Mandrakes and Whiblins in 'The Honest Whore'

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1997
Authors
Daalder, Joost
Telford Moore, Antony
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The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill
Abstract
In Act I, scene ii of Thomas Dekker's The Honest Whore (1604), there occurs a dialogue between Viola, the wife of the linen-draper Candido, and her brother Fustigo. Fustigo comments that Candido must be either a mandrake or a whiblin. Daalder considers the context in detail in order to evaluate the correct meanings ascribed to these terms in the text.
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Renaissance, Drama, English Literature, Poetry, Drama, English
Citation
Daalder, Joost and Moore, Antony Telford 1997. Mandrakes and Whiblins in 'The Honest Whore'. Studies in Philology, 94 (4), 494-507.