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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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THE POST OF WARE
Each Prisoners Fee discharg'd shall be,
to quit them from their care; The Bride-wells are alter'd,
and Hospitalls made, And maymed Soldiers therein laid. And euery Batchelor
marries a Mayd.
9 By Merchants rich is giuen much,
to Bankrupts newly decay'd, The Merchants store, shall help the poore,
that want, to set vp their Trade; From Lud-gate stones none shal heare mones
which haue so long beene made; The Usurers, hue
in the hundred will take, Promoters1 all shall Soldiers make, And Whores are turnd honest,
for conscience sake.
10 More mightst thou say my fine-tongu'd Boy,
of this our happy Newes, If any grieue for to beleeue,
I prethee bid them choose; And those that will to London still
these obiects come and peruse; Where you shall find honestly
all that I say, Prouide, make hast, vse no delay: For all this shall be
betwixt this and Doomes-day.
jf tnia. The Post.
Printed at London for /. Trundle. 1 Text Promooter.
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