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Never a wife in Windsor leads a better long known to me, though I had never so good life than she does; do what she will, say what means, as desire, to make myself acquainted she will, take all, pay all, go to bed when she with you, I shall discover a thing to you, list, rise when she list, all is as she will; and, wherein I must very much lay open mine truly, she deserves it: for if there be a kind own imperfection : but, good Sir John, as you woman in Windsor, she is one. You must have one eye upon my follies, as you hear send her your page; no remedy.

them unfolded, turn another into the register Fal. Why, I will.

of your own; that I may pass with a reproof Quick. Nay, but do so then: and, look you, the easier, sith* you yourself know, how easy he may come and go between you both; and, it is to be such an offender. in any case, have a nay-word,* that you may Fal. Very well, Sir; proceed. know one another's mind, and the boy never Ford. There is a gentlewoman in this town, need to understand any thing ; for 'tis not good her husband's name is Ford. that children should know any wickedness: Fal. Well, Sir, old folks, you know, have discretion, as they Ford. I have long loved her, and, I protest say, and know the world.

to you, bestowed much on her; followed her Fal. Fare thee well : commend me to them with a doting observance ; engrossed opportuboth : there's my purse; I am yet thy debtor.— pities to meet her; fee'd every slight occasion, Boy, go along with this woman. This news that could but niggardly give me sight of her; distracts me! (Exeunt QUICKLY and Robin. not only bought many presents to give her, but

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

(Exit Pistol. the wing of all occasions. But whatsoever I Fal. Say'st thou so, old Jack ? go thy ways; have merited, either in my mind, or in my I'll make more of thy old body than I have means, meed,t I am sure, I have received done. Will they yet look after thee? Wilt none; unless experience be a jewel : that I thou, after the expense of so much money, be have purchased at an infinite rate; and that now a gainer? Good body, I thank thee: Let hath taught me to say this: them say, 'tis grossly done; so it be fairly Lore like a shadow flies, when substance love purdone, no matter. Enter BARDOLPH.

Pursuing that that flies, and flying whut pursues. Bard. Sir John, there's one master Brook Fal. Have you received no promise of satisbelow would fain speak with you, and be ac- faction at her hands ? quainted with you; and hath sent your worship Ford. Never. à morning's draught of sack..

Fal. Have you importuned her to such a Fal. Brook, is his name?

purpose? Bard. Ay, Sir.

Ford. Never. Fal. Call him in; [Exit BARDOLPH.] Such Fal. Of what quality was your love, then? Brooks are welcome to me, that o'erflow such Ford. Like a fair house, built upon another liquor. Ah! ha! mistress Ford and mistress man's ground; so that I have lost my edifice. Page, bave I encompassed you ? go to; via !! by mistaking the place where I erected it.

Fal. To what purpose have you unfolded this Re-enter BARDOLPH, with ForĎ disguised. to me? Ford. Bless you, Sir.

Ford. When I have told you that, I have Fal. And you, Sir: Would you speak with told you all. Some say, that, though she apme?

pear honest to me, yet, in other places, she Ford. I make bold, to press with so little enlargeth her mirth so far, that there is preparation upon you.

shrewd construction made of her. Now, Sir Fal. You're welcome; What's your will? John, here is the heart of my purpose: You Give us leave, drawer. [Exit BARDOLPH. are a gentleman of excellent breeding, admira

Ford. Sir, I am a gentleman that have spent ble discourse, of great admittance, authentic much; my name is Brook.

in

your place and person, generally allowed Fal. Good master Brook, I desire more ac- for your many warlike, court-like, and learned quaintance of you.

preparations. Ford. Good Sir John, I sue for yours : not to

Fal. O, Sir! charge you ; for I must let you understand, I Ford. Believe it, for you know it :-There is think myself in better plight for a lender than money; spend it, spend it; spend more; spend you are the which hath something embolden'd all I have; only give me so much of your time me to this unseasoned intrusion ; for they say, in exchange of it, as to lay an amiable siege to if money go before, all ways do lie open. the honesty of this Ford's wife: use your ara

Fal. Money is a good soldier, Sir, and will on. of wooing, win her to consent to you; if any Ford. Troth, and I have a bag of money here man may, 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 Jobo, take all, or half, for easing me of the of your affection, that I should win what you carriage.

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

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

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

could I come to her with any detection in my Ford. Sir, I hear you are a scholar, I will hand, my desires had instance and argument to

+ Reward. . A watch-word. † A cant phrase of exultation, In the greatest companies. Approvech.

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* Since.

cominend themselves; I could drive her then

SCENE III.-Windsor Park. from the wards of her purity, her reputation,

Enter Caius and RUGBY. her marriage-vow, and a thousand other her defences, which now are too strongly embattled

Caius. Jack Rugby! against me: What say you to't, Sir John ?

Rug. Sir. Fal. Master Brook, I will first make bold

Caius. Vat is de clock, Jack ? with your money; next, give me your hand; Rug. "Tis past the hour, Sir, that Sir Hugl and last, as I am a gentleman, you shall, if promised to meet. you will, enjoy Ford's wife.

Caius. By gar, he has save his soul, dat hc Ford. O good Sir!

is no come; he has pray his Pible vell, dat he Fal. Master Brook, I say you shall.

is no come: by gar, Jack Rugby, he is dead Ford. Want no money, Sir John, you shall already, if he be come. want none.

Rug. He is wise, Sir; he knew, your worFal. Want no mistress Ford, master Brook, ship would kill him, if he came. you shall want none. I shall be with her (Í

Caius. By gar, de herring is no dead, so as inay tell you,) by her own appointment; even I vill kill him. Take your rapier, Jack'; I vill as you came in to me, her assistant, or go-be- tell you how I vill kill him. tween, parted from me: I say, I shall be with Rug. Alas, Sir, I cannot fence. her between ten and eleven; for at that time

Caius. Villany, take your rapier. the jealous rascally knave, her husband, will

Rug. Forbear; here's company. 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 Host. 'Bless thee, bully doctor. you know Ford, Sir ?

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

there; to see thee pass thy punto, thy stock, Ford. I would you knew Ford, Sir; that you thy reverse, thy distance, thy montánt.f Is he might avoid him, if you saw him.

dead, my Ethiopian? is he dead, my Francisco? Fal. Hanghim, mechanical salt-butter rogue! ha, bully! What says my #sculapius? my I will stare him out of his wits; I will awe him Galen? my heart of elder? ha! is he dead, with my cudgel : it shall hang like a meteor bully Stale? is he dead? o'er the cuckold's horns : master Brook, thou Caius. By gar, he is de coward Jack priest shalt know, I will predominate o'er the pea of the vorld; he is not show his face. sant, and thou shalt lie with his wife.-Come Host. Thou art a Castiliant king, Urinal ! to me soon at night:-Ford's a knave, and I Hector of Greece, my boy! will aggravate his stile ;t thou, master Brook, Caius. I pray you, bear vitness that me have shalt know him for a knave and cuckold :- stay six or seven, two, tree hours for him, and come to me soon at night.

[Exit. he is no come. Ford. What a damu'd Epicurean rascal is Shal. He is the wiser man, master doctor: he this !—My heart is ready to crack with impa- is a curer of souls, and you a curer of bodies; tience.-Who says, this is improvident jea- if you should fight, you go against the hair of lousy? My wife hath sent to him, the hour is your professions : is it not true, master Page? fixed, the match is made. Would any man Page. Master Shallow, you have yourself have thought this ? See the hell of having a been a great fighter, though now a man of false woman! my bed shall be abused, my peace. coffers ransacked, my reputation gnawn at; Shul. Bodykins, master Page, though I now and I shall not only receive this villanous be old, and of the peace, if I see a sword out, wrong, but stand under the adoption of abomi- my finger itches to make one: though we are nable terms, and by him that does me this justices, and doctors, and churchmen, master wrong Terms! names ! - Amaimon sounds Page, we have some salt of our youth in us; well; Lucifer, well; Barbason, well; yet they we are the sons of women, master Page. are devils' additions, the names of fiends: but Page. "Tis true, master Shallow. cuckold! wittolt-cuckold! the devil himself Shal. It will be found so, master Page. hath not such a name. Page is an ass, a se- Master doctor Caius, I am come to fetch you cure ass; he will trust his wife, he will not be home. I am sworn of the peace; you have jealous: 'I will rather trust a Fleming with my showed yourself a wise physician, and Sir butter, parson Hugh the Welshman with my Hugh hath shown himself a wise and patient cheese, an Irishman with my aqua-vitæş bottle, churchman : you must go with me, master or a thief to walk my ambling gelding, than doctor. my wife with herself: then she plots, then she Host. Pardon, guest justice :--A word, mon. ruminates, then she devises: and what they sieur Muck-water. think in their hearts they may effect, they will Caius. Muck-vater! vat is dat? break their hearts but they will effect. Heaven Host. Muck-water, in our English tongue be praised for my jealousy !-Eleven o'clock is valour, bully. the hour;-I will prevent this, detect my wife, Cnius. By gar, then I have as much muck. be revenged on Falstaff, and laugh at Page. I vater as de Englishman :-Scurvy jack-dogwill about it; better three hours too soon, than priest! by,gar, me vill cut his ears. a minute too late. Fie, fie, fie! cuckold ! Host. He will clapper-claw thee tightly, cuckold ! cuckold !

[Exit. bully. * Guard.

+ Add to bis titles.
* Fence

+ Terms in fencing 1 Contented Cuckold.

Usruebaugh

Cani term for Spaniard. Drain of a dunghill,

him wag.

Caius. Clapper-de-claw! vat is dat? Heaven prosper the right !-What weapons is Host. That is, he will make thee amends.

he? Caius. By gar, me do look, he shall clapper- Sim. No weapons, Sir: There comes my de-claw me; for, by gar, me vill have it. master, master Shallow, and another gentle. Host. And I will provoke him to't, or let man from Frogmore, over the stile, this way.

Eva. Pray you, give me my gown; or elso Caius. Me tank you for dat.

keep it in your arms. Host. And moreover, bully, But first, master guest, and master Page, and eke cavalero Enter Page, SHALLow, and SLENDER. Slender, go you through the town to Frogmore. Shal. How now, master parson? Good mor

(Aside to them. row, good Sir Hugh. Keep a gamester from Page. Sir Hugh is there, is he ? Host. He is there : see what humour he is and it is wonderful.

the dice, and a good student from his book, in; and I will bring the doctor about by the Slen. Ah, sweet Anne Page ! fields ; will it do well ? Shal. We will do it.

Page. Save you, good Sir Hugh!

Era. 'Pless you from his mercy sake, all of Page, Shul, and Slen. Adieu, good master you! doctor.

Shal. What! the sword and the word ! do [Exeunt Page, SHALLOW, and SLENDER. you study them both, master parson? Caius. By gar, me vill kill de priest ; for he

Page. And youthful still, in your doublet speak for a jack-an-ape to Anne Page.

and hose, this raw rheumatick day? Host. Let him die : but, first, sheath thy im

Eva. There is reasons and causes for it. patience ; throw cold water on thy choler: go about the fields with me through Frogmore; I office, master parson.

Page. We are come to you, to do a good will bring thee where Mrs. Anne Page is, at Era. Fery well : What is it? a farm-house a feasting; and thou shall woo Page. Yonder is a most reverend gentleman, her : Cry'd game, said I well?

who belike, having received wrong by some Caius. By gar, me tank you for dat: by gar, person, is at most odds with his own gravity I love you, and I shall procure-a you de good and patience, that ever you saw. guest, de earl, de knighi, de lords, de gentle- Shal. have lived fourscore years and upmen, my patients.

ward ; I never heard a man of his place, graviHost. For the which, I will be thy adversary ty, and learning, so wide of his own respect. towards Anne Page; said I well ?

Eva. What is he?
Caius. By gar, 'tis good ; vell said.
Host. Let us wag then.

Page. I think you know him; master doctor

Caius, the renowned French physician. Caius. Come at my heels, Jack Rugby. Eva. Got's will, and his passion of my heart !

[Exeunt. I had as lief you would tell me of a mess of ACT III.

porridge.

Page. Why? SCENE 1.-A Field near Frogmore. Eva. He has no more knowledge in HiboEnter Sir Hugh Evans and SIMPLE. crates and Galen,—and he is a knave besides ; Era. I pray you now, good master Slander’s a cowardly knave, as you would desires to be serving-man, and friend Simple by your name,

acquainted withal. which way have you looked for master Caius,

Page. I warrant you, he's the man should that calls himself Doctor of Physic?

fight with him. Sim. Marry, Sir, the city-ward, the park

Slen. 0, sweet Anne Page ! ward, every way; old Windsor way, and every them asunder-here comes doctor Caius.

Shal. It appears so, by his weapons :-Keep way, but the town way.

Era. I most fehemently desire you, you will also look that way.

Enter Host, Caius, and RUGBY. Sim. I will, Sir.

Page. Nay, good master parson, keep in Era. "Pless my soul! how full of cholers I your weapon. am, and trempling of mind !—I shall be glad, Shal. So do you, good master doctor. if he have deceived me :-how melancholies Host. Disarm them, and let them question ; am S1 will knog his urinals about his knave's let them keep their limbs whole, and hack our costard," when I have good opportunities for English. the 'ork :-pless my soul !

[Sings. Cains. I pray you, let-a me speak a word vit To shallow rivers, to whose falls

your ear:

Verefore vill you not meet-a me? Melodious birds sing madrigals ;

Eva. Pray you, use your patience : In good There will we make our peds of roses,

time. And a thousund fragrant posies.

Caius. By gar, you are de coward, de Jack To shallow

dog, John ape.

Eva. Pray you, let us not be laughingMercy on me! I have a great dispositions to stogs to other men's humours; I desire you cry.

friendship, and I will one way or other make Melodious birds sing madrigals ;

you amends :- I will knog your urinals about When as I sat in Pahylon,t

your knave's cogscomb, for missing your meetAnd a thousand fragrant posies.

ings and appointments. To shallouc

Caius. Diable Jack Rugby,-mine Host de

Jarterre, have I not stay for him, to kill him ? Sim. Yonder he is coming, this way, Sir have I not, at de place I did appoint ? Hugh.

Era. As I am a Christians soul, now, look Era. He's welcome :

you, this is the place appointed ; I'll be judgTo shallow rivers, to whose falls

ment by mine Host of the Garter.

Host. Peace, I say, Guallia and Gaul, French Heal Babyion, the first lite of the 139th l'salm.

and Welsh; soul-curer and body-curer.

Caius. Ay, dat is very good ! excellent ! A man may hear this shower sing in the wind!

Host. Peace, I say; hear mine host of the and Falstaff's boy with her!-Good plots !-Garter. Am I politic? am I subtle ? am I a they are laid; and our revolted wives share Machiavel ? Shall I lose my doctor? no; he damnation together. Well; I will take him, gives me the potions, and the motions. Shall then torture my wife, pluck the borrowed veil I lose my parson? my priest? my Sir Hugh? of modesty from the so seeming* mistress Page, no; he gives me the proverbs and the no- divulge Page himself for a secure and wilful verbs.—Give me thy hand, terrestrial; so :

-Actæon; and to these violevt proceedings all Give me thy hand, celestial ; so.- -Boys of my neighbours shall cry aim. (Clock strikes.) art, I have deceived you both'; I have directed The clock gives me my cue, and my assurance you to wrong places: your hearts are mighty, bids me search; there I shall find Falstaff: I your skins are whole, and let burnt sack be shall be rather praised for this, than mocked; the issue.--Come, lay their swords to pawn :- for it is as positive as the earth is firm, that Follow me, lad of peace; follow, follow, follow. Falstaff is there: I will go.

Shul. Trust me, a mad host :— Follow, gen-Enter Page, Shallow, SLENDER, Host, Sir tlemen, follow. Slen. 0, sweet Anne Page!

Hugh Evans, CAIUS, and RUGBY. [Exeunt Shal. SLEN. Page, and Host. Shal. Page, &c. Well met, master Ford. Caius. Ha! do I perceive dat ? have you Ford. Trust me, a good knot: I have good make a de sot* of us ha, ha!

cheer at home; and, I pray you, all go with Eru. This is well; he has made us his vlout- me. ing-stog.t-I desire you, that we may be Shal. I must excuse myself, master Ford. friends; and let us knog our prains together, Slen. And so must I, Sir; we have appointed to be revenge on this same scall, scurvy, cog- to dine with mistress Anne, and I would not ging companion, the host of the Garter. break with her for more money than I'll speak

Cuius. gar, vit all my heart; he promise of. to bring me vere is Anne Page : by gar, he de- Shul. We have lingered about a match beceive me too.

tween Anne Page and my cousin Slender, and Era. Well, I will smite his noddles :-Pray this day we shall have our answer. you, follow.

[Exeunt. Slen. I hope, I have your good-will, father

Page. SCENE II.-The Street in IV indsor.

Page. You have, master Slender; I stand Enter Mistress Page and Robin. wholly for you :--but my wife, master doctor, Mrs. Page. Nay, keep your way, little gal

is for you altogether. lant; you were wont to be a follower, but now

Caius. Ay, by gar; and de maid is love-a you are a leader : Whether had you rather,

me; my nursh-a Quickly tell me so mush. lead mine eyes, or eye your master's heels ?

Host. What say you to young master FenRob. I had rather, forsooth, go before you he writes verses, he speaks holyday, he smells

ton ? he capers, he dances, he has eyes of youth, like a man, than follow him like a dwarf.

Mrs. Page. O you are a flattering boy ; now, April and May: he will carry't, he will carry't; 1 you'll be a courtier.

'tis in his buttons ; he will carry't.

Page. Not by my consent, I promise you. Enter Ford.

The gentleman is of no having :$ he kept com

pany with the wild Prince and Poins; he is of Ford. Well met, mistress Page : Whither go too high a region, he knows too much. No, he

shall not knit a knot in his fortunes with the Mrs. Page. Truly, Sir, to see your wife: Is finger of my substance: if he take her, let him she at home?

take her simply; the wealth I have waits on Ford. Ay; and as idle as she may hang to my consent, and my consent goes not that way. gether, for want of company : I think, if your Ford, I beseech you, heartily, some of you husbands were dead, you two would marry. go home with me to dinner: besides your cheer,

Mrs. Page. Be sure of that,-two other hus- you shall have sport; I will show you a monbands.

ster.Ford. Where had you this pretty weather- you, master Page ;-and you, Sir Hugh.

-Master doctor, you shall go ;--so shall cock ? Mrs. Page. I cannot tell what the dickens the freer woving at master Page’s.

Shal. Well, fare you well :-we shall have his name is my husband had him of: What do

[Exeunt SHALLOW and SLENDER, you call your knight's name, sirrah?

Caius. Go home, John Rugby;. I come anon. Rob. Sir John Falstaff.

[Erit Rugby. Ford. Sir John Falstaff!

Host. Farewell, my hearts: I will to my Mrs. Page. He, he; I can never hit on's honest knight Falstaff, and drink canary with name. There is such a leagne between my him.

(Exit Host. good man and he !--Is your wife at home, indeed?

Ford. (Aside.) I think, I shall drink in pipe

wine first with him ; I'll make him dance. Ford. Indeed, she is.

Will you go, gentles ? Mrs. Page. By your leave, Sir ;-I am sick,

AU. Have with you, to see this monster. till I see her. [Ercunt Mrs. PAGE und Robin. Ford. Has Page any brains ? hath he any

[Exeunt. eyes ? hath he any thinking ? Sure, they sleep; SCENE III.--A Room in Ford's House. he hath no use of them. Why, this boy will

Enter Mrs. FORD and Mrs. Page. carry a letter twenty miles, as easy as a cannon will shoot point-blank twelve score. He

Mrs. Ford. What, John ! what, Robert ! pieces-out his wife's inclination; he gives her Mrs. Page. Quickly, quickly: Is the buck folly motion, and advantage: and now she's

basketgoing to my wife, and Falstaff's boy with her.

Mrs. Ford. I warrant :-What, Robin, I say. * Specious.

+ Shall encourage. # Fool + Flouting stock.

Out of the common style. Not rich.

see,

you ?

in me.

Enter Servants with a basket.

Mrs. Ford. Believe me, there's no such thing Mrs. Page. Come, come, come.

Fal. What made me love thee? let that perMrs. Ford. Here, set it down.

suade thee, there's something extraordinary in Mrs. Page. Give your men the charge ; we thee. Come, I cannot cog, and say, thou art aust be brief.

this and that, like a many of these lisping hawMrs. Ford. Marry, as I told you before, John, thorn buds, that come like women in men's apand Robert, be ready here hard by in the brew- parel, and smell like Bucklers-bury * in simplehouse; and when I suddenly call you, come time I cannot : but I love thee; none buc forth, and (without any pause, or staggering,) thee, and thon deservest it. take this basket on your shoulders : that done, Mrs. Ford. Do not betray me, Sir; I fear, you trudge with it in all haste, and carry it among love mistress Page. the whitsters * in Datchet mead, and there

Fal. Thou might'st as well say, I love to empty it in the muddy ditch, close by the walk by the Countert-gate; which is as hateThames' side.

ful to me as the reek of a lime-kiln. Mrs. Page. You will do it?

Mrs. Ford. Well, heaven knows, how I love Mrs. Ford. I have told them over and over ; you ; and you shall one day find it. they lack no direction : Be gone, and come Fal. Keep in that mind; I'll deserve it. when you are called. [Exeunt Servants. Mrs. Ford. Nay, I must tell you, so you do; Mrs. Page. Here comes little Robin.

or else I could not be in that mind. Enter Robin.

Rob. [within.] Mistress Ford, mistress Ford!

here's mistress Page at the door, sweating, and Mrs. Ford. How now, my eyas-musket ?+ blowing, and looking wildly, and would needs what news with you?

speak with you presently. Rob. My master Sir John is come in at your Fal. She shall not see me; I will enscouce : back-door, mistress Ford ; and requests your me behind the arras. company, Mrs. Page. You little Jack-a-lent, have you tling woman.

Mrs. Ford. Pray you, do so; she's a very tat

(Falstaff hitles himself. been true to us!

Enter Mistress PAGE and ROBIN. Rob. Ay, I'll be sworn : My master knows not of your being here; and hath threatened What's the matter? how now? to put me into everlasting liberty, if I tell you done? You're shamed, you are overthrown, you

Mrs. Page. O mistress Ford, what have you of it; for, he swears, he'li turn me away.

Mrs. Page. Thou’rt a good boy; this secrecy are undone for ever.
of thine shall be a tailor to thee, and shall make

Mrs. Ford. What's the matter, good mistress thee a new doublet and hose.--I'll go hide me.

Page?
Mrs. Ford. Do so :-Go tell thy master, I am

Mrs. Page. O well-a-day, mistress Ford ! alone. Mistress Page, remember you' your having an honest man to your husband, to give

[Exit Robin. him such cause of suspicion! Mrs. Page. I warrant thee; if I do not act it,

Mrs. Ford. What cause of suspicion?

[Exit Mrs. PAGE. Mrs. Page. What cause of suspicion ?-Out Mrs. Ford. Go to then ; we'll use this un- upon you! how am I mistook in you? wholesome humidity, this gross watry pum

Mrs. Ford. Why, alas! what's the matter? pion;-we'll teach him to know turtles from Mrs. Page. Your husband's coming hither, jays.

woman, with all the officers in Windsor, tó Enter FalstAFF.

search for a gentleman, that, he says, is here

now in the house, by your consent, to take an Ful. Have I caught thee, my heuvenly jewel? ill advantage of his absence : You are undone. Why, now let me die, for I have lived long Mrs. Ford. Speak louder.-{Aside]—'Tis not enough; this is the period of my ambition: 0

80, I hope. tbis blessed hour!

Mrs. Page. Pray heaven it be not so, that Mrs. Ford. O sweet Sir John !

you have such a man here ; but 'tis most cerFul. Mistress Ford, I cannot cog, I cannot tain your husband's coming with half Windsor prate, mistress Ford.' Now shall I sin in my at his heels, to search for such a one. I come wish: I would thy husband were dead: I'll before to tell you : If you know yourself clear, speak it before the best lord, I would make why I am glad of it: but if you have a friend thee my lady.

here, convey, convey him out. Be not amazed; Mrs. Ford. I your lady, Sir John! alas, I call all your senses to you; defend your reshould be a pitiful lady, Fal. Let the court of France show me such for ever.

putation, or bid farewell to your good life another ; I see how thine eye would emulate Mrs. Ford. What shall I do?-There is a genthe diamond: Thou hast the right arched bent tleman, my dear friend; and I fear not mine of the brow, that becomes the ship-tire, the tire.

own shame, so much as his peril: I had rather valiant, or any tire of Venetian admittance. $

than a thousand pound, he were out of the Mrs. Ford. A plain kerchief, Sir John: my house. brows become nothing else ; nor that well nei- Mrs. Page. For shame, never stand you had ther.

rather, and you had rather'; your busband's here Fal. Thou art a traitor to say so: thou at hand, bethink you of some conveyance: in would'st make an absolute courtier; and the the house you cannot hide him.-0, how have firm fixture of thy foot would give an excellent you deceived me!-Look, here is a başkęt; if motion to thy gait, in a semi-circled farthin- he be of any reasonable stature, he may creep gale. I see what thou wert, if fortune thy foe in here; and throw foul linen upon him, as if were not; nature is thy friend : Come, thou it were going to bucking: Or, it is whitingcanst not hide it.

time,ll send him by your two men to Datchet

mead.
Bleacbers of linen. # A young small hawk.
A puppet thrown at in Lent, like shrove-cocks.

Formerly ehiefly inhabited by druggists † Prison.
Venetian fashions

Tapestry, || Bleaching time,

cue.

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