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  • Title: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Quarto 1, 1602)

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

    the merry Wives of Windsor.
    458.5My 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.
    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
    Exit Doctor.
    Quic. VVell my friend, I cannot tarry, tell your
    Maister Ile doo what I can for him,
    And so farewell.
    512.5Sim. 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.