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The Merry Wives of Windsor - Act 5, scene 3
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Act 5, scene 3
Dr. Caius waits to elope with Anne Page. Mistress Page and Mistress Ford follow their plan to torment Falstaff.Enter Mistress Page, Mistress Ford, ⌜and Doctor⌝ Caius.
MISTRESS PAGE 2627 Master Doctor, my daughter is in
2628 green. When you see your time, take her by the
p. 1852629 hand; away with her to the deanery, and dispatch
2630 it quickly. Go before into the park. We two must go
2631 5 together.
DOCTOR CAIUS 2632 I know vat I have to do. Adieu.
MISTRESS PAGE 2633 Fare you well, sir.⌜Caius exits.⌝
2634 My husband will not rejoice so much at the abuse
2635 of Falstaff as he will chafe at the doctor’s marrying
2636 10 my daughter. But ’tis no matter. Better a little chiding
2637 than a great deal of heartbreak.
MISTRESS FORD 2638 Where is Nan now, and her troop of
2639 fairies, and the Welsh devil ⌜Hugh?⌝
MISTRESS PAGE 2640 They are all couched in a pit hard by
2641 15 Herne’s oak, with obscured lights, which, at the
2642 very instant of Falstaff’s and our meeting, they will
2643 at once display to the night.
MISTRESS FORD 2644 That cannot choose but amaze him.
MISTRESS PAGE 2645 If he be not amazed, he will be
2646 20 mocked. If he be amazed, he will every way be
MISTRESS FORD 2648 We’ll betray him finely.
2649 Against such lewdsters and their lechery,
2650 Those that betray them do no treachery.
MISTRESS FORD 2651 25The hour draws on. To the oak, to the