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

Enter PROTEUS, 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, Thut. 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 ; Thi. 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. Thư. Wherefore

Val. How like a dream is this I see and hear! Jul

. That such an ass should owes them. (Aside. Love, lend me patience to forbear a while. (Asude. Pro That they are out by lease.

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

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

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

Sil. By thy approach thou mak'stine 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 presence.

(Aside. Thu. Not I.

Sil. Had I been seized by a hungry lion,
Pru.

Nor I.
Duke.
Saw you my daughter?

I would have been a breakfast to the beast,
Prii.

Neither.

Rather than have false Proteus rescue me. Dike. Why, then, she's fled unto that peasant o, heaven be judge how I love Valentine, Valentine;

Whose life's as tender to me as my soul; And Eglamo ir 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 perjurd Proteus; As he in penance wander'd through the forest:

Therefore begone, solicit me no more. Him 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: 0, 'tis the curse in love, and still approv'd, These likelihoods confirm her flight from hence.

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 Rat mount you presently; and meet with me

belov'd. l'pon the rising of the mountain foot

Read over Julia's heart, thy first best love, That leads towards Mantua, whither they are fled: Into a thousand oaths; and all those oaths

For whose dear sake thou didst then rend thy faith. Despatch, sweet gentlemen, and follow me. [Exit. Descended into perjury, to love me. T'au. Why, this it is to be a peevish girl, 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: Pre. And I will follow, more for Silvia's love,

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

Pro.

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

Who respects friend? l'han 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, Enter Silvia and Outlaws.

I'll woo you like a soldier, at arms' end;

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

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

Pro.

I'll force thee yield to my desire. SL. 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 ! ? Ondt. Come, bring her away.

Pro.

Valentine! 1 Out. Where is the gentleman 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! Bot Moyses, and Valerius, follow him. Go thou with her to the west end of the wood,

Thou hast beguild my hopes; nought but mine eye 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. | Out. Come, I must bring you to our captain's Who should be trusted now, when one's right hand cave;

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 : 0 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.

Forgive me, Valentine: if hearty sorrow
Enter VALENTINE,

Be a sufficient ransom for offence,
Pal. 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 fourishing 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 pleasid: Othou 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 fall,

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 now? what u
What halloing, and what stir is this to-day ?

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Come not within the measure of my wrath:3 Jul.

(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, ! ; 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 meanse 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 berself 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 entertaind them deeply in her heart: To which I thus subscribe, sir Valentine,
How oft hast thou with perjury cleft the root ?? 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, Pe thou asham'd, that I have took upon me

Val. I thank your grace; the gift hath made ine 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; were man

Forgive them what they have committed here, But constant, he were perfect: that one error And let them be recall d from their exile : 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. Come, 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: he

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. Val. Please you, I'li tell you as we pass along, Your grace is welcome to a man disyrac'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; Va'. Thurio, give back, or else embrace thy death; One feast, one house, one mutual happiness. 1 Direction.

! Eceunt . de allusion to cleaving the pin in archery. 8 Length of my sword. • Interest Ci aclude

ever.

MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

Ein Johx FALSTAFF.

Robin, Page to Falstaff. Estos.

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

RUGBY, Servant to Dr. Caius.
SLENDER, cousin to Shallow.
ME. FORD,
MR. PAGE,
two Gentlemen dwelling at Windsor. MRS. FORD.

Mrs. PAGE.
WILLIAX PAGE, a Boy, son to Mr. Page.
Sr Hugh Evans, a Welsh Parson.

Mrs. ANNE PAGE, her Daughter, in love witt

Fenton.
Dr. Caits, a Frinch Physician.
Host of the Garter Inn.

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

Servants to Page, Ford, $c.
Nix,

SCENE, Windsor ; and the parts adjacent.

ACT I.

SCENE I.-Windsor. Before Page's House. 1 Eva. It is not meet the Council hear a riot: there

is no fear of Got in a riot; the Council, loon you, Enter Justice SHALLOW, SLENDER, and Sir Hugh shall desire to hear the fear of Got, and not to hear Evans.

a riot; take your vizamentse in that. Sial. Sia Hoga, persuade me not; I will make

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

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

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

master George Page, which is pretty virginity: Slea. Ay, and ratolorum too; and a gentleman

Slen. Mistress Anne Page? She has brown hair, barn, master parson; who writes himself armigero;

and speaks small like a woman. in any bill, warrant, quittance, or obligation, ärmi- just as you will desire : and seven hundred pounds

Evů. It is that fery person for all the 'orld, as Shal. Ay, that we do: and have done any time of monies, and gold, and silver, is her grandsire, these three hundred years.

upon his death's bed (Got deliver to a joyfal resurSlen. All his successors, gone before him, have rections!) give, when she is able to overtake sevendonet; and all his ancestors, that come after him, teen years old: it were a goot motion, if we leave may: they may give the dozen white luces in their our pribbles and prabbles, and desire a marriage

between master Abraham and mistress Anne Page. Skal. It is an old coat.

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

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

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

Eva. Seven hundred pounds, and possibilities, den. I may quarter, coz!

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

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

Falstaff there? Shal. Not a whit.

Eva. Shall I tell you a lie? I do despise a liar Ed. Yes, py'r lady; if he has a quarter of as I do despise one that is false; or as I despise Four coal, there is but three skirts for yourself, in one that is not true. The knight, sir John, is there ay simple 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! Senevolence, to make atonements and compromises between you.

Enter Page. Shal. The Council shall hear it; it is a riot. Page. Who's there? 1 A title formerly appropriated to chaplains.

Eva. Here is Got's plessing, and your friend, * Custas Rotulorum. * By our.

• Adrisement.

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, Page. I am glad to see your worships well: I

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

Shal. Master Page, I am glad to see you ; Much Word of denial in thy labras here; good do it your good heart! I wished your venison Word of denial; froth and scum, thou liest. hetter; 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; Nym. Be advised, sir, and pass good humors: I with my heart.

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

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

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

Fal. What say you, Scarlet and John ! Page. It could not be judged, sir.

Bar. Why, sir, for my part, I say, the gentlen.an 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 Eva. It is his five senses: tie, what the igno. fault: '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 pass'd the careires. there be more said ? he is good, and fair.— Is sir Slen. Ay, you spake in Latin then too: but 't's John Falstaff here?

no matter: I'll ne'er be drunk whilst I live again Page. Sir, he is within; and I would I could do but in honest, civil, godly company, for this trick: a good office 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 hath wrongd me, master Page.

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

Fal. You hear all these matters denied, gentleShal. If it be confess'd, it is not redress'd; is not men; you hear it. that so, master Page? He hath wrong'd 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 Joux FalstAFF, BARDOLPH, Nym, and Page. Nay, daughter, carry the wine in; we'll
PISTOL.
drink within

(Erit 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 well met: by your leave. good mistress. Kissing her.

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

Page, Wife, 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 huet SHAL., SLENDER, (Ind 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 :Eva. Pauca verba, sir John, good worts. Fal. Good worts !• good cabbage.- Slender, I

Enter SIMPLE. broke your head; What matter have you against me? How now, Simple! where have you heen? I must

Slen. Marry, sir, I have matter in my head wait on myself, must I? You have not The Buk against you; and against your coney-catching! rascals, Bardolph, Nym, and Pistol. They carried of Riddles about you, have you? me to the tavern, and made me drunk, and after to Alice Shortcake upon Allhallowmas last, a fort

Sim. Book of Riddles! why, did you not lend it wards picked my pocket. Bar.' You Banbury cheese!.

night afore Michaelmas ? Slen. Ay, it is no matter.

Shal. Come, coz; come, coz; we stay for you. 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 of Num. Slice, I say, pauca, pauca ; slice! that's by sir Hugh here; - Do you understand me? iny humor.

Slen. Ay, sir, you shall find me reasonable ; <* Slen. Where's Simple, my man ?-can you tell, it he so, I shall do that that is reason. cousin ?

Shal. Nay, but understand me. Era. Peace: I pray you! Now let us understand:

Slen. So I do, sir. There is three umpires in this matter as I unders 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 finally, mine host of the

Garter. 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

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

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

Eva. Marry, is it; the very point of it; to misPist. He hears with ears.

tress Anne Page. Era. The tevil and his tam! what phrase is this,

Slen. Why, if it be so, I will marry her, upon fle hears with ear? Why, it is affectations.

any reasonable demands. Fal. 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 inouth, 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? and two pence a-piece of Yead Miller, by these

Shal. Cousin Abraham Slender, can you love her?

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

one that would do reason. (otswold in Gloucestershire. • Worts was the ancient name of all the cabbage kind.

Eva. Nay, Got's lords and his lacties! you must Sharpers. & Nothing but paring!

Blade as thin as a Jach.

: Lips . The name of an ugly spirit.

• If you say I am a thief.

• Drunk King Edward's shilling used in the game of shuffle- • The bounds of gnod behavior. board

"An intended blunder.

speak 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 Shab That you must: Will you, upon good nurse, or his dry nurse, or his cook, or his lauudry dowry, marry her!

his washer, and his wringer. Slen. I will do a greater thing than that, upon Sim. Well, sir. Four request, cousin, in any reason.

Eva. Nay, it is petter yct:_give her this let Sial. Say, conceive me, conceive me, sweet ter; for it is a 'oman that altogether's acquaintance Coz; what I do, is to pleasure you, coz: Can you with mistress Anne Page; and the letter is, to do jore the maid ?

sire and to require her to solicit your master's des Slen. I will marry her pir, 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 hearen may decrease it upon better acquaintance, and cheese to come. when we are married, and have more occasion to

[Exeuni. 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. Era. It is a fery discretion answer; save, the

and Robin. ful' 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.

Stal. Ay, I think my cousin meant well. arly, and wisely.
Slen. Ay, or else I would I might be hanged, 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 unds a week. Anne. The dinner is on the table; my father Host. Thou art an emperor, Cæsar, Keisar, and des res your worships' company.

Pheezar. I will entertain Bardolph; he shall draw,
Shal.' 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 host.
the race. (Ereunt SHALLOW and Sir H. Evans. Host. I have spoke; let him follow : Let me see

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

(Erit Host. very well.

Fal. Bardolph, follow him; a tapster is a good Anre. 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. De cousin Shallow: [Erit SIMPLE.) A justice of

(Erit BARN. peace souetime may be beholden to his friend for Pist. O base Gongarian' wight! wilt thou tbe i mn:- 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 gotien in drink: is not the humor Ite 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; Slen. I faith, I'll eat nothiag; I thank you as his thefts were too open: his filching was like an buch 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. bruised my shin the other day with playing at sword Pist. Convey, the wise it call: Steal ! foh, a fico. and dagger with a master of fence, three veneys 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. your 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. Slen. 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. afraid, if you see the bear loose, are you not? Fal. My honest lads, I will tell you what I am Anne. Ay, indeed, sir.

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

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

Fal. 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 women have so cried and shriek'd at it, that it waste; I am about thrift. Briefly, I do mean to par'dı — 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 behaPagt. Come, gentle master Slender, come; wc vior, to be English d rightly, is, I am Sir John say for you

Falstaff's. ślen. I'll eat nothing; I thank you, sir.

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

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

Fal. 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. Slen. Truly. I will not go first; truly, la; I will Nym. The humor rises; it is good: humor me Det do you that wrong:

the angels. Anné. I pray you, sir.

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

judicious eyliads :: 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 dunghill shine.

Nym. I thank thee for that humor. Ere. Go your ways, and ask of Dr. Caius'

Fal. O, she did so course o'er my exteriors with Taree set-tos, bouts, or hits. *The name of a bear exhibited at Paris-Garden, South- 3 For Hungarian.

: Fid vszk. 1 Surpassed all expression.

Gold Coin.

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