A Chaste Maid in Cheapside - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

The christening party returns to the Allwits' house to pay its respects to Mistress Allwit. Sir Walter presents her with a goblet and two gold apostle spoons as a gift for the birth of their child. The Gossips and the Puritans begin to eat and drink heartily, much to the disgust of Allwit. He complains that if he were paying for the party, he would be poor.

Maudlin's son Tim and his tutor arrive from the university. Tim is kissed and fawned over by every woman in the room. He is disgusted by them and their frivolity.

When everyone has left except Davy, Davy tells Allwit that Sir Walter is to wed. Allwit leaves the house, vowing to stop Sir Walter from marrying and thereby ending Allwit's comfortable financial arrangement.

Act 3, Scene 2 Analysis

The christening celebration occurs during Lent, which is observed as a period...

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