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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
    Lem. Yea but theres a difference of iesting, you wrong
    all our affections in so doing.
    Be. Faith and troth I did not, and I hope sirs you take it
    not so.
    1175All. No matter for me, twas very vnkindly sayd, I must
    needs say so.
    La. You see how they loue me.
    Foy. I do sir, and I am very glad of it.
    Be, And I hope Lemot, you are not angry with me stil.
    1180Le. No faith, I am not so very a foole to be angry with
    one that cares not for me.
    Be. Do not I care for you? nay then.
    Ca. What, dost thou cry?
    Be. Nay I do not cry, but my stomacke waters to thinke
    1185that you should take it so heauily, if I do not wish that I
    were cut into three peeces, and that these peeces were tur-
    ned into three blacke puddings, and that these three blacke
    puddings were turned into three of the fairest Ladies in the
    land for your sake, I would I were hanged, what a diuel can
    1190you haue more then my poore heart?
    Ca. Well harke you Lemot, in good faith you are too
    blame to put him to this vnkindnes, I prethee be friends
    with him.
    Le. Well, I am content to put vp this vnkindnesse for
    1195this once, but while you liue take heede of: no matter for
    Be. Why is it such a hainous word?
    Le. O the hainousest word in the world.
    Be. Wel, Ile neuer speake it more, as I am a gentleman.
    1200Le. No I pray do not.
    Foy. My lord, will your lordship go to cards?
    Lor. Yea with you Monsieur Foyes.
    Ro. Lemot, will you play?
    Le. Pardon good Monsieur Rowle, if I had any dispo-
    1205sition to gaming your company should draw me before
    any mans here.