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Alewife amongst assoone began Bitch BLACKE BOOKES MESSENGER Bodley Head Bodley Head Quartos brother catcher caterpillers Cheshire Conny coossenage coossened corne deed of gift diuers doth durst eares England euery eyther fantasticke farre father fauour fellow friends gaue Gelding Gentleman Gentlewoman giue Godfather quoth gowne hartily hath haue hauing heare hir husband honest Iacke ieast Iustice knaue knauery land laughing leaue liue liued London loue lunatike Maister R. G. Maltman Marian married maydes mistris nayled neighbors neuer olde Churle ouer pillory pleasant Tale poore pound Priest purse Quartos quoth the Boy quoth the Miller reuenge ROBERT GREENE saith sayd selfe serued Seruingman shee shew shillings sith sonne stept swaded taffata taylor thee therfore theyr thou trauaile trauel verst villany vnder vnto vpon vppon vsed Vsurer wench whatsoeuer wife window withall wiues woman yong yoong
Page 23 - twenty Nobles, and when they were in the country, sold the same Play to the Lord Admirals men for as much more. Was not this plaine Conny-catching Maister
Page 3 - but would at my pleasure strippe them of all that they had. What bad woman was there about London, whose champion I would not be for a few Crownes, to fight, sweare and stare in her behalfe, to the abuse of any that should doo
Page 24 - of terryble Hacksters in the habite of Gentlemen, wel appareld, and yet some weare bootes for want of stockings, with a locke worne at theyr lefte eare for their mistrisse fauour, his Rapyer
Page 8 - by their wittes, and he is counted wisest, that hath the deepest insight into the getting of gaines: euery thing now that is found profitable, is counted honest and lawfull: and men are valued by theyr wealth, not by their vertues. Hee that cannot dissemble cannot liue, and men put their sonnes now a dayes Apprentises, not to learne trades and occupations, but craftes and mysteries.
Page 24 - of peace or other, or some other great man: and then they hold him at a bay with that, til his backe almost breake. Thus shift they from house to house, hauing this prouerbe amongst them: Such must eate as are hungry and they must pay that haue money. Call you not these Conny-catchers Maister
Page 5 - to haue about with this RG and to giue him such a veny, that he shalbe afrayd heereafter to disparage that mysticall science of Conny-catching: if not, and that I proue too weake for him in sophistrie, I meane to borrowe Will Bickertons blade, of as good a temper as Morglay King Arthures
Page vi - Note THE ORIGINAL of this text is in the Bodleian Library (Malone 575). A list of the misprints corrected in the text will be found on page 33. GBH To the Curteous Reader Health.
Page 27 - vnles he growe into the nature of a Cony-catcher? Doo not the Lawyers make long Pleaes, stand vpon their demurres, and haue their quirks and quiddities to make his poore Client a Cony? I speake not generally, for so they be the ministers of