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19   F.1 Nay neighbour Richard be content,
thou hast no wrong at all: Thy wife hath done thee right, and pleasurde me this night. F. This frets mee to the gall. Good wife forgiue me this offence,
I doe repent mine ill. W. I thank you with mine hart, for playing this kind part, though sore against your2 will.
20   Nay gentle husband frowne not so,
for you haue made amends: I thinke it is good gaine, to haue ten pound for my paine3:
then let vs both be friends. F. Ashamed I am and know not what to say,
good wife forgiue this crime4: Alasse I doe repent. W. Tut I could be content,
to be serued so many a time.
21    F. Good neighbour Richard be content,
ile woo thy wife no more: I haue enough of this. W. Then all forgiuen is.
I thanke thee Dick therefore. And to thy wife ile giue this gold,
I hope youle not say no: Since I haue had the pleasure, let her enioy the treasure.
F. Good wife let it be so5.
22    B. I thank you gentle Mistris. R. Faith & so do I.
sir, learne your owne wife to know: And shoote not in the darke, for feare you mis the marke. B. He hath paid for this I trow.
1  Read W. The wife addresses Richard in the first two lines and her husband in the last line.
2  my S.                                3 paynes S.
4 me this tyme S.                 5 S. ends here.
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