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THE CUCKING OF A SCOLD
5   Which something did molest The neighbours round about: But this was nothing to the fits That she would thunder out. But once, the truth to tell, Worse scolding did she keepe, For waking of her little Dog, That in the Sun did sleepe.
The cucking, &c.
6   Six winter dayes together, From morning eight a clocke, Until the euening that each one Their doores began to lock: She scolded for this wrong, Which she accounted great, And vnto peace and quietnesse No man could her intreat.
The clicking &c.
7   So that this little Deuill, With her vnquiet tongue, Continually both far and neere, Molested old and yong.
But yet soone after this, She made a greater brawle, Against the Constable, that did But pisse against her wall. The cucking, &c.
8   She cal'd him beastly knaue, And filthy Iacke for this,
And said that euery Cuckold now Against her wall must pisse: And in most raging sort, She rail'd at him so long. He made a vow he would reuenge This most outragious wrong1. The clicking, &c. 1 Text worng.
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