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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
    Enter Laberuele, Foyes, Labesha, and the
    La. Where be these puritanes, these murderers, let me
    1390come in here?
    Fo. Where is the strumpet?
    Co. where is this harlot, let vs come in here.
    La. What shall we do? the streets do wonder at vs, and
    we do make our shame knowne to the world, let vs go, and
    1395complaine vs to the King.
    Fo. Come Labesha, will you go?
    La. No no I scorne to go; no King shal heare my plaint,
    I will in silent liue a man forlorne, mad, and melancholy, as
    a cat, and neuer more weare hat band on my hat.

    1400Enter Moren, and Martia.
    Mo. What dost thou meane? thou must not hang on
    Mar. O good lord Moren, haue me home with you,
    you may excuse all to my father for me.

    1405Enter Lemot.
    Lem. O my lord, be not so rude to leaue her now.
    Lor. Alas man, and if my wife should see it, I were vn-

    Enter the King and another.
    1410Ki. Pursue them sirs, and taking Martia from him, con-
    uay her presently to Valeres house.
    What vilain was it that hath vttered this.

    Enter the Puritane to Lemot.
    Le. Why twas euen I, I thanke you for your gentle
    1415tearmes, you giue me vilain at the first, I wonder wheres
    this old doter, what doth he thinke we feare him.
    Flo. O monstrous man, what, wouldst thou haue him
    take vs?
    Le. Would