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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 sail-maker in Bergamo.
Bap. You mistake, Sir; you mistake, Sir: Pray, 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 isTranio.
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 jail:-Father Baptista, I charge you see that he be forthcoming...
Vin. Carry me to the jail!
Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be coney-catched * in this business; I dare swear, this is the right Vincentio.
Ped. Swear, if thou darest.
Vin. Thus strangers may be haled and abused :-O 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.
Gre. Here's packing, I with a witness, to deceive us all!
Vin. Where is that damned villain, Tranio,
Bap. Why, tell me, is not this my Cambio ?
# Tricking. VOL. II.
Luc. Love wrought these miracles. Bianca's love
Vin. I'll slit the villain's nose, that would have sent me to the jail.
Bap. But do you hear, Sir? [To LUCENTIO.] Have you married my daughter without asking my good-will
Vin. Fear not, Baptista; we will content you, go to: But I will in, to be revenged for this villany.
(Erit. 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 Pll 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? Kath. No, Sir; God forbid :-but ashamed to kiss. Pet. Why, then let's home again :--Come, sirrah, let's away. Kath. Nay, 1 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. SCENE II.-A Room in LUCENTIO's House. A Banquet set out. Enter BAPTISTA, VINCENTIO, GREMIO, the PEDANT, LUCENTIO, BIANCA, PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, HORTENSIO, and WIDÓW. TRÁNIO, BIONDELLO, GRUMIO, and others, attending.
Luc. At last, though long, our jarring notes agree:
Pet. Nothing but sit and sit, and eat and eat!
* A banquet was an entertainment of fruit, cakes, &c.
Pet. Padua affords nothing but what is kind.
Pet. You are sensible, and yet you miss my sense;
Kath. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns round:
Wid. Your husband being troubled with a shrew,
Kath. A very mean meaning.
Drinks to HORTENSIO.
Bian. Head, and butt? an hasty-witted body
Vin. Ay, mistress bride, hath that awaken'd you ?
Pet. Nay, that you shall not; since you have begun,
Bian. Am I your bird? I mean to shift my bush,
[Exeunt BIANCA, KATHARINA, and WIDOW. _Pet. She hath prevented me.-Here, signior Tranio, This bird you aim'd at, though you hit her not; Therefore, a health to all that shot and miss'd.
Tra. 0, Sir, Lucentio slipp'd me like his greyhound, Which runs himself, and catches for his master.
Pet. A good swift * simile, but something currish.
Tra. 'Tis well, Sir, that you hunted for yourself ; 'Tis thought, your deer does hold you at a bay.
Bap. Oho, Petruchio. Tranio hits you now.
Pet. 'A has a little galld me, I confess; And, as the jest did glance away from me, 'Tis ten to one it maim'd you two outright.
Bap. Now, in good sadness, son Petruchio,
Pet. Well, I say-no: and therefore, for assurance,
Hor. Content: What is the wager ?
Pet. Twenty crowns !
Luc. A hundred then.
Luc. That will I. Go,
[Erit. Bap. Son, I will be your half, Bianca comes. Luc. I'll have no halves; I'll bear it all myself.
Re-enter BIONDELLO. How now! what news ?
Bion. Sir, my mistress sends you word That she is busy, and she cannot come.
Pet. How! she is busy, and she cannot come !
Gre. Ay, and a kind one too:
Pet. I hope, better.
Hor. Sirrah, Biondello, go, and entreat my wife To come to me forthwith.
[Exit BIONDELLO. Pet. O, ho! entreat her! Nay, then she must needs come.
Hor. I am afraid, Sir,
Bion. She says, you have some goodly jest in hand;
Pet. Worse and worse; she will not come; O vile,
Pet. Go fetch them hither; if they deny to come,
TExit KATHARINA. Luc. Here is a wonder, if you talk of a wonder. Hor. And so it is; I wonder what it bodes.
Pet. Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and quiet life,
Bap. Now fair befall thee, good Petruchio !
Pet. Nay, I will win my wager better yet;
Re-enter KATHARINA, with BIANCA and WIDOW.
(KATHARINA pulls off her cap, and throws it down. Wid. Lord, let me never have a cause to sigh, Till I be brought to such a silly pass! .
Bian. Fie! what a foolish duty call you this ?
Luc. I would, your duty were as foolish too:
Bian. The more fool you, for laying on my duty.
Pet. Katharine, I charge thee, tell these headstrong women
Kath. Fie, fie! unknit that threatning unkind brow;