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The London Prodigal
The London Prodigal

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ln 0002LONDONLONDON
ln 0003ProdigallProdigal.


ln 0004AsAs itit waswas plaideplayed byby thethe KingsKing’sking’s Maie-MaiestiesMaie∣stiesMajesty’s
ln 0005sties
ln 0005seruantsservants.

ln 0006ByBy VVilliamWilliam ShakespeareShakespeare,


ln 0007LONDONLONDON.

ln 0008PrintedPrinted byby T.T. C.C. forfor NathanielNathaniel ButterButter, andand
ln 0009areare toto bebe soldsold neerenear S.St.S. AustinsAustin’s gategate,
ln 0010atat thethe signesign ofof thethe pydepied BullBull.
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wln 0001THETHE LONDONLONDON
wln 0002ProdigallProdigal.


wln 0003EnterEnter oldold FlowerdaleFlowerdale andand hishis brotherbrother.

wln 0004Fath.FatherFath.BrotherBrother fromfrom VeniceVenice, beingbeing thusthus disguisdedisguised,
wln 0005II comecome toto proueprove thethe humourshumorshumours ofof mymy sonneson:
wln 0006HowHow hathhath hehe borneborn himselfehimself sincesince mymy departuredeparture,
wln 0007II leauingleaving youyou hishis patronepatron andand hishis guideguide?
wln 0008Vnck.UncleVnck.I faithI’ faithi’faith brotherbrother soso, asas youyou willwill grieuegrieve toto hearehear,
wln 0009AndAnd II almostalmost ashamdeashamed toto reportreport itit.
wln 0010Fath.FatherFath.WhyWhy howhow istis ’tis’t brotherbrother? whatwhat dothdoth hehe spendspend
wln 0011BeyondBeyond thethe allowanceallowance II leftleft himhim?
wln 0012Vnck.UncleVnck.HowHow! beyondbeyond thatthat? andand farrefar moremore: whywhy, youryour exibiti-exibitionexibiti∣onexhibition
wln 0013on
wln 0013isis nothingnothing, heehe hathhath spentspent thatthat, andand sincesince hathhath borrowedborrowed,
wln 0014protestedprotested withwith oathesoaths, alledgedalleged kindredkindred toto wringwring monymoney fromfrom
wln 0015meme, byby thethe louelove II borebore hishis fatherfather, byby thethe fortunesfortunes mightmight fall●allfall
wln 0016vponupon himselfhimself, toto furnishfurnish hishis wantswants:: thatthat donedone, II hauehave hadhad sincesince,
wln 0017hishis bondbond, hishis friendfriend andand friendsfriend’s bondbond, althoalthough II knoweknow thatthat heehe
wln 0018spendsspends isis yoursyours; yetyet itit grieuesgrieves meme toto seesee thethe vnbridledunbridled wildneswildness
wln 0019thatthat rainesreignsreins ouerover himhim.
wln 0020FathFatherBrotherBrother, whatwhat isis thethe mannermanner ofof hishis lifelife? howehow isis thethe
wln 0021namename ofof hishis offencesoffensesoffences? ifif theythey dodo notnot rellishrelish altogetheraltogether ofof dam-damnationdam∣dationdamnation
wln 0022dation,
wln 0022hishis youthyouth maymay priuiledgep●iuiledgeprivilege hishis wantonnessewantonness: II my selfemyself
wln 0023ranneran anan vnbrideledunbridled coursecourse tilltill thirtiethirty, naynay almostalmost tilltill fortieforty,
wln 0024wellwell, youyou seesee howhow II amam: forfor vicevice onceonce lookedlooked intointo withwith thethe eieseyes
wln 0025ofof discretiondiscretion, andand wellwell balancedbalanced withwith thethe waitesweightswaits ofof reasonreason, thethe
wln 0026coursecourse pastpast, seemesseems soso abhominableabominable, thatthat thethe LandlordLandlord ofof him-himselfehim∣selfehimself
wln 0027selfe,
wln 0027whichwhich isis thethe heartheart ofof hishis bodybody, willwill ratherrather intombeentomb him-himselfehim∣selfehimself
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wln 0028selfe
wln 0028inin thethe earthearth, oror seekseek aa newnew TenātTenātTenant toto remaineremain inin himhim, whichwhich
wln 0029onceonce settledsettled, howhow muchmuch betterbetter areare theythey thatthat inin theirtheir youthyouth
wln 0030hauehave knowneknown allall thesethese vicesvices, andand leftleft itit, thenthan thosethose thatthat kneweknew
wln 0031littlelittle, andand inin theirtheir ageage runnesruns intointo itit? BeleeueBelieve meme brotherbrother, theythey
wln 0032thatthat dyedie mostmost vertuousvirtuous, hathhath inin theirtheir youthyouth, liuedlived mostmost viciousvicious,
wln 0033andand nonenone knowesknows thethe dangerdanger ofof thethe firefire, moremore thenthan hehe thatthat
wln 0034fallesfalls intointo iti●it: ButBut saysay, howhow isis thethe coursecourse ofof hishis lifelife? letslet’s hearehear hishis
wln 0035particularsparticulars.
wln 0036Vnck.UncleVnck.WhyWhy IleI’ll telltell youyou brotherbrother, heehe isis aa continualcontinual swearerswearer,
wln 0037AndAnd aa breakerbreaker ofof hishis oathesoaths, whichwhich isis badbad.
wln 0038Unck.UncleUnck.II grantgrant indeedindeed toto sweareswear isis badbad, butbut notnot inin keepingkeeping
wln 0039thosethose oathesoaths isis betterbetter: forfor whowho willwill setset byby aa badbad thingthing?
wln 0040NayNay byby mymy faithfaith, II holdhold thisthis ratherrather aa vertuevirtue thenthan aa vicevice,
wln 0041WellWell, II praypray proceedeproceed.
wln 0042Vnck.UncleVnck.HeHe isis aa mightymighty brawlerbrawler, andand comescomes commonlycommonly byby (thethe worstworst.
wln 0043Fath.FatherFath.ByBy mymy faithfaith thisthis isis nonenone ofof thethe worstworst neitherneither, forfor ifif hehe
wln 0044BrawleBrawl andand bebe beatenbeaten forfor itit, itit wilwill inin timetime makemake himhim shunneshun itit:
wln 0045ForFor whatwhat bringsbrings manman oror childchild, moremore toto vertuevirtue, thenthan correctiōcorrectiōcorrection?
wln 0046WhatWhat raignesreigns ouerover himhim elseelse?
wln 0047Unck.UncleUnck.HeHe isis aa greatgreat drinkerdrinker, andand oneone thatthat willwill forgetforget him=himselfehim∣selfehimself(selfe.
wln 0048Fath.FatherFath.OO bestbest ofof allall, vicevice shouldshould bebe forgottenforgotten: letlet himhim drinkdrink (onon,
wln 0049SoSo hehe drinkedrink notnot churcheschurches.
wln 0050NayNay andand thisthis bebe thethe worstworst, II holdhold itit ratherrather aa happineshappiness inin himhim,
wln 0051ThenThan anyany iniquityiniquity. HathHath hehe anyany moremore attendantsattendants?
wln 0052Unck.UncleUnck.BrotherBrother, hehe isis oneone thatthat willwill borrowborrow ofof anyany manman.
wln 0053Fath.FatherFath.WhyWhy youyou seesee soso dothdoth thethe seasea, itit borrowesborrows ofof allall thethe smalsmall
wln 0054CurrentsCurrents inin thethe worldworld, toto encreaseincrease himselfehimself.
wln 0055Vnck.UncleVnck.IAyay, butbut thethe seasea paiespays itit againeagain, andand soso willwill neuernever youryour sonson.
wln 0056Fath.FatherFath.NoNo moremore wouldwould thethe seasea neitherneither, ifif itit werewere asas drydry asas mymy
wln 0057sonneson.
wln 0058Vnck.UncleVnck.ThenThen brotherbrother, II seesee youyou ratherrather likelike thesethese vicesvices inin youryour (sonneson,
wln 0059ThenThan anyany wayway condemnecondemn themthem.
wln 0060Fath.FatherFath.NayNay mistakemistake meme notnot brotherbrother, forfor thothough II slurslur themthem o-ouero∣uerover
wln 0061uer
wln 0061nownow,
wln 0062AsAs thingsthings slightslight andand nothingnothing, hishis crimescrimes beingbeing inin thethe buddebud,
wln 0063ItIt wouldwould gallgall mymy heartheart, theythey shouldshould euerever raignereign inin himhim.
wln 0064Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.Ho!Ho! whoeswho’s withinwithin hoho?
wln 0065FlowerdaleFlowerdale knockesknocks withinwithin.
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wln 0066Unck.UncleUnck.That’sThat’s youryour sonneson, heehe isis comecome toto borroweborrow moremore
wln 0067moneymoney.
wln 0068Fath.FatherFath.ForFor GodsakeGodsake giuegive itit outout II amam deaddead, seesee howhow helehe’ll taketake itit,
wln 0069SaySay II hauehave broughtbrought youyou newesnews fromfrom hishis fatherfather.
wln 0070II hauehave herehere drawnedrawn aa formallformal willwill, asas itit werewere fromfrom my selfemyself,
wln 0071WhichWhich IleI’ll deliuerdeliver himhim.
wln 0072Vnck.UncleVnck.GoeGoetooGo tooto brotherbrother, nono moremore: II willwill.
wln 0073Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.VnckleUncle, wherewhere areare youyou VnckleUncle?withinwithin,
wln 0074Vnck.UncleVnck.LetLet mymy cousencousin inin therethere.
wln 0075Fath.FatherFath.II amam aa SaylerSailor comecome fromfrom UeniceVenice, andand mymy namename isis (ChristopherChristopher.

wln 0076EnterEnter FlowerdaleFlowerdale.

wln 0077Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.ByBy thethe LordLord, inin truthtruth VnckleUncle.
wln 0078Vnck.UncleVnck.InIn truthtruth wouldwould aha’a seru’dserved cousencousin, withoutwithout thethe LordLord.
wln 0079Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.ByBy youryour leaueleave VnckleUncle, thethe LordLord, isis thethe LordLord ofof truthtruth.
wln 0080AA couplecouple ofof rascallesrascals atat thethe gategate, setset vponupon meme forfor mymy pursepurse.
wln 0081Unck.UncleUnck.YouYou neuernever comecome, butbut youyou bringbring aa brawlebrawl inin youryour
wln 0082mouthmouth.
wln 0083Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.ByBy mymy truthtruth VnckleUncle, youyou mustmust needesneeds lendlend meme tenneten (poundpound.

wln 0084Vnck.UncleVnck.GiueGive mymy cousencousin somesome smallsmall beerebeer herehere.
wln 0085Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.NayNay lookelook youyou, youyou turneturn itit toto aa iestjest nownow, byby thisthis lightlight,
wln 0086II shouldshould ryderide toto CroydonCroyden fayrefair, toto meetemeet syrsir LancelotLancelot SpurrockSpurcock,
wln 0087II shouldshould hauehave hishis daughterdaughter LuceLuce, andand forfor scuruyscurvy
wln 0088TenneTenten poundpound, aa manman shalshall looselose ninenine hundredhundred three-scorethreescore andand
wln 0089oddeodd poundspounds, andand aa dailydaily friendfriend besidebeside, byby thisthis handehand Vnc-VnckleVnc∣kleUnclekle tis’tis truetrue.

wln 0090Vnck.UncleVnck.WhyWhy, anyany thingthing isis truetrue forfor oughtaught II knowknow.
wln 0091Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.ToTo seesee nownow: whywhy youyou shallshall hauehave mymy bondbond VnckleUncle,
wln 0092oror TomTom WhitesWhite’sWhites, IamesJamesjames BrocksBrock’sBrocks: oror NickNick HallsHall’s, asas goodgood rapyerrapier
wln 0093andand daggerdagger menmen, asas anyany bebe inin EnglandEngland, letslet’s bebe dambn’ddamned ifif weewe
wln 0094doedo notnot paypay youyou, thethe worstworst ofof vsus allall willwill notnot damnedamn our seluesourselves
wln 0095forfor tenten poundpound. AA poxepox ofoftenoftenof tenten poundpound.
wln 0096Unck.UncleUnck.CousenCousin, thisthis isis notnot thethe firstfirst timetime II hauehave beleeu’dbelieved youyou.
wln 0097Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.WhyWhy trusttrust meme nownow, youyou knowknow notnot whatwhat maymay fallfall:
wln 0098IfIf oneone thingthing werewere butbut truetrue, II wouldwould notnot greatlygreatly carecare,
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wln 0099II shouldshould notnot needeneed tenten poundpound, butbut whenwhen aa manman cannotcannot bebe be-beleeuedbe∣leeuedbelieved
wln 0100leeued,
wln 0100ther’sthere’s itit.
wln 0101Vnck.UncleVnck.WhyWhy whatwhat isis itit cousencousin?
wln 0102Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.MaryMarrymarry thisthis VnckleUncle, cancan youyou telltell meme ifif thethe Katern-KaternhueKatern∣hueKaternhue
wln 0103hue
wln 0103bebe comecome homehome oror nono?
wln 0104Vnck.UncleVnck.II marymarry istis ’tis’t.
wln 0105Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.ByBy GodGod II thankethank youyou forfor thatthat newesnews.
wln 0106WhatWhat istis ’tis’t inin thethe poolepool cancan youyou telltell?
wln 0107Vnck.UncleVnck.ItIt isis; whatwhat ofof thatthat?
wln 0108Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.WhatWhat? whywhy thenthen II hauehave sixesix peecespieces ofof velletvelvetvellet sentsent meme
wln 0109IleI’ll giuegive youyou aa peecepiece VnckleUncle:: forfor thusthus saidsaid thethe letterletter,
wln 0110AA peecepiece ofof AshcolourAsh-colorAsh-colour, aa three pildethree-piledthree piled blackblack, aa colourde deroycolourde decoycolour-de-roycoloured decoy,
wln 0111AA crimsoncrimson, aa sadsad greenegreen, andand aa purplepurple: yesyes yfaithi’ faithi’faith.
wln 0112Vnck.UncleVnck.FromFrom whomwhom shouldshould youyou receiuereceive thisthis?
wln 0113Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.FromFrom whowho? whywhy fromfrom mymy fatherfather? withwith commenda-commendationscommenda∣tionscommendations
wln 0114tions
wln 0114toto youyou VnckleUncle, andand thusthus hehe writeswrites: II knowknow saithsaith hehe, thouthou
wln 0115hasthast muchmuch troubledtroubled thythy kindekind VnckleUncle, whomwhom God-willingGod willingGod-willing
wln 0116atat mymy returnereturn II willwill seesee amplyamply satisfiedsatisfied: AmplyAmply, II rememberremember
wln 0117waswas thethe veryvery wordword; soso GodGod helpehelp meme.
wln 0118Unck.UncleUnck.HaueHave youyou thethe letterletter herehere?
wln 0119Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.YesY●sYes II hauehave thethe letterletter herehere, herehere isis thethe letterletter: nono, yesyes, nono
wln 0120letlet meme seesee, whatwhat breechsbreeches worewore II ao’a SatterdaySaturday: letlet meme seesee, ao’a Tues-TuesdayTues∣dayTuesday
wln 0121day,
wln 0121mymy CalymankaCalamancoCalymanka, ao’a WednesdayWednesday, mymy peachpeach colourcolorcolour SattinSatin, ao’a
wln 0122ThursdayThursday mymy VellureVelourvelour, ao’a FridayFriday mymy CallymankaCalamancoCallymanka againeagain, ao’a
wln 0123SatterdaySaturday, letlet meme seesee ao’a SatterdaySaturday, forfor inin thosethose breechesbreeches II worewore
wln 0124ao’a SatterdaySaturday isis thethe letterletter: OOOh mymy rydingridingryding breechesbreeches AnckleAnkle, thosethose
wln 0125thatthat youyou thoughtthought hadhad benebeen velletvelvetvellet,
wln 0126InIn thosethose veryvery breechesbreeches isis thethe letterletter.
wln 0127Vnck.UncleVnck.WhenWhen shouldshould itit bebe dateddate●dated?
wln 0128Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.MaryMarryMary DidicimoDidicimo tersiostersios septembrisseptembris, nono nono, trydisimotrydisimo ter-tersioster∣siostersios
wln 0129sios
wln 0129OctobrisOctobris
, IAyI OctobrisOctobris,, soso itit isis.
wln 0130Vnck.UncleVnck.DicditimoDicditimo tersiostersios OctobrisOctobris: andand herehere receiuereceive II aa let-letterlet∣terletter
wln 0131ter
wln 0131thatthat youryour fatherfather dyeddied inin IuneJunejune: howhow saysay youyou KesterKester?
wln 0132Fath.FatherFath.YesYes trulytruly syrsir, youryour fatherfather isis deaddead, thesethese handshands ofof minemine
wln 0133holpehopeho●peholphope toto windewind himhim.
wln 0134Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.DeadDead?
wln 0135Fath.FatherFath.IAyI syrsir deaddead.
wln 0136Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.Sblood’Sblood’sblood, howhow shouldshould mymy fatherfather comecome deaddead?
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wln 0137Fath.FatherFath.YfaithI’ faithI’faith syrsir accordingaccording toto thethe oldold ProuerbeProverb,
wln 0138TheThe childechild waswas borneborn: andand cryedcried, becamebecame manman,
wln 0139AfterAfter fellfell sickesick, andand dyeddied.
wln 0140Vnck.UncleVnck.NayNay cousencousin doedo notnot taketake itit soso heauilyheavily.
wln 0141Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.NayNay II cannoncannotcannoncannot weepeweep youyou extemporyextempore, marymarry somesome
wln 0142twotwo oror threethree dayesdays hencehence, II shallshall weepweep withoutwithout anyany stintancestintance.
wln 0143ButBut II hopehope hehe dyeddied inin goodgood memorymemory.
wln 0144Fath.FatherFath.VeryVery wellwell syrsir, andand setset downedown eueryevery thingthing inin goodgood or-orderor∣derorder(der,
wln 0145AndAnd thethe KatherineKatherine andand HueHughHue youyou talkttalked ofof, II camecame ouerover inin:
wln 0146AndAnd II sawsaw allall thethe billesbills ofof ladinglading, andand thethe velletvelvetvellet
wln 0147ThatThat youyou talkttalked ofof, therethere isis nono suchsuch aboordaboard.
wln 0148Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.ByBy GodGod II assureassure youyou, thenthenthan therethere isis knaueryknavery abroadabroad.
wln 0149Fath.FatherFath.IleI’ll bebe swornesworn ofof thatthat: ther’sthere’s knaueryknavery abroadabroad,
wln 0150AlthoAlthough therethere werewere neuernever aa peecepiece ofof velletvelvetvellet inin VeniceV●niceVenice.
wln 0151Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.II hopehope hehe dyeddied inin goodgood estateestate.
wln 0152Fath.FatherFath.ToTo thethe reportreport ofof thethe worldworld hehe diddid, andand mademade hishis (willwill,
wln 0153OfOf whichwhich II amam anan vnworthyunworthy bearerbearer.
wln 0154Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.HisHis willwill, hauehave youyou hishis willwill?
wln 0155Fath.FatherFath.YesYes syrsir, andand inin thethe presencepresence ofof youryour VnckleUncle,
wln 0156II waswas willedwilled toto deliuerdeliver itit.
wln 0157Vnck.UncleVnck.II hopehope cousencousin, nownow GodGod hathhath blessedblessed youyou withwith
wln 0158wealthwealth, youyou willwill notnot bebe vnmindfullunmindful ofof meme.
wln 0159Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.IleI’ll doedo reasonreason VnckleUncle, yetyet yfaithi’ faithi’faith II taketake thethe denialldenial
wln 0160ofof thisthis tenneten poundpound veryvery hardlyhardly.
wln 0161Vnck.UncleVnck.NayNay II denydedonydedenied youyou notnot.
wln 0162Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.ByBy GodGod youyou denidedenied meme directlydirectly.
wln 0163Vnck.UncleVnck.IleI’ll bebe iudgejudge byby thisthis good-fellowegoodfellow.
wln 0164Fath.FatherFath.NotNot directlydirectly syrsir.
wln 0165Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.WhyWhy hehe saidsaid hehe wouldwould lendlend meme nonenone, andand thatthat hadhad
wln 0166wontwont toto bebe aa directdirect denyalldenial, ifif thethe oldold phrasephrase holdehold:
wln 0167WellWell VnckleUncle, comecome weelewe’ll fallfall toto thethe LegasiesLegacieslegacies,
wln 0168InIn thethe namename ofof GodGod, AmenAmen.
wln 0169ItemItem, II bequeathbequeath toto mymy brotherbrother FlowerdaleFlowerdale, threethree hundredhundred
wln 0170poundspounds, toto paypay suchsuch triualltrivial debtsdebts asas II oweowe inin LondonLondon.
wln 0171ItemItem, toto mymy sonneson MatMa●Mat FlowerdaleFlowerdale, II bequeathbequeath twotwo baylebail ofof
wln 0172falsefalse dycedice, UidellicedVidelicetvidelicet, highhigh menmen, andand loelowlo menmen, fullomesfulhamsfullomes, stopstop
wln 0173cater traiescater-treyscater trays, andand otherother bonesbones ofof functionfunction.
wln 0174Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.Sblood’Sblood’sblood whatwhat dothdoth hehe meanemean byby thisthis?
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wln 0175Vnck.UncleVnck.ProceedeProceed cousencousin.
wln 0176Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.TheseThese preceptsprecepts II leaueleave himhim, letlet himhim borrowborrow ofof hishis (oathoath,
wln 0177ForFor ofof hishis wordword no bodynobody willwill trusttrust himhim.
wln 0178LetLet himhim byby nono meanesmeans marrymarry anan honesthonest womanwoman,
wln 0179ForFor thethe otherother willwill keepekeep her selfeherself.
wln 0180LetLet himhim stealesteal asas muchmuch asas hehe cancan, thatthat aa guiltyguilty conscienceconscience
wln 0181MayMay bringbring himhim toto hishis destinatedestinate repentancerepentance,
wln 0182II thinkethink hehe meanesmeans hanginghanging. AndAnd thisthis werewere hishis lastlast willwill andand
wln 0183TestamentTestament, thethe DiuellDevil stoodstood laughinglaughing atat hishis beddesbed’s feetefeet
wln 0184whilewhile hehe mademade itit. Sblood’Sblood’sblood, whatwhat dothdoth heehe thinkethink toto fopfop ofof hishis
wln 0185posteritieposterity withwith ParadoxesParadoxes.
wln 0186Fath.FatherFath.ThisThis hehe mademade syrsir withwith hishis owneown handshands.
wln 0187Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.IAyay, wellwell, naynay comecome goodgood VnckleUncle, letlet meme hauehave thisthis tenten
wln 0188poundpound, ImagineImagine youyou hauehave lostlost itit, oror robdrobbed ofof itit, oror misreckondmisreckoned
wln 0189your selfeyourself soso muchmuch: anyany wayway toto makemake itit comecome easilyeasily offoff, goodgood
wln 0190VnckleUncle.
wln 0191Vnck.UncleVnck.NotNot aa pennypenny.
wln 0192Fath.FatherFath.YfaithI’ faithI’faith lendlend itit himhim syrsir; II my selfemyself hauehave anan estateestate inin thethe
wln 0193CitieCity worthworth twentytwenty poundpound, allall thatthat ilei’llI’ll ingageengage forfor himhim, hehe saithsaith
wln 0194itit concernesconcerns himhim inin aa marriagemarriage.
wln 0195Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.IAyI marrymarry dothdoth itit, thisthis isis aa fellowfellow ofof somesome sensesense, thisthis:
wln 0196ComeCome goodgood VnckleUncle.
wln 0197VnckUncleWillWill youyou giuegive youryour wordword forfor itit KesterKes●erKester?
wln 0198Fath.FatherFath.II willwill syrsir, willinglywillingly.
wln 0199Vnck.UncleVnck.WellWell cousencousin, comecome toto meme somesome howerhour hencehence, youyou shallshall
wln 0200hauehave itit readieready.
wln 0201Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.ShallShall II notnot failefail?
wln 0202Unck.UncleUnck.YouYou shallshall notnot, comecome oror sendsend.
wln 0203Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.NayNay ilei’llI’ll comecome my selfemyself.
wln 0204Fath.FatherFath.ByBy mymy troathtroth, wouldwould II werewere youryour worshipsworship’s manman.
wln 0205Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.WhatWhat wouldstwouldst thouthou serueserve?
wln 0206Fath.FatherFath.VeryVery willinglywillingly syrsir.
wln 0207Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.WhyWhy ilei’llI’ll telltell theethee whatwhat thouthou shaltshalt doedo, thouthou saithsaith thouthou
wln 0208hasthast twentietwenty poundpound, goego intointo BurchinBurchin LaneLane, putput thy selfethyself intointo
wln 0209cloathesclothes, thouthou shaltshalt rideride withwith meme toto CroydenCroyden fayrefair.
wln 0210Fath.FatherFath.II thankethank youyou syrsir, II willwill attendattend youyou.
wln 0211Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.WellWell VnckleUncle, youyou willwill notnot failefail meme anan howerhour hencehence?
wln 0212Vnck.UncleVnck.II willwill notnot cousencousincozen.
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wln 0213Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.WhatsWhat’swhat’s thythy namename KesterKester?
wln 0214Fath.FatherFath.IAyI syrsir.
wln 0215Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.WellWell, prouideprovide thy selfethyself: VnckleUncle farewelllfarewellfarewelll tilltill anonanon.
wln 0216ExitExit FlowerdaleFlowerdale.
wln 0217Vnck.UncleVnck.BrotherBrother, howhow doedo youyou likelike youryour sonneson?
wln 0218Fath.FatherFath.YfaithI’ faithI’faith brotherbrother, likelike aa madmad vnbridledunbridled coltcolt,
wln 0219OrOr asas aa HawkeHawk, thatthat neuernever stoop’dstooped toto lurelure:
wln 0220TheThe oneone mustmust bebe tamdetamed withwith anan yroniron bytbit,
wln 0221TheThe otherother mustmust bebe watchedwatched, oror stillstill sheshe isis wildewild,
wln 0222SuchSuch isis mymy sonneson, awhileawhile letlet himhim bebe soso:
wln 0223ForFor counsellcounsel stillstill isis folliesfolly’s deadlydeadly foefoe.
wln 0224IleI’ll serueserve hishis youthyouth, forfor youthyouth mustmust hauehave hishis coursecourse,
wln 0225ForFor beingbeing restrainderestrained, itit makesmakes himhim tenten timestimes worseworse:
wln 0226HisHis pridepride, hishis ryotriot, allall thatthat maymay bebe namednamed,
wln 0227TimeTime maymay recallrecall, andand allall hishis madnessemadness tamedtamed.
wln 0228EnterEnter syrsir LauncelotLancelotLauncelot, MaisterMaster WeathercockeWeathercock, DaffidillDaffodilDaffidill,
wln 0229ArtichoakeArtichoke, LuceLuce, andand FranckeFranckfrank.

wln 0230Lance.LancelotLance.SyrrhaSirrahsirrah ArtichoakeArtichoke, getget youyou homehome beforebefore,
wln 0231AndAnd asas youyou prouedproved your selfeyourself aa calfecalf inin byingbuying,
wln 0232DriueDrive homehome youryour fellowfellow calfescalves thatthat youyou hauehave boughtbought.
wln 0233Arti.ArtichokeArti.YesYes forsoothforsooth, shallshall notnot mymy fellowfellow DaffidillDaffodilDaffidill goego alongalong (withwith meme.

wln 0234Lance.LancelotLance.NoNo syrsir, nono, II mustmust hauehave oneone toto waitewait onon meme.
wln 0235Arty.ArtichokeArty.DaffidillDaffodilDaffidill, farewellfarewell goodgood fellowfellow DaffidillDaffodilDaffidill,
wln 0236YouYou maymay seesee mistressemistress, II amam setset vpup byby thethe halueshalves,
wln 0237In steedInsteadIn steed ofof waitingwaiting onon youyou, II amam sentsent toto driuedrive homehome caluescalves.
wln 0238Lance.LancelotLance.YfaithI’ faithI’faith FranckeFranckFrancke, II mustmust turneturn awayaway thisthis DaffidillDaffodilDaffidill,
wln 0239HeesHe’s grownegrown aa veryvery foolishfoolish sawciesaucy fellowfellow.
wln 0240Fran.FrancesFran.IndeedIndeed lawla fatherfather, hehe waswas soso sincesince II hadhad himhim:
wln 0241BeforeBefore hehe waswas wisewise enoughenough, forfor aa foolishfoolish seruing-manservingman.
wln 0242Wea.WeathercockWea.ButBut whatwhat saysay youyou toto meme syrsir LancelotLancelot?
wln 0243Lance.LancelotLance.OO, aboutabout mymy daughtersdaughters, welwell II willwill goego forwardforward,
wln 0244HeersHere’shere’s twotwo ofof themthem GodGod sauesave themthem: butbut thethe thirdthird,
wln 0245OOOh sheesshe’s aa strangerstranger inin herher coursecourse ofof lifelife,
wln 0246SheeShe hathhath refusedrefused youyou MaisterMaster WeathercockeWeathercock.
wln 0247Wea.WeathercockWea.IAyI byby thethe RoodRood syrsir LancelotLancelot thatthat sheshe hathhath,
wln 0248ButBut hadhad sheshe tridetried meme, sheshe shouldshould aha’a’ foundfound aa manman ofof meme indeedindeed.
wln 0249Lance.LancelotLance.NayNay bebe notnot angryangry syrsir, atat herher denialldenial,
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wln 0250SheeShe hathhath refus’derefused seauenseven ofof thethe worshipfulstworshipful’stworshipfulst andand worthyestworthiest
wln 0251hous-keepershousekeepers thisthis dayday inin KentKent:
wln 0252IndeedIndeed sheshe willwill notnot marrymarry II supposesuppose.
wln 0253Wea.WeathercockWea.TheThe moremore foolefool sheshe.
wln 0254Lance.LancelotLance.WhatWhat isis itit follyfolly toto louelove CharitieCharity?
wln 0255Wea.WeathercockWea.NoNo mistakemistake meme notnot syrsir Lancelot〈◊〉Lancelot,
wln 0256ButBut tis’tis anan oldold prouerbeproverb, andand youyou knowknow itit wellwell,
wln 0257ThatThat womenwomen dyingdying maidesmaids, leadlead apesapes inin hellhell.
wln 0258Lance.LancelotLance.ThatsThat’sthat’s aa foolishfoolish prouerbeproverb, andand aa falsefalse.
wln 0259Wea.WeathercockWea.ByBy thethe massemass II thinkethink itit bebe, andand thereforetherefore letlet itit goego:
wln 0260ButBut whowho shallshall marrymarry withwith mistressemistress FrancesFrances?
wln 0261Fran.FrancesFran.ByBy mymy troathtroth theythey areare talkingtalking ofof marryingmarrying meme sistersister.
wln 0262Luce.Luce.PeacePeace, letlet themthem talketalk:
wln 0263FoolesFools maymay hauehave leaueleave toto prattleprattle asas theythey walkewalk.
wln 0264Daff.DaffodilDaff.SentessesSentencesSentessesSentences stillstill sweetsweet mistressemistress,
wln 0265YouYou hauehave aa witwit, andand itit werewere youryour Alliblasteralabasteralabaster.
wln 0266Luce.Luce.YfaithY●aithI’ faithI’faith andand thythy tonguetongue tripstrips trench-moretrenchmore.
wln 0267Lance.LancelotLance.NoNo ofof mymy knight-hoodknighthood, notnot aa shutersuitorshuter yetyet:
wln 0268AlasAlas GodGod helpehelp herher silliesilly girlegirl, aa foolefool, aa verievery foolefool:
wln 0269ButBut thersthere’s thethe otherother black-browesblack-brows aa shroadshrewd girlegirl,
wln 0270SheeShe hathhath witwit atat willwill, andand shuterssuitors twotwo oror threethree:
wln 0271SyrSir ArthurArthur Greene-sheldGreenshield oneone, aa gallantgallant knightknight,
wln 0272AA valiantvaliant SouldierSoldier, butbut hishis powerpower butbut poorepoor.
wln 0273ThenThen thersthere’s yongyoung Oliuer〈◊〉Oliver, thethe Deuen-shyreDevonshire ladlad,
wln 0274AA warywary fellowfellow, marrymarry fullfull ofof witwit,
wln 0275AndAnd richrich byby thethe roodrood, butbut thersthere’s aa thirdthird allall aireair,
wln 0276LightLight asas aa featherfeather, changingchanging asas thethe windwind: youngyoung FlowerdaleFlowerdal●Flowerdale.
wln 0277Wea.WeathercockWea.OO heehe syrsir, heeshe’s aa desperatedesperate dickdick indeedindeed.
wln 0278BarreBar himhim youryour househouse.
wln 0279Lance.LancelotLance.FyeFie notnot soso, heeshe’s ofof goodgood parentageparentage.
wln 0280Wea.WeathercockWea.ByBy mymy faiefay andand soso hehe isis, andand aa properproper manman.
wln 0281Lance.LancelotLance.IAyI properproper enoughenough, hadhad hehe goodgood qualitiesqualities.
wln 0282Wea.WeathercockWea.IAyI marriemarry, thersthere’s thethe pointpoint syr〈◊〉sir Lancelot〈◊〉Lancelot:
wln 0283ForFor thersthere’s anan oldold sayingsaying,
wln 0284BeBe hehe richrich, oror bebe hehe poorepoor,
wln 0285Be〈◊〉Be hehe hyehigh, oror bebe hehe lowelow:
wln 0286BeBe hehe borneborn inin barnebarn oror hallhall,
wln 0287Tis’Tis manersmanners makesmakes thethe manman andand allall.
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wln 0288LanceLancelot〈◊〉Lancelot〈◊〉.YouYou areare inin thethe rightright maistermaster WeathercockWeatherc●ckWeathercock.
wln 0289EnterEnter MounsierMonsieurmonsieur CiuetCiuet.CivetCiuet...
wln 0290Ciuet〈◊〉Civet〈◊〉.SouleSoul, II thinkethink II amam suresure crossedcrossed,
wln 0291OrOr witchtwi●htwitchedwi●ht withwith anan owleowl, II hauehave hantedhaunted themthem: InneInn afterafter InneInn,
wln 0292boothbooth, afterafter boothbooth, yetyet cannotcannot findefind themthem, haha yonderyonder theythey areare,
wln 0293thatsthat’s sheshe, II hopehope toto GodGod tis〈◊〉’tis sheeshe, naynay II knowknow tis’tis sheeshe nownow, forfor
wln 0294she●heshe treadestreads herher shooeshoe aa littlelittle awryawry.
wln 0295Lance.LancelotLance.WhereWhere isis thisthis Iinne●inneinn●inne? wewe areare pastpast itit DaffidillDaffodilDaffidill.
wln 0296DaffidillDaffodilDaffidill.TheThe goodgood signesign isis heerehere syrsir, butbut thethe backback gategate isis (beforebefore.
wln 0297Ciuet.CivetCiuet.SaueSave youyou syrsir, II praypray maymay II borrowborrow aa peecepiece ofof aa
wln 0298wordword withwith youyou?
wln 0299Daff.DaffodilDaff.NoNo peecespieces syrsir.
wln 0300Ciu.CivetCiu.WhyWhy thenthen thethe wholewhole.
wln 0301II praypray syrsir, whatwhat maymay yonderyonder gentlewomengentlewomen bebe?
wln 0302Daff.DaffodilDaff.TheyThey maymay bebe LadiesLadies syrsir, ifif thethe destiniesdestinies andand mortalitiemortality (workework.
wln 0303Ciu.CivetCiu.WhatsWhat’swhat’s herher namename syrsir.
wln 0304Daff.DaffodilDaff.MistresseMistress FrancesFrances SpurcockeSpurcock, syrsir Laucelots-SpurcockesLancelot Spurcock’sLancelot-Spurcock’s (daughterdaughter.
wln 0305Ciu.CivetCiu.IsIs sheshe aa maidmaid syrsir?
wln 0306Daff.DaffodilDaff.YouYou maymay askeask PlutoPluto, andand damedame ProserpineProserpine thatthat:
wln 0307II wouldwould bebe lothloath toto bebe ridelledriddled syrsir.
wln 0308Ciu.CivetCiu.IsIs sheshe marriedmarried II meanemean syrsir?
wln 0309Daff.DaffodilDaff.TheThe FatesFates knowesknows notnot yetyet whatwhat shoe-makershoc-makershoemakerShoemaker shallshall
wln 0310makemake herher weddingwedding shooesshoes.
wln 0311Ciu.CivetCiu.II praypray wherewhere InneInn youyou syrsir? II wouldwould bebe veryvery gladglad toto be-bestowebe∣stowebestow
wln 0312stowe
wln 0312thethe winewine ofof thatthat gentlewomangentlewoman.
wln 0313Daff.DaffodilDaff.AtAt thethe GeorgeGeorge syrsir.
wln 0314Ciu.CivetCiu.GodGod sauesave youyou syrsir.
wln 0315Daff.DaffodilDaff.II praypray youryour namename syrsir?
wln 0316Ciu.CivetCiu.MyMy namename isis maistermaster CiuetCiu●tCivet syrsir.
wln 0317Daff.DaffodilDaff.AA sweetsweet namename, GodGod bebe withwith youyou goodgood maistermaster CiuetCivet.

wln 0318ExitExit Ciuet.CivetCiuet.
wln 0319Lance.LancelotLance.AAhA, hauehave wew●w●we spidespied youyou stoutstout S.SaintS. GeorgeGeorge?
wln 0320ForFor allall youryour dragondragon, youyou hadhad bestbest sellessells goodgood winewine:
wln 0321ThatThat needsneeds nono〈◊〉〈◊〉 - y’uie-bushyuie-bushbushivy-bush, wellwell, weelewelew●lewe’ll notnot sitsit byby itit,
wln 0322AsAs youyou dodo onon youryour horsehorse, thisthis roomeroom shallshall serueseru●serve:
wln 0323DrawerDrawer, letlet meme hauehave sackesack forfor vsus oldold menmen:
wln 0324ForFor thesethese girlesgirls andand knauesknaves smallsmall wineswines areare bestbest..,
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wln 0325AA pintepint ofof sackesack, nono moremore.
wln 0326Draw.DrawerDraw.AA quartquart ofof sacksack inin thethe threethree TunnesTunsTons,
wln 0327Lance.LancelotLance.AA pintepint, drawdraw butbut aa pintepint Daffidill〈◊〉DaffodilDaffidill,
wln 0328CallCall forfor winewine toto makemake your seluesyourselves drinkedrink.
wln 0329Fran.FrancesFran.AndAnd aa cupcup ofof smallsmall beerebeer, andand aa cakecake goodgood Daffidill〈◊〉DaffodilDaffidill.
wln 0330EnterEnter yongyoung FlowerdaleFlowerdale.
wln 0331Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.HowHow nownow, fyefie, sitsit inin thethe openopen roomeroom, nownow goodgood syrsir
wln 0332LancelotLancelot, &and mymy kindkind friendfriend worshipfullworshipful MaisterMa●sterMaster WeathercockWeathercock,
wln 0333WhatWhat atat youryour pintepint, aa quartquart forfor shameshame.
wln 0334Lance.LancelotLance.NayNay RoysterRoisterRoyster byby youryour leaueleave wewe willwill awayaway.
wln 0335Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.ComeCome, giuesgives somesome MusickeMusic, weelewe’ll goego dancedance,
wln 0336BegoneBegone syr〈◊〉sir LancelotLancelot, whatwhat, andand fayrefair dayday tootoo?
wln 0337Lance.LancelotLance.Twere’Twere’twere fowlyfoully donedone, toto dancedance withinwithin thethe fayrefair.
wln 0338Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.NayNay ifif youyou saysay soso, fairestfairest ofof allall fairesfairs,
wln 0339ThenThen ilei’llI’ll notnot dancedance, aa poxepox vponupon mymy taylertailor,
wln 0340HeHe hathhath spoyledspoiledspoilt meme aa peachpeach colourcolorcolour satten〈◊〉satin shutesuitshute,
wln 0341CutCut vponupon cloathcloth ofof siluersilver, butbut ifif euerever thethe RascallRascal serueserve me〈◊〉me suchsuch
wln 0342an otheranother tricketrick, IleI’ll giuegive himhim leaueleave yfaithi’ faithi’faith toto putput meme inin thethe ca-calenderca∣lendercalendar
wln 0343lender
wln 0343ofof foolesfools: andand youyou, andand youyou, syrsir Lancelot〈◊〉Lancelot; andand MaisterMaster
wln 0344WeathercockWeathercock, mymy gold-smythgoldsmith tootoo onon tothert’ othert’other sideside, II bespokebespoke theethee
wln 0345LuceLuce, aa carkenetcarcanet ofof goldgold, andand thoughtthought thouthou shouldstshouldst aha’a hadhad itit
wln 0346forfor aa fayringfairing, andand thethe RogueRogue putsputs meme inin rerages〈◊〉reragesrearages forfor OryantOrient
wln 0347PearlePearl: butbut thouthou shaltshalt hauehave itit byby sundaysunday nightnight wenchwench.
wln 0348EnterEnter thethe DrawerDraw●rDrawer.
wln 0349Draw.DrawerDraw.SyrSir, herehere isis oneone hathhath sentsent youyou aa pottlepo●lepottle ofof rennishrhenish
wln 0350winewine, brewedbrewed withwith Rose-waterRose waterRose-water.
wln 0351Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.ToTo meme?
wln 0352Draw.DrawerDraw.NoNo syrsir toto thethe knightknight; andand desiresdesires hishis moremore acquain-acquaintanceacquain∣tanceacquaintance(tance.
wln 0353Lance.LancelotLance.ToTo meme? whatswhat’s hehe thatthat prouesproves soso kindkind?
wln 0354Daff.DaffodilDaff.II hauehave aa tricketrick toto knowknow hishis namename syrsir,
wln 0355HeHe hathhath aa monethsmonth’s mindmind herehere toto mistressemistress FrancesFrances, hishis namename
wln 0356Is〈◊〉Is maistermaster CiuetCivet.
wln 0357Lance.LancelotLance.CallCa●Call himhim inin Daffidill〈◊〉DaffodilDaffidill.
wln 0358Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.OO II knowknow himhim syrsir, hehe isis aa foolefool,
wln 0359ButBut reasonablereasonable richrich, hishis fatherfather waswas oneone ofof thesethese lease-mongerslease-mongers,
wln 0360thesethese corne-mongercorn●-mongercorn-monger, thesethese mony-mongersmoney-mongers, butbut hehe neuernever hadhad
wln 0361thethe witwit toto bebe aa whore-mongerwhore-mongetwhore-mongerwhoremonger.
wln 0362EnterEnter maister〈◊〉masterMASTER〈◊〉〈◊〉 CiuetCi●etCivetcivet.
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wln 0363Lance.LancelotLance.II promisepromise youyou syrsir, youyou areare atat tootoo muchmuch chargecharge.
wln 0364Cyuet.CivetCyuet.TheThe chargecharge isis smallsmall chargecharge syrsir,
wln 0365II thankethank GodGod mymy fatherfather leftleft meme wherewithallwherewithal, ifif itit pleaseplease youyou
wln 0366syrsir, II hauehave aa greatgreat mindmind toto thisthis gentlewomangentlewoman,, herehere inin thethe wayway (ofof marriagemarriage.

wln 0367Lance.LancelotLance.II thankethank youyou syrsir: pleaseplease youyou comecome toto LewsomeL●wsomeLewsome toto mymy
wln 0368poorepoor househouse, youyou shallshall bebe kindlykindly welcomewelcome: II kneweknew youryour fa-fatherfa∣therfather
wln 0369ther,
wln 0369hehe waswas aa warywary husbandhusband: toto paiepay herehere DrawerDrawer.
wln 0370Draw.DrawerDraw.AllAll isis paidpaid syrsir: thisthis gentlemangentleman hathhath paidpaid allall.
wln 0371Lance.LancelotLance.YfaithI’ faithI’faith youyou dodo vsus wrongwrong,
wln 0372ButBut wewe shallshall liuelive toto makemake amendsamends ere〈◊〉ere longlong:
wln 0373MaisterMaster FlowerdaleFlowerdale, isis thatthat youryour manman?
wln 0374Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.YesYes faithfaith, aa goodgood oldold knaueknave.
wln 0375Lance.LancelotLance.NayNay thenthen II thinkethink youyou willwill turneturn wisewise,
wln 0376NowNow youyou taketake suchsuch aa seruantservant:
wln 0377ComeCome, youleyou’ll rideride withwith vsus toto LewsomeLewsome, letslet’s awayaway,
wln 0378Tis’Tis scarcescarce twotwo howreshours toto thethe endend ofof dayday.(ExitExit OmnesOmnes.
wln 0379EnterEnter syrsir ArthurArthur Green-shoodGreenshieldGreen-shood, OlyuerOliverOlyver, Lieu-LieutennantLieu∣tennantLieutenant
wln 0380tennant
wln 0380andand SouldiersSoldiers.

wln 0381Aur.ArthurAur.Lieuftenant〈◊〉Lieutenant, leadelead youryour SouldiersSoldiers toto thethe shipsships,
wln 0382ThereThere let〈◊〉let themthem hauehave theirtheir coatescoats, atat theirtheir arriuallarrival
wln 0383TheyThey shallshall hauehave paypay: farewellfarewell, lookelook toto youryour chargecharge.
wln 0384Sol.SoldierSol.IAyay, wewe areare nownow sentsent awayaway, andand cannotcannot soso muchmuch asas speakespeak
wln 0385withwith ourour friendsfriends.
wln 0386Oly.OliverOly.NoNo manman whatwhat erewhatwhate’er ereere youyou vsedused aa zutchzutch aa fashionfashion, thickethick
wln 0387youyou cannotcannot taketake youryour leaueleave ofof youryour vreensvreens.
wln 0388Aur.ArthurAur.FellowFellow nono moremore, LieuftenantLieutenantlieutenant leadlead themthem offoff.
wln 0389Sol.SoldierSol.WellWell, ifif II hauehave notnot mymy paypay andand mymy cloathesclothes,
wln 0390IleI’ll ventureventure aa runningrunning awayaway thothough II hanghang fortfor ’tfort.
wln 0391Aur.ArthurAur.AwayAway surrhasirrah, charmecharm youryour tonguetongue.
wln 0392ExitExit SouldiersSoldiers,
wln 0393Oly.OliverOly.BinBinbeen andand youyou aa presserpresser syrsir?
wln 0394Aur.ArthurAur.II amam aa commandercommander syrsir vnderunder thethe KingKing.
wln 0395Oly.OliverOly.Sfoot’Sfoot’sfoot manman, andand youyou beebe nerene’er zutchzutch aa commandercommander
wln 0396ShudShould aha’a’ spokespokespoken withwith mymy vreensvreens beforebefore II chidchid agoneagoneago, soso shudshould.
wln 0397Aur.ArthurAur.ContentGontentContent your selfeyourself manman, mymy authorityauthority willwill stretchstretch
wln 0398toto pressepress soso goodgood aa manman asas youyou.
wln 0399Oly.OliverOly.PressePress meme? II deuyedevye, pressepress scoundrellsscoundrels, andand thythy messelsmesels:
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wln 0400PressePress meme, cheechee scornesscorns theethee yfaithi’ faithi’faith: ForFor seestseest theethee, hereshere’s aa wor-worshipwor∣shipworshipfullworship
wln 0401shipfullfull full
wln 0401knightknight knowesknows, chamcha●cha●cham notnot toto bebe pressedpressed byby theethee.


wln 0402EnterEnter syrsir LanceletLancelotLancelet WeathercockeWeather cockeWeathercockWeather cock, yongyoung FlowerdaleFlowerdale,
wln 0403oldold FlowerdaleFlowerdale, LuceLuce, FranckFranckFrank.



wln 0404Lance.LancelotLance.SyrSir ArthurArthur, welcomewelcome toto LewsomeLewsome, welcomewelcome byby mymy (troathtroth,
wln 0405WhatsWhat’swhat’s thethe mattermatter manman, whywhy areare youyou vextvexed?
wln 0406Oly.OliverOly.WhyWhy manman hehe wouldwould pressepress meme.
wln 0407Lance.LancelotLance.OO FieFie syrsir ArthurArthur, pressepress himhim? hehe isis manman ofof reckoningreckoning.
wln 0408Wea.WeathercockWea.IAyI thatthat hehe isis syrsir ArthurArthur, hehe hathhath thethe noblesnobles,
wln 0409TheThe goldengolden ruddockesruddocks hehe.
wln 0410Ar.ArthurAr.TheThe fitterfitter forfor thethe warreswars: andand werewere hehe notnot inin fauourfavorfavour
wln 0411WithWith youryour worshipsworships, hehe shouldshould seesee,
wln 0412ThatThat II hauehave powerpower toto pressepress soso goodgood asas hehe.
wln 0413Oly.OliverOly.ChillChill standstand toto thethe trialltrial, soso chillchill.
wln 0414Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.IAyI marrymarry shallshall hehe, presse-cloathpress-cloth andand karsiekarsy,
wln 0415WhiteWhite potpot andand drowsendrowsen broathbroth: tuttut, tuttut, hehe cannotcannot.
wln 0416Oly.OliverOly.WellWell syrsir, thothough youyou seesee vloutenvloutenulouten cloathcloth andand karsiekarsy, cheechee aa
wln 0417zeenezeene zutchzutch aa karsiekarsy coatecoat wearewear outout thethe townetown sicksick aa zilkenzilken
wln 0418IacketJacketjacket, asas thickthick aa oneone youyou wearewear.
wln 0419Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.WellWell sedsaidsed vlitanvlitanulitan vlattanvlattanulattan.
wln 0420Oly.OliverOly.AAhA andand wellwell sedsaid cocknellcocknel, andand boe-bellbow-bellboe-bell tootoo: whatwhat doestdost
wln 0421thinckethink chamcham aveardea veardeavearda vearde ofof thythy zilkenzilken coatecoat, nono fer●erfear●er verevere theethee.
wln 0422Lance.LancelotLance.NayNay comecome nono moremore, bebe allall louerslovers andand friendsfriends.
wln 0423VVea.WeathercockVVea.IAyI tis’tis bestbest soso, goodgood maistermaster OlyuerOliverOlyver.
wln 0424Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.IsIs youryour namename maistermaster OliuerOliver II praypray youyo●you?
wln 0425Oly.OliverOly.WhatWhat tittit andand bebe tittit, andand grieuegrieve youyou.
wln 0426Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.NoNo butburbutburr IdeI deI’dI de gladlygladly knowknow ifif aa manman mightmight notnot hauehave aa
wln 0427foolishfoolish plotplot outout ofof maistermaster OliuerOliver toto workework vponupon.
wln 0428Oly.OliverOly.WorkeWork thythy plotsplots vponupon meme, standstand a sideaside, workework thythy
wln 0429foolishfoolish plotsplots vponupon meme, chilchil soso vseuse theethemthe●theethem, thouthou weartwert neuernever soso
wln 0430vsedused sincesince thythy damedame boundbound thythy headhead, workework vponupon meme?
wln 0431Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.LetLet himhim comecome, letlet himhim comecome.
wln 0432Oly.OliverOly.ZyrrhaZyrrha, zyrrhazyrrha, ifif itit werewere notnot vorvor shameshame, cheechee wouldwould aha’a’
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wln 0433giuengiven theethee zutchzutch aa whister poopewhisterpoopwhister poop vnderunder thethe eareear, cheechee wouldwould
wln 0434aha’a’ mademade theethee aha’a vangedvanged an otheranother atat mymy feetefeet: standstand a sideaside letlet
wln 0435meme looselose, chamcham allall ofof aa vlamingvlamingulaming fire-brandfirebrand; StandStand asideaside.
wln 0436Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.WellWell II forbeareforbear youyou forfor youryour friendsfriends’friend’s sakesake.
wln 0437Oly.OliverOly.AAvigAvigA vigvig forfor allall mymy vreensvreens, doestdost thouthou telltell meme ofof mymy (vreensvreens?

wln 0438Lance.LancelotLance.NoNo moremore goodgood maistermaster OliuerOliver, nono moremore syrsir ArthurArthur,
wln 0439AndAnd maidenmaiden, herehere inin thethe sightsight ofof allall youryour shuterssuitors, eueryevery manman
wln 0440ofof worthworth, IleI’ll telltell youyou whomwhom II fainestfainest wouldwould preferreprefer toto thethe
wln 0441hardhard barginebargain ofof youryour marriagemarriage bedbed: shallshall II bebe plaineplain amongamong
wln 0442youyou gentlemengentlemen?
wln 0443Arty.ArtichokeArty.IAyI syrsir tis’tis bestbest.
wln 0444Lance.LancelotLance.ThenThen syrsy●sirsy●, firstfirst toto youyou, II doedo confesseconfess youyou aa mostmost
wln 0445gallantgallant knightknight, aa worthyworthy souldiersoldier, andand anan honesthonest manman: butbut ho-honestieho∣nestiehonesty
wln 0446nestie
wln 0446maintainesmaintains aa french-hoodfrench-hood, goesgoes veryvery seldomeseldom inin aa chainchain
wln 0447ofof goldgold, keepeskeeps aa smallsmall trainetrain ofof seruantsservants: hathhath fewefew friendesfriends:
wln 0448andand forfor thisthis wildewild oatesoats herehere, youngyoung FlowerdaleFlowerdale, II willwill notnot
wln 0449iudgejudge, GodGod cancan workework myraclesmiracles, butbut heehe werewere betterbetter makemake aa
wln 0450hundredhundred newnew, thenthanthen theethee aa thriftythrifty andand anan honesthonest oneone.
wln 0451Wea.WeathercockWea.BeleeueBelieve meme hehe hathhath bytbit youyou therethere, hehe hathhath touchedtouched
wln 0452youyou toto thethe quickequick, thatthat hathhath hehe.
wln 0453Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.WoodcockeWoodcock ao’a mymy sideside, whywhy maistermaster WeathercockeWeathercock
wln 0454youyou knowknow II amam honesthonest, howsoeuerhowsoever trifflestrifles.
wln 0455Wea.WeathercockWea.NowNow byby mymy troathtroth, II knoweknow nono otherwiseotherwise,
wln 0456OOOh youryour oldold mothermother waswas aa damedame indeedindeed:
wln 0457HeauenHeaven hathhath herher soulesoul, andand mymy wiueswives tootoo II trusttrust:
wln 0458AndAnd youryour goodgood fatherfather, honesthonest gentlemangentleman,
wln 0459HeHe isis gonegone aa IourneyJourneyjourney asas II hearehear, farfar hencehence.
wln 0460Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.IAyI GodGod bebe praisedpraised, hehe isis farfar enoughenough,
wln 0461HeHe isis gonegone aa pylgrimagepilgrimage toto ParadiceParadise.
wln 0462AndAnd leftleft meme toto cutcut aa capercaper againstagainst carecare,
wln 0463LuceLuce lookelook onon meme thatthat amam asas lightlight asas ayreair.
wln 0464Luce.Luce.YfaithY faithI’ faithi’faith II likelike notnot shadowesshadows, bubblesbubbles, broathbroth,
wln 0465II hatehate aa lightlight aa louelove, asas II hatehate deathdeath.
wln 0466Lance.LancelotLance.GyrleGirl holdhold theethee therethere: lookelook onon thisthis Deuen-shyreDevonshire (ladlad:

wln 0467FatFat, fairefair, andand louelylovely, bothboth inin pursepurse andand personperson.
Oly. Well

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The London Prodigall.


wln 0468Oly.OliverOly.WellWell syrsir, chamcham asas thethe LordLord hathhath mademade meme,
wln 0469YouYou knowknow meme wellwell yuineyvine, chacha hauehave three-scorethreescore packepack aa kar-karsaykar∣saykersey
wln 0470say,
wln 0470andand blackemblackem halhall, andand chiefechief creditcredit besidebeside, andand mymy fortunesfortunes
wln 0471maymay bebe soso goodgood asas an othersanother’s, zoezoe itit maymay.
wln 0472Lance.LancelotLance.Tis’Tis youyou II louelove, whatsoeuerwhatsoever othersothers saysay?
wln 0473Ar.ArthurAr.ThanksThanks fayrestfairest.
wln 0474Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.WhatWhat wouldstwouldst thouthou hauehave meme quarrellquarrel withwith himhim??
wln 0475Fath.FatherFath.DoeDo butbut saysay hehe shallshall hearehear fromfrom youyou.
wln 0476Lance.LancelotLance.YetYet gentlemangentleman, howsoeuerhowsoever II preferreprefer thisthis Deuen-Deuen-shyreDevonshireshyre shutersuitorshuter,

wln 0477IleI’ll enforceenforce nono louelove, mymy daughterdaughter shallshall hauehave libertyliberty toto choosechoose
wln 0478whomwhom sheshe likeslikes bestbest, inin youryour louelove shutesuitshute proceedproceed:
wln 0479NotNot allall ofof youyou, butbut onelyonly oneone mustmust speedspeed.
wln 0480Wea.WeathercockWea.YouYou hauehave sedsaid wellwell: indeedindeed rightright wellwell.
wln 0481EnterEnter ArtychocakArtichoke.
wln 0482Arty.ArtichokeArty.MistresseMistress heereshere’s oneone wouldwould speakespeak withwith youyou, mymy
wln 0483fellowfellow DaffidillDaffodilDaffidill hathhath himhim inin thethe sellorcellar alreadyalready, hehe knowesknows himhim,
wln 0484hehe metmet himhim atat CroydenCroyden fayrefair.
wln 0485Lance.LancelotLance.OO II rememberremember aa littlelittle manman.
wln 0486Arty.ArtichokeArty.IAyI aa veryvery littlelittle manman.
wln 0487Lance.LancelotLance.AndAnd yetyet aa properproper manman.
wln 0488Arty.ArtichokeArty.AA veryvery properproper, veryvery littlelittle manman.
wln 0489Lance.LancelotLance.HisHis namename isis MounsierMonsieurmonsieur CiuetCivet.
wln 0490Arty.ArtichokeArty.TheThe samesame syrsir.
wln 0491Lance.LancelotLance.ComeCome GentlemenGentlemen,, ifif otherother shuterssuitors comecome,
wln 0492MyMy foolishfoolish daughterdaughter willwill bebe fittedfitted tootoo:
wln 0493ButBut DeliaDelia mymy saintsaint, nono manman daredare mouemove.
wln 0494ExitExit atat allall butbut youngyoung FlowerdaleFlowerdale andand OlyuerOliverOlyver,
wln 0495andand oldold FlowerdaleFlowerdale.

wln 0496Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.HarkeHark youyou syrsir, aa wordword.
wln 0497Oly.OliverOly.WhatWhat haha anan youyou toto saysay toto meme nownow?
wln 0498Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.YeYe shallshall hearehear fromfrom meme, andand thatthat veryvery shortlyshortly.
wln 0499Oly.OliverOly.IsIs thatthat allall, varevare theethee wellwell, cheechee verevere theethee notnot, aa vigvig.
wln 0500ExitExit OlyuerOliverOlyver.
wln 0501Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.WhatWhat ifif shouldshould comecome moremore? II amam fairelyfairly drestdressed.
wln 0502Fath.FatherFath.II doedo notnot meanemean thatthat youyou shallshall meetemeet withwith himhim,
wln 0503ButBut presentlypresently weelewe’ll goego andand drawdraw aa willwill;
wln 0504WhereWhere weelewe’ll setset downedown landland, thatthat wewe neuernever sawesaw,
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The London Prodigall.


wln 0505AndAnd wewe willwill hauehave itit ofof soso largelarge aa summesum,
wln 0506SyrSir LancelotLancelot shallshall intreatentreat youyou taketake hishis daughterdaughter:
wln 0507ThisThis beingbeing formedformed, giuegive itit maistermaster WeathercockeWeathercock,
wln 0508AndAnd makemake syrsir LancelotsLancelot’s daughterdaughter heireheir ofof allall:
wln 0509AndAnd makemake himhim sweareswear, neuernever toto showshow thethe willwill
wln 0510ToTo any oneanyoneany one, vntiluntil thatthat youyou bebe deaddead,
wln 0511ThisThis donedone, thethe foolishfoolish changingchanging WeathercockeWeathercock,
wln 0512WillWill straightstraight discoursediscourse vntounto syrsir LancelotLancelot,
wln 0513TheThe formeform andand tenortenor ofof youryour TestamentTestament,
wln 0514NorNor standstand toto pausepause ofof itit, bebe rulderuled byby meeme:
wln 0515WhatWhat willwill inshueensue, thatthat shallshall youyou quicklyquickly seesee.
wln 0516Flow.FlowerdaleFlow.ComeCome letslet’s aboutabout itit: ifif thatthat aa willwill sweetsweet KytKit,
wln 0517CanCan getget thethe wenchwench, II shallshall renownerenown thythy witwit.
wln 0518ExitExit omnesomnes,
wln 0519EnterEnter DaffidillDaffodilDaffidill.
wln 0520Daff.DaffodilDaff.MistresseMistress stillstill frowardfroward?
wln 0521NoNo kindkind lookeslooks vntounto youryour DaffidillDaffodilDaffidill, nownow byby thethe GodsGods.
wln 0522Luce.Luce.AwayAway youyou foolishfoolish knaueknave, letlet mymy handhand goego.
wln 0523Daff.DaffodilDaff.ThereThere isis youryour handhand, butbut thisthis shallshall goego withwith meme:
wln 0524MyMy heartheart isis thinethine, thisthis isis mymy truetrue loueslove’s feefee.
wln 0525Luce.Luce.IleI’ll hauehave youryour coatecoat striptstripped oreo’er youryour earesears forfor thisthis,
wln 0526YouYou sawciesaucy rascallrascal.
wln 0527EnterEnter LancelotLancelot andand WeathercockeWeathercocke.
wln 0528Lance.LancelotLance.HowHow nownow maidmaid, whatwhat isis thethe newesnews withwith youyou?
wln 0529Luce.Luce.YourYour manman isis somethingsomething sawciesaucy.ExitExit LuceLuce.
wln 0530Lance.LancelotLance.GoeGo tooto syrrhasirrah, IleI’ll talketalk withwith youyou anonanon.
wln 0531Daff.DaffodilDaff.SyrSir II amam aa manman toto bebe talkedtalked withallwithal,
wln 0532II amam nono horsehorse II trotrow:
wln 0533II KnowKnow mymy strengthstrength, thenthen nono moremore thenthan soso.
wln 0534VVea.WeathercockVVea.AAhA byby thethe matkinsmackinsmatkins, goodgood syrsir LancelotLancelot, II sawsaw himhim thethe
wln 0535otherother dayday holdhold vpup thethe bucklersbucklers, likelike anan HerculesHercules,
wln 0536I faithI’ faithi’faith God a marcieGod-a-mercyGod a mercy ladlad, II likelike theethee wellwell.
wln 0537Lance.LancelotLance.IAyay, II likelike himhim wellwell, gogo syrrhasirrah fetchfetch meme aa cupcup ofof winewine,
wln 0538ThatTh●●Th●●That ereere II partpart withwith maistermaster VVeathercockeWeathe