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Enter SLY and HOSTESS
SLY and HOSTESS enter.

SLY
I’ll pheeze you, in faith.
SLY
I’ll fix you, I swear.

HOSTESS
A pair of stocks, you rogue!
HOSTESS

SLY
Y'are a baggage, the Slys are no rogues. Look in the chronicles—we came in with Richard Conqueror. Therefore paucas pallabris: let the world slide. Sessa!
SLY
There are no thugs in my family, whore! Read your history! We

Slys

Sly means William the Conqueror; he is saying he can trace his family back to the time of England’s first king, but gets the name wrong.

Slys
came over with Richard the Conqueror. Oh, the hell with it. I can’t be bothered. Shut up!

HOSTESS
You will not pay for the glasses you have burst?
HOSTESS
You won’t pay for the glasses you smashed?

SLY
No, not a denier. Go by, Saint Jeronimy. Go to thy cold bed and warm thee.
SLY
No, not a penny. Get out of my face. Go play with yourself.

HOSTESS
I know my remedy. I must go fetch the thirdborough.
HOSTESS
I know my rights. I’ll call a policeman.
Exit
She exits.


10
SLY
Third, or fourth, or fifth borough, I’ll answer him by law.
I’ll not budge an inch, boy. Let him come, and kindly.
SLY
Call them all! I have a legal right to be here. I’m not moving an inch, pal. Let them come—I don’t care.
Falls asleep
He falls asleep.
Wind horns Enter a LORD from hunting, with his train
A hunting horn is heard. A LORD who has been hunting enters with his hunstmen.

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