It is also noteworthy that, for the period, the bawdry is "cut" to the lowest limit.
He was primed with the letter-accounts; he made her dot her amorous I's and cross her bawdry T's.
Thus, Brooks lumps 1601 with Mark Twain's "bawdry," and interprets it simply as another indication of frustration.
This will prove rare sport, to see how the poet's genius will grapple with this bawdry!
He omitted a good deal of bawdry, especially in Act II, scene ii.