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THE CUNNING AGE
Wid.
7   Well, by your example I warning will take, With no Skip-iacke boy a match I will make; Two Sutors I haue, but I both will forsake,
For some that are fond, as they brew let them bake; Vie take heed of this cunning Age, Tie take heed of this cunning Age.
Mar. Wo.
8   Well, doe so, good Gossip; and1 so Fare you well, My goodly new husband will curse me to hell:
Old Iohn, (God be with him) my neighbours can tell, Did neuer in 's life giue me mouthfull of ill.
Oh fie on this doting Age,
Oh fie on this doting Age. Wid.
9   There is an old Prouerbe, that oft hath bin try'd, Set a Beggar on horse-back, to iff Gallowes heel ride; So, wed a young Boy, hee's so puft vp with pride, They'l marry rich Widdowes, to scofte and deride.
Oh this is a coozening Age, O this is a coozening Age.
John Cart.
Married Woman. i o B Ut stay, who comes yonder ? 'tis well yt I tarry'd: My kinswoman Katherin, she lately was mary'd, Shee had better gone to the Church to be bury'd, With her now, I doubt, things are otherwise carryd,
She curseth this coozening Age,
She curseth this coozening Age.
Toung Wife. 11 What Cousin and neighbour, are you met together ? 'Tis well that I hapned so luckily hither,
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