This is the short and the long of it






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This is the short and the long of it





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From Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor.

MISTRESS QUICKLY: Marry, this is the short and the long of it; you have brought her into such a canaries as 'tis wonderful. The best courtier of them all, when the court lay at Windsor, could never have brought her to such a canary.
















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