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2   Concerning husbands getting, The question did arise,
And each of them their sitting, Some reason did deuise. One was a milkemaid bonny, The other He not name, And shee did get much mony, By selling of the same,
her name is lone,
as is well knowne, I hope tis no offence:
to tell what they,
did on that day, Before they went from thence.
3   They all did loue this young man And each for him did striue,
It seemes he was a strong man, That could his worke contriue. Now which of them should haue him, They neither of them knew, But each of them did craue him, As her owne proper due.
now meeting,
and greeting, As maids and young men vse,
with them he dranke,
his money was franke, Indeed hee could not chuse.
4   And either of them telling, Her mind in full to him, Meane while the rest were filling, Their cupps vp to yee brim. Because in either of them,
It seemes he had a share,
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