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I tarri'd still, and would not goe
to my owne home
but lou'd to rome Abroad, but He no more doe so.
6   At Easam1 also, and at Shipson2,
I am for a rorer knowne, Where many times mad Charles the gipson hath his merry humours showne, the stoutest there for wine and beere, Me in expence could not outgoe, for all the day I'de call and pay: But now I will no more doe so.
7   MAny Crotchets haue I plaid,
which in performance cost me deere, Whereby my substance it decay'd, therefore He such tricks casheere:
my mind was such
it ioy'd me much, When I such mad exploits did show,
my time I lost,
beside my cost, But now I will no more doe so.
8   A Taylor once well sok't in Barley,
profferd to lend me seuen pound, About the same we two did parley, and when he my humour found, a shilling hee did giue to me In earnest, his kinde loue to shew, and I in game did take the same, Because he sware it should be so. 1 I.e. Evesham. 2 I.e. Shipton or Shipston, villages near Oxford.
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