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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.
[Ereunt 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 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 cheeris 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 signior 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 belov’d in l'adua.—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 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! [To Vincen.] 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 counte
if I may
Re-enter Biondello. Bion. I have seen them in the church together; God send 'em good shipping!—But who is here? mine 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.
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
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! here's a madman will murder 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.
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 sailmaker in Bergamo.
Bup. You, mistake, sir; you mistake, sir: Práy, 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 signior 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 gaol:~ Father Baptista, I charge you, see, that he be forthcoming.
Vin. Carry me to the gaol !
Bap. Talk not, signior Gremio; I say, he shall go to prison.
Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be coney-catch'd in this business; I dare swear, this is the right Vincentio.
Ped. Swear, if thou dar'st.
Tra. Then thou wert best say, that I am not Lucentio.
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:O 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 sweetest son? [Biondello, Tranio, and Pedant run out. Bian. Pardon, dear father.
[Kneeling. Вар. .
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
Vin. Where is that damned villain, Tranio, That fac'd and brav'd me in this matter so? Bap. Why, tell me, is not this
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 :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 you married my daughter without asking my goodwill?