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  • Title: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Folio 1, 1623)

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    Author: William Shakespeare
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    The Merry Wives of Windsor (Folio 1, 1623)

    Scena Secunda.
    Enter Euans, and Simple.
    Eu. Go your waies, and aske of Doctor Caius house,
    which is the way; and there dwels one Mistris Quickly;
    290which is in the manner of his Nurse; or his dry-Nurse; or
    his Cooke; or his Laundry; his Washer, and his Ringer.
    Si. Well Sir.
    Eu. Nay, it is petter yet: giue her this letter; for it is
    a 'oman that altogeathers acquaintāce with Mistris Anne
    295Page; and the Letter is to desire, and require her to soli-
    cite your Masters desires, to Mistris Anne Page: I pray
    you be gon: I will make an end of my dinner; ther's Pip-
    pins and Cheese to come.