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  • Title: The Honest Whore, Part 1 (Quarto 2, 1604)
  • Editor: Joost Daalder
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-490-5

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    Authors: Thomas Dekker, Thomas Middleton
    Editor: Joost Daalder
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    The Honest Whore, Part 1 (Quarto 2, 1604)

    640 Pior. Ile pledge them deepe yfaith Ca struchio,
    Signior Fluello.
    Flu. Come play't off: to me, I am your la st man.
    Cand. George, supply the cup.
    Flu. So, so, good hone st George,
    645Heere Signior Candido, all this to you.
    Cand. Oh you mu st pardon me, I vse it not.
    Flu. Will you not pledge me then?
    Cand. Yes, but not that:
    Great loue is showne in little.
    650 Flu. Blurt on your sentences, - Sfoot you shall pledge
    mee all.
    Cand. Indeede I shall not.
    Flu. Not pledge mee? Sblood Ile carry away the beaker
    655 Cand. The beaker! Oh! that at your pleasure sir.
    Flu. Now by this drinke I will.
    Ca st . Pledge him, hee'le do't else.
    Ful. So, I ha done you right, on my thumbenaile,
    What will you pledge me now?
    660 Cand. You know me sir, I am not of that sin.
    Flu. Why then farewellr
    Ile beare away the beaker by this light.
    Cand. Thats as you please, tis very good.
    Flu. Nay it doth please me, and as you say tis a very good (one:
    665 Farewell Signior Candido.
    Pio. Farewell Candido.
    Cand. Y'are welcome gentlemen.
    Ca st . Heart not mou'd yet?
    I thinke his patience is aboue your wit. Exeunt.
    670 Geor. I tolde you before mi stre s s e, they were all cheaters.
    Wife Why foole, why husband, why mad-man, I hope
    you will not let 'em sneake away so with a siluer and gilt
    beaker, the be st in the house too: goe fellowes make hue and
    crie after them.
    675 Cand. Pray let your tongue be still, all will be well:
    Come hither George, hie to the Con stable,
    And in all calme order wi sh him to attach them: