The Merry Wives of Windsor
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Enter Euans, Simple, Page, Shallow, Slender, Host, Caius, Rugby.Enter Evans and Simple MW III.i.1
Euans. EVANS 
I pray you now, good Master Slenders seruing-man,I pray you now, good Master Slender's servingman, MW III.i.1
and friend Simple by your name; which way haueand friend Simple by your name, which way have MW III.i.2
you look'd for Master Caius, that calls himselfe Doctoryou looked for Master Caius, that calls himself Doctor MW III.i.3
of Phisicke.of Physic?physic (n.)
old form: Phisicke
medicine, healing, treatment
MW III.i.4
Sim. SIMPLE 
Marry Sir, the pittie-ward, the Parke-ward:Marry, sir, the pittie-ward, the park-ward,pittie-ward (n.)direction of Windsor Little ParkMW III.i.5
park-ward (n.)
old form: Parke-ward
direction of Windsor Great Park
marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary
euery way: olde Windsor way, and euery way but theevery way; Old Windsor way, and every way but the MW III.i.6
Towne-way.town way. MW III.i.7
Euan. EVANS 
I most fehemently desire you, you will also lookeI most fehemently desire you you will also look MW III.i.8
that way.that way. MW III.i.9
Sim. SIMPLE 
I will sir.I will, sir. MW III.i.10
Exit MW III.i.10
Euan. EVANS 
'Plesse my soule: how full of Chollors I am, andPless my soul, how full of chollors I am, andcholer (n.)
old form: Chollors
anger, rage, wrath
MW III.i.11
trempling of minde: I shall be glad if he haue deceiuedtrempling of mind! I shall be glad if he have deceived MW III.i.12
me: how melancholies I am? I will knog his Vrinallsme. How melancholies I am! I will knog his urinalsurinal (n.)
old form: Vrinalls
medical vessel for holding urine
MW III.i.13
about his knaues costard, when I haue good oportunitiesabout his knave's costard when I have good opportunitiesknave (n.)
old form: knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
MW III.i.14
costard (n.)[jocular: large kind of apple] head
for the orke: 'Plesse my soule: for the 'ork. Pless my soul! MW III.i.15
He sings MW III.i.16
To shallow Ruiers to whose falls: To shallow rivers, to whose falls MW III.i.16
melodious Birds sings Madrigalls: Melodious birds sings madrigals. MW III.i.17
There will we make our Peds of Roses: There will we make our peds of roses, MW III.i.18
and a thousand fragrant posies. And a thousand fragrant posies. MW III.i.19
To shallow: To shallow – MW III.i.20
'Mercie on mee, I haue a great dispositions to cry.Mercy on me! I have a great dispositions to cry. MW III.i.21
He sings MW III.i.22
Melodious birds sing Madrigalls: --- Melodious birds sing madrigals – MW III.i.22
When as I sat in Pabilon: Whenas I sat in Pabylon – MW III.i.23
and a thousand vagram Posies. And a thousand vagram posies.vagram (adj.)Welsh pronunciation of ‘fragrant’ or: malapropism for ‘vagrant’MW III.i.24
To shallow, &c.To shallow, etc. MW III.i.25
Enter Simple MW III.i.26
Sim. SIMPLE 
Yonder he is comming, this way, Sir Hugh.Yonder he is, coming this way, Sir Hugh. MW III.i.26
Euan. EVANS 
Hee's welcome: He's welcome. MW III.i.27
He sings MW III.i.28
To shallow Riuers, to whose fals:To shallow rivers, to whose falls – MW III.i.28
Heauen prosper the right: what weapons is he?Heaven prosper the right! What weapons is he? MW III.i.29
Sim. SIMPLE 
No weapons, Sir: there comes my Master, Mr.No weapons, sir. There comes my master, Master MW III.i.30
Shallow, and another Gentleman; from Frogmore, ouerShallow, and another gentleman, from Frogmore, over MW III.i.31
the stile, this way.the stile, this way. MW III.i.32
Euan. EVANS 
Pray you giue mee my gowne, or else keepe it inPray you, give me my gown – or else keep it in MW III.i.33
your armes.your arms. MW III.i.34
He takes a book and reads it MW III.i.35.1
Enter Page, Shallow, and Slender MW III.i.35.2
Shal. SHALLOW 
How now Master Parson? good morrow goodHow now, Master Parson? Good morrow, goodmorrow (n.)morningMW III.i.35
Sir Hugh: keepe a Gamester from the dice, and a goodSir Hugh. Keep a gamester from the dice, and a good MW III.i.36
Studient from his booke, and it is wonderfull.student from his book, and it is wonderful. MW III.i.37
Slen. SLENDER  
(aside) MW III.i.38
Ah sweet Anne Page.Ah, sweet Anne Page! MW III.i.38
Page. PAGE 
'Saue you, good Sir Hugh.Save you, good Sir Hugh! MW III.i.39
Euan. EVANS 
'Plesse you from his mercy-sake, all of you.Pless you from his mercy sake, all of you! MW III.i.40
Shal. SHALLOW 
What? the Sword, and the Word? Doe you studyWhat, the sword and the word? Do you studyword (n.)word of GodMW III.i.41
them both, Mr. Parson?them both, Master Parson? MW III.i.42
Page. PAGE 
And youthfull still, in your doublet and hose, thisAnd youthful still – in your doublet and hose thisdoubletman's close-fitting jacket with short skirtMW III.i.43
hose (n.)[pair of] breeches
raw-rumaticke day?raw rheumatic day?rheumatic (adj.)
old form: rumaticke
likely to cause rheumatism
MW III.i.44
Euan. EVANS 
There is reasons, and causes for it.There is reasons and causes for it. MW III.i.45
Page. PAGE 
We are come to you, to doe a good office, Mr .We are come to you to do a good office, Masteroffice (n.)service, sympathy, kindnessMW III.i.46
Parson.Parson. MW III.i.47
Euan. EVANS 
Fery-well: what is it?Fery well. What is it? MW III.i.48
Page. PAGE 
Yonder is a most reuerend Gentleman; who (be-like)Yonder is a most reverend gentleman, who, belike,reverend (adj.)
old form: reuerend
revered, worthy, respected
MW III.i.49
belike (adv.)
old form: be-like
probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
hauing receiued wrong by some person, is at most oddshaving received wrong by some person, is at most oddsodds (n. plural)quarrel, disagreement, strifeMW III.i.50
with his owne grauity and patience, that euer you saw.with his own gravity and patience that ever you saw. MW III.i.51
Shal. SHALLOW 
I haue liued foure-score yeeres, and vpward: II have lived fourscore years and upward. I MW III.i.52
neuer heard a man of his place, grauity, and learning, sonever heard a man of his place, gravity, and learning soplace (n.)position, post, office, rankMW III.i.53
wide of his owne respect.wide of his own respect.wide (adj.)distant, removed, moving astray [from]MW III.i.54
respect (n.)esteem, status, honour
Euan. EVANS 
What is he?What is he? MW III.i.55
Page. PAGE 
I thinke you know him: Mr. Doctor Caius theI think you know him: Master Doctor Caius, the MW III.i.56
renowned French Physician.renowned French physician. MW III.i.57
Euan. EVANS 
Got's-will, and his passion of my heart: I had asGot's will and his passion of my heart! I had asGot (n.)Welsh pronunciation of 'God'MW III.i.58
lief you would tell me of a messe of porredge.lief you would tell me of a mess of porridge.lief, had asshould like just as muchMW III.i.59
Page. PAGE 
Why?Why? MW III.i.60
Euan. EVANS 
He has no more knowledge in Hibocrates andHe has no more knowledge in Hibocrates andHippocrates (n.)[pron: hi'pokrateez] Greek physician, 4th-c BCMW III.i.61
Galen, and hee is a knaue besides: a cowardly knaue, asGalen – and he is a knave besides, a cowardly knave asknave (n.)
old form: knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
MW III.i.62
Galen (n.)[pron: 'gaylen] Greek physician, 2nd-c
you would desires to be acquainted withall.you would desires to be acquainted withal. MW III.i.63
Page. PAGE 
I warrant you, hee's the man should fight with him.I warrant you, he's the man should fight with him.warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmMW III.i.64
Slen. SLENDER  
(aside) MW III.i.65
O sweet Anne Page.O sweet Anne Page! MW III.i.65
Shal. SHALLOW 
It appeares so by his weapons:It appears so by his weapons. MW III.i.66
Enter Host, Caius, and Rugby MW III.i.67
keepe them asunder: here comes Doctor Caius.Keep them asunder; here comes Doctor Caius. MW III.i.67
Evans and Caius offer to fightoffer (v.)attempt, start, try, make a moveMW III.i.68
Page. PAGE 
Nay good Mr. Parson, keepe in your weapon.Nay, good master Parson, keep in your weapon. MW III.i.68
Shal. SHALLOW 
So doe you, good Mr. Doctor.So do you, good Master Doctor. MW III.i.69
Host. HOST 
Disarme them, and let them question: let them keepeDisarm them, and let them question. Let them keepquestion (v.)discuss the matter, talk things overMW III.i.70
their limbs whole, and hack our English.their limbs whole and hack our English. MW III.i.71
Cai. CAIUS 
I pray you let-a-mee speake a word with your eare;I pray you let-a me speak a word with your ear. MW III.i.72
vherefore vill you not meet-a me?Verefore vill you not meet-a me? MW III.i.73
Euan. EVANS  
(aside to Caius) MW III.i.74
Pray you vse your patiencePray you, use your patience. MW III.i.74
in good time. (Aloud) In good time.time, in goodwhat a question!, how dare you!MW III.i.75
Cai. CAIUS 
By-gar, you are de Coward: de Iack dog: Iohn Ape.By gar, you are de coward, de Jack dog, John ape.jack-dog (n./adj.)
old form: Iack dog
mongrel, currish, mutt-like
MW III.i.76
gar (n.)French pronunciation of ‘God’
Euan. EVANS  
(aside to Caius) MW III.i.77
Pray you let vs not be laughing-stocksPray you, let us not be laughing-stocks MW III.i.77
to other mens humors: I desire you in friendship,to other men's humours. I desire you in friendship,humour (n.)
old form: humors
fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
MW III.i.78
and I will one way or other make you amends:and I will one way or other make you amends. MW III.i.79
I will knog your Vrinal about your knaues (Aloud) I will knog your urinals about your knave'sknave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogueMW III.i.80
urinal (n.)medical vessel for holding urine
Cogs-combe.cogscombs for missing your meetings andcoxcomb (n.)
old form: Cogs-combe
head
MW III.i.81
appointments. MW III.i.82
Cai. CAIUS 
Diable: Iack Rugby: mine Host de Iarteer: haue IDiable! Jack Rugby, mine host de Jarteer, have I MW III.i.83
not stay for him, to kill him? haue I not at de place Inot stay for him to kill him? Have I not, at de place I MW III.i.84
did appoint?did appoint? MW III.i.85
Euan. EVANS 
As I am a Christians-soule, now looke you: this is theAs I am a Christians soul, now, look you, this is the MW III.i.86
place appointed, Ile bee iudgement by mine Host of the place appointed. I'll be judgement by mine host of the MW III.i.87
Garter.Garter. MW III.i.88
Host. HOST 
Peace, I say, Gallia and Gaule, French & Welch,Peace, I say, Gallia and Gaul, French and Welsh,Gallia (n.)old name for France [Gaul]MW III.i.89
Gaul (n.)[unclear usage by the Host] someone from Wales; usually at the time, someone from France
Soule-Curer, and Body-Curer.soul-curer and body-curer. MW III.i.90
Cai. CAIUS 
I, dat is very good, excellant.Ay, dat is very good, excellent. MW III.i.91
Host. HOST 
Peace, I say: heare mine Host of the Garter, Am IPeace, I say. Hear mine host of the Garter. Am I MW III.i.92
politicke? Am I subtle? Am I a Machiuell? Shall I loosepolitic? Am I subtle? Am I a Machiavel? Shall I loseMachiavel (n.)
old form: Machiuell
[pron: 'machiavel] master of intrigue, political schemer; Machiavelli was a 16th-c Italian political theorist
MW III.i.93
politic (adj.)
old form: politicke
cunning, full of intrigue, wily
subtle, subtile (adj.)crafty, cunning, wily
my Doctor? No, hee giues me the Potions and themy doctor? No; he gives me the potions and the MW III.i.94
Motions. Shall I loose my Parson? my Priest? my Sir motions. Shall I lose my parson? My priest? My Sirmotion (n.)bowel movementMW III.i.95
Hugh? No, he giues me the Prouerbes, and the No-verbes.Hugh? No; he gives me the proverbs and the no-verbs.no-verb (n.)
old form: No-verbes
word of warning; or: non-existing word
MW III.i.96
Giue me thy handGive me thy hand, terrestrial; so. Give me thy hand, MW III.i.97
(Celestiall) so: Boyes of Art, I haue deceiu'd you both: I hauecelestial; so. Boys of art, I have deceived you both. I haveart (n.)knowledge, learning, scholarship, scienceMW III.i.98
directed you to wrong places: your hearts are mighty,directed you to wrong places. Your hearts are mighty, MW III.i.99
your skinnes are whole, and let burn'd Sacke be the issue:your skins are whole, and let burnt sack be the issue.issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)MW III.i.100
sack (n.)
old form: Sacke
[type of] white wine
burnt (adj.)
old form: burn'd
mulled, heated
Come, lay their swords to pawne: Follow me, Lad ofCome, lay their swords to pawn. Follow me, lads ofpawn (n.)
old form: pawne
pledge, surety, forfeit
MW III.i.101
peace, follow, follow, follow.peace; follow, follow, follow. MW III.i.102
Exit MW III.i.102
Shal. SHALLOW 
Trust me, a mad Host: follow Gentlemen,Trust me, a mad host. Follow, gentlemen,trust mebelieve meMW III.i.103
follow. follow. MW III.i.104
Slen. SLENDER  
(aside) MW III.i.105
O sweet Anne Page.O sweet Anne Page! MW III.i.105
Exeunt Shallow, Slender, and Page MW III.i.105
Cai. CAIUS 
Ha' do I perceiue dat? Haue you make-a-de-sotHa, do I perceive dat? Have you make-a de sot ofsot (n.)blockhead, idiot, doltMW III.i.106
of vs, ha, ha?us, ha, ha? MW III.i.107
Eua. EVANS 
This is well, he has made vs his vlowting-stog: IThis is well. He has made us his vlouting-stog. Ivlouting-stock, -stog (n.)dialect form of ‘flouting-stock’ [= laughing-stock, object of derision]MW III.i.108
desire you that we may be friends: and let vs knog ourdesire you that we may be friends, and let us knog our MW III.i.109
praines together to be reuenge on this same scall scuruy-prains together to be revenge on this same scald, scurvy,scurvy (adj.)contemptible, despicable, wretchedMW III.i.110
scald, scall, scauld (adj.)contemptible, vile, scabby
cogging-companion the Host of the Garter.cogging companion, the host of the Garter.companion (n.)rogue, rascal, fellowMW III.i.111
cogging (adj.)deceiving, cheating, double-crossing
Cai. CAIUS 
By gar, with all my heart: he promise to bring meBy gar, with all my heart. He promise to bring me MW III.i.112
where is Anne Page: by gar he deceiue me too.where is Anne Page. By gar, he deceive me too. MW III.i.113
Euan. EVANS 
Well, I will smite his noddles: pray you follow.Well, I will smite his noddles. Pray you follow.smite (v.), past forms smote, smitstrike, hit (often, with great force)MW III.i.114
Exeunt MW III.i.114
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