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ACT III - SCENE I. A field near Frogmore.
Enter SIR HUGH EVANS and SIMPLE

SIR HUGH EVANS
1    I pray you now, good master Slender's serving-man,
2    and friend Simple by your name, which way have you
3    looked for Master Caius, that calls himself doctor of physic?
SIMPLE
4    Marry, sir, the pittie-ward, the park-ward, every
5    way; old Windsor way, and every way but the town
6    way.
SIR HUGH EVANS
7    I most fehemently desire you you will also look that
8    way.
SIMPLE
9    I will, sir.
Exit

SIR HUGH EVANS
10   'Pless my soul, how full of chollors I am, and
11   trempling of mind! I shall be glad if he have
12   deceived me. How melancholies I am! I will knog
13   his urinals about his knave's costard when I have
14   good opportunities for the ork. 'Pless my soul!
Sings
15   To shallow rivers, to whose falls
16   Melodious birds sings madrigals;
17   There will we make our peds of roses,
18   And a thousand fragrant posies.
19   To shallow--
20   Mercy on me! I have a great dispositions to cry.
Sings
21   Melodious birds sing madrigals--
22   When as I sat in Pabylon--
23   And a thousand vagram posies.
24   To shallow &c.
Re-enter SIMPLE

SIMPLE
25   Yonder he is coming, this way, Sir Hugh.
SIR HUGH EVANS
26   He's welcome.
Sings
27   To shallow rivers, to whose falls-
28   Heaven prosper the right! What weapons is he?
SIMPLE
29   No weapons, sir. There comes my master, Master
30   Shallow, and another gentleman, from Frogmore, over
31   the stile, this way.
SIR HUGH EVANS
32   Pray you, give me my gown; or else keep it in your arms.
Enter PAGE, SHALLOW, and SLENDER

SHALLOW
33   How now, master Parson! Good morrow, good Sir Hugh.
34   Keep a gamester from the dice, and a good student
35   from his book, and it is wonderful.
SLENDER
Aside
36    Ah, sweet Anne Page!
PAGE
37   'Save you, good Sir Hugh!
SIR HUGH EVANS
38   'Pless you from his mercy sake, all of you!
SHALLOW
39   What, the sword and the word! do you study them
40   both, master parson?
PAGE
41   And youthful still! in your doublet and hose this
42   raw rheumatic day!
SIR HUGH EVANS
43   There is reasons and causes for it.
PAGE
44   We are come to you to do a good office, master parson.
SIR HUGH EVANS
45   Fery well: what is it?
PAGE
46   Yonder is a most reverend gentleman, who, belike
47   having received wrong by some person, is at most
48   odds with his own gravity and patience that ever you
49   saw.
SHALLOW
50   I have lived fourscore years and upward; I never
51   heard a man of his place, gravity and learning, so
52   wide of his own respect.
SIR HUGH EVANS
53   What is he?
PAGE
54   I think you know him; Master Doctor Caius, the
55   renowned French physician.
SIR HUGH EVANS
56   Got's will, and his passion of my heart! I had as
57   lief you would tell me of a mess of porridge.
PAGE
58   Why?
SIR HUGH EVANS
59   He has no more knowledge in Hibocrates and Galen,
60   --and he is a knave besides; a cowardly knave as you
61   would desires to be acquainted withal.
PAGE
62   I warrant you, he's the man should fight with him.
SHALLOW
Aside
63    O sweet Anne Page!
SHALLOW
64   It appears so by his weapons. Keep them asunder:
65   here comes Doctor Caius.
Enter Host, DOCTOR CAIUS, and RUGBY

PAGE
66   Nay, good master parson, keep in your weapon.
SHALLOW
67   So do you, good master doctor.
Host
68   Disarm them, and let them question: let them keep
69   their limbs whole and hack our English.
DOCTOR CAIUS
70   I pray you, let-a me speak a word with your ear.
71   Vherefore vill you not meet-a me?
SIR HUGH EVANS
Aside to DOCTOR CAIUS
72    Pray you, use your patience:
73   in good time.
DOCTOR CAIUS
74   By gar, you are de coward, de Jack dog, John ape.
SIR HUGH EVANS
Aside to DOCTOR CAIUS
75    Pray you let us not be
76   laughing-stocks to other men's humours; I desire you
77   in friendship, and I will one way or other make you amends.
Aloud
78   I will knog your urinals about your knave's cockscomb
79   for missing your meetings and appointments.
DOCTOR CAIUS
80   Diable! Jack Rugby,--mine host de Jarteer,--have I
81   not stay for him to kill him? have I not, at de place
82   I did appoint?
SIR HUGH EVANS
83   As I am a Christians soul now, look you, this is the
84   place appointed: I'll be judgement by mine host of
85   the Garter.
Host
86   Peace, I say, Gallia and Gaul, French and Welsh,
87   soul-curer and body-curer!
DOCTOR CAIUS
88   Ay, dat is very good; excellent.
Host
89   Peace, I say! hear mine host of the Garter. Am I
90   politic? am I subtle? am I a Machiavel? Shall I
91   lose my doctor? no; he gives me the potions and the
92   motions. Shall I lose my parson, my priest, my Sir
93   Hugh? no; he gives me the proverbs and the
94   no-verbs. Give me thy hand, terrestrial; so. Give me
95   thy hand, celestial; so. Boys of art, I have
96   deceived you both; I have directed you to wrong
97   places: your hearts are mighty, your skins are
98   whole, and let burnt sack be the issue. Come, lay
99   their swords to pawn. Follow me, lads of peace;
100  follow, follow, follow.
SHALLOW
101  Trust me, a mad host. Follow, gentlemen, follow.
SLENDER
Aside
102   O sweet Anne Page!
Exeunt SHALLOW, SLENDER, PAGE, and Host

DOCTOR CAIUS
103  Ha, do I perceive dat? have you make-a de sot of
104  us, ha, ha?
SIR HUGH EVANS
105  This is well; he has made us his vlouting-stog. I
106  desire you that we may be friends; and let us knog
107  our prains together to be revenge on this same
108  scall, scurvy cogging companion, the host of the Garter.
DOCTOR CAIUS
109  By gar, with all my heart. He promise to bring me
110  where is Anne Page; by gar, he deceive me too.
SIR HUGH EVANS
111  Well, I will smite his noddles. Pray you, follow.
Exeunt

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Scene Index
ACT I
  • SCENE I
  • SCENE II
  • SCENE III
  • SCENE IV


  • ACT II
  • SCENE I
  • SCENE II
  • SCENE III


  • ACT III
  • SCENE I
  • SCENE II
  • SCENE III
  • SCENE IV
  • SCENE V


  • ACT IV
  • SCENE I
  • SCENE II
  • SCENE III
  • SCENE IV
  • SCENE V
  • SCENE VI


  • ACT V
  • SCENE I
  • SCENE II
  • SCENE III
  • SCENE IV
  • SCENE V

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