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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!

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

" That I dare nought look o'er the stair, Scantly to give Sir John ane kiss !

Wo worth marriage for evermair !

“ 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 God that I were dead;

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

Wo worth marriage for evermair !

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

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2 Scarcely.

3 Chatter.

“ To leir the law of lovis layra “ 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,
6 I should love them that would love me;

“ Their hearts for me should ne'er be sair : 5 “ But aye unweddit should I be.

Wo worth marriage for evermair !"

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