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THE CUCKING OF A SCOLD
The Constable she called knaue, And knau'd him all the day. The cucking &c.
17   Upon which words, I wot, They duckt her straight againe
A dozen times ore head and eares: Yet she would not refraine, But still reuil'd them all. Then to 't againe they goe, Till she at last held vp her hands, Saying, Pie no more doe so. The cucking &c.
18   Then was she brought away, And after for her life,
She neuer durst begin to scould
With either man or wife.
And if that euery Scould
Might haue so good a diet,
Then should their neighbours euery day
Be sure to Hue in quiet,
The cucking of a Scould, The cucking of a Scould Which if you will but stay to he are The cucking of a Scould.
Printed at London by G.P. 1 No period in the text.
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