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EVERY MAN'S CONDITION
The Cobler his last, The Bowler his cast,
thus men are of seuerall opinion, The fish loues the poole, And my Lady her foole,
but the Welchman, &c.
9 The Smith loues his Hammer, And the Captaine his Drummer,
the Souldier1 loues a good blade, The Pedler his packe, And the Collyer his Sacke,
and the Horse-courser he loues a lade. The Brazier his kettle, The Bell-founder mettle,2
addicted to seuerall opinions, The Broome-man loues Broome, And the Pope he loues Rome,
but the Welchman, &c.
10   The Dutchman loues Beere, And the Beareward his Beare,
the Porter his Frock and his Basket, My Mamesey nose Host Loues a pot and a toste,
and the Landresse she loues a neat Flasket, The hangman the Gallowes, and all cheating fellowes,
deserueth in my opinion To end in that place, That Hues by disgrace,
but the Welchman he still loues an Onion.
11    Let no body grudge, Nor ill of me iudge
because I haue pend this same ditty.
1 Text Soulder.               2 No comma in the text.
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