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Pro. 0, sir, I find her milder than she was ; 2 Out. Come, bring her away.
And yet she iakes exceptions at your person. 1 Out. Where is the gentleman that was with
This What, that my leg is too long?

her ? Pro. No, that it is too little.

3 Out. Being nimble-footed, he hath outrun us, Thu. 1'll wear a boot, to make it somewhat Bat Moyses and Valerius follow him. rounder.

Go thou with her to the west end of the wood, Pro. But love will not be spurr'd to what it There is our captain: we'll follow him that's fleda loaths.

The thicket is beset, he cannot 'scape. Thu. What says she to my face?

1 Out. Come, I must bring you to our captain's Pro. She says it is a fair one. Thu. Nay, ihen the wanton lies; my face is Fear not; he bears an honourable mind, black

And will not use a woman lawlessly.
Pro. But pearls are fair; and the old saying is, Sil. O Valentine, this á endure for thee !
Black men are pearls in beauteous ladies' eyes.

(Ereunt. Jul. 'Tis true ; such pearls as put out ladies'

SCENE IV. Another part of the Forest. eyes; For I had rather wink than look on them.

Enter Valentine.

| Aside. Val. How use doth breed a habit in a man! Thu. How likes she my discourse ?

This shadowy desert, unfrequested woods, Pro. II, when you talk of war.

I better brook than flourishing peopled towns Thu. But well, when I discourse of love and Here can I sit alone, unseen of any,

And, to the nightingale's complaining notes, Jul. But better indeed, when you hold your Tune my distresses, and record my woes. peace.

(Aside. O thou that dost inhabit in my breast, Thu. What says she to my valour?

Leave not the mansion so long tenantless; Pro. 0, sir, she makes no doubt of that. Lest, growing ruinous, the building fall, Jul. She needs not, when she knows it cow- And leave no memory of what it was! ardice.

[Aside Repair me with thy presence, Silvia ; Thu. What says she to my birth?

Thou gentle nymph, eberish thy forlorn swain ! Pro. That you are well deriv'd.

What halloing, and what stir, is this to-day ! 1 Jul. True, from a gentleman to a fool. [ Aside. These are my mates, that make their wills their Thu. Considers she my possessions ?

law, Pro. 0, ay; and pities them.

Have some unhappy passenger in chase : Thu, Wherefore?

They love me well; yet I have much to do Jul. That such an ass should owe them. To keep them from uncivil outrages.

Aside. Withdraw thee, Valentine ; who's this comes Pro. That they are out by lease.

here?

(Steps aside. Jul. Pe comes the duke.

Enter Proteus, Silvia, and Julia.
Enter Duke.

Pro. Madam, this service l have done for you, Duke. How now,

Sir Proteus ? how now, (Tho' you respect not aught your servant doth) Thurio ?

To hazard life, and rescue you from him Which of you saw Sir Eglamour of late ? That would have forced your honour and your Thu. Not I.

love. Pro. Nor I.

Vouchsafe me, for my meed, but one fair look Duke. Saw yon my daughter ?

A smaller boon than this I cannot beg, Pro. Neither.

And less than this, I'm sure, you cannot give. Duke. Why, then she's fled unto that peasant

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

Love, lend me patience to forbear awhile. And Eglamour is in her company.

[Aside. "T'is true, for friar Laurence met them both, sil. O miserable, unhappy that I am! As he in penance wander'd through the forest ; Pro. Unhappy were you, madam, ere I came; Him he knew well, and guessid that it was she? But, by my coming, I have made you happy. But, being mask'd, he was not sure of it : Sil. By thy approach thou mak'st me most Besides, she did intend confession

unhappy At Patrick's cell this even: and there she was not: Jul. And me, when he approacheth to your These likelihoods confirm her flight from hence. presence.

[Aside. Therefore, I pray you, stand not to discourse, Sul. Had I been seized by a hungry lion, But mount you presently; and meet with me I would have been a breakfast to the beast, Upon the rising of the monata in foot

Rather than have false Proteus rescue mé. 'That leads towards Mantua, whither they are o, heaven be judge, how I love Valentine, fled:

Whose life's as teuder to me as my soul; Despatch, sweet gentlemen, and follow me. And full as much (for more there cannot be)

[Erit. I do detest false perjur'd Proteus : Thu. Why, this it is to be a peevish girl, Therefore begone, solicit me no more. That flies her fortune when it follows her: Pro. What dangerous action, stood it next to I'll after: more to be reveng'd on Eglamour, death, Than for the love of reckless Silvia. (Exit. Would I not undergo for one calm look? 1 Pro. And I will follow, more for Silvia's love, 0, 'tis the curse in love, and still approv'd, Thau hate of Eglamour that goes with her, When women

cannot love where they're belor'd [Erit.

Sil. When Proteus cannot love where he's beJul. And I will follow more to cross that love, lor'd. han hate for Silvia, that is gone for love. Read over Julia's heart, thy first best love,

[Erit. For whose dear sake thou didst then rend thy faith

Into a thousand oaths; and all those oaths
SCENE III. Frontiers of Mantua. The
Forest.

Descended into perjury, to love me.

Thou hast no faith left now, unless thou hedst Enter Silvia, and Out-laws.

two, Out. Come, come ;.

And that's far worse than none; better have Be patient, we must bring you to our captain.

Sil. A thousand more mischances than this one Than plural faith, which is too much by one: Have learn'd me how to brook this patiently. Thou counterfeit to thy true friend !

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In love, Inconstancy falls off, ere it begins : Who respects friend?

What is in Silvia's face, but I may spy Sil.

All men but Proteus. More fresh in Julia's, with a constant eye ? Pro. Nay, if the gentle spirit of moving words, Val. Come, come, a hand from wither; Can no way change yon to a milder form, Let me be blest to make this happy ose ? I'll woo you like a soldier, at arms' end; "Twere pity two such friends should be long And love you 'gainst the nature of love, force you. Sil. O heaven!

Pro. Bear witness, heaven, I have my wish for Pro

... Pll force thee to yield to my desire. ever.
Val. Ruffian, let go that rude uncivil touch ; Jul. And I mine.
Thou friend of an ill fashion.
Pro.

Valentine !

Enter Out-laws, with Duke and Thuria Val. Thon common friend, that's without faith Out. A prize, a prize, a prize! ** or love,

Val. Forbear, forbear, I say ; it is my lord un (For such is a friend now,) treacherous man! duke. ! You hast beguild my hopes ; nought but mine Your grace is welcome to a man disgrac'd, eye Banished Valentine.

1 Co. 't have persuaded me : Now I dare not sny Duke

Sir Valentine ! I have one friend alive; thou would'st disprove Thu. Yonder is Silvia; and Silvia': rrine

Val. Thurio, give back, or else embrace thy Who should be trusted now, when one's right hand

Come not within the measure of my wrath : Is perjur'd to the bosom? Protens,

Do not name Silvia thine : if once again, I am sorry I must never trust thee more, Verona shall not hold thee. Here she stands, But conni the world a stranger for thy sake.! Take but possession of her with a tonch; The private wound is deepest : O time most ac- I dare thee but to breathe upon my love. curst!

Thu. Sir Valentine, I care not for her, 1; Mongst all foes, that a friend should be the worst! I hold him but a fool, that will endanger Pro. My shame and guilt confound me.- His body for a girl that loves him not: Forgive me, Valentine if hearty sorrow I claim her not, and therefore she is thine. Be a sufficient ransom for offence,

Duke. The more degenerate and base art thon, I tender it here ; I do as truly suffer,

To make suich means for her as thou hast done, As e'er I did commit.

And leave her on such slight conditions. Val. Then I am paid ;

Now, by the honour of my ancestry, And once again I do receive thee honest :- I do appland thy spirit, Valentine, Who by repentance is not satisfied,

And think thee worthy of an empress' love. Js nor of heaven, nor earth; for these are pleas'd; Know then, I here forget all former griefs, By penitence th' Eternal's wrath's appeas'd :- Cancel all grudge, repeal thee home again. And, that my love may appear plain and free, Plead a new state in thy unrivall'd merit, All that we mine in Silvia, 1 give thee. To which I thus subscribe, -Sir Valentine, Jul. O me, unhappy!

|Faints. Thou art a gentleman, and well deriv'd : Pro. Look to the boy.

Take thon thy Silvia, for thou hast deserv'd her, Val. Why, boy ! why, wag ! how now? what Val. I thank your grace; the gift hath made is the matter ? Look up; speak.

me happy. Jul. O good sir, my master charg'd me to de- 1 now beseech you, for your danghter's sake, liver a ring to Madam Silvia; which, out of my To grant one boon that I shall ask of you.. neglect, was never done.

Duke. I grant it for thine own, whate'er it he. Pro. Where is that ring, boy?

Val. These banish'd men, that I have kept Jul. Here 'tis this is it. (Gives a ring withal, Pro. How ! let me see : why this is the ring 1 Are men endued with worthy qualities;

Forgive them what they have committed here, Jul , cry yon mercy, sir, I have mistook; And let them be recalled from their exile : this is the ring you sent to Siivia.

They are reformed, civil, full of good, (Shows another ring. And fit for great employment, worthy lord. Pro. But, how cam'st thou by this ring? at Duke. Thou hast prevail'd: I pardon them, my depart, I gave this unto Julia.

and thee; Jud. And Julia herself did give it me ; Dispose of them, as thou know'st their deserts. And Julia herself hath brought it hither. Come, let us go; we will include all jars Pro. How ! Julia !

With triumphs, mirth, and rare solemnity. Jul. Behold her that gave aim to all thy oaths, Val. And, as we walk along, I dare be bola And entertaind them deeply in her heart: With our discourse to make your grace to smile: How oft hast thou with perjury cleft the root ? What think you of this page, my lord ? O Protests, let this habit make thee blush ! Duke. I think the boy hath grace in him; he Be thou asham'd, that I have took upon me

blushes. Such an immodest raiment; if shame live Val. I warrant you, my lord; more grace than Jo a disguise of love :

boy. It is the lesser blot modesty finds,

Duke. What mean you by that shying? Women to change their shapes, than men their Val. Please you, I'N tell yon as we pass along. minds.

That you will wonder what hath fortuned. Pro. Than men their minds ? :'tis true! O hea. Come, Proteus, 'tis your penance but to hear ven! were man

The story of your loves discovered : But constant, he were perfect : that one error That done, our day of marriage shall be yours: Fills him with faults ; makes him run through all One feast, one house, one mutual happiness. the sins:

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PERSONS REPRESENTED. SIR JOHN FALSTAFF.

PISTOL, TENTON.

NYM,

Followers of Faistas. SHALLOW, a country Justice.

ROSIN, Page to Falstaff.
SLENDER, Cousin to Shallow.

SIMPLE, Servant to Slender.
MR. FORD, two Gentiemen dipelling a RUGBY, Servant to Dr. Caius
MR. PAGE.
Windsor.

MRS. FORD.
WILLIAM PAGE, a Boy, Son to Me. Paga. MRS. PAGE.
SIR HUGH EVANS, a Welsh Parson. MRS. ANNE PAGE, her Daughter, in loco
DR. CAIUS, a French Physician.

toith Fenton. Host of the Garter Inn.

MRS. QUICKLY, Servant to Dr. Caius. BARDOLPH, Follower of Falstaff:

Servants to Page, Ford, &c.
SCENE-Windsor, and the Parts adjacent.

ACT І.

we leave our pribbles and prabbles, and desire SCENE 1. Windsor. Before Page's House. a marriage between master Abraham and misEnter Justice Shallow, Slender, and Sir Ilugh Shal. Did her grandsire leave her seven hun

tress Anne Page. Evans.

dred pounds? Shal. Sir Hugh, persuade me not : I will make Evci. Ay, and her father is make her a petter a Star-chamber matter of it: if he were twenty penny. Sir John Falstatts, he shali not abuse Robert Shal. I know the young gentlewoman ; she has Shallow, esquire.

good gifts. Slen. In the county of Gloster, justice of peace, Eva. Seven hundred pounds, and poasibilities, and coram.

is good gifts. Shal. Ay, cousin Slender, and Cust-alorum. Shal. Well, let us see honest master Page: Is Slen. Ay, and ratolorum too, and a gentleman Falstaff there? sorn, master parson; who writes himself armi- Eva. Shall I tell you a lie ? I do despise a liar, gero; in any bill, warrant, quittance, or obliga. as I do despise one that is false ; or, as I despise tion, armigero.

one that is not true. The knight, Sir Johı, is Shal. Ay, that I do, and have done any time there ; and, 1 beseech you, be ruled by your wellthese three hundred years.

willers. I will peat the door (knocks) for anaster Slen. All his successors, gone before him, have Page. What, hoa ! Got pless your house here! done't; and all his ancestors, that come after him, may: they may give the dozen white luces

Enter Page. in their coat.

Page. Who's there? Shal. It is an old coat.

Eva. Here is Gol's plessing, and your friend, Foa. The dozen white louses do become an old and justice Shallow and here young master coat well ; it agrees well, passant : it is a familiar Slender; that, peradventure, shall tell you anoheast to man, and signifies-love.

ther tale, if matters grows to your likings. Shal. The luce is the fresh fish; the salt fish is Page. I am glad to see your worships well: 1 an old coat.

thank you for my venison, master Shallow. Slen. I may quarter, coz ?

Shal. Master Page, I am glad to see you ; much Shal. You may, by marrying

good do it your good heart! I wished your veniEva. It is marring, indeed, if he quarter it. son better; it was ill kill'd-How doth good Shal. Not a whit.

mistress Page ?-and I love you always with my Eva. Yes, pe'r-lady; if he has a quarter of your heart, la ; with my heart. coat, there is but three skirts for yourself, in my Page. Sir, I thank you. simple conjectures : but that is all one : If Sir Shal. Sir, I thank you; by yea and no, I do. John Falstaff have committed disparagements Page. I am glad to see you,good master Slender. unto you, I am of the church, and will be glad, Slen. How does your fallow greyhound, sir ? to do my benevolence, to make atonements an I heard say, he was out-run on Cotsale. compromises between you.

Page. It could not be judg'd, sir. Shal. The Council shall hear it; it is a riot. Slen. You'll not confess, you'll not confess.

Eoc. It is not meet the Council hear a riot; Shal. That he will not ;-'uis your fault, 'tis there is no fear of Got in a riot; the Council, your fault:"Tis a good dog. look you, shall desire to hear the fear of GotPage. A cuir, sir. and not to hear a riot; take your vizaments in Shal. Sir, he's a good dog, and a fair dog; Can that.

there be more said ? he is good, and fair. Is Sir Shal. Hal o' my life, if I were young again, John Falstaff here? the sword should end it.

Page. Sir, he is within ; and I would, I could Eva. It is petter that friends is the sword, and do a good office between yon. end it and there is also another device in my Eva. It is spoke as a Christians ought to speak. prain, which, peradventure, prings goot discre- Shal. He hath wrong'd me, master Page. tion with it. There is Anne Page, which is Page. Sir, he doth in some sort confess it. daughter to master George Page, which is pretty Shal. If it be confessid, it is not redress'd : is not virginity.

that so, master Page ? He hath wrong'd me; inSlen. Mistress Anne Page? She has brown hair, deed he hath ;-at a word, he hath ;-believe me; and speaks small like a woman.

-Robert Shallow, esquire, saith he is wrong'd. Eva. It is that fery person for all the orld, as Page. Here comes Sir John. just as you will desire; and seven hundred pounds! of moneys, and gold, and silver, is her grandsire, Enter Sir John Falstaff, Bardolph, Nym, and

. surrections !) give, when she is able to overtake Fal. Now, master Shallow, you'll complain of seventeen years old; it were a goot motion, if me to the king?

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Shal. Knight, yon have beaten my men, killed Enter Mistress Anne Page, with wine; Mistress my deer, and broke open my lodge.

Ford and Mistress
Hal. But not kiss'd your keeper's daughter?
Shal. Tut, a pin! this shall be answer d.

Page. Nay, daughter, carry the wine in; we'll

drink within Fal. I will answer it straight ;-1 have done Slen. O heaven! this is mistress Anne Page.

(Erit Anne Page. all this:- That is now answer'd. Shad The Council shall know this.

Page. How now, mistress Ford ?

Fal. Mistress Ford, by my troth, you are very Fal. "Twere better for you, if it were known well met: by your leave, good mistress. in counsel : you'll be laugh'd at."

[kisses her. Eva. Pauca verba, Sir John, good worts. Fal. Good worts! good cabbage-Slender, 1 Page. Wife, bid these gentlemen welcome :broke your head: What matter have you againsi Come, we have a hot venison pasty

to dinner; come, gentlemen, I hope we shall 'drink down

all unkindness. Slen. Marry, sir, I have matter in my head e against you; and against your coney-catching Sten. I had rather than forty shillings I had my

(Exeunt all but Shal. Slender, ana Evans. rascals, Bardolph, Nym, and Pistol. They car: book of Songs and Sonnets here: ried me to the tavern, and made me drunk, and afterwards picked my pocket.

Enter Simple. Bar. You banbury cheese!

How now, Simple 2 where have you been? I must Slen. Ay, it is no matter.

wait on myself, must I ? You have not The Book Pist. How now, Mephostophilus?

of Riddles about you, have you? Slen. Ay, it is no matter

Sim. Book of Riddles ! why, did you not lend Nym. Slice, I say! pauca, pauca; slice! that's it to Alice Shortcake upon Allhallow mas last, a ny humour.

fortnight afore Michaelmas ? ślen. Where's Simple, my man ?-can you tell, Shal Come, coz; come, coz; we stay for you. consin?

A word with you, coz; marry this, coz: There Eva. Peace; 1 pray you! Now let us under- is, as 'twere, a tender, a kind of tender, made afar stand: There is three umpires in this matter, as oft by Sir Hugh here-Do you understand me? * I understand : That is-master Page, fidelicet, Slen. Ay, sir, you shall find me reasonable; if

master Page; and there is myself, fidelicet, my- it be so, I shall do that that is reason. : self: and the three party is, lastly, and finally, Shal. Nay, but understand me. mine host of the Garter.

Slen. So I do, sir. Page. We three, to hear it, and end it between Eva. Give ear to his motions, master Slender: them.

I will description the matter to you, if you be Eva. Fery goot: I will make a prief of it in capacity of it. my note-book; and we will afterwards'ork upon Slen. Nay, I will do as my cousin Shallow says: *the cause with as great discreetly as we can. ? pray you, pardon me; he's a justice of peace Fal. Pistol,

in his country, simple though I'stand here. Pist. He hears with ears.

Eva. But this is not the qirestion ; the question Eva. The tevil and his tam ; what phrase is is concerning your marriage. this, He hears with ear? Why, it is affectations. Shal. Ay, there's the point, sir. Fal. Pistol, did you pick master Slender's Eva. Marry, is it; the very point of it; to mis

tress Anne Page. Slen. Ay, by these gloves, did he (or I would, Slen. Why, if it be so, I will marry her upon - might never come into my own great chamber any reasonable demands. ngain else,) of seven groats in mill-sixpences, Eva. But can you affection the 'oman? Letus and two Edward shovel-boards, that cost me two command to know that of yonr mouth, or of your shilling and twopence a-piece of Yead Miller, by lips; for divers philosophers hold that the lips is these gloves.

parcel of the mouth ;-Therefore, precisely, can Fal. Is this true, Pistol ? '

you carry your good will to the maid ? Eva. No, it is false, if it is a pick-purse. Shal. Cousin Abraham Slender, can you love Pist. Ha ! thou mountain-foreigner |--Sir John, her? and master mine.

Slen. I hope, sir, I will do as it shall become I combat challenge of this latten bilbo:

one that wonld do reason. Word of denial in thy labras here;

Eva. Nay, Got's lords and his ladies, you must Word of denial; froth and scum, thou liest. speak possitable, if you can carry her your deSlen. By these gloves, then,'twas he.

sires towards her. Nym. Be avised, sir, and pass good humours; Shal. That you must : will you, upon good I will say, marry, trap, with you, if you run the dowry, marry her? nnthook's humour on me; that is the very note Slen 'I will do a greater thing than that, upon of it.

your request, cousin, in any reason. Slen. By this hat, then he in the red face had it: Shal. Nay, conceive me, conceive me, sweet for though I cannot remember what I did when coz; what I do is to pleasure you, coz: Can you you made me drunk, yet I am not altogether an love the maid ?

Slen. I will marry her, sir, at your request ; but Fal. What say you, Scarlet and John ? if there be no great love in the beginning, yet

Bard. Why, sir, for my part, I say, the gen- heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, bitleman had drunk himself out of his five sen- when we are married, and have more occasion tences.

to know one another: I hope npon fainiliarity Eva. It is his five senses : fie, what the igno- will grow more contempt: but if you say, marry rance is!

her, I will marry her, that I am freely dissolved, Bard. And being fap, sir, was, as they say, ca- and dissolutely, 39 shier'd ; and so conclnsions pass'd the careires. Eva. It is a fery discretion answer; save the

Slen. Ay, you spake in Latin then too; but 'tis faul'is in the 'ort dissolutely : the 'ort is, accord no matter. I'll ne'er he drunk whilst I live again, ing to our meaning, resolately ;-his meaning is but in honest, civil, godly company, for this good trick: If I be drunk, I'll be drunk with those that Shal. Ay, I think my cousin meant well. have the fear of God, and not with drunken Slen. Ay, or else I would I might be hanged, la. Enaves Eva. So Got 'ndge me, that is a virtuous mind.

Re-enter Anne Page. Fal. You hear all these matters denied, gentle Shal. Here comes fair mistress Anne-Would nien; you hear it.

I were young for your sake, mistress Anne !

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Anne. The dinner is on the table; my father Fal. Truly, mine bost, I must tarn away some desires your worships' company.

of my followers. Shal. I will wait on him, fair mistress Anne. Host. Discard, bully Hercules; cashier; let Eva. Od's plessed will! I will not be absence them wag; trot, trot. at the grace

Fal. I sit at ten pounds a week. [Ereunt Shallow and Sir H. Evans. Host. Thou'rt an emperor, Cæsar, Keiser, and Anne. Will't please your worship to come in, Pheezar, I will entertain Bardolph; he shall

draw, he shall tap: said I we!l, bully Hector 1", Slen. No, I thank you, forsooth, heardly; I am Fal. Do so, good mine host. very well.

Host. I have spoke; let him follow: Let me Anne. The dinner attends you, sir.

see thee froth, and lime: I am at a word; follow. Slen. I am not a-hungry, I thank you, forsooth:

[Erit Host. Go, sirrah, for all you are my man, go, wait npon Fal. Bardolph, follow him; a tapster is a good my cousin Shallow (Exit Sinple. A justice of trade : an old cloak makes a new jerkin; a wireace sometimes may be beholden to his friend thered servingman, a fresh tapster: Go; adien. four a man :- I keep but three men and a boy Bard. It is a life that I have

desired; I will yet, i!l my mother be dead : But what though? thrive.

(Erit Bard. yet I live like a poor gentleman born.

Pist. O base Gongarian wight! wilt thou the Anne. I may not go in without your worship: spigot wield ? they will not sit till you come.

Nym. He was gotten in drink: Is not the hn Slen. I'faith, I'll eat nothing; I thank you as mour conceited ? His mind is not heroick, and much as though I did.

here's the humour of it. Anne. I pray you, sir, walk in.

Ful. I am glad I am so acqnit of this tinderbox; Slen. I had rather walk here, I thank you : 1 his thests were too open: his filching was like an bruised my shin the other day with playing at unskilful singer, he kept not time. sword and dagger with a master of lence, three Nyn.. The good humour is, to steal at a mi veneys for a dish of stewed prunes; and, by my nute's rest. troth, I cannot abide the smell of hot meat since. Pist. Convey, the wise it call: Steal! foh; 4 Why do your dogs bark so ? be there bears i' the fico for the phrase ! town?

Fal. Well, sirs, 1 am almost out at heels. Anne. I think there are, sir; I heard them Pist. Why then let kibes ensue talk'd of.

Fal. There is no remedy ; I must coney-catch; Slen. I love the sport well ; but I shall as soon I must shift. quarrel at it as any man in England :--You are Pist. Young ravens must have food. afraid if you see the bear loose, are you not? Fal. Which of you know Ford of this town? Anne. Ay, indeed, sir.

Pist. I ken the wight; he is of substance good. Slen. That's meat and drink to me now: I have Fal. My honest lads, I will tell you what I am seen Sackerson loose twenty times; and have about. taken hiın by the chain : but, I warrant you, the Pist. Two yards, and more. women have so cried and shriek'd at it, that it Fal. No quips now, Pistol; indeed I am in the pass'd :--but women, indeed, cannot abide 'em ; waist two yards about; but I am now about no they are very ill-favour'd rough things. waste; I am about thrift. Briefly, I do mean to

make love to Ford's wife; I spy entertainment Re-enter Page.

in her; she discourses, she carves, she gives the Page. Come, gentle master Slender, come; we leer of invitation : I can construe the action of stay for you.

her familiar style, and the hardest voice of her Slen. I'll eat nothing; I thank you, sir. behavionr, to be English'd rightly, is, I am Sir Page. By cock and pye, you shall not choose, John Falstaf'e. eir: come, come.

Pist. He hath studied her well, and translated Slen. Nay, 'pray you, lead the way. her well; out of honesty into English Page. Come on, sir.

Nym. The anchor is deep: will that hamour Slen. Mistress Anne, yourself shall go first. Anne Not I, sir : pray yon, keep on

Fal. Now, the report goes, she has all the rule Slen. Truly, I will not go first, trúly, la ; I will of her husband's purse; she hath legions of angels not do you that wrong.

Pist. As many devils entertain; and, To her, Anne. I pray you, sir.

boy, say ). Slen. I'll rather be unmannerly than trouble. Nym. The humour rires; it is good; humour sume : you do yourself wrong, indeed, la. me the angels.

(Eseunt.. FalI have writ me here a letter to her; and SCENE II. The same.

here another to Page's wife; who even now gave

me good eyes too, examined my parts with most Enter Sir Hugh Evans and Simple. judicious eyliads : sometimes the beam of her Era. Go your ways, and ask of Doctor Cains? view gilded my foot, sometimes my portly belly, house, which is the way; and there dwells one Pist. Then did the sun on dụnghill shine. mistress Quickly, which is in the manner of his Nym. I thank thee for that humour. murse, or his dry nurse, or his cook, or his laun- Fal. O, she did so course o'er my exteriors with Hry, his washer, and his wringer.

such a greedy intention, that the appetite of her Simp. Well, sir.

eye did seern to scorch me up like a burning Eva. Nay, it is petter yet: give her this let- glass! Here's another letter to her: she bears ter; for it is a 'oman that altogether's acquaint- the purse too : she is a region in Guiana, all gold ence with mistress Anne Page ; and the letter is, and bounty. I will be chenter to them both, and to desire and reqnire her to solicit your master's they shall be exchequers to me; they shall be desires to mistress Anne Page : 1 pray you, be my East and West Indies, and I will trade to gone I will make an end of my dinner ; there's them both. Go, bear thou this letter to mistres rippins and cheese to come. (Exeunt. Page; and thou this to mistress Ford: we will SCENE IL A Room in the Garter Inn.

thrive, lads, we will thrive

Pist. Shall 1 Sir Pandarus of Troy become Enter Falstaff, Host, Bardolph, Nyme, Pistol, And by my side wear steel ? then, Lucifer take and Robin.

all! Fal. Mine host of the Garter,

Nym. I will run no hase humour: here, take Host. What says my bully-rook ? Speak scho- the humour-letter; I will keep the 'haviour of larly, and wisely.

reputation.

pass?

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