and Peregrine discussing the furnishing of a temporary abode in Venice:
Sir Pol W.-B.: I will teil you, sir,
(Since we are met here in this height of Venice)
Some few particulars I have set down,
Only for this meridian, fit to be known
Of your crude traveller. — I'll acquaint you, sir,
I now have lived here 't is some fourteen months;
Within the first week of my landing here
I had read Contarene, took me a house,
Dealt with my Jews to furnish it with movables.
Therefore let the crude traveller from London know, that when he gels to that meridian, he must obtain his second-hand things from a Jew there. Was there any need to instruct him if such was also the regular London practice?
Contrast the similar passages in Every Man in his Humour, a thoroughly English play. The scène is London, and especially the Old Jewry. A better from young WellBred, who lives there, to Edward Kno'well begins:
"Why Ned, I beseech thee, hast thou forsworn all thy friends i'the Old Jewry? or dost thou think us all Jews that inhabit there, yet? If thou dost, come over and see but our frippery; change an old shirt for a whole smock with us. Do not conceive that antipathy between us, and Hogsden, as was between Jews, and hogsflesh."
Notice the last word in: Dost thou think us all Jews that inhabit there, yet. (after three centuries). Take this in connection with the "antipathy that was between