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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.
    Now I'm drawne to Bridewell, louing no Whores.
    Const. You will buy Lawne?-- Exeunt.

    Enter at one doore Hipollito; at another, Lodouico, Astolfo,
    2390Carolo, Beraldo, Fontinell.
    Lod. Yonder's the Lord Hipollito, by any meanes leaue
    him and me together: Now will I turne him to a Madman.
    Omnes. Saue you, my Lord. Exeunt.
    Lod. I ha strange newes to tell you.
    2395Hip. What are they?
    Lod. Your Mare's i'th pound.
    Hip. How's this?
    Lod. Your Nightingale is in a Limebush.
    Hip. Ha?
    2400Lod. Your Puritanicall Honest Whore sits in a blue gowne.
    Hip. Blue Gowne!
    Lod. She'll chalke out your way to her now: she beats
    Hip. Where, who dares?
    2405Lod. Doe you know the Bricke-house of Castigation, by
    the Riuer side that runnes by Millan: the Schoole where
    they pronounce no letter well but O?
    Hip. I know it not.
    Lod. Any man that has borne Office of Constable, or any
    2410woman that has falne from a Horse-load to a Cart-load, or
    like an old Hen that has had none but rotten egges in her
    nest, can direct you to her: there you shall see your Puncke
    amongst her back-friends, there you may haue her at your
    will, for there she beates Chalke, or grindes in the Mill, with
    2415a whip deedle, deedle, deedle, deedle; ah little monkey.
    Hip. What Rogue durst serue that Warrant, knowing I
    loued her?
    Lod. Some Worshipfull Rascall, I lay my life.
    Hip. Ile beat the Lodgings downe about their eares
    2420That are her Keepers.
    Lod. So you may bring an old house ouer her head.
    Hip. Ile to her----
    I 3 Ile