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Wyth fwyppyng of swepyls :
Thay were so wery for-foght,
As thay were croked crepyls.
Perkyn was fo wery, that he began to loute ;
He ftyrt up as a snayle,
And wan there a mare.
Perkyn wan five, and Hud wan twa:
And wyst it were my sond.
Perkyn turnyd hyin about in that ych thrang, 199
He Ver. 163. The boyes were MS. V. 170. creped then about in the roft. MS.
V.179. razt. MS. V. 185. ftand. MS, 1.189. fand. MS.
He threw tham doun to the erth, and thraft tham amang,
Ye er a dughty man.
• Thus' thay tugged, and rugged, tyl yt was nere nyat :
Ther husbandes hom to fetch,
And sum on whele-barows.
Thay gaderyd Perkyn about, 'on' everych fyde,
So wele hys nedys he has sped,
To Ver. 199. Thys. MS. V. 204. hom for to fetch. MS. V. 208. about everych side. MS. V.209. the gre, is wanting in MS. V. 210. mothe, MS. V. 212. And thay ifere affent. MS. V. 214. had wed. MS, V. 215. The cheefemen. PC.
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To that ylk fest com many for the nones ;
220 With forrow com thay thedyr.
Wo was Hawkyn, wo was Herry,
& fyve had a cokeney ;
Ver. 218. trippand on. MS.
Abertas para is het in MS bat given from-Boomvellstopy * Six-men's song, i.e. a song for fxx voices. So Shakespeare uses Three-inan fong-men, in bis Winter's Tale, A. 3. jc. 3. to denote men that coulú ling Catches composed for three Voices. Of this fort are bVeelkes's Madrigals mentioned below, Book II. Song 9. So again Shakesp. bas Three-men Beetle ; 1, 6. a) Beetle or Rammer worked by obrce men, 2 Hen. 4. A. I. SC. 3.