[Windsor. Before PAGE's house.]
[Enter 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 JohnFalstaffs, he shall not abuse Robert Shallow, esquire.
In the county of Gloucester, justice of peace and'Coram.'
Ay, cousin Slender, and 'Custalourum.
Ay, and 'Rato-lorum' too; and a gentleman born,master parson; who writes himself 'Armigero,' in anybill, warrant, quittance, or obligation, 'Armigero.'
Ay, that I do; and have done any time these threehundred years.
All his successors gone before him hath done't; andall his ancestors that come after him may: they maygive the dozen white luces in their coat.
It is an old coat.
SIR HUGH EVANS
The dozen white louses do become an old coat well;it agrees well, passant; it is a familiar beast toman, and signifies love.
The luce is the fresh fish; the salt fish is an old coat.
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