[Act 5, Scene 1]
Enter Biondello, Lucentio and Bianca, Gremio
is out before.
Softly and swiftly sir, for the Priest is ready.
Biondello; but they may chance to neede
thee at home, therefore leaue vs.
Nay faith, Ile see the Church a your backe,
and then come backe to my mistris as soone as I can.
Cambio comes not all this while.
Enter Petruchio, Kate, Vincentio, Grumio
Sir heres the doore, this is
My Fathers beares more toward the Market‑place,
Thither must I, and here I leaue you sir.
You shall not choose but drinke before you go,
I thinke I shall command your welcome here;
And by all likelihood some cheere is toward.
They're busie within, you were best knocke
Pedant lookes out of the window.
What's he that knockes as he would beat downe
Lucentio within sir?
He's within sir, but not to be spoken withall.
What if a man bring him a hundred pound or
two to make merrie withall.
Keepe your hundred pounds to your selfe, hee
shall neede none so long as I liue.
Nay, I told you your sonne was well beloued in
Padua: doe you heare sir, to leaue friuolous circumstan
ces, I pray you tell signior
Lucentio that his Father is
Pisa, and is here at the doore to speake with
Thou liest his Father is come from
here looking out at the window.
Art thou his father?
I sir, so his mother saies, if I may beleeue her.
Why how now gentleman: why this is flat kna
uerie to take vpon you another mans name.
Lay hands on the villaine, I beleeue a meanes
to cosen some bodie in this Citie vnder my countenance.
I haue seene them in the Church together, God
send'em good shipping: but who is here? mine old Ma
Vincentio: now wee are vndone and brough to no
Come hither crackhempe.
I hope I may choose Sir.
Come hither you rogue, what haue you forgot mee?
Forgot you, no sir: I could not forget you, for
I neuer saw you before in all my life.
What, you notorious villaine, didst thou neuer
see thy Mistris father,
What my old worshipfull old master? yes
marie sir see where he lookes out of the window.
Ist so indeede.
He beates Biondello.
Helpe, helpe, helpe, here's a mad man will mur
Helpe, sonne, helpe signior
Kate let's stand aside and see the end of
Enter Pedant with seruants, Baptista, Tranio.
Sir, what are you that offer to beate my ser
What am I sir: nay what are you sir: oh immor
tall Goddes: oh fine villaine, a silken doublet, a vel
uet hose, a scarlet cloake, and a copataine hat: oh I am
vndone, I am vndone: while I plaie the good husband
at home, my sonne and my seruant spend all at the vni
How now, what's the matter?
What is the man lunaticke?
Sir, you seeme a sober ancient Gentleman by
your habit: but your words shew you a mad man: why
sir, what cernes it you, if I weare Pearle and gold: I thank
my good Father, I am able to maintaine it.
Thy father: oh villaine, he is a Saile‑maker in
You mistake sir, you mistake sir, praie what do
you thinke is his name?
His name, as if I knew not his name: I haue
brought him vp euer since he was three yeeres old, and
his name is
Awaie, awaie mad asse, his name is
he is mine onelie sonne and heire to the Lands of me sig
Lucentio: oh he hath murdred his Master; laie
hold on him I charge you in the Dukes name: oh my
sonne, my sonne: tell me thou villaine, where is my son
Call forth an officer: Carrie this mad knaue to
the Iaile: father
Baptista, I charge you see that hee be
Carrie me to the Iaile?
Staie officer, he shall not go to prison.
Talke not signior
Gremio: I saie he shall goe to
Take heede signior
Baptista, least you be coni
catcht in this businesse: I dare sweare this is the right
Sweare if thou dar'st.
Naie, I dare not sweare it.
Then thou wert best saie that I am not
Yes, I know thee to be signior
Awaie with the dotard, to the Iaile with him.
Enter Biondello, Lucentio and
Thus strangers may be haild and abusd: oh mon
Oh we are spoil'd, and yonder he is, denie him,
forsweare him, or else we are all vndone.
Exit Biondello, Tranio and Pedant as fast as may be.
Pardon sweete father.
Liues my sweete sonne?
Pardon deere father.
How hast thou offended, where is
That haue by marriage made thy daughter mine,
Lucentio, right sonne to the right
While counterfeit supposes bleer'd thine eine.
Here's packing with a witnesse to deceiue vs all.
Where is that damned villaine
That fac'd and braued me in this matter so?
Why, tell me is not this my
Cambio is chang'd into
Loue wrought these miracles.
Made me exchange my state with
While he did beare my countenance in the towne,
And happilie I haue arriued at the last
Vnto the wished hauen of my blisse:
Tranio did, my selfe enforst him to;
Then pardon him sweete Father for my sake.
Ile slit the villaines nose that would haue sent
me to the Iaile.
But doe you heare sir, haue you married my
daughter without asking my good will
Baptista, we will content you, goe to:
but I will in to be reueng'd for this villanie.
And I to sound the depth of this knauerie.
Looke not pale
Bianca, thy father will not frown.
My cake is
Ile in among the rest,
Out of hope of all, but my share of the feast.
Husband let's follow, to see the end of this adoe.
First kisse me
Kate, and we will.
What in the midst of the streete?
What art thou asham'd of me?
No sir, God forbid, but asham'd to kisse.
Why then let's home againe: Come Sirra let's
Nay, I will giue thee a kisse, now praie thee
Is not this well? come my sweete
Better once then
neuer, for neuer to late.