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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)

    1530.1Mis. For. I, I, peace.
    For. Well Ile not let it go so, yet Ile trie further.
    S. Hu. By Ieshu if there be any body in the kitchin
    Or the cuberts, or the presse, or the buttery,
    I am an arrant Iew: Now God plesse me:
    1538.1You serue me well, do you not?
    Pa. Fie M. Ford you are too blame:
    1541.1Mis. Pa. Ifaith tis not well M. Ford to suspect
    Her thus without cause.
    Doc. No by my trot it be no vell:
    For. Wel I pray bear with me, M.Page pardõ me.
    I suffer for it, I suffer for it:
    1545Sir Hu: You suffer for a bad conscience looke you(now:
    1550Ford: Well I pray no more, another time Ile tell
    1550.1 you all:
    The mean time go dine with me, pardõ me wife,
    I am sorie. M. Page pray goe in to dinner,
    Another time Ile tell you all.
    Pa: Wel let it be so, and to morrow I inuite you all
    To my house to dinner: and in the morning weele
    1555A birding, I haue an excellent Hauke for the bush.
    Ford: Let it be so: Come M. Page, come wife:
    I pray you come in all, your welcome, pray come (in.
    1552.1Sir Hu: By so kad vdgme, M. Fordes is
    Not in his right wittes:
    1565Exit omnes:
    Enter Sir Iohn Falstaffe.
    1705Fal: Bardolfe brew me a pottle sack presently:
    Bar: With Egges sir?
    Fal: Simply of it selfe, Ile none of these pullets(sperme
    In my drinke: goe make haste.
    Haue I liued to be carried in a basket