SCENE 4. A room in DOCTOR CAIUS'S house.
Are you avis'd o' that? You shall find it a great charge;
and to be up early and down late; but notwithstanding,--to
tell you in your ear,--I would have no words of it--my
master himself is in love with Mistress Anne Page; but
notwithstanding that, I know Anne's mind, that's neither
here nor there.
You jack'nape; give-a dis letter to Sir Hugh; by gar,
it is a shallenge: I will cut his troat in de Park; and I
will teach a scurvy jack-a-nape priest to meddle or make. You
may be gone; it is not good you tarry here: by gar, I will
cut all his two stones; by gar, he shall not have a stone
to throw at his dog.
Alas, he speaks but for his friend.
It is no matter-a ver dat:--do not you tell-a me dat I
shall have Anne Page for myself? By gar, I vill kill de Jack
priest; and I have appointed mine host of de Jartiere to
measure our weapon. By gar, I vill myself have Anne Page.
Sir, the maid loves you, and all shall be well. We
must give folks leave to prate: what, the good-jer!
Rugby, come to the court vit me. By gar, if I have
not Anne Page, I shall turn your head out of my door.
Follow my heels, Rugby.
[Exeunt CAIUS and RUGBY.]
You shall have An fool's-head of your own. No,
I know Anne's mind for that: never a woman in Windsor
knows more of Anne's mind than I do; nor can do more
than I do with her, I thank heaven.
[Within.] Who's within there? ho!
Who's there, I trow? Come near the house, I pray you.