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Phang. If I but fist him once ; ? if he come but within my vice.

Hoft. I am undone by his going; I warrant you, he is an infinitive thing upon my score. Good Mr. Pbang, hold him sure; good Mr. Snare, let him not 'scape. He comes continually to Pie corner, saving your manhoods, to buy a saddle : and he is indited to dinner to the 8 Lubbars-bead in Lombard-street, to Mr. Smootb's the Silkman. I pray ye, since my exion is enter'd, and my case so openly known to the world, let him be brought in to his answer. A hundred mark is a long Lone, for a poor lone woman to bear ; and I have borne, and borne, and borne, and have been fub'd off, and fub'd off, from this day to that day, that it is a shame to be thought on. There is no honesty in such dealing, unless a woman should be made an Ass and a beast, to bear every knave's wrong.

Enter Falstaff, Bardolph, and the boy. Yonder he comes, and that arrant' malmsey-nose knave Bardolph with him. Do your offices, do

your offices, Mr. Phang and Mr. Snare, do me, do me, do me your offices.

Fal. How now? whose mare's dead? what's the matter?


7 If he come but within my to play the Chimes upon Words vice.] Vice or grap. A meta- similar in Sound, and differing in phor taken from a smith's vice: Signification : and therefore I There is another reading in the make no Question but he wrote, old Edition, view, which I think A hundred Marks is a long Lone not so good.

Pops. for a poor lone Woman to bear : Lubbar's-head) This i.e. 100 Marks is a good round is, I suppose, a colloquial cor Sum for a poor Widow to venruption of the Libbard's head.

ture on Trust. THEOBALD. 9 A hundred mark is a long one, ) Malmsey-nofe.] That is, red A long one? A long What? It nose, from the colour of malmsey is almost needless to observe, wine. how familiar it is with our Poet



Changes to the Boar's-bead Tavern in East-cheap.

Enter two Drawers. 1 Draw. W "Apple-tobus ? thou know'l, Sir John

THAT the devil halt thou brought there? cannot endure an apple-John.

2 Draw. Mass! thou sayest true. The Prince once fet a dish of Apple-Johns before him, and told him there were five more Sir Johns, and, putting off his har, said, I will now take my leave of these six dry, round, old, wither'd knights. It anger'd him to the heart; but he hath forgot That.

i Draw. Why then, cover, and set them down ; and see if thou can'st find out 8 Sneak's Noise; Mrs. Tearfbeet would fain hear some musick. 'Dispatch ! - The room where they supt is too hot, they'll come in ftraight.

2 Draw. Sirrah, here will be the Prince, and Master Poins anon ; and they will put on two of our jerkins and aprons, and Sir John must not know of it. Bar.. dolpb hath brought word.

i Draw. Then 'here will be old Utis: it will be an excellent stratagem.

2 Draw. I'll fee, if I can find out Sneak. [Exeunt.

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here will be old Utis :) was a street minstrel, and there- Utis, an old word yet in use in fore the drawer goes out to listen some countries, signifying a merry if he can hear him in the neigh- festival, from the French, Huit, bourhood.

oilo, ab A. S. Eabra. Ostava 9 Dispatch, &c.] This period Fejli alcujus. Skinner. PoPE . is from the first edition. Pope.

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Enter Hostess and Dol. Host. I'faith, sweet heart, methinks, now you are in an excellent good temperality, your pulsidge beats as extraordinarily as heart would desire, and your colour, I warrant you, is as red as any rose; but, i'faith, you have drank too much canaries, and that's a marvellous fearching wine ; and it perfumes the blood, ere we can say what's this. How do you now?

Dol. Better than I was. Hem.

Hoft. Why, that was well said. A good heart's worth gold. Look, here comes Sir John.

Enter Falstaff. Fal. When Arthur first in Court-empty the jourden - and was a worthy King : how now, Mrs. Dol.

Hoft. Sick of a calm ; yea, good footh.

Fal. So is all her sect;: if they be once in a calm, they are sick.

Dol. You muddy rafcal, is that all the comfort you give me?

Fal. 3 You make fat rascals, Mrs. Dol.

Dol. I make them! gluttony and diseases make them, I make them not.

Fal. If the cook make the gluttony, you help to make the Diseases, Dol; we catch of you, Dol, we catch of you ; grant That, my poor Vertue, grant That.

Dol. Ay, marry, our chains and our jewels.

* So is all her feet;-) I ftaf alludes to a phrase of the know not why feet is printed in foreft; lean deer are called ral all the copies, I believe fex is cal deer. He tells her the calls

him wrong, being fat he cannot 3 You make fat rascals,] Fale be a rafial.



Fal. - Your brooches, pearls and owches.--For có ferve bravely, is to come halting off, you know; to come off the breach with his pike bent bravely, and to furgery bravely ; to venture upon the charg'd chambers bravely

Dol. Hang your self, you muddy Conger, hang

your self!

Hoft. By my troth, this is the old fashion ; you two never meet, but you fall to some discord ; you are both, in good troth, as s rheumatick as two dry toasts, you cannot one bear with another's confirmities. What the good-jer? one must bear, and that must be you; you are the weaker vessel, as they say, the emptier veffel.

[To Dol. Dol. Can a weak empty vessel bear such a huge full hogshead ? there's a whole merchant's venture of Bourdeaux stuff in him; you have not seen a hulk better stuft in the Hold. Come, I'll be friends with thee, Jack.Thou art going to the wars, and whether I shall ever see thee again or no, there is no body cares.

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Enter Drawer. Draw. Sir, ancient Pistol is below and would speak

with you.

Dol. Hang him, swaggering rascal, let him not come

4 Your brooches, pearls and not a laborious research. owches:] Brooches were chains 5 Rheumatick.] She would say of gold that women wore for plenetick.

HANMER: merly about their necks. Oruches As two dry tooft, which canwere besics of gold set with dia not meet but they grate one anmonds.

Pope. other. I believe Felstaff gives these 6 Ancient Pistol is the same as splendid names as we give that enlign Piftel. Falhat was cap. of carbuncle to something very tain, Pero lieutenant, and Pijiol different from gems and orna- ensign, or ancient. ments, but the passage deserves

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hither ; it is the foul-mouth'aft rogue in England.

Hoft. If he swagger, let him not come here. No, by my faith, I mult live amongst my neighbours, I'll no swaggerers. I am in good name and fame with the very best. Shut the door, there comes no swaggerers here, I have not liv'd all this while to have swaggering now. Shut the door, I

Shut the door, I pray you. Fal. Dost thou hear, Hostess ?

Hoft. Pray you pacify your self, Sir John; there comes no fwaggerers here.

Fal. Do'st thou hear—it is mine Ancient.

Hoft. Tilly-fally, Sir John, never tell me ; your Ancient swaggerer comes not in my doors. I was before master Tisick the deputy the other day; and, as he said tó me- it was no longer ago than Wednesday last neighbour Quickly, says he ; - master Domb our minister was by then — neighbour Quickly, says he, receive those that are civil; for, faith he, you are in an ill name ; (now he said so, I can tell whereupon) for, says he, you are an honest woman, and well thought on; therefore take heed, what guests you receive. Receive, says he, no swaggering companions. — There come none here. You

would bless you to hear what he said. No, I'll no swaggerers.

Fal. He's no swaggerer, Hostess; a tame cheater, i'faith ; you may stroak him as gently as a puppey-greyhound , he will not swagger with a Barbary hen, if her feathers turn back in any shew of resistance. Call him up, drawer.

Hoft. Cheater, call you him? 7 I will bar no honeft man my house, nor no cheater ; but I do not love

7 I will bar no honeft man my that officer of the exchequer house, nor no cheater;] The hu- called an Escheator, well known mour of this confists in the wo to the common people of that man's mistaking the title of time ; and named, either corCheater (which our ancestors gave ruptly or satirically, a Cheater. to him whom we now, with bet

WARBURTON. ter manners, call a Gamefter) for


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