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Hermione. Pray you sit by us,
And tell's a tale.
When as the rye reach to the chin,
And chopcherry, chopcherry ripe within,
Fair maid, white and red,
Comb me smooth, and stroke my head;
There was an old party of Lyme
Who married three wives at one time.
When my old wife lived, upon
This day she was both pantler, butler, cook,
There was an old fellow of Lyme
Who lived with three wives at one time.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Thou saist that dropping houses and eek smoke
And chiding wives maken men to flee
The argument between wives and whores is an old one; each one thinking that whatever she is, at least she is not the other.
--I tell the tale that I heard told.
Mithridates, he died old.
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