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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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NEWS FROM THE TOWER HILL
10   Where they to supper had
all dainties they could wish, Young Rabbets fry'd they bade prouide and rost Beefe in a dish.
11    And Lambe they had beside,
with Wine and Sugar store, And musicke sweet which made the street to muse how they did roare.
12   At last the reckoning came
to two and twentie shilling, The Lad was wise and did deuise to make them pay for billing.
13    CO out of doores he stept, O and made a fine excuse,
The Lasses still their Wine did fill as twas their former vse.
14   But when they long1 had stayd,
and the Lad came no more, The Vintner came of them to clayme money to cleere the score.
15   They sayd they had no money,
to pay for what was drawn e, Their Aprons they vntill next day and Ruffes would leaue in pawne.
16   The Vintner would haue none,
but swore he would be payd Ere they did passe, or else alas in prison they must be stayd.
17   All night they tarryed there,
ith morning Peg did send To her Mother deare, who came to her as did become a friend.
1 n upside down in text.
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