The First Sketch of Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor

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Shakespeare Society, 1842 - 141 pages
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Page vii - She was so well pleased with that admirable character of Falstaff, in The Two Parts of Henry the Fourth, that she commanded him to continue it for one play more, and to show him in love.
Page iii - The Council of the Shakespeare Society desire it to be understood that they are not answerable for any opinions or observations that may appear in the Society's publications ; the Editors of the several works being alone responsible for the same. . INTRODUCTION. The...
Page 1 - A Most pleasaunt and excellent conceited Comedie, of Syr lohn Falstaffe, and the merrie Wiues of Windsor. Entermixed with sundrie variable and pleasing humors, of Syr Hugh the Welch Knight, Justice Shallow, and his wise Cousin M. Slender.
Page 1 - ... his wise Cousin M. Slender. With the swaggering vaine of Auncient Pistoll, and Corporall Nym. By William Shakespeare. As it hath bene diuers times Acted by the right Honorable my lord Chamberlaines seruants. Both before her Maiestie, and else-where. London Printed by TC for Arthur Johnson, and are to be sold at his shop in Powles Church-yard, at the signe of the Flower de Leuse and the Crowne. 1602.
Page 135 - Fortune frowns on you, quoth Mutio : I, but I hope, quoth Lionello, this is the last time, and now shee will begin to smile ; for on monday next he rides to Vicensa, and his wife lyes at a grange house a little of the towne, and there in his absence I will revenge all forepassed misfortunes.
Page 42 - Bar. O Lord sir cousonage, plaine cousonage. Host. Why man, where be my horses? where be the Germanes ? Bar. Rid away with your horses : After I came beyond Maidenhead, They flung me in a slow of myre, & away they ran. Enter DOCTOR. Doc. Where be my Host de gartyre ? Host.
Page 76 - Train them in and leave them right, Then must I watch if any be Forcing of a chastity ; If I find it, then in haste Give my wreathed horn a blast, And the fairies all will run, Wildly dancing by the moon, And will pinch him to the bone, Till his lustful thoughts be gone.
Page xvi - A Most pleasant and excellent conceited Comedy, of Sir John Falstaffe, and the Merry Wiues of Windsor. With the swaggering vaine of Ancient Pistoll, and Corporall Nym. Written by W. Shakespeare. .Printed for Arthur Johnson, 1619.
Page 134 - ... into my house, with a naked poinard in his hand, and hid himselfe, but I could not finde the place . with that mine nose bled, and I came backe ; and, by the grace of God, I will seeke every corner in the house for the quiet Of my minde. Marry, I pray you doo, husband, quoth she. With that he lockt in all the doors, and began to search every chamber, every hole, every, chest, every tub, the very well ; he stabd every...
Page 129 - ... for his wealth, as honoured for his vertue, but indeed well thought on for both; yet the better for his riches. This gentleman had one onelye daughter, called Margaret, who for her beauty was liked of all, and desired of many. But neither might their sutes nor her owne...