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Broadside entitled 'The Rake in Fetters, or the Marriage Mouse Trap'
The RAKE in Fetters:
Marriage Mouse Trap.
OF all the simple Things I know,
I whor'd, I drank, I play'd the Fool,
With a thousand mad Frolicks more;
I rov'd, I rang'd, despis'd all Rule ;
But I never was marry'd before.
It was the worst Fate cou'd ensue ;
I'm meu'd in a smoaky House:
I us'd to top a Bottle or two,
But now drink small Beer with my Spouse,
My darling Freedom crown'd my Joys,
Then forc'd to creep in to my Hole.
Probable date published:
1720 shelfmark: Ry.III.c.36(122)