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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)

    The Hone st Whore.
    Bots. The twenty crownes, sir.
    Lod. Before he has his worke done? but on my Knightly
    word, he shall pay't thee.

    1555 Enter A stolpho, Beraldo, Fontinell, and the Iri sh Footman.

    A sto. I thought thou had st beene gone into thine owne
    Bry. No faat la, I cannot goe dis foure or tree dayes.
    Ber. Looke thee, yonders the shop, and that's the man
    Fon. Thou shalt but cheapen, and doe as we told thee, to
    put a ie st vpon him, to abuse his patience.
    Bry. I faat, I doubt my pate shall be knocked: but sa crees
    sa me, for your shakes, I will runne to any Linnen Draper in
    1565hell, come preddy.
    Omnes. Saue you Gallants.
    Lod. and Car. Oh, well met!
    Cand. You'll giue no more you say? I cannot take it.
    Hors . Truly Ile giue no more.
    1570 Cand. It mu st not fetch it. What wud you haue, sweet
    A sto. Nay, here's the Cu stomer. Exeunt Bots & Hor sl.
    Lod. The Garden-house you say? wee'll boult out your
    1575 Cand. I will but lay these parcels by-- My men are all
    at Cu stome-house vnloding Wares, if Cambricke you wud
    deale in, there's the be st, all Millan cannot sample it.
    Lod. Doe you heare? 1. 2. 3. S'foot, there came in 4.
    Gallants, sure your wife is slipt vp, and the 4th. man I hold
    1580my life, is grafting your Warden tree.
    Cand. Ha, ha, ha: you Gentlemen are full of Ie st.
    If she be vp, she's gone some wares to show,
    I haue aboue as good wares as below.
    Lod. Haue you so? nay then----
    1585 Cand. Now Gentlemen, is't Cambricks?
    Bry. I predee now let me haue de be st wares.