SCENE 1. Windsor. Before PAGE'S house.
I pray you, sir, walk in.
I had rather walk here, I thank you. I bruised my
shin th' other day with playing at sword and dagger with
a master of fence; three veneys for a dish of stewed
prunes--and, by my troth, I cannot abide the smell of hot
meat since. Why do your dogs bark so? Be there bears i' the
I think there are, sir; I heard them talked of.
I love the sport well; but I shall as soon quarrel at
it as any man in England. You are afraid, if you see the
bear loose, are you not?
Ay, indeed, sir.
That's meat and drink to me now. I have seen
Sackerson loose twenty times, and have taken him by the
chain; but I warrant you, the women have so cried and
shrieked at it that it passed; but women, indeed, cannot
abide 'em; they are very ill-favoured rough things.
Come, gentle Master Slender, come; we stay for you.
I'll eat nothing, I thank you, sir.
By cock and pie, you shall not choose, sir! come, come.
Nay, pray you lead the way.
Come on, sir.
Mistress Anne, yourself shall go first.
Not I, sir; pray you keep on.
Truly, I will not go first; truly, la! I will not do
you that wrong.
I pray you, sir.
I'll rather be unmannerly than troublesome. You
do yourself wrong indeed, la!