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The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor
by William Shakespeare
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The Merry Wives of Windsor Marriage and Wealth Quotes Page 4

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How we cite the quotes:
(Act.Scene.Line)
Quote #10

In love the heavens themselves do guide the state; Money buys lands, and wives are sold by fate. (5.5.209-210)

Here, Ford suggests that matters of the heart are governed by "fate." What's a little weird is that Ford uses the same economic language we've seen throughout the play: wives are still sold.

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