The Merry Wives of Windsor
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Enter Falstaffe, Host, Bardolfe, Nym, Pistoll, Enter Falstaff, Host, Bardolph, Nym, Pistol, and MW I.iii.1.1
Page.Robin MW I.iii.1.2
Fal. FALSTAFF 
Mine Host of the Garter?Mine host of the Garter – MW I.iii.1
Ho. HOST 
What saies my Bully Rooke? speake schollerly, andWhat says my bully rook? Speak scholarly andbully rook (n.)
old form: Rooke
merry comrade, good mate, old rogue
MW I.iii.2
wisely.wisely. MW I.iii.3
Fal. FALSTAFF 
Truely mine Host; I must turne away some ofTruly, mine host, I must turn away some ofturn away (v.)
old form: turne
send away, dismiss from service
MW I.iii.4
my followers.my followers. MW I.iii.5
Ho. HOST 
Discard, (bully Hercules) casheere; let them wag;Discard, bully Hercules, cashier. Let them wag;Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievementsMW I.iii.6
bully (n./adj.)[especially as a warm form of address] fine fellow, good friend
cashier (v.)
old form: casheere
discharge, dismiss [from service]
wag (v.)go off, depart, go on one's way
trot, trot.trot, trot. MW I.iii.7
Fal. FALSTAFF 
I sit at ten pounds a weeke.I sit at ten pounds a week.sit (v.)lodge, live, stayMW I.iii.8
Ho. HOST 
Thou'rt an Emperor (Cesar, Keiser and Pheazar)Thou'rt an emperor – Caesar, Keisar, and Pheazar.pheazar (n.)[unclear meaning] vizier, person of great statureMW I.iii.9
keisar (n.)
old form: Keiser
kaiser, emperor
I will entertaine Bardolfe: he shall draw; he shall tap; I will entertain Bardolph; he shall draw, he shall tap.draw (v.)draw liquor [from barrels]MW I.iii.10
entertain (v.)
old form: entertaine
hire, employ, maintain, take into service
tap (v.)work as a tapster
said I well (bully Hector?)Said I well, bully Hector?bully (n./adj.)[especially as a warm form of address] fine fellow, good friendMW I.iii.11
Hector (n.)son of Priam, married to Andromache; the bravest Trojan, who led out their army to battle
Fa. FALSTAFF 
Doe so (good mine Host.Do so, good mine host. MW I.iii.12
Ho. HOST 
I haue spoke; let him follow; let me I have spoke. Let him follow. (To Bardolph) Let me MW I.iii.13
see thee froth, and liue: I am at a word: follow.see thee froth and lime. I am at a word. Follow.word, at awithout more ado, at once, forthwithMW I.iii.14
lime (v.)mix wine with lime [to add to its sparkle]
froth (v.)make beer foam up [so that not so much is sold]
Exit MW I.iii.14
Fal. FALSTAFF 
Bardolfe, follow him: a Tapster is a good trade:Bardolph, follow him. A tapster is a good trade.tapster (n.)inn waiter, drawer of aleMW I.iii.15
an old Cloake, makes a new Ierkin: a wither'd Seruingman,An old cloak makes a new jerkin; a withered servingmanjerkin (n.)
old form: Ierkin
male upper garment, close-fitting jacket [often made of leather]
MW I.iii.16
a fresh Tapster: goe, adew.a fresh tapster. Go, adieu. MW I.iii.17
Ba. BARDOLPH 
It is a life that I haue desir'd: I will thriue.It is a life that I have desired. I will thrive. MW I.iii.18
Pist. PISTOL 
O base hungarian wight: wilt yu the spigot wield.O base Hungarian wight! Wilt thou the spigot wield?wight (n.)[archaism] person, human beingMW I.iii.19
base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthy
Hungarian (adj.)[pun on ‘hungry’] beggarly, thievish
spigot (v.)wooden peg, tap [in a barrel]
Exit Bardolph MW I.iii.19
Ni. NYM 
He was gotten in drink: is not the humorHe was gotten in drink. Is not the humourconceited (adj.)
old form: cōceited
ingenious, clever, well-devised
MW I.iii.20
humour (n.)
old form: humor
style, method, way, fashion
humour (n.)
old form: humor
sentiment, turn of phrase, manner of expression
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
cõceited?conceited? MW I.iii.21
Fal. FALSTAFF 
I am glad I am so acquit of this Tinderbox: hisI am glad I am so acquit of this tinderbox.acquit (adj.)rid, free, relievedMW I.iii.22
Thefts were too open: his filching was like anHis thefts were too open. His filching was like anopen (adj.)public, exposed to general viewMW I.iii.23
vnskilfull Singer, he kept not time.unskilful singer – he kept not time. MW I.iii.24
Ni. NYM 
The good humor is to steale at a minutes rest.The good humour is to steal at a minute's rest.rest (n.)interval, space, pauseMW I.iii.25
humour (n.)
old form: humor
style, method, way, fashion
Pist. PISTOL 
Conuay: the wise it call: Steale? foh:‘ Convey ’, the wise it call. ‘ Steal!’ Foh,convey (v.)
old form: Conuay
carry off, make away with, take by force
MW I.iii.26
a fico for the phrase.A fico for the phrase!fico (n.)figMW I.iii.27
Fal. FALSTAFF 
Well sirs, I am almost out at heeles.Well, sirs, I am almost out at heels.heels, out at
old form: heeles
penniless, destitute, in desperate straights
MW I.iii.28
Pist. PISTOL 
Why then let Kibes ensue.Why then, let kibes ensue.kibe (n.)chilblain, inflamed heelMW I.iii.29
Fal. FALSTAFF 
There is no remedy: I must conicatch, I must There is no remedy – I must cony-catch, I mustcony-catch (v.)
old form: conicatch
take to cheating, become a trickster
MW I.iii.30
shift.shift.shift (v.)provide, look out, take careMW I.iii.31
Pist. PISTOL 
Yong Rauens must haue foode.Young ravens must have food. MW I.iii.32
Fal. FALSTAFF 
Which of you know Ford of this Towne?Which of you know Ford of this town? MW I.iii.33
Pist. PISTOL 
I ken the wight: he is of substance good.I ken the wight. He is of substance good.wight (n.)[archaism] person, human beingMW I.iii.34
substance (n.)property, wealth, possessions, treasure
ken (v.)know, be acquainted with
Fal. FALSTAFF 
My honest Lads, I will tell you what I am about.My honest lads, I will tell you what I am about.about (adv.)in the process of planning, up toMW I.iii.35
Pist. PISTOL 
Two yards, and more.Two yards, and more. MW I.iii.36
Fal. FALSTAFF 
No quips now Pistoll: (Indeede I am in theNo quips now, Pistol. Indeed, I am in the MW I.iii.37
waste two yards about: but I am now about no waste:waist two yards about. But I am now about no waste –about (adv.)round, in circumferenceMW I.iii.38
I am about thrift) briefely: I doe meane to make loue to I am about thrift. Briefly, I do mean to make love to MW I.iii.39
Fords wife: I spie entertainment in her: shee discourses: Ford's wife. I spy entertainment in her. She discourses,discourse (v.)talk, chat, converseMW I.iii.40
entertainment (n.)hospitality, provision for needs
shee carues: she giues the leere of inuitation: I can construeshe carves, she gives the leer of invitation. I can construecarve (v.)
old form: carues
be a generous hostess; or: speak in a charmingly affected way
MW I.iii.41
construe (v.)explain, expound
leer (n.)
old form: leere
glance, look, eye
the action of her familier stile, & the hardest voicethe action of her familiar style; and the hardest voiceaction (n.)performance, exercises, actsMW I.iii.42
hard (adj.)unpleasant, harsh, cruel
familiar (adj.)
old form: familier
friendly, congenial, welcoming
voice (n.)authoritative opinion, judgement
of her behauior (to be english'd rightly) is, I am of her behaviour – to be Englished rightly – is ‘ I am  MW I.iii.43
Sir Iohn Falstafs.Sir John Falstaff's.’ MW I.iii.44
Pist. PISTOL 
He hath studied her will; and translated her will:He hath studied her will, and translated her will –will (n.)intent, purpose, designMW I.iii.45
translate (v.)transform, change, alter
out of honesty, into English.out of honesty into English.honesty (n.)virtue, chastityMW I.iii.46
Ni. NYM 
The Anchor is deepe: will that humor passe?The anchor is deep. Will that humour pass?pass (v.)
old form: passe
pass muster, stand up well
MW I.iii.47
humour (n.)
old form: humor
sentiment, turn of phrase, manner of expression
Fal. FALSTAFF 
Now, the report goes, she has all the rule ofNow, the report goes she has all the rule of  MW I.iii.48
her husbands Purse: he hath a legend of Angels.her husband's purse. He hath a legion of angels.angel (n.)gold coin [with the angel Michael depicted], value between a third and half of a poundMW I.iii.49
legend (n.)probably a malapropism for ‘legion’
Pist. PISTOL 
As many diuels entertaine: and to her Boy say I.As many devils entertain! And ‘ To her, boy,’ say I.entertain (v.)
old form: entertaine
hire, employ, maintain, take into service
MW I.iii.50
Ni. NYM 
The humor rises: it is good: humor me theThe humour rises – it is good. Humour me thehumour (n.)
old form: humor
sentiment, turn of phrase, manner of expression
MW I.iii.51
humour (v.)
old form: humor
like the mood of, find enjoyable, indulge
humour (n.)
old form: humor
mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
angels.angels. MW I.iii.52
Fal. FALSTAFF 
I haue writ me here a letter to her: & hereI have writ me here a letter to her; and here MW I.iii.53
another to Pages wife, who euen now gaue mee good eyesanother to Page's wife, who even now gave me good eyes MW I.iii.54
too; examind my parts with most iudicious illiads: too, examined my parts with most judicious œillades.oeillade (n.)
old form: illiads
[pron: 'iliad, uh'yahd] ] amorous glance, look of love, ogle
MW I.iii.55
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
sometimes the beame of her view, guilded my foote: Sometimes the beam of her view gilded my foot, MW I.iii.56
sometimes my portly belly.sometimes my portly belly.portly (adj.)stately, majestic, dignifiedMW I.iii.57
Pist. PISTOL  
(aside) MW I.iii.58
Then did the Sun on dung-hill shine.Then did the sun on dunghill shine. MW I.iii.58
Ni. NYM  
(aside)humour (n.)sentiment, turn of phrase, manner of expressionMW I.iii.59
I thanke thee for that humour.I thank thee for that humour. MW I.iii.59
Fal. FALSTAFF 
O she did so course o're my exteriors with O, she did so course o'er my exteriors withcourse over (v.)
old form: o're
run an eye over, check out, go through
MW I.iii.60
such a greedy intention, that the appetite of her eye, did such a greedy intention that the appetite of her eye did MW I.iii.61
seeme to scorch me vp like a burning-glasse: here'sseem to scorch me up like a burning-glass. Here's MW I.iii.62
another letter to her: She beares the Purse too: She is aanother letter to her. She bears the purse too. She is a MW I.iii.63
Region in Guiana: all gold, and bountie: I will be Cheatersregion in Guiana, all gold and bounty. I will be cheaterscheater (n.)deceiver, sharper, gamester; also: officer who looks after estates forfeited to the crownMW I.iii.64
to them both, and they shall be Exchequers to mee: theyto them both, and they shall be exchequers to me. They MW I.iii.65
shall be my East and West Indies, and I will trade toshall be my East and West Indies, and I will trade to MW I.iii.66
them both: Goe, beare thou this Letter tothem both. (To Pistol) Go, bear thou this letter to MW I.iii.67
Mistris Page; and thou this to Mistris Ford: Mistress Page; (to Nym) and thou this to Mistress Ford. MW I.iii.68
we will thriue (Lads) we will thriue.We will thrive, lads, we will thrive. MW I.iii.69
Pist. PISTOL 
Shall I Sir Pandarus of Troy become,Shall I Sir Pandarus of Troy become –Pandarus (n.)[pron: 'pandarus] Trojan prince, killed by Diomedes; Cressida's uncle and go-betweenMW I.iii.70
And by my side weare Steele? then Lucifer take all.And by my side wear steel? Then Lucifer take all!Lucifer (n.)in the Bible, the name of a principal devil; or, the DevilMW I.iii.71
Ni. NYM 
I will run no base humor: here take the humor-Letter;I will run no base humour. Here, take the humour-letter.base (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rankMW I.iii.72
humour (n.)
old form: humor
style, method, way, fashion
humour-letter (n.)
old form: humor-Letter
letter displaying a particular sentiment
I will keepe the hauior of reputation.I will keep the haviour of reputation.reputation (n.)honour, esteem, integrityMW I.iii.73
haviour (n.)
old form: hauior
behaviour, manner, demeanour
Fal. FALSTAFF  
(to Robin)sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]MW I.iii.74
Hold Sirha, beare you these Letters tightly,Hold, sirrah, bear you these letters tightly; MW I.iii.74
Saile like my Pinnasse to these golden shores.Sail like my pinnace to these golden shores.pinnace (n.)
old form: Pinnasse
small speedy boat with a single mast
MW I.iii.75
Rogues, hence, auaunt, vanish like haile-stones; goe,Rogues, hence, avaunt! Vanish like hailstones, go!avaunt (int.)
old form: auaunt
begone, go away, be off
MW I.iii.76
Trudge; plod away ith' hoofe: seeke shelter, packe:Trudge, plod away o'th'hoof, seek shelter, pack!pack (v.)
old form: packe
take [oneself] off, be off, depart
MW I.iii.77
Falstaffe will learne the honor of the age,Falstaff will learn the humour of the age,humour (n.)style, method, way, fashionMW I.iii.78
French-thrift, you Rogues, my selfe, and skirted Page.French thrift, you rogues – myself and skirted page.skirted (adj.)wearing a long coatMW I.iii.79
Exeunt Falstaff and Robin MW I.iii.79
Pist. PISTOL 
Let Vultures gripe thy guts: for gourd, and Fullam holds:Let vultures gripe thy guts! For gourd and fullam holds,hold (v.)apply, be apt, remain validMW I.iii.80
gourd (n.)type of loaded dice
gripe (v.)clutch, grasp, seize
fullam, fulham (n.)type of loaded dice
& high and low beguiles the rich & poore,And high and low beguiles the rich and poor.beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trickMW I.iii.81
Tester ile haue in pouch when thou shalt lacke,Tester I'll have in pouch when thou shalt lack,tester, testril (n.)sixpenny pieceMW I.iii.82
Base Phrygian Turke.Base Phrygian Turk!Phrygia (n.)[pron: 'frijia] central plateau area of Asia Minor where Troy was situatedMW I.iii.83
base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthy
Ni. NYM 
I haue opperations, / Which be humors of reuenge.I have operations which be humours of revenge.operation (n.)
old form: opperations
plan, active thought, working idea
MW I.iii.84
humour (n.)
old form: humors
style, method, way, fashion
Pist. PISTOL 
Wilt thou reuenge?Wilt thou revenge?welkin (n.)sky, firmament, heavensMW I.iii.85.1
Ni. NYM 
By Welkin, and her Star.By welkin and her star! MW I.iii.85.2
Pist. PISTOL 
With wit, or Steele?With wit or steel?wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityMW I.iii.86.1
humour (n.)
old form: humors
style, method, way, fashion
Ni. NYM 
With both the humors, I:With both the humours, I. MW I.iii.86.2
I will discusse the humour of this Loue to Ford.I will discuss the humour of this love to Page.discuss (v.)
old form: discusse
disclose, make known, declare
MW I.iii.87
humour (n.)style, method, way, fashion
Pist. PISTOL 
And I to Page shall eke vnfoldAnd I to Ford shall eke unfoldeke (adv.)[archaism] also, moreover, tooMW I.iii.88
How Falstaffe (varlet vile)How Falstaff, varlet vile,varlet (n.)knave, rogue, rascal, ruffianMW I.iii.89
His Doue will proue; his gold will hold,His dove will prove, his gold will hold,prove (v.)
old form: proue
test, try out, make trial [of]
MW I.iii.90
And his soft couch defile.And his soft couch defile. MW I.iii.91
Ni. NYM 
My humour shall not coole: I will incense Ford toMy humour shall not cool. I will incense Page tohumour (n.)mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]MW I.iii.92
deale with poyson: I will possesse him with yallownesse, fordeal with poison. I will possess him with yellowness, foryellowness (n.)
old form: yallownesse
jealousy
MW I.iii.93
deal with (v.)
old form: with
make use of, resort to
possess (v.)
old form: possesse
fill, imbue
the reuolt of mine is dangerous: that is my true humour.the revolt of mine is dangerous. That is my true humour.revolt (n.)
old form: reuolt
rebellion, act of disobedience
MW I.iii.94
humour (n.)mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
Pist. PISTOL 
Thou art the Mars of Malecontents: I second thee: troope on. Thou art the Mars of malcontents. I second thee. Troop on.malcontent (n.)
old form: Malecontents
discontented individual, trouble-maker
MW I.iii.95
Exeunt.Exeunt MW I.iii.95
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