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An Aduertifement

to the wife and difcreete

REader; hee that in difcription of a wic-
ked man, doth perfonate him, is to
fpeake as that wicked man, not befee-
ming a good man; or elfe he can not aptly
deliuer him in his kinde, fo odious as hee is :
In refpeci whereof, let not any fpeach herein
be mifconflrued, which is onely fet downe
as fpoken by the rebellious Heretiques, the
more truely to explaine them as notorious as
they were. Vale.




TO THE READER.

N this vn-weeded Garden of the
World, hathfprungvp through alages
of the fame, mofi innumerable encn of
all forted kindes, that haue been- oppo-
fite to Vertue, and purfucrs of Vice;
Such as haue with great trauell and
labour taken payiies to goe to Hell, and
runne the broade zvay path with Hindes feete, in all poafling
fpeede that the Diuell could employ them. Amongfl the reft
of this fearefull race runners (of their variable qualities) here
is a defcriptio7i of the moft notorious Rebels and Heretiques of
Europe, certaine Germane A nabaptiftes,fuch as would haue
all things common, and all men at free zvill and libertie to do
what they lift, without controivle of any Atithoritie: cuery
mans Will Lazu; and cuery ones Dreame Doclrine.

Before the comming of our Sauiour Chrift ; Theudas, and
Iudas Galilasus, two f editions felloives of faclious fpirit,f edu-
ced the I ewes : Thefirfl of them faying, that hee zvas a Prophet
fent from God for mans good ; and that by his owne poiverfull
word, hee coidd deuide the zvaters of Iordan in as admirable

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To the Reader.

fort, as Iofliua theferuant of the Lord had done. The other \
did earneflly promife to enlarge the Iewes from the fernitnde
and yoke of the Romans : both of them by thefe meanes, dra-
wing after them great multitudes of people; and both of them
comming vnto deferued deflruclion: For Fatus the Gouer-
nour of Iury ouertooke Theudas, and fent his head as a mo-
nument to Ierufalem: and Iudas likezvife peri/lied, and all his
folloiving confederates zvere difperfed.

After our Sauiour Chrift, in the time of his blefscd Apo-
flles, Elimas the Sorcerer mightely withflood the proceeding
of Paule & Barnabas, fowing the feed of Herejie in the minde
of Sergius Paulus Deputie: but the iudgement of God ouer-
tooke him, and he zvas flrucken with blindnejfe. Not long after
him, in the raigne of Adrian the Emperour, arofe an other cal-
led Bencochab, that prof ejfed himfelfe to be the Mefsias, & to
hauc defended from Heauen in the likenes of a Starre,for the
fafetie & redemption of the people: by which fallacie, he drew
after him a world of f editions people; but at lafl, hec and
many of his credulous route wcreflaine, and was called by the
Iewes (in contempt) Bencozba (that is) the Sonne of a lie.

Manes, of whom the Maniches tooke their name and firfl
originall, forged in his fooliJJi braine a fiction of two Gods,

and




To the Reader.

and two beginners; and reiccling the old Teflament, and the
true God, which is reuealed in the fame; publi/Jied a fift Gof-
pell of his owne forgerie, reporting himfelfe to be the Holy
Ghoft : When he had thus with diimlging his diuelifli Here-
fies and Blafphemies tnfeflcd the world, being purfued by Gods
iufl iudgement, hee was for other wicked praclizes taken, and
his skinne pulled otter his cares aliue.

Montanus that notorious blafphemous wretch, of whom
t/te Montanifts tooke their ofspring, denycd Chrift our Sa-
uiour to be GOD, faying: Hee was but Man onely, like
other men, without any participation of Diuine efsence: Hee
called himfelfe the Comforter, and Holy fpirit, which was pro-
mifed to come into the world; and Ids two Wiues Prifcilla
and Maximilla, he named his Propheteffes, and their zvritings
Prophefes: yet all their cunnmg could not preuent nor fore-
tell a wretched and defperate end zvhich befell him; for after
he had of long time deluded the ivorld, in imitation of Iudas,
hee hanged himfelfe.

Infinite are the examples that may be collecled out of the
regiflers of foregone ages, touchittg the lamentable euilles,
flaughters, blood, and death, that haue enfued from the dam-
nable heriticall Inflruments of the Diuell; and how the peo-

A. pie




To the Reader.

pie (affecling Nouclties, and Innovations) haue concurred
from time to time, with the plotters endeuours, Hiftorics are
full of their memories. Mofl Rebellions do pretende Religion
for them f elites : No Villaine but dare tume a good outfide to
the eye, though the infide be as bad, as heart can imagine.

Thefe infamous Rebels and Heretiques in Germanie,
pretended Religion; they would be Reformers of the Church,
and State: new Doclrine of their owne franticke conceites:
no Childred flwuld be Baptized: all thinges fJiould be com-
mon, & no Magij Irate to goucrne, but euery man at his owne
liber tie to doe ivhat he lift; take ivhatfoeuer he flood in need of,
without pay '■: pluralitie of Wiues: no recouerie of wrong full
detayned Goodes, and fuch like villanous roguiflt fluff e, that
neuer a Theefe in the world would refufe to fubferibe vnto it.

This zvas no fooner taught by Iohn Leyden, alias Yoncker
Hans a Dutch Taylor, Tom Mynter a parifli Clarke, Knip-
perdulling a Smyth, and Crafteing a Ioyner; but it was un-
braced by thoufandes of the Boorcs, and vulgar illiterate
Clozvnes, who in great companies dayly reforted vnto them
foorth of all Townes and Villages: A mofl rude rafcall com-
panie that regarded 7ieither Gods fear e, nor mans fauour, men
HELLE BROKE LOOSE.

In




To the Reader.

In their outragious madnes, they attempted much villanic,
omitting to put nothing in practize that flood zvith their hu-
mours lyking; as good Commons Wealths men, as Iacke
Straw, Watt Tyler, Tom Myller, Iohn Ball, &c. in the
raigne of Richard the 2. and as found D mines for Doclrine,
as Hackets Difciplcs; that preached in Cheapefide in a
Peafe-cart: Yet they found of their oivne fratemitie to man-
nage the Diuels ajfayres; and muflering tJiemfclues togeather,
all compofed of the fcumbe and wafle worfer-fort could be ra-
ken vp, they proceeded fo farrc, that they tooke the Toivne of
Munfter, and there for a time, domineerd as if they had been
Electors apeece to the Emperour; vntill beeing beleagerd by
the Dttke of Saxon, they were taught to tafle Iww Extremitie
did fauour, finding the bitternejfe of their rafli and graceleffe
attemptes, to punifli them mofl fence rely in the end: For when
Cattcs, Dogges, Rattes and Mycc, grew fcarce and daintie,
(No common difli, but choyce dyet for Iohn Leyden, and the
Lordes of his counfaile Knipperdulling the Smyth, Crafteing
the Ioyner, and Tom Mynter the Clarke;) They zvere con-
ftrayned to frie old grcafic Buffe leather Ierkins, and Parch-
ments, Coouers of Bookcs, Bootes in St cakes, and Stciv-pottes of
old Shoes, till in the end being famijlied as leane as dryed

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To the Reader.

Stock-fi/Ji, they were fubdncd ': and Leyden (who had tearmed
hintfelfe King of Munfter) with his Nobles, made of Smyth,
Ioyner, and Parifh-Clarke, were according to the injl re-
ward of all Rebels, pnt to death, with great torture: and be-
ing dead, their bodyes were Jiang' d in Iron Cages vpon tJie
toppe of tJie Jiigh Steeple in Munfter called S. Lamberts
Steeple, for an example to all of Rebell race: TJicir Confede-
rates in great multitudes Jiauing perifhed tvitJi tJie Sword and
famine, may togeatJier witli all Tray tors witnejfe to tJie world
tJirougJiout all enfuing ages, Jww GOD witJi vengeance re-
wardes allfucJi State-diflurbers, and factious Rebels.




THE GHOST OF

IACKE STRAW.
Prologue.

I That did a£t on Smythfeildes bloodie Stage,
In fecond Richards young and tender age:
And there recei'ud from Walworths fatall hand,
The ftabb of Death, which life did countermand:
Am made a Prulogue to the Tragedie,
Of LEYDEJV, a Dutch Taylors villanie.
Not that I ere conforted with that flaue,
My rafcall rout in Hollenjhed you haue :
But that in name, and nature wee agree,
An Englijh Traytor I, Dutch Rebell hee.
In my Confort, I had the Prieft Iohn Ball;
Mynter the Clarke, vnto his fhare did fall.
Hee, to haue all things common did intend :
And my Rebellion, was to fuch an end.
Euen in a word, wee both were like apoynted,

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PROLOGVE.

To take the Sword away from Gods Anoynted :
And for examples to the worlds laft day,
Our Traytours names fhall neuer weare away :
The fearefull Path's that hee and I haue trod,
Haue bin accurfed in the fight of God.
Heere in this Regifter, who ere doth looke,
(Which may be rightly call'd The bloody Booke)
Shall fee how bafe and rude thofe Villains bee,
That do attempt like LE YDEN; plot like mee.
And how the Diu'll in whofe name they begon,
Payes them Hells wages, when their worke is don:
" Treafon is bloodie; blood thereon attends:
" Traytors are bloodie, and haue bloodie ends.



FINIS.




10



THE ARGVMENT.

FRom darke Damnations vault, where Horrours dwell,
Inf email Furies, forth the lake of Hell
Ariu'd on earth, and with their damned euils
FiWd the whole world full of Incamat D euils:
For all thejinnes that Hells vaflgulfe containes,
In euery age, and euery kingdome raignes:
Murder, and Treafon, Falfe difloy all plots,
Sedition, Herefie, and roguifli knots:
Of trayfrous Rebels; Some of highefl place,
Andfome of meanefl fort, mofl rafcall bace:
Of which degree, behold a curfed crue,
Such as Hells-mouth into the World didfpue:
10 HN LEYDEN, but a Taylor by his trade,
Of Munfler towne a King would needes be made:
A Parrifh Clarke, a Ioyner, and a Smyth,
His Nobles were, whom hee tooke counf ell with:
To thefe adioyned thoufands, Boores and Clownes,
Out of the Villages, and Germane Townes:
Whereof great lojfe of 'blood greeuous enfew'd,
Before that Campe of Hell could befubdewd.

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THE LIFE AND DEATH

OF IOHN LEYDEN.

"\ 7"\ 7"Hen nights blacke mantle ouer th' earth was laide,
V V And Cinthias face all curtaine-drawne with clouds :
When vifions do appeare in darkfome fhade,
And nights fweet reft, dayes care in quiet fhrowds;
About the hower of twelue in dead of night,
A mangled Corfe appeared to my fight.

Skin torne, Flefh wounded, vgly to behold:
A totterd Body peece-meale pull'd in funder:
Harken (quoth hee) to that which fhall be told,
And looke not thus amaz'd with feare and wonder:
Though I am all beftabbed, flafh'd, and torne,
I am not Ccefar, him, an's ghoft I fcorne.

Icke bin Hans Ley den; vnderftandft thou Dutch?
IOHN LEYDEN King of Munfler, I am hee,
That haue in Germanie bin feard as much,
As any Ccefar in the world could bee :
From the firft houre that I armes did take,
I made the Germaine Gallants feare and quake.

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THE LIFE AND DEATH

By facultie at firft, I was a Taylour,
But all my minde was Kingly eue'ry thought :
For e'en with Cerberus, Hels dogged Iaylour,
A combat hand to hand I durft haue fought :
Then with my trade, what's hee that hath to doo ?
Old Father Adam was a Taylour too:



Hee made him Fig leaue Breeches at his fall,

And of that ftuffe his Wife a Kirtle wore :

Then let both Needle, Threed, my Sheares and all,

Keepe with the trade ; a Noble minde I bore :

And let this Title witnes my renowne,

IOHN LE YD EN Taylour, King of Munjler towne.

My Councellers were thefe, a valiant Smyth,
As tall a man as euer ftrooke a heate,
Call'd Knipperdulling; wondrous full of pith:
Crafting the Ioyner, one of courage great :
Tom Mynter, a madd Rogue, our Parrifh Clarke,
Whofe do6trine wee with diligence did marke.



Hee




OF IOHN LEYDEN.

Hee taught on topp of Mole-hill, Bufh, and Tree,
The Traytors text in England; Par/on Ball
Affirming wee ought Kings apeece to bee,
And euery thing be common vnto all:
For when old Adam delu'd, and Euah fpan,
Where was my filken veluet Gentleman?

Wee Adams Sonnes; Hee Monarch of the Earth,
How can wee chufe but be of Royall blood?
Beeing all defcended from fo high a birth?
Why mould not wee fhare wealth, and worldly good ?
Turn Maifters (quoth Tom Mynter) reafon binds it,
Hee that lacks Mony, take it where he finds it.

Why, is not euery thing Gods guift, we haue?
Doe Beaftes and Cattell buy the Graffe they eate?
Shall that be fould, which Nature freely gaue?
Why mould a Man pay Mony for his Meate,
Or buy his Drinke, that parboyld Beere and Ale,
The Fyfhes broth, which Brewers do retayle?



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THE LIFE AND DEATH

Pray who is Landlord to the Lyons den ?
Or who payes Houfe-rent for the Foxes hole ?
Shall Beaftes enioy more priuiledge then Men?
May they feed dayly vpon that is ftole,
Eating and drinking freely Natures ftore,
Yet pay for nought they take, nor goe on fcore?



Do not the Fowles fhare fellow like together,
And freely take their foode eu'en where they pleafe,
A whole yeeres dyet coftes them not a Fether?
And likewife all the Fyfhes in the Seas,
Do they not franckly feed on that they get,
And for their victu'als are in no mans debt ?



And fhall Man, being Lord of all the reft,

(Vnto whofe feruice thefe were all ordayned)

Of meate, nor drinke, nor clothing, be poffeft,

Vnleffe the fame by Mony be obtayned ?

Pay Houfe-rent, buy his foode, and all his clothing,

When other Creatures haue good cheare for nothing?



Wee'le




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OF IOHN LEYDEN.

Wee'le none of that (quoth I, to my conforts.)
No (quoth Tom Mynter) frends, it ought not bee :
Come Libertie, and Wealth, and Princely /ports :
Why, Kings are made of Clay; and fo are wee:
Wee'le ayme our thoughts on high, at Honors marke :
All rowly, powly; Tayler, Smyth, and Clarke.



Wee are the men will make our Valours knowne,

To teach this doting world new reformation :

New Lawes, and new Religion of our owne,

To bring our felues in wondrous admiration :

Let's turne the world cleane vpfide downe, (mad flaues)

So to be talk'd of, when w'are in our Graues.



Braue K nipper dulling, fet thy Forge on fire.
It fhall be done this prefent night (quoth hee,)
Tom Mynter, leaue Amen vnto the Quier.
Quoth Tom, I fcorne hencefoorth a Clarke to bee,
Corncllis, hang thy woodden Ioyners trade,
For Noble-men apeece you fhall be made.



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THE LIFE AND DEATH

And fellow mates; Nobles and Gallants all,
To Maieftie you muft your mindes difpofe :
My Lord Hans Hogg, forfake your Butchers flail.
Hendrick the Botcher, ceafe from heeling Hofe.
Claffe Chaundler, let your Weick and Tallow lye,
And Peetcr Cobler, caft your old Shooes by.



For you my valiant Lords, are men of witt,
And farre too good for bafe and feruile trades,
Your Martiall power may be compared fitt,
Vnto the ftrength of our flrong Germane lades :
Who if they had but knowledge to their force,
What whittling Car-man could commaund his Horfe?



Your guifts are rare, and fingular to finde,
Beeing full of courage, refolute, and wife :
Yet to behold thefe parts you haue bin blinde.
Oh could you fee your Valour with mine eyes,
You would exclame that Ignoraunce fo long,
Hath done fo worthy Men, fuch open wrong.



But




is



OF IOHN LEYDEN.

But now my Lyon-harted Caualiers,

Let vs march after war-like Mars his Drome,

Your Prentifhips are out of fubieft yeeres ;

Now let vs fhow the Houfes whence wee come:

For wondrous matters there are to be done,

Crownes muft be conquerd, Kingdoms muft be wonne.



Tom Mynter, goe and preach vnto the Boores
All Libertie, all Freedome, Eafe, and Wealth:
And if they will, alow them Queanes and Whores :
Bid them Drinke free, and pledge Good-fellows health :
Say Goods are common, each man to fuffize,
The Rich-mans purfe, is Poore-mans lawfull prize.

Tell them, they need not ftand on honeft dealing,
To borrow Mony, and to pay againe :
And thofe that haue occafion to be ftealing,
May take a Purfe, if need do fo conftraine:
Poore Men muft haue it : Gentlemen muft Hue :
Good-fellowes cannot ftay till Mifers giue.



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THE LIFE AND DEATH

There's none of vs (my Maifters) but may want,
Our Purfes may haue emptie ftomackes all,
But he mall finde his dyet to be fcant,
Whofe credit's fcord vpon an Ale-houfe wall,
I owe a debt my felfe onely for Beere,
Amounts to more then I haue earnd this yeere.



And let me come to a bafe Tapfters houfe,
Where I but owe fome twentie doofen of Beere,
The rafcall will not giue me one carowfe,
But tels me ftraight how eu'ery thing is deere:
Tis a hard world, the Brewer muft be pay'd :
Thus on my emptie Purfe the Villaine play'd.

This is his ftate, whofe Purfe is lyned thin,
And goes on truft, beholding for his fhot,
With, By your leaue, hee muft come creeping in :
I pray you Brother, let vs haue a Pot,
How does all heere? pray is mine Hoftes well?
Curffe not your debters: How doeft honeft Nell.



This




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OF IOHN LEYDEN

This fhaking humor, I do much deteft,

Which emptie Purfes do inflict on fome :

I can not be beholden, I proteft,

Mony muft make mee welcome where I come :

If Siluer in my Pockets do not ring,

All's out of tune with mee in eu'ry thing.



What extreame griefe doth Monyes want procure?
How madd and franticke doth it make the minde ?
Againe, how chearefully can Mony cure?
When Phificke comes in Gold, and Siluer's kinde,
To thinke on this, what's hee, that would not craue it,
And fight himfelfe out of his skin to haue it?

Thus my braue Caualiers, you plainely fee,
Vpon what golden ground wee fet our foote,
Courage Dutch bloods, I fay couragious bee,
Wee will haue Wealth, and Libertie to boote :
Let vs goe forward as we haue begone.
And wee'le make bloody fport before ti's done.



C.



Iohn




IOHN LEYDEN, TOM MINTER,

KNIPPERDVLLING, and their

confortcs; thefirji inucntors of the

Drcames and Dotages of the

hcriticall Anabaptifts

in Germanic.

THere neuer was fo odious a pretence,
Nor any Act fo wicked and fo vile,
But fome would take vpon them a defence
To colour it; the eafier to beguile
The fimple fort, which haue vnftayed mindes,
Whofe haftie Iudgment Errour eafly blindes.



So thefe leawd wretches, fprung from Villain race,

That had all Pietie in deteftation :

A Rafcall fort, that were eu'en fpent of Grace,

Would take on them Religions reformation :

And in the fore-front of their villanie,

Tom Mynter vtters new fond Herezie.

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THE LIFE AND DEATH

Deare Friends (quoth he) that wee may haue fucceffe,

In this our honorable enterprife:

Which you fhall fee the very heau'ens will bleffe,

If from a Chriftian zeale it do arife,

Let's mende the Church in matters are amiffe,

Efpecially in one thing; which is this,



Chrijl gaue commifsion to the twelue, faying:
Into all Nations', Preach, and there Baptize.
So that you fee the very wordes doe fhowe,
And from the fubftaunce of them doth arife,
Wee firft muft be of yeeres to vnderftand,
Before wee take that Sacrament in hand.



Goc



Therefore wee'le haue no Babes to be Baptized,
Vntill thy come to yeeres of ripe difcretion,
That of the Fayth they may be firft aduifed
And yeeld the world accompt of their profefsion ;
For you may fee, vnleffe your fight be blinde,
Belief e is firft, and Baptifme comes behinde.



And




OF IOHN LEYDEN.

And yet (my Maiftars) you may dayly fee,
In any Country where fo ere you come,
Such ftore of little Children chriftned bee :
T'is infinite for one to count the fumme :
But let vs take another courfe, I pray;
Thofe forward Sucklings fhall hereafter ftay.

What fay you to it? are you all agreed,

That this fame do6lrine fhall be our chiefe ground ?

It fhall (fayd Leydcn) and I haue decreed,

That it be helde for holfome, good, and found :

And for example I haue thought it beft,

To be new Chriftned heere, before the reft.

Let's haue a Bafon, and fome Water ftraight,

With all the prefent fpeed it may be brought :

For I perceiue this matter is of waight,

My Chrift'ning when I was a Child, is nought :

Surely I thinke I am no Chriftian yet,

A Booke good honeft Myntcr quickly get.



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THE LIFE AND DEATH

Well fayd, ar't readie? Shall wee need God-father?

Yes : take you Harman Cromme, or any other :

I haue a minde to Knipperdulling rather:

And Tannckin may feme to be God-mother,

Or Knipperdulling ioyn'd with Harmon Cromme :

Let it be fo: fome water; quickly come.



Thus on they goe, with errours foule defil'd,

In rude prophaning Holy ordinaunce:

And My nter asketh, Who doth name the Child ?

Call him (quoth Knipperdulling) Yoncker Hans,

His noble minde, and nature do agree,

And therefore hee a Yoncker Hans fhall be.



Now (quoth Tom My nter) let mee make a motion,
To which I do befeech you all incline :
Let euery man that's heere, with one deuotion,
Come follow mee to drinke fome Rennifh wine;
Our inward loue, let outward deedes reueale it,
And to the Tauerne let vs goe and feale it.



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The Rebels dayly increafing in great multitudes of the
rude Boores, and illiterate Clozuues, propounded vnto
themfelues diners monflrous abfurditics, confir-
med by their Captaines Yoncker, Hans, and
Knipperdulling : which by them are
Intituled Tzvelue Articles of
Chriflian Libertie.

WHat is it from the Cocatrice doth paffe,
But fuch a natur'd Serpent as him felfe ?
What fees an Ape within a Looking-glaffe,
But a deformed, and ill fauour'd elfe?
What Good fruite commeth from an euill tree?
Or how mould Villains ought but Villains bee?



Like defper'at mad-men, voyde of Reafons vfe,

They run to any outrage can be thought :

And Libertie is made the Rebels fcufe,

Which now by Dreames and Fancies fo hath wrought,

That Yoncker Hans vnto his rable rout,

Twelue Articles of Libertie giues out.

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THE LIFE AND DEATH

And firft fets downe : They need not ftand in feare

Of Magiftrate or Ruler, for offence :

But they themfelues might caufes freely heare,

And fo end matters; fauing much expence

Of Coyne in Fees, which vnto Lawyers fall :

For wee'le (quoth Yonker Hans) be Lawyers all.



If that a wrong to any man be done,
Let him repaire to mee, and my two Lords,
Wee'le end the ftrife fo foone as ti's begone :
For halfe a doozen of Beere, in quiet words,
And make them drinke together, and be friends,
Shake hands, and like good fellowes make amends.

Next, if a man's difpofed for to ride,
And hath no Horfe, nor doth intend to hire,
Hee may take one vpon the high-way fide,
To feme, as his occafion doth require,
All-wayes prouided, when his Iournye's don,
Hee is to turne him loofe, and let him run.



Alfo,




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OF IOHN LEYDEN.

Alfo, if any Woman chaunce to marrie,
And that her Husband prooue not to her minde,
Shee fhall be at her choyce with him to tarrie,
Or take an other whom fhe knowes more kinde:
Wee thinke it meete no Woman mould be bound,
To him in whom no kindnes can be found.



For if fhee match for Wit, and hee turne Clowne,
Or any way her bargaine prooueth ill,
Shee may ftay with him till her wedding Gowne
Be worne, and then be at her owne free-will,
To take another, and exchange the Lout :
This Law of our's, fhall ferue to beare her out.



Yea, further (which fliould haue bin fayd before)
That man which hath not Wife enough of one,
Why, let him (if he pleafe) take halfe a fcore :
Wee'le be his warrant, for to builde vpon :
Wee in our wifedomes do alow it fo,
For good found reafons that wee haue to fhow.



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For fay, you meete with fuch, as moft men do,
Of this fame proud, and idle hufwife brood,
Shrewifh, and toyifh ; foolifh, queanifh to :
Full of bad faults, and nere an inch that's good :
What mould men do with fuch vngratious wiues ?
Turne them to graffe, and fo liue quiet Hues.



Befides, Tenants mall need to pay no rent,

The Earth's the Lord's, and all that is therein:

Land-lords may hang them-felues with one confent ;

And if they pleafe, next Quarter day begin :

Wee will not be indebted vnto any,

But be Free-holders, paying not a penny.

AirBonds and Bils, mail be of no effect :
And hee that will not pay his Debt, may chufe :
This Hand, and Seale, no man mall need refpect:
Day of the month; and toyes that Scriueners vfe:
Sheepe-skins, and Waxe, fliall now no more preuayle,
To bring a man into the dolefull Iayle.



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All Prifons fhall be prefently pul'd downe,
For wee will haue good Fellowes walke at large:
A paire of Stocks fhall not appeare in Towne :


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