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Magdalene College - Pepys
Wit never ought, till it be bought; & then it is stark nought. / OR The Spendthrifts Recantation. / That spent his Means in such a wastful fashion / He sold his land & goods & let his mony fly, / Come fill us in ten dozen what care I / He neither cares for Children nor for Wife / So long as mony could be got he lives that life, / Now at the last that he has spent his store / He does repent his wastful life before; / He works & takes great pains now all his Life, / For to maintain his Children and his Wife; / He desires that he an example be to all / And every one take warning by his fall.
Date Published 1685-1688
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Imprint Printed for J. Conyers, at the Black-Raven / the first shop in Fetter-Lane next Holborn. / Where all Chapmen may be furnished with / all sorts of small Books and Ballads.
License This may be Printed, R. P.
Collection Magdalene College - Pepys
Page 4.260
Location Pepys Library
Shelfmark Pepys Ballads 4.260
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TitleWit never ought, till it be bought; & then it is stark nought. / OR The Spendthrifts Recantation. / That spent his Means in such a wastful fashion / He sold his land & goods & let his mony fly, / Come fill us in ten dozen what care I / He neither cares for Children nor for Wife / So long as mony could be got he lives that life, / Now at the last that he has spent his store / He does repent his wastful life before; / He works & takes great pains now all his Life, / For to maintain his Children and his Wife; / He desires that he an example be to all / And every one take warning by his fall.The second Part
Tune Imprintto the same Tune.
First LinesOF all spendthrifts in this Land / I am the worst you seeI rambled up and down / And I let my mony fly
RefrainBut if ever I do get money again / I will save some in store, / To keep better Cloaths upon my back / I never will go so poor.But if ever I do get money again / I will save some in store, / To keep better Cloaths upon my back / I never will go so poor.
Album Page1/2 sheet oblong folio, ?215 x 314
Conditioncropped right edge
Ornamentvertical rules and cast fleurons