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A PLEASANT NEW BALLAD
Husband.
7   Wife I will attend thee if that may suffice, And lay all things ready against you doe rise, And then if you please to walke and take the ayre, Wife I will waite on thee, be it foule or faire.1
Wife.
8   Nay, thou art not worthy to carry my Fan, I will be supplied by a propperer man:
And wee'l haue our Coach and horse to ride at pleasure And thou shalt run by on foot, and wait our leisure.
Husband.
9   Wife thou shall haue horses and Coach, and a man To driue for thy pleasure through Cheapside &
Strand, And I will goe with thee, and alwayes attend thee, My care shall be such Loue, as none shall offend thee.
Wife. io He not be attended by any such Foole.
No, thou art not worthy, to empty my close stoole, For thou hast no complement, Courtship, nor wit, And therefore not worthy to kisse where I sit.
Husband.
11    /^Ome Dame I will tell you, for I cannot hold V/ No longer, but tell thee that thou art turn'd
Scold, For I haue borne long with your blockhead and foole, Not worthy you say, for to empty your stoole.
Wife.
12   Why so I say still, if you mend not your manners, It were better you liued among Brewers or Tanners.
1 Text has a comma.
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