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6   'YOur pure-seeming man
Will deceiue if he can,
Your Papist deales all in crosses, The Theefe Hues by stealth On other mens wealth,1
the Traueller endures great losses. But time giues free scope For the theefe to haue a rope,
tis fit for him in my opinion, If you will shunne shame Then loue your owne fame,
as a Welchman his Leeke or his Onion.
7   The Mercer loues Gloues, The Dutchwomen stoves,
the Groser's a man of some reason: The Farmer loues corne, And the huntsman his home,
the Unthrift doth spend out of season: The Weauer his Loome, The Miller his thumbe,
thus all are of seuerall opinion, Giue me good old Sherry,1 I loue to be merry,
as well as the Welchman his Onion.
8   The Usurer Gold,
Idle Knaues endure cold,
because that they wil not labour,
The Fiddler the2 fiddle,
The Iester his riddle,1
the Piper his pipe and his tabour,
1 No comma in the text.                      2 Text he.
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