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Author: William Shakespeare
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The Merry Wives of Windsor (Quarto 1, 1602)

A pleasant Comedie, of
488.1Is very painfull.
490Quic. Are you auised of that? I, I warrant you,
490.1Take all, and paie all, all goe through my hands,
And he is such a honest man, and he should chance
To come home and finde a man here, we should
403.1Haue no who with him. He is a parlowes man.
Sim. Is he indeed?
Quic. Is he quoth you? God keepe him abroad:
Lord blesse me, who knocks there?
For Gods sake step into the Counting-house,
433.1While I goe see whose at doore.
He steps into the Counting-house.
What Iohn Rugby, Iohn,
Are you come home sir alreadie?
And she opens the doore.
433.5Doct. I begar I be forget my oyntment,
VVhere be Iohn Rugby?

Enter Iohn.
450Rug. Here sir, do you call?
Doc. I you be Iohn Rugbie, and you be Iack Rugby
Goe run vp met your heeles, and bring away
452.1De oyntment in de vindoe present:
455Make hast Iohn Rugbie. O I am almost forget
My simples in a boxe in de Counting-house:
O Ieshu vat be here, a deuella, a deuella?
460My Rapier Iohn Rugby, Vat be you, vat make
You in my Counting-house?
458.1I tinck you be a teefe.
Quic. Ieshu blesse me, we are all vndone.
Sim. O Lord sir no: I am no theefe.
I am a Seruingman :