<A RANDOLPH><T DRINKING ACADEMY>
Worldly an old doting vser
Knowlittle his prodigall sone
Chaualero Whiffe master of the drinking Academy
Simple Knowlittle's man
Timothy Sheirke a cheater
Tom Nimmer a cutpurse
Jack Bidstand a heigh-way man
Pluto the God of riches, madam Pecunias ghost, Alecto,
a ballat singer, persons assum'd by the 3 cheaters to
cosen Worldly, Knowlittle and Caualero Whiffe.
Maddam Pecunia, my Lady Inconstantia Fortunes
eldest daughter a person only mentioned.
Ile warrant you expect a Prologue? but by my troath ther
is no such matter ye are nether like to haue Prologue
or Epelogue, head or foot in this play. our Poet to excuse
it says Melpomine hath taken cold of late. but the trouth
is articles of treason haue bin brought to Apollo against him
the least of wch his accusers count capital. the cheifest
crime and for wch Apollo hath foreuer banish'd him the
company of the thrice three learned sisters (so that he
can neuer hope againe to . . .