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Magdalene College - Pepys
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Coridons commendation in the praise of his love
the faire Phillis. To a pleasant new tune.

MY Love she is faire and honest,
I know she is faire and honest,
For shee will all her busines doe,
I know shee is faire and honest too.

My Phillis is full of favours,
And faire as faire may be:
Silly Swaines leave off your labours,
Shee will love no man but me.

For she is most faire and honest,
I know she is faire and honest:
And will each vertuous businesse doe,
I know she is faire and honest too.

No sugred tempting tongue,
Nor golden promise faire,
Can doe my Phillis wrong,
Or her good name impaire.

For she is faire and honest,
I know shee is faire and honest:
And will doe still what maids will doe,
Yet is shee faire and honest too.

Shee hath a charming voyce,
Not like her in musicke many:
Yet Phillis remaines my choyce,
And will not be won by any.

For shee is most faire and honest,
I know she is faire and honest:
And will show favor as oth[e]rs doe
Yet is she faire and hon[est] [too.]

If Cupid bend his bow,
His shaft she turnes aside,
And tells him whither to goe,
That can it better abide.

So shee is faire and honest,
I know shee is faire and honest:
And will performe what others doe,
Yet is shee faire and honest too.

My Phillis can Garlands make,
To set on her lovers head:
And gallantly undertake,
To deck out a Bridall bed.

Yet is she faire and honest,
I know she is faire and honest,
And will shew love as Maidens doe,
Yet she is faire and honest too.

My Phillis can foote it right
And follow the Bagpipes droane:
When Coridon comes in sight,
Experience must be showne.

So still she is faire and honest,
I know she is faire and honest,
And take pleasure as others doe,
Yet is she faire and honest too.

When mirthfull May comes in,
My Phillis will un[d]er[t]ake,
[?] that shall begin,
[?] breake.

The second Part. To the same tune.

YEt still she is faire and honest,
I know she is faire and honest,
And make sport as maides will doe,
Yet is she faire and honest too.

No lasse in all our towne,
In sporting or in play,
Can put my Phillis downe,
She beares so great a sway.

Yet is she faire and honest,
I know she is faire and honest:
Though she can such like pastimes doe,
Yet is she faire and honest too.

Her huswiferie's well knowne,
Theres nothing goes to wracke,
She keepes full well her owne,
While other good lasses lacke.

Yet is she faire and honest,
I know she is faire and honest,
And can good houshould-busines doe,
I know she is faire and honest too.

My love can brew and bake,
As other huswives can:
And make a boulied cake,
To give her neighbors man,

Yet is she true and honest,
I know she is true and honest,
Though she such friendly tricks can doe,
Yet is she true and honest too,

My love can milke a Cow,
And teach a calfe to suck:
And knowes the manner how,
To set a brooded Duck.

So is she wise and honest,
I know she is wise and honest:
And can such houshould busines doe,
So is she wise and honest too.

My loves a lovely lasse,
Her Coridon must love,
And times will come to passe,
When maids and men may prove.

For she is true and honest,
I know she is true and honest,
And will love as maids will doe,
Yet is she faire and honest too.

You shepheard swaines be wise,
Chuse one as I have done,
That will not be precize,
But be with reason wone.

For she is faire and honest,
I know she is faire and honest,
And will her husbands pleasures doe,
Therefore she is faire and honest too.


FINIS.
Printed at London for J. T.

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