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

Total: 23

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1

IV,5,2320

Petruchio. Do, good old grandsire, and withal make known
Which way thou travellest- if along with us,
We shall be joyful of thy company.

Vincentio. 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.


2

IV,5,2326

Petruchio. What is his name?

Vincentio. Lucentio, gentle sir.


3

IV,5,2339

Petruchio. 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,
Nor be not grieved- 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.

Vincentio. But is this true; or is it else your pleasure,
Like pleasant travellers, to break a jest
Upon the company you overtake?


4

V,1,2361

Petruchio. 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.

Vincentio. 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]


5

V,1,2367

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

Vincentio. Is Signior Lucentio within, sir?


6

V,1,2369

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

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


7

V,1,2379

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

Vincentio. Art thou his father?


8

V,1,2389

Biondello. 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.

Vincentio. [Seeing BIONDELLO] Come hither, crack-hemp.


9

V,1,2391

Biondello. I hope I may choose, sir.

Vincentio. Come hither, you rogue. What, have you forgot me?


10

V,1,2394

Biondello. Forgot you! No, sir. I could not forget you, for I never
saw you before in all my life.

Vincentio. What, you notorious villain, didst thou never see thy
master's father, Vincentio?


11

V,1,2398

Biondello. What, my old worshipful old master? Yes, marry, sir; see
where he looks out of the window.

Vincentio. Is't so, indeed? [He beats BIONDELLO]


12

V,1,2406

Tranio. Sir, what are you that offer to beat my servant?

Vincentio. What am I, sir? Nay, what are you, sir? O immortal gods!
O fine villain! A silken doublet, a velvet hose, a scarlet cloak,
and a copatain hat! O, I am undone! I am undone! While I play the
good husband at home, my son and my servant spend all at the
university.


13

V,1,2417

Tranio. Sir, you seem a sober ancient gentleman by your habit, but
your words show you a madman. Why, sir, what 'cerns it you if I
wear pearl and gold? I thank my good father, I am able to
maintain it.

Vincentio. Thy father! O villain! he is a sailmaker in Bergamo.


14

V,1,2420

Baptista Minola. You mistake, sir; you mistake, sir. Pray, what do you
think is his name?

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.


15

V,1,2424

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

Vincentio. Lucentio! O, he hath murd'red 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?


16

V,1,2431

Tranio. 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.

Vincentio. Carry me to the gaol!


17

V,1,2441

Baptista Minola. Away with the dotard; to the gaol with him!

Vincentio. Thus strangers may be hal'd and abus'd. O monstrous
villain!


18

V,1,2448

Lucentio. [Kneeling] Pardon, sweet father.

Vincentio. Lives my sweet son?


19

V,1,2457

Gremio. Here's packing, with a witness, to deceive us all!

Vincentio. Where is that damned villain, Tranio,
That fac'd and brav'd me in this matter so?


20

V,1,2468

Lucentio. 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 arrived at the last
Unto the wished haven of my bliss.
What Tranio did, myself enforc'd him to;
Then pardon him, sweet father, for my sake.

Vincentio. I'll slit the villain's nose that would have sent me to
the gaol.


21

V,1,2472

Baptista Minola. [To LUCENTIO] But do you hear, sir? Have you married my
daughter without asking my good will?

Vincentio. Fear not, Baptista; we will content you, go to; but I
will in to be revenged for this villainy. Exit


22

V,2,2533

Bianca. Head and butt! An hasty-witted body
Would say your head and butt were head and horn.

Vincentio. Ay, mistress bride, hath that awakened you?


23

V,2,2690

Lucentio. Well, go thy ways, old lad, for thou shalt ha't.

Vincentio. 'Tis a good hearing when children are toward.


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