Eclipse left behind her childhood that day, not because a stinkard
, as she called him, had forced her to lie down with him, but because she received her calling, one she said I would have to wait to see.
(one who stinks)--STUNKARD (sulky, sullen)
and gorbelly just don't have the same staying power as words today.
In The Ravens Almanacke of the same year Dekker refers to the actor 'glad to play three houres for two pence to the basest stinkard in London, whose breath is stronger than Garlicke, and able to poyson all the 12.
Sithence then the place is so free in entertainement, allowing a stoole as well to the Farmers sonne as to your Templer: that your Stinkard has the selfe same libertie to be there in his Tobacco-Fumes, which your sweet Courtier hath: and that your Carman and Tinker claime as strong a voice in their suffrage, and sit to giue iudgement on the plaies life and death, as well as the prowdest Momus among the tribe of Critick: It is fit [y.
I coniure you (as you come of the right Goose-caps) staine not your house; but when at a new play you take up the twelue-penny roome next the stage, (because the Lords & you may seeme to be haile fellow wel met) there draw forth this booke, read alowd, laugh alowd, and play the Antickes, that all the garlike mouthd stinkards may cry out, Away with the Foole:(34)
They screwed their scurvy jawes and look't awry, Like hissing snakes adjudging it to die: Clapping, or hissing, is the onely meane That tries and searches out a well write Sceane, The stinkards
oft will hisse without a cause, And for a baudy jeast will give applause.
For now the stinkards
, in their Irefull wraths Bepelted me with Lome, with Stones, and Laths, One madly sits like bottle-Ale, and hisses, Another throws a stone, and cause he misses He yawnes and baules, and cryes Away, Away: Another cryes out Iohn begin the Play .