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A boy attendant. (Russian, paj, a boy; Greek, pais; Italian, paggio; Spanish, page; Welsh, bachgen. But page, the leaf of a book, is the Latin pagina.)

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(Mr. and Mrs.). Inhabitants of Windsor. The lady joins with Mrs. Ford to trick Sir John Falstaff.

Anne Page.
Daughter of the above in love with Fenton. Slender, the son of a country squire, shy, awkward, and a booby, greatly admires the lady, but has too faint a heart to urge his suit further than to sigh in audible whispers, “Sweet Anne Page!”

William Page.
A school-boy, the brother of Anne. (Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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