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  • Title: The History of Sir John Oldcastle (Folio 3, 1664)
  • Editor: Michael Best

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    Authors: Anonymous, Michael Drayton, Richard Hathway, Antony Munday, William Shakespeare, Robert Wilson
    Editor: Michael Best
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    The History of Sir John Oldcastle (Folio 3, 1664)


    Enter the host of the house with the Irishman.
    Irish. Be me tro Mester is poor Irisman, is want lud-
    ging, is have no mony, is starve and cold, good Mester
    give her some meat, is famise and tye.
    2365Host. Faith fellow I have no lodging, but what I keep
    for my Guesse: as for meat, thou shalt have as much as
    there is, and if thou wilt lie in the barn, there's fair straw,
    and room enough.
    Irish. Is tank my Mester hertily.
    2370Host. Ho, Robin.
    Rob. Who calls?
    Host. Shew this poor Irishman to the barn, go sirra.