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  • Title: The Honest Whore, Parts 1 and 2: Abbreviations
  • Author: Joost Daalder

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    The Honest Whore, Parts 1 and 2: 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).

    The Bellman of London (1608), in Grosart, vol. 3.
    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).
    Alexander Dyce, ed., The Works of Thomas Middleton, vol. 3 (1840).
    Four Birds
    Four Birds of Noah始s Ark (1609); in Grosart, vol. 5.
    A.B. Grosart, ed., The Non-Dramatic Works of Thomas Dekker, 5 vols. (1884-6, repr. New York, 1963).
    The Gull始s Horn-Book (1609); in Grosart, vol. 2.
    Jests to Make You Merry (1607); in Grosart, vol. 2.
    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).
    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).
    W.A. Neilson, ed., The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists (Cambridge, Mass., 1911).
    Arthur H. Nethercot, Charles R. Baskervill, and Virgil B. Heltzel, eds., Elizabethan Plays (rev. ed., New York, 1971).
    News from Hell (1606); in Grosart, vol. 2.
    Northward Ho
    Bowers, vol. 2.
    Roaring Girl
    The Roaring Girl, ed. Paul Mulholland (Manchester, 1987).
    The Second Part of the Honest Whore (1630). (Also used for ‘Quarto始 generally.)
    The Honest Whore (1604). (The first edition of 1 Honest Whore.)
    The Converted Courtezan (1604). (The second edition of 1 Honest Whore.)
    The Honest Whore (1605).
    The Honest Whore (1615).
    The Honest Whore (1635).
    Ernest Rhys, ed., Thomas Dekker (1887).
    Sev. Sins
    The Seven Deadly Sins of London (1606), in Grosart, vol. 2.
    Shoe. H.
    The Shoemaker始s Holiday, ed. R.L. Smallwood and Stanley Wells (Manchester, 1979).
    Hazelton Spencer, ed., Elizabethan Plays (Boston, 1933).
    Westward Ho
    Bowers, vol. 2.
    F.P. Wilson, ed., The Plague Pamphlets of Thomas Dekker (Oxford, 1925).
    Wonderf. Year
    The Wonderful Year (1603), in Grosart, vol. 1.

    Other References

    E.A. Abbott, A Shakespearian Grammar (rev. 1870). (Note: references are to Abbott始s paragraphs, not the page numbers.)
    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始s Words: A Glossary and Language Companion (2002).
    Joost Daalder and Antony Telford Moore, ‘Breaking the Rules: Editorial Problems in Middleton and Dekker始s The Honest Whore, Part 1,始 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.
    R.W. Dent, Proverbial Language in English Drama Exclusive of Shakespeare, 1495-1616 (Berkeley, 1984).
    Johannes Fabricius, Syphilis in Shakespeare始s England (1994).
    Fausto Cercignani
    (author of Shakespeare始s Works and Elizabethan Pronunciation, Oxford, 1981): personal communications.
    John Florio, A World of Words: Or Most Copious Dictionary in Italian and English (1598).
    Paul Griffiths, Lost Londons: Change, Crime and Control in the Capital City 1550-1660 (Cambridge, 2008).
    James T. Henke, Renaissance Dramatic Bawdy (Exclusive of Shakespeare): An Annotated Glossary and Critical Essays, 2 vols. (Salzburg, 1974).
    Brett D. Hirsch, private communications.
    Cyrus Hoy, Introductions, Notes, and Commentaries to texts in ‘The Dramatic Works of Thomas Dekker始 edited by Fredson Bowers, vol. 2 (Cambridge, 1980).
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    Michael MacDonald, Mystical Bedlam: Madness, Anxiety and Healing in Seventeenth-Century England (Cambridge, 1981).
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    Nashe, Christ's Tears
    ‘Christ's Tears Over Jerusalem始, in Nashe, vol. 2, 1-175.
    Notes and Queries
    The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs, rev. F.P. Wilson (Oxford, 1970).
    The Oxford English Dictionary, ed. J.A. Simpson and E.S.C. Weiner, 2nd ed. (Oxford, 1989).
    C.T. Onions, A Shakespeare Glossary, rev. Robert D. Eagleson (1986).
    Partridge, Bawdy
    Eric Partridge, Shakespeare始s Bawdy (rev. 1968).
    Partridge, Slang
    Eric Partridge, A Dictionary of Slang and Unvonventional English, ed. Paul Beale (1984).
    Robert Rentoul Reed, Bedlam on the Jacobean Stage (Cambridge, Mass., 1952; repr. New York 1970).
    Rev. Trag.
    The Revenger始s Tragedy, ed. R.A. Foakes (Manchester, 1966; repr. 1990).
    Shakespeare始s England
    Shakespeare始s England: An Account of the Life & Manners of his Age, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1916).
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    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).
    E.M.W. Tillyard, The Elizabethan World Picture (1943).
    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).