Quotation by Shakespeare

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.
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