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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.
    1065Iaq. You called me knaue and foole, I thanke you small
    Ma. Go to, go to, she were wise enough would talke
    with you.
    Boy. Go thy waies for the prowdest harlotrie that euer
    1070came in our house.
    Ver. Let her alone boy, I haue scoold her I warant thee,
    she shall not be my maide long, if I can helpe it.
    Boy. No, I thinke so sir, but what, shal I take vppe the
    1075Ue. No, let the cloth lie, hither theile com first, I am sure
    of it, then If they will dine in the other roome, they shal.

    Enter Rowl.
    Ro. Good morrow my host, is no body come yet?
    Ue. Your worship is the first sir.
    1080Ro. I was inuited by my cosen Colinet, to see your iew-
    Ve. I thanke his worship and yours.
    Ro. Heres a prettie place for an ordinarie, I am very
    sory I haue not vsed to come to ordinaries.
    1085Ve. I hope we shall haue your company hereafter.
    Ro. You are very like so.
    Enter Berger.
    Ber. Good morrow my host, good morrow good
    Monsieur Rowle.
    1090Ro. Good morrow to you sir,
    Ber. What are we two the first? giue's the cardes, here
    come, this gentleman and I wil go to cardes while dinner
    be ready.
    Ro. No truly I cannot play at cardes.
    1095Ber. How! not play, O for shame say not so, how can a
    yong gentleman spend his time but in play, and in courting
    his Mistris: come vse this, least youth take too much of the
    Ro. Faith I cannot play, and yet I care not so much
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