• Enter SLY and HOSTESS

    SLY

    I’ll pheeze you, in faith.

    HOSTESS

    A pair of stocks, you rogue!

    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!

    HOSTESS

    You will not pay for the glasses you have burst?

    SLY

    No, not a denier. Go by, Saint Jeronimy. Go to thy cold bed and warm thee.

    HOSTESS

    I know my remedy. I must go fetch the thirdborough.
    Exit

    SLY

    Third, or fourth, or fifth borough, I’ll answer him by law.
    10I’ll not budge an inch, boy. Let him come, and kindly.
    Falls asleep
    Wind horns Enter a LORD from hunting, with his train
  • SLY and HOSTESS enter.

    SLY

    I’ll fix you, I swear.

    HOSTESS

    You thug! I’ll call for a pair of stocks!

    stocks

    The “stocks” consisted of a wooden frame in which you could lock a criminal’s ankles so that he or she couldn’t move.

    SLY

    There are no thugs in my family, whore! Read your history! We Slys came over with Richard the Conqueror. Oh, the hell with it. I can’t be bothered. Shut up!

    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.

    HOSTESS

    You won’t pay for the glasses you smashed?

    SLY

    No, not a penny. Get out of my face. Go play with yourself.

    HOSTESS

    I know my rights. I’ll call a policeman.
    She exits.

    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.
    He falls asleep.
    A hunting horn is heard. A LORD who has been hunting enters with his hunstmen.