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Author: William Shakespeare
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The Merry Wives of Windsor (Folio 1, 1623)


Scena Tertia.
Enter Mist. Page, Mist. Ford, Caius.
Mist. Page. Mr Doctor, my daughter is in green, when
2450you see your time, take her by the hand, away with her
to the Deanerie, and dispatch it quickly: go before into
the Parke: we two must go together.
Cai. I know vat I haue to do, adieu.
Mist. Page. Fare you well (Sir:) my husband will not
2455reioyce so much at the abuse of Falstaffe, as he will chafe
at the Doctors marrying my daughter: But 'tis no mat-
ter; better a little chiding, then a great deale of heart-
breake.
Mist. Ford. Where is Nan now? and her troop of Fai-
2460ries? and the Welch-deuill Herne?
Mist. Page. They are all couch'd in a pit hard by Hernes
Oake, with obscur'd Lights; which at the very instant
of Falstaffes and our meeting, they will at once display to
the night.
2465Mist. Ford. That cannot choose but amaze him.
Mist. Page. If he be not amaz'd he will be mock'd: If
he be amaz'd, he will euery way be mock'd.
Mist. Ford. Wee'll betray him finely.
Mist. Page. Against such Lewdsters, and their lechery,
2470Those that betray them, do no treachery.
Mist. Ford. The houre drawes-on: to the Oake, to the
Oake.
Exeunt.