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And made the Dirt i’th’Streets compound,
For taking up the publick Ground:
The Kennel, and the King's High way,
For being unmolested, Pay.
Let out the Stocks, and Whipping-Poft,
And Cage, to those that gave him most;
Impos'd a Tax on Bakers Ears,
And for False Weights on Chandelers.
Made Victuallers and Vintners fine
For Arbitrary Ale and Wine.
But was a kind and constant Friend
To all that Regularly offend :
Residentiary Bawds,
And Brokers that receive stoll'n Goods;
That cheat in Lawful Mysteries,
And pay Church-Duties, and his Fees
But was implacable and awker d,
To all that Interlop'd and Hawker’d.

To this brave Man, the Knight repairs
For Counsel in his Law- Affairs ;
And found him mounted, in his Pew.
With Books, and Money plac'd, for Shew,

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Like Neft-Eggs, to make Clients lay,
And for his false Opinion pay :
To whom the Knight, with comely Grace,
Put off his Hat, to put his Case:
Which he as proudly entertain'd,
As th’other courteously strain’d.
And to assure him, 'twas not that
He look'd for; Bid him put on's Hat.

Quoth he, There is one Sidrophel,
Whom I have cudgeldam-Very well.
And now he brags t’have beaten me.
Better and better still, quo? he.
And vows to stick me to the Wall
Where e'er he meets me

-Best of all.
'Tis true the Knave has taken's Oath,
That I robb'd him - Well done in. Troth,
When h' has confess:d, he stole my Cloak,
And pick'd my Fob, and what he took;
Which was the Cause that made me bang him,
And take my Goods again Marry hang him.
Now whether I should, before-hand
Swear he robbid me? - I underft and.

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Or bring my Aition of Conversion
And Trover for my Goods? - Ah, Whorefon.
Or if ’tis better to indite,
And bring him to his Trial ? - Right,
Prevent what he designs to do,
And swear for th’State against him ? True,
Or whether he that is Defendant
In this Case has the better End on't ;
Who putting in a New Cross-Bill,
May traverse th’ Action?

Better still.
Then there's a Lady too.-
That's easily prov'd accessary,
A Widow, who by folemn Vows,
Contracted to me, for my Spouse,
Combin'd with him to break her Word,
And has abetted all Good Lord!
Suborn'd th'aforesaid Sidrophel,
To tamper with the Dev'l of Hell, .
Who put m'into a horrid Fear,
Fear of my Life, Make that appear.
Made an Assault, with Fiends and Men,
Upon my Body. Good

And

Good agen.

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