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The Knight of the Burning Pestle
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ln 0001THETHE
ln 0002KNIGHTKNIGHT OFOF
ln 0003thethe BurningBurning PestlePestle.


ln 0004 QuodQuod sisi
ln 0005IudiciumJudiciumjudicium subtilesubtilesubtle, videndisvidendis artibusartibus illudillud
ln 0006AdAd libroslibros &et adad hæchaechaec MusarumMusarum donadona vocaresvocares:
ln 0007BœotumBoeotumBoeotum inin crassocrasso iuraresiurares aëreaëre natosnatos.

ln 0008Horat.Horat. inin Epist.Epist. adad Oct.Oct. Aug.Aug.


ln 0009LONDONLONDON,
ln 0010PrintedPrinted forfor WalterWalter BurreBurreburr, andand areare toto bebe soldsold atat thethe
ln 0011signesign ofof thethe CraneCrane inin PaulesPaul’s Church-yardChurchyard.
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ln 0001TOTO HISHIS MANYMANY
ln 0002WAIESWAYSways ENDEEREDENDEARED
ln 0003friendfriend MaisterMaster RobertRobert KeysarKeysar.


ln 0004SIRSIR, thisthis vnfortunateunfortunate childchild, whowho
ln 0005inin eighteight daiesdays (asas latelylately II hauehave
ln 0006learnedlearned) waswas begotbegot andand borneborn
ln 0007soonesoon afterafter, waswas byby hishis parentsparents
ln 0008(perhapsperhaps becausebecause heehe waswas soso vn-vnlikevn∣likeunlike
ln 0009like
ln 0009hishis brethrenbrethrenbrothers) exposedexposed toto thethe
ln 0010widewide worldworld, whowho forfor wantwant ofof
ln 0011iudgementjudgement, oror notnot vnderstandingunderstanding
ln 0012thethe priuyprivy markemark ofof IronieIrony aboutabout
ln 0013itit (whichwhich shewedshowed itit waswas nono of-springoffspring ofof anyany vulgarvulgar
ln 0014brainebrain) vtterlyutterly reiectedrejected itit: soso thatthat forfor wantwant ofof accep-acceptanceaccep∣tanceacceptance
ln 0015tance
ln 0015itit waswas eueneven readyready toto giuegive vpup thethe GhostGhost, andand waswas inin
ln 0016dangerdanger toto hauehave benebeen smotheredsmothered inin perpetuallperpetual obliuionoblivion, ifif
ln 0017youyou (outout ofof youryour directdirect antipathyantipathy toto ingratitudeingratitude) hadhad notnot
ln 0018benebeen mouedmoved bothboth toto relieuerelieve andand cherishcherish itit: whereinwherein II mustmust
ln 0019needsneeds commendcommend bothboth youryour iudgementjudgement, vnderstan-vnderstandingvnderstan∣dingunderstanding
ln 0020ding,
ln 0020andand singularsingular louelove toto goodgood witswits; youyou afterwardsafterwards sentsent
ln 0021itit toto meeme, yetyet beingbeing anan infantinfant andand somewhatsomewhat raggedragged, II
ln 0022hauehave fostredfostered itit priuatelyprivately inin mymy bosomebosom thesethese twotwo yearesyears,
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ln 0023andand nownow toto shewshow, mymy louelove returnereturn itit toto youyou, cladclad inin goodgood
ln 0024lastinglasting cloathsclothes, whichwhich scarcescarce memorymemory willwill wearewear outout, andand
ln 0025ableable toto speakespeak forfor it selfeitself; andand withallwithal, asas itit tellethtelleth meeme,
ln 0026desirousdesirous toto trytry hishis fortunefortune inin thethe worldworld, wherewhere ifif yetyet itit bebe
ln 0027welcomewelcome, bothboth fatherfather andand foster-fatherfoster-father, nursenurse andand childchild,
ln 0028hauehave theirtheir desireddesired endend. IfIf itit beebe slightedslighted oror traducedtraduced, itit
ln 0029hopeshopes hishis fatherfather willwill begetbeget himhim aa yongeryounger brotherbrother, whowho
ln 0030shallshall reuengerevenge hishis quarrellquarrel, andand challengechallenge thethe worldworld ei-eitherei∣thereither
ln 0031ther
ln 0031ofof fondfond andand meerelymerely literallliteral interpretationinterpretation, oror illite-illiterateillite∣rateilliterate
ln 0032rate
ln 0032misprisionmisprision. PerhapsPerhaps itit willwill bebe thoughtthought toto beebe ofof thethe
ln 0033racerace ofof DonDon QuixoteQuixote: wewe bothboth maymay confidentlyconfidently sweareswear,
ln 0034itit isis hishis elderelder aboueabove aa yeareyear; andand thereforetherefore maymay (byby ver-vertuever∣tuevirtue
ln 0035tue
ln 0035ofof hishis birth-rightbirthright) challengechallenge thethe wallwall ofof himhim. II doubtdoubt
ln 0036notnot butbut theythey willwill meetmeet inin theirtheir aduenturesadventures, andand II hopehope thethe
ln 0037breakingbreaking ofof oneone staffestaff willwill makemake themthem friendsfriends; andand per-perhapsper∣hapsperhaps
ln 0038haps
ln 0038theythey willwill conbinecombine themseluesthemselves, andand trauelltravailtravel throughthrough
ln 0039thethe worldworld toto seekeseek theirtheir aduenturesadventures. SoSo II commitcommit himhim toto
ln 0040hishis goodgood fortunefortune, andand my selfemyself toto youryour louelove.



ln 0041YourYour assuredassured friendfriend


ln 0042W.W. B.B.


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wln 0001TheThe famousfamous HistorieHistory
wln 0002OfOf thethe KnightKnight ofof thethe burningburning
wln 0003PESTLEPESTLE.


wln 0004EnterEnter PROLOGVEPROLOGUEprologue.

wln 0005FRomFRomFrom allall that’sthat’s neerenear thethe CourtCourt, fromfrom allall
wln 0006 that’sthat’s greatgreat
wln 0007WithinWithin thethe compassecompass ofof thethe Citty-walsCity wallsCity-walls,
wln 0008WeWe nownow hauehave broughtbrought ourour SceaneScene.
wln 0009EnterEnter CitizenCitizen.
wln 0010Cit.CitizenCit.HoldHold youryour peacepeace good-mangoodman boyboy.
wln 0011Pro.ProloguePro.WhatWhat dodo youyou meanemean sirsir?
wln 0012Cit.CitizenCit.ThatThat youyou hauehave nono goodgood meaningmeaning: ThisThis seuenseven yearesyears
wln 0013therethere hathhath beenebeen playesplays atat thisthis househouse, II hauehave obseruedobserved itit,
wln 0014youyou hauehave stillstill girdsgirds atat CitizensCitizens; andand nownow youyou callcall youryour playplay,
wln 0015TheThe LondonLondon MarchantMerchant. DowneDown withwith youryour TitleTitle boyboy, downedown
wln 0016withwith youryour TitleTitle.
wln 0017Pro.ProloguePro.AreAre youyou aa membermember ofof thethe noblenoble CittyCity?
wln 0018Cit.CitizenCit.II amam.
wln 0019Pro.ProloguePro.AndAnd aa Free-manFreeman?
wln 0020Cit.CitizenCit.YeaYea, andand aa GrocerGrocer.
wln 0021Pro.ProloguePro.SoSo GrocerGrocer, thenthen byby youryour sweetsweet fauourfavorfavour, wewe intendintend
wln 0022nono abuseabuse toto thethe CittyCity.
wln 0023Cit.CitizenCit.NoNo sirsir, yesyes sirsir, ifif youyou werewere notnot resolu’dresolved toto playplay thethe
wln 0024IacksJacksjacks, whatwhat needneed youyou studystudy forfor newnew subiectssubjects, purposelypurposely toto a-abusea∣buseabuse
wln 0025abuse
wln 0025youryour bettersbetters? whywhy couldcould notnot youyou bebe contentedcontented, asas wellwell
wln 0026asas othersothers, withwith thethe legendlegend ofof WhittingtonWhittington, oror thethe lifelife &and deathdeath
wln 0027ofof sirsir ThomasThomas GreshamGresham? withwith thethe buildingbuilding ofof thethe RoyallRoyal Ex-ExchangeEx∣change
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wln 0028changeExchange? oror thethe storystory ofof QueeneQueen ElenorEleanorElinor, withwith thethe rearingrearing ofof
wln 0029LondonLondon bridgebridge vponupon wool-sackeswoolsacks?
wln 0030Prol.PrologueProl.YouYou seemeseem toto beebe anan vnderstandingunderstanding manman: whatwhat
wln 0031wouldwould youyou hauehave vsus dodo sirsir?
wln 0032Cit.CitizenCit.WhyWhy presentpresent somethingsomething notablynotably inin honourhonorhonour ofof thethe
wln 0033CommonsCommons ofof thethe CittyCity.
wln 0034Pro.ProloguePro.WhyWhy whatwhat doedo youyou saysay toto thethe lifelife andand deathdeath ofof fatfat
wln 0035DrakeDrake, oror thethe repairingrepairing ofof Fleet-priuiesFleet priviesFleet-privies?
wln 0036Cit.CitizenCit.II dodo notnot likelike thatthat, butbut II willwill hauehave aa CitizenCitizen, andand heehe
wln 0037shallshall bebe ofof mymy owneown tradetrade.
wln 0038Pro.ProloguePro.OhOhO youyou shouldshould hauehave toldtold vsus youryour mindemind aa monethmonth
wln 0039sincesince, ourour playplay isis readyready toto beginbegin nownow.
wln 0040Cit.CitizenCit.’Tis’Tis allall oneone forfor thatthat, II willwill hauehave aa GrocerGrocer, andand hehe shallshall
wln 0041dodo admirableadmirable thingsthings.
wln 0042Pro.ProloguePro.WhatWhat willwill youyou hauehave himhim dodo?
wln 0043Cit.CitizenCit.MarryMarry II willwill hauehave himhim
wln 0044WifeWife.HusbandHusband, husbandhusband.WifeWife belowbelow.
wln 0045RafeRafe.PeacePeace mistressemistress.RafeRafe belowbelow.
wln 0046WifeWife.HoldHold thythy peacepeace RafeRafe, II knowknow whatwhat II dodo II warrantwarrant tee’eetee.
wln 0047HusbandHusband, husbandhusband.
wln 0048Cit.CitizenCit.WhatWhat saystsayst thouthou cunnycunnyconey?
wln 0049WifeWife.LetLet himhim killkill aa LyonLion withwith aa pestlepestle husbandhusband, letlet himhim
wln 0050killkill aa LyonLion withwith aa pestlepestle.
wln 0051Cit.CitizenCit.SoSo hehe shallshall, ll’eI’ll hauehave himhim killkill aa LyonLion withwith aa pestlepestle.
wln 0052WifeWife.HusbandHusband, shallshall II comecome vpup husbandhusband?
wln 0053Cit.CitizenCit.IAyI cunnycunnyconey. RafeRafe helpehelp youryour mistressemistress thisthis wayway: praypray gen-gentlemengen∣tlemengentlemen
wln 0054tlemen
wln 0054makemake herher aa littlelittle roomeroom, II praypray youyou sirsir lendlend meme youryour
wln 0055handhand toto helpehelp vpup mymy wifewife: II thankethank youyou sirsir. SoSo.
wln 0056WifeWife.ByBy youryour leaueleave GentlemenGentlemen allall, Im’eI’m somthingsomething trou-troublesometrou∣blesometroublesome
wln 0057blesome,
wln 0057Im’eI’m aa strãngerstrāgerstranger herehere, II waswas nerene’er atat oneone ofof thesethese playesplays
wln 0058asas theythey saysay, beforebefore; butbut II shouldshould hauehave seeneseen IaneJanejane ShoreShore onceonce,
wln 0059andaudand mymy husbandhusband hathhath promisedpromised meme anyany timetime thisthis Twelue-Twelue-monethTwelvemonth
wln 0060moneth
wln 0060toto carrycarry meme toto thethe BoldBold BeauchamsBeauchampsBeauchams, butbut inin truthtruth hehe
wln 0061diddid notnot, II praypray youyou bearebear withwith meme.
wln 0062Cit.CitizenCit.BoyBoy, letlet mymy wifewife andand II hauehave aa cupplecouple stoolesstools, andand
wln 0063thenthen beginbegin, andand letlet thethe GrocerGrocer dodo rarerare thingsthings.
wln 0064Prol.PrologueProl.ButBut sirsir, wewe hauehave neuernever aa boyboy toto playplay himhim, eueryevery
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wln 0065oneone hathhath aa partpart alreadyalready.
wln 0066WifeWife.HusbandHusband, husbandhusband, forfor GodsGod’s sakesake letlet RafeRafe playplay
wln 0067himhim, beshrewbeshrew meeme ifif II dodo notnot thinkethink heehe willwill goego beyondbeyond
wln 0068themthem allall.
wln 0069Cit.CitizenCit.WellWell remembredremembered wifewife, comecome vpup RafeRafe: Il’eI’ll telltell youyou
wln 0070GentlemenGentlemen, letlet themthem butbut lendlend himhim aa suitsuit ofof reparrellreparel, andand ne-necessariesne∣cessariesnecessaries
wln 0071cessaries,
wln 0071andand byby GadGad, ifif anyany ofof themthem allall blowblow windewind inin thethe
wln 0072tailetail onon himhim, Il’eI’ll bebe hang’dhanged.
wln 0073WifeWife.II praypray youyou youthyouth letlet himhim hauehave aa suitsuit ofof reparrellreparel,
wln 0074Il’eI’ll bebe swornesworn GentlemenGentlemen, mymy husbandhusband telstells youyou truetrue, heehe
wln 0075willwill actact youyou sometimessometimes atat ourour househouse, thatthat allall thethe neighboursneighborsneighbours
wln 0076crycry outout onon himhim: heehe willwill fetchfetch youyou vpup aa couragingcouraging partpart soso
wln 0077inin thethe garretgarret, thatthat wewe areare allall asas feardfeared II warrantwarrant youyou, thatthat weewe
wln 0078quakequake againeagain: wee’lwe’ll fearefear ourour chlidrenchildrenchlidrenchildren withwith himhim ifif theythey beebe
wln 0079neuernever soso vn-rulyunruly, dodo butbut crycry, RafeRafe comescomes, RafeRafe comescomes toto themthem,
wln 0080andand they’lthey’ll bebe asas quyetquiet asas LambesLambs. HoldHold vpup thythy headhead RafeRafe,
wln 0081shewshow thethe GentlemenGentlemen whatwhat thouthou canstcanst doedo, speakespeak aa huf-huffinghuf∣finghuffing
wln 0082fing
wln 0082partpart, II warrantwarrant youyou thethe GentlemenGentlemen willwill acceptaccept ofof itit.
wln 0083Cit.CitizenCit.DoDo RafeRafe, dodo.
wln 0084RafeRafe.ByBy heauenheaven me thinkesmethinks itit werewere anan easieeasy leapleap
wln 0085ToTo pluckepluck brightbright honourhonorhonour fromfrom thethe pale-fac’dpale-faced MooneMoon,
wln 0086OrOr diuedive intointo thethe bottomebottom ofof thethe seasea,
wln 0087WhereWhere neuernever fathamefathom lineline touch’ttouched anyany groundground,
wln 0088AndAnd pluckepluck vpup drowneddrowned honorhonorhonour fromfrom thethe lakelake ofof hellhell.
wln 0089Cit.CitizenCit.HowHow saysay youyou GentlemenGentlemen, isis itit notnot asas II toldtold youyou?
wln 0090WifeWife.NayNay GentlemenGentlemen, heehe hathhath playdplayed beforebefore, mymy husbandhusband
wln 0091sayessays, MusidorusMucedorusMusidorus beforebefore thethe WardensWardens ofof ourour CompanyCompany.
wln 0092Cit.CitizenCit.IAyay, andand heehe shouldshould hauehave playdplayed IeronimoJeronimojeronimo withwith aa Shooe-Shooe∣makerShoemaker
wln 0093maker
wln 0093forfor aa wagerwager.
wln 0094Pro.ProloguePro.HeHe shallshall hauehave aa suitesuit ofof apparrellapparel ifif hehe willwill gogo inin.
wln 0095Cit.CitizenCit.InIn RafeRafe, inin RafeRafe, andand setset outout thethe GroceryGrocery inin theirtheir kindekind,
wln 0096ifif thouthou lou’stlov’st meme.
wln 0097WifeWife.II warrantwarrant ourour RafeRafe willwill lookelook finelyfinely whenwhen hee’she’s
wln 0098drestdressed.
wln 0099Pro.ProloguePro.ButBut whatwhat willwill youyou hauehave itit cal’dcalled?
wln 0100Cit.CitizenCit.TheThe GrocersGrocer’sgrocer’s honourhonorhonour.
wln 0101Pro.ProloguePro.Me thinksMethinksmethinks TheThe KnightKnight ofof thethe burningburning PestlePestle werewere betterbetter.
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wln 0102Wif.WifeWif.Il’eI’ll bebe swornsworn husbandhusband, thatsthat’s asas goodgood aa namename asas cancan bebe.
wln 0103Cit.CitizenCit.LetLet itit bebe soso, beginbegin, beginbegin, mymy wifewife andand II wilwill sitsit downedown.
wln 0104Pro.ProloguePro.II praypray youyou dodo.
wln 0105Cit.CitizenCit.WhatWhat statelystately mucsikemusic hauehave youyou? youyou hauehave shawmesshawms.
wln 0106Pro.ProloguePro.ShawnesShawmsshawms? nono.
wln 0107Cit.CitizenCit.NoNo? Im’eI’m aa thiefethief ifif mymy mindemind diddid notnot giuegive meme soso. RafeRafe
wln 0108playesplays aa statelystately partpart, andand hehe mustmust needsneeds hauehave shawnesshawms: Il’eI’ll
wln 0109bebe atat thethe chargecharge ofof themthem my selfemyself, ratherrather thenthanthen wee’lwe’ll bebe with-withoutwith∣outwithout
wln 0110out
wln 0110themthem.Pro.ProloguePro.SoSo youyou areare likelike toto bebe.
wln 0111Cit.CitizenCit.WhyWhy andand soso II willwill bebe: ther’sthere’s twotwo shillingsshillings, let’slet’s hauehave
wln 0112thethe waitswaits ofof South-warkeSouthwark, theythey areare asas rarerare fellowesfellows asas anyany
wln 0113areare inin EnglandEngland; andand thatthat willwill fetchfetch themthem allall or’eo’er thethe waterwater
wln 0114withwith aa vengeancevengeance, asas ifif theythey werewere madmad.
wln 0115Pro.ProloguePro.YouYou shallshall hauehave themthem: willwill youyou sitsit downedown thenthen?
wln 0116Cit.CitizenCit.IAyay, comecome wifewife.
wln 0117WifeWife.SitSit youyou merrymerry allall GentlemenGentlemen, Im’eI’m boldbold toto sitsit a-amongsta∣mongstamongst
wln 0118mongst
wln 0118youyou forfor mymy easeease.
wln 0119Pro.ProloguePro.FromFrom allall that’sthat’s neerenear thethe CourtCourt, fromfrom allall that’sthat’s greatgreat.
wln 0120WithinWithin thethe compassecompass ofof thethe Citty-wallesCity wallsCity-walls,
wln 0121WeWe nownow hauehave broughtbrought ourour SceaneScene: flyefly farrefar fromfrom hencehence
wln 0122AllAll priuateprivate taxestaxes, immodestimmodest phrasesphrases,
wln 0123What ereWhate’erwhate’er maymay butbut shewshow likelike viciousvicious:
wln 0124ForFor wickedwicked mirthmirth neuernever truetrue pleasurepleasure bringsbrings,
wln 0125ButBut honesthonest mindsminds areare pleas’dpleased withwith honesthonest thingsthings.
wln 0126ThusThus muchmuch forfor thatthat wewe dodo: butbut forfor RafesRafe’s partpart
wln 0127YouYou mustmust answereanswer forfor your selfeyourself.
wln 0128Cit.CitizenCit.TakeTake youyou nono carecare forfor RafeRafe, hee’lhe’ll dischargedischarge himselfehimself II
wln 0129warrantwarrant youyou.
wln 0130WifeWife.I faithI’ faithi’faith GentlemenGentlemen Il’eI’ll giuegive mymy wordword forfor RafeRafe.


wln 0131ActusActus primiprimi, ScoenaScoena primaprima.

wln 0132EnterEnter MarchantMerchant, andand IasperJasperjasper hishis PrenticePrentice.

wln 0133March.MerchantMarch.SirrahSirrah, Il’eI’ll makemake youyou knowknow youyou areare mymy PrenticePrentice,
wln 0134AndAnd whomwhom mymy charitablecharitable louelove redeem’dredeemed
wln 0135EuenEven fromfrom thethe fallfall ofof fortunefortune, gauegave theethee heateheat
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wln 0136AndAnd growthgrowth, toto bebe whatwhat nownow thouthou artart, newnew castcast theethee,
wln 0137AddingAdding thethe trusttrust ofof allall II hauehave atat homehome,
wln 0138InIn forrenforeign StaplesStaples, oror vponupon thethe SeaSea
wln 0139ToTo thythy directiondirection, ti’detied thethe goodgood opinionsopinions
wln 0140BothBoth ofof my selfemyself andand friendsfriends toto thythy endeauoursendeavorsendeavours,
wln 0141SoSo fairefair werewere thythy beginningsbeginnings, butbut withwith thesethese,
wln 0142AsAs II rememberremember, youyou hadhad neuernever chargecharge,
wln 0143ToTo louelove youryour MaistersMaster’smaster’s daughterdaughter, andand eueneven thenthen,
wln 0144WhenWhen II hadhad foundfound aa wealthywealthy husbandhusband forfor herher,
wln 0145II taketake itit, sirsir, youyou hadhad notnot; butbut how euerhowever,
wln 0146I’leI’ll breakebreak thethe neckeneck ofof thatthat commissioncommission,
wln 0147AndAnd makemake youyou knowknow youyou areare butbut aa MerchantsMerchant’s FactorFactor.
wln 0148Iasp.JasperIasp.SirSir, II dodo liberallyliberally confesseconfess II amam yoursyours,
wln 0149BoundBound, bothboth byby louelove andand dutyduty, toto youryour seruiceservice;
wln 0150InIn whichwhich, mymy labourlaborlabour hathhath benebeen allall mymy profitprofit;
wln 0151II hauehave notnot lostlost inin bargainebargain, nornor delighteddelighted
wln 0152ToTo wearewear youryour honesthonest gainesgains vponupon mymy backeback,
wln 0153NorNor hauehave II giuengiven aa pencionpension toto mymy bloudblood,
wln 0154OrOr lauishlylavishly inin playplay consum’dconsumed youryour stockestock.
wln 0155TheseThese, andand thethe miseriesmiseries thatthat dodo attendattend themthem,
wln 0156II daredare, withwith innocenceinnocence, proclaimeproclaim areare strangersstrangers
wln 0157ToTo allall mymy temperatetemperate actionsactions; forfor youryour daughterdaughter,
wln 0158IfIf therethere bebe anyany louelove, toto mymy deseruingsdeservings,
wln 0159BorneBorne byby herher vertuousvirtuous selfeself, II cannotcannot stopstop itit?
wln 0160NorNor, amam II ableable toto refrainerefrain herher wisheswishes.
wln 0161She’sShe’s priuateprivate toto her selfeherself andand bestbest ofof knowledgeknowledge,
wln 0162WhomWhom she’leshe’ll makemake soso happyhappy asas toto sighsigh forfor.
wln 0163BesidesBesides, II cannotcannot thinkethink youyou meanemean toto matchmatch herher,
wln 0164VntoUnto aa felowfellow ofof soso lamelame aa presencepresence,
wln 0165OneOne thatthat hathhath littlelittle leftleft ofof NatureNature inin himhim.
wln 0166Mar.MerchantMar.’Tis’Tis veryvery wellwell sirsir, II cancan telltell youryour wisedomewisdom
wln 0167HowHow allall thisthis shallshall beebe cur’dcured.Iasp.JasperIasp.YourYour carecare becomesbecomes youyou.
wln 0168March.MerchantMarch.AndAnd thusthus itit mustmust bebe sirsir, II heerehere dischargedischarge youyou
wln 0169MyMy househouse andand seruiceservice, taketake youryour libertyliberty,
wln 0170AndAnd whenwhen II wantwant aa sonneson I’leI’ll sendsend forfor youyou.ExitExit:
wln 0171Iasp.JasperIasp.TheseThese bebe thethe fairefair rewardsrewards ofof themthem thatthat louelove.
wln 0172OO youyou thatthat liuelive inin freedomefreedom neuernever proueprove
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wln 0173TheThe trauelltravel ofof aa mindmind ledled byby desiredesire.EnterEnter LuceLuce.
wln 0174Luce.Luce.WhyWhy, howhow nownow friendfriend, struckstruck withwith mymy fathersfather’s thun-thunderthun∣derthunder(der?
wln 0175Iasp.JasperIasp.StruckeStruck andand struckestruck deaddead vnlesseunless thethe remedyremedy
wln 0176BeBe fullfull ofof speedespeed andand vertuevirtue; II amam nownow,
wln 0177WhatWhat II expectedexpected longlong, nono moremore youryour fathersfather’sfathers.
wln 0178Luce.Luce.ButBut minemine.Iasp.JasperIasp.ButBut yoursyours, andand onelyonly yoursyours II amam,
wln 0179That’sThat’s allall II hauehave toto keepekeep meeme fromfrom thethe StatuteStatute,
wln 0180YouYou daredare bebe constantconstant stillstill.Luce.Luce.OO fearefear meme notnot,
wln 0181InIn thisthis II daredare bebe betterbetter thenthan aa womanwoman.
wln 0182NorNor shallshall hishis angeranger, nornor hishis offersoffers mouemove meme,
wln 0183WereWere theythey bothboth equallequal toto aa PrincesPrince’sPRINCE’s powerpower.
wln 0184Iasp.JasperIasp.YouYou knowknow mymy riuallrival?Luce.Luce.YesYes andand louelove himhim deerlydearlydear
wln 0185EuenEven asas II louelove anan agueague, oror foulefoul weatherweather,
wln 0186II pretheeprithee IasperJasperjasper fearefear himhim notnot.Iasp.JasperIasp.OO nono,
wln 0187II dodo notnot meanemean toto dodo himhim soso muchmuch kindnessekindness,
wln 0188ButBut toto ourour owneown desiresdesires, youyou knowknow thethe plotplot
wln 0189WeWe bothboth agreedagreed onon.Luce.Luce.YesYes, andand willwill performeperform
wln 0190MyMy partpart exactlyexactly.Iasp.JasperIasp.II desiredesire nono moremore,
wln 0191Fare-wellFarewellfarewell, andand keepekeep mymy heartheart, ’tis’tis yoursyours.Luce.Luce.II taketake itit,
wln 0192HeHe mustmust dodo miraclesmiracles makesmakes meme forsakeforsake itit.ExeuntExeunt.
wln 0193Cittiz.CitizenCittiz.FyeFie vponupon am’emam littlelittle infidelsinfidels, whatwhat aa mattersmatter’s herehere
wln 0194nownow? wellwell, I’leI’ll bebe hang’dhanged forfor aa halfe-pennyhalfpenny, ifif therethere bebe notnot
wln 0195somesome abominationabomination knaueryknavery inin thisthis PlayPlay, wellwell, letlet’emletlet ’em ’em’em lookelook
wln 0196tootto ’tto’t, RafeRafe mustmust comecome, andand ifif therethere bebe anyany trickstricks a brewinga-brewinga brewing,
wln 0197WifeWife.LetLet’emLetLet ’em ’em’em brewbrew andand bakebake tootoo husbandhusband, aa’a GodsGod’s namename,
wln 0198RafeRafe willwill findfind allall outout II warrantwarrant youyou, andand theythey werewere olderolder thenthan
wln 0199theythey areare, II praypray mymy prettypretty youthyouth isis RafeRafe readyready.
wln 0200BoyBoy.HeHe willwill bebe presentlypresently.
wln 0201WifeWife.NowNow II praypray youyou makemake mymy commendationscommendations vntounto
wln 0202himhim, andand withallwithal carrycarry himhim thisthis stickestick ofof LicorasLiquoriceliquorice, telltell himhim hishis
wln 0203MistresseMistress sentsent itit himhim, andand bidbid himhim bitebite aa peecepiece, ’twill’twill openopen hishis
wln 0204pipespipes thethe betterbetter, saysay.
wln 0205EnterEnter MarchantMerchant, andand MaisterMaster HumferyHumphreyHumfery.
wln 0206Mar.MerchantMar.ComeCome sirsir, shee’sshe’s yoursyours, vponupon mymy faithfaith she’sshe’s yoursyours
wln 0207YouYou hauehave mymy handhand, forfor otherother idleidle letslets
wln 0208BetweeneBetween youryour hopeshopes andand herher, thusthus, withwith aa windwind
wln 0209TheyThey areare scatteredscattered andand nono moremore: mymy wantonwanton PrenticePrentice,
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wln 0210ThatThat likelike aa bladderbladder, blewblew himselfehimself withwith louelove,
wln 0211II hauehave letlet outout, andand sentsent himhim toto discouerdiscover
wln 0212NewNew MaistersMasters yetyet vnknowneunknown.Humf.HumphreyHumf.II thankethank youyou sirsir,
wln 0213IndeedIndeed II thankethank youyou sirsir, andand ereere II stirstir
wln 0214ItIt shallshall beebe knowneknown, how euerhowever youyou dodo deemedeem,
wln 0215II amam ofof gentlegentle bloudblood andand gentlegentle seemeseem.
wln 0216March.MerchantMarch.OO sirsir, II knowknow itit certainecertain.Humf.HumphreyHumf.SirSir mymy friendfriend,
wln 0217AlthoughAlthough, asas WritersWriters saysay, allall thingsthings hauehave endend,
wln 0218AndAnd thatthat wewe callcall aa puddingpudding, hathhath hishis twotwo
wln 0219OOOh letlet itit notnot seemeseem strangestrange II praypray toto youyou,
wln 0220IfIf inin thisthis bloudybloody similesimile, II putput
wln 0221MyMy louelove, moremore endlesseendless, thenthanthen frailefrail thingsthings oror gutgut.
wln 0222WifeWife.HusbandHusband, II pretheeprithee sweetesweet lambelamb telltell meme oneone thingthing,
wln 0223ButBut telltell meeme truelytruly: staystay youthsyouths II beseechbeseech youyou, tilltill II questionquestion
wln 0224mymy husbandhusband.Citiz.CitizenCitiz.WhatWhat isis itit mousemouse?
wln 0225WifeWife.SirrahSirrah, didstdidst thouthou euerever seesee aa prettierprettier childchild? howhow itit
wln 0226behauesbehaves it selfeitself, II warrantwarrant yeeye, andand speakesspeaks, andand lookeslooks, andand
wln 0227peartspertspearts vpup thethe headhead? II praypray youyou brotherbrother, withwith youryour fauorfavorfavour, werewere
wln 0228youyou neuernever nonenone ofof M.MasterM. MonkestersMonkester’s schollarsscholars?
wln 0229Cit.CitizenCit.ChickenChicken, II pretheeprithee heartelyheartily containecontain thy selfethyself, thethe
wln 0230childerchilderchildren areare prettypretty childerchilderchildren, butbut whenwhen RafeRafe comescomes, LambeLamb.
wln 0231WifeWife.IAyI whenwhen RafeRafe comescomes connycunnyconey; wellwell mymy youthyouth, youyou maymay (proceedproceed
wln 0232Mar.MerchantMar.WelWell sirsir, youyou knowknow mymy louelove, andand restrest, II hopehope,
wln 0233Assur’dAssured ofof mymy consentconsent, getget butbut mymy daughtersdaughter’sdaughters,
wln 0234AndAnd wedwed herher whenwhen youyou pleaseplease; youyou mustmust bebe boldbold,
wln 0235AndAnd clapclap inin closeclose vntounto herher, comecome, II knowknow
wln 0236YouYou hauehave languagelanguage goodgood enoughenough toto winwin aa wenchwench.
wln 0237WifeWife.AA whoresonwhoreson tyranttyrant hash’ashas benbeen anan oldold stringerstringer in’sin ’sin’s daiesdays II
wln 0238warrantwarrant himhim.Humf.HumphreyHumf.II taketake youryour gentlegentle offeroffer andand withallwithal
wln 0239YeeldYield louelove againeagain forfor louelove reciprocallreciprocal.EnterEnter LuceLuce.
wln 0240Mar.MerchantMar.WhatWhat LuceLuce withinwithin therethere.Lu.LuceLu.Cal’dCalled youyou sirsir?
wln 0240Mar.MerchantMar.II diddid.
wln 0241GiueGive entertainemententertainment toto thisthis GentlemanGentleman
wln 0242AndAnd seesee youyou beebe notnot frowardfroward: toto herher sirsir,
wln 0243MyMy presencepresence willwill butbut beebe anan eye-soareeyesore toto youyou.ExitExit.
wln 0244Humf.HumphreyHumf.FaireFair MistresseMistress LuceLuce, howhow dodo youyou, areare youyou wellwell?
wln 0245GiueGive meme youryour handhand andand thenthen II praypray youyou telltell,
wln 0246HowHow dothdoth youryour littlelittle sistersister, andand youryour brotherbrother?
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wln 0247AndAnd whetherwhether youyou louelove meme oror anyany otherother.
wln 0248Luce.Luce.SirSir, thesethese areare quickelyquickly answeredanswered.Humf.HumphreyHumf.SoSo theythey (areare.
wln 0249WhereWhere womenwomen areare notnot cruelcruel: butbut howhow farrefar
wln 0250IsIs itit nownow distantdistant fromfrom thisthis placeplace wewe areare inin,
wln 0251VntoUnto thatthat blessedblessed placeplace youryour fathersfather’s warrenwarren.
wln 0252Luce.Luce.WhatWhat makesmakes youyou thinkethink ofof thatthat sirsir?
wln 0253Humf.HumphreyHumf.EuenEveneven thatthat faceface
wln 0254ForFor stealingstealing RabbetsRabbitsrabbits whilomewhilom inin thatthat placeplace,
wln 0255GodGod CupidCupid, oror thethe KeeperKeeper, II knowknow notnot whetherwhether
wln 0256VntoUnto mymy costcost andand chargescharges broughtbrought youyou thitherthither,
wln 0257AndAnd therethere beganbegan.Luce.Luce.YourYour gamegame sirsir.Humf.HumphreyHumf.LetLet nono gamegame,
wln 0258OrOr any thinganythingany thing thatthat tendethtendeth toto thethe samesame.
wln 0259BeeBebe euermoreevermore remembredremembered, thouthou fairefair killerkiller
wln 0260ForFor whomwhom II satesat meme downedown andand brakebrakebroke mymy TillerTiller.
wln 0261WifeWife.There’sThere’s aa kindkind GentlemanGentleman, II warrantwarrant youyou, whenwhen
wln 0262willwill youyou dodo asas muchmuch forfor meme GeorgeGeorge?
wln 0263Luce.Luce.BeshrewBeshrew meme sirsir, II amam sorrysorry forfor youryour losseslosses,
wln 0264ButBut asas thethe prouerbeproverb saiessays, II cannotcannot crycry,
wln 0265II wouldwould youyou hadhad notnot seeneseen meme.Humf.HumphreyHumf.SoSo wouldwould II.
wln 0266VnlesseUnless youyou hadhad moremore mawmaw toto dodo meme goodgood.
wln 0267Luce.Luce.WhyWhy, cannotcannot thisthis strangestrange passionpassion bebe withstoodwithstood,
wln 0268SendSend forfor aa ConstableConstable andand raiseraise thethe TowneTown.
wln 0269Humf.HumphreyHumf.OO nono, mymy valiantvaliant louelove willwill batterbatter downedown
wln 0270MillionsMillions ofof ConstablesConstables, andand putput toto flightflight,
wln 0271EuenEven thatthat greatgreat watchwatch ofof Mid-summerMidsummer dayday atat nightnight.
wln 0272Luce.Luce.BeshrewBeshrew meme sirsir, ’twere’twere goodgood II yeeldedyielded thenthen,
wln 0273WeakeWeak womenwomen cannotcannot hopehope, wherewhere valiantvaliant menmen
wln 0274HaueHave nono resistanceresistance.Humf.HumphreyHumf.YeeldYield thenthen, II amam fullfull
wln 0275OfOf pittypity, thoughthough II saysay itit, andand cancan pullpull
wln 0276OutOut ofof mymy pocketpocket, thusthus, aa pairepair ofof glouesgloves,
wln 0277LookeLook LucyLucy, lookelook, thethe dogsdog’s toothtooth, nornor thethe DouesDoves
wln 0278AreAre notnot soso whitewhite asas thesethese; andand sweetesweet theythey beebe,
wln 0279AndAnd whiptwhipped aboutabout withwith silkesilk, asas youyou maymay seesee.
wln 0280IfIf youyou desiredesire thethe priceprice, suteshootsuit fromfrom youryour eieeye,
wln 0281AA beamebeam toto thisthis placeplace, andand youyou shallshall espieespy
wln 0282F.F. S.S. whichwhich isis toto saysay, mymy sweetestsweetest honyhoney,
wln 0283TheyThey costcost meme threethree andand twotwo pencepence, oror nono monymoney.
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wln 0284Luce.Luce.WellWell sirsir, II taketake themthem kindlykindly, andand II thankethank youyou,
wln 0285WhatWhat wouldwould youyou moremore?Hum.HumphreyHum.NothingNothing.Luce.Luce.WhyWhy thenthen (fare-wellfarewell.
wln 0286Humf.HumphreyHumf.NorNor soso, nornor soso, forfor LadyLady II mustmust telltell,
wln 0287BeforeBefore wewe partpart, forfor whatwhat wewe metmet togethertogether,
wln 0288GodGod grantgrant meme timetime, andand patiencepatience, andand fairefair weatherweather.
wln 0289Luce.Luce.SpeakeSpeak andand declaredeclare youryour mindemind inin termesterms soso briefebrief.
wln 0290Humf.HumphreyHumf.II shallshall, thenthenthan firstfirst andand formostforemost forfor relieferelief
wln 0291II callcall toto youyou, II ifif thatthat youyou cancan affoordafford itit,
wln 0292II carecare notnot atat whatwhat priceprice, forfor onon mymy wordword, itit
wln 0293ShallShall bebe repaidrepaid againeagain, althoughalthough itit costcost meme
wln 0294MoreMore thenthan I’leI’ll speakespeak ofof nownow, forfor louelove hathhath tosttossed meme,
wln 0295InIn furiousfurious blanketblanket likelike aa TennisTennis ballball,
wln 0296AndAnd nownow II riserise aloftaloft, andand nownow II fallfall.
wln 0297Luce.Luce.AlasAlas goodgood GentlemanGentleman, alasalas thethe dayday.
wln 0298Humf.HumphreyHumf.II thankethank youyou hartelyheartily, andand asas II saysay,
wln 0299ThusThus dodo II stillstill continuecontinue withoutwithout restrest,
wln 0300I’th’I’ th’I’th’ morningmorning likelike aa manman, atat nightnight aa beastbeast,
wln 0301RoaringRoaring andand bellowingbellowing mynemine owneown disquietdisquiet,
wln 0302ThatThat muchmuch II fearefear, forsakingforsaking ofof mymy dietdiet,
wln 0303WillWill bringbring meme presentlypresently toto thatthat quandaryquandary,
wln 0304II shallshall bidbid allall adeiwadieu:Luce.Luce.NowNow byby S.SaintS. MaryMaryMarry
wln 0305ThatThat werewere greatgreat pittypity.Hum.HumphreyHum.SoSo itit werewere beshrewbeshrew meme,
wln 0306ThenThen easeease meme lustylusty LuceLuce, andand pittypity shewshow meme.
wln 0307Luce.Luce.WhyWhy sirsir, youyou knowknow mymy willwill isis nothingnothing worthworth
wln 0308WithoutWithout mymy fathersfather’s grantgrant, getget hishis consentconsent,
wln 0309AndAnd thenthenthan youyou maymay withwith assuranceassurance trytry meme.
wln 0310Humf.HumphreyHumf.TheThe WorshipfullWorshipful youryour siresire willwill notnot denydeny meme.
wln 0311ForFor II hauehave asktasked himhim, andand hehe hathhath repli’dreplied,
wln 0312SweeteSweet MaisterMaster HumfreyHumphrey, LuceLuce shallshall bebe thythy BrideBride.
wln 0313Luce.Luce.SweeteSweet MaisterMaster HumfreyHumphrey thenthen II amam contentcontent.
wln 0314Humf.HumphreyHumf.AndAnd soso amam II intruthin truthintruth.Luce.Luce.YetYet taketake meme withwith youyou,
wln 0315ThereThere isis anotheranother clauseclause mustmust bebe annextannexed,
wln 0316AndAnd thisthis itit isis, II sworeswore andand willwill performeperform itit;
wln 0317NoNo manman shallshall euerever ioyjoy meme asas hishis wifewife
wln 0318ButBut hehe thatthat stolestole meme hencehence, ifif youyou daredare venterventure
wln 0319II amam yoursyours; youyou needneed notnot fearefear, mymy fatherfather louesloves youyou,
wln 0320IfIf notnot farewellfarewell forfor euerever.Humf.HumphreyHumf.StayStay NimphNymph, staiestay,
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wln 0321II hauehave aa doubledouble GeldingGelding culoredcoloredcoloured baybay,
wln 0322SprungSprung byby hishis fatherfather fromfrom BarbarianBarbarian kindkind,
wln 0323AnotherAnother forfor my selfemyself, thoughthough somewhatsomewhat blindblind,
wln 0324YetYet truetrue asas trustytrusty treetree.Luce.Luce.II amam satisfiedsatisfied,
wln 0325AndAnd soso II giuegive mymy handhand, ourour coursecourse mustmust lielie
wln 0326ThroughThrough WalthamWaltham ForrestForest, wherewhere II hauehave aa friendfriend
wln 0327WillWill entertaineentertain vsus, soso fare-wellfarewell sirsir HumfreyHumphrey,ExitExit LuceLuce.
wln 0328AndAnd thinkethink vponupon youryour businessebusiness.Humf.HumphreyHumf.ThoughThough II diedie,
wln 0329II amam resolu’dresolved toto venterventure lifelife andand limlimb,
wln 0330ForFor oneone soso yongyoung, soso fairefair, soso kindkind, soso trimtrim.ExitExit HumfreyHumphrey.
wln 0331WifeWife.ByBy mymy faithfaith andand trothtroth GeorgeGeorge, andand asas II amam vertu-vertuousvertu∣ousvirtuous
wln 0332ous,
wln 0332itit isis e’nee’en thethe kindestkindest yongyoung manman thatthat euerever trodtrod onon shooeshoe
wln 0333leatherleather, wellwell, gogo thythy waiesways ifif thouthou hasthast herher notnot, ’tis’tis notnot thythy
wln 0334faultfault ’faith’faith.
wln 0335Cit.CitizenCit.II pretheeprithee mousemouse bebe patientpatient, a’a shallshall hauehave herher, oror i’lei’ll
wln 0336makemake some’emsome ’em smoakesmoke for’tfor ’tfor’t.
wln 0337WifeWife.That’sThat’s mymy goodgood lambelamb GeorgeGeorge, fiefie, thisthis stinkingstinking
wln 0338TobaccoTobacco kilskills menmen, wouldwould therethere werewere nonenone inin EnglandEngland, nownow II
wln 0339praypray GentlemenGentlemen, whatwhat goodgood doesdoes thisthis stinkingstinking TobaccoTobacco? dodo
wln 0340youyou nothingnothing, II warrantwarrant youyou makemake chimnieschimneys ao’a youryour facesfaces: oooh
wln 0341husbandhusband, husbandhusband, nownow, nownow, there’sthere’s RafeRafe, there’sthere’s RafeRafe.
wln 0342EnterEnter RafeRafe likelike aa GrocerGrocerin’sGrocerGrocerin’s in’sin ’s shopshop, withwith twotwo PrenticesPrentices
wln 0343ReadingReading PalmerinPalmerin ofof EnglandEngland.

wln 0344Cit.CitizenCit.PeacePeace foolefool, letlet RafeRafe alonealone, harkehark youyou RafeRafe; doedo notnot
wln 0345strainestrain your selfeyourself tootoo muchmuch atat thethe firstfirst, peacepeace, beginbegin RafeRafe.
wln 0346RafeRafe.ThenThen PalmerinPalmerin andand TrineusTrineus snatchingsnatching theirtheir LauncesLances
wln 0347fromfrom theirtheir DwarsesDwarfesDwarsesDwarfsdwarfs, andand claspingclasping theirtheir HelmetsHelmets galloptgalloped a-amainea∣maineamain
wln 0348maine
wln 0348afterafter thethe GyantGiant, andand PalmerinPalmerin hauinghaving gottengotten aa sightsight ofof
wln 0349himhim, camecame postingposting amaineamain, sayingsaying: StayStay trayteroustraitorous thiefethief, forfor
wln 0350thouthou maistmayst notnot soso carrycarry awayaway herher, thatthat isis worthworth thethe greatestgreatest
wln 0351LordLord inin thethe worldworld, andand withwith thesethese wordswords gauegave himhim aa blowblow onon
wln 0352thethe shouldershoulder, thatthat hehe stroakestroke himhim besidesbesides hishis ElephantElephant, andand
wln 0353TrineusTrineus commingcoming toto thethe KnightKnight thatthat hadhad AgricolaAgricola behindbehind
wln 0354himhim, setset himhim soonesoon besidesbesides hishis horsehorse, withwith hishis neckeneck brokenbroken
wln 0355inin thethe fallfall, soso thatthat thethe PrincessePrincess gettinggetting outout ofof thethe throngethrong,
wln 0356betweenebetween ioyjoy andand griefegrief saidsaid; allall happyhappy KnightKnight, thethe mirroutmirrourmirroutmirror
wln 0357ofof allall suchsuch asas followfollow ArmesArms, nownow maymay II beebe wellwell assuredassured ofof
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wln 0358thethe louelove thouthou bearestbearest meme, II wonderwonder whywhy thethe KingsKings doedo notnot
wln 0359raiseraise anan armyarmy ofof foureteenefourteen oror fifteenefifteen hundredhundred thousandthousand
wln 0360menmen, asas bigbig asas thethe ArmyArmy thatthat thethe PrincePrince ofof PortigoPortigo broughtbrought
wln 0361againstagainst RociclerRosiclerRocicler, &and destroydestroy thesethese GiantsGiants, theythey dodo muchmuch hurthurt
wln 0362toto wandringwand’ringwandering DamselsDamsels, thatthat gogo inin questquest ofof theirtheir KnightsKnights.
wln 0363WifeWife.FaithFaith husbandhusband andand RafeRafe saiessays truetrue, forfor theythey saysay thethe
wln 0364KingKing ofof PortugallPortugal cannotcannot sitsit atat hishis meatemeat, butbut thethe GiantsGiants &and
wln 0365thethe EttinselfinsEttinselfinsEttins willwill comecome andand snatchsnatch itit fromfrom himhim,
wln 0366Cit.CitizenCit.HoldHold thythy tonguetongue, onon RafeRafe.
wln 0367RafeRafe.AndAnd certainelycertainly thosethose KnightsKnights areare muchmuch toto bebe com-commendedcom∣mendedcommended
wln 0368mended,
wln 0368whowho neglectingneglecting theirtheir possessionspossessions, wanderwander withwith aa
wln 0369SquireSquire andand aa DwarfeDwarf throughthrough thethe DesartsDeserts toto relieuerelieve poorepoor
wln 0370LadiesLadies.
wln 0371VVifeWife.IAyI byby mymy faithfaith areare theythey RafeRafe, letlet ’em’em saysay whatwhat theythey
wln 0372willwill, theythey areare indeedindeed, ourour KnightsKnights neglectneglect theirtheir possessionspossessions
wln 0373wellwell enoughenough, butbut theythey dodo notnot thethe restrest.
wln 0374RafeRafe.ThereThere areare nono suchsuch courteouscourteous andand fairefair well spokenwell-spokenwell spoken
wln 0375KnightsKnights inin thisthis ageage, theythey willwill callcall oneone thethe sonneson ofof aa whorewhore,
wln 0376thatthat PalmerinPalmerin ofof EnglandEngland, wouldwould hauehave calledcalled fairefair sirsir; andand
wln 0377oneone thatthat RosiclerRosicler wouldwould hauehave cal’dcalled rightright beauteousbeauteous DamsellDamsel,
wln 0378theythey willwill callcall dam’ddamned bitchbitch.
wln 0379VVifeWife.I’leI’ll beswornebe sworn willwill theythey RafeRafe, theythey hauehave cal’dcalled meeme
wln 0380soso anan hundredhundred timestimes aboutabout aa scuruyscurvy pipepipe ofof TobaccoTobacco.
wln 0381RafeRafe.ButBut whatwhat brauebrave spiritspirit couldcould bebe contentcontent toto sitsit inin hishis
wln 0382shopshop withwith aa flappetflappet ofof woodwood andand aa blewblue apronapron beforebefore himhim
wln 0383sellingselling MethridatumMithridatummithridate andand DragonsDragon’sdragon’s waterwater toto visitedvisited houseshouses, thatthat
wln 0384mightmight pursuepursue featsfeats ofof ArmesArms, &and throughthrough hishis noblenoble atchieu-atchieumentsatchieu∣mentsachievements
wln 0385ments
wln 0385procureprocure suchsuch aa famousfamous historyhistory toto bebe writtenwritten ofof hishis
wln 0386heroickeheroic prowesseprowess.
wln 0387Cit.CitizenCit.WellWell saidsaid RafeRafe, somesome moremore ofof thosethose wordswords RafeRafe.
wln 0388VVifeWife.TheyThey gogo finelyfinely byby mymy trothtroth.
wln 0389RafeRafe.WhyWhy shouldshould notnot II thenthen pursuepursue thisthis coursecourse, bothboth
wln 0390forfor thethe creditcredit ofof my selfemyself andand ourour CompanyCompany, forfor amongstamongst
wln 0391allall thethe worthyworthy bookesbooks ofof AtchieuementsAchievements II doedo notnot callcall
wln 0392toto mindemind thatthat II yetyet readread ofof aa GrocerGrocer ErrantErrant, II willwill bebe thethe
wln 0393saidsaid KnightKnight, hauehave youyou heardheard ofof anyany, thatthat hathhath wandredwandered
wln 0394vnfurnishedunfurnished ofof hishis SquireSquire andand DwarfeDwarf, mymy elderelder PrenticePrentice
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wln 0395TimTim shallshall bebe mymy trustytrusty SquireSquire, andand littlelittle GeorgeGeorge mymy DwarfeDwarf,
wln 0396HenceHence mymy blewblue AporneApronapron, yetyet inin remembranceremembrance ofof mymy formerformer
wln 0397TradeTrade, vponupon mymy shiledshieldshield shallshall bebe purtraideportrayed, aa burningburning PestlePestle,
wln 0398andand II willwill bebe cal’dcalled thethe KnightKnight otho’ th’o’th’ burningburning PestlePestle.
wln 0399WifeWife.NayNay, II daredare sweareswear thouthou wiltwilt notnot forgetforget thythy oldold
wln 0400TradeTrade, thouthou wertwert euerever meekemeek.RafeRafe.Tim.Tim.
wln 0401Tim.Tim.AnonAnon.
wln 0402RafeRafe.MyMy belouedbeloved SquireSquire, &and GeorgeGeorge mymy DwarfeDwarf, II chargecharge
wln 0403youyou thatthat fromfrom hence-forthhenceforth youyou neuernever callcall meme byby anyany otherother
wln 0404namename, butbut thethe RightRight CourteousCourteous andand ValiantValiant KnightKnight ofof thethe bur-burningbur∣ningburning
wln 0405ning
wln 0405PestlePestle
, andand thatthat youyou neuernever callcall anyany femalefemale byby thethe namename ofof
wln 0406aa womanwoman oror wenchwench, butbut fairefair LadieLady, ifif sheshe hauehave herher desiresdesires,
wln 0407ifif notnot distresseddistressed DamsellDamsel, thatthat youyou callcall allall ForrestsForests &and HeathsHeaths
wln 0408DesartsDeserts, andand allall horseshorseshorses’ PalfriesPalfreys.
wln 0409WifeWife.ThisThis isis veryvery finefine, faithfaith, dodo thethe GentlemenGentlemen likelike RafeRafe,
wln 0410thinkethink youyou, husbandhusband?
wln 0411Cittiz.CitizenCittiz.IAyay, II warrantwarrant theethee, thethe PlaiersPlayers wouldwould giuegive allall thethe
wln 0412shooesshoes inin theirtheir shopshop forfor himhim.
wln 0413RafeRafe.MyMy belouedbeloved SquireSquire TimTim, standstand outout, admitadmit thisthis werewere
wln 0414aa DesartDesert, andand ouerover itit aa KnightKnight erranterrant prickingpricking, andand II shouldshould
wln 0415bidbid youyou inquireinquire ofof hishis intentsintents, whatwhat wouldwould youyou saysay?
wln 0416Tim.Tim.SirSir, mymy MaisterMaster sentsent meme, toto knowknow whetherwhether youryouyouryou areare
wln 0417ridingriding?
wln 0418RafeRafe.NoNo, thusthus; fairefair sirsir, thethe RightRight CourteousCourteous andand ValiantValiant
wln 0419KnightKnight ofof thethe burningburning PestlePestle
, commandedcommanded meme toto enquireinquire, vponupon
wln 0420whatwhat aduentureadventure youryouyouryou areare boundbound, whetherwhether toto relieuerelieve somesome di-distresseddi∣stresseddistressed
wln 0421stressed
wln 0421DamselsDamsels, oror otherwiseotherwise.
wln 0422Cit.CitizenCit.WhoresomeWhoresonwhoreson blocke-headblockhead cannotcannot rememberremember.
wln 0423WifeWife.I’faithI’ faithI’faith, &and RafeRafe toldtold himhim on’ton ’ton’t beforebefore, allall thethe GentlemenGentlemen
wln 0424heardheard himhim, diddid hehe notnot GentlemenGentlemen, diddid notnot RafeRafe teltell himhim on’ton ’ton’t?
wln 0425GeorgeGeorge.RightRight CourteousCourteous andand ValiantValiant KnightKnight ofof thethe burningburning
wln 0426PestlePestle
, herehere isis aa distresseddistressed DamsellDamsel, toto hauehave aa halfe penny-halfehalfpennyworthhalf
wln 0427worth penny-worth pennyworth
wln 0427ofof pepperpepper.
wln 0428WifeWife.That’sThat’s aa goodgood boyboy, seesee, thethe littlelittle boyboy cancan hithit itit, byby
wln 0429mymy trothtroth it’sit’s aa finefine childchild.
wln 0430RafeRafe.RelieueRelieve herher withwith allall courteouscourteous languagelanguage, nownow
wln 0431shutshut vpup shoppeshop, nono moremore mymy PrenticePrentice, butbut mymy trustytrusty
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wln 0432SquireSquire andand DwarfeDwarf, II mustmust bespeakbebebespeak mymy shieldshield andand arming-arming∣pestlearmingarming∣pestle
wln 0433pestlepestle.
wln 0434Cit.CitizenCit.GoGo thythy waiesways RafeRafe, asas Im’eI’m aa truetrue manman, thouthou artart thethe
wln 0435bestbest onon ’em’em allall.
wln 0436WifeWife.RafeRafe, RafeRafe.
wln 0437RafeRafe.WhatWhat saysay youyou mistressemistress?
wln 0438WifeWife.II pre’theeprithee comecome againeagain quicklyquickly sweetsweet RafeRafe.
wln 0439RafeRafe.ByBy andand byby.ExitExit RafeRafe.
wln 0440EnterEnter IasperJasperjasper, andand hishis mothermother mistressemistress Merri-thoughtMerrythoughtMerrithought.
wln 0441Mist.MistressMist. merri.merrythoughtmerri.GiueGive theethee mymy blessingblessing? NoNo, Il’eI’ll ner’ene’er giuegive
wln 0442theethee mymy blessingblessing, Il’eI’ll seesee theethee hang’dhanged firstfirst; itit shallshall ner’ene’er beebe
wln 0443saidsaid II gauegave theethee mymy blessingblessing, th’artth’ artthou’rt thythy fathersfather’sfathers owneown sonneson,
wln 0444ofof thethe rightright bloudblood ofof thethe Merri-thoughtsMerrythoughtsmerry-thoughts, II maymay cursecurse thethe
wln 0445timetime thatthat er’eere II knewknew thythy fatherfather, hehe hathhath spentspent allall hishis owneown,
wln 0446andand minemine tootoo, andand whenwhen II telltell himhim ofof itit, hehe laugheslaughs andand dan-dancesdan∣cesdances
wln 0447ces,
wln 0447andand singssings, andand cryescries, AA merrymerry heartheart liueslives long-along-along. AndAnd
wln 0448thouthou artart aa wast-thriftwastethriftwaste-thrift, andand artart runrun awayaway fromfrom thythy maistermaster,
wln 0449thatthat lou’dloved theethee wellwell, andand artart comecome toto meme, andand II hauehave laidlaid vpup aa
wln 0450littlelittle forfor mymy yongeryounger sonneson MichaelMichael, andand thouthou think’stthink’st toto be-bezellbe∣zellbezzlebezell
wln 0451zell
wln 0451thatthat, butbut thouthou shaltshalt neuernever bebe ableable toto dodo itit. ComeCome hitherhither
wln 0452MichaelMichael, comecome MichaelMichael, downedown onon thythy kneesknees, thouthou shaltshalt
wln 0453hauehave mymy blessingblessing.EnterEnter MichaelMichael.
wln 0454Mich.MichaelMich.II praypray youyou mothermother praypray toto GodGod toto blessebless meme.
wln 0455Mist.MistressMist. merri.merrythoughtmerri.GodGod blessebless theethee: butbut IasperJasperjasper shalshall neuernever hauehave
wln 0456mymy blessingblessing, hehe shallshall bebe hang’dhanged firstfirst, shallshall heehe notnot MichaelMichael?
wln 0457howhow saistsaystsayest thouthou?
wln 0458Mich.MichaelMich.YesYes forsoothforsooth mothermother andand gracegrace ofof GodGod.
wln 0459Mist.MistressMist. merri.merrythoughtmerri.That’sThat’s aa goodgood boyboy.
wln 0460WifeWife.I faithI’ faithi’faith it’sit’s aa fine spokenfine-spokenfine spoken childchild.
wln 0461Iasp.JasperIasp.MotherMother, thoughthough youyou forgetforget aa parentsparent’s louelove,
wln 0462II mustmust preseruepreserve thethe dutyduty ofof aa childchild.
wln 0463II ranran notnot fromfrom mymy maistermaster, nornor returnereturn
wln 0464ToTo hauehave youryour stockestock maintainemaintain mymy IdlenesseIdleness.
wln 0465WifeWife.VngraciousUngracious childechild II warrantwarrant himhim, harkehark howhow heehe
wln 0466chopschops logickelogic withwith hishis mothermother: thouthou hadsthadst bestbest telltell herher sheshe
wln 0467lyeslies, dodo telltell herher sheshe lyeslies.
wln 0468Cit.CitizenCit.IfIf heehe werewere mymy sonneson, II wouldwould hanghang himhim vpup byby thethe
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wln 0469heelesheels, andand fleaflay himhim, andand saltsalt himhim, whoore-sonnewhoreson halter-halter∣sackhalter∣sack
wln 0470sackhalter-sack.
wln 0471Iasp.JasperIasp.MyMy commingcoming onelyonly isis toto beggebeg youryour louelove,
wln 0472WhichWhich II mustmust euerever, thoughthough II neuernever gainegain itit,
wln 0473AndAnd howsoeuerhowsoever youyou esteemeesteem ofof meme,
wln 0474ThereThere isis nono dropdrop ofof bloudblood hidhid inin thesethese veinesveins,
wln 0475ButBut II rememberremember wellwell belongsbelongs toto youyou
wln 0476ThatThat broughtbrought meme forthforth, andand wouldwould bebe gladglad forfor youyou
wln 0477ToTo riprip themthem allall againeagain, andand letlet itit outout.
wln 0478Mist.MistressMist. merri.merrythoughtmerri.I faithI’ faithi’faith II hadhad sorrowsorrow enoughenough forfor theethee (GodGod
wln 0479knowesknows) butbut Il’eI’ll hamperhamper theethee wellwell enoughenough: getget theethee inin
wln 0480thouthou vagabondvagabond, getget theethee inin, andand learnelearn ofof thythy brotherbrother Mi-MichaelMi∣chaelMichael
wln 0481chaelMichael
.
wln 0482OldOld merri.merrythoughtmerri. withinwithin.NoseNose, nosenose, iollyjolly redred nosenose, andand whowho gauegave
wln 0483theethee thisthis iollyjolly redred nosenose?
wln 0484Mist.MistressMist. merri.merrythoughtmerri.HarkeHark, mymy husbandhusband hee’she’s singingsinging andand hoitinghoiting,
wln 0485AndAnd Im’eI’m fainefain toto carkecark andand carecare, andand allall littlelittle enoughenough.
wln 0486HusbandHusband, CharlesCharles, CharlesCharles MerithoughtMerrythoughtMerithought.
wln 0487EnterEnter oldold MerithoughtMerrythoughtMerithought.
wln 0488OldOld merri.merrythoughtmerri.NutmegsNutmegs andand GingerGinger, CinnamonCinnamon andand ClouesCloves,
wln 0489AndAnd theythey gauegave meme thisthis iollyjolly redred NoseNose.

wln 0490Mist.MistressMist. merri.merrythoughtmerri.IfIf youyou wouldwould considerconsider youryour statestate, youyou wouldwould
wln 0491hauehave littlelittle lustlust toto singsing, I-wisseIwis.
wln 0492OldOld merri.merrythoughtmerri.ItIt shouldshould neuernever beebe consideredconsidered whilewhile itit werewere anan
wln 0493estateestate, ifif II thoughtthought itit wouldwould spoylespoil mymy singingsinging.
wln 0494Mist.MistressMist. merri.merrythoughtmerri.ButBut howhow wiltwilt thouthou dodo CharlesCharles, thouthou artart anan oldold
wln 0495manman, andand thouthou canstcanst notnot workework, andand thouthou hasthast notnot fortieforty shil-shillingsshil∣lingsshillings
wln 0496lings
wln 0496leftleft, andand thouthou eatesteatest goodgood meatmeat, andand drinkestdrinkest goodgood
wln 0497drinkedrink, andand laughestlaughest?
wln 0498OldOld merri.merrythoughtmerri.AndAnd willwill dodo.
wln 0499