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Kemps Nine Daies Wonder

Performed in a Daunce from London to Norwich

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Author: William Kemp
Published: 1839
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,918 / 60 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 448
Added to site: 2007.07.03
mnybks.net#: 17524
Genre: Drama

Edited by Alexander Dyce

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d he must keepe my wife.

"Kemp. Your man, and a peasant, keepe your wife! I haue knowne a Gentleman keepe a peasants wife, but 'tis not vsuall for a peasant to keepe his maisters wife.

"Harl. O, 'tis common in our countrey.

"Kem. And ile maintaine the custome of the country. Offer to kisse his wife.

"Harl. What do you meane, sir?

"Kemp. Why, to rehearse my part on your wiues lips: we are fellowes, and amongst friends and fellowes, you knowe, all things are common.

"Harl. But shee shall bee no common thing, if I can keepe her seuerall: then, sir, wee must haue an Amorado that must make me Cornuto.

"Kemp. Oh, for loue sake let me play that part!

"Harl. No, yee must play my mans part, and keepe my wife.

"Kemp. Right; and who so fit to make a man a Cuckold, as hee that keepes his wife?

"Harl. You shall not play that part.

"Kemp. Wh

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