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


A pleasant Comedie, of
Fal. So betweene eight and nine:
859.1Quic. I forsooth, for then her husband goes a
Fal. Well commend me to thy mistris, tel her
895I will not faile her: Boy giue her my purse.
Quic. Nay sir I haue another arant to do to you
From misteris Page:
862.1Fal. From misteris Page? I prethy what of her?
Quic. By my troth I think you work by Inchant-
869.1Els they could neuer loue you as they doo:
Fal. Not I, I assure thee: setting the atraction of my
Good parts aside, I vse no other inchantments:
872.1Quic. Well sir, she loues you extreemly:
And let me tell you, shees one that feares God,
And her husband giues her leaue to do all:
880For he is not halfe so iealousie as M. Ford is.
Fal. But harke thee, hath misteris Page & mistris
875Acquainted each other how dearly they loue me?
875.1Quic. O God no sir: there were a iest indeed.
Fol. Well farwel, commend me to misteris Ford,
894.1I will not faile her say.
Quic. God be with your worship
Exit Mistresse Quickly.
Enter Bardolfe.
Bar. Sir heer's a Gentleman,
One M. Brooke, would speak with you,
He hath sent you a cup of sacke.
Fal. M. Brooke, hees welcome: Bid him come vp,
Such Brookes are alwaies welcome to me:
911.1A Iack, will thy old bodie yet hold out?
Wilt thou after the expence of so much mony
Be now a gainer? Good bodie I thanke thee,
And Ile make more of thee then I ha done:
Ha