• Enter SHALLOW, FALSTAFF, PAGE, and BARDOLPH

    SHALLOW

    By cock and pie, sir, you shall not away tonight.—What,
    Davy, I say!

    FALSTAFF

    You must excuse me, Master Robert Shallow.

    SHALLOW

    I will not excuse you. You shall not be excused. Excuses
    5shall not be admitted. There is no excuse shall serve. You
    shall not be excused.—Why, Davy!
    Enter DAVY

    DAVY

    Here, sir.

    SHALLOW

    Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy, let me see, Davy, let me see, Davy,
    let me see. Yea, marry, William cook, bid him come
    10hither.—Sir John, you shall not be excused.

    DAVY

    Marry, sir, thus: those precepts cannot be served. And again,
    sir, shall we sow the hade land with wheat?

    SHALLOW

    With red wheat, Davy. But for William cook, are there no
    young pigeons?

    DAVY

    15Yes, sir. Here is now the smith’s note for shoeing and plow
    irons.
  • SHALLOW, FALSTAFF, BARDOLPH, and the PAGE enter.

    SHALLOW

    By gum, sir, you will not leave tonight. Hey, Davy!

    FALSTAFF

    Please excuse me, Master Robert Shallow.

    SHALLOW

    I will not excuse you. You will not be excused. Excuses will not be allowed. No excuse will do. You will not be excused. Hey, Davy!
    DAVY enters.

    DAVY

    Here, sir.

    SHALLOW

    Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy, let’s see, Davy, let’s see, Davy, let’s see. Oh yes, right: tell William the cook to come here. Sir John, you will not be excused.

    DAVY

    Well sir, here’s the thing. Those warrants couldn’t be served. And once more, sir, should we plant wheat at the field’s edges?

    SHALLOW

    Plant red wheat, Davy. But as for William the cook—aren’t there any young pigeons?

    DAVY

    Yes, sir. Here’s the bill from the blacksmith for horseshoes and plow blades.