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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 Honest Whore.
    Caro. Faith, that's soone answered, for S. Patricke you
    know keepes Purgatory, hee makes the fire, and his
    Country-men could doe nothing, if they cannot sweepe the
    60Omnes. Good agen.
    Lod. Then, Sir, haue you many of them (like this fellow)
    (especially those of his haire) Footmen to Noblemen and o-
    thers, and the Knaues are very faithfull where they loue, by
    my faith very proper men many of them, and as actiue as
    65the cloudes, whirre, hah.
    Omnes. Are they so?
    Lod. And stout! exceeding stout; Why, I warrant, this
    precious wild Villaine, if hee were put to't, would fight
    more desperately then sixteene Dunkerkes.
    70Asto. The women they say are very faire.
    Lod. No, no, our Country Bona Robaes, oh! are the su-
    grest delicious Rogues.
    Asto. Oh, looke, he has a feeling of them.
    Lod. Not I, I protest, there's a saying when they com-
    75mend Nations: It goes, the Irishman for his hand, Welsh-
    man for a leg, the Englishman for a face, the Dutchman for
    Fron. I faith, they may make swabbers of them.
    Lod. The Spaniard, let me see, for a little foot (I take it) the
    80Frenchman, what a pox hath he? and so of the rest.
    Are they at breakfast yet? come walke.
    Ast. This Lodouico, is a notable tounged fellow.
    Fron. Discourses well.
    Berc. And a very honest Gentleman.
    85Asto. Oh! hee's well valued by my Lord.

    Enter Bellafront with a Petition.
    Fron. How now, how now, what's she?
    Bert. Let's make towards her.
    Bella. Will it be long, sir, ere my Lord come forth?
    90Ast. Would you speake with my Lord?
    Lod. How now, what's this, a Nurses Bill? hath any here
    A 3 got