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A WONDER IN KENT
And Conneyes gray, or siluer haire;1
a storehouse tis besides
whereas he hides all kind of fruits that him betides,1
Cheese, Buttermilke and Whey,
he bringeth in that way, thus he brings all quite to decay.
9 THe Norfolke Dumpling he ore came,
The Deuonshire white-pot he made tame,1 The bag-pudding of Glocester,1 The blackepudding of Wostershire, the Shrop-shire pan-pudding, and such gutting, and Somersetshire white-pudding, or any other Shire, their puddings heele not feare,1 none may wt Nicholas Wood compare:
i o The Clothiers that in Kent doe dwell, In Sussex of this man did tel, To some o'th chiefest yeomen there, Who greatly mused when they did heare, and ofred presently that they would lay, a hundred pound of good money, that he could not deuoure, a whole calfe in an houer, they thought it was not in his power.
11 The wager thus betwixt them laid, The Sussex men grew sore afraid, And of their match they did repent, Desiring that they might recant;
the kentish men did say,
that they should pay,
1 No punctuation in the text. 346
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