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Kath. Young budding virgin, fair, and fresh, and
sweet, Whither away; or where is thy abode ? Happy the parents of so fair a child; Happier the man, whom favourable stars Allot thee for his lovely bed-fellow ! Pet. Why, how now, Kate ! I hope thou art not
Kath. Pardon, old father, my mistaking eyes,
father ; Pardon, I pray thee, for my mad mistaking. Pet. Do, good old grandsire ; and, withal, make
thou travellest: if along with us, We shall be joyful of thy company.
Vin. Fair sir, and you my merry mistress,
Pet. What is his name?
Lucentio, gentle sir.
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
Pet. Come, go along, and see the truth hereof;
[Exeunt PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, and
ACT THE FIFTH.
Padua. Before Lucentio's House.
BIANCA; GREMIO walking on the other side.. Bion. Softly and swiftly, sir; for the priest is ready.
Lúc. I fly, Biondello: but they may chance to need thee at home, therefore leave us.
Bion. Ņay, I'll see the church o' your 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
[Knocks.. Gre. They're busy within, you were best knock louder.
Enter Pedant above, at a window.
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 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 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! [T. 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
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
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! 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?
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.
3 A hat with a conical crown.
Vin. Thy father? O, villain ! he is a sail-maker in Bergamo.
Bap. You mistake, sir ; you mistake, sir : Pray, what do
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 Lucen
and he is mine only son, and heir to the lands of me, Signior Vincentio.
Vin. Lucentio: 0, he hath murdered his master! -Lay hold on him, I charge you, in the duke's
-0, my son, my son ! — tell me, thou villain, where is my son Lucentio ?
Tra. Call forth an officer : - [Enter one with an
Vin. Carry me to the gaol.!
Bap. Talk nót, Signior Gremio ; I say, he shall go to prison.
Gre. Take heed, Signior Baptista, ļest you be coney-catched 4 in this business; I dare swear, this is the right Vincentio.
Ped. Swear, if thou darest.
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 abused: O monstrous villain !
4 Cheated. .