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THE LIBRARY

OF

THE UNIVERSITY

OF CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES



PRINTED FOR THE MALONE SOCIETY BY

CHARLES WHITTINGHAM & CO.

AT THE CHISWICK

PRESS



THE LIFE OF

SIR JOHN OLDCASTLE

1600



THE MALONE SOCIETY

REPRINTS

1908






This reprint of the first quarto of Sir Jo/m Oldcastle,
1600, has been prepared by Percy Simpson and checked
by the General Editor.

Nov. 1908. W. W. Greg.



PR
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The following entry appears in the Stationers' Register: ^^^^ ;^

II August! [1600] ....
Entred for his copies vnder the handes of master vicars and the wardens. Thomas pavier
These iij copies ^[^^^

The first parte of the history of the life of Sir John oldcastell lord
Cobham.

Item the second and last parte of the history of Sir John oldcastell lord
Cobham with his martyrdom

Item ye history of the life and Deathe of Captaine Thomas Stucley,
with his Mariage to alexander Curtis his daughter, and his valiant

endinge of his life at the battell of Alcazar xviij'*

[Arber's Transcript, III. 169.]

The first part appeared in quarto, printed by V. S.,
i.e., Valentine Simmes, for Pavier, and bearing the date
1600. A second quarto, printed with some alterations
from the first, was issued with the addition of Shake-
speare's name as author. In this Pavier's name again
figured, but without mention of the printer: the date
given was likewise 1600, but it has been suggested that
this was not the real date of printing (see the Library,
ix. 113). The play was included among the additions
made to the third folio of Shakespeare's works in 1664.
This edition was printed from the second quarto, and
that in the fourth folio of 1685 from the previous folio.
The following allusions to the piece occur in Hens-
lowe's Diary in the accounts of the Admiral's men :

[fol. 65] this 16 of October [i5]99 Receved by me Thomas downton
of phillipp Henchlow to pay m' monday m"" drayton & m"" wilsson &
haythway for the first pte of the lyfe of S' Ihon Ouldcasstell & in earnest of
the Second pte for the vse of the compay ny ten pownd I say receved . lo"

• •••••••

Receved [by Samuel Rowley] of M' Hincheloe [between i and 8 Nov.
1599] for M"" Mundaye & the Reste of the poets at the playnge of

S"^ lohn oldcastell the ferste tyme as a gefte x^

[fol. 66*] Receued of m"^ Henchlow for the vse of the Company [between
19 and 26 Dec. 1599] to pay m"^ drayton for the second pte of S' Ihon

ould Casell foure pownd I say receud iiij

p me Thomas Downton

V

126,4880



[fol. 68] dd vnto the littell tayller at the apoyntment of Robert shawe
the 12 of marche 1599 [i.e. 1600] to macke thinges for the 2 pte of owld
castell some of xxx^

while in the accounts of Worcester's men we find :

[fol. 115] Lent vnto the companye the 17 of aguste 1602 to paye vnto
thomas deckers for new a dicyons in owldcastelle the some of . xxxx*

Lent vnto lohn ducke & lohn thayer the 21 [?] of aguste 1602 to bye
a sew^t for owld castell & a sewt & a dublet of satten the some of . xij"
Lent vnto lohn ducke to paye for the turckes head & ij wemens gownes
mackenge & fresh watr for owld castell & the merser bill & harey
chettell in earneste of a tragedie called [?] y*" 24 of aguste 1602 . 3" x^
[fol. 116] Lente vnto lohn thare the 7 of septmb^ 1602 to geue vnto
Thomas deckers for his adicions in owld castell the some of . . . x'

It should be remarked that Downton, Rowley, Shaw,
Thare and Duke were players representing the com-
panies; Freshwater was a tradesman. The original
authors paid were Anthony Munday, Michael Drayton,
Robert Wilson and Thomas Hathway. The first part
was delivered not later than 16 October, and performed
not later than 8 November 1599. Part II seems to
have been completed by 26 December 1599, but was
probably not acted before 12 March 1600. The first
part was published within the year. The players may
have succeeded in preventing the issue of Part II : they
stayed the publication of Patient Grissel on 18 March
1600. Probably at some date after the publication of
the 1600 quarto the Admiral's company parted with
their rights to Worcester's men. These, in August and
September 1602, employed Dekker on a revision of
the piece. It is possible that the work for which he
was paid fifty shillings was the amalgamation of the
two parts into a single play : there is no mention of
separate parts in these later entries. No edition of the
second part is known.

Of the first edition of Sir John Oldcastle copies are

vi



preserved in the British Museum (C. 34. 1. 2) and
Bodleian libraries. The former wants the title-page,
which has been supplied in facsimile. Both have been
used in the preparation of the present reprint. The
copies differ in certain readings, that in the British
Museum having an uncorrected sheet F, and that in
the Bodleian an uncorrected sheet G. The variants are
given below. The quarto is printed in an ordinary
roman type closely approximating in size to modern
Pica (20 11. = 83 mm.). The second quarto is much
commoner: copies are found in the British Museum
(C. 34. 1. I and C. 12. g. 23), Bodleian, Dyce, Trinity
College Cambridge, and other libraries. The type is
the same as that of the first quarto. Since the differ-
ences between the quartos are often of interest, a com-
plete list of the variant readings of the second is given
below. It has not been thought necessary to give more
than a few of the readings of the folios, since they do
not differ materially from those of the second quarto,
and are of no independent authority.

For the authorship Henslowe's Diary is first-rate
evidence, and though it does not necessarily follow that
the list of collaborators there given is exhaustive, there
is no reason in the present case to suppose that it is not.
The division of the shares assignable to the various
writers is, however, very obscure, the only clues appar-
ently being certain inconsistencies between various parts
of the play, for instance the substitution of Winchester
for Rochester in V. xi. The relation between the quartos
is interesting. The ' V. S.' quarto is proved to be the
earlier by the fact that its catchwords are sometimes
wrongly preserved in the other. With regard to the
alterations three points may be noticed : the disappear-
ance of certain dramatic touches of detail (e.g. line

vii



201/); a marked reduction in the number of oaths
(the statute against profanity in plays did not come into
force till 1 606) ; a few textual corrections (e.g. line 2408) .
In the present reprint the acts and scenes have been
marked in the margin according to the division adopted
by Malone in his edition of 1780, with the addition of
IV. V. Malone, printing from Q^, missed the exit
clearly indicated in Q^ at line 2022. It should be
noticed that there is a transposition of the text in
Act V. Lines 2289 to 2372 belong between lines 2147
and 2148.



List of Irregular and Doubtful Readings
OF THE First Quarto

(Including the variants between the British Museum and Bodleian copies)

(assign to Sumner.)
(heepskins, (ftieepskin's .?)

c.w. harp.
feruingmaan.
hue to

Con. (Aleman')
Con. (A I etna n)
od(old?)
arrant,

vs, [comma doubtful)
foureteenth {first e doubtful)
pound's [apostrophe doubtful)
fatisfied,

s.d. [belongs to 960)
thofe (of thofe)
firft (fifth .?)

c.w. where
cobh.

Harpoole, {the 1 doubtful)
prefently
Amen, (?)

Mault-men,(fo/«z«^z doubtful)
wee'l [apostrophe doubtful)

viii



22. e tha ka naues


name,


585.


58. enters




597-


76. them,




598


81. pe pufe




618.


83. ka naue,




623.


93. ynow,




646.


169, s'bloud [apostrophe doubtful)


651.


196. me,




687.


197 s.d. [belongs to ]


98)


729.


208. fhal.




776.


212. Suf




790.


246. liege.)




819.


270. ont.




843-


330. worfe




959


367. houfe.




978.


383. [not indented)




986.


477. Ente r (?)




1066


488. fir.




1165.


495, welcome




1181.


545. Harp




1183.


552. thee




1188.


562 c.w. harp.




1198.


584. [assign to Harpoole.)


1208.



:222.

:236.
:240.
[290,

[292.

[300.
:3o6.
:3o8.

^339-

^372-

'391-

[406.

[417.
[421.
[423.

[437-
1438.
[446.

449-

[450.

[475-
[497.

539-

569

572.

[581.

[618.

:64i

647-
[684.

[689.

694.

725.

728.

[730.

742.

747-

749-
:8o6.

1824.

825.



in't {apostrophe doubtful)

bofome, [comma doubtful)

mer- | cy vs (on vs)

Sir Old-caftle, what if he
come not lohn ? (B.M.)

fuppie {B.M.)

no walks within forty ( B.M.)

me that {B.M.)

thers {B.M.)

wench; {B.M.^)

f peede.

know (not know ?)
fr. lohn

kill man. {B.M.)

villainons

fworne, {B.M.)

yfaith, {B.M.)

hewill

me a alone. {B.M.)

beuer this {B.M.)

Fickle {B.M.)

Kenr {B.M.)

reft,

the

menSjCrowneswhen (B.M.)
c.w. with

boate, {Bodl.)

befide, {Bodl.)

hm
c.w. Har

bemore

Mur

Mar.

King, {Bodl.)

ynto {Bodl.)

felfe falfe {Bodl.)

prince your grace miftakes.
{Bodl.)

warres {B.M.)

rebellion, {Bodl.)



Mur,
thererefore
gentleman.
Peace he {Bodl.)



IX



1828-9. (''^'' I ^' beginning of these
lines — Bodl.)

1836. Croomes. (55<//.) (r^^^' Cro-
mer?')

1844. late, {Bodl.)

1846. art the {Bodl.)

1847. Shewt

1 85 1, royall (loyall)

1 87 1, god

1877. M Shrieue,

1879. whifpers

1939. O Idea, {period doubtful)

charitie,

Too'th

to'th

Harp

pound.

Harp

Bijh. {Old-ca.)

Roch

excellent,

to (fo)

me, oh (?)

{assign to Conjlable ?)
2242. foord-dayes,
2248. a bo-|mination

ome,

too

huy

left him thrice.

Club (possibly a line lost)

horrifon,
2408. Flowes (Folowes)

2439. imperfectoin

2440. inferts (infects?)

2448. Jleepes.

2449. men
2468. gate
2472. done,
2599. ^^'cr etly,
2620. boudy

2679. attained (attainted)
2687. Lordfhip,
2707. though

b



1940.
1952.
1999.
2013.
2031.
2045.
2058.
2105.
21 10.
2136.
2228.



2268
2277
2284

2303
2357
2393



Also the period at the end of the running title is wanting on D4,
E3, F4, G4, H2, I4 and Ki. As a rule speakers' names are only
followed by a period when abbreviated ; there is frequently no capital
to the prefixed yJr, and lohn is sometimes spelt Ihon.



Variant Readings of the Second Quarto



22. Downe with a kanaues

30. As they ore fightings enter

. . . Hereford^ his
38. ceremonies
53. Coflbon, her will Hue
56. company cry for clubs :
57-8. Gough and Herberts faction are

bufie about him. Enter the2. Judges,

65. Exit L, Herbert

66. SherifFe
76. of them.
80. Lord

83-7. omit bracket and s.d.

116. And tis

117. SherifiPe,
141 s.d. Bayliffe
162. Henry
176. Au

186. Hertford

200, me(my Lords) the Clergy doth

208. otnit ye . . . omit but

220. bene

226. divide after SufFolke,

237-8. one line

247. What if

268. My Lord, he cannot in

289. Bijh. I, I, fir

295. fo ye

324 s.d. omit three or

329. Oldman. I, houfe-keeping

332
334

337



command, That



and has fet downe an order

for our

man aske at doore for
342. can but crawle
344. at Shrewsbury battel,
346. omit second \.Q . . . omit that



347. omit is
358. filthy knaues.
362. they'l
363-5. omit s.d.
2,'J'J • omit O Lord,
385. your fir.

386-7. beggarly that you can fcarfe
giue a bit of bread at your doore :
389. omit amongft

395. omit yea,

help ye . . . omit yfaith,

396. mother: O God bee
402. Har, I, I am . . . youle
412. omit and Jhrowde himfelfe.
417. hates

420-3. divide as verse after God.

. . . comming, ... he be.
452. againft

477-8. one line, preceded by s.d.
48 1 . omit I

487. bhcke . . . the walke.

488. y'are

489. Po. Gramercy
492. omit Maijier
503. what ayle ye
505. came one to
510. robd

513. weel

518. a procefle . . . were he

522. if I cannot fpeak . . . omit my

523. omit if not,

524. bad
543. fcite

549. omit you

550. Zounds

552. thou know

553. I, on fir



566. omit this

576. omit but

579. till

580 s.d. omit he

584. omit of the

586. tis wholfome Rogue,

589. omit Sbloud

599. ye fhall . . . omit fo

603. omit s.d.

614. I do know

618. be w'ye . . . feruingman. Exit

620. omit God

623. hue and cry

625. omit for

630. omit which are

631. omit an honeft Conftable,

634. owzV come neere a Gods name,

635. y'are

641. Prieft, cal'd fir

643. omit he

645. is flie heere

654. good fir, and

657. mee, Doll.

659. omit the second y faith

665. ferke

683. Cuds bores ... He

686. Berlady

690 &c. Prieft or Pri. substituted

for Wrotham.
696. omit Ah

700. Cotsoll.

701. Zounds

709. omit to the Prieji

719. omit ifaith

720. maddeft . . . that ere
724. ferueth

732. omit Knight

733. omit efquires,
752. (Gentlemen)
758. Shenffe?
799. ali one:

803. omit the second and

804. omit the second and
823. omit out



823. flaxe, flaxe and flame.

825. Axletree

836. omit and

838 &c. King or Kin. or K.

substituted for Harry.
859. you,
876-7. omit s.d.
878. pretenfed
880. s.d. transferred to ^"jC).
896. bene
898. fcite
911. my Liege.
915. durft not . . . bene
927, 928. lines transposed.
944. Orwho's
953. ferch

959. s.d. transferred to 960.
966. euety
981. By fortune
003. fetch
015. perfwade you,
027. Chartres
042. s.d. placed after IO43.
056-7. bufmefle fhould | Let you

to be merry?
058. Yet this
067. among
1 19. in plaine
121. And haue bene highly fa-

uoured
125. traine laide to
136. one; O, heere
140-3. as prose.
142. words,
155. farwel. Exit
161. burthen'd
165. Y'are
167. difturbs
183. Exit
206. we are

omit I hope . . . omit for our

manhood, our bucklers, and
1207-8. witnefle: this little . . ,

before



XI



1 210. I'me
1226. burlady,

1240, vpon vs.

1 24 1, gold
1267. omit But

1297. Enter Prieji and

1304. knowft . . . omit fir lohn,

1306. haft: and I will

1307. ha bin,

1314. merrily come, merily
1321. I like not that, yon
1324. omit Ah

1326. leaue behind

1327. Exit.
1342. Sheriffes
1358. Exit Butler.
1 364. Enter Prie/i.

1365&C. Vn. substituted for^'wlohn.
1368. omit the first I fee
1377. omit drie
1382. it is:

1384. omit that were wont to
keepe this walke?
that villaine

1398. th'art

1399, think thou mightft
1407. do't.

1413. indeede h'as

1 414. in's . . . tell that he
1417. villainous

1425. Harry
1429. beene
1437. and they will
1444. God a mercy,

1447. God a mercy

1448. ha paide
1477. beene

1 48 1, omit Hee's

1495. omit s.d.

1496-7. one line, omit s.d.

1504. Enter Prieji.

1 SoS&ic. Fri. substituted for S'lrlohn.

1508. what? ye are

1 5 13. omit thou



1 5 14. Pri. More? what
15 19. Faith
1 52 1. ofFrings
1534. Pri. Sir, pay
1537 &c. King or Kin. substituted
for Harry in most speeches.

1539. Frenchmens

1540. kings
1546. carting's

1561. diuel giue ye . . . you haue
1592-3. A s they proffer .^enter Butler.,
and drawes his /word to part them.
1594. villaine . . . d'ye
1598. Pleafe your Maiefty, it's

1 610. omit by this light

1 61 1. Wrotham is.

1 62 1, omit therfore faue my life,

1622. me to dye,
1638. (?;«// of Wrootham
1640. An alarum^ enter King,
1 65 1, omit the second thy
1658. you

1672. world is
1684. Fie pualtry,

1689. omit none

1690. a part . . . s.d. precedes.

1695. omit caitiue

1696. among

1697. ^^^^

171 1, omit Bifhop, '
1 72 1, if he were,

1742. offered

1743. kin. Speake

1750. didft thou not

175 1, purpofed

1760. know was not faulty,
1767. Ift poflible?
1782. nere

1789. knight, eene tak't your felfe.
1798. omit the second to,
1800. you
1823. Sheriffe.

1824-5 s.d. Enter Harpoole and
OldcajUe. {after 1825.)



Xil



1826 &c. Cob. substituted for Old-

caftle.
1832-3. omit one of them &c,
1835. omit maiefties

1837. *""'' sbloud

1838. omitMX

1839. meof Treafon M. Sheriffe?
1847. Shew him

1862. atSouthampton

1863. omit it were . . . God, that

1864. miles

1865. omit euer
1867. omit my

1878-9. They both entreat for him.
1906-7. omit s.d.
1928. ye wrong me
1932. before Whitfontide.
1944. I my . . . s.d. omit the
1 95 1, omit And

All Englifh, no not
1956. withal
i960. Exit
1967. omit.

1972. your honor

1973. omit.

i<)'JS- °^'^ I warrant you,

before he'l go.
1978. Exit
1982. Liou.
1990. omit.
2000. it is . . . wil efcape.

2002. to you . . . omit of his highefle
moft honorable

2003. the Counfell, . . . omit yet

2004. oOTzV conforming. . . church.
2015. omit for if you do, you die:
2017-9. enough: and as for you,

lie bind you furely

2021. omit Harpoole.

2022. omit.

2023. feruingmen

2034. omit.

2035. omit Heare me my Lord,
2037. to get hence.



2043. divide as verse after libertie.
You part

2047. omit s.d.

2048. omit.

2049. Out you . . . Cobh. efcapes.

2058. omit Roch within.

2059. on

2062. divide as verse after fpeed.
For now's

2063. omit for me . . . omit away.
2071. on

2084. through

2103. winds

2105. then were it

21 10. And fo . . . in his

2 1 1 4-5 . The Kingjieps in vpon them

with his hordes.
21 19. the king,
2122. to

2130. But fomewhat

omit might Ifpeake my mind,

21 3 1, omit.

'2.\'^i. came verie neere
2135. omit.
2140. oynit s.d.
1\\1-T^. omit s.d.

2147. Exit.

2148. L. Cobham^

2149. y'are ... as is heere

2150. omit by the mafle
2154. omit In

2161. introth.

2163. although

2164. I prethee

2165. cleane fheets,
2167. nere layen
2186. although

2193. omit heere is heard . . . omit

great
2196. tell vs where
2203. omit is

2207. omit Lord Cobham
2210. Jiealing in his gowne.
2216. zounds



Xlll



22.1 'J. omit was

2221. fcape.

2222. omit A . . . omit aga'ine
11\1. farre-dayes,

2243. Who goes

ii\^. ope

2248-50. divide after oftler . . .

boies : . . . end,
2252-4. divide after ghe^i ? ... ha?
2256. divide after hzuG^
2258. the woman
2266. omit the . . . omit lord
2269. foreweare
2277. omit now the . . . too too
2281. bin

2283. omit villaine

2284. efcapt . . . omit out
2288. Exit

2290 &c. Pri. substituted for Sir
lohn.

2298. till . . . omit that you might,

2299. beene. . .o/«// 1 . . .Cobham.

2300. omit ile none of that,
2304. omit Faith fir lohn,
2308-10. omit to buy . . . fleece,
2310. & money we will haue I

warrant

2312. omit %.d.

2313. man, and nowe is rifling on
him,

2315. Enter the Irijhman with his
dead majier^ and rifles him.

2316. Irijh. Alas

2317. dy golde

2318. dee well, . . . kill dee,
2322. y'are . . . damn'd . . . kild

2324. omit Irifh

2325-7. omit firra . . . barke.

2325. dog, robs him

2328. my mefler

2329. fhain

2330. omit.

2332. omit maddc

2333. omit hey



2336. of the houfe . . . Irijhman.

2340. Faith fellow

2341. <?;wzVthatI may not difapoint,

2342. haue as much as

2344. tanke . . . omit de ftraw is
good bed for me.

2348. to

2349. omit.

2351. omit Ho,

2352. Vds hat
2357. omit Club Ho

2360. God a mercy . . . where is
2362. Tom's . . . omit O

2364. Vds hat

2365. yonders . . . abomination

2366. as was neuer

2367. Vds hat

2368. bin

2372. omit and lie . . . exeunt,

2373. Enter Cobham

2374 Sec. Coh. substituted for Oldc^.

2378. Rochefter.

2379-80. one line.

2385-6. one line.

2398-9. s.d. precedes 2398.

2408. Followes

2410. ore-flying

2427. Makes

2431-2. omit.

2433-4. one line.

2439. imperfection

2443. happen'd?

2448 s.d. Fal afleep.

2465. wood-kernes

2468. omit.

i\']Q. And which

2479. was knowne.

2498. were there

2500. omit.

2501. To Hartford with them,
where

2504. omit s.d.

2505. omit bijhop of

with Prieji., Doll., and



XIV



25 1 1 - 1 3' divide as verse after Irilh,
. . . fo,

2512. omit altogether

2513. omit Seemes to be
2515. be me . . . Lort Cobham,
2519&C. 'Pn. substituted for {\r\ohn.
25 1 9-2 1 . divide as verse after Eng-

lifti, . . . triall:
2519. omit my
2521. omit be decided by
2527. faires
2536. we Ihall beare

2540. omit.

2541. omit and his man^
2551. La. Cobham

2563-4. No, if we dye let this our

comfort bee,
2566. I, I, my
2569-71. omit.

2573. ^^^ i'UJO

2574. omit the second and
2577. vs to the

2581. lay waite

2585. you

2591. yon prifners

2594-5. fufpected for this murder ?



2598. Meane time

2620. bloody

2623. But how came your fharp

edgd kniues vnftieathd
2626. you
2638. Enter Conjiable with the

Irijhman^ Prieft^
2646. Lord,

2655. Rochefter. Deliuers them.
2659-61. omit foule . , . of this:
2661. Wer't not that the Law
2666. omit.

2676. omit And . . . deferu'd,
2676-7. Yet vpright law will not

hold you excufde,
2679. attainted
2682. omit he repents,
2685. Rochefter
2689-90. one line to liberty.
2690. omit paying their fees.
2691-4. omit.
2697. I giue thefe {Q^N Crownes.

omit more for them to drinke.
2697-8. omit s.d.
2699. and Cobham.



Chief Variants of the Folio Texts with a few
Conjectures of Malone



130.


Oldcaftle's


1 166.


unquiet


304-


golden ruddocks.


1364.


J oh n and Do 11. { M, — c f. 1 5 7 . )


452.


againft this


1446.


bower. {M. — cf. 2333.)


473-


take the vantage


1706.


Lord,


501.


In good health.


1755-


omit.


562.


marry is it.


1793-


it's impoflible


646.


Ale-m.


1836.


Cromer ?


651.


Ale-m.


1958.


Ellenor Rumming, {M.)


906.


whereby this matter


2069.


I Ser. And I {M.)


978.


of thofe


2120.


can furnifh ye;


1113.


the like,


2242.


two fair dayes.



Besides variants of this description there are also a number of passages
in the folios in which a single word has dropt out.

XV



List of Characters,

in the order of their entrance.



Lord Herbert.

GouGH, his man.

Lord Powis.

Davy "1 , .

r^ Y his men.

UwenJ

The Sheriff of Hereford.

a Bailiff.

The Mayor of Hereford.

a Sergeant.

two Judges of Assize.

The Duke of Suffolk.

The Bishop of Rochester.

Butler, (a gentleman of the Privy

Chamber. — Fol.)

Sir John, the parson of Wrotham.

Henry the Fifth, King of England.

The Earl of Huntington.

7 Soldiers! ,
ij f bea;ears,

old man J ^^

Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cob-
ham.

Harpoole, his steward.

Clun, the Bishop's Sumner.

Butler to Lord Cobham.

a Constable of Kent.

an Aleman.

Doll, the parson's wench.

Sir Roger Acton

Bourne

Beverley

William Murley

the brewer of Dunftable



msur-
gents.



conspira-
tors.



s men.



Cinque



The Earlof Cambridge.^
Lord Scroop.
Sir Thomas Gray.
Chartres, agent of the

King of France.
Lady Cobham.
Lady Powis.

The Lord Warden of the

Ports.

Cromer, Sheriff of Kent,
three Servants of the Bishop.
The Lieutenant of the Tower.
MacChane, an Irishman.
Host of the Bell at St. Albans.
Robin, a drawer (?) at the Bell.
Club, a Lancashire carrier.
Kate Owdham, his niece.
The Ostler of the Bell.
The Mayor of St. Albans,
a Constable of St. Albans.
Officer of the Watch.
Sir Richard Lee.
two Servants of Sir Richard,
the Gaoler of St. Albans,
a Judge,
two Justices (of the Peace).



The Sheriff of Hereford's man, Officers and Townsmen; a messenger
(1. 172); attendants of the King, the Lord Warden and the Sheriff of
Kent; the Lieutenant of the Tower's guard; the Watch at St. Albans
and the Gaoler's men.

The Sumner is not named till 1. 1952, the Irishman not till 1. 2516;
Kate's name is given as Owdham, i.e. Oldham, at I. 2286.



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Of the true and hono^^'^

rable hfftorfe , of the life of Sir
fohn Old^caflk^thegood



^ Lord Cobliam.



t/j it hath been lately aUedby the ri<rht
honor able the Earle of U^otlmjam

Lordhigh^dmirailof England his
Jeruants,




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The Prologue.




[ He4oukfHlTttie(gent/enuft)preflxt
' Vponthe Argument vrehaue in hand^ .
Aiay breedefufpence^and wrongfully dijlttrh
\ The peaceful/ ejuiet of your fetied thmghtsi
)Toflop which fcruple^lct this hriefefuffi/e.
It u no pamperd glutton nvepre/ent.

Nor AgedCouncellor toyouthfuUjinney

Tu t one^who/e venue jhcne ah cue the refi,

AvjiitanttJ^artyr.andavertuouspeere,

Inwhofe true faith and hyaltieexprefi

'Unto his foueraigne^nd his countries weale:

ff^ejiriuetopay that tribute ofourLoue,

TourfauQurs merite Jet fair e Truth begracte.

Since forgdetrntetition former time defacte.



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