EBBA ID: 30099

British Library - Roxburghe 1.158-159
 
The industrious Smith wherin is showne, / How plain dealing is overthrown, / That let a man do the best that he may, / An idle huswife will work his decay, / Yet art is no burthen, though ill we may speed, / Our labour will help us in time of our need;
Date Published 1633-1652 ?
Author Humphrey Crouch
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Imprint LONDON, Printed for RICHARD HARPER in Smithfield.
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Collection British Library - Roxburghe
Pages 1.158, 1.159
Location British Library
Shelfmark C.20.f.7.158-159
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TitleThe industrious Smith wherin is showne, / How plain dealing is overthrown, / That let a man do the best that he may, / An idle huswife will work his decay, / Yet art is no burthen, though ill we may speed, / Our labour will help us in time of our need;The second part
Tune ImprintTo the tune of yong man remember delights are but vain.to the same tune.
First LinesTHere was a poor Smith liv'd in a poor town, / That had a loving wife bonny and brown,A Sort of Saylers were drinking one night, / And when they were drunk began for to fight
RefrainThese things must be if we sell Ale. [with variation]
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