Famine and Dearth

A chast mayd in Cheape-Side A pleasant conceited comedy never before printed. As it hath beene often acted at the Swan on the Bankeside, by the Lady Elizabeth her Servants. By Thomas Midelton Gent.

A
CHAST MAYD
IN
CHEAPESIDE.
A
Pleasant conceited Comedy
never before printed.
As it hath beene often acted at the
Swan on the Banke-side, by the
Lady ELIZABETH her
Servants.
By THOMAS MIDELTON Gent.
LONDON,
Printed for Francis Constable dwelling at the
signe of the Crane in Pauls
Church-yard.
1630.

London.
PUBLISHED FOR Francis Constable
1630

1. The Names of the principall Persons

Mr YELLOWHAMMER, A GoldSmith.
MAUDLINE, His Wife.
TIM, Their Sonne.
MOLL, Their Daughter.
TUTOR to TIM.
Sr WALTER WHOREHOUND, A Suter to MOLL.
Sr OLIVER KIXE, and his Wife, Kin to Sr WALT.
Mr ALLWIT, and his Wife, Whom Sr WALT. keepes.
WELCH GENTLEWOMAN, Sr WALT. Whore.
WAT and NICKE, His Bastards.
DAVY DAHVMMA, His Man.
TUCHWOOD SENIOR, and his Wife, A decayed Gentleman.
TUCHWOOD JUNIOR, Another Suter to MOLL.
2 PROMOTERS.
SERVANTS.
WATERMEN.

2.

[Page 60]
[...]
All.

There's a sweet Legacie, I am almost choak't with't.

S. Walt.
Next I bequeath to that foule whore his Wife,
All barrennesse of Joy, a drouth of Vertue,
And dearth of all repentance: For her end,
The common miserie of an English Strumpet,
In French and Duch, beholding ere she dyes
Confusion of her Brats before her Eyes,
And never shed a teare for it.
This is a selection from the original text

Keywords

barren, death, joy, misery, strumpet, virtue

Source text

Title: A chast mayd in Cheape-Side A pleasant conceited comedy never before printed. As it hath beene often acted at the Swan on the Bankeside, by the Lady Elizabeth her Servants. By Thomas Midelton Gent.

Author: Thomas Middleton

Publication date: 1630

Edition: 2nd Edition

Place of publication: London

Provenance/location: This text was transcribed from images available at Early English Books Online: http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home Bibliographic name / number: STC (2nd ed.) / 17877 Bibliographic name / number: Greg, II, 433. / Physical description: [4], 71, [1] p. Copy from: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery Reel position: STC / 966:16

Digital edition

Original author(s): Thomas Middleton

Language: English

Selection used:

  • 1 ) tp
  • 2 ) dramatis personae
  • 3 ) p.60 (from "All. There's a sweet legacie ... shed a teare for it.")

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Genre: Britain > plays

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