Excerpts from If You Know Not Me You Know Nobody, Part 2

John: […] are you in-ward with her courſe of life, ſhee’s a common midwife for trade-falne virginitie, there are more maidenheads chargde and diſ- chargde in her houſe in a yeare, then peeces at the Artillerie yard. (1.1.102–06)
Iohn. A new man, what elſe Vncle, Ile be a newe man from the top to toe, or ile want of my will: Inſtead of Tennis-Court, my morning Exerciſe shalbe at Saint Antlins: ile leaue Ordina-ries[.] (1.1.136–39)
Iohn. Any thing good Vncle, I haue ſeru’d my prentiſhip al-readie, but binde me againe and I ſhall be content, and tis but reaſon neither, ſend me to the Conduit with the water-tankard, ile beate Linnen, Bucks, or any thing to redeeme my negligence. (1.1.150–53)
2. Pren. Foote I cannot, I muſt needes ſtep to the Dagger in Cheape to ſend a Letter into the Countrie vnto my father, ſtand by, you are the yougeſt1 prentiſe, looke you to the ſhop. (1.2.177–79)
Hob. […] But bones a me, knaues either mend your manners.
Leaue Alehouſes, tauernes, and the tipling mates,
Your Punkes, and cocatrices, or ile clappe ye
Cloſe vp in Bridewell, bones of me ile doo’t[.] (1.2.203–06)
Hob. Bones a god, knaue, th’art welcome what’s the newes
At bawdie Barnewell, and at Sturbridge Fayre?
What, haue your London wenches any trading?
Taw. After the old ſort ſir, they viſite the Toulebooth, and the Bulring ſtill. (1.2.217–21)
Lady [Ramsie]. I thanke you heartily, and by the houre I know,
They will be preſently heere on the Lumbard,
VVhither I drew you for this intent:
And ſee, ſir Thomas is come: pray breake with him.
D. Now. Good day to ſir Thomas Ramſie.
Ram. M. Deane of Powles, as much to you:
Tis ſtrange to ſee you here in Lumberſtreet,
This place of trafficke whereon Marchants meete. (1.3.399–406)
Greſh. […] Ile haue a roofe built, and ſuch a roofe,
That Marchants and their wiues, friend and their friends
Shall walke vnderneath it as now in Powles. (1.3.551–53)
Greſh. Here Iohn take this ſeal’d Ring,
Bid Timothy preſently ſend me a hundred pound.
Iohn. I ſir.
Greſh. I am ſure he hath it ready told for thee,
Weele ſtay here on the Lumbard till thou comeſt. (1.3.576–80)
D. Now. Nay ſtay good Iohn, thou knowſt my dwelling Iohn?
Tym. I haue knowne them Iohn of our Church, haue beene burnt for other ſinnes before thy yeares.
Iohn. I by my faith Timothy it may be you haue, for as cloſe as you carry your teeth together, with indeed good brother, I doe not thinke but once in a yeare, a man might finde you quartered betwixt the Mouth at Biſhops-gare 2, and the preaching place in Spittle.
Tim. Now you talke of the Spittle, I muſt ſay in very deede I haue been in the Spittle. (1.4.609–17)
Tim. My good friend, now what muſt become of me?
Honeſt. Vnles, wee ſhall to the Tauerne, and drinke till you can ſend for Baile, you muſt to the Counter. (1.5.729–31)
Tim. I muſt confeſſe I owe my M. 500. Li. How I came ſo, it is not fit to lay the ſins of our fleſh open to euery eie, & you know the ſaying, Tis bad to do euill, but worſe to boaſt of it: yet hee aboue knowes that ſometimes as ſoone as I haue come from Bowe-church, I haue gone to a Baudie-houſe. (1.5.736–40)
Honeſh 3. Well here comes my fellow Quick, and vnles you wil content vs for ſtaying, you muſt along to the Counter. (1.5.744–45)
Now: This ſir Richard Whitington three times Maior,
Sonne to a Knight, and Prentiſe to a Mercer,
Began the Librarie of Gray-Friars 4 in London;
And his Executors after him did build
Whittington Colledge, thirteene Almes-houſes for poore men,
Repair’d S. Bartholmewes 5 in Smithfield,
Glaſed the Guild-hall, and built Newgate. (1.6.791–97)
D. Now. They are two that haue deſeru’d a memorie,
Worthy the note of our Poſteritie:
This Agnes Foſter, wife to ſir A. Foſter,
That fre’d a Beggar at the grate of Lud-gate,
Was after Maior of this moſt famous Citie,
And builded the South-ſide of Lud-gate vp,
Vpon which wall theſe Verſes I haue read.
Deuout ſoules that paſſe this way,
For M. Foſter late Maior honeſtly pray,
And Agnes his Wife to God conſecrate,
That of pitty this houſe made for Londoners in Lud.gate:
So that for lodging and water here nothing they pay,
As their Keepers ſhall anſwere at dreadfull Doomes day. (1.6.823–35)
Lady. O what a charitable deed was this!
This Aue Gibſon who in her husbands life,
Being a Grocer, and a ſherife of London,
Founded a free Schoole at Ratcliffe,
There to inſtruct three-ſcore poore children[.] (1.6.836–40)
[ Gresham reads]. I am a Marchant made by chance,
And lacking coyne to venture:
Your hundred pound’s gone toward France,
Your Factor’s in the Counter.
Quick. No ſir, he is yet but in the Tauerne at counter gate, but he ſhall ſoone be in if you pleaſe. (1.6.914–20)
Taw. I ſure6 tis in this Lane, I turned on the right hand com-ming from the Stockes,7 nay, though there was maſter carles, man carels, and all careles, ile ſtill be honeſt Iohn, and ſcorne to take any mans ware but ile pay them for it: I warrant they thinke me an arrant knaue, for going away and not paying, and in my con-ſcience the maſter cudgeld the men, and the men the maſter, and all about me, when as God ſaue me I did it innocently. But ſure this is the Lane, there’s the VVindmill, there’s the Dogs head in the pot, and her’s the Fryer whipping the Nuns arſe: ti’s here about ſure. (1.7.968–77)
2 [Prentice]. I haue don’t an houre agoe: haue you ſeal’d vp
My maſters Letter to his Factor Iohn Greſham?
It is at Deepe in France to ſend him Matches,
For he muſt vſe them at Briſtow faire. (1.7.982–85)
Greſh. Be you my Agent too and fro to them,
I know your place and will be thankfull to you:
Tell them I waite here in the Maiors Court,
Beneath in the Sheriffes Court my workemen waite[.] (1.8.1137–40)
Ram. Or rather come to bring the newes our ſelfe:
We haue determin’d of a place for you
In Corne-hill 8, the delightfull9 of this Cittie,
Where you ſhall raiſe your Frame: the Cittie at their Charge
Hath bought the houſes aud10 the ground,
And payd for both three thouſand fiue hundred three & twentie pound;
Order is giuen the houſes ſhall be ſold,
To any man will buy them and remooue them. (1.8.1164–71)
Shirife. […] And wee in name of the whole Cittizens,
Doe come to giue you full poſſeſſion
Of this our purchaſe, whereon to build a Burſe,
A place for Marchants to aſſemble in,
At your owne charges. (1.8.1175–79)
Greſh. […] This ſeuenth of Iune we the firſt ſtone will lay
Of our new Burſe, giue vs ſome Brickes:
Here’s a bricke, here’s a faire Soueraigne[.] (1.8.1188–90)
Greſh. […] Here like a pariſh for good Cittizens
And their faire wiues to dwell in, ile haue ſhoppes
Where euery day they ſhall become themſelues
In neat attire, that when our Courtiers
Shall come in traines to pace old Greſhams Burſe,
They ſhall haue ſuch a girdle of chaſte eyes,
And ſuch a globe of beautie round about[.] (1.8.1231–37)
Greſh. O M. Nowell I did not forget
The troubleſome ſtorme we had in Lumbar-ſteet 11,
That time Sir Thomas and I were aduerſaries,
And you and M. Hobſon made vs friends. (1.8.1245–48)
Boy. Here is a Letter ſent you from Iohn Greſham.
Hob. O an anſwer of a Letter that I ſent,
To ſend mee Matches againſt Briſtow faire,
If then any were come. (1.8.1323–26)
2. Lord. […] I haue been in Turkies great Conſtantinople,
The Marchants there meet in a goodly temple,
But haue no common Burſe in Rom, but Rome’s
Built after the manner of Franckeford, and Emden:
There where the greateſt Marts and meeting places
Of marchants are haue ſtreets and pent-houſes,
And as I might compare them to themſelues,
Like Lumber-ſtreet before this Burſſe was built. (1.9.1352–61)
1. Lord. […] it is our way
To Biſhop-gate to M. Greſhamsg houſe,
Thether ſo pleaſe you wee’l aſſociate you. (1.9.1404–06)
Greſh. […] And Lords ſo pleaſe you but to ſee my Schoole,
Of the ſeuen learned liberall Sciences,
Which I haue founded here neere Byſhops-gate[.] (1.10.1564–66)
Hob. […] I croſt the water in my gowne and ſlippers,
To ſee my rents and buildings of the Bancke-ſide,
And I am ſlipt cleane out of ken, fore-god
A wooll-gathering. (1.11.1596–99)
Sir Tho: […] VVher’s the Queene now?
She comes along the Strand from Sommerſet houſe,
Through Temple-barre, downe fleet-ſtreet, and thecheape,
The North ſide of the Burſe to Biſhops gate,
And dines at maſter Greſhams, and appoints
To returne on the South ſide through Corne-hill,
And there when ſhe hath viewd the roomes aboue,
And walkes below, ſhe’le giue name to the Burſe. (1.13.2020–27)
Queen. […]Suſſex and Leſter place the ambaſſadours,
We at our Court of Greenwich will dilate
Further of theſe deſignes, where’s Greſham? (1.13.2055–57)
Queen. Our leaſure now ſerues to ſuruey your Burſe,
A goodly frame, a rare proportion. (1.13.2059–60)
Hob. […] I by this hand Queene Beſſe, I am olde Hobſon
A Haberdaſher, and dwelling by the Stockes:12
VVhen thou ſeeſt money with thy Grace is ſcant,
For twice fiue hundred pound thou ſhalt not want. (1.13.2086–89)
Queen. Proclaime through euerie high ſtreet of this citie,
This place to be no longer cal’d a Burſe,
But ſince the building’s ſtately, faire, and ſtrange,
Be it for euer cal’d, the Royall Exchange. A floriſh here.
And whil’ſt this voice flyes through the citie forth-right,
Ariſe Sir Thomas Greſham now a Knight.
Be our Ambaſſadors conducted all
Vnto their ſeuerall lodgings: this 23. of Ianuarie
A thouſand, fiue hundred, and ſeuentie, Elizabeth
Chriſtens this famous worke: now to our Court
Of Greenwich; Greſham, thankes for our good cheere:
We to our people, they to vs are deere. (1.13.2102–13)
La: Ram: I haue knowne old Hobſon,
Sit with his neighbour Gunter a good man,
In Chriſts Church morne by morne, to watch poore couples
That come there to be married, and to be
Their common fathers, and giue them in the Church,
And ſome few Angels for a dower to boot,
Beſides they two are cal’d the common Goſſops
To witneſſe at the Funt for poore mens Children,
Nor they refuſe that on their helpe doe call,
And to ſpeake truth, they’re bountifull to all. (1.14.2136–45)
Taw. He is by this, halfe way to Tyburne gone;
The ſuit was followed in Iohn Greſhams name[.] (1.14.2169–70)
3 [Lord]. He did intend the murther of a Gentleman,
One M. Hare here of the Inner Temple,
And ſo far brought his purpoſe to effect,
That M. Hare being priuate in his Chamber,
Hee watching as he thought fit time, broke in vpon him[.] (1.15.2246–50)
3 [Lord]. […] From whence he was committed vnto New-gare 13,
And at the Seſſions by twelue honeſt men,
Found guilty of Burglarie and condemn’d to die:
And had di’d, had her Grace not pardon’d him. (1.15.2253–56)
Queen. VVhy doe you tremble M. Doctor? haue you any ſute to vs?
Shake not at vs, we doe our Subiects loue,
Or doos thy face ſhew ſignes of diſcontent
Through any heauie want oppreſſeth thee ?
Though at our Court of Greene-wich thou wert croſt
In ſuing to be Maſter of Saint Katherines,
To doe thee good ſeeke out a better place,
Shee’le giue thee that, the which hath giuen thee grace. (1.15.2334–41)
Iohn. Why that’s true too; for if ſhee were a Suter to mee, we ſhould be man and wife ſtraight & you ſhould haue your money within this halfe houre. But looke, looke where ſhee comes: as you are good-men mum, patience and pray for my proceedings: If I do ſpeed as I am partly perſwaded, you ſhall haue your own with the aduantage, if I ſhould be croſt you know the worſt, for-bearance is no acquitance: but mum, if it prooue a match & any of you ſhould chance to be in the Counter, you know my mar-riage being ſpred, my word wil be currant, then mum.
Now. Madam you are welcome into Lumber-ſtreet. (1.16.2420–29)
Ioh. Doe Mall, prethee doe not thinke it ſo, be choſen one of the common Counſell, or one of the Maſters of the Hoſpitall, ſo perhaps I ſhall neuer become it, marrie if I ſhould bee choſen one of the Maiſters of Bridewell, for ſome of my old acquain-tance; fut, I would take it vpon me, vice muſt be corrected, vice muſt be corrected. (1.16.2480–85)
Drake. […] And vnder his 14 Conduct are ſafely kept:
And are by this time landed at S. Margrets:
From whence they meane to march along by land,
And at S. Iames hee’le greet your Maieſtie. (1.18.2664–67)
Quee. Next vnder God, your valors haue the praiſe:
Diſmiſſe our Campe, and tread a royall March
Towards S. Iames, where in martiall order
Wee’le meete and parley our Lord Admirall,
And ſet a ranſome of his Priſoners. (1.18.2673–77)


  1. youngest
  2. Bishopsgate
  3. Honesty
  4. Grey Friars becomes Christ Church, Newgate Street. (JJ)
  5. Which church did Whittington repair? St. Bartholomew the Great and St. Bartholomew the Less are both in Smithfield. (JJ)
  6. I am sure (JJ)
  7. Referent not clear. May refer to the Stocks Market, or to a generic set of stocks. (JJ)
  8. We have tagged Corne-hill as the street, but the reference may be to the ward or the site. The Royal Exchange was on Cornhill Street, in Cornhill Ward, near Cornhill (the market). (JJ)
  9. Word probably missing here. (JJ)
  10. and
  11. street
  12. Referent not clear. May refer to the Stocks Market, or to a generic set of stocks. (JJ)
  13. Newgate
  14. Pedro, their Admirall (JJ)


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