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First Line: Fine knacks for ladies, cheap, choice, brave and new
Last Line: Of no removes.
Variant Title(s): A Peddler's Song;a Pedlar;lute Song Set By John Dowland (3)
Subject(s): Love; Peddlers & Peddling


FINE knacks for ladies! cheap, choice, brave, and new,
Good pennyworths -- but money cannot move:
I keep a fair but for the Fair to view --
A beggar may be liberal of love.
Though all my wares be trash, the heart is true,
The heart is true.

Great gifts are guiles and look for gifts again;
My trifles come as treasures from my mind:
It is a precious jewel to be plain;
Sometimes in shell the orient'st pearls we find: --
Of others take a sheaf, of me a grain!
Of me a grain!

Within this packe pinnes points laces and gloves,
And divers toies fitting a country faier,
But in my hart where duety serves and loves,
Turtels and twins, courts brood, a heavenly paier:
Happy the hart that thincks of no removes,
Of no removes.




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