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

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