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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.
    2315Cand. No: too deare: thus.
    Mat. No: O fie, you must slie higher: yet take em home,
    trifles shall not make vs quarrell, we'll agree, you shall haue
    them, and a penniworth, Ile fetch money at your shop.
    Cand. Be it so, good Signior, send me going.
    2320Mat. Going? a deepe bowle of wine for Signior Candido.
    Orl. He wud be going.
    Cand. Ile rather stay, then goe so: stop your Bowle.

    Enter Constable and Bilmen.
    Lod. How now?
    2325Bots. Is't Shroue-tuesday, that these Ghosts walke.
    Mat. What's your businesse, Sir?
    Const. From the Duke: you are the man wee looke for,
    Signior, I haue Warrant here from the Duke, to apprehend
    you vpon fellony for robbing two Pedlers: I charge you
    2330i'th Dukes name goe quickly.
    Mat. Is the winde turn'd? well: this is that old Wolfe,
    my Father-in-law: seeke out your Mistris, Sirra.
    Orl. Yes, Sir: as shafts by piecing are made strong,
    So shall thy life be straightned by this wrong. Exit.
    2335Omnes. In troth we are sorry.
    Mat. Braue men must bee crost, pish, it's but Fortunes
    Dice rouing against me: Come, sir, pray vse me like a Gen-
    tleman, let me not be carried through the streets like a Pa-
    2340Const. If these Gentlemen please, you shall goe along
    with them.
    Omnes. Bee't so: come.
    Const. What are you, sir?
    Bots. I, sir? sometimes a figure, sometimes a cipher, as the
    2345State has occasion to cast vp her accounts: I'm a Soldier.
    Const. Your name is Bots, is't not?
    Bots. Bots is my name, Bots is knowne to this Company.
    Const. I know you are, Sir: what's she?
    Bots. A Gentlewoman, my Mother.
    2350Const. Take em both along.
    I 2 Bots