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Title: Wit and Mirth: or Pills to Purge Melancholy, Vol. 5 of 6
Author: D'Urfey, Thomas, 1653-1723 [Editor]
Language: English
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[Transcriber's Note: This e-book is volume 5 of Thomas D'Urfey's _Wit
and Mirth: Or Pills to Purge Melancholy_, published in six volumes in
1719-20 by J. Tonson, London. It was prepared from a 1959 facsimile
reprint by Folklore Library Publishers, Inc., New York, of an 1876
reprint (publisher unidentified).

The 1719-20 edition was published in two issues. The first issue was
published under the title _Songs Compleat, Pleasant and Divertive_;
the second, under the _Wit and Mirth_ title. The 1876 reprint
apparently used a combination of the two issues, and volume 5 bears
the _Songs Compleat_ title. Moreover, the 1876 reprint was not an
exact facsimile of the 1719-20 edition, as the typography and music
notation were modernized. For more information on the various
editions, see Cyrus L. Day, "Pills to Purge Melancholy," _The Review
of English Studies_, Vol. 8, No. 30 (Apr. 1932), pp. 177-184,
available at http://www.jstor.org/stable/508831 (login required).

Archaic and inconsistent spellings and hyphenation have been preserved
as they appear in the original, except that "VV" is rendered as "W."
The original order of titles in the Alphabetical Table has also been
preserved. Obvious printer errors have been corrected.

Some words are rendered in the original in blackletter font. They are
rendered here in uppercase letters. Italics are indicated with
underscores.]



WIT and MIRTH:

OR

PILLS TO PURGE MELANCHOLY


EDITED BY
THOMAS D'URFEY


IN SIX VOLUMES
VOLUME V


FOLKLORE LIBRARY PUBLISHERS, INC.
NEW YORK
1959


_This edition is a facsimile reproduction
of the 1876 reprint of
the original edition of 1719-1720._

Copyright © 1959

PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.
by Noble Offset Printers, Inc.
New York 3, New York



SONGS Compleat,

Pleasant and Divertive;

SET TO

MUSICK

By Dr. JOHN BLOW, Mr. HENRY PURCELL,
and other Excellent Masters of the Town.

Ending with some ORATIONS, made and
spoken by me several times upon the
PUBLICK STAGE in the THEATER. Together
with some Copies of VERSES, PROLOGUES,
and EPILOGUES, as well as for my
own PLAYS as those of other Poets, being
all Humerous and Comical.

VOL. V.

_LONDON:_

Printed by _W. Pearson_, for _J. Tonson_, at
SHAKESPEAR'S Head, against _Catherine_
Street in the _Strand_, 1719.



AN

Alphabetical TABLE

OF THE

SONGS and POEMS

Contain'd in this

BOOK.


                                               Page

A

_All Christians and_ Lay-Elders _too_,            1

_As I went by an Hospital_,                      29

_A Shepherd kept Sheep on a_,                    35

_As I was a walking under a Grove_,              37

_A Councel grave our King did hold_,             49

_A Heroe of no small Renown_,                    56

_As the Fryer he went along_,                    58

_A Bonny Lad came to the Court_,                 88

_A Pox on those Fools, who exclaim_,             91

_Amongst the pure ones all_,                    105

_As Oyster_ Nan _stood by her Tub_,             107

_Ah!_ Cælia _how can you be_,                   111

_Are you grown so Melancholy_,                  118

_As_ Collin _went from his Sheep_,              122

_A Wife I do hate_,                             173

_A Thousand several ways I try'd_,              181

_A_ Whig _that's full_,                         207

_As_ Cupid _roguishly one Day_,                 217

_A Young Man sick and like to die_,             267

_At Noon in a sultry Summer's Day_,             282

_Ah! how lovely sweet and dear_,                287

_Advance, advance, advance gay_,                288

_Ah! foolish Lass, what mun I do_,              322


B

_Bold impudent_ Fuller _invented_,                5

_By Moon-light on the Green_,                   103

_Bonny_ Peggy Ramsey _that any_,                139

_By shady Woods and purling_,                   161

Belinda! _why do you distrust_,                 213

_Born to surprize the World_,                   250

_Bring out your Coney-Skins_,                   303

_Bonny_ Scottish _Lads that keens_,             326


C

_Come bring us Wine in Plenty_,                  15

_Come pretty Birds present your_,               120

_Come fill up the Bowl with_,                   138

_Cease lovely_ Strephon, _cease to_,            189

_Cease whining_ Damon _to complain_,            202

Cælia _my Heart has often rang'd_,              230

Corinna, _if my Fate's to love you_,            254

Cælia's _Charms are past expressing_,           257

_Come Beaus, Virtuoso's, rich Heirs_,           265

_Cease, cease of_ Cupid _to complain_,          298

_Come, come ye Nymphs_,                         300

Chloe _blush'd, and frown'd, and swore_,        345

Cælia _hence with Affectation_,                 350


D

_Did you not hear of a gallant_,                 80

_Divine_ Astrea _hither flew_,                  275

_Draw_ Cupid _draw, and make_,                  306

Damon _if you will believe me_,                 327

_Drunk I was last Night that's_,                329

Delia _tir'd_ Strephon _with her_,              343


F

_Fair_ Cælia _too fondly contemns_,             169

_Fly_ Damon _fly, 'tis Death to stay_,          247

_Fear not Mortal, none shall harm_,             248

_Farewel ungrateful Traytor_,                   335


G

Gilderoy _was a bonny Boy_,                      39

_Good Neighbour why do you_,                     73


H

_How now Sister_ Betteris, _why look_,           68

_Heaven first created Woman to_,                135

_Hears not my_ Phillis _how_,                   149

_How happy's the Mortal whose_,                 179

_He himself courts his own Ruin_,               188

_How happy and free is the_,                    193

_How charming_ Phillis _is_,                    201

_Hither turn thee, hither turn thee_,           211

_Here lies_ William de Valence,                 220

_Ho my dear Joy, now what dost_,                240

_Here's a Health to the Tackers_,               284

_Here are People and Sports of_,                308

_Hark! now the Drums beat up again_,            319

_How often have I curs'd that sable Deceit_,    352


I

_I am a young Lass of_ Lynn,                     59

_I am a jovial Cobler bold and_,                 75

_It was a Rich Merchant Man_,                    77

_If Sorrow the Tyrant invade_,                   83

_In the pleasant Month of_ May,                 101

_It was a happy Golden Day_,                    110

_I prithee send me back my Heart_,              143

_In_ Chloris _all soft Charms agree_,           162

_I lik'd, but never lov'd before_,              171

Iris _beware when_ Strephon _pursues_,          199

_I am one in whom Nature has_,                  241

_In vain, in vain, the God I ask_,              251

_In the Devil's Country there_,                 271

_In elder Time, there was of_ Yore,             289

Ianthia _the lovely, the Joy of_,               301

Jockey _met with_ Jenny _fair_,                 317

_I met with the Devil in the_,                  330

_Jilting is in such a Fashion_,                 333

Jockey _loves his_ Moggy _dearly_,              341


L

_Let the Females attend_,                         8

_Let's be jolly, fill our Glasses_,              16

_Let's sing of Stage-Coaches_,                   20

_Last_ Christmas _'twas my chance_,              25

_Lately as thorough the fair_,                   44

_Let Soldiers fight for Pay and Praise_,        145

_Long had_ Damon _been admir'd_,                158

Laurinda, _who did love Disdain_,               167

_Let Ambition fire thy Mind_,                   205

_Long was the Day e'er_ Alexis,                 214

_Let's be merry, blith and jolly_,              337


M

_My Friend if you would understand_,             94

_Marriage it seems is for better_,              272


N

_No more let_ Damon's _Eyes pursue_,            239

_Nay pish, nay pish, nay pish Sir_,             305

_No, no every Morning my_,                      323

_Now my Freedom's regain'd_,                    325

_No_, Phillis, _tho' you've all the Charms_,    338

_Now to you ye dry Wooers_,                     340


O

_Once more to these Arms my_,                    92

_One Night in my Ramble I_,                     109

_Oh! let no Eyes be dry_,                       130

_Old_ Lewis le Grand, _he raves like_,          151

_Of old Soldiers, the Song you_,                217

_Of late in the Park a fair Fancy_,             243

_Oh! how you protest and solemnly_,             316


P

Philander _and_ Sylvia, _a gentle_,             140

_Poor_ Jenny _and I we toiled_,                 146

_Pretty_ Floramel, _no Tongue can_,             160

_Plague us not with idle Stories_,              204

_Poor_ Mountfort _is gone, and the_,            244

_Pretty Parrot say, when I was_,                280


S

_State and Ambition, all Joy to_,                11

_Stay, stay, shut the Gates_,                    85

_Slaves to_ London _I'll deceive you_,          114

_Stay, ah stay, ah turn, ah whither_,           237

_See how fair and fine she lies_,               252

_Since_ Cælia _only has the Art_,               286

_Some brag of their_ Chloris,                   307

_See, Sirs, see here! a Doctor rare_,           311

_Swain thy hopeless Passion smother_,           344


T

_There was an old Woman liv'd_,                  13

_The Suburbs is a fine Place_,                   27

_There can be no Glad man_,                      32

_Then_ Jockey _wou'd a wooing away_,             42

_There was a Lass of_ Islington,                 46

_There was a Lord of worthy Fame_,               53

_There was a Jovial Tinker_,                     62

_There is a fine Doctor now come_,               71

_There was a Knight and he_,                    112

_Think wretched Mortal, think_,                 134

_To the Wars I must alass_,                     137

_Though the Pride of my Passion fair_,          156

_Tell me ye_ Sicilian _Swains_,                 175

_To the Grove, gentle Love, let_,               182

_Tell me no more of Flames in_,                 183

_Tho' Fortune and Love may be_,                 186

_That little Patch upon your Face_,             197

_Tho' over all Mankind, besides my_,            233

_There lives an Ale-draper near_,               259

_The Caffalier was gone, and the_,              274

_The_ Devil _he pull'd off his Jacket_,         278

_The Jolly, Jolly Breeze_,                      347

_The Jolly, Jolly Bowl_,                        ib.


U

_Upon a Holiday, when Nymphs_,                   87


W

_Where gott'st thou the_ Haver-mill,             17

_When first_ Mardyke _was made_,                 65

_When Maids live to Thirty, yet never_,          99

_What Life can compare, with the_,              125

_With my Strings of small Wire_,                128

_When that young_ Damon _bless'd_,              131

_Would you be a Man in Fashion_,                154

_When first I fair_ Celinda _knew_,             157

_When busy Fame o'er all the_,                  164

_Why am I the only Creature_,                   165

_Where would coy_ Amyntas _run_,                172

_When gay_ Philander _left the Plain_,          177

_Wealth breeds Care, Love, Hope_,               185

_When first_ Amyntas _charmed my_,              192

_Why so pale and wan fond Lover_,               195

_When I languish'd and wish'd you_,             209

_When first I saw her charming Face_,           277

_While the Love is thinking_,                   283

_When_ Jemmy _first began to love_,             332


Y

_You Master Colours pray_,                       22

_Ye brave Boys and Tars_,                       115

_Young_ Coridon _and_ Phillis,                  126

_Your Hay it is mow'd, and your_,               142

_You happy Youths, whose Hearts_,               191

_Young Ladies that live in the_,                262

_You I love by all that's true_,                336

_You've been with dull Prologues_,              349



SONGS Compleat,

Pleasant and Divertive, &c.

VOL. V.



_The_ FOUR-LEGG'D ELDER: _Or a Horrible Relation of a_ DOG _and an_
Elder's MAID.


_By Sir_ John Burtonhead.

[Music]

All Christians and _Lay-Elders_ too,
  For Shame amend your Lives;
I'll tell you of a Dog-trick now,
  Which much concerns you Wives:
An _Elder's_ Maid near _Temple-Bar_,
  (Ah! what a Quean was she?)
Did take an ugly Mastiff Cur,
  Where Christians use to be.
    _Help House of Commons, House of Peers,_
      _Oh now or never help!_
    _Th' Assembly hath not sat Four Years,_
      _Yet hath brought forth a Whelp._

One Evening late she stept aside,
  Pretending to fetch Eggs;
And there she made her self a Bride,
  To one that had four Legs:
Her Master heard a Rumblement,
  And wonder she did tarry;
Not dreaming (without his consent)
  His Dog would ever Marry.
    _Help House of Commons_, &c.

He went to peep, but was afraid,
  And hastily did run,
To fetch a Staff to help his Maid,
  Not knowing what was done:
He took his _Ruling Elders_ Cane,
  And cry'd out _help, help, here_;
For _Swash_ our Mastiff, and poor _Jane_,
  Are now fight Dog, fight Bear.
    _Help House of Commons_, &c.

But when he came he was full sorry,
  For he perceiv'd their Strife;
That according to the _Directory_,
  They Two were Dog and Wife:
Ah! (then said he) thou cruel Quean,
  Why hast thou me beguil'd?
I wonder _Swash_ was grown so lean,
  Poor Dog he's almost spoil'd.
    _Help House of Commons_, &c.

I thought thou hadst no Carnal Sense,
  But what's in our Lasses:
And could have quench'd thy Cupiscence,
  According to the _Classes_:
But all the Parish see it plain,
  Since thou art in this pickle;
Thou art an INDEPENDENT Quean,
  And lov'st a CONVENTICLE.
    _Help House of Commons_, &c.

Alas now each _Malignant_ Rogue,
  Will all the World perswade;
That she that's Spouse unto a Dog,
  May be an _Elder's_ Maid:
They'll jeer us if abroad we stir,
  Good Master _Elder_ stay;
Sir, of what _Classis_ is your Cur?
  And then what can we say?
    _Help House of Commons_, &c.

They'll many graceless Ballads sing,
  Of a PRESBYTERIAN;
That a _Lay Elder_ is a thing
  Made up half Dog, half Man:
Out, out, said he, (and smote her down)
  Was Mankind grown so scant?
There's scarce another Dog in Town,
  Had took the COVENANT.
    _Help House of Commons_, &c.

Then _Swash_ began to look full grim,
  And _Jane_ did thus reply;
Sir, you thought nought too good for him,
  You fed your Dog too high:
'Tis true he took me in the lurch,
  And leap'd into my Arms;
But (as I hope to come at Church)
  I did your Dog no harm.
    _Help House of Commons_, &c.

Then she was brought to _Newgate_ Gaol,
  And there was Naked stripp'd;
They whipp'd her till the Cords did fail,
  As Dogs us'd to be whipp'd:
Poor City Maids shed many a Tear,
  When she was lash'd and bang'd;
And had she been a _Cavalier_,
  Surely she had been hang'd.
    _Help House of Commons_, &c.

Hers was but _Fornication_ found,
  For which she felt the Lash:
But his was _Bugg'ry_ presum'd,
  Therefore they hanged _Swash_:
What will become of _Bishops_ then,
  Or _Independency_?
For now we find both Dogs and Men,
  Stand up for PRESBYTRY.
    _Help House of Commons_, &c.

She might have took a _Sow-gelder_,
  With _Synod-men_ good store,
But she would have a _Lay-Elder_,
  With Two Legs and Two more:
Go tell the _Assembly_ of Divines,
  Tell Adoniram blue;
Tell _Burgess_, _Marshall_, _Case_ and _Vines_,
  Tell _Now-and-Anon_ too.
    _Help House of Commons_, &c.

Some say she was a _Scottish_ Girl,
  Or else (at least) a Witch;
But she was born in _Colchester_,
  Was ever such a Bitch:
Take heed all Christian Virgins now,
  The _Dog-Star_ now prevails;
Ladys beware your Monkeys too,
  For Monkeys have long Tails.
    _Help House of Commons_, &c.

Bless _King_ and _Queen_, and send us Peace,
  As we had Seven Years since:
For we remember no _Dog-days_,
  While we enjoy'd our Prince:
Bless sweet Prince _Charles_, Two _Dukes_, Three Girls,
  Lord save his _Majesty_;
Grant that his _Commons_, _Lords_, and _Earls_,
  May lead such lives as _He_.
    _Help House of Commons_, &c.



_Plain Proof Ruin'd: Or, a Grand_ CHEAT _Discover'd._


[Music]

Bold Impudent _Fuller_ invented a Plot,
And all to discover the Devil knows what;
About a young Bantling strangely begot.
  _Which no body can deny._

The better to cheat both the Fools and the Wise,
He Impos'd on a Nation a Hundred of Lies;
That none but a Knight of the Post could devise.
  _Which no body can deny._

He tells us he had the Honour to peep,
In the Warming-pan where the _Welch_ Infant did sleep;
And found out a Plot which was Damnable deep,
  _Which no Body can believe._

Then to the Wise Senate he suddenly went,
Where he told all the Lies that he then could invent,
For which he was Voted a Rogue by consent,
  _Which no Body can deny._

And tho' he was Punish'd for that his Offence,
He has almost forgot it, it was so long since,
Therefore the whole Game he began to Commence,
  _Which no Body can deny._

Then he to the Lords his bold Letters did send,
And told the high Peers, that the Plot he could mend,
And make it as plain, as he first did pretend,
  _Which no Body can deny._

He told them his Witnesses were mighty Men,
That wou'd come to the Town, tho' the Devil knows when,
And make _William Fuller_ once famous agen,
  _Which no Body can deny._

The Lords they were Generous, Noble and Kind,
And allowed him Freedom his 'Squires to find,
The which he will do when the Devil is Blind,
  _Which no Body can deny._

So the Peers they declared him a scandalous Sot,
And none thinks him fit to manage a Plot,
If _Newgate_ and _Tyburn_ does fall to his Lot,
  _There's no Body will deny._

They gave him no more time than himself did require,
To find out his _Jones_ and the wandering 'Squire,
But the time being come, they were never the nigher,
  _Which no Body can deny._

The brave House of _Commons_ next for him did send,
To hear what the Block-headly Fool wou'd pretend,
Who humbly request, that they wou'd him befriend,
  _Which no Body can deny._

One day he declar'd they were near _London_ Town,
But the very next Day into _Wales_ they were flown,
Such nimble Heel'd Witnessess never were known,
  _Which no Body can deny._

When being Examin'd about his sham Plot,
He answer'd as though he had minded them not,
Perhaps the Young Rogue had his Lesson forgot,
  _Which no Body can deny._

But after some Study and impudent Tales,
Ask'd for a Commission to march into _Wales_,
And be Chang'd to a Herse, as Rogues goes to Gaols,
  _Which no Body can deny._

But seeing his Impudence still to abound,
To go search for the Men who were not to be found,
They immediately sent him back to _Fleet_ Pound,
  _Which no Body can deny._

From the _Fleet_ to the Cart may he quickly advance
To learn the true Steps of old _Oates's_ New Dance,
And something beside, or it is a great Chance,
  _Which no Body can deny._

He has made it a Trade to be doing of Wrong,
In Swearing, and Lying, and Cheating so long,
For all his Life time, he's been at it ding dong,
  _Which no Body can deny._

_Welch Taffy_ he raves and crys Splutterdenails,
He's abused hur Highness with Lies and with Tales,
Hur will hang hur if e'er hur can catch hur in _Wales_,
  _Which no Body will deny._



_The Woman Warrior._

_Who liv'd in_ COW-CROSS _near_ WEST-SMITHFIELD; _who changing her
Apparrel, entered her self on Board in Quality of a Soldier, and
sailed to_ IRELAND, _where she Valiantly behaved her self,
particularly at the Siege of_ CORK, _where she lost her Toes, and
received a Mortal Wound in her Body, of which she since Died in her
return to_ LONDON.


[Music]


Let the Females attend,
To the Lines which are penn'd,
  For here I shall give a Relation;
Of a Young marry'd Wife,
Who did venture her Life,
  For a Soldier, a Soldier she went from the Nation.

She her Husband did leave,
And did likewise receive
  Her Arms, and on Board she did enter;
And right valiantly went,
With a Resolution bent,
  To the Ocean, the Ocean her Life there to venture.

Yet of all the Ships Crew,
Not a Seaman that knew,
  They then had a Woman so near 'em;
On the Ocean so deep,
She her Council did keep,
  Ay, and therefore, and therefore she never did fear 'em.

She was valiant and bold,
And would not be controul'd,
  By any that dare to offend her;
If a Quarrel arose,
She would give him dry Blows,
  And the Captain, the Captain did highly commend her.

For he took her to be,
Then of no mean Degree,
  A Gentleman's Son or a 'Squire;
With a Hand white and fair,
There was none could compare,
  Which the Captain, the Captain did often admire.

On the _Irish_ Shore,
Where the Cannons did roar,
  With many stout Lads she was landed;
There her Life to expose,
She lost two of her Toes,
  And in Battle, in Battle was daily commended.

Under _Grafton_ she fought,
Like a brave Hero stout,
  And made the proud Tories retire;
She in Field did appear,
With a Heart void of Fear,
  And she bravely, she bravely did charge and give fire.

While the battering Balls,
Did assault the strong Walls,
  Of _Cork_ and the sweet Trumpets sounded;
She did bravely advance,
Where by unhappy Chance,
  This young Female, young Female alass she was wounded.

At the End of the Fray,
Still she languishing lay,
  Then over the Ocean they brought her;
To her own Native Shore,
Now they ne'er knew before,
  That a Woman, a Woman had been in that Slaughter.

What she long had conceal'd,
Now at length she reveal'd,
  That she was a Woman that ventur'd;
Then to _London_ with care,
She did straitways repair,
  But she dy'd, oh she dy'd e'er the City she enter'd.

When her Parents beheld,
They with Sorrow was fill'd,
  For why they did dearly adore her:
In her Grave now she lies,
'Tis not watery Eyes,
  No nor Sighing, nor Sighing that e'er can restore her.



_A Medly, Compos'd out of several_ SONGS.


[Music]

State and Ambition, all Joy to great _Cæsar_,
  _Sawney_ shall ne'er be my Colly my Cow;
All Hail to the Shades, all Joy to the Bridegroom,
  And call upon _Dobbin_ with Hi, Je, ho.
Remember ye Whigs, what was formerly done;
  And _Jenny_ come tye my bonny Cravat,
If I live to grow old for I find I go down,
  For I cannot come every Day to Wooe.

_Jove_ in his Throne was a Fumbler, _Tom Farthing_,
  And _Jockey_ and _Jenny_ together did lie;
Oh Mother _Roger_: Boys, fill us a Bumper,
  For why will ye die my poor _Cælia_, ah why?
Hark! how thundring Cannons do roar,
  Ladies of _London_ both wealthy and fair;
_Charon_ make hast and Ferry me over,
  Lilli burlero bullen a lah.

_Chloris_ awake, Four-pence-half-penny-farthing,
  Give me the Lass that is true Country bred;
Like _John_ of _Gaunt_ I walk in _Covent-Garden_,
  I am a Maid and a very good Maid:
Twa bonny Lads was _Sawney_ and _Jockey_,
  The Delights of the Bottle and Charms of good Wine;
Wading the Water so deep my sweet _Moggy_,
  Cold and Raw, let it run in the right Line.

Old _Obadiah_ sings _Ave-Maria_,
  Sing Lulla-by-Baby with a Dildo;
The old Woman and her Cat sat by the Fire,
  Now this is my Love d'y' like her ho?
Old _Charon_ thus preached to his Pupil _Achilles_,
  And under this Stone here lies _Gabriel John_;
Happy was I at the fight of Fair _Phillis_,
What should a Young Woman do with an old Man?

There's old Father _Peters_ with his Romish Creatures,
  There was an old Woman sold Pudding and Pies,
Cannons with Thunder shall fill them with Wonder,
  I once lov'd a Lass that had bright rowling Eyes:
There's my Maid _Mary_, she does mind her Dairy,
  I took to my Heels and away I did run;
And bids him prepare to be happy to Morrow,
  Alass! I don't know the right end of a Gun.

My Life and Death does lye both in your Power,
  And every Man to his Mind, _Shrewsbury_ for me;
On the Bank of a Brook as I sat Fishing,
  Shall I Die a Maid and never Married be:
Uds bobs let _Oliver_ now be forgotten,
  _Joan_ is as good as my Lady in the Dark;
Cuckolds are Christians Boys all the World over,
  And here's a full Bumper to _Robin John Clark_.



_The_ TROOPER _Watering his_ NAGG.


[Music]

There was an old Woman liv'd under a Hill,
  Sing Trolly lolly, lolly, lolly, lo;
She had good Beer and Ale for to sell,
  Ho, ho, had she so, had she so, had she so;
She had a Daughter her name was _Siss_,
  Sing Trolly lolly, lolly, lolly, lo;
She kept her at Home for to welcome her Guest,
  Ho, ho, did she so, did she so, did she so.

There came a Trooper riding by,
  Sing trolly, _&c._
He call'd for Drink most plentifully,
  Ho, ho, did he so, _&c._
When one Pot was out he call'd for another,
  Sing trolly, _&c._
He kiss'd the Daughter before the Mother,
  Ho, ho, did he so, _&c._

And when Night came on to Bed they went,
  Sing trolly, _&c._
It was with the Mother's own Consent,
  Ho, ho, was it so, _&c._
Quoth she what is this so stiff and warm,
  Sing trolly _&c._
'Tis Ball my Nag he will do you no harm,
  Ho, ho, wont he so, _&c._

But what is this hangs under his Chin,
  Sing trolly, _&c._
'Tis the Bag he puts his Provender in,
  Ho, ho, is it so, _&c._
Quoth he what is this? Quoth she 'tis a Well,
  Sing trolly, _&c._
Where Ball your Nag may drink his fill,
  Ho, ho, may he so, _&c._

But what if my Nag should chance to slip in,
  Sing trolly, _&c._
Then catch hold of the Grass that grows on the brim,
  Ho, ho, must I so, _&c._
But what if the Grass should chance to fail,
  Sing trolly, _&c._
Shove him in by the Head, pull him out by the Tail,
  Ho, ho, must I so, _&c._



_A Trip to the_ Jubilee. _The Tune by Mr._ R. Loe.


[Music]

Come bring us Wine in plenty,
  We've Money enough to spend;
I hate to see the Pots empty,
  A Man cannot Drink to's Friend:
Then drawer bring up more Wine,
And merrily let it pass;
We'll drink till our Faces do shine,
He that wont may look like an Ass:
And we'll tell him so to his Face,
If he offers to baulk his Glass,
For we defy all such dull Society.

'Tis drinking makes us merry,
  And Mirth diverts all Care;
A Song of hey down derry,
  Is better than heavy Air:
Make ready quickly my Boys,
And fill up your Glasses higher;
For we'll present with Huzzas,
And merrily all give fire;
Since drinking's our desire,
And friendship we admire,
For here we'll stay, ne'er call Drawer what's to pay.



_The_ GOOD FELLOW.


[Music]

Let's be jolly, fill our Glasses,
  Madness 'tis for us to think,
How the World is rul'd by Asses,
  That o'ersway the Wise with Chink:
Let not such vain Thoughts oppress us,
  Riches prove to them a Snare;
We are all as rich as _Croesus_,
  Drink your Glasses, take no care.

Wine will make us fresh as Roses,
  And our Sorrows all forgot;
Let us fuddle well our Noses,
  Drink ourselves quite out of Debt:
When grim Death is looking for us,
  Whilst we're singing o'er our Bowls;
_Bacchus_ joyning in our Chorus,
  Death depart, here's none but Souls.



JOCKEY'S _Escape from_ DUNDEE; _and the Parsons Daughter whom he had
Mow'd._


[Music]

Where gott'st thou the _Haver-mill bonack_?
  Blind Booby can'st thou not see;
Ise got it out of the _Scotch-man's_ Wallet,
  As he lig lousing him under a Tree:
_Come fill up my Cup, come fill up my Can,_
_Come Saddle my Horse, and call up my Man;_
  _Come open the Gates, and let me go free,_
  _And shew me the way to bonny_ Dundee.

For I have neither robbed nor stole,
  Nor have I done any injury;
But I have gotten a Fair Maid with Child,
  The Minister's Daughter of bonny _Dundee_:
_Come fill up my Cup, come fill up my Can,_
_Come saddle my Horse and call up my Man,_
  _Come open the Gates and let me go free,_
  _And Ise gang no more to bonny_ Dundee.

Altho' Ise gotten her Maiden-head,
  Geud feth Ise given her mine in lieu;
For when at her Daddy's Ise gang to Bed,
  Ise mow'd her without any more to do?
Ise cuddle her close, and gave her a Kiss,
Pray tell now where is the harm of this,
  _Then open the Gates and let me go free,_
  _And Ise gang no more to bonny_ Dundee.

All _Scotland_ ne'er afforded a Lass,
  So bonny and blith as _Jenny_ my dear;
Ise gave her a Gown of Green on the Grass,
  But now Ise no longer must tarry here:
Then saddle my Nag that's bonny and gay,
For now it is time to gang hence away,
  _Then open the Gates and let me go free,_
  _She's ken me no more to bonny_ Dundee.

In Liberty still I reckon to Reign,
  For why I have done no honest Man wrong;
The Parson may take his Daughter again,
  For she'll be a Mammy before it is long:
And have a young Lad or Lass of my breed,
Ise think I have done her a generous deed;
  _Then open the Gates and let me go free,_
  _For Ise gang no more to bonny_ Dundee.

Since _Jenny_ the Fair was willing and kind,
  And came to my Arms with a ready good will;
A token of love Ise left her behind,
  Thus I have requited her kindness still:
Tho' _Jenny_ the Fair I often had mow'd,
Another may reap the harvest I sow'd,
  _Then open the Gates and let me go free,_
  _She's ken me no more to bonny_ Dundee.

Her Daddy would have me to make her my Bride,
  But have and to hold I ne'er could endure;
From bonny _Dundee_ this Day I will ride,
  It being a place not safe and secure:
Then _Jenny_ farewel my Joy and my dear,
With Sword in my Hand the passage I'se clear;
  _Then open the Gates and let me go free,_
  _For Ise gang no more to Bonny_ Dundee.

My Father he is a muckle good Leard,
  My Mother a Lady bonny and gay;
Then while I have strength to handle a Sweard,
  The Parson's request Ise never obey:
Then _Sawny_ my Man be thou of my Mind,
In bonny _Dundee_ we'se ne'er be confin'd,
  _The Gates we will force to set ourselves free,_
  _And never come more to bonny_ Dundee.

The _Sawny_ reply'd Ise never refuse,
  To fight for a Leard so valiant and bold;
While I have a drop of Blood for to lose,
  E'er any fickle Loon shall keep us in hold:
This Sweard in my Hand I'll valiantly weild,
And fight by your side to kill or be kill'd,
  _For forcing the Gates and set ourselves free,_
  _And so bid adieu to bonny_ Dundee.

With Sweard ready drawn they rid to the Gate,
  Where being denied an Entrance thro'
The Master and Man they fought at that rate,
  That some ran away, and others they slew:
Thus _Jockey_ the Leard and _Sawny_ the Man,
They valiantly fought as Highlanders can,
  _In spight of the Loons they set themselves free,_
  _And so bid adieu to bonny_ Dundee.



_A_ SONG. _Sung by Mr._ Dogget.


[Music:

Let's sing of Stage-Coaches,
and fear no Reproaches;
      for riding in one,
but daily be jogging,
  while whistling, and flogging,
  while whistling and flogging,
      the Coachman drives on;
        with a hey geeup, geeup hey ho,
        with a hey gee Dobin hey ho, hey,
        geeup, geeup, geeup hey ho,
        geeup, geeup, geeup hey ho,
        with a hey, gee Dobin hey ho.]

In Coaches thus strowling,
Who wou'd not be rowling;
      With Nymphs on each side,
Still Pratling and Playing;
  Our Knees interlaying,
      We merrily ride.
        _With a hey_, &c.

Here chance kindly mixes,
All sorts and all Sexes,
      More Females than Men,
We squeese 'em, we ease 'em,
  The jolting does please 'em,
      Drive jollily then,
        _With a hey_, &c.

The harder you're driving,
The more 'tis reviving,
      Nor fear we to tell,
For if the Coach tumble,
  We'll have a rare Jumble,
      And then up tails all,
        _With a hey_, &c.



_The Crafty Cracks of_ East-Smith-Field, _who pick't up a Master
Colour upon_ Tower-Hill, _whom they Plundred of a Purse of_ Silver,
_with above Threescore_ Guineas.


[Music]

You Master Colours pray draw near,
  And listen to my Report;
My Grief is great, for lo of late,
  Two Ladies I chanc'd to Court:
Who did meet me on _Tower-Hill_,
  Their Beauties I did behold:
_Those Crafty Jades have learnt their Trades,_
  _And plunder'd me of my Gold._

I'll tell you how it came to pass,
  This sorrowful Story is thus:
Of Guineas bright a glorious Sight,
  I had in a Cat-skin Purse:
The Value of near Fourscore Pounds,
  As good as e'er I had told,
_Those Crafty Jades have learnt their Trades,_
  _And plunder'd me of my Gold._

I saw two poor distressed Men,
  Who lay upon _Tower-Hill_,
To whom in brief I gave Relief,
  According to my good Will:
Two wanton Misses drawing near,
  My Guineas they did behold;
They laid a Plot by which they Got,
  My Silver and yellow Gold.

They both address'd themselves to me,
  And thus they was pleas'd to say;
Kind Sir, indeed, we stand in need,
  Altho' we are fine and gay:
Of some Relief which you may give,
  I thought they were something bold;
The Plot was laid, I was betray'd,
  And plunder'd of all my Gold.

Alas 'tis pity, then I cry'd,
  Such Ladies of good Repute,
Should want Relief, therefore in brief,
  I gave 'em a kind Salute:
Thought I of them I'll have my Will,
  Altho' I am something old;
They were I see too wise for me,
  They plunder'd me of my Gold.

Then to _East-Smithfield_ was I led,
  And there I was entertain'd:
With Kisses fine and Brandy Wine,
  In Merriment we remain'd:
Methought it was the happiest Day,
  That ever I did behold;
Sweet Meat alass! had sower Sauce,
  They plunder'd me of my Gold.

Time after Time to pay their Shot,
  My Guineas I would lug out;
Those Misses they wou'd make me stay,
  And rally the other bout:
I took my Fill of Pleasures then
  Altho' I was something old;
Those Joys are past, they would not last,
  I'm plunder'd of all my Gold.

As I was at the wanton Game,
  My Pocket they fairly pick'd;
And all my Wealth they took by stealth,
  Thus was a poor Colour trick'd:
Let me therefore a Warning be,
  To Merchants both young and old;
For now of late hard was my Fate,
  I'm plunder'd of all my Gold.

They got three Pounds in Silver bright,
  And Guineas above Threescore,
Such sharping Cracks breaks Merchants Backs,
  I'll never come near them more:
Sure now I have enough of them,
  My Sorrow cannot be told;
That crafty Crew makes me look Blew,
  I'm plunder'd of all my Gold.



_The Dance of the_ USURER _and the_ Devil.


[Music]

Last _Christmas_ 'twas my chance,
  To be in _Paris_ City;
Where I did see a Dance,
  In my conceit was very pretty--By men of France.

First came the Lord of _Pool_,
  And he begun his Measure;
The next came in a Fool,
  And danc'd with him for pleasure--With his Tool.

The next a Knight came in,
  Who look'd as he would swagger;
And after follow'd him
  A merry needy Beggar--Dancing in.

The next a Gentleman,
  On him a Servant tending,
And there the Dance began,
  With nimble Bodies bending--Like two Friends.

Then in a Lawyer came,
  With him a Knave came leaping;
And as they Danc'd in Frame,
  So Hand in Hand went skipping--To the Term.

The next a Citizen,
  And he a Cuckold leading;
So round about the Room,
  Their Masque they fell a Treading--And fain they would.

The next an Usurer,
  Old fat Guts he came grunting;
The Devil left all care,
  For joy he fell a Jumping--To see him there.

And ending then their Masque,
  The Fool his Lord he carries
Upon his Back in hast,
  No longer there he tarries--But left the place.

The Beggar took the Knight,
  Who took it in Derision;
The Searjeant took in Spite,
  The Gentleman to Prison--For all his might.

The Cuckold, silly Man,
  Altho' he was abhorred:
He took the Citizen,
  And led him by the Forehead--And out he ran.

The Devil lik'd it well,
  His lot it was to carry;
The Usurer to Hell,
  And there with him to tarry.



_The_ SUBURBS _is a fine place: To the_ Tune _of_ LONDON _is a fine
Town._


[Music]

The Suburbs is a fine Place belonging to the City,
It has no Government at all, alack the more the Pity;
A Wife, a silly Animal, esteemed in that same Place,
For there a Civil Woman's now asham'd to shew her Face:
The Misses there have each Man's Time, his Money, nay, his Heart,
Then all in all, both great and small, and all in ev'ry Part.

Which Part it is a thorough-fair so open and so large,
One well might sail through ev'ry Tail even in a western Barge;
These Cracks that Coach it now, when first they came to Town,
Did turn up Tail for a Pot of Ale in Linsey Wolsey Gown.

The Bullies first debauch'd 'em, in Baudy _Covent-Garden_,
That filthy place, where ne'er a Wench was ever worth a Farthing;
And when their Maiden-heads are sold to sneaking Lords,
Which Lords are Clapt at least nine-fold for taking of their Words.

And then my Lord, that many tries, she looks so Innocent,
Believing he Infected her, he makes a Settlement;
These are your Cracks, who skill'd in all kind of Debauches,
Do daily piss, spue and whore in their own glass Coaches.

Now Miss turn Night-walker, till Lord-Mayor's Men she meets,
O'er Night she's Drunk, next Day she's finely flogged thro' _London_
  streets;
After their Rooms of State are chang'd to Bulks or Coblers Stalls,
'Till Poverty and Pox agree they dying in Hospitals.

This Suburbs gallant Fop that takes delight in Roaring,
He spends his time in Huffing, Swearing, Drinking, and in Whoring;
And if an honest Man and his Wife meet them in the Dark,
Makes nothing to run the Husband through to get the name of Spark.

But when the Constable appears, the Gallant, let me tell ye,
His Heart denies his Breeches, and sinks into his Belly;
These are the silly Rogues that think it fine and witty,
To laugh and joak at Aldermen, the Rulers of the City.

They'd kiss our Wives, but hold, for all their plotting Pates,
While they would get us Children, we are getting their Estates;
And still in vain they Court pretending in their Cares,
That their Estates may thus descend unto the Lawful Heirs.

Their Play-houses I hate, are Shops to set off Wenches,
Where Fop and Miss, like Dog and Bitch, do couple under Benches;
That I might advise the chiefest Play-house monger,
I have a Sister of my own both Handsomer and Younger.

She lives not far off in the Parish of St. _Clements_,
She never liv'd in Cellar nor sold Oranges and Lemons:
Then why should Play-house Trulls with Paint and such Temptations,
Be an Eye sore to me & more to the best part o'th' Nation.

Now you that all this while have listened to my Dity,
With streightened Hands pray drink a Health unto this noble City:
And let us pray to _Jove_, these Suburb folks to mend,
And having now no more to say, I think it fit to end.



_The Old Woman's_ WISH.


[Music]

As I went by an Hospital,
  I heard an Old Woman cry,
Kind Sir, quoth she, be kind to me,
  Once more before I Die,
And grant to me those Joys,
  That belong to Woman-kind,
And the Fates above reward your Love,
  To an old Woman Poor and Blind.

I find an itching in my Blood,
  Altho' it be something Cold,
Therefore Good Man do what you can,
  To comfort me now I'm Old.
And Grant to me those Joys,
  That belong to Woman-kind,
And the Fates above Reward your Love,
  To an Old Woman Poor and Blind.

Altho' I cannot see the Day,
  Nor never a glance of light;
Kind Sir, I swear and do declare,
  I honour the Joys of Night:
Then grant to me those Joys,
  That belong to Woman-kind,
And the Fates above Reward you Love,
  To an Old Woman Poor and Blind.

When I was in my Blooming Youth,
  My vigorous Love was Hot;
Now in my Age I dare Engage,
  A fancy I still have got:
Then give to me those Joys,
  That belong to Woman-kind,
And the Fates above Reward your Love,
  To an Old Woman Poor and Blind.

You shall miss of a Reward,
  If Readily you comply;
Then do not Blush but touch my flesh.
  This minute before I die:
O let me tast those Joys,
  That belong to Woman-kind,
And the Fates above reward your Love,
  To an Old Woman Poor and Blind.

I Forty Shillings would freely give,
  'Tis all the Mony I have;
Which I full long have begged for,
  To carry me to my Grave:
This I would give to have the Bliss,
  That belongs to Woman-kind,
And the Fates above reward your Love,
  To an Old Woman Poor and Blind.

I had a Husband in my Youth,
  As very well 'tis known,
The truth to tell he pleased me well,
  But now I am left alone;
And long to tast the good Old Game,
  That belongs to Woman-kind:
And the Fates above Reward your Love,
  To an Old Woman Poor and Blind.

If Forty Shillings will not do,
  My Petticoat and my Gown;
Nay Smock also shall freely go,
  To make up the other Crown:
Then Sir, pray Grant that kind Request,
  That belongs to Woman-kind;
And the Fates above Reward your Love,
  To an Old Woman Poor and Blind.

Tho' I am Fourscore Years of Age,
  I love with a Right good Will;
And what in truth I want in Youth,
  I have it in perfect Skill:
Then grant to me that Charming Bliss,
  That belongs to Woman-kind;
And the Fates above Reward your Love,
  To an Old Woman Poor and Blind.

Now if you do not pleasure me,
  And give me the thing I crave;
I do protest I shall not rest,
  When I am laid in my Grave:
Therefore kind Sir, grant me the Joys,
  That belong to Woman-kind;
And the Fates above Reward your Love,
  To an Old Woman Poor and Blind.



_The Mad-Man's_ SONG.


[Music]

There can be no Glad-man compar'd to the Mad-man,
His Mind is still void of Care;
His Fits and his Fancies, are above all Mischances,
  And Mirth is his ordinary Fare.
    _Then be thou Mad, Mad, Mad let's be,_
    _Nor shall the foul Fiend be Madder than we._

The Wise and the Witty, in Court and in City,
  Are subject to sorrow and Pain;
While he that is Mad, knows not why to be Sad,
  Nor has any cause to complain:
    _Then be thou Mad_, &c.

We laugh at you Wise Men, that thus do despise Men,
  Whose Senses you think to Decline;
Mark well and you'll see, what you count but Frenzy,
  Is indeed but Raptures Divine.
    _Then be thou Mad_, &c.

Let the Grave and the Wise, pluck out their Eyes,
  To set forth a Book worth a Groat;
We Mad-men are quicker, grow Learn'd with good Liquor,
  And Chirp a Merry note.
    _Then be thou Mad_, &c.

Hast thou lost thy Estate Man, why, care not for that Man,
  What Wealth may'st not fancy thy own;
More than Queen _Dido_, or her Ass-Ear'd _Midas_,
  That great Philosopher's stone.
    _Then be thou Mad_, &c.

_Pompey_ was a Mad-man, and so long a Glad-man;
  But at length he was forc'd to flee;
For _Cæsar_ from _Gallia_ beat him in _Pharsalia_,
  'Cause a madder Fellow then he.
    _Then be thou Mad_, &c.

'Twas this Extasie brave, that the great Courage gave,
  If your Eyes were but ope'd and would see;
To great _Alexander_, that mighty Commander,
  As Mad a Fellow as could be.
    _Then be thou Mad_, &c.

Then around goes a Health to the Lady o'th' House,
  If any Man here does forsake it;
For a Fool let him go, we know better Manners,
  And so we mean to take it.
    _Then be thou Mad_, &c.

There's no Night Mirth's going, nor any Lad wooing,
  But Mad-men are privy unto it;
For the Stars so peep, into every such thing,
  And wink upon us as you do it.
    _Then be thou Mad_, &c.

When the Frost, Ice and Snow, do benumb things below,
  We Chirp as merry as Larks;
Our Sack and our Madness, consumes cold and sadness,
  And we are the Jovial Sparks.
    _Then be thou Mad_, &c.

Has thy Mistress frown'd on thee, or thy Rival out-gone thee?
  Let Sober and Wise Fellows pine;
Whilst bright _Miralind_ and goodly _Dulcind_,
  And the rest of the Fairies are thine.
    _Then be thou Mad_, &c.

A Mad-man needs baulk no manner of talk,
  His Tongues never guilty with Treason;
But a Wise Knave would suffer, if the same he should utter,
  For a wise Man's Guilt is his Reason.
    _Then be thou Mad_, &c.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

A Shepherd kept Sheep on a Hill so high, _fa, la, la_, &c.
And there came a pretty Maid passing by, _fa, la_, &c.
Shepherd, quoth she, dost thou want e'er a Wife,
No by my troth I'm not weary of my Life, _fa, la, la_, &c.

Shepherd for thee I care not a Fly, _fa, la, la_,
For thou'st not the Face with a fair Maid to lie, _fa, la_,
How now my Damsel, say'st thou me so,
Thou shalt tast of my bottle before thou dost go, _fa, la_.

Then he took her and laid her upon the Ground, _fa, la_,
And made her believe that the World went round, _fa, la_,
Look yonder my Shepherd, look yonder I spy,
There are fine pretty Babies that dance in the Sky, _fa, la_.

And now they are vanisht, and now they appear, _fa, la_,
Sure they will tell Stories of what we do here, _fa, la, la_,
Lie still my dear _Chloris_, enjoy thy Conceit,
For the Babes are too young and too little to prate, _fa, la, la_.

See how the Heavens fly swifter than Day, _fa, la, la_,
Rise quickly, or they will all run away, _fa, la, la_,
Rise quickly my Shepherd, quickly I tell ye,
For the Sun, Moon and Stars are got all in my Belly, _fa, la_.

O dear, where am I? pray shew me the way, _fa, la, la_,
Unto my Father's House hard by, _fa, la, la_,
If he chance to Chide me for staying so long,
I'll tell him the fumes of your Bottle were strong, _fa, la, la_.

And now thou hast brought my Body to shame, _fa, la_,
I prithee now tell me what is thy Name, _fa, la, la_,
Why _Robin_ in the Rushes my Name is, quoth he,
But I think I told her quite contrary, _fa, la, la_.

Then for _Robin_ in the Rushes, she did enquire, _fa, la, la_,
But he hung down his Head, and he would not come nigh her, _fa, la, la_,
He wink'd with one Eye, as if he had been Blind,
And he drew one Leg after a great way behind, _fa, la, la_.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

As I was a walking under a Grove,
  Within my self, as I suppos'd;
My Mind did oftentimes remove,
  And by no means could be disclosed:
At length by chance a Friend I met,
  Which caused me long time to tarry;
And thus of me she did intreat,
  To tell her when I meant to Marry.

Sweet-heart, quoth I, if you would know,
  Then hear the Words, and I'll reveal it;
Since in your Mind you bear it so,
  And in your Heart you will conceal it:
She promis'd me she'd make no Words,
  But of such things she would be wary;
And thus in brief I did begin,
  To tell her when I meant to Marry.

When _Shrove-tide_ falls in _Easter_ week,
  And _Christmas_ in the midst of _July_;
When Lawyers for no Fees will Plead,
  And Taylors they prove Just and Truly:
When all Deceits are quite put down,
  And Truth by all Men is preferred;
And _Indigo_ dies Red and Brown,
  O then my Love and I'll be Married.

When Men and Beasts in the Ocean flow,
  And Fishes in green Fields are feeding;
When Muscle-shells in the Streets grow,
  And Swans upon dry Rocks be breeding:
When Cockle-shells are Diamond Rings,
  And Glass to Pearl may be compared;
Gold is made of a Grey-goose Wings,
  Oh then my Love and I'll be Married.

When hostesses do reckon true,
  And _Dutchmen_ leave off drinking Brandy;
When Cats do bark, and Dogs do Mew,
  And Brimstone is took for Sugar-candy:
Or when that _Whitsontide_ do fall,
  Within the Month of _January_;
And a Cobler works without an Awl,
  O then my, _&c._

When Women know not how to Scold,
And Maids on Sweet-hearts ne'er are thinking;
When Men in the Fire complain of Cold,
  And Ships on _Salisbury_ Plain fear sinking:
Or when Horse-Coursers turn honest Men,
  And _London_ into _York_ is carried;
And out of One you can take Ten,
 Oh then, _&c._

When Candlesticks do serve for Bells,
  And Frying-pans they do use for Ladles;
When in the Sea they dig for Wells,
  And Porridge-pots they use for Cradles:
When Maids forget to go a _Maying_,
  And a Man on his Back an Ox can carry;
Or when the Mice with the Cat be playing,
  Oh then, _&c._

Good Sir, since you have told me when,
  That you're resolv'd for to Marry;
I wish with all my Heart till then,
  That for a Wife you still may tarry:
But if all young Men were of your mind,
  And Maids no better were preferred;
I think it were when the D----l were blind,
  That we and our Lovers should be Married.



Gilderoys _last Farewel. To a New Tune._


[Music]

_Gilderoy_ was a bonny Boy,
  Had Roses tull his shun,
His Stockings were made of the finest Silk,
  His Garters hanging down:
It was a comely sight to see,
  He was so trim a Boy;
He was my Joy and Heart's Delight,
  _My Handsom_ Gilderoy.

Oh sike a charming Eye he had,
  A Breath as sweet as a Rose,
He never wore a Hiland plad,
  But costly silken Cloaths:
He gain'd the Love of Ladies gay,
  There's none to him was Coy;
Ah, wa's me, Ise mourn this Day,
  _For my Dear_ Gilderoy.

My _Gilderoy_ and I was born,
  Both in one Town together;
Not past Seven years of Age,
  Since one did Love each other:
Our Daddies and our Mammies both,
  Were cloath'd with mickle Joy,
To think upon the Bridal Day,
  _Betwixt I and my_ Gilderoy.

For _Gilderoy_, that Love of mine,
  Geud faith Ise freely bought:
A Wedding-sark of Holland fine,
  With Silk in Flowers wrought:
And he gave me a Wedding Ring,
  Which I receiv'd with Joy;
No Lads or Lasses e'er could Sing,
  _Like my sweet_ Gilderoy.

In mickle Joy we spent our time,
  Till we was both Fifteen;
Then gently he did lay me down,
  Amongst the leaves so green:
When he had done what he could do,
  He rose and he gang'd his way;
But ever since I lov'd the Man,
  _My Handsome_ Gilderoy.

While we did both together play,
  He kiss'd me o'er and o'er;
Geud faith it was as blith a Day,
  As e'er I saw before:
He fill'd my Heart in every Vein,
  With Love and mickle Joy;
Who was my Love and Hearts delight,
  _Mine own sweet_ Gilderoy.

Oh never, never shall I see,
  The cause of past Delight;
Or sike a lovely Lad as he,
  Transport my Ravish'd sight:
The Law forbids what Love enjoyns,
  And does prevent our Joy;
Though just and fair were the Designs,
  _Of me and_ Gilderoy.

'Cause _Gilderoy_ had done amiss,
  Must he be punish'd then;
What kind of Cruelty is this
  To hang such Handsom Men?
The Flower of the _Scotish_ land,
  A sweet and lovely Boy;
He likewise had a Lady's Hand,
  _My Handsom_ Gilderoy.

At _Leith_ they took my _Gilderoy_,
  And there God wot they bang'd him:
Carry'd him to fair _Edenburgh_,
  And there God wot they hang'd him:
They hang'd him up above the rest,
  He was so trim a Boy;
My only Love and Heart's Delight,
  _My Handsom_ Gilderoy.

Thus having yielded up his Breath,
  In _Cypress_ he was laid;
Then for my dearest, after Death,
  A Funeral I made:
Over his Grave a Marble-stone,
  I fixed for my Joy;
Now I am left to weep alone,
  _For my dear_ Gilderoy.



_The_ SCOTCH _Wedding_

_Between_ JOCKEY _and_ JENNY.


[Music]

Then _Jockey_ wou'd a Wooing away,
  On our Feast-day when he was foo;
Then _Jenny_ put on her best Array,
  When she thought _Jockey_ would come to Woo.

If I thought _Jockey_ were come to Town,
  It wad be for the leve of me;
Then wad I put on beth Hat and Goown,
  Because I'd seem worstsome in his Eye.

Then _Jenny_ prick'd up a brant breeght broow,
  She was as breeght as onny clock;
As _Moggy_ always used to do,
  For fear her Sweet-heart shou'd her mock.

Then _Jenny_ shoo tripped up the Stairs,
  And secretly to shift her Smock;
But leard how loud her mother swears,
  O hast away _Jenny_, and come to _Jock_.

Then _Jenny_ came tripping down the Stairs,
  Oh Leard so nimbly tripped she;
But oh how _Jockey_ began to stare,
  When he beheld hur fair Beauty!

Then _Jenny_ made a Curtshy low,
  Until the Stairs did touch her Dock;
But Leard how loud her Mother did lough,
  When shoo _Jenny_ was come to _Jock_.

Then _Jockey_ tuke _Jenny_ by the Nease,
  Saying my dear Lovey canst thou loof me?
My Father is Dead and has left me Land,
  Some fair ould Houses twa or three.

Thou shalt be the Lady o'er them aw,
  I doot, quod _Jenny_ you do me mock;
Ad ta my saw, quoth _Jockey_, then,
  I come to woo thee _Jenny_, quoth _Jock_.


_This to be said after the_ SONG.

Sea then they gang'd to the Kirk to be wad; noow they den't use to wad
in _Scotchland_ as they wad in _England_, for they gang to the Kirk,
and they take the Donkin by the Rocket, and say, good morn Sir Donkin,
says Sir Donkin, ah _Jockey_ sen ater me, wit ta ha _Jenny_ to thy
wadded Wife? ay by her Lady quoth _Jockey_ and thanka twa, we aw my
Heart; ah _Jenny_ sen ater me, wit ta ha _Jockey_ to thy wadded Loon,
to have and to hold for aver and aver, forsaking aw other Loons,
lubberloons, black Lips, blue Nases, an aw Swiggbell'd caves? ah, an
these twa be'nt as weel wadded as e'er I wadded twa in _Scotchland_,
the Deel and St. _Andrew_ part ye.



_A_ Scotch SONG _made to the_ Irish JIGG, _and Sung to the King at_
Whitehall.


[Music]

Lately as thorough the fair _Edinborough_,
  To view the fair Meadows as I was ganging;
_Jockey_ and _Moggy_ were walking and talking,
  Of Love and Religion, thus closely Haranguing;
Never says _Moggy_, come near me false _Jockey_,
  For thou art a _Whig_, and I mean to abhor thee;
Ize be no Bride, nor will lig by thy side,
  For no sneaking Rebel shall lift a Leg o'er me.

_Jockey._ Fairest and Dearest,
          And to my Heart nearest,
  To live with thy Frowns I no longer am able;
          I am so loving,
          And thou art so moving,
  Each Hair of thy Head ties me fast as a Cable:
          Thou hast that in thee,
          Ise sure to win me,
  To _Jew_, _Turk_ or _Atheist_, so much I adore thee;
          Nothing I'd shun,
          That is under the Sun,
  So I have the pleasure to lift a Leg o'er thee.

_Moggy._ Plotters and Traytors,
          And Associators,
  In every degree thou shalt swear to oppose 'em;
          Swimmers and Trimmers,
          The Nations Redeemers,
  And for thy Reward thou shalt sleep in my Bosom;
          I had a Dad,
          Was a Royal brave Lad,
  And as true as the Sun to his Monarch before me;
          _Moggy_ he cry'd,
          The same hour that he Dy'd,
  Let no sneaking Rebel e'er lift a Leg o'er thee.

_Jockey._ Adieu then ye Crew then,
          Of Protestant Blue Men,
  No Faction his _Moggy_ from _Jockey_ shall sever;
          Thou shalt at Court,
          My Conversion Report,
  I am not the first Whig by his Wife brought in favour;
          Ise never deal,
          For the dull Common Weal,
  To fight for true Monarchy shall be my Glory;
          Lull'd with thy Charms,
          Then I die in your Arms,
  When I have the Pleasure to lift a Leg o'er thee.



_The Fair Lass of_ ISLINGTON.


[Music]

There was a Lass of _Islington_,
  As I have heard many tell;
And she would to Fair _London_ go,
  Fine Apples and Pears to sell:
And as along the Streets she flung,
  With her basket on her Arm:
Her Pears to sell, you may know it right well,
  This fair Maid meant no harm.

But as she tript along the Street,
  Her pleasant Fruit to sell;
A Vintner did with her meet,
  Who lik'd this Maid full well:
Quoth he, fair Maid, what have you there?
  In Basket decked brave;
Fine Pears, quoth she, and if it please ye
  A taste Sir you shall have.

The Vintner he took a Taste,
  And lik'd it well, for why;
This Maid he thought of all the rest,
  Most pleasing to his Eye:
Quoth he, fair Maid I have a Suit,
  That you to me must grant;
Which if I find you be so kind,
  Nothing that you shall want.

Thy Beauty doth so please my Eye,
  And dazles so my sight;
That now of all my Liberty,
  I am deprived quite:
Then prithee now consent to me,
  And do not put me by;
It is but one small courtesie,
  All Night with you to lie.

Sir, if you lie with me one Night,
  As you propound to me;
I do expect that you should prove,
  Both courteous, kind and free:
And for to tell you all in short,
  It will cost you Five Pound,
A Match, a Match, the Vintner said,
  And so let this go round.

When he had lain with her all Night,
  Her Money she did crave,
O stay, quoth he, the other Night,
  And thy Money thou shalt have:
I cannot stay, nor I will not stay,
  I needs must now be gone,
Why then thou may'st thy Money go look,
  For Money I'll pay thee none.

This Maid she made no more ado,
  But to a Justice went;
And unto him she made her moan,
  Who did her Case lament:
She said she had a Cellar Let out,
  To a Vintner in the Town;
And how that he did then agree
  Five Pound to pay her down.

But now, quoth she, the Case is thus,
  No Rent that he will pay;
Therefore your Worship I beseech,
  To send for him this Day:
Then strait the Justice for him sent,
  And asked the Reason why;
That he would pay this Maid no Rent?
  To which he did Reply,

Although I hired a Cellar of her,
  And the Possession was mine?
I ne'er put any thing into it,
  But one poor Pipe of Wine:
Therefore my Bargain it was hard,
  As you may plainly see;
I from my Freedom was Debarr'd,
  Then good Sir favour me.

This Fair Maid being ripe of Wit,
  She strait Reply'd again;
There were two Butts more at the Door,
  Why did you not roul them in?
You had your Freedom and your Will,
  As is to you well known;
Therefore I do desire still,
  For to receive my own.

The Justice hearing of their Case,
  Did then give Order strait;
That he the Money should pay down,
  She should no longer wait:
Withal he told the Vintner plain
  If he a Tennant be;
He must expect to pay the same,
  For he could not sit Rent-free.

But when the Money she had got,
  She put it in her Purse:
And clapt her Hand on the Cellar Door,
  And said it was never the worse:
Which caused the People all to Laugh,
  To see this Vintner Fine:
Out-witted by a Country Girl,
  About his Pipe of Wine.



_The most Famous_ BALLAD

_Of King_ HENRY _the 5th; his Victory over the_ French _at_ Agencourt.


[Music]

A Councel grave our King did hold,
  With many a Lord and Knight:
That he might truly understand,
  That _France_ did hold his Right.

Unto the King of _France_ therefore,
  Embassadors he sent;
That he might truly understand,
  His Mind and whole Intent.

Desiring him in friendly sort,
  His lawful Right to yield;
Or else he swore by dint of Sword,
  To win it in the Field.

The King of _France_ with all his Lords,
  Did hear this Message plain;
And to our brave Embassador,
  Did answer with Disdain.

And said our King was yet too young,
  And of but tender Age;
Therefore they pass not for his Threats,
  Nor fear not his Courage.

His Knowledge yet in Feats of Arms,
  As yet is very small;
His tender Joints more fitter are,
  To toss a Tennis-ball.

A Tun of Tennis-balls therefore,
  In Pride and great Disdain;
He sent unto this Royal King,
  To recompence his Pain.

Which Answer when our King did hear,
  He waxed wroth in Heart;
And swore he would provide such Balls,
  Should make all _France_ to smart.

An Army then our King did hold,
  Which was both good and strong;
And from _Southampton_ is our King,
  With all his Navy gone.

In _France_ he landed safe and sound,
  Both he and all his Train;
And to the Town of _Husle_ then
  He marched up amain.

Which when he had besieg'd the Town,
  Against the fenced Walls;
To batter down the stately Towers,
  He sent his _English_ Balls.

When this was done our King did march,
  Then up and down the Land;
And not a _Frenchman_ for his Life,
  Durst once his Force withstand.

Until he came to _Agencourt_,
  Whereas it was his chance;
To find the King in readiness,
  With all the Power of _France_.

A mighty Host he had prepar'd,
  Of Armed Soldiers then;
Which were no less by just Account,
  Than Forty Thousand Men.

Which sight did much amaze our King,
  For he and all his Host;
Not passing Fifteen Thousand had,
  Accounted with the most.

The King of _France_ who well did know,
  The Number of our Men;
In vaunting Pride and great Disdain,
  Did send an Herald then:

To understand what he would give,
  For Ransom of his Life,
When they in Field had taken him,
  Amongst the bloody strife.

And when our King with cheerful Heart,
  This answer then did make;
Before that it does come to pass,
  Some of your Hearts will ake.

And to your proud presumptuous King,
  Declare this thing, quoth he;
My own Heart's-blood will pay the Price,
  Nought else he gets of me.

Then spake the noble Duke of _York_,
  O noble King, quoth he,
The Leading of this Battle brave,
  It doth belong to me.

God-a-mercy Cousin _York_, he said,
  I grant thee thy Request;
Then lead thou on couragiously,
  And I will lead the rest.

Then came the bragging _Frenchmen_ down,
  With cruel Force and Might;
With whom our Noble King began,
  A fierce and dreadful Fight.

The Archers they discharg'd their Shafts,
  As thick as Hail from Skie;
And many a _Frenchman_ in the Field,
  That happy Day did die.

Their Horses tumbled on the Stakes,
  And so their Lives they lost;
And many a _Frenchman_ there was ta'en,
  As Prisoners to their cost.

Ten Thousand Men that Day was slain,
  As Enemies in the Field:
And eke as many Prisoners,
  Were forc'd that Day to yield.

Thus had our King a happy Day,
  And Victory over _France_;
And brought them quickly under foot
  That late in Pride did prance.

God save our King, and bless this Land,
  And grant to him likewise;
The upper-hand and Victory,
  Of all his Enemies.



_The Lady_ ISABELLA'S _Tragedy: Or, the Step-Mother's Cruelty._ _To
the foregoing Tune._


There was a Lord of worthy Fame,
  And a Hunting he would ride,
Attended by a noble Train,
  Of Gentry on each side.

And whilst he did in Chace remain,
  To see both Sport and Play;
His Lady went as she did feign,
  Unto the Church to pray.

This Lord he had a Daughter Fair,
  Whose Beauty shin'd so bright;
She was belov'd both far and near,
  Of many a Lord and Knight.

Fair _Isabella_ was she call'd,
  A Creature Fair was she;
She was her Father's only Joy,
  As you shall after see.

But yet her Cruel Step-Mother,
  Did Envy her so much;
That Day by Day she sought her Life,
  Her Malice it was such.

She bargain'd with the Master-Cook,
  To take her Life away;
And taking of her Daughter's Book,
  She thus to her did say.

Go home, sweet Daughter, I thee pray.
  Go hasten presently;
And tell unto the Master-Cook,
  These Words which I tell thee.

And bid him dress to Dinner straight,
  That fair and milk-white Doe;
That in the Park doth shine so bright,
  There's none so fair to show.

This Lady fearing of no harm,
  Obey'd her Mother's Will;
And presently she hasted home,
  Her Mind for to fulfil.

She straight into the Kitchin went,
  Her Message for to tell,
And there the Master-Cook she spy'd,
  Who did with Malice swell.

Now Master-Cook it must be so,
  Do that which I thee tell;
You needs must dress the milk-white Doe,
  Which you do know full well.

Then straight his cruel bloody Hands,
  He on the Lady laid;
Who quivering and shaking stands,
  While thus to her he said:

Thou art the Doe that I must dress,
  See here, behold my Knife;
For it is Pointed presently,
  To rid thee of thy Life.

O then cry'd out the Scullion Boy,
  As loud as loud might be;
O save her Life, good Master-Cook,
  And make your Pies of me?

For pity sake do not destroy
  My Lady with your Knife;
You know she is her Father's Joy,
  For Christ's sake save her Life.

I will not save her Life he said,
  Nor make my Pies of thee;
Yet if thou dost this Deed betray,
  Thy Butcher I will be;

Now when this Lord he did come home,
  For to sit down to Meat;
He called for his Daughter dear,
  To come and carve his Meat.

Now sit you down, his Lady said,
  O sit you down to Meat;
Into some Nunnery she's gone,
  Your Daughter dear forget.

Then solemnly he made a Vow,
  Before the Company;
That he would neither eat nor drink,
  Until he did her see.

O then bespoke the Scullion Boy,
  With a loud Voice so high;
If that you will your Daughter see
  My Lord cut up the Pye.

Wherein her Flesh is minced small,
  And parched with the Fire;
All caused by her Step-Mother,
  Who did her Death desire.

And cursed be the Master-Cook,
  O cursed may he be!
I proffer'd him my own Heart's Blood,
  From Death to set her free.

Then all in Black this Lord did Mourn,
  And for his Daughter's sake;
He judged for her Step-Mother,
  To be burnt at a Stake.

Likewise he judg'd the Master-Cook,
  In boyling Lead to stand;
He made the simple Scullion Boy,
  The Heir to all his Land.



_A_ BALLAD

_In Praise of a certain Commander in the City._


[Music]

A Heroe of no small Renown,
  But noted for a Man of Mettle;
Thro' all the Parts of _London_ Town,
No Gentleman, nor yet a Clown,
  No grave wise man, nor stupid Beetle.

By many Deeds of Prowess done,
  He's gain'd a matchless Reputation;
Perform'd by neither Sword nor Gun,
But by what means you'll know anon,
  And how he work'd his Preservation.

Well mounted on a noble Steed,
  With Sword and Pistol charg'd before him;
Altho' we must confess indeed,
Of either Arms there was no need,
  His Conduct did alone secure him.

With's Wife upon a single Horse,
  T'wards _Eppin_ both rid out together;
But what than ill Luck can be worse,
A High-way-Man of equal Force,
  Alass, obstructed both their Pleasure.

With Pistol cock'd he made demand,
  And told them he must have their Money;
The Major wisely would not stand,
Nor on his Pistols clap a Hand,
  He was not such a Fighting Tony.

But spur'd away as swift as Wind,
  No Elk or Tyger could run faster;
Was ever Man so stout and kind,
To leave his frighted Wife behind,
  Expos'd to such a sad Disaster.

Her Necklace, Cloaths and Diamond Ring,
  The greedy Robber quickly fell to;
One Petticoat he let her bring
Away with Smock, and t'other Thing,
  To let her noble Heroe smell to.

This Slight bred sad domestick Strife,
  Altho' the Man's to be commended;
For what's a loving handsome Wife,
To a Man's Money or his Life,
  For all is lost when that is ended.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

As the Fryer he went along, and a poring in his Book,
At last he spy'd a Jolly brown Wench a washing of her Buck,

  Sing, _Stow the Fryer, stow the Fryer_
  _Some good Man, and let this fair Maid go_.

The Fryer he pull'd out and a Jolly brown T----d
  as much as he could handle,
Fair Maid, quoth he, if thou earnest Fire in thy A----
  come light me this same Candle.
  Sing, _Stow the Fryer_, &c.

The Maid she sh---- and a Jolly brown T----
  out of her Jolly brown Hole,
Good Sir, quoth she, if you will a Candle light
  come blow me this same Cole.
  Sing, _Stow the Fryer_, &c.

Part of the Sparks flew into the _North_,
  and part into the _South_,
And part of this jolly brown T----
  flew into the Fryer's Mouth.

  Sing, _Stow the Fryer, stow the Fryer_
  _Some good Man, and let this fair Maid go_.



_The Lass of_ LYNN'S _sorrowful Lamentation for the Loss of her
Maiden-Head._


[Music]

I am a young Lass of _Lynn_,
  Who often said thank you too;
My Belly's now almost to my Chin,
  _I cannot tell what to do_.

My being so free and kind,
  Does make my Heart to rue;
The sad Effects of this I find,
  _And cannot tell what to do_.

My Petticoats which I wore,
  And likewise my Aprons too;
Alass, they are all too short before,
  _I cannot_, &c.

Was ever young Maid so crost,
  As I who thank'd him too:
For why, my Maiden-head is lost,
  _I cannot tell what to do_.

In sorrowful sort I cry'd,
  And may now for ever rue;
The Pain lies in my Back and Side,
  _I cannot tell what to do_.

Alass I was kind and mild,
  But now the same I rue;
Having no Father for my Child,
  _I cannot_, &c.

I took but a Touch in jest,
  Believe me this is true;
Yet I have proved, I protest,
  _And cannot_, &c.

He crav'd my Virginity,
  And gave me his own in lieu;
In this I find I was too kind,
  _And cannot_, &c.

Each Damsel will me degrade,
  And so will the young Men too;
I'm neither Widow, Wife, nor Maid,
  _I cannot_, &c.

A Cradle I must provide,
  A Chair and Posset too;
Nay, likewise twenty Things beside,
  _I cannot_, &c.

When I was a Maiden fair,
  Such Sorrows I never knew;
But now my Heart is full of Care,
  _I cannot_, &c.

Oh what will become of me,
  My Belly's as big as two;
'Tis with a Two-legg'd Tympany,
  _I cannot tell what to do_.

You Lasses that hear my Moan,
  If you will your Joys renew;
Besure, while Married, lye alone,
  _Or else you at length may rue_.

I came of as good a Race,
  As most is in _Lynn_'s fair Town;
And cost a great deal bringing up,
  _But a little Thing laid me down_.



_The Jovial Tinker._


[Music]

There was a Jovial Tinker,
Which was a good Ale drinker;
He never was a Shrinker,
  Believe me this is true;
And he came from the wild of _Kent_,
When all his Money was gone and spent,
Which made him look like a _Jack-a-Lent_,
  _And Joan's Ale is new,_
  _And Joan's Ale is new Boys,_
  _And Joan's Ale is new._

The Tinker he did settle,
Most like a Man of Mettle,
And vow'd to pawn his Kettle,
  Now mark what did ensue;
His Neighbours they flock'd in apace,
To see _Tom Tinker's_ comely Face,
Where they drank soundly for a space,
  _Whilst_ Joan's _Ale_, &c.

The Cobler and the Broom Man,
Came next into the Room, Man,
And said they would drink for boon Man,
  Let each one take his due;
But when good Liquor they had found,
They cast their Caps upon the Ground,
And so the Tinker he drank round,
  _Whilst_ Joan's _Ale_, &c.

The Rag-Man being weary,
With the Burden he did carry,
He swore he would be merry,
  And spend a Shilling or two;
And he told his Hostess to her Face,
The Chimney-corner was his Place,
And he began to drink apace,
  _And_ Joan's _Ale_, &c.

The Pedlar he drew nigher,
For it was his desire,
To throw the Rags i'th' Fire,
  And burn the bundle blue;
So whilst they drank whole Flashes,
And threw about the Glasses,
The Rags were burnt to Ashes,
  _And_ Joan's _Ale_, &c.


_The Second_ PART.

And then came in a Hatter,
To see what was the matter,
He scorn'd to drink cold Water,
  Amongst that Jovial Crew;
And like a Man of Courage stout,
He took the Quart-Pot by the Snout,
And never left till all was out,
  _O_ Joan's _Ale_, &c.

The Taylor being nimble,
With Bodkin, Shears and Thimble,
He did no whit dissemble,
  I think his name was _True_;
He said that he was like to choak,
And he call'd so fast for Lap and Smoak,
Until he had pawn'd the Vinegar Cloak,
  _For_ Joan's _Ale_, &c.

Then came a pitiful Porter,
Which often did resort there,
Quoth he, I'll shew some Sport here,
  Amongst the Jovial Crew;
The Porter he had very bad luck,
Before that it was ten a Clock,
The Fool got Drunk, and lost his Frock,
  _For_ Joan's _Ale_, &c.

The bonny brave Shoe-maker,
A brave Tobacco taker,
He scorn'd to be a Quaker,
  I think his Name was _Hugh_;
He call'd for Liquor in so fast,
Till he forgot his Awl and Last,
And up the Reckoning he did cast,
  _Whilst_ Joan's _Ale_, &c.

And then came in the Weaver,
You never saw a braver,
With a Silk Man and a Glover,
  _Tom Tinker_ for to view;
And so to welcom him to Town,
They every Man spent half a Crown,
And so the Drink went merrily down,
  _For_ Joan's _Ale_, &c.

Then came a Drunken _Dutchman_,
And he would have a touch, Man,
But he soon took too much, Man,
  Which made them after rue;
He drank so long as I suppose,
'Till greasie Drops fell from his Nose,
And like a Beast befoul'd his Hose,
  _Whilst_ Joan's _Ale_, &c.

A _Welchman_ he came next, Sir,
With Joy and Sorrow Mixt, Sir,
Who being partly vex'd, Sir,
  He out his Dagger drew;
Cuts-plutter-a-nails, quoth _Taffy_ then,
A _Welchman_ is a Shentleman,
Come Hostess fill's the other Cann,
  _For_ Joan's _Ale_, &c.

Thus like to Men of Courage stout,
Couragiously they drank about,
Till such time all the Ale was out,
  As I may tell to you;
And when the Business was done,
They every man departed home,
And promis'd _Joan_ again to come,
  _When she had Brew'd anew_.



_The Soldiers Fortune: Or, the taking_ Mardyke.


[Music]

When first _Mardyke_ was made a Prey,
'Twas Courage that carry'd the Fort away,
Then do not lose your Valours Prize,
By gazing on your Mistresses Eyes;
But put off your Petticoat-parley,
Potting and sotting, and laughing and quaffing Canary,
Will make a good Soldier miscarry:
  And never Travel for true Renown:
Then turn to your Marshal Mistress,
Fair _Minerva_ the Soldier's Sister is;
Rallying and sallying, with gashing and slashing of Wounds Sir,
With turning and burning of Towns, Sir,
  Is a high step to a great Man's Throne.

Let bold _Bellona's_ Brewer frown,
And his Tunn shall overflow the Town;
And give the Cobler Sword and Fate:
And a Tinker may trapan the State;
Such Fortunate Foes as these be,
Turn'd the Crown to a Cross at _Naseby_:
Father and Mother, Sister and Brother confounded,
And many a good Family wounded;
  By a terrible turn of Fate,
He that can kill a Man, thunder and plunder the Town, Sir,
And pull his Enemies down, Sir,
  In time may be an Officer great.

It is the Sword does order all,
  Makes Peasants rise, and Princes fall;
All Sylogisms in vain are spilt,
  No Logick like a Basket-hilt:
  It handles 'em joint by joint Sir,
Quilling and drilling, and spilling, and Killing profoundly,
Until the Disputers on Ground lie,
  And have never a word to say;
Unless it be Quarter, Quarter, Truth is confuted by a Carter,
By stripping and nipping, and ripping and quipping Evasions,
Doth Conquer a Power of Perswasions,
  _Aristotle_ hath lost the Day.

The Musket bears so great a force,
To Learning it has no Remorse;
The Priest, the Layman, the Lord,
Find no distinction from the Sword;
Tan tarra, Tan tarra the Trumpet,
  Now the Walls begin to crack,
The Councellors struck dumb too,
By the Parchment upon the Drum too;
Dub-a-dub, dub-a-dub, dub-a-dub, dub-a-dub an Alarum,
  Each Corporal now can out-dare 'em,
  Learned _Littleton_ goes to rack.

Then since the Sword so bright doth shine,
We'll leave our Wenches and our Wine,
And follow _Mars_ where-e'er he runs,
And turn our Pots and Pipes to Guns.
The Bottles shall be Grenadoes,
We'll bounce about the Bravado's
By huffing and puffing, and snuffing and cuffing the _French_ Boys,
Whose Brows have been dy'd in a Trench Boys;
  Well got Fame is a Warriour's Wife,
The Drawer shall be the Drummer,
We'll be Colonels all next Summer
By hiking and tilting, and pointing and jointing like brave Boys,
We shall have Gold or a Grave, Boys,
  And there's an end of a Soldier's Life.



_The_ MISSES _Complaint._

_Tune_, Packington's Pound.


[Music]

How now Sister _Betteris_, why look you so sad?
_Gillian._ The times are so hard and our trading so bad,
That we in our Function no Money can gain,
Our Pride and our Bravery for to maintain.

_Bett._ True Sister, _Gillian_, I know it full well,
But what will you say if such News I do tell?
And how't will rejoyce you, I'll make it out plain,
Will make our Trade quick, and more Money will gain.

There's none of the pitiful Tribe we'll be for,
And Six-penny Customers we will abhor;
For all those that will our Dominions invade,
Must pay for their sauce, we must live by our Trade.

_Gil._ Good Sister if you can make this but appear,
My Spirit and Senses you greatly will chear,
But a Famine of Flesh will bring all things to pass,
Or else we are as bad still as ever we was.

_Bett._ Lately a Counsel of Bauds there did meet,
In _Cock_ and _Pye_ Alley, near _Do-little_ Street:
And who was the Counsel, and what was there done;
I'll make it out to you as clear as the Sun.

From _Ratcliffe-highway_, and from _Nightingale-lane_,
Their Deputies come with a very fine Train:
Unto these two Couple come long sided _Sue_,
Is as good as e'er twang'd, if you give her her due.

Then _Tower-Ditch_ and _Hatton-Wall_ sent in their Prayers,
And drest as compleatly as Horses to Fairs;
With them Jumping _Jenny_ appear'd, as 'tis said,
Who ne'er in her Life of a Man was afraid.

The two Metropolitans came from the Park,
As arch at the Game, as e'er plaid in the Dark;
Then _Lutener's_-lane a gay Couple did bring,
Two better, I think, was ne'er stretch'd in hemp-string.

There was many others from Places remote,
The which were too tedious for me here to note;
And what was their Business I here will declare,
How to keep our Trade in Repute they take care.

And first for those Ladies that walk in the Night,
Their Aprons and Handkerchiefs they should be white,
And that they do walk more in Town than in Fields,
For that is the Place most Variety yields.

And those that are over-much worn by their Trade,
Shall go in a Vessel, their Passage being paid;
The Venture of Cuckolds, 'tis called by Name,
And this is the way for to keep up our Fame.

And this is the Ship which the Cuckolds have brought,
It lies at their Haven, and is to be frought:
And thither Whores rampant, that please may repair,
With Master and Captain to truck for their Ware.

And for a Supply that our trade may increase,
For wanton Commodity it will grow less;
We'll visit the Carriers, and take them up there,
And then for their Tutering we will take care.

In this we shall ease all the Countries to do't,
And do our selves Pleasure and Profit to boot;
For one that is crack'd in the Country before,
In _London_ will make a spick and span Whore.

There's many more Precepts which they did advise,
But these which I'll give you here shall suffice:
And when you have heard them, I think you will say,
We ne'er were more likely to thrive in our way.


_Some Orders agreed upon at a General Consultation of the_ Sisterhood
_of_ Nightingale-lane, Ratcliff-high-way, Tower-Ditch, Rose-mary-lane,
Hatton-Wall, Saffron-hill, Wetstone's-Park, Lutener's-lane, _and other
Places adjacent, for the general Encouragement and Advancement of
their Occupation._

I.

_That no_ Night-walker _presume to go without a White Apron and
Handkerchief, the better to be seen._

II.

_To keep due Time and Hours, for fear of the Constable and his Watch._

III.

_That those which are over-worn, cast off and cashier'd, do repair to
the Ship called_ (the Cuckolds Venture) _now riding at_ Cuckolds
Haven, _thence to be transported over-Sea, to have their Breeches
repaired._

IV.

_That a due care be taken to visit the Carriers for crack'd
Maidenheads, for the use and increase of our Occupation._

V.

_That all honest Women belonging to either_ Wittals _or_ Cuckolds, _be
admitted to the principal Places in this Ship._

VI.

_And lastly, for the better State and Magnificence of the honourable
Corporation of_ W----es, _'tis order'd that a Chariot be made to be
drawn by_ Cuckolds, _the_ Cuckold-makers _to drive, and the_ Wittals
_to ride._



_The well approved Doctor:_

_Or, an Infallible Cure for_ CUCKOLDS. _To the foregoing Tune._


There is a fine Doctor now come to Town,
Whose practice in Physick hath gain'd him Renown,
In curing of Cuckolds he hath the best Skill,
By giving one Dose of his approved Pill.

His Skill is well known, and his Practice is great,
Then come to the Doctor before 'tis too late;
His Med'cines are safe, and the Doctor is sure,
He takes none in Hand but he perfects, the Cure.

The Doctor himself he doth freely unfold,
That he can Cure Cuckolds tho' never so old;
He helps this Distemper in all sorts of Men,
At Forty and Fifty, yea, Threescore and Ten.

There was an old Man lived near to the _Strand_,
Decripid and Feeble, scarce able to stand;
Who had been a Cuckold full Forty long Years,
But hearing of this how he prick'd up his Ears.

Away to the Doctor he went with all speed,
Where he struck a bargain, they soon were agreed;
He cured his Forehead that nothing was seen,
And now he's as brisk as a Youth of Fifteen.

Now this being known, how his Fame it did ring,
And unto the Doctor much trading did bring;
They came to the Doctor out of e'ery Shire,
From all Parts and Places, yea both far and near.

Both _Dutchmen_ and _Scotchmen_ to _London_ did ride,
With _Shonny-ap-Morgan_, and Thousands beside;
Thus all sorts and sizes, both rich Men and poor,
They came in whole Cart-loads to this Doctor's door.

Some whining, some weeping, some careful and sad,
And some was contented, and others born mad;
Some crooked, some straight Horns, and some overgrown,
The like in all Ages I think was ne'er known.

Some rich and brave flourishing Cuckolds were there,
That came in whole Droves, Sir, as if to _Horn-Fair_;
For now there is hopes to be cur'd of their Grief,
The Doctor declares in the Fall of the Leaf.

Let none be so foolish as now to neglect,
This Doctor's great Kindness and civil Respect;
Tho' rich Men may pay, yet the Poor may go free,
So kind and so courteous a Doctor is he.

'Tis known he so worthy a Conscience doth make,
Poor Cuckolds he'll cure them for Charity sake;
Nay, farther than this still his Love does enlarge,
Providing for them at his own Cost and Charge.

But some are so wicked, that they will exclaim
Against their poor Wives, making 'em bare the Blame;
And will not look out in the least for a Cure,
But all their sad Pains and their Tortures endure.

But 'tis without reason, for he that is born
Under such a Planet, is Heir to the Horn:
Then come to the Doctor both rich Men and Poor,
He'll carefully cure you, what would you have more?

The Term of his Time here the Doctor does write,
From six in the Morning 'till seven at Night;
Where in his own Chamber he still will remain,
At the Sign of the _Woodcock_ in _Vinegar-lane_.



_The Doctor doth here likewise present you with the Receipt of his
Infallible Medicine, that those which have no occasion for it
themselves, may do good to their Neighbours and Acquaintances: And
take it here as followeth._


Take five Pound of Brains of your _December_ Flies,
And forty true Tears from a _Crocodile's_ Eyes;
The Wit of a _Weasel_, the Wool of a _Frog_,
With an Ounce of Conserve of _Michaelmas_ Fog.

And make him a Poultis when he goes to Bed,
To bind to his Temples behind of his Head;
As hot as the Patient he well can endure,
And this is for Cuckolds an absolute Cure.



_A_ SONG.


Good Neighbour why do you look awry,
  You are a wond'rous Stranger;
You walk about, you huff and pout,
  As if you'd burst with Anger:
Is it for that your Fortune's great,
  Or you so Wealthy are?
Or live so high there's none a-nigh
  That can with you compare?
But t'other Day I heard one say,
  Your Husband durst not show his Ears,
But like a Lout does walk about,
  So full of Sighs and Fears:
Good Mrs. _Tart_, I caren't a Fart,
  For you nor all your Jears.

My Husband's known for to be one,
  That is most Chast and pure;
And so would be continually,
  But for such Jades as you are:
You wash, you lick, you smug, you trick,
  You toss a twire a grin;
You nod and wink, and in his Drink,
  You strive to draw him in:
You Lie you Punck, you're always Drunk,
  And now you Scold and make a Strife,
And like a Whore you run o' th' Score,
  And lead him a weary Life;
Tell me so again you dirty Quean,
  And I'll pull you by the Quoif.

Go dress those Brats, those nasty Rats,
  That have a Lear so drowzy;
With Vermin spread they look like Dead,
  Good Faith they're always Lousie:
Pray hold you there, and do not swear,
  You are not half so sweet;
You feed yours up with bit and sup,
  And give them a dirty Teat:
My Girls, my Boys, my only Joys,
  Are better fed and taught than yours;
You lie you Flirt, you look like Dirt,
  And I'll kick you out of Doors;
A very good Jest, pray do your best,
  And Faith I'll quit your Scores.

Go, go you are a nasty Bear,
  Your Husband cannot bear it;
A nasty Quean as e'er was seen,
  Your Neighbours all can swear it:
A fulsome Trot and good for nought,
  Unless it be to chat;
You stole a Spoon out of the Room,
  Last Christning you were at:
You lye you Bitch you've got the Itch,
  Your Neighbours know you are not sound;
Look how you Claw with your nasty Paw,
  And I'll fell you to the Ground;
You've tore my Hood, you shall make it good
  If it cost me Forty Pound.



_The Jovial_ COBLER _of St._ Hellens.


[Music]

I am a jovial Cobler bold and brave,
And as for Employment enough I have:
For to keep jogging my Hammer and Awl,
  _Whilst I sit Singing and Whistling in my Stall,_
  _Stall, Stall, whilst I sit Singing and Whistling in my Stall._

But there's _Dick_ the Carman, and _Hodge_ who drives the Dray
For Sixteen, or Eighteen Pence a Day,
Slave in the Dirt, whilst I with my Awl,
  _Get more Money, sitting, sitting in my Stall_, &c.

And there's _Tom_ the Porter, Companion of the Pot,
Who stands in the Street with his Rope and Knot,
Waiting at a Corner to hear who will him call,
  _Whilst I am getting Money, Money in my Stall_, &c.

And there's the jolly Broom-man, his Bread for to get,
Crys Brooms up and down in the open Street,
And one crys broken Glasses tho' ne'er so small,
  _Whilst I am getting Money, Money in my Stall_, &c.

And there's another gang of poor smutty Souls,
Doth trudge up and down to cry Small-coals;
With a Sack on their Back, at a Door stand and call,
  _Whilst I am getting Money, Money in my Stall_, &c.

And there's another sort of Notes,
Who crys up and down old Suits and Coats;
And perhaps some Days get nothing at all,
  _Whilst I sit getting Money, Money in my Stall_, &c.

And there's the Jolly Cooper with his Hoops at his Back,
Who trudgeth up and down to see who lack
Their Casks to be made tite, with Hoops great and small,
  _Whilst I sit getting Money, Money in my Stall_, &c.

And there's a Jolly Tinker that loves a bonny Lass,
Who trudges up and down to mend old Brass;
With his long smutty Punch to force holes withal,
  _Whilst I sit getting Money, Money in my Stall_, &c.

And there is another old _Tom Terrah_,
Who up and down the City drives his Barrow;
To sell his Fruit both great and small,
  _Whilst I sit getting Money, Money in my Stall_, &c.

And there is the Blind and Lame, with a Wooden Leg,
Who up and down the City they forced are to beg
Some Crumbs of Comfort, the which are but small,
  _Whilst I sit getting Money, Money in my Stall_, &c.

And there's a gang of Wenches who Oysters sell,
And Powder _Moll_ with her sweet smell;
She trudges up and down with Powder and Ball,
  _Whilst I sit getting Money, Money in my Stall_, &c.

And there's the jovial Girls with their Milking-Pails,
Who trudge up and down with their Draggle Tails:
Flip flapping at their Heels for Custom they call,
  _Whilst I sit getting Money, Money in my Stall_, &c.

'Tis these are the Gang who take great Pain,
And it is those who do me maintain;
But when it blows and rains I do pity them all,
_To see them trudge about while I am in my Stall_, &c.

And there's many more who slave and toil,
Their living to get, but it is not worth while,
To mention them, so I'll sing in my Stall,
  _I am the happiest Mortal, Mortal of them all,_
  _All, all, I am the happiest Mortal, Mortal of them all._



_The Merchant and the Fidler's_ WIFE.


[Music]

It was a Rich Merchant Man,
  That had both Ship and all;
And he would cross the salt Seas,
  Tho' his cunning it was but small.

The Fidler and his Wife,
  They being nigh at hand;
Would needs go sail along with him,
  From _Dover_ unto _Scotland_.

The Fidler's Wife look'd brisk,
  Which made the Merchant smile;
He made no doubt to bring it about,
  The Fidler to beguile.

Is this thy Wife the Merchant said,
  She looks like an honest Spouse;
Ay that she is, the Fidler said,
  That ever trod on Shoes.

Thy Confidence is very great,
  The Merchant then did say;
If thou a Wager darest to bet,
  I'll tell thee what I will lay.

I'll lay my Ship against thy Fiddle,
  And all my Venture too;
So _Peggy_ may gang along with me,
  My Cabin for to View.

If she continues one Hour with me,
  Thy true and constant Wife;
Then shalt thou have my Ship and be,
  A Merchant all thy Life.

The Fidler was content,
  He Danc'd and Leap'd for joy;
And twang'd his Fiddle in merriment,
  For _Peggy_ he thought was Coy.

Then _Peggy_ she went along,
  His Cabin for to View;
And after her the Merchant-Man,
  Did follow, we found it true.

When they were once together,
  The Fidler was afraid;
For he crep'd near in pitious fear,
  And thus to _Peggy_ he said.

Hold out, sweet _Peggy_ hold out,
  For the space of two half Hours;
If thou hold out, I make no doubt,
  But the Ship and Goods are ours.

In troth, sweet _Robin_, I cannot,
  He hath got me about the Middle;
He's lusty and strong, and hath laid me along,
  O _Robin_ thou'st lost thy Fiddle.

If I have lost my Fiddle,
  Then am I a Man undone;
My Fiddle whereon I so often play'd,
  Away I needs must run.

O stay the Merchant said,
  And thou shalt keep thy place;
And thou shalt have thy Fiddle again,
  But _Peggy_ shall carry the Case.

Poor _Robin_ hearing that,
  He look'd with a Merry-chear;
His wife she was pleas'd, and the Merchant was eas'd,
  And jolly and brisk they were.

The Fidler he was mad,
  But valu'd it not a Fig;
Then _Peggy_ unto her Husband said,
  Kind _Robin_ play us a Jigg.

Then he took up his Fiddle,
  And merrily he did play;
The _Scottish Jigg_ and the _Horn pipe_,
  And eke the _Irish Hey_.

It was but in vain to grieve,
  The Deed it was done and past;
Poor _Robin_ was born to carry the Horn,
  For _Peggy_ could not be Chast.

Then Fidlers all beware,
  Your Wives are kind you see;
And he that's made for the Fidling Trade,
  Must never a Merchant be.

For _Peggy_ she knew right well,
  Although she was but a Woman;
That Gamesters Drink, and Fidlers Wives,
  They are ever Free and Common.



_The Unconstant_ WOMAN.


[Music]

Did you not hear of a gallant Sailor,
  Whose Pockets they were lin'd with Gold;
He fell in Love with a pretty Creature,
  As I to you the Truth unfold:
With a kind Salute, and without Dispute,
  He thought to gain her for his own,
_Unconstant Woman proves true to no Man,_
  _She has gone and left me all alone._

Don't you remember my pretty _Peggy_,
  The Oaths and Vows which you made to me:
All in the Chamber we were together,
  That you would ne'er unconstant be:
But you prove strange Love, and from me range,
  And leave me here to Sigh and Moan;
_Unconstant Woman is true to no Man,_
  _She's gone and left me all alone._

As I have Gold you shall have Treasure,
  Or any dainty kind of thing;
Thou may'st command all Delights and Pleasure,
  And what you'd have, Love, I would you bring:
But you prove shy, and at last deny,
  Him that admires you alone;
_Unconstant Woman proves true to no Man,_
  _She's left me here to make my moan._

When first I saw your charming Beauty,
  I stood like one all in amaze;
I study'd only how to pay Duty,
  And could not speak but only gaze,
At last said I, fair Maid comply,
  And ease a wretched Lover's Moan;
_Unconstant Woman proves true to no Man,_
  _She's gone and left me here alone._

I made her Presents of Rings and Jewels,
  With Diamond Stones I gave her too;
She took them kindly, and call'd me Jewel,
  And said her Love to me was true:
But in the end she prov'd unkind,
  When I thought she had been my own;
_Unconstant Woman_, &c.

For three Months time we saw each other,
  And she oft said she'd be my Wife;
I had her Father's Consent and Mother,
  I thought to have liv'd a happy Life:
She'd laugh and toy both Night and Day,
  But at length she chang'd her Tone;
_Unconstant Woman, proves true to no Man,_
  _She's left me now to make my Moan._

Many a time we have walk'd together,
  Both Hand in Hand to an Arbour green;
Where Tales of Love in Sun-shiny Weather,
  We did discourse and were not seen:
With a kind Salute we did dispute,
  While we together were alone:
_Unconstant Woman she's true to no Man,_
  _She's gone and left me here alone._

Since _Peggy_ has my kindness slighted,
  I'll never trust a Woman more;
'Twas in her alone I e'er delighted,
  But since she's false I'll leave the Shoar:
In Ship I'll enter, on Seas I'll venture,
  And sail the World where I'm not known:
_Unconstant Woman proves true to no Man,_
  _She's gone and left me here alone._



_Sorrow banish'd in a_ MUG. _The Words_ _by Sir_ Edward Morgan.


[Music]

If Sorrow the Tyrant invade thy Breast,
  Haul out the foul Fiend by the Lug, the Lug,
Let nought of to morrow disturb thy Rest,
  But dash out his Brains with a Mug, a Mug.
If Business unluckily goes not well,
  Let the fond Fools their Affections hug,
To shew our Allegiance we'll go to the Bell,
  And banish Despair in a Mug, a Mug.

If thy Wife proves not one of the Best, the Best,
  But admits no time but to think, to think;
Or the weight of thy Forehead bow down thy Crest,
  Divert the dull _Damon_ with Drink, with Drink,
If Miss prove peevish and will not gee,
  Ne'er pine, ne'er pine at the wanton Pug,
But find out a fairer, a kinder than she,
  And banish Dispair in a Mug, a Mug.

If dear Assignation be crost, be crost,
  And Mistress go home in a rage, a rage;
Let not thy poor Heart like a Ship be tost,
  But with a brisk Brimmer engage, engage:
What if the fine Fop and the Mask fall out.
  And the one Hug, and t'other Tug,
While they pish and fie, we will frolick in Stout,
  And banish all Care in a Mug, a Mug.

If toying young _Damon_ by _Sylvia's_ Charms,
  At length should look pale and perplexed be;
To cure the Distemper and ease those harms,
  Go straight to the _Globe_ and ask Number three:
There beauties like _Venus_ thou canst not lack,
  Be kind to them, they will sweetly hug;
There's choice of the Fairest, the Brown or the Black.
  Then banish Despair in a Mug, a Mug.

Let then no Misfortune e'er make thee dull,
  But drink away care in a Jug, a Jug;
Then let not thy Tide steal away, but pull,
  Carouse away though in a Mug, a Mug:
While others for Greatness and Fortune's doom,
  While they for their Ambition tug;
We'll sit close and snug in a Sea-coal Room,
  And banish Despair in a Mug, a Mug.

Let Zealots o'er Coffee new Plots devise,
  And lace with fresh Treason the Pagan Drug;
Whilst our Loyal Blood flows our Veins shall shine,
  Like our Faces inspir'd with a Mug, a Mug:
Let Sectaries dream of Alarms, Alarms,
  And Fools still for new changes tug;
While fam'd for our Loyalty we'll stand to our Arms,
  And drink the King's Health in a Mug, a Mug.

Come then to the Queen let the next Advance,
  And all Loyal Lads of true _English_ Race;
Who hate the stum Poison of _Spain_ and _France_,
  Or to _Bourdeux_ or _Burgundy_ do give place;
The Flask and the Bottle breeds Ach and Gout,
  Whilst we, we all the Season lie snug;
Neither _Spaniard_ nor _Flemming_, can vie with our Stout,
  And shall submit to the Mug, the Mug.



_The Good Fellow. Words by Mr._ Alex. Brome.


[Music]

      Stay, stay, shut the Gates,
      T'other Quart, faith, it is not so late
        As you're thinking,
    Those Stars which you see,
    In this Hemisphere be,
  But the Studs in your Cheeks by your Drinking:
The Sun is gone to Tiple all Night in the Sea Boys,
To Morrow he'll blush that he's paler than we Boys,
Drink Wine, give him Water, 'tis Sack makes us jee Boys.

    Fill, fill up the Glass,
    To the next merry Lad let it pass,
        Come away with't:
    Come Set Foot to Foot,
    And but give our Minds to't,
  'Tis Heretical Six that doth slay Wit,
No Helicon like to the Juice of the Vine is,
For _Phoebus_ had never had Wit, nor Diviness,
Had his Face been bow dy'd as thine, his, and mine is.

    Drink, drink off your Bowls,
    We'll enrich both our Heads and our Souls
        With Canary;
    A Carbuncled Face,
    Saves a tedious Race,
  For the _Indies_ about us we carry:
Then hang up good Faces, we'll drink till our Noses
Give freedom to speak what our Fancy disposes,
Beneath whose protection is under the Roses.

    This, this must go round,
    Off your Hats, till that the Pavement be Crown'd
        With your Beavers;
    A Red-coated Face,
    Frights a Searjeant at Mace,
  And the Constable trembles to shivers:
In state march our Faces like those of the _Quorum_,
When the Wenches fall down and the Vulgar adore'em,
And our Noses, like Link-boys, run shining before'em.



_The Nymphs Holiday. The Tune of the Nightingale._


[Music]

Upon a Holiday, when Nymphs had leave to play,
I walk'd unseen, on a pleasant Green,
Where I heard a Maid in an angry Spleen,
Complaining to a Swain, to leave his drudging Pain,
And sport with her upon the Plain;
    But he the silly Clown,
Regardless of her Moan, did leave her all alone,
  Still she cry'd, come away, come away bonny Lad come away,
I cannot come, I will not come, I cannot come, my
    Work's not done,
  Was all the Words this Clown did say.

She vex'd in her Mind to hear this Lad's reply,
To _Venus_ she went, in great Discontent,
To desire her Boy with his Bow ready bent,
To take a nimble Dart, and strike him to the Heart,
For disobeying her Commandment:
    _Cupid_ then gave the Swain such a Bang,
As made him to gang with this bonny Lass along,
  Still she cry'd, come away, come away bonny Lad, come hither,
I come, I come, I come, I come, I come, I come,
  So they gang'd along together.



_Good Honest Trooper take warning by_ DONALD COOPER. _To the Tune of_
Daniel Cooper.


[Music]

A Bonny Lad came to the Court,
  His Name was _Donald Cooper_,
And he Petition'd to the King,
  That he might be a Trooper:
      He said that he,
      By Land and Sea,
Had fought to Admiration,
      And with _Montross_
      Had many blows,
Both for his King and Nation.

The King did his Petition grant,
  And said he lik'd him dearly,
Which gave to _Donald_ more content,
  Than Twenty Shillings yearly:
      This wily Leard
      Rode in the Guard,
And lov'd a strong Beer Barrel;
      Yet stout enough,
      To Fight and Cuff,
But was not given to Quarrel.

Till on a _Saturday_ at Night,
  He walked in the Park, Sir;
And there he kenn'd a well fair Lass,
  When it was almost dark, Sir;
      Poor _Donald_ he
      Drew near to see,
And kist her bonny Mow, Sir;
      He laid her flat
      Upon her back,
And bang'd her side Weam too, Sir.

He took her by the Lilly white Hand,
  And kiss'd his bonny _Mary_,
Then they did to the Tavern go,
  Where they did drink Canary;
      When he was Drunk,
      In came a Punck,
And ask'd gan he would Mow her;
      Then he again,
      With Might and Main,
Did bravely lay her o'er, Sir.

Poor _Donald_ he rose up again,
  As nothing did him ail, Sir;
But little kenn'd this bonny Lass,
  Had Fire about her Tail, Sir:
      When Night was spent
      Then Home he went,
And told it with a Hark, Sir;
      How he did Kiss
      A dainty Miss,
And lifted up the Sark, Sir.

But e'er a Month had gone about,
Poor _Donald_ walked sadly:
And every yean enquir'd of him,
  What gar'd him leuk so badly:
      A Wench, quoth he,
      Gave Snuff to me,
Out of her Placket box, Sir;
      And I am sure,
      She prov'd a Whore,
And given to me the Pox, Sir.

Poor _Donald_ he being almost Dead,
  Was turn'd out of the Guard, Sir;
And never could get in again,
  Although he was a Leard, Sir:
      When _Mars_ doth meet,
      With _Venus_ sweet,
And struggles to surrender;
      The Triumph's lost,
      Then never trust
A Feminine Commander.

Poor _Donald_ he went home again,
  Because he lost his Place, Sir;
For playing of a Game at Whisk,
  And turning up an Ace, Sir;
      Ye Soldiers all,
      Both great and small,
A Foot-man or a Trooper;
      When you behold,
      A Wench that's bold
Remember _Donald Cooper_.



_The Jovial Drinker._


[Music]

A Pox on those Fools, who exclaim against Wine,
  And fly the dear sweets that the Bottle doth bring;
It heightens the Fancy, the Wit does refine,
  And he that was first Drunk was made the first King.

By the help of good Claret old Age becomes Youth,
  And sick Men still find this the only Physitian;
Drink largely, you'll know by experience, the Truth,
  That he that drinks most is the best Politician.

To Victory this leads on the brave Cavalier,
  And makes all the Terrors of War, but Delight;
This flushes his Courage, and beats off base Fear,
  'Twas that taught _Cæsar_ and _Pompey_ to fight.

This supports all our Friends, and knocks down our Foes,
  This makes us all Loyal Men from Courtier to Clown;
Like _Dutchmen_ from Brandy, from this our Strength grows
  So 'tis Wine, noble Wine, that's a Friend to the Crown.



_The Sexton's_ SONG.

_Sung by_ BEN. JOHNSON, _in the Play of_ Hamlet _Prince of_ Denmark,
_acting the_ _Grave maker._


[Music]

Once more to these Arms my lov'd Pick-ax and Spade,
With the rest of the Tools that belong to my Trade;
I that Buried others am rose from the Dead,
  _With a Ring, a Ring, Ring, a Ring, and Dig a Dig, Dig._

My Thoughts are grown easie, my Mind is at rest,
Since Things at the worst are now grown to the best,
And I and the Worms that long fasted shall Feast,
  _With a Ring_, &c.

How I long to be Measuring and cleaving the Ground,
And commending the Soil for the Sculls shall be found,
Whose thickness alone, not the Soil makes them sound,
  _With a Ring_, &c.

Look you Masters, I'll cry, may the Saints ne'er me save,
If this ben't as well contriv'd sort of a Grave,
As a Man could wish on such occasion to have,
  _With a Ring_, &c.

Observe but the make of't, I'll by you be try'd,
And the Coffin so fresh there that lies on that side,
It's Fifty Years since he that owns it has dy'd.
  _With a Ring_, &c.

I hope to remember your Friend in a Bowl,
An honest good Gentleman, God rest his Soul,
He has that for a Ducket is worth a Pistole,
  _With a Ring_, &c.

At Marriages next I'll affirm it and swear,
If the Bride would be private so great was my Care,
That not a Soul knew that the Priest joyn'd the Pair,
  _With a Ring_, &c.

When I myself whisper'd and told it about
What Door they'd go in at, what Door they'd go out,
To receive the Salutes of the Rabble and Rout,
  _With a Ring_, &c.

At Chris'nings I'll sit with abundance of Joy,
And Drink to the Health of the Girl or the Boy,
At the same I wish that Fate both would destroy,
  _That I may Ring_, &c.

What e'er's my Religion, my Meaning's to Thrive,
So the Child that is born, to the Font but survive,
No matter how short it's continuance alive,
  _That I may Ring_, &c.

Hear then my good Neighbours attend to my cry,
And bravely get Children, and decently die,
No Sexton now breathing shall use you as I,
  _With a Ring a Ring, Ring a Ring, Dig a Dig, Dig._



_The Great_ BOOBEE.


[Music]

My Friend if you would understand,
  My Fortunes what they are;
I once had Cattle House and Land,
  But now I am never the near:
My Father left a good Estate,
  As I may tell to thee;
I couzened was of all I had,
  _Like a great Boobee_.

I went to School with a good intent,
  And for to learn my Book;
And all the Day I went to play,
  In it I never did look:
Full seven Years, or very nigh,
  As I may tell to thee;
I could hardly say my Criss-Cross-Row,
  _Like a great Boobee_.

My Father then in all the hast,
  Did set me to the Plow;
And for to lash the Horse about,
  Indeed I knew not how:
My Father took his Whip in Hand,
  And soundly lashed me;
He called me Fool and Country Clown,
  _And a great Boobee_.

But I did from my Father run,
  For I would Plow no more;
Because he had so lashed me,
  And made my sides so sore:
But I will go to _London_ Town,
  Some Fashions for to see;
When I came there they call'd me Clown,
  _And a great Boobee_.

But as I went along the Street,
  I carried my Hat in my Hand,
And to every one that I did meet,
  I bravely Buss'd my Hand:
Some did laugh, and some did scoff,
  And some did mock at me;
And some did say I was a Woodcock,
  _And a great Boobee_.

Then I did walk in hast to _Paul's_
  The Steeple for to view;
Because I heard some People say,
  It should be builded new;
Then I got up unto the Top,
  The City for to see;
It was so high it made me cry,
  _Like a great Boobee_.

From thence I went to _Westminster_,
  And for to see the Tombs:
Oh, said I, what a House is here,
  With an infinite sight of Rooms:
Sweetly the Abby Bells did Ring,
  It was a fine sight to see;
Methought I was going to Heav'n in a String,
  _Like a great Boobee_.

But as I went along the Street,
  The most part of the Day;
Many Gallants I did meet,
  Methought they were very gay:
I blew my Nose and pist my Hose,
  Some People did me see:
They said I was a Beastly Fool:
  _And a great Boobee_.

Next Day I thro' _Pye-corner_ past,
  The Roast-meat on the Stall;
Invited me to take a Taste,
  My Money was but small:
The Meat I pickt, the Cook me kickt,
  As I may tell to thee;
He beat me sore and made me roar,
  _Like a great Boobee_.

As I thro' _Smithfield_ lately walkt,
  A gallant Lass I met:
Familiarly with me she talk't,
  Which I cannot forget:
She proferr'd me a Pint of Wine,
  Methought she was wondrous free,
To the Tavern then I went with her,
  _Like a great Boobee_.

She told me we were near of Kin,
  And call'd for Wine good store;
Before the Reckoning was brought in,
  My Cousin prov'd a Whore:
My Purse she pickt, and went away,
  My Cousin couzened me,
The Vintner kickt me out of Door;
  _Like a great Boobee_.

At the _Exchange_ when I came there,
  I saw most gallant things;
I thought the Pictures living were,
  Of all our English Kings:
I doft my Hat and made a Leg,
  And kneeled on my Knee;
The People laugh'd and call'd me Fool,
  _And a great Boobee_.

To _Paris-Garden_ then I went,
  Where there is great resort;
My Pleasure was my Punishment,
  I did not like the Sport:
The Garden-Bull with his stout Horns,
  On high then tossed me;
I did bewray my self with fear,
  _Like a great Boobee_.

The Bearward went to save me then,
  The People flock'd about;
I told the Bear-Garden-Men,
  My Guts they were almost out:
They said I stunk most grievously,
  No Man would pity me;
They call'd me witless Fool and Ass,
  _And a great Boobee_.

Then o'er the water I did pass,
  As you shall understand;
I dropt into the Thames, alass,
  Before I came to Land:
The Waterman did help me out,
  And thus did say to me;
'Tis not thy fortune to be drown'd,
  _Like a great Boobee_.

But I have learned so much Wit,
  Shall shorten all my Cares;
If I can but a Licence get,
  To play before the Bears:
'Twould be a gallant Place indeed,
  As I may tell to thee:
Then who dares call me Fool or Ass,
  _Or great Boobee_.



_Set by Mr._ Jeremiah Clark,

_Sung by Mr._ LEVERIDGE.


[Music]

When Maids live to Thirty, yet never repented,
When _Europe's_ at Peace and all _England_ contented,
When Gamesters won't Swear, and no bribery thrives,
Young Wives love old Husbands, young Husbands old Wives;
When Landlords love Taxes, and Soldiers love Peace:
And Lawyers forget a rich Client to Fleece:
When an old Face shall please as well as a new,
Wives, Husbands, and Lovers will ever be true.

When Bullies leave huffing and Cowards their Trembling,
And Courtiers and Women and Priests their Dissembling,
When these shall do nothing against what they teach,
Pluralities hate, and we mind what they Preach:
When Vintners leave Brewing to draw the Wine pure,
And Quacks by their Medicines kill less than they Cure,
When an old Face shall please as well as a new,
Wives, Husbands and Lovers will ever be true.



_Words to a Tune of_ Mr. BARRET'S, _call'd the_ CATHERINE.


[Music]

In the pleasant Month of _May_,
  When the merry, merry Birds began to sing;
And the Blossoms fresh and gay;
  Usher'd in the welcome Spring,
      When the long cold Winter's gone,
      And the bright enticing Moon,
      In the Evening sweetly shon:
When the bonny Men and Maids tript it on the Grass;
      At a jolly Country Fair,
      When the Nymphs in the best appear;
We resolv'd to be free, with a Fiddle and a She,
  E'ery Shepherd and his Lass.

In the middle of the Sport,
  When the Fiddle went brisk and the Glass went round,
And the Pretty gay Nymphs for Court,
  With their Merry Feet beat the Ground;
      Little _Cupid_ arm'd unseen,
      With a Bow and Dart stole in,
      With a conquering Air and Mien,
And empty'd his Bow thro' the Nymphs and the Swains;
      E'ery Shepherd and his Mate,
      Soon felt their pleasing Fate,
And longing to try in Enjoyment to die,
  Love reign'd o'er all the Plains.

Now the sighing Swain gave o'er,
  And the wearied Nymphs could dance no more,
There were other Thoughts that mov'd,
  E'ery pretty kind Pair that Lov'd:
      In the Woods the Shepherds lay,
      And mourn'd the time away,
      And the Nymphs as well as they,
Long'd to taste what it is that their Senses cloys,
      Till at last by consent of Eyes,
      E'ery Swain with his pretty Nymph flies,
E'ery Buxom She retires with her He,
  To act Love's solid Joys.



_A_ Scotch SONG. _Sung by Mrs._ LUCAS _at the Old_ THEATRE.


[Music]

By Moon-light on the Green,
  Our bonny Lasses Cooing;
And dancing there I've seen,
  Who seem'd alone worth Wooing:
Her Skin like driven Snow,
  Her Hair brown as a Berry:
Her Eyes black as a Slow,
  Her Lips red as a Cherry.

Oh how she tript it, skipt it,
  Leapt it, stept it, whiskt it,
Friskt it, whirld it, twirl'd it,
  Swimming, springing, starting:
So quick, the tune to nick,
  With a heave and a toss:
And a jerk at parting,
  With a heave, and a toss, and a jerk at parting.

As she sat down I bowed,
  And veil'd my bonnet to her;
Then took her from the Crowd,
  With Honey words to woo her;
Sweet blithest Lass, quoth I,
  It being bleaky Weather:
I prithee let us try,
  Another Dance together;
_Oh how she_, &c.

Whilst suing thus I stood,
  Quoth she, pray leave your fooling;
Some Dancing heats the Blood,
  But yours I fear lacks cooling:
Still for a Dance I pray'd,
  And we at last had Seven;
And whilst the Fiddle play'd,
  She thought her self in Heaven,
_Oh how she_, &c.

At last she with a Smile,
  To Dance again desir'd me;
Quoth I, pray stay a while,
  For now good faith ye've tir'd me:
With that she look'd on me,
  And sigh'd with muckle sorrow;
Than gang ye'ar gate, quoth she,
  But Dance again to morrow.



_The_ QUAKER'S SONG. _Sung by Mrs._ Willis _at the New Play-House._


[Music]

Amongst the pure ones all,
  Which Conscience doth profess;
And yet that sort of Conscience,
  Doth practice nothing less:
I mean the Sect of those Elect,
  That loath to live by Merit;
That leads their Lives with other Mens Wives,
  According unto the Spirit.

One met with a Holy Sister of ours,
  A Saint who dearly lov'd him:
And fain he would have kiss'd her,
  Because the Spirit mov'd him:
But she deny'd, and he reply'd,
  You're damn'd unless you do it;
Therefore consent, do not repent,
  For the Spirit doth move me to it.

She not willing to offend, poor Soul,
  Yielded unto his Motion;
And what these two did intend,
  Was out of pure Devotion:
To lye with a Friend and a Brother,
  She thought she shou'd die no Sinner,
But e'er five Months were past,
  The Spirit was quick within her.

But what will the Wicked say,
  When they shall here of this Rumour;
They'd laugh at us every Day,
  And Scoff us in every Corner:
Let 'em do so still if that they will,
  We mean not to follow their Fashion,
They're none of our Sect, nor of our Elect,
  Nor none of our Congregation.

But when the time was come,
  That she was to be laid;
It was no very great Crime,
  Committed by her they said:
'Cause they did know, and she did show,
  'Twas done by a Friend and a Brother,
But a very great Sin they said it had been,
  If it had been done by another.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

As Oyster _Nan_ stood by her Tub,
  To shew her vicious Inclination;
She gave her noblest Parts a Scrub,
  And sigh'd for want of Copulation:
A Vintner of no little Fame,
  Who excellent Red and White can sell ye,
Beheld the little dirty Dame,
  As she stood scratching of her Belly.

Come in, says he, you silly Slut,
  'Tis now a rare convenient Minute;
I'll lay the Itching of your Scut,
  Except some greedy Devil be in it:
With that the Flat-capt Fusby smil'd,
  And would have blush'd, but that she cou'd not;
Alass! says she, we're soon beguil'd,
  By Men to do those things we shou'd not.

From Door they went behind the Bar,
  As it's by common Fame reported;
And there upon a Turkey Chair,
  Unseen the loving Couple sported:
But being call'd by Company,
  As he was taking pains to please her;
I'm coming, coming Sir, says he,
  My Dear, and so am I, says she, Sir.

Her Mole-hill Belly swell'd about,
  Into a Mountain quickly after;
And when the pretty Mouse crept out,
  The Creature caus'd a mighty Laughter:
And now she has learnt the pleasing Game,
  Altho' much Pain and Shame it cost her;
She daily ventures at the same,
  And shuts and opens like an Oyster.



_The_ IRISH _Jigg: Or, the Night Ramble._


[Music]

One Night in my Ramble I chanc'd to see,
A thing like a Spirit, it frightened me;
I cock'd up my Hat and resolv'd to look big,
And streight fell a Tuning the _Irish Jigg_.

The Devil drew nearer and nearer in short,
I found it was one of the Petticoat sort;
My Fears being over, I car'd not a Fig,
But still I kept tuning the _Irish Jigg_.

And then I went to her, resolving to try her;
I put her agog of a longing desire;
I told her I'd give her a Whip for her Gig,
And a Scourge to the Tune of the _Irish Jigg_.

Then nothing but Dancing our Fancy could please,
We lay on the Grass and Danc'd at our ease;
I down'd with my Breeches and off with my Whigg,
And we fell a Dancing the _Irish Jigg_.

I thank you, kind Sir, for your kindness, said she,
The Scholar's as Wise as the Master can be;
For if you should chance to get me with Kid,
I'll lay the poor Brat to the _Irish Jigg_.

The Dance being ended as you may see,
We rose by Consent and we both went away;
I put on my Cloaths and left her to grow big,
And so I went Roaring the _Irish Jigg_.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

It was a happy Golden Day,
When fair _Althea_ Kind and Gay,
Put all but Love and me away;
I arm'd with soft Words did Address,
Sweet and kind Kisses far express,
A greater Joy and Happiness.

Nature the best Instructeress cry'd,
Her Ivory Pillows to divide,
That Love might Sail with Wind and Tide;
She rais'd the Mast and sail'd by it,
That Day two Tides together met,
Drove him on Shore soon dropping wet.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

Ah! _Cælia_ how can you be Cruel and Fair?
          Since removing,
          The Charms that are loving,
'Twould make a poor Lover Despair;
'Tis true, I have lov'd you these seven long Years & more,
Too long for a Man that ne'er was in Love before:
  And if longer you my Caresses deny,
  I then am resolv'd to give over my Flames and die.

Love fires the Heart of him that is Brave,
          Charms the Spirit
          Of him that is merit,
And makes the poor Lover a Slave;
Dull sordid Souls that never knew how to Love,
Where Nature is plung'd, 'tis a shame to the best above:
  And if any longer you my Caresses deny,
  I then am resolv'd to give over my Flames and die.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

There was a Knight and he was Young,
  A riding along the way, Sir;
And there he met a Lady fair,
  Among the Cocks of Hay, Sir:
Quoth he, shall you and I Lady,
  Among the Grass lye down a;
And I will have a special Care,
  Of rumpling of your Gown a.

If you will go along with me,
  Unto my Father's Hall, Sir;
You shall enjoy my Maiden-head,
  And my Estate and all, Sir:
So he mounted her on a milk-white Steed,
  Himself upon another;
And then they rid upon the Road,
  Like Sister and like Brother.

And when she came to her Father's House,
  Which was moated round about, Sir;
She stepped streight within the Gate,
  And shut this Young Knight out, Sir,
Here is a Purse of Gold, she said,
  Take it for your Pains, Sir;
And I will send my Father's Man,
  To go home with you again, Sir.

And if you meet a Lady fair,
  As you go thro' the next Town, Sir;
You must not fear the Dew of the Grass,
  Nor the rumpling of her Gown, Sir:
And if you meet a Lady Gay,
  As you go by the Hill, Sir;
If you will not when you may,
  You shall not when you will, Sir.

There is a Dew upon the Grass,
  Will spoil your Damask Gown a;
Which has cost your Father dear,
  Many Shilling and a Crown a:
There is a Wind blows from the _West_,
  Soon will dry the Ground a;
And I will have a special Care,
  Of the rumpling of my Gown a.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

Slaves to _London_ I'll deceive you,
For the Country now I leave you:
Who can bear, and not be Mad,
Wine so dear, and yet so bad:
Such a Noise and Air so smoaky,
That to stun, this to choak ye;
Men so selfish, false and rude,
Nymphs so young and yet so lew'd.

Quiet harmless Country Pleasure,
Shall at home engross my Leisure;
Farewel _London_, I'll repair,
To my Native Country Air:
I leave all thy Pleasures behind me,
But at home my Wife will find me;
Oh the Gods! 'tis ten times worse,
_London_ is a milder Curse.



_The Duke of_ ORMOND'S _March._

_Set by Mr._ CHURCH.


[Music]

      Ye brave Boys and Tars,
      That design for the Wars,
Remember the Action at _Vigo_;
      And where ORMOND Commands,
      Let us all joyn our Hands,
_And where he goes, may you go, and I go_.

      Let Conquest and Fame,
      The Honour proclaim,
Great ORMOND has gotten at _Vigo_;
      Let the Trumpets now sound,
      And the Ecchoes around,
_Where he goes, may you go, and I go_.

      Let the Glories be Sung,
      Which the ORMONDS have won,
Long before this great Action at _Vigo_;
      They're so Loyal and Just,
      And so true to their Trust,
_That where he goes, may you go, and I go_.

      Old Records of Fame,
      Of the ORMONDS great Name,
Their Actions, like these were of _Vigo_;
      And since this Prince exceeds,
      In his Fore-Father's Deeds,
_Then where he goes, may you go, and I go_.

      'Tis the Praise of our Crown,
      That such Men of Renown,
Shou'd lead on the Van, as at _Vigo_;
      Where such Lives and Estates
      Are expos'd for our sakes,
_Then where he goes, may you go, and I go_.

      'Twas the whole Nation's Voice,
      And we all did rejoyce,
When we heard he Commanded for _Vigo_;
      To ANNA so True,
      All her Foes to pursue,
_Then where he goes, may you go, and I go_.

      'Tis the Voice of the Town,
      And our Zeal for the Crown,
To serve ORMOND to _France_, _Spain_, or _Vigo_;
      So Noble and brave,
      Both to Conquer and save,
_Then where he goes, may you go, and I go_.

      To the Soldiers so kind,
      And so humbly inclin'd,
To wave his Applause gain'd at _Vigo_;
      Yet so kind and so true,
      He gave all Men their due,
_Then where he goes, may you go, and I go_.

      We justly do own,
      All the Honour that's won,
In _Flanders_, as well as at _Vigo_;
      But our Subject and Theme,
      Is of ORMOND's great Name,
_And where he goes, may you go, and I go_.

      Then take off the Bowl,
      To that Generous Soul,
That Commanded so bravely at _Vigo_;
      And may ANNA approve,
      Of our Duty and Love,
_And where he goes, may you go, and I go_.



_A Cure for Melancholy._


[Music]

Are you grown so Melancholy,
That you think on nought but Folly;
        Are you sad,
        Are you Mad,
      Are you worse;
        Do you think,
        Want of Chink
      Is a Curse:
Do you wish for to have,
Longer Life, or a Grave,
  _Thus would I Cure ye_.

First I would have a Bag of Gold,
That should ten Thousand Pieces hold,
        And all that,
        In thy Hat,
      Would I pour;
        For to spend,
        On thy Friend,
      Or thy Whore:
For to cast away at Dice,
Or to shift you of your Lice,
  _Thus would I Cure ye_.

Next I would have a soft Bed made,
Wherein a Virgin should be laid;
        That would Play,
        Any way
      You'll devise;
        That would stick
        Like a Tick,
      To your Thighs,
That would bill like a Dove,
Lye beneath or above,
  _Thus would I Cure ye_.

Next that same Bowl, where _Jove_ Divine,
Drank _Nectar_ in, I'd fill with Wine;
        That whereas,
        You should pause,
      You should quaff;
        Like a _Greek_,
        Till your Cheek,
To _Ceres_ and to _Venus_,
To _Bacchus_ and _Silenus_,
  _Thus would I Cure ye_.

Last of all there should appear,
Seven Eunuchs sphere-like Singing here,
        In the Praise,
        Of those Ways,
      Of delights;
        _Venus_ can,
        Use with Man,
      In the Night;
When he strives to adorn,
_Vulcan's_ Head with a HORN,
  _Thus would I Cure ye_.

But if not Gold, nor Woman can,
Nor Wine, nor Songs, make merry then;
        Let the Batt,
        Be thy Mate,
      And the Owl;
        Let a Pain,
        In thy Brain,
      Make thee Howl;
Let the Pox be thy Friend,
And the Plague work thy end,
  _Thus I would Cure you_.



_To his fairest_ VALENTINE _Mrs._ A.L.


[Music]

Come pretty Birds present your Lays,
And learn to chaunt a Goddess Praise;
Ye Wood-Nymphs let your Voices be,
Employ'd to serve her Deity:
And warble forth, ye Virgins Nine,
  _Some Musick to my_ Valentine.

Her Bosom is Loves Paradise,
There is no Heav'n but in her Eyes;
She's chaster than the Turtle-Dove,
And fairer than the Queen of Love;
Yea, all Perfections do combine,
To beautifie my Valentine.

She's Nature's choicest Cabinet,
Where Honour, Beauty, Worth and Wit,
Are all united in her Breast,
The Graces claim an Interest:
All Vertues that are most Divine,
Shine clearest in my Valentine.



_A_ BALLAD,

_Or_, COLLIN'S _Adventure._


[Music]

As _Collin_ went from his Sheep to unfold,
In a Morning of _April_, as grey as 'twas cold,
In a Thicket he heard a Voice it self spread;
    Which was, O, O, _I am almost dead_.

He peep'd in the Bushes, and spy'd where there lay
His Mistress, whose Countenance made _April May_;
But in her looks some sadness was read,
    Crying O, O, _I am almost dead_.

He rush'd in to her, and cry'd what's the matter,
Ah! _Collin_, quoth she, why will you come at her,
Who by the false Swain, hath often been misled,
    For which O, O, _I am almost dead_.

He turn'd her Milk-pail, and there down he sat,
His Hands stroak'd his Beard, on his Knee lay his Coat,
But, O, still _Mopsa_ cry'd, before ought was said,
    _Collin_, O, O, _I am almost dead_.

No more, quoth stout _Collin_! I ever was true,
Thou gav'st me a Handkerchief all hemm'd with Blue:
A Pin-box I gave thee, and a Girdle so Red,
    Yet still she cry'd, O, O, _I am almost dead_.

Delaying, quoth she, hath made me thus Ill,
For I never fear'd _Sarah_ that dwelt at the Mill,
Since in the Ev'ning late her Hogs thou hast fed,
    For which, O, O, _I am almost dead_.

_Collin_ then chuck'd her under the Chin,
Cheer up for to love thee I never will lin,
Says she, I'll believe it when the Parson has read,
    'Till then, O, O, _I am almost dead_.

Uds boars, quoth _Collin_, I'll new my shon,
And e'er the Week pass, by the Mass it shall be done:
You might have done this before, then she said,
    But now, O, O, _I am almost dead_.

He gave her a twitch that quite turn'd her round,
And said, I'm the truest that e'er trod on Ground,
Come settle thy Milk-Pail fast on thy Head,
    No more O, O, _I am almost dead_.

Why then I perceive thoul't not leave me in the Lurch,
I'll don my best Cloths and streight to the Church:
Jog on, merry _Collin_, jog on before,
    For I Faith, I Faith, _I'll dye no more_.



_The_ Town-Rakes, _A_ SONG: _Set by Mr._ Daniel Purcell: _Sung by Mr._
EDWARDS.


[Music]

What Life can compare with the jolly Town Rakes,
When in his full swing of all Pleasure he takes?
At Noon he gets up for a wet and to Dine,
And Wings the swift Hours with Mirth, Musick, and Wine,
Then jogs to the Play-house and chats with the Masques,
And thence to the _Rose_ where he takes his three Flasks,
There great as a _Cæsar_ he revels when drunk,
And scours all he meets as he reels, as he reels to his Punk,
And finds the dear Girl in his Arms when he wakes,
What Life can compare to the jolly Town-Rakes, the Jolly Town-Rakes.

He like the Great Turk has his favourite She,
But the Town's his _Seraglio_, and still he lives free;
Sometimes she's a Lady, but as he must range,
Black _Betty_, or Oyster _Moll_ serve for a Change:
As he varies his Sports his whole Life is a Feast,
He thinks him that is soberest is most like a Beast:
All Houses of Pleasure, breaks Windows and Doors,
Kicks Bullies and Cullies, then lies with their Whores:
Rare work for the Surgeon and Midwife he makes,
What Life can Compare with the jolly Town-Rakes.

Thus in _Covent-Garden_ he makes his Campaigns,
And no Coffee-House haunts but to settle his Brains;
He laughs at dry Mortals, and never does think,
Unless 'tis to get the best Wenches and Drink:
He dwells in a Tavern, and lives ev'ry where,
And improving his Hour, lives an age in a Year:
For as Life is uncertain, he loves to make haste,
And thus he lives longest because he lives fast:
Then leaps in the Dark, and his _Exit_ he makes,
What Death can compare with the jolly Town-Rakes.



_A_ SONG: _Set by Mr._ CLARKE.


[Music]

Young _Coridon_ and _Phillis_
  Sate in a lovely Grove;
Contriving Crowns of Lillies,
  Repeating Tales of Love:
_And something else, but what I dare not_, &c.

But as they were a Playing,
  She oagled so the Swain;
It say'd her plainly saying,
  Let's kiss to ease our Pain:
_And something else_, &c.

A thousand times he kiss'd her,
  Laying her on the Green;
But as he farther press'd her,
  Her pretty Leg was seen:
_And something else_, &c.

So many Beauties removing,
  His Ardour still increas'd;
And greater Joys pursuing,
  He wander'd o'er her Breast:
_And something else_, &c.

A last Effort she trying,
  His Passion to withstand;
Cry'd, but it was faintly crying,
  Pray take away your Hand:
_And something else_, &c.

Young _Coridon_ grown bolder,
  The Minute would improve;
This is the Time he told her,
  To shew you how I love;
_And something else_, &c.

The Nymph seem'd almost dying,
  Dissolv'd in amorous Heat;
She kiss'd, and told him sighing,
  My Dear your Love is great:
_And something else_, &c.

But _Phillis_ did recover
  Much sooner than the Swain;
She blushing ask'd her Lover,
  Shall we not Kiss again:
_And something else_, &c.

Thus Love his Revels keeping,
  'Till Nature at a stand;
From talk they fell to Sleeping,
  Holding each others Hand;
_And something else_, &c.



_The Amorous_ BARBER'S _Passion of Love for his Dear_ BRIDGET.


[Music]

With my Strings of small Wire lo I come,
  And a Cittern made of Wood;
And a Song altho' you are Deaf and Dumb,
  May be heard and understood.
    _Dumb, dumb_----

Oh! take Pity on me, my Dear,
  Me thy Slave, and me thy Vassal,
And be not Cruel, as it were,
  Like to some strong and well built old Castle.
    _Dumb, dumb_----

Lest as thou passest along the Street,
  Braver every Day and braver;
Every one that does thee meet,
  Will say there goes a Woman-shaver.
    _Dumb, dumb_----

And again will think fit,
  And to say they will determine;
There goes she that with Tongue killed Clip-Chops,
  As a Man with his Thumbs kill Vermine.
    _Dumb, dumb_----

For if thou dost then, farewel Pelf,
  Farewel _Bridget_, for I vow I'll:
Either in my Bason hang my self,
  Or drown me in my Towel,
    _Dumb, dumb_----



_A_ BALLAD, _made by a Gentleman in_ Ireland, _who could not have
Access to a Lady whom he went to visit, because the Maid the Night
before had over-laid her pretty Bitch. To the Tune of_, O Hone, O
Hone.


[Music]

Oh! let no Eyes be dry,
  _Oh Hone, Oh Hone_,
But let's lament and cry,
  _Oh Hone, O Hone_,
We're quite undone almost,
For _Daphne_ on this Coast,
Has yielded up the Ghost,
  _Oh Hone, O Hone_.

_Daphne_ my dearest Bitch,
  _Oh Hone, O Hone_,
Who did all Dogs bewitch,
  _Oh Hone_, &c.
Was by a careless Maid,
Pox take her for a Jade,
In the Night over-laid,
  _Oh Hone_, &c.

Oh may she never more
  _Oh Hone_, &c.
Sleep quietly, but snore,
  _Oh Hone_, &c.
May never Irish Lad,
Sue for her Maiden-head,
Until it stinks I Gad,
  _Oh Hone_, &c.

Oh may she never keep
  _Oh Hone, Oh Hone_;
Her Water in her Sleep,
  _Oh Hone, Oh Hone_:
May never Pence nor Pounds,
Come more within the Bounds,
Of her Pocket Ad-sounds,
  _Oh Hone, Oh Hone_.



DAMON _forsaken. Set by Mr._ WROTH.


[Music]

When that young _Damon_ bless'd my Heart,
  And in soft Words did move;
How did I hug the pleasing Dart,
  And thank'd the God of Love:
_Cupid_, said I, my best lov'd Lamb,
  That in my Bosom lives:
To thee, for kindling this dear Flame,
  To thee, kind God, I'll give.

But prying Friends o'er-heard my Vow,
  And murmur'd in my Ear;
_Damon_ hath neither Flocks nor Plough,
  Girl what thou dost beware:
They us'd so long their cursed Art,
  And damn'd deluding sham;
That I agreed with them to part,
  Nor offer'd up my Lamb.

_Cupid_ ask'd for his Offering,
  'Cause I refus'd to pay;
He took my _Damon_ on his Wing,
  And carry'd him quite away:
Pitch'd him before _Olinda's_ Charms,
  Those Wonders of the Plain;
Commanding her into her Arms,
  To take the dearest Swain.

The envy'd Nymph, soon, soon obey'd,
  And bore away the Prize;
'Tis well she did, for had she stay'd,
  I'd snatch'd him from her Eyes:
My Lamb was with gay Garlands dress'd,
  The Pile prepar'd to burn;
Hoping that if the God appeas'd,
My _Damon_ might return.

But oh! in vain he's gone, he's gone,
  _Phillis_ he can't be thine;
I by Obedience am undone,
  Was ever Fate like mine:
_Olinda_ do, try all thy Charms,
  Yet I will have a part;
For whilst you have him in your Arms,
  I'll have him in my Heart.



_The Apparition to the Jilted Lover. Set by Mr._ WROTH.


[Music]

Think wretched Mortal, think no more,
  How to prolong thy Breath:
For thee there are no Joys in store,
  But in a welcome Death:
Then seek to lay thee under Ground,
  The Grave cures all Despair;
And healeth every bitter Wound,
  Giv'n by th' ungrateful Fair.

How cou'dst thou Faith in Woman think,
  Women are _Syrens_ all;
And when Men in Loves Ocean sink,
  Take Pride to see 'em fall:
Women were never real yet,
  But always truth despise:
Constant to nothing but Deceit,
  False Oaths and flattering Lies.

Ah! _Coridon_ bid Life adieu,
  The Gods will thee prefer;
Their Gates are open'd wide for you,
  But bolted against her:
Do thou be true, you vow'd to Love,
  _Phillis_ or Death you'll have;
Now since the Nymph doth perjured prove,
  Be just unto the Grave.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

Heaven first created Woman to be Kind,
  Both to be belov'd, and for to Love;
If you contradict what Heav'n has design'd,
  You'll be contemn'd by all the Pow'rs above:
Then no more dispute me, for I am rashly bent,
  To subject your Beauty
  To kind Nature's Duty,
Let me than salute you by Consent.

Arguments and fair Intreats did I use,
  But with her Consent could not prevail;
She the Blessing modestly would still refuse,
  Seeming for to slight my amorous Tale:
Sometimes she would cry Sir, prithee Dear be good,
  Oh Sir, pray Sir, why Sir?
  Pray now, nay now, fye Sir,
I would sooner die Sir, than be rude.

I began to treat her then another way,
  Modestly I melted with a Kiss;
She then blushing look'd like the rising Day,
  Fitting for me to attempt the Bliss:
I gave her a fall Sir, she began to tear,
  Crying she would call Sir,
  As loud as she could baul Sir,
But is prov'd as false, Sir, as she's Fair.



RALPH'S _going to the Wars._


[Music]

To the Wars I must alass,
  Though I do not like the Game,
For I hold him to be an Ass,
  That will lose his Life for Fame:
_For these Guns are such pestilent things,
  To pat a Pellet in ones Brow;
Four vurlongs off ch've heard zome zay,
  Ch'ill kill a Man he knows not how._

When the Bow, Bill, Zword and Dagger,
  Were us'd all in vighting;
Ch've heard my Father swear and swagger,
  That it was but a Flea-biting:
_But these Guns_, &c.

Ise would vight with the best of our Parish,
  And play at Whisters with _Mary_;
Cou'd thump the Vootball, yerk the Morrie,
  And box at Visticuffs with any:
_But these Guns_, &c.

Varewel _Dick_, _Tom_, _Ralph_ and _Hugh_,
  My Maypoles make all heretofore;
Varewel _Doll_, _Kate_, _Zis_ and _Zue_,
  For I shall never zee you more:
_For these Guns are such pestilent things,
  To pat a Pellet in ones Brow;
Four vurlongs off ch've heard zome zay,
  Ch'ill kill a Man he knows not how._



_A_ SONG _in Praise of Punch._


[Music]

Come fill up the Bowl with the Liquor that fine is,
  And much more Divine is,
Than now a-days Wine is, with all their Art,
  None here can controul:
The Vintner despising, tho' Brandy be rising,
  'Tis Punch that must chear the Heart:
The Lovers complaining, 'twill cure in a trice,
And _Cælia_ disdaining, shall cease to be nice,
  _Come fill up the Bowl_, &c.

Thus soon you'll discover, the cheat of each Lover,
When free from all Care you'll quickly find,
As Nature intended 'em willing and kind:
  _Come fill up the Bowl_, &c.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

Bonny _Peggy Ramsey_ that any Man may see,
And bonny was her Face, with a fair freckel'd Eye,
Neat is her Body made, and she hath good Skill,
And square is her Wethergig made like a Mill:
  _With a hey trolodel, hey trolodel, hey trolodel lill,_
  _Bonny_ Peggy Ramsey _she gives weel her Mill._

_Peggy_ to the Mill is gone to grind a Bowl of Mault,
The Mill it wanted Water, and was not that a fault;
Up she pull'd her Petticoats and piss'd into the Dam,
For six Days and seven Nights she made the Mill to gang;
  _With a hey_, &c.

Some call her _Peggy_, and some call her _Jean_,
But some calls her Midsummer, but they all are mista'en;
For _Peggy_ is a bonny Lass, and grinds well her Mill,
For she will be Occupied when others they lay still:
  _With a hey_, &c.

_Peg_, thee and Ise grin a poke, and we to War will leanes,
Ise lay thee flat upon thy Back and then lay to the steanes;
Ise make hopper titter totter, haud the Mouth as still,
When twa sit, and eane stand, merrily grind the Mill:
  _With a hey_, &c.

Up goes the Clap, and in goes the Corn,
Betwixt twa rough steans _Peggy_ not to learn;
With a Dam full of Water that she holdeth still,
To pour upon the Clap for burning of the Mill:
  _With a hey_, &c.

Up she pull'd the Dam sure and let the Water in,
The Wheel went about, and the Mill began to grind:
The spindle it was hardy, and the steanes were they well pickt,
And the Meal fell in the Mill Trough, and ye may all come lick:
  _With a hey trolodel, hey trolodel, hey trolodel lill,_
  _Bonny_ Peggy Ramsey _she gives weel her Mill._



_A_ SONG.

_Writ by the Famous Mr._ NAT. LEE.

_Philander_ and _Sylvia_, a gentle soft Pair,
Whose business was loving, and kissing their Care;
In a sweet smelling Grove went smiling along,
'Till the Youth gave a vent to his Heart with his Tongue:
Ah _Sylvia_! said he, (and sigh'd when he spoke)
Your cruel resolves will you never revoke?
No never, she said, how never, he cry'd,
'Tis the Damn'd that shall only that Sentence abide.

She turn'd her about to look all around,
Then blush'd, and her pretty Eyes cast on the Ground;
She kiss'd his warm Cheeks, then play'd with his Neck,
And urg'd that his Reason his Passion would check:
Ah _Philander_! she said, 'tis a dangerous Bliss,
Ah! never ask more and I'll give thee a Kiss;
How never? he cry'd, then shiver'd all o'er,
No never, she said, then tripp'd to a Bower.

She stopp'd at the Wicket, he cry'd let me in,
She answer'd, I wou'd if it were not a sin;
Heav'n sees, and the Gods will chastise the poor Head
Of _Philander_ for this; straight Trembling he said,
Heav'n sees, I confess, but no Tell-tales are there,
She kiss'd him and cry'd, you're an Atheist my Dear;
And shou'd you prove false I should never endure:
How never? he cry'd, and straight down he threw her.

Her delicate Body he clasp'd in his Arms,
He kiss'd her, he press'd her, heap'd charms upon charms;
He cry'd shall I now? no never, she said,
Your Will you shall never enjoy till I'm dead:
Then as if she were dead, she slept and lay still,
Yet even in Death bequeath'd him a smile:
Which embolden'd the Youth his Charms to apply,
Which he bore still about him to cure those that die.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

Your Hay it is mow'd, and your Corn is reap'd,
Your Barns will be full, and your Hovels heap'd;
    Come, my Boys come,
    Come, my Boys come,
And merrily roar our Harvest home:
    Harvest home,
    Harvest home,
And merrily roar our Harvest home.
  _Come, my Boys come_, &c.

We ha' cheated the Parson, we'll cheat him agen,
For why should a Blockhead ha' One in Ten:
    One in Ten,
    One in Ten,
For why should a Blockhead ha' One in Ten,
  _One in Ten_, &c.

For prating too long, like a Book learnt Sot,
'Till Pudding and Dumpling are burnt to Pot:
    Burnt to Pot,
    Burnt to Pot,
'Till Pudding and Dumpling are burnt to Pot.
  _Burnt to Pot_, &c.

We'll toss off our Ale till we cannot stand,
And hey for the Honour of old _England_;
    Old _England_,
    Old _England_,
And hey for the Honour of old _England_,
  _Old_ England, _&c._



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

I prithee send me back my Heart,
  Since I cannot have thine:
For if from yours you will not part,
  Why then should you have mine.

Yet now I think on't, let it be,
  To send it me is vain;
Thou hast a Thief in either Eye,
  Will steal it back again.

Why should two Hearts in one Breast be,
  And yet not be together;
Or Love, where is thy Sympathy,
  If thou our Hearts do sever?

But Love is such a Mystery,
  I cannot find it out;
For when I think I am best resolv'd,
  Then I am most in Doubt.

Then farewel Care, then farewel Woe,
  I will no longer pine;
But I'll believe I have her Heart,
  As well as she hath mine.



BACCHUS _turn'd Doctor. The Words by_ BEN. JOHNSON.


[Music]

Let Soldiers fight for Pay and Praise,
  And Money be Misers wish;
Poor Scholars study all their Days,
  And Gluttons glory in their Dish:
    _'Tis Wine, pure Wine, revives sad Souls,_
    _Therefore give us chearing Bowls._

Let Minions marshal in their Hair,
  And in a Lover's lock delight;
And artificial Colours wear,
  We have the Native Red and White.
    _'Tis Wine_, &c.

Your Pheasant, Pout, and Culver Salmon,
  And how to please your Palates think:
Give us a salt _Westphalia-Gammon_,
  Not Meat to eat, but Meat to drink.
    _'Tis Wine_, &c.

It makes the backward Spirits brave,
  That lively, that before was dull;
Those grow good Fellows that are grave,
  And kindness flows from Cups brim full,
    _'Tis Wine_, &c.

Some have the Ptysick, some the Rhume,
  Some have the Palsie, some the Gout;
Some swell with Fat, and some consume,
  But they are sound that drink all out.
    _'Tis Wine_, &c.

Some Men want Youth, and some want Health,
  Some want a Wife, and some a Punk;
Some Men want Wit, and some want Wealth,
  But he wants nothing that is drunk.
    _'Tis Wine, pure Wine, revives sad Souls,_
    _Therefore give us chearing Bowls._



JENNY _making Hay._


[Music]

Poor _Jenny_ and I we toiled,
  In a long Summer's Day;
Till we were almost foiled,
  With making of the Hay;
Her Kerchief was of Holland clear,
  Bound low upon her Brow;
Ise whisper'd something in her Ear,
  _But what's that to you?_

Her Stockings were of Kersey green,
  Well stitcht with yellow Silk;
Oh! sike a Leg was never seen,
  Her Skin as white as Milk:
Her Hair as black as any Crow,
  And sweet her Mouth was too;
Oh _Jenny_ daintily can mow,
  _But_, &c.

Her Petticoats were not so low,
  As Ladies they do wear them;
She needed not a Page I trow,
  For I was by to bear them:
Ise took them up all in my Hand,
  And I think her Linnen too;
Which made me for to make a stand;
  _But_, &c.

King _Solomon_ had Wives enough,
  And Concubines a Number;
Yet Ise possess more happiness,
  And he had more of Cumber;
My Joys surmount a wedded Life,
  With fear she lets me mow her;
A Wench is better than a Wife,
  _But_, &c.

The Lilly and the Rose combine,
  To make my _Jenny_ fair;
There's no Contentment sike as mine;
  I'm almost void of Care:
But yet I fear my _Jenny's_ Face,
  Will cause more Men to woe;
Which if she should, as I do fear,
  _Still, what is that to you?_



_The Knotting_ SONG. _The Words by Sir_ CHARLES SYDNEY.


[Music]

Hears not my _Phillis_ how the Birds,
  Their feather'd Mates salute:
They tell their Passion in their Words,
  Must I alone, must I alone be mute:
Phillis _without a frown or smile,_
_Sat & knotted, & knotted, & knotted, and knotted all the while._

The God of Love in thy bright Eyes,
  Does like a Tyrant Reign;
But in thy Heart a Child he lies,
  Without a Dart or Flame.
_Phillis_, &c.

So many Months in silence past,
  And yet in raging Love;
Might well deserve one word at last,
  My Passion should approve.
_Phillis_, &c.

Must then your faithful Swain expire,
  And not one look obtain;
Which to sooth his fond desire,
  Might pleasingly explain.
_Phillis_, &c.



_The_ FRENCH KING _in a foaming Passion for the loss of his Potent
Army in the_ NETHERLANDS, _which were Routed by his Grace the Duke of_
MARLBOROUGH.


[Music]

Old _Lewis le Grand_,
  He raves like a Fury,
  And calls for _Mercury_;
Quoth he, if I can,
  I'll finish my Days;
For why should I live?
Since the Fates will not give
  One affable smile:
Great _Marlborough_ Conquers,
Great _Marlborough_ Conquers,
  I'm ruin'd the while.

The Flower of _France_,
  And Troops of my Palace
  Which march'd from _Versales_
Who vow'd to Advance,
  With Conquering Sword,
Are cut, hack'd and hew'd,
I well may conclude,
  They're most of them Slain:
Oh! what will become of,
Oh! what will become of,
  My Grand-Son in _Spain_.

My fortify'd Throne,
  Propt up by Oppression,
  Must yield at Discretion,
For needs must I own,
  My Glory decays:
Bold _Marlborough_ comes
With ratling Drums,
  And thundering Shot,
He drives all before him,
He drives all before him,
  Oh! Where am I got?

He pushes for Crowns,
  And slays my Commanders,
  And Forces in _Flanders_;
Great Capital Towns,
  For _CHARLES_ has declar'd:
These things like a Dart,
Has pierced my Heart,
  And threatens my Death;
Here do I lye sighing,
Here do I lye sighing,
  And Panting for Breath.

This passionate Grief,
  Draws on my Diseases,
  Which fatally ceases
My Spirits in chief,
  A fit of the Gout,
The Gravel and Stone,
I have 'tis well known,
  At this horrid News,
Of _Marlborough's_ Triumph,
Of _Marlborough's_ Triumph,
  All Battles I lose.

Wherever he comes,
  He is bold and Victorious,
  Successful and glorious,
My two Royal Thumbs
  With anguish I bite:
To hear his Success;
Yet nevertheless,
  My passion's in vain:
I pity my Darling,
I pity my Darling,
  Young _Philip_ in _Spain_.

I am out of my Wits,
  If e'er I had any;
  My Foes they are many,
Which plagues me by fits,
  In _Flanders_ and _Spain_:
I'm sick at my Heart,
To think we must part,
  With what we enjoy'd,
Towns, Castles, are taken,
Towns, Castles, are taken,
  My Troops are destroy'd.

I am I declare,
  In a weak Condition,
  Go call my Physician,
And let him prepare
  Some comfort with speed,
Without all delay,
Assist me I pray,
  And hear my Complaint,
A Dram of the Bottle,
A Dram of the Bottle,
  Or else I shall faint.

Should I slip my Breath,
  At this dreadful Season,
  I think it but Reason,
I should lay my Death,
  To the daring Foes,
Whose Fire and Smoak,
Has certainly broke,
  The Heart in my Breast:
Oh! bring me a Cordial,
Oh! bring me a Cordial,
  And lay me to Rest.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Captain_ PACK.


[Music]

Would you be a Man in Fashion?
  Would you lead a Life Divine?
Take a little Dram of Passion, (a little dram of Passion)
  In a lusty Dose of Wine
If the Nymph has no Compassion,
  Vain it is to sigh and groan:
Love was but put in for Fashion,
  Wine will do the Work alone.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ THO. FARMER.


[Music]

Though the Pride of my Passion fair _Sylvia_ betrays,
  And frowns at the Love I impart;
Though kindly her Eyes twist amorous Rays,
  To tye a more fortunate Heart:
Yet her Charms are so great, I'll be bold in my Pain,
    His Heart is too tender,
Too tender, that's struck with Disdain.

Still my Heart is so just to my Passionate Eyes,
  It dissolves with Delight while I gaze:
And he that loves on, though _Sylvia_ denies,
  His Love but his Duty obeys:
I no more can refrain her neglects to pursue,
    Than the force, the force
Of her Beauty can cease to subdue.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

When first I fair _Celinda_ knew,
  Her Kindness then was great:
Her Eyes I cou'd with Pleasure view,
  And friendly Rays did meet:
In all Delights we past the time,
  That could Diversion move;
She oft would kindly hear me Rhime
  Upon some others Love:
_She oft would kindly hear me Rhime,_
  _Upon some others Love._

But ah! at last I grew too bold,
  Prest by my growing Flame;
For when my Passion I had told,
  She hated ev'n my Name:
Thus I that cou'd her Friendship boast,
  And did her Love pursue;
And taught Contentment at the cost,
  Of Love and Friendship too.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ FISHBURNE.


[Music]

Long had _Damon_ been admir'd,
  By the Beauties of the Plain;
Ev'ry Breast warm Love inspir'd,
  For the proper handsome Swain:
The choicest Nymph _Sicilia_ bred,
  Was won by his resistless Charms:
Soft Looks, and Verse as smooth, had led
  And left the Captive in his Arms.

But our _Damon's_ Soul aspires,
  To a Goddess of his Race;
Though he sues with chaster Fires,
  This his Glories does deface:
The fatal News no sooner blown
  In Whispers up the Chesnut Row;
The God _Sylvanus_ with a Frown,
  Blasts all the Lawrels on his Brow.

Swains be wise, and check desire
  In it's soaring, when you'll woe:
_Damon_ may in Love require
  _Thestyles_ and _Laura_ too:
When Shepherds too ambitious are,
  And Court _Astrea_ on a Throne;
Like to the shooting of a Star,
  They fall, and thus their shining's gone.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ FISHBURN.


[Music]

Pretty _Floramel_, no Tongue can ever tell,
  The Charms that in thee dwell;
      Those Soul-melting Pleasures,
Shou'd the mighty _Jove_ once view, he'd be in Love,
And plunder all above,
      To rain down his Treasure:
Ah! said the Nymph in the Shepherd's Arms,
Had you half so much Love as you say I have Charms;
  There's not a Soul, created for Man and Love,
  More true than _Floramel_ wou'd prove,
  I'd o'er the World with thee rove.

Love that's truly free, had never Jealousie,
  But artful Love may be
      Both doubtful and wooing;
Ah! dear Shepherdess, ne'er doubt, for you may guess,
My Heart will prove no less,
      Than ever endless loving:
Then cries the Nymph, like the Sun thou shalt be,
And I, like kind Earth, will produce all to thee;
  Of ev'ry Flower in Love's Garden I'll Off'rings pay
  To my Saint. Nay then pray
  Take not those dear Eyes away.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ ROBERT KING.


[Music]

By shady Woods and purling Streams,
I spend my Life in pleasing Dreams;
And would not for the World be thought
To change my false delightful Thought:
For who, alas! can happy be,
That does the Truth of all things see?
_For who, alas! can happy be,_
_That does the Truth of all things see._



_A_ SONG. _Sett by Mr._ HENRY PURCELL.


[Music]

In _Chloris_ all soft Charms agree,
  Enchanting Humour pow'rful Wit;
Beauty from Affectation free,
  And for Eternal Empire fit:
Where-e'er she goes, Love waits her Eyes,
  The Women Envy, Men adore;
Tho' did she less the Triumph Prize,
  She wou'd deserve the Conquest more.

But Vanity so much prevails,
  She begs what else none can deny her;
And with inviting treach'rous Smiles
  Gives hopes which ev'n prevent desire:
Reaches at every trifling Heart,
  Grows warm with ev'ry glimm'ring Flame:
And common Prey so deads her Dart,
  It scarce can wound a noble Game.

I could lye Ages at her Feet,
  Adore her careless of my Pain;
With tender Vows her Rigour meet,
  Despair, love on, and not complain:
My Passion from all change secur'd,
  Favours may rise, no Frown controuls;
I any Torment can endure,
  But hoping with a crowd of Fools.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ THO. FARMER.


[Music]

When busie Fame o'er all the Plain,
  _Velinda's_ Praises rung;
And on their Oaten Pipes each Swain
  Her matchless Beauty sung:
The Envious Nymphs were forc'd to yield
  She had the sweetest Face;
No emulous disputes were held,
  But for the second place.

Young _Coridon_, whose stubborn Heart
  No Beauty e'er could move;
But smil'd at _Cupid's_ Bow and Dart,
  And brav'd the God of Love:
Would view this Nymph, and pleas'd at first,
  Such silent Charms to see:
With Wonder gaz'd, then sigh'd, and curs'd
  His Curiosity.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ FISHBURNE.


[Music]

Why am I the only Creature,
  Must a ruin'd Love pursue;
Other Passions yield to Nature,
  Mine there's nothing can subdue:
Not the Glory of Possessing,
  Monarch wishes gave me ease,
More and more the mighty Blessings
  Did my raging Pains encrease.

Nor could Jealousie relieve me,
  Tho' it ever waited near;
Cloath'd in gawdy Pow'r to grieve me,
  Still the Monster would appear:
That, nor Time, nor Absence neither,
  Nor Despair removes my Pain;
I endure them all together,
  Yet my Torments still remain.

Had alone her matchless beauty,
  Set my amorous Heart on Fire,
Age at last would do its Duty,
  Fuel ceasing, Flames expire.
But her Mind immortal grows,
  Makes my Love immortal too;
Nature ne'er created Faces,
  Can the Charms of Souls undoe.

And to make my Loss the greater,
  She laments it as her own;
Could she scorn me, I might hate her,
  But alas! she shews me none:
Then since Fortune is my Ruin,
  In Retirement I'll Complain;
And in rage for my undoing,
  Ne'er come in its Power again.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

_Laurinda_, who did love Disdain,
For whom had languish'd many a Swain:
Leading her bleating Flocks to drink,
She 'spy'd upon a River's brink
A Youth, whose Eyes did well declare,
How much he lov'd, but lov'd not her.

At first she laugh'd, but gaz'd a while,
Which soon it lessen'd to a smile;
Thence to Surprize and Wonder came,
Her Breast to heave, her Heart to flame:
Then cry'd she out, Ah! now I prove
Thou art a God most mighty _Jove_.

She would have spoke, but shame deny'd,
And bid her first consult her Pride;
But soon she found that aid was gone,
For _Jove_, alass! had left her none:
Ah! now she burns! but 'tis too late,
For in his Eyes she reads her Fate.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

Fair _Cælia_ too fondly contemns those Delights,
Wherewith gentle Nature hath soften'd the Nights;
If she be so kind to present us with Pow'r,
The Fault is our own to neglect the good Hour:
Who gave thee this Beauty, ordain'd thou should'st be,
As kind to thy Slaves, as the Gods were to thee.

Then _Cælia_ no longer reserve the vain Pride,
Of wronging thy self, to see others deny'd;
If Love be a Pleasure, alass! you will find,
We both are not happy, when both are most kind:
But Women, like Priests, do in others reprove,
And call that thing Lust, which in them is but Love.

What they thro' their Madness and Folly create,
We poor silly Slaves still impute to our Fate;
But in such Distempers where Love is the Grief,
'Tis _Cælia_, not Heaven, must give us Relief:
Then away with those Titles of Honour and Cause,
Which first made us sin, by giving us Laws.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ WILLIAM TURNER.


[Music]

I Lik'd, but never Lov'd before
  I saw that charming Face;
Now every Feature I adore,
  And doat on ev'ry Grace:
She ne'er shall know that kind desire,
  Which her cold Looks denies,
Unless my Heart that's all on Fire,
  Should sparkle through my Eyes:
Then if no gentle Glance return,
  A silent Leave to speak;
My Heart which would for ever burn,
  Alass! must sigh and break.



_A_ SONG _in_ Valentinian.


[Music]

Where would coy _Amyntas_ run,
  From a despairing Lover's Story?
When her Eyes have Conquest won,
  Why should her Ear refuse the Glory:
Shall a Slave, whose Racks constrain,
Be forbidden to complain;
Let her scorn me, let her Fly me,
Let her Looks, her Love deny me:
Ne'er shall my Heart yield to despair,
Or my Tongue cease to tell my Care,
Or my Tongue cease to tell my Care:
Much to love, and much to pray,
Is to Heav'n the only way.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ Pelham Humphreys.


[Music]

  A Wife I do hate,
For either she's False, or she's Jealous;
  But give me a Mate,
Who nothing will ask us or tell us:
  She stands at no Terms,
Nor Chaffers by way of Indenture:
  Or Loves for the Farms,
But takes the kind Man at a Venture.

  If all prove not right,
Without an Act, Process or Warning,
  From Wife for a Night,
You may be divorc'd the next Morning,
  Where Parents are Slaves,
Their Brats can't be any other;
  Great Wits and great Braves,
Have always a Punk to their Mother.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

Tell me ye _Sicilian_ Swains,
Why this Mourning's o'er your Plains;
    Where's your usual Melody?
Why are all your Shepherds mad,
And your Shepherdesses sad?
    What can the mighty meaning be?
  _Chorus._ _Sylvia_ the Glory of our Plains;
  _Sylvia_ the Love of all our Swains;
    That blest us with her Smiles:
Where ev'ry Shepherd had a Heart,
And ev'ry Shepherdess a Part;
    Slights our Gods, and leaves our Isle,
    Slights our Gods, and leaves our Isle.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

When gay _Philander_ left the Plain,
The Love, the Life of ev'ry Swain;
His Pipe the mournful _Strephon_ took,
By some sad Bank and murm'ring Brook:
Whilst list'ning Flocks forsook their Food,
And Melancholy by him stood;
On the cold Ground himself he laid,
And thus the Mournful Shepherd play'd.

Farewel to all that's bright and gay,
No more glad Night and chearing Day;
No more the Sun will gild our Plain,
'Till the lost Youth return again:
Then every pensive Heart that now,
With Mournful Willow shades his Brow;
Shall crown'd with chearful Garlands sing,
And all shall seem Eternal Spring.

Say, mighty _Pan_, if you did know,
Say all ye rural Gods below;
'Mongst all Youths that grac'd your Plain,
So gay so beautiful a Swain:
In whose sweet Air and charming Voice,
Our list'ning Swains did all Rejoyce;
Him only, O ye Gods! restore
Your Nymphs, and Shepherds ask no more.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ THO. KINGSLEY.


[Music]

How Happy's the Mortal whose Heart is his own,
And for his own Quiet's beholden to none,
        (_Eccho._ Beholden to none, to none;)
That to Love's Enchantments ne'er lendeth an Ear,
Which a Frown or a Smile can equally bear,
        (_Eccho._ Can equally bear, can bear,)
Nor on ev'ry frail Beauty still fixes an Eye,
But from those sly Felons doth prudently fly,
        (_Eccho._ Doth prudently, prudently fly, doth fly;)
For the Heart that still wanders is pounded at last,
And 'tis hard to relieve it when once it is fast,
        (_Eccho._ When once it is fast, is fast.)

By sporting with Dangers still longer and longer,
The Fetters and Chains of the Captive grows stronger;
He drills on his Evil, then curses his Fate,
And bewails those Misfortunes himself did create:
Like an empty Camelion he lives on the Air,
And all the Day lingers 'twixt Hope and Despair;
Like a Fly in the Candle he sports and he Games,
'Till a Victim in Folly, he dies in the Flames.

If Love, so much talk'd of, a Heresie be,
Of all it enslaves few true Converts we see;
If hectoring and huffing would once do the Feat,
There's few that would fail of a Vict'ry Compleat;
But with Gain to come off, and the Tyrant subdue,
Is an Art that is hitherto practis'd by few;
How easie is Freedom once had to maintain,
But Liberty lost is as hard to regain.

This driv'ling and sniv'ling, and chiming in Parts,
This wining and pining, and breaking of Hearts;
All pensive and silent in Corners to sit,
Are pretty fine Pastimes for those that want Wit:
When this Passion and Fashion doth so far abuse 'em,
It were good the State should for Pendulums use 'em;
For if Reason it seize on, and make it give o'er,
No Labour can save, or reliev't any more.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ Henry Purcell.


[Music]

A Thousand several ways I try'd,
  To hide my Passion from your view;
Conscious that I should be deny'd,
  Because I cannot Merit you:
Absence, the last and worst of all,
  Did so encrease my wretched Pain,
That I return'd, rather to fall
  By the swift Fate, by the swift Fate of your Disdain.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

To the Grove, gentle Love, let us be going,
Where the kind Spring and Wind all Day are Woing;
He with soft sighing Blasts strives to o'er-take her,
She would not tho' she flies, have him forsake her,
But in circling Rings returning,
And in purling Whispers Mourning;
She swells and pants, as if she'd say,
Fain I would, but dare not stay.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ FISHBURN.


[Music]

Tell me no more of Flames in Love,
  That common dull pretence,
Fools in Romances use to move
  Soft Hearts of little Sense:
No, _Strephon_, I'm not such a Slave,
  Love's banish'd Power to own;
Since Interest and Convenience have
  So long usurp'd his Throne.

No burning Hope or cold Despair,
  Dull Groves or purling Streams,
Sighing and talking to the Air
  In Love's fantastick Dreams,
Can move my Pity or my Hate,
  But Satyrist I'll prove,
And all ridiculous create
  That shall pretend to Love.

Love was a Monarch once, 'tis true,
  And God-like rul'd alone,
And tho' his Subjects were but few,
  Their Hearts were all his own;
But since the Slaves revolted are,
  And turn'd into a State,
Their Int'rest is their only Care,
  And Love grows out of Date.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ FISHBURN.


[Music]

Wealth breeds Care, Love, Hope and Fear;
What does Love our Business hear?
While _Bacchus_ merry does appear,
  Fight on and fear no sinking,
Charge it briskly to the Brim,
'Till the flying Top-sails swim,
We owe the great Discovery to him
  Of this new World of Drinking.

Grave Cabals that States refine,
Mingle their Debates with Wine;
_Ceres_ and the God o'th' Wine;
  Makes every great Commander.
Let sober Sots Small-beer subdue,
The Wise and valiant Wine does woe;
The _Stagyrite_ had the honour to
  Be drunk with _Alexander_.

Stand to your Arms, and now Advance
A Health to the _English_ King of _France_;
On to the next a _bon Speranze_,
  By _Bacchus_ and _Apollo_.
Thus in State I lead the Van,
Fall in your Place by your right-hand Man,
Beat Drum! now March! Dub a dub, ran dan,
  He's a _Whig_ that will not follow.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ Fishburn.


[Music]

Tho' Fortune and Love may be Deities still,
  To those they Oblige by their Pow'r;
For my Part, they ever have us'd me so ill,
  They cannot expect I'll adore:
Hereafter a Temple to Friendship I'll raise,
And dedicate there all the rest of my Days,
  To the Goddess accepted my Vows,
  _To the Goddess accepted my Vows_.

Thou perfectest Image of all things Divine,
  Bright Center of endless Desires,
May the Glory be yours, and the Services mine,
  When I light at your Altars the Fires.
I offer a Heart has Devotion so pure,
It would for your Service all Torments endure,
  Might you but have all things you wish,
  _Might you_, &c.

But yet the Goddess of Fools to despise,
  I find I'm too much in her Power;
She makes me go where 'tis in vain to be wise,
  In absence of her I adore:
If Love then undoes me before I get back,
I still with resignment receive the Attack,
  Or languish away in Despair,
  _Or languish_, &c.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ Henry Purcell.


[Music]

He himself courts his own Ruin,
  That with too great Passion sues 'em:
When Men Whine too much in Wooing,
  Women with like Coquets use 'em:
Some by this way of addressing
  Have the Sex so far transported,
That they'll fool away the Blessing
  For the Pride of being Courted.

Jilt and smile when we adore 'em,
  While some Blockhead buys the Favour;
Presents have more Power o'er 'em
  Than all our soft Love and Labour,
Thus, like Zealots, with screw'd Faces,
  We our fooling make the greater,
While we cant long winded Graces,
  Others they fall to the Creature.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ DAMASENE.


[Music]

Cease lovely _Strephon_, cease to charm;
  Useless, alas! is all this Art;
It's needless you should strongly arm,
  To take a too, too willing Heart:
I hid my weakness all I could,
  And chid my pratling tell-tale Eyes,
For fear the easie Conquest should
  Take from the value of the Prize.

But oh! th' unruly Passion grew
  So fast, it could not be conceal'd,
And soon, alas! I found to you
  I must without Conditions yield,
Tho' you have thus surpriz'd my Heart,
  Yet use it kindly, for you know,
It's not a gallant Victor's part
  To insult o'er a vanquish'd Foe.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ DAMASENE.


[Music]

You happy Youths, whose Hearts are free
  From Love's Imperial Chain,
Henceforth be warn'd and taught by me,
  And taught by me to avoid inchanting Pain,
Fatal the Wolves to trembling Flocks,
  Sharp Winds to Blossoms prove:
To careless Seamen, hidden Rocks;
  To human quiet Love.

Fly the Fair-Sex, if Bliss you prize,
  The Snake's beneath the Flow'r:
Whoever gaz'd on Beauties Eyes,
  That tasted Quiet more?
The Kind with restless Jealousie,
  The Cruel fill with Care;
With baser Falshood those betray,
  These kill us with Despair.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Dr._ STAGGINS.


[Music]

When first _Amyntas_ charm'd my Heart,
  The heedless Sheep began to stray;
The Wolves soon stole the greatest part,
  And all will now be made a Prey:
Ah! let not Love your Thoughts possess,
'Tis fatal to a Shepherdess;
  The dangerous Passion you must shun,
  Or else like me, be quite undone.



A SONG.

_Set by Mr._ RICHARD CROONE.


[Music]

How happy and free is the resolute Swain,
  That denies to submit to the Yoak of the Fair;
Free from Excesses of Pleasure and Pain,
  Neither dazl'd with Hope, nor deprest with Despair.
He's safe from Disturbance, and calmly enjoys
All the Pleasures of Love, without Clamour and Noise.

Poor Shepherds in vain their Affections reveal,
  To a Nymph that is peevish, proud sullen and coy;
Vainly do Virgins their Passions conceal,
  For they boil in their Grief, 'till themselves they destroy,
And thus the poor Darling lies under a Curse:
To be check'd in the Womb, or o'erlaid by the Nurse.



_A_ SONG.

_Sung by Mrs._ Cross _in the_ Mock-Astrologer, _Set by Mr._ RAMONDON.


[Music]

Why so pale and wan fond Lover?
  Prithee, prithee, Prithee why so pale:
Will, when looking well can't move her,
  Looking Ill, looking ill prevail?
Why so dull and mute young Sinner?
  Prithee, prithee why so mute;
Will, when speaking well can't win her,
  Saying nothing, nothing do't?
Quit, quit for shame, this will not move,
  This cannot, cannot, cannot, cannot take her;
If of her self she will not love,
  Nothing can, nothing can make her,
  The Devil, the Devil, the Devil, the Devil take her.



_A_ SONG _occasioned by a Lady's wearing a Patch upon a becoming place
on her Face. Set by Mr._ John Weldon.


[Music]

That little Patch upon your Face
  Wou'd seem a Foil on one less Fair,
Wou'd seem a Foil, wou'd seem a Foil,
  Wou'd seem a Foil on one less Fair:
On you it hides a charming Grace,
  And you in Pity, you in Pity,
  You in Pity plac'd it there;
On you it hides a Charming Grace,
  And you in Pity, you in Pity,
  In Pity plac'd it there.
_And you in Pity, Pity,_
  _And you in Pity plac'd it there._



_A_ SONG.

_Set and Sung by Mr._ LEVERIDGE _at the_ THEATER.


[Music]

_Iris_ beware when _Strephon_ pursues you,
  'Tis but to boast a Conquest won:
All his Designs are aim'd to undo you,
  Break off the Love he has begun:
When he's Addressing, and prays for the Blessing,
  Which none but his _Iris_ can give alone;
O then beware, 'tis all to undo you,
  'Tis but to boast a Conquest won:
She that's believing, while he is deceiving,
  Like many already, will be undone;
_Iris_ beware when _Strephon_ pursues you,
  'Tis but to boast a Conquest won.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ RAMONDON, _Sung at the_ Theatre.


[Music]

How charming _Phillis_ is, how Fair,
  How charming _Phillis_ is, how Fair,
  O that she were as willing,
To ease my wounded Heart of Care,
  And make her Eyes less killing;
To ease my wounded Heart of Care,
  And make her Eyes less killing;
To ease my wounded Heart of Care,
  And make her Eyes less killing;
To ease my wounded Heart of Care,
  And make her Eyes less killing.

I Sigh, I Sigh, I Languish now,
  And Love will not let me rest;
I drive about the Park and Bow,
  Where-e'er I meet my Dearest.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ ANTHONY YOUNG.


[Music]

Cease whining _Damon_ to Complain,
  Of thy Unhappy Fate;
That _Sylvia_ should thy Love disdain,
  Which lasting was and great.

For Love so constant flames so bright,
  More unsuccessful prove:
Than cold neglect and sudden slight,
  To gain the Nymph you love.

Then only you'll obtain the Prize,
  When you her Coyness use;
If you pursue the Fair, she flies,
  But if you fly, pursues.

Had _Phoebus_ not pursu'd so fast
  The seeming cruel she;
The God a Virgin had embrac'd,
  And not a lifeless Tree.



_A_ SONG _in the_ OPERA _call'd the_ BRITTISH ENCHANTERS. _Set by Mr._
J. ECCLES.


[Music]

Plague us not with idle Stories,
  Whining Loves, whining Loves, whining Loves,
        And Senceless Glories.
  What are Lovers? what are Kings?
  What, at best, but slavish Things?
  What are Lovers? what are Kings?
  What, at best, but slavish Things?
  What, at best, but slavish Things?

Free I liv'd as Nature made me,
Love nor Beauty durst invade me,
No rebellious Slaves betray'd me,
Free I liv'd as Nature made me,
Each by turns as Sence inspired me,
_Bacchus_, _Ceres_, _Venus_ fir'd me,
I alone have learnt true Pleasure,
Freedom, Freedom, Freedom is the only, only Treasure.



JUNO _in the Prize._

_Set by Mr._ JOHN WELDON.


[Music]

Let Ambition fire thy Mind,
  Thou wert born o'er Men to Reign;
Not to follow Flocks design'd,
  Scorn thy Crook, and leave the Plain:
Not to follow Flocks design'd,
  Scorn thy Crook, and leave the Plain.

Crowns I'll throw beneath thy Feet,
  Thou on Necks of Kings shalt tread,
Joys in Circles, Joys shall meet,
  Which way e're thy fancy leads.



_The Beau's Character in the Comedy call'd_ Hampstead-Heath. _Set and
Sung by Mr._ Ramondon.


[Music]

      A Whig that's full,
      An empty Scull,
A Box of _Burgamot_;
      A Hat ne'er made
      To fit his Head
No more than that to Plot.
      A Hand that's White,
      A Ring that's right,
A Sword, Knot, Patch and Feather;
      A Gracious Smile,
      And Grounds and Oyl,
Do very well together.

      A smatch of _French_,
      And none of Sence,
All Conquering Airs and Graces;
      A Tune that Thrills,
      A Lear that Kills,
Stoln Flights and borrow'd Phrases.
      A Chariot Gilt,
      To wait on Jilt,
An awkward Pace and Carriage;
      A Foreign Tower,
      Domestick Whore,
And Mercenary Marriage.

      A Limber Ham,
      G---- D---- ye M'am,
A Smock-Face, tho' a Tann'd one;
      A Peaceful Sword,
      Not one wise Word,
But State and Prate at Random.
      Duns, Bastards, Claps,
      And Am'rous Scraps,
Of _Cælia_ and _Amadis_;
      Toss up a Beau,
      That Grand Ragou,
That Hodge-Podge for the Ladies.



_A_ SONG _in the Innocent Mistress. Set by Mr._ John Eccles, _Sung by
Mrs._ Hodgson.


[Music]

When I languish'd and wish'd you wou'd something bestow,
  You bad me to give it a Name;
But by Heav'n I know it as little as you,
  Tho' my Ignorance passes for Shame:
You take for Devotion each passionate Glance,
  And think the dull Fool is sincere;
But never believe that I spake in Romance,
  On purpose to tickle, on purpose, on purpose,
  On purpose to tickle your Ear:
To please me than more, think still I am true,
And hug each Apocryphal Text;
Tho' I practice a Thousand false Doctrines on you,
  I shall still have enough, I shall still have enough,
  Shall still have enough for the next.



VENUS _to_ PARIS _in the Prize Musick. Set by Mr._ JOHN WELDON.


[Music]

Hither turn thee, hither turn thee, hither turn thee gentle Swain,
Hither turn thee, hither turn thee, hither turn thee gentle Swain,
Let not _Venus_, let not _Venus_, let not _Venus_ sue in vain;
_Venus_ rules, _Venus_ rules, _Venus_ rules the Gods above,
Love rules them, Love rules them, Love rules them, and she rules Love?
  _Venus_ rules the Gods above,
Love rules them, Love rules them, Love rules them,
Love rules them, Love rules them, and she rules Love.
  Love rules them, and she rules Love.



_A_ SONG.

_The Words by Mr._ WARD, _Set by Mr._ HARRIS.


[Music]

_Belinda_! why do you distrust,
  So faithful and so kind a Heart:
Which cannot prove to you unjust,
  But must it self endure the smart:
No, no, no, no the wandring Stars,
  Shall sooner cease their Motion;
And Nature reconcile the Jars,
  'Twixt _Boreas_ and the Ocean:
The fixed Poles shall seem to move,
  And ramble from their Places;
E'er I'll from fair _Belinda_ rove,
  Or slight her charming Graces.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ William Turner.


[Music]

Long was the Day e're _Alexis_ my Lover,
  To finish my Hopes would his Passion reveal;
He could not speak, nor I could not discover,
  What my poor aking Heart was so loath to conceal:
Till the Strength of his Passion his Fear had remov'd,
Then we mutually talk'd, and we mutually lov'd.

Groves for Umbrella's did kindly o'er-shade us,
  From _Phoebus_ hot rages, who like envy in strove;
Had not kind Fate this Provision made us,
  All the Nymphs of the Air would have envy'd our Love:
But we stand below Envy that ill-natur'd Fate,
And above cruel Scorn is happy Estate.



_A_ SONG.

_Set to Musick by Mr._ John Eccles.


[Music]

As _Cupid_ roguishly one Day,
Had all alone stole out to play;
The _Muses_ caught the little, little, little Knave,
And captive Love to Beauty gave:
The _Muses_ caught the little, little, little Knave,
And captive Love to Beauty gave:
The laughing Dame soon miss'd her Son,
And here and there, and here and there,
  And here and there distracted run;
Distracted run, and here and there,
  And here and there, and here and there distracted run:
And still his Liberty to gain, his Liberty to gain,
  Offers his Ransom,
But in vain, in vain, in vain;
The willing, willing Prisoner still hugs his Chain,
And Vows he'll ne'er be free,
And Vows he'll ne'er be free,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,
No, no, no, no, no he'll ne'er be free again,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,
No, no, no, no, no he'll ne'er be free again.



_Old_ SOLDIERS.


[Music]

Of old Soldiers, the Song you would hear,
And we old Fidlers have forgot who they were,
But all we remember shall come to your Ear,
    _That we are old Soldiers of the Queens,_
    _And the Queens old Soldiers._

With the _Old Drake_, that was the next Man
To _Old Franciscus_, who first it began,
To sail through the Streights of _Magellan_,
    _Like an old Soldier_, &c.

That put the proud _Spanish Armado_ to wrack,
And Travell'd all o'er the old World, and came back,
In his old Ship, laden with Gold and old Sack,
    _Like an old Soldier_, &c.

With an _Old Cavendish_, that seconded him,
And taught his old Sails the same Passage to swim,
And did them therefore with Cloth of Gold Trim,
    _Like an old Soldier_, &c.

Like an _Old Rawleigh_, that twice and again,
Sailed over most part of the _Seas_, and then
Travell'd all o'er the World with his Pen,
    _Like an old Soldier_, &c.

With an _Old John Norris_, the General,
That at old _Gaunt_, made his Fame Immortal,
In spight of his Foes, with no loss at all,
    _Like an old Soldier_, &c.

Like _Old Brest Fort_, an invincible thing,
When the old _Queen_ sent him to help the _French_ King,
Took from the proud _Fox_, to the World's wond'ring,
    _Like an old Soldier_, &c.

Where an old stout _Fryer_, as goes the Story,
Came to push of Pike with him in Vain-glory,
But he was almost sent to his own _Purgatory_,
    _By this old Soldier_, &c.

With an _Old Ned Norris_, that kept _Ostend_,
A terror to Foe, and a Refuge to Friend,
And left it Impregnable to his last End,
    _Like an old Soldier_, &c.

That in the old unfortunate Voyage of all,
March'd o'er the old Bridge, and knock'd at the Wall,
Of _Lisbon_, the Mistress of _Portugal_,
    _Like an old Soldier_, &c.

With an _Old Tim Norris_, by the old _Queen_ sent,
Of _Munster_ in _Ireland_, Lord President,
Where his Days and his Blood in her service he spent,
    _Like an old Soldier_, &c.

With an _Old Harry Norris_, in Battle wounded,
In his Knee, whose Leg was cut off, and he said,
You have spoil'd my Dancing, and dy'd in his Bed,
    _Like an old Soldier_, &c.

With an _Old Will Norris_, the oldest of all,
Who went voluntary, without any Call,
To th' old _Irish_ Wars, to's Fame Immortal,
    _Like an old Soldier_, &c.

With an _Old Dick Wenman_, the first in his Prime,
That over the Walls of old _Cales_ did Clime,
And there was Knighted, and liv'd all his Time,
    _Like an old Soldier_, &c.

With _Old Nando Wenman_, when _Brest_ was o'er thrown,
Into the Air, into the Seas, with Gunpowder blown,
Yet bravely recovering, long after was known,
    _For an Old Soldier_, &c.

When an _Old Tom Wenman_, whose bravest delight,
Was in a good Cause for his Country to Fight,
And dy'd in _Ireland_, a good old Knight,
    _And an old Soldier_, &c.

With a Young _Ned Wenman_, so valiant and bold,
In the Wars of _Bohemia_, as with the Old,
Deserves for his Valour to be Enroll'd,
    _An old Soldier_, &c.

And thus of Old Soldiers, ye hear the Fame,
But ne'er so many of one House and Name,
And all of old _John Lord Viscount_ of _Thame_,
    _An old Soldier of the Queens,_
    _And the Queens old Soldier._



_On the Tombs in_ Westminster Abby.


_You must suppose it to be_ Easter _Holy-Days: At what time_ Sisly
_and_ Dol, Kate _and_ Peggy, Moll _and_ Nan, _are marching to_
Westminster, _with a Leash of Prentices before 'em; who go rowing
themselves along with their right Arms to make more hast, and now and
then with a greasie Muckender wipe away the dripping that bastes their
Foreheads. At the Door they meet a crowd of_ Wapping _Sea-men_,
Southwark _Broom-men, the Inhabitants of the_ Bank-Side, _with a
Butcher or two prickt in among them. There a while they stand gaping
for the Master of the Show, staring upon the Suburbs of their dearest
delight, just as they stand gaping upon the painted Cloth before they
go into the Puppet Play. By and by they hear the Bunch of Keys, which
rejoyces their Hearts like the sound of the_ Pancake-Bell. _For now
the Man of Comfort peeps over the Spikes, and beholding such a learned
Auditory, opens the Gate of_ Paradise, _and by that time they are half
got into the first Chapel, (for time is very precious) he lifts up his
Voice among the Tombs, and begins his Lurrey in manner and form
following._

_To the foregoing Tune; In Imitation of the Old Soldiers._

Here lies _William de Valence_,
  A right good Earl of _Pembroke_,
And this is his Monument which you see,
  I'll swear upon a Book.

He was high Marshal of _England_,
  When _Henry_ the Third did Reign;
But this you take upon my Word,
  That he'll ne'er be so again.

Here the Lord _Edward Talbot_ lies,
  The Town of _Shrewsbury's_ Earl;
Together with his Countess fair,
  That was a most delicate Girl.

The next to him there lyeth one,
  Sir _Richard Peckshall_ hight;
Of whom we only this do say,
  He was a _Hampshire_ Knight.

But now to tell you more of him,
  There lies beneath this Stone:
Two Wives of his, and Daughters four,
  To all of Us unknown.

Sir _Bernard Brockhurst_ there doth lie,
  Lord Chamberlain to Queen _Ann_;
Queen _Ann_ was _Richard_ the Second's Queen,
  And was King of _England_.

Sir _Francis Hollis_, the Lady _Frances_,
  The same was _Suffolk's_ Dutchess;
Two Children of _Edward_ the Third,
  Lie here in Death's cold Clutches.

This is the Third King _Edward's_ Brother,
  Of whom our Records tell
Nothing of Note, nor say they whether,
  He be in Heaven or Hell.

This same was _John_ of _Eldeston_,
  He was no Costermonger;
But _Cornwall's_ Earl, and here's one dy'd,
  'Cause he could live no longer.

The Lady _Mohun_, Dutchess of _York_,
  And Duke of _York's_ Wife also;
But Death resolv'd to Horn the Duke,
  She lies now with Death below.

The Lady _Ann Ross_, but wot ye well,
  That she in Childbed dy'd;
The Lady Marquiss of _Winchester_,
  Lies Buried by her side.

Now think your Penny well spent good Folks,
  And that you're not beguil'd;
Within this Cup doth lie the Heart
  Of a _French Embassador's_ Child.

But how the Devil it came to pass,
  On purpose, or by chance;
The Bowels they lie underneath,
  The Body is in _France_.

[Sidenote: Dol. _I warrant ye the_ Pharises _carried it away._]

There's _Oxford's_ Countess, and there also
  The Lady _Burleigh_ her Mother;
And there her Daughter, a Countess too,
  Lie close by one another.

These once were bonny Dames, and tho'
  There were no Coaches then,
Yet could they jog their Tails themselves,
  Or had them jogg'd by Men.

[Sidenote: Dick. _Ho, ho, ho, I warrant ye they did as other Women
did, ha_ Ralf. Ralf. _Oy, Oy._]

But woe is me! those high born Sinners;
  That went to pray so stoutly;
Are now laid low, and 'cause they can't,
  Their Statues pray devoutly.

This is the Dutchess of _Somerset_,
  By Name the Lady _Ann_;
Her Lord _Edward_ the Sixth Protected,
  Oh! he was a Gallant Man.

[Sidenote: Tom. _I have heard a Ballad of him sang at_ Ratcliff Cross.
Mol. _I believe we have it at home over our Kitchin Mantle-Tree._]

In this fair Monument which you see,
  Adorn'd with so many Pillars;
Doth lie the Countess of _Buckingham_,
  And her Husband, Sir _George Villers_.

This old Sir _George_ was Grandfather,
  And the Countess she was Granny;
To the great Duke of _Buckingham_,
  Who often topt King _Jammy_.

Sir _Robert Eatam_, a _Scotch_ Knight,
  This Man was Secretary;
And scribl'd Compliments for two Queens,
  Queen _Ann_, and eke Queen _Mary_.

This was the Countess of _Lenox_,
  Yclep'd the Lady _Marget_:
King _James's_ Grandmother, and yet
  'Gainst Death she had no Target.

This was Queen _Mary_, Queen of _Scots_,
  Whom _Buchanan_ doth bespatter;
She lost her Head at _Tottingham_,
  What ever was the Matter.

[Sidenote: Dol. _How came she here then?_ Will. _Why ye silly Oafe
could not she be brought here, after she was Dead?_]

The Mother of our Seventh _Henry_,
  This is that lyeth hard by;
She was the Countess wot ye well,
  Of _Richmond_ and of _Derby_.

_Henry_ the Seventh lieth here,
  With his fair Queen beside him,
He was the Founder of this Chapel,
  Oh! may no ill betide him.

Therefore his Monument's in Brass,
  You'll say that very much is;
The Duke of _Richmond_ and _Lenox_,
  There lieth with his Dutchess.

[Sidenote: Rog. _I warrant ye these were no small Fools in those
days._]

And here they stand upright in a Press
  With Bodies made of Wax;
With a Globe and a Wand in either Hand,
  And their Robes upon their Backs.

Here lies the Duke of _Buckingham_,
  And the Dutchess his Wife;
Him _Felton_ Stabb'd at _Portsmouth_ Town,
  And so he lost his Life.

Two Children of King _James_ these are,
  Whom Death keeps very chary;
_Sophia_ in the Cradle lies,
  And this is the Lady _Mary_.

[Sidenote: Bess. _Good Woman pray still your Child, it keeps such a
bawling, we can't hear what the Man says._]

And this is Queen _Elizabeth_,
  How the _Spaniards_ did infest her?
Here she lies Buried, with Queen _Mary_,
  And now agrees with her Sister.

To another Chapel now we come,
  The People follow and chat;
This is the Lady _Cottington_,
  And the People cry, who's that?

This is the Lady _Frances Sidney_,
  The Countess of _Suffolk_ was she;
And this the Lord _Dudley Carleton_ is,
  And then they look up and see.

Sir _Thomas Brumley_ lieth here,
  Death would him not reprieve;
With his four Sons, and Daughters four,
  That once were all alive.

The next is Sir _John Fullerton_,
  And this is his Lady I trow;
And this is Sir _John Puckering_,
  Whom none of you did know.

That's the Earl of _Bridgwater_ in the middle,
  Who makes no use of his Bladder;
Although his Lady lie so near him,
  And so we go up a Ladder.

[Sidenote: Kate. _He took more pains, than I would ha done for a
Hundred such._]

_Edward_ the First, that Gallant Blade,
  Lies underneath this Stone;
And this is the Chair which he did bring,
  A good while ago from _Scone_.

In this same Chair, till now of late,
  Our Kings and Queens were Crown'd;
Under this Chair another Stone
  Doth lie upon the Ground.

[Sidenote: Ralf. _Gad I warrant there has been many a Maiden-head got
in that Chair._ Tom. _Gad and I'll come hither and try one of these
Days, an't be but to get a Prince._ Dol. _A_ Papist _I warrant him._]

On that same Stone did _Jacob_ sleep,
  Instead of a Down Pillow;
And after that 'twas hither brought,
  By some good honest Fellow.

_Richard_ the Second lieth here,
  And his first Queen, Queen _Ann_;
_Edward_ the Third lies here hard by,
  Oh! there was a Gallant Man.

For this was his two handed Sword,
  A Blade both true and Trusty;
The _French_ Men's Blood was ne'er wip'd off,
  Which makes it look so rusty.

Here he lies again, with his Queen _Philip_,
  A _Dutch_ Woman by Record,
But that's all one, for now alass!
  His Blade's not so long as his Sword.

King _Edward_ the Confessor lies
  Within this Monument fine;
I'm sure, quoth one, a worser Tomb
  Must serve both me and mine.

_Harry_ the Fifth lies there, and there
  Doth lie Queen _Eleanor_;
To our first _Edward_ she was Wife,
  Which was more than ye knew before.

_Henry_ the Third lies there Entomb'd,
  He was Herb _John_ in Pottage;
Little he did, but still Reign'd on,
  Although his Sons were at Age.

Fifty six Years he Reigned King,
  E'er he the Crown would lay by;
Only we praise him, 'cause he was
  Last Builder of the _Abby_.

Here _Thomas Cecil_ lies, who's that?
  Why 'tis the Earl of _Exeter_;
And this his Countess is, to Die
How it perplexed her.

[Sidenote: Dol. _Ay, ay, I warrant her, rich Folks are as unwilling to
die as poor Folks._]

Here _Henry Cary_, Lord _Hunsdon_ rests,
  What a noise he makes with his Name?
Lord Chamberlain was he unto
  Queen _Elizabeth_ of great Fame.

[Sidenote: Sisly. _That's he for whom our Bells ring so often, is it
not_ Mary? Mol. _Ay, ay, the very same._]

And here's one _William Colchester_
  Lies of a Certainty;
An Abbot was he of _Westminster_,
  And he that saith no, doth lie.

This is the Bishop of _Durham_,
  By Death here lay'd in Fetters;
_Henry_ the Seventh lov'd him well,
  And so he wrote his Letters.

Sir _Thomas Bacchus_, what of him?
  Poor Gentleman not a Word;
Only they Buried him here; but now
  Behold that Man with a Sword.

_Humphry de Bohun_, who though he were
  Not born with me i'the same Town;
Yet I can tell he was Earl of _Essex_,
  Of _Hertford_, and _Northampton_.

He was High Constable of _England_,
  As History well expresses;
But now pretty Maids be of good Chear,
  We're going up to the Presses.

And now the Presses open stand,
  And ye see them all arow;
But never no more are said of these
  Then what is said below.

Now down the Stairs come we again,
  The Man goes first with a Staff;
Some two or three tumble down the Stairs,
  And then the People laugh.

This is the great Sir _Francis Vere_,
  That so the _Spaniards_ curry'd;
Four Colonels support his Tomb,
  And here his Body's Buried.

That _Statue_ against the _Wall_ with one Eye,
  Is Major General _Norris_;
He beat the _Spaniards_ cruelly,
  As is affirm'd in Stories.

[Sidenote: Dick. _I warrant ye he had two, if he could have but kep'd
'em._]

His six Sons there hard by him stand,
  Each one was a Commander;
To shew he could a Lady serve,
  As well as the _Hollander_.

And there doth Sir _John Hollis_ rest,
  Who was the Major General;
To Sir _John Norris_, that brave blade,
  And so they go to Dinner all.

For now the Shew is at an end,
  All things are done and said;
The Citizen pays for his Wife,
  The Prentice for the Maid.



_A_ SONG _Sung by Mrs._ CAMPION, _in the Comedy call'd_, she wou'd and
she wou'd not. _By Mr._ JOHN WELDON.


[Music]

_Cælia_ my Heart has often rang'd,
  Like Bees o'er Gaudy Flowers;
And many Thousand Loves have chang'd,
  'Till it was fix'd, 'till it was fix'd on yours;
But _Cælia_ when I saw those Eyes,
  'Twas soon, 'twas soon determin'd there;
Stars might as well forsake the Skies,
  And Vanish into Air:
Stars might as well forsake the Skies,
  And Vanish into Air.

Now if from the great Rules I err,
  New Beauties, new Beauties to admire;
May I again, again turn wanderer,
  And never, never, never, never, never, no, never,
  Never, never, never, never, never, never, never,
  Never, never, never, settle more:
May I again, again turn wanderer,
  And never, never, never, never, never, no, never,
  Never, never, never, never, never, never, never,
  Never, never, never, settle more.



_A_ SONG _made for the Entertainment of her Royal Highness. Set by
Mr._ LEVERIDGE. _Sung by Mrs._ LINDSEY _in_ CALIGULA.


[Music]

Tho' over all Mankind, besides my conquering Beauty,
Conquering beauty, my conquering beauty Reigns;
My conquering Beauty Reigns;
From him I love, from him I love when I meet disdain,
A killing damp, a killing damp comes o'er my Pride:
I'm fair and young, I'm fair and young,
I'm fair and young in vain:
I'm fair and young, I'm fair and young,
I'm fair and young in vain;
No, no, no, let him wander where he will,
Let him wander, let him wander,
Let him wander, let him wander where he will,
I shall have Youth and Beauty, Youth and Beauty,
  Youth and Beauty,
I shall have Youth and Beauty, Youth and Beauty still;
I shall have Beauty that can charm a _Jove_,
Can Charm a _Jove_, and no fault,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no fault, no, no, no fault,
  But constant Love:
From my Arms then let him fly, fly, fly,
From my Arms then let him fly;
Shall I languish, pine, and dye?
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no not I.



_A_ SONG _in the Fair_ PENITENT. _Set by Mr._ ECCLES. _Sung by Mrs._
HUDSON.


[Music]

Stay, ah stay, ah turn, ah whither wou'd you fly?
Ah stay, ah turn, ah whither wou'd you fly?
Whither, whither wou'd you fly?
Too Charming, too Charming, too relentless Maid,
I follow not to conquer, not to conquer,
I follow not to conquer, but to dye:
You of the fearful, of the fearful are afraid,
Ah stay, ah turn, ah whither wou'd you fly?
Whither, whither, whither, whither, ah whither wou'd you fly?

In vain, in vain I call, in vain, in vain I call,
While she like fleeting, fleeting Air;
When press'd by some tempestuous Wind,
Flys swifter from the voice of my Despair:
Nor cast a pitying, pitying, pitying, pitying look behind,
No not one, no not one, not one pitying, pitying look,
Not one pitying, pitying, pitying look behind,
No not one, no not one, not one pitying, pitying, pitying look behind,
No not one, no not one, not one pitying, pitying, pitying look behind.



_A new_ SONG. _The Words by Mr._ Tho. Wall. _Set to Musick by Mr._
Henry Eccles, _Junior._


[Music]

No more let _Damon's_ Eyes pursue,
No more let _Damon's_ Eyes pursue,
  The bright enchanting Fair;
_Almira_ thousands, thousands, thousands can undo,
  And thousands more, and thousands more,
  And thousands more may still despair,
  And thousands more may still despair.

For oh her bright alluring Eyes,
  And Graces all admire;
For her the wounded Lover dies,
And ev'ry Breast, and ev'ry Heart,
  And ev'ry Breast is set on Fire.

Then oh poor _Damon_, see thy Fate,
  But never more complain;
For all a Thousand Hearts will stake,
And all may sigh, and all may die,
  And all may sigh and die in vain.



_The_ DEAR JOY'S _Lamentation._


[Music]

Ho my dear Joy, now what dost thou think?
Hoop by my shoul our Country-men stink;
To _Ireland_ they can never return,
The Hereticks there our Houses will burn:
  _Ah hone, ah hone, ah hone a cree._

A Pox on _T----l_ for a Son of a W----,
He was the cause of our coming o'er;
And when to _Dublin_ we came to put on our Coats,
He told us his business was cutting of Throats.
  _Ah hone_, &c.

Our Devil has left us now in the Lurch,
A Plague light upon the _Protestant_ C----
If _P----s_ had let but the Bishops alone,
O then the Nation had all been our own.
  _Ah hone_, &c.

And I wish other Measures had been taken,
For now I fear we shan't save our Bacon;
Now _Orange_ to _London_ is coming down-right,
And the Soldiers against him resolve not to Fight
  _Ah hone_, &c.

What we shall do, the Lord himself knows,
Our Army is beaten without any blows;
Our M----r begins to feel some remorse,
For the Grey Mare has proved the better Horse.
  _Ah hone_, &c.

If the _French_ do but come, which is all our Hopes,
We'll bundle the Hereticks all up with Ropes;
If _London_ stands to us as _Bristol_ has done,
We need not fear but _Orange_ must run.
  _Ah hone_, &c.

But if they prove false, and to _Orange_ they scower,
By G---- all the M---- shall play from the _Tower_;
Our Massacree fresh in their Memories grown,
The Devil tauk me, we all shall go down.
  _A hone, a hone, a hone a Cree._



_The Character of a_ Seat's-man; _written by one of the_ CRAFT: _To be
Sung on_ CRISPIN-Night. _Tune_ Packington's Pound.


[Music]

I am one in whom Nature has fix'd a Decree,
Ordaining my Life to happy and free;
With no Cares of the World I am never perplex'd,
And never depending, I never am vex'd:
I'm neither of so high nor so low a degree,
But Ambition and Want are both strangers to me;
My life is a compound of Freedom and Ease,
I go where I will, and I work when I please:
I live above Envy, and yet above Spight,
And have Judgment enough for to do my self right;
Some greater and richer I own there may be,
Yet as many live worse, as live better than me,
And few that from Cares live so quiet and free.

When Money comes in I live well 'till it's gone,
So with it I'm happy, Content when I've none:
I spend it Genteelly, and never repent,
If I lose it at Play, why I count it but Lent:
For that which at one time I Lose among Friends,
Another Night's Winnings still makes me amends:
And though I'm without the first Day of the Week,
I still make it out by Shift or by Tick:
In Mirth at my Work the swift Hours do pass,
And by _Saturday_ Night, I'm as rich as I was.

Then let Masters drudge on, and be Slaves to their Trade,
Let their Hours of Pleasure by Business be stay'd;
Let them venture their Stocks to be ruin'd by Trust,
Let Clickers bark on the whole Day at their Post:
Let 'em tire all that pass with their rotified Cant,
"Will you buy any Shoes, pray see what you want";
Let the rest of the World still contend to be great,
Let some by their Losses repine at their Fate:
Let others that Thrive, not content with their store,
Be plagu'd with the Trouble and Thoughts to get more.

Let wise Men invent, 'till the World be deceived,
Let Fools thrive thro' Fortune, and Knaves be believed;
Let such as are rich know no Want, but Content,
Let others be plagu'd to pay Taxes and Rent:
With more Freedom and Pleasure my Time I'll employ,
And covet no Blessings but what we enjoy.

Then let's celebrate _Crispin_ with Bumpers and Songs,
And they that drink Foul, may it blister their Tongues,
Here's two in a Hand, and let no one deny 'em,
Since _Crispin_ in Youth was a _Seat's-man_ as I am.



_The Female Scuffle. To the foregoing Tune._


Of late in the Park a fair Fancy was seen,
Betwixt an old _Baud_ and a lusty young _Quean_;
Their parting of Money began the uproar,
I'll have half says the _Baud_, but you shan't says the _Whore_:
    Why 'tis my own House,
    I care not a Louse,
I'll ha' three parts in four, or you get not a Souse.

'Tis I, says the _Whore_, must take all the Pains,
And you shall be damn'd e'er you get all the Gains;
The _Baud_ being vex'd, straight to her did say,
Come off wi' your _Duds_, and I pray pack away,
And likewise your _Ribbonds_, your _Gloves_, and your _Hair_,
For naked you came, and so out you go bare;
    Then _Buttocks_ so bold,
    Began for to Scold,
_Hurrydan_ was not able her _Clack_ for to hold.

Both _Pell-Mell_ fell to't, and made this uproar,
With these Compliments, th'art a _Baud_, th'art a _Whore_:
The _Bauds_ and the _Buttocks_ that liv'd there around,
Came all to the Case, both _Pockey_ and _Sound_,
To see what the reason was of this same Fray,
That did so disturb them before it was Day;
    If I tell you amiss,
    Let me never more Piss,
This _Buttocks_ so bold she named was _Siss_.

By _Quiffing_ with _Cullies_ three Pound she had got,
And but one part of four must fall to her Lot;
Yet all the _Bauds_ cry'd, let us turn her out bare,
Unless she will yield to return her half share;
If she will not, we'll help to strip off her Cloaths,
And turn her abroad with a slit o' the Nose:
    Who when she did see,
    There was no Remedy,
For her from the Tyranous _Bauds_ to get free;
The _Whore_ from the Money was forced to yield,
And in the Conclusion the _Baud_ got the Field.



_An Elegy on_ MOUNTFORT. _To the foregoing Tune._


Poor _Mountfort_ is gone, and the Ladies do all
Break their Hearts for this Beau, as they did for _Duvall_;
And they the two Brats for this Tragedy damn
At _Kensington_ Court, and the Court of _Bantam_,
    They all vow and Swear,
    That if any Peer,
Should acquit this young Lord, he shou'd pay very dear;
Nor will they be pleased with him who on the Throne is,
If he do's not his part to revenge their _Adonis_.

With the Widow their amorous Bowels do yearn,
There are divers pretend to an equal Concern;
And by her Perswasion their Hearts they reveal,
In case if not guilty, to bring an Appeal:
    They all will unite,
    The young Blade to indite,
And in Prosecution will joyn Day and Night;
In the mean time full many a Tear and a Groan is,
Wherever they meet, for their departed _Adonis_.

With the Ladies foul Murther's a horrible Sin
Of one Handsome without, tho' a Coxcomb within;
For not being a Beau, the sad Fate of poor _Crab_,
Tho' himself hang'd for Love, was a Jest to each Drab;
    Then may _Jering_ live long,
    And may _Risby_ among
The Fair with _Jack Barkley_, and _Culpepper_ throng:
May no Ruffin whose Heart as hard as a Stone is,
Kill any of those for a Brother _Adonis_.

No Lady henceforth can be safe with her Beau,
They think if this Slaughter unpunish'd should go;
Their Gallants, for whose Persons they most are in Pain,
Must no sooner be envy'd, but strait must be Slain:
    For all _B----_ shape,
    None car'd for the Rape,
Nor whether the Virtuous their Lust did escape;
Their Trouble of Mind, and their anguish alone is,
For the too sudden Fate of departed _Adonis_.

Let not every vain Spark think that he can engage,
The Heart of a Female, like one on the Stage;
His Flute, and his Voice, and his Dancing are rare,
And wherever they meet, they prevail with the Fair:
    But no quality Fop,
    Charms like Mr. _Hop_,
Adorn'd on the Stage, and in _East-India_ Shop;
So that each from _Miss Felton_, to ancient _Drake Joan_ is,
Bemoaning the Death of the Player _Adonis_.

Yet _Adonis_ in spight of this new Abjuration,
Did banter the lawful King of this great Nation:
Who call'd God's anointed a foolish old Prig,
Was both a base and unmannerly _Whigg_:
    But since he is Dead
    No more shall be said,
For he in Repentance has laid down his Head;
So I wish each Lady, who in mournful Tone is,
In Charity Grieve for the Death of _Adonis_.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ JAMES TOWNSHEND, _Organist of_ LYN RIGES. _The Words by_
J.R.


[Music]

Fly _Damon_ fly, 'tis Death to stay,
  Nor listen to the _Syren's_ Song;
Nor hear her warbling Fingers play,
  That kills in Consort with her Tongue:
Oft to despairing Shepherds Verse,
  Unmov'd she tunes the trembling Strings;
Oft does some pitying Words rehearse,
  But little means the thing she Sings.

Cease on her lovely Looks to gaze,
  Nor court your Ruin in her Eyes;
Her Looks too 's dangerous as her Face,
  At once engages and Destroys:
Speak not if you'd avoid your Fate,
  For then she darts Resentment home;
But fly, fly _Damon_ e'er too late,
  Or else be Deaf, be Blind, be Dumb.



MERCURY _to_ PARIS, _in the Prize Musick, Compos'd by Mr._ John
Eccles.


[Music]

Fear not Mortal, none shall harm thee,
With this Sacred Rod I'll Charm thee;
Freely gaze, and view all over,
Thou mayst every Grace discover:
Though a thousand Darts fly round thee,
Fear not Mortal, none can Wound thee;
  _Though a thousand Darts fly round thee,_
  _Fear not Mortal, none can Wound thee._



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ W. Morley.


[Music]

Born to surprize the World,
Born to surprize the World, and teach the Great,
The slippery Danger of exalted State;
Victorious _Marlborough_, Victorious _Marlborough_, to Battle flies,
Arm'd, Arm'd with new Lightning from bright _Anna's_ Eyes:
Wonders, Wonders like these no former Age has seen,
The Subjects Heroes, the Subjects Heroes, and a Saint the Queen.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ J. ISUM.


[Music]

In vain, in vain, in vain, in vain, in vain,
  In vain the God I ask,
  He'll ne'er remove the Dart;
And still I love the pretty, pretty Boy,
  Altho', altho' he wound my Heart:
Henceforth I'll be contented then,
  No more will I desire;
  No, no, no more, no, no, no more will I desire,
To slight her whom I love so much,
  That but creates the Fire:
Well might I expect the Fate,
  As well as any other;
Since he ne'er spares the Gods themselves,
  Nor does he spare his Mother.



_An Amorous_ SONG. _To the Tune of_, The bonny Christ-Church Bells.


[Music]

See how fair and fine she lies,
      Upon her Bridal Bed;
    No Lady at the Court,
    So fit for the Sport,
  Oh she look'd so curiously White and Red:
After the first and second time,
  The weary Bridegroom slacks his Pace;
But Oh! she cries, come, come my Joy,
  And cling thy Cheek close to my Face:
Tinkle, tinkle, goes the Bell under the Bed,
  Whilst Time and Touch they keep;
    Then with a Kiss,
    They end their Bliss,
  And so fall fast asleep.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ J. ISUM.


[Music]

_Corinna_ if my Fate's to love you,
_Corinna_ if my Fate's to love you,
Where's the harm in saying so?
_Corinna_ if my Fate's to love you,
Where's the harm in saying so?
Why shou'd my Sighs, why shou'd my Sighs,
Why shou'd my Sighs and Fondness move you?
To encrease, to encrease your Shepherd's Woe:
Flame pent in still burns and scorches,
'Till it burns a Lover's Heart:
Love declar'd like lighted Torches,
Wastes it self and gives less Pain:
Love declar'd like lighted Torches,
Wastes it self, wastes it self,
Wastes it self, and gives less Smart.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ JOHN ISUM.


[Music]

_Cælia's_ Charms are past expressing,
  Were she kind as she is Fair;
_Cælia's_ Charms are past expressing,
  Were she kind as she is Fair:
Heav'ns cou'd grant no greater Blessing,
  Nor Earth a Nymph more worth our Care;
Heav'ns cou'd grant no greater Blessing,
  Nor Earth a Nymph, nor Earth a Nymph more worth our Care.

But Unkindness, Unkindness mars her Beauty,
  And useless makes that Heav'nly,
  That Heav'nly, that Heav'nly frame;
But Unkindness mars her Beauty,
  And useless makes that Heav'nly, Heav'nly frame:
While she mistakes and calls that Duty,
  Which ill Nature others name:
While she mistakes and calls that Duty,
  Which ill Nature others name.



_The Hopeful Bargain: Or a Fare for a Hackney-Coachman, giving a
Comical relation, how an_ Ale-draper _at the Sign of the_
Double-tooth'd Rake _in or near the new_ Palace-yard, Westminster,
_Sold his Wife for a Shilling, and how she was sold a Second time for
five Shillings to_ JUDGE; _My Lord ---- Coachman, and how her Husband
receiv'd her again after she had lain with other Folks three Days and
Nights_, &c. _The Tune_ Lilly Bullero.


[Music]

There lives an Ale-draper near _New-palace-yard_,
  Who used to Jerk the Bum of his Wife;
And she was forced to stand on her Guard,
  To keep his Clutches from her Quoiff:
She poor Soul the weaker Vessel,
  To be reconcil'd was easily won;
He held her in scorn,
  But she Crown'd him with Horn,
    _Without Hood or Scarff, and rough as she run._

He for a Shilling sold his Spouse,
  And she was very willing to go;
And left the poor Cuckold alone in the House,
  That he by himself his Horn might blow:
A Hackney Coachman he did buy her,
  And was not this a very good Fun;
With a dirty Pinner,
  As I am a Sinner,
    _Without Hood or Scarff, but rough as she run._

The Woman gladly did depart,
  Between three Men was handed away;
He for her Husband did care not a Fart,
  He kept her one whole Night and Day:
Then honest _Judge_ the Coachman bought her,
  And was not this most cunningly done?
Gave for her five Shilling,
To take her was willing,
    _Without Hood or Scarff_, &c.

The Cuckold to _Judge_, a Letter did send,
  Wherein he did most humbly crave;
Quoth he, I prithee, my Rival Friend,
  My Spouse again I fain would have:
And if you will but let me have her,
  I'll pardon what she e'er has done;
I swear by my Maker,
Again I will take her,
    _Without Hood and Scarff_, &c.

He sent an old Baud to interceed,
  And to perswade her to come back;
That he might have one of her delicate breed,
  And he would give her a ha'p'uth of Sack:
Therefore prithee now come to me,
  Or else poor I shall be undone:
Then do not forgo me,
But prithee come to me,
    _Without Hood or Scarff, tho' rough_, &c.

The Coachman then with much ado,
  Did suffer the Baud to take her out;
Upon the Condition that she would be true,
  And let him have now and then a Bout:
But he took from her forty Shillings,
  And gave her a parting Glass at the _Sun_;
And then with good buyt' ye,
Discharged his Duty,
    _And turn'd her a grazing, rough as she run._

The Cuckold invited the Coachman to dine,
  And gave him a Treat at his own Expence;
They drown'd all Cares in full brimmers of Wine,
  He made him as welcome as any Prince:
There was all the Hungregation,
  Which from _Cuckolds-Point_ was come;
They kissed and fumbled,
They touzed and tumbled,
    _He was glad to take her rough as she run._

_Judge_ does enjoy her where he list,
  He values not the old Cuckold's Pouts;
And she is as good for the Game as e'er pist,
  Fudge on his Horns sits drying of Clouts:
She rants and revels when she pleases,
  And to end as I begun,
The Horned Wise-acre,
Is forced to take her
    _Without Hood or Scarff, and rough as she run._



_The_ MAIDEN LOTTERY: _Containing 70 Thousand Tickets, at a Guinea
each; the Prizes being Rich and Loving Husbands, from three Thousand
to one Hundred a Year, which Lottery will begin to draw on next_
VALENTINE'S _Day._

_Then pretty Lasses venture now,_
_Kind_ Fortune _may her Smiles alow._


[Music]

Young Ladies that live in the City,
  Sweet beautiful proper and Tall;
And Country Maids who dabling wades,
  Here's happy good News for you all:
A Lottery now out of hand,
  Erected will be in the _Strand_;
Young Husbands with Treasure, and Wealth out of measure
  Will fairly be at your Command:
_Of her that shall light of a Fortunate Lot,_
  _There's Six of three Thousand a Year to be got._

I tell you the Price of each Ticket,
  It is but a Guinea, I'll vow;
Then hasten away, and make no delay,
  And fill up the Lottery now:
If _Gillian_ that lodges in Straw,
  Shall have the good Fortune to draw
A Knight or a 'Squire, he'll never deny her,
  'Tis fair and according to Law;
_Then come pretty Lasses and purchase a Lot,_
_There's Ten of two Thousand a Year to be got._

The number is Seventy Thousand,
  When all the whole Lot is compleat;
Five Hundred of which, are Prizes most rich,
  Believe me for this is no Cheat:
There's Drapers and Taylors likewise,
  Brave Men that you cannot despise;
Come _Bridget_ and _Jenny_, and throw in your Guinea,
  A Husband's a delicate Prize:
_Then come pretty Lasses and purchase a Lot,_
_There's Ten of one Thousand a Year to be got._

Suppose you should win for your Guinea,
  A Man of three Thousand a Year;
Would this not be brave; what more would you have?
  You soon might in Glory appear:
In glittering Coach you may ride,
  With Lackeys to run by your side;
For why should you spare it? Faith win Gold and wear it;
  Now who would not be such a Bride?
_Then come pretty Lasses and purchase a Lot,_
_There's Sixty, Five Hundreds a Year to be got._

Old Widows, and Maids above Forty,
  Shall not be admitted to draw:
There's five Hundred and Ten, as proper young Men,
  Indeed, as your Eyes ever saw:
Who scorns for one Guinea of Gold,
  To lodge with a Woman that's Old;
Young Maids are admitted, in hopes to be fitted,
  With Husbands couragious and bold:
_Then come pretty Lasses and purchase a Lot,_
_There are wealthy kind Husbands now, now to be got._

Kind Men that are full of good Nature,
  The flaxen, the black, and the brown;
Both lusty and stout, and fit to hold out,
  The prime and the top of the Town:
So clever in every part,
  They'll please a young Girl to the Heart;
Nay, kiss you, and squeese you, and tenderly please you,
  For Love has a conquering Dart:
_Then come pretty Lasses and purchase a Lot,_
_There are Wealthy kind Husbands now, now to be got._

Then never be fearful to venture,
  But Girls bring you Guineas away;
Come merrily in, for we shall begin,
  To draw upon _Valentine's_ Day:
The Prizes are many and great,
  Each Man with a worthy Estate;
Then come away _Mary_, _Sib_, _Susan_, and _Sarah_,
  _Joan_, _Nancy_, and pretty fac'd _Kate_:
_For now is the time if you'll purchase a Lot,_
_While Wealthy kind Husbands they are to be got._

Amongst you I know there is many,
  Will miss of a Capital Prize:
Yet nevertheless, no Sorrows express,
  But dry up your watry Eyes:
Young Lasses it is but in vain,
  In sorrowful Sighs to complain;
Then ne'er be faint hearted, tho' Luck be departed,
  For all cannot reckon to gain:
_Yet venture young Lasses, your Guineas bring in,_
_The Lucky will have the good Fortune to win._



_A_ SONG _on the_ JUBILEE.


[Music]

Come Beaus, Virtuoso's, rich Heirs and Musicians
  Away, and in Troops to the _Jubile_ jog;
Leave Discord and Death, to the College Physicians,
  Let the Vig'rous whore on, and the impotent Flog:
Already _Rome_ opens her Arms to receive ye,
And ev'ry Transgression her Lord will forgive ye.

Indulgences, Pardons, and such Holy Lumber,
  As cheap there is now as our Cabbages grown;
While musty old Relicks of Saints without number,
  For barely the looking upon, shall be shown:
These, were you an Atheist, must needs overcome ye,
That first were made Martyrs, and afterwards Mummy.

They'll shew ye the River, so Sung by the Poets,
  With the Rock from whence, Mortals were knockt o'th' Head;
They'll shew ye the place too, as some will avow it,
  Where once a She Pope was brought fairly to Bed:
For which, ever since, to prevent Interloping,
  In a Chair her Successors still suffer a Groping.

What a sight 'tis to see the gay Idol accoutred,
  With Mitre and Cap, and two Keys by his side;
Be his inside what 'twill, yet the Pomp of his outward,
  Shows _Servus servorum_, no hater of Pride,
These Keys into Heav'n will as surely admit ye,
As Clerks of a Parish to a Pew in the City.

What a sight 'tis to see the old Man in Procession,
  Through _Rome_ in such Pomp as here _Cæsar_ did ride,
Now scattering of Pardons, here Crossing, there Blessing,
  With all his shav'd Spiritual Train'd-bans by his side;
As, _Confessors_, _Cardinals_, _Monks_ fat as Bacons,
From Rev'rend _Arch-Bishops_, to Rosie _Arch-Deacons_.

Then for your Diversion the more to regale ye,
  Fine Music you'll hear, and high Dancing you'll see;
Men who much shall out-warble your Famous _Fideli_,
  And make ye meer Fools, of _Balloon_ and _L'Abbe_:
And to shew ye how fond they're to Kiss _Vostre Manos_,
  Each _Padre_ turns Pimp, all _Nuns_ Courtezana's.

And when you've some Months at old _Babylon_ been-_a_,
  And on Pardons, and Punks, all your _Rhino_ is spent;
And when you have seen all, that there is to be seen-_a_,
  You'll return not so Rich, tho' as Wise as you went:
And 'twill be but small Comfort after so much Expence-_a_,
  That your Heirs will do just so an Hundred Years hence-_a_.



_A Young Man's_ WILL.


[Music]

A _Young Man_ sick and like to die,
  His last _Will_ being written found;
I give my _Soul_ to _God_ on high,
  And my _Body_ to the Ground:
Unto some _Church-men_ do I give,
  Base Minds to greedy Lucre bent;
_Pride_ and _Ambition_ whilst they live,
  _By this my_ Will _and_ Testament.

_Item._ Poor folks _brown Bread_ I give,
  And eke _bare Bones_, with hungry Cheeks;
_Toil_ and _Travel_ whilst they live,
  And to feed on _Roots_ and _Leeks_:
_Item._ To Rich Men I bestow,
  High _Looks_, low _Deeds_, and Hearts of Flint;
And that themselves they seldom know,
  _By this_, &c.

Proud stately _Courtiers_ do I _Will_,
  Two Faces in one Head to wear,
For Great Men _Bribes_, I think most fit,
  _Pride_ and _Oppression_ through the Year:
_Tenants_ I give them leave to lose,
  And _Landlords_ for to raise their _Rent_;
_Rogues_ to Fawn, Collogue and glose,
  _By this_, &c.

_Item._ To _Soldiers_ for their _Fees_,
  I give them _Wounds_ their Bodies full;
And for to beg on bended Knees,
  With Cap in Hand to every _Gull_:
_Item_. I will poor _Scholars_ have,
  For all their Pains and Travel spent:
_Raggs_, _Jaggs_, and _Taunts_ of every Knave,
  _By this my_ Will _and_ Testament.

To _Shoemakers_ I grant this Boon,
  Which _Mercury_ gave them once before;
Altho' they earn two Pence by Noon,
  To spend e'er Night two Groats and more:
And _Blacksmiths_ when the Work is done,
  I give to them incontinent,
To drink two Barrels with a Bun,
  _By this my_ Will _and_ Testament.

To _Weavers_ swift, this do I leave,
  Against that may beseem them well:
That they their good Wives do deceive,
  Bring home a Yard and steal an Ell:
And _Taylors_ too must be set down,
  A _Gift_ to give them I am bent;
To cut four Sleeves to every Gown,
  _By this_, &c.

To Tavern haunters grant I more,
  Red Eyes, Red Nose, and Stinking Breath;
And Doublets foul with drops before,
  And foul Shame until their _Death_:
And _Gamesters_ that will never leave,
  Before their Substance be all spent;
The Wooden _Dagger_ I bequeath,
  _By this_, &c.

To common Fidlers I _Will_ that they,
  Shall go in poor and thread-bare Coats;
And at most places where they Play,
  To carry away more _Tunes_ than _Groats_:
To wand'ring _Players_ I do give,
  Before their _Substance_ be all spent;
Proud Silk'n _Beggars_ for to live,
  _By this_, &c.

To _Wenching_ Smell-smocks give I these,
  Dead looks, gaunt purrs, and crasy Back;
And now and then the foul _Disease_,
  Such as _Gill_ gave to _Jack_;
To _Parretors_ I give them clear,
  For all their _Toil_ and _Travel_ spent;
The _Devil_ away such _Knaves_ to bear,
  By _this my_ Will _and_ Testament.

I _Will_ that _Cutpurses_ haunt all _Fairs_,
  And thrust among the thickest Throng;
That neither _Purse_ nor _Pocket_ spare,
  But what they get to bear along:
But if they Falter in their Trade,
  And so betray their bad intent;
I give them _Tyburn_ for their share,
  _By this my_ Will _and_ Testament.

To serving Men I give this Gift,
  That when their Strength is once decay'd;
The Master of such Men do shift,
  As Horsemen do a toothless _Jade_:
_Item._ I give them leave to _Pine_,
  For all their Service so ill spent:
And with _Duke Humphry_ for to Dine,
  _By this_, &c.

_Item._ To _Millers_ I Grant withal,
  That they Spare, nor Poke, nor Sack;
But with _Grist_, so e'er befal,
  They Grind a Strike, and steal a Peck:
I _Will_ that _Butchers_ Huff their Meat,
  And sell a lump of _Ramish_ scent;
For Weather Mutton good and sweet,
  _By this_, &c.

I _Will_ Ale Wives punish their Guests,
  With hungry Cakes and little Canns;
And Barm their Drink with new found _Yeest_,
  Such as is made of _Pispot_ Grounds:
And she that meaneth for to Gain,
  And in her House have Money spent,
I _Will_ she keep a pretty Punck,
  _By this my_ Will _and_ Testament.

To jealous Husbands I do grant,
  Lack of Pleasure, want of Sleep;
That Lanthorn Horns they never want,
  Tho' ne'er so close their Wives they keep:
And for their Wives, I _Will_ that they,
  The closer up that they are pent;
The closer still they seek to Play,
  _By this my_ Will _and_ Testament.

For Swearing _Swaggerers_ nought is left,
  To give them for a parting Blow;
But leaving off of damned Oaths,
  And that of them I will bestow:
_Item._ I give them for their Pain,
  That when all Hope and Livelihood's spent,
A Wallet or a Hempen Chain,
  _By this_ &c.

Time and longest Livers do I make,
  The Supervisor of my _Will_:
My Gold and Silver let them take,
  That will dig for't in _Malvein_ Hill.



_A New_ SONG, _Sung at the Playhouse. By Mr._ DOGGET.


[Music]

In the Devil's Country there lately did dwell,
  A crew of such Whores as was ne'er bred in Hell,
The Devil himself he knows it full well,
  _Which no Body can deny, deny;_
  _Which no Body can deny._

There were Six of the Gang, and all of a Bud,
Which open'd as soon as got into the Blood,
There are five to be hang'd, when the other proves good,
  _Which no Body_, &c.

But it seems they have hitherto sav'd all their Lives,
Since they cou'd not live honest, there's four made Wives,
The other two they are not Marry'd but Sw----s,
  _Which no Body_, &c.

The Eldest the Matron of t'other Five Imps,
Though as Chast as _Diana_, or any o'th' Nymphs,
Yet rather than Daughter shall want it, she Pimps,
  _Which no Body_, &c.

Damn'd Proud and Ambitious both Old and the Young,
And not fit for honest Men to come among,
A damn'd Itch in their Tail, and a sting in their Tongue,
  _Sing tantara rara Whores all, Whores all,_
  _Sing tantara rara Whores all._



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

Marriage it seems is for Better for Worse,
Some count it a Blessing and others a Curse;
The Cuckolds are Blest if the Proverb prove true,
And then there's no doubt but in Heav'n there's enough:
Of honest rich Rogues who ne'er had got there,
If their Wives had not sent them thro' trembling and fear.

Some Women are Honest, tho' rare in a Wife,
Yet with Scolding and Brawling they'll shorten your Life,
You ne'er can enjoy your Bottle and Friend;
But your Wife like an Imp, is at your Elbow's end:
Crying fie, fie you Sot, come, come, come, come,
So these are Unhappy abroad and at home.

We find the Batchelor liveth best,
Tho' Drunk or Sober he takes his rest;
He never is troubl'd with Scolding or Strife,
'Tis the best can be said of a very good Wife:
But merrily Day and Night does spend,
Enjoying his Mistress, Bottle, and Friend.

A Woman out-wits us, do what we can,
She'll make a Fool of ev'ry Wise Man;
Old Mother _Eve_ did the _Serpent_ obey,
And has taught all her Sex that damnable way:
Of Cheating and Couzening all Mankind,
'Twere better if _Adam_ had still been Blind.

The poor Man that Marries he thinks he does well,
I pity's Condition, for sure he's in Hell;
The Fool is a Sotting and spends all he gets,
The Child is a Bawling, the Wife daily Frets:
That Marriage is pleasant we all must agree,
Consider it well, there's none happier can be.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

The _Caffalier_ was gone, and the _Roundhead_ he was come,
Was the greatest Blessing under the Sun;
Before the Devil in Hell sally'd out, and ript the Placket of Letter,
Ay, and take her Money too,
  _Cot bless hur Master_ Roundhead, _and send hur well to do._

Now hur can go to _Shrewsperry_ her Flannel for to sell,
Hur can carry a creat sharge of Money about hur,
Thirty or Forty Groats lap'd in a _Welsh_ Carter,
Ay, and think hur self rich too,
  _Cot bless_, &c.

Now hur can coe to Shurch, or hur can stay at home,
Hur can say hur _Lord's Prayer_, or hur can let it alone:
Hur can make a Prayer of hur own Head, lye with hur Holy Sister,
Ay, and say a long Crace too,
  _Cot bless_, &c.

But yet for all the great Cood that you for hur have done,
Would you wou'd made Peace with our King, and let hur come home,
Put off the Military Charge, Impost, and Excise,
Ay, and free Quarter too.
  _Then Cot shall bless you Master_ Roundhead, _and send hur well to do._



_A_ SONG _Sung by Mrs._ CROSS. _Set by Mr._ JEREMIAH CLARK.


[Music]

Divine _Astrea_ hither flew,
  To _Cynthia's_ brighter Throne;
She left the Iron World below,
  To bless the Silver Moon:
_She left the Iron World below,_
  _To bless the Silver Moon._

Tho' _Phoebus_ with his hotter Beams,
  Do's Gold in Earth Create;
That leads those wretches to Extreams,
  Of Av'rice, Lust, and Hate.



_A_ SONG _in the_ Surpriz'd Lovers. _Set by Mr._ John Eccles, _Sung by
Mr._ BOWMAN.


[Music]

When first I saw her charming Face,
Her taking Shape and moving Grace;
My Rosie Cheeks, my Rosie Cheeks did glow with heat,
My Heart and my Pulse did beat, beat, beat,
My Heart and my Pulse did beat;
I wish'd for a, I wish'd for a, do you, do you guess what,
Do you guess what makes Soldiers fight,
Soldiers Fight, and States-men Plot.

Subdues us all in every thing,
And makes, makes a Subject of a King;
Still she deny'd, and I reply'd,
Away she flew, I did pursue,
  At last I catch'd her fast;
But oh! had you seen, but oh! had you seen,
Had you seen what had past between;
Oh! I fear, I fear, oh! I fear, I fear, oh! I fear,
I fear, I fear, I have spoil'd her Wast.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ AKEROYD.


[Music]

The _Devil_ he pull'd of his Jacket of Flame,
  The _Fryer_ he pull'd off his Cowle;
The _Devil_ took him for a Dunce of the Game,
  And the _Fryer_ took him for a Fool:
He piqu'd, and repiqu'd so oft, that at last,
  He swore by the Jolly fat _Nuns_;
If Cards came no better than those that are past,
  Oh! oh! I shall lose all my _Buns_.



_A New_ SONG. _Translated from the_ FRENCH.


[Music]

Pretty Parret say, when I was away,
And in dull absence pass'd the Day;
  What at home was doing;
    With Chat and Play,
    We are Gay,
    Night and Day,
Good Chear and Mirth Renewing;
_Singing, Laughing all, Singing Laughing all, like pretty pretty_ Poll.

Was no Fop so rude, boldly to Intrude,
And like a sawcy Lover wou'd,
  Court, and Teaze my Lady:
    A Thing you know,
    Made for Show,
    Call'd a Beau,
Near her was always ready,
_Ever at her call, like pretty, pretty_ Poll.

Tell me with what Air, he approach'd the Fair,
And how she could with Patience bear,
  All he did and utter'd;
    He still address'd,
    Still caress'd,
    Kiss'd and press'd,
  Sung, Prattl'd, Laugh'd, and Flutter'd:
_Well receiv'd in all, like pretty, pretty_ Poll.

Did he go away, at the close of the Day,
Or did he ever use to stay
  In a Corner dodging;
    The want of Light,
    When 'twas Night,
    Spoil'd my sight,
  But I believe his Lodging,
_Was within her call, like pretty, pretty_ Poll.



_A_ SONG _by a Person of Honour. Set by Mr._ JOHN WELDON.


[Music]

At Noon in a sultry Summer's Day,
The brightest Lady of the _May_,
Young _Chloris_ Innocent and Gay,
    Sat Knotting in a shade:
Each slender Finger play'd its part,
With such activity and Art;
As wou'd inflame a Youthful Heart,
    And warm the most decay'd.

Her Fav'rite Swain by chance came by;
She had him quickly in her Eye,
Yet when the bashful Boy drew nigh,
    She wou'd have seem'd afraid,
She let her Iv'ry Needle fall,
And hurl'd away the twisted Ball;
Then gave her _Strephon_ such a call,
    As wou'd have wak'd the Dead.

Dear gentle Youth is't none but thee?
With Innocence I dare be free;
By so much Trust and Modesty,
    No Nymph was e'er betray'd,
Come lean thy Head upon my Lap,
While thy soft Cheeks I stroak and clap;
Thou may'st securely take a Nap,
    Which he poor Fool, obey'd.

She saw him Yawn, and heard him Snore,
And found him fast a sleep all o're;
She sigh'd ---- and cou'd no more,
    But starting up she said,
Such Vertue shou'd rewarded be,
For this thy dull Fidelity;
I'll trust thee with my Flocks, not me,
    Pursue thy Grazing Trade.

Go milk thy Goats, and Sheer thy Sheep,
And watch all Night thy Flocks, to keep;
Thou shalt no more be lull'd asleep,
    By me mistaken Maid.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ Jeremy Clark.


[Music]

While the Lover is thinking,
    With my Friend I'll be Drinking
And with Vigour pursue my Delight;
    While the Fool is designing,
    His fatal confining,
With _Bacchus_ I'll spend the whole Night:
    With the God I'll be Jolly,
    Without Madness or Folly.
Fickle Woman to Marry Implore,
    Leave my Bottle and Friend,
    For so Foolish an end,
When I do, may I never Drink more.



_A Health to the_ TACKERS.


[Music]

Here's a Health to the Tackers, my Boys,
  But mine A----se for the Tackers about;
May the brave _English_ Spirits come in,
  And the Knaves and _Fanaticks_ turn out:
Since the _Magpyes_ of late, are confounding the State,
  And wou'd pull our Establishments down;
Let us make 'em a Jest, for they Shit in their Nest,
  And be true to the Church and the Crown.

Let us chuse such Parliament Men
  As have stuck to their Principles tight;
And wou'd not their Country betray
  In the Story of _Ashby_ and _White_:
Who care not a T----d, for a _Whig_, or a Lord,
  That won't see our Accounts fairly stated;
For _C----ll_ ne'er fears, the Address of those Peers,
  Who the Nation of Millions have Cheated.

The next thing adviseable is,
  Since _Schism_ so strangely abounds;
To oppose e'ery Man that's set up
  By _Dissenters_, in Corporate Towns:
For _High-Church_, and _Low-Church_, has brought us to no _Church_,
  And Conscience so bubbl'd the Nation;
For who is not still for Conformity Bill,
  Will be surely a R---- on Occasion.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ ANTHONY YOUNG.


[Music]

Since _Cælia_ only has the Art,
And only she can Captivate,
  And wanton in my Breast;
All other Pleasure I despise,
Than what are from my _Cælia's_ Eyes,
  In her alone I'm blest.

Whene'er she Smiles, new Life she gives,
And happy, happy who receives,
  From her Inchanting Breath;
Then prithee _Cælia_ smile once more,
Since I no longer must adore,
  For when you frown 'tis Death.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

Ah! how lovely sweet and dear,
Is the kind relenting Fair,
Who Reprieve us in Despair;
Oh! that thus my Nymph wou'd say,
Come, come my Dear thy Cares repay,
Be Blest my Love, be mine to Day:
  _Come, come my dear, thy Cares repay,_
  _Be blest my Love, be mine to Day._



_A_ SONG. _Sung by Mrs._ Bracegirdle.


[Music]

Advance, advance, advance gay Tenants of the Plain,
Advance, advance, advance, gay Tenants of the Plain,
        Loud Eccho spread my Voice,
        Loud Eccho spread my Voice,
Loud Eccho, loud Eccho, loud Eccho,
Loud Eccho, loud Eccho, spread my Voice,
Advance, advance, advance, gay Tenants of the Plain,
Advance, advance, advance, gay Tenants of the Plain.



_The_ KING _and the Shepherd, and_ GILLIAN _the Shepherd's Wife, with
her churlish Answer to the_ KING.


[Music]

In Elder Time, there was of Yore,
  When Guides of churlish Glee;
Were us'd among our Country Earls,
  Though no such thing now be.

The which King _Alfred_ liking well,
  Forsook his stately Court;
And in Disguise unknown went forth,
  To see that jovial Sport.

How _Dick_ and _Tom_, in clouted Shoon,
  And Coats of russet Grey,
Esteem'd themselves more brave than them,
  That went in Golden ray.

In Garments fit for such a Life,
  The good King _Alfred_ went,
All ragg'd and torn, as from his Back
  The Beggar his Cloaths had rent.

A Sword and Buckler good and strong,
  To give _Jack Sauce_ a rap;
And on his Head, instead of Crown,
  He wore a _Monmouth_ Cap.

Thus coasting through _Somersetshire_,
  Near _Newton_ Court he met
A Shepherd Swain of lusty Limb,
  That up and down did jet.

He wore a Bonnet of good Grey,
  Close buttoned to his Chin;
And at his Back a leather Scrip,
  With much good Meat therein.

God speed, good Shepherd, quoth the King,
  I come to be thy Guest;
To taste of thy good Victuals here,
  And drink that's of the best.

Thy Scrip I know, hath Cheer good store,
  What then the Shepherd said?
Thou seem'st to be some sturdy Thief,
  And mak'st me sore afraid.

Yet if thou wilt thy Dinner win,
  The Sword and Buckler take;
And if thou canst into my Scrip,
  Therewith an entrance make.

I tell thee, Roister, it hath store
  Of Beef, and Bacon fat;
With sheafs of Barly-bread to make
  Thy Mouth to water at.

Here stands my Bottle, here my Bag,
  If thou canst win them Roister;
Against the Sword and Buckler here,
  My Sheep-hook is my Master.

_Benedicit_ now, quoth our good King,
  It never shall be said;
That _Alfred_ of the Shepherd's Hook,
  Will stand a whit afraid.

So soundly thus they both fell to't,
  And giving Bang for Bang;
At every Blow the Shepherd gave,
  King _Alfred's_ Sword cry'd twang.

His Buckler prov'd his chiefest Fence,
  For still the Shepherd's Hook;
Was that the which King _Alfred_ could,
  In no good manner brook.

At last when they had fought four Hours,
  And it grew just Mid-day;
And wearied both, with right good Will,
  Desir'd each others stay.

King, Truce I cry, quoth _Alfred_ then,
  Good Shepherd hold thy Hand:
A sturdier Fellow than thy self,
  Lives not within this Land.

Nor a lustier Roister than thou art,
  The churlish Shepherd said,
To tell thee plain, thy Thievish looks,
  Now makes my Heart afraid.

Else sure thou art some Prodigal,
  Which hast consum'd thy store;
And now com'st wand'ring in this place,
  To rob and steal for more.

Deem not of me, then quoth our King,
  Good Shepherd in this sort;
A Gentleman well known I am,
  In good King _Alfred's_ Court.

The Devil thou art, the Shepherd said,
  Thou goest in Rags all torn;
Thou rather seem'st, I think to be,
  Some Beggar basely born.

But if thou wilt mend thy Estate,
  And here a Shepherd be;
At Night to _Gillian_ my sweet Wife,
  Thou shalt go home with me.

For she's as good a Toothless Dame,
  As mumbleth on Brown Bread;
Where thou shalt lie on hurden Sheets,
  Upon a fresh Straw Bed.

Of Whig and Whey, we have good store,
  And keep good Pease-straw Fires;
And now and then good Barly Cakes,
  As better Days requires.

But for my Master which is Chief,
  And Lord of _Newton_ Court;
He keeps I say, his Shepherds Swains,
  In far more braver sort.

We there have Curds, and clouted Cream,
  Of Red Cows morning Milk;
And now and then fine Buttered Cakes,
  As soft as any Silk.

Of Beef and reised Bacon store,
  That is most Fat and Greasy;
We have likewise to feast our Chaps,
  And make them glib and easie.

Thus if thou wilt my Man become,
  This usage thou shalt have;
If not, adieu, go hang thy self,
  And so farewel Sir Knave.

King _Alfred_ hearing of this Glee,
  The churlish Shepherd said;
Was well content to be his Man,
  So they a Bargain made.

A Penny round, the Shepherd gave,
  In earnest of this Match;
To keep his Sheep in Field and fold,
  As Shepherds use to watch.

His Wages shall be full Ten Groats,
  For Service of a Year;
Yet was it not his use, old Lad,
  To hire a Man so dear.

For did the King himself (quoth he)
  Unto my Cottage come;
He should not for a Twelvemonths Pay,
  Receive a greater Sum.

Hereat the bonny King grew blith,
  To hear the clownish Jest;
How silly sots, as custom is,
  Do discant at the best.

But not to spoil the Foolish sport,
  He was content good King;
To fit the Shepherd's humour right,
  In every kind of thing.

A Sheep-hook then, with _Patch_ his Dog,
  And Tar-box by his side;
He with his Master, jig by jowl,
  Unto old _Gillian_ hy'd.

Into whose sight no sooner came,
  Whom have you here (quoth she)
A Fellow I doubt, will cut our Throats,
  So like a Knave looks he.

Not so old Dame, quoth _Alfred_ strait,
  Of me you need not fear;
My Master hir'd me for Ten Groats,
  To serve you one whole Year.

So good Dame _Gillian_ grant me leave,
  Within your House to stay;
For by St. _Ann_, do what you can,
  I will not yet away.

Her churlish usage pleas'd him still,
  Put him to such a Proof,
That he at Night was almost choak'd,
  Within that smoaky Roof.

But as he sat with smiling cheer,
  The event of all to see;
His Dame brought forth a piece of Dow,
  Which in the Fire throws she.

Where lying on the Hearth to bake,
  By chance the Cake did burn;
What can'st thou not, thou Lout (quoth she)
  Take Pains the same to turn:

Thou art more quick to take it out,
  And eat it up half Dow,
Than thus to stay till't be enough,
  And so thy Manners show.

But serve me such another Trick,
  I'll thwack thee on the Snout;
Which made the patient King, good Man,
  Of her to stand in Doubt:

But to be brief, to bed they went,
  The good old Man and's Wife;
But never such a Lodging had
  King _Alfred_ in his Life:

For he was laid in white Sheeps Wool,
  New pull'd from tanned Fells,
And o'er his Head hang'd Spiders Webbs,
  As if they had been Bells.

Is this the Country Guise, thought he,
  Then here I will not stay;
But hence be gone as soon as breaks
  The peeping of the Day.

The cackling Hens and Geese kept roost,
  And perched at his side;
Whereat the last the watchful Cock,
  Made known the Morning Tide.

Then up got _Alfred_ with his Horn,
  And blew so long a Blast,
That made _Gillian_ and her Groom,
  In Bed full sore agast.

Arise, quoth she, we are undone,
  This Night, we lodged have,
At unawares within our House,
  A false dissembling Knave;

Rise Husband, rise, he'll cut our Throats,
  He calleth for his Mates,
I'd give old _Will_ our good Cade Lamb,
  He would depart our Gates.

But still King _Alfred_ blew his Horn
  before them, more and more,
'Till that a hundred Lords and Knights,
  All lighted at the Door:

Which cry'd all hail, all hail good King,
  Long have we look'd your Grace;
And here you find (my merry Men all)
  Your Sovereign in this place.

We shall surely be hang'd up both,
  Old _Gillian_ I much fear,
The Shepherd said, for using thus
  Our good King _Alfred_ here:

O pardon, my Liege, quoth _Gillian_ then,
  For my Husband and for me,
By these ten Bones I never thought
  The same that now I see:

And by my Hook, the Shepherd said,
  An Oath both good and true,
Before this time, O noble King,
  I never your Highness knew:

Then pardon me and my old Wife,
  That we may after say,
When first you came into our House,
  It was a happy Day.

It shall be done, said _Alfred_ streight,
  And _Gillian_ thy old Dame,
For this thy churlish using me,
  Deserveth not much Blame.

For this thy Country Guise I see,
  To be thus bluntish still,
And where the plainest Meaning is,
  Remains the smallest Ill.

And Master, lo I tell thee now,
  For thy low Manhood shown,
A Thousand Weathers I'll bestow
  Upon thee for thy own.

And pasture Ground, as much as will
  Suffice to feed them all,
And this thy Cottage I will change
  Into a stately Hall.

As for the same, as Duty binds,
  The Shepherd said, good King,
A milk white Lamb once every Year,
  I'll to your Highness bring.

And _Gillian_ my Wife likewise,
  Of Wool to make you Coats,
Will give you as much at New Year's Tide,
  As shall be worth ten Groats:

And in your Praise my Bagpipe shall
  Sound sweetly once a Year,
How _Alfred_ our renowned King,
  Most kindly hath been here.

Thanks Shepherd, thanks, quoth he again
  The next time I come hither,
My Lords with me here in this House,
  Will all be merry together.



_A_ SONG. _Sung by Mrs._ Bracegirdle.


[Music]

Cease, cease of _Cupid_ to complain,
Love, Love's a Joy even while a Pain;
Oh! then think! oh! then think;
Oh! then think how great his Blisses,
Moving Glances, balmy Kisses,
Charming Raptures, matchless Sweets,
Love, Love alone, Love, Love alone,
Love, Love alone, all Joys compleats.



_A_ SONG.

_Sung by Mrs._ BRACEGIRDLE.


[Music]

Come, come ye Nymphs,
Come ye Nymphs and ev'ry Swain,
Come ye Nymphs and ev'ry Swain,
_Galatea_ leaves the Main,
To revive us on the Plain,
To revive us, to revive us, to revive us on the Plain;
Come, come, come, come ye Nymphs,
Come ye Nymphs and ev'ry Swain,
Come ye Nymphs and ev'ry Swain,
_Galatea_ leaves the Main,
To revive us on the Plain,
To revive us on the Plain,
Come ye Nymphs and ev'ry Swain.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ John Barret.


[Music]

_Ianthia_ the lovely, the Joy of her Swain,
By _Iphis_ was lov'd, and lov'd _Iphis_ again;
She liv'd in the Youth, and the Youth in the Fair,
Their Pleasure was equal, and equal their Care;
No Time, no Enjoyment their Dotage withdrew;
But the longer they liv'd, but the longer they liv'd,
    Still the fonder they grew.

A Passion so happy alarm'd all the Plain,
Some envy'd the Nymph, but more envy'd the Swain;
Some swore 'twould be pity their Loves to invade,
That the Lovers alone for each other was made:
But all, all consented, that none ever knew,
A Nymph yet so kind, a Nymph yet so kind,
    Or a Shepherd so true.

Love saw 'em with Pleasure, and vow'd to take care
Of the faithful, the tender, the innocent Pair;
What either did want, he bid either to move,
But they wanted nothing, but ever to love:
Said, 'twas all that to bless him his God-head cou'd do,
That they still might be kind, that they still might be kind,
    And they still might be true.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

Bring out your Coney-Skins
Bring out your Coney-Skins Maids to me,
  And hold them fair that I may see,
Grey, Black and Blue, for the smaller Skins
I'll give you Bracelets, Laces, Pins,
  And for your whole Coney
  Here's ready Money,
Come gentle _Joan_, do thou begin
With thy black Coney, thy black Coney-Skin,
  And _Mary_ and _Joan_ will follow,
  With their Silver-hair'd Skins and yellow;
The White Coney-Skin I will not lay by,
For tho' it be faint, it is fair to the Eye:
The Grey it is worn, but yet for my Money,
Give me the bonny, bonny black Coney;
Come away fair Maids, your Skins will decay,
Come and take Money Maids, put your Wares away:
Ha'ye any Coney-Skins, ha'ye any Coney-Skins,
Ha'ye any Coney-Skins here to sell?



_A_ SONG.

_The Words by Mr._ Clossold, _Set by Mr._ John WILFORD.


[Music]

Nay pish, nay pish, nay pish Sir, what ails you;
  Lord! What is't you do?
I ne'er met with one so uncivil as you;
You may think as you please, but if Evil it be,
I wou'd have you to know, you're mistaken in me.
You Men now so rude, and so boistrous are grown,
A Woman can't trust her self with you alone:
I cannot but wonder what 'tis that shou'd move ye;
If you do so again, I swear, I swear, I swear, I swear,
  I swear I won't love ye.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ Motley.


[Music]

Draw _Cupid_ draw, and make fair _Sylvia_ know;
The mighty Pain her suff'ring Swain does for her undergo;
Convey this Dart into her Heart, and when she's set on Fire,
Do thou return and let her burn, like me in chast desire;
That by Experience she, may learn to pity me,
Whene'er her Eyes do tyrannize o'er my Captivity:
But when in Love we jointly move, and tenderly imbrace,
Like Angels shine, and sweetly join to one another's Face.



_A_ SONG; _The Words by a Person of a Quality. Set to Musick by Mr._
Robert Cary.


[Music]

Some brag of their _Chloris_, and some of their _Phillis_,
Some cry up their _Cælia_, and bright _Amaryllis_:
Thus Poets and Lovers their Mistresses dub,
And Goddesses fram'd from the Wash-bowl and Tub;
But away with these Fictions, and Counterfeit Folly:
There's a thousand more Charms in the Name of my _Dolly_.

I cannot describe you her Beauty and Wit,
Like Manna to each she's a relishing Bit;
She alone by Enjoyment, the more does prevail,
And still with fresh Pleasures does hoist up your Sail:
Nay, had you a Surfeit, but took of all others,
One Look from my _Dolly_ your Stomach recovers.



_The Mountebank_ SONG. _Sung by Dr._ LEVERIGO, _and his merry Andrew_
Pinkanello, _in_ Farewel to Folly. _Set by Mr._ LEVERIDGE.


[Music:

Here are People and Sports
of all sizes and sorts,
Coach'd Damsel with Squire,
and Mob in the Mire,
Tarpaulins, Trugmallions,
Lords, Ladys, Sows,
Babies, and Loobys in Scores.
Some howling, some Bawling,
some Leering, some Fleering,
some Loving, some Shoving,
with Legions of Furbelow'd Whores.

To the Tavern, some go,
and some to a Show,
see Poppets for Moppets,
Jack-puddings, for Cuddens,
Rope Dancing, Mares Prancing,
Boats flying, Quacks lying,
Pick-pockets, pick Plackets,
Beasts, Butchers, and Beaus.

Fops prat'ling, Dies rat'ling,
Rooks shaming, Puts Daming,
Whores Painted, Mask's tainted,
in Tallymans Furbelow'd Cloaths.

The Mobs Joys would you know
to yon Musick-house go,
see Tailors, and Saylors,
Whores Oily in Doily,
hear Musick, makes you sick:
Cows Skipping, Clowns tripping,
some Joaking, some Smoaking, like Spiggit and Tap;
short Measure, strange Pleasure
thus Billing, and Swilling,
some yearly, get fairly,
for Fairings Pig, Pork, and a Clap.]



_The Mountebank_ SONG. _Set and Sung by Mr._ LEVERIDGE, _in a New Play
call'd_, Farewel to Folly.


[Music:

See, Sirs, see here! a Doctor rare, who travels much at home!
Here take my Bills, take my Bills,
I cure all Ills, past, present, and to come;
the Cramp, the Stitch, the Squirt, the Itch,
the Gout, the Stone, the Pox,
the Mulligrubs, the Bonny Scrubs,
and all, all, all, all, all, _Pandora's_ Box;
Thousands I've Dissected, Thousands new erected,
and such Cures effected, as none e'er can tell.

Let the Palsie shake ye, let the Chollick rack ye,
let the Crinkums break ye, let the Murrain take ye;
Take this, take this and you are well.
Thousands, &c.

Come Wits so keen, devour'd with Spleen;
come Beaus who sprain'd your Backs,
Great-belly'd Maids, old founder'd Jades,
and Pepper'd Vizard Cracks.

I soon remove the pains of Love,
and cure the Love-sick Maid;
the Hot, the Cold, the Young,
the Old, the Living and the Dead.

I clear the Lass with Wainscot Face,
and from Pim-ginets free,
Plump Ladies Red, like _Saracen's_-head,
with toaping Rattafe.

This with a Jirk, will do your work,
and scour you o're and o're,
Read, Judge and Try, and if you die,
never believe me more,
never, never, never, never, never believe me more.]



_A_ SONG _in the_ Mock Marriage. _Sung by Mrs._ KNIGHT. _Set by Mr._
Henry Purcell.


[Music]

Oh! how you protest and solemnly swear,
  Look humble, and fawn like an Ass;
I'm pleas'd, I must own, when ever I see
  A Lover that's brought to this pass.
Keep, keep further off, you're naughty I fear,
  I vow I will never, will never, will never yield to't;
You ask me in vain; for never I swear,
  I never, no never, I never, no never,
I never, no never will do't.

For when the Deed's done, how quickly you go,
  No more of the Lover remains,
In hast you depart, whate'er we can do,
  And stubbornly throw off your Chains:
Desist then in time, let's hear on't no more,
  I vow I will never yield to't;
You promise in vain, in vain you adore,
  For I will never, no never will do't.



JOCKEY'S _Lamentation._


[Music]

_Jockey_ met with _Jenny_ fair
  Betwixt the dawning and the Day,
And _Jockey_ now is full of Care,
  For _Jenny_ stole his Heart away:
Altho' she promis'd to be true,
  Yet she, alas, has prov'd unkind,
That which do make poor _Jenny_ rue,
  For _Jenny's_ fickle as the Wind:
And, _'Tis o'er the Hills, and far away,_
_'Tis o'er the Hills, and far away,_
_'Tis o'er the Hills, and far away,_
_The Wind has blown my Plad away._

_Jockey_ was a bonny Lad,
  As e'er was born in _Scotland_ fair;
But now poor _Jockey_ is run mad,
  For _Jenny_ causes his Despair;
_Jockey_ was a Piper's Son,
  And fell in Love while he was young:
But all the Tunes that he could play,
  Was, _o'er the Hills, and far away,_
And, _'Tis o'er the Hills, and far away,_
_'Tis o'er the Hills and far away,_
_'Tis o'er the Hills and far away,_
_The Wind has blown my Plad away._

When first I saw my _Jenny's_ Face,
She did appear with sike a Grace,
With muckle Joy my Heart was fill'd;
But now alas with Sorrow kill'd.

Oh! was she but as true as fair,
  'Twou'd put an end to my Despair;
But ah, alass! this is unkind,
  Which sore does terrify my Mind;
_'Twas o'er the Hills, and far away,_
_'Twas o'er the Hills, and far away,_
_'Twas o'er the Hills, and far away,_
_That_ Jenny _stole my Heart away._

Did she but feel the dismal Woe
  That for her Sake I undergo,
She surely then would grant Relief,
  And put an end to all my Grief:
But oh, she is as false as fair,
  Which causes all my sad Despair;
She triumphs in a proud Disdain,
  And takes Delight to see my Pain;
_'Tis o'er the Hills_, &c.

Hard was my Hap to fall in Love,
  With one that does so faithless prove;
Hard was my fate to court the Maid,
  That has my constant Heart betray'd:
A thousand times to me she swore,
  She would be true for evermore:
But oh! alas, with Grief I say,
  She's stole my Heart, and ran away;
_'Twas o'er the Hills_, &c.

Good gentle _Cupid_ take my part,
  And pierce this false one to the Heart,
That she may once but feel the Woe,
  As I for her do undergo;
Oh! make her feel this raging Pain,
  That for her Love I do sustain;
She sure would then more gentle be,
  And soon repent her Cruelty;
_'Tis o'er the Hills_, &c.

I now must wander for her sake,
  Since that she will no Pity take,
Into the Woods and shady Grove,
  And bid adieu to my false Love:
Since she is false whom I adore,
  I ne'er will trust a Woman more,
From all their Charms I'll fly away,
  And on my Pipe will sweetly play;
_'Tis o'er the Hills_, &c.

There by my self I'll sing and say,
  _'Tis o'er the Hills, and far away_,
That my poor Heart is gone astray,
  Which makes me grieve both Night and Day;
Farewel, farewel, thou cruel she,
  I fear that I shall die for thee:
But if I live, this Vow I'll make,
  To love no other for your sake.
_'Tis o'er the Hills, and far away,_
_'Tis o'er the Hills, and far away,_
_'Tis o'er the Hills, and far away,_
_The Wind has blown my Plad away._



The Recruiting Officer: _Or_, The Merry Volunteers: _Being an
Excellent New Copy of Verses upon raising Recruits._

_To the foregoing Tune._


Hark! now the Drums beat up again,
For all true Soldiers Gentlemen,
Then let us list, and march I say,
Over the Hills and far away;
Over the Hills and o'er the Main,
To _Flanders_, _Portugal_ and _Spain_,
Queen _Ann_ commands, and we'll obey,
_Over the Hills and far away_.

All Gentlemen that have a Mind,
To serve the Queen that's good and kind;
Come list and enter into Pay,
Then o'er the Hills and far away;
  _Over the Hills_, &c.

Here's Forty Shillings on the Drum,
For those that Volunteers do come,
With Shirts, and Cloaths, and present Pay,
When o'er the Hills and far away;
  _Over the Hills_, &c.

Hear that brave Boys, and let us go,
Or else we shall be prest you know;
Then list and enter into Pay,
And o'er the Hills and far away,
  _Over the Hills_, &c.

The Constables they search about,
To find such brisk young Fellows out;
Then let's be Volunteers I say,
Over the Hills and far away;
  _Over the Hills_, &c.

Since now the _French_ so low are brought,
And Wealth and Honour's to be got,
Who then behind wou'd sneaking stay?
When o'er the Hills and far away;
  _Over the Hills_, &c.

No more from sound of Drum retreat,
While _Marlborough_, and _Gallaway_ beat,
The _French_ and _Spaniards_ every Day,
When over the Hills and far away;
  _Over the Hills_, &c.

He that is forc'd to go and fight,
Will never get true Honour by't,
While Volunteers shall win the Day,
When o'er the Hills and far away;
  _Over the Hills_, &c.

What tho' our Friends our Absence mourn,
We all with Honour shall return;
And then we'll sing both Night and Day,
Over the Hills and far away;
  _Over the Hills_, &c.

The Prentice _Tom_ he may refuse,
To wipe his angry Master's Shoes;
For then he's free to sing and play,
Over the Hills and far away;
  _Over the Hills_, &c.

Over Rivers, Bogs, and Springs,
We all shall live as great as Kings,
And Plunder get both Night and Day,
When over the Hills and far away,
  _Over the Hills_, &c.

We then shall lead more happy Lives,
By getting rid of Brats and Wives,
That Scold on both Night and Day,
When o'er the Hills and far away:
  _Over the Hills_, &c.

Come on then Boys and you shall see,
We every one shall Captains be,
To Whore and rant as well as they,
When o'er the Hills and far away:
  _Over the Hills_, &c.

For if we go 'tis one to Ten,
But we return all Gentlemen,
All Gentlemen as well as they,
When o'er the Hills and far away:
  _Over the Hills_, &c.



_A_ Scotch SONG. _Set by Mr._ JOHN BARRETT.


[Music]

Ah! foolish Lass, what mun I do?
My Modesty I well may rue,
  Which of my Joy bereft me;
For full of Love he came,
But out of silly shame,
With pish and phoo I play'd,
To muckle the coy Maid,
  And the raw young Loon has left me.

Wou'd _Jockey_ knew how muckle I lue,
Did I less Art, or did he shew,
  More Nature, how bleast I'd be;
I'd not have reason to complain,
That I lue'd now in vain,
Gen he more a Man was,
I'd be less a coy Lass,
  Had the raw young Loon weel try'd me.



_A_ SONG _in the Comedy call'd_ Justice Buisy, _or the_ Gentleman
Quack: _Set by Mr._ John Eccles, _Sung by Mrs._ Bracegirdle.


[Music]

No, no ev'ry Morning my Beauties renew,
Where-ever I go, I have Lovers enough;
I Dress and I Dance, and I Laugh and I Sing,
Am lovely and lively, and gay as the Spring:
I Visit, I Game, and I cast away Care,
Mind Lovers no more, than the Birds of the Air,
Mind Lovers no more, than the Birds of the Air.



_A_ SONG. _Set by Mr._ WILLIS.


[Music]

Now my Freedom's regain'd, and by _Bacchus_ I swear,
All whining dull whimsys of Love I'll cashire:
The Charm's more engaging in Bumpers of Wine,
Then let _Chloe_ be Damn'd, but let this be Divine:
Whilst Youth warms thy Veins, Boy embrace thy full Glasses,
Damn _Cupid_ and all his poor Proselyte Asses;
Let this be thy rule _Tom_, to square out thy Life,
And when Old in a Friend, thou'lt live free from all Strife,
Only envied by him that is plagu'd with a Wife.



_A_ Scotch SONG, _the Words by Mr._ Peter Noble, _Set by Mr._ John
Wilford.


[Music]

Bonny _Scottish_ Lads that keens me weel,
  Lith ye what, ye what good Luck Ise fun;
_Moggey_ is mine own in spight o'th' De'el,
  I alone her Heart has won:
Near St. _Andrew's_ Kirk in _London_ Town,
  There Ise, Ise met my Dearest Joy;
Shinening in her Silken Hued and Gown,
  But ne'er ack, ne'er ack she prov'd not Coy.

Then after many Compliments,
  Streight we gang'd into the Kirk;
There full weel she tuck the documents,
  And flang me many pleasing Smirk:
Weel I weat that I have gear enough,
  She's have a Yode to ride ont;
She's neither drive the Swine, nor the Plough,
  Whatever does betide ont.



_A New_ SONG _in the Play call'd_, a DUKE and no DUKE. _Sung by Mrs._
CIBBER.


[Music]

_Damon_ if you will believe me,
  'Tis not sighing o'er the Plain;
Songs nor Sonnets can't relieve ye,
  Faint Attempts in Love are vain:
Urge but home the fair Occasion,
  And be Master of the Field;
To a powerful kind Invasion,
  'Twere a Madness not to yield.

Tho' she vow's she'll ne'er permit ye,
  Says you're rude, and much to blame;
And with Tears implores your pity,
  Be not merciful for shame:
When the first assault is over,
  _Chloris_ time enough will find;
This so fierce and Cruel Lover,
  Much more gentle, not so kind.



_A_ SONG. _The Words made to a Tune of the late Mr._ Henry Purcell's.


[Music]

Drunk I was last Night that's poss,
  My Wife began to Scold;
Say what I cou'd for my Heart's Blood,
  Her Clack she wou'd not hold:
Thus her Chat she did begin,
  Is this your time of coming in;
The Clock strikes One, you'll be undone,
  If thus you lead your Life:
My Dear said I, I can't deny,
  But what you say is true;
I do intend, my Life to mend,
  Pray lends the Pot to Spew.

Fye, you Sot, I ne'er can bear,
  To rise thus e'ery Night;
Tho' like a Beast you never care,
  What consequence comes by't:
The Child and I may starve for you,
  We neither can have half our due;
With grief I find, you're so unkind,
  In time you'll break my Heart:
At that I smil'd, and said dear Child,
  I believe your in the wrong;
But if't shou'd be you're destiny,
  I'll sing a merry Song.



_The Gelding the Devil. Set by Mr._ Tho. Wroth.


[Music]

I met with the Devil in the shape of a Ram,
Then over and over the Sow-gelder came;
I rose and halter'd him fast by the Horns,
And pick'd out his Stones, as you would pick out Corns;
Maa, quoth the Devil, with that out he slunk,
And left us a Carkass of Mutton that stunk.

I chanc'd to ride forth a Mile and a half,
Where I heard he did live in disguise of a Calf;
I bound him and Gelt him e'er he did any evil,
For he was at the best but a young sucking Devil:
Maa, yet he cries, and forth he did steal,
And this was sold after for excellent Veal.

Some half a Year after in the Form of a Pig,
I met with the Rogue, and he look'd very big;
I caught at his Leg, laid him down on a Log,
E'er a Man could Fart twice, I made him a Hog:
Huh, huh quoth the Devil, and gave such a Jerk,
That a _Jew_ was Converted and eat of that Pork.

In Woman's attire I met him most fine,
At first sight I thought him some Angel divine;
But viewing his crab Face I fell to my Trade,
I made him forswear ever acting a Maid:
Meaw, quoth the Devil, and so ran away,
Hid himself in a Fryer's old Weeds as they say.

I walked along and it was my good chance,
To meet with a Black-coat that was in a Trance;
I speedily grip'd him and whip'd off his Cods,
'Twixt his Head and his Breech, I left little odds:
O, quoth the Devil, and so away ran,
Thou oft will be curst by many a Woman.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

When _Jemmy_ first began to love,
  He was the finest Swain;
That ever yet a Flock had drove,
  Or Danc'd upon the Plain:
'Twas then that I, woe's me poor heart,
  My Freedom threw away;
And finding sweets in every part,
  I could not say him nay.

For ever when he spake of Love,
  He wou'd his Eyes decline;
Each Sigh he gave a Heart wou'd move,
  Good faith, and why not mine:
He'd press my Hand, and Kiss it oft,
  His silence spoke his Flame;
And whilst he treated me thus soft,
  I wish'd him more to blame.

Sometimes to feed my Flock with his,
  _Jemmy_ wou'd me invite;
Where he the finest Songs would Sing,
  Me only to Delight:
Then all his Graces he display'd,
  Which were enough I trow;
To conquer any Princely Maid,
  So did he me I trow.

But now for _Jemmy_ I must Mourn,
  He to the Wars must go;
His Sheephook to a Sword must turn,
  Alack what shall I do?
His Bagpipes into Warlike sounds,
  Must now converted be;
His Garlands into fearful Wounds,
  Oh! what becomes of me?



_A_ SONG; _to the Tune of_ Woobourn _Fair._

Vol. 4. Pag. 330.


Jilting is in such a Fashion,
    And such a Fame,
    Runs o'er the Nation,
    There's never a Dame
Of highest Rank, or of Fame,
Sir, but will stoop to your Caresses,
If you do but put home your Addresses:
It's for that she Paints, and she Patches,
All she hopes to secure is her Name, Sir.

But when you find the Love fit comes upon her,
Never trust much to her Honour;
Tho' she may very high stand on't,
Yet when her love is Ascendant,
Her Vertue's quite out of Doors
    High Breeding, rank Feeding,
    With lazy Lives leading,
    In Ease and soft Pleasures,
    And taking loose Measures,
    With Play-house Diversions,
    And Midnight Excursions,
    With Balls Masquerading,
    And Nights Serenading,
Debauch the Sex into Whores, Sir.



_A_ SONG.

_Set by Mr._ PACK.


[Music]

Farewel ungrateful Traytor,
  Farewel my Perjur'd Swain:
Let never injur'd Creature,
  Believe a Man again:
The pleasure of possessing,
  Surpasses all expressing;
But Joys too short a Blessing,
  And love too long a Pain:
_But Joys too short a Blessing,_
  _And Love too long a Pain._

'Tis easie to deceive us,
  In pity of your Pain;
But when we Love, you leave us,
  To rail at you in vain:
Before we have descry'd it,
  There is no Bliss beside it;
But she that once has try'd it,
  Will never Love again.

The Passion you pretended,
  Was only to obtain;
But when the Charm is ended,
  The Charmer you disdain:
Your Love by ours we measure,
  'Till we have lost our Treasure;
But dying is a Pleasure,
  When living is a Pain.



_A_ SONG.


[Music]

You I Love by all that's true,
More than all things here below;
with a Passion far more great,
Than e'er Creature loved yet:
And yet still you cry forbear,
Love no more, or Love not here.

Bid the Miser leave his Ore,
Bid the Wretched sigh no more;
Bid the Old be young again,
Bid the _Nun_ not think of Man:
_Sylvia_ thus when you can do,
Bid me then not think on you.

Love's not a thing of Choice, but Fate,
What makes me Love, that makes you Hate:
_Sylvia_ you do what you will,
Ease or Cure, Torment or Kill:
Be Kind or Cruel, False or True,
Love I must, and none but you.



_A_ SONG.

Note: _You must Sing 8 lines to the first Strain._


[Music]

Let's be merry blith and jolly,
Stupid Dulness is a Folly;
'Tis the Spring that doth invite us,
Hark, the chirping Birds delight us:
Let us Dance and raise our Voices,
Every Creature now rejoyces;
Airy Blasts and springing Flowers,
Verdant Coverings, pleasant Showers:
Each plays his part to compleat this our Joy,
And can we be so dull as to deny.

Here's no foolish surly Lover,
That his Passions will discover;
No conceited fopish Creature,
That is proud of Cloaths or Feature:
All things here serene and free are,
They're not Wise, are not as we are;
Who acknowledge Heavens Blessings,
In our innocent Caressings:
Then let us Sing, let us Dance, let us Play,
'Tis the Time is allow'd, 'tis the Month of _May_.



_A New_ SONG, _the Words by Mr._ J.C. _Set to Musick by Dr._ Prettle.


[Music]

No _Phillis_, tho' you've all the Charms,
  Ambitious Woman can desire;
All Beauty, Wit, and Youth that warms,
  Or sets our foolish Hearts on fire:
Yet you may practice all your Arts,
  In vain to make a Slave of me;
You ne'er shall re-engage my Heart,
  Revolted from your Tyranny:
_You ne'er shall re-engage my Heart,_
  _Revolted from your Tyranny._

When first I saw those dang'rous Eyes,
  They did my Liberty betray;
But when I knew your Cruelties,
  I snatch'd my simple Heart away:
Now I defy your Smiles to win,
  My resolute Heart, no pow'r th'ave got;
Tho' once I suck'd their Poyson in,
  Your Rigour prov'd an Antidote.



_The Epilogue to the_ Island Princes, _Set by Mr._ Clark, _Sung by
Mrs._ Lindsey, _and the Boy._


[Music]

Now to you ye dry Wooers,
Old Beaus, and no doers,
So doughty, so gouty,
So useless and toothless,
Your blindless, cold kindness,
  Has nothing of Man;
Still doating, or gloating,
Still stumbling, or fumbling,
Still hawking, still baulking,
  You flash in the Pan:
Unfit like old Brooms,
For sweeping our Rooms,
You're sunk and you're shrunk,
  Then repent and look to't;
In vain you're so upish, in vain you're so upish.
  You're down ev'ry foot.



_A_ Scotch SONG, _Set by Mr._ R. BROWN.


[Music]

_Jockey_ loves his _Moggy_ dearly,
  He gang'd with her to _Perth_ Fair;
There we Sung and Pip'd together,
  And when done, then down I'd lay her:
I so pull'd her, and so lull'd her,
  Both o'erwhelm'd with muckle Joy;
_Mog._ kiss'd _Jockey_, _Jockey_ _Moggy_,
  From long Night to break of Day.

I told _Mog._ 'twas muckle pleasing,
  _Moggey_ cry'd she'd do again such;
I reply'd I'd glad gang with thee,
  But 'twould wast my muckle Coyn much:
She lamented, I relented,
  Both wish'd Bodies might increase;
Then we'd gang next Year together,
  And my Pipe shall never cease.



_A_ SONG, _in the_ Lucky Younger Brother, _or, the_ Beau Defeated;
_Set by Mr._ John Eccles, _and Sung by Mr._ BOWMAN.


[Music]

_Delia_ tir'd _Strephon_ with her Flame,
  While languishing, while languishing she view'd him;
The well dress'd Youth despis'd the Dame,
  But still, still; but still the old Fool pursu'd him:
Some pity on a Wretch bestow,
  That lyes at your Devotion;
Perhaps near fifty Years ago,
Perhaps near fifty Years ago,
  I might have lik'd the Motion.

If you, proud Youth, my Flame despise,
  I'll hang me in my Garters;
Why then make hast to win the Prize,
  Among loves foolish Martyrs:
Can you see _Delia_ brought so low,
  And make her no Requitals?
_Delia_ may to the Devil go, _Delia_ may to the Devil,
Devil go, to the Devil, Devil, Devil, Devil, Devil, Devil go for
  _Strephon_;
Stop my Vitals, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop my Vitals.



_A_ SONG, _Set by Mr._ John Weldon.


[Music]

Swain thy hopeless Passion smother,
Perjur'd _Cælia_ loves another;
In his Arms I saw her lying,
Panting, Kissing, Trembling, Dying:
There the Fair deceiver swore,
As once she did to you before.

Oh! said you, when She deceives me,
When that Constant Creatures leave me;
_Isis_ Waters back shall fly,
And leave their _Ouzy_ Channels dry:
Turn your Waters, leave your Shore,
For perjur'd _Cælia_ loves no more.



_A_ SONG _in the Comedy call'd the_ BITER, _Set by Mr._ John Eccles,
_and Sung by Mr._ Cook.


[Music]

_Chloe_ blush'd and frown'd and swore,
  And push'd me rudely from her;
I call'd her Faithless, Jilting Whore,
  To talk to me of Honour:
But when I rose and wou'd be gone,
  She cry'd nay, whither go ye?
Young _Damon_ saw, now we're alone,
  Do, do, do what you will, do what you will with _Chloe_:
Do what you will, what you will, what you will with _Chloe_,
Do what you will, what you will, what you will with _Chloe_.



_A_ SONG _in_ Rinaldo _and_ Armida: _Set by Mr._ John Eccles. _Sung by
Mr._ Gouge.


[Music]

The Jolly, Jolly Breeze,
That comes whistling through the Trees;
From all the blissful Regions brings,
Perfumes upon its spicy Wings:
With its wanton motion curling,
Curling, curling, curling the crystal Rills,
Which down, down, down, down the Hills,
Run, run, run, run, run o'er Golden gravel purling.



_A_ SONG _on the_ Punch Bowl. _To the foregoing Tune._


The Jolly, Jolly Bowl,
That does quench my thirsty Soul;
When all the mingling Juice is thrown,
Perfum'd with fragrant Goar Stone:
With it's wanton Toast too, curling,
Curling, curling, curling, curling the Nut-brown Riles,
Which down, down, down, down by the Gills,
Run through ruby Swallows purling.



_The_ PROLOGUE _in the_ Island-Princess, _Set and Sung by Mr._
LEVERIDGE.


[Music]

You've been with dull Prologues here banter'd so long,
They signify nothing, or less than a Song;
To sing you a Ballad this Tune we thought fit,
For Sound has oft nickt you, when Sence could not hit:
Then Ladies be kind, and Gentlemen mind,
Wit Capers, play Sharpers, loud Bullies, tame Cullies,
Sow grumblers, Wench Fumblers give ear ev'ry Man:
Mobb'd Sinners in Pinners, kept Foppers, Bench-hoppers,
High-Flyers, Pit-Plyers, be still if you can:
You're all in Damnation, you're all in Damnation for Leading the Van.

Ye Side-Box Gallants, whom the vulgar call Beaus,
Admirers of Self, and nice Judges of Cloaths;
Who now the War's over cross boldly the Main,
Yet ne'er were at Seiges, unless at Campaign:
Spare all on the Stage, Love in every Age,
Young Tattles, Wild Rattles, Fan-Tearers, Mask-Fleerers,
Old Coasters, Love boasters, who set up for Truth:
Young Graces, Black Faces, some Faded, some Jaded,
Old Mothers, and others, who've yet a Colt's Tooth:
See us Act that in Winter, you'd all Act in Youth.

You Gallery Haunters, who love to lye snug,
And maunch Apples or Cakes, while some Neighbour you hugg;
Ye lofties, Genteels, who above us all sit,
And look down with Contempt, on the Mob in the Pit,
Here's what you like best, Jigg, Song and the rest,
Free Laughers, close Graffers, dry Jokers, old Soakers,
Kind Cousins, by Dozens, your Customs don't break:
Sly Spouses with Blouses, grave Horners, in Corners,
Kind No-wits, save Poets, clap 'till your Hands ake,
And tho' the Wits Damn us, we'll say the Whims take.



_A_ SONG _Set by Mr._ JOHN BARRETT, _and Sung by Mrs._ LINDSEY.


[Music]

_Cælia_ hence with Affectation,
  Hence with all this careless Air;
Hypocrisy is out of Fashion,
  With the Witty and the Fair:
Nature all thy Arts discloses,
  While the Pleasures she supplies;
Paint thy glowing Cheeks with Roses,
  And inflame thy sparkling Eyes.

Foolish _Cælia_ not to know,
  Love thy Int'rest and thy Duty;
Thou to love alone dost owe,
  All thy Joy, and all thy Beauty:
Mark the tuneful Feather'd kind,
  At the coming of the Spring;
All in happy Pairs are joyn'd,
  And because they love they Sing.



_A_ SONG, _Set by Mr._ CLARK.


[Music]

How often have I curs'd that sable Deceit,
  For making me wish and admire;
And rifle poor _Ovid_ to learn to intreat,
  When Reason might check my desire:
For sagely of late it has been disclos'd,
  There's nothing, nothing conceal'd uncommon;
No Miracles under a Mask repos'd,
  When knowing _Cynthia's_ a Woman.

Tho' Beauty's great Charms our Sences delude,
  'Tis the Centre attracts our Needle;
And Love's a Jest when thought to intrude,
  The design of it to unriddle:
A Virgin may show strange coyness in Love,
  And tell you Chimera's of Honour;
But give her her Wish, the Man she approves,
  No Labour he'll have to win her.


FINIS.





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public domain materials for these purposes and may be able to help.

+ Keep it legal -  Whatever your use, remember that you are responsible for
ensuring that what you are doing is legal. Do not assume that just because
we believe a book is in the public domain for users in the United States,
that the work is also in the public domain for users in other countries.
Whether a book is still in copyright varies from country to country, and we
can't offer guidance on whether any specific use of any specific book is
allowed. Please do not assume that a book's appearance in Doctrine Publishing
ISYS search  means it can be used in any manner anywhere in the world.
Copyright infringement liability can be quite severe.

About ISYS® Search Software
Established in 1988, ISYS Search Software is a global supplier of enterprise
search solutions for business and government.  The company's award-winning
software suite offers a broad range of search, navigation and discovery
solutions for desktop search, intranet search, SharePoint search and embedded
search applications.  ISYS has been deployed by thousands of organizations
operating in a variety of industries, including government, legal, law
enforcement, financial services, healthcare and recruitment.



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