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REIGN OF ELIZABETH.
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Begone, begone, my juggy, my puggy, Begone, my love, my dear; The weather is warm, 'Twill do thee no harm: Thou canat not be lodged here." In Fletcher's Monsieur Thomas, we find—
" Come up to my wjndow, love, come, come, come, Come to my window, my dear; The wind nor the rain Shall trouble thee again: But thou shalt be lodged here." It is again quoted by Fletcher in Tfie Woman's Prize, or the Tamer tamed, act i., sc. 3; by Middleton in Blurt, Master Constable ; and by Otway in The Soldier's Fortune.
It is one of the ballads that were parodied in " Ane compendious booke of Godly and Spiritual! Songs . . with sundrie of other ballates, chainged out of prophaine Songes, for avoiding of Sinne and Harlotrie;" printed in Edinburgh in 1590 and 1621. There are twenty-two stanzas in the Godly Song, the following are the two first:—'' Quho [who] is at my windo, who, who ? - Goe from my windo; goe, goe. Quha calles there, so like ane strangere ? Go from my windo, goe.
Lord, I am here, ane wratched mortall, That for thy mercie dois crie and call Unto Thee, my Lord celestiall; See who is at my windo, who ? " At the end of Heywood's The Rape of Lucrece, a song is printed beginning— " Begone, begone, my Willie, my Billie, Begone, begone, my deere ; The weather is warme, 'twill doe thee no harme, _ Thou canst not be lodged here." which is also in Wit and Drollery, Jovial Poems, 1661, p. 25.