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Huntington Library - Bindley (formerly Luttrell)
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[1]
Have You any Work for a COOPER?
OR, A
COMPARISON
Betwixt a Coopers, and a Joyners Trade,
Wherein their Qualities are both displayd:
But still the Cooper, as you Here may find,
The Joyner does Excell in evry Kind.
The Tune, The Fryar and the Nun, etc.

THE Cooper, and the Joyner, are Two famous Trades:
They both are cunning Work-men; they both are crafty Lads:
They both can varnish off their Work; both will you Trepan:
Yet say what you will, the Cooper is the ------ Man.

They both have their Trade well, to give the Devil his Due;
Nay, some stick not to say, He was their Master too:
But though the Joyner do appear the more Active Blade;
Yet say what you will, the Cooper is the ------ Lad.

They both work in Timber, but not in the same Wood:
The Cooper works in Ash, that Hilts makes firm and good
For the Axe, that on the Head all Lordly Traitours knocks:
Yet say what you will, the Cooper is the ------ Fox.

The Joyner he (of late) workt for Life bout a Tree,
Like the Old Tripple-Oak, which near Hide-Park you see;
Where many Traitrous Pendulums have had a shrewd Disaster:
Yet say what you will, the Cooper is their ------ Master.

The Cooper he hoops Hogsheads, and a Hole i th Side leaves open;
The Joyner he Joynes all Things, except a Neck thats broken:
Though both were wrapt up in the Smock of their City-Mother;
Yet say what you will, the Coopers ------ Th Elder-Brother.

The Cooper on his Friends, late casts a Squinting-Eye:
The Joyner too of late, does shrewdly look a-wry.
And though they do, in this one Point, both of them agree:
Yet say what you will, the Coopers ------ Ipse He.

Both are True Protestants, and of the Newest Stamp,
(Such as Jack Presbyter does with an Atheist Vamp:)
Both the Glory of the Church; both in the old Way bred;
Yet say what you will, the Cooper is its ------ Head.

The Cooper he can make a Speech to be admird:
The Joyner too can prate, as if he were inspird;
It seems his Clapper is well hung, (I wish them well hung both;)
Yet say what you will, the Cooper is the ------ Youth.

They both went to Oxford, to Study, I suppose;
But not both of One Colledge, yet both of Brazen-Nose:
But One of them staid behind, his Degrees to take there:
And say what you will, the Cooper is a ------ Quaker.

The University discovered soon their Parts:
But it had never yet There, Masters of such Arts:
Each of them for the Good Old Cause, doubtless is a Right Boy:
Yet say what you will, the Cooper is the ------ White-Boy.

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The Pope Absolves about Town, is now the Coopers Cry;
The King Dissolves, then cryes the Joyner by and by;
And the People do Resolve, is the Rabbles Vogue:
Yet say what you will, the Cooper is the ------ Rogue.

Great Schollars stood amazd, to hear the Cooper plead;
And wonderd too to hear, what the Learned Joyner said:
He of all the Bawling Curs, is the Chief Controuler:
But say what you will, the Cooper is ------ Old Jouler.

The Cooper is, you know, Chief Work-man to a Brewer;
The Joyner workt for both, but makes not Work so sure;
As apppeard not long agoe, much to the Coopers Grief:
Yet say what you will, the Coopers a ------ Sly Thief.

The Cooper by his Calling, does often work with Fools;
The Joyner does the same too, and uses the same Tools:
And though he be accounted, by all a Subtle Slave;
Yet say what you will, the Cooper is the ------ Knave.

The Cooper is an Elder-man of Fame and Renown;
The Joyner is likewise a Free-man of the Town:
And though he wears no Gown, he did lately wear a Chain;
Yet say what you will, the Cooper merits ------ Twain.

Both (like their Fellow-Tradesmen) can Cant and Cringe, to Cheat
Their Customers with Wares, False and Adulterate;
And sell too their own Fathers, for a Penny in the Shilling:
Yet say what you will, the Cooper is the ------ Villain.

They both can Yea and Nay, both can Profess, to get
Unwary silly Wood-Cocks into their Treachrous Net:
Both can snear like Saints, with Carriage wondrous Civil;
Yet say what you will, the Cooper is a ------ Devil.

The Cooper he is free to work i th Tower all Day;
But not with th Popish Lords, at Pins or Bowls to Play;
Or any such Prophane Game, whereof the Popes Contriver:
Yet say what you will, the Coopers the ------ Top-driver.

The Joyner has a Freedom herein beyond the Cooper;
For he i th open Field, with Ketch may play a Rubber:
And though he were so mad, his Neck to venture at one Stake there;
Yet say what you will, the Coopers the ------ Match-Maker,

The Cooper he has been a Parliament-Cavalier;
The Joyner had been for the Next Election fair,
Had he not late miscarryd by the Members Division;
Yet say what you will, Coopers the ------ Politician.

All you can for the Joyner say, (say your Best, or Worst)
Is, That he had the Honour to be Exalted first.
Well, Ile to oblige you, grant that Part of your Text:
Yet say what you will, the Cooper will be ------ Next.

Now, pray take Notice all of you, what-ere you are,
That fore the Noble Cooper, the Joyner do prefer;
You must confess, That if with him in any sort compard,
Een say what you will, the Cooper is a ------ Laird.


FINIS.
LONDON, Printed for R. H. in the YEAR 1681.

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