THE Merry Wiues of Windsor.
Actus primus, Scena prima.
matter of it, if hee were twenty Sir
Iohn Falstoffs, he shall not abuse Robert Shallow
(Master Parson) who writes himselfe Armigero, in any
Bill, Warrant, Quittance, or Obligation, Armigero.
and all his Ancestors (that come after him) may: they
may giue the dozen white Luces in their Coate.
Coat well: it agrees well passant: It is a familiar beast to
man, and signifies Loue.
there is but three Skirts for your selfe, in my simple con
iectures; but that is all one: if Sir Iohn Falstaffe haue
committed disparagements vnto you, I am of the Church
and will be glad to do my beneuolence, to make attone
ments and compremises betweene you.
is no feare of Got in a Riot: The Councell (looke you)
shall desire to heare the feare of Got, and not to heare a
Riot: take your viza‑ments in that.
should end it.
it: and there is also another deuice in my praine, which
peraduenture prings goot discretions with it. There is
Anne Page, which is daughter to Master Thomas Page,
which is pretty virginity.
speakes small like a woman.
you will desire, and seuen hundred pounds of Moneyes,
and Gold, and Siluer, is her Grand‑sire vpon his deaths‑
bed, (Got deliuer to a ioyfull resurrections) giue, when
she is able to ouertake seuenteene yeeres old. It were a
goot motion, if we leaue our pribbles and prabbles, and
desire a marriage betweene Master Abraham, and Mistris
doe despise one that is false, or as I despise one that is not
true: the Knight Sir Iohn is there, and I beseech you be
ruled by your well‑willers: I will peat the doore for Mr.
Page. What hoa? Got‑plesse your house here.
stice Shallow, and heere yong Master Slender: that perad
uentures shall tell you another tale, if matters grow to
thanke you for my Venison Master Shallow.
doe it your good heart: I wish'd your Venison better, it
was ill killd: how doth good Mistresse Page? and I thank
you alwaies with my heart, la: with my heart.
say he was out‑run on Cotsall.
'tis a good dogge.
be more said? he is good, and faire. Is Sir Iohn Falstaffe
good office betweene you.