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

    Copyright Digital Renaissance Editions. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: Thomas Dekker
    Editor: Joost Daalder
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    The Honest Whore, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1630)

    The Hone st Whore.
    2315 Cand. No: too deare: thus.
    Mat. No: O fie, you mu st slie higher: yet take em home,
    trifles shall not make vs quarrell, we'll agree, you shall haue
    them, and a penniworth, Ile fetch money at your shop.
    Cand. Be it so, good Signior, send me going.
    2320 Mat. Going? a deepe bowle of wine for Signior Candido.
    Orl. He wud be going.
    Cand. Ile rather stay, then goe so: stop your Bowle.

    Enter Con stable and Bilmen.
    Lod. How now?
    2325 Bots. Is't Shroue-tuesday, that these Gho sts walke.
    Mat. What's your bu sine s s e, Sir?
    Con st . From the Duke: you are the man wee looke for,
    Signior, I haue Warrant here from the Duke, to apprehend
    you vpon fellony for robbing two Pedlers: I charge you
    2330i'th Dukes name goe quickly.
    Mat. Is the winde turn'd? well: this is that old Wolfe,
    my Father-in-law: seeke out your Mi stris, Sirra.
    Orl. Yes, Sir: as shafts by piecing are made strong,
    So shall thy life be straightned by this wrong. Exit.
    2335 Omnes. In troth we are sorry.
    Mat. Braue men mu st bee cro st, pi sh, it's but Fortunes
    Dice rouing again st me: Come, sir, pray vse me like a Gen-
    tleman, let me not be carried through the streets like a Pa-
    geant.
    2340 Con st . If these Gentlemen please, you shall goe along
    with them.
    Omnes. Bee't so: come.
    Con st . What are you, sir?
    Bots. I, sir? sometimes a figure, sometimes a cipher, as the
    2345State has occa sion to ca st vp her accounts: I'm a Soldier.
    Con st . Your name is Bots, is't not?
    Bots. Bots is my name, Bots is knowne to this Company.
    Con st . I know you are, Sir: what's she?
    Bots. A Gentlewoman, my Mother.
    2350 Con st . Take em both along.
    Bots
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