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NOBODY'S COUNSEL TO CHOOSE A WIFE
For she can haue Gossips
at any dead lift: Sheele bid them as welcome,
to one ioynt of rost: As your new married Cupple,
shall with all their cost: Sheele say man be wise,
spend what may suffice: For Houserent and all things,
beginneth to rise. For Maydens, &c:.
10   A young Wife is crabbed,
and takes a delight: If her mayd doe but crosse her,
to speake and then smight: Shee neuer is well
but a breeding debate, Shee'le make her young husband,
his prentises hate: No seruants will stay,
man and mayde will away: By this meanes she worketh,
her Husbands decay: For Maydens, &c.
11    A Widdow will neuer
be froward to such, Sheele vse them as kindly,
and then theyle doe much: Theyle call her kind Mistris,
and alwayes worke faster: Because they Hue quiet
with her, and their master: She still beares the mind,
to vse seruants kinde: That she and her husband
much profit may finde. For Maydens, &c.
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