1. SCENE I. Padua. Before LUCENTIO'S house.
Thou liest: his father is come from Padua, and here looking
out at the window.
Art thou his father?
Ay, sir; so his mother says, if I may believe her.
[To VINCENTIO] Why, how now, gentleman! why, this is flat
knavery to take upon you another man's name.
Lay hands on the villain: I believe 'a means to cozen
somebody in this city under my countenance.
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.
[Seeing BIONDELLO.] Come hither, crack-hemp.
I hope I may choose, sir.
Come hither, you rogue. What, have you forgot me?
Forgot you! No, sir: I could not forget you, for I never
saw you before in all my life.
What, you notorious villain! didst thou never see thy
master's father, Vincentio?
What, my old worshipful old master? Yes, marry, sir; see
where he looks out of the window.
Is't so, indeed?
[He beats BIONDELLO.]
Help, help, help! here's a madman will murder me.
Help, son! help, Signior Baptista!
[Exit from the window.]
Prithee, Kate, let's stand aside and see the end of this
[Re-enter PEDANT below; BAPTISTA, TRANIO, and SERVANTS.]