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1. She's a girl disguised as a boy called Ganymede, who then pretends to be herself to woo her lover by warning him off girls! "Love is merely a madness ... Yet I profess curing it by counsel."
2. This girl accompanies her mistress to the courtroom disguised as a lawyer's clerk. Like her mistress, she tricks her husband into giving his wedding ring away, and uses it to tease him later. "Gave it a judge's clerk! No, God's my judge, the clerk will ne'er wear hair on's face that had it."
3. She's very obedient to her father, unlucky in love, goes mad and meets a watery end. "And I, of ladies most deject and wretched..."
4. When the fairy king squeezes sap from a flower onto her eyelids, she falls desperately in love with the first thing she sees when she wakes up. This just happens to be a guy with a donkey's head. "What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?" she exclaims.
5. The uninitiated might think this evil queen obsessed with her personal hygiene and she also seems to have issues with breast feeding. Hardly the best social hostess, she persuades her husband to murder their chief guest in his bed near the start of the play and it's downhill from then on. "A little water clears us of this deed." Oh, no it doesn't!
6. This woman gives as good as she gets in verbal conflict, especially with the man she secretly fancies. Despite declaring "Wooing, wedding and repenting is as a scotch jig, a measure and a cinque-pace", she is tricked by their friends into declaring her love for him, even as he is tricked into realising he loves her.
7. This woman receives an identical love-letter to her friend from an outsized rogue. She helps her friend deal with a jealous husband and give the would-be fat philanderer his come-uppance. She has less success in marrying off her daughter, who has ideas of her own on that score. "What! have I 'scaped love-letters in the holiday-time of my beauty, and am I now a subject for them?"
8. This woman is a bundle of contradictions. She is a proud queen but she panics and runs from battle. Hers is one of the greatest love-stories, yet her actions lead to her lover's death. Compared with a serpent, she dies of a snake-bite, saying "The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired."
9. This young lady appears very meek and innocent but actually is very good at getting her own way - the exact opposite of her fiery-tempered sister. She secretly marries her supposed music teacher but will they live happily ever after? She loses her husband's money when he bets on her obedience. "Sister, content you in my discontent."
10. This sharp-tongued servant is instrumental in an elaborate practical joke played on a pompous, puritanical man. She has a soft spot for the drunken old rogue who is her co-conspirator, and eventually marries him. "I will drop in his way some obscure epistles of love ... I can write very like my lady your niece."
Source: Author HobbitLady
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