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A MONSTROUS SHAPE
t OF horned Vulcan I haue heard,
His teeth were longer the his beard, Whose monstrous looks made all afeard
which did that night behold him: And of transformed Acteon, Which like a Hart in Forest ran, And how faire Lidia like a Swan transformed.
2   Of Robin Goodfellow also, Which was a seruant long agoe, The Queen of Fairies doth it know,
and hindered him in fashion: She knew not what she did her selfe, She chang'd him like a Fairie elfe, For all his money, goods, and pelfe,
she gull'd him.
3   But yet be brisk you Yonkers bold, And list to what I shall vnfold, Such newes afore was neuer told,
as I will now relate: My subiect is of such a Girle, That hath both siluer, gold, and pearle, Yet neuer will be for an Earle
right fitted.
4   This Urokin as I vnderstand, Is now arriued from Dutchland, And hath as much gold at command
that she would wish or craue: Her portion threescore thousand pound, Both corn and cattell on her ground, As good as any may be found
in Holland.
5   Besides, a dainty Lasse is she,
A Boores daughter in the Low-country, Her mother is in her degree a very proper Fro,
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