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Enter TRANIO as LUCENTIO MERCHANT booted and dressed like VINCENTIO
TRANIO enters, disguised as LUCENTIO with the MERCHANT dressed like VINCENTIO

TRANIO
(as LUCENTIO) Sir, this is the house. Please it you that I call?
TRANIO
(as LUCENTIO) Sir, this is the house. Would you like me to ring?




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MERCHANT
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.
MERCHANT
Yes, certainly. Unless I am mistaken, Signior Baptista may remember me from the Pegasus in Genoa, where we both stayed twenty years ago.


TRANIO
(as LUCENTIO) 'Tis well; and hold your own, in any case,
With such austerity as 'longeth to a father.
TRANIO
(as LUCENTIO) Fine, fine. Just play your part and act as serious as a father should.

MERCHANT
I warrant you.
MERCHANT
Of course I will.
Enter BIONDELLO
BIONDELLO enters.

   But, sir, here comes your boy.
'Twere good he were schooled.
But, sir, here comes your servant. Better fill him in.

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TRANIO
(as LUCENTIO) Fear you not him.—Sirrah Biondello,
Now do your duty throughly, I advise you.
Imagine ’twere the right Vincentio.
TRANIO
(as LUCENTIO) Don’t worry about him.—You there, Biondello, now act your part convincingly. Behave as though this were the real Vincentio.

BIONDELLO
Tut, fear not me.
BIONDELLO
Don’t worry about me.

TRANIO
(as LUCENTIO) But hast thou done thy errand to Baptista?
TRANIO
(as LUCENTIO) And did you take the message to Baptista?

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BIONDELLO
I told him that your father was at Venice,
And that you looked for him this day in Padua.
BIONDELLO
I told him that your father was in Venice, and that you expected him to arrive in Padua today.

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