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14   Hinder not your daughter,
good husband, lest you bring Her loues consuming sicknesse,
or else a worser thing. Maydens youngly married
louing wiues will be And sweet as is the honey
which comes from the Bee.
15   Good father be not cruell,
your daughter is mine owne: Her mother hath consented
and is to liking growne. And if your selfe will giue then,
her gentle hand to me, Twill sweeter be then honey
that comes from the Bee.
16   God giue thee ioy deare Daughter,
there is no reason I Should hinder thy proceeding,
and thou a mayden die: And after to lead Apes in hell,
as maidens doomed be: That fairer are then blossomes
that bloome vpon the tree.
17   Then let's vnto the Parson
and Clerke to say Amen:
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