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Slen. Mistress Anne Page? She has brown hair, and Fal. ’T were better for you if it were known in cours sreaks small like a woman.

sel ; you 'll be laughed at. Cva. It is that fery person for all the ‘orld, as just as Eva. Pauca verba, sir John, goot worts. you will desire; and seven hundred pounds of moneys, Fal. Good worts ! good cabbage. Slender, I broke und gold, and silver, is her grandsire upon his death's your head; What matter have you against me! bed (Got deliver to a joyful resurrections !) give, when Slen. Marry, sir, I have matter in my head against she is able to overtake seventeen years old : it were a yon; and against your coney-catching rascals, Bar. goot motion if we leave our pribbles and prabbles, and dolph, Nym, and Pistol. [They carried me to the tadesire a marriage between master Abraham and mistress vern and made me drunk, and afterwards picked my Anne Page.

pocket.] Shal. Did her grandsire leave her seven hundred Bard. You Banbury cheese ! pound?

Slen. Ay, it is no matter. Eva. Ay, and her father is make her a petter penny.

Pist. How Mephostophilus ? Shal. I know the young gentlewoman; she has Slen. Ay, it is no matter. good gifts.

Nym. Slice, I say! pauca, pauca ; slice! that's my Eva Seven hundred pounds, and possibilities, is goot humour. gifts.

Slen. Where 's Simple, my man ?—can you tell, Shal. Weil, let us see honest master Page: Is Fale cousin ? stafl' there?

Eva. Peace : I pray you! Now let us understand : Eva. Shall I tell you a lie? I do despise a liar as I There is three umpires in this matter, as I understand : do despise one that is false; or as I despise one that is that is-master Page, fidelicet, master Page; and there not true. The knight, sir John is there; and, I be is myselt, fidelicet, myself; and the three party is, seech you, he ruled by your well-willers. I will peat lastly and finally, mine host of the Garter. the door (knocks] for master Page. What, hoa ! Got Page. We three, to hear it and end it between pless your house here!

them.

Eva. Fery goot : I will make a prief of it in my Enter PAGE.

note-book; and we will afterwards ‘ork upon the cause Page. Who's there?

with as great discreetly as we can. Eva. Here is Got's plessing, and your friend, and Fal. Pistoljustice Shallow : and here young master Slender; that, Pist. He hears with ears. peradventures, shall tell you another tale, if matters Eva. The tevil and his tam! what phrase is this, grow to your likings.

“ He hears with ear"? Why, it is atiectations. Page. I am glad to see your worships well : I thank Fal. Pistol, did you pick master Slender s purse ? you for my venison, master Shallow.

Slen. Ay, by these gloves, did he, (or I would I miglit Shal. Master Page, I am lad to see you ; Much never come in mine own great chamber again else,) of good do it your good heart! I wished your venison seven groats in mill-sixpences, and two Edward shovelbetter ; it was ill killed :-How doth good mistress boards, that cost me two shilling and two pence a-piece Page ?-and I thank you always with my heart, la ; of Yead Miller, by these gloves. with my heart

Fal. Is this true, Pistol ? Page. Sir, I thank you.

Eva. No; it is false, if it is a pick-purse. Shal. Sir, I thank you ; by yea and no,

I do.

Pist. Ha, thou mountain-foreigner -Sir John and Page. I am glad to see you, good master Slender.

master mine, Slen. How does your fallow greyhound, sir? I heard | I combat challenge of this latten bilbo :c say he was outrun on Cotsall.

Word of denial in thy labras d here; Page. It could not be judged, sir.

Word of denial : froth and scum, thou liest! Slen. You 'll not confess, you 'll not confess.

Slen. By these gloves, then 't was he. Shal. That he will not :— 't is your fault, 't is your Nym. Be advised, sir, and pass good humours; I will fault :-'T is a good dog.

say, “marry trap," with you, if you run the nuthook's Page. A cur, sir.

humour on me : that is the very note of it. Shal. Sir, he's a good dog, and a fair dog; Can Slen. By this hat, then, he in the red face had it : there be more said ? he is good, and fair. Is sir John for though I cannot remember what I did when you Falstaff here?

made me drunk, yet I am not altogether an ass. Page. Sir, he is within; and I would I could do a

Fal. What say you, Scarlet and John ? good office between you.

Bard. Why, sir, for my part, I say, the gentleman Eva. It is spoke as a christians ought to speak. had drunk himself out of his five sentences. Shal. He hath wronged me, master Page.

Eva. It is his five senses : fie, what the ignorance is. Page. Sir, he doth in some sort confess it.

Bard. And being fap,' sir, was, as they say, cashiered ; Shal. If it be confessed it is not redressed ; is not and so conclusions passed the careers. that so, master Page? He hath wronged me; indeed, Slen. Ay, you spake in Latin then too; but 't is no he hath ;-at a word he hath ;-believe me; Robert matter : I 'll ne'er be drunk whilst I live again, but in Sallow, esquire, saith he is wronged.

honest, civil, godly company, for this trick : if I be Page. Here comes sir John.

drunk, I 'll be drunk with those that have the fear of Enter Sir John Falstaff, BARDOLPH, Nym, and

God, and not with drunken knaves.
PISTOL.

# Worts was the generic name of cabbages; we have still

cole-tort. Fil. Now, master Shallow ; you 'll complain of me Concy-catcher was synonymous with sharper. to the king?

Bilbo is a sword; a latten bilbo-a sword made of a thin Shal. Kniglıt, you have beaten my men,

killed
my

latten plate. reer, and broke open my lodge.

Labras-lips; “word of denial in thy labras" is equira

lent !o “the lie in thy teeth.". tal. But not kissed your keeper's daughter.

The nuthvok was used by the thief to book portable commoShal. Tut, a pin! this shall be answered.

dities out of a window,--and thus Nym, in his queer fashion, Fal. I will answer it straight;-I have done all this :

means, “if you say I'm a thief." That is now answered.

" Fap-a cant word fur drunk.

& Careers. To the manège to run a career was to gallopa Shal. The council shall know this.

horse vio eatly backwards and forwards.

En. So Got 'udge me, that is a virtuous mind. Eva. It is a fery discretion answer; save, the faul' 19

Fal. You hear all these matters denied, gentlemen; in the 'ort dissolutely: the 'ort is, according to our you hear it.

meaning, resolutely ;-his meaning is good.

Shal. Ay, I think my cousin meant well.
Enter MISTRESS ANNE Page, with wine ; MISTRESS
Ford and MISTRESS Page following.

Slen. Ay, or else I would I might be hanged, la.

Re-enter Anne Page. Page. Nay, daughter, carry the wine in ; we 'll drink within.

[Exit Anne PAGE. Shal. Here comes fair mistress Anne :-Would I Slen. O Heaven! this is mistress Anne Page. were young for your sake, mistress Anne! Page. How now, mistress Ford ?

Anne. The dinner is on the table; my father desires Feł

. Mistress Ford, by my troth, you are very well your worship's company; met: by your leave, good mistress. [Kissing her. Shal. I will wait on him, fair mistress Anne.

Page. Wife, bid these gentlemen welcome : Come, Eva. Od's plessed will! I will not be absence at the we have a bot venison pasty to dinner ; come, gentle. grace.

[Exeunt SHAL. and Sir H. Evans. mnen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness. Anne. Will 't please your worship to come in, sir ?

(Exeunt all but Shal., S1.EN., and EVANS. Slen. No, I thank you, forsooth, heartily; I am very Slen. I had rather than forty shillings, I had my well. book of Songs and Sonnets here :

Anne. The dinner attends you, sir.
Enter SIMPLE.

Slen. I am not a-hungry, I thank you, forsooth. Go,

sirrah, for all you are my man, go, wait upon my cousin How now, Simple! Where have you been? I must Shallow : [Exit Simple.) A justice of peace sometime Fait on myself, must I? You have not the Book of may be beholden to his friend for a man :- I keep but Riddles' about you, have you?

three men and a boy yet, till my mother be dead : But Sim. . Book of Riddles'? why, did you not lend it what though? yet I live like a poor gentleman born. to Alice Shortcake upon Allhallowmas last, a fortnight Anne. I may not go in without your worship : they afore Michaelmas ?

will not sit till you come. Shal. Come, coz; come, coz; we stay for you. A Slen. l'faith, I 'll eat nothing; I thank you as much word with you, coz: marry, this, coz ; There is, as 't as though I did. were, a tender, a kind of tender, made afar off by sir Anne. I pray you, sir, walk in. Hugh here :-Do you understand me?

Slen. I had ratber walk here, I thank you ; I bruised Slen. Ay, sir, you shall find me reasonable ; if it be my shin the other day with playing at sword and dagger $, I shall do that that is reason.

with a master of fence, three veneys for a dish of stewed Skal. Nay, but understand me.

prunes; and, by my troth, I cannot abide the smell of Slen. So I do, sir.

hot meat since. Why do your dogs bark so ? be there Eva. Give ear to his motions, master Slender: I will bears i' the town. description the matter to you, if you be capacity of it. Anne. I think there are, sir; I heard them talked of.

Slen. Nay, I will do as my cousin Shallow says : I Slen. I love the sport we'l; but I shall as soon quarpray you, pardon me; he 's a justice of peace in his rel at it, as any man in England :-You are afraid if country, simple though I stand here.

you see the bear loose, are you not? Era. But that is not the question ; the question is Anne. Ay, indeed, sir. concering your marriage.

Slen. That's meat and drink to me now: I have Shal. Ay, there 's the point, sir.

seen Sackerson loose twenty times ; and have taken him Era. Marry, is it; the very point of it; to mistress by the chain : but, I warrant you, the women have so Anne Page.

cried and shrieked at it, that it passed : 4--but women, Sien. Why, if it be so I will marry her, upon any indeed, cannot abide 'em; they are very ill-favoured reasonable demands.

rough things. Era. But can you affection the 'oman?

Let us

Re-enter PAGE. command to know that of your mouth or of your lips ; Page. Come, gentle master Slender, come; we wait for divers pluilosophers hold that the lips is parcel of the for you. mouth :-Therefore, precisely, can you carry your good Slen. I 'll eat nothing, I inank you, sir. will to the maid ?

Page. By cock and pye, you shall not choose, sir : Skal. Cousin Abraham Slender, can you love her ?

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

Slen. Nay, pray you, lead the way. that would do reason.

Page. Come on, sir. Era. Nay, Got's lords and bis ladies, you must Slen. Mistress Anne, yourself shall go first. speak possitable, if you can carry her your desires Anne. Not I, sir; pray you, keep on. towards ber.

Slen. Truly, I will not go first; truly, la: I will Shal. That you must : Will you, upon good dowry, not do you that wrong. tharry bert

Anne. I pray you, sir. Slen. I will do a greater thing than that, upon your Slen. I 'll rather be unmannerly than troublesome; request, cousin, in any reason.

you do yourself wrong, indeed, la.

[Exeunt. Shal. Nay, conceive me, conceive me, sweet coz; abat I do is to pleasure you, coz: Can you love the

SCENE II.-The same.

Enter Sir Hugi Evans and SIMPIE. Sen. I will marry her, sir, at your request ; but if there be no great love in the beginning, yet Heaven house, -- which is the way: and there dwells one mis

Eva. Go your ways, and ask of b Doctor Caius' may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another; his dry nurse, or his cook, or his laundry,' his wastier,

tress Quickly, which is in the manner of his nurse, or but if you say, “ marry her," I will marry her, that'l and his wringer. son freely dissolved. and dissolutely.

a It passed-it surpassed; or, it passed expression—a coma:on

mode of referring to something extraordinary: Paten,'. The folio reads amtent—the word which Slender b of Dr. Caius' house-ask for Dr. Caius' house-ask whict that to the. But the poor soul was thinking of his copy.book

is the way: alates too much familiarity breeds contempt."

Laundry. Sir Hugh means to say launder, or laundress.

Sim. Well, sir.

Pist. Then did the sun on dwighill shine. Eva. Nay, it is petter yet :-give her this letter; for Nym. I thank thee for that humour. it is a 'oman that altogether 's acquaintance with mis- Fal. O, she did so course o'er my exteriors with tress Anne Page: and the letter is, to desire and require such a greedy intention, that the appetite of her eye did her to solicit your master's desires to mistress Anne seem to scorch me up like a burning-glass! Here's Page: I pray you, begone; I will make an end of my another letter to her : she bears the purse too : she is a dinner; there's pippins and cheese to come. (Exeunt. region in Guiana, all gold and bounty. I will be

cheater to them both, and they shall be exchequers to SCENE III.-A Room in the Garter Inn.

me;' they shall be my East and West Indies, and I Enter Falstaff, Host, BARDOLPH, Nyu, Pistol,

will trade to them both. Go, bear thou this letter to and Robin.

mistress Page; and thou this to mistress Ford : we will

thrive, lads, we will thrire. Fal. Mine host of the Garter,

Pist. Shall I sir Pandarus of Troy become, Host. What says my bully-rook? Speak scholarly And by my side wear steel ? then, Lucifer take all ! and wisely.

Nym. I will run no base humour : here, take the Fal. Truly, mine host, I must turn away some of humour letter; I will keep the 'haviour of reputation. my followers

Fal. Hold, sirrah, (to Rox.] bear you these letters Host. Discard, bully Hercules; cashier : let them

tightly; ; wag ; trot, trot.

Sail like my pinnace to these golden shores.Fal. I sit at ten pounds a week.

Rogues, hence, avaunt! vanish like hailstunes, gy; Host. Thou 'rt an emperor, Cæsar, Keisar, and Trudge, plod away i' the hoof; seek shelter, pack! Pheezar. I will entertain Bardolph; he shall draw, he Falstaff will learn the honour of the age, shall tap: said I well, bully Hector?

French thrift, you rogues ; myself, and skirted page. Fal. Do so, good mine host.

[Exeunt Falstaff and ROBIN Host. I have spoke; let him follow: Let me see thee Pist. Let vultures gripe thy guts ! for gourd and froth, and live: I am at a word ; follow. (Exit Host.

fullam bolds, Fal. Bardolph, follow him : a tapster is a good And high and low beguile the rich and poor; trade: an old cloak makes a new jerkin; a withered | Tester I 'll have in pouch, when thou shalt lack, servingman a fresh tapster : Go; adieu.

Base Phrygian Turk! Bard. It is a life that I have desired ; I will thrive.

Nym. I have operations, which be humours of revenge

[Exit Bard. Pist. Wilt thou revenge ? Pist. O base Hungarian wight! wilt thou the spigot

Nym. By welkin, and her star! wield?

Pist. With wit, or steel ? Nym. He was gotten in drink: Is not the humour

Nym. With both the humours, I : conceited ? [His mind is not heroic, and there 's the I will discuss the humour of this love to Ford. humour of it.]

Pist. And I to Page shall eke unfold, Fal. I am glad I am so acquit of this tinder-box;

How Falstaff, varlet vile, his thefts were too open ; his filching was like an un

His dove will prove, his gold will hold, skilful singer,—he kept not time.

And his soft couch defile. Nym. The good humour is to steal at a minute's rest.

Nym. My humour shall not cool: I will incense Pist. Convey, the wise it call: Steal! foh ; a fico Ford to deal with poison ; I will possess him with yelfor the phrase.

lowness, for the revolt of mien is dangerous : that is my Fal. Well, sirs, I am almost out at heels.

true humour. Pist. Why, then let kibes ensue.

Pist. Thou art the Mars of malcontents : I second Fal. There is no remedy; I must coney-catch; I thee; troop on.

[Exeunt. must shift. Pist. Young ravens must have food.

SCENE IV.-A Room in Dr. Caius's House. Fal. Which of you know Ford of this town? Pist. I ken the wight; he is of substance good.

Enter Mrs. QuickLY, SIMPLE, and Rugby. Ful. My honest lads, I will tell you what I am Quick. What : John Rugby !- I pray thee, gu to the about.

casement, and see if you can see my master, master Pist. Two yards, and more. Fal. No quips now,

doctor Caius, coming : if he do, i' faith, and find any. Pistol : Indeed I am in the body in the house, here will be an old abusing of God's waist two yards about; but I am now about no waste; patience and the king's English. I am about thrift. Briefly, I do mean to make love to

Rug. I 'll go watch.

[Exit RUGBY. Ford's wife; I spy entertainment in her; she discourses,

Quick. Go; and we 'll have a posset for 't soon at she carves, she gives the leer of invitation : I can con- night, in faith, at the latter end of a sea-coal fire.

An strue the action of her familiar style; and the hardest honest, willing, kind fellow, as ever servant shall come voice of her behaviour, to be Englished rightly, is, I am

in house withal; and, I warrant you, no tell-tale, nor sir John Falstaff's.

no breed-bate :d his worst fault is that he is given to Pist. He hath studied her will, and translated her will, out of honesty into English.

prayer; he is something peevish that way ; but noloily

but' has his fault;—but let that pass. Peter Simple Nym. The anchor is deep: Will that humour pass ? Fal. Now, the report goes she has all the rule of ber you say your naine is ?

Sim. Ay, for fault of a better. husband's purse; he hath a legion of angels.

Quick. And master Slender 's your master ? Pist. As many devils entertain; and, “ To her, boy,"

Sim. Ay, forsooth. Nym. The humour rises ; it is good: humour me glover's paring knife?

Quick. Does he not wear a great round beard, like a the angels. Fal. I have writ me here a letter to her : and here

a The escheators, oflicers of the eacheguer, were popularly another to Page's wife; who even now gave me good called cheaters. eyes too; examined my parts with most judicious bo Tightiy-briskly, clererly. eyliails; sometimes the beam of her view gilded my

Gourd, fullam, high, and kw, were cant terms for sale nie

Pistol will have his tester iu porch by cheating at play. foot, sometiines my portly belly.

Bate is strise. It is "debate."

say I.

Sim. No, forsoot'ı : be hath but a little wee face, w melancholy.—But notwithstanding, man, I'll do with a little yellow beard ; a cane-coloured beard. your master what good I can: and the very yen and Quick. A softly-sprighted man, is he not?

the no is, the French doctor, my master,-- I may call Sim. Ay, forsooth: but he is as tall a man of his him my master, look you, for I keep his house; and I hands as any is between this and his head; he hath wash, wring, brew, bake, scour, dress meat and drink, fought with a warrener.

make the beds, and do all myself :Quick. How say you ?-0, I should remember him: Sim. 'T is a great charge to come under one body's Does lie not hold up his head, as it were ? and strut in hand. his gait!

Quick. Are you avised o' that? you shall find it a Sim. Yes, indeed, does he.

great charge: and to be up early and down late ;--but Quick. Well, Heaven send Anne Page no worse for- notwithstanding, (to tell you in your ear; I would tune! Tell master parson Evans I will do what I can have no words of it,) my master himself is in love with for your master : Anne is a good girl, and I wish- mistress Anne Page: but notwithstanding that, I know

Anne's mind,- that's neither here nor there.
Re-enter RUGBY.

Caius. You jack'nape; give-a dis letter to sir Hugh; Rug. Out, alas! here comes my master.

by gar, it is a challenge: I vill cut his troat in de park; Quick

. We shall all be shent : Run in here, good and I vill teach a scurvy jack-a-nape priest to meddle young man; go into this closet. (Shuts SIMPLE in the

or make :—you may be gone; it is not good you tarry closet.), He will not stay long.–What, John Rugby! here :— by gar, I vill cut all his two stones ; by gar, be

[Erit Sim. John, what Jolin, I say!' Go, John, go inquire for thy shall not have a stone to trow at his dog. inaster ; I doubt he be not well, that he comes not

Quick. Alas, he speaks but for his friend.

Caiu koine :-And down, down, adoun-&, &c. [Sings.

It is no matter-a for dat :-do not you tell-a

me dat I shall have Anne Page for myself ?-by gar, Enter Doctor CAIUS.

I vill kill de Jack priest; and I have appointed mine

host of de Jarterre to measure our weapon :-by gar, I Caius. Vat is you sing? I do not like dese toys; vill myself have Anne Page. Pray you, go and vetch me in my closet un boitier verd;

Quick. Sir, the maid loves you, and all shall be a box, a green-a box; Do intend vat I speak ? a green-a well : we must give folks leave to prate : What, the box.

good-jer! Quick. Ay, forsooth, I 'll fetch it you. I am glad he Caius. Rugby, come to the court vid me :-By gar, Fent not in himself: if he had found the young man, if I have not Ånne Page, I shall turn your head out of he would have been hom-mad.

[Aside.

my door :—Follow my heels, Rugby. Caius. Fe, fe, fe, fe! ma foi, il fait fort chaud. Je

[Exeunt Caius and Rugby. m'en taie à la cour, la grande affaire.

Quick. You shall have An fool's-head of your own. Quick. Is it this, sir ?

No, I know Anne's inind for that : never a woman in Caius. Ouy; mette le au mon pocket; Depêche, Windsor knows more of Anne's mind than I do: nor quickly :-Vere is dat knave Rugby?

can do more than I do with her, I thank Heaven. Quick. What, John Rugby! John!

Fent. (Within.] Who is within there? ho! Rug. Here, sir.

Quick. Who's there, I trow? Come near the house, Caius. You are John Rugby, and you are Jack I

pray you. Rugby : Come, take-a your rapier, and come after my heel to the court.

Enter FENTON. Rug. 'T is ready, sir, here in the porch.

Fent. How now, good woman; how dost thou ? Caius. By my trot, I tarry too long ;-Od's me! Quick. The better that it pleases your good worship Qu'ay joublié ? dere is some simples in my closet dat to ask. I vill not for the varld I shall leave behind.

Fent. What news ? how does pretty mistress Anne? Quick. Ah me! he 'll find the young man there, and Quick. In truth, sir, and she is pretty, and honest, be mad!

and gentle; and one that is your friend, I can tell you Caius. O diable, diable! vat is in my closet ?- that by the way; I praise Heaven for it. Villainy! iarron! (Pulling SIMPLE out.] Rugby, Fent. Shall I do any good, think'st thou ? Shall I my rapier.

not lose my suit ? Quick, Good master, be content.

Quick. Troth, sir, all is in His hands above: but noi. Caius. Verefore shall I be content-a ?

withstanding, master Fenton, I 'll be sworn on a hooli, Quick. The young man is an honest man.

she loves you :-Have not your worship a wart ahore. Caius. Vat shall de honest man do in my closet ? dere is no bonest man dat shall come in my closet.

Fent. Yes, marry, have I ; what of that? Quick. I beseech you, be not so flegmatick; hear the

Quick. Well, thereby hangs a tale ;-good faith, it is trath of it: He came of an errand to me from parson such another Nan;-but, I detest, an honest maid as Hugh

ever broke bread ;-We had an hour's talk of that wart : Caiua. Vell.

-I shall never laugh but in that maid's company! Sim. Ay, forsooth, to desire her to

But, indeed, she is given too much to allicholly and Quick. Peace, I pray you. Caius. Peace-a your tongue :—Speak-a your tale.

musing : But for you—Well, go to.

Fent. Well, I shall see her to-day ; Hold, there is Sim. To desire this honest gentlewoman, your maid, money for thee ; let me have thy voice in my behalf : to speak a good word to Mrs. Anne Page for my master, if thou seest her before me, commend me. in te way of marriage.

Quick. Will I? i' faith, that we will; and I will tell Quick. This is all, indeed, la ; but I 'll ne'er put my your worship more of the wart, the next time we have friger in the fire, and need not.

confidence; and of other wooers. Caius. Sir Hugh send-a you ?—Rugby, baillez me Fent. Well, farewell; I am in great haste now. (Exit. kane paper : Tarry you a little-a while. (Writes.

Quick. Farewell to your worship.— Truly, an honest Qsick. I am glad he is so quiet: if he had been tho- gentleman; but Anne loves him not; for I know Anne's sughly moved you should have heard hira so loud and mind as well as another does :--Out upou 't! what bare • Sheni-roughly handled. I forgot ?

[Erit

your eye?

sim. Well, sir.

Pist. Then did the sun on dunghill shine. Eva. Nay, it is petter yet :give her this letter; for Nym. I thank thee for that humour. it is a 'oman that altogether 's acquaintance with mis- Fal. O, she did so course o'er my exteriors # tress Anne Page : and the letter is, to desire and require such a greedy intention, that the appetite of her eye i her to solicit your master's desires to mistress Anne seem to scorch me up like a burning-glass! Her Page: I pray you, begone; I will make an end of my another letter to her : she bears the purse too : shr) dinner ; there's pippins and cheese to come. (Exeunt. region in Guiana, all gold and bounty. I will

cheater to them both, and they shall be exchequer SCENE III.-A Room in the Garter Inn.

me;" they shall be my East and West Indies, ar Enter Falstaff, Host, BARDOLPH, Nym, Pistol,

will trade to them both. Go, bear thou this lette and Robin.

mistress Page; and thou this to mistress Ford : we

thrive, lads, we will thrive. Fal. Mine host of the Garter, —

Pist. Shall I sir Pandarus of Troy become, Host. What says my bully-rook? Speak scholarly And by my side wear steel! then, Lucifer take al and wisely.

Nym. I will run no base humour : here, take Fal. Truly, mine host, I must turn away some of humour letter ; I will keep the 'haviour of reputat my followers.

Fal. Hold, sirrah, (to Rob.] bear you these 1 Host. Discard, bully Hercules; cashier : let them

tightly ; b wag ; trot, trot.

Sail like my pinnace to these golden shores.Fal. I sit at ten pounds a week.

Rogues, hence, avaunt! vanish like hailstones, gr Host. Thou 'rt an emperor, Cæsar, Keisar, and Trudge, plod away i' the hoof; seek shelter, pac! Pheezar. I will entertain Bardolph; he shall draw, he Falstaff will learn the honour of the age, shall tap: said I well, bully Hector ?

French thrift, you rogues ; myself, and skirted p Fal. Do so, good mine host.

[Exeunt Falstaff and Host. I have spoke ; let him follow: Let me see thee Pist. Let vultures gripe thy guts! for gour froth, and live: I am at a word ; follow. [Exit Host.

fullam holds, Fal. Bardolph, follow him : a tapster is a good And high and low beguile the rich and poor ;. trade: an old cloak makes a new jerkin; a withered Tester I 'll have in pouch, when thou shalt lack servingman a fresh tapster : Go; adieu.

Base Phrygian Turk! Bard. It is a life that I have desired; I will thrive.

Nym. I have operations, which be humours of 1

[Exit Bard. Pist. Wilt thou revenge? Pist. O base Hungarian wight! wilt thou the spigot Nym. By welkin, and her star! wield ?

Pist. With wit, or steel? Nym. He was gotten in drink: Is not the humour

Nym. With both the humours, I : conceited ? [His mind is not heroic, and there 's the I will discuss the humour of this love to Ford humour of it.]

Pist. And I to Page shall eke unfold, Fal. I am glad I am so acquit of this tinder-box;

How Falstaff, varlet vile, his thefts were too open; his filching was like an un

His dove will prove, his gold will b skilful singer,—he kept not time.

And his soft couch defle. Nym. The good humour is to steal at a minute's rest.

Nym. My humour shall not cool: I wil Pist. Convey, the wise it call: Steal! foh ; a fico Ford to deal with poison ; I will possess him for the phrase.

lowness, for the revolt of mien is dangerous : t' Fal. Well, sirs, I am almost out at heels.

true humour. Pist. Why, then let kibes ensue.

Pist. Thou art the Mars of malcontents Fal. There is no remedy; I must coney.catch; I thee; troop on. must shift. Pist. Young ravens must have food.

SCENE IV.-A Room in Dr. Caius's ? Fal. Which of you know Ford of this town? Pist. I ken the wight; he is of substance good.

Enter Mrs. QUICKLY, SIMPLE, and Ri Fal. My honest lads, I will tell you what I am Quick. What : John Rugby!- I pray the about.

casement, and see if you can see my ma Pist. Two yards, and more.

doctor Caius, coming: if he do, i' faith, and Fal. No quips now, Pistol : Indeed I am in the body in the house, here will be an old abusi waist two yards about; but I am now about no waste; patience and the king's English. I am about thrift. Briefly, I do mean to make love to

Rug. I 'll go watch. Ford's wife; I spy entertainment in her; she discourses, Quick. Go ; and we 'll have a posset for she carves, she gives the leer of invitation : I can con: night, in faith, at the latter end of a sea-c strue the action of her familiar style; and the hardest honest, willing, kind fellow, as ever servan voice of her behaviour, to be Englished rightly, is, I am in house withal; and, I warrant you, no sir John Falstaff's. Pist. He hath studied her will, and translated her prayer; he is something peevish that way

no breed-bate :d his worst fault is that h will, out of honesty into English.

but has his fault;-but let that pass. Nym. The anchor is deep : Will that humour pass ? Fal. Now, the report goes she has all the rule of her

you say your name is? husband's purse; he hath a legion of angels.

Sim. Ay, for fault of a better.

Quick. And master Slender 's your ma Pist. As many devils entertain; and, "To her, boy,"

Sim. Ay, forsooth. Nym. The humour rises; it is good: humour me glover's paring knife ?

Quick. Does he not wear a great round the angels. Fal. I have writ me here a letter to her and here

The escheators, officers of the exchequr another to Page's wife; who even now gave me good called cheaters. eyes too; examined my parts with most judicious Tightly-briskly, cleverly. eyliails; sometimes the heam of her view gilded my Pistol will have his tester iu pouch by chestii

Gourd, fullam, high, and lr, were cant ter foot, sometimes my portly belly.

BA-s strife. It is "debate."

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