The Merry Wives of Windsor
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Enter Mistris Page, Quickly, William, Euans.Enter Mistress Page, Mistress Quickly, and William MW IV.i.1
Mist. Pag. MISTRESS PAGE 
Is he at M. Fords already think'st Is he at Master Ford's already, thinkest MW IV.i.1
thou?thou? MW IV.i.2
Qui. MISTRESS QUICKLY 
Sure he is by this; or will be presently;Sure he is by this, or will be presently. MW IV.i.3
but truely he is very couragious mad, about hisBut truly he is very courageous mad about his MW IV.i.4
throwing into the water. Mistris Ford desires you tothrowing into the water. Mistress Ford desires you to MW IV.i.5
come sodainely. come suddenly.suddenly (adv.)
old form: sodainely
immediately, at once, without delay
MW IV.i.6
Mist. Pag. MISTRESS PAGE 
Ile be with her by and by: Ile butI'll be with her by and by – I'll butby and by (adv.)immediately, straightaway, directlyMW IV.i.7
bring my yong-man here to Schoole: looke where hisbring my young man here to school. Look where hisbring (v.)accompany, conduct, escortMW IV.i.8
Master comes;master comes. MW IV.i.9
Enter Sir Hugh Evans MW IV.i.10.1
'tis a playing day I see: how now Sir Hugh, no Schoole'Tis a playing day, I see. How now, Sir Hugh, no schoolplaying day (n.)school holiday, day offMW IV.i.10
to day?today? MW IV.i.11
Eua. EVANS 
No: Master Slender is let the Boyes leaue to play.No. Master Slender is let the boys leave to play. MW IV.i.12
Qui MISTRESS QUICKLY 
'Blessing of his heart.Blessing of his heart! MW IV.i.13
Mist. Pag. MISTRESS PAGE 
Sir Hugh, my husband saies my sonneSir Hugh, my husband says my son MW IV.i.14
profits nothing in the world at his Booke: I pray youprofits nothing in the world at his book. I pray you, MW IV.i.15
aske him some questions in his Accidence.ask him some questions in his accidence.accidence (n.)inflections of Latin grammarMW IV.i.16
Eu. EVANS 
Come hither William; hold vp your head; come.Come hither, William. Hold up your head. Come. MW IV.i.17
Mist. Pag. MISTRESS PAGE 
Come-on Sirha; hold vp your head;Come on, sirrah. Hold up your head.sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]MW IV.i.18
answere your Master, be not afraid.Answer your master, be not afraid. MW IV.i.19
Eua. EVANS 
William, how many Numbers is in Nownes?William, how many numbers is in nouns? MW IV.i.20
Will. WILLIAM 
Two.Two. MW IV.i.21
Qui. MISTRESS QUICKLY 
Truely, I thought there had binTruly, I thought there had been MW IV.i.22
one Number more, because they say od's-Nownes.one number more, because they say ‘ 'Od's nouns.’'Od[in emphatic expressions] shortened form of 'God'MW IV.i.23
nouns (n.)[in emphatic expressions] wounds
Eua. EVANS 
Peace, your tatlings. What is (Faire) William?Peace your tattlings. What is ‘ fair,’ William?peace (v.)be still, keep silent, be calmMW IV.i.24
tattling (n.)
old form: tatlings
prattle, chatter, idle talk
Will. WILLIAM 
Pulcher.Pulcher. MW IV.i.25
Qu. MISTRESS QUICKLY 
Powlcats? there are fairer thingsPolecats! There are fairer things MW IV.i.26
then Powlcats, sure.than polecats, sure.polecat (n.)
old form: Powlcats
[slang] prostitute, courtesan, whore
MW IV.i.27
Eua. EVANS 
You are a very simplicity o'man: I pray you peace.You are a very simplicity 'oman. I pray you peace. MW IV.i.28
What is (Lapis) William?What is lapis, William? MW IV.i.29
Will. WILLIAM 
A Stone.A stone. MW IV.i.30
Eua. EVANS 
And what is a Stone (William?)And what is ‘ a stone,’ William? MW IV.i.31
Will. WILLIAM 
A Peeble.A pebble. MW IV.i.32
Eua. EVANS 
No; it is Lapis: I pray you remember in your praine.No, it is lapis. I pray you remember in your prain. MW IV.i.33
Will. WILLIAM 
Lapis.Lapis. MW IV.i.34
Eua. EVANS 
That is a good William: what is he (William) thatThat is a good William. What is he, William, that MW IV.i.35
do's lend Articles.does lend articles? MW IV.i.36
Will. WILLIAM 
Articles are borrowed of the Pronoune; and beArticles are borrowed of the pronoun, and be MW IV.i.37
thus declined. Singulariter nominatiuo hic haec, hoc.thus declined: Singulariter, nominativo, hic, haec, hoc. MW IV.i.38
Eua. EVANS 
Nominatiuo hig, hag, hog: pray you marke: Nominativo, hig, hag, hog. Pray you mark:mark (v.)
old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
MW IV.i.39
genitiuo huius: Well: what is your Accusatiue-case?genitivo, hujus. Well, what is your accusative case? MW IV.i.40
Will. WILLIAM 
Accusatiuo hinc.Accusativo, hinc. MW IV.i.41
Eua. EVANS 
I pray you haue your remembrance (childe) I pray you have your remembrance, child.remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollectionMW IV.i.42
Accusatiuo hing, hang, hog.Accusativo, hung, hang, hog. MW IV.i.43
Qu. MISTRESS QUICKLY 
Hang-hog, is latten for Bacon, I‘ Hang-hog ’ is Latin for bacon, I MW IV.i.44
warrant you.warrant you.warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmMW IV.i.45
Eua. EVANS 
Leaue your prables (o'man) What is the Focatiue Leave your prabbles, 'oman. What is the focativebrabble (n.)
old form: prables
quibbling, nit-picking, noisy disputing
MW IV.i.46
case (William?)case, William? MW IV.i.47
Will. WILLIAM 
O, Vocatiuo, O.O – vocativo, O. MW IV.i.48
Eua. EVANS 
Remember William, Focatiue, is caret.Remember, William. Focative is caret. MW IV.i.49
Qu. MISTRESS QUICKLY 
And that's a good roote.And that's a good root. MW IV.i.50
Eua. EVANS 
O'man, forbeare.'Oman, forbear.forbear (v.)
old form: forbeare
control oneself, have patience [for]
MW IV.i.51
Mist. Pag. MISTRESS PAGE 
Peace.Peace! MW IV.i.52
Eua. EVANS 
What is your Genitiue case plurall (William?)What is your genitive case plural, William? MW IV.i.53
Will. WILLIAM 
Genitiue case?Genitive case? MW IV.i.54
Eua. EVANS 
I.Ay. MW IV.i.55
Will. WILLIAM 
Genitiue horum, harum, horum.Genitive – horum, harum, horum. MW IV.i.56
Qu. MISTRESS QUICKLY 
'Vengeance of Ginyes case; fie onVengeance of Jenny's case! Fie onvengeance offie on, a plague onMW IV.i.57
case (n.)state, plight, situation, circumstance
her; neuer name her (childe) if she be a whore.her! Never name her, child, if she be a whore. MW IV.i.58
Eua. EVANS 
For shame o'man.For shame, 'oman. MW IV.i.59
Qu. MISTRESS QUICKLY 
You doe ill to teach the childe suchYou do ill to teach the child suchill (n.)wrong, injury, harm, evilMW IV.i.60
words: hee teaches him to hic, and to hac; which they'llwords. He teaches him to hick and to hack, which they'llhack (v.)
old form: hac
[unclear meaning] be promiscuous, go whoring
MW IV.i.61
hick (v.)
old form: hic
hiccup [from drinking]
doe fast enough of themselues, and to call horum; fiedo fast enough of themselves, and to call ‘ horum.’ Fie MW IV.i.62
vpon you.upon you! MW IV.i.63
Euans. EVANS 
O'man, art thou Lunaties? Hast thou no vnderstandings'Oman, art thou lunatics? Hast thou no understandings MW IV.i.64
for thy Cases, & the numbers of the Genders?for thy cases and the numbers of the genders? MW IV.i.65
Thou art as foolish Christian creatures, as I wouldThou art as foolish Christian creatures as I would MW IV.i.66
desires.desires. MW IV.i.67
Mi. Page. MISTRESS PAGE 
Pre'thee hold thy peace.Prithee hold thy peace. MW IV.i.68
Eu. EVANS 
Shew me now (William) some declensions of yourShow me now, William, some declensions of your MW IV.i.69
Pronounes.pronouns. MW IV.i.70
Will. WILLIAM 
Forsooth, I haue forgot.Forsooth, I have forgot.forsooth (adv.)in truth, certainly, truly, indeedMW IV.i.71
Eu. EVANS 
It is Qui, que, quod; if you forget your Quies, your It is qui, quae, quod. If you forget your quis, your MW IV.i.72
Ques, and your Quods, you must be preeches: Goe yourquaes, and your quods, you must be preeches. Go yourbreech (v.)
old form: preeches
flog, whip on the behind
MW IV.i.73
waies and play, go.ways and play. Go. MW IV.i.74
M. Pag. MISTRESS PAGE 
He is a better scholler then I thought heHe is a better scholar than I thought he MW IV.i.75
was.was. MW IV.i.76
Eu. EVANS 
He is a good sprag-memory: Farewel Mis. He is a good sprag memory. Farewell, Mistresssprag (adj.)pronunciation of ‘sprack’: smart, active, alertMW IV.i.77
Page.Page. MW IV.i.78
Mis. Page. MISTRESS PAGE 
Adieu good Sir Hugh:Adieu, good Sir Hugh. MW IV.i.79
Exit Evans MW IV.i.79
Get you home boy, Come we stay too long. Get you home, boy. Come, we stay too long. MW IV.i.80
Exeunt.Exeunt MW IV.i.80
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