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A son of mine, which long I have not seen.
Pet. What is his name?
Per. Happily met, the happier for thy fon;
Vin. But is this true, or is it else your pleasure,
Pet. Come, go along, and see the truth hereof:
Hor. Well, Petrůchio, this hath put me in heart,
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.
Vin. You shall not chuse but drink before you go;'
[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?
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. ?.
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.
Vin. Come hither, crack hemp. [Seeing Biondello.
Bion. Forgot you? no, Sir: I could not forget you, for I never saw you before in all
Bion. What, my old worshipful old master! yes marry,
[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?
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 ?
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,
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.
Luc. Here's Lucentio, right son to the right Vincentio,
Gre. Here's packing with a witness to deceive us all.
Vin. Where is that damnd villain Tranio,
Bap. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio ?
Luc. Love wrought these miracles. Bianca's love
And happily I have arriv'd at lat
What Tranio did, myself enforc'd him to;
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:
Bap. And I to found the depth of this knavery. Exit.
[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.