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A PROVERB OLD, YET NE'ER FORGOT
12    If a poore Young-man be matched
with a Widdow stord with gold, And thereby be much inritched, though hes young and she is old, twill be no shame vnto his Name, If he haue what his Friends haue not, but every Friend will him commend For striking the Iron while twas hott.
13   Young-men all who heare1 this Ditty,
in your memories kepe it well, Chiefely you in London City, where so manv Widowes dwell, the Season now doth well alow Your practise, therefore loose it not, fall toot apace, while you haue space, And strike the Iron while tis hott.
Martin Parker.
Printed at London for Francis Groue, and are to be sold at his Shop on Snow-Hill.
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