[Act 1, Scene 4]
Enter Mistris Quickly,
Simple, Iohn Rugby, Doctor,
Iohn Rugby, I pray thee goe to the
ment, and see if you can see my Master,
comming: if he doe (I'faith) and finde any body
in the house; here will be an old abusing of Gods
ence, and the Kings English.
Ile goe watch.
Goe, and we'll haue a posset for't soone at night,
(in faith) at the latter end of a
Sea‑cole‑fire: An honest,
willing, kinde fellow, as euer seruant shall come in house
withall: and I warrant you, no tel‑tale, nor no
bate: his worst fault is, that he is
giuen to prayer; hee is
something peeuish that way: but no
body but has his
fault: but let that passe.
Peter Simple, you say your
I: for fault of a better.
Do's he not weare a great round Beard, like a
No forsooth: he hath but a little weeߛface;
little yellow Beard: a Caine colourd Beard.
A softly‑sprighted man, is he not?
I forsooth: but he is as tall a man of his hands, as
betweene this and his head: he hath fought with
How say you: oh, I should remember him: do's
hold vp his head (as it were?) and strut in his gate?
Yes indeede do's he.
Well, heauen send
Anne Page, no worse
Tell Master Parson
Euans, I will doe
what I can for your
Anne is a good girle, and I
Out alas: here comes my Master.
We shall all be shent: Run in here, good young
into this Closset: he will not stay long: what
Iohn I say? goe
Iohn, goe en
quire for my Master, I
doubt he be not well, that hee
comes not home: (
and downe, downe, adowne'a.
Vat is you sing? I doe not like des‑toyes: pray
goe and vetch me in my Closset, vnboyteene verd;
a Box, a
greene‑a‑Box: do intend vat I speake? a
I forsooth ile fetch it you:
I am glad hee went not in himselfe: if he had found the
yong man he would haue bin horne‑mad.
Fe, fe, fe, fe, mai foy, il fait for ehando, Ie
man voi a le
Court la grand affaires.
Is it this Sir?
Ouy mette le au mon pocket, de‑peech
Vere is dat knaue
Iohn Rugby, Iohn?
Iohn Rugby, and you are
Come, take‑a‑your Rapier, and come after my heele
'Tis ready Sir, here in the Porch.
By my trot: I tarry too long: od's‑me:
que ay ie
: dere is some Simples in my Closset, dat I vill not
for the varld I shall leaue behinde.
Ay‑me, he'll finde the yong man there, & be
Diable, Diable: vat is in my
Good Master be content.
Wherefore shall I be content‑a?
The yong man is an honest man.
What shall de honest man do in my Closset: dere
honest man dat shall come in my Closset.
I beseech you be not so flegmaticke: heare the
of it. He came of an errand to mee, from Parson
I forsooth: to desire her to—
Peace, I pray you.
Peace‑a‑your tongue: speake‑a‑your
To desire this honest Gentlewoman (your Maid)
speake a good word to Mistris
, for my Ma
ster in the way of
This is all indeed‑la: but ile nere put my finger
in the fire, and neede not.
Hugh send‑a you?
paper: tarry you a
I am glad he is so quiet: if he had bin through
moued, you should haue heard him so loud, and so
lancholly: but notwithstanding man, Ile
doe yoe your
Master what good I can: and the very
yea, & the no is, yͤ
French Doctor my
Master, (I may call him my Master,
for I keepe his house; and I wash, ring, brew,
scowre, dresse meat and drinke, make the beds, and
'Tis a great charge to come vnder one bodies
Are you a‑uis'd o'that? you shall finde it a
charge: and to be vp early, and down late: but
standing, (to tell you in your eare,
I wold haue no words
of it) my Master himselfe is in
loue with Mistris
but notwithstanding that I know
neither heere nor there.
You, Iack'Nape: giue‑'a this Letter to
Hugh, by gar it is a shallenge: I will cut
his troat in de
Parke, and I will teach a scuruy Iack‑a‑nape Priest to
meddle, or make: — you may be gon: it is not good
tarry here: by gar I will cut all his two stones: by
gar, he shall not haue a stone to throw at his
Alas: he speakes but for his friend.
It is no matter 'a ver dat: do not you tell‑a‑me
dat I shall haue
Anne Page for my
selfe? by gar, I vill
kill de Iack‑Priest:
and I haue appointed mine Host of
de Iarteer to
measure our weapon: by gar, I wil my selfe
Sir, the maid loues you, and all shall bee well:
We must giue folkes leaue to prate: what the
Rugby, come to the Court with me: by gar,
I haue not
Anne Page, I shall turne your
head out of my
dore: follow my heeles,
You shall haue
An‑fooles head of
No, I know
Ans mind for
that: neuer a woman in
knowes more of
Ans minde then I doe, nor can doe
more then I doe
with her, I thanke heauen.
Who's with in there, hoa?
Who's there, I troa? Come neere the house I
How now (good woman) how dost thou?
The better that it pleases your good Worship
What newes? how do's pretty Mistris
In truth Sir, and shee is pretty, and honest, and
gentle, and one that is your friend, I can tell you that
the way, I praise heauen for it.
Shall I doe any good thinkst thou? shall I not
Troth Sir, all is in his hands aboue: but
Fenton) Ile be
sworne on a booke
shee loues you: haue not your Worship a
Yes marry haue I, what of that?
Wel, thereby hangs a tale: good faith, it is such
Nan; (but (I detest) an honest maid as euer
bread: wee had an howres talke of that wart; I
laugh but in that maids company: but (in
is giuen too much to Allicholy and musing:
but for you—
well— goe too⸺
Well: I shall see her to day: hold, there's mo
for thee: Let mee haue thy voice in my behalfe: if
thou seest her before me, commend me.⸺
Will I? I faith that wee will: And I will tell
more of the Wart, the next time we haue
and of other wooers.
Well, fare‑well, I am in great haste now.
Fare‑well to your Worship: truely an honest
Anne loues hiim not: for I
minde as well as another
do's: out vpon't: what haue I