The Merry Wives of Windsor
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Enter Mist. Page, Mist. Ford, Caius.Enter Mistress Page, Mistress Ford, and Doctor Caius MW V.iii.1
Mist. Page. MISTRESS PAGE 
Mr Doctor, my daughter is in green, whenMaster Doctor, my daughter is in green. MW V.iii.1
you see your time, take her by the hand, awayWhen you see your time, take her by the hand, away MW V.iii.2
with her to the Deanerie, and dispatch it quickly: gowith her to the deanery, and dispatch it quickly. Godispatch, despatch (v.)deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quicklyMW V.iii.3
before into the Parke: we two must go together.before into the Park. We two must go together. MW V.iii.4
Cai. CAIUS 
I know vat I haue to do, adieu.I know vat I have to do. Adieu. MW V.iii.5
Mist. Page. MISTRESS PAGE 
Fare you well (Sir:)Fare you well, sir.fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]MW V.iii.6
Exit Caius MW V.iii.6
my husband will not reioyce so much at the abuse of My husband will not rejoice so much at the abuse ofabuse (n.)deception, hoax, fraudMW V.iii.7
Falstaffe, as he will chafe at the Doctors marrying myFalstaff as he will chafe at the doctor's marrying mychafe (v.)fret, rage, seetheMW V.iii.8
daughter: But 'tis no matter; better a little chiding,daughter. But 'tis no matter. Better a little chiding MW V.iii.9
then a great deale of heart-breake. than a great deal of heartbreak.chiding (n.)telling-off, scolding, rebukeMW V.iii.10
Mist. Ford. MISTRESS FORD 
Where is Nan now? and her troop ofWhere is Nan now, and her troop of MW V.iii.11
Fairies? and the Welch-deuill Herne?fairies, and the Welsh devil Hugh? MW V.iii.12
Mist. Page. MISTRESS PAGE 
They are all couch'd in a pit hard byThey are all couched in a pit hard bycouch (v.)
old form: couch'd
conceal, hide, lie hidden
MW V.iii.13
Hernes Oake, with obscur'd Lights; which at the veryHerne's Oak, with obscured lights, which, at the very MW V.iii.14
instant of Falstaffes and our meeting, they will at onceinstant of Falstaff's and our meeting, they will at once MW V.iii.15
display to the night.display to the night. MW V.iii.16
Mist. Ford. MISTRESS FORD 
That cannot choose but amaze him.That cannot choose but amaze him.amaze (v.)alarm, dismay, scareMW V.iii.17
Mist. Page. MISTRESS PAGE 
If he be not amaz'd he will be mock'd:If he be not amazed, he will be mocked.mock (v.)
old form: mock'd
deceive, delude, mislead
MW V.iii.18
If he be amaz'd, he will euery way be mock'd.If he be amazed, he will every way be mocked.mock (v.)
old form: mock'd
make fun of, ridicule
MW V.iii.19
Mist. Ford. MISTRESS FORD 
Wee'll betray him finely.We'll betray him finely.betray (v.)deceive, seduce, misleadMW V.iii.20
finely (adv.)nicely, delicately, subtly
Mist. Page. MISTRESS PAGE 
Against such Lewdsters, and their lechery,Against such lewdsters and their lechery,lewdster (n.)debaucher, profligate, lascivious individualMW V.iii.21
Those that betray them, do no treachery.Those that betray them do no treachery. MW V.iii.22
Mist. Ford. MISTRESS FORD 
The houre drawes-on: to the Oake, to theThe hour draws on. To the Oak, to the MW V.iii.23
Oake. Oak! MW V.iii.24
Exeunt.Exeunt MW V.iii.24
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