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A LOOKING-GLASS FOR CORN-HOARDERS
Otherwise he should not haue
one Corne, though's life't might saue,
At which his speeches braue the poore man grieu'd.1
12   The poore man he went farre
to his friend, to his friend, To get some mony more,
to buy that Corne. Which when he had procur'd,
though he was much iniur'd He quietly indured,
and gaue it him:
13   Who found him labouring
in the field, in the field, And hard a harrowing
with his seruants, But God will sure requite
all those, that doe delight To affront and affright
those that are poore.
14   The ground strait opened wide,
into which, into which Did two of his horses slide:
tis strange to heare. They did sinke downe so lowe,
thar2 no man yet can know Whither they fell, they did so
strangely vanish:
15   The rest o' th' Teame did sinke
presently, presently, But twas good helpe, I thinke, that them releas'd.
1   Comma in the text.
2  I.e. there. Possibly a misprint for that.
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