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REIGNS OF JAMES I. AND CHARLES I.                                341 ,.
go we, and London's true character, to it. The latter, abusing the Londoners for taking part against the King, and commencing, " You coward-hearted citizens," is contained in Hats rhimed to death, or The Bump Parliament hanged in the Shambles, 1660; and in both editions of Loyal Songs written against the Bump Parliament.
The tune is mentioned in the old song, 0 London is a fine town; and one with the burden is contained in Wit and Drollery, 1661. The latter is reprinted (to the tune of London is a fine town) in Pills to purge Melancholy, ii. 77, 1700, and iv. 77, 1719.
The following, on the miseries of married life, is from a black-letter ballad, " printed by M.P. for Henry Gosson, on London Bridge, neere the gate," and signed Arthur Halliarg. A copy is in the Roxburghe Collection, i. 28; and it is reprinted in Evans' Old Ballads,!. 170 (1810). I have omitted four stanzas, the remainder being sufficient to tell 'the story. " The cruel Shrew; or The Patient Man's Woe: Declaring the misery and great pain,
By his unquiet wife, he doth daily sustain." To the tune of Cuckolds all a row.

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