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FOURPENCE HALFPENNY FARTHING
11    But ere they went, I, to preuent
their meeting againe together, Sent her away, And made him stay,
I'me sure he met not with her. If she be nought, as 't may be thought, Ioue send her a Whores rewarding, but good or bad, she guld the Lad of foure pence halje penny farthing.
12   The tother1 day, vpon the way,
it was my chance to meet her. She blushed red, And nothing sed,
but I began to greet her. How now sweet Lasse, can you thus passe By me without regarding.
though you haue forgot, yet I haue not,2 the foure pence halfe penny farthing.
13   Kind Sir (quoth she) I well doe see,
you haue not it forgotten, Quoth I, I protest, This may be a lest,
when we are dead and rotten. She went3 her way, and since that day, I thought it might be a rare thing: to cause this lest, thus t' be exprest of foure pence halfe penny farthing,
M.P.
Printed at London for C.W. 1 Text to'ther.            2 Text has a period.            3 Text whent.
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