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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.
    Enter the Doctor.
    Mi. Pa. Now M. Doctor, sonne I hope you are.
    Doct. Sonne begar you be de ville voman,
    2651.10Begar I tinck to marry metres An, and begar
    Tis a whorson garson Iack boy.
    Mis. Pa. How a boy?
    Doct. I begar a boy.
    Pa. Nay be not angry wife, Ile tell thee true,
    2651.15It was my plot to deceiue thee so:
    And by this time your daughter's married
    To M. Slender, and see where he comes.
    Enter Slender.
    Now sonne Slender,
    2651.20Where's your bride?
    Slen. Bride, by Gods lyd I thinke theres neuer a
    man in the worell hath that crosse fortune that I
    haue: begod I could cry for verie anger.
    Pa. Why whats the matter sonne Slender?
    2651.25Slen. Sonne, nay by God I am none of your son.
    Pa. No, why so?
    Slen. Why so God saue me, tis a boy that I haue
    Pa. How a boy? why did you mistake the word?
    Slen. No neither, for I came to her in red as you
    2651.30bad me, and I cried mum, and hee cried budget, so
    well as euer you heard, and I haue married him.
    Sir Hu. Ieshu M. Slender, cannot you see but marrie
    Pa. O I am vext at hart, what shal I do?
    Enter Fenton and Anne.
    2651.35Mis. Pa. Here comes the man that hath deceiued
    How now daughter, where haue you bin?
    An. At Curch forsooth.
    Pa. At Church, what haue you done there?