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priest be ready to come against you come with your ap-

Luc. I may, and will, if the be fo contented :
She will be pleas’d, then wherefore thould I doubt ?
Hap what hap may, I roundly go about her ;
It shall go hard, if Gambio go without her.


SCENE, a green Lane.


Enter Petruchio, Catharina, and Hortenfio.
Pet. OME on, o'God's name, once more tow'ards

our father's.
Good Lord, how bright and goodly fines the moon!

Catb. The moon ! the fun; it is not moon-light now..
Pet. I say, it is the moon that thines so bright
Cath. I know, it is the fun that thines fo bright.

Pet. Now by my mother's son, and that's myself,
It shall be moon, or ftar, or what I list,
Or ere I journey to your father's house :
Go on, and fetch our horses back again.
Evermore croft and croft, nothing but croft !

Hor. Say, as he says, or we fhall never go.

Gatb. Forward, I pray, since we have come fo fas,
And be it moon, or fun, or what you please :
And if you please to call it a rush candle,
Henceforth I vow it fall be fo fo for me.

Pet. I say, it is the moon.
Catb. I know, it is the moon.
Pet. Nay, then you lye; it is the blessed fun.

Cath. Then, God be blest, is is the blessed fun.
But sun it is not, when you say it is not;
And the moon changes, even as your mind.
What you will have it pam'd, even that it is,
And so it shall be io for Catharint.

Hor. Petruchio, go thy way, the field is won.

Pet. Weil, forward, forward, thus the bowl fhould nr;
And not unluckily against the bias :
But foft, fome company is coming here:

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Enter Vincentio. Good-morrow,gentle mistress, where away? [T.Vincentio. Tell me, sweet Kate, and tell me truly too, Haft thou beheld a fresher gentlewoman? Such war of white and red within her cheeks! What stars do spangle Heaven with such beauty, As those two eyes become that heav'nly face? Fair lovely maid, once more good day to thee : Sweet Kate, embrace her for her beauty's fake.

Hor. He will make the man mad, to make a woman of him. . Cath. Young budding virgin, fair, and fresh, and sweet, Whither away, or where is thy abode ? (23) Happy the parents of fo fair a child; Happier the man, whom favourable stars Allot thee for his lovely bedfellow!

Pet. Why, how now, Kate, I hope, thou art not mad!
This is a man, old, wrinkled, faded, withered,
And not a maiden, as, thou fay'tt, he is.
Cath. Pardon, old father, my mistaken

eyes ;
That have been so bedazled with the sun,
That every thing I look on seemeth green.
Now I perceive, thou art a reverend father :
Pardon, I pray thee, for my mad mistaking.

Pet. Do, good old grandfire, and withal make known
Which way thou travellest ; if along with us,
We shall be joyful of thy company.

Vin. Fair Sír, 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

(23) Happy tbe parents of fo fair a child !

Pappier the man, wbom favourable stars

Allot ibee for bis lovely bedfellow ! ] This passage has a great resemblance to what Ovid has made Salmacis say of Hermaphroditus.

qui te genuere beati : Et mater

falix, & fortunata profecto, qua tibi soror eft, & quæ dedit ubera nutrix: Sed longe cunctis, longeque bealior illa eft Si qua tibi fponfa eft, fi quam dignabere læda. Mr. Warburton.


A son of mine, which long I have not seen.

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

Pet. Happily met, the happier for thy son ;
And now by law, as well as reverend age,
I may entitle thee my loving father :
The lifter of my wife, this gentlewoman,
Thy fon by this hath married. Wonder not,
Nor be not griev'd,' she is of good esteem,
Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth ;
Befide, 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, fo. it is.

Pet. Come, go along, and see the truth hereof:
For our first merriment hath made thee jealous. [Exe.

Hor. Well, Petruchio, this hath put me in heart. Have to my widow ; and if he be froward, Then baft thou taught Hortenfio to be untoward. (Exit


SCEN £, before Lucentio's Houfe,

as soon

Enter Biondelto, Lucentio and Bianca, Gremio,

walking on one fade. Bion. , ; to

Oftly and swiftly, Sir, for the prieft is ready. 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 I can. [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 house,
My father's bears more towards the market-place ;
Thither must I, and here I leave


Sir. Vin, You Thall 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 busy 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 ?

(24) And then come back to my mistress as foon as I can.) The edi. tions all agree in this reading; but what mistress was Biondello to come back to ? he must certainly mean : “ Nay, faith, Sir, I must 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 mafter,"


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 circumstances, 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 lyeft ; his father is come to Padua, and here looking out of the window.

Vin. Art thou his father?
Ped. Ay, Sir, so his mother fays, if I may believe her,

Pet. Why how now, gentleman! why, this is fiat 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.

Enter Biondello,
Bión. I have seen them in the church together. God
fend 'em good thipping! but who is here ? mine old
matter Vincentio ? now we are undone, and brought tò

Vin. Come hither, crack hemp. (Seeing Biondello.
Bion. I hope, I may chuse, Sir.
Vin. Come hither, you rogue : what, have you forgot

Bion. Forgot you ? no, Sir: I could not forget you, for I never saw you before in all life.

Vin. What, you notorious villain, didft thou never see thy master's father Vincentio ?

Bion. What, my old worshipful old mafter? 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 mad-man will murder me.

Ped. Help, Son; help, Signior Baptista.

Pet. Prithee, Kate, let's stand aside, and see the end of this controversy.

[They retire. Enter Pedant with Servants, Baptista and Tranio. Tra. Sir, what are you, that offer to beat my servant Viß. What am I, Sir; nay, what are you, Sir ? oh,


me ?



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