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THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

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ACT II. SCENE I.

BEFORE PAGE'S HOUSE, MRS. PAGE AND MRS. FORD.

Mrs. Ford. WHY this is the very same; the very hand, the very words. What doth he think of us?
Mrs. Page. Nay, I know not: It makes me almost ready to wrangle with mine own honesty. I'll entertain myself like one that I am not acquainted withal.

Painted by the Rev. William Peters, R. A. Engraved by Robert Thew.


ACT III. SCENE III.

A ROOM IN FORD'S HOUSE.

MRS. PAGE, MRS. FORD, AND FALSTAFF.

Falstaff. I LOVE thee. Help me away: let me creep in here; I'll never——
[He goes into the basket; they cover him with foul linen.
Mrs. Page. Help to cover your master, boy.—Call your men, mistress Ford. You dissembling knight.

Painted by the Rev. William Peters, R.A. Engraved by John Peter Simon.


ACT IV. SCENE II.

A ROOM IN FORD'S HOUSE.

FORD, SHALLOW, PAGE, CAIUS, SIR HUGH EVANS, FALSTAFF, AS THE OLD WOMAN OF BRENTFORD, MRS. FORD, AND MRS. PAGE.

Mrs. Page. COME, mother Prat; come, give me your hand.
Ford. I'll prat her:—Out of my door, you witch, (beats him) you rag, you baggage, you polecat, you ronyon! Out! out! I'll conjure you, I'll fortune-tell you.

Painted by James Durno. Engraved by Thomas Ryder.

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