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to your rude health,

Text: Let the woman be damned a moderate fate‥


Let the woman be damned a moderate fate, or die an old maid as grey as a cat, that her lover refuses for want of estate,
but let her that sets man like a beast to be sold, and above mettled flesh loves a lump of dead gold, look green when she’s young and be poxed when she’s old,
but let those that are wise condemn the dull store, wives chose by their weight will be weighty no more, if for gold they will wed, for the same they will whore.

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