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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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FOURPENCE HALFPENNY FARTHING
The like nere heard, it well appear'd, She knew how to make her bargin.
he drew his purse,
and did disburse, iust foure fence halfe penney farthing.
6 When he had paid, the pretty Maid, and gaue what she desired, To haue the same, For which he came,
he eagerly required, But ere they could, doe what they would, I (who had vnaware bin, and heard and seene, what past betweene, for foure pence halfe penney farthing)1
7 VNto them stept, by which I kept the yongster from his pleasure, The best on't2 was, The witty Lasse,
before had got his Treasure,
1 Text farthing. (Sic.)                   2 Text ont\
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