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By Thomas Middleton

ISBN-10: 1169251560

ISBN-13: 9781169251564

ISBN-10: 1981360395

ISBN-13: 9781981360390

The play's protagonist, Theodorus Witgood, has mortgaged his estates to his uncle Pecunius Lucre, a covetous London service provider. Witgood is in love with Joyce, the daughter of one other London service provider, Walkadine Hoard. Lucre and Hoard are competitors; Hoard resents Lucre simply because Lucre has proven himself to be a fair extra ruthless swindler than Hoard is himself. Witgood persuades a former mistress to masquerade as a wealthy kingdom widow and his new fiancée. Lucre, extremely joyful on the prospect of a wealthy fit for his nephew, presents him with £50 and a imprecise promise to make Witgood his inheritor. equally and for a similar cause, Witgood's collectors cease dunning him and provide him extra credits. Conversely, rival suitors for the "rich widow" come up, together with Walkadine Hoard.

Witgood advises his prior mistress to simply accept Hoard's idea and so repair herself for all times. She permits herself to be lively away via Hoard, with Lucre in scorching pursuit. The "widow" concurs with Lucre to withstand Hoard if Lucre restores Witgood's estates, and Lucre reluctantly has the same opinion. yet Witgood's collectors, indignant over his obvious lack of a wealthy fit, have him arrested; Witgood, despite the fact that, claiming a pre-contract with the "widow," cons Hoard into paying his money owed. Witgood marries Joyce in mystery; on the ceremonial dinner celebrating Hoard's marriage, it truly is printed that Hoard's new wealthy spouse is Witgood's negative ex-mistress. however the courtesan kneels to her new husband and supplies to be an outstanding spouse, and Witgood joins her in repentance and rejection of his former sensual and spendthrift ways.

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