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FOURPENCE HALFPENNY FARTHING
2   Whats that thought I, that he would buy
at such a little value, And as much I mus'd Wherefore he vs'd
that summe of which I tell you, The price was small, but that's not all. The rest is worth regarding, for nothing she, would doe, till he, gaue joure -pence halfe penney farthing.
3   Quoth he faire Maid, let me perswade,
you to vnfold a reason, Why you request, Boue all the rest
that price now at this season, Quoth she, good Sir, I doe preferre, My humour, before the bargaine: by all the gods, He haue the ods, iust joure pence halfe penny farthing.
4   I made an oath, which I am loth
to violate, I tell you. Though 't be more worth, If 'twere set forth
the Iewell which I tell you, The number three, best liketh me, Therefore I aske according, three pieces of you, as 'tis my due, thats foure pence halfe penney farthing.
5   When this yong Lad, receiued had,
to his demand, an answer: He laught outright, As well he might,
for he, nor his great Granser,
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