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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 humerous
    Fo. Afore God daughter, thou art not worthy to heare
    him speake: but who comes here?Enter Colinet.
    170Co. God saue you sir.
    Fo. You are welcome sir for ought that I know yet.
    Co. I hope I shall be so still sir.
    Fo. What is your busines sir, and then Ile tell you?
    Co. Mary thus sir, the Countesse Morene intreats your
    175faire daughter to beare her company this fore-noone.
    Fo. This forenoone sir, doth my Lord or Lady send for
    her I pray?
    Co. My Lady I assure you.
    Fo. My Lady you assure me, very wel sir, yet that house
    180is full of gallant Gentlemen, dangerous thornes to pricke
    yong maides I can tell you.
    Co. There are none but honest and honourable Gen-
    Fo. Al is one sir for that, Ile trust my daughter with any
    185man, but no man with my daughter, only your selfe Mon-
    ser Besha, whom I wil intreat to be her gardian, & to bring
    her home againe.
    Co. I will waite vpon her, and it please you.
    Fo No sir, your weight vpō her wil not be so good: here
    190Monser Besha I deliuer my daughter vnto you a perfect
    maide, and so I pray you looke well vnto her.
    Co. Farewell Monser Foyes.
    Besh. I warrant Ile looke vnto her wel enough.
    Mistris will it please you to preambulate.
    195Ma. With all my heart.Exeunt.
    Enter the puritane.
    Florila What haue I done? put on too many clothes, the
    day is hote, and I am hoter clad then might suffice health,
    my conscience telles me that I haue offended, and Ile put
    200them off, that will aske time that might be better spent, one
    sin will draw another quickly so, see how the diuell tempts:
    but whats here? iewels? how should these come here?
    Enter Laberuele.
    La. Good