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TEN SHILLINGS FOR A KISS
5   My armes are nimble to each poynt,
actiue I am in euery ioynt: I am not as some maidens are,
so coy, for young men not to care, Why should I then disdained be?
when those are lou'd be worse then me? But since their hopefull loues I misse:
come here's ten shillings for a kisse.
6   My waste is small, and likewise long,
my leg well calft, and boned strong, My pretty foote you all may feele,
is not in bredth an inch in th' heele. From head to foote in euery part,
I seeme a building fram'd by Art: Yet since their hopefull loues I misse,
come here's ten shillings for a kisse.
7   Yet man's obdurate to my mones,
they all stand senslesse of my grones, They nere regard a proper maide:
great heyres are tane and she denaid, Yet by all meanes I will assay,
to gaine mens loues as well as they: For since their hopefull loues I misse,
come here's ten shillings for a kisse.
8    Is Cupid dead, will he not strike,
and make some man perforce to like: Or is he angry with a creature,
making me Hue the scorne of nature: Or is his dart in 's Quiuer fast:
oh no, I hope heele strike at last: Since I their hopefull loues do misse,
come here's ten shillings for a kisse.
9   To the Dauncing schoole I vsuall goe,
and learne farre more then many doe Oft I resort to weddings for this, onely to gayne a young mans kisse.
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