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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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A MERRY NEW CATCH OF ALL TRADES
5   The Weauer thumps, his olde wife mumps, The Barber goes snip snap,
The Butcher prickes, the Tapster nickes, The Farmer stops ap ap. The Farmer, &c.
6   The Curryer toyles, and deales in oyles, The Cobler Hues by his peece:
The Chamberlaine cheates with musty meates, And doth the Countrey fleece. And doth, &c.
7   The Carter whips, the Begger skips, The Beadle Hues by blowes,
Yet whores wil be whores at honest mens doores Disphight a'th Beadles nose. Dispight a'th, &c.
8   The Broome-man cryes, mayd seruants buyes, And swaps with him for wares,
The Countrey asse doth to the Cosse, Sell Orchards full of Peares. Sell, &c.
9   Some Schoole-masters teach beyond their reach, The Mason deales with his square,
The Fletcher doth nock, and workes by the clock, The Beareward Hues by his Beare. The, &c.
io The Grosers pates 'bout thinges of weight, Is often troubled sore, The Taylors yard is seldome marde, Tho it measure many a score. Tho it measure many a score.
11 THe Iron-monger hardly deales, All Fruterers loose by th'rot: The Hagler buyes and Hues by lyes, The Drunkard plyes the pot, The Drunkard plyes the pot.
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