You Gallants so pretty in Countrey and City attend to my ditty which to you I tell. It is of my Rambles and how I have gambold and what sad misfortunes unto me befell. I set out for Edinburgh with money great store I never was in that great city before. I met with Companions Moll, Nelly and Peg who made me pay dearly for Bobing in bed. While my money lasted I plenteously wasted I wanted no pleasure That e'er [I] could. Of dancing and jinking Carousing and drinking with many a turn at Bobing in bed. While Molly and Nancy did pleasure my fancy they hurried me round to Ball and to play They Confused my Brains and fired my head and Constantly led me for bobing in bed. As I walk'd thro' the city a wench that was pretty came kindly unto me it being late in the night She ask'd me to treat her I thought I could eat her She being so neatly dress'd up all in white. She hurried me into a Close that was nigh and into an ale house so cunning and sly The shape of her body and hair of her head did give me great fancy for bobing in bed. A bed and a Chamber cause I was a Stranger She made them believe that she was mny wife, Great stores of good liquor arround we did Bikker I ne'er was so blunder'd before in my life. The Drabs of the houses our host and his spouses went spunging about us our liquor to swill When drunk they did make me they laid me in bed I said in the morning I'd pay off the bill. My punk she came to me and laid her down by me I gave her a Gunnea our Bargain was made To fill my desire she gave me the fire to punish me fairly for Bobing in bed. But while I did sleep away she did creep she took away breeches my money & Cloths My apparel and treasure to spend at her pleasure which made me look Blunt like among the town beaus. I was in such slumber they thought a great wonder the hostler came to me by nine in the day He ask'd for my Dutches or where were my Breeches my money and Cloths being all taken away Then I scratch'd up my eyes in a sudden surprize I suddenly found the jade she was fled And thirty brave pounds she had for her prize which swingingly paid her for Bobing in bed. I was brought to the justice without shoes or breeches but wrap't in a sheet for to pay for my sins There was five pound of lawing which made me to stare I wished myself down in the Country again. They demanded my note which to them I wrote and courteously told them that all should be payed My landlord discharg'd me the justice enlarg'd me but bad me keep distance from Bobing in bed. In town I'd a friend who to me did lend a suit of aparrel and money again I being reliev'd and my losses retriev'd then home I returnd with a heart full of pain. Design to take care my money to spare and ramble no more among the young maids Though both brisk & jolly I've paid for my folly not having adversion for Bobing in bed.
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