A Chaste Maid in Cheapside - Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

Allwit congratulates Sir Walter on the recent birth of his third child, a daughter, with Mistress Allwit. Allwit tells Sir Walter that he is going to go out and sing the baby's praises; he calls for the wet nurse to bring the baby to him again because he cannot help but kiss her three times every hour. Sir Walter tells Allwit that he is glad he could father the child for him. Allwit kisses the baby and then has the nurse take the child back to the nursery.

Allwit and Sir Walter begin to discuss the christening ceremony. Sir Walter suggests that his fiancée, Moll, Yellowhammer's daughter, should serve as the child's godmother. Allwit then recommends Touchwood Junior as the godfather. Sir Walter agrees and sends Davy Dahumma to inform the couple.

Some time later, in an alley by the Allwits' house, two Promoters...

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