A Chaste Maid in Cheapside - Study Guide Act 5, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Touchwood Senior, Sir Oliver, Allwit, Lady Kix, Mistress Allwit, Moll's maid, Susan, and a Parson are at the church for the funeral of Moll and Touchwood Junior. As the service begins, the two lovers suddenly sit up in their coffins. Their deaths were an elaborate hoax. The couple tricked everyone so that they could meet at the church and marry. They are joined in matrimony before Yellowhammer and Maudlin can arrive to stop them.

Meanwhile, Tim has hastily married the Welsh Gentlewoman. Only afterwards do the Yellowhammers discover that she was Sir Walter's whore and has no wealth or land. Tim is angry and vows to sell his wife's services to his fellow classmates when he returns to the university. His mother, Maudlin, reminds Tim that once he had said that he could prove any whore an honest woman. Tim replies that he could prove...

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