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Val. These banish'd men, that I have kept withal,
Are men endued with worthy qualities;
Forgive them what they have committed here,
And let them be recall'd from their exile:
They are reformed civil, ful of good,
And fit for great employment, worthy Lord.
Duke. Thou hast prevail'd; Í pardon them, and thee;
Dispose of them, as thou know'st their deserts.
Oble, let us go; we will include all jars
With triumphs, mirth, and rare solemnity.

Val. And, as we walk along, I dare be bold.
With our discourse to make your Grace to smile;
What think you of this page, my Lord?

Duke. I think the boy hath grace in him; he blushes.
Val. I warrant you, my Lord; more grace than boy.
Duke What mean you by that saying? ...
Val. Please yan, Til tell you as we pass along,
That you will wonder, what hath fortuned."
Come, Proteus; 'tis your penance, but to hear
The story of your loves discovered:

That done, our day of marriage shall be yours; ; ;
One feast, one house, one mutual happiness. [Exeunts

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Mr. Ford, two gentlemen dwelling at Windsor. Mr. Page,

William Page, a boy, son to Mr. Page.

Sir Hugh Evans, a Welch parson

Dr. Caius, a French physician.

Host of the Garter Inn."

Bardolph,

Pistol,

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followers of Falstaff.

Robin, page to Falstaff.

Simple, servant to Slender w 1

Rugby, servant to Dr. Caius,

Mrs. Ford.

Mrs. Page.

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Mrs. AimePage, her daughter, in love with Fenton.\ Mrs. Quickly, servant to Dr. Caius.

Servants to Page, Ford, etc.,

SCENE, Windsor; and the parts adjacent.

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Shal. Sir Hugh, persuade me not; I will make a Star-chamber matter of it if he were twenty Sir John Falstaffs, he shall not abuse Robert Shallow, Esquire.urey

Sten. In the county of Gloster, justice of pea ce, and coram.

Shal. Ay, cousin Slender, and Cust alorum.

Slen. Ay, and ratolorum too; and a gentleman born, Master parson, who writes himself armiger ro; in any bill, warrant, quittance, or obligation, armigero.

Shal, Ay, that we do; and have done any time these three hundred years.

Slen. All his successors, gone before him, have done't; and all his ancestors, that come after him, may: they may give the dozen white luces in their coat... 19 11

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Shal. It is an old coat.

La. The dozen white louses do become an old coat well, it agrees well, passant it is a familiar beast to man, and signifies love.

Shal. The luce is the fresh fish; the salt fish is an old coat..!

Slen. I may quarter, coz?'

Shal. You may, by marrying.

Eva. Is is, marring indeed, if he quarter it.
Shal. Not a whit.

Eva. Yes, py'r- lady; if he has a quarter of your coat, there is but three skirts for yourself, in my simple conjectures: but that is all one: If Sir John Falstaff have committed

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unto you, I am of the church, and paragements to do my benevolence, to make atonements and compromises between you.

Shal. The council shall hear it; it is a riot.
Eva. It is not meet the Council

there is no fear of Got in a note a riots

Counci', Wok you, shall desire to hear the fear of Got, and not to hear a riot, take your vizaments in that. if I were young again,

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Eva. It is petter that friends is the sword, and enditafid there is also another device in my prain, which peradventure, prings goot discre, tions with it. There is Anne Page, which is daughter to Master George Page, which is pretty virginity.

Sleit. Mistress Anne Page? She has brown hair, and speaks small like a woman,, .

Eve. It is that fery verson for all the 'orld, as just a you will desire; and seven hundred pounds of monies, and gold, and silver, is her grandsire, upon his death's bed, (Got deliver to a joyful resurrections!) give, when she is able to overtake seventeen years old: it were a goot motion, if we leave our pribbles and prabbles, and desire a marriage between Master Abraham, and Mistress Anne Page.

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Shal. Did her grandsire leave her seven hundred pound?.

3 Eva. Ay, and her father is make her a petter penny.

Shal. I know the young gentlewoman; she has good gifts.and vd t

Eva, Seven hundred pounds, and possibilities, is good gifts.

Shal. Well, let us see honest Master Page: Is. Falstaff there ?...

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Eva Shall I tell you a lie? I do despise a liar, as I do despise one that is false; or, as I despise one tat is not true. The knight, Sir John, is there; and, beseech you, be ruled by your well willers. I will peat the door [knocks] for Master Page. What, hoa! Got pless your house here! Druge é tom. 196 dic

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Enter PAGE.

Page. Who's there?

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an Lua. Here is Got's plessing, and your friend, and justice Shallow and here young Master Slen der; that, peradventures, shall tell you another falelife matters grow to your likings.c

Page. I am glad to see your Worships well: I thank you for my venison, Master Shallow.

Shal. Master Page, I am glad to see you; Much good do it your good heart, I wish'd your venison better; it was ill kill'd: How doth good Mistrels Page? and I love you always with my heart, la3 with my heart.

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Page. Sirp thank you.

w8hal Sir, I thank you; by yea and no, I do. Page. I am glad to see you, good Master Slender. hoog, iar atât

Stem How does your fallow greyhound, Sir? *Theard say, he was out run on Cotsale.

Page. It could not be judg'd, Sir.

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