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Act V. Scene II.

Scene II.—Windsor Park.

Enter PAGE, SHALLOW, and SLENDER.

Page. Come, come? we'll couch i' the castle-
ditch till we see the light of our fairies. Re-
member, son Slender, my daughter.
Slen. Ay, forsooth; I have spoke with her
and we have a nayword how to know one an-
other. I come to her in white, and cry,' mum;'
she cries, 'budget;' and by that we know one
another.
Shal. That's good too: but what needs either
your 'mum,' or her 'budget?' the white will
decipher her well enough. It hath struck ten
o'clock.
Page. The night is dark; light and spirits
will become it well. Heaven prosper our sport!
No man means evil but the devil, and we shall
know him by his horns. Let's away; follow me.
[Exeunt.
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