou his father. ?.
Ped. Ay, Sir, so his mother says, if I may believe her.

Pet. Why, how now, gentleman! why, this is flat knavery to take upon you another man's name,

Ped. Lay hands on the villain. I believe, he means to cozen somebody in this city under my countenance.

Enter Biondello.
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

Vin. Come hither, crack hemp. [Seeing Biondello.
Bian, I hope, I may chufe, Sir,
Vin. Come hither, you rogue; what, have you forgot

Bion. Forgot you? no, Sir: I could not forget you, for I never saw you before in all


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?

[He beats Biondello, Bion. Help, help, help, here's a mad-man will murder me.

Ped. Help, Son; help, Signior Baptista, Pet. Pr’yihee, Kate, let's itand aside, and see the end of this controversy.

[7 bey retire. Enter Pedant with Servants, Baptista and Tranio. Tra. Sir, what are you, that offer to beat my fervant? Vin, What am I, Sir ; nay, what are you, Sir? oh,



immortal gods! oh, fine villain ! a filken doublet, a velvet hose, a scarlet cloak and a copatain hat; Oh, I am undone! I am undone! while I play the good buf band at home, my son and my servants spend all at the univerfity.

Tra. How now, what's the matter?
Bap. What, is this man lunatick?

Tra. Sir, you seem a sober ancient gentleman by your habit, but your words shew a mad-man; why, Sir, what concerns it you, if I wear pearl and gold ? I thank my good father, I am able to maintain it.

Vin. Thy father! oh villain, he is a fail-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 ! oh, he hath murdered his master; lay hold of him, I charge you, in the Duke's name; oh, my son, my son, tell me, thou villain, where is my fon Lucentio?

Tra. Call forth an officer; carry this mad knave to the jail'; father Baptifa, I charge you fee, that he be forthcoming

Vin. Carry me to jail ?
Gre, Stay, officer, he shall not go to prison.

Bap. Talk not, Signior Gremio : I say, he shall go to prison.

Gre. Take heed, Signior Baptifa, left you be conycatch'd in this business; I dare swear, this is the right Vincentio.

Ped. Swear, if thou dar'ft,
Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it.
Tra. Then thou wert best fay, that I am not Lucentio.
Gre. Yes, I know thee to be ior Lucentio.
Bap. Away with the dotard, to the jail with him!


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Enter Lucentio and Bianca. Vin. Thus strangers may be hald and abus'd; oh, . monstrous villain !

Bion. Oh, we are spoild, and yonder he is, deny him, forswear him, or else we are all undone.

[Exeunt Biondello, Tranio and Pedant. milf Luc. Pardon, sweet father.

Vin. Lives my fweet fon?
Bian. Pardon, dear father.
Bap. How haft thou offended? where is Lucentio ?

Luc. Here's Lucentio, right son to the right Vincentio,
That have by marriage made thy daughter mine:
While counterfeit fuppofers bleer'd thine eyne.

Gre. Here's packing with a witness to deceive us all.

Vin. Where is that damnd villain Tranio,
That fac'd and brav'd me in this matter fo?

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 late with Tranio,
While he did bear my countenance in the town :

And happily I have arriv'd at lat
¿Unto the wished haven of my bliss ;

What Tranio did, myself enforc'd him to;
Then pardon him, swect father, for my fake.
of Vini i'll fit the villain's nose, that would have sent
me to the jail.

Bap. But do you hear, Sir, have you married my daughter without asking my good will?

Vin. Fear not, 'Baptista, we will content you, go to:
But I will in, to be reveng'd on this villain. [Exit.

Bap. And I to found the depth of this knavery. Exit.
Luč. Look not pale, Bianca, thy father will not frown.

[Exeunt. Gre. My cake is dough, but I'll in among the rest, Out of hope of all, but my share of the feast. [Exit,

[Petruchio and Catharina, advancing. Cath. Husband, let's follow, to see the end of this ado. Pet. First kiss me, Kate, and we will.


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