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Host. Discard, bully Hercules; cashier; let Pist. Then did the sun on dunghill shine. them wag; trot, trot.

Nym. I thank thee for that humour.? Fal. I sit at ten pounds a week.

Fal. O, she did so course o'er my exteriors with Host. Thou’rt an emperor, Cæsar, Keisar, and such a greedy intention, that the appetite of her Pheezar, I will entertain Bardolph; he shall draw, eye did seem to scorch me up like a burning glass! he shall tap: said I well, bully Hector ?

Here's another letter to her : she bears the purse Fal. Do so, good mine host.

too: she is a region in Guiana, all gold and bounty. Host. I have spoke; let him follow: Let me sec I will be cheater to them both, and they shall be thee froth, and lime:? I am at a word; follow. exchequers to me; they shall be my East and West

[ Exit Host. Indies, and I will trade to them both. Go, bear Fal. Bardolph, follow him; a tapster is a good thou this letter to mistress Page; and thou this to trade: an old cloak makes a new jerkin; a with- mistress Ford: we will thrive, lads, we will thrive. ered serving-man, a fresh iapster: Go; adieu. Pist. Shall I Sir Pandarus of Troy become,

Bard. It is a life that I have desired; I will And by my side wear steel ? then, Lucifer take all! thrive.

(Exit BARD. Num. I will run no base humour; here, take the Pist. O base Gongarian wight! wilt thou the humour-letter; I will keep the 'haviour of reputaspigot wield ?

tion. Nym. He was gotten in drink : Is not the humour Fal. Hold, sirrah (to RoB.,] bear you these letconceited ? His mind is not heroic, and there's the

ters lightly ;! humour of it.

Sail like my pinnacell to these golden shores.Fal. I am glad I am so acquit of this tinder-box; Rogues, hence avaunt! vanish like hailstones, go; his thefts were too open: his filching was like an Trudge, plod, away, o' the hoof; seek shelter, unskılful singer, he kept not time.

pack! Nym. The good humour is, to steal at a minute's Falstaff will learn the humour of this

age, rest.

French thrift, you rogues; myself, and skirted page. Pist. Convey, the wise it call : Steal! foh ; a

[Errunt FALSTAFF and Robin. ficou for the phrase !

Pist. Let vulture s gripe thy guts!"? for gourd and Fal. Well, sirs, I am almost out at heels.

fullam!3 holus, Pist. Why then let kibes ensue.

And high and low beguile the rich and poor: Fal. There is no remedy; I must coney-catch; Tester14 I'll have in pouch, when thou shalt lack, I must shift.

Base Phrygian Turk! Pist. Young ravens must have food.

Nym. I have operations in my head, which be Fal. Which of you know Ford of this town? humours of revenge. Pist. I ken the wight; he is of substance good. Pist. Wilt thou revenge?

Fal. My honest lads, I will tell you what I am Nym. By welkin, and her star! about.

Pist. With wit, or steel? Pist. Two yards, and more.

Nym. With both the humours, I: Fal. No quips now, Pistol ; indeed I am in the I will discuss the humour of this love to Page. waist two yards about; but I am now about no Pist. And I to Ford shall eke unfold, waste; I am about thrift. Briefly, I do mean to

How Falstaff, varlet vile, make love to Ford's wife; I spy entertainment in

His dove will prove, his gold will hold, her; she discourses, she carves, 4 she gives the leer

And his soft couch defile. of invitation: I can construe the action of her fami- Nym. My humour shall not cool: I will incensels liar style, and the hardest voice of her behaviour, to Page to deal with poison; I will possess him with be English'd rightly, is, I am Sir John Falstaff"'s. yellowness, 16 for the revolt of mien is dangerous :

Pist. He hath studied her well, and translated that is my true humour. her well; ont of honesty into English.

Pist. Thou art the Mars of malcontents : I seNym.' The anchor is deep: will that humour cond thee; troop on.

[Ereunt. pass?

Fa!. Now, the report goes, she has all the rule of SCENE IV. A Room in Dr. Caius' House. Enher husband's purse; she hath legions of angels." ter Mrs. QUICKLY, SIMPLE, and Rugby. Pist. As many devils entertain; and, To her, boy,

Quick. What; John Rugby!- I pray thee, go to Nym. The humour rises; it is good ; humour me master Doctor Caius, coming: if he do, i'faith, and

the casement, and see if you can see my master, the angels.

find Fal. I have writ me here a letter to her: and here abusing of God's patience, and the king's English.

any body in the house, here will be an old another to Page's wife; who even now gave me good

Rug. I'll go watch.

(Erit Rugby. eyes too, examined my paris with most judicious eyliads: sometimes the beam of her view gilded night, in faith, at the latter end of a sea-coal fire.

Quick. Go; and we'll have a posset for't soon at my foot, sometimes my portly belly.

10 (leverly, adroitly. 1 Keysur old spellistor (reer, the general word 1 A pinnace was a light vessel built for speed, and for an emperor. Kings and Key ars is an old phrase was also called a Briganline. Under the words Cala. in very common uso, Pheezar, a made word from scopium and Crlor in Hutton's Dictionary, 1583, we Pheeze, in the Induction to Taming of a Shrew.

have a Brigantine or Pinnace, a light ship that goeth 2 To froth beer and to lime sack were tapster's lo espie. Hence the word is used for a go-between. tricks. Mr. Stevens says the first was done by putting in Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair, Justice Overdo soap in the bottom of the tankar; the other by mixing says of the pig-woman, “She has been before me, Time with the wine to make it sparkle in the glass. punk, pinnace, and bawd, any time these two and

3 'A fico for the phrase.' See K. Henry IV. Part 2. twenty years." A. S.

12 A burlesque on a passage in Tamburlaine, or the 4. It seems to have been a mark of kindness when a Scythian Shepherd : Jady carved to a gentleman. So, in Vittoria Corom.

"and now doth ghastly death bona: “Your husband is wondrous discontented. Vit. With greedy talons gripe my bleeding heart, I did nothing to displease him, I carred to him at sup- And like a harper tyers on my life.” per time."

Again, ibid, 5 Gold coin.

“Griping our bowels with retorted thoughts." 6 Oeillailes. French. Ogles, wanton looks of the 13 In Decker's Bellman of London, 1640, among the eyes. Cotgrave translates it, to cast a sheep's eye.' false dice are enumerated a bale of fullamsia baie

7 What distinguishes the langnages of Nym from that of gordes, with as many high men as low men for pas. of the other attendants on Falstaff is the constant repeti. sage. The false dice were chiefly made at Fulham, tion of this phrase. In the time of Shakspeare such an hence the name. The manner in which they were affectation seems to have been sufficient to mark a char. made is described in The Complete Gamester, 1676, acrer. Some modern dramatists have also thought so. 12mo. 8 i. e, attention.

14 Sixpence I'll have in pocket. 16 Instigate. 9 Eschealour, an officer in the Exchequer.

16 Jealousy.

say I.

An honest, willing, kind fellow, as ever servant shall | Villany? larron ! (Pulling Simplo out.) Rugby, come in house withal; and, I warrant you, no tell- my rapier. tale, por no breed-bate:' his worst fault is, that he Quick. Good master, be content. is given to prayer; he is something peevish? that Caius. Verefore shall I be content-a? way: but nobody but has his fault ;--but let that Quick. The young man is an honest man. pass. Peter Simple, you say, your name is ? Caius. Vat shall de honest man do in my closet ? Sim. Ay, for a fault of a betier.

dere is no honest man dat shall come in my closet. Quick. And master Slender's your master ? Quick. I beseech you, be not so tlegmatic; hear Sim. Ay, forsooth.

the truth of it: He came of an errand to me from Quick. Does he not wear a great round beard,» parson Hugh. like a glover's paring knife ?

Caius. Vell.
Su. No, forsooth: he hath but a little wee face, Sim. Av, forsooth, to desire her to-
with a little yellow beard ; a Cain-coloured beard.“ Quick. Peace, I pray you.
Quick. A sofily-sprighted man, is he not?

Caius. Peace-a your tongue:-Speak-a your tale. Sim. Ay, forsooth: but he is as tall a man of Sim. To desire this honest gentlewoman, your his bands, as any is between this and his head; he maid, to speak a good word to mistress Anne Page hath fought with a warrener.

for my master, in the way of marriage. Quick. How say you ?--0, I should remember Quick. This is all, indeed, la; but I'll ne'er put him; Does he not hold up his head, as it were ? my finger in the fire, and need not. and strut in his gait ?

Caius. Sir Hugh send-a you ?-Rugby, baillez me Sim. Yes, indeed, does he.

some paper:-Tarry you a lit:le-awhile. (Writes. Quick. Well, heaven send Anne Page no worse Quick. I am glad he is so quiet: if he had been fortune? Tell master parson Evans, I will do what thoroughly moved, you should have heard him so I can for your master: Anne is a good girl, and I loud, and so melancholy ;-But notwithstanding, wish

man, I'll do your master what good I can: and the Re-enter RUGBY.

very yea and the no is, the French Doctor, my

master,-I may call him my master, look you, for Rug. Out, alas! here comes my master.

I keep his house ; and I wash, wring, brew, bake, Quick. We shall all be shent:' Run in here, good scour, dress meat and drink, make the beds, and do Foung man; go into this closet. (Shuts Simple in all myself ;ene clasel. ] He will not stay long.-What, John Sim. 'Tis a great charge, to come under one body's Ruzby! John, what, John, I say !-Go, John, go

hand. inquire for my master; I doubt, he be not well, that Quick. Are you avis'd o' that? you shall find it he comes not home :--and down, down, adoun-a, a great charge: and to be up early, and down late; & C.

[Sings: --but notwithstanding (to tell you in your ear; i

would have no words of it;) my master himself is in Enter Doctor Caius.

love with mistress Anne Page: but notwithstanding Caius. Vat is you sing? I do not like dese toys; that, --I know Anne's mind, -that's neither here Prav you, go and vetch me in my closet un boitier nor there. terd; a box, a green-a box ; Do intend vat I speak ?

Caius. You jack’nape; give-a dis letter to Sir 2- reen-a box.

Hugh; by gar, it is a shallenge: I vill cut his Quick. Ay, forsooth, I'll fetch it you. I am glad troat in de park; and I vill teach a scurvy jack-ahe went not in himself; if he had found the young nape priest to meddle or make :--you may be gone; man, he would have been horn-mad. [Aside. it is not good you tarry here :--by gar, I vill cut alí

Caius. Fe, fe, fe, fe ! mai foi, il fait fort chaud. his two stones; by gar, he shall not have a stono to Je m'en vais a la Cour,-la grande affaire.

trow at his dog.

[Esit SIMPLE. Quick. Is it this, sir?

Quick. Alas, he speaks but for his friend. Cans. Ouy; mette le au mon pocket; Depeche, Čaius. It is no matter-a for dat:-do not you quickly:-Vere is dat knave Rugby?

tell-a me dat I shall have Anne Page for myself? Qack. What, John Rugby! John!

-by gar, I vill kill de Jack priest; and I have Rug. Here, sir.

appointed mine host of de Jarterre to measure our Caius. You are John Rugby, and you are Jack weapon :-hy gar, I vill myself have Anne Page. Rugby; Come, take-a your rapier, and come after Quick. Sir, the maid loves you, and all shall be my heel to de court.

well: we must give folks leave to prate : Whai, Rug. 'Tis ready, sir, here in the porch.

the good-jer!! Caius. By my trot, Í tarry too long :-Od's me! Caius. "Rugby, come to the court vid me ;-By Qu'ay-j'oublie? dere is some simples in my closet, gar, if I have not Anne Page, I shall turn your head dat I will not for the varld I shall leave behind. out of my door :-Follow my heels, Rugby. Quick. Ab me! he'll find the young man there,

[Exeunt Caius and Rugby. and be mad.

Quick. You shall have An fools-head of your Caus. O diable, diable ! rat is in my closet ?

No, I know Anne's mind for that: never a than I do; nor can do more than I do with her, I weighed behaviour hath this Flemish drunkard thank heaven.

woman in Windsor knows more of Anne's mind 1 i.e. breeder of debate, maker of contention. 2 Foolish. Mrs. Quickly possibly blunders, and world say precise.

tall will also explain the expression a tall fellow, or a 3 Ser a Note on K. Henry V. Act iii. Sc. 6.

tullinan, wherever it occurs. Mercurio ridiculey it as And what a beard of the general's cut.'

one of the allected phrases of the fantasticos of his age, 4 k is said that Cain and Judas in old pictures and ta. sa very good Wade,' 'a very tall man!'- Romico and pe-try were constantly represented with yellow beards. Julie1, Actii. Sc. 4. In an age when but a small part of the nation could 6 The keeper of a warren. tead, ideas were frequently borrowed from these re. 7 Scolded, reprimanded. presentations. One of the copies reads a cane-coloured 8 It has been thought strange that Shakspeare should beard, i. e. of the colour of cane, and the reading of the take the name of Caius for his Frenchman, as an emi. 40. a whey.coloured beard favours this reading. nent phyrician of that name, founder of Caius College,

5. This phrase has been very imperfectly explained Oxford, fiourished in Elizabeth's reign. But Shak by the commentators, though they have written about -peare was little acquainted with literary history, and it , and about it.' Malone'y quotation from Cotgrave without doubt, from this unusual name, supposed him was near the mark, but inissed it: Haut a la main, to have been some foreign quack. The character Homme a la main, Homme de main. A man of his might however be drawn from the life, for in Jack Do. kandis ; a man of erecution or ralour ; a striker, like ver's Quest of Enquirie, 1604, a story called the Foole enough to lay about him ; proud, surlie, sullen, stub- of Windsor,' turns upon a simple outlandish Doctor of born." Bo says this truly valuable old dictionary: Physicke. from which it is evident that a tall man of his hands 9 The goujere, i. e. morbus Gallicus. The good. was only a free version of the French Homme haut a jer and good yeare were common corruptions of this la main. This equivocal use of the words Haut and I phrase.


picked (with the devil's name) out of my converFent. (Within.) Who's within there, ho? sation, that he dares in this manner assay me?

Quick. Who's there, I trow? Come near the Why, he hath not been ihrice in ny company ! house, I pray you.

Whai should I say to him ?-I was then frugal of

my mirth :-heaven forgive me!--Why, I'll exhi. Enter FENTON.

bit a bill in the parliament for the putting down of

fat men. Fent. How now, good woman: how dost thou ?

How shall I be revenged on him ? for Quick. The better, that it pleases your good wor- revenged I will be, as sure as bis guts are made of ship to ask.

puddings. Fent. What news ? how does pretty Mistress Anne?

Enter Mistress FORD. Quick. In truth, sir, and she is pretty, and honest,

Mrs. Ford. Mistress Page! trust me, I was goand gentle; and one that is your friend, I can tell

ing to your house. you that by the way; I praise heaven for it.

Mrs. Puge. And, trust me, I was coming to you. Fent. Shall I do any good, thinkest thou? Shall You look very ill. I not lose your suit?

Mrs. Ford. Nay, I'll ne'er believe that; I have to Quick. Troth, sir, all is in his hands above : but show to the contrary. notwithstanding, master Fenton, I'll be sworn on a Mrs. Page. Faith, but you do, in my mind. book, she loves you :-Have not your worship a

Mrs. Ford. Well, I do ihen; vel, I say, I could wart above your eye?

show you to the contrary: 0, niistress Page, give Fent. Yes, marry, have I ; what of that?

me some counsel! Quick. Well, thereby hangs a tale ;-good faith,

Mrs. Page. What's the matter, woman? it is such another Nan :-but, I detest' an honest

Mrs. Ford. O woman, it it were not for one trimaid as ever broke bread :-We had an hour's fing respect, I could come to such honour ! talk of that wart ;-) shall never laugh but in that

Mr. Page. Hang the tritle, woman; take the maid's company !-But, indeed, she is given too honour: What is it ?-dispense with trifles ;much to allicholly2 and musing : But for you what is it? Well, go to.

Mrs. Ford. If I would but go to hell for an eterFent. Well, I shall see her to-day: Hold, there's nal moment, or so, I could be knighted. money for thee ; let me have thy voice in my be

Mrs. Page. What ?--thou liest ! -Sir Alice Ford! half: if thou seest her before me, commend me- These knights will hack;* and so thou should'st

Quick. Will I? i'faith, that we will: and I will not alter the article of thy gentry. tell your worship more of the wart, the next time

Mrs. Ford. We burn day-light :s here, read, read; we have confidence; and of other wooers,

-perceive how I might be knighted.-I shall think Fent. Well, farewell; I am in great haste now.

the worse of fat men, as long as I have an eye to

{Erit. make difference of men's liking : And yet he would Quick. Farewell to your worship:Truly, an not swear; praised woman's modesty: and gave honest gentleman ; but Anne loves him not; for I such orderly and well behaved reproof to all unknow Anne's mind as well as another does : Outcomeliness, that I would have sworn his disposition upon't! what have I forgot ?

[Exit. would have gone to the truth of his words : but they

do no more adhere and keep place together, than the

hundredth psalm to the tune of Green sleeves. What ACT II.

tempest, I trow, threw this whale, with so many

tuns of oil in his belly, ashore at Windsor ? How SCENE I.-Before Page's House. Enter Mis shall I be revenged on him? I think, the best way tress PAGE, with a letter.

were to entertain him with hope, till the wicked tire Mrs. Page. What! have Į 'scaped love-letters of lust have melted lim in his own grease.- Did in the holy-day time of my beauty, and am I now you ever hear the like? a subject for them? Let me see :

[Rends. Mrs. Page. Letter for letter ; but that the name of Ask me no reason why I love you ; for though love Page and Ford differs !—To'thy great comfort in use reason for his precisian, he admits him not for his this mystery of ill opinions, here's the twin-brother counsellor : You are not young, no more am l; go of thy letter : but let thine inherit first ; for, I pro to then, there's sympathy : you are merry, so an 1; test, mine never shall. I warrant he hath a thouHa! ha! then there's more sympathy : you love sack, sand of these letters, writ with blank space for difand so do l; would you desire better sympathy? Laiferent names, (sure more,) and these are of the it suffice thee, mistress Page (at the least, if the love second edition : He will print them out of doubt : of a soldier can suffice,) that I love thee. I will not for he cares not what he puts into the press," when say, pity me, 'lis not a soldier-like please; but I say he would put us two. I had rather be a giantess, love me. By me,

and lie under mount Pelion. Well, I will tind you Thine own true knight,

twenty lascivious turtles, ere one chaste man. By day or night,

Mirs. Ford. Why, this is the very same; the very

hand, the very words: What doth he think of us? Or

kind of light,
With all his might

Mrs. Page. Nay, I know not: It makes me al-
For the lo fight,

mos: ready to wrangle with mine own honesty. I'll John Falstaff.

entertain myself like one that I am not acquainted

withal; for, sure, unless he know some sirain in What a Herod of Jewry is this !- wicked, wicked me, that I know not myself, he would never have world !-one that is well nigh worn to pieces with boarded me in his fury. age, to show himself a young gallant! What an ur

wil soon become so hach neueil that your honour will I She means, I protest.

not be increased by becoming one." Me icholy

5 A proverb applicable to superfluous actions in ge. 3 The meaning of this paywane is at presli chilre. neral. Dr. Johnson conjectured, withi much probability, that 6 Mrs. Page, who does not seem to have been intend. Shakspeare wrote Physician, which would render the ed in any dezree for a learned lady, is here without sense obvious.

the lea trecard to propriety made to talk like an author # To huck was the appropriate term for chopping off about the press and printing. The translations of the the spurs of' a kught when he was to be demned. Classes, as Warion judiciously observes, soon in. The meaning therefore appears to be :-"these knichts undated our poetry with pedantie allusions to ancient will degrade you for an uiqualified pretender.” Another table, often introduced as incongruously a the mention explanation has been offered; supposing this to be a of Pelion here. The nautical allusions in the succeed. covert reflection upon the prodigal distribution of the ing passages are not more appropriate. But Shakspears honour of knighthood by King James. “ These knights does not often err in this way.



yo! not?

Mrs. Ford. Boarding, call you it ? I'll be sure to Mrs. Ford. How now, sveet Frank? why art keep him above deck.

ihon melancholy? Mrs. Page. So will I; if he come under my Ford. I melancholy! I am not melancholy.hatches, I'll never 10 sea again. Let's be revenged Ger you hoine, yo, on him: let's appoint him a meeting; give him a Mire. Ford. Faith thou hast somo crotchets in show o comfort in his suit; and lead him on with a thy head n11.-1Vill you go, mistress Page ? fine-bailed delay, till he hath pawn'd his horses to Mrs. Pizze. Ilave wrich you.-You'll come to mine Host of the Garter.

dinner, George ?-Lock, who comes yonder: she Mrs. Ford. Nay, I will consent to act any vil. shall be our messenger to this paltry knight. lany against him, that may not sully the chariness!

(Asule to Mrs. Fond. of our honesty. O, that my husband saw this letter! it would give eternal food to his jealousy.

Enter MISTRESS Quickly. Mrs. Page. Why, look, where he comes; and Dirs. Ford. Trust me, I thought on her: she'll my good man too : he's as far from jealousy, as I fit it. am from giving him cause; and that, I hope, is an Mrs. Page. You are come to seo my daughter unmeasurable dis ance.

Anne ? Ms. Ford. You are the happier woman.

Quick. Ay, forsooth; And, I pray, how does Mrs. Page. Let's consult together against this good mietress Anne ? greasy knight: Come hither. [They retire. Mrs. Page. Go in with us, and ser ; we have an

hour's talk with you. Enter FORD, Pistol, Page, and Nym.

[Ereunt Mrs. PAGE, Mrs. FORD, and

MRS. QUICKLY. Ford. Well, I hope it be not so.

Page. How now, master Ford ? Piet. Hme is a' curtai doz in some affairs :

Ford. You heard what this knave told me; did Sir John affects thy wife. Ford. Why, sir, mv wife is not young.

Page. Yes; and you heard what the other told Pist. He woos both high and low, boih rich and me? poor,

Ford. Do you think there is truth in them? Both young and old, one with another, Ford:

Page. Ilang'em, slaves! I do not think the knight H- loves the gally-mawfry;} Ford, perpend.

wouli ofer it: but these that accuse him in his inFord. Love my wife?

tent towards our wives, are a yoke of his discarded Pist. With liver burning hot :' Prevent or go thou, men; very rogues, now they be out of service. Like Sir Actæon he, with Ring-wood at thy heels :

Ford. Were they his men? 0, odious is the name!

Page. Marry, were they.
Fird. What

sir ?

Ford. I like it never the better for that.-Dues Pix. The horn, I say: Farewell.

he lie at the Garter? Take heed; have open eye; for thieves do foot by Page. Av, marry, does he. If he should intend night:

ihis voyage towards my wife, I would turn her looso Take heed, ere summer comes, or cuckoo-birds do to him; and what he gets more of her than sharp sin

worl, let it lie on my head. Awar, Sir corporal Nym.

Ford. I !o not misdoubt iny wife ; but I would Be'ieve it, Pate ; he speaks sense. (Frit Pistol.be Ina'h to turn them together: A man may be 100 Ford. I will be patient; I will find out this.

confident: I would have nothing lie on my head; Nym. And this is true. (T. PAGE! I like not I cannot he thus sa'isfied. the hunour of lying. He hath wronued me in some Page. Look, where my ranting host of the Gar. kunyur3 ; I should have borne the hunoured letter ter comes: there is either liquor in his pa'e, or to her : but I have a sword, and it shall bite upon money in his purse, when he looks so merrilymy necessity. He loves your wife; there's the low now, mine hosi ? short ani the long. My name is corporal Nym; I

Enter Host and SHALLOW. speak, and I avouch. 'Tis true:--my name is Nym, and Falstat loves your wife.--Adieu ! I love not

Ilost. How now, bully-rook ? thou’rt a gentlethe humour of bread and cheese ; and there's the man : cavalero-justice, I say. bonoir of it. Adieu.

[Erit Vym.

Shal. I follow mine host, I follow:--Good even, Paze. The humrur of it, quoth’a! here's a fellow and twenty, gond master Page! Master Page, will fronts humour out of his wits.

you go with us? we have sport in hand. Fird. I will seek out Falstaff.

Host. Tell him, cavalero-justice; tell him, bullyPage. I never heard such a drawling, affecting rool: torie.

Shal. Sir, there is a fray to be fought, between Ford. Ini do fin it, well.

Sir Hugh the Welsh priesi, and Caius the French Paze. I will not believe such a Ca:aian," though doctor, the priest of the town cominended him for a true man. Ford. Good mine host o'the Garter, a word with

Pord. 'Twas a good sensible fellow : Weli. you.
Pice. How now, Meg?

Ilost. What say'st thou, bully-ronk ?
Ms. Page. Whither go you, George ?-Ilark

(They go aside. Asp. But that a rook hy wearing a piad feather,

The cable halband, or the three-piled ruil, li.e. the cartinn which ought to attend on it.

A yard of shrestie, or the Switzers knot 2 A cortail dog was a common dog not meant for

On his French warters, shoulit affect a humour, ent, mrt of the tails of such inga being commonly cult

Ons worse than mnat ridiculous, of while they are puppies; it was a prevale'll notion

Cor. He speaba pure truth; and now if an idiot far the tail of a dog was necessary to him in runnin",

Have but an apich or fantastic strain, Henco a dog that miguel his game was called a curtail,

It is his h?: mour from which cur is probably derived.

Induction to Every Man Out of his Humour. Senerens quotes an Enigram from Hunours Ordinario,

1607, to the same efferi. 5 The liver was anciently supposed in be the inspi. 7 i. e. a Chinese, Cala'a, Cathay, being the namo Tez of amorous passions. Thus in an old Latin distich: given to China by the old travellers, some of whom

Cor arder, pulmo loquitur, fel commovet iras have mentioned the derterous thieving of the people Splen ridere facit, cogit amare jocur.!

there ; hence a sharper or thief was sometimes called a 6. The first folio reads-English. The abuse of this Catalan. word kumour by the coxcombs of the age had been ad. 8 This and the two preceding spreches are soliln. sairably satirized by Ben Jonson. After a very perti. quies of Ford, and have no connection with what Page men disquisition on the real meaning and true applica. says, who is also making comments on what had pus tea of the word, he concludes thus :

sed without attending to Ford.


3 Á medley. 4 Cansiler.



Shal. Will you (to PAGE) go with us to behold self sometimes, leaving the fear of hearen on the it? my merry host hath had the measuring of their left hand, and hiding mine honour in my necessity, weapons; and, I think he hath appointed them am fain to shuttle, to hedge, and to lurch; and yei, contrary places : for, believe me, I hear the parson you, rogue, will ensconce your rags, your cai-a. is no jester. Hark, I will tell you what our sport motintain looks, your red-latticelo pirases, and shall be.

your bold-beating oaths, under the shelter of your Host. Hast thou no suit against my knight, my honour! You will not do it, you? guest-cavalier ?

Pist. I do relent; what would'st thou more of Ford. None, I protest : but I'll give you a pottle man ? of burnt sack to give me recourse to him, and tell

Enter Robin. him, my name is Brook; only for a jest.

Host. My hand, bully: thou shall have egress Rob. Sir, here's a woman would speak with you and regress; said I well? and thy name shall be Fal. Let her approach. Brook : It is a merry knight.-Will you go, Cava

Enter Mistress QUICKLY. liers ?1 Shal. Have with you, mine host.

Quick. Give your worship good-morrow, Page. I have heard, the Frenchınan hath good Fal. Good-morrow, good wise. skill in his rapier.

Quick. Not so, an't please your worship. Shal. Tut, sir, I could have told you more : In Fal. Good maid, then. these times you stand on distance, your passes, Quick. I'll be sworn; as my

mother was, the first stoccadoes, and I know not what: 'tis the heart, hour I was born. master Page : 'tis here, 'tis here. I have seen the Fal. I do believe the swearer: What with me? time, with my long sword, I would have made you Quick. Shall I vouchsafe your worship a word or four tall fellows skip like rats.

two? Host. Here, boys, here, here ! shall wo wag ? Ful. Two thousand, fair woman; and I'll vouch

Page. Have with you :-I had rather hear them safe thee the hearing. scold than fight. (Ereunt. Host, Shal, and Page. Quick. There is one Mistress Ford, sir ;-)pras,

Ford. Though Page be a secure fool, and stands come a little nearer this ways :-I myself dwell wah so firmly on his wife's frailty, yet I cannot put off master doctor Caius. my opinion so easily ; She was in his company at Fal. Well, on: Mistress Ford, you say, Page's house ; and, what they made there, I know Quick. Your worship says very true : I pray your not. Well, I will look further into't: and I have a worship, come a little nearer this ways. disguise to sound Falstaff': If I find her honest, I Fal. I warrant thee, nobody bears ; -mine own lose not my labour; if she be otherwise, 'tis labour people, mine own people. well bestowed.

(Exit Quick. Are they so ? Heaven bless them, and SCENE II. A Room in the Garter Inn. Enter make them his servants !

Fal. Well : mistress Ford :--what of her ?
FALSTAFF and Pistol.

Quick. Why, sir, she's a good creature. Lord, Fal. I will not lend thee a penny.

Lord! your worship’s a wanton: Well, heaven forPist. Why, then the world's mine oyster, give you, and all of us, I pray ! Which I with sword will open.-.

Fal. Mistress Ford :-come, mistress Ford,I will retort the sum in equipage.*

Quick. Marry, this is the short and the long of it: Fal. Not a penny. I have been content, sir, you you have brought her into such a canariesli as 'uis should lay my countenance to pawn: I have grated wonderful. The best courtier of them all, when the upon my good friends for three reprieves for you and court lay at Windsor, could never have brought her your coach-fellow Nym; or else you had looked to such a canary. Yet there has been knights, and ihrough the grate like a geminy of baboons. . I am lords, and gentlemen, with their coaches; I warrant damned in hell, for swearing to gentlemen my friends, you, coach after coach, letter afier letter, gift after you were good soldiers, and tall fellows: and when gift; smelling so sweetly (all musk,) and so rushmistress Bridget lost the handle of her fan, I took’t ling, I warrant you, in silk and gold and in such upon mine honour, thou hadst it not.

alligant terms; and in such wine and sugar of the Pist. Didst thou not share ? hadst thou not fif- best, and the fairest, that would have won any w teen pence?

man's heart; and, I warrant you, they could never Fal. Reason, you rogue, reason: Think'st thou, get an eye-wink of her. I had myself twenty anI'll endanger my soul gratis ? At a word, hang no gels given me this morning : but I defy all angels more about me, I am no gibbet for you :-90:-A in any such sort, as they say,) but in the way of short knife and a throng; —to your manor of Pickt- honesty :-and, I warrant you, they could never hatch, go.—You'll not bear a letter for me, you get her so much as sip on a cup with the proudest rogue! you stand upon your honour !-Why, thou 1 of them all: and yei there has been earls, nay, unconfinable baseness, it is as much as I can do to which is more, pensioners ;12 but I warrant you, ai keep the terms of my honour precise. I, I, I my- is one with her.

1 The folio of 1623 reads An-heires, which is unin leathers, fixed into handles, some of which were made telligible ; the word in the text, the conjecture of Mr. of gold, silver, or ivory of curious workmanship. Boaden, Malone considered the best that had been of. 7 i. e. go and cut purses in a croud. Purses being fered. Cavaleiros would have been the orthography then worn hanging at the girdle. of the old copy, and the host har the term frequently in 9 Pick'i-halch was in Turnbull Street, Cow Cross, his mouth. Mr. Steevens substituted on hrarla. Clerkenwell, a haunt of the worst part of both setes,

2 Before the introduction of rapiers the swords in use The unseasonable avd obetreperous irruptions of the were of an enormous length and sometimes used with swash-bucklers of that age rendered a hatch or half both hands, Shallow, with an old man's vanity, cen- door with spikes upon it a necessary defence to a hry sures the innovation, and ridicules the terms and use of thel, and hence the term became a cant phrase to de the rapier. See note on K. Henry IV. P. 1, Act ii, Sc. 4. note a part of the town noted for brothels.

3 An obsolete phrase, signifyng—what they did 9 A sconce is a fortification ; to ensconce is there there.' In Act iv. Sc. 2. of this play we have again, fore to protect as with a fort. what make you here ; for what do you here

10 Alehouse language. Red lattice windows formerly 4 Equipage appears to have been a cant term, which denoted an alehouse, as the chequers have done siure. Warburton conjectured to mean stolen goods. Mr. 11 A mistake of Mrs. Quickly's for quandaries. CaSteevens thinks it means attendance; i.e. if you will nary was, however, a quick and lively dance meliliod. lend me the money, I will pay you again in attendance,' ed in All's Well that Ends well, Actii. Sc. 1. but has failed to produce an example of the use of the 12 i. e. Gentlemen of the band of Pensinners. Their word in that sense.

dress was remarkably splendid, and therefore likely to 5 i. e. he who draws along with you, who is joined attract the notice of Mrs. Quickly. Hence, Shaksjeare, with you in all your knavery.

in a Midsummer Night's Dream, has selected the end. 6 Fans were costly appendages of female dress in en-coated cowslips to be pensioners to the Fairy Silakspeare's uime. They consisted of ostrich and other Queen.


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