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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
    Fal. So betweene eight and nine:
    859.1Quic. I forsooth, for then her husband goes a (birding,
    Fal. Well commend me to thy mistris, tel her
    895I will not faile her: Boy giue her my purse.
    Quic. Nay sir I haue another arant to do to you
    From misteris Page:
    862.1Fal. From misteris Page? I prethy what of her?
    Quic. By my troth I think you work by Inchant-(ments,
    869.1Els they could neuer loue you as they doo:
    Fal. Not I, I assure thee: setting the atraction of my
    Good parts aside, I vse no other inchantments:
    872.1Quic. Well sir, she loues you extreemly:
    And let me tell you, shees one that feares God,
    And her husband giues her leaue to do all:
    880For he is not halfe so iealousie as M. Ford is.
    Fal. But harke thee, hath misteris Page & mistris(Ford,
    875Acquainted each other how dearly they loue me?
    875.1Quic. O God no sir: there were a iest indeed.
    Fol. Well farwel, commend me to misteris Ford,
    894.1I will not faile her say.
    Quic. God be with your worship
    Exit Mistresse Quickly.
    Enter Bardolfe.
    Bar. Sir heer's a Gentleman,
    One M. Brooke, would speak with you,
    He hath sent you a cup of sacke.
    Fal. M. Brooke, hees welcome: Bid him come vp,
    Such Brookes are alwaies welcome to me:
    911.1A Iack, will thy old bodie yet hold out?
    Wilt thou after the expence of so much mony
    Be now a gainer? Good bodie I thanke thee,
    And Ile make more of thee then I ha done: