The Merry Wives of Windsor
Marriage and Wealth Quotes Page 4
How we cite our quotes:
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.