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The Interlude of Youth - Anonym 1514

Ryot

Sir than shall ye do well
For we be true as stele
Syr can teache you to play at the dice
At the quenes game and at the Iryshe
The Treygobet and the hasarde also
And many other games mo
Also at the cardes I can theche you to play
At the triump and one and thyrtye
Soft, pinion and also aumsase.
And at ad other they call dewface
yet I can tel you more & ye wyll con me thanke
Pinke and drinke and also at the blanke
And many sportes mo

Riot

Sir, than shall you do well,
For we be true as steel.
Sir, I can teach you to play at the dice,
At the queen's game and at the Irish ;
The Treygobet and the Hazard also,
And many other games mo ;
Also at the cards I can teach you to play,
At the Triumph and one-and-thirty,
Poft, pinion and also ambs-ace,
And at another they call deuce-ace ;
Yet I can tell you more, if you will give me thank,
Pink and drink and also at the blank
And many sports mo.