Act 3, Scene III

Scene: The Street before Merrythought's House.

Enter Mistress MERRYTHOUGHT.

[Wife.    
Look, George, here comes Mistress Merrythought again! and I would have Ralph come and fight with the giant; I tell you true, I long to see't.
Citizen.
Good Mistress Merrythought, begone, I pray you, for my sake; I pray you, forbear a little; you shall have audience presently; I have a little business.
Wife.    
Mistress Merrythought, if it please you to refrain your passion a little, till Ralph have despatched the giant out of the way, we shall think ourselves much bound to vou. [Exit Mistress Merrythought.] I thank you, good Mistress Merrythought.
Citizen.
Boy, come hither. [Enter Boy.] Send away Ralph and this whoreson giant quickly.
Boy.      
In good faith, sir, we cannot; you'll utterly spoil our play, and make it to be hissed; and it cost money; you will not suffer us to go on with our plot.—I pray, gentlemen, rule him.
Citizen.
Let him come now, and despatch this, and I'll trouble you no more.
Boy.    
Will you give me your hand of that?
Wife.    
Give him thy hand, George, do; and I'll kiss him. I warrant thee, the youth means plainly.
Boy.    
I'll send him to you presently.
Wife.    
[Kissing him.] I thank you, little youth.
[Exit Boy.]
Faith, the child hath a sweet breath, George; but I think it be troubled with the worms; carduus benedictus and mare's milk were the only thing in the world for't.