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In context, Margery, the country wife of the title, represents a state of rustic innocence that contrasts strongly with the sophistication of the town.
These are the women who have termed themselves Virtuous and hence ascribe the quality of virtue to their names. I feel that the author, William Wycherely placed this women as a satire for the play. They are a mirror to the morally corrupt...
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