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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)

    An humorous
    to venture two or three crownes with you.
    Ber. O I thought what I shuld find of you, I pray God
    I haue not met with my match.
    Ro. No trust me sir, I cannot play.
    1105Ber. Hearke you my host, haue you a pipe of good
    Ue. The best in the towne: boy drie a leafe.
    Boy. Theres none in the house sir.
    Ve. Drie a docke leafe.
    1110Be. My host, do you know Monsieur Blanuel?
    Ue. Yea passing well sir.
    Be. Why, he was taken learning trickes at old Lucilas
    house the muster mistris of all the smocktearers in Paris,
    and both the bawde and the pander were carried to the
    Ve. There was dungeon vpon dungeon, but call you her
    the muster-mistris of al the smocktearers in Paris?
    Be. Yea, for she hath them all trained vp afore her.
    Enter Blanuel.
    1120Bla. Good morow my host, good morow gentlemen al.
    Ue. Good morow Monsieur Blanuel, I am glad of your
    quicke deliuery.
    Bla. Deliuery, what didst thou thinke I was with child?
    Ve. Yea of a dungeon.
    1125Bla. Why, how knew you that?
    Ro. Why Berger told vs.
    Bla. Berger who told you of it?
    Be. One that I heard, by the lord.
    Bla. O excellent, you are still playing the wagge.
    1130Enter Lemot and Moren.
    Le Good morrow Gentlemen all, good morrow good
    Monsieur Rowle.
    Ro. At your seruice.
    Le. I pray my lord look what a prety falling band he hath,
    1135tis pretty fantasticall, as I haue seen made, with good iudge-
    ment, great shew, and but tittle cost.