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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)

    Lord Cobham comes out stealing in his gown.
    Cob. Harpool, Harpool, I hear a marvellous noise about
    2235the house, God warrant us, I fear we are pursued:
    what Harpool?
    Har. within. Who calls there?
    Cob. 'Tis I, dost thou not hear a noise about the house?
    Har. Yes marry do I, zounds I cannot find my hose,
    2240this Irish rascal that lodg'd with me all night, hath stollen
    my apparel, and has left me nothing but a lowsie mantle,
    and a pair of broags. Get up, get up, and if the Carrier
    and his wench be asleep, change you with him as he hath
    done with me, and see if we can scape.