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Sir Thomas More: Act II, Scene 1

Sir Thomas More
Act II, Scene 1

Cheapside.

  1. Enter three or four Apprentices of trades, with a pair of
  2. cudgels.

Harry

1 - 2
  1. Come, lay down the cudgels. Ho, Robin, you met us well at
  2. Bunhill, to have you with us a Maying this morning.

Robin

3 - 6
  1. Faith, Harry, the head drawer at the Miter by the great
  2. Conduit called me up, and we went to breakfast into St.
  3. Anne’s Lane. But come, who begins? In good faith, I am clean
  4. out of practice. When wast at Garret’s school, Harry?

Harry

7 - 10
  1. Not this great while, never since I brake his usher’s head,
  2. when he played his scholar’s prize at the Star in Bread
  3. Street. I use all to George Philpot’s at Dowgate; he’s the
  4. best backswordman in England.

Kit

11
  1. Bate me an ace of that,” quoth Bolton.

Harry

12 - 13
  1. I’ll not bate ye a pin on’t, sir; for, by this cudgel, ’tis
  2. true.

Kit

14 - 15
  1. I will cudgel that opinion out of ye. Did you break an
  2. usher’s head, sir?

Harry

16
  1. Aye, marry, did I, sir.

Kit

17
  1. I am very glad on ’t. You shall break mine too, and ye can.

Harry

18
  1. Sirrah, I prithee, what art thou?

Kit

19 - 23
  1. Why, I am a prentice as thou art; seest thou now? I’ll play
  2. with thee at blunt here in Cheapside, and when thou hast
  3. done, if thou beest angry, I’ll fight with thee at sharp in
  4. More fields. I have a sword to serve my turn in a favor.
  5. ..come Julie, to serve...
  1. Exeunt.
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