The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition]

Language: English
Wordcount: 43,230 / 145 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93.7
LoC Category: PR
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Genre: Drama
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Shal. That you must. Will you, upon good dowry, marry her?

Slen. I will do a greater thing than that, upon your 220 request, cousin, in any reason.

Shal. Nay, conceive me, conceive me, sweet coz: what I do is to pleasure you, coz. Can you love the maid?

Slen. I will marry her, sir, at your request: but if there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease 225 it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another; I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt: but if you say, 'Marry her,' I will marry her; that I am freely dissolved, and dissolutely.

Evans. It is a fery discretion answer; save the fall is in 230 the ort 'dissolutely:' the ort is, according to our meaning, 'resolutely:' his meaning is good.

Shal. Ay, I think my cousin meant well.

Slen. Ay, or else I would I might be hanged, la!

Shal. Here comes fair Mistress Anne

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