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For I had rather wina than look on them. (Aside. These are my mates, that make their wills their law.
Thu. How likes she my discourse ?

Have some unhappy passenger in chase :
Pro. III
, when you talk of war.

They love me weli; yet I have much to do,
Thu. But well, when I discourse of love, and To keep them from uncivil outrages.
peace!

Withdraw thee, Valentine : who's this comes here?
Jul But better, indeed, when you hold your

(Steps aside. peace.

(Aside.
Thu. What says she to my valor?

Enter ProTxUS, Silvia, and Julia.
Pro. O, sir, she makes no doubt of that.
Jul she needs not, when she knows it cowardice. (Though you respect not aught your servant doth,)

Pro. Madam, this service I have done for you,

(Aside.
Th!l. What says she to my birth?

To hazard life, and rescue you from him
Pro. That you are well derived.

That would have forc'd your honor and your love
Jul. True; from a gentleman to a fool. (Aside. Vouchsafe me for my meed but one fair look;
Thu. Considers she my possessions ?

A smaller boon than this I cannot beg,
Pro. 0, ay; and pities them.

And less than this, I am sure, you cannot give.
Thu. Wherefore?

Val. How like a dream is this I see and hear!
Jul. That such an ass should owe them. (Aside. Love, lend me patience to forbear a while. (Aside.
Pro. That they are out by lease.

Sil. O miserable, unhappy that I am!
Jul. Here comes the duke.

Pro. Unhappy were you, madam, ere I came;

But, by my coming, I have made you happy. Enter DUKE.

Sil. By thy approach thou mak'st me most Duke. How now,sir Proteus ? how now, Thurio?

unhappy. Which of you saw sir Eglamour of late?

Jul. And me, when he approacheth to your Thul. Not I.

presence.

(Aside.
Pr).
Nor I.

Sil. Had I been seized by a hungry lion,
Duke.
Saw you my daughter?

I would have been a breakfast to the beast,'
Pro.

Neither.

Rather than have false Proteus rescue me.
Duke. Why, then, she's fled unto that peasant whose life's as tender to me as my soul;

0, heaven be judge how I love Valentine,
Valentine;
And Eglamour is in her company.

And full as much (for more there cannot be) "Tis true; for friar Laurence met them both,

I do detest false perjur'd Proteus;
As he in penance wander'd through the forest:

Therefore begone, solicit me no more.
Hum he knew well, and guess'd that it was she;

Pro. What dangerous action, stood it next to
But, being mask'd, he was not sure of it:

death,
Besides, she did intend confession

Would I not undergo for one calm look?
At Patrick's cell this even ; and there she was not:

O, 'tis the curse in love, and still approv'd,
These likelihoods confirm her flight from bence.

When women cannot love where they're belov’d,
Therefore, I pray you, stand not to discourse,

Sil. When Proteus cannot love where he's

belov'd.
Bit mount you presently; and meet with me
Ipon the rising of the mountain foot

Read over Julia's heart, thy first best love,
That leads towards Mantua, whither they are fled: For whose dear sake thou didst then rend 'thy faith
Despatch, sweet gentlemen, and follow me. (Exit. Into a thousand oaths; and all those oaths
Tau. Why, this it is to be a peevish girl,

Descended into perjury, to love me.
That flies her fortune when it follows her:

Thou hast no faith left now, unless thou hadst two,
I'll after; more to be revenged on Eglamour,

And that's far worse than none; better have none Than for the love of reckless, Silvia. [Exit.

Than plural faith, which is too much by one:
Pro. And I will follow, more for Silvia's love,

Thou counterfeit to thy true friend!
The hate of Eglamour, that goes with her. (Erit.

Pro.

In love,
Jul. And I will follow, more to cross that love,

Who respects friend?
Than hate for Silvia, that is gone for love. (Exit.

Sil.

All men but Proteus.

Pro. Nay, if the gentle spirit of moving words
CENE III.-- Frontiers of Mantua. The Forest. Can no way change you to a milder form,

I'll woo you like a soldier, at arms' end;
Enter Silvia and Outlaws.

And love you 'gainst the nature of love, force you.
Out. Come, come;

Sil. O heaven! be patient, we must bring you to our captain.

Pro.

I'll force thee yield to my desire. si!. A thousand more mischances than this one

Val. Ruffian, let go that rude uncivil touch; Have learn'd me how to brook this patiently.

Thou friend of an ill fashion ! 2 Out. Come, bring her away.

Pro.

Valentine! 1 Out. Where is the gentleinan that was with her?

Val. Thou common friend, that's without faith 3 out. Being nimble-footed, he hath out-run us, (For such is a friend now,) treacherous man!

or love,
Bat Moyses, and Valerius, follow him.
Go thou with her to the west end of the wood,

Thou hast beguil'd my hopes; nought but mine eyo
There is our captain; we'll follow him that's fled; Could have persuaded me: Now I dare not say
The thicket is beset, he cannot 'scape.

I have one friend alive; thou wouldst disprove me. 1 Out. Come, I must bring you to our captain's Who should be trusted now,

when one's right band

Is perjur'd to the hosom? Proteus,
Fear not; he bears an honorable mind,

I am sorry, I must never trust thee more,
And will not use a woman lawlessly.

But count the world a stranger for thy sake.
Sil. O Valentine, this I endure for thee! (Exeunt. The private wound is deepest : O time, most curst!

'Mongst all foes, that a friend should be the worst!
SCENE IV.- Another part of the Forest. Pro. My shame and guilt confound me.-
Enter VALENTINE.

Forgive me, Valentine: if hearty sorrow

Be a sufficient ransom for offence.
Val. How Use doth breed a habit in a man! I tender it here; I do as truly suffer,
This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods,

As e'er I did commit.
better brook than flourishing peopled towns:

Val.

Then I am paid;
Here can I sit alone, unseen of any,

And once again I do receive thee honest :
And, to the nightingale's complaining notes, Who by repentance is not satisfied,
Tune my distresses, and record * my woes.

Is nor of heaven, nor earth; for these are pleas'd:
O thou that dost inhabit in my breast,

By penitence the Eternal's wrath's appeas'd :Leave not the mansion so long tenantless;

And, that my love may appear plain and free,
Lest, growing ruinous, the building fail,

All that was mine in Silvia, I give thee.
And leave no memory of what it was!

Jul. O me unhappy!

Faints.
Repair me with thy presence, Silvia;

Pro. Look to the boy.
Thoa gentle nymph, cherish thy forlorn swain! Val. Why, boy! why, wag! how liuw? what is
What halloing, and what stir is this to-day ?

the matter?
Own
*Careless.
• Sing.

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Lok up; speak.

Come not within the measure of my wrath:) Jul.

O good sir, my master charg'd me Do not name Silvia thine; if once again, To delive a ring to madam Sílvia;

Milan shall not behold thee. Here she stands Which, out of my neglect, was never done. Take but possession of her with a touch ;Pro. Where is that ring, boy?

I dare thee but to breathe upon my love.Jul.

Here 'tis : this is it. (Gives a ring. Thu. Sir Valentine, I care not for her, I; Pro. How! let me see :

I hold him but a fool, that will endanger
Why this is the ring I gave to Julia.

His body for a girl that loves him not:
Jul. O, cry your mercy, sir, I have mistook; I claim her not, and therefore she is thine.
This is the ring you sent to Silvia.

Duke. The more degenerate and base art thou,

(Shows another ring. To make such means for her as thou hast done, Pro. But, how cam'st thou by this ring ? at my And leave her on such slight conditions.depart,

Now, by the honor of my ancestry, I gave this unto Julia.

I do applaud thy spirit, Valentine, Jul. And Julia herself did give it me;

And think thee worthy of an empress’ love. And Julia herself hath brought it hither.

Know then, I here forget all former griefs, Pro. How! Julia !

Cancel all grudge, repeal thee home again.Jul. Behold her that gave aim to all thy oaths, Plead a new state in thy unrivall’d merit, And entertain'd them deeply in her heart:

To which I thus subscribe, - sir Valentine, How oft hast thou with perjury cleft the root ?9 Thou art a gentleman, and well deriv’d; () Proteus, let this habit make thee blush!

Take thou thy Silvia, for thou hast deserv'd lier, Me thou asham'd, that I have took upon me

Val. I thank your grace; the gift hath made mne Such an immodest raiment; if shame live

happy. In a disguise of love:

I now beseech you, for your daughter's sake, It is the lesser blot, modesty finds,

To grant one boon that I shall ask of you. Women to change their shapes, than men their Duke. I grant it, for thine own, whate'er it be. minds.

Val. These banish'd men, that I have kept withal, Pro. Than men their minds? 'tis true: ( heaven! Are men endued with worthy qualities ;

Forgive them what they have committed bere, But constant, he were perfect: that one error And let them be recall'd from their exilo: Fills him with faults; makes him run through all | They are reformed, civil, full of good sins:

And fit for great employment, worthy lord. Inconstancy falls off, ere it begins:

Duke. Thou hast prevaild: I pardon them, and What is in Silvia's face, but I may spy

thee; More fresh in Julia's with a constant eye ?

Dispose of them, as thou know'st their deserts. Val. Coine, come, a hand from either :

Come, let us go; we will includes all jars Let me be blest to make this happy close; With triumphs, mirth, and rare solemnity; "Twere pity two such friends should be long foes. Val. And, as we walk along, I dare be bold, Pro. Bear witness, heaven, I have my wish for With our discourse to make your grace to smile:

What think you of this page, my lord ? Jul. And I have mine.

Duke. I think the boy hath grace in him: hu

blushes. Enter Outlaws, with DUKE and THURIO. Val. I warrant you, my lord; more grace than

boy. Out.

A prize, a prize, a prize! Duke. What mean you by that saying? Val. Forbear, I say ; it is my lord the duke. Vul. Please you, I'll tell you as we pass along, Your grace is welcome to a man disgrac'd,

That you will wonder what hath fortuned Banished Valentine.

Come, Proteus; 'tis your penance, but to hear Duke. Sir Valentine!

The story of your loves discovered: Thu. Yonder is Silvia; and Silvia's mine. That done, our day of marriage shall be yours; Val. Thurio, give back, or else embrace thy death: One feast, one house, one mutual happiness. 1 Direction.

Eceunt • An allusion to cleaving the pin in archery.

8 Length of my sword. . Interest onclude

were man

ever.

MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

Sin Jonx FALSTAFF.

Robin, Page to Falstaff. PESTOS.

SIMPLE, Servant to Slender. SHALLOW, a country Justice.

RUGBY, Servant to Dr. Caius. SLENDER, cousin to Shallow. wie . Prem; }two Gentlemen dwelling at Windsor. Mns. Ford.

MRS. PAGE. WILLIAM PAGE, a Boy, son to Mr. Page.

Mrs. ANNE Page, her Daughter, in love witt Sir Hugu Evans, u Welsh Parson.

Fenton.
Din. Cairs, a Frinch Physician.
Host of the Garter Inn.

Mrs. QUICKLY, Servant to Dr. Caius.
BARDOLPH,
PISTOL
Followers of Falstaff.

Servants to Page, Ford, &c.
EM,

SCENE, Windsor; and the parts adjacent.

ACT І.

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SCENE I.– Windsor. Before Page's House. /. Era. It is not meet the Council hear a riot: there Enter Justice Shallow, Slender, and Sir Hugu shall desire to hear the fear of Got, and not 10 hear Evans.

a riot; take your vizaments in that. Shil . Sir Huga, persuade me not; I will make

Shal. Ha! o' my life, if I were young again, the Nar-chamber matter of it; if he were twenty sword should end it. Bir John Falstaffs, he shall not abuse Robert Shal- end it: and there is also another device in my prain;

Eva. It is petter that friends is the sword, and Sen. In the county of Gloster, justice of peace, it: There is Anne 'Page, which is daughter to

which, peradventure, prings goot discretions with Shal. Ay, cousin Slender, and Cust-alorum..

master George Page, which is pretty virginity: Slen. Ay, and ratolorum too ; and a gentleman and speaks small like a woman:

Slen. Mistress Anne Page? She has brown hair, born, master parson; who writes himself armigero; in any bill, warrant, quittance, or obligation, armi.

Evi. It is that fery person for all the 'orld, as

just as you will desire: and seven hundred pounds Shal, Ay, that we do: and have done any time of monies, and gold, and silver, is her grandsire,

upon his death's bed (Got deliver to a joyful resurSien: All his successors, gone before him, have rections !) give, when she is able to overtake sevendocet; and all his ancestors, that conne after him. teen years old! it were a yoot motion, if we leave may: they may give the dozen white luces in their between master Abraham and mistress Anne Page:

our pribbles and prabbles, and desire a marriage Shal. It is an old coat.

Shal. Did her grandsire leave her seven hundred Era. The dozen white louses do become an old pounds! Cat well; it agrees well, passant: it is a familiar

Eva. Ay,and her father is make her a petter penny Deast to man, and signifies — love.

Shal. I know the young gentlewoman ; she has Shal. The luce is the fresh fish; the salt fish is good gifts.

Eva. Seven hundred pounds, and possibilities, Sen. I may quarter, coz?

is good gifts. Shil. You may, by marrying:

Shal. Well, let us see honest master Page: 19 Ee. It is marring indeed, if he quarter it.

Falstaff there? Stal. Not a whit.

Eva. Shall I tell you a lie? I do despise a liar Eruz . Yes, py'ra lady; if he has a quarter of

as I do despise one that is false; or as I despise Pour coat, there is but three skirts for yourself, in

one that is not true. The knight, sir John, is there. smple conjectures: but this is all one: if Sir and, I beseech you, be ruled by your well-willers John Falstaff have committed disparagements unto

I will peat the door (knocks for master Page. you. I am of the church, and will be glad to do my

What, hoa! pless your house here! serievolence, to make atonements and compromises

Enter PAGE.
Shal. The Council shall hear it; it is a riot. Page. Who's there?
A title formerly appropriated to chaplains.

Eva. Here is Got's plessing, and your friend,
Castos Roulorum.
By our

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and justice Shallow: and here young master Slen- Fal. Is this true. Pistol ?
der; that peradventures shall tell you another tale, Era. No; it is false, if it is a pick-purse.
if matters grow to your likings.

Pist. Ha. thou mountain-foreigner! - Sir John, Puge. I am glad to see your worships well: I

and master mine, thank you for ny venison, master Shallow. I combat challenge of this latten bilbo :?

Shal. Master Page, I ain glad to see you ; Much Word of denial in thy labrass here; good do it your good heart! I wished your venison Word of denial; froth and scum, thou liest. better; it was ill-killed:- How doth good mistress Slen. By these gloves, then 'twas he. Page! — and I love you always with my heart, la; Num. Be advised, sir, and pass good humors: I with my heart.

will say, marry trop, with you if you run the nutPage. Sir, I thank you.

hook’si humor on me; that is the very note of it. Shak Sir, I thank you; by yea and no, I do. Slen. By this fiat, then he in the red face had it: Prge. I am glad to see you, good master Slender. for though I cannot remember what I did when you

Slin. How does your fallow greyhound, sir? I made me drunk, yet I am not altogether an ass. heard say he was outrun at Cotsale.

Fal. What say you, Scarlet and John ? Prige. It could not be judged, sir.

Bar. Why, sir, for my part, I say, the gentlenian Slen. You'll not confess, you'll not confess. had drunk himself out of his five sentences.

Shal. That he will not;— tis your fault, 'tis your Era. It is his five senses: fie, what the ignofault: - 'Tis a good dog.

rance is! Page. A cur, sir.

Bar. And being fap, sir, was. as they say, Shal. Sir, he's a good dog, and a fair dog; Can cashier'd; and so conclusions passid the carrires: there be more said ? he is good, and fair.— Is sir Slen. Ay, you spake in Latin then too: but t's Jonin Fal-tail here?

no matter: I'll neer be drunk whilst I live again Puge. Sir, he is within ; and I would I could do but in honest, civil, godly company. for this trick: a yood oflice between you.

if I be drunk. I'll be drunk with those that have Era. It is spoke as a Christian ought to speak. the fear of God, and not with drunken knaves. Shal. He bath wrong`d me, master Page.

Eva. So Got 'udge me, that is a virtuous mind. Puge. Sir. he deth in some sort confess it.

Fal. You hear all these matters denied, gentleShal. If it be confessid, it is not redress'd; is not men; you hear it. that so, master Page? He hath wrongd me; indeed, he hath; - at a word, he hath; -- believe me; Enter Mistress ANNE PAGE with wine ; Mistress

Robert Shallow, esquire, saith, he is wrong'd.
Puge. Here comes sir John.

Ford and Mistress PAGE following.
Enter Sir John FALSTAFF, BARDOLPH, NIM, and Page. Nay, daughter, carry the wine in; we'll
PisroL.
drink within.

(Eri ANNE PAGE, Fal. Now, master Shallow, you'll complain of

Slen. ( heaven! this is mistress Anne Page. me to the king?

Page. How now, mistress Ford ? Shal. Knight, you have beaten my men, killed my wellmet: by your leave, good mistress. (Kissing her.

Ful. Mistress Ford, by my troth. you are very deer, and broke open my lodge. Ful. But not kiss'd your keeper's daughter.

Page. Wite, bid these gentlemen welcome: Shal. Tut, a pin! this shall be answer d. Come, we have a hot venison pasty to dinner:

Fal. I will answer it straight; — I have done all come. gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all this: - That is now answer'd.

unkindness. Shal. The council shall know this.

(Exeunt all but SHAL., SLENDER, and Evans Fal. 'Twere better for you, if it were known in

Slen. I had rather than forty shillings, I had my counsel: you'll be laugh'd at.

book of Songs and Sonnets here :Evn. Pauca rerba, sir John, good worts, Fal. Good worts !• good cabbage.- Slender, I

Enter SIMPLE. broke your head; What matter have you against me? Slen. Marry, sir, I have matter in my head wait on myself, must I? You have not The Bank

How now, Simple! where have you heen? I must against you; and against your coney-catching! me to the tavern, and made me drunk, and after to Alice Shortcake upon Allhallowmas last, a forirascals, Bardolph, Nym, and Pistol. They carried of Riddles about you, have you ?

Sim. Book of Riddles! why, did you not lend it wards picked my pocket.

night afore Michaelmas?, Bar. You Banbury cheese !

Shal. Come, coz; come, coz; we stay for you. Slen. Ay, it is no matter. Pist. How, now, Mephostophilus ?.

A word with you, coz; marry, this, coz; There is, Slen. Ay, it is no matter.

as 'twere a tender, a kind of tender, made afar ox Num. Slice, I say, pauca, pauca; slice! that's by sir Hugh here; - Do you understand me?

Slen. Ay, sir, you shall find me reasonable ; i* Slen. Where's Simple, my man? - can you tell,

it be so, I shall do that that is reason. cousin ?

Shal. Nay, but understand me.

Slen. So I do, sir. Era. Peace: I pray you! Now let us understand: There is three umpires in this matter as I under: will description the matter to you, if you be capa

Era. Give ear to his motions, master Slender: 1 stand: that is-master Page, fidelicet, master Page;

city of it. and there is myself, fidelicet myself; and the three party is, lastly and tinally, mine host

of the Gurter. I pray you, pardon me; he's a justice of peace in

Slen. Nay I will do as my cousin Shallow says: Page. We three, to hear it, and end it between his country, simple though I stand here:

them. Era. Fery goot: I will make a brief of it in my is concerning your marriage.

Era. But this is not the question; the question note-book; and we will aiterwards ’ork upon the cause, with as great discreetly as we can.

Shal. Ay, there's the point, sir. Fal Pistol,

Era. Marry, is it; the very point of it; to mis Pist. He hears with ears.

tress Anne Page.

Slen. Why, if it be so, I will marry her, upon Eva. The tevil and his tam! what phrase is this, fle hears with ear? Why, it is affeciations.

any reasonable demands. Fol. Pistol, did you pick master Slender's purse?

Eva. But can you affection the 'oman? Let us Slen. Ay, by these gloves, did he, (or I would i command to know that of your mouth. or of your might never come in mine own great chamber again lips; for divers philosophers hold, that the lips is else,) of seven groats in mill-sixpences, and two parcel of the mouth; - Therefore, precisely, can Edward shovel-boards, that cost ine two shillings you carry your good will to the maid?

Shal. ousin Abraham Slender, can you love her? and two pence a-piece of Yead Miller, by these gloves.

Slen. I hope, sir.-I will do, as it shall become

one that would do reason. (otswold in Gloucestershire.

Eva. Nay, Got's Jords and his larties! you must . Worts was the ancient naine of all the cabbage kind. * Sharpers. • Nothing but paring! 2 Blade as thin as a lath.

3 Lips . The name of an ugly spirit.

.1f you say I am a thief.

· Dran King Edward's shilling used in the game of shuffle- & The boundarf good behavior. board

TAn intended blunder.

very well.

sprak possitable, if you can carry her your desires house, which is the way: and there dwells pre towards her.

mistress Quickly, which is in the manner or his Shule That you must: Will you, upon good nurse, or his dry nurse, or his cook, or his laundry dowry, marry her!

his washer, and his wringer. S'en. I will do a greater thing than that, upon Sim. Well, sir. four request, cousin, in any reason.

Era. Nay, it is petter yet: give her this let Shul. Vay, conceive me, conceive me, sweet ter; for it is a 'oman that altogether's acquaintance enz; what I do, is to pleasure you, coz: Can you with inistress Anne Paye; and the letter is, to do love the maid!

sire and to require her to solicit your master's des Slen. I will marry her. fir, at your request; but sires to mistress Anne Page: I pray you beyone. if there be no great love in the beginning, yet I will make an end of my dinner; there's pippins heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, and cheese to come.

Exeuni. when we are married, and have more occasion to know one another: I hope, upon familiarity will

SCENE III.- A Room in the Garter Inn. grow more contempt; but if you say, marry her, I will marry her, that I am freely dissolved, and Enter Falstaff, Host, BARDOLPH, NYM, Pistol, dissolutely.

and Robix. Era. Ti is a fery discretion answer; save, the faul' is in the 'ort dissolutely: the 'ort is, according Fal. Mine host of the Garter, to our meaning, resolutely :- his meaning is good. Host. What says my bully-rook? Speak schol.

Shal. Ay, I think my cousin meant well. arly, and wisely.
Slen. Ay, or else I would I might be banged, la. Fal. Truly, mine host, I must turn away some
Re-enter ANNE PAGE.

of my followers.

Host. Discard, bully Hercules; cashier: let them Shal. Here comes fair mistress Anne:- Would / wag: trot, trot. I were young, for your sake, mistress Anne!

Fal. I sit at ten pounds a week. Anné. The dinner is on the table; my father Host. Thou art an emperor, Cæsar, Keisar, and desires your worships' company.

Pheezar. I will entertain Bardolph; he shall draw, Saal.' I will wait on him, fair mistress Anne.

he shall tap: said I well, bully Hector? Era. Od's plessed will! I will not be absence at Fal. Do so, good mine bost. the grace. [Éreunt SHALLOW anıl Sir H. Evans. Host. I have spoke; let him follow: Let me see

lume. Will't please your worship to come in, sir! thee froth, and lime: I am at a word; follow.. Slen. No, I thank you, forsooth, heartily; I am

[Erit Host,

Fal, Bardolph, follow him; a tapster is a good Anne. The dinner attends you, sir.

trade; an old cloak makes a new jerkin; a withSlen. I am not a-hungry, I thank you, forsooth: ered servingman, a fresh tapster; Go, adien. Go, sirrah, for all you are my man, go, wait upon Bar. It is a life that I have desired; I will thrive. mr cousin Shallow : (Erit SIMPLE.) A justice of

(Erit BARN. peare sometime may be beholden to his friend for

Pist. O base Gongarian' wight! wilt thou the amn:- 1 keep but three men and a boy yet, till spigot wield? my mother be dead: But what though? yet I live Num. He was gotten in drink: is not the humor ble a poor gentleman born.

conceited? His mind is not heroic, and there's the Anne. I may not go in without your worship: humor of it. they will not sit till you come.

Fal. I am glad I am so acquit of this tinder-box; sm. I faith, I'll eat nothing; I thank you as his thefts were too open: his filching was like an much as though I did.

unskilful singer, he kept not time. Anne. I pray you, sir, walk in.

Nym. The good humor is, to steal at a minute's Slen. I had rather walk here, I thank you: I rest." brused my shin the other day with playing at sword

Pist. Convey, the wise it call: Steal! foh, a fico. and dazzer with a master of fence, three veneyss for the phrase! for a dish of stewed prunes; and, by my troth, I Fal. Well, sirs, I am almost out at heels. cannot abide the smell of hot meat since. Why do Pist. Why then let kibes ensue. Four dogs bark so? be there bears i' the town? Fal. There is no remedy ; I must coney-catch; Anne. I think there are, sir; I heard them talked I must shift. cf.

Pist. Young ravens must have food. S'en. I love the sport well ; but I shall as soon Fal. Which of you know Ford of this town? quarrel at it as any man in England: - You are Pist. I ken the wight; he is of substance good. alraid, if you see the bear loose, are you not? Fol. My honest lads, I will tell you what I am Anne. Ay, indeed, sir.

about. S'en. That's meat and drink to me now: I have

Pist. Two yards and more. spen Sackerson loose, twenty times: and have

Fol. No quips now. Pistol; indeed I am in the taken him by the chain: but. I warrant you, the waist two yards about; but I am now about no Fomen have so cried and shriek'd at it, that it waste; I am about thrift. Brietly. I do mean to pidi- but women, indeed, cannot abide 'em; make love to Ford's wife; I spy entertainment in they are ill-favored, rough things.

her; she discourses, she carves, she gives the leer Re-enter PAGE.

of invitation; I can construe the action of her

familiar style; and the hardest voice of her behaPage. Come, gentle master Slender, come; wc vior, to be English d rightly, is, I am Sir John stay for you

Fulstoff:. Slen. I'll eat nothing; I thank you, sir.

Pist. He hath studied her well, and translated Paze. By cock and pye, you shall not choose, her well; out of honesty into English, sr: come, come.

Nym. The anchor is derp: will that humor pass? Slm. Nay, pray you, lead the way.

Fil. Now, the report goes, she has all the rule of Page. Come on, sir.

her husband's purse; she hath legions of angels.. Slen. Mistress Anne, yourself shall go first.

Pist. As many devils entertain; and, To her, Anne. Not I, sir. pray you, keep on.

bou, say I. Str. Truly, I will not go first; truly, la; I will Num. The humor rises; it is good: humor me not do you that wrong:

the angels. Anne. I pray you, sir.

Fal. I have writ me here a letter to her: and Slem. I'll rather be unmannerly than trouble here another to Page's wife; who even now zave Home; you do yourself wrong, indeed, la. (Exeunt. me good eyes too; examind my parts with most SCENE II.-The same.

judicious eyliads :s sometimes the beam of her view

gilded my foot, sometimes my portly belly. Enter Sir Hugu Evans and SIMPLE.

Pist. Then did the sun on Junghill shine. Era. Go your ways, and ask of Dr. Caius' Num. I thank thee for that humor.

Fal. (, she did so course o'er my exteriors with Three set-tos, bouts, or hits. "The game of a bear exhibited at Paris-Garden, South- 1 For Hungarian.

: Fi 1 Surpassed all expression.

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