Dried pear

Merry Wives of Windsor, [4.5.88-97]. Falstaff. “I would all the world mighth be cozen’d, for I have been cozen’d and beaten too. If it should come to the ear of the court how I have been transform’d, and how my transformation hath been wash’d and cudge’d, they would melt me out of my fat drop by drop and liquor fishermen’s boots with me. I warrant they would whip me with their fine wits till I were as crestfall’n as a dried pear. I never prosper’d since I forswore myself at primero. Well, if my wind were but long enough to say my prayers, I would repent.”

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  1. Shakespeare’s Plants (alphabetical) « PLANTS Says:

    […] Pear, “Pop’rin Pear”: Romeo and Juiet [2.1.37-38]; All’s Well That End’s Well, [1.1.159-164]; Merry Wives of Windsor, [4.5.88-97]. […]

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