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TEN SHILLINGS FOR A KISS
Yet though my dauncing be so good,1 by all youth there I am withstood:
Then since their hopefull loues I misse, come here's ten shillings for a kisse.
10 Let Venus guide some young mans hart,
or Anthropos strike here thy Dart: Let young men pitty my hard state,
or proue like me vnfortunate. Come gentle young men ease my griefe,
nought but a kisse can giue reliefe, For since their hopefull loues I misse:
come here's ten shillings for a kisse.
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Printed at London by /. White.
To the Tune / can nor will no longer lye alone.
ii A Lack fayre Maide, why dost thou grone, Is it for a kisse, alack but for one? Nay thou shalt haue a hundred one two or three. More sweeter then the hunny that comes from the Bee.
12   Doe not thinke we men are vnkind, For a Kisse or two to stay behinde:
Nay thou shalt haue a hundred one two or three, More sweter then the blossomes from the Tree.
13   All Maydes they say, not as you say, For if that we pray, they will say nay:
The more that we seeke they still will reply, Alack they cannot loue, yet know not why.
1 Text has a period.                2 Text FUNS.
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