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  • Title: The Honest Whore, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1630)
  • Editor: Joost Daalder
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-490-5

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    Author: Thomas Dekker
    Editor: Joost Daalder
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    The Honest Whore, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1630)


    1 Actus primus, Scaena prima.

    Enter at one doore Beraldo, Carolo, Fontinell, A stolfo, with
    Seruingmen, or Pages attending on them; at another
    doore enter Lodouico, meeting them.

    5 Lodouico. GOod day, Gallants.
    Omnes. Good morrow, sweet
    Lodo. How doe st thou Carolo.
    Carolo. Faith, as Phy sicions doe
    10in a Plague, see the World sicke,
    and am well my selfe.
    Fontinell. Here's a sweet morning, Gentlemen.
    Lod. Oh, a morning to tempt Ioue frō his Ningle Ganimed,
    which is but to giue Dary Wenches greene gownes as
    15they are going a milking; what, is thy Lord stirring yet?
    A stolfo. Yes, he will not be hor st this houre, sure.
    Bercaldo. My Lady sweares he shall, for she longs to bee
    at Court.
    Carolo. Oh, wee shall ride switch and spurre, would we
    20were there once.
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