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  • Title: The Honest Whore, Part 1 (Quarto 2, 1604)
  • Editor: Joost Daalder
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-490-5

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    Authors: Thomas Dekker, Thomas Middleton
    Editor: Joost Daalder
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    The Honest Whore, Part 1 (Quarto 2, 1604)

    640Pior. Ile pledge them deepe yfaith Castruchio,
    Signior Fluello.
    Flu. Come play't off: to me, I am your last man.
    Cand. George, supply the cup.
    Flu. So, so, good honest George,
    645Heere Signior Candido, all this to you.
    Cand. Oh you must pardon me, I vse it not.
    Flu. Will you not pledge me then?
    Cand. Yes, but not that:
    Great loue is showne in little.
    650Flu. Blurt on your sentences, - Sfoot you shall pledge
    mee all.
    Cand. Indeede I shall not.
    Flu. Not pledge mee? Sblood Ile carry away the beaker
    655Cand. The beaker! Oh! that at your pleasure sir.
    Flu. Now by this drinke I will.
    Cast. Pledge him, hee'le do't else.
    Ful. So, I ha done you right, on my thumbenaile,
    What will you pledge me now?
    660Cand. You know me sir, I am not of that sin.
    Flu. Why then farewellr
    Ile beare away the beaker by this light.
    Cand. Thats as you please, tis very good.
    Flu. Nay it doth please me, and as you say tis a very good (one:
    665Farewell Signior Candido.
    Pio. Farewell Candido.
    Cand. Y'are welcome gentlemen.
    Cast. Heart not mou'd yet?
    I thinke his patience is aboue your wit. Exeunt.
    670Geor. I tolde you before mistresse, they were all cheaters.
    Wife Why foole, why husband, why mad-man, I hope
    you will not let 'em sneake away so with a siluer and gilt
    beaker, the best in the house too: goe fellowes make hue and
    crie after them.
    675Cand. Pray let your tongue be still, all will be well:
    Come hither George, hie to the Constable,
    And in all calme order wish him to attach them: