Speeches (Lines) for Hostess Quickly
in "Merry Wives of Windsor"

Total: 74

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1

I,4,405

What, John Rugby! I pray thee, go to the casement,
and see if you can see my master, Master Doctor...

2

I,4,411

Go; and we'll have a posset for't soon at night, in
faith, at the latter end of a sea-coal fire....

3

I,4,421

And Master Slender's your master?

4

I,4,423

Does he not wear a great round beard, like a
glover's paring-knife?

5

I,4,427

A softly-sprighted man, is he not?

6

I,4,431

How say you? O, I should remember him: does he not
hold up his head, as it were, and strut in his gait?

7

I,4,434

Well, heaven send Anne Page no worse fortune! Tell
Master Parson Evans I will do what I can for your...

8

I,4,439

We shall all be shent. Run in here, good young man;
go into this closet: he will not stay long....

9

I,4,451

Ay, forsooth; I'll fetch it you.
[Aside]...

10

I,4,457

Is it this, sir?

11

I,4,460

What, John Rugby! John!

12

I,4,468

Ay me, he'll find the young man here, and be mad!

13

I,4,472

Good master, be content.

14

I,4,474

The young man is an honest man.

15

I,4,477

I beseech you, be not so phlegmatic. Hear the truth
of it: he came of an errand to me from Parson Hugh.

16

I,4,481

Peace, I pray you.

17

I,4,486

This is all, indeed, la! but I'll ne'er put my
finger in the fire, and need not.

18

I,4,491

[Aside to SIMPLE] I am glad he is so quiet: if he
had been thoroughly moved, you should have heard him...

19

I,4,502

[Aside to SIMPLE] Are you avised o' that? you
shall find it a great charge: and to be up early...

20

I,4,517

Alas, he speaks but for his friend.

21

I,4,523

Sir, the maid loves you, and all shall be well. We
must give folks leave to prate: what, the good-jer!

22

I,4,529

You shall have An fool's-head of your own. No, I
know Anne's mind for that: never a woman in Windsor...

23

I,4,534

Who's there, I trow! Come near the house, I pray you.

24

I,4,537

The better that it pleases your good worship to ask.

25

I,4,539

In truth, sir, and she is pretty, and honest, and
gentle; and one that is your friend, I can tell you...

26

I,4,543

Troth, sir, all is in his hands above: but
notwithstanding, Master Fenton, I'll be sworn on a...

27

I,4,548

Well, thereby hangs a tale: good faith, it is such
another Nan; but, I detest, an honest maid as ever...

28

I,4,557

Will I? i'faith, that we will; and I will tell your
worship more of the wart the next time we have...

29

I,4,561

Farewell to your worship.
[Exit FENTON]...

30

II,1,722

Ay, forsooth; and, I pray, how does good Mistress Anne?

31

II,2,829

Give your worship good morrow.

32

II,2,831

Not so, an't please your worship.

33

II,2,833

I'll be sworn,
As my mother was, the first hour I was born.

34

II,2,836

Shall I vouchsafe your worship a word or two?

35

II,2,839

There is one Mistress Ford, sir:—I pray, come a
little nearer this ways:—I myself dwell with master...

36

II,2,843

Your worship says very true: I pray your worship,
come a little nearer this ways.

37

II,2,847

Are they so? God bless them and make them his servants!

38

II,2,849

Why, sir, she's a good creature. Lord Lord! your
worship's a wanton! Well, heaven forgive you and all...

39

II,2,853

Marry, this is the short and the long of it; you
have brought her into such a canaries as 'tis...

40

II,2,874

Marry, she hath received your letter, for the which
she thanks you a thousand times; and she gives you...

41

II,2,879

Ay, forsooth; and then you may come and see the
picture, she says, that you wot of: Master Ford,...

42

II,2,887

Why, you say well. But I have another messenger to
your worship. Mistress Page hath her hearty...

43

II,2,899

Blessing on your heart for't!

44

II,2,902

That were a jest indeed! they have not so little
grace, I hope: that were a trick indeed! but...

45

II,2,915

Nay, but do so, then: and, look you, he may come and
go between you both; and in any case have a...

46

III,4,1662

Hark ye; Master Slender would speak a word with you.

47

III,4,1668

And how does good Master Fenton? Pray you, a word with you.

48

III,4,1709

Speak to Mistress Page.

49

III,4,1717

That's my master, master doctor.

50

III,4,1728

This is my doing, now: 'Nay,' said I, 'will you cast
away your child on a fool, and a physician? Look on...

51

III,4,1733

Now heaven send thee good fortune!
[Exit FENTON]...

52

III,5,1771

By your leave; I cry you mercy: give your worship
good morrow.

53

III,5,1779

Marry, sir, I come to your worship from Mistress Ford.

54

III,5,1782

Alas the day! good heart, that was not her fault:
she does so take on with her men; they mistook their erection.

55

III,5,1785

Well, she laments, sir, for it, that it would yearn
your heart to see it. Her husband goes this morning...

56

III,5,1793

I will tell her.

57

III,5,1795

Eight and nine, sir.

58

III,5,1797

Peace be with you, sir.

59

IV,1,1893

Sure he is by this, or will be presently: but,
truly, he is very courageous mad about his throwing...

60

IV,1,1902

Blessing of his heart!

61

IV,1,1911

Truly, I thought there had been one number more,
because they say, 'Od's nouns.'

62

IV,1,1915

Polecats! there are fairer things than polecats, sure.

63

IV,1,1932

'Hang-hog' is Latin for bacon, I warrant you.

64

IV,1,1937

And that's a good root.

65

IV,1,1944

Vengeance of Jenny's case! fie on her! never name
her, child, if she be a whore.

66

IV,1,1947

You do ill to teach the child such words: he
teaches him to hick and to hack, which they'll do...

67

IV,5,2398

From the two parties, forsooth.

68

IV,5,2403

And have not they suffered? Yes, I warrant;
speciously one of them; Mistress Ford, good heart,...

69

IV,5,2414

Sir, let me speak with you in your chamber: you
shall hear how things go; and, I warrant, to your...

70

V,1,2483

I'll provide you a chain; and I'll do what I can to
get you a pair of horns.

71

V,5,2601

Fairies, black, grey, green, and white,
You moonshine revellers and shades of night,...

72

V,5,2620

About, about;
Search Windsor Castle, elves, within and out:...

73

V,5,2648

With trial-fire touch me his finger-end:
If he be chaste, the flame will back descend...

74

V,5,2656

Corrupt, corrupt, and tainted in desire!
About him, fairies; sing a scornful rhyme;...

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