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Which way thou travelleft; if along with us,
We shall be joyful of thy company.

Vin. Fair Sir, and you my merry Mistress,
That with your strange encounter much amaz'd me;
My name is call'd Vincentio, my dwelling Pisa;
And bound I am to Padua, there to visit
A son of mine, which long I have not seen.

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

Pet. Happily met, the happier for thy fon;
And now by law, as well as reverend age,
I may entitle thee my loving Father :
The Sister of my Wife, this Gentlewoman,
Thy Son by this hath married. Wonder not,
Nor be not griev'd, she is of good esteem,
Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth;
Beside, 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.

[Exeunt Pet. Cath, and Vin.
Hor. Well, Petruchio, this hath put me in heart,
Have to my widow, and if the be froward,
Then halt thou caught Hortensio to be untoward.


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Before Lucentio's House.
Enter Biondello, Lucentio and Bianca, Gremio

walking on one side.

BIONDELLO. 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

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

with Attendants. Pet. Sir, here's the door, this is Lucentio's houses My Father's bears more towards the Market-place; Thither must 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. [Knocks.

Gre. They're busie within, you were best knock louder.

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

Vin. 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 two, to make merry withal?

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

Pet. Nay, I told you, your Son was belov'd in Padua. Do you hear, Sir? to leave frivolous circum

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stances, I pray you, tell Signior Lucentio that his Father is come from Pifa, and is here at the door to speak with him.

Ped. Thou liest; his Father is come to Padua, and here looking out of the window.

Vin. Art thou his Father?

Ped. Ay, Sir, fo his Mother says, if I may believe her.

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

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

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Enter Biondello.
Bion. I have seen them in the Church together. God
fend 'em good shipping! but who is here! mine old
Master Vincentio ? now we are undone, and brought
to nothing.

Vin. Come hither, crackhemp. (Seeing Biondello.
Bion. I hope, I may chuse, 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?

[He beats Biondello. Bion. Help, help, help, here's a madman will murther me.

Ped. Help, Son; help, Signior Baptista.

Pet. Prythee, Kate, let's stand aside, and see the end of this controversie.

[They retire,


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Enter Pedant with Servants, Baptista and Tranio. Tra. Sir, what are you, that offer to beat my

servant? Vin. What am I, Sir ; nay what are you, Sir ? oh, immortal Gods! oh, fine villain! a silken doublet, a velvet hose, a scarlet cloak and a 'copatain hat: oh, I am undone! I am undone! while I play the good husband at home, my son and my servants spend all at the University.

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 afs! his name is Lucentio: and he is mine only fon, and heir to the lands of me Signior Vincentio.

Vin. Lucentio! oh, he hath murthered 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 Baptista, I charge you, see, that he be forth-coming

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. ! -copped or pointed.


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Gre. Take heed, Signior Baptifta, left you
catch'd in this business; I dare swear, this is the right

Ped. Swear, if thou dar'ft.
Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it.
Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not Live

centio ?
Gre. Yes, I know thee to be Signior Lucentio.
Bap. Away with the dotard, to the jail with him!

Enter Lucentio and Bianca. Vin. Thus strangers may be hald and abusod; 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.

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Luc. Pardon, sweet Father.

Vin. Lives my sweet fon?
Bian. Pardon, dear Father.
Bap. How hast thou offended? where is Lucentio?
Luc. Here's Lucentio, right Son to the right Vin-

That have by marriage made thy Daughter mine:
While counterfeit supposers bleer'd thine eyne.

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

Vin. Where is that damn'd 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:
And happily I have arriv'd at last
Unto the wished haven of my bliss;


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