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EVERY MAN'S CONDITION
To the Tune of two Slips.
1     ALL men are inclinde, To follow their minde
although their courses be bad. Some men will laugh, And some men will quaffe,
and some againe looke very sad. Other sorts there be, That loue flattery,
but they are base in my opinion, Your swaggerers will rore, And your knaues run on score,
but your Welchman he still loues an Onyon.
2   Your Citizens fine, Loue a cup of neat wine,
their wiues1 doe loue good Canary, Your Lawyer he, Well loues a large fee,
your Courtyier he loues to be merry: Your Gallants and Knights, For their sports and delights,
will spend out their time amongst women : The sparkes of our age, In their drinke they will rage,
but your Welchman he still loues an Onyon.
3   The Merchants2 likewise, Though they seeme precise,
yet they couet more wealth, and more pleasure:
1 Text wiuus.                 2 Text Merchauts.
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