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3   In1 Lords there's no ambition,
in Ladies theres no pride, The Clergie loues no monie,
no woman's wanton-eyde, Each one that wicked liu'd,
doth striue to Hue anew. lohn. I neuer will beleeue it,
Tis too good to be true.
4   Row. I there did know an Usurer,
ith hundred tooke threescore: But he is now repented,
and gaue all to the poore, And daily fasts and prayes,
and hates that damned Crew.2 Iohn. I neuer will beleeue it,
Tis too good to be true.
5   Row. Your Tradesmen hate short measures
false lights, and falser waights: Nor will they in their bargaines,
vse oathes as cunning baites, To fetch the simple ore,
theres no such cunning lew. Iohn. I neuer will beleeue it,
Tis too good to be true.
6   Row. No Vintner there doth mingle,
his wine with water pure: And then doth sweare tis neatest:
in London's no such Brewer. Of that they all are cleare,
they can, but will not brew. Iohn. I neuer will bel£eue it.
Tis too good to be true.
1 Supply Row.            2 Text has a comma.
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