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

A pleasant Comedie, of

Enter Syr Hugh and Simple.

Sir Hu. I pray you do so much as see if you can
Doctor Cayus comming, and giue me intelligence,
1161.1Or bring me vrde if you please now.
Sim. I will Sir.
Sir Hu. Ieshu ples mee, how my hart trobes, and
And then she made him bedes of Roses,
1175And a thousand fragrant poses,
1175To shallow riueres. Now so kad vdge me, my hart
Swelles more and more. Mee thinkes I can cry
1176.1Verie well. There dwelt a man in Babylon,
1180To shallow riuers and to falles,
Melodious birds sing Madrigalles.
Sim. Sir here is M. Page, and M. Shallow,
Comming hither as fast as they can.
1185Sir Hu. Then it is verie necessary I put vp my
1185Pray giue me my cowne too, marke you.
Enter Page, shallow, and Slender.
Pa. God saue you Sir Hugh.
1191.1Shal. God saue you M. parson
Sir Hu. God plesse you all from his mercies sake
Pa. What the word and the sword, doth that a-
1193.1gree well?
Sir Hu. There is reasons and causes in all things,
1197.1I warrant you now.
Pa. Well Sir Hugh, we are come to craue
Your helpe and furtherance in a matter.
1200Sir Hu. What is I pray you?
Pa. Ifaith tis this sir Hugh. There is an auncient
friend of ours, a man of verie good sort, so at oddes