Tuesday, November 11, 2014
God keep your worship! I wish your worship well; God restore you to health! I humbly give you leave to depart; and if a merry meeting may be wished, God prohibit it!
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Dogberry, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 5, sc. 1, l. 323-6.
Dogberry presumably means to ask leave to depart, and for God to permit a merry meeting.