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SCENE 1. PADUA. Before Lucentio's House.
BIANCA; GREMIO walking on the other side.
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 Lucentio, Bianca, and Biondello. Gre. I marvel, Cambio comes not all this while. Enter PetRUCHIO, KATHARINA, VINCENTIO, and
Vin. You shall not choose but drink before you go ;
I think, I shall command your welcome here,
[Knocks. Gre. They're busy within, you were best knock louder.
Enter PEDANT above, at a Window.
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 signior Lucentio; that his father is come from Pisa, and is here at the door to speak with hiin.
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 man's
Ped. Lay hands on the villain; I believe aʼmeans to çozen somebody in this city under my countenance.
Vin. Come hither, crack-hemp. (Seeing Biondello.
got me ?
I think, I shall command
your welcome here, And, by all likelihood, some cheer is tovard.
Enter Pedant above, at a Window.
Vin. Is signior Lucentio within, sir?
Vin. What if a man bring him a hundred ponude
Ped. Keep your hundred pounds to yourself; he
Pet. Nay, I told you, your son was belored in
Bion. Forgot you? no, sir: I conid not forget you, for I never saw you before in all 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! bere's a madman will mur. der me.
[Exit. Ped. Help, son! help, signior 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 serrant?
Vin. What am I, sir? nay, what are you, sir?_O immortal gods! O fine villain! A silken doublet! a felvet hose a scarlet cloak! and a copatain hat !—0, I am undone! I am undone! while I play the good lusband at home, my son and my servant spend all at the university. Tra. How now! what's the matter? Bap. What, is the man lunatic? Ira
. 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 Bap. You mistake, sir; you mistake, sir: Pray, what do you think is his name?
V'in. His name? as if I knew not his name! I have brought him op 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.
speak with him.
Vin. Art thou his father:
Pet. Why, how now, gentleman! [To Vincen.} wh!,
Ped. Lay hands on the villain; I believe a'means te
I may choose, sir.
Vin. Lucentio! O, he lath murdered his master! Lay hold on him, I charge you, in the duke's name :O, 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 Bap tista, I charge you, see that he be forthcoming.
Vin. Carry me to the gaol!
Bap. Talk nol, signior Gremio; I say, he shall go to prison.
Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be coneycatched in this business; I dare swear, tắis is the right Vincentio.
Ped. Swear, if thou darest.
Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not Lu. centio.
Gre. Yes, I know thee to be signior Lucentio.
Vin. Thus strangers may be haled and abus'd:-0
Bion. 0, we are spoiled, and-Yonder he is; deny him, forswear him, or else we are all undone. Luc. Pardon, sweet father.
Lives my sweetest son? [Biondello, Tranio, and Pedant run out. Bian. Pardon, dear father.
How hast thou offended?---
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?
lie shall go to
Tra. Call forth an officer (Enter one with an Ofi-
Vin. Carry me to the gaol!
Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be cones-
Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not Lu•
Bap. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio?
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 594 married my daughter without asking my goodVin
. 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.
Exit. Luc. Look not pale, Bianca; thy father will not frown.
Exeunt Lucentio and Bianca.
PETRUCHIO and KATHARINA advance.
. Is not this well?-Come, my sweet Kate; Better once than never, for never too late.
Bim. O, we are spoiled, andm-Yonder he is; dear
we are all undone. Luc. Pardon, sweet father.
How hast thou oftended:
- this matter so?
Vhere is Lucentio: