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The History of Sir John Oldcastle (Folio 3, 1664)

Enter the host of the house with the Irishman.
Irish. Be me tro Mester is poor Irisman, is want lud-
ging, is have no mony, is starve and cold, good Mester
give her some meat, is famise and tye.
2365Host. Faith fellow I have no lodging, but what I keep
for my Guesse: as for meat, thou shalt have as much as
there is, and if thou wilt lie in the barn, there's fair straw,
and room enough.
Irish. Is tank my Mester hertily.
2370Host. Ho, Robin.
Rob. Who calls?
Host. Shew this poor Irishman to the barn, go sirra.