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12   The Collier sweares heele loose his eares, But he will falsly deale:
And such are glad as mand the Pad, For trifles for to steale. For trifles, &c.
13   The Budget maker oftentimes, Doe deale in brasen nayles:
And Tradesmen store, turne Porters poore,1 When other trading failes. When other, &c.
14   The Water-man will carry Nan, For two-pence crosse the Riuer: Yet this heele say, if she cannot pay,
Her passage free heele giue her. Her passage, &c.
15   The Glouer pokes, the Gallant smoakes, Yet Hues in Tradesmen debts,
The Drawer thriues by honest wiues,
The Cheater Hues by bets. The Cheater, &c.
16   The Cooke doth broyle, the Fencer foyle, The footman he doth sweat:
And Apple-Iohn doth vsher Nan,
And she giues him a heate. And she, &c.
17   The Ostler rubs, the Cutler scrubs, The Semsters deale in Ruffes:
The smoakie man with his small cole pan, Maintained is by puffes. Maintained is, &c.
18   The Chandelors deeds great pennance needs, And Faggots they doe beare:
The Vintner drawes, yet makes no frayes, The Begger is voyde of care. The Begger, &.
19   The Morris dance doth brauely prance, And about the Countrey goes:
And May-poles hie shall mount to th' skie, Despight of the Hobby horsenose. Despight, &c.
1 Cf. Parker's ballad on Porters (No. 64). 198
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