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Shal. Knight, you have beaten my men, killed my
deer, and broke open my lodge.
That is now answered.
counsel : you'll be laughed at.
your head : what matter have you against me? Slen. Marry, sir, I have matter in my head against
you; and against your cony-catching rascals,
Bardolph, Nym, and Pistol.
130 Nym. Slice, I say! pauca, pauca: slice! that's my
There is three umpires in this matter, as I
mine host of the Garter. Page. We three, to hear it and end it between them. 140 Evans. Fery goot: I will make a prief of it in my
note-book; and we will afterwards ork upon
Fal. Pistol !
• He hears with ear'? why, it is affectations.
never come in mine own great chamber again 150
Word of denial : froth and scum, thou liest !
for though I cannot remember what I did when
drunk himself out of his five sentences. Evans. It is his five senses : fie, what the ignorance
Bard. And being fap, sir, was, as they say, cashiered;
and so conclusions passed the careires.
matter : I'll ne'er be drunk whilst I live again,
you hear it.
Enter Anne Page, with wine; Mistress Ford and Mistress
Page, following Page. Nay, daughter, carry the wine in; we'll drink within.
[Exit Anne Page. Slen. O heaven! this is Mistress Anne Page. Page. How now, Mistress Ford !
190 Fal. Mistress Ford, by my troth, you are very well
met : by your leave, good mistress. [Kisses her. Page. Wife, bid these gentlemen welcome. Come,
we have a hot venison pasty to dinner : come,
kindness. [Exeunt all except Shal., Slen., and Evans. Slen. I had rather than forty shillings I had my Book
of Songs and Sonnets here.
Book of Riddles about you, have you?
Alice Shortcake upon All-hallowmas last, a fort
night afore Michaelmas ?
word with you, coz; marry, this, coz : there is,
Slen. Ay, sir, you shall find me reasonable; if it be so, 210
I shall do that that is reason.
will description the matter to you, if you be
capacity of it. Slen. Nay, I will do as my cousin Shallow says: I pray
you, pardon me; he's a justice of peace in his
country, simple though I stand here. Evans. But that is not the question: the question is 220
concerning your marriage.
command to know that of your mouth or of your
you carry your good will to the maid ?
would do reason.
Evans. Nay, Got's lords and his ladies ! you must
speak possitable, if you can carry her your de
sires towards her. Shal. That you must.
Will you, upon good dowry,
Slen. I will do a greater thing than that, upon your 240
request, cousin, in any reason. Shal. Nay, conceive me, conceive me, sweet coz: what I do is to pleasure you, coz.
Can you love the maid ? Slen. I will marry her, sir, at your request : but if
there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another; I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt: but if you say "Marry 250 her,'I will marry her; that I am freely dissolved,
in the ort dissolutely’: the ort is, according
Re-enter Anne Page.
your worships' company.