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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Act V, Scene 3

A street leading to the Park.
 
[Enter MISTRESS PAGE, MISTRESS FORD, and DOCTOR CAIUS]
 
MISTRESS PAGE
Master doctor, my daughter is in green: when you see your time, take her by the band, away with her to the deanery, and dispatch it quickly. Go before into the Park: we two must go together.
 
DOCTOR CAIUS
I know vat I have to do. Adieu.
 
MISTRESS PAGE
Fare you well, sir. My husband will not rejoice so much at the abuse of Falstaff as he will chafe at the doctor's marrying my daughter: but 'tis no matter; better a little chiding than a great deal of heart-break.
 
MISTRESS FORD
Where is Nan now and her troop of fairies, and the Welsh devil Hugh?
 
MISTRESS PAGE
They are all couched in a pit hard by Herne's oak, with obscured lights; which, at the very instant of Falstaff's and our meeting, they will at once display to the night.
 
MISTRESS FORD
That cannot choose but amaze him.
 
MISTRESS PAGE
If he be not amazed, he will be mocked; if he be amazed, he will every way be mocked.
 
MISTRESS FORD
We'll betray him finely.
 
MISTRESS PAGE
Against such lewdsters and their lechery Those that betray them do no treachery.
 
MISTRESS FORD
The hour draws on. To the oak, to the oak!
 
[Exeunt]

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