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Merry Wives of Windsor

Merry Wives of Windsor

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Published by: mbloomer04 on Aug 17, 2008
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 ACT ISCENE I. Windsor. Before PAGE's house.Enter SHALLOW, SLENDER, and SIR HUGH EVANSSHALLOWSir Hugh, persuade me not; I will make a Star-chamber matter of it: if he were twenty Sir JohnFalstaffs, he shall not abuse Robert Shallow, esquire.SLENDERIn the county of Gloucester, justice of peace and'Coram.'SHALLOWAy, cousin Slender, and 'Custalourum.SLENDERAy, and 'Rato-lorum' too; and a gentleman born,master parson; who writes himself 'Armigero,' in anybill, warrant, quittance, or obligation, 'Armigero.'SHALLOWAy, that I do; and have done any time these threehundred years.SLENDERAll his successors gone before him hath done't; andall his ancestors that come after him may: they maygive the dozen white luces in their coat.SHALLOWIt is an old coat.SIR HUGH EVANSThe dozen white louses do become an old coat well;it agrees well, passant; it is a familiar beast toman, and signifies love.SHALLOWThe luce is the fresh fish; the salt fish is an old coat.SLENDERI may quarter, coz.SHALLOW
You may, by marrying.SIR HUGH EVANSIt is marring indeed, if he quarter it.SHALLOWNot a whit.SIR HUGH EVANSYes, py'r lady; if he has a quarter of your coat,there is but three skirts for yourself, in mysimple conjectures: but that is all one. If Sir John Falstaff have committed disparagements untoyou, I am of the church, and will be glad to do mybenevolence to make atonements and compremisesbetween you.SHALLOWThe council shall bear it; it is a riot.SIR HUGH EVANSIt is not meet the council hear a riot; there is nofear of Got in a riot: the council, look you, shalldesire to hear the fear of Got, and not to hear ariot; take your vizaments in that.SHALLOWHa! o' my life, if I were young again, the swordshould end it.SIR HUGH EVANSIt is petter that friends is the sword, and end it:and there is also another device in my prain, whichperadventure prings goot discretions with it: thereis Anne Page, which is daughter to Master ThomasPage, which is pretty virginity.SLENDERMistress Anne Page? She has brown hair, and speakssmall like a woman.SIR HUGH EVANSIt is that fery person for all the orld, as just asyou will desire; and seven hundred pounds of moneys,and gold and silver, is her grandsire upon hisdeath's-bed--Got deliver to a joyful resurrections!
--give, when she is able to overtake seventeen yearsold: it were a goot motion if we leave our pribblesand prabbles, and desire a marriage between Master Abraham and Mistress Anne Page.SLENDERDid her grandsire leave her seven hundred pound?SIR HUGH EVANSAy, and her father is make her a petter penny.SLENDERI know the young gentlewoman; she has good gifts.SIR HUGH EVANSSeven hundred pounds and possibilities is goot gifts.SHALLOWWell, let us see honest Master Page. Is Falstaff there?SIR HUGH EVANSShall I tell you a lie? I do despise a liar as I dodespise one that is false, or as I despise one thatis not true. The knight, Sir John, is there; and, Ibeseech you, be ruled by your well-willers. I willpeat the door for Master Page.KnocksWhat, hoa! Got pless your house here!PAGE[Within] Who's there?Enter PAGESIR HUGH EVANSHere is Got's plessing, and your friend, and JusticeShallow; and here young Master Slender, thatperadventures shall tell you another tale, if matters grow to your likings.PAGEI am glad to see your worships well.I thank you for my venison, Master Shallow.SHALLOW

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