The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

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Excerpt: ... Ay, forsooth; I have spoke with her, and we 5 have a nay-word how to know one another: I come to her 242 in white, and cry, 'mum;' she cries 'budget;' and by that we know one another. Shal. That's good too: but what needs either your 'mum' or her 'budget?' the white will decipher her well 10 enough. It hath struck ten o'clock. Page. The night is dark; light and spirits will become it well. Heaven prosper our sport! No man means evil but the devil, and we shall know him by his horns. Let's away; follow me. Exeunt. V. 3 Scene III. A street leading to the Park. Enter Mistress Page, Mistress Ford, and Doctor Caius . Mrs Page. Master doctor, my daughter is in green: when you see your time, take her by the hand, away with her to the deanery, and dispatch it quickly. Go before into the Park: we two must go together. 5 Caius. I know vat I have to do. Adieu. Mrs Page. Fare you well, sir. Exit Caius. My husband will not rejoice so much at the abuse of Falstaff as he will chafe at the doctor's marrying my daughter: but 'tis no matter; better a little chiding than a great deal of 10 heart-break. Mrs Ford. Where is Nan now and her troop of fairies, and the Welsh devil Hugh ? Mrs Page. They are all couched in a pit hard by Herne's oak, with obscured lights; which, at the very instant 15 of Falstaff's and our meeting, they will at once display to the night. Mrs Ford. That cannot choose but amaze him. Mrs Page. If he be not amazed, he will be mocked; if he be amazed, he will every way be mocked. 20 Mrs Ford. We'll betray him finely. 243 Mrs Page. Against such lewdsters and their lechery Those that betray them do no treachery. Mrs Ford. The hour draws on. To the oak, to the oak! Exeunt. V. 4 Scene IV. Windsor Park. Enter Sir Hugh Evans disguised, with others as Fairies. Evans. Trib, trib, fairies; come; and remember your parts: be pold, I pray you; follow me into the pit; and when I give the watch-'ords, do as I pid you: come, ...
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236715055
  • 9781236715050