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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.
    Moren. And so it is I promise you, who made it I
    Row I know not yfaith, I bought it by chance.
    1140Le. It is a very pretty one, make much of it.

    Enter Catalian sweating.
    Ca. Boy, I prethee call for a course napkin. Good mor-
    row Gentlemen, I would you had bin at the tenniscourt,
    you should haue seene me a beat Monsieur Besan, and I
    1145gaue him fifteene and all his faults.
    Le. Thou didst more for him, then euer God wil do for
    Ca. Iaques, I prethee fill me a cup of canary, three parts
    1150Le. You shall haue all water and if it please you.
    Enter Maide.
    Ma. Who cald for a course napkin?
    Ca. Marry I, sweete heart, do you take the paines to
    bring it your selfe, haue at you by my hosts leaue.
    1155Ma. Away sir, fie for shame.
    Ca. Hearke you my host, you must marry this young
    wench, you do her mighty wrong els.
    Ver. O sir, you are a merry man.

    Enter Foyes and Labesha.
    1160Foy. Good morrow gentlemen, you see I am as good as
    my word.
    Mo. You are sir, and I am very glad of it.
    Le You are welcome Monsieur Foyes: but you are not,
    no not you.
    1165Be. No, welcome that Gentleman, tis no matter for me.
    Le. How sir? no matter to you, by this rush I am angry
    with you, as if al our loues protested vnto you were dissem-
    bled, no matter for you?
    Be. Nay sweet Lemot be not angry, I did but iest, as I am
    1170a Gentleman.
    E 2 Lem.