SCENE 1. The street.
[Enter MISTRESS PAGE, MISTRESS QUICKLY, and WILLIAM.]
Is he at Master Ford's already, think'st thou?
Sure he is by this; or will be presently; but truly
he is very courageous mad about his throwing into the
water. Mistress Ford desires you to come suddenly.
I'll be with her by and by; I'll but bring my
young man here to school. Look where his master comes;
'tis a playing day, I see.
[Enter SIR HUGH EVANS.]
How now, Sir Hugh, no school to-day?
No; Master Slender is let the boys leave to play.
Blessing of his heart!
Sir Hugh, my husband says my son profits
nothing in the world at his book; I pray you ask him some
questions in his accidence.
Come hither, William; hold up your head; come.
Come on, sirrah; hold up your head; answer your
master; be not afraid.
William, how many numbers is in nouns?
Truly, I thought there had been one number
more, because they say 'Od's nouns.'
Peace your tattlings! What is 'fair,' William?
Polecats! There are fairer things than polecats, sure.
You are a very simplicity oman; I pray you, peace.
What is 'lapis,' William?
And what is 'a stone,' William?