Abbreviations

The place of publication is London, unless otherwise indicated.

Editions of The Honest Whore, Parts 1 and 2, and Other Works by Dekker

Throughout, 1HW = The Honest Whore, Part 1 (1604); and 2HW = The Honest Whore, Part 2 (c.1605).

Bellman
The Bellman of London (1608), in Grosart, vol. 3.
Bowers
Fredson Bowers, ed., The Dramatic Works of Thomas Dekker (Cambridge, 1955; rev. 1964). 1HW and 2HW occur in vol. 2. Unless indicated otherwise, references to other plays by Dekker are to this edition.
de Somogyi
Nick de Somogyi, ed., The Honest Whore (1998).
Dodsley 1
R. Dodsley, ed., A Select Collection of Old Plays, vol. 2 (1744). (1HW only.)
Dodsley 2
Isaac Reed, ed., R. Dodsley, A Select Collection of Old Plays, vol. 3 (1780).
Dodsley 3
J.P. Collier, ed., R. Dodsley, A Select Collection of Old Plays, vol. 3 (1825).
Dyce
Alexander Dyce, ed., The Works of Thomas Middleton, vol. 3 (1840).
Four Birds
Four Birds of Noah’s Ark (1609); in Grosart, vol. 5.
Grosart
A.B. Grosart, ed., The Non-Dramatic Works of Thomas Dekker, 5 vols. (1884-6, repr. New York, 1963).
Horn-Book
The Gull’s Horn-Book (1609); in Grosart, vol. 2.
Jests
Jests to Make You Merry (1607); in Grosart, vol. 2.
Lantern
Lantern and Candlelight (1609); in Grosart, vol. 3.
Middleton, Comp.
Gary Taylor and John Lavagnino, gen. eds., Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Culture: A Companion to The Collected Works (Oxford, 2007).
Middleton, Works.
Gary Taylor and John Lavagnino, gen. eds., Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works (Oxford, 2007).
Mulholland
Paul Mulholland, ed., The Patient Man and the Honest Whore (his preferred title for 1HW), in Middleton, Works (text: 280-327); and in Middleton, Comp. (authorship and date: 351-53; textual introduction and apparatus: 507-28).
Neilson
W.A. Neilson, ed., The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists (Cambridge, Mass., 1911).
Nethercot
Arthur H. Nethercot, Charles R. Baskervill, and Virgil B. Heltzel, eds., Elizabethan Plays (rev. ed., New York, 1971).
News
News from Hell (1606); in Grosart, vol. 2.
Northward Ho
Bowers, vol. 2.
Roaring Girl
The Roaring Girl, ed. Paul Mulholland (Manchester, 1987).
Q
The Second Part of the Honest Whore (1630). (Also used for ‘Quarto’ generally.)
Q1
The Honest Whore (1604). (The first edition of 1 Honest Whore.)
Q2
The Converted Courtezan (1604). (The second edition of 1 Honest Whore.)
Q3
The Honest Whore (1605).
Q4
The Honest Whore (1615).
Q5
The Honest Whore (1635).
Rhys
Ernest Rhys, ed., Thomas Dekker (1887).
Sev. Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins of London (1606), in Grosart, vol. 2.
Shoe. H.
The Shoemaker’s Holiday, ed. R.L. Smallwood and Stanley Wells (Manchester, 1979).
Spencer
Hazelton Spencer, ed., Elizabethan Plays (Boston, 1933).
Westward Ho
Bowers, vol. 2.
Wilson
F.P. Wilson, ed., The Plague Pamphlets of Thomas Dekker (Oxford, 1925).
Wonderf. Year
The Wonderful Year (1603), in Grosart, vol. 1.

Other References

Abbott
E.A. Abbott, A Shakespearian Grammar (rev. 1870). (Note: references are to Abbott’s paragraphs, not the page numbers.)
Burford
E.J. Burford, Bawds and Lodgings: A History of the London Bankside Brothels, c.100-1675 (1976).
C. Anne Wilson
C. Anne Wilson, Food and Drink in Britain from the Stone Age to Recent Times (1973).
Crystal and Crystal
David Crystal and Ben Crystal, Shakespeare’s Words: A Glossary and Language Companion (2002).
Daalder-Moore
Joost Daalder and Antony Telford Moore, ‘Breaking the Rules: Editorial Problems in Middleton and Dekker’s The Honest Whore, Part 1,’ Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin, Vol. 20, No. 4 (1996), 243-87. Click here to download as Supplementary Material to this edition.
Dent
R.W. Dent, Proverbial Language in English Drama Exclusive of Shakespeare, 1495-1616 (Berkeley, 1984).
Fabricius
Johannes Fabricius, Syphilis in Shakespeare’s England (1994).
Fausto Cercignani
(author of Shakespeare’s Works and Elizabethan Pronunciation, Oxford, 1981): personal communications.
Florio
John Florio, A World of Words: Or Most Copious Dictionary in Italian and English (1598).
Griffiths
Paul Griffiths, Lost Londons: Change, Crime and Control in the Capital City 1550-1660 (Cambridge, 2008).
Henke
James T. Henke, Renaissance Dramatic Bawdy (Exclusive of Shakespeare): An Annotated Glossary and Critical Essays, 2 vols. (Salzburg, 1974).
Hirsch
Brett D. Hirsch, private communications.
Hoy
Cyrus Hoy, Introductions, Notes, and Commentaries to texts in ‘The Dramatic Works of Thomas Dekker’ edited by Fredson Bowers, vol. 2 (Cambridge, 1980).
Judges
A.V. Judges, The Elizabethan Underworld (1930).
Linthicum
M. Channing Linthicum, Costume in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries (Oxford, 1936).
Lowe
Eleanor Lowe, private communications.
MacDonald
Michael MacDonald, Mystical Bedlam: Madness, Anxiety and Healing in Seventeenth-Century England (Cambridge, 1981).
Nashe
The Works of Thomas Nashe, ed. R.B. McKerrow, rev. F.P. Wilson, 5 vols. (Oxford, 1958).
Nashe, Christ's Tears
‘Christ's Tears Over Jerusalem’, in Nashe, vol. 2, 1-175.
N&Q
Notes and Queries
ODEP
The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs, rev. F.P. Wilson (Oxford, 1970).
OED
The Oxford English Dictionary, ed. J.A. Simpson and E.S.C. Weiner, 2nd ed. (Oxford, 1989).
Onions
C.T. Onions, A Shakespeare Glossary, rev. Robert D. Eagleson (1986).
Partridge, Bawdy
Eric Partridge, Shakespeare’s Bawdy (rev. 1968).
Partridge, Slang
Eric Partridge, A Dictionary of Slang and Unvonventional English, ed. Paul Beale (1984).
Reed
Robert Rentoul Reed, Bedlam on the Jacobean Stage (Cambridge, Mass., 1952; repr. New York 1970).
Rev. Trag.
The Revenger’s Tragedy, ed. R.A. Foakes (Manchester, 1966; repr. 1990).
Shakespeare’s England
Shakespeare’s England: An Account of the Life & Manners of his Age, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1916).
Stubbes
Philip Stubbes, The Anatomy of Abuses [1583], ed. F.J. Furnivall (2 parts, 1877-82).
Sugden
E.H. Sugden, A Topographical Dictionary to the Works of Shakespeare and his Fellow Dramatists (Manchester, 1925).
The Changeling
The Changeling, ed. Joost Daalder (1990; repr. 2005).
Tillyard
E.M.W. Tillyard, The Elizabethan World Picture (1943).
Williams
Gordon Williams, A Dictionary of Sexual Language and Imagery in Shakespearean and Stuart Literature, 3 vols. (1994).

Works of Shakespeare

Wherever possible, references to Shakespeare are to the Internet Shakespeare Editions as they become available and cited by TLN. Otherwise, quotations are taken from David Bevington, ed., The Complete Works of Shakespeare, 4th ed. (New York, 1992).