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FRANCIS' NEW JIG
8    B. Beleeue me gentle husband,
if you knew as much as I, The words that you haue spoken,
you quickly would deny: For since you went from home,
A sutor I haue had, Who is so farre in loue with mee,
that he is almost madde. Heele giue me gold and siluer1 store,
and money for to spend, And I haue promis'd him therefore,
to be his louing friend.
9   R. Beleeue me, gentle wife,
but this makes mee to frowne, There is no gentleman nor2 knight,
nor Lord of high renowne: That shall enioy thy loue, gyrle,
though he were ne're so good: Before he wrong my Bessee so,
He spend on him my blood. And therefore tell me who it is
that doth desire thy loue. B. Our neighbour master Francis3,
that often did me moue.
10 To whom I gaue consent,
his mind for to fulfill,, And promis'd him this night,
that he should haue his will: Nay doe not frowne, good Dickie,
but heare me speake my minde: For thou shalt see He warrant thee,
He vse him in his kind. For vnto thee I will be true,
so long as I doe Hue, He neuer change thee for a new,
nor once my mind so giue. 1 Jewels S.            2 or S.            3 S. adds 'tis.
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