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A WARNING FOR ALL DESPERATE WOMEN
13   Now great Iehouah I thee pray,
my bloudy sinnes forgiue, For on this earth most wretched I
vnworthy am to Hue. Christ Iesus vnto thee I pray,
and vnto thee I cry, Thou with thy blood wilt wash my sinnes
away, which heere must dye.
14   Good wiues and bad, example take,
at this my cursed fall, And Maidens that shall husbands haue,
I warning am to all: Your Husbands are your Lords & heads,
you ought them to obey, Grant loue betwixt each man and wife,
vnto the Lord I pray.
15   God and the world forgiue my sianes,
which are so vile and foule, Sweete Iesus now I come to thee,
O Lord receiue my Soule. Then to the Reedes they fire did put,
which flamd vp to the skye, And then she shriek'd most pittifully,
before that she did dye.
16   The Lord preserue our King & Queene,
and all good Subiects blesse, And Grant the Gospell true and free,
amongst vs may encrease. Betwixt each husband and each wife,
send loue1 and amitie, And grant that I may be the last,
that such a death did dye.
Printed for F. Coules. 1 Textlond.
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