The Merry Wives of Windsor
Act V, Scene 2
- Enter Page, Shallow, Slender.
George1 - 2
- Come, come; we’ll couch i’ th’ castle-ditch till we see the
- light of our fairies. Remember, son Slender, my daughter.
Slender3 - 5
- Ay, forsooth, I have spoke with her, and we have a nay-word
- how to know one another. I come to her in white, and cry
- “mum”; she cries “budget”; and by that we know one another.
Shallow6 - 8
- That’s good too; but what needs either your “mum” or her
- “budget”? The white will decipher her well enough. It hath
- struck ten a’ clock.
George9 - 11
- The night is dark, light and spirits will become it well.
- Heaven prosper our sport! No man means evil but the devil,
- and we shall know him by his horns. Let’s away; follow me.