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Go thou with her to the west end of the wood ;
There is our captain. We'll follow him that's

fled:
The thicket is beset ; he cannot 'scape.

1 Outlaw.

Come, I must bring you to our captain's cave.
Fear not ; he bears an honourable mind,
And will not use a woman lawlessly.

Silvia.
O Valentine I this I endure for thee.

[Exeunt.

SCENE IV. Another Part of the Forest.
Enter Valentine

Valentine.

How use doth breed a habit in a man !
This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods,
I better brook than flourishing peopled towns.
Here can I sit alone, unseen of any,
And to the nightingale's complaining notes
Tune my distresses, and record my woes.
O ! thou that dost inhabit in my breast,
Leave not the mansion so long tenantless,
Lest, growing ruinous, the building fall,
And leave no memory of what it was !
Repair me with thy presence, Silvia!
Thou gentle nymph, cherish thy forlorn swain!
What halloing, and what stir, is this to-day ?
These are my mates, that make their wills their \
Have some unhappy passenger in chase, [law, ;
They love me well ; yet I have much to do,
To keep them from uncivil outrages.
Withdraw thee, Valentine: who's this comes
here
Enter Proteus, Silvia, and Julia,

Proteus.

Madam, this service I have done for you,
(Though you respect not aught your servant

To hazard life, and rescue you from him,
That would have forc'd your honour and your

love.

Vouchsafe me, for my meed, but one fair look ;
A smaller



Sc, v.



TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA.



47



A smaller boon than this I cannot beg,

And loss than this, I am sure, you cannot give.

tine.



How like a dre.im is this, I see, and
I,ov-, lend me patience to forbear awhile



hear,



O, miserable ! unhappy that I am !

Unhappy wore yon, madam, ere I came ;
Rut by my coming I have made you happy.

By thy approach thou mak'st me most unhappy.
Julia.

[Aside.

And me, when he approacheth to your pre-
sence.

Silvia.

Had I been seized by a hungry lion,
I would have been a breakfast to the beast,
Rather than have false Proteus rescue me.
O, heaven ! be judge, how I love Valentine,
Whose life's as tender to me as my soul ;
And full as much (for more there cannot be)
I do detest false, perjur'd Proteus :
Therefore be gone : solicit me no more.

Proteus.

What dangerous action, stood it next to death, j
Would I not undergo for one calm look.

! 'tis the curse in love, and still approv'd,
When women cannot love, where they're belor'd. j

Silvia.

When Protetis cannot love, where he's belov'd.
Read over Jaffa'* heart, thy first best love,
For whose dear sake thou 'didst then rend thy

faith

Into a thousand oaths ; and all those oaths
Descended into perjury to love me.
Thou hast no faith left now, unless thou'dst two, ',
A ml that's far worse than none: better have none
Than plural faith, which is too much by one.
Thou counterfeit to thy true friend !
Proteus.

In love
Who respects friend ?

Silvia.

All men but Proteus.
Proteus.

Nay, if the gentle spirit of moving words
Can no way change you to a milder form,
1*11 woo you like a soldier, at arms' end, [you. !
And love you 'gainst the nature of love: force 1

Silvia.
O heaven !

Proteus.

I'll force thee yield to my desire.
Enter Valentine.

Val^

Ruffian, let go that rude uncivil touch ;
Thou friend of an ill fashion !
Proteus.

Valentine !

Valentine.

Thou common friend, that's without faith or !

love;

( Tor such is a friend now) treacherous man !
Thou hast beguil'd my hopes : nought but mine

eye
Could have persuaded me. Now I dare not say,

1 have one friend alive : thou would'st disprove

K1 - [hand

Who should be trusted now, when one's right



Is perjur'd to the bosom ? Protons,
I am sorry 1 must never trust thee more,
But count the world a stranger for thy sake.
The private wound is deepest. O time most
accurst ! [worst !

'Mongst all foes, that a friend should be the

Proteus.

My shame and guilt confound me.
Forgive me, Valentine. If hearty sorrow
Be a sufficient ransom for offence,
I tender 't here : I do as truly suffer,
As e'er I did commit.

Valentine.

Then, I am paid ;

And once again I do receive thee honest.
"Who by repentance is not satisfied,
Is nor of heaven, nor earth ; for these are pleas'd.
By penitence th' Eternal's wrath's appeas'd :
And, that my love may appear plain and free,
All that was mine in Silvia I give thee.



O me unhappy !

us.
Look to the boy.

Valentfne.

Why, boy ! why, wag ! how now ! what'* the
matter ? look up ; speak.

.1.

O good sir ! my master charg'd me to delive
a ring to madam Silvia, which, out of my neglect
was never done.

P 1 tOUS.

Where is that ring, boy?
Julia.
Here 'tis : this is it. [Gives a ring.

Proteus.

How ! let me see. Why, this is the ring
gave to Julia.

Julia-

O ! cry you mercy, sir ; I have mistook :
This is the ring you sent to Silvia.

[Shows another ring.
Proteus.

But, how cam'st thou by this ring ?
At my depart I gave this unto Julia.

Julia.

And Julia herself did give it me ;
And Julia herself hath brought it hither.

Proteus.
How? Julia!

Julia.

Behold her that gave aim to all thy oaths,
And entertain'd them deeply in her neart :
How oft hast thou with perjury cleft the root !
O Proteus ! let this habit make thee blush :
He thou asham'd, that 1 have took upon me
Such an immodest raiment ; if shame live
In a disguise of love.

It is the lesser blot, modesty finds, [minds.
"Women to change their shapes, than men their

Proteus.
Than men their minds : 'tis true. O heaven !

were man

But constant, he were perfect : that one error
Fills him with faults ; makes him run through
Inconstancy falls off, ere it begins, [all the sins
What is in Silvia's face, but 1 may spy
More fresh in Julia's, with a constant eye ?

Valentine.

Come, come, a hand from either.
Let me be blest to make this happy close :
Twere pitv two such friends should be



TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. ACT v. Sc. Iv.



Proteus.
Bear witness, heaven, I have my wish for ever

Julia.

And I mine.
Enter Outlaws, with Duke sad Thuno.

Outlaws.

A prize ! a prize ! a prize !
Valentine.
Forbear: forbear, I say; it is my lord the

duke

Your grace is welcome to a man disgrac'd,
Banished Valentine.

Duke.

Sir Valentine !
Thurio
Yonder is Silvia; and Silvia's mine.

Valentine.

Thurio, give back, or else embrace thy death.
Come not within the measure of my wrath :
Do not name Silvia thine ; if once again,
Verona shall not hold thee. Here she stands :
Take but possession of her with a touch.
I dare thee but to breathe upon my love.

Thurio.

Sir Valentine, I care not for her, I.
I hold him but a fool, that will endanger
His body for a girl that loves him not :
I claim her not, and therefore she is thine.

Duke

The more degenerate and base art thou,
To make such means for her as thou hast done,
And leave her on such slight conditions.
Now, by the honour of my ancestry,
I do applaud thy spirit, Valentine,
And think thee worthy of an empress' love.
Know then, I here forget all former griefs,
Cancel all grudge, repeal thee home again,
Plead a new state in thy unrivall'd merit,
To which I thus subscribe. Sir Valentine,
Thou art a gentleman, and well deriv'd : [her.
Take thou thy Silvia, for thou hast deserv'd



Valentine.
I thank your grace ; the gift hath made me

happy.

I now beseech you, for your daughter's sake,
To grant one boon Jhat I shall ask of you.

Duke.
I grant it for thine own, whate'er it be.

Valentine.

These banish'd men, that I have kept withal,
Are men endued with worthy qualities :
Forgive them what they have committed here,
And let them be recall'd from their exile.
They are reformed, civil, full of good,
And fit for great employment, worthy lord.

Duke.
Thou hast prevail'd ; I pardon them, and

thee:

Dispose of them, as thou know'st their deserts.
Come ; let us go : we will include all jars
With triumphs, mirth, and rare solemnity.

Valentine.

And as we walk along:, I dare be bold
With our discourse to make your grace to

smile.
What think you of this page, my lord ?

Duke.
I think the boy hath grace in him : he blushes.

Valentine.
I warrant you, my lord, more grace than boy.

Duke.
What mean you by that saying ?

Valentine.

Please you, I'll tell you as we pass along,
That you will wonder what hath fortuned
Come, Proteus ; 'tis your penance, but to hear
The story of your loves discovered :
That done, our day of marriage shall be yours :
One feast one house, one mutual happiness.

[Exeunt.




ACT i. Sc. i.



MKIiliY WIVES OF WINDSOR.




MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.



DRAMATIS PERSONJE.



I SIR JOHN FALSTAFF.
i Fen ton.

. Shallow, a Country Justice.
Slender, Cousin to Shallow.

I page'] Two Gentlemen dwelling at Windsor.

William Page, a Boy, Son to Mr. Page.

Sir Hugh Evans, a Welsh Parson.

Dr. Cains, a French Physician.
1 Host of the Garter Inn.

Bardolph, f

Pistol, > Followers of Falstaff.

Njrm, 3



ACT I.

SCEKF. I. Windsor. Before Page't House.

Justice Shallow, Slender, nnd Sir Hugh
Evans.
Shallow.

i C 1R Hugh, persuade me not ; I will make a
O Star-chamber matter of it : if he were twenty
sir John Falstaffs, he shall not abuse Robert
Shallow, esquire.

Slender.

In the county of Gloster, justice of peace, and
coram.

Shallow.
! Ay, cousin Slender, and cust-alorum.

Slender.

Ay, and rato/orum too ; and a gentleman born,
: master parson ; who writes himself armigero ;
in any bill, warrant, quittance, or obligation,
armigero.

shallow.

Ay, that I do ; and have done any time these
, three hundred years.

slender.

; All his successors, gone before him, hath don't;
I and all his ancestors, that come after him, may :
they may give the dozen white luces in their
coat.

Shallow.

i It is an old coat.

Kvani.

The dozen white louses do become an old coat
! well ; it agrees well, passant : it is a familiar
I beast to man, and signifies love.



l Robin, Page to Falstaff.
Simple, Servant to Slender.
Rugby, Servant to Dr. Caius.
Mrs. Ford.
Mrs. Page.

Anne Page, her Daughter, in love with Fenton.
Mrs. Quickly, Servant to Dr. Caius.

Servants to Page, Ford, S[C.
SCENE, Windsor ; and the Parts adjacent.



Shallow.

The luce is the fresh fish ; the salt fish is an
old coat.

Slender.
I may quarter, coz ?

Shallow.
You may, by marrying.

Evans.
It is marring, indeed, if he quarter it.

Shallow.
Not a whit.

Evans.

Yes, per-lady: if he has a quarter of your
i coat, there is but three skirts for yourself, in my
simple conjectures. But that is all one: if sir
John Falstnff have committed disparagements
unto you, I am of the church, and will be glad
to do my benevolence, to make atonements and
, compromises between you.

Shallow.
; The council shall hear it : it is a riot.

Evans.

It is not meet the council hear a riot ; there
is no fear of Got in a riot. The council, look
you, shall desire to hear the fear of Got, and
not to hear a riot : take your vizaments in that.

Shallow.

\ Ha 5 o' my life, if I were young again the
i sword should end it.

Evan*.

i It is petter that friends is the sword, and end
it : and there is also another device in my prain,
i which, peradventure, prings goot discretions
i E with j



MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR,



ACT i. Sc. i.



with it. There is Anne Page, which is daughter
to master George Page, which is pretty virginity.

Slender.

Mistress Anne Page? She has brown hair,
and speaks small, like a woman.

Evans.

It is that fery person for all the orld ; as just
as you will desire, and seven hundred pounds of
monies, and gold, and silver, is her grandsire,
upon his death's-bed, (Got deliver to a joyful
resurrections !) give, when she is able to over-
take seventeen years old. It were a goot motion,
if we leave our pribbles and prabbles, and desire
a marriage between master Abraham, and mis-
tress Anne Page.

Slender.

Did her grandsire leave her seven hundred
pound ?

Evans.
Ay, and her father is make her apetter penny.

Slender.

I know the young gentlewoman ; she has good
gifts.

Evans.

Seven hundred pounds, and possibilities, is
good gifts.

Shallow.

Well, let us see honest master Page. Is Fal-
staff there ?

Evans.

Shall I tell you a lie ? I do despise a liar, as I
do despise one that is false ; or, as I despise one
that is not true. The knight, sir John, is there ;
and, I beseech you, be ruled by your well-willers.
1 will peat the door for master Page. [Knocks]
What, hoa 1 Got pless your house here !

Enter Page.

Page.
Who's there ?

Evans.

Here is Got's plessing, and your friend, and
justice Shallow; and here young master Slender,
that, peradventures, shall tell you another tale,
if matters grow to your likings.

Page.

I am glad to see your worships well. I thank
you for my venison, master Shallow.

Shallow.

Master Page, I am glad to see you : much
good do it your good heart. I wished your
venison better ; it was ill kill'd. How doth good
mistress Page? and I thank you always with
my heart, la; with my heart.

Page.
Sir, I thank you.

Shallow.
Sir, I thank you ; by yea and no, I do.

Page.
I am glad to see you, good master Slender.

Slender.

How does your fallow greyhound, sir? I
heard say, he was outrun on Cotsall.

It could not be Judg'd, ftfa*.

You'll not confess, you'll not confess.

That he will not ; 'tis your fault, 'tis your
fault. 'Tis a good dog.

Page.
A cur, sir.

Shallow.
Sir, he's a good dog, and a fair dog ; can there



I be more said ? he is good, and fair. Is sir John
Falstaff here ?

Page.

Sir, he is within ; and I would I could do a
good office between you.

Evans.
It is spoke as a Christians ought to speak.

Shallow.
He hath wrong'd me, master Page.

Page.
Sir, he doth in some sort confess it.

Shallow.

If it be confess'd, it is not redress'd : is not
that so, master Page? He hath wrong'd me ;
indeed, he hath ; at a word, he hath ; believe
me: Robert Shallow, esquire, saith, he is
wrong'd.

Page.
Here comes sir John.

Enter Sir John Falstaff; Bardolph, Nym, and

Pistol.
Falstaff.

Now, master Shallow; you'll complain of me
to the king ?

Shallow.

Knight, you have beaten my men, killed my :
deer, and broke open my lodge.

Falstaff.
, But not kiss'd your keeper's daughter ?

Shallow.
Tut, a pin ! this shall be answered.

Falstaff.

I will answer it straight : I have done all this.
That is now answer'd.

Shallow.
The council shall know this.

Falstaff.

'Twerc better for you, if it were known in !
counsel : you'll be laughed at.

Evans.
Pauca verba, sir John; good worts.

Falstaff.

Good worts ? good cabbage. Slender, I broke '
your head ; what matter have you against me
Slander.



Marry, sir, I have matter in my head against



; jviarry, sir, i nave matter in my neao. againsi
i you ; and against your coney-catching rascals,
j Bardolph, Nym, and Pistol. They carried me
j to the tavern, and made me drunk, and after-
wards picked my pocket.

Bardolph.
You Baribury cheese !

Slender.
Ay, it is no matter.

Pistol.
How now, Mephostophilus ?

Slender.
Ay, it is no matter.

Nym.

Slice, I say ! pauca, pauca ; slice ! that's my
humour.

Slender.

Where's Simple, my man? can you tell,
cousin ?

Evans.

\ Peace ! I pray you. Now let us understand :
! there is three umpires in this matter, as I under-
stand ; that is master Page, ftdelicet, master
, Page ; and there is myse\f,Ji(/eticet, myself ; and
the three party is, lastly and finally, mine host of
', the Garter.

Pace.



At T T. Sc. I.



MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.



We three, to hcnr



itVan.1



end It between them.



Fery goot: I will make' a prief of it In my
note book ; and we will afterwards 'ork upon
tin- cause, with as great discreetly as we can.

"'*"' '



He hears with ears.

Theteviland his tarn '" what phrase Is this?
i ' He hears with ear ? " Why, it is affectations.

i Pistol, did you pick^maste'r Slender's purse ?

Ay, by these gloves, did he, (or I would I might

1 never come in mine own great chamber again

: else) of seven groats in mill-sixpences, and two

Edward shovel-boards, that cost me two shilling

juul two pence a-piece of Yed Miller, by these

! gloves.

Is this true, Pistol? S

I No ; it is false, if iUs"a pick-purse.

Ha, thou mountain-foreigner ! Sir John and

master mine,

I combat challenge of this lattin bilbo \
Word of denial in thy labras here ;
Word of denial : froih and scum, thou liest.

j By these gloves, then 'twas he.

! Be avised, sir, and pass good humours. I will
, say, " marry trap," with you, if you run the nut-
. hook's humour on me ; that is the very note of it.

i By this hat, then he in the red face had it ; for
j though I cannot remember what I did when you
made me drunk, yet I am not altogether an ass.

Falstaff.
What say you, Scarlet and John f

Bardolph.

Why sir, for my part, I say, the gentleman
I had drunk himself out of his five sentences.

Evans.
It is his five senses: fie, what the ignorance is 1

Bardolph.

And being fap, sir, was, as they say, cashier'd ;
| and so conclusions pass'd the carieres.

Ay, you spake in Latin then too ; but 'tis no

i matter. I'll ne'er be drunk whilst I live again,

but in honest, civil, godly company, for this trick :

r I be drunk, I'll be drunk with those that have

the fear of God, and not with drunken knaves.

Evans.
So Got 'udge me, that is a virtuous mind.

Falstaff.

You hear all these matters denied, gentle-
imen ; you hear it.

Enter Anne Page with Wine ; Mistress Ford
and Mistress Page following.

Page.

Nay, daughter, carry the wine in ; we'll drink
within. [Exit Anne Page.

Slender.
O heaven ! this is mistress Anne Page.



How now, mistrew Ford I



1 .-iff.

Mistress Ford, by my troth, you are very well
met : by your leave, good mistress. [Kissing her.

Wife, bid these gentlemen welcome Come,
we have a hot venison pasty to dinner : come,
gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all un-
kindness.

[Exeunt all but Shallow, Slender, and Evans.
Slender.

T had rather than forty shillings, I had my
book of songs and sonnets here :

Enter Simple.

j How now, Simple. Where have you been ? I
I must wait on myself, must I ? You have not the
, book of riddles about you, have you ?

Simple.

Book of riddles ! why, did you not lend it to
j Alice Shortcake upon Allhallowmas last, a fort-
night afore Michaelmas ?

Shallow.

Come, coz ; come, coz ; we stay for you. A
word with you, coz ; marry, this, coz : there is,
j as 'twere, a tender, a kind of tender, made afar
| off by sir Hugh here : do you understand me ?

Slender.

! Ay, sir, you shall find me reasonable : if it be
so, 1 shall do that that is reason.

Shallow
Nay, but understand me.

Slender.
So I do, sir.

Evans.

Give ear to his motions, master Slender. I
j will description the matter to you, if you be ca-
pacity of it.

Slender.

i Nay, I will do as my cousin Shallow says. I
pray you, pardon me ; he's a justice of peace in
his country, simple though I stand here.

Evans.

; But that Is not the question : the question is
concerning your marriage.

Shallow.

Ay, there's the point, sir.
Evans.

Marry, is it, the very point of it ; to mistress
Anne Page.

.Slender.

Why, if it be so, I will marry her upon any
reasonable demands.

Eraxu.

: But can you affection the 'oman? Let us
command to know that of your mouth, or of
: your lips ; for divers philosophers hold, that the
; lips is parcel of the mouth : therefore, precisely,
can you carry your good will to the maid?

Shallow.
Cousin Abraham Slender, can you love her?

Slender.

I hope, sir, I will do, as it shall become one
; that would do reason.

Evans.

Nay, Got's lords and his ladies, you must
speak possitable, if you can carry her your
desires towards her.

Shallow.

That you must. Will you, upon good dowry,
marry her ?

Slender.



MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.



ACT i. Sc. i.



Slender.

I will do a greater thing than that, upon your
request, cousin, in any reason.

Shallow.

Nay, conceive me, conceive me, sweet coz :
what I do, is to pleasure you, coz. Can you love
the maid?

Slender.

I will marry her, sir, at your request ; but if
there be no great love in the beginning, yet
heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance,
when we are married, and have more occasion
to know one another : I hope, upon familiarity
will grow more contempt : but if you say,
" marry her," I will marry her ; that I am freely
dissolved, and dissolutely.
Evans.

It is a fery discretion answer ; save, the fault
is in the 'ort dissolutely : the 'ort is, according
to our meaning, resolutely His meaning is
good.

Shallow.
Ay, I think my cousin meant well.

Slender.
Ay, or else I would I might be hanged, la.

Re-enter Anne Page.

Shallow.

Here comes fair mistress Anne. Would I
were young, for your sake, mistress Anne !

Anne.

The dinner is on the table ; my father desires
your worships' company.

Shallow.
I will wait on him, fair mistress Anne.

Evans.

Od's plessed will 1 I will not be absence at the
grace. [Exeunt Shallow and Sir H. Evans.

Anne.
Will't please your worship to come in, sir ?

Slender.

No, I thank you, forsooth, heartily ; I am very
well.

Anne.
The dinner attends you, sir.

Slender.

I am not a-:.ungry, I thank you, forsooth.
Go, sirrah, for all you are my man, go, wait upon
my cousin Shallow. [Exit Simple.] A justice
of peace sometime may be beholding to his friend
for a man. I keep but three men and a boy yet,
till my mother be dead ; but what though ? yet
I live like a poor gentleman born.

Anne.

I may not go in without your worship : they
will not sit, till you come.

Slender.

1'faith, I'll eat nothing ; I thank you as much
as though I did.

Anne.
I pray you, sir, walk in.

Slender.

I had rather walk here, I thank you. I bruised j
my shin the other day with playing at sword and
dagger wiMi a master of fence, (three veneys for
a dish 01 stewed prunes) and, by my troth, I
cannot abide the smell of hot meat since. Why
do your dogs bark so ? be there bears i' the
town?

Anne.
I think there are, sir ; I heard them talked of.

Slender.
I love the sport well ; but I shall as soon



quarrel at it as anv man in England. You are
afraid, if you see the bear loose, are you not ?
Anne.

Ay, indeed, sir.

Slender.

That's meat and drink to me, now : I have
seen Sackerson loose, twenty times, and have
taken him by the chain ; but, I warrant you, the
women have so cried and shriek'd at it, that it
pass'd : but women, indeed, cannot abide 'em ;
they are very ill-favoured rough things.

Re-enter Page.

Page.

Come, gentle master Slender, come ; we stay
for you.

Slender
I'll eat nothing, I thank you, sir.

Page.

By cock and pye, you shall not choose, sir.
Come come.

Slender.
Nay ; pray you, lead the way.

Page.
Come on, sir.

Slender.
Mistress Anne, yourself shall go first.

Anne.
Not I, sir ; pray you, keep on.

Slender.

Truly, I will not go first : truly, la, I will not
do you that wrong.

Anne.
I pray you, sir.

Slender.

I'll rather be unmannerly, than troublesome.
You do yourself wrong, indeed, la. [Exeunt.

SCENE II. The same.
Enter Sir Hugh Evans and Simple.

Evans.

Go your ways, and ask of doctor Cams' house,
which is the way ; and there dwells one mistress
Quickly, which is in the manner of his nurse, or
his dry nurse, or his cook, or his laundry, his
washer, and his wringer.

Simple.

Well, sir.

Evans.

Nay, it is petter yet. Give her this letter;
for it is a 'oman that altogether's acquaintance
with mistress Anne Page : and the letter is. to j
desire and require her to solicit your master's j
desires to mistress Anne Page : 1 pray you, be
gone. I will make an end of my dinner : there's i
pippins and cheese to come.

SCENE III. A Room in the Garter Inn.

Enter Falstaff. Host,Bardolpfi, Ni/m, Pistol, and
Robin.
Falstaff.

Mine host of the Garter !
Host.

What says my bully-rook ? Speak scholarly,
and wisely. ^^

Truly, mine host, I must turn away some of
my followers.

liOSt.

Discard, bully Hercules ; cashier: let tnem
wag; trot, trot.



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MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.



I sit at ten pounds a week.

Host.

Thou'rt an emperor, drsar, Keisar, and
. 1 will riitortain Jinrdotftti ; he shall
la- shall tap: saiil I well, bully Hector?

Falstaff.
Do so, good mine host.

Host.

I have spoke; let him follow Let me see
oth, and live : 1 am at a word ; follow.

[Exit Host.
Falstaff.

Bardolpk. follow him. A tapster is a good
I trade: an old cloak makes a new jerkin ; a wi-



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