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The plaine-dealing Woman." On the other half of the sheet is " The second part of The plaine-dealing Woman" beginning— x
" Ye Sylvan Nymphs, come skip it," &c. Imprinted at London for J. TV". Sir Harris Nicolas prints the song, Come, shepherds, in his edition of Walton's Angler, from a MS. formerly in the posses­sion of Mr. Heber. 'A third copy will be found in MSS. Ashmole, No. 38, art. 164.
All ye forsaken wooers,
That ever care oppressed, And all you lusty dooers,
That ever love distressed. That losses can condole,
And altogether summon; Oh ! mourn for the poor soul
Of my plain-dealing woman.
Fair Venus made her chaste, And Ceres beauty gave her ;
Fan wept when she was lost, The Satyrs'strove to have her;
Yet seem'd she to their view So coy, so nice, that no man
Could judge, but he that knew My own plain-dealing woman.
At all her pretty parts
I.ne'er enough can wonder; She overcame all hearts,
Yet she all hearts came under ; Her inward mind was sweet,
Good tempers ever common ; Shepherd shall never meet
So plain a dealing woman.

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