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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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And all the Tribe from whence she came Call her faire Pigs nye by her name, You'l say they haue reason for the same hereafter.
6   To describe her from top to toe, I purpose now for to doe so,
And shew how neatly she doth goe when young men come a wooing:
She shews her pretty heele and foot,
A dainty leg adioyning to't,
Her stockins silk, if that will do't she cares not.
7    HEr person it is straight and tall,
A lilly white hand, her fingers small Makes her the handsomest wench of all
that euer her father got: In handsomnesse she doth excell Both bouncing Kate, and bonny Nell, In dancing she doth beare the bell
of many.
8   So choice of face she is indeed, As oft as she doth stand in need, A siluer trough she hath to feed,
when euer she wants victuall: The siluer trough is straight brought out Wherein she puts her dainty snout, And sweetly sucks till all is out
of action.
9   And to speak further for her grace, She hath a dainty white swines face, Which shews that she came of a race
that loued fat porke and bacon:
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