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Magdalene College - Pepys
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The Seamans leave taken of his sweetest Margery.
Margery her singing loath to depart,
Being very unwilling to leave her sweet heart.
To the Tune of, I'le go throw the world with thee.

M an.
S Weet M argery I am prest to Sea,
with Gold and Silver in my hand,
I come to take my leave of thee,
and bid adieu to fair England.

M aid.
But wilt thou be gone my honey sweet
and must I lose thy company?
Methinks for thee it is not meet,
to leave thy dearest M argery.

M an.
Sweet M argery I must needs be gone,
alas there is no remedy;
But be in company or alone,
I'le not forget my Margery .

M aid.
I would thou could'st thy voyage excuse,
for I am loath to part from thee,
When thy sweet presence I do loose,
I shall be a sorrowful Margery.

I prethee be not grieved so,
but take my absence patiently,
For whersoever I come or go.
my heart remains with M argery.

M aid.
A bird in hand's worth two in the Bush,
and when thou art once gone from me,
I doubt thou wilt not care a rush,
what will become of M argery.

M an.
I prethee do not conjecture thus,
nor question my true constancy:
The Gordion Knot which tyeth us,
i'le ne'r break from my M argery.

M aid.
Well if I thought thou wouldst prove true,
and bear a faithful heart to me,
To sorrow I should bid adieu,
as thou tak'st leave of thy Margery.

M an.
Do not misdoubt my love at all,
nor vex thy head with jealousie;
What chance soever me befall,
i'le ne'r forsake my Margery .

Excuse me if I judged wrong,
it is my tender love to thee:
Least when thou hast been absent long,
thou might forget thy M argery.

That can I never for my life,
for I am thine until I dye;
And if I ever marry a wife,
it shall be my sweet M argery.

M aid.
I prethee do that e're we part,
that joyful day I might but see:
'Twould put all sorrows from my heart,
and none so blith as M argery.

M an.
B E not so hasty, rather stay,
for at this time it cannot be,
I must aboard this present day,
and leave my sweetest Margery.

M aid.
Then take from me a parting Kiss,
this point about thine arm i'le tye,
And when thou lookst upon thy wrist,
than think upon thy M argery.

This point I will esteem more dear,
then all the jewels I shall see,
Pluck up thy heart and be of good chear;
till I return to my Margery.

M aid.
When you do walk the Spanish street,
and many Gallants pass you by,
Your Chamber docks and Musick sweet,
then you'l forget your M argery.

I prethee harp not on that string,
these words doth touch my heart ful nigh
For I esteem no earthly thing,
so much as I do sweet M argery.

Sweet love forget that word unkind,
'twas spoke thy patience but to try:
For I'm perswaded in my mind,
thou lov'st no Lass but Margery .

I have seven Ships upon the Sea,
and they are all laden to the brim:
I am so inflam'd with love to thee,
I care not whether they sink or swim.

Henceforth, I'le ne'r mistrust thee more,
nor question thy true Loyalty:
Where ever thou art, on Seal, shore,
thou'st think upon thy Margery.

M an.
If any Knight or Gentleman
do pass the Seas to my country,
I'le write a Letter with my own hand,
and send it to my Margery.

M aid,
O how shall I that Letter kiss,
so soon as ever I it spy,
It would present a World of bliss,
unto thy loving M argery.

M an.
M argery i'le a Gallant prove,
and for thy sake my valour try,
Though all my Kin seek to remove
my thoughts from my sweet M argery.

M aid.
If I had wist before I had kist,
that Love had been so dear to win;
My heart I would have clos'd in Gold
and pin'd it with a Silver Pin.

M an.
The time sweet Margery calls away,
I now must leave thy company,
For time and tide for none will stay,
once more farewel sweet M argery.

M aid.
Once more i'le kiss thy suggered Lips,
and take thy absence patiently,
Heaven prosper thee and thy seven ships
and send thee safe to M argery.

Printed for J. Wright, J. Clarke, W. Thackeray and T. Passinger

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