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A PLEASANT NEW BALLAD
To the tune of, How shall a good Husband.
Husband.
i \ T J Ife, prethee come hither & sit thee down by me, V V For I am best pleased when y art most nie me.
Wife.
1 I scorne to sit by such a blockheaded Clowne,
No thou shalt not touch the worst hem of my Gowne, For I could haue had men both proper and good, That would haue maintaind me euen as I wood.
Husband.
3   Wife pray you forgiue me if I haue offended,
Let me know my fault Loue, and all shall be mended.
Wife.
4   Away you base Rascall, get out of my sight, Thou shalt not come neere me by day nor by night, For dost thou not see it, euen to my disgrace,
My neighbours exceed me in dressings and Lace.
Husband.
5   If that be the matter wife, let it not moue thee, Thou shalt haue as good as they; come kisse & loue
me.
Wife.
6   I will haue a silke Gowne, a Maske and a Fanne, I will neuer walke abroad without my man, And he shall be handsome to, with a good face, Not such a Clowne as You, me to disgrace.
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