Despite its bawdy dialogue, trivial plot, and profane characters, The Four PP ends with an evidently straightfaced and seriously intended moral. John Heywood, apparently wanting the best of both worlds, profane and sacred, seems intent on amusing his audience with a rowdy tale while at the same time inculcating piety with a final sermon.



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