Speeches (Lines) for Pedant
in "Taming of the Shrew"

Total: 20

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1

IV,2,1904

(stage directions). Enter a PEDANT

Pedant. God save you, sir!


2

IV,2,1907

Tranio. And you, sir; you are welcome.
Travel you far on, or are you at the farthest?

Pedant. Sir, at the farthest for a week or two;
But then up farther, and as far as Rome;
And so to Tripoli, if God lend me life.


3

IV,2,1911

Tranio. What countryman, I pray?

Pedant. Of Mantua.


4

IV,2,1914

Tranio. Of Mantua, sir? Marry, God forbid,
And come to Padua, careless of your life!

Pedant. My life, sir! How, I pray? For that goes hard.


5

IV,2,1922

Tranio. 'Tis death for any one in Mantua
To come to Padua. Know you not the cause?
Your ships are stay'd at Venice; and the Duke,
For private quarrel 'twixt your Duke and him,
Hath publish'd and proclaim'd it openly.
'Tis marvel- but that you are but newly come,
You might have heard it else proclaim'd about.

Pedant. Alas, sir, it is worse for me than so!
For I have bills for money by exchange
From Florence, and must here deliver them.


6

IV,2,1928

Tranio. Well, sir, to do you courtesy,
This will I do, and this I will advise you-
First, tell me, have you ever been at Pisa?

Pedant. Ay, sir, in Pisa have I often been,
Pisa renowned for grave citizens.


7

IV,2,1931

Tranio. Among them know you one Vincentio?

Pedant. I know him not, but I have heard of him,
A merchant of incomparable wealth.


8

IV,2,1947

Tranio. To save your life in this extremity,
This favour will I do you for his sake;
And think it not the worst of all your fortunes
That you are like to Sir Vincentio.
His name and credit shall you undertake,
And in my house you shall be friendly lodg'd;
Look that you take upon you as you should.
You understand me, sir. So shall you stay
Till you have done your business in the city.
If this be court'sy, sir, accept of it.

Pedant. O, sir, I do; and will repute you ever
The patron of my life and liberty.


9

IV,4,2159

Tranio. Sir, this is the house; please it you that I call?

Pedant. Ay, what else? And, but I be deceived,
Signior Baptista may remember me
Near twenty years ago in Genoa,
Where we were lodgers at the Pegasus.


10

IV,4,2166

(stage directions). Enter BIONDELLO

Pedant. I warrant you. But, sir, here comes your boy;
'Twere good he were school'd.


11

IV,4,2182

Tranio. Th'art a tall fellow; hold thee that to drink.
Here comes Baptista. Set your countenance, sir.
[Enter BAPTISTA, and LUCENTIO as CAMBIO]
Signior Baptista, you are happily met.
[To To the PEDANT] Sir, this is the gentleman I told you of;
I pray you stand good father to me now;
Give me Bianca for my patrimony.

Pedant. Soft, son!
Sir, by your leave: having come to Padua
To gather in some debts, my son Lucentio
Made me acquainted with a weighty cause
Of love between your daughter and himself;
And- for the good report I hear of you,
And for the love he beareth to your daughter,
And she to him- to stay him not too long,
I am content, in a good father's care,
To have him match'd; and, if you please to like
No worse than I, upon some agreement
Me shall you find ready and willing
With one consent to have her so bestow'd;
For curious I cannot be with you,
Signior Baptista, of whom I hear so well.


12

V,1,2366

(stage directions). [PEDANT looks out of the window]

Pedant. What's he that knocks as he would beat down the gate?


13

V,1,2368

Vincentio. Is Signior Lucentio within, sir?

Pedant. He's within, sir, but not to be spoken withal.


14

V,1,2371

Vincentio. What if a man bring him a hundred pound or two to make
merry withal?

Pedant. Keep your hundred pounds to yourself; he shall need none so
long as I live.


15

V,1,2377

Petruchio. 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.

Pedant. Thou liest: his father is come from Padua, and here looking
out at the window.


16

V,1,2380

Vincentio. Art thou his father?

Pedant. Ay, sir; so his mother says, if I may believe her.


17

V,1,2383

Petruchio. [To VINCENTIO] Why, how now, gentleman!
Why, this is flat knavery to take upon you another man's name.

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


18

V,1,2401

(stage directions). Exit

Pedant. Help, son! help, Signior Baptista! Exit from above


19

V,1,2422

Vincentio. 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.

Pedant. Away, away, mad ass! His name is Lucentio; and he is mine
only son, and heir to the lands of me, Signior Vicentio.


20

V,1,2436

Gremio. Take heed, Signior Baptista, lest you be cony-catch'd in
this business; I dare swear this is the right Vincentio.

Pedant. Swear if thou dar'st.


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