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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.
    1725.1Quic. I forsooth.
    Fal. Well, tell her Ile meet her. Let her but think
    1727.1Of mans frailtie: Let her iudge what man is,
    And then thinke of me. And so farwell.
    Quic. Youle not faile sir?
    Exit mistresse Quickly.
    1727.5Fal. I will not faile. Commend me to her.
    I wonder I heare not of M. Brooke, I like his
    1730Mony well. By the masse here he is.
    Enter Brooke.
    For. God saue you sir.
    Fal. Welcome good M. Brooke. You come to
    know how matters goes.
    1735Ford. Thats my comming indeed sir Iohn.
    Fal. M. Brooke I will not lie to you sir,
    I was there at my appointed time.
    For. And how sped you sir?
    Fal. Verie ilfauouredly sir.
    1740For. Why sir, did she change her determination?
    Fal. No M. Brooke, but you shall heare. After we
    had kissed and imbraced, and as it were euen amid
    the prologue of our incounter, who should come,
    but the iealous knaue her husband, and a rabble of
    his companions at his heeles, thither prouoked and
    instigated by his distemper. And what to do thinke
    you? to search for his wiues loue. Euen so, plainly
    For. While ye were there?
    Fal. Whilst I was there.
    1750For. And did he search and could not find you?
    Fal. You shall heare sir, as God would haue it,
    A litle before comes me one Pages wife,