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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...go to noddy 11 Honey. Ay, and thou wilt, for half an hour. Bird. Here are the cards; deal. God send me deuces and aces with a court card, and I shall get by it. 1 Noddy. A game at cards; Mr. Reid conjectured it to have been cribbage, but Nares conceives it was more like quinze, fifteen having been the game, also, at noddy. Honey. That can make thee nothing. Bird. Yes, if I have a coat card turn up. Honey. I show four games. Bird. By my troth, I must show all and little enough too, six games: play your single game, I shall double with you anon. Pray you lend me some silver to count my games. Enter Christian. How now, is it good sack 1 Chris. There's a gentleman at door would speak with you. Honey. God's so, I will not be seen by any means. Bird. Into that closet, then. Exit Honeysuckle. What, another muffler? Enter Tenterhook. Ten. How dost thou, Mistress Birdlime? Bird. Master Tenterhook! the party is above in the dining chamber. Ten. Above? Bird. All alone. Exit Tenterhook. Enter Honeysuckle. Honey. Is he gone up? who was't, I pray thee? Bird. By this sack, I will not tell you: say that you were a country gentleman, or a citizen that hath a young wife, or an inn-of-chancery-man, should I tell you? pardon me. This sack tastes of horse-flesh:1 I warrant you the leg of a dead horse hangs in the butt of sack to keep it quick. 1 The St. 12 Car. II. c. 25, forbidding the adulteration of wines, mentions, among other ingredients, "any sort of flesh."--Dyce. Honey. I beseech thee, good Mistress Birdlime, tell me who it was. Bird. 0 God, sir! we are sworn to secrecy as well as surgeons. Come, drink to me, and let's to our game. Enter Tenterhook and Lucy, above Ten, Who am I? Lucy. You? pray you, unblind me; Captain Whirlpool? no--Master...

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