Musical interlude: Packington's Pound
Packington's Pound was the setting for A Caveat for Cutpurses, but this version is more lute than loot. Click on the picture:
And here is the first verse of the song:
My masters, and friends, and good people, draw near, And look to your purses for that I do say; And though little mony in them you do bear, It costs more to get than to lose in a day; You oft have been told, both the young and the old, And bidden beware of the Cut-purse so bold; Then, if you take heed not, free me from the curse, Who both give you warning for and the cut-purse. Youth, youth you hadst better been starv'd by thy nurse, Than live to be hang'd for cutting a purse.
Posted on 06/08/2008 1:41 PM by Mary Jackson