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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 grandsire ; and, withal, make known
Which way thou travellest : if along with us,
We shall be joyful of thy company.

Vin. Fair sir,-and you, my merry mistress,
That with your strange encounter much amaz'd me;
My name is callid-Vincentio ; my dwelling--Pisa;
And bound I am to Padua; there to visit
A son of mine, which long I have not seen,

Pet. What is his name?
Vin. Lucentio, gentle 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 sister to my wise, this gentlewoman,
Thy son by this bath married : Wonder not,
Nor be not griev'd ; she is of good esteem,
Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth;
Beside, so qualified as may beseem

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, so it is.

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

[Exe. Pet. Kath. and Vix. Hor. Well, Petruchio, this hath put me in heart. Have to my widow ; and if she be froward, Then hast thou taught Hortensio to be untoward.


[4] Shakespeare's observation on the phænomena of nature are very accurate. when one has sat long in the sunshine, the surrounding objects will often appear tinged witb greca. The reason is assigued by many of the writers on optics.


ACT V. SCENE I.Padua. Before Lucentio's House. Enter on

one side BiondELLO, Lucertio, and BIANCA ; GREMIO walking on the other side.

SOFTLY and swiftly, sir ; for the priest is ready.

Luc. I fy, 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.

(Exeunt Luc. Bian, and BIONDELLO. Gre. I marvel Cambio comes pot 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, 1 shall command your welcome here, And, by all likelihood, some cheer is 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 ?
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.

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.

Fed. Thou liest ; his father is come from Pisa, and here looking out at the window.

Vin. Art thou his father ?
Ped. Ay, sir; so his mother

may believe her. Pet. Wiv, how now, gentleman! [TO VINCENTIO. why, this is flat knavery, to take upon you arotber man's name,

says, if I

Ped. Lay hands on the villain ; I believe, 'a means to cozen somebody in this city under my countenance.

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 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.

[They retire. 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 vel. vet 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?
Bap. What, is the man lunatic?

Tra. Sir, you seem a sober ancient gentleman by your habit, but your words shew 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.

[5] A Copatain hat, is, I believe, a hat with a conical crown, such as was ancient. ly worn by well-dressed men.

In Stubhs's Anatomie of Abuses, printed 1595, there is an entire chapter " on the hattes of England,' beginning thus:--" Sometimes they use them sharpe on the crowne. pearking up like the speare or shaft of a steeple, standing a quarter of a Yard above the crowne of their heads," &c. STEEVENS.


Vin. Thy father?-0, 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 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 :O, 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 !
Gre. Stay, officer ; he shall not go to prison.

Bap. Talk not, signior Gremio ; I say, he shall go to prison.

Gre. Take heed, signior Baptista, lest you be coneycatched in this business ;I dare swear, this is the right Vincentio. Ped. Swear, if thou darest. Gre. Nay, I dare not swear it. 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 hin.

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.

[Kneeling. Vin. Lives my sweetest son ?

[Bion. TRA. and Pedant run out." Bian. Pardon, dear father.

(Kneeling Bap. How hast thou offended ?Where is Lucentio ?

Luc. Here's Lucentio, til

Conry-catched-j. e. deceisel, cheated. STEEVENS.

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 us all!

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 my

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 Luc.] 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. [Exit.

Bap. And I, to sound the depth of this knavery. [Ecit. Luc. Look not pale, Bianca; thy father will not frown.

[Exeunt Luc. and Bian. Gre. My cake is dough :' But I'll in among the rest ; Out of hope of all, but my share of the feast. [Erit.

Petruchio and Katharina advance. Kath. Husband, let's follow, to see the end of this ado. Per. 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


(8) To blear the eye, was an ancient phrase signifying to deceive. STEEVENS. (9) i. e, plotting, underhand contrivance. STEEVENS.

11] This is a proverhial expression, which was generally used when any project miscarried. MALONE.

Rather when any disappointment was sustained, contrary to every appearance or expertation. Howel, in one of his letters, mentioning the birth of long the Four teenih, say. The Queen is delivered of a Dauphin, the womiernillest thing of this kind that any story ran parallel, for this is the three-and-twentieth year sure she was married, and hath tontinued childless all this while. So that bow Dionsieur's cake is dough." REED. Vol. III.


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