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THE FAIRIES FAREWELL. FAREWELL REWARDS and FAIRIES!

Good housewives now may fay;
For now foul fluts in dairies

Do fare as well as they :
And though they sweep their hearths no less

Than maids were wont to do,
Yet who of late for cleanliness

Finds six-PENCE in her shoe?
Lament, lament, old abbies,

The fairies' loft command !
They did but change priests babies,

But some have chang'd your land :
And all your children stol'n froin thence,

Are now grown puritanes,
Who live as changelings ever since,

For love of your domains.
At morning and at evening both

You merry were and glad,
So little care of Neep and noth

These pretty ladies had.
When Tom came home from labour,

Or ciss to milking rose,
Then merrily went their tabour,

And nimbly went their toes.
Witness those rings and roundelays

Of theirs, which yet remain ; Were footed in Queen MARIES days

On many a grally plain.

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