SCENE 1. Windsor. Before PAGE'S house.
[Enter JUSTICE SHALLOW, SLENDER, and SIR HUGH EVANS.]
Sir Hugh, persuade me not; I will make a Star
Chamber matter of it; if he were twenty Sir John Falstaffs,
he shall not abuse Robert Shallow, esquire.
In the county of Gloucester, Justice of Peace, and
Ay, cousin Slender, and 'cust-alorum.'
Ay, and 'rato-lorum 'too; and a gentleman born,
Master Parson, who writes himself 'armigero' in any bill,
warrant, quittance, or obligation--'armigero.'
Ay, that I do; and have done any time these three
All his successors, gone before him, hath done't;
and all his ancestors, that come after him, may: they may
give the dozen white luces in their coat.
It is an old coat.
The dozen white louses do become an old coat well;
it agrees well, passant; it is a familiar beast to man, and
The luce is the fresh fish; the salt fish is an old
I may quarter, coz?
You may, by marrying.
It is marring indeed, if he quarter it.
Not a whit.
Yes, py'r lady! If he has a quarter of your coat, there
is but three skirts for yourself, in my simple conjectures;
but that is all one. If Sir John Falstaff have committed
disparagements unto you, I am of the church, and will be
glad to do my benevolence, to make atonements and
compremises between you.
The Council shall hear it; it is a riot.