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Blame : not a woman.
Don't blame women
for using their own,
but praise them when they are good.
Men now, out of their idle brain, abuse women;
[Page 446 of MS.]
& that her ffaults they haue been knowne.
when vice is banisht quite, & virtue in them growne, ffor thats their only tresure, & ffor to fly vaine
pleasure. then blame them not ffor vsing of their owne. There is many now a dayes that women will dispraise: out of a dru[n]ken humor when as their witts are
flowne, out of an Idle braine, with speeches Lewd 1 & 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.
Louers hea[r]ke alarum.
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LOUERS: harke ! an alarum is sounding : now loue Lovers,
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.
Take no denial;
If they striue, itts a tricke ffor a triull who is most
bold. 8 No braue man ffor a silly denyall will grow cold; None but ffooles flinch ffor noe when 2 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.
Downe, Downe with them! o, how the tremble for the Down with
they know why.
1 Only half the u in the MS.-F.
3 ? uois I can make no sense of it.-F.