EBBA ID: 21781

Magdalene College - Pepys 4.117
 
Mirth for Citizens: Or, A Comedy for the Country. / Shewing, / A young Farmer his unfortunate Marriage, / His Wife is so churlish, so currish in Carriage, / He married her for beauty, for his own delight, / Now he repents it both day and night. / By Physognomy, adviseth young men that at (Wenches skip / To be sure to look before that they lip; / To leap at a venture and catch a fall, / Raising the Fore head, breaks Horns and all.
Date Published 1681-1684
Author Abraham Miles
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Imprint Printed for Jo. Wright, J. Clarke W. Thackeray, and T. Passinger.
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Collection Magdalene College - Pepys
Page 4.117
Location Pepys Library
Shelfmark Pepys Ballads 4.117
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TitleMirth for Citizens: Or, A Comedy for the Country. / Shewing, / A young Farmer his unfortunate Marriage, / His Wife is so churlish, so currish in Carriage, / He married her for beauty, for his own delight, / Now he repents it both day and night. / By Physognomy, adviseth young men that at (Wenches skip / To be sure to look before that they lip; / To leap at a venture and catch a fall, / Raising the Fore head, breaks Horns and all.The Second part,
Tune ImprintTo the Tune of, Rugged, torn, and true.to the same Tune.
First LinesHEy boys my Fathers dead, / and what need I to fear,O we had a gallant brave wedding indeed / and dilicate dishes store,
RefrainSure thrice happy am I, / if I obtain this bride, / There's none can her come nigh, / not in the whole World beside.Sure thrice happy am I, etc.
Album Page1/2 sheet oblong folio, folded, ?210 x 339
Conditioncropped top, left and bottom edges, creased and damaged surface, uneven inking
Ornamenthatched border: 10 x 154, vertical rules