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pars, and away, like three German devils, three together! Sure, one of you does not serve heaven Deactor Faustuses.

well, that you are so crossed. Hast. They are gone but to meet the duke, vil- Fal. Come up into my chamber. [Ereunt. 1: do not say, they be fled; Germans are honest

SCENE VI. - Another Room in the Garter Inn. Enter Sir Hugh Evans

Enter FENTON and Host. En. Where is mine host ?

Host. Master Fenton, talk not to me; my mind Het. What is the matter, sir?

is heavy, I will give over all. En. Have a care of your entertainments : there Fent. Yet hear me speak : Assist me in my puri a friend of mine come to town, tells me, there

pose, is three couzin germans, that has cozened all the And, as I am a gentleman, I'll give thee bosts of Readings, of Maidenhead, of Colebrook, | A hundred pound in gold, more than your loss. di borses and money. I tell you for good-will, Host. I will hear you, master Fenton; and I book you: you are wise, and full of gibes and will, at the least, keep your counsel. shouting-stogs; and 'tis not convenient you should Fent. From time to time I have acquainted you be cozened : Fare you well.

(Erit. With the dear love I bear to fair Anne Page ; Enter Dr. Caius.

Who, mutually, hath answer'd my affection

(So far forth as herself might be her chooser,) Caius. Vere is mine Host de Jarterre ?

Even to my wish : I have a letter from her Has. Here, master doctor, in perplexity, and of such contents as you will wonder at; doubtful dilemma.

The mirth whereof so larded with my matter, Caius. I cannot tell vat is dat : But it is tell-a That neither, singly, can be manifested, me, dat you make grand preparation for a duke Without the show of both; — wherein fat Falstaff

Jarrary: by my trot, dere is no duke, dat de Hath a great scene : the image of the jest court is know to come: I tell you for good vill :

(Showing the letter. adier

(Exit. I'll show you here at large. Hark, good mine host : H&. Hue and cry, villain, go : - assist me, To-night at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and bright; I an undone : fly, run, hue and cry, vil

one, lain. I an undone!

Must my sweet Nan present the fairy queen : (Ereunt Host and BARDOLPH. The purpose why, is here ; in which disguise, EL I would, all the world might be cozened; for While other jests are something rank on foot, I have been cozened, and beaten too. If it should Her father hath commanded her to slip combe to the ear of the court, how I have been Away with Slender, and with him at Éton transformed, and how my transformation hath been Immediately to marry: she hath consented : rashed and cudgeled, they would melt me out of Now, sir, my fat, drop by drop, and liquor fishermen's boots Her mother, even strong against that match, with me; I warrant, they would whip me with their And firm for doctor Caius, hath appointed fire wits, till I were as crest-fallen as a dried pear. That he shall likewise shuffle her away, I see prospered since I forswore myself at prin While other sports are tasking of their minds,

Wel, if my wind were but long enough to And at the deanery, where a priest attends, sy my prayers, I would repent.

Straight marry her: to this her mother's plot

She, seemingly obedient, likewise hath
Enter Mistress Quickly.

Made promise to the doctor; - Now thus it rests : Wor! whence come you?

Her father means she shall be all in white; Quick. From the two parties, forsooth.

And in that habit, when Slender sees his time Fal. The devil take one party, and his dam the To take her by the hand, and bid her go, daer, and so they shall be both bestowed! I have She shall go with him : her mother hath intended, effered more for their sakes, more, than the vil- The better to denote her to the doctor, lainois inconstancy of man's disposition is able to (For they must all be mask'd and vizarded,)

That, quaint in green, she shall be loose enrob'd, Osick. And have not they suffered? Yes, I war- With ribbands pendant, Aaring 'bout her head; runt; speriously one of them; mistress Ford, good And when the doctor spies his vantage ripe, heart, is beaten black and blue, that you cannot see To pinch her by the hand, and, on that token, a white spot about her.

The maid hath given consent to go with him. Fel. What tell'st thou me of black and blue ? Host. Which means she to deceive ? father or I wa beaten myself into all the colours of the

mother? rainbow; and I was like to be apprehended for the Fent. Both, my good host, to go along with me: witch of Brentford; but that my admirable dex- | And here it rests, that you'll procure the vicar izrity of wit, my counterfeiting the action of an To stay for me at church, 'twixt twelve and one, old woman, deliver'd me, the knave constable had And, in the lawful name of marrying, set ne i' the stocks, i' the common stocks, for a To give our hearts united ceremony.

Host. Well, husband your device ; I'll to the Quick. Sir, let me speak with you in your cham

vicar: be: you shall hear how things go; and, I warrant, Bring you the maid, you shall not lack a priest. to your content. Here is a letter will say some- Fent. So shall I ever more be bound to thee; what Good hearts, what ado here is to bring you Besides, I'll make a present recompense. (Exeunt,


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SCENE I. - A Room in the Garter Inn. Mrs. Page. Fare you well, sir. (Exit Caius. Enter Palstaff and Mrs. QUICKLY.

My husband will not rejoice so much at the abuse

of Falstaff, as he will chafe at the doctor's marrying Fal. Pr'ythee, no more prattling :-go. - I'll my daughter : but 'tis no matter; better a little hold: This is the third time; I hope, good luck chiding, than a great deal of heart-break. lies in odd numbers. Away, go; they say, there is Mrs. Ford. Where is Nan now, and her troop of divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, fairies ? and the Welch devil, Hugh ? or death. · Away.

Mrs. Page. They are all couched in a pit hard Quick. I'll provide you a chain : and I'll do what by Herne's oak, with obscured lights; which, at I can to get you a pair of horns.

the very instant of Falstaff's and our meeting, they Fal. Away, I say; time wears : hold up your will at once display to the night. head, and mince.

(Exit Mrs. QUICKLY. Mrs. Ford. That cannot choose but amaze him. Enter FORD.

Mrs. Page. If he be not anazed, he will be

mocked; if he be amazed, he will every way be How now, master Brook ? Master Brook, the mocked. matter will be known to-night, or never.

Mrs. Ford. We'll betray him finely. in the Park about midnight, at Herne's oak, and Mrs. Page. Against such lewdsters, and their you shall see wonders.

lechery, Ford. Went you not to her yesterday, sir, as you Those that betray them do no treachery. told me you had appointed ?

Mrs. Ford. The hour draws on; To the oak, to Fal. I went to her, master Brook, as you see, the oak!

(Ereunt. like a poor old man : but I came from her, master Brook, like a poor old woman. That same knave,

SCENE IV. - Windsor Park, Ford her husband, hath the finest mad devil of jealousy in him, master Brook, that ever governed

Enter Sir Hugh Evans, and Fairies. frenzy. I will tell you. — He beat me grievously, Eva. Trib, trib, fairies ; come ; and remember in the shape of a woman; for in the shape of man, your parts: be pold, I pray you ; follow me into master Brook, I fear not Goliath with a weaver's the pit; and when I give the watch-'ords, do as I beam ; because I know also, life is a shuttle. I am pid you ; Come, come; trib, trib. [Exeunt, in haste; go along with me; I'll tell you all, master Brook. Since I pluck'd geese, play'd truant, and SCENE V. Another part of the Park. whipp'd top, I knew not what it was to be beaten, till lately. * Follow me : I'll tell you strange things

Enter Falstaff disguised, with a buck's head on. of this knave Ford: on whom to-night I will be re- Fal. The Windsor bell hath struck twelve; the venged, and I will deliver his wife into your hand. - minute draws on : Now, the hot-blooded gods assist Follow : Strange things in hand, master Brook! - Remember, Jove, thou wast a bull for thy follow.

(Exeunt. Europa ; love set on thy horns. - O powerful love!

that, in some respects, makes a beast a man ; in SCENE II. - Windsor Park.

some other, a man a beast. —You were also, Jupiter, Enter Page, SHALLOW, and SLENDER.

a swan, for the love of Leda:-0, omnipotent

love ! how near the god drew to the complexion of Page. Come, come; we'll couch i' the castle- a goose ? — A fault done first in the form of a beast;' ditch, till we see

light of our fairies. - Remem O Jove, a beastly fault! and then another fault ber, son Slender, my daughter.

in the semblance of a fowl; think on't, Jove; Slen. Ay, forsooth ; I have spoke with her, and foul fault. When gods have hot backs, what shall we have a nay-word, how to know one another. poor men do? For me, I am here a Windsortstag I come to her in white, and cry, mum; she cries and the fattest, I think, i' the forest : Send me budget; and by that we know one another.

cool rut-time, Jove, or who can blame me to pise Shal. That's good too : but what needs either my tallow? Who comes here ? my doe ? your mum, or her budget ? the white will decipher her well enough. - It hath struck ten o'clock.

Enter Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page. Page. The night is dark ; light and spirits will Mrs. Ford. Sir John ? art thou there, my deer become it well. Heaven, prosper our sport! No my male deer? man means evil but the devil, and we shall know him Fal. My doe with the black scut?- Let the sky by his horns. Let's away; follow me. (Ereunt. rain potatoes ; let it thunder to the tune of Greek

Sleeves; hail kissing-comfits, and snow eringoes SCENE III. - The Street in Windsor. let there come a tempest of provocation,


shelter me here. Enter Mrs. Page, Mrs. Ford, and Dr. Caius.

[Embracing her

Mrs. Ford. Mistress Page is come with me Mrs. Page. Master Doctor, my daughter is in sweetheart. green : when you see your time, take her by the Fal. Divide me like a bribe-buck, each a haunch hand, away with her to the deanery, and despatch I will keep my sides to myself, my shoulders for the it quickly: Go before into the park; we two must fellow of this walk, and my horns I bequeath your go trgether.

husbands. Am I a woodman ? ha ! Speak I like Cuius. I know vat I have to do; Adieu. Herne the hunter ? - Why, now is Cupid a child


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find a maid,

de science ; he makes restitution. As I am a true Quick. With trial-fire touch me his finger-end çirit, welcome!

(Noise within. If he be chaste, the flame will back descend, Hrs. Page. Alas! what noise ?

And turn him to no pain ; but if he start, Virs. Ferd . Heaven forgive our sins !

It is the flesh of a corrupted heart.
Fed. What should this be?

Pist. A trial, come.

Come, will this wood take fire ?
[They run off

[They burn him with their tapers. Fa. I tunk, the devil will not have me damned, Fal. Oh, oh, oh! et de oil that is in me should set hell on fire ; he Quick. Corrupt, corrupt, and tainted in desire! pould never else cross me thus.

About him, fairies; sing a scornful rhyme; od Pistol; Anse Page, as the Fairy Queen, and iniquity. Sr Hica Evans, like a satyr ; Mrs. Quickit, And, as you trip, still pinch bim to your time.

Eva. It is right; indeed he is full of lecheries tended by her brother and others, dressed like series, with uczen tapers on their heads.

SONG. Quick Fairies, black, grey, green, and white,

Fye on sinful fantasy! Tau ngon-shine revellers, and shades of night,

Fye on lust and luxury ! You wpban-heirs of fixed destiny,

Lust is but a bloody fire, Astand your office , and your quality.

Kindled with unchaste desire, Cria Hobgoblin, make the fairy 0-yes.

Fed in heart ; whose flames aspire, Fist. Elves, list your names'; silence, you airy

As thoughts do blow them, higher and higher. toys

Pinch him, fairies, mutually ; Cricka, to Windsor chimnies shalt thou leap :

Pinch him for his villainy ; What fires thou find'st unrak'd, and hearths un

Pinch him, and burn him, and turn him about, swept,

Till candles, and star-light, and moon-shine be out. Tiere pinch the maids as blue as bilberry: Our radiant queen hates sluts and sluttery.

During this song, the fairies pinch Falstaff. Doctor

Caius comes one way, and steals away a fairy in Fd. They are fairies; he, that speaks to them, green ; Slender another way, and takes of a fairy

in white ; and Fenton comes, and steals away Mrs. 111 wink and couch: no man their works must eye. Anne Page. A noise of hunting is made within. (Lies down upon his face. All the fuiries run away.

Falstaff pulls off his Go you, and where you buck's head, and rises. That, ere she sleep, has thrice her prayers said,

Enter Page, Ford, Mrs. PAGE, and Mrs. Fond. Raise up the organs of her fantasy,

They lay hold on him. Sleep she as sound as careless infaney ;

Page. Nay, do not fly; I think, we have watch'd But bose as sleep, and think not on their sins,

you now : Fach them, arms, legs, backs, shoulders, sides, and will none but Herne the hunter serve your turno shins.

Mrs. Page. I pray you, come; hold up the jest Qack. About, about;

no higher : Search Windsor-castle, elves, within and out : Now, good sir John, how like you Windsor wives? Strex good luck, ouphes, on every sacred room ; See you these, husband ? do not these fair yokes Tha it may stand till the perpetual doom,

Become the forest better than the town? ha state as wholesome, as in state 'tis fit ;

Ford. Now, sir, who's a cuckold now? - Master Worthy the owner, and the owner it.

Brook, Falstaff's a knave, a cuckoldly knave; here The serural chairs of order look you scour

are his horns, master Brook : And, master Brook, Vrh juice of balm, and every precious flower : he hath enjoyed nothing of Ford's but his buckTack fair instalment, coat, and several crest, basket, his cudgel, and twenty pounds of money ; Fth keyal blazon, evermore be blest!

which must be paid to master Brook ; his horses And nightly, meadow-fairies, look, you sing, are arrested for it, master Brook. Lke to the Garter's compass, in a ring :

Mrs. Ford. Sir John, we have had ill luck; we le espreksure that it bears, green let it be,

could never meet. I will never take you for my Hier fértile-fresh than all the field to see ;

love again, but I will always count you my deer. Ard , Heny såt qui mal y pense, write,

Fal. I do begin to perceive that I am made an Le emerald tufts, flowers purple, blue, and white : Le spphire, pearl, and rich embroidery,

Ford. Ay, and an ox too; both the proofs are Bankled below fair knight-bood's

bending knee: extant. Finies use flowers for their charactery.

Fal. And these are not fairies ? I was three or Ars; disperse : But, till 'tis one o'clock, four times in the thought, they were not fairies : and Oa dance of custom, round about the oak yet the guiltiness of my mind, the sudden surprize Of Herne the hunter, let us not forget.

of my powers, drove the grossness of the foppery Ex. Pray you, lock hand in hand; yourselves into a received belief, in despite of the teeth of all

rhyme and reason, that they were fairies. See now, And twenty glow-worms shall our lanterns be, how wit may be made a Jack-a-lent, when 'tis upon To guide dur measure round about the tree. ill employment. But , way: I smell a man of middle earth.

Eva. Sir John Falstaff, serve Got, and leave your kel

. Herens defend me from that Weleb fairy! desires, and fairies will not pinse you. lat be transform me to a piece of cheese!

Ford. Well said, fairy Hugh. Par. Vile worm, thou wast o'erlook'd even in Eva. And leave you your jealousies too, I pray thry birth.




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Hird. I will never mistrust my wife again, till Page. Why, this is your own folly. Did not I thou art able to woo her in good English.


you, how you should know my daughter by her Fal. Have I laid my brain in the sun, and dried garments ? it, that it wants matter to prevent so gross o'er- Slen. I went to her in white, and cry'd mum, reaching as this ? Am I ridden with a Welch goat and she cry'd budget, as Anne and I had appointed; too ? Shall I have a coxcomb of frize? 'Tis time I and yet it was not Anne, but a post-master's boy. were choked with a piece of toasted cheese.

Eva. Jeshu! Master Slender, cannot you see but Eva. Seese is not good to give putter ; your pelly marry boys ? is all putter.

Page. O, I am vexed at heart : What shall I do? Fal. Seese and putter! have I lived to stand at Mrs. Page. Good George, be not angry: I knew the taunt of one that makes fritters of English ? of your purpose ; turned my daughter into green ;

This is enough to be the decay of lust and late- and, indeed, she is now with the doctor at the walking, through the realm.

deanery, and there married. Mrs. Page. Why, sir John, do you think, though we would have thrust virtue out of our hearts by the

Enter Caius. head and shoulders, and have given ourselves without scruple to hell, that ever the devil could have cozened; I ha' married un garçon, a boy ; un pai

Caiuis. Vere is mistress Page ? By gar, I am made you our delight? Ford. What, a hodge-pudding? a bag of fax?

san, by gar, a boy; it is not Anne Page : by gar, I

am cozened. Mrs. Page. A puffed man? Page. Old, cold, withered, and of intolerable

Mrs. Page. Why, did you take her in green? entrails?

Caius. Ay, be gar, and 'tis a boy: be gar, I'll

raise all Windsor. Ford. And one that is as slanderous as Satan?

[Erit Caius. Page. And as poor as Job?

Ford. This is strange : Who hath got the right

Anne ?
Ford. And as wicked as his wife?
Eva. And given to fornications, and to taverns,

Page. My heart misgives me : Here comes mas

ter Fenton. and sack, and wine, and metheglins, and to drinkings, and swearings, and starings, pribbles and

Enter FENTON and Axxe Page. prabbles ?

Fal. Well, I am your theme : you have the start How now, master Fenton ? of me; I am dejected; I am not able to answer Anne. Pardon, good father! good my mother, the Welch flannel : ignorance itself is a plummet

pardon! o'er me; use me as you will.

Page. Now, mistress ? how chance you went not Ford. Marry, sir, we'll bring you to Windsor, to with master Slender? one master Brook, that you have cozened of money, Mrs. Page. Why went you not with master docto whom you should have been a pander : over and

tor, maid? above that you have suffered, I think, to repay that Fent. You do amaze her : Hear the truth of it. money will be a biting affliction.

You would have married her most shamefully, Mrs. Ford. Nay, husband, let that go to make Where there was no proportion held in love. amends :

The truth is, she and I, long since contracted, Forgive that sum, and so we'll all be friends. Are now so sure, that nothing can dissolve us. Ford. Well, here's my hand; all's forgiven at The offence is holy, that she hath committed : last.

And this deceit loses the name of craft, Page. Yet be cheerful, knight : thou shalt eat a Of disobedience, or unduteous title ; posset to-night at my house ; where I will desire Since therein she doth evitate and shun thee to laugh at my wife, that now laughs at thee : A thousand irreligious cursed hours, Tell her, master Slender hath married her daughter. Which forced marriage would have brought upon Mrs. Page. Doctors doubt that: if Anne Page

her. be my daughter, she is, by this, doctor Caius' wife. Ford. Stand not amaz'd : here is no remedy:

(Aside. In love, the heavens themselves do guide the state ; Enter SLENDER.

Money buys lands, and wives are sold by fate.

Fal. I am glad, though you have ta'en a special Slen. Whoo, ho! ho ! father Page !

stand to strike at me, that your arrow hath glanced. Page. Son! how now ? how now, son? have you Page. Well, what remedy ? Fenton, heaven give despatched ?

thee joy! Slen. Despatched !- I'll make the best in Glo- What cannot be eschew'd, must be embrac'da cestershire know on't; would I were hanged, la, else. Fal. When night-dogs run, all sorts of deer are Page. Of what, son ?

chas'd. Slen. I came yonder at Eton to marry mistress Eva. I will dance and eat plums at your wedding. Anne Page, and she's a great lubberly boy ; If it Mrs. Page. Well, I will muse no further : had not been i' the church, I would have swinged

Master Fenton, him, or he should have swinged me. If I did not Heaven give you many, many merry days! think it had been Anne Page, would I might never Good husband, let us every one go home, stir, and 'tis a post-master's boy.

And laugh this sport o'er by a country fire; Page. Upon my life then you took the wrong. Sir John and all.

Slen. What need you tell me that? I think so, Ford. Let it be so : - Sir John, when I took a boy for a girl : If I had been mar- To master Brook you yet shall hold your word; ried to him, for all he was in woman's apparel, I For be, to-night, shall lie with mistress Ford. would not have had him.


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Osso, Duke of Illyria.


servants to Oliviae.
Sebastias, a young gentleman, brother to Viola. Clown,
AFToxio, a sea capxain, friend to Sebastian.
Az copiata, friend to Viola.'

OLIVIA, a rich Countess.

Viola, in love with the Duke. CTRI, gentlemen attending on the Duke.

Maria, Olivia's woman. Ar Tosy Becu, uncle of Olivia. * ADRI' ACUE-CHEEK.

Lords, Priests, Sailors, Officers, Musicians, and MALVOLIO, steward to Olivia.

other Attendants. SCENE, - A City in ILLYRIA ; and the Sea-coast near it.



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SCENE I. – An Apartment in the Duke's Palace.
Eric Dure, CURIO, Lords ; Musicians attending.

Dute. If musick be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
Thai strain again ;- it had a dying fall :
0, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south,
Taat breathes upon a bank of violets,
Seating, and giving odour. – Enough ; no more ;
'Tis not so sweet now, as it was before.
O spirit of love, bow quick and fresh art thou !
Tras, notwithstanding thy capacity
keceiveth as the sea, nought enters there,
Of what validity and pitch soever,
But Glls into abatement and low price,
Even in a ninute ! so full of shapes is foncy,
That it alone is high-fantastical.
Che. Will you go hunt, my lord ?

What, Curio ?

The hart.
Dute. Why, so I do, the noblest that I have :
0. when mine eyes did see Olivia first,
Matbought, she purg'd the air of pestilence;
That instant was I turn'd into a hart;
Asd muy desires, like fell and cruel hounds,
L's since pursue me. - How now? what news

from her?

Val. So please my lord, I might not be admitted,
But from her handmaid do return this answer :
The element itself, till seven years' heat,
Shall not behold her face at ample view;
But, like a cloistress, she will veiled walk,
And water once a day her chamber round
With eye-offending brine : all this, to season
A brother's dead love, which she would keep fresh,
And lasting, in her sad remembrance.

Duke. O, she, that hath a heart of that fine frame,
To pay this debt of love but to a brother,
How will she love, when the rich, golden shaft,
Hath kill'd the flock of all affections else
That live in her! when liver, brain, and heart,
These sovereign thrones, are all supplied, and fillid,
(Her sweet perfections,) with one self king! -
Away before me to sweet beds of flowers;
Love-thoughts lie rich, when canopied with bowers.


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Enter Viola, Captain, and Sailors.
Vio. What country, friends, is this?

Illyria, lady
Vio. And what should I do in Ilyria?

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