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


the merry Wives of Windsor.
.5My name is Iohn Simple, I brought a Letter sir
From my M. Slender, about misteris Anne Page.
474.1Sir : Indeed that is my comming.
Doc. I begar is dat all? Iohn Rugby giue a ma pen
An Inck:tarche vn pettit tarche a little.
478.1
The Doctor writes.
Sim. O God what a furious man is this?
Quic. Nay it is well he is no worse:
480I am glad he is so quiet.
Doc. Here giue dat same to sir Hu, it ber ve chalēge
Begar tell him I will cut his nase, will you?
497.1Sim. I sir, Ile tell him so.
Doc. Dat be vell, my Rapier Iohn Rugby, follow
512.1
Exit Doctor.
Quic. VVell my friend, I cannot tarry, tell your
Maister Ile doo what I can for him,
And so farewell.
.5Sim. Mary will I, I am glad I am got hence.
Exit omnes.

Enter Mistresse Page, reading of
552.1a Letter.

Mis. Pa. Mistresse Page I loue you. Aske me no
557.1Because theyr impossible to alledge. Your faire,
And I am fat. Yon loue sack, so do I:
As I am sure I haue no mind but to loue,
562.1So I know you haue no hart but to grant
A souldier doth not vse many words, where a
A letter may serue for a sentence. I loue you,
And so I leaue you.
Yours Syr Iohn Falstaffe.
Now