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  • Title: An Humorous Day's Mirth (Quarto 1, 1599)
  • Editor: Eleanor Lowe
  • Coordinating editor: Brett Greatley-Hirsch
  • General textual editor: Helen Ostovich
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-513-1

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    Author: George Chapman
    Editor: Eleanor Lowe
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    An Humorous Day's Mirth (Quarto 1, 1599)

    dayes mirth.
    vnlesse you will sweare to me, you will neither court nor
    kisse a dame in any sort, till you come home againe.
    995Mar. Why I sweare I will not.
    Count. Go to, by this kisse.
    Mar. Yea, by this kisse.
    Foies. Martia, learne by this when you are a wife.
    Lab. I like the kissing well.
    1000Flo. My lord Ile leaue you, your sonne Dowsecer hath
    made me melancholy with his humour, and Ile go locke
    my selfe in my close walke till supper time.
    Lab. What, and not dine to day?
    Flo. No my good head: come Martia, you and I will
    1005fast togither.
    Mar. With all my heart Madam.Exit.
    Lab. Well Gentlemen Ile go see my sonne.Exit.
    Foy. Birlady Gentlemen Ile go home to dinner.
    Labe. Home to dinner? birlord but you shall not, you
    1010shall go with vs to the ordinarie, where you shall meete
    Gentlemen of so good carriage, and passing cōplements, it
    will do your hart good to see them, why you neuer saw the
    best sort of Gentlemen if not at ordinaries.
    Foy. I promise you thats rare, my lord, and Monsieur Le-
    1015mot, Ile meet you there presently.
    Lem. Weele expect your comming.Exeunt all.

    Enter Uerone with his Napkin vpon his shoulder, and his
    man Iaques with another, and his sonne bringing
    1020in cloth and napkins.

    Uer. Come on my maisters, shadow these tables with
    their white vailes, accomplish the court Cupboord, waite
    diligently to day for my credite and your owne, that if the
    1025meate should chance to be raw, yet your behauiors being
    neither rude nor raw, may excuse it, or if the meate should
    chaunce to be tough, be you tender ouer them in your at-
    tendance, that the one may beare with the other.