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“And sport and play, bayth late and air." “ Now dare I nought look to sic thing.

Wo worth marriage for evermair!

66 Thus am I bounden, out of bliss, “ Unto ane churl says

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am his, “ That I dare nought look o'er the stair, Scantıya to give Sir John ane kiss ! Wo worth marriage for evermair !

66 No were I ane maiden as I was “ To make me lady of the Bas

“ And though that I were ne'er so fair, “ To wedding should I never pass.

Wo worth marriage for evermair!

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“ All night I clatter 3 upon my creed, Prayand to Gud that I were dead;

66 Or else out of this world he were : " Then should I see for some remeid.

Wo worth marriage for evermair!

“ Ye should hear tell (and he were gane) 66 That I should be ane wanton ane.

1 Early.

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Scarcely.

3 Chatter,

“ To leir: the law of lovis layrå “ In our town like me should be nane.

Wo worth marriage for evermair!

“ I should put on my russet gown,
“My red kirtill, my hose of brown,

“ And let them see my yellow hair “ Under my curchè 3 hingand down.

Wo worth marriage for evermair !

“ Lovers bayth should hear and see,
66 I should love them that would love me;

6. Their hearts for me should ne'er be sair : s “ But aye unweddit should I be.

Wo worth marriage for evermair !"

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3 Kerchief.

Learn.
Hanging

2 Doctrine.
5 Sore.

VOL. II,

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