By William Shakespeare
Falstaff arrives in Windsor very brief on funds. He makes a decision, to procure monetary virtue, that he'll courtroom prosperous married ladies, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page.
Falstaff comes to a decision to ship the ladies exact love letters and asks his servants - Pistol and Nym - to convey them to the wives.
When they decline, Falstaff sacks them, and, in revenge, the lads inform Ford and web page (the husbands) of Falstaff's intentions.
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FORD i'm blest on your acquaintance. have you learnt Ford, sir? FALSTAFF grasp him, terrible cuckoldly knave! i do know him no longer: but I flawed him to name him negative; they are saying the jealous wittolly knave hath plenty of cash; for the which his spouse turns out to me well-favored. i'll use her because the key of the cuckoldly rogue’s coffer; and there’s my harvest-home. FORD i might you knew Ford, sir, that you just may well keep away from him in case you observed him. FALSTAFF cling him, mechanical salt-butter rogue! i'll stare him out of his wits; i'll awe him with my cudgel: it shall cling like a meteor o’er the cuckold’s horns. grasp Brook, thou shalt comprehend i'll predominate over the peasant, and thou shalt lie together with his spouse. Come to me quickly at evening. Ford’s a knave, and that i will worsen his type; thou, grasp Brook, shalt understand him for knave and cuckold. Come to me quickly at evening. go out FORD What a damned Epicurean rascal is that this! My center is able to crack with impatience. Who says this is often improvident jealousy? my spouse hath despatched to him; the hour is mounted; the fit is made. could any guy have concept this? See the hell of getting a fake lady! My mattress will probably be abused, my coffers ransacked, my popularity gnawn at; and that i shall not just obtain this villanous unsuitable, yet stand lower than the adoption of abominable phrases, and through him that does me this flawed. phrases! names! Amaimon sounds good; Lucifer, good; Barbason, good; but they're devils’ additions, the names of fiends: yet Cuckold! Wittol! --Cuckold! the satan himself hath no longer one of these identify. web page is an ass, a safe ass: he'll belief his spouse; he'll no longer be jealous. i'm going to quite belief a Fleming with my butter, Parson Hugh the Welshman with my cheese, an Irishman with my aqua-vitae bottle, or a thief to stroll my ambling gelding, than my spouse with herself; then she plots, then she ruminates, then she devises; and what they suspect of their hearts they could influence, they are going to holiday their hearts yet they're going to impact. God be praised for my jealousy! 11 o’clock the hour. i'm going to hinder this, realize my spouse, be revenged on Falstaff, and snicker at web page. i'll approximately it; greater 3 hours too quickly than a minute too past due. Fie, fie, fie! cuckold! cuckold! cuckold! go out SCENE III. A box close to Windsor. input general practitioner CAIUS and RUGBY medical professional CAIUS Jack Rugby! RUGBY Sir? health care provider CAIUS Vat is de clock, Jack? RUGBY ‘Tis previous the hour, sir, that Sir Hugh promised to satisfy. physician CAIUS via gar, he has store his soul, dat he's no come; he has pray his Pible good, dat he's no come: through gar, Jack Rugby, he's useless already, if he be come. RUGBY he's clever, sir; he knew your worship may kill him, if he got here. general practitioner CAIUS through gar, de herring is not any lifeless in order I vill kill him. Take your rapier, Jack; I vill let you know how I vill kill him. RUGBY lamentably, sir, i can't fence. medical professional CAIUS Villany, take your rapier. RUGBY Forbear; here’s corporation. input Host, SHALLOW, slim, and web page Host Bless thee, bully health professional! SHALLOW prevent, grasp surgeon Caius! web page Now, strong grasp medical professional! slim offer you solid morrow, sir.