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REIGN OF CHARLES II. TO WILLIAM III.
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for J. Back, on London Bridge, and entitled " Advice to the Ladies of London in the choice of their husbands: to an excellent new Court tune." The following were also sung to it:—
" Advice to the Ladies of London to forsake their fantastical top-knots, since they are become so common with Billingsgate women, and the wenches that cry kitchen stuff," &c. To the tune of Ye Ladies of London:" beginning— " Now you young females that follow the mode." " The Country Maiden's Lamentation: " beginning—
" There came up a lass from a country town, Intending to live in the city, In steeple-crown hat, and a paragon gown,
Who thought herself wondrous pretty. Her petticoat serge; her stockings were green," &c. The two last are in the Douce Collection. In the Koxburghe, ii. 101, is— " A country gentleman came up to town, To taste the delights of the city, Who had to his servant a jocular clown, Accounted to be very witty," &c. There are several more in the same volume. See pages 97,444, 519, and 530.







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