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Blame : not a woman.

[Page 446 of MS.]

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BLAME : not a woman although shee bee Lewd,

& that her ffaults they haue been knowne.
although shee doe offend, yett in time shee may

amend;
then blame her not ffor vsing of her owne,
But rather giue them praise, as they deserue,

when vice is banisht quite, & virtue in them growne, ffor thats their only tresure, & ffor to ffly vaine

pleasure.
then blame them not ffor vsing of their owne.

but praise them when they are good.

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Men now, out of their idle brain, abuse women;

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There is many now a dayes that women will dispraise: out of a dru[n]ken humor when as their witts are

fflowne, out of an Idle braine, with speeches Lewd & vaine

theile blame them still ffor vsinge of her owne. But if woman shold not trade, how shold the world

increase ? if women all were nise, what seede shold then be

sowne ?
if women all were coy, they wold breede mens annoye;

then blame them not ffor vsing of their owne.
If
any

take offence att this my songe,
I thinke that no good maners he hath knowne.
wee all ffrom women came: why shold wee women

blame,
& ffor a litle vsing of their owne ?

ffinis.
| MS. has a tag like s to the d.-F.

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Louers hea[r]ke alarum.

[Page 459 of MS.]

LOUERS: harke! an alarum is sounding: now loue Lovers,

cryes;
who-soe feares, or in ffaintnesse abounding,' will

surprise.
O then, on! charge them home! if you delay your charge your

girls home; time,

your hopes will ffaile; these ffair.ffoes yeelding lookes doe bewray their their hearts harts

as yours, more then their owne.

are more

yours than theirs.

If they striue, itts a tricke ffor a triull who is most

bold. 8 No braue man ffor a silly denyall will grow

cold; Take no

denial; None but ffooles fflinch ffor noe when ? a I by nois 3 ment

in louing scance ; On then, & charge them home! perchance you may charge

soe put them 12

ffrom their ffence.

home!

them!

Downe, Downe with them ! o, how the tremble for the Down with

crye!
what, for feare ? no! no! no! they dissemble 4 ;

they know why.

1 Only half the u in the MS.-F.
2 ? MS. whema.-F.

3 ? uois I can make no sense of it.-F.
4 There's a tag at the end like an s.-F.

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LOUERS HEA[R]KE ALARUM.
Quickly woone, Quickly lost, the delight of life is lost,

procured with paines.
These respects makes them bold to fight, to Cry, to
dye,
to live againe.

ffinis.

They'll fight again.

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