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Fal. Good master Br.jok, I desire more acquaint-rally allowed for your many war-like, court-like, and ance of you.

learned preparations. Ford.' Good sir John, I sue for yours : not to Fal. 0, sir ! charge you; for I must let you understand, I think Ford. Believe it, for you know it:-There is myself in better plight for a lender than you are : money; spend it, spend it; spend more; spend the which hath something emboldened me to this all I have; only give me so much of your time in unseasoned intrusion : for they say, if money go exchange of it, as to lay an amiable siege to the before, all ways do lie open.

bonesty of this Ford's wife : use your art of wooFal. Money is a good soldier, sir, and will on. ing, win her to consent to you ; if any man may,

Ford. Troth, and I have a bag of money here you may as soon as any. troubles me: if you will help me to bear it, sir Fal. Would it apply well to the vehemency of Jobn, take all, or half, for easing me of the car- your affection, that I should win what you would riage.

enjoy? Methinks, you prescribe to yourself very Fal. Sir, I know not how I may deserve to be preposterously. Four porter.

Ford. O, understand my drifı! she dwells so Ford. I will tell you, sir, if you will give me the securely on the excellency of her honour, that the hearing.

folly of my soul dares not present itself; she is Fal. Speak, good master Brook; I shall be glad too bright to be looked against. Now, could I to be your servant.

come to ber with any detection in my hand, my Ford. Sir, I hear you are a scholar, I will be desires bad instance and argument to commend brief with you, and you bave been a man long themselves; I could drive ber then from the word known to me, though I had never so good means, of her purity, ber reputation, ber marriage vow, as desire, to make myself acquainted with you. I and a thousand other ber defences, which now are shall discover a thing to you, wherein I must very too strongly embattled against me : What say you much lay open mine own imperfection ; but, good to't, sir John? sir J-hn, as you have one eye upon my follies, as Fal. Master Brook, I will first make bold with you hear ihem unfolded, turn another into the re- your money ; next, give me your hand : and, last, gister of your own; that I may pass with a re- as I am a gentleman, you shall, if you will, enjoy proof the easier, sith you yourself know, how easy Ford's wife. it is to be such an offender.

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

Fal. Master Brook, I say you shall. Ford. There is a gentlewoman in this town, ber Ford. Want no money, sir John, you shall want busband's name is Ford, Fal. Well, sir,

Fal. Want no mistress Ford, master Brook, you Fod I have long loved her, and I protest to shall want none. I shall be with her (1 may tell Fou, bestowed much on her; followed her with a you), by her own appointment; even as you came doting obstrvance; engrossed opportunities to in to me, her assistant, or go-between, parted from meet her; fee'd every slight occasion, that could me : I say, I shall be with her between ten and but piggardly give me sight of her; not only eleven; for at that time the jealous rascally knave, bought mans presents to give her, but have given ber husband, will be forih. Come you to me at largely to many, to know what she would have night; you shall know low I speed. given: briefly, I bave pursued her, as love hath Ford. I am blest in your acquaintance. Do you pursued me; which bath been on the wing of all know Ford, sir ? occasions. But whatsoever I have merited, either in Fal. Aang bim, poor cuckoldly knave! I know my mind, or in my means, meed, I am sure, I have him not :-yet I wrong him to call tim poor; they received none ; unless experience be a jewel ; that say, the jealous wittolly knave hath masses of moI have purchased at an infinite rate; and that hatb ney; for the which his wife seenis to me well-fataught me to say this :

voured. I will use her as the key of the cuckoldly Love like a shadow flies, when substance love pur

rogue's coffer; and there's my harvest-home.

Ford. I would you knew Ford, sir; that you sues ; Pursuing that that flies, and fying what pursues.

might avoid him, if you saw him.

Fal. Hang bim, mechanical salt-butter rogue ! Pal. Have you received no promise of satisfac. I will stare him out of bis wits; I will ane him tion at her hands?

with my cudgel : it shall hang like a meteor o'er Ford. Never,

the cuckold's horns: master Brook, thou shalt know, Fal. Have you importuned her to such a pur- I will predominate o'er the peasant, and thou shalt pose ?

lie with his wife.-Come to me soon at night:Ford. Never.

Ford's a knave, and I will aggravate his stile; Fal. Of what quality was your love then ? thou, master Brook, sholt know him for a knave and

Ford. Like a fair bouse, built upon another cuckold :-come to me soon at night. [Exit. man's ground; so that I have lost my edifice, by Ford. What a damned Epicurean rascal is this ! mistaking the place where I erected it.

-My heart is ready to crack with impatience.Fal. To what purpose bave you unfolded this to Who says, this is improvident jealousy! My wife me?

hath sent to bim, the hour is fixed, the match is Ford. When I have told you that, I have told made. Would any man bave thought this ?-See you all. Some say, that, though she appear honest the hell of having a fulse woman! my bed shall be to me, yet, in other places, she enlargeth her abused, my coffers ransack'd, my reputation gnawn mirth so far, that there is sbrewd construction at; and I shall not only receive this villanous made of her. Now, sir John, here is the heart of wrong, but stand under the adoption of abominable my purpose : You are a gentleman of excellent terms, and by him that does me this wrong. Terms! breeding, admirable discourse, of great admit- names ! -Amaimon sounds well; Lucifer, well; tance, authentic in your place and 'erson, gene

Parbason, well; yet they ore devils' ailditions, the

I am


names of tiends : but cuckold ! wittol-cuckold ! the Shal. It will be found so, master Page. Master d-vil bimself hath not such a name. Page is an doctor Caius, I am come to fetch you isome. ass, a secure ass ! be will trust his wife, he will sworn of the peace; you have showed yourself a not be jealous; I will rather trust a Fleming with wise physician, and sir Hugh bath shown himself my butter, parson Hugh the Welchman with my wise and patient churchman: you must go wik cheese, an Irishman with my aqua-vitæ bottle, or me, master doctor. a thief to walk my ambling gelding, than my wife Host. Pardon, guest justice :-A word, monsieur with berself: then she plots, then she ruminates, Muck-water. then she devises : and what they think in their Caius. Muck-vater! vat is dat? hearts they may effect, they will break their hearts Host. Muck-water, in our English tongue, is vabut they will effect. Heaven be praised for my lour, bully. jealousy !-Eleven o'clock the hour; I will pre- Caius. By gar, then I have as much muck.vater vent this, detect my wife, be revenged on Falstaff

, as de Englishman :---Scurvy jack-dog priest ! by and laugh at Page. I will about it; better three gar, me vill cut his ears. bours too soon, than a minute too late. Fie, fie, Host. He will clapper-claw thee tightly, bully. fie! cuckold ! cuckold ! cuckold !

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

Host. That is, he will make thee amends.
SCENE III.-Windsor Park,

Caius. By gar, me do look, he shall clapper-de.

claw me; for, by gar, me vill have it. Enter Caius and RUGBY.

Host. And I will provoke him to't, or let him Caius. Jack Rugby!

wag Rug. Sir.

Caius. Me tank you for dat. Caius. Vat is de clock, Jack?

Host. And moreover, bully,--But first, master Rug. 'Tis past the bour, sir, that sir Hugh pro- guest, and master Page, and eke cavalero Slender, mised 10 meet.

80 you through the town to Frogmore. [ Aside to them Caius. By gar, he has save his soul, dat he is no Page. Sir Hugh is there, is he? come; he has pray his Pible vell, dat he is no come:

Host. He is there : see what humour he is in; by gar, Jack Rugby, he is dead already, if he be and I will bring the doctor about by the fields : will

it do well ? Rug. He is wise, sir; he knew, your worship

Shal. We will do it. would kill him, if he came.

Page. Shal. and Slen. Adieu, good master doctor. Caius. By gar, de herring is no dead, so as I vi!!

[Ereunt PAGE, SHallow, and SLENDER. kill him. Take your rapier, Jack ; I vill tell you

Caius. By gar, une vill kill de priest ; for he how I vill kill him.

speak for a jack-an-ape to Anne Page. Rug. Alas, sir, I cannot fence.

Host. Let him die : but, first, sheath thy impa. Caius. Villany, take your rapier.

tience; throw cold water on thy choler; go about Rug. Forbear; here's company.

the fields with me through Frogmore; I will bring

thee where mistress Anne Page is, at a farm house, Enter Host, SHALLOW, SLENDER, and Page. a feasting: and thou shalt woo her : Cry'd game, Host. 'Bless thee, bully doctor.

said I wel ? Shal. Save you, master doctor Caius.

Caius. By gar, me tank you for dat: by gar, I Page. Now, good master doctor!

love you ; and I shall procure you de good guest, Slen. Give you good-morrow, sir.

de earl, de knight, de lords, de gentlemen, my pa. Caius. Vat be all you, one, two, tree, four, come

tients. for?

Host. For the which, I will be thy adversary to. Host. To see thee fight, to see thee foin, to see wards Anne Page; said I well ? thee traverse, to see thee here, to see thee there, Caius. By gar, 'tis good; vell said. to see thee pass thy punto, thy stock, thy reverse,

Host. Let us wag then. thy distance, thy montant. Is be dead, my Ethi. Caius. Come at my heels, Jack Rugby. [Exeunt. opian ? is he dead, my Francisco ? ha, bully! What says my Æsculapius? my Galen? my heart of elder ? ba! is he dead, bully Stale? is he dead?

Caius. By gar, he is de coward Jack priest of the vorld ; he is not sbow his face.

Host. Thou art a Castilian king, Urinal! Hector of Greece, my boy ?

ACT III. Caius. I pray you, bear vitness that me have stay six or seven, two, tree hours for him, and he SCENE I.--A Field near Frogmore. is no come.

Enter Sir Huga Evans and SIMPLE. Shal. He is the wiser man, master doctor: he is curer of souls, and you a curer of bodies ; if you Eva. I pray you now, good master Slender's should fight, you go against the hair of your pro- serving-man, and friend Simple by your name, fessions ; is it not true, master Page ?

which way bave you looked for Master Caius, that Page. Master Shallow, you bave yourself been a calls himself Doctor of Physick ? great fighter, though now a man of peace.

Sim. Marry, sir, the city-ward, the park ward, Shal. Bodykins, master Page, though I now be every way; old Windsor way, and every way but old, and of the peace, if I see a sword out, my the town way. finger itches to make one : thouyb we are justices, Eva. I most fehemently desire you, you will also

nd doctors, and churchmen, master Page, we have look that way, some salt of our youth in us; we are the sons of Sim. I will, sir. W ten, master Page.

Eva. 'Pless my soul! how full of cholers I am, i'ugu 'Tis true, master Shallow.

and trempliny of mind '--I shall be glad, is ho

bare deceived me :- how melancholies I am!-1 Caius. I pray you, let-a me speak a word vit your will knog bis urinals about his knave's costard, ear: Verefore vill you not meet when I have good opportunities for the 'ork – 'pless Era. Pray you, use your patience : In good my soul !

[Sings. time. To shallow rivers, to whose falis

Caius. By gar, you are de coward, de Jack dog Melodious birds sing madrigals;

Job are.

There will we make our peds of roses,

Pray you, let us not be laughing-stogs to
And a thousand fragrant posies.

oth men's humours; I desire you in friendship, To shallow.

and I will one way or other make you amends :-I

will knog your urinals about your knave's cogscomb, Dercy on me! I bave a great dispositions to cry. for missing your meetings and appointments. Melodious birds sing madrigals :

Caius. Diable !-- Jack Rugby,

mine Host do When as 1 sat in Pabylon,

Jarterre, have I not stay for him, to kill him ? have
And a thousand vagram posies.

I not, at de place I did appoint ?
To shallow

Eva. As I am a Christians soul, now, look you, Sim. Yonder be is coming, this way, sir Hugb.

this is the place appointed ; I'll be judgment by

mine host of the Garter. Eca. He's welcome :

Host. Peace, I say, Guallia and Gaul, French To shallow rivers, to whose falls—

and Welch ; soul-curer and body-curer. llearen prosper the right!_What weapons is he?

Caius. Ay, dat is very good ! excellent! Sim. No weapons, sir: There comes my master,

Host. Peace, I say ; bear mine host of the Gar. master Shallow, and another gentleman from Frog- avel! Shall I lose my doctor ? no; he gives me

ter. Am I politic ? am I subtle? am I a Machimore, over the stile, this way.

Era. Pray you, give me my gown; or else keep the potions, and the motions. Shall I lose my it in your arms.

parson? my priest ? my sir Hugh ? no: he gives

me the proverbs and the no-verbs.-Give me thy Enter Page, Sallow, and SLENDER. hand, terrestrial ; 80 :-Give me thy hand, celes

tial; so. — Shal. How now, master parson? Good-morrow, both ; I have directed you to wrong places ; you:

Boys of art, I have deceived you good sir Hugh. Keep a gamester from the dice, hearts are mighty, your skins are whole, and let and a good student from his book, and it is won burnt sack be the issue.-Come, lay their swords derful.

to pawn:-Follow me, lad of peace ; follow, follow, Sler. Ab, sweet Anne Page !

follow. Page. Save you, good sir Hugh!

Shal. Trust me, a mad host :-Follow, gentle. Eva. 'Pless you from bis mercy sake, all of you !

med, follow. Shal. What the sword and the word ! do you

Slen. 0, sweet Anne Page ! study them both, master parson ?

(Eseunt Shallow, SLENDER, Pace, and Host. Page. And youthful still, in your doublet and

Caius. Ha! do perceive dat? have you make-a hose, this raw rheumatic day?

de sot of us? ha, ha! Evu. There is reasons and causes for it.

Eva. This is well; he bas made us his vloutingPage. We are come to you, to do a good office, stog.-1 desire you, that we may be friends; and master parson.

let us knog our prains together, to be revenge on Era. Fery well : What is it? Page. Yonder is a most reverend gentleman, host of the Garter.

this same scall, scurvy, cogging companion, the who belike, having received wrong by some person, Caius. By gar, vit all my heart; he promise to is at most odds with his own gravity and patience, bring me vere is Anne Page; by gar, he deceive tbat ever you saw. Shal. I have lived fourscore years, and upward;

Eva. Well, I will smite his noddles : · Pray I never beard a man of his place, gravity, and learn

[Exeunt. ing, so wide of his own respect. Ema. What is he?

SCENE II.-The Street in Windsor.
Page. I think you know him; master doctor
Caius, the renowned French physiciau.

Enter Mistress Page and ROBIN.
Ees. Got's will, and his passion of

beart! 1

Mrs. Page. Nay, keep your way, little gallant ; bad as lief you would tell me of a mess of porridge. you were wont to be a follower, but now you are a Page. Why?

leader : Whether had you rather, lead mine eyes Era. He has no more knowledge in Hibocrates

or eye your master's heels ? and Galen,-and be is a knare besides; a cowardly

Rob. I bad rather, forsooth, go before you like a knave, as you would desires to be acquainted


tban follow him like a dwarf. withal.

Mrs. Page. O you are a flattering boy; now, I Page. I warrant you, he's the man should fight

see, you'll

be a courtier. with bin. Slen. 0, sweet Anne Page!

Enter FORD, Shal. It appears so, by his weapons :-Keep them

Ford. Well met, mistress Page : Whither go asunder ;-here comes doc:or Caius.

Mrs. Page. Truly, sir, to see your wife ; Is she Enter Host, Caius, and RUGBY.

at home? Page. Nay, good master parson, keep in your Ford. Ay; and as idle as she may hang together, геарор. .

for want of company: 1 think, if your husbands Shal. So do you, good master doctor.

were dead, you two would marry. Hest. Disarm them, and let ihem question ; let Mrs. Page. Be sure of that,-iwo otber husbands. then keep their l.mbs w bole, and back our English. Ford. Where had you this pretty weather-rock?

me too.

you, follow.


Mrs. Puge. I cannot tell what the dickens his Caius. Go home, John Rugby; I come anon. name is my husband had bim of: What do you call

[Erit Rugby. your knight's name, sirrah ?

Host. Farewell, my hearts: I will to my honest Rob. Sir John Falstaff.

knight Falstaff, and drink canary with him. Ford. Sir John Falstaff!

[Erit Host. Mrs. Page. He, he; I can never bit on's name. Ford. [Aside.) I think, I shall drink in pipe-There is such a league between my good man wine first with him. I'll make him dance. Will and be !-Is your wife at home, indeed?

you go, gentles ? Ford. Indeed, she is.

All. Have with you, o sea this monster. [Ereunt. Mrs. Page. By your leave, sir ;-I am sick, till I see her. [Exeunt Mrs. Page and Robin. SCENE III.-A Room in Ford's House Ford. Has Page any brains ? hath he any eyes ?

Enter Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Pagr. hath he any thinking ? Sure, they sleep; he hath

Mrs. Ford. Wbat, John! what, Robert ! no use of them. Why, this boy will carry a letter

Mrs. Page. Quickly, quickly : Is the buck-bas. twenty miles, as easy as a cannon will shoot point

ketblank'twelve score. He pieces-out his wife's in

Mrs. Ford. I warrant :-What, Robin, I say. clination; he gives her folly motion and advantage: and vow she's going to my wife, and Fal.

Enter Servants, with a basket. staff's boy with her. A man may hear this shower Mrs. Page. Come, ci me, come. sing in the wind !-and Falstaff's boy with her !- Mrs. Ford. Here, set it down. Good plots !-they are laid ; and our revolted wives Mrs. Page. Give your men the charge ; we must share damnation together. Well; I will take him, be brief. then torture my wile, pluck the borrowed veil of Mrs. Ford. Marry, as I told you before, John, modesty from the so seeming mistress Page, di- and Robert, he ready here hard by in the brewvulge Page himself for a secure and wilful Actæon; house; and when I suddenly call you, come forth, and to these violent proceedings all my neighbours and (without any pause, or staggering,) take this shall cry aim. [Clock strikes.] The clock gives basket on your shoulders : that done, trudge with me my cue, and my assurance bids me search; it in all haste, and carry it among the whitsters in there I shall find Falstaff: I shall be rather praised Datchet-mead, and there empty it in the muddy for this, than mocked; for it is as positive as the ditch, close by the Thames side. earth is firm, that Falstaff is there : I will go. Mrs. Page. You will do it?

Mrs. Ford. I have told them over and over; they Enter Page, Shallow, SLENDER, Host, Sir Hugh lack no direction : Be gone, and come when you Evans, Caius, and Rugby.

are called.

[Eseunt Servants.

Mrs. Page. Here comes little Robin. Shal. Page, &c. Well met, master Ford.

Enter ROBIN. Ford. Trust me, a good knot : I bave good cheer at home; and, I pray you, all go with me.

Mrs. Ford. How now, my eyas-musket? what Shal. I must excuse myself, master Ford.

news with you? Slen. And so must I, sir; we bave appointed to

Rob. My master, sir Jolin, is come in at your dine with mistress Anne, and I would not break back-door, mistress Ford ; and requests your comwith her for more money than I'll speak of. pany

Shal. We have lingered about a match between Mrs. Page. You little Jack-a-lent, have you been Anne Page and my cousin Slender, and this day true to us ? we shall bave our answer.

Rob. Ay, I'll be sworn : My master knows not Slen. I hope I have your good will, father Page. of your being here ; and bath threatened to put me

Page. You have, master Slender; I stand wholly into everlasting liberty, if I tell you of it; for, he for you :- but my wife, master doctor, is for


swears, he'll turn me away. altogether.

Mrs. Page. Thou'rt a good boy; this secrecy of Caius. Ay, by gar; and de maid is love a-me; thine shall be a tailor to thee, and shall make thee my nursh-a Quickly tell me so mush.

a new doublet and hose. I'll go bide me. Host. What say you to young master Fenton ? he

Mrs. Ford. Do so : Go tell thy master, I am capers, be dances, he has eyes of youth, he writes alone. Mistress Page, remember you your cue. verses, he speaks holyday, he smells April and

[Erit Rubin. May be will carry't, he will carry't ; 'tis in his Mrs. Page. I warrant thee ; if I do not act it, buttons ; he will carry't.

[Exit Mrs. PàCE. Page. Not by my consent, I promise you. The Mrs. Ford. Go to then ; we'll use this unwholegentleman is of no having: he kept company with some humidity, this gross watery pumpion ;-we'll the wild Prince and Poins; he is of too high a re- teach him bow to know turtles from jays. gion, be knows too much. No, he shall not knit a

Enter FALSTAFF. knot in his fortunes with the finger of my substance : if lre take her, let him take her simply; the wealth

Fal. Have I caught thee, my heavenly jewel? I have waits on my consent, and my consent goes Why, now let me die, for I have lived long enough; not that way.

this is the period of my ambition ; 0 this blessed Ford. I beseech you, heartily, some of you go

hour! home with me to dinner: besides your cheer, you Mrs. Ford. O sweet sir Johp ! shall bave sport; I will show you a monster.-Mas

Fal. Mistress Ford, I cannot cog, I cannot prate, ter doctor, you shall go ;-50 shall you, master mistress Ford. Now sball I sin in my wish : 1 Page ;--and you, sir Hugh.

would thy husband were dead; I'll speak it before Shai. Well, fare you well ;-we shall have the the best lord, I would make thee my lady. frcer wooing at master Page's.

Mrs. Ford. I your lady, sir Join! alas, I should [Ereunt Shallow and SLENDER. be a pitiful lady.

hiss me.

Fel. Let the court of France show me such man, my dear friend ; and I fear not mine oxi. another ; I see bow thine eye would emulate the shame, so much as his peril: 1 bad rather than a diamond : Thou hast the right arched bent of the thousand pound, be were out of the house. brow, that becomes the ship-tire, the tire-valiant, Mrs. Page. For shame, never stand you had rathr, or any tire of Venetian admittance.

and you hud rather ; your husband's here at hand, Mrs. Ford. A plain kerchief, sir John: my brows bethink you of some conveyance: in the house you become nothing else; nor that well neither. canuot hide him.-0, bow have you deceived ine!

Fal. Thou art a traitor to say so : thou would'st - Look, bere is a basket; if he be of any reason. make an absolute courtier; and the firm fixture of able stature, be may creep in here; and throw foul thy foot would give an excellent motion to thy gait, linen upon him, as if it were going to bucking: in a semi-circled farthingale. I see what thou Or, it is whiting-time, send him by your two men wert, if fortune thy foe were not; nature is thy to Datchet-mrad. friend : Come, thou canst not hide it.

Mrs. Ford. He's too big to go in there : What Mrs. Ford. Believe me, there's no such thing in shall I do? me. Fal. What made me love thee ? let that persuade

Re-enter FALSTAFF. thee, there's something extraordinary in thee. Come, I cannot cog, and say, thou art this and that, I'll in, I'll in; follow your friend's counsel;—I'll

Fal. Let me see't, let me see't! O let me see't ! like a many of these lisping hawthorn buds, that

in. come like women in men's apparel, and smell like Bucklersbury in simple-time; I cannot : but I love

Mrs. Page. What! Sir John Falstaff! Are these thee ; none but thee; and thou deservest it.

your letters, knight? Alrs. Ford. Do not betray me, sir ; I fear, you away: let me creep in here; I'll never

Fal. I love thee, and none but thee; help me love mistress Page.

[He goes into the basket; they cover him Fal. Thou might'st as well say, I love to walk by the Counter-gate; wbich is as hateful to me as

with foul linen.

Mrs. Page. Help to cover your master, boy. the reek of a lime-kiln. Mrs. Ford. Well, Heaven knows, how I love

Call your men mistress Ford :

-You dissembling

knight! you ; and you shall one day find it.

Mrs. Ford. What John, Robert, John! [Erit Fal. Keep in that mind; l'll deserve it. Mrs. Ford. Nay, I must tell you, so you do; or clothes here, quickly; where's the cowl-staff? look,

Robin. Re-enter Servants.]-Go take up these else I could not be in that mind.

how you drumble; carry them to the laundress in Rob. [Within.) Mistress Ford, mistress Ford !

Datchet-mead ; quickly, come. here's mistress Page at the door, sweating, and blowing, and looking wildly, and would needs Enter Ford, Pace, Caius, and Sir Hugh Evans. speak with you presently.

Fal. She shall not eee me; I will ensconce me Ford. Pray you, come near: if I suspect without behind the arras.

cause, why then make sport at me, then let me be Mrs. Ford. Pray you, do so : she's a very tattling your jest ; I deserve it.—How pow? whither bear roman. (FALSTAFF hides himself. you this?

Serv. To the laundress, forsooth.
Enter Mistress Page and Robin.

Mrs. Ford. Wby, what have you to do whither What's the matter? how dow?

they bear it? You were best meddle with buckMrs. Page. O mistress Ford, what have you done ? washing. You're shamed, you are overtbrown, you are un- Ford. Buck? I wish I could wash myself of the done for ever.

buck! Buck, buck, buck! Ay, buck; I warrant Mrs. Ford. What's the matter, good mistress you, buck; and of the season too; it shall appear. Page ?

[Exeunt Servants with the basket.] Gentlemen, I Mrs. Page. O well-a-day, mistress Ford ! having have dreamed to-night; I'll tell you my dream. an honest man to your husband, to gire bim such Here, here, here be my keys; ascend my chambers, cause of suspicion !

search, seek, find out: i'Ú warrant we'll unkennel Mrs. Ford. What cause of suspicion ?

the fox :—Let me stop this way first :-80, now Mrs. Page. What cause of suspicion ?-Out upon uncape. you! how am I mistook in you?

Page. Good master Ford, be contented : you Mrs. Ford. Why, alas ! what's the matter? wrong yourself too much.

Mrs. Page. Your busband's coming bither, wo- Ford. True, master Page.-Up, gentlemen; you man, with all the officers in Windsor, to search for shall see sport anon : follow me, gentlemen. (Exit. a gentleman, that, he says, is here now in the Eva. This is fery fantastical humours and jeahouse, by your consent, to take an ill advantage of lousies. his absence : You are undone.

Caius. By gar, 'tis no de fashion of France : it Mrs. Ford. Speak louder.-[Aside.]—'Tis not so, not jealous in France. I bope.

Page. Nay, follow bim, gentlemen; see the issue Mrs. Page. Pray Heaven it be not so, that you of his search. [Exeunt Evans, Page, and Caius. have such a man bere ; but 'tis most certain your Mrs. Page. Is there not a double excellency in busband's coming with half Windsor at his heels, this? to search for such a one. I come before to tell you : Mrs. Ford I know pot which pleases me better, If you know yourself clear, why I am glad of it: that my husband is deceived, or sir John. but if you have a friend here, convey, convey bim Mrs. Page. What a taking was he in, when your out. Be not amazed; call all your senses to you ; husband asked who was in the basket! defend your reputation, or bid farewell to your good Mrs. Ford. I am half afraid he will have need of life for ever.

washing; so throwing him into the water will dc Mrs. Ford. What shall I do 2--There is a gentle. I kim a benefi.

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