EBBA ID: 21744

Magdalene College - Pepys 4.80
 
Nothing like to a good Wife: / Let a Man consider to the end, / A Loving Wife is his best Friend; / In sickness and in health I say, / She will stick to him night and day, / Oh a Loving Wife, I say give me, / And let all Light Huswifes Carted be: / There's never no Man by them gets good / If things be rightly understood: / Unwholsome Ware, I say they be / An Honest Wife of ones One, for my Money.
Date Published 1685-1688
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Imprint Printed for J. Conyers at the Black Raven in Holborn.
License This may be printed, R.P.
Collection Magdalene College - Pepys
Page 4.80
Location Pepys Library
Shelfmark Pepys Ballads 4.80
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TitleNothing like to a good Wife: / Let a Man consider to the end, / A Loving Wife is his best Friend; / In sickness and in health I say, / She will stick to him night and day, / Oh a Loving Wife, I say give me, / And let all Light Huswifes Carted be: / There's never no Man by them gets good / If things be rightly understood: / Unwholsome Ware, I say they be / An Honest Wife of ones One, for my Money. The second Part
Tune ImprintTo the Tune of, The Country Farmer.to the same Tune.
First LinesTHere is many a Man that in England do dwell / That loves novelty=meat better than any, one can tellIT vexes a good Wife, and it troubles her mind, / To see when her Husband proves so unkind;
RefrainThe best way is to let all bad Women alone / And every Man be content with his own. [with variations]The best way is to let all bad Women alone / And every Man be content with his own. [with variations]
Album Page1/2 sheet oblong folio, 200 x 3101/2 sheet oblong folio, 200 x 310
Conditioncropped right edge, uneven inkingcropped right edge, uneven inking
Ornamentvertical rules and cast fleuronsvertical rules and cast fleurons