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SCENE V.-A public Road. Enter Petrucio, KATHARINA, and HORTENSIO. Pet. Come on, o' God's name; once more toward

our father's. Good Lord, how bright and goodly shines the moon!

Kath. The moon ! the sun; it is not moonlight now.
Pet. I say it is the moon that shines so bright.
Kath. I know it is the sun that shines so bright.

Pet. Now, by my mother's son, and that 's myself,
It shall be moon, or star, or what I list,
Or ere I journey to your father's house:
Go on, and fetch our horses back again.
Evermore crossd and cross'd: nothing but cross'd!

Hor. Say as he says, or we shall never go.

Kath. Forward, I pray, since we have come so far,
And be it moon, or sun, or what you please :
And if you please to call it a rush candle,
Henceforth I vow it shall be so for me.

Pet. I say it is the moon.

I know it is the moon.
Pet. Nay, then you lie; it is the blessed sun.

Kath. Then, God be bless'd, it is the blessed sun : But sun it is not, when you say it is not ; And the moon changes, even as your mind. What


will have it nam’d, even that it is; And so it shall be so for Katharine.

Hor. Petrucio, go thy ways; the field is won.
Pet. Well, forward, forward : thus the bowl should

And not unluckily against the bias.
But soft! Company is coming here !

Enter Vincentio, in a travelling dress. Good morrow, gentle mistress : Where away?.(To Vin. Tell me, sweet Kate, and tell me truly too, Hast thou beheld a fresher gentlewoman?

Such war of white and red within her cheeks ?
What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty,
As those two eyes become that heavenly face?
Fair lovely maid, once more good day to thee :
Sweet Kate, embrace her for her beauty's sake.

Hor. 'A will make the man mad, to make a woman of him. Kath. Young budding virgin, fair, and fresh, and

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 bedfellow!

Pet. Why, how now, Kate? I hope thou art not mad :
This is a man, old, wrinkled, faded, wither'd;
And not a maiden, as thou say'st he is.

Kath. Pardon, old father, my mistaking eyes, That have been so bedazzled with the sun, That everything 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 call’d 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?

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 wife, this gentlewoman,
Thy son by this hath married : wonder not,

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Nor be not griev'd; she is of good esteem,
Her dowry wealthy, and of worthy birth;
Beside, so qualified as may beseem
The 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.

[Exeunt Pet., KATH., and Vin.
Hor. Well, Petrucio, this hath put me in heart.
Have to my widow ; and if she be froward,
Then hast thou taught Hortensio to be untoward. [Exit.


SCENE I.–Padua. Before Lucentio's House. Enter on one side Biondello, LUCENT10, 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.

[Exeunt Luc., BIAN., and Bion. Gre. I marvel Cambio comes not all this while. Enter PetrucIo, 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 cheer is toward. [Knocks. Gre. They 're busy within, you were best knock


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 sball need none, so long as I live.

Pet. 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.

Ped. 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 says, if I may believe her.

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 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 Bion. Bion. I hope I may choose, sir.

Vin. Come hither, you rogue. What, have you for. got 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 Bion. Bion. Help, help, help! here 's a madman will murther me.

[Exit. Ped. Help, son ! help, signior Baptista !


from the window. Pet. Prithee, Kate, let 's stand aside, and see the end of this controversy.

[They retire.

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