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Shal. Tur, Sir, I could have told you more; in there times you stand on distance, your pastes, loccado's, and I know not what : ’is the heart, master Page ; 'tis here, 'tis here. I have seen the time, with my long sword, I would have made you four tall fellows skip
Hot. Here, boys, here, here: fall we wag? d'age. lEave with you ; I had rather hear them scolii
[Exeu:rt Hoft, Shallow and Page. Ford'. Tho' Page be a secure fool, (15) and stand to firmly on his wiie's fealty, yet I cannot put off my Opinion fo easily. She was in his company at Page's house ; and what they made there, I know not. Well, I will look further into’t; and I have a disguise to found Falfiaf: if I find her honeft, I lose not my labour; if he be otherwise, 'tis labour well bestow’d.
[Exit. SCENE changes to the Garter-Inn.
Enter Falstaff and Piftol. Fal, Will not lend thee a penny.
Pif. Why then the world's mine oyster, which I with fword will open.--I will retort the tum
I have been content, Sir, you fhould lay my countenance to pawn; I have grated upon my good friends for three reprieves for you, and your couch-fellow, Nim; or else you had look'd throuzh the grate, like a gerainy of 'baboons. I am damn’d ia boll for fwearing to gentlemen, my friends, you were good soldiers, and tail fellows. And when mist: els Bridge loit the handle of her fan, I took'o upon mine honour, thou hadit it not.
Piff, Did it thou not share ? hadit thou not fifteen pence? (15) And sand so formly on his coife's frailty;] No, surely; Part food lign:ly to the opinion of her hoverty, and would not entertain a thought of her being f.ail. have therefore venturd to fubftitate a word corripondent to the cenfe requ
and one, which Pyet frequently uses, to signify conjugal fuilha
Fal. Not a penny.
Fal. Reason, you rogue; reason : think’t thou, 1!! endanger my soul gratis? At a word, harg about me, I am no gibbet for you : (16) ço, a here knive, and a throng, to your manor of Pickt hatch
; go, you'll not bcar a letter for me, you rogue! you ftar.d upon your honour! why, thou unconfinable baseness, it is as much as I can do to keep the term of my honour precise. 1, 1, I mysel: fometimes, leaving the fear of heaven on the leit hand, and hiding mine honour in my necefily, am fain to Tufte, to hedge and to lurch; and yet you rogue will ersconce your têgs, your cat-a-mountain looks,
Enter Miffress Quickly,
. I'll be swoin, as my mother was, the firf hour I was born.
Fal. I do believe the swearer : what with me?
Fal. Two thousand, fair woman, and I'll vouchsa e thee the hearing.
Quic. There is one mistress Ford, Sir: I pray, come a little nearer this ways : I myself dwell with Mr. Doctor Caius.
Fal. Well, on : mistress Ford, you say,(16) Go, a short knife, and a thong,] All the old copies have it, tbrong : as I believe, the Author design d ; i. e. a föort knive and a crouc, the two requitites for a pick-pocker. Picke-katch, as we may find by many places in Ben John on, was a noted harbour for
kbirues and Prun. perso
Quic. Your worship says very true : I pray your worship, come a little nearer this ways.
Fal. I warrant thee, no body hears : mine own people, mine own people.
Quic. Are they lo ? 'heav'n bless them, and make them his fervants.
Fal. Well : mistress Ford, what of her?
Quic. Why, Sir, she's a good creature. Lord, Lord, your worship's a wanton ; well, heav'n forgive you, and all of
pray Fal, Mistress Ford, come, mistress Ford Quic
. Marry, this is the fort and the long of it; you have brought her into such a canaries, as 'tis wonderful : the best courrier of them all, when the court lay at Windsor, could never have brought her to such a canary. Yet there has been Knights, and Lords, and Gentlemen, with their coaches ; I warrant you, coach after coach, letter afier letter, gift after gift, smelling so sweetly; all muk; and fo russling, I Warrant you, in silk and gold, and in such alligant terms, and in such wine and sugar of the best, and the fairest, that would have won any woman's heart; and, I warrant you, they could never get an eye-wink of her
. I had myself twenty angels given me this morning: but I defy all angels, in any such fort as they say, but in the way of honefty; and I warrant you, they could never get her so much as fsp on a cup with the proudest of them all: and yet there has been Earls, nay, which is more, Pensioners; but, I warrant you, all is one with her, Fal. But what says she to me i be brief, my good.
Quic. Marry, she hath receiv'd your letter, for the which she thanks you a thousand times; and the gives you to notify, that her husband will be absence from his house between ten and eleven.
Fal. Ten and eleven.
Quic. Ay, forsooth; and then you may come and see the piæ ure, she says, that you wot of: master Ford, her husband, will be from home.
Alas! the sweet
woman leads an ill life with him, he's a very jealousy. man; Me leads a very frampold life with him, good heart.
Fal. Ten and eleven : woman, commend me to her, I will not fail her.
Quic. Why, you say well : But I have another mel. senger to your worship; miftreis Page has lier beary cominendat ons to you too; and let me tell you in your ear, she's as fartuous a civil modeft wire, and one (I tell you, that will not miss you morning nor evening prayer, as any is in Windjer, whce'er be the other; and she hade me tell your worship, that her husband is seldom from home, but, the hopes, there will come a time. I never knew a woman lo doat upon a man; Surely, I think you have charms, la ; yes, in truth.
Fal. Noc !, I assure theę; setting the attraction of my good parts aside, I have no other charms.
24.c. Blefing on your heart for't.
fal. But I pray thee, tell me this ; bas Ford's wife, and Page's wife, acquainted (ach other how they love me ?
Quic. That were a jest, indeed; they have not so licile grace, I hope ; that were a trek, indeed! bot niiltreis Page would defire you to send her your little page, of all loves : her husband has a marvelous, in ection to the lit!le page; ani, truly, master Page is. an honest man. Never a wise in l'ind/or leads a better life, than he does; do what he will, fy what the will, take all, pay all. go to bed when he lift
, rise whin the lift, all is as he will; and, truly, she deserves. it; for if there be a kind woman in Windsor, truly, Me
You must send her your page; no remedy. Fal, Why, I will.
Quic. Nay, but do fo then; and, look you, he may come and go between you both, and in any cafe have a näy-word, that you may know one another's mind: and ihe boy never need to underliand any thing; for 'tis not good, that children should know any wickedness: old folks, you know, have discretion, as they say, and know the world.
Fal. Fare thee well; commend me to them both : there's my purse, I am yet thy debtor. Boy, go along with this woman,
This news distracts me.
[Exe. Quick, and Robin. Pift. This punk is one of Cupid's carriers : Clap on more sails; pursue; up with
fights; Give fire ! she is my prize, or ocean whelin chem all!
[Exit Pistol. Fal. Say'st thou ro, old Jack? go thy ways; I'll make more of thy old body, than I have done; wilde they yet look after thee? Wilt thou, after the expence of so much money, be now a gainer? good body, ! than thee; let ihem say, 'tis grossly done ; fo be is. fairly done, no matter.
Enter Bardo'ph. Bard. Sir John, there's one master Erook below would fain speak with you, and be acquainted with you; and hath sent your worship a morning's draughe ol fack.
Faí. Brook, is his name?
Full Call him in ; [Exit Bardolph.) such Broats are welcome to me, that o'erblow with such liquor. Ah! ah! mistress Ford and mistress Page, have I encon. pals’d you ! go to, via!
Re-enter Bardolph, with Ford disguis’d. Ford. Bless
Ford. I make bold to press with lo little preparation upon you.
Fal. You're welcome ; what's your will give us. leave, drawer.
[Exit Bardolph. Ford. Sir, I am a gentleman that have spent much ; my name is Brook. Fal
. Good master Brook, I desire more acquaintance: Ferd. Good Sir John, I sue for yours ; not to charge yca; for I mut let you understand, I think myself in, better plight for a lender than you are, the which kath: