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Pet. Come, go along, and see the truth hereof; For our first merriment hath made thee jealous.
[Exeunt Pet., KATH., and Vin. Hor. Well, Petruchio, this hath put me in heart. Have to my widow; and if she be froward, Then hast thou taught Hortensio to be untoward. [Exit.
SCENE I. Padua. Before Lucentio's House.
Enter on one side BIONDELLO, LUCENTIO, and BIANCA;
GREMIO walking on the other side. Bion. Softly and swiftly, sir; for the priest is ready.
Luc. I fly, Biondello; but they may chance to need thee at home; therefore leave us.
Bion. Nay, faith, I'll see the church o'your back; and then come back to my master as soon as I can.
[Exeunt Luc., BIAN. and Bion. Gre. I marvel Cambio comes not all this while. Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, VINCENTIO, and Attendants.
Pet. Sir, here's the door; this is Lucentio's house; My father's bears more toward the market-place; Thither must I, and here I leave you, sir.
Vin. You shall not choose, but drink before you go; I think I shall command your welcome here, And, by all likelihood, some cheer is toward. [Knocks. Gre. They're busy within, you were best knock louder.
Enter Pedant above, at a window. Ped. What's he that knocks as he would beat down the gate ?
Vin. Is seignior Lucentio within, sir?
Vin. What if a man bring him a hundred pound or two, to make merry withal ?
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 seignior 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?
Pet. Why, how now, gentleman! [T. VINCENT.] Why this is flat knavery, to take upon you another man's name.
Ped. Lay hands on the villain; I believe 'a means to cozen somebody in this city under my countenance.
Re-enter BIONDELLO. Bion. I have seen them in the church together. God send 'em good shipping !-But who is here ? my 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.
l'in. 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, did'st thou never see thy master's father, Vincentio ?
Bion. What, my old, worshipful old master? Yes, marry, sir; sec 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.
[Exit. Ped. Help, son, help, seignior Baptista!
[Exit, from the window. Pet. Pr'ythee, Kate, let's stand aside, and see the end of this controversy.
[They retire. Re-enter Pedant, below ; BAPTISTA, TRANIO, and Servants.
Tra. Sir, what are you that offer to beat my servant ?
Vin. What am I, sir ? Nay, what are you, sir?-0 immortal gods! O fine villain! A silken doublet! a velvet hose! a scarlet cloak! and a copatain hat!—0, 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 maintain it.
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, seignior 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 jail. Father Baptista, I charge you see that he be forthcoming.
Vin. Carry me to the jail!
Bap. Talk not, seignior Gremio. I say, he shall go to prison.
Gre. Take heed, seignior Baptista, lest you be conycatched in this business: I dare swear, this is the right Vincentio.
Ped. Swear, if thou darest.
Vin. Thus strangers may be haled and abused.-0 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.
Lives my sweet son ? [BIONDELLO, TRANIO, and Pedant run out. Bian. Pardon, dear father.
How hast thou offended? Where is Lucentio ?
Gre. Here's packing, with a witness, to deceive us all!
Vin. Where is that damned villain, Tranio, That faced and braved me in this matter so?
Bap. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio ?
Luc. Love wrought these miracles. Bianca's love
Vin. I'll slit the villain's nose, that would have sent me to the jail.
Bap. But do you hear, sir? [TO LUCENTIO.] 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 revenged for this villany. [Exit.
Bap. And I, to sound the depth of this knavery. ČExit. Luc. Look not pale, Bianca ; thy father will not frown.
[Ěxeunt Luc. and BIAN. 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 KATHARINA advance. Kath. Husband, let's follow, to see the end of this ado. Pet. First, kiss me, Kate, and we will. Kath. What, in the midst of the street ? Pet. What, art thou ashamed of me? 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. [Exeunt.
SCENE II. A Room in Lucentio’s House. A Banquet
set out. Enter BAPTISTA, VINCENTIO, GREMIO, the Pedant, LUCEN
TIO, 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, To smile at 'scapes and perils overblown.My fair Bianca, bid my father welcome,
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Kath. He that me what you troubled wi
While I with self-same kindness welcome thine.-
Pet. Nothing but sit and sit, and eat and eat!
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.
Mistress, how mean you that?
Wid. Your husband, being troubled with a shrew,
Kath. A very mean meaning.
Right, I mean you.
[Drinks to HORTENSIO. Bap. How likes Gremio these quick-witted folks ? Gre. Believe me, sir, they butt together well.
Bian. Head, and butt? A hasty-witted body Would say, your head and butt were head and horn.
Vin. Ay, mistress bride, hath that awakened you? - Bian. Ay, but not frighted me; therefore I'll sleep
again. Pet. Nay, that you shall not; since you have begun, Have at you for a bitter jest or two.
Bian. Am I your bird? I mean to shift my bush,