Speeches (Lines) for Falstaff
in "Merry Wives of Windsor"

Total: 136

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1

I,1,102

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

2

I,1,105

But not kissed your keeper's daughter?

3

I,1,107

I will answer it straight; I have done all this.
That is now answered.

4

I,1,110

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

5

I,1,113

Good worts! good cabbage. Slender, I broke your
head: what matter have you against me?

6

I,1,133

Pistol!

7

I,1,137

Pistol, did you pick Master Slender's purse?

8

I,1,143

Is this true, Pistol?

9

I,1,156

What say you, Scarlet and John?

10

I,1,168

You hear all these matters denied, gentlemen; you hear it.
[Enter ANNE PAGE, with wine; MISTRESS FORD]...

11

I,1,175

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

12

I,3,306

Mine host of the Garter!

13

I,3,308

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

14

I,3,311

I sit at ten pounds a week.

15

I,3,315

Do so, good mine host.

16

I,3,320

Bardolph, follow him. A tapster is a good trade:
an old cloak makes a new jerkin; a withered...

17

I,3,327

I am glad I am so acquit of this tinderbox: his
thefts were too open; his filching was like an...

18

I,3,333

Well, sirs, I am almost out at heels.

19

I,3,335

There is no remedy; I must cony-catch; I must shift.

20

I,3,337

Which of you know Ford of this town?

21

I,3,339

My honest lads, I will tell you what I am about.

22

I,3,341

No quips now, Pistol! Indeed, I am in the waist two
yards about; but I am now about no waste; I am about...

23

I,3,352

Now, the report goes she has all the rule of her
husband's purse: he hath a legion of angels.

24

I,3,356

I have writ me here a letter to her: and here
another to Page's wife, who even now gave me good...

25

I,3,363

O, she did so course o'er my exteriors with such a
greedy intention, that the appetite of her eye did...

26

I,3,377

[To ROBIN] Hold, sirrah, bear you these letters tightly;
Sail like my pinnace to these golden shores....

27

II,2,796

I will not lend thee a penny.

28

II,2,799

Not a penny. I have been content, sir, you should
lay my countenance to pawn; I have grated upon my...

29

II,2,809

Reason, you rogue, reason: thinkest thou I'll
endanger my soul gratis? At a word, hang no more...

30

II,2,827

Let her approach.

31

II,2,830

Good morrow, good wife.

32

II,2,832

Good maid, then.

33

II,2,835

I do believe the swearer. What with me?

34

II,2,837

Two thousand, fair woman: and I'll vouchsafe thee
the hearing.

35

II,2,842

Well, on: Mistress Ford, you say,—

36

II,2,845

I warrant thee, nobody hears; mine own people, mine
own people.

37

II,2,848

Well, Mistress Ford; what of her?

38

II,2,852

Mistress Ford; come, Mistress Ford,—

39

II,2,872

But what says she to me? be brief, my good
she-Mercury.

40

II,2,878

Ten and eleven?

41

II,2,885

Ten and eleven. Woman, commend me to her; I will
not fail her.

42

II,2,897

Not I, I assure thee: setting the attractions of my
good parts aside I have no other charms.

43

II,2,900

But, I pray thee, tell me this: has Ford's wife and
Page's wife acquainted each other how they love me?

44

II,2,914

Why, I will.

45

II,2,922

Fare thee well: commend me to them both: there's
my purse; I am yet thy debtor. Boy, go along with...

46

II,2,931

Sayest thou so, old Jack? go thy ways; I'll make
more of thy old body than I have done. Will they...

47

II,2,941

Brook is his name?

48

II,2,943

Call him in.
[Exit BARDOLPH]...

49

II,2,950

And you, sir! Would you speak with me?

50

II,2,953

You're welcome. What's your will? Give us leave, drawer.

51

II,2,956

Good Master Brook, I desire more acquaintance of you.

52

II,2,963

Money is a good soldier, sir, and will on.

53

II,2,967

Sir, I know not how I may deserve to be your porter.

54

II,2,969

Speak, good Master Brook: I shall be glad to be
your servant.

55

II,2,981

Very well, sir; proceed.

56

II,2,984

Well, sir.

57

II,2,1000

Have you received no promise of satisfaction at her hands?

58

II,2,1002

Have you importuned her to such a purpose?

59

II,2,1004

Of what quality was your love, then?

60

II,2,1008

To what purpose have you unfolded this to me?

61

II,2,1018

O, sir!

62

II,2,1026

Would it apply well to the vehemency of your
affection, that I should win what you would enjoy?...

63

II,2,1039

Master Brook, I will first make bold with your
money; next, give me your hand; and last, as I am a...

64

II,2,1043

I say you shall.

65

II,2,1045

Want no Mistress Ford, Master Brook; you shall want
none. I shall be with her, I may tell you, by her...

66

II,2,1055

Hang him, poor cuckoldly knave! I know him not:
yet I wrong him to call him poor; they say the...

67

II,2,1063

Hang him, mechanical salt-butter rogue! I will
stare him out of his wits; I will awe him with my...

68

III,3,1444

Have I caught thee, my heavenly jewel? Why, now let
me die, for I have lived long enough: this is the...

69

III,3,1448

Mistress Ford, I cannot cog, I cannot prate,
Mistress Ford. Now shall I sin in my wish: I would...

70

III,3,1453

Let the court of France show me such another. I see
how thine eye would emulate the diamond: thou hast...

71

III,3,1460

By the Lord, thou art a traitor to say so: thou
wouldst make an absolute courtier; and the firm...

72

III,3,1467

What made me love thee? let that persuade thee
there's something extraordinary in thee. Come, I...

73

III,3,1475

Thou mightst as well say I love to walk by the
Counter-gate, which is as hateful to me as the reek...

74

III,3,1480

Keep in that mind; I'll deserve it.

75

III,3,1486

She shall not see me: I will ensconce me behind the arras.

76

III,3,1526

[Coming forward] Let me see't, let me see't, O, let
me see't! I'll in, I'll in. Follow your friend's...

77

III,3,1530

I love thee. Help me away. Let me creep in here.
I'll never—

78

III,5,1746

Bardolph, I say,—

79

III,5,1748

Go fetch me a quart of sack; put a toast in't.
[Exit BARDOLPH]...

80

III,5,1766

Let me pour in some sack to the Thames water; for my
belly's as cold as if I had swallowed snowballs for...

81

III,5,1773

Take away these chalices. Go brew me a pottle of
sack finely.

82

III,5,1776

Simple of itself; I'll no pullet-sperm in my brewage.
[Exit BARDOLPH]...

83

III,5,1780

Mistress Ford! I have had ford enough; I was thrown
into the ford; I have my belly full of ford.

84

III,5,1784

So did I mine, to build upon a foolish woman's promise.

85

III,5,1790

Well, I will visit her: tell her so; and bid her
think what a man is: let her consider his frailty,...

86

III,5,1794

Do so. Between nine and ten, sayest thou?

87

III,5,1796

Well, be gone: I will not miss her.

88

III,5,1799

I marvel I hear not of Master Brook; he sent me word
to stay within: I like his money well. O, here he comes.

89

III,5,1803

Now, master Brook, you come to know what hath passed
between me and Ford's wife?

90

III,5,1806

Master Brook, I will not lie to you: I was at her
house the hour she appointed me.

91

III,5,1809

Very ill-favoredly, Master Brook.

92

III,5,1811

No, Master Brook; but the peaking Cornuto her
husband, Master Brook, dwelling in a continual...

93

III,5,1820

While I was there.

94

III,5,1822

You shall hear. As good luck would have it, comes
in one Mistress Page; gives intelligence of Ford's...

95

III,5,1827

By the Lord, a buck-basket! rammed me in with foul
shirts and smocks, socks, foul stockings, greasy...

96

III,5,1832

Nay, you shall hear, Master Brook, what I have
suffered to bring this woman to evil for your good....

97

III,5,1863

Master Brook, I will be thrown into Etna, as I have
been into Thames, ere I will leave her thus. Her...

98

III,5,1869

Is it? I will then address me to my appointment.
Come to me at your convenient leisure, and you shall...

99

IV,2,1967

Mistress Ford, your sorrow hath eaten up my
sufferance. I see you are obsequious in your love,...

100

IV,2,2011

No, I'll come no more i' the basket. May I not go
out ere he come?

101

IV,2,2016

What shall I do? I'll creep up into the chimney.

102

IV,2,2019

Where is it?

103

IV,2,2024

I'll go out then.

104

IV,2,2031

Good hearts, devise something: any extremity rather
than a mischief.

105

IV,5,2311

[Above] How now, mine host!

106

IV,5,2317

There was, mine host, an old fat woman even now with
me; but she's gone.

107

IV,5,2321

Ay, marry, was it, mussel-shell: what would you with her?

108

IV,5,2326

I spake with the old woman about it.

109

IV,5,2328

Marry, she says that the very same man that
beguiled Master Slender of his chain cozened him of...

110

IV,5,2334

What are they? let us know.

111

IV,5,2341

'Tis, 'tis his fortune.

112

IV,5,2343

To have her, or no. Go; say the woman told me so.

113

IV,5,2345

Ay, sir; like who more bold.

114

IV,5,2351

Ay, that there was, mine host; one that hath taught
me more wit than ever I learned before in my life;...

115

IV,5,2386

I would all the world might be cozened; for I have
been cozened and beaten too. If it should come to...

116

IV,5,2399

The devil take one party and his dam the other! and
so they shall be both bestowed. I have suffered more...

117

IV,5,2407

What tellest thou me of black and blue? I was
beaten myself into all the colours of the rainbow;...

118

IV,5,2420

Come up into my chamber.

119

V,1,2479

Prithee, no more prattling; go. I'll hold. This is
the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd...

120

V,1,2485

Away, I say; time wears: hold up your head, and mince.
[Exit MISTRESS QUICKLY]...

121

V,1,2494

I went to her, Master Brook, as you see, like a poor
old man: but I came from her, Master Brook, like a...

122

V,5,2560

The Windsor bell hath struck twelve; the minute
draws on. Now, the hot-blooded gods assist me!...

123

V,5,2578

My doe with the black scut! Let the sky rain
potatoes; let it thunder to the tune of Green...

124

V,5,2583

Divide me like a bribe buck, each a haunch: I will
keep my sides to myself, my shoulders for the fellow...

125

V,5,2592

What should this be?

126

V,5,2595

I think the devil will not have me damned, lest the
oil that's in me should set hell on fire; he would...

127

V,5,2611

They are fairies; he that speaks to them shall die:
I'll wink and couch: no man their works must eye.

128

V,5,2645

Heavens defend me from that Welsh fairy, lest he
transform me to a piece of cheese!

129

V,5,2655

Oh, Oh, Oh!

130

V,5,2694

I do begin to perceive that I am made an ass.

131

V,5,2696

And these are not fairies? I was three or four
times in the thought they were not fairies: and yet...

132

V,5,2710

Have I laid my brain in the sun and dried it, that
it wants matter to prevent so gross o'erreaching as...

133

V,5,2716

'Seese' and 'putter'! have I lived to stand at the
taunt of one that makes fritters of English? This...

134

V,5,2733

Well, I am your theme: you have the start of me; I
am dejected; I am not able to answer the Welsh...

135

V,5,2801

I am glad, though you have ta'en a special stand to
strike at me, that your arrow hath glanced.

136

V,5,2805

When night-dogs run, all sorts of deer are chased.

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