By William Shakespeare
Falstaff arrives in Windsor very brief on funds. He makes a decision, to procure monetary virtue, that he'll court docket prosperous married ladies, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page.
Falstaff comes to a decision to ship the ladies exact love letters and asks his servants - Pistol and Nym - to carry them to the wives.
When they decline, Falstaff sacks them, and, in revenge, the lads inform Ford and web page (the husbands) of Falstaff's intentions.
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MISTRESS speedy there's one Mistress Ford, sir:--I pray, come a bit closer this ways:--I myself live with grasp health practitioner Caius,-- FALSTAFF good, on: Mistress Ford, you say,-- MISTRESS quick Your worship says especially true: I pray your worship, come a bit closer this methods. FALSTAFF I warrant thee, no one hears; mine personal humans, mine personal humans. MISTRESS speedy Are they so? God bless them and cause them to his servants! FALSTAFF good, Mistress Ford; what of her? MISTRESS fast Why, sir, she’s a superb creature. Lord Lord! your worship’s a wanton! good, heaven forgive you and we all, I pray! FALSTAFF Mistress Ford; come, Mistress Ford,-- MISTRESS quick Marry, this can be the quick and the lengthy of it; you might have introduced her into this sort of canaries as ‘tis brilliant. the easiest courtier of all of them, whilst the court docket lay at Windsor, may possibly by no means have introduced her to this kind of canary. but there was knights, and lords, and gents, with their coaches, I warrant you, trainer after trainer, letter after letter, reward after present; smelling so sweetly, all musk, and so rushling, I warrant you, in silk and gold; and in such alligant phrases; and in such wine and sugar of the simplest and the fairest, that may have gained any woman’s middle; and, I warrant you, they can by no means get an eye-wink of her: I had myself twenty angels given me this morning; yet I defy all angels, in this type of type, as they are saying, yet within the method of honesty: and, I warrant you, they can by no means get her quite a bit as sip on a cup with the proudest of all of them: and but there was earls, nay, that's extra, pensioners; yet, I warrant you, all is one along with her. FALSTAFF yet what says she to me? be short, my reliable she-Mercury. MISTRESS speedy Marry, she hath got your letter, for the which she thank you you one thousand instances; and she or he provides to inform that her husband might be absence from his condominium among ten and 11. FALSTAFF Ten and 11? MISTRESS speedy Ay, forsooth; after which you could come and spot the image, she says, that you just wot of: grasp Ford, her husband, should be from domestic. unluckily! the candy lady leads an in poor health existence with him: he’s a truly jealousy guy: she leads a truly frampold existence with him, sturdy middle. FALSTAFF Ten and 11. lady, commend me to her; i can't fail her. MISTRESS speedy Why, you assert good. yet i've got one other messenger for your worship. Mistress web page hath her hearty commendations to you too: and permit me let you know on your ear, she’s as fartuous a civil modest spouse, and one, I inform you, that won't leave out you morning nor night prayer, as any is in Windsor, whoe’er be the opposite: and he or she bade me inform your worship that her husband is seldom from domestic; yet she hopes there'll come a time. I by no means knew a girl so dote upon a guy: definitely i believe you could have charms, l. a.; convinced, honestly. FALSTAFF no longer I, I guarantee thee: atmosphere the sights of my solid elements apart i've got no different charms. MISTRESS speedy Blessing in your center for’t! FALSTAFF yet, I pray thee, inform me this: has Ford’s spouse and Page’s spouse familiar one another how they love me?