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THE FATHER HATH BEGUILED THE SON
All my whole estate Upon thee shall wait,
and whatsoere thou wouldst haue done, With gold in thy hand Thou shalt it command,
if thou wilt take me instead of my Sonne.
ii If me thou doe shun, In hope of my sonne
then take him and ift be thy minde, But into the bargaine Looke not for one farthing,
then be not with folly let blind, For it lies in my power, At this instant houre
(if thou say no it shall be done) To giue all I haue, Away from the knaue,
then take me and leaue off my sonne.
12   When she heard these words, To him shee accords
vpon the same condition, That of all his pelfe, He should his owne selfe,
her set in full possession, To which he agreed, And gaue her a deed,
by which the poore Lad was vndone, Unnaturally To please his fancy,
he did dis-inherit his sonne.
13   These things being [said,]1 And they both contriued,
by witnesse [conspires]1 so the Lad, The old man home went
1 These words are blurred so that only a few letters can be read. Con spires is very doubtful.
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