SCENE 1. Before PAGE'S house
[Aside to MRS. PAGE] Trust me, I thought on
her: she'll fit it.
[Enter MISTRESS QUICKLY.]
You are come to see my daughter Anne?
Ay, forsooth; and, I pray, how does good Mistress Anne?
Go in with us and see; we'd have an hour's talk with you.
[Exeunt MISTRESS PAGE, MISTRESS FORD, and MISTRESS QUICKLY.]
How now, Master Ford!
You heard what this knave told me, did you not?
Yes; and you heard what the other told me?
Do you think there is truth in them?
Hang 'em, slaves! I do not think the knight would offer it;
but these that accuse him in his intent towards our
wives are a yoke of his discarded men; very rogues, now
they be out of service.
Were they his men?
Marry, were they.
I like it never the better for that. Does he lie at the
Ay, marry, does he. If he should intend this voyage
toward my wife, I would turn her loose to him; and what
he gets more of her than sharp words, let it lie on my head.
I do not misdoubt my wife; but I would be loath to
turn them together. A man may be too confident. I would
have nothing 'lie on my head': I cannot be thus satisfied.
Look where my ranting host of the Garter comes.
There is either liquor in his pate or money in his purse
when he looks so merrily.
[Enter HOST and SHALLOW.]
How now, mine host!