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with you,

Pist. Hope is a curtail' dog in some affairs : in his intent towards our wives, are a yoke of his Sir John attects thy wife.

discarded men; very rogues, now they be out of Ford, Why, sir, my wife is not young.

service. Pist. He woos both high and low, both rich and Ford. Were they his men ? poor,

Page, Marry, were they. Both young and old, one with another, Ford ; Ford. I like it never the better for that.-Docs He loves thy gally-mawfry;? Ford, perpend.3 he lie at the Garter ? Ford. Love my wife?

Page. Ay, marry, does he. If he should intend Pist. With liver burning hot : prevent, or go thou, this voyage towards my wise, I would turn her Like sir Actæon he, with Ring-wood ai thy heels: loose to him; and what he gets more of her than 0, odious is the naine !

sharp words, let it lie on my head. Ford. What name, sir ?

Ford. I do not misdoubt my wise; but I would Pisl. The horn, I say: farewell.

be loth to turn them together: A man may be too Take heed, ere summer comes, or cuckoo-birds do contident: I would have nothing lie on my head: I sing.

cannot be thus satisfied, Aray, sir corporal Nym.

Page. Look, where my ranting host of the Gara Believe it, Page; he speaks sense. [Erit Pistol. ter comes : there is either liquor in his pate, or

Ford. I will be patient; I will find out this. money in his purse, when he looks so merrily.-

Nym. And this is true. (To Page.] I like not How now, mine host ? the humour of lying. He hath wrong'd me in some humours; I should have borne the humoured leta

Enter Host and Shallow. ter to her: but I have a sword, and it shall bite upon my necessity. He loves your wife; there's Host. How now, bully-rook ? thou’rt a gentle. the short and the long. My name is corporal Nym; man: cavalero-justice, I say. I speak, and I avouch. "Tis true :-my name is Shal. I follow, mine host, I follow.-Good even Nym, and Falstaff loves your wife.-Adieu! I love and twenty, good master Page! Master Page, will not the humour of bread and cheese; and there's you go with us ? we have sport in hand. the humour of it. Adieu.

[Erit Nym. Host. Tell him, cavalero-justice; tell him, bullyPage. The humour of it, quoth 'a! here's a fel- rook. loir trights humour out of his wits.

Shal. Sir, there is a fray to be fought, between Ford. I will seek out Falstafl.

sir Hugh the Welsh priest, and Caius the French Page. I never heard such a drawling, affecting doctor. roque.

Ford. Good mine host o' the Garter, a word Ford. If I do find it, well.

Page. I will not believe such a Cataian, 4 though Host. What say'st thou, bully-rook? the priest of the town commended him for a true

[They go aside. man,

Shal. Will you [lo Page) go with us to behold Ford. 'Twas a good sensible fellow: Well, it? my merry host hath had the measuring of their Page. How now, Meg ?

weapons ; and, I think, he hath appointed them Mrs. Page. Whither go you, George?-Hark contrary places : for, believe me, I hear, the para you.

son is no jester, Hark, I will tell you what our Mrs. Ford. How now, sweet Frank? why art sport shall be. thou melancholy?

Host. Hast thou no suit against my knight, my Ford. I melancholy! I am not melancholy.-guest-cavalier ? Get you home, go.

Ford. None, I protest : but I'll give you a pottle Mrs. Ford.' Faith, thou hast some crotchets in of burnt sack to give me recourse to him, and tell thy head now.-Will you go, mistress Page ? him, my name is Brook; only for a jest.

Mrs. Page. Have with you.-You'll come to Host, My hand, bully: thou shalt have egress dinner, George ?-Look, who comes yonder: she and regress; said I well? and thy name shall be shall be our messenger to this paltry knight. Brook: It is a merry knight.-Will you go on,

(Aside to Mrs. Ford. hearts?

Shal. Have with you, mine host.
Enter Mistress Quickly.

Page. I have heard, the Frenchman hath good

skill in his rapier. Mrs. Ford. Trust me, I thought on her: she'll Shal. Tut, sir, I could have told you more: In fit it.

these times you stand on distance, your passes, Mrs. Page. You are come to see my daughter stoccadoes, and I know not what: 'tis the heart, Anne?

master Page; 'tis here, 'tis here. I have seen the Quick. Ay, forsooth; and, I pray, how does time, with my long sword, I would have made you good mistress Anne?

four talls fellows skip like rats, Mrs. Page. Go in with us, and see; we have an Host. Here, boys, here, here! shall we wag? hour's talk with you.

Page. Have with you :-I had rather hear them [Eze. Mrs. Page, Mrs. Ford, and Mrs. Quick. scold than fight. Page. How now, master Ford ?

(Ereunt Host, Shallow, and Pagr. Ford. You heard what this knave told

me;

did Ford. Though Page be a secure fool, and stands

so firmly on his wife's frailty, yet I cannot put off Page. Yes; and you heard what the other told my opinion so easily: She was in his company at

Page's house; and, what they made there, I know Ford. Do you think there is truth in them? not. Well, I will look further into't: and 'I have a

Page. Hang 'em, slaves! I do not think the disguise to sound Falstaff: If I find her honest, I knight would offer it: but these that accuse him lose not my labour; if she be otherwise, 'tis labour

well bestowed.

(Exit. (1) A dog that misses his game. (2) A medley. 13) Consider. (4) A lying sharper.

(5) Stout, bold.

For not?

me ?

(6) Did.

SCENE II.A room in the Garter Inn. Enter it ; you have brought her into such a canaries,' as Falstaff and Pistol.

'tis wonderful. The best courtier of them all, when

the court lay at Windsor, could never have brought Fal. I will not lend thee a penny.

her to such a canary. Yet there has been houbis, Pist. Why, then the world's mine oyster, and lords, and gentlemen, with their coaches ; Í Which I with sword will open.

warrant you, coach after coach, letter afier letler, I will retort the sum in equipage."

gilt after gill; smelling so sweetly (all musk,) and Fal. Not a penny.

I have been content, sir, you so rushling, I warrant you, in silk and gold; and should lay my countenance to pawn: I have grai- in such all.gant terms; and in such wine and sugar ed upon my good friends for three reprieves for you of the best, and the faitest, that would liave won looked through the grate like a geminy of Laboons. any woman's heart ; and, I wariant you, they could

never get an eye-wink of her.-I had myseltinenty I am damned in hell, for swearing to gentlemen my angels given me this morning : but I deiy all angels friends, you were good soldiers, and tall fellows: (in any such sort, as they say,) but in the way of and when mistress Bridget lost ihe handle of her honesty:-and, I warrant you, they could never met fan, I took't upon my honour, thou hadst it not.

her so much as sip on a cup with the proudest of Pist. Didst thou not share? hadst thou not fif- them all: and yet ihere has been earls, nay, which teen pence?

is more, pensioners; but, I warrant you, all is one Fal. Reason, you rogue, reason: Think'st thou, with her." I'll endanger my soul gratis ? At a word, hang no Fal. But what says she to me? be bries, my good more about

me, I am no gibbet for you :-40: - A she Mercury. short knife and a throng :'-- to your inanor of Pickt- Quick. Marry, she hath received your letter, hatch, go. You'll not bear a letter for me, you for the which she thanks you a thousand times rogue ! -- you stand upon your honour!-Why, thou and she gives you to notify, that her husband will unconfinable baseness, it is as much as I can do, to be absence from his house Letween ten and eleven keep the terms of my honour precise. I, I, I my- Fal. Ten and eluven? self sometimes, leaving the fear of heaven on the Quick. Ay, forsooth; and then you may come Jeft hand, and hiding mine honour in my necessity, and see the picture, she says, that you wois of ;am fain to shutile, to hedge, and to lurch; and yet master Ford, her husband, will be from home. you, rogue, will ensconces your raps, your cat-3- Alas! the sweet woman leads an ill life with him; mountain looks, your red-lattice phrascs, and your he's a very jealousy man; she leads a very frambold-beating oaths, under the shelter of your ho- pold' life with him, good heart. nour! You will not do it, you?

Fol. Ten and eleven? Woman, commend me to Pist. I do relent; What would'st thou more of her; I will not fail her. man?

Quick. Why, you say well: But I have another

messenger to your worship: Mistress Page hath Enler Robin.

her hearty commendations to you 100;-and let me Rob. Sir, here's a woman would speak with you. wife, and one (I tell you that will not miss your

tell you in your ear, she'z as tartuous a civil modest Fal. Let her approach.

morning nor evening prayer, as any is in Hindsor, Enter Mistress Quickly.

whoe'er be the other: and she bade me tell your

worship, that her husband is seldom from home; Quick. Give your worship good-morrow. but, she hopes, there will come a time. I never Fal. Good-morrow, good wife.

knew a woman'so dote upon a man: surely, I think Quick. Not so, an't please your worship. you have charms, la; yes, in truth. Fal. Good maid, then ?

Fal. Not I, I assure thee; setting the attraction Quick. I'll be sworn; as my mother was, the of my good parts aside, I have no other charms. first hour I was born. Fal. I do believe the swearer : What with me?

Quick. Blessing on your heart for't! Quick. Shall I vouchsafe your worship a word Fal. But, I pray thee, tell me this; has Ford's or two?

wife, and Page’s wife, acquainted each other how Fal. Two thousand, fair woman; and I'll vouch- they love me? safe ihee the hearing.

Quick. That were a jest, indeed!-they have not Quick. There is one mistress Ford, sir;-I pray, so little grace, I hope :-that were a trick, indeed! come a little nearer this ways:-I'myself dwell But mistress Page would desire you to send her with master doctor Caius.

your little page, of all loves ; to her husband has a Fal. Well, on : Mistress Ford, you say,

marvellous infection to the little page : and, truly, Quick. Your worship says very true: I pray your taster Pare is an honest man. Nerer a wife in worship, come a little nearer this ways.

Windsor leads a better life than she does; do what Fal. I warrant thee, nobody hears;-minc own she will, say what she will, take all, pay all, go to people, mine own people.

bed when she list, rise when she list, all is as she Quick. Are they so? Heaven bless them, and will; and truly she deserves it: for'if there be a make them his servants!

kind woman in Windsor, she is one. You must Fal. Well: mistress Ford ;-what of her ? send her your page; no remedy.

Quick. Why, sir, she's a good creature. Lord, Fal. Why, I will.
Jord! your worship's a wanton : Well, heaven for- Quick. Nay, but do so then : and, look

you,

he give you, and all of us, I pray!

may come and go between you both; and, in any Fal. Mistress Ford-come, mistress Ford. case have a nay-word, that you may know one Quick. Marry, this is the short and the long of another's mind, and the boy never need to under (1) Pay you again in stolen goods.

(6) Ale-house. (2) Draws along with you.

17) A mistake of Mrs. Quickly's for quandary. (3) To cut purses in a crowd.

(8) Know. (9) Fretful, pecvish. 14) Pickt-hatch was in Clerkenwell. (5) Protect. (16) By all means. (11) A watch-word.

stand any thing; for 'tis not good that children Fal. Very well, sir ; proceed. should know any wickedness; old folks, you know, Foril. There is a gentlewoman in this town, her have discretion, as they say, and know the world. husband's name is Ford.

Fol. Fare thee will : commend me to them Ful. Well, sir. both: there's my purse: I am yet thy debtor. - Ford. I have long loved her, and, I protest to Boy, go along with this woman. This news dis- you, bestowed much on her; followed her with a tracts me!

[ Erennt Quickly and Robin. doting observance ; engrossed opportunities to Pist. This punk is one of Cupid's carriers :- meet her; fee'd every slight occasion, that could Clap on more sails; pursue, up with your fights; but niggardly give me sight of her: not only Give fire; she is my prize, or ocean whelm them bought many presents to give her, but have given all!

(Exit Pistol. largely to many, to know what she would have Fal. Say'st thou so, old Jack? go thy ways; given : briefly, I have pursued her, as love hath I'll make more of thy old body than I have done. pursued me; which haih been, on the wing of all Will they yet look after thee? Wilt thou, aster occasions. But whatsover I have merited, either the expense of so much money, be now a gainer ? in my mind, or in my means, mced," I am sure, I Good body, I thank thee: Let ihem say, 'tis grossly have received none ; unless experience be a jewel : done ; so it be fairly done, no matter.

that I have purchased at an infinite rale ; and that

nath taught me to say this : Enter Bardolph.

Love like a shadow flies, when substance love pure

sues; Bard. Sir John, there's one master Brook below would sain speak with you, and be acquainted with Pursuing that that flies, and flying what pursues. you; and hath sent your worship a morning's Fal. Have you received no promise of satisfacdraught of sack.

tion at her hands ? Fal. Brook, is his name?

Foril. Never. Bard. Ay, sir.

Fal. Have you importuned her to such a purFal. Call him in ; (Erit Bardolph.) Such

pose ? Brooks are welcome to me, that o'erslow such Ford. Never. liquor. Ah! ha! mistress' Ford and mistress

Fal. Of what quality was your love then ? Page, have I encompassed you? go to; viu!' Foril. Like a fair house, built upon another

man's ground; so that I have lost my edifice, by Re-enter Bardolph, with Ford disguised. mistaking the place where I erected it.

Fal. To wliat purpose have you unfolded this Ford. Bless you, sir.

to me? Fal. And you, sir; Would you speak with me?

Ford. When I have told you that, I have told Ford. I make bold, to press with so little pre- you all. Some say, that, though she appear honest paration upon you.

io me, yel, in other places, she enlargeth her Fel. You're welcome ; What's your will? Give mirth 'so far, that there is shrewd construction us leave, drawer.

(Exit Bardolph. made of her. Now, sir John, here is the heart of Ford. 'Sir, I am a gentleman that have spent my purpose : You are a gentleman of excellent much; my name is Brook. Fa. Gond master Brook, I desire more acquaint- tance, 4 authentic in your place and person, gene

breeding, admirable discourse, of great admitance of

you. Ford.' Good sir John, I sue for yours: not to and learned preparations.

rally alloweds for your many warlike, court-likc, charge you; for I must let you understand, I think

Fal. O, sir! myself in better plight for a lender than you are: Ford. Believe it, for you know it:-There is the which hath something enboldened me to this money; spend it, spend it; spend more ; spend unseasoned intrusion ; for they say, is money go all I have'; only give me so much of your time in before, all ways do lie open.

exchange of it, as to lay an amiable siege to the Fal. Money is a good soldier, sir, and will on. honesty of this ford's wife: use your art of wooing, Ford. Troth, and I have a bag of money here win her to consent to you; if any man may, you

you will help me to bear it, sir John, take all, or hall, for easing me of the car- Fal. Would it apply well to the vehemency of raze.

your affection, that I should win what you would Fal. Sir, I know not how I may deserve to be enjoy ? Methinks, you prescribe to yourself very To'l porter.

preposterously. Ferd. I will tell you, sir, if you will give me the hearing.

Ford. O, understand my drist! she dwells so

securely on the excellency of her honour, that Fal. Speak, good master Brook: I shall be glad the folly of my soul dares not present itself; she is to be your servant.

too bright to be looked against. Now, could I come Ford. Sir, I hear you are a scholar, I will be to her with any detection in my hand, my desires brief with you; and you have been a man had instance and argument to commend themselves; long known to me, though I had never so good I could drive her then from the wards of her purity, means, as desire, to make myself acquainted with her reputation, her marriage-vow, and a thousand you. I shall discover a thinto you, wherein Mother her defences, which now are too strongly must very much lay open mine own imperfection : embattled against' me ; What say you to't, sír byt, good sir John, as you have one eye upon my John ? follies

, as you hear them unfolded, turn another into the register of your own; that I may pass with your money; next, give me your hand; and last,

Fal. Master Brook, I will first make bold with: a reproof the easier, sith? you yourself know, how as I am a gentleman, you shall, if you will, enjoy easy it is to be such an oflender.

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SCENE II.A room in the Garter Inn. Enter it ; you have brought her into such a canaries,' as Falstaff and Pistol.

l'uis wonderful. The best courtier of them all, when

the court lay at Windsor, could never have brought Fal. I will not lend thee a penny.

her to such a canury. Yet there has been kor hits, Pist. Why, then the world's mane oyster, and lords, and gentlemen, with their coaches; I Which I with sword will open.

warrant you, coach after coach, letter after letler, I will retort the sum in equipage.'

gilt after gill; smelling so sweetly (all musk,) and Fal. Not il penny. I have been content, sir, you so rushling, I'warrant you, in silk and gold; and should lay my countenance to pawn: ! have grai- in such all.gunt terms; and in such wine and sugar ed upon my good friends for three reprieves for you of the best, and the tairest, that would have won and your coach-lellow2 Nym; or else you had

any woman's heart; and, I warrant you, they could looked through the grate like a geminy of Baboons. never get an eye-wink of her.-I had myselt iucnly I am damned in hell, for swearing to gentlemen my angels given me this morning: but I dciy all angels friends, you were good solliers, and tall follows: (in any such sort, as they say,) but in ihe way of and when inistress Bridget lost ihe handle of her honesiy:-and, I warrant you, they could never get fan, I took't upon my honour, thou hadst it not.

her so much as sip on a cup with the proudest of Pist. Didst thou not share? hadst thou not fir- them all: and yet ihere has been earls, nay, which teen pence?

is more, pensioners; but, I warrant you, all is one Fal. Reason, you rogue, reason: Think?st thou, with her. I'll endanger my soul gratis ? At a woru, hang no Ful. But what says she to me? be brief, my good more about me, I am no gibbet for you :-90:-Ashe Mercury. short knife and a throng : '- to your inanor of Pickt- Quick. Marry, she hath received your letter, hatch, go.-You'll not bear a letter for me, you for the which she thanks you a thousand times; rogue ! --you stand upon your honour !-Why, thou and she gives you to notify, that her husband will unconfinable baseness, it is as much as I can do, to be absence from his house Letween ten and eleven keep the terms of my honour precise. I, I, I my- Fu. Ten alid cieven? self sometimes, leaving the fear of heaven on the Quick. Ay, lorsooth; and then you may come left hand, and hiding mine honour in my necessity, and see the picture, she says, that you woi* 01;am fain to shutile, to hedge, and to lurch; and yet master Ford, her husband, will be from home. you, rogue, will ensconces your razs, your cat-?- Nas! the sweet woman leads an ill life with him; mountain looks, your red-lattice phrases, and your he's a very jealousy min; she leads a very frambold-beating oaths, under the shelter of your hu- pold' life with him, good ht art. pour! You will not do it, you?

Fol. Ten and cleven? Woman, commend me to Pist. I do relent; What would'st thou more of her; will noi, fuil ner. man?

Quick. Why, you say well: But I have another

messenger to your worship: Mistress Page hath Enter Robin.

her hearty commendations to you too ;--and let me Rob. Sir, here's a woman would speak with you. wite, and one (I tell you) that will not miss your

tell you in your cir, sho's as iartuous a civil modest Fal. Let her approach.

morning nor evening prayer, as any is in lt indsor, Enter Mistress Quickly.

whoe'er be the other and she både me tell your

worslip, that her husband is seldom from home; Quick. Give your worship good-morrow. but, she hopes, there will come a time. I never Fal. Good-morrow, good wife.

knew a woman so dote upon a man: surely, I think Quick. Not so, an't please your worship. you have charms, la; yes, in truth. Fal. Good maíd, then ?

Fal. Not I, I assure thee; setting the attraction Quick. I'll be sworn; as my mother was, the of my good parts aside, I have no other charms. first hour I was born. Fal. I do believe the swearer : What with me?

Quick. Blessing on your heart for't! Quick. Shall I vouchsafe your worship a word Fal. But, I pray thec, tell me this ; has Ford's or two?

wife, and Page's wife, acquainted each other how Fal. Two thousand, fair woman; and I'll vouch- they love me? safe ihee the hearing.

Quick. That were a jest, indeed!-they have not Quick. There is one mistress Ford, sir;-I pray, so little grace, I hope :-that were a trick, indeed! come a little nearer this ways:-I'myself dwell But mistress Page would desire you to send her with master doctor Caius.

your little page, of all loves ; to her husband has a Fal. Well, on : Mistress Ford, you say,-

inarvellous infection to the little page : and, truly, Quick. Your worship says very true: I pray your master Pare is an honest man. Never a wife in worship, come a little nearer this ways.

Windsor leads a better life than she does; do what Fal. I warrant thee, nobody hears;-mine own she will, say what she will, take all, pav all, go to people, mine own people.

bed when she list, rise when she list, all is as she Quick. Are they so? Heaven bless them, and will; and truly she deserves it: for' if there be a make them his servants !

kind woman in Windsor, she is one. You must Fal. Well: mistress Ford ;-what of her? send her your page; no remedy.

Quick. Why, sir, she's a good creature. Lord, Fal. Why, I will. Jord! your worship's a wanton : Well, heaven for- Quick. Nay, but do so then: and, look you, he give you, and all of us, I pray!

may come and go between you both'; and, in any Fal. Mistress Ford-come, mistress Ford. case have a pay-word, '! that you may know one Quick. Marry, this is the short and the long of another's mind, and the boy never need to under (1) Pay you again in stolen goods.

(6) Ale-house. Draws along with you.

(7) A mistake of Mrs. Quickly's for quandary. To cut purses in a crowd.

(s) Know. (9) Freiful, peevish.
Pickt-hatch was in Clerkenwell. (5) Protect. (10) By all means. (11) A watch-word.

shes;

pose ?

stand any thing; for 'tis not good that children Fal. Very well, sir ; proceed. should know any wickedness; old folks, you know, Ford. There is a gentlewoman in this town, her have discretion, as they say, and know the world. husband's name is Ford.

Fal. Fare thee will : commend me to them Ful. Well, sir. both: there's my purse: I am yet thy debtor:- Ford. I have long loved her, and, I protest to Boy, go along with this woman.-This news dis- you, bestowed much on her; followed her with a tracts me!

(Ereunt Quickly and Robin. doting observance ; engrossed opportunities to Pist. This punk is one of Cupid's carriers :- meet her; fce'd every slight occasion, that could Clap on more sails ; pursue, up with your fights; but niggardly give me sight of her': not only Give fire; she is my prize, or ocean whelm them bought many presents to give her, but have given all!

(Eril Pistol. largely to many, to know what she would have Fal. Say'st thou so, old Jack? go thy ways; given: briefly, I have pursued her, as love hath I'll make more of thy old body than I have done. pursued me; which hath been, on the wing of all Will they yet look after thee? Wilt thou, after occasions. But whatsover I have merited, either the expense of so much money, be now a gainer? in my mind, or in my means, meed,' I am sure, I Good body, I thank thee: Letihem say, 'tis grossly have received none ; unless experience be a jewel : done; so it be fairly done, no matter.

that I have purchased at an infinile rate ; and that

nath taught me to say this : Enter Bardolph.

Love like a shallow flies, when substance love pur. Bard. Sir John, there's one master Brook below would sain speak with you, and be acquainted with Pursuing that that flies, and flying what pursues. you ; and hath sent your worship a morning's Fal. Have you received no promise of satisfacdraught of sack.

tion at her hands ? Fal. Brook, is his name?

Ford. Never. Bard. Ay, sir.

Fal. Have you importuned her to such a purFal. Call him in ; (Erit Bardolph.) Such Brooks are welcome to me, that o'erflow suchu Foril. Never. liquor. Ah! ha! mistress Ford and mistress

Fal. Or what quality was your love then ? Page, have I encompassed you ? go to; viu!! Ford. Like a fair house, built upon another

man's ground; so that I have lost my edifice, by Re-enter Bardolph, with Ford disguised.

mistaking the place where I erected it.

Fal. To what purpose have you unfolded this Ford. Bless you, sir.

to me? Fal. And you, sir; Would you speak with me? Fordl. When I have told you that, I have told

Ford. I make bold, to press with so little pre- you all. Some say, that, though she appear honest paration upon you. Fal. You're welcome; What's your will ? Give! mirth 'so far, that there is shrewd construction

io me, yet, in other places, she enlargeth her us leave, drawer.

(Exit Bardolph. made of her. Now, sir John, here is the heart of Ford. Sir, I am a gentleman that have spent my purpose : You are a gentleman of excellent much; my name is Brook. Fal. Gond master Brook, I desire more acquaint- tance, * authentic in your place and person, gene

breeiling, admirable discourse, of great admitance of you.

rally alloweds for your many warlike, court-likc, Ford, Good sir John, I sue for yours: not to and learned preparations. charge you ; for I must let you understand, I think

Fal. O, sir! myself in better plight for a lender than you are: the which hath something enboldened me to this money; spend it, spend it; spend more ; spend

Foril. Believe it, for you know it:—There is un seasoned intrusion ; for they say, is inoney go all I have; only give me so much of your time in before, all ways do lie open.

exchange of it, as to lay an amiable siege to the Fal. Money is a good soldier, sir, and will on.

honesty of this Ford's wife: use your art of wooing, Ford. Troth, and I have a bag of money here win her to consent to you; if any man may, you troubles me; if you will help me to bear it, sir John, take all, or half, for easing me of the car

Fal. Would it apply well to the vehemency of riare.

your affection, that I should win what you would Fal. Sir, I know not how I may deserve to be enjoy? Methinks, you prescribe to yourself very your porter.

preposterously. Ford. I will tell you, sir, if you will give me

Ford. O, understand my drist! she dwells so: the hearing.

securely on the excellency of her honour, that Fal. Speak, good master Brook: I shall be glad the folly of my soul dares not present itself ; 'she is to be your servant.

too bright to be looked against. Now, could I come Ford. Sir, I hear you are a scholar, -I will be to her with any detection in my hand, my desires brief with you ; -and you have been a man had instance and argument to commend themselves ; long known to me, though I had never so good I could drive her then from the warde of her purity, mcans, as desire, to make myself acquainted with her reputation, her marriage-vow, and a thousand you. I shall discover a thing to you, wherein 10lher her defences, which now are too strongly must very much lay open mine own imperfection : Jembattled against me; What say you to't, sír but, yood sir John, as you have one eye upon my John ? follies, as you hear them unfolded, turn another into the register of your own; that I may pass with your money; next, give me your hand; and last,

Fal. Master Brook, I will first make bold with. a reproof the easier, sith you yoursell know, how as I am a gentleman, you shall, if you will, enjoy easy it is to be such an offender.

Ford's wife. (1) A cant phrase of exultation.

(4) In the greatest companies. (5) Approved. (2) Since. (3) Reward.

(6) Guard.

mav as soon as any.

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