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Caius. Ver is mistress Page? by gar, I am cozen'd, I ha*

one garsoon, a boy; one pesant, by gar; a boy; it is not Anne Page; by gar, i am cozen'd.

Mrs. Page. Why? did you not take her in green?
Caius. Ay, by gar, and 'tis a boy; by gar, I'll raise all Windsor.
Ford. This is ftrange! who has got the right Anne ?
Page. My heart misgives me; here comes master Fenton.

Enter Fenton, and Anne Page.
How now, master Fenton?

Anne. Pardon, good father! good my mother, pardon!

Page. Now, mistress, how chance you went not with master Slender ?

Mrs. Page. Why went you not with master doctor, maid ?

Fent. You do amaze her. Hear the truth of it.
You would have marry’d her most shamefully,
Where there was no proportion held in love:
The truth is, she and I, long since contracted,
Are now so sure that nothing can dissolve us.
Th’offence is holy that she hath committed;
And this deceit loses the name of craft,
Of disobedience, or unduteous title ;
Since therein she doth evitate and shun
A thousand irreligious cursed hours
Which forced marriage would have brought upon

her.
Ford. Stand not amaz’d; here is no remedy.
In love, the heav'ns themselves do guide the state;
Money buys lands, and wives are sold by fate.

Fal. I am glad, though you have ta’en a special stand to strike at me, that your arrow hath glanc’d.

Page. Well, what remedy? Finton, heav’n give thee joy! What cannot be eschew'd, must be embrac’d.

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Eva. [to Fenton afide.] I will dance, and eat plums at your wedding

Fal. When night-dogs run, all sorts of deer are chac’d.

Mrs. Page. Well, I will muse no further. Master Fenton, Heav'n give you many, many merry days ! Good hufband, let us every one go home, And laugh this sport o'er by a country fire, Sir John and all.

Ford. Let it be so; — fir John, To master Brook you yet shall hold your word; For he, to-night, shall lye with mistress Ford. [Exeunt omnes.

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