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Fent. Well, I shall see her to-day ; Hold, there's Fent. Well, farewell ; I am in great haste now. money for thee ; let me have thy voice in my behalf :

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Quick. Farewell to your worship. — Truly, an hoQuick. Will I ? i'faith, that we will ; and I will nest gentleman; but Anne loves him not ; for I tell your worship more of the wart, the next time know Anne's mind as well as another does :- Out we have confidence; and of other wooers.

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SCENE I. — Before Page's House.

Mrs. Ford. We burn day-light :- here, read,

- perceive how I miglit be knighted. — I Enter Mistress Page, with a Letter.

shall think the worse of fat men, as long as I have Mrs. Page. What! have I 'scap'd love-letters in an eye to make difference of men's liking : And yet the holy-day time of my beauty, and am I now a he would not swear ; praised women's modesty : subject for them ? Let me sec :

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all uncomeliness, that I would have sworn his dispoAsk me no reason why I love you ; for though love sition would have gone to the truth of his words: use reason for his precisian, he admits kim not for his but they do no more adhere and keep place together counsellor : You are not young, no more am I; go than the hundredth psalm to the tune of Green to then, there's sympathy : you are merry, so am I; sleeves. What tempest, I trow, threw this whale Ha! ha! then there's more sympathy : you love with so many tuns of oil in his belly, ashore at sack, and so do I; Would you desire better sympathy? | Windsor? How shall I be revenged on him? I Let it suffice thee, mistress Page, (at the least, if the think the best way were to entertain him with hope, love of a soldier can suffice,) that I love thee. I will till the wicked fire of lust have melted him in his not say, pity me, 'tis not a soldier-like phrase ; but I own grease.

- Did you ever hear the like ? tay, love me. By me,

Mrs. Page. Letter for letter ; but that the name Thine own true knight,

of Page and Ford differs !- To thy great comfort By day or night,

in this mystery of ill opinions, here's the twin-broOr any kind of light,

ther of thy letter : but let thine inherit first; for, I With all his might,

protest, mine never shall. I warrant he hath a For thee to fight, John Falstaff. thousand of these letters, writ with blank space for What a Herod of Jewry is this? --- wicked, wicked second edition : He will print them out of doubt;

different names, (sure more,) and these are of the world !-one that is well nigh worn to pieces with for he cares not what he puts into the press when age, to show himself a young gallant! What an unweighed behaviour hath this Flemish drunkard lie under mount Pelion. Well, I will find you

he would put us two. I had rather be a giantess, and picked (with the devil's name) out of my convers ation, that he dares in this manner assay me? Why,

twenty lascivious turtles, ere one chaste man.

Mrs. Ford. Why this is the very same; the very he hath not been thrice ja my company! - What hand, the very words: What doth he think of us? should I say to him? - I was then frugal of my mirth : - heaven forgive me ! - Why I'll exhibit a

Mrs. Page. Nay, I know not : It makes me albill in the parliament for the putting down of men.

most ready to wrangle with mine own honesty. I'll How shall I be revenged on him ? for revenged I withal ; for, 'sure, unless he know some strain in me,

entertain 'myself like one that I am not acquainted will be, as sure as his guts are made of puddings.

that I know not myself, he would never have board. Enter Mistress FORD.

ed me in this fury.

Mrs. Ford. Boarding, call you it? I'll be sure Mrs. Ford. Mistress Page ! trust me, I was going to keep him above deck. to your house!

Mrs. Page. So will I; if he come under my Mrs. Page. And, trust me, I was coming to you. hatches, l’il never to sea again. Let's be reveng'd You look very ill.

on him : let's appoint him a meeting; give him a Mrs. Ford. Nay, I'll ne'er believe that; I have to show of comfort in his suit; and lead him on with show to the contrary.

a fine baited delay, till he hath pawn'd his borses to Mrs. Page. 'Faith, but you do, in my mind. mine Host of the Garter.

Mrs. Ford. Well, I do, then ; yet, I say, I could Mrs. Ford. Nay, I will consent to act any vilshow you to the contrary: 0, mistress Page, give lainy against him, that may not sully the chariness me some counsel !

of our honesty. O, that my husband saw this letMrs. Page. What's the matter, woman?

ter! it would give eternal food to his jealousy. Mrs. Ford. O woman, if it were not for one tri- Mrs. Page. Why, look, where he comes ; Aing respect, I could come to such honour !

my good man too; he's as far from jealousy, Mrs. Page. Hang the trifle, woman; take the am from giving him tause; and that, I hope, is an honour : What is it?-dispense with trifles ; unmeasurable distance. what is it?

Mrs. Ford. You are the happier woman. Mrs. Ford. If I would but go to hell for an eter- Mrs. Page. Let's consult together against this nal moment, or so, I could be knighted.

greasy knight : Come hither. Mrs. Page. What ? thou liest !-- Sir Alice Ford ! These knights will hack ; and so thou shou!!st!

Enter Ford, PISTOL, Pace, and NYM. not alter the article of thy gentry.

Ford. Well, I hope, it be not so.

and as I

( They retire. Pist. Hope is a curtail dog in some affairs : Ford. Do you think there is truth in them? Si Jalan affects thy wife.

Page. Hang 'em, slaves; I do not think the Ford Why, sir, my wife is not young.

knight would offer it: but these that accuse him in Pist. He woces both high and low, both rich and his intent towards our wives, are a yoke of his dispoor,

carded men : very rogues, now they be out of service. Both young and old, one with another, Ford; Ford. Were they his men ? He loves thy gally-mawfry; Ford, perpend.

Page. Marry, were they. Ford. Love my wife ?

Ford. I like it never the better for that. — Does Fiu. With liver burning bot: Prevent, or go thou, he lie at the Garter ? Like sir Actæon he, with Ring-wood at thy heels :- Page. Ay, marry, does he. If he should intend 0, otious is the name !

this voyage towards my wife, I would turn her loose Fard. What name, sir ?

to him; and what he gets of her more than sharp Pist. The horn, I say: Farewell.

words, let it lie on my head. Take heed; have open eye; for thieves do foot by Ford. I do not misdoubt my wife; but I would night :

be loth to turn them together : A man may be too Take heed, ere summer comes, or cuckoo birds do confident: I would have nothing lie on my head : sing.

I cannot be thus satisfied. Away, sir corporal Nym.

Page. Look, where my ranting host of the Garter Believe it, Page; be speaks sense. (Erit PISTOL comes : there is either liquor in his pate, or money

Ford. I will be patient; I will find out this. in his purse, when he looks so merrily. - How now,

Nya. And this is true; (to Page.) I like not the mine host ? humour of lying. He hath wronged me in some humoers: I should have borne the humoured letter

Enter Host and SHALLOW. so bes; but I have a sword, and it shall bite upon Host. How now, bully-rook! thou’rt a gentlemy necessity. He loves your wife; there's the short man: cavalero-justice, I say, and the long. My name is corporal Nym; I speak, Shal. I follow, mine host, I follow. - Good even, ed I avouch. "Íis true :—my name is Nym, and and twenty, good master Page! Master Page, will Faktaff loves your wife. - Adieu! I love not the you go with us ? we have sport in hand. bamour of bread and cheese ; and there's the hu- Host. Tell him, cavalero-justice; tell him, bullymou of it. Adieu.

(Exit Nym. rook. Page. The kumour of it, quoth 'a! here's a fellow Shal. Sir, there is a fray to be fought, between tights bumour out of his wits.

sir Hugh the Welch priest, and Caius the French Ford I will seek out Falstaff.

doctor. Page. I never heard such a drawling, affecting Ford. Good mine host o'the Garter, a word with foglie

you. Ford. If I do find it, well.

Host. What say'st thou, bully-wook ? Page. I will not believe such a Catrian, though

[They go aside. the priest of the town commended him for a true Shal. Will you (to Page.] go with us to behold

it? My merry host hath had the measuring of their Ford. 'Twas a good sensible fellow : Well. weapons; and, I think, he hath appointed them Page How now, Meg?

contrary places : for, believe me, I hear, the parson Uns. Page. Whither go you, George?- Hark is no jester. Hark, I will tell you what our sport

shall be. Hrs. Ford. How now, sweet Frank ? why art

Host. Hast thou no suit against my knight, my tau melancholy?

guest-cavalier? Ford. I melancholy! I am not melancholy, - Ford. None, 1 protest : but I'll give you a pottle Ge you home, go

of burnt sack to give me recourse to him, and tell Mirs Ford. Faith, thou hast some crotchets in him, my name is Brook; only for a jest. Hy head now. Will you go, mistress Page? Host. My hand, bully: thou shalt have egress and

Mr Page. Have with you. You'll come to regress ; said I well ? and thy name shall be Brook: tiene, George? Look, who comes yonder: she It is a merry knight. Will you go on, hearts ? all be our messenger to this paltry knight.

Shal. Have with you, mine host. (Aside to Mrs. FORD. Page. I have heard, the Frenchman hath good

skill in his rapier. Enter Mrs. QUICKLY.

Shal. Tut, sir, I could have told you more: In Mrs. Ford. Trust me, I thought on her: she'll these times you stand on distance, your passes, stoc套在

cadoes, and I know not what : 'tis the heart, master Mira Page. You are come to see my daughter Page ; 'tis here, 'tis here. I have seen the time, Arne?

with my long sword, I would have made you four Quick. Ay, forsooth; And, I pray, how does tall fellows skip like rats. good mistress Anne?

Host. Here, boys, here, here ! shall we wag? Mr. Page. Go in with us, and see; we have an Page. Have with you :- I had rather hear them hou's talk with you.

scold than fight (Exeunt Mrs. PAGE, Mrs. Ford, and Mrs.

(Ereunt Host, Shallow, and PAGE. QUICKLY.

Ford. Though Page be a secure fool, and stands Page. How now, master Ford ?

so firmly on his wife's frailty, yet I cannot put off Ferd. You heard what this knave told me; did my opinion so easily: She was in his company at ja not?

Page's house; and, what they made there, I know Page. Yes; And you heard what the other told not. Well, I will look further into't: and I have me?

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lose not my labour; if she be otherwise, 'tis labour Quick. Marry, this is the short and the long of well bestowed.

[Erit. it; you have brought her into such a canaries, as

'tis wonderful. The best courtier of them all, when SCENE II. A Room in the Garter Inn. the court lay at Windsor, could never have brought

her to such a canary.

Yet there has been knights, Enter Falstaff and Pistol

and lords, and gentlemen, with their coaches; I Fal. I will not lend thee a penny.

warrant you, coach after coach, letter after letter, Pist Why, then the world's mine oyster, gift after gift; smelling so sweetly, (all musk) and Which I with sword will open.

so rushling, I warrant you, in silk and gold; and I will retort the sum in equipage.

in such alligant terms; and in such wine and sugar Fal. Not a penny. I have been content, sir, you of the best, and the fairest, that would have won should lay my countenance to pawn: I have grated any woman's heart; and, I warrant you, they could upon my good friends for three reprieves for you and never get an eye-wink of her. — I had myself twenty your coach-fellow, Nym; or else you had looked angels given me this morning; but I defy all anthrough the grate, like a geminy of baboons. I am gels, (in any such sort, as they say, but in the way damned in hell, for swearing to gentlemen my of honesty: — and, I warrant you, they could never friends, you were good soldiers, and tall fellows: get her so much as sip on a cup with the proudest and when mistress Bridget lost the handle of her of them all : and yet there has been earls, nay. fan, I took't upon mine honour, thou hadst it not. which is more; pensioners; but, I warrant you, all Pist. Didst thou not share ? hadst thou not fif- is one with her. teen pence?

Fal. But what says she to me? be brief, my good Fal. Reason, you rogue, reason: Think’st thou she Mercury I'll endanger my soul gratis ? At a word, hang no Quick. Marry, she hath received your letter ; for more about me, I am no, gibbet for you:-go. -A the which she thanks you a thousand times : and short knife and a throng; - to your manor of Pickt- she gives you to notify, that her husband will be abYou'll not bear a letter for me, you

sence from his house between ten and eleven. rogue ! - You stand upon your honour ! - Why, Fal. Ten and eleven? thou unconfinable baseness, it is as much as I can Quick. Ay, forsooth; and then you may come do, to keep the terms of my honour precise. I, I, and see the picture, she says, that you wot of ;I myself sometimes, leaving the fear of heaven on master Ford, her husband, will be from home. the left hand, and hiding mine honour in my neces- Alas! the sweet woman leads an ill life with him; sity, am fain to shuffle, to hedge, and to lurch ; and he's a very jealousy man : she leads a very frampold yet you, rogue, will ensconce your rags, your cat- life with bim, good heart. a-mountain

looks, your red-lattice phrases, and your Fou. Ten and eleven : Woman, commend me to bold-beating oaths, under the shelter of your honour! her; I will not fail her. You will not do it, you ?

Quick. Why you say well : But I have another Pist. I do relent; What would'st thou more of messenger to your worship: Mistress Page hath her man ?

hearty commendations to you too; - and let me tell Enter Robin.

you in your ear, she's as fartuous a civil modest wife,

and one (I tell you) that will not miss you morning Rob. Sir, here's a woman would speak with you. nor evening prayer, as any is in Windsor, whoe'er Fal. Let her approach.

be the other: and she bade me tell your worship,

that her husband is seldom from home; but, she Enter Mistress QUICKLY.

hopes, there will come a time. I never knew a Quick. Give your worship good-morrow. woman so dote upon a man ; surely, I think you Fal. Good-morrow, good wife.

have charms, la; yes, in truth. Quick. Not so, an't please your worship.

Fal. Not I, I assure thee; setting the attraction Fal. Good maid, then.

of my good parts aside, I have no other charms. Quick. I'll be sworn; as my mother was, the first Quick. Blessing on your heart for't! hour I was born

Fal. But, I pray thee, tell me this : has Ford's Fal. I do believe the swearer : What with me? wife, and Page's wife, acquainted each other how,

Quick. Shall I vouchsafe your worship a word or they love me? two ?

Quick. That were a jest, indeed! — they have not Fal. Two thousand, fair woman : and I'll vouch-so little grace, I hope : that were a trick, indeed! safe thee the hearing.

But mistress Page would desire you to send her Quick. There is one mistress Ford, sir ; -- I pray, your little page, of all loves; her husband has a come a little nearer this ways:- I myself dwell marvellous infection to the little page : and, truly, with master doctor Caius.

master Page is an honest man. Never a wife in Fal. Well, on : Mistress Ford, you say,

Windsor leads a better life than she does; do what Quick. Your worship says very true : I pray she will, say what she will, take all, pay all, go to your worship, coine a little nearer this ways. bed when she list, rise when she list, all is as she

Fal. I warrant thee, nobody hears ; -minc own will; and, truly, she deserves it : for if there be a people, mine own people.

kind woman in Windsor, she is one. You must send Quick. Are they so? Heaven bless them, and her your page; no remedy. make them his servants !

Fal. Why, I will. Fal. Well : Mistress Ford ; -- what of her? Quick. Nay, but do so then : and, look you, be

Quick. Why, sir, she's a good creature. Lord, may come and go between you both; and, in any lord ! your worship's a wanton : Well, heaven for- case, have a nay-word, that you may know one angive you, and all of us, I pray!

other's mind, and the boy never need to understand Fal. Mistress Ford; — come, mistress Ford, - any thing; for 'tis not good that children should

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wickedness: old folks, you know, have Fal. Well, sir. Escretion, as they say, and know the world.

Ford. I have long loved her, and I protest to Pn. Fare thee well: commend me to them both: you, bestowed much on her; followed her with a there's my purse; I am yet thy debtor. - Boy, go doting observance; engrossed opportunities to meet along with this woman.

- This news distracts me! her; fee'd every slight occasion, that could but nig.

(Exeunt QUICKLY and ROBIN. gardly give me sight of her; not only bought many Pist

. This punk is one of Cupid's carriers : presents to give her, but have given largely to Clap on more sails ; pursue, up with your fights; many, to know what she would have given: briefly, Give fire ; she is my prize, or ocean whelm them all! I have pursued her, as love hath pursued me; which

[Erit Pistol. hath been on the wing of all occasions. But whatFol. Say'st thou so, old Jack? go thy ways; I'll soever I have merited, either in my mind, or in make more of thy old body than I have done. Will my means, meed, I am sure, I have received none; they get look after thee? Wilt thou, after the ex- unless experience be a jewel ; that I have purartice of so much money, be now a gainer? Good chased at an infinite rate ; and that hath taught me body, I thank thee: Let them say, 'tis grosslv done; to say this : so it be fairly done, no matter.

Love like a shadow flies, when substance love pursues ; Enter BARDOLPH.

Pursuing that that

flies, and flying what pursues. Bard. Sir John, there's one master Brook below Fal. Have you received no promise of satisfacwould fain speak with you, and be acquainted with tion at her hands ? pou; and bath sent your worship a morning's Ford. Never. draught of sack.

Fal. Have you importuned her to such a purFel. Brock, is his name? Pare. Ay, sir.

Ford. Never Fa Call him in; [Erit BARDOLPR.] Such Fal. Of what quality was your love then? Brooks are welcome to me, that o'erflow such li- Ford. Like a fair house, built upon another man's quer., Ah! ha! mistress Ford and mistress Page, ground ; so that I have lost my edifice, by mistakbare l encompassed you ? go to; via !

ing the place where I erected it. Re-enter BARDOLPH, with Ford disguised.

Fal. To what purpose have you unfolded this to Ford. Bless you, sir.

Ford. When I have told you that, I have told Fal. And you, sir: Would you speak with me? you all. Some say, that, though she appear honest Pard. I make bold, to press with so little prepar- to me, yet, in other places, she enlargeth her mirth

so far, that there is shrewd construction made of Fal You're welcome ; What's your will? Give her. Now, sir John, here is the heart of my puris leave, drawer.

(Erit BARDOLPH. pose : You are a gentleman of excellent breeding, Fard. Sir, I am a gentleman that have spent admirable discourse, of great admittance, authenBach; my name is Brook.

tick in your place and person, generally allowed Fel . Good master Brook, I desire more acquaint- for your many war-like, court-like, and learned pro

parations. Fert. Good sir John, I sue for yours : not to

Fal. O, sir! ekarge you; for I must let you understand, I think Ford. Believe it, for you know it :- There is ayself in better plight for a lender than you are: money; spend it

, spend it; spend more ; spend all the which hath something emboldened me to this I have; only give me so much of your time in exen stasered intrusion : for they say, if money go be change of it, as to lay an amiable siege to the ho

nesty of this Ford's wife : use your art of wooing, Fd. Money is a good soldier, sir, and will on. win her to consent to you; if any man may, you Fot. Trotá, and I have a bag of money here may as soon as any.


you will help me to bear it, sir Fal. Would it apply well to the vehemency of Jeden, take all

, or half, for easing me of the carriage. your affection, that I should win what you would Fd. Sir , I know not how I may deserve to be enjoy? Methinks, you prescribe to yourself very

preposterously. Ford I will tell you, sir, if you will give me the Ford. O, understand my drift! she dwells so se

curely on the excellency of her honour, that the Fech Speak, good master Brook; I shall be glad folly of my soul dares not present itself; she is too

bright to be looked against. Now, could I come to Ferd. Sir , I hear you are a scholar, - I will be her with any detection in my hand, my desires had

and you have been a man long instance and argument to commend themselves; I kura to stie, though I had never so good means, could drive her then from the ward of her purity, a desire, to make myself acquainted with you. I her reputation, her marriage yow, and a thousand Hall discover a thing to you, wherein I must very other her defences, which now are too strongly emruch, by open mine own imperfection : but, good battled against me: What say you to't, sir John ? i dodat, as you have one eye upon my follies, as Fal, Master Brook, I will first make bold with you heat thern unfolded, turn another into the re- your money; next, give me your hand : and last, biter of your own; that I may pass with a reproof as I am a gentleman, you shall, if you will, enjoy de easier , sith you yourself know, how easy it is Ford's wife.

Ford. O good sir ! Fel . Very well , sir ; proceed.

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Fal. Want no mistress Ford, master Brook, you Caius. By gar, de herring is no dead, so as I vill shall want none. I shall be with her, (I may tell kill him. Take your rapier, Jack; I vill tell you you,) by her own appointment; even as you came in how I vill kill him. to me, her assistant, or go-between, párted from Rug. Alas, sir, I cannot fence. me : I say, I shall be with

her between ten and ele- Caius. Villainy, take your rapier. ven; for at that time the jealous rascally knave, her Rug. Forbear; here's company. husband, will be forth. Come you to me at night; you shall know how I speed.

Enter Host, SHALLOW, SLENDER, and Page. Ford. I am blest in your acquaintance. Do you Host. 'Bless thee, bully doctor. know Ford, sir ?

Shal. Save you, master doctor Caius, Fal. Hang him, poor cuekoldly knave! I know Page. Now, good master doctor! him not :- yet I wrong him to call him poor ; they Slen. Give you good-morrow, sir. say, the jealous wittolly knave hath masses of mo- Caius. Vat be all you, one, two, tree, four, come ney; for the which his wife seems to me well-fa- for? voured. I will use, her as the key of the cuckoldly Host. To see thee fight, to see thee foin, to see rogue's coffer; and there's my harvest-home. thee traverse, to see thee here, to see thee there;

Pord. I would you knew Ford, sir; that you to see thee pass thy punto, thy stock, thy reverse, might avoid him, if you saw him.

thy distance, thy montánt. Is he dead, my EthiFal

. Hang him, mechanical salt-butter rogue! opian? is he dead, my Francisco ? ha, bully? What I will stare him out of his wits; I will awe him says my Æsculapius? my Galen ? my heart of elder with my cudgel : it shall hang like a meteor o'er the ha! is he dead, bully Stale? is he dead? cuckold's horns : master Brook, thou shalt know, I Caius. By gar, he is de coward Jack priest of the will predominate o'er the peasant, and thou shalt vorld; he is not show his face. lie with his wife. - Come to me soon at night :- Host. Thou art a Castilian king, Urinal! Hec. Ford's a knave, and I will aggravate his stile; thou, tor of Greece, my boy? master Brook, shalt know him for a knave and Caius. I pray you, bear vitness that me have stay cuckold :- come to me soon at night. [Exit. six or seven, two, tree hours for him, and he is no

Ford. What a damned Epicurean rascal is this ! come. - My heart is ready to crack with impatience. Shal. He is the wiser man, master doctor: he is Who says, this is improvident jealousy? My wife a curer of souls, and you a curer of bodies ; if you hath sent to him, the hour is fixed, the match is should fight, you go against the hair of your promade. Would any man have thought this ? See fessions ; is it not true, master Page ? the hell of having a false woman ! my bed shall be Page. Master Shallow, you have yourself been a abused, my coffers ransacked, my reputation gnawn great fighter, though now a man of peace. at; and I shall not only receive this villainous Shal. Bodykins, master Page, though I now be wrong, but stand under the adoption of abominable old, and of the peace, if I see a sword out, my terms, and by him that does me this wrong. finger itches to make one : though we are justices, Terms' names! Amaimon sounds well ; Luci- and doctors, and churchmen, master Page, we have fer, well; Barbason, well; yet they are devils' ad- some salt of our youth in us; we are the sons of ditions, the names of fiends : but cuckold! wittol- women, master Page. cuckold ! the devil himself hath not such a name. Page. 'Tis true, master Shallow. Page is an ass, a secure ass! he will trust his wife, Shal. It will be found so, master Page. Master he will not be jealous ; I will rather trust a Fleming doctor Caius, I am come to fetch you home. I am with my butter, parson Hugh the Welchman with sworn of the peace ; you have showed yourself a my cheese, an Irishman with my aqua-vitæ bottle, wise physician, and sir Hugh hath shown himself a or a thief to walk my ambling gelding, than my wife wise and patient churchman : you must go with me, with herself: then she plots, then she ruminates, master doctor. then she devises: and what they think in their Hosl. Pardon, guest justice: - A word, monhearts they may effeet, they will break their hearts sieur Muck-water. but they will effect. Heaven be praised for my jea

Caius. Muck-vater! vat is dat? lousy! — Eleven o'clock the hour; - I will prevent Host. Muck-water, in our English tongue, is vathis, detect my wife, be revenged on Falstaff, and lour, bully, laugh at Page. I will about it ; better three hours Caius. By gar, then I have as much muck-vater too soon, than a minute too late. Fie, fie, fie ! as de Englishman : -Scurvy jack-dog priest! by cuckold! cuckold! cuckold !

(Exit. gar, me vill cut his ears.

Host. He will elapper-claw thee tightly, bully. SCENE III. - Windsor Park.

Caius. Clapper-de-claw! vat is dat?

Host. That is, he will make thee amends.
Enter Caius and Rugby.

Caius. By gar, me do look, he shall clapper-deCaius. Jack Rugby!

claw me; for, by gar, me vill have it.

Host. And I will provoke him to't, or let him wag. Caius. Vat is de clock, Jack ?

Caius. Me tank you for dat. Rug. "Tis past the hour, sir, that sir Hugh pro- Host. And moreover, bully, — But first, master mised to meet.

guest, and master Page, and eke cavalero Slender, go Caius. By gar, he has save his soul, dat he is no you through the town to Frogmore. (Aside to them. come; he has pray his Pible vell, dat he is no come : Page. Sir Hugh is there, is he? by gar, Jack Rugby, he is dead already, if he be Host. He is there : see what humour he is in ; come.

and I will bring the doctor about by the fields; will Rug. He is wise, sir ; he knew, your worship it do well? would kill him, if he came.

Shal. We will do it.

Rug. Sir.

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