The Merry Wives of Windsor
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Act V, Scene 3
A street leading to the Park.
[Enter MISTRESS PAGE, MISTRESS FORD, and DOCTOR CAIUS]
- Mistress Page. Master doctor, my daughter is in green: when you
see your time, take her by the band, away with her
to the deanery, and dispatch it quickly. Go before
into the Park: we two must go together.
- Doctor Caius. I know vat I have to do. Adieu.
- Mistress Page. Fare you well, sir.
[Exit DOCTOR CAIUS]
My husband will not rejoice so much at the abuse of
Falstaff as he will chafe at the doctor's marrying
my daughter: but 'tis no matter; better a little
chiding than a great deal of heart-break.
- Mistress Ford. Where is Nan now and her troop of fairies, and the
Welsh devil Hugh?
- Mistress Page. They are all couched in a pit hard by Herne's oak,
with obscured lights; which, at the very instant of
Falstaff's and our meeting, they will at once
display to the night.
- Mistress Ford. That cannot choose but amaze him.
- Mistress Page. If he be not amazed, he will be mocked; if he be
amazed, he will every way be mocked.
- Mistress Ford. We'll betray him finely.
- Mistress Page. Against such lewdsters and their lechery
Those that betray them do no treachery.
- Mistress Ford. The hour draws on. To the oak, to the oak!