SCENE 5. A room in the Garter Inn.
Marry, she says that the very same man that
beguiled Master Slender of his chain cozened him of it.
I would I could have spoken with the woman herself; I had
other things to have spoken with her too, from him.
What are they? Let us know.
Ay, come; quick.
I may not conceal them, sir.
Conceal them, or thou diest.
Why, sir, they were nothing but about Mistress Anne Page: to
know if it were my master's fortune to have her or no.
'Tis, 'tis his fortune.
To have her, or no. Go; say the woman told me so.
May I be bold to say so, sir?
Ay, Sir Tike; like who more bold?
I thank your worship; I shall make my master glad
with these tidings.
Thou art clerkly, thou art clerkly, Sir John. Was
there a wise woman with thee?
Ay, that there was, mine host; one that hath
taught me more wit than ever I learned before in my life;
and I paid nothing for it neither, but was paid for my
Out, alas, sir! cozenage, mere cozenage!
Where be my horses? Speak well of them, varletto.
Run away, with the cozeners; for so soon as I
came beyond Eton, they threw me off, from behind one of
them, in a slough of mire; and set spurs and away, like
three German devils, three Doctor Faustuses.