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2   Hells fiery flames prepared are,
for those that Hue in sinne, And now on earth I tast of some,
but as a pricke or pin, To those which shall hereafter be,
without Gods mercy great, Who once more calls vs to account,
on his Tribunall Seate.
3   Then hasty hairebraind wiues take heed,
of me a warning take, Least like to me in coole of blood,
you burn't be at a stake; The woman which heere last did dye,
and was consum'd with fire, Puts me in minde, but all to late,
for death I doe require.
4   But to the story now I come,
which to you He relate, Because that I haue liu'd like some,
in good repute and state, In Westminster we liued there,
well knowne by many friends, Which little thought that each of vs,
should haue come to such ends.
5   A Smith my husband was by trade,
as many well doe know, And diuers merry dayes we had,
not feeling cause of woe, Abroad together we had bin,
and home at length we came, But then I did that fatall deede,
which brings me to this shame.
6   He askt what monies I had left,
and some he needes would haue, But I a penny would not giue, though he did seeme to craue,
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