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Enter MISTRESS QUICKLY, with two officers; FANG with her and SNARE following
MISTRESS QUICKLY enters with Sheriff FANG. Deputy SNARE follows.

MISTRESS QUICKLY
Master Fang, have you entered the action?
MISTRESS QUICKLY
Master Fang, have you filed the lawsuit?

FANG
It is entered.
FANG
It’s filed.


MISTRESS QUICKLY
Where’s your yeoman? Is ’t a lusty yeoman? Will a'
stand to ’t?
MISTRESS QUICKLY
Where’s your deputy? Is he a strong deputy? Will he rise to the occasion?

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FANG
Sirrah! Where’s Snare?
FANG
Sirrah, where’s Snare?

MISTRESS QUICKLY
O Lord, ay, good Master Snare.
MISTRESS QUICKLY
Oh my goodness! Master Snare!

SNARE
Here, here.
SNARE
Here, here.

FANG
Snare, we must arrest Sir John Falstaff.
FANG
Snare, we’ve got to arrest Sir John Falstaff.

MISTRESS QUICKLY
Yea, good Master Snare, I have entered him and all.
MISTRESS QUICKLY
Yes, good Master Snare. I’ve filed the suit against him and everything.

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SNARE
It may chance cost some of us our lives, for he will stab.
SNARE
It could cost some of us our lives: he’ll stab.




MISTRESS QUICKLY
Alas the day, take heed of him. He stabbed me in mine own
house, and that most beastly, in good faith. He cares not what
mischief he does. If his weapon be out, he will foin like any
devil. He will spare neither man, woman, nor child.
MISTRESS QUICKLY
Oh my goodness! Watch out for him: he stabbed me in my own house, and it was nasty. I swear, he doesn’t care what trouble he causes. Once he’s got his weapon out, he’ll thrust it like the devil. He won’t spare man, woman, or child.

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FANG
If I can close with him, I care not for his thrust.
FANG
If I can get close to him, I won’t worry about his thrusting.

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Henry IV Parts One and Two (No Fear Shakespeare)