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Magdalene College - Pepys 3.260
 
The Young-Mans Answer to the / Merry Maid of Shoreditch her Resolution. / She saith a single Life it is the best, / It is so with a Man, it is confest: / If he marry a Woman of the worser sort, / No one will give her a good report. / So Young-men pray you now be wise, / You see what some Maids can devise; / They are as loose as Water in the River, / They wou'd undo a thousand Men together.
Date Published 1671-1702 ?
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Imprint Printed for J. Deacon, at the Sign of the Angel,/ in Guilt-Spur-Street.
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Collection Magdalene College - Pepys
Page 3.260
Location Pepys Library
Shelfmark Pepys Ballads 3.260
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TitleThe Young-Mans Answer to the / Merry Maid of Shoreditch her Resolution. / She saith a single Life it is the best, / It is so with a Man, it is confest: / If he marry a Woman of the worser sort, / No one will give her a good report. / So Young-men pray you now be wise, / You see what some Maids can devise; / They are as loose as Water in the River, / They wou'd undo a thousand Men together.The second part,
Tune ImprintThe Tune is, Hold Buckle and Thong together.to the same Tune.
First LinesDO you see how basely this young Maid, / against young=men that she does clatter:AND yet they'l say how bravely they / live single, if they never marry:
Refrainand let them fret, it is no matter. {with variations; not stanzas 3,6,7}
Album Page1/2 sheet oblong folio, ?210 x 316
Conditiondamaged surface
Ornamentvertical rules and cast fleurons