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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.
    911.5Ha, ha, misteris Ford, and misteris Page, haue
    I caught you a the hip? go too.
    Enter Foord disguised like Brooke.
    For. God saue you sir.
    915Fal. And you too, would you speak with me?
    Fal. Mary would I sir, I am somewhat bolde to(trouble you,
    My name is Brooke.
    Fal. Good M. Brooke your verie welcome.
    920For. Ifaith sir I am a gentleman and a traueller,
    That haue seen somewhat. And I haue often heard
    That if mony goes before, all waies lie open.
    930Fal. Mony is a good souldier sir, and will on.
    For. Ifaith sir, and I haue a bag here,
    Would you wood helpe me to beare it.
    Fal. O Lord, would I could tell how to deserue
    To be your porter.
    934.1For. That may you easily sir Iohn: I haue an ear-(nest
    945Sute to you. But good sir Iohn when I haue
    Told you my griefe, cast one eie of your owne
    Estate, since your selfe knew what tis to be
    Such an offender.
    950Fal. Verie well sir, proceed.
    For. Sir I am deeply in loue with one Fords wife
    951.1Of this Towne. Now sir Iohn you are a gentleman
    Of good discoursing, well beloued among Ladies,
    A man of such parts that might win 20. such as she.
    Fal. O good sir.
    953.1For. Nay beleeue it sir Iohn, for tis time. Now my(loue
    Is so grounded vpon her, that without her loue
    I shall hardly liue.
    Fal. Haue you importuned her by any means?
    Ford. No neuer Sir.
    Fal. Of