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Magdalene College - Pepys 4.252
 
The Merry BEGGARS / of Lincolns-Inn Fields. / OR, The Beggers Art to get Money. / Shewing all the Pranks and Tricks they use, to make people believe they are Poor. Also, / How a Gentleman served two Beggers that stood on the High-way craving his Charity, / whereby their Roguery was discovered. / The Begger all the day makes moan, / at night is brisk and jolly; / And spends his gains upon good Beer, / to drown his Melancholly.
Date Published 1685-1688
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Imprint Printed for C. Dennisson at the Stati= / oners=Arms, within Aldgate.
License This may be Printed, R. P.
Collection Magdalene College - Pepys
Page 4.252
Location Pepys Library
Shelfmark Pepys Ballads 4.252
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TitleThe Merry BEGGARS / of Lincolns-Inn Fields. / OR, The Beggers Art to get Money. / Shewing all the Pranks and Tricks they use, to make people believe they are Poor. Also, / How a Gentleman served two Beggers that stood on the High-way craving his Charity, / whereby their Roguery was discovered. / The Begger all the day makes moan, / at night is brisk and jolly; / And spends his gains upon good Beer, / to drown his Melancholly.The Second Part,
Tune ImprintTo the Tune of, A begging we will go.to the same Tune.
First LinesTHree Beggars met together, / that used Lincolns=Inn,Sometimes my arm is wrapped / up in a Linnen clout,
RefrainAnd so merry we will be, / we'l be, we'l be, / And so merry we will be.And so merry we will be, / we'l be, we'l be, / And so merry we will be.
Album Page1/2 sheet oblong folio, 205 x 290
Conditioncropped right and bottom edges, damaged surface, uneven inking
Ornamentvertical rules and cast fluerons.