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Magdalene College - Pepys
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The VOLUNTEERS kind Answer,
TO
The Loyal Damosels Resolution.
He joys to hear her Love is firm and true,
That to her Friends she means to bid Adieu,
In Countries strange, to bear him Company,
And with her dearest Love to live and dye:
For which, he will her faithful Friend rema[i]n,
And make Amends, when they return again.
Tune of, The Flatteries of Fate: Or, Jenny, Jenny, etc.

MY Fairest and Rarest,
I joy for to hear,
Thy Love is so Constant
And true to thy Dear,
From thee my Affection
Shall never depart,
For thou art the Lass
That enjoyes my whole Heart.
Since thou art so Constant
And true to thy Friend,
As for to go with thy Love,
To the Worlds End.

Long time I have Lov'd thee
In Heart and in Mind
And always have found thee
Both loving and kind,
But now thou hast won me
Unto thy own Will,
By being so ready
My mind to fulfill.
Since thou art so Constant, etc.

I now am resolved,
to fight the proud foe:
And for Englands honour,
brave Gallants do goe,
If thou in my perils
wilt venture to share,
To yeild thee Content,
it shall be my whole care.
Since thou art so Constant, etc.

To venture for honour,
it pleases my mind,
And much I am Joyful
to see thee so kind:
To be my Companion
in weal and in woe,
Whilst I with good fortune
my valor may show.
Since thou art so Constant,
And true to thy Friend
As for to go with thy love
To the Worlds End.

The Second Part, To the same Tune.

IF Grief do assail thee
I'le comfort thy heart,
And in all thy Sorrows
I will bear a part,
I ne'r will be wanting
Thy heart for to ease,
Because thou art willing
My Humor to please.
Since thou art so Constant
And true to thy Friend,
And for to go with thy love
To the worlds End.

I needs must confess,
That the dangers are great
By Sea and by Land,
Both in Cold and in Heat
But Love that is faithful
No Perills doth fear
Therefore I commend thee
My joy and my Dear.
Since thou art so Constant, etc.

If I can gain Riches
By Sea or by Land,
It shall be all ready,
At thy own Command.
Good Gold, and Rich Jewells,
Shall fall to thy share,
And for to content thee
It shall be my Care.
Since thou art so Constant, etc.

The Mirrour of Maidens
Thou still shalt remain,
If that we do live
For to come o're again,
Thy Love and thy Vertue,
So Splendid shall shine
That I shall be proud
For to say Thou art mine.
Since thou art so Constant, etc.

Then bid my good Father
And Mother Adiew.
Since I am resolv'd
To be Constant and True,
The love of a Brother
And more I'le supply,
For I will be faithful
To thee till I Die,
Since thou art so Constant, etc.

Farewel then to England
The joy of my Heart,
From Friends and Relation
We now must depart,
But since thy Sweet Company
I do Enjoy,
The same will protect me
From Grief and Annoy.
Since thou art so Constant, etc.

If that we do Live
To return home again,
And pass all the Dangers
With Labour and Pain,
I'le make thee amends
For thy love that's so True,
Thou shalt have no cause
in the least for to Rue
Since thou art so Constant, etc.

But if that I chance to
Be slain by my Foes
'Twill be thy last kindness
My eyes for to close,
And say thou hast lost
A true Lover most Dear
Who till the last Minute,
Did make it appear.
Since thou wer't so Constant
And true to thy Friend
As for to go with thy Love
To the Worlds End,


London, Printed for W. Thackeray, T. Passenger, and W. Whitwood.

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