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      <article class="book" id="R.1">
         <header class="book-titlepage">
            <h1>The Merry Wives of Windsor</h1>
         </header>
         <div class="lists-of-titles">
            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Windsor. Before PAGE's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  The same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in DOCTOR CAIUS' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  Before PAGE'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  A field near Windsor.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  A field near Frogmore.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in FORD'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in PAGE'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in FORD'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in FORD'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI.  Another room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II.  Windsor Park.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE III.  A street leading to the Park.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.5">4. SCENE IV.  Windsor Park.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.6">5. SCENE V.  Another part of the Park.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
               </ul>
            </div>
         </div>
         <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
            <header class="preface-titlepage">
               <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
            </header>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">SIR JOHN FALSTAFF</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">FENTON, a gentleman.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">SHALLOW, a country justice.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">SLENDER, cousin to Shallow.</span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">FORD</span>
                        <span class="personname">PAGE</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">two gentlemen dwelling at Windsor.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">WILLIAM PAGE, a boy, son to Page.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">SIR HUGH EVANS, a Welsh parson.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">DOCTOR CAIUS, a French physician.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Host of the Garter Inn. </span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">BARDOLPH</span>
                        <span class="personname">PISTOL</span>
                        <span class="personname">NYM</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">sharpers attending on Falstaff.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">ROBIN, page to Falstaff.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">SIMPLE, servant to Slender.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">RUGBY, servant to Doctor Caius.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">MISTRESS FORD</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">MISTRESS PAGE</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">ANNE PAGE, her daughter.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">MISTRESS QUICKLY, servant to Doctor Caius.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Servants to Page, Ford, &c.</span>
            </p>
            <p>SCENE  Windsor, and the neighbourhood.</p>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Windsor. Before PAGE's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  The same.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in DOCTOR CAIUS' house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Windsor. Before PAGE's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SHALLOW, SLENDER, and SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir Hugh, persuade me not; I will make a Star-</div>
                     <div class="line">chamber matter of it: if he were twenty Sir John</div>
                     <div class="line">Falstaffs, he shall not abuse Robert Shallow, esquire.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">In the county of Gloucester, justice of peace and</div>
                     <div class="line">'Coram.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, cousin Slender, and 'Custalourum.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and 'Rato-lorum' too; and a gentleman born,</div>
                     <div class="line">master parson; who writes himself 'Armigero,' in any</div>
                     <div class="line">bill, warrant, quittance, or obligation, 'Armigero.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, that I do; and have done any time these three</div>
                     <div class="line">hundred years.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">All his successors gone before him hath done't; and</div>
                     <div class="line">all his ancestors that come after him may: they may</div>
                     <div class="line">give the dozen white luces in their coat.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">It is an old coat.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">The dozen white louses do become an old coat well;</div>
                     <div class="line">it agrees well, passant; it is a familiar beast to</div>
                     <div class="line">man, and signifies love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">The luce is the fresh fish; the salt fish is an old coat.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I may quarter, coz.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">You may, by marrying.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is marring indeed, if he quarter it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Not a whit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, py'r lady; if he has a quarter of your coat,</div>
                     <div class="line">there is but three skirts for yourself, in my</div>
                     <div class="line">simple conjectures: but that is all one. If Sir</div>
                     <div class="line">John Falstaff have committed disparagements unto</div>
                     <div class="line">you, I am of the church, and will be glad to do my</div>
                     <div class="line">benevolence to make atonements and compremises</div>
                     <div class="line">between you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">The council shall bear it; it is a riot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is not meet the council hear a riot; there is no</div>
                     <div class="line">fear of Got in a riot: the council, look you, shall</div>
                     <div class="line">desire to hear the fear of Got, and not to hear a</div>
                     <div class="line">riot; take your vizaments in that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha! o' my life, if I were young again, the sword</div>
                     <div class="line">should end it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is petter that friends is the sword, and end it:</div>
                     <div class="line">and there is also another device in my prain, which</div>
                     <div class="line">peradventure prings goot discretions with it: there</div>
                     <div class="line">is Anne Page, which is daughter to Master Thomas</div>
                     <div class="line">Page, which is pretty virginity.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Anne Page? She has brown hair, and speaks</div>
                     <div class="line">small like a woman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is that fery person for all the orld, as just as</div>
                     <div class="line">you will desire; and seven hundred pounds of moneys,</div>
                     <div class="line">and gold and silver, is her grandsire upon his</div>
                     <div class="line">death's-bed--Got deliver to a joyful resurrections!</div>
                     <div class="line">--give, when she is able to overtake seventeen years</div>
                     <div class="line">old: it were a goot motion if we leave our pribbles</div>
                     <div class="line">and prabbles, and desire a marriage between Master</div>
                     <div class="line">Abraham and Mistress Anne Page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Did her grandsire leave her seven hundred pound?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and her father is make her a petter penny.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I know the young gentlewoman; she has good gifts.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Seven hundred pounds and possibilities is goot gifts.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, let us see honest Master Page. Is Falstaff there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I tell you a lie? I do despise a liar as I do</div>
                     <div class="line">despise one that is false, or as I despise one that</div>
                     <div class="line">is not true. The knight, Sir John, is there; and, I</div>
                     <div class="line">beseech you, be ruled by your well-willers. I will</div>
                     <div class="line">peat the door for Master Page.</div>
                     <p>Knocks</p>
                     <div class="line">What, hoa! Got pless your house here!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  Who's there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PAGE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is Got's plessing, and your friend, and Justice</div>
                     <div class="line">Shallow; and here young Master Slender, that</div>
                     <div class="line">peradventures shall tell you another tale, if</div>
                     <div class="line">matters grow to your likings.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I am glad to see your worships well.</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank you for my venison, Master Shallow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Page, I am glad to see you: much good do it</div>
                     <div class="line">your good heart! I wished your venison better; it</div>
                     <div class="line">was ill killed. How doth good Mistress Page?--and I</div>
                     <div class="line">thank you always with my heart, la! with my heart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I thank you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I thank you; by yea and no, I do.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I am glad to see you, good Master Slender.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">How does your fallow greyhound, sir? I heard say he</div>
                     <div class="line">was outrun on Cotsall.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">It could not be judged, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">You'll not confess, you'll not confess.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">That he will not. 'Tis your fault, 'tis your fault;</div>
                     <div class="line">'tis a good dog.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">A cur, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, he's a good dog, and a fair dog: can there be</div>
                     <div class="line">more said? he is good and fair. Is Sir John</div>
                     <div class="line">Falstaff here?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, he is within; and I would I could do a good</div>
                     <div class="line">office between you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is spoke as a Christians ought to speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath wronged me, Master Page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, he doth in some sort confess it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">If it be confessed, it is not redress'd: is not that</div>
                     <div class="line">so, Master Page? He hath wronged me; indeed he</div>
                     <div class="line">hath, at a word, he hath, believe me: Robert</div>
                     <div class="line">Shallow, esquire, saith, he is wronged.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Here comes Sir John.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FALSTAFF, BARDOLPH, NYM, and PISTOL</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, Master Shallow, you'll complain of me to the king?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Knight, you have beaten my men, killed my deer, and</div>
                     <div class="line">broke open my lodge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">But not kissed your keeper's daughter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Tut, a pin! this shall be answered.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I will answer it straight; I have done all this.</div>
                     <div class="line">That is now answered.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">The council shall know this.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twere better for you if it were known in counsel:</div>
                     <div class="line">you'll be laughed at.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pauca verba, Sir John; goot worts.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Good worts! good cabbage. Slender, I broke your</div>
                     <div class="line">head: what matter have you against me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, sir, I have matter in my head against you;</div>
                     <div class="line">and against your cony-catching rascals, Bardolph,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nym, and Pistol.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">You Banbury cheese!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, it is no matter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, Mephostophilus!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, it is no matter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                     <div class="line">Slice, I say! pauca, pauca: slice! that's my humour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Where's Simple, my man? Can you tell, cousin?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace, I pray you. Now let us understand. There is</div>
                     <div class="line">three umpires in this matter, as I understand; that</div>
                     <div class="line">is, Master Page, fidelicet Master Page; and there is</div>
                     <div class="line">myself, fidelicet myself; and the three party is,</div>
                     <div class="line">lastly and finally, mine host of the Garter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">We three, to hear it and end it between them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Fery goot: I will make a prief of it in my note-</div>
                     <div class="line">book; and we will afterwards ork upon the cause with</div>
                     <div class="line">as great discreetly as we can.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Pistol!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">He hears with ears.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">The tevil and his tam! what phrase is this, 'He</div>
                     <div class="line">hears with ear'? why, it is affectations.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Pistol, did you pick Master Slender's purse?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, by these gloves, did he, or I would I might</div>
                     <div class="line">never come in mine own great chamber again else, of</div>
                     <div class="line">seven groats in mill-sixpences, and two Edward</div>
                     <div class="line">shovel-boards, that cost me two shilling and two</div>
                     <div class="line">pence apiece of Yead Miller, by these gloves.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Is this true, Pistol?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">No; it is false, if it is a pick-purse.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha, thou mountain-foreigner! Sir John and Master mine,</div>
                     <div class="line">I combat challenge of this latten bilbo.</div>
                     <div class="line">Word of denial in thy labras here!</div>
                     <div class="line">Word of denial: froth and scum, thou liest!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">By these gloves, then, 'twas he.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                     <div class="line">Be avised, sir, and pass good humours: I will say</div>
                     <div class="line">'marry trap' with you, if you run the nuthook's</div>
                     <div class="line">humour on me; that is the very note of it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">By this hat, then, he in the red face had it; for</div>
                     <div class="line">though I cannot remember what I did when you made me</div>
                     <div class="line">drunk, yet I am not altogether an ass.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">What say you, Scarlet and John?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, sir, for my part I say the gentleman had drunk</div>
                     <div class="line">himself out of his five sentences.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is his five senses: fie, what the ignorance is!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">And being fap, sir, was, as they say, cashiered; and</div>
                     <div class="line">so conclusions passed the careires.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, you spake in Latin then too; but 'tis no</div>
                     <div class="line">matter: I'll ne'er be drunk whilst I live again,</div>
                     <div class="line">but in honest, civil, godly company, for this trick:</div>
                     <div class="line">if I be drunk, I'll be drunk with those that have</div>
                     <div class="line">the fear of God, and not with drunken knaves.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">So Got udge me, that is a virtuous mind.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">You hear all these matters denied, gentlemen; you hear it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ANNE PAGE, with wine; MISTRESS FORD
and MISTRESS PAGE, following</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, daughter, carry the wine in; we'll drink within.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit ANNE PAGE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">O heaven! this is Mistress Anne Page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, Mistress Ford!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Ford, by my troth, you are very well met:</div>
                     <div class="line">by your leave, good mistress.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Kisses her</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Wife, bid these gentlemen welcome. Come, we have a</div>
                     <div class="line">hot venison pasty to dinner: come, gentlemen, I hope</div>
                     <div class="line">we shall drink down all unkindness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt all except SHALLOW, SLENDER, and SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I had rather than forty shillings I had my Book of</div>
                     <div class="line">Songs and Sonnets here.</div>
                     <p>Enter SIMPLE</p>
                     <div class="line">How now, Simple! where have you been? I must wait</div>
                     <div class="line">on myself, must I? You have not the Book of Riddles</div>
                     <div class="line">about you, have you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">Book of Riddles! why, did you not lend it to Alice</div>
                     <div class="line">Shortcake upon All-hallowmas last, a fortnight</div>
                     <div class="line">afore Michaelmas?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, coz; come, coz; we stay for you. A word with</div>
                     <div class="line">you, coz; marry, this, coz: there is, as 'twere, a</div>
                     <div class="line">tender, a kind of tender, made afar off by Sir Hugh</div>
                     <div class="line">here. Do you understand me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir, you shall find me reasonable; if it be so,</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall do that that is reason.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but understand me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">So I do, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Give ear to his motions, Master Slender: I will</div>
                     <div class="line">description the matter to you, if you be capacity of it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, I will do as my cousin Shallow says: I pray</div>
                     <div class="line">you, pardon me; he's a justice of peace in his</div>
                     <div class="line">country, simple though I stand here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">But that is not the question: the question is</div>
                     <div class="line">concerning your marriage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, there's the point, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, is it; the very point of it; to Mistress Anne Page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, if it be so, I will marry her upon any</div>
                     <div class="line">reasonable demands.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">But can you affection the 'oman? Let us command to</div>
                     <div class="line">know that of your mouth or of your lips; for divers</div>
                     <div class="line">philosophers hold that the lips is parcel of the</div>
                     <div class="line">mouth. Therefore, precisely, can you carry your</div>
                     <div class="line">good will to the maid?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Cousin Abraham Slender, can you love her?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I hope, sir, I will do as it shall become one that</div>
                     <div class="line">would do reason.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, Got's lords and his ladies! you must speak</div>
                     <div class="line">possitable, if you can carry her your desires</div>
                     <div class="line">towards her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">That you must. Will you, upon good dowry, marry her?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I will do a greater thing than that, upon your</div>
                     <div class="line">request, cousin, in any reason.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, conceive me, conceive me, sweet coz: what I do</div>
                     <div class="line">is to pleasure you, coz. Can you love the maid?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I will marry her, sir, at your request: but if there</div>
                     <div class="line">be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may</div>
                     <div class="line">decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are</div>
                     <div class="line">married and have more occasion to know one another;</div>
                     <div class="line">I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt:</div>
                     <div class="line">but if you say, 'Marry her,' I will marry her; that</div>
                     <div class="line">I am freely dissolved, and dissolutely.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is a fery discretion answer; save the fall is in</div>
                     <div class="line">the ort 'dissolutely:' the ort is, according to our</div>
                     <div class="line">meaning, 'resolutely:' his meaning is good.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, I think my cousin meant well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, or else I would I might be hanged, la!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Here comes fair Mistress Anne.</div>
                     <p>Re-enter ANNE PAGE</p>
                     <div class="line">Would I were young for your sake, Mistress Anne!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">The dinner is on the table; my father desires your</div>
                     <div class="line">worships' company.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">I will wait on him, fair Mistress Anne.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Od's plessed will! I will not be absence at the grace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt SHALLOW and SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Will't please your worship to come in, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I thank you, forsooth, heartily; I am very well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">The dinner attends you, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I am not a-hungry, I thank you, forsooth. Go,</div>
                     <div class="line">sirrah, for all you are my man, go wait upon my</div>
                     <div class="line">cousin Shallow.</div>
                     <p>Exit SIMPLE</p>
                     <div class="line">A justice of peace sometimes may be beholding to his</div>
                     <div class="line">friend for a man. I keep but three men and a boy</div>
                     <div class="line">yet, till my mother be dead: but what though? Yet I</div>
                     <div class="line">live like a poor gentleman born.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I may not go in without your worship: they will not</div>
                     <div class="line">sit till you come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I' faith, I'll eat nothing; I thank you as much as</div>
                     <div class="line">though I did.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, sir, walk in.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I had rather walk here, I thank you. I bruised</div>
                     <div class="line">my shin th' other day with playing at sword and</div>
                     <div class="line">dagger with a master of fence; three veneys for a</div>
                     <div class="line">dish of stewed prunes; and, by my troth, I cannot</div>
                     <div class="line">abide the smell of hot meat since. Why do your</div>
                     <div class="line">dogs bark so? be there bears i' the town?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I think there are, sir; I heard them talked of.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I love the sport well but I shall as soon quarrel at</div>
                     <div class="line">it as any man in England. You are afraid, if you see</div>
                     <div class="line">the bear loose, are you not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, indeed, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">That's meat and drink to me, now. I have seen</div>
                     <div class="line">Sackerson loose twenty times, and have taken him by</div>
                     <div class="line">the chain; but, I warrant you, the women have so</div>
                     <div class="line">cried and shrieked at it, that it passed: but women,</div>
                     <div class="line">indeed, cannot abide 'em; they are very ill-favored</div>
                     <div class="line">rough things.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter PAGE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, gentle Master Slender, come; we stay for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll eat nothing, I thank you, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">By cock and pie, you shall not choose, sir! come, come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, pray you, lead the way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Come on, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Anne, yourself shall go first.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Not I, sir; pray you, keep on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll rather be unmannerly than troublesome.</div>
                     <div class="line">You do yourself wrong, indeed, la!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  The same.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SIR HUGH EVANS and SIMPLE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go your ways, and ask of Doctor Caius' house which</div>
                     <div class="line">is the way: and there dwells one Mistress Quickly,</div>
                     <div class="line">which is in the manner of his nurse, or his dry</div>
                     <div class="line">nurse, or his cook, or his laundry, his washer, and</div>
                     <div class="line">his wringer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, it is petter yet. Give her this letter; for it</div>
                     <div class="line">is a 'oman that altogether's acquaintance with</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Anne Page: and the letter is, to desire</div>
                     <div class="line">and require her to solicit your master's desires to</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Anne Page. I pray you, be gone: I will</div>
                     <div class="line">make an end of my dinner; there's pippins and cheese to come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  A room in the Garter Inn.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FALSTAFF, Host, BARDOLPH, NYM, PISTOL,
and ROBIN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine host of the Garter!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">What says my bully-rook? speak scholarly and wisely.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly, mine host, I must turn away some of my</div>
                     <div class="line">followers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Discard, bully Hercules; cashier: let them wag; trot, trot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I sit at ten pounds a week.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou'rt an emperor, Caesar, Keisar, and Pheezar. I</div>
                     <div class="line">will entertain Bardolph; he shall draw, he shall</div>
                     <div class="line">tap: said I well, bully Hector?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Do so, good mine host.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">I have spoke; let him follow.</div>
                     <p>To BARDOLPH</p>
                     <div class="line">Let me see thee froth and lime: I am at a word; follow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Bardolph, follow him. A tapster is a good trade:</div>
                     <div class="line">an old cloak makes a new jerkin; a withered</div>
                     <div class="line">serving-man a fresh tapster. Go; adieu.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">It is a life that I have desired: I will thrive.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">O base Hungarian wight! wilt thou the spigot wield?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit BARDOLPH</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                     <div class="line">He was gotten in drink: is not the humour conceited?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I am glad I am so acquit of this tinderbox: his</div>
                     <div class="line">thefts were too open; his filching was like an</div>
                     <div class="line">unskilful singer; he kept not time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                     <div class="line">The good humour is to steal at a minute's rest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">'Convey,' the wise it call. 'Steal!' foh! a fico</div>
                     <div class="line">for the phrase!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, sirs, I am almost out at heels.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, then, let kibes ensue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">There is no remedy; I must cony-catch; I must shift.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Young ravens must have food.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Which of you know Ford of this town?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">I ken the wight: he is of substance good.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">My honest lads, I will tell you what I am about.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Two yards, and more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">No quips now, Pistol! Indeed, I am in the waist two</div>
                     <div class="line">yards about; but I am now about no waste; I am about</div>
                     <div class="line">thrift. Briefly, I do mean to make love to Ford's</div>
                     <div class="line">wife: I spy entertainment in her; she discourses,</div>
                     <div class="line">she carves, she gives the leer of invitation: I</div>
                     <div class="line">can construe the action of her familiar style; and</div>
                     <div class="line">the hardest voice of her behavior, to be Englished</div>
                     <div class="line">rightly, is, 'I am Sir John Falstaff's.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath studied her will, and translated her will,</div>
                     <div class="line">out of honesty into English.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                     <div class="line">The anchor is deep: will that humour pass?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, the report goes she has all the rule of her</div>
                     <div class="line">husband's purse: he hath a legion of angels.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">As many devils entertain; and 'To her, boy,' say I.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                     <div class="line">The humour rises; it is good: humour me the angels.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I have writ me here a letter to her: and here</div>
                     <div class="line">another to Page's wife, who even now gave me good</div>
                     <div class="line">eyes too, examined my parts with most judicious</div>
                     <div class="line">oeillades; sometimes the beam of her view gilded my</div>
                     <div class="line">foot, sometimes my portly belly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Then did the sun on dunghill shine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank thee for that humour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">O, she did so course o'er my exteriors with such a</div>
                     <div class="line">greedy intention, that the appetite of her eye did</div>
                     <div class="line">seem to scorch me up like a burning-glass! Here's</div>
                     <div class="line">another letter to her: she bears the purse too; she</div>
                     <div class="line">is a region in Guiana, all gold and bounty. I will</div>
                     <div class="line">be cheater to them both, and they shall be</div>
                     <div class="line">exchequers to me; they shall be my East and West</div>
                     <div class="line">Indies, and I will trade to them both. Go bear thou</div>
                     <div class="line">this letter to Mistress Page; and thou this to</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Ford: we will thrive, lads, we will thrive.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I Sir Pandarus of Troy become,</div>
                     <div class="line">And by my side wear steel? then, Lucifer take all!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                     <div class="line">I will run no base humour: here, take the</div>
                     <div class="line">humour-letter: I will keep the havior of reputation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To ROBIN</span>  Hold, sirrah, bear you these letters tightly;</div>
                     <div class="line">Sail like my pinnace to these golden shores.</div>
                     <div class="line">Rogues, hence, avaunt! vanish like hailstones, go;</div>
                     <div class="line">Trudge, plod away o' the hoof; seek shelter, pack!</div>
                     <div class="line">Falstaff will learn the humour of the age,</div>
                     <div class="line">French thrift, you rogues; myself and skirted page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt FALSTAFF and ROBIN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Let vultures gripe thy guts! for gourd and fullam holds,</div>
                     <div class="line">And high and low beguiles the rich and poor:</div>
                     <div class="line">Tester I'll have in pouch when thou shalt lack,</div>
                     <div class="line">Base Phrygian Turk!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                     <div class="line">I have operations which be humours of revenge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Wilt thou revenge?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                     <div class="line">By welkin and her star!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">With wit or steel?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                     <div class="line">With both the humours, I:</div>
                     <div class="line">I will discuss the humour of this love to Page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">And I to Ford shall eke unfold</div>
                     <div class="line">How Falstaff, varlet vile,</div>
                     <div class="line">His dove will prove, his gold will hold,</div>
                     <div class="line">And his soft couch defile.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                     <div class="line">My humour shall not cool: I will incense Page to</div>
                     <div class="line">deal with poison; I will possess him with</div>
                     <div class="line">yellowness, for the revolt of mine is dangerous:</div>
                     <div class="line">that is my true humour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art the Mars of malecontents: I second thee; troop on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  A room in DOCTOR CAIUS' house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MISTRESS QUICKLY, SIMPLE, and RUGBY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">What, John Rugby! I pray thee, go to the casement,</div>
                     <div class="line">and see if you can see my master, Master Doctor</div>
                     <div class="line">Caius, coming. If he do, i' faith, and find any</div>
                     <div class="line">body in the house, here will be an old abusing of</div>
                     <div class="line">God's patience and the king's English.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">RUGBY</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll go watch.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Go; and we'll have a posset for't soon at night, in</div>
                     <div class="line">faith, at the latter end of a sea-coal fire.</div>
                     <p>Exit RUGBY</p>
                     <div class="line">An honest, willing, kind fellow, as ever servant</div>
                     <div class="line">shall come in house withal, and, I warrant you, no</div>
                     <div class="line">tell-tale nor no breed-bate: his worst fault is,</div>
                     <div class="line">that he is given to prayer; he is something peevish</div>
                     <div class="line">that way: but nobody but has his fault; but let</div>
                     <div class="line">that pass. Peter Simple, you say your name is?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, for fault of a better.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">And Master Slender's your master?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, forsooth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Does he not wear a great round beard, like a</div>
                     <div class="line">glover's paring-knife?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">No, forsooth: he hath but a little wee face, with a</div>
                     <div class="line">little yellow beard, a Cain-coloured beard.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">A softly-sprighted man, is he not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, forsooth: but he is as tall a man of his hands</div>
                     <div class="line">as any is between this and his head; he hath fought</div>
                     <div class="line">with a warrener.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">How say you? O, I should remember him: does he not</div>
                     <div class="line">hold up his head, as it were, and strut in his gait?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, indeed, does he.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, heaven send Anne Page no worse fortune! Tell</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Parson Evans I will do what I can for your</div>
                     <div class="line">master: Anne is a good girl, and I wish--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter RUGBY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">RUGBY</div>
                     <div class="line">Out, alas! here comes my master.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">We shall all be shent. Run in here, good young man;</div>
                     <div class="line">go into this closet: he will not stay long.</div>
                     <p>Shuts SIMPLE in the closet</p>
                     <div class="line">What, John Rugby! John! what, John, I say!</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, John, go inquire for my master; I doubt</div>
                     <div class="line">he be not well, that he comes not home.</div>
                     <p>Singing</p>
                     <div class="line">And down, down, adown-a, &c.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter DOCTOR CAIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Vat is you sing? I do not like des toys. Pray you,</div>
                     <div class="line">go and vetch me in my closet un boitier vert, a box,</div>
                     <div class="line">a green-a box: do intend vat I speak? a green-a box.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, forsooth; I'll fetch it you.</div>
                     <p>Aside</p>
                     <div class="line">I am glad he went not in himself: if he had found</div>
                     <div class="line">the young man, he would have been horn-mad.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Fe, fe, fe, fe! ma foi, il fait fort chaud. Je</div>
                     <div class="line">m'en vais a la cour--la grande affaire.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it this, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Oui; mette le au mon pocket: depeche, quickly. Vere</div>
                     <div class="line">is dat knave Rugby?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">What, John Rugby! John!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">RUGBY</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, sir!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You are John Rugby, and you are Jack Rugby. Come,</div>
                     <div class="line">take-a your rapier, and come after my heel to the court.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">RUGBY</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis ready, sir, here in the porch.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By my trot, I tarry too long. Od's me!</div>
                     <div class="line">Qu'ai-j'oublie! dere is some simples in my closet,</div>
                     <div class="line">dat I vill not for the varld I shall leave behind.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay me, he'll find the young man here, and be mad!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O diable, diable! vat is in my closet? Villain! larron!</div>
                     <p>Pulling SIMPLE out</p>
                     <div class="line">Rugby, my rapier!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Good master, be content.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherefore shall I be content-a?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">The young man is an honest man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What shall de honest man do in my closet? dere is</div>
                     <div class="line">no honest man dat shall come in my closet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech you, be not so phlegmatic. Hear the truth</div>
                     <div class="line">of it: he came of an errand to me from Parson Hugh.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Vell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, forsooth; to desire her to--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace, I pray you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace-a your tongue. Speak-a your tale.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">To desire this honest gentlewoman, your maid, to</div>
                     <div class="line">speak a good word to Mistress Anne Page for my</div>
                     <div class="line">master in the way of marriage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">This is all, indeed, la! but I'll ne'er put my</div>
                     <div class="line">finger in the fire, and need not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir Hugh send-a you? Rugby, baille me some paper.</div>
                     <div class="line">Tarry you a little-a while.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Writes</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to SIMPLE</span>  I am glad he is so quiet: if he</div>
                     <div class="line">had been thoroughly moved, you should have heard him</div>
                     <div class="line">so loud and so melancholy. But notwithstanding,</div>
                     <div class="line">man, I'll do you your master what good I can: and</div>
                     <div class="line">the very yea and the no is, the French doctor, my</div>
                     <div class="line">master,--I may call him my master, look you, for I</div>
                     <div class="line">keep his house; and I wash, wring, brew, bake,</div>
                     <div class="line">scour, dress meat and drink, make the beds and do</div>
                     <div class="line">all myself,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to MISTRESS QUICKLY</span>  'Tis a great charge to</div>
                     <div class="line">come under one body's hand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to SIMPLE</span>  Are you avised o' that? you</div>
                     <div class="line">shall find it a great charge: and to be up early</div>
                     <div class="line">and down late; but notwithstanding,--to tell you in</div>
                     <div class="line">your ear; I would have no words of it,--my master</div>
                     <div class="line">himself is in love with Mistress Anne Page: but</div>
                     <div class="line">notwithstanding that, I know Anne's mind,--that's</div>
                     <div class="line">neither here nor there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You jack'nape, give-a this letter to Sir Hugh; by</div>
                     <div class="line">gar, it is a shallenge: I will cut his troat in dee</div>
                     <div class="line">park; and I will teach a scurvy jack-a-nape priest</div>
                     <div class="line">to meddle or make. You may be gone; it is not good</div>
                     <div class="line">you tarry here. By gar, I will cut all his two</div>
                     <div class="line">stones; by gar, he shall not have a stone to throw</div>
                     <div class="line">at his dog:</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit SIMPLE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, he speaks but for his friend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is no matter-a ver dat: do not you tell-a me</div>
                     <div class="line">dat I shall have Anne Page for myself? By gar, I</div>
                     <div class="line">vill kill de Jack priest; and I have appointed mine</div>
                     <div class="line">host of de Jarteer to measure our weapon. By gar, I</div>
                     <div class="line">will myself have Anne Page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, the maid loves you, and all shall be well. We</div>
                     <div class="line">must give folks leave to prate: what, the good-jer!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Rugby, come to the court with me. By gar, if I have</div>
                     <div class="line">not Anne Page, I shall turn your head out of my</div>
                     <div class="line">door. Follow my heels, Rugby.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt DOCTOR CAIUS and RUGBY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall have An fool's-head of your own. No, I</div>
                     <div class="line">know Anne's mind for that: never a woman in Windsor</div>
                     <div class="line">knows more of Anne's mind than I do; nor can do more</div>
                     <div class="line">than I do with her, I thank heaven.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  Who's within there? ho!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Who's there, I trow! Come near the house, I pray you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FENTON</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, good woman? how dost thou?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">The better that it pleases your good worship to ask.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">What news? how does pretty Mistress Anne?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">In truth, sir, and she is pretty, and honest, and</div>
                     <div class="line">gentle; and one that is your friend, I can tell you</div>
                     <div class="line">that by the way; I praise heaven for it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I do any good, thinkest thou? shall I not lose my suit?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Troth, sir, all is in his hands above: but</div>
                     <div class="line">notwithstanding, Master Fenton, I'll be sworn on a</div>
                     <div class="line">book, she loves you. Have not your worship a wart</div>
                     <div class="line">above your eye?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, marry, have I; what of that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, thereby hangs a tale: good faith, it is such</div>
                     <div class="line">another Nan; but, I detest, an honest maid as ever</div>
                     <div class="line">broke bread: we had an hour's talk of that wart. I</div>
                     <div class="line">shall never laugh but in that maid's company! But</div>
                     <div class="line">indeed she is given too much to allicholy and</div>
                     <div class="line">musing: but for you--well, go to.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I shall see her to-day. Hold, there's money</div>
                     <div class="line">for thee; let me have thy voice in my behalf: if</div>
                     <div class="line">thou seest her before me, commend me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Will I? i'faith, that we will; and I will tell your</div>
                     <div class="line">worship more of the wart the next time we have</div>
                     <div class="line">confidence; and of other wooers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, farewell; I am in great haste now.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell to your worship.</div>
                     <p>Exit FENTON</p>
                     <div class="line">Truly, an honest gentleman: but Anne loves him not;</div>
                     <div class="line">for I know Anne's mind as well as another does. Out</div>
                     <div class="line">upon't! what have I forgot?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.4">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 2. ACT II</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  Before PAGE'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  A field near Windsor.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Before PAGE'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MISTRESS PAGE, with a letter</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">What, have I scaped love-letters in the holiday-</div>
                     <div class="line">time of my beauty, and am I now a subject for them?</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me see.</div>
                     <p>Reads</p>
                     <div class="line">'Ask me no reason why I love you; for though</div>
                     <div class="line">Love use Reason for his physician, he admits him</div>
                     <div class="line">not for his counsellor. You are not young, no more</div>
                     <div class="line">am I; go to then, there's sympathy: you are merry,</div>
                     <div class="line">so am I; ha, ha! then there's more sympathy: you</div>
                     <div class="line">love sack, and so do I; would you desire better</div>
                     <div class="line">sympathy? Let it suffice thee, Mistress Page,--at</div>
                     <div class="line">the least, if the love of soldier can suffice,--</div>
                     <div class="line">that I love thee. I will not say, pity me; 'tis</div>
                     <div class="line">not a soldier-like phrase: but I say, love me. By me,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thine own true knight,</div>
                     <div class="line">By day or night,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or any kind of light,</div>
                     <div class="line">With all his might</div>
                     <div class="line">For thee to fight,    JOHN FALSTAFF'</div>
                     <div class="line">What a Herod of Jewry is this! O wicked</div>
                     <div class="line">world! One that is well-nigh worn to pieces with</div>
                     <div class="line">age to show himself a young gallant! What an</div>
                     <div class="line">unweighed behavior hath this Flemish drunkard</div>
                     <div class="line">picked--with the devil's name!--out of my</div>
                     <div class="line">conversation, that he dares in this manner assay me?</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, he hath not been thrice in my company! What</div>
                     <div class="line">should I say to him? I was then frugal of my</div>
                     <div class="line">mirth: Heaven forgive me! Why, I'll exhibit a bill</div>
                     <div class="line">in the parliament for the putting down of men. How</div>
                     <div class="line">shall I be revenged on him? for revenged I will be,</div>
                     <div class="line">as sure as his guts are made of puddings.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MISTRESS FORD</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Page! trust me, I was going to your house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">And, trust me, I was coming to you. You look very</div>
                     <div class="line">ill.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, I'll ne'er believe that; I have to show to the contrary.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Faith, but you do, in my mind.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I do then; yet I say I could show you to the</div>
                     <div class="line">contrary. O Mistress Page, give me some counsel!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">What's the matter, woman?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">O woman, if it were not for one trifling respect, I</div>
                     <div class="line">could come to such honour!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang the trifle, woman! take the honour. What is</div>
                     <div class="line">it? dispense with trifles; what is it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">If I would but go to hell for an eternal moment or so,</div>
                     <div class="line">I could be knighted.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">What? thou liest! Sir Alice Ford! These knights</div>
                     <div class="line">will hack; and so thou shouldst not alter the</div>
                     <div class="line">article of thy gentry.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">We burn daylight: here, read, read; perceive how I</div>
                     <div class="line">might be knighted. I shall think the worse of fat</div>
                     <div class="line">men, as long as I have an eye to make difference of</div>
                     <div class="line">men's liking: and yet he would not swear; praised</div>
                     <div class="line">women's modesty; and gave such orderly and</div>
                     <div class="line">well-behaved reproof to all uncomeliness, that I</div>
                     <div class="line">would have sworn his disposition would have gone to</div>
                     <div class="line">the truth of his words; but they do no more adhere</div>
                     <div class="line">and keep place together than the Hundredth Psalm to</div>
                     <div class="line">the tune of 'Green Sleeves.' What tempest, I trow,</div>
                     <div class="line">threw this whale, with so many tuns of oil in his</div>
                     <div class="line">belly, ashore at Windsor? How shall I be revenged</div>
                     <div class="line">on him? I think the best way were to entertain him</div>
                     <div class="line">with hope, till the wicked fire of lust have melted</div>
                     <div class="line">him in his own grease. Did you ever hear the like?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Letter for letter, but that the name of Page and</div>
                     <div class="line">Ford differs! To thy great comfort in this mystery</div>
                     <div class="line">of ill opinions, here's the twin-brother of thy</div>
                     <div class="line">letter: but let thine inherit first; for, I</div>
                     <div class="line">protest, mine never shall. I warrant he hath a</div>
                     <div class="line">thousand of these letters, writ with blank space for</div>
                     <div class="line">different names--sure, more,--and these are of the</div>
                     <div class="line">second edition: he will print them, out of doubt;</div>
                     <div class="line">for he cares not what he puts into the press, when</div>
                     <div class="line">he would put us two. I had rather be a giantess,</div>
                     <div class="line">and lie under Mount Pelion. Well, I will find you</div>
                     <div class="line">twenty lascivious turtles ere one chaste man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, this is the very same; the very hand, the very</div>
                     <div class="line">words. What doth he think of us?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, I know not: it makes me almost ready to</div>
                     <div class="line">wrangle with mine own honesty. I'll entertain</div>
                     <div class="line">myself like one that I am not acquainted withal;</div>
                     <div class="line">for, sure, unless he know some strain in me, that I</div>
                     <div class="line">know not myself, he would never have boarded me in this fury.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">'Boarding,' call you it? I'll be sure to keep him</div>
                     <div class="line">above deck.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">So will I if he come under my hatches, I'll never</div>
                     <div class="line">to sea again. Let's be revenged on him: let's</div>
                     <div class="line">appoint him a meeting; give him a show of comfort in</div>
                     <div class="line">his suit and lead him on with a fine-baited delay,</div>
                     <div class="line">till he hath pawned his horses to mine host of the Garter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, I will consent to act any villany against him,</div>
                     <div class="line">that may not sully the chariness of our honesty. O,</div>
                     <div class="line">that my husband saw this letter! it would give</div>
                     <div class="line">eternal food to his jealousy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, look where he comes; and my good man too: he's</div>
                     <div class="line">as far from jealousy as I am from giving him cause;</div>
                     <div class="line">and that I hope is an unmeasurable distance.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">You are the happier woman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's consult together against this greasy knight.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hither.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>They retire</p>
               <p>Enter FORD with PISTOL, and PAGE with NYM</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I hope it be not so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Hope is a curtal dog in some affairs:</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir John affects thy wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, sir, my wife is not young.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">He wooes both high and low, both rich and poor,</div>
                     <div class="line">Both young and old, one with another, Ford;</div>
                     <div class="line">He loves the gallimaufry: Ford, perpend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Love my wife!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">With liver burning hot. Prevent, or go thou,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like Sir Actaeon he, with Ringwood at thy heels:</div>
                     <div class="line">O, odious is the name!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">What name, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">The horn, I say. Farewell.</div>
                     <div class="line">Take heed, have open eye, for thieves do foot by night:</div>
                     <div class="line">Take heed, ere summer comes or cuckoo-birds do sing.</div>
                     <div class="line">Away, Sir Corporal Nym!</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe it, Page; he speaks sense.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  I will be patient; I will find out this.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To PAGE</span>  And this is true; I like not the humour</div>
                     <div class="line">of lying. He hath wronged me in some humours: I</div>
                     <div class="line">should have borne the humoured letter to her; but I</div>
                     <div class="line">have a sword and it shall bite upon my necessity.</div>
                     <div class="line">He loves your wife; there's the short and the long.</div>
                     <div class="line">My name is Corporal Nym; I speak and I avouch; 'tis</div>
                     <div class="line">true: my name is Nym and Falstaff loves your wife.</div>
                     <div class="line">Adieu. I love not the humour of bread and cheese,</div>
                     <div class="line">and there's the humour of it. Adieu.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">'The humour of it,' quoth a'! here's a fellow</div>
                     <div class="line">frights English out of his wits.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I will seek out Falstaff.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I never heard such a drawling, affecting rogue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">If I do find it: well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not believe such a Cataian, though the priest</div>
                     <div class="line">o' the town commended him for a true man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twas a good sensible fellow: well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, Meg!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>MISTRESS PAGE and MISTRESS FORD come forward</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Whither go you, George? Hark you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, sweet Frank! why art thou melancholy?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I melancholy! I am not melancholy. Get you home, go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Faith, thou hast some crotchets in thy head. Now,</div>
                     <div class="line">will you go, Mistress Page?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Have with you. You'll come to dinner, George.</div>
                     <p>Aside to MISTRESS FORD</p>
                     <div class="line">Look who comes yonder: she shall be our messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">to this paltry knight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to MISTRESS PAGE</span>  Trust me, I thought on her:</div>
                     <div class="line">she'll fit it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MISTRESS QUICKLY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">You are come to see my daughter Anne?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, forsooth; and, I pray, how does good Mistress Anne?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Go in with us and see: we have an hour's talk with</div>
                     <div class="line">you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt MISTRESS PAGE, MISTRESS FORD, and MISTRESS QUICKLY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, Master Ford!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">You heard what this knave told me, did you not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes: and you heard what the other told me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you think there is truth in them?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang 'em, slaves! I do not think the knight would</div>
                     <div class="line">offer it: but these that accuse him in his intent</div>
                     <div class="line">towards our wives are a yoke of his discarded men;</div>
                     <div class="line">very rogues, now they be out of service.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Were they his men?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, were they.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I like it never the better for that. Does he lie at</div>
                     <div class="line">the Garter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, marry, does he. If he should intend this voyage</div>
                     <div class="line">towards my wife, I would turn her loose to him; and</div>
                     <div class="line">what he gets more of her than sharp words, let it</div>
                     <div class="line">lie on my head.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not misdoubt my wife; but I would be loath to</div>
                     <div class="line">turn them together. A man may be too confident: I</div>
                     <div class="line">would have nothing lie on my head: I cannot be thus satisfied.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Look where my ranting host of the Garter comes:</div>
                     <div class="line">there is either liquor in his pate or money in his</div>
                     <div class="line">purse when he looks so merrily.</div>
                     <p>Enter Host</p>
                     <div class="line">How now, mine host!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, bully-rook! thou'rt a gentleman.</div>
                     <div class="line">Cavaleiro-justice, I say!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SHALLOW</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">I follow, mine host, I follow. Good even and</div>
                     <div class="line">twenty, good Master Page! Master Page, will you go</div>
                     <div class="line">with us? we have sport in hand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell him, cavaleiro-justice; tell him, bully-rook.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, there is a fray to be fought between Sir Hugh</div>
                     <div class="line">the Welsh priest and Caius the French doctor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Good mine host o' the Garter, a word with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Drawing him aside</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">What sayest thou, my bully-rook?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To PAGE</span>  Will you go with us to behold it? My</div>
                     <div class="line">merry host hath had the measuring of their weapons;</div>
                     <div class="line">and, I think, hath appointed them contrary places;</div>
                     <div class="line">for, believe me, I hear the parson is no jester.</div>
                     <div class="line">Hark, I will tell you what our sport shall be.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>They converse apart</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Hast thou no suit against my knight, my</div>
                     <div class="line">guest-cavaleire?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">None, I protest: but I'll give you a pottle of</div>
                     <div class="line">burnt sack to give me recourse to him and tell him</div>
                     <div class="line">my name is Brook; only for a jest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">My hand, bully; thou shalt have egress and regress;</div>
                     <div class="line">--said I well?--and thy name shall be Brook. It is</div>
                     <div class="line">a merry knight. Will you go, An-heires?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Have with you, mine host.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I have heard the Frenchman hath good skill in</div>
                     <div class="line">his rapier.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Tut, sir, I could have told you more. In these times</div>
                     <div class="line">you stand on distance, your passes, stoccadoes, and</div>
                     <div class="line">I know not what: 'tis the heart, Master Page; 'tis</div>
                     <div class="line">here, 'tis here. I have seen the time, with my long</div>
                     <div class="line">sword I would have made you four tall fellows skip like rats.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, boys, here, here! shall we wag?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Have with you. I would rather hear them scold than fight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Host, SHALLOW, and PAGE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Though Page be a secure fool, an stands so firmly</div>
                     <div class="line">on his wife's frailty, yet I cannot put off my</div>
                     <div class="line">opinion so easily: she was in his company at Page's</div>
                     <div class="line">house; and what they made there, I know not. Well,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will look further into't: and I have a disguise</div>
                     <div class="line">to sound Falstaff. If I find her honest, I lose not</div>
                     <div class="line">my labour; if she be otherwise, 'tis labour well bestowed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  A room in the Garter Inn.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FALSTAFF and PISTOL</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not lend thee a penny.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, then the world's mine oyster.</div>
                     <div class="line">Which I with sword will open.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Not a penny. I have been content, sir, you should</div>
                     <div class="line">lay my countenance to pawn; I have grated upon my</div>
                     <div class="line">good friends for three reprieves for you and your</div>
                     <div class="line">coach-fellow Nym; or else you had looked through</div>
                     <div class="line">the grate, like a geminy of baboons. I am damned in</div>
                     <div class="line">hell for swearing to gentlemen my friends, you were</div>
                     <div class="line">good soldiers and tall fellows; and when Mistress</div>
                     <div class="line">Bridget lost the handle of her fan, I took't upon</div>
                     <div class="line">mine honour thou hadst it not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Didst not thou share? hadst thou not fifteen pence?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Reason, you rogue, reason: thinkest thou I'll</div>
                     <div class="line">endanger my soul gratis? At a word, hang no more</div>
                     <div class="line">about me, I am no gibbet for you. Go. A short knife</div>
                     <div class="line">and a throng! To your manor of Pickt-hatch! Go.</div>
                     <div class="line">You'll not bear a letter for me, you rogue! you</div>
                     <div class="line">stand upon your honour! Why, thou unconfinable</div>
                     <div class="line">baseness, it is as much as I can do to keep the</div>
                     <div class="line">terms of my honour precise: I, I, I myself</div>
                     <div class="line">sometimes, leaving the fear of God on the left hand</div>
                     <div class="line">and hiding mine honour in my necessity, am fain to</div>
                     <div class="line">shuffle, to hedge and to lurch; and yet you, rogue,</div>
                     <div class="line">will ensconce your rags, your cat-a-mountain</div>
                     <div class="line">looks, your red-lattice phrases, and your</div>
                     <div class="line">bold-beating oaths, under the shelter of your</div>
                     <div class="line">honour! You will not do it, you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">I do relent: what would thou more of man?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ROBIN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROBIN</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, here's a woman would speak with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Let her approach.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MISTRESS QUICKLY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Give your worship good morrow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Good morrow, good wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Not so, an't please your worship.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Good maid, then.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll be sworn,</div>
                     <div class="line">As my mother was, the first hour I was born.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I do believe the swearer. What with me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I vouchsafe your worship a word or two?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Two thousand, fair woman: and I'll vouchsafe thee</div>
                     <div class="line">the hearing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">There is one Mistress Ford, sir:--I pray, come a</div>
                     <div class="line">little nearer this ways:--I myself dwell with master</div>
                     <div class="line">Doctor Caius,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, on: Mistress Ford, you say,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Your worship says very true: I pray your worship,</div>
                     <div class="line">come a little nearer this ways.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I warrant thee, nobody hears; mine own people, mine</div>
                     <div class="line">own people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Are they so? God bless them and make them his servants!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, Mistress Ford; what of her?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, sir, she's a good creature. Lord Lord! your</div>
                     <div class="line">worship's a wanton! Well, heaven forgive you and all</div>
                     <div class="line">of us, I pray!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Ford; come, Mistress Ford,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, this is the short and the long of it; you</div>
                     <div class="line">have brought her into such a canaries as 'tis</div>
                     <div class="line">wonderful. The best courtier of them all, when the</div>
                     <div class="line">court lay at Windsor, could never have brought her</div>
                     <div class="line">to such a canary. Yet there has been knights, and</div>
                     <div class="line">lords, and gentlemen, with their coaches, I warrant</div>
                     <div class="line">you, coach after coach, letter after letter, gift</div>
                     <div class="line">after gift; smelling so sweetly, all musk, and so</div>
                     <div class="line">rushling, I warrant you, in silk and gold; and in</div>
                     <div class="line">such alligant terms; and in such wine and sugar of</div>
                     <div class="line">the best and the fairest, that would have won any</div>
                     <div class="line">woman's heart; and, I warrant you, they could never</div>
                     <div class="line">get an eye-wink of her: I had myself twenty angels</div>
                     <div class="line">given me this morning; but I defy all angels, in</div>
                     <div class="line">any such sort, as they say, but in the way of</div>
                     <div class="line">honesty: and, I warrant you, they could never get</div>
                     <div class="line">her so much as sip on a cup with the proudest of</div>
                     <div class="line">them all: and yet there has been earls, nay, which</div>
                     <div class="line">is more, pensioners; but, I warrant you, all is one with her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">But what says she to me? be brief, my good</div>
                     <div class="line">she-Mercury.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, she hath received your letter, for the which</div>
                     <div class="line">she thanks you a thousand times; and she gives you</div>
                     <div class="line">to notify that her husband will be absence from his</div>
                     <div class="line">house between ten and eleven.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Ten and eleven?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, forsooth; and then you may come and see the</div>
                     <div class="line">picture, she says, that you wot of: Master Ford,</div>
                     <div class="line">her husband, will be from home. Alas! the sweet</div>
                     <div class="line">woman leads an ill life with him: he's a very</div>
                     <div class="line">jealousy man: she leads a very frampold life with</div>
                     <div class="line">him, good heart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Ten and eleven. Woman, commend me to her; I will</div>
                     <div class="line">not fail her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, you say well. But I have another messenger to</div>
                     <div class="line">your worship. Mistress Page hath her hearty</div>
                     <div class="line">commendations to you too: and let me tell you in</div>
                     <div class="line">your ear, she's as fartuous a civil modest wife, and</div>
                     <div class="line">one, I tell you, that will not miss you morning nor</div>
                     <div class="line">evening prayer, as any is in Windsor, whoe'er be the</div>
                     <div class="line">other: and she bade me tell your worship that her</div>
                     <div class="line">husband is seldom from home; but she hopes there</div>
                     <div class="line">will come a time. I never knew a woman so dote upon</div>
                     <div class="line">a man: surely I think you have charms, la; yes, in truth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Not I, I assure thee: setting the attractions of my</div>
                     <div class="line">good parts aside I have no other charms.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Blessing on your heart for't!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">But, I pray thee, tell me this: has Ford's wife and</div>
                     <div class="line">Page's wife acquainted each other how they love me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">That were a jest indeed! they have not so little</div>
                     <div class="line">grace, I hope: that were a trick indeed! but</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Page would desire you to send her your</div>
                     <div class="line">little page, of all loves: her husband has a</div>
                     <div class="line">marvellous infection to the little page; and truly</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Page is an honest man. Never a wife in</div>
                     <div class="line">Windsor leads a better life than she does: do what</div>
                     <div class="line">she will, say what she will, take all, pay all, go</div>
                     <div class="line">to bed when she list, rise when she list, all is as</div>
                     <div class="line">she will: and truly she deserves it; for if there</div>
                     <div class="line">be a kind woman in Windsor, she is one. You must</div>
                     <div class="line">send her your page; no remedy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, I will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but do so, then: and, look you, he may come and</div>
                     <div class="line">go between you both; and in any case have a</div>
                     <div class="line">nay-word, that you may know one another's mind, and</div>
                     <div class="line">the boy never need to understand any thing; for</div>
                     <div class="line">'tis not good that children should know any</div>
                     <div class="line">wickedness: old folks, you know, have discretion,</div>
                     <div class="line">as they say, and know the world.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Fare thee well: commend me to them both: there's</div>
                     <div class="line">my purse; I am yet thy debtor. Boy, go along with</div>
                     <div class="line">this woman.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt MISTRESS QUICKLY and ROBIN</p>
                     <div class="line">This news distracts me!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">This punk is one of Cupid's carriers:</div>
                     <div class="line">Clap on more sails; pursue; up with your fights:</div>
                     <div class="line">Give fire: she is my prize, or ocean whelm them all!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Sayest thou so, old Jack? go thy ways; I'll make</div>
                     <div class="line">more of thy old body than I have done. Will they</div>
                     <div class="line">yet look after thee? Wilt thou, after the expense</div>
                     <div class="line">of so much money, be now a gainer? Good body, I</div>
                     <div class="line">thank thee. Let them say 'tis grossly done; so it be</div>
                     <div class="line">fairly done, no matter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter BARDOLPH</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir John, there's one Master Brook below would fain</div>
                     <div class="line">speak with you, and be acquainted with you; and hath</div>
                     <div class="line">sent your worship a morning's draught of sack.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Brook is his name?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Call him in.</div>
                     <p>Exit BARDOLPH</p>
                     <div class="line">Such Brooks are welcome to me, that o'erflow such</div>
                     <div class="line">liquor. Ah, ha! Mistress Ford and Mistress Page</div>
                     <div class="line">have I encompassed you? go to; via!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter BARDOLPH, with FORD disguised</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Bless you, sir!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">And you, sir! Would you speak with me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I make bold to press with so little preparation upon</div>
                     <div class="line">you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">You're welcome. What's your will? Give us leave, drawer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit BARDOLPH</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I am a gentleman that have spent much; my name is Brook.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Good Master Brook, I desire more acquaintance of you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Good Sir John, I sue for yours: not to charge you;</div>
                     <div class="line">for I must let you understand I think myself in</div>
                     <div class="line">better plight for a lender than you are: the which</div>
                     <div class="line">hath something embolden'd me to this unseasoned</div>
                     <div class="line">intrusion; for they say, if money go before, all</div>
                     <div class="line">ways do lie open.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Money is a good soldier, sir, and will on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Troth, and I have a bag of money here troubles me:</div>
                     <div class="line">if you will help to bear it, Sir John, take all, or</div>
                     <div class="line">half, for easing me of the carriage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I know not how I may deserve to be your porter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I will tell you, sir, if you will give me the hearing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak, good Master Brook: I shall be glad to be</div>
                     <div class="line">your servant.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I hear you are a scholar,--I will be brief</div>
                     <div class="line">with you,--and you have been a man long known to me,</div>
                     <div class="line">though I had never so good means, as desire, to make</div>
                     <div class="line">myself acquainted with you. I shall discover a</div>
                     <div class="line">thing to you, wherein I must very much lay open mine</div>
                     <div class="line">own imperfection: but, good Sir John, as you have</div>
                     <div class="line">one eye upon my follies, as you hear them unfolded,</div>
                     <div class="line">turn another into the register of your own; that I</div>
                     <div class="line">may pass with a reproof the easier, sith you</div>
                     <div class="line">yourself know how easy it is to be such an offender.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Very well, sir; proceed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">There is a gentlewoman in this town; her husband's</div>
                     <div class="line">name is Ford.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I have long loved her, and, I protest to you,</div>
                     <div class="line">bestowed much on her; followed her with a doting</div>
                     <div class="line">observance; engrossed opportunities to meet her;</div>
                     <div class="line">fee'd every slight occasion that could but niggardly</div>
                     <div class="line">give me sight of her; not only bought many presents</div>
                     <div class="line">to give her, but have given largely to many to know</div>
                     <div class="line">what she would have given; briefly, I have pursued</div>
                     <div class="line">her as love hath pursued me; which hath been on the</div>
                     <div class="line">wing of all occasions. But whatsoever I have</div>
                     <div class="line">merited, either in my mind or, in my means, meed,</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sure, I have received none; unless experience</div>
                     <div class="line">be a jewel that I have purchased at an infinite</div>
                     <div class="line">rate, and that hath taught me to say this:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Love like a shadow flies when substance love pursues;</div>
                     <div class="line">Pursuing that that flies, and flying what pursues.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you received no promise of satisfaction at her hands?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Never.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you importuned her to such a purpose?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Never.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Of what quality was your love, then?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Like a fair house built on another man's ground; so</div>
                     <div class="line">that I have lost my edifice by mistaking the place</div>
                     <div class="line">where I erected it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">To what purpose have you unfolded this to me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">When I have told you that, I have told you all.</div>
                     <div class="line">Some say, that though she appear honest to me, yet in</div>
                     <div class="line">other places she enlargeth her mirth so far that</div>
                     <div class="line">there is shrewd construction made of her. Now, Sir</div>
                     <div class="line">John, here is the heart of my purpose: you are a</div>
                     <div class="line">gentleman of excellent breeding, admirable</div>
                     <div class="line">discourse, of great admittance, authentic in your</div>
                     <div class="line">place and person, generally allowed for your many</div>
                     <div class="line">war-like, court-like, and learned preparations.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">O, sir!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe it, for you know it. There is money; spend</div>
                     <div class="line">it, spend it; spend more; spend all I have; only</div>
                     <div class="line">give me so much of your time in exchange of it, as</div>
                     <div class="line">to lay an amiable siege to the honesty of this</div>
                     <div class="line">Ford's wife: use your art of wooing; win her to</div>
                     <div class="line">consent to you: if any man may, you may as soon as</div>
                     <div class="line">any.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Would it apply well to the vehemency of your</div>
                     <div class="line">affection, that I should win what you would enjoy?</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks you prescribe to yourself very preposterously.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">O, understand my drift. She dwells so securely on</div>
                     <div class="line">the excellency of her honour, that the folly of my</div>
                     <div class="line">soul dares not present itself: she is too bright to</div>
                     <div class="line">be looked against. Now, could I could come to her</div>
                     <div class="line">with any detection in my hand, my desires had</div>
                     <div class="line">instance and argument to commend themselves: I</div>
                     <div class="line">could drive her then from the ward of her purity,</div>
                     <div class="line">her reputation, her marriage-vow, and a thousand</div>
                     <div class="line">other her defences, which now are too too strongly</div>
                     <div class="line">embattled against me. What say you to't, Sir John?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Brook, I will first make bold with your</div>
                     <div class="line">money; next, give me your hand; and last, as I am a</div>
                     <div class="line">gentleman, you shall, if you will, enjoy Ford's wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">O good sir!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I say you shall.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Want no money, Sir John; you shall want none.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Want no Mistress Ford, Master Brook; you shall want</div>
                     <div class="line">none. I shall be with her, I may tell you, by her</div>
                     <div class="line">own appointment; even as you came in to me, her</div>
                     <div class="line">assistant or go-between parted from me: I say I</div>
                     <div class="line">shall be with her between ten and eleven; for at</div>
                     <div class="line">that time the jealous rascally knave her husband</div>
                     <div class="line">will be forth. Come you to me at night; you shall</div>
                     <div class="line">know how I speed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I am blest in your acquaintance. Do you know Ford,</div>
                     <div class="line">sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang him, poor cuckoldly knave! I know him not:</div>
                     <div class="line">yet I wrong him to call him poor; they say the</div>
                     <div class="line">jealous wittolly knave hath masses of money; for the</div>
                     <div class="line">which his wife seems to me well-favored. I will</div>
                     <div class="line">use her as the key of the cuckoldly rogue's coffer;</div>
                     <div class="line">and there's my harvest-home.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I would you knew Ford, sir, that you might avoid him</div>
                     <div class="line">if you saw him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang him, mechanical salt-butter rogue! I will</div>
                     <div class="line">stare him out of his wits; I will awe him with my</div>
                     <div class="line">cudgel: it shall hang like a meteor o'er the</div>
                     <div class="line">cuckold's horns. Master Brook, thou shalt know I</div>
                     <div class="line">will predominate over the peasant, and thou shalt</div>
                     <div class="line">lie with his wife. Come to me soon at night.</div>
                     <div class="line">Ford's a knave, and I will aggravate his style;</div>
                     <div class="line">thou, Master Brook, shalt know him for knave and</div>
                     <div class="line">cuckold. Come to me soon at night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">What a damned Epicurean rascal is this! My heart is</div>
                     <div class="line">ready to crack with impatience. Who says this is</div>
                     <div class="line">improvident jealousy? my wife hath sent to him; the</div>
                     <div class="line">hour is fixed; the match is made. Would any man</div>
                     <div class="line">have thought this? See the hell of having a false</div>
                     <div class="line">woman! My bed shall be abused, my coffers</div>
                     <div class="line">ransacked, my reputation gnawn at; and I shall not</div>
                     <div class="line">only receive this villanous wrong, but stand under</div>
                     <div class="line">the adoption of abominable terms, and by him that</div>
                     <div class="line">does me this wrong. Terms! names! Amaimon sounds</div>
                     <div class="line">well; Lucifer, well; Barbason, well; yet they are</div>
                     <div class="line">devils' additions, the names of fiends: but</div>
                     <div class="line">Cuckold! Wittol!--Cuckold! the devil himself hath</div>
                     <div class="line">not such a name. Page is an ass, a secure ass: he</div>
                     <div class="line">will trust his wife; he will not be jealous. I will</div>
                     <div class="line">rather trust a Fleming with my butter, Parson Hugh</div>
                     <div class="line">the Welshman with my cheese, an Irishman with my</div>
                     <div class="line">aqua-vitae bottle, or a thief to walk my ambling</div>
                     <div class="line">gelding, than my wife with herself; then she plots,</div>
                     <div class="line">then she ruminates, then she devises; and what they</div>
                     <div class="line">think in their hearts they may effect, they will</div>
                     <div class="line">break their hearts but they will effect. God be</div>
                     <div class="line">praised for my jealousy! Eleven o'clock the hour.</div>
                     <div class="line">I will prevent this, detect my wife, be revenged on</div>
                     <div class="line">Falstaff, and laugh at Page. I will about it;</div>
                     <div class="line">better three hours too soon than a minute too late.</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, fie, fie! cuckold! cuckold! cuckold!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  A field near Windsor.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter DOCTOR CAIUS and RUGBY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Jack Rugby!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">RUGBY</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Vat is de clock, Jack?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">RUGBY</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis past the hour, sir, that Sir Hugh promised to meet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By gar, he has save his soul, dat he is no come; he</div>
                     <div class="line">has pray his Pible well, dat he is no come: by gar,</div>
                     <div class="line">Jack Rugby, he is dead already, if he be come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">RUGBY</div>
                     <div class="line">He is wise, sir; he knew your worship would kill</div>
                     <div class="line">him, if he came.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By gar, de herring is no dead so as I vill kill him.</div>
                     <div class="line">Take your rapier, Jack; I vill tell you how I vill kill him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">RUGBY</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, sir, I cannot fence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Villany, take your rapier.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">RUGBY</div>
                     <div class="line">Forbear; here's company.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Host, SHALLOW, SLENDER, and PAGE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Bless thee, bully doctor!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Save you, Master Doctor Caius!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, good master doctor!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Give you good morrow, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Vat be all you, one, two, tree, four, come for?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">To see thee fight, to see thee foin, to see thee</div>
                     <div class="line">traverse; to see thee here, to see thee there; to</div>
                     <div class="line">see thee pass thy punto, thy stock, thy reverse, thy</div>
                     <div class="line">distance, thy montant. Is he dead, my Ethiopian? is</div>
                     <div class="line">he dead, my Francisco? ha, bully! What says my</div>
                     <div class="line">AEsculapius? my Galen? my heart of elder? ha! is</div>
                     <div class="line">he dead, bully stale? is he dead?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By gar, he is de coward Jack priest of de vorld; he</div>
                     <div class="line">is not show his face.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art a Castalion-King-Urinal. Hector of Greece, my boy!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, bear vitness that me have stay six or</div>
                     <div class="line">seven, two, tree hours for him, and he is no come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">He is the wiser man, master doctor: he is a curer of</div>
                     <div class="line">souls, and you a curer of bodies; if you should</div>
                     <div class="line">fight, you go against the hair of your professions.</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it not true, Master Page?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Shallow, you have yourself been a great</div>
                     <div class="line">fighter, though now a man of peace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Bodykins, Master Page, though I now be old and of</div>
                     <div class="line">the peace, if I see a sword out, my finger itches to</div>
                     <div class="line">make one. Though we are justices and doctors and</div>
                     <div class="line">churchmen, Master Page, we have some salt of our</div>
                     <div class="line">youth in us; we are the sons of women, Master Page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis true, Master Shallow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">It will be found so, Master Page. Master Doctor</div>
                     <div class="line">Caius, I am come to fetch you home. I am sworn of</div>
                     <div class="line">the peace: you have showed yourself a wise</div>
                     <div class="line">physician, and Sir Hugh hath shown himself a wise</div>
                     <div class="line">and patient churchman. You must go with me, master doctor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon, guest-justice. A word, Mounseur Mockwater.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Mock-vater! vat is dat?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Mock-water, in our English tongue, is valour, bully.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By gar, den, I have as mush mock-vater as de</div>
                     <div class="line">Englishman. Scurvy jack-dog priest! by gar, me</div>
                     <div class="line">vill cut his ears.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">He will clapper-claw thee tightly, bully.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Clapper-de-claw! vat is dat?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">That is, he will make thee amends.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By gar, me do look he shall clapper-de-claw me;</div>
                     <div class="line">for, by gar, me vill have it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">And I will provoke him to't, or let him wag.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Me tank you for dat.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">And, moreover, bully,--but first, master guest, and</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Page, and eke Cavaleiro Slender, go you</div>
                     <div class="line">through the town to Frogmore.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Aside to them</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir Hugh is there, is he?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">He is there: see what humour he is in; and I will</div>
                     <div class="line">bring the doctor about by the fields. Will it do well?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">We will do it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Adieu, good master doctor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt PAGE, SHALLOW, and SLENDER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By gar, me vill kill de priest; for he speak for a</div>
                     <div class="line">jack-an-ape to Anne Page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him die: sheathe thy impatience, throw cold</div>
                     <div class="line">water on thy choler: go about the fields with me</div>
                     <div class="line">through Frogmore: I will bring thee where Mistress</div>
                     <div class="line">Anne Page is, at a farm-house a-feasting; and thou</div>
                     <div class="line">shalt woo her. Cried I aim? said I well?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By gar, me dank you for dat: by gar, I love you;</div>
                     <div class="line">and I shall procure-a you de good guest, de earl,</div>
                     <div class="line">de knight, de lords, de gentlemen, my patients.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">For the which I will be thy adversary toward Anne</div>
                     <div class="line">Page. Said I well?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By gar, 'tis good; vell said.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Let us wag, then.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come at my heels, Jack Rugby.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.5">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 3. ACT III</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  A field near Frogmore.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  A street.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in FORD'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in PAGE'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  A field near Frogmore.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SIR HUGH EVANS and SIMPLE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you now, good master Slender's serving-man,</div>
                     <div class="line">and friend Simple by your name, which way have you</div>
                     <div class="line">looked for Master Caius, that calls himself doctor of physic?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, sir, the pittie-ward, the park-ward, every</div>
                     <div class="line">way; old Windsor way, and every way but the town</div>
                     <div class="line">way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">I most fehemently desire you you will also look that</div>
                     <div class="line">way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">I will, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Pless my soul, how full of chollors I am, and</div>
                     <div class="line">trempling of mind! I shall be glad if he have</div>
                     <div class="line">deceived me. How melancholies I am! I will knog</div>
                     <div class="line">his urinals about his knave's costard when I have</div>
                     <div class="line">good opportunities for the ork. 'Pless my soul!</div>
                     <p>Sings</p>
                     <div class="line">To shallow rivers, to whose falls</div>
                     <div class="line">Melodious birds sings madrigals;</div>
                     <div class="line">There will we make our peds of roses,</div>
                     <div class="line">And a thousand fragrant posies.</div>
                     <div class="line">To shallow--</div>
                     <div class="line">Mercy on me! I have a great dispositions to cry.</div>
                     <p>Sings</p>
                     <div class="line">Melodious birds sing madrigals--</div>
                     <div class="line">When as I sat in Pabylon--</div>
                     <div class="line">And a thousand vagram posies.</div>
                     <div class="line">To shallow &c.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter SIMPLE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">Yonder he is coming, this way, Sir Hugh.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">He's welcome.</div>
                     <p>Sings</p>
                     <div class="line">To shallow rivers, to whose falls-</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven prosper the right! What weapons is he?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">No weapons, sir. There comes my master, Master</div>
                     <div class="line">Shallow, and another gentleman, from Frogmore, over</div>
                     <div class="line">the stile, this way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, give me my gown; or else keep it in your arms.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PAGE, SHALLOW, and SLENDER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, master Parson! Good morrow, good Sir Hugh.</div>
                     <div class="line">Keep a gamester from the dice, and a good student</div>
                     <div class="line">from his book, and it is wonderful.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Ah, sweet Anne Page!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">'Save you, good Sir Hugh!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Pless you from his mercy sake, all of you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">What, the sword and the word! do you study them</div>
                     <div class="line">both, master parson?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">And youthful still! in your doublet and hose this</div>
                     <div class="line">raw rheumatic day!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">There is reasons and causes for it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">We are come to you to do a good office, master parson.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Fery well: what is it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Yonder is a most reverend gentleman, who, belike</div>
                     <div class="line">having received wrong by some person, is at most</div>
                     <div class="line">odds with his own gravity and patience that ever you</div>
                     <div class="line">saw.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">I have lived fourscore years and upward; I never</div>
                     <div class="line">heard a man of his place, gravity and learning, so</div>
                     <div class="line">wide of his own respect.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">What is he?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I think you know him; Master Doctor Caius, the</div>
                     <div class="line">renowned French physician.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Got's will, and his passion of my heart! I had as</div>
                     <div class="line">lief you would tell me of a mess of porridge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Why?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">He has no more knowledge in Hibocrates and Galen,</div>
                     <div class="line">--and he is a knave besides; a cowardly knave as you</div>
                     <div class="line">would desires to be acquainted withal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I warrant you, he's the man should fight with him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  O sweet Anne Page!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">It appears so by his weapons. Keep them asunder:</div>
                     <div class="line">here comes Doctor Caius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Host, DOCTOR CAIUS, and RUGBY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, good master parson, keep in your weapon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">So do you, good master doctor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Disarm them, and let them question: let them keep</div>
                     <div class="line">their limbs whole and hack our English.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, let-a me speak a word with your ear.</div>
                     <div class="line">Vherefore vill you not meet-a me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to DOCTOR CAIUS</span>  Pray you, use your patience:</div>
                     <div class="line">in good time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By gar, you are de coward, de Jack dog, John ape.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to DOCTOR CAIUS</span>  Pray you let us not be</div>
                     <div class="line">laughing-stocks to other men's humours; I desire you</div>
                     <div class="line">in friendship, and I will one way or other make you amends.</div>
                     <p>Aloud</p>
                     <div class="line">I will knog your urinals about your knave's cockscomb</div>
                     <div class="line">for missing your meetings and appointments.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Diable! Jack Rugby,--mine host de Jarteer,--have I</div>
                     <div class="line">not stay for him to kill him? have I not, at de place</div>
                     <div class="line">I did appoint?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">As I am a Christians soul now, look you, this is the</div>
                     <div class="line">place appointed: I'll be judgement by mine host of</div>
                     <div class="line">the Garter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace, I say, Gallia and Gaul, French and Welsh,</div>
                     <div class="line">soul-curer and body-curer!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, dat is very good; excellent.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace, I say! hear mine host of the Garter. Am I</div>
                     <div class="line">politic? am I subtle? am I a Machiavel? Shall I</div>
                     <div class="line">lose my doctor? no; he gives me the potions and the</div>
                     <div class="line">motions. Shall I lose my parson, my priest, my Sir</div>
                     <div class="line">Hugh? no; he gives me the proverbs and the</div>
                     <div class="line">no-verbs. Give me thy hand, terrestrial; so. Give me</div>
                     <div class="line">thy hand, celestial; so. Boys of art, I have</div>
                     <div class="line">deceived you both; I have directed you to wrong</div>
                     <div class="line">places: your hearts are mighty, your skins are</div>
                     <div class="line">whole, and let burnt sack be the issue. Come, lay</div>
                     <div class="line">their swords to pawn. Follow me, lads of peace;</div>
                     <div class="line">follow, follow, follow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Trust me, a mad host. Follow, gentlemen, follow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  O sweet Anne Page!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt SHALLOW, SLENDER, PAGE, and Host</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha, do I perceive dat? have you make-a de sot of</div>
                     <div class="line">us, ha, ha?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">This is well; he has made us his vlouting-stog. I</div>
                     <div class="line">desire you that we may be friends; and let us knog</div>
                     <div class="line">our prains together to be revenge on this same</div>
                     <div class="line">scall, scurvy cogging companion, the host of the Garter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By gar, with all my heart. He promise to bring me</div>
                     <div class="line">where is Anne Page; by gar, he deceive me too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I will smite his noddles. Pray you, follow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  A street.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MISTRESS PAGE and ROBIN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, keep your way, little gallant; you were wont to</div>
                     <div class="line">be a follower, but now you are a leader. Whether</div>
                     <div class="line">had you rather lead mine eyes, or eye your master's heels?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROBIN</div>
                     <div class="line">I had rather, forsooth, go before you like a man</div>
                     <div class="line">than follow him like a dwarf.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">O, you are a flattering boy: now I see you'll be a courtier.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FORD</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Well met, Mistress Page. Whither go you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly, sir, to see your wife. Is she at home?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay; and as idle as she may hang together, for want</div>
                     <div class="line">of company. I think, if your husbands were dead,</div>
                     <div class="line">you two would marry.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Be sure of that,--two other husbands.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Where had you this pretty weather-cock?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot tell what the dickens his name is my</div>
                     <div class="line">husband had him of. What do you call your knight's</div>
                     <div class="line">name, sirrah?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROBIN</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir John Falstaff.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir John Falstaff!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">He, he; I can never hit on's name. There is such a</div>
                     <div class="line">league between my good man and he! Is your wife at</div>
                     <div class="line">home indeed?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed she is.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">By your leave, sir: I am sick till I see her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt MISTRESS PAGE and ROBIN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Has Page any brains? hath he any eyes? hath he any</div>
                     <div class="line">thinking? Sure, they sleep; he hath no use of them.</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, this boy will carry a letter twenty mile, as</div>
                     <div class="line">easy as a cannon will shoot point-blank twelve</div>
                     <div class="line">score. He pieces out his wife's inclination; he</div>
                     <div class="line">gives her folly motion and advantage: and now she's</div>
                     <div class="line">going to my wife, and Falstaff's boy with her. A</div>
                     <div class="line">man may hear this shower sing in the wind. And</div>
                     <div class="line">Falstaff's boy with her! Good plots, they are laid;</div>
                     <div class="line">and our revolted wives share damnation together.</div>
                     <div class="line">Well; I will take him, then torture my wife, pluck</div>
                     <div class="line">the borrowed veil of modesty from the so seeming</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Page, divulge Page himself for a secure and</div>
                     <div class="line">wilful Actaeon; and to these violent proceedings all</div>
                     <div class="line">my neighbours shall cry aim.</div>
                     <p>Clock heard</p>
                     <div class="line">The clock gives me my cue, and my assurance bids me</div>
                     <div class="line">search: there I shall find Falstaff: I shall be</div>
                     <div class="line">rather praised for this than mocked; for it is as</div>
                     <div class="line">positive as the earth is firm that Falstaff is</div>
                     <div class="line">there: I will go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PAGE, SHALLOW, SLENDER, Host,
SIR HUGH EVANS, DOCTOR CAIUS, and RUGBY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Well met, Master Ford.</div>
                     <div class="line">&c.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Trust me, a good knot: I have good cheer at home;</div>
                     <div class="line">and I pray you all go with me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">I must excuse myself, Master Ford.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">And so must I, sir: we have appointed to dine with</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Anne, and I would not break with her for</div>
                     <div class="line">more money than I'll speak of.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">We have lingered about a match between Anne Page and</div>
                     <div class="line">my cousin Slender, and this day we shall have our answer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I hope I have your good will, father Page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">You have, Master Slender; I stand wholly for you:</div>
                     <div class="line">but my wife, master doctor, is for you altogether.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, be-gar; and de maid is love-a me: my nursh-a</div>
                     <div class="line">Quickly tell me so mush.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">What say you to young Master Fenton? he capers, he</div>
                     <div class="line">dances, he has eyes of youth, he writes verses, he</div>
                     <div class="line">speaks holiday, he smells April and May: he will</div>
                     <div class="line">carry't, he will carry't; 'tis in his buttons; he</div>
                     <div class="line">will carry't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Not by my consent, I promise you. The gentleman is</div>
                     <div class="line">of no having: he kept company with the wild prince</div>
                     <div class="line">and Poins; he is of too high a region; he knows too</div>
                     <div class="line">much. No, he shall not knit a knot in his fortunes</div>
                     <div class="line">with the finger of my substance: if he take her,</div>
                     <div class="line">let him take her simply; the wealth I have waits on</div>
                     <div class="line">my consent, and my consent goes not that way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech you heartily, some of you go home with me</div>
                     <div class="line">to dinner: besides your cheer, you shall have</div>
                     <div class="line">sport; I will show you a monster. Master doctor,</div>
                     <div class="line">you shall go; so shall you, Master Page; and you, Sir Hugh.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, fare you well: we shall have the freer wooing</div>
                     <div class="line">at Master Page's.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt SHALLOW, and SLENDER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go home, John Rugby; I come anon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit RUGBY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell, my hearts: I will to my honest knight</div>
                     <div class="line">Falstaff, and drink canary with him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  I think I shall drink in pipe wine first</div>
                     <div class="line">with him; I'll make him dance. Will you go, gentles?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Have with you to see this monster.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  A room in FORD'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MISTRESS FORD and MISTRESS PAGE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">What, John! What, Robert!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Quickly, quickly! is the buck-basket--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I warrant. What, Robin, I say!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Servants with a basket</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come, come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, set it down.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Give your men the charge; we must be brief.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, as I told you before, John and Robert, be</div>
                     <div class="line">ready here hard by in the brew-house: and when I</div>
                     <div class="line">suddenly call you, come forth, and without any pause</div>
                     <div class="line">or staggering take this basket on your shoulders:</div>
                     <div class="line">that done, trudge with it in all haste, and carry</div>
                     <div class="line">it among the whitsters in Datchet-mead, and there</div>
                     <div class="line">empty it in the muddy ditch close by the Thames side.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">You will do it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I ha' told them over and over; they lack no</div>
                     <div class="line">direction. Be gone, and come when you are called.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Servants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Here comes little Robin.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ROBIN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, my eyas-musket! what news with you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROBIN</div>
                     <div class="line">My master, Sir John, is come in at your back-door,</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Ford, and requests your company.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">You little Jack-a-Lent, have you been true to us?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROBIN</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, I'll be sworn. My master knows not of your</div>
                     <div class="line">being here and hath threatened to put me into</div>
                     <div class="line">everlasting liberty if I tell you of it; for he</div>
                     <div class="line">swears he'll turn me away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou'rt a good boy: this secrecy of thine shall be</div>
                     <div class="line">a tailor to thee and shall make thee a new doublet</div>
                     <div class="line">and hose. I'll go hide me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Do so. Go tell thy master I am alone.</div>
                     <p>Exit ROBIN</p>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Page, remember you your cue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I warrant thee; if I do not act it, hiss me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to, then: we'll use this unwholesome humidity,</div>
                     <div class="line">this gross watery pumpion; we'll teach him to know</div>
                     <div class="line">turtles from jays.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FALSTAFF</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Have I caught thee, my heavenly jewel? Why, now let</div>
                     <div class="line">me die, for I have lived long enough: this is the</div>
                     <div class="line">period of my ambition: O this blessed hour!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">O sweet Sir John!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Ford, I cannot cog, I cannot prate,</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Ford. Now shall I sin in my wish: I would</div>
                     <div class="line">thy husband were dead: I'll speak it before the</div>
                     <div class="line">best lord; I would make thee my lady.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I your lady, Sir John! alas, I should be a pitiful lady!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Let the court of France show me such another. I see</div>
                     <div class="line">how thine eye would emulate the diamond: thou hast</div>
                     <div class="line">the right arched beauty of the brow that becomes the</div>
                     <div class="line">ship-tire, the tire-valiant, or any tire of</div>
                     <div class="line">Venetian admittance.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">A plain kerchief, Sir John: my brows become nothing</div>
                     <div class="line">else; nor that well neither.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">By the Lord, thou art a traitor to say so: thou</div>
                     <div class="line">wouldst make an absolute courtier; and the firm</div>
                     <div class="line">fixture of thy foot would give an excellent motion</div>
                     <div class="line">to thy gait in a semi-circled farthingale. I see</div>
                     <div class="line">what thou wert, if Fortune thy foe were not, Nature</div>
                     <div class="line">thy friend. Come, thou canst not hide it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe me, there is no such thing in me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">What made me love thee? let that persuade thee</div>
                     <div class="line">there's something extraordinary in thee. Come, I</div>
                     <div class="line">cannot cog and say thou art this and that, like a</div>
                     <div class="line">many of these lisping hawthorn-buds, that come like</div>
                     <div class="line">women in men's apparel, and smell like Bucklersbury</div>
                     <div class="line">in simple time; I cannot: but I love thee; none</div>
                     <div class="line">but thee; and thou deservest it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Do not betray me, sir. I fear you love Mistress Page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou mightst as well say I love to walk by the</div>
                     <div class="line">Counter-gate, which is as hateful to me as the reek</div>
                     <div class="line">of a lime-kiln.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, heaven knows how I love you; and you shall one</div>
                     <div class="line">day find it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Keep in that mind; I'll deserve it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, I must tell you, so you do; or else I could not</div>
                     <div class="line">be in that mind.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROBIN</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  Mistress Ford, Mistress Ford! here's</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Page at the door, sweating and blowing and</div>
                     <div class="line">looking wildly, and would needs speak with you presently.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">She shall not see me: I will ensconce me behind the arras.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, do so: she's a very tattling woman.</div>
                     <p>FALSTAFF hides himself</p>
                     <p>Re-enter MISTRESS PAGE and ROBIN</p>
                     <div class="line">What's the matter? how now!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">O Mistress Ford, what have you done? You're shamed,</div>
                     <div class="line">you're overthrown, you're undone for ever!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">What's the matter, good Mistress Page?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">O well-a-day, Mistress Ford! having an honest man</div>
                     <div class="line">to your husband, to give him such cause of suspicion!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">What cause of suspicion?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">What cause of suspicion! Out pon you! how am I</div>
                     <div class="line">mistook in you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, alas, what's the matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Your husband's coming hither, woman, with all the</div>
                     <div class="line">officers in Windsor, to search for a gentleman that</div>
                     <div class="line">he says is here now in the house by your consent, to</div>
                     <div class="line">take an ill advantage of his assence: you are undone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis not so, I hope.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray heaven it be not so, that you have such a man</div>
                     <div class="line">here! but 'tis most certain your husband's coming,</div>
                     <div class="line">with half Windsor at his heels, to search for such a</div>
                     <div class="line">one. I come before to tell you. If you know</div>
                     <div class="line">yourself clear, why, I am glad of it; but if you</div>
                     <div class="line">have a friend here convey, convey him out. Be not</div>
                     <div class="line">amazed; call all your senses to you; defend your</div>
                     <div class="line">reputation, or bid farewell to your good life for ever.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">What shall I do? There is a gentleman my dear</div>
                     <div class="line">friend; and I fear not mine own shame so much as his</div>
                     <div class="line">peril: I had rather than a thousand pound he were</div>
                     <div class="line">out of the house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">For shame! never stand 'you had rather' and 'you</div>
                     <div class="line">had rather:' your husband's here at hand, bethink</div>
                     <div class="line">you of some conveyance: in the house you cannot</div>
                     <div class="line">hide him. O, how have you deceived me! Look, here</div>
                     <div class="line">is a basket: if he be of any reasonable stature, he</div>
                     <div class="line">may creep in here; and throw foul linen upon him, as</div>
                     <div class="line">if it were going to bucking: or--it is whiting-time</div>
                     <div class="line">--send him by your two men to Datchet-mead.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">He's too big to go in there. What shall I do?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Coming forward</span>  Let me see't, let me see't, O, let</div>
                     <div class="line">me see't! I'll in, I'll in. Follow your friend's</div>
                     <div class="line">counsel. I'll in.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">What, Sir John Falstaff! Are these your letters, knight?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I love thee. Help me away. Let me creep in here.</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll never--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Gets into the basket; they cover him with foul linen</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Help to cover your master, boy. Call your men,</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Ford. You dissembling knight!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">What, John! Robert! John!</div>
                     <p>Exit ROBIN</p>
                     <p>Re-enter Servants</p>
                     <div class="line">Go take up these clothes here quickly. Where's the</div>
                     <div class="line">cowl-staff? look, how you drumble! Carry them to</div>
                     <div class="line">the laundress in Datchet-meat; quickly, come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FORD, PAGE, DOCTOR CAIUS, and SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, come near: if I suspect without cause,</div>
                     <div class="line">why then make sport at me; then let me be your jest;</div>
                     <div class="line">I deserve it. How now! whither bear you this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">To the laundress, forsooth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, what have you to do whither they bear it? You</div>
                     <div class="line">were best meddle with buck-washing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Buck! I would I could wash myself of the buck!</div>
                     <div class="line">Buck, buck, buck! Ay, buck; I warrant you, buck;</div>
                     <div class="line">and of the season too, it shall appear.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt Servants with the basket</p>
                     <div class="line">Gentlemen, I have dreamed to-night; I'll tell you my</div>
                     <div class="line">dream. Here, here, here be my keys: ascend my</div>
                     <div class="line">chambers; search, seek, find out: I'll warrant</div>
                     <div class="line">we'll unkennel the fox. Let me stop this way first.</div>
                     <p>Locking the door</p>
                     <div class="line">So, now uncape.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Good Master Ford, be contented: you wrong yourself too much.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">True, Master Page. Up, gentlemen: you shall see</div>
                     <div class="line">sport anon: follow me, gentlemen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">This is fery fantastical humours and jealousies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By gar, 'tis no the fashion of France; it is not</div>
                     <div class="line">jealous in France.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, follow him, gentlemen; see the issue of his search.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt PAGE, DOCTOR CAIUS, and SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Is there not a double excellency in this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I know not which pleases me better, that my husband</div>
                     <div class="line">is deceived, or Sir John.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">What a taking was he in when your husband asked who</div>
                     <div class="line">was in the basket!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I am half afraid he will have need of washing; so</div>
                     <div class="line">throwing him into the water will do him a benefit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang him, dishonest rascal! I would all of the same</div>
                     <div class="line">strain were in the same distress.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I think my husband hath some special suspicion of</div>
                     <div class="line">Falstaff's being here; for I never saw him so gross</div>
                     <div class="line">in his jealousy till now.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I will lay a plot to try that; and we will yet have</div>
                     <div class="line">more tricks with Falstaff: his dissolute disease will</div>
                     <div class="line">scarce obey this medicine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall we send that foolish carrion, Mistress</div>
                     <div class="line">Quickly, to him, and excuse his throwing into the</div>
                     <div class="line">water; and give him another hope, to betray him to</div>
                     <div class="line">another punishment?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">We will do it: let him be sent for to-morrow,</div>
                     <div class="line">eight o'clock, to have amends.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter FORD, PAGE, DOCTOR CAIUS, and
SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot find him: may be the knave bragged of that</div>
                     <div class="line">he could not compass.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to MISTRESS FORD</span>  Heard you that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">You use me well, Master Ford, do you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, I do so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven make you better than your thoughts!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Amen!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">You do yourself mighty wrong, Master Ford.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, ay; I must bear it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">If there be any pody in the house, and in the</div>
                     <div class="line">chambers, and in the coffers, and in the presses,</div>
                     <div class="line">heaven forgive my sins at the day of judgment!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By gar, nor I too: there is no bodies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, fie, Master Ford! are you not ashamed? What</div>
                     <div class="line">spirit, what devil suggests this imagination? I</div>
                     <div class="line">would not ha' your distemper in this kind for the</div>
                     <div class="line">wealth of Windsor Castle.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis my fault, Master Page: I suffer for it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">You suffer for a pad conscience: your wife is as</div>
                     <div class="line">honest a 'omans as I will desires among five</div>
                     <div class="line">thousand, and five hundred too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By gar, I see 'tis an honest woman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I promised you a dinner. Come, come, walk in</div>
                     <div class="line">the Park: I pray you, pardon me; I will hereafter</div>
                     <div class="line">make known to you why I have done this. Come,</div>
                     <div class="line">wife; come, Mistress Page. I pray you, pardon me;</div>
                     <div class="line">pray heartily, pardon me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's go in, gentlemen; but, trust me, we'll mock</div>
                     <div class="line">him. I do invite you to-morrow morning to my house</div>
                     <div class="line">to breakfast: after, we'll a-birding together; I</div>
                     <div class="line">have a fine hawk for the bush. Shall it be so?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Any thing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">If there is one, I shall make two in the company.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If dere be one or two, I shall make-a the turd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, go, Master Page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you now, remembrance tomorrow on the lousy</div>
                     <div class="line">knave, mine host.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Dat is good; by gar, with all my heart!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">A lousy knave, to have his gibes and his mockeries!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  A room in PAGE'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FENTON and ANNE PAGE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">I see I cannot get thy father's love;</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore no more turn me to him, sweet Nan.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, how then?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, thou must be thyself.</div>
                     <div class="line">He doth object I am too great of birth--,</div>
                     <div class="line">And that, my state being gall'd with my expense,</div>
                     <div class="line">I seek to heal it only by his wealth:</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides these, other bars he lays before me,</div>
                     <div class="line">My riots past, my wild societies;</div>
                     <div class="line">And tells me 'tis a thing impossible</div>
                     <div class="line">I should love thee but as a property.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">May be he tells you true.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">No, heaven so speed me in my time to come!</div>
                     <div class="line">Albeit I will confess thy father's wealth</div>
                     <div class="line">Was the first motive that I woo'd thee, Anne:</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet, wooing thee, I found thee of more value</div>
                     <div class="line">Than stamps in gold or sums in sealed bags;</div>
                     <div class="line">And 'tis the very riches of thyself</div>
                     <div class="line">That now I aim at.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Gentle Master Fenton,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet seek my father's love; still seek it, sir:</div>
                     <div class="line">If opportunity and humblest suit</div>
                     <div class="line">Cannot attain it, why, then,--hark you hither!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>They converse apart</p>
               <p>Enter SHALLOW, SLENDER, and MISTRESS QUICKLY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Break their talk, Mistress Quickly: my kinsman shall</div>
                     <div class="line">speak for himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll make a shaft or a bolt on't: 'slid, 'tis but</div>
                     <div class="line">venturing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Be not dismayed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">No, she shall not dismay me: I care not for that,</div>
                     <div class="line">but that I am afeard.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Hark ye; Master Slender would speak a word with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I come to him.</div>
                     <p>Aside</p>
                     <div class="line">This is my father's choice.</div>
                     <div class="line">O, what a world of vile ill-favor'd faults</div>
                     <div class="line">Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a-year!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">And how does good Master Fenton? Pray you, a word with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">She's coming; to her, coz. O boy, thou hadst a father!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I had a father, Mistress Anne; my uncle can tell you</div>
                     <div class="line">good jests of him. Pray you, uncle, tell Mistress</div>
                     <div class="line">Anne the jest, how my father stole two geese out of</div>
                     <div class="line">a pen, good uncle.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Anne, my cousin loves you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, that I do; as well as I love any woman in</div>
                     <div class="line">Gloucestershire.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">He will maintain you like a gentlewoman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, that I will, come cut and long-tail, under the</div>
                     <div class="line">degree of a squire.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">He will make you a hundred and fifty pounds jointure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Good Master Shallow, let him woo for himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, I thank you for it; I thank you for that good</div>
                     <div class="line">comfort. She calls you, coz: I'll leave you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, Master Slender,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, good Mistress Anne,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">What is your will?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">My will! 'od's heartlings, that's a pretty jest</div>
                     <div class="line">indeed! I ne'er made my will yet, I thank heaven; I</div>
                     <div class="line">am not such a sickly creature, I give heaven praise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I mean, Master Slender, what would you with me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly, for mine own part, I would little or nothing</div>
                     <div class="line">with you. Your father and my uncle hath made</div>
                     <div class="line">motions: if it be my luck, so; if not, happy man be</div>
                     <div class="line">his dole! They can tell you how things go better</div>
                     <div class="line">than I can: you may ask your father; here he comes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PAGE and MISTRESS PAGE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, Master Slender: love him, daughter Anne.</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, how now! what does Master Fenton here?</div>
                     <div class="line">You wrong me, sir, thus still to haunt my house:</div>
                     <div class="line">I told you, sir, my daughter is disposed of.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, Master Page, be not impatient.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Good Master Fenton, come not to my child.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">She is no match for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, will you hear me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">No, good Master Fenton.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, Master Shallow; come, son Slender, in.</div>
                     <div class="line">Knowing my mind, you wrong me, Master Fenton.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt PAGE, SHALLOW, and SLENDER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak to Mistress Page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">Good Mistress Page, for that I love your daughter</div>
                     <div class="line">In such a righteous fashion as I do,</div>
                     <div class="line">Perforce, against all cheques, rebukes and manners,</div>
                     <div class="line">I must advance the colours of my love</div>
                     <div class="line">And not retire: let me have your good will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Good mother, do not marry me to yond fool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I mean it not; I seek you a better husband.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">That's my master, master doctor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth</div>
                     <div class="line">And bowl'd to death with turnips!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, trouble not yourself. Good Master Fenton,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not be your friend nor enemy:</div>
                     <div class="line">My daughter will I question how she loves you,</div>
                     <div class="line">And as I find her, so am I affected.</div>
                     <div class="line">Till then farewell, sir: she must needs go in;</div>
                     <div class="line">Her father will be angry.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell, gentle mistress: farewell, Nan.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt MISTRESS PAGE and ANNE PAGE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">This is my doing, now: 'Nay,' said I, 'will you cast</div>
                     <div class="line">away your child on a fool, and a physician? Look on</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Fenton:' this is my doing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank thee; and I pray thee, once to-night</div>
                     <div class="line">Give my sweet Nan this ring: there's for thy pains.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Now heaven send thee good fortune!</div>
                     <p>Exit FENTON</p>
                     <div class="line">A kind heart he hath: a woman would run through</div>
                     <div class="line">fire and water for such a kind heart. But yet I</div>
                     <div class="line">would my master had Mistress Anne; or I would</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Slender had her; or, in sooth, I would Master</div>
                     <div class="line">Fenton had her; I will do what I can for them all</div>
                     <div class="line">three; for so I have promised, and I'll be as good</div>
                     <div class="line">as my word; but speciously for Master Fenton. Well,</div>
                     <div class="line">I must of another errand to Sir John Falstaff from</div>
                     <div class="line">my two mistresses: what a beast am I to slack it!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V.  A room in the Garter Inn.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FALSTAFF and BARDOLPH</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Bardolph, I say,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Go fetch me a quart of sack; put a toast in't.</div>
                     <p>Exit BARDOLPH</p>
                     <div class="line">Have I lived to be carried in a basket, like a</div>
                     <div class="line">barrow of butcher's offal, and to be thrown in the</div>
                     <div class="line">Thames? Well, if I be served such another trick,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll have my brains ta'en out and buttered, and give</div>
                     <div class="line">them to a dog for a new-year's gift. The rogues</div>
                     <div class="line">slighted me into the river with as little remorse as</div>
                     <div class="line">they would have drowned a blind bitch's puppies,</div>
                     <div class="line">fifteen i' the litter: and you may know by my size</div>
                     <div class="line">that I have a kind of alacrity in sinking; if the</div>
                     <div class="line">bottom were as deep as hell, I should down. I had</div>
                     <div class="line">been drowned, but that the shore was shelvy and</div>
                     <div class="line">shallow,--a death that I abhor; for the water swells</div>
                     <div class="line">a man; and what a thing should I have been when I</div>
                     <div class="line">had been swelled! I should have been a mountain of mummy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter BARDOLPH with sack</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's Mistress Quickly, sir, to speak with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me pour in some sack to the Thames water; for my</div>
                     <div class="line">belly's as cold as if I had swallowed snowballs for</div>
                     <div class="line">pills to cool the reins. Call her in.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">Come in, woman!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MISTRESS QUICKLY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">By your leave; I cry you mercy: give your worship</div>
                     <div class="line">good morrow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Take away these chalices. Go brew me a pottle of</div>
                     <div class="line">sack finely.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">With eggs, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Simple of itself; I'll no pullet-sperm in my brewage.</div>
                     <p>Exit BARDOLPH</p>
                     <div class="line">How now!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, sir, I come to your worship from Mistress Ford.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Ford! I have had ford enough; I was thrown</div>
                     <div class="line">into the ford; I have my belly full of ford.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas the day! good heart, that was not her fault:</div>
                     <div class="line">she does so take on with her men; they mistook their erection.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">So did I mine, to build upon a foolish woman's promise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, she laments, sir, for it, that it would yearn</div>
                     <div class="line">your heart to see it. Her husband goes this morning</div>
                     <div class="line">a-birding; she desires you once more to come to her</div>
                     <div class="line">between eight and nine: I must carry her word</div>
                     <div class="line">quickly: she'll make you amends, I warrant you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I will visit her: tell her so; and bid her</div>
                     <div class="line">think what a man is: let her consider his frailty,</div>
                     <div class="line">and then judge of my merit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">I will tell her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Do so. Between nine and ten, sayest thou?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Eight and nine, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, be gone: I will not miss her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace be with you, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I marvel I hear not of Master Brook; he sent me word</div>
                     <div class="line">to stay within: I like his money well. O, here he comes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FORD</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Bless you, sir!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, master Brook, you come to know what hath passed</div>
                     <div class="line">between me and Ford's wife?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">That, indeed, Sir John, is my business.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Brook, I will not lie to you: I was at her</div>
                     <div class="line">house the hour she appointed me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">And sped you, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Very ill-favoredly, Master Brook.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">How so, sir? Did she change her determination?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">No, Master Brook; but the peaking Cornuto her</div>
                     <div class="line">husband, Master Brook, dwelling in a continual</div>
                     <div class="line">'larum of jealousy, comes me in the instant of our</div>
                     <div class="line">encounter, after we had embraced, kissed, protested,</div>
                     <div class="line">and, as it were, spoke the prologue of our comedy;</div>
                     <div class="line">and at his heels a rabble of his companions, thither</div>
                     <div class="line">provoked and instigated by his distemper, and,</div>
                     <div class="line">forsooth, to search his house for his wife's love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">What, while you were there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">While I was there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">And did he search for you, and could not find you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall hear. As good luck would have it, comes</div>
                     <div class="line">in one Mistress Page; gives intelligence of Ford's</div>
                     <div class="line">approach; and, in her invention and Ford's wife's</div>
                     <div class="line">distraction, they conveyed me into a buck-basket.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">A buck-basket!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">By the Lord, a buck-basket! rammed me in with foul</div>
                     <div class="line">shirts and smocks, socks, foul stockings, greasy</div>
                     <div class="line">napkins; that, Master Brook, there was the rankest</div>
                     <div class="line">compound of villanous smell that ever offended nostril.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">And how long lay you there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, you shall hear, Master Brook, what I have</div>
                     <div class="line">suffered to bring this woman to evil for your good.</div>
                     <div class="line">Being thus crammed in the basket, a couple of Ford's</div>
                     <div class="line">knaves, his hinds, were called forth by their</div>
                     <div class="line">mistress to carry me in the name of foul clothes to</div>
                     <div class="line">Datchet-lane: they took me on their shoulders; met</div>
                     <div class="line">the jealous knave their master in the door, who</div>
                     <div class="line">asked them once or twice what they had in their</div>
                     <div class="line">basket: I quaked for fear, lest the lunatic knave</div>
                     <div class="line">would have searched it; but fate, ordaining he</div>
                     <div class="line">should be a cuckold, held his hand. Well: on went he</div>
                     <div class="line">for a search, and away went I for foul clothes. But</div>
                     <div class="line">mark the sequel, Master Brook: I suffered the pangs</div>
                     <div class="line">of three several deaths; first, an intolerable</div>
                     <div class="line">fright, to be detected with a jealous rotten</div>
                     <div class="line">bell-wether; next, to be compassed, like a good</div>
                     <div class="line">bilbo, in the circumference of a peck, hilt to</div>
                     <div class="line">point, heel to head; and then, to be stopped in,</div>
                     <div class="line">like a strong distillation, with stinking clothes</div>
                     <div class="line">that fretted in their own grease: think of that,--a</div>
                     <div class="line">man of my kidney,--think of that,--that am as subject</div>
                     <div class="line">to heat as butter; a man of continual dissolution</div>
                     <div class="line">and thaw: it was a miracle to scape suffocation.</div>
                     <div class="line">And in the height of this bath, when I was more than</div>
                     <div class="line">half stewed in grease, like a Dutch dish, to be</div>
                     <div class="line">thrown into the Thames, and cooled, glowing hot,</div>
                     <div class="line">in that surge, like a horse-shoe; think of</div>
                     <div class="line">that,--hissing hot,--think of that, Master Brook.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">In good sadness, I am sorry that for my sake you</div>
                     <div class="line">have sufferd all this. My suit then is desperate;</div>
                     <div class="line">you'll undertake her no more?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Brook, I will be thrown into Etna, as I have</div>
                     <div class="line">been into Thames, ere I will leave her thus. Her</div>
                     <div class="line">husband is this morning gone a-birding: I have</div>
                     <div class="line">received from her another embassy of meeting; 'twixt</div>
                     <div class="line">eight and nine is the hour, Master Brook.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis past eight already, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it? I will then address me to my appointment.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come to me at your convenient leisure, and you shall</div>
                     <div class="line">know how I speed; and the conclusion shall be</div>
                     <div class="line">crowned with your enjoying her. Adieu. You shall</div>
                     <div class="line">have her, Master Brook; Master Brook, you shall</div>
                     <div class="line">cuckold Ford.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Hum! ha! is this a vision? is this a dream? do I</div>
                     <div class="line">sleep? Master Ford awake! awake, Master Ford!</div>
                     <div class="line">there's a hole made in your best coat, Master Ford.</div>
                     <div class="line">This 'tis to be married! this 'tis to have linen</div>
                     <div class="line">and buck-baskets! Well, I will proclaim myself</div>
                     <div class="line">what I am: I will now take the lecher; he is at my</div>
                     <div class="line">house; he cannot 'scape me; 'tis impossible he</div>
                     <div class="line">should; he cannot creep into a halfpenny purse,</div>
                     <div class="line">nor into a pepper-box: but, lest the devil that</div>
                     <div class="line">guides him should aid him, I will search</div>
                     <div class="line">impossible places. Though what I am I cannot avoid,</div>
                     <div class="line">yet to be what I would not shall not make me tame:</div>
                     <div class="line">if I have horns to make one mad, let the proverb go</div>
                     <div class="line">with me: I'll be horn-mad.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.6">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 4. ACT IV</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  A street.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in FORD'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in FORD'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI.  Another room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  A street.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MISTRESS PAGE, MISTRESS QUICKLY, and
WILLIAM PAGE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Is he at Master Ford's already, think'st thou?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Sure he is by this, or will be presently: but,</div>
                     <div class="line">truly, he is very courageous mad about his throwing</div>
                     <div class="line">into the water. Mistress Ford desires you to come suddenly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll be with her by and by; I'll but bring my young</div>
                     <div class="line">man here to school. Look, where his master comes;</div>
                     <div class="line">'tis a playing-day, I see.</div>
                     <p>Enter SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
                     <div class="line">How now, Sir Hugh! no school to-day?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">No; Master Slender is let the boys leave to play.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Blessing of his heart!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir Hugh, my husband says my son profits nothing in</div>
                     <div class="line">the world at his book. I pray you, ask him some</div>
                     <div class="line">questions in his accidence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hither, William; hold up your head; come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Come on, sirrah; hold up your head; answer your</div>
                     <div class="line">master, be not afraid.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">William, how many numbers is in nouns?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">WILLIAM PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Two.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly, I thought there had been one number more,</div>
                     <div class="line">because they say, ''Od's nouns.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace your tattlings! What is 'fair,' William?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">WILLIAM PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Pulcher.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Polecats! there are fairer things than polecats, sure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">You are a very simplicity 'oman: I pray you peace.</div>
                     <div class="line">What is 'lapis,' William?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">WILLIAM PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">A stone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">And what is 'a stone,' William?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">WILLIAM PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">A pebble.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, it is 'lapis:' I pray you, remember in your prain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">WILLIAM PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Lapis.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">That is a good William. What is he, William, that</div>
                     <div class="line">does lend articles?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">WILLIAM PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Articles are borrowed of the pronoun, and be thus</div>
                     <div class="line">declined, Singulariter, nominativo, hic, haec, hoc.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nominativo, hig, hag, hog; pray you, mark:</div>
                     <div class="line">genitivo, hujus. Well, what is your accusative case?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">WILLIAM PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Accusativo, hinc.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, have your remembrance, child,</div>
                     <div class="line">accusative, hung, hang, hog.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">'Hang-hog' is Latin for bacon, I warrant you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Leave your prabbles, 'oman. What is the focative</div>
                     <div class="line">case, William?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">WILLIAM PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">O,--vocativo, O.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Remember, William; focative is caret.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">And that's a good root.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Oman, forbear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">What is your genitive case plural, William?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">WILLIAM PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Genitive case!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">WILLIAM PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Genitive,--horum, harum, horum.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Vengeance of Jenny's case! fie on her! never name</div>
                     <div class="line">her, child, if she be a whore.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">For shame, 'oman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">You do ill to teach the child such words: he</div>
                     <div class="line">teaches him to hick and to hack, which they'll do</div>
                     <div class="line">fast enough of themselves, and to call 'horum:' fie upon you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Oman, art thou lunatics? hast thou no</div>
                     <div class="line">understandings for thy cases and the numbers of the</div>
                     <div class="line">genders? Thou art as foolish Christian creatures as</div>
                     <div class="line">I would desires.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, hold thy peace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Show me now, William, some declensions of your pronouns.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">WILLIAM PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Forsooth, I have forgot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is qui, quae, quod: if you forget your 'quies,'</div>
                     <div class="line">your 'quaes,' and your 'quods,' you must be</div>
                     <div class="line">preeches. Go your ways, and play; go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">He is a better scholar than I thought he was.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">He is a good sprag memory. Farewell, Mistress Page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Adieu, good Sir Hugh.</div>
                     <p>Exit SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
                     <div class="line">Get you home, boy. Come, we stay too long.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  A room in FORD'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FALSTAFF and MISTRESS FORD</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Ford, your sorrow hath eaten up my</div>
                     <div class="line">sufferance. I see you are obsequious in your love,</div>
                     <div class="line">and I profess requital to a hair's breadth; not</div>
                     <div class="line">only, Mistress Ford, in the simple</div>
                     <div class="line">office of love, but in all the accoutrement,</div>
                     <div class="line">complement and ceremony of it. But are you</div>
                     <div class="line">sure of your husband now?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">He's a-birding, sweet Sir John.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  What, ho, gossip Ford! what, ho!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Step into the chamber, Sir John.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit FALSTAFF</p>
               <p>Enter MISTRESS PAGE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, sweetheart! who's at home besides yourself?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, none but mine own people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">No, certainly.</div>
                     <p>Aside to her</p>
                     <div class="line">Speak louder.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly, I am so glad you have nobody here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Why?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, woman, your husband is in his old lunes again:</div>
                     <div class="line">he so takes on yonder with my husband; so rails</div>
                     <div class="line">against all married mankind; so curses all Eve's</div>
                     <div class="line">daughters, of what complexion soever; and so buffets</div>
                     <div class="line">himself on the forehead, crying, 'Peer out, peer</div>
                     <div class="line">out!' that any madness I ever yet beheld seemed but</div>
                     <div class="line">tameness, civility and patience, to this his</div>
                     <div class="line">distemper he is in now: I am glad the fat knight is not here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, does he talk of him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Of none but him; and swears he was carried out, the</div>
                     <div class="line">last time he searched for him, in a basket; protests</div>
                     <div class="line">to my husband he is now here, and hath drawn him and</div>
                     <div class="line">the rest of their company from their sport, to make</div>
                     <div class="line">another experiment of his suspicion: but I am glad</div>
                     <div class="line">the knight is not here; now he shall see his own foolery.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">How near is he, Mistress Page?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Hard by; at street end; he will be here anon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I am undone! The knight is here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Why then you are utterly shamed, and he's but a dead</div>
                     <div class="line">man. What a woman are you!--Away with him, away</div>
                     <div class="line">with him! better shame than murder.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Which way should be go? how should I bestow him?</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I put him into the basket again?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter FALSTAFF</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I'll come no more i' the basket. May I not go</div>
                     <div class="line">out ere he come?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, three of Master Ford's brothers watch the door</div>
                     <div class="line">with pistols, that none shall issue out; otherwise</div>
                     <div class="line">you might slip away ere he came. But what make you here?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">What shall I do? I'll creep up into the chimney.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">There they always use to discharge their</div>
                     <div class="line">birding-pieces. Creep into the kiln-hole.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">He will seek there, on my word. Neither press,</div>
                     <div class="line">coffer, chest, trunk, well, vault, but he hath an</div>
                     <div class="line">abstract for the remembrance of such places, and</div>
                     <div class="line">goes to them by his note: there is no hiding you in the house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll go out then.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">If you go out in your own semblance, you die, Sir</div>
                     <div class="line">John. Unless you go out disguised--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">How might we disguise him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas the day, I know not! There is no woman's gown</div>
                     <div class="line">big enough for him otherwise he might put on a hat,</div>
                     <div class="line">a muffler and a kerchief, and so escape.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Good hearts, devise something: any extremity rather</div>
                     <div class="line">than a mischief.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">My maid's aunt, the fat woman of Brentford, has a</div>
                     <div class="line">gown above.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">On my word, it will serve him; she's as big as he</div>
                     <div class="line">is: and there's her thrummed hat and her muffler</div>
                     <div class="line">too. Run up, Sir John.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, go, sweet Sir John: Mistress Page and I will</div>
                     <div class="line">look some linen for your head.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Quick, quick! we'll come dress you straight: put</div>
                     <div class="line">on the gown the while.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit FALSTAFF</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I would my husband would meet him in this shape: he</div>
                     <div class="line">cannot abide the old woman of Brentford; he swears</div>
                     <div class="line">she's a witch; forbade her my house and hath</div>
                     <div class="line">threatened to beat her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven guide him to thy husband's cudgel, and the</div>
                     <div class="line">devil guide his cudgel afterwards!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">But is my husband coming?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Ah, in good sadness, is he; and talks of the basket</div>
                     <div class="line">too, howsoever he hath had intelligence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll try that; for I'll appoint my men to carry the</div>
                     <div class="line">basket again, to meet him at the door with it, as</div>
                     <div class="line">they did last time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but he'll be here presently: let's go dress him</div>
                     <div class="line">like the witch of Brentford.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll first direct my men what they shall do with the</div>
                     <div class="line">basket. Go up; I'll bring linen for him straight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang him, dishonest varlet! we cannot misuse him enough.</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll leave a proof, by that which we will do,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wives may be merry, and yet honest too:</div>
                     <div class="line">We do not act that often jest and laugh;</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis old, but true, Still swine eat all the draff.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <p>Re-enter MISTRESS FORD with two Servants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, sirs, take the basket again on your shoulders:</div>
                     <div class="line">your master is hard at door; if he bid you set it</div>
                     <div class="line">down, obey him: quickly, dispatch.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come, take it up.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray heaven it be not full of knight again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">I hope not; I had as lief bear so much lead.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FORD, PAGE, SHALLOW, DOCTOR CAIUS, and
SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, but if it prove true, Master Page, have you any</div>
                     <div class="line">way then to unfool me again? Set down the basket,</div>
                     <div class="line">villain! Somebody call my wife. Youth in a basket!</div>
                     <div class="line">O you panderly rascals! there's a knot, a ging, a</div>
                     <div class="line">pack, a conspiracy against me: now shall the devil</div>
                     <div class="line">be shamed. What, wife, I say! Come, come forth!</div>
                     <div class="line">Behold what honest clothes you send forth to bleaching!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, this passes, Master Ford; you are not to go</div>
                     <div class="line">loose any longer; you must be pinioned.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, this is lunatics! this is mad as a mad dog!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed, Master Ford, this is not well, indeed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">So say I too, sir.</div>
                     <p>Re-enter MISTRESS FORD</p>
                     <div class="line">Come hither, Mistress Ford; Mistress Ford the honest</div>
                     <div class="line">woman, the modest wife, the virtuous creature, that</div>
                     <div class="line">hath the jealous fool to her husband! I suspect</div>
                     <div class="line">without cause, mistress, do I?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven be my witness you do, if you suspect me in</div>
                     <div class="line">any dishonesty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Well said, brazen-face! hold it out. Come forth, sirrah!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Pulling clothes out of the basket</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">This passes!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you not ashamed? let the clothes alone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall find you anon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis unreasonable! Will you take up your wife's</div>
                     <div class="line">clothes? Come away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Empty the basket, I say!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, man, why?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Page, as I am a man, there was one conveyed</div>
                     <div class="line">out of my house yesterday in this basket: why may</div>
                     <div class="line">not he be there again? In my house I am sure he is:</div>
                     <div class="line">my intelligence is true; my jealousy is reasonable.</div>
                     <div class="line">Pluck me out all the linen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">If you find a man there, he shall die a flea's death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's no man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">By my fidelity, this is not well, Master Ford; this</div>
                     <div class="line">wrongs you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Ford, you must pray, and not follow the</div>
                     <div class="line">imaginations of your own heart: this is jealousies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, he's not here I seek for.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">No, nor nowhere else but in your brain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Help to search my house this one time. If I find</div>
                     <div class="line">not what I seek, show no colour for my extremity; let</div>
                     <div class="line">me for ever be your table-sport; let them say of</div>
                     <div class="line">me, 'As jealous as Ford, Chat searched a hollow</div>
                     <div class="line">walnut for his wife's leman.' Satisfy me once more;</div>
                     <div class="line">once more search with me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">What, ho, Mistress Page! come you and the old woman</div>
                     <div class="line">down; my husband will come into the chamber.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Old woman! what old woman's that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, it is my maid's aunt of Brentford.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">A witch, a quean, an old cozening quean! Have I not</div>
                     <div class="line">forbid her my house? She comes of errands, does</div>
                     <div class="line">she? We are simple men; we do not know what's</div>
                     <div class="line">brought to pass under the profession of</div>
                     <div class="line">fortune-telling. She works by charms, by spells,</div>
                     <div class="line">by the figure, and such daubery as this is, beyond</div>
                     <div class="line">our element we know nothing. Come down, you witch,</div>
                     <div class="line">you hag, you; come down, I say!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, good, sweet husband! Good gentlemen, let him</div>
                     <div class="line">not strike the old woman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter FALSTAFF in woman's clothes, and
MISTRESS PAGE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, Mother Prat; come, give me your hand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll prat her.</div>
                     <p>Beating him</p>
                     <div class="line">Out of my door, you witch, you hag, you baggage, you</div>
                     <div class="line">polecat, you runyon! out, out! I'll conjure you,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll fortune-tell you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit FALSTAFF</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you not ashamed? I think you have killed the</div>
                     <div class="line">poor woman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, he will do it. 'Tis a goodly credit for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang her, witch!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">By the yea and no, I think the 'oman is a witch</div>
                     <div class="line">indeed: I like not when a 'oman has a great peard;</div>
                     <div class="line">I spy a great peard under his muffler.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you follow, gentlemen? I beseech you, follow;</div>
                     <div class="line">see but the issue of my jealousy: if I cry out thus</div>
                     <div class="line">upon no trail, never trust me when I open again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's obey his humour a little further: come,</div>
                     <div class="line">gentlemen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt FORD, PAGE, SHALLOW, DOCTOR CAIUS, and
SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Trust me, he beat him most pitifully.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, by the mass, that he did not; he beat him most</div>
                     <div class="line">unpitifully, methought.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll have the cudgel hallowed and hung o'er the</div>
                     <div class="line">altar; it hath done meritorious service.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">What think you? may we, with the warrant of</div>
                     <div class="line">womanhood and the witness of a good conscience,</div>
                     <div class="line">pursue him with any further revenge?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">The spirit of wantonness is, sure, scared out of</div>
                     <div class="line">him: if the devil have him not in fee-simple, with</div>
                     <div class="line">fine and recovery, he will never, I think, in the</div>
                     <div class="line">way of waste, attempt us again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall we tell our husbands how we have served him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, by all means; if it be but to scrape the</div>
                     <div class="line">figures out of your husband's brains. If they can</div>
                     <div class="line">find in their hearts the poor unvirtuous fat knight</div>
                     <div class="line">shall be any further afflicted, we two will still be</div>
                     <div class="line">the ministers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll warrant they'll have him publicly shamed: and</div>
                     <div class="line">methinks there would be no period to the jest,</div>
                     <div class="line">should he not be publicly shamed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, to the forge with it then; shape it: I would</div>
                     <div class="line">not have things cool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  A room in the Garter Inn.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Host and BARDOLPH</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, the Germans desire to have three of your</div>
                     <div class="line">horses: the duke himself will be to-morrow at</div>
                     <div class="line">court, and they are going to meet him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">What duke should that be comes so secretly? I hear</div>
                     <div class="line">not of him in the court. Let me speak with the</div>
                     <div class="line">gentlemen: they speak English?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir; I'll call them to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">They shall have my horses; but I'll make them pay;</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll sauce them: they have had my house a week at</div>
                     <div class="line">command; I have turned away my other guests: they</div>
                     <div class="line">must come off; I'll sauce them. Come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  A room in FORD'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PAGE, FORD, MISTRESS PAGE, MISTRESS FORD,
and SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis one of the best discretions of a 'oman as ever</div>
                     <div class="line">I did look upon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">And did he send you both these letters at an instant?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Within a quarter of an hour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon me, wife. Henceforth do what thou wilt;</div>
                     <div class="line">I rather will suspect the sun with cold</div>
                     <div class="line">Than thee with wantonness: now doth thy honour stand</div>
                     <div class="line">In him that was of late an heretic,</div>
                     <div class="line">As firm as faith.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis well, 'tis well; no more:</div>
                     <div class="line">Be not as extreme in submission</div>
                     <div class="line">As in offence.</div>
                     <div class="line">But let our plot go forward: let our wives</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet once again, to make us public sport,</div>
                     <div class="line">Appoint a meeting with this old fat fellow,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where we may take him and disgrace him for it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">There is no better way than that they spoke of.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">How? to send him word they'll meet him in the park</div>
                     <div class="line">at midnight? Fie, fie! he'll never come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">You say he has been thrown in the rivers and has</div>
                     <div class="line">been grievously peaten as an old 'oman: methinks</div>
                     <div class="line">there should be terrors in him that he should not</div>
                     <div class="line">come; methinks his flesh is punished, he shall have</div>
                     <div class="line">no desires.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">So think I too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Devise but how you'll use him when he comes,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let us two devise to bring him thither.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">There is an old tale goes that Herne the hunter,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sometime a keeper here in Windsor forest,</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth all the winter-time, at still midnight,</div>
                     <div class="line">Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns;</div>
                     <div class="line">And there he blasts the tree and takes the cattle</div>
                     <div class="line">And makes milch-kine yield blood and shakes a chain</div>
                     <div class="line">In a most hideous and dreadful manner:</div>
                     <div class="line">You have heard of such a spirit, and well you know</div>
                     <div class="line">The superstitious idle-headed eld</div>
                     <div class="line">Received and did deliver to our age</div>
                     <div class="line">This tale of Herne the hunter for a truth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, yet there want not many that do fear</div>
                     <div class="line">In deep of night to walk by this Herne's oak:</div>
                     <div class="line">But what of this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, this is our device;</div>
                     <div class="line">That Falstaff at that oak shall meet with us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, let it not be doubted but he'll come:</div>
                     <div class="line">And in this shape when you have brought him thither,</div>
                     <div class="line">What shall be done with him? what is your plot?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">That likewise have we thought upon, and thus:</div>
                     <div class="line">Nan Page my daughter and my little son</div>
                     <div class="line">And three or four more of their growth we'll dress</div>
                     <div class="line">Like urchins, ouphes and fairies, green and white,</div>
                     <div class="line">With rounds of waxen tapers on their heads,</div>
                     <div class="line">And rattles in their hands: upon a sudden,</div>
                     <div class="line">As Falstaff, she and I, are newly met,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let them from forth a sawpit rush at once</div>
                     <div class="line">With some diffused song: upon their sight,</div>
                     <div class="line">We two in great amazedness will fly:</div>
                     <div class="line">Then let them all encircle him about</div>
                     <div class="line">And, fairy-like, to-pinch the unclean knight,</div>
                     <div class="line">And ask him why, that hour of fairy revel,</div>
                     <div class="line">In their so sacred paths he dares to tread</div>
                     <div class="line">In shape profane.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">And till he tell the truth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let the supposed fairies pinch him sound</div>
                     <div class="line">And burn him with their tapers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">The truth being known,</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll all present ourselves, dis-horn the spirit,</div>
                     <div class="line">And mock him home to Windsor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">The children must</div>
                     <div class="line">Be practised well to this, or they'll ne'er do't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">I will teach the children their behaviors; and I</div>
                     <div class="line">will be like a jack-an-apes also, to burn the</div>
                     <div class="line">knight with my taber.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">That will be excellent. I'll go and buy them vizards.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">My Nan shall be the queen of all the fairies,</div>
                     <div class="line">Finely attired in a robe of white.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">That silk will I go buy.</div>
                     <p>Aside</p>
                     <div class="line">And in that time</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall Master Slender steal my Nan away</div>
                     <div class="line">And marry her at Eton. Go send to Falstaff straight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay I'll to him again in name of Brook</div>
                     <div class="line">He'll tell me all his purpose: sure, he'll come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Fear not you that. Go get us properties</div>
                     <div class="line">And tricking for our fairies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let us about it: it is admirable pleasures and fery</div>
                     <div class="line">honest knaveries.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt PAGE, FORD, and SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, Mistress Ford,</div>
                     <div class="line">Send quickly to Sir John, to know his mind.</div>
                     <p>Exit MISTRESS FORD</p>
                     <div class="line">I'll to the doctor: he hath my good will,</div>
                     <div class="line">And none but he, to marry with Nan Page.</div>
                     <div class="line">That Slender, though well landed, is an idiot;</div>
                     <div class="line">And he my husband best of all affects.</div>
                     <div class="line">The doctor is well money'd, and his friends</div>
                     <div class="line">Potent at court: he, none but he, shall have her,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though twenty thousand worthier come to crave her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V.  A room in the Garter Inn.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Host and SIMPLE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">What wouldst thou have, boor? what: thick-skin?</div>
                     <div class="line">speak, breathe, discuss; brief, short, quick, snap.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, sir, I come to speak with Sir John Falstaff</div>
                     <div class="line">from Master Slender.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">There's his chamber, his house, his castle, his</div>
                     <div class="line">standing-bed and truckle-bed; 'tis painted about</div>
                     <div class="line">with the story of the Prodigal, fresh and new. Go</div>
                     <div class="line">knock and call; hell speak like an Anthropophaginian</div>
                     <div class="line">unto thee: knock, I say.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">There's an old woman, a fat woman, gone up into his</div>
                     <div class="line">chamber: I'll be so bold as stay, sir, till she come</div>
                     <div class="line">down; I come to speak with her, indeed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha! a fat woman! the knight may be robbed: I'll</div>
                     <div class="line">call. Bully knight! bully Sir John! speak from</div>
                     <div class="line">thy lungs military: art thou there? it is thine</div>
                     <div class="line">host, thine Ephesian, calls.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Above</span>  How now, mine host!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's a Bohemian-Tartar tarries the coming down of</div>
                     <div class="line">thy fat woman. Let her descend, bully, let her</div>
                     <div class="line">descend; my chambers are honourable: fie! privacy?</div>
                     <div class="line">fie!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FALSTAFF</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">There was, mine host, an old fat woman even now with</div>
                     <div class="line">me; but she's gone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, sir, was't not the wise woman of</div>
                     <div class="line">Brentford?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, marry, was it, mussel-shell: what would you with her?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">My master, sir, Master Slender, sent to her, seeing</div>
                     <div class="line">her go through the streets, to know, sir, whether</div>
                     <div class="line">one Nym, sir, that beguiled him of a chain, had the</div>
                     <div class="line">chain or no.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I spake with the old woman about it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">And what says she, I pray, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, she says that the very same man that</div>
                     <div class="line">beguiled Master Slender of his chain cozened him of</div>
                     <div class="line">it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">I would I could have spoken with the woman herself;</div>
                     <div class="line">I had other things to have spoken with her too from</div>
                     <div class="line">him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">What are they? let us know.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, come; quick.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">I may not conceal them, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Conceal them, or thou diest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, sir, they were nothing but about Mistress Anne</div>
                     <div class="line">Page; to know if it were my master's fortune to</div>
                     <div class="line">have her or no.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis, 'tis his fortune.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">What, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">To have her, or no. Go; say the woman told me so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">May I be bold to say so, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir; like who more bold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank your worship: I shall make my master glad</div>
                     <div class="line">with these tidings.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art clerkly, thou art clerkly, Sir John. Was</div>
                     <div class="line">there a wise woman with thee?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, that there was, mine host; one that hath taught</div>
                     <div class="line">me more wit than ever I learned before in my life;</div>
                     <div class="line">and I paid nothing for it neither, but was paid for</div>
                     <div class="line">my learning.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter BARDOLPH</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">Out, alas, sir! cozenage, mere cozenage!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Where be my horses? speak well of them, varletto.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                     <div class="line">Run away with the cozeners; for so soon as I came</div>
                     <div class="line">beyond Eton, they threw me off from behind one of</div>
                     <div class="line">them, in a slough of mire; and set spurs and away,</div>
                     <div class="line">like three German devils, three Doctor Faustuses.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">They are gone but to meet the duke, villain: do not</div>
                     <div class="line">say they be fled; Germans are honest men.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is mine host?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">What is the matter, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Have a care of your entertainments: there is a</div>
                     <div class="line">friend of mine come to town tells me there is three</div>
                     <div class="line">cozen-germans that has cozened all the hosts of</div>
                     <div class="line">Readins, of Maidenhead, of Colebrook, of horses and</div>
                     <div class="line">money. I tell you for good will, look you: you</div>
                     <div class="line">are wise and full of gibes and vlouting-stocks, and</div>
                     <div class="line">'tis not convenient you should be cozened. Fare you well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <p>Enter DOCTOR CAIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Vere is mine host de Jarteer?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, master doctor, in perplexity and doubtful dilemma.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot tell vat is dat: but it is tell-a me dat</div>
                     <div class="line">you make grand preparation for a duke de Jamany: by</div>
                     <div class="line">my trot, dere is no duke dat the court is know to</div>
                     <div class="line">come. I tell you for good vill: adieu.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Hue and cry, villain, go! Assist me, knight. I am</div>
                     <div class="line">undone! Fly, run, hue and cry, villain! I am undone!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Host and BARDOLPH</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I would all the world might be cozened; for I have</div>
                     <div class="line">been cozened and beaten too. If it should come to</div>
                     <div class="line">the ear of the court, how I have been transformed</div>
                     <div class="line">and how my transformation hath been washed and</div>
                     <div class="line">cudgelled, they would melt me out of my fat drop by</div>
                     <div class="line">drop and liquor fishermen's boots with me; I warrant</div>
                     <div class="line">they would whip me with their fine wits till I were</div>
                     <div class="line">as crest-fallen as a dried pear. I never prospered</div>
                     <div class="line">since I forswore myself at primero. Well, if my</div>
                     <div class="line">wind were but long enough to say my prayers, I would repent.</div>
                     <p>Enter MISTRESS QUICKLY</p>
                     <div class="line">Now, whence come you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">From the two parties, forsooth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">The devil take one party and his dam the other! and</div>
                     <div class="line">so they shall be both bestowed. I have suffered more</div>
                     <div class="line">for their sakes, more than the villanous inconstancy</div>
                     <div class="line">of man's disposition is able to bear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">And have not they suffered? Yes, I warrant;</div>
                     <div class="line">speciously one of them; Mistress Ford, good heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">is beaten black and blue, that you cannot see a</div>
                     <div class="line">white spot about her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">What tellest thou me of black and blue? I was</div>
                     <div class="line">beaten myself into all the colours of the rainbow;</div>
                     <div class="line">and I was like to be apprehended for the witch of</div>
                     <div class="line">Brentford: but that my admirable dexterity of wit,</div>
                     <div class="line">my counterfeiting the action of an old woman,</div>
                     <div class="line">delivered me, the knave constable had set me i' the</div>
                     <div class="line">stocks, i' the common stocks, for a witch.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, let me speak with you in your chamber: you</div>
                     <div class="line">shall hear how things go; and, I warrant, to your</div>
                     <div class="line">content. Here is a letter will say somewhat. Good</div>
                     <div class="line">hearts, what ado here is to bring you together!</div>
                     <div class="line">Sure, one of you does not serve heaven well, that</div>
                     <div class="line">you are so crossed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Come up into my chamber.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.7">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>6. SCENE VI.  Another room in the Garter Inn.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FENTON and Host</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Fenton, talk not to me; my mind is heavy: I</div>
                     <div class="line">will give over all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet hear me speak. Assist me in my purpose,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, as I am a gentleman, I'll give thee</div>
                     <div class="line">A hundred pound in gold more than your loss.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">I will hear you, Master Fenton; and I will at the</div>
                     <div class="line">least keep your counsel.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">From time to time I have acquainted you</div>
                     <div class="line">With the dear love I bear to fair Anne Page;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who mutually hath answer'd my affection,</div>
                     <div class="line">So far forth as herself might be her chooser,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even to my wish: I have a letter from her</div>
                     <div class="line">Of such contents as you will wonder at;</div>
                     <div class="line">The mirth whereof so larded with my matter,</div>
                     <div class="line">That neither singly can be manifested,</div>
                     <div class="line">Without the show of both; fat Falstaff</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath a great scene: the image of the jest</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll show you here at large. Hark, good mine host.</div>
                     <div class="line">To-night at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and one,</div>
                     <div class="line">Must my sweet Nan present the Fairy Queen;</div>
                     <div class="line">The purpose why, is here: in which disguise,</div>
                     <div class="line">While other jests are something rank on foot,</div>
                     <div class="line">Her father hath commanded her to slip</div>
                     <div class="line">Away with Slender and with him at Eton</div>
                     <div class="line">Immediately to marry: she hath consented: Now, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Her mother, ever strong against that match</div>
                     <div class="line">And firm for Doctor Caius, hath appointed</div>
                     <div class="line">That he shall likewise shuffle her away,</div>
                     <div class="line">While other sports are tasking of their minds,</div>
                     <div class="line">And at the deanery, where a priest attends,</div>
                     <div class="line">Straight marry her: to this her mother's plot</div>
                     <div class="line">She seemingly obedient likewise hath</div>
                     <div class="line">Made promise to the doctor. Now, thus it rests:</div>
                     <div class="line">Her father means she shall be all in white,</div>
                     <div class="line">And in that habit, when Slender sees his time</div>
                     <div class="line">To take her by the hand and bid her go,</div>
                     <div class="line">She shall go with him: her mother hath intended,</div>
                     <div class="line">The better to denote her to the doctor,</div>
                     <div class="line">For they must all be mask'd and vizarded,</div>
                     <div class="line">That quaint in green she shall be loose enrobed,</div>
                     <div class="line">With ribands pendent, flaring 'bout her head;</div>
                     <div class="line">And when the doctor spies his vantage ripe,</div>
                     <div class="line">To pinch her by the hand, and, on that token,</div>
                     <div class="line">The maid hath given consent to go with him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Which means she to deceive, father or mother?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">Both, my good host, to go along with me:</div>
                     <div class="line">And here it rests, that you'll procure the vicar</div>
                     <div class="line">To stay for me at church 'twixt twelve and one,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, in the lawful name of marrying,</div>
                     <div class="line">To give our hearts united ceremony.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, husband your device; I'll to the vicar:</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring you the maid, you shall not lack a priest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">So shall I evermore be bound to thee;</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides, I'll make a present recompense.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.7">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 5. ACT V</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II.  Windsor Park.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE III.  A street leading to the Park.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.5">4. SCENE IV.  Windsor Park.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.6">5. SCENE V.  Another part of the Park.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  A room in the Garter Inn.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FALSTAFF and MISTRESS QUICKLY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, no more prattling; go. I'll hold. This is</div>
                     <div class="line">the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd</div>
                     <div class="line">numbers. Away I go. They say there is divinity in</div>
                     <div class="line">odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. Away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll provide you a chain; and I'll do what I can to</div>
                     <div class="line">get you a pair of horns.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Away, I say; time wears: hold up your head, and mince.</div>
                     <p>Exit MISTRESS QUICKLY</p>
                     <p>Enter FORD</p>
                     <div class="line">How now, Master Brook! Master Brook, the matter</div>
                     <div class="line">will be known to-night, or never. Be you in the</div>
                     <div class="line">Park about midnight, at Herne's oak, and you shall</div>
                     <div class="line">see wonders.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Went you not to her yesterday, sir, as you told me</div>
                     <div class="line">you had appointed?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I went to her, Master Brook, as you see, like a poor</div>
                     <div class="line">old man: but I came from her, Master Brook, like a</div>
                     <div class="line">poor old woman. That same knave Ford, her husband,</div>
                     <div class="line">hath the finest mad devil of jealousy in him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Brook, that ever governed frenzy. I will tell</div>
                     <div class="line">you: he beat me grievously, in the shape of a</div>
                     <div class="line">woman; for in the shape of man, Master Brook, I fear</div>
                     <div class="line">not Goliath with a weaver's beam; because I know</div>
                     <div class="line">also life is a shuttle. I am in haste; go along</div>
                     <div class="line">with me: I'll tell you all, Master Brook. Since I</div>
                     <div class="line">plucked geese, played truant and whipped top, I knew</div>
                     <div class="line">not what 'twas to be beaten till lately. Follow</div>
                     <div class="line">me: I'll tell you strange things of this knave</div>
                     <div class="line">Ford, on whom to-night I will be revenged, and I</div>
                     <div class="line">will deliver his wife into your hand. Follow.</div>
                     <div class="line">Strange things in hand, Master Brook! Follow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  Windsor Park.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PAGE, SHALLOW, and SLENDER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come; we'll couch i' the castle-ditch till we</div>
                     <div class="line">see the light of our fairies. Remember, son Slender,</div>
                     <div class="line">my daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, forsooth; I have spoke with her and we have a</div>
                     <div class="line">nay-word how to know one another: I come to her in</div>
                     <div class="line">white, and cry 'mum;' she cries 'budget;' and by</div>
                     <div class="line">that we know one another.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                     <div class="line">That's good too: but what needs either your 'mum'</div>
                     <div class="line">or her 'budget?' the white will decipher her well</div>
                     <div class="line">enough. It hath struck ten o'clock.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">The night is dark; light and spirits will become it</div>
                     <div class="line">well. Heaven prosper our sport! No man means evil</div>
                     <div class="line">but the devil, and we shall know him by his horns.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's away; follow me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  A street leading to the Park.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MISTRESS PAGE, MISTRESS FORD, and
DOCTOR CAIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Master doctor, my daughter is in green: when you</div>
                     <div class="line">see your time, take her by the band, away with her</div>
                     <div class="line">to the deanery, and dispatch it quickly. Go before</div>
                     <div class="line">into the Park: we two must go together.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I know vat I have to do. Adieu.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Fare you well, sir.</div>
                     <p>Exit DOCTOR CAIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">My husband will not rejoice so much at the abuse of</div>
                     <div class="line">Falstaff as he will chafe at the doctor's marrying</div>
                     <div class="line">my daughter: but 'tis no matter; better a little</div>
                     <div class="line">chiding than a great deal of heart-break.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is Nan now and her troop of fairies, and the</div>
                     <div class="line">Welsh devil Hugh?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">They are all couched in a pit hard by Herne's oak,</div>
                     <div class="line">with obscured lights; which, at the very instant of</div>
                     <div class="line">Falstaff's and our meeting, they will at once</div>
                     <div class="line">display to the night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">That cannot choose but amaze him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">If he be not amazed, he will be mocked; if he be</div>
                     <div class="line">amazed, he will every way be mocked.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll betray him finely.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Against such lewdsters and their lechery</div>
                     <div class="line">Those that betray them do no treachery.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">The hour draws on. To the oak, to the oak!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  Windsor Park.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SIR HUGH EVANS, disguised, with others as Fairies</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Trib, trib, fairies; come; and remember your parts:</div>
                     <div class="line">be pold, I pray you; follow me into the pit; and</div>
                     <div class="line">when I give the watch-'ords, do as I pid you:</div>
                     <div class="line">come, come; trib, trib.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V.  Another part of the Park.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FALSTAFF disguised as Herne</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">The Windsor bell hath struck twelve; the minute</div>
                     <div class="line">draws on. Now, the hot-blooded gods assist me!</div>
                     <div class="line">Remember, Jove, thou wast a bull for thy Europa; love</div>
                     <div class="line">set on thy horns. O powerful love! that, in some</div>
                     <div class="line">respects, makes a beast a man, in some other, a man</div>
                     <div class="line">a beast. You were also, Jupiter, a swan for the love</div>
                     <div class="line">of Leda. O omnipotent Love! how near the god drew</div>
                     <div class="line">to the complexion of a goose! A fault done first in</div>
                     <div class="line">the form of a beast. O Jove, a beastly fault! And</div>
                     <div class="line">then another fault in the semblance of a fowl; think</div>
                     <div class="line">on 't, Jove; a foul fault! When gods have hot</div>
                     <div class="line">backs, what shall poor men do? For me, I am here a</div>
                     <div class="line">Windsor stag; and the fattest, I think, i' the</div>
                     <div class="line">forest. Send me a cool rut-time, Jove, or who can</div>
                     <div class="line">blame me to piss my tallow? Who comes here? my</div>
                     <div class="line">doe?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MISTRESS FORD and MISTRESS PAGE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir John! art thou there, my deer? my male deer?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">My doe with the black scut! Let the sky rain</div>
                     <div class="line">potatoes; let it thunder to the tune of Green</div>
                     <div class="line">Sleeves, hail kissing-comfits and snow eringoes; let</div>
                     <div class="line">there come a tempest of provocation, I will shelter me here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Page is come with me, sweetheart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Divide me like a bribe buck, each a haunch: I will</div>
                     <div class="line">keep my sides to myself, my shoulders for the fellow</div>
                     <div class="line">of this walk, and my horns I bequeath your husbands.</div>
                     <div class="line">Am I a woodman, ha? Speak I like Herne the hunter?</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, now is Cupid a child of conscience; he makes</div>
                     <div class="line">restitution. As I am a true spirit, welcome!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Noise within</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, what noise?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven forgive our sins</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">What should this be?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Away, away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>They run off</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I think the devil will not have me damned, lest the</div>
                     <div class="line">oil that's in me should set hell on fire; he would</div>
                     <div class="line">never else cross me thus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SIR HUGH EVANS, disguised as before; PISTOL,
as Hobgoblin; MISTRESS QUICKLY, ANNE PAGE, and
others, as Fairies, with tapers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Fairies, black, grey, green, and white,</div>
                     <div class="line">You moonshine revellers and shades of night,</div>
                     <div class="line">You orphan heirs of fixed destiny,</div>
                     <div class="line">Attend your office and your quality.</div>
                     <div class="line">Crier Hobgoblin, make the fairy oyes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Elves, list your names; silence, you airy toys.</div>
                     <div class="line">Cricket, to Windsor chimneys shalt thou leap:</div>
                     <div class="line">Where fires thou find'st unraked and hearths unswept,</div>
                     <div class="line">There pinch the maids as blue as bilberry:</div>
                     <div class="line">Our radiant queen hates sluts and sluttery.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">They are fairies; he that speaks to them shall die:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll wink and couch: no man their works must eye.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Lies down upon his face</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where's Bede? Go you, and where you find a maid</div>
                     <div class="line">That, ere she sleep, has thrice her prayers said,</div>
                     <div class="line">Raise up the organs of her fantasy;</div>
                     <div class="line">Sleep she as sound as careless infancy:</div>
                     <div class="line">But those as sleep and think not on their sins,</div>
                     <div class="line">Pinch them, arms, legs, backs, shoulders, sides and shins.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">About, about;</div>
                     <div class="line">Search Windsor Castle, elves, within and out:</div>
                     <div class="line">Strew good luck, ouphes, on every sacred room:</div>
                     <div class="line">That it may stand till the perpetual doom,</div>
                     <div class="line">In state as wholesome as in state 'tis fit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Worthy the owner, and the owner it.</div>
                     <div class="line">The several chairs of order look you scour</div>
                     <div class="line">With juice of balm and every precious flower:</div>
                     <div class="line">Each fair instalment, coat, and several crest,</div>
                     <div class="line">With loyal blazon, evermore be blest!</div>
                     <div class="line">And nightly, meadow-fairies, look you sing,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like to the Garter's compass, in a ring:</div>
                     <div class="line">The expressure that it bears, green let it be,</div>
                     <div class="line">More fertile-fresh than all the field to see;</div>
                     <div class="line">And 'Honi soit qui mal y pense' write</div>
                     <div class="line">In emerald tufts, flowers purple, blue and white;</div>
                     <div class="line">Let sapphire, pearl and rich embroidery,</div>
                     <div class="line">Buckled below fair knighthood's bending knee:</div>
                     <div class="line">Fairies use flowers for their charactery.</div>
                     <div class="line">Away; disperse: but till 'tis one o'clock,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our dance of custom round about the oak</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Herne the hunter, let us not forget.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, lock hand in hand; yourselves in order set</div>
                     <div class="line">And twenty glow-worms shall our lanterns be,</div>
                     <div class="line">To guide our measure round about the tree.</div>
                     <div class="line">But, stay; I smell a man of middle-earth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Heavens defend me from that Welsh fairy, lest he</div>
                     <div class="line">transform me to a piece of cheese!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">Vile worm, thou wast o'erlook'd even in thy birth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">With trial-fire touch me his finger-end:</div>
                     <div class="line">If he be chaste, the flame will back descend</div>
                     <div class="line">And turn him to no pain; but if he start,</div>
                     <div class="line">It is the flesh of a corrupted heart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                     <div class="line">A trial, come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, will this wood take fire?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>They burn him with their tapers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Oh, Oh, Oh!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                     <div class="line">Corrupt, corrupt, and tainted in desire!</div>
                     <div class="line">About him, fairies; sing a scornful rhyme;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, as you trip, still pinch him to your time.</div>
                     <h3 class="bridgehead">SONG.</h3>
                     <div class="line">Fie on sinful fantasy!</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie on lust and luxury!</div>
                     <div class="line">Lust is but a bloody fire,</div>
                     <div class="line">Kindled with unchaste desire,</div>
                     <div class="line">Fed in heart, whose flames aspire</div>
                     <div class="line">As thoughts do blow them, higher and higher.</div>
                     <div class="line">Pinch him, fairies, mutually;</div>
                     <div class="line">Pinch him for his villany;</div>
                     <div class="line">Pinch him, and burn him, and turn him about,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till candles and starlight and moonshine be out.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>During this song they pinch FALSTAFF. DOCTOR CAIUS
comes one way, and steals away a boy in green;
SLENDER another way, and takes off a boy in white;
and FENTON comes and steals away ANN PAGE.
A noise of hunting is heard within. All the
Fairies run away. FALSTAFF pulls off his buck's
head, and rises</p>
               <p>Enter PAGE, FORD, MISTRESS PAGE, and MISTRESS FORD</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, do not fly; I think we have watch'd you now</div>
                     <div class="line">Will none but Herne the hunter serve your turn?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, come, hold up the jest no higher</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, good Sir John, how like you Windsor wives?</div>
                     <div class="line">See you these, husband? do not these fair yokes</div>
                     <div class="line">Become the forest better than the town?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, sir, who's a cuckold now? Master Brook,</div>
                     <div class="line">Falstaff's a knave, a cuckoldly knave; here are his</div>
                     <div class="line">horns, Master Brook: and, Master Brook, he hath</div>
                     <div class="line">enjoyed nothing of Ford's but his buck-basket, his</div>
                     <div class="line">cudgel, and twenty pounds of money, which must be</div>
                     <div class="line">paid to Master Brook; his horses are arrested for</div>
                     <div class="line">it, Master Brook.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir John, we have had ill luck; we could never meet.</div>
                     <div class="line">I will never take you for my love again; but I will</div>
                     <div class="line">always count you my deer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I do begin to perceive that I am made an ass.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and an ox too: both the proofs are extant.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">And these are not fairies? I was three or four</div>
                     <div class="line">times in the thought they were not fairies: and yet</div>
                     <div class="line">the guiltiness of my mind, the sudden surprise of my</div>
                     <div class="line">powers, drove the grossness of the foppery into a</div>
                     <div class="line">received belief, in despite of the teeth of all</div>
                     <div class="line">rhyme and reason, that they were fairies. See now</div>
                     <div class="line">how wit may be made a Jack-a-Lent, when 'tis upon</div>
                     <div class="line">ill employment!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir John Falstaff, serve Got, and leave your</div>
                     <div class="line">desires, and fairies will not pinse you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Well said, fairy Hugh.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">And leave your jealousies too, I pray you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">I will never mistrust my wife again till thou art</div>
                     <div class="line">able to woo her in good English.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Have I laid my brain in the sun and dried it, that</div>
                     <div class="line">it wants matter to prevent so gross o'erreaching as</div>
                     <div class="line">this? Am I ridden with a Welsh goat too? shall I</div>
                     <div class="line">have a coxcomb of frize? 'Tis time I were choked</div>
                     <div class="line">with a piece of toasted cheese.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">Seese is not good to give putter; your belly is all putter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">'Seese' and 'putter'! have I lived to stand at the</div>
                     <div class="line">taunt of one that makes fritters of English? This</div>
                     <div class="line">is enough to be the decay of lust and late-walking</div>
                     <div class="line">through the realm.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Why Sir John, do you think, though we would have the</div>
                     <div class="line">virtue out of our hearts by the head and shoulders</div>
                     <div class="line">and have given ourselves without scruple to hell,</div>
                     <div class="line">that ever the devil could have made you our delight?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">What, a hodge-pudding? a bag of flax?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">A puffed man?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Old, cold, withered and of intolerable entrails?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">And one that is as slanderous as Satan?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">And as poor as Job?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">And as wicked as his wife?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                     <div class="line">And given to fornications, and to taverns and sack</div>
                     <div class="line">and wine and metheglins, and to drinkings and</div>
                     <div class="line">swearings and starings, pribbles and prabbles?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I am your theme: you have the start of me; I</div>
                     <div class="line">am dejected; I am not able to answer the Welsh</div>
                     <div class="line">flannel; ignorance itself is a plummet o'er me: use</div>
                     <div class="line">me as you will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, sir, we'll bring you to Windsor, to one</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Brook, that you have cozened of money, to</div>
                     <div class="line">whom you should have been a pander: over and above</div>
                     <div class="line">that you have suffered, I think to repay that money</div>
                     <div class="line">will be a biting affliction.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet be cheerful, knight: thou shalt eat a posset</div>
                     <div class="line">to-night at my house; where I will desire thee to</div>
                     <div class="line">laugh at my wife, that now laughs at thee: tell her</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Slender hath married her daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Doctors doubt that: if Anne Page be my</div>
                     <div class="line">daughter, she is, by this, Doctor Caius' wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SLENDER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Whoa ho! ho, father Page!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Son, how now! how now, son! have you dispatched?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">Dispatched! I'll make the best in Gloucestershire</div>
                     <div class="line">know on't; would I were hanged, la, else.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Of what, son?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I came yonder at Eton to marry Mistress Anne Page,</div>
                     <div class="line">and she's a great lubberly boy. If it had not been</div>
                     <div class="line">i' the church, I would have swinged him, or he</div>
                     <div class="line">should have swinged me. If I did not think it had</div>
                     <div class="line">been Anne Page, would I might never stir!--and 'tis</div>
                     <div class="line">a postmaster's boy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon my life, then, you took the wrong.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">What need you tell me that? I think so, when I took</div>
                     <div class="line">a boy for a girl. If I had been married to him, for</div>
                     <div class="line">all he was in woman's apparel, I would not have had</div>
                     <div class="line">him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, this is your own folly. Did not I tell you how</div>
                     <div class="line">you should know my daughter by her garments?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                     <div class="line">I went to her in white, and cried 'mum,' and she</div>
                     <div class="line">cried 'budget,' as Anne and I had appointed; and yet</div>
                     <div class="line">it was not Anne, but a postmaster's boy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Good George, be not angry: I knew of your purpose;</div>
                     <div class="line">turned my daughter into green; and, indeed, she is</div>
                     <div class="line">now with the doctor at the deanery, and there married.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter DOCTOR CAIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Vere is Mistress Page? By gar, I am cozened: I ha'</div>
                     <div class="line">married un garcon, a boy; un paysan, by gar, a boy;</div>
                     <div class="line">it is not Anne Page: by gar, I am cozened.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, did you take her in green?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, by gar, and 'tis a boy: by gar, I'll raise all Windsor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">This is strange. Who hath got the right Anne?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">My heart misgives me: here comes Master Fenton.</div>
                     <p>Enter FENTON and ANNE PAGE</p>
                     <div class="line">How now, Master Fenton!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon, good father! good my mother, pardon!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, mistress, how chance you went not with Master Slender?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Why went you not with master doctor, maid?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                     <div class="line">You do amaze her: hear the truth of it.</div>
                     <div class="line">You would have married her most shamefully,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where there was no proportion held in love.</div>
                     <div class="line">The truth is, she and I, long since contracted,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are now so sure that nothing can dissolve us.</div>
                     <div class="line">The offence is holy that she hath committed;</div>
                     <div class="line">And this deceit loses the name of craft,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of disobedience, or unduteous title,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since therein she doth evitate and shun</div>
                     <div class="line">A thousand irreligious cursed hours,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which forced marriage would have brought upon her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Stand not amazed; here is no remedy:</div>
                     <div class="line">In love the heavens themselves do guide the state;</div>
                     <div class="line">Money buys lands, and wives are sold by fate.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">I am glad, though you have ta'en a special stand to</div>
                     <div class="line">strike at me, that your arrow hath glanced.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, what remedy? Fenton, heaven give thee joy!</div>
                     <div class="line">What cannot be eschew'd must be embraced.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                     <div class="line">When night-dogs run, all sorts of deer are chased.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I will muse no further. Master Fenton,</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven give you many, many merry days!</div>
                     <div class="line">Good husband, let us every one go home,</div>
                     <div class="line">And laugh this sport o'er by a country fire;</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir John and all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FORD</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it be so. Sir John,</div>
                     <div class="line">To Master Brook you yet shall hold your word</div>
                     <div class="line">For he tonight shall lie with Mistress Ford.</div>
                  </div>
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            <h1>The Merry Wives of Windsor</h1>
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            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Windsor. Before PAGE's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  The same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in DOCTOR CAIUS' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  Before PAGE'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  A field near Windsor.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  A field near Frogmore.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in FORD'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in PAGE'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  A street.</a>
                           </span>
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                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in FORD'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in FORD'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI.  Another room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II.  Windsor Park.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE III.  A street leading to the Park.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.5">4. SCENE IV.  Windsor Park.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.6">5. SCENE V.  Another part of the Park.</a>
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            <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
               <header class="preface-titlepage">
                  <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="content">
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">SIR JOHN FALSTAFF</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">FENTON, a gentleman.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">SHALLOW, a country justice.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">SLENDER, cousin to Shallow.</span>
                  </p>
                  <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
                     <tr>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">FORD</span>
                              <span class="personname">PAGE</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">two gentlemen dwelling at Windsor.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">WILLIAM PAGE, a boy, son to Page.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">SIR HUGH EVANS, a Welsh parson.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">DOCTOR CAIUS, a French physician.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Host of the Garter Inn. </span>
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                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">BARDOLPH</span>
                              <span class="personname">PISTOL</span>
                              <span class="personname">NYM</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">sharpers attending on Falstaff.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">ROBIN, page to Falstaff.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">SIMPLE, servant to Slender.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">RUGBY, servant to Doctor Caius.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">MISTRESS FORD</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">MISTRESS PAGE</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">ANNE PAGE, her daughter.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">MISTRESS QUICKLY, servant to Doctor Caius.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Servants to Page, Ford, &c.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>SCENE  Windsor, and the neighbourhood.</p>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Windsor. Before PAGE's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  The same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in DOCTOR CAIUS' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. SCENE I.  Windsor. Before PAGE's house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter SHALLOW, SLENDER, and SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir Hugh, persuade me not; I will make a Star-</div>
                              <div class="line">chamber matter of it: if he were twenty Sir John</div>
                              <div class="line">Falstaffs, he shall not abuse Robert Shallow, esquire.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">In the county of Gloucester, justice of peace and</div>
                              <div class="line">'Coram.'</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, cousin Slender, and 'Custalourum.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, and 'Rato-lorum' too; and a gentleman born,</div>
                              <div class="line">master parson; who writes himself 'Armigero,' in any</div>
                              <div class="line">bill, warrant, quittance, or obligation, 'Armigero.'</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, that I do; and have done any time these three</div>
                              <div class="line">hundred years.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">All his successors gone before him hath done't; and</div>
                              <div class="line">all his ancestors that come after him may: they may</div>
                              <div class="line">give the dozen white luces in their coat.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">It is an old coat.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">The dozen white louses do become an old coat well;</div>
                              <div class="line">it agrees well, passant; it is a familiar beast to</div>
                              <div class="line">man, and signifies love.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">The luce is the fresh fish; the salt fish is an old coat.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">I may quarter, coz.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">You may, by marrying.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">It is marring indeed, if he quarter it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Not a whit.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes, py'r lady; if he has a quarter of your coat,</div>
                              <div class="line">there is but three skirts for yourself, in my</div>
                              <div class="line">simple conjectures: but that is all one. If Sir</div>
                              <div class="line">John Falstaff have committed disparagements unto</div>
                              <div class="line">you, I am of the church, and will be glad to do my</div>
                              <div class="line">benevolence to make atonements and compremises</div>
                              <div class="line">between you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">The council shall bear it; it is a riot.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">It is not meet the council hear a riot; there is no</div>
                              <div class="line">fear of Got in a riot: the council, look you, shall</div>
                              <div class="line">desire to hear the fear of Got, and not to hear a</div>
                              <div class="line">riot; take your vizaments in that.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Ha! o' my life, if I were young again, the sword</div>
                              <div class="line">should end it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">It is petter that friends is the sword, and end it:</div>
                              <div class="line">and there is also another device in my prain, which</div>
                              <div class="line">peradventure prings goot discretions with it: there</div>
                              <div class="line">is Anne Page, which is daughter to Master Thomas</div>
                              <div class="line">Page, which is pretty virginity.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Mistress Anne Page? She has brown hair, and speaks</div>
                              <div class="line">small like a woman.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">It is that fery person for all the orld, as just as</div>
                              <div class="line">you will desire; and seven hundred pounds of moneys,</div>
                              <div class="line">and gold and silver, is her grandsire upon his</div>
                              <div class="line">death's-bed--Got deliver to a joyful resurrections!</div>
                              <div class="line">--give, when she is able to overtake seventeen years</div>
                              <div class="line">old: it were a goot motion if we leave our pribbles</div>
                              <div class="line">and prabbles, and desire a marriage between Master</div>
                              <div class="line">Abraham and Mistress Anne Page.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Did her grandsire leave her seven hundred pound?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, and her father is make her a petter penny.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">I know the young gentlewoman; she has good gifts.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Seven hundred pounds and possibilities is goot gifts.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, let us see honest Master Page. Is Falstaff there?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Shall I tell you a lie? I do despise a liar as I do</div>
                              <div class="line">despise one that is false, or as I despise one that</div>
                              <div class="line">is not true. The knight, Sir John, is there; and, I</div>
                              <div class="line">beseech you, be ruled by your well-willers. I will</div>
                              <div class="line">peat the door for Master Page.</div>
                              <p>Knocks</p>
                              <div class="line">What, hoa! Got pless your house here!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Within</span>  Who's there?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter PAGE</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Here is Got's plessing, and your friend, and Justice</div>
                              <div class="line">Shallow; and here young Master Slender, that</div>
                              <div class="line">peradventures shall tell you another tale, if</div>
                              <div class="line">matters grow to your likings.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">I am glad to see your worships well.</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank you for my venison, Master Shallow.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Master Page, I am glad to see you: much good do it</div>
                              <div class="line">your good heart! I wished your venison better; it</div>
                              <div class="line">was ill killed. How doth good Mistress Page?--and I</div>
                              <div class="line">thank you always with my heart, la! with my heart.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, I thank you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, I thank you; by yea and no, I do.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">I am glad to see you, good Master Slender.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">How does your fallow greyhound, sir? I heard say he</div>
                              <div class="line">was outrun on Cotsall.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">It could not be judged, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">You'll not confess, you'll not confess.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">That he will not. 'Tis your fault, 'tis your fault;</div>
                              <div class="line">'tis a good dog.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">A cur, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, he's a good dog, and a fair dog: can there be</div>
                              <div class="line">more said? he is good and fair. Is Sir John</div>
                              <div class="line">Falstaff here?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, he is within; and I would I could do a good</div>
                              <div class="line">office between you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">It is spoke as a Christians ought to speak.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">He hath wronged me, Master Page.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, he doth in some sort confess it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">If it be confessed, it is not redress'd: is not that</div>
                              <div class="line">so, Master Page? He hath wronged me; indeed he</div>
                              <div class="line">hath, at a word, he hath, believe me: Robert</div>
                              <div class="line">Shallow, esquire, saith, he is wronged.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">Here comes Sir John.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter FALSTAFF, BARDOLPH, NYM, and PISTOL</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">Now, Master Shallow, you'll complain of me to the king?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Knight, you have beaten my men, killed my deer, and</div>
                              <div class="line">broke open my lodge.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">But not kissed your keeper's daughter?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Tut, a pin! this shall be answered.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">I will answer it straight; I have done all this.</div>
                              <div class="line">That is now answered.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">The council shall know this.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">'Twere better for you if it were known in counsel:</div>
                              <div class="line">you'll be laughed at.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Pauca verba, Sir John; goot worts.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">Good worts! good cabbage. Slender, I broke your</div>
                              <div class="line">head: what matter have you against me?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Marry, sir, I have matter in my head against you;</div>
                              <div class="line">and against your cony-catching rascals, Bardolph,</div>
                              <div class="line">Nym, and Pistol.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                              <div class="line">You Banbury cheese!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, it is no matter.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">How now, Mephostophilus!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, it is no matter.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                              <div class="line">Slice, I say! pauca, pauca: slice! that's my humour.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Where's Simple, my man? Can you tell, cousin?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Peace, I pray you. Now let us understand. There is</div>
                              <div class="line">three umpires in this matter, as I understand; that</div>
                              <div class="line">is, Master Page, fidelicet Master Page; and there is</div>
                              <div class="line">myself, fidelicet myself; and the three party is,</div>
                              <div class="line">lastly and finally, mine host of the Garter.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">We three, to hear it and end it between them.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Fery goot: I will make a prief of it in my note-</div>
                              <div class="line">book; and we will afterwards ork upon the cause with</div>
                              <div class="line">as great discreetly as we can.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">Pistol!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">He hears with ears.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">The tevil and his tam! what phrase is this, 'He</div>
                              <div class="line">hears with ear'? why, it is affectations.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">Pistol, did you pick Master Slender's purse?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, by these gloves, did he, or I would I might</div>
                              <div class="line">never come in mine own great chamber again else, of</div>
                              <div class="line">seven groats in mill-sixpences, and two Edward</div>
                              <div class="line">shovel-boards, that cost me two shilling and two</div>
                              <div class="line">pence apiece of Yead Miller, by these gloves.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">Is this true, Pistol?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">No; it is false, if it is a pick-purse.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">Ha, thou mountain-foreigner! Sir John and Master mine,</div>
                              <div class="line">I combat challenge of this latten bilbo.</div>
                              <div class="line">Word of denial in thy labras here!</div>
                              <div class="line">Word of denial: froth and scum, thou liest!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">By these gloves, then, 'twas he.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                              <div class="line">Be avised, sir, and pass good humours: I will say</div>
                              <div class="line">'marry trap' with you, if you run the nuthook's</div>
                              <div class="line">humour on me; that is the very note of it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">By this hat, then, he in the red face had it; for</div>
                              <div class="line">though I cannot remember what I did when you made me</div>
                              <div class="line">drunk, yet I am not altogether an ass.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">What say you, Scarlet and John?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, sir, for my part I say the gentleman had drunk</div>
                              <div class="line">himself out of his five sentences.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">It is his five senses: fie, what the ignorance is!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                              <div class="line">And being fap, sir, was, as they say, cashiered; and</div>
                              <div class="line">so conclusions passed the careires.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, you spake in Latin then too; but 'tis no</div>
                              <div class="line">matter: I'll ne'er be drunk whilst I live again,</div>
                              <div class="line">but in honest, civil, godly company, for this trick:</div>
                              <div class="line">if I be drunk, I'll be drunk with those that have</div>
                              <div class="line">the fear of God, and not with drunken knaves.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">So Got udge me, that is a virtuous mind.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">You hear all these matters denied, gentlemen; you hear it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter ANNE PAGE, with wine; MISTRESS FORD
and MISTRESS PAGE, following</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, daughter, carry the wine in; we'll drink within.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit ANNE PAGE</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">O heaven! this is Mistress Anne Page.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">How now, Mistress Ford!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">Mistress Ford, by my troth, you are very well met:</div>
                              <div class="line">by your leave, good mistress.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Kisses her</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">Wife, bid these gentlemen welcome. Come, we have a</div>
                              <div class="line">hot venison pasty to dinner: come, gentlemen, I hope</div>
                              <div class="line">we shall drink down all unkindness.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt all except SHALLOW, SLENDER, and SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">I had rather than forty shillings I had my Book of</div>
                              <div class="line">Songs and Sonnets here.</div>
                              <p>Enter SIMPLE</p>
                              <div class="line">How now, Simple! where have you been? I must wait</div>
                              <div class="line">on myself, must I? You have not the Book of Riddles</div>
                              <div class="line">about you, have you?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                              <div class="line">Book of Riddles! why, did you not lend it to Alice</div>
                              <div class="line">Shortcake upon All-hallowmas last, a fortnight</div>
                              <div class="line">afore Michaelmas?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, coz; come, coz; we stay for you. A word with</div>
                              <div class="line">you, coz; marry, this, coz: there is, as 'twere, a</div>
                              <div class="line">tender, a kind of tender, made afar off by Sir Hugh</div>
                              <div class="line">here. Do you understand me?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, sir, you shall find me reasonable; if it be so,</div>
                              <div class="line">I shall do that that is reason.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, but understand me.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">So I do, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Give ear to his motions, Master Slender: I will</div>
                              <div class="line">description the matter to you, if you be capacity of it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, I will do as my cousin Shallow says: I pray</div>
                              <div class="line">you, pardon me; he's a justice of peace in his</div>
                              <div class="line">country, simple though I stand here.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">But that is not the question: the question is</div>
                              <div class="line">concerning your marriage.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, there's the point, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Marry, is it; the very point of it; to Mistress Anne Page.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, if it be so, I will marry her upon any</div>
                              <div class="line">reasonable demands.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">But can you affection the 'oman? Let us command to</div>
                              <div class="line">know that of your mouth or of your lips; for divers</div>
                              <div class="line">philosophers hold that the lips is parcel of the</div>
                              <div class="line">mouth. Therefore, precisely, can you carry your</div>
                              <div class="line">good will to the maid?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Cousin Abraham Slender, can you love her?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">I hope, sir, I will do as it shall become one that</div>
                              <div class="line">would do reason.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, Got's lords and his ladies! you must speak</div>
                              <div class="line">possitable, if you can carry her your desires</div>
                              <div class="line">towards her.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">That you must. Will you, upon good dowry, marry her?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">I will do a greater thing than that, upon your</div>
                              <div class="line">request, cousin, in any reason.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, conceive me, conceive me, sweet coz: what I do</div>
                              <div class="line">is to pleasure you, coz. Can you love the maid?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">I will marry her, sir, at your request: but if there</div>
                              <div class="line">be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may</div>
                              <div class="line">decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are</div>
                              <div class="line">married and have more occasion to know one another;</div>
                              <div class="line">I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt:</div>
                              <div class="line">but if you say, 'Marry her,' I will marry her; that</div>
                              <div class="line">I am freely dissolved, and dissolutely.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">It is a fery discretion answer; save the fall is in</div>
                              <div class="line">the ort 'dissolutely:' the ort is, according to our</div>
                              <div class="line">meaning, 'resolutely:' his meaning is good.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, I think my cousin meant well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, or else I would I might be hanged, la!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Here comes fair Mistress Anne.</div>
                              <p>Re-enter ANNE PAGE</p>
                              <div class="line">Would I were young for your sake, Mistress Anne!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">The dinner is on the table; my father desires your</div>
                              <div class="line">worships' company.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHALLOW</div>
                              <div class="line">I will wait on him, fair Mistress Anne.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Od's plessed will! I will not be absence at the grace.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt SHALLOW and SIR HUGH EVANS</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">Will't please your worship to come in, sir?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">No, I thank you, forsooth, heartily; I am very well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">The dinner attends you, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">I am not a-hungry, I thank you, forsooth. Go,</div>
                              <div class="line">sirrah, for all you are my man, go wait upon my</div>
                              <div class="line">cousin Shallow.</div>
                              <p>Exit SIMPLE</p>
                              <div class="line">A justice of peace sometimes may be beholding to his</div>
                              <div class="line">friend for a man. I keep but three men and a boy</div>
                              <div class="line">yet, till my mother be dead: but what though? Yet I</div>
                              <div class="line">live like a poor gentleman born.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">I may not go in without your worship: they will not</div>
                              <div class="line">sit till you come.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">I' faith, I'll eat nothing; I thank you as much as</div>
                              <div class="line">though I did.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">I pray you, sir, walk in.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">I had rather walk here, I thank you. I bruised</div>
                              <div class="line">my shin th' other day with playing at sword and</div>
                              <div class="line">dagger with a master of fence; three veneys for a</div>
                              <div class="line">dish of stewed prunes; and, by my troth, I cannot</div>
                              <div class="line">abide the smell of hot meat since. Why do your</div>
                              <div class="line">dogs bark so? be there bears i' the town?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">I think there are, sir; I heard them talked of.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">I love the sport well but I shall as soon quarrel at</div>
                              <div class="line">it as any man in England. You are afraid, if you see</div>
                              <div class="line">the bear loose, are you not?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, indeed, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">That's meat and drink to me, now. I have seen</div>
                              <div class="line">Sackerson loose twenty times, and have taken him by</div>
                              <div class="line">the chain; but, I warrant you, the women have so</div>
                              <div class="line">cried and shrieked at it, that it passed: but women,</div>
                              <div class="line">indeed, cannot abide 'em; they are very ill-favored</div>
                              <div class="line">rough things.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Re-enter PAGE</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, gentle Master Slender, come; we stay for you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll eat nothing, I thank you, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">By cock and pie, you shall not choose, sir! come, come.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, pray you, lead the way.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">Come on, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">Mistress Anne, yourself shall go first.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANNE PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">Not I, sir; pray you, keep on.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SLENDER</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll rather be unmannerly than troublesome.</div>
                              <div class="line">You do yourself wrong, indeed, la!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.3">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>2. SCENE II.  The same.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter SIR HUGH EVANS and SIMPLE</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Go your ways, and ask of Doctor Caius' house which</div>
                              <div class="line">is the way: and there dwells one Mistress Quickly,</div>
                              <div class="line">which is in the manner of his nurse, or his dry</div>
                              <div class="line">nurse, or his cook, or his laundry, his washer, and</div>
                              <div class="line">his wringer.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIR HUGH EVANS</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, it is petter yet. Give her this letter; for it</div>
                              <div class="line">is a 'oman that altogether's acquaintance with</div>
                              <div class="line">Mistress Anne Page: and the letter is, to desire</div>
                              <div class="line">and require her to solicit your master's desires to</div>
                              <div class="line">Mistress Anne Page. I pray you, be gone: I will</div>
                              <div class="line">make an end of my dinner; there's pippins and cheese to come.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.4">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>3. SCENE III.  A room in the Garter Inn.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter FALSTAFF, Host, BARDOLPH, NYM, PISTOL,
and ROBIN</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">Mine host of the Garter!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                              <div class="line">What says my bully-rook? speak scholarly and wisely.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">Truly, mine host, I must turn away some of my</div>
                              <div class="line">followers.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                              <div class="line">Discard, bully Hercules; cashier: let them wag; trot, trot.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">I sit at ten pounds a week.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou'rt an emperor, Caesar, Keisar, and Pheezar. I</div>
                              <div class="line">will entertain Bardolph; he shall draw, he shall</div>
                              <div class="line">tap: said I well, bully Hector?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">Do so, good mine host.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Host</div>
                              <div class="line">I have spoke; let him follow.</div>
                              <p>To BARDOLPH</p>
                              <div class="line">Let me see thee froth and lime: I am at a word; follow.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">Bardolph, follow him. A tapster is a good trade:</div>
                              <div class="line">an old cloak makes a new jerkin; a withered</div>
                              <div class="line">serving-man a fresh tapster. Go; adieu.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BARDOLPH</div>
                              <div class="line">It is a life that I have desired: I will thrive.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">O base Hungarian wight! wilt thou the spigot wield?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit BARDOLPH</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                              <div class="line">He was gotten in drink: is not the humour conceited?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">I am glad I am so acquit of this tinderbox: his</div>
                              <div class="line">thefts were too open; his filching was like an</div>
                              <div class="line">unskilful singer; he kept not time.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                              <div class="line">The good humour is to steal at a minute's rest.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">'Convey,' the wise it call. 'Steal!' foh! a fico</div>
                              <div class="line">for the phrase!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, sirs, I am almost out at heels.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, then, let kibes ensue.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">There is no remedy; I must cony-catch; I must shift.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">Young ravens must have food.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">Which of you know Ford of this town?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">I ken the wight: he is of substance good.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">My honest lads, I will tell you what I am about.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">Two yards, and more.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">No quips now, Pistol! Indeed, I am in the waist two</div>
                              <div class="line">yards about; but I am now about no waste; I am about</div>
                              <div class="line">thrift. Briefly, I do mean to make love to Ford's</div>
                              <div class="line">wife: I spy entertainment in her; she discourses,</div>
                              <div class="line">she carves, she gives the leer of invitation: I</div>
                              <div class="line">can construe the action of her familiar style; and</div>
                              <div class="line">the hardest voice of her behavior, to be Englished</div>
                              <div class="line">rightly, is, 'I am Sir John Falstaff's.'</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">He hath studied her will, and translated her will,</div>
                              <div class="line">out of honesty into English.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                              <div class="line">The anchor is deep: will that humour pass?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">Now, the report goes she has all the rule of her</div>
                              <div class="line">husband's purse: he hath a legion of angels.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">As many devils entertain; and 'To her, boy,' say I.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                              <div class="line">The humour rises; it is good: humour me the angels.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">I have writ me here a letter to her: and here</div>
                              <div class="line">another to Page's wife, who even now gave me good</div>
                              <div class="line">eyes too, examined my parts with most judicious</div>
                              <div class="line">oeillades; sometimes the beam of her view gilded my</div>
                              <div class="line">foot, sometimes my portly belly.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">Then did the sun on dunghill shine.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank thee for that humour.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">O, she did so course o'er my exteriors with such a</div>
                              <div class="line">greedy intention, that the appetite of her eye did</div>
                              <div class="line">seem to scorch me up like a burning-glass! Here's</div>
                              <div class="line">another letter to her: she bears the purse too; she</div>
                              <div class="line">is a region in Guiana, all gold and bounty. I will</div>
                              <div class="line">be cheater to them both, and they shall be</div>
                              <div class="line">exchequers to me; they shall be my East and West</div>
                              <div class="line">Indies, and I will trade to them both. Go bear thou</div>
                              <div class="line">this letter to Mistress Page; and thou this to</div>
                              <div class="line">Mistress Ford: we will thrive, lads, we will thrive.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">Shall I Sir Pandarus of Troy become,</div>
                              <div class="line">And by my side wear steel? then, Lucifer take all!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                              <div class="line">I will run no base humour: here, take the</div>
                              <div class="line">humour-letter: I will keep the havior of reputation.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FALSTAFF</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>To ROBIN</span>  Hold, sirrah, bear you these letters tightly;</div>
                              <div class="line">Sail like my pinnace to these golden shores.</div>
                              <div class="line">Rogues, hence, avaunt! vanish like hailstones, go;</div>
                              <div class="line">Trudge, plod away o' the hoof; seek shelter, pack!</div>
                              <div class="line">Falstaff will learn the humour of the age,</div>
                              <div class="line">French thrift, you rogues; myself and skirted page.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt FALSTAFF and ROBIN</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">Let vultures gripe thy guts! for gourd and fullam holds,</div>
                              <div class="line">And high and low beguiles the rich and poor:</div>
                              <div class="line">Tester I'll have in pouch when thou shalt lack,</div>
                              <div class="line">Base Phrygian Turk!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                              <div class="line">I have operations which be humours of revenge.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">Wilt thou revenge?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                              <div class="line">By welkin and her star!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">With wit or steel?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                              <div class="line">With both the humours, I:</div>
                              <div class="line">I will discuss the humour of this love to Page.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">And I to Ford shall eke unfold</div>
                              <div class="line">How Falstaff, varlet vile,</div>
                              <div class="line">His dove will prove, his gold will hold,</div>
                              <div class="line">And his soft couch defile.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NYM</div>
                              <div class="line">My humour shall not cool: I will incense Page to</div>
                              <div class="line">deal with poison; I will possess him with</div>
                              <div class="line">yellowness, for the revolt of mine is dangerous:</div>
                              <div class="line">that is my true humour.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PISTOL</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou art the Mars of malecontents: I second thee; troop on.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.5">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>4. SCENE IV.  A room in DOCTOR CAIUS' house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter MISTRESS QUICKLY, SIMPLE, and RUGBY</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">What, John Rugby! I pray thee, go to the casement,</div>
                              <div class="line">and see if you can see my master, Master Doctor</div>
                              <div class="line">Caius, coming. If he do, i' faith, and find any</div>
                              <div class="line">body in the house, here will be an old abusing of</div>
                              <div class="line">God's patience and the king's English.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">RUGBY</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll go watch.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Go; and we'll have a posset for't soon at night, in</div>
                              <div class="line">faith, at the latter end of a sea-coal fire.</div>
                              <p>Exit RUGBY</p>
                              <div class="line">An honest, willing, kind fellow, as ever servant</div>
                              <div class="line">shall come in house withal, and, I warrant you, no</div>
                              <div class="line">tell-tale nor no breed-bate: his worst fault is,</div>
                              <div class="line">that he is given to prayer; he is something peevish</div>
                              <div class="line">that way: but nobody but has his fault; but let</div>
                              <div class="line">that pass. Peter Simple, you say your name is?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, for fault of a better.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">And Master Slender's your master?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, forsooth.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Does he not wear a great round beard, like a</div>
                              <div class="line">glover's paring-knife?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                              <div class="line">No, forsooth: he hath but a little wee face, with a</div>
                              <div class="line">little yellow beard, a Cain-coloured beard.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">A softly-sprighted man, is he not?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, forsooth: but he is as tall a man of his hands</div>
                              <div class="line">as any is between this and his head; he hath fought</div>
                              <div class="line">with a warrener.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">How say you? O, I should remember him: does he not</div>
                              <div class="line">hold up his head, as it were, and strut in his gait?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes, indeed, does he.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, heaven send Anne Page no worse fortune! Tell</div>
                              <div class="line">Master Parson Evans I will do what I can for your</div>
                              <div class="line">master: Anne is a good girl, and I wish--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Re-enter RUGBY</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">RUGBY</div>
                              <div class="line">Out, alas! here comes my master.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">We shall all be shent. Run in here, good young man;</div>
                              <div class="line">go into this closet: he will not stay long.</div>
                              <p>Shuts SIMPLE in the closet</p>
                              <div class="line">What, John Rugby! John! what, John, I say!</div>
                              <div class="line">Go, John, go inquire for my master; I doubt</div>
                              <div class="line">he be not well, that he comes not home.</div>
                              <p>Singing</p>
                              <div class="line">And down, down, adown-a, &c.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter DOCTOR CAIUS</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Vat is you sing? I do not like des toys. Pray you,</div>
                              <div class="line">go and vetch me in my closet un boitier vert, a box,</div>
                              <div class="line">a green-a box: do intend vat I speak? a green-a box.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, forsooth; I'll fetch it you.</div>
                              <p>Aside</p>
                              <div class="line">I am glad he went not in himself: if he had found</div>
                              <div class="line">the young man, he would have been horn-mad.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Fe, fe, fe, fe! ma foi, il fait fort chaud. Je</div>
                              <div class="line">m'en vais a la cour--la grande affaire.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Is it this, sir?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Oui; mette le au mon pocket: depeche, quickly. Vere</div>
                              <div class="line">is dat knave Rugby?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">What, John Rugby! John!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">RUGBY</div>
                              <div class="line">Here, sir!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">You are John Rugby, and you are Jack Rugby. Come,</div>
                              <div class="line">take-a your rapier, and come after my heel to the court.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">RUGBY</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis ready, sir, here in the porch.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">By my trot, I tarry too long. Od's me!</div>
                              <div class="line">Qu'ai-j'oublie! dere is some simples in my closet,</div>
                              <div class="line">dat I vill not for the varld I shall leave behind.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay me, he'll find the young man here, and be mad!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">O diable, diable! vat is in my closet? Villain! larron!</div>
                              <p>Pulling SIMPLE out</p>
                              <div class="line">Rugby, my rapier!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Good master, be content.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Wherefore shall I be content-a?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">The young man is an honest man.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">What shall de honest man do in my closet? dere is</div>
                              <div class="line">no honest man dat shall come in my closet.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">I beseech you, be not so phlegmatic. Hear the truth</div>
                              <div class="line">of it: he came of an errand to me from Parson Hugh.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Vell.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, forsooth; to desire her to--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Peace, I pray you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Peace-a your tongue. Speak-a your tale.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                              <div class="line">To desire this honest gentlewoman, your maid, to</div>
                              <div class="line">speak a good word to Mistress Anne Page for my</div>
                              <div class="line">master in the way of marriage.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">This is all, indeed, la! but I'll ne'er put my</div>
                              <div class="line">finger in the fire, and need not.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir Hugh send-a you? Rugby, baille me some paper.</div>
                              <div class="line">Tarry you a little-a while.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Writes</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside to SIMPLE</span>  I am glad he is so quiet: if he</div>
                              <div class="line">had been thoroughly moved, you should have heard him</div>
                              <div class="line">so loud and so melancholy. But notwithstanding,</div>
                              <div class="line">man, I'll do you your master what good I can: and</div>
                              <div class="line">the very yea and the no is, the French doctor, my</div>
                              <div class="line">master,--I may call him my master, look you, for I</div>
                              <div class="line">keep his house; and I wash, wring, brew, bake,</div>
                              <div class="line">scour, dress meat and drink, make the beds and do</div>
                              <div class="line">all myself,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SIMPLE</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside to MISTRESS QUICKLY</span>  'Tis a great charge to</div>
                              <div class="line">come under one body's hand.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside to SIMPLE</span>  Are you avised o' that? you</div>
                              <div class="line">shall find it a great charge: and to be up early</div>
                              <div class="line">and down late; but notwithstanding,--to tell you in</div>
                              <div class="line">your ear; I would have no words of it,--my master</div>
                              <div class="line">himself is in love with Mistress Anne Page: but</div>
                              <div class="line">notwithstanding that, I know Anne's mind,--that's</div>
                              <div class="line">neither here nor there.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">You jack'nape, give-a this letter to Sir Hugh; by</div>
                              <div class="line">gar, it is a shallenge: I will cut his troat in dee</div>
                              <div class="line">park; and I will teach a scurvy jack-a-nape priest</div>
                              <div class="line">to meddle or make. You may be gone; it is not good</div>
                              <div class="line">you tarry here. By gar, I will cut all his two</div>
                              <div class="line">stones; by gar, he shall not have a stone to throw</div>
                              <div class="line">at his dog:</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit SIMPLE</p>
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                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Alas, he speaks but for his friend.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">It is no matter-a ver dat: do not you tell-a me</div>
                              <div class="line">dat I shall have Anne Page for myself? By gar, I</div>
                              <div class="line">vill kill de Jack priest; and I have appointed mine</div>
                              <div class="line">host of de Jarteer to measure our weapon. By gar, I</div>
                              <div class="line">will myself have Anne Page.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, the maid loves you, and all shall be well. We</div>
                              <div class="line">must give folks leave to prate: what, the good-jer!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DOCTOR CAIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Rugby, come to the court with me. By gar, if I have</div>
                              <div class="line">not Anne Page, I shall turn your head out of my</div>
                              <div class="line">door. Follow my heels, Rugby.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt DOCTOR CAIUS and RUGBY</p>
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                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">You shall have An fool's-head of your own. No, I</div>
                              <div class="line">know Anne's mind for that: never a woman in Windsor</div>
                              <div class="line">knows more of Anne's mind than I do; nor can do more</div>
                              <div class="line">than I do with her, I thank heaven.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Within</span>  Who's within there? ho!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Who's there, I trow! Come near the house, I pray you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter FENTON</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                              <div class="line">How now, good woman? how dost thou?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">The better that it pleases your good worship to ask.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                              <div class="line">What news? how does pretty Mistress Anne?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">In truth, sir, and she is pretty, and honest, and</div>
                              <div class="line">gentle; and one that is your friend, I can tell you</div>
                              <div class="line">that by the way; I praise heaven for it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                              <div class="line">Shall I do any good, thinkest thou? shall I not lose my suit?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Troth, sir, all is in his hands above: but</div>
                              <div class="line">notwithstanding, Master Fenton, I'll be sworn on a</div>
                              <div class="line">book, she loves you. Have not your worship a wart</div>
                              <div class="line">above your eye?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes, marry, have I; what of that?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, thereby hangs a tale: good faith, it is such</div>
                              <div class="line">another Nan; but, I detest, an honest maid as ever</div>
                              <div class="line">broke bread: we had an hour's talk of that wart. I</div>
                              <div class="line">shall never laugh but in that maid's company! But</div>
                              <div class="line">indeed she is given too much to allicholy and</div>
                              <div class="line">musing: but for you--well, go to.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, I shall see her to-day. Hold, there's money</div>
                              <div class="line">for thee; let me have thy voice in my behalf: if</div>
                              <div class="line">thou seest her before me, commend me.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Will I? i'faith, that we will; and I will tell your</div>
                              <div class="line">worship more of the wart the next time we have</div>
                              <div class="line">confidence; and of other wooers.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FENTON</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, farewell; I am in great haste now.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS QUICKLY</div>
                              <div class="line">Farewell to your worship.</div>
                              <p>Exit FENTON</p>
                              <div class="line">Truly, an honest gentleman: but Anne loves him not;</div>
                              <div class="line">for I know Anne's mind as well as another does. Out</div>
                              <div class="line">upon't! what have I forgot?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.4">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 2. ACT II</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  Before PAGE'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in the Garter Inn.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  A field near Windsor.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. SCENE I.  Before PAGE'S house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter MISTRESS PAGE, with a letter</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS PAGE</div>
                              <div class="line">What, have I scaped love-letters in the holiday-</div>
                              <div class="line">time of my beauty, and am I now a subject for them?</div>
                              <div class="line">Let me see.</div>
                              <p>Reads</p>
                              <div class="line">'Ask me no reason why I love you; for though</div>
                              <div class="line">Love use Reason for his physician, he admits him</div>
                              <div class="line">not for his counsellor. You are not young, no more</div>
                              <div class="line">am I; go to then, there's sympathy: you are merry,</div>
                              <div class="line">so am I; ha, ha! then there's more sympathy: you</div>
                              <div class="line">love sack, and so do I; would you desire better</div>
                              <div class="line">sympathy? Let it suffice thee, Mistress Page,--at</div>
                              <div class="line">the least, if the love of soldier can suffice,--</div>
                              <div class="line">that I love thee. I will not say, pity me; 'tis</div>
                              <div class="line">not a soldier-like phrase: but I say, love me. By me,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thine own true knight,</div>
                              <div class="line">By day or night,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or any kind of light,</div>
                              <div class="line">With all his might</div>
                              <div class="line">For thee to fight,    JOHN FALSTAFF'</div>
                              <div class="line">What a Herod of Jewry is this! O wicked</div>
                              <div class="line">world! One that is well-nigh worn to pieces with</div>
                              <div class="line">age to show himself a young gallant! What an</div>
                              <div class="line">unweighed behavior hath this Flemish drunkard</div>
                              <div class="line">picked--with the devil's name!--out of my</div>
                              <div class="line">conversation, that he dares in this manner assay me?</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, he hath not been thrice in my company! What</div>
                              <div class="line">should I say to him? I was then frugal of my</div>
                              <div class="line">mirth: Heaven forgive me! Why, I'll exhibit a bill</div>
                              <div class="line">in the parliament for the putting down of men. How</div>
                              <div class="line">shall I be revenged on him? for revenged I will be,</div>
                              <div class="line">as sure as his guts are made of puddings.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter MISTRESS FORD</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS FORD</div>
                              <div