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Identifier: historyofvagrant00ribt (find matches)
Title: A history of vagrants and vagrancy, and beggars and begging;
Year: 1887 (1880s)
Authors: Ribton-Turner, C. J. (Charles James)
Subjects: Tramps Begging Poor laws
Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall
Contributing Library: University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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de of good intent. A great company of folys may we fyndeAinonge beggers ; whiche haue theyr hole delyteIn theyr lewde craft : wherfore I set my myndeIn this Barge theyr maners ( brefely for to wryteFor thoughe that nede them greuously do byteYet is theyr mynde for all theyr pouerteTo kepe with them of children great plente. And though that they myght otherwyse well lyue And get their lyuynge by labour and besynes Yet fully they theyr inyndes set and gyue To lede this lyfe alway in wretchydnes The clerke ; frere j or monke ; whiche hath store of ryches For all his lyfe, if he it gyde wysely, Wyll yet the beggers offyce occupy. Suche oft complayne the charge of pouerteIn garmentis goynge raggyd and to rentBut yet haue they of ryches great plenteWhiche in gode vse can neuer of them be spentAlmys is ordeyned by god omnypotentAnd holy churche : for to be gyuyn in dedeUnto good vse ; and suche as haue moste nede. Almes is ordeyned by god our creatourFor men that lyue in nede and wretchydnes
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FOOLISH BEGGARS AND THEIR VANITIES (1508) AND BEGGAES AND BEGGING. 587 Therwith their paynfull lyues to socour And nat for ryche that lyues in viciousnes But yet suche caytyfs boldly in dare pres For their lewde lyfe without all maner drede This almes takynge from them that haue moste nede. The abbot ; the Pryour ; and also theyr couentAr so blyndyd with vnhappy couetyseThat with theyr owne can they nat be contentBut to haue more ; they alway mean deuyseYe : in so moche that some haue founde a gyseTo fayne theyr bretherne tan in captyuyteThat they may begge so by auctoryte. They fayne myracles where none were euer doneAnd all for lucre : some other range aboutTo gather and begge with some fayned pardonAnd at the alehows at nyght all drynkyth outSo ren these beggers in company rowtBy stretis tauernes townes and vyllagysNo place can well be fre of theyr outragys. Some begge for byldynges I some for relyques newe Of holy sayntis of countreys farre and strange And with theyr wordes faynyd

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