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and there's no woman that he daren't try.
The Italyan, in her hye shapines,
Scot[c]h lasse, & louely ffroe 2 tooe; the Spanish don-a,3 ffrench Madam, he will not ffeare to
nought liues aboue the center,
Chapeene.-B.M. Choppines.-P. “A high sooled Shoe, v. Chapin. Sp. Chapin de mugér, a woman's shooes, such as they vse in Spaine, mules, or high cork shooes.” Percivale, by Minsheu. Chopines, says Mr. Fairholt, were shoes elevated “as high as a man's leg.” Raymond's Voyage through Italy, 1648. They are mentioned by Shakspere (Hamlet, act ii. scene 2), and were occasionally worn in England, but not of so great an altitude. See Douce's Nlustrations of Shakspere.-F.
2 Froa-too.-B.M. frow.-P.
3 Bonna, B.M. Bonna, 4th edition. Donna, 5th ed.-F.
4 ? Referring to “ Lues Venerea, or Morbus Gallicus, the French Pox, a malignant and infectious Distemper.” Phillips. -F.
Come wanton Wenches.
An old courtezan's advice to younger ones to grant their favours coyly; not to be forward, except at first, and so whet their hirers' desire.
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COME: all you wanton wenches
that longs to be in tradinge,
all baytes ffor to entrapp men,
that you proue not bankrout chapmen.
when gamsters you are courtinge,
nor fforward to be sportinge;
for feare of lesse resortinge.
Husband your ware.
Be freer of speech than act.
Conceal your passion;
spare your favours when men are eager
Let not your outward iesture
b[e]rawy your inward passyon; 16 but seeme to neglect, when most you doe affect,
in a cunning scornefull ffashyon.
when mens loue grow most Eagare;
when they your ffort beleaugar;
& seeme not to bee willinge
allwayes ffor to be billinge.
disapont their hopes ffullfillinge.
Don't be always billing.
Let men taste and
If once you growe to lauish,
and all your wealth discouer,
you doe dull your Egar louer.
& soe dispend your store,
but they still may hope for more.
you yeeld them full ffruityon
won by strong opposityon,
'twas against your disposityon.
If you yield,
struggle and say you didn't mean it,
40 Thus seeminge much displeased
with that2 did most content,
to a spiritt almost spent.
you put your loue to striue;
soe shall your trading thriue,
like to a perfect mayd.
& doe as I haue sayd,
your ffaininge seemes true,
Thus you'll always be wooed like a maiden.
? A note of Percy's here, of five lines, rubbed or scratched out.-F.
2 that which, what.-F.
As it beffell on a Day:
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AS: itt beffell on a sumers day,
when Phebus in his glorye,
as heere records my storye,-
but they wold goe gather Codlyngs.
Sisters they were, exceeding ffine,
& macheless in their bewtye ;
to expresse his loue and dutye.
to fill their belly ffull of Codlings.
Then to an orchard straight they went,
intending ffor to enter.
a bold attempt
thee lett vs goe ffrom hence ;
that heare I shall not gett no Codlings."
66 Art thou soe ffond ? canst thou not see (page 444]
what good Lucke doth abode vs ?
that with his ffruite can loade vs.
heele ffill our belly ffull of codlings."
Then shee did leape ouer the ditch
as light as any ffether;
now begins to ffeare no whether.
shee wold not Loose ber share o CODLINGS;
Then shee did leape ouer the dich
as light as any arrow;
ffeeling her smocke was narrowe,
were worne away with eating CODLINGS.
and gets her codlings.
Her sister, on the Other side where shee attended,
bidd her haue a care, her smocke was too wyde.
with that a nettle stonge her by the knee ;
Then the young one lies down
and gets hers too.