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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.
    730I tell you sir we haue sport in hand.
    Host. Tell him cauelira Iustice: tell him bully
    735Ford. Mine Host a the garter:
    735.1Host. What ses my bully rooke?
    735Ford. A word with you sir.
    Ford and the Host talkes.
    Shal. Harke you sir, Ile tell you what the sport
    Doctor Cayus and sir Hu are to fight,
    My merrie Host hath had the measuring
    Of their weapons, and hath
    Appointed them contrary places. Harke in your
    Host: Hast thou no shute against my knight,
    My guest, my cauellira:
    For. None I protest: But tell him my name
    Is Rrooke, onlie for a Iest.
    Host: My hand bully: Thou shalt
    Haue egres and regres, and thy
    Name shall be Brooke: Sed I well bully Hector?
    Shal. I tell you what M. Page, I beleeue
    740The Doctor is no Iester, heele laie it on:
    740.1For tho we be Iustices and Doctors,
    And Church men, yet we are
    The sonnes of women M. Page:
    Pa: True maister Shallow:
    740.5Shal: It will be found so maister Page:
    Pa. Maister Shallow you your selfe
    Haue bene a great fighter,
    Tho now a man of peace:
    Shal: M. Page I haue seene the day that yong
    Tall fellowes with their stroke & their passado,
    757.1I haue made them trudge Maister Page,
    755A tis the hart, the hart doth all: I