William Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, Act I, Scene II

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Scene II

The same

Enter Sir Hugh Evans and Simple

Sir Hugh Evans

Go your ways, and ask of Doctor Caius' house which is the way: and there dwells one Mistress Quickly, which is in the manner of his nurse, or his dry nurse, or his cook, or his laundry, his washer, and his wringer.


Well, sir.

Sir Hugh Evans

Nay, it is petter yet. Give her this letter; for it is a 'oman that altogether's acquaintance with Mistress Anne Page: and the letter is, to desire and require her to solicit your master's desires to Mistress Anne Page. I pray you, be gone: I will make an end of my dinner; there's pippins and cheese to come.


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