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The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse
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TheThe RoaringRoaring GirleGirl.
OROR
MollMoll Cut-PurseCutpursecutpurse.

AsAs itit hathhath latelylately beenebeen ActedActed onon thethe Fortune-stageFortune stageFortune-stage byby
thethe PrincePrince hishis PlayersPlayers.
WrittenWritten byby T.T. MiddletonMiddleton andand T.T. DekkarDekkerDekkar.

[Portrait of Moll Cutpurse]MyMy casecase isis alter’daltered, II mustmust workework forfor mymy liuingliving.

PrintedPrinted atat LondonLondon forfor ThomasThomas ArcherArcher, andand areare toto bebe soldsold atat hishis
shopshop inin PopesPope’spope’s head-pallacehead-palace, neerenear thethe RoyallRoyal
ExchangeExchange. 16111611.


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ToTo thethe ComickeComic, Play-readersPlay-readers, VeneryVenery,
andand LaughterLaughter.


THE_THETHE fashionfashion ofof play-makingplaymaking, II cancan proper-properlyproper∣lyproperly
ly
comparecompare toto nothingnothing, soso naturallynaturally, asas
thethe alterationalteration inin apparellapparel: ForFor inin thethe timetime
ofof thethe Great-crop-doubletGreat crop-doubletGreat-crop-doublet, youryour hugehuge
bombastedbombasted plaiesplays, quiltedquilted withwith mightymighty
wordswords toto leanelean purposepurpose waswas onelyonly thenthen
inin fashionfashion. AndAnd asas thethe doubletdoublet fellfell, neaterneater inuentionsinventions
begannebegan toto setset vpup. NowNow inin thethe timetime ofof sprucenesspruceness, ourour
plaiesplays followefollow thethe nicenesniceness ofof ourour GarmentsGarments, singlesingle plotsplots,
quaintquaint conceitsconceits, letcherouslecherous iestsjests, drestdressed vpup inin hanginghanging
sleeuessleeves, andand thosethose areare fitfit forfor thethe TimesTimes, andand thethe TearmersTermerstermers:
SuchSuch aa kindkind ofof light-colourlight-colour SummerSummer stuffestuff, mingledmingled withwith
diuersediversedivers colourscolours, youyou shallshall findefind thisthis publishedpublished ComedyComedy,
goodgood toto keepekeep youyou inin anan afternooneafternoon fromfrom dicedice, atat homehome inin
youryour chamberschambers; andand forfor veneryvenery youyou shallshall findefind enoughenough,
forfor sixepencesixpence, butbut wellwell couchtcouched andand youyou markemark itit. ForFor Ve-VenusVe∣nusVenus
nus

beingbeing aa womanwoman passespasses throughthrough thethe playplay inin doubletdoublet
andand breechesbreeches, aa brauebrave disguisedisguise andand aa safesafe oneone, ifif thethe Sta-StatuteSta∣tuteStatute
tute
vntyuntie notnot herher cod-peececodpiece pointpoint. TheThe bookbook II makemake nono
questionquestion, butbut isis fitfit forfor manymany ofof youryour companiescompanies, asas wellwell
asas thethe personperson it selfeitselfeitself, andand maymay beebe allowedallowed bothboth GalleryGallery
roomeroom atat thethe play-houseplayhouse, andand chamber-roomechamber-room atat youryour
lodginglodging: worseworse thingsthings II mustmust needsneeds confesseconfess thethe worldworld
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ha’shas taxttaxed herher forfor, thenthanthen hashas beenebeen writtenwritten ofof herher; butbut ’tis’tis
thethe excellencyexcellency ofof aa WriterWriter, toto leaueleave thingsthings betterbetter thenthan
hehe findsfinds ’em’em; thoughthough somesome obscœneobscoeneobscene fellowfellow (thatthat carescares notnot
whatwhat hehe writeswrites againstagainst othersothers, yetyet keepeskeeps aa mysticallmystical bau-baudy-housebau∣dy-housebawdy-house
dy-house
himselfehimself, andand entertainesentertains drunkardsdrunkards, toto makemake
vseuse ofof theirtheir pocketspockets, andand ventvent hishis priuateprivate bottle-alebottle-ale atat
mid-nightmidnight) thoughthough suchsuch aa oneone wouldwould hauehave riptripped vpup thethe
mostmost nastynasty vicevice, thatthat euerever hellhell belchtbelched forthforth, andand presentedpresented
itit toto aa modestmodest AssemblyAssembly; yetyet wewe ratherrather wishwish inin suchsuch
discoueriesdiscoveries, wherewhere reputationreputation lieslies bleedingbleeding, aa
slackenesseslackness ofof truthtruth, thenthan fulnessefullness
ofof slanderslander.


THOMASTHOMAS MIDDLETONMIDDLETON.


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PrologusPrologus.

AA PlayPlay (expectedexpected longlong) makesmakes thethe AudienceAudience lookelook
ForFor wonderswonders: thatthat eacheach ScœneScoeneScenescene shouldshould bebe aa bookebook,
Compos’dComposed toto allall perfectionperfection; eacheach oneone comescomes
AndAnd bringsbrings aa playplay in’sin’s headhead withwith himhim: vpup hehe summessums,
WhatWhat hehe wouldwould ofof aa RoaringRoaring GirleGirl hauehave writwrit;
IfIf thatthat hehe findesfinds notnot herehere, hehe mewesm●wesmews atat itit.
OnelyOnly wewe intreateentreat youyou thinkethink ourour ScoeneScenescene.
CannotCannot speakespeak highhigh (thethe subiectsubject beingbeing butbut meanemean)
AA RoaringRoaring GirleGirl (whosewhose notesnotes tilltill nownow neuernever werewere)
ShallShall fillfill withwith laughterlaughter ourour vastvast TheaterTheater,
That’sThat’s allall whichwhich II daredare promisepromise: TragickTragic passionpassion,
AndAnd suchsuch grauegrave stuffestuff, isis thisthis dayday outout ofof fashionfashion.
II seesee attentionattention setssets widewide opeopeopen herher gatesgates
OfOf hearinghearing, andand withwith couetouscovetous listninglistening waiteswaits,
ToTo knowknow whatwhat GirleGirl, thisthis RoaringRoaring GirleGirl shouldshould bebe.
(ForFor ofof thatthat TribeTribe areare manymany.) OneOne isis sheeshe
ThatThat roaresroars atat midnightmidnight inin deepedeep TauerneTavern bowlesbowls,
ThatThat beatesbeats thethe watchwatch, andand ConstablesConstablesConstable’s controulscontrols;
AnotherAnother roaresroars i’thi’th’i’th dayday timetime, swearesswears, stabbesstabs, giuesgives brauesbraves,
YetYet sellssells herher soulesoul toto thethe lustlust ofof foolesfools andand slauesslaves.
BothBoth thesethese areare Suburbe-roarersSuburb-roarers. ThenThen there’sthere’s (besidesbesides)
AA ciuillcivil CittyCity RoaringRoaring GirleGirl, whosewhose pridepride,
FeastingFeasting, andand ridingriding, shakesshakes herher husbandshusband’s statestate,
AndAnd leauesleaves himhim RoaringRoaring throughthrough anan yroniron grategrate.
NoneNone ofof thesethese RoaringRoaring GirlesGirls isis oursours: sheeshe fliesflies
VVithWith wingswings moremore loftylostylofty. ThusThus herher charactercharacter lyeslies,
YetYet whatwhat needeneed characterscharacters? whenwhen toto giuegive aa gesseguess,
IsIs betterbetter thenthan thethe personperson toto expresseexpress;
ButBut wouldwould youyou knowknow whowho ’tis’tis? wouldwould youyou hearehear herher namename?
SheeSheshe isis cal’dcalled maddemad MollMoll; herher lifelife, ourour actsacts proclaimeproclaim.


Dramatis

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DramatisDramatis PersonæPersonaePersonae.


SirSir AlexanderAlexander WentgraueWentgraneWengraveWentgrane, andand Neats-footNeatfootNeats-foot hishis manman.
SirSir AdamAdam AppletonAppleton.
SirSir DauyDavy DapperDapper.
SirSir BewteousBeauteousBewteous GanymedGanymedeGanymed.
LordLord NolandNoland.
YongYoung WentgraueWentgraneWengraveWentgrane,
IackeJack DapperDapper, andand GullGull hishis pagepage.
GoshawkeGoshawk.
GreenewitGrèenewitGreenwit.
LaxtonLuxtonLuxtonLaxton.

}CiuesCives &et VxoresUxoresuxores.
Tilt-yardTiltyard.
OpenworkeOpenwork.
GallipotGallipot.


MolMoll thethe RoaringRoaring GirleGirl.
TrapdooreTrapdoortrapdoor.

SirSir GuyGuy Fitz-allardFitz-allard.
MaryMary Fitz-allardFitz-allard hishis daughterdaughter.

CurtilaxCurtilax aa SergiantSergeantsergeant, andand
HangerHanger hishis YeomanYeoman.

MinistriMinistri.

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TheThe RoaringRoaring GirleGirl.

Act.Act. 1.1. Scoe.SceneScoe. 1.1.

EnterEnter MaryMaryMarry Fitz-AllardFitz-Allard disguiseddisguised likelike aa sempstersempster withwith aa casecase forfor
bandsbands, andand NeatfootNeatfoot aa seruingmanservingman withwith herher, withwith aa napkinnapkin onon
hishis shouldershoulder, andand aa trenchertrencher inin hishis handhand asas fromfrom tabletable.


NeatfooteNeatfootNeatfoote.
THe_THeTHeThe yongyoung gentlemangentleman (ourour youngyoung maistermaster) SirSir
AlexandersAlexander’s sonneson, isis itit intointo hishis earesears (sweetsweet
DamsellDamsel) (emblemeemblem ofof fragilityfragility) youyou
desiredesire toto hauehave aa messagemessage transportedtransported, oror toto bebe tran-transcendenttran∣scendent
scendenttranscendent.
MaryMaryAA priuateprivate wordword oror twotwo SirSir, nothingnothing
 elseelse.
Neat.NeatfootNeat.YouYou shallshall fructifiefructify inin thatthat whichwhich youyou comecome forfor: youryour
pleasurepleasure shallshall bebe satisfiedsatisfied toto youryour fullfull contentationcontentation: II willwill
(fairestfairest treetree ofof generationgeneration) watchwatch whenwhen ourour youngyoung maistermaster isis
erectederected, (thatthat isis toto saysay vpup) andand deliuerdeliver himhim toto thisthis youryour mostmost
whitewhite handhand.
MaryMaryThankesThanks sirsir.
Neat.NeatfootNeat.AndAnd withallwithal certifiecertify himhim, thatthat II hauehave culledculled outout forfor
himhim (nownow hishis bellybelly isis replenishedreplenished) aa daintierdaintier bitbit oror modicomemodicum
thenthanthen anyany laylay vponupon hishis trenchertrencher atat dinnerdinner hathhath hehe notionnotion
ofof youryour namename, II beseechbeseech youryour chastitiechastity.
MaryMaryOneOne SirSir, ofof whomwhom hehe be spakebebespakebe spake spoken fallingfalling bandsbands.
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Neat.NeatfootNeat.FallingFalling bandsbands, itit shallshall soso bebe giuengiven himhim, ifif youyou
pleaseplease toto ventureventure youryour modestymodesty inin thethe hallhall, amongstamongst aa curle-curlepatedcurle∣patedcurl-pated
pated
companycompany ofof ruderude seruingmenserving-men, andand taketake suchsuch asas theythey cancan
setset beforebefore youyou, youyou shallshall bebe mostmost seriouslyseriously, andand ingeniouslyingeniously
welcomewelcome.
MaryMaryII hauehave dyeddied indeedindeed alreadyalready sirsir.
Neat.NeatfootNeat. OrOr willwill youyou vouchsafevouchsafe toto kissekiss thethe liplip ofof aa
cupcup ofof richrich OrleansOrleans inin thethe buttrybuttery amongstamongst ourour waitingwaiting womenwomen.
MaryMaryNotNot nownow inin truthtruth sirsir.
Neat.NeatfootNeat.OurOur yongyoung MaisterMaster shallshall thenthen hauehave aa feelingfeeling ofof youryour
beingbeing herehere presentlypresently itit shallshall soso bebe giuengiven himhim.ExitExit NeatfooteNeatfootNeatfoote,
MaryMarymarryII humblyhumbly thankethank youyou sirsir, butbut thatthat mymy bosomebosom
IsIs fullfull ofof bitterbitter sorrowessorrows, II couldcould smilesmile,
ToTo seesee thisthis formallformal ApeApe playplay AntickAntic trickstricks:
ButBut inin mymy breastbreast aa poysonedpoisoned arrowarrow stickessticks,
AndAnd smilessmiles cannotcannot becomebecome meme, LoueLove wouenwoven sleightlyslightly
(SuchSuch asas thythy falsefalse heartheart makesmakes) weareswears outout asas lightlylightly,
ButBut louelove beingbeing truelytruly bredbred ithi’th’ith’ thethe soulesoul (likelike minemine)
BleedsBleeds eueneven toto deathdeath, atat thethe leastleast woundwound itit takestakes,
TheThe moremore wewe quenchquench thisthis, thethe lesseless itit slakesslakes: OhOhO meme!

EnterEnter SebastianSebastian WengraueWengraveWengraue withwith NeatfooteNeatfootNeatfoote.

Seb.SebastianSeb.AA SempsterSempster speakespeak withwith meme, saistsaystsayest thouthou.
Neat.NeatfootNeat.YesYes sirsir, she’sshe’s therethere, viuaviva vocevoce, toto deliuerdeliver herher auricularauricular
confessionconfession.
Seb.SebastianSeb.WithWith meme sweetsweet heartheart. WhatWhat istis’t?
MaryMaryII hauehave broughtbrought homehome youryour bandsbands sirsir.
Seb.SebastianSeb.BandsBands: NeatfooteNeatfoot.
Neat.NeatfootNeat.SirSir.
Seb.SebastianSeb.PritheePrithee looklook inin, forfor allall thethe GentlemenGentlemen areare vponupon risingrising.
Neat.NeatfootNeat.YesYes sirsir, aa mostmost methodicallmethodical attendanceattendance shallshall bebe giuengiven.
Seb.SebastianSeb.AndAnd dostdost hearehear, ifif mymy fatherfather callcall forfor meme, saysay II amam
busybusy withwith aa SempsterSempster.
Neat.NeatfootNeat.YesYes sirsir, heehe shallshall knowknow itit thatthat youyou areare busiedbusied withwith aa
needle womanneedleneedlewomanneedle woman woman.
Seb.SebastianSeb.In’sIn’s eareear goodgood Neat-footeNeatfoot,
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Neat.NeatfootNeat.ItIt shallshall bebe soso giuengiven himhim.ExitExit Neat-footeNeatfoot.
Seb.SebastianSeb.BandsBands, y’arey’areyou’re mistakenmistaken sweetesweet heartheart, II bespakebespakebespoke nonenone,
whenwhen, wherewhere, II pritheeprithee, whatwhat bandsbands, letlet meme seesee themthem.
MaryMaryYesYes sirsir, aa bondbond fastfast sealedsealed, withwith solemnesolemn oathesoaths,
SubscribedSubscribed vntounto (asas II thoughtthought) withwith youryour soulesoul:
DeliueredDelivered asas youryour deeddeed inin sightsight ofof heauenheaven,
IsIs thisthis bondbond canceldcancelled, hauehave youyou forgotforgotforgotten meme.
Seb.SebastianSeb.Ha!Ha! lifelife ofof mymy lifelife: SirSir GuyGuy Fitz-AllardsFitz-allard’s daughterdaughter,
WhatWhat hashas transform’dtransformed mymy louelove toto thisthis strangestrange shapeshape?
StayStay: makemake allall suresure, soso: nownow speakespeak andand bebe briefebrief,
BecauseBecause thethe wolfe’swolf’s atat doredoor thatthat lyeslies inin waitewait,
ToTo preyprey vponupon vsus bothboth albeitalbeit minemine eyeseyes
AreAre blestblessed byby thinethine, yetyet thisthis soso strangestrange disguisedisguise
HoldsHolds meme withwith fearefear andand wonderwonder.
MaryMaryMinesMine’smine’s aa loathedloathed sightsight,
WhyWhy fromfrom itit areare youyou banishtbanished elseelse soso longlong.
Seb.SebastianSeb.II mustmust cutcut shortshort mymy speechspeech, inin brokenbroken languagelanguage,
ThusThus muchmuch sweetesweet MollMoll, II mustmust thythy companycompany shunshun,
II courtcourt anotheranother MollMoll, mymy thoughtsthoughts mustmust runrun,
AsAs aa horsehorse runsruns, thatsthat’s blindblind, roundround inin aa MillMill,
OutOut eueryevery stepstep, yetyet keepingkeeping oneone pathpath stillstill.
MaryMaryVmhUmhumh: mustmust youyou shunshun mymy companycompany, inin oneone knotknot
HaueHave bothboth ourour handshands byt’hbyth’ handshands ofof heauenheaven benebeen tyedtied,
NowNow toto bebe brokebroke, II thoughtthought meme onceonce youryour BrideBride:
OurOur fathersfathers diddid agreeagree onon thethe timetime whenwhen,
AndAnd mustmust anotheranother bed-fellowbedfellow fillfill mymy roomeroom.
Seb.SebastianSeb.SweeteSweet maidmaid, letslet’s looselose nono timetime, tis’tis inin heauensheaven’s bookebook
SetSet downedown, thatthat II mustmust hauehave theethee: anan oathoath wewe tooketook,
ToTo keepkeep ourour vowesvows, butbut whenwhen thethe knightknight youryour fatherfather
WasWas fromfrom minemine partedparted, stormesstorms beganbegan toto sitsit
VponUpon mymy couetouscovetous fathersfather’s browbrow: whichwhich fellfell
FromFrom themthem onon meme, hehe reckondreckoned vpup whatwhat goldgold
ThisThis marriagemarriage wouldwould drawdraw fromfrom himhim, atat whichwhich hehe sworeswore,
ToTo looselose soso muchmuch bloudblood, couldcould notnot grieuegrieve himhim moremore.
HeHe thenthen diswadesdissuades meme fromfrom theethee, cal’dcalled theethee notnot fairefair,
AndAnd asktasked whatwhat isis sheeshe, butbut aa beggarsbeggar’s heireheir?
HeHe scorn’dscorned thythy dowrydowry ofof (5000)five thousand5000 MarkesMarks.
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IfIf suchsuch aa summesum ofof monymoney couldcould bebe foundfound,
AndAnd II wouldwould matchmatch withwith thatthat, hee’dhe’d notnot vndoeundo itit,
ProuidedProvided hishis bagsbags mightmight addeadd nothingnothing toto itit,
ButBut vow’dvowed, ifif II tooketook theethee, naynay moremore, diddid sweareswear itit,
SaueSave birthbirth fromfrom himhim II nothingnothing shouldshould inheritinherit.
MaryMaryWhatWhat followesfollows thenthen, mymy ship-wrackeshipwreck.
Seb.SebastianSeb.DearestDearest nono:
ThoThough wildlywildly inin aa laborinthlabyrinth II gogo,
MyMy endend isis toto meetemeet theethee: withwith aa sideside windewind
MustMust II nownow sailesail, elseelse II nono hauenhaven cancan findefind
ButBut bothboth mustmust sinkesink for euerforforeverfor euerever. There’sThere’s aa wenchwench
Cal’dCalled MolMoll, madmad MolMoll, oror merrymerry MollMoll, aa creaturecreature
SoSo strangestrange inin qualityquality, aa wholewhole cittycity takestakes
NoteNote ofof herher namename andand personperson, allall thatthat affectionaffection
II oweowe toto theethee, onon herher inin counterfetcounterfeit passionpassion,
II spendspend toto madmad mymy fatherfather: hehe beleeuesbelieves
II doatedote vponupon thisthis RoaringRoaring GirleGirl, andand grieuesgrieves
AsAs itit becomesbecomes aa fatherfather forfor aa sonneson,
ThatThat couldcould bebe soso bewitchtbewitched: yetyet ilei’llI’ll gogo onon
ThisThis crokedcrooked wayway, sighsigh stillstill forfor herher, fainefain dreamesdreams,
InIn whichwhich ileI’ll talketalk onelyonly ofof herher, thesethese streamesstreams
ShallShall, II hopehope, forceforce mymy fatherfather toto consentconsent
ThatThat heerehere II anchoranchor ratherrather thenthan bebe rentrent
VponUpon aa rockerock soso dangeroursdangerousdangeroursdangerous, ArtArt thouthou pleas’dpleased,
BecauseBecause thouthou seestseest wewe areare way-laidwaylaid, thatthat II taketake
AA pathpath thatsthat’s safesafe, thothough itit bebe farrefar aboutabout,
MaryMarymarryMyMy prayersprayers withwith heauenheaven guideguide theethee,
Seb.SebastianSeb.ThenThen II willwill onon,
MyMy fatherfather isis atat handhand, kissekiss andand begonbegone;
HowresHours shallshall bebe watchtwatched forfor meetingsmeetings; II mustmust nownow
AsAs menmen forfor fearefear, toto aa strangestrange IdollIIdolI doll doll bowbow.
MaryMaryFarewellFarewell.
Seb.SebastianSeb.IleI’ll guideguide theethee forthforth, whenwhen nextnext wewe meetemeet,
AA storystory ofof MollMoll shallshall makemake ourour mirthmirth moremore sweetsweet.ExeuntExeunt
EnterEnter SirSir AlexanderAlexander WengraueWengraveWengraue, SirSir DauyDavy DapperDapper, SirSir AdamAdam
AppletonAppleton
, GoshakeGoshawkGoshake, LaxtonLaxton, andand GentlemenGentlemen.

OmnesOmnesThanksThanks goodgood SirSir AlexanderAlexander forfor ourour bounteousbounteous cheerecheer:
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Alex.AlexAlexanderAlexFyFie, fyfie, inin giuinggiving thankesthanks youyou paypay totoo dearedear.
S.SirS. Dap.DapperDap.WhenWhen bountybounty spreadesspreads thethe tabletable, faithfaith t’were’twere sinnesin,
(atat goinggoing ofof) ifif thankesthanks shouldshould notnot stepstep inin.
Alex.AlexAlexanderAlexNoNo moremore ofof thankesthanks, nono moremore, II marymarry SirSir,
Th’innerTh’inner roomeroom waswas tootoo closeclose, howhow dodo youyou likelike
ThisThis ParlourParlour GentlmenGentlemen?
OmnesOmnesOhOhO passingpassing wellwell.
AdamAdamWhatWhat aa sweetsweet breathbreath thethe aireair castscasts heerehere, soso coolecool,
Gosh.GoshawkGosh.II likelike thethe prospectprospect bestbest.
Lax.LaxtonLax.SeeSee howhow tis’tis furnishtfurnished.
S.SirS. Dap.DapperDap.AA veryvery fairefair sweetesweet roomeroom.
Alex.AlexAlexanderAlexSirSir DauyDavy DapperDapper,
TheThe furniturefurniture thatthat dothdoth adorneadorn thisthis roomeroom,
CostCost manymany aa fairefair graygrey groatgroat ereere itit camecame herehere,
ButBut goodgood thingsthings areare mostmost cheapecheap, whenwhen th’areth’arethey’re mostmost deeredear,
NayNay whenwhen youyou lookelook intointo mymy galleriesgalleries,
HowHow brauelybravely theythey areare trim’dtrimmed vpup, youyou allall shallshall sweareswear
YareY’areyou’re highlyhighly pleasdpleased toto seesee whatswhat’s setset downedown therethere:
StoriesStoriesStoreys ofof menmen andand womenwomen (mixtmixed togethertogether
FaireFair onesones withwith foulefoul, likelike sun-shinesunshine inin wetwet wetherweather)
WithinWithin oneone squaresquare aa thousandthousand headsheads areare laidlaid
SoSo closeclose, thatthat allall ofof headsheads, thethe roomeroom seeemesseems mademade,
AsAs manymany facesfaces therethere (fiil’dfill’dfilled withwith blithblithe lookeslooks)
ShewShow likelike thethe promisingpromising titlestitles ofof newnew bookesbooks,
(WritWrit merilymerrily) thethe ReadersReaders beingbeing theirtheir owneown eyeseyes,
WhichWhich seemeseem toto mouemove andand toto giuegive plauditiesplaudities,
AndAnd herehere andand therethere (whilstwhilst withwith obsequiousobsequious earesears,
Throng’dThronged heapesheaps dodo listenlisten) aa cut pursecutcutpursecutpursepurse thruststhrusts andand leeresleers
WithWith haukeshawk’s eyeseyes forfor hishis preyprey: II needneed notnot shewshow himhim,
ByBy aa hanginghanging villanousvillainous lookelook, your seluesyourselves maymay knowknow himhim,
TheThe faceface isis drawnedrawn soso rarelyrarely, ThenThenThan sirsir belowbelow,
TheThe veryvery flowrefloorflower (asas twere’twere) waueswaves toto andand frofro,
AndAnd likelike aa floatingfloating IlandIsland, seemesseems toto mouemove,
VponUpon aa seasea boundbound inin withwith shoresshores aboueabove,EnterEnter SebastianSebastian andand
M.MasterM. Greene-witGreenwit.

OmnesOmnes.TheseThese sightssights areare excellentexcellent.
Alex.AlexAlexanderAlexI’leI’ll shewshow youyou allall,
SinceSince wewe areare metmet, makemake ourour partingparting ComicallComical.
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Seb.SebastianSeb.ThisThis gentlemangentleman (mymy friendfriend) willwill taketake hishis leaueleave SirSir.
Alex.AlexAlexanderAlexHaHa, taketake hishis leaueleave (SebastianSebastian) whowho?
Seb.SebastianSeb.ThisThis gentlemangentleman.
Alex.AlexAlexanderAlexYourYour louelove sirsir, hashas alreadyalready giuengiven meme somesome timetime,
AndAnd ifif youyou pleaseplease toto trusttrust mymy ageage withwith moremore,
ItIt shallshall paypay doubledouble interestinterest: GoodGood sirsir staystay.
Green.GreenwitGreen.II hauehave beenebeen tootoo boldbold.
Alex.AlexAlexanderAlexNotNot soso sirsir. AA merrymerry dayday
Mongst’MongstAmongst friendsfriends beingbeing spentspent, isis betterbetter thenthan goldgold sau’dsaved.
SomeSome winewine, somesome winewine. WhereWhere bebe thesethese knauesknaves II keepekeep.

EnterEnter threethree oror fourefour SeruingmenServing-menserving-men, andand NeatfooteNeatfootNeatfoote.

Neat.NeatfootNeat.AtAt youryour worshipfullworshipful elbowelbow, sirsir.
Alex.AlexAlexanderAlexYouYou areare kissingkissing mymy maidsmaids, drinkingdrinking, oror fastfast asleepasleep.
Neat.NeatfootNeat.YourYour worshipworship hashas giuengiven itit vsus rightright.
Alex.AlexAlexanderAlexYouYou varletsvarlets stirrestir,
ChairesChairs, stoolesstools andand cushionscushions: pre’theeprithee sirsir DauyDavy DapperDapper,
MakeMake thatthat chairechair thinethine.
SirSir Dap.DapperDap.Tis’Tis butbut anan easieeasy giftgift,
AndAnd yetyet II thankethank youyou forfor itit sirsir, I’leI’ll taketake itit.
Alex.AlexAlexanderAlexAA chairechair forfor oldold sirsir AdamAdam AppletonAppleton.
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OhOhO sirsir (saiessays hehe) youyou knowknow itit, forfor youyou haha’ seeneseen
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S.SirS. Dap.DapperDap.AA MonsterMonster, tis’tis somesome MonsterMonster.
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Seb.SebastianSeb.Tis’Tis falsefalse.
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Alex.AlexAlexanderAlexSoSo sirsir whatwhat thenthen.
Seb.SebastianSeb.AnyAny herehere elseelse hadhad lyedlied.
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AdamAdam.WillWill youyou louelove suchsuch aa poysonpoison.
S.SirS. Dap.DapperDap.FyeFie, fyefie.
Seb.SebastianSeb.Y’areY’areYou’re allall madmad.
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Alex.AlexAlexanderAlexHeer’sHere’s MaisterMaster LaxtonLaxton, hashas hehe mindmind toto aa womanwoman
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Lax.LaxtonLax.NoNo notnot II sirsir.
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Lax.LaxtonLax.ThereTheirThere goodgood partsparts areare soso rarerare, theretheirthere badbadbade soso commoncommon,
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SirSir Dap.DapperDap.Tis’Tis wellwell donedone MaisterMaster LaxtonLaxton.
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ThouThou wouldstwouldst withwith lustlust anan oldold mansman’s lifelife destroydestroy,
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ThouThou shouelstshovel’st dustdust vponupon meme: wodwould thouthou mightestmightest hauehave
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ThusThus bafflebaffle meme toto mymy faceface: werewere notnot youryour kneesknees
InIn suchsuch intreatesentreats, giuegive meme Fitz-AllardsFitz-Allard’sFitz-allard’s daughterdaughter.
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WhatWhat dishdish II meanemean toto feedfeed vponupon.
Alex.AlexAlexanderAlexHarkeHark GentlemenGentlemen,
HeHe swearesswears toto hauehave thisthis cut-pursecutpurse drabdrab, toto spitespite mymy gallgall.
OmnesOmnes.MaisterMaster SebastianSebastian.
Seb.SebastianSeb.II amam deafedeaf toto youyou allall.
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AlexanderAlexander.

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EnterEnter RalphRalph TrapdoreTrapdoorTrapdore:
NowNow sirrasirrah whatwhat areare youyou, leaueleave youryour ApesApe’sape’s trickestricks andand speakespeak.
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seruiceservice.
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theirtheir clyentsclients.
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Trap.TrapdoorTrap.MollMoll cutpursecutpurse sirsir.
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nextnext, II willwill siftsift allall thethe tauernstaverns ithi’th’ith’ cittycity, andand drinkedrink halfehalf potspots
withwith allall thethe WatermenWatermen atha’th’ath’ banksidebankside, butbut ifif youyou willwill sirsir IleI’ll findfind
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andand falshoodfalsehood, II shouldshould wantwant discoursediscourse andand impudenceimpudence, andand heehe
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outout atat bedsbed’s feetfeet. HeHe shallshall notnot seesee meme yetyet.
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