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adieu, sir. My master hath appointed me to go to Saint Luke's, to bid the priest be ready to come against you come with your appendix. [Exit.
Luc. I may, and will, if she be so contented: She will be pleas'd, then wherefore should I doubt? Hap what hap may, I'll roundly go about her; It shall go hard, if Cambio go without her. [Exit.
A publick Road.
Enter PetruCHIO, KATHARINA, and HORTENSIO. Pet. Come on, o'. God's name; once more to
ward our father's. Good Lord, how bright and goodly shines the
moon! Kath. The moon! the sun; it is not moonlight
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 my
Hor. Say as he says, or we shall never go.
Pet. I say, it is the moon.
I know it is.
Kath. Then, God be bless'd, it is the blessed
you will have it nam'd, even that it is; And so it shall be so, for Katharine.
Hor. Petruchio, go thy ways; the field is won.
And not unluckily against the bias.-
Enter Vincentio, in a travelling dress. Good morrow, gentle mistress: Where away
[To VincentIO. 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
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
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 every thing I look on seemeth green:?
Vin. Fair sir,—and you my merry mistress, That with your strange encounter much ainaz’d
me; My name is call?d—Vincentio; my dwelling
Pet. What is his name?
Lucentio, gentle sir.
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.
• That every thing I look on seemeth green :] Shakspeare's observations on the phænomena of nature are very accurate. When one has sat long in the sunshine, the surrounding objects will often appear tinged with green. The reason is assigned by many of the writers on opticks. BLACKSTONE.
Pet. Come, go along, and see the truth hereof; For our first merriment hath made thee jealous.
[Exeunt PerruchIO, KATHARINA, and
VINCENTIO. Hor. Well, Petruchio, this hath put me in heart. Have to my widow; and if she be forward, Then hast thou taught Hortensio to be untoward.
SCENE I. Padua. Before Lucentio's House.
Enter on one side Biondello, Lucentio, 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
[Exeunt Lucentio, Bianca, and Biondello. Gre. I marvel Cambio comes not 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, I 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.
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.
Bion. I have seen them in the church together; God send 'em good shipping !—But who is here?