Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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JANE SHORE.
The which now since my dying day,
Is Shoreditch call'd, as writers say;
Which is a witness of my sin,                                im
For being concubine to a king.
You wanton wives, that fall to lust,
Be you assur'd that God is just;
Whoredom shall not escape his hand,
Nor pride unpunish'd in this land.                        m
If God to me such shame did bring, That yielded only to a king, How shall they scape that daily run To practise sin with every man ?
You husbands, match not but for love,                 
Lest some disliking after prove;
Women, be warn'd when you are wives,
What plagues are due to sinful lives:
Then, maids and wives, in time amend, For love and beauty will have end.
134. But it had this name long before; being so called from its being a common sewer (vulgarly shore) or drain. Percy.