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THE Merry Wiues of Windsor.
Actus primus, Scena prima. [Act 1, Scene 1] Enter Iustice Shallow, Slender, Sir Hugh Euans, Master Page, Falstoffe, Bardolph, Nym, Pistoll, Anne Page, Mistresse Ford, Mistresse Page, Simple. Shallow.

SIr Hugh, perswade me not: I will make a Star‑Chamber

matter of it, if hee were twenty Sir

Iohn Falstoffs , he shall not abuse Robert Shallow

Esquire.

Slen.
[5]

In the County of Glocester, Iustice of Peace and

(Coram.

Shal. I (Cosen Slender) and Cust‑alorum. Slen.

I, and Rato lorum too; and a Gentleman borne

(Master Parson) who writes himselfe Armigero, in any

[10]

Bill, Warrant, Quittance, or Obligation, Armigero.

Shal.

I that I doe, and haue done any time these three

hundred yeeres.

Slen.

All his successors (gone before him) hath don't:

and all his Ancestors (that come after him) may: they

[15]

may giue the dozen white Luces in their Coate.

Shal. It is an olde Coate. Euans.

The dozen white Lowses doe become an old

Coat well: it agrees well passant: It is a familiar beast to

man, and signifies Loue.

Shal.
[20]

The Luse is the fresh‑fish, the salt‑fish, is an old

Coate.

Slen. I may quarter (Coz). Shal. You may, by marrying. Euans. It is marring indeed, if he quarter it. Shal.
[25]
Not a whit.
Shal.

Yes per‑lady: if he ha's a quarter of your coat,

there is but three Skirts for your selfe, in my simple con­

iectures; but that is all one: if Sir Iohn Falstaffe haue

committed disparagements vnto you, I am of the Church

[30]

and will be glad to do my beneuolence, to make attone­

ments and compremises betweene you.

Shal.

The Councell shall heare it, it is a Riot.

Euan.

It is not meet the Councell heare a Riot: there

is no feare of Got in a Riot: The Councell (looke you)

[35]

shall desire to heare the feare of Got, and not to heare a

Riot: take your viza‑ments in that.

Shal.

Ha; o' my life, if I were yong againe, the sword

should end it.

Euans.

It is petter that friends is the sword, and end

[40]

it: and there is also another deuice in my praine, which

peraduenture prings goot discretions with it. There is

Anne Page, which is daughter to Master Thomas Page,

which is pretty virginity.

Slen.

Mistris Anne Page? she has browne haire, and

[45]

speakes small like a woman.

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Euans.

It is that ferry person for all the orld, as iust as

you will desire, and seuen hundred pounds of Moneyes,

and Gold, and Siluer, is her Grand‑sire vpon his deaths‑

bed, (Got deliuer to a ioyfull resurrections) giue, when

[50]

she is able to ouertake seuenteene yeeres old. It were a

goot motion, if we leaue our pribbles and prabbles, and

desire a marriage betweene Master Abraham, and Mistris

Anne Page.

Slen.

Did her Grand‑sire leaue her seauen hundred

[55]

pound?

Euan.

I, and her father is make her a petter penny.

Slen.

I know the young Gentlewoman, she hasgood

gifts.

Euan.

Seuen hundred pounds, and possibilities, is

[60]

goot gifts.

Shal.

Wel, let vs see honest M r Page: is Falstaffe there?

Euan.

Shall I tell you a lye? I doe despise a lyer, as I

doe despise one that is false, or as I despise one that is not

[65]

true: the Knight Sir Iohn is there, and I beseech you be

ruled by your well‑willers: I will peat the doore for M r.

Page. What hoa? Got‑plesse your house here.

M r. Page. Who's there? Euan.

Here is go't's plessing and your friend, and Iu­

[70]

stice Shallow, and heere yong Master Slender: that perad­

uentures shall tell you another tale, if matters grow to

your likings.

M r. Page.

I am glad to see your Worships well: I

thanke you for my Venison Master Shallow.

Shal.
[75]

Master Page, I am glad to see you: much good

doe it your good heart: I wish'd your Venison better, it

was ill killd: how doth good Mistresse Page? and I thank

you alwaies with my heart, la: with my heart.

M.Page. Sir, I thanke you. Shal.
[80]
Sir, I thanke you: by yea, and no I doe.
M.Pa. I am glad to see you, good Master Slender. Slen.

How do's your fallow Greyhound, Sir, I heard

say he was out‑run on Cotsall.

M.Pa. It could not be iudg'd, Sir. Slen.
[85]
You'll not confesse: you'll not confesse.
Shal.

That he will not, 'tis your fault, 'tis your fault:

'tis a good dogge.

M.Pa. A Cur, Sir. Shal.

Sir: hee's a good dog, and a faire dog, can there

[90]

be more said? he is good, and faire. Is Sir Iohn Falstaffe

heere?

M.Pa.

Sir, hee is within: and I would I could doe a

good office betweene you.

Euan. It is spoke as a Christians ought to speake. Shal.
[95]
He hath wrong'd me (Master Page.)
M.Pa. Sir, he doth in some sort confesse it. D2 Sha. l

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Actus primus, Scena prima. [Act 1, Scene 1] Enter Iustice Shallow, Slender, Sir Hugh Euans, Master Page, Falstoffe, Bardolph, Nym, Pistoll, Anne Page, Mistresse Ford, Mistresse Page, Simple. Shallow.

SIr Hugh, perswade me not: I will make a Star‑Chamber

matter of it, if hee were twenty Sir

Iohn Falstoffs , he shall not abuse Robert Shallow

Esquire.

Slen.
[5]

In the County of Glocester, Iustice of Peace and

(Coram.

Shal. I (Cosen Slender) and Cust‑alorum. Slen.

I, and Rato lorum too; and a Gentleman borne

(Master Parson) who writes himselfe Armigero, in any

[10]

Bill, Warrant, Quittance, or Obligation, Armigero.

Shal.

I that I doe, and haue done any time these three

hundred yeeres.

Slen.

All his successors (gone before him) hath don't:

and all his Ancestors (that come after him) may: they

[15]

may giue the dozen white Luces in their Coate.

Shal. It is an olde Coate. Euans.

The dozen white Lowses doe become an old

Coat well: it agrees well passant: It is a familiar beast to

man, and signifies Loue.

Shal.
[20]

The Luse is the fresh‑fish, the salt‑fish, is an old

Coate.

Slen. I may quarter (Coz). Shal. You may, by marrying. Euans. It is marring indeed, if he quarter it. Shal.
[25]
Not a whit.
Shal.

Yes per‑lady: if he ha's a quarter of your coat,

there is but three Skirts for your selfe, in my simple con­

iectures; but that is all one: if Sir Iohn Falstaffe haue

committed disparagements vnto you, I am of the Church

[30]

and will be glad to do my beneuolence, to make attone­

ments and compremises betweene you.

Shal.

The Councell shall heare it, it is a Riot.

Euan.

It is not meet the Councell heare a Riot: there

is no feare of Got in a Riot: The Councell (looke you)

[35]

shall desire to heare the feare of Got, and not to heare a

Riot: take your viza‑ments in that.

Shal.

Ha; o' my life, if I were yong againe, the sword

should end it.

Euans.

It is petter that friends is the sword, and end

[40]

it: and there is also another deuice in my praine, which

peraduenture prings goot discretions with it. There is

Anne Page, which is daughter to Master Thomas Page,

which is pretty virginity.

Slen.

Mistris Anne Page? she has browne haire, and

[45]

speakes small like a woman.

Euans.

It is that ferry person for all the orld, as iust as

you will desire, and seuen hundred pounds of Moneyes,

and Gold, and Siluer, is her Grand‑sire vpon his deaths‑

bed, (Got deliuer to a ioyfull resurrections) giue, when

[50]

she is able to ouertake seuenteene yeeres old. It were a

goot motion, if we leaue our pribbles and prabbles, and

desire a marriage betweene Master Abraham, and Mistris

Anne Page.

Slen.

Did her Grand‑sire leaue her seauen hundred

[55]

pound?

Euan.

I, and her father is make her a petter penny.

Slen.

I know the young Gentlewoman, she hasgood

gifts.

Euan.

Seuen hundred pounds, and possibilities, is

[60]

goot gifts.

Shal.

Wel, let vs see honest M r Page: is Falstaffe there?

Euan.

Shall I tell you a lye? I doe despise a lyer, as I

doe despise one that is false, or as I despise one that is not

[65]

true: the Knight Sir Iohn is there, and I beseech you be

ruled by your well‑willers: I will peat the doore for M r.

Page. What hoa? Got‑plesse your house here.

M r. Page. Who's there? Euan.

Here is go't's plessing and your friend, and Iu­

[70]

stice Shallow, and heere yong Master Slender: that perad­

uentures shall tell you another tale, if matters grow to

your likings.

M r. Page.

I am glad to see your Worships well: I

thanke you for my Venison Master Shallow.

Shal.
[75]

Master Page, I am glad to see you: much good

doe it your good heart: I wish'd your Venison better, it

was ill killd: how doth good Mistresse Page? and I thank

you alwaies with my heart, la: with my heart.

M.Page. Sir, I thanke you. Shal.
[80]
Sir, I thanke you: by yea, and no I doe.
M.Pa. I am glad to see you, good Master Slender. Slen.

How do's your fallow Greyhound, Sir, I heard

say he was out‑run on Cotsall.

M.Pa. It could not be iudg'd, Sir. Slen.
[85]
You'll not confesse: you'll not confesse.
Shal.

That he will not, 'tis your fault, 'tis your fault:

'tis a good dogge.

M.Pa. A Cur, Sir. Shal.

Sir: hee's a good dog, and a faire dog, can there

[90]

be more said? he is good, and faire. Is Sir Iohn Falstaffe

heere?

M.Pa.

Sir, hee is within: and I would I could doe a

good office betweene you.

Euan. It is spoke as a Christians ought to speake. Shal.
[95]
He hath wrong'd me (Master Page.)
M.Pa. Sir, he doth in some sort confesse it. Shal.

If it be confessed, it is not redressed; is not that

so (M. Page?) he hath wrong'd me, indeed he hath, at a

word he hath: beleeue me, Robert Shallow Esquire, saith

[100]

he is wronged.

Ma.Pa Here comes Sir Iohn. Fal.

Now, Master Shallow, you'll complaine of me to

the King?

Shal.

Knight, you haue beaten my men, kill'd my

[105]

deere, and broke open my Lodge.

Fal. But not kiss'd your Keepers daughter? Shal. Tut, a pin: this shall be answer'd. Fal. I will answere it strait, I haue done all this: That is now answer'd. Shal.
[110]
The Councell shall know this.
Fal.

'Twere better for you if it were known in coun­cell:

you'll be laugh'd at.

Eu. Pauca verba; (Sir Iohn) good worts. Fal.

Good worts? good Cabidge; Slender, I broke

[115]

your head: what matter haue you against me?

Slen.

Marry sir, I haue matter in my head against you,

and against your cony‑catching Rascalls, Bardolf, Nym,

and Pistoll.

Bar. You Banbery Cheese. Slen.
[120]
I, it is no matter.
Pist. How now, Mephostophilus? Slen. I, it is no matter. Nym. Slice, I say; pauca, pauca: Slice, that's my humor. Slen.

Where's Simple my man? can you tell, Cosen?

Eua.
[125]

Peace, I pray you: now let vs vnderstand: there

is three Vmpires in this matter, as I vnderstand; that is,

Master Page (fidelicet Master Page,) & there is my selfe,

(fidelicet my selfe) and the three party is (lastly, and fi­nally)

mine Host of the Gater.

Ma.Pa
[130]
We three to hear it, & end it between them.
Euan.

Ferry goo't, I will make a priefe of it in my

note‑booke, and we wil afterwards orke vpon the cause,

with as great discreetly as we can.

Fal. Pistoll. Pist.
[135]
He heares with eares.
Euan.

The Teuill and his Tam: what phrase is this?

he heares with eare? why, it is affectations.

Fal. Pistoll, did you picke M. Slenders purse? Slen.

I, by these gloues did hee, or I would I might

[140]

neuer come in mine owne great chamber againe else, of

seauen groates in mill‑sixpences, and two Edward Sho­uelboords,

that cost me two shilling and two pence a

peece of Yead Miller: by these gloues.

Fal. Is this true, Pistoll? Euan.
[145]
No, it is false, if it is a picke‑purse.
Pist.

Ha, thou mountaine Forreyner: Sir Iohn, and

Master mine, I combat challenge of this Latine Bilboe:

word of deniall in thy labras here; word of denial; froth,

and scum thou liest.

Slen.
[150]
By these gloues, then 'twas he.
Nym.

Be auis'd sir, and passe good humours: I will

say marry trap with you, if you runne the nut‑hooks hu­mor

on me, that is the very note of it.

Slen.

By this hat, then he in the red face had it: for

[155]

though I cannot remember what I did when you made

me drunke, yet I am not altogether an asse.

Fal. What say you Scarlet, and Iohn? Bar.

Why sir, (for my part) I say the Gentleman had

drunke himselfe out of his fiue sentences.

Eu.
[160]
It is his fiue sences: fie, what the ignorance is.
Bar.

And being fap, sir, was (as they say) casheerd: and

so conclusions past the Car‑eires.

Slen.

I, you spake in Latten then to: but 'tis no mat­ter;

Ile nere be drunk whilst I liue againe, but in honest,

[165]

ciuill, godly company for this tricke: if I be drunke, Ile

be drunke with those that haue the feare of God, and not

with drunken knaues.

Euan.

So got‑udge me, that is a vertuo us minde.

Fal.

You heare all these matters deni'd, Gentlemen;

[170]

you heare it.

M r.Page.

Nay daughter, carry the wine in, wee'll

drinke within.

Slen. Oh heauen: This is Mistresse Anne Page . M r.Page. How now Mistris Ford? Fal.
[175]

Mistris Ford, by my troth you are very wel met:

by your leaue good Mistris.

M r.Page.

Wife, bid these gentlemen welcome: come,

we haue a hot Venison pasty to dinner; Come gentle­

men, I hope we shall drinke downe all vnkindnesse.

Slen.
[180]

I had rather then forty shillings I had my booke

of Songs and Sonnets heere: How now Simple, where

haue you beene? I must wait on my selfe, must I? you

haue not the booke of Riddles about you, haue you?

Sim.

Booke of Riddles? why did you not lend it to

[185]

Alice Short‑cake vpon Alhallowmas last, a fortnight a­fore

Michaelmas.

Shal.

Come Coz, come Coz, we stay for you: a word

with you Coz: marry this, Coz: there is as 'twere a ten­

der, a kinde of tender, made a farre‑off by Sir Hugh here:

[190]

doe you vnderstand me?

Slen. I Sir, you shall finde me reasonable; if it be so, I shall doe that that is reason. Shal. Nay, but vnderstand me. Slen. So I doe Sir. Euan.
[195]

Giue eare to his motions; (M r. Slender) I will

description the matter to you, if you be capacity of it.

Slen.

Nay, I will doe as my Cozen Shallow saies: I

pray you pardon me, he's a Iustice of Peace in his Coun­trie,

simple though I stand here.

Euan.
[200]

But that is not the question: the question is

concerning your marriage.

Shal. I, there's the point Sir. Eu. Marry is it: the very point of it, to Mr. An Page . Slen.

Why if it be so; I will marry her vpon any rea­sonable

[205]

demands.

Eu.

But can you affection the 'o‑man, let vs command

to know that of your mouth, or of your lips: for diuers

Philosophers hold, that the lips is parcell of the mouth:

therfore precisely, can you carry your good wil to yͤ maid?

Sh.
[210]
Cosen Abraham Slender, can you loue her?
Slen.

I hope sir, I will do as it shall become one that

would doe reason.

Eu.

Nay, got's Lords, and his Ladies, you must speake

possitable, if you can carry‑her your desires towards her.

Shal.
[215]
That you must: Will you, (vpon good dowry) marry her?
Slen.

I will doe a greater thing then that, vpon your

request (Cosen) in any reason.

Shal.

Nay conceiue me, conceiue mee, (sweet Coz):

What I doe is to pleasure you (Coz:) can you loue the

[220]

maid?

Slen.

I will marry her (Sir) at your request; but if

there bee no great loue in the beginning, yet Heauen

may decrease it vpon better acquaintance, when wee

are married, and haue more occasion to know one ano­

[225]

ther: I hope vpon familiarity will grow more content:

but if you say mary‑her, I will mary‑her, that I am freely

dissolued, and dissolutely.

Eu.

It is a fery discretion‑answere; saue the fall is in

the 'ord, dissolutely: the ort is (according to our mea­

[230]

ning) resolutely: his meaning is good.

Sh. I: I thinke my Cosen meant well. Sl. I, or else I would I might be hang'd (la.) Sh.

Here comes faire Mistris Anne; would I were

yong for your sake, Mistris Anne.

An.
[235]

The dinner is on the Table, my Father desires

your worships company.

Sh. I will wait on him, (faire Mistris Anne.) Eu. Od's plessed‑wil: I wil not be absēceabsence at the grace. An. Wil't please your worship to come in, Sir? Sl.
[240]
No, I thank you forsooth, hartely; I am very well.
An. The dinner attends you, Sir. Sl.

I am not a‑hungry, I thanke you, forsooth: goe,

Sirha, for all you are my man, goe wait vpon my Cosen

Shallow: a Iustice of peace sometime may be beholding

[245]

to his friend, for a Man; I keepe but three Men, and a

Boy yet, till my Mother be dead: but what though, yet

I liue like a poore Gentleman borne.

An.

I may not goe in without your worship: they

will not sit till you come.

Sl.
[250]

I'faith, ile eate nothing: I thanke you as much as

though I did.

An. I pray you Sir walke in. Sl.

I had rather walke here (I thanke you) I bruiz'd

my shin th' other day, with playing at Sword and Dag­

[255]

ger with a Master of Fence (three veneys for a dish of

stew'd Prunes) and by my troth, I cannot abide the smell

of hot meate since. Why doe your dogs barke so? be

there Beares ith' Towne?

An. I thinke there are, Sir, I heard them talk'd of. Sl.
[260]

I loue the sport well, but I shall as soone quarrell

at it, as any man in England: you are afraid if you see the

Beare loose, are you not?

An. I indeede Sir. Sl.

That's meate and drinke to me now: I haue seene

[265]

Saskerson loose, twenty times, and haue taken him by the

Chaine: but (I warrant you) the women haue so cride

and shrekt at it, that it past: But women indeede, cannot

abide 'em, they are very ill‑fauour'd rough things.

Ma.Pa Come, gentle M. Slender, come; we stay for you. Sl.
[270]
Ile eate nothing, I thanke you Sir.
Ma.Pa By cocke and pie, you shall not choose, Sir: come, come. Sl. Nay, pray you lead the way. Ma.Pa. Come on, Sir. Sl. Mistris Anne: your selfe shall goe first. An.
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Not I Sir, pray you keepe on.
Sl. Truely I will not goe first: truly‑la: I will not doe you that wrong. An. I pray you Sir. Sl.

Ile rather be vnmannerly, then troublesome: you

doe your selfe wrong indeede‑la.

 

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      <lb n="28"/>iectures; but that is all one: if Sir<hi rend="italic">Iohn Falstaffe</hi>haue
      <lb n="29"/>committed disparagements vnto you, I am of the Church
      <lb n="30"/>and will be glad to do my beneuolence, to make attone­
      <lb n="31"/>ments and compremises betweene you.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <p n="32">The Councell shall heare it, it is a Riot.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euan.</speaker>
      <p n="33">It is not meet the Councell heare a Riot: there
      <lb n="34"/>is no feare of Got in a Riot: The Councell (looke you)
      <lb n="35"/>shall desire to heare the feare of Got, and not to heare a
      <lb n="36"/>Riot: take your viza‑ments in that.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <p n="37">Ha; o' my life, if I were yong againe, the sword
      <lb n="38"/>should end it.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euans.</speaker>
      <p n="39">It is petter that friends is the sword, and end
      <lb n="40"/>it: and there is also another deuice in my praine, which
      <lb n="41"/>peraduenture prings goot discretions with it. There is
      <lb n="42"/>
         <hi rend="italic">Anne Page</hi>, which is daughter to<hi rend="italic">Master Thomas Page</hi>,
      <lb n="43"/>which is pretty virginity.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="44">
         <hi rend="italic">Mistris Anne Page</hi>? she has browne haire, and
      <lb n="45"/>speakes small like a woman.</p>
   </sp>
   <cb n="2"/>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euans.</speaker>
      <p n="46">It is that ferry person for all the orld, as iust as
      <lb n="47"/>you will desire, and seuen hundred pounds of Moneyes,
      <lb n="48"/>and Gold, and Siluer, is her Grand‑sire vpon his deaths‑
      <lb n="49"/>bed, (Got deliuer to a ioyfull resurrections) giue, when
      <lb n="50"/>she is able to ouertake seuenteene yeeres old. It were a
      <lb n="51"/>goot motion, if we leaue our pribbles and prabbles, and
      <lb n="52"/>desire a marriage betweene Master<hi rend="italic">Abraham</hi>, and Mistris
      <lb n="53"/>
         <hi rend="italic">Anne Page</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="54">Did her Grand‑sire leaue her seauen hundred
      <lb n="55"/>pound?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euan.</speaker>
      <p n="56">I, and her father is make her a petter penny.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="57">I know the young Gentlewoman, she hasgood
      <lb n="58"/>gifts.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euan.</speaker>
      <p n="59">Seuen hundred pounds, and possibilities, is
      <lb n="60"/>goot gifts.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <p n="61">Wel, let vs see honest M<c rend="superscript">r</c>
         <hi rend="italic">Page</hi>: is<hi rend="italic">Falstaffe</hi>there?
      <lb n="62"/>
      </p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euan.</speaker>
      <p n="63">Shall I tell you a lye? I doe despise a lyer, as I
      <lb n="64"/>doe despise one that is false, or as I despise one that is not
      <lb n="65"/>true: the Knight Sir<hi rend="italic">Iohn</hi>is there, and I beseech you be
      <lb n="66"/>ruled by your well‑willers: I will peat the doore for M<c rend="superscript">r</c>.
      <lb n="67"/>
         <hi rend="italic">Page</hi>. What hoa? Got‑plesse your house here.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">M<c rend="superscript">r</c>. Page.</speaker>
      <l n="68">Who's there?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euan.</speaker>
      <p n="69">Here is go't's plessing and your friend, and Iu­
      <lb n="70"/>stice<hi rend="italic">Shallow</hi>, and heere yong Master<hi rend="italic">Slender</hi>: that perad­
      <lb n="71"/>uentures shall tell you another tale, if matters grow to
      <lb n="72"/>your likings.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">M<c rend="superscript">r</c>. Page.</speaker>
      <p n="73">I am glad to see your Worships well: I
      <lb n="74"/>thanke you for my Venison Master<hi rend="italic">Shallow</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <p n="75">Master<hi rend="italic">Page</hi>, I am glad to see you: much good
      <lb n="76"/>doe it your good heart: I wish'd your Venison better, it
      <lb n="77"/>was ill killd: how doth good Mistresse<hi rend="italic">Page</hi>? and I thank
      <lb n="78"/>you alwaies with my heart, la: with my heart.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">M.Page.</speaker>
      <l n="79">Sir, I thanke you.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <l n="80">Sir, I thanke you: by yea, and no I doe.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">M.Pa.</speaker>
      <l n="81">I am glad to see you, good Master<hi rend="italic">Slender</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="82">How do's your fallow Greyhound, Sir, I heard
      <lb n="83"/>say he was out‑run on<hi rend="italic">Cotsall</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">M.Pa.</speaker>
      <l n="84">It could not be iudg'd, Sir.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <l n="85">You'll not confesse: you'll not confesse.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <p n="86">That he will not, 'tis your fault, 'tis your fault:
      <lb n="87"/>'tis a good dogge.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">M.Pa.</speaker>
      <l n="88">A Cur, Sir.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <p n="89">Sir: hee's a good dog, and a faire dog, can there
      <lb n="90"/>be more said? he is good, and faire. Is Sir<hi rend="italic">Iohn Falstaffe</hi>
         
      <lb n="91"/>heere?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">M.Pa.</speaker>
      <p n="92">Sir, hee is within: and I would I could doe a
      <lb n="93"/>good office betweene you.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euan.</speaker>
      <l n="94">It is spoke as a Christians ought to speake.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <l n="95">He hath wrong'd me (Master<hi rend="italic">Page</hi>.)</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">M.Pa.</speaker>
      <l n="96">Sir, he doth in some sort confesse it.</l>
   </sp>
   <pb facs="FFimg:axc0060-0.jpg" n="40"/>
   <cb n="1"/>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <p n="97">If it be confessed, it is not redressed; is not that
      <lb n="98"/>so (M.<hi rend="italic">Page</hi>?) he hath wrong'd me, indeed he hath, at a
      <lb n="99"/>word he hath: beleeue me,<hi rend="italic">Robert Shallow</hi>Esquire, saith
      <lb n="100"/>he is wronged.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ma.Pa</speaker>
      <l n="101">Here comes Sir<hi rend="italic">Iohn</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <p n="102">Now, Master<hi rend="italic">Shallow</hi>, you'll complaine of me to
      <lb n="103"/>the King?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <p n="104">Knight, you haue beaten my men, kill'd my
      <lb n="105"/>deere, and broke open my Lodge.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <l n="106">But not kiss'd your Keepers daughter?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <l n="107">Tut, a pin: this shall be answer'd.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <l n="108">I will answere it strait, I haue done all this:</l>
      <l n="109">That is now answer'd.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <l n="110">The Councell shall know this.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <p n="111">'Twere better for you if it were known in coun­cell:
      <lb n="112"/>you'll be laugh'd at.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Eu.</speaker>
      <l n="113">
         <hi rend="italic">Pauca verba</hi>; (Sir<hi rend="italic">Iohn</hi>) good worts.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <p n="114">Good worts? good Cabidge;<hi rend="italic">Slender</hi>, I broke
      <lb n="115"/>your head: what matter haue you against me?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="116">Marry sir, I haue matter in my head against you,
      <lb n="117"/>and against your cony‑catching Rascalls,<hi rend="italic">Bardolf</hi>,<hi rend="italic">Nym</hi>,
      <lb n="118"/>and<hi rend="italic">Pistoll</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-bar">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bar.</speaker>
      <l n="119">You Banbery Cheese.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <l n="120">I, it is no matter.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-pis">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pist.</speaker>
      <l n="121">How now,<hi rend="italic">Mephostophilus</hi>?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <l n="122">I, it is no matter.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-nym">
      <speaker rend="italic">Nym.</speaker>
      <l n="123">Slice, I say;<hi rend="italic">pauca, pauca</hi>: Slice, that's my humor.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="124">Where's<hi rend="italic">Simple</hi>my man? can you tell, Cosen?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Eua.</speaker>
      <p n="125">Peace, I pray you: now let vs vnderstand: there
      <lb n="126"/>is three Vmpires in this matter, as I vnderstand; that is,
      <lb n="127"/>Master<hi rend="italic">Page</hi>(fidelicet Master<hi rend="italic">Page</hi>,) &amp; there is my selfe,
      <lb n="128"/>(fidelicet my selfe) and the three party is (lastly, and fi­nally)
      <lb n="129"/>mine Host of the Gater.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ma.Pa</speaker>
      <l n="130">We three to hear it, &amp; end it between them.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euan.</speaker>
      <p n="131">Ferry goo't, I will make a priefe of it in my
      <lb n="132"/>note‑booke, and we wil afterwards orke vpon the cause,
      <lb n="133"/>with as great discreetly as we can.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <l n="134">
         <hi rend="italic">Pistoll</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-pis">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pist.</speaker>
      <l n="135">He heares with eares.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euan.</speaker>
      <p n="136">The Teuill and his Tam: what phrase is this?
      <lb n="137"/>he heares with eare? why, it is affectations.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <l n="138">
         <hi rend="italic">Pistoll</hi>, did you picke M.<hi rend="italic">Slenders</hi>purse?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="139">I, by these gloues did hee, or I would I might
      <lb n="140"/>neuer come in mine owne great chamber againe else, of
      <lb n="141"/>seauen groates in mill‑sixpences, and two<hi rend="italic">Edward</hi>Sho­uelboords,
      <lb n="142"/>that cost me two shilling and two pence a
      <lb n="143"/>peece of<hi rend="italic">Yead Miller</hi>: by these gloues.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <l n="144">Is this true,<hi rend="italic">Pistoll</hi>?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euan.</speaker>
      <l n="145">No, it is false, if it is a picke‑purse.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-pis">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pist.</speaker>
      <p n="146">Ha, thou mountaine Forreyner: Sir<hi rend="italic">Iohn</hi>, and
      <lb n="147"/>Master mine, I combat challenge of this Latine Bilboe:
      <lb n="148"/>word of deniall in thy<hi rend="italic">labras</hi>here; word of denial; froth,
      <lb n="149"/>and scum thou liest.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <l n="150">By these gloues, then 'twas he.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-nym">
      <speaker rend="italic">Nym.</speaker>
      <p n="151">Be auis'd sir, and passe good humours: I will
      <lb n="152"/>say marry trap with you, if you runne the nut‑hooks hu­mor
      <lb n="153"/>on me, that is the very note of it.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="154">By this hat, then he in the red face had it: for
      <lb n="155"/>though I cannot remember what I did when you made
      <lb n="156"/>me drunke, yet I am not altogether an asse.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <l n="157">What say you<hi rend="italic">Scarlet</hi>, and<hi rend="italic">Iohn</hi>?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-bar">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bar.</speaker>
      <p n="158">Why sir, (for my part) I say the Gentleman had
      <lb n="159"/>drunke himselfe out of his fiue sentences.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Eu.</speaker>
      <l n="160">It is his fiue sences: fie, what the ignorance is.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-bar">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bar.</speaker>
      <p n="161">And being fap, sir, was (as they say) casheerd: and
      <lb n="162"/>so conclusions past the Car‑eires.</p>
   </sp>
   <cb n="2"/>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="163">I, you spake in Latten then to: but 'tis no mat­ter;
      <lb n="164"/>Ile nere be drunk whilst I liue againe, but in honest,
      <lb n="165"/>ciuill, godly company for this tricke: if I be drunke, Ile
      <lb n="166"/>be drunke with those that haue the feare of God, and not
      <lb n="167"/>with drunken knaues.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euan.</speaker>
      <p n="168">So got‑udge me, that is a vertuo<c rend="inverted">u</c>s minde.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <p n="169">You heare all these matters deni'd, Gentlemen;
      <lb n="170"/>you heare it.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">M<c rend="superscript">r</c>.Page.</speaker>
      <p n="171">Nay daughter, carry the wine in, wee'll
      <lb n="172"/>drinke within.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <l n="173">Oh heauen: This is Mistresse<hi rend="italic">Anne Page</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">M<c rend="superscript">r</c>.Page.</speaker>
      <l n="174">How now Mistris<hi rend="italic">Ford</hi>?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <p n="175">
         <hi rend="italic">Mistris Ford</hi>, by my troth you are very wel met:
      <lb n="176"/>by your leaue good Mistris.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">M<c rend="superscript">r</c>.Page.</speaker>
      <p n="177">Wife, bid these gentlemen welcome: come,
      <lb n="178"/>we haue a hot Venison pasty to dinner; Come gentle­
      <lb n="179"/>men, I hope we shall drinke downe all vnkindnesse.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="180">I had rather then forty shillings I had my booke
      <lb n="181"/>of Songs and Sonnets heere: How now<hi rend="italic">Simple</hi>, where
      <lb n="182"/>haue you beene? I must wait on my selfe, must I? you
      <lb n="183"/>haue not the booke of Riddles about you, haue you?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sim">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sim.</speaker>
      <p n="184">Booke of Riddles? why did you not lend it to
      <lb n="185"/>
         <hi rend="italic">Alice Short‑cake</hi>vpon Alhallowmas last, a fortnight a­fore
      <lb n="186"/>Michaelmas.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <p n="187">Come Coz, come Coz, we stay for you: a word
      <lb n="188"/>with you Coz: marry this, Coz: there is as 'twere a ten­
      <lb n="189"/>der, a kinde of tender, made a farre‑off by Sir<hi rend="italic">Hugh</hi>here:
      <lb n="190"/>doe you vnderstand me?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <l n="191">I Sir, you shall finde me reasonable; if it be so,</l>
      <l n="192">I shall doe that that is reason.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <l n="193">Nay, but vnderstand me.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <l n="194">So I doe Sir.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euan.</speaker>
      <p n="195">Giue eare to his motions; (M<c rend="superscript">r</c>.<hi rend="italic">Slender</hi>) I will
      <lb n="196"/>description the matter to you, if you be capacity of it.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="197">Nay, I will doe as my Cozen<hi rend="italic">Shallow</hi>saies: I
      <lb n="198"/>pray you pardon me, he's a Iustice of Peace in his Coun­trie,
      <lb n="199"/>simple though I stand here.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Euan.</speaker>
      <p n="200">But that is not the question: the question is
      <lb n="201"/>concerning your marriage.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <l n="202">I, there's the point Sir.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Eu.</speaker>
      <l n="203">Marry is it: the very point of it, to Mr.<hi rend="italic">An Page</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="204">Why if it be so; I will marry her vpon any rea­sonable
      <lb n="205"/>demands.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Eu.</speaker>
      <p n="206">But can you affection the 'o‑man, let vs command
      <lb n="207"/>to know that of your mouth, or of your lips: for diuers
      <lb n="208"/>Philosophers hold, that the lips is parcell of the mouth:
      <lb n="209"/>therfore precisely,<choice>
            <abbr>cā</abbr>
            <expan>can</expan>
         </choice>you carry your good wil to yͤ maid?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sh.</speaker>
      <l n="210">Cosen<hi rend="italic">Abraham Slender</hi>, can you loue her?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="211">I hope sir, I will do as it shall become one that
      <lb n="212"/>would doe reason.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Eu.</speaker>
      <p n="213">Nay, got's Lords, and his Ladies, you must speake
      <lb n="214"/>possitable, if you can carry‑her your desires towards her.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <l n="215">That you must:
      <lb/>Will you, (vpon good dowry) marry her?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="216">I will doe a greater thing then that, vpon your
      <lb n="217"/>request (Cosen) in any reason.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Shal.</speaker>
      <p n="218">Nay conceiue me, conceiue mee, (sweet Coz):
      <lb n="219"/>What I doe is to pleasure you (Coz:) can you loue the
      <lb n="220"/>maid?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Slen.</speaker>
      <p n="221">I will marry her (Sir) at your request; but if
      <lb n="222"/>there bee no great loue in the beginning, yet Heauen
      <lb n="223"/>may decrease it vpon better acquaintance, when wee
      <lb n="224"/>are married, and haue more occasion to know one ano­
      <lb n="225"/>ther: I hope vpon familiarity will grow more content:
      <lb n="226"/>but if you say mary‑her, I will mary‑her, that I am freely
      <lb n="227"/>dissolued, and dissolutely.</p>
   </sp>
   <pb facs="FFimg:axc0061-0.jpg" n="41"/>
   <cb n="1"/>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Eu.</speaker>
      <p n="228">It is a fery discretion‑answere; saue the fall is in
      <lb n="229"/>the 'ord, dissolutely: the ort is (according to our mea­
      <lb n="230"/>ning) resolutely: his meaning is good.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sh.</speaker>
      <l n="231">I: I thinke my Cosen meant well.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sl.</speaker>
      <l n="232">I, or else I would I might be hang'd (la.)</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sh.</speaker>
      <p n="233">Here comes faire Mistris<hi rend="italic">Anne</hi>; would<gap extent="1"
              unit="chars"
              reason="nonstandardCharacter"
              agent="inkedSpacemarker"
              resp="#JS"/>I were
      <lb n="234"/>yong for your sake, Mistris<hi rend="italic">Anne</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-ann">
      <speaker rend="italic">An.</speaker>
      <p n="235">The dinner is on the Table, my Father desires
      <lb n="236"/>your worships company.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sha">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sh.</speaker>
      <l n="237">I will wait on him, (faire Mistris<hi rend="italic">Anne</hi>.)</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-eva">
      <speaker rend="italic">Eu.</speaker>
      <l n="238">Od's plessed‑wil: I wil not be<choice>
            <abbr>absēce</abbr>
            <expan>absence</expan>
         </choice>at the grace.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-ann">
      <speaker rend="italic">An.</speaker>
      <l n="239">Wil't please your worship to come in, Sir?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sl.</speaker>
      <l n="240">No, I thank you forsooth, hartely; I am very well.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-ann">
      <speaker rend="italic">An.</speaker>
      <l n="241">The dinner attends you, Sir.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sl.</speaker>
      <p n="242">I am not a‑hungry, I thanke you, forsooth: goe,
      <lb n="243"/>Sirha, for all you are my man, goe wait vpon my Cosen
      <lb n="244"/>
         <hi rend="italic">Shallow</hi>: a Iustice of peace sometime may be beholding
      <lb n="245"/>to his friend, for a Man; I keepe but three Men, and a
      <lb n="246"/>Boy yet, till my Mother be dead: but what though, yet
      <lb n="247"/>I liue like a poore Gentleman borne.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-ann">
      <speaker rend="italic">An.</speaker>
      <p n="248">I may not goe in without your worship: they
      <lb n="249"/>will not sit till you come.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sl.</speaker>
      <p n="250">I'faith, ile eate nothing: I thanke you as much as
      <lb n="251"/>though I did.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-ann">
      <speaker rend="italic">An.</speaker>
      <l n="252">I pray you Sir walke in.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sl.</speaker>
      <p n="253">I had rather walke here (I thanke you) I bruiz'd
      <lb n="254"/>my shin th' other day, with playing at Sword and Dag­
      <lb n="255"/>ger with a Master of Fence (three veneys for a dish of
      <lb n="256"/>stew'd Prunes) and by my troth, I cannot abide the smell
      <lb n="257"/>of hot meate since. Why doe your dogs barke so? be
      <lb n="258"/>there Beares ith' Towne?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-ann">
      <speaker rend="italic">An.</speaker>
      <l n="259">I thinke there are, Sir, I heard them talk'd of.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sl.</speaker>
      <p n="260">I loue the sport well, but I shall as soone quarrell
      <lb n="261"/>at it, as any man in<hi rend="italic">England</hi>: you are afraid if you see the
      <lb n="262"/>Beare loose, are you not?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-ann">
      <speaker rend="italic">An.</speaker>
      <l n="263">I indeede Sir.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sl.</speaker>
      <p n="264">That's meate and drinke to me now: I haue seene
      <lb n="265"/>
         <hi rend="italic">Saskerson</hi>loose, twenty times, and haue taken him by the
      <lb n="266"/>Chaine: but (I warrant you) the women haue so cride
      <lb n="267"/>and shrekt at it, that it past: But women indeede, cannot
      <lb n="268"/>abide 'em, they are very ill‑fauour'd rough things.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ma.Pa</speaker>
      <l n="269">Come, gentle M.<hi rend="italic">Slender</hi>, come; we stay for you.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sl.</speaker>
      <l n="270">Ile eate nothing, I thanke you Sir.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ma.Pa</speaker>
      <l n="271">By cocke and pie, you shall not choose, Sir:
      <lb/>come, come.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sl.</speaker>
      <l n="272">Nay, pray you lead the way.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mpa">
      <speaker rend="italic">Ma.Pa.</speaker>
      <l n="273">Come on, Sir.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sl.</speaker>
      <l n="274">Mistris<hi rend="italic">Anne</hi>: your selfe shall goe first.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-ann">
      <speaker rend="italic">An.</speaker>
      <l n="275">Not I Sir, pray you keepe on.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sl.</speaker>
      <l n="276">Truely I will not goe first: truly‑la: I will not
      <lb/>doe you that wrong.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-ann">
      <speaker rend="italic">An.</speaker>
      <l n="277">I pray you Sir.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-sle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sl.</speaker>
      <p n="278">Ile rather be vnmannerly, then troublesome: you
      <lb n="279"/>doe your selfe wrong indeede‑la.</p>
   </sp>
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