Dekker worked over an old play of the same name; the subject of both was taken from the old German volksbuch 'Fortunatus' of 1519.
Mrs. Patch has a fever and Mr. Dekker has sprained his ankle.
This hasty step put an end to a brilliant political career and entailed upon Dekker years of disappointment and hardship.
"It isn't a colony, in the sense Oostpoort is," explained Dekker.
Jan relit his pipe silently, making a mental resolution that Dekker wouldn't take care of it alone.
As a dramatist, Dekker was most active between the years 1598 and 1602.
Yet, since attention was directed to Dekker in any way, the best authorities have been unanimous in his praise.
Among the collaborators of Dekker at this time was Ben Jonson.
"Your Señor Dekker said that would be taken care of," replied Sanchez.
Dekker had already, according to his wont, moralised the original story, which is innocent of moral intention.