GREMIO discovered. Enter behind
|BIONDELLO||Softly and swiftly, sir; for the priest is ready.|
|LUCENTIO||I fly, Biondello: but they may chance to need thee
at home; therefore leave us.
|BIONDELLO||Nay, faith, I'll see the church o' your back; and
then come back to my master's as soon as I can.
|[Exeunt LUCENTIO, BIANCA, and BIONDELLO]|
|GREMIO||I marvel Cambio comes not all this while.|
|[Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, VINCENTIO, GRUMIO,
|PETRUCHIO||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.
|VINCENTIO||You shall not choose but drink before you go:
I think I shall command your welcome here,
And, by all likelihood, some cheer is toward.
|GREMIO||They're busy within; you were best knock louder.|
|[Pedant looks out of the window]|
|Pedant||What's he that knocks as he would beat down the gate?|
|VINCENTIO||Is Signior Lucentio within, sir?|
|Pedant||He's within, sir, but not to be spoken withal.|
|VINCENTIO||What if a man bring him a hundred pound or two, to
make merry withal?
|Pedant||Keep your hundred pounds to yourself: he shall
need none, so long as I live.
|PETRUCHIO||Nay, I told you your son was well 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.
|Pedant||Thou liest: his father is come from Padua and here
looking out at the window.
|VINCENTIO||Art thou his father?|
|Pedant||Ay, sir; so his mother says, if I may believe her.|
|PETRUCHIO||[To VINCENTIO] Why, how now, gentleman! why, this
is flat knavery, to take upon you another man's name.
|Pedant||Lay hands on the villain: I believe a' means to
cozen somebody in this city under my countenance.
|BIONDELLO||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.
|Come hither, crack-hemp.|
|BIONDELLO||Hope I may choose, sir.|
|VINCENTIO||Come hither, you rogue. What, have you forgot me?|
|BIONDELLO||Forgot you! no, sir: I could not forget you, for I
never saw you before in all my life.
|VINCENTIO||What, you notorious villain, didst thou never see
thy master's father, Vincentio?
|BIONDELLO||What, my old worshipful old master? yes, marry, sir:
see where he looks out of the window.
|VINCENTIO||Is't so, indeed.|
|BIONDELLO||Help, help, help! here's a madman will murder me.|
|Pedant||Help, son! help, Signior Baptista!|
|[Exit from above]|
|PETRUCHIO||Prithee, Kate, let's stand aside and see the end of
|[Re-enter Pedant below; TRANIO, BAPTISTA, and Servants]|
|TRANIO||Sir, what are you that offer to beat my servant?|
|VINCENTIO||What am I, sir! nay, what are you, sir? O immortal
gods! O fine villain! A silken doublet! a velvet
hose! a scarlet cloak! and a copatain hat! O, I
am undone! I am undone! while I play the good
husband at home, my son and my servant spend all at
|TRANIO||How now! what's the matter?|
|BAPTISTA||What, is the man lunatic?|
|TRANIO||Sir, you seem a sober ancient gentleman by your
habit, but your words show you a madman. Why, sir,
what 'cerns it you if I wear pearl and gold? I
thank my good father, I am able to maintain it.
|VINCENTIO||Thy father! O villain! he is a sailmaker in Bergamo.|
|BAPTISTA||You mistake, sir, you mistake, sir. Pray, what do
you think is his name?
|VINCENTIO||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.
|Pedant||Away, away, mad ass! his name is Lucentio and he is
mine only son, and heir to the lands of me, Signior Vincentio.
|VINCENTIO||Lucentio! O, 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 Lucentio?
|TRANIO||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.
|VINCENTIO||Carry me to the gaol!|
|GREMIO||Stay, officer: he shall not go to prison.|
|BAPTISTA||Talk not, Signior Gremio: I say he shall go to prison.|
|GREMIO||Take heed, Signior Baptista, lest you be
cony-catched in this business: I dare swear this
is the right Vincentio.
|Pedant||Swear, if thou darest.|
|GREMIO||Nay, I dare not swear it.|
|TRANIO||Then thou wert best say that I am not Lucentio.|
|GREMIO||Yes, I know thee to be Signior Lucentio.|
|BAPTISTA||Away with the dotard! to the gaol with him!|
|VINCENTIO||Thus strangers may be hailed and abused: O
|[Re-enter BIONDELLO, with LUCENTIO and BIANCA]|
|BIONDELLO||O! we are spoiled and--yonder he is: deny him,
forswear him, or else we are all undone.
|LUCENTIO||[Kneeling] Pardon, sweet father.|
|VINCENTIO||Lives my sweet son?|
|[Exeunt BIONDELLO, TRANIO, and Pedant, as fast
as may be]
|BIANCA||Pardon, dear father.|
|BAPTISTA||How hast thou offended?
Where is Lucentio?
Right son to the right Vincentio;
That have by marriage made thy daughter mine,
While counterfeit supposes bleared thine eyne.
|GREMIO||Here's packing, with a witness to deceive us all!|
|VINCENTIO||Where is that damned villain Tranio,
That faced and braved me in this matter so?
|BAPTISTA||Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio?|
|BIANCA||Cambio is changed into Lucentio.|
|LUCENTIO||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 arrived at the last
Unto the wished haven of my bliss.
What Tranio did, myself enforced him to;
Then pardon him, sweet father, for my sake.
|VINCENTIO||I'll slit the villain's nose, that would have sent
me to the gaol.
|BAPTISTA||But do you hear, sir? have you married my daughter
without asking my good will?
|VINCENTIO||Fear not, Baptista; we will content you, go to: but
I will in, to be revenged for this villany.
|BAPTISTA||And I, to sound the depth of this knavery.|
|LUCENTIO||Look not pale, Bianca; thy father will not frown.|
|[Exeunt LUCENTIO and BIANCA]|
|GREMIO||My cake is dough; but I'll in among the rest,
Out of hope of all, but my share of the feast.
|KATHARINA||Husband, let's follow, to see the end of this ado.|
|PETRUCHIO||First kiss me, Kate, and we will.|
|KATHARINA||What, in the midst of the street?|
|PETRUCHIO||What, art thou ashamed of me?|
|KATHARINA||No, sir, God forbid; but ashamed to kiss.|
|PETRUCHIO||Why, then let's home again. Come, sirrah, let's away.|
|KATHARINA||Nay, I will give thee a kiss: now pray thee, love, stay.|
|PETRUCHIO||Is not this well? Come, my sweet Kate:
Better once than never, for never too late.
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|Full Text||Act IV, Scene 1 Petruchio's country house.|
|Induction Scene 1 Before an alehouse on a heath.||Act IV, Scene 2 Padua. Before Baptista's house.|
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|Act II, Scene 1 Padua. A room in Baptista's house.||Act V, Scene 1 Padua. Before Lucentio's house.|
|Act III, Scene 1 Padua. Baptista's house.||Act V, Scene 2 Lucentio's house.|
|Act III, Scene 2. Padua. .Before Baptista's house.|
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