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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.
    Bots. Me? Sirrr.
    Billmen. And Sirrr.
    Const. If he swagger, raise the street.
    Bots. Gentlemen, Gentlemen, whither will you drag vs?
    2355Lod. To the Garden house. Bots, are we euen with you?
    Const. To Bridewell with em.
    Bots. You will answer this. Exeunt.
    Const. Better then a challenge, I haue warrant for my
    worke, sir.
    2360Lod. Wee'll goe before. Exeunt.
    Const. Pray doe.
    Who, Signior Candido? a Cittizen of your degree consorted
    thus, and reuelling in such a house?
    Cand. Why, sir? what house I pray?
    2365Const. Lewd, and defamed.
    Cand. Is't so? thankes, sir: I'm gone.
    Const. What haue you there?
    Cand. Lawnes which I bought, sir, of the Gentleman
    that keepes the house.
    2370Const. And I haue warrant here, to search for such stolne
    Ware: these Lawnes are stolne.
    Cand. Indeed!
    Const. So he's the Thiefe, you the Receiuer: I'm sorry for
    this chance, I must commit you.
    2375Cand. Me, sir, for what?
    Const. These Goods are found vpon you, and you must
    Cand. Must I so?
    Const. Most certaine.
    Cand. Ile send for Bayle.
    I dare not: yet because you are a Cittizen of worth,
    you shall not be made a pointing stocke, but without Guard
    passe onely with my selfe.
    Cand. To Bridewell too?
    Const. No remedy.
    2385Cand. Yes, patience: being not mad, they had mee once to