Every Man in His Humour

by

Ben Jonson

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Cash is Kitely’s business assistant. According to Kitely, Cash was taken in by his master at a young age. He serves as a go-between, initially for business matters but in the main for Kitely’s jealous paranoia. Kitely at one stage stations Cash at his house to watch out for Wellbred and his entourage. Like her husband, Dame Kitely also uses Cash to try and catch her spouse in the act of adultery.

Cash Quotes in Every Man in His Humour

The Every Man in His Humour quotes below are all either spoken by Cash or refer to Cash. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Oxford University Press edition of Every Man in His Humour published in 2009.
Act 3, Scene 4 Quotes

COB: Humour! Mack, I think it be so indeed; what is that humour? some rare thing, I warrant.

CASH: Marry I'll tell thee, Cob: it is a gentlemanlike monster, bred in the special gallantry of our time, by affectation; and fed by folly.

Related Characters: Cash (speaker), Cob (speaker)
Page Number: 52
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Cash Character Timeline in Every Man in His Humour

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Act 2, Scene 1
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Kitely, a cloth merchant, stands in front of his house with his assistant, Thomas Cash, and Downright. Kitely sends Cash away to complete a transaction for him and converses with... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 3
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...than above board. His suspicion of his wife, Dame Kitely, has gotten worse. He tells Cash that he will sacrifice the business transaction in order to keep tabs on his wife.... (full context)
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...leave or stay, comparing his brain to an “hour-glass.” He wonders if he can trust Cash to look after his home while he’s gone—or, more accurately, to look after Dame Kitely... (full context)
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Kitely asks Cash to promise to keep a secret, though wonders paranoidly if Cash is deliberately avoiding swearing... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 4
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As Kitely departs, Cob comes by. He is ranting to himself about “fasting days.” Cash asks him what has moved him to “this choler.” Cash tells Cob that he’s probably... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 5
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...arrive. Edward and Wellbred are praising Brainworm for his skill as an “artificer.” They ask Cash for Kitely’s whereabouts; Cash, starting to panic at the men’s arrival, informs them that Kitely... (full context)
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...is “good for nothing but to choke a man.” Bobadil beats him with a “cudgel.” Cash drags Cob away, with Bobadil hurling insults at him. (full context)
Act 4, Scene 2
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...both men draw their weapons. Bobadil draws his sword too. The others separate them as Cash enters. (full context)
Act 4, Scene 8
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...Clement, desires to speak with him as soon as possible. Kitely goes to look for Cash and Cob, whom he wants to act as “sentinels” while he goes to Justice Clement’s. (full context)
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Kitely comes in with Cash, instructing him to stay at the house, keep note of any visitors, and interrupt any... (full context)
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...in Cob’s wife, Tib, whom he says is a “bawd.” Now jealous too, she drags Cash off to look for Kitely with her. (full context)
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...as Brainworm said. Bridget tells him that Dame Kitely has gone to Cob’s house with Cash; Kitely heads there in a fit of jealousy. (full context)
Act 4, Scene 10
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Dame Kitely and Cash arrive. Dame Kitely demands to know where Kitely is, but Tib tells her that he... (full context)
Act 5, Scene 1
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Justice Clement, Knowell, Kitely, Dame Kitely, Cash, Tib, and Cob assemble at Justice Clement’s house. Clement is trying to get to the... (full context)