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Magdalene College - Pepys
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London Miss well fitted,
OR, AN ANSWER
To the Four-pence-Halfpenny Farthing.
And now she perfectly doth find
that she is quite Forsaken;
Thus she is fitted in her kind,
If I may not mistaken.
To the Tune of, Four-pence-Half penny Farthing. This may be Printed, R. L. S.

T He London Miss was Ranting fine,
with Jewels, Rings, and Lockit,
She chous'd the Farmer of his Coyn,
and fairly pickt his Pocket:
Though she got money by't, she got money by't,
now she repents her bargain,
For he found her out, and he made a rout
for his Four-pence-halfpenny-Fathing.

The Farmer went upon the Scout,
since he was clearly undone,
Resolv'd he was to find her out,
so up he came to London :

Now she got nothing by't, she got nothing by't,
since she repents her bargain,
For he found her out, and he made a Rout
for his four-pence-halfpenny-farthing.

Beside the rest of all the Crew,
the Cobler and the Barber ,
They both came up to London too,
which was her Winter harbour;
But she got nothing by't, she got nothing by't,
now she repents her bargain,
For they found her out, and they made a Rout
for their four-pence-halfpenny-farthing.

Last Tuesday night before 'twas dark,
the Farmer he espy'd her
A passing thorow Whestones-Park ,
but how he did deride her!
So she got nothing by't, she got nothing by't,
now she repents her bargain,
For he found her out, and he made a rout,
for his four-pence-halfpenny farthing.

The Cobler unto the Barber then,
with him did likewise seize her,
For they were both undaunted Men,
but this did much displease her:
That s he got nothing by't, she got nothing by't,
now she repents her bargain,
For they found her out, and they made a rout
for their four-pence-halfpenny-farthing.

She seeing this, she cry[']d for aid,
her heart with grief was wounded,
Then came the Sisters of her trade,
thus they were soon surrounded;
But she got nothing by't, she got nothing by't,
now she repents her bargain,
For they found her out, and they made a rout
for their four-pence-halfpenny-farthing.

The Barber he did her Revile,
with this discourse ensuing,
The Whore hath shrewdly me beguil'd,
which proves my utter ruine:

But she got nothing by't, she got nothing by't,
now she repents her bargain,
They standing up stout, and they made rout
for their four-pence-halfpenny-farthing.

The Bawd came out to know the cause,
and after her, her Daughter,
Said she, who durst oppose our Laws,
we hold here by our Charter?
Now she got nothing by't, she got nothing by't,
now she repents her bargain,
For they standing up stout, and they made a rout
for their four-pence-halfpenny-farthing.

Now in the midst of all the Fray,
to stop their disputation,
The Miss was hurry'd quite away,
to her Examination;
Where she got something by't, she got something by't,
yet she repents her bargain,
For they standing up stout, and they made a rout
for their four-pence-halfpenny-farthing,

A Carpenter came there to tell
what slippery tricks she'd played,
So she was sent to Old-Bridewell ,
where she was soundly payed;
So she got something by't, she got something by't,
yet she repents her bargain,
For now without doubt, she can't get out
for four-pence-halfpenny-farthing.


Printed for J. Deacon, at the Sign of the Angel in Guilt-spur-street, without Newgate.

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