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224 GEORGE BARNWELL.
" Was I a man, ere I
Would live in poor estate, On father, friends, and all my kin,
I would my talon3 grate. »5
" For without money, George,
A man is but a beast: But bringing money, thou shalt be
Always my welcome guest. 100
" For shouldst thou be pursued
With twenty hues and cryes, And with a warrant searched for
With Argus' hundred eyes,
" Yet here thou shalt be safe; 10s
Such privy wayes there be, That if they sought an hundred years,
They could not find out thee."
And so carousing both
Their pleasures to content, no
George Barnwell had in little space
His money wholly spent.
Which done, to Ludlow straight
He did provide to go, To rob his wealthy uncle there; m
His minion would it so.
And once he thought to take His father by the way,