The Merry Wives of Windsor is unique amongst Shakespeare’s plays because it is set in Shakespeare’s England. The play is packed with quotations that you know and love. Here are the top ten.
Why, then the world’s mine oyster.
Which I with sword will open.
This is the short and the long of it.
(2.2.57), Mistress Quickly
I cannot tell what the dickens his name is!
(3.2.15), Mistress Page
As good luck would have it.
We burn daylight.
(2.1.49), Mistress Ford
Here will be an old abusing of God’s patience and the king’s English.
(1.4.4) Mistress Quickly
I will make a Star-chamber matter of it.
There’s the humour of it.
Unless experience be a jewel.
I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.