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F. For to inioy thee as my loue.
B. Sir you haue a wife: Therefore let your sute haue an end.
F. First will I lose my life.
5   All that I haue thou shalt commaund.
B. Then my loue you haue. F. Your meaning I well1 vnderstand.
B. I yeeld to what you craue. F. But tel mee sweet when shall I enioy
my hearts delight. B. I prethee2 sweete heart be not coy,
euen soone at night.
6   My husband is rid ten miles from home,
money to receiue: In the euening see you come.
F. Til then I take my leaue.                  (Exit:
B. Thus haue I rid my hands3 full well
of my amorous loue, And my sweet husband wil I tell,
how hee doth me moue.
Enter Richard Besses husband.
To the tune of the lewtsh dance.
7   Rich. Hey doune a doune,
hey doune, a doune a doune, There is neuer a lusty Farmer,
in all our towne: That hath more cause,
. to lead a merry life, Then I that am married
to an honest faithfull4 wife. B. I thanke you gentle husband,
you praise mee to my face. R. I cry thee mercy, Bessee,
I knew thee not in place. 1 well IS. 2 praye the S. 3 husband S. 4 S. omits.
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