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12   Oh the wench went neately,
my thought it did me good: To see her cheery cheekes,
so dimpled ore with blood, Her wastecoate washed white:
as any lilly flower, would I had time to talke with her
the space of halfe an houre.
13   Buy blacke, saith the blacking man
the best that ere was seene: Tis good for poore men1 Cittizens
to make their shooes to shine, Oh tis a rare comodity,
it must not be for-got, ; . It wil make them2 glister gallantly
and quickly make them rot.
14   the world is ful of thredbare poets,
that Hue vpon their pen: But they will write too eloquent,
they are such witty men. But the Tinker with his budget,
the begger with his wallet3, And Turners turnd a gallant man,
at making of a Ballet.
Imprinted at London for I.W.
1 C. omits.                         2 them to C.
3 Text walled.
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