|William Shakespeare (15641616). The Oxford Shakespeare. 1914.|
|The Merry Wives of Windsor|
|Act V. Scene III.|
The Street in Windsor.
Enter MISTRESS PAGE, MISTRESS FORD, and DR. CAIUS.
| Mrs. Page. Master Doctor, my daughter is in green: when you see your time, take her by the hand, away with her to the deanery, and dispatch it quickly. Go before into the Park: we two must go together.|
| Caius. I know vat I have to do. Adieu.|
| Mrs. Page. Fare you well, sir. [Exit CAIUS.] My husband will not rejoice so much at the abuse of Falstaff, as he will chafe at the doctors marrying my daughter: but tis no matter; better a little chiding than a great deal of heart break.|| 5|
| Mrs. Ford. Where is Nan now and her troop of fairies, and the Welsh devil, Hugh?|
| Mrs. Page. They are all couched in a pit hard by Hernes oak, with obscured lights; which, at the very instant of Falstaffs and our meeting, they will at once display to the night.|
| Mrs. Ford. That cannot choose but amaze him.|
| Mrs. Page. If he be not amazed, he will be mocked; if he be amazed, he will every way be mocked.|
| Mrs. Ford. Well betray him finely.|| 10|
| Mrs. Page. Against such lewdsters and their lechery,|
|Those that betray them do no treachery.|
| Mrs. Ford. The hour draws on: to the oak, to the oak! [Exeunt.|