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A CREATURE FOR FEATURE.
“But woe mee, & woe mee! alas, I cold not raise !
and was not moved.
1 One stroke of a word, pared off by the binder, follows.-F.
2 MS. my.-F.
Lpe: alone :'
[Page 200 of MS.]
3 that I 4 looke soe leane, soe wan, soe pale.
that can any longer lye alone.6
What do I ail?
Why, I can't lie alone,
The Maidens Complaint. To the tune of, I can nor will, &c. The Readings in Red Ink are from The Golden Garland.-P. See Chappell's Popular Music, ii. 462, for a different “Maiden's sad Complaint for want of a Husband.” -F.
2 maidens ail.-P.
3 I am grown so weak, &c. [G.G.] -P.
4 That they.-P.
alone. [G.G.]-P. ? Maiden's. [G.G.]-P.
9 [This & the 4th stanza are transposed in the Gold. Garld. ]-P. All that I want is but a man ;
Only I for one do make this moan. For I can, &c. [G.G.)-P. 10 When it is day, I wish. [G.G.]-P. " There is a tag, as for s, to the e.--F. 12 And when it is dark. [G.G.]—P. 13 All the night long I, &c. [G.G.)-P.
14 Because that I too long have lain, &c. [G.G.]-P.
and I'll take the first that comes.
| To woe the first, ashamed am I;
5 Therfore my prayer, itt shalbe still
haue one that will worke my will;
1 Wooe him first. (G.G.]-P. 2 But if. [G.G.]-P. 3 Such is my case, I must have one. [G.G.]-P.
For that I, &c. [G.G.]–P.
5 For all my wishing's, I'll have none
But him I love, & love but one;
I'll have none,
ffayre shee was to loue, as euer liked swaine ;
neuer such a dainty one shall none enioy againe ;
sett a thousand on a rowe, time forbidds that any showe euer the like to her hỹ &c.
She was one in a thousand.