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IT IS BAD JESTING WITH A HALTER
Still calling on the Tapster,
of Beere, to bring the best: Then silent be, and list to me,
for now beginnes the lest, This fellow he, most Iouially,
did for Tobacco call: And sayes my noble Iouiall blades
a health vnto you all. They were three lusty Souldiers,
had seru'd in France, and Spaine,
Germany and Italy,
and were come home, &c.
6   THus beeing blith together,
vnto their hearts desire Sayes he here is cold weather,
lets haue a better fire, And bring vs more Tobacco,
and of your Beere the best, For whilst I stay, my part He pay,
and be a Iouiall guest. Hang money it is but an Asse,
for meanes I cannot lacke, Then fill the other dozen in,
let sorrow and care goe packe. They were three lusty Souldiers
and seru }d in France and Spaine,
Germany, and Italy,
and were come home againe, &c.
7   So calling for the Tapster,
to know what was to pay, Sayes he I haue no money,
but if you please to stay, And drinke the tother dozen
whil'st1 the Faggots burne, 1 Text whls't.
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