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courtesan

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(esp formerly) a prostitute, or the mistress of a man of rank
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See Gustav Cross, "Marston, Montaigne, and Morality: The Dutch Courtezan Reconsidered," English Literary History 27 (1960): 36.
The word liberty in the mouth of Mr Webster sounds like the word love in the mouth of a courtezan.
numbers will be to John Marston, "The Dutch Courtezan," in