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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)

    A pleasant Comedie, of
    562.5Now Ieshu blesse me, am I methomorphised?
    I thinke I knowe not my selfe. Why what a Gods
    name doth this man see in me, that thus he shootes
    at my honestie? Well but that I knowe my owne
    heart, I should scarcely perswade my selfe I were
    562.10hand. Why what an vnreasonable woolsack is this.
    He was neuer twice in my companie, and if then I
    thought I gaue such assurauce with my eies, Ide pul
    them out, they should neuer see more holie daies.
    Well, I shall trust fat men the worse while I liue for
    his sake. O God that I knew how to be reuenged of
    577.1him. But in good time, heeres mistresse Foord.
    Enter Mistresse Foord.
    Mis. For. How now Mistris Page, are you reading
    Loue Letters? How do you woman?
    577.5Mis. Pa. O woman I am I know not what:
    In loue vp to the hard eares. I was neuer in such a
    case in my life.
    Mis. Ford. In loue, now in the name of God with
    577.10Mis. Pa. With one that sweares he loues me,
    And I must not choose but do the like againe:
    I prethie looke on that Letter.
    Mis. For. Ile match your letter iust with the like,
    614.1Line for line, word for word. Only the name
    Of misteris Page, and misteris Foord disagrees:
    Do me the kindnes to looke vpon this.
    Mis. Pa.Why this is right my letter.
    O most notorious villaine!
    Why what a bladder of iniquitie is this?
    Lets be reuenged what so ere we do.
    636.1Mis. For. Reuenged, if we liue weel be reuenged.
    O Lord