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Dor. He hath promis'd you more than that, or there be liars.

Mop. He hath pay'd you all he promis'd you : may be, he has pay'd you more; which will shame you to give him again.

Clo. Is there no manners left among maids ? will they wear their plackets, where they should bear their faces ? Is there not milking-time, when you are going to bed, or kill-hole, to whistle off these secrets ; but you must be tittle-tattling before all our guests ? 'Tis well they are whisp’ring : Clamour your tongues, and not a word more.

Mop. I have done. Come, you promis'd me a tawdry lace, and a pair of sweet gloves.

Clo. Have I not told thee, how I was cozen'd by the way, and lost all my money?

Aut. And indeed, sir, there are cozeners abroad; therefore it behoves men to be wary.

Clo. Fear not thou, man, thou shalt lose nothing here.

Aut. I hope fo, fır; for I have about me many parcels of charge.

Clo. What hast here? ballads?

Mop. Pray now, buy fome: I love a ballad in print, or a life ; for then we are sure they are true.

Aut. Here's tone, to a very doleful tune, How a usurer's wife was brought to bed of twenty money-bags at a burthen ; and how she long'd to eat adders' heads, and toads carbonado'd.

Mop. Is it true, think you ?
Aut. Very true ; and but a month old.
Dor. Bless me from marrying a usurer!
AUT. Here's the midwife's name to't, one mistress

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Tele-porter ; and five or fix honest wives, that were pre-
sent: Why should I


lies abroad? Mop. Pray you now, buy it.

Clo. Come on, lay it by : And let's first fee more ballads ; we'll buy the other things anon.

Aut. Here's another T ballad, Of a fish, that appear'd upon the coast, on we'nsday the fourscore of April, forty thousand fadom above water, and sung this ballad against the hard hearts of maids : it was thought, she was a woman; and was turn'd into a cold fish, for she would not exchange flesh with one that lov'd her : The ballad is very pitiful, and as true.

Dor. Is it true too, think you?

AUT, Five justices' hands at it; and witnesses, more
than my pack will hold.

Clo.. Lay it by too : Another.
Aut. This T is a merry ballad ; but a very pretty one.
Mop. Let's have some merry ones.

Avr. Why, this is a passing merry one ; and goes to
the tune of, Two maids wooing a man: there's scarce a
maid westward, but the fings it; 'tis in request, I can

Mop. We can both sing it; if thou'lt bear a part, thou shalt hear ; 'tis in three parts.

Dor. We had the tune on't a month ago.

Aut. I can bear my part; you must know, 'tis my
occupation : have at it with you.

A. Get you hence, for I must go ;
where, it fits not you to know.

D. Whither? M.O, whither? D.Whither

tell you.

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M. It becomes thy oath full well,
thou to me thy secrets tell :
D. Me too, let me go


M. Or thou goʻf to the grange, or mill :
D. If to either, thou doft ill.

A. Neither. D. Wbat, neither? A. Neither.
D. Thou haft sworn my love to be ;
M. Thou hast sworn it more to me :

Then, whither go'A ? say, whither?

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Clo. We'll have this song out anon by ourselves : My father and the gentlemen are in sad talk, and we'll not trouble them: come, bring away thy pack after me. Wenches, I'll buy for you both; - Pedler, let's have the first choice : Follow me, girls. AUT. “ And


well for 'em."
Will you buy any tape,

[lings. or lace for your cape, my dainty duck, my dear-a;

any filk, any thread,

any toys for your head,
of the new'd, and fin' A, fin' At wear-a?

come to the pedler ;

money's a medler,

that dotb utter all mens' ware-a. Exeunt Clown, MOPSA, DORCAS, and AUTOLICUS.

Enter a Servant. Ser. Master, there is three goat-herds, three fhepherds, three neat-herds, three swine-herds, that have made themselves all men of hair ; they call themselves, faltiers : and they have a dance, which the wenches

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fay is a gallimaufry of gambols, because they are not in't ; but they themselves are o’the mind, (if it be not tod rough for fome, that know little but bowling) it will please plentifully.

She. Away, we'll none on't ; here has been too much homely foolery already : -I know, fir, we weary you.

Poi. You weary those that refresh us : 'pray, let's see these four three's of herdsmen.

Ser. One three of them, by their own report, sir, hath danc'd before the king; and not the worst of the three, but jumps twelve foot and a half by the square.

She. Leave your prating ; since these good men are pleas'd, let them come in ; but quickly now. Ser. Why, they stay at door, fir.

[Exit. Enter twelve Rusticks, presenting Satyrs. Company feat themselves. Dance, and

Exeunt Rusticks.
Poz. O, father, you'll know more of that hereafter..

[rising from behide the Shepherd.
“ Is it not too far gone? – 'Tis time to part them.
“He's simple, and tells much.”_How now, fair fhepherd?
Your heart is full of something, that does take
Your mind from feasting. Sooth, when I was young,
And handed love, as you do, I was wont
To load my she with knacks : I would have ransack'd
The pedler's filken treasury, and have pour'd it
To her acceptance ; you have let him go,
And nothing marted with him: If your lass
Interpretation should abuse ; and call this,
Your lack of love, or bounty; you were straited
For a reply, at least, if you


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Flo. Old fir, I know,
She prizes not such trifles as these are :
The gifts, she looks from me, are pack'd, and lock'd,
Up in my heart; which I have giv'n already,
But not deliver'd._O, hear me breath my life
Before this ancient fir, who, it should seem,
Hath sometime lov'd: I take thy hand'; this hand,
As soft as dove's down, and as white as it;
Or Ethiopian's tooth; or the fan'd snow,
That's bolted by the northern blasts twice o'er.

POL. What follows this?
How prettily the young swain feems to wash
The hand, was fair before! - I have put you out :
But, to your protestation ; let me hear
What you profess.

Flo. Do, and be witness to't.
Pol. And this T my neighbour too?

Flo. And he, and more
Than he, and men; the earth, the heavens, and all:
That, were I crown'd the most imperial monarch,
Thereof moft worthy; were I the fairest youth
That ever made eye fwerve; had force, and knowledge,
More than was ever man's, “I would not prize them,
Without her love : for her, employ them all ;
Commend them, and condemn them, to her service,
Or to their own perdition.

Poz. Fairly offer'd.
CAM. This shews a found affection.

She. But, my daughter,
Say you the like to him?

PER. I cannot speak
So well, nothing so well; no, nor mean better;

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