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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. Me? Sirrr.
    Billmen. And Sirrr.
    Con st . If he swagger, raise the street.
    Bots. Gentlemen, Gentlemen, whither will you drag vs?
    2355 Lod. To the Garden house. Bots, are we euen with you?
    Con st . To Bridewell with em.
    Bots. You will answer this. Exeunt.
    Con st . Better then a challenge, I haue warrant for my
    worke, sir.
    2360 Lod. Wee'll goe before. Exeunt.
    Con st . Pray doe.
    Who, Signior Candido? a Cittizen of your degree consorted
    thus, and reuelling in such a house?
    Cand. Why, sir? what house I pray?
    2365 Con st . Lewd, and defamed.
    Cand. Is't so? thankes, sir: I'm gone.
    Con st . What haue you there?
    Cand. Lawnes which I bought, sir, of the Gentleman
    that keepes the house.
    2370 Con st . And I haue warrant here, to search for such stolne
    Ware: these Lawnes are stolne.
    Cand. Indeed!
    Con st . So he's the Thiefe, you the Receiuer: I'm sorry for
    this chance, I mu st commit you.
    2375 Cand. Me, sir, for what?
    Con st . These Goods are found vpon you, and you mu st
    Cand. Mu st I so?
    Con st . Mo st certaine.
    Cand. Ile send for Bayle.
    2380 Con st .
    I dare not: yet because you are a Cittizen of worth,
    you shall not be made a pointing stocke, but without Guard
    pa s s e onely with my selfe.
    Cand. To Bridewell too?
    Con st . No remedy.
    2385 Cand. Yes, patience: being not mad, they had mee once to