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8   There was a slinging1 boy,
did write to2 ride to Rumford: When I go to my close stoole3,
I will put4 him in a comfort: But what I leaue behind,
shall be no priuate gaine: But all is one when I am gone,
let him take it for his paine.
9   Ould shoes for new Broomes,
the broome man he doth sing: For hats or caps or buskins,
or any ould Pooch rings. [Buy5] a Mat, a bed Mat, . [a padjlock or a Pas6, A couer for a close stoole,
a bigger or a lesse.
10   Ripe Chery ripe,
the Coster-monger cries, Pipins fine, or Peares,
another after hies, With basket on his head,
his liuing to aduance, And in his purse a paire of Dice,
for to play at Mumchance.
11    Hot Pippin pies,
to sell vnto my friends: Or puding pies in pans,
well stuft with Candles ends, Will you buy any Milke,
I heare a wench to cry7, With a paile of fresh Cheese and creame,
another after hies.
1 singing C.             2 did write to: who did C.            3 own school 67.
4 take C.                  5 Text torn. C. has Buy.
6 a hassock or a presse C.                  7 to cry: that cries C.
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