Orange-wife

Coriolanus, [2.1.67-72]. Menenius. “You know neither me, yourselves, nor anything. You are ambitious for poor knaves’ caps and legs. You war out a good wholesome forenoon in hearing a cause between an orange-wife and a forset-seller, and then rejourn the controversey of threepence to a second day of audience.”

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Orange wife, a fruit seller.

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