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SCENE 1. 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 Lucentio, Bianca, and Biondello. 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 towards the market-place;
Thither mast I, and here I leave you, sir.

Vin. You shall not choose but drink before you go ;

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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
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, 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.

Re-enter BIONDELLO.
Bion. I have seen them in the church together; God
send 'em good shipping!—But who is here? mine old
inaster, Vincentio? now we are undone, and brought
to nothing

Vin. Come hither, crack-hemp. (Seeing Biondello.
Bion. I hope, I may choose, sir.
Vin. Come hither, you rogue; What, have you for-

name,

got me ?

my

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I think, I shall command

your welcome here, And, by all likelihood, some cheer is tovard.

[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 heat down
the gate?

Vin. Is signior Lucentio within, sir?
Ped. He's within, sir, but not to be spoken wilhal.

Vin. What if a man bring him a hundred ponude
(wo, 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 belored in
Padua...Do you hear, sir to leave frivolous ciream-
stances --- I pray you, tell signior Lucentio, that his
father is come from Pisa, and is here at the door to
*Ped. Thou liest; his father is come from Pisa

, and

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.

her.

Bergamo.

name,

speak with him.
here looking out at the window.

Vin. Art thou his father:
Ped. Ay, sir; so his mother says, if I may beliere

Pet. Why, how now, gentleman! [To Vincen.} wh!,
this is flat knavery, to take upon yon another man's

Ped. Lay hands on the villain; I believe a'means te
cozen somebody in this city under my countenance.

Re-enter Biondello.
Bion. I have seen them in the church together; God
" 'em good shipping!--But who is here? mine old
Vincentio? now we are undone, and brought
e hither, crack-hemp. (Seeing Biondelle,

I may choose, sir.
ther, you rogue; What, hare you for

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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!
Gre. Stay, officer; he shall not go to prison.

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.
Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it.

Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not Lu. centio.

Gre. Yes, I know thee to be signior Lucentio.
Bap. Away with the dotard ; to the gaol with him.

Vin. Thus strangers may be haled and abus'd:-0
monstrous villain!
Re-enter BIONDELLO, with LUCENTIO and BIANCA.

Bion. 0, we are spoiled, and-Yonder he is; deny him, forswear him, or else we are all undone. Luc. Pardon, sweet father.

[Kneeling: Vin.

Lives my sweetest son? [Biondello, Tranio, and Pedant run out. Bian. Pardon, dear father.

[Kneeling. Bap.

How hast thou offended?---
Where is Lucentio?
Luc.

Here's Lucentio,
Right son unto the right Vincentio;
That have by marriage made thy daughter mine,
While counterfeit supposes blear'd thine eyne.

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?

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ACT 5.
Vin. Lucentio: 0, he hath 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 Lacentio?

Tra. Call forth an officer (Enter one with an Ofi-
cer]: carry this mad knare to the gaol:~

Father Bap
tista, I charge you, see that he be forthcoming

Vin. Carry me to the gaol!
Gre. Stay, officer; he shall not go to prison.
Bap. Talk nol, siguior Gremio;
prison.

Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be cones-
catched in this business; I dare swear, this is the right
Vincentio.
Ped. Swear, if thou darest.
Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it.

Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not Lu
centio.
Gre. Yes, I know thee to be signior Lucentio.
Bap. Away with the dotard; to the gaol with him.
Vin. Thus strangers may be haled and abus'd:-(

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 bave arriv'd at last
Unto the wished haven of my bliss :---
What Tranio did, myself enforc'd him to;
Then pardon him, sweet father, for my sake.

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.
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?
Kuth. No, sir; God forbid :--but ashained to kiss.
Pet. Why, then let's home again :-Come, sirrah,
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.

let's away:

monstrous villain!
Re-enter Biondello, with LUCENTIO and Blancs.

Bim. O, we are spoiled, andm-Yonder he is; dear
him, forswear him, or else

we are all undone. Luc. Pardon, sweet father.

[Kueeling

:
Lives my sweetest son?
[Biondello, Tranio, and Pedant run out.
Bian. Pardon, dear father.

[Kneelings
Вар..

How hast thou oftended:

Here's Lacentio,
son unto the right Vincentio;
e by marriage made thy daughter mine,
aterfeit supposes bleard thine eyne.
e's packing, with a witness, to deceive us
't damned villain, Tranio,

- this matter so?

Vhere is Lucentio:

uc

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